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

57.5

Kasprowicz to Giles, no run, back of a length and on the stumps, defended to the off side

57.6

Kasprowicz to Giles, FOUR, short and a bit of width outside the off, guided down to the third-man fence

England 297/6   AF Giles 4* (2b 1x4)

58.3

Gillespie to Giles, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended towards point

58.4

Gillespie to Giles, no run, full and on the off, driven back to the bowler

58.5

Gillespie to Giles, no run, short of a length and outside the off, cut hard but straight to point

58.6

Gillespie to Giles, 1 run, quick single stolen to cover and Giles keeps the strike

England 299/6   AF Giles 5* (6b 1x4)

59.1

Kasprowicz to Giles, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended back down the pitch

59.2

Kasprowicz to Giles, no run, full and just outside the off, driven to cover

59.3

Kasprowicz to Giles, no run, full and on the pads, clipped to the on side

59.4

Kasprowicz to Giles, no run, full again and on the off, Giles pushes to cover

59.5

Kasprowicz to Giles, FOUR, lucky there from Giles, poking one past the slips cordon to the vacant third-man region to being up the England 300!

59.6

Kasprowicz to Giles, no run, back of a length and on the stumps, played back to the off side where the fielder at mid-off comes in and cleans up

England 303/6   AF Giles 9* (12b 2x4)

60.2

Gillespie to Giles, 2 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, driven past point where Clarke dives and half stops the ball

60.3

Gillespie to Giles, no run, full and on the off, driven to the off side

60.4

Gillespie to Giles, no run, short one, on the stumps, ducked well under

60.5

Gillespie to Giles, FOUR, back of a length and outside the off, punched off the back foot and Giles has timed this well. All the way to the cover fence

60.6

Gillespie to Giles, no run, full and on the off, slanted in to the batsman from wide of the crease, defended to the on-side with a straight bat

England 310/6   AF Giles 15* (17b 3x4)

61.1

Kasprowicz to Giles, no run, good length ball outside the off, driven to cover

61.2

Kasprowicz to Giles, no run, full and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

61.3

Kasprowicz to Giles, no run, full again and this time on the stumps, defended

61.4

Kasprowicz to Giles, FOUR, timed beautifully through cover and Giles is pleasing his home crowd

61.5

Kasprowicz to Giles, no run, defended carefully this time

61.6

Kasprowicz to Giles, no run, on the stumps and just short of a good length, defended back down the pitch

England 316/6   AF Giles 19* (23b 4x4)

63.1

Warne to Giles, no run, tossed up and on the pads, kicked away, stifled appeal for the lbw

63.2

Warne to Giles, 2 leg byes, tossed up and just drifting onto the pad, sweep played and missed, loud shout for the lbw, turned down

63.3

Warne to Giles, 1 leg bye, another great shout! piytching leg stump, turning just enough to straighten, loud shout for the lbw, which looks pretty plumb in the replays! Billy Bowden says not out

England 331/6   AF Giles 19* (26b 4x4)

64.2

Lee to Giles, no run, short one on the stumps, Giles ducks under it

64.3

Lee to Giles, 3 runs, short ball this times does not get up too much, Giles pulls and Kasprowicz runs around brilliantly and fields

64.5

Lee to Giles, 1 run

England 342/6   AF Giles 23* (29b 4x4)

65.1

Warne to Giles, OUT, 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!

AF Giles lbw b Warne 23 (34m 30b 4x4 0x6) SR: 76.66

England 342/7   AF Giles 23 (30b 4x4)
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Sep 8-12, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 25-28, 2005
England won by 3 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 11-15, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Birmingham - Aug 4-7, 2005
England won by 2 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 21-24, 2005
Australia won by 239 runs
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