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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
90.5

Hoggard to Gilchrist, no run, but it's a bit too straight and worked off his legs

90.6

Hoggard to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushed into the covers and he's off the mark and retains the strike

Australia 287/5   AC Gilchrist 1* (2b)
91.1

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, and Flintoff is right on the money straight away, Gilchrist is stuck in his crease and defends on the back foot. Should have been forward to that one...

91.2

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, there's the line, there's the length! Outside off, in the corridor and Flintoff smiles, knowingly, at Gilchrist who leaves it alone

91.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 1 run, and he gets off the strike there, pushing it into the covers but there was little feet movement...Gilchrist relying on his excellent eye to time it, which he does, and get off the strike

Australia 288/5   AC Gilchrist 2* (5b)
92.1

Hoggard to Gilchrist, 1 run, too straight, worked off his legs easily

Australia 291/5   AC Gilchrist 3* (6b)
93.1

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, and this leaves the left hander slightly who, too, leaves it alone

93.2

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, Gilchrist times it into the covers - good length from Flintoff, Gilchrist not really on top of that

93.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, great line again, Gilchrist really is being made to concentrate fiercely hard here. Just a bit of nibble outside off but the batsman defends firmly on the back foot

93.4

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, and again he goes back to defend.

93.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, FOUR, bang! He's laced it through point for four

93.6

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 2 runs, punched off the back foot

Australia 301/5   AC Gilchrist 9* (12b 1x4)
95.1

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, left alone, too short, Gilchrist not tempted

95.2

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, played out to cover

95.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 3 runs, well played, calmly played, Gilchrist coming forward and gently hitting this past mid-off, not looking to hit the face off it

Australia 308/5   AC Gilchrist 12* (15b 1x4)
96.1

Hoggard to Gilchrist, no run, very well bowled indeed, angling in to Gilchrist who is squared up. Again, he doesn't come forward sufficiently

96.2

Hoggard to Gilchrist, 1 run, and he does come forward this time, calmly pushing it past mid-off

Australia 309/5   AC Gilchrist 13* (17b 1x4)
97.2

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 2 runs, wide and driven through the covers, big cheers from the crowd

97.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, again driven but a bit uppishly into the gully. Gilchrist not over that, played a bit away from his body

97.4

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, relaxed drive to mid-off

97.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, very gentle, outside off stump and left. 80mph (128.8kph)

97.6

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, again outside off stump, a touch of awayswing and Gilchrist just watched it pass

Australia 315/5   AC Gilchrist 15* (22b 1x4)
98.2

Hoggard to Gilchrist, no run, outside off stump, Gilchrist plays the waiting game

98.3

Hoggard to Gilchrist, 2 runs, Hoggard gets his line wrong and Gilchrist quick to pounce, flicking the ball off his hips down to long leg

98.4

Hoggard to Gilchrist, no run, nothing doing as Hoggard rediscovers his line probing a few inches outside off stump

98.5

Hoggard to Gilchrist, no run, same line, same result

98.6

Hoggard to Gilchrist, no run, Hoggard gets that one wrong, even wider and Gilchrist has clearly decided not to nibble at this stage of the day

Australia 318/5   AC Gilchrist 17* (27b 1x4)
99.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, off-stump line, Gilchrist steers it to cover

99.4

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, Flintoff on the spot again and Gilchrist half a stride forward to block

99.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, Flintoff continues to probe, Gilchrist continues to leave

99.6

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, Gilchrist shoulders arms

Australia 319/5   AC Gilchrist 17* (31b 1x4)
100.5

Hoggard to Gilchrist, 1 run, flicked to deep square leg

Australia 321/5   AC Gilchrist 18* (32b 1x4)
101.1

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, behind that, played out safely

101.2

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, indecision from Gilchrist, he opted to play late and was well beaten

101.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, full, driven weakly to silly extra cover

101.4

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, solid block to mid-on

101.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, a one-day shot, Gilchrist looked to cut/run the ball behind square and it fell inches short of Bell in the gully. Loads of oohs and aahs

101.6

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, loud clapping from the fielders as Flintoff again makes Gilchrist play

Australia 321/5   AC Gilchrist 18* (38b 1x4)
103.1

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 1 run, Gilchrist drives at a widish one, he ball goes in the air through where a straighter gully would have been. Runs for Gilchrist, a psychological victory for the bowler

Australia 322/5   AC Gilchrist 19* (39b 1x4)
105.1

Harmison to Gilchrist, no run, full, Gilchrist drives and a moment of high drama as the crowd think he's nicked it to Jones ... as it is, the ball went almost sideways out of a footmark and missed the outside edge of the bat by some way

105.2

Harmison to Gilchrist, no run, big cheers as Harmison again fires one through and Gilchrist looks less than happy

105.3

Harmison to Gilchrist, no run, this time Gilchrist right into line

105.4

Harmison to Gilchrist, no run, well defended

105.5

Harmison to Gilchrist, 3 runs, controlled outside edge past third slip who dives in slow motion

Australia 328/5   AC Gilchrist 22* (44b 1x4)
106.1

Hoggard to Gilchrist, FOUR, short, Gilchrist into line and slams that through midwicket with real oomph. It was hit uppishly but totally safe

106.2

Hoggard to Gilchrist, no run, straight drive, so straight it smashes into the stumps and to a fielder. Unlike Bowden, who at Brisbane reacted to any straight drive as if he was being peppered with buckshot, Koertzen barely moves

106.3

Hoggard to Gilchrist, 2 runs, extra-cover drive, Anderson chases with the enthusiasm of a man off to visit a tax inspector

106.4

Hoggard to Gilchrist, no run, big shout, struck him on the knee roll in line and that looked out on first viewing

106.5

Hoggard to Gilchrist, no run, firm drive to mid-off

106.6

Hoggard to Gilchrist, no run, and again a good block

Australia 334/5   AC Gilchrist 28* (50b 2x4)
108.1

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, one step forward and a pad then bat block

108.2

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, zipped back at Gilchrist who was right back on his stumps and was only saved by a thin edge

108.3

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, Gilchrist gets forward this time

108.4

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, full and a rather tail-endish swipe aimed over midwicket, but the balls goes almost nowhere and actually bounces up into the batsman's helmet

108.5

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, he skips down the pitch to block on the half volley

108.6

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, really watchful defence

Australia 338/5   AC Gilchrist 28* (56b 2x4)
109.3

Harmison to Gilchrist, FOUR, full, and Gilchrist cover drives with real class for the first time today

109.4

Harmison to Gilchrist, FOUR, bingo! Same ball, same shot, same result

109.5

Harmison to Gilchrist, no run, driven hard at short extra cover

109.6

Harmison to Gilchrist, 2 runs, wide and slashed through the covers, Anderson scrambles to field, doesn't collect it cleanly but still stops the boundary

Australia 349/5   AC Gilchrist 38* (60b 4x4)
110.2

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, prodded out into the leg side

110.3

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, Gilchrist takes two steps down and almost yorks himself

110.4

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, one step and blocked, he looked for a second as if he was going to really hammer that but thought better of it

110.5

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, short, Gilchrist leans into that and absolutely larrups that into the helmet of Cook at short leg, and he goes down like a man hit by a Tyson (Mike, not Frank) uppercut. Cooks doesn't beat the ten count but he's up and he pulls his sunglasses off and has a sharp intake of breath as the physio runs down the steps on to the pitch, clutching a bag

110.6

Giles to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushed to mid-off where Harmison lumbers in ... his throw hits the stumps but Gilchrist is home and already has his gloves off by the time it does

Australia 351/5   AC Gilchrist 39* (65b 4x4)
111.1

Harmison to Gilchrist, no run, "wait there" is the call as Gilchrist punches this firmly back to Harmison

111.2

Harmison to Gilchrist, 1 run, down the leg side and turned neatly through midwicket

111.4

Harmison to Gilchrist, FOUR, ah, shot - too full, down the leg side but Gilchrist pumps this down the ground with great timing - delicious shot

111.5

Harmison to Gilchrist, 3 runs, ooh and again he drives this down the ground, albeit with a closed face of the bat.

Australia 360/5   AC Gilchrist 47* (69b 5x4)
112.1

Giles to Gilchrist, 3 runs, pushed with power through extra cover, they come back for three and there's Gilchrist's fifty.

112.6

Giles to Gilchrist, FOUR, shot! That's Gilchrist at his best, frankly; meeting the ball on the full and timing it magnificently through extra cover, along the ground, for four

Australia 370/5   AC Gilchrist 54* (71b 6x4)
113.2

Anderson to Gilchrist, no run, nicely bowled just outside off, jagging back into the batsman who comes forward and defends it watchfully

113.3

Anderson to Gilchrist, FOUR, poor line, really dreadful ball down the leg side and Gilchrist easily whips this for four through midwicket.

113.4

Anderson to Gilchrist, no run, ooh again, lovely shot, well timed to mid-on...but straight to mid-on

113.5

Anderson to Gilchrist, no run, that's the line from Anderson, just outside off and forcing Gilchrist to defend his stumps

113.6

Anderson to Gilchrist, 2 runs, NEARLY! Was that a chance? Driven on the up without moving his feet, spooning it to Ian Bell in the gully who dived to his right, it was a grubber and just didn't carry. Very, very close

Australia 379/5   AC Gilchrist 60* (76b 7x4)
114.2

Giles to Gilchrist, FOUR, bang! Down on one knee, swept past Alastair Cook's skull at short-leg and racing to the deep midwicket boundary for four. Massive power.

114.3

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, down the wicket comes Gilchrist, aggressively chipping it back to the bowler who dives to his right to field

114.4

Giles to Gilchrist, OUT, and here he goes again, he's smashed this hard, but it's miscued and it's flying down to the man at deep midwicket - and Bell clings on! Adrenaline got the better of Gilchrist there, just as he was looking all set to stamp on England

AC Gilchrist c Bell b Giles 64 (111m 79b 8x4 0x6) SR: 81.01

Australia 384/6   AC Gilchrist 64 (79b 8x4)
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