Ashes 2013 Scorecard: Full Review, Videos, Top Moments from Third Test

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Ashes 2013 Scorecard: Full Review, Videos, Top Moments from Third Test
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England and Australia drew the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford, meaning that the home side kept a 2-0 lead, and with it took an unassailable advantage in the series.

Australia dominated the match itself, though, batting first and building a position of strength which they held for five days.

But England dug in long enough to avoid the follow-on, and the rain then put paid to any hopes the tourists had of forcing a victory.

 

Before the Third Test

England had taken a 2-0 lead after two matches after winning narrowly at Trent Bridge and heavily at Lord's. Australia seemed to be in disarray and their captain Michael Clarke was laughed at by England fans when he said he still believed Australia could still win the series.

  • England recalled three players to their Test squad: Chris Tremlett, James Taylor and Monty Panesar
  • Taylor's pick was the most noteworthy: could he replace Kevin Pietersen if he didn't recover from injury in time? Elizabeth Ammon took a look
  • Australia had much to think about selection-wise: Was David Warner a possible solution to their struggling batting–It didn't seem that way

 

Day One

  • The weather was excellent, and Australia won the toss and opted to bat first.
  • Tourists changed three players–Nathan Lyon for Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc for James Pattinson, and Warner for Philip Hughes
  • England were unchanged as Pietersen was passed fit.
  • It was Australia's day with the bat as the pitch behaved, with captain Clarke hitting a big century as Australia closed at 303-3.

Video highlights and session-by-session from day one

Reaction: Michael Clarke shows his class, writes Freddie Wilde

Reaction: Fans on Twitter show their divisions after controversial DRS incident

 

 

Day Two

  • England threatened to stymie Australia's score, only for Clarke, Brad Haddin and Starc to take them to 527-7 declared
  • Hosts lost Joe Root and Tim Bresnan before stumps and slumped to 52-2.

Video highlights and session-by-session from day two

Reaction: We proposed five simple ways to fix the DRS system

Reaction: Freddie Wilde noted the Australians had finally remembered how to bat

Video clip of the day: Warner opts to review. Goodness alone knows why (see right)

 

 

Day Three

  • Kevin Pietersen stole the show with a measured 113.
  • But KP fell late in the day and England are still some way behind the game at 294-7 in first innings.
  • Rain appeared in the forecast for days four and five

Video highlights and session-by-session from day three

Reaction: There was a tribute to Kevin Pietersen from Freddie Wilde

Video clip of the day: Kevin Pietersen swaggers to his 23rd Test century (see right)

 

Day Four

  • England eked their way past the follow-on total, but were bowled out for 368.
  • Australia looked to get a move on, reaching 172-7 in quick time as they set up a declaration
  • Bad light forced the players off earlier than scheduled in the evening, Australia less than happy

Video highlights and session-by-session from day four

Reaction: Freddie Wilde suggested England 'look to avoid defeat at all costs'

Gif of the day: Dave Warner gets hit on the finger by Tim Bresnan, before hooking a catch to Joe Root (see right)

 

 

Via @rickm18 on Twitter

Day Five

  • Play got underway late, but Australia declare overnight and strike in the morning session to leave England 35-3.
  • Rain falls early in the afternoon to stop the fourth innings from reaching a thrilling conclusion
  • England retain the Ashes when the match is abandoned as a draw at 1640.

Video highlights and session-by-session from day five

Reaction: Was this the wrong way for England to win the Ashes?

Reaction: Time for Test cricket to have a roof?

Gif of the day: Brad Haddin takes the catch of the match to account for Jonathan Trott (see right)

 

 

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After the third Test 

  • England and Australia clash again in the fourth Test at Durham, starting on Friday August 9.
  • The fifth Test takes place at The Oval from August 21

Reaction: Elizabeth Ammon ranks the England players' performances at Old Trafford

Reaction: Freddie Wilde asks if England can now dare to play freely?

 

 

Full scorecard

Here's the third Test scorecard, courtesy of the BBC:

Australia 1st innings 527 for 7 declared (146.0 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Watson c Cook b Bresnan 19 80 49 2 0
Rogers lbw b Swann 84 172 114 14 0
Khawaja c Prior b Swann 1 27 19 0 0
Clarke   b Broad 187 439 314 23 0
Smith c Bairstow b Swann 89 286 196 8 0
Warner c Trott b Swann 5 15 10 1 0
Haddin not out   65 166 99 6 0
Siddle   b Swann 1 4 6 0 0
Starc not out   66 85 71 9 0
Extras 2nb 2w 0b 6lb 10  
Total for 7 527 (146.0 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Anderson 33.0 6 116 0
Broad 33.0 6 108 1
Bresnan 32.0 6 114 1
Swann 43.0 2 159 5
Root 4.0 0 18 0
Trott 1.0 0 6 0
Fall of Wicket  
76 Watson
82 Khawaja
129 Rogers
343 Smith
365 Warner
427 Clarke
430 Siddle
 

England 1st innings 368 all out (139.3 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Cook c Haddin b Starc 62 232 177 7 0
Root c Haddin b Siddle 8 96 57 1 0
Bresnan c Haddin b Siddle 1 16 15 0 0
Trott c Clarke b Harris 5 47 32 0 0
Pietersen lbw b Starc 113 312 206 12 2
Bell   b Harris 60 150 112 10 1
Bairstow c Watson b Starc 22 70 51 3 0
Prior c Warner b Siddle 30 138 98 4 0
Broad c Haddin b Lyon 32 64 66 7 0
Swann c Haddin b Siddle 11 12 11 1 1
Anderson not out   3 34 13 0 0
Extras 1nb 0w 3b 17lb 21  
Total all out 368 (139.3 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Harris 31.0 9 82 2
Starc 27.0 5 76 3
Lyon 35.0 12 95 1
Watson 15.0 7 26 0
Siddle 29.3 7 63 4
Smith 2.0 0 6 0
Fall of Wicket  
47 Root
49 Bresnan
64 Trott
110 Cook
225 Bell
277 Bairstow
280 Pietersen
338 Broad
353 Swann
368 Prior
 

Australia 2nd innings 172 for 7 declared (36.0 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Rogers c Prior b Broad 12 25 23 1 0
Warner c Root b Bresnan 41 79 57 5 0
Khawaja   b Swann 24 77 38 2 0
Watson c Pietersen b Bresnan 18 30 24 1 0
Clarke not out   30 118 332 1 0
Smith run out (Prior)   19 25 19 0 2
Haddin c Broad b Anderson 8 11 9 1 0
Starc c Swann b Anderson 11 17 11 1 0
Harris not out   0 11 4 0 0
Extras 0nb 3w 4b 2lb 9  
Total for 7 172 (36.0 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Anderson 8.0 0 37 2
Broad 7.0 2 30 1
Swann 15.0 0 74 1
Bresnan 6.0 0 25 2
Fall of Wicket  
23 Rogers
74 Warner
99 Khawaja
103 Watson
133 Smith
152 Haddin
172 Starc
 

England 2nd innings 37 for 3 (20.3 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Cook lbw b Harris 0 10 9 0 0
Root not out   13 93 57 1 0
Trott c Haddin b Harris 11 45 27 1 0
Pietersen c Haddin b Siddle 8 17 16 1 0
Bell not out   4 14 14 0 0
Extras 0nb 1w 0b 0lb 1  
Total for 3 37 (20.3 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Harris 7.0 3 13 2
Starc 4.0 2 6 0
Watson 2.0 2 0 0
Lyon 3.0 0 8 0
Siddle 3.3 0 8 1
Clarke 1.0 0 2 0
Fall of Wicket  
0 Cook
15 Trott
27 Pietersen

 

 

 

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