Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That the end of a remarkable Test, and we now have a nine-day break before it all starts again at Perth. From me, Martin Williamson, be Will Luke and Jenny Thompson thanks for joining us and for all your kind emails. Join us on Thursday week when we start all over again. Goodnight.

Post-match Andrew Flintoff: "We played a lot of good cricket apart from an hour today. I was pleased with the side we went into this match with. I'm not in a great mood at the moment .... we've got to bounce back."

Ricky Ponting: "We've worked exceptionally hard... to turn it round today was an amazing effort. We've just shown how good a team we are and we've answered all the critics."

Duncan Fletcher: "One bad session can cost you the match. I've got to speak to the batters and ask why they closed up ... the instructions were to have a go like we did yesterday. We included Giles because we wanted to bat to No. 8 ... we think Ashley can do a better job at that."

Man of the Match Ricky Ponting

Presentations and the like coming soon ... in the meantime, check out the day's photo gallery ... If you want to chat to the commentators, then click here ... but be kind, it's been a long five days ...

Australia embark on a lap of honour as the ground, which has filled up as the day has gone on, stands to acknowledge them.

32.5
1
Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, that's it ... Hussey drives through extra cover and punches the air and jumps around as well he might. Australia, seemingly down and out after two days, have recorded a remarkable win. Handshakes all round, and the grinning Australians emerge from the pavilion to meet the hangdog English side at the boundary edge ...
32.4
4
Anderson to Hussey, FOUR runs, Hussey leans back and hammers that with a short-arm pull high over wide mid-on, He punches the air ... almost there ...
32.3
0
Anderson to Hussey, no run, blocked
32.2
2
Anderson to Hussey, 2 runs, crisply driven to the cover boundary
32.1
1
Anderson to Clarke, 1 run, inside edge, Jones, diving to left spills the chance. Those are hard for keepers, but he got one hand to it and arguably should have got both there. It's academic as far as the result is concerned but it's another mistake on a dismal day for England

END OF OVER:
32 | 2 Runs | AUS: 160/4

  • MEK Hussey54 (62b)
  • MJ Clarke20 (38b)
  • SJ Harmison4-0-15-0
  • JM Anderson3-0-15-0

"Just the eight runs required and Australia have four overs to get them in," quips Thompson. She doesn't offer the run rate this time ...

31.6
0
Harmison to Hussey, no run, prodded to extra cover
31.5
0
Harmison to Hussey, no run, a loose drive beats the bat and Jones hints at an appeal but realises it missed the edge and thinks better of it
31.4
0
Harmison to Hussey, no run, played up to short extra cover
31.3
1
Harmison to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke onto the back foot, takes the pace off the ball and ambles a single as he places it wide of point
31.2
1
Harmison to Hussey, 1 run, indecent line ... leg side, and helped on its way. Harmison looks cross, as well he might
31.1
0
Harmison to Hussey, no run, decent line, no run

END OF OVER:
31 | 1 Run | AUS: 158/4

  • MJ Clarke19 (37b)
  • MEK Hussey53 (57b)
  • JM Anderson3-0-15-0
  • SJ Harmison3-0-13-0

"Ten runs needed from five overs - that's exactly two required an over, obviously," says Jenny after checking on the calculator on her mobile phone

30.6
0
Anderson to Clarke, no run, a low-key over, but that's not a worry for Australia
30.5
0
Anderson to Clarke, no run, slid defence
30.4
0
Anderson to Clarke, no run, Clarke into line, no need for any risks
30.3
0
Anderson to Clarke, no run, left alone
30.2
0
Anderson to Clarke, no run, played into the ring of fielders on the off

Ian Botham in full rant. "People are asking questions," he says. "I'm asking questions." He doesn't actually tell us what the question is though. He's almost in his Trueman "what's going off out there" mode. It's coming ...

30.1
1
Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, prodded to deepish cover

END OF OVER:
30 | 6 Runs | AUS: 157/4

  • MJ Clarke19 (32b)
  • MEK Hussey52 (56b)
  • SJ Harmison3-0-13-0
  • A Flintoff9-0-44-2

Six overs, 11 runs; more than enough time for Australia to walk to the win should they choose. For what it's worth, the required run-rate is less than two.

29.6
2
Harmison to Clarke, 2 runs, again Harmison loses his bearings and sprays the ball down the leg, and again Clarke makes the most of it by finding space behind square
29.5
0
Harmison to Clarke, no run, off stump, left alone
29.4
2
Harmison to Clarke, 2 runs, Harmison drifts down the leg side and Clarke works that to deep square leg and comes back for the second even though Bell was on it quickly
29.3
0
Harmison to Clarke, no run, Clarke blocks on the back foot
29.2
1
Harmison to Hussey, 1 run, placed into the point region
29.2
1w
Harmison to Hussey, 1 wide, when the going gets tough, the tough bowl a wide. Not in the Brisbane class, but still wide enough
29.1
0
Harmison to Hussey, no run, short, Hussey misses with an attempted hook and is struck on his shoulder. He was through the shot by the time it arrived ... how times change

Giles out of the attack and now Harmison into the attack.

END OF OVER:
29 | 8 Runs | AUS: 151/4

  • MJ Clarke15 (28b)
  • MEK Hussey51 (54b)
  • A Flintoff9-0-44-2
  • AF Giles10-0-46-1

The finishing line is in sight. Just 17 runs required from seven overs now. Australia cantering here, with the required run-rate now a paltry 2.43

28.6
0
Flintoff to Clarke, no run, turned to Pietersen at short mid-on and an immediate yell of 'No!'

Australia 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14JL LangerML Hayden
2nd19ML HaydenRT Ponting
3rd83RT PontingMEK Hussey
4th5DR MartynMEK Hussey
5th47MEK HusseyMJ Clarke