Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2nd Test: England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 4-7, 2005
The Ashes - 2nd Test
England won by 2 runs
4,5,6,7 August 2005 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz 90 143 102 15 2 88.23
32.3 Gone! Back of a length and outside the off, just seaming away a touch, Trescothick feathers the edge to Gilchrist! 164/2
View dismissal AJ Strauss b Warne 48 113 76 10 0 63.15
25.3 tossed up, outside the off, very far outside the off and Strauss gets ready to play a big cut, the ball breaks back a long way and hits timber! 112/1
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c Lee b Gillespie 24 54 41 3 0 58.53
36.6 short ball banged in, Vaughan takes the bait and goes for the pull, the top edge goes very very high in the air, you can barely see that. Lee watches it perfectly and takes an outstanding catch at fine-leg! 187/4
View dismissal IR Bell c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz 6 2 3 1 0 200.00
32.6 Gone! Bell tentatively pokes at this one from Kasprowicz that comes in just a touch and then straightens! End of Ian Bell even before Warne could get a crack at him! Australia are well and truly back in this one 170/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Katich b Lee 71 152 76 10 1 93.42
66.3 just short of a good length and outside the off Pietersen goes for the pull and this time cannot clear the field and only finds Katich! 348/8
View dismissal A Flintoff c †Gilchrist b Gillespie 68 74 62 6 5 109.67
54.3 just short of a length and outside the off, Flintoff flashes and gets the edge! Gilchrist moves across well and takes a smart catch 290/5
View dismissal GO Jones c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz 1 14 15 0 0 6.66
57.4 just a bit of extra bounce and outside the off, Jones goes fishing and edges to the keeper 293/6
View dismissal AF Giles lbw b Warne 23 34 30 4 0 76.66
65.1 full and on the off, Giles struck on the full and this time the loud shout for lbw is upheld and that's the end of Giles! 342/7
View dismissal MJ Hoggard lbw b Warne 16 62 49 2 0 32.65
79.2 Straight one on the stumps, Hoggard sweeps and misses, Warne hits! That is plumb in front! 407/10
View dismissal SJ Harmison b Warne 17 16 11 2 1 154.54
69.4 Warne gets his revenge! fuller on the stumps and Harmison is caught in two minds, whether to sweep or cut, in the end plays a nothing shot and gets beaten, England nine down! 375/9
SP Jones not out 19 39 24 1 1 79.16
Extras (lb 9, w 1, nb 14) 24
  Total (all out; 79.2 overs; 356 mins) 407 (5.13 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket B Lee 17 1 111 1 6.52 (3nb, 1w)
66.3 to Pietersen, just short of a good length and outside the off Pietersen goes for the pull and this time cannot clear the field and only finds Katich! 348/8
View wickets JN Gillespie 22 3 91 2 4.13 (3nb)
36.6 to Vaughan, short ball banged in, Vaughan takes the bait and goes for the pull, the top edge goes very very high in the air, you can barely see that. Lee watches it perfectly and takes an outstanding catch at fine-leg! 187/4
54.3 to Flintoff, just short of a length and outside the off, Flintoff flashes and gets the edge! Gilchrist moves across well and takes a smart catch 290/5
View wickets MS Kasprowicz 15 3 80 3 5.33 (8nb)
32.3 to Trescothick, Gone! Back of a length and outside the off, just seaming away a touch, Trescothick feathers the edge to Gilchrist! 164/2
32.6 to Bell, Gone! Bell tentatively pokes at this one from Kasprowicz that comes in just a touch and then straightens! End of Ian Bell even before Warne could get a crack at him! Australia are well and truly back in this one 170/3
57.4 to GO Jones, just a bit of extra bounce and outside the off, Jones goes fishing and edges to the keeper 293/6
View wickets SK Warne 25.2 4 116 4 4.57
25.3 to Strauss, tossed up, outside the off, very far outside the off and Strauss gets ready to play a big cut, the ball breaks back a long way and hits timber! 112/1
65.1 to Giles, full and on the off, Giles struck on the full and this time the loud shout for lbw is upheld and that's the end of Giles! 342/7
69.4 to Harmison, Warne gets his revenge! fuller on the stumps and Harmison is caught in two minds, whether to sweep or cut, in the end plays a nothing shot and gets beaten, England nine down! 375/9
79.2 to Hoggard, Straight one on the stumps, Hoggard sweeps and misses, Warne hits! That is plumb in front! 407/10
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer lbw b SP Jones 82 276 154 7 0 53.24
61.3 got'm! full and straight on the middle and leg stump line, Langer is beaten for pace and the ball crashes into the pad, plumb! - end of a fine innings! 262/6
View dismissal ML Hayden c Strauss b Hoggard 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
1.1 fullish and on the off, Hayden clips it straight to Strauss at short cover! What scenes here at Edgbaston! Australia in early trouble 0/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Vaughan b Giles 61 87 76 12 0 80.26
19.5 tossed up, on the pad, Ponting goes for the sweep and top edges straight to Michael Vaughan at short fine-leg. That is a tame, tame dismissal for a lion of a batsman who looked well set 88/2
View dismissal DR Martyn run out (Vaughan) 20 23 18 4 0 111.11
24.5 from Flintoff, RUN OUT! Tip and run goes awry again as Martyn plays this one towards Michael Vaughan and tries to scamper a single. Vaughan nails the stumps and Martyn's a goner 118/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke c †GO Jones b Giles 40 85 68 7 0 58.82
44.2 quick and flat outside the off, Clarke feels at that one and can only tickle it through to the keeper. Good catch that from Jones 194/4
View dismissal SM Katich c †GO Jones b Flintoff 4 22 18 1 0 22.22
49.4 fullish and outside the off, Katich prods at a ball that slants away from him and edges to the keeper. Another key breakthrough 208/5
AC Gilchrist not out 49 120 69 4 0 71.01
View dismissal SK Warne b Giles 8 14 14 2 0 57.14
64.5 Warne comes down the track and has a mighty swing at a ball turning in from outside the leg stump, misses the target by miles and gets bowled! Giles on a roll here! 273/7
View dismissal B Lee c Flintoff b SP Jones 6 14 10 1 0 60.00
67.1 edged and gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, Lee pokes at it away from his body, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Flintoff at second slip, Australia eight down! England well and truly on top here 282/8
View dismissal JN Gillespie lbw b Flintoff 7 36 37 1 0 18.91
75.5 in swinging yoker does the trick! was took quick for Gillespie and the ball crashes into the pad, looked like it was sliding down the leg side but umpire Koertzen was happy 308/9
View dismissal MS Kasprowicz lbw b Flintoff 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
75.6 Flintoff! another deadly in swinging yorker, Kasprowicz was clueless and that's plumb! 308/10
Extras (b 13, lb 7, w 1, nb 10) 31
  Total (all out; 76 overs; 346 mins) 308 (4.05 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  SJ Harmison 11 1 48 0 4.36 (2nb)
View wicket MJ Hoggard 8 0 41 1 5.12 (4nb)
1.1 to Hayden, fullish and on the off, Hayden clips it straight to Strauss at short cover! What scenes here at Edgbaston! Australia in early trouble 0/1
View wickets SP Jones 16 2 69 2 4.31 (1nb, 1w)
61.3 to Langer, got'm! full and straight on the middle and leg stump line, Langer is beaten for pace and the ball crashes into the pad, plumb! - end of a fine innings! 262/6
67.1 to Lee, edged and gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, Lee pokes at it away from his body, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Flintoff at second slip, Australia eight down! England well and truly on top here 282/8
View wickets A Flintoff 15 1 52 3 3.46 (3nb)
49.4 to Katich, fullish and outside the off, Katich prods at a ball that slants away from him and edges to the keeper. Another key breakthrough 208/5
75.5 to Gillespie, in swinging yoker does the trick! was took quick for Gillespie and the ball crashes into the pad, looked like it was sliding down the leg side but umpire Koertzen was happy 308/9
75.6 to Kasprowicz, Flintoff! another deadly in swinging yorker, Kasprowicz was clueless and that's plumb! 308/10
View wickets AF Giles 26 2 78 3 3.00
19.5 to Ponting, tossed up, on the pad, Ponting goes for the sweep and top edges straight to Michael Vaughan at short fine-leg. That is a tame, tame dismissal for a lion of a batsman who looked well set 88/2
44.2 to Clarke, quick and flat outside the off, Clarke feels at that one and can only tickle it through to the keeper. Good catch that from Jones 194/4
64.5 to Warne, Warne comes down the track and has a mighty swing at a ball turning in from outside the leg stump, misses the target by miles and gets bowled! Giles on a roll here! 273/7
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick c †Gilchrist b Lee 21 51 38 4 0 55.26
11.2 just short of a good length and outside the off, what were we just saying about Trescothick's footwork? The big man's feet are stuck in cement as he has a waft outside off and edges to Gilchrist, who takes the catch! 27/2
View dismissal AJ Strauss b Warne 6 28 12 1 0 50.00
6.2 amazing delivery! pitched way outside the off stump and turning in sharply, Strauss looking to pad it away fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the stumps, Warne strikes in his first over! England one down 25/1
View dismissal MJ Hoggard c Hayden b Lee 1 35 27 0 0 3.70
13.5 short and a bit of width, Hoggard steers the ball straight to gully where Hayden wraps his large hands comfortably around the ball and another English wicket falls! 31/4
View dismissal MP Vaughan* b Lee 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
11.5 it's quick, it's straight, it's Vaughan at the crease, and it's bowled! The ball moved in just a touch, clipped the pad and the off stump is rudely knocked out of the ground! 29/3
View dismissal IR Bell c †Gilchrist b Warne 21 69 43 2 0 48.83
26.5 Warne gets his man! Tossed up and pitching just outside the leg stump, Bell chooses to play instead of kicking the ball away and the sharp spin kisses the edge and lands in Gilchrist's ultra-safe gloves! 75/6
View dismissal KP Pietersen c †Gilchrist b Warne 20 50 35 0 2 57.14
24.6 outside the leg, spinning in, Pietersen plays the sweep, the ball hits pad, perhaps the bat or glove, and begins to fall down the leg side, Gilchrist keeps his eyes on the ball and snatches it inches from the ground single-handed! 72/5
View dismissal A Flintoff b Warne 73 133 86 6 4 84.88
52.1 tossed up, into the rough, Flintoff comes down the pitch and heaves and misses, the ball spins back and makes a mess of the stumps 182/10
View dismissal GO Jones c Ponting b Lee 9 33 19 1 0 47.36
33.6 short, quick and too good for Jones who can only fend the ball awkwardly towards the slips cordon, Ricky Ponting is not going to miss those! 101/7
View dismissal AF Giles c Hayden b Warne 8 44 36 0 0 22.22
44.3 tossed up outside the leg, this one turns very sharply and Giles has left his bat hanging in the air. The ball flies off the outside edge to Hayden who takes a sharp catch low down 131/8
View dismissal SJ Harmison c Ponting b Warne 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
44.4 tossed up, drifting in to the pads, Harmison plants the foot down the pitch, the ball almost strikes his foot on the full, then spins across and takes the edge and goes to Ponting at silly mid-off 131/9
SP Jones not out 12 42 23 3 0 52.17
Extras (lb 1, nb 9) 10
  Total (all out; 52.1 overs; 249 mins) 182 (3.48 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets B Lee 18 1 82 4 4.55 (5nb)
11.2 to Trescothick, just short of a good length and outside the off, what were we just saying about Trescothick's footwork? The big man's feet are stuck in cement as he has a waft outside off and edges to Gilchrist, who takes the catch! 27/2
11.5 to Vaughan, it's quick, it's straight, it's Vaughan at the crease, and it's bowled! The ball moved in just a touch, clipped the pad and the off stump is rudely knocked out of the ground! 29/3
13.5 to Hoggard, short and a bit of width, Hoggard steers the ball straight to gully where Hayden wraps his large hands comfortably around the ball and another English wicket falls! 31/4
33.6 to GO Jones, short, quick and too good for Jones who can only fend the ball awkwardly towards the slips cordon, Ricky Ponting is not going to miss those! 101/7
  JN Gillespie 8 0 24 0 3.00 (1nb)
  MS Kasprowicz 3 0 29 0 9.66 (3nb)
View wickets SK Warne 23.1 7 46 6 1.98
6.2 to Strauss, amazing delivery! pitched way outside the off stump and turning in sharply, Strauss looking to pad it away fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the stumps, Warne strikes in his first over! England one down 25/1
24.6 to Pietersen, outside the leg, spinning in, Pietersen plays the sweep, the ball hits pad, perhaps the bat or glove, and begins to fall down the leg side, Gilchrist keeps his eyes on the ball and snatches it inches from the ground single-handed! 72/5
26.5 to Bell, Warne gets his man! Tossed up and pitching just outside the leg stump, Bell chooses to play instead of kicking the ball away and the sharp spin kisses the edge and lands in Gilchrist's ultra-safe gloves! 75/6
44.3 to Giles, tossed up outside the leg, this one turns very sharply and Giles has left his bat hanging in the air. The ball flies off the outside edge to Hayden who takes a sharp catch low down 131/8
44.4 to Harmison, tossed up, drifting in to the pads, Harmison plants the foot down the pitch, the ball almost strikes his foot on the full, then spins across and takes the edge and goes to Ponting at silly mid-off 131/9
52.1 to Flintoff, tossed up, into the rough, Flintoff comes down the pitch and heaves and misses, the ball spins back and makes a mess of the stumps 182/10
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 282 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer b Flintoff 28 54 47 4 0 59.57
12.2 just short of a good length, on the off stump, Langer plays at it slightly away from the body and can only manage an inside edge back on to the stumps! 47/1
View dismissal ML Hayden c Trescothick b SP Jones 31 106 64 4 0 48.43
22.5 full and wide, Hayden is tempted and goes for the big cover drive, the ball flies off the edge and towards Marcus Trescothick who tumbles to his left and takes a great catch 82/3
View dismissal RT Ponting* c †GO Jones b Flintoff 0 4 5 0 0 0.00
12.6 full and outside the off, Ponting goes for the drive but the ball moves away just enough after pitching to kiss the outside edge! 48/2
View dismissal DR Martyn c Bell b Hoggard 28 64 36 5 0 77.77
26.1 full and on the stumps, Martyn flicks uppishly but straight to Ian Bell in the midwicket region. Lazy shot that and a crucial wicket for England 107/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke b Harmison 30 101 57 4 0 52.63
43.4 slower ball on the middle stump, Clarke is completely fooled by this one. What a ball to bowl at the end of a day like this! Clarke is flummoxed and clean bowled! 175/8
View dismissal SM Katich c Trescothick b Giles 16 27 21 3 0 76.19
31.6 outside the off and quicker, it's the straight one, Katich plays for turn and edges, the catch goes to Trescothick at slip who juggles once and then takes a good catch! 134/5
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Flintoff b Giles 1 8 4 0 0 25.00
33.5 tossed up, on the off, Gilchrist comes down the pitch and flicks the easiest of catches to Flintoff at mid-on! 136/6
View dismissal JN Gillespie lbw b Flintoff 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
34.2 full, straight, the killer yorker from Andrew Flintoff, Gillespie does not have a chance and is trapped plumb in front! 137/7
View dismissal SK Warne hit wicket b Flintoff 42 79 59 4 2 71.18
52.1 full and down the leg side, Warne has walked so far back and across that this time he has trod on his stumps! What a way to get out at a crucial time like this! That's the wicket England wanted 220/9
B Lee not out 43 99 75 5 0 57.33
View dismissal MS Kasprowicz c †GO Jones b Harmison 20 60 31 3 0 64.51
64.3 short ball banged in, Kasprowicz tries to get out of the way but just cannot manage, the ball balloons up towards the keeper and Geraint Jones takes the catch 279/10
Extras (b 13, lb 8, w 1, nb 18) 40
  Total (all out; 64.3 overs; 307 mins) 279 (4.32 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets SJ Harmison 17.3 3 62 2 3.54 (1nb, 1w)
43.4 to Clarke, slower ball on the middle stump, Clarke is completely fooled by this one. What a ball to bowl at the end of a day like this! Clarke is flummoxed and clean bowled! 175/8
64.3 to Kasprowicz, short ball banged in, Kasprowicz tries to get out of the way but just cannot manage, the ball balloons up towards the keeper and Geraint Jones takes the catch 279/10
View wicket MJ Hoggard 5 0 26 1 5.20
26.1 to Martyn, full and on the stumps, Martyn flicks uppishly but straight to Ian Bell in the midwicket region. Lazy shot that and a crucial wicket for England 107/4
View wickets AF Giles 15 3 68 2 4.53
31.6 to Katich, outside the off and quicker, it's the straight one, Katich plays for turn and edges, the catch goes to Trescothick at slip who juggles once and then takes a good catch! 134/5
33.5 to Gilchrist, tossed up, on the off, Gilchrist comes down the pitch and flicks the easiest of catches to Flintoff at mid-on! 136/6
View wickets A Flintoff 22 3 79 4 3.59 (13nb)
12.2 to Langer, just short of a good length, on the off stump, Langer plays at it slightly away from the body and can only manage an inside edge back on to the stumps! 47/1
12.6 to Ponting, full and outside the off, Ponting goes for the drive but the ball moves away just enough after pitching to kiss the outside edge! 48/2
34.2 to Gillespie, full, straight, the killer yorker from Andrew Flintoff, Gillespie does not have a chance and is trapped plumb in front! 137/7
52.1 to Warne, full and down the leg side, Warne has walked so far back and across that this time he has trod on his stumps! What a way to get out at a crucial time like this! That's the wicket England wanted 220/9
View wicket SP Jones 5 1 23 1 4.60
22.5 to Hayden, full and wide, Hayden is tempted and goes for the big cover drive, the ball flies off the edge and towards Marcus Trescothick who tumbles to his left and takes a great catch 82/3

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - 5-match series level 1-1
Player of the match - A Flintoff (England)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and RE Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire - JW Lloyds
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
  • Thu, 4 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 407
  • Fri, 5 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 25/1 (ME Trescothick 19*, MJ Hoggard 0*, 7 ov)
  • Sat, 6 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 175/8 (SK Warne 20*, 43.4 ov)
  • Sun, 7 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 279 (64.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 4th Umpire - AA Jones
    • England 1st innings: 1x5 ball over (65th over, 13th over bowled by Lee, called by umpire Koertzen)
    • England 50 in 10.4 overs
    • ME Trescothick 50 in 74 balls, 9X4, 1x6
    • England 100 in 22.4 overs
    • Score at Lunch: England 132/1 in 27 overs (Vaughan 1*, Trescothick 77*)
    • England 150 in 29.1 overs
    • England 200 in 40.4 overs
    • England 250 in 48.3 overs
    • A Flintoff 50 in 44 balls, 3x4, 4x6
    • Score at Tea: England 289/4 in 54 overs (Pietersen 40*, Flintoff 68*)
    • England 300 in 59.5 overs
    • England 350 in 66.6 overs
    • KP Pietersen 50 in 64 balls, 7x4
    • England 400 in 78.4 overs
    • Australia 50 in 8.4 overs
    • Australia 100 in 22.1 overs
    • Score at Lunch: Australia 118/3 in 24.5 overs (JL Langer 27*)
    • Australia 150 in 32.5 overs
    • JL Langer 50 in 93 balls, 4x4
    • Australia 200 in 46.6 overs
    • Score at Tea: Australia 219/5 in 53 overs (Langer 72*, Gilchrist 5*)
    • Score at Lunch: England 95/6 in 33 overs (Flintoff 17*, GO Jones 4*)
    • Score at Tea: England 182
 
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