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Australia v England - Fifth Test

Australia v England - Fifth Test

  • Rankin drives England past the follow-on target with a boundary down the ground off Lyon! Eng 130-9 #ashes #stayup
  • Over 54 - England 130/9 (Broad 14, Rankin 4)
    Broad takes a single from the third ball of Lyon's over. England need one run to avoid the follow-on. Rankin gets four with a biff down the ground. That's that settled anyway.
    1/4/2014 3:51:58 AM
  • Over 55 - England 135/9 (Broad 19, Rankin 4)
    Broad on the slog now. Might as well. Smears a short ball from Harris over midwicket for four, and swipes to deep square-leg for a single to leave Rankin one ball to survive, which he does by ducking underneath it.
    1/4/2014 3:55:59 AM
  • Over 56 - England 143/9 (Broad 26, Rankin 5)
    Fair play to Broad here. It's not elegant, it's not subtle, but it is effective. Lyon smashed through square-leg for four before a flick through midwicket brings another three runs. Rankin keeps the strike after edging the last ball of the over wide of slip.
    1/4/2014 4:00:19 AM
  • Over 57 - England 146/9 (Broad 26, Rankin 8)
    Australia right on the back foot now.  Rankin's hitting the ball over the top. Carnage. Only gets two runs for it. But still. Adds another single as, clearly growing in confidence, he once again farms the strike.
    1/4/2014 4:03:51 AM
  • Come on England declare ... You have got enough.... #Ashes
  • Over 58 - England 155/9 (Broad 30, Rankin 13)
    Might be the end of Lyon in this innings here. Rankin slog-sweeps him for four and then takes a single. Broad smears the last ball of the over down the ground for four more.
    1/4/2014 4:07:35 AM
  • Rankin b Johnson 13

    [wicket]Johnson back into the attack. Takes him five balls to end Rankin's entertaining resistance with a full delivery that tails in and ricochets into middle stump off the pad. That will be tea, as Rankin walks off with one more run than Cook, Carberry, Bell and Pietersen managed between them.
    1/4/2014 4:11:24 AM
  • Tea
    [tea]So a first-innings lead of 171 for Australia to build at their leisure over the next four or five sessions if they wish. If Clarke really is a funky captain, he'll forfeit his second innings. They've plenty. That 155 all out actually represents a fairly significant recovery by England is a damning indictment of the top order.
    1/4/2014 4:13:15 AM
  • Nasser bemoans the latest England batting no-show

    1/4/2014 4:15:52 AM
  • [shanewarne] England's only hope is if they can bowl Australia out for 150 or less in this second innings

    1/4/2014 4:32:12 AM
  • Over 1 - Australia 4/0 (Rogers 4, Warner 0)
    James Anderson takes the new ball for the final time in the series. Rogers prods around for four balls and then smashes the fifth behind point for four. Short and wide, asking to be hit.
    1/4/2014 4:34:19 AM
  • Nasser takes an aerial view of proceedings at the SCG

    1/4/2014 4:35:12 AM
  • Over 2 - Australia 12/0 (Rogers 4, Warner 8)
    Stifled appeal for caught behind down the leg-side against Warner from Broad and Bairstow. Replays show it was just thigh pad. Warner latches onto the first short ball he sees, rolling his wrists on a pull to send it racing away behind square for four and then gets four more via an inside edged pull that evades Bairstow.
    1/4/2014 4:39:58 AM
  • Over 3 - Australia 17/0 (Rogers 5, Warner 12)
    Warner has three boundaries already, the latest of them punched down the ground between bowler Anderson and mid-on.
    1/4/2014 4:44:19 AM
  • Over 4 - Australia 23/0 (Rogers 11, Warner 12)
    Too short again from Broad and this time it is Rogers pulling for four. No swing for either of England's new-ball bowlers.
    1/4/2014 4:48:19 AM
  • Over 5 - Australia 26/0 (Rogers 11, Warner 15)
    Good running turns two into three after Warner works off his hip. Anderson has again been generally too short, just as he was in the first innings.
    1/4/2014 4:51:56 AM
  • Over 6 - Australia 27/0 (Rogers 11, Warner 16)
    Warner has to jam the bat down late to keep out a Broad delivery that didn't bounce as much as expected. Diving stop from Anderson at extra cover prevents Warner getting more than a single for a well-timed drive.
    1/4/2014 4:56:30 AM
  • Over 17 - England 63/3 (Carberry 29, Ballance 0)
    Another change of bat for Carberry. Don't know what's gone wrong this time, but it's far less dramatic than the last one. New one seems fine as a short ball from Lyon is cut over cover-point for four.
    1/5/2014 3:58:09 AM
  • [shanewarne] Carberry has played well here. He has got half a tick he just needs a big score here to get a full tick. He's had a good series but just not yet got that big score. This could be the innings...

    1/5/2014 3:59:00 AM
  • Over 18 - England 68/3 (Carberry 33, Ballance 1)
    Ballance off the mark with a tuck off his hip as Harris gets his line wrong by a good six inches. Almost unheard of. Then he repeats the error, allowing Carberry to work him away for a couple before a push past cover brings two more.
    1/5/2014 4:00:40 AM
  • Over 19 - England 70/3 (Carberry 33, Ballance 3)
    No gully for Lyon even after Ballance is beaten twice. Sure enough, an outside edge goes in the air through that gap and brings two runs. Not sure Australia really need a man at midwicket given the match situation.
    1/5/2014 4:03:32 AM
  • Over 20 - England 82/3 (Carberry 42, Ballance 3)
    Carberry on the charge here. Races into the 40s off the returning Johnson with a flowing drive wide of mid-off and a slashed cut wide of the slips. Both go for four, before a clip off the toes brings a single. Ballance picks up two leg-byes as Johnson fires one down the legside.
    1/5/2014 4:09:03 AM
  • Over 21 - England 87/3 (Carberry 42, Ballance 7)
    Carberry works Lyon down to mid-on for an easy single before Ballance strokes a pleasing cover-drive to the fence as England continue to hurtle along at better than four an over even as inevitable defeat looms large.
    1/5/2014 4:12:14 AM
  • Tea
    [tea]Cracking run-rate for England in that session. But of more importance are the three wickets to fall. All three senior batsmen have come and gone, Cook and Bell to poor shots and Pietersen to a superb catch from Bailey.
    1/5/2014 4:13:48 AM
  • Talking of cracking... Take a look at Carberry's forward defence earlier today!

    1/5/2014 4:28:08 AM
  • [wicket]Carberry c Haddin b Johnson 43

    Carberry carves an edge through to Haddin in the first over after tea. Was short and wide but bounced more than he expected.
    1/5/2014 4:32:39 AM
  • [wicket]Ballance lbw b Johnson 7

    Johnson strikes again in the same over, trapping the left-handed Ballance lbw playing back to one that kept a bit low.
    1/5/2014 4:37:04 AM
  • Andrew thinks Carberry could have played his last Test innings:
    [andrewstrauss] Carberry played really well today, he showed much more attacking intent but the end result was still the same. It's another score in the 40s for Carberry, who in essence was playing for his place in the side and I don't think he's quite done enough.

    1/5/2014 4:38:33 AM
  • Over 22 - England 90/5 (Stokes 3, Bairstow 0)
    In between the wickets of Carberry and Ballance, Stokes was able to get off the mark with three to midwicket. Plenty of chat for the Durham man, who gave Johnson a send-off when he dismissed him earlier in the day. Bairstow almost turns his first ball straight to Warner at leg-slip, dropped just short.
    1/5/2014 4:41:09 AM
  • [wicket]Bairstow c Bailey b Lyon 0

    Another good catch for Bailey at short-leg as Bairstow joins the post-tea procession. He was stretching forward in defence but got an inside edge and Bailey reacted quickly to readjust his hands and reach up.
    1/5/2014 4:42:33 AM
  • [wicket]Borthwick c Clarke b Lyon 4

    Borthwick becomes the fourth wicket in 12 balls since tea, Clarke at slip taking the catch one handed just above the turf. Superb. Borthwick was looking to work into the leg-side and was surprised by the turn.
    1/5/2014 4:45:10 AM
  • 'A shambles', Bumble

    1/5/2014 4:46:54 AM
  • Over 23 - England 95/7 (Stokes 3, Broad 0)
    Broad comes out to join Stokes, stopping for a drink on the way. Carnage.
    1/5/2014 4:48:31 AM
  • Officially pathetic...
  • Over 24 - England 96/7 (Stokes 5, Broad 0)
    Stokes pushes the first ball of the over into the covers for a single to bring Broad onto strike against Johnson. Broad is persisting with his jump across the stumps as the left-armer releases the ball but Johnson fails to get his yorkers on target.
    1/5/2014 4:51:35 AM
  • Over 25 - England 96/7 (Stokes 6, Broad 4)
    Stokes top-edges a sweep short of the man at deep backward-square leg. Broad appears marginally more comfortable against Lyon, slog-sweeping to the boundary to get off the mark before failing to make contact attempting to repeat the dose.
    1/5/2014 4:54:49 AM
  • [nasserhussain] It looks like the England fans will be spending the next couple of days on the beach wondering where it all went wrong

    1/5/2014 4:56:51 AM
  • Over 26 - England 102/7 (Stokes 7, Broad 4)
    Again Stokes is happy to take a single from the first ball of Johnson's over and again Broad is able to safely negotiate the remainder, although it is far from convincing stuff, playing and missing at a slower ball and twice Johnson is up for half-shouts for lbw.
    1/5/2014 5:00:51 AM
  • [6]Over 27 - England 122/7 (Stokes 27, Broad 4)
    Stokes tees off against Lyon hitting two sixes and two fours back down the ground during an over costing 20 runs. Impressive power and timing from the Durham man.
    1/5/2014 5:03:12 AM
  • Over 28 - England 122/7 (Stokes 27, Broad 9)
    Some rare success for Broad against Johnson, leaning back to drill a drive over cover for four.
    1/5/2014 5:06:48 AM
  • [6]Over 29 - England 139/7 (Stokes 32, Broad 16)
    Stokes advances down the pitch to Lyon and, although he didn't get close to the ball, follows through to send a drive over extra cover for four. Broad gets involved in the fun, planting a slog-sweep into the midwicket stand for six.
    1/5/2014 5:10:15 AM
  • [wicket]Stokes b Harris 32

    Stokes drags a big heave onto his stumps after advancing to the first delivery of Harris' spell. It was fun while it lasted.
    1/5/2014 5:11:25 AM
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    1/5/2014 5:11:28 AM
  • [andrewstrauss] It's hard to think of a more one-sided series. Even 2006-07 wasn't as one-sided as this!

    1/5/2014 5:14:54 AM
  • Over 30 - England 145/8 (Broad 21, Anderson 1)
    Anderson comes out to join Broad, who pulls a short ball from Harris to the square-leg boundary and then fends another bumper from in front of his throat just over a diving Warner at backward point.
    1/5/2014 5:17:19 AM
  • [6]Over 31 - England 160/8 (Broad 36, Anderson 1)
    Broad has played some sweetly-timed shots in this match, slog-sweeping Lyon for two more sixes. England going down swinging.
    1/5/2014 5:21:26 AM
  • [wicket]Broad b Harris 42

    Broad adds another leg-side six - his fourth - before having his leg-stump knocked back by Harris while going for another big slog.
    1/5/2014 5:22:46 AM
  • [davidlloyd] You've had your fun, now clear off! What an extraordinary day and what an extraordinary innings from England. Australia are on the brink...

    1/5/2014 5:23:08 AM
  • Podcast: Was this England's worst tour of all time? Our pundits have their say and we catch up with Flower and Cook. bit.ly/1ffxXDb
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