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ENG vs AUS, 2023 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
Edgbaston, Birmingham , Jun 16, 2023
393/8d&273
386&282/8 (92.3)
Australia beat England by 2 wickets
Right then, what an epic battle we have witnessed and this is just the start. We still have four more Test matches to go in this monumental series between two powerhouses. Australia have taken a 1-0 lead in the series but we expect England to come back stronger at Lord's which will be the next venue. The game begins in a week's time on Wednesday the 28th of June at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT) but our coverage will begin well in advance. Till then, take care and goodbye!
Pat Cummins, the skipper of Australia, starts by saying that their supporters got outnumbered but thanks them for sticking around. Adds that there were no demons on this surface on the final day and regarding Lyon's boundary over mid on, Cummins smiles and says that he just stood there in awe and said 'nice shot Gary'. Mentions that the beauty of this series is that both teams have different strengths and they stick to it. Praises Khawaja for his composure and calls him a class player. He is really happy for Usman. States that everyone chipped in and played a role while being happy that he could contribute with the bat. Informs that Lyon has been huge for them with the ball and he is just a captain's dream.
Ben Stokes, the captain of England says that he is very proud of the team to take this game into Day 5, and it was wonderful to see the way they handled the rollercoaster of emotions. Claims that this is what they want to do as they hope to keep the people involved and on the edge of their seats. Reckons that a loss is a loss in terms of how they operate. Adds that losing always hurts regardless and they want to keep making the moves when the time is right. Mentions that when they come on the positive side of the result there will not be much to complain about. Explains that he decided to declare because he saw an opportunity to pounce on Australia by taking early wickets and going into Day 2 on top. Informs that it was great to have Moeen Ali even though he had to leave the field but Joe Root did a remarkable job. Goes on to say that he is not only a world-class batter but is growing as a bowler as well. Feels that is incredible to see a senior batter play the way he did on Day 4. Admits that the way he played in the first half hour got the momentum on their side and there is always pressure chasing down the target but gives credit to Australia. Ends by saying that Ollie Robinson and Stuart Broad put in all their effort and that is all you can ask for. He adds that Stuart Broad has his head in his heart and long may it continue.
Player of the Match is Usman Khawaja! Says that he was very nervous in the final five minutes and counts this as one of his favourite Tests to be a part of! Shares that there was too much nervous energy in the dressing room and he was watching the match on a delay. Adds that this knock of his is right up there and tells that the ebb and flow of this Test match was excellent with no one having it until the end. Reminds that the last series was tough work for the Aussie batters, barring Smith and he is delighted to win the first Test match.
Presentation time...
David Warner and Usman Khawaja started wonderfully well though and added 61 runs together but a late surge on Day 4 allowed England to claim three crucial wickets as Ollie Robinson dismissed David Warner and Stuart Broad sent Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith packing. The delayed start on Day 5 had everyone sweating and one session was lost to rain. Usman Khawaja and Scott Boland were watchful to begin before Stuart Broad was able to send the night watchman back to the shed. Moeen Ali claimed the crucial wicket of Travis Head before Tea and had England believing there were ahead in this game. Australia proved them wrong in the final session to stamp their authority ahead of a long tour.
England started Day 4 intending to make sure that they get a result in this game as they looked to be aggressive from the word go led by Joe Root. He scored 46 alone with Harry Brook as both missed out on half-centuries by 4 runs and Ben Stokes added 43 runs to score as well. They kept losing wickets in regular intervals though and were bowled out by Tea for 273 runs setting a target of 281. The Australian bowlers did a remarkable job with Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon claiming four wickets each with Josh Hazlewood and Scott Boland chipping in with one apiece. The hosts would have liked to have a few more runs on the board but came out looking to get some early breakthroughs with the ball.
The Australian openers managed to survive the four overs on Day 1 but did not get off to the best starts on Day 2 as they lost David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne on consecutive deliveries. Things got worse for them when Steven Smith was dismissed for a low score before Lunch and the declaration seemed to be working for the hosts. Usman Khawaja proved the be the thorn in their side though as he held up one end and built good partnerships with Travis Head, Cameron Green, and Alex Carey. Head and Carey scored attacking half-centuries with Khawaja top-scoring for his side with 141 runs. An attacking cameo from Pat Cummins helped push their total to 386, 7 runs short of England’s total. Stuart Broad and Ollie Robinson both claimed three wickets each with Moeen Ali chipping in with two. He seemed to have injured his finger while bowling which seemed to hinder his bowling performance. The England openers came out looking positive in the second session of Day 3 but rain interruptions seemed to hamper their concentration and both were dismissed in overcast conditions before play was called off for the day.
The hosts won a good toss and elected to bat first with Zak Crawley smashing the first ball to the fence for four. The tone had been set for how the hosts were planning to approach their batting effort but suffered an early setback as Ben Duckett was dismissed after playing a couple of good shots. Ollie Pope got off to a decent start but could not make it count and was dismissed along with Crawley who scored 61 runs in 73 balls before Lunch. Joe Root batted beautifully from one end with Harry Brook (32 runs in 37 balls) and Jonny Bairstow (78 runs in 78 deliveries) playing attacking knocks to help keep the run rate up. They scored 393 for the loss of 8 wickets in 78 overs and with four overs left to play on Day 1, Ben Stokes pulled off a surprise by declaring their inning. Joe Root remained unbeaten on 118 and put up an exhibition of his world-class abilities. Nathan Lyon was the pick of the bowlers for Australia with four wickets under his belt and the rest of the bowlers chipped in as well barring the skipper Pat Cummins who remained wicketless.
England found an opening and had their tails up as they built pressure on Alex Carey with some disciplined bowling. The English bowlers were unable to get a breakthrough though and the skipper decided to bring himself into the attack. The decision bore fruit immediately as he managed to finally end Khawaja’s stubborn stand on 65 in 197 balls. Carey and Pat Cummins hung around till the new ball was available but Ben Stokes pulled off another masterstroke by not taking the brand-new cherry and giving a over to Joe Root. He rewarded his captain's faith by dismissing Carey as he took a blinder off his own bowling. Cummins took it upon himself to get the remaining runs as he took 14 runs from Root’s over and kept up with his attacking intent. He had Nathan Lyon with him and the spinner looked really comfortable out in the middle as the two of them added 55 runs to take their side home with the skipper scoring 44 runs having come to bat with 72 runs still needed.
SESSION SUMMARY - 99 runs, 33.3 overs, 3 wickets. A lot depended on Usman Khawaja to help Australia take the game deep after they found half their team back in the shed at the Tea interval with 98 runs needed in the final session. He fought hard to keep the scoreboard ticking while holding up one end and had Cameron Green for company who came out after the break looking to be much more positive. Green added 49 runs with Khawaja for the sixth wicket but chopped one onto his stumps off the bowling on Ollie Robinson on 28.
AUSTRALIA WIN THE FIRST ASHES TEST MATCH BY 2 WICKETS! What an extraordinary game this has been! The pendulum kept constantly swinging both ways and provided us with non-stop entertainment despite the rain interruptions. The reigning Test champions have started their title defense in this World Test Championship cycle with a win against their arch-rivals away from home and have set this series up beautifully. They continue their outstanding form and have shown why they are the best Test team in the world and it is ironic that their captain was the one who took them over the finish line. England fought remarkably hard and one has to now wonder in circumspect if the decision to declare in the first inning was the right one. That said, they have contributed heavily towards providing us with a remarkable spectacle!
End Of The Over 92.3 : 282/8
4 Runs
  • 092.1
  • 092.2
  • 492.3
P. Cummins
44 (73)
N. Lyon
16 (28)
O. Robinson
18.3-7-43-2
92.3
4
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
FOUR! AUSTRALIA WIN! Pat Cummins is pumped up, he lifts Lyon in delight. What an end to this Test match! The 8th wicket partnership has done it for the tourists. Back of a length, around off, Cummins pushes inside the line with soft hands and edges it down towards third man. Harry Brook speeds across to his right from straightish third man and Zak Crawley chases it to his left from deep point. Brook reaches first with a slide but he ends up deflecting it over the fence. Australia win by 2 wickets and have excelled in their first assignment against England's 'Bazball'!
92.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
A bit short and on off, Pat jumps and defends it to the off side.
92.1
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Well stopped! Shortish and on middle, Cummins helps it towards backward short leg. Pope dives and makes a superb stop moving away to his right.
End Of The Over 92 : 278/8
2 Runs
  • 091.1
  • 191.2
  • 091.3
  • 091.4
  • 091.5
  • 191.6
P. Cummins
40 (70)
N. Lyon
16 (28)
S. Broad
21-3-64-3
91.6
1
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
Short in length and on middle, Cummins jumps and tucks it to mid-wicket for a run. Retains strike and now 3 needed more for Australia.
91.5
0
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
On a good length, around middle, Pat defends it back and Broad stops the ball with a dive to his right. The veteran has given his all.
91.4
0
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
Back of a length, down the leg side again, Pat once more offers no shot and wears it on his thigh pad.
91.3
0
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
Sliding down the leg side, a bit on the shorter side, Cummins offers no shot and it goes off his thigh pad to short leg.
91.2
1
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
Short in length, on off, Lyon mistimes his pull shot and it just evades Popes at short leg. They cross. 4 to win as the 50-run stand comes up.
91.1
0
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
Gloves it. Short and on middle, targeting the body, Lyon fends it away. It perhaps takes his gloves and drops wide of Pope at short leg.
End Of The Over 91 : 276/8
0 Runs
  • 090.1
  • 090.2
  • 090.3
  • 090.4
  • 090.5
  • 090.6
P. Cummins
39 (66)
N. Lyon
15 (26)
O. Robinson
18-7-39-2
90.6
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Maiden and that will keep Lyon on strike. Short in length and outside off, slower in pace, Pat ducks. 5 needed.
90.5
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Short in length and down the leg side, Cummins simply walks across the stumps and lets it go through to Jonny.
90.4
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Yorker around off, Cummins exposes all his stumps as he steps back but does well to dig it out off the bottom part to mid on.
90.3
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
A sedate bouncer this time, around middle, an easy duck for the Aussie skipper.
90.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Great delivery! Ollie Robinson bends his back and digs it in, around off and it shoots off the surface. Cummins is taken by surprise as he leaps. Does well to drop his wrists as the ball whistles past him. A good take by Jonny Bairstow!
90.1
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Ollie Robinson follows the batter down the leg side with a short delivery, Cummins raises his bat and allows it through.
A big discussion taking place near the pitch among the English players and they have decided to stick with Ollie Robinson.
End Of The Over 90 : 276/8
7 Runs
  • 089.1
  • 089.2
  • 189.3
  • 489.4
  • 189.5
  • 189.6
P. Cummins
39 (60)
N. Lyon
15 (26)
S. Broad
20-3-62-3
89.6
1
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
Nothing fancy from the Aussie skipper. The line is straight from Broad, Cummins eases it away, off his pads and in front of square on the leg side, for a single. 5 needed more.
89.5
1
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
Fractionally short, around middle and leg, Lyon glances it through square leg for a single. One big hit away are the Kangaroos!
89.4
4
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
FOUR! The target is under 10 now! The Australian balcony is delighted. Some nervous smiles there! Full in length, around middle, Lyon shows the courage of a lion as he lifts it over mid on for a boundary. Ice in the veins of the GOAT!
89.3
1
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
Fuller and on off, Cummins plants his front foot across and clips it through backward square leg for a run. 11 needed more.
89.2
0
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
Play and a miss! Broad has his hands on his head. He serves it on a length outside off, getting it to hold its line, Cummins presses forward to push inside the line but misses.
89.1
0
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
Back of a length, on off, Cummins defends off the back foot to covers.
End Of The Over 89 : 269/8
2 Runs
  • 088.1
  • 188.2
  • 088.3
  • 1 LB 88.4
  • 088.5
  • 088.6
N. Lyon
10 (24)
P. Cummins
37 (56)
O. Robinson
17-6-39-2
88.6
0
Ollie Robinson To Nathan Lyon
Play and a miss! Short in length and outside off, Lyon tries his best to cash in with a pull shot but misses. 8 overs left in this Test match, 2 wickets to take for England, and Australia need two big hits.
88.5
0
Ollie Robinson To Nathan Lyon
Shortish and outside off, Lyon goes back to work it towards mid-wicket. He sets off for a run but Cummins sends him back after taking a couple of steps down the track.
88.4
lb
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
On middle, a length ball going down, Cummins fails to flick and it goes off his pads to square leg. The bowler appeals a bit as the batters cross. A leg bye is given. 12 needed more.
88.3
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Ollie Robinson targets the off stump with a length ball, Cummins gets on the front foot and defends it to the off side.
88.2
1
Ollie Robinson To Nathan Lyon
Back of a length, around middle and leg, Lyon moves across and plays a mistimed pull shot. It comes off the inner portion, clips his thigh pad and rolls wide of the keeper. They cross. 13 needed more.
88.1
0
Ollie Robinson To Nathan Lyon
Short in length, around off and coming slowly off the surface, Lyon gets across and tries to pull but misses. He takes a blow on his body. Cummins looks for a run but is sent back.
End Of The Over 88 : 267/8
2 Runs
  • 087.1
  • 187.2
  • 087.3
  • 087.4
  • 087.5
  • 187.6
N. Lyon
9 (20)
P. Cummins
37 (54)
S. Broad
19-3-55-3
87.6
1
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
Broad goes full and around off, targeting the pads of the batter but Lyon does well to close the face of his bat in time. He flicks it to mid-wicket and it's an interesting call from Cummins to take a single on the last ball. 14 needed more.
87.5
0
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
Beaten! Broad plants a length ball outside off, Lyon tries to defend but misses. It beats the outside edge by a whisker.
87.4
0
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
Full and outside off, another drive minus footwork from Lyon and he finds mid off again.
87.3
0
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
Fuller in length on off, Lyon drives without any footwork. It goes past the diving bowler to mid off.
87.2
1
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
On a length around off, Cummins plays it down with gentle hands to covers and pinches a single. 15 needed more.
87.1
0
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
Darts in a length ball on off, Cummins defends it back from the leading half of his blade.
End Of The Over 87 : 265/8
7 Runs
  • 186.1
  • 186.2
  • 486.3
  • 086.4
  • 086.5
  • 186.6
P. Cummins
36 (52)
N. Lyon
8 (16)
O. Robinson
16-6-38-2
86.6
1
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Uses the angle of the bowler well. Around off, on a length, Pat Cummins walks across the stumps and nudges it to fine leg for one. Retains strike. 16 needed more!
86.5
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Back of a length on off, straightening a hint, Cummins gets squared up but defends it well to covers.
86.4
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Pitches it up and around off, Cummins drives it to mid off.
86.3
4
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
FOUR! Full in length and outside off, Cummins reaches out, loses his bottom hand but goes with his aerial shot over covers. Ollie Pope dives but to no avail. Zak slides to make the stop in the deep but ends up pushing it onto the fence. 17 needed more.
86.2
1
Ollie Robinson To Nathan Lyon
A nice clip from Lyon! Full ball on middle and leg, drifting down, Lyon helps it down to fine leg and rotates the strike. The stand moves to 33.
86.1
1
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Lands it on a length around off, Cummins drops it with soft hands to covers and takes a single. 22 needed more for Australia - England need 2 wickets.
End Of The Over 86 : 258/8
4 Runs
  • 085.1
  • 085.2
  • 085.3
  • 485.4
  • 085.5
  • 085.6
N. Lyon
7 (15)
P. Cummins
30 (47)
S. Broad
18-3-53-3
85.6
0
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
A tempter from Broad! He sprays it full and wide outside off, inviting the drive, Lyon doesn't flash at it and lets it go through to the keeper.
85.5
0
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
Short in length and outside off, Lyon hangs on the back foot and flays at it, only to be beaten. The crowd cheers, they are investing a lot of energy behind every ball. What an atmosphere!
85.4
4
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
FOUR! This will upset the English crowd but Australia will love it. Full and around off as Broad goes searching for some movement, Lyon drives it from the middle of the bat and places it wide of the bowler and the mid-off fielder for a boundary. 23 needed more!
85.3
0
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
Well played. This one is angled into the batter, around off and on a length, Lyon defends it form the middle of the bat and towards the bowler.
85.2
0
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
BEATEN! Back of a length, outside off and holding its line, Lyon has a tentative push inside the line and misses.
85.1
0
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
Begins with a good-length delivery, around off, Lyon covers the line and defends it from the shoulder of his bat to the point region.
England have finally decided to take the new ball and seems like the best option the hosts have for taking a wicket.
End Of The Over 85 : 254/8
3 Runs
  • 084.1
  • 084.2
  • 1 LB 84.3
  • 084.4
  • 284.5
  • 084.6
P. Cummins
30 (47)
N. Lyon
3 (9)
O. Robinson
15-6-31-2
84.6
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
A low full toss, dipping in around off, Cummins strokes it to mid off.
84.5
2
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Back of a length, around off, Cummins stays back and gently pushes it in the gap at cover-point. They steal two runs. Smart from the Aussie skipper. The stand is now 27 runs and Australia need another 27 runs for a famous win.
84.4
0
Ollie Robinson To Pat Cummins
Fuller and on off, Cummins covers the line and pushes it to covers.
Slight halt! The ball has gone off the helmet and the physio is out to do a mandatory concussion check. He looks okay and the game is set to resume...
84.3
lb
Ollie Robinson To Nathan Lyon
Goes short and around off, Lyon stays back to pull but misses. It brushes his helmet and loops behind the keeper. They cross for a leg bye.
84.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Nathan Lyon
Bouncer around off, Lyon shapes up for the pull shot but then pulls out.
84.1
0
Ollie Robinson To Nathan Lyon
Robinson starts with a short ball on middle and leg, Lyon shuffles across the stumps and tries to glance but misses. It goes right across the face of his bat and nearly takes some part of it.
Ollie Robinson (14-6-29-2) will replace Ben Stokes from this end now and it does not look like he will be taking the new ball either.
End Of The Over 84 : 251/8
7 Runs
  • 083.1
  • 183.2
  • 283.3
  • 483.4
  • 083.5
  • 083.6
P. Cummins
28 (44)
N. Lyon
3 (6)
S. Broad
17-3-49-3
83.6
0
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
Broad follows the batter down the leg side with a short ball, Cummins leans back and hits it towards covers. Not in the gap. England have a chance to take the new ball and have a real crack at Lyon. Will they do that?
83.5
0
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
Short and around middle and leg. The bounce gets big on the batter but Cummins uses his height and defends it down on the surface.
83.4
4
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
FOUR! Slapped away! Short in length and wide outside off, Cummins exercises his arms and whacks it through cover-point for a boundary. 30 needed more!
83.3
2
Stuart Broad To Pat Cummins
Digs it in short, around middle, Cummins fends it off towards third man and gets two runs.
83.2
1
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
PUT DOWN! Ben Stokes nearly pulled off a stunner. Broad bangs it in short, on middle, Lyon plays a mistimed pull shot in the air. It flies towards square leg where Stokes jumps and stretches his right hand to catch it but it pops out after hitting his palm. Ben tries to catch it on the second attempt but fails. The batters cross.
83.1
0
Stuart Broad To Nathan Lyon
Broad begins with a short ball on off, Lyon sits on the back foot and defends it back. A bit uppish but it's not carrying to the bowler.
Looks like the 14-run over has prompted Ben Stokes to turn to his frontline bowlers. Stuart Broad (16-3-42-3) has been brought into the attack and still has the old ball in his hand.
End Of The Over 83 : 244/8
14 Runs
  • 082.1
  • 082.2
  • 682.3
  • 282.4
  • 682.5
  • 082.6
P. Cummins
22 (40)
N. Lyon
2 (4)
J. Root
15-2-43-1
82.6
0
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
Slower through the air, full and around off, Cummins defends it back to the bowler. 14 from the over to silence the crowd.
82.5
6
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
SIX! Pat is doing it for Australia. Aggression from the skipper. Loopy and full, outside off, Cummins thwacks it over long off for a maximum. 37 needed more.
82.4
2
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
Root drags his length and bowls it short on off, Cummins punches it to sweeper cover for a couple.
82.3
6
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
SIX! High and handsome! Full and floated, just around off, Pat Cummins finds it in his range and pumps it down the ground for a biggie at long off.
82.2
0
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
Turning in from around off, Pat blocks it from the back foot.
82.1
0
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
Flighted and on off, Cummins defends it with the spin to the leg side.
DRINKS! What a cracking contest we are privileged to witness here! This game is going right down to the wire with England needing two wickets to clinch a remarkable win and Australia 51 runs away from grabbing victory out of the jaws of defeat. We also need to keep in mind that there is just an hour left to play with a maximum of 15 overs that can be bowled. With all three results possible we need to fasten our seat belts and sit tight for a nail-biting finish.
End Of The Over 82 : 230/8
2 Runs
  • 181.1
  • 081.2
  • 081.3
  • 081.4
  • 081.5
  • 181.6
P. Cummins
8 (34)
N. Lyon
2 (4)
B. Stokes
7-2-9-1
81.6
1
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Shortish and on off, Pat taps it down towards covers and calls his partner for a run. Stokes chases, slides and has a shy at the bowler's end. He misses as Pat Cummins dives in. Both captains giving it their all. 51 needed with 15 overs to go on the final day of this Test match.
81.5
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Digs it in short but again Stokes gets his direction wrong. Cummins has an easy leave.
81.4
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Short in length but down the leg side, Cummins shoulders arms as he moves across the stumps.
81.3
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Back of a length, on off, Cummins defends it to the off side.
81.2
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Smart bowling! Stokes senses the batter stepping back and he follows Cummins with a bouncer on the leg side. Pat ducks somehow as he loses his balance.
81.1
1
Ben Stokes To Nathan Lyon
Well played! Short and around leg, Lyon turns and pulls it towards fine leg for a run. Australia have no option but to keep striking and get closer to the target.
End Of The Over 81 : 228/8
1 Runs
  • 080.1
  • 080.2
  • W 80.3
  • 080.4
  • 080.5
  • 180.6
N. Lyon
1 (3)
P. Cummins
7 (29)
J. Root
14-2-29-1
80.6
1
Joe Root To Nathan Lyon
Full and outside off, pushed in the gap at covers for one.
80.5
0
Joe Root To Nathan Lyon
Flighted again, outside off, Lyon covers his stumps and allows it through.
80.4
0
Joe Root To Nathan Lyon
Loopy and full, outside off, Lyon lunges and defends it back.
Nathan Lyon strides out to the middle and he needs to hang around with his skipper here.
80.3
W
Joe Root To Alex Carey OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Root had put two down but he has redeemed himself. The crowd goes Rooooooooooooooooooooooootttttttt! What a champion cricketer!!! The decision to not take the second new ball immediately has worked. Australia are still 54 runs away but now they have only two wickets left. Coming to the delivery, it's tossed up around off, Alex Carey wears his skates to hammer it over and behind the bowler but fails to connect properly. It hurries back to Root who sticks both his hands together and this time grabs a sharp reflex catch. Root gets up and starts to run in joy. Carey is distraught, he has given England a massive opening.
80.2
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Play and a miss! Root drops it full and around off, Carey strides forward to drive but it spins and bounces away to beat the bat!
80.1
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Flighted and full, around off, Carey stretches forward and pushes it to covers.
The new ball is available now and being brought to the umpire. Will England take it? Ben Stokes has a word with James Anderson and Stuart Broad and they have decided to hold it back for a bit.
End Of The Over 80 : 227/7
0 Runs
  • 079.1
  • 079.2
  • 079.3
  • 079.4
  • 079.5
  • 079.6
P. Cummins
7 (29)
A. Carey
20 (47)
B. Stokes
6-2-7-1
79.6
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Stokes keeps his length short but the line is down the leg side. Cummins allows it through.
79.5
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Bouncer but it's angled down the leg side, Cummins ducks comfortably.
79.4
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Shortish and on off, staying a fraction short, Cummins is on his toes but sees the ball all the way as he blocks it to the off side.
79.3
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
A shade short and on off, jumping a bit onto the batter, Cummins gets on top of the bounce and jams it down on the pitch.
79.2
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Back of a length this time, but the line is again down the leg side, Cummins walks across the stumps and lets it go.
79.1
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Effort delivery, a bouncer but it's down the leg side, Pat Cummins ducks easily.
Ben Stokes having a word with Stuart Broad! It seems he will continue for at least one more over. The second new ball is available after this over. 54 needed more!
End Of The Over 79 : 227/7
8 Runs
  • 478.1
  • 178.2
  • 178.3
  • 178.4
  • 078.5
  • 178.6
P. Cummins
7 (23)
A. Carey
20 (47)
J. Root
13-2-28-0
78.6
1
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
Another tough opportunity for Joe Root and he is unable to hold onto it! Tosses this one full and just outside the off stump. Pat Cummins hits this hard to the left of the bowler. Joe Root gets low and manages to get a hand to the ball but it is hit hard and goes past him. A single is taken and Pat Cummins retains strike.
78.5
0
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
Wide outside the off stump and a fraction short. Pat Cummins feels for this and gets beaten on the outside edge.
78.4
1
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Into the pads this time on a fuller length. Alex Carey clips this through mid-wicket for one more.
78.3
1
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
Flights this full and outside the off pole. Pat Cummins dabs this past backward point and takes a run.
78.2
1
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Floats this one full and outside the off stump. Alex Carey pushes this towards wide mid off and takes a single.
78.1
4
Joe Root To Alex Carey
FOUR! Alex Carey plays this delicately and manages to help this away to the fence! This is tossed up full and in line with the stumps. Alex Carey paddles this towards fine leg for four runs. Joe Root thinks this is pad first and wants the skipper to take a review but he does not oblige.
End Of The Over 78 : 219/7
1 Runs
  • 177.1
  • 077.2
  • 077.3
  • 077.4
  • 077.5
  • 077.6
P. Cummins
5 (20)
A. Carey
14 (44)
B. Stokes
5-1-7-1
77.6
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Extra bounce from a length around off, Pat goes on his toes and drops it down gently to point.
77.5
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Fullish and on off, mistimed drive to mid off.
77.4
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Fuller and on off, it's driven down towards mid off. Stokes is trying his best here!
77.3
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Spears it in, full and on off, Cummins has his bat down in time to make the block.
77.2
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Pitches it up and around off, Cummins pushes it towards extra cover and sets off for a quick run. Carey lets out a loud no and sends his skipper back.
77.1
1
Ben Stokes To Alex Carey
Back of a length around off as Stokes slips after delivering, Carey moves back and taps it through backward point for a single.
End Of The Over 77 : 218/7
4 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 476.2
  • 076.3
  • 076.4
  • 076.5
  • 076.6
P. Cummins
5 (15)
A. Carey
13 (43)
J. Root
12-2-20-0
76.6
0
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
Loops this one full and in line with the stumps. Pat Cummins defends this solidly back down the pitch towards the bowler.
76.5
0
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
Wide outside the off stump on a fuller length. Pat Cummins opts to leave this one alone.
76.4
0
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
Bowls this short as well and outside off. Pat Cummins goes for a cross-batted shot and mistimes it just short of the mid on fielder.
76.3
0
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
Short this time and outside the off pole. Pat Cummins rocks back and blocks this towards cover.
76.2
4
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
FOUR! Pat Cummins looking to get some runs before the new ball is taken! This is bowled full as well and outside off. Pat Cummins hits this uppishly towards long off for four runs.
76.1
0
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
Joe Root floats this one full and outside the off pole. Pat Cummins blocks this solidly into the off side.
End Of The Over 76 : 214/7
4 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 1 LB 75.2
  • 075.3
  • 175.4
  • 075.5
  • 275.6
A. Carey
13 (43)
P. Cummins
1 (9)
B. Stokes
4-1-6-1
75.6
2
Ben Stokes To Alex Carey
Goes full and just outside the off stump. Alex Carey lofts this over mid off for a couple of runs.
75.5
0
Ben Stokes To Alex Carey
This is on a good length and just outside off. Alex Carey looks to make room and swings hard but miscues this into the leg side.
75.4
1
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Bangs this in short and outside the off pole. Pat Cummins pulls this and gets a top edge just over the square leg fielder for a single.
75.3
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
On a good length this time and outside the off stump. Pat Cummins plays this watchfully towards cover.
75.2
lb
Ben Stokes To Alex Carey
Goes full and into the pads, Alex Carey misses his flick and the ball goes off the pads into the leg side. A leg bye is taken.
75.1
0
Ben Stokes To Alex Carey
Ben Stokes bowls this on a good length and outside the off stump. Alex Carey looks to play at this and almost chops it onto the stumps off the inside edge.
End Of The Over 75 : 210/7
1 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 074.3
  • 074.4
  • 174.5
  • 074.6
P. Cummins
0 (7)
A. Carey
11 (39)
J. Root
11-2-16-0
74.6
0
Joe Root To Pat Cummins
This is outside the off stump on a fullish length. Pat Cummins taps it into the off side to see out the over.
74.5
1
Joe Root To Alex Carey
DROPPED! A difficult opportunity but a massive chance goes begging for England! Joe Root flights this full and in line with the stumps. Alex Carey charges down the wicket and hits this hard towards the bowler. Joe Root gets both hands onto this one but it bursts out of his grasp towards mid on. The batters take a single in the meantime.
74.4
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Floats this one full as well and outside off. Alex Carey blocks this solidly getting a confident stride forward.
74.3
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Loops this one full and outside off. Alex Carey hits this hard to the left of mid off. Good fielding once again to stop the run.
74.2
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Bowls this short and fires this into the stumps. Alex Carey rocks onto his back foot and looks to cut the ball away. He gets it towards point but Jonny Bairstow is up in appeal straight away. He reckons that this has hit the pad first and Ben Stokes go upstairs for the review. UltraEdge confirms that it is pad first but Ball Tracking shows that this is missing leg stump. Alex Carey survives.
74.1
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Joe Root tosses this full and outside the off stump. Alex Carey dabs this towards short cover off the front foot.
End Of The Over 74 : 209/7
0 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
P. Cummins
0 (6)
A. Carey
10 (34)
B. Stokes
3-1-3-1
73.6
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Delivers this wide outside the off pole and on a good length. Pat Cummins keeps his eye on the ball and lets it go through to the keeper.
73.5
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Continues to bowl full and outside the off stump. Pat Cummins knocks this firmly towards covers.
73.4
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Goes full this time and just outside the off pole. Pat Cummins knocks this back to the bowler's left. Ben Stokes sticks his left hand out and grabs the ball on the bounce.
73.3
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Back to bowling on a good length and outside off. Pat Cummins defends this solidly towards mid off.
73.2
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Pulls his length back a fraction and outside off. Pat Cummins gets squared up as he looks to block and gets an outside edge again towards the gully fielder.
73.1
0
Ben Stokes To Pat Cummins
Ben Stokes bowls this on a good length and outside the off stump. Pat Cummins pushes at this and gets a thick outside edge towards the gully fielder.
End Of The Over 73 : 209/7
0 Runs
  • 072.1
  • 072.2
  • 072.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 072.6
A. Carey
10 (34)
P. Cummins
0 (0)
J. Root
10-2-15-0
72.6
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Fires this one full and outside the off stump. Alex Carey goes for the reverse sweep but misses. Jonny Bairstow goes up in appeal but the umpire remains unmoved. Ben Stokes does not go for the review and rightly so.
72.5
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Flights this full and on a leg-stump line. Alex Carey blocks this back down the pitch to the left of the bowler.
72.4
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Goes full once again and outside off. Alex Carey gets well forward and dabs this towards short cover.
72.3
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Loops this one full and outside the off pole. Alex Carey goes hard at this but misses and the ball lobs off Jonny Bairstow's leg into the off side.
72.2
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Tosses this full and outside the off pole. Alex Carey pushes this towards the cover fielder.
72.1
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Joe Root tosses this full and in line with the stumps. Alex Carey defends this back towards the bowler with a good forward stride.
The Australian skipper, Pat Cummins now walks out to bat.
End Of The Over 72 : 209/7
1 Runs
  • 071.1
  • 171.2
  • 071.3
  • 071.4
  • 071.5
  • W 71.6
U. Khawaja
65 (197)
A. Carey
10 (28)
B. Stokes
2-0-3-1
71.6
W
Ben Stokes To Usman Khawaja OUT!
OUT! CHOPPED ON! Would you believe it! The skipper has done it for England! He has gone through the stubborn defense of Usman Khawaja and brought his side to the brink of an outstanding win! This is bowled on a good length and outside the off stump, seems to be a leg-cutter. Usman Khawaja gets stuck in the crease and pokes at the ball. Gets an inside edge straight onto the stumps and the English players run towards their captain. The crowd is going absolutely berserk as Australia are now seven wickets down and still need 72 runs to win. What a cracking contest this is turning out to be.
71.5
0
Ben Stokes To Usman Khawaja
Angles this into the stumps on a good length. Usman Khawaja defends with a straight bat back towards the bowler.
71.4
0
Ben Stokes To Usman Khawaja
Continues to bowl full and outside off. Usman Khawaja blocks this solidly towards short cover.
71.3
0
Ben Stokes To Usman Khawaja
Goes fuller this time and just outside the off stump. Usman Khawaja dabs this into the off side.
71.2
1
Ben Stokes To Alex Carey
Short this time and outside the off pole. Alex Carey cuts this hard towards cover-point and Ollie Pope pulls off a cracking stop diving to his left. Parries it towards cover and the batters take a single.
71.1
0
Ben Stokes To Alex Carey
Ben Stokes continues from 'round the wicket and bowls this on a good length, into the pads. Alex Carey flicks this towards mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 71 : 208/6
2 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 170.3
  • 070.4
  • 170.5
  • 070.6
U. Khawaja
65 (193)
A. Carey
9 (26)
J. Root
9-1-15-0
70.6
0
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Bowls this outside off and on a fuller length. Usman Khawaja blocks this solidly towards short cover.
70.5
1
Joe Root To Alex Carey
A full toss this time outside the off stump. Alex Carey eases this down to long off for a run.
70.4
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Tosses this full and well outside the off pole. Alex Carey leaves this one alone.
70.3
1
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Bowls this short and into the pads. Usman Khawaja clips this off his pads towards backward square leg for a single.
70.2
0
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Fires this one full and in line with the off stump. Usman Khawaja gets his bat down in time and keeps the ball out.
70.1
0
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Joe Root floats this full and into the stumps. Usman Khawaja dabs this towards mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 70 : 206/6
3 Runs
  • 169.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • 1 LB 69.4
  • 169.5
  • 069.6
A. Carey
8 (24)
U. Khawaja
64 (189)
B. Stokes
1-0-2-0
69.6
0
Ben Stokes To Alex Carey
Attacks the stumps on a fuller length. Alex Carey digs this out towards mid on. A good stop by the fielder diving to his right.
69.5
1
Ben Stokes To Usman Khawaja
Goes full and angling down leg. Usman Khawaja flicks this towards deep square leg for a run.
69.4
lb
Ben Stokes To Alex Carey
Leg bye! Fuller and on the pads, Alex Carey misses the flick and the ball rolls off his pads behind square leg. They pick up a leg bye.
69.3
0
Ben Stokes To Alex Carey
Short of a length and outside off, tapped away off the bottom edge back to the bowler.
69.2
0
Ben Stokes To Alex Carey
Full and around off, kept out by Carey.
69.1
1
Ben Stokes To Usman Khawaja
Starts with a short ball over middle, Usman Khawaja pulls it away past square leg for a single.
A huge roar from the crowd as skipper Ben Stokes brings himself into the attack. Can he be England's hero here?
End Of The Over 69 : 203/6
1 Runs
  • 168.1
  • 068.2
  • 068.3
  • 068.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
A. Carey
8 (20)
U. Khawaja
62 (187)
J. Root
8-1-13-0
68.6
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Floats this one outside the off stump on a fuller length, Alex Carey dabs this towards short cover.
68.5
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Fires this one full and into the pads. Alex Carey clips this towards mid-wicket.
68.4
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Flights this one full as well and outside the off pole. Alex Carey pushes this towards the fielder at short cover once again.
68.3
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Loops this one full and outside the off stump. Alex Carey gets forward and defends this towards short cover.
68.2
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Joe Root tosses this full and outside off. Alex Carey knocks this firmly towards mid off.
68.1
1
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Joe Root flights this one fill and outside off. Usman Khawaja knocks this to the right of mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 68 : 202/6
7 Runs
  • 167.1
  • 067.2
  • 067.3
  • 467.4
  • 067.5
  • 267.6
A. Carey
8 (15)
U. Khawaja
61 (186)
M. Ali
14-2-57-1
67.6
2
Moeen Ali To Alex Carey
Full again around off, Alex Carey drills this one wide of long off. Ollie Robinson does well to run to his right and dives in to keep it down to a couple of runs.
67.5
0
Moeen Ali To Alex Carey
Fuller and on off stump, blocked out by Carey.
67.4
4
Moeen Ali To Alex Carey
FOUR! A real freebie from Moeen Ali. This is dragged down, Alex Carey rocks back and muscles it away well in front of deep mid-wicket for a boundary. The 200 is now up for Australia.
67.3
0
Moeen Ali To Alex Carey
Angles this one into middle and leg, Alex Carey strides forward and blocks it out.
67.2
0
Moeen Ali To Alex Carey
Flatter delivery around off, this is punched away toward extra cover.
67.1
1
Moeen Ali To Usman Khawaja
This is a tad short and around middle, Usman Khawaja goes on the back foot and works it away in front of square on the leg side. They look for two but settle for the single.
Moeen Ali (13-2-50-1) has been brought back into the attack.
End Of The Over 67 : 195/6
2 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 066.2
  • 266.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
A. Carey
2 (10)
U. Khawaja
60 (185)
J. Root
7-1-12-0
66.6
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Tossed up on off stump, Alex Carey blocks it off the front foot.
66.5
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Nicely flighted outside off and this one turns away, Alex Carey gets a stride out and just leaves it alone.
66.4
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Floated up around off, Carey leans on and pushes it toward cover.
66.3
2
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Fired in at the stumps, Alex Carey swats it away in front of the man at deep square leg and gets off the mark with a couple of runs.
66.2
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Fuller one on middle, kept out.
66.1
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Angles this one into the pads, Alex Carey puts a big stride forward and looks to defend but gets an inside edge off the pads. The ball loops up but there's no short leg in place.
End Of The Over 66 : 193/6
0 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 065.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 065.6
U. Khawaja
60 (185)
A. Carey
0 (4)
O. Robinson
14-6-29-2
65.6
0
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Yet another maiden for Ollie Robinson. Bowls a bumper now over off stump and Usman Khawaja just sways his head out of the way.
65.5
0
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Back to 'round the wicket now and this is a length ball around off. Usman Khawaja stays solid in defense.
65.4
0
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Full on middle and leg, pushed off the front foot toward mid on.
65.3
0
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Switches to over the wicket now and bowls a length ball around leg stump, Usman Khawaja gets his hands out in front and blocks it out.
65.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Length ball, angling into middle, Usman Khawaja blocks it off the front foot.
65.1
0
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Pitched up on off stump, Usman Khawaja presents a dead bat at it.
End Of The Over 65 : 193/6
1 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 164.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
A. Carey
0 (4)
U. Khawaja
60 (179)
J. Root
6-1-10-0
64.6
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Slows it up just a touch and floats it on off stump, Alex Carey leans on for the drive and almost ends up chipping it toward mid off.
64.5
0
Joe Root To Alex Carey
Full and a bit quicker as well, angled into middle. Alex Carey keeps it out.
64.4
1
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Drops this one short and Khawaja pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
64.3
0
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
On middle, Usman Khawaja defends it out.
64.2
0
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Gives it a bit more air and drifts it onto the pads, Usman Khawaja nudges it away in front of mid-wicket.
64.1
0
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Misses out! A juicy full toss around off, Usman Khawaja mistimes the drive wide of mid off. There's been a lot of bad balls gone unpunished in this innings.
End Of The Over 64 : 192/6
0 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • W 63.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
A. Carey
0 (2)
U. Khawaja
59 (175)
O. Robinson
13-5-29-2
63.6
0
Ollie Robinson To Alex Carey
A good yorker to end a wicket-maiden over. This is full and straight, Alex Carey bunts it back to the bowler.
63.5
0
Ollie Robinson To Alex Carey
Comes from 'round the wicket now and attacks the off stump right away. Alex Carey though solidly blocks it off.
Alex Carey is the new batter at the crease.
63.4
W
Ollie Robinson To Cameron Green OUT!
OUT! CHOPPED ON! Indecision from Cameron Green and Ollie Robinson gets his second wicket of this innings. Robinson bowls this one on a good length around off and just looks to angle it back in. Green is a bit late to get onto the back foot as he is unsure whether to drive or cut and when he does opt to cut, it is simply too late. The ball takes the inside edge and goes back on to hit the stumps. 89 runs needed with 4 wickets remaining!
63.3
0
Ollie Robinson To Cameron Green
Goes full again and gets it in the blockhole around off, Cameron Green jams it out toward mid off.
63.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Cameron Green
Fuller in length and pushed wider of the off stump, Green leaves it alone.
63.1
0
Ollie Robinson To Cameron Green
Good-length delivery, angled onto middle, Cameron Green looks to block but gets a bit taken aback by the extra bounce. Green though manages to defend it out.
End Of The Over 63 : 192/5
3 Runs
  • 162.1
  • 062.2
  • 162.3
  • 162.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
U. Khawaja
59 (175)
C. Green
28 (62)
J. Root
5-1-9-0
62.6
0
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Nicely flighted around off, Usman Khawaja stays solid in defense.
62.5
0
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Nagging length, drifted onto middle, Usman Khawaja goes back in his crease to keep it out.
62.4
1
Joe Root To Cameron Green
Tossed up around off, Cameron Green hits it firmly down to long off for another single.
62.3
1
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Full and around off, pushed out on the off side for a single.
62.2
0
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Ripper! Floats it up, full and drifts it in from around off. The ball pitches and turns sharply. Usman Khawaja looks to stride forward and block but is beaten agonizingly on the outside edge.
62.1
1
Joe Root To Cameron Green
Nicely tossed up outside off, Cameron Green drives it toward wide long off and rotates the strike.
End Of The Over 62 : 189/5
0 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • 061.5
  • 061.6
U. Khawaja
58 (171)
C. Green
26 (60)
O. Robinson
12-4-29-1
61.6
0
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Maiden! Floated up around off, Usman Khawaja drives on the up and straight to the fielder at cover.
61.5
0
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Pitched up on middle, Usman Khawaja shows the full face of the bat and punches it straight back. Ollie Robinson does well to make the stop on the followthrough and keeps Khawaja honest by faking a shy at the stumps.
61.4
0
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Full and outside off, inviting the drive. Khawaja ends up jamming it out on the off side.
61.3
0
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Another good short one, over middle and leg, Usman Khawaja once again manages to get his head out of the way.
61.2
0
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Very full and just down the leg side, Usman Khawaja misses the tickle 'round the corner.
61.1
0
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
A well-directed bumper, angled in at Khawaja's face. Khawaja does well to get his head out of the way.
End Of The Over 61 : 189/5
4 Runs
  • 260.1
  • 160.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 160.5
  • 060.6
C. Green
26 (60)
U. Khawaja
58 (165)
J. Root
4-1-6-0
60.6
0
Joe Root To Cameron Green
Tosses it up a bit and bowls it on the stumps, Cameron Green blocks it off the front foot.
60.5
1
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Flatter and around the pads, Usman Khawaja tucks it neatly through mid-wicket for a run.
60.4
0
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Floated up, a touch fuller and around off, Khawaja defends it out.
60.3
0
Joe Root To Usman Khawaja
Comes from 'round the wicket now and bowls it on a nagging length around off. Usman Khawaja goes on the back foot to keep it out.
60.2
1
Joe Root To Cameron Green
Floated up, very full and around off, this is knocked down to long off for a single.
60.1
2
Joe Root To Cameron Green
Slower and shorter, turning in from outside off. Cameron Green rocks back and punches it through the cover region for a couple of runs.
Joe Root will share the attack and bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 60 : 185/5
2 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 159.3
  • 059.4
  • 059.5
  • 159.6
C. Green
23 (57)
U. Khawaja
57 (162)
O. Robinson
11-3-29-1
59.6
1
Ollie Robinson To Cameron Green
Length ball around off, Cameron Green looks to defend off the front foot but gets a thick outside edge down to third man for one.
59.5
0
Ollie Robinson To Cameron Green
Back of a length over middle, this is tucked away toward mid-wicket.
59.4
0
Ollie Robinson To Cameron Green
Switches to over the wicket for the right-hander and bowls a good-length ball on off. Cameron Green watchfully keeps it out.
59.3
1
Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Short of a length around off, Usman Khawaja swivels and pulls it through the square on the leg side for a single.
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Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Pitches this one up on off stump, Khawaja pushes it on the up toward mid off.
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Ollie Robinson To Usman Khawaja
Starts with a full and straight one, Usman Khawaja leans on and drives it straight to mid on.
We are back for the final session of the first Ashes Test match as the umpires make their way out to the middle. Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green will be eager to build on their partnership. The England players take their respective fielding positions and Ollie Robinson will begin proceedings with the ball. Let's go...
... DAY 5, SESSION 3 ...
Right then, 98 runs to get for Australia in about 38 overs and England need 5 wickets to get that crucial first win in the Ashes Test series. It is tense and it is tight and the crowd is right in it as well. It will all boil down to which side handles pressure better. Join us at 9.20 pm IST (3.50 pm GMT) as the final session of this sensational Test match unfolds.
England will feel they are right in this game and a wicket or two after the break can change things dramatically. Stuart Broad has been sensational throughout this match and he got the first wicket on Day 5 as well. Broad and Ollie Robinson bowled attacking lines and didn't allow the opposition batters to score freely. Moeen Ali though then came on and got smashed for a couple of boundaries but did get the big wicket of Travis Head making it a more than useful trade for those two boundaries. James Anderson hasn't fired in this game and England need him to use all of his experience and get that breakthrough they so desperately want.
End of yet another riveting session of Test cricket and there is still hardly anything to separate the two sides. Australia came into Day 5 being 107/3 and needed 174 runs to win. Nightwatchman Scott Boland put up a more than decent resistance and added 20 vital runs before getting out. However once he fell, the pair of Travis Head and Usman Khawaja struggled to muster up runs and just when Head started to fire, he fell to Moeen Ali allowing England to pile on the pressure. Khawaja though has remained resolute scoring another half-century and Cameron Green has looked solid as well. The Aussies will want this pair to carry on for as long as possible.
End Of The Over 59 : 183/5
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C. Green
22 (54)
U. Khawaja
56 (159)
J. Root
3-1-2-0
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Joe Root To Cameron Green
Loops this one full and outside the off stump. Cameron Green leans into the shot and works this towards cover. A maiden over from Joe Root and it will be TEA on DAY 5!
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Joe Root To Cameron Green
Continues to bowl outside off on a fuller length. Cameron Green knocks this firmly towards mid off.
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Joe Root To Cameron Green
Floats this one full and outside off. Cameron Green pushes this towards cover and looks for a single that is not there.
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Joe Root To Cameron Green
Short this time and outside the off pole. Cameron Green cuts this straight to the point fielder.
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Joe Root To Cameron Green
Tosses this full and outside the off stump. Cameron Green defends this towards short cover.