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The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 267 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

10.1

Finn to Hussey, no run, outside off, a fairly gentle loosener, and left alone

10.2

Finn to Hussey, no run, full on off stump, Hussey gets onto the front and drives up to mid-off

10.3

Finn to Hussey, no run, pulled down short outside off stump and Hussey makes sure his bat and gloves are well out of the way

10.4

Finn to Hussey, no run, pushed wide outside off and Hussey is again able to watch it sail through

10.5

Finn to Hussey, no run, low full toss outside off but Hussey can't time it as he gets an inside edge towards mid-on

10.6

Finn to Hussey, no run, nice ball to finish with as this climbs outside off through to Prior

Australia 29/3   ST Finn 1-1-0-0

12.1

Finn to Hussey, no run, pushed wide outside off, Finn appears to have a few issues with the footholes

12.2

Finn to Hussey, FOUR, this full delivery draws a drive from Hussey and the edge flies away between gully and third slip but all along the ground

12.3

Finn to Hussey, no run, outside off and a hint of movement back into Hussey as he leaves alone

12.4

Finn to Hussey, no run, goes full on the stumps this time and worked down to mid-on

12.5

Finn to Hussey, no run, and that's a good ball as Hussey doesn't adjust to the new angle and pushes at this one outside off

12.6

Finn to Hussey, no run, outside off and left alone...and that's drinks

Australia 33/3   ST Finn 2-1-4-0

14.1

Finn to Watson, 1 run, full and on off stump, Watson tries to drive straight and gets a clunky inside edge away through midwicket

14.2

Finn to Hussey, no run, full and wide of off, Hussey jams the bat down on it

14.3

Finn to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off, good bounce from Finn

14.4

Finn to Hussey, no run, good one - Finn swings this one in towards Hussey, who shoulders arms and sees the ball sail not far past off stump

14.5

Finn to Hussey, no run, yorker length again, Hussey defends

14.6

Finn to Hussey, no run, left alone again, the ball angles in to Hussey and sails past off stumpo

Australia 35/3   ST Finn 3-1-5-0

16.1

Finn to Watson, OUT, Finn gets Watson! What a terrific yorker! Straight and fast, Watson is late with the bat and it's ball on toe before ball on bat, Billy Doctrove gives it out. Rather forlornly, Watson wants a review, but that remains out! Umpire's call on whether it hit in line, it's crashing into off stump, so Finn gets his man.

SR Watson lbw b Finn 13 (72m 40b 1x4 0x6) SR: 32.50

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

16.4

Finn to Hussey, no run, bouncer from around the wicket, Hussey ducks under it

16.5

Finn to Hussey, FOUR, ah, finally a loose ball that Hussey can latch on to! Finn tries for the yorker but overpitches, it's full and outside off, Hussey drives through the gap between cover and mid-off, well placed

16.6

Finn to Hussey, FOUR, well placed again! Thought not particularly controlled. Hussey gets a thick edge into the ground and between gully and the slips cordon, I'm not convinced that was deliberate, but he gets four runs for it

Australia 45/4   ST Finn 4-1-14-1

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

18.4

Finn to Hussey, no run, defended back down the pitch, Finn does his own fielding

18.5

Finn to Hussey, no run, swinging back in from around the wicket, Hussey leaves another close one

18.6

Finn to Hussey, no run, another one left alone outside off

Australia 47/4   ST Finn 5-1-15-1

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

20.3

Finn to Hussey, no run, too wide of off from around the wicket, Hussey isn't interested

20.4

Finn to Hussey, no run, that is a sharp, rising ball! Gee, it didn't even seem that short, but it's on the rise at head height as it goes past Hussey, who tried to hook and didn't connect. It was outside off, had that been on target it would have been interesting

20.5

Finn to Hussey, no run, Hussey leaves this one alone

20.6

Finn to Hussey, no run, no shot once again, Finn hasn't quite got the line right to Hussey, although he is drying up the runs

Australia 49/4   ST Finn 6-1-16-1

22.1

Finn to Hussey, 1 run, bouncer, and this time Hussey connects with the pull, rolling the wrists and keeping it down through square leg

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

22.4

Finn to Hussey, SIX, my oh my! That's the WACA for you, Hussey has got a genuine top edge here, trying to pull, and it has absolutely flown over the keeper's head, and carries so far that it's six!

22.5

Finn to Hussey, FOUR, oops, bad ball from Finn, that's a poor full toss outside off just below waist height, Hussey punches a confident drive through mid off

22.6

Finn to Hussey, 1 run, that's a lovely pull, straight into the ground but there's a man at deep square leg to keep it to a single

Australia 62/4   ST Finn 7-1-28-1

37.1

Finn to Haddin, no run, starts full on the stumps and Haddin defends to mid-on

37.2

Finn to Haddin, FOUR, very full outside off, driven hard into the ground and it bounces over Ian Bell at point to then race away

37.3

Finn to Haddin, no run, pushed down the leg side

37.4

Finn to Haddin, no run, stands tall and defended down to mid-on

37.5

Finn to Haddin, no run, short on off stump, Haddin waits and pushes square into the off side

37.6

Finn to Haddin, 1 run, short again and Haddin brings out the pull, this time picking out deep square-leg

Australia 112/5   ST Finn 8-1-33-1

39.1

Finn to Hussey, no run, on off stump, defended to the off side

39.2

Finn to Hussey, no run, outside off, continues to carry through nicely as it's left alone

39.3

Finn to Hussey, FOUR, another boundary, runs flowing, as Hussey goes to fifty with a cut shot backward of square...what a machine this man is. On another rescue mission

39.4

Finn to Hussey, FOUR, dropped in short, Finn is really struggling here as Hussey hammers away another pull through midwicket

39.5

Finn to Hussey, no run, back of a length and it's defended this time to cover

39.6

Finn to Hussey, FOUR, another short ball, not clever bowling, and Hussey swings it with perfect placement through backward square

Australia 134/5   ST Finn 9-1-45-1

41.1

Finn to Haddin, no run, angling in to the pads of Haddin, who can't get bat on that one

41.2

Finn to Haddin, FOUR, that's a terrific piece of batting from Haddin, almost in one-day mode as he waits on a short ball at chest height, then just guides it over the slips, fully intending to land that ball down at the vacant third man area. Well played.

41.3

Finn to Haddin, no run, solidly defended to the off side

41.4

Finn to Haddin, no run, just to confirm that Haddin is in limited-overs mode, he backs away and advances down the pitch, trying to cut over point but this one bounces over his bat and safely through to Prior

41.5

Finn to Haddin, FOUR, another boundary from Haddin, though this one wasn't deliberate. Finn goes fuller and draws an edge, but it runs away safely wide of the slips to third man - though it would have bounced short of a third slip anyway

41.6

Finn to Haddin, no run, crunched back down the pitch to Finn

Australia 147/6   ST Finn 10-1-53-1

43.1

Finn to Johnson, no run, on the pads, Johnson can't get that one away fine enough

43.2

Finn to Johnson, no run, short of a length and right on line, Johnson defends with a straight bat

43.3

Finn to Johnson, FOUR, that's a good shot from Johnson, he's cracked that through cover, finding the gap to run that away for a boundary

43.4

Finn to Johnson, no run, clipped away to leg

43.5

Finn to Johnson, no run, pushed across Johnson, who leaves it alone

43.6

Finn to Johnson, FOUR, Johnson slashes hard and at the WACA if you go hard, chances are you'll get it safely over slips, that one bounces over the boundary at third man

Australia 156/6   ST Finn 11-1-61-1

68.1

Finn to Johnson, 1 run, on the pads from Finn, who sees a single worked through square leg by Johnson

68.2

Finn to Siddle, 1 run, ooh, shouts of catch it as Siddle drives uppishly and Trott at short cover can only knock it down on the bounce, allowing a quickly scampered single

68.3

Finn to Johnson, 1 run, he's Mr Whippy with those pulls is Johnson, whipping the bat around the corner to turn the ball through square leg

68.4

Finn to Siddle, no run, good yorker, and it's straight, but Siddle is up to the task and keeps it out

68.5

Finn to Siddle, no run, a flashy slash outside off from Siddle, this one's stopped by the man at point - Anderson, that is

68.6

Finn to Siddle, no run, prodded away to point again, where Anderson is doing some stretching - not as the ball comes, of course - he seems to have a touch of cramp

Australia 228/8   ST Finn 12-1-64-1

70.1

Finn to Johnson, FOUR, that's the WACA for you, Johnson backs away and goes for the pull, the top edge flies over Prior's head and bounces over the boundary, England are lucky that didn't sail away for six

70.2

Finn to Johnson, no run, good bowling! Johnson backs away again, and Finn follows him - this is like one-day cricket - allowing Johnson no room and his pull rolls back to the bowler

70.3

Finn to Johnson, OUT, gone! Finn gets the breakthrough with another shortish one tempting Johnson to pull, but his shot flies straight to Anderson at square leg, where he takes a simple catch.

MG Johnson c Anderson b Finn 62 (117m 93b 8x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

70.4

Finn to Hilfenhaus, no run, wide of off, Hilfenhaus leaves it

70.5

Finn to Hilfenhaus, no run, good line, tempting Hilfenhaus just outside off and he dabs, not connecting bat on ball

70.6

Finn to Hilfenhaus, no run, good bounce and carry, Hilfenhaus leaves it

Australia 233/9   ST Finn 13-1-68-2

72.1

Finn to Siddle, no run, another very good bouncer, and another good piece of ducking from Siddle, getting safely out of the way

72.2

Finn to Siddle, 1 run, good drive from Siddle, and he's unlucky to just get the single there as it's well fielded at short cover, knocked down by Trott

72.3

Finn to Hilfenhaus, FOUR, Hilfenhaus goes for the cut and it comes off beautifully! Right through the gap between point and gully

72.4

Finn to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, edged and is that a dropped chance? No, it's bounced just short of Swann at second slip, and in knocking it down he allows Hilfenhaus to get a single

72.5

Finn to Siddle, 1 run, clipped away off the hips for a run to fine leg

72.6

Finn to Hilfenhaus, no run, angled bat from Hilfenhaus, and it's collected at gully

Australia 243/9   ST Finn 14-1-75-2

74.1

Finn to Siddle, FOUR, another boundary! This time it's Siddle launching that one back down the ground, a really good uppish drive through the mid-off area

74.2

Finn to Siddle, no run, nudged away to the leg side

74.3

Finn to Siddle, FOUR, another boundary! This one is, er, I think the best way to describe that is a slap. Short ball, and he's pulled it, of sorts, but forward of midwicket, not exactly in control but effective!

74.4

Finn to Siddle, no run, bouncer! Siddle tries for the hook, though not really watching the ball, and it goes through to Prior, who doesn't take it cleanly

74.5

Finn to Siddle, 2 runs, Siddle backs away now and somehow gets that off the toe of the bat through mid-off, not exactly where he wanted it to go, but gets a couple

74.6

Finn to Siddle, 1 run, cleverly done by Siddle, he's pushed back onto the back foot by a short-of-a-length ball and prods it in the air to off, but then takes off for a run as he realises the fielders are a little deep

Australia 267/9   ST Finn 15-1-86-2
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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