• BATSMEN
    R
    M
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    37.5 GODDIM, that's the length from Lee. Fuller and straighter, Strauss drives and gets a thick outside edge which flies through to Gilchrist and Lee celebrates like a cowboy, swishing his hand in a circular motion above his head 90/5
    20
    64
    46
    1
    0
    43.47
    14.5 GONE! A lovely delivery from Clark, pitching it right up, swinging in to Cook who got a thick inside edge to knock out his off stump 41/1
    19.2 GONE: Rudi has given an lbw. It hit him above the knee roll and Rudi raises his slow finger of death 48/2
    20.5 GONE! What a delivery from Clark, cutting back into Pietersen who drove expansively, completely misreading the movement and it pings back his off stump 49/3
    31.4 dear, oh dear. Loose drive spanked straight to Langer at short extra cover, a good catch slightly to his left, and Lee turns in triumph to his detractors ... who carry on singing regardless! 75/4
    45.5 again this swings into Flintoff, at good pace, who goes for a booming straight drive but is rapped on the pad. He's hit quite high up on his pad but it's good enough for Rudi who raises his finger 108/6
    not out
    26
    127
    77
    1
    0
    33.76
    46.3 GONE! The flipper! What a ball from Warne. Mahmood didn't have a clue, as it hurried onto him and he couldn't get his bat down in time 109/7
    56.5 full, Harmison lunges forward but misses and the ball hits him on his back foot and that's about as out as you can get, right in front of middle and hitting about a third of the way up 127/8
    61.2 bouncer, well aimed, and Panesar doesn't know whether to duck or play it, and the self-preservational jab loops to Michael Clarke in the slips. It's almost curtains now ... 146/9
    5
    21
    20
    0
    0
    25.00
    65.5 that's it, full and right through Hoggard's half-hearted defence 161/10
    Extras
    17 (lb 12, nb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    161 all out (65.5 Overs, RR: 2.44, 301 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-41 (AN Cook, 14.5 ov), 2-48 (IR Bell, 19.2 ov), 3-49 (KP Pietersen, 20.5 ov), 4-75 (PD Collingwood, 31.4 ov), 5-90 (AJ Strauss, 37.5 ov), 6-108 (A Flintoff, 45.5 ov), 7-109 (SI Mahmood, 46.3 ov), 8-127 (SJ Harmison, 56.5 ov), 9-146 (MS Panesar, 61.2 ov), 10-161 (MJ Hoggard, 65.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee18.564742.4903
    GD McGrath12.022612.1610
    SR Clark16.063031.8701
    SK Warne19.034622.4200

Close of Play

  • Tue, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 48/2 (ML Hayden 17*, RT Ponting 0*, 11 ov)
  • Wed, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 372/7 (A Symonds 154*, SK Warne 4*, 96 ov)
  • Thu, 28 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 161 (65.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes