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  • England 3/ 37 (20.3) & 368 (139.3)
  • Australia 7/ 172 (36.0) (dec) & 527 (146.0) (dec)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 1.80
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
IR Bell*4140028.57
JE Root13571022.81
This Partnership:10 Runs From 25 Balls (R/R: 2.40)

BowlersOMRWEcon
PM Siddle*3.30812.29
MJ Clarke1.00202.00

Last 5 overs:
Latest Commentary (View More)

21st Over
So that is it from here, thanks for joining the coverage for the five days and we look forward to bringing you all the live of the 4th Test from Chester-Le-Street on Friday.
Michael Clarke has been named as the Man of the Match is what was an outstanding effort by him. He will be proud of the effort of his team and hoping that his side can maintain that level for the rest of the series.
Full congratulations to the England lads for retaining the Ashes, even though there would be a little deflation with the rain intervening.
So at 4.39pm local time play was abandoned and with England still 2-nil up, the Ashes will stay in England.
The match has been declared a Draw and England have retained the Ashes - well done to them. News on the Man of the Match and the like shortly
So at 4.30pm it feel as though it is only a matter of time before this gets called off. That will mean England retain the Ashes, which they have held since 2009. More news soon
Some really heavy rain has hit and Tea has been called at 3.40pm. Don't like the chances of any more play.
There was a message to suggest there would be an inspection at 2.45pm, but the rain is back at 2.40pm and the covers (and umpires) will be staying put it seems
It is really hammering down now - full covers on very quickly, it shall be a decent delay
That's decent rain falling - covers on quickly, great work by the groundstaff here. They've done a top job today. More news when we get it
Bell might be in some trouble here - a nasty one on the thumb. The rain has returned sadly for Australia - Bell and England get some luck once again
Over 20.3: Siddle to Bell, two runs, short, lifts off a length, taking the glove over gully, that falls safely and could have ended up anywhere
Over 20.2: Siddle to Bell, no run, goes back and defends to cover
Over 20.1: Siddle to Bell, no run, comes forward and beats him first up after Lunch, as it suddenly gets a bit darker
20th Over
Siddle to bowl the first over after Lunch
We're back after a 18 minute delay. Tea will be at 4.10pm....at this stage
Official word at 1348 is play to resume at 1400 if no more rain
At 1335 the rain has set in and the full covers are going on
Over 19.6: Clarke to Root, no run, goes back and defends - that's Lunch. Back in 40 minutes for more tension, weather permitting.. ENG 3/35 (Root 13, Bell 2)
Over 19.5: Clarke to Root, no run, defends to cover, one ball to go before Lunch
Over 19.4: Clarke to Bell, one run, drives a bit uppishly away through the covers
Over 19.3: Clarke to Bell, no run, comes forward and blocks it to short cover
Over 19.2: Clarke to Bell, no run, well flighted, he defends out to point
Over 19.1: Clarke to Root, one run, goes back and works it around the corner to long leg
19th Over
Over 18.6: Siddle to Bell, no run, full and it keeps low, he defends out to cover and Michael Clarke will bowl the last over before Lunch. ENG 3/33 (Root 12, Bell 1)
Over 18.5: Siddle to Bell, no run, leaves one go outside off, not all that far away, but great judgement as usual by Bell
Over 18.4: Siddle to Root, one run, leg side, whipped off the pads to long leg
Over 18.3: Siddle to Root, no run, plays back and defends off a thick edge - well saved on the bounce by Smith at 3rd slip
Over 18.2: Siddle to Bell, one run, leg side, worked away gently towards square leg
Over 18.1: Siddle to Bell, no run, full and right on-line, defends to mid off
18th Over
Over 17.6: Lyon to Root, no run, goes back and defends to square leg, Root charges off but Bell yells a very definite "No" so he heads back. ENG 3/31 (Root 11, Bell 0)
Over 17.5: Lyon to Root, FOUR, short, pulls it around to the long leg boundary, first four for Root in this innings
Over 17.4: Lyon to Root, no run, comes well forward in defence
Over 17.3: Lyon to Root, no run, comes forward and defends
Over 17.2: Lyon to Root, no run, comes well forward and defends to short mid wicket
Over 17.1: Lyon to Root, no run, defends to mid wicket
17th Over
Over 16.6: Siddle to Bell, no run, leaves outside off, great over - 10 minute to Lunch. ENG 3/27 (Root 7, Bell 0)
Over 16.5: Siddle to Bell, no run, goes back and perhaps leaves one just outside off, great swing there, Siddle on fire
Over 16.4: Siddle to Bell, no run, comes forward and defends, he jabs down on it and nearly plays it on
Over 16.3: Siddle to Bell, no run, goes back and defends to mid off
So it appears noise overrules Hot Spot now. Possibly a good thing!
WICKET - England 3/27, Pietersen c Haddin b Siddle 8 (16 balls, 1 fours, 16 mins) Root 7*
Over 16.2: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, OUT, drives at a full ball and there is a big shout for caught behind and Umpire Hill gives him out after a delay - KP reviews it and he is on his still on his way despite no mark on Hot spot
Over 16.1: Siddle to Root, three runs, goes back and forces it away behind point
16th Over
What a day of cricket we are having, this is the real stuff - proper Test Cricket, you just can't beat it!! Don't go to bed folks!!!
Over 15.6: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, goes back and defends, a great over of cricket there!!. ENG 2/24 (Root 4, Pietersen 8)
Over 15.5: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, drives hard back to the bowler who fields it well
Over 15.4: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, comes down the wicket and looks to hit him over mid wicket, hits the pad
Over 15.3: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, makes room and looks to force up the off side
Over 15.2: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, comes forward and defends, playing around his front leg
Over 15.1: Lyon to Pietersen, two runs, leans forward and pushes powerfully away through cover
15th Over
Over 14.6: Siddle to Root, no run, DROPPED, plays back and edges low to Clarke's right and the chance goes down at 2nd slip - they're the ones you have to hold onto to win. ENG 2/22 (Root 4, Pietersen 6)
Over 14.5: Siddle to Root, no run, goes back and defends to cover
Over 14.4: Siddle to Pietersen, one run, straighter ball, he jabs at it and gets an inside edge to long leg
Over 14.3: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, short and bit too wide there, Pietersen not interested in it
Over 14.2: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, short, plays off the back foot to mid off
Over 14.1: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, leans well forward and defends to mid off
14th Over
Peter Siddle comes on to bowl after a brilliant 7 over spell of 2/13 from Ryan Harris
Over 13.6: Lyon to Root, no run, goes back, looks to turn to leg, takes Root high on the pad. Great over there from Lyon - it's all happening!!. ENG 2/21 (Root 4, Pietersen 5)
Over 13.5: Lyon to Pietersen, one run, sweeps it away in the air behind square leg, interesting!!
Over 13.4: Lyon to Root, one run, worked away behind square leg -move to 4* from 42 balls faced
Over 13.3: Lyon to Root, no run, goes well back and defends to mid wicket
Over 13.2: Lyon to Root, no run, goes back to one that turns a mile, I don't think he thought he needed to play it
Over 13.1: Lyon to Root, no run, full, plays firmly to mid on
13th Over
Nathan Lyon to come on, very interesting tactic with 30 minutes to Lunch
Over 12.6: Harris to Pietersen, FOUR, short, pulls it away with great power to the mid wicket fence, class shot. ENG 2/19 (Root 3, Pietersen 4)
Over 12.5: Harris to Pietersen, no run, full, comes forward and defends to mid off
Over 12.4: Harris to Pietersen, no run, back of a length, he leaves it go past
Over 12.3: Harris to Pietersen, no run, leans forward and drives out to cover
WICKET - England 2/15 Trott c Haddin b Harris 11 (27 balls, 47 mins, 1x4) Root 3* Harris 6.2-3-9-2. In comes KP
Over 12.2: Harris to Trott, no run, OUT, leg side, tries to glance and gets a little touch to Haddin. England 2/15 - Harris 2/9!!!
Over 12.1: Harris to Trott, two runs, goes back and defends away behind point, Warner chases hard and keeps it to a couple
12th Over
Over 11.6: Watson to Root, no run, goes back and defends to gully, two maidens in a row from Watson. ENG 1/13 (Root 3, Trott 9)
Over 11.5: Watson to Root, no run, full, drives back to the bowler who knocks it down - Aussies giving nothing away today
Over 11.4: Watson to Root, no run, comes forward and defends to point
Over 11.3: Watson to Root, no run, full, drives up to mid off
Over 11.2: Watson to Root, no run, goes back and defends up to mid on
Over 11.1: Watson to Root, no run, plays back and is beaten by one that keeps low
11th Over
Over 10.6: Harris to Trott, no run, leaves outside off, great over. ENG 1/13 (Root 3, Trott 9)
Over 10.5: Harris to Trott, no run, leaves outside off, boy was Trott lucky there
Over 10.4: Harris to Trott, no run, full and straight, looks to turn to leg, not out the call, very, very close and they review it and it is umpires call - what rubbish!
Over 10.3: Harris to Trott, no run, goes back and defends up the pitch
Over 10.2: Harris to Trott, no run, comes forward and defends out to point
Over 10.1: Harris to Trott, no run, full, drives around his front pad to mid wicket
10th Over
Over 9.6: Watson to Root, no run, leaves outside off, allowed to pass. ENG 1/13 (Root 3, Trott 9)
Over 9.5: Watson to Root, no run, comes forward and defends to the leg-side
Over 9.4: Watson to Root, no run, worked off the pads, Rogers dives hard and makes a top stop at square leg
Over 9.3: Watson to Root, no run, goes back and defends up towards mid on
Over 9.2: Watson to Root, no run, just outside off, no shot played to one that doesn't move in the air
Over 9.1: Watson to Root, no run, goes back and defends out to cover
9th Over
First bowling change, Watson on for Starc 4-2-6-0
Over 8.6: Harris to Trott, no run, bouncer to end the over, Trott ducks it. ENG 1/13 (Root 3, Trott 9)
Over 8.5: Harris to Root, three runs, worked off the pads and Root gets off the mark after 40 mins and 26 balls
Over 8.4: Harris to Root, no run, comes forward and edges on the bounce to gully
Over 8.3: Harris to Root, no run, full, drives to mid on
Over 8.2: Harris to Root, no run, bangs one in short, Root plays inside it
Over 8.1: Harris to Root, no run, gets well forward and defends up to mid off
8th Over
Over 7.6: Starc to Trott, no run, full, drives away to backward point. ENG 1/10 (Root 0, Trott 9)
Over 7.5: Starc to Trott, no run, well wide outside off, left alone again
Over 7.4: Starc to Trott, no run, goes back and defends with care
Over 7.3: Starc to Trott, no run, well wide outside off, left alone again
Over 7.2: Starc to Trott, no run, leg side, tries to glance but is not keen to really play at it
Over 7.1: Starc to Trott, no run, leaves outside off, no need to play
7th Over
Over 6.6: Harris to Root, no run, bouncer, a good one - right on line and he ducks it. ENG 1/10 (Root 0, Trott 9)
Over 6.5: Harris to Root, no run, goes back and defends into the off-side
Over 6.4: Harris to Root, no run, full again, Root is tight in defence up to mid off
Over 6.3: Harris to Root, no run, full and right on the off stump, he defends to mid off
Over 6.2: Harris to Root, no run, comes forward and gets a thick edge on the bounce to gully
Over 6.1: Harris to Root, no run, full, digs out with a neat drive to mid on
6th Over
Over 5.6: Starc to Trott, no run, in some sunshine, Trott leaves one outside off. ENG 1/10 (Root 0, Trott 9)
Over 5.5: Starc to Trott, no run, well wide outside off, left alone
Over 5.4: Starc to Trott, no run, defends off the back foot to short mid wicket
Over 5.3: Starc to Trott, no run, just outside off, leaves it go at the last minute
Over 5.2: Starc to Trott, wide, bit of a shocker way wide of off stump, Trott couldn't reach it!
Over 5.2: Starc to Trott, FOUR, worked off the pads away in front of square leg, the ball reaches the rope for the first time this innings
Over 5.1: Starc to Trott, no run, gets some late swing in, defends the ball, just!
5th Over
Over 4.6: Harris to Root, no run, goes back and defends. ENG 1/5 (Root 0, Trott 5)
Over 4.5: Harris to Root, no run, leaves one go outside off
Over 4.4: Harris to Root, no run, leaves one that kicks off a length, nasty ball that
Over 4.3: Harris to Root, no run, has a dabble at one outside off and nearly edges behind
Over 4.2: Harris to Trott, one run, pushes into the covers and takes on Warner and would have just made it had he hit
Over 4.1: Harris to Trott, two runs, comes forward to defend, getting an inside edge to long leg
4th Over
Over 3.6: Starc to Root, no run, comes forward to one that swings in, takes the inside edge before cannoning into his pad. ENG 1/2 (Root 0, Trott 2)
Over 3.5: Starc to Root, no run, full and wide outside off, left alone
Over 3.4: Starc to Root, no run, better ball, makes him play as he defends off the back foot to point
Over 3.3: Starc to Root, no run, goes back and defends to cover
Over 3.2: Starc to Root, no run, leaves a wide one pass outside off
Over 3.1: Starc to Trott, one run, worked off the hip to long leg - England need 330 to win
3rd Over
Over 2.6: Harris to Trott, one run, leg side, worked away to long leg - England's first run in the second innings. ENG 1/1 (Root 0, Trott 1)
Over 2.5: Harris to Trott, no run, defends away to the leg side
Over 2.4: Harris to Trott, no run, goes back and defends to mid off
WICKET - England 1/0, Cook lbw b Harris DUCK (9 balls, 10 mins)
Over 2.3: Harris to Cook, no run, OUT, comes half forward and the ball comes in sharply and he looks plumb and is given by Umpire Hill - he reviews and has been told he must go!!!
Over 2.2: Harris to Cook, no run, goes back and defends to point
Over 2.1: Harris to Cook, no run, leaves one pass outside off
2nd Over
Over 1.6: Starc to Root, no run, again outside off, Root has no need to play at it. ENG 0/0 (Cook 0, Root 0)
Over 1.5: Starc to Root, no run, slightly closer to the off stump, but again too wide for Root to play at
Over 1.4: Starc to Root, no run, full and wide, no need to play again, 4 balls, 4 leaves in this over
Over 1.3: Starc to Root, no run, the sun is out - left alone again outside off, needs to make him play does Starc
Over 1.2: Starc to Root, no run, short outside off, left alone
Over 1.1: Starc to Root, no run, short and wide outside off, left alone
1st Over
Over 0.6: Harris to Cook, no run, shortish, it takes off and nearly takes the gloves of Cook, Haddin takes it head high. ENG 0/0 (Cook 0, Root 0)
Over 0.5: Harris to Cook, no run, comes forward and defends into the off side
Over 0.4: Harris to Cook, no run, right on-line, defended to mid on
Over 0.3: Harris to Cook, no run, leaves one go outside off
Over 0.2: Harris to Cook, no run, leg side this time, Cook looks to glance and misses
Over 0.1: Harris to Cook, no run, full and wide, Cook lets it go - a real warm up ball

England: Alastair Cook (c), Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior (wk), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson

Australia: Rogers CJL, Shane Watson, Usman Khawaja, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, David Warner, Brad Haddin (wk), Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon


Umpires: Erasmus, M (SAF), Hill, AL (NZL)
Third Umpire: Dharmasena, HDPK (SLA)
Match Refree: Madugalle, RS (SLA)

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