England tour of Australia, 2006/07 / Commentary

The Ashes - 2nd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 6 wickets

Overs 0-50

0.1

Hoggard to Langer, no run, over the wicket and that's driven to cover where it's a good stop from Giles, pouncing forward

0.2

Hoggard to Langer, FOUR, smashed a good-length delivery outside off in front of midwicket for four

0.3

Hoggard to Langer, 1 run, hit out off the back foot to backward point - Australia starting as they mean to go on

0.5

Hoggard to Langer, 1 run, dropped short, a touch outside off and that's flashed hard to the man at deep point for just a single

Australia 9/0   JL Langer 6* (4b 1x4)

1.2

Flintoff to Langer, 1 run, that's on middle-and-leg and worked to square - Flintoff seems OK, though, with regard to his ankle

1.5

Flintoff to Langer, no run, pushed up again for some quiet defence this time

1.6

Flintoff to Langer, no run, banged in short, it doesn't get up but Flintoff gets away with it as Langer belts that one off the back foot straight into the ground

1.6

Flintoff to Langer, no run, banged in short, it doesn't get up but Flintoff gets away with it as Langer belts that one off the back foot straight into the ground

Australia 13/0   JL Langer 7* (7b 1x4)

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

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   JL Langer 7 (8b 1x4)
Overs 0-50
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Dec 5, 2006

Andrew Strauss is unhappy to be wrongly given out caught at short leg, Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, December 5, 2006

Andrew Strauss is unhappy to be wrongly given out caught at short leg

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Dec 5, 2006

The hill in front of the scoreboard is deserted after the end of play, Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, December 5, 2006

The hill in front of the scoreboard is deserted after the end of play on day five

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