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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

62.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, good delivery to the new batsman, fired just short of a length and into the body and Smith gets into a typically awkward position - squared up - to defend

62.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, Anderson dishes up a tempter full outside off stump, Smith is wise enough to let it go by

Australia 143/5   SPD Smith 0* (2b)

63.3

Tremlett to Smith, no run, touch short but very straight as always and Smith hops back, gets squared up, but defends well

63.4

Tremlett to Smith, no run, this is the sort of shot that makes Smith look a No. 8, solid delivery moving away from an off-stump channel and Smith fences a defence, bat far away from body

63.5

Tremlett to Smith, no run, this is defended more securely around off stump

63.6

Tremlett to Smith, no run, precious leave alone as Smith lifts his bat high out of trouble

Australia 146/5   SPD Smith 0* (6b)

65.1

Tremlett to Smith, no run, Tremlett wills himself to a fullish length and Smith wills himself to get forward in defence

65.2

Tremlett to Smith, no run, another very smart piece of fielding allows Tremlett to get away with a short and wide one, Bell at point dives to save a powerfully struck back-foot drive to keep Smith pinned on 0

65.3

Tremlett to Smith, no run, excellent line and length here from Tremlett ensures Smith can do nothing but defend off the front foot

65.4

Tremlett to Smith, no run, once again Bell at cover point saves a powerful shot, diving to his right to stop Smith's cover drive. Pressure building

65.5

Tremlett to Smith, no run, grunt from Tremlett as he bangs this in much shorter, Smith has plenty of time to duck underneath it

65.6

Tremlett to Smith, no run, maiden over, frustrating one for Smith, ends with Tremlett hitting a full length around off stump and forcing careful defence

Australia 146/5   SPD Smith 0* (12b)

66.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, Smith continues his watchful start by letting this go by outside off stump

66.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, similar ball - on a length, wide of off stump - Smith has nothing to do with it again

66.6

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, Smith is away, and that will annoy England, particularly because it was due to a misfield. Fullish from Anderson driven carefully straight of mid-on where Tremlett couldn't quite get down in time as he dived and it went through him. Brings up the 150

Australia 151/5   SPD Smith 2* (15b)

68.1

Swann to Smith, no run, touch short to begin with and it sits up but Smith only defends to cover

68.2

Swann to Smith, no run, better delivery, fuller and teasing Smith to drive, but drive he does not

68.3

Swann to Smith, no run

68.4

Swann to Smith, no run, really short delivery this time but Smith had committed early to sweep and earns him nothing as his straight-arm jab finds midwicket

68.5

Swann to Smith, no run, short again but the cut picks out cover

68.6

Swann to Smith, no run, hint of spin here from outside off stump and Smith watchfully pats it to cover

Australia 155/5   SPD Smith 2* (21b)

70.1

Swann to Smith, no run, Smith shuffles across his stumps to defend off the back foot

70.2

Swann to Smith, no run, Smith looks twitchy but his defence here is solid

70.3

Swann to Smith, 1 run, quicker, fuller and Smith was late on it. Squeezed it off the toe-end down to short fine leg to get away from the strike

Australia 158/5   SPD Smith 3* (24b)

71.1

Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, Bresnan bangs in a short ball and Smith looks rushed on a pull shot, ends up swiping it away one-handed, didn't look at all comfortable

Australia 159/5   SPD Smith 4* (25b)

72.1

Swann to Smith, no run, Swann is throwing it up, trying to tempt Smith into something immoral, but nothing but the most upright defence

72.2

Swann to Smith, 1 run, this time Smith gets away from the strike, with a touch of help from inside edge as it squirts away square on the leg side

72.5

Swann to Smith, no run, Smith doesn't try anything as expansive and instead defends from the crease

72.6

Swann to Smith, no run, watchful defence from Smith, he's really buckled down this morning but should Australia try to attack the old ball?

Australia 163/5   SPD Smith 5* (29b)

74.1

Swann to Smith, no run, Smith shuffles down the wicket here, causing all kinds of excitement for the England fielders, but he only defends

74.2

Swann to Smith, no run, this time it's patted away into the off side

74.3

Swann to Smith, 1 run, nicely played this time, Smith skipping up the wicket and clipping to a deep-sit mid-on. Quite why mid-on isn't saving one is beyond me

Australia 164/5   SPD Smith 6* (32b)

75.1

Bresnan to Smith, no run, back of a length from Bresnan around off stump, quality defensive bowling

75.2

Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, Smith toe-ends a drive towards cover where Collingwood scoots around, picks up smartly and narrowly misses the stumps with his throw. Smith would have been home but it was tight because he had to run around Bresnan, which is no mean feat

Australia 165/5   SPD Smith 7* (34b)

76.1

Swann to Smith, no run, Swann hangs this outside off stump asking Smith to attack, but nothing from the batsman

76.2

Swann to Smith, no run, once again Smith does his best Atherton impression, albeit without the technique

76.3

Swann to Smith, no run, this is slower and a touch loopier, bounces too and Smith sniffs the ball in defence

76.4

Swann to Smith, 1 run, urgh, horrid delivery, really dragged down short and Smith had a long, long time to get into position and pull to deep square

Australia 166/5   SPD Smith 8* (38b)

78.1

Swann to Smith, no run, turning on to the pads and Smith works it to leg

78.2

Swann to Smith, no run, again Smith flicks it wide of short leg

78.3

Swann to Smith, 1 run, fuller ball now, Smith drives down the ground to long-on

Australia 168/5   SPD Smith 9* (41b)

80.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, there's a hint of outswing and Smith leans in to this gentle push, which he steers wide of short cover to pick up a run

80.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, well wide of Smith's off stump, and he shoulders arms

80.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, a tighter, attacking line from Anderson, and it's defended

80.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, crowd catch! Smith drives a big outswinger to cover, who takes it above his head - though it was a bump ball off the bat

Australia 173/6   SPD Smith 10* (45b)

81.3

Tremlett to Smith, no run, right on line from Tremlett, who squares Smith up and gets a thick edge to gully along the ground

81.4

Tremlett to Smith, 1 run, nudged away through square leg for one more run

81.6

Tremlett to Smith, no run, and the over finishes with an elaborate leave from Smith

Australia 176/6   SPD Smith 11* (48b)

83.1

Tremlett to Smith, FOUR, genuine edge and that will run away to the boundary at third man! That wasn't what Smith had in mind for his first boundary of the innings - it safely bounced short of the cordon and in any case it was wide of third slip

83.2

Tremlett to Smith, no run, there's a bit of a caught-behind shout from England, but none of the players seemed entirely convinced and neither was Aleem Dar. Replays show that went between bat and body, and flicked Smith's jumper on the way through

83.3

Tremlett to Smith, 3 runs, confident cover drive from Smith, he beats the fielder but the outfield isn't super fast and they have to settle for three

Australia 183/6   SPD Smith 18* (51b 1x4)

84.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, good outswing from Anderson, but Smith doesn't have to play a shot, and doesn't

84.2

Anderson to Smith, OUT, Anderson strikes! Smith has gone for the big expansive off drive and has only managed to edge it to Collingwood, who takes a standard catch at third slip. Good outswing bowling, not clever batting

SPD Smith c Collingwood b Anderson 18 (85m 53b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.96

Australia 187/7   SPD Smith 18 (53b 1x4)
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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
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 25-29, 2010
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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