Australia tour of England and Scotland, 4th Test: England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, Aug 9-12, 2013
The Ashes - 4th Test
England won by 74 runs
9,10,11,12 August 2013 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* lbw b Bird 51 230 164 5 0 31.09
52.3 84.4 mph, he pads up and Cook knows instantly that wasn't a wise decision at all! On a good length outside off and coming back in off the pitch, Cook was probably expecting it to move away, thrust his pad forward, no shot offered, struck in line with the off stump and the umpire gave him out in an instant 153/4
View dismissal JE Root c †Haddin b Watson 16 78 52 1 0 30.76
17.4 82.8 mph, there's a loud appeal for a caught behind and Root's been given not out and Clarke wants it reviewed, Watson bowled it in the channel just outside off, Root was half forward to defend, there was a sound as the ball passed the bat and Hot Spot detected an edge, the Australians were confident from the start, Hot Spot showed only a small mark. Good enough for the dismissal though 34/1
View dismissal IJL Trott c Khawaja b Lyon 49 89 60 7 0 81.66
39.2 54.4 mph, flicks off his pad, caught at short leg - and that's got him! It's that simple, Tony Hill raises his finger confidently this time and Trott knows he's hit it, looks ruefully at the sky and mooches off. It was a thin scrape off the inside edge trying to work square, it popped off the knee roll and Khawaja plunged to his right to complete the dismissal 107/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c †Haddin b Lyon 26 50 35 4 0 74.28
49.5 54.4 mph, Pietersen edges and he walks! Lyon continues round the wicket, tossed up outside off, the ball goes through with the arm, Pietersen was forward and across but didn't cover the line, thick outside edge and he didn't wait for the umpire to give him out, he walked 149/3
View dismissal IR Bell c Harris b Lyon 6 22 17 0 0 35.29
55.4 54.5 mph, goes on the attack, doesn't come out of the middle and it's looped to mid-off, who takes a good, tumbling catch! Bell has done this a few times in recent months, usually to left-armers, but you wouldn't have expected it given his form this series... He skipped forward eagerly, looking to hit Lyon over the top as at Old Trafford but skewered it to Harris on the run 155/5
View dismissal JM Bairstow lbw b Lyon 14 105 77 1 0 18.18
77.3 54.5 mph, Bairstow is given out lbw on the sweep and he's reviewing it, Lyon was bowling round the wicket so the question was whether this straightened enough, pitched in line with middle stump and Bairstow was looking to sweep, too early on the shot, hit on the pads, Hawk Eye shows the ball clipping the bails, the umpire's call will stay on this occasion so Bairstow has to go 193/7
View dismissal MJ Prior lbw b Siddle 17 80 58 2 0 29.31
74.6 84.4 mph, confident shout for lbw and Aleem Dar isn't convinced and Clarke wants it reviewed, Siddle was bowling from slightly wide of the crease and it landed well outside the off stump and came back in sharply, hit him on the front pad just above the knee roll, Hot Spot did not detect an edge, Hawk Eye shows that hitting the leg stump and Aleem Dar reverses his decision 189/6
TT Bresnan not out 12 73 49 1 0 24.48
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Warner b Harris 3 11 12 0 0 25.00
80.3 82.4 mph, this has to be the softest dismissal of the day, Harris bowls it short and outside off, not sure what Broad was trying to do, he tried to slash it over the off side and the ball took the top edge and it was an easy catch at point, would have been better had he slashed over the slips instead 198/8
View dismissal GP Swann c Lyon b Harris 13 24 18 3 0 72.22
86.4 83.3 mph, the short ball does the trick! Harris bangs it in and the point was to get Swann to hook/pull with the fielders waiting in the deep, Swann pulls and Lyon takes the catch well in front of the rope at deep square leg 214/9
View dismissal JM Anderson b Bird 16 22 16 4 0 100.00
91.6 82.7 mph, it's all over! England have been wrapped up for 238. This one pitched on middle and Anderson slashed hard at it, but the late movement got him and the ball crashed into the middle stump. Excellent variation form Bird. Started with outswing, threw in a bouncer and got the wicket with one that came back in 238/10
Extras (b 5, lb 1, w 3, nb 6) 15
  Total (all out; 92 overs; 399 mins) 238 (2.58 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RJ Harris 19 3 70 2 3.68 87 10 0 (5nb)
80.3 to Broad, 82.4 mph, this has to be the softest dismissal of the day, Harris bowls it short and outside off, not sure what Broad was trying to do, he tried to slash it over the off side and the ball took the top edge and it was an easy catch at point, would have been better had he slashed over the slips instead 198/8
86.4 to Swann, 83.3 mph, the short ball does the trick! Harris bangs it in and the point was to get Swann to hook/pull with the fielders waiting in the deep, Swann pulls and Lyon takes the catch well in front of the rope at deep square leg 214/9
View wickets JM Bird 22 9 58 2 2.63 110 9 0
52.3 to Cook, 84.4 mph, he pads up and Cook knows instantly that wasn't a wise decision at all! On a good length outside off and coming back in off the pitch, Cook was probably expecting it to move away, thrust his pad forward, no shot offered, struck in line with the off stump and the umpire gave him out in an instant 153/4
91.6 to Anderson, 82.7 mph, it's all over! England have been wrapped up for 238. This one pitched on middle and Anderson slashed hard at it, but the late movement got him and the ball crashed into the middle stump. Excellent variation form Bird. Started with outswing, threw in a bouncer and got the wicket with one that came back in 238/10
View wicket SR Watson 13 6 21 1 1.61 69 1 0 (2w)
17.4 to Root, 82.8 mph, there's a loud appeal for a caught behind and Root's been given not out and Clarke wants it reviewed, Watson bowled it in the channel just outside off, Root was half forward to defend, there was a sound as the ball passed the bat and Hot Spot detected an edge, the Australians were confident from the start, Hot Spot showed only a small mark. Good enough for the dismissal though 34/1
View wicket PM Siddle 18 6 41 1 2.27 89 4 0 (1nb, 1w)
74.6 to Prior, 84.4 mph, confident shout for lbw and Aleem Dar isn't convinced and Clarke wants it reviewed, Siddle was bowling from slightly wide of the crease and it landed well outside the off stump and came back in sharply, hit him on the front pad just above the knee roll, Hot Spot did not detect an edge, Hawk Eye shows that hitting the leg stump and Aleem Dar reverses his decision 189/6
View wickets NM Lyon 20 7 42 4 2.10 99 4 0
39.2 to Trott, 54.4 mph, flicks off his pad, caught at short leg - and that's got him! It's that simple, Tony Hill raises his finger confidently this time and Trott knows he's hit it, looks ruefully at the sky and mooches off. It was a thin scrape off the inside edge trying to work square, it popped off the knee roll and Khawaja plunged to his right to complete the dismissal 107/2
49.5 to Pietersen, 54.4 mph, Pietersen edges and he walks! Lyon continues round the wicket, tossed up outside off, the ball goes through with the arm, Pietersen was forward and across but didn't cover the line, thick outside edge and he didn't wait for the umpire to give him out, he walked 149/3
55.4 to Bell, 54.5 mph, goes on the attack, doesn't come out of the middle and it's looped to mid-off, who takes a good, tumbling catch! Bell has done this a few times in recent months, usually to left-armers, but you wouldn't have expected it given his form this series... He skipped forward eagerly, looking to hit Lyon over the top as at Old Trafford but skewered it to Harris on the run 155/5
77.3 to Bairstow, 54.5 mph, Bairstow is given out lbw on the sweep and he's reviewing it, Lyon was bowling round the wicket so the question was whether this straightened enough, pitched in line with middle stump and Bairstow was looking to sweep, too early on the shot, hit on the pads, Hawk Eye shows the ball clipping the bails, the umpire's call will stay on this occasion so Bairstow has to go 193/7
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CJL Rogers c †Prior b Swann 110 354 250 14 0 44.00
79.2 52.0 mph, Prior has made a lot of ground in front of the stumps to dive and pouch this one-handed, but has this taken some part of Rogers' bat as it pops up off pad flap, Hill shakes his head, Cook reviews, a faint mark does appear on the bottom of the glove on HotSpot replays as Rogers pushes forward, and he's been sent on his way to a standing ovation 233/7
View dismissal DA Warner b Broad 3 17 7 0 0 42.85
3.6 88.9 mph, oh he's gone! This one was right on target, he pitched it straight on the stumps on length, it seamed back in and Warner's bat came down late enough for the ball to hit the top of off stump. Broad has got the early breakthrough 12/1
View dismissal UT Khawaja c †Prior b Broad 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
5.6 87.3 mph, he's been given, Broad strikes again! It was pitched on good length with late movement and was close to the stumps so Khawaja was in two minds - whether to play or leave. He decides to leave it at the last moment but the ball takes the bottom edge and goes to Prior's safe hands. 12/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c Cook b Broad 6 42 18 1 0 33.33
13.1 83.5 mph, wild cover drive and edged to Cook at slip terrible, terrible, irresponsible stroke. Length ball well wide of off stump, Clarke inexplicably tried to drive it through cover but simply didn't bother to move towards the ball, it was all hands, he had no control and got a thick edge that carried high to first slip well. Awful shot, pretty pathetic really 49/3
View dismissal SPD Smith c †Prior b Bresnan 17 35 34 3 0 50.00
22.4 81.3 mph, Smith is caught behind! Bresnan angled it in as it pitched on good length outside off, Smith leaned forward and poked at it which produced an outside edge and a low catch for Prior to his right. Australia in trouble here 76/4
View dismissal SR Watson c †Prior b Broad 68 200 134 7 0 50.74
68.6 82.7 mph, full down the leg side, flicked at and, oh no it isn't is it? It is! A leg side strangle. Watson flicked at it, got plenty of bat on it and Prior tumbling to his left, took a solid catch with two hands. Just a regulation ball down leg, very poor delivery really, and it takes a wicket, funny game eh? 205/5
View dismissal BJ Haddin lbw b Swann 13 28 22 2 0 59.09
75.5 52.2 mph, Swann finds early turn from round the stumps, catches Haddin on the pads, and Hill says it is hitting, Haddin is reviewing, there is nothing on HotSpot, for the record, Haddin is deep in his crease, and that is why, even as he is hit on the knee roll, Hawk-Eye has it hitting middle comfortably two-thirds of the way up, absolute bonus for England, just before the new ball 224/6
View dismissal PM Siddle c Cook b Anderson 5 40 21 0 0 23.80
84.3 84.0 mph, length ball just outside off edged and taken at first slip, a good low catch from Cook again showing his decent hands in this series. Anderson gets himself on the board with a good probing line just outside off, Siddle poked at it and got a thick edge which just about carried low to Cook who claimed it with two hands 245/8
View dismissal RJ Harris lbw b Broad 28 51 33 5 0 84.84
89.3 83.7 mph, full length, batsman caught on the crease, it looked straight, did he nick this, not out given, England review. Harris got across his stumps, it looks very straight, any edge? Nope, Harris is already walking off. I think there were too pads which might have deceived the umpire. Good review from England, Hawk Eye has it dead plumb on middle stump. Tony Hill gives it out but everyone is already half-way back to the pavilion, five wickets for Broad, a very good display, yesterday especially 270/10
View dismissal NM Lyon lbw b Anderson 4 10 7 1 0 57.14
86.5 87.3 mph, full length at the stumps, Lyon plays right across it and is given out lbw got too far across his stumps and is caught in front of middle and leg. Anderson fired it in fuller and straighter and it deceived Lyon who planted his front foot on off stump, swung across the front pad but missed and when that happened, Aleem Dar was in no doubt that it was out 258/9
JM Bird not out 0 13 7 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 2, lb 11, w 1, nb 2) 16
  Total (all out; 89.3 overs; 394 mins) 270 (3.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 25 8 65 2 2.60 120 11 0
84.3 to Siddle, 84.0 mph, length ball just outside off edged and taken at first slip, a good low catch from Cook again showing his decent hands in this series. Anderson gets himself on the board with a good probing line just outside off, Siddle poked at it and got a thick edge which just about carried low to Cook who claimed it with two hands 245/8
86.5 to Lyon, 87.3 mph, full length at the stumps, Lyon plays right across it and is given out lbw got too far across his stumps and is caught in front of middle and leg. Anderson fired it in fuller and straighter and it deceived Lyon who planted his front foot on off stump, swung across the front pad but missed and when that happened, Aleem Dar was in no doubt that it was out 258/9
View wickets SCJ Broad 24.3 7 71 5 2.89 120 8 0 (2nb, 1w)
3.6 to Warner, 88.9 mph, oh he's gone! This one was right on target, he pitched it straight on the stumps on length, it seamed back in and Warner's bat came down late enough for the ball to hit the top of off stump. Broad has got the early breakthrough 12/1
5.6 to Khawaja, 87.3 mph, he's been given, Broad strikes again! It was pitched on good length with late movement and was close to the stumps so Khawaja was in two minds - whether to play or leave. He decides to leave it at the last moment but the ball takes the bottom edge and goes to Prior's safe hands. 12/2
13.1 to Clarke, 83.5 mph, wild cover drive and edged to Cook at slip terrible, terrible, irresponsible stroke. Length ball well wide of off stump, Clarke inexplicably tried to drive it through cover but simply didn't bother to move towards the ball, it was all hands, he had no control and got a thick edge that carried high to first slip well. Awful shot, pretty pathetic really 49/3
68.6 to Watson, 82.7 mph, full down the leg side, flicked at and, oh no it isn't is it? It is! A leg side strangle. Watson flicked at it, got plenty of bat on it and Prior tumbling to his left, took a solid catch with two hands. Just a regulation ball down leg, very poor delivery really, and it takes a wicket, funny game eh? 205/5
89.3 to Harris, 83.7 mph, full length, batsman caught on the crease, it looked straight, did he nick this, not out given, England review. Harris got across his stumps, it looks very straight, any edge? Nope, Harris is already walking off. I think there were too pads which might have deceived the umpire. Good review from England, Hawk Eye has it dead plumb on middle stump. Tony Hill gives it out but everyone is already half-way back to the pavilion, five wickets for Broad, a very good display, yesterday especially 270/10
View wicket TT Bresnan 19 3 63 1 3.31 80 6 0
22.4 to Smith, 81.3 mph, Smith is caught behind! Bresnan angled it in as it pitched on good length outside off, Smith leaned forward and poked at it which produced an outside edge and a low catch for Prior to his right. Australia in trouble here 76/4
View wickets GP Swann 18 5 48 2 2.66 87 7 0
75.5 to Haddin, 52.2 mph, Swann finds early turn from round the stumps, catches Haddin on the pads, and Hill says it is hitting, Haddin is reviewing, there is nothing on HotSpot, for the record, Haddin is deep in his crease, and that is why, even as he is hit on the knee roll, Hawk-Eye has it hitting middle comfortably two-thirds of the way up, absolute bonus for England, just before the new ball 224/6
79.2 to Rogers, 52.0 mph, Prior has made a lot of ground in front of the stumps to dive and pouch this one-handed, but has this taken some part of Rogers' bat as it pops up off pad flap, Hill shakes his head, Cook reviews, a faint mark does appear on the bottom of the glove on HotSpot replays as Rogers pushes forward, and he's been sent on his way to a standing ovation 233/7
  IJL Trott 3 0 10 0 3.33 12 1 0
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* c †Haddin b Harris 22 62 37 3 0 59.45
12.6 86.5 mph, got him, Cook is caught at the wicket driving! He'd been looking to be more positive in this innings, the ball was wide, easy enough to leave but Cook went after it, aiming through cover and just got a feather on it - not dissimilar to his very first dismissal of this series, to James Pattinson on the first morning at Trent Bridge 42/2
View dismissal JE Root b Harris 2 35 19 0 0 10.52
6.3 88.4 mph, bowled him and that is a cracker, nowt you can do as a batsman, think Anderson to Clarke at Trent Bridge, that is a beauty. Full length, Root pushing forward, it seamed away and took the top of off stump, a gem of a delivery from Harris, absolutely superb 17/1
View dismissal IJL Trott c †Haddin b Harris 23 31 29 3 0 79.31
14.2 87.6 mph, dug in short and there's a bit of glove on this, fantastic catch above his head from Haddin and England are three down! The get-on-with-it mentality has another victim as Trott falls for a breezy, confounding 23 - Australia have got him with the bumper again, Harris' delivery sliding down the leg side but Trott unable to pull out of an attempted hoick, little more bounce than he expected and there was just a flick of the glove on its way through 49/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Rogers b Lyon 44 154 84 6 0 52.38
47.3 54.8 mph, plays across the line and again and a leading edge sails to cover, where Rogers stoops to claim the catch just above the ground! Lyon has conquered Pietersen again, who was intent on not playing through the off side and getting out in the manner of the first innings but found an even worse way to be dismissed, trying to take the ball from wide of the stumps through midwicket. KP has got another case of the yips and Gaz isn't even a left-armer! 155/4
View dismissal IR Bell b Harris 113 285 210 11 0 53.80
82.2 83.7 mph, length ball and cleans up Bell totally castled. That jagged back sharply and kept low, Bell couldn't get down and across to it in time and it took the inside edge onto middle stump, not a great deal you can do with that, this new ball is flying around. Harris putting it in the right area again and the ball did the rest 251/6
View dismissal JM Bairstow c †Haddin b Lyon 28 86 65 6 0 43.07
67.5 55.0 mph, breakthrough! Lyon strikes. Goes back to a short delivery, it bounces a touch more and takes the top edge as he goes to force into the off side 221/5
View dismissal TT Bresnan c & b Harris 45 103 90 6 0 50.00
92.6 86.3 mph, oh well, as soft as you get, and Harris has his best figures, Bresnan was playing from the crease, he's tried to work a pitched up delivery to the leg side but has just popped it back tamely to the bowler, he is getting a standing ovation as he walks off, well-earned too, he's put England within sight of a lead of 300 317/9
View dismissal MJ Prior b Harris 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
82.3 86.9 mph, got him first ball! Off stump out of the ground, again there's sharp movement in off the seam, this actually bounces a little bit, Prior was blocking from the crease around off stump but got beaten completely, it came off his elbow and cannoned into off stump, Prior's lean run continues, five wickets for Harris 251/7
View dismissal SCJ Broad c Smith b Harris 13 10 7 3 0 185.71
84.6 87.1 mph, around the wicket, short ball and Broad is all over the place and tamely fends to gully. So that brief cameo from Broad is ended in brutal fashion, a very sharp bumper right at the throat, Broad lent back but couldn't get the hands out of the way as the delivery rose on him, it took the handle of the bat and looped to gully 275/8
GP Swann not out 30 43 24 6 0 125.00
View dismissal JM Anderson c †Haddin b Lyon 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
95.1 54.0 mph, that will be it, Haddin goes up immediately as Anderson pushes forward, HotSpot shows a faint mark on the outside edge, Aleem Dar's finger goes up immediately, and Anderson is off and jogging back to the dressing room 330/10
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 1) 10
  Total (all out; 95.1 overs; 420 mins) 330 (3.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RJ Harris 28 2 117 7 4.17 118 19 0
6.3 to Root, 88.4 mph, bowled him and that is a cracker, nowt you can do as a batsman, think Anderson to Clarke at Trent Bridge, that is a beauty. Full length, Root pushing forward, it seamed away and took the top of off stump, a gem of a delivery from Harris, absolutely superb 17/1
12.6 to Cook, 86.5 mph, got him, Cook is caught at the wicket driving! He'd been looking to be more positive in this innings, the ball was wide, easy enough to leave but Cook went after it, aiming through cover and just got a feather on it - not dissimilar to his very first dismissal of this series, to James Pattinson on the first morning at Trent Bridge 42/2
14.2 to Trott, 87.6 mph, dug in short and there's a bit of glove on this, fantastic catch above his head from Haddin and England are three down! The get-on-with-it mentality has another victim as Trott falls for a breezy, confounding 23 - Australia have got him with the bumper again, Harris' delivery sliding down the leg side but Trott unable to pull out of an attempted hoick, little more bounce than he expected and there was just a flick of the glove on its way through 49/3
82.2 to Bell, 83.7 mph, length ball and cleans up Bell totally castled. That jagged back sharply and kept low, Bell couldn't get down and across to it in time and it took the inside edge onto middle stump, not a great deal you can do with that, this new ball is flying around. Harris putting it in the right area again and the ball did the rest 251/6
82.3 to Prior, 86.9 mph, got him first ball! Off stump out of the ground, again there's sharp movement in off the seam, this actually bounces a little bit, Prior was blocking from the crease around off stump but got beaten completely, it came off his elbow and cannoned into off stump, Prior's lean run continues, five wickets for Harris 251/7
84.6 to Broad, 87.1 mph, around the wicket, short ball and Broad is all over the place and tamely fends to gully. So that brief cameo from Broad is ended in brutal fashion, a very sharp bumper right at the throat, Broad lent back but couldn't get the hands out of the way as the delivery rose on him, it took the handle of the bat and looped to gully 275/8
92.6 to Bresnan, 86.3 mph, oh well, as soft as you get, and Harris has his best figures, Bresnan was playing from the crease, he's tried to work a pitched up delivery to the leg side but has just popped it back tamely to the bowler, he is getting a standing ovation as he walks off, well-earned too, he's put England within sight of a lead of 300 317/9
  JM Bird 20.3 6 67 0 3.26 96 9 0
  SR Watson 6.3 1 22 0 3.38 28 2 0
  PM Siddle 17 4 59 0 3.47 79 10 0 (1w)
View wickets NM Lyon 22.1 3 55 3 2.48 100 4 0
47.3 to Pietersen, 54.8 mph, plays across the line and again and a leading edge sails to cover, where Rogers stoops to claim the catch just above the ground! Lyon has conquered Pietersen again, who was intent on not playing through the off side and getting out in the manner of the first innings but found an even worse way to be dismissed, trying to take the ball from wide of the stumps through midwicket. KP has got another case of the yips and Gaz isn't even a left-armer! 155/4
67.5 to Bairstow, 55.0 mph, breakthrough! Lyon strikes. Goes back to a short delivery, it bounces a touch more and takes the top edge as he goes to force into the off side 221/5
95.1 to Anderson, 54.0 mph, that will be it, Haddin goes up immediately as Anderson pushes forward, HotSpot shows a faint mark on the outside edge, Aleem Dar's finger goes up immediately, and Anderson is off and jogging back to the dressing room 330/10
  SPD Smith 1 0 1 0 1.00 5 0 0
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 299 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CJL Rogers c Trott b Swann 49 120 100 8 0 49.00
29.2 53.8 mph, 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 109/1
View dismissal DA Warner c †Prior b Bresnan 71 174 113 10 1 62.83
43.4 80.9 mph, 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 168/3
View dismissal UT Khawaja lbw b Swann 21 39 35 3 0 60.00
39.1 53.2 mph, 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 147/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke* b Broad 21 43 27 3 0 77.77
48.1 87.7 mph, 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 174/4
View dismissal SPD Smith b Broad 2 35 19 0 0 10.52
50.3 82.9 mph, 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 175/5
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Bresnan 2 18 11 0 0 18.18
51.3 79.4 mph, 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 HawkEye has that clipping leg stump, and the umpire's call stays 179/6
View dismissal BJ Haddin lbw b Broad 4 15 6 0 0 66.66
52.5 87.6 mph, 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, HawkEye 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 181/7
View dismissal PM Siddle c Anderson b Broad 23 69 48 2 0 47.91
68.3 81.2 mph, 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 224/10
View dismissal RJ Harris lbw b Broad 11 18 18 1 0 61.11
56.6 83.9 mph, 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 199/8
View dismissal NM Lyon b Broad 8 14 10 2 0 80.00
60.4 86.2 mph, 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 211/9
JM Bird not out 1 26 24 0 0 4.16
Extras (b 6, lb 5) 11
  Total (all out; 68.3 overs; 290 mins) 224 (3.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
  JM Anderson 16 1 73 0 4.56 67 11 0
View wickets SCJ Broad 18.3 3 50 6 2.70 88 7 0
48.1 to Clarke, 87.7 mph, 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 174/4
50.3 to Smith, 82.9 mph, 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 175/5
52.5 to Haddin, 87.6 mph, 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, HawkEye 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 181/7
56.6 to Harris, 83.9 mph, 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 199/8
60.4 to Lyon, 86.2 mph, 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 211/9
68.3 to Siddle, 81.2 mph, 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 224/10
View wickets TT Bresnan 13 2 36 2 2.76 61 4 0
43.4 to Warner, 80.9 mph, 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 168/3
51.3 to Watson, 79.4 mph, 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 HawkEye has that clipping leg stump, and the umpire's call stays 179/6
View wickets GP Swann 18 6 53 2 2.94 89 7 1
29.2 to Rogers, 53.8 mph, 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 109/1
39.1 to Khawaja, 53.2 mph, 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 147/2
  JE Root 3 2 1 0 0.33 17 0 0

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 3-0
Player of the match - SCJ Broad (England)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and AL Hill (New Zealand)
TV umpire - M Erasmus (South Africa)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - MA Gough
Close of play
  • Fri, 9 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 238/9 (TT Bresnan 12*, JM Anderson 16*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 10 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 222/5 (CJL Rogers 101*, BJ Haddin 12*, 74.4 ov)
  • Sun, 11 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 234/5 (IR Bell 105*, TT Bresnan 4*, 74 ov)
  • Mon, 12 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 224 (68.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • Drinks: England - 31/0 in 14.0 overs (AN Cook 11, JE Root 14)
    • Over 17.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - JE Root (Upheld)
    • England: 50 runs in 21.4 overs (133 balls), Extras 7
    • Lunch: England - 57/1 in 27.0 overs (AN Cook 21, IJL Trott 13)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 101 balls (AN Cook 20, IJL Trott 30, Ex 1)
    • England: 100 runs in 38.2 overs (233 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: England - 120/2 in 42.0 overs (AN Cook 35, KP Pietersen 13)
    • AN Cook: 50 off 153 balls, 214 mins (5 x 4)
    • England: 150 runs in 51.4 overs (313 balls), Extras 7
    • Tea: England - 155/4 in 55.0 overs (IR Bell 6, JM Bairstow 0)
    • Drinks: England - 189/5 in 74.0 overs (JM Bairstow 12, MJ Prior 17)
    • Over 74.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - MJ Prior (Upheld)
    • Over 77.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - JM Bairstow (Struck down)
    • New Ball Taken: England 199/8 after 84.1 overs (TT Bresnan 3, GP Swann 0)
    • England: 200 runs in 84.2 overs (512 balls), Extras 15
    • End Of Day: England - 238/9 in 90.0 overs (TT Bresnan 12, JM Anderson 16)
    • Innings Break: England - 238/10 in 92.0 overs (TT Bresnan 12)
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Over 7.4: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - CJL Rogers (Struck down)
    • Over 7.6: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - CJL Rogers (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Australia - 35/2 in 10.0 overs (CJL Rogers 20, MJ Clarke 5)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 13.4 overs (83 balls), Extras 7
    • Lunch: Australia - 75/3 in 21.0 overs (CJL Rogers 41, SPD Smith 17)
    • CJL Rogers: 50 off 87 balls, 133 mins (8 x 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 31.4 overs (192 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: Australia - 119/4 in 35.0 overs (CJL Rogers 61, SR Watson 20)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (CJL Rogers 22, SR Watson 24, Ex 4)
    • Tea: Australia - 148/4 in 48.0 overs (CJL Rogers 71, SR Watson 38)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 48.2 overs (292 balls), Extras 14
    • SR Watson: 50 off 98 balls, 146 mins (5 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 217 balls (CJL Rogers 43, SR Watson 51, Ex 6)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 65.2 overs (394 balls), Extras 15
    • Drinks: Australia - 205/4 in 67.0 overs (CJL Rogers 96, SR Watson 68)
    • CJL Rogers: 100 off 227 balls, 321 mins (13 x 4)
    • Bad Light: Australia - 222/5 in 74.4 overs (CJL Rogers 101, BJ Haddin 12)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 222/5 in 74.4 overs (CJL Rogers 101, BJ Haddin 12)
    • Over 75.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - BJ Haddin (Struck down)
    • Over 79.2: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - CJL Rogers (Upheld)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 236/7 after 80.1 overs (PM Siddle 1, RJ Harris 3)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 85.3 overs (515 balls), Extras 16
    • Drinks: Australia - 258/9 in 86.5 overs (RJ Harris 16)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 270/10 in 89.3 overs (JM Bird 0)
    • Over 89.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - RJ Harris (Upheld)
    • England 2nd innings
    • Lunch: England - 24/1 in 9.0 overs (AN Cook 17, IJL Trott 5)
    • England: 50 runs in 14.3 overs (87 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: England - 85/3 in 22.0 overs (KP Pietersen 16, IR Bell 20)
    • England: 100 runs in 26.5 overs (161 balls), Extras 2
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (KP Pietersen 25, IR Bell 25, Ex 1)
    • Tea: England - 123/3 in 36.0 overs (KP Pietersen 37, IR Bell 37)
    • IR Bell: 50 off 100 balls, 122 mins (5 x 4)
    • England: 150 runs in 45.2 overs (272 balls), Extras 2
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 186 balls (KP Pietersen 42, IR Bell 59, Ex 1)
    • Over 46.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - KP Pietersen (Struck down)
    • Drinks: England - 170/4 in 53.0 overs (IR Bell 67, JM Bairstow 10)
    • Bad Light: England - 186/4 in 59.2 overs (IR Bell 75, JM Bairstow 18)
    • England: 200 runs in 63.2 overs (380 balls), Extras 2
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 99 balls (IR Bell 22, JM Bairstow 28, Ex 0)
    • IR Bell: 100 off 184 balls, 245 mins (10 x 4)
    • End Of Day: England - 234/5 in 74.0 overs (IR Bell 105, TT Bresnan 4)
    • England: 250 runs in 79.2 overs (476 balls), Extras 6
    • New Ball Taken: England 250/5 after 80.1 overs (IR Bell 113, TT Bresnan 12)
    • Over 81.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - TT Bresnan (Struck down)
    • England: 300 runs in 87.1 overs (523 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: England - 306/8 in 88.0 overs (TT Bresnan 43, GP Swann 9)
    • Innings Break: England - 330/10 in 95.1 overs (GP Swann 30)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Over 2.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - CJL Rogers (Struck down)
    • Lunch: Australia - 11/0 in 5.0 overs (CJL Rogers 5, DA Warner 2)
    • Rain: Australia - 11/0 in 5.0 overs (CJL Rogers 5, DA Warner 2)
    • Wet Ground: Australia - 11/0 in 5.0 overs (CJL Rogers 5, DA Warner 2)
    • Over 8.4: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - CJL Rogers (Upheld)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (75 balls), Extras 7
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (CJL Rogers 19, DA Warner 24, Ex 7)
    • Drinks: Australia - 80/0 in 20.0 overs (CJL Rogers 36, DA Warner 37)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 26.4 overs (160 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 160 balls (CJL Rogers 45, DA Warner 48, Ex 8)
    • DA Warner: 50 off 74 balls, 118 mins (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Tea: Australia - 120/1 in 33.0 overs (DA Warner 57, UT Khawaja 6)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 39.3 overs (237 balls), Extras 9
    • Over 46.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - SPD Smith (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Australia - 174/3 in 48.0 overs (MJ Clarke 21, SPD Smith 2)
    • Over 51.3: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - SR Watson (Struck down)
    • Over 52.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - BJ Haddin (Struck down)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 57.3 overs (345 balls), Extras 11
 
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