Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †Gilchrist b McGrath
    0
    15
    23
    0
    0
    0.00
    b Lee
    3
    13
    17
    0
    0
    23.07
    c Ponting b Hogg
    34
    69
    87
    2
    0
    49.27
    b McGrath
    0
    2
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Gillespie b Hogg
    44
    61
    90
    6
    0
    72.13
    c Hussey b Symonds
    19
    28
    37
    2
    0
    67.85
    c Hayden b Watson
    23
    31
    45
    2
    0
    74.19
    c Symonds b Lee
    4
    3
    4
    1
    0
    133.33
    c Hussey b Gillespie
    8
    18
    25
    0
    0
    44.44
    not out
    46
    47
    50
    7
    0
    97.87
    not out
    11
    17
    37
    0
    0
    64.70
    Extras
    17 (lb 8, nb 4, w 5)
    TOTAL
    209/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Andrew Strauss, 4.3 ov), 2-6 (Marcus Trescothick, 5.1 ov), 3-6 (Paul Collingwood, 5.3 ov), 4-85 (Vikram Solanki, 24.4 ov), 5-94 (Andrew Flintoff, 26.6 ov), 6-123 (Kevin Pietersen, 33.4 ov), 7-133 (Ashley Giles, 34.5 ov), 8-145 (Geraint Jones, 37.6 ov), 9-159 (Chris Tremlett, 40.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee1022722.70493032
    GD McGrath1013123.10423001
    JN Gillespie903614.00343010
    SR Watson805116.37236011
    GB Hogg601923.16221000
    A Symonds703715.28204000

Match Notes

  • 'Scared dinkum' and dead-drunk Australians

    A drunk allrounder and players scared witless by a ghost provided an unsettling start to Australia's 2005 Ashes campaign

  • Symonds feared early send-off

    Andrew Symonds, who returned to the Australian team with a bang after a two-match ban for disciplinary reasons, feared he could be sent back from the tour mid-way

  • Trescothick confident in England

    Marcus Trescothick is confident England can bounce back from their 57-run defeat against Australia at Durham

  • Lee set to return against England

    Brett Lee is set to play against England in the NatWest series, today in Durham, after showing good progress on his sore shoulder

  • Australia back to winning ways

    Australia showed they were far from spooked by recent events as they posted their first win of the NatWest series in three attempts in defeating England by 57 runs