Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    31.4 finds the edge this time! Precision engineering from Archer, he recalibrates by a couple of millimetres and rips out Warner to get the crowd on their feet! Touching 90mph, straightening off the pitch as Warner felt for it on off stump - not much he could do to play a ball like that, bar miss it. Bulls-eye from Archer to remove the Bull! 136/3
    3.6 gone! Beauty from Archer! Just full of a length, angles in, squares Harris up, no real movement off the seam but the perfect line and length from around the wicket, and a thin edge through to Bairstow! That's the early breakthrough England were after. 12/1
    8.4 down the leg side, England go up in unison for a catch... Gaffaney shakes his head, but Root reviews, with both Bairstow and Broad confident. Yes, big scratch on UltraEdge! Khawaja's tickled one and Broad has his first of the day! 25/2
    51.2 horrible full toss, hit on the pad, gone! Terrible ball, Labuschagne didn't pick it up at all but has sent it upstairs... strikes him on the back pad, no bat involved, and smashing into middle stump halfway up! Bizarre end to a determined innings. Real shades of Swann to Rogers in 2013, though at least this one was actually out... 177/9
    32.5 timbeeeeeeeeeeeeer! Kisses the top of off stump, Head is lopped off by an absolute jaffa! Broad wheels away in delight, almost OMB-ing himself... Not a great shot from Head, on second glance, aiming a drive down the ground as the ball left him and twanged the woodwork. But Broad was on the dollar, dollar bills, ya'll 138/4
    33.6 bowled, trickles back on to leg stump! England have another! Archer continues to attack the body and this time gets the bonus, as the ball deflects down off the thigh pad via Wade's glove and into the base of the stump, with just enough force to dislodge the bail! Three in 15 balls now 139/5
    42.6 wider on the crease, slightly fuller, hit on the pad, big appeal... not out, but England review. Inswinger this time, hit Paine on the knee roll, impact in-line...and crashing into the top of leg stump! That's the set-up Woakes was after, a series of outswingers and then moves one back to trap T-Paine - who didn't pick it - lbw. All of a sudden, things are going England's way... 162/6
    45.6 edged, and gone! 86mph, full of a length, and flies to the obliging Root at first slip! No sort of a shot, just a defensive push, and minimal celebrations from the skipper 173/7
    49.6 edged, gone, and five for Archer! Reviewed very quickly by Cummins. England liked the look of it, quite full but wide of off stump and he had a waft at it. Clear spike on UltraEdge, much to Cummins' bemusement, and that's a first international five-wicket haul for Archer! 174/8
    52.1 full, straight, given! Archer has six! Lyon was looking to nudge this into the leg side from a long way across, was trapped in front, and with no reviews left that will be that. And it was smashing into leg stump regardless, ball-tracking shows. What a turnaround for England. At drinks, Australia were cruising at 133-2, and making batting look easy, but Archer has brought about a slow-burning collapse under murky grey skies 179/10
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    Extras
    13 (b 4, lb 2, nb 2, w 5)
    TOTAL
    179 all out (52.1 Overs, RR: 3.43)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Marcus Harris, 3.6 ov), 2-25 (Usman Khawaja, 8.4 ov), 3-136 (David Warner, 31.4 ov), 4-138 (Travis Head, 32.5 ov), 5-139 (Matthew Wade, 33.6 ov), 6-162 (Tim Paine, 42.6 ov), 7-173 (James Pattinson, 45.6 ov), 8-174 (Pat Cummins, 49.6 ov), 9-177 (Marnus Labuschagne, 51.2 ov), 10-179 (Nathan Lyon, 52.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SCJ Broad1443222.2800
    JC Archer17.134562.6202
    CR Woakes1245114.2510
    BA Stokes904515.0000
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    10.4 gloved behind and Burns is gone! Jheez, this isn't a great way to go. Bouncer from Cummins, heading down the leg side, Burns launches into a pull shot looking to take advantage, but can only glove it through to Paine who takes a simple catch! 20/3
    3.5 edged, and gone! You know the score, really: just full of a length, wide of off stump, Roy looks to drive but there's a little bit of movement which draws the edge, and Warner holds the catch at first slip! Not much of a shot, that, and the pressure on Roy's spot has just gone up another notch! 10/1
    5.1 edged, gone! Great catch by Warner at first slip! And another duck for Joe Root. A good ball, just full of a length, hint of seam movement but Root just hangs the bat there apologetically. Finds the edge, and Warner snaffles it at slip. England in all sorts! 10/2
    20.1 gottim, fat edge to the keeper! Denly's luck runs out, perhaps his patience, too, as he aims an extravagant front-foot drive without having got near the pitch of the ball. Fed it up full and a touch wide, but he was nowhere near nailing the cover drive. Patto puts Denly out of his misery 45/5
    14.3 that is a half-volley.. but it's wide, barely reachable, and skewed to slip! Stokes has thrown it away, almost literally! He was stretching for a wild drive, only managed to get the toe of the bat on it, and sent a high, fast edge that Warner snapped up above his left shoulder! Almost as if designed in a lab to prove the old axiom that drek gets wickets 34/4
    21.1 Warner grabs a screamer! Bairstow is rumbled and England are FORTY-FIVE for SIX!! Brilliant line from Hazlewood, maybe short enough to leave, but he was sucked into a push off the back foot; the edge flew between keeper and first slip, but Warner was there, almost horizontal as he leapt to his left and snaffled the chance! Warner does a jig, and England are staring down the barrel! 45/6
    25.1 oh my word... this one is most definitely bad batting. Length ball outside off, there is a short cover in, and Buttler chips a drive straight to him! Sharp catch by Khawaja, but that is a poor, poor shot, falls right into the trap and Buttler's lean run in Tests continues. Don't adjust your monitors, England really are 56 for 8! 56/8
    24.1 gone first ball after lunch! Woakes strangles down the leg side! Hold on... they've sent this up to check the no-ball. This is mighty close... but Cummins gets the benefit of the doubt and Woakes trudges off. A sharp bumper, aimed in at his ribcage, tried to flick it down to fine leg and gloved through to Paine 54/7
    26.4 short ball, ducks, but Australia are celebrating! Archer reviews, but this has come off the back of the bat, by the sounds of it. Yep, not quite short enough to duck, leaves his bat in the way of it, and just brushes the bat - the face, in fact - on the way through, and the decision is upheld! Archer had walked off by the time the decision was confirmed, and England are nine down! 66/9
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    27.5 nope, can't make them pay this time... tiiiiiimber! Leach shuffles across to cover his off stump again, and a full ball crashes into his leg stump! Hazlewood has five wickets, Australia have a 112-run lead, England have their lowest score in the Ashes since 1948, and their lowest ever at Headingley! 67/10
    Extras
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    TOTAL
    67 all out (27.5 Overs, RR: 2.40)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Jason Roy, 3.5 ov), 2-10 (Joe Root, 5.1 ov), 3-20 (Rory Burns, 10.4 ov), 4-34 (Ben Stokes, 14.3 ov), 5-45 (Joe Denly, 20.1 ov), 6-45 (Jonny Bairstow, 21.1 ov), 7-54 (Chris Woakes, 24.1 ov), 8-56 (Jos Buttler, 25.1 ov), 9-66 (Jofra Archer, 26.4 ov), 10-67 (Jack Leach, 27.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    PJ Cummins942332.5500
    JR Hazlewood12.523052.3300
    NM Lyon10202.0000
    JL Pattinson52921.8000
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    11.1 bowled him through the gate! Leach rips one through Harris with his first ball of the match! Still wearing shades, and he celebrates Like A Boss... Will that pep England up again? Harris had been watchful and compact but that wasn't a good shot, having never faced a ball from Leach before. Nicely flighted, grips and spins from wide of off stump as Harris drives, rattles into the pegs 36/2
    1.2 big appeal... given! Wilson looked like he shook his head, and then stuck the finger up - utterly bizarre - and Warner sends it upstairs... impact umpire's call, and smashing into leg stump on with the angle! Warner's struggles against Broad continue! Wide on the crease again from Broad - you know the drill now when he's bowling to Warner - and moved in off the seam to thwack him on the pad 10/1
    14.1 tempts him with a full one, thick outside edge, Roy snags the catch! Headingley gurgles its approval as Woakes gets in on the act... Another poor shot, though it nipped late, bottom hand coming off the bat as he lost control 52/3
    73.3 wide outside off, and slashed away to third man for a single. Oh and there's a misfield by Denly, and they come back for two, but he recovers will to get the throw in and this is tight! They send it upstairs...and this is out! Never run on a misfield, Marnus! A great innings comes to an end 237/9
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    32.2 bowled 'im! Very full, yorker length, Head can't jam his bat down on it and it crashes into the base of off stump. Good spell from Stokes, and gets the reward he deserved 97/4
    52.6 bumper, off the glove, Bairstow grabs this one! Stokes sinks to the ground in exhausted celebration... Reward for his hard yakka, a real heat-seeker that came back at Wade before deflecting off the top hand through to the keeper 163/5
    53.3 fuller, homing in on the front pad - given! Broad is off celebrappealing as Wilson's finger goes up, but Paine reviews; looks like there's bat on this, which will save him from lbw. But the ball then looped up towards gully, where Joe Denly took the catch, so it's going to be out regardless! Paine doesn't look happy, walks off shaking his head. We haven't seen Hawk-Eye but it looked a long shot to be overturned EDIT: Ball-tracking had it going over, which will doubtless improve Paine's mood 164/6
    67.6 gone - nicked to slip! Archer finds the right line, shaping just a touch, locates the outside edge and this one goes straight to Root for a low catch, takes it well for his 100th in Tests 215/7
    70.2 squared up, steered to gully! Cummins is dispatched by a real splice-bothering delivery, back of a length from Stokes and the outside edge sailed to the right of Burns, who threw himself forward to snap it up! 226/8
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    75.2 backs away, looks to crash it away through the off side and chops on! That's a true tailender's dismissal, eyes lit up, and ended up sending it crashing onto his own stumps 246/10
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    Extras
    27 (b 5, lb 13, nb 7, w 2)
    TOTAL
    246 all out (75.2 Overs, RR: 3.26)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (David Warner, 1.2 ov), 2-36 (Marcus Harris, 11.1 ov), 3-52 (Usman Khawaja, 14.1 ov), 4-97 (Travis Head, 32.2 ov), 5-163 (Matthew Wade, 52.6 ov), 6-164 (Tim Paine, 53.3 ov), 7-215 (James Pattinson, 67.6 ov), 8-226 (Pat Cummins, 70.2 ov), 9-237 (Marnus Labuschagne, 73.3 ov), 10-246 (Nathan Lyon, 75.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JC Archer1424022.8513
    SCJ Broad1625223.2510
    CR Woakes1013413.4000
    MJ Leach1104614.1800
    BA Stokes24.275632.3004
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    5.6 gottim, jabbed to first slip! Warner turns and howls at the moon in celebration... Hazlewood with the breakthrough, Australia have their first of ten! Back of a length, rearing at Burns as he fends off the back foot. Exacting line from Hazlewood, though if we're being harsh probably short enough to leave 15/1
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    6.3 uprooted by a snorter! Cummins smashes one into the top of off stump, and Australia are properly amongst 'em again! Roy was a little static but that was precision bowling, fast and straightening to shiver the timbers as he pushed forward down the wrong line. And his trudge back to the dressing room is accompanied by a salty outburst for the cameras! 15/2
    77.3 down the track, gone! That's not a clever shot, not least with the new ball due in two overs. Uses his feet, trying to work it into the leg side, and gets a little onto the back leg. It loops up to slip, and Warner takes an excellent diving catch. Big, big moment! 159/4
    59.3 short, and gone! Looked like it had hit him in the helmet again, but a big slice of glove on it on the way through, and it loops up for the simplest of catches for Paine behind the stumps! Big breakthrough for Australia, and it's hard to argue they've not deserved it 141/3
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    99.1 gone this time! Hazlewood gets Bairstow! Back of a length outside the off stump, rocks back and tries to cut it away, but only succeeds in steering it into the hands of the gleeful Labuschagne at second slip! That's the breakthrough Australia were after, and the stand of 86 is broken at last 245/5
    102.2 mix-up, and gone! Oh dear, oh dear. Stokes works a full ball to midwicket, Buttler sets off at the non-striker's end, Head gets an exceptional diving throw in at midwicket, direct hit, and Buttler is outta here! 253/6
    105.6 got 'im! This is a very soft dismissal, ever so slightly full of a length, eyes light up as one is pitched up, and chips it straight into the hands of short extra cover. Australia's grip on the urn tightens! 261/7
    114.6 got him! Archer finds deep square leg on the slog-sweep! It required a cool head on the rope, Head taking the catch as he walked back, tossed it gently up as his foot went over the boundary... and then safely taken as he stepped back in! You could sense it coming, Archer's spunky salvo is over, Australia two away from retaining the urn 286/8
    115.2 pitched up, Broad is hit on the boot - given! But he reviews, did he get some bat on it? Doesn't look like it on the first replay, but we'll need UltraEdge - no, that's clear, and Hawk-Eye has it smashing the base of off stump! Pattinson's yorker rips through Broad and Australia are on the brink 286/9
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    31 (b 5, lb 15, nb 1, w 10)
    TOTAL
    362/9 (125.4 Overs, RR: 2.88)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Rory Burns, 5.6 ov), 2-15 (Jason Roy, 6.3 ov), 3-141 (Joe Denly, 59.3 ov), 4-159 (Joe Root, 77.3 ov), 5-245 (Jonny Bairstow, 99.1 ov), 6-253 (Jos Buttler, 102.2 ov), 7-261 (Chris Woakes, 105.6 ov), 8-286 (Jofra Archer, 114.6 ov), 9-286 (Stuart Broad, 115.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    PJ Cummins24.458013.2411
    JR Hazlewood31118542.7410
    NM Lyon39511422.9200
    JL Pattinson2594711.8840
    M Labuschagne601602.6600

Close of Play

  • Thu, 22 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 179
  • Fri, 23 Aug - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 171/6 (M Labuschagne 53*, JL Pattinson 2*, 57 ov)
  • Sat, 24 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 156/3 (JE Root 75*, BA Stokes 2*, 72 ov)
  • Sun, 25 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 362/9 (125.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

England 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15JJ RoyRJ Burns
2nd0JJ RoyJE Root
3rd126JL DenlyJE Root
4th18JE RootBA Stokes
5th86JM BairstowBA Stokes
6th8JC ButtlerBA Stokes
7th8CR WoakesBA Stokes
8th25BA StokesJC Archer
9th0SCJ BroadBA Stokes
10th76BA StokesMJ Leach