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

Harris to Cook, OUT, sliding across, Cook nicks off again and is gone! The umpires check for the no-ball but Harris was fine - Ryano, Australia's chief Thundercat, has roared through to remove England's captain for the third time in the series, again he was playing at a ball he could well have left, not really a drive, just a push and he's again caught between the devil of falling over straight ones and the deep blue sea of uncertainty outside off. Game on?

AN Cook c †Haddin b Harris 25 (138m 88b 3x4 0x6) SR: 28.40

England 68/1   JE Root 35* (103b 6x4)   RJ Harris 9.3-4-15-1

Lyon to Root, OUT, swept, it bounces a little, gets a top edge and presents a simple catch to the 45, Shane Watson gleefully pouching an easy chance at short long leg. Root went to sweep from an off stump-ish line but it kicked up a little and Root couldn't control the stroke getting a top edge which chipped to the fielder who didn't have to move

JE Root c Watson b Lyon 68 (234m 184b 11x4 0x6) SR: 36.95

England 118/2   IJL Trott 14* (52b)   NM Lyon 3.4-0-8-1

Starc to Trott, OUT, shaping in, Trott stays back and is hit on the pad trying to flick across the line, Dar thinks long and hard before giving it out! Looked pretty good, though Trott decides to review. There might have been some doubt about whether it pitched in line with leg stump, or if it swung too much but the ball just straightened and would have pegged back the pole - Trott is dispatched for another scratchy, below-par return

IJL Trott lbw b Starc 40 (193m 134b 2x4 0x6) SR: 29.85

England 176/3   KP Pietersen 28* (77b 2x4)   MA Starc 18.1-3-42-1

Starc to Pietersen, OUT, edged, caught at first slip! But, hang on, the umpires are checking. It was very full outside off, Pietersen jabbed at it. Did it go straight into the ground? No, that's a big thick edge to slip. Strange dismissal, not sure Pietersen really picked the ball up. No footwork, playing way away from his body

KP Pietersen c Watson b Starc 50 (190m 133b 4x4 0x6) SR: 37.59

England 217/4   IR Bell 15* (66b 2x4)   MA Starc 23.3-5-48-2

Harris to Woakes, OUT, drives, edges and gone! Harris has another, his 22nd victim in a marvellous series, just too quick for Woakes, who got a chunk of bat on it but had no idea where the ball was going, it flew quickly to second slip and straight into Clarke's bread basket

CR Woakes c Clarke b Harris 25 (81m 70b 5x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

England 269/5   IR Bell 40* (126b 5x4)   RJ Harris 26-10-50-2

Faulkner to Bell, OUT, great catch! Faulkner has his first Test wicket. Bell glances this down the leg side, Haddin springs to his left and holds it in one glove. Brilliant.

IR Bell c †Haddin b Faulkner 45 (205m 143b 5x4 0x6) SR: 31.46

England 299/6   MJ Prior 25* (24b 4x4)   JP Faulkner 13.5-3-32-1

Starc to Broad, OUT, cleaned up! Full, straight, Broad plays around it. Middle stump gets knocked back. His feet were stuck in concrete. Hint of reverse swing.

SCJ Broad b Starc 9 (22m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

England 315/7   MJ Prior 30* (40b 5x4)   MA Starc 31.1-5-79-3

Faulkner to Prior, OUT, frees the arms again, hitting across the line and gets a top edge, over the bowler, to the left of mid-on, Mitchell Starc, who takes a brilliant diving catch! Looked like it might have dropped safely for a moment but Starc flung himself full length... Prior goes, three short of fifty

MJ Prior c Starc b Faulkner 47 (76m 57b 8x4 0x6) SR: 82.45

England 363/8   GP Swann 25* (12b 3x4 1x6)   JP Faulkner 17-3-49-2

Faulkner to Anderson, OUT, nicked off, Haddin takes it, he's equalled Marsh! He just couldn't drop that one, right under the eyes and straight into the gloves as Anderson swung hard again, third wicket for Faulkner, who must be doubly pleased now that England are playing a few shots

JM Anderson c †Haddin b Faulkner 4 (12m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

England 368/9   GP Swann 26* (13b 3x4 1x6)   JP Faulkner 17.5-3-50-3

Faulkner to Swann, OUT, quick and straight and bowled him! Bit of a gap between Swann's bat and pad, a length ball took the inside edge, bit of pad too and then knocked out middle stump. That wraps up the innings, with Faulkner scalping four of the six wickets to fall

GP Swann b Faulkner 34 (46m 24b 5x4 1x6) SR: 141.66

England 377/10   SC Kerrigan 1* (12b)   JP Faulkner 19.4-3-51-4
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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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