England tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011
The Ashes - 5th Test
England won by an innings and 83 runs
3,4,5,6,7 January 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
0.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, full and straight, a hint of outswing first up and Shane Watson drives it towards mid off

0.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, good tight line just outside off, Watson leaves it alone

0.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, straighter and no swing from Anderson, it's pushed to the leg side by Watson

0.4

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, very good ball, that's shorter but moving away and it squares Watson up, his thick edge runs to point and he's gifted an overthrow as Pietersen at gully throws to Prior running in, but somehow throws behind him

Australia 1/0   SR Watson 1* (4b)
1.1

Tremlett to Watson, no run, ah, good ball from Tremlett, nipping it back in to Watson, who leaves it alone based on the height - though he's lucky not to have taken that on the body

1.2

Tremlett to Watson, no run, straight bat from Watson as Tremlett again attacks the straight line

1.3

Tremlett to Watson, no run, a big stride and extravagant leave from Watson, as this ball sails not all that far over the off stump

1.4

Tremlett to Watson, no run, Watson launches a big drive, trying to force it through the covers but gets a thick inside edge into the ground and it's collected by Cook at short leg

1.5

Tremlett to Watson, 2 runs, that's a bit better from Watson, who takes a big stride forward and drives through cover, just punching it without too much follow-through

1.6

Tremlett to Watson, 1 no ball, again Watson tries to drive and gets an inside edge

1.6

Tremlett to Watson, no run, Watson leans forward to defend, and again Tremlett is probing just on off stump, good line once again

Australia 4/0   SR Watson 3* (11b)
2.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, excellent delivery from Anderson, angling in and then nipping away from Watson, who gets a thick edge along the ground to gully

2.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, angling in towards the pads, trying to squeeze through Watson's gate, but he is good enough to defend

2.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, shorter from Anderson this time, and Watson leaves it alone

2.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, left alone once again as Anderson probes outside off, getting just a hint of movement away

Australia 5/0   SR Watson 3* (15b)
4.1

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, nothing more than a defensive push to the off side from Watson, but he gets a single to mid-off - better judgment than when he ran Hughes out in the last Test

Australia 10/0   SR Watson 4* (16b)
5.1

Tremlett to Watson, no run, oh boy! How did Watson survive that!? Good movement in from Tremlett, a length that draws Watson forward to drive and it's nipped in off the seam, somehow missing the stumps - it's fizzed an inch or two over the bails

5.2

Tremlett to Watson, 1 run, another good ball angling in to Watson, who works it off the hips but in the air behind square leg, not exactly in control

5.6

Tremlett to Watson, no run, half a shout from behind the batsman as Watson leans forward and gets it off pad, and maybe bat, but the ball lands safely short of the slips

Australia 12/0   SR Watson 5* (19b)
6.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, angled on to the pads of Watson, who defends to leg

6.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, Anderson wants this lbw but Billy Bowden is not intersted - Watson was lunging forward and there was a big inside edge

6.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, another lbw shout and there's no bat on this one, but probably sailing down leg side and Watson for some reason couldn't get bat on that to clip it through midwicket

6.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, beaten outside off, very good delivery that looks to be moving in and then straightens off the seam

6.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, much shorter and left alone by Watson

Australia 13/0   SR Watson 5* (24b)
8.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, guided off the face along the ground to point

8.2

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, nipping in to Watson but too much down leg and he works it away fine, not able to pick up two runs as he's slipped over touching his bat down for the first

Australia 14/0   SR Watson 6* (26b)
9.1

Tremlett to Watson, no run, left alone well wide of off

9.2

Tremlett to Watson, no run, again Watson lunges forward to defend a ball that moves in, again he doesn't quite get the full face of the bat on to it

9.3

Tremlett to Watson, no run, nudged away to leg safely wide of Cook

9.4

Tremlett to Watson, no run, left alone outside off

9.5

Tremlett to Watson, no run, oh, is that a half-chance? Watson gets an inside edge onto his pad and it's lobbed in front of Cook at short leg, he dives forward and can't get there.

9.6

Tremlett to Watson, no run, defended back down the pitch

Australia 14/0   SR Watson 6* (32b)
10.2

Bresnan to Watson, no run, swinging away - and quite a lot of swing, left alone by Watson

10.3

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, this one swings on to the pads and Watson pushes forward without much commitment, it runs away off his pad to square leg

Australia 16/0   SR Watson 7* (34b)
11.1

Tremlett to Watson, no run, bounce and carry but too short to make Watson play, so he leaves it

11.2

Tremlett to Watson, no run, straighter line and Watson meets it with a straight bat, defending to leg

11.3

Tremlett to Watson, 1 leg bye, too much angle down leg this time and Watson works it away behind square

Australia 17/0   SR Watson 7* (37b)
12.1

Bresnan to Watson, 3 runs, Watson is squared up by Bresnan and gets a thick edge wide of the slips, it runs away towards third man and is chased down by Collingwood and Strauss, who can't keep it to two

Australia 20/0   SR Watson 10* (38b)
13.1

Tremlett to Watson, no run, good ball with some bounce outside off, Watson looks to defend and then draws the bat inside it

13.2

Tremlett to Watson, no run, hmm, this one has swung both ways, moving away from Watson and then tailing back as it goes through to Prior

13.3

Tremlett to Watson, no run, left alone outside off

13.4

Tremlett to Watson, no run, bouncer and well directed, but Watson seems to have all the time in the world to duck underneath this

13.5

Tremlett to Watson, 3 runs, driven through the leg side though a touch uppishly - Watson gets it wide enough of mid on to be safe and Anderson does the chasing

Australia 31/0   SR Watson 13* (43b)
14.1

Bresnan to Watson, no run, Bresnan continues and Watson is far happier jumping forward to him than Tremlett, blocks confidently to cover

14.2

Bresnan to Watson, no run, this thuds into the pads as Watson lunges forward, Bresnan offers an appeal but doesn't really mean it. It was going over

14.3

Bresnan to Watson, no run, marvellous, languid leave outside off stump. The leaving this morning has been sensational

14.4

Bresnan to Watson, no run, excellent judgement again outside off stump, Watson thundered forward as always, thought about playing before thinking better of it

14.5

Bresnan to Watson, 2 runs, ooh, Watson gets squared up, flinging his back leg out like a drunk dancer at an office party, it skews off the edge and runs away down towards third man

14.6

Bresnan to Watson, no run, no alarm this time, both front and back foot firmly grounded as Watson clunks a defence to cover

Australia 33/0   SR Watson 15* (49b)
15.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, beaten outside off to end the over. England have gone past the edge a lot this morning, which makes a change from others where they have found the edge

Australia 38/0   SR Watson 15* (50b)
16.5

Bresnan to Watson, no run, Bresnan shoves this into Watson and strikes him on the top of the pad as he lunges forward

16.6

Bresnan to Watson, no run, not a great over that, Bresnan is scratching away at the footholes too. Ends the over with a delivery outside off that Watson watches go by harmlessly

Australia 43/0   SR Watson 15* (52b)
18.1

Bresnan to Watson, no run, robust defence from Watson as he gets forward to a Bresnan length ball

18.2

Bresnan to Watson, no run, more careful defence from Watson, who again looks in good order

18.3

Bresnan to Watson, 2 runs, Watson gets a chance to drive and does so well, threading it through cover. Pietersen gives chase before unleashing a dismal throw that sails over an unimpressed Matt Prior

18.4

Bresnan to Watson, no run, this is a touch shorter and Watson defends off the back foot

18.5

Bresnan to Watson, no run, no need for Watson to play here outside off stump, so he doesn't

18.6

Bresnan to Watson, no run, left all alone again outside off stump to end the over. In tough conditions, the Australian openers are doing a mighty fine job. Might be time for a touch of Swann

Australia 45/0   SR Watson 17* (58b)
19.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, good leave again here, judged it on length and allowed it to nip back over the top of middle

19.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, good cricket. Anderson pitches up and nibbles away in the corridor, Watson judges a leave well again

19.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, again Watson pulls his bat high above his head. Nothing fancy from Australia but they have done a fine, fine job

Australia 46/0   SR Watson 17* (61b)
21.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, Anderson locates the right length and line here and forces Watson to defend

21.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, ended up a strange shot as Anderson nipped one back from a length. Watson had shaped to cut but it got awkward as the ball came back into him so he ended up leaping and guiding to point

21.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, this time it's left well alone

21.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, cracker. Anderson hasn't been at his best today but this is an absolute pearler, jagged away from a length past the outside edge

21.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, this is shorter and Watson can leave alone more comfortably

21.6

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, Anderson just drifts towards the leg side and Watson helps himself to a leg-side nudge for a single to square leg

Australia 51/0   SR Watson 18* (67b)
22.1

Swann to Watson, 1 run, Watson gets this on leg stump and fiddles around the corner for a single

Australia 52/0   SR Watson 19* (68b)
23.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, touch outside off stump and left all alone

23.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, full and straight from Anderson and Watson as it's patted up to mid-off

Australia 54/0   SR Watson 19* (70b)
25.1

Tremlett to Watson, no run, starts well, bringing Watson forward around off stump in splice-jarring defence

25.2

Tremlett to Watson, no run, once again Tremlett bangs it down on a length in the outside-off-stump channel, Watson draws his bat inside the line to leave alone

25.3

Tremlett to Watson, no run, good judgement again from Watson, leaving the ball on length as it nips away from off stump

25.4

Tremlett to Watson, no run, grunt from Tremlett as he delivers, banging it in just short of a length and squares Watson up in defence

25.5

Tremlett to Watson, no run, more careful leaving from Watson, he's lined up his off stump perfectly this morning

25.6

Tremlett to Watson, no run, excellent leave this one, possibly the best of the morning, Tremlett's delivery landed on an off-stump line but nipped away and Watson had none of it

Australia 54/0   SR Watson 19* (76b)
27.1

Tremlett to Watson, no run, interesting stuff this, Tremlett's natural length is heading over the stumps, which allows Watson to leave. But if Tremlett tries to go fuller it ends up floated a touch and Watson can drive

27.2

Tremlett to Watson, no run, again Watson gets to leave alone and it thuds into Prior's gloves. Needs to get Watson to play

27.3

Tremlett to Watson, 1 leg bye, this thuds into the thigh pad and it bobbles away for a single behind square

Australia 55/0   SR Watson 19* (79b)
28.1

Bresnan to Watson, no run, good start to a new spell as Bresnan finds a good length and line and Watson defends crisply

28.2

Bresnan to Watson, no run, thrown up full and wide, inviting a drive but Watson rejects the offer

28.3

Bresnan to Watson, no run, hint of swing here away from the off stump allowing Watson to leave alone

28.4

Bresnan to Watson, no run, Bresnan is trying desperately to draw Watson to push outside off stump but the batsman is leaving superbly

28.5

Bresnan to Watson, no run, this is bowling dry vs batting dry and it's working out very well for Australia

28.6

Bresnan to Watson, no run, good delivery to finish, this would have hit the top of off stump but Watson defended securely

Australia 55/0   SR Watson 19* (85b)
30.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, well wide of off stump from Anderson, and it's left by Watson

30.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, on middle and leg now, Watson defends, he's started cautiously after the break, as he was in the first session

30.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, defended back down the pitch

30.4

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, and finally Watson has struck his first boundary - it's taken 89 deliveries - and he clips through midwicket to a ball that strayed on to his pads

30.5

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, a quick single now as Watson pushes to leg

Australia 66/1   SR Watson 24* (90b 1x4)
32.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, left alone by Watson, who watches the ball nip back off the seam and sail well over off stump

32.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, Watson cuts into the ground but it's collected by Pietersen at gully

32.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, left alone outside off

32.4

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, shortish and wide of off, Watson cuts and it's a touch top-edgy but flies well and truly over the cordon and away to third man for a boundary

32.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, beautiful-looking on-drive from Watson, who leans forward and punches it off the middle of the bat, but he's managed to send it straight to mid-on

32.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, another big stride forward as Watson defends

Australia 79/1   SR Watson 28* (96b 2x4)
34.1

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, crashing pull from Watson! Beautiful shot as he gets a slightly shorter ball and lashes that over midwicket, not trying to keep it down but there is nobody in the deep

34.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, Watson gets forward to defend this one outside off

34.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, there's an lbw appeal now as Watson ploughs that front foot a long way down the pitch, and Billy Bowden says not out. It struck him above the knee roll and that was comfortably going over the top of leg

34.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, left alone outside off

34.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, good yorker - we haven't seen many of them today - and Watson jams the bat down to keep it out

34.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, Watson meets this with the full face of the bat to defend

Australia 83/1   SR Watson 32* (102b 3x4)
35.6

Tremlett to Watson, no run, left alone on length - it sails safely over the stumps

Australia 84/1   SR Watson 32* (103b 3x4)
37.1

Tremlett to Watson, no run, banged in short of a length and it's moving back in to Watson, who sways backwards to leave it

37.2

Tremlett to Watson, 1 run, Watson steps right back into his crease to glance this one behind square leg

Australia 85/1   SR Watson 33* (105b 3x4)
38.1

Bresnan to Watson, no run, on off stump immediately, and Watson defends

38.2

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, angled towards the pads, Watson just helps this on its way behind square leg

Australia 90/1   SR Watson 34* (107b 3x4)
39.1

Tremlett to Watson, no run, short of a length and outside off, Watson leaves it

39.2

Tremlett to Watson, no run, fullish on off stump and Watson drives, but straight to mid-off

39.3

Tremlett to Watson, no run, another limbo-like sway backwards and out of the way from Watson as the ball sails over the stumps

39.4

Tremlett to Watson, no run, Watson jumps back into his crease to defend to point

39.5

Tremlett to Watson, FOUR, well-timed by Watson, that's a confident flick through midwicket and although it was in the air it was safely wide of the fielder, that has positively raced to the boundary

39.6

Tremlett to Watson, no run, defended towards off

Australia 96/1   SR Watson 38* (113b 4x4)
41.1

Collingwood to Watson, no run, swinging away from Watson, who drives but can't find the gap through cover

41.2

Collingwood to Watson, no run, again it's moving away from Watson, who leaves it

41.3

Collingwood to Watson, no run, again Watson is happy to leave Collingwood alone outside off

41.4

Collingwood to Watson, no run, oh, almost! Watson drives uppishly and it's bounced short of the man at short cover - Watson didn't seem fully in control

41.5

Collingwood to Watson, 3 runs, that's a solid cut from Watson, who finds the gap behind point and has to settle for three as Anderson chases it down just inside the boundary

Australia 101/1   SR Watson 41* (118b 4x4)
42.1

Bresnan to Watson, no run, Bresnan continues to hustle around off stump and finds a very sturdy Watson defence

42.2

Bresnan to Watson, no run, and again Watson clunks another firm forward-block to cover

42.3

Bresnan to Watson, no run, ooh, this nips back and crashes into the flap of Watson's pad as he looked to leave. The bounce was taking it over so no referral from Strauss

42.4

Bresnan to Watson, no run, does anyone have more solid hands than Watson? Really bangs down on the ball in defence

42.5

Bresnan to Watson, no run, solid, sturdy defence, Watson happy to go slow

42.6

Bresnan to Watson, no run, touch of rain is forecast and Watson looks to be playing for it

Australia 101/1   SR Watson 41* (124b 4x4)
44.1

Bresnan to Watson, FOUR, bit of a gift from Bresnan - leg-stump half-volley - and Watson clips it away firmly past midwicket for four to bring up an excellent 50 stand. Australia in good order today

44.2

Bresnan to Watson, no run, this is a touch shorter around off stump and defended

44.3

Bresnan to Watson, OUT, Watson is furious with himself and Bresnan is jumping and wooting in delight. All the hard work again comes to not enough for Watson. It was about a foot wide of off stump - the sort of line Watson has left alone all day - and Watson pushed hard in defence, it took the edge and went through gently to Strauss

SR Watson c Strauss b Bresnan 45 (182m 127b 5x4 0x6) SR: 35.43

Australia 105/2   SR Watson 45 (127b 5x4)
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