Australia vs England
That was an abject surrender from England after tea, losing 7-79 in 10.4 overs. One final collapse to end a miserable tour and hand Australia a fully deserved 5-0 Ashes series whitewash.
Rankin c Clarke b Harris 1
Rankin edges an extravagant drive to Clarke at second slip. Australia complete a 5-0 Ashes whitewash. Harris finishes with 5-25.
Broad b Harris 42
Broad adds another leg-side six - his fourth - before having his leg-stump knocked back by Harris while going for another big slog.
Over 31 - England 160/8 (Broad 36, Anderson 1)
Broad has played some sweetly-timed shots in this match, slog-sweeping Lyon for two more sixes. England going down swinging.
Over 30 - England 145/8 (Broad 21, Anderson 1)
Anderson comes out to join Broad, who pulls a short ball from Harris to the square-leg boundary and then fends another bumper from in front of his throat just over a diving Warner at backward point.
Stokes b Harris 32
Stokes drags a big heave onto his stumps after advancing to the first delivery of Harris' spell. It was fun while it lasted.
Over 29 - England 139/7 (Stokes 32, Broad 16)
Stokes advances down the pitch to Lyon and, although he didn't get close to the ball, follows through to send a drive over extra cover for four. Broad gets involved in the fun, planting a slog-sweep into the midwicket stand for six.
Over 28 - England 122/7 (Stokes 27, Broad 9)
Some rare success for Broad against Johnson, leaning back to drill a drive over cover for four.
Over 27 - England 122/7 (Stokes 27, Broad 4)
Stokes tees off against Lyon hitting two sixes and two fours back down the ground during an over costing 20 runs. Impressive power and timing from the Durham man.
Over 26 - England 102/7 (Stokes 7, Broad 4)
Again Stokes is happy to take a single from the first ball of Johnson's over and again Broad is able to safely negotiate the remainder, although it is far from convincing stuff, playing and missing at a slower ball and twice Johnson is up for half-shouts for lbw.
Over 25 - England 101/7 (Stokes 6, Broad 4)
Stokes top-edges a sweep short of the man at deep backward-square leg. Broad appears marginally more comfortable against Lyon, slog-sweeping to the boundary to get off the mark before failing to make contact attempting to repeat the dose.
Over 24 - England 96/7 (Stokes 5, Broad 0)
Stokes pushes the first ball of the over into the covers for a single to bring Broad onto strike against Johnson. Broad is persisting with his jump across the stumps as the left-armer releases the ball but Johnson fails to get his yorkers on target.
Over 23 - England 95/7 (Stokes 4, Broad 0)
Broad comes out to join Stokes, stopping for a drink on the way. Carnage.
Borthwick c Clarke b Lyon 4
Borthwick becomes the fourth wicket in 12 balls since tea, Clarke at slip taking the catch one handed just above the turf. Superb. Borthwick was looking to work into the leg-side and was surprised by the turn.
Bairstow c Bailey b Lyon 0
Another good catch for Bailey at short-leg as Bairstow joins the post-tea procession. He was stretching forward in defence but got an inside edge and Bailey reacted quickly to take it reaching up.
Over 22 - England 90/5 (Stokes 3, Bairstow 0)
In between the wickets of Carberry and Ballance, Stokes was able to get off the mark with three to midwicket. Plenty of chat for the Durham man, who gave Johnson a send-off in the first innings when he dismissed him. Bairstow almost turns his first ball straight to Warner at leg-slip, dropped just short.
Ballance lbw b Johnson 7
Johnson strikes again in the same over, trapping the left-handed Ballance lbw playing back to one that kept a bit low.
Carberry c Haddin b Johnson 43
Carberry carves an edge through to Haddin in the first over after tea. Was short and wide but bounced more than he expected.
Cracking run-rate for England in that session. But of more importance are the three wickets to fall. All three senior batsmen have come and gone, Cook and Bell to poor shots and Pietersen to a superb catch from Bailey.
Over 21 - England 87/3 (Carberry 42, Ballance 7)
Carberry works Lyon down to mid-on for an easy single before Ballance strokes a pleasing cover-drive to the fence as England continue to hurtle along at better than four an over even as inevitable defeat looms large.
Over 20 - England 82/3 (Carberry 42, Ballance 3)
Carberry on the charge here. Races into the 40s off the returning Johnson with a flowing drive wide of mid-off and a slashed cut wide of the slips. Both go for four, before a clip off the toes brings a single. Ballance picks up two leg-byes as Johnson fires one down the legside.
Over 19 - England 70/3 (Carberry 33, Ballance 3)
No gully for Lyon even after Ballance is beaten twice. Sure enough, an outside edge goes in the air through that gap and brings two runs. Not sure Australia really need a man at midwicket given the match situation.
Over 18 - England 68/3 (Carberry 33, Ballance 1)
Ballance off the mark with a tuck off his hip as Harris gets his line wrong by a good six inches. Almost unheard of. Then he repeats the error, allowing Carberry to work him away for a couple before a push past cover brings two more.
Over 17 - England 63/3 (Carberry 29, Ballance 0)
Another change of bat for Carberry. Don't know what's gone wrong this time, but it's far less dramatic than the last one. New one seems fine as a short ball from Lyon is cut over cover-point for four.
Over 16 - England 59/3 (Carberry 25, Ballance 0)
Ballance survives a huge lbw-and-maybe-caught-at-gully-while-we're-at-it appeal. Don't think there's an inside edge, so not out caught, but the lbw is mighty close. It's clipping the top of off stump, so Aleem Dar's original not out decision would've stood had Australia reviewed it.
Over 15 - England 59/3 (Carberry 25, Ballance 0)
Lyon into the attack with a couple of left-handers to go at. Almost instant success as he goes past Carberry's outside edge. Haddin's convinced it's out. No-one else is, but the Aussie keeper convinces Clarke to review. Bat very, very close to the ball but there's nothing on Hot Spot and no murmur on Snicko. Decision stands. Haddin chuckling. Carberry gets a couple with a chip over mid-off.
Over 14 - England 57/3 (Carberry 23, Ballance 0)
Gary Ballance in at number five for England.
Pietersen c Bailey b Harris 6
Superb catch from Bailey at short-leg, clinging on one-handed way above and behind his head as a big inside edge onto pad from Pietersen that looked sure to loop to safety instead brings about his demise.
Over 13 - England 57/2 (Carberry 23, Pietersen 6)
Pietersen gets three before Siddle finds the edge of Carberry's new bat. Two bits of good news for Carbs: 1. the ball doesn't carry to second slip. 2. His bat doesn't break. He then uses that new piece of willow to better effect, clipping off his hip for two and then playing a punchy cover-drive to the fence.
Over 12 - England 48/2 (Carberry 17, Pietersen 3)
Pietersen hits a couple of meaty drives off Harris. The first is half-stopped at mid-off and there's no run, the second finds a gap at extra-cover and brings KP his first three runs of the innings. Carberry blocks the last ball of the over safely enough, but incredibly his bat breaks completely in half as he does. Literally snaps in two right across the width of the blade. Held together only by the Kookaburra stickers. Not a great advert for them. Brilliantly, Carberry still signals to the dressing room to indicate he requires a new bat.
Over 11 - England 45/2 (Carberry 17, Pietersen
Two boundaries in the over for Carberry, neither entirely convincing but both played pretty well in the end. The first is sliced wide of gully all along the ground, the second biffed in the air at catchable height but wide of mid-off. That will be drinks. You watch England to be nine down at stumps tonight just to completely take the mick.
Over 10 - England 37/2 (Carberry 9, Pietersen 0)
Kevin Pietersen survives the rest of the over. Deflects one ball to third slip as he tries to leave, but other than that there are no real alarms.
Bell c Warner b Harris 16
Bell plays a lovely late-cut, exactly as he meant to. Even called "Yes" as he hit it. Went straight to Warner at gully.
Over 9 - England 37/1 (Carberry 9, Bell 16)
Carberry plays out a Siddle maiden in watchful fashion.
Over 8 - England 37/1 (Carberry 9, Bell 16)
Bell finds the boundary for the first time in the Test, shuffling back to cut through backward point. Johnson guilty of offering just a touch too much width but it was a high-quality shot. Bell finishes the over by lifting a short ball for six over third-man! Easily cleared the fielder.
Over 7 - England 25/1 (Carberry 9, Bell 4)
First bowling change of the innings, Siddle on for Harris. Bell lifts Siddle's first delivery over cover off the back foot for three runs. Siddle is round-the-wicket to Carberry, who forces through the covers for four. Flamboyant strokeplay from both England batsmen. Siddle finishes the over by passing Carberry's outside edge.
Over 6 - England 18/1 (Carberry 5, Bell 1)
Carberry, who has played Johnson well throughout the series, turns a single into the leg-side and Bell gets off the mark with a drop-and-run single to cover. Carberry ducks under a couple of short ones.
Over 5 - England 16/1 (Carberry 4, Bell 0)
Harris is round-the-wicket to Carberry straight away, an angle that causes the Hampshire left-hander particular problems. Harris gets his line wrong on a couple of occasions, giving up five in byes. Bell cuts and misses outside off-stump at the final ball of the over, wasn't close to making contact.
Over 4 - England 11/1 (Carberry 4, Bell 0)
Bell's first ball is a 91.2 mph delivery from Johnson that he has to fend down from in front of his throat. Played it well. Not such a good shot from Bell later in the over, trying and failing to lift another short one over the slips as he leans back. Maiden.
Over 3 - England 11/1 (Carberry 4, Bell 0)
Carberry, who probably needs something special if this is not to be his last Test innings, gets off the mark and avoids a pair with a cover drive for four off Harris. Fine shot.
Over 2 - England 7/1 (Carberry 0, Bell 0)
Bell joins Carberry in the middle. Neither batsman has yet faced a ball. That was a poor shot from Cook, no need to be playing that far outside his off-stump.
Cook c Haddin b Johnson 7
Cook pulls a short ball from Johnson for a dismissive boundary but becomes the left-armer's 35th wicket of the series from the final delivery of his opening over, flirting outside his off-stump and getting a thin edge through to the wicketkeeper.
Over 1 - England 1/0 (Cook 1, Carberry 0)
Cook left a straight ball from Harris to be lbw in the first innings and he resumes his rivalry against the same bowler to get England's run chase under way. He does venture one leave and is otherwise correct in defence until opening his account from the final ball of the over, via an inside edged single down to fine-leg.
Thrill of the chase
England will need to create history to win this match - 418 is the record run chase in Tests - and, on a difficult pitch at the SCG that seems optimistic. On the plus side, they've got plenty of time...
Siddle c Bairstow b Rankin 4
Rankin picks up his maiden Test wicket, Siddle carving an edge through to Bairstow, who took the catch in front of his face. Australia all out for 276, England require 448 for victory.
Over 61 - Australia 275/9 (Siddle 4, Lyon 5)
Both batsmen are swinging at everything from Borthwick - but to limited effect in this over. Lyon is fortunate a leading edge drops safely in the covers.
Over 60 - Australia 269/9 (Siddle 2, Lyon 2)
Stokes can't hang onto a tough chance, over his shoulder running back from point (looking into the sun as well) after Lyon gives himself some room to carve a short ball from Rankin.
Over 59 - Australia 266/9 (Siddle 1, Lyon 0)
Last man Lyon joins Siddle in the middle with Australia leading by 437.
Harris c Carberry b Borthwick 13
Carberry, at deep midwicket, holds a diving catch over the rope off Harris. The batsman gets six but is determined to hole out to the same fielder, slogging the next delivery to him for a much easier catch. Borthwick now has figures of 3-27.
Rogers c and b Borthwick 119
Rogers' 169-ball effort is ended by a fine catch in his follow-through by rookie leg-spinner Borthwick. Rogers turned the bat too early and a leading edge looped up, the bowler diving to take it just above the ground.
Over 58 - Australia 255/7 (Rogers 119, Harris 3)
Rankin's first ball of the afternoon session is driven through the covers for four by Rogers. Harris makes his post-lunch intentions clear, driving in the air over extra cover for a couple.
Australia now 1/20 with Sky Bet to win this Test. England are 12/1, the draw is 33/1. Cook and Pietersen 100/30 joint-favourites to top-score in England's second innings.
Three wickets in the session, but more importantly Australia extended their already decisive lead by a further 108 runs. Expect some more fun and games from the tail after lunch before the Aussies set about the real work that remains in this Test: 10 England wickets and a whitewash.
Over 57 - Australia 248/7 (Rogers 114, Harris 1)
Three singles off the final over of the morning, bowled by Borthwick. Job done for Australia this morning.
Over 56 - Australia 245/7 (Rogers 112, Harris 0)
Stokes had plenty to say to Johnson after getting him out there. Probably unwise, but also part of what's made Stokes so impressive in this series. He's gone toe-to-toe with the Aussies.
Johnson b Stokes 4
Johnson smears a four and is then bowled around his legs looking to manufacture something. Australia clearly think they've got enough here and, to be fair, they've got a point.
Over 55 - Australia 239/6 (Rogers 111, Johnson 0)
Mitchell Johnson the new man. Huge ovation for Haddin as he departs. Those two have been Australia's standout performers.
Haddin b Borthwick 28
Borthwick finally gets a go, and gets handed a Test wicket by the surprisingly charitable Haddin, who contrives to bottom-edge a full-toss into his stumps.
Over 54 - Australia 234/5 (Rogers 110, Haddin 24)
Haddin taking Stokes apart here as the lead goes past 400. Carves him over third-man for four before once again backing away and smearing a short ball down the ground for four more. Takes him past 3000 Test runs, not all of which have been scored in this series even though it feels like it.
Over 53 - Australia 224/5 (Rogers 109, Haddin 15)
Just two singles off Rankin's over. This is dispiriting to watch for anyone who's seen Rankin steam in and really disturb batsmen in the past. For whatever reason - or combination of reasons - he's way down on pace, confidence and menace here.
Over 52 - Australia 222/5 (Rogers 108, Haddin 14)
Stokes back into the attack. Haddin's bored of scoring runs with his excellent retro Kookaburra Bubble bat, decides to get two more by using his backside. Double Nelson for Australia. They'll be worried now.
Over 51 - Australia 219/5 (Rogers 107, Haddin 14)
Disappointingly sane over. There is one almighty moo high over mid-on from Haddin which brings him two runs but after that, if you squint a bit, it could almost pass for Test cricket.
Over 50 - Australia 217/5 (Rogers 107, Haddin 12)
Haddin has now gone past Adam Gilchrist's record for most runs in a Test series by a wicketkeeper batting outside the top six. Bit contrived, but what a series he has had: 477 runs and counting. Warner's 523 in his sights.
Over 49 - Australia 213/5 (Rogers 105, Haddin 10)
I'd say Haddin's in one-day mode. But that's not really accurate either. He seems to have decided that if England can't be bothered playing properly then neither can he. Stepping away and having a wild slog at every ball. Gets some bat on most of them. Various ones and twos are collected. Rankin looks thoroughly miserable.
Over 48 - Australia 207/5 (Rogers 104, Haddin 5)
Broad bowling exclusively short balls at Haddin here. One is called wide before Haddin tires of the obvious tactic and steps away to swat the ball down the ground for a couple. A backhand down the line. 15-0.
Over 47 - Australia 202/5 (Rogers 103, Haddin 2)
Haddin off the mark from the last ball of Rankin's over, clipping the ball neatly off his hip for a scampered two. Worryingly for England, there was a ball that kept low in that over, with Haddin just about able to jab the bat down on it as he played defensively on the back foot.
Over 46 - Australia 200/5 (Rogers 103, Haddin 0)
The 200 is up for Australia. The lead is 371. In strolls Brad Haddin. Great.
Bailey c Borthwick b Broad 46
Bailey drives Broad sweetly through the covers but falls short of a 50 as he top-edges a pull shot to deep square-leg where Scott Borthwick makes good ground and takes a smart catch.
Over 45 - Australia 196/4 (Rogers 103, Bailey 42)
Rogers works the first ball of Pietersen's over behind square on the leg-side and thinks about coming back for two to complete his century... And then thinks better of it. Good call, would have been struggling. That single did at least bring up the hundred partnership. Bailey pushes a single of his own to bring Rogers back on strike with three balls of the over remaining, just needing a single for his century. Cook tightens up the field and brings in a gully. Rogers cuts the final ball of the over away to the boundary to bring up his third Test ton (143b, 10x4) - all made against England and second in as many matches. That was a gift from Pietersen, short and wide. Time for drinks, Australia lead by 367.
Over 44 - Australia 190/4 (Rogers 98, Bailey 41)
Rogers pulls a short ball from Broad off his glove down to fine-leg for three. Broad not happy with the fielding (!), Pietersen the guilty party, opting to use his foot rather than bend down and pick it up on the boundary.
Over 43 - Australia 186/4 (Rogers 95, Bailey 41)
There is quite a bit of rough for Pietersen to aim at outside the left-handed Rogers' off-stump. Not great news for England, who have eight southpaws in their line-up. A single for each batsman in the over.
Over 42 - Australia 184/4 (Rogers 94, Bailey 40)
Broad gets a chance from the other end, replacing Anderson. Bailey clips towards midwicket for three, Borthwick just hauling it in just short of the rope. Rogers gets a single via a combination of inside edge and pad to move within a hit of his century.
Over 41 - Australia 180/4 (Rogers 93, Bailey 37)
Bailey dabs down to third-man for three after Pietersen drops just a touch short. Rogers is beaten by one that spins sharply past his outside edge and then moves into the 90s with a couple of late cuts, the first for two runs and the second to the boundary as Pietersen drops too short again.
Over 40 - Australia 171/4 (Rogers 87, Bailey 34)
Rogers eases a drive through the covers for four, commanding shot. Rogers edges a cut just short of gully to finish Anderson's over. He's still persisting with round-the-wicket to Rogers, a tactic that hasn't really worked.
Over 39 - Australia 167/4 (Rogers 83, Bailey 34)
Rare treat: Pietersen is on to bowl some off-spin. He didn't bowl a single delivery in Test cricket during 2013. He's round-the-wicket to the right-handed Bailey with a slip and short-leg in place. Decent over until the final delivery, a full toss that he gets away with to complete a maiden. Wonder how Borthwick feels right now...
Over 38 - Australia 167/4 (Rogers 83, Bailey 34)
Australia dealing in singles during the fourth over of Anderson's spell. One for each batsman, plus a leg-bye extends Australia's lead to 338.
Over 37 - Australia 164/4 (Rogers 82, Bailey 33)
Rogers on the charge with back-to-back boundaries, the first one cut away after Stokes dropped short and wide, the second driven down the ground just to the off-side of straight in fine style. Stokes also operating from round-the-wicket to left-handed Rogers.
Over 36 - Australia 156/4 (Rogers 74, Bailey 33)
No third-man and Bailey gets four off Anderson with a controlled outside edge that races away in the gap between second slip and gully.
Over 35 - Australia 152/4 (Rogers 74, Bailey 29)
Early bowling change, Stokes on for Broad. Bailey is beaten outside off-stump by Stokes' first delivery, good line but didn't do much and the batsman just poked at it. Bailey gets off strike with a quick drop-and-run single towards mid-off.
Over 34 - Australia 151/4 (Rogers 74, Bailey 28)
Half-shout for lbw from Anderson against Rogers, who was surprised by a delivery that nipped back off the pitch. Was too high and also sliding past leg-stump. There is some cloud cover this morning, not bad conditions to bowl in. Another maiden for Anderson.
Over 33 - Australia 151/4 (Rogers 74, Bailey 28)
Bailey strokes the first boundary of the morning back down the ground between Broad and mid-off. And he follows up with the second later in the over, this time clipped to midwicket. Gentle stuff from Broad, who donates a no-ball to Australia's cause for good measure.
Over 32 - Australia 142/4 (Rogers 74, Bailey 20)
Anderson is round-the-wicket straight away to the left-handed Rogers, who plays out a maiden in defensive mode. No sign of swing for either of England's senior bowlers first up.
Over 31 - Australia 142/4 (Rogers 74, Bailey 20)
Broad gets us under way this morning and Rogers, eyeing his second century in as many Tests, tucks the first run of the day off his hip for a single. Bailey, who could do with a score today to confirm his place in Australia's squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa, is content to see out the remainder of the over in defence.
Both sets of players walk out on to the field to present Glenn McGrath with pink versions of the Australia and England Test caps. Play now about to get under way.
There's still plenty of grass covering the pitch, but there are cracks underneath. Not Perth cracks, but cracks nonetheless. As has been the case throughout the game, expect the ball to do a bit off the seam, the odd ball to stick in the pitch and a bit of the old variable bounce. Batting won't be - or at least shouldn't be - easy here.
Bit more cloud around at the SCG today, but some forecasts from earlier in the week that suggested a bit of rain today appear to have been wide of the mark.
It's Jane McGrath Day at the SCG. The ground and everyone in it has turned pink. By the end of it, Australia could be tickled pink by a 5-0 Ashes whitewash. Yeah. Sorry about that (scoreline and gag). The current state of play: Australia are 140/4 and lead by 311, which is more than enough. They've got three days to complete the victory, which is more than enough.
- 3rd - 7th Jan 2014
- England won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Sydney Cricket Ground
- A S Dar, M Erasmus
- TV Umpire
- A L Hill
- Match Referee
- R S Madugalle
- Reserve Umpire
- P Wilson
england BATTING CARD
|A.N. Cook||c Haddin b Johnson||7|
|M.A. Carberry||c Haddin b Johnson||43|
|I.R. Bell||c Warner b Harris||16|
|K.P. Pietersen||c Bailey b Harris||6|
|G.S. Ballance||lbw Johnson||7|
|B.A. Stokes||b Harris||32|
|J.M. Bairstow||c Bailey b Lyon||0|
|S.G. Borthwick||c Clarke b Lyon||4|
|S.C.J. Broad||b Harris||42|
|J.M. Anderson||Not out||1|
|W.B. Rankin||c Clarke b Harris||0|
|Extras||1nb, 5b, 2lb||8|
|Total||All Out, 31.4 Overs||166|