England tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 25-29, 2010
The Ashes - 1st Test
Match drawn
25,26,27,28,29 November 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
14.2

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, big roar from the crowd as Johnson was running in, in the end he gives Pietersen a sighter outside off stump

14.3

Johnson to Pietersen, 3 runs, Pietersen is away, huge relief for him as always, and a relief for his partner too, just back of a length and he stood tall and flicked to midwicket

England 45/2   KP Pietersen 3* (2b)
15.1

Watson to Pietersen, no run, good line and length from Watson, no pace at all, but enough nibble to draw a false shot from Pietersen, edging along the ground to gully

15.2

Watson to Pietersen, 1 run, more confident here, working from around middle stump into the midwicket region, not quite an emphatic flick, but comfortable enough and brings up England's 50

England 50/2   KP Pietersen 4* (4b)
16.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 1 run, swing first up, good start from the new bowler, fullish, off stump, movement away, Pietersen defends a touch uneasily into the covers and steals a single

16.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, Hilfenhaus tempts Pietersen outside off stump, the batsman resists

16.4

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, excellent delivery, touch of extra bounce and swing, good line too, Pietersen whipped his bottom hand off the bat as he defended

16.5

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 1 run, good running from Pietersen, the batting was a touch nervy though, following the swing with his hands to drop the ball to cover while the feet stayed planted

England 53/2   KP Pietersen 6* (8b)
17.1

Watson to Pietersen, no run, decent pace from Watson, good length, the line was a fraction wide and allowed Pietersen to leave alone

17.2

Watson to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, Watson over-adjusts and slips this down the leg side, clips a thigh pad and bobbles away for a single towards fine leg

17.6

Watson to Pietersen, no run, huge forward stride from Pietersen and with bat and pad together defends carefully, textbook stuff

England 56/2   KP Pietersen 6* (11b)
19.2

Watson to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot, the ball was there for it - half-volley - but a good-looking shot nevertheless, punched straight back past the bowler for four

19.3

Watson to Pietersen, no run, this time it's outside off stump and studiously left alone

19.4

Watson to Pietersen, no run, none of them involved here though as the batsman leaves alone

19.5

Watson to Pietersen, no run, once again it's a touch too wide to trouble Pietersen

19.6

Watson to Pietersen, no run, flashing drive, with not great timing, squirts to point

England 66/2   KP Pietersen 10* (16b 1x4)
20.3

Doherty to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen stretches forward and defends carefully to a fullish off-stump ball

20.4

Doherty to Pietersen, 3 runs, down the track straight away! Couple of steps and flicked in front of midwicket for three, came off the toe-end slightly but clear intent

England 70/2   KP Pietersen 13* (18b 1x4)
21.1

Watson to Pietersen, no run, Watson full and straight and attacking off stump, Pietersen defends carefully

21.2

Watson to Pietersen, no run, touch of nibble back into the batsman, some extra bounce too, defeats Pietersen as he tries to work to leg

21.3

Watson to Pietersen, no run, good stop from North at cover, it was dished up full and invitingly and Pietersen climbed into a drive only to find North

21.4

Watson to Pietersen, no run, change of length, just a fraction shorter and Pietersen decides to leave alone

21.5

Watson to Pietersen, no run, "Yes Watto!" cry the Aussie fielder, and why not, it was a straight ball that Pietersen looked a touch uncomfortable defending

21.6

Watson to Pietersen, no run, enough width here for Pietersen to flash his arms but finds point

England 70/2   KP Pietersen 13* (24b 1x4)
23.3

Watson to Pietersen, no run, Doherty is smiling now, which is a good thing, but I'm not sure he means it. Poor fellow. In the meantime, Pietersen defends off the back foot

23.4

Watson to Pietersen, no run, again a touch short and wide of off, Pietersen turns his back on it by way of leaving alone

23.5

Watson to Pietersen, 1 run, misfield here from Johnson, Pietersen on his toes to defend with soft hands towards mid-off and take a single

England 75/2   KP Pietersen 14* (27b 1x4)
24.1

Doherty to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen positive straight away, skipping down the wicket and clipping to midwicket

24.2

Doherty to Pietersen, no run, good ball this, slower and finding proper spin off the wicket, Pietersen defends tetchily

24.3

Doherty to Pietersen, no run, big spin here, Pietersen left alone but it spun sharply off the surface, probably the dampness

24.4

Doherty to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen runs down the wicket and almost straight past it! Fired in towards the legs and Pietersen had to hurry to flick it, just, down to the fine leg boundary

24.5

Doherty to Pietersen, no run, driven firmly back to the bowler who collects, jumps up and aims to throw at Pietersen, good aggression from the young man

24.6

Doherty to Pietersen, no run, and again! Drive straight back to the bowler, this time he does fire a throw back and it's quite wide, leaving Haddin to dive well to collect. The crowd love it!

England 79/2   KP Pietersen 18* (33b 2x4)
25.2

Johnson to Pietersen, 1 run, once again there is decent carry, but the line is a touch too far down leg and allows Pietersen to work towards square leg

25.4

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, slung wide across Pietersen, who leaves alone

25.5

Johnson to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen falls over and ends up in a heap, but he managed to flick very powerfully into the midwicket region as he played the shot, Pietersen ended up on his face, but the timing was good enough to collect four

25.6

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, confident finish to the session from Pietersen, getting back, standing tall and punching firmly to cover.

England 86/2   KP Pietersen 23* (37b 3x4)
27.1

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, defended back down the pitch

27.2

Johnson to Pietersen, 1 run, bouncer, leg side, and it's hooked around the corner to fine leg along the ground

27.4

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, on the back foot, Pietersen defends

27.5

Johnson to Pietersen, 1 run, again that's too short and leg-sidey, Pietersen has no trouble helping that to fine leg

England 94/2   KP Pietersen 25* (41b 3x4)
28.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, good solid defence from Pietersen

28.2

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, some shape away from Hilfenhaus now, KP lets it go

28.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 3 runs, on the pads, Pietersen clips it through midwicket and that's good, positive stuff, they hare back for a third

28.6

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, straight line again, Pietersen can't get it away past mid-on

England 102/2   KP Pietersen 28* (45b 3x4)
30.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, Hilfenhaus probes outside off stump now, Pietersen isn't interested

30.2

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, well wide of off once more, some swing away but the batsman again doesn't play

30.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, same again, much too wide from Hilfenhaus, he has to tempt Pietersen close to off

30.4

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 1 run, and this one is closer - Pietersen flashes a drive and gets a thick inside edge that rockets back into his leg, oh, the Australians wanted that to deflect on to the stumps!

England 103/2   KP Pietersen 29* (49b 3x4)
31.1

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, pushed across Pietersen, who leaves it alone

31.2

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, banged in short of a length, Pietersen defends safely at waist height, which is an indication that there's not a great deal of bounce in this pitch

31.3

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, crunched away off the back foot, can't beat the man at cover

31.4

Johnson to Pietersen, FOUR, bad ball and Pietersen latches on to this, a cracking cover drive to a low full toss wide of off, Johnson was looking to entice the drive but clearly not with a full toss

31.5

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, that's the ball he wanted to bowl, well wide of off and pitches on a fullish length, but this time KP is not tempted

31.6

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, on the pads, he can't get that one away

England 107/2   KP Pietersen 33* (55b 4x4)
33.1

Johnson to Pietersen, FOUR, that's an aggressive shot from Pietersen! Banged in short well outside off, KP launches an aerial pull over midwicket, it got a little top-edgey but there was nobody out on the boundary, so he was perfectly safe

33.2

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, defended this time by KP

33.3

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, angles it across Pietersen, who drives straight to the man at mid-on

33.4

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, pushed across the right-hander, Pietersen leaves it

33.5

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, edged and safe! Ah, Pietersen's patience for those deliveries pushed across him has worn out, he drives hard and in the air, but it bounces safely short of Doherty at point

33.6

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, left alone this time

England 111/2   KP Pietersen 37* (61b 5x4)
35.1

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, probing outside off, Pietersen defends

35.2

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, straighter ball, Pietersen clips it to square leg

35.3

Johnson to Pietersen, 2 runs, slower ball - we haven't seen many of them from any of the bowlers today - and it's flicked through square leg for a couple of runs

35.4

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, trying to tease Pietersen outside off, but he lets it go

35.5

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, again it's pushed across, again KP leaves it alone

35.6

Johnson to Pietersen, FOUR, magnificent cover drive! The men went back on the on-side boundary, trying to convince Pietersen it would be short. It was fullish outside off, and a handsome drive found the gap, racing away to the boundary

England 117/2   KP Pietersen 43* (67b 6x4)
37.1

Siddle to Pietersen, no run, driven back down towards mid-off

37.2

Siddle to Pietersen, no run, banged in short of a length outside off, Pietersen leaves it

37.3

Siddle to Pietersen, OUT, got him! Siddle does the job! And boy did Australia need that! He's pitched it up and it may have seamed away just the tiniest bit, Pietersen drives hard looking for a boundary, and it's snaffled by Ponting at second slip

KP Pietersen c Ponting b Siddle 43 (95m 70b 6x4 0x6) SR: 61.42

England 117/3   KP Pietersen 43 (70b 6x4)
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