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The Ashes - 1st Test

Australia v England

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

20.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, good start that! Ripper! Lands outside off and spins quickly towards Cook who left alone

20.2

Doherty to Cook, 1 run, Cook more careful to play this time, working to leg for a single to bring Pietersen on strike

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

20.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, decent length and line, too full to spin much, Cook defends

20.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, good finish to a pretty good start for Doherty, Cook defends suspiciously around off stump, this one didn't turn as much as the first ball, but you only need one to turn to sow the seeds of doubt

England 70/2   XJ Doherty 1-0-4-0

22.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, pushed through quite flat from Doherty, no great turn this time from outside off, Cook defends

22.2

Doherty to Cook, no run, better length here, fuller outside off, Cook reaches forward to defend

22.3

Doherty to Cook, 2 runs, that will annoy the bowler, drifts on to Cook's legs who happily works into the midwicket region for a couple

22.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, really pushed though this time, very flat and quick, Cook blocks

22.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, good change of pace, slightly slower, finds some turn, Cook defends

22.6

Doherty to Cook, 1 run, the over ends with Cook leaning a fullish ball into the leg side, no great intent from England as yet against Doherty

England 73/2   XJ Doherty 2-0-7-0

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   XJ Doherty 3-0-11-0

36.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, shortish and it spins, Cook pulls hard but can't beat midwicket

36.2

Doherty to Cook, no run, tossed up on off, Cook lunges forward to defend

36.3

Doherty to Cook, no run, some really sharp turn here, Cook nudges it down into the ground

36.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, outside off and turning in a fraction, well defended

36.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, a little shorter, but it does spin sharply once again, Cook cuts to point

36.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, defended back down the pitch

England 117/2   XJ Doherty 4-1-11-0

38.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, turns in towards Cook's off stump, he defends

38.2

Doherty to Cook, no run, oh yes, oh yes! Sharp spin in from well outside off, Cook goes back to cut and is really cramped by that, but he gets it safely to point

38.3

Doherty to Cook, FOUR, a little too much spin this time, down leg, and Cook flicks it away through leg slip with soft hands, away to the boundary

38.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, leans forward to defend this one

38.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, oh, well bowled, and Haddin whips the bails off. It was tossed up well wide of off and importantly this one didn't spin, it beat the bat and Cook was lucky - he lifted his back foot but got it back down before Haddin got the bails off

38.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, defended safely this time

England 121/3   XJ Doherty 5-1-15-0

40.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, tossed up outside off, Cook defends

40.2

Doherty to Cook, no run, defended safely again

40.3

Doherty to Cook, no run, turns in sharply, Cook leaves it outside off

40.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, defended back down the pitch

40.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, well flighted outside off, this one doesn't turn, and Cook defends

40.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, driven down towards mid-on, can't find a gap

England 125/4   XJ Doherty 6-2-15-0

42.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, Cook pops forward and defends quietly

42.2

Doherty to Cook, no run, touch short from Doherty, Cook back to defend into the leg side

42.3

Doherty to Cook, no run, better length this time, drags Cook forward to defend outside off

42.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, pushed through flatter and quicker outside off, good change of pace, Cook flashed a cut but it was through him too quickly

42.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, this time it's back on a straighter line and Cook does nothing but defend

42.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, maiden over, and a pretty good one, ends with Cook getting over to the off side to defend into the leg side

England 129/4   XJ Doherty 7-3-15-0

44.1

Doherty to Cook, 2 runs, Cook is in his bubble now and nudges behind square for a couple

44.2

Doherty to Cook, no run, carefully defended off the front foot

44.3

Doherty to Cook, 1 run, once again Cook gets enough of an angle into his legs to work a single behind square on the leg side

44.4

Doherty to Bell, no run, Bell skips down the track straight away, ends up defending. The Aussie fielders seemed to like it, plenty of chat from them

44.5

Doherty to Bell, no run, once again Bell is down the track and driving firmly back to the bowler, who fumbles, the ground get excited but it's a bump-ball

44.6

Doherty to Bell, 2 runs, ooh! Bell down the wicket again and skewing a lofted drive, huge cry of catch from the bowler but it cleared mid-off comfortably in the end, still, Doherty won't mind that at all

England 142/4   XJ Doherty 8-3-20-0

46.1

Doherty to Bell, 2 runs, quite flat from Doherty, coming around the wicket to Bell, who gets low and sweeps fine for a couple

46.2

Doherty to Bell, no run, once again Bell is looking to use his feet, decides against anything more expansive than defence this time

46.3

Doherty to Bell, 1 run, goodness, Bell was in position to sweep while Doherty was still in his run up pretty much, plays one of those gentle guides behind square for one

46.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, Cook leans forward to defend quietly, remains on 49

46.5

Doherty to Cook, 2 runs, and there is his 50 and what a valuable knock it's been, pushes into space and skips off for a couple

46.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, stretches forward and quietly knocks this towards midwicket

England 151/4   XJ Doherty 9-3-25-0

48.1

Doherty to Cook, 3 runs, a fraction short and Cook is back in a flash, cutting almost with a touch of style there past point

48.2

Doherty to Bell, no run, Doherty looks tidy, it'd be nice if he threw a few up, but he's accurate here and Bell defends

48.3

Doherty to Bell, no run, touch of spin here, angled in from around the wicket and defended carefully

48.4

Doherty to Bell, no run, spin again from Doherty, who's action is not entirely unlike Daniel Vettori, left well alone

48.5

Doherty to Bell, no run, ripper! Spin and bounce and quick off the track too, zipping past Bell's outside edge. Top work from the X man

48.6

Doherty to Bell, 1 run, less alarm this time, prodded into space for a strike-stealing single

England 155/4   XJ Doherty 10-3-29-0

50.1

Doherty to Bell, no run, good ball this, touch slower and finds some spin as Bell stretches forward to defend

50.2

Doherty to Bell, 1 run, the line drifts to leg a fraction and Bell tickles around the corner for one

50.3

Doherty to Cook, no run, Cook is forward to defend, good length and line from Doherty

50.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, once again Cook is watchful in defence

50.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, quietly prodded into the leg side, Doherty doing a good job here

50.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, good work from Doherty, giving Ponting control from one end

England 159/4   XJ Doherty 11-3-30-0

52.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, good delivery here, locating the right length and line, Cook stretches across to the off side to defend

52.2

Doherty to Cook, FOUR, excellent shot here, too short from Doherty but Cook was back in a flash, deep into his crease to pull powerfully over midwicket for four

52.3

Doherty to Cook, no run, back to a better length and defended

52.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, once again Cook is watchful in defence

52.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, bit of chirp from the Australian fielders, erudite bunch, but Cook unhurried in defence

52.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, thankfully the rain seems to be passing, Cook celebrates by defending

England 167/4   XJ Doherty 12-3-34-0

74.1

Doherty to Bell, no run, touch of turn, nothing massive, but enough to keep Bell's defence careful

74.2

Doherty to Bell, 1 run, Australia won't mind this, Bell picks a single to mid-off bringing Anderson on strike

74.3

Doherty to Anderson, no run, some spin and bounce from outside Anderson's off stump back into him

74.4

Doherty to Anderson, no run, Anderson reluctantly gets forward and defends

74.5

Doherty to Anderson, no run, fired in very flat and quick, Anderson back and defending

74.6

Doherty to Anderson, no run, another swift, straight ball, doesn't pretend to spin but is through Anderson in a hurry, beating him outside off

England 249/8   XJ Doherty 13-3-35-0

76.1

Doherty to Bell, OUT, that's it! Bell's masterful vigil comes to an end and Doherty has his first Test wicket! Bell down the wicket and aiming a chipped cover drive, probably got to much on it and it looped out to deep cover who gleefully snaffled the chance

IR Bell c Watson b Doherty 76 (183m 131b 8x4 0x6) SR: 58.01

76.2

Doherty to Anderson, FOUR, can any more happen today! Anderson has just pulled a perfect reverse-sweep out of his locker, timed it perfectly, beat short third man and collects four!

76.3

Doherty to Anderson, 2 runs, this time he's on the conventional paddle sweep, dabbing it finely for a couple round the corner

76.4

Doherty to Anderson, no run, slog sweep this time, he's trying everything, doesn't get much of it

76.5

Doherty to Anderson, OUT, gone this time! That will be all. Quicker ball, Anderson attempts an expansive reverse sweep and it crashes into his leg stump. Fine work from Australia, after all the build up it's the hosts who are on top now

JM Anderson b Doherty 11 (38m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 260/10   XJ Doherty 13.5-3-41-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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