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England vs Australia, 3rd Investec Test at Birmingham, , Jul 29 2015 - Full Scorecard

3rd Investec Test, Birmingham, July 29 - 31, 2015, Australia tour of England and Ireland
136 & 265
(T:121) 281 & 124/2

England won by 8 wickets

Player Of The Match
2/38 & 6/79
Australia 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
lbw b Broad52891539058.42
lbw b Anderson26120033.33
c Cook b Finn718261038.88
b Finn10101620100.00
c †Buttler b Anderson1634433047.05
c †Buttler b Anderson037000.00
b Anderson2890025.00
c Stokes b Anderson36100050.00
c †Buttler b Broad1120301055.00
not out 1416233087.50
b Anderson11111420100.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 1)8
TOTAL36.4 Ov (RR: 3.70, 173 Mins)136
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (David Warner, 2.2 ov), 2-18 (Steven Smith, 7.6 ov), 3-34 (Michael Clarke, 11.2 ov), 4-77 (Adam Voges, 20.6 ov), 5-82 (Mitchell Marsh, 22.3 ov), 6-86 (Peter Nevill, 24.4 ov), 7-94 (Mitchell Johnson, 26.6 ov), 8-110 (Chris Rogers, 31.2 ov), 9-119 (Mitchell Starc, 33.3 ov), 10-136 (Nathan Lyon, 36.4 ov)
2.2 to DA Warner, early strike! Anderson pins Warner lbw, but he reviews after a long discussion. Did it pitch in line? Was reasonably short. Certainly no edge. Pitches on middle and leg, nips back off the seam, and that's hitting middle!. 7/1
20.6 to AC Voges, trying to leave and he edges to Buttler! Back-of-a-length delivery, a very half-hearted attempt to try and withdraw the bat and the ball glances off the toe end through to Buttler.. 77/4
22.3 to MR Marsh, he doesn't respond well! A flat-footed drive and another edge. Drawn into driving at the full ball, playing well away from his body, healthy edge which zips through to Buttler. Anderson on song after lunch. 82/5
24.4 to PM Nevill, left and bowled off stump! Four for Anderson. Wonderful bowling, but that always a tight leave. Wasn't the booming inswinger, just nipped back off the seam and clipped the top of off stump. 86/6
26.6 to MG Johnson, five for Anderson! The change of angled worked straight away. Full outside off, just straightens a little on Johnson who is pushing forward and the edge flies to fourth slip/fine gully. 94/7
36.4 to NM Lyon, chops it on, that's the sixth for Anderson and Australia are all out. It was a length delivery outside off, Lyon swished at it and managed only an inside edge onto his stumps. 136/10
31.2 to CJL Rogers, the finger goes up instantly, Rogers lbw this time on the back foot, and he reviews. From round the wicket the ball angled in from back of length, Rogers stuck on his crease to work the ball to leg, he misses and is trapped right in front of middle stump. No inside edge, what does Hawkeye say? Hitting and Rogers walks back. 110/8
33.3 to MA Starc, another late leave and that's number nine, and second for Broad! It was touch back of length outside off, Starc wanted to leave that ball but withdrew his bat too late and he toe-edged it to the keeper. 119/9
7.6 to SPD Smith, he's done it! Finn strikes in his first over...and what a wicket it is. In the channel outside off, Smith feeling for it outside off and the edge carries low to Cook at first slip. Lovely delivery, in fact. 18/2
11.2 to MJ Clarke, and another! Finn has two...and it's a bit like Clarke's dismissal in 2005 to Harmison! Not a slower ball this time, but it's very full and finds its way under Clarke's bat. Clarke seemed a little late on trying to get his bat down, but pinpoint bowling from Finn. What a comeback story developing.. 34/3
England 1st Innings 
c Voges b Hazlewood1030301033.33
c Voges b Lyon3448755070.83
c Warner b Lyon53569610094.64
c Voges b Starc63751139184.00
c †Nevill b Johnson512141041.66
c †Nevill b Johnson022000.00
lbw b Lyon938711023.68
c Warner b Hazlewood597810311075.64
c Marsh b Hazlewood3155733056.36
not out 079000.00
c †Nevill b Starc32500150.00
Extras(b 6, lb 4, w 4)14
TOTAL67.1 Ov (RR: 4.18, 297 Mins)281
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Adam Lyth, 7.3 ov), 2-76 (Alastair Cook, 17.2 ov), 3-132 (Ian Bell, 27.4 ov), 4-142 (Jonny Bairstow, 30.3 ov), 5-142 (Ben Stokes, 30.5 ov), 6-182 (Joe Root, 40.6 ov), 7-190 (Jos Buttler, 45.3 ov), 8-277 (Stuart Broad, 64.6 ov), 9-278 (Moeen Ali, 66.3 ov), 10-281 (James Anderson, 67.1 ov)
40.6 to JE Root, well, would you believe it! Starc has been all over the place but he's got the HUGE wicket. Very full outside off, Rot jabs at it and gets a regulation edge to first slip. Voges used his hands this time. A waste from Root, and a massive bonus for Australia. 182/6
67.1 to JM Anderson, and that's that! Took him just one ball. On a length outside off and a regulation edge is pouched, although in the webbing by Nevill!. 281/10
7.3 to A Lyth, edged! Held on with a juggle! Lyth is held in the slips...just. Push across full outside off, Lyth chases it with a drive - expansive given the conditions - and the edge goes at stomach height to Voges who can't cling on cleanly but grabs it into his body and keeps it above the ground. 19/1
64.6 to SCJ Broad, he's gone this time, Broad going for the pull against a short delivery outside off and takes the bottom of the bat then it lands in the hands of mid-on. Tight for a no-ball, but a fraction behind the line. 277/8
66.3 to MM Ali, finds third man! Moeen throwing his hands through a wide delivery, it skews off a healthy top edge down to Warner who is placed near the boundary and barely has to move. 278/9
30.3 to JM Bairstow, what a delivery! That's a ripper from Johnson - 300 wickets! Blimey, that was fierce. A short ball targeted at the body and Bairstow could only fend it off the top glove, no getting out of the way of that. Pace and direction from Johnson. Well,well.. 142/4
30.5 to BA Stokes, and another! What a start for Australia and Johnson! It's the short one again, and another glove through to Nevill. This. Game. Is. On. Very similar to the Bairstow ball, perhaps not quite as short, climbed at Stokes who could not get his gloves out of the way as the ball followed him. This is one of the great overs.. 142/5
17.2 to AN Cook, what has happened here?! On my goodness. Cook has pulled this short ball off the middle and it has gone straight into Voges at short leg who, somehow, clings on while trying to take evasive action. Extraordinary. Reminds me of Slater catch Butcher off MacGill at Melbourne in 1998. 76/2
27.4 to IR Bell, Lyon's done it again, gets Bell this time! What has done Bell here, he came down the track to whack that down the ground, but Lyon pitched it shorter with some flight and Bell got a leading edge high in the air. Warner had just enough time to get under it running backwards from short midwicket. 132/3
45.3 to JC Buttler, gets him lbw this time, the finger goes up instantly! Buttler has a short chat with Moeen and then walks, no review. Buttler went a bit too far across as Lyon flighted this one nicely on middle stump, it turned a bit and struck him right in front of middle and didn't bounce as much as the previous ball. Aleem Dar is convinced. 190/7
Australia 2nd Innings 
lbw b Broad613151046.15
c Lyth b Anderson7762138110124.19
c †Buttler b Finn827401029.62
c Lyth b Finn319200015.78
c Bell b Finn011000.00
b Finn624270025.00
c †Buttler b Finn591471817040.13
c Stokes b Finn1438701036.84
c sub (JE Poysden) b Ali581081396153.70
c Root b Stokes1120321055.00
not out 1216272075.00
Extras(b 2, lb 9)11
TOTAL79.1 Ov (RR: 3.34, 348 Mins)265
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Chris Rogers, 3.2 ov), 2-62 (Steven Smith, 12.2 ov), 3-76 (Michael Clarke, 16.3 ov), 4-76 (Adam Voges, 16.4 ov), 5-92 (Mitchell Marsh, 22.1 ov), 6-111 (David Warner, 28.3 ov), 7-153 (Mitchell Johnson, 46.1 ov), 8-217 (Peter Nevill, 64.2 ov), 9-245 (Josh Hazlewood, 72.2 ov), 10-265 (Mitchell Starc, 79.1 ov)
28.3 to DA Warner, now he's gone! Anderson strikes in his comeback over. A back-of-a-length delivery which Warner tries to flick into the leg side as he has done so often, this time it balloons off a leading edge high into the off side and Lyth steadies under the catch at cover. 111/6
3.2 to CJL Rogers, gets rewarded straightaway, umpire raises his finger for lbw! Angling in from outside off, Rogers was stuck on his crease to tuck the ball to the leg side but played the wrong line and was struck in front of off, though a bit high. That's what he might have discussed with Warner before walking off. Rogers did review it, but was too late and the umpire turned it down. 17/1
12.2 to SPD Smith, the change of ends works, but Smith has given this away, honestly! Poor shot selection after he shuffled a bit and pulled that short of length delivery only to get a top edge that went high and Buttler didn't have to move much to get under it. He called, he caught. 62/2
16.3 to MJ Clarke, fantastic catch! Clarke fails. Finn has the double double in the match (Smith and Clarke). Short of a length at off stump, Clarke is squared up and the outside carries low to Lyth at fourth slip who takes diving low to his left. 76/3
16.4 to AC Voges, he's on a hat-trick! Voges edges to second slip. Back of a length outside off, a touch wider than the Clarke ball, Voges fiddles for it away from his body and the nick carries at a good catching height to Bell, who takes it reverse cup with his knees bent. What. An. Over (after the earlier What. An. Over from Johnson this morning). 76/4
22.1 to MR Marsh, that's through him! Four for Finn. Extraordinary stuff. Much like the delivery from the lbw appeal. Marsh basically drives all around a full ball, although it did just tail in a fraction. Their middle order is having a shocker.. 92/5
46.1 to MG Johnson, he knows he's gone as soon as he's hit it, caught at backward point, seven down! The short ball was angled in and MJ looked to swat it to leg but got a top edge and that went high enough for Stokes to take a few steps back and take it with both hands. Umpires check if Finn's back foot landed near the side crease. Yes, it has and it's a five-for for Finn. 153/7
64.2 to PM Nevill, down the leg side, Buttler takes another terrific catch high to his left - and Dar's finger goes up this time! Nevill immediately reviews, as I suppose he had to, but Hot Spot quickly reveals a clear inside edge! He's finally been taken down the leg side and England have the breakthrough, ending a 64-run stand. Not quite Harmison-Kasprowicz-Jones but still fairly important. 217/8
79.1 to MA Starc, they don't need the new ball, Starc chips it to extra cover! There was some turn for the length delivery outside off, Starc drove and the thick outside edge flew into the covers for an easy catch. 265/10
72.2 to JR Hazlewood, couldn't do much with the ball, but takes a very sharp catch at slip, Joe Root! Stokes pitched it short outside off, had the angle and Hazlewood went hard at it to get an upper edge. It was travelling fast and Root took a spectacular catch to his right at third slip. 245/9
England 2nd Innings (T: 121 runs)
lbw b Hazlewood1228493042.85
b Starc712180058.33
not out 659012010072.22
not out 3863896160.31
Extras(w 2)2
TOTAL32.1 Ov (RR: 3.85, 138 Mins)124/2
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Alastair Cook, 4.1 ov), 2-51 (Adam Lyth, 11.1 ov)
4.1 to AN Cook, bowled him, straight through! Beauty of a delivery from Starc and it is greeted with an eerie silence around Edgbaston... Starc's radar was bang on here, swinging in and then curving out past Cook's defensive prod to hit off stump. England have lost their captain, Australia have the first of the ten they need. Nervous?. 11/1
11.1 to A Lyth, length on leg stump, struck on the pad playing back, Australia go up - and Gaffaney gives it! Lyth decides to review, perhaps thinking it pitched outside leg or was maybe doing too much... but Hawk-Eye quickly confirms what an excellent decision it was from the umpire, the ball landed on middle and leg, seamed back and would have knocked over leg stump three-quarters of the way up. Plumb. 51/2
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Wed, 29 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 133/3 (Joe Root 30*, Jonny Bairstow 1*, 29 ov)
Thu, 30 Jul - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 168/7 (Peter Nevill 37*, Mitchell Starc 7*, 55 ov)
Fri, 31 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 124/2 (32.1 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • PM Nevill: 50 off 126 balls (6 x 4)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 60.1 overs (361 balls), Extras 10
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (PM Nevill 24, MA Starc 26, Ex 0)
  • Over 64.2: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - PM Nevill (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Australia - 226/8 in 69.0 overs (MA Starc 36, JR Hazlewood 7)
  • MA Starc: 50 off 83 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 73.6 overs (444 balls), Extras 10
  • Innings Break: Australia - 265/10 in 79.1 overs (NM Lyon 12)
  • England 2nd innings
  • Lunch: England - 4/0 in 2.0 overs (A Lyth 0, AN Cook 4)
  • England: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls), Extras 0
  • Over 11.1: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - A Lyth (Struck down)
  • Drinks: England - 67/2 in 16.0 overs (IR Bell 38, JE Root 10)
  • IR Bell: 50 off 68 balls (8 x 4)
  • England: 100 runs in 25.6 overs (156 balls), Extras 2
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (IR Bell 25, JE Root 23, Ex 2)
  • Over 28.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - JE Root (Struck down)
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 2173
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days29,30,31 July 2015 - day (5-day match)
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