England vs Australia: Ashes 2013 1st Test cricket live scores, blog – Day 5

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    Ashton Agar has been recalled into the Test squad. (AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES)

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    England v Australia

    TRENT BRIDGE, JULY 10-14, 2013

    1st Test - ENG v AUS

    England 1st Inn 215 All Out
    Australia 1st Inn 280 All Out
    England 2nd Inn 375 All Out
    Australia 2nd Inn 296 All Out
    England won the toss and elected to bat
    England won by 14 runs
    Australia Over:110.5  RR:2.67
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    BJ Haddin* 71 147 9 0 48.30
    JL Pattinson 25 57 2 1 43.86
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    JM Anderson* 31.5 11 73 5 2.29
    GP Swann 44.0 10 105 2 2.39
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    Last Wicket: Haddin, 71 (c:Prior b:Anderson)
    Current Partnership: 65 runs, 99 balls, RR:65.66

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    England ended the fourth day of the first Ashes Test match at Trent Bridge on top and just four wickets from going up 1-0 against Australia. We’ll have live scores and commentary from Trent Bridge starting at 8.00pm AEST.

    The target of 311 was never going to be an easy one but the manner in which Australia started would have given them hope.

    In fact at 1/111 and Chris Rogers on the verge of a maiden half-century and Ed Cowan looking he had settled down after the early jitters, it would have been more confidence than hope.

    But then came a stage of the innings which England had themselves endured in the second innings, a phase of the match when the ball went soft, the pitch came into play and both, the pace and the spin bowlers caused issues for the batsmen.

    Cowan’s wicket was barely to do with the pitch as he went fishing outside the off stump to Joe Root in the last over before the tea break.

    But credit must be given to the bowlers before Root who made batting a tough task for the batsman.

    With Cowan gone and Rogers befuddled by a slower one from James Anderson early in the third session, things had begun to go awry for Australia.

    Still, till Michael Clarke was at the crease, you knew they had a chance.

    There was a period of resurrection as well. Clarke and Steven Smith batted with a lot of caution and survived more than a hour, bringing that lost hope back.

    But Clarke then nicked one to the keeper and Smith departed very next ball to Graeme Swann to leave Australia in tatters.

    And when three runs later Phil Hughes was adjudged lbw after England opted for a review, the writing looked like it was on the wall.

    The seventh wicket stand between Brad Haddin and the newly-promoted number seven Ashton Agar has yielded only 13 runs but it played out 55 balls to push the game into the fifth day.

    However with 137 runs still needed, the ball doing all sorts of things and the bowlers coming back fresh, a win may equate to a miracle for Australia.

    England are perched on top and should sew up the game from here on, barring Agar – or someone else – repeating his heroics from the first innings. And such occurrences are rare.

    Follow the live score and blog of the fifth day’s play of the opening Test from 8.00pm AEST. You can join me for this live blog and post your comments below.

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    • 5:48am
      steven said | 5:48am | ! Report

      Broad walks aussies win . Should he be suspended ,thats the mail.

    • 12:40am
      pope paul v11 said | 12:40am | ! Report

      Looking forward to the wash up tomorrow.

      What a game! Old Braddles Haddin top effort and Patto too.

      For the Aussies some changes maybe;

      Harris and Birdy looked at instead of Starkers
      Khawaja for Cowan. Clarke ought to take a peek at the scorecard when they successfully chased 310 and see who his no.3 was.

      The poms have a few issues too

      Mainly providing relief for the Anderson, who is now officially competent having finally got his average below 30.
      Finn mostly provided the comic relief. Bressa might get back as a more dependable bowler.
      Also Root looks uncomfortable up top. Aussie can exploit that.

      • 1:32am
        Varun said | 1:32am | ! Report

        Well said poor, I would keep the bowling unchanged unless there are injury issues and have khawaja in for cowan, Haddin take a bow

    • 12:24am
      Johnno said | 12:24am | ! Report

      Clarke should go back to batting at No 5, it’s his best spot.

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      Cameron Kellett said | 12:18am | ! Report

      Love a biased supporter, none better then Aussies but I hate ignorant supporters. Pretty sure Agar stumped… http://t.co/TKG6FfWboY

      • 7:10am
        Matt said | 7:10am | ! Report

        His foot looks easy back? Though a 720p feed wouldn’t hurt 🙂

    • 12:02am
      Johnno said | 12:02am | ! Report

      A few facts for me. Anderson has been the difference.

      And the the major point is Graham Swan.

      Nottingham is Swan’s worst ground, he has never had a good career record there. Swan will be much better at Lord’s you would think.

      • 12:47am
        Disco said | 12:47am | ! Report

        Probably. Swann was very good in the first innings, mind you.

    • 11:59pm
      jamesb said | 11:59pm | ! Report

      Congrats England, well done

      Australia, you have done the nation proud.

      Written off by many, along with a shocking umpiring decision with Broad, yet we lost by 14 runs.

      If we continue to fight like we have done in this test, then who knows this Ashes series may still be there to be won.

      We scored 576 runs in this test. That would win many tests.

      Anyhow onto the second test. Khawaja and Bird in, for Cowan and Starc.

      • 12:02am
        Michael Liu said | 12:02am | ! Report

        what was wrong with starc?

      • 12:09am
        Bradm said | 12:09am | ! Report

        What’s wrong with Cowan?

        • 12:17am
          DRS (Diabolical Referral System) said | 12:17am | ! Report

          Nothing at all, if you don’t think the #11’s of both of our innings handled the Pommy attack 1,000x better than he did.

          • 12:25am
            Bradm said | 12:25am | ! Report

            So what!! HE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE! Just wait 3 days and you will find out he is playing the 2nd test. Even if he gets ducks in all the innings from now onwards, he is guaranteed to play all 5 games. If he scores a 50, he is guaranteed for another 5 matches too.

            • 1:33am
              Varun said | 1:33am | ! Report

              Bradm I think what you are saying might have been true under Arthur but not boof, Cowan will be dropped for khawaja, he has to be

    • 11:53pm
      Matthew Skellett said | 11:53pm | ! Report

      Bill Cosby said “If i could kick in the pants the person most responsible for all the trouble i get into i wouldnt be able to sit down for a week” The real culprits in all this post-game autopsy are the top order batsmen Cowan Clarke Watson especially need to have a real hard look at themselves Cowan hss to go Watson has to be given some solid guidelines on performance and Clarke’s captaincy and example has been found to be sadly wanting its everyone else’s fault but his Mr Clarke one if the responsibilities of being the captain is owning up to the fact that the buck stops with you

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