Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    11 oh dear! Trescothick ends up with an inside edge trying to go over the top by coming down the track, Koertzen takes his time to make his decision, England three down and in trouble! 28/3
    8.1 wicket first ball! short of a good length delivery close to the off stump line, Strauss chops it into the stumps 25/1
    9.4 gone! good length delivery, angling in from outside the off stump, Vaughan offers no shot and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the dreaded finger, England two down! 28/2
    15
    23
    25
    2
    0
    65.21
    16 got em! good length ball coming in, Pietersen cover drives, inside edges onto the stumps. 45/4
    87
    112
    140
    10
    2
    77.67
    46.3 Flintoff falls! hits one in the air towards the cover point region, Flintoff was looking to clear the fence, got the height but not the distance, Hussey makes no mistake, third wicket for Brett Lee 193/6
    38.2 Lee strikes back! short and wide outside the off stump, Collingwood goes after it and ends up with a thick edge straight to Gilchrist behind the stumps, finally the breakthrough 148/5
    48.1 fraction short, Jones swings across and ends up hitting it in the air towards deep midwicket, Hussey judges it to perfection, Lee gets one more to his name, England seven down 210/7
    49 5-for! stunning catch! fuller length delivery, Giles makes room and hits it in the air towards extra cover, Ponting dives across full length to his right and takes a blinder 214/8
    not out
    5
    5
    7
    0
    0
    100.00
    not out
    6
    3
    2
    1
    0
    200.00
    Extras
    19 (lb 3, nb 2, w 14)
    TOTAL
    223/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.46)
    Did not bat: SP Jones
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (AJ Strauss, 8.1 ov), 2-28 (MP Vaughan, 9.4 ov), 3-28 (ME Trescothick, 10.6 ov), 4-45 (KP Pietersen, 15.6 ov), 5-148 (PD Collingwood, 38.2 ov), 6-193 (A Flintoff, 46.3 ov), 7-210 (GO Jones, 48.1 ov), 8-214 (AF Giles, 48.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee1024154.1021
    GD McGrath1023713.7010
    MS Kasprowicz1024024.0001
    JN Gillespie704206.0020
    A Symonds703104.4200
    MJ Clarke602904.8330

Match Notes

  • Lee under no illusions for Ashes

    Despite his matchwinning figures of 5 for 41, Brett Lee knows from experience that imperious one-day form is no guarantee of Test selection

  • A timely return to form

    Let's face it. The result of this match was immaterial. England would happily trade a decade of NatWest Challenge defeats for a victory in next week's first Test

  • Ponting century seals win for Australia

    On Thursday, England wrapped up a nine-wicket win at Headingley; on Sunday Australia replied with an seven-wicket win at Lord's