• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    7.3 Hughes has been tested with a fair few short ones and has looked anything but the run machine he was at Middlesex … finally Harmison gets him, banging one in, Hughes doesn't get over it, getting in a complete tangle, and gloves the ball to gully. Harmison , touching 90mph consistently, looks like the 2005 version … 19/1
    c Onions b Harmison
    95
    122
    15
    0
    77.86
    10.2 a roar from the crowd as Ponting aims a loose swish at a short wide ball, one he could easily have left, and a thick edge is easily held by Solanki at first slip. 'A stinky dismissal' laments an Australian colleague. 24/2
    150
    234
    19
    0
    64.10
    95.1 gone! Superb bowling from Harmison, full and swings in late to beat Hussey's drive and an excellent innings comes to an end 348/9
    45.1 Bresnan bowls a full ball outside off stump and swings it away from the right-hander, Clarke moves forward and tries to drive the ball through cover, the outswing forces him to reach out for it away from his body and he slices it straight to Adil Rashid at point 185/4
    46.1 he's played on! North stays in his crease before moving half forward, he plays hesitantly as if he's thinking about leaving it but prods at the ball in the end, it takes the inside edge on to his stumps 186/5
    49.5 lbw! Bresnan pitches the ball outside off and slants it into Haddin who plays from his crease and gets hit on the pad, he tried to play across the line but missed, that ball looked like it was missing leg stump though 197/6
    78.4 after a few slower bouncers Bresnan bangs in the quicker one, Johnson is late in going for the pull and gloves the ball to Davies 306/7
    81.4 bowled him! Harmison bowls a full ball which pitches on middle before seaming away from the right-hander, Lee tries to play the ball on the leg side but gets beaten by the movement 315/8
    96.4 goes for a wild pull, but the ball was a too wide of off stump and he sends a high catch to point 358/10
    not out
    10
    5
    2
    0
    200.00
    Extras
    19 (b 6, nb 3, lb 10)
    TOTAL
    358 all out (96.4 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    G Onions23.437032.95
    SJ Harmison25.038043.20
    TT Bresnan17.014632.70
    SI Mahmood17.027404.35
    AU Rashid14.017205.14
    Fall of wickets:1-19 (PJ Hughes, 7.3 ov), 2-24 (RT Ponting, 10.2 ov), 3-165 (SM Katich, 39.5 ov), 4-185 (MJ Clarke, 45.1 ov), 5-186 (MJ North, 46.1 ov), 6-197 (BJ Haddin, 49.5 ov), 7-306 (MG Johnson, 78.4 ov), 8-315 (B Lee, 81.4 ov), 9-348 (MEK Hussey, 95.1 ov), 10-358 (NM Hauritz, 96.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    66
    131
    8
    1
    50.38
    44.3 finally! Australia make the breakthrough as Lee strikes in his comeback over, finding some late swing and crashes one through Denly who is caught on the crease 172/1
    56.1 goes! A bouncer works this time and what a great spell from Lee. He bangs in it and Moore sizes up the pull, but the top-edge flies backward of square where Brad Haddin makes plenty of ground to take a superb catch 209/4
    44.4 two in two, how the game changes! Full and more late swing, Bell plants his front leg across the stumps and is taken on the pad. The umpire says that will take middle and leg. So after an opening stand of 172, Bell goes first ball. 172/2
    52.4 well bowled! More reverse swing for Lee and Solanki's high back-lift does for him, he can't get down in time and the ball goes from pad into off stump 198/3
    57 gone again! More brilliant fast, late, reverse swing from Lee and Morgan is trapped in front of leg my a tracer-bullet of a delivery. It speared in towards Morgan's toes and he couldn't get his feet out of the line. That was plumb. Lee on fire and he's booked his Test place 209/5
    77.2 tossed up delivery, hint of turn - Davies goes back looking to cut it away but ends up with a thick edge and the ball goes straight to Clarke at first slip. 295/6
    93.3 caught! Rashid's slashed several through and over the point region but this time he cuts it hard but straight to the fielder 344/9
    86 bowled him! And that's Johnson's first wicket of the game, he angled a short of a length delivery across Bresnan who hung his bat out at the ball, it cannoned off his inside edge on to his stumps 315/7
    86.3 oh he's been bowled! Lee fires in a short ball, forcing Mahmood to duck in a hurry, Mahmood isn't quick enough and the ball thuds into his shoulder before bouncing over him and pitching once before going on to the stumps 316/8
    not out
    7
    26
    1
    0
    26.92
    c Hughes b Clark
    8
    9
    1
    0
    88.88
    Extras
    15 (b 5, nb 8, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    352 all out (96 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    MG Johnson26.0111814.53
    B Lee27.067662.81
    SR Clark16.024022.50
    NM Hauritz18.018004.44
    MJ Clarke4.001503.75
    MJ North5.011613.20
    Fall of wickets:1-172 (JL Denly, 44.3 ov), 2-172 (IR Bell, 44.4 ov), 3-198 (VS Solanki, 52.4 ov), 4-209 (SC Moore, 56.1 ov), 5-209 (EJG Morgan, 56.6 ov), 6-295 (SM Davies, 77.2 ov), 7-315 (TT Bresnan, 85.6 ov), 8-316 (SI Mahmood, 86.3 ov), 9-344 (AU Rashid, 93.3 ov), 10-352 (G Onions, 95.6 ov)

Match Notes

  • The most memorable warm-up game

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