Australia tour of England and Scotland, 3rd Test: England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 1-5, 2013
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Match drawn
1,2,3,4,5 August 2013 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Bresnan to Watson, OUT, edged and got him, Bresnan has stormed the castle! Decent length and teasing Watson outside off - the other area that England like to work on with him - gets a thick snick off the shoulder of the bat and the ball seemed to loop in slow motion to first slip, Cook doesn't mess it up. That stop from Pietersen looks all the more crucial now, as it got Watson on strike

SR Watson c Cook b Bresnan 19 (82m 49b 2x4 0x6) SR: 38.77

Australia 76/1   CJL Rogers 57* (52b 11x4)   TT Bresnan 3.5-1-18-1

Swann to Khawaja, OUT, full and this one rags away from Khawaja as he prods at the ball - England go up in unison again and Hill gives it! Khawaja looks a bit uncertain and calls for the review. The slo-mo is pretty inconclusive, there's a small sound on the audio but it appears to come before ball passes bat, maybe bat clipping pad; Hot Spot doesn't appear to show anything. They're looking at various angles... here we go then, and Hill raises the finger again! Well, I assume Kumar Dharmasena decided there wasn't enough evidence to overrule the on-field decision but Khawaja looks a little unlucky and Australia have been bitten by DRS again

UT Khawaja c †Prior b Swann 1 (26m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 5.26

Australia 82/2   CJL Rogers 62* (70b 11x4)   GP Swann 2-1-3-1

Swann to Rogers, OUT, huge appeal! It's given! And Rogers walks off. Was a very full delivery, it just straightened, he went to play across the line and it looks to be heading towards middle and leg. He chatted to Clarke about a review, but conceded to the decision

CJL Rogers lbw b Swann 84 (171m 114b 14x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

Australia 129/3   MJ Clarke 25* (40b 3x4)   GP Swann 5-1-12-2

Swann to Smith, OUT, but Swann has got his man, as Smith slogs hard across the line and top-edges to midwicket! Not sure Smith really needed to play that shot, though he's confident against spin, Swann got a little bounce and the ball steepled up into the blue sky, barely made it off the square and England have the breakthrough they've toiled 68 overs for. Smith scuffs the ground with his bat, knowing he's given it away

SPD Smith c Bairstow b Swann 89 (289m 196b 8x4 0x6) SR: 45.40

Australia 343/4   MJ Clarke 143* (254b 20x4)   GP Swann 26-2-84-3

Swann to Warner, OUT, edged and missed by Prior but it deflects up gently into the hands of Trott at slip! England celebrate uproariously ... but Warner chooses to review. Surely it must have been an edge, there was a visible deflection? Here we go then, replays show a big edge, it missed the gloves and hit Prior on the thigh, straight to slip; Hot Spot also picks it up - though I think a camera from space would have - up goes the finger again. Warner was shaking his head after the initial decision, he consulted with Clarke, but the upshot is Australia have lost their final review and Warner has to head off

DA Warner c Trott b Swann 5 (15m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 365/5   MJ Clarke 159* (266b 23x4)   GP Swann 27.4-2-89-4

Broad to Clarke, OUT, gone! Broad gets his 200th Test wicket and there's no double hundred for Clarke. Nips back into the batsman from short of a length, cramps him for room and he tries to guide it to third man but can only get a bottom edge into his stumps

MJ Clarke b Broad 187 (443m 314b 23x4 0x6) SR: 59.55

Australia 427/6   BJ Haddin 34* (52b 4x4)   SCJ Broad 30.2-5-101-1

Swann to Siddle, OUT, five for Swann! Siddle heaves across the line - aim a big slog-sweep - it turns from outside off and crashes into off stump. He hadn't cover the line with his pads.

PM Siddle b Swann 1 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Australia 430/7   BJ Haddin 36* (53b 4x4)   GP Swann 36.3-2-123-5
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  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150





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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

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