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)
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16.2

Finn to Smith, no run, wide of off, Smith lets it go

16.3

Finn to Smith, 1 run, Smith gets off the mark with a flick off his pads to fine leg, just the single there

Australia 37/4   SPD Smith 1* (2b)
17.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, Anderson attacks the stumps of Smith, who clips the ball to leg

17.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, oh, good ball, jagging in off the pitch and sizzling over the top of off stump as Smith shoulders arms

17.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, beaten! Smith didn't know what to do there, in the end he prodded uncertainly outside off and that's nipped in between bat and pad, beating the inside edge

17.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, swings out from wide of off, Smith leaves it

17.5

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, another push outside off from Smith, this one goes into the gap wide of cover and gets him a single

Australia 46/4   SPD Smith 2* (7b)
18.1

Finn to Smith, no run, on the back foot, Smith defends

18.2

Finn to Smith, no run, there's the bouncer, but too far down leg side to worry Smith

18.3

Finn to Smith, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, it's clipped through midwicket

Australia 47/4   SPD Smith 3* (10b)
19.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, probing outside off and this one doesn't swing, Smith leaves it, rather elaborately

19.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, again Smith leaves a wideish one

19.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, beaten! Good line from Anderson, comes a bit straighter and nips it away, this fizzes past the outside edge

19.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, another one is left alone

19.5

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, quick running from Smith, he nudges wide of cover and takes off

Australia 48/4   SPD Smith 4* (15b)
20.1

Finn to Smith, no run, this one isn't straight enough, heads down the leg side and Smith can't get anything on it

20.2

Finn to Smith, 1 run, good, smart stuff from Smith, he's happy to nudge and run, and keep turning the strike over, again pushing wide of cover

Australia 49/4   SPD Smith 5* (17b)
21.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, fast and straight from Anderson, Smith defends it back down the pitch

21.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, Smith launches a big drive, can't connect properly through cover and ends up clunking it back to Anderson

21.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, attacking the off stump, Smith defends

21.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, left alone this time, no swing there for Anderson

21.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, angling in to Smith, who nudges it to leg

21.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, good line, right on off stump and Smith blocks it

Australia 49/4   SPD Smith 5* (23b)
22.2

Finn to Smith, no run, good ball, testing Smith on off stump, and he defends

22.3

Finn to Smith, 1 leg bye, yowser, that must have hurt a bit, Smith tries to work the ball around fine but takes it in the ribs, but he's tough enough to shake it off and take a leg bye

Australia 51/4   SPD Smith 5* (25b)
23.5

Tremlett to Smith, no run, shortish ball at the body, Smith just stands there and bunts it down into the turf

23.6

Tremlett to Smith, no run, edged an short of second slip! Smith nearly got whiplash turning around to watch that one, but it was safely bouncing before the cordon

Australia 63/4   SPD Smith 5* (27b)
25.1

Tremlett to Smith, no run, short ball, but wide of off and Smith can easily sway out of the way

25.2

Tremlett to Smith, no run, straighter now, Smith clips it into the ground and the ball is snapped up at short leg

25.3

Tremlett to Smith, no run, squared up by Tremlett, the ball runs away to point

25.4

Tremlett to Smith, no run, again Smith prods into the ground and to short leg

25.5

Tremlett to Smith, no run, a very extravagant leave by Smith, who thrusts his body outside off and raises the bat above his head as the ball flies past

25.6

Tremlett to Smith, no run, guided along the ground to gully, the ball is collected safely

Australia 65/4   SPD Smith 5* (33b)
26.3

Anderson to Smith, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, takes the pad and Prior can't quite collect this and it's palmed towards fine leg

Australia 67/4   SPD Smith 5* (34b)
27.1

Tremlett to Smith, 2 runs, goes for the pull and gets a big top edge over midwicket, it falls safely but England won't mind him having a dart at the short balls

27.2

Tremlett to Smith, no run, back of a length and defended into the leg side

27.3

Tremlett to Smith, OUT, gone! Tremlett strikes again, pitched fuller outside off stump which brought Smith onto the front foot and a comfortable edge flies to Strauss at first slip. Brilliant bowling from Tremlett, short followed by full, and he's having a day to remember

SPD Smith c Strauss b Tremlett 7 (46m 37b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.91

Australia 69/5   SPD Smith 7 (37b)
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