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

66.6

Lee to Harmison, no run, full and on the off, angling in, defended back down the pitch

England 350/8   SJ Harmison 0* (1b)

67.5

Warne to Harmison, 2 runs, full and down the leg side, lap swept for a couple

67.6

Warne to Harmison, 1 run, swept from outside the off and that brings up Warne's 100 for the spell! Ironic cheers from the crowd

England 356/8   SJ Harmison 3* (3b)

68.1

Lee to Harmison, no run, short and Harmison pulls it away in front of square, not a well timed shot, leg-gully moves across and fields

68.2

Lee to Harmison, SIX, Harmison adds himself to the list! another short delivery and Harmison goes for the hook, ball clips the top edge and sails over the man at fine leg

68.3

Lee to Harmison, FOUR, four more! short ball, bounces only waist high and Harmison pulls it away through midwicket - crowd loves it! that's 108 runs of Lee so far!

68.4

Lee to Harmison, no run, good comeback delivery, outside the off stump and this time Harmison is beaten trying to cut it away

68.5

Lee to Harmison, no run, short of a good length outside the off stump, played straight to the fielder at point

68.6

Lee to Harmison, no run, drifting down the leg side, Harmison has a dab at it but fails to make contact

England 366/8   SJ Harmison 13* (9b 1x4 1x6)

69.3

Warne to Harmison, FOUR, Harmison! tossed up outside the off stump, Harmison comes down the track gets inside the line and lofts it away to the long-off boundary

69.4

Warne to Harmison, OUT, 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!

SJ Harmison b Warne 17 (16m 11b 2x4 1x6) SR: 154.54

England 375/9   SJ Harmison 17 (11b 2x4 1x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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Aug 8, 2005

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