3rd Test, Manchester, August 11 - 15, 2005, Australia tour of England and Scotland
444 & 280/6d
(T:423) 302 & 371/9

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
c †Gilchrist b Warne631171969053.84
b Lee628430021.42
c McGrath b Katich16621528120177.20
c †Gilchrist b Lee591552058038.06
c sub (BJ Hodge) b Lee2128501075.00
b Lee410131040.00
c Langer b Warne4667937068.65
b Gillespie4251866082.35
c Hayden b Warne0611000.00
not out 1011131090.90
b Warne047000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 5, nb 15, w 3)27
TOTAL113.2 Ov (RR: 3.91, 503 Mins)444
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Andrew Strauss, 9.2 ov), 2-163 (Marcus Trescothick, 41.5 ov), 3-290 (Michael Vaughan, 74.3 ov), 4-333 (Kevin Pietersen, 86.2 ov), 5-341 (Matthew Hoggard, 88.6 ov), 6-346 (Ian Bell, 92.1 ov), 7-433 (Andrew Flintoff, 109.2 ov), 8-434 (Geraint Jones, 110.2 ov), 9-438 (Ashley Giles, 111.4 ov), 10-444 (Simon Jones, 113.2 ov)
9.2 to AJ Strauss, Gone! Slower ball on the off, perfectly pitched up, Strauss is completely flummoxed by the change of pace and plays all over the ball and loses his off stump. 26/1
86.2 to KP Pietersen, short ball banged in, Kevin Pietersen falls for the old trap, loses his cool and hooks straight to Brad Hodge the substitute fielder on the midwicket boundary. 333/4
88.6 to MJ Hoggard, full, fast, and far too furious for Hoggard! That is a great sight for a fast bowler, the off stump cartwheeling out of the ground! Cracking end to the day's play!. 341/5
92.1 to IR Bell, short one banged in, it's well directed, Bell plays the pull but is late on it, the ball kisses the outside edge and floats up towards Gilchrist who snaffles the catch!. 346/6
110.2 to GO Jones, fuller, straighter, on the off, Jones plays away from his body and the ball goes off the inside edge and knocks the off stump out of the ground. 434/8
41.5 to ME Trescothick, full and spinning a bit, Trescothick goes for the sweep, the ball hits bat, glove, Trescothick's leg and God only knows what else. It then hits Gilchrist on the thigh and pops up in the air and he snatches a catch!. 163/2
109.2 to A Flintoff, Warne tosses one up a bit more and Flintoff goes for the big hit but can't get hold of it. This one goes straight up in the air and Justin Langer completes the catch. 433/7
111.4 to AF Giles, well flighted, drifting in, the ball pitches and spins enough to beat the middle of the bat, take the outside edge, and land in Hayden's hands at slip. 438/9
113.2 to SP Jones, tossed up outside the off, a perfectly-pitched leg spinner, Jones goes for the booming drive and is bowled through the gate. 444/10
74.3 to MP Vaughan, Gone! Can you believe it? Vaughan takes a Simon Katich full-toss and hit it straight down Glenn McGrath's throat at long-on!. 290/3
Australia 1st Innings 
c Bell b Giles3150764062.00
lbw b Giles34711125047.88
c Bell b SP Jones712201058.33
b Giles2041712048.78
b Flintoff1728391060.71
c †GO Jones b SP Jones3049744061.22
c Giles b SP Jones9012218311173.77
c Flintoff b SP Jones718190038.88
lbw b SP Jones261111441123.42
c Trescothick b SP Jones11617006.25
not out 14200025.00
Extras(b 8, lb 7, nb 15, w 8)38
TOTAL84.5 Ov (RR: 3.55, 393 Mins)302
Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Justin Langer, 15.5 ov), 2-73 (Ricky Ponting, 20.1 ov), 3-86 (Matthew Hayden, 23.3 ov), 4-119 (Simon Katich, 32.1 ov), 5-133 (Damien Martyn, 35.3 ov), 6-186 (Adam Gilchrist, 48.1 ov), 7-201 (Michael Clarke, 52.3 ov), 8-287 (Shane Warne, 76.2 ov), 9-293 (Brett Lee, 80.4 ov), 10-302 (Jason Gillespie, 84.5 ov)
32.1 to SM Katich, wicket first ball after drinks!! what a start for England! Flintoff, delivers a good length delivery, angling into Katich, Katich misjudges the line and the length, and shoulders arms, only to see the ball ricochet into the stumps. 119/4
20.1 to RT Ponting, short ball banged in, that one stops a bit on Ponting and then climbs a bit, Ponting's bat is hung out in an attempt to defend and the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and lobs up to Ian Bell at gully. 73/2
48.1 to AC Gilchrist, full and outside the off, Gilchrist has a nervous poke and the outside edge goes straight to the keeper. caught Jones b Jones and that is an inspired bowling change!. 186/6
52.3 to MJ Clarke, slower ball, Clarke picks it and tries to thrash it over mid-off but can only find Flintoff. 201/7
76.2 to SK Warne, short ball banged in Warne impulsively hooks, it's hit well but not well enough to clear Giles on the fence. That is a key wicket. 287/8
80.4 to B Lee, just short of a good length and outside the off, Lee goes for the drive, the ball swings away late and takes the edge, Marcus Trescothick dives to his left and takes a good catch!. 293/9
84.5 to JN Gillespie, good length delivery, swinging in from outside the off stump, Gillespie stands his ground and drives but fails to make contact, ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps and surprisingly umpire Bucknor's finger goes up pretty quickly. 302/10
15.5 to JL Langer, tossed up, on the stumps, Langer jumps down the pitch to drive and inside edges, Ian Bell at short leg takes a great catch one-handed and that is the first Australian wicket. 58/1
23.3 to ML Hayden, tossed up, the ball lands outside the off, in the rough, turns in sharply and Hayden plays back and is hit on the pad. Up goes the crooked finger of Billy Bowden. 86/3
35.3 to DR Martyn, that's a ripper! pitched outside the leg stump and turning across the right-hander, Martyn plays down the wrong line and the off stump is pegged back, Giles continues to impress, Australia five down and looking straight down the barrel!. 133/5
England 2nd Innings 
b McGrath4156716073.21
c Martyn b McGrath1061582469267.08
c sub (BJ Hodge) b Lee1437452037.83
c Katich b McGrath651031654163.10
lbw b McGrath013000.00
b McGrath418200022.22
not out 27121522225.00
not out 00400-
Extras(b 5, lb 3, nb 14, w 1)23
TOTAL61.5 Ov (RR: 4.52, 288 Mins)280/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Marcus Trescothick, 15.3 ov), 2-97 (Michael Vaughan, 25.4 ov), 3-224 (Andrew Strauss, 53.3 ov), 4-225 (Kevin Pietersen, 53.5 ov), 5-248 (Andrew Flintoff, 59.1 ov), 6-264 (Ian Bell, 61.1 ov)
15.3 to ME Trescothick, oh dear! short of a good length delivery on the stumps, Trescothick defends but not cleanly, ball rolls back and clips the stumps, McGrath gets one to his name. 64/1
53.3 to AJ Strauss, short one, Strauss goes for the pull, this shot has got him plenty of runs, but not this time, Damien Martyn takes a good catch running in from square-leg!. 224/3
53.5 to KP Pietersen, full and very straight, round the stumps and McGrath gets it spot on first up to Pietersen who does not seem to see the ball and is trapped in front for a first-ball duck!. 225/4
59.1 to A Flintoff, McGrath puts it on the stumps, Flintoff plays a swipe across the line, misses and the furniture is disturbed!. 248/5
61.1 to IR Bell, down the pitch and lofted to deep long-off, Bell tries to accelerate the scoring but only holes out to Simon Katich. 264/6
25.4 to MP Vaughan, short ball, Vaughan goes for the pull and top edges, Brad Hodge, the substitute, runs around at fine-leg and takes a good catch just by the ropes. 97/2
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 423 runs)
c †GO Jones b Hoggard1441423034.14
b Flintoff36911235139.56
c †GO Jones b Harmison15627541116156.72
lbw b Harmison1936533052.77
c Giles b Flintoff1223302052.17
c Bell b Flintoff430360013.33
b SP Jones3963737061.90
lbw b Hoggard058000.00
c †GO Jones b Flintoff3469995049.27
not out 1825444072.00
not out 59171055.55
Extras(b 5, lb 8, nb 20, w 1)34
TOTAL108 Ov (RR: 3.43, 474 Mins)371/9
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Justin Langer, 11.1 ov), 2-96 (Matthew Hayden, 29.4 ov), 3-129 (Damien Martyn, 42.5 ov), 4-165 (Simon Katich, 49.3 ov), 5-182 (Adam Gilchrist, 57.4 ov), 6-263 (Michael Clarke, 75.2 ov), 7-264 (Jason Gillespie, 76.5 ov), 8-340 (Shane Warne, 98.2 ov), 9-354 (Ricky Ponting, 103.6 ov)
42.5 to DR Martyn, oh dear! thick inside edge onto the pad but umpire Bucknor upholds the lbw appeal - Martyn walks away shaking his head - Australia three down. 129/3
103.6 to RT Ponting, short ball banged in and slipping down the leg side, Ponting shapes to play to the on side and can only glove the ball to the keeper and up goes Billy Bowden's crooked finger!. 354/9
11.1 to JL Langer, what a start! good length delivery outside the off stump, Langer had no option but to play at it, ball clips the edge and goes straight to the keeper, Australia one down!. 25/1
76.5 to JN Gillespie, full and straight, Gillespie misses, having planted the front foot down the pitch, Hoggard hits. That is in front and the finger goes up. 264/7
29.4 to ML Hayden, bowled'm! good length delivery, pitched outside the leg stump and swinging in, Hayden moves across looking to turn it away on the leg side but fails to make contact, ball crashes into the stumps. Flintoff with the breakthrough. 96/2
49.3 to SM Katich, this one is pushed through a bit fuller and Katich once again plays at it, this time he is not lucky enough to miss it, off the edge to the slips cordon and Ashley Giles pouches the catch! Big wicket this. 165/4
57.4 to AC Gilchrist, And again Freddie Flintoff gets his man, angling in and swinging away late, Gilchrist edges straight to gully and Australia are in deep, deep trouble. 182/5
98.2 to SK Warne, full and outside the off, Warne nicks it, the ball flies to Strauss at second slip, he misses and the ball goes of his knee, Geraint Jones dives to his right and shows stunning reflexes to catch the ricochet! That is some catching from Jones. 340/8
75.2 to MJ Clarke, Colossal blunder from Clarke as Simon Jones bowls an inswinger on the off stump, Clarke just shoulders arms and watches in horror as the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground! That is a big wicket. 263/6
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Thu, 11 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 341/5 (Ian Bell 59*, 89 ov)
Fri, 12 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 214/7 (Shane Warne 45*, Jason Gillespie 4*, 56 ov)
Sat, 13 Aug - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 264/7 (Shane Warne 78*, Jason Gillespie 7*, 70 ov)
Sun, 14 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 24/0 (Justin Langer 14*, Matthew Hayden 5*, 10 ov)
Mon, 15 Aug - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 371/9 (108 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Australia 50 in 17.6 overs
  • Australia 100 in 31.1 overs
  • Ponting 50 in 103 balls, 4x4, 1x6
  • Australia 150 in 46.5 overs
  • Australia 200 in 60.6 overs
  • RT Ponting 100 in 249 mins off 169 balls, 10x4, 1x6
  • Australia 250 in 71.3 overs
  • Ponting 150 in 246 balls, 380 mts, 15x4, 1x6
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1760
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