Player of the Match
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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
    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
    40 (b 13, lb 8, nb 18, w 1)
    279 all out (64.3 Overs, RR: 4.32, 307 minutes)
    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)
    SJ Harmison17.336223.5411
    MJ Hoggard5.002615.2000
    AF Giles15.036824.5300
    A Flintoff22.037943.59013
    SP Jones5.012314.6000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 4 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 407
  • Fri, 5 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 25/1 (ME Trescothick 19*, MJ Hoggard 0*, 7 ov)
  • Sat, 6 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 175/8 (SK Warne 20*, 43.4 ov)
  • Sun, 7 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 279 (64.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes