• BATSMEN
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    30.5 very full, very straight, a classic late inswinging yorker, Marcus Trescothick plays and misses and the stumps are shattered 137/2
    21.4 Premeditated sweep shot, replays show clearly that the ball goes off the inside edge on to the boot and then to Hayden at slip. That is the first English wicket, falling completely against the grain of play! 105/1
    55.2 perfect delivery just short of a good length, outside the off, moving away just a shade, Vaughan plays at it and only manages an edge to the keeper! 213/4
    34.1 Gone! Bell plays inside of a ball that is good length and just threatening to swing, the outside edge results and Gilchrist takes the catch! 146/3
    64.1 full and on the off, just a hint of away movement, Pietersen pokes at it without moving his feet, the ball kisses the edge and lands safely in Gilchrist's gloves. That is a big wicket 241/5
    102
    132
    14
    1
    77.27
    103.2 full and beginning on off, swinging ion late, Flintoss plays across the line and misses, loud shout from Tait and Bucknor gives it 418/6
    112.5 fullish ball on the off, Jones drives hard, the ball goes off the edge on to pad and balloons down the pitch. Kasprowicz throws himself full length and takes a stunning catch 450/7
    113.1 straight one on middle stump, Giles sweeps and misses, rapped on the pad, loud shout, Bucknor takes his time and gives it 450/8
    123.1 tossed up and outside the off, Hoggard pokes and edges. Gilchrist takes a good catch and that is the end of that 477/10
    115.1 Harmison tries to heave and overbalances and clumsily falls as he tries to get his foot back behind the line, Gilchrist whips the bails off and that is the end of that 454/9
    not out
    15
    27
    3
    0
    55.55
    Extras
    42 (b 1, lb 15, nb 25, w 1)
    TOTAL
    477 all out (123.1 Overs, 537 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee32.0213114.0908
    MS Kasprowicz32.0312213.81013
    SW Tait24.049734.0404
    SK Warne29.1410243.4900
    RT Ponting6.02911.5010
    Fall of wickets:1-105 (AJ Strauss, 21.4 ov), 2-137 (ME Trescothick, 30.5 ov), 3-146 (IR Bell, 34.1 ov), 4-213 (MP Vaughan, 55.2 ov), 5-241 (KP Pietersen, 64.1 ov), 6-418 (A Flintoff, 103.2 ov), 7-450 (GO Jones, 112.5 ov), 8-450 (AF Giles, 113.1 ov), 9-454 (SJ Harmison, 115.1 ov), 10-477 (MJ Hoggard, 123.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    19.3 full and swinging in, Langer plays that one, the ball clips the edge, hits the pad and bobs up, Ian Bell takes a sharp catch at short-leg and Langer is gone 58/4
    9.3 This time there's no edge and Aleem Dar, who has had yet another good game, gets it spot on and raises the finger! The delivery was identical to the last one, full, swinging late and straightening enough 20/1
    10.3 This one from Jones comes back in to Ponting who plays outside the line and takes it on the pad. Loud shout, Bucknor thinks about it and up goes the slow finger of death! 21/2
    11.1 This time Mr Dar gets it wrong. Big inside edge as Martyn drives. The ball then hits pad and the loud shout for lbw is upheld! Australia in deep trouble now at 22 for 3 22/3
    30.3 fullish, straight, moving in from just outside the off with the angle, Clarke plays all round that one and is trapped plumb in front! 99/5
    39.2 full and quite wide outside the off, Katich takes the bait and reaches for it far outside the off, the ball goes straight to Strauss at gully and Jones has struck in his very first over of the day! 157/6
    42.2 just short of a good length, outside the off, the ball moves away after pitching, Gilchrist edges, Andrew Strauss dives full length to his left and takes a stunning one-handed catch! 163/8
    39.3 short of a good length, on the stumps, Warne tries to work the ball to the leg side and only manages a loopy leading edge to Bell! Two in two for Jones and England! 157/7
    49.1 short and a bit of width, Lee cuts uppishly and third man can run around and catch this one. Ian Bell does well there and Simon Jones has five wickets! 218/10
    43.2 full and swinging late, this one heads towards middle and as Kasprowicz shapes to play the ball leaves him and crashes into the off stump 175/9
    not out
    3
    9
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    19 (lb 2, nb 16, w 1)
    TOTAL
    218 all out (49.1 Overs, 247 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SJ Harmison9.014815.3303
    MJ Hoggard15.037034.6604
    SP Jones14.144453.1001
    A Flintoff11.015414.9018
    Fall of wickets:1-20 (ML Hayden, 9.3 ov), 2-21 (RT Ponting, 10.3 ov), 3-22 (DR Martyn, 11.1 ov), 4-58 (JL Langer, 19.3 ov), 5-99 (MJ Clarke, 30.3 ov), 6-157 (SM Katich, 39.2 ov), 7-157 (SK Warne, 39.3 ov), 8-163 (AC Gilchrist, 42.2 ov), 9-175 (MS Kasprowicz, 43.2 ov), 10-218 (B Lee, 49.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    34 on the stumps, Langer defends with bat in front of pad, the ball goes off the glove onto the pad and bobs up to the leg side, Bell takes a smart catch 129/2
    13.4 fullish and outside the off, Hayden flashes that straight to Giles at gully 50/1
    44.1 RUN OUT! Martyn plays this to cover and runs, Ponting sets off for a single, he runs hard, Gary Pratt, the 12th man, throws the stumps down and Ponting is gone! 155/3
    46.1 just short of a good length and outside the off, straightening a touch, Martyn fishes outside the off and edges to the keeper 161/4
    94.2 perfectly pitched outswinger, the ball leaves Clarke late from just outside the off, the bat is hanging outside the off and the edge goes straight to Geraint Jones who gleefully snaps up the offering 261/5
    107.3 just short of a length, pitching outside leg, straightening, hit on the pad, loud shout for the lbw and Aleem Dar thinks long and hard and gives it. Unlucky for Katich there as that one pitched well outside leg. 314/7
    98.5 fullish, on the stumps, swinging in a touch late, Gilchrist flicks and misses, there's a loud shout for the lbw, Steve Bucknor takes a long, hard look and eventually the finger of death goes up! 277/6
    112.3 tossed up and Warne's eyes light up, he comes down the pitch and has a massive swing and misses, surprise surprise Geraint Jones catches this one and manages to whip the bails off! 342/8
    not out
    26
    39
    3
    0
    66.66
    119.2 full and outside the off, again late swing, nicked, this one is straightforward enough for Geraint Jones to catch 373/9
    124 full and on middle stump, Tait walks right across his stumps and tries to work the ball to the leg side, he misses, the ball crashes into the middle of the middle stump! 387/10
    Extras
    19 (b 1, lb 4, nb 14)
    TOTAL
    387 all out (f/o) (124 Overs, 548 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MJ Hoggard27.077222.6601
    SP Jones4.001503.7500
    SJ Harmison30.059333.1001
    A Flintoff29.048322.8609
    AF Giles28.0310723.8200
    IR Bell6.021202.0003
    Fall of wickets:1-50 (ML Hayden, 13.4 ov), 2-129 (JL Langer, 33.6 ov), 3-155 (RT Ponting, 44.1 ov), 4-161 (DR Martyn, 46.1 ov), 5-261 (MJ Clarke, 94.2 ov), 6-277 (AC Gilchrist, 98.5 ov), 7-314 (SM Katich, 107.3 ov), 8-342 (SK Warne, 112.3 ov), 9-373 (MS Kasprowicz, 119.2 ov), 10-387 (SW Tait, 123.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    5.1 tossed up, spinning in, Trescothick comes fully forwared and the ball goes from pad to bat and straight to Ricky Ponting at silly mid-off! 32/1
    13.5 Warne does it again! tossed up and turning in from outside the off stump, Strauss tries to turn it away on the leg side but ends up with a faint edge, Clarke at leg slip takes a good low catch and that's the end of Strauss 57/3
    7.1 well flighted and drifting down the leg side, Vaughan shapes to flick but closes the face of the bat too early, the ball goes off the edge straight to Hayden at slip! Warne has struck again 36/2
    14.1 can you believe it! Lee drops one short and Bell goes after it, Kasprowicz running in from fine leg makes no mistake and it's time for Bell to join the procession - England four down 57/4
    24.1 full and just outside the off, this one is driven hard at but only edged, Gilchrist tumbles to his right and takes a fine catch! 103/5
    26
    34
    3
    0
    76.47
    26.4 Full, fast, furious and this game is not done yet! The perfect delivery, pitches outside the off, moves in off the seam and knocks the top of the off stump! 111/6
    28 tossed up, just short of a length, Geraint Jones jumps down the track and has a heave-ho, Jones goes for glory and can only send the ball straight down Michael Kasprowicz's throat at long-off! 116/7
    not out
    7
    17
    0
    0
    41.17
    not out
    8
    13
    1
    0
    61.53
    Extras
    9 (lb 4, nb 5)
    TOTAL
    129/7 (31.5 Overs, 168 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee12.005134.2505
    MS Kasprowicz2.001909.5000
    SK Warne13.523142.2400
    SW Tait4.002406.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-32 (ME Trescothick, 5.1 ov), 2-36 (MP Vaughan, 7.1 ov), 3-57 (AJ Strauss, 13.5 ov), 4-57 (IR Bell, 14.1 ov), 5-103 (KP Pietersen, 24.1 ov), 6-111 (A Flintoff, 26.4 ov), 7-116 (GO Jones, 27.6 ov)

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