Hilfenhaus mops up England tail
Womens nike air max shoes nike air max 90 men australia has begun its run chase in the fifth and final Ashes Test against England, after a businesslike performance from swing bowler Ben Hilfenhaus.
Hilfenhaus (371) snared the wickets of James Anderson (0) and Stuart Broad to end England’s first innings on 332 runs.
While Hilfenhaus has been lauded for his consistency throughout the tour, it was persistent Australian paceman Peter Siddle who forced his way through the English batting lineup on day one to keep the match on level terms at The Oval.
On a dry and dusty deck offering little assistance for the quicks, Siddle (463 off 18.3 overs) produced a typically wholehearted performance as the home side slipped to 8307 at stumps.
England were setting the foundation for an imposing first innings total at 2176 before the Victorian collected the key scalps of Paul womens nike air max shoes Collingwood (24) and Ian Bell (72) either side of the tea break.
Troublesome tailender Stuart Broad (26no) was left unbeaten at the close after Graeme Swann (18) was dismissed off the final ball of the day.
Mercurial quick Mitchell Johnson (269) played his part in Australia’s revival late in the day by removing Matt Prior (18) and Andrew Flintoff (7).
There was already dust flying off The Oval pitch and parttime spinner Marcus North was introduced well before the tea break as Australia pondered the wisdom of a fourman pace attack.
After England opted to bat first, Siddle looked in the groove from his opening over.
He generated good pace and picked up Alastair Cook (10) in the sixth over with a ball that angled across the opener and was edged to Ponting at second slip.
The man nicknamed Sid Vicious instantly upped the ante against Bell, producing a nasty short ball that flicked the batsman’s wrist before carrying to the wicketkeeper.
Johnson stepped up the attack on the Warwickshire batsman, his first three balls were all short nike air max 90 men and on another day Bell might have lost his wicket to any of them.
Strauss took action and farmed the strike against the leftarmer and Johnson started to have a recurrence of the control problems in the capital that he suffered at Lord’s.
The English skipper lifted the scoring rate just before lunch and reached his half century by hitting Siddle for three fours in an over.
But having looked so assured at the crease, Strauss then fell soon after lunch although he was unlucky as the delivery that claimed him should have been called a noball with umpire Billy Bowden missing Ben Hilfenhaus (159) overstepping the mark.
Australian started to slow the scoring down and not long before tea Siddle livened up proceedings with a fiery spell that included 21 in 19 balls either side nike air max 90 men of the break.
He ended Collingwood’s painful hourandahalf stay by sucking the veteran into driving a wide ball and then had Bell’s number, he insideedged the first ball he faced after the interval into his off stump.
Debutant Jonathan Trott (41) and Prior steadied England’s innings before Johnson brought the wicketkeeper undone with a slower ball, the paceman again making up for his ordinary start with a strong finish.
Flintoff was given a standing ovation on his way out nike air max 90 men to the crease in his final Test and Johnson put a short ball into Flintoff’s shoulder soon afterwards nike air max 90 men.