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The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 267 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

59.6

Anderson to Siddle, no run, Anderson finishes another wicket-taking over by again hugging off stump and forcing Siddle to defend uneasily

Australia 201/8   PM Siddle 0* (1b)

60.4

Swann to Siddle, no run, Siddle stretches forward to defend under his eyes

60.5

Swann to Siddle, no run, once again Swann is happy with his attacking, outside-off line and Siddle stretches across to defend

60.6

Swann to Siddle, no run, more studious defence from Siddle to set up a Anderson v Johnson slanging match

Australia 202/8   PM Siddle 0* (4b)

61.5

Anderson to Siddle, 1 run, Anderson aims another yorker, lands it well but Siddle clamps down on it in time and earns a single as a reward

Australia 208/8   PM Siddle 1* (5b)

62.1

Swann to Siddle, no run, Swann throws one up well outside off and Siddle leaves alone with elan, really expansive shouldering of arms there

62.2

Swann to Siddle, 3 runs, if the leave was good this was even better, Siddle spotting the shorter length and getting back and across in a flash to cut for three to bring Johnson back on strike

Australia 211/8   PM Siddle 4* (7b)

63.1

Anderson to Siddle, no run, flash and a miss outside off, Siddle doing away with foot movement

63.2

Anderson to Siddle, 2 runs, this is worked to square leg for a couple

63.3

Anderson to Siddle, no run, splicing-jarring length is defended

63.4

Anderson to Siddle, no run, Siddle fighting hard after his first-ball waft and defends tidily here

63.5

Anderson to Siddle, no run, again the extra bounce brings a false shot, Siddle trying to flick to leg but it thuds into the thigh pad

63.6

Anderson to Siddle, no run, a touch short, a touch wide but the mistimed cut finds point

Australia 215/8   PM Siddle 6* (13b)

64.4

Swann to Siddle, no run, Siddle stretches forward to defend

64.5

Swann to Siddle, no run, more careful long-strided defence

64.6

Swann to Siddle, no run, good ball this, tempted Siddle but the batsman settled on a defence

Australia 216/8   PM Siddle 6* (16b)

65.4

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, oooh, this pitched back of a length outside off and climbed past Siddle's outside edge, Prior took it above his head

65.5

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, given all the bounce we've seen today this is unexpected, genuine edge found and it goes low to second slip, landing just short

65.6

Tremlett to Siddle, 1 run, Siddle pushes a single down the ground to finish an excellent comeback over from Tremlett

Australia 218/8   PM Siddle 7* (19b)

66.1

Swann to Siddle, 1 run, Siddle firmly pushes a forward block that runs square off the face for a single

66.3

Swann to Siddle, no run, Siddle stretches into another careful defence

66.4

Swann to Siddle, no run, Siddle aims a big swipe, doesn't really time it but it heads wide, some poor running means an easy single is rejected

66.5

Swann to Siddle, 2 runs, neatly played, a touch edgy possibly, but Siddle is deep in his crease flashing a cut wide of slip for a couple

66.6

Swann to Siddle, no run, resolute defence to finish the over

Australia 222/8   PM Siddle 10* (24b)

67.2

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, good delivery here, some extra bounce from a length and Siddle gets into an awkward position to defend

67.3

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, if anything Tremlett could probably be a touch fuller, he again has Siddle in trouble as this crashes into the thigh

67.4

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, Siddle is really hanging back which means even good length balls can be defended off the back foot

67.5

Tremlett to Siddle, 2 runs, banged in short, a yorker would have been a better option, Siddle swings away a pull shot quiet effectively and Trott has to skirt around from fine leg to pick up and throw

67.6

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, there was an attempted yorker, but it's overcooked and Siddle past the full toss back to the bowler.

Australia 225/8   PM Siddle 12* (29b)

68.2

Finn to Siddle, 1 run, ooh, shouts of catch it as Siddle drives uppishly and Trott at short cover can only knock it down on the bounce, allowing a quickly scampered single

68.4

Finn to Siddle, no run, good yorker, and it's straight, but Siddle is up to the task and keeps it out

68.5

Finn to Siddle, no run, a flashy slash outside off from Siddle, this one's stopped by the man at point - Anderson, that is

68.6

Finn to Siddle, no run, prodded away to point again, where Anderson is doing some stretching - not as the ball comes, of course - he seems to have a touch of cramp

Australia 228/8   PM Siddle 13* (33b)

69.2

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, probing outside off stump, and it's comfortably defended by Siddle

69.3

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, bouncer, Siddle ducks underneath it and that sails through to the bearded, begloved man behind the stumps, Matthew Prior

69.4

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, chopped back onto the pad now, lucky that didn't Rick O'Shea onto the stumps

69.5

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, huge appeal for lbw, turned down by Marais Erasmus and Strauss wants a review! After all three Hot Spot angles, it shows there was no inside edge there, which was one of the main questions. Aha, but Virtual Eye or Eagle Eye or whatever Channel Nine use, says umpire's call for clipping the top of leg stump, so Siddle is safe

69.6

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, solidly defended back down the pitch

Australia 229/8   PM Siddle 13* (38b)

71.1

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, pushed away to point

71.2

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, angled in to Siddle, who clips it to leg

71.3

Tremlett to Siddle, 2 runs, trying to york Siddle now, but he flicks it nicely through square leg and it's good, hard running to get back for two

71.4

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, this one really nips in off the seam, striking Siddle on the pad and would have gone down leg

71.5

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, good bouncer, well directed, but Siddle is good enough to duck it

71.6

Tremlett to Siddle, 1 run, Siddle dabs to cover and takes off for a single, so he'll keep the strike

Australia 236/9   PM Siddle 16* (44b)

72.1

Finn to Siddle, no run, another very good bouncer, and another good piece of ducking from Siddle, getting safely out of the way

72.2

Finn to Siddle, 1 run, good drive from Siddle, and he's unlucky to just get the single there as it's well fielded at short cover, knocked down by Trott

72.5

Finn to Siddle, 1 run, clipped away off the hips for a run to fine leg

Australia 243/9   PM Siddle 18* (47b)

73.1

Tremlett to Siddle, FOUR, edged and that just gets up high enough to fly over the head of Swann, jumping up at second slip - that ball really lifted sharply off the pitch

73.2

Tremlett to Siddle, 1 run, bouncer and this time Siddle doesn't duck, he hooks and gets a single to deep backward square

Australia 248/9   PM Siddle 23* (49b 1x4)

74.1

Finn to Siddle, FOUR, another boundary! This time it's Siddle launching that one back down the ground, a really good uppish drive through the mid-off area

74.2

Finn to Siddle, no run, nudged away to the leg side

74.3

Finn to Siddle, FOUR, another boundary! This one is, er, I think the best way to describe that is a slap. Short ball, and he's pulled it, of sorts, but forward of midwicket, not exactly in control but effective!

74.4

Finn to Siddle, no run, bouncer! Siddle tries for the hook, though not really watching the ball, and it goes through to Prior, who doesn't take it cleanly

74.5

Finn to Siddle, 2 runs, Siddle backs away now and somehow gets that off the toe of the bat through mid-off, not exactly where he wanted it to go, but gets a couple

74.6

Finn to Siddle, 1 run, cleverly done by Siddle, he's pushed back onto the back foot by a short-of-a-length ball and prods it in the air to off, but then takes off for a run as he realises the fielders are a little deep

Australia 267/9   PM Siddle 34* (55b 3x4)

75.1

Swann to Siddle, no run, leans forward to defend, watchfully

75.2

Swann to Siddle, no run, tossed up outside off, again Siddle is more careful against the spinner and just defends

75.3

Swann to Siddle, no run, watches this one off the pitch as it spins in to him, and he pushes to off

75.4

Swann to Siddle, 1 run, edgy, but safely through point for a single

Australia 268/9   PM Siddle 35* (59b 3x4)
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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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