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The Ashes - 5th Test

Australia v England

England won by an innings and 83 runs

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

80.2

Anderson to Johnson, no run, pushed really wide across Johnson, who leaves it alone

80.3

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, full and swinging away a touch, Johnson gets it off a thickish edge through point to get off the mark

Australia 173/6   MG Johnson 1* (2b)

81.1

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, Tremlett starts by probing outside off, and it's defended by Johnson

81.2

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 run, pushed to the leg side, the batsmen take off for a quick single

81.5

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 leg bye, on the hips, Johnson works it fine for another run

Australia 176/6   MG Johnson 2* (5b)

82.1

Anderson to Johnson, no run, Anderson gets a bit of swing away from Johnson, who lets it through to Prior

82.2

Anderson to Johnson, no run, good ball, this one bounces sharply off a good length and surprises Johnson, who nonetheless manages to defend it

82.3

Anderson to Johnson, no run, beaten outside off, good ball from Anderson as he gets some terrific movement away from the left-hander

82.4

Anderson to Johnson, no run, Johnson chases this one a little, and ends up just pushing it to cover

82.5

Anderson to Johnson, no run, and now Anderson sends down the inswinger, which Johnson manages to keep out and work to leg

82.6

Anderson to Johnson, no run, left alone outside off

Australia 176/6   MG Johnson 2* (11b)

83.4

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, Johnson defends from the off stump

83.5

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, Tremlett is testing Johnson on off stump with the ball that just goes on with the natural angle - the batsman defends

83.6

Tremlett to Johnson, FOUR, width for Johnson and he has a dip - cutting hard and finding the space just wide of third slip, that gets to the boundary at third man

Australia 187/6   MG Johnson 6* (14b 1x4)

85.1

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, Tremlett pushes it across Johnson, who leaves it

85.2

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, wider of off and Johnson leaves it alone

85.3

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, on the leg stump, Johnson defends back down the pitch

85.4

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 bye, well now, that's interesting, the ball has shaped a little after being left alone by Johnson and Prior has taken it on the thumb, allowing a bye as it deflects. He's lucky not to have broken his thumb, there

Australia 190/8   MG Johnson 6* (18b 1x4)

86.1

Anderson to Johnson, no run, again Anderson gets it moving away from Johnson, who looks to play outside off but can't connect

86.2

Anderson to Johnson, FOUR, Johnson breaks the shackles now with a confident drive over the man at cover, he hasn't tried to keep that down at all, just driving hard and gets enough on it to reach the boundary

86.3

Anderson to Johnson, no run, pushed across Johnson, who looks to play and then brings the bat back inside the line

86.4

Anderson to Johnson, no run, on the back foot, Johnson punches to mid-on

86.5

Anderson to Johnson, 3 runs, Anderson goes the fuller ball, looking for the inswinger, but Johnson is good enough to drive this back past the bowler along the ground and he collects three more

Australia 197/8   MG Johnson 13* (23b 2x4)

87.1

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, Johnson pushes off the back foot down towards mid-off

87.2

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, Johnson has some width outside off, he's driven hard to deep cover but declines the single, interesting

87.3

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, driven to deep point, and some slow-hand clapping begins now as again Johnson refuses the single

87.4

Tremlett to Johnson, 2 runs, good running from Johnson, he's got a shortish ball and pulled hard into the ground and away to deep midwicket, running hard to get back for two

87.5

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 run, ah, but Tremlett goes down leg and allows a single as Johnson glances off his hip

Australia 202/8   MG Johnson 16* (28b 2x4)

88.1

Anderson to Johnson, no run, swinging in to Johnson's pads, and he works it to leg

88.2

Anderson to Johnson, no run, again Anderson swings it in, looking to get through Johnson, but he defends solidly

88.3

Anderson to Johnson, no run, yikes, that's ugly! That swipe from Johnson isn't in the textbook, and he didn't connect as he tried to heave it over midwicket from outside off

88.4

Anderson to Johnson, no run, pushed further across Johnson, who leaves it

88.5

Anderson to Johnson, 1 leg bye, Johnson gets off the strike now with a leg-bye worked square

Australia 203/8   MG Johnson 16* (33b 2x4)

89.1

Bresnan to Johnson, 1 run, a mix-up here, as Johnson gets it away off his legs and there's an easy single, but the batsmen haven't decided whether to take it! Eventually they go, Prior collects and hits the stumps but Hilfenhaus was just home

Australia 208/8   MG Johnson 17* (34b 2x4)

90.1

Anderson to Johnson, no run, defended away to the off side

90.2

Anderson to Johnson, no run, swinging down leg, and Johnson can't connect

90.3

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, driven down to long-on for an easy single

Australia 209/8   MG Johnson 18* (37b 2x4)

91.1

Bresnan to Johnson, no run, angled across Johnson, who lets it go through to Prior

91.2

Bresnan to Johnson, no run, bouncer, and well directed - Johnson is in two minds and tries to swipe a hook but doesn't connect

91.3

Bresnan to Johnson, no run, again Johnson leaves a ball that is pushed across him

91.4

Bresnan to Johnson, no run, nudged defensively to cover

91.5

Bresnan to Johnson, 2 runs, pulled high in the air, and Johnson doesn't quite time it but gets just enough on that for it to land safely out of the reach of mid-on, who was running back

91.6

Bresnan to Johnson, FOUR, that's a much better pull from Johnson, as he gets one down leg and rolls the wrists to run that away along the ground to the boundary at deep backward square

Australia 219/8   MG Johnson 24* (43b 3x4)

92.3

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 run, worked away off the legs through square for a single

Australia 221/8   MG Johnson 25* (44b 3x4)

94.1

Tremlett to Johnson, FOUR, more runs for Johnson, wrong line from Tremlett as he strays on the pads and Johnson just glances it fine and runs it away to the boundary

94.2

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, pushed really wide of off now, and Johnson looks to pull but this one then swings further away and he can't connect

94.3

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, Johnson cuts hard in the air to deep point, and declines the single with only three more balls to come until lunch

94.4

Tremlett to Johnson, 1 run, down leg side again, Johnson pulls it fine and thinks about taking two but has to settle for a single

94.6

Tremlett to Johnson, no run, cut to point and can't find the gap

Australia 230/8   MG Johnson 30* (49b 4x4)

95.2

Bresnan to Johnson, no run, Johnson has spent his lunch time watching Michael Hussey videos and mocks the style by leaving well alone outside off stump

95.3

Bresnan to Johnson, 2 runs, wow, that's some shot! Maybe Johnson was watching Trescothick videos as well at lunch, he stands still here and thumps a perfectly-straight batted drive down the ground. It deserved four but a tumbling stop from Trott saves the boundary

95.4

Bresnan to Johnson, 1 run, field set very deep in the leg side means Johnson can pick off a single

Australia 234/8   MG Johnson 33* (52b 4x4)

96.1

Swann to Johnson, no run, full and Johnson crisply picks out the one infielder on the leg side

96.2

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, single for Johnson brings up the 50 stand from 68 balls, hugely valuable partnership is reached with a push to cover

Australia 239/8   MG Johnson 34* (54b 4x4)

97.1

Bresnan to Johnson, no run, Bresnan shoves this wide across Johnson who leaves well alone. The field is set far and wide

97.2

Bresnan to Johnson, 2 runs, two more now, Johnson aims a booming drive and it skews off an inside edge towards deep midwicket

97.3

Bresnan to Johnson, 2 runs, ooh dear, England are ticking now! Thoroughly unamused as Johnson lands a crisp cover drive out to long off, somehow Johnson gets two for it

97.4

Bresnan to Johnson, no run, this is a bit of a whoosh, swiping across the line at thin air

97.5

Bresnan to Johnson, 1 run, Johnson gets his single, good work from him! Each run being cheered now, there is a feelgood factor to Australia at the moment. Johnson backs away, gets a yorker from Bresnan and digs it out wide of cover to scamper a single

Australia 244/8   MG Johnson 39* (59b 4x4)

98.1

Swann to Johnson, FOUR, bang! Resounding crack reverberated all around the SCG as Johnson came down the wicket and clumped this to cow corner, flat and hard for four

98.2

Swann to Johnson, SIX, even better! Johnson down the wicket as Swann offers up some air. Johnson swings powerfully across the line, hammering a long way into the stands at cow corner

98.3

Swann to Johnson, no run, massive cheer as Johnson stretches forward to defend

98.4

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, fifty for Johnson - what a knock! Nudges this around the corner for a single to earn a standing ovation

Australia 261/8   MG Johnson 50* (63b 5x4 1x6)

99.1

Bresnan to Johnson, 2 runs, touch wide from Bresnan and it's punished with a clunking cut shot that speeds out to deep point for a couple

99.2

Bresnan to Johnson, 1 run, better delivery from Bresnan, fuller and straighter, clipped firmly to long-on and Johnson happy to take the single

99.5

Bresnan to Johnson, OUT, that will be all, ends a brilliant counter-attacking innings from Johnson. Maybe he didn't need to play this but he was on a roll. Full from Bresnan around off stump and Johnson aimed a cow-corner swish and missed it, allowing it to clip the top of off stump

MG Johnson b Bresnan 53 (89m 66b 5x4 1x6) SR: 80.30

Australia 265/9   MG Johnson 53 (66b 5x4 1x6)
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Match drawn
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Jan 7, 2011

England celebrate their Ashes victory, Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 5th day, January 7, 2011

England celebrate their Ashes victory

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Jan 7, 2011

Andrew Strauss with his son after the Ashes win, Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 5th day, January 7, 2010

Andrew Strauss with his son after the Ashes win

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