5th Test, The Oval, September 08 - 12, 2005, Australia tour of England and Scotland
373 & 335
(T:342) 367 & 4/0

Match drawn

England 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
c Hayden b Warne4365778066.15
c Katich b Warne12921035117061.42
c Clarke b Warne1125262044.00
lbw b Warne079000.00
b Warne1425302056.00
c Warne b McGrath7211516212162.60
lbw b Tait726261026.92
b Lee2541605060.97
lbw b Warne32701201045.71
c Martyn b McGrath23647005.55
not out 20202540100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 7, w 1)18
TOTAL105.3 Ov (RR: 3.53, 471 Mins)373
Fall of wickets: 1-82 (Marcus Trescothick, 17.3 ov), 2-102 (Michael Vaughan, 23.5 ov), 3-104 (Ian Bell, 25.6 ov), 4-131 (Kevin Pietersen, 33.3 ov), 5-274 (Andrew Flintoff, 70.1 ov), 6-289 (Paul Collingwood, 76.3 ov), 7-297 (Andrew Strauss, 79.4 ov), 8-325 (Geraint Jones, 89.3 ov), 9-345 (Matthew Hoggard, 100.2 ov), 10-373 (Ashley Giles, 105.3 ov)
70.1 to A Flintoff, fullish, outside the off, just a bit of a wobble through the air, a McGrath special, Flintoff plays at it and edges, Warne takes a good catch at slip. That is a big wicket for Australia. 274/5
100.2 to MJ Hoggard, slower ball, very cleverly bowled, it's the split-finger delivery, Hoggard goes for a drive, ambitious, the ball lands safely in Martyn's hands at short cover. 345/9
89.3 to GO Jones, just short of a good length once more and on the off, just a hint of away swing, Jones plays down the wrong line and loses his off stump! Good strike from Lee. 325/8
76.3 to PD Collingwood, full, fast, sharp inswing, finally Tait gets one right. This homes in on Collingwood's toes. Loud shout for the lbw, given! Rudi Koertzen's slow finger of death goes up. 289/6
17.3 to ME Trescothick, tossed up and outside the off, Trescothick pokes at that one and only manages an outside edge. Hayden at slip takes a good catch low down and to his left. 82/1
23.5 to MP Vaughan, gone! Warne strikes again! short ball, pitched outside the leg stump and turning across, Vaughan goes back looking to flick it away through midwicket but ends up hitting straight to Clarke at short midwicket - England two down!. 102/2
25.6 to IR Bell, it's that man Warne again! the one that goes straight after pitching and Bell trying to defend it on the front-foot gets hit on the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and Bowden's crooked finger goes up. 104/3
33.3 to KP Pietersen, tossed up and on the pads, drifting in towards the leg stump, Pietersen tries to flick but the ball spins enough to beat the bat and crash into the stumps! What a spell this is from Warne the magician. 131/4
79.4 to AJ Strauss, well flighted and outside the off, spinning in, Strauss prods at it, pad and inside edge, Simon Katich dives across the pitch beautifully and takes the catch. 5-for for Warne, another top performance from the champion leggie. 297/7
105.3 to AF Giles, full and straight, Giles just turned down the single so Harmison would not be exposed, but here he goes, trapped in front by Warne. 373/10
Australia 1st Innings 
b Harmison10514623311271.91
lbw b Flintoff13830341618045.54
c Strauss b Flintoff3556813062.50
c Collingwood b Flintoff1029361034.48
lbw b Hoggard25591192042.37
lbw b Flintoff11112009.09
lbw b Hoggard23203240115.00
c Vaughan b Flintoff01018000.00
c Giles b Hoggard610220060.00
c Strauss b Hoggard066000.00
not out 1270050.00
Extras(b 4, lb 8, nb 9, w 2)23
TOTAL107.1 Ov (RR: 3.42, 494 Mins)367
Fall of wickets: 1-185 (Justin Langer, 52.4 ov), 2-264 (Ricky Ponting, 72.2 ov), 3-281 (Damien Martyn, 80.4 ov), 4-323 (Matthew Hayden, 92.3 ov), 5-329 (Simon Katich, 94.6 ov), 6-356 (Adam Gilchrist, 101.1 ov), 7-359 (Michael Clarke, 103.3 ov), 8-363 (Shane Warne, 104.5 ov), 9-363 (Glenn McGrath, 105.6 ov), 10-367 (Brett Lee, 107.1 ov)
52.4 to JL Langer, just short of a length and outside the off, Langer plays away from his body, the ball goes off the inside edge back onto leg and then stump. 185/1
101.1 to AC Gilchrist, full and swinging late, Gilchrist overbalances trying to flick and cops it on the pad, loud shout from Hoggard and Billy Bowden raises the finger. 356/6
103.3 to MJ Clarke, fullish, straight, swinging just enough to beat the bat, Clarke plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front. 359/7
105.6 to GD McGrath, full and outside the off, there's swing, McGrath edges straight to Andrew Strauss at second slip. 363/9
107.1 to B Lee, short ball, Lee goes for the pull, the ball sails high and wide but cannot beat Giles at midwicket. 367/10
72.2 to RT Ponting, short of a length, outside the off, this ball gets big on Ponting, extra bounce surprises Ponting and he can only fend the ball towards gully where Andrew Strauss takes a good catch diving forward. 264/2
80.4 to DR Martyn, short ball on the stumps, Flintoff has put some effort into this, the ball gets big on Martyn who plays an awkward pull shot straight to Collingwood at square leg. 281/3
92.3 to ML Hayden, Got him! Flintoff strikes with one that bends in and crashes into Hayden's pad, which is the only thing that stops the ball from crashing into the top of off stump. It needed something special to get Hayden and Flintoff provided it. 323/4
94.6 to SM Katich, And another! Freddie has come to the party at The Oval! it's the inswinger to the left-hander, the ball pitches on and straightens, Katich shapes to play and misses, rapped on the pad, loud shout, and Rodi Koertzen's super-slow-mo. 329/5
104.5 to SK Warne, short one banged in, Warne can't resist and goes for the pull, he only manages a top edge that goes straight up in the air for Vaughan to catch at mid-on. Vaughan juggles it but holds on. 363/8
England 2nd Innings 
lbw b Warne33841501039.28
c Katich b Warne17160014.28
c †Gilchrist b McGrath4565806069.23
c Warne b McGrath012000.00
b McGrath15818728515784.49
c & b Warne813201061.53
c Ponting b Warne1051721019.60
b Tait11224008.33
b Warne59971597060.82
not out 435450011.42
c Hayden b Warne022000.00
Extras(b 4, nb 5, w 7)16
TOTAL91.3 Ov (RR: 3.66, 432 Mins)335
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Andrew Strauss, 3.4 ov), 2-67 (Michael Vaughan, 22.4 ov), 3-67 (Ian Bell, 22.5 ov), 4-109 (Marcus Trescothick, 33.1 ov), 5-126 (Andrew Flintoff, 37.5 ov), 6-186 (Paul Collingwood, 51.5 ov), 7-199 (Geraint Jones, 56.5 ov), 8-308 (Kevin Pietersen, 82.5 ov), 9-335 (Ashley Giles, 91.1 ov), 10-335 (Steve Harmison, 91.3 ov)
22.4 to MP Vaughan, fullish, on the off, Vaughan feels for that one outside the off, it's a thick edge, Gilchrist flies across to his left, that orange glove extending as full as possible and pouches a magnificent catch!. 67/2
22.5 to IR Bell, Gone! First ball! McGrath strikes again! good length ball outside the off, moving away just enough to kiss the edge of the bat as Bell flirts outside the off, Shane Warne gleefully accepts the catch at first slip!. 67/3
82.5 to KP Pietersen, Gone! Finally Pietersen's magic innings of 158 comes to an end. Glenn McGrath produces a peach of a delivery that beats bat and rearranges the stumps. Standing ovation from the crowd and Pietersen deserves it. 308/8
3.4 to AJ Strauss, And Warne turns it on! Tossed up, outside the off, big legbreak, off the inside edge to Katich at forward short-leg. 2/1
33.1 to ME Trescothick, tossed up, outside the off, spinning in, Trescothick misses, Warne does not. The ball is heading straight for the stumps and Rudi Koertzen upholds Warne's pleading appeal this time. 109/4
37.5 to A Flintoff, Warne snags another! Fullish, on the off, Flintoff is beaten by the flight and pushes back towards Warne who makes no mistake with the catch!. 126/5
51.5 to PD Collingwood, fullish and on the off, Collingwood shapes to defend, pad bat, Ponting dives forward brilliantly and takes the catch! That is a vital wicket and 10 in the match for Warne. 186/6
91.1 to AF Giles, full and down the leg side, Giles plays and misses and is bowled round the legs. Five wickets for Shane Warne and end of an important innings from Giles. 335/9
91.3 to SJ Harmison, perfectly pitched legbreak, the ball spins and takes the outside edge, Hayden dives to his right and takes a good catch. 335/10
56.5 to GO Jones, full, reverse swinging, quick, Jones misses and Tait strikes, the off stump goes cartwheeling out of the grounbd!. 199/7
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 342 runs)
not out 043000.00
not out 00300-
Extras(lb 4)4
TOTAL0.4 Ov (RR: 6.00, 3 Mins)4/0
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Thu, 08 Sep - day 1 - England 1st innings 319/7 (Geraint Jones 21*, Ashley Giles 5*, 88 ov)
Fri, 09 Sep - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 112/0 (Justin Langer 75*, Matthew Hayden 32*, 33 ov)
Sat, 10 Sep - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 277/2 (Matthew Hayden 110*, Damien Martyn 9*, 78.4 ov)
Sun, 11 Sep - day 4 - England 2nd innings 34/1 (Marcus Trescothick 14*, Michael Vaughan 19*, 13.2 ov)
Mon, 12 Sep - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 4/0 (0.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • England 50 in 16.5 overs
  • England 100 in 31.1 overs
  • Score at Lunch: England 127/5 in 39 overs (Pietersen 35*, Collingwood 0*)
  • KP Pietersen 50 in 70 balls, 2x4, 3x6
  • England 150 in 42.3 overs
  • 2nd wicket partnership (Trescothick and Vaughan) - 50 in 84 balls
  • 6th wicket partnership (Pietersen and Collingwood) - 50 in 57 balls
  • England 200 in 56.6 overs
  • 8th wicket partnership (Pietersen and Giles) - 50 in 87 balls
  • 8th wicket partnership (Pietersen and Giles) - 100 in 143 balls
  • KP Pietersen 100 in 191 mins off 124 balls, 10x4, 4x6
  • Score at Tea: England 221/7 (Pietersen 105*, Giles 6*)
  • England 250 in 71.2 overs
  • England 300 in 81.4 overs
  • KP Pietersen 150 in 176 balls, 14x4, 7x6
  • Compton-Miller Medal awarded to A Flintoff
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultEngland won the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 1763
Match daysday (5-day match)
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