Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
136(227) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 0 1 2 4 4 1 8
AJ Strauss
161(268) 22x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 0 7 5 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

BW Hilfenhaus
O31.0
M12
R103
W4
Eco3.32
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Flintoff
O27.0
M4
R92
W5
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
107 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 406/10

  • BW Hilfenhaus4 (4b)
  • GP Swann28-3-87-4
  • A Flintoff27-4-92-5

So that wraps up our live coverage of what has been a monumentally exciting Test. England dominated for the vast majority and were deserved winners with Strauss and Flintoff the stars. For Australia, well, they have plenty to work on before the third Test at Edgbaston. They may not have lost a Lord's Test since 1934 but the good news for Australian fans is that they went on to win that series. Stick around for all the post-match coverage from Alex Brown, Peter English and Andrew Miller. You can start off by checking out the final-day bulletin. And check out the video highlights (UK only). From me, Brydon Coverdale, and Will Luke, it's goodbye for now.

1pm Right, time for the presentations.

Ricky Ponting: "We've always enjoyed playing here, we've had a very proud record here. We were outplayed right through the course of the game, England have been the better team. We've got to bounce back pretty quickly."

"I'm pretty proud of the way we fought the game out. Our bowling in the second innings was as good as it's been through the series. But after lunch on day one we were chasing our tail."

And there's a clap going around Lord's as Ponting comments on the umpiring: "It's all irrelevant. We've been beaten by over 100 runs in a Test." He says Australia can only focus on what they can do to improve.

Andrew Strauss steps up now with a gigantic grin on his face: "It's been a really special victory. To win an Ashes Test match at Lord's is something that plenty of guys have dreamed about over the last 50 or 60 years. We're not going to get carried away, there's plenty of time left in the series."

And Strauss gives special mention to Flintoff, who he says was "magnificent" today. He also admits to a bit of indecision about whether to enforce the follow-on.

"Our medical team will be monitoring him over the coming days but we're still confident of having a fit squad to pick from for the third Test," Strauss says of Kevin Pietersen.

And the Man of the Match is ... drum-roll ... Andrew Flintoff. "A real team performance," he says. Was there any chance Strauss could get the ball out of your hand this morning? "Mate, there was no chance."

And there's a flat "no" when he's asked if he has any thoughts of un-retiring. Although he knows how hard it will be to get through the series and keep up this work-rate.

12.45pm What a victory for England, who have gone 1-0 up and are now in a wonderful position in the series. Flintoff grabs one of the stumps and acknowledges the crowd, gets hugs from all his team-mates after what can only be described as a matchwinning spell this morning, in his last Lord's Test. Fittingly, it's Flintoff who leads England off the field, clapping a stump and the ball together and he gets a standing ovation.

What an exhausting 105 minutes this morning! I can't imagine how tense it was for the players. Test cricket at its best.

"Fred getting that wicket in the first over calmed everyone down," Graeme Swann says. "We knew it was a massive ask for them."

"I was just praying all day yesterday that he'd advance past one," Swann says of the Clarke dismissal. "And it was second ball today."

So it's a 115-run victory, England's first Ashes win at Lord's since 1934. Wow.

106.6
W
Swann to Johnson, OUT, gone! That's it! A 75-year-drought ends as Swann gets one through the advancing Johnson

The field comes in now

106.5
0
Swann to Johnson, no run, another marvellous ball, drifts in, turns past the bat and narrowly misses off stump
106.4
0
Swann to Johnson, no run, tossed up again, Johnson drives to cover
106.3
2
Swann to Johnson, 2 runs, Johnson connects this time, with a slog sweep that is cut off on the boundary by Bopara
106.2
0
Swann to Johnson, no run, almost! Tosses it up well wide of off, Johnson looks to slog-sweep and it fizzes past the bat
106.1
1
Swann to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, pushes a single away through cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
136(227) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 0 1 2 4 4 1 8
AJ Strauss
161(268) 22x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 0 7 5 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

BW Hilfenhaus
O31.0
M12
R103
W4
Eco3.32
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Flintoff
O27.0
M4
R92
W5
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF