England tour of Australia, 2006/07 / Commentary

The Ashes - 2nd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 6 wickets

Overs 0-50

15.1

Anderson to Hussey, no run, leg side, flicked off his hip by Hussey but he doesn't connect properly and Jones makes a good diving stop

15.2

Anderson to Hussey, FOUR, short, he looked to run it through point but it was a bit close to him and he ended up dabbing it through the big gap between Jones and the one man in at third slip

15.3

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, played square on the off side

15.4

Anderson to Ponting, no run, Ponting plays that back with a ramrod-straight bat

15.5

Anderson to Ponting, no run, scooped to short midwicket

15.6

Anderson to Ponting, no run, too cramped to get any force behind an attempted steer past point and an easy stop

Australia 84/2   JM Anderson 1-0-5-0

17.1

Anderson to Ponting, no run, outside off stump, driven to extra cover

17.2

Anderson to Ponting, FOUR, lovely shot, a cracked drive past Harmison at mid-off sends the seagulls into the air and the crowd into raptures

17.3

Anderson to Ponting, no run, Pietersen fields in the covers

17.4

Anderson to Ponting, 4 runs, Ponting throws his weight into that drive, and for a millisecond it looked as if it might carry to Harmison at mid-off ... but it falls just short and they run four even though the fielders catch the ball just inside the boundary

17.5

Anderson to Ponting, 1 run, clipped into the leg side. Ponting and Hussey are like cats playing with a tired mouse that has lost the will to live

17.6

Anderson to Hussey, no run, a dot ball to end the over

Australia 101/2   JM Anderson 2-0-14-0

30.1

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, prodded to deepish cover

30.2

Anderson to Clarke, no run, played into the ring of fielders on the off

30.3

Anderson to Clarke, no run, left alone

30.4

Anderson to Clarke, no run, Clarke into line, no need for any risks

30.5

Anderson to Clarke, no run, slid defence

30.6

Anderson to Clarke, no run, a low-key over, but that's not a worry for Australia

Australia 158/4   JM Anderson 3-0-15-0

32.1

Anderson to Clarke, 1 run, inside edge, Jones, diving to left spills the chance. Those are hard for keepers, but he got one hand to it and arguably should have got both there. It's academic as far as the result is concerned but it's another mistake on a dismal day for England

32.2

Anderson to Hussey, 2 runs, crisply driven to the cover boundary

32.3

Anderson to Hussey, no run, blocked

32.4

Anderson to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey leans back and hammers that with a short-arm pull high over wide mid-on, He punches the air ... almost there ...

32.5

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, that's it ... Hussey drives through extra cover and punches the air and jumps around as well he might. Australia, seemingly down and out after two days, have recorded a remarkable win. Handshakes all round, and the grinning Australians emerge from the pavilion to meet the hangdog English side at the boundary edge ...

Australia 168/4   JM Anderson 3.5-0-23-0
Overs 0-50
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Australia won by 10 wickets
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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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