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

22.3

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, straight and Hussey gets everything into line

22.4

Hoggard to Hussey, 2 runs, neatly turned down to long leg

22.5

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, oh! super ball which slipped past Hussey's outside edge ... a nervous moment as there was a half appeal and a noise ... it was his bat clipping his pads

22.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, blocked back down the pitch, Hoggard swoops and throws down the stumps at the striker's end to massive cheers

Australia 67/3   MEK Hussey 2* (4b)

23.3

Harmison to Hussey, 3 runs, Harmison fails to readjust for the left hander and a fullish leg-stump ball is clipped through midwicket ... a brace of fielders chase it down just inside the boundary

23.6

Harmison to Hussey, FOUR, leg side, Hussey leg glances very fine ... a little too fine for his comfort as a flailing Jones gets close enough to it to cause a momentary wobble

Australia 78/3   MEK Hussey 9* (6b 1x4)

24.3

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, left alone by Hussey and Jones, standing back for the left hander, takes it

24.4

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, Hussey again leaves one slanted across him

24.5

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, that's three in a row left alone

24.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, and the same, a low-key end to an eventful over

Australia 79/3   MEK Hussey 9* (10b 1x4)

25.3

Harmison to Hussey, no run, crouching, watchful forward defence

25.4

Harmison to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey spotted that cover had gone a couple of yards deeper and so played it towards him, taking the pace off the ball with soft hands, and scurries through for a well-run single

Australia 81/3   MEK Hussey 10* (12b 1x4)

26.5

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, orthodox defence to one that didn't do much

26.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, Hussey into line again. Hoggard on a tight line, really in a rhythm

Australia 85/3   MEK Hussey 10* (14b 1x4)

27.2

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, wide and Hussey watches it pass

27.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, lovely line, a foot closer to Hussey and he spars and misses, sending the close fielders into a spasm of clapping and chirping

27.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, this time Hussey gets right behind it

27.5

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, wide but Hussey not tempted

27.6

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, slightly too wide and Hussey shoulders arms

Australia 86/3   MEK Hussey 10* (19b 1x4)

28.3

Anderson to Hussey, no run, good line, Hussey forced to play and he does so with conviction

28.4

Anderson to Hussey, no run, played out to point and a loud and immediate yell of "No!" from Hussey

28.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, Hussey back and across to defend

28.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, well judged leave

Australia 87/3   MEK Hussey 10* (23b 1x4)

30.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, good line, solid defence

30.2

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey again plays into the covers with soft hands and what could have been a tight single is actually easy as the communication between the batsmen was so good

Australia 88/3   MEK Hussey 11* (25b 1x4)

31.1

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, Hussey gets behind that

31.2

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, Hussey in ultra watchful mode

31.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, Flintoff bowls without lifting his left arm ... really distracting and Hussey does well to keep his mind on the job

31.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, back to two-arm bowling, but that was wide of off stump

31.5

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, so was that!

31.6

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, once more no need for Hussey to play

Australia 90/3   MEK Hussey 11* (31b 1x4)

32.4

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, worked down to long leg

Australia 92/3   MEK Hussey 12* (32b 1x4)

33.1

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, Hussey blocks

33.2

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, left alone. He can leave anything not on the stumps quite safely with Flintoff bowling this line

33.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, better line, Hussey right behind it

33.4

Flintoff to Hussey, 1 no ball, again Hussey forced to play but Flintoff had overstepped. 88.3 mph (141.9kph)

33.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, Hussey momentarily considered playing but shouldered arms. That's a decent line, one that has him thinking

33.5

Flintoff to Hussey, 1 run, tip and run into the covers, well played and well run. Hussey's calling so far has been excellent

Australia 94/3   MEK Hussey 13* (38b 1x4)

35.1

Harmison to Hussey, no run

35.2

Harmison to Hussey, no run, a tighter line and a touch shorter, again Hussey leaves it alone

35.3

Harmison to Hussey, no run, oh and a cracking ball from Harmison here, pitching on middle and moving just enough to beat Hussey's tentative forward poke. Great ball

35.4

Harmison to Hussey, no run, well bowled again, this time forcing Hussey forward

35.5

Harmison to Hussey, no run, ooh and a big shout from Harmison here as Hussey is trapped in his crease - that was quick too, but I forgot to look at the speedometer so who knows if I'm right or not - but it's going over the top. Excellent delivery

35.6

Harmison to Hussey, no run, pushed out into the covers, and a typically high-pitched "no" from Hussey demands Ponting remains at the non-striker's end.

Australia 105/3   MEK Hussey 13* (44b 1x4)

36.5

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, Anderson doesn't adjust his line to the left hander here, Hussey nudging him to leg with ease

Australia 107/3   MEK Hussey 14* (45b 1x4)

37.5

Harmison to Hussey, no run, well bowled, outside off and Hussey goes back, poking this into the covers without really moving his feet.

37.6

Harmison to Hussey, no run, and he does pitch it up, forcing Hussey forward to defend

Australia 109/3   MEK Hussey 14* (47b 1x4)

39.1

Harmison to Hussey, no run, very well bowled, and quick too - 88mph (141.5kph - no idea what it is in knots or any other measurement), left alone by Hussey

39.2

Harmison to Hussey, no run, good, firm, solid forward defence but again this is a good line from Harmison

39.3

Harmison to Hussey, no run, impatient shot from Hussey, too full to pull - which he attempts to, gets a bottom-edge onto his boot, or pad, or both

39.4

Harmison to Hussey, no run, this is a great line from the bowler, a foot or so outside off but Hussey wisely leaves it alone

39.5

Harmison to Hussey, 2 runs, loses his line here, straying down leg and it's whipped down to fine-leg for a single. Or two, rather..Matthew Hoggard's not quick enough, and Hussey is like a whippet between the wickets

39.6

Harmison to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

Australia 111/3   MEK Hussey 16* (53b 1x4)

40.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

Australia 114/3   MEK Hussey 16* (54b 1x4)

41.3

Harmison to Hussey, no run, pushed off his legs

41.4

Harmison to Hussey, no run, firmly defended

41.5

Harmison to Hussey, SIX, shot what a shot from Hussey, just short of a length and Hussey has hammered this behind square...for six. Fabulous shot

41.6

Harmison to Hussey, no run, this one thuds into his pads, but no run available

Australia 121/3   MEK Hussey 22* (58b 1x4 1x6)

42.4

Anderson to Hussey, no run, confidently comes forward, Hussey, and crisply drives this into the covers

42.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, excellent length, on off stump and Hussey defends it solidly

42.6

Anderson to Hussey, 3 runs, lovely shot, typically Hussey, working it off his legs calmly through midwicket

Australia 125/3   MEK Hussey 25* (61b 1x4 1x6)

43.1

Harmison to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off, but a good, nagging line from Harmison

43.2

Harmison to Hussey, no run, tighter line, not giving Hussey anything here who defends

43.3

Harmison to Hussey, no run, outside off, Hussey won't be tempted though and leaves it well alone

43.4

Harmison to Hussey, no run, bit too wide really from Harmison. Hussey, as he has shown so far in this innings, simply will not touch anything threatening his off stump

43.5

Harmison to Hussey, no run, ooh very nicely bowled, angling across the left hander who leaves it alone, almost facing his body and face down the pitch

43.6

Harmison to Hussey, no run, and he does play at this, impatience from Hussey, who pokes meekly at it

Australia 125/3   MEK Hussey 25* (67b 1x4 1x6)

44.3

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, Hoggard immediately adjusts his line to the left hander, landing it perfectly on his off stump and Hussey watchfully, cautiously defends it off the back foot

44.4

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, a little bit too wide from the Hogster, and the Hussey leaves it

44.5

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, Hussey almost shapes to drive this down the ground - a high backlift swinging down on this straight delivery, defending it hard

44.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, ooooh Hussey flays this into the covers without moving his feet...it was a loose, slightly airy fairy wishy wafty floppy sort of shot into the cover. Hussey needs to rein it in

Australia 126/3   MEK Hussey 25* (71b 1x4 1x6)

45.2

Harmison to Hussey, no run, defended solidly on the front foot and look there's a splendid less-crusted yellow-and-beige pigeon, with....well, you get the idea

45.3

Harmison to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

45.4

Harmison to Hussey, no run, big appeal from Harmison. Not big, in fact, more a strangled "haarrr...wozzaaatt", but pitching outside leg

45.5

Harmison to Hussey, no run, gone! NO! It fell short. Hussey tentatively came forward, poking at it and the ball dies some two feet before second slip. Terrific bowling

45.6

Harmison to Hussey, 3 runs, fine stroke, driving down the ground

Australia 130/3   MEK Hussey 28* (76b 1x4 1x6)

46.1

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, just a bit of Hoggy wobble outside off there

46.2

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, "nnnno" is the cry from Hussey, going back on his stumps - not literally, mind - and defending it as though his life depends on it. It probably does, too.

46.3

Hoggard to Hussey, FOUR, terrific shot, shimmying down the pitch and clipping him to mid-on's left...he's timed that very well indeed, and gets four

46.4

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, pushed to midwicket

46.5

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, ohh, deserved four for that, smashed straight into the non-striker's stumps

46.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, slower ball from Hoggard, defended solidly

Australia 134/3   MEK Hussey 32* (82b 2x4 1x6)

47.2

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, ah now then, a touch of inswing to Hussey...

47.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, full, angling into his stumps and it's cautiously defended by Hussey

47.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, the man once known as a wheely bin is warming up in the deep

47.5

Flintoff to Hussey, 3 runs, superb shot, pulling it just short of a length over midwicket but not properly timed

Australia 138/3   MEK Hussey 35* (86b 2x4 1x6)

48.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, good length this, on off stump and it's defended

48.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, ooh, well bowled, Hussey played this indeterminately here, hiding his bat behind the pad and the ball balloons up to Alastair Cook at short-leg...but it's off the pad

Australia 144/3   MEK Hussey 35* (88b 2x4 1x6)

49.5

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, that's the perfect line from Flintoff, just on off stump and it cut away a touch, but it was a little too short to trouble Hussey who clamped down on it with a firm, clamping bat

49.6

Flintoff to Hussey, FOUR, ah, shot of the day. Fuller still and hammered, powerfully through the covers. That's terrific batting; Hussey is just so good at waiting, waiting and waiting...before dispatching the poor ball

Australia 151/3   MEK Hussey 39* (90b 3x4 1x6)

50.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, bowling into the rough, and that's defended first up

50.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, the bowler didn't even get to the 'owz' part of the appeal as the batsman defends forward

Australia 152/3   MEK Hussey 39* (92b 3x4 1x6)

51.6

Hoggard to Hussey, 3 runs, pitches down leg to the left-hander and that runs down to fine leg where the man comes round from square leg to pick it up

Australia 158/3   MEK Hussey 42* (93b 3x4 1x6)

52.1

Giles to Hussey, no run, tosses that one up outside off, Hussey marches down the track and plays that forward

52.2

Giles to Hussey, no run, a big shout from the big man for lbw as he mistimes a sweep and it hits him but it's not out, bouncing over leg stick

52.3

Giles to Hussey, no run, a hint of turn from that one

52.4

Giles to Hussey, no run, another failed attempt to sweep

52.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, 'Catch him' says Jones as that bobbles up but into space

52.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, bends that outside the outside edge, good bowling

Australia 158/3   MEK Hussey 42* (99b 3x4 1x6)

53.2

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, Hoggard bustles in and that one sails down the channel

53.3

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, (de)fended into the covers

53.4

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, defended on the back foot with a straight bat

53.5

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, hit slowly into the covers

53.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, ooh, aah, Matthew Hoggard (doesn't really work, does it) bends that one over the outside edge as Ponting flashes a cut at it and scythes fresh air instead

Australia 159/3   MEK Hussey 42* (104b 3x4 1x6)

54.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, pushes Hussey on to his back foot and he defends with a straight bat

54.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, defended into the covers

Australia 164/3   MEK Hussey 42* (106b 3x4 1x6)

55.5

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, drives that powerlessly into the packed ring

55.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, defended into the covers once more

Australia 167/3   MEK Hussey 42* (108b 3x4 1x6)

56.5

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, short and Hussey's quickly on to that one, pulling it away strongly as he and Ponting continue to cement their stand

Australia 169/3   MEK Hussey 43* (109b 3x4 1x6)

57.1

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, stays over the wicket and angles that across the left-hander and he shoulders arms to that one

57.2

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, over once more and that's defended off the back foot, quietly, into the covers

57.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, again that angles past the bat, pitching on middle-and-off with a hint of reverse, which helps the batsman to leave that one

57.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run

57.5

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, left alone as another sails down outside off

57.6

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off, not forcing the batsman to play yet another time

Australia 171/3   MEK Hussey 43* (115b 3x4 1x6)

58.2

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, sweeps down on that one and sends it rolling gently behind square

58.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, good pace from Giles, fizzing it past the edge

Australia 174/3   MEK Hussey 44* (117b 3x4 1x6)

59.2

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, that rushes through down the off-side channel

59.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, leaves that one alone as well, a big shouldering of arms

59.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, round the wicket this time and nips back in at the left-hander and that's left alone once more

59.5

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

59.6

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, more leaving alone

Australia 175/3   MEK Hussey 44* (122b 3x4 1x6)

61.4

Flintoff to Hussey, 3 runs, beautifully timed through the covers

Australia 182/3   MEK Hussey 47* (123b 3x4 1x6)

62.1

Giles to Hussey, no run, defended quietly on the front foot

62.2

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, more sweeping from Hussey and controls that shot better than his previous efforts - getting right over and down on the ball and playing it behind square

62.5

Giles to Hussey, 1 run

Australia 185/3   MEK Hussey 49* (126b 3x4 1x6)

63.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, pushed off the back foot and a decent tumbling stop at short extra cover

63.2

Anderson to Hussey, no run, straight, played back to Anderson

63.3

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey turns that through square leg to bring up his 6th Test fifty

Australia 186/3   MEK Hussey 50* (129b 3x4 1x6)

64.1

Giles to Hussey, no run, Careful defence and a chorus of "Bowled, Ash"

64.2

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey waits, a millisecond of hesitancy before going back and running to out on the leg side

Australia 189/3   MEK Hussey 51* (131b 3x4 1x6)

65.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, wide, angled across Hussey who is not tempted

65.2

Anderson to Hussey, no run, tighter line, driven , good stop at short extra cover

65.3

Anderson to Hussey, no run, Hussey back and into line

65.4

Anderson to Hussey, no run, Hussey back, the ball gets tangled in his pads and plops down at his feet

65.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, Hussey again not sure where that went as he looks to drop it and run. The answer was about two feet down the track and Anderson fields

65.6

Anderson to Hussey, FOUR, super shot, wide, overpitched and Hussey opens the face and drives through cover and the ball scurries away to the boundary

Australia 195/3   MEK Hussey 55* (137b 4x4 1x6)

66.3

Giles to Hussey, 3 runs, tripe ... short and Hussey able to wait and cut that to the cover sweeper

Australia 199/3   MEK Hussey 58* (138b 4x4 1x6)

67.1

Anderson to Hussey, FOUR, that was a carbon copy of the last ball of Anderson's previous over ... Hussey opens the face and smacks that through the covers. Such balance when he played that

67.2

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, short and wide, thumped through the covers but Flintoff has reinforced the boundary out there and Pietersen fields

67.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, wide and Hussey not even sniffing at ones that far from him

67.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, that one he had to sniff at, but right into line and played to cover

Australia 205/3   MEK Hussey 63* (142b 5x4 1x6)

68.4

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey sweeps on length if not line for an easy single to square leg

Australia 207/3   MEK Hussey 64* (143b 5x4 1x6)

69.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, blocked with assurance

69.2

Anderson to Hussey, no run, wide and left to go on its way

69.3

Anderson to Hussey, no run, pushed to cover and a quick call of "wait, wait, wait". So Ponting waited ...

69.4

Anderson to Hussey, no run, too wide to tempt

69.5

Anderson to Hussey, no run, angled to gully where Collingwood fields like a goalkeeper smothering a football at the feet of an onrushing striker

69.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, pushed into the off side

Australia 207/3   MEK Hussey 64* (149b 5x4 1x6)

70.2

Giles to Hussey, FOUR, overpitched, Hussey reaches and drives all along the ground through extra cover. Lovely shot, and Giles does not have the dip or turn to pose enough of a problem here

70.3

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey waits and picks his spot on the off side

Australia 213/3   MEK Hussey 69* (151b 6x4 1x6)

71.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, Hussey drives back at Anderson and the wheels away in case the bowler decides to have a Lee-like shy at the stumps. If Anderson is as accurate as Lee then he'd be better standing right in front of them ...

71.2

Anderson to Hussey, no run, plopped into the leg side, no run and never a sniff of one

71.3

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, soft hands, drop and run tactics and even the inrushing Collingwood cannot prevent a single, although he did make Hussey stretch for the safety of the bowler's end

Australia 214/3   MEK Hussey 70* (154b 6x4 1x6)

72.6

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, on the spot and Hussey forward, gets right over it

Australia 228/3   MEK Hussey 70* (155b 6x4 1x6)

74.1

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, Hussey watches and plays

74.2

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, left alone

74.3

Pietersen to Hussey, 1 run, pushed to cover and Hussey takes on Anderson at point and his throw misses anyway

74.5

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, played on the leg but to a man

74.6

Pietersen to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey waits and picks his spot on the leg side

Australia 235/3   MEK Hussey 72* (160b 6x4 1x6)

75.1

Giles to Hussey, no run

75.2

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, wrong line and Hussey sweeps effectively to deep backward square leg

Australia 236/3   MEK Hussey 73* (162b 6x4 1x6)

76.1

Pietersen to Hussey, 1 run, caressed to mid-on for an ambled single

Australia 239/3   MEK Hussey 74* (163b 6x4 1x6)

77.1

Giles to Hussey, no run, very wide and Hussey does well to get his pad to it

77.2

Giles to Hussey, no run, full toss, hit straight to wide mid-on

77.3

Giles to Hussey, no run, Husseywalks into that, misses it, and the ball lobs into space

77.4

Giles to Hussey, no run, watched and blocked

77.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, again good defence from Hussey, everything behind it

77.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, tight and correct defensive stroke

Australia 241/3   MEK Hussey 74* (169b 6x4 1x6)

78.2

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, driven to mid-on

78.3

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, real loop there, played back to the bowler

78.4

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, more loop, Hussey watches and defends off the back foot

78.5

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, played square on the off

78.6

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, Hussey takes a stride forward and lets it hit his pad. Giles roars an appeal - he needs something to quell the growing feeling that he's not the man to spin England into a winning position - but Steve Bucknor is in no mood to do him favours ... he looks dismissively away and calls for drinks

Australia 242/3   MEK Hussey 74* (174b 6x4 1x6)

79.3

Giles to Hussey, no run, but he has no luck with the rough who, like a blinged-up chav, offers him absolutely nothing

79.4

Giles to Hussey, no run, ooh and he's rapped on the pad as Hussey comes forward, dangerously hiding the bat, Giles roars an appeal - he's not much of a roarer though, to be fair, and Bucknor is far from impressed, shaking his head like a schoolmaster

79.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, pushed to midwicket

79.6

Giles to Hussey, no run

Australia 243/3   MEK Hussey 74* (178b 6x4 1x6)

80.3

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, very good line outside off, turning away from the left hander who comes forward

80.4

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes forward, then rocks back, poking at it warily

80.5

Pietersen to Hussey, 1 run, half a skip down the pitch, pushing it to leg

Australia 245/3   MEK Hussey 75* (181b 6x4 1x6)

81.1

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, and he bunts this down the ground, long-on fields - or tries to, somehow making a complete hash of it and they womble through for a single

81.3

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, chipped to mid-on, another single, easy as you like

81.5

Giles to Hussey, no run

81.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, excellent footwork, skipping down the pitch and chipping it past the bowler

Australia 253/3   MEK Hussey 77* (185b 6x4 1x6)

82.2

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, too wide of Hussey's off stump this time, and it's taken by Jones behind the stumps

82.3

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, just a hint of in-wobble there for Hoggard but it's too short and left alone

82.4

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, no, far too wide again. Hussey would've done well to even reach that

82.5

Hoggard to Hussey, 3 runs, that's better, a tighter line on off stump but Hussey comes forward, opens the face and guides it down through the slips - intentionally

Australia 257/3   MEK Hussey 80* (189b 6x4 1x6)

83.1

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, ooh and Hussey fishes at this, dreadful stroke, flaying his hands at it and it [asses through to Jones

83.2

Flintoff to Hussey, 1 leg bye, flicked off his legs down to fine-leg

Australia 258/4   MEK Hussey 80* (191b 6x4 1x6)

84.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, pushed back to the bowler

Australia 268/4   MEK Hussey 80* (192b 6x4 1x6)

85.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, and Mr Cricket is right behind this presenting the full face of the bat

85.5

Flintoff to Hussey, 1 run, pushed out to cover

Australia 270/4   MEK Hussey 81* (194b 6x4 1x6)

86.1

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, guides this down to Bell in the gully who flings it back to Jones

86.2

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, clipped powerfully off his legs

86.3

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, again neatly turned off his legs but again straight to midwicket

86.4

Hoggard to Hussey, 2 runs, drifting down leg, Hussey works this easily in front of square for a couple of cheeky ones

86.5

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, filthy delivery from Hoggard. We haven't seen many loose deliveries from him today, but this was certainly miles too wide for Hussey to reach

86.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, much better, just outside Hussey's off stump and moving back into the batsman who shoulders arms

Australia 272/4   MEK Hussey 83* (200b 6x4 1x6)

88.1

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, swinging into the left hander who times it, clunks it, into the cover

88.2

Hoggard to Hussey, 3 runs, ah. Fabulous shot, timing it past Hoggard, past the non-striker, and Flintoff sprints back the 30 yards to the boundary - in precisely three giant steps - hauling the ball back and sending in a missile-like throw

88.4

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, solidly defended on the front foot

88.5

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, Hussey goes back this time, hammering it to mid-off who fortunately gets some body behind it. That was hit with great power, almost knocking Hussey off balance

88.6

Hoggard to Hussey, 1 run, beautifully timed off the back foot Gilchrist-style but he can't find the gap

Australia 281/4   MEK Hussey 87* (205b 6x4 1x6)

89.1

Harmison to Hussey, no run, spits up at Hussey who jumps back and defends it. Defends it well, too

89.2

Harmison to Hussey, FOUR, what a shot from Hussey, driven with elegance through the covers for four. He got right over that, and the timing was perfect

89.3

Harmison to Hussey, no run, good length, forcing Hussey back who leaves it alone

89.4

Harmison to Hussey, no run, defended on the back foot

89.5

Harmison to Hussey, no run, very well bowled! Almost enticing Hussey forward into poking at this, but he's simply too well set...

89.6

Harmison to Hussey, no run

Australia 285/4   MEK Hussey 91* (211b 7x4 1x6)

90.4

Hoggard to Hussey, OUT, GODDIM! That's a thoroughly deserved wicket from Hoggard, Hussey trying to leave this but was too late, got a bottom edge and the ball crashed into his off stump. Terrific, tight, controlled bowling from Hoggard - all day, even at this late stage

MEK Hussey b Hoggard 91 (298m 212b 7x4 1x6) SR: 42.92

Australia 286/5   MEK Hussey 91 (212b 7x4 1x6)
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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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