The Ashes - 5th Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

4.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, nice delivery in the channel, it swings away and Watson leaves well

4.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, tighter line and forces Watson to come forward to play at this, it seams away and beats the outside edge, very nicely bowled

4.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, tighter again and Watson plays at this and blocks it up the wicket

4.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, solidly defended coming forward just outside off stump

Australia 11/1   SR Watson 0* (4b)

6.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, middle and off line, Watson forward to push up the wicket

6.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, full delivery angled in, Watson forward again and manages to get the bat in front of the pad to block up the wicket

6.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, more off stump the line now, Watson forward again to block up on the off side

6.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, big inswinger, Watson tries to drive off a length and gets a thick inside edge into his back pad, nearly beaten, nearly played on, well bowled

6.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, started on a similar wide angle but instead of coming in it held its line and to be fair Watson played inside the line

6.6

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, fuller and driven nicely through extra-cover for four, well-timed stroke, didn't over hit it, Anderson won't mind being driven though

Australia 19/1   SR Watson 4* (10b 1x4)

8.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, middle stump line, hint of away-movement, Watson defends carefully in the crease

8.2

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, too leg stumpish and Watson gets a tickle on it that runs very fine for four into the pavilion

8.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, full on the stumps, Watson shapes to play to leg and misses, huge cry for lbw, is this sneaking down? Not out given and England again decline the review, probably the correct call again. Yep indeed, umpire's call on hitting leg stump

8.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, full ball outside off stump, Watson leaves alone and it carries through to Prior at shoulder height

8.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, angles in, seams away, Watson beaten playing forward, a superb delivery

8.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, firmly driven from a length ball just outside off to point

Australia 23/1   SR Watson 8* (16b 2x4)

10.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, this is angled in, Watson comes forward and is struck on the pad probably too high, he also got an inside edge which stymied the appeal

10.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, full a foot outside off, Watson watches it closely and lets it go, in a real battle here

10.3

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, a touch full and Watson is onto it in a flash, driving firmly through the covers

10.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, superb delivery again, it seams away and beats the outside edge from off stump, so unlucky not to take the edge

10.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, full and down the leg side, flicked at and missed, Anderson going for the pads and overdoing it

10.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, length ball around off stump, blocked into the covers

Australia 31/1   SR Watson 12* (22b 3x4)

12.1

Woakes to Watson, no run, full on off stump, driven gently to mid-on

12.2

Woakes to Watson, no run, full ball at the stumps, 86mph so not bad pace, pushed to midwicket on the front foot

12.3

Woakes to Watson, no run, very tight line that shapes in a little, Watson shoulders arms outside off and it was a jolly good leave

12.4

Woakes to Watson, 2 runs, angled in and whipped off the stumps through midwicket, deep square leg runs to his left and saves four

12.5

Woakes to Watson, no run, forward press on the stumps, cry for lbw but surely an inside edge, not out given, yep big edge

12.6

Woakes to Watson, FOUR, short and pulled hard into the pavilion, ruins a good first over in Tests from Woakes

Australia 37/1   SR Watson 18* (28b 4x4)

14.1

Woakes to Watson, no run, full on off stump, Watson gets forward and defends

14.2

Woakes to Watson, no run, slightly shorter, 85mph, Watson plays into the off side

14.3

Woakes to Watson, no run, pushed down the leg side, Prior shows his diving skills as he springs to his left

14.4

Woakes to Watson, no run, back outside off stump, runs square to point

14.5

Woakes to Watson, no run, angling into Watson from just short of a length, defended towards mid-on

14.6

Woakes to Watson, no run, in the channel outside off, a thud of a block from Watson into the off side

Australia 37/1   SR Watson 18* (34b 4x4)

16.1

Woakes to Watson, no run, he plants that left foot down the pitch and punches this one firmly to mid-on

16.2

Woakes to Watson, FOUR, 85mph, that's dispatched through the covers, was just full enough and wide enough for him to stretch forward into a meaty drive

16.3

Woakes to Watson, no run, drilled out of the middle of the bat again, this time Anderson gets around from mid-off

16.4

Woakes to Watson, FOUR, finds the outside this time, 83mph, but it's controlled by Watson, to a degree, and the ball went straight to ground and runs wide of third man

16.5

Woakes to Watson, no run, that's a good nut, outside off stump and not full enough to drive...Watson is still coming forward and the ball scoots past the edge

16.6

Woakes to Watson, FOUR, now he gets too straight, full on middle, Watson flicks it sweetly wide of Pietersen at midwicket...a productive over for him

Australia 49/1   SR Watson 30* (40b 7x4)

17.2

Swann to Watson, 1 run, over the wicket to Watson who uses his feet and clips this down to long-on

Australia 51/1   SR Watson 31* (41b 7x4)

18.1

Woakes to Watson, no run, back of a length outside off, 84mph, left alone

18.2

Woakes to Watson, no run, angling in a fraction from outside off, defended to mid-on

18.3

Woakes to Watson, no run, this pings off the middle of Watson's bat to mid-off

18.4

Woakes to Watson, 1 run, pulls his length back, Watson pushes it into the off side in front of point

Australia 52/1   SR Watson 32* (45b 7x4)

19.1

Swann to Watson, no run, floated up around off stump, patted gently to the off side...does he fancy the slog-sweep?

19.2

Swann to Watson, no run, uses his feet, hammers this into the ground and it rockets back to Swann

19.3

Swann to Watson, no run, touch slower by Swann, 55mph, defended towards short leg

19.4

Swann to Watson, no run, starts to come down the pitch again, he's not to the pitch and defends

19.5

Swann to Watson, 1 run, spins into the pads, allows Watson to flick it through midwicket

Australia 55/1   SR Watson 33* (50b 7x4)

20.1

Woakes to Watson, FOUR, too short from Woakes, sits up gently and Watson pulls it in front of square

20.2

Woakes to Watson, no run, gets it fuller at off stump, defended to the covers

20.3

Woakes to Watson, no run, steps across his stumps, defends a delivery from outside off towards mid-on

20.4

Woakes to Watson, FOUR, that's glorious...a rifled straight drive which leaves Aleem Dar needing to pull off some fancy footwork. From too short to too full

20.5

Woakes to Watson, 1 run, nudged into the gap at midwicket

Australia 64/1   SR Watson 42* (55b 9x4)

21.1

Swann to Watson, no run, thrown up a bit wider outside off, Watson pushes to cover

21.2

Swann to Watson, SIX, now Watson takes it to Swann, he dances down the pitch and lofts him straight down the ground...mid-on had been brought up, but it wouldn't have mattered if he'd been on the rope. That was easily into the stand

21.3

Swann to Watson, no run, keeps the aggressive approach, comes down at Swann again and clips it to mid-on

21.4

Swann to Watson, no run, stays in his crease this time, stretches forward and works to midwicket

21.5

Swann to Watson, 1 run, starts quite wide of leg stump, Watson meets it down the pitch and beats midwicket with a firm flick

Australia 71/1   SR Watson 49* (60b 9x4 1x6)

22.1

Kerrigan to Watson, 1 run, his first ball is a fraction short, Watson rocks back and cuts it through point...there's cover on the boundary. Takes Watson to a very compact half-century from 61 balls

22.3

Kerrigan to Watson, FOUR, a low full toss gets hammered down the ground, Watson is flowing...he used his feet and drilled this straight

22.4

Kerrigan to Watson, no run, defended to the leg side

22.5

Kerrigan to Watson, FOUR, another boundary, this is terrific batting from Watson, as he's down the pitch again and this time flicks it through straight midwicket

22.6

Kerrigan to Watson, no run, on middle, angled into Watson, defended

Australia 81/1   SR Watson 58* (65b 11x4 1x6)

24.1

Kerrigan to Watson, no run, lands this on a good length, Watson defends to the off side

24.2

Kerrigan to Watson, FOUR, this one, though, is very short - a long hop - and Watson has all the time in the world to rock back and pull strongly through midwicket

24.3

Kerrigan to Watson, FOUR, a calculated assault from Watson, this time he lofts him straight down the ground...it wasn't an awful delivery, just the approach from Watson

24.4

Kerrigan to Watson, 2 runs, now he drops short again, cut through the covers and only the sweeper keeps it to a couple

24.5

Kerrigan to Watson, FOUR, another short one, another pull...this is a tough welcome for Kerrigan as he gets pulled through midwicket with a hint of disdain

24.6

Kerrigan to Watson, FOUR, an over of carnage, Kerrigan just can't find his length at all, it's awfully short again and Watson has so much time...pulled through straight midwicket, not far from a six

Australia 103/1   SR Watson 76* (71b 15x4 1x6)

25.6

Swann to Watson, 2 runs, round the wicket, too short, clipped in front of square

Australia 106/1   SR Watson 78* (72b 15x4 1x6)

27.1

Swann to Watson, no run, round the wicket, on off stump, defended

27.2

Swann to Watson, 1 run, more on leg stump, Watson flicks it backward of square

Australia 108/1   SR Watson 79* (74b 15x4 1x6)

28.1

Broad to Watson, no run, good (or tight) leave as this tails back from outside off

28.2

Broad to Watson, 1 run, gets too full on leg stump, flicked through midwicket but the deep sweeper gets around to keep them to a single

28.6

Broad to Watson, no run, worked into the leg side

Australia 112/1   SR Watson 80* (77b 15x4 1x6)

30.1

Broad to Watson, no run, full ball on the stumps, blocked on the crease into midwicket

30.2

Broad to Watson, no run, full on off stump, flicked across the line to short midwicket

30.3

Broad to Watson, no run, full and wide, Watson reaches out for it and drives but doesn't time the stroke and cover is able to field

30.4

Broad to Watson, no run, full on off stump, lovely straight drive, timed gorgeously, only finds mid-on though

30.5

Broad to Watson, no run, blocked in the crease around off stump

30.6

Broad to Watson, no run, standing in the crease, pushed from a foot wide of off stump towards point

Australia 112/1   SR Watson 80* (83b 15x4 1x6)

31.5

Swann to Watson, 1 run, straight line, full length, tucked into midwicket for a single

Australia 114/1   SR Watson 81* (84b 15x4 1x6)

32.1

Broad to Watson, no run, straight line, Watson goes to flick to leg, it runs off the pad and Prior is able to field and save the run

32.2

Broad to Watson, no run, forward on off stump and pressed into the covers

32.3

Broad to Watson, no run, length ball wide of off stump, left alone

32.4

Broad to Watson, no run, tighter line, forward on off stump to push into the covers

32.5

Broad to Watson, 3 runs, back foot press from just outside off, gets a thick outside edge and Swann fumbles in the gully so they get three down to third man and Broad is not impressed at all

Australia 117/1   SR Watson 84* (89b 15x4 1x6)

33.3

Swann to Watson, no run, also around to Watson, off stump line, blocked on the back foot

33.4

Swann to Watson, 1 run, tossed up, Watson down the wicket and clipping through midwicket for a single to the man in the deep

Australia 120/2   SR Watson 85* (91b 15x4 1x6)

34.1

Broad to Watson, 1 run, just back of a length, tucked down to long leg, they take a single and only a single, the fielder does well

Australia 121/2   SR Watson 86* (92b 15x4 1x6)

35.1

Swann to Watson, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, flicked past midwicket for a single

Australia 123/2   SR Watson 87* (93b 15x4 1x6)

36.1

Broad to Watson, FOUR, poor delivery, overpitched outside off and nicely driven past extra cover, well timed this is

36.2

Broad to Watson, no run, forward on a fourth-stump line, pressed to cover

36.3

Broad to Watson, no run, oh sharp bumper and this has caught Watson on the helmet, or has it missed the helmet, he's down. Watson tears the lid off and is on the ground. Watson took his eye off the ball completely, turned his head and got hit on the head under the left ear, nasty. Thankfully he's back on his feet, gets a polite round of applause, and is gathering his thoughts

36.4

Broad to Watson, (no ball) 1 run, another short one but not nearly high enough, Watson able to tuck through midwicket and get safely down the other end

Australia 129/2   SR Watson 92* (97b 16x4 1x6)

37.6

Swann to Watson, no run, tried to come down, this turns and bounces a little and takes the thigh pad up the wicket

Australia 133/2   SR Watson 92* (98b 16x4 1x6)

38.3

Broad to Watson, no run, full at the stumps, played forward and ran into midwicket

38.4

Broad to Watson, no run, full on off stump, Watson tries to drive up the wicket and gets a thick inside edge into the pad that runs into the off side

38.5

Broad to Watson, no run, full on off stump, driven firmly to mid-off

38.6

Broad to Watson, no run, short on a fourth-stump line, Watson drops his hands

Australia 137/2   SR Watson 92* (102b 16x4 1x6)

39.2

Swann to Watson, no run, forward on off stump, just pushing back to the bowler

39.3

Swann to Watson, 1 run, touch fuller and flicked through midwicket

Australia 139/2   SR Watson 93* (104b 16x4 1x6)

40.1

Anderson to Watson, 2 runs, length ball two feet outside off, firm drive through cover, wide of the sweeper so they get two

40.2

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, full ball on the stumps, Watson goes to flick it to leg and nearly misses, getting a thick inside edge through square leg

Australia 142/2   SR Watson 96* (106b 16x4 1x6)

41.1

Swann to Watson, no run, forward on off stump, pushes into the covers

41.2

Swann to Watson, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, rolled steadily through midwicket for a single

Australia 143/2   SR Watson 97* (108b 16x4 1x6)

42.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, length just outside off, big stride in and a firm drive towards mid-off, slightly mistimed

42.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, forward just outside off stump, solid block from high on the bat

42.3

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, touch wider line and Watson able to drop this into the covers for a quick single, few words between Watto and Anderson

Australia 144/2   SR Watson 98* (111b 16x4 1x6)

43.1

Swann to Watson, 1 run, tucked from off stump through midwicket...takes him to 99

Australia 145/3   SR Watson 99* (112b 16x4 1x6)

44.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, full at off stump, bunted up to mid-on

44.2

Anderson to Watson, 3 runs, there it is! Watson's first hundred in 25 Tests...just a hint of width, he leans forward and places it square through the off side

Australia 148/3   SR Watson 102* (114b 16x4 1x6)

45.1

Swann to Watson, 1 run, worked off his pads through midwicket

45.5

Swann to Watson, 1 run, full delivery, flicked through square leg

Australia 151/3   SR Watson 104* (116b 16x4 1x6)

46.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, dropped, oh what a moment! Excellent delivery, extra bounce from a good length, takes the shoulder of the bat and carries comfortably to the right of Cook

46.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, driven firmly to mid-off

46.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, gets forward and drives again, the bat skews in his hands and the ball fumbles its way to mid-on

46.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, defended from outside off to cover

46.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, tight on off stump, defended solidly to Anderson who will be ticking at the moment

46.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, played into the pitch and it bounces back to the bowler

Australia 151/3   SR Watson 104* (122b 16x4 1x6)

47.5

Swann to Watson, no run, round the wicket, Watson gets well forward

47.6

Swann to Watson, no run, leading edge, but doesn't carry to mid-off...he came down the pitch, tried to work into the leg side and the ball looped half way towards Broad

Australia 158/3   SR Watson 104* (124b 16x4 1x6)

49.1

Swann to Watson, no run, flicked to midwicket where it finds the England captain

49.2

Swann to Watson, no run, blocked up the pitch

49.3

Swann to Watson, no run, at off stump, 52mph, not quite in the 'red zone'...defended

49.4

Swann to Watson, no run, outside off, Watson eager to get down the pitch but is also keeping himself together

49.5

Swann to Watson, no run, defended again to cover

49.6

Swann to Watson, FOUR, dragged down very short, Watson pulls powerfully through midwicket...Pietersen is near the boundary and just stands there, having not picked up the ball. He might not have stopped it anyway

Australia 162/3   SR Watson 108* (130b 17x4 1x6)

51.1

Swann to Watson, no run, round the wicket, played off the back foot to midwicket

51.2

Swann to Watson, 2 runs, full outside leg, flicked away quite fine and deep square-leg is able to stop the second

51.3

Swann to Watson, no run, pushed slightly wider outside off, no great spin back

51.4

Swann to Watson, no run, he's forward on off stump to a straighter delivery

51.5

Swann to Watson, no run, worked out to midwicket

51.6

Swann to Watson, no run, on off stump, Watson shuffles forward then defends...Swann has been very steady

Australia 164/3   SR Watson 110* (136b 17x4 1x6)

53.1

Swann to Watson, no run, staying round the wicket, this is quite wide outside off and Watson defends to cover

53.2

Swann to Watson, no run, straight this time, pushed back to the bowler

53.3

Swann to Watson, no run, tries to get to the pitch and turns it to midwicket

53.4

Swann to Watson, 1 run, dragged down short, Watson flicks it through square leg

Australia 165/3   SR Watson 111* (140b 17x4 1x6)

54.1

Woakes to Watson, 2 runs, opens the face to a ball outside off, guides it through backward point

54.2

Woakes to Watson, no run, on off stump, Watson's front-foot block gets another workout

54.3

Woakes to Watson, no run, that's the straight one that has him trouble, flicking across the line, this one comes out of the middle

54.4

Woakes to Watson, FOUR, releases some of the pressure with a wide half volley, Watson drives it effortlessly between cover and mid-off

54.5

Woakes to Watson, no run, driven again, but this one goes straighter - the ball wasn't quite so floaty - to mid-off

54.6

Woakes to Watson, no run, full outside off, pushed to cover

Australia 171/3   SR Watson 117* (146b 18x4 1x6)

55.3

Kerrigan to Watson, 1 run, short again, pulled through midwicket, the deep fielder again helps Kerrigan out and keeps it to a single

Australia 173/3   SR Watson 118* (147b 18x4 1x6)

56.1

Woakes to Watson, no run, on middle and off, plays a touch across the line but no movement for Woakes

56.2

Woakes to Watson, no run, squirts off a thick inside edge to midwicket

56.3

Woakes to Watson, 2 runs, gets too far to leg stump, Watson clips it off the pads and Trott only just gets around to prevent the boundary

56.4

Woakes to Watson, no run, on off stump, played up to mid-off

56.5

Woakes to Watson, no run, driven firmly to mid-on

56.6

Woakes to Watson, no run, shorter of a length, Watson on the back foot and runs off a thick outside to gully

Australia 175/3   SR Watson 120* (153b 18x4 1x6)

57.2

Kerrigan to Watson, no run, gets this on a length outside off, Watson prods forward to cover

57.3

Kerrigan to Watson, 1 run, this one is made into a low full toss by Watson as he uses his feet then bunts it down to long-on

57.5

Kerrigan to Watson, no run, full on off stump, defended

57.6

Kerrigan to Watson, no run, defended on the back foot to cover

Australia 183/3   SR Watson 121* (157b 18x4 1x6)

58.3

Woakes to Watson, no run, full on the stumps again, dug out into midwicket again

58.4

Woakes to Watson, no run, forward on off stump, pressed back to the bowler

58.5

Woakes to Watson, 1 run, a foot outside off, eased off a length out to the sweeper on the off side

Australia 185/3   SR Watson 122* (160b 18x4 1x6)

59.1

Swann to Watson, no run, around the wicket, forward on off stump, pressed back to the bowler

59.2

Swann to Watson, no run, covered up across the off stump

59.3

Swann to Watson, no run, a step down and just blocking on the stumps into the on side

59.4

Swann to Watson, no run, pushed a touch further across the off stump, a step down again and rolled back to the bowler

59.5

Swann to Watson, no run, flatter and straight, Watson just blocking again

59.6

Swann to Watson, 1 run, steps down once more and finally gets a ball to flick down the ground, finds long-on

Australia 186/3   SR Watson 123* (166b 18x4 1x6)

60.1

Woakes to Watson, no run, full on the pads, Watson goes to flick to leg and misses, the umpire has no ear for the appeal, probably sneaking leg side, England for the third time today, gather before sensibly deciding not to review, Hawk Eye has this going way down

60.2

Woakes to Watson, no run, another lbw cry, sliding down once again, this too high too, more of a length ball

60.3

Woakes to Watson, no run, length two feet wide of off stump, pressed towards mid-off

60.4

Woakes to Watson, 1 run, angled in from a good length, tucked out towards deep square leg for a simple single

Australia 187/3   SR Watson 124* (170b 18x4 1x6)

61.1

Swann to Watson, no run, forward on the stumps, ran up the wicket

61.2

Swann to Watson, no run, touch wider line, tucked with the spin to midwicket

61.3

Swann to Watson, 1 run, fuller and Watson able to smother the delivery and tuck it through midwicket for a single

Australia 190/3   SR Watson 125* (173b 18x4 1x6)

63.1

Swann to Watson, FOUR, dragged down outside off and Watson hammers it through midwicket, powerful shot, 200 up and Watson's career-best score

63.2

Swann to Watson, 1 run, touch short again, just a measured push off the back foot to deep midwicket this time

63.5

Swann to Watson, 1 run, straight line on a full length and flicks through midwicket

Australia 204/3   SR Watson 131* (176b 19x4 1x6)

64.1

Broad to Watson, 2 runs, length just outside off, guided gently away behind point and they get a couple

64.2

Broad to Watson, no run, full ball at the off stump from wide on the crease, driven towards mid-on

64.3

Broad to Watson, 2 runs, guided away again behind point and another couple

64.4

Broad to Watson, FOUR, lovely stroke, full blade of the bat, superbly timed down the ground

64.5

Broad to Watson, no run, big stride in again, just blocking this around off stump

64.6

Broad to Watson, no run, full angled in towards off stump, pushed firmly to short midwicket

Australia 212/3   SR Watson 139* (182b 20x4 1x6)

65.4

Swann to Watson, 2 runs, paddle swept off the stumps, don't want to miss that, gets it fine and deep backward square runs to his right to field

65.5

Swann to Watson, no run, off stump now and blocked back to the bowler

65.6

Swann to Watson, no run, forward on off stump again and pressing back to the bowler again

Australia 215/3   SR Watson 141* (185b 20x4 1x6)

67.1

Swann to Watson, no run, flat delivery from around the wicket to off stump, blocked in the crease

67.2

Swann to Watson, no run, forward stride and pushed firmly back to the bowler

67.3

Swann to Watson, 1 run, touch shorter and flicked through midwicket for a single

Australia 216/3   SR Watson 142* (188b 20x4 1x6)

68.1

Broad to Watson, no run, full delivery, angled in from wider on the crease to off stump and blocked back to the bowler

68.2

Broad to Watson, no run, fuller and flicked to mid-on with the angle

68.3

Broad to Watson, no run, short outside off and easily left

68.4

Broad to Watson, FOUR, back of a length and pulled well through midwicket, nice controlled stroke, timed it well

68.5

Broad to Watson, no run, angled in and Watson a touch unsure in his footwork, ends up playing from the crease and pushing towards cover with his weight hanging back

68.6

Broad to Watson, FOUR, full but loses his line and this is flicked down to fine leg, 150 for Watson, fine effort

Australia 228/3   SR Watson 150* (194b 22x4 1x6)

70.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, full and down leg side, flicked at and missed

70.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, steered away off a length towards point, Smith fancied a single, Watson didn't

70.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, full on the stumps, driven off the inner half of the bat to midwicket

70.4

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, forward and guided away from off stump to point again

Australia 231/3   SR Watson 151* (198b 22x4 1x6)

71.1

Kerrigan to Watson, 1 run, floated up on leg stump, rolled through square leg for an easy single

71.3

Kerrigan to Watson, no run, floated up on leg stump, turned to midwicket

71.4

Kerrigan to Watson, 1 run, similar length but a touch straight so this can be moved wide of midwicket for a single into the deep

Australia 234/3   SR Watson 153* (201b 22x4 1x6)

72.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, full just outside off stump, played forward and ran into the covers

72.2

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, tucked into midwicket

Australia 235/3   SR Watson 154* (203b 22x4 1x6)

73.1

Kerrigan to Watson, no run, floated up on off stump, pushed forward back to the bowler

73.2

Kerrigan to Watson, no run, similar line, ran off an inside edge to midwicket

73.3

Kerrigan to Watson, 1 run, step down the wicket and Kerrigan overpitched, ends up being a full toss and gets slapped down the ground

Australia 236/3   SR Watson 155* (206b 22x4 1x6)

74.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, fullish length, around off stump, pushed back on the off side

74.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, touch shorter, outside off and Watson sits back dabs square

74.3

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, lovely shot from Watto, stays back and carves himself four through the gully, that was a hefty chop of the bat for four - that brings up Australia's second hundred partnership for the innings

74.4

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, straighter line, worked off the pads for a single through midwicket

Australia 245/3   SR Watson 160* (210b 23x4 1x6)

75.1

Kerrigan to Watson, 1 run, drops short again, Watson stares the ball down the ground to long-on (okay, it was actually a pull)

75.4

Kerrigan to Watson, 1 run, gets this up towards the blockhole but Watson isn't in any mood for niceties and bludgeons the ball flat down the ground to long-on

75.6

Kerrigan to Watson, 1 run, hurries through his action and drops short again, Watson flat-bats down the ground for one more

Australia 252/3   SR Watson 163* (213b 23x4 1x6)

76.1

Swann to Watson, no run, tossed up on around off, gets forward and defends

76.2

Swann to Watson, no run, flighted, outside off, on the front foot and shows it the face of the bat

76.3

Swann to Watson, 1 run, drags his length down a touch, works the ball with the turn for a single through midwicket

Australia 253/3   SR Watson 164* (216b 23x4 1x6)

78.4

Swann to Watson, no run, on the stumps, Watson gets in line to defend

78.5

Swann to Watson, 1 run, gets forward and tickles a single to long-on

Australia 261/3   SR Watson 165* (218b 23x4 1x6)

79.1

Woakes to Watson, no run, dug in a little short, drops back and steers out towards point

79.2

Woakes to Watson, no run, plants the front foot and drives on the up back towards mid-off

79.3

Woakes to Watson, no run, shaping on around off stump, gets outside off and pushes back

79.4

Woakes to Watson, no run, on the stumps and Watson covers the line

79.5

Woakes to Watson, no run, good length, on off stump, Watson defends with a high front arm

79.6

Woakes to Watson, no run, pitched very full, Watson gets a stride in and drives, the ball clipping his front boot before Woakes collects and then has a shy at the stumps

Australia 261/3   SR Watson 165* (224b 23x4 1x6)

80.3

Swann to Watson, no run, tossed up, spinning in, Watson defends from the crease

80.4

Swann to Watson, 1 run, punched back past the bowler to long-on

Australia 263/3   SR Watson 166* (226b 23x4 1x6)

81.1

Woakes to Watson, no run, gets across his stumps to defend on off

81.2

Woakes to Watson, no run, fullish length on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

81.3

Woakes to Watson, no run, good length, around off, Watson continues to show an immaculate defence

81.4

Woakes to Watson, no run, this jags back and stays a bit low, Watson is hit on the pad trying to pull and Dharmasena raises his finger. This is a bind for Watson, with his history, but after a brief consultation with Smith he calls for the review - he is on 160, after all. And Hawk-Eye shows it would have gone over the top! Watson has succeeded with a review!

81.5

Woakes to Watson, no run, good length, tight line around off, Watson gets across to defend

81.6

Woakes to Watson, no run, another length ball, off stump line, blocked comfortably from the crease

Australia 263/3   SR Watson 166* (232b 23x4 1x6)

83.1

Broad to Watson, FOUR, full and a touch wide, Watson levers this over gully, bit of an airy swipe but plenty on the ball and it skips away to deep backward point for four

83.2

Broad to Watson, no run, tighter line, Watson defends a length ball around off

83.3

Broad to Watson, no run, drags his length down a touch, Watson throws the hands but can't get the shot past point

83.4

Broad to Watson, no run, in the channel, just holding its line a little and Watson steps out and shoulders arms

83.5

Broad to Watson, no run, beats the outside edge, an injudicious attempted cut from Watson and a bit of extra bounce takes it through to Prior

83.6

Broad to Watson, no run, length delivery, comes forward and pushes into the covers

Australia 271/3   SR Watson 170* (238b 24x4 1x6)

85.1

Broad to Watson, no run, drops short, the batsman stays back and defends

85.2

Broad to Watson, 1 run, straighter line, Watson comes forward venomously and drives, gets an inside edge through midwicket for one

Australia 280/3   SR Watson 171* (240b 24x4 1x6)

86.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, full and outside the line, Watson leans into a languid punch towards mid-off

86.2

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, edged and that'll be another four, the ball staying low and skidding past the slips down to the unprotected third man area

86.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, gets across his stumps and blocks a length ball into the off side

86.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, slightly shorter, defended into the covers

86.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, goes for the big boomer, full and straightening on middle and off, the ball swings late but Watson covers it and pushes to mid-on

86.6

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, fullish and shaping back menacingly towards the bullseye on Watson's front pad but he is in his special place right now, just a hop and a skip from a double, and works the ball nonchalantly behind square for one more

Australia 289/3   SR Watson 176* (246b 25x4 1x6)

87.1

Broad to Watson, OUT, bouncer, another fierce lifter and hooked powerfully, out towards deep backward square... where Kevin Pietersen dives to take a quite brilliant catch! Broad has winkled out Watto - although only by a few millimetres of rubber after they check on the no-ball - and a superb innings comes to an end. It's not a double but definitely a daddy and Watson can walk off plenty satisfied. He's played the short ball well but just couldn't quite keep the shot down this time

SR Watson c Pietersen b Broad 176 (339m 247b 25x4 1x6) SR: 71.25

Australia 289/4   SR Watson 176 (247b 25x4 1x6)
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