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Ashes 2013: Australia Vs England – 3rd Test (13,14,15,16,17 December 2013) – Results, Review and Statistical Highlights

The 3rd Test match of the Ashes 2013 series between Australia and England between 13th to 17th december 2013 kicked off with Australia winning the toss and electing to bat first.  This was a must win game for the Englishmen if they needed to have any hope of saving the series.  To know about what went down during the course of the match, Read on for the complete Results, Review and Statistical Highlights below.

Statistical Highlights

CricketSteven Smith was the star of the Aussie batting during their first innings as he scored an impressive century to help them reach a score of 385.  There were useful contributions by David Warner and Brad Haddin as well who made half centuries.  As far as England’s bowling was concerned, Stuart Broad picked up 3 wickets while James Anderson and Graeme Swann picked up 2 wickets each.

England’s first innings kicked off with a useful knock by their captain Alastair Cook who made an impressive 72 but apart from him no one in the team was able to make a useful contribution which resulted int hem being bundled out for 251.  As far as Australia’s bowling was concerned, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle picked up 3 wickets each.

Australia were in a lead before they started their second innings.  An impressive century by David Warner and Shane Watson helped them reach a target of 369/6 before they declared which meant England needed to score 504 to win the match which looked improbable.  As far as England’s bowling was concerned, Tim Bresnan and Ben Stokes picked up 2 wickets.

During their second innings, England were under massive pressure.  Ben Stokes brilliant Century and Ian Bell’s half century were not good enough for them to save/win the match for the team.  As far as Australia’s bowling was concerned, Mitchell Johnson picked up 4 wickets.

Take a look at the scorecard of the entire match below.

Australia 1st innings Dismissal R B 4s 6s SR
CJL Rogers run out (Anderson) 11 9 2 0 122.22
DA Warner c Carberry b Swann 60 77 8 1 77.92
SR Watson c Swann b Broad 18 29 3 0 62.06
MJ Clarke* c Cook b Swann 24 44 5 0 54.54
SPD Smith c †Prior b Anderson 111 208 14 2 53.36
GJ Bailey c Pietersen b Broad 7 12 1 0 58.33
BJ Haddin† c Anderson b Stokes 55 100 5 2 55
MG Johnson c †Prior b Broad 39 62 6 0 62.9
PM Siddle c †Prior b Bresnan 21 36 3 0 58.33
RJ Harris c Root b Anderson 12 19 1 0 63.15
NM Lyon not out 17 25 4 0 68
Extras (lb 6, w 3, nb 1) 10
Total (all out; 103.3 overs) 385 (3.71 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-13 (Rogers, 1.6 ov), 2-52 (Watson, 10.3 ov), 3-106 (Clarke, 22.2 ov), 4-129 (Warner, 30.4 ov), 5-143 (Bailey, 34.3 ov), 6-267 (Haddin, 70.5 ov), 7-326 (Johnson, 88.2 ov), 8-338 (Smith, 91.5 ov), 9-354 (Harris, 95.5 ov), 10-385 (Siddle, 103.3 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
JM Anderson 23 5 60 2 2.6 (1w)
SCJ Broad 22 2 100 3 4.54 (1w)
TT Bresnan 23.3 4 81 1 3.44
BA Stokes 17 3 63 1 3.7 (1nb, 1w)
GP Swann 17 0 71 2 4.17
JE Root 1 0 4 0 4
England 1st innings Dismissal R B 4s 6s SR
AN Cook* c Warner b Lyon 72 153 10 0 47.05
MA Carberry b Harris 43 76 8 1 56.57
JE Root c †Haddin b Watson 4 16 1 0 25
KP Pietersen c Johnson b Siddle 19 59 3 0 32.2
IR Bell lbw b Harris 15 71 2 0 21.12
BA Stokes c †Haddin b Johnson 18 57 3 0 31.57
MJ Prior† c †Haddin b Siddle 8 24 1 0 33.33
TT Bresnan c †Haddin b Harris 21 29 4 0 72.41
SCJ Broad lbw b Johnson 5 13 1 0 38.46
GP Swann not out 19 23 4 0 82.6
JM Anderson c Bailey b Siddle 2 9 0 0 22.22
Extras (b 11, lb 7, w 5, nb 2) 25
Total (all out; 88 overs) 251 (2.85 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-85 (Carberry, 25.4 ov), 2-90 (Root, 30.5 ov), 3-136 (Cook, 48.4 ov), 4-146 (Pietersen, 51.5 ov), 5-190 (Bell, 70.3 ov), 6-198 (Stokes, 73.6 ov), 7-207 (Prior, 77.3 ov), 8-229 (Broad, 81.4 ov), 9-233 (Bresnan, 84.1 ov), 10-251 (Anderson, 87.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
RJ Harris 22 10 48 3 2.18 (1nb)
MG Johnson 22 7 62 2 2.81 (1nb)
SR Watson 12 3 48 1 4
PM Siddle 16 5 36 3 2.25 (1w)
NM Lyon 16 6 39 1 2.43
Australia 2nd innings Dismissal R B 4s 6s SR
CJL Rogers c Carberry b Bresnan 54 135 8 0 40
DA Warner c Stokes b Swann 112 140 17 2 80
SR Watson run out (Bresnan) 103 108 11 5 95.37
MJ Clarke* b Stokes 23 53 2 0 43.39
SPD Smith c sub (JM Bairstow) b Stokes 15 50 0 0 30
GJ Bailey not out 39 30 3 3 130
BJ Haddin† c Swann b Bresnan 5 6 1 0 83.33
MG Johnson not out 0 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 8, lb 5, w 5) 18
Total (6 wickets dec; 87 overs) 369 (4.24 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-157 (Rogers, 43.1 ov), 2-183 (Warner, 48.5 ov), 3-223 (Clarke, 63.5 ov), 4-301 (Smith, 79.1 ov), 5-331 (Watson, 83.1 ov), 6-340 (Haddin, 85.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
JM Anderson 19 5 105 0 5.52 (1w)
TT Bresnan 14 3 53 2 3.78
BA Stokes 18 1 82 2 4.55
GP Swann 27 8 92 1 3.4
JE Root 9 1 24 0 2.66
England 2nd innings (target: 504 runs) Dismissal R B 4s 6s SR
AN Cook* b Harris 0 1 0 0 0
MA Carberry lbw b Watson 31 53 6 0 58.49
JE Root c †Haddin b Johnson 19 88 1 0 21.59
KP Pietersen c Harris b Lyon 45 57 6 1 78.94
IR Bell c †Haddin b Siddle 60 93 7 1 64.51
BA Stokes c †Haddin b Lyon 120 195 18 1 61.53
MJ Prior† c †Haddin b Johnson 26 72 3 0 36.11
TT Bresnan c Rogers b Johnson 12 40 1 0 30
GP Swann c Smith b Lyon 4 6 1 0 66.66
SCJ Broad not out 2 7 0 0 28.57
JM Anderson c Bailey b Johnson 2 8 0 0 25
Extras (b 13, lb 13, w 6) 32
Total (all out; 103.2 overs) 353 (3.41 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Cook, 0.1 ov), 2-62 (Carberry, 18.6 ov), 3-76 (Root, 27.3 ov), 4-121 (Pietersen, 39.2 ov), 5-220 (Bell, 59.6 ov), 6-296 (Prior, 85.2 ov), 7-336 (Stokes, 98.2 ov), 8-347 (Swann, 100.2 ov), 9-349 (Bresnan, 101.3 ov), 10-353 (Anderson, 103.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
RJ Harris 19 2 73 1 3.84
MG Johnson 25.2 6 78 4 3.07 (1w)
NM Lyon 22 5 70 3 3.18 (1w)
PM Siddle 26 11 67 1 2.57
SR Watson 11 1 39 1 3.54

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