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

72.1

Pietersen to Ponting, FOUR

72.2

Pietersen to Ponting, no run, padded back down the pitch

72.3

Pietersen to Ponting, no run, played back to the bowler

72.4

Pietersen to Ponting, no run, tossed up, comes forward and presents a dead bat

72.5

Pietersen to Ponting, 3 runs, flatter and quicker on middle and off, Ponting goes back and turns that around the corner, they run hard and Hussey is caught struggling on the third, a wayward throw comes back from Harmison high over the stumps, Jones has some work to do, collects it over his head and brings it down, whips offthe bails, Hussey dives and his bat is just inside, that was close call, third umpire took a long time deciding. Ponting played it round the corner to fine leg, Hussey dived for the crease, and agonising delay for the replay, decision not out, despite the bails moving while the bat was out of the crease. The problem was the gap between frames, but it's fair to say it was a controversial call

72.6

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, on the spot and Hussey forward, gets right over it

Australia 228/3   KP Pietersen 1-0-7-0

74.1

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, Hussey watches and plays

74.2

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, left alone

74.3

Pietersen to Hussey, 1 run, pushed to cover and Hussey takes on Anderson at point and his throw misses anyway

74.4

Pietersen to Ponting, 1 run, turned to leg, a second's hesitation and then they scurry through as the fielders are even more slow to react

74.5

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, played on the leg but to a man

74.6

Pietersen to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey waits and picks his spot on the leg side

Australia 235/3   KP Pietersen 2-0-10-0

76.1

Pietersen to Hussey, 1 run, caressed to mid-on for an ambled single

76.2

Pietersen to Ponting, no run, flighted, Ponting takes a stride and drives to mid-off

76.3

Pietersen to Ponting, no run, short, cut, and Strauss saves the day at cover

76.4

Pietersen to Ponting, no run, angled safely into the ground

76.5

Pietersen to Ponting, no run, Ponting stands tall and drops the ball at his feet

76.6

Pietersen to Ponting, 2 runs, controlled semi edge past slip

Australia 241/3   KP Pietersen 3-0-13-0

78.1

Pietersen to Ponting, 1 run, played into the off and Strauss slow to react, allowing a quick single. Very end-of-day fielding

78.2

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, driven to mid-on

78.3

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, real loop there, played back to the bowler

78.4

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, more loop, Hussey watches and defends off the back foot

78.5

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, played square on the off

78.6

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, Hussey takes a stride forward and lets it hit his pad. Giles roars an appeal - he needs something to quell the growing feeling that he's not the man to spin England into a winning position - but Steve Bucknor is in no mood to do him favours ... he looks dismissively away and calls for drinks

Australia 242/3   KP Pietersen 4-0-14-0

80.1

Pietersen to Ponting, no run, nicely flighted and decent turn for Pietersen, Ponting chips it into the covers

80.2

Pietersen to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting comes down the track, meeting the ball on the full, shakes hands with it and hammers it into the covers again who does well to save three

80.3

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, very good line outside off, turning away from the left hander who comes forward

80.4

Pietersen to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes forward, then rocks back, poking at it warily

80.5

Pietersen to Hussey, 1 run, half a skip down the pitch, pushing it to leg

80.6

Pietersen to Ponting, FOUR, ah, terrific ball outside off, Ponting rocks back and hammers it through the covers for four

Australia 249/3   KP Pietersen 5-0-20-0

117.1

Pietersen to Clarke, no run, touch of turn there, Clarke smothers the spin

117.2

Pietersen to Clarke, 1 run, full toss which he smacks down to long-off

117.3

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

117.4

Pietersen to Warne, no run, too full, too wide but Warne can't find the gap

117.5

Pietersen to Warne, no run

117.6

Pietersen to Warne, no run, good touch of turn there spinning back into Warne who avoids the temptation to hit him into the city centre

Australia 393/6   KP Pietersen 6-0-21-0

119.1

Pietersen to Warne, no run, tries to smash Pietersen over midwicket but completely misses it

119.2

Pietersen to Warne, no run, a touch shorter and Warne goes back, defending it

119.3

Pietersen to Warne, FOUR, brilliant from Warne, sweeping Pietersen with immense power in front of square

119.4

Pietersen to Warne, 3 byes, what a cracker from Pietersen! A touch of away-drift from Pietersen before turning back into Warne who came forward, tentatively, the ball missing his outside edge by millimetres. What a contest this is

119.5

Pietersen to Clarke, no run, and he comes forward to defend

119.6

Pietersen to Clarke, 1 run, too short and he goes back, cutting it hard

Australia 407/6   KP Pietersen 7-0-26-0

121.1

Pietersen to Clarke, no run, pushed to mid-off

121.2

Pietersen to Clarke, no run, down the pitch but Pietersen sees him coming and fires it in short. Excellent stuff from Pietersen

121.3

Pietersen to Clarke, 2 runs, not so excellent this time, down the leg side and it's flicked off his pads

121.4

Pietersen to Clarke, 1 run, too short, too wide, cut hard into the deep but there's a sweeper out there

121.5

Pietersen to Warne, no run, nicely flighted on off stump, forward comes the batsman. Eerily quiet in the crowd

121.6

Pietersen to Warne, 1 run, sensible cricket from Warne, knocking this shorter delivery through midwicket

Australia 414/6   KP Pietersen 8-0-30-0

123.1

Pietersen to Warne, no run, and he comes forward here, head right over the ball. A wry smile there from Pietersen

123.2

Pietersen to Warne, 1 run, no, too short and wide, cut hard into the deep

123.3

Pietersen to Clarke, no run, flighted outside off, turning back into Clarke who jumps back and defends watchfully

123.4

Pietersen to Clarke, no run, the arm ball? Short, outside off and left alone

123.5

Pietersen to Clarke, 1 run, clunked down to long-on

123.6

Pietersen to Warne, no run, and he defends this solidly before immediately turning towards the pavilion for lunch

Australia 417/6   KP Pietersen 9-0-32-0
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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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