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The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 267 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, outside off stump, hint of swing away and left alone outside off stump

0.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, dragged down a touch wide outside off and it's another comfortable leave

0.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, tighter line, closer to off stump, but Watson is again able to shoulder arms

0.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, the batsman hasn't had to play yet as this one is left to fly past off stump...no great carry through to Matt Prior

0.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, on a good length, not much movement and for the fifth time Watson lifts his bat high

0.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, Review drama already, this one slants down the leg side and takes a deflection through to Prior who takes a good catch. It's given out, but Watson calls for the review straight away and it's correctly overturned as the replays show it took the thigh pad. UDRS works again

Australia 0/0   JM Anderson 1-1-0-0

2.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, outside off and left alone...Anderson isn't quite on target yet

2.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, that's better, jags back off a good length and goes over the stumps

2.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, fuller on off stump, brings Watson forward and he drives to backward point

2.4

Anderson to Watson, no run

2.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, too wide outside off again as Watson gets plenty of sighters early on...Anderson needs to make the most of the new ball

2.6

Anderson to Watson, 2 runs, better line from Anderson, finds the edge of Watson's bat but it's well controlled and runs safely between third slip and gully

Australia 4/1   JM Anderson 2-1-2-0

4.1

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, dropped but it would have been a stunner. Wide from Anderson, Watson flashes hard and gets a top edge. Strauss leaps, one-handed at first slip but can't cling on. He had to change hands at the last minute

4.2

Anderson to Ponting, no run, outside off and left alone, just a hint of movement

4.3

Anderson to Ponting, FOUR, poor from Anderson this time, on leg stump and that's comfortably flicked away through square leg

4.4

Anderson to Ponting, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended into the covers

4.5

Anderson to Ponting, OUT, GONE! My oh my. What a catch. This makes up for Strauss's drop. Paul Collingwood has pulled off a ripper at third slip. Anderson gets some extra bounce which takes the shoulder of Ponting's bat as he pushed forward hard and Collingwood dives high to his right to pluck the ball out of the air.

RT Ponting c Collingwood b Anderson 12 (11m 10b 3x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

4.6

Anderson to Clarke, no run, full outside off, hint of swing away and Clarke isn't lured into a drive as he leaves alone

Australia 17/2   JM Anderson 3-1-7-1

6.1

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, worked around into the leg side wide of short leg

6.2

Anderson to Clarke, no run, full on off stump, Clarke tries to get forward as he drives towards mid-off

6.3

Anderson to Clarke, no run, touch shorter outside off and it doesn't require the batsman to play

6.4

Anderson to Clarke, no run, dragged down too wide outside off, maybe trying a little too hard, and Clarke isn't at all interested

6.5

Anderson to Clarke, FOUR, another ball flies in the air behind square on the off side as Clarke chases some width, just goes out of the reach of Ian Bell at backward point...not convincing from Clarke

6.6

Anderson to Clarke, no run, good finish from Anderson, close to off stump and it's a well-judged leave from Clarke

Australia 23/2   JM Anderson 4-1-12-1

8.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, full on off stump, defended with bat and pad together

8.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, onto the front foot, bat and pad together as he defends back to the bowler

8.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, good ball outside off which nearly draws Watson into having a push but he pulls out at the last minute

8.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, ah, that's gone a bit wrong from Anderson as he sprays it well wide of off stump

8.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, too wide again and Watson leaves alone...Anderson has quite been able to replicate his Adelaide form so far

8.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, that's more like it, back of a length on off stump and Watson defends to the off side

Australia 28/3   JM Anderson 5-2-12-1

15.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, on the stumps immediately, Watson defends

15.2

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, on the pads now, Watson clips it to square leg for a single

15.3

Anderson to Hussey, no run, probing outside off, Hussey waves his bat above the ball and lets it through to Prior

15.4

Anderson to Hussey, no run, no shot offered again, a bit of swing back in from Anderson but too wide of off to worry Hussey

15.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, shorter and straighter, Hussey jumps on the back foot to defend

15.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, left alone again, this one just pushes across Hussey

Australia 36/3   JM Anderson 6-2-13-1

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

17.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, leaves it alone outside off

Australia 46/4   JM Anderson 7-2-14-1

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

19.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, pushed across Hussey, who lets it go

Australia 48/4   JM Anderson 8-2-15-1

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   JM Anderson 9-3-15-1

26.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, great start from Anderson, back of a length on off stump and beats the edge...right on the spot straightaway

26.2

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, on leg stump and tucked down to long leg

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

26.4

Anderson to Hussey, no run, pushed across the left hander and left alone

26.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, full but wide of the stumps again so no need for Hussey to play

26.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, drags the length back a little but Hussey can again leave it well alone

Australia 67/4   JM Anderson 10-3-16-1

28.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, pain for Anderson as Hussey punches this back down the pitch and takes the bowler on the shin...that's goin' to hurt

28.2

Anderson to Hussey, no run, on off stump and defended to the off side

28.3

Anderson to Hussey, no run, good line just outside off but Hussey knows exactly where his off stump is

28.4

Anderson to Hussey, no run, more good judgement, on line and length, as this goes through to Prior

28.5

Anderson to Hussey, 2 runs, forces this off a thick inside through midwicket...not time, and was probably aiming straight, but it's runs

28.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, on middle and off, Hussey defends towards mid-on

Australia 71/5   JM Anderson 11-3-18-1

30.1

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, more busy batting from Hussey as he tucks this off his hip out to deep square-leg

30.2

Anderson to Haddin, no run, angled into leg stump, takes the pad out to the leg side

30.3

Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, firmly blocked into the covers and it's a well-judged single

30.4

Anderson to Hussey, no run, comes forward on off stump and defends into the off side

30.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, full outside off and driven down to mid-on

30.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, touch short on middle and off, comfortably turned towards midwicket

Australia 77/5   JM Anderson 12-3-20-1

32.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, almost for Anderson as he finally gets Hussey to play at one of those outside off stump...very close to an edge

32.2

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, pushed into the off side, they set off quickly and despite Ian Bell's shy Hussey was safe

32.3

Anderson to Haddin, no run, this time there are no birds in the way and it nips back into Haddin who defends in a tangle

32.4

Anderson to Haddin, FOUR, that's a positive response, driven confidently on the up through the covers...it wasn't a bad ball, played on the up by Haddin

32.5

Anderson to Haddin, 2 runs, defended firmly from middle and off, Anderson can't get a hand on it and it's also too straight for mid-off

32.6

Anderson to Haddin, no run, he's not holding back, goes for another drive and this time it takes an inside edge into the leg side

Australia 86/5   JM Anderson 13-3-27-1

34.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, what a pearler...you don't play them. Seams away late from Hussey who, even in his fine form, can't edge it. Excellent from Anderson

34.2

Anderson to Hussey, no run, touch wider and left alone outside off

34.3

Anderson to Hussey, FOUR, strong drive from Hussey, punched from off stump straight down the ground...he's looking solid yet again

34.4

Anderson to Hussey, no run, worked from outside off stump to midwicket

34.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, right behind the line, defended down to mid-off

34.6

Anderson to Hussey, 2 runs, touch too straight and allows Hussey to clip through the leg side...swift running brings another brace

Australia 95/5   JM Anderson 14-3-33-1

36.1

Anderson to Hussey, FOUR, dismissive from Hussey, latches onto a powerful pull shot as Anderson drops short...no chance for long leg to get around

36.2

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, this time hops back and works a single wide of midwicket...good batting from Hussey

36.3

Anderson to Haddin, no run, short of a length and Haddin is again quickly onto the back foot in defence

36.4

Anderson to Haddin, no run, played into the off side

36.5

Anderson to Haddin, 3 runs, dropped in short again, Haddin responds with a pull that he isn't fully in control of but gets enough of it to clear the infield

36.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, big appeal from Anderson as this swings back into Hussey, but lbws are tough to get on a pitch with bounce like this unless it's very full

Australia 107/5   JM Anderson 15-3-41-1

55.1

Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, Anderson starts with one slightly outside off that Haddin steers, with bat and pad far apart, safely for a single behind square

55.2

Anderson to Johnson, no run, shoved a long way down the leg side, sort of delivery the batsman must be familiar with

55.3

Anderson to Johnson, no run, much better from Anderson here, locating a length, a line and the middle of Johnson's defensive bat

55.4

Anderson to Johnson, no run, touch of extra bounce, as we've seen all day, gets Johnson into a spot of bother, squared up in defence

55.5

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, nicely played here, Johnson gets back and flicks wide of midwicket for a single to bring up the 50 stand

55.6

Anderson to Haddin, no run, Haddin bats like a man with time on his side, easing into line to defend

Australia 187/6   JM Anderson 16-3-43-1

57.1

Anderson to Johnson, no run, good length from Anderson, full enough to be hitting the top of off, Johnson is untroubled through and unhurried against this older ball

57.2

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, flicked off the pads for a single

57.3

Anderson to Haddin, OUT, Anderson strikes but it looks a horrid shot. If it came off we'd be cheering but as it is, this is a gift. Well outside off stump at a drive-me length, Haddin threw his arms at it, leaning back, head up, and off the edge it went high to Swann at second slip clasped onto a very sharp catch, jumping high above his head and tumbling back as he held on

BJ Haddin c Swann b Anderson 53 (119m 80b 6x4 1x6) SR: 66.25

57.4

Anderson to Harris, no run, ooh, he survives, but only just. Good testing delivery, up and around off, angling in, took the inside edge and thudded into pad

57.5

Anderson to Harris, no run, this is well outside off and gleefully left alone

57.6

Anderson to Harris, no run, good finish to a wicket-taking over, hugging an off-stump line, Harris jumps to defend

Australia 189/7   JM Anderson 17-3-44-2

59.1

Anderson to Johnson, FOUR, that's a ludicrously good shot, nothing more than back of a length from Anderson outside off stump, Johnson whipped it wide of mid-on for four. He looks in very good order, hopefully it will transfer to his bowling

59.2

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, worked into the leg side again, this time just for one

59.3

Anderson to Harris, 3 runs, Harris has runs! Gets off the mark with a lower-order surprising drive through point for three

59.4

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, field pushed back so Johnson's airy push down the ground is entirely safe

59.5

Anderson to Harris, OUT, and another one goes, Harris's brief foray into runscoring ends with an excellent yorker, squeezes under the bat and knocks back off stump. Anderson celebrates in Johnson's direction, telling him to "shhh"

RJ Harris b Anderson 3 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

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   JM Anderson 18-3-53-3

61.1

Anderson to Johnson, FOUR, four runs will please the batsman, but the delivery will please the bowler, sharp and seamed away, took an edge and flew wide of the slips

61.2

Anderson to Johnson, no run, beaten outside off stump, full and past the outside edge. No word from either man, perhaps they've said all they need to

61.3

Anderson to Johnson, no run, back of a length, Johnson looks to work to leg but picks out a fielder

61.4

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, carefully worked away for a single to leave Siddle with two to face

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

61.6

Anderson to Johnson, no run, Johnson on 49... and stays on 49 as he quietly defends Anderson towards midwicket

Australia 208/8   JM Anderson 19-3-59-3

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   JM Anderson 20-3-61-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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