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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

0.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, flung down well wide of off stump to start, Strauss has a good look and leaves well alone

0.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, Hilfenhaus straightens his line and draws a defensive stroke from the England captain

0.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, a touch of swing there, bringing the ball back in to Strauss, who tucks to leg

0.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, again pushed very wide of off. The ball swings back in appreciably, but is still a good foot-and-a-half away from Strauss, who leaves

0.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, this time Strauss is struck on the pad, but there's barely even a hint of an appeal as that was clearly going down

0.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 run, tapped into space at cover, and Strauss is away

England 1/0   BW Hilfenhaus 1-0-1-0

2.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, outside off, and it's Cook this time leaving alone

2.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, these new-ball bowlers have got to get the batsmen playing here. Another delivery is allowed to sail harmlessly outside off

2.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, and again, the line is closer to the off stump but there's not much swing and certainly not enough to bring the ball back in line with the stumps

2.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, over-adjustment from Hilfenhaus, and Cook picks up a single to fine leg

2.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, short on middle, a decent bouncer but Strauss is underneath it in good time

2.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, short-ish once more, but this doesn't get up too high and is cracked out to deep square on the pull ... two runs the result

England 4/0   BW Hilfenhaus 2-0-4-0

4.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, another leave/miss from Strauss. He's wary of the swing back in that Hilfenhaus is capable of, although there's not been a lot of that on show as of yet

4.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, crisply placed through the covers off the front foot, and they sprint back for the second

4.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, tapped defensively into the off side

4.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, chopped down in defence once more, this time the ball goes behind square

4.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good line from Hilfenhaus, landing on middle and off, but Strauss is solid in defence

4.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, this one hits the seam and appears to move away towards the slips just a touch. Hint of extra bounce too, as Strauss takes the bottom hand off the bat in defence

England 14/0   BW Hilfenhaus 3-0-6-0

14.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, no sign of any lateral movement, but the line and length is good and Cook defends

14.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, another slightly edgy defensive shot, skews off the outer half of the bat to point

14.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, back of a length, Cook looked like he wanted to leave alone but ended up poking a drive to point

14.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, fuller here and draws Cook forward to push to mid-off

14.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, this is too wide of off to interest Cook

14.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, maiden over ends with Cook defending with an open face to point. High time for a drink apparently

England 52/0   BW Hilfenhaus 4-1-6-0

16.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, Cook picks up a sharp single by angling a defensive prod towards gully where Hussey fields with a dive, pick-up and throw

16.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, Strauss flicks across the line, gets two for it to deep square, but looked a touch risky

16.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, excellent leaving from Strauss, not being drawn into anything outside off

16.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, carefully defended from under his eyes

16.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, this finds the hint of outside edge, but no more than a hint and it runs away to gully

16.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, Strauss again works across the line of the ball, but he's clearly seeing it well enough now, and earns his team a couple

England 57/0   BW Hilfenhaus 5-1-11-0

18.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, Hilfenhaus lands the perfect hit-the-top-of-off length and line, only to find the middle of Strauss's defence

18.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, again width is offered and again it's resisted

18.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, too wide of off stump to draw Strauss into anything other than a leave

18.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, some excitement here for the Australian fielders as Strauss unfurls the curtain-rail leave instead of the arms-over-head version

18.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, ah, this time it's the "pfft, I ain't playing that" leave, where Strauss stays perfectly still in his stance to let the ball go by

18.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, and finally Strauss offers no shot by ducking under a shorter ball

England 57/0   BW Hilfenhaus 6-2-11-0

20.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, Hilfenhaus goes full in search of that swing Siddle just located, doesn't find it but the line is tidy and Cook defends

20.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, Cook decisively forward in defence to another good ball

20.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, solid and sturdy defence from Cook, he's really digging in here

20.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, Hilfenhaus is doing all he can, bowling the outside-off channel on a good length, but Cook's defence is proving solid

20.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, and again Cook rocks forward in defence

20.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, carefully prodded into the off side to end a good over from Hilfenhaus

England 58/0   BW Hilfenhaus 7-3-11-0

22.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, crisply-punched down the ground! That was nothing but a checked defensive push, but it pinged right out of the middle and down to long-on

22.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, much better length, Cook leans half forward to defend

22.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, four more, on the off side this time! An offering - short and wide outside off - is gleefully accepted and slapped hard behind point

22.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, Hilfenhaus recovers his line and length and Cook defends

22.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, more defence from Cook, rolling into the covers

22.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, tapped into the leg side, but this time Cook picks out the square leg fielder

England 66/0   BW Hilfenhaus 8-3-19-0

24.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, attempted yorker from Hilfenhaus, but it lands outside off and is easily dug out back to the bowler

24.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, Hilfenhaus strikes, Cook is out leg before! Or is he? He was deep in the crease as the ball thudded into the pad, and he asks for the review. And he's vindicated, a massive inside-edge on that, much to the enjoyment of the Barmy Army, who can see the replay on one of the big screens

24.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, long half-volley outside off, driven into the covers where the fielder cuts it off

24.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 2 runs, Cook aims for a pull, but the ball comes off the splice and loops over mid-on...

24.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, punched down the ground, and Hilfenhaus is on the ground as he watches the ball fizz past him. Nicely played straight drive

24.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 run, a thick inside edge rolls into the leg side for a quick single

England 77/0   BW Hilfenhaus 9-3-26-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 10-3-27-0

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

58.4

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, more defence from KP

58.5

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen pushes away from his body once more to a full, wide delivery. It wasn't there for the drive, not that he was even attempting one. A nothing shot really, and Australia won't mind seeing that

58.6

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 2 runs, worked off the hip down to fine leg

England 175/2   BW Hilfenhaus 11-3-30-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 12-4-30-0

62.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, this is full and swinging in a touch, Pietersen squeezes out to mid-on

62.2

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, smashing leave here, Pietersen's leaving has been poor this innings but this time he climbs into the shot, thrusting his arms high above his head

62.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, another excellent leave rewards a good Hilfenhaus delivery, hanging the ball around off stump

62.4

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, Hilfenhaus cuddles up even closer to off stump and forces an uncertain defensive prod from Pietersen

62.5

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, much more secure in defence here, the length was possibly a fraction - 1/8th perhaps - shorter than the delivery before and made all the difference as Pietersen could defend comfortably

62.6

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, maiden over, and a good one, ends with Pietersen defending to extra cover

England 193/2   BW Hilfenhaus 13-5-30-0

64.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, maybe my eyes are failing me but there is some reverse for Hilfenhaus now, wobbling it back into Pietersen who defends

64.2

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, good work from Hilfenhaus again, hanging the ball around off stump and getting a touch of wobble in the air, Pietersen stands still and feels for the ball, doesn't look secure in the process

64.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, this is a touch straighter from the bowler and Pietersen is in a better position to defend

64.4

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, careful defence again towards mid-on

64.5

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 3 runs, neatly played here, Pietersen uses the angle to flick one between mid-on and midwicket, timing it nicely

64.6

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

England 196/2   BW Hilfenhaus 14-5-33-0

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

66.6

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, very crisp Pietersen defence to end the over, worrying signs for Australia fans that

England 204/2   BW Hilfenhaus 15-5-37-0

68.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen wills himself to get fully across with his feet and defend carefully back down the pitch

68.2

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, good delivery outside off stump that Pietersen leaves studiously

68.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, very careful head-over-ball defence

68.4

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen is bubbling, he just looks in very good order, even defending to mid-off

68.5

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, 54 deliveries without a boundary now as Pietersen punches a drive to mid-off

68.6

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, some very good defence from Pietersen but emphasis Hilfenhaus's good work this morning, Australia have not allowed England to get (further) away this morning

England 206/2   BW Hilfenhaus 16-6-37-0

70.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, a straight ball is met by a straight bat. Can't put it fairer than that

70.2

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, more careful defence from the batsman

70.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, after some early fencing outside off, Pietersen has settled into some well-executed leaves

70.4

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, neat piece of fielding from Ponting at short midwicket saves runs after Pietersen clips confidently

70.5

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen defends off the front foot and spins on his heels to refocus, he looks in determined mood

70.6

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, more careful and studious defence means another Hilfenhaus maiden over. the Hilf has bowled very well today

England 210/2   BW Hilfenhaus 17-7-37-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 18-8-37-0

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

74.5

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, this is short but not short enough for the shot - an ambitious pull - that is through Pietersen too quickly. Hilfenhaus is unimpressed and wishes Pietersen some future ill-fortune

74.6

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 2 runs, banged in short again and this time Pietersen gets plenty on his pull shot, it races wide of deep square who scoots round quickly to keep it to two

England 222/2   BW Hilfenhaus 19-8-40-0

80.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, FOUR, full and straight, and Pietersen is on the front foot waiting for this. Smashed back down the ground

80.2

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, a hint of shape away from the bat, Pietersen drives watchfully to cover

80.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, curving gently away, Pietersen has a good look and leaves this alone outside off

80.4

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, Hilfenhaus continues to plug away outside off, Pietersen leaves well alone though

80.5

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, outside off and left once again. They should really get the batsmen playing at this new pill... surely

80.6

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 2 runs, off the outside edge as Pietersen is drawn forward into a half-hearted drive, but the ball goes almost straight down and into the gap between gully and slip

England 246/2   BW Hilfenhaus 20-8-46-0

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

82.6

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, punched firmly back towards the bowler, the ball ricochets into the stumps but Trott is safely home

England 254/2   BW Hilfenhaus 21-8-49-0

84.1

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

84.2

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, outside off and left well alone by Pietersen

84.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, Hilfenhaus pitches it up outside off, Pietersen steps forward to crunch a drive at mid-off

84.4

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, good length from Hilfenhaus, and some wobble through the air too. Defended to leg this time

84.5

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen goes to fifty in calm style, nudging gently into space on the leg side for a quick single

84.6

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

England 261/2   BW Hilfenhaus 22-8-51-0

96.1

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, first ball to Prior is pitched up and jabbed out to midwicket

96.2

Hilfenhaus to Prior, 1 run, this is worked away for a single into the leg side, gets Prior off the mark

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   BW Hilfenhaus 23-8-54-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 24-9-54-0

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

100.5

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, very careful defence from Prior this time

100.6

Hilfenhaus to Prior, 2 runs, touch short and enough width for Prior to unfurl a stylish back-foot drive through cover for a couple to end a very lively session!

England 304/5   BW Hilfenhaus 25-9-57-0

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

102.5

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, Prior leans into an aggressive drive ... the ball goes nowhere though, he's not found the middle of the bat with much regularity yet

102.6

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, very full on off stump, dug out to mid-off

England 312/5   BW Hilfenhaus 26-9-58-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 27-9-62-0

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

106.3

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, keeping a touch low and moving in through the air, Prior is back when he should be forward but manages to keep it out all the same

106.4

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, a flowing drive ... but the timing is completely off and the ball trickles slowly to mid-on

106.5

Hilfenhaus to Prior, FOUR, top-edged pull, and the ball balloons over Haddin's head! Down to the boundary, four more for Prior

106.6

Hilfenhaus to Prior, 2 runs, Hilfenhaus is mixing his lengths up well here, going very full again. He doesn't quite hit the yorker mark, though, and Prior works the ball through the leg side field

England 328/5   BW Hilfenhaus 28-9-69-0

108.1

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

108.2

Hilfenhaus to Prior, no run, full, Prior squirts a sliced drive towards point ... it was briefly in the air but falling well short

108.3

Hilfenhaus to Prior, 1 run, jabbed defensively down behind square on the leg side, the ball taking the inner half of the bat, and Trott calls him through for a quick 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   BW Hilfenhaus 29-9-72-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 30-10-72-0

146.1

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, bouncer to Swann, generates plenty of jeers and cheers from the crowd as Swann has to jerk out the line in a hurry

146.2

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, pretty well-judged leave this outside off stump, Swann wanted to play but somehow willed himself not to

146.3

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, back of a length this time and Swann stands tall to block

146.4

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, touch of indrift to Swann who shaped as if he was about to try something expansive before deciding to defend

146.5

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, hint of extra bouncer here outside off stump, doesn't trouble Swann who pushes to cover

146.6

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, Swann is basically a front-foot driver at the crease, he plays the shot so well but when the ball is back of a length he's not so smart and here the ball zips past the edge

England 466/7   BW Hilfenhaus 31-11-72-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 32-12-72-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 33-12-78-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 34-13-78-0

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

154.6

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, good line, tucking Swann up a touch as he defends into the covers

England 504/7   BW Hilfenhaus 35-13-79-0

156.1

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, flat-footed swish outside off from Swann, unsurprisingly he gets nowhere near it

156.2

Hilfenhaus to Swann, 2 runs, the effort ball from Hilfenhaus, banged into the pitch and rising on Swann, who pulls out to deep square

156.3

Hilfenhaus to Swann, OUT, what a catch! The crowd were quiet for a good few seconds before they realised a wicket had actually just fallen. Banged in short again by Hilfenhaus, Swann hooks and a thick edge flew fast and straight and looked to be going over Haddin's head ... but he timed his salmon-leap to perfection and got both hands to it

GP Swann c †Haddin b Hilfenhaus 22 (51m 28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

156.4

Hilfenhaus to Tremlett, 1 run, testing yorker to start, Tremlett jabs the bat down just in time and a thick inside edge goes between his legs and down on the leg side

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   BW Hilfenhaus 36-13-82-1

158.1

Hilfenhaus to Tremlett, OUT, Hilfenhaus gets another! Full, straight and reversing in enough to beat the inside edge of Tremlett's defensive poke and smash into middle stump

CT Tremlett b Hilfenhaus 4 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

158.2

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, no run, back of a length and angling across, landing on leg stump and defended to off

158.3

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, no run, short and rising into the ribs, Anderson hops to defend to leg

158.4

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, no run, pushed much wider across the left-hander, and now we see Anderson's leave. It has neither the trimmed down efficiency of Trott's, nor the confident pomp of Pietersen's but effective enough as leaves go

158.5

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, no run, wide, and left once again

158.6

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, 1 run, too straight from Hilfenhaus, nudged down to fine leg

England 513/9   BW Hilfenhaus 37-13-83-2
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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
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England won by an innings and 71 runs
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Match drawn
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