• BATSMEN
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    28.1 got him! A horrid little nibble outside off - absolutely no need for Strauss to fiddle at that one, and it carried through low to Haddin 114/2
    5.3 well bowled and CAUGHT! Angled across Cook who pushed at it meekly, edging it low to Ponting's right at second slip 12/1
    72
    137
    10
    0
    52.55
    53.5 bowled him, inside edge - he's out! That's cleaned him up! Bell came forward with only a tentative little push, his bat coming down in an arc and it took a thick inside edge to clatter his stumps 181/4
    47.5 and this time Collingwood does go for the drive and he's caught at gully! Full and wide, Collingwood gets it off a thick edge and Hussey takes the catch right in front of his face 176/3
    74.2 that is magnificent work from Katich! Truly incredible stuff at short leg! Trott uses his feet and clips to leg, Katich at short leg makes a sharp save and quickly gets a full-blooded throw at the stumps, Trott is still in the follow through and has to turn quickly, the direct hit has him well short 268/7
    65.3 the slower ball and Prior prods it tamely to point who takes a good, leaping catch - terrific bowling from Johnson 229/5
    69.4 gone! There won't be a first-innings fairytale from Freddie, flashes at a wide one and gets an edge through to Haddin 247/6
    90.5 got him! Much better from Hilfenhaus, pitching it up, and he goes for a huge swing and gets a thick outside edge to slip 332/10
    85.3 got him! What a way for Australia to end the day, as Swann taps forward meekly and edges a very fine delivery behind 307/8
    86.6 Anderson's out! Swinging back late, he was late on it and couldn't get his bat down in time, and Anderson's got his first duck in Test cricket! 308/9
    not out
    12
    12
    3
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    38 (b 12, lb 5, nb 18, w 3)
    TOTAL
    332 all out (90.5 Overs, 414 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    BW Hilfenhaus21.557133.2505
    PM Siddle21.067543.5704
    SR Clark14.054102.9200
    MG Johnson15.006924.6038
    MJ North14.033302.3501
    SR Watson5.002605.2000
    Fall of wickets:1-12 (AN Cook, 5.3 ov), 2-114 (AJ Strauss, 28.1 ov), 3-176 (PD Collingwood, 47.5 ov), 4-181 (IR Bell, 53.5 ov), 5-229 (MJ Prior, 65.3 ov), 6-247 (A Flintoff, 69.4 ov), 7-268 (IJL Trott, 74.2 ov), 8-307 (GP Swann, 85.3 ov), 9-308 (JM Anderson, 86.6 ov), 10-332 (SCJ Broad, 90.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    22.6 that's out! No worries about it. Absolutely dead in front, Watson trapped in the crease and that's taking out middle-and-leg 73/1
    37.1 Swann gets Katich! Oh, the follow-on looms now! Katich got an inside edge onto the top flap of his pad and it's bobbed up to short leg, who takes a simple catch and Rauf raises the finger 109/6
    26.6 bowled him! Broad's bowled him! Ponting goes back and chops it on, his off stump pegged back 85/2
    28.3 got him! Broad's got three! Hussey again not showing good judgement of his off stump as Broad cuts this back nastily and raps him in front. Gone! 89/3
    30.2 he's got him! Broad's got four! Clarke went for a drive, feeling for it, and Trott took a very sharp chance at short extra cover, diving forward. Tremendous cricket from England! 93/4
    35.3 got him! Swann gets one to go straight on with the arm, North is a bit slow getting the bat down, and Rauf says that's lbw! 108/5
    38.4 gone! Another one! Broad's got five! And what a superb ball, that has cleaned up Haddin's off stump, it's full and straightening enough to beat Haddin, who was trying to whip it through leg 111/7
    43.5 Swann gets his third! That's eight for the session! Swann tosses it up and gets some turn, Johnson is lured into the drive and an outside edge is well snapped up by Prior 131/8
    not out
    26
    38
    5
    0
    68.42
    47.3 erm. Oh dear. We've had some shockers this summer, but that takes the biscuit and the tin. Clark pats forward, bat nowhere near the ball which takes the top of his pad, ballooning to silly point...and up goes the finger. In the umpire's defence, the bat flicked the pad, so he obviously heard something... 143/9
    52.5 late swing and that's cleaned him up! Didn't have much of a clue, his feet were planted and his bat came down in an arc. And that's the end of the innings 160/10
    Extras
    7 (b 1, lb 5, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    160 all out (52.5 Overs, 226 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson9.032903.2200
    A Flintoff13.543512.5300
    GP Swann14.033842.7100
    SJ Harmison4.011503.7501
    SCJ Broad12.013753.0800
    Fall of wickets:1-73 (SR Watson, 22.6 ov), 2-85 (RT Ponting, 26.6 ov), 3-89 (MEK Hussey, 28.3 ov), 4-93 (MJ Clarke, 30.2 ov), 5-108 (MJ North, 35.3 ov), 6-109 (SM Katich, 37.1 ov), 7-111 (BJ Haddin, 38.4 ov), 8-131 (MG Johnson, 43.5 ov), 9-143 (SR Clark, 47.3 ov), 10-160 (BW Hilfenhaus, 52.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    54.3 gone! Finally there's a breakthrough for Australia, and only five minutes before lunch, North lures Strauss into a drive outside off, there's good turn and an outside edge is snapped up at first slip 157/4
    12.3 North gets the breakthrough! That's a super delivery, pitches on middle and leg, turns sharply and bounces, Cook trying to work it to leg gets an edge that is snaffled at first slip 27/1
    15.4 great catch! What a sharp piece of work from Katich at short leg! And it wasn't even the bouncer, Bell tried to flick it through leg and Katich gets the hands down low to take a ripper between his legs 34/2
    17.3 another one caught at short leg! Johnson bangs it in at chest height, Collingwood really handles this poorly and prods it straight up in the air, a simple catch for Katich 39/3
    94.6 cuts this hard - but straight to point, and North's taken a fine low catch. No one celebrates! And England declare 373/9
    57.6 pushed out square of the wicket and Katich swoops and throws down the stumps! Way, way out. Lazy run from Prior - hit it straight to him! 168/5
    64.1 down the pitch, Flintoff tries to lift it over the top but skies it straight to Siddle at long-on who takes an easy catch, and that's Flintoff's final innings in Test cricket 200/6
    74.2 Broad goes for it and this time he's found the fielder! He's gone the big slog over leg and the extra bounce does him, his top edge skies to mid off where Ponting takes a straightforward catch 243/7
    87.4 got him this time! Good, straight bouncer and he tries to pull it but gets a thick top edge which Haddin swallows with ease 333/8
    not out
    15
    29
    2
    0
    51.72
    Extras
    32 (b 1, lb 15, nb 9, w 7)
    TOTAL
    373/9d (95 Overs, 408 minutes)
    Did not bat: SJ Harmison
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    BW Hilfenhaus11.015815.2704
    PM Siddle17.036904.0520
    MJ North30.049843.2610
    MG Johnson17.016023.5225
    SM Katich5.02901.8000
    SR Clark12.024313.5800
    MJ Clarke3.002006.6600
    Fall of wickets:1-27 (AN Cook, 12.3 ov), 2-34 (IR Bell, 15.4 ov), 3-39 (PD Collingwood, 17.3 ov), 4-157 (AJ Strauss, 54.3 ov), 5-168 (MJ Prior, 57.6 ov), 6-200 (A Flintoff, 64.1 ov), 7-243 (SCJ Broad, 74.2 ov), 8-333 (GP Swann, 87.4 ov), 9-373 (IJL Trott, 94.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    24.3 another one goes, but did he get bat on that? Off-cutter from Broad trapping Watson in his crease; he tried to defend but it was just too quick, too straight, and replays show that would've clipped middle-and-off. England are on a roll here! 90/2
    23.6 stunning delivery from Swann as Katich pads up! That was the arm ball on off stump, it went straight on and that's a horrible leave from Katich as he's trapped in front 86/1
    63.6 lovely nudged off his hips to mid-on. But hang on - Flintoff's got a rocket arm and he throws down Ponting's stumps! He's gone! Flintoff celebrates before the replays, down on one knee, arms outstretched ala Lord's. Flintoff has done it for England 217/3
    102.2 England have won the Ashes! Hussey prods to short leg and that's it. It's all over! 348/10
    64.5 turns this to leg - or tries to. It ricochets to Strauss at leg slip who flicks it onto the stumps! Is Clarke's bat back in time? The bail appears to be lifted and the bat's not quite over the line, but it's so hard to tell from these replays. Another huge moment here as we wait for the umpire's decision! And he's out! He's been given out. Clarke trudges off scarcely able to believe his fate, nor that of his team 220/4
    72.2 gone! Sharp piece of work here from Prior, North takes an enormous stride down and tries to sweep, misses the ball and his foot looks to be on the line as Prior whips the bails off. Billy Bowden doesn't require the third umpire 236/5
    94.4 Haddin's luck runs out! He advances and lofts high over midwicket, but doesn't get the ball well enough off the middle and Strauss gets under it to take a comfortable catch 327/6
    95.5 gone! Harmison gets Johnson! He's angled it across and Johnson flashed, his thick edge has been taken sharply by Collingwood moving to his right at second slip 327/7
    99.4 Siddle's gone! Leading edge as he tried to work it through leg and that's lobbed up to Flintoff at mid off. Two wickets to go! 343/8
    99.5 first ball! Caught at short leg! Angled in and it's lobbed up to Cook who snaffles an easy one 343/9
    not out
    4
    8
    1
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    20 (b 7, lb 7, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    348 all out (102.2 Overs, 431 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson12.024603.8301
    A Flintoff11.014203.8101
    SJ Harmison16.055433.3704
    GP Swann40.2812042.9700
    SCJ Broad22.047113.2200
    PD Collingwood1.00101.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-86 (SM Katich, 23.6 ov), 2-90 (SR Watson, 24.3 ov), 3-217 (RT Ponting, 63.6 ov), 4-220 (MJ Clarke, 64.5 ov), 5-236 (MJ North, 72.2 ov), 6-327 (BJ Haddin, 94.4 ov), 7-327 (MG Johnson, 95.5 ov), 8-343 (PM Siddle, 99.4 ov), 9-343 (SR Clark, 99.5 ov), 10-348 (MEK Hussey, 102.2 ov)

Match Details

Kennington Oval, London

11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
  • The Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, London, SE 11 5SS (Phone: 020-7582-6660)

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Series result

England won the 5-match series 2-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes