Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
69(141) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2
PD Collingwood
74(245) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 8 0 2 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O32.0
M6
R110
W2
Eco3.43
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O22.0
M2
R87
W3
Eco3.95
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
105 | 1 Run | ENG: 252/9

  • JM Anderson21 (53b)
  • MS Panesar7 (35b)
  • NM Hauritz37-12-63-3
  • MJ North7-4-14-0

Don't forget to read the bulletin which is being desperately cobbled as I speak. We'll have a whole load of pieces, too, so keep your eyes peeled on our dedicated Ashes series page (RSS feed for those who want it) and video highlights of an extraordinary final session (UK only, I'm afraid). From me, Will Luke, join us on Thursday for the second Test. The Ashes are well and truly alive.

Ponting wins man of the match. He's booed. "I'd give this back straight away for another wicket," he chirps. He looks in good fettle, smiling away, not too peeved. He thinks England "did a good job," and almost grimaces while saying it. Australia "can be proud" of how they performed and he won't be pressed on his side's chances on retaining the urn. "We're not jumping to any conclusions and we have to play at the level we played in this game if we're to win."

Briefly, here are the post-match presentations. Huge cheers for Strauss. "All credit to Paul Collingwood. What a knock that was. He does it time and time again. Outstanding. But also the two at the end, Monty and Jimmy"...cue applause..."They showed a lot of character and fight and thankfully it's still nil all. We recognise there's a lot to work on for Lord's." Changes? "Not sure. We'll name the squad tomorrow afternoon and think with calm heads [about who we choose]...it's a huge lift, momentum is everything for us [but] we need to play better. We're just very, very thankful and proud for the fight we showed today."

We'll have the post-match gubbins for you shortly. For those of you now wanting to celebrate and switch off your screens, fair thee well, and thanks for joining us this past five days. And don't forget to join us for Lord's which gets underway on Thursday. I'm Will Luke and my thanks to Brydon Coverdale who's joined me from Australia throughout - join us both for what we expect to be another thrilling encounter in just a few days time. Until then, go well.

This place has exploded! Australia cannot believe it, and every man in this ground is standing, applauding, cheering England's effort. Panesar can't wipe the smile off his face, and Australia, it's fair to say, look peeved, tired, exhausted and chastened. It's quite an unbelievable scene. "Tricky last couple of hours for us there," understates Anderson. "Amazing batting what he did today," says Monty of Collingwood. Moving on, quickly. But no, let's focus on Collingwood - an innings of such determination and grit to dig England out of a monumental hole.

104.6
0
Hauritz to Anderson, 1 bye, wide of the off stump, off the pads and balloons over the slips. They run a bye. They run a bye. Ponting scratches his chin, he looks distraught. Anderson talks to the umpires. No one knows what's going on! But they shake hands and England have drawn! It's all over!

This could be it. This is the last ball of the match in theory.

104.5
0
Hauritz to Anderson, no run, drifts in, darts in on middle. Blocked. Blocked.
104.4
0
Hauritz to Anderson, no run, huge turn for once but it's too wide. It's too wide from Hauritz
104.3
0
Hauritz to Anderson, no run, tosses this up on the middle stump and he's forward. It prompts more emphatic, cacophonous cheer from the crowd. And then silence
104.2
0
Hauritz to Anderson, no run, flighted on middle and defended

You can hear a pin drop

104.1
0
Hauritz to Anderson, no run, quicker ball on leg stump, nudged to leg. Cardiff explodes, then a hushed silence

It's 6.39pm. 6.40pm is the cut-off. We'll have one more over. This could be the last over of the match. This is so, so, so tense. Hauritz around the wicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
69(141) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2
PD Collingwood
74(245) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 8 0 2 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O32.0
M6
R110
W2
Eco3.43
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O22.0
M2
R87
W3
Eco3.95
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF