Australia Vs England 2013 – 5th Ashes Test Results

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Australia Vs England 2013 – 5th Ashes Test Results, Review and Statistical Highlights

After England led the series 3-0 prior to the 5th Ashes test that took place between 21/08/2013 – 25/08/2013 it was about time for Australia to try to gain some form of pride by atleast getting one win under the belt.  Unfortunately for them it was not to be as the match was hindered by rain but to be honest there are a lot of positives for the Australians as far as their bowling is concerned.  To know exactly how the match turned out to be, Read on for the complete Australia Vs England 2013 Results along with the batting and bowling performance review and the statistical highlights of the match.

Statistical Highlights

The match officially kicked off with Australia winning the toss and electing to bat first.  They did quite well during the course of their first innings with Shane Watson and Steven Smith hitting impressive centuries as they ended their innings after making a score of 176 and 138.  This helped the Aussies reach a score of 492/9 before they declared their first innings.  As far as England’s bowling was concerned, James Anderson was once again the pick of their bowlers as he picked up 4 wickets.
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The first innings by the Englishmen kicked off with a good partnership between Joe Root and Alastair cook during the start as they complied 68 for the first wicket.  Joe Root and Kevin Pietersen were the pick of their batsmen as they scored 68 and 50 respectively before their innings came to a close at 377.  As far as Australia’s bowling in the first innings was concerned, James Faulkner made an impressive debut picking up 4 wickets.

There was a lot of rain disruption but eventually when the Aussies came into bat for their second innings on the 5th day they needed to set a target as quickly as possible to try and bowl out the Englishmen and win the match.  They declared at a score of 111/6 which left the Englismen to achieve a target of 227 to win the match and the series 4-0.  As far as England’s bowling was concerned, Stuart Broad picked up 4 wickets.

England’s second innings batting saw them really go after the target and they almost pulled off a victory after Kevin Pietersen and Joe Root made a score of 62 and 59 respectively.  They looked comfortable till the end after they needed 21 of 4 overs with 6 wickets in hand but unfortunately for them the light gave way for the results to show a thrilling draw.  Ryan Harris was the best highlights of their bowling as he picked up 2 wickets.

Take a look at the scorecard of the Australia Vs England 2013 – 5th Ashes Test Match below.

Australia 1st innings Dismissal R B 4s 6s SR
CJL Rogers c Trott b Swann 23 100 3 0 23
DA Warner c †Prior b Anderson 6 11 1 0 54.54
SR Watson c Pietersen b Broad 176 247 25 1 71.25
MJ Clarke* b Anderson 7 39 0 0 17.94
SPD Smith not out 138 241 16 2 57.26
PM Siddle b Anderson 23 27 2 0 85.18
BJ Haddin† b Trott 30 57 5 0 52.63
JP Faulkner c Trott b Woakes 23 21 4 0 109.52
MA Starc b Swann 13 8 1 0 162.5
RJ Harris c & b Anderson 33 27 1 2 122.22
NM Lyon not out 0 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 1, lb 12, w 2, nb 5) 20
Total (9 wickets dec; 128.5 overs; 567 mins) 492 (3.81 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-11 (Warner, 4.2 ov), 2-118 (Rogers, 33.1 ov), 3-144 (Clarke, 42.5 ov), 4-289 (Watson, 87.1 ov), 5-320 (Siddle, 94.4 ov), 6-385 (Haddin, 112.5 ov), 7-422 (Faulkner, 119.3 ov), 8-446 (Starc, 122.2 ov), 9-491 (Harris, 128.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
JM Anderson 29.5 4 95 4 3.18 (1w)
SCJ Broad 31 4 128 1 4.12 (4nb)
GP Swann 33 4 95 2 2.87
CR Woakes 24 7 96 1 4 (1w)
SC Kerrigan 8 0 53 0 6.62 (1nb)
IJL Trott 3 0 12 1 4
England 1st innings Dismissal B 4s 6s SR
AN Cook* c †Haddin b Harris 138 88 3 0 28.4
JE Root c Watson b Lyon 234 184 11 0 36.95
IJL Trott lbw b Starc 193 134 2 0 29.85
KP Pietersen c Watson b Starc 190 133 4 0 37.59
IR Bell c †Haddin b Faulkner 205 143 5 0 31.46
CR Woakes c Clarke b Harris 81 70 5 0 35.71
MJ Prior† c Starc b Faulkner 76 57 8 0 82.45
SCJ Broad b Starc 22 16 1 0 56.25
GP Swann b Faulkner 46 24 5 1 141.66
JM Anderson c †Haddin b Faulkner 2 10 1 0 40
SC Kerrigan not out 15 12 0 0 8.33
Extras (b 11, lb 10, w 5, nb 3)
Total (all out; 144.4 overs; 609 mins) 377 (2.60 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-68 (Cook, 31.3 ov), 2-118 (Root, 53.4 ov), 3-176 (Trott, 80.1 ov), 4-217 (Pietersen, 100.3 ov), 5-269 (Woakes, 121.6 ov), 6-299 (Bell, 128.5 ov), 7-315 (Broad, 134.1 ov), 8-363 (Prior, 138.6 ov), 9-368 (Anderson, 140.5 ov), 10-377 (Swann, 144.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
MA Starc 33 5 92 3 2.78 (2nb, 2w)
RJ Harris 28 10 64 2 2.28 (1nb)
JP Faulkner 19.4 3 51 4 2.59
PM Siddle 28 7 74 0 2.64 (1w)
NM Lyon 28 8 59 1 2.1
SPD Smith 8 3 16 0 2
Australia 2nd innings Dismissal R M 4s 6s SR
DA Warner c & b Anderson 12 37 2 0 42.85
SR Watson c Pietersen b Swann 26 50 2 1 81.25
JP Faulkner c †Prior b Broad 22 30 0 1 100
BJ Haddin† c †Prior b Broad 0 6 0 0 0
MJ Clarke* not out 28 47 3 0 100
SPD Smith c Swann b Broad 7 12 0 0 58.33
RJ Harris b Broad 1 2 0 0 50
MA Starc not out 13 16 2 0 100
Extras (lb 2) 2
Total (6 wickets dec; 23 overs; 106 mins) 111 (4.82 runs per over)
Did not bat CJL Rogers, PM Siddle, NM Lyon
Fall of wickets 1-34 (Warner, 8.3 ov), 2-44 (Watson, 11.1 ov), 3-50 (Haddin, 12.2 ov), 4-67 (Faulkner, 14.5 ov), 5-83 (Smith, 18.2 ov), 6-85 (Harris, 18.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JM Anderson 6 1 27 1 4.5
SCJ Broad 10 2 43 4 4.3
GP Swann 7 0 39 1 5.57
England 2nd innings (target: 227 runs) Dismissal B 4s 6s SR
AN Cook* lbw b Faulkner 81 53 4 0 64.15
JE Root c †Haddin b Harris 20 17 2 0 64.7
IJL Trott lbw b Faulkner 135 87 6 0 67.81
KP Pietersen c Warner b Harris 66 55 10 0 112.72
IR Bell run out (Starc) 33 17 1 0 100
CR Woakes not out 26 13 1 0 130.76
MJ Prior† not out 0 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 4, nb 2)
Total (5 wickets; 40 overs; 184 mins) 206 (5.15 runs per over)
Did not bat SCJ Broad, GP Swann, JM Anderson, SC Kerrigan
Fall of wickets 1-22 (Root, 4.5 ov), 2-86 (Cook, 19.5 ov), 3-163 (Pietersen, 34.1 ov), 4-170 (Trott, 35.3 ov), 5-206 (Bell, 39.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
RJ Harris 5 0 21 2 4.2 (1nb)
MA Starc 7 0 48 0 6.85 (1nb)
PM Siddle 3 0 16 0 5.33
NM Lyon 10 0 44 0 4.4
MJ Clarke 2 0 4 0 2
JP Faulkner 8 1 47 2 5.87
SR Watson 5 0 22 0 4.4

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