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The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 267 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

1.1

Harris to Cook, 1 run, on the hips first up, Cook works it fine to get England's first run

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

1.5

Harris to Cook, 1 run, too straight again, Cook clips it through square leg

1.6

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

England 3/0   RJ Harris 1-0-3-0

3.1

Harris to Cook, no run, clipped away off the pads to midwicket

3.2

Harris to Cook, SIX, Cook throws everything at this, what a shot! Six over backward point! Harris goes short and wide, Cook cuts hard and deliberately lifts it, that's a great shot

3.3

Harris to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

3.4

Harris to Cook, 1 run, wait there, wait there, says Cook, and then it's a yes as Hughes at square leg misfields badly, allowing a single. Not his day

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   RJ Harris 2-0-10-0

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   RJ Harris 3-0-16-0

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   RJ Harris 4-1-16-0

12.1

Harris to Cook, no run, on off stump, defended carefully towards backward point

12.2

Harris to Cook, no run, outside off, only carries through at knee height as Harris loosens up

12.3

Harris to Cook, no run, that's a good one outside off, more carry this time and Cook probably played at that although he tried to draw the bat inside the line

12.4

Harris to Cook, no run, back of a length, Cook stands tall in the crease and pushes into the covers

12.5

Harris to Cook, no run, full outside off, Cook comes half forward and drives without any timing towards mid-on

12.6

Harris to Cook, no run, a strangled shout from Harris, this takes Cook high on the pads and was nowhere near an lbw

England 29/0   RJ Harris 5-2-16-0

14.1

Harris to Cook, 3 runs, well played by Cook, full outside off and he leans into a cover drive which finds the gap at cover...not quite the legs to reach the boundary, but a pleasing start for him

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   RJ Harris 6-2-23-0

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   RJ Harris 7-2-35-0

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

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   RJ Harris 8-2-39-1

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

33.2

Harris to Prior, no run, this one doesn't swing, it's attacking the stumps and Prior defends

33.3

Harris to Prior, no run, straight again, Prior defends back down the pitch

33.4

Harris to Prior, no run, clipped off the pads to midwicket, can't find the gap

33.5

Harris to Prior, no run, full and angling in to off stump, it's pushed to mid off

33.6

Harris to Prior, no run, again it's probing outside off, again Prior defends

England 101/5   RJ Harris 9-2-42-1

35.1

Harris to Prior, no run, Harris hurls himself down the pitch here, really trying hard, and Prior defends a ball just outside off

35.2

Harris to Prior, no run, ah, fullish and swinging back down the line a touch, Prior defends

35.3

Harris to Prior, 4 leg byes, not quite the right line this time as it doesn't swing, and Prior gets some pad on that, Haddin diving to his left can't stop it

35.4

Harris to Prior, 2 runs, pulled, top-edged! And safe! It's landed halfway to the square leg boundary, and there's no fielder there

35.5

Harris to Prior, no run, attacking the stumps again, Prior pushes to leg

35.6

Harris to Prior, no run, beaten outside off now, this one just swings a fraction away and Prior half-heartedly dabs at it

England 107/5   RJ Harris 10-2-44-1

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

37.4

Harris to Prior, 1 run, ooh, Prior again miscues a pull and this one lobs safely just wide of midwicket, Prior was surprised by the speed of it and wasn't watching the ball when he connected with it in front of his eyes

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   RJ Harris 11-2-49-1

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   RJ Harris 12-2-57-1

57.1

Harris to Swann, OUT, Harris strikes! Swann is gone, prodding forward and getting an edge through to Haddin, it was another good ball that just straightened enough, well deserved by Harris

GP Swann c †Haddin b Harris 11 (45m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.48

57.2

Harris to Tremlett, no run, banged in short, Tremlett ducks it

57.3

Harris to Tremlett, no run, short ball again, Tremlett folds his monstrously large frame underneath it

57.4

Harris to Tremlett, no run, at the hips this time and Tremlett's leading edge lobs out to the off side

57.5

Harris to Tremlett, no run, bouncer again - Tremlett has no trouble ducking it again

57.6

Harris to Tremlett, no run, fuller and attacking the off stump, Tremlett defends to cover

England 181/7   RJ Harris 13-3-57-2

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

59.2

Harris to Tremlett, 1 run, good work from Tremlett to push through cover, he takes a single and is happy to leave Bell with the strike, even though two runs were on offer there

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   RJ Harris 14-3-59-2

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

61.2

Harris to Anderson, no run, appeal for lbw! Full and straight but that was inside edge onto pad, so Anderson is safe

61.3

Harris to Anderson, no run, pushed across Anderson, who leaves this one

61.4

Harris to Anderson, no run, oh, Harris draws the edge from Anderson but this one has really slowed down and bounced short of Haddin - it seems to have come off the edge of the bat and then flicked the pad on the way through, which slowed it down and saved him

61.5

Harris to Anderson, no run, defended safely this time

61.6

Harris to Anderson, no run, bouncer to finish the over, Anderson gets underneath it

England 186/8   RJ Harris 15-4-59-3
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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