Cricket Australia

http://cricket.local/

  • Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series

    Australia vs England - 3rd Test

    December 13, 2013, 1:30PM AET WACA Ground, Perth

    Match Status: Day 5 - Completed
    Australia won by 150 runs

  • England All Out 353 (103.2) & 251 (88.0)
  • Australia 6/ 369 (87.0) (dec) & 385 (103.3)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 3.42
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
JM Anderson*280025.00
SCJ Broad270028.57
This Partnership:4 Runs From 11 Balls (R/R: 2.18)

BowlersOMRWEcon
MG Johnson*25.267843.08
NM Lyon22.057033.18

Last 5 overs:
Latest Commentary (View More)

104th Over
That is all from the WACA today with Australia regaining the Ashes with a victory of 150 runs in the 3rd Test to let Australia have an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the 5 Test Series.
Cook: Fantastic innings from Stokes full of character especially on a tough wicket with all the cracks developing. Australia have been the better side, but we have been outskilled in all aspects and it is very hard to say that.
Man of the Match - Steven Smith with his first innings 100 where Australia needed someone to step up and he produced a fine 111. This is his 2nd Ashes Test 100.
Clarke - "The support has been outstanding and we could not be happier with the public support and credit to the players and the way they have played."
Clarke "I don't know what to say, it's been an amazing performance not only in this Test Match but the whole 3 Tests."
Mitchell Johnson on his return to Test Cricket "It was pretty hard running into bowl as the emotions were going, but it's a great feeling! I came back from injury with plenty of doubters but I worked hard and have taken the opportunity with both hands."
Ryan Harris on his first Ashes victory - Harris - "An amazing feeling for everyone in the team, we wanted it so bad and it's amazing to finally regain the Ashes!"
The Australian bowlers were amazing in both innings with the total wickets of the game were Harris (4) Siddle (4) Lyon (4) Johnson (6) Watson (2)
Australia have produced a clinical performance with both bat and bowl. Smith (111), Warner (112) and Watson (103) lead the way with hundreds while each bowler contributed in both innings.
Australian players now break off and thank the crowd for what was a tremendous effort in such hot conditions for both players and spectators!
That wicket sends Australia into celebration as they embrace into a team huddle celebrating an Ashes victory, the crowd is celebrating and the ground is a buzz as the country gets to taste an Ashes victory since 2009
Over 103.2: Johnson to Anderson, no run, OUT, caught on the crease, looking to work the ball to the legside gets a leading edge which spoons up to short leg where Bailey takes a simple catch!
Over 103.1: Johnson to Broad, one run, flicked away off the pads out to deep square for a single
103rd Over
Over 102.6: Lyon to Broad, one run, pushed into the offside gap at point where he takes the single interestingly. ENG 9/352 (Broad 1, Anderson 2)
Over 102.5: Lyon to Anderson, one run, thick outside edge away through backward point
Over 102.4: Lyon to Anderson, no run, played and missed outside off, going hard at the shot
Over 102.3: Lyon to Anderson, no run, well flighted outside off, goes hard at the drive spooning it into the gap
Over 102.2: Lyon to Anderson, no run, well flighted as he defends well
Over 102.1: Lyon to Anderson, no run, good line as he defends well getting forward
102nd Over
Over 101.6: Johnson to Broad, no run, Broad on strike to Johnson, bouncer as Broad jumps away trying to avoid it, great delivery with men all around the bat waiting for that edge. ENG 9/350 (Broad 0, Anderson 1)
England 350 in 450 mins off 101.5 overs (last 50: 86 balls)
Over 101.5: Johnson to Anderson, one run, worked away off the hip to fine leg where they take a single
Over 101.4: Johnson to Anderson, no run, full toss at the pads, worked off the legs
What a great bit of cricket there from Australia, Johnson gets the slower ball right and Rogers takes a stunning catch at mid off, clinical performance. Australia are so close now needing 1 wicket to regain the Ashes!
FOW 9/349 T. Bresnan c: Rogers b: Johnson 12 runs 40 balls 64 minutes 1 boundary. Partnership 2 runs 7 balls 3 minutes (Bresnan 2, Broad 0). New Batsman - J. Anderson
Over 101.3: Johnson to Bresnan, no run, OUT, slower ball, caught on the pitch and Bresnan has been outclassed as he spoons that catch to mid off and Rogers has taken a great diving catch to his right! Not bad from the veteran as he gets AUS even closer
Over 101.2: Johnson to Bresnan, two runs, punched through the covers where they decide to run and earn an easy two
Over 101.1: Johnson to Bresnan, no run, good line outside off, defends well to square leg where they refuse to run
101st Over
Over 100.6: Lyon to Broad, no run, good length outside off, Clarke has everyone allowing the single to get Broad to face Johnson but he defends to the bowler. ENG 8/347 (Bresnan 10, Broad 0)
Over 100.5: Lyon to Broad, no run, left alone outside off, good line
Over 100.4: Lyon to Broad, no run, left alone outside off, good line
Over 100.3: Lyon to Broad, no run, good line as he defends well
Poor Swann falls to his rival off spinner as he gets a simple off spinner's wicket. Swann has had no luck this series as it brings Broad to the crease who has his foot strapped intensely as he walks to the crease very slowly.
FOW 8/347 G. Swann c: Smith b: Lyon 4 runs 6 balls 8 minutes 1 boundary. Partnership 11 runs 12 balls 8 minutes(Swann 4, Bresnan 2). New Batsman - S. Broad
Over 100.2: Lyon to Swann, no run, OUT, good length as it turns sharply, Swann looking to work the ball can only manage a thick inside edge onto the pad as it spoons up to short leg where Smith takes a simple catch.
Over 100.1: Lyon to Swann, no run, left alone outside off, good length with minimal turn
100th Over
Over 99.6: Johnson to Bresnan, two runs, quick delivery as he punches awya off the back foot for two runs through third man. ENG 7/347 (Bresnan 10, Swann 4)
Over 99.5: Johnson to Bresnan, no run, punched to mid off as he gets forward from a good length
Over 99.4: Johnson to Bresnan, four byes, bouncer, hits a crack and jumps off a length and over Haddin's head and to the boundary, poor Haddin is getting these runs as byes
Over 99.3: Johnson to Bresnan, no run, quick and at the head, ducked under as that sails past the helmet
Over 99.2: Johnson to Bresnan, no run, left alone outside off, good line with pace
Over 99.1: Johnson to Bresnan, no run, bouncer, sails over the head
99th Over
Over 98.6: Lyon to Swann, no run, defended well outside off. ENG 7/341 (Bresnan 8, Swann 4)
Over 98.5: Lyon to Swann, wide, WOW! pitching on middle and it has hit a crack and jumped 200cm according to TV replays as leg gully fields, this pitch is showing some tricks today
Over 98.5: Lyon to Swann, FOUR, well flighted outside off, swept away through the vacant mid wicket gap and to the boundary
Over 98.4: Lyon to Swann, no run, good length with turn as he defends well
Over 98.3: Lyon to Swann, no run, good line outside off as he defends well
FOW 7/336 B. Stokes c: Haddin b: Lyon 120 runs 195 balls 257 minutes 18 boundaries and 1 six. Partnership 40 runs 79 balls (Bresnan 7, Stokes 27). New Batsman - G. Swann
Over 98.2: Lyon to Stokes, no run, OUT, well flighted outside off, looking to sweep aggressively but can only manage a thick under edge and Haddin has taken a tremendous catch to remove the dangerous Stokes!
Over 98.1: Lyon to Stokes, no run, looking to leave, that has misses everything but HOW? no turn as it keeps its line just clipping the back pad replays show but not close enough to the stumps
98th Over
Over 97.6: Johnson to Bresnan, no run, bouncer, ducked under with ease as it races past the shoulder. ENG 6/336 (Stokes 120, Bresnan 8)
Over 97.5: Johnson to Stokes, one run, bouncer, pulled away through square leg as umpire Billy has taken a tumble trying to avoid that delivery
Over 97.4: Johnson to Stokes, no run, left alone outside off, good line as he pace starts to build up
Over 97.3: Johnson to Stokes, no run, good length as he punches that back at the bowler who fields well in his return, not a bad shot from Stokes but Johnson fields excellently
Australia pick up the much needed wicket of Stokes as he showed nothing but class in his 2nd Test Match. Lyon was tempting him before Lunch with no luck but finally he produces a rash shot and a good piece of keeper gets him the wicket! 3 to go for AUS
Over 97.2: Johnson to Stokes, no run, played and missed down the legside
Over 97.1: Johnson to Bresnan, one run, bouncer at the body, worked off the glove as it just beats the diving keeper to fine leg who is very straight
97th Over
Over 96.6: Lyon to Stokes, no run, tidy line outside off, left alone. ENG 6/334 (Stokes 119, Bresnan 7)
Over 96.5: Lyon to Stokes, no run, good line and length as he defends well
Over 96.4: Lyon to Stokes, no run, good line angling in as it turns away off the face
Over 96.3: Lyon to Stokes, no run, left alone outside off, good line as Stokes is not interested
Over 96.2: Lyon to Stokes, two runs, using the crease as he cuts away into the gap for two through point
Over 96.1: Lyon to Stokes, no run, left alone outside off, sharp turn away
96th Over
Nathan Lyon will take the first over against Ben Stokes
Umpires and players are making their way to the middle with play expected to start in 5 minutes.
We will be back in half an hours time following the lunch break with Cameron French seeing you through the first hour of the afternoon session.
The morning session belonged firmly to the young all rounder who has battled and bashed his way to a fine maiden century and has reinvigorated this game at the same time. If he can bat through the day, England will claim the most improbable of victories.
We have a game on our hands here. England going to lunch at 6 for 332 with Stokes 117 no and Bresnan 7 no. England scored 81 in that session for the loss of Prior's wicket after Stokes and Prior added 76 runs. Stokes and Bresnan have added a further 36
Over 95.6: Siddle to Bresnan, no run. Leaves alone outside off and that is lunch. ENG 6/332 (Stokes 117, Bresnan 7)
Over 95.5: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, short of a length, back, defends to the bowler.
Over 95.4: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, full, stroked to mid off, doesn't beat Rogers.
Over 95.3: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, wide of off, shoulders arms.
Over 95.2: Siddle to Bresnan, four byes, pushed down the leg side, hits a crack and deviates a long way, Haddin has no chance.
Over 95.1: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, outside off, no interest from the batsman.
95th Over
Siddle to bowl the final over before lunch.
Over 94.6: Lyon to Stokes, no run. Forward, plays back to the bowler. ENG 6/328 (Stokes 117, Bresnan 7)
Over 94.5: Lyon to Stokes, no run, leaves again.
Over 94.4: Lyon to Stokes, no run, leaves alone outside off.
Over 94.3: Lyon to Stokes, no run, great ball, plays forward and the ball fizzes past the outside edge.
Over 94.2: Lyon to Stokes, no run, leaves alone outside off.
Over 94.1: Lyon to Stokes, no run, short of a length, cuts straight to cover point, Lyon got away with one there.
94th Over
Over 93.6: Siddle to Bresnan, no run. Withdraws the bat inside the line. ENG 6/328 (Stokes 117, Bresnan 7)
Over 93.5: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, beaten outside off, Bresnan hanging the bat outside off.
Over 93.4: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, drives into the off side, doesn't get through.
Over 93.3: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, leaves alone outside off.
Over 93.2: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, drives into the covers but doesn't beat Smith.
Over 93.1: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, takes the thigh, angled in nicely but missing the edge.
93rd Over
Over 92.6: Lyon to Stokes, no run. Forward in defence. ENG 6/328 (Stokes 117, Bresnan 7)
Over 92.5: Lyon to Stokes, no run
Over 92.4: Lyon to Stokes, no run, bat and pad, just wide of a diving Smith at short leg.
Over 92.3: Lyon to Stokes, no run, ball spinning and bouncing outside off, left alone.
Over 92.2: Lyon to Stokes, no run, defends with a dead bat.
Over 92.1: Lyon to Stokes, no run, defends back to the bowler.
92nd Over
Over 91.6: Siddle to Bresnan, no run. Leaves alone outside off again. ENG 6/328 (Stokes 117, Bresnan 7)
Over 91.5: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, plays forward and defends back to the bowler.
Over 91.4: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, angled in at the stumps, forward defending.
Over 91.3: Siddle to Bresnan, FOUR, short of a length with width outside off, lovely cut shot backward of point.
Over 91.2: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, shoulders arms outside off.
Over 91.1: Siddle to Bresnan, no run, forward, defends.
91st Over
Over 90.6: Lyon to Stokes, no run. Forward, solid defensive stroke. ENG 6/324 (Stokes 117, Bresnan 3)
Over 90.5: Lyon to Stokes, FOUR, advances down the track, lofts hard over long on again, didn't quite get it, one bounce and over the rope.
Over 90.4: Lyon to Bresnan, one run, back, worked with the turn backward of square.
Over 90.3: Lyon to Stokes, one run, rocks back and chops to mid off.
Over 90.2: Lyon to Stokes, SIX, uses his feet and lofts back over long on, long, high and hard, into the crowd!
Over 90.1: Lyon to Stokes, no run, leans forward in defence.
90th Over
Nathan Lyon to have his first bowl of the day.
Over 89.6: Siddle to Stokes, leg bye. Short of a length, looks to flick it away, takes the pad and bounces high to short fine leg. ENG 6/312 (Stokes 106, Bresnan 2)
Over 89.5: Siddle to Stokes, no run, forward driving, straight to Johnson at mid on.
Over 89.4: Siddle to Stokes, no run, wide of off, just leaves it alone.
Over 89.3: Siddle to Stokes, no run, drives, a thick inside edge back onto the pad, looking to go through the covers.
Over 89.2: Siddle to Stokes, no run, leaves alone outside off.
Over 89.1: Siddle to Stokes, no run, forward, defends to the off side.
89th Over
Siddle replaces Johnson.
Over 88.6: Harris to Bresnan, two runs. Thick edge pushing forward, wide of Warner in the gully for a couple. ENG 6/311 (Stokes 106, Bresnan 2)
Over 88.5: Harris to Bresnan, no run, short of a length, wide of off, Bresnan watches it through.
Over 88.4: Harris to Bresnan, no run, stroked to wide mid off, straight to the field.
Over 88.3: Harris to Bresnan, no run, defends out on the off side.
Over 88.2: Harris to Bresnan, no run, through to the keeper outside off.
Over 88.1: Harris to Bresnan, no run, defends back down the track.
88th Over
Over 87.6: Johnson to Stokes, FOUR. Edges playing forward, flies to third man for another boundary. ENG 6/309 (Stokes 106, Bresnan 0)
Stokes 100 up off 159 balls with 16 fours.
Over 87.5: Johnson to Stokes, FOUR, short, top edge flies very fine to the fine leg fence, brings up his maiden test century, the first 100 for the visitors in third series. A fantastic, backs to the wall effort!
Over 87.4: Johnson to Stokes, no run, drives back down the wicket, great shot but Johnson gets a hand on it and deflects over top of the middle stump with Bresnan stranded backing up.
Over 87.3: Johnson to Stokes, two runs, short, pulls through the vacant mid wicket again, a bit edgy but gets him another couple.
Over 87.2: Johnson to Stokes, two runs, short, pulls through mid wicket, just stroked it rather than powered through the shot.
Over 87.1: Johnson to Stokes, no run, wide of off, the batsman not interested.
87th Over
Over 86.6: Harris to Stokes, one run. Short, pulls to fine leg for a single. Didn't really time it but got enough bat on it. ENG 6/297 (Stokes 94, Bresnan 0)
Over 86.5: Harris to Stokes, no run, full, forward in defence, played into the covers.
Over 86.4: Harris to Stokes, no run, defends to the off side.
Over 86.3: Harris to Stokes, no run, left alone wide of off.
Over 86.2: Harris to Stokes, no run, short of a length, defends to the off side.
Over 86.1: Harris to Stokes, no run, plays forward, ball hits the crack and jags enormously towards the slips, misses the outside edge by miles!
86th Over
Over 85.6: Johnson to Bresnan, no run. Leaves alone outside off, a wicket maiden to the Australian strike bowler. ENG 6/296 (Stokes 93, Bresnan 0)
Over 85.5: Johnson to Bresnan, no run, full, defends to the off side.
Over 85.4: Johnson to Bresnan, no run, short, takes off, Bresnan ducks his head underneath, a nasty one.
Over 85.3: Johnson to Bresnan, no run, through to the keeper outside off, played inside the line.
Prior c Haddin b Johnson 26 (111m 72b 3x4 0x6) SR: 36.11, FOW: 6/296 (85.2 ov), Partnership: 76, balls: 152, RR: 3.00
Over 85.2: Johnson to Prior, no run, OUT, full and wide, Prior goes for it, the ball there to drive, but he doesn't quite get to it, takes an edge through to the keeper. First breakthrough for the day, Australia have been sweating on that.
Over 85.1: Johnson to Prior, no run, forward, defends.
85th Over
Over 84.6: Harris to Stokes, no run. Forward, defends to the off side. ENG 5/296 (Stokes 93, Prior 26)
Over 84.5: Harris to Stokes, no run, leaves alone outside off.
Over 84.4: Harris to Stokes, no run, plays back down the track.
Over 84.3: Harris to Stokes, no run, shoulders arms outside off.
Over 84.2: Harris to Stokes, no run, punches back down the wicket, fielded by Harris in his follow through.
Over 84.1: Harris to Stokes, no run, comes forward and defends.
84th Over
Over 83.6: Johnson to Prior, no run. Short of a length, dragged down the leg side. ENG 5/296 (Stokes 93, Prior 26)
Over 83.5: Johnson to Prior, no run, defends into the covers.
Over 83.4: Johnson to Prior, no run, short of a length again, fends down on the leg side.
Over 83.3: Johnson to Prior, no run, short of a length, hits a crack and comes back in, takes him on the body.
Over 83.2: Johnson to Prior, no run, plays back in defence, ball keeps a little low.
Over 83.1: Johnson to Prior, four byes, very short, takes off and flies wide down the leg side, Haddin can't get to it.
83rd Over
Over 82.6: Harris to Prior, one run. ENG 5/292 (Stokes 93, Prior 26)
Over 82.5: Harris to Prior, no run, through to the keeper.
Over 82.4: Harris to Prior, FOUR, full on the pads, flicked through square leg, racing towards the rope, Johnson comes running around, goes to slide and field but his knee sticks in the ground and he tumbles alarmingly.
Over 82.3: Harris to Prior, FOUR, thick edge along the ground between third slip and gully.
Over 82.2: Harris to Prior, no run, forward in defence.
Over 82.1: Harris to Prior, no run, leaves alone outside off.
82nd Over
Stokes and Prior have been stoic in their approach this morning, waiting for bad balls to put away for runs, and quickly removing the occasional unplayable ball out of their minds.
Thanks Cameron, Raymond Blizzard taking over the keyboard for the second hour.
That is now drinks as we have finished the first hour of play today, England will be happy with their start to the day with a cautious approach where no wickets fell and they were able to build a solid partnership
Over 81.6: Johnson to Stokes, no run. ENG 5/283 (Stokes 93, Prior 17)
Over 81.5: Johnson to Stokes, two runs, sliced away off the drive through the vacant cover area where they earn two runs
Over 81.4: Johnson to Stokes, no run, nice line outside off, left alone
Over 81.3: Johnson to Stokes, no run, wide line and length outside off, left alone outside off
Over 81.2: Johnson to Stokes, no run, left alone outside off, good line as Stokes was tempted there
Over 81.1: Johnson to Prior, one run, good line as he pushes to cover off the back foot into the gap as Lyon fields
81st Over
Over 80.6: Harris to Stokes, no run, played and missed outside off, plays all around that delivery. ENG 5/280 (Stokes 91, Prior 16)
Over 80.5: Harris to Prior, leg bye, worked down off the hip as he gets too straight
Over 80.4: Harris to Stokes, one run, played down to the legside off a ball with bounce at the body
Over 80.3: Harris to Stokes, no run, angling to the legside, plays and misses as it strikes the pad, Stokes loses where the ball is as Lyon has a shot at the stumps for no luck
Over 80.2: Harris to Stokes, no run, good line outside off, defended well to mid off as the crowd starts to get involved now
Over 80.1: Harris to Stokes, no run, played and missed outside off as he looks to glance the ball but that was not the shot to a ball outside off
80th Over
Australia has taken the new ball
Over 79.6: Siddle to Prior, no run, worked down to the legside as he gets forward. ENG 5/278 (Stokes 90, Prior 16)
Over 79.5: Siddle to Prior, no run, good length, jags back in and plays all around that delivery as it strikes the back leg
Over 79.4: Siddle to Prior, two runs, clipped off the pads as he gets full and straight, easy two down to fine leg
Over 79.3: Siddle to Prior, no run, short of a length as he defends well off the back foot
Over 79.2: Siddle to Prior, no run, left alone outside off, good line and length
Over 79.1: Siddle to Prior, no run, played and missed outside off, good line tempting him into the shot
79th Over
Over 78.6: Watson to Stokes, no run, played down to gully off the back foot using the pace, Warner dives well and stops a certain boundary. ENG 5/276 (Stokes 90, Prior 14)
Over 78.5: Watson to Stokes, no run, good line outside off, defends well from the back foot
Over 78.4: Watson to Stokes, no run, good length outside off, gets forward and defends
That boundary allows Stokes to have the highest individual score for England in this series
Over 78.3: Watson to Stokes, FOUR, thick outside edge, beats gully and races to the third man boundary as he earns another boundary to race into the nervous 90's
Over 78.2: Watson to Stokes, no run, great length outside off, left alone
Over 78.1: Watson to Stokes, no run, left alone outside off, good line angling away
78th Over
Over 77.6: Siddle to Prior, no run, good line angling in as he defends well. ENG 5/272 (Stokes 86, Prior 14)
Over 77.5: Siddle to Prior, no run, good length as it jumps off a good length, played down well by Prior
Over 77.4: Siddle to Prior, no run, punched to point off the back foot as gets width from Siddle
Over 77.3: Siddle to Prior, no run, good line outside off, draws the edge but falls well short of 2nd slip
Ben Stokes and Matt Prior have reached 50 partnership off 103 balls in 73 mins
Over 77.2: Siddle to Stokes, one run, worked away with ease as he earns a single
Over 77.1: Siddle to Stokes, FOUR, overpitched and crunched down the ground beating the infield and racing to the boundary at mid off
77th Over
Over 76.6: Watson to Prior, no run, good length as he gets the ball to swing in, defended away. ENG 5/267 (Stokes 81, Prior 14)
Over 76.5: Watson to Prior, FOUR, punched off the back foot beating the infield at point and racing to the boundary
Over 76.4: Watson to Prior, no run, tidy line shaping into the batsman as he defends well off the back foot
Over 76.3: Watson to Prior, no run, short of a length as he defends well off the back foot
Over 76.2: Watson to Prior, no run, great length attacking the stumps as he defends well
Over 76.1: Watson to Prior, no run, good line as he gets forward to mid on
76th Over
Ben Stokes is 7 runs away from being the highest individual score from an English batsman this series with Joe Root scoring 87 in Adelaide
Over 75.6: Siddle to Stokes, no run, tidy line outside off, defended well. ENG 5/263 (Stokes 81, Prior 10)
Over 75.5: Siddle to Stokes, no run, left alone outside off, good length
Over 75.4: Siddle to Stokes, no run, left alone outside off, good line and length from Siddle
Over 75.3: Siddle to Stokes, no run, good length, shoots through off a crack and hits him on the ankle as Haddin fields on the legside
Over 75.2: Siddle to Stokes, no run, good line, angling away to the keeper as he leaves well
Over 75.1: Siddle to Stokes, no run, good line outside, left alone outside off
75th Over
Over 74.6: Harris to Prior, no run, pushed to mid on as he gets forward. ENG 5/263 (Stokes 81, Prior 10)
Over 74.5: Harris to Prior, no run, played down to the short leg fielder who stops any runs occurring with quick reaction
Over 74.4: Harris to Prior, no run, tidy line outside off, good length as he defends well
Over 74.3: Harris to Prior, no run, played and missed outside off, pushing at the ball off the back foot
Over 74.2: Harris to Prior, no run, played and missed outside off, pushing at a wide full delivery
Over 74.1: Harris to Stokes, one run, pushed to the offside as he finds the gap at mid off
74th Over
Over 73.6: Siddle to Prior, no run, played and missed outside off, pushing at the ball as he angles in and shapes the ball away. ENG 5/262 (Stokes 80, Prior 10)
Over 73.5: Siddle to Prior, no run, full length as he punches to mid on getting forward
Over 73.4: Siddle to Prior, no run, short of a length outside off, defends well back to the bowler
Over 73.3: Siddle to Prior, no run, good length attacking the stumps as he gets back and defends well
Over 73.2: Siddle to Prior, no run, tidy line as he gets forward, defends well to mid off
Over 73.1: Siddle to Prior, no run, good line attacking the stumps as he defends well
73rd Over
Over 72.6: Harris to Stokes, no run, full length attacking the stumps as he defends well back to the bowler. ENG 5/262 (Stokes 80, Prior 10)
Over 72.5: Harris to Stokes, no run, wide line outside off, left alone
Over 72.4: Harris to Stokes, FOUR, worked away off the pad through the legside and beating the diving fielder and racing to the boundary
Over 72.3: Harris to Stokes, no run, good line outside off, pushing at the ball as he plays and misses
Over 72.2: Harris to Stokes, no run, full length as he gets forward, inside edge as it hits the crack and keeps low
Over 72.1: Harris to Stokes, no run, WOW, what a delivery, full in length as it hits a crack and jags away off at a massive angle as he misses it by nearly a metre, the pitch starting to play some tricks
72nd Over
Over 71.6: Johnson to Prior, no run, bouncer, quick and at the body as he ducks under that as it flies past the grill. ENG 5/258 (Stokes 76, Prior 10)
Over 71.5: Johnson to Prior, no run, full length outside off, pushed to mid off as he gets forward
Over 71.4: Johnson to Stokes, one run, worked down to the legside into the gap at square leg for a single
Over 71.3: Johnson to Prior, one run, bouncer, well directed as Prior pulls away to deep square for a single, risky shot with two men out on the pull shot
Over 71.2: Johnson to Prior, no run, bouncer, strayed down the legside as Prior gets inside the line as he leaves well
Over 71.1: Johnson to Prior, no run, full length outside off, pushed to mid off as he gets back and defends
71st Over
Over 70.6: Harris to Stokes, no run, pushing at a wide line outside off, tempting length drew Stokes into the shot. ENG 5/256 (Stokes 75, Prior 9)
Over 70.5: Harris to Stokes, no run, great length as Stokes defends well off the back foot
Over 70.4: Harris to Stokes, two runs, punched down the ground beating mid off as he earns two with good running taking on the fielder
Over 70.3: Harris to Stokes, no run, APPEAL, full length as he plays around the ball, slight appeal from the bowler and keeper but looks to have pitched outside leg
Over 70.2: Harris to Stokes, no run, left alone outside off, good line and length
Over 70.1: Harris to Stokes, no run, good line and length as he defends to the legside
70th Over
Over 69.6: Johnson to Prior, no run, good length outside off, pushed off the back foot to cover as he gets deep in the crease. ENG 5/254 (Stokes 73, Prior 9)
Over 69.5: Johnson to Prior, no run, good length outside off, pushed to mid off as he plays from the crease
Over 69.4: Johnson to Prior, no run, full length on the pads as he gets forward and pushes to mid off
Over 69.3: Johnson to Prior, no run, bouncer, that was quick as Prior ducks under that delivery as it soars past the shoulder
Over 69.2: Johnson to Stokes, one run, full and straight angling into the stumps, inside edge away into the gap as he gets forward to defend
Over 69.1: Johnson to Stokes, no run, played and missed outside off, looking to pull through the legside but the pace and bounce has gotten Stokes there
69th Over
Over 68.6: Harris to Prior, no run, straight line attacking the stumps as he defends well from the back foot. ENG 5/253 (Stokes 72, Prior 9)
Over 68.5: Harris to Prior, no run, great line outside off, left alone as Haddin takes that with good pace
Over 68.4: Harris to Prior, two runs, worked away off the pad for an easy two as he strays on the pads
Over 68.3: Harris to Prior, no run, full at the stumps, played back to the bowler as he gets forward in defence
Over 68.2: Harris to Prior, no run, full length, angling in as he gets a thick inside edge into the pads
Over 68.1: Harris to Prior, no run, good line angling in as he plays down to short leg, Prior played around that delivery as it catches the pad
68th Over
Ryan Harris will take the 2nd over of the day with Matt Prior on strike
Over 67.6: Johnson to Stokes, no run,, great length outside off, gets forward in defence as he pushes to mid off. ENG 5/251 (Stokes 72, Prior 7)
Over 67.5: Johnson to Stokes, no run, caught on the crease, playing around the line of the ball as he plays and misses, great delivery jagging back in
Over 67.4: Johnson to Stokes, no run, played down using the pace to gully as he plays from the crease
Over 67.3: Johnson to Stokes, no run, good length outside off, left alone outside off
Over 67.2: Johnson to Stokes, no run, tidy length on off stump as he defends off the back foot to cover
Over 67.1: Johnson to Stokes, no run, left alone outside off, good length with bounce
67th Over
Mitchell Johnson will take the first over with Ben Stokes on strike
Play is expected to start in 10 minutes with the players going through their final warm ups as the ground starts to build up with an anxious crowd excited for an Australian result!
The pitch today shows the famous WACA cracks opening up more and more as the English batsman look to survive and build an innings with the remaining wickets left in the bank.
England unfortunately had no answer as they lost Cook to the first ball of the innings and continued to lose wickets at regular times. Stokes was the shining light with his 72 not out as he narrows in on his first Test 100.
Yesterday saw some clinical performances from Australia with Shane Watson hitting his 4th Test 100 while the middle order were able to free their arms and enjoy the situation.
The weather today is again soaring high into the 40's with the sun beaming down on the players as they finish off their final warm ups
Joining me today in commentary is Raymond Blizzard while our man at the ground is Aaron Vincec who will be scoring and providing us with statistics as they come in from the WACA.
Hi everyone, it's Cameron French with you here today as the excitement builds as Australia are 5 wickets away from an Ashes victory here. The situation today has Australia needing 5 wickets while England needing 250 runs for victory.
Is today the day? Can Australia finally win back the ashes after 3 defeats in a row? Or can England hold on and fight a draw? Those are the questions as that can be answered today as we enter Day 5 of the Third Commonwealth Bank Ashes Test.
STUMPS Day 4: ENG 5/251 (Stokes 72*, Siddle 1/56) & 251 (Cook 72, Siddle 3/36) trail AUS 385 (Smith 111, Broad 3/100) & 6d/369 (Warner 112, Watson 103) by 252 runs. On behalf of our commentary team and scorer Aaron Vincec, so long and see you tomorrow!
Lyon claimed the big wicket of Pietersen when he skied to Harris at long on who judged it well. Then with Bell and Stokes motoring along, Siddle dropped short and found the edge of Bell's bat. Prior and Stokes then survived until stumps and a final day.
A fighting effort from England. They've survived the final session and the day to force a final day tomorrow with Australia still requiring 5 wickets to win back The Ashes. Australia could only manage two wickets in that final session.
England 250 in 301 mins off 66.6 overs (last 50: 76 balls)
Over 66.6: Lyon to Prior, two runs, tossed up wide of off and he punches this one through the huge cover gap for a couple, England survive until the final day. ENG 5/251 (Stokes 72, Prior 7)
Over 66.5: Lyon to Prior, no run, comes forward with good use of the feet, punches back to the bowler who hurls it back to the keeper
Over 66.4: Lyon to Prior, no run, gets back to one sliding towards leg stump, defends to the leg side
Over 66.3: Lyon to Prior, no run, leans forward to this one that slides across him, he defends square to point
Over 66.2: Lyon to Prior, no run, fires this one in now and Prior digs it out back to the bowler
Over 66.1: Lyon to Prior, no run, sliding across Prior who gets back and plays and misses, almost edged!
66th Over
Looks like this could be the last over of the day. Nathan Lyon to bowl it. Four men around the bat.
Tickets for tomorrow's day five go on sale at the end of play today.
Over 65.6: Johnson to Stokes, no run, full and moves back in as Stokes gets forward and defends it very well, out on the leg side. ENG 5/249 (Stokes 72, Prior 5)
Over 65.5: Johnson to Stokes, no run, pitched up wide of off, late shape in this time as Stokes lets it go, not interested with stumps approaching
Over 65.4: Johnson to Stokes, no run, short and down leg side now, hits another crack as Haddin scampers across and gets a glove to it
Over 65.3: Johnson to Stokes, no run, fires in the yorker now, sliding down leg it seems as Stokes gets back and digs it out well to short mid wicket
Over 65.2: Johnson to Stokes, no run, decent length ball in the channel outside off, left alone by Stokes, a hint of late shape away
Over 65.1: Johnson to Stokes, no run, short ball bouncer, aggression from Johnson looking for a wicket late, a duck from Stokes
65th Over
Official attendance for day four is 15,958. Taking the match total so far to 76,589.
Mitchell Johnson replaces Siddle at the River End.
Over 64.6: Lyon to Prior, no run, sliding across again and this one finds the edge as Prior gets forward, plays it softly enough that it lands in front of Clarke at first slip. ENG 5/249 (Stokes 72, Prior 5)
Over 64.5: Lyon to Stokes, one run, sliding to leg as Stokes makes room, has to adjust, works it through backward square
Over 64.4: Lyon to Stokes, no run, drifting towards leg stump, defends from the crease to short leg
Over 64.3: Lyon to Prior, one run, comes down the track and punches it nicely wide of mid off for a single
Over 64.2: Lyon to Prior, no run, back to one that skids on, defends it to the leg side
Over 64.1: Lyon to Prior, no run, sliding across outside off and let go
64th Over
Around 10 minutes left until the scheduled close of play. The Aussies would need another wicket for the umpires to even consider giving them the extra half hour to win the test tonight. Lyon is back.
Over 63.6: Siddle to Stokes, FOUR, low full toss and he flicks this one effortlessly off his pads through mid wicket, no sweeper there and that's four all day. ENG 5/247 (Stokes 71, Prior 4)
Over 63.5: Siddle to Stokes, two runs, just shaping down leg a fraction as Stokes glances wide of fine leg, charges back for a second and beats the throw
Over 63.4: Siddle to Stokes, no run, pitched up round off stump as Stokes gets forward, defends it back to the bowler, solid defence again from him
Over 63.3: Siddle to Stokes, two runs, a fraction short, wide of off, just sat up there and Stokes drives in the air through cover, not middled and just a couple
Over 63.2: Siddle to Stokes, no run, bang on target with a length ball around off stump, Stokes defends from the crease and displays the makers name
Over 63.1: Siddle to Stokes, two runs, length ball moving in a fraction towards middle and leg, flicks it through mid wicket and there's a slight fumble that allows a second run, much to the delight of the Barmy Army
63rd Over
Over 62.6: Watson to Stokes, one run, pitched up and holds it's line, around off stump as Stokes gets forward and pushes up towards mid on, quick single taken, good running. ENG 5/237 (Stokes 61, Prior 4)
Over 62.5: Watson to Stokes, no run, pitched up and angled across outside off and he allows this one to pass through to the keeper
Over 62.4: Watson to Stokes, no run, that's a good length ball, takes the pace off it a touch as Stokes is forward to defend
Over 62.3: Watson to Stokes, no run, short of a length, defends from the crease nicely out on the off side
Over 62.2: Watson to Prior, three runs, pitched up straight, just sliding to leg as Prior gets forward, drives it wide of mid on towards the rope
Over 62.1: Watson to Prior, no run, length ball outside off, he gets back and defends square on the off side
62nd Over
Three slips, gully and short leg in for Matt Prior.
Over 61.6: Siddle to Stokes, FOUR, short of a good length ball, angled across just outside off and Stokes plays with a straight bat, punches it wide of mid off, Bailey chases but fails to pull it back. ENG 5/233 (Stokes 60, Prior 1)
Over 61.5: Siddle to Stokes, no run, nice and straight and appears to keep just a fraction low, Stokes gets the bat down and defends to the leg side
Over 61.4: Siddle to Stokes, no run, pitched up just outside off, Stokes gets forward and defends it well in to the pitch, up and over Siddle and mid off does the fielding
Over 61.3: Siddle to Stokes, no run, good length ball, just shapes in a fraction towards off stump as Stokes defends from the crease
A hold up now as Stokes replaces his bat. Lyon is warming up and looking to have a crack at the new batsman.
Over 61.2: Siddle to Prior, one run, nice and straight now and Prior gets the bat to it, an inside edge there down to fine leg, would have been close had that missed the bat but probably sliding down leg
Over 61.1: Siddle to Prior, no run, pitched up in the channel outside off and Prior is leaving alone
61st Over
Thanks Adam. Australia with an outside chance of wrapping things up tonight after Bell's departure.
Australia just five wickets away from returning the urn, let's see how many more they can get in this last half hour. Here's Jason to guide us to stumps.
Over 60.6: Watson to Stokes, no run, crowd catch with a chop into the ground up to Lyon at backward point. ENG 5/228 (Stokes 56, Prior 0)
Over 60.5: Watson to Stokes, no run, leaves on length there outside off.
Over 60.4: Watson to Stokes, FOUR, pulled one on the leg side past Haddin's catch attempt on his right.
Over 60.3: Watson to Stokes, no run, outside off through to the keeper.
Over 60.2: Watson to Stokes, no run, leave one that was wide outside off.
Over 60.1: Watson to Stokes, FOUR, round the wicket, straight driven back past Watson for four. Stokes 50 in 97 mins off 69 balls, 9x4.
60th Over
Bell c Haddin b Siddle 60 (142m 93b 7x4 1x6) SR: 64.52, FOW: 5/220 (59.6 ov), Partnership: 99, balls: 124, RR: 4.79
Over 59.6: Siddle to Bell, no run, OUT, shout for caught behind by keeper Haddin given not out. DRS called on by Australia. TV replay shows a nick and Bell is OUT. ENG 5/220 (Bell 60, Stokes 48)
Over 59.5: Siddle to Bell, two runs, another drive though not with as much power as the previous ball allowing it to be run down a few metres inside the long off rope.
Over 59.4: Siddle to Bell, FOUR, firmly driven there up over mid off to the long off rope.
Over 59.3: Siddle to Bell, no run, bottom edged it down and through to the keeper.
Over 59.2: Siddle to Bell, FOUR, leading edged it up over Smith at third slip to the third man rope.
Over 59.1: Siddle to Bell, no run, forward and more on the defensive side than a drive down to mid off.
59th Over
Over 58.6: Watson to Stokes, no run, left it on the widish length outside off for keeper Haddin. ENG 4/210 (Bell 50, Stokes 48)
Over 58.5: Watson to Stokes, no run, went on the front foot with a drive to mid off.
Over 58.4: Watson to Stokes, FOUR, resetting the stance Stokes gets one on the legs and he clipped away through mid wicket.
Stokes pulled away just as Watson was about to bowl. A fly or something else got in his face there.
Over 58.3: Watson to Stokes, no run, stood firm there and left it for the keeper.
Over 58.2: Watson to Stokes, no run, another leave there outside off.
Over 58.1: Watson to Stokes, no run, leaves it there on length outside off.
58th Over
Over 57.6: Siddle to Bell, no run, sharply glided it down to second slip. ENG 4/206 (Bell 50, Stokes 44)
Over 57.5: Siddle to Bell, no run, watched it closely though was not tempted to play at it there outside off.
Over 57.4: Siddle to Bell, no run, forward with a push to mid off.
Over 57.3: Siddle to Bell, no run, short ball glided down to gully.
Over 57.2: Siddle to Bell, no run, steamed in quickly again though defended there on the on side.
Over 57.1: Siddle to Bell, no run, Siddle charged in but it was left for the keeper by Bell.
57th Over
Drinks Break - Australia still looking for a further 6 wickets, England though have their requirement under 300 runs. Bell and Stokes have so far added 85 valuable runs for the fifth wicket.
Over 56.6: Watson to Stokes, two runs, sliced up just over Lyon's outstretched hand there at backward point to get away to the deep outfield. ENG 4/206 (Bell 50, Stokes 44)
Over 56.5: Watson to Stokes, no run, forward again and pushed away to cover.
Over 56.4: Watson to Stokes, no run, defended to cover.
Over 56.3: Watson to Stokes, no run, leaving it there for the keeper outside off.
Over 56.2: Watson to Bell, one run, turned away there to fine leg. Bell 50 in 122 mins off 81 balls, 5x4, 1x6 - A good knock from Bell so far, can he go on and make it a century?
Over 56.1: Watson to Bell, no run, forward with a push down to mid on.
56th Over
Over 55.6: Siddle to Stokes, no run, defended again on the off side and again towards mid off. ENG 4/203 (Bell 49, Stokes 42)
Over 55.5: Siddle to Stokes, no run, solidly defending on the off side towards mid off.
Over 55.4: Siddle to Stokes, no run, on the back foot defending down to mid off.
Over 55.3: Siddle to Stokes, no run, watchful with bat shouldered high and leaving it for the keeper.
Over 55.2: Siddle to Stokes, no run, another leave there outside off for the keeper.
Over 55.1: Siddle to Stokes, no run, outside off and through to the keeper.
55th Over
Siddle replaces Johnson at the River end.
Over 54.6: Watson to Bell, no run, turned away and took off looking for one unaware it went to Bailey at short leg which quickly forced Bell back in his crease. ENG 4/203 (Bell 49, Stokes 42)
Over 54.5: Watson to Bell, no run, off the bottom edge playing one that kept low.
Short leg comes in for Bell now. Two slips, a gully and point also close to the bat.
Over 54.4: Watson to Bell, no run, forward and sharply defended after pitching off the crack on the off side.
Over 54.3: Watson to Bell, no run, bounced up off the pad there.
England 200 in 239 mins off 54.2 overs (last 50: 46 balls)
Over 54.2: Watson to Bell, FOUR, forward with a nicely timed drive all the way through cover. England not giving up just yet.
Over 54.1: Watson to Bell, no run, leaving on length there outside off.
54th Over
Watson replaces Harris at the Prindiville Stand end.
Over 53.6: Johnson to Stokes, no run, attempted pull had Rogers at deep square hedging on which way to go. Mistimed there by Stokes down to mid on. ENG 4/199 (Bell 45, Stokes 42)
Over 53.5: Johnson to Stokes, no run, drive to mid off stopped by Bailey low down on his left.
Over 53.4: Johnson to Stokes, FOUR, full on the leg side and helped it to fine leg.
Over 53.3: Johnson to Stokes, no run, watchful in leaving it there for the keeper.
Over 53.2: Johnson to Bell, leg bye, squared up by one that looked like it may have hit one of those cracks as it was turned off the pad behind square leg.
Over 53.1: Johnson to Bell, no run, outside off leaving it there for the keeper.
53rd Over
Thanks Jason. The locals were cheering on Johnson in his previous over trying to get him through for another wicket. Can he do that this over?
With these two ticking along nicely for England, I'll hand back over to Adam for the next 40 minutes or so.
Over 52.6: Harris to Stokes, two runs, nice and straight now and it finds the leading edge from Stokes' bat, through backward point. ENG 4/194 (Bell 45, Stokes 38)
Over 52.5: Harris to Stokes, no run, pitched up and angled across, wide of off and Stokes is allowing this one to pass
Over 52.4: Harris to Stokes, no run, pitched up around off stump and he gets forward, defends it out on the off side
Over 52.3: Harris to Stokes, no run, now pitched up and angled across outside off and he allows it to pass, that's a better ball, the Aussies need to dry up the runs and apply the pressure back on the batsmen
Might be what Clarke is discussing with Harris.
Over 52.2: Harris to Stokes, FOUR, more runs, another short ball and Stokes rocks back and pulls wide of mid on to the boundary, this tactic isn't working at the minute for the Aussies, time for some line and length!
Over 52.1: Harris to Bell, one run, another short ball, these batsmen have been feasting on most short balls, and playing them well, Bell keeps this one down on the pull out to deep square
52nd Over
Over 51.6: Johnson to Stokes, FOUR, short and Stokes is all over this one, there's a gap at mid wicket and he finds it, and the rope, his highest test score. ENG 4/187 (Bell 44, Stokes 32)
Over 51.5: Johnson to Stokes, no run, nice and straight now from Johnson as Stokes gets across and defends with a straight bat to the leg side
Over 51.4: Johnson to Stokes, no run, fires this one in now, looking for the yorker, not quite full enough and Stokes digs it out towards mid on
Over 51.3: Johnson to Stokes, no run, short ball bouncer, Stokes thinks about playing the pull shot but leaves at the last moment, a bit too high from Mitch
Over 51.2: Johnson to Stokes, no run, pitched up and straightens around off stump, forward and defends solidly out on the off side
Over 51.1: Johnson to Stokes, no run, pitched up in the channel outside off as it straightens down the line, left alone
51st Over
Johnson back as the Aussies look to break this partnership. Lyon out of the attack at the River End.
Over 50.6: Harris to Stokes, one run, short again and another pull from Stokes, playing that shot with ease for the most part, keeps it down and out to deep square. ENG 4/183 (Bell 44, Stokes 28)
Over 50.5: Harris to Stokes, FOUR, overpitched wide of off and he climbs in to this drive, not middled but enough willow to reach the rope, both batsmen being aggressive!
Over 50.4: Harris to Stokes, no run, nice line, just outside off, has Stokes forward and feeling for it, passes the outside edge, close to the bat but not close enough
Over 50.3: Harris to Stokes, no run, pitched up and angled across outside off, Stokes allows it to pass
Over 50.2: Harris to Stokes, no run, decent length ball, on middle and leg, Stokes looking to flick to the leg side but doesn't connect
Over 50.1: Harris to Bell, one run, drops short again, right on line, controlled well by Bell through square leg to the sweeper
50th Over
Just the two slips in place as Harris continues.
Over 49.6: Lyon to Bell, one run, drifts across and he comes forward, opens the face and runs it through backward point. ENG 4/177 (Bell 43, Stokes 23)
Over 49.5: Lyon to Bell, FOUR, tossed up and he slog sweeps this one through square leg, out to the rope, aggressive intent from Bell has got Clarke thinking
Fifth wicket Partnership 50 in 43 mins off 62 balls.
Over 49.4: Lyon to Bell, two runs, now makes room for himself and pushes it through point for a well run couple, good placement and well played indeed!
Over 49.3: Lyon to Bell, no run, waits for this one to bounce, goes back and defends in front of short leg
Over 49.2: Lyon to Bell, no run, down the track and to the pitch, defends with bat and pad
Over 49.1: Lyon to Bell, no run, sliding across, he is forward and defends
49th Over
Over 48.6: Harris to Bell, one run, pitched up now and Bell is forward, pushes wide of mid off and they scurry through for a well run single. ENG 4/170 (Bell 36, Stokes 23)
Over 48.5: Harris to Bell, SIX, short and wide of off and Bell is latching on to anything short now, the ramp shot up and over the slips, terrific contact, all the way over the rope!
Now a deep mid wicket is brought in.
Over 48.4: Harris to Bell, FOUR, a fraction short again and Bell picks this one up, shuffles across and chips it over mid wicket, excellent contact and four more!
Over 48.3: Harris to Bell, no run, back to line and length immediately, in the channel outside off as Bell shoulders arms
Over 48.2: Harris to Bell, FOUR, drops short and Bell is all over it, crunches this one through mid wicket and to the rope
Over 48.1: Harris to Bell, no run, starts with a length ball angled in towards off stump, Bell with a forward defensive
48th Over
Harris is back on in place of Johnson at the Prindiville Stand End.
Over 47.6: Lyon to Stokes, two runs, dances down the track and swings through the line, slices this one but enough bat on it to land safely wide of deep mid off. ENG 4/155 (Bell 21, Stokes 23)
Over 47.5: Lyon to Bell, one run, showing intent as he comes forward and drives up to deep mid on, a single there
Over 47.4: Lyon to Bell, no run, forward again using the feet to get to the pitch, defends out on the off side
Over 47.3: Lyon to Bell, no run, pitched on middle and turns towards off as Bell gets back and defends
Over 47.2: Lyon to Bell, no run, advances again to the pitch of the ball, defends to the off side
Over 47.1: Lyon to Bell, no run, advances with good use of the feet, adjusts and defends
47th Over
Over 46.6: Johnson to Stokes, no run, this one is pitched up and keeps low now, might have hit another crack as Haddin takes it on the bounce down leg side. ENG 4/152 (Bell 20, Stokes 21)
Over 46.5: Johnson to Stokes, no run, short ball hits a crack and deviates to the leg side, Stokes lets it go as Haddin has to dive across to gather
England 150 in 204 mins off 46.4 overs (last 50: 64 balls)
Over 46.4: Johnson to Stokes, FOUR, drops short and he rocks back, hammers a good looking pull shot through square leg, just metres to the left of Warner but safely finds the rope
Over 46.3: Johnson to Bell, one run, pitched up and angled across, around off stump, he pushes from the crease just in front of point, finds the gap and they coast through
Over 46.2: Johnson to Bell, no run, another short ball, similar to the last delivery, again Bell is late in deciding what to do and pulls the bat away
Over 46.1: Johnson to Bell, FOUR, short ball angled across and Bell plays this one very well, the uppercut over the slips, one bounce four, played it late but controlled it all the way
46th Over
Drinks: Only one side that can win this match and the Aussies need 6 more wickets. Broad has been to the practice nets to have a hit but is hobbling noticeably. Hard to see him batting in this innings. The match might be over tonight.
Over 45.6: Lyon to Stokes, FOUR. ENG 4/143 (Bell 15, Stokes 17)
Over 45.5: Lyon to Stokes, no run, this one spins and bounces, more bounce than spin, wide of off and let go
Over 45.4: Lyon to Stokes, no run, tossed up straight now and he comes forward to punch up to mid on
Over 45.3: Lyon to Stokes, no run, forward again with a long stride and defends it down in to the ground
Over 45.2: Lyon to Stokes, no run, leans forward to the pitch of the ball and defends out on the off side
Over 45.1: Lyon to Stokes, no run, forward to one that slides on straight and he defends to the leg side
45th Over
Over 44.6: Johnson to Stokes, one run, angling down leg side off a decent length, he glances this one past leg slip and down to third man. ENG 4/139 (Bell 15, Stokes 13)
Over 44.5: Johnson to Stokes, no run, short ball, well bowled and well played as Stokes gets on his toes and defends it out square on the off side
Over 44.4: Johnson to Stokes, two runs, short and Stokes chases after this one, makes decent contact, not quite out of the middle as Warner charges across at deep square to field
Over 44.3: Johnson to Stokes, FOUR, pitched up straight and he makes excellent contact with this one, a straight punch back past Johnson and to the rope, no need to run for that one!
Over 44.2: Johnson to Stokes, no run, pitched up and angled in and he defends on the front foot out on the off side
Over 44.1: Johnson to Bell, one run, oooh, this one pitches and keeps low as Bell manages to get the bat down and squeeze it down to long leg
44th Over
Thanks Adam. Australia one wicket closer to The Ashes now as Johnson continues.
Australia need a further 6 wickets, England 380 runs to win. Leave you all with Jason for the next 40 minutes or thereabouts.
Over 43.6: Lyon to Stokes, no run, leaves one that turned away there outside off. ENG 4/131 (Bell 14, Stokes 6)
Over 43.5: Lyon to Stokes, no run, another leave there outside off.
Over 43.4: Lyon to Stokes, no run, forward in defence to short leg.
Over 43.3: Lyon to Stokes, no run, leaves for the keeper there outside off.
Over 43.2: Lyon to Stokes, no run, on the back foot cutting away to cover.
Over 43.1: Lyon to Bell, one run, played away to Johnson at deep backward square.
43rd Over
Over 42.6: Johnson to Stokes, no run, forward with a drive that Harris stopped at mid off. ENG 4/130 (Bell 13, Stokes 6)
Over 42.5: Johnson to Stokes, no run, ducked under the short pitched ball and left it for the keeper.
Over 42.4: Johnson to Stokes, two runs, pulled hard to deep mid wicket where Warner did the fielding.
Over 42.3: Johnson to Stokes, two runs, turned away behind square leg towards deep fine.
Over 42.2: Johnson to Stokes, no run, moved back and fended it down on the off side.
Over 42.1: Johnson to Bell, one run, played through cover.
42nd Over
Over 41.6: Lyon to Bell, one run, driven down to Harris at long off.. ENG 4/125 (Bell 12, Stokes 2)
Over 41.5: Lyon to Bell, no run, forward in defence back to Lyon in his follow through.
Over 41.4: Lyon to Bell, no run, played back to the bowler.
Over 41.3: Lyon to Bell, no run, played down to mid off.
Over 41.2: Lyon to Bell, no run, advanced down the track and played back to the bowler. A miss and it would have been stumped.
Over 41.1: Lyon to Bell, no run, forward and turning it there to short leg.
41st Over
Over 40.6: Siddle to Stokes, no run, shouldered arms there outside off. ENG 4/124 (Bell 11, Stokes 2)
Over 40.5: Siddle to Stokes, two runs, turned it just past Bailey who is in under the helmet at short leg.
Over 40.4: Siddle to Stokes, no run, wide length there outside off, left it for keeper Haddin.
Over 40.3: Siddle to Bell, one run, turned away to deep backward square. Just one with a sweeper in the deep.
Over 40.2: Siddle to Bell, no run, shouldered arms outside off, leaving it go through.
Over 40.1: Siddle to Bell, no run, outside off through to the keeper.
40th Over
Over 39.6: Lyon to Stokes, no run, leaned forward and defended it. ENG 4/121 (Bell 10, Stokes 0)
Over 39.5: Lyon to Stokes, no run, leaves on length there outside off.
Over 39.4: Lyon to Stokes, no run, defended back towards the bowler.
Over 39.3: Lyon to Stokes, no run, leaves one pitched up there outside off.
Pietersen c Harris b Lyon 45 (88m 57b 6x4 1x6) SR: 78.95, FOW: 4/121 (39.2 ov), Partnership: 45, balls: 71, RR: 3.80
Over 39.2: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, OUT, lofted high for Harris who had time to check his stance at long on before taking the catch.
Over 39.1: Lyon to Pietersen, two runs, turned it round wide of short leg for Siddle at deep backward square to field it.
39th Over
Over 38.6: Siddle to Bell, no run, leaves it there for the keeper outside off. ENG 3/119 (Pietersen 43, Bell 10)
Over 38.5: Siddle to Pietersen, one run, pushed into the gap at cover for a quick single.
Over 38.4: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, tip and run on the off side looking to run and take strike next over.
Over 38.3: Siddle to Pietersen, FOUR, driven back along the ground to long on.
Over 38.2: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, leaves for the keeper there outside off.
Over 38.1: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, defended down to mid off.
38th Over
Over 37.6: Lyon to Pietersen, leg bye, off the pad towards fine leg.. ENG 3/114 (Pietersen 38, Bell 10)
Over 37.5: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, played quickly to Bailey near mid on.
Over 37.4: Lyon to Pietersen, SIX, advanced down the track to the pitch of the ball and lofted it over long on.
Over 37.3: Lyon to Bell, one run, forward in the air but falling short of mid off.
Over 37.2: Lyon to Bell, no run, leaned forward and defended to Bailey on the on side.
Over 37.1: Lyon to Bell, no run, defensive prod on the off side.
37th Over
Over 36.6: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, outside off through to the keeper. ENG 3/106 (Pietersen 32, Bell 9)
Over 36.5: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, forward in defence the on the off side.
Over 36.4: Siddle to Bell, three runs, clipped away quickly off the legs through forward square leg. Harris in the deep did the fielding.
Over 36.3: Siddle to Bell, no run, straight bat push into the covers.
Over 36.2: Siddle to Bell, no run, playing it safe with another leave there outside off.
Over 36.1: Siddle to Bell, no run, watchful in leaving it there for keeper Haddin outside off.
36th Over
England 100 in 159 mins off 35.6 overs (last 50: 129 balls)
Over 35.6: Lyon to Pietersen, FOUR, forward with a drive through cover. 100 up for England. ENG 3/103 (Pietersen 32, Bell 6)
Over 35.5: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, mistimed the attempt to sweep with the shot going to cover.
Over 35.4: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, mistimed the drive to cover.
Over 35.3: Lyon to Pietersen, FOUR, swept round to fine leg, too quick for deep fine fielder running round to try and stop it.
Over 35.2: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, moved back to one on the leg side and played to mid on.
Over 35.1: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, forward and defended it there on the off side.
35th Over
Lyon from the Lillee/Marsh River end.
Over 34.6: Siddle to Bell, no run, forward leaving one that almost clipped the off stump. ENG 3/95 (Pietersen 24, Bell 6)
Over 34.5: Siddle to Bell, no run, got in behind the short length ball and fended it down on the off side.
Over 34.4: Siddle to Bell, no run, forward though leaving it there for the keeper outside off.
Over 34.3: Siddle to Bell, no run, defensive push out to point.
Over 34.2: Siddle to Bell, no run, leaned forward and looked to cut with a flash of the bat there outside off.
Over 34.1: Siddle to Bell, no run, in behind it and defended down to mid on.
34th Over
6:30pm AEDT - Hi again everyone, players and umpires walking back out after tea. Siddle replaces Harris for the first over from the Prindiville Stand end.
TEA Day 4: ENG 3/95 (Pietersen 24*, Carberry 31, Watson 1/8) & 251 (Cook 72, Siddle 3/36) trail AUS 385 (Smith 111, Broad 3/100) & 6d/369 (Warner 112, Watson 103) by 408 runs. Join Adam McBride at 18:30 AEDT as play resumes on the Fourth Day.
Carberry was trapped in front by Watson who got a full one to swing back in and hit him around off stump. Then Root was the next to go as he chased a full and wide one from Johnson, getting an outside edge, Haddin pulling off a blinder of a catch.
So Australia are well placed at the Tea Break on Day Four. They require just 7 more wickets to reclaim the famous urn. England were one down at the Lunch Break and did well to survive that session losing just the two wickets.
Over 33.6: Lyon to Bell, one run. ENG 3/95 (Pietersen 24, Bell 6)
Over 33.5: Lyon to Pietersen, three runs, tossed up now, the mid wicket was moves to leg slip and KP goes aerial, lofts it over mid wicket and they run well
Leg slip in place now.
Over 33.4: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, tossed up now, he gets forward and drives, Bailey with a dive in close to the wicket on the leg side
Over 33.3: Lyon to Bell, one run, shuffles across to this one and glances off his pads to long leg
Over 33.2: Lyon to Bell, no run, leans forward and defends out on the off side
Over 33.1: Lyon to Bell, no run, back to a short one and defends with a straight bat
33rd Over
Right, last over before Tea, Lyon to bowl.
Over 32.6: Harris to Pietersen, FOUR, overpitched outside off and Pietersen creams this one out of the middle, along the ground to the cover boundary, superb stroke. ENG 3/90 (Pietersen 21, Bell 4)
Over 32.5: Harris to Pietersen, no run, good length ball in the channel outside off, straightens this time as KP shoulders arms
Over 32.4: Harris to Pietersen, no run, pitched on a decent length in the corridor outside off, just a hint of shape away as KP lets it go
Over 32.3: Harris to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length now just outside off, KP gets back and across and defends to the off side
Over 32.2: Harris to Pietersen, no run, pitched up straight now and he comes forward, drives up to mid off
Over 32.1: Harris to Pietersen, no run, a bit too full and straight from Harris though KP is looking to survive until Tea, drives it up to mid on
32nd Over
Over 31.6: Lyon to Bell, no run, gets forward again and defends it out on the leg side. ENG 3/86 (Pietersen 17, Bell 4)
Over 31.5: Lyon to Bell, no run, leans forward and he defends it back towards the bowler
Over 31.4: Lyon to Bell, no run, plenty of bounce as he gets back and defends it down square on the leg side
Over 31.3: Lyon to Bell, no run, sliding across as he defends from the crease out behind point
Over 31.2: Lyon to Pietersen, one run, gets forward to this one, premeditated as he sweeps it down to long leg
Over 31.1: Lyon to Pietersen, no run, leans forward to this one and defends to the leg side
31st Over
Double bowling change with Nathan Lyon replacing Johnson at the Members End. Around the wicket with a slip and short leg.
Over 30.6: Harris to Bell, no run, short of a good length, aiming for that crack as he gets in behind it and defends in front of short leg. ENG 3/85 (Pietersen 16, Bell 4)
Over 30.5: Harris to Bell, no run, pitched up and it shapes away but it's wide of off and Bell can leave
Over 30.4: Harris to Bell, no run, short of a good length, in the channel and Bell is able to just pull the bat away at the last moment, well played in the finish, close to the outside edge
Over 30.3: Harris to Bell, no run, pitched up straight now and Bell is forward to it, prods it up towards mid off
Over 30.2: Harris to Bell, no run, pitched up again, looking for swing, but he gets the line wrong, well wide of off and left alone
Over 30.1: Harris to Bell, no run, pitched in the corridor outside off and he leaves this one alone
30th Over
KP survives that one. Just managed to get enough glove on it to steer it past Haddin. He's Harris at the Prindiville Stand End.
Over 29.6: Johnson to Pietersen, FOUR, that was nasty! a short ball that may have hit a crack, climbs up big on KP at 148k, off the glove and manages to fly past the diving Haddin, down to the fine leg rope. ENG 3/85 (Pietersen 16, Bell 4)
Over 29.5: Johnson to Pietersen, no run, short ball, an authoritative forward defence from KP out on the leg side, well played, in complete control of that one
Over 29.4: Johnson to Pietersen, no run, pitched up and angled across well wide of off and left alone
Over 29.3: Johnson to Pietersen, no run, oh, this one pitched up and it moves back in, KP defends out towards cover, if he doesn't connect with that one he's walking back to the pavilion leg before!
Over 29.2: Johnson to Bell, three runs, short and angled across and Bell chases after this one, hits it over backward point, Rogers chases it down just inside the rope
Over 29.1: Johnson to Bell, no run, right on target, pitches and straightens around off stump, Bell gets back and defends out on the off side
29th Over
Over 28.6: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, another one that looks to have hit that crack, well wide of off and KP lets it go. ENG 3/78 (Pietersen 12, Bell 1)
Over 28.5: Siddle to Bell, one run, nice and straight from Siddle as Bell gets back and works this one off the inside edge of the bat down to long leg
Over 28.4: Siddle to Bell, no run, short of a good length, on the back foot and he defends it down on the leg side
Over 28.3: Siddle to Bell, no run, length ball in the corridor outside off, some movement away as Bell shoulders arms
Over 28.2: Siddle to Bell, no run, right in behind a back of a length ball and he defends it back up the wicket
Over 28.1: Siddle to Pietersen, one run, length ball around off stump, forward and nicely nudges it in to the cover gap for a single
28th Over
Australia can almost feel the urn in their hands now, needing 7 more wickets.
Over 27.6: Johnson to Bell, no run, short ball down leg side now, Bell doesn't have much idea having just arrived at the crease, half plays at it. ENG 3/76 (Pietersen 11, Bell 0)
Over 27.5: Johnson to Bell, no run, pitched up and nearly sneaks through, Johnson cranking up the pace as Bell manages to get the bat down and defends it out on the leg side
Over 27.4: Johnson to Bell, no run, a cracker to the new batsman Bell, this one angles across on a good length, straightens and passes between bat and pad, somehow misses the stumps!
The DRS shows no no ball and the ball clearly pitching and going off the outside edge of the bat, Root has to go. Not sure what he thought happened there. Perhaps he thought he hadn't hit it or it was a bump ball. Another big wicket for the Aussies!
Root c Haddin b Johnson 19 (121m 88b 1x4 0x6) SR: 21.59, FOW: 3/76 (27.3 ov), Partnership: 14, balls: 51, RR: 1.65
Over 27.3: Johnson to Root, no run, OUT, pitched up and angles across, Root plays at it, it flies towards first slip, Haddin dives across and takes a blinder of a one handed catch, Root doesn't think he's out and reviews!
Over 27.2: Johnson to Root, no run, length ball angled across outside off, he gets on the back foot and pushes it out towards cover
Over 27.1: Johnson to Root, no run, pitched up and angled across outside off, Root is back and pushes it out towards point
27th Over
Over 26.6: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, short ball bouncer, this one over head height as KP lets it go, waits for the call of wide from Umpire Erasmus at square leg but it never came, Siddle gets away with that one. ENG 2/76 (Root 19, Pietersen 11)
Over 26.5: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, pitched up and angled in towards off stump, he gets forward and punches it straight to mid off
Over 26.4: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, nips back in, towards leg stump, he gets forward and defends it past short leg
Over 26.3: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length, KP advances to it and defends it down in front of the wicket
Over 26.2: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, a hint of extra bounce this time from Siddle as KP is quick to adjust and defend it behind point
Over 26.1: Siddle to Pietersen, two runs, nice and straight and a hint of movement back in as KP is forward and works it off the inner half of the bat through square leg
26th Over
Siddle switches ends. He'll have another crack at KP, this time from the Prindiville Stand End.
Over 25.6: Johnson to Root, no run, pitched up around off stump, angling across as Root gets forward and pushes out on the off side. ENG 2/74 (Root 19, Pietersen 9)
Over 25.5: Johnson to Root, no run, short of a length, around the leg stump line, forces Root back, well in behind it and defends in front of square on the leg side
Over 25.4: Johnson to Root, no run, a hint of swing down leg side as Root shapes to glance but lets it go
Over 25.3: Johnson to Pietersen, one run, that's a good short ball but KP is in position and flicks it well off his body to long leg, well fielded by Lyon on the rope keeps them to a single
Short leg comes in now with Johnson extracting bounce from the pitch.
Over 25.2: Johnson to Pietersen, two runs, short ball now and well played by KP, on his toes and works it square on the leg side, excellent running as KP beats the terrific return from Siddle
Over 25.1: Johnson to Root, one run, shuffles across to a fuller ball and works square on the off side
25th Over
Eventful over. That crack is starting to throw some doubt in to the batsmen's mind if it already hasn't. Peter Siddle with two overs to KP and he is replaced by Mitch Johnson at the Members End.
Over 24.6: Watson to Root, one run, too straight from Watson and too full as he clips it off his pad to long leg. ENG 2/70 (Root 18, Pietersen 6)
Over 24.5: Watson to Root, no run, pitched up now, angling towards middle and leg as he gets forward and pushes it towards mid wicket
Over 24.4: Watson to Root, no run, Root definitely not sure what the ball is going to do as it again pitches around that crack, he is defending to the leg side
Over 24.3: Watson to Root, no run, pitched up now and Root is undecided, not sure whether to go forward or not, winds up defending it out square on the off side, well played in the end with soft hands
Over 24.2: Watson to Root, no run, this one deviates a fair way off the crack around the centre of the pitch, no chance of that one finding the edge as Haddin is across to take it to his right
Over 24.1: Watson to Pietersen, one run, this one aimed at the crack, not much deviation there as KP inside edges it down to long leg
24th Over
Over 23.6: Siddle to Root, no run, very solid defence as Root gets forward to one around off stump, defends it up towards mid off. ENG 2/68 (Root 17, Pietersen 5)
Over 23.5: Siddle to Root, no run, this one nips back a fraction off a good length, Root on his toes and defends out on the leg side, no single there as Root starts to take off
Over 23.4: Siddle to Root, no run, pitched up and bang on line, Root well back in his crease as he pushes back towards the bowler
Over 23.3: Siddle to Root, no run, nice and straight from Sidds as Root gets across and flicks it straight to forward square
Over 23.2: Siddle to Root, no run, pitched up in the channel outside off and it shapes away from Root who shoulders arms
Over 23.1: Siddle to Root, no run, pitched up straight and Root is across his stumps, defends to the leg side
23rd Over
Over 22.6: Watson to Pietersen, no run, this one pitched up and well down leg side, KP can't get any bat on it as Haddin is across to glove it. ENG 2/68 (Root 17, Pietersen 5)
Over 22.5: Watson to Pietersen, no run, pitched up well wide of off, swings away as PK throws the bat at it, crowd thinks he has edged it but the noise was bat on ground, none of the Aussies went up
Over 22.4: Watson to Pietersen, no run, aiming for the massive crack running straight down the wicket, on the leg stump line as KP is forward and defends
Over 22.3: Watson to Root, leg bye, full and angling well down leg side, comes off the pad and rolls out to square leg, they run the leg bye on offer
Over 22.2: Watson to Root, no run, pitched up wide of off and Root is showing stoic determination as he lets this tempter go
Over 22.1: Watson to Root, no run, some nice shape away from Watson as Root lets it go outside off
22nd Over
Over 21.6: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, that's the line to bowl, just outside off, tempting him to play but KP has his wits about him and lets it go. ENG 2/67 (Root 17, Pietersen 5)
KP looking to be positive in this innings!
Over 21.5: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, drops short and KP hammers it, puts everything in to it, the ball smashes in to the stumps at the bowler's end
Over 21.4: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, pitched up a touch wider of off, too wide and KP lets it go
Over 21.3: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, this one nips back in as KP is trapped in the crease, off the thigh pad and out towards third slip
Over 21.2: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, perfect line from Siddle as he gets one to pass by close to KP's off stump
Over 21.1: Siddle to Pietersen, no run, gets across to a length ball and defends to the off side
21st Over
Thanks Adam. Hello everyone. Good to be with you for the first time in what might very well be the day Australia reclaim The Ashes!
Shall leave you all with Jason Sergiejew, and Aaron Vincec who is noting all the runs, for the next hour.
Drinks Break - England top order least having a go in this fourth innings run chase and adding 43 runs in that hour though losing a second wicket.
Over 20.6: Watson to Root, no run. ENG 2/67 (Root 17, Pietersen 5)
Over 20.5: Watson to Pietersen, one run, outside edge glide just wide of the fielder at backward point.
Over 20.4: Watson to Pietersen, no run, leaves on length there outside off.
Over 20.3: Watson to Pietersen, no run, pitched on leg side but swung back after pitching. Played down towards mid off.
Over 20.2: Watson to Pietersen, no run, full in length, dug out to mid on.
Over 20.1: Watson to Pietersen, FOUR, overpitched it there outside off for Pietersen to drive it nicely through mid off.
20th Over
Over 19.6: Lyon to Root, no run, glancing it there on the leg side but straight to leg slip. ENG 2/62 (Root 17, Pietersen 0)
Over 19.5: Lyon to Root, no run, defended on the off side towards point.
Over 19.4: Lyon to Root, no run, defended on the on side towards mid wicket.
Over 19.3: Lyon to Root, no run, leaves it for the keeper down the leg side.
Over 19.2: Lyon to Root, no run, defended back towards Lyon.
Over 19.1: Lyon to Root, no run, leaves for the keeper there outside off.
19th Over
Carberry lbw b Watson 31 (82m 53b 6x4 0x6) SR: 58.49, FOW: 2/62 (18.6 ov), Partnership: 62, balls: 113, RR: 3.29
Over 18.6: Watson to Carberry, no run, OUT, plum in front there with Watson going round the wicket. The Australian slips went for caught behind in case there was bat involved. Replay showed off the pad and out LBW. ENG 2/62 (Carberry 31, Root 17)
Over 18.5: Watson to Root, one run, pushed to cover where Johnson ran in and gathered, his shy at the bowlers end missed.
Over 18.4: Watson to Root, no run, got behind it and defended down to mid off.
Over 18.3: Watson to Root, no run, watchful and leaving it there for the keeper outside off.
Over 18.2: Watson to Root, no run, jumped up and chopped the ball down to cover.
Over 18.1: Watson to Root, no run, forward and turned to mid wicket.
18th Over
Watson from the Prindiville Stand end.
Over 17.6: Lyon to Carberry, no run, played down to mid off. ENG 1/61 (Carberry 31, Root 16)
Over 17.5: Lyon to Carberry, no run, pitched up and left it for the keeper outside off.
Over 17.4: Lyon to Carberry, no run, leaves it there for keeper Haddin.
Over 17.3: Lyon to Carberry, FOUR, advanced with a thick outside edge going past Clarke at slip to the third man rope. Does he need to play those shots? Probably not just yet.
Over 17.2: Lyon to Carberry, no run, outside off, turning away for the keeper.
Over 17.1: Lyon to Carberry, two runs, outside edged to third man and forcing Warner to chase after it from gully.
17th Over
Lyon replaces Johnson at the River end, going to start around the wicket.
Over 16.6: Siddle to Root, no run, leaves for the keeper there outside off. ENG 1/55 (Carberry 25, Root 16)
Over 16.5: Siddle to Root, no run, forward in defence to extra cover.
Over 16.4: Siddle to Root, no run, in behind it and defended down to mid on.
Over 16.3: Siddle to Root, no run, flashed the bat at that one outside off.
Over 16.2: Siddle to Root, no run, played back to Siddle there on the off side.
Over 16.1: Siddle to Root, no run, defended the short ball down to Warner at gully.
16th Over
Over 15.6: Johnson to Carberry, no run, defended back to Johnson there. ENG 1/55 (Carberry 25, Root 16)
Over 15.5: Johnson to Carberry, no run, outside off and left it for keeper Haddin.
Over 15.4: Johnson to Carberry, no run, ducked under the short pitch ball on the leg side.
Over 15.3: Johnson to Carberry, no run, defended back for Johnson to stop in his follow through.
Over 15.2: Johnson to Carberry, no run, full length ball played off the toes down to mid on.
Over 15.1: Johnson to Root, one run, dabbed into the gap at cover point.
15th Over
England need a further 450 runs, Australia 9 wickets to win the Third Ashes Test.
Over 14.6: Siddle to Root, one run, dabbed away into the covers. ENG 1/54 (Carberry 25, Root 15)
Over 14.5: Siddle to Carberry, one run, chopped down and over fourth slip towards deep third man.
Over 14.4: Siddle to Carberry, no run, down the leg side and off the thigh pad there through to keeper Haddin.
England 50 in 62 mins off 14.3 overs (last 50: 87 balls)
Over 14.3: Siddle to Root, three runs, driven down through extra cover out to the deep where Rogers slid and gathered.
Over 14.2: Siddle to Root, no run, defended with the straight bat push back to Siddle.
Over 14.1: Siddle to Root, no run, forward with a play and a miss there outside off.
14th Over
Over 13.6: Johnson to Carberry, no run, leaves the short pitched ball down the leg side for keeper Haddin. ENG 1/49 (Carberry 24, Root 11)
Over 13.5: Johnson to Carberry, no run, thick outside edge fell just short of Smith at second slip.
Over 13.4: Johnson to Carberry, no run, pushed away to cover.
Over 13.3: Johnson to Root, one run, defensive glide into the gap towards cover point.
Over 13.2: Johnson to Root, no run, watchful and leaving on length there outside off.
Over 13.1: Johnson to Root, no run, ducked under the short length ball.
13th Over
Over 12.6: Siddle to Carberry, no run, full ball on the leg side defended down for short leg. ENG 1/48 (Carberry 24, Root 10)
Over 12.5: Siddle to Carberry, FOUR, neatly timed pull round through backward square leg.
Over 12.4: Siddle to Carberry, no run, glided away to backward point where Lyon is fielding.
Bailey going into short leg now.
Over 12.3: Siddle to Carberry, no run, on the leg side and nipping back in. Came off the pad on the on side.
Over 12.2: Siddle to Carberry, no run, leaving it there for keeper Haddin with four slips.
Over 12.1: Siddle to Carberry, FOUR, offered good-full length and had Carberry driving it through extra cover.
12th Over
Siddle swaps ends, coming on from the Prindiville Stand.
Over 11.6: Johnson to Root, no run, back and defending there to backward point. ENG 1/40 (Carberry 16, Root 10)
Over 11.5: Johnson to Root, no run, forward in defence there.
Over 11.4: Johnson to Carberry, one run, glided to gully, it got through Warner there with Smith close behind to mop up and keep it to one.
Over 11.3: Johnson to Root, one run, glided away to point. Easy single there for the batsmen.
Over 11.2: Johnson to Root, no run, full in length and played down to mid on.
Over 11.1: Johnson to Root, no run, pitched up there and played solidly on the off side.
11th Over
Johnson on for Siddle at the River end. Can the local hero make the next breakthrough?
Over 10.6: Harris to Carberry, FOUR, square driven there through backward point. ENG 1/38 (Carberry 15, Root 9)
Over 10.5: Harris to Carberry, no run, forward again, this time towards point.
Over 10.4: Harris to Carberry, no run, forward and defended on the off side.
Over 10.3: Harris to Root, bye, leaves for keeper Haddin who awkwardly tried to take it. Came off his gloves for a bye.
Over 10.2: Harris to Root, no run, played down to Johnson at mid on. There's also a mid off, square leg for Root here.
Over 10.1: Harris to Root, no run, defended on the off side with three slips and a gully, backward point.
10th Over
Over 9.6: Siddle to Carberry, no run, round the wicket, forced back nearly onto the stumps as Carberry turned it away to mid wicket. ENG 1/33 (Carberry 11, Root 9)
Over 9.5: Siddle to Carberry, two runs, forward and turned round through mid wicket, couple with no fielders in that area.
Over 9.4: Siddle to Carberry, no run, leaving on length there for keeper Haddin.
Over 9.3: Siddle to Carberry, no run, defended on the off side.
Over 9.2: Siddle to Carberry, no run, moved back and blocked it down on the off side.
Over 9.1: Siddle to Carberry, no run, leaves the short pitched delivery for the keeper by ducking under it.
9th Over
Over 8.6: Harris to Root, no run, forward with a straight bat push on the on side. ENG 1/31 (Carberry 9, Root 9)
Over 8.5: Harris to Carberry, one run, helped along down leg side to Siddle moving in off the rope at fine leg.
Over 8.4: Harris to Carberry, no run, kept low there with Carberry leaving it for keeper Haddin.
Over 8.3: Harris to Root, one run, on the back foot with a push through cover point.
Over 8.2: Harris to Root, no run, watchful in leaving there down the leg side.
Over 8.1: Harris to Root, no run, defended there on the off side for Harris to take in his follow through.
8th Over
Harris after lunch takes the ball and will bowl from the Prindiville Stand end.
Over 7.6: Siddle to Root, one run, played away on the bounce to backward point. ENG 1/29 (Carberry 8, Root 8)
Over 7.5: Siddle to Root, no run, back and defending towards Rogers in the covers.
Over 7.4: Siddle to Root, four leg byes, troubled there on the leg side, it came off the pad to fine leg.
Over 7.3: Siddle to Root, no run, another leave on length there outside off. Can Siddle get one on a crack?
Over 7.2: Siddle to Root, no run, forward and beating the outside edge there.
Over 7.1: Siddle to Root, no run, forward then back there, leaving on length for the keeper outside off. Cloud cover over the playing field, cooler than recent days here.
7th Over
4:08pm AEDT - Out come the players and match officials after the lunch break. Siddle on for his first over today and the first after the main interval, bowling from the Lillee/Marsh end.
LUNCH Day 4: ENG 1/24 (Carberry 8*, Root 7*, Harris 1/13) & 251 (Cook 72, Siddle 3/36, Harris 3/48) trail AUS 385 (Smith 111, Broad 3/100) & 6d/369 (Warner 112, Watson 103) by 479 runs. Play resumes at 4:10pm AEDT, and Adam McBride will be with you then.
England still have 154 overs to survive, and the 504 run victory target is so far out of reach. The pitch is playing reasonably well, with the odd ball hitting the cracks but not causing major issues. They need some massive partnerships today.
Australia just march on and they can surely smell the Ashes now, perhaps even before the day ends. They are just 9 wickets away after plundering the bowling to start the day, and then removing Captain Cook for a golden duck to start the innings.
Over 6.6: Lyon to Carberry, no run, last ball before Lunch is knocked away down the pitch to Lyon, ending a maiden over with Australia 9 wickets away from victory. ENG 1/24 (Carberry 8, Root 7)
Over 6.5: Lyon to Carberry, no run, gets forward and defends softly away towards point.
Over 6.4: Lyon to Carberry, no run, slightly wider of the off stump as it turns slightly away into Haddin's gloves.
Over 6.3: Lyon to Carberry, no run, gets right behind this ball and taps it away down the pitch.
Over 6.2: Lyon to Carberry, no run, on the prod forward and steers a defensive shot to the off-side.
Over 6.1: Lyon to Carberry, no run, three men around the bat with Lyon around the wicket, and Carberry defends.
6th Over
7th Over: Nathan Lyon is on for a bowl, replacing Harris at the Prindiville Stand end.
Over 5.6: Johnson to Root, no run, full ball just outside off stump as Root fishes at it. His bat hits the pitch and the ball bounces away to Haddin - last over before Lunch coming up. ENG 1/24 (Carberry 8, Root 7)
Over 5.5: Johnson to Root, no run, back deep in the crease and shoulders arms to the ball pushed across him again.
Over 5.4: Johnson to Root, two runs, straighter ball as Root is playing a neat clip off the pads along the ground to a scampering Harris down at deep backward square leg.
Over 5.3: Johnson to Root, no run, on the leave again with the ball pushed across him towards the four slips.
Over 5.2: Johnson to Root, no run, a bit wider of the off stump and Root is happily leaving that ball go.
Over 5.1: Johnson to Root, no run, good ball lifting on the angle just wide of the off stump. Root sways back to get his bat out of the way.
5th Over
Over 4.6: Harris to Carberry, no run, straight ball coming in from around the wicket as Carberry defends straight back down the pitch to the fast bowler. ENG 1/22 (Carberry 8, Root 5)
Over 4.5: Harris to Carberry, no run, gets down low to avoid the bouncer from around the wicket.
Over 4.4: Harris to Carberry, no run, around the wicket as Carberry is leaving the ball again. "Lots of runs to go" says one of the Australians.
Over 4.3: Harris to Carberry, no run, swings his bat inside the line of the ball on the angle across him.
Over 4.2: Harris to Carberry, no run, leaves the ball go full and wide of the off stump.
Over 4.1: Harris to Carberry, FOUR, leg gully for Carberry who is flicking it nicely off the pads through square leg to the boundary.
4th Over
Over 3.6: Johnson to Root, no run, attempted yorker and Root does well to get his bat down on it with a clip down to mid on. Root handled that over nicely, and it's some challenge Australia are throwing down. ENG 1/18 (Carberry 4, Root 5)
Over 3.5: Johnson to Root, no run, leaves the ball again outside off stump. That shaped back in, but mostly after it passed the batsman.
Over 3.4: Johnson to Root, no run, bouncer over the leg stump as Root is ducking easily enough underneath it.
Over 3.3: Johnson to Root, no run, full pitch there from Mitch as it flies low and wide of the off stump.
Over 3.2: Johnson to Root, no run, wide outside off stump and Root is feeling for this one. He's not happy with himself, but got away with it.
Over 3.1: Johnson to Root, no run, that's better as Johnson adjusts fuller and gets it just outside the off stump. Root thinks about playing, before leaving it.
Over 3.1: Johnson to Root, five wides, there's a shade of the 'old' Mitch with a short ball fired down the leg-side. No crack involved there as he tried a little too hard. Haddin had no chance.
3rd Over
Over 2.6: Harris to Carberry, no run, just outside the off stump and Carberry is leaving it again through to Haddin. There's about 16 minutes, so four or five overs, until the Lunch break. ENG 1/13 (Carberry 4, Root 5)
Over 2.5: Harris to Carberry, no run, good ball close to that crack again as the ball zips away past the edge. Bailey at short leg is deep too, looking for that fend.
Over 2.4: Harris to Carberry, no run, closer to off stump this time as Carberry defends deliberately inside the line of the ball.
Over 2.3: Harris to Carberry, no run, outside the off stump as Carberry leaves it alone, and some of the Australians give a "yes Harry" encouragement to their bowler.
Over 2.2: Harris to Carberry, FOUR, onto the pads and it's whipped very hard along the ground through backward square leg, beating the man running around the rope.
Over 2.1: Harris to Carberry, no run, so Carberry gets his chance now and he's on the prod to leave the ball pushed across him.
2nd Over
Over 1.6: Johnson to Root, no run, gets well forward and defends with a tapped drive down towards mid off to end the over. ENG 1/9 (Carberry 0, Root 5)
Over 1.5: Johnson to Root, no run, gets back and across to leave the ball alone on the angle again.
Over 1.4: Johnson to Root, four leg byes, skips across the crease trying to glance the ball fine, and it deflects off his pad just wide of a diving Haddin.
Over 1.3: Johnson to Root, no run, bouncer as Root ducks down low to get underneath it, good ball.
Root has certainly been hit right in front but the evidence is up, and it's pitching maybe half a ball width outside the leg stump. A bit of emotion in that one perhaps for Australia.
Over 1.2: Johnson to Root, no run, APPEAL, huge shout for LBW as a ball shoots through low off a crack! He's hit right in front but did it pitch outside leg stump? Umpire Erasmus said Not Out, and looked correct - REVIEW Time.
Over 1.1: Johnson to Root, no run, four slips, deep gully and a short leg as Root is leaving the ball easily on the angle.
1st Over
2nd Over: Mitchell Johnson to take the new ball from the River end.
Over 0.6: Harris to Root, one run, defends from the crease down past Bailey and they scamper through for a quick single. Cook has departed for a golden duck, and there's just 160 overs left for England to bat... ENG 1/5 (Carberry 0, Root 5)
Over 0.5: Harris to Root, FOUR, nice shot from Root outside the off stump and stroking a nice drive through cover point.
Over 0.4: Harris to Root, no run, back deep in the crease and the ball bounces away off the thigh pad.
Over 0.3: Harris to Root, no run, leaves a lifting ball outside the off stump.
Over 0.2: Harris to Root, no run, a fourth slip is in now and Root is leaving a ball wide of off stump, and swinging further away. Just getting replays of that ball and it was basically the perfect ball to start the innings. Cook's footwork wasn't great.
Cook b Harris 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0, FOW: 1/0 (0.1 ov), Partnership: 0, balls: 1, RR: 0.00
Harris aimed it at that crack right in the middle, but he just missed it. The ball was teasing to come in, but it pitched and straightened to take the top of middle and off stump, beating the defence. Golden duck for the skipper, but that was some ball!
Over 0.1: Harris to Cook, no run, OUT, three slips, gully and a short leg as Harris bowls from the Prindiville Stand end and Cook is clean bowled first ball!! Middle stump is gone, and are the Ashes as well? Ryan Harris - that was brilliantly perfect!
Other
18:06 Five minutes until Tea with Harris continuing.
17:32 Eventful over. That crack is starting to throw some doubt in to the batsmen's mind if it already hasn't. Peter Siddle with two overs to KP and he is replaced by Mitch Johnson.
14:58 Australia are 10 wickets away from retaining the Ashes, and England have 161 overs to survive and keep their campaign alive. The target is 504 runs to win as Alastair Cook and Michael Carberry get ready to bat. Ryan Harris to bowl for Australia.

Australia: Rogers CJL, David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, George Bailey, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon, Nathan Coulter-Nile (12th)

England: Alastair Cook (c), Michael Carberry, Joe Root, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Benjamin Stokes, Matt Prior (wk), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (12th)


Umpires: Bowden, BF (NZL), Erasmus, M (SAF)
Third Umpire: Hill, AL (NZL)
Match Refree: Crowe, JJ (NZL)

For use in the RHC on live scores