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AUS vs ENG, 2021 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
473/9d&230/9d
236&192 (113.1)
Australia beat England by 275 runs
That ends the coverage from the second Test match of the Ashes. Australia have taken a 2-0 lead in the series and are favorites now to retain the urn. But England cannot be ruled out yet. They will look to fighback and give their rivals a hard time. The third Test match will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26th of December from 10.30 am local (11.30 pm GMT, previous day). Do join us for that match. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
Marnus Labuschagne, Player of the Match, says that credit to Warner was batting so well. Mentions that he tried to absorb the pressure but says that when one has Warner in a team, it becomes easier. Tells that he congratulated himself on how he played. Adds that to get the win is very special and it is important to not get the foot off the pedal. Tells that playing with Neser and Richardson is brilliant and they are both unique and are brilliant in their own forms. Says that all his wishes are coming true and mentions that getting his first Ashes ton is special but is disappointed that he didn't make it into a big one despite getting a few chances.
Steven Smith, the skipper of Australia, says that he was not nervous and he enjoyed himself out there in the middle. Mentions that Jos Buttler played really well out there, he showed some resilience along with Woakes and Ollie Robinson. But they had to stay calm and wait for the right ball to get the wickets. Mentions that, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne's partnership set things up for them and Mitchell Starc led the attack very well. He hit the right lengths and kept attacking the batsman. Also, he adds, Cameron Green was not supposed to bowl today as they had to manage his workload, but had to bowl a few overs because the situation demanded. He further adds that, Marcus Harris has been in the nets and should not overthink it and should just trust the process. Concludes by saying that, they have entertaining people in these difficult Covid time as the protocols are very high and says that they will go about doing their business as good as they can.
Joe Root, the England skipper, says that it was a rough day yesterday. Adds that they did not bowl the right lengths in the first innings and they had to bowl fuller, which they did in the second innings and managed to get wickets. Adds that it was disappointing because they made the same mistake four years ago. Mentions that they need to be better and they still have a chance to come back in the series. Further adds that they are confident and have to be confident and they will be hoping not the repeat the same mistakes again. On being asked about Buttler's innings, Joe Root, says that they need that kind of attitude, and mindset throughout the series.
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Earlier, Australia set the tone in the first innings itself by posting 473 runs on the board where David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Alex Carey made significant contributions whereas the lower-order too made handy runs before Steven Smith decided to declare. England faced collapse as they went from 150-2 to 236 all out where only Dawid Malan and Joe Root scored the bulk of runs for them. Steven Smith didn't enforce the follow on and his side added another 230 runs giving England a target of 467 runs. England faced the same issue as they lost wickets in heap and except Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes, no one showed grit and determination and in the end they lost by 275 runs.
It looked like Australia would quickly wrap things up in the second session as they needed just 4 wickets to win but they had to toil hard to get the remaining wickets. With the new ball too, the bowlers didn't get much out of it until Jhye Richardson bowled a peach of a delivery to dismiss Chris Woakes. The bowlers were made to work very hard to get the wickets and only got one more wicket before Tea. With just 2 wickets needed in the final session, it was always easy for them to get it as they had to bowl it under lights and only had Jos Buttler as a challenge in front of them but he himself made it easy for them by knocking himself out and then Jhye Richardson made his day special by scalping the final wicket, picking up his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket and giving Australia a victory.
Drawing the Test match was always an improbable task for England but credit to Jos Buttler for showing such grit, temperament, determination and an impressive rearguard. He faced 207 balls to give his side a chance to draw this Test but all the hard-work ended as Buttler hit the wicket himself. Chris Woakes too batted brillaintly and built a 61-run stand with him but got out. Ollie Robinson too showed a bit of a fight but Nathan Lyon had him before the Tea break and England had only 2 wickets in their tank especially with final session being played under the lights. Once Jos Buttler fell, it was just a matter of time for the Australian pacers to get the final wicket.
There it is! Australia have scalped those 2 wickets in no time. It fits perfectly as well as Jhye Richardson bags a fifer to his name. He is the man of the hour at the moment. Maiden five-wicket haul for him in Test cricket. Got a chance to prove himself with Hazlewood and Cummins out of this Test, he showed his worth and how. Australia have conquered Gabba and Adelaide now and have a 2-0 lead in the series.
End Of The Over 113.1 : 192/10
0 Runs
  • W113.1
J. Anderson
2 (5)
S. Broad
9 (31)
J. Richardson
19.1-9-42-5
113.1
W
Jhye Richardson To James Anderson OUT!
OUT! That's it! This ends England's fight! Jhye Richardson gets the final wicket of James Anderson and gets his 5-wicket haul. A short delivery, on the body. James Anderson jumps and gets a thick outside edge towards gully. Cameron Green there holds on to that comfortably. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 275 runs!
End Of The Over 113 : 192/9
4 Runs
  • 4112.1
  • 0112.2
  • 0112.3
  • 0112.4
  • 0112.5
  • 0112.6
S. Broad
9 (31)
J. Anderson
2 (4)
M. Starc
27-10-43-2
112.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
And again! A back of a length, around off. Stuart Broad jumps again and defends it out on to silly point.
112.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
Short of a length, on the body. Stuart Broad jumps snd blocks it out.
112.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
Back of a length, on the pads. Stuart Broad tucks it towards short fine leg.
112.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
A length ball, outside off. Stuart Broad stands tall and pushes it to point. Nathan Lyon dives and makes a good stop there.
112.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
Short of a length, over middle. Stuart Broad ducks under it.
112.1
4
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
FOUR! Mitchell Starc serves a good-length delivery, outside off. Stuart Broad manages to get an outside edge past point all the way for a boundary.
End Of The Over 112 : 188/9
5 Runs
  • 0111.1
  • 0111.2
  • 2111.3
  • 1111.4
  • 2111.5
  • 0111.6
J. Anderson
2 (4)
S. Broad
5 (25)
J. Richardson
19-9-42-4
111.6
0
Jhye Richardson To James Anderson
Good-length ball, on off. James Anderson defends it out.
111.5
2
Jhye Richardson To James Anderson
Right into the blockhole, on off. James Anderson steers it towards third man for a brace.
111.4
1
Jhye Richardson To Stuart Broad
England survive another delivery. Back of a length, outside off. Stuart Broad gets squared up as he tries to cut. The ball goes off the leading edge past gully for a single.
111.3
2
Jhye Richardson To Stuart Broad
Good-length ball, outside off. Stuart Broad looks to drive it on the up. The ball goes off the inner half towards mid on for a couple of runs.
111.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Stuart Broad
Full and on off. Stuart Broad drives this one towards mid off.
111.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Stuart Broad
OHHH! Close! Good-length ball, around off. Stuart Broad looks to heave it away but misses. The ball was whiskers away from hitting the off pole.
End Of The Over 111 : 183/9
1 Runs
  • 0110.1
  • 0110.2
  • 0110.3
  • 1110.4
  • 0110.5
  • 0110.6
J. Anderson
0 (2)
S. Broad
2 (21)
M. Starc
26-10-39-2
110.6
0
Mitchell Starc To James Anderson
Short of a length again, on off. Anderson stands up on his toes and taps it to the off side.
110.5
0
Mitchell Starc To James Anderson
Back of a length, on off. Anderson works it to the off side.
110.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
Back of a length, on off. Broad hops and taps it towards covers for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but misses.
110.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
Short ball, down leg. Broad tries to fend it away but takes his eyes off the ball.
110.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
On a good length, on middle. Broad defends it towards covers.
110.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
Good-length ball, on middle and leg. Broad looks to defend but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Australia appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no.
End Of The Over 110 : 182/9
0 Runs
  • 0109.1
  • 0109.2
  • 0109.3
  • 0109.4
  • 0109.5
  • W109.6
J. Buttler
26 (207)
S. Broad
1 (17)
J. Richardson
18-9-37-4
109.6
W
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler OUT!
OUT! HIT-WICKET! Buttler's resilience ends in a bizarre way! Richardson serves a shorter delivery, outside off. Buttler waits back and cuts it to point. He stands so deep in the crease that he knocks the base of the stump with his boot. Jos Buttler gets a standing ovation as he walks back, and he truly deserves that. There goes England's last hope.
109.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Beaten! Serves it on a length, outside off. Jos Buttler gets beaten as the ball zips past through his inside edge.
109.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, outside off. Jos Buttler leaves it alone.
Cannot help but liken this rearguard action from Jos Buttler to the one showed by South Africa's Faf du Plessis 9 years ago, at this very ground. Faf had stayed unbeaten on 110 from a mammoth 376 balls, spending 466 minutes at the crease, ensuring that his team did not lose. Buttler has just crossed the 200-mark here in terms of balls faced. A key difference is that Faf had AB de Villiers to see off nearly two sessions. Here, it has been Buttler trusting his own abilities and shepherding the lower order. Either ways, magnificent to watch. Make no mistake - Australia have thrown everything that they possibly could have - but Buttler and England's lower order have been defiantly stubborn. Counting the overs now - 24 to go after this.
109.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Short of a length, around middle and off. Jos Buttler pulls but gets a bottom edge towards short fine leg.
109.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Good-length delivery, outside the off pole. Jos Buttler offers no shot on that.
109.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Jhye Richardson starts off with a shortish delivery, outside off. Jos Buttler stands tall and punches it to covers.
Jhye Richardson to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 109 : 182/8
2 Runs
  • 1108.1
  • 0108.2
  • 0108.3
  • 0108.4
  • 0108.5
  • 1108.6
J. Buttler
26 (201)
S. Broad
1 (17)
M. Starc
25-10-38-2
108.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Fuller, outside off. Buttler drives but gets an inside edge towards fine leg. A single taken.
108.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Over the wicket now, back of a length, angling across. Jos Buttler leaves it alone.
108.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Change of angle this time. Goes 'round the wicket, serves a short ball, on the pads. Jos Buttler plays it towards the short leg fielder.
108.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
A length ball, on the pads this time. Jos Buttler taps it to the man at short leg.
108.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On a length, on the fourth stump channel. Jos Buttler leaves that alone.
108.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
On a good length, around off. Stuart Broad manages to get cut it past point through the outer half of his bat. The batter settle for a single.,
We are back for the final session! Australian players stride out to the middle. Jos Buttler and Stuart Broad to resume their innings. Mitchell Starc to start the final session with the ball.
... DAY 5, SESSION 3 ...
The hosts could have sealed the deal here as Tea was extended since only 2 wickets were needed. But they still managed to grab two wickets in the session. They are just two away from extending their lead in this series. Nathan Lyon has been on the money this time, he has served those flighted deliveries, on perfect line and length and made the batters struggle. They will have to go into the final session of the day to pick up the two wickets. The final session will be played under lights and it will get more tough for English batters to battle out. Will Jos Buttler fight it out for this side? Or is it only a matter of time that Australia scalp the final 2 wickets? Do join us at 7.50 pm local (0920 GMT) for the final session which promises to be a thriller.
Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes started off right where they left off from. They were on top in the first half-hour of the session, but Woakes fell soon to a ripper by Jhye Richarson. Ollie Robinson did well to hang in there but he too failed to hold on and was dismissed by Nathan Lyon! Jos Buttler is still out there in the middle and has been terrific and has shown immense grit and determination.
Another session, and yet again it belongs to Australia. But, England survive! Australia's hunt for the wicket continues! Probably this session was not completely dominated by the hosts, as England were as solid as a rock in the session courtesy to Jos Buttler who has batted for over four hours now. They have managed to scrape through the second session, Australia would be a little frustrated here, but they still have one full session to grab the final 2 wickets.
End Of The Over 108 : 180/8
0 Runs
  • 0107.1
  • 0107.2
  • 0107.3
  • 0107.4
  • 0107.5
  • 0107.6
J. Buttler
25 (196)
S. Broad
0 (16)
T. Head
1-1-0-0
107.6
0
Travis Head To Jos Buttler
Outside off. Jos Buttler puts a massive stride forward before letting it go. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 5!
107.5
0
Travis Head To Jos Buttler
Loopy ball, around off. Jos Buttler defends it off the back foot.
107.4
0
Travis Head To Jos Buttler
Floated, outside off. Jos Buttler defends it out.
107.3
0
Travis Head To Jos Buttler
Loopy ball, on leg. Jos Buttler tucks it to short leg.
107.2
0
Travis Head To Jos Buttler
Around off, shorter in length. Jos Buttler hangs back and defends it out.
107.1
0
Travis Head To Jos Buttler
Flatter delivery, on middle. Jos Buttler stands tall and blocks it out.
Review! Stuart Broad has reviewed a LBW decision. The replay rolls in and shows Broad has got a slight inside edge on to the pads. The decision has been overturned and Stuart Broad survives.
End Of The Over 107 : 180/8
0 Runs
  • 0106.1
  • 0106.2
  • 0106.3
  • 0106.4
  • 0106.5
  • 0106.6
S. Broad
0 (16)
J. Buttler
25 (190)
N. Lyon
39-16-55-2
106.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Outside off, Stuart Broad tries to pad it away but misses.
106.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
NOT OUT! Loopy ball, on middle. Stuart Broad gets forward and looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Nathan Lyon appeals for an LBW and the umpire took his time before raising his finger. Stuart Broad goes for the review. UlraEdge shows that there is an inside edge indeed which means that the original decision will be reversed. Stuart Broad survives.
106.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Around off. Broad prods and blocks it out.
106.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Ohhh! Tossed up, spinning away from on, Stuart Broad presses forward to defend but the ball sneaks past the outside edge.
106.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Tossed up, outside off. Left alone.
106.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Fuller, on off. Stuart Broad presses forward and defends it off the inside edge to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 106 : 180/8
0 Runs
  • 0105.1
  • 0105.2
  • 0105.3
  • 0105.4
  • 0105.5
  • 0105.6
J. Buttler
25 (190)
S. Broad
0 (10)
C. Green
9-5-9-0
105.6
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
On a length, on off, the ball keeps a touch low. Jos Buttler blocks it from the crease.
105.5
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
On a length, on off. Jos Buttler tries to defend. The ball goes off the inside edge to square leg.
105.4
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, on middle. Jos Buttler defends it out.
105.3
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Attacks the stumps this time, Jos Buttler covers the line and pushes it back to the bowler.
105.2
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, on middle, coming back in. Jos Buttler hops and looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
105.1
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Fuller, on off. Jos Buttler drives it through covers but doesn't take a single as he wants to keep the strike and rightly so.
End Of The Over 105 : 180/8
0 Runs
  • 0104.1
  • 0104.2
  • 0104.3
  • 0104.4
  • 0104.5
  • 0104.6
S. Broad
0 (10)
J. Buttler
25 (184)
N. Lyon
38-15-55-2
104.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Loopy ball, outside off. Stuart Broad gets into the line and pads it away.
104.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Fuller, on off. Broad drives it towards covers.
104.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Quicker this time, outside off. Broad pushes it to cover.
104.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Flighted delivery, on middle. Stuart Broad has blocked that on front foot.
104.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Loopy delivery, turning it away again, outside off. Stuart Broad leans forward and offers no shot.
104.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Tosses it up, outside off. Stuart Broad leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 104 : 180/8
0 Runs
  • 0103.1
  • 0103.2
  • 0103.3
  • 0103.4
  • 0103.5
  • 0103.6
J. Buttler
25 (184)
S. Broad
0 (4)
C. Green
8-4-9-0
103.6
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Short of a length, on off. Jos Buttler stays back and defends.
TEA EXTENDED. Yes. Because England are 8 down, the scheduled time when Tea would be taken has been extended by 15 minutes. So the break will now happen at 7.25 pm local (0855 GMT).
103.5
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Short but down the leg side. Jos Buttler leaves it alone.
103.4
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, outside off. Jos Buttler defends it out.
103.3
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
This is nudged to mid on.
103.2
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, on off, nipping back in. Jos Buttler shoulders arms. The ball brushes his thighs and carries through to the keeper.
103.1
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
On a good length, on middle. Buttler blocks it out.
End Of The Over 103 : 180/8
2 Runs
  • 0102.1
  • W102.2
  • 0102.3
  • 2 B102.4
  • 0102.5
  • 0102.6
S. Broad
0 (4)
J. Buttler
25 (178)
N. Lyon
37-14-55-2
102.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Tossed up, outside off. Left alone. What an eventful over from Nathan Lyon.
Time for DRS! Australia have reviewed a LBW decision. Ball Tracker confirms that the ball would have gone over the stumps. The decision stands.
102.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
NOT OUT! That was close! Loopy ball, on off. Stuart Broad pads it away. Huge appeal from Australia for an LBW but the umpire says no. Steven Smith takes his time before opting for a review. Ball Tracker shows that wickets missing. It was an arm ball and Stuart Broad is really fortunate to survive.
102.4
b
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
TWO BYES! How did that miss the stumps? Tossed up, on middle. Stuart Broad presses forward to defend but misses it completely. The ball goes over the stumps. Alex Carey fails to collect it and the ball rolls behind him for two byes.
102.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Tossed up, on middle. Stuart Broad looks to defend. The ball goes off the outside edge and goes through Travis Head at gully.
Stuart Broad walks out to the middle now.
102.2
W
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Ollie Robinson departs. Proper Test match cricket this. Seven fielders surrounding the batsman. Nathan Lyon bowls a loopy one, on off. Didn't turn much. Ollie Robinson stays on the back foot and has a poke at it. The ball takes the outside edge and flies to Steven Smith at first slip. He makes no mistake and Australia now just two wickets away from clinching a victory.
102.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
On leg, Ollie Robinson leaves it for the keeper to collect.
End Of The Over 102 : 178/7
1 Runs
  • 0101.1
  • 0101.2
  • 0101.3
  • 1 NB101.4
  • 0101.4
  • 0101.5
  • 0101.6
J. Buttler
25 (178)
O. Robinson
8 (37)
C. Green
7-3-9-0
101.6
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Beaten twice in the over! Another good-length delivery, around off, shaping away. Jos Buttler is tempted to have a poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
101.5
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
On middle, Jos Buttler looks to work it on the leg side. The ball goes off the outside edge to point.
101.4
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
On a length, outside off. Jos Buttler leaves it alone.
101.4
nb
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Close shave! Good-length ball, around off, nipping in. Jos Buttler looks to defend. The ball beats the outside edge and carries through to Alex Carey. No ball signalled as Cameron Green has overstepped.
101.3
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, on middle. Jos Buttler hops and blocks it.
101.2
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Length ball, on middle. Jos Buttler covers the line and pushes it back to the bowler.
101.1
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, outside off. Jos Buttler leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 101 : 177/7
0 Runs
  • 0100.1
  • 0100.2
  • 0100.3
  • 0100.4
  • 0100.5
  • 0100.6
O. Robinson
8 (37)
J. Buttler
25 (171)
N. Lyon
36-13-55-1
100.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Turning away from middle to down the leg side. Ollie Robinson leaves it alone.
100.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Oh, close! Loopy ball, on midddle and leg. Ollie Robinson goes on the back foot to defend. He tucks it just past the leg slip fielder.
100.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Comes 'round the wicket, flatter and fuller, on middle. Ollie Robinson blocks it out.
100.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Loopy ball, on middle. Ollie Robinson stays solid in his defence.
100.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Ollie Robinson takes it on the full and blocks it out off the inside edge.
100.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Tossedd up, on middle. Ollie Robinson defends it out.
End Of The Over 100 : 177/7
0 Runs
  • 099.1
  • 099.2
  • 099.3
  • 099.4
  • 099.5
  • 099.6
J. Buttler
25 (171)
O. Robinson
8 (31)
C. Green
6-3-8-0
99.6
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
A length ball, on the pads. Jos Buttler tucks it to mid-wicket. A maiden for Cameron Green.
99.5
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Short in length, outside off. Jos Buttler leaves it alone.
99.4
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Good-length, around middle. Blocked out.
99.3
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, outside off. Jos Buttler leans back and lets that through.
99.2
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
On a good length, on the pads. Jos Buttler blocks it to mid on.
99.1
0
Cameron Green To Jos Buttler
Cameron Green begins with a shortish delivery, outside off. Jos Buttler will let that one through.
End Of The Over 99 : 177/7
2 Runs
  • 098.1
  • 098.2
  • 098.3
  • 298.4
  • 098.5
  • 098.6
O. Robinson
8 (31)
J. Buttler
25 (165)
N. Lyon
35-12-55-1
98.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Fuller and on off. Ollie Robinson slog-sweeps it hard but straight to mid-wicket.
98.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Tossed up, on off. Ollie Robinson meets it with a dead bat.
98.4
2
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Quicker one, on middle. Ollie Robinson clips it past short fine leg for a brace.
98.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Tossed up, on off. Ollie Robinson jabs it past Marnus Labuschagne at short leg.
98.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Flatter and on off. Ollie Robinson defends it out.
98.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Fuller, on middle. Ollie Robinson looks to defend off the back foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
End Of The Over 98 : 175/7
1 Runs
  • 197.1
  • 097.2
  • 097.3
  • 097.4
  • 097.5
  • 097.6
J. Buttler
25 (165)
O. Robinson
6 (25)
M. Starc
24-9-36-2
97.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Fuller and angling in, on middle and leg. Jos Buttler tucks it to short leg.
97.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Short and on off, Jos Buttler fends it to point.
97.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Short of a length, down the leg side. Buttler leaves it alone.
97.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Fuller again, on off. Buttler looks to dig it out. The ball goes of the outside edge to the third slip fielder.
97.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Fuller, on middle. Buttler covers the line and blocks it out.
97.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On a length, on leg. Jos Buttler clips it past short leg.
End Of The Over 97 : 175/7
1 Runs
  • 096.1
  • 096.2
  • 196.3
  • 096.4
  • 096.5
  • 096.6
O. Robinson
6 (25)
J. Buttler
25 (159)
N. Lyon
34-12-53-1
96.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Tosses it up, an off-break, Ollie Robinson squeezes it to short fine leg.
96.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Flatter, outside off. Ollie Robinson, on back foot, manages to just get an outside edge towards backward point.
96.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Loopy delivery, on middle. Ollie Robinson leans forward and defends it out.
96.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Fuller, on middle. Jos Buttler prods and taps it in the gap through covers for a single.
96.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Loppy delivery, very full, on middle. Jos Buttler covers his stumps and pushes it on the off side.
96.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Tossing it up, outside off. Buttler moves to the off side and defends it out.
End Of The Over 96 : 174/7
1 Runs
  • 095.1
  • 095.2
  • 095.3
  • 095.4
  • 095.5
  • 195.6
J. Buttler
24 (156)
O. Robinson
6 (22)
M. Starc
23-9-36-2
95.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good-length, on the pads. Jos Buttler tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. He will keep strike for the next over.
95.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, outside off. Jos Buttler, on his toes, blocks it out.
Some issue with the sidescreen. It is solved and we are ready to resume.
95.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Maintains the same line and length, at 138.3 clicks. Jos Buttler leaves that one alone.
95.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Angling it in, shortish delivery, outside off. Jos Buttler shoulders arms.
95.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On a length, outside off. Jos Buttler lunges and pushes it to covers.
95.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Comes 'round the wicket, serves a good-length delivery, around middle. Jos Buttler, on back foot, defends it out.
End Of The Over 95 : 173/7
0 Runs
  • 094.1
  • 094.2
  • 094.3
  • 094.4
  • 094.5
  • 094.6
O. Robinson
6 (22)
J. Buttler
23 (150)
N. Lyon
33-12-52-1
94.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Loopy delivery, outside off. Ollie Robinson leans forward and tries to pad that out, but misses.
94.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Fuller, around off. Blocked out.
94.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Turning it into Ollie here, outside off. Ollie Robinson defends it out.
94.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Tossing it up this, outside off. Ollie Robinson lunges and blocks it out watchfully.
94.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Darting it on the pads. Ollie Robinson defends it off the back foot.
94.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ollie Robinson
Shorter, turning it down the leg. Ollie Robinson misses his flick.
Time for some spin! Nathan Lyon (32-11-52-1) comes back into the attack.
End Of The Over 94 : 173/7
0 Runs
  • 093.1
  • 093.2
  • 093.3
  • 093.4
  • 093.5
  • 093.6
J. Buttler
23 (150)
O. Robinson
6 (16)
M. Starc
22-9-35-2
93.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, down the leg. Left alone. England survives another over.
93.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Short in length, outside off. Jos Buttler waits back and blocks it out.
93.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Bouncer, down the leg. Jos Buttler watches it sail through to the keeper.
93.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Pacey delivery, on a length and onto the pads. Jos Buttler is on his toes and plays it towards point from the outer half of his bat.
93.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Short in length, outside off. Jos Buttler leaves it alone.
93.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
NOT OUT! Shout for LBW, but turned down! A good-length delivery, on the pads. Jos Buttler looks to defend but misses and gets rapped on the pads. A huge shout for LBW, but the umpire is unmoved. Probably pitching outside leg.
End Of The Over 93 : 173/7
4 Runs
  • 092.1
  • 492.2
  • 092.3
  • 092.4
  • 092.5
  • 092.6
O. Robinson
6 (16)
J. Buttler
23 (144)
M. Neser
13-5-28-1
92.6
0
Michael Neser To Ollie Robinson
Close! Length ball, on off, nipping back in. Ollie Robinson has no clue about it. He just manages to bring his bat down in time and defends it out.
92.5
0
Michael Neser To Ollie Robinson
Back of a length, on middle. Ollie Robinson pats it back to the bowler.
92.4
0
Michael Neser To Ollie Robinson
Length ball, down leg. Ollie Robinson looks to flick but misses.
92.3
0
Michael Neser To Ollie Robinson
Short of a length, on middle. Ollie Robinson defends it out.
92.2
4
Michael Neser To Ollie Robinson
FOUR! Beautiful timing! On a length, on pads. Ollie Robinson flicks it behind square on the leg for a boundary.
92.1
0
Michael Neser To Ollie Robinson
Fuller in length, on off. Ollie Robinson jams it out.
End Of The Over 92 : 169/7
1 Runs
  • 191.1
  • 091.2
  • 091.3
  • 091.4
  • 091.5
  • 091.6
J. Buttler
23 (144)
O. Robinson
2 (10)
M. Starc
21-8-35-2
91.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On a good length, outside off. Jos Buttler lets it sail through.
91.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, on leg. Jos Buttler tucks it on the leg side.
91.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, angling away, outside off. Jos Buttler leaves it for the keeper to collect.
91.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On a good length, on off. Jos Buttler taps it towards the off side.
91.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Full and on off. Jos Buttler shoulders arms.
Mitchell Starc (20-8-34-2) is back into the attack.
91.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Ollie Robinson
Back of a length, outside off. Ollie Robinson steers it to backward point for a single.
End Of The Over 91 : 168/7
2 Runs
  • 090.1
  • 090.2
  • 1 LB90.3
  • 090.4
  • 090.5
  • 190.6
O. Robinson
1 (9)
J. Buttler
23 (139)
M. Neser
12-5-24-1
90.6
1
Michael Neser To Ollie Robinson
Slanting into the pads, Ollie Robinson clips it to mid-wicket for a single.
90.5
0
Michael Neser To Ollie Robinson
A tough chance but dropped! Fuller, on middle. Ollie Robinson chips it to the right of the bowler. Michael Neser puts his right hand out but the ball doesn't stick.
90.4
0
Michael Neser To Ollie Robinson
Full and on leg, Ollie Robinson looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
90.3
lb
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Huge shout for an lbw but turned down! Length ball, nipping in, on leg. Jos Buttler looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads. Michael Neser appeals but the umpire says no. It was going down leg. The ball rolls to square leg and the batters take a leg bye.
90.2
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Length ball, outside off. Buttler leaves it alone.
90.1
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Short ball, on middle. Jos Buttler ducks under it.
DRINKS! Jhye Richardson bowled a peach to Chris Woakes and with that wicket, Australia now only need 3 wickets to win this match. However, Jos Buttler is still at the crease and he along with Ollie Robinson will look to battle this session out and take it to the final session of the game.
End Of The Over 90 : 166/7
0 Runs
  • 089.1
  • 089.2
  • 089.3
  • 089.4
  • 089.5
  • 089.6
O. Robinson
0 (6)
J. Buttler
23 (136)
J. Richardson
17-8-37-3
89.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Ollie Robinson
A length ball, outside off. Ollie Robinson prods and blocks it towards extra cover. A maiden over for Jhye Richardson.
89.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Ollie Robinson
Change of length, around leg. Ollie Robinson ducks and lets it through.
89.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Ollie Robinson
Full-length, outside off. Ollie Robinson pushed it with the outer half of his bat towards gully.
89.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Ollie Robinson
Good-length, outside off. Ollie Robinson gets an outside edge towards gully. Cameron Green at gully dives to his right and makes good a stop there.
89.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Ollie Robinson
On a length, around the leg. Ollie Robinson blocks it out.
89.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Ollie Robinson
Shortish in length, nipping back in on leg, at 139.7 clicks. Ollie Robinson defends it towards short fine leg.
End Of The Over 89 : 166/7
0 Runs
  • 088.1
  • 088.2
  • 088.3
  • 088.4
  • 088.5
  • 088.6
J. Buttler
23 (136)
O. Robinson
0 (0)
M. Neser
11-5-23-1
88.6
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Fuller, around middle and leg. Jos Buttler gets a leading edge towards mid off.
88.5
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
On a length, outside the offf pole. Jos Buttler shoulders arms.
88.4
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Full and on off, Buttler keeps it out.
88.3
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Good-length, outside off. Jos Buttler leaves that alone.
88.2
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Fuller, on the stumps. Jos Buttler digs it out.
88.1
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Full and on off, Buttler flicks it to mid-wicket.
Ollie Robinson is the new batsman in.
End Of The Over 88 : 166/7
4 Runs
  • 087.1
  • 087.2
  • 087.3
  • 087.4
  • 487.5
  • W87.6
C. Woakes
44 (97)
J. Buttler
23 (130)
J. Richardson
16-7-37-3
87.6
W
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes OUT!
OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! What a comeback by Jhye Richardson, a peach of a delivery! A good-length delivery, pitching it on off and nipping back in sharply. Chris Woakes looks to defend that but gets beaten and as the ball shapes in and knocks the middle pole. Jhye Richardson strikes at the right time for Australia. He has broken this crucial partnership and Australia only need 3 wickets to win now.
87.5
4
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Glorious drive! Overcooks it and outside off. Chris Woakes leans forward and drives it through covers for a boundary.
87.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Good length, around middle. Chris Woakes pushes it back to towards the bowler.
87.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Back of a length, around middle, shaping into Woakes at 136 clicks. Chris Woakes defends it out.
87.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Short delivery, outside off. Chris Woakes leans back and lets that go behind.
87.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Good-length, darting on the pads. Woakes plays it to the man at mid on.
End Of The Over 87 : 162/6
2 Runs
  • 286.1
  • 086.2
  • 086.3
  • 086.4
  • 086.5
  • 086.6
J. Buttler
23 (130)
C. Woakes
40 (91)
M. Neser
10-4-23-1
86.6
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Fullish in length, around the off pole. Jos Buttler, on front foot, defends it out.
86.5
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
A length, outside off. Jos Buttler shoulders arms.
86.4
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Good-length, around the fifth stump, nipping back in. Left alone.
86.3
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Shaping back in, on a length, around middle. Jos Buttler with a solid block.
86.2
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Full in length, outside off. Jos Buttler pushes it towards covers.
86.1
2
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Tad fuller, outside off. Jos Buttler manages to get an outside edge past point for a brace.
Michael Neser (9-4-21-1) is back into the attack. He replaces Mitchell Starc.
End Of The Over 86 : 160/6
0 Runs
  • 085.1
  • 085.2
  • 085.3
  • 085.4
  • 085.5
  • 085.6
C. Woakes
40 (91)
J. Buttler
21 (124)
J. Richardson
15-7-33-2
85.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
On a good length, outside off. Chris Woakes blocks it with a dead bat.
85.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Tad fuller, on the pads. Chris Woakes tucks it to mid-wicket. Dot ball.
85.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Short in length, around middle. Chris Woakes ducks under it.
85.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Short of a length, outside off. Woakes does well to block it to pint as the ball kept low.
85.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Shaping it in, outside off. Chris Woakes defends it out on the off side.
85.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Shortish delivery, on middle at 135 clicks. Chris Woakes blocks it solidly.
End Of The Over 85 : 160/6
0 Runs
  • 084.1
  • 084.2
  • 084.3
  • 084.4
  • 084.5
  • 084.6
J. Buttler
21 (124)
C. Woakes
40 (85)
M. Starc
20-8-34-2
84.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, outside off. Jos Buttler punches it towards extra cover.
84.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, on middle. Buttler pushes it to mid on.
84.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, around off, nipping in. Jos Buttler watches the ball closely before shouldering arms.
84.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Fuller but well outside off. Jos Buttler is not troubled by that line and lets it go.
84.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On a good length, around off. Jos Buttler shoulders arms.
84.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Short of a length, on middle. Jos Buttler hops and tucks it on the leg side.
End Of The Over 84 : 160/6
4 Runs
  • 283.1
  • 083.2
  • 283.3
  • 083.4
  • 083.5
  • 083.6
C. Woakes
40 (85)
J. Buttler
21 (118)
J. Richardson
14-6-33-2
83.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Two in a row! Similar line and length, Chris Woakes tries to defend but once again gets beaten on the outside edge.
83.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Good-length ball, around off, nipping away. Chris Woakes looks to defend. The ball whistles past the outside egde.
83.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Back of a length, on off. Woakes stands up on his toes and blocks it out.
83.3
2
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Fuller, on off. Woakes plays it past point for a couple of runs.
83.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Back of a length, outside off. Chris Woakes shoulders arms.
83.1
2
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Fuller, outside off. Chris Woakes guides it past the point fielder for a brace.
End Of The Over 83 : 156/6
1 Runs
  • 082.1
  • 082.2
  • 082.3
  • 082.4
  • 082.5
  • 1 LB82.6
C. Woakes
36 (79)
J. Buttler
21 (118)
M. Starc
19-7-34-2
82.6
lb
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Fuller and on leg. Chris Woakes looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off the pads to square leg and the batters take a leg bye. Half an appeal from Starc for lbw but the umpire says no.
82.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Back of a length, on middle. Woakes fends it to point.
82.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
On a length, outside off. Left alone.
82.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Fuller this time, on off. Woakes blocks it from the crease.
82.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
On a good length, outside off, at 141.3 kph. Chris Woakes lets that go.
82.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Good-length ball, around off, nipping back in. Chris Woakes watches the ball closely and shoulders arms.
End Of The Over 82 : 155/6
0 Runs
  • 081.1
  • 081.2
  • 081.3
  • 081.4
  • 081.5
  • 081.6
J. Buttler
21 (118)
C. Woakes
36 (73)
J. Richardson
13-6-29-2
81.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Short of a length, outside off. Buttler pushes it to the off side. A maiden from Jhye Richardson.
81.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, on off. Buttler pushes it back to the bowler.
81.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Fuller, outside off. Buttler offers no stroke.
81.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, on off. Buttler leaves it alone.
81.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
BEATEN! Good-length ball, nipping away, outside off. Jos Buttler looks to drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.
81.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Length ball, on middle and leg. Jos Buttler tries to defend but misses. He gets struck on the pads. Australia appeal for an lbw but the umpire is unmoved. Probably height was the issue there.
Jhye Richardson (12-5-29-2) is brought back into the attack.
End Of The Over 81 : 155/6
1 Runs
  • 080.1
  • 080.2
  • 080.3
  • 080.4
  • 080.5
  • 180.6
J. Buttler
21 (112)
C. Woakes
36 (73)
M. Starc
18-6-34-2
80.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On the pads, Jos Buttler clips it to deep square leg. He will keep the strike. 50-run stand comes up as well between Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes.
80.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, on off. Buttler stands up on his toes and blocks it out.
80.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good leave! Fuller, in the fourth stump channel. Jos Buttler shoulders arms to that one.
80.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, on middle, extra bounce on that one as well. Jos Buttler gets all squared up trying to defend and gets hit near the box.
80.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, attacking the stumps, at 143.8 kph. Jos Buttler covers the line and meets it with a dead bat.
80.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, outside off, angling away at 138.4 kph. Jos Buttler lets it sail through.
The second new ball is available and it is taken by Australia. Mitchell Starc to steam in with the new ball.
End Of The Over 80 : 154/6
0 Runs
  • 079.1
  • 079.2
  • 079.3
  • 079.4
  • 079.5
  • 079.6
C. Woakes
36 (73)
J. Buttler
20 (106)
N. Lyon
32-11-52-1
79.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Outside off, left alone.
79.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Floated ball, on off. Woakes presses forward and blocks it out.
79.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
On middle and leg. Woakes tucks it to short leg.
79.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Tossed up, on middle. Woakes stays solid in defence.
79.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Loopy ball, on off. Woakes defends it on the back foot.
79.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Fuller, on off. Woakes gets forward and blocks.
End Of The Over 79 : 154/6
0 Runs
  • 078.1
  • 078.2
  • 078.3
  • 078.4
  • 078.5
  • 078.6
J. Buttler
20 (106)
C. Woakes
36 (67)
S. Smith
1-1-0-0
78.6
0
Steven Smith To Jos Buttler
Short in length, outside off. Jos Buttler blocks it solidly off the back foot.
78.5
0
Steven Smith To Jos Buttler
Very full, outside off, Buttler prods and blocks it watchfully.
78.4
0
Steven Smith To Jos Buttler
Tossing it up, outside off. Jos Buttler leans forward and leaves it alone.
78.3
0
Steven Smith To Jos Buttler
Tad shorter, down the leg side. Jos Buttler looks to flick but bails out last minute.
78.2
0
Steven Smith To Jos Buttler
Darting it on to the pads. Jos Buttler blocks it on the leg side.
78.1
0
Steven Smith To Jos Buttler
Good start by Steven Smith! Tosses it up, outside off, turning it away. Jos Buttler, on back foot, leave it alone.
A huge round of applause from the crowd as Steven Smith comes onto bowl.
End Of The Over 78 : 154/6
0 Runs
  • 077.1
  • 077.2
  • 077.3
  • 077.4
  • 077.5
  • 077.6
C. Woakes
36 (67)
J. Buttler
20 (100)
M. Labuschagne
4-2-10-0
77.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Loopy delivery, outside off. Chris Woakes lets that go.
77.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Tossing it up again, maintains the same line, outside off. Chris Woakes drives it to cover again.
77.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Loopy delivery, outside off. Chris Woakes prods and drives ti to the man at cover.
77.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Turning it away, outside off. Chris Woakes punches it back to the bowler.
77.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Short in length this time, outside off. Chris Woakes defends it off the back foot.
77.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Nicely tossing it up, on middle. Chris Woakes lunges forward and blocks it.
End Of The Over 77 : 154/6
2 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 076.3
  • 276.4
  • 076.5
  • 076.6
J. Buttler
20 (100)
C. Woakes
36 (61)
N. Lyon
31-10-52-1
76.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Shorter, around the off pole. Jos Buttler, on backfoot, defends it out.
76.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Quicker, turning in sharply. Jos Buttler looks to block but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
76.4
2
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Tossing it up, outside off. Jos Buttler leans forward and punches it through the covers for a brace.
76.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Tossed up, on off. Buttler blocks it out off the back foot.
76.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Looopy ball, on off. Buttler stays solid in his defence.
76.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Fuller, on off. Buttler defends it on the leg side.
End Of The Over 76 : 152/6
8 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 075.2
  • 475.3
  • 075.4
  • 475.5
  • 075.6
C. Woakes
36 (61)
J. Buttler
18 (94)
M. Labuschagne
3-1-10-0
75.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Outside off, turning it away. Left alone.
75.5
4
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Another boundary of the over! Overpitching it again, Chris Woakes uses wrists perfectly and flicks through mid-wicket for a four.
75.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Shorter, outside off. Chris Woakes guides it towards the covers.
75.3
4
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Marnus Labuschagne serves a low full toss ball. Chris Woakes makes full use of it and smashes it towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
75.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Fuller, on off. Driven towards covers.
75.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Tossed up, outside off, turning away sharply. Chris Woakes goes for an expansive drive but misses.
Marnus Labuschagne to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 75 : 144/6
2 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 074.3
  • 274.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
J. Buttler
18 (94)
C. Woakes
28 (55)
N. Lyon
30-10-50-1
74.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Shorter, around middle. Jos Buttler flicks ti with the turn on the leg side.
74.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Shorter, around middle. Blocked out.
74.4
2
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Tosses it up, outside off. Jos Buttler drives it gently towards long off for a double.
74.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Shorter, turned in. Tucked away towards square leg.
74.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
NOT OUT! Loopy delivery, around middle and off. Jos Buttler looks to sweep and but the ball gets off his arm and flies to leg slip. An appeal, but turned down.
74.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Tossing it up, outside off, turning it in. Jos Buttler misses his defence and gets struck on the thigh pads.
We are back for the middle session! Australian players make their way into the middle. Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes to resume their innings. Nathan Lyon will start with the ball.
... DAY 5, SESSION 2 ...
The Hosts started the day brilliantly and had the perfect first hour. Pink ball specialist, Mitchell Starc grabbed the wicket of Ollie Pope and sent him back early in the session. Nathan Lyon bagged the prized scalp of Ben Stokes, after reviewing the LBW decision. Since then, they have not managed to get any wicket. Nathan Lyon has missed his lengths on several occasions, going shorter most of the times, and has not got the desired result, but however, he has been able to extract a lot of turn. Just before the end of the first session, we saw Marnus Labuschagne roll his arm over, and bowled a beauty of an over. They will have the new ball in the second session and the seamers will look forward to wrapping it up in the session itself. Join us at 5.10 pm local (0710 GMT) for the middle session.
After losing Ollie Pope early, Ben Stokes showed some resilience and looked pretty conservative with the bat, but eventually fell to Nathan Lyon. Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes have done well and have steadied the ship after that. England will be hoping this partnership to carry on till the end of the day, and if it does, then boy will that be a miracle here. Still, a mountain to climb here for the visitors. They will try to come out and do exactly the same.
Session Summary - 30.4 overs, 60 runs, 2 wickets. A pretty dominating first session of Day 5 for Australia. However, the visitors are just 4 wickets away from facing another defeat in the series. Australia will look to wrap things up coming into the second session. Also, they will have a new ball, to bowl with coming into the second session.
End Of The Over 74 : 142/6
2 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 073.3
  • 273.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
C. Woakes
28 (55)
J. Buttler
16 (88)
M. Labuschagne
2-1-2-0
73.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Drops it short, outside off. Woakes punches it off the back foot towards silly point. Two runs from the over. THAT WILL BE DINNER ON DAY 5!
73.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Tossed up, on middle. Woakes presses forward and defends.
73.4
2
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Loopy ball, on middle. Chris Woakes clips it away to deep square leg for a brace.
73.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Well outside off. Chris Woakes reaches out and drives it towards covers.
73.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
A low full toss, outside off. Chris Woakes drives it back to the bowler.
73.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Tossed up, outside off. Woakes pushes it towards covers.
End Of The Over 73 : 140/6
0 Runs
  • 072.1
  • 072.2
  • 072.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 072.6
J. Buttler
16 (88)
C. Woakes
26 (49)
N. Lyon
29-10-48-1
72.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Loopy ball, on middle. Jos Buttler defends it off the back foot.
72.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Tossed up, on the pads. Jos Buttler looks to defend. The ball lobs off the pads and goes to short leg. Australia appeal for a catch but the umpire says no. It clearly came off the pads.
72.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Excellent fielding! Full and on middle. Jos Buttler gets low and sweeps it to square leg. The fielder there dives to his right to stop the ball.
72.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Shorter, on the pads. Jos Buttler hangs back and gets hit high on the pads. Dot ball.
72.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
NOT OUT! Another shout for LBW and turned down once again! Nathan Lyon serves a loopy delivery this time, outside off. Jos Buttler goes for the sweep, but doesn't manage to bet any bat on it, and gets hit on the pad. A huge shout once again, and umpire is unmove, Probably, the impact is outside.
72.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
NOT OUT! An LBW shout bu turned down. Nathan Lyon serves a shorter one, turning it into the Jos Buttler. Butler, on back foot, looks to flicks but misses and gets rapped on the pads. A huge shout by the Australians, but the umpire says no.
End Of The Over 72 : 140/6
0 Runs
  • 071.1
  • 071.2
  • 071.3
  • 071.4
  • 071.5
  • 071.6
C. Woakes
26 (49)
J. Buttler
16 (82)
M. Labuschagne
1-1-0-0
71.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Short and off, Woakes hangs back and punches it towards covers.
71.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Flighted ball, on middle. Woakes defends it to mid off.
71.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Oh! Tossed up, outside off, Chris Woakes gets a thick outside edge but the ball falls short of the first slip fielder.
71.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Flatter ball, on middle and leg. Chris Woakes presses forward and defends watchfully.
71.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Big turn there! Loopy ball, outside off, turning away. Chris Woakes leaves it alone.
Marnus Labuschagne is brought into the attack.
71.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Chris Woakes
Drops it short, on middle. Chris Woakes works it to mid-wicket off the back foot.
End Of The Over 71 : 140/6
0 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 070.4
  • 070.5
  • 070.6
J. Buttler
16 (82)
C. Woakes
26 (43)
N. Lyon
28-9-48-1
70.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
A tight over from Lyon! Loopy ball, on off. Jos Buttler defends it from the crease.
70.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Tossed up, on middle. Jos Buttler tucks it to short leg.
70.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Loopy ball, on middle. Jos Buttler stays solid in his defence.
70.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Outside off, Jos Buttler defends it on the leg side.
70.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Quicker one on middle. Buttler blocks it out.
70.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Loopy ball, on the pads. Jos Buttler works it with spin to short fine leg.
End Of The Over 70 : 140/6
4 Runs
  • 069.1
  • 469.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
C. Woakes
26 (43)
J. Buttler
16 (76)
J. Richardson
12-5-29-2
69.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Short and outside off. Woakes lets it go.
69.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Good-length ball, outside off. Woakes shoulders arms.
69.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Good-length ball, on off. Chris Woakes defends it towards covers.
69.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
Back of a length, on off. Woakes defends it out.
69.2
4
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Short of a length, outside off. Woakes gets on top of the bounce and guides it past gully to third man for a boundary.
69.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Chris Woakes
On a good length, on off. Woakes dabs it towards backward point.
End Of The Over 69 : 136/6
1 Runs
  • 068.1
  • 068.2
  • 068.3
  • 068.4
  • 168.5
  • 068.6
J. Buttler
16 (76)
C. Woakes
22 (37)
N. Lyon
27-8-48-1
68.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Full and on middle. Buttler pushes it on the leg side.
68.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Shortish, on off. Woakes punches it through covers for a single.
68.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Comes over the wicket, bowls it on leg. Woakes leaves that untouched and gets hit on the thigh pad.
68.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Loopy, on off. Woakes is solid in his defence.
68.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Tossed up, on middle. Woakes blocks it out.
68.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
On the pads, Woakes defends it solidly.
BREAKING NEWS - Australia have just announced that they will go in with the same squad for the remainder of the Ashes. Not entirely surprising, except for one name - MITCHELL MARSH. Given his recent T20 World Cup exploits which even showed in his breathtaking century in the first match he played in this year's Big Bash, one felt that he might come into contention. But nope - with some terrific bowling, Cameron has got the GREEN signal for himself. Here's a look at the squad again - Pat Cummins (c), Steven Smith (vc), Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson and David Warner.
End Of The Over 68 : 135/6
0 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
  • 067.3
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
J. Buttler
16 (75)
C. Woakes
21 (32)
J. Richardson
11-5-25-2
67.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
On a good length, on off. Buttler pushes it to the off side. Jhye Richardson falls on his followthrough but he seems fine.
67.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, on off. Jos Buttler hops and defends it right under his eyes.
67.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
On a length, on middle. Defended back to the bowler.
67.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, around off. Jos Buttler looks to defend. The ball goes off the outside edge but doesn't carry to Steven Smith at first slip.
67.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, outside off. Jos Buttler stands up on his toes and blocks it.
67.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, on off. Buttler defends it easily.
End Of The Over 67 : 135/6
4 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 466.2
  • 066.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
C. Woakes
21 (32)
J. Buttler
16 (69)
N. Lyon
26-8-47-1
66.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Tossed up, on leg. Chris Woakes looks to tuck but the ball lobs off the pads to short leg.
66.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Flatter, full and on middle. Woakes digs it out.
66.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Comes 'round the wicket, on off. Woakes blocks it out.
66.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Turning into the batter, on leg. Woakes tucks it to short leg.
66.2
4
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Nicely driven! Right in the slot, outside off. Chris Woakes leans forward and drives it through covers. He fetches himself a boundary.
66.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Floated, on middle. Woakes hangs back and defends it out.
End Of The Over 66 : 131/6
1 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 065.3
  • 1 NB65.4
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 065.6
J. Buttler
16 (69)
C. Woakes
17 (26)
J. Richardson
10-4-25-2
65.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, outside off. Buttler offers no stroke.
65.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
On a good length, outside off. Buttler shoulders arms to that one.
65.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
On off, Buttler presses forward and defends it out.
65.4
nb
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
NO BALL! On a good length, outside off. Buttler lets it be. Jhye Richardson has overstepped and will have to reload.
65.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Fuller in length, on off. Buttler stays solid in his defence.
65.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
On a good length, outside off. Buttler leaves it alone.
65.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Short of a length, on off. Buttler pokes it to the second slip fielder.
End Of The Over 65 : 130/6
2 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 264.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
C. Woakes
17 (26)
J. Buttler
16 (62)
N. Lyon
25-8-43-1
64.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Turning into Woakes, around middle and leg. Chris Woakes defends that one off the back foot.
64.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
On middle and leg. Chris Woakes hangs back and defends it out.
64.4
2
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Loppy delivery, fuller in length. Chris Woakes advances down the pitch and flicks it uppishly past the diving fielder at mid-wicket. A couple of runs taken.
64.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Short in length, outside off. Chris Woakes will watch it sail through to the keeper.
64.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Loopy delivery, on middle and leg. Chris Woakes pushes it towards mid-wicket.
64.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Tosses it up, outside off. Chris Woakes leans forward and blocks it.
End Of The Over 64 : 128/6
7 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 5 NB63.2
  • 063.2
  • 263.3
  • 063.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
J. Buttler
16 (62)
C. Woakes
15 (20)
J. Richardson
9-4-24-2
63.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, on off. Buttler presses forward to block.
63.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, outside off. Left alone.
63.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
On a good length, outside off. Buttler shoulders arms.
63.3
2
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Length ball, on off. Jos Buttler dabs it past gully for a couple of runs.
63.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Length ball, outside off. Buttler leaves it alone.
63.2
nb
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
NO BALL AND FOUR! Nicely played! Short of a length, outside off. Jos Buttler punches it through cover-point off the back foot for a boundary. Jhye Richardson will have to reload that one as he has overstepped.
63.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, on off. Buttler defends it onto the deck.
Jhye Richardson is brought into the attack now. He replaces Michael Neser.
End Of The Over 63 : 121/6
1 Runs
  • 162.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
C. Woakes
15 (20)
J. Buttler
10 (55)
N. Lyon
24-8-41-1
62.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Shorter, around middle. Chris Woakes works it towards mid-wicket. No run there.
62.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
RUN OUT MISSED! Oops, my dear - what happened there? Loopy delivery, on middle. Chris Woakes advanced down the pitch and looked to flick. But he missed and got hit on his pads. Now, Woakes was busy searching for the ball and was looking to his left. But the ball had rolled towards silly point. An alert Marcus Harris at silly point quickly collected the ball and had a shy at the striker's end, but he missed. Woakes was nowhere in the picture! This reminds me of an Ashes Test in Perth, 2006, at the WACA. Geraint Jones, the then keeper of England, had lunged to defend a delivery against Shane Warne. The ball went off his pads to Ricky Ponting at silly point and the entire Aussie contingent went up in an appeal for a bat-pad. But the ever-alert Ponting quickly threw the ball at the striker's end to catch Jones short and ran him out!
62.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Quicker, spinning it in. Chris Woakes defends that one.
62.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Tosses it up, on middle. Chris Woakes blocks it watchfully.
62.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Shorter, turning it into Woakes. Chris Woakes, on back foot, tucks it towards square leg.
62.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Loopy delivery, around off. Jos Buttler sweeps it towards square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 62 : 120/6
6 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 461.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • 261.5
  • 061.6
C. Woakes
15 (15)
J. Buttler
9 (54)
M. Neser
9-4-21-1
61.6
0
Michael Neser To Chris Woakes
Good-length, outside off. Chris Woakes leaves that one alone.
61.5
2
Michael Neser To Chris Woakes
Full-length, outside off. Chris Woakes drives it gently past mid off for a brace.
61.4
0
Michael Neser To Chris Woakes
A length, outside off. Chris Woakes defends it towards covers.
61.3
0
Michael Neser To Chris Woakes
Yorker length, around middle. Chris Woakes digs it out to on the off side.
61.2
4
Michael Neser To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Edgy! Fuller in length, outside the off pole. Chris Woakes leans forwards, opens his face of the bat but it goes off the outside edge past gully for a boundary.
61.1
0
Michael Neser To Chris Woakes
On a length, outside the off pole. Chris Woakes defends it out.
End Of The Over 61 : 114/6
0 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
  • 060.6
J. Buttler
9 (54)
C. Woakes
9 (9)
N. Lyon
23-8-40-1
60.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Shorter, around middle. Jos Buttler works it towards square leg.
60.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Loopy delivery, around off. Jos Buttler pushes it to silly point.
60.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Shorter, outside off. Jos Buttler lets that go.
60.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Tosses it up, outside off. Jos Buttler prods and blocks it out.
60.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Shorter, on the pads. Jos Buttler misses his flick.
60.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Tosses it up, turning it into the Buttler. Jos Buttler blocks it off the back foot.
End Of The Over 60 : 114/6
8 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 259.2
  • 459.3
  • 059.4
  • 259.5
  • 059.6
C. Woakes
9 (9)
J. Buttler
9 (48)
M. Neser
8-4-15-1
59.6
0
Michael Neser To Chris Woakes
Slower ball, outside off. Woakes lets it be.
59.5
2
Michael Neser To Chris Woakes
Fuller and on off, Woakes drives it again through extra cover but this time will only get a couple.
59.4
0
Michael Neser To Chris Woakes
Good-length ball, on off. Woakes taps it on the off side.
59.3
4
Michael Neser To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Lovely shot! So pleasing to the eyes. This was full and on off, Chris Woakes likes to cover-drive and drives it beautifully through cover-point for a boundary.
59.2
2
Michael Neser To Chris Woakes
Fuller, on off. Chris Woakes drives it through covers for a couple of runs.
59.1
0
Michael Neser To Chris Woakes
Back of a length, on middle. Chris Woakes hops and plays it on the leg side.
End Of The Over 59 : 106/6
1 Runs
  • 158.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
J. Buttler
9 (48)
C. Woakes
1 (3)
N. Lyon
22-7-40-1
58.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Floated ball, on middle. Buttler tucks it to short leg.
58.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Tossed up, on off. Buttler stays back and blocks it out.
58.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Full again, on off. Buttler defends it out.
58.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
This is full, Jos Buttler sweeps it to square leg.
58.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Loopy ball, on off. Buttler nudges it on the leg side.
58.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Fuller, on off. Chris Woakes pushes it past the bowler, to mid off for a single.
DRINKS! Australia have started their day on an impressive note. They have managed to grab the wickets of Ollie Pope and the dangerous, Ben Stokes. They are 4 wickets away from going 2-0 up. England will be hoping for Jos Buttler to stick around for as long as possible, along with Chris Woakes at the other end.
End Of The Over 58 : 105/6
0 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 057.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
J. Buttler
9 (43)
C. Woakes
0 (2)
M. Neser
7-4-7-1
57.6
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Length ball, on off. Jos Buttler blocks it from the crease. Back-to-back maidens from Michael Neser.
57.5
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Around off, Jos Buttler stays solid in his defence.
57.4
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Length ball, on middle. Buttler defends it to mid on.
57.3
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, outside off. Left alone by Buttler.
57.2
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Fuller again, on off. Jos Buttler digs it out onto the deck.
57.1
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Fuller, on middle. Buttler blocks it out.
End Of The Over 57 : 105/6
0 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 056.2
  • 056.3
  • W56.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
C. Woakes
0 (2)
J. Buttler
9 (37)
N. Lyon
21-7-39-1
56.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
NOT OUT! Tossed up, around off. Chris Woakes looks to defend but misses. Alex Carey is very confident that Woakes has nicked it and Australia put up an appeal for a caught behind. The umpire seems to be not interested though. Australia go for another revirew but this time, they are proven wrong as there is nothing on UltraEdge. So the original decision stays and Australia burn their review.
Time for another DRS! Australia have reviewed a caught behind decision. UltrEdge confirms there was no edge on that. The original decision stands.
56.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Chris Woakes
Loopy ball, on middle and leg. Chris Woakes defends it out.
Review! Australia have reviewed a LBW decision. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows three reds. The umpire reverses his decision. Ben Stokes walks back.
56.4
W
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes OUT!
OUT! LBW! Tossed up, on middle and leg. Ben Stokes looks to turn it away but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Australia appeal for an lbw but the umpire says no. Steven Smith opts for a review. Nothing on UltraEdge. Ball Tracking shows all three reds. This is an excellent, excellent review by Australia. Steven Smith took his time before reviewing it but he will be a happy man now. Nathan Lyon bags his first wicket of this innings and what an important one. England needed Ben Stokes to stay at the middle but he has to walk back to the pavilion after doing all the blocking off Lyon's deliveries. Chris Woakes walks out to bat.
56.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Around off, fuller. Ben Stokes is solid in his defence.
56.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Fuller, flatter. Ben Stokes blocks it out.
56.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Loopy ball, on off. Ben Stokes defends it off the back foot.
End Of The Over 56 : 105/5
0 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
J. Buttler
9 (37)
B. Stokes
12 (73)
M. Neser
6-3-7-1
55.6
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
On a good length, on off. Jos Buttler meets it with a dead bat.
55.5
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Length ball, outside off. Jos Buttler looks to defend. The ball goes off the outside edge but falls short of the first slip fielder.
55.4
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
On a length, outside off. Buttler watches it and lets it go.
55.3
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Fuller in length, on off. Buttler jams it out to the off side.
55.2
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, around off, at 133 kph. Jos Buttler looks to defend with a dead bat. The ball whizzes past the outside edge.
55.1
0
Michael Neser To Jos Buttler
Length ball, down leg. Jos Buttler looks to flick but misses.
Michael Neser is brought into the attack. He replaces Mitchell Starc.
End Of The Over 55 : 105/5
7 Runs
  • 154.1
  • 454.2
  • 154.3
  • 154.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
B. Stokes
12 (73)
J. Buttler
9 (31)
N. Lyon
20-6-39-0
54.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Short, an off-break, outside off. Ben Stokes,  on backfoot, defends it out.
54.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Loopy delivery, outside the off pole. Ben Stokes blocks it out solidly.
54.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Short in length, outside off. Jos Buttler chops it to point. A single taken.
54.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Shorter, wide of off. Ben Stokes punches it towards sweeper cover for a single.
54.2
4
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Ben Stokes gets moving! A loppy delivery, outside off. Ben Stokes gets down on his knee and sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
54.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Shorter, turning it into the right-hander. Jos Buttler taps it towards square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 54 : 98/5
2 Runs
  • 1 NB53.1
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 153.5
  • 053.6
B. Stokes
7 (69)
J. Buttler
7 (29)
M. Starc
17-6-33-2
53.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
On a length, fourth stump line, angling it in. Ben Stokes leave it alone.
53.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Shortish in length, on the thigh pads. Jos Buttler tucks it towards short fine leg for a single.
53.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
A length ball, angling across, outside off. Jos Buttler blocks it out.
53.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On a length, maintains the same line outside off. Jos Buttler shoulders arms.
53.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Tad fuller, around off. Jos Buttler just pokes it towards covers.
53.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On a length, around the fifth pole. Jos Buttler will let that sail through.
53.1
nb
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
NO BALL! Good-length, angling across the off stump. Jos Buttler blocks it out towards the off side. Mitchell Starc has overstepped here, and a no-ball is called.
End Of The Over 53 : 96/5
0 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 052.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 052.6
B. Stokes
7 (68)
J. Buttler
6 (23)
N. Lyon
19-6-32-0
52.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Outside off, flatter on this occasion. Ben Stokes with a solid defense.
52.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Tosses it up, outside off. Ben Stokes looks to defend, but manages to get an outside edge, just falling short of the slip fielder.
52.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Shorter, turning away, outside off. Stokes leaves that one alone.
52.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Flatter this time, outside off. Ben Stokes, on backfoot, defends it out.
52.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Loopy delivery, outside off. Ben Stokes lunges and blocks it solidly.
52.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Tossing it up, around the off pole. Ben Stokes leans forward and defends it out.
End Of The Over 52 : 96/5
0 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • 051.4
  • 051.5
  • 051.6
J. Buttler
6 (23)
B. Stokes
7 (62)
M. Starc
16-6-31-2
51.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Another yorker, around the off pole. Jos Buttler blocks it out.
51.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Yorker length, on middle. Jos Buttler jams it back to the pitch.
51.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
BEATEN! Serves a length ball, outside off. Jos Buttler looks to defend, but gets beaten on the outside edge as the ball nips away a tad bit.
51.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good-length, outside off. Jos Buttler defends that one on the off side.
51.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On a length, around middle. Jos Buttler blocks it solidly.
51.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Outside off, angling across. Jos Buttler leaves that alone.
End Of The Over 51 : 96/5
2 Runs
  • 250.1
  • 050.2
  • 050.3
  • 050.4
  • 050.5
  • 050.6
B. Stokes
7 (62)
J. Buttler
6 (17)
N. Lyon
18-5-32-0
50.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Shorter, outside off. Ben Stokes looks to defend that, but misses as the ball turns away a tad bit and gets rapped on the pads. Half an appeal by Australia, but the umpire is unmoved.
50.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Outside off. Ben Stokes, on backfoot, defends that one on the off side.
50.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Flatter again, outside off. Ben Stokes blocks it out.
50.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Flatter, quicker, outside off. Ben Stokes defends it out on backfoot.
50.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Tosses it up, outside off, turning it away. Ben Stokes lets that go alone.
50.1
2
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Outside off, flatter. Ben Stokes, on back foot, taps it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.
End Of The Over 50 : 94/5
2 Runs
  • 049.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 149.5
  • 149.6
B. Stokes
5 (56)
J. Buttler
6 (17)
M. Starc
15-5-31-2
49.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Back of a length, maintains the same line, on the pads. Ben Stokes pushes it to square leg for a single.
49.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Shortish, on the pads. Jos Buttler tucks it towards square leg. A single taken.
49.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good-length, on the pads, angling away a tad bit. Jos Buttler manages to get a slight outside edge towards second slip. The ball just fell short there.
49.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Change of length this time, serves a shorter one, over middle. Jos Buttler ducks under it.
49.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Full-length, outside off. Jos Buttler leaves that one alone.
49.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On a length, onto the pads. Jos Buttler blocks it watchfully.
End Of The Over 49 : 92/5
2 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 148.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
B. Stokes
4 (55)
J. Buttler
5 (12)
N. Lyon
17-5-30-0
48.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Fuller again. Ben Stokes defends it out.
48.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Tossed up, full on off. Ben Stokes looks to defend. He misses and gets hit above the pads. The ball lobs off the pads to Marnus Labuschagne at silly point. Australia appeal for lbw but the umpire says no.
48.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
This time Jos Buttler connects and sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
48.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Tossed up, outside off. Jos Buttler looks to sweep. He gets hit on the arms and the ball lobs to the leg side.
48.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Loopy ball, on off. Buttler tucks it on the leg side.
48.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Shortish, on middle. Ben Stokes works it through mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 48 : 90/5
4 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 047.3
  • 047.4
  • 447.5
  • 047.6
J. Buttler
4 (9)
B. Stokes
3 (52)
M. Starc
14-5-29-2
47.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Outside off, left alone.
47.5
4
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Oh dear! Jos Buttler is very fortunate there. Good-length ball, outside off, nipping away. Jos Buttler has a poke at it. The ball goes off the outside edge and flies towards the right of the keeper. Alex Carey though leaves it for David Warner at first slip to collect. But the ball passes between them and into the ropes. Should have been Alex Carey's catch.
47.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On a good length, outside off, Jos Buttler offers no stroke.
47.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Attacks the stumps this time, Jos Buttler defends it to mid on.
47.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, angling away outside off, at 143.3 kph. Jos Buttler shoulders arms.
47.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, outside off, angling away. Jos Buttler looks to defend. The ball zips past the outside edge and carries through to the keeper.
End Of The Over 47 : 86/5
0 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
B. Stokes
3 (52)
J. Buttler
0 (3)
N. Lyon
16-5-28-0
46.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Floated ball, on off. Stokes defends it from the crease.
46.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Tossed up, on middle. Blocked out.
46.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Outside off, spinning away. Ben Stokes is solid in his defence.
46.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
This is defended off the back foot.
46.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Loopy ball, on off. Ben Stokes defends it out off the back foot. Stokes has made up his mind that he is going to just block Lyon's deliveries.
46.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Full and on off, Ben Stokes lunges forward to block.
End Of The Over 46 : 86/5
0 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • W45.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
J. Buttler
0 (3)
B. Stokes
3 (46)
M. Starc
13-5-25-2
45.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, outside off. Jos Buttler watches the ball and lets it go.
45.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good-length ball, around off. Jos Buttler leaves it alone.
45.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Touch fuller this time, Jos Buttler defends it towards the off side.
Jos Buttler comes to the crease.
45.3
W
Mitchell Starc To Ollie Pope OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Change of angle does the trick for Mitchell Starc! Goes over the wicket and bowls it on a good length, on off, angling away. Ollie Pope has a gentle poke at it. The ball goes off the outside edge and Steven Smith at second slip makes no mistake. Just the start Australia would have wanted. Second over of the day and Mitchell Starc removes Ollie Pope for a timid score. Half of the England side back in the hut now.
45.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Ollie Pope
Fuller, outside off. Ollie Pope shoulders arms.
45.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Ollie Pope
Length ball, in the sixth stump channel. Ollie Pope lets it sail through.
End Of The Over 45 : 86/4
0 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
B. Stokes
3 (46)
O. Pope
4 (4)
N. Lyon
15-4-28-0
44.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Loopy ball, on off. Stokes nudges it gently towards the off side. A maiden from Nathan Lyon.
44.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
On leg, Stokes defends it on the leg side.
44.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Quicker one, on off. Ben Stokes looks to work it on the leg side off the back foot but misses. He gets hit above the knee roll. A mild appeal for an lbw but nothing from the umpire.
44.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Around off, Ben Stokes is solid in his defence.
44.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Floated ball, on middle. Ben Stokes defends it off the back foot.
44.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Tossed up, on off. Ben Stokes presses forward and blocks it out.
Nathan Lyon to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 44 : 86/4
4 Runs
  • 043.1
  • W43.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 443.5
  • 043.6
O. Pope
4 (4)
B. Stokes
3 (40)
M. Starc
12-4-25-1
43.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Ollie Pope
Good-length ball, outside off. Ollie Pope isn't troubled by that line and shoulders arms to it.
43.5
4
Mitchell Starc To Ollie Pope
FOUR! Pope is off the mark! Fuller this time, on the pads. Ollie Pope clears his front leg and works it away through mid-wicket for a boundary.
43.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Ollie Pope
Good-length ball, outside off. Ollie Pope leans and pushes it to point.
43.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Ollie Pope
Back of a length, on middle, angling in. Ollie Pope covers the line and blocks it out.
We are set to begin! Australian players stride out to the middle. Ben Stokes walks out to resume his innings along with Ollie Pope. Mitchell Starc to complete his over.
England faced yet another collapse on Day 4. It was integral for them that their openers remain unscathed till Stumps and have an outside chance to draw the match. But that wasn't the case as they lost 4 wickets which includes their pillars - Dawid Malan and Joe Root. Joe Root went through a lot of pain but kept batting and showed fighting spirit but in the final minutes of Day 4, he got out and walked off in disbelief. Shouldn't be long before Australian bowlers breathe fire unless we are in for a surprise.
Australia batted one and a half sessions on Day 4 and in that, they managed to pile a plethora of runs and set a target of 468 runs for England. The bowlers have done their job picking up 4 wickets and Australia are now on top of this context. The bowlers would look to wrap things quickly by taking the remaining wickets and take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the 5-match series.
Hello and a warm welcome to Day 5 of the second Test match between Australia and England. Australia just need 6 wickets to win this Test and would look to wrap things up quickly as they don't have to deal with Dawid Malan and Joe Root as well who have been the best English batsmen on this tour so far. While England would hope that Ben Stokes could repeat his Headingley performance and take this match to the final session for a solid finish.
... DAY 5, SESSION 1 ...
That is it from Day 4 then! Australia are well in control here and a win for them looks the likeliest result. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties and if England can find batters to hang in there, who knows, we could see a draw and if that happens, it will definitely not be less than a win for the visitors. Do join us for Day 5 action at 1430 local (0400 GMT). But as you all know you can join us early for the build-up. Cheers!
Yet another collapse was on the horizon for England, but Root and Stokes managed to steady the ship in the middle, until the last over when Root nicked one back to the slips. Stokes looked pretty conservative with the blade and he has a huge task to overcome on the final day. Chasing down the target won’t be in their mind at all. To be honest, to pull out a draw out of this fixture isn’t going to be an easy task at all with just 6 wickets in hand. England would need more than the rub of green to take out something out of this game. Steven Smith was smart with his bowling combinations. All the bowlers probed good lines and lengths but could not find success. But the pink-ball specialist, Starc, comes out with a ripper to get his a step closer to the finish line.
A hard-fought battle by the visitors, but the hosts enjoyed plenty of success. Malan and Burns after being looked to have settled in the middle negotiated the first half-hour of the final session really well against the consistent attack of Lyon, combined with Green, Neser and Richardson. After several attempts, Lyon got the outside edge of Malan, but Smith ended up dropping that one at slips. A rare, dropped catch from Australia’s point of view, but Malan could not make the most of his reprieve, and slipped out soon. Burns followed his team-mate back to the pavilion. Courtesy of Jhye Richardson and Michael Neser.
A top session for the Aussies. Mitchell Starc comes out with a hammer blow in the final over to get rid of Root at the stroke of STUMPS. Australia bagged three wickets in this session and gave away only 62 runs. They surely would’ve liked to take a couple more scalps and extend the play to end the game this evening itself but that was not the case.
43.2
W
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! The way Steven Smith was jumping in joy after the catch was taken just shows how big and how pleased are the Aussies with this wicket. Exactly what they would have wanted before Stumps. Either the wicket of Root or Stokes, the former preferably and they have got it. Starc the provider again. Really have to feel sorry for Root. He was battling through a lot of pain, he just had the 4 balls to get through on Day 4 but he falls. He could have left this one alone though but probably the left-arm around angle does him in. This lands outside off, and holds its line. Root looks to defend, it was well outside off. He does so inside the line. The ball goes off the outside edge and the keeper does the rest. He walks back and so do the other plays as THAT IS STUMPS ON DAY 4!
43.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Length and on off, Root keeps it out.
End Of The Over 43 : 82/3
0 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
B. Stokes
3 (40)
J. Root
24 (65)
N. Lyon
14-3-28-0
42.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Flatter and on off. Stokes defends it out and sees off the penultimate over.
42.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Quicker and flatter, just outside off. Stokes defends it out on his back foot.
42.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Touch short and on off. Stokes defends it out without any hesitation.
42.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Looped up, around off. Stokes blocks it out.
42.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Short and outside off. Stokes goes back and blocks it out watchfully.
42.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Floated, full and outside off. Stokes comes across and blocks it into the deck.
End Of The Over 42 : 82/3
4 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 241.4
  • 241.5
  • 041.6
J. Root
24 (65)
B. Stokes
3 (34)
M. Starc
11-4-21-0
41.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
On middle, defended.
41.5
2
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
NIcely drive! Fuller and outside off, Root drives it through covers for a couple more.
41.4
2
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Well played! Fuller and on the pads, this is clipped through square leg for two. Smart bowling from Starc. By bringing in short leg, he planted the seed of a short ball in Joe Root's mind. But then, he went full. However, given the class of Root, he was up for it and played it well. He is still struggling to run between the wickets and that is something Australia will also notice.
41.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Angled into middle, Root looks to defend but it goes off the inner half on the leg side.
41.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Good length and outside off again, left alone.
All we can do is feel for Joe Root. He is on the field with a lot of pain. The physio is out to have a look. The players are covering Joe Root as he sorts out his guard now.
41.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
That has hurt! OUCH! Root is in serious pain! Length and on middle, this one comes back in. Root looks to defend but gets an inside edge and it hits him near the crouch area. Root was hit in the abdomen this morning and could not take the field for a while. And now, he has been hit in an area where no physio or doctor can do anything, apart from give a few comforting words.
End Of The Over 41 : 78/3
1 Runs
  • 140.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
B. Stokes
3 (34)
J. Root
20 (59)
N. Lyon
13-2-28-0
40.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
On the stumps, blocked.
40.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
On the stumps this time, not a lot of turn. Kept out.
40.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
BEATEN! That is another beauty! Lyon has been excellent. On off, this one turns away. Stokes looks to defend but is beaten.
40.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Solid again! On the stumps, kept out.
40.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
On off, this is pushed to mid off.
40.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
A single as this is worked with the turn through square leg.
End Of The Over 40 : 77/3
0 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
B. Stokes
3 (29)
J. Root
19 (58)
M. Starc
10-4-17-0
39.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
That was close! An error of judgement from Stokes! This is angled into the pads, he thought it would slip down leg and hence, lets it go. He gets hit on the pads. Probably too high.
39.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
On middle, Stokes keeps it out.
39.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Shorter and on off, Stokes hops and keeps it out.
39.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Cut him into half! That is a beauty! Length and outside off, this one jags back in. Stokes is cut into half as he tries to put bat on ball.
39.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Half an appeal but turned down! Shorter and on the body, Stokes looks to nudged it on the leg side. There is a noise as the ball passes the batter. Carey takes it and appeals but turned down.
39.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
On middle, Stokes keeps it out well.
End Of The Over 39 : 77/3
2 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 138.2
  • 038.3
  • 138.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
J. Root
19 (58)
B. Stokes
3 (23)
N. Lyon
12-2-27-0
38.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
Again! Big turn! On off and spins back in. Root looks to play it on the leg side but no connection.
38.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
Sharp turn again! This lands outside off and spins back in. Root goes back to defend but gets hit on the pads.
38.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Slightly flatter, this one turns away. Stokes guides it to point for one.
38.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
On middle, Stokes defends.
38.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
38.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
Good keeping! This lands on middle and then spins back down the leg side sharply. Root looks to flick but misses. Carey does well to move across and take it.
End Of The Over 38 : 75/3
0 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
B. Stokes
2 (21)
J. Root
18 (54)
M. Starc
9-3-17-0
37.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
On middle, kept out.
37.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Slightly fuller and on middle, it is pushed to mid on.
37.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Back of a length and on off, Stokes hangs back and plays it on the off side.
37.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Yet another one outside off, Stokes covers his off pole and shoulders arms to this one.
37.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
A lot fuller than the last ball, Stokes still hangs back and defends.
37.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Just outside off, Stokes shuffles across and leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 37 : 75/3
1 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 136.6
B. Stokes
2 (15)
J. Root
18 (54)
N. Lyon
11-2-25-0
36.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
A good ball to end by Lyon! Really good start from him. On middle, this also lands and spins away. Stokes hangs back to defend but it goes off the outer half through point for one.
36.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Lovely nut yet again! This lands on middle and then turns away. Stokes looks to defend but it goes more off the outer half on the off side.
36.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Flatter and on the stumps, Stokes goes back and puts bat on ball.
36.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
On middle, kept out.
36.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
BEAUT! Slows it up, angles it in on off, this one lands and then turns away. Stokes is beaten as he tries to block.
36.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ben Stokes
Loopy ball on middle, Stokes lunges and defends it out.
The GOAT (Nathan Lyon) is back into the attack. His figures read 10-2-24-0 so far.
End Of The Over 36 : 74/3
0 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
J. Root
18 (54)
B. Stokes
1 (9)
M. Starc
8-2-17-0
35.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Yet another dot! On off, back of a length, Root gets on top of the bounce and plays it to point.
35.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Good length and on off, Root plays it with soft hands towards point.
35.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Angling away from off, Root leaves it alone.
35.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
On middle, played back to the bowler.
35.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Attacks the middle pole, Root stays rooted to his crease and plays it back to the bowler.
35.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Length and on off, Root defends.
End Of The Over 35 : 74/3
2 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 134.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 134.5
  • 034.6
B. Stokes
1 (9)
J. Root
18 (48)
J. Richardson
8-4-17-2
34.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Ben Stokes
A dot to end then! On middle, Stokes keeps it out.
34.5
1
Jhye Richardson To Joe Root
Drop and run! On off, Root plays it towards point and takes one.
34.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Joe Root
On middle, Root works it towards mid on.
34.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Joe Root
Back of a length and on off, Root stands tall and keeps it out.
Meanwhile, at the 'Gabba, Saqib Mahmood, one of England's bright future prospects, is running riot, having picked up 4 wickets in 11 balls! He can be a good option for England, at least in their bowling department. This series is too long, you see.
34.2
1
Jhye Richardson To Ben Stokes
Not sure what Stokes was doing there! On middle, Stokes looks to defend, it goes off the outer half towards point. Stokes was busy admiring his stroke. Root was calling for a run, Stokes realized later and then completes it.
34.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Ben Stokes
Outside off, Stokes lets it go to the keeper.
End Of The Over 34 : 72/3
2 Runs
  • 233.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
J. Root
17 (45)
B. Stokes
0 (6)
C. Green
5-2-8-0
33.6
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
Another delivery, on a back of a length. Blocked well.
33.5
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
On middle, Root works it to mid on.
33.4
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
Outside off and on the shorter side. Left alone.
Aha... who let Uzzie out, who? Who? One of the Aussie players is getting the dirt off the spikes from his shoes and there is a delay. Usman Khawaja, who is on as a substitute, perhaps for Mitchell Starc, puts his dancing shoes on and entertains the Adelaide crowd at the boundary! The crowd loves it
33.3
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
Angled into middle, Root works it to mid-wicket.
33.2
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
On off, defended.
33.1
2
Cameron Green To Joe Root
Angled into the pads, Root works it through square leg for two.
End Of The Over 33 : 70/3
0 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
B. Stokes
0 (6)
J. Root
15 (39)
J. Richardson
7-4-15-2
32.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Ben Stokes
On the fuller side, Stokes lunges and tries to block but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
32.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Ben Stokes
On off, Stokes hangs back and defends.
32.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Ben Stokes
Easy leave yet again as this too is bowled outside off.
32.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Ben Stokes
Another one on a length and outside off, Stokes lets it go to the keeper.
32.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Ben Stokes
Yet another delivery, on a length and outside off, not played at.
32.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Ben Stokes
Outside off, Stokes leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 32 : 70/3
0 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
J. Root
15 (39)
B. Stokes
0 (0)
C. Green
4-2-6-0
31.6
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
On a length, outside off. Root plays at it and pushes it towards gully.
31.5
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
A sharp bouncer, outside off. Root ducks under it.
31.4
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
Full length, just outside off. Root presses forward and blocks it out.
31.3
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
Good length, around off. Root defends it out.
31.2
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
BEATEN! Good length and outside off. Some extra bounce off the deck. Root looks to defend it out but gets beaten.
31.1
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
Length and on off. Root blocks it out solidly.
End Of The Over 31 : 70/3
7 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 330.2
  • 030.3
  • 430.4
  • 030.5
  • W30.6
R. Burns
34 (95)
J. Root
15 (33)
J. Richardson
6-3-15-2
30.6
W
Jhye Richardson To Rory Burns OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Steven Smith does not make any mistake this time. Jhye Richardson picks up his second wicket of the game and the Adelaide Oval erupts in joy. Full-length ball, around off, nips away a shade. Burns looks to defend it out but only manages to get an outside edge to slip cordon. Steven Smith keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a sharp catch low to his right. Ben Stokes will be the new man in.
30.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Rory Burns
The ball flies off the deck! Back of a length, outside off. Burns looks to defend it out but misses.
30.4
4
Jhye Richardson To Rory Burns
FOUR! EDGY! A full-length ball, on off. Burns looks to drive it through the cover region. The ball takes the outside edge and goes through gully and into the fence.
30.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Rory Burns
Outside off, left alone by Burns.
30.2
3
Jhye Richardson To Joe Root
Fuller and on off. Root drives it past the mid off and gets three runs before the fielder cuts it out.
30.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Joe Root
Length and on off. Root defends it solidly.
End Of The Over 30 : 63/2
0 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
R. Burns
30 (91)
J. Root
12 (31)
C. Green
3-1-6-0
29.6
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
A sharp bouncer, on off. Burns ducks under it and leaves it alone.
29.5
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
Full, around middle and leg. Burns clips it to the leg side.
29.4
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
Full and on the pads. Burns misses his flick. The ball goes towards the keeper.
29.3
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
Good length and outside off. Burns was caught in two minds, as he was looking to leave that one but in the end defends it onto the deck.
29.2
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
Back of a length, shaping in from outside off. Burns leaves it alone for the keeper.
29.1
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
Length and around off. Burns looks to defend it out but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
End Of The Over 29 : 63/2
0 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • 028.6
J. Root
12 (31)
R. Burns
30 (85)
J. Richardson
5-3-8-1
28.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Joe Root
Full length and on off. Root pushes his blade out and blocks it towards gully.
28.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Joe Root
Good length, pitching outside off and shaping in. Root shuffles across and shoulders his arms at it.
28.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Joe Root
Slightly short and outside off. Root gets across and defends it to point.
28.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Joe Root
On a length, outside off, the ball flies off the deck. Root has no stroke to offer.
28.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Joe Root
Fuller and outside off. Root step forward and blocks it out solidly.
28.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Joe Root
On a length, on the fourth stump line. Root pushes it to the right of gully.
End Of The Over 28 : 63/2
5 Runs
  • 427.1
  • 027.2
  • 127.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
R. Burns
30 (85)
J. Root
12 (25)
C. Green
2-0-6-0
27.6
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
Back of a length, outside off. Burns leaves it alone for the keeper.
27.5
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
Back of a length, on the fourth stump line. Burns comes across and defends it out on the bounce to point.
27.4
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
Good length, outside off, nipping in. Burns shoulders his arms.
27.3
1
Cameron Green To Joe Root
Touch short, on off. Root guides it towards point and scampers through for a single.
27.2
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
Fuller, on off. Root defends it back to the bowler. Root is out of his crease and hence Green has a shy at the striker's end but misses.
27.1
4
Cameron Green To Joe Root
FOUR! Nicely played. Short and outside off. Root stays back and punches it through backward point for a boundary.
DRINKS! Quite an important phase coming up! Around 17 overs left in the day's play and England really can't afford to lose a wicket. Australia on the other hand, have bowled really well and have to continue the good work. They would love Root's wicket before Stumps. Can they get it?
End Of The Over 27 : 58/2
1 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 126.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
R. Burns
30 (82)
J. Root
7 (22)
N. Lyon
10-2-24-0
26.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Quicker. Full and on middle. Burns defends it to the leg side.
26.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Floated, full and on off. Burns presses forward and defends it into the deck.
26.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
Tossed up, full and on off. Root steps across and sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
26.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
Around off, defended out.
26.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
Short and around off. Root stays back and defends it to point.
26.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
Flatter and down leg. Root helps it out with his pads.
Review! Rory Burns takes it upstairs for a review for caught behind. The Hot Spot shows there is nothing on the bat, RTS shows a flat line as well. The umpire has to overturn his decision. The final decision is not out. Rory Burns survives.
End Of The Over 26 : 57/2
1 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 125.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
R. Burns
30 (80)
J. Root
6 (18)
C. Green
1-0-1-0
25.6
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
NOT OUT! That is why Burns reviewed! It hit the back leg and he survives. This is another good delivery from Green. Continues to land it on a length and outside off, this one jags back in. Burns goes back and tries to defend. It goes off something to the keeper who appeals after taking it. The finger is raised. Burns reviews straightaway. Replays show that the on-field call has to be overturned.
25.5
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
Hits the length and on off, Burns blocks it solidly.
25.4
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
Shortish and on middle, this is nudged on the leg side.
25.3
0
Cameron Green To Rory Burns
Back of a length, on the shorter side, defended.
25.2
1
Cameron Green To Joe Root
On off, Root stays back and pushes it towards cover for one.
Cameron Green comes into the attack now. Unlucky for Neser. He was bowling really well and got the breakthrough as well. But just that Green has dismissed Root on the last two occasions, has made Smith make this change.
25.1
0
Cameron Green To Joe Root
Good length and on off, defended.
End Of The Over 25 : 56/2
2 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 124.3
  • 1 LB24.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
R. Burns
30 (76)
J. Root
5 (16)
N. Lyon
9-2-23-0
24.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Outisde off, left alone by Burns.
24.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Looped up, on off, defended out solidly.
24.4
lb
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
LEG BYE! On the pads, Root misses his flick. The ball goes off the pads towards square leg. The batters take a le bye.
24.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
EDGY! Tossed up, full and on off. Burns comes down the track and looks to flick it away. The ball goes off the outside edge towards mid on, but lands safely. The batters take a single.
24.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Floated, outside off, some bounce off the deck. Burns leaves it alone.
24.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Outside off, turning away. Burns leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 24 : 54/2
2 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 223.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
J. Root
5 (15)
R. Burns
29 (71)
M. Neser
5-2-7-1
23.6
0
Michael Neser To Joe Root
Neser ends the over with a beauty! Good length and just outside off. Root looks to defend it out but gets beaten on the outside off.
23.5
0
Michael Neser To Joe Root
Fuller and on off. Root pushes it towards mid on.
23.4
0
Michael Neser To Joe Root
Full, around middle and leg. Root works it to mid on.
23.3
0
Michael Neser To Joe Root
Good length and outside off. Root looks to chase it but under-edges it to the slip cordon.
23.2
2
Michael Neser To Joe Root
Full and on the pads, Root clips it behind square for a brace.
23.1
0
Michael Neser To Joe Root
Length and on off. Root defends it to the leg side.
End Of The Over 23 : 52/2
3 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 122.3
  • 122.4
  • 022.5
  • 122.6
J. Root
3 (9)
R. Burns
29 (71)
N. Lyon
8-2-22-0
22.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
Full and on off. Root gets low and sweeps it towards square leg for a single.
22.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
Floated, on off. Root blocks it out solidly.
22.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
On the pads, Burns clips it to square leg for a single.
22.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
Flatter and outside off, the ball turns in sharply. Root goes back and works it to the leg side for a single.
22.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
OH CLOSE! Tossed up, around middle. The ball turns down leg, with some extra bounce yet again. Root gets low and looks to sweep it away but misses. This time it looks like he gets some glove on it. Alex Carey moves to his left but could not gather the ball.
22.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Joe Root
Floated, full and around middle, The ball turns away and bounces, going down leg. Root goes on his knees and looks to sweep it away but misses.
End Of The Over 22 : 49/2
1 Runs
  • W21.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 121.5
  • 021.6
R. Burns
28 (70)
J. Root
1 (4)
M. Neser
4-2-5-1
21.6
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Fuller and on off, Burns comes across and defends it out.
21.5
1
Michael Neser To Joe Root
Fuller and on off. Root pushes it to cover and gets off the mark with a run.
21.4
0
Michael Neser To Joe Root
On a length, wide of off. Root leaves it alone for the keeper.
21.3
0
Michael Neser To Joe Root
Full and on off. Root defends it back to the bowler.
21.2
0
Michael Neser To Joe Root
Outside off, left alone by Root.
The skipper, Joe Root walks out to bat.
England take a review for an LBW. UltraEdge show no bat involved. Nothing on HotSpot as well. Ball Tracking shows all three reds. The on-field decision stays. England lose their review.
21.1
W
Michael Neser To Dawid Malan OUT!
OUT! LBW! Michael Neser you beauty! He gets the big wicket of Dawid Malan and Neser picks up his first wicket of the innings. This is the second time we are witnessing a reprieve not lasting long today. Earlier in the day, Smith was dropped once but did not last long after that, while Malan, who was just dropped by Smith an over before, falls on the next ball he faces. A length ball, around off, nips in sharply off the deck. Malan is stuck inside his crease and gets rapped on the pads. Neser appeals and the umpire raises his dreaded finger. Top class stuff from the bowler. Malan gives it a thought and takes the review eventually. The RTS shows no bat is involved. The Ball Tracker shows three reds and Malan has to walk back to the pavilion.
End Of The Over 21 : 48/1
1 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 120.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
R. Burns
28 (69)
D. Malan
20 (51)
N. Lyon
7-2-19-0
20.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Beaten! Tossed up, on off. Rory Burns gets all squared up as he tries to defend. He misses and the ball zips past the outside edge.
20.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
On off, Burns defends it out.
20.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Fuller and on off. Burns gets across and defends.
20.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
DROPPED! Finally the edge comes, but Steven Smith drops it . Tossed up, on off. Dawid Malan looks to defend off the back foot. The ball goes off the outside edge to the first slip fielder. Steven Smith there spills down a dolly. The ball rolls behind him and the batters take a single.
20.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Tossed up, on middle. Dawid Malan looks to defend. The ball goes off the outside edge to the first slip fielder.
20.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Outside off, driven towards covers.
End Of The Over 20 : 47/1
0 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
R. Burns
28 (66)
D. Malan
19 (48)
M. Neser
3-2-4-0
19.6
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Back of a length, on off. Burns pushes it to covers.
19.5
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
On middle, blocked out from the crease.
19.4
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Good-length ball, outside off. Burns leaves it alone. It goes off the thigh pad and carries through to the keeper.
19.3
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Short of a length, on off. Burns taps it to point.
19.2
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Full again, on middle. Pushed back to the bowler.
19.1
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Fuller in length, on off. Burns pushes it to mid on.
End Of The Over 19 : 47/1
4 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 418.6
D. Malan
19 (48)
R. Burns
28 (60)
N. Lyon
6-2-18-0
18.6
4
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
FOUR! A boundary to end the over! Outside off, Malan plays it late and cuts it past point for a boundary.
18.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
On off, Malan presses forward to defend.
18.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Full and on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
18.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Tossed up, on middle. Malan looks to defend. The ball goes off the outside edge to backward point.
18.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Full and on middle, blocked out.
18.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Flatter, fuller, on middle. Malan defends it out.
End Of The Over 18 : 43/1
4 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 417.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
R. Burns
28 (60)
D. Malan
15 (42)
M. Neser
2-1-4-0
17.6
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Back of a length, outside off. Burns defends it out.
17.5
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Back of a length, on off. Burns blocks it out.
17.4
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
On a length, on off. Burns nudges it to mid on.
17.3
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Good-length ball, outside off. Burns lets it sail through.
17.2
4
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
FOUR! Cut away! Gets the width, outside off. Rory Burns pounces on it and cuts it through backward point to collect a boundary.
17.1
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Back of a length, on middle. Burns turns it on the leg side.
End Of The Over 17 : 39/1
0 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
D. Malan
15 (42)
R. Burns
24 (54)
N. Lyon
5-2-14-0
16.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
A maiden! Fuller, on off. Played back to the bowler.
16.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Loopy ball, on middle. Malan defends it solidly.
16.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Short and outside off, quicker one. Malan looks to cut but misses.
16.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Outside off, turning away. Malan leaves it untouched.
16.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Loopy ball, outside off. Dawid Malan lets it be.
16.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Tossed up, outside off. Malan leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 16 : 39/1
0 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
R. Burns
24 (54)
D. Malan
15 (36)
M. Neser
1-1-0-0
15.6
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
On a good length, outside off. Burns lets it pass.
15.5
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Short of a length, on middle and leg. Rory Burns looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
15.4
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Fuller and around off, Burns blocks it out.
15.3
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Outside off, Burns lets it be.
15.2
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Fuller, on off. Burns pushes it to mid off.
15.1
0
Michael Neser To Rory Burns
Back of a length, on off. Rory Burns defends it from the crease.
Michael Neser is brought into the attack. He replaces Mitchell Starc.
End Of The Over 15 : 39/1
5 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 414.6
D. Malan
15 (36)
R. Burns
24 (48)
N. Lyon
4-1-14-0
14.6
4
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Four! Nicely played. Short and outside off. Malan stays on the back foot and cuts it through point for a boundary.
14.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Outside off, Malan stays back and leaves it alone.
14.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Around off, Malan defends it out.
14.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Full and on off, pushed to the off side.
14.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Tossed up, full and on middle. Malan works it to the left of mid on. Jhye Richardson gets low to his right and stops the ball.
14.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Flighted, full and on leg. Burns tucks it to short mid-wicket and scampers through for a single.
End Of The Over 14 : 34/1
2 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
R. Burns
23 (47)
D. Malan
11 (31)
M. Starc
7-1-17-0
13.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
EDGY! Burns gets lucky this time. Full length and on off. Burns looks to push it to the off side but inside-edges it towards fine leg and gets across for a single.
13.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Good length and outside off. Burns defends it towards point.
13.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
On a length, around off, angled into the batter. Burns comes across and looks to flick it away but misses and gets rapped on high on the pads.
13.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Back of a length, outside off. Burns shoulders his arms at it.
13.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
A single now! Full-length ball, on off. Malan dig it out on the bounce towards mid off. The batters take a single.
13.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Good length, outside off, shaping away. Malan shoulders his arms to it.
End Of The Over 13 : 32/1
0 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
R. Burns
22 (43)
D. Malan
10 (29)
N. Lyon
3-1-9-0
12.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Fired in, around off. Rory Burns defends it off the back foot.
12.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Straighter this time, on off. Burns looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.
12.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Outside off, Rory Burns at first thinks to sweep but then leaves it alone.
12.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Loopy ball, on off. Burns defends it out.
12.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
On off, Rory Burns looks to defend but gets beaten this time with the turn.
12.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Tossed up, on off. Rory Burns looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. The ball lobs up to the first slip fielder who catches it but it came off the back pad.
End Of The Over 12 : 32/1
0 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
D. Malan
10 (29)
R. Burns
22 (37)
M. Starc
6-1-15-0
11.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Short of a length, on off. Malan dabs it towards gully.
11.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Beauty! Good-length ball, around off. Dawid Malan tries to cut it late but misses.
11.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
On a length, on leg. Dawid Malan defends it out.
11.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Back of a length, on middle. Dawid Malan defends it back to the bowler.
11.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Good-length ball, around off. Dawid Malan looks to cut but misses. It was a lazy shot, Malan does not play it with venom. The ball zips past the inside edge and into the keeper's mitts.
11.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Fuller, on off. Driven back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 11 : 32/1
5 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 410.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
R. Burns
22 (37)
D. Malan
10 (23)
N. Lyon
2-0-9-0
10.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
On leg, Rory Burns tries to flick but gets hit on the pads.
10.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
On off, punched to point. Michael Neser misfields and allows a single.
10.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Bounce and turn! Floated it up, outside off. The ball shoots up after hitting the deck. Dawid Malan looks to defend but misses.
10.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Good shot! Loopy ball, outside off. Dawid Malan cuts it past point for a boundary.
10.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
On off, Malan guides it to backward point.
10.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Dawid Malan
Tossed up, on off. Dawid Malan looks to defend but the ball beats the outside edge.
End Of The Over 10 : 27/1
3 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 29.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
R. Burns
22 (36)
D. Malan
5 (18)
M. Starc
5-0-15-0
9.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Back of a length, on middle. Rory Burns defends it on the leg side.
9.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Back of a length, on middle. Burns blocks it out from the crease.
9.4
2
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Touch fuller, on middle. Rory Burns flicks it to deep square leg. Burns pushes for the second run and gets it comfortably. Good running!
9.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Good-length ball, outside off. Rory Burns shoulders arms to that one.
9.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Fuller in length, on off. Rory Burns looks to drive. The ball goes off the inner half to mid on.
9.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Length ball, on the pads. Malan pushes it to mid-wicket for a single.
Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end. His figures read 4-0-12-0 so far.
End Of The Over 9 : 24/1
4 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 48.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
R. Burns
20 (31)
D. Malan
4 (17)
N. Lyon
1-0-4-0
8.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
And once again, sharp turn there! Turns away from middle on off. Rory Burns looks to defend off the back foot but misses.
8.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Slower through the air, on off. Rory Burns presses forward to defend but the ball zips past the outside edge.
8.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Rory Burns steps out and works it with spin to silly point.
8.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
That turned away sharply! Tossed up, turning away from middle. Rory Burns looks to defend off the back foot but gets beaten on the outside edge.
8.2
4
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
FOUR! Well played! Loopy ball, on middle. Rory Burns steps out and tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Good use of the feet there by Burns.
8.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rory Burns
Tossed up, on middle. Rory Burns defends it out.
We are back for the final session! Australian players stride out to the middle. Dawid Malan and Rory Burns walk out to bat as well who have their work cut out and are battling to survive. Spin to start the final session as Nathan Lyon comes on to operate now.
... DAY 4, SESSION 3 ...
The hosts will want to get at least 3-4 wickets by Stumps tonight to try and avert any possible fightback tomorrow. However, there is nothing much on the pitch yet and if the batsmen apply themselves, like Malan and Root did in the first dig, runs can be scored. Around 36 overs left in the day for survival. We are heading into a break but you can just switch tabs and check out what is happening in the Big Bash game between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder. But do not forget to join us back at 7.30 pm local (0900 GMT) for the first ball of the final session!
Just the start Australia would have wanted in this mini session. They have managed to pick up a wicket but importantly, kept the minds of the English batters clouded, making them circumspect. England will be unhappy with the wicket of Hameed but looking at the positive, Burns has got a start and is forging a partnership with Malan. The tourists will hope for more of the same.
End Of The Over 8 : 20/1
0 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
D. Malan
4 (17)
R. Burns
16 (25)
J. Richardson
4-2-8-1
7.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Dawid Malan
Length and on off, blocked out solidly. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 4.
7.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Dawid Malan
A loud appeal for LBW but the umpire turns it down! Good length, outside off, this one nips back in sharply. Malan is stuck insde the crease and gets hit high on his pads, as he misses his defense. Jhye Richardson and the group behind the stumps appeal loudly but the umpire isn't interested. Steven Smith comes across and has a word with the bowler. A lot of details get exchanged in jusyt roughly 15 seconds and Smith does not take the review as the last the bowler says is it might to going above the stumps. The replays later confirm that the ball was going way over the stumps.
7.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Dawid Malan
Amazing work from Green! On a length, outside off. Malan guides it to the left of gully. Green dives to that side and makes a sharp stop.
7.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Dawid Malan
Good length and wide outside off. Malan has not shot to offer.
7.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Dawid Malan
Back of a length, just outside off. Malan leaves it alone for the keeper.
7.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Dawid Malan
Dawid Malan trusting the bounce here. Good-length, outside off, nips in a long way but with some extra bounce this time. Malan shoulders his arms to it.
End Of The Over 7 : 20/1
4 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 46.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
R. Burns
16 (25)
D. Malan
4 (11)
M. Starc
4-0-12-0
6.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Fuller, on off. Burns comes across and defends it towards mid on. Burns is showing good signs here.
6.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Touch short, outside off. Burns get across to defend it out.
6.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Good-length ball, around off. Rory Burns shoulders arms to that one.
6.3
4
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
FOUR! Up and over! Back of a length, wide outside off. Burns upper cuts it over gully and bags a boundary. This should help Burns with his confidence.
6.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Full and on the pads, Burns flicks it to short mid on.
6.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Trouble, Trouble! A huge mix-up and a misfield helps the batters to get back to safety. A length ball, on the pads. Rory Burns flicks it to square leg. Malan wanted the single but Burns was not interested. The fielder charges towards the ball and looks to throw it at the non-striker's but he slips and goes down on the ground. This allows Malan to get back insde the crease.
End Of The Over 6 : 16/1
3 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 35.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
D. Malan
4 (11)
R. Burns
12 (19)
J. Richardson
3-1-8-1
5.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Dawid Malan
Good length and outside off. Malan shoulders his arms to it.
5.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Dawid Malan
Back of a length, outside off. Malan leaves it for the keeper.
5.4
3
Jhye Richardson To Rory Burns
Full length and on off. Burns drives it towards long off. They take three before the fielder cuts it out. It was a good looking shot from Burns.
5.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Rory Burns
Good length, on off. Burns defends it out solidly.
5.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Rory Burns
Gets beaten this time! Length, around leg, angles across the left-hander. Burns looks to flicks it away but misses and gets hit on his thighs.
5.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Rory Burns
Touch short, around middle and leg. Burns defends it out solidly.
End Of The Over 5 : 13/1
1 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
D. Malan
4 (9)
R. Burns
9 (15)
M. Starc
3-0-8-0
4.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Length and outside off, Malan leaves it alone watchfully.
4.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
BEAUTY! On a length, outside off., nips away a shade. Malan looks to defend it out but misses and gets beaten on the outside edge.
4.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Good length and outside off. Malan leaves it alone for the keeper.
4.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Good length, around off, nips in a touch again. Malan gets an inside edge onto the pads.
4.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
That must've hurt! Good-length ball, around off, nips in off the deck. Malan hops and looks to defend it out but misses and gets pinged near the box. That is a nasty blow.
4.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Short and on off. Burns stays back and punches it to point for a single.
End Of The Over 4 : 12/1
5 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 43.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
D. Malan
4 (4)
R. Burns
8 (14)
J. Richardson
2-1-5-1
3.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Dawid Malan
Back of a length, outside off, some extra bounce this time. Malan defends it towards gully awkwardly.
3.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Dawid Malan
The crowd is backing the players here! A loud roar of out goes through the Adelaide Oval but the umpire is unmoved! Back of a length, around middle and leg. Malan hangs back and looks to defend it out but misses. The ball goes off his thigh pads towards gully. Green dives forward and takes a good catch. But no bat on it and Malan is still in the crease.
3.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Dawid Malan
Great stop by Green! Back of a length, around off. Malan hangs his blade out. The ball goes off the outside edge to the right of gully. Green dives to his right and stops the ball well with one hand.
3.3
4
Jhye Richardson To Dawid Malan
FOUR! A flawless cover drive by Malan to kick-start his innings. A full-length ball, outside off. Malan leans in and creams it through cover for a boundary.
3.2
1
Jhye Richardson To Rory Burns
Full, on leg again. Burns clips it to fine leg for a single.
3.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Rory Burns
Brilliant from Jhye Richardson! A full-length ball, angled across into the left-hander, around middle and leg. Burns stays back and looks to flick it away but misses. He gets pinged on the pads. Jhye Richardson puts in an appeal for an lbw but the umpire is unmoved.
End Of The Over 3 : 7/1
3 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 32.6
R. Burns
7 (12)
D. Malan
0 (0)
M. Starc
2-0-7-0
2.6
3
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Fuller and on leg. Burns clips it through mid-wicket. The batters take three runs comfortably before the fielder cuts it out in the deep.
2.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Good length, angled into the batter, on off. Burns shuffles across and defends it to point off the outer half.
2.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Back of a length, outside off. Burns leaves it alone for the keeper.
2.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Fuller, on the pads. Burns flicks it to square leg but straight to the fielder.
2.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Length ball, around middle. Burns gets inside the line and tucks it to the leg side.
2.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Short ball and outside off. Burns leaves it alone for the keeper.
Dawid Malan walks out to bat at No.3.
End Of The Over 2 : 4/1
0 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • W1.6
H. Hameed
0 (6)
R. Burns
4 (6)
J. Richardson
1-1-0-1
1.6
W
Jhye Richardson To Haseeb Hameed OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Yet again, England lose an early wicket. However, this time, you cannot fault the batsman much. This was just perfect, just perfect from Jhye Richardson. Hameed did everything possibly right that he could. It was landed on a length, outside off and Haseeb, rightfully, went forward to defend. But the ball just landed and kept on rising. Now, if that happens, no batsman in the world can control what is going to happen next. It would have been a bad shot had the outside edge been taken. That time, you could fault his technique. But here, the ball has climbed steeply, pinged the gloves and then gone to Alex Carey. So if you are Hameed, just nod your head to Jhye, admiring his delivery. Not your mistake at all. Tough, tough luck.
1.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Haseeb Hameed
Jhye Richardson makes Hameed play at it this time. A full-length, around off. Hameed prods and defends it out watchfully.
1.4
0
Jhye Richardson To Haseeb Hameed
Close! Touch fuller, around off. The ball nips away off the deck. This time it is close to Hameed. He looks to defend it out but the ball zips past the outside edge.
1.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Haseeb Hameed
On a length, wide outside off. Hameed has no stroke to offer this time either.
1.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Haseeb Hameed
Good-length delivery, outside off, nips in late. Hameed stays back and shoulders his arms.
1.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Haseeb Hameed
Good length and outside off. Hameed stays back and leaves it alone for the keeper.
Jhye Richardson to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 4/0
4 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 40.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
R. Burns
4 (6)
H. Hameed
0 (0)
M. Starc
1-0-4-0
0.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Awkward for Burns! Back of a length, outside off. Burns hangs his blade out. The ball takes the outer half and goes aerially towards gully but falls short. Burns survives a nasty over from Starc.
0.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
A good leave this time from Burns! Good-length, outside off. Burns shuffles across and shoulders his arms to it.
0.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
BEATEN! Great bowling from Mitchell Starc! Angled in and seamed away. On a length, outside off, Burns gets beaten again as he looks to defend it out.
0.3
4
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
FOUR! Nicely played. Back of a length, sliding down leg. Burns comes across and helps it around the corner into the fence at fine leg.
0.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
An absolute beauty from Mitchell Starc! Good-length ball, around off, nips away a shade. Rory Burns gets across and looks to defend it out. The ball zips past the outside edge. It could've been curtain for Burns.
0.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Rory Burns
Back of a length, outside off, nipping away. Burns shuffles across and shoulders his arms to it. A sigh of relief for Burns as this one is bowled wide.