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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

51.2

Anderson to Hussey, no run, edged an short of Swann at second slip! How often in this series has Hussey had a lucky moment like that early in his innings...

51.3

Anderson to Hussey, no run, beaten outside off now! Very good delivery, nipping away just enough to beat the bat

51.4

Anderson to Hussey, 2 runs, Hussey gets off the mark with an edgy shot through third slip and gully, safely away to third man

51.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, a bit more leg-side-ish from Anderson, and Hussey defends

51.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

Australia 116/3   MEK Hussey 2* (5b)

53.1

Anderson to Hussey, 3 runs, more runs through the cordon for Hussey, as he opens the face and runs it through gully and third slip, along the ground so it was safe, and with the rain from earlier in the day the outfield isn't quick enough for that to reach the boundary

Australia 123/3   MEK Hussey 5* (6b)

54.1

Bresnan to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads, Hussey clips a single to square leg

Australia 124/3   MEK Hussey 6* (7b)

55.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, pushed defensively to the leg side

55.2

Anderson to Hussey, 2 runs, another one guided wide of slips there from Hussey, third slip Paul Collingwood dives to his left and gets a hand to it to stop it running away to the boundary

55.3

Anderson to Hussey, no run, solidly defended back towards the bowler

55.4

Anderson to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

55.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, Hussey jumps back into his crease and defends, then abruptly shouts 'no!'

55.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, there's a shout for caught behind! It bounced much more than Hussey anticipated and jagged back in, and flicked something on the way through to Prior as Hussey tried to evade it. Aleem Dar says not out, and Strauss is indicating to the bowler that he feels it was off the shirt, so he's not reviewing it

Australia 130/3   MEK Hussey 8* (13b)

57.1

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, on line immediately, and Hussey blocks it back down the pitch

57.2

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, again Hussey defends solidly back to Tremlett

57.3

Tremlett to Hussey, FOUR, more runs behind point for Hussey - that's been a productive region for him so far - as he cuts late and along the ground all the way to the boundary

57.4

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, tighter line but it's short of a length and Hussey is happy to leave

57.5

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, on the off stump and no movement from Tremlett, it's defended

57.6

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

Australia 134/3   MEK Hussey 12* (19b 1x4)

59.1

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, tidy start, nothing dramatic but Tremlett eases in, hits a fullish length around off stump and finds the familiar forward defence of Hussey

59.2

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, this is a touch shorter, enough for Hussey to try and turn it into the leg side, but without enough power to pick up a single

59.3

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, Hussey has shown good judgement outside off stump all series, it's why he's Australia's highest runscorer and here the foot of width outside off is left alone

59.4

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, again Tremlett finds the channel a fraction outside off and Hussey flags it through to Prior

59.5

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, good delivery here, Tremlett adjusts his line to off stump and forces Hussey to defend under his eyes. Tremlett watches before dragging himself back to his mark, doesn't seem like a bloke who does many things in a hurry

59.6

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, good finish to a solid opening over, Tremlett again banging away back of a length around off stump and Hussey solid in defence

Australia 134/4   MEK Hussey 12* (25b 1x4)

60.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, careful defence from Hussey as always

60.6

Anderson to Hussey, 2 runs, just a fraction leg-sided from the bowler and that's all Hussey needs to busily clip to midwicket for a single

Australia 137/4   MEK Hussey 14* (27b 1x4)

61.5

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, Hussey gets another sighter outside off stump that he happily leaves alone

61.6

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, good finish to a good Tremlett over, up and around off stump and Hussey is sturdy in defence

Australia 141/4   MEK Hussey 14* (29b 1x4)

63.1

Tremlett to Hussey, 2 runs, Tremlett gets his line a touch wrong here to Hussey, allowing a controlled leg-side clip around the corner for a couple

63.2

Tremlett to Hussey, 1 run, classic Hussey batting this, watches a good delivery onto the bat, drops to cover and skips a single

Australia 146/5   MEK Hussey 17* (31b 1x4)

64.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, good delivery to a right-hander, but not to a southpaw as it is slipped down the leg side

64.2

Anderson to Hussey, no run, too wide of leg the ball before and a touch too wide of off this time, Hussey happily lets it go

64.3

Anderson to Hussey, no run, good delivery here, fullish and aiming for around off stump, Hussey sniffs the ball in defence

64.4

Anderson to Hussey, no run, there is a touch of extra bounce here from a good length, Hussey always plays late so is in a comfortable position to stand tall and nudge to leg

64.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, once again Hussey clips to leg off the back foot, finding midwicket as he does so

64.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, England's fielding has been nothing short of sublime all tour, it's been central to their 'bowling dry' strategy, and here a leg-side clip finds Tim Bresnan diving smartly at square leg to prevent one

Australia 146/5   MEK Hussey 17* (37b 1x4)

66.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, just back of a good length from Anderson, the line is bang on off stump and Hussey hops back to defend

66.2

Anderson to Hussey, no run, beaten outside off stump, Hussey completely stuck on the crease and this zipped away off a fullish length past a hanging defensive blade

66.3

Anderson to Hussey, 3 runs, Hussey loves anything short, easy for him to rock back and pull firmly behind square. His excellent running earns three

Australia 149/5   MEK Hussey 20* (40b 1x4)

67.1

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, starts well enough finding a line just outside off stump that Hussey leaves alone

67.2

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, better delivery this time, just a touch fuller, and Hussey stretches forward to defend

67.3

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, once again Hussey leaves alone outside off stump

67.4

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, if he doesn't have to play, he won't. Wide of off stump and Hussey has nothing to do with it

67.5

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, well judged this leave, started around middle but the angle took it wide of off

67.6

Bresnan to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey's reward for all this leaves is a half-volley that is clunked very firmly back past the bowler for four. Really high class batting that over

Australia 155/5   MEK Hussey 24* (46b 2x4)

69.1

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, Bresnan hits a good length and line and finds typically compact Hussey defence

69.2

Bresnan to Hussey, 2 runs, really good shot this, minimal risk but Hussey strokes a length ball on the up between cover and point for a couple

69.3

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, touch shorter this time and Hussey leaves alone outside off stump

69.4

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, patted back to the bowler

69.5

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, decent pace from Bresnan, and there is still a bit of bounce with the old ball, but the line is wide enough for Hussey to let go

69.6

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, this one keeps a touch low, which suggests some uneven bounce is around, too wide of off to cause trouble though

Australia 157/5   MEK Hussey 26* (52b 2x4)

70.4

Swann to Hussey, no run, Swann angles one into Hussey's pads from around the wicket, Hussey flicks to leg only to find Cook

70.5

Swann to Hussey, no run, spinner of paceman, wide of off Hussey will leave alone. You bowl to him, that's the rule

70.6

Swann to Hussey, no run, Swann does force Hussey to play this time, defending off the front foot to cover

Australia 158/5   MEK Hussey 26* (55b 2x4)

71.2

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, Hussey on the other hand looks serene, stroking a back-foot drive to point

71.3

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, wide of off stump again from Bresnan to Hussey, and we all know what that means

71.4

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, excellent length and line this time, forces Hussey to busily defend back to the bowler

71.5

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, tempter, dished up full and pushed across Hussey from over the wicket, but Hussey will not fall for such tricks

71.6

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, and once again it's left alone outside off stump

Australia 159/5   MEK Hussey 26* (60b 2x4)

72.3

Swann to Hussey, no run, Hussey watches carefully, defending from the crease

72.4

Swann to Hussey, 3 runs, ah, this is such a good shot and backed up by excellent running. Hussey skips down the wicket in a flash, turns his wrists over the ball to send it towards deep midwicket and scampers three

Australia 163/5   MEK Hussey 29* (62b 2x4)

73.1

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, Hussey is happy to play the waiting game, leaving alone anything outside his eyeline wide of off stump

73.2

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, Bresnan adjusts his line, hugging off stump here and forcing a slightly open-faced defence

73.3

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, good delivery here, this really does bounce from a length, Prior collected above his head as Hussey leaves well alone

73.4

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, good carry and plenty of cheers from the England slips, but Hussey is simply leaving alone

73.5

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, Bresnan hits a very straight line on a length and Hussey offers a perfect forward defence

73.6

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, maiden over ends with Hussey flagging another one through to Prior

Australia 163/5   MEK Hussey 29* (68b 2x4)

74.4

Swann to Hussey, no run, Hussey is down the track this time, pushing wide of Swann who skips round to field off his own bowling

74.5

Swann to Hussey, no run, nicely bowled here, just a touch slower and Hussey defends with an open face

74.6

Swann to Hussey, no run, oooh, lovely bowling, touch of spin from a slower, looped up delivery. Hussey tried to turn to leg but played too early and it came off a leading edge

Australia 164/5   MEK Hussey 29* (71b 2x4)

75.3

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, careful and resolute defence from Hussey again

75.4

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, Hussey has done nothing wrong in defence this morning

75.5

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, out of nowhere Bresnan lands a cracker! Slanted across the left hander but it jumped and zipped away off a length, climbing past the outside edge

75.6

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, fuller this time but the line remains impeccable, as does Hussey's defence

Australia 165/5   MEK Hussey 29* (75b 2x4)

76.5

Swann to Hussey, no run, angled into Hussey quick and flat from around the wicket, but Hussey remains solid in defence

76.6

Swann to Hussey, 1 run, lovely shot again from Hussey, skipping down the track and flicking to deep midwicket

Australia 167/5   MEK Hussey 30* (77b 2x4)

77.1

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, starts wonderfully straight, as all the England bowlers seam to, and Hussey can do nothing but defend

77.2

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, this is a touch leg-sided and allows Hussey to flick to short midwicket, where Trott dives smartly to field

77.3

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, nothing more than a foot and a half outside off stump but that's all the invitation Hussey needs to shoulder arms

77.4

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, head over ball in sublime Hussey defence. He's seeing off the old ball

77.5

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, touch short this time, means Hussey can sit and wait for a long time on the back foot before pushing to cover

77.6

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, almost some luck for England here! Hussey, for no good reason, inside edges his defence onto pad and it loops up, Collingwood runs forward and dives to try and take the catch but can't

Australia 167/5   MEK Hussey 30* (83b 2x4)

78.4

Swann to Hussey, no run, Hussey leans forward to defend Swann, who is over the wicket to the left-hander

78.5

Swann to Hussey, no run, again Hussey defends solidly

78.6

Swann to Hussey, 1 run, good placement from Hussey, as he opens up his stance to steer a drive through cover, Pietersen at mid-off runs across to keep it to a single

Australia 169/5   MEK Hussey 31* (86b 2x4)

79.1

Collingwood to Hussey, 2 runs, yes, well, a short ball from Paul Collingwood to Mike Hussey is always going to be pulled - but he hasn't placed it well enough to reach the boundary, and it's cut off at deep square leg

79.2

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, driven to cover this time, there's a man at short cover, but Hussey goes along the ground to the man deeper at cover

79.3

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, again Hussey drives hard and straight to the man at cover

79.4

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, width from Collingwood, tempting Hussey, who crunches it to cover again

79.5

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, full, wide, driven, fielded at cover

79.6

Collingwood to Hussey, OUT, oh, Collingwood has struck! And it's Hussey who goes - what a very good ball from Paul Collingwood! He'd set up Hussey with several wider balls and this one swung back in, getting the inside edge on to the stumps

MEK Hussey b Collingwood 33 (113m 92b 2x4 0x6) SR: 35.86

Australia 171/6   MEK Hussey 33 (92b 2x4)
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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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