Australia tour of England and Scotland, 5th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 21-25, 2013
The Ashes - 5th Test
Match drawn
21,22,23,24,25 August 2013 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
0.1

Anderson to Rogers, no run, full just outside off stump, played forward and pushed up the wicket

0.2

Anderson to Rogers, no run, much wider of off stump, too wide to induce a stroke

0.3

Anderson to Rogers, no run, wide again and, concerningly, it carries through at about ankle height

0.4

Anderson to Rogers, no run, this is better carry as Rogers leaves again outside off stump

0.5

Anderson to Rogers, no run, made to play at this around off stump, Rogers following a little bit of away movement and dabbing towards point

0.6

Anderson to Rogers, no run, leg side, Rogers flicks at it and misses, Prior takes it well with his right hand

Australia 0/0   JM Anderson 1-1-0-0
2.1

Anderson to Warner, no run, more swing, and Warner tucks it up on the leg side from the crease around middle and leg

2.2

Anderson to Warner, 1 run, this is the outswinger and Warner plays against the movement into middle and leg stump to work it down to long leg

2.3

Anderson to Rogers, no run, swing down the leg side and Rogers flicks and misses

2.4

Anderson to Rogers, no run, well wide of off stump and left alone

2.5

Anderson to Rogers, no run, tight off stump line on a length, Rogers blocks in the crease

2.6

Anderson to Rogers, 4 leg byes, hint of swing into the pads and it runs off the front pad very fine for four extras

Australia 6/0   JM Anderson 2-1-1-0
4.1

Anderson to Rogers, 1 run, Anderson is around the wicket bowling full at the stumps, Rogers works it down to long leg

4.2

Anderson to Warner, OUT, full just outside off, Warner drives very loosely at it and gets a thin nick to the keeper. Pretty ordinary stroke and a tame dismissal but reward for some decent early overs, the ball has swung and England have put it in the right place. Warner had been a touch edgy and tried to put bat and ball but simply didn't move his feet and got a regulation edge to Prior

DA Warner c †Prior b Anderson 6 (20m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

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   JM Anderson 3-1-2-1
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   JM Anderson 4-1-6-1
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   JM Anderson 5-1-10-1
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   JM Anderson 6-1-14-1
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

40.3

Anderson to Clarke, no run, full and swings in a little, Clarke blocks coming only half-forward out of his crease

40.4

Anderson to Clarke, no run, good length on a good off stump line too, Clarke half-forward again and tucks towards square leg off the inner half of the bat

40.5

Anderson to Clarke, no run, back of a length outside off, Clarke aims a horrible slash it it and misses, that bounced a little, the footwork was absent from the batsman

40.6

Anderson to Clarke, no run, fuller and on the stumps again, pressed forward and runs it up towards mid-on

Australia 142/2   JM Anderson 7-1-17-1
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

42.4

Anderson to Clarke, no run, just backward of a length, Clarke up on his toes to ride the bounce and drop it down on the off side

42.5

Anderson to Clarke, OUT, good length, forward press and Clarke is slow on the stroke, too slow, it comes off the pad and ricochets into the top of off stump. Anderson strikes again with a fine delivery that just shaped in slightly and beat Clarke's inside edge, it flicked the top of the bat but before they could go up for an appeal, the off stump had been pegged back

MJ Clarke b Anderson 7 (46m 39b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.94

42.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, whosh...he starts with a wild drive outside off, a really lazy shot, nowhere near the pitch. Nearly an edge

Australia 144/3   JM Anderson 8-1-18-2
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

44.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, defended to the off side

44.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, full outside off, this time Smith is more restrained and lets it pass off stump

44.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, good stride forward, played to cover

44.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, left alone outside off

Australia 148/3   JM Anderson 9-1-21-2
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   JM Anderson 10-2-21-2
48.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, good save at gully...Smith defends with an open face, it looked like it would get through but Bell leapt to his right

48.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, good length outside off, left alone

48.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, defends on the walk to cover

48.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, fuller this time, Smith drives to mid-off

48.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, played to cover from the front foot

48.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, wide outside off, the batsman isn't interested

Australia 158/3   JM Anderson 11-3-21-2
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

70.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, full length on off stump, flicked to mid-on

70.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, full just outside off, dabbed into the covers staying in the crease

Australia 231/3   JM Anderson 12-3-22-2
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

72.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, just back of a good length a foot outside off stump, played from the crease and dabbed into the covers

72.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, touch fuller outside off, dabbed towards point from the crease

72.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, full on the stumps, driven firmly back to the bowler

72.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, full on off stump, driven pleasantly but only finds short extra cover

Australia 235/3   JM Anderson 13-3-23-2
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

74.5

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, drops short, Smith seizes on it and rattles a pull through deep backward square for a couple

74.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, on off stump, Smith crabs across and shows it a straight bat in defence

Australia 247/3   JM Anderson 14-3-30-2
82.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, length ball in the channel outside off, hint of awayswing to begin with as Smith steps out and leaves

82.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, digs this in a little short, over the top of the stumps, Smith deals with it well on the back foot

82.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, angled in and straightening its line on a length, goes across and blocks into the covers

82.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, line and length outside off, Smith comes forward to defend

82.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, drops shorter again, around off stump, Smith sits back and gets on top of the bounce

82.6

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, pulled in the air and just wide of the diving Jonathan Trott at midwicket, Anderson dug the ball in but it sat up to be spanked and Smith did just that

Australia 267/3   JM Anderson 15-3-34-2
84.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, line and length in the corridor outside off stump, Smith wisely elects to leave

84.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, gets another stride in outside the line of off and lets the ball through

84.3

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, slightly overpitched by Anderson, Smith lets it come to him and then punches elegantly down the ground, beats the dive of mid-off - that's phwoar

84.4

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, half-tracker from Anderson and this is given a tap on the behind to help the ball through backward square for another boundary

84.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, pitched up on the stumps, worked to leg but can't get it through

84.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, length delivery wide of the stumps, Smith plays at it with an angled bat and bottom-edges down on to the cut strip

Australia 279/3   JM Anderson 16-3-42-2
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   JM Anderson 17-3-47-2
88.1

Anderson to Siddle, no run, this is the inswinger, swerves back at Siddle late and he wears it on the groin

88.2

Anderson to Siddle, no run, length ball, again shaping back at the batsman, who defends

88.3

Anderson to Siddle, FOUR, full and sliding down the leg side, just a tickle of bat on it but the ball races to fine leg for four

88.4

Anderson to Siddle, no run, that's a jaffa, not an orange but a banana ball, the outswinger fired in full and curling away past Siddle's outside edge as he pushed blindly at it

88.5

Anderson to Siddle, 1 run, full length and beginning to swing away from the batsman late again, gets some bat on this and squirts one through the covers

88.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, straight, over the top of off, Smith gets across to defend

Australia 301/4   JM Anderson 18-3-52-2
90.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, slightly back of a length and outside the line of off, Smith gets across and behind the line to defend

90.2

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, fuller, leaving the batsman a touch and steered through gully off the outside half of the bat

90.3

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, this goes to a similar part of the pitch, again awayswing for Anderson but Smith played it well, opening the face and guiding it low, wide of the slips

90.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, not as full this time, around the line of off, Smith shows it the face

90.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, good length and angled in towards the stumps, holding its line off the pitch and defended coming forwards

90.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, touch fuller, pitching on off stump and stoutly pushed back to the bowler

Australia 313/4   JM Anderson 19-3-58-2
92.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, goes for the in-ducker to start the over, starting wide of the stumps and shaping back, not far enough to trouble off stump as Smith shouldered arms

92.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, this one bends the other way, in to out, on a good length and Smith gets in line

92.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, good length in the corridor outside off, strides out and blocks into the covers

92.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, Smith has started solidly enough, despite a testing line from Anderson, gets himself behind another delivery holding its line on off

92.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, touch fuller, pushed into the covers coming forwards

92.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, angled in and shaping nicely around the line of off, Smith again prods defensively into the off side

Australia 315/4   JM Anderson 20-4-58-2
94.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, pitched up and shaping away, Smith is nearly drawn into an injudicious prod

94.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, gets a long stride in this time and shoulders arms

94.3

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, straighter line, the ball tailing back and clipped through the leg side for a single

94.4

Anderson to Siddle, OUT, bowled him with a beaut, Anderson has Siddle again! And just as Australia's nightwatchman was approaching his highest score of the summer... The ball has been shaping nicely for Anderson, this was speared on in off, appeared to be drifting on to the pads and Siddle went to whip it to leg, too late noticed the ball curling away to clip the top of off

PM Siddle b Anderson 23 (35m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.18

94.5

Anderson to Haddin, no run, testing ball first up, full and holding its line on off stump, Haddin has his wits about him to keep it out

94.6

Anderson to Haddin, no run, pitched up and bending in this time, again Haddin covers his stumps

Australia 320/5   JM Anderson 21-4-59-3
96.1

Anderson to Haddin, FOUR, too full and drifting down the leg side, Haddin gets a meaty connection on the ball and sends it racing through midwicket for a boundary

96.2

Anderson to Haddin, no run, pushed through, down the leg side, Haddin doesn't get anything on it

96.3

Anderson to Haddin, no run, edged and it bounces in front of Cook at first slip! Anderson taking the ball away from Haddin, who pushed at it, the edge went low and dropped a yard or two short

96.4

Anderson to Haddin, no run, touch short and again down the leg side, Haddin again misses with a flick

96.5

Anderson to Haddin, no run, short of a good length, outside off this time, left alone

96.6

Anderson to Haddin, no run, on the stumps and Haddin gets in line to defend, head low over the ball

Australia 324/5   JM Anderson 22-4-63-3
103.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, touch short, on leg stump and nudged through square

103.2

Anderson to Haddin, no run, in the channel, Haddin gets forward to a length balll

103.3

Anderson to Haddin, no run, tight line around off stump, slightly back of a length and defended from the crease

103.4

Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, angled in, towards middle and leg, turned through the on side

103.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, pitched up outside off, Smith gets in line and blocks to cover

103.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, fired in a little fuller and straighter, Smith is squared up a touch but pushes to mid-on safely enough

Australia 353/5   JM Anderson 23-4-65-3
105.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, just back of a length, tucked behind square on the leg side for a single

105.2

Anderson to Haddin, no run, Haddin gives himself a little room outside off stump and goes for a square drive from a ball on a fourth-stump line, ends up a reasonably ugly hack and gets a bottom edge to point

105.3

Anderson to Haddin, no run, full down the leg side, Haddin flicks at it and Prior goes up for an appeal, nothing from Anderson, not out given but Cook tries a review. Haddin has missed it by an absolute mile, that is a truly ridiculous review and shame on Matt Prior for cajoling his captain into asking the question, a total waste. For some reason they check the lbw too even though it quite clearly hit Haddin outside the line of leg stump. A few minutes we'll never get back there

105.4

Anderson to Haddin, FOUR, leg side again, Haddin does hit this and gets it very fine to the boundary

105.5

Anderson to Haddin, no run, forward press from just outside off stump just in front of point, fielder is up quickly to save the single

105.6

Anderson to Haddin, no run, back of a length outside off, Haddin plays a wristy cut stroke and misses, not the greatest stroke

Australia 358/5   JM Anderson 24-4-70-3
107.1

Anderson to Haddin, no run, good length on off stump, Haddin blocking in the crease

107.2

Anderson to Haddin, no run, tight line a foot outside off, it tails in a little as Haddin shoulders arms, good leave

107.3

Anderson to Haddin, no run, fuller length on off stump, Haddin stays in the crease again and blocks up on the leg side

107.4

Anderson to Haddin, no run, similar delivery, almost identically played

107.5

Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, full on the stumps, driven firmly towards mid-off and Broad misfields allowing them a single

107.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, full on off, Smith tries to driven with the angle and pushes towards mid-on

Australia 359/5   JM Anderson 25-4-71-3
109.1

Anderson to Haddin, no run, length on off stump, defended on the back foot up the wicket

109.2

Anderson to Haddin, no run, fuller a foot outside off, Haddin gropes out at it and plays and misses by a whisker

109.3

Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, length ball, dabbed into midwicket, they take a sharp single and Trott's throw coming in from mid-on is wild so they get the single comfortably

109.4

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, back of a length outside off and nicely guided away behind point, just a careful nudge, using the pace and steers it down towards wide third man, timed it nicely

109.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, better length and Smith shoulders arms this time outside off

109.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, fuller and a touch wider, left well alone

Australia 369/5   JM Anderson 26-4-76-3
111.1

Anderson to Haddin, no run, length on off stump, Haddin hangs back in the crease and plays up the wicket

111.2

Anderson to Haddin, 3 runs, back of a length outside off, pulled, gets it in front of square, long chase for deep square leg, they run hard for three

111.3

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, pulled again, this is from a straight line and plays it straight to the man at deep square leg

111.4

Anderson to Haddin, no run, back foot push from just outside off, played to point

111.5

Anderson to Haddin, FOUR, gorgeous stroke, length ball, perhaps just a touch short, and with a touch width that allows Haddin to punch off the back foot through cover, the timing is as beautiful as the Scottish West Coast on a sunny day

111.6

Anderson to Haddin, no run, slightly tighter line and just blocked back to the bowler

Australia 378/5   JM Anderson 27-4-84-3
113.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, oh nicely bowled, seams away a little outside off and beats the bat with Smith rather hanging the bat outside off stump

113.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, fuller length on off stump, played forward on off stump and pushes into cover

113.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, oh lovely away seaming delivery again and Smith beaten once more

113.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, full ball, forward on off stump, it tails in a little, but this is blocked up the wicket

113.5

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, nice shot, gorgeously timed driven through extra cover, everything perfect about that

113.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, more of a good length and blocked up the wicket

Australia 389/6   JM Anderson 28-4-88-3
115.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, full two feet wide of off stump, left alone

115.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, forward on off stump, blocked off the inner half of the bat into midwicket

115.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, full ball on off stump, blocked up the wicket this time

115.4

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, loses his line and gets tucked down to long leg

115.5

Anderson to Faulkner, no run, length ball and wide of off stump, easily left

115.6

Anderson to Faulkner, no run, great length and it nips away a little, Faulkner follows it and gets beaten

Australia 394/6   JM Anderson 29-4-89-3
128.1

Anderson to Harris, 1 run, fullish and again Harris drives on the up through a vacant mid-off

128.2

Anderson to Smith, 1 wide, one for the blooper reel, as Anderson attempts a cutter that nearly ends up off the cut strip

128.2

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, pitched up outside off, Smith nearly knocks himself off his feet carving one through the covers

128.3

Anderson to Harris, 2 runs, gets forward and pushes towards long-off, the man has to come in and they pick up two

128.4

Anderson to Harris, OUT, sliced, high into the air, and Anderson claims it, sprawling forward to complete the dismissal off his own bowling! Harris got right under the ball, swinging across the line, the ball upwards, descending towards mid-off, where Anderson caught up with and caught hold of it to end a spirited bash from the No. 10

RJ Harris c & b Anderson 33 (31m 27b 1x4 2x6) SR: 122.22

128.5

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, steps away and swats a single through the covers

Australia 492/9   JM Anderson 29.5-4-95-4
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