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
145.6

Clark to Flintoff, no run, slips and a gully for Flintoff but none of those come into play as he presses forward into the cover region and that rounds off Clark's over

England 468/4   A Flintoff 0* (1b)
146.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, creeps forward and Flintoff prods at that one, fending it into the fully region

146.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, oh dear, you don't want to be doing that. A deliberate press down from Flintoff and Pietersen sets off looking for a run, but has to make it back sharpish and if the shy had connected he'd have been a gonner

146.4

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, rushes at that one and it cannons off his back leg and bobbles into the air

146.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, comes forward and that's defended forward, quietly

England 471/4   A Flintoff 1* (5b)
147.2

Clark to Flintoff, no run, ooh, you couldn't have shoved a slip of rice paper between Flintoff's front leg and his bat there as he pleases his coach with a textbook forward defensive

147.3

Clark to Flintoff, no run, straightforward defensive again to one which once more pitches just outside off

147.4

Clark to Flintoff, no run, that wobbles in at the batsman, but he stands tall and drives that casually to Martyn at mid-off

147.5

Clark to Flintoff, no run, takes the pace off that one, but it's wide enough down the off-side channel for Flintoff to lift his bat and leave the ball well alone

147.6

Clark to Flintoff, no run, just pitches outside off, pushed right up there and Flintoff fancies on-driving, but miscues and the ball rolls harmlessly towards mid-on, pretty slowly

England 472/4   A Flintoff 1* (10b)
148.4

Warne to Flintoff, 2 runs, dibs down soft hands on that one but times it well enough to the midwicket boundary off his legs

148.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, more gentle hands, like hands that do dishes, and that's eased into the cover region

148.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, presses over that one with an easy defence

England 475/4   A Flintoff 3* (13b)
149.6

Clark to Flintoff, no run, defended forward

England 476/4   A Flintoff 3* (14b)
150.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, defended forward on the front foot

150.4

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, tickles that to mid-on and the batsmen rush a quick single

150.6

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, tapped forward

England 484/4   A Flintoff 5* (17b)
151.1

Clark to Flintoff, no run, that's wideish and Flintoff reaches out to cut that square, but doesn't quite time it

151.2

Clark to Flintoff, 3 runs, straight down the ground, a touch aerial, but just wide of the man at mid-on, Lee, who chases it down and the gulls get scattered. That was nowhere near the middle of the bat, just sheer timing helped it on its way

151.5

Clark to Flintoff, 1 run, slower delivery and that's eased into the covers

England 489/4   A Flintoff 9* (20b)
152.3

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, eased on the off-side

England 491/5   A Flintoff 10* (21b)
153.1

Clark to Flintoff, no run, straight bouncer, easily ducked under

153.2

Clark to Flintoff, no run, that one nips back in off the seam at Flintoff who strides down confidently and knocks it into the short midwicket region

153.3

Clark to Flintoff, no run, huuuuuuge - and rare - shout for lbw (two hands'n'all) but Bucknor remains unmoved; although that rapped Flintoff on the back leg, it was sliding down the leg-side and possibly a touch too high, as well

153.4

Clark to Flintoff, no run, solid in defence this time

153.5

Clark to Flintoff, no run, defended forward once more

153.6

Clark to Flintoff, no run, a touch of room outside off and Flintoff just plants himself forward and pushes it into the off-side

England 491/5   A Flintoff 10* (27b)
155.1

Clark to Flintoff, no run, big shout for an attempted yorker sliding down past leg-stump. Umpire Bucknor turns the appeal down with a smile which probably secretly says, "You're joking!" but passes as congeniality

155.2

Clark to Flintoff, no run, comes forward to straight-drive

155.3

Clark to Flintoff, 1 run, comes forward and straight-bats that forward, stunning the ball, really, and sets off, looking for the run

England 492/6   A Flintoff 11* (30b)
156.1

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

156.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, comes forward to defend

156.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, blocks that one, a gentle turner, out to point

156.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, comes forward and prods again

156.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, more defence

156.6

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, eased in front of point and the batsmen jog through

England 495/6   A Flintoff 12* (36b)
157.1

Lee to Flintoff, no run, loosener; a tired-looking delivery, straying on to leg and Flintoff drives it straight to mid-on

157.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, yorker, dug out well by Flintoff at 138kph

157.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, attempted bouncer but too short and too high, allowing the batsman time to duck under it without any alarm

157.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, another yorker, but well played once more by Flintoff

157.5

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, attempted yorker went wrong and ended up a high full toss but, coming at hip height, that's not easy to play... unless you're Flintoff, who leans on that and pushes it through the leg-side. Well put away

157.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, defended carefully on the back foot

England 499/6   A Flintoff 16* (42b 1x4)
158.3

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, knocks the ball to mid-off

England 501/6   A Flintoff 17* (43b 1x4)
159.1

Lee to Flintoff, 2 runs, attempted bouncer sits up a treat and entices the batsman with come-to-the-boundary eyes. Flintoff accepts the offer, and hooks it in front of midwicket, but the ball's got tired legs, as has the fielder who just about stops it inside the rope

159.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, defended this time

159.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short and wide and Flintoff tries to cut that but slaps it straight into the ground

159.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, more swing for Lee, a touch of reverse coming in at the batsman, who just keeps it out by smashing it into his legs. He looks backward to see if the ball rolls on to his wicket, but it doesn't and he breathes again

159.5

Lee to Flintoff, no run, defended forward

159.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, driven to mid-on

England 503/6   A Flintoff 19* (49b 1x4)
160.5

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, again floated up and Flintoff also waits before plonking it wide of midwicket

England 505/6   A Flintoff 20* (50b 1x4)
161.1

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short and off target

161.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short, even more off target, Gilchrist makes a tired tumble to his right and makes a real horlicks of taking it

161.3

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, leg-side line again but a decent length, turned behind square for a trotted single

England 506/6   A Flintoff 21* (53b 1x4)
162.1

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, into the blockhole and dug out to mid-on. The field is back and giving him the ones

162.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flighted up, blocked

162.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, up there or thereabouts and dug out

England 510/6   A Flintoff 22* (56b 1x4)
164.1

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, Warne can barely get his arm over, short and cut to the sweeper

England 517/6   A Flintoff 23* (57b 1x4)
165.3

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, backed away and tried to scoop over the off side but straight to the fielder

165.4

McGrath to Flintoff, SIX, pulled with some gusto off the top edge ..it's high and it flies into the delirious England supporters at midwicket

165.5

McGrath to Flintoff, 1 run, tries for the yorker but Flintoff there and he plops it up to mid-on

England 538/6   A Flintoff 30* (60b 1x4 1x6)
166.2

Warne to Flintoff, 1 leg bye, off -target flipper, down the leg side and even Flintoff undone by zero bounce

166.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, another flipper. This is a flipper fest, with four in two overs

166.6

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, Flintoff waits and slams that to the sweeper

England 543/6   A Flintoff 31* (63b 1x4 1x6)
167.1

McGrath to Flintoff, 1 run, full toss, smacked back past McGrath

167.4

McGrath to Flintoff, 2 runs, Flintoff steps back at smacks it at Warne at extra cover ... the dive is stiff and laboured and about two seconds after the ball has fizzed past him

167.5

McGrath to Flintoff, no run

167.6

McGrath to Flintoff, FOUR, leg-side full toss, pumped through midwicket with vim

England 551/6   A Flintoff 38* (67b 2x4 1x6)
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