England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 1-5, 2006
The Ashes - 2nd Test
Australia won by 6 wickets
Played at Adelaide Oval
1,2,3,4,5 December 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
114.5

Giles to Warne, no run, and a big, throaty appeal from Giles first ball, rapping Warne on his pads but it's probably turned just a bit too much and the umpire shakes his head

114.6

Giles to Warne, no run, nicely bowled, Warne comes forward solidly to defend

Australia 384/6   SK Warne 0* (2b)
115.4

Anderson to Warne, no run, fuller from Anderson but too wide, in spite of the inswing, and it's firmly driven to mid-off

115.5

Anderson to Warne, no run, ooh nearly! Very nearly. Warne drives this, firmly, on the up and it falls just short of his best mate, Kevin Pietersen, at short extra cover.

115.6

Anderson to Warne, FOUR, ah, lovely shot from Warne this time - a touch of Des Haynes in that shot. Or maybe not. But it was beautifully timed past Pietersen this time, all along the ground for four

Australia 391/6   SK Warne 4* (5b 1x4)
116.2

Giles to Warne, no run, and Warne tries to sweep but misses, the ball hitting his arm. Or pad. Or both

116.3

Giles to Warne, no run, very well bowled on middle stump, turning just a touch and Warne clamps down on it

116.4

Giles to Warne, no run, half a yelp from Giles as Warne again tries to sweep, the ball ballooning up but...no catch, no lbw and they all forget about it

116.5

Giles to Warne, no run, left alone outside off - absolutely no turn there

116.6

Giles to Warne, no run, and he comes forward to defend

Australia 392/6   SK Warne 4* (10b 1x4)
117.3

Pietersen to Warne, no run, solidly forward to this one outside off

117.4

Pietersen to Warne, no run, too full, too wide but Warne can't find the gap

117.5

Pietersen to Warne, no run

117.6

Pietersen to Warne, no run, good touch of turn there spinning back into Warne who avoids the temptation to hit him into the city centre

Australia 393/6   SK Warne 4* (14b 1x4)
119.1

Pietersen to Warne, no run, tries to smash Pietersen over midwicket but completely misses it

119.2

Pietersen to Warne, no run, a touch shorter and Warne goes back, defending it

119.3

Pietersen to Warne, FOUR, brilliant from Warne, sweeping Pietersen with immense power in front of square

119.4

Pietersen to Warne, 3 byes, what a cracker from Pietersen! A touch of away-drift from Pietersen before turning back into Warne who came forward, tentatively, the ball missing his outside edge by millimetres. What a contest this is

Australia 406/6   SK Warne 8* (18b 2x4)
120.3

Harmison to Warne, no run, that's the length, swinging into Warne who is practically eating his stumps he's so far back. But he defends it well. 89mph from Harmison (143.1kph)

120.4

Harmison to Warne, 1 run, again he's right back in his crease but works this to leg for a single

Australia 409/6   SK Warne 9* (20b 2x4)
121.5

Pietersen to Warne, no run, nicely flighted on off stump, forward comes the batsman. Eerily quiet in the crowd

121.6

Pietersen to Warne, 1 run, sensible cricket from Warne, knocking this shorter delivery through midwicket

Australia 414/6   SK Warne 10* (22b 2x4)
122.1

Harmison to Warne, no run, short, Warne goes back and defends with a very straight bat. Solid, right behind that one

122.2

Harmison to Warne, 1 run, no no no, outside off and Warne punches it through the covers

Australia 415/6   SK Warne 11* (24b 2x4)
123.1

Pietersen to Warne, no run, and he comes forward here, head right over the ball. A wry smile there from Pietersen

123.2

Pietersen to Warne, 1 run, no, too short and wide, cut hard into the deep

123.6

Pietersen to Warne, no run, and he defends this solidly before immediately turning towards the pavilion for lunch

Australia 417/6   SK Warne 12* (27b 2x4)
124.6

Giles to Warne, 1 run, Warne shuffles across looking to sweep and he just fails to get bat on the ball as it goes on its way to the leg-side

Australia 423/6   SK Warne 13* (28b 2x4)
125.1

Harmison to Warne, no run, ooh, Warne flashes a cut off the back foot at that one, which stays low and swings a touch away, completely misses the ball and there's the odd 'ooh' as it evades the top edge

125.2

Harmison to Warne, 1 run, more convincing shot from Warne to that straighter one which he helps down to fine leg

Australia 424/6   SK Warne 14* (30b 2x4)
126.1

Giles to Warne, no run, sends that one down outside off, it turns only mildly and Warne cuts that out to backward point, where it's snapped up

126.2

Giles to Warne, no run, good work from the man at backward point again as Warne lashes a cut at him

126.3

Giles to Warne, no run, 'bowled' observes Jones, correctly, as Warne jabs his bat down on that one

126.4

Giles to Warne, no run, ooh, Warne gets an edge on that one which he tries to sweep - it flies to nobody on the leg-side

126.5

Giles to Warne, 1 run, rushed out to mid-on

Australia 425/6   SK Warne 15* (35b 2x4)
127.1

Harmison to Warne, 1 wide, tries a bouncer, but it's too legsidey (and not to mention high) for Steve Bucknor's liking

127.1

Harmison to Warne, FOUR, short outside off, and that's whipped over the top of slips, with a late cut - reminiscent of Collingwood in this series

127.2

Harmison to Warne, no run, 'Wait' comes the cry as Warne's backfoot steer to gully is neatly picked up by Bell

127.3

Harmison to Warne, no run, not well directed, strays down leg. Warne's still interested in having a dart at it all the same - he misses, too late on the shot

127.4

Harmison to Warne, 1 run, 'Wait' again, but then 'Yes' as Warne again lamps that square with a backfoot-cut - the fielder dives and gets a hand to it but there's enough time to scamper a comfortable run

Australia 431/6   SK Warne 20* (39b 3x4)
128.2

Giles to Warne, 1 run, an on-drive to midwicket, adjusting from the thought of a sweep shot and that's the fifty partnership

Australia 434/6   SK Warne 21* (40b 3x4)
129.2

Harmison to Warne, 1 run, languid drive to cover

129.4

Harmison to Warne, no run, bangs that one in on a good length, again the pace of the pitch is so slow that the batsman has time - and some - to defend forward

129.5

Harmison to Warne, no run, pushed up there but that's well dug out

129.6

Harmison to Warne, no run, defended on the back foot

Australia 438/6   SK Warne 22* (44b 3x4)
130.2

Giles to Warne, 1 run, goes wide down off and that's driven forcefully away off the back foot

130.4

Giles to Warne, no run, half-appeals from the short leg and Giles, clearly not convinced, as that's picked up close

130.5

Giles to Warne, no run, defended on the front foot

130.6

Giles to Warne, no run, shuffles over to defend

Australia 441/6   SK Warne 23* (48b 3x4)
132.1

Giles to Warne, no run, driven to mid-on

132.2

Giles to Warne, no run, defended forward this time

132.3

Giles to Warne, no run, that pitches into the rough, but it's innocuous stuff and Warne defends that easily

132.4

Giles to Warne, no run, tickled into the leg-side

132.5

Giles to Warne, no run, more defence

132.6

Giles to Warne, no run, just for a change, Warne kicks that one away on the leg-side

Australia 443/6   SK Warne 23* (54b 3x4)
134.1

Giles to Warne, no run, tickled round to fine leg

134.2

Giles to Warne, no run, pitches outside leg, again, and is defended on the front foot

134.3

Giles to Warne, no run, defended on the front foot

134.4

Giles to Warne, no run, kicked away by Warne

134.5

Giles to Warne, no run, defended on the front foot

134.6

Giles to Warne, no run, Warne walks forward to bend over and defend that one

Australia 443/6   SK Warne 23* (60b 3x4)
135.6

Anderson to Warne, no run, that's fended down, pretty easily, off the back foot as a short one fails, like a disappointing soufflé, to get much rise

Australia 444/6   SK Warne 23* (61b 3x4)
136.2

Giles to Warne, 1 run

136.4

Giles to Warne, no run, padded up to that one

136.5

Giles to Warne, no run, more padding

136.6

Giles to Warne, no run, even more padding

Australia 447/6   SK Warne 24* (65b 3x4)
138.1

Giles to Warne, no run, padded up to that one

138.2

Giles to Warne, no run, more padding to Giles's leg-side tactics

138.3

Giles to Warne, no run, more padding

138.4

Giles to Warne, no run, even more paddizzz

138.5

Giles to Warne, 1 run, pops into the vacant slip region and that brings up Warne's 3000th Test run, the only man to reach that milestone without a Test century. He's the slowest to reach 3000, too, although of course his main suit is bowling

Australia 448/6   SK Warne 25* (70b 3x4)
140.1

Giles to Warne, 2 runs, Good lord ... drugs test those drinks ... Warne takes a pace down the track and heaves Giles over cow corner

140.2

Giles to Warne, no run, back to the pad work

140.3

Giles to Warne, no run, half step and blocked

140.4

Giles to Warne, no run, wide, Warne hips more than pads that one away

140.5

Giles to Warne, no run, Warne steps back and thumps that straight to Strauss at cover

140.6

Giles to Warne, no run, solid defensive shot to end an over that started with promise and ended with a return to dullness

Australia 455/6   SK Warne 27* (76b 3x4)
143.1

Anderson to Warne, no run, Warne stands tall and drives to mid-off

143.2

Anderson to Warne, no run, Warne stands upright and thumps the ball again, but this time right at extra cover

143.3

Anderson to Warne, 1 run, short, Warne hooks in a rather ungainly way but it's quite safe and Harmison chugs in from long leg to field

143.5

Anderson to Warne, 3 runs, Warne leans back and runs that past gully ... neat shot and Anderson really toothless at the moment

Australia 469/6   SK Warne 31* (80b 3x4)
144.1

Giles to Warne, no run, Warne dances down the pitch and drives it right back at Giles

144.2

Giles to Warne, no run, padded away

144.3

Giles to Warne, 1 run, driven hard back at Giles who doesn't stop it and gets a bash on the hand for his pains. Now both batsman and bowler are shaking their hands with pained expressions

144.5

Giles to Warne, no run, blocked

144.6

Giles to Warne, no run, kept out again by Warne

Australia 471/6   SK Warne 32* (85b 3x4)
145.4

Hoggard to Warne, 2 runs, this time the drive beats point who makes a fairly pointless dive after the ball has passed him ... fielded by the sweeper

145.5

Hoggard to Warne, no run, another firm drive to short extra cover who must be starting to feel much like a coconut at a funfair

145.6

Hoggard to Warne, 2 runs, lofted scoopy drive type shot but it loops just over mid-off

Australia 476/6   SK Warne 36* (88b 3x4)
147.5

Hoggard to Warne, no run, an attempted drive which he doesn't get hold of and Harmison at mid-on goes down in slow motion to field. Not exactly elegant but he got there in the end

147.6

Hoggard to Warne, no run, no heroics tried this time and a simple block suffices

Australia 480/6   SK Warne 36* (90b 3x4)
148.2

Giles to Warne, 1 run, slow ball, no turn, flicked to leg

148.4

Giles to Warne, 1 run, Warne waits, steps back and clouts it past gully. That's the 100 stand

Australia 484/6   SK Warne 38* (92b 3x4)
149.4

Hoggard to Warne, no run, Warne tries to pull it - he actually decided on the stroke at about the same time Hoggard started his run-up - but he misses and a loud appeal is turned down by Steve Bucknor ... too high for sure

149.5

Hoggard to Warne, no run, this time Warne plays it on merit into the covers

149.6

Hoggard to Warne, no run, slightly hurried block - 81.2mph (130.7kph)

Australia 492/6   SK Warne 38* (95b 3x4)
150.2

Giles to Warne, no run, leg side and Warne bottoms that away

150.3

Giles to Warne, no run, he waits back in his crease and drops it as his feet

150.4

Giles to Warne, no run, Warne takes a step down the pitch and it hits him on the boot. Giles yells catch but the fielders are spread like missionaries

150.5

Giles to Warne, no run, blocked ... can anyone think of another apt word for blocked?

150.6

Giles to Warne, no run, defended ... guess that's another word?

Australia 493/6   SK Warne 38* (100b 3x4)
151.6

Hoggard to Warne, no run, Warne gets in a bit of a muddle but the net result is that his pads are again called into play

Australia 496/6   SK Warne 38* (101b 3x4)
152.2

Giles to Warne, no run, solidly and assuredly blocked

152.3

Giles to Warne, 1 run, into space on the leg. It's hard to work out quite what Giles is up to here

Australia 498/6   SK Warne 39* (103b 3x4)
153.1

Hoggard to Warne, no run, go on guess ... yes, defended on off stump

153.2

Hoggard to Warne, no run, slightly rushed defence

153.3

Hoggard to Warne, no run, jabbed down late

153.4

Hoggard to Warne, FOUR, Warne looked to run that through gully, got a big edge and with Jones standing up, it trundled off to third man unhindered

153.5

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   SK Warne 43 (108b 4x4)
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