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The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 267 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, fullish and swinging in, Strauss drives to mid off where Harris dives to his left to stop it

0.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good shape - right on line and swinging in to Strauss, who gets it away square

0.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, wider of off now and Strauss lets it go

0.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, Strauss cuts now, trying to get off the mark but it's straight to point

0.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good swing in again but wide of off, Strauss defends

0.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, curling in again, Strauss nudges it to leg with a dead-bat

England 0/0   AJ Strauss 0* (6b)

1.2

Harris to Strauss, no run, edged and short! Ooooh my word, that really was a chance! Ponting should have caught that at second slip, it was short and looped off the glove, Ponting could have moved forward to take that as the ball wasn't travelling fast, but he held back, thinking it was flying quicker. Oh, big chance there.

1.3

Harris to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

1.4

Harris to Strauss, 1 run, worked away off the hips this time

1.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, fullish and wider of off, Strauss shoulders arms

England 3/0   AJ Strauss 1* (10b)

2.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, beaten outside off this time, it doesn't swing in as the others have and just sails past the outside edge of Strauss

2.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, wider and Strauss is not intersted, he lets it go

England 4/0   AJ Strauss 1* (12b)

3.5

Harris to Strauss, no run, bouncer, and it's quick! But Strauss has no trouble ducking under it

3.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, good ball, beating the edge as it rises sharply and angles across Strauss

England 11/0   AJ Strauss 1* (14b)

5.1

Harris to Strauss, no run, well bowled, and not well played - Harris bangs it in short of a length and angles it across Strauss, who tries to punch through cover where he probably should have left it alone

5.2

Harris to Strauss, no run, whoops, down leg side and Strauss lets it go

5.3

Harris to Strauss, FOUR, wrong line, right shot. Down leg side and Strauss tickles that away to fine leg, easy pickings for a good batsman

5.4

Harris to Strauss, no run, nudged away to point

5.5

Harris to Strauss, 2 runs, too full, and with no man at mid-on Strauss simply punches that through the gap

5.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, down leg side again, and that wouldn't be pleasing Ricky Ponting

England 21/0   AJ Strauss 7* (20b 1x4)

7.1

Harris to Strauss, no run, Harris continues, and pushes it across Strauss, who leaves it alone

7.2

Harris to Strauss, no run, on the back foot now, Strauss defends

7.3

Harris to Strauss, no run, pushed right across Strauss, who offers nothing

7.4

Harris to Strauss, no run, again it's angled across, again Strauss isn't interested

7.5

Harris to Strauss, no run, shorter, and it's quick at 139kph, Strauss ducks it

7.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, down leg side again, Strauss tries to glance but can't connect

England 21/0   AJ Strauss 7* (26b 1x4)

9.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, outside off stump to start with at 134kph, Strauss leaves it

9.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, there's some swing away from Strauss, which isn't Johnson's natural swing - but it was much too wide of off

9.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, ah, good ball - fullish and swinging away from Strauss, who gets it away to point

9.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, straighter ball now and Strauss gets it to square leg

9.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, bouncer, and it's quick at 139kph, but Strauss ducks it easily

9.6

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, cut hard and just wide of gully! That was hit uppishly but timed well, and Hussey at gully wasn't ever going to catch that, a very good shot, if a tad more aerial than Strauss intended

England 25/0   AJ Strauss 11* (32b 2x4)

10.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, that's a pretty good bouncer, well directed and Strauss squats under it

10.5

Siddle to Strauss, no run, Strauss goes for the cover drive now, but can't beat the diving man in the infield

10.6

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, attacking the straight line now, Strauss defends to leg and manages to get a single

England 29/0   AJ Strauss 12* (35b 2x4)

11.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, fullish and angling in to the off stump of Strauss, who pushes to mid on

11.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, left alone just outside off

11.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, too short and too wide of off, Strauss is not interested

11.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, good carry through to Haddin as Johnson probes outside off at 141kph, Strauss leaves it

11.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, good delivery, fullish and straight, a hint of swing again but Strauss is good enough to work that to midwicket

11.6

Johnson to Strauss, no run, again he attacks the stumps and again Strauss defends, Johnson is looking pumped up and confident but can't get a wicket in his short spell

England 29/0   AJ Strauss 12* (41b 2x4)

13.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, ooh, good start, extra bounce on off stump and Strauss has to defend awkwardly as he's taken by surprise

13.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, waits nicely for this and turns it off the body out towards deep square-leg and they hustle back for a second

13.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, swings into the pads and Strauss plays neatly with the movement as he whips it past square-leg...long leg comes around to tidy up

13.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, gee, that was close to off stump as Strauss shoulders arms to one just outside off...heart-in-mouth for a few moments for the England captain

13.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, a little wider outside off, shapes back to the left hander but it's a more comfortable leave this time

13.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, on off stump, Strauss gets right behind the line and defends to the on side

England 33/0   AJ Strauss 16* (47b 2x4)

14.2

Harris to Strauss, FOUR, dropped on my goodness, they've missed another. Back of a length, Strauss pushes hard and the edge flies between keeper and first slip but neither Haddin or Watson even went for the chance. What a let off for Strauss

14.3

Harris to Strauss, no run, outside off and left alone

14.4

Harris to Strauss, no run, back of length on off stump, defended down to mid off

14.5

Harris to Strauss, no run, on off stump, pushed back down the pitch

14.6

Harris to Strauss, no run, outside off, nice carry through to Haddin as Strauss shoulders arms

England 40/0   AJ Strauss 20* (52b 3x4)

16.1

Harris to Strauss, no run, punched down to mid-on and the bowler liked the look of that delivery

16.2

Harris to Strauss, FOUR, dropped in short and Strauss puts it away through square leg with a confident pull shot...onto that in a flash

16.3

Harris to Strauss, no run, back of a length, not quite so short and this time Strauss defends off the back foot

16.4

Harris to Strauss, no run, defended from middle and off into midwicket, plenty of time for Strauss to wait on the back foot...the edge came from a ball a touch fuller

16.5

Harris to Strauss, FOUR, another short one, this sits up and gives Strauss oodles of time to pull this off the front foot forward of square...deep square can't get around. That was a bit of a long hop

16.6

Harris to Strauss, FOUR, full on the pads this time, and Strauss tucks it away along the ground through midwicket with ease to bring up the 50 stand...brisk progress from England, poor bowling from Harris

England 52/0   AJ Strauss 32* (58b 6x4)

17.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, full outside off, too wide to tempt Strauss into having a drive

17.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 run, tucked from middle and off into the gap at midwicket...good rotation between these two

England 54/0   AJ Strauss 33* (60b 6x4)

18.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, starts full on middle and Strauss punches it to mid-on

18.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, very full on middle again, Strauss digs it out back to the bowler

18.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, on off stump, Strauss is firmly behind it and pushes up to mid-off...good line from Johnson

18.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, his first bouncer of the day, it's very short and flies comfortably over Strauss's head as he ducks underneath

18.5

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, oh, that's a lovely shot, a classic on-drive from off stump and the ball races down the ground. A sign of a batsman in form

18.6

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, stays very full on off stump, Strauss works it just to the left of mid-on and keeps the strike

England 59/0   AJ Strauss 38* (66b 7x4)

19.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, outside off and swings back again at Strauss as he leaves alone

19.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 run, touch too straight, worked off the pads down to long leg

England 60/0   AJ Strauss 39* (68b 7x4)

20.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, nearly a mix-up as Strauss pushes firmly into the covers and calls for a single, but then decides it not on and Cook has to hurry to get back and beat Michael Clarke's throw

20.4

Johnson to Strauss, 2 runs, on leg stump and worked away through square leg, this time there's good running to make it into a couple

20.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, full outside off with a hint of shape away from Strauss as he leaves

20.6

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, pushed outside leg stump and it's flicked away down to long leg...not a good delivery

England 69/0   AJ Strauss 42* (72b 7x4)

21.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, Hilfenhuas has been very good today and this is another nice delivery, back of a length outside off stump and Strauss is beaten

21.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, fuller this time, Strauss defends up to mid-on

21.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 run, back of a length and it gives Strauss plenty of time to work it down to long leg

21.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good line outside off, Strauss thinks of playing before lifting the bat high out of the line

England 71/0   AJ Strauss 43* (76b 7x4)

23.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, pushed wide outside off and left alone...that will have to the line with this field

23.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, just like that! It's a ripper which zings back at Strauss from short of a length and he has to be quick to get his gloves out of the way

23.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, fuller this time and a much easier leave

23.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended into the on side

23.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, he pulls his bat inside the line this time with plenty of time to judge the delivery

23.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 no ball, outside off again, another leave and Hilfenhaus has overstepped this time

23.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, full outside off, Strauss drives with confidence through the covers but doesn't time it properly so mid-off can comfortably haul it in

England 78/0   AJ Strauss 45* (83b 7x4)

25.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, outside off stump, left alone and Haddin takes it at waist height

25.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, full on middle, Strauss meets it with a neat straight drive. Hilfenhaus dives, doesn't make contact and the ball cannons into the non-striker's stumps

25.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, bouncer over leg stump and Strauss goes underneath it

25.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, full outside off and left alone

25.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, pitched up on off stump, Strauss defends down to mid-on

25.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good stuff from Hilfenhaus, on off stump and defended to midwicket by Strauss. A maiden to back-up the wicket

England 78/1   AJ Strauss 45* (89b 7x4)

27.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, defended back down the pitch

27.2

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

27.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, good shot from Strauss, who clips this one off the leg-stump line and picks up a boundary through midwicket

27.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, sharp bouncer, but Strauss ducks it comfortably

27.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, Hilfenhaus just probes on off stump, Strauss with that non-existent backlift just dead-bats it back down the pitch

27.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, a little too straight and there's not enough cover on the leg side, so Strauss picks up runs through midwicket

England 88/3   AJ Strauss 51* (95b 8x4)

29.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, bouncer! That's fast and swinging as it goes over the batsman's head, Haddin jumps and can't reach it and Watson at first slip leaps up and stops that one, tapping the ball up like a volleyball player

England 92/3   AJ Strauss 51* (96b 8x4)

30.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, terrific ball, and well played! That's an outswinging yorker - starting at leg stump and straightening, right on line and Strauss does well to keep that out

30.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, shorter and a bit of width, Strauss cuts straight to point

30.6

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, this one doesn't swing, and Strauss glances a single to fine leg

England 94/3   AJ Strauss 52* (99b 8x4)

31.1

Harris to Strauss, no run, swinging, but down leg side and it floats through to Haddin

31.2

Harris to Strauss, no run, gets the line right now, and Strauss defends on off stump

31.3

Harris to Strauss, OUT, Harris joins the party! Strauss is gone! An edge behind and Haddin takes the straightforward catch! That was just a good line and length - across Strauss and with the swing that has been around he felt he had to play, this one if anything just straightened but didn't really swing

AJ Strauss c †Haddin b Harris 52 (125m 102b 8x4 0x6) SR: 50.98

England 94/4   AJ Strauss 52 (102b 8x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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
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Australia v England at Adelaide - Dec 3-7, 2010
England won by an innings and 71 runs
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Match drawn
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Steven Smith held a catch at slip to get rid of Steven Finn, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 19, 2010

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