• BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
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    32.3 Gone! Back of a length and outside the off, just seaming away a touch, Trescothick feathers the edge to Gilchrist! 164/2
    48
    76
    10
    0
    63.15
    25.3 tossed up, outside the off, very far outside the off and Strauss gets ready to play a big cut, the ball breaks back a long way and hits timber! 112/1
    37 short ball banged in, Vaughan takes the bait and goes for the pull, the top edge goes very very high in the air, you can barely see that. Lee watches it perfectly and takes an outstanding catch at fine-leg! 187/4
    33 Gone! Bell tentatively pokes at this one from Kasprowicz that comes in just a touch and then straightens! End of Ian Bell even before Warne could get a crack at him! Australia are well and truly back in this one 170/3
    66.3 just short of a good length and outside the off Pietersen goes for the pull and this time cannot clear the field and only finds Katich! 348/8
    54.3 just short of a length and outside the off, Flintoff flashes and gets the edge! Gilchrist moves across well and takes a smart catch 290/5
    57.4 just a bit of extra bounce and outside the off, Jones goes fishing and edges to the keeper 293/6
    65.1 full and on the off, Giles struck on the full and this time the loud shout for lbw is upheld and that's the end of Giles! 342/7
    79.2 Straight one on the stumps, Hoggard sweeps and misses, Warne hits! That is plumb in front! 407/10
    69.4 Warne gets his revenge! fuller on the stumps and Harmison is caught in two minds, whether to sweep or cut, in the end plays a nothing shot and gets beaten, England nine down! 375/9
    not out
    19
    24
    1
    1
    79.16
    Extras
    24 (lb 9, nb 14, w 1)
    TOTAL
    407 all out (79.2 Overs, 356 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee17.0111116.5213
    JN Gillespie22.039124.1303
    MS Kasprowicz15.038035.3308
    SK Warne25.2411644.5700
    Fall of wickets:1-112 (AJ Strauss, 25.3 ov), 2-164 (ME Trescothick, 32.3 ov), 3-170 (IR Bell, 32.6 ov), 4-187 (MP Vaughan, 36.6 ov), 5-290 (A Flintoff, 54.3 ov), 6-293 (GO Jones, 57.4 ov), 7-342 (AF Giles, 65.1 ov), 8-348 (KP Pietersen, 66.3 ov), 9-375 (SJ Harmison, 69.4 ov), 10-407 (MJ Hoggard, 79.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    61.3 got'm! full and straight on the middle and leg stump line, Langer is beaten for pace and the ball crashes into the pad, plumb! - end of a fine innings! 262/6
    1.1 fullish and on the off, Hayden clips it straight to Strauss at short cover! What scenes here at Edgbaston! Australia in early trouble 0/1
    19.5 tossed up, on the pad, Ponting goes for the sweep and top edges straight to Michael Vaughan at short fine-leg. That is a tame, tame dismissal for a lion of a batsman who looked well set 88/2
    24.5 RUN OUT! Tip and run goes awry again as Martyn plays this one towards Michael Vaughan and tries to scamper a single. Vaughan nails the stumps and Martyn's a goner 118/3
    44.2 quick and flat outside the off, Clarke feels at that one and can only tickle it through to the keeper. Good catch that from Jones 194/4
    49.4 fullish and outside the off, Katich prods at a ball that slants away from him and edges to the keeper. Another key breakthrough 208/5
    not out
    49
    69
    4
    0
    71.01
    64.5 Warne comes down the track and has a mighty swing at a ball turning in from outside the leg stump, misses the target by miles and gets bowled! Giles on a roll here! 273/7
    67.1 edged and gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, Lee pokes at it away from his body, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Flintoff at second slip, Australia eight down! England well and truly on top here 282/8
    75.5 in swinging yoker does the trick! was took quick for Gillespie and the ball crashes into the pad, looked like it was sliding down the leg side but umpire Koertzen was happy 308/9
    76 Flintoff! another deadly in swinging yorker, Kasprowicz was clueless and that's plumb! 308/10
    Extras
    31 (b 13, lb 7, nb 10, w 1)
    TOTAL
    308 all out (76 Overs, 346 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SJ Harmison11.014804.3602
    MJ Hoggard8.004115.1204
    SP Jones16.026924.3111
    A Flintoff15.015233.4603
    AF Giles26.027833.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (ML Hayden, 1.1 ov), 2-88 (RT Ponting, 19.5 ov), 3-118 (DR Martyn, 24.5 ov), 4-194 (MJ Clarke, 44.2 ov), 5-208 (SM Katich, 49.4 ov), 6-262 (JL Langer, 61.3 ov), 7-273 (SK Warne, 64.5 ov), 8-282 (B Lee, 67.1 ov), 9-308 (JN Gillespie, 75.5 ov), 10-308 (MS Kasprowicz, 75.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    11.2 just short of a good length and outside the off, what were we just saying about Trescothick's footwork? The big man's feet are stuck in cement as he has a waft outside off and edges to Gilchrist, who takes the catch! 27/2
    6.2 amazing delivery! pitched way outside the off stump and turning in sharply, Strauss looking to pad it away fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the stumps, Warne strikes in his first over! England one down 25/1
    13.5 short and a bit of width, Hoggard steers the ball straight to gully where Hayden wraps his large hands comfortably around the ball and another English wicket falls! 31/4
    11.5 it's quick, it's straight, it's Vaughan at the crease, and it's bowled! The ball moved in just a touch, clipped the pad and the off stump is rudely knocked out of the ground! 29/3
    26.5 Warne gets his man! Tossed up and pitching just outside the leg stump, Bell chooses to play instead of kicking the ball away and the sharp spin kisses the edge and lands in Gilchrist's ultra-safe gloves! 75/6
    25 outside the leg, spinning in, Pietersen plays the sweep, the ball hits pad, perhaps the bat or glove, and begins to fall down the leg side, Gilchrist keeps his eyes on the ball and snatches it inches from the ground single-handed! 72/5
    52.1 tossed up, into the rough, Flintoff comes down the pitch and heaves and misses, the ball spins back and makes a mess of the stumps 182/10
    34 short, quick and too good for Jones who can only fend the ball awkwardly towards the slips cordon, Ricky Ponting is not going to miss those! 101/7
    44.3 tossed up outside the leg, this one turns very sharply and Giles has left his bat hanging in the air. The ball flies off the outside edge to Hayden who takes a sharp catch low down 131/8
    44.4 tossed up, drifting in to the pads, Harmison plants the foot down the pitch, the ball almost strikes his foot on the full, then spins across and takes the edge and goes to Ponting at silly mid-off 131/9
    not out
    12
    23
    3
    0
    52.17
    Extras
    10 (lb 1, nb 9)
    TOTAL
    182 all out (52.1 Overs, 249 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee18.018244.5505
    JN Gillespie8.002403.0001
    MS Kasprowicz3.002909.6603
    SK Warne23.174661.9800
    Fall of wickets:1-25 (AJ Strauss, 6.2 ov), 2-27 (ME Trescothick, 11.2 ov), 3-29 (MP Vaughan, 11.5 ov), 4-31 (MJ Hoggard, 13.5 ov), 5-72 (KP Pietersen, 24.6 ov), 6-75 (IR Bell, 26.5 ov), 7-101 (GO Jones, 33.6 ov), 8-131 (AF Giles, 44.3 ov), 9-131 (SJ Harmison, 44.4 ov), 10-182 (A Flintoff, 52.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    12.2 just short of a good length, on the off stump, Langer plays at it slightly away from the body and can only manage an inside edge back on to the stumps! 47/1
    22.5 full and wide, Hayden is tempted and goes for the big cover drive, the ball flies off the edge and towards Marcus Trescothick who tumbles to his left and takes a great catch 82/3
    13 full and outside the off, Ponting goes for the drive but the ball moves away just enough after pitching to kiss the outside edge! 48/2
    26.1 full and on the stumps, Martyn flicks uppishly but straight to Ian Bell in the midwicket region. Lazy shot that and a crucial wicket for England 107/4
    43.4 slower ball on the middle stump, Clarke is completely fooled by this one. What a ball to bowl at the end of a day like this! Clarke is flummoxed and clean bowled! 175/8
    32 outside the off and quicker, it's the straight one, Katich plays for turn and edges, the catch goes to Trescothick at slip who juggles once and then takes a good catch! 134/5
    33.5 tossed up, on the off, Gilchrist comes down the pitch and flicks the easiest of catches to Flintoff at mid-on! 136/6
    34.2 full, straight, the killer yorker from Andrew Flintoff, Gillespie does not have a chance and is trapped plumb in front! 137/7
    52.1 full and down the leg side, Warne has walked so far back and across that this time he has trod on his stumps! What a way to get out at a crucial time like this! That's the wicket England wanted 220/9
    not out
    43
    75
    5
    0
    57.33
    64.3 short ball banged in, Kasprowicz tries to get out of the way but just cannot manage, the ball balloons up towards the keeper and Geraint Jones takes the catch 279/10
    Extras
    40 (b 13, lb 8, nb 18, w 1)
    TOTAL
    279 all out (64.3 Overs, 307 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SJ Harmison17.336223.5411
    MJ Hoggard5.002615.2000
    AF Giles15.036824.5300
    A Flintoff22.037943.59013
    SP Jones5.012314.6000
    Fall of wickets:1-47 (JL Langer, 12.2 ov), 2-48 (RT Ponting, 12.6 ov), 3-82 (ML Hayden, 22.5 ov), 4-107 (DR Martyn, 26.1 ov), 5-134 (SM Katich, 31.6 ov), 6-136 (AC Gilchrist, 33.5 ov), 7-137 (JN Gillespie, 34.2 ov), 8-175 (MJ Clarke, 43.4 ov), 9-220 (SK Warne, 52.1 ov), 10-279 (MS Kasprowicz, 64.3 ov)

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