England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 1-5, 2006
The Ashes - 2nd Test
Australia won by 6 wickets
Played at Adelaide Oval
1,2,3,4,5 December 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 0-50
6.1

Giles to Hussey, no run, on leg and it turns away from Hussey

6.2

Giles to Hussey, no run, similar delivery on leg and it turns away from Hussey who thinks about chasing it

6.3

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, he's on to it this time, attackingly smacking it to the man square in the deep

6.4

Giles to Ponting, no run

6.5

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended forward this time

6.6

Giles to Ponting, 2 runs, that one bounces on leg and that's some very quick running for two as the ball flies out square on the off-side

Australia 36/2   AF Giles 1-0-3-0
8.1

Giles to Ponting, 2 runs, that's on off, plenty of room for Ponting to wait and cut that away off the back foot. There's no man at backward point. "That's the wrong line," thunders Botham

8.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, 'Waiting' as Ponting nudges that along the ground to Flintoff at midwicket

8.3

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, easy singled tickled into the on-side

8.4

Giles to Hussey, no run, pushed up there this time and that's defended off the back foot, angling slightly to leg with the shot

8.5

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, two men out there but that one - an aerial pull - falls short of the man at deep midwicket

8.6

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, worked tidily off his legs behind square

Australia 48/2   AF Giles 2-0-8-0
10.1

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, pitches just outside leg and that's worked into midwicket

10.2

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, dragged down outside off and that's pulled over to square, at least that's its direction, but it crashes into the close-in Cook's thigh

10.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended

10.4

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, goes for the leg-side tactic, pitching that into rough; the batsman kneels down and takes his time to paddle-sweep that round behind square

10.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, a big - but admittedly lone - shout for one which pitched outside off, turned back in but was way outside the line

10.6

Giles to Hussey, 3 runs, reverse sweep brings up huge cheers as it goes round to the 45

Australia 57/2   AF Giles 3-0-14-0
14.1

Giles to Hussey, no run, one step to meet the ball and then flicked to midwicket

14.2

Giles to Hussey, 2 byes, left alone, it hits the rough and spits, striking the helmeted Jones on the shoulder and past him for byes

14.3

Giles to Hussey, no run, "Bowled, Gilo," chirps Jones. Well, it was straight and a dot ball

14.4

Giles to Hussey, 2 runs, neatly reverse swept to third man

14.5

Giles to Hussey, 1 leg bye, Hussey just picks his spot and ambles a single

14.6

Giles to Ponting, no run, forward defensive

Australia 79/2   AF Giles 4-0-16-0
16.1

Giles to Hussey, FOUR, great shot, swept from outside off stump and the ball has enough pace to beat a despairing dive from the man running round from backward square leg

16.2

Giles to Hussey, 2 runs, driven square on the off, an immediate shout of "two" as Hussey sets off and he's as good as his word

16.3

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, dink, dropped into the off and an easy single

16.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting looks to run it on the leg and a thick edge lobs just short of the man saving one on the leg-side 45

16.5

Giles to Ponting, no run, firm drive, well stopped by Giles moving quickly to his left

16.6

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting barely hit that five yards on the off but they still ran a single to Anderson and almost got overthrows into the bargain

Australia 92/2   AF Giles 5-0-24-0
19.1

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, he starts with a full toss and only a diving stop by Strauss on the midwicket boundary spares Giles's blushes

19.2

Giles to Ponting, FOUR, oh yes! Ponting hammers Giles over extra cover and this time Strauss can do nothing but retrieve it from in front of the advertising hoardings

19.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting comes down the pitch and chips feet short of extra cover

19.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, played back to Giles

19.5

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, chipped into the midwicket area

19.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, reverse sweep, but there's a man there for that shot and it goes straight to him

Australia 109/2   AF Giles 6-0-30-0
21.1

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting waits and places it into the off side. There are enough gaps for him to do that as and when he pleases

21.2

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, swept to backward square leg

21.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting looks to tip and run but Pietersen in like a gazelle and Hussey sends his captain back

21.4

Giles to Ponting, OUT, Ponting looks to hit it through the covers but doesn't make a good connection and Strauss at short extra cover takes a good waist-high catch

RT Ponting c Strauss b Giles 49 (95m 65b 5x4 0x6) SR: 75.38

21.5

Giles to Martyn, no run, back and blocked

21.6

Giles to Martyn, 1 run, swept and Cook running in from backward square leg almost manages to dummy himself but dives and stops it at the second attempt

Australia 117/3   AF Giles 7-0-33-1
23.1

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, wide of extra cover for a single

23.2

Giles to Clarke, no run, good line and length, blocked

23.3

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, short, Clarke leans back and hits into the covers ... he doesn't time it but still gets the run

23.4

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey waits and flicks it into space on the leg side

23.5

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke's turn to wait, and he then turns it into space at midwicket

23.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, Hussey tries to sweep from outside off stump, misses and almost loses his off stump. He doesn't need to take risks like that at this stage

Australia 125/4   AF Giles 8-0-37-1
25.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, driven out to a wide mid-on and they jog through

25.2

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, worked off the legs to midwicket. Hussey is so good at picking off the singles

25.3

Giles to Clarke, no run, Clarke right behind that

25.4

Giles to Clarke, no run, And once more he is happy to block it

25.5

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke works that behind square on the leg side

25.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, Giles turns that one into Hussey who ends up far too cramped for the cut he was looking to play

Australia 135/4   AF Giles 9-0-40-1
27.1

Giles to Hussey, FOUR, swept with real venom, he hit that so hard and with such placement that the two men in the deep had no chance

27.2

Giles to Hussey, no run, this time he hits straight at the man at square leg

27.3

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, swept into the deep once more but Pietersen fields to ironic cheers from the crowd after his overthrows earlier

27.4

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, lofted drive, cries of "catch it", but it was safe

27.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, turned to midwicket, Clarke wanted the run but Hussey was having none of it and Clarke had to turn sharply and scramble back to safety

27.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, played into the leg side but this time the consensus is no run

Australia 143/4   AF Giles 10-0-46-1
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