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ENGLAND 407(79.2 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

AUSTRALIA 308(76 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

ENGLAND 182(52.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

AUSTRALIA 279(64.3 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

This incredible Test match comes to an end with England winning by two runs End of one of the great Test matches of all time England played magnificently and Australia responded in fine style, taking the game further than anyone would have imagined This has been some Test match. Unbelievable scenes right down to the last ball. This is Anand Vasu, yourr commentator, inviting you to write in with all your comments http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html We'll be back shortly with comments from the captains 'Full credit to England, they played brilliantly. Full credit also to shane Warne for 10 wickets and his runs. Kasprowicz and Lee showed great character. We gave ourselves a glimmer of hope this morning' says Ricky Ponting 'You always miss someone of Glenn McGrath's skill and experience. But Kasprowicz bowled well and perhaps this afternoon he did more with the bat than Glenn could have' adds Ponting 'Full credit to the way Australia came out this morning. Warne and Lee have had great games. We fought hard under pressure all match. We've won this one and it sets us up for this series.' says Vaughan 'We go to Old Trafford now with momentum. We've got the series back on track.' he adds 'Freddie Flintoff was outstanding for us,' says Vaughan and it is no surprise that the Man of the Match is Andrew Flintoff 'We knew they had good players. Brett Lee was outstanding. He bowled his heart out and then batted brilliantly today' says Flintoff 'The whole Test match has been a great spectacle. Pleased that we got over the line in the end.' adds Flintoff 'We've got to believe we can go on and win the Ashes' says Flintoff England's hero Andrew Flintoff waves his magnum of champagne at the crowd who roar appreciatively. With that we come to the end of our coverage of this great Test match There's been a few close games and a few classices we've shared, but this must rate right up there with the best of them This is Anand Vasu, your commentator, telling you it was a privilige to bring you this game. I do hope you will be with us again when the first ball of the third Test is bowled in Old Trafford on Thursday Till then, it's good bye from us all! Do write in and have your say at http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html

64.3
W
Harmison to Kasprowicz, OUT, short ball banged in, Kasprowicz tries to get out of the way but just cannot manage, the ball balloons up towards the keeper and Geraint Jones takes the catch

MS Kasprowicz c †GO Jones b Harmison 20 (60m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 64.51

64.2
0
Harmison to Kasprowicz, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended back down the pitch to the bowler
64.1
1
Harmison to Lee, 1 run, full toss outside the off, Lee hits it well but finds the sweeper on the off side fence and gets a single

END OF OVER:
64 | 1 Run | AUS: 278/9

  • Brett Lee42 (74b)
  • Michael Kasprowicz20 (29b)
  • Andrew Flintoff22-3-79-4
63.6
1
Flintoff to Lee, 1 run, just short of a length and on the pads, Lee hits the ball to the on side, drops the bat in the process, but runs across for the single and keeps the strike
63.5
0
Flintoff to Lee, no run, slightly fuller and outside the off, Lee has a waft at it and the ball goes just past the outside edge to the keeper
63.4
0
Flintoff to Lee, no run, and almost an action replay. Another short one banged in and Lee ducks out of the way leaving Jones to collect behind the stumps