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

154.3

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

154.4

Warne to Giles, no run, ooh hello, that zoomed like a good'un - or a bad'un if you're Giles - past the outside edge and Gilo's puffed out cheeks tell you all you need to know; he was lucky to escape

154.5

Warne to Giles, no run, prodding defence

154.6

Warne to Giles, no run, defended forward again to round off a successful over from Warne, who's in the wickets at last

England 491/6   AF Giles 0* (4b)

155.4

Clark to Giles, no run, defended forward

155.5

Clark to Giles, 2 leg byes, Giles took evasive action, expecting a rapid bouncer, but it ballooned off the pitch in the end and takes it on the shoulder

155.6

Clark to Giles, no run, solid in defence off the back foot as that pitches on a good line and length

England 494/6   AF Giles 0* (7b)

158.1

Warne to Giles, no run, nudges that to the man in short on the leg-side who picks it up without fuss

158.2

Warne to Giles, 1 run, reaches out for that one, a dinked single behind square

158.4

Warne to Giles, no run, roars from a hopeful crowd as Giles rushes at that one, the ball hits pad and rushes up to one of the three men crowding on the off-side

158.5

Warne to Giles, no run, pitches on middle and veers away from the righthander

158.6

Warne to Giles, no run, defence ends the over

England 501/6   AF Giles 1* (12b)

160.1

Warne to Giles, no run, outside off stump and left alone

160.2

Warne to Giles, no run, pushed through the two men close in on the off side

160.3

Warne to Giles, no run, floated up onto Giles's toe

160.4

Warne to Giles, 1 run, Giles waits and turns that square on the leg side

160.6

Warne to Giles, no run, tossed up with a loud grunt, Giles waits and blocks

England 505/6   AF Giles 2* (17b)

161.4

Lee to Giles, no run, Lee is bowling a superb line to a left hander. As it is, it spears down the leg side and Gilchrist is spending more time scrambling on his knees than a carpet layer&

161.5

Lee to Giles, no run, better line, Giles has to play this time

161.6

Lee to Giles, no run, slight inswing towards Giles's feet but he digs it out easily enough

England 506/6   AF Giles 2* (20b)

162.2

Warne to Giles, no run, conventional legbreak, little turn and Giles has no problems with that one

162.3

Warne to Giles, 2 runs, Giles waits ... and waits ... and turns it to square leg

162.4

Warne to Giles, 1 run, Punched to the right of extra cover for a single

England 510/6   AF Giles 5* (23b)

163.1

Lee to Giles, no run, short, straight, and Giles fends it off with no control. That was all about self preservation and a few gilmmers of excitement from the fielders

163.2

Lee to Giles, FOUR, too much width, Giles hops around in his crease and smacks it off the back foot through the covers for a nice looking four

163.3

Lee to Giles, no run, Lee bangs one in, Giles fends it to gully

163.4

Lee to Giles, 1 no ball, Lee strains for the extra yard of pace and oversteps, and it flies past Giles at stomach height

163.4

Lee to Giles, no run, a similar shot to the one that brought him a four but this time the man slightly deeper in the covers fields

163.5

Lee to Giles, 1 no ball, again Lee oversteps. He's still about 5mph (8kph) slower than he was this morning, so at this stage there's not much point and he now has to bowl eight balls this over

163.5

Lee to Giles, no run, Giles punches it but again straight to the deep cover

163.6

Lee to Giles, no run, not timed, and so ends a long and pretty weary-looking over

England 516/6   AF Giles 9* (31b 1x4)

164.2

Warne to Giles, FOUR, pitched up, and with Warne not turning it, Giles lofts it over wide mid-on for a two-bounce boundary

164.3

Warne to Giles, no run, tossed up, and defended safely

164.4

Warne to Giles, FOUR, short, Giles leans back and thumps it through extra cover

164.5

Warne to Giles, no run, the flipper, but a tired one and even the ball lacked the energy to get above knee height

164.6

Warne to Giles, 1 run, leg side and swept with ease.

England 526/6   AF Giles 18* (36b 3x4)

165.1

McGrath to Giles, FOUR, and you can see why. A wide loosener slashed to third man. Giles likes batting out here

165.2

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, pushed into the covers

165.6

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, steered behind square on the off side

England 539/6   AF Giles 24* (39b 4x4)

166.1

Warne to Giles, 1 run, tip and run to point

166.1

Warne to Giles, 1 run, full toss, smacked back past a weary McGrath

166.3

Warne to Giles, no run, that's more like the Warne we know. Good air and it turned past Giles's outside edge

166.4

Warne to Giles, 1 run, leg side, Giles waits and flicks it into space wide of midwicket

England 542/6   AF Giles 26* (42b 4x4)

167.2

McGrath to Giles, no run, played to point

167.3

McGrath to Giles, 1 run, worked into space on the off side

England 545/6   AF Giles 27* (44b 4x4)
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Australia won by 10 wickets
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Australia v England at Perth - Dec 14-18, 2006
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Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 23-27, 2006
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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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