England tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v England at Perth, Dec 16-19, 2010
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Australia won by 267 runs
16,17,18,19 December 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Tremlett to Ponting, FOUR, oh boy! England have a packed slip cordon but this flies between third slip and gully as it climbs and takes the shoulder of the bat...England can't believe it

Australia 8/1   RT Ponting 4* (3b 1x4)   CT Tremlett 1.3-0-6-1

Tremlett to Ponting, FOUR, dragged down short, Ponting latches on with a pull shot and despite not quite timing it there's enough power for it to dribble into the midwicket rope...that will make him feel better

Australia 12/1   RT Ponting 8* (5b 2x4)   CT Tremlett 1.5-0-10-1

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

Australia 17/1   RT Ponting 12* (8b 3x4)   JM Anderson 2.3-1-7-0

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

Australia 23/2   MJ Clarke 4* (7b 1x4)   JM Anderson 3.5-1-12-1

Tremlett to Watson, FOUR, powerful from Watson as he latches onto a full, wide delivery from Tremlett and drives it handsomely through the covers with a flourish at the end

Australia 27/2   SR Watson 9* (21b 1x4)   CT Tremlett 3.3-0-15-1

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

Australia 33/3   MEK Hussey 5* (14b 1x4)   ST Finn 1.2-1-4-0

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

Australia 41/4   MEK Hussey 9* (33b 2x4)   ST Finn 3.5-1-10-1

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   MEK Hussey 13* (34b 3x4)   ST Finn 4-1-14-1

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

Australia 61/4   MEK Hussey 24* (46b 4x4 1x6)   ST Finn 6.5-1-27-1

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

Australia 84/5   BJ Haddin 9* (11b 1x4)   JM Anderson 12.4-3-25-1

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

Australia 93/5   MEK Hussey 40* (89b 5x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 13.3-3-31-1

Tremlett to Haddin, FOUR, a cracker from Haddin...floated up full on off stump, met with a crunching straight drive. The batsman can just stand and watch

Australia 99/5   BJ Haddin 17* (18b 2x4)   CT Tremlett 13.3-2-34-3

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

Australia 103/5   MEK Hussey 46* (93b 6x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 14.1-3-37-1

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

Australia 111/5   BJ Haddin 24* (26b 3x4)   ST Finn 7.2-1-32-1

Swann to Haddin, FOUR, aggression from Haddin, down the pitch and lofts clear of mid-off...wasn't quite out of the middle, but well out of reach of the fielder

Australia 116/5   BJ Haddin 29* (33b 4x4)   GP Swann 0.3-0-4-0

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

Australia 126/5   MEK Hussey 51* (98b 7x4 1x6)   ST Finn 8.3-1-37-1

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

Australia 130/5   MEK Hussey 55* (99b 8x4 1x6)   ST Finn 8.4-1-41-1

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

Australia 134/5   MEK Hussey 59* (101b 9x4 1x6)   ST Finn 9-1-45-1

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.

Australia 143/6   BJ Haddin 41* (40b 5x4 1x6)   ST Finn 9.2-1-49-1

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

Australia 147/6   BJ Haddin 45* (43b 6x4 1x6)   ST Finn 9.5-1-53-1

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

Australia 152/6   MG Johnson 6* (8b 1x4)   ST Finn 10.3-1-57-1

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   MG Johnson 10* (11b 2x4)   ST Finn 11-1-61-1

Swann to Johnson, FOUR, that's how Johnson likes to play - he takes a big stride forward and slog sweeps this one over the top, safely out to midwicket for a boundary

Australia 163/6   MG Johnson 16* (20b 3x4)   GP Swann 4.3-0-22-1

Tremlett to Johnson, FOUR, great cut shot from Johnson, he gets that one off the middle and finds the gap between the two gullies, that's Johnson at his best with the bat

Australia 168/6   MG Johnson 20* (25b 4x4)   CT Tremlett 15.5-2-40-3

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

Australia 177/6   MG Johnson 25* (33b 5x4)   GP Swann 7.2-0-30-1

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

Australia 196/7   MG Johnson 41* (65b 6x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 17.1-3-48-2

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

Australia 206/8   MG Johnson 48* (71b 7x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 18.1-3-57-3

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

Australia 233/8   MG Johnson 62* (91b 8x4 1x6)   ST Finn 12.1-1-68-1

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

Australia 241/9   BW Hilfenhaus 4* (4b 1x4)   ST Finn 13.3-1-73-2

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

Australia 247/9   PM Siddle 22* (48b 1x4)   CT Tremlett 22.1-3-54-3

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

Australia 252/9   BW Hilfenhaus 9* (8b 2x4)   CT Tremlett 22.4-3-59-3

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!

Australia 256/9   BW Hilfenhaus 13* (9b 3x4)   CT Tremlett 22.5-3-63-3

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

Australia 260/9   PM Siddle 27* (50b 2x4)   ST Finn 14.1-1-79-2

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!

Australia 264/9   PM Siddle 31* (52b 3x4)   ST Finn 14.3-1-83-2
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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

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