Dec 5, 2013
Aus 273/5 | Overs 91 | Clarke 48*, Haddin 7*
There is a massive appeal for LBW against Haddin. Broad bowls a good length delivery that jags back in and Haddin misses. The ball hits the top of the pads and the umpire says not out. Cook asks for the review, but replays show that the ball would have gone over the stumps. Frustrated with the decision, Broad bowls a quick bouncer and Haddin ducks underneath it.
Carberry gets a brilliant chance to dismiss Haddin at point. The Australia wicketkeeper-batsman slashes hard at a Panesar delivery, but gets a top-edge and the ball goes straight to Carberry. It should have been the simplest of catches, but he manages to somehow drop it. Clarke hits an on-drive for a four towards long-on. Stumps are called and Australia are at 273 for five on Day One.
Aus 259/5 | Overs 86 | Clarke 39*, Haddin 2* | OUT! Bailey 53 (93)
Quite surprisingly, Bailey allows Anderson to bowl a maiden over to him. Clarke does not seem very comfortable out there. His scoring-rate has reduced. It looks like he may be feeling some discomfort in his back. He is not running all that quickly between the wickets. Probably sensing the situation, Bailey too has just put on the brakes a little. Broad strikes as Bailey pulls a bouncer straight to Swann at square-leg. It was a fantastic catch diving high to his right. Brad Haddin is the new man in. He gets off the mark with two runs towards mid-on.
Aus 256/4 | Overs 82 | Clarke 38*, Bailey 53*
Stokes has been brought back into the attack. Bailey pulls a short ball from Stokes for a four through deep mid-wicket. Bailey then comes down the track and hits one over Swann’s head for another four. Bailey is in the mood and he charges at Panesar and went aerial and got a six over long-off. Anderson bowls one on Clarke’s pads and he whips it away for a four towards square-leg.
Bailey brings up his first Test half-century with a six over deep mid-wicket. Broad bowled a short one and Bailey went for the pull and connected well.
Aus 218/4 | Overs 75 | Clarke 28*, Bailey 25*
Broad bowls a maiden to Bailey. Swann comes from round the wicket and Clarke comes down the ground and whips one on the leg side. Joe Root dives high to his right at mid-wicket, but drops a relatively tough chance. The last few overs have belonged to England without having taken any wickets. There is a chance for a run-out as Bailey hits one straight back to Swann along the ground. Swann gets his hands on it and deflects it onto the stumps. Clarke could be short of his crease, but replays show that he was safely back.
Aus 205/4 | Overs 69 | Clarke 18*, Bailey 22*
Panesar’s session gets worse as he drops a return catch to dismiss Bailey. The batsman hit it hard, but it should have been taken as it went straight to Panesar at a catchable height. There is an appeal for caught behind as Broad bowls one to Bailey. Broad thought it was out, but the wicketkeeper and the slip fielders were not totally convinced. Bailey then hits one straight down the ground off Broad and gets three.
He then comes down the track and lofts Panesar for a six down the ground. The 200 is up for Australia.
Bad miss by Monty off his own bowling – Bailey on 10
— Jonathan Agnew (@Aggerscricket) December 5, 2013
Aus 190/4 | Overs 63 | Clarke 15*, Bailey 10*
The final session on Day One begins. George Bailey is the new man in. He gets off the mark with a cut shot off Panesar for two. Anderson then bowls a maiden over to Clarke. Panesar then bowls a long-hop and Bailey smacks that through covers for a four. Anderson then bowls one on middle and leg-stump and Clarke flicks it away for a four through mid-wicket. Panesar is not getting his length right as he drags another one short. Bailey obliges and pulls it for a four through mid-wicket.
Aus 174/4 | Overs 58.3 | Clarke 9* | OUT! Smith 6 (17)
Michael Clarke gets off the mark with a four off Anderson. The ball was swinging in and Clarke helped it along with a glance through the leg side. He then hit a short delivery from Panesar for another four through point. Anderson digs one in short and Steven Smith manages to get some bat onto that and gets a four towards the fine-leg region. Panesar strikes as he bowls Smith. The ball moves away from him and evades the bat and hits the stumps. Tea has been called now.
England take two wickets in five balls and suddenly two new batsmen are at the crease – reward for persistence
— Derek Pringle (@derekpringle) December 5, 2013
Aus 158/3 | Overs 53 | Clarke 0*, Smith 0* | OUT! Watson 51 (119), Rogers 72 (167)
Rogers is getting quite a few fours a now as he cuts a wide delivery from Broad behind point. Watson then gets to his half-century with a single through mid-wicket off Swann. This is Watson’s 21st Test half-century. Anderson has been brought back into the attack. He bowls one full to Rogers and the batsman plays a delightful cover drive to get a four.
Anderson strikes as Watson hits one straight back to him. The ball just stopped a little on Watson, but it was not a convincing shot. Next over, Swann strikes as Rogers edges one to Matt Prior behind the wickets.
Aus 135/1 | Overs 46 | Rogers 55*, Watson 48*
Broad has been brought back into the attack. Cook innovating now with the field placements. He has kept two fielders in the mid-wicket region for Watson. Rogers then cuts a short and wide delivery off Broad for a four through point to get to his half-century. The scoring has just slowed down a bit now. Broad then bowls one down the leg side and Watson gets a touch on it as it races away for a four towards fine-leg.
Aus 118/1 | Overs 40 | Rogers 48*, Watson 40*
After three maiden overs in-a-row, Watson comes down the track and lofts Panesar for a six straight down the ground. Stokes then drifts one onto Rogers’s pads and he whips it away for a four through mid-wicket. This period has not seen many runs, but Stokes bowls a wide delivery and Rogers smacks that for a four in front of point. Stokes then clips the stumps at the non-striker’s end and the umpire calls it as a no-ball. Rogers guides that in-between the slips and the gully for a four.
Ben Stokes: 658th player to make Test debut for Eng, was born in Christchurch, N Zealand.Father Gerard, played rugby for NZ & coaches Serbia
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 5, 2013
Aus 99/1 | Overs 34 | Rogers 36*, Watson 34*
There is a big appeal for LBW against Rogers. Panesar bowls one just outside off-stump and the ball spins into Rogers, who is rooted to his crease and misses. The ball hits the pads and all the England players close to the bat go up in appeal. The umpire says not out and captain Alastair Cook asks for the review. Hawk-Eye shows that the ball would have hit the top of leg-stump, but it was on marginal lines and the third umpire rules that it would be the on-field umpire’s call. So, not out. That was very close.
Panesar then bowls a loose one and Watson cuts for a four through extra-cover. That also brings up the 50-run partnership between the duo. Rogers then hits a flighted delivery off Swann for another four through cover. Panesar is not bowling well as he pitches one quite short and Rogers cuts it away for another four. Debutant Ben Stokes comes into bowl. For those who do not know, Stokes is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. His second ball is full and Watson drives well past mid-off for a four. But overall it is a good first over.
Aus 76/1 | Overs 26 | Rogers 25*, Watson 22*
Monty Panesar comes into the attack. He bowls a good tight first over giving one run away. Swann comes in from the other end as both spinners are now bowling at tandem. Panesar then bowls one short and Rogers forces it way past point as it races away towards the boundary. It could have reached the boundary if not for the fastest man in cricket — Michael Carberry, who keeps it to two. Watson then charges Swann and hits one straight over the bowler’s head for a four.
Swann looking like a different bowler than at the GABBA…much better out the hand…looking good…still a flat wicket
— Adam Hollioake (@adamhollioake) December 5, 2013
Aus 66/1 | Overs 20 | Rogers 21*, Watson 16*
Welcome back. Rogers hits a length delivery from Anderson through cover-point for a four. That brought up the 50 for Australia. He then pushes forward and hits one off Swann for a four through point. The batsmen are beginning to get the ones and twos a bit more often as they get settled in. Despite multiple rain delays, the sun is now shining brightly over the Adelaide Oval.
Aus 46/1 | Overs 14.2 | Rogers 7*, Watson 10*
Play resumes. Watson hits a full delivery from Broad past mid-off for a four. Next ball Broad bowls a slower one well outside off and Watson drives it square in-between point and cover for another four. Graeme Swann has been brought into the attack. He bowls a maiden over first up. Anderson continues and the rain comes back again.
Aus 37/1 | Overs 10.2 | Rogers 7*, Watson 1*
New batsman Shane Watson gets off the mark with a single towards midwicket off Anderson. Broad then bowls a maiden over to Watson. Anderson then bowls two deliveries off the 11th over when rain delays play again. We will be back with live updates when play resumes.
Aus 34/1 | Overs 8 | Rogers 5*, Watson 0* | OUT! Warner 29 (32)
Chris Rogers and David Warner open the batting for Australia. James Anderson starts proceedings and he bowls a maiden first up. There is a delay as a passing shower stops play for a few minutes. Once the rain goes away, Stuart Broad bowls the second over of the match. Warner gets off the mark with a single towards square-leg.
Warner then hits a four off Anderson through cover. Rogers then gets off the mark with a single in front of point off Broad. Warner then cuts one off Broad through backward point for another four. Warner is in the mood and he drives Broad straight down the ground for another four. Broad bowls a short delivery at Warner, but he pulls through mid-wicket for another four.
Warner departs to a nothing shot. Broad bowls one short and wide and Warner hits it straight to Michael Carberry at point.
In the last 10 test matches at the Adelaide oval the team batting first have scored more than 500 six times. #Ashes
— BBC TMS (@bbctms) December 5, 2013
Australia go in with an unchanged side that won in Brisbane at The Gabba in the first Test.
Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, George Bailey, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon.
England: Michael Carberry, Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Matt Prior (wk), Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Monty Panesar.
Hello I am Shrikant Shankar and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the Ashes 2013-14. Australia won the first Test in Brisbane at The Gabba by 381 runs to take a 1-0 lead. Can Australia make it 2-0 after Adelaide? Or can England square the series? Or is there a possibility of a draw? All these questions will be answered over the course of the next five days.
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