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

1.1

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, wide and loose, driven hard straight to cover

1.2

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, Hayden right into line and plays it up to mid-on

1.3

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 no ball, Flintoff overreaches

1.3

Flintoff to Hayden, 2 runs, again too wide, but Hayden's drive not timed and it rather apologetically bobbles past extra cover

1.4

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, a sniff of swing, safely blocked and a nice single as well as it evades the fielders

Australia 8/0   ML Hayden 3* (5b)

2.1

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, Hayden leaves that, as he will as much as possible for the rest of today

2.2

Hoggard to Hayden, 1 run, short and Hayden pulls, rolling his wrists nicely, all along the ground to long leg

Australia 9/1   ML Hayden 4* (7b)

3.1

Flintoff to Hayden, FOUR, pulled with real oomph just behind square

3.2

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, on target and Hayden blocks

3.3

Flintoff to Hayden, 3 runs, turned wide of mid-on, Hayden ran really well to make a two into three, and slightly surprising his captain who looked as if he had settled for a couple

Australia 16/1   ML Hayden 11* (10b 1x4)

5.4

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, outside off stump at 88.8mph (141.9kph)

5.5

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, left alone again

5.6

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, and Hayden leaves once more

Australia 19/1   ML Hayden 11* (13b 1x4)

7.1

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, wide and left. Flintoff needs to make Hayden play

7.2

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, better line, Hayden forced to use his bat but he defends confidently and finds a gap to leg

Australia 28/1   ML Hayden 12* (15b 1x4)

8.1

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, Nice line, "Come on Hoggy," yells Jones

8.2

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, 119.4kph offcutters (that's around 75mph for us old people)&

8.3

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, Hoggard seems to be bowling a better line with Jones standing up

8.4

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, off stump, solid defence

8.5

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, Hayden shoulders arms, Jones takes it and, as if to underline his credentials, whips the bails off

8.6

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, another offcutter which Hayden blocks and immediately turns and heads off

Australia 28/1   ML Hayden 12* (21b 1x4)

9.1

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, big shouldering of arms from the big-shouldered Hayden

9.2

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, another leave as that sails down the off-side

9.3

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, another one goes on its innocuous way outside off into the hands of Gilchrist - oops, Jones, I am watching really....

9.4

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, 86.2 (139kph) and that's left alone outside off-stump. Hayden nods at Flintoff for that one, although he had plenty of room - and time - to leave it. The pitch is still looking pretty slow, although true

9.5

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, better line - "Bowling Freddie" - darting in at the left-hander from just outside off

9.6

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, similar line and length and that's defended. Flintoff gives Hayden a bit of a stare as he ends up near his nose such is the momentum of his follow-through; he's certainly fired up here

Australia 30/1   ML Hayden 12* (27b 1x4)

10.6

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, quiet defence

Australia 33/1   ML Hayden 12* (28b 1x4)

12.5

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, stops on a drive as that one angles across him - Hoggard staying over the wicket, here

12.6

Hoggard to Hayden, OUT, and the dangerman has gone early. A nothing shot from Hayden, to one which seamed a little bit away from him and that's pouched to Jones's left off a thin edge. There's been some good control from England and that's a great ball from Hoggard. Hayden strides off, a casual, rueful look back at the wicket

ML Hayden c †Jones b Hoggard 12 (57m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Australia 35/2   ML Hayden 12 (30b 1x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
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Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 2-5, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 26-28, 2006
Australia won by an innings and 99 runs
Australia v England at Perth - Dec 14-18, 2006
Australia won by 206 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Dec 1-5, 2006
Australia won by 6 wickets
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 23-27, 2006
Australia won by 277 runs
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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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