The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 267 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100


Tremlett to Hughes, OUT, gone! Tremlett strikes, early breakthrough. Brilliant bowling. Went fuller at the stumps, Hughes tried to play it to the leg side and is beaten all ends up. Perfect comeback for Tremlett, but not for Hughes

PJ Hughes b Tremlett 2 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Australia 2/1   SR Watson 0* (6b)   CT Tremlett 1-0-2-1


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

Australia 17/2   SR Watson 3* (13b)   JM Anderson 2.5-1-7-1


Tremlett to Clarke, OUT, gone! And another. Australia in real trouble. That was a bit weak from Clarke as he pokes outside off stump at a ball that bounces a little, giving a simple edge through to Matt Prior for his 100th catch in Test cricket

MJ Clarke c †Prior b Tremlett 4 (13m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Australia 28/3   SR Watson 10* (22b 1x4)   CT Tremlett 4-0-16-2


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

Australia 36/4   MEK Hussey 5* (31b 1x4)   ST Finn 3.1-1-5-1


Tremlett to Smith, OUT, gone! Tremlett strikes again, pitched fuller outside off stump which brought Smith onto the front foot and a comfortable edge flies to Strauss at first slip. Brilliant bowling from Tremlett, short followed by full, and he's having a day to remember

SPD Smith c Strauss b Tremlett 7 (46m 37b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.91

Australia 69/5   MEK Hussey 29* (62b 4x4 1x6)   CT Tremlett 9.3-2-21-3


Swann to Hussey, OUT, Swann strikes! What a breakthrough as Hussey gets a thin edge behind and Prior takes the catch. Initially the umpire gives it not out, but Prior races down the pitch to Swann and signals for the review himself - Strauss then officially asks for the review, Hot Spot shows a clear edge there, and Hussey is gone!

MEK Hussey c †Prior b Swann 61 (139m 104b 9x4 1x6) SR: 58.65

Australia 137/6   BJ Haddin 36* (37b 4x4 1x6)   GP Swann 1.4-0-13-1


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

Australia 189/7   MG Johnson 34* (58b 5x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 16.3-3-44-2


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

Australia 201/8   MG Johnson 43* (67b 6x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 17.5-3-53-3


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

Australia 233/9   PM Siddle 13* (38b)   ST Finn 12.3-1-68-2


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 268/10   PM Siddle 35* (59b 3x4)   GP Swann 16-0-52-2
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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Tremlett not blaming fatigue
(01:24) | Jan 28, 2011
Andrew Strauss: 'Fatigue no excuse'

Andrew Strauss: 'Fatigue no excuse'
(00:39) | Jan 23, 2011
Ashes post mortem

Ashes post mortem
(04:13) | Jan 18, 2011