Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    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
    26 (b 5, lb 5, nb 11, w 5)
    263 all out (61.3 Overs, RR: 4.27, 275 minutes)
    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)
    BW Hilfenhaus19.026043.1509
    PM Siddle12.025014.1611
    SR Clark11.017406.7201
    MG Johnson19.336953.5300

Close of Play

  • Fri, 7 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 196/4 (MJ Clarke 34*, MJ North 7*, 47 ov)
  • Sat, 8 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 82/5 (JM Anderson 0*, MJ Prior 4*, 32 ov)
  • Sun, 9 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 263 (61.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes