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

0.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, wide - not a Harmison standard opening wide, but wide nevertheless

0.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, and again. Not a sniff of swing, it went where it was aimed

0.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, same line, Strauss not remotely interested

0.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, A cheer as Lee gets one on target, Strauss back and defends easily

0.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, Strauss back and solid again. Lee working up a real head of steam - 95mph (152.8kph)

0.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, Lee again on target, Strauss into line,. and 0.5mph faster than the previous ball

England 0/0   B Lee 1-1-0-0

2.1

Lee to Cook, no run, angled across Cook, he looked to leave it but it flicked the bat and the snick dropped a couple of inches short of the diving Gilchrist

2.2

Lee to Cook, 1 run, short and Cook quickly swivels and hooks

2.3

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, leg side, Strauss flicks it off his toes to backward square leg

2.4

Lee to Cook, no run, Cook up on his toes to block

2.5

Lee to Cook, no run, pushed with an angled bat - a bit of a jab really - into the covers

2.6

Lee to Cook, no run, played with an open face into the gully

England 3/0   B Lee 2-1-2-0

4.1

Lee to Cook, no run, pitched up, driven firmly straight back and Lee drops quickly to his right and gets enough of a hand on it to semi-stop it

4.2

Lee to Cook, 1 run, shortish and swished round into the leg side. no pace but an easy run

4.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, straight, Strauss turned a bit square as the ball heads towards cover

4.4

Lee to Strauss, 2 runs, leg side, sweetly flicked just backward of square and long leg has to make some ground to field a couple of yards inside the boundary

4.5

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, a yard short, Strauss into line and punches into midwicket for another easy run&

4.6

Lee to Cook, no run, firm defensive push to mid-off

England 9/0   B Lee 3-1-6-0

6.1

Lee to Cook, no run, angled all along the ground to gully

6.2

Lee to Cook, no run, pushed with enough pace to take it past Lee's right but mid-off round quickly to field

6.3

Lee to Cook, no run, straight and Cook gets the works behind it. He looks a model of concentration

6.4

Lee to Cook, FOUR, Cook pushes hard at that one and it flies right where fourth slip's waist would have been. Ponting is not overly attacking in these early exchanges

6.5

Lee to Cook, no run, worked to midwicket

6.6

Lee to Cook, 1 run, dropped into midwicket, a moment's hesitation from Cook but that was an easy run

England 14/0   B Lee 4-1-11-0

8.1

Lee to Cook, 3 runs, 95.2 (153kph) overpitched outside off stump, Cook drives confidently past extra cover, not perfectly timed and the grass is quite long so it hasn't got the legs to make it all the way

8.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, Strauss on his toes to make sure he gets everything behind it

8.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, a slight grunt as Lee lets fly, but it's wide and Strauss leaves it

8.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, short - so short that Strauss barely has to duck as it arcs over his head

8.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, pushed back to lee who shapes to throw it back with interest but thinks better of it. Jeers from the crowd who are beginning to become more lubricated

8.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, shortish and outside off stump, no shot

England 18/0   B Lee 5-1-14-0

10.1

Lee to Strauss, 2 runs, leg side, worked easily between midwicket and mid-on

10.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, wide and Strauss barely shows any interest as it passes

10.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, Strauss into line, watchfully defends

10.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, Lee again loses his line and it passes well wide of the left hander

10.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, bouncer, but once more far too short

10.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, only marginally wide of off stump but with the ball not moving in the air or off the seam, Strauss leaves with confidence

England 24/0   B Lee 6-1-16-0

35.1

Lee to Bell, FOUR, messy start from Lee, firing it down the leg side and Bell tickles it fine for four. Wild and woolly...like a highland sheep on crack

35.2

Lee to Bell, no run, better, straighter, fuller and quicker but Bell defends with ease

35.3

Lee to Bell, 2 runs, again drifting into his pads, Bell tucks it through midwicket. The breeze is playing havoc with Lee's line here

35.4

Lee to Bell, no run, much better line outside off and the batsman shoulders arms

35.5

Lee to Bell, no run, shorter delivery, well directed too and Bell jumps back into his crease to defend. Almost thinks about a single before scampering back into his crease

35.6

Lee to Bell, FOUR, ooh! Bell comes forward tentatively, nervously even, and the ball takes the inside edge and zoots down to fine leg. He didn't have much of a clue there

England 83/2   B Lee 7-1-26-0

37.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, swinging into the batsman - reverse-swing, perhaps - and he adjusts his stroke accordingly

37.2

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, turned through midwicket

37.3

Lee to Bell, no run, outside off and left alone

37.4

Lee to Bell, 1 no ball, tentatively forward comes Bell to defend

37.4

Lee to Bell, no run, that's better from Lee, a tighter line but Bell doesn't need to play at this

37.5

Lee to Bell, no run, lovely forward defence from Bell, and it needed it too - good ball on off stump, just a hint of away swing

37.6

Lee to Bell, no run, good end to a reasonable over, bouncing and lifting on Bell but he shoulders arms, lifting his bat high up in the air

England 86/2   B Lee 8-1-28-0

39.1

Lee to Bell, 1 run, pushed down the ground

39.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, outside off, the batsman shuffles across and defends out to cover

39.3

Lee to Collingwood, FOUR, shot! That's Collingwood's favourite area outside off, cutting Lee hard behind square. He really got on top of that

39.4

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

39.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, a touch of drift away from Collingwood but he's wise enough to ignore it

39.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, a bouncer, but it's wasted and down the leg side. Lee not looking right at all (or left).

England 95/2   B Lee 9-1-33-0

41.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, another bouncer from Lee, but it's not the pitch for digging it in so short. Bell has oodles of time to evade it

41.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, pushed off the back foot into the covers

41.3

Lee to Collingwood, 1 no ball, outside off, swinging away and left alone

41.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, touch too short from Lee again and it's defended on the back foot

41.4

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, neatly turned off his legs, pushing it calmly through midwicket. Sensibly played

41.5

Lee to Bell, no run, forward comes Bell, "no" he cries as he comes forward to defend once more

41.6

Lee to Bell, 1 no ball, Bell won't be tempted by this one outside off, in spite of Lee sending down another no-ball.

41.6

Lee to Bell, no run, defended once more, and that's the end of a rather tortuous over

England 98/2   B Lee 10-1-36-0

53.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, big shout from Lee as Collingwood hit on the pads neither forward not back . Bucknor unimpressed, rightly as that hit him fairly high up

53.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, played to point

53.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, lovely yorker at 93mph (149.6kph) which Collingwood just gets the toe of the bat down on in time. More oohs and aahs, and with good cause

53.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and Lee follows with a good bouncer which Collingwood has to duck with undue haste

53.5

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, slightly off line and Collingwood turns that to leg

53.6

Lee to Bell, 3 runs, Bell plays that well away from his body, through Hayden in the gully and good running from Collingwood who sprints back to the danger end

England 129/2   B Lee 11-1-40-0

55.1

Lee to Bell, no run, Patted back to Lee who picks up and hurls the ball back at the striker's stumps like a man in a coconut shy ... but no coconut for him as he misses.

55.2

Lee to Bell, no run, much the same but this time Lee opts not to show the world that he can't hit the stumps from ten yards

55.3

Lee to Bell, no run, plopped into the covers

55.4

Lee to Bell, no run, Bell right over that with an angled bat, playing the ball almost into his feet

55.5

Lee to Bell, no run, checked drive to mid-off

55.6

Lee to Bell, FOUR, short outside off stump, slashed/lofted over slips, quite deliberate, quite safe, quite frustrating for Lee who sets off for long leg chuntering to himself before the ball is even retrieved

England 138/2   B Lee 12-1-44-0

57.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, Up in the blockhole, not quite a yorker but caused Collingwood a few nervous nanosecond nevertheless

57.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, driven into the covers, not timed

57.3

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, this time Collingwood places it between fielders on the off side and sets off as soon as he hits it for an easy one

57.4

Lee to Bell, no run, slower ball - almost 10mph (16kph) slower - and pushed to mid-on

57.5

Lee to Bell, no run, another yorker, dug out and Lee takes it high to his right and again tries to throw down the wicket at the striker's end and yet again he misses. He should give that up as a bad job

57.6

Lee to Bell, no run, driven to cover and well stopped, if a tad theatrically

England 140/2   B Lee 13-1-45-0

59.1

Lee to Bell, 1 run, easy single on leg nipped off the hips as that one is pinged in a touch short and straying down leg

59.2

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, straighter this time, nibbled into the gully region and the batsmen charge a very quick single - Lee tries to shy down the stumps at the non-striker's end, but his is a non-strike

59.3

Lee to Bell, no run, Lee steams in and that's a decent ball, a good line and length and quickly defended down off the back foot

59.4

Lee to Bell, no run, gives Bell room outside off to open his shoulders and cut to Michael Clarke at point who pounces on that like an eager labrador

59.5

Lee to Bell, 1 run, more alert fielding from Australia - Bell drives that to cover and sets off quickly, turning his back to the ball as he runs his bat in, and gets whacked on the back for his troubles

59.6

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, another quick single, jabbed down by Collingwood into the off-side

England 148/2   B Lee 14-1-49-0

61.1

Lee to Bell, FOUR, wide, full bunger, rubbish and got the treatment. That's just sliced away by Bell who merely offered his bat to spank that one away

61.2

Lee to Bell, FOUR, ooh, delicious shot this time to bring up consecutive boundaries. This one from Lee did pitch, wideish and, well, help yourself frankly

61.3

Lee to Bell, no run, another full toss but Langer spares Lee's blushes, and his figures(ish), sliding onto that one at midwicket to cut off the runs

61.4

Lee to Bell, OUT, the bouncer does the trick. Lee bangs it in hard and it's on to Bell too quickly, who shapes to hook but merely sends the ball directly up in the air. 'Miiine' calls Lee, as he nearly collides with Langer, but there was nobody getting in his way as he grabs on easily. Lee's face said it all at he ran into bowl that one, and Bell's face tells a story, too, for his moment of impetuosity

IR Bell c & b Lee 60 (189m 148b 6x4 0x6) SR: 40.54

61.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, defended

61.6

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, hello. Lee bangs another one in, but Pietersen has all the time in the world - or at least so it seems and that's pulled, hard, and well controlled right to the boundary

England 162/3   B Lee 15-1-61-1

63.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, oooh, terrific bouncer from Lee at 143.8kph, having Collingwood sway away from that one which whistled past his nostrils. Lee then takes a few steps up to Collingwood, shapes to give him the evil eye, but instead gives him a cheeky smile. The tinker

63.2

Lee to Collingwood, 1 no ball, overstepping there

63.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, cheers from the crowd as there's more of the short stuff

63.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, Lee's fired up here all right, and this manifests itself this time in a bouncer which is followed by him trying to tickle the ball on to the stumps at the non-striker's end, but the batsman is easily in his crease

63.4

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood takes two steps over to meet that one and lashes it into the covers off the back foot

63.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, pulls out of that one

63.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, on a length, Pietersen defends with the full face of the bat, the alert Lee scoops the ball and considers if there's a shy on anywhere - there's not

England 169/3   B Lee 16-1-63-1

65.1

Lee to Pietersen, 1 no ball, just overstepped a touch there

65.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run

65.2

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, gets on top of it and booms it out to deep square leg where Hussey does the fielding

65.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, nicely bowled, a yorker, dug out

65.4

Lee to Collingwood, 2 runs, driven uppishly off the back foot to the covers

65.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, tickled into the covers

65.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended this time

England 179/3   B Lee 17-1-67-1

85.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, oh, blimey, what's he up to here? Outside off - just a loosener - and Pietersen immediately wants to smash him, somewhere, but can only chop it down...perilously close to his off stump. Well, not perilously...but damn near

85.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, well bowled, cutting back into Pietersen whose not quite woken up to the change of pace...rapped on the pad but it's going down leg

85.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full but wide, Pietersen flays his hands but can't time it and it bobbles meekly out into the covers

85.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, well bowled, Lee, cramping Pietersen for room who just defends on the back foot

85.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, and he presents the straightest of straight bats to this fuller delivery

85.6

Lee to Pietersen, 3 runs, driven hard, on the up - hands away from his body - through cover, typically Pietersen and it races to the extra cover boundary...but not for four

England 257/3   B Lee 18-1-70-1

87.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, this jumps up at Collingwood who plays it well, rocking back and presenting a straight bat

87.2

Lee to Collingwood, (no ball) FOUR, and again Lee finds some bounce, this spitting up at Collingwood who guides it down to third man quite brilliantly

87.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run

87.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, "noooo" cries the batsman as he comes forward to this inswinger, a firm clunk of the bat ringing round the ground

87.4

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, turned through midwicket, Pietersen wants two...and Collingwood rightly sends him back

87.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, very well bowled - the first sign of uneven bounce as Pietersen practically picked that one off his shoelaces. Had it been straight, he might have been in trouble. But it wasn't. And he was fine.

87.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, a firm clunk of the bat to a very full and straight delivery

England 263/3   B Lee 19-1-76-1

89.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, it's short, and very quick; Pietersen nearly heads this into the back of the net before deciding to evade it

89.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, ooh, streaky - well, it wasn't, but it was very Pietersen...a flashy, glitzy, wristy flick outside off which raced to cover.

89.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, massively wild and woolly from Pietersen, down the leg side - Lee purses his lips as if to say "ooh, that was close" but it was about as accurate as an American missile homing in on a tank

89.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, defended solidly

89.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, oh no, this is all over for Pietersen! This is disaster. He's top-edged it over Lee's head, and it...falls safe, just evading McGrath! And that gets Collingwood on strike...

89.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and it's full, straight, Collingwood can't get any bat on it, almost treading on the ball...and that's the end of a terrific day's play for England

England 266/3   B Lee 20-1-77-1

91.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and he comes forward, firmly defending that with a pleasing clunk of the bat

91.2

Lee to Collingwood, 3 runs, on his legs, whipped through midwicket and there it is! Collingwood's third Test hundred. He clenches his fist, punches the air before waving the bat to the dressing room. All of the England players are on their feet, clapping and applauding, as indeed are the crowd who give him a loud and appreciative standing ovation.

91.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, on the up and pushed into cover...streaky from Pietersen, not really coming forward enough

91.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, straighter - too straight and turned off his pads

91.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, too short and Pietersen bends his back, ducking beneath it with ease. No pace in this pitch whatsoever

91.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run

England 269/3   B Lee 21-1-80-1

93.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, well bowled! Great aggression from Lee, banging it in and it rises viciously on Pietersen - how often have we said that this Test? Not at all - and Pietersen leaps in the air and plays it down. Played it very well indeed actually

93.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full, but too wide and worryingly the ball hardly carries to Gilchrist

93.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, oooh a cracker from Lee, Pietersen nibbles at this and Lee sprints down the pitch, convinced he has his man. The slips go up, Gilchrist goes up - everyone goes up but Bucknor, the umpire, shakes his head. That was mighty close but a very fine decision from Bucknor

93.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, terrific bowling from Lee, yorker length but Pietersen digs it out. And there's an aggressive stare from the bowler and an equally challenging retort from the batsman. It's hgeating it up

93.5

Lee to Pietersen, 3 runs, just a little wide and Pietersen clunks it off the back foot, in front of square, to pick up three.

93.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

England 276/3   B Lee 22-1-83-1

95.1

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, short, very short and Pietersen goes for an almighty hook/slog/bosh over midwicket...and he gets enough bat on it

95.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, pushed into the covers

95.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, on the back foot, Collingwood drives this firmly into the covers

95.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, very good line from Lee outside off - six inches or so - but Collingwood again shows the perfect defensive technique.

95.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, hit hard off the back foot - Collingwood's looking in great touch this morning, although he can't bisect the packed offside field

95.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and a good nut to end the over, forcing Collingwood back who defends

England 280/3   B Lee 23-1-84-1

97.1

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, smash. The first emphatic shot of the morning, Pietersen pulling Lee from well outside off stump through midwicket. He hit that with immense power

97.2

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, better ball, rising on Pietersen who attempts the same pull stroke but can't get on top of the bounce

97.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run

97.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and this is speared in on Collingwood's leg stump who pushes it back to the bowler, with a high front elbow, holding the pose

97.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and again it's firmly, solidly defended off the back foot

97.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, left alone

England 288/3   B Lee 24-1-89-1

99.1

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, neatly clipped off his legs for a single

99.2

Lee to Pietersen, 1 wide, bouncer from Lee which sails over the batsman's head - and it's called a wide

99.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full and straight - the slower ball - and Pietersen defends

99.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, slightly wider of the crease from Lee, punched into the covers

99.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, clunked to mid-on, no timing there

99.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, smacked on the up but straight to mid-off

99.6

Lee to Pietersen, 2 runs, terrific pull stroke, smacked powerfully over midwicket but Langer shows energy beyond his years and sprints round to prevent four

England 304/3   B Lee 25-1-93-1

131.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run

131.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, leg stump, neatly flicked to midwicket

131.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, again leggish line and nothing doing

131.3

Lee to Collingwood, 3 runs, fullish, well driven fine to the left of mid-on and pulled up a few yards inside the boundary

131.4

Lee to Pietersen, 2 runs, he does flick, but squarer and the man at long leg chugs round to field

131.5

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, Whump. Pitched up and hammered back with knobs on past Lee and mid-off. Neither moved

131.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, good yorker from Lee, super response

England 397/3   B Lee 26-1-102-1

133.1

Lee to Collingwood, 2 runs, down the leg side, whipped off his legs

133.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, ooh well bowled there, swinging into Collingwood who's trapped in his crease. Perhaps a bit of reverse swing there. Well done everyone

133.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, outside off, touch too short and it's left alone

133.4

Lee to Collingwood, 2 runs, typical Collingwood, just nurdling this like the utter nurdler he is, picking up two easy runs on the on side. Two easy ones, as opposed to two difficult ones

133.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, super effort from Lee there, a great yorker reverse-swinging into the batsman who digs it out

133.6

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, far too wide and chopped down to deep point

England 405/3   B Lee 27-1-107-1

135.1

Lee to Collingwood, FOUR, it's an edge! An edge I tell you. But Lee is slipless and Collingwood's wafty outside edge flies through the vacant cordon down to third man for four.

135.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, great comeback! Inswinging yorker, really well bowled but well dug out

135.3

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, another yorker of not-quite-yorker-length, swinging down the leg side and Collingwood sits back in his crease, waits for it, before bunging it down the ground

135.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, clonked on the up. "Caaatch!" shouts a vainly optimistic fielder

135.5

Lee to Pietersen, 4 leg byes, poor ball drifting down leg, Pietersen turns it off his boot and it races down to fine leg for four.

135.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, good bouncer, fast and straight

England 417/3   B Lee 28-1-112-1

137.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, good inswing there, good pace too and timed into the covers

137.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended by Collingwood on the front foot

137.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, well bowled again, Lee. Fast, inswinging yorker but it's well dug out by Collingwood

137.4

Lee to Collingwood, 3 runs, too wide and full, hence no swing, and it's squirted out to third man

137.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, well played, pushing this firmly down the ground

137.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, and that's defended on the front foot

England 424/3   B Lee 29-1-116-1

139.1

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, what a shot from Pietersen. It was wide of the off stump, banged in short and rising on Pietersen's head who hooked him in front of square for four. Terrific batting

139.2

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, inswing for Lee but it's a full bunger, pumped down the ground by Pietersen

139.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended solidly by Collingwood

139.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, well bowled but Lee needs to adjust his line slightly here. Too straight, drifting down leg

139.5

Lee to Collingwood, FOUR, slower ball, outside off - very slow - Collingwood sees it like a beach ball and smacks it through extra cover for four. This is fine, confident yet sensible batting

139.6

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, pushes this off the back foot into the covers

England 441/3   B Lee 30-1-126-1

157.1

Lee to Flintoff, no run, loosener; a tired-looking delivery, straying on to leg and Flintoff drives it straight to mid-on

157.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, yorker, dug out well by Flintoff at 138kph

157.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, attempted bouncer but too short and too high, allowing the batsman time to duck under it without any alarm

157.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, another yorker, but well played once more by Flintoff

157.5

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, attempted yorker went wrong and ended up a high full toss but, coming at hip height, that's not easy to play... unless you're Flintoff, who leans on that and pushes it through the leg-side. Well put away

157.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, defended carefully on the back foot

England 499/6   B Lee 31-1-130-1

159.1

Lee to Flintoff, 2 runs, attempted bouncer sits up a treat and entices the batsman with come-to-the-boundary eyes. Flintoff accepts the offer, and hooks it in front of midwicket, but the ball's got tired legs, as has the fielder who just about stops it inside the rope

159.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, defended this time

159.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short and wide and Flintoff tries to cut that but slaps it straight into the ground

159.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, more swing for Lee, a touch of reverse coming in at the batsman, who just keeps it out by smashing it into his legs. He looks backward to see if the ball rolls on to his wicket, but it doesn't and he breathes again

159.5

Lee to Flintoff, no run, defended forward

159.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, driven to mid-on

England 503/6   B Lee 32-1-132-1

161.1

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short and off target

161.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short, even more off target, Gilchrist makes a tired tumble to his right and makes a real horlicks of taking it

161.3

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, leg-side line again but a decent length, turned behind square for a trotted single

161.4

Lee to Giles, no run, Lee is bowling a superb line to a left hander. As it is, it spears down the leg side and Gilchrist is spending more time scrambling on his knees than a carpet layer&

161.5

Lee to Giles, no run, better line, Giles has to play this time

161.6

Lee to Giles, no run, slight inswing towards Giles's feet but he digs it out easily enough

England 506/6   B Lee 33-1-133-1

163.1

Lee to Giles, no run, short, straight, and Giles fends it off with no control. That was all about self preservation and a few gilmmers of excitement from the fielders

163.2

Lee to Giles, FOUR, too much width, Giles hops around in his crease and smacks it off the back foot through the covers for a nice looking four

163.3

Lee to Giles, no run, Lee bangs one in, Giles fends it to gully

163.4

Lee to Giles, 1 no ball, Lee strains for the extra yard of pace and oversteps, and it flies past Giles at stomach height

163.4

Lee to Giles, no run, a similar shot to the one that brought him a four but this time the man slightly deeper in the covers fields

163.5

Lee to Giles, 1 no ball, again Lee oversteps. He's still about 5mph (8kph) slower than he was this morning, so at this stage there's not much point and he now has to bowl eight balls this over

163.5

Lee to Giles, no run, Giles punches it but again straight to the deep cover

163.6

Lee to Giles, no run, not timed, and so ends a long and pretty weary-looking over

England 516/6   B Lee 34-1-139-1
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Newspapers report on England's Adelaide woes, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day, December 5, 2006

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A series of frames capture Andrew Flintoff's despair , England v Australia, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day, December 5, 2006

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