England tour of Australia, 2006/07 / Commentary

The Ashes - 2nd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 6 wickets

Overs 0-50

2.2

Hoggard to Langer, OUT, short, wide, but gone! Bell at gully has snaffled that one as Langer throws his hands at a low cut and he's on his way. Now then, there's a glimmer for England - a dull one, still - but nevertheless that could change the complexion of this innings a touch. Not Hoggard's finest moment with the ball, that, but he won't care right now and neither will England

JL Langer c Bell b Hoggard 7 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Australia 14/1   ML Hayden 7* (6b)   MJ Hoggard 1.2-0-11-1

2.2

Hoggard to Langer, OUT, short, wide, but gone! Bell at gully has snaffled that one as Langer throws his hands at a low cut and he's on his way. Now then, there's a glimmer for England - a dull one, still - but nevertheless that could change the complexion of this innings a touch. Not Hoggard's finest moment with the ball, that, but he won't care right now and neither will England

JL Langer c Bell b Hoggard 7 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Australia 14/1   ML Hayden 7* (6b)   MJ Hoggard 1.2-0-11-1

5.4

Flintoff to Hayden, OUT, massive swing across the line and it's a steepling top-edge. Paul Collingwood runs back from short midwicket, steadies himself, and that a brilliant catch. Collingwood was judging that, just watching it come over his shoulder. Hayden is gone and England have a slight sniff

ML Hayden c Collingwood b Flintoff 18 (31m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 105.88

Australia 33/2   RT Ponting 7* (10b 1x4)   A Flintoff 2.4-0-14-1

21.4

Giles to Ponting, OUT, Ponting looks to hit it through the covers but doesn't make a good connection and Strauss at short extra cover takes a good waist-high catch

RT Ponting c Strauss b Giles 49 (95m 65b 5x4 0x6) SR: 75.38

Australia 116/3   MEK Hussey 36* (42b 2x4)   AF Giles 6.4-0-32-1

22.2

Flintoff to Martyn, OUT, wide and Martyn leans back and looks to crack that through point but only hits it hard at Strauss who takes the catch. No celebrations, but England at least have a glimmer of hope now ... the odds are, however, still with Australia

DR Martyn c Strauss b Flintoff 5 (4m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Australia 121/4   MEK Hussey 36* (42b 2x4)   A Flintoff 5.2-0-27-2
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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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