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The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 267 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

50.1

Swann to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin punches this one down the ground, gets it to long off and that's his half-century, another really important knock from one of the few in-form batsmen in Australia's team at the moment

50.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, Johnson leans forward to defend

50.3

Swann to Johnson, no run, punched away to cover, can't find a gap

50.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, again Johnson drives straight to cover

50.5

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, quicker and flatter, Johnson clips it to deep midwicket

50.6

Swann to Haddin, 1 run, driven to long on for a single

End of over 51 (3 runs) Australia 173/6
BJ Haddin    51* (68b 6x4 1x6)      GP Swann    7-0-26-1
MG Johnson    21* (31b 4x4)      CT Tremlett    17-2-41-3

Two slips in place

51.1

Tremlett to Haddin, no run

51.2

Tremlett to Haddin, no run, short of a good length on middle, Haddin rocks back and jabs it wide of midwicket

51.3

Tremlett to Haddin, no run, strikes that on the up though not off the meat, bowled it on a good length and he pushed it through the line to mid-off

51.4

Tremlett to Haddin, no run, beaten, lovely stuff from the tall Tremlett, short of a good length this time and nipped away to just evade the outside edge, Haddin was drawn forward but was almost done in by the movement

51.5

Tremlett to Haddin, no run, short of a good length again but holds its line, trusting the bounce and so he should at the WACA, rocks back and dabs it to point

51.6

Tremlett to Haddin, no run, short of a good length again, punched off the back foot to cover

End of over 52 (maiden) Australia 173/6
BJ Haddin    51* (74b 6x4 1x6)      CT Tremlett    18-3-41-3
MG Johnson    21* (31b 4x4)      GP Swann    7-0-26-1

Swann from round the wicket

52.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, pitched up on the off, driven straight to mid-off

52.2

Swann to Johnson, FOUR, his favourite shot, that swipe over midwicket, angling in, got to the pitch, didn't turn and swung it away on bent knee for a one bounce four, was given a six earlier by Doctrove, he now changes his decision

52.3

Swann to Johnson, no run, looped it up slightly, landed on a good length, rocked back and defended it towards the bowler

52.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, angling in towards middle and leg, defended towards cover

52.5

Swann to Johnson, no run, reaches forward and defends it solidly to extra cover

52.6

Swann to Johnson, no run, quicker delivery and he meets that with a forceful drive, but straight to extra cover

End of over 53 (4 runs) Australia 177/6
MG Johnson    25* (37b 5x4)      GP Swann    8-0-30-1
BJ Haddin    51* (74b 6x4 1x6)      CT Tremlett    18-3-41-3

Collingwood to bowl now

53.1

Collingwood to Haddin, 1 run, a thick inside edge for Haddin, held its line and it appeared he was expecting it to nip away slightly, past square leg for a single

53.2

Collingwood to Johnson, no run, a tempting length outside off but Johnson restrains himself, leaving it be

53.3

Collingwood to Johnson, no run, not this time, pitched up and he attacks it with a flowing drive but straight to extra cover who palms it off to mid-off

53.4

Collingwood to Johnson, no run, oooh, did he misread that one? Nipped back in and he shouldered arms, didn't pick that, good length just outside off and came back in, could have knocked off the off stump but goes over instead

53.5

Collingwood to Johnson, 1 leg bye, tries to tuck it square, off the pads for a single

53.6

Collingwood to Haddin, no run, good length and holds its line, Haddin lets it go and that's tea

That's tea, with England still well and truly on top having sent Australia in. But with Haddin and Johnson looking good, there's just a sliver of hope for Australian fans that they can get the total up to something vaguely competitive. Vaguely. Join us after tea to find out, and in the meantime, remember you can join @espncricinfo on Twitter, and if you want us to take notice of you, don't forget to add the #CricinfoAshes hashtag to your prolific tweets. We're also collating Ashes tweets on our series homepage.

End of over 54 (2 runs) Australia 179/6
BJ Haddin    52* (76b 6x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    2-0-3-0
MG Johnson    25* (41b 5x4)      GP Swann    8-0-30-1

Morning/Evening all, Sahil here. Swann to get things underway.

54.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, Tosses one up outside off, Johnson calmly defends

54.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, big backlift suggested an expansive hoik, but with the field set deep he opts to defend instead

54.3

Swann to Johnson, no run, touch shorter this time and Johnson is back to defend

54.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, touch more air here but Johnson content to get his eye back in after tea

54.5

Swann to Johnson, SIX, bosh! Simple, clean blow down the ground. Johnson thrust a foot out, swung his big arms through the line and sent it perfectly straight down the ground, there was a long-on in place but Johnson didn't mind

54.6

Swann to Johnson, no run, carefully defended to finish

End of over 55 (6 runs) Australia 185/6
MG Johnson    31* (47b 5x4 1x6)      GP Swann    9-0-36-1
BJ Haddin    52* (76b 6x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    2-0-3-0

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

End of over 56 (2 runs) Australia 187/6
BJ Haddin    53* (78b 6x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    16-3-43-1
MG Johnson    32* (51b 5x4 1x6)      GP Swann    9-0-36-1

56.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, The Swann v Johnson battle continues with Swann firing this flat and down the leg side

56.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, this is a touch slower but again tight on middle and leg, Swann reluctant to give him room to swing his arms, Johnson pats a defence

56.3

Swann to Johnson, no run, Johnson uses the extra bounce to stand tall and defend

56.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, touch of air from Swann and Johnson runs down the wicket only to pad it away, good battle this

56.5

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, ooh, Swann tossed it up again and Johnson couldn't resist an almighty thwack, didn't time it well enough and it went one bounce to deep midwicket

56.6

Swann to Haddin, no run, good line outside off stump, Haddin eases into languid defence

End of over 57 (1 run) Australia 188/6
BJ Haddin    53* (79b 6x4 1x6)      GP Swann    10-0-37-1
MG Johnson    33* (56b 5x4 1x6)      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

So, fresh from a king pair, here's Ryan Harris...

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

End of over 58 (1 run) Australia 189/7
RJ Harris    0* (3b)      JM Anderson    17-3-44-2
MG Johnson    34* (58b 5x4 1x6)      GP Swann    10-0-37-1

58.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, Johnson has even more license to swing now that Haddin has gone, but here he's a picture of patience, defending quietly

58.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, resolute and studious defence

58.3

Swann to Johnson, 2 runs, this finds space, worked away for a couple safely

58.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, quicker from Swann and more quiet defence

58.5

Swann to Johnson, no run, better delivery here, slower and more inviting, but still Johnson resists

58.6

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, lovely finish to the over, Swann hanging it outside off begging for Johnson to have a mow, but instead he pats to point for a sharp single

End of over 59 (3 runs) Australia 192/7
MG Johnson    37* (64b 5x4 1x6)      GP Swann    11-0-40-1
RJ Harris    0* (3b)      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

Anderson and Johnson are having quite the natter. Doesn't look all that cheery.

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

End of over 60 (9 runs) Australia 201/8
PM Siddle    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    18-3-53-3
MG Johnson    43* (67b 6x4 1x6)      GP Swann    11-0-40-1

60.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, Swann and Johnson continue their intriguing battle with Johnson content to defend at this stage

60.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, touch more air from the bowler draws Johnson down the wicket to drive firmly back at the bowler

60.3

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, Johnson steers this off the back foot into a gap at cover, picks up a single to bring Siddle on strike

60.4

Swann to Siddle, no run, Siddle stretches forward to defend under his eyes

60.5

Swann to Siddle, no run, once again Swann is happy with his attacking, outside-off line and Siddle stretches across to defend

60.6

Swann to Siddle, no run, more studious defence from Siddle to set up a Anderson v Johnson slanging match

End of over 61 (1 run) Australia 202/8
PM Siddle    0* (4b)      GP Swann    12-0-41-1
MG Johnson    44* (70b 6x4 1x6)      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

End of over 62 (6 runs) Australia 208/8
MG Johnson    49* (75b 7x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    19-3-59-3
PM Siddle    1* (5b)      GP Swann    12-0-41-1

62.1

Swann to Siddle, no run, Swann throws one up well outside off and Siddle leaves alone with elan, really expansive shouldering of arms there

62.2

Swann to Siddle, 3 runs, if the leave was good this was even better, Siddle spotting the shorter length and getting back and across in a flash to cut for three to bring Johnson back on strike

62.3

Swann to Johnson, no run, horrid delivery, dragged short but Johnson's cut shot picks out the one fielder saving a single in the off side

62.4

Swann to Johnson, no run, quietly defended again

62.5

Swann to Johnson, 2 runs, there is a richly-deserved fifty, quality, positive innings, gets there with a clean punch through the covers

62.6

Swann to Johnson, no run, careful defence to finish the over

End of over 63 (5 runs) Australia 213/8
MG Johnson    51* (79b 7x4 1x6)      GP Swann    13-0-46-1
PM Siddle    4* (7b)      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

End of over 64 (2 runs) Australia 215/8
PM Siddle    6* (13b)      JM Anderson    20-3-61-3
MG Johnson    51* (79b 7x4 1x6)      GP Swann    13-0-46-1

64.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, nicely bowled, tossed up and Johnson advances down the track ominously, only to defend

64.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, plenty of flight again and Johnson watches carefully before defending

64.3

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, very short and Johnson has time to get deep into his crease and cut

64.4

Swann to Siddle, no run, Siddle stretches forward to defend

64.5

Swann to Siddle, no run, more careful long-strided defence

64.6

Swann to Siddle, no run, good ball this, tempted Siddle but the batsman settled on a defence

End of over 65 (1 run) Australia 216/8
PM Siddle    6* (16b)      GP Swann    14-0-47-1
MG Johnson    52* (82b 7x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    20-3-61-3

Change of bowling. It's the man mountain Chris Tremlett. Probably deserves another couple of wickets. Deep midwicket, deep square and a fine leg in place, could be bumper warfare.

65.1

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, banged in short, good start to the new spell, Johnson gets under it

65.2

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, beaten! The bouncer is followed by a length ball that Johnson fences at outside off, finding nothing but fresh air

65.3

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 run, good shot for a single that, Johnson whipping a shot-arm pull to deep midwicket

65.4

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, oooh, this pitched back of a length outside off and climbed past Siddle's outside edge, Prior took it above his head

65.5

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, given all the bounce we've seen today this is unexpected, genuine edge found and it goes low to second slip, landing just short

65.6

Tremlett to Siddle, 1 run, Siddle pushes a single down the ground to finish an excellent comeback over from Tremlett

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End of over 66 (2 runs) Australia 218/8
PM Siddle    7* (19b)      CT Tremlett    19-3-43-3
MG Johnson    53* (85b 7x4 1x6)      GP Swann    14-0-47-1

66.1

Swann to Siddle, 1 run, Siddle firmly pushes a forward block that runs square off the face for a single

66.2

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, Johnson looking at ease here, flicking a single to midwicket

66.3

Swann to Siddle, no run, Siddle stretches into another careful defence

66.4

Swann to Siddle, no run, Siddle aims a big swipe, doesn't really time it but it heads wide, some poor running means an easy single is rejected

66.5

Swann to Siddle, 2 runs, neatly played, a touch edgy possibly, but Siddle is deep in his crease flashing a cut wide of slip for a couple

66.6

Swann to Siddle, no run, resolute defence to finish the over

End of over 67 (4 runs) Australia 222/8
PM Siddle    10* (24b)      GP Swann    15-0-51-1
MG Johnson    54* (86b 7x4 1x6)      CT Tremlett    19-3-43-3

67.1

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 run, Tremlett starts with a short ball to Johnson who pulls crisply along the carpet to deep square for one

67.2

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, good delivery here, some extra bounce from a length and Siddle gets into an awkward position to defend

67.3

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, if anything Tremlett could probably be a touch fuller, he again has Siddle in trouble as this crashes into the thigh

67.4

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, Siddle is really hanging back which means even good length balls can be defended off the back foot

67.5

Tremlett to Siddle, 2 runs, banged in short, a yorker would have been a better option, Siddle swings away a pull shot quiet effectively and Trott has to skirt around from fine leg to pick up and throw

67.6

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, there was an attempted yorker, but it's overcooked and Siddle past the full toss back to the bowler.

Hot work out there and time for a drink. After the break Brydon will be back to take you through to the close

End of over 68 (3 runs) Australia 225/8
PM Siddle    12* (29b)      CT Tremlett    20-3-46-3
MG Johnson    55* (87b 7x4 1x6)      GP Swann    15-0-51-1

Aamer Sohail. Or should I say, I'm here Sahil. The light towers are casting long shadows over the outfield at the WACA, but the light is not an issue. Plenty of time today for Johnson and Siddle to push Australia up towards 300, if they're good enough.

68.1

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

So Finn seems to have recovered from his calf tightness

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

End of over 69 (3 runs) Australia 228/8
PM Siddle    13* (33b)      ST Finn    12-1-64-1
MG Johnson    57* (89b 7x4 1x6)      CT Tremlett    20-3-46-3

69.1

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 run, again Johnson goes for the pull, again it's collected at deep midwicket, and again England will be happy to get Siddle on strike

69.2

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, probing outside off stump, and it's comfortably defended by Siddle

69.3

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, bouncer, Siddle ducks underneath it and that sails through to the bearded, begloved man behind the stumps, Matthew Prior

69.4

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, chopped back onto the pad now, lucky that didn't Rick O'Shea onto the stumps

69.5

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, huge appeal for lbw, turned down by Marais Erasmus and Strauss wants a review! After all three Hot Spot angles, it shows there was no inside edge there, which was one of the main questions. Aha, but Virtual Eye or Eagle Eye or whatever Channel Nine use, says umpire's call for clipping the top of leg stump, so Siddle is safe

Phew, that was a tight one.

69.6

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, solidly defended back down the pitch

End of over 70 (1 run) Australia 229/8
PM Siddle    13* (38b)      CT Tremlett    21-3-47-3
MG Johnson    58* (90b 7x4 1x6)      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

Johnson was right to go for his shots, but for some reason he's picked out the man at square leg with precision. So here comes Ben Hilfenhaus, and now if Australia can eke out 260 or 270 they'd be happyish.

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

End of over 71 (4 runs) Australia 233/9
BW Hilfenhaus    0* (3b)      ST Finn    13-1-68-2
PM Siddle    13* (38b)      CT Tremlett    21-3-47-3

So, how to Siddle and Hilfenhaus play this now? Have a whack and try their luck? Or bat properly and see how long they can survive?

71.1

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, pushed away to point

71.2

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, angled in to Siddle, who clips it to leg

71.3

Tremlett to Siddle, 2 runs, trying to york Siddle now, but he flicks it nicely through square leg and it's good, hard running to get back for two

71.4

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, this one really nips in off the seam, striking Siddle on the pad and would have gone down leg

71.5

Tremlett to Siddle, no run, good bouncer, well directed, but Siddle is good enough to duck it

71.6

Tremlett to Siddle, 1 run, Siddle dabs to cover and takes off for a single, so he'll keep the strike

End of over 72 (3 runs) Australia 236/9
PM Siddle    16* (44b)      CT Tremlett    22-3-50-3
BW Hilfenhaus    0* (3b)      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

Hilfenhaus has really improved his batting over the past year or so, he was a true bunny but made a pretty impressive half-century against Pakistan in July

End of over 73 (7 runs) Australia 243/9
BW Hilfenhaus    5* (6b 1x4)      ST Finn    14-1-75-2
PM Siddle    18* (47b)      CT Tremlett    22-3-50-3

73.1

Tremlett to Siddle, FOUR, edged and that just gets up high enough to fly over the head of Swann, jumping up at second slip - that ball really lifted sharply off the pitch

73.2

Tremlett to Siddle, 1 run, bouncer and this time Siddle doesn't duck, he hooks and gets a single to deep backward square

73.3

Tremlett to Hilfenhaus, no run, good ball, banged in short of a length on off stump but Hilfenhaus waves the bat inside it

73.4

Tremlett to Hilfenhaus, FOUR, thumped! That's what Hilfenhaus has developed - the ability to hit good bowlers for four! He's flat batted that over mid off, nicely done indeed

Short leg comes in now

73.5

Tremlett to Hilfenhaus, FOUR, and with short leg in, the bouncer was on, so Hilfenhaus winds up and throws the kitchen sink at that hook, finding the gap at deep square leg! Entertaining stuff!

73.6

Tremlett to Hilfenhaus, no run, yorker, and Hilfenhaus defends - almost wanting a single so he can keep the strike!

End of over 74 (13 runs) Australia 256/9
BW Hilfenhaus    13* (10b 3x4)      CT Tremlett    23-3-63-3
PM Siddle    23* (49b 1x4)      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

The crowd is getting involved now - nothing like a bit of tail-end slogging to get the fans up and going!

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

End of over 75 (11 runs) Australia 267/9
PM Siddle    34* (55b 3x4)      ST Finn    15-1-86-2
BW Hilfenhaus    13* (10b 3x4)      CT Tremlett    23-3-63-3

Here's Graeme Swann from the Prindiville Stand End. Can he end this?

75.1

Swann to Siddle, no run, leans forward to defend, watchfully

75.2

Swann to Siddle, no run, tossed up outside off, again Siddle is more careful against the spinner and just defends

75.3

Swann to Siddle, no run, watches this one off the pitch as it spins in to him, and he pushes to off

75.4

Swann to Siddle, 1 run, edgy, but safely through point for a single

Don't expect Hilfenhaus to defend too much against the spinner

Short leg and short midwicket in, point is back on the boundary

75.5

Swann to Hilfenhaus, no run, turning down leg, it's clipped to short midwicket

75.6

Swann to Hilfenhaus, OUT, ah, there's the last wicket as Hilfenhaus gets an inside edge onto the thigh and it's taken by Cook at short leg

BW Hilfenhaus c Cook b Swann 13 (25m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

Australia have managed to get their total up to 268, which is well below par but given their horrid start, isn't too bad a finish. And if their fast bowlers can get a few early wickets, who knows what could happen. But good luck getting Cook cheaply.

"Swann strikes in the first over of his spell. Order restored in every sense," notes Andrew Miller.

End of over 76 (1 run) Australia 268/10
     GP Swann    16-0-52-2
PM Siddle    35* (59b 3x4)      ST Finn    15-1-86-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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