Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    107
    142
    201
    10
    0
    75.35
    46.2 banged in, Joyce plays a tired pull which he doesn't get hold of and the ball loops to wide midwicket. A great ovation as he walks off. His innings has given England something to bowl at and also ensured that John Buchanan gets his wish of making sure Australia are in a game at last 256/5
    10.6 GOT HIM! McGrath dropped it short, as he was bound to do, and Loye tried to keep things positive by playing the hook. But it was a stroke played with no conviction, and a steepling top-edge ended in the hands of deep square-leg! 58/1
    33.1 and the drinks break brings a breakthrough once again! And it's that old shark McGrath who does the job. It was short, Bell went for a big swing, and Gilchrist steadied himself under a big top-edge 169/2
    36.4 Flintoff back, it hits him high up and the immediate thought was that it might have been going over the top. It pitched in line and was certainly straight ... is this the start of England's wobble? 179/3
    42.3 well, not a dismissal you'll see in a Test. Strauss walks right across his stumps and scoops the ball to leg ... it goes straight up and Clark only has to move eight or nine yards at backward square leg to take a sitter 222/4
    47.6 driven to long-on, the two players get in a real mess over the second and both end up at the bowler's end ... Dalrymple goes but surely Bopara should have sacrificed himself 274/7
    46.6 another one banged in, and this time Nixon plays a really nothing semi-pull shot which lobs to extra cover. A short and certainly not sweet stay. 261/6
    not out
    7
    5
    14
    1
    0
    140.00
    not out
    10
    7
    8
    1
    0
    142.85
    Extras
    25 (lb 5, nb 1, w 19)
    TOTAL
    292/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.84)
    Fall of wickets: 1-58 (MB Loye, 10.6 ov), 2-169 (IR Bell, 33.1 ov), 3-179 (A Flintoff, 36.4 ov), 4-222 (AJ Strauss, 42.3 ov), 5-256 (EC Joyce, 46.2 ov), 6-261 (PA Nixon, 46.6 ov), 7-274 (JWM Dalrymple, 47.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SW Tait1006826.8000050
    NW Bracken915315.8800020
    SR Clark1005505.5000010
    GD McGrath1005125.1000021
    MJ Clarke401804.5000000
    A Symonds201608.0000000
    CL White512615.2000030
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    0.1 what a start! Brilliant, brilliant delivery from Plunkett. Full, fast, inswinging, perfect yorker length, and Gilchrist has no answer whatsoever! Well, well ... England are on a roll! 0/1
    20.4 there's the breakthrough! And it's that man on the drive who does the trick. Lots of width from Mahmood, Hayden went for a big booming drive and it's a smart reflex take from Jamie Dalrymple at short cover! Not the best ball, but the best result as far as England are concerned 116/4
    1.2 GOTTIM! Well, well, what a start from England! Shorter and straighter, Hodge tried to leave alone but it was onto him too quickly and a big inside-edge deflected onto his middle stump! 4/2
    12.2 awful dismissal! that was wide, got wider and Clarke needed an extension to reach it and Nixon dived in front of slip to hold a good catch. England get lucky ... 45/3
    retired hurt
    39
    35
    64
    4
    1
    111.42
    24.4 beautiful ball! Hits the seam, bounces sharply and cramps Hussey for room, and he chops it onto his stumps! That could well be game, set and match! 137/5
    30.1 Flintoff strikes with his first ball of the new spell! A hint of width tempted White into a rash swipe, and Nixon makes no mistake! England are right into the elongated tail 160/6
    33.6 beautiful ball! Tossed right up, much much slower, and Bracken played all round it as the ball crashed into middle and leg. Another one bites the dust, and with Glenn McGrath now at the crease, it's safe to say the game is up. Or is it? 180/7
    not out
    15
    23
    10
    2
    0
    65.21
    36.3 GONE! McGrath steps across his stumps, Plunkett raps him on the kneeroll, Harper raises his finger. Easy as pie, and England are almost home and hosed! 187/8
    38.5 Bell has sealed it with a run-out! Pushed on to the back foot, Tait was slow to start running, and Bell swooped from cover to ping down the stumps! 200/9
    Extras
    24 (lb 8, w 16)
    TOTAL
    200 all out (38.5 Overs, RR: 5.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (AC Gilchrist, 0.1 ov), 2-4 (BJ Hodge, 1.2 ov), 3-45 (MJ Clarke, 12.2 ov), 4-116 (ML Hayden, 20.4 ov), 4-130 (A Symonds), 5-137 (MEK Hussey, 24.4 ov), 6-160 (CL White, 30.1 ov), 7-180 (NW Bracken, 33.6 ov), 8-187 (GD McGrath, 36.3 ov), 9-200 (SW Tait, 38.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    LE Plunkett9.512432.4400060
    SI Mahmood703825.4200040
    A Flintoff804715.8700010
    MS Panesar1006416.4000000
    RS Bopara401914.7500010

Match Notes

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0ML HaydenAC Gilchrist
2nd4ML HaydenBJ Hodge
3rd41ML HaydenMJ Clarke
4th71ML HaydenA Symonds
5th14A SymondsMEK Hussey
5th7MEK HusseyCL White
6th23NW BrackenCL White
7th20SR ClarkNW Bracken
8th7GD McGrathSR Clark
9th13SR ClarkSW Tait