LiveEngland vs. India

1st Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

1st Innings: India (259 for 4 in 90 overs)*

Jul 09Sri Lanka vs. South Africa

2nd ODI at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Jul 06West Indies vs. New Zealand

2nd T20I at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica

West Indies won by 39 runs

Jul 06Sri Lanka vs. South Africa

1st ODI at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

South Africa won by 75 runs

Jul 05Marylebone Cricket Club vs. Rest of the World XI

Only ODI at Lord's, London

Marylebone Cricket Club won by 7 wkts

Jul 05West Indies vs. New Zealand

1st T20I at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica

New Zealand won by 12 runs (D/L method)

Jun 26West Indies vs. New Zealand

3rd Test at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

New Zealand won by 53 runs

Jul 11 23:30Guyana Amazon Warriors vs. Antigua Hawksbills

1st Match at St George's, Grenada

Jul 12 20:00Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel vs. Barbados Tridents

2nd Match at St George's, Grenada

Jul 12 10:00Sri Lanka vs. South Africa

3rd ODI at Hambantota

Jul 12 00:00St Lucia Zouks vs. Jamaica Tallawahs

3rd Match at St George's, Grenada

Jul 13 05:00Australia A vs. India A

2nd unofficial Test at Brisbane

Jul 16 10:00Sri Lanka vs. South Africa

1st TEST at Galle

Highlights

The Ashes 2013-14

Australia vs. England, 3rd Test

W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth, Dec 13, 2013

Batting: Australia

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.4FOURBroad to Chris Rogers, FOUR, good looking shot that. Rogers is very watchfull early on, just waited for the full delivery to come, wanted to be sure of the bounce, he got the judgement right by delaying the stroke, whipped it along the ground and it raced away to the deep mid-wicket fence. First boundary of the game9/0
1.5FOURBroad to Chris Rogers, FOUR, poor ball from Broad. Short of a length and down the leg side, Rogers tickels it on its way to fine leg. Back-to-back boundaries for Rogers13/0
2OUTBroad to Chris Rogers, out Chris Rogers Run Out!! Disastrous start for Australia, they certainly would not have wanted this. A needless quick single attempted and a watchful Rogers has to walk back now. Full delivery on the stumps, Rogers flicks it to mid-wicket and sets off, Anderson runs to his left from mid-on and quickly gets to the ball, fires a direct-hit at the bowler's end and has Rogers short despite him putting in the dive. Rogers called for the single initially, then paused for while before taking off again and that has cost him his wicket. So then, England have got an opening early on, can they work on it and make it big? Chris Rogers run out (J Anderson) 11(9) [4s-2]13/1
4.5FOURJ Anderson to Watson, FOUR, outside edge found but safe! Soft hands key to Watson's survival on that occasion. He came on the front foot to defend the inswinging length ball just outside off stump, the ball flew off the edge past a diving Joe Root at third slip22/1
5.2FOURBroad to Warner, FOUR, can't afford to overpitch to this man. Nice and full outside off stump, Warner drives powerfully off the front foot and sends it straight down the ground. Broad has been bowling some very full ones already in his spell26/1
5.3FOURBroad to Warner, FOUR, that is whipped away nicely. Just short of a good length on the off stump, Warner delayed the stroke to get it right underneath his eyes, the ball goes past the short-leg fielder and rockets to the deep square leg fence30/1
6.1FOURJ Anderson to Warner, FOUR, he's not going to be trouble with those. Juicy fuller length delivery on the off stump, Warner just carasses the off-drive past the bowler and it races away. Warner didn't even bother to move his feet35/1
6.5FOURJ Anderson to Warner, FOUR, gee! When this lad times the ball very well, the bat makes a very sweet sound. Overpitched again, guess what Warner does, he crashes the drive through extra-cover to pick up his fourth boundary41/1
7.1FOURBresnan to Watson, FOUR, welcome to Test match cricket Mr. Bresnan says Watson. An authoritative cover-drive to greet the bowler. A friendly full delivery outside off stump, Watson doesn't miss out and sends it through extra-cover45/1
9.2FOURBresnan to Watson, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Watson cuts it very late and it sends it very fine over gully to the third man fence. The ball hit the chair of the security guard who was sitting at the boundary49/1
10.3OUTBroad to Watson, out Caught by Swann!! The change of ends has worked for Broad. Excellent catch at second slip. Fullish outside off stump, wasn't there to be driven, Watson opts to for the shot and plays away from the body, gets a thick edge that flies high, Swann leaps high and grabs it with both hands. This is a good breakthrough for England. The partnership was just starting to flourish and they managed to put a full stop to it. Watson c Swann b Broad 18(29) [4s-3]52/2
12.2FOURBroad to Clarke, leg byes, FOUR, Clarke slightly gets across the stumps to tickle the short of length delivery on the leg stump, he fails to get bat on ball but anyway, the ball went off the thigh to fine leg64/2
12.3FOURBroad to Clarke, FOUR, not much of feet movement but good hand-eye coordination gives Clarke a boundary straight down the ground as he punches a full delivery very well. First four for the Aussie skipper68/2
13.5FOURBresnan to Clarke, FOUR, looked like he didn't time it all that well, but he's got enough for it to get to the long-off fence. Full delivery outside off stump, Clarke leans forward and drives to pick up his second boundary73/2
15.2FOURStokes to Clarke, FOUR, a friendly full toss from Stokes and Clarke is not going to miss out. Leans forward and caresses the drive through extra-cover77/2
16.2FOURBroad to Warner, FOUR, all the good work done so far by keeping it tight to Warner has been undone. A poor short delivery outside off stump, Warner hops and uppr-cuts it over gully to the third man fence81/2
16.5FOURBroad to Warner, FOUR, overpitched and put away. Full delivery outside off stump, Warner transfers the weight forward and drives it through cover. Turning out to be an expensive over from Broad85/2
17.2FOURStokes to Clarke, FOUR, thank you very much Stokes says Clarke. Short and wide outside off stump, Clarke stands tall and cuts late, the ball rockets through the vacant gully region to the third man fence89/2
18.5FOURBresnan to Clarke, FOUR, he picked up the length very quickly, got into a very quick position to receive this short delivery on the stumps, pulls over the infield and sends it to the backward square leg fence94/2
20.3FOURBresnan to Warner, FOUR, full outside off stump, Warner leans slightly forward and drives it along the ground through extra-cover, the fielder are just ball-watching. Well hit by Warner99/2
21SIXBresnan to Warner, SIX, muscle, pure muscle! Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, Warner smashes the pull well in front of square, the ball sails over the wide long-on fence. Another good over for Australia. That takes them past 100 as well105/2
22.2OUTSwann to Clarke, out Caught by Cook!! Cook takes a fine catch to remove his counterpart. Flighted delivery on the off stump, Clarke shimmies down the track and looks to drive through extra-cover, the bat turns in his hands, the ball goes off the inside half of the bat, Cook dives forward at short mid-wicket to grab it inches from the ground. Success for Swann in his first over. A huge wicket indeed. Clarke c Cook b Swann 24(44) [4s-5]106/3
24.2OTHERSwann to Warner, 1 run, flatter delivery on leg, Warner tucks it to backward square leg for a single to notch up his 10th Test fifty. This is also his 3rd against England108/3
26.5SIXSwann to S Smith, SIX, Imperious shot! This was tossed up on off, Smith skips down the track, converts it into a half-volley and lofts it nonchalantly over the bowler's head. A touch of arrogance in that shot as well114/3
28.4FOURSwann to Warner, FOUR, Thwack! Warner uses his feet, gets to the pitch of this half-volley and slams it to send it flat over the long on fence121/3
29.1FOURJ Anderson to S Smith, FOUR, J Anderson errs too full and straight, Smith leans and flicks it stylishly, the ball whistles away to the deep mid wicket fence, despite Smith not imparting full timing on that129/3
30.4OUTSwann to Warner, out Caught by Carberry!! Oh dear! Warner dies by the sword. This was dropped short and outside off, served up in Warner's arc to thump it to the off-side. He went for an uppish cut that goes off the top edge, Carberry at point takes a simple catch. England edge ahead at the WACA. Warner c Carberry b Swann 60(77) [4s-8 6s-1]129/4
32.3FOURBroad to Bailey, FOUR, Another teaser for Carbs. But this one as sweetly time as Bailey earns his first boundary. This was pitched up and outside off, Bailey transfers his weight on to the front foot and square drives it to the sweeper cover fence. Excellent balance as well139/4
34.3OUTBroad to Bailey, out Caught by Pietersen!! Horror batting from Australia as Bailey is back into the dressing room. England give Australia a taste of their own medicine. The Poms are not giving up that easily, they are fighting fire with fire. This was the third straight short delivery, Bailey is tired of taking evasive action. He goes through with the pull/hook only to miscue it uppishly off the top-edge to deep backward square leg, where KP takes a smart catch, tumbling backwards. The bat turned in Bailey's hand, a clear indication that he had not got hold of that. Bailey c Pietersen b Broad 7(12) [4s-1]143/5
37FOURBroad to S Smith, FOUR, shortish and just outside off, Smith prepares to pull it this time and he pulls it along the ground with control, a key aspect that Bailey would do well to learn from. Smith rocked back and sent it screaming through mid-wicket. Kids,that is how you execute a pull!148/5
37.3FOURBresnan to Haddin, FOUR, Meat and drink for Haddin. This was a loose half volley outside off, Haddin leans forward and caresses it past cover. That should do Haddin a world of good152/5
40.5FOURStokes to Haddin, FOUR, Nicely done by Haddin. He was in good control of that shot. It was a back of a length delivery again outside off, Haddin stays back and steers it to the third man fence164/5
44.1FOURStokes to S Smith, FOUR, Good shot! It was a full ball from Stokes on leg, Smith sensibly flicks it off his pads to the deep mid-wicket fence169/5
44.5FOURStokes to S Smith, FOUR, pitches it short this time, Smith just leans back in his crease and muscles the pull to the deep mid-wicket fence173/5
45.1SIXSwann to S Smith, SIX, lighted delivery on off, comes charging down the track and lofts it high over the bowler's head to the long-on fence181/5
46.3FOURStokes to S Smith, FOUR, What a way to get to his 6th Test fifty. A good innings by Smith after a long time. It was a short delivery on the stumps, Smith gets back and pulls it hard to the mid-wicket fence192/5
46.5FOURStokes to S Smith, FOUR, Classic shot! Stokes is getting punished for bowling short. Another pull by Smith and this is even better than before as it goes like a tracer bullet to the deep mid-wicket fence196/5
47.2SIXSwann to Haddin, SIX, Haddin joins the party now! It was a flighted delivery on middle and leg, Haddin is quick to get down on his knees and slog sweeps this one over the deep square leg fence202/5
48.5FOURBresnan to Haddin, FOUR, Beautiful shot! So pleasing to the eye. It was a good length delivery just outside off, Haddin comes on the front foot and caresses the drive to the extra cover ropes207/5
49FOURBresnan to Haddin, FOUR, Back-to-back boundaries for Haddin. He is going good here. It was short on the stumps, Haddin goes on the back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket211/5
54.1FOURJ Anderson to Haddin, FOUR, that made a scrumptious sound as he left the bat. This was a back of a length delivery just outside off, Haddin stands tall and punches it, the ball rockets to the sweeper cover fence225/5
55.1FOURSwann to S Smith, FOUR, Smith forays down the track, gets to the pitch of it and strikes it inside out past mid-off. Exceptional shot that!229/5
57FOURJ Anderson to S Smith, FOUR, Smith nails the pull this time, it exploded from the middle of the bat to the deep mid wicket fence. This was a gentle half tracker outside off, Smith rocks back in a flash and pulls it powerfully236/5
59.2FOURSwann to S Smith, FOUR, Nimble footwork. This was a floaty delivery on middle, Smith drives it exquisitely to extra cover243/5
61.3SIXBresnan to Haddin, SIX, Holly molly! Thats a lusty blow. This was on a length on off, Haddin frees his arms as he lunches it over the bowler's head252/5
61.5OTHERBresnan to Haddin, 2 runs, Four fifties in a row for Haddin. The crowd salutes Haddin's effort. This was tossed up on off, Haddin lofts it over mid-off but mistimes this one, fortunately for him that ball drops into no-mans land254/5
62.4FOURBroad to S Smith, FOUR, Delectable shot. This was pitched up with width on offer as well, Smith leans forward and drives it, the sugar-sweet timing carries it all the way to the deep point fence258/5
66.2FOURBroad to S Smith, FOUR, fractionally short and outside off, Smith leans back and smokes the cut behind point for a powerful boundary264/5
70.5OUTStokes to Haddin, out Caught by J Anderson!!. Hang on fells. The umpires are checking for a possible no-ball. Fortunately for England, Stokes gets the tiniest bit of heel behind the bowling crease. Yes, Stokes has managed to break this impactful stand. This was fractionally short and outside off, Haddin mistimes the pull to square leg, where Jimmy takes a good catch. After pouching it, he goes and hugs the young tyro. Is this the opening England needed? Haddin c J Anderson b Stokes 55(100) [4s-5 6s-2]267/6
71.5FOURBresnan to Johnson, FOUR, a loose long hop outside off, Johnson goes deep in the crease and punches it firmly to the deep extra cover fence272/6
76.4FOURStokes to S Smith, FOUR, fine looking shot from Smith. Full again from Stokes, this time much straighter and on the stumps, Smith leans forward and times it really well through mid-on. Just one hit awya from a hundred289/6
77FOURStokes to S Smith, FOUR, that's the second Test hundred for Smith, he brings it up in style. Short delivery on the off stump, Smith pulls and keeps it along the ground, the ball races away to the mid-wicket fence. He punches the air in delight, takes the helmet off and acknowledges the cheers by raising his bat. Excellent knock under pressure from Smith293/6
77.2FOURSwann to Johnson, FOUR, flatter and shorter outside off stump, Johnson rocks back, makes good use of the depth of the crease, cuts powerfully and sends it past backward point297/6
78.3FOURJ Root to Johnson, FOUR, he's muscled that. Full on the stumps, Johnson waits and smashes it straight down the ground back over the bowler's head, the ball goes on the bounce. 300 up for Australia302/6
82.2FOURBroad to Johnson, FOUR, not much of feet movement, Broad lands this nice and full outside off stump, it had a bit of outswing on it, Johnson goes for the drive and gets a thick edge that runs through gully to third man312/6
84.2FOURBroad to Johnson, FOUR, smashed that. Broad banged this short with the field set for a mishit, Johnson pulls an dgets it right from the middle of the bat and sends it to the deep mid-wicket fence318/6
84.3FOURBroad to Johnson, FOUR, he's slapped that hard. I tell you what, wasn't from the meat of the bat yet it almost carried all the way. Short delivery outside off stump, Johnson backs away and plays, gets it on the toe-end of the bat and it goes over the infield to long-off322/6
88.2OUTBroad to Johnson, out Caught by Prior!! That is a peach of a delivery! England manage an early wicket on Day 2. Fullish delivery pitching around middle, the ball jags away sharply off the surface, Johnson was caught in the crease as he tried to defend this one, the movement off the deck completely opened him up and in the process a healthy outside edge through to Prior. Johnson c Prior b Broad 39(62) [4s-6]326/7
90FOURJ Anderson to S Smith, FOUR, outside edge found, but safe! Full delivery outside off stump, Smith defends, the ball takes the thick edge and escapes the diving second slip fielder to race away to third man332/7
90.5FOURBroad to Siddle, FOUR, off the mark in streaky fashion. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Siddle looks to cut and gets it on the outside half of the bat, the ball goes between slip and gully. That will be frustrating for any bowler336/7
91.5OUTJ Anderson to S Smith, out Caught by Prior!! Probably the previous delivery put some doubts in Smith's mind. This was again full and outside off stump, Smith opts to drive with a big bat-pad gap, the ball jags back a touch and takes a feather, England went up straightaway but the umpire didn't agree to their plea. They sent it to the man in the air-conditioned box and the replays suggest a clear edge. End of a fantastic knock from Smith. England have done well so far in the morning. S Smith c Prior b J Anderson 111(208) [4s-14 6s-2]338/8
92.1FOURBroad to R Harris, FOUR, that would have gone straight down the throat of fourth slip. Good length delivery outside off stump, Harris pokes and gets a thick edge that flies at a catchable height past a diving third slip fielder343/8
92.2OTHERBroad to R Harris, no run, short of length delivery on the leg stump, Harris tries to flick and misses, the ball lobs to gully off the pad where Bell takes the catch, England thought there was an edge but was not be343/8
92.5FOURBroad to Siddle, FOUR, another edge between third slip and gully. Alastair Cook, why don't you have a man there? 16 runs have come in that region today. Full delivery outside off stump, Siddle defends, gets a thick edge and gets lucky. Australia bring up their 350350/8
95.5OUTJ Anderson to R Harris, out Caught by J Root!! This is interesting from Cook, he had a fourth slip instead of a third slip and luckily the outside edge went straight to the man. Full delivery outside off stump, Harris drives and gets a thick edge that is easily held by Root. Anderson would have been really frustrated if that went to the left of the fielder. So just one more wicket to get for England. R Harris c J Root b J Anderson 12(19) [4s-1]354/9
96.2FOURBroad to Siddle, FOUR, short delivery on the off stump, Siddle pulls it over the infield and there is no one in the deep at backward square leg. Good shot from Siddle358/9
97.1FOURJ Anderson to Lyon, FOUR, good shot from Lyon to get off the mark. Fullish delivery on the off stump, Lyon leans forward and pushes it pas mid-off, Broad gives chase but in vain364/9
99.5FOURBresnan to Lyon, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside off stump, Lyon drives it down the ground, mid-on is very square and he had no chance370/9
100.3FOURStokes to Lyon, FOUR, Australia seem to be loving that third man area today. Full delivery outside off stump, Lyon defends and gets an inside that does through slip and gully375/9
100.5FOURStokes to Lyon, FOUR, wonderful shot. Full delivery outside off stump, Lyon leans forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence, handy runs these379/9
103.3OUTBresnan to Siddle, out Caught by Prior!! Again in two minds there Siddle. He wanted play and then decided to leave it, but the ball took the outside edge and went straight into the hands of Prior. It was a gentle short of length delivery, but Siddle couldn't keep it out. Siddle c Prior b Bresnan 21(36) [4s-3]385/10

Batting: England

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.2FOURJohnson to Carberry, no ball, FOUR, 144.5 kph fuller length delivery outside off stump, there was a hint of outswing on this one, Carberry leans forward and drives very well to the long-off fence. England and Carberry are away4/0
3FOURR Harris to Cook, FOUR, delightful drive. Full delivery on the off stump, Cook gets on the front foot and drives it straight down the ground to pick up his first boundary of the day13/0
3.3FOURJohnson to Cook, FOUR, shot! Full and outside off stump, Cook doesn't try to hit it too hard, just leans forward and pushes, theball goes off the meat of the bat and races away to long-off18/0
6.2FOURR Harris to Carberry, FOUR, on a length and homing in on the hips, Carberry shuffles across and pulls it along the ground to backward square leg, Mitch runs across and insetad of pulling it in, he escorts it to the fence28/0
7.3FOURJohnson to Carberry, FOUR, edged but four. This was a back of a length delivery outside off, Carberry hangs back and ill-advisedly dangles his bat at that, gets an outside edge that dies down before a diving Steve Smith at 3rd slip, the ball rolls away to the third man fence33/0
10.4FOURSiddle to Carberry, FOUR, a loose half volley outside off , Carberry leans into the drive and dispatches it to the deep extra cover fence. Lovely timing!38/0
12.2FOURSiddle to Cook, FOUR, Siddle loses his radar as he drifts one on the hips, Cook stays in the crease and tickles it to the fine leg fence43/0
13.3FOURWatson to Carberry, FOUR, Intelligent shot. This was a back of a length outside off, Carberry exploits the bouncer on offer to cut it late to the third man fence51/0
15.5FOURWatson to Cook, FOUR, Poetry in motion. This was overpitched outside off, Cook pootles a gorgeous drive through the covers58/0
16FOURWatson to Cook, FOUR, Cook nails the cut this time, wide of point and back to back boundaries for the English skipper. This was shortish and outside off again, Cook rocks back in a flash and slaps it. England tick along nicely62/0
16.2SIXLyon to Carberry, SIX, Carbs oozing positivity. Carberry forays down the track, gets to the pitch of this flighted delivery and lofts it nonchalantly over the bowler's head68/0
18.5FOURLyon to Carberry, FOUR, dug in short with width on offer as well, Carberry goes deep in the crease and cuts it to deep backward point fence. Chris Rogers put up a gallant chase only to parry it away to the fence72/0
21.4FOURR Harris to Carberry, FOUR, overpitched and outside off, Carberry transfers his weight on to the front foot and hammers it to the deep point fence79/0
25FOURLyon to Carberry, FOUR, shortish and too close to the off-stump for the cut, Carbs still goes through with it and chops it past the slip as the ball rolls away to the third man fence84/0
25.4OUTR Harris to Carberry, out Bowled!! Oh dear Carberry, what have you done? Ryan Harris breaks this flourishing stand. Carberry has dragged on for the second time in this series. This was a slightly back of a length delivery just a trifle outside off from round the wicket, Carberry tries to jerk his hands inside the line and let it pass to the keeper. The ball though grazes the inside edge and dislodges the stumps.Carberry b R Harris 43(76) [4s-8 6s-1]85/1
29FOURLyon to J Root, FOUR, Root finally opens his account following 10 balls. This was pitched up and outside off, Root drives it exquisitely between extra cover and long off, pin-point placement and sweet timing that90/1
30.5OUTWatson to J Root, out Caught by Haddin!! After all the consultation and cutting edge technology, Root is mortified to be adjudged caught behind, Snicko shows a faint nick, it could have been from the bat flicking the back pad. Root makes the long walk back to the dressing room, shaking his head in disbelief. Lady luck deserts Root and the DRS debate rages on. J Root c Haddin b Watson 4(16) [4s-1]90/2
40.5FOURSiddle to Cook, FOUR, Nicley done! Captain Cook has registered his 34th Test fifty. Siddle bangs this one short and wide, Cook gets back and slashes it to the square third man fence. It is also his 8th against Australia108/2
43.4FOURR Harris to Cook, FOUR, Beautiful shot! It was full and outside off, Cook is quick to get slightly forward and drives it elegantly to the deep point fence113/2
44.4FOURWatson to Cook, FOUR, Streaky boundary there for Cook! It was a fuller length delivery outside off, Cook gets forward to drive but only manages to get a thick outside edge and the ball races between the third slip and gully to the third man fence118/2
45.4FOURJohnson to Pietersen, FOUR, finally something to break the shackles. That should boost his confidence. Johnson keeps it full and outside off again. He wanted KP to drive and drive KP did with a flourish past mid off. Very nice shot122/2
47.2FOURJohnson to Cook, FOUR, Johnson jumped a little wide of the crease at the last moment and angled it in. He does not get the line right though. Cook is able to glance it with ease off his thigh to the fine leg fence131/2
48.2FOURLyon to Cook, FOUR, very nicely played by Cook. This was going straight on from round the wicket. Cook waited that extra moment to play the cut and gets it to the right of point. Even a desperate dive from Warner is not enough to stop the boundary136/2
48.4OUTLyon to Cook, out Caught by Warner!! That's such a soft dismissal. Cook will be kicking himself. He's thrown his wicket away after doing all the hard work. Slightly short and outside off, Cook does not keep the cut down. The ball was dying on Warner, at point, but he dives forward to take it cleanly. The bowling change has worked wonders and Lyon has bagged a huge wicket here. Cook c Warner b Lyon 72(153) [4s-10]136/3
49.1FOURJohnson to Pietersen, FOUR, edged but safe, This reared up from just short of length to take the shoulder of the bat. The ball flew through at good pace between gully and the slip cordon140/3
49.4FOURJohnson to Pietersen, FOUR, short, short, short followed by a full one. The trajectory is not right though. On the legs and that allows KP to flick it to the fine leg fence144/3
51.5OUTSiddle to Pietersen, out Caught by Johnson!! 10th time that Siddle has got KP in Tests. This wicket belongs to Johnson in many ways. The ball was not short enough for the pull but KP went with it. The timing was all wrong. Johnson, at mid on, leaps up puts out both hands and latches on brilliantly. That's not his only contribution though. It was Johnson who softened KP up completely in the previous over. Siddle enjoyed the spoils. Excellent cricket from the Aussies. Clarke's bowling change has worked like a gem once again. Pietersen c Johnson b Siddle 19(59) [4s-3]146/4
54.2FOURLyon to Stokes, byes, FOUR, Lyon fires this full and down the leg side. Haddin is blindsided by the batsman and he fumbles, allowing the ball to reach the fence151/4
54.4FOURLyon to Stokes, FOUR, pushed through quicker but still a little short. Stokes gets back and slaps it hard through cover for a boundary. Gets off the mark in fine fashion155/4
62.1FOURLyon to Bell, byes, FOUR, 'Catch it!' was the shout but the ball missed everything. Turning down the leg, Bell missed the glance and so did Haddin166/4
63.4FOURR Harris to Bell, FOUR, short ball surprises Bell. He pull but gets a big top edge. Luckily for him the ball goes well wide of the man at fine leg and to the boundary171/4
64.3FOURLyon to Stokes, FOUR, Stokes had to do that. He was being put under some presurre and needed a release. He gets that in the form of a tossed up delivery. Stokes skips down quickly and tonks it cleanly over the man at mid off175/4
64.5FOURLyon to Stokes, FOUR, tossed up full outside off, Stokes leans forward and drives well through the gap between mid off and extra cover. Always going to be a boundary after he picked the gap179/4
69FOURR Harris to Bell, FOUR, this time sprays it down the leg side, fuller length delivery again, Bell helps it on its way to fine leg186/4
70.3OUTR Harris to Bell, out Lbw!! Dream start for Australia today. Infact, they didn't seem all that confident while reviewing but they've got their man. Probably the fact that they'll get their reviews topped up after 80 overs prompted Clarke to take the risk. Good length delivery angling into the right hander from wide of the crease, Bell fails to get bat on ball on his forward push, he's struck in line with off stump and umpire Erasmus thought it was going over and didn't give it out. Australia got together and opted for the review and it worked wonders for them as the tracker showed three reds, with the ball hitting top of middle, which meant the onfield decision had to be overturned. Bell lbw b R Harris 15(71) [4s-2]190/5
71.1FOURJohnson to Prior, FOUR, a trademark square-drive from Prior. Fullish delivery outside off stump, Prior takes the ball on the rise and he smashes it square of the wicket on the off-side195/5
74OUTJohnson to Stokes, out Caught by Haddin!! Got him! The previous ball did him in. Full and wide outside off stump, the ball swung away as well, Stokes tried to get some runs and opted to reach out for the drive, he was playing way away from the body that he couldn't stop from nicking it, Haddin grabs it easily behind the stumps. So both overnight batsmen have been dismissed early in the day. Stokes c Haddin b Johnson 18(57) [4s-3]198/6
76FOURJohnson to Prior, leg byes, FOUR, a friendly short of length delivery down the leg side, Prior just tickles it on its way, Harris puts in the dive at fine leg but the ball escapes past him207/6
77.3OUTSiddle to Prior, out Caught by Haddin!! It's just his first over but there are no freebies on offer whatsoever. The previous two ball did the trick for Siddle. He had Prior fishing and now the batsmen tries to take the attack to the bowler and in the process loses the plot. Again another outswinger from Siddle, it was short enough for Prior rock back and opt for the pull, but unfortunately he gets a faint under edge through to Haddin. I must say, the first two deliveries deserved a nick more than this one. Prior c Haddin b Siddle 8(24) [4s-1]207/7
79FOURWatson to Broad, FOUR, nicely done. Back of a length delivery outside off stump, Broad drives off the back foot past mid-off, the ball races away212/7
79.3FOURSiddle to Bresnan, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, enough width for Bresnan to free his arms, Bresnan stands tall and slaps it hard to the sweeper cover fence216/7
80.1FOURWatson to Bresnan, FOUR, lovely shot, tad fuller and in that channel outside off, Bresnan gets a big stride forward and caresses it past extra cover, no need to run for those221/7
80.3FOURWatson to Bresnan, FOUR, fine looking drive. Full and swinging away, Bresnan gets forward and creams the drive to the deep-extra cover fence225/7
80.4FOURWatson to Bresnan, FOUR, oh this one has been hit very hard. You leave cover open and I'll take that says Bresnan. Full and outside off stump, Bresnan covers the outswing and crashes the drive to the deep extra-cover fence again229/7
81.4OUTJohnson to Broad, out Lbw!! Checking for the no-ball and Johnson has something just behind the line. Bye, bye Stuart Broad says Mitchell Johnson. A fantastic fast toe-crushing outswinging yorker on the stumps, Broad had no clue about that, he tried to bring his bat down in time but the ball already hit the boot plumb in from of middle. Umpire Bowden put his finger up even before Johnson could turn back towards him in his appeal. Broad lbw b Johnson 5(13) [4s-1]229/8
84FOURJohnson to Swann, FOUR, anticipated the fuller length delivery nicely, got into a good position on the front foot and drove it along the ground to the deep extra-cover fence233/8
84.1OUTR Harris to Bresnan, out Caught by Haddin!! He almost nicked one in the previous Harris over and this time he's kissed it. Short of a length delivery just shaping away outside off stump. Bresnan was in minds. He thought of playing initially and decided against it at the last moment, but it was all too late as the ball took the edge through to Haddin. Just one more to for Australia to bat again. Bresnan c Haddin b R Harris 21(29) [4s-4]233/9
86FOURJohnson to Swann, FOUR, nicely done. Full and wide outside off stump, Swann square-drives it off the front foot through backward point237/9
86.1OTHERR Harris to J Anderson, no run, good length delivery shaping away outside off stump, Anderson was squared up a touch and is struck on the back pad but the ball was missing the stumps comfortably237/9
86.5FOURR Harris to Swann, FOUR, he only wants boundaries. Full delivery on the off stump, Swann off-drives it off the front foot to long-off and picks up his third boundary242/9
87FOURR Harris to Swann, no ball, FOUR, Harris loses grip of the ball. A high full toss on the stumps, Swann backs away and drives it through cover-point. Handy runs these. An official warning for Harris, another one and he's off the attack. Anyway just one wicket to go though247/9
88OUTSiddle to J Anderson, out Caught by Bailey!! One of easiest catches for short-leg ever! Short delivery on the stumps, Anderson tries to fend but gets the shoulder of the bat, the ball lobs up in the air and Bailey takes an easy grab. A fine lead for Australia in the end. J Anderson c Bailey b Siddle 2(9)251/10

Batting: Australia

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.4FOURBresnan to Warner, FOUR, Warner is very tentative here. Warner aims to flay it through covers, instead manages a french cut that travels to the fine leg fence4/0
4.2FOURJ Anderson to Warner, FOUR, on a length and outside off, Warner hacks it between extra cover and long off, he did not get requisite timing on that but the ball travels to the fence. Alright, Davey has had enough sighters9/0
7.2FOURStokes to Chris Rogers, FOUR, Easy picking for Rogers. This was on a length and on the pads, Rogers flicks it wonderfully, the timing carries it to the deep mid wicket fence21/0
11.1FOURStokes to Warner, FOUR, a low full toss outside off, Warner crashes it to the third man fence28/0
11.2FOURStokes to Warner, FOUR, Rasping cut. This was shortish with width on offer as well, Warner rocks back in a flash, gets on top of the bounce and banishes it to the deep backward point fence32/0
13FOURSwann to Warner, FOUR, Warner has murdered that. This was dropped short with ample width on the platter, Warner shapes up for the pull and smashes it through mid-wicket39/0
13.5FOURStokes to Chris Rogers, FOUR, Stokes errs too full and stright, Rogers leans and pootles a lovely flick to the deep mid wicket fence43/0
14.1SIXSwann to Warner, SIX, Boom goes the dynamite. Warner goes down on one knee and laps slogs this flighted delivery well over the deep mid wicket fence49/0
15.1FOURBresnan to Warner, FOUR, length ball on off, Warner clears his front leg and lofts it arrogantly over the bowler's head. Warner is on the prowl54/0
16FOURBresnan to Chris Rogers, FOUR, pitched up and outside off , that is a real gift. Rogers accepts it gleefully as he demonstrates a handsome off drive through covers59/0
16.2FOURSwann to Warner, FOUR, he has put this away. This was dug in short and outside off, Warner waits for it and cuts it to the deep backward point fence63/0
17FOURSwann to Warner, FOUR, Another firm cut, another boundary. Warner is chugging along nicely. This was also a shabby half tracker outside off, Warner goes deep in the crease and crashes the cut67/0
17.5FOURBresnan to Chris Rogers, FOUR, overpictched on off, no lateral movement either, Rogers eases it past Bresnan to the long off fence73/0
19.2FOURBresnan to Warner, FOUR, Twin fifties for Davey at Perth. He loves batting here at the WACA. This was again back of a length and on the body, Warner rolls his wrists and pulls it wonderfully to the backward square leg fence.78/0
20FOURBresnan to Warner, FOUR, on a length in the off stump channel, Warner hunts for a glory swipe across the line, he manages only a inside edge but this is sufficient to whistle away to the cow corner fence82/0
21.1FOURJ Anderson to Warner, FOUR,the calculated assault from Warner continues. Warner backs away and cuts this uppishly but past a diving point to filate a boundary86/0
21.4DROPPEDJ Anderson to Chris Rogers, 1 run, sloppy stuff from England. It should have been Matt Prior's catch. Cook is late to go for the catch and spurns the opprtunity. Anderson though did well to jag this good length delivery away to kiss the outside edge of Rogers. Prior did not even move an inch. Is he dreaming behind the sticks? Wake up Prior90/0
25.2OTHERJ Anderson to Warner, 2 runs, length ball just outside off, Warner looks to whack it over long off, instead slices it uppishly over extra cover100/0
26FOURJ Anderson to Warner, FOUR, Beautiful shot. This was basically a half-volley around off, Warner punishes it by caressing it past the bowler104/0
26.4FOURSwann to Warner, FOUR, tossed up and outside off, Warner lap slogs it over the deep mid wicket region109/0
29.3FOURStokes to Chris Rogers, FOUR, leg stump half-volley and Rogers cashes in as he leans forward and flicks it through mid-wicket115/0
29.4FOURStokes to Chris Rogers, FOUR, this one is a off-stump half volley, Rogers drives it exquisitely past the bowler, the superlative timing carries it to the long off fence119/0
35.1FOURStokes to Warner, FOUR, edged and four, on a good length and angling away from the left hander, Warner pushes away from his body, gets a thick edge that races away to the fence in a hurry128/0
36FOURStokes to Chris Rogers, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from Stokes, Rogers reaches out for the cut and deftly places it past extra cover, nice way to get going after the break133/0
36.5FOURSwann to Warner, byes, FOUR, more runs for Australia, this was pushed through quicker by Swann, skids through after pitching, goes right through Prior's legs for a boundary. The ball was very close to hitting the helmet behind the keeper139/0
37.4FOURStokes to Chris Rogers, FOUR, fifty for Rogers, 4th in Tests, this is a fine innings under pressure from the opener. This was full and wide outside off, Rogers reaches out and slaps it square past cover for a boundary143/0
38.5FOURSwann to Warner, byes, FOUR, another shocker from Prior, another stumping goes in waste. This was beautifully bowled by Swann, drifts into Warner before spinning away, Warner was sucked into the drive, he lost balance and dragged his foot out, Prior was up way too early and allows the ball to go through his legs. Swann is not a happy man147/0
40.3OTHERSwann to Warner, 2 runs, Swann throws this one full and wide outside off, Warner gets on top of the bounce and drills it wide of extra cover. The fielder gets across from the deep and keeps them down to a brace151/0
42FOURStokes to Warner, FOUR, Warner goes after the short ball and pings the mid-wicket fence! Too short from Stokes, Warner swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it in front of square on the on-side, moves to 95 with the shot156/0
43.1OUTBresnan to Chris Rogers, out Caught by Carberry!! Bresnan strikes, not the best ball by any means, but England will not complain. This was a length ball and well outside off, was there for the drive, Rogers was looking to slap it past cover, ends up slicing it in the air and is well caught by Carberry diving to his left at point. Rogers kicks the turf in disgust, he is angry with himself as he walks back to the hut. Chris Rogers c Carberry b Bresnan 54(135) [4s-8]157/1
45.2FOURBresnan to Watson, FOUR, cracking shot, nice way to get going, width on offer from Bresnan, Watson gets forward and cuts it behind point, the ball races away to the fence in a hurry163/1
46FOURBresnan to Watson, FOUR, you can't bowl short and wide to Watson. He got on top of this one and cuts it behind point. Carberry was a mute spectator as the ball raced away to the fence. The lead is now 301167/1
46.1FOURSwann to Warner, FOUR, 5th Test hundred, 2nd of the series. He leaps in the air in delight, kisses his helmet and lifts his bat in all directions at the WACA, a big hug from his partner. His mates are thrilled as well. This was dropped short and wide outside off, Warner makes room and slaps it in front of point171/1
47.2OTHERBresnan to Watson, 1 run, Watson was a goner had Carberry made a direct hit at the bowler's end. This was pitched up and held its line outside off, Watson punched it in front of point and called for a quick single. Carberry runs in from point and has a shy at the bowler's end, misses with Watson miles out of his crease172/1
47.3FOURBresnan to Warner, FOUR, lovely shot, full and wide from Bresnan, Warner gets a big stride forward and caresses it through extra cover, no need to run for those176/1
48.2SIXSwann to Warner, SIX, massive, Swann tossed this one further and right in the hitting zone of Warner, he bends down on his knees and slog swipes it high and over long on for a maximum183/1
48.5OUTSwann to Warner, out Caught by Stokes!! Swann has his man, this was tossed up slower and on off, spins away a fraction as it dipped across the batsman. Warner was looking for a repeat of the shot that fetched him a six, he does not get hold of this one though and gets a top edge. Stokes comes in from long on and accepts the offering. Warner walks off to a good ovation from the crowd. Warner c Stokes b Swann 112(140) [4s-17 6s-2]183/2
54.5FOURJ Anderson to Watson, FOUR, lovely shot, full and angling into the right hander, Watson gets forward and drives it pleasingly through mid-wicket, that should give him a lot of confidence191/2
58.4FOURJ Anderson to Clarke, FOUR, short, wide, four, width on offer from Anderson, Clarke gets on top of the bounce and places it behind point, beats the third man with ease200/2
60FOURStokes to Watson, FOUR, cheeky and four, this was short and angling into the batsman, Watson waited on it, opens the face of the bat at the last moment and chops it past Swann at 2nd slip for a boundary206/2
62.3FOURJ Root to Clarke, FOUR, cracking shot, Clarke shimmies down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and thumps it high and over mid-off for a boundary218/2
63.5OUTStokes to Clarke, out Bowled!! Jaffa from Stokes. This was pitched up on a good length and nips back in a tad, Clarke was looking for the big drive, opens up a big gap between the bat and the pad in the process. The ball sneaks through and crashes into the off and middle stump. The umpires check for the no-ball, but Stokes is just about OK. Australia lose their 3rd wicket, not a great match with the bat for Clarke, on his 100th Test. Clarke b Stokes 23(53) [4s-2]223/3
67.3FOURJ Anderson to S Smith, leg byes, FOUR, too straight from Anderson, Smith looks to flick and misses, the ball races away off the thigh pad and into the fence233/3
68.5OTHERJ Root to Watson, no run, muted appeal for LBW, but the line was well outside leg. Cook has a word or two with his bowler and opted for a review. Replays showed that the ball pitched well outside leg, Watson lunged forward and missed. Easy call for the umpire and England have wasted a review235/3
70.4FOURSwann to Watson, FOUR, first runs of the day and a fine way to get them. Flighted delivery outside off stump, Watson didn't get closer to the pitch of the ball, hence he opts to swing across the line and smashes it on the bounce to the deep mid-wicket fence239/3
70.5FOURSwann to Watson, FOUR, and another one, this time crashed straight back past the bowler. Flighted delivery outside off stump, Watson advances and crashes the drive really hard to long-off243/3
71SIXSwann to Watson, SIX, even better, what a sensational start from Australia. Quicker outside off stump, Watson doesn't bother and shimmies down the track, he gets closer to the pitch of the ball and goes through with his muscular loft and it goes flat over the long-off fence249/3
71.3FOURJ Anderson to Watson, FOUR, nothing going England's way. An under edge has bounced over the slips for four. A fine inswinging fuller length delivery on the off stump, Watson tries to late cut it but gets lucky with the edge254/3
73.1OTHERJ Anderson to Watson, 1 run, Watson makes a desperate dive at the bowler's end and gets to his 22nd Test fifty. Full delivery outside off stump, Watson drives it straight to mid-off and sets off257/3
74.2OTHERSwann to S Smith, no run, yes, no and a direct hit would have been curtains for Watson. Flighted delivery outside off stump, Smith drives it to mid-off and looks for a quick single, Watson waits for the ball to pass the bowler and when he started for the run, Smith turns his back. Luckily for Watson Root didn't fire a direct-hit260/3
75.3FOURStokes to Watson, FOUR, overpitched on the stumps, Watson slogs really hard, he didn't get it from the middle of the bat but the ball raced away to the mid-wicket fence. The lead has crossed 400 now268/3
75.5FOURStokes to Watson, FOUR, short delivery on the leg stump, Watson pulls, even though he didn't get it from the middle of the bat, the ball goes very fine to the fine leg fence272/3
76.1FOURSwann to Watson, FOUR, bang! Flighted delivery on the stumps, Watson dances down the track and smashes it flat to the long-on fence277/3
76.2SIXSwann to Watson, SIX, he's absolutely bludgeoned that. Tossed up on the stumps, Watson advances and muscles it way over the long-on fence283/3
76.4SIXSwann to Watson, SIX, and this time over wide long-on. It was flatter alright but that doesn't bother Watson and he smashes it 20 rows back over the ropes289/3
77SIXSwann to Watson, SIX, this is no more a Test match for Watson folks, 22 off the over. Swann didn't give it much of air but Watson manages to get to the pitch of the ball by stepping out of the crease, he times the loft really well and it sails way over the long-on fence295/3
79.1OUTStokes to S Smith, out Caught by (sub)Bairstow!! S Smith is gone! Short and outside off, Smith in the quest for quick runs attempts a pull, hits it well, but picks out deep midwicket. No big celebrations from the already distraught English side. S Smith c (sub)Bairstow b Stokes 15(50)301/4
80.5FOURJ Anderson to Bailey, FOUR, no third man and it runs away for a boundary. Well played by Bailey too, using the soft hands to guide an away swinger down to the vacant area. Didn't spar or jab at that one or else he would've edged it308/4
82.1SIXJ Anderson to Watson, SIX, Caught but Bresnan crosses the ropes, so that is six! Great catch too, as Bresnan back-pedalled and took it over his head, both hands used and caught it cleanly, but the momentum took him beyond the ropes as he dived over. Watson just about had enough on the lofted hit. The Aussie crowd ask Bresnan to get up and get going319/4
82.4FOURJ Anderson to Watson, FOUR, There it is! Watson gets his first Ashes ton of this series - it is his 4th Test ton; just the 4th? Can't quite believe that - for a man of his talent and ability, he should have got more. Anyway he gets there with a bit of help from Anderson who bowls down the leg-side, easy glance away for four and the celebrations show relief more than anything else - Watson raises both his arms in triumph and lets all the emotion out with a big scream330/4
83.1OUTBresnan to Watson, out Watson Run Out!! This is a strange dismissal! Watson top-edged a pull shot and assumed he would be caught, it went miles up in the air and when it came down, Bell who was the fielder shells it, but Watson had already made up his mind that he was out, so was nowhere near to reaching the bowler's end, Bresnan picks the ball up and hits direct to run Watson out. Watson walks off to a roaring crowd. Watson run out (Bresnan) 103(108) [4s-11 6s-5]331/5
85FOURJ Anderson to Haddin, FOUR, that is a T20 shot! Backs away, knows the short delivery is coming and flat-bats a pull to long-on - almost six, one bounce over the ropes339/5
85.4OUTBresnan to Haddin, out Caught by Swann!! Let the party begin, if you are an English supporter that is - for they have just caught one. Haddin backing away and trying to cut hard, gets a thick outside edge that goes wide of point, Swann runs back and takes it safely - not an easy catch but the spinner made it look easy. Haddin c Swann b Bresnan 5(6) [4s-1]340/6
86.1FOURJ Anderson to Bailey, FOUR, the width was there and the bounce too to play that kind of a stroke - short and bouncing outside off, Bailey just upper-dabs it well over Cook's head at slip, races away to the third man fence345/6
86.2SIXJ Anderson to Bailey, SIX, Boink! Bailey has nailed that. Absolutely nailed it. Half volley on the stumps, Bailey clears his left-leg slightly and lofts hard and straight down the ground, Clarke and Co. like it, they love it in fact. That was a 105 metre hit. Bounces off the concrete351/6
86.4FOURJ Anderson to Bailey, FOUR, now Bailey is getting into the act, swung away across the line and beats deep backward square leg, the man just had a few paces to move to his left, but couldn't get there357/6
86.5SIXJ Anderson to Bailey, SIX, that is a mishit folks! A mishit and it has crossed the ropes at long-off, the fielder thought he had a chance, but the ball kept sailing over his head363/6
87SIXJ Anderson to Bailey, SIX, and with that six, Australia have declared. Clarke has seen enough and in his own inimitable style, whistles and calls the batsmen in. The last six was a monster hit as well, pitched up on the stumps, Bailey just drilled that flat and hard over long-on, it goes a long way and falls on the white cloth. As soon as Bailey smashed that six, Clarke called them in - 28 off that Anderson over too369/6

Batting: England

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.1OUTR Harris to Cook, out Bowled!! Knocked him over! Golden duck for Cook. What a beauty! Unplayable. Just simply too good. How do you play that? Even if Cook was in the form of his life, I would say that ball would've breached his defences. Pitched on middle, and then swerved away past the outside edge of Cook who was well back, the ball hits the top of off. Disastrous start for England and Ryano is off, celebrating wildly, high-fiving and all that. What a start to the innings. Cook b R Harris 0(1)0/1
0.5FOURR Harris to J Root, FOUR, superb extra-cover drive. Full and outside off, inviting the drive, J Root obliges and sends it to the fence. A proper cricketing shot4/1
1.2OTHERJohnson to J Root, no run, pitches outside leg, keeps low and strikes Root right in front of off, it was crashing into the off pole but once it pitches outside leg - according to the laws of the game, it can't be given out5/1
1.4FOURJohnson to J Root, leg byes, FOUR, very close to the leg stump and almost bowled Root. The batsman was shuffling across to clip to leg and the bounce saved Root there, it brushes the thigh pad and runs away to the fine leg fence9/1
2.2FOURR Harris to Carberry, FOUR, nice looking shot off the hips - Carberry shuffles across a tad and whips it to the deep backward square leg fence - is off the mark with a confident shot13/1
4.1FOURR Harris to Carberry, FOUR, lovely shot! Allowed the ball to swing in towards his pads, on middle, superbly flicked away to the deep midwicket fence. Just pure timing22/1
7.4FOURSiddle to J Root, leg byes,FOUR, Siddle errs in line this time as he splays it down leg, Root misses the flick, the ball brushes the pads and rolls away to the fine leg fence28/1
11FOURR Harris to Carberry, FOUR, pitched up and outside off, Carbs' eyes brightened up on that occasion. He reaches out and splices a drive that travels to the deep backward point fence38/1
12.1FOURSiddle to Carberry, FOUR, Ravishing drive. This one was pitched up with a bit of width on offer, Carberry leans into the drive and dispatches it through covers44/1
12.5FOURSiddle to Carberry, FOUR, What balance Carbs! This was shortish and on the stumps, Carberry swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it firmly to the fine leg fence48/1
17.3FOURLyon to Carberry, FOUR, superbly flighted delivery delivery outside off, Carberry chips down the track, does not get close to the pitch of the ball, the outside edge files over Clarke and travels to the third man fence. Streaky stuff from Carbs61/1
19OUTWatson to Carberry, out Lbw!! Watson, who cracked a whirlwind ton in the morning strikes with the ball to unite Carbs with Cook. This was a sharp full inswinger, Carberry misses the defence and is hit in front of off, there was no evidence of an inside edge either. Billy Bowden raised his finger instantly to signal the downfall of Carbs. Carberry lbw b Watson 31(53) [4s-6]62/2
20.1FOURWatson to Pietersen, FOUR, that is a real gift from Watson. Pietersen lunges forward and drives this loose half volley on off with a flourish, the ball whistles away to the long off fence66/2
27.3OUTJohnson to J Root, out Caught by Haddin!! Johnson kept this very full and wide outside off. It invites Root to have a go at it, as the youngster stretches to his side and attempts to jam to the off-side, the ball takes the outside edge before the bat hits hard on the ground. And Haddin dives full length to his right and takes a fantastic catch in front of Watson at first slip. Only SEVEN needed now for Australia to get the Urn! J Root c Haddin b Johnson 19(88) [4s-1]76/3
30FOURJohnson to Pietersen, FOUR, short ball that gets onto Pietersen briskly, he was looking to play it to the leg-side but then tries to fend as the ball takes the glove and goes very fine crossing the ropes. Haddin dives to his left to save the runs but is unsuccessful.Vicious delivery by Mitch!85/3
33FOURR Harris to Pietersen, FOUR, Cracking shot! It was fuller ball and in the channel outside off, Pietersen gets forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence90/3
35.3FOURLyon to Pietersen, FOUR, flatter on leg, Pietersen sweeps it in a controlled fashion to fine leg. Intelligent shot that99/3
36FOURLyon to Pietersen, FOUR,a loose half volley outside off and KP puts it away. Pietersen pounches on the width on offer and crashes the drive to the deep extra cover with a typical flourish103/3
37.4SIXLyon to Pietersen, SIX, BOOM! KP is not gonna sit back and relax like he did in the first innings. This was a flighted delivery on the stumps, Pietersen chips down the track, converts it into a half-volley and tonks it over long on113/3
38.3FOURSiddle to Pietersen, FOUR, Cracking shot! This was pitched up on middle from wide of the crease, Pietersen drives it ram-rod straight. He is not going to let Siddle pile up pressure and work him out118/3
39.2OUTLyon to Pietersen, out Caught by R Harris!! KP dies by the sword. Lyon has the last laugh. Harris at long-on judges the catch to perfection. This was also tossed up and on the stumps, Pietersen charges down the track and lofts it high into the Perth sky, Harris positions himself under and snaffles the skier. England's wheels are coming off.Pietersen c R Harris b Lyon 45(57) [4s-6 6s-1]121/4
44.3FOURJohnson to Stokes, FOUR, Picture perfect straight drive, something to cheer for the English fans. This was a gentle half volley on middle, Stokes drives it exquisitely past the bowler for a pleasing boundary136/4
46FOURLyon to Stokes, FOUR, Stokes ruins what would have been a maiden over with a thumping strike. This was pitched up on middle, Stokes drills it past the bowler to the long on fence143/4
46.1FOURJohnson to Bell, FOUR, a great shot to start proceedings after the break. Shortish delivery angling away from the right hander, Bell plays very late and guides it over the slips, the ball almost carried over the ropes. There was a man at third man but it went well wide of him147/4
46.4FOURJohnson to Stokes, FOUR, caaatch, was the cry as Stokes hit on in the air but it was a long way away from the deep mid-wicket fielder. Stokes is looking very positive out there, he gets into a good position to pull this short delivery and sends it to the left of the fielder in the deep152/4
48.2FOURR Harris to Bell, FOUR, take that Ryano! Short of a length delivery outside the off stump, Bell's been there long enough to get used to the pace of this surface, absolutely bludgeons a pull to the deep mid-wicket fence159/4
48.4FOURR Harris to Bell, FOUR, another one over mid-wicket. This wasn't as short as the second ball of the over, hence Bell cleverly doesn't go horizontal across the line, just ensures that he gets undreneath the ball by bending his knees and sends it to the fence163/4
48.5SIXR Harris to Bell, SIX, even better! This is a great onslaught from Bell to take the attack to a bowler who's just starting a new spell. Short delivery outside off stump, Bell hangs back, like in the over to Johnson guides it over the slips, this time he gets enough bat on it to sail over the third man fence169/4
49.5FOURLyon to Bell, FOUR, the slog-sweep now! Flatter delivery on the off stump, this wasn't given much air by Lyon, yet Bell goes across the line and times it very well, the ball races away to the deep mid-wicket fence176/4
50.5FOURR Harris to Stokes, FOUR, enough width for Stokes to free his arms, the ball was much fuller than the previous one, Stokes gets a good stride forward and crashes the drive to beat Rogers' chase all the way to the deep extra-cover fence182/4
52FOURJohnson to Stokes, FOUR, you might be Mitchell Johnson but if you don't get your length right, I'll hit you any day, even be it at the WACA. Short delivery on the stumps, Stokes pulls powerfully over mid-wicket to get his highest score in Tests187/4
52.2FOURR Harris to Stokes, FOUR, shortish again from Harris, not sure if this length is going to surprise these two batsmen, Stokes stands tall and muscles the pull to the mid-wicket region that he seems to favouring for a while now192/4
53.4FOURJohnson to Stokes, FOUR, a friendly fuller length delivery down the leg side, Stokes just tickles it on its way to fine leg and picks up his seventh four of the innings. Into the forties now Stokes199/4
54.2FOURWatson to Bell, FOUR, he didn't try to hit it too hard but the ball has raced away to the deep extra-cover fence. Gee! Well timed Ian Bell. Moves forward and meets the fuller length delivery with a slightly angled bat, the drive goes to cover-point and escapes to the fence203/4
56.2OTHERWatson to Bell, 1 run, an inside edge alright but that's good enough for Bell to raise his bat to acknowledge the cheers for his 39th Test fifty. It was a another fuller length delivery that tailed back in a touch, Bell gets the edge and it rolls to fine leg204/4
58.4FOURWatson to Stokes, FOUR, first boundary in 26 balls. Full and on the pads, easy picking for Stokes, there is mid-wicket but he flicks it wide of him to deep square leg. Just one hit away from a fantastic maiden Test fifty210/4
59.2FOURSiddle to Bell, FOUR, in the air and just over third slip. If only Steven Smith was a foot taller, he would have had a chance. Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, the ball jags away a touch off the deck, Bell tries to cut and gets a thick edge that luckily goes over Smith who jumped as high as he could214/4
59.4FOURSiddle to Bell, FOUR, excellent shot this from Bell. Nice and full on the off stump, Bell just lofts it over the man at mid-off and the fielder had no chance of stopping the ball218/4
60OUTSiddle to Bell, out Caught by Haddin!! Well, well, well, after all those creamy drives in front of the wicket, Bell opts for a cheeky little guide over the slips and eventually that brings about his downfall. Short delivery just outside off stump, not much of room there for Bell to work with, but he doesn't mind that and goes to get a boundary, in the end he gets a feather on the bottom of the bat and Haddin makes no mistake. There was a huge noise as the ball passed the bat but the umpire didn't pick that up, Clarke sent it upstairs and got the onfield call reversed. Bell c Haddin b Siddle 60(93) [4s-7 6s-1]220/5
60.1FOURWatson to Stokes, FOUR, meanwhile, Stokes continues his good strokeplay and gets to his maiden Test fifty in style with a sensational drive. Watson went round the wicket and swung this full ball back into the left-hander, it moved sharply but Stokes adjusted very well and drove it straight down the ground224/5
60.4FOURWatson to Stokes, FOUR, in the air and that would have been a stunning catch by Haddin. It went a long way away from him though. Short delivery on the leg stump, Stokes gloves the pull that goes just past the diving Haddin to his right228/5
62FOURSiddle to Stokes, FOUR, short enough for Stokes to hang back and punch through the covers, Bailey gives chase and makes a sliding stop but he didn't push it well and the ball rolled back to kiss the ropes233/5
64FOURSiddle to Stokes, FOUR, a low full toss on the stumps, Stokes whips it powerfully, it was in the air but it went well wide of the fielder at mid-wicket. Stokes' heart would have been in his mouth for a while though247/5
72.4FOURR Harris to Stokes, FOUR, helps him with a delivery on the leg stump, Stokes leans forward and flicks it past Lyon at mid-wicket and the ball races away. First boundary of the day262/5
76.5FOURWatson to Prior, FOUR, good shot. Good length delivery outside off stump, Prior drives it with an opened face off the front foot and beats point. First boundary for Prior267/5
77.1FOURSiddle to Stokes, FOUR, drives well and poses for the cameras. Full delivery outside off stump, Stokes leans forward and drives along the ground to long-off. 50 of the partnership comes up as well271/5
78.3FOURWatson to Stokes, FOUR, outside edge but it splits third slip and gully. Full and swinging away from length, Stokes blocks and gets lucky with the edge, he's into the nineties now276/5
82.3FOURR Harris to Prior, FOUR, defends with soft hands and gets an outside edge that goes between slip and gully to the third man fence. These are handy runs for England287/5
82.4FOURR Harris to Prior, FOUR, oh my word! Mitchell Johnson's absolutely jammed his right knee into the ground while trying to dive at the backward square leg fence. He's very lucky not break a bone. Full delivery on the leg stump, Prior flicks it along the ground and picks up the second boundary of the over. Good batting this from England291/5
83.1FOURJohnson to Prior, byes, FOUR, he's alright Mitchell Johnson. Runs in fast and bowls a fast short ball down the leg side, Haddin had no chance296/5
85.2OUTJohnson to Prior, out Caught by Haddin!! Prior walks! Johnson has broken through. It was a delivery that could've been left alone but Prior's eyes lit up as he saw the full ball outside off and went for an ambitious square drive, got a healthy edge which was accepted by Haddin. After hanging around for so long and gutsing it out, Prior has thrown it away with a poor stroke. Prior c Haddin b Johnson 26(72) [4s-3]296/6
87.5FOURJohnson to Stokes, FOUR, there it is! Stokes take a bow! Maiden Test ton and he punches the air in delight. The entire WACA crowd applaud heartily and so do the English team management. It was a short delivery down leg, Stokes was late on the pull, but gloved it past Haddin who had no chance, it races away to the fence. Well played Stokes - who would've thought before the tour started that Stokes would be the first English batsman to get a 100 in the series305/6
88FOURJohnson to Stokes, FOUR, edged and flies away past gully. Maybe the adrenaline is pumping after the emotional moment. Full and outside off, Stokes' airy drive gets a thick edge and though it is in the air, it is well wide of gully309/6
90.2SIXLyon to Stokes, SIX, terrific shot! Stokes comes down the track and gets to the pitch, before going through with the lofted hit, went a long way back into the stands at long-on. He certainly middled that - Stokes continues to impress318/6
90.5FOURLyon to Stokes, FOUR, takes Lyon on and gets a boundary this time, one bounce over the ropes at long-on. Again good use of the feet and though he didn't get the maximum he wanted, he is putting pressure right back on Lyon. Good positive batting this324/6
91.3FOURSiddle to Bresnan, FOUR, cracking cut shot. Fraction short outside off, Bresnan rocked back and then cut that hard and wide of point. The English fans in the crowd like it and heckle the chasing fielder328/6
95.2FOURSiddle to Bresnan, byes, FOUR, no chance for Haddin as it hits a crack and swerves sharply, pitched on middle and went way down leg. The bowler, the batsman and the non-striker all have a smile on their faces332/6
98.2OUTLyon to Stokes, out Caught by Haddin!! Australia have their man. A standing ovation for the youngster from the WACA crowd. It has been an outstanding knock from Stokes. Flighted delivery outside off stump, Stokes tries to fetch the sweep, only manages a thin bottom edge which is well held by Haddin despite the fact that it didn't rise much. So, just three more to go for Australia to get both hands on the Urn. Stokes was anchoring the innings and now he's gone. Stokes c Haddin b Lyon 120(195) [4s-18 6s-1]336/7
98.5FOURLyon to Swann, FOUR, this time he's slog swept it along the ground and split mid-wicket and long-on to perfection. He got down quickly and played that well340/7
99.4FOURJohnson to Bresnan, byes, FOUR, if only this bouncer was directed well, life would have very difficult for Bresnan. Down the leg side and he lets this steepler go to the fence345/7
100.2OUTLyon to Swann, out Caught by S Smith!! A very, very tame dismissal! Hello Mr. Graeme Swann, what were you doing there? It was nothing but a normal flighted delivery on the stumps, Swann was lazy to move his feet, just tries to work the ball on the on-side from the crease and gets an inside edge, the ball lobs off the pad and high enough for short-leg to run back and complete a simple catch. Swann is annoyed with himself alright but he certainly had to bat sensibly, especially after such a courageous knock from Stokes. Swann c S Smith b Lyon 4(6) [4s-1]347/8
101.3OUTJohnson to Bresnan, out Caught by Chris Rogers!! 36-year-old Chris Rogers dives full length and takes a ripper! What were you told before you walked out to bat today? Listen, Johnson will bowl those nasty short balls but please find a way to tackle him. Meanwhile, Johnson out foxes the batsman completely, he rolls his fingers across the ball and delivers a well disguised slower delivery outside off stump, Bresnan was way early into the shot and in trying to check it, chips it in the air towards mid-off, Rogers runs to his right and takes a stunning catch. Bresnan c Chris Rogers b Johnson 12(40) [4s-1]349/9
103.2OUTJohnson to J Anderson, out Caught by Bailey!! Australia have regained the Ashes after 4 years! Happy scenes out there, Michael Clarke jumps in joy and the entire team get into a huddle to celebrate the moment. Woo hoos, all over! This was a very similar dismissal to the first innings for Anderson, it was a fast short delivery on the stumps, Anderson tries to fend and gets the shoulder of the bat, short-leg dives forward and takes a very good catch. J Anderson c Bailey b Johnson 2(8)353/10