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The Ashes - 4th Test

Australia v England

England won by an innings and 157 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

51.2

Siddle to Trott, no run, good delivery first up, full and straight and wobbling in slightly through the air. Trott jabs down to get the ball to mid-off

51.3

Siddle to Trott, no run, flicked off the pad, but good fielding at midwicket prevents the run

51.4

Siddle to Trott, no run, landing just outside off, Trott gets right across to defend

51.5

Siddle to Trott, 2 runs, forced away through cover point off the front foot, and Trott is off the mark

51.6

Siddle to Trott, no run, bouncer to finish the over, Trott is quickly underneath it

England 161/1   IJL Trott 2* (5b)

53.1

Siddle to Trott, no run, back of a length, Trott thrusts the bat away from the body to guide to point

53.2

Siddle to Trott, no run, fuller, left alone outside off this time

53.3

Siddle to Trott, no run, beaten by a ripper outside off! That leapt off a length, rearing up and away from Trott and bursting past the outside edge

53.4

Siddle to Trott, no run, full, driven hard to the right of Ponting at mid-off, who does really well to tumble over and stop it one-handed

53.5

Siddle to Trott, no run, outside off but not quite full enough for the drive, Trott leaves

53.6

Siddle to Trott, no run, full and moving in through the air, Trott gets bat and pad right together in defence

England 163/1   IJL Trott 2* (11b)

54.3

Harris to Trott, 2 runs, after a fairly lengthy wait for Trott to be ready, Harris charges in and dishes one up on a leg stump line. The batsman whips across the front pad to pick up two through midwicket

54.4

Harris to Trott, no run, solidly defended into the off side with a loud shout of "no!"

54.5

Harris to Trott, 1 run, a short ball is worked down to fine leg with a nicely controlled pull

England 169/1   IJL Trott 5* (14b)

55.1

Siddle to Trott, no run, just short of a good length but well-directed on an off stump line, defended by Trott

55.2

Siddle to Trott, 1 run, too straight from Siddle, picked off for a single to fine leg

England 170/1   IJL Trott 6* (16b)

56.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, not the best start, speared down the leg side. Trott misses the attempted glance

56.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, this one does do something through the air, coming back in to the right-hander and drawing a hurried defence

56.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, nudged watchfully into the leg side this time

56.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, metronomic stuff from Hilfenhaus, good length and right on off stump. Trott can only defend

56.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Hilfenhaus hits that length yet again, Trott defends to off

56.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 run, a sharp single ruins what would have been a good, tight maiden from Hilfenhaus. Tap and run to cover, the shy hits the stumps but Pietersen is easily in

England 171/2   IJL Trott 7* (22b)

57.1

Siddle to Trott, 1 run, chopped down in front of point, another quick single is taken

England 172/2   IJL Trott 8* (23b)

58.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Hilfenhaus is swinging them in quite sharply here, and there would've been a much bigger appeal if this hadn't hit the inside edge before cannoning into the pad

58.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, short of a good length, pushed back to the bowler

58.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 run, fired at the pads, Trott accepts the gift and nudges to fine leg

England 173/2   IJL Trott 9* (26b)

59.1

Siddle to Trott, 1 run, full, tapped into space at cover and he's quickly called through for a quick single

59.6

Siddle to Trott, 3 runs, forced away through the covers, Trott wasn't nearly to the pitch of this one, driving a full ball off the back foot, but the connection and placement are good

England 188/2   IJL Trott 13* (28b)

60.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Hilfenhaus continues to keep things tight, banging this down on a good length to get Trott defending

60.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, landing on middle, Trott flicks to the fielder at midwicket

60.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, did this keep a little low? Trott certainly made a show of bending to play it as if it did. No great alarm though

60.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, straight it is, tapped back defensively to the bowler

60.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, slightly too straight, clipped into the leg side but straight to the fielder

60.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, outside off this time, Trott gets right across to cover it and defends away from his body

England 188/2   IJL Trott 13* (34b)

61.4

Johnson to Trott, 2 runs, touch too short, but no Harmison-like wide nonsense, Trott stands tall and flaps a two into deep midwicket

61.5

Johnson to Trott, no run, hello!? Is that Mitch the destroyer? Looked like it as it spat off a length and reared into Trott's gloves. Johnson is so pleased he even has a sledge at Trott, who looks entirely nonplussed

61.6

Johnson to Trott, 2 runs, Trott will make thousands of runs like this, stepping over to the off side and working a couple to midwicket

England 193/2   IJL Trott 17* (37b)

63.1

Johnson to Trott, no run, Johnson slings up a full one and spins on his heels in alarm as he sees Trott drive firmly back down the ground, fortunately for the bowler mid-off scooted around in time

63.2

Johnson to Trott, no run, Trott shuffles a long way to the off side here and plays across his pads, drawing an "oooh" from the bowler

63.3

Johnson to Trott, no run, touch wider of off here, perhaps it was an intentional tempter, but I'm not sure Johnson can intend anything to great effect, Trott squeezed his drive to point

63.4

Johnson to Trott, no run, this is a decent delivery, nothing fancy, just on and around off stump

63.5

Johnson to Trott, no run, with his low, low arm Johnson has to dig it in very short to get a bouncer up, gives Trott eras to get under it

63.6

Johnson to Trott, no run, right, note this moment, I saw swing. Swing for Johnson! Reverse swing too, nothing huge but it just bent away late to Trott as he defended. Worth keeping an eye on

England 193/2   IJL Trott 17* (43b)

64.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, bouncer to finish the over, Trott ducks under it

England 196/2   IJL Trott 17* (44b)

65.4

Johnson to Trott, no run, oops, that's the Mitch that terrifies everyone in Australia, shoved well across the batsman outside off stump

65.5

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, good delivery here, caught Trott on the hop as a shortish ball zipped through and hurried Trott as he tried to pull, still collected a safe single to fine leg to bring up England's 200

England 200/2   IJL Trott 18* (46b)

66.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, no sledging from Hilfenhaus, he just bowls straight and gets on with his life, must seem like another world for Mitch

66.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, more good lines from Hilfenhaus, good length too and Trott has to defend

66.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 2 runs, without having quite the same elan, Trott has flicked this from outside off through midwicket in a very Pietersen-like way, top shot really

66.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, having taken the couple Trott can now reward himself with an expansive leave

66.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 wide, oops, Hilfenhaus slips in delivery and serves up a Johnson-esque wide one outside off, so wide in fact that the umpire has to say something

66.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 run, flicked around the corner for a strike-turner

England 204/2   IJL Trott 21* (51b)

67.1

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, since I mentioned Johnson might have swung one it has all been gun-barrel straight, this is too short anyway and Trott works his short-arm pull to fine leg for one

67.5

Johnson to Trott, no run, pushed up fuller and wide of Trott, who thinks better of playing

67.6

Johnson to Trott, no run, careful defence to end the over, not a bad one from Johnson

England 206/2   IJL Trott 22* (54b)

69.1

Johnson to Trott, 2 runs, Johnson searching for swing again, allows Trott to lean a couple through cover

69.2

Johnson to Trott, no run, pushed across Trott, the swing tailing away with the angle is not as worrying for the batsman as the inducking variety, so Trott leaves comfortably

69.3

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, nurdled to leg in the most routine of fashions

69.6

Johnson to Trott, no run, solid back-foot defence from Trott to finish the over

England 210/2   IJL Trott 25* (58b)

71.1

Smith to Trott, no run, very good start from Smith, tossed up and finds a good length and line, Trott gets forward to defend

71.2

Smith to Trott, no run, again Trott carefully is forced forward to defend a tossed-up delivery

71.3

Smith to Trott, 1 run, plenty of drift for Smith with the breeze, touch overpitched and allows Trott to sweep a single

England 211/2   IJL Trott 26* (61b)

72.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Hilfenhaus finds a touch of extra bounce and it zips past the edge of Trott's defensive blade

72.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Trott plays back when he should have played forward and as a result gets into an awkward, hurried position as he defends

72.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, this is outside off and gives Trott to relief of a leave

72.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, excellent length, dragging Trott forward, good line too and defence is the only option

72.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, patted firmly to mid-on, if you want to know more about the delivery you should really be sending your questions in to chatterbox@cricinfo.com

72.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, careful defence to end another probing Hilfenhaus over

England 219/2   IJL Trott 26* (67b)

74.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, just back of a good length outside off stump and Trott gets everything behind a defensive block

74.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, more good lines and lengths from the luckless Hilfenhaus, more good defence from Trott

74.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, touch fuller here, draws Trott forward to block back to the bowler

74.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 run, the fifty stand is up thanks to a leg-side nudge for one, very patient stand but an important one after the two early wickets

England 220/2   IJL Trott 27* (71b)

75.1

Smith to Trott, no run, Smith finds an excellent length and line and a hint of spin too, Trott watches it all and defends

75.2

Smith to Trott, no run, hint of a false shot here as Trott is hurried in defence

75.3

Smith to Trott, no run, very good line from Smith around off stump, Trott pops forward to block

75.4

Smith to Trott, no run, very studious, head-over-ball defence

75.5

Smith to Trott, 4 runs, tossed up but the drift slips this a touch too far to leg stump and Trott works it firmly through midwicket, runs very hard to pick up an all-run four

75.6

Smith to Trott, no run, carefully defended to end the session

England 226/2   IJL Trott 31* (77b)

76.4

Watson to Trott, no run, a watchful start from Trott, getting across to off and defending into the leg side

76.5

Watson to Trott, FOUR, poor bowling this, lobbed down on leg stump and Trott just had to get bat on it to get that down to the fine leg boundary

76.6

Watson to Trott, no run, better finish as Watson hits a good length on off stump, but the damage has been done in this over...

England 235/2   IJL Trott 35* (80b 1x4)

77.2

Smith to Trott, no run, Trott stays deep in the crease and defends quietly to off

77.3

Smith to Trott, no run, nicely flighted, Trott stays back all the same and defends

77.4

Smith to Trott, no run, tossed up once again, not much turn though as Trott defends

77.5

Smith to Trott, no run, Trott is finally drawn onto the front foot, leaning forward to tap this back down the track

77.6

Smith to Trott, no run, whipped with powerful forearms into the leg side, but straight to the midwicket fielder

England 236/2   IJL Trott 35* (85b 1x4)

78.2

Watson to Trott, no run, on a length outside off, defended firmly into the covers

78.3

Watson to Trott, no run, gentle medium pace on a decent length, nudged back by Trott

78.4

Watson to Trott, no run, fuller this time, Trott closes the bat face slightly too early as he aims to drive and the ball dribbles towards mid-on

78.5

Watson to Trott, no run, defended stubbornly into the leg side

78.6

Watson to Trott, no run, dished up outside off and inviting the drive, Trott leans forward and gets a good connection on the shot, but places it right towards the extra cover fielder

England 237/2   IJL Trott 35* (90b 1x4)

79.2

Smith to Trott, 1 run, sliding down the leg side, nudged in that direction for one

79.4

Smith to Trott, no run, good line from Smith, steady defence from Trott

79.5

Smith to Trott, no run, Trott bends into a premeditated sweep and is beaten somewhat by the flight as the ball hits his front pad ... definitely heading down leg however

79.6

Smith to Trott, no run, Trott stays back this time, tapping to cover

England 240/2   IJL Trott 36* (94b 1x4)

81.1

Harris to Trott, FOUR, inside edge! Not the most dangerous start from Harris, but a loose drive from Trott sees the ball take a thick inside edge and rocket just past the leg stump

81.2

Harris to Trott, no run, this one snakes away through the air and Trott is much tighter in defence

81.3

Harris to Trott, 1 run, tapped between midwicket and mid-on for one

England 251/2   IJL Trott 41* (97b 2x4)

82.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Hilfenhaus goes full in the search for swing, but there's not a lot on offer and Trott hammers a good-looking drive to mid-on

82.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, full again, Trott moves forward to defend

82.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 2 runs, just slightly too straight from Hilfenhaus, it's the line for the outswinger but it's just not swinging and is easily flicked to fine leg

82.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, better line this time, right on off stump and Trott defends

82.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 run, short, not the bouncer though and Trott is in no hurry cracking a pull out into the deep

England 254/2   IJL Trott 44* (102b 2x4)

83.1

Harris to Trott, no run, whoa! Where has that come from? This hit the pitch and jagged away from Trott, who was leaning forward to defend. Beaten on the outside edge by surprising bounce from that length, great seam position from Harris too

83.2

Harris to Trott, no run, slightly wider of off, this time Trott opts for safety and leaves alone

83.3

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott hops back to defend this to cover

83.4

Harris to Trott, 1 run, with the weight on the back foot once more, Trott works to leg to pick up one

England 255/2   IJL Trott 45* (106b 2x4)

84.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 run, a thick inside edge bounces past the stumps and down to fine leg, single taken

84.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, nicely straight from Hilfenhaus, tapped back to the bowler

England 261/2   IJL Trott 46* (108b 2x4)

85.2

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott takes a length delivery on the walk and works it to mid-on

85.3

Harris to Trott, no run, full in the channel outside off, Trott is solid in defence

85.4

Harris to Trott, no run, beaten by a fabulous ball from Harris! He's been seaming them in, but this one hit the pitch and moved away from the bat to beat the edge

85.5

Harris to Trott, no run, just short of a good length, chopped down to gully

85.6

Harris to Trott, no run, and a well-judged leave to end the over

England 262/2   IJL Trott 46* (113b 2x4)

88.1

Siddle to Trott, no run, full and snaking in through the air, driven to cover

88.2

Siddle to Trott, no run, Trott leans forward with perfect balance and aims another drive at mid-off this time

88.3

Siddle to Trott, no run, the stock inswinger from Siddle, full outside off and driven to cover

88.4

Siddle to Trott, 3 runs, starting too straight from Siddle, and Trott flicks confidently through the midwicket field ... Ponting is up and after the ball and hurls in an accurate throw, Trott has to get the dive out to get back but is he safe? The third umpire is called into action ... and he's just safe. That was tight!

England 270/3   IJL Trott 49* (117b 2x4)

89.1

Harris to Trott, 1 run, fifty for Trott, and he gets it with a tap-and-run single into the leg side. A far better call than the last one...

89.3

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott reaches out to a delivery outside off and defends to cover point

89.4

Harris to Trott, no run, slightly wider of off, left alone by Trott

89.5

Harris to Trott, no run, pushed wide of off once again, but Trott's patience is exemplary and he lets it go by unmolested

89.6

Harris to Trott, 3 runs, too short and Trott swivels into a controlled pull in front of square

England 277/3   IJL Trott 53* (122b 2x4)

90.1

Siddle to Trott, no run, Siddle resumes, it's been a different game from his end, and he starts full around off stump and Trott full-faces to mid-off

90.2

Siddle to Trott, no run, this finds a false shot of sorts as Trott inside edges to square leg

90.3

Siddle to Trott, no run, enough width outside off stump and it stays low on its way through to Haddin's ankles

90.4

Siddle to Trott, no run, back of a length and Trott punches with no great power to cover

90.5

Siddle to Trott, no run, ooh, good delivery from Siddle, who is still pounding up to the crease, nips back from a length and Trott is hurried in defence, just about jabbing an inside edge down on time

90.6

Siddle to Trott, FOUR, that's an excellent shot, really was, Siddle was only a fraction short and Trott short-arm flicks a pull shot through midwicket for four

England 281/3   IJL Trott 57* (128b 3x4)

91.4

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, touch short again and Trott whips it to midwicket for a single

91.6

Johnson to Trott, no run, Trott shuffles into a forward block and Johnson gets a cheer for his wicket-taking over

England 283/4   IJL Trott 58* (130b 3x4)

93.1

Johnson to Trott, no run, Johnson's run up is a touch more sprightly after his wicket and he lands this around off stump, worked to midwicket

93.2

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

93.3

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, back of a length and Trott works to deep square for a single

England 284/4   IJL Trott 59* (133b 3x4)

94.1

Siddle to Trott, no run, Siddle hurries up to the crease and delivers a good ball outside off stump that Trott leaves alone

94.2

Siddle to Trott, 2 runs, this is worked in typical Trott fashion to deep square for one, no fuss, just another couple

94.3

Siddle to Trott, no run, touch shorter of a length and Trott stands taller to punch a defence to cover

94.4

Siddle to Trott, no run, similar ball, hitting the deck hard and a similar shot, Trott punching his defence into the off side

94.5

Siddle to Trott, no run, Siddle has earned himself a future five-for here, he's really done well, maintaining good lines and good pace too, Trott defends

94.6

Siddle to Trott, no run, left all alone outside off stump to finish the over

England 286/4   IJL Trott 61* (139b 3x4)

95.4

Johnson to Trott, no run, nothing happening in the air or off the pitch here, just slung outside off stump and left alone

95.5

Johnson to Trott, no run, Trott stands tall to defend to point

95.6

Johnson to Trott, no run, goodness me, another short ball almost finds success, nothing more than a long-hop really and Trott aims a pull but misses

England 286/5   IJL Trott 61* (142b 3x4)

96.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, touch outside off stump and Trott leaves alone

96.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Hilfenhaus adjusts his line and finds a walking forward block from Trott

96.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 2 runs, Trott's off-side shuffle earns him another couple as he picks it off to fine leg

96.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, careful defence to end another Hilfenhaus over

England 289/5   IJL Trott 63* (146b 3x4)

98.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Hilfenhaus continues his exhibition of 'steady' and Trott blocks securely

98.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, this time Trott blocks off the front foot

98.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, nothing particularly threatening from the bowler but at least the line is good and Trott pats to mid-off

98.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, a fraction short this time and Trott blocks to cover

98.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, steady defence from bowler and batsman really

98.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, left all alone outside off stump, Hilfenhaus spins on his heels after delivering and marches off to his fielding position

England 294/5   IJL Trott 63* (152b 3x4)

99.4

Johnson to Trott, no run, calm and careful defence from Trott, I bet he's barely noticed what's been going on, such is his bubble

99.5

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, worked off the pads for a single to midwicket

England 297/5   IJL Trott 64* (154b 3x4)

100.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, this is full outside off stump and left alone

100.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, well, Australia need a lesson in leaving after their first-innings display and Trott is giving a fine exhibition of the shot at the moment

100.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, this is a touch shorter and Trott flicks to midwicket but picks out the fielder

100.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 run, Hilfenhaus's line errs leg side so Trott works a single around the corner, simple tactic - making the bowler come to you - but mighty effective

England 302/5   IJL Trott 65* (158b 3x4)

101.1

Johnson to Trott, 2 runs, Trott picks up where he left off, accumulating another couple of runs with a neat flick to leg

101.2

Johnson to Trott, 2 runs, Trott scores so many runs in the area between midwicket and mid-on and now he picks up two more with another carbon-copy nudge into the leg side

101.3

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, identical ball from Johnson, short of a good length on off stump, and for the third time Trott targets midwicket ... this time it's just the one run

England 309/5   IJL Trott 70* (161b 3x4)

102.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Hilfenhaus on the mark straight away, zoning in on off stump as Trott defends

102.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, width offered this time, but the cut shot goes straight to point

102.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, this one curves in through the air and may have kept a little low. Trott gets the bat down in good time to defend, however

102.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 run, tapped into the gap at cover, and they take the chance for a quick single

England 312/5   IJL Trott 71* (165b 3x4)

103.1

Johnson to Trott, no run, full of length to start from Johnson, and Trott drives gently to mid-on

103.2

Johnson to Trott, no run, Johnson keeps the ball in Trott's half, this time the drive goes into the off side

103.3

Johnson to Trott, no run, Trott looks for runs at midwicket with that characteristic shuffling clip, but picks out the field

103.4

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, short on off stump, but not quite the bouncer and Trott is in no trouble getting right on top of the ball and pulling down to fine leg

England 313/5   IJL Trott 72* (169b 3x4)

104.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, full outside off, Trott can't break through the off-side field with the drive however

104.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, straighter and shorter of length this time, Trott presents the full face to push the ball to mid-on

104.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, FOUR, four runs! Hilfenhaus was aiming for the surprise yorker but just got it slightly wrong and sent the ball down the leg side. Is that bat or pad? Given as runs

104.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, ouch! A thick inside edge cannons into the inside of Trott's knee, behind the pad. He's down immediately and looks to be in some pain. Prior calls the physio out straight away ... he's flexing the knee now, and is up once again. He hasn't asked for a runner, just a couple of painkillers and a sip of water

104.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, width on the ball invites the forcing shot through the off side, but the ball goes straight to the man at point

104.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, pinged down right at off stump, Trott gets into line to defend

England 317/5   IJL Trott 76* (175b 4x4)

105.3

Johnson to Trott, no run, fuller, Trott shuffles across to off and drives to mid-on

105.4

Johnson to Trott, 3 runs, full and wide, Trott places the drive in front of cover point and picks up three runs

England 321/5   IJL Trott 79* (177b 4x4)

106.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, hint of inswing from Hilfenhaus, Trott plays watchfully to mid-on. He bends and flexes the knee after playing the shot, and still looks to be in considerable discomfort after that blow

106.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg for one

England 322/5   IJL Trott 80* (179b 4x4)

107.1

Harris to Trott, no run, a real loosener first up, not much pace at all as Trott leaves outside off. Harris still manages to get it through to Haddin without a bounce

107.2

Harris to Trott, no run, short of a good length, Trott gets back and across and jabs the ball hard back down the wicket

107.3

Harris to Trott, no run, another inside edge onto the inside of the left leg! This one hits the pad though. Trott can see the funny side, smiling as he walks away from the wicket. He's been in the wars in the last few overs

107.4

Harris to Trott, FOUR, superb on-drive from Trott! Mid-on was wide, so he went straight and got great timing and placement on the shot

107.5

Harris to Trott, 1 run, Trott picks up the length early, getting across to work the ball off his hip and out through square leg

England 333/5   IJL Trott 85* (184b 5x4)

108.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 run, nudged into the leg side, splitting the field for a single

108.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, chopped down hard, but straight to gully on the bounce

108.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, full on off stump from Hilfenhaus this time, driven to mid-on

108.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 run, strange little shot, almost a tennis forehand, but straight down towards midwicket. One run the result

England 340/5   IJL Trott 87* (188b 5x4)

109.1

Harris to Trott, no run, wide, not quite full enough for the drive and Trott toe-ends into the covers

109.2

Harris to Trott, no run, very full this time, perhaps the attempted yorker from Harris. It tailed in through the air, too, but Trott was equal to it and dug the ball out into the off side

109.3

Harris to Trott, no run, nicely driven this time, but picking the extra cover fielder

109.4

Harris to Trott, no run, gentle seam movement away from the bat off a good length, but wide of off and easily left alone

109.5

Harris to Trott, no run, fuller and wider still, Trott leans forward into a classical leave

109.6

Harris to Trott, no run, after such a good leave, just a bit of a nothing shot from Trott. It was full and wide and he might well have left it - or aimed a drive into the covers. He did neither, just pushing the bat softly out and letting the ball hit it

England 340/5   IJL Trott 87* (194b 5x4)

110.2

Clarke to Trott, 2 runs, Clarke continues from round the wicket, nudged down to fine leg

110.3

Clarke to Trott, 1 run, Clarke labours to the crease, looking very stiff as he does so, and Trott jabs through midwicket

110.5

Clarke to Trott, 1 run, speared down the leg side, another easy single taken

England 346/5   IJL Trott 91* (197b 5x4)

112.1

Clarke to Trott, 1 run, worked off the pads to one of those boundary riders on the leg side

England 348/5   IJL Trott 92* (198b 5x4)

113.1

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott aims a off drive to a fullish delivery it skews off the inside edge to mid-on

113.2

Harris to Trott, no run, this is driven with more than a hint of outside edge straight to point

113.3

Harris to Trott, no run, good wheels from Harris pints Trott back in defence

113.4

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott is desperately shuffling across his stumps trying to work another to leg, but Harris follows further outside off

113.5

Harris to Trott, no run, wide outside off stump and Trott has a dart, flashing and missing

113.6

Harris to Trott, no run, good tactics from Australia, trying to dry Trott up in the 90s by landing outside off, Trott happy to have a go but keeps picking out fielders

England 348/5   IJL Trott 92* (204b 5x4)

114.2

Clarke to Trott, 1 run, Trott's trusty inside edge earns him a single into the square leg region

114.4

Clarke to Trott, 1 run, yup, the milking of Clarke has begun, Trott picking off a riskless single to deep midwicket

England 352/5   IJL Trott 94* (206b 5x4)

115.1

Harris to Trott, no run, Harris has settled into a decent groove here and hurries Trott in defence around off stump

115.2

Harris to Trott, no run, Harris fires another up outside off and Trott happily driving to cover

115.3

Harris to Trott, 1 run, this time the drive pierces the ring of offside fielders, gets Trott a single to take him to 95

England 353/5   IJL Trott 95* (209b 5x4)

117.1

Harris to Trott, 2 runs, lovely stroke, Harris has been feeding Trott drives outside off and this one is timed very well into a gap at extra cover for a couple

117.2

Harris to Trott, FOUR, that is a superb hundred from Trott, gets there fittingly with a leg-side flick off his toes through the midwicket region for four, celebrates with his customary single arm lofted in the air. It's been a pretty chanceless knock and he's helping take England out of sight here

117.3

Harris to Trott, no run, ideal post-hundred delivery for the batsman, outside off stump and left alone

117.4

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott is forced to play at this but does so with consummate ease in defence

117.5

Harris to Trott, FOUR, four more! Not where he intended but a full ball finds the outside edge of a loose drive, it sped past the slips to the third man boundary

117.6

Harris to Trott, 1 run, this is driven again, but more carefully to cover for a single

England 365/5   IJL Trott 106* (215b 7x4)

118.1

Smith to Trott, 1 run, Smith floats up a full ball on Trott's toes which can only mean one thing - a leg-side nurdle for one

England 366/5   IJL Trott 107* (216b 7x4)

120.1

Smith to Trott, no run, Smith going around the wicket now, looking to land it in some rough, Trott is not bothered and defends from the back foot

120.2

Smith to Trott, 1 run, Trott has scored plenty off his legs, and gets another here as Smith's line errs

120.5

Smith to Trott, 1 run, very short again and Trott bunts through straightish midwicket

England 376/5   IJL Trott 109* (219b 7x4)

121.1

Siddle to Trott, no run, Siddle bustles in, looking like it's the first over of the series, finds a good line but is a touch short and Trott has time to defend off the back foot

121.2

Siddle to Trott, FOUR, Trott gets four for this but he looked hurried on the shot, steering a back-cut past the slips to the third man rope, the extra bounce meant he lost his bottom hand as he played the shot but still controlled it well

121.3

Siddle to Trott, no run, confidently driven but straight to mid-off

121.4

Siddle to Trott, no run, Siddle hugging off stump with his line but only to find the middle of a secure defensive blade

121.5

Siddle to Trott, 2 runs, maybe a sign of indrift here, but the line was too close to Trott's pads and he flicked two more wide of fine leg

121.6

Siddle to Trott, no run, this keeps a touch low, which is the sort of thing which will excite England no end, Trott jabs away a defence

England 384/5   IJL Trott 115* (225b 8x4)

122.2

Smith to Trott, 1 run, better delivery, more air and fuller, but Trott does what he does best and works a single to midwicket to bring up the 100-run stand

122.5

Smith to Trott, no run, studious defence off the back foot from Trott

122.6

Smith to Trott, 1 run, good shot for a single here, Trott flicking to midwicket with good timing

England 388/5   IJL Trott 117* (228b 8x4)

123.1

Siddle to Trott, no run, Siddle hustles and bustles and lands this outside off stump, all of which means nothing but a leave

123.2

Siddle to Trott, no run, Trott wafts at this, connects fine so no alarms but a bit of a nothing shot

123.3

Siddle to Trott, no run, this is stroked out into the off side

123.4

Siddle to Trott, no run, Siddle pinning Trott back only to find a very sturdy defensive pat to cover

123.5

Siddle to Trott, no run, good ball, excellent yorker with a touch of inswing, surprised Trott but he managed to stab down in time to keep it out

123.6

Siddle to Trott, no run, another yorker, good one too and blocked out

England 388/5   IJL Trott 117* (234b 8x4)

124.2

Smith to Trott, no run, Trott stays deep in the crease to defend a gentle legbreak

124.3

Smith to Trott, no run, same again from both batsman and bowler, Trott just goes on and on in the same vein

124.4

Smith to Trott, no run, fuller this time, Trott steps forward and drives it back to the bowler

124.5

Smith to Trott, FOUR, bad ball from Smith - a low full toss - but what superb timing and placement from Trott, threading the gap at midwicket perfectly

124.6

Smith to Trott, no run, good finish from Smith, nice and tight on middle and off and Trott defends

England 393/5   IJL Trott 121* (239b 9x4)

125.2

Siddle to Trott, no run, full and wide of off, Trott nails a square drive but finds Hughes at point

125.3

Siddle to Trott, no run, Siddle bustles in and still, at this late stage, finds the energy to extract some life out of the pitch, hitting the deck hard and getting the ball to seam away and beat the outside edge of Trott's defensive push

125.4

Siddle to Trott, no run, just short of a good length, tapped defensively to leg

125.5

Siddle to Trott, FOUR, long half-volley from Siddle, and Trott dispatches him through cover with great authority. There's England's 400

125.6

Siddle to Trott, no run, back of a length on off stump, Trott extends himself to his full height and prods it down behind point

England 400/5   IJL Trott 125* (244b 10x4)

127.1

Johnson to Trott, no run, loosener on middle and off, it keeps slightly low as Trott works to leg

127.2

Johnson to Trott, no run, mis-directed down the leg side. Not a horribly wide delivery, but would've been called wide in a limited-overs game

127.3

Johnson to Trott, no run, Johnson finds a line outside off, Trott is solid in defence

127.4

Johnson to Trott, no run, well-directed bouncer from Johnson, Trott is taken slightly by surprise and pulls out of the hook at the very last moment

127.5

Johnson to Trott, no run, outside off this time, judiciously left alone by Trott

127.6

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, full and very wide indeed from Johnson, Trott really has to stretch to get to this one but manages to get it through gully

England 405/5   IJL Trott 126* (250b 10x4)

128.1

Smith to Trott, no run, a gentle legbreak from Smith, Trott gets right back and cracks it to mid-on

128.2

Smith to Trott, 1 run, tapped out through cover point for an undramatic single

128.5

Smith to Trott, no run, tapped back to the bowler

128.6

Smith to Trott, FOUR, such timing! This was nothing more than a firm push down the ground, but it beat the bowler and once it was past mid-on, raced away!

England 415/5   IJL Trott 131* (254b 11x4)

129.3

Johnson to Trott, no run, Johnson slams the ball down at his feet and the ball balloons high over Trott. Is that not a wide? Apparently not

129.4

Johnson to Trott, no run, short again, much better direction this time and the ball appears to burst past the glove on the way through to Haddin ... the 'keeper wants a review here, but that seems pretty unlikely. That must've been mighty close to the glove

129.5

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, dropped into the covers for one

England 421/5   IJL Trott 132* (257b 11x4)

130.1

Watson to Trott, 2 runs, short to start, and Trott aims a swivel-pull down to that man at fine leg

130.2

Watson to Trott, no run, fuller this time, driven back to the bowler

130.3

Watson to Trott, no run, gentle inswing from Watson, Trott defends to mid-on

130.4

Watson to Trott, no run, this time Trott is looking for runs on the leg side, but a well-played glance finds the fielder

130.5

Watson to Trott, no run, swinging in to the off stump, pushed to mid-on

130.6

Watson to Trott, no run, solid defence to cover

England 427/5   IJL Trott 134* (263b 11x4)

131.2

Johnson to Trott, no run, a harmless bouncer sails over Trott's head

131.3

Johnson to Trott, no run, there's some spice from Johnson! A much better ball than the last, he gets this one to rise from just short of a good length. Past the outside edge

131.4

Johnson to Trott, FOUR, paddle-pull to another short ball, Hilfenhaus runs round at fine leg to cut it off but the ball evades him, much to the Barmy Army's amusement

131.5

Johnson to Trott, no run, another wasted short ball that bounces high over the batsman. No danger

131.6

Johnson to Trott, no run, and another bouncer to finish, this time a reasonable one. A mixed over from Johnson, to say the least

England 432/5   IJL Trott 138* (268b 12x4)

132.4

Watson to Trott, no run, appreciable inswing for Watson, but at a gentle pace and easily defended

132.5

Watson to Trott, no run, fuller on off stump, pushed back to the bowler on the bounce

132.6

Watson to Trott, no run, curling in from outside off, defended into the leg side

England 437/5   IJL Trott 138* (271b 12x4)

134.1

Watson to Trott, 1 run, leg-stump half-volley, clipped firmly out to deep square leg

England 440/5   IJL Trott 139* (272b 12x4)

135.1

Johnson to Trott, no run, good length, but well wide of off and Trott is only too happy to leave alone. A wasted delivery

135.2

Johnson to Trott, no run, back of a length and angled into the body this time, Trott stays deep in the crease and works into the leg side

135.3

Johnson to Trott, no run, outside off, Trott leans into his umpteenth leave of the day

135.4

Johnson to Trott, no run, straighter, and the crowd are brought alive as Johnson collects the ball in his follow-through and threatens to throw the stumps down

135.5

Johnson to Trott, no run, gentle stuff from Johnson at the end of the day, and Trott defends off the front foot

135.6

Johnson to Trott, 2 runs, runs off the final ball, two of them as Trott taps a full, wide ball through cover point. They run the second and as the Australian fielders start to wander off, Trott re-marks his guard, as is his wont

England 444/5   IJL Trott 141* (278b 12x4)

137.1

Siddle to Trott, no run, starts well, hitting a fullish length around off stump and Trott defends

137.2

Siddle to Trott, no run, this is full again and straight, Trott is nonplussed as always and shuffles across his stumps to defend

137.3

Siddle to Trott, no run, Siddle ventures outside off stump, Trott of course doesn't and leaves alone

137.4

Siddle to Trott, no run, oh, tough luck for Siddle here, nips one away from a good length, finds a genuine outside edge but it falls short of Watson at first slip. Haddin might have had a go at diving across perhaps

137.5

Siddle to Trott, no run, this is back to a full length on the stumps and Trott defends

137.6

Siddle to Trott, 3 runs, first runs of the morning and comes not from Trott's routine leg-side nudge but instead a stylish back-foot drive square of the wicket on the off side

England 447/5   IJL Trott 144* (284b 12x4)

138.1

Harris to Trott, no run, Harris continues to hammer away on a good length and line, decent wheels too, Trott defends crisply to mid-on

138.2

Harris to Trott, no run, a fuller length draws Trott forward and a skewed drive finds point

138.3

Harris to Trott, no run, Harris has been excellent this morning and finds a good length that Trott defends

138.4

Harris to Trott, no run, sharp delivery, shaping in a touch and Trott hurries into a defensive prod

138.5

Harris to Trott, no run, Trott can't resist a bit of width and flashes an edgy drive that is smartly fielded in the gully

138.6

Harris to Trott, no run, maiden over for Harris and a good one too, finishes with Trott hurrying to defend

England 447/5   IJL Trott 144* (290b 12x4)

139.2

Siddle to Trott, no run, this is closer to the stumps and Trott watches it carefully onto his defensive blade

139.3

Siddle to Trott, no run, full and straight from the bowler, much the same from the bat

139.4

Siddle to Trott, no run, Siddle drags his length back a fraction and it zips off the wicket over a slightly loose outside edge

139.5

Siddle to Trott, 2 runs, this time Trott manages to connect with an off-side push, sending it past cover for a couple

139.6

Siddle to Trott, no run, resolute forward defence to finish the over, not the sort of thing you want to see if you are an Australian

England 452/5   IJL Trott 146* (295b 12x4)

141.4

Siddle to Trott, 1 run, this is steered behind point for a quick single

England 463/6   IJL Trott 147* (296b 12x4)

142.1

Harris to Trott, no run, this keeps a little low outside off stump, beyond that there is little to say about the delivery

142.2

Harris to Trott, no run, again this burrows through to Haddin outside off stump

142.3

Harris to Trott, 1 run, Harris ventures onto a line closer to off stump line and is rewarded with a forward push to cover for one

England 464/6   IJL Trott 148* (299b 12x4)

144.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, starts well enough, finding some gentle inswing, Trott shuffles across his stumps and nudges to leg

144.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Trott has a flash at some width outside off stump and picks out Steve Smith at point who collects and throws down the stumps, likeable fellow Smith

144.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, good length and line as always from Hilfenhaus, but just not much devil and Trott can easily defend

144.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, again Trott can easily defend but at least Hilfenhaus's line is good

144.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, beaten outside off, which won't happen much now that this pitch has settled, Trott had a flat-footed waft outside off and the ball kept a touch low

144.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, quiet over ends with more defence. It will be interesting to compare England's seamers with Australia's now that this pitch has flattened out

England 465/6   IJL Trott 148* (305b 12x4)

147.1

Johnson to Trott, 3 runs, one day Australia will learn not to bowl to Trott on his pads, until then he'll clip through midwicket happily, timing it well enough to bring up his 150

England 469/7   IJL Trott 151* (306b 12x4)

148.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Hilfenhaus does plenty of things right as a bowler, bit of swing, good lines, good lengths but just seems to find the middle of the bat too often

148.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, outside off stump and Trott won't play there

148.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, touch of swing back into Trott beats his defence and raps him on the thigh but it was heading over

148.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, once again Hilfenhaus locates the middle of a defensive bat

148.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, carefully stroked to cover, Australia want to keep Trott at this end

148.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, good delivery outside off stump is met with careful defence meaning that after drinks Swann will be on strike

England 473/7   IJL Trott 151* (312b 12x4)

149.5

Johnson to Trott, no run, tighter line from Johnson, and Trott is utterly solid in defence

149.6

Johnson to Trott, 3 runs, short and angling in to the ribs, Trott gets across and up on one leg to swivel-pull this down to fine leg. Good, controlled shot

England 483/7   IJL Trott 154* (314b 12x4)

150.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, fullish length half a foot outside off, Trott steps forward and cracks it to point

150.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, FOUR, driven with purpose and poise through straight mid-off! Wonderful piece of timing on the drive as Trott steps forward and presents the full face of the bat in one fluid motion

150.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, jabbed defensively to point once again

150.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Trott targets the leg side this time, but doesn't quite execute the shot well enough to get through the field

150.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 2 runs, now this will be runs, Trott shuffles across and flicks through square leg for a couple

150.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, tapped down to gully to finish the over

England 489/7   IJL Trott 160* (320b 13x4)

151.2

Johnson to Trott, no run, dug in short and rising over leg stump, Trott walks across and sways out of the way, briefly thinking about the hook

151.3

Johnson to Trott, 2 runs, this time he does hook as Johnson sends down another bumper, a controlled stroke races down to fine leg, where a sliding Hilfenhaus does very well to stop the boundary

151.4

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, fuller, nudged to midwicket for a single

England 495/7   IJL Trott 163* (323b 13x4)

152.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, full of length, in the channel outside off, rock solid defence to cover

152.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, a touch shorter from Hilfenhaus, but still up to the batsman. Trott steps half-forward but stays at the crease to defend once again

152.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, wide of off stump, tapped down to gully

152.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, again the ball goes to gully, this time with not nearly as much control and Trott takes the bottom hand off the bat as he plays the shot. It is, perhaps, the one area that he's looked vulnerable in. Excellent seam position from Hilfenhaus, but zero swing

152.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, tapped defensively to mid-off

152.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, and defended to cover point to end the over, another maiden for Hilfenhaus

England 499/7   IJL Trott 163* (329b 13x4)

153.2

Johnson to Trott, 2 runs, has this just plugged in the pitch? It certainly wasn't the slower one from Johnson, but Trott was far too early into the drive and the ball flew in the air, but dropping short of mid-off

153.3

Johnson to Trott, no run, tapped rather more safely along the ground to mid-off this time

153.4

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, short, with a hint of width that is increased by the angle of delivery, tapped to cover point for one

England 503/7   IJL Trott 166* (332b 13x4)

154.1

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, short, and wide enough to invite the forcing shot through the off side. The ball goes straight to point, however

154.2

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, much fuller, again Trott finds the fielder as he drives to mid-on

154.3

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, dropped down defensively on the off side

154.4

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, a miscued pull goes straight up in the air! But falls right in between all the converging fielders. It almost fell onto the non-striker's stumps, Hilfenhaus tried to turn in his follow-through, mid-on and mid-off rushed in and no-one could get there. That's got to be demoralising...

154.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, 1 run, cracked into the off side to rotate the strike

England 504/7   IJL Trott 167* (337b 13x4)

155.1

Siddle to Trott, no run, very full, and with a hint of reverse in to the batsman to start. Dug out to point

155.2

Siddle to Trott, 1 run, this one hits the seam and goes the other way, tapped into the covers for one. Already there seems more life in the pitch

155.4

Siddle to Trott, no run, Siddle charges in and sends one down full and wide, Trott toe-ends the drive and the ball goes nowhere

155.5

Siddle to Trott, no run, definite reverse here, on a fiery yorker! That's a superb delivery, but if Trott is anything he's 'in' and spots it early to dig it out

155.6

Siddle to Trott, no run, nipping in through the air and off the seam, tapped defensively to mid-on

England 506/7   IJL Trott 168* (342b 13x4)

156.5

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, good length from Hilfenhaus, defended to cover

156.6

Hilfenhaus to Trott, no run, Trott backs away as Hilfenhaus arrives at the crease, but is beaten outside off as he slashes at a wide one

England 509/8   IJL Trott 168* (344b 13x4)

157.6

Siddle to Trott, no run, full and aimed right at the off stump, Trott gives himself some room and flays a drive but finds the cover fielder

England 512/8   IJL Trott 168* (345b 13x4)
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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
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Match drawn
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