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

10.6

Clark to Cook, OUT, and he's gone this time. It was a good delivery, slanting across him, tempting him to play and play he did, edging straight to Gilchrist who took a good two-handed catch at his ankles. Nothing more than a decent line-and-length delivery and that's his fourth wicket this match

AN Cook c †Gilchrist b Clark 9 (48m 35b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.71

England 31/1   AJ Strauss 22* (31b 3x4)   SR Clark 1-1-0-1

29.6

Warne to Strauss, OUT, gone! Oh dear. Don't think Strauss is too happy with that. He came skipping down the pitch, trying to work it to leg, the ball hit the pad and ballooned to short-leg who appealed...as did every Australian and Bucknor raises his finger. Replays confirm the ball missed the bat by, well...several inches.

AJ Strauss c Hussey b Warne 34 (125m 79b 3x4 0x6) SR: 43.03

England 69/2   IR Bell 25* (66b 2x4)   SK Warne 11-3-26-1

31.6

Warne to Bell, OUT, oh dear, what a complete and utter shambles. Pushed out into the covers, Collingwood called Bell through but Bell didn't want the run. Collingwood sprints nevertheless, Bell reluctantly agrees but is caught well short of his ground, Clarke fields from cover to Warne who throws down the stumps with ease. Disaster

IR Bell run out 26 (85m 73b 2x4 0x6) SR: 35.61

England 70/3   PD Collingwood 0* (5b)   SK Warne 12-4-26-1

33.1

Warne to Pietersen, OUT, GOT HIM! What a ripper from Warne, pitching on leg and Pietersen tries to sweep...and it clips off stump. Massive, ripping, gripping legbreak. Warne roars his delight at Pietersen who marches off and England are now in a hole

KP Pietersen b Warne 2 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

England 73/4   PD Collingwood 0* (7b)   SK Warne 12.1-4-26-2

38.6

Lee to Flintoff, OUT, and Lee strikes! Flintoff, the big wicket, their big hope, he's gone! Lee banged that one down and Flintoff flashes at it and the ball takes the outside edge.
Flintoff stands motionless. My, my, England are in deep deep trouble

A Flintoff c †Gilchrist b Lee 2 (25m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33

England 77/5   PD Collingwood 1* (19b)   B Lee 7-2-14-1

48.4

Lee to Jones, OUT, what a sucker punch and what a soft dismissal! A fullish ball so wide that Jones had to stretch to reach it, and he cracks it straight to Matthew Hayden in the gully who takes a good catch .... he didn't have to move much but it was travelling

GO Jones c Hayden b Lee 10 (41m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

England 94/6   PD Collingwood 5* (54b 1x4)   B Lee 11.4-2-22-2

51.6

Warne to Giles, OUT, Giles's wretched match continues with a blob. He tried kicking it and failed two balls earlier, so this time he plays at one outside leg stump, is turned square and a thick outside edge gives Hayden at slip his second catch in as many overs

AF Giles c Hayden b Warne 0 (14m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 97/7   PD Collingwood 8* (66b 1x4)   SK Warne 22-8-36-3

57.5

Warne to Hoggard, OUT, lovely, lovely bowling. A big, flighted googly, 18 inches wide of off stump and it's too much for Hoggard to resist ... he shapes to drive and the ball snorts back and into his stumps, aided by a big inside edge. The height did for Hoggard there ... his eyes lit up as he saw it arcing towards him. "C'mon!" cries a grinning Warne, pumping his fist and sending Hoggard on his way with a raised index finger which screams 'You're out'

MJ Hoggard b Warne 4 (27m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

England 105/8   PD Collingwood 11* (77b 1x4)   SK Warne 24.5-8-39-4

62.6

McGrath to Harmison, OUT, but he's gone now; at last McGrath swings this in and Harmison is rapped on the pad, all of Australia roar their appeal...and the slow finger of fate is raised by the umpire.

SJ Harmison lbw b McGrath 8 (25m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.09

England 119/9   PD Collingwood 15* (87b 1x4)   GD McGrath 5-1-15-1

72.6

McGrath to Anderson, OUT, GOT HIM! He's GONE! Anderson shuffled across his stumps here and, for the fifth or sixth time, McGrath raps him on his pad, roars an appeal and finally gets his man.

JM Anderson lbw b McGrath 1 (41m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 3.57

England 129/10   PD Collingwood 22* (119b 2x4)   GD McGrath 10-6-15-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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

© Philip Brown

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