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Match Day

600dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale at The Oval

Clarke and Harris star in consolation win

There will be no clean-sweep for England. It was too late to save the series but Australia's batsmen, led by Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting, finally delivered a total their bowlers could defend at The Oval

600dAndrew Miller at The Oval

Ponting lauds team effort in turnaround

Ricky Ponting took it upon himself to put Australia's tour back on track, leading from the front with a 93-ball 92, and ensuring against the indignity of a whitewash at the hands of the old enemy


229dThe Preview by Andrew Miller

England embark on Operation Whitewash

For the first time in a long time, Australia are being threatened with the prospect of a 5-0 whitewash, and must rely on their inner mongrel to salvage some dignity from a series in which they have been comfortably outplayed

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st37AJ StraussC Kieswetter
2nd16AJ StraussKP Pietersen
3rd8PD CollingwoodAJ Strauss
4th29PD CollingwoodEJG Morgan
5th50MH YardyEJG Morgan
6th11MH YardyLJ Wright
7th48MH YardyTT Bresnan
8th8GP SwannMH Yardy
9th1MH YardySCJ Broad
10th4JM AndersonSCJ Broad