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

153.6

Hoggard to Lee, no run, swinging into Lee who defends

Australia 502/7   B Lee 0* (1b)

154.2

Giles to Lee, no run, this wobbles a bit off the pitch and Lee is firmly behind it

154.3

Giles to Lee, no run, vicious turn there - only joking - and Lee comes forward to block it out

154.4

Giles to Lee, no run, and an extravagant defensive from Lee this time, his right leg sliding from underneath him. As it were.

154.5

Giles to Lee, no run, blocked once more

154.6

Giles to Lee, no run, another firm wedging block

Australia 503/7   B Lee 0* (6b)

155.4

Hoggard to Lee, no run, bunted into the covers

155.5

Hoggard to Lee, no run, ooh lovely little juicy tasty bit of inswing there

155.6

Hoggard to Lee, no run, little bit of movement away from the right hander there, just to keep the batsman (and us) honest

Australia 504/7   B Lee 0* (9b)

156.5

Giles to Lee, no run, and it's defended solidly

156.6

Giles to Lee, no run, and it's defended solidly. Or fest verteidigt as the Germans might say

Australia 505/7   B Lee 0* (11b)

158.1

Giles to Lee, no run, lands this wide of his leg stump - from around the wicket - and for some reason he decides to block it

158.2

Giles to Lee, no run, tighter line, this time on leg stump. Lee blocks

158.3

Giles to Lee, no run, ...blocked out again

158.4

Giles to Lee, no run, he comes forward. He defends.

158.5

Giles to Lee, 1 run, too short and he cuts this into the deep

Australia 506/8   B Lee 1* (16b)

159.1

Hoggard to Lee, 1 run, hammered out to Collingwood at cover who flings in a powerful throw to prevent two

Australia 507/8   B Lee 2* (17b)

160.1

Giles to Lee, no run, tossed up to tempt Lee who won't be tempted

160.2

Giles to Lee, no run, and he comes forward to defend

160.3

Giles to Lee, no run, ooh and it's a big shout from Giles, but Lee's stride down the pitch is a massive one and the umpire can barely hide his disdain

160.4

Giles to Lee, no run

160.5

Giles to Lee, 1 run, plonked out into the covers

Australia 508/9   B Lee 3* (22b)

161.1

Hoggard to Lee, 1 run, and he's up to the crease, swinging into the batsman who pings it back past the bowler

Australia 509/9   B Lee 4* (23b)

162.1

Giles to Lee, 1 run, lands this on leg - no turn, again, and it's easily pushed through midwicket

162.3

Giles to Lee, no run, very firmly forward here

162.4

Giles to Lee, 1 run, "ooh ah, yeah" shouts Jones as the batsman bunts it down the ground

Australia 512/9   B Lee 6* (26b)

163.1

Hoggard to Lee, no run, swinging into the right hander who drives it, but there's no intent whatsoever

163.2

Hoggard to Lee, no run, terrific bowling, drawing him forward and swinging into the batsman who comes forward again to defend.

163.3

Hoggard to Lee, no run, excellent stuff from Hoggard, stump-to-stump again and Lee very nearly edges this...but opens the face and guides it gently to cover

163.4

Hoggard to Lee, no run, blocked out into the leg side

163.5

Hoggard to Lee, no run, hammered into the covers but again he can't find the gap

163.6

Hoggard to Lee, no run, cut off the back foot but...can't find the gap again

Australia 512/9   B Lee 6* (32b)

165.1

Anderson to Lee, 1 run, clattered out into the covers

Australia 513/9   B Lee 7* (33b)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 2-5, 2007
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

© Philip Brown

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

© Philip Brown

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