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
100.1

Swann to Hilfenhaus, no run, Hilfenhaus pokes this back to the bowler

100.2

Swann to Hilfenhaus, no run, again Swann gives it some air and it's patted back to the bowler

100.3

Swann to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, Hilfenhaus has seen enough and aims a big swing to deep midwicket, not quite timing it well but earns a single

100.4

Swann to Beer, no run, ah, lovely quicker ball, fired in flat outside off stump and past a hapless Beer outside edge

100.5

Swann to Beer, no run, this is more securely defended off the front foot, much to the delight of the crowd

100.6

Swann to Beer, no run, Beer survives, patting this back to Swann leaving Hilfenhaus another over against Bresnan

End of over 101 (1 run) Australia 266/9

    • MA Beer 0 (4b)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 23 (40b 2x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 14-4-29-1
    • TT Bresnan 27-5-83-3
101.1

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, no run, banged in shorter and Hilfenhaus wasn't rushing up the wicket this time, tucks him up in defence

101.2

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, no run, haha, Hilfenhaus tried to give this plenty of humpty but with head up and the ball short he was never going to connect

101.3

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, no run, banged in short again and Hilfenhaus aims a wheeling hook shot, only to miss again

101.4

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, no run, sharp yorker from Bresnan. That's the first yorker England have landed I think, Hilfenhaus has his eye in and manages to jab this out

101.5

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, Bresnan has his fastest wheels on at the moment but Hilfenhaus's inside-edge has earned him the result he wants, a single, leaving Beer just a single delivery to survive

101.6

Bresnan to Beer, no run, without looking all that secure, Beer has managed to stab a defence

End of over 102 (1 run) Australia 267/9

    • MA Beer 0 (5b)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 24 (45b 2x4 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 28-5-84-3
    • GP Swann 14-4-29-1
102.1

Swann to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, great shot for one, Hilfenhaus probably ran because he thought the shot deserved something, he skipped down the wicket, opened his body and stroked a firm extra-cover drive to sweeper on the off side rope

102.2

Swann to Beer, no run, careful defence from Beer, not looking hopeless at all at No. 11

102.3

Swann to Beer, no run, again Beer manages to defend well enough

102.4

Swann to Beer, no run, neatly nudged into the leg side

102.5

Swann to Beer, no run, fuller ball is driven, without any real power, to mid-off

102.6

Swann to Beer, 2 runs, Beer has his first runs in Test cricket, flipping this around the corner for a couple

End of over 103 (3 runs) Australia 270/9

    • MA Beer 2 (10b)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 25 (46b 2x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 15-4-32-1
    • TT Bresnan 28-5-84-3
103.1

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, no run, Bresnan hammers away at a fullish length on off stump and Hilfenhaus defends carefully

103.2

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, 2 runs, another perfectly-played outside edge over the slips to third man, Pietersen fumbles which makes a tight second run a touch easier

103.3

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, 1 wide, very short from Bresnan and he's unimpressed as it's called a wide. It was only a fraction over Hilfenhaus's swishing hook shot, so fair enough for the bowler to be annoyed

103.3

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, no run, another big swing and a miss from the batsman. He's done plenty of that and it's not improving England's mood at all

103.4

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, fuller delivery that finds an inside-edge, thuds onto pad and trickles into the leg side for a single

103.5

Bresnan to Beer, no run, Beer survives again, playing with soft hands to defend to gully

103.6

Bresnan to Beer, no run, very solid defence to end the over, Bresnan looks for a classic hit-the-top-of-off delivery but finds a similarly textbook defence from the No. 11

End of over 104 (4 runs) Australia 274/9

    • MA Beer 2 (12b)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 28 (50b 2x4 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 29-5-88-3
    • GP Swann 15-4-32-1
104.1

Swann to Hilfenhaus, FOUR, Swann continues and so does Hilfenhaus! Thrusts a foot down the pitch and swings a slog-sweep powerfully to the square leg rope

104.2

Swann to Hilfenhaus, no run, this time it is defended with the straightest of blades to cover

104.3

Swann to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, another full-face push, this time wide of the bowler to long-off for a single

104.4

Swann to Beer, no run, Beer looking more confident now as he steps crisply forward in defence

Meanwhile Michael Clarke in the dressing room is looking tetchy and thrilled at the same time.

104.5

Swann to Beer, no run, secure and sturdy defence from Beer, he's got his eye in now

104.6

Swann to Beer, no run, very safe defence receives huge applause from the Australia supporters

End of over 105 (5 runs) Australia 279/9

    • MA Beer 2 (15b)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 33 (53b 3x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 16-4-37-1
    • TT Bresnan 29-5-88-3
105.1

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, no run, Bresnan hits back of a length, not allowing Hilfenhaus to swing his arms and it's defended carefully

105.2

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, no run, Hilfenhaus grins, shrugs his shoulders and chews his gum after missing a very ambitious, down-on-one-knee hoik to deep midwicket

105.3

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, no run, this time it's defended off the front foot, no incident here

105.4

Bresnan to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, another swipe from the batsman, doesn't get anywhere near timing it but it runs off the inside edge to midwicket for another single

105.5

Bresnan to Beer, no run, short ball into the ribs is well negotiated by Beer who stands tall and fends it down into the leg side

105.6

Bresnan to Beer, no run, Beer survives. That's all that matters for him. Bresnan hits the off-stump channel and Beer thinks about leaving alone before rushing into a jabbed defence

End of over 106 (1 run) Australia 280/9

    • MA Beer 2 (17b)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 34 (57b 3x4 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 30-5-89-3
    • GP Swann 16-4-37-1

Change in bowling. Swann is dispatched and Anderson returns.

106.1

Anderson to Hilfenhaus, OUT, and that will be that. Strange dismissal, Anderson bangs it in very short and it gets very high, Hilfenhaus aims a vertical-batted tennis-smash and ends up with a fine edge through to Prior

BW Hilfenhaus c †Prior b Anderson 34 (88m 58b 3x4 1x6) SR: 58.62

Australia 280 all out Breathless stuff after lunch and Australia, having been in all kinds of bother at 8 for 189, have managed to reach a decent total. The pitch looks tacky and has played a little up and down so it will be very hard work for England's batsmen, especially against the new ball. As ever, much will depend on how Johnson goes. Hilfenhaus will be steady, Siddle fiery, but Johnson? Who knows. He batted well and that confidence carries through to his bowling this Test could be very exciting. We also get a first look at Michael Clarke's captaincy at this level. He's never even captained a first-class game, so plenty to look out for.

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