Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    not out
    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
    14 (b 6, lb 5, nb 3)
    180 all out (58.1 Overs, RR: 3.09, 268 minutes)
    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)
    GD McGrath17.122941.6800
    B Lee15.035823.8601
    JN Gillespie6.001803.0002
    SK Warne20.026443.2000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 21 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 92/7 (KP Pietersen 28*, 37 ov)
  • Fri, 22 Jul - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 279/7 (SM Katich 10*, 70.2 ov)
  • Sat, 23 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 156/5 (KP Pietersen 42*, GO Jones 6*, 48 ov)
  • Sun, 24 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 180 (58.1 ov) - end of match

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