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

40.1

Lee to Jones, no run, pitches just outside off and Jones defends that solidly on the front foot

40.2

Lee to Jones, no run, a little hint of reverse swing for Lee who continues with that decent line outside off but it's defended solidly enough

40.3

Lee to Jones, no run, pitched up there and defended forward in line with off once more. Lee's nagging away here and bowling well in tandem with Warne

40.4

Lee to Jones, 1 run, slightly slower one but Jones gets off the mark with one which squirts behind point

England 78/5   GO Jones 1* (4b)

41.1

Warne to Jones, 1 run, the batsman finds a way through the men short in on the off-side, driving that one through cover

England 79/5   GO Jones 2* (5b)

42.1

Lee to Jones, no run, sends that wide down the off, wobbling it away, and for some reason the batsman feels compelled to swish at that. For the second time today, why?

42.2

Lee to Jones, no run, ooh, that one just slides down the leg side and there are appeals - from the crowd, but nobody on the pitch

42.3

Lee to Jones, no run, Gilchrist pouches that tidily

42.4

Lee to Jones, 1 no ball, a magnificent yorker, nearly crushing those toes, but he overstepped there

42.4

Lee to Jones, no run, defended into the covers

42.5

Lee to Jones, no run, oh, a bit of under-edge as Jones shapes to pull, decides not to, and that bounces down outside off-stump in front of Gilchrist

42.6

Lee to Jones, 2 byes, strays down leg this time, that runs along to fine leg and the slip leaves his position to chase that one down

England 82/5   GO Jones 2* (12b)

44.1

Lee to Jones, no run, pitched right up there, a hint of swing, and that's defended forward and low

44.1

Lee to Jones, no run, pitched right up there, a hint of swing, and that's defended forward and low

44.2

Lee to Jones, 1 run, driven through cover

England 83/5   GO Jones 3* (14b)

45.1

Warne to Jones, 1 run, ooh, just past Mike Hussey at short leg and Australia nearly had another man just before the lunch break

England 84/5   GO Jones 4* (15b)

46.1

Lee to Jones, 1 run, played out to gully off the back foot

England 89/5   GO Jones 5* (16b)

47.1

Warne to Jones, no run

47.1

Warne to Jones, no run, great start, ripping legbreak pitched just outside leg stump

47.2

Warne to Jones, no run, massive appeal, a snorter which turns past the outside edge of Jones's bat and everyone goes up, Warne dancing down the pitch, but Bucknor remains inscrutable

47.3

Warne to Jones, no run, Jones back and across

47.4

Warne to Jones, 1 run, too full, Jones waits and turns that into the leg side

England 90/5   GO Jones 6* (20b)

48.1

Lee to Jones, FOUR

48.1

Lee to Jones, FOUR, wide, driven in the air right to second slip ... unfortunately, Australia have a first and a fourth slip but nothing in between and the ball races to the third-man boundary

48.2

Lee to Jones, no run

48.3

Lee to Jones, no run

48.4

Lee to Jones, OUT, what a sucker punch and what a soft dismissal! A fullish ball so wide that Jones had to stretch to reach it, and he cracks it straight to Matthew Hayden in the gully who takes a good catch .... he didn't have to move much but it was travelling

GO Jones c Hayden b Lee 10 (41m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

England 94/6   GO Jones 10 (24b 1x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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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