Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 2nd Test

England v Australia

England won by 2 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

37.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flat and on the stumps, padded away

37.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, fullish and on the stumps, defensive shot played, off the pad to the leg side

37.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, fuller and just outside the off, Flintoff watches carefully and leaves it alone

37.4

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, tossed up a great deal and outside the off, Flintoff drives inside out and very unconvincingly, Kasprowicz at mid-off throws himself up in the air but the ball goes over him

37.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, quicker, flatter and on the pad, kicked away

37.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and on the pad, floating in, bat and pad close together, loud shout from the bowler and support fielders, turned down

England 191/4   A Flintoff 4* (6b 1x4)

39.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and on middle and leg, half shout as the ball is padded away

39.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flat and on the stumps, defended to the on side

39.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, quicker one on the stumps, defended to the leg side with hard hands, dangerous that

39.4

Warne to Flintoff, 2 runs, tossed up and outside the leg stump, the ball spins in and its the bat and runs down to fine-leg

39.5

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, slightly short this time and Flintoff has time to go back and punch the ball wide of midwicket for a single

England 196/4   A Flintoff 7* (11b 1x4)

41.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, lovely delivery, pitched in line and turning away from the right-hander, Flintoff watchfully leaves it for the keeper

41.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, drifting down the leg side

41.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, defended on the front-foot, ball rolls down to the mid-on region

41.4

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, fulltoss on the pads and Flintoff punches it away in the air through midwicket, safe shot that

41.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run

41.6

Warne to Flintoff, SIX, Flintoff's contribution to the hole in the ozone layer, tossed up and Freddy lofts it over the long-on fence, massive hit

England 211/4   A Flintoff 17* (17b 2x4 1x6)

43.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, well flighted and on the stumps, defended carefully

43.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, outside the leg stump and spinning in to flintoff, off the pad to the leg side

43.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, fuller again and on the stumps, Warne drawing Flintoff forward well, defended

43.4

Warne to Flintoff, SIX, full and on the pads, Flintoff plants his foot forward and flicks magnificently over midwicket. Such power!

43.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, outside the off this time and spinning away, defended carefully

43.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, straighter one on the stumps, punched off the back foot towards mid-off

England 227/4   A Flintoff 23* (23b 2x4 2x6)

44.5

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, driven off the back foot to the bowler

44.6

Gillespie to Flintoff, FOUR, short ball and Flintoff climbs into it, pulling with good power through midwicket

England 236/4   A Flintoff 27* (25b 3x4 2x6)

45.3

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, down the leg side and full, flicked down towards fine-leg

45.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and down the leg side, sweep played and missed

45.6

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, tossed up and on the pads, clipped to midwicket

England 240/4   A Flintoff 29* (28b 3x4 2x6)

46.1

Lee to Flintoff, no run, back of a length and on the off, driven to cover

46.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven hard to cover

46.3

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, quick and just outside the off, driven at, the ball goes off the inside edge and runs down to fine-leg

England 241/4   A Flintoff 30* (31b 3x4 2x6)

47.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, driven to mid-on

47.6

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, once again tossed up, Flintoff heaves unconvincingly through the leg side

England 244/4   A Flintoff 31* (33b 3x4 2x6)

48.1

Lee to Flintoff, 2 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, eased through cover-point

48.2

Lee to Flintoff, 2 runs, short ball banged in, great effort ball from Lee, Flintoff pulls and gets the top edge, the ball flies down towards fine-leg but Kasprowicz can't get there in time

48.3

Lee to Flintoff, SIX, another bouncer banged in! Flintoff plays a half pull half hook almost with his eyes closed andthe ball sails over the fence at square-leg!

48.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, punched to point

48.5

Lee to Flintoff, no run, back of a length and outside the off, driven to cover

48.6

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, punched to point and a quick single stolen even as Clarke throws down the stumps with a powerful and accurate fling

England 255/4   A Flintoff 42* (39b 3x4 3x6)

49.1

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, flighted and on the pads, heaved down to fine-leg

49.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and on the off, a bit of turn, Flintoff pokes at it, tries to defend and is beaten

49.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, punched powerfully to mid-on

49.5

Warne to Flintoff, SIX, tossed up a touch more and outside the off and Flintoff just lofts it over long-off, effortless almost! Big hitting from Freddie here!

49.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flat and quick, pulled to midwicket

England 263/4   A Flintoff 49* (44b 3x4 4x6)

50.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, driven to mid off

50.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, driven carefully to cover

50.5

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, short ball, pulled well, Langer throws himself on the ropes and saves brilliantly

England 265/4   A Flintoff 50* (47b 3x4 4x6)

51.1

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, crashed through cover to give Andrew Flintoff his half-century! the crowd love it and roar in appreciation

51.2

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, angled down past slip to third man

England 270/4   A Flintoff 54* (49b 4x4 4x6)

52.1

Lee to Flintoff, SIX, short ball banged in, Flintoff is happy to hook, and why not, if you can hit it back into the stands like that! What a shot!

52.2

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, full and on the off, driven at with hard hands, the ball races off the edge to the vacant third-man region

52.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, fullish and on the off, defended carefully

52.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, just short of a length and on the off, driven to cover

52.5

Lee to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, driven hard but Clarke at cover is good enough to stop the ball

52.6

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, full and outside the off, flashed hard at, the ball beats a diving gully fielder and the 100 partnership comes off just 96 balls!

England 288/4   A Flintoff 68* (55b 6x4 5x6)

53.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and down the leg side, swept to fine-leg

53.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and down the leg side, kicked away

53.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, big legbreak bowled into the rough, kicked away

53.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flatter, faster and on the pads, once again kicked away

53.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and on the pads, defended away to end a great session for England

England 289/4   A Flintoff 68* (60b 6x4 5x6)

54.2

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, defended back down the pitch

54.3

Gillespie to Flintoff, OUT, just short of a length and outside the off, Flintoff flashes and gets the edge! Gilchrist moves across well and takes a smart catch

A Flintoff c †Gilchrist b Gillespie 68 (74m 62b 6x4 5x6) SR: 109.67

England 290/5   A Flintoff 68 (62b 6x4 5x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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