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Match Ended   
Old Trafford, Manchester , Sep 04, 2019
301&197 (91.3)
497/8d&186/6d
Australia beat England by 185 runs
That ends the fourth Test coverage at Old Trafford. It is Australia who are 2-1 up. Ashes is theirs, will the series be as well? England will want to say something about that in 4 days' time. Join us on Thursday, 12th September, 2019 at 11 am local (1000 GMT) for all the action from the 5th Test at The Oval. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
STEVEN SMITH HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH (Is anyone surprised?) 10 days ago, he was sitting in the dressing room, watching the agony of his side not being able to clinch a win. But here, come Old Trafford, a new dawn has been set.
Ohhh... with the Ashes over (even though the series is not over yet), the interviews keep coming, don't they? Josh Hazlewood trots up now. Hazlewood says it is a fantastic feeling and feels all the bowlers bowled really well. Further adds Cummins is a huge engine and Lyon was good too. States you need to be ready when the skipper calls you on and feels Marnus Labuschagne too contributed with an important wicket of Jack Leach. Tells he is still feeling pretty good now but might be a little sore tomorrow. Mentions another great Test match was visible. Informs his heart was definitely beating fast towards the end but he is pleased they got over the line. Ends by saying they would still be eager to win the series here and would go all out in the last game.
Marnus Labuschagne now comes up for a chat. Labuschagne says it means a lot to bring the urn back to Australia. States it is one of the best series he has played and it is even better since it is won in England. Further adds Test cricket was at its best as wickets came quickly but England's lower order played really well. Says the Brits will always come hard which was visible here. On him being given the ball by Paine and then getting the breakthrough, Marnus states he wanted to trust himself with the ball. Cheekily says that he dragged the previous ball before the wicket one down but then kept telling him to trust himself. Adds he is lost for words at the moment. Ends by saying it was a privilege to play for Australia, the opportunity that came to him, wasn't how he expected it to but he is delighted he did well then.
Time for some interviews. Steven Smith first up. Smith says it feels amazing that the Ashes is coming home now. Further adds he has come here a few times but things never went their way. States winning the Ashes here is one thing which he wanted to tick off his bucket list. Informs the boys were getting a little bit tired out there towards the end. Tells England fought really hard especially Overton, who was really good but fortunately the boys got the job done. Says he feels absolutely delighted with how he has performed in this series especially after what he has gone through.
England then. Playing with one bowler and 10 batsmen. But probably, there is some lack of application and lack of patience as well. They have batted better than Australia but the Aussies have been able to eke out mistakes from the hosts' batsmen. But they have done well in tiring out the Aussie bowlers, the effect of which could be seen in the final Test with not much of a gap. the Ashes cannot be regained but the series is there to be drawn.
Australian bowling. Was Mitchell Starc missed? Did he prove to be the difference? Probably not so much in the second innings. But he was a handful in that first innings with the bat and ball, scoring a half century and taking a 3-fer. Hazlewood and Cummins bowled well tirelessly but they did miss Nathan Lyon. That finger of his is hurting him and he is definitely not the offie we have been used to seeing. Had he been even half of his best, Australia might have even won this with a day to spare.
Where did the game and the urn go away from England then? Probably that second Test where Joe Root overbowled Jofra Archer. The third and fourth Tests have seen him whimper away without much pace and the effect has been seen on the Australian batting and the English bowling. Only Stuart Broad was the most consistent one, picking up wickets without anyone to support him. Steven Smith's 211 got Australia to a position from where they could not lose and England found it too tough to face a rampaging Australia.
There were very few doubts at the start of the final day as to what could happen. Australia were predicted to win and they won. But they had to huff and puff. Roy and Denly hung around for a while but then things started to happen. Wickets started to fall and at one stage, when Bairstow was dismissed in the 54th over, it seemed like the game would be over before Tea, with 51 overs left in the game and 4 wickets left. But we were destined to be a part of another humdinger.
Take a bow, both Australia and England. The Aussies obviously, for winning it but England, wow. Hanging in there. Fighting it out. Keeping Australia at bay. The last 4 wickets added just 59 runs but FACED 230 BALLS. 127 between Buttler and Overton. 84 between Leach and Overton. Given the numbers, Craig might have almost seen his side over the line.
Phew. How do these two teams manage to do it? Nerve-wracker after nerve-wracker after nerve-wracker. First at Lord's. Then at Leeds. Now here at Manchester. Enough to give three heart-attacks!
91.3
W
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton OUT!
OUT! Three reds and Overton is a goner! Marvelous scenes out there as AUSTRALIA HAVE RETAINED THE ASHES! Overton's fighting innings comes to an end. It is Josh Hazlewood who gets the last wicket. A good nut. It lands on off and jags back in. Overton looks to defend but misses to get hit on the front pad. A huge appeal. It looked a touch high but up goes the finger. Overton has no choice but to review. He signals the 'T'. Time for the replays. Ultra Edge shows no bat. Time for the Ball Tracker and it shows the ball to be hitting the leg pole. Australia continue to celebrate. THEY WIN BY 185 RUNS AND LEAD THE SERIES 2-1!
Is that the game? Overton has been adjudged LBW. He has taken the review immediately. Hit on the knee roll. Is it a bit too high? Nothing on the Ultra Edge as the ball goes past the bat. Three reds on Ball Tracker. THE ASHES STAY WITH AUSTRALIA!
91.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
A short one and on the body, Overton looks to duck again but the ball hits him on the body. That must have hurt but you need to brush it off and continue.
91.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
Good length and on middle, this is defended.
Bowling change, again! Just one over for Marnus Labuschagne to break the stand. Hazlewood is on now. His numbers so far, 17-5-31-1.
End Of The Over 91 : 197/9
1 Runs
  • 090.1
  • 090.2
  • 090.3
  • 190.4
  • 090.5
  • 090.6
S. Broad
0 (3)
C. Overton
21 (102)
N. Lyon
29-12-51-2
90.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Loopy ball on off, this one is pushed to covers. Both the balls are played out.
90.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Stuart Broad
Negotiates one! This is just outside off, it is left alone.
90.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Very short! Overton works it down to fine leg. It is going towards the fence. The fielder from square leg jogs after it. The ball though stops near the fence. The batters take only one. Just the two balls to face for Broad.
90.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Shorter and outside off, the batter goes back and works it to short leg.
90.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
On middle again, it is kept out.
90.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
Nathan Lyon into the attack! 28-12-50-2, his figures so far.
End Of The Over 90 : 196/9
0 Runs
  • 089.1
  • 089.2
  • 089.3
  • 089.4
  • W 89.5
  • 089.6
S. Broad
0 (1)
C. Overton
20 (98)
M. Labuschagne
4-0-9-1
89.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Stuart Broad
A full toss, may have caught Broad by surprise. He pushes it back to the bowler.
Stuart Broad is the last man in. Memories of Cardiff, 2009. Monty Panesar and Jimmy Anderson had to play out 11 overs to stave off a draw against Australia then. Broad and Overton have 15.1 overs. Are we in for an encore?
89.5
W
Marnus Labuschagne To Jack Leach OUT!
OUT! Catch it... gone! No. 9 is down. This should settle some nerves that was building in the Australian side. Leach's resistance comes to an end. Excellent bowling change by Paine. I had written it is a surprise to many but he has delivered by ending this frustrating stand. A masterstroke by the skipper. Once again, Labuschagne lands it in the rough outside off. It pitches and turns back in sharply. Leach looks to work it on the leg side but due to the extra bounce, it hits the handle and lobs towards Wade who takes it nicely at short leg. Australians are elated. One wicket away now and 91 balls to go.
89.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Jack Leach
Another tossed up ball outside off, Leach keeps it out.
Sanchit Shetty - 'I have a funny feeling that this will go all the way down to the last over and both wickets will fall in that one!' @SS - Well, credit to these two and the England lower order for hanging in there. Australia haven't bowled badly but haven't been able to finish the job either.
89.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Jack Leach
Shorter and quicker and on the pads. JL looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
89.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Jack Leach
Lands it in the rough outside off, this one turns back in sharply. Leach looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
89.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Jack Leach
A leg spinner on middle, Leach looks to flick but it goes off the pads towards short leg. A muted appeal but nothing from the umpire.
A bit of leg spin now! Marnus Labuschagne is on. Trying everything here is Tim Paine. A surprising change to a lot of people.
End Of The Over 89 : 196/8
0 Runs
  • 088.1
  • 088.2
  • 088.3
  • 088.4
  • 088.5
  • 088.6
C. Overton
20 (98)
J. Leach
12 (46)
M. Starc
16-1-46-1
88.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
A shorter one on middle, Overton keeps it out nicely.
Starc comes running in! Overton though is not ready. Starc has to reload.
88.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
Nicely played! This is shorter and around off, it angles away. Overton initially looks to defend but then bails out.
88.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
Slightly fuller and outside off, the batter lets it be.
88.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
Another solid defense! Less than 100 balls left now. Shorter and on off, Overton keeps it out.
88.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
Attacks the stumps this time, Overton defends it onto the ground.
88.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
A short one on middle, Overton ducks under it.
Mitchell Starc is back on now! His figures 15-1-46-1.
End Of The Over 88 : 196/8
0 Runs
  • 087.1
  • 087.2
  • 087.3
  • 087.4
  • 087.5
  • 087.6
J. Leach
12 (46)
C. Overton
20 (92)
N. Lyon
28-11-50-2
87.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
Slashes and misses! Not sure that shot is needed at the moment. This is shorter and outside off, it skids through. The batter looks to cut but is beaten.
87.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
87.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
Slower through the air this time on middle, Leach prods forward and keeps it out.
87.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
A little fuller and on middle, Leach blocks it easily.
87.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
Beauty! This is slightly shorter by Lyon and it is quicker. On middle, it pitches and turns away. Goes past the outside edge of Leach's bat.
87.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
Loopy ball on off, the batter prods forward and keeps it out.
End Of The Over 87 : 196/8
1 Runs
  • 086.1
  • 086.2
  • 086.3
  • 1 NB 86.4
  • 086.4
  • 086.5
  • 086.6
C. Overton
20 (92)
J. Leach
12 (40)
P. Cummins
24-9-43-4
86.6
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
Good length and on off, Overton manages to defend it nicely again.
86.5
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
Back of a length and on middle, Craig defends it nicely onto the ground.
86.4
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
One more bumper, Overton sits under it with ease.
86.4
nb
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
NO BALL! Goes fuller but he has overstepped! Maybe he is pushing too hard, for that extra mile. This is on a length and outside off, Overton looks to defend but is beaten.
86.3
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
Third short ball in a row! Overton ducks under it for the second time in a row.
86.2
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
One more short one, this time, Overton is ready as he ducks under it.
The physio wants to come in again! Overton has been hit on the right hand by a bumper from Cummins. He removes his gloves and takes his time. The physio walks closer to the boundary rope and waits for a signal from Overton. However, Overton tells the physio not to come and gets ready to face the next ball.
86.1
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
That must have hurt! Overton needs to rub it off! Short and on the body, Craig looks to duck but is late in doing so. Overton gets hit on the arm. He takes his glove off.
End Of The Over 86 : 195/8
0 Runs
  • 085.1
  • 085.2
  • 085.3
  • 085.4
  • 085.5
  • 085.6
J. Leach
12 (40)
C. Overton
20 (85)
N. Lyon
27-10-50-2
85.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
And Leach plays out the over! This is on the pads, Leach tries to defend but misses to get hit on the pads.
85.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
5 balls done in this over too! On the stumps. Blocked.
85.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
One more loud cheer as Leach blocks another delivery which is bowled on middle.
85.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
Another tossed up delivery, Leach is solid in defense once again. A huge cheer as he does so.
85.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
Slower through the air on off, it is kept out.
85.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
A muted appeal but nothing from the umpire! This lands around leg, Leach looks to flick but misses to get on the pads.
Paine goes to Nathan Lyon now. Australia getting into desperation mode again. 20 overs left. 2 wickets still needed. Lyon with a hurting finger. 26-10-50-2 so far.
End Of The Over 85 : 195/8
1 Runs
  • 084.1
  • 084.2
  • 084.3
  • 084.4
  • 184.5
  • 084.6
C. Overton
20 (85)
J. Leach
12 (34)
P. Cummins
23-9-42-4
84.6
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
This is angled into the batter, Overton pushes it to mid on. Another over played out. 20 more left.
84.5
1
Pat Cummins To Jack Leach
No! Goes short again and on the body, Leach pushes it towards mid on and takes one.
84.4
0
Pat Cummins To Jack Leach
One more short one and it is ducked under again. Time for a yorker now?
84.3
0
Pat Cummins To Jack Leach
One more short one, Leach ducks under it nicely. Cummins gives the batter the stare. That is probably a sign of the Australians getting a little frustrated.
Well, the physio is out in the middle. It is definitely not for concussion. Leach is just cleaning up his glasses. The 12th man comes out now, with some drinks for Leach. Nasser Hussain on air reminds us about Cardiff, 2009 where England managed to stave off an innings defeat against Australia. The camera pans onto the then captain, Ricky Ponting, who was definitely not happy with the 12th man coming out and stalling the game. Tea pots were boiling and we might see some or more of the same as the game goes down to the wire here.
84.2
0
Pat Cummins To Jack Leach
Nasty ball but Leach fends it nicely! A sharp short one on the body, Leach looks to fend it away but takes his eyes off the ball. It hits the glove and then lobs onto the helmet. Falls safely on the off side. Leach takes a breather as he removes his helmet and then his glasses.
84.1
0
Pat Cummins To Jack Leach
A short one down the leg side, Leach watches it go through to the keeper.
End Of The Over 84 : 194/8
3 Runs
  • 083.1
  • 083.2
  • 383.3
  • 083.4
  • 083.5
  • 083.6
C. Overton
20 (84)
J. Leach
11 (29)
J. Hazlewood
17-5-31-1
83.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
Another block and another over goes by! On off, Overton gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
83.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
Attacks the stumps again, Overton easily keeps it out.
83.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
On the fuller side and on off, Overton defends it nicely.
83.3
3
Josh Hazlewood To Jack Leach
Comes from around the wicket and angles it into the batter. Leach works it behind square on the leg side, uses the pace of the bowler. The fielder at leg gully runs after it and keeps it down to three.
83.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jack Leach
Outside off, Leach need not play at those.
83.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jack Leach
Goes very full and outside off, it is jammed out to covers.
Josh Hazlewood is back on! 16-5-25-1 are his numbers so far.
End Of The Over 83 : 191/8
0 Runs
  • 082.1
  • 082.2
  • 082.3
  • 082.4
  • 082.5
  • 082.6
C. Overton
20 (81)
J. Leach
8 (26)
P. Cummins
22-8-41-4
82.6
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
A solid defense this time to a ball on off.
82.5
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
Lovely delivery! This is lands on off and then straightens. Overton does the right thing as he plays the original trajectory but gets beaten.
82.4
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
A short one on the body, Overton ducks under it.
82.3
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
Outside off, Overton lets it be.
82.2
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
Good length again on off, Overton opens the face of the bat and guides it to gully.
82.1
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
Good length and around off, Overton plays inside the line, it goes off the outer half towards gully.
23 overs left but the time is ticking away. It is getting darker. The shadows of the fielders can be seen. We might come down to the situation when Tim Paine is asked by the umpires to stop the seamers.
End Of The Over 82 : 191/8
5 Runs
  • 181.1
  • 081.2
  • 081.3
  • 081.4
  • 481.5
  • 081.6
J. Leach
8 (26)
C. Overton
20 (75)
M. Starc
15-1-46-1
81.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jack Leach
Outside off this time, Leach doesn't fiddle with it.
81.5
4
Mitchell Starc To Jack Leach
FOUR! On the pads on a fullish length of Leach and he crunches this behind square on the leg side for a boundary. The fielder from backward square leg chases the ball but comes second. Some shot that and gets the crowd going as well.
81.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jack Leach
Beaten! This is a superb bouncer and it is closer to the head of Leach. Leach looks to fend it off the back foot but it goes past the gloves of Leach.
81.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jack Leach
Good length on middle again, Leach is solid in defense. Starc looked at the landing area as soon as he delivered the ball. He looked in some discomfort as he landed bit awkwardly while delivering the ball. He checks his right calf but he is ready to go.
81.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jack Leach
Bowls a back of length ball outside off. Leach thought of playing it initially but bailed out quickly as this was too wide.
81.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
On the pads on a good length, clipped towards square leg by Overton for a run.
End Of The Over 81 : 186/8
0 Runs
  • 080.1
  • 080.2
  • 080.3
  • 080.4
  • 080.5
  • 080.6
J. Leach
4 (21)
C. Overton
19 (74)
P. Cummins
21-7-41-4
80.6
0
Pat Cummins To Jack Leach
That is a gem! Unlucky not to get a wicket there. This is slightly fuller and just outside off. It comes back in. Leach ends up playing outside the line, the ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and goes over the off pole.
80.5
0
Pat Cummins To Jack Leach
Nicely played again! Fuller and on middle, this is hit to the right of mid on.
80.4
0
Pat Cummins To Jack Leach
Down the leg side, Leach looks to flick but misses.
Ha ha ha... the crowd is having some fun now. A couple of spectators open up an umbrella in the stands, suggesting that is raining. Well, it isn't. Conditions are bright and sunny.
80.3
0
Pat Cummins To Jack Leach
Fuller but it is outside off, left alone.
80.2
0
Pat Cummins To Jack Leach
Shorter and on the body, it is worked to mid-wicket.
The second new ball has been taken! So one loosener with the old ball and then the new cherry is taken.
80.1
0
Pat Cummins To Jack Leach
Good length and on off, Leach keeps it out.
Pat Cummins is back! The second new ball is now available so with Cummins coming on, Australia will be thinking of taking it. Also, Pat is one wicket away from a fifer.
End Of The Over 80 : 186/8
4 Runs
  • 079.1
  • 079.2
  • 079.3
  • 079.4
  • 479.5
  • 079.6
C. Overton
19 (74)
J. Leach
4 (15)
M. Starc
14-1-41-1
79.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
Shortish and it is angled into the pads, Overton looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls towards square leg. The batters think of a run but then don't take it.
79.5
4
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
EDGY FOUR! This is angled into the batter and it is fuller on off. The ball pitches and moves away. Overton looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge down to the third man fence. Runs needed below 200 but that is immaterial right now. 151 balls left to survive.
79.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
One more short one outside off, Overton plays inside the line and lets it through.
79.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
A short one on middle, the batter stands tall and keeps it out.
79.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
Slightly fuller and on off, Overton keeps it out.
79.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Craig Overton
Very full and on middle from around the wicket. It is pushed to the man at mid on.
End Of The Over 79 : 182/8
0 Runs
  • 078.1
  • 078.2
  • 078.3
  • 078.4
  • 078.5
  • 078.6
J. Leach
4 (15)
C. Overton
15 (68)
N. Lyon
26-9-50-2
78.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
Shorter and outside off, Leach looks to play the late cut but is beaten.
78.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
Floats it up outside off, Leach lunges to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge but lands well short of second slip.
78.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
Another loopy ball on off, this is kept out.
78.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
Floats it up around leg pole. Leach is solid in defense again.
78.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
On middle, the batter defends it nicely.
78.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
On the pads, Leach works it to leg slip.
Nathan Lyon is back! His figures 25-9-50-2.
End Of The Over 78 : 182/8
1 Runs
  • 077.1
  • 077.2
  • 077.3
  • 077.4
  • 077.5
  • 177.6
J. Leach
4 (9)
C. Overton
15 (68)
M. Starc
13-1-37-1
77.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Jack Leach
Excellently bowled and it is played even better! A yorker, an inswinging one on off. Leach gets his bat down in time and jams it out towards mid on for one.
77.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jack Leach
A short one on middle, Leach gets on top of the bounce and keeps it out.
77.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jack Leach
Goes very full and on off, Leach watches it and strokes it to mid off.
77.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jack Leach
Beaten again! This is outside off again. Leach hangs his bat out and gets beaten.
77.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jack Leach
BEATEN! This one goes straight on after pitching on a length and outside off. Leach plays inside the line and gets beaten.
Santra The Orange - 'England should change the profile of Jack Leach. Left-arm spinner who can bat? Naah.... proper left-handed batsman who can bowl part-timers!' @STO - Wow. That is a bit harsh, isn't it mate?
77.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jack Leach
Cut him into half there! This is shorter and outside off, it jags back in sharply. Goes between the bat and the body of Leach.
Mitchell Starc is back into the attack. Can he finish it off for the visitors? His numbers so far, 12-1-36-1.
End Of The Over 77 : 181/8
8 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 076.3
  • 176.4
  • 076.5
  • 276.6
J. Leach
3 (3)
C. Overton
15 (68)
J. Hazlewood
16-5-27-1
76.6
3
Josh Hazlewood To Jack Leach
Too straight, Leach works it through mid-wicket and takes three. He keeps strike for the next over. Australia won't mind the three.
76.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jack Leach
BEATEN! This is fuller and outside off, Leach looks to push at it but gets beaten.
76.4
1
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
This is angled into the pads, Overton works it around the corner for one.
76.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
Good length and on off, Overton defends it.
76.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
Edged but short! Fuller and around off, Overton looks to drive but gets an outside edge which goes on the bounce to the second slip fielder. All of a sudden Overton seems to be struggling.
76.1
lb
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
NOT OUT! FOUR LEG BYES! It indeed is missing leg! Excellent decision by Erasmus. Australia lose one of their reviews. Hazlewood bowls a corker of a yorker. It starts on off and it tails back in. Overton is late in bringing his bat down. The ball goes off the pads and down to the fine leg fence. The Australian players put in a loud appeal in the meantime but it is turned down. Marnus Labuschagne at short leg is extremely confident and indicates to Paine that there is no bat involved and wants it to be reviewed. Paine looks at him, then the bowler and does review. First, the Ultra Edge is checked. No bat. But where is Ball Tracker? Coming, coming, coming, coming, after a full whole minute, it arrives! Impact in line, but missing leg.
Review time! An appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Labuschagne is adamant it is off the pad and not the bat. He feels it is out and Paine reviews. Marnus is right, there is no bat. Looks to be slipping down leg.
End Of The Over 76 : 173/8
0 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 075.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • W 75.5
  • 075.6
J. Leach
0 (1)
C. Overton
14 (64)
N. Lyon
25-8-50-2
75.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Jack Leach
Flatter ball on middle, blocked off the front foot this time.
175 balls left. 2 wickets needed. Jack Leach comes in now.
75.5
W
Nathan Lyon To Jofra Archer OUT!
OUT! LBW! That's unlucky as long as Archer and England are concerned. Lyon pitches this around off on the rough. The ball has been bouncing high off those roughs but this time it keeps very low. Archer can't do anything about this. He is hit dead on the pads, in front of the stumps. Lyon and Australia appeal. The umpire agrees. Lyon and Australia celebrate. Archer thinks of the review but Overton suggests not to go for it. Archer walks back with a wry smile. Nothing he could've done about this one. Probably not worth reviewing at all. This was a grubber. Barely bounced. What does Ball Tracker show? Impact umpire's call but the ball crashing into the stumps. Review would have been retained but Jofra would have still been out. Just two wickets away are the Australians from retaining the Ashes.
75.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Jofra Archer
This time a solid block from Archer.
75.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Jofra Archer
Flatter ball on middle, Jofra comes forward to block but the ball goes off the inside edge towards the leg gully, just short.
75.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Jofra Archer
Flighted ball on middle, Archer pushes it back to the bowler.
Australia on the attack here! One more man comes in as a close-in catcher. No square leg now. Will this tempt Archer to play the slog sweep?
75.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Jofra Archer
Flatter one, pitched on a rough and bounces. Archer looks to fend it off but the ball gets high on him and balloons towards the short leg fielder.
End Of The Over 75 : 173/7
2 Runs
  • 174.1
  • W 74.2
  • 074.3
  • 074.4
  • 074.5
  • 174.6
J. Archer
1 (4)
C. Overton
14 (64)
J. Hazlewood
15-5-24-1
74.6
1
Josh Hazlewood To Jofra Archer
Shorter and outside off, Archer guides it towards gully for one.
74.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jofra Archer
Outside off, it is left alone.
74.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jofra Archer
Archer almost kicked the ball onto the stumps. Would have been a comedy of errors. This is on a good length and around off, it comes back in late. Archer looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball falls behind him and ahead of the stumps. Archer looks to kick it away but ends up kicking it on his other leg. The ball then rolls back once again but away from the stumps.
74.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jofra Archer
Good length and on middle, this is kept out.
Jofra Archer is the new man in. Can he resist along with Overton to help England draw this one.
74.2
W
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Nelson strikes for England. He is dismissed on the 111th ball. Is this the Ashes for Australia? They have got the last recognized batsman. A gritty partnership and a gritty knock by Buttler comes to an end. Josh Hazlewood gets the breakthrough. Once again, Australia strike early after the break. Not sure what happened to Buttler there? He has been leaving the ball brilliantly till now. This time though maybe he misreads the length. Josh bowls this very full and it starts just outside off. Comes back in, Buttler shoulders arms to this one. The ball though crashes into the off pole. It turns out to be a bad leave. Buttler is distraught. Australia are ecstatic. Pin-drop silence here. 3 wickets away now are the visitors.
74.1
1
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
Goes short and on the body, it is pulled down to fine leg for one. Australia on the attack here, a short leg, a silly point and a leg gully in place.
End Of The Over 74 : 171/6
1 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 073.3
  • 173.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
J. Buttler
34 (110)
C. Overton
13 (63)
N. Lyon
24-8-50-1
73.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
One more dot to end! This is on middle, Buttler works it to short fine leg.
73.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Nicely played! Tossed up outside off, it turns back into Buttler and there is extra bounce too. Buttler does well to play it with soft hands on the leg side.
73.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
A single now as this is worked wide of the fielder at mid-wicket.
73.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Slightly shorter and on middle, Overton works it to mid-wicket. The fielder fumbles but no runs taken.
73.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Loopy ball on off, Overton lunges and keeps it out.
73.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Flatter and on middle, it spins down. Overton lets it be.
End Of The Over 73 : 170/6
0 Runs
  • 072.1
  • 072.2
  • 072.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 072.6
J. Buttler
34 (108)
C. Overton
12 (59)
J. Hazlewood
14-4-22-0
72.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
This is angled into the batter, it is worked to mid-wicket.
72.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Good length and on off, Buttler guides it to point.
72.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Slightly shorter, does not bounce a lot. Buttler evades it.
72.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Outside off again, the batter need not play at those.
72.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
This is angled into the batter, it lands and then shapes away a long way. Buttler ends up playing inside the line and gets beaten.
72.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Just outside off, Buttler knows where his off stump is and lets it be.
End Of The Over 72 : 170/6
0 Runs
  • 071.1
  • 071.2
  • 071.3
  • 071.4
  • 071.5
  • 071.6
C. Overton
12 (59)
J. Buttler
34 (102)
N. Lyon
23-7-49-1
71.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Quicker one on the pads, Overton works it down the leg side.
71.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
71.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Quicker one on middle, worked down the leg side.
71.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Flatter one outside off, Overton lets it go to the keeper.
71.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Another solid block from Overton on the off side. This one bounced off the surface from off stump line.
71.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Flatter and fuller, kept low as well. Blocked nicely by Overton.
End Of The Over 71 : 170/6
4 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 070.4
  • 070.5
  • 470.6
J. Buttler
34 (102)
C. Overton
12 (53)
J. Hazlewood
13-4-22-0
70.6
4
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
EDGY FOUR! Fuller ball, Buttler goes for the drive but gets an outside edge. The ball flies wide of the slip cordon and to the third man fence.
70.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Good length ball outside off, Buttler wanted to play but after seeing the shape away, didn't play.
70.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Another back of length ball but goes down the leg side.
70.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Bumper outside off, Buttler sways away from it.
70.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Fuller again, blocked nicely off the front foot.
70.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Fuller outside off, Buttler blocks it well.
Josh Hazlewood to start from the other end. 14-5-22-0 so far.
End Of The Over 70 : 166/6
0 Runs
  • 069.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
C. Overton
12 (53)
J. Buttler
30 (96)
N. Lyon
22-6-49-1
69.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
This is quicker one on the pads, Overton looked to tickle it fine but misses. The ball lobs off the pads towards Warner at leg slip, he catches it but no appeal from the Australians this time.
69.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Flatter this time, pushed towards mid-wicket.
69.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Slightly shorter, worked towards the leg side.
69.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Flatter this time, blocked off the back foot.
69.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Fuller this time, Overton looks to drive but is hit on the pads and the ball lobs wide of the silly point fielder.
69.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Australia celebrate and with such confidence. Dharmsena says no instantly. The Australian celebration ends. Lyon pitches it on middle and gets it to bounce sharply. The ball hits on the abdomen of Overton and lobs straight to the short leg fielder who pouches it and celebrates. Australia do not opt for the review as they probably knew there was no bat involved. They tried to put pressure on the umpire but that didn't work. A top decision.
The Australian players walk out to the middle one final time for this Test. Can they dislodge the remaining four wickets? Jos Buttler and Craig Overton follow them as well. 11 overs for the second new ball. Paine would be desperate to get that. How will he operate the bowlers then? Well, Lyon to start the proceedings for them.
... Day 5, Session 3 ...
Post Tea, England would hope that these two continue the fight and take the game as deep as possible. They have Stuart Broad, who has a century to his name and Jack Leach, the man who helped them win the last game waiting in the pavilion and they can battle too, IF needed. The visitors, on the other hand, they would be desperate to break this partnership and then take the remaining wickets to retain the urn. Looks like we are gonna go right down to the wire, as at Lord's. Join us back at 4.30 pm local (1530 GMT). 36 overs left.
Australia got rid of Joe Denly quickly after Lunch but Bairstow along with Buttler added 45 between them to frustrate the visitors. Starc broke that stand but none of the bowlers have managed to breach the Buttler-Overton one. There were a couple of close calls, especially Overton being adjudged LBW, only to be overturned on review. Nothing much is happening with this soft ball and when happening, the batsmen have been able to survive.
95 balls. That is the number of balls faced by Buttler and Overton for the 7th wicket so far. Many would have been imagining all the Aussies in the dressing room, putting their feet up and drinking champagne, to celebrate their retention of the urn. But no. It has been England's session. They would believe that they can draw this one now.
End Of The Over 69 : 166/6
2 Runs
  • 168.1
  • 068.2
  • 068.3
  • 168.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
J. Buttler
30 (96)
C. Overton
12 (47)
M. Labuschagne
3-0-9-0
68.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Jos Buttler
This is tossed up outside off, Buttler does not play at it. THAT IS TEA ON DAY 5!
68.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Jos Buttler
A googly on off, defended. One ball to go for Lunch.
68.4
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Craig Overton
One more short one on off, it is whipped through mid-wicket for one.
68.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Craig Overton
Loud, loud shot! Not given again! This is a lovely delivery. It lands around middle and leg. It pitches and turns away. The batter looks to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. A huge appeal but the umpire shakes his head. The bowler, the skipper and Smith have a chat but then don't review. Rightly so as Ball Tracker shows it to be going over.
68.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Craig Overton
One more short ball on off, it turns away. It is left alone.
68.1
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Jos Buttler
Very short and on middle, Buttler goes back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
Marnus Labuschagne is back on.
End Of The Over 68 : 164/6
0 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
  • 067.3
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
C. Overton
11 (44)
J. Buttler
29 (93)
N. Lyon
21-5-49-1
67.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Nicely played! This is bowled outside off, Overton goes back and works it with the turn to short leg. Three maidens in a row.
67.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
On middle, Overton goes right back and works it on the leg side.
67.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Floats it up on off, Overton manages to keep it out again.
67.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Flighted ball on off, Overton once again manages to block it.
67.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Floats it up on off, it is kept out.
67.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Outside off and it is in the rough. It comes back in sharply but not enough to make the batter play.
End Of The Over 67 : 164/6
0 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 066.2
  • 066.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
J. Buttler
29 (93)
C. Overton
11 (38)
M. Starc
12-0-36-1
66.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
On off, Buttler defends it solidly.
66.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
One more delivery outside off, it is left alone.
66.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Takes this one away too and it is fuller on off, Buttler hits it to mid off.
66.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
A short one and on middle, Buttler ducks under it. Starc had the shiny part inside, not sure why he bowled it short. He could have got this one shaping back in after taking the last two away.
66.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Does go full this time, Buttler looks to drive but mistimes it to mid off.
66.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Left on length again! Shorter and on off, Buttler shoulders arms to this one. Starc needs to go fuller.
End Of The Over 66 : 164/6
0 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 065.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 065.6
C. Overton
11 (38)
J. Buttler
29 (87)
N. Lyon
20-4-49-1
65.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
A dot to end! Shorter and on middle, Overton goes back and looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
65.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Shorter and outside off, Overton initially looks to hit it through the off side but then seeing the turn back in, works it on the leg side.
65.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Fuller and on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
65.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
A huge appeal from Lyon but not given! This is landed outside off, it turns back in. Overton looks to flick but there seems to be an inside edge onto the pads. It lands short of the diving short leg fielder. Lyon makes a huge shout for an LBW but it is turned down. Warner at leg slip signals there was bat.
65.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Tosses it up on off, it is kept out.
65.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Nicely played in the end! This is flatter and outside off, it stays low. Overton gets his bat down in time and works it to short fine leg.
Nathan Lyon is back into the attack. 19-4-49-1 so far. Australia need him to step up.
End Of The Over 65 : 164/6
4 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 464.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
J. Buttler
29 (87)
C. Overton
11 (32)
M. Starc
11-0-36-1
64.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
One more length ball outside off, Buttler does not fiddle with it.
64.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Outside off, Buttler is in no mood to play at those.
64.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Gets it in the gap this time! Nicely played. This is fuller and outside off, Buttler waits for it and then just opens the face of the bat. Guides it through point and it races away.
64.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Another fuller delivery around off, Buttler leans into it and strokes it to covers. A good shot but for no runs.
64.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Shorter and outside off, it is left alone.
64.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Good length and around off, Buttler opens the face of the bat and guides it to point.
Mitchell Starc is back! 10-0-32-1 so far. The ball is reversing but Starc needs to land it in the right areas. If he does, this could be over pretty soon. If he doesn't, Australia could be in for a long, long haul. Because all their seamers are tiring.
End Of The Over 64 : 160/6
5 Runs
  • 163.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 463.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
C. Overton
11 (32)
J. Buttler
25 (81)
J. Hazlewood
12-4-18-0
63.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
Fuller outside off, blocked easily towards mid on.
63.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
Going down the leg side this time as Overton looks to flick. He can not get bat on ball as Paine moves to his left to pouch this one. A muted appeal from behind the wicket but nothing from the bowler.
63.4
4
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
FOUR! Brilliantly done! Length ball outside off, Overton leans into drive and drills this through the covers for a boundary.
63.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
Bumper this time. Overton ducks under it.
63.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
Fuller ball on off this time, Overton drives it straight to the bowler.
63.1
1
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Fuller on middle, worked towards mid-wicket for a run.
End Of The Over 63 : 155/6
2 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 262.6
C. Overton
7 (27)
J. Buttler
24 (80)
P. Cummins
20-7-41-4
62.6
2
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
A couple to end! This is worked through square leg for two.
62.5
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
NOT OUT! The impact is outside the line of off stump! There was also a doubt if there was bat involved. In the end, the important thing for England is, Overton survives. Their fans and their pavilion will breathe a big sigh of relief. However, brilliant from Cummins. He once again sets the batter up nicely. After a couple of outswingers, he gets this one to come back in a long way from outside off. Overton seems to have missed it and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal and up goes the finger. Overton signals the 'T' and straightaway says that he has hit that. A huge cheer as the crowd sees the first replay as it seems there is an inside edge. The umpire is not sure as the bat also hits the pad before. Several replays are seen and then, the third umpire is confused and does not have enough evidence to overturn the decision. Time for the Ball Tracker now which shows the impact to be outside off. Once again a huge cheer by the crowd.
Overton is a goner! He reviews. He also indicates there is some bat. So it might just be overturned. Judging by the first replay, there seems to be an inside edge. The third umpire is taking a lot of time. Has the ball hit the bat? Or has the bat hit the pad alone? Looks very close. To the naked eye, it looks like the ball has hit the pad. But when Ultra Edge is shown, it is not conclusive. The third umpire is not sure and proceeds to Ball Tracker. Impact outside off and Overton survives!
62.4
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
Attacks the off pole again, Overton is solid in defense.
62.3
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
A sharp short one, Overton ducks under it nicely.
62.2
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
One more length ball on off, CO pushes it nicely to mid off.
62.1
0
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
This is on off and it comes back in. Overton works it to square leg.
End Of The Over 62 : 153/6
1 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 161.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • 061.5
  • 061.6
J. Buttler
24 (80)
C. Overton
5 (21)
J. Hazlewood
11-4-13-0
61.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Fuller around off, Buttler solidly pushes it towards cover.
61.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Swing there but this is too wide for the batter to play. Buttler is not interested.
61.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
Bouncer around off, Buttler sways away from it.
61.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Jos Buttler
In the channel on a good length, Buttler does not fiddle with it.
61.2
1
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
Good length ball around off, Overton pushes it towards cover and gets off strike.
61.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Craig Overton
Fuller and on off, Overton strokes it to mid off.
Josh Hazlewood is back into the attack. His numbers so far, 10-4-12-0.
End Of The Over 61 : 152/6
2 Runs
  • 260.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
  • 060.6
J. Buttler
24 (76)
C. Overton
4 (19)
P. Cummins
19-7-39-4
60.6
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
On off, Buttler blocks it out.
60.5
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
Howzzat? The answer to that question is not out. Top stuff though from Cummins. He kept taking it out and now gets it in and a long way. The length is also fuller. Buttler is surprised by it and gets hit on the pads. An appeal but it is turned down. Going down leg.
60.4
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
This is angled into the batter, Buttler pushes it to mid on.
60.3
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
Outside off, Buttler makes a leave.
60.2
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
Just short! Shortish and on off, there is extra bounce on this one. Buttler looks to defend but does not get on top of the bounce. It goes off the outside edge but lands short of the third slip fielder. He makes a good stop diving to his left.
60.1
2
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
On the fuller side around off, Buttler looks to defend but it goes off the outer half through backward point for two.
End Of The Over 60 : 150/6
4 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 4 B 59.5
  • 059.6
C. Overton
4 (19)
J. Buttler
22 (70)
N. Lyon
19-3-49-1
59.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Flatter one on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
59.5
b
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
FOUR BYES! That misses everthing and Paine can't gather that either. A good ball, pitched on off. Overton looks to drive but it sneaks through the bat and through the legs of Paine to the fine leg fence. The boundary brings 150 up for the hosts.
59.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Flighted one on middle, blocked towards mid on this time.
59.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Shorter one this time, fended off by Overton towards the leg side this time.
59.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Fuller again on off, pushed towards the off side.
59.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Fuller one on middle, pushed back to the bowler by Overton.
End Of The Over 59 : 146/6
0 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
J. Buttler
22 (70)
C. Overton
4 (13)
P. Cummins
18-6-37-4
58.6
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
And again! One more ball on a length and around off, it straightens after pitching. Whizzes past the outside edge as Buttler tries to defend. End of an outstanding over. The important thing is, Buttler survives and also, not a lot he could with those deliveries. Just needs to get it out of his mind.
58.5
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
That is another lovely nut! Whizzes past the outside edge again. Cummins goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batter. Buttler is drawn into a defensive stroke. The ball though shapes away and goes past the outside edge.
58.4
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
Gets this one back in now but it is a touch shorter. Buttler leaves it on length.
58.3
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
BEATEN! Another top nut. The changed ball is really talking. This starts on off, pitches and then moves away. Jos tries to block it but gets beaten.
58.2
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
Shorter and on off, Buttler looks to defend at first but then tries to bail out. Too late as it goes off the bottom half but on the bounce to the third slip fielder.
58.1
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
That is unplayable! That went away like a leg spinner. It is on a length and around off, it pitches and moves away sharply. Buttler tries to defend but is beaten, by a long way though.
End Of The Over 58 : 146/6
4 Runs
  • 157.1
  • 157.2
  • 057.3
  • 157.4
  • 157.5
  • 057.6
C. Overton
4 (13)
J. Buttler
22 (64)
N. Lyon
18-3-49-1
57.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
A huge appeal but not given! This is floated up outside off, it turns back in. Overton gets his pad out of the line of off and tries to defend but misses to get hit on it.
57.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
That stayed low but nicely played! This is on off, it stays very low. Buttler gets his bat down in time and works it through square leg for one.
57.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Quicker and on middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
57.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
That lobs to short leg but it is off the pads. It lands around off and then turns back in. Overton looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
57.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Jos Buttler
Flatter and on off, Buttler goes right back and works it with the turn towards backward square leg for one.
57.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Craig Overton
Shorter and on middle, Overton works it through square leg and gets Buttler on strike.
The ball is being checked and it does not pass through the 8-ball gauge which means time for it be changed. Out come the boxes. One is chosen and on we go. Also, Nathan Lyon is brought back on. Change of ends for him.
End Of The Over 57 : 142/6
1 Runs
  • 156.1
  • 056.2
  • 056.3
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
J. Buttler
20 (62)
C. Overton
2 (9)
P. Cummins
17-6-37-4
56.6
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
A length ball outside off to end. Buttler lets it go. This is really been a watchful innings by Buttler.
56.5
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
Crisp drive! Very full and on off, Jos creams it but to mid off.
56.4
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
This is angled into the stumps, Jos defends it back towards the bowler.
56.3
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
Good length and outside off, it is left alone.
56.2
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
On the fuller side on off, Buttler punches it past the bowler. Bancroft the sub at mid off dives to his right and makes a good stop.
56.1
1
Pat Cummins To Craig Overton
This is fuller and on off, it tails back in. Overton gets his front leg out of the way and works it down to fine leg for one.
Pat Cummins is back on now! He has four till now and been their best bowler in this innings. He would look to add to his wicket-tally.
Interesting thoughts from Michael Atherton on air. He observes that Starc has been more successful when he has hit the length, rather than going for the yorker. Examples can be seen from the Bairstow dismissals in both innings.
End Of The Over 56 : 141/6
2 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 255.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
J. Buttler
20 (57)
C. Overton
1 (8)
M. Starc
10-0-32-1
55.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
A leave to end as Starc bowls it outside off.
55.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
Well bowled! This is on a length and around middle, stays a touch low. Buttler does well to keep it out.
55.4
2
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler
A couple! Fuller and on off, Buttler strokes it through cover-point for two.
55.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jos Buttler