• BATSMEN
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    6s
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    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
    1
    0
    140.00
    not out
    10
    7
    1
    0
    142.85
    Extras
    25 (w 19, nb 1, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    292/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.84)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    SW Tait10.006826.80530
    NW Bracken9.015315.88400
    SR Clark10.005505.50210
    GD McGrath10.005125.10720
    MJ Clarke4.001804.50500
    A Symonds2.001608.00410
    CL White5.012615.20310
    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)
  • BATSMEN
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    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
    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
    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
    run out (Bell)
    11
    10
    1
    1
    110.00
    Extras
    24 (w 16, lb 8)
    TOTAL
    200 all out (38.5 Overs, RR: 5.15)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    LE Plunkett9.512432.441300
    SI Mahmood7.003825.42720
    A Flintoff8.004715.871130
    MS Panesar10.006416.40521
    RS Bopara4.001914.75610
    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)

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