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

Broad to Warner, FOUR, tries to cut this again when the line wasn't there for the stroke, goes through with it though and gets a thick inside edge that goes quickly to fine leg past the stumps, pretty lucky

Australia 10/0   DA Warner 6* (10b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 2-0-5-0

Broad to Rogers, FOUR, slightly overpitched and nicely punched down the ground through mid-off for four, good stroke

Australia 15/1   CJL Rogers 5* (21b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 3-0-9-0

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)   JM Anderson 4-1-6-1

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

Australia 23/1   SR Watson 8* (12b 2x4)   JM Anderson 4.2-1-10-1

Broad to Rogers, FOUR, nice drive, full ball punched down the ground through mid-off, good piece of timing

Australia 27/1   CJL Rogers 9* (28b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 4.1-1-13-0

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

Australia 31/1   SR Watson 12* (19b 3x4)   JM Anderson 5.3-1-14-1

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)   CR Woakes 1-0-6-0

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

Australia 41/1   SR Watson 22* (36b 5x4)   CR Woakes 2.2-1-10-0

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

Australia 45/1   SR Watson 26* (38b 6x4)   CR Woakes 2.4-1-14-0

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)   CR Woakes 3-1-18-0

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

Australia 59/1   SR Watson 37* (51b 8x4)   CR Woakes 4.1-1-25-0

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

Australia 63/1   SR Watson 41* (54b 9x4)   CR Woakes 4.4-1-29-0

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

Australia 77/1   SR Watson 54* (62b 10x4 1x6)   SC Kerrigan 0.3-0-6-0

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

Australia 81/1   SR Watson 58* (64b 11x4 1x6)   SC Kerrigan 0.5-0-10-0

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   CJL Rogers 17* (68b 3x4)   GP Swann 7-3-14-0

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

Australia 89/1   SR Watson 62* (67b 12x4 1x6)   SC Kerrigan 1.2-0-14-0

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

Australia 93/1   SR Watson 66* (68b 13x4 1x6)   SC Kerrigan 1.3-0-18-0

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

Australia 99/1   SR Watson 72* (70b 14x4 1x6)   SC Kerrigan 1.5-0-24-0

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)   SC Kerrigan 2-0-28-0

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

Australia 127/2   SR Watson 91* (94b 16x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 10.1-2-28-0

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)   GP Swann 20-4-42-1

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

Australia 171/3   SR Watson 117* (144b 18x4 1x6)   CR Woakes 7.4-3-36-0

Kerrigan to Smith, (no ball) FOUR, oh dear, that's horrid...a huge, head-high, full toss that Smith pulls out to deep midwicket

Australia 180/3   SPD Smith 13* (44b 1x4 1x6)   SC Kerrigan 3-0-35-0

Woakes to Smith, FOUR, wide on the crease, short outside off, awful delivery, pulled through midwicket and that brings the fifty partnership up

Australia 197/3   SPD Smith 25* (58b 2x4 1x6)   CR Woakes 11.4-3-47-0

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

Australia 201/3   SR Watson 129* (174b 19x4 1x6)   GP Swann 24.1-4-54-1

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

Australia 212/3   SR Watson 139* (180b 20x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 12.4-2-43-0

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

Australia 220/3   SPD Smith 31* (74b 3x4 1x6)   GP Swann 26.5-4-65-1

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

Australia 224/3   SR Watson 146* (192b 21x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 14.4-3-47-0

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)   SCJ Broad 15-3-51-0

Kerrigan to Smith, FOUR, tossed up, Smith uses his feet well and gets to the pitch quickly, driving nicely wide of mid-on and it's well timed and away for four

Australia 240/3   SPD Smith 38* (92b 4x4 1x6)   SC Kerrigan 6.5-0-48-0

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

Australia 244/3   SR Watson 159* (209b 23x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 13.3-3-27-2

Woakes to Smith, FOUR, full and outside off, Smith disdainfully smears a square drive through the infield and away for four

Australia 258/3   SPD Smith 47* (102b 5x4 1x6)   CR Woakes 12.1-3-51-0

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   SPD Smith 54* (121b 6x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 15-3-34-2

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

Australia 271/3   SR Watson 170* (233b 24x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 15.1-3-55-0

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

Australia 275/3   SPD Smith 58* (124b 7x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 15.3-3-38-2

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

Australia 279/3   SPD Smith 62* (125b 8x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 15.4-3-42-2

Broad to Smith, FOUR, the luck of the bowler, this time Smith squeezes out an attempted yorker and he does well, as it flies low wide of the slips and down to third man

Australia 284/3   SPD Smith 66* (130b 9x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 16.5-3-60-0

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

Australia 288/3   SR Watson 175* (242b 25x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 16.2-3-46-2

Broad to Siddle, FOUR, gets a bit luck this time, the ball leaving Siddle outside off, he tries to withdraw his bat but is too late and a thick edge flies low wide of third slip

Australia 293/4   PM Siddle 4* (3b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 17.4-3-64-1

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

Australia 300/4   PM Siddle 11* (7b 2x4)   JM Anderson 17.3-3-51-2

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

Australia 313/4   SPD Smith 72* (136b 10x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 18.3-3-58-2

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

Australia 324/5   BJ Haddin 4* (3b 1x4)   JM Anderson 21.1-4-63-3

Woakes to Smith, FOUR, overpitched, although only fractionally, and Smith hits through the line, excellent timing and uses "Speedy" Woakes' pace to send it dancing past a diving mid-off for four

Australia 333/5   SPD Smith 79* (163b 11x4 1x6)   CR Woakes 16.1-5-57-0

Broad to Smith, FOUR, that's a comeback, not overly full from Broad, a touch wide and Smith absolutely clatters it through point, not much foot movement but a real flourish on that stroke

Australia 339/5   SPD Smith 83* (172b 12x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 24.5-4-85-1

Woakes to Haddin, FOUR, boshed straight back down the ground, lovely on drive from Haddin to a full, straight ball, no one is chasing that

Australia 347/5   BJ Haddin 10* (22b 2x4)   CR Woakes 17.2-5-62-0

Woakes to Haddin, FOUR, slashed and edged high over gully, not really in any danger there, the ball in the air for a while and clearing the ring on its way down to third man

Australia 351/5   BJ Haddin 14* (24b 3x4)   CR Woakes 17.4-5-66-0

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

Australia 358/5   BJ Haddin 19* (38b 4x4)   JM Anderson 23.4-4-70-3

Woakes to Smith, FOUR, only very slightly short of a length outside off and Smith onto it in a flash to pull hard over midwicket, times it well

Australia 364/5   SPD Smith 89* (186b 13x4 1x6)   CR Woakes 20.4-7-71-0

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

Australia 369/5   SPD Smith 93* (189b 14x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 25.4-4-76-3

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

Australia 378/5   BJ Haddin 30* (55b 5x4)   JM Anderson 26.5-4-84-3

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

Australia 389/6   SPD Smith 105* (206b 15x4 2x6)   JM Anderson 27.5-4-88-3

Broad to Faulkner, FOUR, full and wide and chipped over cover, not really in control of that but the ball cleared the jumping Root and just about had the legs to get four

Australia 405/6   JP Faulkner 8* (15b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 26.1-4-92-1

Broad to Faulkner, FOUR, that's not a bad shot for a debutant, saw the short ball coming and stepped away to Federer a forearm smash over cover point for another boundary

Australia 411/6   JP Faulkner 13* (17b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 26.4-4-98-1

Broad to Faulkner, FOUR, Faulkner makes room again, plays an extravagant late cut from in front of the stumps, even as a length ball followed him, the ball flowing off the face of the bat down to the unguarded third man area

Australia 415/6   JP Faulkner 17* (18b 3x4)   SCJ Broad 26.5-4-102-1

Woakes to Faulkner, FOUR, another four for Faulkner, who's brought his T20 form into the Test arena, backing away to leg again, Woakes followed him but the batsman clipped it firmly into the gap between fine leg and deep backward square

Australia 422/6   JP Faulkner 23* (20b 4x4)   CR Woakes 22.2-7-80-0

Woakes to Starc, FOUR, slower ball from Woakes but it goes back pretty quickly in the opposite direction, Starc picked it and thumped a half-volley through mid-on

Australia 437/7   MA Starc 9* (4b 1x4)   CR Woakes 23.2-7-89-1

Woakes to Smith, FOUR, Woakes tries to bounce Smith, it tennis-balls up in front of Smith's eyeline and he comes up with an overhand right to belabour the ball over midwicket, nearly holds up in the damp outfield but eventually trickles into the rope

Australia 444/7   SPD Smith 126* (229b 16x4 2x6)   CR Woakes 24-7-96-1

Broad to Harris, FOUR, length ball on off stump, Harris backs away and flat-bats the ball past mid-off, bit of tonk behind that and it flew to the boundary, Broad looking distinctly unimpressed

Australia 481/8   RJ Harris 25* (19b 1x4 2x6)   SCJ Broad 30.1-4-123-1
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150





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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 16.10-16.30, Close 18.30

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