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

159.3

Hoggard to McGrath, no run, and he greets McGrath with a bouncer, but it's misdirected and even McGrath evades it easily

159.4

Hoggard to McGrath, no run, ooh lovely bowling, right in't corridor, but McGrath comes forward like a No.5. Well, a No. 9 anyway.

159.5

Hoggard to McGrath, no run, that's more McGrathy, fishing at this desperately outside off. Brilliant bowling from Hoggard - the perfect length

159.6

Hoggard to McGrath, no run, and that's well blocked out by the big man, striding forward to this inswinger and defending it back to Hoggard

Australia 507/9   GD McGrath 0* (4b)

160.6

Giles to McGrath, no run, forward he comes to defend

Australia 508/9   GD McGrath 0* (5b)

161.2

Hoggard to McGrath, no run, very firmly behind this one, McGrath, and defends it with his head right over the ball

161.3

Hoggard to McGrath, no run, ooh and a fishy waft outside off by McGrath - the ball straightening, then swinging after pitching and McGrath hits the pitch with this attempted drive

161.4

Hoggard to McGrath, no run, meekly hit back to the bowler

161.5

Hoggard to McGrath, no run, huge appeal as McGrath shuffles across his stumps, Hoggard was absolutely convinced...but Bucknor reckons that was going down leg. Replays suggest it was just, just clipping the stump. Fair decision, fair enough

161.6

Hoggard to McGrath, no run, and an extravagant leave from McGrath

Australia 509/9   GD McGrath 0* (10b)

162.2

Giles to McGrath, 1 run, and McGrath sweeps! Decent shot, too, getting down quickly and timing it nicely out to deep midwicket

162.5

Giles to McGrath, no run, and this one turns, Jones takes it neatly and whips off the bails...but McGrath's behind the line like a legend

162.6

Giles to McGrath, no run, Giles fields well here, scampering to his left

Australia 512/9   GD McGrath 1* (13b)

164.1

Giles to McGrath, no run, "catch him" is the cry as Giles lands this on leg and it's pushed to midwicket, in the air for a while but the fielder needed to have seven-feet-long-arms to reach that

164.2

Giles to McGrath, no run, blocked out again

164.3

Giles to McGrath, no run, more blocking action - tight bowling though from Giles, not giving anything away

164.4

Giles to McGrath, no run, comes forward to smother thiss

164.5

Giles to McGrath, no run, slightly more fluent stroke by Giles, gliding it down the ground but there's run on offer

164.6

Giles to McGrath, no run, massive, desperate appeal for lbw - he didn't really come forward much there, so perhaps it was drifting down leg.

Australia 512/9   GD McGrath 1* (19b)

165.2

Anderson to McGrath, no run, that's better, nice line outside off and just moving away a touch. McGrath, though, plays it well, shuffling across and presenting a straight bat

165.3

Anderson to McGrath, OUT, and this one moves away again from McGrath who replaces his straight bat with a wobbly one, edging it to Jones - it only just carried, mind - and finally Anderson picks up a wicket. And there's the end of Australia's innings.

GD McGrath c †Jones b Anderson 1 (25m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 4.76

Australia 513/10   GD McGrath 1 (21b)
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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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