• BATSMEN
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    4s
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    SR
    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
    63
    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
    30
    17
    0
    0
    41.17
    not out
    8
    20
    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)

Close of Play

  • Thu, 25 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 229/4 (KP Pietersen 33*, A Flintoff 8*, 60 ov)
  • Fri, 26 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 99/5 (SM Katich 20*, 30.3 ov)
  • Sat, 27 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 222/4 (MJ Clarke 39*, SM Katich 24*, 67 ov)
  • Sun, 28 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 129/7 (31.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes