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

48.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, good flight, landed on middle-and-off before turning away

48.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, and Ponting skips down the pitch like a cheeky imp, pushing it back to Giles

48.3

Giles to Ponting, FOUR, short, wide, hammered for four. Poor bowling

48.4

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting's eyes light up, eyeing a juicy four, but he decides against hitting it into New Zealand and times into the calmer waters of cover

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   AF Giles 1-0-5-0

50.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, comes down the wicket to meet that one which pitches outside off and he smothers it with defence

50.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, creeps forward again, more defence

50.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, looks to come down to defend, the ball's a touch fuller than expected and he defends on the back foot

50.4

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, Giles gives a bit of air to that, loops it a touch wide and Ponting meets that with a big stride, driving it out on the off-side

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   AF Giles 2-0-6-0

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   AF Giles 3-1-6-0

54.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot, well bowled Giles

54.2

Giles to Ponting, FOUR, we like that one - and so do the crowd - Ponting comes forward and launches a brave but bold lofted off-drive way which clears Harmison at long-off. Nice

54.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, comes forward again, but drives along the ground this time, without power, to Flintoff at short cover

54.4

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, gives himself room to lash a cut in front of point

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   AF Giles 4-1-11-0

56.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, 'Aaaar-eeey' says a fielder in an attempt at appealing, but the batsman's a long way down the track and that's defended

56.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, that one goes down leg and it's well taken by Jones

56.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, worked off the back foot to point

56.4

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, good use of the feet and Ponting comes down to drive that cover

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

56.6

Giles to Ponting, 2 runs, driven to cover

Australia 171/3   AF Giles 5-1-15-0

58.1

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, cut away off the back foot but that's well fielded at extra cover by Cook

58.2

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

58.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, on the button and that's defended

58.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, pads up to that one and it balloons off the pad in the air

58.5

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, pitches outside leg and tickles it to square

58.6

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

Australia 174/3   AF Giles 6-1-18-0

60.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, gives that one some air but Ponting punctures the threat with a stifling defence

60.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, gently turned into the leg-side

60.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot, pad and bat nestling together nicely

60.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, comes down to meet that one which pitches on middle and again he defends it

60.5

Giles to Ponting, no run, turns out of the rough outside leg into the right-hander and once more defence is the order of the day

60.6

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, guided out on the leg-side for a quick strike-stealing single

Australia 176/3   AF Giles 7-1-19-0

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

62.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended this time

62.4

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, down the pitch to straight drive that one but Harmison is out at long-off and he wings it back in

62.5

Giles to Hussey, 1 run

62.6

Giles to Ponting, no run, pitches on leg and that's kicked away

Australia 185/3   AF Giles 8-1-22-0

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

64.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, outside leg stump ...padded away .. it's like Bangalore 2001 all over again

64.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, still outside leg but Ponting waits and flicks it to leg

64.5

Giles to Ponting, no run, same again, but there's a strangling field to prevent just that

64.6

Giles to Ponting, 2 runs, too short, and a cry of anguish from Giles as the ball is on its way. Ponting rocks back and punches it through extra cover

Australia 191/3   AF Giles 9-1-25-0

66.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, Outside leg but, unlike Pietersen, Ponting playing at these

66.2

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, three steps down the pitch to make that into a half volley and crisply driven to mid-off

66.3

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

66.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, more flight and Ponting forward to smother any spin

66.5

Giles to Ponting, no run, bites out of the rough outside leg stump but Ponting back to block

66.6

Giles to Ponting, no run, very wide outside leg, Ponting shuffles back and watches it pass him. That should have been a wide given that Giles is bowling deliberately down that line to try to frustrate the batsman

Australia 199/3   AF Giles 10-1-29-0

68.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting forward but the ball squirts along the ground to slip

68.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting again forward to defend

68.3

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, it's all very well trying to frustrate Ponting with a negative line, but it won't work when every third ball is short ... Ponting able to wait and hit it into space

68.4

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

68.5

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting shoulders arms but that kicks and it could have struck a glove as it got big on him

68.6

Giles to Ponting, no run, too wide and padded away

Australia 207/3   AF Giles 11-1-31-0

70.1

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting takes a big stride and drives to mid-off

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

70.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, outside leg, Ponting turns it to backward square leg

70.5

Giles to Ponting, no run, outside leg again and Jones fumbles ... all a bit scrappy

70.6

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting blocks that, as he can afford to with two bad balls an over

Australia 213/3   AF Giles 12-1-37-0

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

75.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting waits and cuts straight to point

75.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting puts in a big stride and blocks with pad and bat

75.5

Giles to Ponting, 2 runs, worked round behind on the leg side ... an ugly shot but its runs in the bank

75.6

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting waits and lets the ball hit the bat rather than the other way round

Australia 238/3   AF Giles 13-1-40-0

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   AF Giles 14-2-40-0

79.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, lands this on off stump. No turn...

79.2

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, touch more flight, Ponting bunts it with no shortage of bunt to mid-on

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   AF Giles 15-2-41-0

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

81.2

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, leg-side-drifter (the ball, that is) Ponting chips it to mid-on

81.3

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

81.4

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, turned off his toes to a short midwicket

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   AF Giles 16-2-45-0

108.1

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, one step forward and a pad then bat block

108.2

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, zipped back at Gilchrist who was right back on his stumps and was only saved by a thin edge

108.3

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, Gilchrist gets forward this time

108.4

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, full and a rather tail-endish swipe aimed over midwicket, but the balls goes almost nowhere and actually bounces up into the batsman's helmet

108.5

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, he skips down the pitch to block on the half volley

108.6

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, really watchful defence

Australia 338/5   AF Giles 17-3-45-0

110.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, tip and run to extra cover

110.2

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, prodded out into the leg side

110.3

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, Gilchrist takes two steps down and almost yorks himself

110.4

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, one step and blocked, he looked for a second as if he was going to really hammer that but thought better of it

110.5

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, short, Gilchrist leans into that and absolutely larrups that into the helmet of Cook at short leg, and he goes down like a man hit by a Tyson (Mike, not Frank) uppercut. Cooks doesn't beat the ten count but he's up and he pulls his sunglasses off and has a sharp intake of breath as the physio runs down the steps on to the pitch, clutching a bag

110.6

Giles to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushed to mid-off where Harmison lumbers in ... his throw hits the stumps but Gilchrist is home and already has his gloves off by the time it does

Australia 351/5   AF Giles 18-3-47-0

112.1

Giles to Gilchrist, 3 runs, pushed with power through extra cover, they come back for three and there's Gilchrist's fifty.

112.2

Giles to Clarke, no run, nicely flighted, hardly any turn though for Giles and Clarke sits back and prods it into the covers

112.3

Giles to Clarke, 2 runs, down the leg side - completely wrong line from Giles - and Clarke easily tucks it away for two

112.4

Giles to Clarke, no run, and he pads this away, again no serious turn for the bowler

112.5

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, well flighted but too full, and Clarke chips it to long-on for a single

112.6

Giles to Gilchrist, FOUR, shot! That's Gilchrist at his best, frankly; meeting the ball on the full and timing it magnificently through extra cover, along the ground, for four

Australia 370/5   AF Giles 19-3-57-0

114.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, and that's nudged through midwicket to bring up his fifty - a good one, too, and this partnership is building

114.2

Giles to Gilchrist, FOUR, bang! Down on one knee, swept past Alastair Cook's skull at short-leg and racing to the deep midwicket boundary for four. Massive power.

114.3

Giles to Gilchrist, no run, down the wicket comes Gilchrist, aggressively chipping it back to the bowler who dives to his right to field

114.4

Giles to Gilchrist, OUT, and here he goes again, he's smashed this hard, but it's miscued and it's flying down to the man at deep midwicket - and Bell clings on! Adrenaline got the better of Gilchrist there, just as he was looking all set to stamp on England

AC Gilchrist c Bell b Giles 64 (111m 79b 8x4 0x6) SR: 81.01

114.5

Giles to Warne, no run, and a big, throaty appeal from Giles first ball, rapping Warne on his pads but it's probably turned just a bit too much and the umpire shakes his head

114.6

Giles to Warne, no run, nicely bowled, Warne comes forward solidly to defend

Australia 384/6   AF Giles 20-3-62-1

116.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, and he takes a half step outside leg, meeting the line of the ball and driving it inside out to mid-off

116.2

Giles to Warne, no run, and Warne tries to sweep but misses, the ball hitting his arm. Or pad. Or both

116.3

Giles to Warne, no run, very well bowled on middle stump, turning just a touch and Warne clamps down on it

116.4

Giles to Warne, no run, half a yelp from Giles as Warne again tries to sweep, the ball ballooning up but...no catch, no lbw and they all forget about it

116.5

Giles to Warne, no run, left alone outside off - absolutely no turn there

116.6

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

Australia 392/6   AF Giles 21-3-63-1

124.1

Giles to Clarke, no run, bends that in from the rough and that's defended. 'Well bowled Gilers,' chirps Jones

124.2

Giles to Clarke, no run, more defending

124.3

Giles to Clarke, no run, a better line, much straighter and yet more defence

124.4

Giles to Clarke, FOUR, a touch of width and punished, Clarke stepping back and giving himself room to cut that one away. Four from the second it left the bat

124.5

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, tickles that one into midwicket this time

124.6

Giles to Warne, 1 run, Warne shuffles across looking to sweep and he just fails to get bat on the ball as it goes on its way to the leg-side

Australia 423/6   AF Giles 22-3-69-1

126.1

Giles to Warne, no run, sends that one down outside off, it turns only mildly and Warne cuts that out to backward point, where it's snapped up

126.2

Giles to Warne, no run, good work from the man at backward point again as Warne lashes a cut at him

126.3

Giles to Warne, no run, 'bowled' observes Jones, correctly, as Warne jabs his bat down on that one

126.4

Giles to Warne, no run, ooh, Warne gets an edge on that one which he tries to sweep - it flies to nobody on the leg-side

126.5

Giles to Warne, 1 run, rushed out to mid-on

126.6

Giles to Clarke, no run, on the button and defended

Australia 425/6   AF Giles 23-3-70-1

128.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke dances down, on-drives and the ball just falls short of Giles's right hand as he kneels down to try to scoop it

128.2

Giles to Warne, 1 run, an on-drive to midwicket, adjusting from the thought of a sweep shot and that's the fifty partnership

128.3

Giles to Clarke, no run, quiet defence on the front foot this time

128.4

Giles to Clarke, no run, more defence

128.5

Giles to Clarke, no run, yet more defence

128.6

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, single down to long-off lazily run through

Australia 435/6   AF Giles 24-3-73-1

130.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, pitched outside leg but Clarke manoeuvres over to his leg stump to drive that inside-out to mid-off

130.2

Giles to Warne, 1 run, goes wide down off and that's driven forcefully away off the back foot

130.3

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, pitches outside leg, bends over to the right-hander and that's eased into the midwicket region

130.4

Giles to Warne, no run, half-appeals from the short leg and Giles, clearly not convinced, as that's picked up close

130.5

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

130.6

Giles to Warne, no run, shuffles over to defend

Australia 441/6   AF Giles 25-3-76-1

132.1

Giles to Warne, no run, driven to mid-on

132.2

Giles to Warne, no run, defended forward this time

132.3

Giles to Warne, no run, that pitches into the rough, but it's innocuous stuff and Warne defends that easily

132.4

Giles to Warne, no run, tickled into the leg-side

132.5

Giles to Warne, no run, more defence

132.6

Giles to Warne, no run, just for a change, Warne kicks that one away on the leg-side

Australia 443/6   AF Giles 26-4-76-1

134.1

Giles to Warne, no run, tickled round to fine leg

134.2

Giles to Warne, no run, pitches outside leg, again, and is defended on the front foot

134.3

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

134.4

Giles to Warne, no run, kicked away by Warne

134.5

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

134.6

Giles to Warne, no run, Warne walks forward to bend over and defend that one

Australia 443/6   AF Giles 27-5-76-1

136.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, driven out to mid-off

136.2

Giles to Warne, 1 run

136.3

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, drags that down a touch short and that's worked into the off-side

136.4

Giles to Warne, no run, padded up to that one

136.5

Giles to Warne, no run, more padding

136.6

Giles to Warne, no run, even more padding

Australia 447/6   AF Giles 28-5-79-1

138.1

Giles to Warne, no run, padded up to that one

138.2

Giles to Warne, no run, more padding to Giles's leg-side tactics

138.3

Giles to Warne, no run, more padding

138.4

Giles to Warne, no run, even more paddizzz

138.5

Giles to Warne, 1 run, pops into the vacant slip region and that brings up Warne's 3000th Test run, the only man to reach that milestone without a Test century. He's the slowest to reach 3000, too, although of course his main suit is bowling

138.6

Giles to Clarke, 1 run

Australia 449/6   AF Giles 29-5-81-1

140.1

Giles to Warne, 2 runs, Good lord ... drugs test those drinks ... Warne takes a pace down the track and heaves Giles over cow corner

140.2

Giles to Warne, no run, back to the pad work

140.3

Giles to Warne, no run, half step and blocked

140.4

Giles to Warne, no run, wide, Warne hips more than pads that one away

140.5

Giles to Warne, no run, Warne steps back and thumps that straight to Strauss at cover

140.6

Giles to Warne, no run, solid defensive shot to end an over that started with promise and ended with a return to dullness

Australia 455/6   AF Giles 30-5-83-1

142.1

Giles to Clarke, no run, circumspect defence

142.2

Giles to Clarke, no run, two steps, a slight shimmy and all that for a forward defensive shot

142.3

Giles to Clarke, no run, another very cautious block ... it's coming

142.4

Giles to Clarke, no run, really ... it is coming

142.5

Giles to Clarke, no run, soon ... it's all watchful defence and rarely can Giles have been afforded so much respect

142.6

Giles to Clarke, no run, Clarke shoulders arms, the ball kicks and hits him in the midriff and plops down at his feet

Australia 464/6   AF Giles 31-6-83-1

144.1

Giles to Warne, no run, Warne dances down the pitch and drives it right back at Giles

144.2

Giles to Warne, no run, padded away

144.3

Giles to Warne, 1 run, driven hard back at Giles who doesn't stop it and gets a bash on the hand for his pains. Now both batsman and bowler are shaking their hands with pained expressions

144.4

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, clipped into the leg side

144.5

Giles to Warne, no run, blocked

144.6

Giles to Warne, no run, kept out again by Warne

Australia 471/6   AF Giles 32-6-85-1

146.1

Giles to Clarke, no run, Clarke lets it pass by his off stump

146.2

Giles to Clarke, no run, this time Clarke lets it hit him

146.3

Giles to Clarke, no run, better line and Clarke defends

146.4

Giles to Clarke, no run, watched and blocked

146.5

Giles to Clarke, no run, one big stride forward and then kicked away

146.6

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke steps back and turns it to backward square leg

Australia 477/6   AF Giles 33-6-86-1

148.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, outside leg stump and he lets it hit him

148.2

Giles to Warne, 1 run, slow ball, no turn, flicked to leg

148.3

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, run up to mid-off, all very low key

148.4

Giles to Warne, 1 run, Warne waits, steps back and clouts it past gully. That's the 100 stand

148.5

Giles to Clarke, 2 runs, again runs on a platter as he waits, picks his spot, and cracks it through extra cover

148.6

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, this is too easy, runs whenever the batsmen chose to take them

Australia 487/6   AF Giles 34-6-93-1

150.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, slightly lofted and stiff pull to deep square leg ... a moment of excitement as Giles thought that might reach the fielder

150.2

Giles to Warne, no run, leg side and Warne bottoms that away

150.3

Giles to Warne, no run, he waits back in his crease and drops it as his feet

150.4

Giles to Warne, no run, Warne takes a step down the pitch and it hits him on the boot. Giles yells catch but the fielders are spread like missionaries

150.5

Giles to Warne, no run, blocked ... can anyone think of another apt word for blocked?

150.6

Giles to Warne, no run, defended ... guess that's another word?

Australia 493/6   AF Giles 35-6-94-1

152.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, seemingly innocuous drive back to Giles but he manages to make a real mess of it, the ball dribbles through his legs and they run a single

152.2

Giles to Warne, no run, solidly and assuredly blocked

152.3

Giles to Warne, 1 run, into space on the leg. It's hard to work out quite what Giles is up to here

152.4

Giles to Clarke, no run, defended

152.5

Giles to Clarke, no run, full stride forward and blocked

152.6

Giles to Clarke, no run, and again ....

Australia 498/6   AF Giles 36-6-96-1

154.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, outside leg, it turns an inch or so and Clarke pushes it back

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   AF Giles 37-6-97-1

156.1

Giles to Clarke, no run, padded away

156.2

Giles to Clarke, no run, ditto

156.3

Giles to Clarke, no run, and he defends this solidly

156.4

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, nicely played, just meeting the ball and shaking hands with it - they agree to a post-match beer and part ways as the ball makes its way to long-on

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   AF Giles 38-6-98-1

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

158.6

Giles to Clark, no run, and it's hit back to the bowler&

Australia 506/8   AF Giles 39-6-99-1

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

160.6

Giles to McGrath, no run, forward he comes to defend

Australia 508/9   AF Giles 40-6-100-1

162.1

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

162.2

Giles to McGrath, 1 run, and McGrath sweeps! Decent shot, too, getting down quickly and timing it nicely out to deep 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

162.5

Giles to McGrath, no run, and this one turns, Jones takes it neatly and whips off the bails...but McGrath's behind the line like a legend

162.6

Giles to McGrath, no run, Giles fields well here, scampering to his left

Australia 512/9   AF Giles 41-6-103-1

164.1

Giles to McGrath, no run, "catch him" is the cry as Giles lands this on leg and it's pushed to midwicket, in the air for a while but the fielder needed to have seven-feet-long-arms to reach that

164.2

Giles to McGrath, no run, blocked out again

164.3

Giles to McGrath, no run, more blocking action - tight bowling though from Giles, not giving anything away

164.4

Giles to McGrath, no run, comes forward to smother thiss

164.5

Giles to McGrath, no run, slightly more fluent stroke by Giles, gliding it down the ground but there's run on offer

164.6

Giles to McGrath, no run, massive, desperate appeal for lbw - he didn't really come forward much there, so perhaps it was drifting down leg.

Australia 512/9   AF Giles 42-7-103-1
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