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4th Test, Nottingham, August 25 - 28, 2005, Australia tour of England and Scotland
(T:129) 477 & 129/7
(f/o) 218 & 387

England won by 3 wickets

Player Of The Match
102, 1/54, 2/83 & 26
England 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings (Following on)
England 2nd Innings
Match Details
England 1st Innings 
Marcus Trescothick  b Tait651111388158.55
Andrew Strauss c Hayden b Warne3564994054.68
Michael Vaughan (c)c †Gilchrist b Ponting58991389058.58
Ian Bell c †Gilchrist b Tait35120060.00
Kevin Pietersen c †Gilchrist b Lee451081316041.66
Andrew Flintoff lbw b Tait10213220114177.27
Geraint Jones c & b Kasprowicz851492058057.04
Ashley Giles lbw b Warne1535453042.85
Matthew Hoggard c †Gilchrist b Warne1028461035.71
Steve Harmison st †Gilchrist b Warne2690033.33
Simon Jones not out 1527323055.55
Extras(b 1, lb 15, nb 25, w 1)42
TOTAL123.1 Ov (RR: 3.87, 537 Mts)477
Fall of wickets: 1-105 (Andrew Strauss, 21.4 ov), 2-137 (Marcus Trescothick, 30.5 ov), 3-146 (Ian Bell, 34.1 ov), 4-213 (Michael Vaughan, 55.2 ov), 5-241 (Kevin Pietersen, 64.1 ov), 6-418 (Andrew Flintoff, 103.2 ov), 7-450 (Geraint Jones, 112.5 ov), 8-450 (Ashley Giles, 113.1 ov), 9-454 (Steve Harmison, 115.1 ov), 10-477 (Matthew Hoggard, 123.1 ov)
Brett Lee32213114.0913717008
64.1 to KP Pietersen, full and on the off, just a hint of away movement, Pietersen pokes at it without moving his feet, the ball kisses the edge and lands safely in Gilchrist's gloves. That is a big wicket. 241/5
Michael Kasprowicz32312213.81141130013
112.5 to GO Jones, fullish ball on the off, Jones drives hard, the ball goes off the edge on to pad and balloons down the pitch. Kasprowicz throws himself full length and takes a stunning catch. 450/7
Shaun Tait2449734.0410214004
30.5 to ME Trescothick, very full, very straight, a classic late inswinging yorker, Marcus Trescothick plays and misses and the stumps are shattered. 137/2
34.1 to IR Bell, Gone! Bell plays inside of a ball that is good length and just threatening to swing, the outside edge results and Gilchrist takes the catch!. 146/3
103.2 to A Flintoff, full and beginning on off, swinging ion late, Flintoss plays across the line and misses, loud shout from Tait and Bucknor gives it. 418/6
Shane Warne29.1410243.4912511200
21.4 to AJ Strauss, Premeditated sweep shot, replays show clearly that the ball goes off the inside edge on to the boot and then to Hayden at slip. That is the first English wicket, falling completely against the grain of play!. 105/1
113.1 to AF Giles, straight one on middle stump, Giles sweeps and misses, rapped on the pad, loud shout, Bucknor takes his time and gives it. 450/8
115.1 to SJ Harmison, Harmison tries to heave and overbalances and clumsily falls as he tries to get his foot back behind the line, Gilchrist whips the bails off and that is the end of that. 454/9
123.1 to MJ Hoggard, tossed up and outside the off, Hoggard pokes and edges. Gilchrist takes a good catch and that is the end of that. 477/10
Ricky Ponting62911.50321010
55.2 to MP Vaughan, perfect delivery just short of a good length, outside the off, moving away just a shade, Vaughan plays at it and only manages an edge to the keeper!. 213/4
Australia 1st Innings 
Justin Langer c Bell b Hoggard2759955045.76
Matthew Hayden lbw b Hoggard727411025.92
Ricky Ponting (c)lbw b SP Jones1660016.66
Damien Martyn lbw b Hoggard1340033.33
Michael Clarke lbw b Harmison3653935067.92
Simon Katich c Strauss b SP Jones4566917068.18
Adam Gilchrist c Strauss b Flintoff2736583175.00
Shane Warne c Bell b SP Jones012000.00
Brett Lee c Bell b SP Jones47445153106.81
Michael Kasprowicz  b SP Jones5781071.42
Shaun Tait not out 39270033.33
Extras(lb 2, nb 16, w 1)19
TOTAL49.1 Ov (RR: 4.43, 247 Mts)218
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Matthew Hayden, 9.3 ov), 2-21 (Ricky Ponting, 10.3 ov), 3-22 (Damien Martyn, 11.1 ov), 4-58 (Justin Langer, 19.3 ov), 5-99 (Michael Clarke, 30.3 ov), 6-157 (Simon Katich, 39.2 ov), 7-157 (Shane Warne, 39.3 ov), 8-163 (Adam Gilchrist, 42.2 ov), 9-175 (Michael Kasprowicz, 43.2 ov), 10-218 (Brett Lee, 49.1 ov)
Steve Harmison914815.33396203
30.3 to MJ Clarke, fullish, straight, moving in from just outside the off with the angle, Clarke plays all round that one and is trapped plumb in front!. 99/5
Matthew Hoggard1537034.66679104
9.3 to ML Hayden, This time there's no edge and Aleem Dar, who has had yet another good game, gets it spot on and raises the finger! The delivery was identical to the last one, full, swinging late and straightening enough. 20/1
11.1 to DR Martyn, This time Mr Dar gets it wrong. Big inside edge as Martyn drives. The ball then hits pad and the loud shout for lbw is upheld! Australia in deep trouble now at 22 for 3. 22/3
19.3 to JL Langer, full and swinging in, Langer plays that one, the ball clips the edge, hits the pad and bobs up, Ian Bell takes a sharp catch at short-leg and Langer is gone. 58/4
Simon Jones14.144453.10654101
10.3 to RT Ponting, This one from Jones comes back in to Ponting who plays outside the line and takes it on the pad. Loud shout, Bucknor thinks about it and up goes the slow finger of death!. 21/2
39.2 to SM Katich, full and quite wide outside the off, Katich takes the bait and reaches for it far outside the off, the ball goes straight to Strauss at gully and Jones has struck in his very first over of the day!. 157/6
39.3 to SK Warne, short of a good length, on the stumps, Warne tries to work the ball to the leg side and only manages a loopy leading edge to Bell! Two in two for Jones and England!. 157/7
43.2 to MS Kasprowicz, full and swinging late, this one heads towards middle and as Kasprowicz shapes to play the ball leaves him and crashes into the off stump. 175/9
49.1 to B Lee, short and a bit of width, Lee cuts uppishly and third man can run around and catch this one. Ian Bell does well there and Simon Jones has five wickets!. 218/10
Andrew Flintoff1115414.90517018
42.2 to AC Gilchrist, just short of a good length, outside the off, the ball moves away after pitching, Gilchrist edges, Andrew Strauss dives full length to his left and takes a stunning one-handed catch!. 163/8
Australia 2nd Innings (Following on) 
Justin Langer c Bell b Giles611121498054.46
Matthew Hayden c Giles b Flintoff2641574063.41
Ricky Ponting (c)run out (sub [GJ Pratt])48891373153.93
Damien Martyn c †GO Jones b Flintoff1330561043.33
Michael Clarke c †GO Jones b Hoggard561702096032.94
Simon Katich lbw b Harmison591832624032.24
Adam Gilchrist lbw b Hoggard11112020100.00
Shane Warne st †GO Jones b Giles45426852107.14
Brett Lee not out 2639773066.66
Michael Kasprowicz c †GO Jones b Harmison1926301073.07
Shaun Tait  b Harmison416201025.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 14)19
TOTAL124 Ov (RR: 3.12, 548 Mts)387
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Matthew Hayden, 13.4 ov), 2-129 (Justin Langer, 33.6 ov), 3-155 (Ricky Ponting, 44.1 ov), 4-161 (Damien Martyn, 46.1 ov), 5-261 (Michael Clarke, 94.2 ov), 6-277 (Adam Gilchrist, 98.5 ov), 7-314 (Simon Katich, 107.3 ov), 8-342 (Shane Warne, 112.3 ov), 9-373 (Michael Kasprowicz, 119.2 ov), 10-387 (Shaun Tait, 123.6 ov)
Matthew Hoggard2777222.661249001
94.2 to MJ Clarke, perfectly pitched outswinger, the ball leaves Clarke late from just outside the off, the bat is hanging outside the off and the edge goes straight to Geraint Jones who gleefully snaps up the offering. 261/5
98.5 to AC Gilchrist, fullish, on the stumps, swinging in a touch late, Gilchrist flicks and misses, there's a loud shout for the lbw, Steve Bucknor takes a long, hard look and eventually the finger of death goes up!. 277/6
Simon Jones401503.75182000
Steve Harmison3059333.101319001
107.3 to SM Katich, just short of a length, pitching outside leg, straightening, hit on the pad, loud shout for the lbw and Aleem Dar thinks long and hard and gives it. Unlucky for Katich there as that one pitched well outside leg.. 314/7
119.2 to MS Kasprowicz, full and outside the off, again late swing, nicked, this one is straightforward enough for Geraint Jones to catch. 373/9
123.6 to SW Tait, full and on middle stump, Tait walks right across his stumps and tries to work the ball to the leg side, he misses, the ball crashes into the middle of the middle stump!. 387/10
Andrew Flintoff2948322.8613810109
13.4 to ML Hayden, fullish and outside the off, Hayden flashes that straight to Giles at gully. 50/1
46.1 to DR Martyn, just short of a good length and outside the off, straightening a touch, Martyn fishes outside the off and edges to the keeper. 161/4
Ashley Giles28310723.821087200
33.6 to JL Langer, on the stumps, Langer defends with bat in front of pad, the ball goes off the glove onto the pad and bobs up to the leg side, Bell takes a smart catch. 129/2
112.3 to SK Warne, tossed up and Warne's eyes light up, he comes down the pitch and has a massive swing and misses, surprise surprise Geraint Jones catches this one and manages to whip the bails off!. 342/8
Ian Bell621202.00311003
England 2nd Innings (T: 129 runs)
Marcus Trescothick c Ponting b Warne27222440122.72
Andrew Strauss c Clarke b Warne2337683062.16
Michael Vaughan (c)c Hayden b Warne068000.00
Ian Bell c Kasprowicz b Lee320380015.00
Kevin Pietersen c †Gilchrist b Lee2334513067.64
Andrew Flintoff  b Lee2634633076.47
Geraint Jones c Kasprowicz b Warne313250023.07
Ashley Giles not out 717300041.17
Matthew Hoggard not out 813201061.53
Extras(lb 4, nb 5)9
TOTAL31.5 Ov (RR: 4.05, 168 Mts)129/7
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Marcus Trescothick, 5.1 ov), 2-36 (Michael Vaughan, 7.1 ov), 3-57 (Andrew Strauss, 13.5 ov), 4-57 (Ian Bell, 14.1 ov), 5-103 (Kevin Pietersen, 24.1 ov), 6-111 (Andrew Flintoff, 26.4 ov), 7-116 (Geraint Jones, 27.6 ov)
Brett Lee1205134.25525005
14.1 to IR Bell, can you believe it! Lee drops one short and Bell goes after it, Kasprowicz running in from fine leg makes no mistake and it's time for Bell to join the procession - England four down. 57/4
24.1 to KP Pietersen, full and just outside the off, this one is driven hard at but only edged, Gilchrist tumbles to his right and takes a fine catch!. 103/5
26.4 to A Flintoff, Full, fast, furious and this game is not done yet! The perfect delivery, pitches outside the off, moves in off the seam and knocks the top of the off stump!. 111/6
Michael Kasprowicz201909.5063000
Shane Warne13.523142.24653000
5.1 to ME Trescothick, tossed up, spinning in, Trescothick comes fully forwared and the ball goes from pad to bat and straight to Ricky Ponting at silly mid-off!. 32/1
7.1 to MP Vaughan, well flighted and drifting down the leg side, Vaughan shapes to flick but closes the face of the bat too early, the ball goes off the edge straight to Hayden at slip! Warne has struck again. 36/2
13.5 to AJ Strauss, Warne does it again! tossed up and turning in from outside the off stump, Strauss tries to turn it away on the leg side but ends up with a faint edge, Clarke at leg slip takes a good low catch and that's the end of Strauss. 57/3
27.6 to GO Jones, tossed up, just short of a length, Geraint Jones jumps down the track and has a heave-ho, Jones goes for glory and can only send the ball straight down Michael Kasprowicz's throat at long-off!. 116/7
Shaun Tait402406.00113000
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Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Andrew Flintoff
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 1762
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Shaun Tait
Shaun Tait
Aleem Dar
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
Mark Benson
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
Thu, 25 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 229/4 (Kevin Pietersen 33*, Andrew Flintoff 8*, 60 ov)
Fri, 26 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 99/5 (Simon Katich 20*, 30.3 ov)
Sat, 27 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 222/4 (Michael Clarke 39*, Simon Katich 24*, 67 ov)
Sun, 28 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 129/7 (31.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • MJ Clarke (2) 50 in 134 balls with 5 fours
  • MJ Clarke (31) and SM Katich (17) added 50 in 101 balls
  • MJ Clarke (52) and SM Katich (41) added 100 in 285 balls
  • Score at Lunch: Australia 270/5 in 96 overs (Katich 41*, Gilchrist 9*)
  • SM Katich (2) 50 in 159 balls with 3 fours
  • Australia second innings: 300 in 105.1 overs
  • Australia second innings: 350 in 113.4 overs
  • Score at Tea: Australia 387/10 in 124 overs (Lee 26*)
  • England second innings: 50 in 10.6 overs
  • England second innings: 100 in 22.4 overs