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

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, again Cook really lashes hard at a wider one, again he's lifted his cut safely and aggressively over gully, this one bounces over the boundary. Really good stuff from Cook

England 15/0   AN Cook 14* (14b 1x4 1x6)   BW Hilfenhaus 2.4-1-5-0

Harris to Strauss, FOUR, wrong line, right shot. Down leg side and Strauss tickles that away to fine leg, easy pickings for a good batsman

England 19/0   AJ Strauss 5* (17b 1x4)   RJ Harris 2.3-0-14-0

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, cut hard and just wide of gully! That was hit uppishly but timed well, and Hussey at gully wasn't ever going to catch that, a very good shot, if a tad more aerial than Strauss intended

England 25/0   AJ Strauss 11* (32b 2x4)   MG Johnson 1-0-4-0

Harris to Strauss, FOUR, dropped on my goodness, they've missed another. Back of a length, Strauss pushes hard and the edge flies between keeper and first slip but neither Haddin or Watson even went for the chance. What a let off for Strauss

England 40/0   AJ Strauss 20* (48b 3x4)   RJ Harris 5.2-2-23-0

Harris to Strauss, FOUR, dropped in short and Strauss puts it away through square leg with a confident pull shot...onto that in a flash

England 44/0   AJ Strauss 24* (54b 4x4)   RJ Harris 6.2-2-27-0

Harris to Strauss, FOUR, another short one, this sits up and gives Strauss oodles of time to pull this off the front foot forward of square...deep square can't get around. That was a bit of a long hop

England 48/0   AJ Strauss 28* (57b 5x4)   RJ Harris 6.5-2-31-0

Harris to Strauss, FOUR, full on the pads this time, and Strauss tucks it away along the ground through midwicket with ease to bring up the 50 stand...brisk progress from England, poor bowling from Harris

England 52/0   AJ Strauss 32* (58b 6x4)   RJ Harris 7-2-35-0

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, oh, that's a lovely shot, a classic on-drive from off stump and the ball races down the ground. A sign of a batsman in form

England 58/0   AJ Strauss 37* (65b 7x4)   MG Johnson 2.5-1-8-0

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, drags it down a little shot, allows Cook to bring out his favourite cut shot for the first time today and it whistles to the point boundary...that wasn't a shocking ball, very well played

England 64/0   AN Cook 25* (51b 2x4 1x6)   BW Hilfenhaus 7.5-3-16-0

Johnson to Cook, FOUR, short and wide, it came off the top edge but flew well over the slips down to third man...Cook didn't try to keep that down, although it went finer than he wanted

England 75/0   AN Cook 32* (58b 3x4 1x6)   MG Johnson 4.2-1-17-0

Johnson to Trott, FOUR, he's off the mark, a very full ball is squeezed into the ground and beats Clarke at third slip who didn't make the best of efforts to stop that

England 82/1   IJL Trott 4* (7b 1x4)   MG Johnson 6.2-2-21-1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, good shot from Strauss, who clips this one off the leg-stump line and picks up a boundary through midwicket

England 86/3   AJ Strauss 49* (92b 8x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 11.3-4-26-0

Harris to Bell, FOUR, oh, good shot! As if to confirm that he won't be worried by the situation, Bell just punches a confident off drive back between Harris and the man at mid-off, beautiful timing

England 98/4   IR Bell 4* (2b 1x4)   RJ Harris 7.5-2-39-1

Siddle to Bell, FOUR, he's creamed that, shows Prior how to play the pull with a crunching shot that races to the boundary. He picked it up very early and took it from an off-stump line

England 134/5   IR Bell 25* (36b 2x4)   PM Siddle 5.3-1-16-0

Hilfenhaus to Prior, FOUR, neat stroke, full ball which is punched into the pitch and bounces over Hilfenhaus then beats mid-off and comfortably goes to the rope

England 138/5   MJ Prior 10* (29b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 15.2-4-41-0

Siddle to Bell, FOUR, top shot! He's middled that. Another short one and Bell cracks away a strong pull which bisects deep square and long leg

England 155/6   IR Bell 34* (54b 3x4)   PM Siddle 8.2-2-23-1

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

England 163/6   GP Swann 8* (13b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 19.2-5-53-0

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

England 169/6   IR Bell 41* (72b 4x4)   MG Johnson 13.4-5-30-4

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

England 174/6   IR Bell 46* (76b 5x4)   RJ Harris 11.3-2-53-1

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

England 178/6   IR Bell 50* (79b 6x4)   RJ Harris 12-2-57-1
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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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