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

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterAugust 25, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25:  Alastair Cook of England lifts the urn after winning the Ashes during day five of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 25, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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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)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Rogersc Trottb Swann2313510030
Warnerc Priorb Anderson6181110
Watsonc Pietersenb Broad176341247251
Clarke b Anderson7423900
Smithnot out 138383241162
Siddle b Anderson23352720
Haddin b Trott30885750
Faulknerc Trottb Woakes23272140
Starc b Swann1313810
Harrisc and b Anderson 33322712
Lyonnot out 0 000
Extras5nb 2w 1b 12lb20 
Totalfor 9492(128.5 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Anderson29.54954
Broad31.041281
Swann33.04952
Woakes24.07961
Kerrigan8.00530
Trott3.00121
Fall of Wicket 
11Warner
118Rogers
144Clarke
289Watson
320Siddle
385Haddin
422Faulkner
446Starc
491Harris
 

England 1st Innings 377 all out (144.4 overs)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Cookc Haddinb Harris251388830
Rootc Watsonb Lyon68237184110
Trottlbwb Starc4019213420
Pietersenc Watsonb Starc5018913340
Bellc Haddinb Faulkner4520414350
Woakesc Clarkeb Harris25817050
Priorc Starcb Faulkner47765780
Broad b Starc9211610
Swann b Faulkner34442451
Andersonc Haddinb Faulkner461010
Kerrigannot out 1131200
Extras3nb 5w 11b 10lb29 
Totalall out377(144.4 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Starc33.05923
Harris28.010642
Faulkner19.43514
Siddle28.07740
Lyon28.08591
Smith8.03160
Fall of Wicket 
68Cook
118Root
176Trott
217Pietersen
269Woakes
299Bell
315Broad
363Prior
368Anderson
377Swann
 

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

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Warnerc and b Anderson 12372820
Watsonc Pietersenb Swann26513221
Faulknerc Priorb Broad22312211
Haddinc Priorb Broad08100
Clarkenot out 28572830
Smithc Swannb Broad7131200
Harris b Broad1 200
Starcnot out 13271320
Extras0nb 0w 0b 2lb2 
Totalfor 6111(23.0 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Anderson6.01271
Broad10.02434
Swann7.00391
Fall of Wicket 
34Warner
44Watson
50Haddin
67Faulkner
83Smith
85Harris
 

England 2nd Innings 206 for 5 (40.0 overs)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Cooklbwb Faulkner34815340
Rootc Haddinb Harris11201720
Trottlbwb Faulkner591368760
Pietersenc Warnerb Harris626755100
Bellrun out (Starc) 17291710
Woakesnot out 17241310
Extras2nb 0w 0b 4lb6 
Totalfor 5206(40.0 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Harris5.00212
Starc7.00480
Siddle3.00160
Lyon10.00440
Clarke2.0040
Faulkner8.01472
Watson5.00220
Fall of Wicket 
22Root
86Cook
163Pietersen
170Trott
206Bell