• BATSMEN
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    14.4 short ball, Langer goes for the pull but can't get hold of it. The ball flies high in the air but Harmison watches it carefully and settles under it at square leg 66/3
    8 There's the peach from Hoggard. Perfectly pitched up, swinging in late, Hayden leans forward to drive and misses as the ball shatters the off stump! Hoggard strikes! Now you can bet he'll be bowling another over or two! 35/1
    12.5 Harmison strikes! Just short of driving length and outside the off, Ponting drives and edges, the ball carries well to Strauss in the slips who takes an important catch! 55/2
    15.1 Simon Jones strikes with his first delivery! Just short of a length and oustdie the off, Martyn goes for the shot and can only manage an edge to the keeper! 66/4
    21.5 Full delivery, pitches just outside the line of off stump and hurries onto Clarke. He plays and misses and is struck on the pad. Loud shout from the England team and slow finger of death from Rudi Koertzen sends Clarke on his way 87/5
    36.3 Short one, Katich goes for it, sensing he's running out of partners, the pull is mistimed, th eball goes off the edge and flies straight up in the air. The wicketkeeper waves the slip cordon away and settles under the catch! 178/8
    28.3 Flintoff gets sweet revenge! Full and shaping away late, Gilchrist goes for the big drive, the ball does just enough to beat the middle of the bat and take the outside edge before disappearing into Geraint Jones's waiting gloves 126/6
    36.1 Warne gets a bit too cheeky, walking across his stumps. Harmison spears one in full, fast and on the leg stump. The stump flies out of the ground and Warne's entertaining cameo comes to an end 175/7
    38.4 Harmison fires one of his rockets and Lee is cut in half, the ball squeezes between bat and pad - there's a loud sound as it goes through - and Jones behind the stumps takes a sharp catch 178/9
    40.2 This time it's fuller, just as straight and Jason Gillespie is dead in the water as the abll hits pad. Aleem Dar signals the end of the Australian innings! 190/10
    not out
    10
    6
    2
    0
    166.66
    Extras
    21 (b 5, lb 4, nb 11, w 1)
    TOTAL
    190 all out (40.2 Overs, 209 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SJ Harmison11.204353.7900
    MJ Hoggard8.004015.0002
    A Flintoff11.025024.5409
    SP Jones10.004824.8010
    Fall of wickets:1-35 (ML Hayden, 7.6 ov), 2-55 (RT Ponting, 12.5 ov), 3-66 (JL Langer, 14.4 ov), 4-66 (DR Martyn, 15.1 ov), 5-87 (MJ Clarke, 21.5 ov), 6-126 (AC Gilchrist, 28.3 ov), 7-175 (SK Warne, 36.1 ov), 8-178 (SM Katich, 36.3 ov), 9-178 (B Lee, 38.4 ov), 10-190 (JN Gillespie, 40.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    6.1 Glenn McGrath gets it bang on target first ball after the break! That's wicket number 500 for a tireless champion! Trescothick tries to turn one to the on side and edges straight to Langer in the slips! Australia strike 10/1
    6.5 Another perfect ball from McGrath and Strauss can do nothing but edge to Warne at first slip who takes a good sharp catch just centimetres from the ground! 11/2
    12.2 Just as we wondered if Vaughan would be careful McGrath shoots him down! Unfortunate for Vaughan as the ball keeps low and scuttles under his bat and wrecks the stumps 18/3
    14.3 And there's the perfect ball from McGrath. You can not play that. Perfect line and length, just enough seam movement to come in and take the inside edge and clatter into the leg stump! Australia are well and truly back in this game now! 19/4
    43.4 Pietersen goes for another mighty hit and the ball sails high and handsome between midwicket and long on, Damien Martyn charges about twenty metres to his left, dives full length and pulls off a stunning catch just metres from the ropes! 122/9
    16.1 McGrath gets another one bang on target, Flintoff can do nothing as the ball keeps low and crashes into the stumps! McGrath has five wickets and England are in deep, deep trouble. 21/5
    34.1 Lee bangs one in short and it flies off the pitch, Jones can only fend the ball straight into the air for Gilchrist to catch! Lee gets a well-deserved wicket. He has absolutely steamed in all day 79/6
    37 slightly short, slipping down the leg side, good pace, and Giles goes for a glance, through to the keeper and up goes the finger! 92/7
    41.4 Warne gets his man! Hoggard cuts one that is short and a bit wide, Hayden parries the ball that comes fast to him and takes a good one-handed reflex catch after. Fine slip fielding and Warne has his first wicket of the game! 101/8
    48.1 Full and on the off, Harmison goes for a big hit but can only spoon a catch to Damien Martyn at mid-off 155/10
    not out
    20
    14
    3
    0
    142.85
    Extras
    11 (b 1, lb 5, nb 5)
    TOTAL
    155 all out (48.1 Overs, 227 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath18.055352.9400
    B Lee15.154733.0904
    JN Gillespie8.013003.7501
    SK Warne7.021922.7100
    Fall of wickets:1-10 (ME Trescothick, 6.1 ov), 2-11 (AJ Strauss, 6.5 ov), 3-18 (MP Vaughan, 12.2 ov), 4-19 (IR Bell, 14.3 ov), 5-21 (A Flintoff, 16.1 ov), 6-79 (GO Jones, 34.1 ov), 7-92 (AF Giles, 36.6 ov), 8-101 (MJ Hoggard, 41.4 ov), 9-122 (KP Pietersen, 43.4 ov), 10-155 (SJ Harmison, 48.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    5.3 Langer drops the ball down towards cover and sprints for a quick single. Kevin Pietersen - you can't keep this man out of the game for long - charges in from cover, picks the ball up one handed and throws the stumps down underarm, Langer dives ... 18/1
    14.4 Gone! Just short of a length and outside the off, the ball does not quite get up as much as Hayden expected and his pull shot sends the ball crashing onto the stumps via the bottom edge! Hayden makes the long walk back and Flintoff has struck 54/2
    27.3 short of a length and outside the off, Ponting cuts but it is uppish and straight to the man at point. James Hildreth, the substitute pouches the simple chance and that's the end of Ponting! 102/3
    62.1 And another! Back of a length and on the stumps, the ball jags back a lot and keeps a touch low, Martyn is trapped in front of the stumps! Unlucky for Martyn but England now have two in two balls! 255/5
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    106
    15
    0
    85.84
    62 Rush of blood from Clarke and gone! that was unfortunate! Clarke drives hard at a wide one and the ball comes back off inside edge onto his boot and then trickles back onto the stumps 255/4
    100.5 short one from Harmison, Katich can't resist having a go, he has a uppercut, sending the ball high and wide, Simon Jones runs around at third man and pouches the catch! 384/10
    67.2 Gone! That's the big one! Flintoff works his magic yet again! Flintoff bowls a perfect delivery, line and length bang on target and Gilchrist can only edge this one back onto his stumps! 274/6
    70.2 Harmison spears a short one in, Warne tries to work the ball to the leg side but closes the face of the bat too early and can only present Giles a simple catch at gully off the leading edge 279/7
    74.1 OUT! another awkward short one, Lee fends it towards gully and takes off for a quick single. Giles picks the ball up, takes aim and hits the middle stump at the bowler's end with a perfect direct hit! Lee's dive is in vain and England strike! 289/8
    90 Terrific ball from Jones and he gets his reward! On the off stump, climbing just enough to hit the top of the stump, Gillespie plays down the wrong line and Jones strikes! Just reward for a bowler who has toiled hard 341/9
    not out
    20
    32
    3
    0
    62.50
    Extras
    26 (b 10, lb 8, nb 8)
    TOTAL
    384 all out (100.4 Overs, 457 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SJ Harmison27.465431.9500
    MJ Hoggard16.015623.5002
    A Flintoff27.0412324.5505
    SP Jones18.016913.8301
    AF Giles11.015605.0900
    IR Bell1.00808.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-18 (JL Langer, 5.3 ov), 2-54 (ML Hayden, 14.4 ov), 3-100 (RT Ponting, 27.3 ov), 4-255 (MJ Clarke, 61.6 ov), 5-255 (DR Martyn, 62.1 ov), 6-274 (AC Gilchrist, 67.2 ov), 7-279 (SK Warne, 70.2 ov), 8-289 (B Lee, 74.1 ov), 9-341 (JN Gillespie, 89.6 ov), 10-384 (SM Katich, 100.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    29.2 quick one on the off, Trescothick plays and edges. Hayden gleefully wraps his arms around the ball. This a classic Warne dismissal! Just what Australia wanted and what England did not need 96/2
    26.3 short ball banged in at 90+ miles an hour, Strauss plays an awkward pull and the ball pops up in the air. Lee sees it and charges forward in his follow-through, sprinting like and athlete doing the 100 metres, he throws himself full length 80/1
    36.2 Lee steams in and delivers a perfect delivery pitching middle and off and swinging away just enough, just late enough, to beat Vaughan's bat and knock the off stump out of the ground! 112/4
    33.1 got'm! quicker one does the trick, on the stumps and going straight on, Bell goes back to defend and gets hit on the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and the finger of death goes up, second wicket for Warne 104/3
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    64
    79
    6
    2
    81.01
    39.3 straight one just outside the off, Flintoff does not pick it. He has a massive cut and can only manage an edge to Gilchrist who take a sharp catch. That is the end of Flintoff and you can hear the crowd go silent as the big man walks back! 119/5
    50.3 short one outside the off, Geraint Jones goes for the pull and can do no more than spoon a catch to Jason Gillespie at mid-on! Tame dismissal that and Australia are on their way 158/6
    50.5 just short of a good length and outside the off, Giles pokes at it and can only edge to Hayden at gully. The bucket hands of Hayden swallow the ball and Giles is gone for a duck! 158/7
    55 full, quite straight, on the stumps, the ball nips back and keeps a bit low, Hoggard has no chance as the ball crashes into the pad! Dead in the water and Australia inch one wicket closer 164/8
    55.3 straight on, pitching on the stumps, missing off, certainly missing leg, but crashing into the middle stump halfway up if Harmison hadn't got a pad in the way! That is plumb! 167/9
    58.1 back of a length and outside the off, shot played,straightforward edge to Shane Warne at first slip and he pouches it! 180/10
    Extras
    14 (b 6, lb 5, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    180 all out (58.1 Overs, 268 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath17.122941.6800
    B Lee15.035823.8601
    JN Gillespie6.001803.0002
    SK Warne20.026443.2000
    Fall of wickets:1-80 (AJ Strauss, 26.3 ov), 2-96 (ME Trescothick, 29.2 ov), 3-104 (IR Bell, 33.1 ov), 4-112 (MP Vaughan, 36.2 ov), 5-119 (A Flintoff, 39.3 ov), 6-158 (GO Jones, 50.3 ov), 7-158 (AF Giles, 50.5 ov), 8-164 (MJ Hoggard, 54.6 ov), 9-167 (SJ Harmison, 55.3 ov), 10-180 (SP Jones, 58.1 ov)

Match Notes

  • Cometh the hour

    When England have got it wrong to Australia's opening batsmen, in the opening overs of past Ashes series, they have got it spectacularly wrong. But, today at Lord's England got the first over rig