Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    2.2 short, wide, but gone! Bell at gully has snaffled that one as Langer throws his hands at a low cut and he's on his way. Now then, there's a glimmer for England - a dull one, still - but nevertheless that could change the complexion of this innings a touch. Not Hoggard's finest moment with the ball, that, but he won't care right now and neither will England 14/1
    5.4 massive swing across the line and it's a steepling top-edge. Paul Collingwood runs back from short midwicket, steadies himself, and that a brilliant catch. Collingwood was judging that, just watching it come over his shoulder. Hayden is gone and England have a slight sniff 33/2
    21.4 Ponting looks to hit it through the covers but doesn't make a good connection and Strauss at short extra cover takes a good waist-high catch 116/3
    not out
    61
    129
    66
    5
    0
    92.42
    22.2 wide and Martyn leans back and looks to crack that through point but only hits it hard at Strauss who takes the catch. No celebrations, but England at least have a glimmer of hope now ... the odds are, however, still with Australia 121/4
    not out
    21
    47
    39
    0
    0
    53.84
    Extras
    7 (b 2, lb 2, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    168/4 (32.5 Overs, RR: 5.11, 161 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (JL Langer, 2.2 ov), 2-33 (ML Hayden, 5.4 ov), 3-116 (RT Ponting, 21.4 ov), 4-121 (DR Martyn, 22.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MJ Hoggard4.002917.2500
    A Flintoff9.004424.8802
    AF Giles10.004614.6000
    SJ Harmison4.001503.7510
    JM Anderson3.502306.0000
    KP Pietersen2.00703.5000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 1 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 266/3 (PD Collingwood 98*, KP Pietersen 60*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 2 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 28/1 (ML Hayden 12*, RT Ponting 11*, 9 ov)
  • Sun, 3 Dec - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 312/5 (MJ Clarke 30*, AC Gilchrist 13*, 97 ov)
  • Mon, 4 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 59/1 (AJ Strauss 31*, IR Bell 18*, 19 ov)
  • Tue, 5 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 168/4 (32.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes