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    5.3 GOT HIM! And that's a big breakthrough. It was full and in Gilchrist's slot, but a touch slower, and a big swipe came straight off the toe of the bat, for Andrew Flintoff to circle beneath in the covers and take a comfortable catch. Vital wicket for England! 32/1
    33.2 big, big, swing, and that's an excellent catch from Mahmood on the long-on boundary! Hayden went for the big yahoo, looked to have hit it clean out of the ground but got fractionally underneath it. The ball topped out somewhere near floodlight height, but Mahmood kept his cool, and acknowledged his inevitable barrackers in the crowd 180/3
    30.1 What a catch! Brilliant pluck from Collingwood at short cover - that was a bit of a filthy long-hop from Panesar, to be honest, but Ponting rocked back and clobbered it - it was in the air for too long and Collingwood dived back and across to his left, and clung onto a one-handed screamer! 170/2
    42.2 slower ball, played into the off side, Collingwood swoops and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end. Clarke must have assumed he was safe as he didn't stretch and replays show that he was a couple of inches short. A big cheer as the third umpire's verdict is shown 229/5
    36.5 Panesar has his second! Hodge was down on the sweep, and umpire Harper upholds a massive appeal! That was not a clever decision, to be honest. Hodge was a long way down, and it was way outside the line of off stump. Apart from that, pretty good 196/4
    42.3 two in two! just short of a length, Hussey shapes to run the ball to third man but it's too close to him and he gets a thin nick to Nixon. Hussey doesn't even wait for the decision ... 229/6
    47.4 another one bites the dust ... Watson is undone by a slower ball which he lamely chips to Bell at midwicket. Watson's ignominy was compounded by the fact he then headed off towards the wrong exit and had to make a sudden and big navigational correction when he realised his mistake. The crowd spotted it and gave him a few jeers ... 250/9
    46.1 Hogg steps back and thumps it straight to Bell at extra cover. He timed it but right into the fielder's midriff 248/7
    46.6 Collingwood is on fire! Lee, clearly frustrated, swished and missed, the ball cannoned off his pads to Collingwood at backward point and his underarm throw hit the stumps with Lee, diving full length, a yard short 248/8
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    9
    5
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    60.00
    48.3 full and straight and McGrath's 37th birthday present from Flintoff is to have his stumps scattered 252/10
    Extras
    13 (lb 4, w 9)
    TOTAL
    252 all out (48.3 Overs, RR: 5.19)
    Fall of wickets: 1-32 (AC Gilchrist, 5.3 ov), 2-170 (RT Ponting, 30.1 ov), 3-180 (ML Hayden, 33.2 ov), 4-196 (BJ Hodge, 36.5 ov), 5-229 (MJ Clarke, 42.2 ov), 6-229 (MEK Hussey, 42.3 ov), 7-248 (GB Hogg, 46.1 ov), 8-248 (B Lee, 46.6 ov), 9-250 (SR Watson, 47.4 ov), 10-252 (GD McGrath, 48.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    LE Plunkett1005605.60284040
    SI Mahmood804525.62275020
    A Flintoff9.314134.31314020
    MS Panesar1004424.40252000
    PD Collingwood402105.2580000
    JWM Dalrymple704115.85171110
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    4.6 GONE! That was a horrible misjudgment from Joyce - tried to work a straighter delivery over midwicket, but instead chipped tamely to Glenn McGrath, who had to stoop forward as the ball plopped into his palms 14/2
    2.2 The slower ball does the trick! This one was fuller, and Loye was deceived as he shuffled across his stumps. A huge appeal is upheld by umpire Harper, but Hawkeye reckons that was sliding down leg ... 1/1
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    32.6 there it is! huge breakthrough for Australia. Pinpoint yorker from Lee and Bell can't get his bat down in time. Hint of reverse swing and missed it by the width of his bat 148/4
    5.4 another one gone! This is getting rather chaotic for England now. A nothing sort of shot from Strauss, he shuffled across his stumps, tried to work to leg, and was trapped plumb in front. All too easy for Australia at the moment 15/3
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    45.2 short, Flintoff swishes, and that's gone! It was a bit flat-footed from Flintoff, and a very, very thin graze through to Gilchrist! Watson has made the breakthrough! The end of an excellent 74-run stand, and is this a late glimmer for Australia? 222/5
    46.1 McGrath's made the difference! Inswinging low full-toss, an excellent ball in the circumstances, squirted out to point, and Clark's return to the bowler is pinpoint! Dalrymple was late setting off and was never in the frame ... 225/6
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    19
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    Extras
    13 (lb 3, nb 3, w 7)
    TOTAL
    253/6 (49.3 Overs, RR: 5.11)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (MB Loye, 2.2 ov), 2-14 (EC Joyce, 4.6 ov), 3-15 (AJ Strauss, 5.4 ov), 4-148 (IR Bell, 32.6 ov), 5-222 (A Flintoff, 45.2 ov), 6-225 (JWM Dalrymple, 46.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee1004134.10352031
    NW Bracken8.313814.47283000
    GD McGrath1005305.30261101
    SR Watson805116.37195001
    GB Hogg1005205.20210120
    MJ Clarke301505.0050020

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