England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Durham, 4th day August 12, 2013

How England turned the tables

ESPNcricinfo staff
At 109 for 0 and then 147 for 1, Australia were well in command at Chester-le-Street but Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann had other ideas

Using the ball-by-ball commentary, ESPNcricinfo looks back on how England turned around the fourth day of the Chester-le-Street Test to clinch their third Ashes series in a row

29.2 Swann to Rogers, OUT, and there she comes, the much-desired breakthrough for England, good length now, fuller than the previous ball, angled in too, Rogers opened up, possibly looking leg side again, but this has gripped, straigthened and hurried on to middle, and the thick edge has gone low to slip

39.1 Swann to Khawaja, OUT, forward and given out lbw in front of off stump. The finger goes straight up, he seemed to just miss a straight ball there, hit his pad not the ball, the ball hit the pad in front of off stump and Khawaja has again played a funny little innings without any real substance. Perhaps he just misread the line

43.4 Bresnan to Warner, OUT, oh what a beauty and finally one is nicked behind just a thin one through to the keeper, Warner goes after a fine innings but he's been drawn forward here to one angled across him and gets a very thin nick to Prior. Dar gives it out straight away and Warner walks off

48.1 Broad to Clarke, OUT, Stuart Broad, you indecipherable, incredible, unbelievable beauty, what a first ball after drinks, ripping ripper, Michael Clarke has no answer, probably no one would have had, angling in, belonging to the have-to-play category, then changes direction sharply and hits top of off, Broad goes off on a run, Clarke takes the long walk back, that was appreciable movement, like a quick legbreak

50.3 Broad to Smith, OUT, oh dear, Smith's played on, how unfortunate is that, short delivery, angled in, around chest-high, Smith went for the hook, and the ball took a bottom-edge to fall on the stumps

51.3 Bresnan to Watson, OUT, no, please, this can't be happening again, how many times can this happen to an international batsman of some repute, it is officially time to rechristen the leg-before-wicket to you-know-what, Watson has planted that massive front leg across, you need to miss only one delivery in the time it takes to get your bat across that blockage, Watson has failed to do that yet again to this angled good length ball, Dar has raised his finger immediately, Watson has reviewed it, and Hawk Eye has that clipping leg stump, and the umpire's call stays

52.5 Broad to Haddin, OUT, now Haddin has been given lbw. He's reviewed it, he'd been jumping to play even good length deliveries, is on his toes as he is hit just above the knee roll trying to work it to leg, Hawk Eye has that grazing the outside of the top of leg stump, oh that is marginal, that is even cruel, a batsman will tell you, but the umpire's call was out, and the umpire's call will stand

56.6 Broad to Harris, OUT, that is gone, looks plumb, Harris pinned in the crease, the length ball jags back in at a sharp angle, and Harris misses, hit in front of middle, and HawkEye says that was hitting leg stump close to the top

60.4 Broad to Lyon, OUT, after those short balls, Broad goes full, and picks up his tenth wicket of the match by splattering Lyon's stumps into the ground, Lyon did manage an inside edge, but it didn't save him as the ball swung in

68.3 Broad to Siddle, OUT, full ball on off stump, loose drive into the off side, oh it's straight to mid-off and England have won the Ashes. Broad the man to finish the job with a length ball that Siddle tried to drive, got slightly wrong and chipped an easy catch to Anderson who turned to the stands and threw the ball to the heavens, that's the moment when England won the Ashes

Commentary provided by Alex Winter and Abhishek Purohit

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