Australia vs England 3rd Test at Manchester, 01 Aug, 2013

Toss: Australia, who chose to bat first
Match drawn
2
Australia, who chose to bat first
England 37/3 in 20.3 Overs
Current Run rate: 1.8

Australia 527/7 (146) & 172/7 (36)

England 368/10 (139.3) & 37/3 (20.3)

Player of the Match: MJ Clarke
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
13
57
1
0
22.81
25
2090
200*
55.00
4
14
0
0
28.57
108
7311
235
44.57
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
3.3
0
8
1
2.29
56
192
6/54
30.45
1
0
2
0
2
108
31
6/9
37.93
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Current Partnership: 10 runs, 4.2 overs, RR: 2.31 (IR Bell, Joe Root )
Last Wicket: KP Pietersen 8(16)

Over 21.0  

Official news from Manchester is that play has been abandoned because of heavy rain and the Third Test ends in a draw. England have retained the Ashes with an unassailable lead of 2-0.
It is still raining at Old Trafford and Tea has been taken. There is not much of time left in this Test match. Very soon play could be abandoned because of the heavy rain.
Oh dear and it has started to rain as well and the Aussies are walking off in disappointment. England would take this interruption happily.
20.3
2
Over 20.3 PM Siddle bowls a short and rising delivery to IR Bell, 2 runs, well this is a brute of a ball which explodes out of nowhere to smash the thumb of Bell and luckily for him flies over gully for a couple! Bell wants the physio to attend him. Time will be wasted and bad light and rain are likely to stop play any moment!
20.2
0
Over 20.2 PM Siddle bowls a short and rising delivery to IR Bell, no runs, moves back and defends it to point. The floodlights are in full glow.
20.1
0
Over 20.1 PM Siddle bowls a good length delivery to IR Bell, no runs, gets forward in defence and is beaten by one that held its line with bounce around off.
The rain has stopped and the players are back for action although the gloomy conditions prevail at Manchester. We have lost five overs due to the interruption. For sure more rain is in store.
Rain has arrived at Old Trafford and there is a delay to the post lunch session!
19.6
0
Over 19.6 MJ Clarke bowls it flat in the air to Joe Root, no runs, goes back and defends it. And that will be Lunch on the Final day with the Aussies needing 7 wickets for a win.
19.5
0
Over 19.5 MJ Clarke bowls a flighted delivery to Joe Root, no runs, goes back and punches it to cover point
19.4
1
Over 19.4 MJ Clarke bowls it flat in the air to IR Bell, 1 run, gets forward and drives it through covers for one
19.3
0
Over 19.3 MJ Clarke bowls it flat in the air to IR Bell, no runs, gets forward and defends it to the bowler.
19.2
0

Over 19.2MJ Clarke to IR Bell No runs ...

19.1
1
Over 19.1 MJ Clarke bowls it flat in the air to Joe Root, 1 run, goes back and works it behind squareleg for one
End of Over 19 (2 runs)   England 33/3

IR Bell 1/8 PM Siddle 3-0-6-1
Joe Root 12/54

18.6
0
Over 18.6 PM Siddle bowls it short of length to IR Bell, no runs, goes back and defends the low ball to point. Clarke is all set to bowl the final over before lunch!
18.5
0
Over 18.5 PM Siddle bowls it short of length to IR Bell, no runs, goes back and leaves it outside off to the keeper.
18.4
1
Over 18.4 PM Siddle bowls a pitched up delivery to Joe Root, 1 run, flicks it off the pads to square fine leg for one
18.3
0
Over 18.3 PM Siddle bowls a good length delivery to Joe Root, no runs, gets forward and edges it down to second slip.