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

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05:  Alastair Cook, captain of England signs autographs after England retained the Ashes during day five of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on August 5, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterAugust 6, 2013

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)

 

 

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)

 

 

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)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Watsonc Cookb Bresnan19804920
Rogerslbwb Swann84172114140
Khawajac Priorb Swann1271900
Clarke b Broad187439314230
Smithc Bairstowb Swann8928619680
Warnerc Trottb Swann5151010
Haddinnot out 651669960
Siddle b Swann14600
Starcnot out 66857190
Extras2nb 2w 0b 6lb10 
Totalfor 7527(146.0 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Anderson33.061160
Broad33.061081
Bresnan32.061141
Swann43.021595
Root4.00180
Trott1.0060
Fall of Wicket 
76Watson
82Khawaja
129Rogers
343Smith
365Warner
427Clarke
430Siddle
 

England 1st innings 368 all out (139.3 overs)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Cookc Haddinb Starc6223217770
Rootc Haddinb Siddle8965710
Bresnanc Haddinb Siddle1161500
Trottc Clarkeb Harris5473200
Pietersenlbwb Starc113312206122
Bell b Harris60150112101
Bairstowc Watsonb Starc22705130
Priorc Warnerb Siddle301389840
Broadc Haddinb Lyon32646670
Swannc Haddinb Siddle11121111
Andersonnot out 3341300
Extras1nb 0w 3b 17lb21 
Totalall out368(139.3 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Harris31.09822
Starc27.05763
Lyon35.012951
Watson15.07260
Siddle29.37634
Smith2.0060
Fall of Wicket 
47Root
49Bresnan
64Trott
110Cook
225Bell
277Bairstow
280Pietersen
338Broad
353Swann
368Prior
 

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

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Rogersc Priorb Broad12252310
Warnerc Rootb Bresnan41795750
Khawaja b Swann24773820
Watsonc Pietersenb Bresnan18302410
Clarkenot out 3011833210
Smithrun out (Prior) 19251902
Haddinc Broadb Anderson811910
Starcc Swannb Anderson11171110
Harrisnot out 011400
Extras0nb 3w 4b 2lb9 
Totalfor 7172(36.0 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Anderson8.00372
Broad7.02301
Swann15.00741
Bresnan6.00252
Fall of Wicket 
23Rogers
74Warner
99Khawaja
103Watson
133Smith
152Haddin
172Starc
 

England 2nd innings 37 for 3 (20.3 overs)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Cooklbwb Harris010900
Rootnot out 13935710
Trottc Haddinb Harris11452710
Pietersenc Haddinb Siddle8171610
Bellnot out 4141400
Extras0nb 1w 0b 0lb1 
Totalfor 337(20.3 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Harris7.03132
Starc4.0260
Watson2.0200
Lyon3.0080
Siddle3.3081
Clarke1.0020
Fall of Wicket 
0Cook
15Trott
27Pietersen

 

 

 

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