England tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v England at Perth, Dec 16-19, 2010
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Australia won by 267 runs
16,17,18,19 December 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
1.1

Harris to Cook, 1 run, on the hips first up, Cook works it fine to get England's first run

1.5

Harris to Cook, 1 run, too straight again, Cook clips it through square leg

England 3/0   AN Cook 2* (2b)
2.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, again Hilfenhaus gets some nice shape in to Cook, who defends

2.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, pushed back down the pitch this time

2.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

2.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, swinging in but too straight, Cook clips it fine

England 4/0   AN Cook 3* (6b)
3.1

Harris to Cook, no run, clipped away off the pads to midwicket

3.2

Harris to Cook, SIX, Cook throws everything at this, what a shot! Six over backward point! Harris goes short and wide, Cook cuts hard and deliberately lifts it, that's a great shot

3.3

Harris to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

3.4

Harris to Cook, 1 run, wait there, wait there, says Cook, and then it's a yes as Hughes at square leg misfields badly, allowing a single. Not his day

England 11/0   AN Cook 10* (10b 1x6)
4.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, left alone outside off, again this one shapes in

4.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, nudged back down the pitch defensively

4.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, clipped to the leg side and can't find the gap

4.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, again Cook really lashes hard at a wider one, again he's lifted his cut safely and aggressively over gully, this one bounces over the boundary. Really good stuff from Cook

4.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, swinging in again to the off stump, Cook leaves it

4.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, pushed across Cook, who leaves it

England 15/0   AN Cook 14* (16b 1x4 1x6)
6.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, Hilfenhaus gets some more inswing, but it's wide enough of off to be left alone without incident

6.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, better line on off, Cook clips to midwicket

6.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, angled across Cook, who leaves

6.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, pushed back to Hilfenhaus defensively

6.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, left alone again outside off

6.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, good line, swinging in to just outside off and Cook defends

England 21/0   AN Cook 14* (22b 1x4 1x6)
8.1

Siddle to Cook, no run, horrid start from Siddle, almost as if he's held that ball the wrong way around! It's swung waaaay down leg, and Haddin does tremendously to dive across and stop that with his right hand

8.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, again it's swinging in, but again it's the wrong line, down leg side again

8.3

Siddle to Cook, no run, oh, good ball! Cook is drawn forward and prods just outside off, it beats the outside edge

8.4

Siddle to Cook, no run, ooh, a brave leave from Cook as this one swings in and sails just over the off stump

8.5

Siddle to Cook, no run, probing outside off with another that swings in, Cook leaves it

8.6

Siddle to Cook, no run, banged in a touch shorter of a length, Cook leaves it alone

England 21/0   AN Cook 14* (28b 1x4 1x6)
10.1

Siddle to Cook, 2 runs, well played by Cook, he punches this off the back foot behind point and gets a couple

10.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, banged in short of a length, Cook works it to leg

10.3

Siddle to Cook, 1 run, good yorker, swinging in a touch but in this form Cook is good enough to clip that away behind square leg

England 28/0   AN Cook 17* (31b 1x4 1x6)
12.1

Harris to Cook, no run, on off stump, defended carefully towards backward point

12.2

Harris to Cook, no run, outside off, only carries through at knee height as Harris loosens up

12.3

Harris to Cook, no run, that's a good one outside off, more carry this time and Cook probably played at that although he tried to draw the bat inside the line

12.4

Harris to Cook, no run, back of a length, Cook stands tall in the crease and pushes into the covers

12.5

Harris to Cook, no run, full outside off, Cook comes half forward and drives without any timing towards mid-on

12.6

Harris to Cook, no run, a strangled shout from Harris, this takes Cook high on the pads and was nowhere near an lbw

England 29/0   AN Cook 17* (37b 1x4 1x6)
14.1

Harris to Cook, 3 runs, well played by Cook, full outside off and he leans into a cover drive which finds the gap at cover...not quite the legs to reach the boundary, but a pleasing start for him

England 36/0   AN Cook 20* (38b 1x4 1x6)
15.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, hint of swing into Cook who defends solidly up to mid-off

15.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, outside off and this one holds its line as Cook lets it go through

15.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, waits for this one to swing a touch then plays to mid-on

15.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, on off stump and played with soft hands down into the gully area

15.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, touch fuller on off stump which allows Cook to come into the front foot and drive to square cover

15.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, pushed too wide outside off this time, his first poor ball of the day and it harmlessly sails through to Haddin

England 40/0   AN Cook 20* (44b 1x4 1x6)
17.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, tight on off stump, played with the inswing into the leg side

17.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, on the back foot and defend to mid-on

17.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, pushed outside, swings back into Cook but it's wide enough for him to leave it alone

17.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, played very nicely into the covers as he waited for the ball to move...good understanding for the quick single

England 53/0   AN Cook 21* (48b 1x4 1x6)
19.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, full outside off, squeezed out towards gully where Mike Hussey makes a good save to support his bowler

19.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, that's a good one from Hilfenhaus, after all the inswingers this one goes the other way and beats the outside edge by quite a distance

19.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, drags it down a little shot, allows Cook to bring out his favourite cut shot for the first time today and it whistles to the point boundary...that wasn't a shocking ball, very well played

19.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, good response, jags back on off stump and cramps Cook for room but he's able to get it away behind square

England 65/0   AN Cook 26* (52b 2x4 1x6)
20.1

Johnson to Cook, no run, good line outside off, Cook pushes it away towards gully...that's the area to target Cook as far as Johnson is concerned

20.2

Johnson to Cook, 1 run, goes straighter this time and it's neatly worked away into midwicket

England 66/0   AN Cook 27* (54b 2x4 1x6)
21.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, a rare bouncer from Hilfenhaus which sails over Cook's head

21.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, this one swings again, but Cook is equal to it as he plays with the movement out to deep square

England 71/0   AN Cook 28* (56b 2x4 1x6)
22.1

Johnson to Cook, no run, on off stump, Cook waits on the back foot and defends to mid-off

22.2

Johnson to Cook, FOUR, short and wide, it came off the top edge but flew well over the slips down to third man...Cook didn't try to keep that down, although it went finer than he wanted

22.3

Johnson to Cook, no run, on leg stump but it straightens a touch and takes a leading edge into the covers as Cook tries to work through square leg

22.4

Johnson to Cook, no run, full on off stump, comes forward and drives to cover

22.5

Johnson to Cook, no run, good line on off stump, Johnson fields in his follow through

22.6

Johnson to Cook, no run, tight on off stump and it's defended to cover

England 75/0   AN Cook 32* (62b 3x4 1x6)
24.1

Johnson to Cook, OUT, gone! There's the breakthrough for Australia and it goes to Johnson. Full outside off, brings Cook into the drive and it flies low to gully where Hussey picks up a good low catch.

AN Cook c Hussey b Johnson 32 (91m 63b 3x4 1x6) SR: 50.79

England 78/1   AN Cook 32 (63b 3x4 1x6)
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