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The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 267 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

31.4

Harris to Bell, no run, good probing line just outside off, Bell defends solidly

31.5

Harris to Bell, FOUR, oh, good shot! As if to confirm that he won't be worried by the situation, Bell just punches a confident off drive back between Harris and the man at mid-off, beautiful timing

31.6

Harris to Bell, no run, beaten! This one doesn't swing as much as Bell expected and it's flown between bat and pad - this is terrific stuff!

England 98/4   IR Bell 4* (3b 1x4)

33.1

Harris to Bell, 3 runs, runs for Bell here, that's a superb cover-drive, just leaning in to this fullish outswinger, and it's chased down just inside the boundary

England 101/5   IR Bell 7* (4b 1x4)

34.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, and there is the bouncer, but Bell does well to keep that down with a fend to the off side

34.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, another good short ball, Bell again jumps back in to his crease to fend downwards

34.3

Johnson to Bell, no run, just short of a length, Bell defends

34.4

Johnson to Bell, no run, good one, fullish and swinging in but just outside off, Bell leaves it alone

34.5

Johnson to Bell, no run, fuller and Bell drives, mid off has gone back to his position now and he collects it

34.6

Johnson to Bell, no run, full and just wide of off, Bell tries to square drive and doesn't connect

England 101/5   IR Bell 7* (10b 1x4)

36.1

Siddle to Bell, no run, banged in short of a length, Bell doesn't play a shot

36.2

Siddle to Bell, no run, bouncer, over the head of Bell, who re-marks his guard and looks all focused and serious

36.3

Siddle to Bell, no run, short of a length again, Bell jumps back and nudges it to Hughes at short leg on the bounce

36.4

Siddle to Bell, no run, great ball, after all the short stuff, Siddle goes fuller and gets some movement away from Bell, who pushes outside off and misses the ball

36.5

Siddle to Bell, 3 runs, well placed, Bell just guides this through cover, punching it off the back foot and finding the gap

England 110/5   IR Bell 10* (15b 1x4)

37.1

Harris to Bell, 1 wide, huge swing, and terribly wide of off, Haddin does well to dive in front of Watson at first slip and take it, but that's clearly a wide

37.1

Harris to Bell, no run, down leg side now, Haddin roars an appeal which is all the more noticeable as nobody else in the Australian team says a word!

37.2

Harris to Bell, no run, better line now outside off stump and it's defended safely back down the pitch

37.3

Harris to Bell, 3 runs, Harris draws Bell into a drive and it's a thick edge that runs away through point, not where Bell intended that ball to go

37.5

Harris to Bell, no run, down leg side and Haddin takes another leaping catch, but this was off the pad only

37.6

Harris to Bell, no run, good line outside off, and it's left alone

England 119/5   IR Bell 13* (20b 1x4)

38.3

Siddle to Bell, 3 runs, lovely from Bell, boy he looks in good form, as he drives a delivery from off stump elegantly through the covers but mid-off manages to haul it in

England 123/5   IR Bell 16* (21b 1x4)

39.1

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, starts with a bouncer, Bell goes for the pull but doesn't make contact although there's an appeal from Haddin. Nothing from the bowler

39.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, wide outside off and swinging away further, left alone

39.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, short of a length outside off, still getting nice shape away from the batsman

39.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, 3 runs, another sweet drive from Bell as he leans on this outside off stump and finds the gap at cover

England 126/5   IR Bell 19* (25b 1x4)

40.1

Siddle to Bell, no run, on off stump, defended square into the off side

40.2

Siddle to Bell, no run, swings away outside off and no shot needed

40.3

Siddle to Bell, no run, good line on off stump, keeping Bell in defensive mode

40.4

Siddle to Bell, 1 run, goes a little straighter and Bell tucks it away off his hip backward of square. He wants a second but it's not an option

England 127/5   IR Bell 20* (29b 1x4)

41.1

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, a very full outswinger which brings a neat drive from Bell but he finds mid-off

41.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, shorter outside off and Bell watches this one shape past his off stump

41.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, defended back towards the bowler who collects in his follow through

41.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, 1 run, steps across his crease and flicks this down to long leg, was in the air for a while but well clear of square leg

England 128/5   IR Bell 21* (33b 1x4)

42.1

Siddle to Bell, no run, fired down the leg side, Haddin makes a fine take as he takes off to his left

42.2

Siddle to Bell, no run, on off stump and defended towards the on side

42.3

Siddle to Bell, FOUR, he's creamed that, shows Prior how to play the pull with a crunching shot that races to the boundary. He picked it up very early and took it from an off-stump line

42.4

Siddle to Bell, no run, much fuller on off stump, hint of movement into Bell as he drives to mid-on

42.5

Siddle to Bell, no run, full outside off, driven firmly down to mid-off

42.6

Siddle to Bell, no run, full outside off and left alone to end the over

England 134/5   IR Bell 25* (39b 2x4)

44.1

Siddle to Bell, 1 run, well played, rides the bounce nicely by taking his bottom hand off the bat and work it through leg gully

England 141/5   IR Bell 26* (40b 2x4)

45.1

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, full on off stump, defended carefully into the off side

45.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, good line outside, still getting some shape and it's left alone

45.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, full outside off and another leave alone from Bell

45.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, touch shorter outside off and plenty of time for Bell to watch it move away

45.5

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, keeps it outside off, trying to build some pressure, and left alone

45.6

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, and...wait for it...another leave

England 141/5   IR Bell 26* (46b 2x4)

47.1

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, behind the line and defends

47.2

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, outside off and left alone as it swings away

47.3

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, another leave outside off

47.4

Hilfenhaus to Bell, no run, nicely driven on the up but straight to mid-on

47.5

Hilfenhaus to Bell, 2 runs, very straight and whipped away through square leg

47.6

Hilfenhaus to Bell, 2 runs, latches onto a short one and plays it well through square leg

England 149/6   IR Bell 30* (52b 2x4)

48.2

Siddle to Bell, 1 no ball, stays round the wicket, short of a length and pushed outside off which is left alone...and he overstepped

48.2

Siddle to Bell, FOUR, top shot! He's middled that. Another short one and Bell cracks away a strong pull which bisects deep square and long leg

48.3

Siddle to Bell, 1 run, full on off stump, pushed back past the bowler and mid-on is very wide

48.6

Siddle to Bell, no run, jumps back in his crease and defends by taking the bottom hand off the bat

England 157/6   IR Bell 35* (56b 3x4)

50.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, starts outside off, back of a length and left alone

50.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, fuller outside off and left again

50.3

Johnson to Bell, no run, well bowled, full on off stump and squeezed out to first slip...there's half an appeal for a catch, but hit was a bump ball

50.4

Johnson to Bell, no run, pushed outside off stump and left alone

50.5

Johnson to Bell, no run, good length on off stump, defended into the off side

50.6

Johnson to Bell, no run, a beauty to finish with, full outside off and a hint of movement away as Bell misses a booming drive

England 159/6   IR Bell 35* (62b 3x4)

52.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, bouncer and half a shout from Haddin, who thinks there was a tickle on that, but nobody else shares his conviction

52.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, pushed across Bell, who shoulders arms

52.3

Johnson to Bell, no run, again this one doesn't really swing, just probing outside off and Bell leaves it alone

52.4

Johnson to Bell, no run, super delivery! That's a cracker, swinging in and comprehensively beating Bell, who was late getting the bat down on that, which may have saved him from edging it

52.5

Johnson to Bell, 2 runs, clipped away through midwicket and he picks up two runs

52.6

Johnson to Bell, no run, good ball banged in short of a length, Bell gets a leading edge trying to work it to leg

England 165/6   IR Bell 37* (68b 3x4)

54.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, pushed across Bell, who leaves this one

54.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, bouncer down leg side this time, and Bell watches it through to Haddin

54.3

Johnson to Bell, no run, another bouncer, again leg-sidey and Bell looks for the hook this time but can't connect

54.4

Johnson to Bell, FOUR, beautiful shot, that is wonderful stuff from Bell as he gets a ball swinging in a touch and flicks it through midwicket with super timing

54.5

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, full and wide of off, Bell crunches it square to deep point

England 170/6   IR Bell 42* (73b 4x4)

55.1

Harris to Bell, no run, straight ball to start with, and Bell defends

55.2

Harris to Bell, no run, left alone outside off, no sign of swing there

55.3

Harris to Bell, FOUR, square drive, uppish, but it's safe! Harris went full and wide, Bell slashed at it and that was safely through point for a boundary

55.4

Harris to Bell, no run, banged in straighter this time, it's defended with a straight bat

55.5

Harris to Bell, no run, just outside off with no swing, Bell prods it back down the pitch

55.6

Harris to Bell, FOUR, c-c-crack! That was a wonderful cut shot, it flies away forward of point and brings Bell his half-century, he really is playing a strong innings, as we've come to expect from him in recent times

England 178/6   IR Bell 50* (79b 6x4)

58.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, pushed across Bell, who leaves a ball too wide to tempt him

58.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, good ball, swinging in and aimed at the hips, Bell can't get it away through the leg side

58.3

Johnson to Bell, no run, fullish outside off, Bell leaves it

58.4

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, tip and run now from Bell, who nudges a single to cover

England 182/7   IR Bell 51* (83b 6x4)

59.1

Harris to Bell, 1 run, Bell hooks, and lets out a grunt as he connects with this one, but it's just a single as it bounces down to Johnson at fine leg

59.3

Harris to Bell, no run, swinging away from wide of off, Bell leaves it

59.4

Harris to Bell, no run, probing outside off but Bell isn't interested

59.5

Harris to Bell, no run, fuller, tempting Bell to drive and he pushes it to cover

59.6

Harris to Bell, no run, nudged away to point, Bell can't find a gap and Tremlett will have the strike to Johnson

England 184/7   IR Bell 52* (88b 6x4)

60.6

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, almost had Bell there! Swinging in and full, the big drive from Bell didn't come off, and his inside edge ran past the leg stump and down to fine leg

England 186/7   IR Bell 53* (89b 6x4)

61.1

Harris to Bell, OUT, Harris gets his third! And it's Ian Bell! It was fullish and well wide of off, swinging away from Bell, who went for the drive but saw his edge fly to Ponting at a wide second slip. That was a sharp catch taken at head height, that ball was travelling

IR Bell c Ponting b Harris 53 (133m 90b 6x4 0x6) SR: 58.88

England 186/8   IR Bell 53 (90b 6x4)
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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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