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England Vs Australia Live Score (Test)

1st Test | 01 August, 2019 | Edgbaston, Birmingham

146 / 10 Overs52.3 R/R2.78 Fours20 Sixes0 Extras10

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: Australia beat England by 251 runs

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
James Anderson 4 9 1 0
  • So that is it from the first Test of this year's Ashes. It is Australia who take a 1-0 lead and they also win the first game of the World Test Championship. The whole Test match was a roller coaster ride. If this is anything to go by, it is going to be a cracking series. The second Test is to be played at Lord's on the 14th of August 2019. It begins at 1100 local (1000 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
  • MAN OF THE MATCH - Steve Smith for his magnificent tons in both the innings. There was absolutely no doubt about him being given the award. It is because of him, Australia won this game.
  • Day 5 though saw the Aussie bowlers blow away the England batting line-up. Cummins and Nathan Lyon being the star with both sharing 10 wickets amongst them. An outstanding display of character was shown by the Aussies in this game. They were booed and bullied throughout the game by the English fans but they never let it get into their heads and they came out on top that too convincingly.
  • Despite that fightback, England batted extremely well and ended Day 2 on 267 for 4 with Rory Burns scoring a ton. They would have surely eyed a lead in excess of 150 but the Australian bowlers bowled brilliantly on the morning of Day 3 and ensured England did not take their lead past 100 which saw the game evenly poised. However, three wickets even before the deficit was wiped off, surely made England favorites. Yet again though Steve Smith and another comeback man, Matthew Wade, batted Australia out of the game with tons. Australia managed to score 487, giving England a target of 398 which was impossible to chase on the last day but a draw was on the cards.
  • Now then, the scorecard suggest, Australia won by 251 runs but the game was never so one-sided as it suggests. Instead, for the first three days, it seemed like, it would be England who would take a 1-0 lead. They had Australia on the mat after the visitors elected to bat at 122 for 8 courtesy a fifer from Broad. However, the comeback men, rose to the occasion. Smith showed why he is one of the best going around with a brilliant ton. Siddle hung around with him and his knock also proved to be very handy. Also, a crucial last wicket stand saw Australia get to a competitive first innings score.
  • What a performance from the Australian bowlers today! They have breached the Edgbaston fortress. Well, one would assume there might not be a lot of difference in a 4th day wicket and a 5th day wicket but it seemed like Australia bowled on a completely different surface than what England bowled on yesterday. They managed to take 4 wickets in the first session and 6 in around an hour and 30 minutes in the second. The star with the ball for Australia - Nathan Lyon. Credit has to be given to Pat Cummins as well as he was brilliant on a wicket which did not assist the pacers a lot.
  • 52.3OUT! Caught! That is it! Woakes' lone battle comes to an end! Cummins bangs one short, Woakes looks to leave but the ball is close to the body and he ends up playing it late. The ball lobs off the upper half of his bat towards second slip. Fittingly, the last catch is taken by Steve Smith! Australia win the first Ashes Test by 251 runs.
  • 52.2Bouncer! Woakes plays a no-look-pull but he plays it on a controlled manner towards backward square leg. They do not take the run.
  • 52.1Good length ball on off, Woakes pulls it to mid-wicket.
  • Pat Cummins is back into the attack.
  • 51.6EDGED AND FOUR! Flighted on off, James looks to defend but the ball takes the fat outside edge of the bat and runs wide of first slip and to the third man fence for a boundary. 146/9
  • 51.5Woakes comes down the track and whips it to wide long on.
  • 51.4Short outside off, Woakes looks to cut but misses.
  • 51.3On the stumps, Chris keeps it out.
  • 51.2On the pads, CW turns it wide of short leg.
  • 51.1Floated on the stumps, Woakes defends it off the front foot.
  • 50.6Fuller on off, Woakes defends off his back foot but it goes off his outside edge and Smith dives to make a half-stop, Woakes takes a single to keep the strike. 141/9
  • 50.5DROPPED AND FOUR! Good length ball outside off, Woakes goes chasing after it. It takes the outside edge and goes to second slip. Smith, who has not put a foot wrong in this game, manages to make one error and drops the catch. The ball goes through him for a boundary.
  • 50.4Full on middle and off, Woakes defends it towards mid on.
  • 50.3Woakes continues the battle. He defends it off the front foot.
  • 50.2Good length ball outside off, Woakes keeps it out of his back foot.
  • 50.1Length delivery outside off, Woakes has a push at it but misses.
  • 49.6Anderson negotiates Lyon! Flatter on off, James defends it off the outer half of his bat towards backward point. 136/9
  • 49.5Tossed up on off, James blocks it out.
  • 49.4Floated on off, Anderson does well to keep it out.
  • 49.3The cheer continues as Anderson pushes this shot ball towards mid on.
  • 49.2Huge cheer from the crowd as Anderson blocks this one off his front foot.
  • 49.1Flighted on off, Anderson does well to defend it.
  • 48.6Good length ball outside off, Woakes taps it towards point and gets through the over. No chance of taking any quick run considering Anderson's calf problem. 136/9
  • 48.5Very full on off, Woakes does well to defend it to mid off.
  • 48.4Pacy ball on the pads, Woakes looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 48.3Length delivery just outside off, CW defends it to cover.
  • 48.2Fuller on off, Woakes pushes it to cover.
  • 48.1Good length ball outside off, Woakes has a poke at it but misses.
  • 47.6BEAUTY! This lands on off and then turns away. Anderson looks to defend but is beaten. What an over from Lyon. 2 wickets and a run from it. 136/9
  • 47.5No hat-trick! A good solid block by Anderson. On middle, JA lunges and keeps it out.
  • James Anderson walks out at number 11. He will come out to face the hat-trick ball from Lyon. 6 catching fielders around the bat for this ball!
  • 47.4OUT! Caught at slip! A golden duck for Broad. Two wickets in two balls for Lyon. He has 6 now. Another left-hander falls prey to him. He floats it on off and gets this one to turn away too. Broad plays the original trajectory. The ball kisses the outside edge and this time Smith at first slip takes it. Australia a wicket away now and Lyon is on a hat-trick.
  • Stuart Broad is the next batsman in.
  • 47.3OUT! TAKEN! Any guesses who gets Moeen Ali? It can't be that difficult for you to guess. I'll give you a hint, he has dismissed Moeen Ali 8 times in Tests before this one. Nathan Lyon it is. His fifth wicket. His 15th five-fer in Tests. It was him who Australia were going to rely on today and he delivers. Lyon tosses it up on middle, it pitches and turns away. Moeen Ali does not account for the turn. An outside edge which goes straight to Warner at second slip.
  • 47.2A little too full this time outside off, Woakes strokes it through covers for one.
  • 47.1WOW! That is some delivery. It lands in the rough outside off. Woakes goes back and looks to defend but the ball turns back in sharply and hits the batsman high on the pad.
  • Nathan Lyon is back on! Just the single over for Smith.
  • 46.6On the fourth stump line, Moeen lets it carry to the keeper. 135/7
  • 46.5IN THE AIR...BUT JUST WIDE! Fuller ball on off, Moeen drives it on the up. He does so uppishly as the ball sticks on the surface. Luckily it goes wide of Siddle's outstretched right hand to mid off.
  • 46.4Length delivery on off and middle, this is the one that moves away. Moeen does well to defend it. Ohhs and ahhs are the shout from the Aussie players.
  • 46.3Good ball and a good leave. It pitches outside off and comes in. Moeen though is aware of his off pole and leaves it alone.
  • 46.2On off, Moeen strokes it through covers and gets a couple.
  • 46.1Full on off, Moeen pushes it to mid off.
  • Drinks Break! Australia continue to dominate this final day. They have got three wickets in the first hour of the second session and are just 3 wickets away from a memorable win at Edgbaston. Woakes and Moeen have put up a fight but the question is how long can they continue this?
  • 45.6Full toss on leg, Woakes hits it to mid-wicket. 133/7
  • 45.5Flighted delivery on off, Woakes keeps it out.
  • 45.4Tossed up on off, Woakes plays it to the off side.
  • 45.3Floated delivery on leg, Woakes again pads it away.
  • 45.2Tossed up on leg, Woakes pads it away.
  • 45.1Flighted delivery on off, Woakes drives it to covers.
  • Australia's hero with the bat, Steve Smith to have a go with the ball now. Huge boos from the English fans but nothing new in that as he has received that reception throughout the game.
  • 44.6Fuller on off, Ali keeps it out to get through the over unscathed. 133/7
  • 44.5Another appeal for LBW but once again it is turned down. This one comes back in too but once again hits high on the pad. Siddle puts a desperate appeal but nothing from the umpire. Australia do not take the review this time.
  • 44.4NOT OUT! Height is indeed the issue. Australia lose one of their two reviews. Length ball nipping in, Ali looks to defend but gets beaten. The ball hits him high on the pads. Australia ask the question but the umpire is not interested. Tim Paine signals the 'T'. Replays roll in and Hawk Eye shows that the ball was just over the leg stump.
  • LBW appeal referred by Australia. Moeen Ali is the man in question. Height seems to be an issue. Let us see what the replays think.
  • 44.3Length delivery outside off, Ali leaves it alone.
  • 44.2Length ball on off, Woakes drives it straight on the up, Siddles does well to get his hand on it and take the pace off. The ball goes wide of mid off and the batsmen take a run.
  • 44.1That cut him in half! Terrific ball to start his new spell. Good length ball pitching outside off, it moves in sharply. Woakes looks to defend but the ball goes through the gate between pad and bat to the left of the keeper. Gem of a ball!
  • Peter Siddle is back on!
  • 43.6Slightly shorter around middle, Ali pushes it back to the bowler. 132/7
  • 43.5On middle, Ali lunges and keeps it out.
  • 43.4Another loopy ball just outside off, Ali lets it be.
  • 43.3Slower through the air outside off, Ali lets it be.
  • 43.2Flatter and on middle, Moeen defends it.
  • 43.1Floats it up on middle, Ali looks to defend but the ball turns away. It goes off the outer half to point.
  • 42.6FOUR! Poor delivery from James Pattinson. Bowls short and wide outside off, Woakes cuts it hard through point for a boundary. 12 runs have come from the over. 132/7
  • 42.5Good length delivery on off, Woakes defends it out.
  • 42.4FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Chris Woakes. This is Chris Woakes' fifth boundary. Full on middle, Woakes flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. This is excellent batting from him.
  • 42.3FOUR! Cracking shot! Short of a length delivery, Woakes pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary. The timing was so good on that.
  • 42.2On a good length on off, Woakes plays it to mid off.
  • 42.1Pattinson bowls a short delivery, Woakes manages to keep it out.
  • 41.6That stays low! Flatter and on the pads, Ali gets his bat down in time and keeps it out. 120/7
  • 41.5Gives it a little more air on middle, MA keeps it out.
  • 41.4On middle this time, Moeen once again is solid in defense.
  • 41.3Floats it up on off, this is kept out.
  • 41.2Outside off, left alone.
  • 41.1Plays the sweep shot through square leg. The fielder in the deep runs to his right and then parries it to the fielder running to his left. He fumbles but only two taken.
  • 40.6Goes for a bouncer again, this is aimed at the body but does not rise as Woakes attempts a pull to get hit on the body. 118/7
  • 40.5This on a good length on the fourth stump, Woakes lunges and blocks it towards off side.
  • 40.4Goes for a short ball but misses his line and strays way outside the leg stump. Woakes leaves it alone.
  • 40.3Around off stump line on a good length, Woakes blocks it off his back foot.
  • 40.2FOUR! On the fourth stump line, Woakes leans forward and drives it past the gully fielder and the ball races to the fence.
  • 40.1Pattinson sends this on the fourth stump line and the ball comes into the batsman as Woakes blocks it well.
  • James Pattinson is back!
  • 39.6Outside off and once again Ali leaves it alone. 114/7
  • 39.5Flighted outside off, Ali leaves it alone and there is a huge cheer from the crowd.
  • 39.4This time flicks it wide of square leg for a single.
  • 39.3Turns it with the spin but finds square leg.
  • 39.2Shorter on the pads, Woakes looks to defend but once again it hits his thigh pad.
  • 39.1Off the pad. Flighted on middle and leg, Woakes looks to defend but the ball lobs up off his thigh pad towards short leg.
  • 38.6Fast inswinging ball on middle, Woakes tucks it with the swing towards square leg for one. 113/7
  • 38.5Bouncer! This one rises. It is away outside off, Woakes leaves it alone.
  • 38.4Fuller on off, Woakes pushes it through covers for a couple.
  • 38.3This one keeps low. It is on middle, Woakes though does well to defend it.
  • 38.2FOUR LEG BYES! Cummins bowls this fast but on the pads, Woakes looks to flick but the ball clips his thigh pad and goes fine down the leg side to the fence.
  • 38.1FOUR! Something for the English fans to cheer about! Full outside off, Woakes drives it uppishly but in the gap through point for a boundary.
  • 37.6Another floated delivery outside off, this one pitches and turns away. Also, stays low. Moeen makes a leave. 102/7
  • 37.5Just outside off, unlike the first innings, this time, Moeen keeps his eyes on the ball and lets it be.
  • 37.4On middle, Moeen Ali blocks it out.
  • 37.3Uppish but wide! Loopy ball on middle, Woakes whips it uppishly but wide of mid-wicket. Mid on does well to dive to his right and save three. Also, due to that single, Moeen Ali is on strike to Lyon.
  • 37.2FOUR! A lovely way to get off the mark! This is very full outside off, Woakes strokes it through covers and the ball races away to the fence.
  • Two wickets in two balls sees Chris Woakes walk out to bat now.
  • 37.1OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Two-in-two for Australia. 350th Test wicket for Lyon. Ben Stokes is out of here now. Three wickets away from a victory are Australia. Lyon has 4 to his name. Another tossed up ball around off, it pitches and turns away. Stokes defends inside the line, the ball kisses the outside edge and goes into the mitts of Paine. Wickets tumbling at the moment. This can end before the Drinks Break.
  • Moeen Ali is the new man in. He has struggled with the bat and was poor with the ball too but a gritty fight here might just make him the English hero.
  • 36.6OUT! That is off the strap of the glove, since Bairstow has the bat in his hand, he has been adjudged out. The hosts have lost both their reviews now. England six down and Bairstow walks back after another failure. Cummins has his third. Another good short one, this one though does not rise a lot. Bairstow looks to sway out of the way but the ball seems to hit the glove and lob towards third slip where Bancroft takes it. An appeal, the umpire thinks, thinks and then gives it. Bairstow reviews. Replays roll in and it shows that it is off the strap. 97/6
  • Bairstow is caught. He has been given out but he has reviewed. He has signaled that it is off the arm.
  • 36.5Slightly fuller and around off, Jonny works it to mid on.
  • 36.4Outside off, JB makes a leave.
  • 36.3OUCH! Short and on the body, Bairstow looks to evade it but it keeps coming in. Hits the body and lobs to the slip fielder.
  • 36.2FOUR! Nicely timed! Cummins angles it into the batter, Bairstow works it through wide mid on and the ball races away to the fence.
  • 36.1Back of a length and on off, Bairstow keeps it out.
  • 35.6Outside off and turning away. Stokes lets it be. 93/5
  • 35.5On the pads, Stokes looks to work it on the leg side but it turns away. A soft leading edge back to the bowler.
  • 35.4Flatter and on middle, Stokes works it to the left of the bowler.
  • 35.3Floats it up on middle, Stokes blocks it nicely.
  • 35.2Floats it up on middle, Stokes lunges and keeps it out.
  • 35.1Outside off, turning back into the batter. Bairstow flicks it through square leg for one.
  • 34.6Cummins goes wide of the crease and fires this outside off on a shorter length, Stokes leaves this one. 92/5
  • 34.5This one came into the batsman from a good length on off, Stokes leans forward to block it firmly.
  • 34.4Good ball this from Cummins, Stokes looks to drive this but misses it.
  • 34.3This one came in from the off stump, Stokes goes right behind the line of the delivery to block this one.
  • 34.2EDGY FOUR! This one is on outside off, Stokes looks to defend but this flies off through the third man region for a boundary.
  • 34.1On a good length on the fifth stump line, Stokes has no business with it.
  • 33.6Good, disciplined bowling! Flights it on middle and leg, Stokes looks to defend it but it goes off the inner half of his bat towards square leg for a single. 88/5
  • 33.5Short on off, Stokes defends it off the back foot.
  • 33.4Bairstow is up and running! Off spinner on off, Jonny glances it with the spin towards square leg and gets to the other end.
  • 33.3First run of the session. Floated on off, Stokes tucks it towards square leg against the turn and gets a single.
  • 33.2Beauty! Sharp turn on this one, it pitches around off and spins away. Stokes looks to defend but misses. The ball carries to Paine at chest height.
  • 33.1Shorter and closer to the off pole, Stokes defends it off the back foot.
  • Jonny Bairstow walks out to bat next. Also, Nathan Lyon to bowl from the other end.
  • 32.6OUT! Knocked him over! Australia are all over England at the moment. Half the side back in the hut for England. Ideal start to the session for the visitors. 5 wickets away now from taking a 1-0 lead. He started the over with a beauty and ends it with another one. This is slightly fuller around off, it pitches and comes back in. Buttler should have been playing ahead but he opts to stay back. The ball till then sneaks through and hits the top of off. Cummins is absolutely elated. His second today. He has been superb in this innings. 85/5
  • 32.5Bowls the sucker ball now, it is full and outside off, Buttler lets it be.
  • 32.4Lovely stuff! Cummins goes for the inswinging yorker. Buttler though is ready for it, he gets his bat down in time and jams it out.
  • 32.3Slightly fuller this time and on off, Buttler defends it nicely.
  • 32.2Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the off pole, Buttler defends it out.
  • 32.1BEATEN! A beauty to begin this session. On a length and around off, it pitches and straightens. Buttler pokes at it and gets beaten.
  • We are back for the second session. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will resume their innings. Australia are six wickets away from a victory. Pat Cummins will start the proceedings for this session.
  • ... DAY 5, SESSION 2 ...
  • Well, it has been a disastrous morning for England. They would have hoped to not lose more than a couple of wicket in the first session but have all their top 4 batsmen back in the hut. The onus will now be on the duo of Buttler and Stokes. The same pair who won them the World Cup will now have to fight it out in the longest form of the game if the hosts want to salvage this Test and avoid a defeat at the venue where they have enjoyed a lot of success. How will the second session pan out? Join us after the break to find out.
  • Lunch! No question who this session belonged to. Australia have dominated the morning session on Day 5. They wanted wickets in the first session and they have got 4 of them. It all hinged on how would Nathan Lyon do on this turning wicket and he has done remarkably. The GOAT has picked three wickets, including the big wicket of English skipper, Joe Root. Denly and Roy were his other victims. Lyon has been well supported by the trio of fast bowlers. In a pitch where there has been nothing for the seamers, Cummins, Siddle and Pattinson have bowled with determination and aggression not allowing England to get any easy runs. Cummins was the other one to get into the wickets column.
  • 31.6Almost had another one! Floated on off, Stokes looks to defend but does so off the inner half of his bat. The ball hits his boot and luckily falls short of silly point. That will be the end of morning session. LUNCH ON DAY 5. 85/4
  • 31.5Floated outside off, Stokes leaves it alone.
  • 31.4Another one pitched on the rough. This one spins away, Stokes has nothing to do with it. Paine behind the stumps does well to take it.
  • 31.3Spin and bounce on this one. It pitches on the rough outside off, it bounces over Paine. Smith though stretches out his right hand at first slip and saves a certain bye.
  • 31.2Slower through the air on off, Stokes defends it with confidence.
  • 31.1Short and wide outside off, Stokes cuts but finds point.
  • 30.6Outside off, Buttler gets through the over with a solid leave. 85/4
  • 30.5Smartly bowled short ball! It does not raise a lot. It is just below the chest area, Buttler tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 30.4Australia was not far away from striking another one here. Full ball outside off, Buttler gets tempted to drive and goes for it. He misses and the ball just misses the outside edge. There was a noise as the ball went past the bat but it was of the bat hitting the surface.
  • 30.3Outside off, Buttler calmly lets it carry to the keeper.
  • 30.2Cummins hits the deck hard on off, Buttler defends it towards point.
  • 30.1Good length ball on off, Buttler defends it off the front foot.
  • 29.6Edged but safe! Shorter and spins away sharply off the deck. Stokes looks to defend off the back foot with soft hands but gets a thick outside edge. Luckily it goes to the left of slip on the bounce. Smith there dives to that side and saves runs for his side. 85/4
  • 29.5On middle and leg, Stokes tucks it to the on side.
  • 29.4Floated on off, Stokes bends his back and keeps it down.
  • 29.3Slightly shorter on off, Ben defends this one off the back foot.
  • 29.2Flighted on off, Stokes starts his innings with a solid front foot defense.
  • Vice captain replaces the skipper out in the middle. Ben Stokes is the new man in.
  • 29.1OUT! Caught! Body blow for England! Their skipper is out of here and the man who was going to be dangerous has got his third victim. A proper off spinners wicket this. Flighted delivery outside off, it spins in. Root looks to defend but the ball spins more than he expected. It takes the inside edge of the bat and goes straight to short leg. Bancroft there does really well and takes a very good sharp catch. Root has been the pillar of this English batting line-up and he was going to be crucial if they wanted to survive this Test but this wicket has massively turned the match in Australia's favour.
  • 28.6This time Buttler defends it off the front foot. 85/3
  • 28.5NOT OUT! Umpire's call it is. Good length ball pitching around off, it nips back in sharply. Buttler looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. Australian players put in a huge and confident appeal. The umpire though is unmoved. Paine takes the review straightaway. Hawk Eye rolls in and shows that the ball was clipping the leg pole but not enough to overturn.
  • Australia have taken a review for LBW! They have taken it straightaway. Let us see what the replays have to say.
  • 28.4Proper bounce on this one. It is once again outside off, Jos is not going to tease that.
  • 28.3OHH! That was close. Good length ball outside off, it comes back in and also keeps low. Buttler shoulders arms to it and luckily for him it misses the stumps.
  • 28.2Short ball on off and middle, this one rises. One of the odd one that has raised. Buttler ducks under it.
  • 28.1Good length ball on off, Root glances it to the on side and gets to the other end.
  • Pat Cummins is now brought on.
  • 27.6Flighted on off, this ball keeps low. Buttler flicks it wide of short leg but does not take a run. 84/3
  • 27.5Flighted on the pads, Buttler looks to flick but the ball spins away and lobs in front of first slip.
  • 27.4Floated on off, Buttler defends it off the inner half of his bat.
  • 27.3Tossed up outside off, Jos leaves it alone.
  • 27.2Off spinner on off, Buttler flicks it wide of short leg.
  • 27.1Drifter outside off, Buttler covers his off pole and leaves it alone.
  • 26.6Nicely flicked. Fuller on middle and off, Root flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a couple. 84/3
  • 26.5Outside off, Root defends it to point.
  • 26.4Length ball around off, Root defends it towards point and looks for a non-existent run and Buttler sensibly sends him back.
  • 26.3Buttler is off the mark! Length delivery on the body, Jos tucks it towards backward square leg and gets a single.
  • 26.2Good length ball on off, JR defends it towards cover and gets to the other end.
  • 26.1Fuller ball on off, Root defends it off the front foot.
  • Pat Cummins was given the ball but at the last minute the ball is given back to Siddle.
  • 25.6A brave leave! A good one in the end. Lyon bowls this flatter and outside off, Buttler covers his off pole and lets it be. Why brave? Because with the ball turning so much, you would not want to take that risk. End of another successful over for Lyon. 80/3
  • Jos Buttler is the new man in.
  • 25.5OUT! There is a clear edge! Not sure how he did not know that. England have lost one of their reviews. Lyon takes another. Denly's poor run with the bat continues and England in deep, deep trouble here. Lyon's ploy to come from around the wicket has worked. He floats it up on off, it pitches and turns back in. Denly looks to work it on the leg side but the ball hits the inside edge then the pad and lobs to Bancroft at short leg. Australia are celebrating and the umpire gives it out for caught. Denly walks upto his partner and reviews at the very end. Replays roll in and Ultra Edge shows a spike. Denly has to take the long walk back. Australia 7 wickets away now.
  • Denly reviews right at the end. He has been given out caught at short leg. Is there an edge? He would surely know.
  • 25.4Quicker and on off, Denly defends it nicely.
  • 25.3Lands on off and this is shorter. Root goes back and works it through square leg for one.
  • 25.2On middle and turning back in. Denly works it through square leg for one.
  • 25.1Fires it full and on the pads, Root plays the sweep towards deep square leg for one.
  • 24.6Good length delivery on off, Denly blocks it off the back foot. 77/2
  • 24.5BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery! On a good length and just outside off, Denly looks to defend but misses it due to the sharp inswinger on this one.
  • 24.4On a good length on off, Denly plays it to covers.
  • 24.3Good length delivery outside off, Denly lets it go.
  • 24.2Full again on middle, Denly plays it to mid-wicket.
  • 24.1Siddle bowls full on middle, Denly flicks it to short mid-wicket.
  • 23.6FOUR BYES! No chance for the keeper there. This is down the leg side, it spins away further. Root lets it be. Paine fails to collect it and it goes to the fine leg fence. 77/2
  • 23.5That stays low! Well played in the end! This is flatter and outside off, does not take off. Denly gets his bat down in time, works it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 23.4Loopy ball outside off, Denly once again plays the sweep but this time it hits the short leg fielder.
  • 23.3Plays the sweep shot and does so nicely but only for a run towards deep square leg.
  • 23.2Down the leg side, this is worked to short fine leg.
  • 23.1Flatter and on middle, Denly works it through square leg for one.
  • 22.6On a length and outside off, Root taps it to point. 70/2
  • 22.5Outside off, the skipper leaves it alone.
  • 22.4Bowls it down the leg side, Root looks to go after it but misses it.
  • 22.3Good length delivery on off, Root blocks it off the back foot.
  • 22.2On a good length on off, Root keeps it out.
  • 22.1Full on middle, Root flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 21.6FOUR! Another sweep shot! Denly may have realized that is one way to counter the big spin. He hits it well enough again, this time through mid-wicket for a boundary. End of an action-packed over. 9 and a wicket from it. 68/2
  • 21.5FOUR! Nicely played! Brings the sweep shot out, hits it really well through mid-wicket and bags a boundary.
  • 21.4Almost! This is lovely by Lyon. This is floated up outside off, it turns back in. Denly looks to defend but the ball hits the inside edge, then hits the pads and just about kisses the off pole.
  • 21.3Another appeal! This is on off and turns back in sharply. Denly looks to work it on the leg side but it clips the pads and goes to Paine who appeals but the umpire shakes his head.
  • Joe Denly is the new man in.
  • 21.2OUT! TIMBER! What was Roy doing there? He has literally thrown his wicket away. His patience runs out. He was playing so well, leaving the balls outside off, showing so much responsibility but eventually rush of blood has cost England here. Two down now 8 to go. Roy dances down the track as Lyon tosses it up outside off. Roy is nowhere near the pitch of the ball but still tries to go big. The ball turns back in. He misses and the stumps behind are disturbed.
  • 21.1Swept and done so nicely, towards deep square leg for one.
  • 20.6A single to end as Root works this one through square leg. 59/1
  • 20.5EDGY FOUR! This is just outside off, it is on a length. Root plays inside the line with soft hands. It goes off the outside edge down to third man for a boundary.
  • 20.4Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
  • 20.3Outside off, the batter lets it be.
  • 20.2On off, blocked.
  • 20.1BEAUTY! This is just outside off, Root has a poke at it and gets beaten.
  • 19.6Flatter and outside off, this one turns back in. Roy at the very end, keeps it out. 54/1
  • 19.5Loopy ball on off, Roy defends it out.
  • 19.4Another good shot! This is very full and on off, Roy leans into it and strokes it through mid off for two.
  • 19.3FOUR! Excellent shot. Tossed up on middle, Roy sweeps it hard through square leg for a boundary.
  • 19.2Flighted delivery on middle, Root comes down the track and flicks it towards square leg for a run.
  • 19.1Floated delivery outside off, Root looks to sweep but misses it and gets hit low on the pads.
  • 18.6A beauty to end a top over! On off and it straightens again. Roy looks to push at it but gets beaten. 47/1
  • 18.5Too high! This is around middle and it jags back in. Roy looks to defend but gets hit high on the pads. An appeal but it is turned down.
  • 18.4Good length on off, Roy defends it.
  • 18.3EDGED AND FOUR! Paine was wrong footed there. Lucky escape for Roy. Siddle goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batter. Paine looking at the original trajectory, moves to his left. The ball pitches and straightens. Roy is squared up as he tries to defend. The ball goes off the outside edge past the diving Paine who does so to his right and to the third man fence. Paine was moving towards the left as the ball came towards him and hence, it was difficult to adjust.
  • 18.2On a good length and outside off, Roy shoulders his arms to this one.
  • 18.1Full on middle, Roy drives it to mid on.
  • DRINKS BREAK!
  • 17.6Another appeal but this is doing too much. This lands on middle and turns back in. Root looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but it is turned down. 43/1
  • 17.5Floats it up outside off, it turns back in. Root plays it with his bat behind the pad. It hits the pad. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. He feels Root has played a shot there and Paine is not happy with that as he feels Root did not.
  • 17.4That spit off the surface! It pitches around off and turns back in and there is also extra bounce. Root does well to take one hand off the handle and work it on the leg side.
  • 17.3Flatter and shorter outside off, Root goes back and pushes it through covers for two.
  • 17.2Uses his feet but does not quite get to the pitch of the ball. He works it to mid on.
  • 17.1Shorter on off, this is worked with the turn to mid-wicket.
  • Nathan Lyon is on!
  • 16.6Fuller and on off, Root pushes it towards cover for one. Another eventful over comes to an end. 41/1
  • 16.5Outside off, left alone.
  • 16.4NOT OUT! There is an inside edge and a big one! The umpire is really not having a good day here. His second wrong decision today. This is on off and it jags back in. Root looks to defend but there are two sounds. One is surely of the ball hitting the pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger. Root reviews and Ultra Edge shows there is a big spike.
  • Root is given out LBW again! He reviews again. If no inside edge, it looks out.
  • 16.3BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Root looks to play inside the line of the delivery but misses it.
  • 16.2Good length delivery outside off, Root leaves it alone.
  • 16.1On a good length and outside off, Root shoulders his arms to this one.
  • Peter Siddle is on!
  • 15.6The batsman defends it from within the crease. 40/1
  • 15.5FOUR! Creamed! Fuller and on off, Roy leans into it and drives it crisply through covers. Bags another boundary.
  • 15.4The batsman defends it from within the crease. They pick up a single.
  • 15.3Back of a length on middle, Root defends it late. He almost ends up chopping it onto the stumps. He though was aware to hit as he was ready to push it away with the bat.
  • 15.3NO BALL! Cummins oversteps. A bumper on middle, Root ducks under it.
  • 15.2Back of a length on off, Root stands tall and keeps it out.
  • 15.1On a good length on middle, Root defends it off the back foot.
  • 14.6Good length delivery on off, Roy keeps it out. 34/1
  • 14.5Bowls a bouncer outside leg, Roy does well to duck under it. Tim Paine dives to his left to collect it.
  • Roy once again complains about some noise coming from the stumps area. The umpires have called the ground staff out. A change of stumps maybe? Yes, the middle stump has been changed.
  • 14.4On off, Roy defends it to mid off.
  • There is some issue with the stumps here. The umpire is having a look. Not sure what the exact issue is. It has been solved and we are all set to continue.
  • 14.3FOUR! Just a push there by Roy! Pattinson goes fuller and around off, Roy leans into it and strokes it through covers. Mid off gives it a chase but he has no chance.
  • 14.2On the stumps, Roy defends it towards mid on.
  • 14.1Good length and outside off, Roy lets it be.
  • 13.6FOUR! A little too full this time and Root bags a boundary. On off, Root strokes it with the full face of the bat past mid off. Mid on gives it a chase but finishes second best. 30/1
  • 13.5Just outside off, Root once again looks to play at it at first but then bails out.
  • 13.4Works it with the angle down to fine leg and gets to the other end.
  • 13.3Outside off, Roy covers his off pole and leaves it.
  • 13.2Cuts him into half there! This is outside off and on a length. It comes back in. Roy pushes outside the line and misses. The ball goes close past the off pole.
  • 13.1On a good length on off, Roy defends it off the front foot.
  • 12.6NOT OUT! Going down leg! A successful review by Root. England will breathe a sigh of relief as this would have been a body blow for England. Pattinson angles this into the pads. Root looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards the leg side as the batters run a leg bye. In the meantime, the bowler is appealing. The umpire raises his finger. Root reviews immediately. Replays roll in and they show the on-field call has to be overturned. Also, the run will be cancelled as the umpire had given Root out. 25/1
  • Big moment in the game! Root has been given out LBW. He reviews. This could be a good review.
  • 12.5FOUR! Too short and too easy for Root. He gets off the mark with a boundary. Shorter and around off, Joe stands tall and punches it through covers. No stopping that.
  • 12.4Way too wide outside off, Root lets it be.
  • 12.3Was there an edge? Paine did feel so. Warner had a 'not very sure' look on his face. This is shorter and outside off, Root looks to punch it through the off side but misses. The ball goes low and to the right of Paine who takes and appeals. He is the only one doing so. The umpire is not interested. He does not review. Ultra Edge does show a small spike but not sure what was that off.
  • 12.2Once again a good stop! Lyon it is! Shorter and around off, Root guides it towards point where Nathan dives to his left and saves two at least.
  • 12.1Even the fielders are backing up the bowlers! A good stop by the fielder. This is on the pads, Root works it towards mid-wicket. The fielder dives to his left and stops it.
  • 12.1Pattinson is giving him good support. He oversteps this time but still. He lands it outside off and on a length. Root makes a leave.
  • 11.6That is a rippa! Lethal stuff from Cummins. Once again goes wide of the crease and lands it on off, gets it to straighten. Roy is beaten all ends up as he tries to defend. Cummins is amidst a brilliant spell here. Exactly what we are use to seeing from him and something we missed in the first innings. 20/1
  • 11.5Cummins looks up for it today! He bowls a sharp bumper now which Roy ducks under it.
  • 11.4Goes wide of the crease and bowls it just outside off, left alone.
  • 11.3Another good ball! This lands outside off and straightens. Roy keeps it out.
  • 11.2Another one on a length and around off, it is defended.
  • 11.1Just behind a driving length outside off, Roy lets it be. A cautious approach maybe by the opener or he tends to go hard at such deliveries.
  • 10.6Slightly fuller and around off, Root defends it out. 20/1
  • 10.5Back of a length and on off, Root defends it onto the ground.
  • 10.4OHHH! Outside off, Root initially looks to play at it but then realizes he need not so lets it be.
  • 10.3A little too straight, Roy works it through mid-wicket and a single taken.
  • 10.2Back of a length and on off, Roy stands tall and defends it out.
  • 10.1A good short one by Pattinson this time. It is on the body, Roy moves out of the way.
  • 9.6Goes shorter again, not the same zip on it as the last ball. Root blocks it out. 19/1
  • Joe Root is the new batsman in.
  • 9.5OUT! In the air... taken! 1 down, 9 to go! Cummins bowls an absolute brute of a delivery to get the centurion of the first innings. It is shorter in length and Cummins bends his back on this one. Skids through and also gets big on the batter. Burns does not have enough time to move out of the way so he looks to fend at it. The ball hits the higher portion of the bat and lobs towards point where Lyon takes a dolly. Early wicket for Australia, ideal start for them.
  • 9.4On the fuller side again on middle, Burns strokes it back to the bowler.
  • 9.3Around off and on a fuller length, Rory pushes it towards covers.
  • 9.2Bowls it outside off, Burns lets it be.
  • 9.1Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batter, Roy looks to defend but it goes off the inner half wide of mid on for one.
  • 8.6Down the leg side, the batter looks to flick but misses. 18/0
  • 8.5Back of a length on middle, blocked.
  • 8.4A loud shout but nothing from the umpire! This is angled into the pads. Roy looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but it is going down leg. The ball rolls towards the leg side and a leg bye is taken. No signal from the umpire so there might be a faint edge. Ultra Edge confirms that.
  • 8.3Goes fuller this time and on middle, Roy shows the full face of the bat and strokes it to mid on.
  • 8.2Closer to the off pole this time but not close enough to make the batter play.
  • 8.1A loosener to begin! Full and wide outside off, Roy lets it be.
  • James Pattinson to bowl from the other end.
  • 7.6Another one outside off, Burns lets it be. A good comeback by Cummins after going for a boundary on the first ball. 17/0
  • 7.5This lands on middle and then angles away. Burns goes back and keeps it out.
  • 7.4Another delivery which is outside the off pole, Burns shoulders arms to this one.
  • 7.3This one is bowled outside off, Burns lets it be.
  • 7.2A beauty! Excellent comeback! He drags his length back a little and lands it on off, it goes away with the angle. Burns looks to defend but does so inside the line. The ball whizzes past the outside edge.
  • 7.1FOUR! That is a confident start by Burns. A lovely defensive push for a boundary. On a length and around off, Burns pushes it through extra cover and the ball races away to the fence.
  • We are all set to begin Day 5. It is bright and sunny at the moment which is probably good for England. Their batters, Jason Roy and Rory Burns, will resume their innings. The Australian players are out in a huddle. They seemed quite relax. The visitors now make their way to the middle. Pat Cummins, who did not bowl an over yesterday, will start the proceedings for Australia. Three slips and a gully in place. Here we go...
  • The equation is simple today, Australia need 10 wickets to take a 1-0 lead whereas England have to score 385 in around 90 overs if they are to win the first Test. The latter part looks improbable so one would assume, the hosts would look to play out for a draw. The wicket yesterday was on the slower side but being the 5th day, there might just be more wear and tear and more assistance to the bowlers. It is not going to be easy for the home side. The first session, actually, the first hour is the important one. If England play that out without much damage, they would back themselves to save this game. An exciting day of cricket waits ahead. Welcome to the coverage.
  • ... Day 5, Session 1 ...
  • England on the other hand, will probably first try and save this game! They need another 385 runs but scoring that in one day, is quite impossible. The hosts need to go session by session, analyze their position and then see how they need to go about things. They have a batting line-up capable of surviving a whole day but will they be able to do so? We will find out on Day 5 as all the action begins at 1100 local (1000 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
  • Australia can be very pleased with where they are in the game at the moment! However, one could argue they could have declared a lot earlier. Hindsight is always a good thing. They still are favorites to win this game after tons from Smith and Wade. They have around 90 overs on Monday to take the 10 England wickets and by the look of things, the wicket is assisting the spinner so probably, Nathan Lyon will be the key for them.
  • England will enter Day 5, without any damage being done! Their openers have survived the nervy period. There were many oohs and aahs but they will be happy with the fact that they have not lost a wicket. They though are still way behind in the game.
  • 6.6Almost does produce some magic on the last ball! A beauty to start the over, a jaffa to finish. Still though, one would feel, he was pretty short in the last over. The last ball though was bowled just behind a driving length outside off, Roy initially looks to push at it, does so tentatively but luckily for him, he gets beaten. He survives. THAT IS STUMPS ON DAY 4! 13/0
  • 6.5Too short again! Easy for Roy. He goes back and keeps it out. One ball to negotiate for Jason.
  • 6.4Once again on the shorter side, Roy works it through square leg and takes an easy two.
  • 6.3A bit short again, Roy stands tall and keeps it out. Pattinson needs to be a little fuller here. Three balls to go before Stumps.
  • 6.2Goes short and on the body, Roy looks to play it cautiously but misses to get hit on the thigh pad.
  • 6.1That is a gem! Can't do a lot about it. This is angled into the off pole, pitches and moves away. Roy plays the original trajectory but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
  • 5.6The straighter one to end. It is on middle, Burns defends it out. 11/0
  • 5.5That is a beauty! Just unplayable! This pitches on middle and then turns square. Burns does nothing wrong as he tries to defend but due to the spin, the ball almost kisses the outside edge and the off pole.
  • 5.4Extremely full, the spin is out of contention there. Roy jams it out towards covers for one.
  • 5.3Quicker and fuller outside off, a waste of a delivery. Roy lets it be.
  • 5.2Gives it air and bowls it slightly fuller outside off, Roy defends it out.
  • 5.1Flatter and on off, this one turns back in. Roy goes back and keeps it out.
  • 4.6On the pads of Burns, he flicks it towards square leg. 10/0
  • 4.5Again length ball on off, Burns plays this one towards mid off.
  • 4.4This time shorter in length, Burns defends it off the back foot towards mid off.
  • 4.3Solid front foot defense offered by Burns. Pattinson bowls it full on middle and off, Rory gets on the front foot and defends it back to the bowler.
  • 4.2On the hips of Burns, he tucks it towards square leg.
  • 4.1Outside off to start off by Pattinson. Burns lets it go.
  • James Pattinson is into the attack.
  • 3.6Brilliantly bowled again! Slows it up one more time and floats it wider outside off. He wants Roy to go after it. Roy does so with hard hands. The ball turns back in and it goes off the inner half to mid-wicket. A good over this by Lyon. 10/0
  • 3.5Lovely! Excellent! Gives it flight and lands it around off, Roy lunges and tries to defend but due to the turn back in, it goes off the inner half to mid-wicket.
  • 3.4Very short this time, Roy has enough time to go back and push it through covers for two.
  • 3.3Not the right shot that. This is shorter and outside off, Roy goes back and looks to cut but the ball skids through and beats the bat.
  • 3.2That was good! Fuller than the last one. Roy goes back to a ball he should play forward to. It stays low. Roy though does well to get his bat down in time.
  • 3.1Flatter and outside off, Roy goes back and pushes it to covers. Once again Lyon is a little too short.
  • 2.6Again outside off but the ball nips back in this time. Burns again leaves it as he exactly knows where his stumps are. 8/0
  • 2.5Outside off on a length, Burns shoulders arms to it.
  • 2.4Fuller this time, just outside the off pole, it takes the leading edge of Burns' bat and goes towards the 4th slip fielder as he dives to his left and stops it.
  • 2.3Length ball outside off, it shapes away after pitching. Burns shoulders arms to it.
  • 2.2Short of a length ball on off, Burns blocks it out to the off side.
  • 2.1Full ball on the off pole, Burns pushes it through long on. The fielders give it a chase and cut it off as the batters take two.
  • 1.6Gives it a lot of air and lands it on off, Roy leans forward and keeps it out. Lyon was a little too short in his first over. Needs to get it right quickly, not a lot of overs to be bowled today. 6/0
  • 1.5Flatter and shorter again, Roy goes back and works it to short leg.
  • 1.4Well bowled! He floats it up outside off, the ball pitches and then turns back in. Roy lunges and keeps it out.
  • 1.3Flatter and on middle, it is shorter in length. Burns works it through mid-wicket and takes three.
  • 1.2Flatter and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • 1.1Flatter but down the leg side. Roy lets it be.
  • 0.6Length ball outside off, Burns shoulders arms to it. 2/0
  • 0.5Again on the hips of Burns, he tucks it towards mid-wicket.
  • 0.4On the pads of Burns, he has flicked this one onto the leg side.
  • 0.3Goes back to bowling length and on off, Burns defends it onto the ground.
  • 0.2England are underway! A fuller ball around off, Burns strokes it through covers and the batsmen take two.
  • 0.1On a good length and outside off, Burns lets it be.

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