Score

Match Details

England Men 374 & 146 ( 135.5 & 52.3 ) overs
Australia Men: 284 & 7d-487 ( 80.4 & 112.0 ) overs
Australia win by 251 runs
Toss - Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
4
9
1
0
44.44
37
54
7
0
68.52
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
11.3
3
32
4
2.78
Man of the Match
Steven Smith
Commentry
In over# 53
Runs : 0 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 1
Over 53. no runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. England: 10-146(rr 2.75)
52.3
W
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Spliced to second slip, by Smith. There it is! Cummins rolls his fingers across it as he fires it into the surface. The ball grips, holds up, and Woakes doesn't know what to do with it. He ends up poking the bat at the ball, and chips it into the hands of second slip.Australia have done a thoroughly professional job today, and sealed the victory with ease. A massive win for the visitors, who go 1-0 up in the series. Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon combined to run through the England batting line up, with no one in particular contributing massively for the home side. All of this wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for one paritcular man, though. Steve Smith with two sensational hundreds set up the game for the Aussies. He was the star performer across the five days. Worrying signs for England, who seem very tired, and there is still four matches left to go!The teams head to Lord's for the second Test, which begins next Wednesday. Will Australia extend their lead? Or can England level it up?
52.2
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Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Pattinson.
52.1
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Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
In over# 52
Runs : 5 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 52. 5 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. England: 9-146(rr 2.81)
51.6
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to James Anderson. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Smith. Edged again, but it runs along the grass to the third man boundary. No chance for the catch, but it should've been stopped. Split Smith and Warner in the slips.
51.5
1
Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Siddle.
51.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
51.3
.
Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade.
51.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Warner.
51.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 51
Runs : 5 Bowler: Peter Siddle Wickets : 0
Over 51. 5 runs. Bowler: Peter Siddle. England: 9-141(rr 2.76)
50.6
1
Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front Steer, to second slip for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
50.5
4
FOUR! Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs, dropped catch by Smith. Waft of the bat, edge drawn, but put down at second slip by Smith! He would've expected to hold onto that. It did go quickly and low to his left, but he got two hands to it. Went straight through him to the fence.
50.4
.
Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Pattinson.
50.3
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Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Pattinson.
50.2
.
Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Siddle.
50.1
.
Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 50
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 50. no runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. England: 9-136(rr 2.72)
49.6
.
Nathan Lyon to James Anderson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to short third man for no runs, fielded by Siddle.
49.5
.
Nathan Lyon to James Anderson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Head.
49.4
.
Nathan Lyon to James Anderson. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
49.3
.
Nathan Lyon to James Anderson. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.
49.2
.
Nathan Lyon to James Anderson. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
49.1
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Nathan Lyon to James Anderson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Head.
In over# 49
Runs : 0 Bowler: Peter Siddle Wickets : 0
Over 49. no runs. Bowler: Peter Siddle. England: 9-136(rr 2.78)
48.6
.
Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Head.
48.5
.
Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.
48.4
.
Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
48.3
.
Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.
48.2
.
Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.
48.1
.
Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
England Men: 374 & 146 ( 135.5 & 52.3 ) overs
Australia Men 284 & 7d-487 ( 80.4 & 112.0 ) overs
Toss - Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
Australia win by 251 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 2.78
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
C Bancroft

c: Root b: Broad

8
25
2
32
D Warner

lbw: Broad

2
14
0
14.29
U Khawaja

c: Bairstow b: Woakes

13
23
2
56.52
S Smith

b: Broad

144
219
16
65.75
T Head

lbw: Woakes

35
61
5
57.38
M Wade

lbw: Woakes

1
5
0
20
T Paine

c: Burns b: Broad

5
14
0
35.71
J Pattinson

lbw: Broad

0
2
0
0
P Cummins

lbw: Stokes

5
10
1
50
P Siddle

c: Buttler b: Ali

44
85
4
51.76
N Lyon

not out

12
26
3
46.15
Extras 15(b 0, lb 13, WD 2, NB 0)
Total 284/10 80.4 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
3
1
0
0.25
22.4
4
86
5
3.79
21.0
2
58
3
2.76
18.0
1
77
1
4.28
13.0
3
42
1
3.23
2.0
1
7
0
3.50
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
R Burns

c: Paine b: Lyon

133
312
17
42.63
J Roy

c: Smith b: Pattinson

10
22
2
45.45
J Root

c&b: Siddle

57
119
6
47.9
J Denly

lbw: Pattinson

18
36
3
50
J Buttler

c: Bancroft b: Cummins

5
10
1
50
B Stokes

c: Paine b: Cummins

50
96
8
52.08
J Bairstow

c: Warner b: Siddle

8
35
1
22.86
M Ali

b: Lyon

0
5
0
0
C Woakes

not out

37
95
1
38.95
S Broad

c: Pattinson b: Cummins

29
67
2
43.28
J Anderson

c: Cummins b: Lyon

3
19
0
15.79
Extras 24(b 10, lb 11, WD 2, NB 1)
Total 374/10 135.5 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
33.0
9
84
3
2.55
27.0
3
82
2
3.04
27.0
8
52
2
1.93
43.5
8
112
3
2.56
1.0
0
7
0
7.00
2.0
1
7
0
3.50
2.0
0
9
0
4.50
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
C Bancroft

c: Buttler b: Ali

7
31
1
22.58
D Warner

c: Bairstow b: Broad

8
8
2
100
U Khawaja

c: Bairstow b: Stokes

40
48
6
83.33
S Smith

c: Bairstow b: Woakes

142
207
14
68.6
T Head

c: Bairstow b: Stokes

51
116
6
43.97
M Wade

c: Denly b: Stokes

110
143
17
76.92
T Paine

b: Ali

34
44
2
77.27
J Pattinson

not out

47
48
2
97.92
P Cummins

not out

26
33
2
78.79
Not bat : Peter Siddle,Nathan Lyon
Extras 22(b 11, lb 2, WD 3, NB 6)
Total 487/7 112.0 overs

FOW: (Peter Siddle) , (Nathan Lyon)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
22.0
2
91
1
4.14
13.0
1
46
1
3.54
29.0
1
130
2
4.48
12.0
1
50
0
4.17
22.0
5
85
3
3.86
14.0
1
72
0
5.14
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
R Burns

c: Lyon b: Cummins

11
33
1
33.33
J Roy

b: Lyon

28
58
4
48.28
J Root

c: Bancroft b: Lyon

28
57
3
49.12
J Denly

c: Bancroft b: Lyon

11
16
2
68.75
J Buttler

b: Cummins

1
25
0
4
B Stokes

c: Paine b: Lyon

6
28
1
21.43
J Bairstow

c: Bancroft b: Cummins

6
8
1
75
M Ali

c: Warner b: Lyon

4
28
0
14.29
C Woakes

c: Smith b: Cummins

37
54
7
68.52
S Broad

c: Smith b: Lyon

0
1
0
0
J Anderson

not out

4
9
1
44.44
Extras 10(b 4, lb 4, WD 0, NB 2)
Total 146/10 52.3 overs

FOW: (Peter Siddle) , (Nathan Lyon)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
12.0
2
28
0
2.33
20.0
5
49
6
2.45
8.0
1
29
0
3.62
11.3
3
32
4
2.78
1.0
1
0
0
0.00
In over# 81
Runs : 6 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
80.1
6
SIX! Stuart Broad to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Crunched over the mid-wicket boundary and into the stands, great striking from Smith.
In over# 80
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
79.4
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Nathan Lyon. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. A gorgeous off drive from Nathan Lyon takes him into double figures, England's toil continues.
In over# 79
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
78.3
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Whipped away behind square again by Smith. That's exactly the right place to target, you're only allowed two fielders behind square on the legside and the boundaries are obviously shorter too behind square.
In over# 77
Runs : 8 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
76.6
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Driven on the up by Lyon. Broad stuck out a hand but missed the ball and Stokes can't catch it, four more runs to the Australian cause.
76.1
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Steven Smith. Length ball, off stump moves in front Slog, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Hammered away behind square and Smith finds the gap. He has managed to get Australia into a good position here. I'm not sure how keen England's openers will be to bat for a few overs tonight.
In over# 76
Runs : 8 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
75.4
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
75.3
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Steve Smith has flipped this game on its head over the past couple of hours. He continues to cash in here as he clubs another boundary over mid-on's head.
In over# 75
Runs : 8 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
74.4
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Smith lofts a tired Stuart Broad back over his head for four in rather unconventional fashion.
74.3
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. An inside edge races away for four. Smith got in a strange position there but he'll be pleased with the end result.
In over# 74
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
73.3
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Steven Smith. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Short again and Smith connects second time around, cutting the ball away through point, he's going to go on the attack here now.
In over# 73
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
72.4
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Welcome back to Test cricket Steve Smith. That is a very impressive innings on a day where he alone has stood tall and produced for his side. Conditions have been bowler friendly but he's barely made a mistake, playing each ball on its merits. An emotional celebration after a lovely drive through the covers takes him to three figures.
In over# 72
Runs : 6 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
71.1
6
SIX! Moeen Ali to Steven Smith. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. That's a lusty blow from Smith and it goes sailing over the ropes and into the crowd to the delight of the away fans. He moves on to 98* and there will be a game of cat and mouse here.
In over# 71
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
70.1
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Nathan Lyon. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. That's a good shot from the number eleven, playing with an open face and getting the ball through the gap behind point and away for four.
In over# 70
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
69.4
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Steven Smith. Off break full toss, off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. A rank full toss from Moeen and it's clubbed away by Smith, that ball got the treatment it deserved.
In over# 66
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
65.1
4
FOUR! Joe Denly to Steven Smith. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Smith uses his feet and gets to the ball before it bounces making it very easy for him to hit the ball down the ground for four.
In over# 61
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
60.5
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Peter Siddle. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Very well played by Siddle. There are three slips but no third man and Siddle deliberately guided the ball into the gap behind square on the offside, using the pace of the delivery to take the ball away to the boundary.
60.3
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Steven Smith. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. I like how Steve Smith plays the pull shot. With there being no really threatening pace or bounce in England's bowling attack on this surface Smith has all the time in the world just to paddle the ball behind square and into the gap. No danger in that shot at all.
In over# 56
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
55.5
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Peter Siddle. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Well played, a lovely looking drive from Siddle and he moves on to 20. Every run here will be like gold dust for Australia and if he can hang around for a while with Smith this could be a very useful partnership.
In over# 55
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
54.1
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Peter Siddle. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Nicely clipped away off the pads by Siddle and he adds four more runs to Australia's cause.
In over# 52
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
51.1
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Steven Smith. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, past long on for 4 runs. No need to run for that. The short ball has sat up to be hit for the most part today and Smith thumps that from outside off stump wide of mid-on for four.
In over# 51
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
50.4
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Peter Siddle. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. A good sweep shot from Siddle. He's been averaging in the 30s in the county championship this season and is looking quite capable with bat in hand.
In over# 46
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
45.1
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Steven Smith. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot glancing, in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Well England have had a leg slip in at times today for exactly that sort of shot. Smith gets so far across he tends to glance the ball fine down the legside at times. That was just out of Bairstow's reach and runs quickly away for four.
In over# 42
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
41.2
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Off the edge but that will be four welcome runs for Australia.
In over# 34
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
33.2
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Steven Smith. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Smith was squared up there and the ball came off the edge but it went safely low down and in the gap between second slip and gully. There's no third man so that will be four.
In over# 30
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
29.6
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Travis Head. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, past long on for 4 runs. Nice shot by Head. Very full again from Broad and Head delivered the full face of the bat onto the leather, sending it back down the ground for four.
In over# 21
Runs : 8 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
20.5
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Travis Head. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Head got himself into a bit of a mess there. Good length from Moeen and he wasn't sure whether to play forward or back. The ball came off the edge but it went down and wide of slip and Head gets four streaky runs.
20.4
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Travis Head. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, past deep backward point for 4 runs. Too short from Moeen and cut away hard to the boundary by Head. He's not going to let Moeen settle in here.
In over# 20
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
19.5
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Travis Head. Out-swinging back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Uses the pace this time and guides the ball through the gap behind square on the offside.
19.2
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Banged in short and pulled right out of the middle of the bat. There's not loads of pace and bounce in this surface and I don't think the short ball will play a huge part in this game.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
13.2
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Usman Khawaja. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, past deep square leg for 4 runs. Khawaja likes it there, he's very strong off his pads, again using his wrists to work the ball through square leg.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
11.3
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Steven Smith. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, past deep backward point for 4 runs. Smith opens the face as he drives and gets it behind Joe Denly at that short point position. Broad has been very full this morning and on the odd occasion it has cost him a boundary.
In over# 11
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
10.3
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Steven Smith. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, past deep square leg for 4 runs. That one was in Steve Smith's zone and he does what he does best, working the ball off the stumps to the square leg boundary to pick up four runs. Woakes won't be bowling there again in a hurry.
In over# 8
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
7.2
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Cameron Bancroft. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. That's a genuine half volley and Bancroft picks up four runs with another shot just wide of the bowler.
In over# 6
Runs : 8 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
5.6
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Well put away by Khawaja. Too straight this time from Broad and Khawaja used his wrists to whip the ball away to the mid-wicket boundary, a nice way to get off the mark.
5.2
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Cameron Bancroft. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Just a push but timed well and mid-off is too wide to cut it off and Bancroft gets off the mark in this series, that will be a nice feeling.
In over# 134
Runs : 4 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
133.3
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Chris Woakes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Carved away, not entirely where Woakes was aiming it but he'll take the runs however they come. Pattinson can't believe his luck.
In over# 127
Runs : 4 Bowler: Steven Smith Wickets : 0
126.3
4
FOUR! Steven Smith to Stuart Broad. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, bottom edge past fine leg for 4 runs. A thin bottom edge diverts the ball between Paine's legs and it scurries away to the fence. Fortune favouring the hosts at the moment as their lead swells further.
In over# 117
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
116.4
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Stuart Broad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. That's a lusty blow from Broad, unleashing the sweep shot to great effect taking England's lead past fifty. This partnership is really starting to frustrate Australia.
In over# 115
Runs : 6 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
114.1
6
SIX! Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Fetched with alacrity to elicit the biggest cheer of the day from the crowd. Lyon floated it up well wide of off stump and Woakes sent it soaring into the stands. These are very valuable runs for England.
In over# 102
Runs : 4 Bowler: Peter Siddle Wickets : 0
101.4
4
FOUR! Peter Siddle to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Burns has been very patient this morning and now he gets his first boundary courtesy of a sweet drive square of the wicket. On and on the Surrey man bats.
In over# 99
Runs : 4 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
98.2
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Jonny Bairstow. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Loud cheers as Bairstow takes the hosts into the lead with an impeccably timed whip of the wrists. Pattinson just lost his line, perhaps trying too hard to generate pace, and it was expertly dealt with by the Yorkshireman.
In over# 96
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
95.5
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes. Seaming away back of a length, to leg down the track defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Stokes shows his positive intent by walking towards the bowler however he is still able to play this with soft hands meaning the edge goes safely into the turf. He is now one run away from a solid half century.
In over# 95
Runs : 4 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
94.1
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Ben Stokes. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Delightful stroke by England's number six, sending the ball rocketing down the ground with a piece of pure timing. First boundary of the morning and it wakes the crowd up from their slumber.
In over# 87
Runs : 4 Bowler: Peter Siddle Wickets : 0
86.6
4
FOUR! Peter Siddle to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs. A little shuffle of the feet from Stokes. The ball is angled into him and he tucks it away very fine off the face of the bat. Stokes is changing his shoes here so the helmet is off, the gloves are off, the pads are off, all of which he's going to have to put back on before the next ball.
In over# 86
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
85.3
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Rory Burns. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Keeps low and comes off the bottom edge of the bat and goes straight through Paine's legs behind the stumps. A nutmeg from Burns and he gets four more.
In over# 84
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
83.5
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. A gorgeous drive from Ben Stokes that delights the home crowd who are getting more and more raucous in these twilight overs.
In over# 78
Runs : 4 Bowler: Travis Head Wickets : 0
77.3
4
FOUR! Travis Head to Rory Burns. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Not a good ball, it lands halfway down and Burns cashes in with a boundary.
In over# 77
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
76.6
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, past fine leg for 4 runs.
In over# 75
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
74.2
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Stokes gets down to play the sweep and nails it.
In over# 73
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
72.3
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Stokes cuts hard at the ball and it flies off the top edge and close to Bancroft at second slip. He'd barely had time to move and the ball was away. It would have hit him rather than being a catching chance had it gone straight at him. He's put a helmet on now.
In over# 72
Runs : 4 Bowler: Peter Siddle Wickets : 0
71.4
4
FOUR! Peter Siddle to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Nicely played by Stokes, just a touch too much width from Siddle and Stokes played it late behind point, that's his first boundary.
In over# 68
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
67.2
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Cummins might go back over the wicket after that ball. He'd been bowling well but Burns helped that one on its way down towards fine leg for four.
In over# 63
Runs : 4 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
62.6
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Jos Buttler. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. That was the one Buttler was supposed to nick to the slips but it was a touch too full and instead England's number five stroked it elegantly it to the cover boundary.
In over# 61
Runs : 4 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
60.2
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Joe Denly. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, past long off for 4 runs. Shape again but a big stride from Denly and he drives down the ground for four. One of the three slips is going to come out into the covers as a result.
In over# 60
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
59.5
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's better, a confident looking stroke from Burns and it's timed well enough to beat extra cover. The ball races across the turf and Burns moves into the 90s for the first time in his Test career.
In over# 57
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
56.6
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Joe Denly. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, past deep cover for 4 runs. Denly reaches forward and drives well through the covers. That is a better line for Lyon though, it brings his slip and bowled through the gate very much into play.
In over# 56
Runs : 4 Bowler: Peter Siddle Wickets : 0
55.2
4
FOUR! Peter Siddle to Joe Denly. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's a textbook cover drive from Denly who holds the pose as the ball beats the cover fielder and continues on its journey to the extra cover boundary unchallenged.
In over# 51
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
50.6
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Rory Burns. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Dropped short and a poor end to an otherwise excellent over from Lyon. There is a man back at point but Burns hit it hard and well in front of square.
In over# 48
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
47.1
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs. Root gets that fine down the legside and the cheers from the crowd indicate that they know those four runs take Root past 50.
In over# 47
Runs : 4 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
46.4
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Soft hands, between gully and second slip and four more to third man. England have picked up 20 runs or so to that region in the past half hour.
In over# 44
Runs : 8 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
43.6
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. And now he plays one well, not trying to hit the ball so hard and hitting very straight, picking up a more convincing boundary.
43.5
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Yet again Burns gets a thick edge as he tries to drive through the offside and yet again somehow he manages to find a gap, this time between third slip and gully. The ball went along the floor but still very frustrating for Australia.
In over# 42
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
41.4
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past deep backward point for 4 runs. Root this time drives at a wide delivery and the ball squirts away behind square off a thick outside edge for four more. That brings up the century stand between this pair.
In over# 41
Runs : 8 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
40.6
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Another edge from Burns but again it brings him four runs. Frustration for Australia, things just aren't going for them at the moment.
40.2
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Joe Root. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Into the pads and away off the middle of the bat. Cheers from the crowd who are starting to get a bit more lively as England begin to move into a strong position.
In over# 40
Runs : 4 Bowler: Peter Siddle Wickets : 0
39.4
4
FOUR! Peter Siddle to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. A big drive from Burns and Siddle is unlucky, the ball flying over fourth slip and it will earn Burns four runs. Siddle has been very patient but no reward on that occasion.
In over# 39
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
38.4
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Joe Root. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs. No leg slip in place with Lyon round the wicket meaning Root is free to deflect the ball fine down the legside and it runs away quickly to the boundary.
In over# 35
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
34.4
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Joe Root. Off break back of a length, outside off stump down the track flick, past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Cummins. Root uses his feet and plays with the spin, clipping the ball through mid-wicket. Cummins makes a bit of a mess of his dive in the deep and that will be a boundary.
In over# 33
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
32.1
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Rory Burns. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Tickled away fine and that will take Burns to 50. He's played a great hand so far and is doing no harm at all in his bid to cement a place at the top of this side.
In over# 31
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
30.3
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Rory Burns. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Lyon drops short and Burns is onto it quickly, rocking back and cutting hard to the boundary, good stuff from the England opener.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
26.4
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Burns offers the blade with the maker's name on show and hits the ball beautifully back down the ground for four, he's done well this session.
In over# 25
Runs : 4 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
24.2
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Rory Burns. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. On the hip and tucked away with excellent timing by Burns, sending the ball scotting away across the outfield and into the rope.
In over# 17
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
16.4
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Rory Burns. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Off the edge but down and wide of slip and it runs away surprisingly quickly, beating the chasing fielder to the boundary.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
6.1
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Rory Burns. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Cummins is over the wicket now to Burns which might be a better angle to the left-hander but not if he bowls there. That's a leg stump half volley and is clipped away for four with ease by Burns.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
4.1
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Well wide of off stump and Burns drives at the ball, hitting it behind backward point all along the floor to the boundary. Cummins is keeping the ball well pitched up, enticing the drive.
In over# 4
Runs : 4 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
3.2
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Jason Roy. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Edged and straight through where fouth slip would have been. There is a fairly small gap between third and gully and Roy found it. Last night the Australians did have four slips but not this morning and the result is four runs to Jason Roy.
In over# 2
Runs : 4 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
1.3
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Jason Roy. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, past deep point for 4 runs. Very full and nicely put away through the covers by Roy. That gets him off the mark and means England have just three more balls to survive this evening.
In over# 112
Runs : 14 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
111.6
6
SIX! Joe Denly to James Pattinson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Pattinson plonks another one into the stands for good measure, and Paine calls the troops in to declare the innings.So Australia will have seven overs tonight if the light holds up. A very tricky time for England to get through. The hosts have been set 398 to win, which is pretty much impossible with the remaining overs left in the game. Only the draw and an Australia win is likely now. Can the visitors nip a couple out before the close? That would give them huge hope heading into the final day. Vital phase coming up.
111.2
4
FOUR! Joe Denly to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Cummins is having some fun now. Hammered back over Denly's head yet again. Lovely hitting.
111.1
4
FOUR! Joe Denly to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Cummins reaches out, and blasts it over mid on's head with ease. Surely a declaration is coming soon?
In over# 111
Runs : 6 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
110.1
6
SIX! Stuart Broad to James Pattinson. Length ball, down leg side backing away Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Pattinson is getting on with it. Shuffles outside leg stump, clears the front leg, and pumps it over long on for six.
In over# 107
Runs : 6 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
106.3
6
SIX! Stuart Broad to James Pattinson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep backward square leg for 6 runs. Big hit from Pattinson. He knows the length that is coming, sets himself early, and deposits it into the crowd!
In over# 106
Runs : 6 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
105.2
6
SIX! Moeen Ali to James Pattinson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Plenty of risk in this from Pattinson, but he strikes it cleanly. Against the turn, and whacked over cow corner for six.
In over# 104
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
103.4
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to James Pattinson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Fabulous sweep from Pattinson. Down on one knee early, and swiped away confidently to the fence.
In over# 103
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
102.2
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to James Pattinson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Cracking stroke from Pattinson. Uses the pace of Stokes, opens the blade, and guides it away through backward point for four.
In over# 98
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
97.4
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Tim Paine. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. No one out to protect this, so a clever shot from Paine. Too full for the spin to cause any issue, and he drags it away to the third man fence.
In over# 96
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
95.4
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Matthew Wade. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Too full from Root, and Wade climbs into that. Drilled between extra cover and mid off for four more.
In over# 95
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
94.4
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Bumper from Stokes, but it isn't an accurate one. Down the legside, and helped on its way with a fine nudge.
In over# 94
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
93.4
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Matthew Wade. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. What a way to go to a century. Brilliant from Matthew Wade. He paddles a reverse sweep past backward point, and it flies away to the fence to bring up three figures. Remarkable innings!
In over# 93
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
92.3
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Matthew Wade. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. That sits up beautifully for Wade outside the off stump. Gets on top of the bounce, and slams it away to the offside fence.
In over# 91
Runs : 10 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
90.4
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Tim Paine. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. He follows the maximum up with a gorgeous drive down the ground. Didn't try and overhit, just punched it past mid on, and let the outfield do the job of taking the ball to the rope.
90.3
6
SIX! Ben Stokes to Tim Paine. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control over deep backward point for 6 runs. Short, wide, and Paine throws the hands at this. Goes hard at it, and it's risk free stuff. Times it so well, that the ball flies over the point fence for six.
In over# 89
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
88.6
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Matthew Wade. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Broad fires it into the pads, searching for the leg before, but Wade whips it away gloriously through square leg to end the session with a boundary.Another session to Australia. Just one wicket again for England, but not before Steve Smith racked up 142 runs. Insane Test Match batting. Matthew Wade is probably playing the best innings of his career so far as well. The hosts' chances are slipping away, with the lead now up to 266. Will Australia declare before the end of play?
In over# 88
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
87.5
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Matthew Wade. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Fantastic from Wade. Spots the change in pace, waits for it, and belts it back down the ground for four.
In over# 87
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
86.1
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Matthew Wade. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Wade gets the weight going forward, and spanks a drive through cover for four. The new ball flew off the bat there.
In over# 84
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
83.3
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Steven Smith. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. A neat little deflection from Smith. A leg slip is in place, but the Australian gets it fine of that fielder, and it skips away for four more.
In over# 83
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
82.4
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Matthew Wade. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Rubbish from Moeen. A rank long hop, and Wade punishes him. He pushes back, and wallops it through mid wicket for four.
In over# 80
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
79.1
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Matthew Wade. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Streaky from Wade! He has a flash at this delivery, it grips and deviates away from him, and the edge is taken. It runs past first slip along the turf, and scurries away to the fence.
In over# 76
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
75.2
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Matthew Wade. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, past fine leg for 4 runs. What an odd way to bring up the fifty. A reverse sweep which has somehow run through the keeper's legs for four. A super knock from Matthew Wade, though. He has looked decent on his return to the side.
In over# 74
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
73.6
4
FOUR! Joe Denly to Matthew Wade. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Wade picks the length early, springs back in the crease, and hammers it through the covers for four. Batting is looking easy!
In over# 73
Runs : 8 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
72.4
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Steven Smith. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Smith goes aggressive now. He's seeing it like a beach ball. Saunters down the pitch, and lifts it over mid wicket for four more.
72.3
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Steven Smith. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Nicely done by Smith. Rocks back deep in the crease, and glides this away past first slip. No one is in the vicinity to chase that down.
In over# 72
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
71.3
4
FOUR! Joe Denly to Matthew Wade. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Reverse swept out of the rough patches by Wade. Risky, but he executes it well, and picks up a boundary.
In over# 69
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
68.5
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Matthew Wade. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Woakes moves back to over the wicket, and it causes him to lose his line. Way down the legside, and Wade gets a deft touch on it to earn himself a boundary.
In over# 66
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
65.3
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Steven Smith. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Superb. A flowing blade, with the full face coming down to smack the ball back from where it came. Tonked through mid on for four.
In over# 63
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
62.4
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. The bottom hand comes off the bat after impact, but that was a firm square drive from Wade. Punched into the gap for four.
In over# 62
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
61.2
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Steven Smith. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. You have to stand and applaud this man. He goes to his second century in the game in style. Presses forward, and dissects the infield with a stunning cover drive. What a player.
In over# 59
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
58.3
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Matthew Wade. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Lovely start from Wade so far. He picks up his third boundary by tucking Stokes off his pads through mid wicket.
In over# 58
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
57.2
4
FOUR! Joe Denly to Matthew Wade. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Wade is happy to drive against the turn. Large stride to smother the spin, and he belts it away through the covers for another four.
In over# 56
Runs : 4 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
55.2
4
FOUR! Joe Denly to Matthew Wade. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Confident start from Wade. Overpitched from Denly, and it gets crunched through the wide open space on the offside.
In over# 55
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
54.2
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Unorthodox, but beautiful. It isn't that short, but Smith hangs on the back foot, and crashes this away through the covers. Most would play that going forward.
In over# 52
Runs : 8 Bowler: Joe Denly Wickets : 0
51.2
4
FOUR! Joe Denly to Steven Smith. Leg spinner full toss, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Pressure on the part-timer now. Denly tosses down another full toss, and Smith won't miss out. Flipped through that mid wicket region again.
51.1
4
FOUR! Joe Denly to Steven Smith. Leg spinner full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Runs coming quickly now. First bad ball from Denly. A full toss on the pads, and Smith whips it away through mid wicket without any drama.
In over# 51
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
50.6
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Travis Head. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. That's Head's strength. Carved away behind backward point, and it trickles into the rope to bring up his half century. Excellent innings from Travis Head so far.
In over# 49
Runs : 8 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
48.3
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Now he lunges forward, and pierces the gap through point. Effortless stuff. England have no answer to this.
48.2
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Sensational from Smith. Has all the time in the world, opens the face, and deflects it away to a vacant third man fence.
In over# 44
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
43.4
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Travis Head. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Buffet bowling from Moeen. He loops it up, and it is easy pickings for Head. He clubs a full toss back past mid on for four.
In over# 41
Runs : 8 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
40.3
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Travis Head. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Lovely from Head. A strong clip through mid wicket now, and he squirts it past the man in the inner ring to pick up another boundary.
40.1
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Travis Head. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Poor delivery. Way down the legside, and Head just helps this on its way. Tickled off the pads to the fine leg fence.
In over# 37
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
36.5
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Steven Smith. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, past deep extra cover for 4 runs. England almost have their man. A rare misjudgement from Smith. He drives awkwardly, in the air, but it loops past Woakes at extra cover, and trickles away for four.
In over# 31
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
30.1
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Steven Smith. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, past fine leg for 4 runs. Another boundary, this little flurry of runs will be very pleasing for the Aussies.
In over# 30
Runs : 8 Bowler: Joe Root Wickets : 0
29.4
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Travis Head. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. This is a much better shot to bring consecutive boundaries for Australia. Head will be feeling much more comfortable out there now.
29.3
4
FOUR! Joe Root to Travis Head. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Slashed past slip, Head finally gets a boundary after almost an hour in the middle. If anyone would have been capable of catching it Stokes would be the man, but it was past him before he could react.
In over# 26
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
25.1
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Steven Smith. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Tossed up and Smith accepts the invitation to drive, smothering the spin with a decisive stride forward and creaming the ball with impunity.
In over# 20
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
19.5
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Travis Head. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, fielded by Broad, overthrow by Roy, mis-fielded by Bairstow.
In over# 17
Runs : 8 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
16.6
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Usman Khawaja. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Another terrific stroke, Khawaja makes it look so easy when he gets going. Beautiful stuff.
16.3
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Usman Khawaja. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Khawaja drives in typically languid fashion and he finds the gap with precision. This partnership is really beginning to blossom nicely for the tourists.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
11.5
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Usman Khawaja. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs. Plenty of drift for Moeen but it allows Khawaja to manoeuvre the ball extremely fine for yet another boundary. Root puts in a great effort however he can't haul it in.
In over# 11
Runs : 8 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
10.2
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Runs are flowing, Broad sends down a lazy bouncer and it's easy pickings for the left-hander.
10.1
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Sublime stroke, Khawaja uses his wrists to manufacture the ball wide of mid on and away to the rope with nonchalance. This is non-stop action now at Edgbaston and the crowd are lapping it up.
In over# 10
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
9.6
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Steven Smith. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. No surprise that Smith's first boundary of the innings comes behind square on the legside, his favourite scoring area.
In over# 8
Runs : 4 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
7.3
4
FOUR! Moeen Ali to Usman Khawaja. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Three balls into his spell and Moeen is already making things happen. After ripping one back between Bancroft's bat and pad, he takes Khawaja's edge the very next ball. Fortunately for the tourists it scoots away to the fence.
In over# 3
Runs : 8 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
2.3
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to David Warner. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge for 4 runs. Not as convincing this time from the left-handed opener, caught in two minds as to whether he should play or leave and the ball squirts away off the edge.
2.2
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Lovely batting, Warner gets off the mark with a glorious punch down the ground. He's stood well outside of his crease which turned this delivery into a scoring opportunity.
In over# 2
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
1.6
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Cameron Bancroft. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. That's the kind of delivery you relish as an opening batsman, drifting onto the pads and a simple opportunity to nurdle away a boundary. A confidence booster for Bancroft.
In over# 52
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
51.6
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to James Anderson. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Smith. Edged again, but it runs along the grass to the third man boundary. No chance for the catch, but it should've been stopped. Split Smith and Warner in the slips.
In over# 51
Runs : 4 Bowler: Peter Siddle Wickets : 0
50.5
4
FOUR! Peter Siddle to Chris Woakes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs, dropped catch by Smith. Waft of the bat, edge drawn, but put down at second slip by Smith! He would've expected to hold onto that. It did go quickly and low to his left, but he got two hands to it. Went straight through him to the fence.
In over# 43
Runs : 12 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
42.6
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Chris Woakes. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Three boundaries in the over! It has been a bit erratic from Pattinson. Very wide, and a touch too short as well. Woakes stretches out, and slaps it away in front of point this time.
42.4
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Chris Woakes. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Pattinson fires it into the pads now, and Woakes is good enough to whip it away gloriously through mid wicket once more. Cracking stuff.
42.3
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Chris Woakes. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Woakes doesn't want to stand there and fend the short balls away anymore. He rocks back and takes this on superbly. Walloped in front of square for four.
In over# 41
Runs : 4 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
40.2
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Chris Woakes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Woakes is playing his strokes to entertain this crowd. He feels for it away from the body, opening the face, and gliding it down to third man for four.
In over# 39
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
38.1
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past deep backward point for 4 runs. Woakes is going to have some fun before this all ends in a hurry. He flashes hard, and it flies off a chunky outside edge past gully for four.
In over# 38
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
37.2
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Why not have a go at it at this point? Lyon tosses it up high and wide, so Woakes hammers a drive through the offside for four. Something for the crowd to cheer about.
In over# 37
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
36.2
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Lovely shot from Bairstow. Angled into the pads, and the Yorkshireman tucks it away between mid wicket and mid on. Precise placement earns himself a boundary.
In over# 35
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
34.2
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Good lines from Cummins. He makes Stokes play, but he does so with soft hands. Off the edge, along the ground, and away to the third man fence.
In over# 22
Runs : 8 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
21.6
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Joe Denly. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. He goes again! Fetched from way outside off, but he is going with the turn, so there isn't a huge amount of risk. Hoicked away for four more.
21.5
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Joe Denly. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Men crowded around the bat, so Denly goes positive. Got the length to sweep, and executes well. Swatted away in front of square for four.
In over# 21
Runs : 4 Bowler: Peter Siddle Wickets : 0
20.5
4
FOUR! Peter Siddle to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. A controlled edge this time from Root. Played with soft hands, and the ball runs along the turf wide of the two slips in place. No third man to prevent the boundary.
In over# 20
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
19.3
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Jason Roy. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Roy likes to take the aggressive approach against the spin. Reaches out to the pitch, and swipes it away powerfully to the backward square boundary.
In over# 19
Runs : 4 Bowler: Peter Siddle Wickets : 0
18.3
4
FOUR! Peter Siddle to Jason Roy. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Beauty from Siddle. Angled in from out wide, nipped away off the surface, and it squares Roy up. The ball flicks the outside edge, but Paine was wrongfooted, and couldn't stop the dying edge with the dive.
In over# 16
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
15.5
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Overpitched, Roy lunges forward, and sweetly drives through the vacant cover region for four. He won't miss out on them.
In over# 15
Runs : 4 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
14.3
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Jason Roy. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Check-drive from Roy. Not a lot of follow-through in the shot at all. Just a firm punch through the covers to send it scurrying away for his first boundary.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
13.6
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Joe Root. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. A tempter from Cummins to suck Root into the drive, and the England captain obliges. Not struck as cleanly as he would've liked, but solid enough to send it trickling through mid off for four.
In over# 13
Runs : 4 Bowler: James Pattinson Wickets : 0
12.5
4
FOUR! James Pattinson to Joe Root. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Seen that many times over the years. Textbook Joe Root. Stands tall to get on top of the bounce, and punches it off the back foot in front of point.
In over# 8
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
7.1
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Rory Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. What a lovely start to the morning for Rory Burns. He eases forward, and a firm prod skips away past a wide mid off. Outfield is too quick to chase that down!

Cameron Bancroft

0 (9)

2(23)

David Warner

2 (14)

Cameron Bancroft

8 (16)

12(22)

Usman Khawaja

4 (6)

Usman Khawaja

9 (17)

18(41)

Steven Smith

9 (24)

Steven Smith

21 (49)

56(110)

Travis Head

35 (61)

Steven Smith

5 (9)

6(14)

Matthew Wade

1 (5)

Steven Smith

2 (14)

7(28)

Tim Paine

5 (14)

Steven Smith

0 (0)

0(2)

James Pattinson

0 (2)

Steven Smith

5 (14)

10(24)

Pat Cummins

5 (10)

Steven Smith

43 (55)

87(140)

Peter Siddle

44 (85)

Steven Smith

59 (54)

71(80)

Nathan Lyon

12 (26)

Rory Burns

12 (22)

22(44)

Jason Roy

10 (22)

Rory Burns

63 (137)

120(256)

Joe Root

57 (119)

Rory Burns

17 (37)

35(73)

Joe Denly

18 (36)

Rory Burns

0 (11)

5(21)

Jos Buttler

5 (10)

Rory Burns

35 (93)

85(189)

Ben Stokes

50 (96)

Rory Burns

6 (12)

14(42)

Jonny Bairstow

8 (30)

Jonny Bairstow

0 (0)

0(5)

Moeen Ali

0 (5)

Jonny Bairstow

0 (5)

0(5)

Chris Woakes

0 (0)

Chris Woakes

31 (79)

60(146)

Stuart Broad

29 (67)

Chris Woakes

6 (16)

9(35)

James Anderson

3 (19)

Cameron Bancroft

5 (11)

13(19)

David Warner

8 (8)

Cameron Bancroft

2 (20)

13(36)

Usman Khawaja

11 (16)

Usman Khawaja

29 (32)

48(55)

Steven Smith

19 (23)

Steven Smith

69 (95)

120(211)

Travis Head

51 (116)

Steven Smith

54 (89)

123(194)

Matthew Wade

69 (105)

Matthew Wade

41 (38)

74(80)

Tim Paine

33 (42)

Tim Paine

1 (2)

2(8)

James Pattinson

1 (6)

James Pattinson

46 (42)

72(75)

Pat Cummins

26 (33)

Rory Burns

11 (33)

19(59)

Jason Roy

8 (26)

Jason Roy

20 (32)

39(71)

Joe Root

19 (39)

Joe Root

5 (11)

16(27)

Joe Denly

11 (16)

Joe Root

4 (7)

5(20)

Jos Buttler

1 (13)

Jos Buttler

0 (12)

0(23)

Ben Stokes

0 (11)

Ben Stokes

6 (16)

12(24)

Jonny Bairstow

6 (8)

Ben Stokes

0 (1)

0(1)

Moeen Ali

0 (0)

Moeen Ali

4 (28)

35(62)

Chris Woakes

31 (34)

Chris Woakes

0 (0)

0(1)

Stuart Broad

0 (1)

Chris Woakes

6 (20)

10(29)

James Anderson

4 (9)