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

17.1

Warne to Cook, no run, on the money right away and Cook is quick to crouch over it and defend

17.2

Warne to Cook, 1 run, a bit of turn and bounce for Warne there and Cook leans on it for a single to square

17.3

Warne to Bell, no run, Bell signals his intent in exchange, coming down the craease and defending solidly

17.4

Warne to Bell, no run, ooh, that's a beautifully pitched leggie, straight, moves away and it's well left

17.5

Warne to Bell, no run, crouches over to defend this time, after changing his mind from sweeping

17.6

Warne to Bell, no run, fair amount of turn, conventional leggie, and Bell leaves that one alone. This is shaping up to be intriguing already

England 41/1   SK Warne 1-0-1-0

19.1

Warne to Cook, no run, pitches outside off, turns back in to the lefthander who just gets on top of it, but it's smothered by a scrambling Ponting at a shortish cover and he gets huge applause

19.2

Warne to Cook, no run, pitches outside off, turns back in to the lefthander who just gets on top of it, but it's smothered by a scrambling Ponting at a shortish cover and he gets huge applause

19.3

Warne to Cook, 2 runs, Cook comes down the track a touch and guides that into the midwicket region without much power

19.4

Warne to Cook, 1 run, that one veers towards leg and Cook works it square easily enough

19.5

Warne to Bell, no run, Bell's in some trouble there as that one pitches on leg and fizzes right past his outside edge as he tries to defend

19.6

Warne to Bell, no run, more unconvincing defence from Bell there, as he works it to gully

England 45/1   SK Warne 2-0-4-0

21.1

Warne to Bell, no run, oooh, Bell didn't pick that one and it just to say misses his off stump as it pitches on off and only just to say moves a touch away

21.2

Warne to Bell, no run

21.3

Warne to Bell, 1 run, single this time for Bell, driving into the cover region. He's not looking at all settled out there - Warne's all over him

21.4

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

21.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, "Nice bowling, Shane" chirps Gilchrist and that's defended once more

21.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, a touch more air and it's enough for Collingwood to defend that one on the front foot

England 48/2   SK Warne 3-0-5-0

23.1

Warne to Bell, no run, 'ooh' goes the cry as that nips up off a length and pops off the leg-stump over off - not much turn here but Bell's worrying

23.2

Warne to Bell, no run, plenty of air and that's defended

23.3

Warne to Bell, no run, ripper of a delivery there, Bell completed done by one which pitches on leg and again fizzes past his outside edge and on past his off stick - similar to one which beat him earlier

23.4

Warne to Bell, no run, well worked off the front foot in front of mid-wicket

23.5

Warne to Bell, no run, defended this time

23.6

Warne to Bell, no run, Bell comes down the track - trying to match Warne's mind games, if only to show willing - and again gets over the ball to work it in front of midwicket

England 49/2   SK Warne 4-1-5-0

25.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Warne gives that one some air and a watchful Collingwood gets over the ball and defends

25.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, more air, more defence. Warne gives Collingwood a bit of a stare - it's all going on

25.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run

25.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, another quality delivery has Collingwood squared up and defending like a good'un

25.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended once more

25.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, guess what? More defence - this time the ball rolls towards cover

England 54/2   SK Warne 5-2-5-0

27.1

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, ooh. A little bit of hesitation from the batsmen nearly costs Bell, running to the danger end but he was well in his crease in the end

27.2

Warne to Bell, no run, defended hastily on the front foot

27.3

Warne to Bell, 1 run, single off the back foot to cover

27.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, 'nicely bowled' says Gilly and you'd have to agree - turning back in off the leg stump and eliciting some tidy defence

27.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, looks to work that one off the back foot but there's a man in there at mid-on to snap it up

27.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and Collingwood survives the last ball before lunch, defending that one down off his front foot

England 58/2   SK Warne 6-2-7-0

29.1

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, bit of drift there into Collingwood, but too short and he turns it round the corner

29.2

Warne to Bell, no run, more drift for Warne - assisted by a strong breeze - ending up on leg stump before turning away. Bell's stuck in his crease here

29.3

Warne to Bell, no run, lovely, classical legbreak - Warne really tosses this one up, landing it on off stump and it turns sharply away from Bell

29.4

Warne to Bell, no run, too straight and Bell defends it, nudging it to leg

29.5

Warne to Bell, no run, ah, lovely ball on middle-and-off - the legspinner's stock delivery - and Bell comes forward to defend, opening the face and guiding it down to gully

29.6

Warne to Bell, no run, clunked down to mid-on, but there's no timing from Bell

England 59/2   SK Warne 7-2-8-0

31.1

Warne to Bell, no run, too short, too wide and Bell rocks back, cutting it hard into the covers but again he can't find the gap

31.2

Warne to Bell, no run, lovely bowling from Warne! Drawing Bell forward - or it should have; Bell stayed in his crease, as he so often does, but he defended it solidly enough

31.3

Warne to Bell, no run, fuller, enticing the drive. Bell obliges it, Warne cries "Rahhh" or something of similar anguish and the ball is neatly timed to mid-off. No run...

31.4

Warne to Bell, no run, short, Bell goes back to defend

31.5

Warne to Bell, no run, and Bell comes right forward here, head over the ball practically sniffing the leather. And he likes the smell too, holding the pose

31.6

Warne to Bell, no run, ah, great ball on middle-and-off and Bell can only defend it

England 59/2   SK Warne 8-3-8-0

33.1

Warne to Bell, 1 run, ugly long hop which sat up and said "Hello, I'm a long hop. Will you hit me?" but Bell can only find the man in the covers. Again.

33.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, too short - is this a set-up from Warne? Bell clunks it to extra cover again

33.3

Warne to Bell, 1 run, very neatly turned off his legs

33.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, tossed right up on middle-and-off and Collingwood comes forward

33.5

Warne to Collingwood, 3 runs, shot - really solidly played from Collingwood, dancing down the track and whalloping him over long-on

33.6

Warne to Bell, no run, left alone outside off

England 69/2   SK Warne 9-3-14-0

36.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, too short, he rocks back and late-cuts it to a shortish third man

36.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, ooh that turned some - landed on leg, and turned significantly on the batsman who remained in his crease and defended

36.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, again, Collingwood is practically sitting on his stumps here but he plays this well, keeping his eye on it and nudging it to leg

36.4

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, wide of the leg stump, Collingwood reads it and clips it to mid-on who makes a good diving stop

36.5

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

36.6

Warne to Bell, no run, lovely ball on leg stump, turning away and Bell does come forward this time to defend

England 84/2   SK Warne 10-3-15-0

38.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, ah, Collingwood comes forward like a six-year-old being told he can't play conkers, he must go to school

38.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, oh what a cracker from Warne! A ripper, landed on middle-and off before turning past Collingwood's defensive shot

38.3

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, but a good comeback from Collingwood here, rocking back and cutting him hard through the covers. And that's four

38.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, poor shot, dreadful in fact and he knows it, kicking the turf in disgust. It was an airy-fairy "nothing" sort of shot, neither trying to hit it or defend it

38.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, left alone this time. Wise, very wise

38.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, too short and punched off the back foot

England 90/2   SK Warne 11-3-19-0

40.1

Warne to Bell, no run, close! Nearly Warne's first, Bell coming tentatively forward, gets a thick outside edge but it falls short of slip

40.2

Warne to Bell, no run, Bell comes down the pitch - angry with himself for his previous shot - and hammers it back at Warne who gets his right mitt in the way

40.3

Warne to Bell, no run, again Bell comes forward, without really coming forward, and that could have gone anywhere...

40.4

Warne to Bell, no run, great bowling from Warne! He has Bell's measure here. Short of a length and Bell goes back, reading the spin and jabbing down on it.

40.5

Warne to Bell, no run, again Bell won't be tempted, clamping down on it

40.6

Warne to Bell, no run, defended once more. "Awwww" cries Warne.

England 95/2   SK Warne 12-4-19-0

42.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, just a smidgen wide of the off stump, turning away and Collingwood can safely ignore this

42.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, on leg stump this time Collingwood comes forward, smothering the spin

42.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Warne roars an anguished appeal to one which seemed to "go on" to Collingwood...who nevertheless played it neatly

42.4

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, neatly, calmly played again from Collingwood, waiting and waiting before pushing it through midwicket

42.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, very full, too full and he leaves it alone.

42.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and a solid forward defence from Collingwood who is looking quite settled against Warne here

England 100/2   SK Warne 13-4-21-0

44.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood forward to block

44.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and on the back foot for variety

44.3

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, fuller pitch and Collingwood waits and whips it square on the leg side

44.4

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, Warne overcompensates and drops it short, Collingwood again waits and slams this through the covers where it just has the legs to beat the chasing fielder

44.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, good response from Warne, back on the spot

44.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run

England 106/2   SK Warne 14-4-27-0

46.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, tossed up, exquisite flight and Collingwood struggles to reach like a man trying to catch paper in the wind

46.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, read that and left it alone

46.3

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, googly which Collingwood read and played into space

46.4

Warne to Bell, no run, watched and safely negotiated

46.5

Warne to Bell, no run, another googly ... that's three in ten balls and Bell read that

46.6

Warne to Bell, FOUR, one step down the pitch to another flighted ball, lofted over the infield and one bounce over the long-off boundary for four

England 113/2   SK Warne 15-4-32-0

56.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, looped up, Collingwood waits and blocks with far more respect than he ever afforded Clarke

56.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, watched, read, and left as it turns past off stump

56.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, slightly hurried backfoot defence

56.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, super! Ripped past the outside edge as Collingwood groped for it, Gilchrist whips the bails off but the batsman had not moved from his crease

56.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, short and cut behind point

56.6

Warne to Bell, no run, Bell taking no risks on 49

England 139/2   SK Warne 16-4-33-0

58.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, safely blocked

58.2

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, Collingwood waits and turns to square leg where there is no fielder

58.3

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, slightly off balance, but turns it behind square on the leg to bring up his 5th Test fifty

58.4

Warne to Bell, 1 run, Bell's turn, clipped to mid-on to bring up his 9th Test fifty

58.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, snorting legbreak, past Collingwood as he nibbled at it

58.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, flighted but outside leg stump and Collingwood blocks

England 144/2   SK Warne 17-4-37-0

66.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, first (drop of) blood to Pietersen, coming forward to on-drive to mid-on

66.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, fended that down well off the back foot to gully

66.3

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

66.4

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, tossed down the leg-side and Collingwood's quickly over that, squirting it square

66.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended

66.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, KP walks over to that one, striding with intent, but can only defend watchfully forward as that one pitches on a good length

England 181/3   SK Warne 18-4-39-0

68.1

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, cut away off the back foot

68.2

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, looking to get after that one, he comes down the track, but mid-on's deep and he hits it straight to the man there, who is Martyn

68.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, looped up and Collingwood comes forward to snuff out the danger

68.4

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, ooh, got a thick outside edge on that one through the slips, along the ground

68.5

Warne to Pietersen, SIX, he's gone for that and that's a six - the first of the day. That's a huge lofted drive, Pietersen hitting inside out with both the breeze and the spin

68.6

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, a gentle single to end the over, tickled to square

England 192/3   SK Warne 19-4-49-0

70.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, oh, what are you doing? Pietersen comes down the track, gets nowhere near it and plants his front leg right at the ball, outside off stump, and it crashes into it

70.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended

70.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, an attempted paddle-sweep results in a top edge without power which lands way short of the man on the square leg boundary

70.4

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, Collingwood waits... and waits... before placing that nicely off his back foot to square

70.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, more waiting, and this time it's a patient defensive on the front foot

70.6

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood's taking his time here against Warne and now he whips a cut neatly off the back foot

England 199/3   SK Warne 20-4-53-0

72.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, well flighted, defended solidly on the front foot

72.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and he pushes out at this, again defending it solidly

72.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, again Pietersen won't be tempted

72.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, a lot wider this time from Warne, turning quite sharply but Pietersen leaves it alone...wisely

72.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, shorter, just a touch shorter but again Pietersen is happy to bide his time

72.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen takes a massive stride forward before leaving the ball outside off

England 205/3   SK Warne 21-5-53-0

74.1

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, shot! That's just brilliant from Pietersen, rocking back, standing tall and hammering Warne in front of square for four. He laced that

74.2

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, even better! A quicker ball with a touch more top-spin, Pietersen is lightning-quick on his feet and crashes it slightly finer this time, but the same result.

74.3

Warne to Pietersen, 2 runs, swept, hard, but straight to the sweeper, Pietersen runs two, the throw comes in- a good one too - but Pietersen is home for two

74.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, bang; hammered off the back foot but straight to cover

74.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, solidly forward to this one

74.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and the over ends with Pietersen defending it solidly on the front foot

England 217/3   SK Warne 22-5-63-0

76.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, and he comes down the pitch, making the ball into a half-volley and driving it down to a deepish mid-on

76.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged off his pads by Collingwood, neatly dunked to leg to get Pietersen back on strike

76.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended back to the bowler

76.4

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, oof! Nearly, Warne pitched this very wide of Pietersen's leg stump who came down the pitch, trying to hit him into New Zealand, but got an outside edge and the ball flew down to third man. Very lucky there

76.5

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, Collingwood goes back and turns his wrists neatly here, timing it well through midwicket

76.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and he stays back in his crease here, practically eating his stumps, defending it off the back foot

England 224/3   SK Warne 23-5-68-0

78.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run

78.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, outside leg, short too and it hits Pietersen's chest who shoulders arms

78.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pitches this miles outside leg, Pietersen refuses to play

78.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen just threatens to come down the pitch, a "shadow advance" if you will, but again he won't play

78.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and again! Pietersen just rams his pad down the pitch. No need to play those

78.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and again he thrusts his pad in front

England 227/3   SK Warne 24-6-68-0

80.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run

80.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, ooh and half a yelp from Warne, Pietersen again refusing to play

80.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and for the first time in a while, Pietersen gets bat on Warne - not literally, obviously - playing him through midwicket

80.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, a straighter line this time, on leg stump as opposed to outside it, and it turns past his pad and into the gloves of Gilchrist

80.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen nudges this to leg

80.6

Warne to Pietersen, 2 runs, terrific bowling from Warne, really ripping this hard and it takes the outside edge of a rather tentative backward defensive stroke from Pietersen...the ball just falling short of first slip

England 235/3   SK Warne 25-6-70-0

82.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood watches this like a hawk, right down by his toes and he clamps his bat down

82.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and again, pitched outside leg and it's firmly blocked out

82.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, more pad-thrusting action here

82.4

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, neat, confident stroke, taking a step down the pitch and clipping him firmly through midwicket. Sensible, controlled batting this

82.5

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, bosh! Short - very short in fact - and Collingwood pulls this powerfully, strongly over midwicket for four

82.6

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR

England 248/3   SK Warne 26-6-80-0

84.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen comes forward, blocking it out

84.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and he pads this away

84.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, meets this on the full but there's no timing from Pietersen and it's clunked to mid-on

84.4

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, ah, that's brilliant. Only a fraction too short, Pietersen is so quick to rock back and cut him powerfully in front of square for four

84.5

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, and he tries the same shot, but it's just a bit too full and he's cramped for room. Still, it was hit with great power

84.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, turned off his wrists

England 254/3   SK Warne 27-6-85-0

104.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended first up

104.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, on the mark to begin with, muted 'Oohs' as the batsman defends easily

104.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood dances down and is quick to stifle that one, crouching over

104.4

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, driven slowly to mid-on, Warne taking the pace off the ball here, just below 80kph (50mph)

104.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen reaches out to that one, which pitches outside leg, and kills the ball off with a muffling press of the bat

104.6

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen showing early signs that he's going to play Warne in the same way as yesterday - attackingly - as he rocks back, and steps across to meet that one on the off side and send it out to point with a back-foot cut

England 314/3   SK Warne 28-6-87-0

106.1

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, opens up on the on-side and on-drives that majestically, makes that shot look easy. It ain't

106.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slider and a dangerous shot from Pietersen, shuffling across to his off stick to try to fend-punch it off his back foot to the on-side

106.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, more orthodox defence, played forward

106.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pitched outside leg and Pietersen stands to tall to kick it away

106.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen lets the ball, again pitching outside leg, crash into his front pad

106.6

Warne to Pietersen, 3 runs, two steps and clipped that off his feet, turned it into a half-volley; Hussey has timed that immaculately on the midwicket boundary, scooping it and making sure he didn't connect with the rope at just the right time. Pietersen will have to wait for his hundred, but he has the strike

England 324/3   SK Warne 29-6-94-0

108.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, thuds into the pad as it pitches outside leg

108.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pads up to that one

108.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Warne persisting with this leg-side attack and Pietersen whooshes at that one but there's no danger

108.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, lets that one thud into his pad

108.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, like a journalist with nothing to say, but space to fill, there's some more padding

108.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, that one slides right round the back of Pietersen but way outside leg stump - there was never a threat

England 327/3   SK Warne 30-7-94-0

110.1

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

110.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Warne just strays with his line here, pitching that a mile (OK, metric fans, a kilometre) outside leg stump and, although it turns a bit, Pietersen leaves it well alone

110.3

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

110.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, padded away this time

110.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pitches way outside leg again, Pietersen thinks about playing it though, leaping backwards on his backfoot, but leaves it alone

110.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended

England 327/3   SK Warne 31-8-94-0

112.1

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, over the wicket to Collingwood, a short ball and that's just eased away off the back foot, cut down behind point

112.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen thinks about playing this one, which pitches inevitably outside leg, but pulls his bat away at the last minute

112.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pads up this time

112.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, ooh, a big leave from Pietersen, and that flicked his pad. It went on to hit the helmet, but won't be five runs because the ball is dead - not offering a shot

112.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended again

112.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside leg

England 329/3   SK Warne 32-8-95-0

114.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, over the wicket and Collingwood
comes down the track to meet that one and it's whipped along the ground to the alert Clarke at short midwicket who picks it up tidily

114.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, that's up there and defended quietly on the front foot

114.3

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, wideish and Collingwood gives himself time to caress that one off the back foot with a cut just behind point, lovely shot

114.4

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

114.5

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, goes over the top, lifting that over midwicket and McGrath gives chase in vain

114.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, well bowled and played

England 344/3   SK Warne 33-8-101-0

116.1

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, on-drive pushed easily to mid-on and there's a languid single

116.2

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, a bit of air on that one which pitches straighter and Pietersen chooses to cover-drive it, a touch oddly - it works, though, and the batsmen get a single

116.3

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

116.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, driven into the covers

116.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, waits for that off the back foot and drives it slowly into the covers

116.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen lets that one crash into his pads - yes, you guessed; Warne came round the wicket and pitched that one outside leg

England 347/3   SK Warne 34-8-104-0

118.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, blocked, no real turn there

118.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, full toss, hit uppishly wide of short midwicket, a shout of catch more in hope than expectation

118.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, padded into the off side

118.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, padded into the leg side

118.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run

118.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, even wider, and disdainfully kicked away. You can't blame Pietersen here, why should he swing at this kind of stuff ...

England 349/3   SK Warne 35-8-105-0

120.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, good line, no appreciable turn, blocked

120.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, flighted, Collingwood waits and flicks it down to deepish mid-on

120.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, wide and padded away. Anyone got any paint I can watch dry?

120.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, guess what ... go on ... yup, padded etc

120.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and again. "This is rubbish," says Michael Holding

120.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, and again wide and kicked away ... and the crowd starting to boo, and who can blame them

England 355/3   SK Warne 36-8-106-0

122.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slanted across the bat and left alone

122.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, very wide outside leg

122.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, same stuff again. Sorry, but hard to find different ways of describing the same stuff again

122.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slightly different line and it passes wide of the off stump

122.5

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, even Warne struggles to keep his outside-leg line and pitches one on the line which Pietersen waits for and punches down to mid -off. Ironic cheers ...

122.6

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, on leg stump and flicked to deepish mid-on

England 357/3   SK Warne 37-8-108-0

124.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slightly straighter and Pietersen looks to hit it over the top but 95% of the effort goes into hitting the ground

124.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, back to the old negative stuff

124.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, this time Pietersen takes a stride and kicks it with both legs

124.4

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, two steps and he drives the ball to long-on

124.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run

124.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, for a second Pietersen looked as if he was about to send that off towards the suburbs but thought better of it and let it hit him, a bit more bounce there

England 363/3   SK Warne 38-8-110-0

126.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen comes down the track, mistimes his shot and it squirts into the off side

126.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, blocked

126.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, lovely flighted ball, beats Collingwood's prod. That's what we want to see

126.4

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, Collingwood takes two strides down the track and lofts the ball back over Warne's head, not timed perfectly but it beats the man halfway back at mid-off who chases back in a fruitless effort

126.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, watchful defence

126.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood smothers the spin

England 368/3   SK Warne 39-8-115-0

128.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slanted across no shot, no need to play one

128.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run

128.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, outside leg stump and tuned to backward square leg

128.2

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, very wide and missed by a swishing Pieterson and an unsighted Gilchrist

128.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, the first "Bowled, Shane" of the session as he opts for a more conventional attack to Collingwood

128.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and again on the spot and Collingwood blocks

128.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, short, Collingwood waits and punches it to the man halfway back at mid-on

128.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen takes a step and looks to launch that over the top but hits a mixture of ground and his own feet and the ball bobbles back to Warne

England 377/3   SK Warne 40-8-117-0

130.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, wide, kicked away

130.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, kicked away again

130.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 wide, massive cheer as a wide called. It started on the line and never turned

130.3

Warne to Pietersen, 2 runs, reached for that and drove it into the leg. A decent ball to most players

130.4

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot, Pietersen makes another wide ball into a half volley and drives into the gap between mid-on and midwicket, super cricket

130.5

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, fired in shorter and punched into the covers, Martyn scampers round well to prevent a second

130.6

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run

England 388/3   SK Warne 41-8-126-0

132.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, conventional stuff to Collingwood, blocked

132.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood right over that, almost chesting it into the ground

132.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, turned into the leg side

132.4

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, leading edge falls short of mid-on who is two-thirds back

132.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, fullish, deliberately placed between the cover fielders and an easy single. Big cheers from the Barmy Army as the 400 comes up. "Ingerland," they chant

132.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, kicked away, a fitting end to the session

England 400/3   SK Warne 42-8-129-0

146.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen tickles that quietly into the midwicket region

146.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, creeps forward and Flintoff prods at that one, fending it into the fully region

146.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, oh dear, you don't want to be doing that. A deliberate press down from Flintoff and Pietersen sets off looking for a run, but has to make it back sharpish and if the shy had connected he'd have been a gonner

146.4

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, rushes at that one and it cannons off his back leg and bobbles into the air

146.5

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, tickled behind square

146.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, comes forward and that's defended forward, quietly

England 471/4   SK Warne 43-8-132-0

148.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pitches outside leg, Pietersen opens the face and tries to steer that wide of slip, but Hayden's there and his bucket hands pouch the ball

148.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, ooh, big rip from Warne there and that one fizzes right past Pietersen's outside

148.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen's third Test match 150 comes up with a little tickle on the on-side. The crowd stand to applaud

148.4

Warne to Flintoff, 2 runs, dibs down soft hands on that one but times it well enough to the midwicket boundary off his legs

148.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, more gentle hands, like hands that do dishes, and that's eased into the cover region

148.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, presses over that one with an easy defence

England 475/4   SK Warne 44-8-135-0

150.1

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot, a belter of an on-drive in front of midwicket, just reaching out for that and it races away

150.2

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, easy steer into the midwicket region

150.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, defended forward on the front foot

150.4

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, tickles that to mid-on and the batsmen rush a quick single

150.5

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, driven to cover

150.6

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, tapped forward

England 484/4   SK Warne 45-8-143-0

152.1

Warne to Jones, no run, ooh, top bowling, that. Ripper. Warne fizzes that one past

152.2

Warne to Jones, 1 run, Jones goes chasing that one, a wide one which he cuts away low

152.3

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, eased on the off-side

152.4

Warne to Jones, no run, deliberate jab down on that one by Jones, defending forward

152.5

Warne to Jones, no run, pitches on leg and that spins back nine or ten inches, but it's left alone

152.6

Warne to Jones, no run, left alone again

England 491/5   SK Warne 46-8-145-0

154.1

Warne to Jones, no run, defended forward

154.2

Warne to Jones, OUT, tosses that up and he gets the reward. A wide, floated delivery and Jones rushes at that one, driving it up to Martyn at point who snaffles a pretty easy chance, standing firm and taking it in Australian-style, fingertips pointing upwards. Clever thinking from Warne but he was hardly excited, he didn't even smile

GO Jones c Martyn b Warne 1 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

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   SK Warne 47-9-145-1

156.1

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

156.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, comes forward to defend

156.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, blocks that one, a gentle turner, out to point

156.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, comes forward and prods again

156.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, more defence

156.6

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, eased in front of point and the batsmen jog through

England 495/6   SK Warne 48-9-146-1

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

158.3

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, knocks the ball to mid-off

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   SK Warne 49-9-148-1

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

160.5

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, again floated up and Flintoff also waits before plonking it wide of midwicket

160.6

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

England 505/6   SK Warne 50-9-150-1

162.1

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, into the blockhole and dug out to mid-on. The field is back and giving him the ones

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

162.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flighted up, blocked

162.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, up there or thereabouts and dug out

England 510/6   SK Warne 51-9-154-1

164.1

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, Warne can barely get his arm over, short and cut to the sweeper

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   SK Warne 52-9-164-1

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

166.2

Warne to Flintoff, 1 leg bye, off -target flipper, down the leg side and even Flintoff undone by zero bounce

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

166.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, another flipper. This is a flipper fest, with four in two overs

166.6

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, Flintoff waits and slams that to the sweeper

England 543/6   SK Warne 53-9-167-1
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