Special Sub-Topic: Third Ashes Test 2005
|What was the result of the match?|
It was drawn. After five incredible days of cricket, Australia's batsmen managed to hold out to secure a draw. At stumps on day five the score was England 444 & 6/280(declared), Australia 302 & 9/371.
|Who was named 'Man of the Match'?|
Ricky Ponting. Australian captain Ricky Ponting scored 156 runs and batted for 93 overs in the fourth innings, securing a vital draw to keep the series levelled at 1-1.
|Australian spinner Shane Warne passed a career milestone in this match. What was it?|
600 wickets. In the first innings Warne dismissed English opener Marcus Trescothick to become the first player in Test cricket history to take 600 wickets. He made 90 runs in the second innings, his second highest batting score (his highest is 99).
|How many runs did English captain Michael Vaughn score in the first innings?|
166. It was his first big score of the series. He made 166 off 215 balls before eventually being caught by McGrath off the bowling of Simon Katich.
|Which Australian player was cleared from a knee injury to start in this test?|
Brett Lee. Brett Lee was cleared of an knee injury, Glenn McGrath was cleared of an ankle injury, Michael Clarke suffered a back injury in the first innings, and Matthew Hayden wasn't injured.
|Which English bowler took six wickets in an innings?|
Simon Jones. He took 6/53 off 17.5 overs, including six maidens, in the second innings.
|Substitute Australian fielder Brad Hodge took two catches in the match.|
t. He caught Pietersen in the first innings and Vaughn in the third. He came on to substitute for injured Michael Clarke.
|Australia's number 11 batsman Glenn McGrath did not get out at all in the match.|
t. He remained not out in both innings.
|In this match Aussie paceman Glenn McGrath broke a record previously held by Courtney Walsh. What was this record?|
Highest career aggregate runs for a number 11. McGrath started the match with an aggregate of 550 and made a total of six runs during the match. Courtnay Walsh's record was 553.
|Michael Vaughn made a century in the first innings. Which English batsman made a century in the third innings?|
Andrew Strauss. He made 106 off 161 before being caught by Damien Martyn off the bowling of Glenn McGrath.
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