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  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

13.5

Flintoff to Martyn, 1 no ball, ooh, a no-ball from an overstep but Martyn chased that round as it strayed down leg and was pouched by Jones

13.5

Flintoff to Martyn, 1 run, wrong line from Flintoff, down leg, and Martyn stands to tall to guide it down to fine leg, where Hoggard wings it back in

Australia 45/2   DR Martyn 1* (2b)

14.1

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, left alone as that bends away from the right-hander down the channel

14.2

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, ignored once more and that is left outside off

14.3

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, strays down leg, Martyn thinks of going for that but gets nowhere near it

14.4

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, left alone outside off as that bends slightly away from the right-hander once more. "Bowling, Hoggy," they chirp imaginatively

14.5

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, that pitches outside off and there's a very solid defensive into the covers

14.6

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, left alone outside off and Jones takes that one

Australia 45/2   DR Martyn 1* (8b)

15.2

Harmison to Martyn, no run, hello, good pace and bounce has Martyn late-cutting down and it just, just goes short of gully

15.3

Harmison to Martyn, no run, outside off, short-of-a-length, rising and arms were shouldered. That was at 87mph - 139.9kph

15.4

Harmison to Martyn, FOUR, Martyn brings up 2000 runs in home Tests with a stylish hook over midwicket that he's really quickly on to - top shot

15.5

Harmison to Martyn, no run, well bowled, a better length and Martyn fends off his backfoot, both feet trapped in the crease

15.6

Harmison to Martyn, no run, better length at 89mph (143kph)

Australia 50/2   DR Martyn 5* (13b 1x4)

17.1

Harmison to Martyn, no run, defended this time

17.2

Harmison to Martyn, no run, left alone outside off

17.3

Harmison to Martyn, no run, hello, Harmison bowling with some venom here and that one cannons into Martyn who's squared up and is in some bother as it crashes into his hips, high

17.4

Harmison to Martyn, no run, left alone outside off this time

17.5

Harmison to Martyn, no run, stands tall to defend that one off the back foot with the full face of the bat, pleasing sponsors and batting coaches alike

17.6

Harmison to Martyn, no run, decent delivery to round off that over, nipping back in off a shortish one outside off and rising through to Jones - the batsman judges well in leaving it, though

Australia 52/2   DR Martyn 5* (19b 1x4)

19.1

Harmison to Martyn, no run, cut off the back foot

19.2

Harmison to Martyn, no run, strays down leg, that's nibbled into the leg-side but it's well picked up by Cook and cannoned back quickly

19.3

Harmison to Martyn, no run, stands tall and is very quick to leave that one well alone as it rushes down the channel and pops up a touch

19.4

Harmison to Martyn, no run, a looseish delivery is leapt on to quickly with a crashing cut but Harmison's figures are saved by Pietersen's pick-up at point

19.5

Harmison to Martyn, no run, much better from Harmison outside off and that's left alone outside off

19.6

Harmison to Martyn, no run, latches on to that quickly, a loose one, but finds the fielder at cover

Australia 54/2   DR Martyn 5* (25b 1x4)

20.2

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, left alone outside off

20.3

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, defended off the back foot

20.4

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, more defence

20.5

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, defended on the front foot. "Oh yes, Hog," says Jones, adding: "Keep working, Hoggy." Sound advice

20.6

Hoggard to Martyn, 1 run, strays down leg this time and Martyn's quick to rush that one out to square

Australia 56/2   DR Martyn 6* (30b 1x4)

21.1

Harmison to Martyn, 3 runs, a genuine edge goes low, and there's no third man but with the slow outfield the ball lazily runs down despite being delivered at 90mph (144.7kph)

Australia 59/2   DR Martyn 9* (31b 1x4)

22.1

Hoggard to Martyn, 2 runs, great shot, waits for it and it comes slower and wideish and Martyn merely offers the face of the bat to kiss the ball and it bisects the two covers

22.2

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   DR Martyn 11 (33b 1x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
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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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