England tour of Australia, 2006/07 / Commentary

The Ashes - 2nd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 6 wickets

Overs 0-50

0.1

Hoggard to Langer, no run, over the wicket and that's driven to cover where it's a good stop from Giles, pouncing forward

0.2

Hoggard to Langer, FOUR, smashed a good-length delivery outside off in front of midwicket for four

0.3

Hoggard to Langer, 1 run, hit out off the back foot to backward point - Australia starting as they mean to go on

0.4

Hoggard to Hayden, 3 runs, not convincingly struck, taken from outside off and biffed through mid-on, but Australia will take those runs and the fans cheer each and every one

0.5

Hoggard to Langer, 1 run, dropped short, a touch outside off and that's flashed hard to the man at deep point for just a single

0.6

Hoggard to Hayden, 1 run, a touch slower, Hayden waits, comes forward and drives that out to mid-on to end a fabulous opening over from Australia's perspective

Australia 10/0   MJ Hoggard 1-0-10-0

2.1

Hoggard to Hayden, 1 run, staying over, that's angled across the left-hander on off stump and that's driven out to wide mid-off for a quick single

2.2

Hoggard to Langer, OUT, short, wide, but gone! Bell at gully has snaffled that one as Langer throws his hands at a low cut and he's on his way. Now then, there's a glimmer for England - a dull one, still - but nevertheless that could change the complexion of this innings a touch. Not Hoggard's finest moment with the ball, that, but he won't care right now and neither will England

JL Langer c Bell b Hoggard 7 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

2.2

Hoggard to Langer, OUT, short, wide, but gone! Bell at gully has snaffled that one as Langer throws his hands at a low cut and he's on his way. Now then, there's a glimmer for England - a dull one, still - but nevertheless that could change the complexion of this innings a touch. Not Hoggard's finest moment with the ball, that, but he won't care right now and neither will England

JL Langer c Bell b Hoggard 7 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

2.3

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, shortish ball pitching outside off and Ponting is quick to defend that one, and he does it strongly, too

2.4

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, "Ooh, yes Hog!" goes the cry as that one pitches on a good length forcing yet more defence

2.5

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, pitches straight and is turned into midwicket. "In on it, Kev" suggests the very wise Jones, prompting Pietersen to chase after it and return

2.6

Hoggard to Hayden, 1 run, hit out to the man just inside the cover-point boundary who relays it back in without fuss

Australia 16/1   MJ Hoggard 2-0-13-1

4.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, tighter and that's squeezed to mid-off where Anderson picks it up

4.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, tries to drive that one quickly to the cover but it's collected easily

4.3

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, slower ball, driven to mid-off where a tumbling Harmison commando-rolls to his right and does an excellent job of cutting off the boundary

4.4

Hoggard to Hayden, 1 run, drags that down a touch and Hayden wastes no time dinking that one to square

4.5

Hoggard to Ponting, FOUR, that one strays down leg, rubbish really, and that's well worked off the legs by Ponting. Meat and drink to him, not to mention bread and butter

4.6

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, drags that a touch short again, it wobbles in the air and swings away from the right-hander who fends it into the gully region

Australia 28/1   MJ Hoggard 3-0-19-1

12.1

Hoggard to Hussey, 3 runs, nice shot, a late cut down to the wide third man boundary where there's a good chase from Strauss and Bell who do a lovely relay moment

12.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, strangled shout as that one bends in at the right-hander

12.3

Hoggard to Ponting, 2 runs, drags that one down, allowing the batsman plenty of time to get over it and work it in front of midwicket

12.4

Hoggard to Ponting, FOUR, a touch short, and that's a lovely shot, angled through the seagulls behind point, with a lovely, lovely late cut. Liked that one

12.5

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, a touch wide on the off-side and there's plenty of time and room to cut that away, but that goes straight to the fielder

12.6

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, short, on off stick, and that's hit hard away square and that's drinks ... not it's not! Change of heart from the umpires ...

Australia 68/2   MJ Hoggard 4-0-29-1
Overs 0-50
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Dec 5, 2006

Newspapers report on England's Adelaide woes, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day, December 5, 2006

Newspapers report on England's Adelaide woes

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Dec 5, 2006

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

A series of frames capture Andrew Flintoff's despair

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