Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    28.1 got him! A horrid little nibble outside off - absolutely no need for Strauss to fiddle at that one, and it carried through low to Haddin 114/2
    5.3 well bowled and CAUGHT! Angled across Cook who pushed at it meekly, edging it low to Ponting's right at second slip 12/1
    53.5 bowled him, inside edge - he's out! That's cleaned him up! Bell came forward with only a tentative little push, his bat coming down in an arc and it took a thick inside edge to clatter his stumps 181/4
    47.5 and this time Collingwood does go for the drive and he's caught at gully! Full and wide, Collingwood gets it off a thick edge and Hussey takes the catch right in front of his face 176/3
    74.2 that is magnificent work from Katich! Truly incredible stuff at short leg! Trott uses his feet and clips to leg, Katich at short leg makes a sharp save and quickly gets a full-blooded throw at the stumps, Trott is still in the follow through and has to turn quickly, the direct hit has him well short 268/7
    65.3 the slower ball and Prior prods it tamely to point who takes a good, leaping catch - terrific bowling from Johnson 229/5
    69.4 gone! There won't be a first-innings fairytale from Freddie, flashes at a wide one and gets an edge through to Haddin 247/6
    90.5 got him! Much better from Hilfenhaus, pitching it up, and he goes for a huge swing and gets a thick outside edge to slip 332/10
    85.3 got him! What a way for Australia to end the day, as Swann taps forward meekly and edges a very fine delivery behind 307/8
    86.6 Anderson's out! Swinging back late, he was late on it and couldn't get his bat down in time, and Anderson's got his first duck in Test cricket! 308/9
    not out
    38 (b 12, lb 5, nb 18, w 3)
    332 all out (90.5 Overs, RR: 3.65, 414 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Sir Alastair Cook, 5.3 ov), 2-114 (Andrew Strauss, 28.1 ov), 3-176 (Paul Collingwood, 47.5 ov), 4-181 (Ian Bell, 53.5 ov), 5-229 (Matt Prior, 65.3 ov), 6-247 (Andrew Flintoff, 69.4 ov), 7-268 (Jonathan Trott, 74.2 ov), 8-307 (Graeme Swann, 85.3 ov), 9-308 (James Anderson, 86.6 ov), 10-332 (Stuart Broad, 90.5 ov)
    BW Hilfenhaus21.557133.2505
    PM Siddle2167543.5704
    SR Clark1454102.9200
    MG Johnson1506924.6038
    MJ North1433302.3501
    SR Watson502605.2000
    22.6 that's out! No worries about it. Absolutely dead in front, Watson trapped in the crease and that's taking out middle-and-leg 73/1
    37.1 Swann gets Katich! Oh, the follow-on looms now! Katich got an inside edge onto the top flap of his pad and it's bobbed up to short leg, who takes a simple catch and Rauf raises the finger 109/6
    26.6 bowled him! Broad's bowled him! Ponting goes back and chops it on, his off stump pegged back 85/2
    28.3 got him! Broad's got three! Hussey again not showing good judgement of his off stump as Broad cuts this back nastily and raps him in front. Gone! 89/3
    30.2 he's got him! Broad's got four! Clarke went for a drive, feeling for it, and Trott took a very sharp chance at short extra cover, diving forward. Tremendous cricket from England! 93/4
    35.3 got him! Swann gets one to go straight on with the arm, North is a bit slow getting the bat down, and Rauf says that's lbw! 108/5
    38.4 gone! Another one! Broad's got five! And what a superb ball, that has cleaned up Haddin's off stump, it's full and straightening enough to beat Haddin, who was trying to whip it through leg 111/7
    43.5 Swann gets his third! That's eight for the session! Swann tosses it up and gets some turn, Johnson is lured into the drive and an outside edge is well snapped up by Prior 131/8
    not out
    47.3 erm. Oh dear. We've had some shockers this summer, but that takes the biscuit and the tin. Clark pats forward, bat nowhere near the ball which takes the top of his pad, ballooning to silly point...and up goes the finger. In the umpire's defence, the bat flicked the pad, so he obviously heard something... 143/9
    52.5 late swing and that's cleaned him up! Didn't have much of a clue, his feet were planted and his bat came down in an arc. And that's the end of the innings 160/10
    7 (b 1, lb 5, nb 1)
    160 all out (52.5 Overs, RR: 3.02, 226 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-73 (Shane Watson, 22.6 ov), 2-85 (Ricky Ponting, 26.6 ov), 3-89 (Michael Hussey, 28.3 ov), 4-93 (Michael Clarke, 30.2 ov), 5-108 (Marcus North, 35.3 ov), 6-109 (Simon Katich, 37.1 ov), 7-111 (Brad Haddin, 38.4 ov), 8-131 (Mitchell Johnson, 43.5 ov), 9-143 (Stuart Clark, 47.3 ov), 10-160 (Ben Hilfenhaus, 52.5 ov)
    JM Anderson932903.2200
    A Flintoff13.543512.5300
    GP Swann1433842.7100
    SJ Harmison411503.7501
    SCJ Broad1213753.0800
    54.3 gone! Finally there's a breakthrough for Australia, and only five minutes before lunch, North lures Strauss into a drive outside off, there's good turn and an outside edge is snapped up at first slip 157/4
    12.3 North gets the breakthrough! That's a super delivery, pitches on middle and leg, turns sharply and bounces, Cook trying to work it to leg gets an edge that is snaffled at first slip 27/1
    15.4 great catch! What a sharp piece of work from Katich at short leg! And it wasn't even the bouncer, Bell tried to flick it through leg and Katich gets the hands down low to take a ripper between his legs 34/2
    17.3 another one caught at short leg! Johnson bangs it in at chest height, Collingwood really handles this poorly and prods it straight up in the air, a simple catch for Katich 39/3
    94.6 cuts this hard - but straight to point, and North's taken a fine low catch. No one celebrates! And England declare 373/9
    57.6 pushed out square of the wicket and Katich swoops and throws down the stumps! Way, way out. Lazy run from Prior - hit it straight to him! 168/5
    64.1 down the pitch, Flintoff tries to lift it over the top but skies it straight to Siddle at long-on who takes an easy catch, and that's Flintoff's final innings in Test cricket 200/6
    74.2 Broad goes for it and this time he's found the fielder! He's gone the big slog over leg and the extra bounce does him, his top edge skies to mid off where Ponting takes a straightforward catch 243/7
    87.4 got him this time! Good, straight bouncer and he tries to pull it but gets a thick top edge which Haddin swallows with ease 333/8
    not out
    32 (b 1, lb 15, nb 9, w 7)
    373/9d (95 Overs, RR: 3.92, 408 minutes)
    Did not bat: SJ Harmison
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Sir Alastair Cook, 12.3 ov), 2-34 (Ian Bell, 15.4 ov), 3-39 (Paul Collingwood, 17.3 ov), 4-157 (Andrew Strauss, 54.3 ov), 5-168 (Matt Prior, 57.6 ov), 6-200 (Andrew Flintoff, 64.1 ov), 7-243 (Stuart Broad, 74.2 ov), 8-333 (Graeme Swann, 87.4 ov), 9-373 (Jonathan Trott, 94.6 ov)
    BW Hilfenhaus1115815.2704
    PM Siddle1736904.0520
    MJ North3049843.2610
    MG Johnson1716023.5225
    SM Katich52901.8000
    SR Clark1224313.5800
    MJ Clarke302006.6600
    24.3 another one goes, but did he get bat on that? Off-cutter from Broad trapping Watson in his crease; he tried to defend but it was just too quick, too straight, and replays show that would've clipped middle-and-off. England are on a roll here! 90/2
    23.6 stunning delivery from Swann as Katich pads up! That was the arm ball on off stump, it went straight on and that's a horrible leave from Katich as he's trapped in front 86/1
    63.6 lovely nudged off his hips to mid-on. But hang on - Flintoff's got a rocket arm and he throws down Ponting's stumps! He's gone! Flintoff celebrates before the replays, down on one knee, arms outstretched ala Lord's. Flintoff has done it for England 217/3
    102.2 England have won the Ashes! Hussey prods to short leg and that's it. It's all over! 348/10
    64.5 turns this to leg - or tries to. It ricochets to Strauss at leg slip who flicks it onto the stumps! Is Clarke's bat back in time? The bail appears to be lifted and the bat's not quite over the line, but it's so hard to tell from these replays. Another huge moment here as we wait for the umpire's decision! And he's out! He's been given out. Clarke trudges off scarcely able to believe his fate, nor that of his team 220/4
    72.2 gone! Sharp piece of work here from Prior, North takes an enormous stride down and tries to sweep, misses the ball and his foot looks to be on the line as Prior whips the bails off. Billy Bowden doesn't require the third umpire 236/5
    94.4 Haddin's luck runs out! He advances and lofts high over midwicket, but doesn't get the ball well enough off the middle and Strauss gets under it to take a comfortable catch 327/6
    95.5 gone! Harmison gets Johnson! He's angled it across and Johnson flashed, his thick edge has been taken sharply by Collingwood moving to his right at second slip 327/7
    99.4 Siddle's gone! Leading edge as he tried to work it through leg and that's lobbed up to Flintoff at mid off. Two wickets to go! 343/8
    99.5 first ball! Caught at short leg! Angled in and it's lobbed up to Cook who snaffles an easy one 343/9
    not out
    20 (b 7, lb 7, nb 6)
    348 all out (102.2 Overs, RR: 3.4, 431 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-86 (Simon Katich, 23.6 ov), 2-90 (Shane Watson, 24.3 ov), 3-217 (Ricky Ponting, 63.6 ov), 4-220 (Michael Clarke, 64.5 ov), 5-236 (Marcus North, 72.2 ov), 6-327 (Brad Haddin, 94.4 ov), 7-327 (Mitchell Johnson, 95.5 ov), 8-343 (Peter Siddle, 99.4 ov), 9-343 (Stuart Clark, 99.5 ov), 10-348 (Michael Hussey, 102.2 ov)
    JM Anderson1224603.8301
    A Flintoff1114203.8101
    SJ Harmison1655433.3704
    GP Swann40.2812042.9700
    SCJ Broad2247113.2200
    PD Collingwood10101.0000

Match Details


England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

England won the 5-match series 2-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

20,21,22,23 August 2009 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 20 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 307/8 (SCJ Broad 26*, 85.3 ov)
  • Fri, 21 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 58/3 (AJ Strauss 32*, IJL Trott 8*, 28 ov)
  • Sat, 22 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 80/0 (SR Watson 31*, SM Katich 42*, 20 ov)
  • Sun, 23 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 348 (102.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Australia 4th innings Partnerships

1st86SM KatichSR Watson
2nd4RT PontingSR Watson
3rd127RT PontingMEK Hussey
4th3MEK HusseyMJ Clarke
5th16MEK HusseyMJ North
6th91MEK HusseyBJ Haddin
7th0MEK HusseyMG Johnson
8th16MEK HusseyPM Siddle
9th0MEK HusseySR Clark
10th5MEK HusseyBW Hilfenhaus