Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
99(106) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 1 5 7 5 3
MH Yardy
57(63) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 7 0 5 0 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Harris
O8.4
M1
R32
W5
Eco3.69
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O6.0
M0
R31
W1
Eco5.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

No whitewash for England, they never got close today. Ponting and Clarke finally gave the Australian bowlers something to work with, and England, chasing a daunting total, could never get going as Harris ran through the top order.

Important win for Australia, with Tait in the side their bowling has a touch more devil and it has made a real difference. It was a return to the old Australia really, powerful and professional. For their part, England looked a touch flat throughout. Anyway, Brydon Coverdale will have a much more revealing assessment in his bulletin, which will be ready for you shortly, so check that out.

Strauss: "Disappointing day, the batting was a bit of a return to the old days, lost too many wickets too quickly and it's always hard to keep the runrate in check when you lose wickets too early."

Ponting: "We've played a lot better today, our batting was back at the level it should be. Shaun Tait has forced the opposition on the back foot and I'll be talking to him about reversing his decision to give up the longer form of the game! It's been a frustrating series but the boys bounced back well today."

Ryan Harris is named man of the match and says he's happy to perform well today after disappointing at Old Trafford.

Right, that's just about it from us today. Thanks for all the emails, and I hope you'll join us on Saturday for the final game from Lord's.

42.4
W
Harris to Broad, OUT, That's it! Harris has five and Australia break their duck! Broad chips it tamely to cover where Hussey takes the catch.
42.3
0
Harris to Broad, no run, clears his front leg, and aims a big heave outside off stump, but misses
42.2
4
Harris to Broad, FOUR runs, touch shorter here, Broad swats, a touch aimlessly, and gets a top-edge that sails over the keeper for four
42.1
0
Harris to Broad, no run, Harris has really bustled in, full of pace and effort, and this hurries Broad into an uncomfortable defence

END OF OVER:
42 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | ENG: 208/9

  • JM Anderson0 (2b)
  • SCJ Broad0 (1b)
  • DE Bollinger8-0-38-2
  • RJ Harris8-1-28-4
41.6
0
Bollinger to Anderson, no run, Bollinger lands a yorker which Anderson manages to dig out
41.5
0
Bollinger to Anderson, no run, Anderson doesn't see much of his first delivery, zipping past his hanging bat and going through to Paine

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
99(106) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 1 5 7 5 3
MH Yardy
57(63) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 7 0 5 0 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Harris
O8.4
M1
R32
W5
Eco3.69
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O6.0
M0
R31
W1
Eco5.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF