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The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 267 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Right, here we go. Mitchell Johnson is back. Hold on, folks.

50.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, starts outside off, back of a length and left alone

50.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, fuller outside off and left again

50.3

Johnson to Bell, no run, well bowled, full on off stump and squeezed out to first slip...there's half an appeal for a catch, but hit was a bump ball

50.4

Johnson to Bell, no run, pushed outside off stump and left alone

50.5

Johnson to Bell, no run, good length on off stump, defended into the off side

50.6

Johnson to Bell, no run, a beauty to finish with, full outside off and a hint of movement away as Bell misses a booming drive

Good comeback from MJ

End of over 51 (maiden) England 159/6
IR Bell    35* (62b 3x4)      MG Johnson    12-5-24-4
GP Swann    4* (11b)      BW Hilfenhaus    19-5-49-0

51.1

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, short of a length, shaping away past Swann's bat

51.2

Hilfenhaus to Swann, FOUR, crutched...Swann brings out a powerful back-foot drive through the covers as he's offered a hint of width. Put it away well

51.3

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, good response from Hilfenhaus, tighter to off stump and I think Swann just about drew his bat away

51.4

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, fuller outside the stumps and Swann shoulders arms

51.5

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, good ball, on middle and off, defended towards point

We are hearing that Ryan Harris has a calf strain but will be back after tea. Forget that, he's back on the field already. Minor drama alert over

51.6

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, a nice ball to finish with, on a good line outside off and that time Swann might have been beaten

Right, this day continues to be fascinating and now it's over to Brydon who, I'm sure, is fascinated by it all

End of over 52 (4 runs) England 163/6
GP Swann    8* (17b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    20-5-53-0
IR Bell    35* (62b 3x4)      MG Johnson    12-5-24-4

Thanks Gnasher, now you go and write a fascinating bulletin. It's drinks by the way, and if Beer wasn't the best name for a 12th man, how about the young fella who's carrying the drinks today - WA's Jake Fawcett. He'll have the drinks on tap.

52.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, bouncer and half a shout from Haddin, who thinks there was a tickle on that, but nobody else shares his conviction

52.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, pushed across Bell, who shoulders arms

52.3

Johnson to Bell, no run, again this one doesn't really swing, just probing outside off and Bell leaves it alone

52.4

Johnson to Bell, no run, super delivery! That's a cracker, swinging in and comprehensively beating Bell, who was late getting the bat down on that, which may have saved him from edging it

52.5

Johnson to Bell, 2 runs, clipped away through midwicket and he picks up two runs

52.6

Johnson to Bell, no run, good ball banged in short of a length, Bell gets a leading edge trying to work it to leg

End of over 53 (2 runs) England 165/6
IR Bell    37* (68b 3x4)      MG Johnson    13-5-26-4
GP Swann    8* (17b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    20-5-53-0

53.1

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, outswing again from Hilf, Swann defends

53.2

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, driven uppishly wide of mid-off, where Harris hurls himself to his right to make an excellent save of a ball that would otherwise have gone for four

53.3

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, shorter this time and Swann sways out of the way

53.4

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, outswing again, Swann watches closely and defends it

53.5

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, solidly defended again by Swann, who seems confident picking the swing from Hilfenhaus at this stage

53.6

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, good line just outside off, but again Swann pushes it back to Ben

"Brydon - when making puns about the Australian 12th man, I think one should not try and Fawcett." Thanks Josephus. Love your work.

End of over 54 (maiden) England 165/6
GP Swann    8* (23b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    21-6-53-0
IR Bell    37* (68b 3x4)      MG Johnson    13-5-26-4

54.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, pushed across Bell, who leaves this one

54.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, bouncer down leg side this time, and Bell watches it through to Haddin

54.3

Johnson to Bell, no run, another bouncer, again leg-sidey and Bell looks for the hook this time but can't connect

54.4

Johnson to Bell, FOUR, beautiful shot, that is wonderful stuff from Bell as he gets a ball swinging in a touch and flicks it through midwicket with super timing

54.5

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, full and wide of off, Bell crunches it square to deep point

54.6

Johnson to Swann, no run, beaten outside off, this one went straight across Swann, who drove looking for the inswing

End of over 55 (5 runs) England 170/6
GP Swann    8* (24b 1x4)      MG Johnson    14-5-31-4
IR Bell    42* (73b 4x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    21-6-53-0

Here comes Ryan Harris to relieve Hilfenhaus, who was tidy without being terribly threatening for the most part.

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

End of over 56 (8 runs) England 178/6
IR Bell    50* (79b 6x4)      RJ Harris    12-2-57-1
GP Swann    8* (24b 1x4)      MG Johnson    14-5-31-4

56.1

Johnson to Swann, no run, Johnson digs it in short but it's moving across Swann with the angle and he doesn't have to do much to avoid it

56.2

Johnson to Swann, no run, beaten outside off as Swann drives well inside it

56.3

Johnson to Swann, no run, leading edge this time as Swann plays a straight ball, looking to work it to leg

56.4

Johnson to Swann, no run, Swann swings hard, looking for a cover drive but this one beats the bat

56.5

Johnson to Swann, 2 runs, runs for Swann this time as he does find the gap at cover, not quite timed though

56.6

Johnson to Swann, 1 run, down leg side and Swann swipes this one in the air to fine leg, swinging across the line, and it bounces short of Harris

End of over 57 (3 runs) England 181/6
GP Swann    11* (30b 1x4)      MG Johnson    15-5-34-4
IR Bell    50* (79b 6x4)      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

That's the difference between Harris and Hilfenhaus today. Hilfenhaus has swung the ball prodigiously, but too much to be getting the edges. Harris gets just enough movement to trick the batsman. Now then, here's Chris Tremlett, looking every bit the henchman of a James Bond villian.

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

End of over 58 (wicket maiden) England 181/7
CT Tremlett    0* (5b)      RJ Harris    13-3-57-2
IR Bell    50* (79b 6x4)      MG Johnson    15-5-34-4

58.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, pushed across Bell, who leaves a ball too wide to tempt him

58.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, good ball, swinging in and aimed at the hips, Bell can't get it away through the leg side

58.3

Johnson to Bell, no run, fullish outside off, Bell leaves it

58.4

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, tip and run now from Bell, who nudges a single to cover

58.5

Johnson to Tremlett, no run, good line to Tremlett, who defends a ball on the stumps

58.6

Johnson to Tremlett, no run, pushed away defensively to cover

End of over 59 (1 run) England 182/7
CT Tremlett    0* (7b)      MG Johnson    16-5-35-4
IR Bell    51* (83b 6x4)      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

End of over 60 (2 runs) England 184/7
IR Bell    52* (88b 6x4)      RJ Harris    14-3-59-2
CT Tremlett    1* (8b)      MG Johnson    16-5-35-4

60.1

Johnson to Tremlett, no run, bouncer from Johnson and he's doing well to get it up to Tremlett's head, but Tremlett easily evades it

60.2

Johnson to Tremlett, no run, short, down leg side, bad ball - if there's any hint of swing for Johnson he really will have more hope of getting Tremlett by attacking the stumps

60.3

Johnson to Tremlett, no run, angled across Tremlett, who pushes the ball to cover

60.4

Johnson to Tremlett, no run, left alone this time, the ball was too wide to tempt Tremlett

60.5

Johnson to Tremlett, 1 run, wrong line down leg side and Tremlett glances it away for a run to fine leg

60.6

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, almost had Bell there! Swinging in and full, the big drive from Bell didn't come off, and his inside edge ran past the leg stump and down to fine leg

End of over 61 (2 runs) England 186/7
IR Bell    53* (89b 6x4)      MG Johnson    17-5-37-4
CT Tremlett    2* (13b)      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

So, how many can England's tail add? Australia's tailenders did a very handy job around this time yesterday

61.2

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

Three slips and a short leg in place

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

End of over 62 (wicket maiden) England 186/8
JM Anderson    0* (5b)      RJ Harris    15-4-59-3
CT Tremlett    2* (13b)      MG Johnson    17-5-37-4

62.1

Johnson to Tremlett, OUT, gone! Johnson gets five, with a cracking inswinger that takes the off stump out of the ground. Really well bowled and Johnson has deserved that haul - now, can Australia finish England off before tea?

CT Tremlett b Johnson 2 (21m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

62.2

Johnson to Finn, 1 run, Finn gets off the mark by staying steady and pushing a short of a length delivery towards square leg

62.3

Johnson to Anderson, OUT, it's all over. Johnson has six. Anderson hangs his bat out at a short ball outside off and the edge flies comfortably to Watson at first slip

JM Anderson c Watson b Johnson 0 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The Australians have a lead of 81 and they get into a huddle, savouring the moment. Johnson receives massive cheers from the WACA crowd as he leads his team-mates off the ground. He's been terrific today. The players will take tea now and Watson and Hughes will open Australia's second innings in about 20 minutes.

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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