Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    26.6 gone! Swann makes another breakthrough and Watson again can't convert...he tries to turn this into the leg side, it all looks quite innocuous, but some extra bounce meant he just lobs a simple catch to square leg 130/3
    13.3 that is absolutely plumb! Paine steps back for a flick through midwicket, but is beaten by the angle from wide of the crease and nailed right in front of middle. That's the breakthrough, and not before time from England's point of view 75/1
    18.1 gone! Huge wicket for England and great work from Kieswetter as this one spins sharply down the leg side, beating Ponting as he comes down the pitch and the wicketkeeper brings the ball back from very wide with the Aussie captain stranded well out of his crease 93/2
    38.4 oh dear, that was out from the moment he went through with the stroke. Done in the flight, and Clarke's uppish drive picks out the sub, Ian Bell, at long-off. 169/5
    34.1 swept, and snaffled at square leg! A full-blooded stroke, but Strauss scoops the ball low to his left, and that's a key wicket! 154/4
    40.2 gone and another one departs...Collingwood strikes with an off cutter that scoots through on off stump and beats Hussey's push. That had been coming. 183/6
    45.4 another goes! Anderson gets his second as Smith goes for a sweep and is taken on the heel of his back foot which looked in line with leg stump 211/9
    43.6 gone! Anderson strikes with a slower ball which was back of a length and makes Hopes play the pull far too early, resulting in an under edge onto off stump...now it's down to the bowlers 202/7
    44.5 and that's why it's all short, because it works, as Harris splices an attempted pull and lobs a simple catch Strauss at midwicket who has been in the action today 207/8
    45.6 all over! Dead-eye yorker from Anderson as Bollinger backs away to try and go through the off side and the ball strikes bottom of middle. That is that. 212/10
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    Extras
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    TOTAL
    212 all out (46 Overs, RR: 4.60)
    Fall of wickets: 1-75 (TD Paine, 13.3 ov), 2-93 (RT Ponting, 18.1 ov), 3-130 (SR Watson, 26.6 ov), 4-154 (CL White, 34.1 ov), 5-169 (MJ Clarke, 38.4 ov), 6-183 (MEK Hussey, 40.2 ov), 7-202 (JR Hopes, 43.6 ov), 8-207 (RJ Harris, 44.5 ov), 9-211 (SPD Smith, 45.4 ov), 10-212 (DE Bollinger, 45.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson812232.75321000
    TT Bresnan604307.16228020
    SCJ Broad613015.00214020
    LJ Wright1014014.0011100
    MH Yardy1004514.50323110
    GP Swann1013743.70342010
    PD Collingwood502114.20131000
  • BATSMEN
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    42.5 gone...no century for Strauss as he drives slightly flat-footed outside off and gets a thick edge low to Tim Paine 189/5
    0.4 now there's no answer to that! Stunning delivery, a late-swinging yorker, and Kieswetter's middle stump is out of the ground! 1/1
    12.5 caught and bowled! That was sharp reactions as Pietersen drove hard back at the bowler's face. And he got his right palm in the way just in time ... game on, perhaps? 52/2
    30.1 Gone! The change works immediately as Collingwood pushes with no great certainty outside off and chops the ball onto his stumps. It was on a length, wobbling around just outside off and he just pushed his bat at it without conviction. 128/3
    41.4 well, out of nowhere really Morgan has given his innings away rather tame pull to midwicket...soft way to go, but it shouldn't make a difference to the result 185/4
    44.5 but wickets are an issue! Yardy goes as he chases a full one outside off and gets a thin edge through to Paine. Game on. He hit the ground at the same time, but certainly bat there too 197/7
    43.3 gone! Well that's a brainless shot from Wright as he tries to clear long off and ends up just giving simple catch to James Hopes. England making it hard work for themselves 190/6
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    93.33
    47.1 GONE! What drama, Bollinger from around the wicket gets one through Swann's defence and crashes into middle stump 203/8
    47.6 GONE...stunning stuff from Bollinger as he spears a great yorker through Broad who didn't really look like he had a clue out there today 203/9
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    Extras
    12 (b 1, lb 3, nb 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    214/9 (49.1 Overs, RR: 4.35)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (C Kieswetter, 0.4 ov), 2-52 (KP Pietersen, 12.5 ov), 3-128 (PD Collingwood, 30.1 ov), 4-185 (EJG Morgan, 41.4 ov), 5-189 (AJ Strauss, 42.5 ov), 6-190 (LJ Wright, 43.3 ov), 7-197 (MH Yardy, 44.5 ov), 8-203 (GP Swann, 47.1 ov), 9-203 (SCJ Broad, 47.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SW Tait1012832.80431061
    DE Bollinger1032032.00481001
    RJ Harris1005915.90319000
    JR Hopes6.104407.13165100
    MJ Clarke402506.2581100
    SPD Smith903423.77282000

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