that's it ... Hussey drives through extra cover and punches the air and jumps around as well he might. Australia, seemingly down and out after two days, have recorded a remarkable win. Handshakes all round, and the grinning Australians emerge from the pavilion to meet the hangdog English side at the boundary edge ...
That the end of a remarkable Test, and we now have a nine-day break before it all starts again at Perth. From me, Martin Williamson, be Will Luke and Jenny Thompson thanks for joining us and for all your kind emails. Join us on Thursday week when we start all over again. Goodnight.
Post-match Andrew Flintoff: "We played a lot of good cricket apart from an hour today. I was pleased with the side we went into this match with. I'm not in a great mood at the moment .... we've got to bounce back."
Ricky Ponting: "We've worked exceptionally hard... to turn it round today was an amazing effort. We've just shown how good a team we are and we've answered all the critics."
Duncan Fletcher: "One bad session can cost you the match. I've got to speak to the batters and ask why they closed up ... the instructions were to have a go like we did yesterday. We included Giles because we wanted to bat to No. 8 ... we think Ashley can do a better job at that."
Man of the Match Ricky Ponting
Presentations and the like coming soon ... in the meantime, check out the day's photo gallery ... If you want to chat to the commentators, then click here ... but be kind, it's been a long five days ...
Australia embark on a lap of honour as the ground, which has filled up as the day has gone on, stands to acknowledge them.
Hussey leans back and hammers that with a short-arm pull high over wide mid-on, He punches the air ... almost there ...
crisply driven to the cover boundary
inside edge, Jones, diving to left spills the chance. Those are hard for keepers, but he got one hand to it and arguably should have got both there. It's academic as far as the result is concerned but it's another mistake on a dismal day for England
"Just the eight runs required and Australia have four overs to get them in," quips Thompson. She doesn't offer the run rate this time ...
prodded to extra cover
a loose drive beats the bat and Jones hints at an appeal but realises it missed the edge and thinks better of it
played up to short extra cover
Clarke onto the back foot, takes the pace off the ball and ambles a single as he places it wide of point
indecent line ... leg side, and helped on its way. Harmison looks cross, as well he might
decent line, no run
"Ten runs needed from five overs - that's exactly two required an over, obviously," says Jenny after checking on the calculator on her mobile phone
a low-key over, but that's not a worry for Australia
Clarke into line, no need for any risks
played into the ring of fielders on the off
Ian Botham in full rant. "People are asking questions," he says. "I'm asking questions." He doesn't actually tell us what the question is though. He's almost in his Trueman "what's going off out there" mode. It's coming ...
prodded to deepish cover
Six overs, 11 runs; more than enough time for Australia to walk to the win should they choose. For what it's worth, the required run-rate is less than two.
again Harmison loses his bearings and sprays the ball down the leg, and again Clarke makes the most of it by finding space behind square
off stump, left alone
Harmison drifts down the leg side and Clarke works that to deep square leg and comes back for the second even though Bell was on it quickly
|Toss||England, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia led the 5-match series 2-0|
|Match number||Test no. 1819|
|Hours of play (local time)||11 start, Lunch 13-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00|
|Match days||1,2,3,4,5 December 2006 - day (5-day match)|