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

3.4

McGrath to Cook, FOUR, very nicely timed, just working it off his pads and timing it through midwicket. McGrath stands like a teapot as though he's never taken a wicket, ever, in his life. Bowl straighter, then...

England 12/0   AN Cook 9* (15b 1x4)   GD McGrath 1.4-0-7-0

7.1

McGrath to Strauss, FOUR, that's nicely turned off his legs - best shot of the innings, really powerfully hit. McGrath's losing his line here

England 19/0   AJ Strauss 10* (20b 1x4)   GD McGrath 3.1-1-11-0

8.1

Lee to Strauss, FOUR, flashes that behind point straight into the ground and that races away

England 24/0   AJ Strauss 15* (24b 2x4)   B Lee 4.1-1-12-0

9.6

Warne to Strauss, FOUR, brave shot from Strauss there, kneeling down, playing with the spin and whipping it away from outside off to square

England 31/0   AJ Strauss 22* (31b 3x4)   SK Warne 1-0-6-0

13.2

Warne to Bell, FOUR, rank full toss and that's not wasted by Bell who drives it off his legs in front of midwicket

England 42/1   IR Bell 9* (6b 1x4)   SK Warne 2.2-0-14-0

16.3

Clark to Bell, FOUR, strays down leg and Bell walks into that shot, timed it well away just in front of midwicket

England 57/1   IR Bell 17* (18b 2x4)   SR Clark 3.3-1-12-1

45.4

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, worked away through midwicket and huge cheers greet the first boundary of the session - and indeed the first the scoring shot above two

England 88/5   PD Collingwood 5* (45b 1x4)   SK Warne 18.4-8-33-2

48.1

Lee to Jones, FOUR

England 94/5   GO Jones 10* (21b 1x4)   B Lee 11.1-2-22-1

48.1

Lee to Jones, FOUR, wide, driven in the air right to second slip ... unfortunately, Australia have a first and a fourth slip but nothing in between and the ball races to the third-man boundary

England 94/5   GO Jones 10* (21b 1x4)   B Lee 11.1-2-22-1

71.6

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, and that's four! Collingwood clips another full toss through midwicket. Barmies are going spare.

England 129/9   PD Collingwood 22* (119b 2x4)   SK Warne 32-12-49-4
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 2-5, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 26-28, 2006
Australia won by an innings and 99 runs
Australia v England at Perth - Dec 14-18, 2006
Australia won by 206 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Dec 1-5, 2006
Australia won by 6 wickets
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 23-27, 2006
Australia won by 277 runs
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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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