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

52.4

Lee to Hoggard, no run, yorker, dug out by Hoggard. Good ball, well played. 93.2 mph (151.1kph)

52.5

Lee to Hoggard, no run, started going down the leg and swung even wider, but Gilchrist up to the task and makes a good one-handed tumbling stop

52.6

Lee to Hoggard, no run, banged in, late inducker which didn't bounce as much as expected and a massive appeal from Lee as it hits Hoggard turned down. It looked too high, but a lovely delivery nevertheless

England 98/7   MJ Hoggard 0* (3b)

53.3

Warne to Hoggard, no run, Hoggard with a Boycottesque forward defensive shot

53.4

Warne to Hoggard, no run, overpitched,outside leg stump, and Hoggard lets it hit his foot

53.5

Warne to Hoggard, no run, lovely forward defensive shot, except that it the ball was on a different line ... it dipped and spun past Hoggard's bat and missed his off stump by a fraction of something

53.6

Warne to Hoggard, no run, too wide and Hoggard forward but no need to play

England 99/7   MJ Hoggard 0* (7b)

54.3

Lee to Hoggard, no run, Hoggard leaves that with a wristy flourish of the bat. That was 90.2 mph (144.8kph)

54.4

Lee to Hoggard, no run, wasted ball ... outside off stump and made to look worse and it barely got above ankle height as it trundled through to Gilchrist

54.5

Lee to Hoggard, no run, Hoggard pulls his bat away like a matador taunting a ball with his cloak

54.6

Lee to Hoggard, no run, safely dropped into the leg side

England 100/7   MJ Hoggard 0* (11b)

55.3

Warne to Hoggard, no run, Hoggard prods at air again to the exasperation of bowler, fielders and crowd

55.4

Warne to Hoggard, 1 run, excitement as Hoggard shapes to sweep early, but he connects and the ball goes all along the ground to deep square leg

England 102/7   MJ Hoggard 1* (13b)

56.1

Lee to Hoggard, no run, decent swing into the right hander, but it started on middle and speared down the leg side

56.2

Lee to Hoggard, no run, that's a better line, Hoggard back and solidly defends

56.3

Lee to Hoggard, no run, Hoggard once more onto the back foot and meets the ball with a dead bat

56.4

Lee to Hoggard, no run, up near the blockhole and dug out. 92.3mph (148.4kph)

56.4

Lee to Hoggard, no run, Hoggard is not a spectacular batsman but he knows how to block

56.5

Lee to Hoggard, no run, inswinging yorker but Hoggard gets the bottom of his bat on it

56.6

Lee to Hoggard, 3 runs, Hoggard goes to leave the ball but it strikes the bottom of his bat and scurries along the ground through third slip ... Warne charges after it and catches it just inside the boundary to huge cheers

England 105/7   MJ Hoggard 4* (19b)

57.1

Warne to Hoggard, no run, full and Hoggard hunches over his bat as he blocks

57.2

Warne to Hoggard, no run, more turn and it beats Hoggard's lunging defence

57.3

Warne to Hoggard, no run, an attempted flipper ... well, and attempted something ...but it ends up flat and spinless, and Hoggard drives into the covers

57.4

Warne to Hoggard, no run, safely blocked

57.5

Warne to Hoggard, OUT, lovely, lovely bowling. A big, flighted googly, 18 inches wide of off stump and it's too much for Hoggard to resist ... he shapes to drive and the ball snorts back and into his stumps, aided by a big inside edge. The height did for Hoggard there ... his eyes lit up as he saw it arcing towards him. "C'mon!" cries a grinning Warne, pumping his fist and sending Hoggard on his way with a raised index finger which screams 'You're out'

MJ Hoggard b Warne 4 (27m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

England 105/8   MJ Hoggard 4 (24b)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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

© Philip Brown

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