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The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 267 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

32.4

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

32.5

Johnson to Prior, no run, left alone outside off

32.6

Johnson to Prior, no run, another good inswinger, testing Prior early, and he's up to the task by clipping to leg

England 98/5   MJ Prior 0* (3b)

33.2

Harris to Prior, no run, this one doesn't swing, it's attacking the stumps and Prior defends

33.3

Harris to Prior, no run, straight again, Prior defends back down the pitch

33.4

Harris to Prior, no run, clipped off the pads to midwicket, can't find the gap

33.5

Harris to Prior, no run, full and angling in to off stump, it's pushed to mid off

33.6

Harris to Prior, no run, again it's probing outside off, again Prior defends

England 101/5   MJ Prior 0* (8b)

35.1

Harris to Prior, no run, Harris hurls himself down the pitch here, really trying hard, and Prior defends a ball just outside off

35.2

Harris to Prior, no run, ah, fullish and swinging back down the line a touch, Prior defends

35.3

Harris to Prior, 4 leg byes, not quite the right line this time as it doesn't swing, and Prior gets some pad on that, Haddin diving to his left can't stop it

35.4

Harris to Prior, 2 runs, pulled, top-edged! And safe! It's landed halfway to the square leg boundary, and there's no fielder there

35.5

Harris to Prior, no run, attacking the stumps again, Prior pushes to leg

35.6

Harris to Prior, no run, beaten outside off now, this one just swings a fraction away and Prior half-heartedly dabs at it

England 107/5   MJ Prior 2* (14b)

36.6

Siddle to Prior, 4 byes, d'oh! Wrong line entirely from Siddle as he sprays one down leg, Haddin has no chance of stopping this and it's been called byes

England 114/5   MJ Prior 2* (15b)

37.4

Harris to Prior, 1 run, ooh, Prior again miscues a pull and this one lobs safely just wide of midwicket, Prior was surprised by the speed of it and wasn't watching the ball when he connected with it in front of his eyes

England 119/5   MJ Prior 3* (16b)

38.1

Siddle to Prior, no run, starts full outside off, forced out into the off side

38.2

Siddle to Prior, 1 run, good yorker, Siddle trying for a repeat of how he did Prior at the Gabba, but's squeezed out through gully who will probably feel he should have cut it off

38.4

Siddle to Prior, no run, good length on off stump, defended into the off side

38.5

Siddle to Prior, no run, well, what happened there? Looks like Prior lost that ball and almost lost his off stump too as he failed to pick up a low full toss which just misses the timber as Prior flays late at the ball

38.6

Siddle to Prior, no run, back outside off and left alone

England 123/5   MJ Prior 4* (21b)

39.5

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, that's a good one, beats Prior with the movement as he fishes outside off

39.6

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, back of a length on off stump, Prior defends with an open face into gully

England 126/5   MJ Prior 4* (23b)

40.5

Siddle to Prior, no run, good length outside off and Prior lets it go through

40.6

Siddle to Prior, no run, well bowled, jags back into Prior who takes it on the thigh pad and it falls down by his feet

England 127/5   MJ Prior 4* (25b)

41.5

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, probing away on off stump, Prior plays back and defends

41.6

Hilfenhaus to Prior, 2 runs, brings out the pull again, and again doesn't connect very well as it loops into the gap at midwicket...Prior hasn't got his timing, yet, and has been troubled by the short ball

England 130/5   MJ Prior 6* (27b)

43.1

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, outside off, left alone with the swing

43.2

Hilfenhaus to Prior, FOUR, neat stroke, full ball which is punched into the pitch and bounces over Hilfenhaus then beats mid-off and comfortably goes to the rope

43.3

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, back in his crease and defending square

43.4

Hilfenhaus to Prior, 2 runs, waits for this to swing and opens the face through backward point

43.5

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, a very short bounce which goes miles over Prior's head...not far from a wide. Umpires have been strict on them in this series

43.6

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, that's a better bouncer, makes Prior jerk his head back out of the line

England 140/5   MJ Prior 12* (33b 1x4)

44.2

Siddle to Prior, no run, a bouncer well outside leg stump and Prior barely has to move to avoid it

44.3

Siddle to Prior, no run, down the leg side again, but not too far from Prior's gloves as he has a little waft

44.4

Siddle to Prior, no run, short over leg stump and Prior jumps inside the line...hello Bodyline?

44.5

Siddle to Prior, no run, stays short and over leg stump so Prior moves inside the line again...at least he's sticking to a plan

44.6

Siddle to Prior, no run, a wasted over as this one also flies down the leg side, harmlessly past the batsman

England 141/5   MJ Prior 12* (38b 1x4)

46.1

Siddle to Prior, 4 byes, that wasn't actually a bad bouncer, but it swings very late to beat Haddin's dive...well, I guess it was very short

46.2

Siddle to Prior, no run, another short one, this makes Prior play as he defends off the back foot from about leg stump

46.3

Siddle to Prior, no run, that's a good short ball, clangs Prior on the shoulder as he ducks into the line

46.4

Siddle to Prior, OUT, gone! Well, the short ball has worked in the end but probably not quite as they expected. The ball after getting hit, Prior moves across his stumps to work it away, but it deflects off his body, back down into his gloves, then down into leg stump to knock off the bail.

MJ Prior b Siddle 12 (62m 42b 1x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

England 145/6   MJ Prior 12 (42b 1x4)
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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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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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