Ashes 2013 Scorecard: Video Highlights, Session Recap from Day 5 of 5th Test

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Ashes 2013 Scorecard: Video Highlights, Session Recap from Day 5 of 5th Test
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England came close to pulling off a famous victory in the fifth Test at The Oval—only for bad light to have the final say in the series.

Michael Clarke's bold declaration looked to have set up a thrilling finale, with England making a fine effort of chasing 227 runs to win.

But with four overs to go the light meters came out, the players came off, and England had to settle for coming away with a 3-0 series win.

 

Morning session - England 350-7

The wet outfield delayed the session by half an hour, but England did what they needed to—move past the follow-on target and into a position of strength to avoid defeat on the final day.

Australia chipped away with wickets, but Matt Prior, with his best score of an otherwise disappointing series, kept England going, along with 11-ball cameo from Swann just before the lunch interval in which he added 24 runs.

 

Afternoon session - England 377, Australia 111-6

England eked out another 27 runs before they were bowled out—it represented their largest innings of a series in which they have not dominated with the willow—conceding a lead of 115 runs to the tourists.

Australia, with two extended sessions left in the day, set about forcing a declaration, opening with Shane Watson and David Warner in a shuffled lineup.

They struggled to get going. Stuart Broad picked up four quick wickets as Australia struggled to 111 for six wickets, but Michael Clarke's declaration at the tea interval gave England the opportunity to chase 227 in 44 overs late in the day to win the series 4-0.

 

Evening session - England 206-5

A match and series, which had threatened to peter out to a limp conclusion, got a thrilling injection of life on the final day as England chased after 227 runs—only to end up 21 runs short with four overs left to bowl, when bad light intervened.

Alastair Cook and Joe Root got off to a brisk start, before Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen combined to bring the total within sight.

England hurtled towards their total as the light faded, but Australia slowed things down just enough for the light in London to have the final say on a strange series.

 

Here is the scorecard, via the BBC:

Australia 1st Innings 492 for 9 declared (128.5 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Rogers c Trott b Swann 23 135 100 3 0
Warner c Prior b Anderson 6 18 11 1 0
Watson c Pietersen b Broad 176 341 247 25 1
Clarke   b Anderson 7 42 39 0 0
Smith not out   138 383 241 16 2
Siddle   b Anderson 23 35 27 2 0
Haddin   b Trott 30 88 57 5 0
Faulkner c Trott b Woakes 23 27 21 4 0
Starc   b Swann 13 13 8 1 0
Harris c and b Anderson   33 32 27 1 2
Lyon not out   0   0 0 0
Extras 5nb 2w 1b 12lb 20  
Total for 9 492 (128.5 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Anderson 29.5 4 95 4
Broad 31.0 4 128 1
Swann 33.0 4 95 2
Woakes 24.0 7 96 1
Kerrigan 8.0 0 53 0
Trott 3.0 0 12 1
Fall of Wicket  
11 Warner
118 Rogers
144 Clarke
289 Watson
320 Siddle
385 Haddin
422 Faulkner
446 Starc
491 Harris
 

England 1st Innings 377 all out (144.4 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Cook c Haddin b Harris 25 138 88 3 0
Root c Watson b Lyon 68 237 184 11 0
Trott lbw b Starc 40 192 134 2 0
Pietersen c Watson b Starc 50 189 133 4 0
Bell c Haddin b Faulkner 45 204 143 5 0
Woakes c Clarke b Harris 25 81 70 5 0
Prior c Starc b Faulkner 47 76 57 8 0
Broad   b Starc 9 21 16 1 0
Swann   b Faulkner 34 44 24 5 1
Anderson c Haddin b Faulkner 4 6 10 1 0
Kerrigan not out   1 13 12 0 0
Extras 3nb 5w 11b 10lb 29  
Total all out 377 (144.4 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Starc 33.0 5 92 3
Harris 28.0 10 64 2
Faulkner 19.4 3 51 4
Siddle 28.0 7 74 0
Lyon 28.0 8 59 1
Smith 8.0 3 16 0
Fall of Wicket  
68 Cook
118 Root
176 Trott
217 Pietersen
269 Woakes
299 Bell
315 Broad
363 Prior
368 Anderson
377 Swann
 

Australia 2nd Innings 111 for 6 declared (23.0 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Warner c and b Anderson   12 37 28 2 0
Watson c Pietersen b Swann 26 51 32 2 1
Faulkner c Prior b Broad 22 31 22 1 1
Haddin c Prior b Broad 0 8 1 0 0
Clarke not out   28 57 28 3 0
Smith c Swann b Broad 7 13 12 0 0
Harris   b Broad 1   2 0 0
Starc not out   13 27 13 2 0
Extras 0nb 0w 0b 2lb 2  
Total for 6 111 (23.0 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Anderson 6.0 1 27 1
Broad 10.0 2 43 4
Swann 7.0 0 39 1
Fall of Wicket  
34 Warner
44 Watson
50 Haddin
67 Faulkner
83 Smith
85 Harris
 

England 2nd Innings 206 for 5 (40.0 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Cook lbw b Faulkner 34 81 53 4 0
Root c Haddin b Harris 11 20 17 2 0
Trott lbw b Faulkner 59 136 87 6 0
Pietersen c Warner b Harris 62 67 55 10 0
Bell run out (Starc)   17 29 17 1 0
Woakes not out   17 24 13 1 0
Extras 2nb 0w 0b 4lb 6  
Total for 5 206 (40.0 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Harris 5.0 0 21 2
Starc 7.0 0 48 0
Siddle 3.0 0 16 0
Lyon 10.0 0 44 0
Clarke 2.0 0 4 0
Faulkner 8.0 1 47 2
Watson 5.0 0 22 0
Fall of Wicket  
22 Root
86 Cook
163 Pietersen
170 Trott
206 Bell
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