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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
25.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, well flighted and on the middle and leg stump, defended very carefully

25.5

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, fuller and just outside the leg stump, clipped to the leg side

England 113/1   MP Vaughan 1* (2b)
27.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, swinging away from the right-hander, Vaughan leaves it for the keeper

27.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

27.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, slightly fuller this time and still outside the off, left alone easily to Gilchrist

27.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, a touch of away movement as well, that should please Gillespie

27.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, slightly fuller, but the same result, a hint of away movement and Vaughan is happy to leave the ball alone

27.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, 3 runs, very straight this time and full, Vaughan leans across and flicks through midwicket for some much-welcome runs early on in his innings

England 135/1   MP Vaughan 4* (8b)
28.1

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

28.2

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, defended back down the pitch

28.3

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 2 runs, just short of a length and outside the off but Vaughan manages to get to it nicely and stroke it through extgra-cover

28.4

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, FOUR, back of a length and on the off, pushed just wide of Clarke at cover, enthusiasm gets the best of the young man and he has a powerful shy at the stumps that runs away for four overthrows

28.5

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, FOUR, a more conventional boundary this time as Vaughan strokes a delectable cover drive! He is so good when playing like this

28.6

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 no ball, fullish and on the stumps, defended

28.6

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, punched off the back foot to mid-off

England 146/1   MP Vaughan 14* (15b 2x4)
29.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, short and just a hint of width, Vaughan goes back and launches the ball through point for a boundary! Vaughan in ominously good nick here

29.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and straight, driven well but straight to mid-on

29.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, short and a bit of width, cut towards cover

England 155/1   MP Vaughan 18* (18b 3x4)
31.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, Vaughan is careful in defense

31.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, Vaughan judges line and length early and leaves the ball alone

31.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and on the off, a hint of away movement, defended towards cover

31.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, back of a length and on the off, played down to mid-on with good use of the wrists

31.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, a touch fuller and outside the off, defended very carefully once more

31.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, closer to the off and full, Vaughan punches to cover to end a maiden over

England 162/1   MP Vaughan 18* (24b 3x4)
33.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, defended to the off side with some care

33.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

33.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, defended to the off side

33.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 no ball, just short of a length and slanting in to the right-handed batsman, defended to off

33.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fullish and just outside the off, left alone to the keeper

33.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, Vaughan dutifully defends

33.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fullish but a bit too wide to tempt Vaughan to play at it, left alone

England 171/3   MP Vaughan 18* (31b 3x4)
34.2

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, (no ball) FOUR, Another no-ball, this time outside the off and Vaughan drives beautifully through cover

34.2

Kasprowicz to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a length and on the stumps, tucked away to the leg side

England 183/3   MP Vaughan 23* (33b 4x4)
35.1

Warne to Vaughan, no run, full and on the pads, kicked away

35.2

Warne to Vaughan, 1 run, flat and down the leg side, swept well down to fine-leg

35.4

Warne to Vaughan, no run, tossed up and on the pad, awkward defense, the ball goes off the pad to the leg side

35.5

Warne to Vaughan, no run, fuller and on the off this time, not much turn, defended

35.6

Warne to Vaughan, no run, once again it's flat and on the pads, once again it's defended

England 185/3   MP Vaughan 24* (38b 4x4)
36.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fuller and slightly wide outside the off, left alone to the keeper

36.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, driven watchfully to mid-on

36.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, OUT, 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!

MP Vaughan c Lee b Gillespie 24 (54m 41b 3x4 0x6) SR: 58.53

England 187/4   MP Vaughan 24 (40b 4x4)
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