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The Ashes - 1st Test

Australia v England

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

13.1

Watson to Trott, FOUR, not there he won't, dished up invitingly on leg stump, Trott flicks away easily through midwicket for a boundary

13.2

Watson to Trott, 1 wide, filth, utter Harmison-like filth, well wide of off stump

13.2

Watson to Trott, no run, Watson adjusts his line, as well he needed to, but still wide enough for Trott to leave alone

13.3

Watson to Trott, no run, you can almost hear the creaks as Watson goes through his action, no great pace at all, but a decent line and Trott full-faces to mid-off

13.4

Watson to Trott, no run, touch too wide of off stump again and Trott will have nothing to do with it

13.5

Watson to Trott, no run, Watson lands his first really good delivery, on a length, on a line, nipping back a touch and is rewarded by some cheers from his fielders

13.6

Watson to Trott, OUT, gone! Watson strikes! Who would've thought it!? Not me. Watson goes fuller, finds some movement off the wicket into Trott who drove loosely and it went through the gate and clattered into middle

IJL Trott b Watson 29 (62m 53b 5x4 0x6) SR: 54.71

England 41/2   SR Watson 1-0-5-1

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

15.3

Watson to Cook, no run, Cook is slips slightly as he tries to get forward and work this into the leg side, no harm done

15.4

Watson to Cook, no run, good length from Watson, full and teasing Cook outside off stump, who has nothing to do with it

15.5

Watson to Cook, no run, Watson is dragging Cook reluctantly forward to defend carefully

15.6

Watson to Cook, no run, decent over from Watson ends with Cook leaving alone outside off stump

England 50/2   SR Watson 2-0-6-1

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

17.3

Watson to Cook, 1 wide, a bouncer, which is ambitious at Watson's pace, with the wicket quite slow as well it took a long time to loop through to Haddin, too high for the umpire's liking

17.3

Watson to Cook, no run, much better, full and outside off, the magic area for Cook, has his fiddling at thin air as the ball sneaks past the edge

17.4

Watson to Cook, no run, good again, attacking Cook on that full, off-stump line, the batsman defends with the fullest of faces

17.5

Watson to Cook, 1 run, nothing pretty by Cook, but pretty effective this morning, pops forward to pat this into the off side and take an easy single

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   SR Watson 3-0-8-1

19.1

Watson to Cook, 1 run, scream of "oh!" from Watson as Cook leans this towards midwicket, not sure why

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   SR Watson 4-0-13-1

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   SR Watson 5-1-13-1

23.1

Watson to Cook, no run, dropped! And it's the debutant! Similar to the Strauss dismissal, short and Cook cracked it straight to Doherty at point, who jumped to take it above his head, had a couple of grabs at it but it ends on the turf. Big moment that, how will he respond

23.2

Watson to Cook, 1 run, less excitement here, just worked into the leg side

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

23.6

Watson to Cook, no run, eventful over ends quietly, with Cook pushing to mid-on. Doherty will be feeling pretty awful, but has a chance to respond now

England 75/2   SR Watson 6-1-15-1

51.1

Watson to Bell, no run, some swing there, gentle pace, and too far outside off to interest Bell, but with the clouds Watson has found some movement in the air

51.2

Watson to Bell, no run, again there's a touch of wobble on the way down, but the line won't worry Bell

51.3

Watson to Bell, no run, good length from Watson, full and inviting, but just too wide to draw a shot

51.4

Watson to Bell, 4 leg byes, Watson adjusts his line but overeggs it, slipping down the leg side, via thigh pad, to the fine leg boundary

51.5

Watson to Bell, no run, back outside off this time and Bell is back on the leave

51.6

Watson to Bell, no run, Watson likes this, big smile on his face. It was a decent delivery I suppose, touch of away movement, but too wide

England 163/4   SR Watson 7-2-15-1

53.1

Watson to Bell, no run, once again Watson is full outside off and once again Bell is happy to leave alone

53.2

Watson to Bell, no run, you'll never guess what - Bell leaves outside off stump

53.3

Watson to Bell, no run, well it's a game of patience, Watson v Bell and at the moment Bell is happy to leave alone

53.4

Watson to Bell, no run, the variation straight ball drifts towards the legs, clips the pads and Haddin collect

53.5

Watson to Bell, 2 runs, short ball that Bell watches carefully to wheel a pull down to deep square, controlled shot

53.6

Watson to Bell, no run, and the over ends as it begun, with Bell leaving alone outside off. So, one over until the tea break

England 169/4   SR Watson 8-2-17-1

55.1

Watson to Cook, no run, good start from him here, honing in on off stump, Cook blocks manfully

55.2

Watson to Cook, no run, nudged into the leg side, fairly comfortable for Cook there

55.3

Watson to Cook, no run, best place to attack Cook - full and around off stump, this time his defence is solid though

55.4

Watson to Cook, no run, lots of noise from the slip cordon, possibly because there was some swing, Cook left it all alone

55.5

Watson to Cook, 1 run, very simple plan from Cook, just waiting for the bowler to drift towards his legs, and picks off a single

55.6

Watson to Bell, 1 run, Bell watchful and full-facing into the covers, skips off for a single to take him to the break

England 172/4   SR Watson 9-2-19-1

57.1

Watson to Cook, no run, pushed across Cook, who drives to mid-off

57.2

Watson to Cook, no run, and there's some shape from Watson, angling across Cook and straightening, then it swings sharply towards leg after it's passed the stumps

57.3

Watson to Cook, 1 wide, but this one goes the wrong way - pushed too far across Cook and going further away, wide called and fair enough

57.3

Watson to Cook, no run, swings in towards middle stump, Cook clips to midwicket

57.4

Watson to Cook, no run, fuller ball outside off, Cook drives hard but can't beat mid-off

57.5

Watson to Cook, no run, thick edge this time, Hussey hurls himself across at gully to make the save

57.6

Watson to Cook, no run, swings in to leg, Cook can't get it away

England 176/4   SR Watson 10-2-20-1

59.1

Watson to Bell, no run, left alone outside off, Watson gets a bit of outswing against the wind

59.2

Watson to Bell, 1 no ball, left alone again, both men are bowling wide of off, swinging it away and trying to force the batsman to take a risk if he wants to score

59.2

Watson to Bell, no run, fuller and a touch straighter, it's driven to mid-off

59.3

Watson to Bell, 3 runs, Bell is happy to wait for the bad ball instead of chasing outside off, he clips this one off his pads through midwicket and an energetic chase to the boundary from Katich keeps them to three

59.4

Watson to Cook, no run, full face of the bat from Cook, who drives to mid-off

59.5

Watson to Cook, FOUR, edged and four! Oh, Alastair Cook has almost got whiplash as he turns his head to see this thick edge sail safely through the vacant third or fourth slip region, he was nervous, but it was safe

59.6

Watson to Cook, no run, swings in to middle stump, Cook clips to leg and it's well field to prevent the run

England 188/4   SR Watson 11-2-28-1

61.1

Watson to Cook, no run, swings in to the pads, Cook defends to leg

61.2

Watson to Cook, no run, pushed straight across Cook, who leaves it

61.3

Watson to Cook, no run, punched back to the bowler, Watson fields

61.4

Watson to Cook, 2 runs, full and straight, Cook clips it through midwicket and gets back for a couple

61.5

Watson to Cook, no run, angled across Cook, who leaves it alone

61.6

Watson to Cook, no run, straighter line this time, swinging in towards off stump and Cook defends

England 190/4   SR Watson 12-2-30-1
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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 3-7, 2011
England won by an innings and 83 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 26-29, 2010
England won by an innings and 157 runs
Australia v England at Perth - Dec 16-19, 2010
Australia won by 267 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Dec 3-7, 2010
England won by an innings and 71 runs
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 25-29, 2010
Match drawn
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Nov 29, 2010

Alastair Cook clips to leg, Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 5th day, November 29, 2010

Alastair Cook clips to leg

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Nov 29, 2010

Ricky Ponting has plenty to ponder, Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 5th day, November 29, 2010

Ricky Ponting has plenty to ponder

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