• BATSMEN
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    SR
    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
    30
    101
    57
    4
    0
    52.63
    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
    99
    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)

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