Ashes 2021-22 fifth Test, day two: Australia v England – live! | Sport

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WICKET! Carey b Woakes 24 (Australia 280-9)

Bowled! Carey chops on to Woakes. He half-prods ahead, however inside edges it onto his stumps. A little bit of bounce? It takes leg bail.

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seventieth over: Australia 280-8 (Carey 24, Lyon 19)

The quick tactic continues from Wooden, however Carey will get inside the road of the third ball and parries it to wonderful leg for 4. He pulls the subsequent to deep sq. for one (“good cricket”). Wooden will get two at Lyon and he smashes it out of the bottom for six! Youngsters begin scurrying out on to the bottom to seek out it. I don’t assume that landed on the roof, that cleared it! There’ll be a brand new ball now, received’t there? These are precious runs. Wooden goes over the wicket – a win for Lyon – however it doesn’t matter, Lyon obliterates this one for six too! Straight onto the hill! What a shot, that’s sensational batting. Wooden was inflicting worry till this level, Lyon has sat him down. What a riposte. Wooden has now conceded 100+ runs.

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69th over: Australia 263-8 (Carey 19, Lyon 7)

Woakes (1-50 off 12) replaces Broad, and his first is clipped for 2 by Carey, who pressures the hatless Broad along with his working and elicits the misfield. Similar once more, however it’s only one to Broad, whose huge brim is now again on. Much less fireplace this over, three from it.

From John Little through electronic mail: “For all of the naysayers, England are unbeaten this yr. Greater than may be mentioned for Bangladesh, India and New Zealand…. only a matter of perspective.” That’s the spirit, John.


11.14pm EST


68th over: Australia 260-8 (Carey 16, Lyon 7)

So, Wooden succeeds towards Cummins, bringing Lyon to the crease. Similar ball, however Lyon hits down. Wooden is now bowling bouncers each supply, together with to Carey. The Australian bats are virtually dealing with chest on, legs huge aside, midway to the crouch upon launch. Wooden’s at Carey’s chest, Carey stays leg facet of it, and he slices it – with management – down to 3rd for one. Lyon then pulls Wooden for six! It splits Wooden and Crawley who have been making floor on it. Lyon performs that shot effectively, one knee up in fact. That mentioned, I’m most likely backing Wooden right here. Wooden is just too quick, subsequent supply.

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11.10pm EST


WICKET! Cummins c Crawley b Wooden 2

Cummins accepts the invitation to drag, he’s not in management, it will get too excessive on him and Cummins – who barely took his eye off the ball as he performed the shot – hit it straight down Crawley’s throat at deep sq.. Cummins was in bother dealing with Woof from the off… Wooden’s tactic is working.

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67th over: Australia 252-7 (Carey 15, Cummins 2)

Carey chases a large one from the round-the -wicket Broad, and his inside edge simply misses the stumps. In the meantime, a smoke alarm goes off inside my home, and it isn’t for smoke causes. Nobody is residence. Now I’ve selections to make. It’s not a battery problem. I feel I’ve solved it. Anyway, Carey hooks one to wonderful leg for one and Cummins is defending to cowl. Broad sends a fielder to the boundary and goes quick to Cummins who pulls vigorously, attaining one run to deep sq..


Thanks for the hyperlink Pezzylad. Having fun with your ideas in textual content as soon as once more. So England must rattle them out for 25 or so to make a recreation of it? Appeared flat on the market in a while yesterday.

January 15, 2022

I’d ordinarily assume the sport is sort of even, I simply have reservations about England’s capability to amass a match-winning rating. That mentioned, Root is due, and I’d wish to see it.

11.03pm EST


66th over: Australia 250-7 (Carey 14, Cummins 1)

The chest-guarded Cummins faces as much as Wooden, who continues with the quick stuff. There’s a large slip, somebody at third, and a bat pad. Cummins is uncomfortable. He someway will get one across the nook for one. Carey’s then backing away making an attempt to slap him via the off-side, however lacking. Funky fields and ways now. Carey’s again and throughout to the subsequent, which can also be quick, and he fends it into area behind sq. for one. Cummins has the final, and he’s leaping then ducking beneath. Whoosh. Cummins laughs as he meets Carey mid-pitch.

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sixty fifth over: Australia 248-7 (Carey 13, Cummins 0)

Broad’s in to Carey now. There’s two slips and a gully, however no pad pad to Australia’s keeper. Carey pulls him sweetly to the boundary rider for one. Cummins then works one to backward sq., through the pad, and Billings hares after it to maintain it to 1. Carey sees off the final.

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“Cease transferring the robotic,” is now formally my favorite sentence ever uttered on a cricket pitch. #Ashes

January 15, 2022

10.53pm EST


sixty fourth over: Australia 246-7 (Carey 12, Cummins 0)

There’s a bat pad for Wooden now. He nabs Starc as described. Cummins is subsequent, and Wooden is wayward down the legside however Billings gloves it brilliantly, sprawling to his left. Wooden is clearly making an attempt to shorten him up, as Cummins geese one other. So Wooden comes across the wicket and he hits Cummins. The skipper needed to duck, it wasn’t that top, and it careers into (what appears like) his forearm.

Not a fan of the @FoxCricket rover, then? 🤖#Ashes

January 15, 2022

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WICKET! Starc c Burns b Wooden 3 (Australia 246/7)

Wooden bangs it briefly, Starc is late on it – he prime edges it and it’s caught by a backwards-running Rory Burns at sq. leg, straightforward as you want. Starc regarded uncomfortable dealing with Wooden, and Wooden will get his man.

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63rd over: Australia 246-6 (Carey 12, Starc 3)

Broad’s too straight, permitting Carey to tuck him off his hip to sq. leg for one. Some chat on radio right here about who’s forward … most agree Australia are by advantage of England lacking their alternative within the first session. Have to be mentioned the pitch does now appear decidedly extra docile than yesterday. Mike Atherton can also be noting that there have been some whispers that Craig Overton was set to play yesterday, earlier than Ollie Robinson was included last-minute. I write this as we watch Ben Stokes search an inspection of the pink ball from the umpire but once more. The cricket’s again on, and Starc appears way more comfy coming ahead to Broad than the man on the different finish. One thing’s occurring right here … Broad has to drag out of his run-up, simply earlier than his collect, and he’s immensely postpone by the Fox SpiderCam, or FoxCam, or no matter it’s referred to as. He remonstrates with it. Michael Vaughan laughs nervously, earlier than they reduce to SpiderCam.

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62nd over: Australia 244-6 (Carey 11, Starc 2)

Wooden’s first is timed fairly properly off Starc’s pads for one. Wooden’s working in arduous – although I suppose he all the time is. Carey will get one to wonderful leg. His accomplice Starc rides a throat ball into the bottom fairly simply, prods the subsequent to mid-on trying a bit of jumpy, and that’s the over.

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10.37pm EST


61st over: Australia 242-6 (Carey 10, Starc 1)

Broad accompanies Wooden. Starc drives handsomely early on however Stokes strikes round at mid off and throws the stumps down, too. Starc will get one for his bother and is off the mark. Carey is making an attempt to drive the subsequent, however can’t beat mid off. The subsequent one is in the identical space: Carey leaves, intentionally.

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sixtieth over: Australia 241-6 (Carey 10, Starc 0)

Wooden begins with a reasonably sharp yorker to Carey, he jams it to sq. leg. Solely three balls on this over, not a foul one to begin with. Subsequent one beats Carey all finally ends up, large attraction, Wooden is arm aloft celebrating … however then there’s doubt, and no overview, and replays affirm Carey was nowhere close to it. Carey defends the final to mid-off.

I mentioned it was cloudy on display. Nicely, the solar’s out now! Jerusalem is rung and sung. We’re away.

10.28pm EST


Acquaint your self with the state of issues with Geoff Lemon’s piece from yesterday …

10.25pm EST


Climate replace

90% likelihood of rain (1-3mm), cloudy, any rain can be late afternoon, night.

It appears cloudy on display, however the whole lot’s in readiness to begin on time.

10.23pm EST


Seems to be like Ollie Robinson is struggling…

Ali Martin

Ollie Robinson nonetheless battling again spasms – received’t be capable of bowl within the first session however will discipline in case he’s able to later. England will hope he’s bought his toes up by then…

January 15, 2022

10.15pm EST



Morning, afternoon, night all. Nicely, we have been handled to a whirlwind yesterday, weren’t we? From 12-3 and requires Bellerive to be stripped of Check standing, to a run-a-ball hundred from Head, to additional supply of The Cam Inexperienced Promise, and that ceaseless surprise about what James Anderson may and would have completed with all of it.

All in all, Australia completed with 241-6 – a scoreline most can be happy with after a full day’s play, solely that this was achieved in 59.3 overs. Maybe this isn’t fairly the Chief Govt’s Wicket predicted forward of the sport.

Nonetheless, each groups can be hoping to push issues on at present. For Australia, fast runs and a shot at England beneath lights, and for England, crossed fingers that the Bellerive wicket does flatten out, as is the native promise.

How are you seeing issues out of your vantage level? Let me know through electronic mail at [email protected] or on the Twitters @sjjperry.

Climate and different preliminary materials up subsequent…

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