RSS feeds from ecb.co.uk

Livescores RSS

England v. Australia

Investec Ashes Test Series 2013

The Kia Oval, London: Wednesday 21 August 2013 11:00 (day 5 of 5)

Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Result: Match Drawn

England 2nd innings

End of Over 40 (12 runs)
Bowler: Mitchell Starc
England: 206-5 (rr 5.15)

39.6
Run Out
OUT! Run Out. Starc to Bell. Length ball, off stump backing away driving, well timed back to bowler, fielded by Starc. Bizarre dismissal. Bell drilled the ball back to Starc who stuck out a boot and then threw down the stumps with Bell out of the crease expecting runs.
Drama. The umpires take the players off the field for bad light. Nobody in the crowd wants to see this but the umpires are right. It's darker than when they first went off the pitch in this match.
Sadly, that's the end and it's a disappointing climax to a sensational day of Test cricket. Michael Clarke declared to set up a finish and England set about their task with aplomb. Kevin Pietersen batted superbly and the Australians were on the back foot when he was in. They rallied well with tight bowling from James Faulkner. England win the series 3-0 and they will be ecstatic with that. Australia have had their moments throughout the series but lost the crucial moments at the crucial times. Ian Bell wins England's player of the series and the Compton-Miller Medal. Ryan Harris is the Australian player of the series.

39.5
No Ball
FOUR! Starc to Woakes. Beamer, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Massive error from Starc in the gloom. It is seriously dark out there now.

39.4
One Run
Starc to Bell. Yorker, middle stump backing away pushing, outside edge to third man for 1 run.

39.3
Two Runs
Starc to Bell. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Smith.

39.2
Two Runs
Starc to Bell. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 2 runs.

39.1
One Run
Starc to Woakes. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Warner.

End of Over 39 (3 runs)
Bowler: Shane Watson
England: 194-4 (rr 4.97)

38.6
No Runs
Watson to Bell. Yorker, down leg side no foot movement, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Haddin. 5 overs to go. Australia bowling a negative line.

38.5
One Run
Watson to Woakes. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Siddle.

38.4
One Run
Watson to Bell. Full toss, outside off stump backing away driving, thick edge in the air under control to third man for 1 run, fielded by Faulkner.

38.3
No Runs
Watson to Bell. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Haddin. A one day wide but's fine in Tests.

38.2
No Runs
Watson to Bell. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Watson.

38.1
Leg Bye
Watson to Woakes. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Haddin.

End of Over 38 (11 runs)
Bowler: James Faulkner
England: 191-4 (rr 5.03)

37.6
One Run
Faulkner to Woakes. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Watson. Great over for England. The required rate is a run a ball.

37.5
One Run
Faulkner to Bell. Full toss, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Smith.

37.4
Four Runs
FOUR! Faulkner to Bell. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. So close to mid off from Bell. This is getting very tense.

37.3
Two Runs
Faulkner to Bell. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, mis-timed in the air under control to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Siddle. Slow piece of fielding.

37.2
One Run
Faulkner to Woakes. Slower length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

37.1
Two Runs
Faulkner to Woakes. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed to third man for 2 runs.

End of Over 37 (6 runs)
Bowler: Shane Watson
England: 180-4 (rr 4.86)

36.6
One Run
Watson to Woakes. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Starc. 7 overs to go. Harris is off the field injured.

36.5
Two Runs
Watson to Woakes. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs.

36.4
Two Runs
Watson to Woakes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 2 runs.

36.3
No Runs
Watson to Woakes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, run save by Clarke.

36.2
Leg Bye
APPEAL! Watson to Bell. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Haddin, appeal made for L.B.W.

36.1
No Runs
Watson to Bell. Length ball, off stump down the track working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rogers.

End of Over 36 (8 runs)
Bowler: James Faulkner
England: 174-4 (rr 4.83)

35.6
One Run
Faulkner to Bell. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Smith.

35.5
Two Runs
Faulkner to Bell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Starc.

35.4
One Run
Faulkner to Woakes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.

35.3
Wicket
OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Faulkner to Trott. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front flick, hit pad. Trott was hoping he'd got outside the line but he just failed to. Impact on leg stump was umpire's call and the decision rightly stands. Has that deflated England's chances in this runchase?

35.2
Four Runs
FOUR! Faulkner to Trott. Length ball, outside off stump backing away, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Great shot from Trott.

35.1
No Runs
Faulkner to Trott. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, shy attempt by Faulkner. Mix up and a direct hit would have removed Bell.

End of Over 35 (3 runs)
Bowler: Ryan Harris
England: 166-3 (rr 4.74)

34.6
One Run
Harris to Trott. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.

34.5
No Runs
Harris to Trott. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Smith.

34.4
One Run
Harris to Bell. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to point for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

34.3
No Runs
Harris to Bell. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Harris.

34.2
One Run
Harris to Trott. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Faulkner.

34.1
Catch
OUT! Caught. Harris to Pietersen. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air under control to long on, fielded by Warner. That's the end of an amazing innings by Pietersen. He went for the fence from the first ball of Harris's spell and just fell short.

End of Over 34 (4 runs)
Bowler: James Faulkner
England: 163-2 (rr 4.79)

33.6
One Run
Faulkner to Pietersen. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air under control to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Siddle.

33.5
No Runs
Faulkner to Pietersen. Length ball, outside off stump backing away, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Haddin. Faulner second guessing the batsman's intentions.

33.4
One Run
Faulkner to Trott. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, to mid off for 1 run, run save by Lyon.

33.3
One Run
Faulkner to Pietersen. Half volley, off stump backing away driving, well timed to long off for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.

33.2
No Runs
Faulkner to Pietersen. Slower length ball, middle stump backing away flick, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Faulkner.

33.1
Leg Bye
Faulkner to Trott. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, hit pad to backward point for no runs, shy attempt by Warner.

End of Over 33 (9 runs)
Bowler: Shane Watson
England: 159-2 (rr 4.82)

32.6
No Runs
Watson to Pietersen. Back of a length, to leg moves in front pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Haddin. 11 overs to go.

32.5
Two Runs
Watson to Pietersen. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front working, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Warner.

32.4
Four Runs
FOUR! Watson to Pietersen. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Watson gets it wrong and the ball beats Warner on the fence.

32.3
Three Runs
Watson to Trott. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air under control to long on for 3 runs, fielded by Warner. Trott bunts the ball over mid on to go to fifty.

32.2
No Runs
Watson to Trott. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to slips for no runs, fielded by Clarke.

32.1
No Runs
Watson to Trott. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Faulkner.

End of Over 32 (2 runs)
Bowler: James Faulkner
England: 150-2 (rr 4.69)

31.6
No Runs
Faulkner to Pietersen. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Faulkner. Great one day style bowling from Faulkner cramping Pietersen for room.

31.5
No Runs
Faulkner to Pietersen. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Clarke.

31.4
No Runs
Faulkner to Pietersen. Yorker, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Watson.


Limited display to 60 items. Click here to show all available commentary for this match