Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Brings an early end to the match, with Australia easily winning by 8 wickets with 15.1 overs remaining The players all converge on Shepherd and it is hugs and hand shakes from all the players Players form two lines as Shepherd leaves international cricket with the hat raised to the crowd A series win for Australia and a lot of confidence to take with into the Ashes I wont remid you to stay in touch with www.cricinfo.com, by now you should know where all the cricket news is night from all of us and join us again for the Sri Lanka West Indies series, plus of course the Ashes

34.6
5nb
Harmison to Martyn, (no ball) FOUR, oversteps again, short again, this time he does not duck, sends it one bounce over the square leg rope
34.5
0
Harmison to Martyn, no run, short again, jumps up on the back foot, not controlled to the on side
34.5
1nb
Harmison to Martyn, 1(no ball) , oversteps as hegoes round the wicket with a short ball, batsman goes under it

Sheperd having been involved since 1983

34.4
0
Harmison to Martyn, no run, line and length, defends to the off
34.3
1
Harmison to Gilchrist, 1 run, outside off, back, late cuts to 3rd man

Sheperd for maybe the last time does his little skip and jump for the 222, and is cheered by the crowd

34.2
1
Harmison to Martyn, 1 run, short, gets back and backs away to the leg side, cuts that over slip area to 3rd man
34.1
4
Harmison to Martyn, FOUR, down the pitch, turns it into a half volley, crashes that down the pitch inside mid-off

END OF OVER:
34 | 4 Runs | AUS: 217/2 (12 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.38, RRR: 0.75)

  • DR Martyn15 (15b)
  • AC Gilchrist120 (100b)
  • AF Giles10-0-64-1
33.6
1
Giles to Martyn, 1 run, leg stump line, gets forward and nudges wide of square leg
33.5
1
Giles to Gilchrist, 1 run, full on the off, stroked down the ground to long-off
33.4
0
Giles to Gilchrist, no run, quicker and flat, stands up in the crease and dabs to the on side
33.3
1
Giles to Martyn, 1 run, gets well forward, looks to the on side, leading edge into the gap at cover
33.2
1
Giles to Gilchrist, 1 run, full on thelegs, half forward, flicks that behind square
33.1
0
Giles to Gilchrist, no run, full on thelegs, dabs to the on side

END OF OVER:
33 | 9 Runs | AUS: 213/2 (16 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.45, RRR: 0.94)

  • DR Martyn13 (13b)
  • AC Gilchrist118 (96b)
  • SJ Harmison9-0-69-0

Giles on for his last over And still no 2nd powerplay for England, looks like they will not need to use it

32.6
0
Harmison to Martyn, no run, outside off, touch stroke, lazy shot, hangs the horizntal bat out at it, bottom edges into the crease
32.5
0
Harmison to Martyn, no run, decides to go under the shorter ball
32.4
4
Harmison to Martyn, FOUR, too short, gets back and pulls firmly to midwicket
32.3
4
Harmison to Martyn, FOUR, outside off, too full, drives on the up past cover