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

20.6

Clark to Collingwood, 2 runs, tucked off his legs straight away and they run two

England 47/2   PD Collingwood 2* (1b)

21.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

21.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, "Nice bowling, Shane" chirps Gilchrist and that's defended once more

21.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, a touch more air and it's enough for Collingwood to defend that one on the front foot

England 48/2   PD Collingwood 2* (4b)

22.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off stump

22.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, squared up a touch by that one, there's the odd, vague 'Ooh' but that's defended comfortably enough in the end

22.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

22.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, a soft drive into the cover region and that's snapped up by the man in there. There's men swarming all over the infield

22.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, a touch looser outside off and that's left well alone to round off yet another good over from Clark

England 49/2   PD Collingwood 2* (9b)

24.1

Clark to Collingwood, 1 run, bangs that in a touch short and Collingwood jumps over that one, nudging it off his hips to bring up England's fifty, a rare moment of cheer for them

24.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, a solid defensive block from Collingwood there to one which pitches outside off

24.5

Clark to Collingwood, 3 runs, ooh, that was in the air a long time, but it was a fairly deliberate shot. A good bouncer banged in straight and Collingwood takes his eye off the ball as he hooks it to fine leg near the boundary

England 54/2   PD Collingwood 6* (12b)

25.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Warne gives that one some air and a watchful Collingwood gets over the ball and defends

25.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, more air, more defence. Warne gives Collingwood a bit of a stare - it's all going on

25.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run

25.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, another quality delivery has Collingwood squared up and defending like a good'un

25.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended once more

25.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, guess what? More defence - this time the ball rolls towards cover

England 54/2   PD Collingwood 6* (18b)

26.4

Clark to Collingwood, 1 run, ooh, Lee parries that back in to the stumps at the non-striker's end, sneaking over from mid-on but just misses

England 56/2   PD Collingwood 7* (19b)

27.1

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, ooh. A little bit of hesitation from the batsmen nearly costs Bell, running to the danger end but he was well in his crease in the end

27.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, 'nicely bowled' says Gilly and you'd have to agree - turning back in off the leg stump and eliciting some tidy defence

27.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, looks to work that one off the back foot but there's a man in there at mid-on to snap it up

27.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and Collingwood survives the last ball before lunch, defending that one down off his front foot

England 58/2   PD Collingwood 8* (23b)

29.1

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, bit of drift there into Collingwood, but too short and he turns it round the corner

England 59/2   PD Collingwood 9* (24b)

30.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, too wide from McGrath, swinging further away from Collingwood who stands tall and leaves alone

30.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, that's better, a tighter line and fuller too but Collingwood is up to the challenge, coming forward and defending very solidly

30.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, again too wide and Collingwood can easily leave this alone

30.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, punched off the back foot, "nnoooooo" cries Collingwood as he clunks it into the gully

30.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, ooh, a fast legbreak there really jagging away from Collingwood

30.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, good line and length forcing Collingwood to defend

England 59/2   PD Collingwood 9* (30b)

32.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood jabs down on this, without much feet movement. He often sits back in his crease, watching the ball like a hawk before clamping down on it with a surprisingly solid defence

32.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, again too wide from McGrath, Collingwood cuts this hard - but straight to gully and still they can't break the shackles

32.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, back he goes into goes, pushing it with a slightly airy-fairy wobble of the bat into the off side

32.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, defended once more

32.5

McGrath to Collingwood, FOUR, breaking news: England have scored a run. What's more, it's four - well done them, and well done Collingwood whose cut stroke finally breaks the shackles

32.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, defended again on the front foot

England 63/2   PD Collingwood 13* (36b 1x4)

33.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, too short - is this a set-up from Warne? Bell clunks it to extra cover again

33.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, tossed right up on middle-and-off and Collingwood comes forward

33.5

Warne to Collingwood, 3 runs, shot - really solidly played from Collingwood, dancing down the track and whalloping him over long-on

England 69/2   PD Collingwood 17* (39b 1x4)

34.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, and a fine, straight bat from Collingwood to one just outside off

34.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, ooh, cries of "catch it" from the crowd...but no one from Australia as Collingwood tries to hook but misses out

34.3

McGrath to Collingwood, 3 runs, nicely, solidly, firmly pushed down the ground to the right of McGrath's outstretched foot

34.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, pushed out into the covers

England 73/2   PD Collingwood 20* (43b 1x4)

36.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, too short, he rocks back and late-cuts it to a shortish third man

36.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, ooh that turned some - landed on leg, and turned significantly on the batsman who remained in his crease and defended

36.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, again, Collingwood is practically sitting on his stumps here but he plays this well, keeping his eye on it and nudging it to leg

36.4

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, wide of the leg stump, Collingwood reads it and clips it to mid-on who makes a good diving stop

England 84/2   PD Collingwood 21* (47b 1x4)

37.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, swinging into the batsman - reverse-swing, perhaps - and he adjusts his stroke accordingly

37.2

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, turned through midwicket

England 85/2   PD Collingwood 22* (49b 1x4)

38.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, ah, Collingwood comes forward like a six-year-old being told he can't play conkers, he must go to school

38.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, oh what a cracker from Warne! A ripper, landed on middle-and off before turning past Collingwood's defensive shot

38.3

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, but a good comeback from Collingwood here, rocking back and cutting him hard through the covers. And that's four

38.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, poor shot, dreadful in fact and he knows it, kicking the turf in disgust. It was an airy-fairy "nothing" sort of shot, neither trying to hit it or defend it

38.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, left alone this time. Wise, very wise

38.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, too short and punched off the back foot

England 90/2   PD Collingwood 26* (55b 2x4)

39.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, outside off, the batsman shuffles across and defends out to cover

39.3

Lee to Collingwood, FOUR, shot! That's Collingwood's favourite area outside off, cutting Lee hard behind square. He really got on top of that

39.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

39.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, a touch of drift away from Collingwood but he's wise enough to ignore it

39.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, a bouncer, but it's wasted and down the leg side. Lee not looking right at all (or left).

England 95/2   PD Collingwood 30* (60b 3x4)

41.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, another bouncer from Lee, but it's not the pitch for digging it in so short. Bell has oodles of time to evade it

41.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, pushed off the back foot into the covers

41.3

Lee to Collingwood, 1 no ball, outside off, swinging away and left alone

41.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, touch too short from Lee again and it's defended on the back foot

41.4

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, neatly turned off his legs, pushing it calmly through midwicket. Sensibly played

England 97/2   PD Collingwood 31* (65b 3x4)

42.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, just a smidgen wide of the off stump, turning away and Collingwood can safely ignore this

42.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, on leg stump this time Collingwood comes forward, smothering the spin

42.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Warne roars an anguished appeal to one which seemed to "go on" to Collingwood...who nevertheless played it neatly

42.4

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, neatly, calmly played again from Collingwood, waiting and waiting before pushing it through midwicket

42.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, very full, too full and he leaves it alone.

42.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and a solid forward defence from Collingwood who is looking quite settled against Warne here

England 100/2   PD Collingwood 33* (71b 3x4)

44.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood forward to block

44.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and on the back foot for variety

44.3

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, fuller pitch and Collingwood waits and whips it square on the leg side

44.4

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, Warne overcompensates and drops it short, Collingwood again waits and slams this through the covers where it just has the legs to beat the chasing fielder

44.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, good response from Warne, back on the spot

44.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run

England 106/2   PD Collingwood 39* (77b 4x4)

46.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, tossed up, exquisite flight and Collingwood struggles to reach like a man trying to catch paper in the wind

46.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, read that and left it alone

46.3

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, googly which Collingwood read and played into space

England 109/2   PD Collingwood 40* (80b 4x4)

47.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, Clark perseveres with his 18-inches-wide-of-off-stump line

47.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood into line with studious defence

47.3

Clark to Collingwood, 1 run, Clark drifts off line and Collingwood turns him down to long leg

England 114/2   PD Collingwood 41* (83b 4x4)

48.1

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, pulled down on it a bit but could only whip it to short midwicket

48.2

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, on with the arm, Collingwood read that

48.3

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood waited and cut but straight to point

48.4

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, pushed through, not much flight

48.5

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood takes three steps down the track and blocks ... no swish as he did on 96 at Brisbane

48.6

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, Clarke joins the dots for a maiden. Not much spin, no flight but a decent start

England 116/2   PD Collingwood 41* (89b 4x4)

50.1

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, waited and placed through the covers

50.3

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood uses his feet but gets a bit foot-tied and can only block

50.4

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, on with the arm and blocked

50.5

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, driven firmly but into the ring of off-side fielders

50.6

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, fired in flat and blocked

England 118/2   PD Collingwood 42* (94b 4x4)

51.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood all caution and solid defence

England 121/2   PD Collingwood 42* (95b 4x4)

52.2

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, fired in and again too full, worked into space on the leg

52.5

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood takes a few steps and blocks it

52.6

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, neat footwork, a pace and a half and driven wide enough of mid-on to allow the single

England 125/2   PD Collingwood 44* (98b 4x4)

53.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, big shout from Lee as Collingwood hit on the pads neither forward not back . Bucknor unimpressed, rightly as that hit him fairly high up

53.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, played to point

53.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, lovely yorker at 93mph (149.6kph) which Collingwood just gets the toe of the bat down on in time. More oohs and aahs, and with good cause

53.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and Lee follows with a good bouncer which Collingwood has to duck with undue haste

53.5

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, slightly off line and Collingwood turns that to leg

England 126/2   PD Collingwood 45* (103b 4x4)

56.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, looped up, Collingwood waits and blocks with far more respect than he ever afforded Clarke

56.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, watched, read, and left as it turns past off stump

56.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, slightly hurried backfoot defence

56.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, super! Ripped past the outside edge as Collingwood groped for it, Gilchrist whips the bails off but the batsman had not moved from his crease

56.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, short and cut behind point

England 139/2   PD Collingwood 46* (108b 4x4)

57.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, Up in the blockhole, not quite a yorker but caused Collingwood a few nervous nanosecond nevertheless

57.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, driven into the covers, not timed

57.3

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, this time Collingwood places it between fielders on the off side and sets off as soon as he hits it for an easy one

England 140/2   PD Collingwood 47* (111b 4x4)

58.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, safely blocked

58.2

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, Collingwood waits and turns to square leg where there is no fielder

58.3

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, slightly off balance, but turns it behind square on the leg to bring up his 5th Test fifty

58.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, snorting legbreak, past Collingwood as he nibbled at it

58.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, flighted but outside leg stump and Collingwood blocks

England 144/2   PD Collingwood 50* (116b 4x4)

59.2

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, straighter this time, nibbled into the gully region and the batsmen charge a very quick single - Lee tries to shy down the stumps at the non-striker's end, but his is a non-strike

59.6

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, another quick single, jabbed down by Collingwood into the off-side

England 148/2   PD Collingwood 52* (118b 4x4)

60.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, comes round the wicket and angles that across the right-hander who leaves it easily

60.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, intent writ large in his delivery arm there as he bangs that one in at the batsman, but it doesn't lift very much and it's easily defended off the back foot

60.3

McGrath to Collingwood, 2 runs, Collingwood shuffles across to meet that one on the off stump and, in doing so, he opens up the leg-side where he presents the face of the bat and dinks the ball square

60.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, left alone this time - McGrath persisting round the wicket

60.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, you don't want to do that - Collingwood chases that one round, leaving his leg-stump exposed, and nearly gets a fine edge on it. McGrath - the victor in that mental battle just there - laughs, shakes his head, laughs some more and holds his hands behind his head

60.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood less keen on getting across his stumps now

England 150/2   PD Collingwood 54* (124b 4x4)

62.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, left alone as that one angles across

62.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, another one can be left as that too travels safely away from the batsman

62.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, a tighter line and Collingwood walks on to his back feet to defend that one with soft hands

62.4

McGrath to Collingwood, 2 runs, ooh, aah, Glenn nearly cooks up a wicket there as Collingwood so so nearly chops on as an inside edge just, just fails to clatter into the stumps

62.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, defended easily this time

62.6

McGrath to Collingwood, 3 runs, nice shot, bisecting the mid-off and mid-on fielders who don't give up the chase, as that one's drilled neatly back past McGrath who just-to-say overpitched

England 167/3   PD Collingwood 59* (130b 4x4)

63.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, oooh, terrific bouncer from Lee at 143.8kph, having Collingwood sway away from that one which whistled past his nostrils. Lee then takes a few steps up to Collingwood, shapes to give him the evil eye, but instead gives him a cheeky smile. The tinker

63.2

Lee to Collingwood, 1 no ball, overstepping there

63.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, cheers from the crowd as there's more of the short stuff

63.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, Lee's fired up here all right, and this manifests itself this time in a bouncer which is followed by him trying to tickle the ball on to the stumps at the non-striker's end, but the batsman is easily in his crease

63.4

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood takes two steps over to meet that one and lashes it into the covers off the back foot

England 169/3   PD Collingwood 60* (135b 4x4)

64.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, that one angles across the right-hander

64.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, that ball angles away from the right-hander

64.3

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 run, eek, McGrath nearly had Collingwood then, that one falling agonisingly short of the man at midwicket, as it popped up as he played a stun shot

64.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, tries a bouncer that gets up but with no real pace; still, it's pretty high and the batsman takes no risks by chasing it

England 175/3   PD Collingwood 61* (139b 4x4)

65.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, nicely bowled, a yorker, dug out

65.4

Lee to Collingwood, 2 runs, driven uppishly off the back foot to the covers

65.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, tickled into the covers

65.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended this time

England 179/3   PD Collingwood 63* (143b 4x4)

66.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, fended that down well off the back foot to gully

66.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

66.4

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, tossed down the leg-side and Collingwood's quickly over that, squirting it square

England 181/3   PD Collingwood 64* (146b 4x4)

67.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, over the wicket to Collingwood, that's jagged in at him from just outside off stump and he defends off the back foot

67.2

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 run, worked off his legs square

England 182/3   PD Collingwood 65* (148b 4x4)

68.1

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, cut away off the back foot

68.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, looped up and Collingwood comes forward to snuff out the danger

68.4

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, ooh, got a thick outside edge on that one through the slips, along the ground

England 185/3   PD Collingwood 67* (151b 4x4)

70.4

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, Collingwood waits... and waits... before placing that nicely off his back foot to square

70.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, more waiting, and this time it's a patient defensive on the front foot

70.6

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood's taking his time here against Warne and now he whips a cut neatly off the back foot

England 199/3   PD Collingwood 70* (154b 4x4)

71.1

McGrath to Collingwood, 2 runs, took the pace off that one, that's driven through cover, wide of the man with the despairing dive and that brings up England's 200 at 2.82 per over

71.2

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 run, puts that one just short-of-a-length and that's worked to cover - Clarke has to run in from deep cover to collect, allowing the single

71.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, defended

71.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, ooh, hello. That one came back in at Collingwood who was trying to run the ball down behind square and had to adjust at the last minute, nearly causing the ball to be dragged onto his stumps

71.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, swayed out of the way - and that's drinks

England 205/3   PD Collingwood 73* (159b 4x4)

73.1

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run

73.4

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, pushed out to extra cover. "Awwwww" cries Gilchrist for no apparent reason

73.5

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, ugly, fishy prod outside off

73.6

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, and a much better solid forward defence

England 207/3   PD Collingwood 74* (163b 4x4)

75.1

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed out to the off side, stealing a single with ease

75.6

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood blocks it out to end the over

England 219/3   PD Collingwood 75* (165b 4x4)

76.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged off his pads by Collingwood, neatly dunked to leg to get Pietersen back on strike

76.5

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, Collingwood goes back and turns his wrists neatly here, timing it well through midwicket

76.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and he stays back in his crease here, practically eating his stumps, defending it off the back foot

England 224/3   PD Collingwood 78* (168b 4x4)

77.2

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

77.3

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, clipped off his legs to short midwicket

77.4

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, defended solidly - touch shorter from Clarke there

77.5

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, too straight from Clarke but Collingwood's nurdle on the leg side doesn't bring him any runs

77.6

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, nicely bowled, a little bit quicker there

England 227/3   PD Collingwood 78* (173b 4x4)

79.1

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, well bowled - Clarke's not giving much away here - on Collingwood's off stump who is forced to defend

79.2

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, "yep" barks the batsman as he drives this down to long-off for a quick single

79.5

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, too short allowing the batsman to go back, turn his wrists and steal another single

England 232/3   PD Collingwood 80* (176b 4x4)

81.1

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, too short, too wide but Collingwood's cut stroke finds the man at point

81.2

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed to mid-off, they take off for a single - but Collingwood's timed this better than he thought, oh dear he could be in trouble here - in comes the throw from McGrath and Collingwood dives...and just in time. McGrath's throw was wide. Dreadful running

England 236/3   PD Collingwood 81* (178b 4x4)

82.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood watches this like a hawk, right down by his toes and he clamps his bat down

82.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and again, pitched outside leg and it's firmly blocked out

82.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, more pad-thrusting action here

82.4

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, neat, confident stroke, taking a step down the pitch and clipping him firmly through midwicket. Sensible, controlled batting this

82.5

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, bosh! Short - very short in fact - and Collingwood pulls this powerfully, strongly over midwicket for four

82.6

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR

England 248/3   PD Collingwood 91* (184b 6x4)

83.2

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

83.3

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, firmly pushed back to the bowler who skips to his right to field

83.4

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, a full bunger but Collingwood can't do anything with it, driving it back to the bowler

83.5

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, just outside off, and he pushes it into the covers

83.6

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, again defended on the front foot. I need a new phrase...else Australia should bring on a seamer

England 249/3   PD Collingwood 91* (189b 6x4)

84.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, turned off his wrists

England 254/3   PD Collingwood 91* (190b 6x4)

87.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, this jumps up at Collingwood who plays it well, rocking back and presenting a straight bat

87.2

Lee to Collingwood, (no ball) FOUR, and again Lee finds some bounce, this spitting up at Collingwood who guides it down to third man quite brilliantly

87.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run

87.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, "noooo" cries the batsman as he comes forward to this inswinger, a firm clunk of the bat ringing round the ground

87.4

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, turned through midwicket, Pietersen wants two...and Collingwood rightly sends him back

England 263/3   PD Collingwood 96* (195b 7x4)

88.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, just a hint of outswing there, the batsman shoulders arms

88.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, again he won't be tempted, and again a touch of outswing for Clark. No great pace though; no "bite" off the pitch whatsoever

88.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, ooh, that's nicely bowled - tempting Collingwood outside his off stump, nice shape away from the right hander and Collingwood lunges down the pitch before shouldering arms

88.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, terrific line this from Clark, really toying with Collingwood here who will have one eye - or both - on his hundred. But he won't be tempted here

88.5

Clark to Collingwood, 2 runs, and he gets bat on this, squeezing it through midwicket for a couple.

88.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, firmly defended and, with just one over to go, he might have to wait until tomorrow...

England 265/3   PD Collingwood 98* (201b 7x4)

89.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and it's full, straight, Collingwood can't get any bat on it, almost treading on the ball...and that's the end of a terrific day's play for England

England 266/3   PD Collingwood 98* (202b 7x4)

91.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and he comes forward, firmly defending that with a pleasing clunk of the bat

91.2

Lee to Collingwood, 3 runs, on his legs, whipped through midwicket and there it is! Collingwood's third Test hundred. He clenches his fist, punches the air before waving the bat to the dressing room. All of the England players are on their feet, clapping and applauding, as indeed are the crowd who give him a loud and appreciative standing ovation.

England 269/3   PD Collingwood 101* (204b 7x4)

92.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, good line from Clark, a testing, nagging line five or six inches outside off. Collingwood shoulders arms

92.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, just a bit of bounce there from Clark, jumping up at Collingwood who gets into a bit of a tangle. Defended off the back foot

92.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, punched, without properly timing it, to short midwicket with a closed face of the bat. A squirty, spongy sort of shot

92.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, lovely, crisp, confident drive off the back foot but straight to mid-off

92.5

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, filthy short ball from Clark and Collingwood is quick to rock back and pull it, powerfully, just behind square. Fine-leg sprints round but it's four all the way

92.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, better length, forcing Collingwood forward

England 273/3   PD Collingwood 105* (210b 8x4)

93.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

England 276/3   PD Collingwood 105* (211b 8x4)

94.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, firmly defended on the front foot

94.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, excellent length forcing Collingwood forward, but he's resolute in defence, coming forward solidly

England 279/3   PD Collingwood 105* (213b 8x4)

95.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, pushed into the covers

95.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, on the back foot, Collingwood drives this firmly into the covers

95.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, very good line from Lee outside off - six inches or so - but Collingwood again shows the perfect defensive technique.

95.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, hit hard off the back foot - Collingwood's looking in great touch this morning, although he can't bisect the packed offside field

95.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and a good nut to end the over, forcing Collingwood back who defends

England 280/3   PD Collingwood 105* (218b 8x4)

96.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, poor ball - just too short; an ineffectual bouncer that Collingwood evades with ease

96.5

Clark to Collingwood, 2 runs, and the wrong line this time from Clark, too straight and Collingwood easily turns this off his hip down to fine leg for a couple

96.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, left alone

England 283/3   PD Collingwood 107* (221b 8x4)

97.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run

97.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and this is speared in on Collingwood's leg stump who pushes it back to the bowler, with a high front elbow, holding the pose

97.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and again it's firmly, solidly defended off the back foot

97.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, left alone

England 288/3   PD Collingwood 107* (225b 8x4)

99.1

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, neatly clipped off his legs for a single

England 301/3   PD Collingwood 108* (226b 8x4)

100.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, McGrath's first ball to Collingwood is just short of a length, Collingwood comes forward - jagged back into the right-hander a touch - and he defends

100.2

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 run, too wide, Collingwood chops it behind square to get Pietersen back on strike

100.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, that's a better line from McGrath - but really lacking pace and is left alone by Collingwood

100.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

100.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, jagged back on the right-hander who defends

England 306/3   PD Collingwood 109* (231b 8x4)

101.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, yowzers, Clark's all over Collingwood like a nasty rash here...the ball spitting viciously up at Collingwood who fends it off but the ball could've gone anywhere

101.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, ooh and again, the batsman forced back...he jumps up, fending this nasty riser from hitting his neck

101.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, fuller, no bounce this time and the batsman comfortably defends

101.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, more bounce but Collingwood plays this well

England 307/3   PD Collingwood 109* (235b 8x4)

102.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, shot! No run though. Driven with power and confidence to mid-off

102.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, ooh, low bounce there and Collingwood gets a thin, faint bottom edge to an attempted pull, falling short of Gilchrist

102.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, pushed to Ponting who's lurking at a very short mid-off

102.6

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed to midwicket, oh dear - this is trouble for Collingwood who dives, and the throw is wide of the stumps. I'd tell you more if they'd give me the replay, but all I can see is a massive yellow phallic being wheeled onto the pitch. Drinks, therefore, and time to hand over to Jenny.

England 309/3   PD Collingwood 110* (239b 8x4)

103.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, short delivery banged in straight and fended down off the back foot

103.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, a touch short again and that's defended down

103.3

Clark to Collingwood, 3 runs, not quite timed, but waits for that and plays a lovely upper cut high and even higher over the slips, boundary just inside the third-man boundary

England 312/3   PD Collingwood 113* (242b 8x4)

104.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended first up

104.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, on the mark to begin with, muted 'Oohs' as the batsman defends easily

104.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood dances down and is quick to stifle that one, crouching over

104.4

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, driven slowly to mid-on, Warne taking the pace off the ball here, just below 80kph (50mph)

England 313/3   PD Collingwood 114* (246b 8x4)

105.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, left alone with a hop onto the back foot as that one sails down off

105.3

Clark to Collingwood, 2 runs, tucked to square easily and there's some thinking to be done as to whether they will take the second - and decide to scramble through in the end

105.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, defended

105.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, thinks about tucking that one off his thigh through to midwicket, but stops on the shot

105.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, that one rises and Collingwood ducks under it easily, with a little bob

England 317/3   PD Collingwood 116* (251b 8x4)

107.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, defended

107.3

Clark to Collingwood, 1 run, an edge off a square cut squirted through between the gully and the cover

England 326/3   PD Collingwood 117* (253b 8x4)

109.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, that one's left alone and it flies through to Gilchrist

109.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, that's dinked off his legs just behind square

109.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, overpitched in line with off stick and that's dug out easily

109.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, driven to cover

109.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, pitched on off again, more driving to cover, more picking up

109.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, tasty one, a bouncer, well bowled and that's heading straight for Collingwood's head - until he sways and ducks at the last minute

England 327/3   PD Collingwood 117* (259b 8x4)

111.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, driven lazily into the covers

111.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, driven without any power to the covers again

111.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, tries the shorter one; it doesn't get up much though, thanks to the pitch, and Collingwood has a second or two to defend off the back foot

111.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, a touch of width outside off and that's driven out to cover

111.5

Clark to Collingwood, 1 run, tester; short one again and that gets up, but it's jabbed down well to third man

England 328/3   PD Collingwood 118* (264b 8x4)

112.1

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, over the wicket to Collingwood, a short ball and that's just eased away off the back foot, cut down behind point

England 329/3   PD Collingwood 119* (265b 8x4)

113.1

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, bissects the two fielders out on the hook and that's gone a long way - hit flat and hard - for a one-bounce four. Australia will be interested in the fact that one was in the air

113.2

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, on the drive this time, lamped through cover, blistering shot that

113.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, on the money from Clark - pitching on off and that's defended watchfully on the front foot

113.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, attempts a drive off the back foot

113.5

Clark to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, change of angle, short ball and Collingwood gets in a bit of a tangle, but manages to lay bat - oh no, it must have been pad or clothing - on it in the end

England 338/3   PD Collingwood 127* (270b 10x4)

114.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, over the wicket and Collingwood
comes down the track to meet that one and it's whipped along the ground to the alert Clarke at short midwicket who picks it up tidily

114.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, that's up there and defended quietly on the front foot

114.3

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, wideish and Collingwood gives himself time to caress that one off the back foot with a cut just behind point, lovely shot

114.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, on the front foot, defended

114.5

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, goes over the top, lifting that over midwicket and McGrath gives chase in vain

114.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, well bowled and played

England 344/3   PD Collingwood 133* (276b 11x4)

116.1

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, on-drive pushed easily to mid-on and there's a languid single

116.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

116.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, driven into the covers

116.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, waits for that off the back foot and drives it slowly into the covers

England 347/3   PD Collingwood 135* (280b 11x4)

117.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, very gentle loosener, slow but on off stump. This is his sixth spell so far

117.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, another one so slow it almost wobbles, Collingwood spars at it and misses. Close enough for Gilchrist to throw his head back in exasperation

117.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, that one seamed back into Collingwood, but he had time to play it into the covers

117.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, again gently played to point. Both batsman and bowler look like they have had a good lunch and don't want to overdo things

117.5

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 run, slightly short, Collingwood waits and pushed it wide of a diving cover, but only one as there's a man protecting the boundary

England 348/3   PD Collingwood 136* (285b 11x4)

118.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, blocked, no real turn there

118.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, full toss, hit uppishly wide of short midwicket, a shout of catch more in hope than expectation

England 349/3   PD Collingwood 137* (287b 11x4)

119.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood onto the back foot but doesn't try to hit it, just plops it safely down

119.2

McGrath to Collingwood, FOUR, driven, not quite controlled, but he opened the face and the ball run unhindered down to third man where there was a big open space

119.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, wide of off stump and left alone

119.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, outside off stump, and again Collingwood not interested

119.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, carbon copy. McGrath has changed his line from off stump to about 12-18 inches outside it. It's damage limitation time from the big man

119.6

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 run, shaped to drive through mid-ff bit a thick inside edge takes it square on the leg side

England 354/3   PD Collingwood 142* (293b 12x4)

120.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, good line, no appreciable turn, blocked

120.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, flighted, Collingwood waits and flicks it down to deepish mid-on

England 355/3   PD Collingwood 143* (295b 12x4)

121.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, McGrath bowling wide of off stump to a packed offside field. Same tactics but far less cynical ...

121.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood into line to bock

121.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, pushed to extra cover, no run, no sniff of one

121.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, turned into the leg side, runs no more than 10 or 12 feet from the batsman

121.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood surprised by a bouncer, shapes to hook but it's too short and he pulls out of the shot very late

121.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, outside off stump, Collingwood stands tall and pushes it into the off

England 355/3   PD Collingwood 143* (301b 12x4)

122.6

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, on leg stump and flicked to deepish mid-on

England 357/3   PD Collingwood 144* (302b 12x4)

123.1

McGrath to Collingwood, 2 runs, very wide and Pietersen hammers that to the left of point but the man in the deep runs round to field

123.2

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 run, a bit short and hit hard into the ground and it bobbles out to deep extra cover

123.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, pushed to cover

123.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, blocked, no real effort from either party

123.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, a tame end to a tame over ... "Boring England," chant the Australian fans

England 361/3   PD Collingwood 147* (307b 12x4)

124.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run

England 363/3   PD Collingwood 148* (308b 12x4)

125.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, outside off stump and left alone

125.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, on off stump and pushed up to mid-off

125.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, bouncer at 79mph (127kph) but too short and Collingwood stands tall as it scoots past

125.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, patted back to mid-on who struggles to find the enthusiasm to bend over and pick it up

125.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, blocked into the leg side

125.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, blocked into the leg side

England 363/3   PD Collingwood 148* (314b 12x4)

126.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, blocked

126.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, lovely flighted ball, beats Collingwood's prod. That's what we want to see

126.4

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, Collingwood takes two strides down the track and lofts the ball back over Warne's head, not timed perfectly but it beats the man halfway back at mid-off who chases back in a fruitless effort

126.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, watchful defence

126.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood smothers the spin

England 368/3   PD Collingwood 152* (319b 13x4)

127.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, back to the more orthodox as Collingwood blocks it

127.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, right behind the line of the ball and punched into the ground

127.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, exaggerated defensive shot and the pose then held for the side-on photographers

127.6

McGrath to Collingwood, 2 runs, flicked from middle-and-leg to the man at deep square leg

England 375/3   PD Collingwood 154* (323b 13x4)

128.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, the first "Bowled, Shane" of the session as he opts for a more conventional attack to Collingwood

128.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and again on the spot and Collingwood blocks

128.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, short, Collingwood waits and punches it to the man halfway back at mid-on

England 377/3   PD Collingwood 155* (326b 13x4)

129.1

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed to extra cover, cantered single

129.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, plopped down safely

129.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, decent line, defended

129.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, faster ball, speared in at leg stump and Collingwood keeps it out with no alarms

England 379/3   PD Collingwood 156* (330b 13x4)

130.6

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run

England 388/3   PD Collingwood 157* (331b 13x4)

131.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run

131.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, leg stump, neatly flicked to midwicket

131.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, again leggish line and nothing doing

131.3

Lee to Collingwood, 3 runs, fullish, well driven fine to the left of mid-on and pulled up a few yards inside the boundary

England 391/3   PD Collingwood 160* (334b 13x4)

132.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, conventional stuff to Collingwood, blocked

132.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood right over that, almost chesting it into the ground

132.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, fullish, deliberately placed between the cover fielders and an easy single. Big cheers from the Barmy Army as the 400 comes up. "Ingerland," they chant

England 400/3   PD Collingwood 162* (337b 13x4)

133.1

Lee to Collingwood, 2 runs, down the leg side, whipped off his legs

133.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, ooh well bowled there, swinging into Collingwood who's trapped in his crease. Perhaps a bit of reverse swing there. Well done everyone

133.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, outside off, touch too short and it's left alone

133.4

Lee to Collingwood, 2 runs, typical Collingwood, just nurdling this like the utter nurdler he is, picking up two easy runs on the on side. Two easy ones, as opposed to two difficult ones

133.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, super effort from Lee there, a great yorker reverse-swinging into the batsman who digs it out

133.6

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, far too wide and chopped down to deep point

England 405/3   PD Collingwood 167* (343b 13x4)

134.1

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, landed on off stump, crisply driven to long-off

134.4

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, and he pushes this into the leg side

134.5

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, ooh, just held that one up a bit, pushed back to the bowler

134.6

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, leg-side, pushed down the ground once more

England 408/3   PD Collingwood 169* (347b 13x4)

135.1

Lee to Collingwood, FOUR, it's an edge! An edge I tell you. But Lee is slipless and Collingwood's wafty outside edge flies through the vacant cordon down to third man for four.

135.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, great comeback! Inswinging yorker, really well bowled but well dug out

135.3

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, another yorker of not-quite-yorker-length, swinging down the leg side and Collingwood sits back in his crease, waits for it, before bunging it down the ground

England 413/3   PD Collingwood 174* (350b 14x4)

136.1

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, defended back to the bowler

136.2

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, fuller and straighter and quicker and it's defended

136.3

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, too short allowing the batsman to push it off the back foot for a single

136.5

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, defended

136.6

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, turned round the corner

England 420/3   PD Collingwood 176* (355b 14x4)

137.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, good inswing there, good pace too and timed into the covers

137.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended by Collingwood on the front foot

137.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, well bowled again, Lee. Fast, inswinging yorker but it's well dug out by Collingwood

137.4

Lee to Collingwood, 3 runs, too wide and full, hence no swing, and it's squirted out to third man

137.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and that's defended on the front foot

England 424/3   PD Collingwood 179* (360b 14x4)

138.2

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, and that's pushed down the ground for another single

138.4

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, nicely flighted and cautiously defended by Collingwood

138.5

Clarke to Collingwood, 2 runs, tickles this down to fine leg with a neat turn of the wrists

138.6

Clarke to Collingwood, 2 runs, lovely elegant cover drive but without proper timing

England 431/3   PD Collingwood 184* (364b 14x4)

139.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended solidly by Collingwood

139.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, well bowled but Lee needs to adjust his line slightly here. Too straight, drifting down leg

139.5

Lee to Collingwood, FOUR, slower ball, outside off - very slow - Collingwood sees it like a beach ball and smacks it through extra cover for four. This is fine, confident yet sensible batting

139.6

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, pushes this off the back foot into the covers

England 441/3   PD Collingwood 189* (368b 15x4)

140.1

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, tucked off his legs

140.2

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot. He really could have slapped that...

140.3

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed with a touch more power down the ground, long-off fields

140.5

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, full toss which Collingwood does nothing with, pushing it back to the bowler

140.6

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, good footwork from Collingwood, skipping back and tucking it to leg and that's his highest first-class score

England 444/3   PD Collingwood 191* (373b 15x4)

141.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, as ever, Collingwood closes the face here and pushes it to cover

141.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, solidly defended on the front foot

141.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, good pace here from Clark, hurrying Collingwood and he tucks it to leg

141.4

Clark to Collingwood, 2 runs, nicely dug out here for a couple to deep midwicket

141.5

Clark to Collingwood, 3 runs

England 449/3   PD Collingwood 196* (378b 15x4)

142.1

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood comes forward watchfully to defend

142.2

Clarke to Collingwood, 2 runs, too full, Langer's sweeping on the extra cover boundary but it's neatly played by Collingwood nevertheless.

142.3

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, outside off - oooh misses out here! Clunks it, without timing, back to the bowler

142.4

Clarke to Collingwood, 1 run, down the pitch, flicking to leg, screams "TWO" but there's only one on offer there and he remains on 199.

142.6

Clarke to Collingwood, FOUR, down the pitch and he smacks him over his head for four! What a way to bring up your first double hundred. He receives a huge hug from Pietersen and a deafening standing ovation from the crowd. All of England's players are on their feet, and Australia clap him to a man. What a knock.

England 457/3   PD Collingwood 203* (383b 16x4)

143.3

Clark to Collingwood, 2 runs, cleverly played, cutting it in front of square

143.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, defended on the back foot

143.5

Clark to Collingwood, 1 run, tickled off his legs down to fine leg

England 461/3   PD Collingwood 206* (386b 16x4)

144.4

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front feet

144.5

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, and it's quietly pushed out into the covers

144.6

Clarke to Collingwood, no run, pushed to leg

England 465/3   PD Collingwood 206* (389b 16x4)

145.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, and he leaves this off-side wobbler

145.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, and again he won't be tempted

145.5

Clark to Collingwood, OUT, and he's GONE! Collingwood is out, he's edged Clark behind, a swinging delivery driven on the up, takes a thick outside edge and Gilchrist takes the catch. He receive tumultuous applause, a standing ovation from everyone in the ground and every Australian on the pitch. A fabulous innings

PD Collingwood c †Gilchrist b Clark 206 (515m 392b 16x4 0x6) SR: 52.55

England 468/4   PD Collingwood 206 (392b 16x4)
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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
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Australia won by 6 wickets
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