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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

2015 The Ashes England Vs Australia Third Test @ Edgbaston July 29 - Aug 02,2015


England won the First Test Match at Cardiff by 169 Runs and lead the 5-Matche Series 1-0
 It has been 14 years for Australia to have won a test series in England

Australia have had a great 2015 so far.

A tri series (Australia,England and India)win at home was followed by a World Cup win. Then the Kangaroos simply massacred the West Indians in the Caribbean.

Ashes Result Summary
Total Tests = 336
Australia 138, England 105, Draws 93.
In Australia = 175
Australia 91, England 57, Draws 27.
In England = 161
England 48, Australia 47, Draws 66.

Australia and England have played 77 Ashes series till now, with Australia winning 37 of them and England 32 while 8 finished as draws.

Interestingly, both teams have whitewashed each other 3 times

The Last  Four Ashes Series Results

  • 2013-14 in Australia -Australia beats England 5-0

  • 2013 in England - England won the series 3-0 with wins at Trent Bridge,Lord's and Riverside Ground,Durham and the matches at the Old Trafford and Th Oval drawn

  • 2010-11 in Australia -  England won the series 3–1 with wins at ,Adelaidw,MCG and Sydney,drawing the Brisbane Test and losing theTest at Perth

  • 2009 in England -England won the series 2-1 with wins at Lord's and The Oval,drawing the two test matches at - Cardiff and  Edgbaston and losing the test match at Headingly,Leeds

2015 The Ashes Series Result

First Test Match @ Cardiff July 08-11,2015
England 430 and 289
Australia 308 and 242
Match Result -England won by 169 Runs
MOM - Joe Root for his 134 and 60  and 2/28(6 Overs in the 2nd innings

Second Test Match @ Lord's July 16-19,2015
Australia 566/8 Declared and 254/2 Declared
England 312 and 103
Match Result - Australia won by 405 Runs
MOM - Steve Smith for his 215 and 58 Runs

Third Test Match @Edgbaston,Birmingham July 29 - 31,2015
Australia 136 and 265
England  281 and 124/2
Match Result - England won by 8 wickets
MOM - Steven Finn(England )for his 2/38(10 Overs)and 6/79(21 Overs)

Team News for the Edgbaston Test Match

England's victory in Cardiff was followed by a punishing defeat at Lord's, and it is the task of Alastair Cook and Trevor Bayliss to ensure that Australia do not carry significant momentum from that result. England's form in their most recent six Tests - win, loss, win, loss, win, loss - might hint at bouncebackability, but it should be noted that the first two losses each marked the end of a series, so the wins that followed were against new opponents
England selectors dropped Gary Ballance and recall Jonny Bairstow, who last played Test cricket during the Ashes tour of Australia in 2013-14. 
England's un-Ballanced side needed some rearranging, so Bell will move up to No. 3, with Joe Root at No. 4 and Bairstow to slot in at No. 5
Australia have confirmed that Peter Nevill will be retained ahead of Brad Haddin, who withdrew from the Lord's Test for family reasons
Peter Nevill has retained his spot after a strong debut, and Chris Rogers appears set to play despite suffering a dizzy spell at Lord's. That might mean an unchanged XI, and Australia will hope not to add to their recent history of last-minute changes in Edgbaston Tests 

Day One Wednesday July 29,2015
Alastair Cook(C),Adam Lyth,Ian Bell,Joe Root,Jonathan Bairstow,Ben STokes,Jos Butler(WK),Moeen Ali,Stuart Broad,Steven Finn and James Anderson
David Warner,Chris Rogers,Steve Smith ,Michael Clarke,Adam Voges,Mitchell Marsh,Peter Nevill(WK),Mitchell Johnson,Mitchell Starc,Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon
Australia won the toss and chose to bat first 

Australia Scored 136/10 in 36.4 overs
Fall of Wickets(Australia)
David Warner                02(6 Balls)
Steve Smith                    07(18 Balls 4x1)
Michael Clarke               10(10 Balls 4x2)
Adam Voges                   16(34 Balls 4x3)
Mitchell Marsh                00(3 Balls)
Peter Nevill                     02(8 Balls)
Mitchell Johnson              03(6 Balls)

Chris Rogers                    52(89 Balls 4x9) -13th Test Match Fifty in 23 Tests(45 Innings)
Mitchell Starc                   11(20 Balls 4x1)
Nathan Lyon                     11(11 Balls 4x2)
Josh Hazzlewood              14*(16 Balls 4x3)
Wicket Takers (England)
James Anderson           6/47(14.4 Overs)
Steven Finn                   2/38(10 Overs)
Stuart Broad                  2/44(12 Overs)

England Scored 133/3 in 29 Overs
Fall of Wickets(England)
Adam Lyth                   10(30 Balls 4x1)
Alastair Cook               34(48 Balls 4x5)
Ian Bell                         53(56 Balls 4x10)-44th Test Match Fifty in 113 Test(195 Innings)
Joe Root                       30*
Jonny Bairstow              01*

 Day Two Thursday July 30,2015

Resuming from 133/3,England scored 281/10 in 67.1 Overs
Fall of Wickets(England)
Jonny Bairstow              05(12 Balls 4x1)
Ben Stokes                     00(2 Balls)
Joe Root                         63(75 Balls 4x9 and 6x1)-13th Test Match Fifty in 30 Tests (54 Innings)
Jos Butler                        09(38 Balls 4x1)
Stuart Broad                    31(55 Balls 4x3)
Moeen Ali                       59(78 Balls 4x11)-4th Test Match Fifty in 14 Tests (22 Innings)
James Anderson              03(2 Balls)
Steven Finn                      00*(7 Balls)
Wicket Takers(Australia)
Nathan Lyon                  3/36(13 Overs)
Josh Hazzlewood           3/74(15 Overs)
Mitchell Johnson            2/66(16 Overs)
Mitchell Starc                 2/71(16.1 Overs) 
Australia  2nd Innings 168/7 in 55 Overs
Fall of Wickets(Australia)
Chris Rogers                06(13 Balls 4x1)
Steve Smith                  08(27 Balls 4x1)
Michael Clarke             03(19 Balls)
Adam Voges                00(1 Ball)
Mitchell Marsh            06(24 Balls)
David Warner             77(62 Balls 4x11)-17th Test Match Fifty in 41 Tests(78 Innings)
Mitchell Johnson        14(38 Balls 4x1)

Mitchell Johnson Joins 300 Wickets Club


Mitchell Johnson became the fifth Australian to pass the 300-wicket milestone with the third ball of his opening over, producing a snorting, short-pitched delivery that a leaping Bairstow could only fend to Peter Nevill behind the stumps
Jonny Bairstow of England gloves a delivery from Mitchell Johnson and is caught by wicketkeeper 
The pair - Mitchell Johnson and Peter Nevill combined again two balls later when Ben Stokes became Johnson's 301st victim with another venomous effort that cannoned off the batsman's gloves to give the tourists the perfect start after the first day dominated by the hosts

Mitchell Johnson achieved the feat of taking 300+ test wickets in just 69 Tests, at an average of 27.62

In recent years Mitchell Johnson has been England’s bête noire, picking up 47 wickets in eight matches against Alastair Cook’s side since 2013, at a frightening average of just 17.19

Cricket Australia decided to honour Johnson’s personal milestone with a bizarre tweet depicting the fast bowler as King Leonidas from the film 300

Mitchell Johnson becomes only the fifth Australian bowler to reach 300 wickets, and is now just nine victims behind Brett Lee who retired in 2008 with 310 Test Wickets

Mitchell Johnson stats graphic

Mitchell Johnson's milestone was clocked up in his 69th Test - in quicker time than Lee, who recorded the feat in his 73rd appearance, but behind Lillee (56), Warne (63) and McGrath (64)

Day Three Friday July 31,2015
Resuming from 168/7,Australia scored 265/10 in 79.1 Overs
Fall of Wickets(Australia)
Peter Nevill                   59(147 Balls 4x7)-Maiden Test Match Fifty
Josh Hazzlewood          11(20 Balls 4x1)
Mitchell Starc                58(108 Balls 4x6 and 6x1)-5th Test Match Fifty in 20 Test(30 Innings)
Nathan Lyon                 12*(16 Balls 4x2)

Wicket Takers(England)
Steven Finn                 6/79(21 Overs)
James Anderson          1/15(8.3 Overs)
Ben Stokes                  1/28(11 Overs)
Stuart Broad                1/61(20 Overs)
Moeen Ali                    1/64(16.1 Overs) 

England 2nd Innings Scored 124/2 in 32.1 Overs( Target 121 Runs ) 
Fall of Wickets(England)
Alastair Cook               07(12 Balls)
Adam Lyth                   12(28 Balls 4x3)
Ian Bell                         65*(90 Balls 4x10) - 45th Test Match Fifty in 113 Test(196 Innings)
Joe Root                       38*(63 Balls 4x6 and 6x1)
Wicket Takers(Australia)
Josh Hazzlewood           1/21(7 Overs)
Mitchell Starc                 1/33(6 Overs)

Australia 136 and 265
England   281 and 124/2Match Result - England won by 8 wickets
MOM - Steven Finn(England) 

Series Result - England led the 5-match series 2-1

England thrashed Australia by eight wickets within three days in the Ashes Edgbaston Test to complete a remarkable turnaround after their 405-run defeat in the second Test at Lord's

Victory achieved on Day Three with more than two days to spare, saw England go 2-1 up in the five-match Ashes series

Ian Bell delighted a capacity crowd at his Warwickshire home ground with a sparkling unbeaten fifty as England beat Australia by eight wickets to win the third Test at Edgbaston on Friday July 31,2015

Ian Bell England v Australia Ashes 2015

Ian Bell was 65 not out and Joe Root, who struck the winning boundary off Mitchell Marsh, 38 not out

Ian Bell walks off ahead of Joe Root and the Australia team

James Anderson, England's all-time most successful Test bowler but wicketless in the 2nd Test Match at Lord's, led the way with an Ashes-best six for 47 as Australia were dismissed for just 136 in their first innings.
However,on Friday July 31,2015, he had been ruled out of both the remainder of this match and next week's fourth Test at Trent Bridge with a side strain suffered while bowling on Thursday July 30,2015

Earlier Australia resumedfrom 168/7, 23 runs ahead and the two not out batsmen overnight, Peter Nevill and Starc, both went on to make fifties and shared an eighth-wicket stand of 64 that boosted Australia's second innings total to 265 all out.
England fast bowler Steven Finn, recalled for his first Test in two years following an injury to Mark Wood, led the attack with his best figures

This was the first Ashes Test to feature no centuries since the Sydney Test in January 2007

James Anderson and Steven Finn are the first pair of England bowlers to take six-wicket hauls in an Ashes Test since Ian Botham and Bob Willis in the Headingley Test of 1981.

Michael Clarke has now lost 10 Tests in England -the most ever by an Australian



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