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
34.1

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, (no ball) FOUR, full and down the leg side, Pietersen walks across his stumps and flicks for four!

34.1

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 1 run, another leg-stump half-volley, this time clipped towards midwicket

34.3

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, short of a length and a bit of width ouitside off, Pietersen cuts to point

34.4

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, fuller and on the off, worked to the on side to mid-on

34.5

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

34.6

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, just short of a length and on the off, punched to cover off the back foot

England 183/3   KP Pietersen 5* (6b 1x4)
35.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the leg stump, Pietersen jabs at it and the ball goes off the inside edge just past the man at short-leg

England 185/3   KP Pietersen 6* (7b 1x4)
36.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 no ball, full and outside the off, a hint of away swing, left alone

36.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, thick inside edge off an attempted drive sends the ball to the on side

36.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller and straighter, driven well but hit straight to mid-on

36.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the off, driven just wide of mid-off for a quick single

England 187/3   KP Pietersen 7* (11b 1x4)
38.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left well alone

38.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, once again outside the off, short of a length, left alone

38.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller and a bit quicker too from Gillespie, wide of the stumps, watched carefully and left alone

38.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, 2 runs, clipped away backward of square for a couple of runs

38.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, driven on the up to mid-off

38.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, slower ball - very well bowled - on the stumps and fullish, Pietersen defends with great care

England 193/4   KP Pietersen 9* (17b 1x4)
39.6

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven wide of mid-off for a single

England 197/4   KP Pietersen 10* (18b 1x4)
40.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump and Pietersen plays off the back-foot to the cover region

40.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, angling in from outside the off stump but not enough to make Pietersen at it

40.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery, again angling in from outside the off stump, Pietersen leaves it for the keeper

40.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, take that! short and Pietersen pulls it away handsomely to the square leg boundary, 200 comes up for England

40.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, defended down to mid-on

40.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, good delivery to end the over, Pietersen reads it well and leaves it for the keeper

England 201/4   KP Pietersen 14* (24b 2x4)
42.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, full and outside the off, timed well through cover

42.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller and on the off, driven back to the bowler

42.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, full again and on the off, driven to mid-off

42.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, 2 runs, back of a length and outside the off, driven off the back foot through cover-point

42.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, back of a length and outside the off once more, punched off the back foot to cover

42.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, audacious shot from Pietersen picking the ball from outside the off and flicking it past mid-on for a boundary

England 221/4   KP Pietersen 24* (30b 4x4)
44.1

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

44.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, short and a bit of width and Pietersen frees his arms and pounds that to the point fence in front of square

44.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller and outside the off, shaping away, left alone to the keeper

44.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, punched towards mid-off for a single

England 232/4   KP Pietersen 29* (34b 5x4)
45.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and on the middle and leg, defended to the on side

45.2

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the pads, and a single to the on-side brings up the 50 partnership in 50 balls!

45.4

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, legbreak outside the leg stump, spinning in, dabbed away to the on side

England 239/4   KP Pietersen 31* (37b 5x4)
46.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, another quick one on the stumps, driven back to Lee who fields in his followthrough

46.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full and outside the off, driven to mid-off

46.6

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, just short of a length and alnting in to the batsman, worked off the hips to midwicket

England 242/4   KP Pietersen 32* (40b 5x4)
47.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, flat and on the leg stump, defended

47.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, outside the off and tossed up a bit more, Pietersen looks to cut and misses

47.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, on the stumps this time and pushed in, defended back down the pitch

47.4

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, drifting into the pads, full, a bit of spin, clipped to midwicket

England 243/4   KP Pietersen 33* (44b 5x4)
49.2

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, again on the pads, Pietersen sweeps and sweeps well, Lee cleans up on the fence

England 257/4   KP Pietersen 34* (45b 5x4)
50.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, fullish and on the stumps, defended firmly to mid-on

50.2

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the stumps, eased down to midwicket for a single

50.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, fullish and on the stumps, edged back onto the pads

England 265/4   KP Pietersen 35* (48b 5x4)
51.3

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, well flighted and on the pads, Pietersen gives himself room and drives inside out through cover! What a shot!

51.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, big pull played and missed, hit opn the body

51.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, fullish and on the stumps, driven back to the bowler

51.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and on the off, defended, the ball goes off the edge and falls just in front of slip

England 274/4   KP Pietersen 39* (52b 6x4)
53.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, down the leg side and easily lapped to fine-leg

England 289/4   KP Pietersen 40* (53b 6x4)
54.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, driven on the up towards cover

England 290/4   KP Pietersen 41* (54b 6x4)
55.1

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the off, driven hard to the bowler who half stops it

55.5

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, full and outside the off, driven fluently but straight to mid-off

55.6

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, no run, pushed to mid-on

England 292/5   KP Pietersen 42* (57b 6x4)
57.1

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, 1 run, driven just wide of the man at mid-off for a quick single

England 293/5   KP Pietersen 43* (58b 6x4)
58.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, short of a length and outside the off, pulled to mid-on

58.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the off, driven to cover for a single

England 298/6   KP Pietersen 44* (60b 6x4)
60.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Pietersen uses quick feet and gets across his stumps to whip the ball through square-leg

England 304/6   KP Pietersen 45* (61b 6x4)
61.1

Kasprowicz to Pietersen, (no ball) 1 run, driven to long-on for an easy single

England 312/6   KP Pietersen 46* (62b 6x4)
62.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, just short of a length and on the off, driven to mid-on

62.2

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, slightly short and on the off, Pietersen smashes it wide of mid-on, his favourite spot, to pick up four and his third Test fifty in as many innings!

62.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, driven well but straight to cover

62.4

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, driven on the up in fine style! Such power and placement from Pietersen! No fielder has a chance there

62.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, defended to point

62.6

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, a bit of width and KP climbs into this one crashing it to the point fence

England 328/6   KP Pietersen 58* (68b 9x4)
63.4

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, full toss down leg side and Pietersen smashesit for four just backward of square

63.5

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

63.6

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed just wide of cover for a quick single that allows Pietersen to keep the strike

England 336/6   KP Pietersen 63* (71b 10x4)
64.1

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the stumps, eased to long-on

64.4

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, driven well through midwicket

64.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run

England 342/6   KP Pietersen 65* (74b 10x4)
66.1

Lee to Pietersen, SIX, short ball on the stumps, Pietersen gets on the front foot and pulls magnificently in front of square for a big six!

66.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full and on the pads, clipped to the on side

66.3

Lee to Pietersen, OUT, 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!

KP Pietersen c Katich b Lee 71 (152m 76b 10x4 1x6) SR: 93.42

England 348/8   KP Pietersen 71 (76b 10x4 1x6)
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