back of a length and outside the off, shot played,straightforward edge to Shane Warne at first slip and he pouches it!
And that, is the end of that! Australia have taken a 1-0 lead in this Ashes series
In fine style Australia have pulled off a win at Lord's
England were hopeful their resurgent team could take the fight to Australia. But the scorebook shows that Australia wrapped up victory by 239 runs in just a shade over three days
England have a lot of work to do if they are to pull things back in this series. Ricky Ponting and his men don't often let go of a lead when they have it ...
There's no need to look too far for the Man of the Match. When Australia were in deep trouble after being bowled out for 190 Glenn McGrath cut England to ribbons. His 9 for 82 in this match are his best figures in a Test in England.
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Michael Vaughan of England, the losing captain, comes forward to have a chat:
It's been a tough game. Good effort to bowl out Australia for 190. Then McGrath bowled well and took it away from us.'
'You have to give credit to Harmison, McGrath, Lee and Warne who bowled well and put pressure on the batsmen in this wicket. Pietersen's batting on debut was outstanding.'
'Bit of pressure and perhaps a lack of concentration,' says Vaughan on the number of dropped catches
Now the winning captain, Ricky Ponting, comes forward to have a chat
'Very good Test win for us. After being bowled out for 190 to bounce back like that was a sign of the quality of the players in our team. McGrath and Warne bowled outstandingly.'
'Both teams were out their trying to put a stamp on the series early on. England bowled well. It was a tough contest and you like that.'
'They always do the job for us, particularly in big matches.' says Ponting of Warne and McGrath
And it's official. The Man of the Match is Glenn McGrath
'To have the chance to take my 500th wicket here, not much can beat that,' says McGrath
McGrath waves out to the crowd who give him some warm applause and that is the end of proceedings at Lord's
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tossed up and outside the off, Pietersen gets to the pitch of the ball beautifully and hits it over long-off for four!
Warne charges in and sends down a bouncer! Good stuff this from Warne! Pietersen leaves it alone!
full toss, driven to long-off
on the off, spinning away, driven inside out through cover but Pietersen decides against the single. After exposing both Hoggard and Harmison Pietersen has now decided to shield Jones
this time dragged wide of midwicket for a brace
slog sweep to a tossed up delivery and Pietersen has made the cleanest contact possible! That is a huge six over midwicket. Some shot that from Pietersen!
short one banged in, left alone to the keeper
back of a length and on the stumps, defended to the bowler
full and on the stumps, clipped to the leg side for a single
fullish and outside the off, Pietersen has a thrash at it, the ball goes off the bottom edge and bounces to Gilchrist
back of a length and outside the off, punched to cover
fullish and on the off, swinging in a touch, defended back down the pitch
tossed up and outside the off, Jones drives hard and the ball spins sharply and goes between bat and pad and misses the stumps by just milimetres! How fitting that would have been, a wicket more for Warne and his name written down in history at Lord's
another striaght one, just outside the off, Jones plays for the turn and misses
full and on the stumps, Jones defends back down the pitch
Shane Warne now needs just one more wicket to get his name on the honours board in the dressing room at Lord's. He hasn't managed that in his career so far. But can the champion do it here?
straight on, pitching on the stumps, missing off, certainly missing leg, but crashing into the middle stump halfway up if Harmison hadn't got a pad in the way! That is plumb!
back of a length and on the stumps, driven to long-on
short and a bit of width, pulled to deepmidwicket for a brace that gives Kevin Pietersen his second 50 of the match! Fine start to a Test career here for him!
full, quite straight, on the stumps, the ball nips back and keeps a bit low, Hoggard has no chance as the ball crashes into the pad! Dead in the water and Australia inch one wicket closer
|Toss||Australia, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia led the 5-match series 1-0|
|Match number||Test no. 1756|
|Match days||(5-day match)|