Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    41.5 full and spinning a bit, Trescothick goes for the sweep, the ball hits bat, glove, Trescothick's leg and God only knows what else. It then hits Gilchrist on the thigh and pops up in the air and he snatches a catch! 163/2
    6
    43
    28
    0
    0
    21.42
    9.2 Gone! Slower ball on the off, perfectly pitched up, Strauss is completely flummoxed by the change of pace and plays all over the ball and loses his off stump 26/1
    74.3 Gone! Can you believe it? Vaughan takes a Simon Katich full-toss and hit it straight down Glenn McGrath's throat at long-on! 290/3
    92.1 short one banged in, it's well directed, Bell plays the pull but is late on it, the ball kisses the outside edge and floats up towards Gilchrist who snaffles the catch! 346/6
    86.2 short ball banged in, Kevin Pietersen falls for the old trap, loses his cool and hooks straight to Brad Hodge the substitute fielder on the midwicket boundary 333/4
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    13
    10
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    40.00
    89 full, fast, and far too furious for Hoggard! That is a great sight for a fast bowler, the off stump cartwheeling out of the ground! Cracking end to the day's play! 341/5
    109.2 Warne tosses one up a bit more and Flintoff goes for the big hit but can't get hold of it. This one goes straight up in the air and Justin Langer completes the catch 433/7
    110.2 fuller, straighter, on the off, Jones plays away from his body and the ball goes off the inside edge and knocks the off stump out of the ground 434/8
    111.4 well flighted, drifting in, the ball pitches and spins enough to beat the middle of the bat, take the outside edge, and land in Hayden's hands at slip 438/9
    not out
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    13
    11
    1
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    90.90
    113.2 tossed up outside the off, a perfectly-pitched leg spinner, Jones goes for the booming drive and is bowled through the gate 444/10
    Extras
    27 (b 4, lb 5, nb 15, w 3)
    TOTAL
    444 all out (113.2 Overs, RR: 3.91, 503 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (AJ Strauss, 9.2 ov), 2-163 (ME Trescothick, 41.5 ov), 3-290 (MP Vaughan, 74.3 ov), 4-333 (KP Pietersen, 86.2 ov), 5-341 (MJ Hoggard, 88.6 ov), 6-346 (IR Bell, 92.1 ov), 7-433 (A Flintoff, 109.2 ov), 8-434 (GO Jones, 110.2 ov), 9-438 (AF Giles, 111.4 ov), 10-444 (SP Jones, 113.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath2568603.4404
    B Lee27610043.7025
    JN Gillespie19211416.0012
    SK Warne33.259942.9702
    SM Katich913614.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    15.5 tossed up, on the stumps, Langer jumps down the pitch to drive and inside edges, Ian Bell at short leg takes a great catch one-handed and that is the first Australian wicket 58/1
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    112
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    47.88
    23.2 tossed up, the ball lands outside the off, in the rough, turns in sharply and Hayden plays back and is hit on the pad. Up goes the crooked finger of Billy Bowden 82/3
    20.1 short ball banged in, that one stops a bit on Ponting and then climbs a bit, Ponting's bat is hung out in an attempt to defend and the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and lobs up to Ian Bell at gully 73/2
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    71
    41
    2
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    48.78
    35.3 that's a ripper! pitched outside the leg stump and turning across the right-hander, Martyn plays down the wrong line and the off stump is pegged back, Giles continues to impress, Australia five down and looking straight down the barrel! 129/5
    32.1 wicket first ball after drinks!! what a start for England! Flintoff, delivers a good length delivery, angling into Katich, Katich misjudges the line and the length, and shoulders arms, only to see the ball ricochet into the stumps 115/4
    48.1 full and outside the off, Gilchrist has a nervous poke and the outside edge goes straight to the keeper. caught Jones b Jones and that is an inspired bowling change! 182/6
    76.2 short ball banged in Warne impulsively hooks, it's hit well but not well enough to clear Giles on the fence. That is a key wicket 287/8
    52.3 slower ball, Clarke picks it and tries to thrash it over mid-off but can only find Flintoff 197/7
    84.5 good length delivery, swinging in from outside the off stump, Gillespie stands his ground and drives but fails to make contact, ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps and surprisingly umpire Bucknor's finger goes up pretty quickly 302/10
    80.4 just short of a good length and outside the off, Lee goes for the drive, the ball swings away late and takes the edge, Marcus Trescothick dives to his left and takes a good catch! 293/9
    not out
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    20
    4
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    25.00
    Extras
    38 (b 8, lb 7, nb 15, w 8)
    TOTAL
    302 all out (84.5 Overs, RR: 3.55, 393 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-58 (JL Langer, 15.5 ov), 2-73 (RT Ponting, 20.1 ov), 3-86 (ML Hayden, 23.3 ov), 4-119 (SM Katich, 32.1 ov), 5-133 (DR Martyn, 35.3 ov), 6-186 (AC Gilchrist, 48.1 ov), 7-201 (MJ Clarke, 52.3 ov), 8-287 (SK Warne, 76.2 ov), 9-293 (B Lee, 80.4 ov), 10-302 (JN Gillespie, 84.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SJ Harmison1004704.7003
    MJ Hoggard622203.6600
    A Flintoff2016513.2508
    SP Jones17.565362.9721
    AF Giles31410033.2210
  • BATSMEN
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    15.3 oh dear! short of a good length delivery on the stumps, Trescothick defends but not cleanly, ball rolls back and clips the stumps, McGrath gets one to his name 64/1
    53.3 short one, Strauss goes for the pull, this shot has got him plenty of runs, but not this time, Damien Martyn takes a good catch running in from square-leg! 224/3
    25.4 short ball, Vaughan goes for the pull and top edges, Brad Hodge, the substitute, runs around at fine-leg and takes a good catch just by the ropes 97/2
    61.1 down the pitch and lofted to deep long-off, Bell tries to accelerate the scoring but only holes out to Simon Katich 264/6
    53.5 full and very straight, round the stumps and McGrath gets it spot on first up to Pietersen who does not seem to see the ball and is trapped in front for a first-ball duck! 225/4
    59.1 McGrath puts it on the stumps, Flintoff plays a swipe across the line, misses and the furniture is disturbed! 248/5
    not out
    27
    15
    12
    2
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    225.00
    not out
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    4
    0
    0
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    -
    Extras
    23 (b 5, lb 3, nb 14, w 1)
    TOTAL
    280/6d (61.5 Overs, RR: 4.52, 288 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-64 (ME Trescothick, 15.3 ov), 2-97 (MP Vaughan, 25.4 ov), 3-224 (AJ Strauss, 53.3 ov), 4-225 (KP Pietersen, 53.5 ov), 5-248 (A Flintoff, 59.1 ov), 6-264 (IR Bell, 61.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath20.5111555.5216
    B Lee1206015.0004
    SK Warne2537402.9600
    JN Gillespie402305.7504
  • BATSMEN
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    11.1 what a start! good length delivery outside the off stump, Langer had no option but to play at it, ball clips the edge and goes straight to the keeper, Australia one down! 25/1
    36
    123
    91
    5
    1
    39.56
    29.4 bowled'm! good length delivery, pitched outside the leg stump and swinging in, Hayden moves across looking to turn it away on the leg side but fails to make contact, ball crashes into the stumps. Flintoff with the breakthrough 96/2
    104 short ball banged in and slipping down the leg side, Ponting shapes to play to the on side and can only glove the ball to the keeper and up goes Billy Bowden's crooked finger! 354/9
    42.5 oh dear! thick inside edge onto the pad but umpire Bucknor upholds the lbw appeal - Martyn walks away shaking his head - Australia three down 129/3
    49.3 this one is pushed through a bit fuller and Katich once again plays at it, this time he is not lucky enough to miss it, off the edge to the slips cordon and Ashley Giles pouches the catch! Big wicket this 165/4
    57.4 And again Freddie Flintoff gets his man, angling in and swinging away late, Gilchrist edges straight to gully and Australia are in deep, deep trouble 182/5
    75.2 Colossal blunder from Clarke as Simon Jones bowls an inswinger on the off stump, Clarke just shoulders arms and watches in horror as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground! That is a big wicket 263/6
    76.5 full and straight, Gillespie misses, having planted the front foot down the pitch, Hoggard hits. That is in front and the finger goes up 264/7
    98.2 full and outside the off, Warne nicks it, the ball flies to Strauss at second slip, he misses and the ball goes of his knee, Geraint Jones dives to his right and shows stunning reflexes to catch the ricochet! That is some catching from Jones 340/8
    not out
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    44
    25
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    72.00
    not out
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    17
    9
    1
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    55.55
    Extras
    34 (b 5, lb 8, nb 20, w 1)
    TOTAL
    371/9 (108 Overs, RR: 3.43, 474 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (JL Langer, 11.1 ov), 2-96 (ML Hayden, 29.4 ov), 3-129 (DR Martyn, 42.5 ov), 4-165 (SM Katich, 49.3 ov), 5-182 (AC Gilchrist, 57.4 ov), 6-263 (MJ Clarke, 75.2 ov), 7-264 (JN Gillespie, 76.5 ov), 8-340 (SK Warne, 98.2 ov), 9-354 (RT Ponting, 103.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SJ Harmison2246723.0414
    MJ Hoggard1304923.7606
    AF Giles2649303.5700
    MP Vaughan502104.2000
    A Flintoff2567142.8409
    SP Jones1735713.3500

Close of Play

  • Thu, 11 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 341/5 (IR Bell 59*, 89 ov)
  • Fri, 12 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 214/7 (SK Warne 45*, JN Gillespie 4*, 56 ov)
  • Sat, 13 Aug - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 264/7 (SK Warne 78*, JN Gillespie 7*, 70 ov)
  • Sun, 14 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 24/0 (JL Langer 14*, ML Hayden 5*, 10 ov)
  • Mon, 15 Aug - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 371/9 (108 ov) - end of match

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