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
11.1

Swann to Rogers, no run, around the wicket, off stump, Rogers back and playing back to the bowler

11.2

Swann to Rogers, no run, forward on off stump, it bounces a little, Rogers blocks it up on the off side

11.3

Swann to Rogers, no run, oh this turns and Rogers gets a thick outside edge to point

11.4

Swann to Rogers, no run, touch shorter length, driven to point from just outside off

11.5

Swann to Rogers, no run, pushed forward again into the covers from off stump

11.6

Swann to Rogers, no run, too short and Rogers able to hang back and push gently to short extra-cover

Australia 31/1   GP Swann 1-1-0-0
13.1

Swann to Rogers, no run, full on off stump, driven to cover and some confusion in eventually refusing the single

13.2

Swann to Rogers, no run, floated up on off stump, Rogers blocks forward on off stump back to the bowler

13.3

Swann to Rogers, no run, back on the off stump and pushing gentle towards point

13.4

Swann to Rogers, no run, forward again in a similar area, this runs off the inner half of the bat up on the leg side

13.5

Swann to Rogers, no run, flatter and blocked on the back foot towards the bowler

13.6

Swann to Rogers, no run, touch short, cut but only as far as backward point

Australia 37/1   GP Swann 2-2-0-0
15.1

Swann to Rogers, no run, on middle and off, Rogers gets well forward to defend

15.2

Swann to Rogers, no run, same again, Rogers ensuring he pushes his bat in front of his pad to try and avoid a bat-pad

15.3

Swann to Rogers, no run, slightly fuller this time, Rogers plays slightly around the delivery towards midwicket

15.4

Swann to Rogers, no run, pushed back to the bowler

15.5

Swann to Rogers, no run, a little shorter, Rogers hangs back and plays with an open face to point

15.6

Swann to Rogers, no run, this one drifts into middle and leg, tucked off the pads to square leg

Australia 37/1   GP Swann 3-3-0-0
17.1

Swann to Rogers, 1 run, worked off middle into the leg side...that's the first run Swann has conceded

17.2

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

17.3

Swann to Rogers, no run, plenty of flight this time, tossed up outside off, Rogers drives without much timing to mid-off

17.4

Swann to Rogers, no run, goes back to a slightly shorter delivery and plays to point

17.5

Swann to Rogers, no run, blocked off the back foot

17.6

Swann to Rogers, no run, on off stump, perhaps just a little shorter, pushed to silly point

Australia 51/1   GP Swann 4-3-2-0
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

19.6

Swann to Rogers, no run, back around the wicket, Rogers blocks back down the pitch

Australia 55/1   GP Swann 5-3-3-0
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

21.6

Swann to Rogers, no run, full on middle and off, Rogers more sedate as he blocks back to Swann

Australia 71/1   GP Swann 6-3-10-0
23.1

Swann to Rogers, no run, full and defended back to Swann

23.2

Swann to Rogers, no run, 54mph, pushed into the off side

23.3

Swann to Rogers, no run, a little short but it doesn't cost him as Rogers cuts to backward point

23.4

Swann to Rogers, no run, blocked to Bell at silly point

23.5

Swann to Rogers, no run, driven off the back foot square into the covers, again can't find a gap

23.6

Swann to Rogers, FOUR, ah, that's lovely, he just opened himself up a little and picked the gap wide of cover with a flick of the wrists in his cover drive

Australia 85/1   GP Swann 7-3-14-0
25.1

Swann to Rogers, no run, full on middle and off, blocked to the leg side

25.2

Swann to Rogers, no run, two different games at the moment, this one is blocked

25.3

Swann to Rogers, no run, tight line and length from Swann, played into the off side

25.4

Swann to Rogers, no run, very full, Rogers tries to repeat his drive in Swann's previous over but picks out cover

25.5

Swann to Rogers, 1 run, that's a good delivery, gets it to spin across Rogers and it takes the outside edge but goes straight to ground, wide of slip

25.6

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

Australia 106/1   GP Swann 8-3-17-0
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

27.3

Swann to Rogers, no run, defended off a thick outside edge to backward point

27.4

Swann to Rogers, no run, played to the leg side

27.5

Swann to Rogers, no run, pushed to mid-on

27.6

Swann to Rogers, no run, over the wicket, on middle and leg, tapped to the leg side

Australia 108/1   GP Swann 9-3-18-0
29.1

Swann to Rogers, no run, floated up on to leg stump, blocked up the wicket

29.2

Swann to Rogers, no run, covered up around off stump from a length delivery

29.3

Swann to Rogers, no run, driven from off stump to point on the front foot, confident nudge

29.4

Swann to Rogers, no run, tossed up on middle, ran to mid-on

29.5

Swann to Rogers, no run, driven off the stumps into the ground to short extra-cover

29.6

Swann to Rogers, no run, floated up, Rogers forward on off stump to run it up the wicket

Australia 112/1   GP Swann 10-4-18-0
31.1

Swann to Rogers, no run, floated up on the stumps, patted back to the bowler

31.2

Swann to Rogers, no run, straighter line, goes to turn it to leg but misses out

31.3

Swann to Rogers, no run, hangs back and dabs towards point from off stump

31.4

Swann to Rogers, 1 run, more flight, driven towards point, Kerrigan fumbles and they take a single

31.5

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

31.6

Swann to Rogers, no run, floated up, there's a drive to short extra-cover where Cook fields

Australia 114/1   GP Swann 11-4-20-0
33.1

Swann to Rogers, OUT, edged and taken at first slip on the back foot, a little turn takes a thick outside edge and it's very well taken down low from Trott to his left-hand side, smart grab. Just a little bit of turn decieved Rogers who was playing tentatively from the crease, it was a similar dismissal to Durham and the sixth time in the series Rogers has fallen to Swann this series

CJL Rogers c Trott b Swann 23 (135m 100b 3x4 0x6) SR: 23.00

33.2

Swann to Clarke, 1 run, stays around to Clarke and tucks from the stumps past short leg to get off the mark

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

33.5

Swann to Clarke, no run, sliding across Clarke who leaves outside off stump

33.6

Swann to Clarke, no run, forward to block on off stump into the leg side

Australia 120/2   GP Swann 12-4-22-1
35.1

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

35.2

Swann to Clarke, no run, off stump line, driven steadily back to the bowler

35.3

Swann to Clarke, no run, more of a good length, forward and pressed back to the bowler

35.4

Swann to Clarke, no run, better stride forward this time, pressed back to the bowler again

35.5

Swann to Clarke, no run, similar good length on off stump, pressed forward on off stump again

35.6

Swann to Clarke, no run, straight line on the stumps, Clarke again well forward and defending up the wicket

Australia 123/2   GP Swann 13-4-23-1
37.1

Swann to Clarke, no run, forward on off stump and pressed up the wicket

37.2

Swann to Clarke, no run, forward on middle and leg, drops it up towards mid-on

37.3

Swann to Clarke, no run, tossed up on off stump, Clarke rolls it back towards the bowler

37.4

Swann to Clarke, no run, Clarke skips down the wicket and plays back to the bowler

37.5

Swann to Clarke, 1 run, too short and steered wide of midwicket for a single

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   GP Swann 14-4-24-1
39.1

Swann to Clarke, 1 run, floated up, driven up the wicket, it spins a little in front of Swann and it slips past time and away from him for a single

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

39.4

Swann to Clarke, no run, floated up on off stump, Clarke forward and blocked back to the bowler

39.5

Swann to Clarke, no run, straight line, blocked in the crease up the wicket

39.6

Swann to Clarke, no run, skip down and pushed back to the bowler again

Australia 139/2   GP Swann 15-4-26-1
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

41.3

Swann to Clarke, no run, step down but just blocking up the wicket

41.4

Swann to Clarke, no run, another step down, this time driven from a straight line, finds the bowler

41.5

Swann to Clarke, no run, back on the stumps, hurried into blocking around off stump towards cover

41.6

Swann to Clarke, no run, lovely delivery, flat slider that beats the outside edge with Clarke playing forward on off stump

Australia 143/2   GP Swann 16-4-27-1
43.1

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

43.2

Swann to Smith, no run, stays round the wicket, floated across outside off, gets well forward and defends

43.3

Swann to Smith, no run, a little shorter so he goes back this time

43.4

Swann to Smith, no run, uses his feet, as he likes to do, but is still in defence

43.5

Swann to Smith, no run, spins a touch from outside off, Smith is back and blocking

43.6

Swann to Smith, no run, pitches this one a touch wider, drawing Smith forward and defends towards cover

Australia 145/3   GP Swann 17-4-28-1
45.1

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

45.2

Swann to Smith, no run, comes down the pitch, driven in the air for a little while and doesn't quite beat mid-off

45.3

Swann to Smith, no run, shorter, but some decent spin on that into Smith...defended to cover

45.4

Swann to Smith, 1 run, flicked through the on side, beats a diving short midwicket

45.5

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

45.6

Swann to Smith, no run, a smidgen quicker, 55mph, defended to midwicket

Australia 151/3   GP Swann 18-4-31-1
47.1

Swann to Smith, SIX, big shot...couple of skips down the pitch and drives this high and handsome over long-of

47.2

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

47.3

Swann to Smith, no run, onto the back foot and defends

47.4

Swann to Smith, 1 run, drifting onto leg stump, tucked off the pads through short fine-leg

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   GP Swann 19-4-38-1
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   GP Swann 20-4-42-1
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   GP Swann 21-4-44-1
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

53.5

Swann to Smith, no run, stride forward, pushed to cover

53.6

Swann to Smith, no run, whipped with a flick of the bottom hand, on the bounce to Cook at short midwicket

Australia 165/3   GP Swann 22-4-45-1
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   GP Swann 23-4-46-1
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

61.4

Swann to Smith, no run, down the track and pushed forward from off stump towards mid-off, Swann fields

61.5

Swann to Smith, 2 runs, more flight and Smith caught in the crease gets a thick outside edge that runs quickly wide of a diving slip

61.6

Swann to Smith, 1 run, step down, very full, dug out back to the bowler, Swann fields and then shies at the stumps, it's quite wide so Prior can only parry and they get an overthrow

Australia 193/3   GP Swann 24-4-50-1
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

63.3

Swann to Smith, no run, now a full toss outside off stump, driven firmly and Broad dives and saves very well at mid-on

63.4

Swann to Smith, 1 run, straighter line, touch short, and tucks this through midwicket

63.5

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

63.6

Swann to Smith, no run, stepped down the pitch and blocked back to the bowler

Australia 204/3   GP Swann 25-4-57-1
65.1

Swann to Smith, no run, flat outside off, Smith across the off stump to dab up the wicket

65.2

Swann to Smith, no run, a step down the pitch and blocked from off stump back to the bowler

65.3

Swann to Smith, 1 run, middle and leg line, Smith comes down again, flicked into midwicket

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   GP Swann 26-4-60-1
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

67.4

Swann to Smith, no run, flat delivery from off stump, pressed from off stump back up the wicket

67.5

Swann to Smith, FOUR, goes after this, coming down the wicket and lifting it over the top wide of long-on for a one bounce four

67.6

Swann to Smith, no run, skip down the pitch and rolled back to the bowler

Australia 220/3   GP Swann 27-4-65-1
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

76.4

Swann to Smith, no run, pushed through wide of the stumps, Smith stays back and defends

76.5

Swann to Smith, no run, leans out and defends around his front pad

76.6

Swann to Smith, 1 run, flatter and drifting towards leg stump, Smith clips another single calmly through the leg side

Australia 254/3   GP Swann 28-4-67-1
78.1

Swann to Smith, no run, tossed up in the channel, Smith comes forward to block

78.2

Swann to Smith, no run, flighted, outside off, gets a stride in and defends on the front foot

78.3

Swann to Smith, 1 run, skips forward and meets the ball almost on the full, driving down the ground to long-on

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

78.6

Swann to Smith, no run, pushed through, quite a bit of bounce, Smith plays back outside off and punches the ball to Swann along the ground

Australia 261/3   GP Swann 29-4-69-1
80.1

Swann to Smith, no run, shouts of "catch!" as Ian Bell tumbles but can't cling on at short leg, only came off Smith's pad though

80.2

Swann to Smith, 1 run, advances, gets to the pitch and punches on past mid-on for a single that brings up another fifty for Smith

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

80.5

Swann to Smith, no run, angled in on off stump, not much turn off the pitch and Smith smothers it

80.6

Swann to Smith, no run, floated up outside the line of off, skips forwards and gets in behind to block into the off side

Australia 263/3   GP Swann 30-4-71-1
122.1

Swann to Starc, 2 runs, tossed up and worked into a gap at midwicket, good placement from Starc and they get back for a comfortable second

122.2

Swann to Starc, OUT, gives it a bit of air, tossed up on middle and off, and bowled him! Like Faulkner, Starc perishes in the line of duty, trying to hit Swann into Pimlico but done by the flight, it dropped under the bat, straightened and felled timber

MA Starc b Swann 13 (15m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 162.50

122.3

Swann to Harris, no run, continues round the wicket, tossed up and straightening, defended in front of off stump

122.4

Swann to Harris, 1 run, gets forward and tucks the ball square on the off side, Trott scurries in but the underarm to Prior won't beat Smith

122.5

Swann to Smith, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, worked through midwicket for a single

122.6

Swann to Harris, no run, sliding across towards slip, Harris pushes into the covers on the front foot but can't get the ball through

Australia 448/8   GP Swann 31-4-75-2
124.1

Swann to Smith, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, worked through the leg side for one

124.2

Swann to Harris, no run, tossed up on off stump, Harris drops back and attempts to cut, bottom edges on to the pitch

124.3

Swann to Harris, SIX, HUMPTY! Harris gives Swann the Rhino charge - which must be a terrifying sight - reaches the pitch and heaves the ball into the crowd at wide long-on

124.4

Swann to Harris, 1 run, slightly short and Harris punches down the ground to long-off

124.5

Swann to Smith, no run, tossed up outside leg stump and turning away from the bat, Smith misses with a flick

124.6

Swann to Smith, 1 run, on the stumps, skips forward and works one past mid-on for a single to keep the strike

Australia 462/8   GP Swann 32-4-84-2
126.1

Swann to Harris, SIX, tossed up, here comes Ryano again, plants the front foot and sends the ball straight and high down the ground for another Dorothy

126.2

Swann to Harris, no run, frees the arms again and drives, straight alone the ground and fielded by Swann

126.3

Swann to Harris, 2 runs, Swann is bowling over the wicket to Harris, the ball sliding towards leg and delicately flicked fine for a couple this time

126.4

Swann to Harris, no run, flatter and angled in, Harris gets an inside edge on to his front pad trying to drive

126.5

Swann to Harris, 1 run, drops back and chops a cut shot through point

126.6

Swann to Smith, 2 runs, round the wicket, drops a little short and Smith nudges the ball into a gap towards mid-on, again there's an easy two

Australia 477/8   GP Swann 33-4-95-2
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