England tour of Australia, 2006/07 / Commentary

The Ashes - 2nd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 6 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

63.4

Warne to Anderson, no run, oooh lovely bowling, tossing this wide of his off stump and Anderson leaves...but it turns massively, as ever, just missing his off stump. Warne casts a wry grin at Anderson, who is most definitely not grinning

63.5

Warne to Anderson, no run, again wide of the off stump, Anderson pads it away. One more delivery to survive

63.6

Warne to Anderson, no run, yorker length but outside off - the attempted slider I think - and Gilchrist does well to take this

England 120/9   JM Anderson 0* (3b)

65.1

Warne to Anderson, no run, short, too short in fact and Anderson cuts it into the gully

65.2

Warne to Anderson, no run, yikes, too wide this time but Anderson shapes to play...before just dragging his bat inside the line

65.3

Warne to Anderson, no run, ooh and that's straighter, Anderson forced to play this time and he comes forward to pad it away.

65.4

Warne to Anderson, no run, short and wide, turning back into the left hander who times it off the back foot

65.5

Warne to Anderson, no run, well, a touch too wide again from Warne here - he needs to make Anderson play

65.6

Warne to Anderson, no run, "caaatch" as Anderson comes forward, hiding his bat behind the pad again and he survives the over.

England 120/9   JM Anderson 0* (9b)

67.1

Warne to Anderson, 1 run, Anderson fetches this from wide of the off stump and fetches it well, sweeping it hard in front of square, along the ground, for a single. Well batted. And that's about the most aggressive shot played by England all days

England 121/9   JM Anderson 1* (10b)

68.1

McGrath to Anderson, no run, and a solid, firm, perfect forward defence from Anderson

68.2

McGrath to Anderson, no run, ooh, a huge appeal from Australia as this one cuts back into Anderson - shouldering arms - but it's just not done enough. Replays suggest it went over the top

68.3

McGrath to Anderson, no run, far too wide of the off stump, a wasted delivery really and McGrath knows it; chuntering and fuming to himself, he trudges back to his mark

68.4

McGrath to Anderson, no run, pushed out into the gully

68.5

McGrath to Anderson, 2 leg byes, another massive appeal from McGrath who runs down the pitch, convinced he's got his man. It cut back on the left hander, striking him high on the pad and McGrath cannot believe his luck

68.6

McGrath to Anderson, no run, firmly forward to this one and McGrath is just about spitting nails here

England 123/9   JM Anderson 1* (16b)

70.1

McGrath to Anderson, no run, and Anderson comes very solidly forward, tall at the crease, and defends it. McGrath gives him his opinion on the weather; life in general; his favourite biscuits, that kind of thing

70.2

McGrath to Anderson, no run, down the leg side, raps him on the pad to force another throaty appeal from McGrath. Going down leg, given the angle

70.3

McGrath to Anderson, no run, a bouncer - ineffectual, wide and easily evaded by England's No.11

70.4

McGrath to Anderson, no run, well bowled, McGrath! He beat Anderson here, firing it in at his leg stump and the ball squirted out into the gully.

70.5

McGrath to Anderson, no run, pitches outside leg and again McGrath pleads for a wicket but it's nowhere near out

70.6

McGrath to Anderson, no run, ooh and he fishes at this, not a great stroke at all and McGrath shakes his head and can't believe his misfortune. Bless his cotton socks

England 123/9   JM Anderson 1* (22b)

72.1

McGrath to Anderson, no run, a belter from McGrath! A little beauty here, nibbling off the seam away from Anderson who fishes and misses

72.2

McGrath to Anderson, no run, almost a carbon copy of the previous delivery but a little shorter this time, giving Anderson a fraction more time to play it off the back foot

72.3

McGrath to Anderson, no run, ooh I think McGrath was trying to bowl him leg-stump here, a yorker which swings past his stumps and Gilchrist rives to his right to field. And does well

72.4

McGrath to Anderson, no run, firmly clipped off his legs but straight to short-leg

72.5

McGrath to Anderson, no run, nearly! Attempted yorker which hits him on his pad, bobbles out to gully

72.6

McGrath to Anderson, OUT, GOT HIM! He's GONE! Anderson shuffled across his stumps here and, for the fifth or sixth time, McGrath raps him on his pad, roars an appeal and finally gets his man.

JM Anderson lbw b McGrath 1 (41m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 3.57

England 129/10   JM Anderson 1 (28b)
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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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