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)
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0.4

Hoggard to Hayden, 3 runs, not convincingly struck, taken from outside off and biffed through mid-on, but Australia will take those runs and the fans cheer each and every one

0.6

Hoggard to Hayden, 1 run, a touch slower, Hayden waits, comes forward and drives that out to mid-on to end a fabulous opening over from Australia's perspective

Australia 10/0   ML Hayden 4* (2b)
1.1

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, round the wicket straight away, that's pitched up there but well dug out and bunted out to mid-off for a quick single

1.3

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, oooh! Pushed up there and that was a chance at the non-striker's end, Pietersen running quickly on to it from mid-off, picked it up quickly and sharply threw back at the stumps, missing by centimetres - agonising for England

1.4

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, on a good length but even so that's tip-and-run out to mid-on

Australia 13/0   ML Hayden 6* (5b)
2.1

Hoggard to Hayden, 1 run, staying over, that's angled across the left-hander on off stump and that's driven out to wide mid-off for a quick single

2.6

Hoggard to Hayden, 1 run, hit out to the man just inside the cover-point boundary who relays it back in without fuss

Australia 16/1   ML Hayden 8* (7b)
3.1

Flintoff to Hayden, FOUR, powerful drive down the ground and Anderson gives chase in vain, pulling up ten metres short as the ball bobbles over the rope. Not a lot of timing, just leans on that one and it races away

3.2

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, angles that in at the left-hander just outside off and that's nibbled out to long-on

3.2

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, angles that in at the left-hander just outside off and that's nibbled out to long-on

3.5

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, allows that one to fly down the channel on the rise

3.6

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, forces Hayden on to the back foot to defend, who does so strongly, but then rehearses the air-shot a few times just to make sure

Australia 22/1   ML Hayden 13* (11b 1x4)
4.4

Hoggard to Hayden, 1 run, drags that down a touch and Hayden wastes no time dinking that one to square

Australia 24/1   ML Hayden 14* (12b 1x4)
5.1

Flintoff to Hayden, no run

5.2

Flintoff to Hayden, FOUR, four, huge biff across the line, that's cleared the infield and straight through cow corner

5.3

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, played out to midwicket, big intentions, but no run there

5.4

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 no ball

5.4

Flintoff to Hayden, OUT, massive swing across the line and it's a steepling top-edge. Paul Collingwood runs back from short midwicket, steadies himself, and that a brilliant catch. Collingwood was judging that, just watching it come over his shoulder. Hayden is gone and England have a slight sniff

ML Hayden c Collingwood b Flintoff 18 (31m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 105.88

Australia 33/2   ML Hayden 18 (17b 2x4)
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