England tour of Australia, 2006/07 / Commentary

The Ashes - 2nd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 6 wickets

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Flintoff to Langer, OUT, short again, but this time Langer forced to play and the ball flies off the shoulder of the bat and Pietersen takes a good catch low to his right. Flintoff is mobbed by delirious team-mates as Langer slowly trudges off

JL Langer c Pietersen b Flintoff 4 (9m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 8/1   ML Hayden 3* (5b)   A Flintoff 1-0-4-1


Hoggard to Hayden, OUT, and the dangerman has gone early. A nothing shot from Hayden, to one which seamed a little bit away from him and that's pouched to Jones's left off a thin edge. There's been some good control from England and that's a great ball from Hoggard. Hayden strides off, a casual, rueful look back at the wicket

ML Hayden c †Jones b Hoggard 12 (57m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Australia 35/2   RT Ponting 16* (42b 2x4)   MJ Hoggard 7-1-18-1


Hoggard to Martyn, OUT, but he's gone this time! A hint of swing from Hoggard has Martyn playing away from his body and he gets a big edge on it. Ooh, now that's a good catch from Bell, low, and in his fingertips at gully. That's Hoggard's second wicket of the day and in truth he's deserved both

DR Martyn c Bell b Hoggard 11 (42m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Australia 65/3   RT Ponting 33* (67b 4x4)   MJ Hoggard 11.2-2-26-2


Hoggard to Ponting, OUT, and he's GONE! A terrific ball from Hoggard, superbly bowled in the corridor and just moving away ever so slightly from Ponting who came forward tentatively, prodding at it, the ball taking the outside edge and Jones swallows a simple catch

RT Ponting c †Jones b Hoggard 142 (353m 245b 12x4 0x6) SR: 57.95

Australia 257/4   MEK Hussey 80* (189b 6x4 1x6)   MJ Hoggard 20-2-49-3


Hoggard to Hussey, OUT, GODDIM! That's a thoroughly deserved wicket from Hoggard, Hussey trying to leave this but was too late, got a bottom edge and the ball crashed into his off stump. Terrific, tight, controlled bowling from Hoggard - all day, even at this late stage

MEK Hussey b Hoggard 91 (298m 212b 7x4 1x6) SR: 42.92

Australia 286/5   MJ Clarke 17* (23b 3x4)   MJ Hoggard 23.4-2-62-4


Giles to Gilchrist, OUT, and here he goes again, he's smashed this hard, but it's miscued and it's flying down to the man at deep midwicket - and Bell clings on! Adrenaline got the better of Gilchrist there, just as he was looking all set to stamp on England

AC Gilchrist c Bell b Giles 64 (111m 79b 8x4 0x6) SR: 81.01

Australia 384/6   MJ Clarke 50* (88b 5x4)   AF Giles 19.4-3-62-1


Hoggard to Warne, OUT, on with the arm, Warne caught half forward and a loud and confident appeal answered eventually by Steve Bucknor ... Warne clearly unhappy with that as he slowly turns and walks off

SK Warne lbw b Hoggard 43 (157m 108b 4x4 0x6) SR: 39.81

Australia 502/7   MJ Clarke 121* (215b 9x4)   MJ Hoggard 36.5-4-106-5


Hoggard to Clarke, OUT, goddim! Poor shot, really, a waste - swinging into Clarke and he flicks it, with a closed face of the bat and it lands in Giles's midriff who takes a good catch. Disappointing end to an otherwise fine innings

MJ Clarke c Giles b Hoggard 124 (318m 224b 10x4 0x6) SR: 55.35

Australia 505/8   B Lee 0* (11b)   MJ Hoggard 38.1-4-107-6


Hoggard to Clark, OUT, and he's got him! Terrific ball, swinging in - quick too - to take out Clark's leg stump, picking up his seventh wicket

SR Clark b Hoggard 0 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 507/9   B Lee 2* (17b)   MJ Hoggard 39.2-5-108-7


Anderson to McGrath, OUT, and this one moves away again from McGrath who replaces his straight bat with a wobbly one, edging it to Jones - it only just carried, mind - and finally Anderson picks up a wicket. And there's the end of Australia's innings.

GD McGrath c †Jones b Anderson 1 (25m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 4.76

Australia 513/10   B Lee 7* (33b)   JM Anderson 21.3-3-85-1
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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 2-5, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 26-28, 2006
Australia won by an innings and 99 runs
Australia v England at Perth - Dec 14-18, 2006
Australia won by 206 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Dec 1-5, 2006
Australia won by 6 wickets
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 23-27, 2006
Australia won by 277 runs
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Dec 5, 2006

Newspapers report on England's Adelaide woes, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day, December 5, 2006

Newspapers report on England's Adelaide woes

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Dec 5, 2006

A series of frames capture Andrew Flintoff's despair , England v Australia, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day, December 5, 2006

A series of frames capture Andrew Flintoff's despair

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