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The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 267 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

40.5

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, Johnson gets off the mark by squeezing it away wide of short leg

Australia 138/6   MG Johnson 1* (1b)

42.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, leans forward to defend

42.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, angling in to the off stump, Johnson defends

42.3

Swann to Johnson, no run, good ball curving in, flighting towards leg stump, Johnson's drive doesn't connect and he's struck on the pad

42.4

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, just a solid push back past the bowler now, Johnson gets a single

Australia 148/6   MG Johnson 2* (5b)

43.1

Finn to Johnson, no run, on the pads, Johnson can't get that one away fine enough

43.2

Finn to Johnson, no run, short of a length and right on line, Johnson defends with a straight bat

43.3

Finn to Johnson, FOUR, that's a good shot from Johnson, he's cracked that through cover, finding the gap to run that away for a boundary

43.4

Finn to Johnson, no run, clipped away to leg

43.5

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

43.6

Finn to Johnson, FOUR, Johnson slashes hard and at the WACA if you go hard, chances are you'll get it safely over slips, that one bounces over the boundary at third man

Australia 156/6   MG Johnson 10* (11b 2x4)

44.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, there's a strong lbw shout from Swann but this ball from around the wicket looked to be sliding down leg - Doctrove says not out and England don't review it

44.5

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, this time Johnson takes a hefty swipe and gets a bottom edge away for a single

Australia 158/6   MG Johnson 11* (13b 2x4)

45.1

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, fullish and straight, Johnson pushes it to the leg side

45.2

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, on the hips and Johnson works it into the ground to short leg

45.3

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, beaten outside off, good line just outside off, tempting Johnson to dab at it

45.4

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 run, clipped off the pads to fine leg, Johnson gets a single

Australia 159/6   MG Johnson 12* (17b 2x4)

46.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, quick and flat, outside off and Johnson leaves it. Swann groans, as if that nearly bowled Johnson, but it was quite wide of off

46.2

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

46.3

Swann to Johnson, FOUR, that's how Johnson likes to play - he takes a big stride forward and slog sweeps this one over the top, safely out to midwicket for a boundary

46.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, well flighted, Johnson smothers the spin and drives to mid off

46.5

Swann to Johnson, no run, pushed away to cover, can't find the gap

46.6

Swann to Johnson, no run, attacking the stumps but Johnson does enough to defend that one

Australia 163/6   MG Johnson 16* (23b 3x4)

47.4

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, angled across Johnson, who punches to point

47.5

Tremlett to Johnson, FOUR, great cut shot from Johnson, he gets that one off the middle and finds the gap between the two gullies, that's Johnson at his best with the bat

47.6

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

Australia 168/6   MG Johnson 20* (26b 4x4)

48.6

Swann to Johnson, no run, pushes it away defensively

Australia 169/6   MG Johnson 20* (27b 4x4)

50.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, Johnson leans forward to defend

50.3

Swann to Johnson, no run, punched away to cover, can't find a gap

50.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, again Johnson drives straight to cover

50.5

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, quicker and flatter, Johnson clips it to deep midwicket

Australia 172/6   MG Johnson 21* (31b 4x4)

52.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, pitched up on the off, driven straight to mid-off

52.2

Swann to Johnson, FOUR, his favourite shot, that swipe over midwicket, angling in, got to the pitch, didn't turn and swung it away on bent knee for a one bounce four, was given a six earlier by Doctrove, he now changes his decision

52.3

Swann to Johnson, no run, looped it up slightly, landed on a good length, rocked back and defended it towards the bowler

52.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, angling in towards middle and leg, defended towards cover

52.5

Swann to Johnson, no run, reaches forward and defends it solidly to extra cover

52.6

Swann to Johnson, no run, quicker delivery and he meets that with a forceful drive, but straight to extra cover

Australia 177/6   MG Johnson 25* (37b 5x4)

53.2

Collingwood to Johnson, no run, a tempting length outside off but Johnson restrains himself, leaving it be

53.3

Collingwood to Johnson, no run, not this time, pitched up and he attacks it with a flowing drive but straight to extra cover who palms it off to mid-off

53.4

Collingwood to Johnson, no run, oooh, did he misread that one? Nipped back in and he shouldered arms, didn't pick that, good length just outside off and came back in, could have knocked off the off stump but goes over instead

53.5

Collingwood to Johnson, 1 leg bye, tries to tuck it square, off the pads for a single

Australia 179/6   MG Johnson 25* (41b 5x4)

54.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, Tosses one up outside off, Johnson calmly defends

54.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, big backlift suggested an expansive hoik, but with the field set deep he opts to defend instead

54.3

Swann to Johnson, no run, touch shorter this time and Johnson is back to defend

54.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, touch more air here but Johnson content to get his eye back in after tea

54.5

Swann to Johnson, SIX, bosh! Simple, clean blow down the ground. Johnson thrust a foot out, swung his big arms through the line and sent it perfectly straight down the ground, there was a long-on in place but Johnson didn't mind

54.6

Swann to Johnson, no run, carefully defended to finish

Australia 185/6   MG Johnson 31* (47b 5x4 1x6)

55.2

Anderson to Johnson, no run, shoved a long way down the leg side, sort of delivery the batsman must be familiar with

55.3

Anderson to Johnson, no run, much better from Anderson here, locating a length, a line and the middle of Johnson's defensive bat

55.4

Anderson to Johnson, no run, touch of extra bounce, as we've seen all day, gets Johnson into a spot of bother, squared up in defence

55.5

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, nicely played here, Johnson gets back and flicks wide of midwicket for a single to bring up the 50 stand

Australia 187/6   MG Johnson 32* (51b 5x4 1x6)

56.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, The Swann v Johnson battle continues with Swann firing this flat and down the leg side

56.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, this is a touch slower but again tight on middle and leg, Swann reluctant to give him room to swing his arms, Johnson pats a defence

56.3

Swann to Johnson, no run, Johnson uses the extra bounce to stand tall and defend

56.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, touch of air from Swann and Johnson runs down the wicket only to pad it away, good battle this

56.5

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, ooh, Swann tossed it up again and Johnson couldn't resist an almighty thwack, didn't time it well enough and it went one bounce to deep midwicket

Australia 188/6   MG Johnson 33* (56b 5x4 1x6)

57.1

Anderson to Johnson, no run, good length from Anderson, full enough to be hitting the top of off, Johnson is untroubled through and unhurried against this older ball

57.2

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, flicked off the pads for a single

Australia 189/6   MG Johnson 34* (58b 5x4 1x6)

58.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, Johnson has even more license to swing now that Haddin has gone, but here he's a picture of patience, defending quietly

58.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, resolute and studious defence

58.3

Swann to Johnson, 2 runs, this finds space, worked away for a couple safely

58.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, quicker from Swann and more quiet defence

58.5

Swann to Johnson, no run, better delivery here, slower and more inviting, but still Johnson resists

58.6

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, lovely finish to the over, Swann hanging it outside off begging for Johnson to have a mow, but instead he pats to point for a sharp single

Australia 192/7   MG Johnson 37* (64b 5x4 1x6)

59.1

Anderson to Johnson, FOUR, that's a ludicrously good shot, nothing more than back of a length from Anderson outside off stump, Johnson whipped it wide of mid-on for four. He looks in very good order, hopefully it will transfer to his bowling

59.2

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, worked into the leg side again, this time just for one

59.4

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, field pushed back so Johnson's airy push down the ground is entirely safe

Australia 201/7   MG Johnson 43* (67b 6x4 1x6)

60.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, Swann and Johnson continue their intriguing battle with Johnson content to defend at this stage

60.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, touch more air from the bowler draws Johnson down the wicket to drive firmly back at the bowler

60.3

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, Johnson steers this off the back foot into a gap at cover, picks up a single to bring Siddle on strike

Australia 202/8   MG Johnson 44* (70b 6x4 1x6)

61.1

Anderson to Johnson, FOUR, four runs will please the batsman, but the delivery will please the bowler, sharp and seamed away, took an edge and flew wide of the slips

61.2

Anderson to Johnson, no run, beaten outside off stump, full and past the outside edge. No word from either man, perhaps they've said all they need to

61.3

Anderson to Johnson, no run, back of a length, Johnson looks to work to leg but picks out a fielder

61.4

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, carefully worked away for a single to leave Siddle with two to face

61.6

Anderson to Johnson, no run, Johnson on 49... and stays on 49 as he quietly defends Anderson towards midwicket

Australia 208/8   MG Johnson 49* (75b 7x4 1x6)

62.3

Swann to Johnson, no run, horrid delivery, dragged short but Johnson's cut shot picks out the one fielder saving a single in the off side

62.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, quietly defended again

62.5

Swann to Johnson, 2 runs, there is a richly-deserved fifty, quality, positive innings, gets there with a clean punch through the covers

62.6

Swann to Johnson, no run, careful defence to finish the over

Australia 213/8   MG Johnson 51* (79b 7x4 1x6)

64.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, nicely bowled, tossed up and Johnson advances down the track ominously, only to defend

64.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, plenty of flight again and Johnson watches carefully before defending

64.3

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, very short and Johnson has time to get deep into his crease and cut

Australia 216/8   MG Johnson 52* (82b 7x4 1x6)

65.1

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, banged in short, good start to the new spell, Johnson gets under it

65.2

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, beaten! The bouncer is followed by a length ball that Johnson fences at outside off, finding nothing but fresh air

65.3

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 run, good shot for a single that, Johnson whipping a shot-arm pull to deep midwicket

Australia 217/8   MG Johnson 53* (85b 7x4 1x6)

66.2

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, Johnson looking at ease here, flicking a single to midwicket

Australia 220/8   MG Johnson 54* (86b 7x4 1x6)

67.1

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 run, Tremlett starts with a short ball to Johnson who pulls crisply along the carpet to deep square for one

Australia 223/8   MG Johnson 55* (87b 7x4 1x6)

68.1

Finn to Johnson, 1 run, on the pads from Finn, who sees a single worked through square leg by Johnson

68.3

Finn to Johnson, 1 run, he's Mr Whippy with those pulls is Johnson, whipping the bat around the corner to turn the ball through square leg

Australia 228/8   MG Johnson 57* (89b 7x4 1x6)

69.1

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 run, again Johnson goes for the pull, again it's collected at deep midwicket, and again England will be happy to get Siddle on strike

Australia 229/8   MG Johnson 58* (90b 7x4 1x6)

70.1

Finn to Johnson, FOUR, that's the WACA for you, Johnson backs away and goes for the pull, the top edge flies over Prior's head and bounces over the boundary, England are lucky that didn't sail away for six

70.2

Finn to Johnson, no run, good bowling! Johnson backs away again, and Finn follows him - this is like one-day cricket - allowing Johnson no room and his pull rolls back to the bowler

70.3

Finn to Johnson, OUT, gone! Finn gets the breakthrough with another shortish one tempting Johnson to pull, but his shot flies straight to Anderson at square leg, where he takes a simple catch.

MG Johnson c Anderson b Finn 62 (117m 93b 8x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

Australia 233/9   MG Johnson 62 (93b 8x4 1x6)
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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Dec 19, 2010

Steven Smith held a catch at slip to get rid of Steven Finn, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 19, 2010

Steven Smith held a catch at slip to get rid of Steven Finn

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Dec 19, 2010

Ricky Ponting congratulates his team-mates, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 19, 2010

Ricky Ponting congratulates his team-mates

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