• BATSMEN
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    3.6 catch - catch! What a total screamer from North! Strauss drove outside off and North took it high, with one hand, to his right, at second slip - and it stuck! Magnificent snaffle, reminiscent of Mark Waugh 11/1
    22.2 another one goes! Clark gets the big wicket of Cook, who prods at a ball that doesn't straighten as much as he expected, a thick edge is well taken by Michael Clarke low to his right at first slip 63/5
    6.4 he's got him! Bopara's punched him straight to gully. Good, accurate bowling - it spat up at him a touch, but that's a horridly loose stroke by a No.3 with the ball swinging around 16/2
    15.3 gone! Terrific bouncer from Johnson, on line and made Bell play at shoulder height, he's really only fended and the ball runs off the face of the bat to Haddin 39/3
    18.3 Clark gets his first! Another excellent outswinger on the right length and Collingwood simply prods, finds the outside edge and Ponting at second slip takes a straightforward chance 42/4
    not out
    37
    43
    5
    0
    86.04
    24.5 great catch! What a pickup from Katich at short square leg, Broad has clipped that off his pads and Katich has to go low down and gets his fingers under the ball, very quick reflexes 72/6
    29.4 pitches this up and Swann obliges with a drive, gets a thick outside edge which flies to Clarke at first slip taking it comfortably to his right. Easy as you like 92/7
    31.4 Harmison gets his 20th duck! He holds the same record as Mike Atherton, trying to work this to the leg side but getting a thin edge on it through to Haddin 98/8
    33.4 good bouncer! Nasty delivery aimed right at his skull, he jumped back and just couldn't get his hands away from it, Haddin taking an easy catch 102/9
    33.5 Siddle has five! Brilliant stuff. A horrid bouncer hammers into his forearm and flies to short-leg where Katich takes a good catch. Nowhere near his glove but, well, near enough given he's a tailender and Siddle roars his delight 102/10
    Extras
    17 (b 5, lb 8, nb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    102 all out (33.5 Overs, 163 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    BW Hilfenhaus7.002012.8502
    PM Siddle9.502152.1301
    MG Johnson7.003014.2810
    SR Clark10.041831.8000
    Fall of wickets:1-11 (AJ Strauss, 3.6 ov), 2-16 (RS Bopara, 6.4 ov), 3-39 (IR Bell, 15.3 ov), 4-42 (PD Collingwood, 18.3 ov), 5-63 (AN Cook, 22.2 ov), 6-72 (SCJ Broad, 24.5 ov), 7-92 (GP Swann, 29.4 ov), 8-98 (SJ Harmison, 31.4 ov), 9-102 (JM Anderson, 33.4 ov), 10-102 (G Onions, 33.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    27.3 got him. Onions actually gets one straight as Watson tried to whip it to leg, and that's hitting him halfway up middle stump 133/2
    1.4 got him! A brute from Harmison cutting back and bouncing on Katich who fended it off his gloves to the diving leg gully 14/1
    28.6 got him! Broad raps him on the pad with one angling into Ponting's pads, as he tries to whip it to leg, and there's a long delay before Rauf raises his finger 140/3
    30.3 gone! Broad gets the breakthrough coming around the wicket, swinging in to Hussey and strikes him in line, would have taken leg stump 151/4
    72.6 Onions gets the breakthrough at last! That's an inswinging yorker, it moves late as well, and Clarke is struck in line with middle stump, that would have taken leg stump 303/5
    104.1 that's it, the innings ends with a big slog to deep midwicket, it's taken comfortably and Broad gets six 445/10
    80.2 got him! Somehow, the bouncer war has worked. Just short of a length, Haddin went for a pull but it wasn't quite short enough and he spooned it around to leg gully 323/6
    96.3 the short ball gets a wicket, Johnson goes for the pull and it flies high out to deep midwicket, where Bopara doesn't have to move to take the catch just inside the boundary 393/7
    96.6 gone! Siddle departs for a golden duck. Broad aims at the stumps and it takes the top of off, well bowled by Broad, who now has four. 394/8
    32
    22
    1
    3
    145.45
    102.5 Broad gets five, and that's the end of Clark's cameo. He's flashed at one outside off and the bottom edge cannons into off stump 440/9
    not out
    0
    3
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    30 (b 9, lb 14, nb 3, w 4)
    TOTAL
    445 all out (104.1 Overs, 463 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson18.038904.9410
    SJ Harmison23.049824.2610
    G Onions22.058023.6312
    SCJ Broad25.169163.6111
    GP Swann16.046404.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-14 (SM Katich, 1.4 ov), 2-133 (SR Watson, 27.3 ov), 3-140 (RT Ponting, 28.6 ov), 4-151 (MEK Hussey, 30.3 ov), 5-303 (MJ Clarke, 72.6 ov), 6-323 (BJ Haddin, 80.2 ov), 7-393 (MG Johnson, 96.3 ov), 8-394 (PM Siddle, 96.6 ov), 9-440 (SR Clark, 102.5 ov), 10-445 (MJ North, 104.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    22.4 gone! Hilfenhaus gets the first breakthrough with a ball that swings back in to Strauss and strikes him on the back thigh, Asad Rauf has no hesitation in raising his finger. 58/1
    29.6 Cook is gone! Johnson gets another, fast and full, swinging away from Cook, who gets a thin edge through to Haddin. Wonderful bowling! 78/5
    22.5 two from two! Bopara is gone lbw, Hilfenhaus simply aims at off stump and Asad Rauf gives Bopara out. 58/2
    25.5 Johnson strikes! Not a good shot from Bell, he's prodded at one outside off and tamely edges to Ponting at second slip 67/3
    27.6 another one! Big, big inswinger from Johnson, that's an outstanding, fast, full ball that takes Collingwood in line with middle and leg and that's one of the easier lbw calls of this series. 74/4
    32.3 edged - gone! Taken by Ponting at second slip. Easy as you like. Anderson trudges off painfully slowly. Perfect line from Hilfenhaus and had him feeling for it 86/6
    38.6 amazing catch from Haddin! A beautiful outswinger had Prior lured into a nibble, Haddin had to decide whether to dive in front of first slip - he did, he dived, and he caught it magnificently with his right glove. Awesome 120/7
    51.3 this time Broad finds the fielder in the deep! Siddle bangs it in short and Broad pulls it to deep midwicket where Watson running in makes a good sliding catch 228/8
    59.2 got him! Has he? Yes! The thinnest of edges on that as Swann drives outside off. Swann's utterly unconvinced but up goes the finger and that ends a fine, entertaining knock 259/9
    not out
    19
    28
    4
    0
    67.85
    61.3 bowled him with a jaffa! Cut back sharply and Onions didn't have an answer. Australia level the series 1-1 and Johnson has five 263/10
    Extras
    26 (b 5, lb 5, nb 11, w 5)
    TOTAL
    263 all out (61.3 Overs, 275 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    BW Hilfenhaus19.026043.1509
    PM Siddle12.025014.1611
    SR Clark11.017406.7201
    MG Johnson19.336953.5300
    Fall of wickets:1-58 (AJ Strauss, 22.4 ov), 2-58 (RS Bopara, 22.5 ov), 3-67 (IR Bell, 25.5 ov), 4-74 (PD Collingwood, 27.6 ov), 5-78 (AN Cook, 29.6 ov), 6-86 (JM Anderson, 32.3 ov), 7-120 (MJ Prior, 38.6 ov), 8-228 (SCJ Broad, 51.3 ov), 9-259 (GP Swann, 59.2 ov), 10-263 (G Onions, 61.3 ov)

Match Notes