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5th Test, The Oval, September 12 - 15, 2019, ICC World Test Championship
294 & 329
(T:399) 225 & 263

England won by 135 runs

England 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
c Marsh b Hazlewood47871457054.02
c Smith b Cummins1426402053.84
b Cummins571412183040.42
c Lyon b Marsh2036452055.55
lbw b Marsh2255883040.00
b Cummins70981517371.42
c Smith b Marsh15132411115.38
lbw b Marsh25100040.00
c †Paine b Hazlewood916262056.25
b Marsh2143803048.83
not out 057000.00
Extras(b 3, lb 7, nb 2, w 5)17
TOTAL87.1 Ov (RR: 3.37)294
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Joe Denly, 8.3 ov), 2-103 (Rory Burns, 30.5 ov), 3-130 (Ben Stokes, 39.5 ov), 4-170 (Joe Root, 56.1 ov), 5-176 (Jonny Bairstow, 59.4 ov), 6-199 (Sam Curran, 63.6 ov), 7-205 (Chris Woakes, 65.5 ov), 8-226 (Jofra Archer, 70.4 ov), 9-294 (Jos Buttler, 86.1 ov), 10-294 (Jack Leach, 87.1 ov)
8.3 to JL Denly, edged and Smith takes a juggling catch at second! Good length but way wide of off, wobbling away a touch off the seam, he didn't need to play but drove with hard hands, got a thick edge that flew chest high to Smith, it burst through his hands, bounced off his chest, he bobbled it up again as he falls to ground and then clutched it with the third bite!. 27/1
56.1 to JE Root, bowled him! Another cracker from Cummins. Wider on the crease, angled in, it hits a good length, straightens a touch and Root is squared up on the crease, beaten on the outside edge and it crashes into off stump! Three quarters of the way up! Not dissimilar to the Old Trafford delivery. 170/4
86.1 to JC Buttler, chopped on! An inside edge onto pad and onto off stump! This was full in the slot, he cleared the front leg to launch this down the ground, it just nipped in a touch, he got a thick edge onto pad and it ricocheted onto off stump knocking off the one bail. 294/9
30.5 to RJ Burns, miscued pull to mid on! Short ball and he's played a strange shot. He made a late decision trying to pull, he miscued off the top edge near the splice, he was cramped a touch, it just ballooned to mid on and Australia finally hold a catch. Marsh takes it easily. 103/2
70.4 to JC Archer, perfection from Hazlewood! No tailender in the world is going to negotiate that... probing line, shaping in on off stump, seaming half a bat's width away, and sure enough, that half a bat is all that it needs for Paine to gather a slender curling edge! Another cherry-picked wicket from a cherry-ripe seamer. England are nice and crispy now. 226/8
39.5 to BA Stokes, terrible from Stokes! That's a honking stroke, trying to pull Marsh off that nagging length, but he's picked the wrong one here, a steepling top-edge as he pivots on the spot, oodles of time to contemplate his error as point plucks the chance, hands cupped to the sky. Now then .... 130/3
59.4 to JM Bairstow, LBW! An inswinging yorker! Bairstow reviews after a long chat with Buttler. It was a full yorker and his head fell over. He couldn't get the bat down in time, it hit pad first on the foot and ball tracking has it smashing into the base of middle and leg! England lose a review.. 176/5
63.6 to SM Curran, caught at second slip! Brilliant from Marsh. Good catch from Smith. Terrible shot. It was full and angled across, it didn't shape back, just went on with the angle, Curran threw the kitchen sink and the dish washer at a drive, but his feet were nowhere near the length, got a thick edge and Smith took the sharp chance head high. it flew to him. 199/6
65.5 to CR Woakes, another yorker and it's LBW! Mitch Marsh on fire! This was fired into middle and leg, it hits Woakes on the toe as he falls over. The Aussies were celebrating as the finger went up. Woakes checked with Buttler before heading off. There may be a query about it sliding but it looked to be hitting leg. Ball tracking had it smashing leg stump!. 205/7
87.1 to MJ Leach, played onto off! Five for Marsh! His teammates swamp him. Back of a length on off, he is back and staying leg side, he played a defensive shot but the hands were too soft, he defended it into the ground and it bounced back onto the top of off!. 294/10
Australia 1st Innings 
c †Bairstow b Archer58111062.50
c Stokes b Archer315310020.00
lbw b Archer488412710057.14
lbw b Woakes801452619155.17
lbw b Curran1931392061.29
c Leach b Archer1744512038.63
c †Bairstow b Curran11524006.66
lbw b Curran013000.00
c Burns b Archer1839722046.15
b Archer2530314183.33
not out 11500100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 2, w 5)8
TOTAL68.5 Ov (RR: 3.26)225
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (David Warner, 1.5 ov), 2-14 (Marcus Harris, 5.5 ov), 3-83 (Marnus Labuschagne, 29.2 ov), 4-118 (Matthew Wade, 36.4 ov), 5-160 (Mitchell Marsh, 48.4 ov), 6-166 (Tim Paine, 53.4 ov), 7-166 (Pat Cummins, 53.5 ov), 8-187 (Steven Smith, 61.1 ov), 9-224 (Nathan Lyon, 68.1 ov), 10-225 (Peter Siddle, 68.5 ov)
1.5 to DA Warner, flash and miss trying to cut. There's a shout from England, given not out, and they review! They thought he hit it. Looks to be a gap between ball and bat on the replay. Ultra Edge says ... there's a tiny spike! He's given out! Decision overturned. Wow. Legitimately looked like he missed it. 5/1
5.5 to MS Harris, edged and caught at second slip! Superb catch from Stokes. 90mph angled in on a good length, straightening, he's squared up, caught on the crease, he gets a thick edge it flies low and Stokes dives forward to take the chance!. 14/2
29.2 to M Labuschagne, Plumb LBW! He missed this one. Labuschagne has a long chat with Smith almost trying to convince him they need to review. Smith says 'no, mate'. Smith was right. He shuffled back and across to a full inswinger and was hit below the knee roll infront of middle. Big breakthrough. 83/3
48.4 to MR Marsh, caught at fine leg! A huge error from Marsh. It was short into the ribs, he played a pull shot but it wasn't awkward or hurried, he just helped it on it's way but got a top edge and it carried straight to Leach at fine leg. He did not have to move! Marsh will be kicking himself. Archer has four of five. 160/5
68.1 to NM Lyon, beautiful yorker! Archer reaches into his ODI box of tricks, a perfect little doodlebug of a knuckleball, 20mph off his top pace, fingers hidden behind the seam as if switching off the motors to glide to its target, and crashes into the off stump, right on the creaseline, to complete a richly deserved five-for! Lyon had no answer whatsoever, but that was a superb counterattacking cameo that has eaten into a dangerous deficit. 224/9
68.5 to PM Siddle, outstanding snaffle from Burns in the gully! That is stunning, reminiscent of Stokes at Trent Bridge in 2015! Full length to his right, stretching so low that he was almost reaching behind him by the time it reached him. Pace does the trick for the tail once more, as Archer leads England off with his second six-for of the series!. 225/10
36.4 to MS Wade, huge appeal, a lot of pondering for Dharmasena, and up goes the finger! Superb bowling from Curran, irrespective of the upshot as Wade reviews, late swing on a full length, bending into Wade's pad on a leg-stump line. He was a long way back, was it doing too much? No, it's clipping leg! Due reward for a spell in which he has kept all the Aussies honest, not least the man who still eludes his grasp... But England's 294 is looking healthier now.... 118/4
53.4 to TD Paine, caught behind! Way too good. 82mph full, hinting to shape in again, but again it pitches and goes with the angle, he got sucked into the drive, gets a thin edge and Bairstow takes a simple catch. 166/6
53.5 to PJ Cummins, Plumb LBW! Curran on a hat-trick! Cummins reviews. If he hasn't hit it, he is plumb. Full swinging down the line, hit on the shin. No bat. Ball tracking has it smashing middle and leg halfway up. 166/7
61.1 to SPD Smith, he's walked across his stumps and Smith has missed a straight one! STEVEN SMITH HAS MISSED A STRAIGHT ONE! Oh my word ... a perfectly reasonable off-stump angled delivery, pretty innocuous if truth be told, but it did little enough not to bounce over the top as the master momentarily muddled his calculations. Would have crashed into middle and leg, two-thirds up. And well, crikey. England have a golden opportunity now!. 187/8
England 2nd Innings 
c †Paine b Lyon2048764041.66
c Smith b Siddle9420629514145.63
c Smith b Lyon2126542080.76
b Lyon671151495258.26
c Smith b Marsh1424413058.33
c Labuschagne b Siddle4763996074.60
c †Paine b Cummins1726392065.38
c Smith b Marsh616311037.50
c †Paine b Cummins39260033.33
c Hazlewood b Lyon932381028.12
not out 1291402133.33
Extras(b 7, lb 11, nb 1)19
TOTAL95.3 Ov (RR: 3.44)329
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Rory Burns, 16.3 ov), 2-87 (Joe Root, 27.2 ov), 3-214 (Ben Stokes, 63.6 ov), 4-222 (Joe Denly, 66.6 ov), 5-249 (Jonny Bairstow, 72.3 ov), 6-279 (Sam Curran, 80.4 ov), 7-305 (Chris Woakes, 86.6 ov), 8-305 (Jos Buttler, 87.1 ov), 9-317 (Jofra Archer, 92.3 ov), 10-329 (Jack Leach, 95.3 ov)
80.4 to SM Curran, same line, and this time it's tickled! Technically a strangle, but seeing as it was the second in a row down the leg side, you could almost call it a plan. Back of a length, Paine leaps to his right to gather, and Cummins has his first of the innings, and 28th of the series!. 279/6
92.3 to JC Archer, length ball, slightly down the leg side, 85mph/137kph, looks to flick to leg and misses out. Paine appeals, and is convinced by this one so reviews... Looks like this has just skimmed the underside of the glove. Yep, decision overturned! Stop press: Tim Paine has successfully reviewed! . 317/9
16.3 to RJ Burns, caught behind! Short and wide ball does the trick for Lyon! It was a drag down, Burns rocked back to cut hard, it stayed down a touch and he got a bottom edge, Paine stayed low to take an excellent catch. Didn't Australia and Nathan Lyon need that.. 54/1
27.2 to JE Root, edged and gone! That's a big, big moment and it's changed the mood of this morning's session. Playing for the turn but this one slides on a touch, kisses the edge and fizzes into the hands of Smith at slip. England remain in a strong position, but it's the opening that Australia so desperately needed.. 87/2
63.6 to BA Stokes, Bowled him! Absolute cracker from Lyon. Drifts into middle and leg, spins sharply, he pushes hard down the wrong line, it rips past the outside edge and clatters into middle and off!. 214/3
95.3 to MJ Leach, tossed up on off stump, Leach tries to follow Broad's lead with a big mow over midwicket but top-edges it up, up, up.... and into the hands of the off-balance Hazlewood running round from mid-on. Australia need 399 to win!. 329/10
66.6 to JL Denly, caught at slip! Via Paine's thigh. Denly misses out on a maiden test ton. What a delivery. Angled in and nipping away, Paine coming up meant Denly wasn't as far forward, he got an edge prodding from the crease, it hit Paine on the right thigh and carried all the way to Smith at first slip. 222/4
87.1 to JC Buttler, now Buttler's gone too! A top-edged pull shot, Labuschagne steams in behind square, makes good ground, and clings on inches from the ground! In its own way, every bit as good, diving forward at pace is one of the hardest catches to judge, but he did so to perfection! Now then!. 305/8
72.3 to JM Bairstow, caught at first slip! Superb catch by Smith. The umpires get together to send the catch upstairs. Soft signal is OUT. Caught clean as a whistle. Superb catch low to his left. Bairstow is gone. Great delivery. Good length angled in, it straightens a touch, he's caught on the crease, gets an edge, it flies low to Smith who is the only slip and is standing wide, Paine dives and flings his right glove infront of Smith but he pouched it beautifully with two hands low to his left. 249/5
86.6 to CR Woakes, screamer at second slip! A wild thrash outside off from Woakes, as he chased the outswinger. It was travelling so quickly but Smith saw it all the way, leapt like a rampant salmon, and plucked a worldy in a single outstretched right hand. Think Andrew Strauss at Trent Bridge in 2005, but a mirror image. Such hang-time!. 305/7
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 399 runs)
b Broad915212060.00
c Burns b Broad1122302050.00
st †Bairstow b Leach1439521035.89
c Stokes b Broad2353884043.39
st †Bairstow b Root11716625817170.48
c Buttler b Root2467774035.82
lbw b Leach2134564061.76
c †Bairstow b Broad941611021.95
not out 1318272072.22
c Root b Leach1880012.50
c Root b Leach013000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 12, nb 2, pen 5)21
TOTAL77 Ov (RR: 3.41)263
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Marcus Harris, 4.6 ov), 2-29 (David Warner, 6.4 ov), 3-56 (Marnus Labuschagne, 16.3 ov), 4-85 (Steven Smith, 26.3 ov), 5-148 (Mitchell Marsh, 43.3 ov), 6-200 (Tim Paine, 55.6 ov), 7-244 (Pat Cummins, 70.6 ov), 8-260 (Matthew Wade, 75.1 ov), 9-263 (Nathan Lyon, 76.5 ov), 10-263 (Josh Hazlewood, 76.6 ov)
4.6 to MS Harris, tiimber!!! Off stump goes cartwheeling and Broad wheels away in celebration! You know how this story goes really, Broad from round the wicket to the leftie, angles it in, it straightens a touch off the seam, beats Harris' edge and thwacks into the top of off. Yet again in this series, England have an early wicket!. 18/1
6.4 to DA Warner, gone! Do not adjust your monitors, Stuart Broad has got David Warner again! Again, you know the drill. Round the wicket, on a length, Warner has a nibble at it, and edges it to slip where Burns takes a good catch. Seven times in the series!. 29/2
26.3 to SPD Smith, gone, the plan works! Caught at leg gully! Steve Smith is out, ladies and gents, and he hasn't even got fifty! Length ball, no great menace in it, Smith looks to tickle it round the corner, and Stokes dives low to his left at leg gully to take a sharp catch. England are ecstatic, and are surely now in the box seat to square the series. 85/4
70.6 to PJ Cummins, outside off, a loose drive from Cummins, and up goes the finger! He desperately wants to review, but nope, he's wandering off... a clear sound as the ball passed the bat, just half a bat's width too wide to have to go after, and that's a massive breakthrough. It's the same policy as England have pursued all series. Get the bloke at the other end!. 244/7
16.3 to M Labuschagne, big turn, beats the edge, off come the bails! Bairstow loves it, and this looks very out! Labuschagne's back toe was dragging out of the crease as his weight toppled forwards, and the third umpire doesn't waste much time!. 56/3
55.6 to TD Paine, big appeal, Dharmasena has a long old think and then gives it! Paine reviews... doesn't overstep this time, looks like it pitched on leg, good turn, and I reckon this is hitting him plumb on the back pad! Yep, Kumar has nailed it! He breathes a sigh of relief, and England celebrate an important breakthrough. 200/6
76.5 to NM Lyon, down on the sweep, picks out square leg - who has literally just moved into position. And Root himself scoops it inches from the turf! He didn't even have to move, just stooped to conquer. And England so nearly home now.... 263/9
76.6 to JR Hazlewood, Root seals the contest with a screamer! Over the wicket, clipped hard out of the left-hander's rough, and Root - now at midwicket, flings himself low to his left to snaffle the winning catch in his outstretched left hand!. 263/10
43.3 to MR Marsh, prodded straight to short leg! Root makes the breakthrough! And it was a bit of a sucker dismissal! On the legs once again, two men around the corner to gather anything played off the pads, and that's poked straight into Buttler's breadbasket! He'd been padding them away perfectly happily to the left-armer, but the change of angle of Root's offies lured him into the stroke. 148/5
75.1 to MS Wade, got him! Wade finally succumbs to the one that bursts past his edge! He'd advanced with such fearlessness throughout a brilliant innings, but this time Root dipped it late, got good bite past the edge, and Bairstow's gloves were sharp as a tack! The end of a superb, battling knock, the crowd rises to him... but the writing is on the wall now. 260/8
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Thu, 12 Sep - day 1 - England 1st innings 271/8 (Jos Buttler 64*, Jack Leach 10*, 82 ov)
Fri, 13 Sep - day 2 - England 2nd innings 9/0 (Rory Burns 4*, Joe Denly 1*, 4 ov)
Sat, 14 Sep - day 3 - England 2nd innings 313/8 (Jofra Archer 3*, Jack Leach 5*, 91 ov)
Sun, 15 Sep - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 263 (77 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Over 92.3: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - JC Archer (Upheld)
  • Innings Break: England - 329/10 in 95.3 overs (SCJ Broad 12)
  • Australia 2nd innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (75 balls), Extras 6
  • Lunch: Australia - 68/3 in 21.0 overs (SPD Smith 18, MS Wade 10)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 29.4 overs (178 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Australia - 111/4 in 34.0 overs (MS Wade 35, MR Marsh 8)
  • Penalty: 35.4 - Ball striking Fielding Team helmet
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (MS Wade 27, MR Marsh 15, Ex 9)
  • MS Wade: 50 off 65 balls (8 x 4)
  • Over 44.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - TD Paine (Struck down)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 44.4 overs (269 balls), Extras 16
  • Tea: Australia - 167/5 in 47.0 overs (MS Wade 60, TD Paine 10)
  • Over 48.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - MS Wade (Struck down)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 54.3 overs (328 balls), Extras 20
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (MS Wade 27, TD Paine 21, Ex 4)
  • Over 55.6: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - TD Paine (Struck down)
  • MS Wade: 100 off 147 balls (15 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Over 71.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - MS Wade (Upheld)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 72.4 overs (438 balls), Extras 21
Kennington Oval, London
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series result5-match series drawn 2-2
Match numberTest no. 2362
Hours of play (local time)11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days12,13,14,15 September 2019 - day (5-day match)
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Match Referee
PointsEngland 24, Australia 0
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