Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6.6 huge LBW appeal and given! Harris reviews. The umpire took awhile and Harris took awhile to send it upstairs. It was a good length angled in, no bat, it nipped past the inside edge but hit the front pad above the knee roll. Ball tracking says it's hitting the bails! Umpire's call and it stays out! He was caught on the crease so height wasn't as big a factor. Good call from Dharmasena. 28/2
    0.4 caught behind! Five times for Broad! Warner trying to leave made his decision to late! Got a little outside edge before withdrawing the bat. Easy catch for Bairstow! It was a good length but way wide of off. It didn't shape away much. The tightness of the previous leave maybe caused doubt for Warner and he was too late to withdraw the bat! 1/1
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    128
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    52.34
    39.2 got 'im! Just full of a length, Labuschagne prods forward, the ball bursts through his defences off the seam, and nicks the top of off on the way through! Overton breaks the stand - a similar ball as the one that brought him his first Test wicket at Adelaide in 2017. Absolute beauty of a delivery 144/3
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    513
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    66.14
    117.5 caught on the reverse sweep at backward point! He's finally out. He reverse sweeps hard and flat but straight to the man at backward point who finally holds on! It was a leg break from Root, he picked and smoked the reverse sweep but found Denly 438/8
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    86.36
    48.4 LBW! Head talks to Smith but doesn't review. That looked pretty adjacent. Angled in on a fuller length, Head's eyes drifting outside the line, he drives hard down the wrong line and is hit flush on the knee roll infront of middle and leg. Height and angle maybe a query but he was on the crease. He didn't review. 183/4
    60.5 length outside off, has a massive heave which goes miles up in the air... Root at mid-on watches it fly up, has enough time to set himself, roll up his sleeves, finish off his cup of tea and then pouch it. Brainless shot! Bit of a nothing ball from a negative angle, Wade hadn't got going at all and lost his patience, hoping to mow this over cow corner, and top-edged it straight up 224/5
    101.1 caught behind! What a peach! 74mph but a beautiful leg cutter! It was a scrambled seam angled in, perfect length, it bounces and seams away a touch, Paine gropes forward trying to defend, feathers an edge and Bairstow celebrates a simple catch. 369/6
    104.6 edged and caught at slip! Sharp turn and an easy catch for Stokes. He didn't over step this time. Nice loop, drifting in outside off, it gripped and bounced, took the edge and Stokes took an easy catch, knee high at slip 387/7
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    93.10
    not out
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    36
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    100.00
    Extras
    29 (b 8, lb 14, nb 4, w 3)
    TOTAL
    497/8d (126 Overs, RR: 3.94)
    Did not bat: JR Hazlewood
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (David Warner, 0.4 ov), 2-28 (Marcus Harris, 6.6 ov), 3-144 (Marnus Labuschagne, 39.2 ov), 4-183 (Travis Head, 48.4 ov), 5-224 (Matthew Wade, 60.5 ov), 6-369 (Tim Paine, 101.1 ov), 7-387 (Pat Cummins, 104.6 ov), 8-438 (Steven Smith, 117.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SCJ Broad2529733.8800
    JC Archer2739703.5901
    BA Stokes10.506606.0902
    MJ Leach26.138323.1701
    C Overton2838523.0330
    JL Denly31802.6600
    JE Root603916.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    64.2 edged and taken at second slip! Finally some reward! Wobbling seam, pitching on off, on a good length, it nipped away, he defends from the crease, it catches a thick edge and flies knee high to Smith who claims the sharp chance to his left. Good bowling and good catching 166/3
    6.5 gone! Brilliant catch at short leg! Length ball on off stump, Denly gets a little inside edge onto the pad, Wade snatches at it, it rebounds up off the chest and he snaffles the second chance diving forward with one hand! Denly's horror show is finally brought to an end, and Australia go wild in celebration 10/1
    11.3 edged and straight to Smith at second slip! Brilliant bowling. The perfect length angled in, fourth stump line, it hit the seam and straightened, caught the edge as he prodded forward, it flew at pace, waist high to Smith who pouched it very comfortably 25/2
    66.6 got 'im! Trapped in front, length ball, nips back off the seam and doesn't get up much off the pitch, hits Root flush on the pad and that looked stone dead. Root doesn't review, and off he trudges 175/4
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    72.4 BOWLED 'IM! Jason Roy's middle stump goes flying back and Hazlewood roars in celebration. See ya later! Great ball, nip-backer that moves late off the seam, bursts through Roy's fairly nothing-y defensive prod and sends him back on his way. Crucial breakthrough with the new ball approaching, Hazlewood and Australia on a roll 196/5
    88.3 got 'im! Starc gets Stokes with a ripper, a bit of nibble away off the seam from over the wicket on a length, Stokes nibbles at it and his outside edge is well held by Smith at second slip! Massive, massive breakthrough for Australia 243/7
    84.5 through him! That could change things for Starc. Trademark dismissal. Good length delivery, swings back at Bairstow who goes for the drive and leaves a big gap. Loose shot against the new ball, but excellent bowling 228/6
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    106.6 all over as Buttler aims to big shot down the ground, doesn't make contact and it strikes the off stump...hold on, they are checking the no-ball. It's tight, very but the third umpire rules fractionally okay - bit like the Malinga one during his four wickets in four balls! 301/10
    92.6 edged, and gone! This is a pretty poor shot, really. Length ball, just outside the off stump, which gets up well of the surface and nips away a touch, and his airy waft only succeeds in edging it behind. England in trouble! 256/8
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    101.5 cleaned him up! Broad not in the same postcode as that one...full, swings back in at off stump, smashes into the timber 283/9
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    Extras
    24 (b 4, lb 11, nb 4, w 5)
    TOTAL
    301 all out (107 Overs, RR: 2.81)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Joe Denly, 6.5 ov), 2-25 (Craig Overton, 11.3 ov), 3-166 (Rory Burns, 64.2 ov), 4-175 (Joe Root, 66.6 ov), 5-196 (Jason Roy, 72.4 ov), 6-228 (Jonny Bairstow, 84.5 ov), 7-243 (Ben Stokes, 88.3 ov), 8-256 (Jofra Archer, 92.6 ov), 9-283 (Stuart Broad, 101.5 ov), 10-301 (Jos Buttler, 106.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc2278033.6300
    JR Hazlewood2565742.2801
    PJ Cummins2466032.5013
    NM Lyon3648902.4700
  • BATSMEN
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    0.6 given lbw! Broad's done it again! A straighter delivery, good length, spears into the pads and Warner is trapped deep in the crease. A pair for Warner, his first in Tests and three ducks in a row 0/1
    6.1 huge appeal and given lbw! Harris has called the review. Similar to the first innings, round the wicket, takes him on the knee roll. No inside edge, just a question of the stumps...and it's three reds on hitting leg stump 16/2
    9.3 big shout and gone! Labuschagne reviews, looked out to the naked eye. Quite full, and very straight, Labuschagne was looking to defend... ooh there might have been a little inside edge here... nope, no bat involved... clipping the bail between middle and leg and Archer has his man! Marnus is spitting and gives some chat in the general direction of England's huddle, only to be waved off on his way 24/3
    38.1 length outside off, Smith shimmies down the track and belts this miles up in the air, Stokes moves round to his left from long-off, set himself... and snaffles it! Smith falls for his lowest score of the series, would you believe, after a quite remarkable innings 149/5
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    13.6 tiiiiimber! Archer wins the battle! Ooh, another look at the front foot... he's pushing the line, but there's a fraction of the boot behind the line. Little bit of movement in from around the wicket, full and straight, Head is trying to defend but this rips through him and pings middle stump out of the ground! 44/4
    39.2 gone! Great catch by Bairstow! Length outside off, Wade looks to slash it away through the covers, gets a thick edge and Bairstow - at full stretch - sticks out a hopeful left hand and it nestles in his glove. Archer wins the battle with Wade 158/6
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    50.00
    Extras
    15 (b 5, lb 2, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    186/6d (42.5 Overs, RR: 4.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (David Warner, 0.6 ov), 2-16 (Marcus Harris, 6.1 ov), 3-24 (Marnus Labuschagne, 9.3 ov), 4-44 (Travis Head, 13.6 ov), 5-149 (Steven Smith, 38.1 ov), 6-158 (Matthew Wade, 39.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SCJ Broad1445423.8510
    JC Archer1424533.2101
    C Overton5.512203.7720
    MJ Leach905816.4400
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 leading edge, and gone! Full of a length and straight, Burns looks to work it into the leg side, gets a leading edge, and it floats up to wide mid-off/short cover! Head takes a pretty straightforward, knee-high, and that is exactly the start that Australia would have wanted 0/1
    39.2 there it is for Lyon! The extra bounce does the trick, this is back of a length outside off, jumps at Denly who can only fend it off the glove to short leg 93/5
    0.4 BOWLED 'IM! Absolute ripper from Cummins, England are in disarray! This is more or less the perfect delivery for a right-arm seamer to a right-hander. On a length, nips away off the seam, kisses the top of the off stump past Root's defences, and Cummins wheels away in celebration. What a start for Australia! 0/2
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    24.6 bowled through the gate. There's the opening Australia were seeking since the morning, and it's Pat Cummins - again - who has delivered it. Roy has been pushing forward through his innings, and been vulnerable to the incoming delivery. Cummins gets the length and movement perfect and rearranges the stumps, with a big gap left between bat and pad. 66/3
    30.2 Stokes is walking - what a massive moment! This was a corker of a delivery, bowled on the stumps, back of a length, insistently pushing Stokes on the back foot and so close to his body that he had to play at it. He realised too late that wearing the blow on his body might be better and was taking the bat out of the way. It must have got a tickle through - as soon as Paine moves to his right to gather it, he was celebrating, Cummins was appealing. And then Stokes was walking, even though the umpire hadn't indicated anything. 74/4
    53.1 strikes first ball back! Bairstow given lbw but he's gone for a review. Caught on the crease to a length ball, bowled from around the wicket and nipping back into him. He didn't account for the movement and the ball goes past his inside edge to strike the knee roll. DRS shows two reds and umpire's call on hitting the stumps. Bairstow's resistance is done, and Starc has broken through 138/6
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    74.2 left alone and it's hit off stump! That's the moment for Australia. Hazlewood has made this old ball hoop and this one bends in from outside off, Buttler leaves it alone and pays the price. Memories of Jones to Clarke on this ground in 2005. Brilliant form Hazlewood, ends a superb innings from Buttler 172/7
    91.3 rapped on the pads and the finger goes up! Of course Overton will review, but I think he's a goner here. Length ball, nipping back in, don't think he read that, and it hits him on the knee roll, in front of the stumps. And it's three reds. Australia will retain the Ashes. It was a fantastic fight by Overton, and England, but Australia relentlessly kept at it and broke through in the last hour. What a match. What a finish. 197/10
    75.5 scoots through low and it's gone! Not much Archer could do about that one, back of a length in the footmarks, grubs through and he's on the back foot. Might have gone under the stumps 173/8
    89.5 caught by short leg! What a move by Paine to bring on the leggie! Ripped one into the rough on a length outside off, and it rears up at Leach, who fends it off from near his stomach, but it takes his gloves and pops up to the fielder stationed there. End of a great resistance by Leach 196/9
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    Extras
    19 (b 9, lb 8, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    197 all out (91.3 Overs, RR: 2.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Rory Burns, 0.3 ov), 2-0 (Joe Root, 0.4 ov), 3-66 (Jason Roy, 24.6 ov), 4-74 (Ben Stokes, 30.2 ov), 5-93 (Joe Denly, 39.2 ov), 6-138 (Jonny Bairstow, 53.1 ov), 7-172 (Jos Buttler, 74.2 ov), 8-173 (Jofra Archer, 75.5 ov), 9-196 (Jack Leach, 89.5 ov), 10-197 (Craig Overton, 91.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    PJ Cummins2494341.7902
    JR Hazlewood17.353121.7700
    NM Lyon29125121.7500
    MA Starc1624612.8700
    M Labuschagne41912.2500
    TM Head11000.0000

Close of Play

  • Wed, 04 Sep - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 170/3 (SPD Smith 60*, TM Head 18*, 44 ov)
  • Thu, 05 Sep - day 2 - England 1st innings 23/1 (RJ Burns 15*, C Overton 3*, 10 ov)
  • Fri, 06 Sep - day 3 - England 1st innings 200/5 (BA Stokes 7*, JM Bairstow 2*, 74 ov)
  • Sat, 07 Sep - day 4 - England 2nd innings 18/2 (JL Denly 10*, JJ Roy 8*, 7 ov)
  • Sun, 08 Sep - day 5 - England 2nd innings 197 (91.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

England 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0JL DenlyRJ Burns
2nd0JL DenlyJE Root
3rd66JL DenlyJJ Roy
4th8JL DenlyBA Stokes
5th19JL DenlyJM Bairstow
6th45JM BairstowJC Buttler
7th34JC ButtlerC Overton
8th1C OvertonJC Archer
9th23MJ LeachC Overton
10th1SCJ BroadC Overton