• BATSMEN
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    19.3 gone! Strauss shimmies down the track, not quite getting to the pitch but trying to send the ball to long on. Instead, he pops the simplest of caught-and-bowled chances back to Hauritz, who gratefully accepts. Australia are cock-a-hoop, they need to keep chipping away at England! 109/3
    2.2 gone! Bollinger strikes as Kieswetter comes down the pitch and gets a clunky bottom edge through to Paine, the ball barely carries but the keeper makes the take 23/1
    14.6 what a catch! Pietersen came down the track and tried to hammer Smith away to midwicket again, but in the air this time. Ponting was in position close at midwicket but that looked to have cleared him ... until he leapt to pluck it out of the air one-handed. I think he even surprised himself with that one. Rolling back the years, Punter! 91/2
    36.2 gone! Just when I was saying that the batsmen had settled in and Australia were without a strike bowler, Bollinger charges in and hits the stumps! The ball was outside off and Collingwood went for a leaden-footed pushed to the off side, little inside edge and into the stumps. Still, he's probably done enough to close down the game 192/4
    40.2 gone! Test match bowling does for Eoin Morgan, as Bollinger spears one down back of a length just around off stump. The ball rose quite sharply off a length, took the edge near the shoulder of the bat, and went through to Paine. Great piece of bowling, do Australia have a sniff of an unlikely series-levelling win now? 211/6
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    14
    2
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    71.42
    39.4 gone this time! Poor shot selection there, he had done the hard work with the two boundaries and was just looking to do too much with this ball. It was on a length and straight, coming in off the seam, and he tried to run it to third man though the ball was practically angling in to the hip. Inside edge was the result, and the ball ricochets onto the stumps 211/5
    not out
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    24
    19
    1
    0
    63.15
    not out
    19
    15
    14
    1
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    135.71
    Extras
    10 (lb 2, nb 5, w 3)
    TOTAL
    243/6 (45.2 Overs, RR: 5.36)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (C Kieswetter, 2.2 ov), 2-91 (KP Pietersen, 14.6 ov), 3-109 (AJ Strauss, 19.3 ov), 4-192 (PD Collingwood, 36.2 ov), 5-211 (LJ Wright, 39.4 ov), 6-211 (EJG Morgan, 40.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DE Bollinger10.024634.60424222
    CJ McKay9.206006.42354303
    JR Hopes5.003016.00144000
    NM Hauritz10.005615.60242010
    SPD Smith8.004015.00244000
    SR Watson3.00903.00110000

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