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

30.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, firmly defended by Collingwood here, coming right forward to this gentle inducker

30.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, no! Don't do that. That's just daft. Well wide of the off stump, Collingwood meekly wafts at it like a moth trying to find its way to a light bulb. He fails.

30.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, outside off and he leaves this one alone, wisely

30.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, terrific bowling this, just nagging outside off stump and with a hint of away movement, Collingwood blocks it out with a pleasing clunk of the bat. Well done everyone

30.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, massively wide and Gilchrist does well to dive to his left and snaffle it. Great word that, snaffle

England 70/2   PD Collingwood 0* (5b)

32.4

Clark to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, reverse-swinging and worked off his pads

32.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, "awwww" says Gilchrist as the batsman leaves this outside off

England 73/3   PD Collingwood 0* (7b)

34.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run

34.2

Clark to Collingwood, 1 run, strays down leg and that's tucked off the ankles to midwicket

34.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, attempted yorker - and a slower one, too. Pitches right up there and that's good thinking but Collingwood just just dug that one out

34.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, goes down outside off and that just wobbles away in the air

34.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, defended this time

England 75/4   PD Collingwood 1* (12b)

35.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, 'oooh' goes the cry as Flintoff comes down late on that one in defence

England 76/4   PD Collingwood 1* (13b)

37.1

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

37.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended again

37.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, reaches out to pad that one away as it pitches outside leg

37.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended, with some bat this time, on the front foot

37.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, pitches outside leg again; it's padded away easily - this time...

37.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended

England 77/4   PD Collingwood 1* (19b)

39.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, pitches outside leg and kicked away

39.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, a rare positive shot from England, flicked off the legs, but their intent goes awry as their calling gets mixed up, and the non-striker has to run back to his mark quickly

39.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended

39.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, oh my word, that one was close. Just to say pitched outside leg and the batsman pads up to it. Umpire Bucknor, cool as you like, merely nods his head, unmoved

39.5

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

39.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, driven straight to mid-on which it snapped up easily

England 77/5   PD Collingwood 1* (25b)

40.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, tries to bang that one in at Collingwood - it doesn't really get up and the batsman is solid in defence

40.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, ah! Collingwood pulls out of that one at the last second but not before setting England's nerves on edge once more

England 78/5   PD Collingwood 1* (27b)

41.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended the front foot

41.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended the front foot

41.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, pitches on leg stump and that's driven without much power

41.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, pitches on leg stump and that's driven without much power

41.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended

41.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, huge rip across Collingwood but way wide down the off. Not taking any chances, the batsman follows the ball with his pad

41.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, walks backwards and pays a patient defensive off the back foot

England 79/5   PD Collingwood 1* (32b)

43.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, pitches on leg but defended

43.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, pitches outside leg and there are some cheeky shouts for lbw from Australia. Unlikely to be given - and indeed turned down

43.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, straight one, that goes on straight and that's defended forward

43.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended into the leg-side and there's a shout of 'Catch it' even though it goes on the floor

43.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended again

43.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, topspinner and that's defended on the money once more

England 82/5   PD Collingwood 1* (38b)

44.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, swings in at the right-hander and there's a loud appeal - let's hope it wasn't excessive - for lbw but there was an inside edge on it first up

44.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, more swing - at some pace, too - in at Collingwood who does well to defend that one. Afterwards he affords himself a little grin but there was not too much to smile about as that one was winging its way at him

44.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off this time

44.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended solidly off the back foot and there's a loud cry of 'No!' That'll be no, then

England 83/5   PD Collingwood 1* (42b)

45.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, bends in from outside leg at the very last minute and that's defended forward at the very last millisecond

45.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood ends up with his legs looking Bambi's as he goes to meet that one, misses it, it bends pass him and he's close to falling over

45.4

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, worked away through midwicket and huge cheers greet the first boundary of the session - and indeed the first the scoring shot above two

45.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, pads up this time

45.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended forward

45.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended forward

England 88/5   PD Collingwood 5* (47b 1x4)

46.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, Lee blazes in, his face full of hostility; his delivery wasn't though - banged in as it was on this pitch it hardly got up at all and that's left alone as it nips away off the seam to Gilchrist

46.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, the ball dies on the pitch as it again fails to get up as it dribbles through to the keeper

46.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, nips in off the seam this time and the batsman gets over it and works it gently into the leg-side

46.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, attempted an inswinging yorker and that one didn't pitch but nevertheless the batsman did well to get bat down on it

46.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, a bit of a waste of the last ball of the morning, wide and easily left alone

England 89/5   PD Collingwood 5* (52b 1x4)

47.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, a grunt from Warne as he lets go, Collingwood right into line

47.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood goes right back on his stumps, waits, and pats it into the leg side

England 90/5   PD Collingwood 5* (54b 1x4)

49.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, more oohs and aahs, more for effect as Collingwood dealt with that easily

49.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, right forward and solid defence

49.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, outside leg stump, padded away and past Gilchrist ... dead ball called and slip trots to get it while everyone else chats

49.4

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, short, hammered to the cover boundary but there's a man there sweeping so only the one

England 95/6   PD Collingwood 6* (58b 1x4)

50.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, right up at Collingwood's feet but wide of off stump and patted away

50.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, swinging away, started wide, and Collingwood not tempted

50.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, peach, swinging back into Collingwood and an inside edge saved him, but he was back and it hit him on the thigh so was probably too high anyway. Lee, who knows how expensive appealing can be, doesn't even try to ask ...

50.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, outside off stump but his first 90mph + ball of the afternoon

50.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, very full and swinging away. Collingwood's judgment has been good and he's not going to be tempted. Unlike Jones, who almost needed a cue extension to reach the one that got him out

50.6

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, placed a few yards towards midwicket and Collingwood scrambles through for what turned out to be an easy single

England 96/6   PD Collingwood 7* (64b 1x4)

51.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, exaggerated forward defensive shot

51.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run

England 97/6   PD Collingwood 8* (66b 1x4)

52.1

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

52.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, jags back into the batsman and thuds into his thighpad

52.3

Lee to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, again Collingwood hit rather than doing the hitting, but it ends up in space

England 98/7   PD Collingwood 8* (69b 1x4)

53.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, another massive appeal as the ball goes through Collingwood's backward prod. The replay shows that Bucknor was again on the mark as it flicked the batsman's trousers. Tense times

53.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, full toss hit into space at midwicket

England 99/7   PD Collingwood 9* (71b 1x4)

54.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, slightly short, Collingwood driven back and he jumps as he drops that one down at his feet

54.2

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed into the covers and with runs available at will, Collingwood decides that Hoggard is good enough to face four balls and accepts the gift

England 100/7   PD Collingwood 10* (73b 1x4)

55.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood crouches and lets that hit his foot way outside the line of leg stump

55.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, waist-high full toss, steered to deepish square leg

55.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, watched and then left alone

55.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, another grunt as Warne lets go, Collingwood watches and plays a late defensive shot

England 102/7   PD Collingwood 11* (77b 1x4)

58.1

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, worked into the leg side. Collingwood now happy to let his colleagues fend for themselves

58.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, correct forward defensive shot

58.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, short and Collingwood happy to watch that go past

58.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, short and Collingwood almost ended up snorting that as he snapped his head back to avoid being struck

England 107/8   PD Collingwood 12* (81b 1x4)

60.1

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, swinging into the right hander, Collingwood squirts it out into the covers without really timing it - and oddly chooses to take the single

60.3

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, great ball again, swinging in at pace and Collingwood can't get any bat on it

60.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, boshed into the covers by Collingwood; down on one knee, cover-driven straight to the fielder

60.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood roars "no" to Harmison as he defends this outside the off stump...but there's no run on offer and it'll be Warne to Harmison...

England 113/8   PD Collingwood 14* (85b 1x4)

61.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, calmly, confidently chipped down the ground

England 115/8   PD Collingwood 15* (86b 1x4)

62.1

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 bye, far too wide of the off stump, left alone by the batsman, nutmegging Gilchrist and they steal a single

England 116/8   PD Collingwood 15* (87b 1x4)

63.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, what a ripper! What an absolute corker from Warne - you cannot play those, even with a barndoor. Landing outside leg, ripping past his forward defensive and Gilchrist took it to his right.

63.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, fuller, Collingwood smothers it

63.3

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, too short, Collingwood chops it down to mid-on...and takes a single to get Anderson onto strike. Oh dear

England 120/9   PD Collingwood 16* (90b 1x4)

64.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, ooh, inside edge there from Collingwood - McGrath's found his line now

64.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, in the channel, cutting away from Collingwood who leaves it alone

64.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, and it's too wide again, left alone

64.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, firmly blocked out by Collingwood

64.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, well bowled - Collingwood can't get this away and defends it solidly

64.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, inswinging yorker and he can't get this away either, decent over that and it leaves Anderson exposed to Warne.

England 120/9   PD Collingwood 16* (96b 1x4)

66.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, pushed to a deepish mid-off, no run on offer

66.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, oh and he's deceived Collingwood here with a slower ball which is chipped in the air...but there's no man at midwicket. They're all out in the deep, which seems odd. Just one slip - standing at third or even fourth slip

66.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, swinging into Collingwood who plays it back to McGrath

66.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, swinging into the batsman who is rapped on the pads

66.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, again swinging in, but this is too wide and lacking pace, Collingwood plays it neatly and calmly

66.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, quicker, and deliberately sent wider and Collingwood can't get a run here. Anderson back on strike to Warne...

England 120/9   PD Collingwood 16* (102b 1x4)

67.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood forward with a big stride to defend this

67.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, flighted on middle-and-leg, Collingwood hides his bat behind the pad

67.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, ah, well bowled - turning out of the rough on leg stump but well played from Collingwood, going right back, waiting for it and defending

67.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, gets into a right tangle here does Collingwood, going back into his crease before trying to come forward and smother the spin

67.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, padded away to end the over, but no run on offer

England 121/9   PD Collingwood 16* (107b 1x4)

69.1

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

69.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, landed on leg, padded away

69.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, a touch straighter this time but again it's padded away

69.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and this is nicely flighted on leg, defended off the back foot

69.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, too short from Warne allowing Collingwood to punch it off the back foot

69.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and again he comes forward, again defending solidly.

England 123/9   PD Collingwood 16* (113b 1x4)

71.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, pitches outside leg, a belated appeal from Warne and Ponting as this bobbles off his pad to silly point

71.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and he's trapped him lbw here surely, surely. No! Bucknor says no, and replays show it pitched outside leg. Warne can't believe it!

71.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, padded away to silly point

71.4

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, but after 23 consecutive dot balls, Collingwood gets a full toss which he works through midwicket

71.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, he's dropped him! Quicker ball outside off, Collingwood edges this to Gilchrist's right, the ball hammers into his right glove - and out again! It flies to Hayden who can't get down in time...ooh this is tense

71.6

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, and that's four! Collingwood clips another full toss through midwicket. Barmies are going spare.

England 129/9   PD Collingwood 22* (119b 2x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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