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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
    20 (b 7, lb 7, nb 6)
    348 all out (102.2 Overs, RR: 3.40, 431 minutes)
    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)
    JM Anderson12.024603.8301
    A Flintoff11.014203.8101
    SJ Harmison16.055433.3704
    GP Swann40.2812042.9700
    SCJ Broad22.047113.2200
    PD Collingwood1.00101.0000

Match Details


England , elected to bat first

Series result

England won the 5-match series 2-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

20,21,22,23 August 2009 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 20 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 307/8 (SCJ Broad 26*, 85.3 ov)
  • Fri, 21 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 58/3 (AJ Strauss 32*, IJL Trott 8*, 28 ov)
  • Sat, 22 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 80/0 (SR Watson 31*, SM Katich 42*, 20 ov)
  • Sun, 23 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 348 (102.2 ov) - end of match

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