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

13.1

Warne to Strauss, no run, tossed up and outside the off, spinning in a bit, Strauss pads it away

13.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, fuller, flatter and outside the off, this one skids through a bit straighter and Strauss is able to leave it safely alone

13.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, plenty of air from Warne, outside the off, he's just guaging the spin in this pitch, padded away

13.4

Warne to Strauss, FOUR, tossed up again and slightly shorter, Strauss jumps down the pitch and lofts Warne back over his head! Good shot that!

13.5

Warne to Strauss, no run, well flighted and outside the off, Warne on target here, left alone

13.6

Warne to Strauss, no run, flatter one on the stumps, Strauss thinks about coming down the pitch but wisely decides against it

England 60/0   SK Warne 1-0-4-0

15.1

Warne to Strauss, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to cover

15.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended back down the pitch, good drift and spin from Warne

15.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, again on the stumps, clipped to the on side where the fielder under the helmet at short leg stops the ball

15.4

Warne to Strauss, FOUR, slightly short, outside the off, and Strauss has no trouble rocking onto the back foot and easing the ball through cover

15.5

Warne to Strauss, FOUR, and Strauss goes after Warne! Front foot down and a massive slog-sweep over midwicket for a boundary

15.6

Warne to Strauss, no run, back of a length and on the pads, worked to the on side

England 68/0   SK Warne 2-0-12-0

17.1

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, tossed up and outside the off, Strauss leans to his left and laps the ball round the corner

17.2

Warne to Trescothick, no run, fullish and outside the off, Trescothick defends with bat and pad held together

17.3

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, and there's the sweep again, this seems to be the plan against Warne, a single to fine-leg

17.4

Warne to Strauss, no run, it's the quicker, flatter one on the stumps, worked to the leg side

17.5

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, full and outside the off, once again the sweep, it is now obvious that this is the strategy these two batsmen have for Warne, single to fine-leg

17.6

Warne to Trescothick, SIX, tossed up just a bit more and outside the off, Trescothick goes for the big hit and makes clean contact! Huge six back over Warne's head!

England 77/0   SK Warne 3-0-21-0

19.1

Warne to Strauss, no run, tossed up and on the off, defended carefully back down the pitch

19.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, slightly fuller and on the off, Strauss goes forward and pads

19.3

Warne to Strauss, no run, dragged down the leg side, left alone to the keeper

19.4

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and far outside the off, Strauss has no trouble kicking it away

19.5

Warne to Strauss, no run, and another one is kicked away. This can be dangerous. Is it football season in England yet?

19.6

Warne to Strauss, no run, the straight one on the off, defended awkwardly towards slip

England 86/0   SK Warne 4-1-21-0

21.1

Warne to Strauss, no run, tossed up and on the off, spinning in, defended towards mid-on

21.2

Warne to Strauss, FOUR, short, but only just, and Strauss sees it early and puts it away wide of mid-on. Top shot that!

21.3

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, fuller and on the off, froom round the wicket, Strauss jams the ball towards cover for a single

21.4

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, clipped off the toes to midwicket where Lee tumbles and fields

21.5

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, tossed up a bit more and outside the off, eased through cover for a single

21.6

Warne to Trescothick, 2 runs, eased through cover for a brace that gives Marcus Trescothick his 50! It's come off 74 balls and included 9 fours and one tremendous six off Warne!

England 95/0   SK Warne 5-1-30-0

23.1

Warne to Trescothick, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off, heaved through the onside for four more. That was uppish but safe

23.2

Warne to Trescothick, no run, full and on the stumps, kicked away to the off side

23.3

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, on the off, slightly short, the googly, we did not see a single one in the first Test, worked to the on side

23.4

Warne to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, big legbreak this time, padded away dangerously as Warne appeals to Billy Bowden

23.5

Warne to Strauss, 1 run, on the off, turning in, single picked off wide of mid-on

23.6

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, flat and on the pads, worked away to the on side

England 110/0   SK Warne 6-1-37-0

25.1

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, outside the off and full, square-driven, Clarke has to scramble and dive to stop that

25.2

Warne to Strauss, no run, well flighted and outside the off, padded away

25.3

Warne to Strauss, OUT, tossed up, outside the off, very far outside the off and Strauss gets ready to play a big cut, the ball breaks back a long way and hits timber!

AJ Strauss b Warne 48 (113m 76b 10x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

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

25.6

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, on the pads, worked away for a single

England 114/1   SK Warne 7-1-40-1

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

35.3

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

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   SK Warne 8-1-42-1

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   SK Warne 9-1-46-1

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

39.6

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

England 197/4   SK Warne 10-1-50-1

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   SK Warne 11-1-60-1

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   SK Warne 12-1-66-1

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!

45.3

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

45.4

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

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   SK Warne 13-1-70-1

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

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   SK Warne 14-1-72-1

49.1

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

49.2

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

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   SK Warne 15-1-80-1

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

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   SK Warne 16-1-88-1

53.1

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

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   SK Warne 17-1-89-1

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

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   SK Warne 18-1-94-1

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

65.2

Warne to Hoggard, no run, tossed up and just outside the off, pushed to point

65.3

Warne to Hoggard, no run, squeezed through the off side

65.4

Warne to Hoggard, no run, tossed up and outside the off, a bit of turn, left alone

65.5

Warne to Hoggard, no run, full and outside the off, poked at and missed

65.6

Warne to Hoggard, no run, straight one just on the stumps, Hoggard manages to keep it out

England 342/7   SK Warne 19-2-94-2

67.1

Warne to Hoggard, no run, sweep played and missed, Gilchrist whips the bails off

67.2

Warne to Hoggard, no run, well down the leg side, played at and missed

67.3

Warne to Hoggard, no run, on the stumps and slightly short, big turn as well, left alone to the keeper

67.4

Warne to Hoggard, 3 runs, on the pads and full, this time Hoggard flicks through midwicket for three

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   SK Warne 20-2-100-2

69.1

Warne to Hoggard, 4 leg byes, tossed up and drifting down the leg side, Hoggard sweeps and the ball runs down the hill to the fine leg boundary, looked like bit of glove involved there but the umpire signals leg-byes

69.2

Warne to Hoggard, 1 run, swept away to the fine leg region, easy single

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

69.5

Warne to SP Jones, no run, hit on pad trying to play it away on the off side

69.6

Warne to SP Jones, no run, beaten outside the off stump

England 375/9   SK Warne 21-2-105-3

71.1

Warne to SP Jones, no run, defended awkwardly

71.2

Warne to SP Jones, 2 runs, slider outside the off, edged just past the slip fielder

71.3

Warne to SP Jones, no run, tossed up and on the off, defended carefully

71.4

Warne to SP Jones, FOUR, leg-stump full toss, Jones sees it and clouts it to the square-leg fence

71.5

Warne to SP Jones, no run, outside the off, played at and missed

71.6

Warne to SP Jones, no run, just outside the off, again the slider, again played at and missed

England 383/9   SK Warne 22-2-111-3

73.1

Warne to Hoggard, no run, tossed up and on the pads, flicked to midwicket

73.2

Warne to Hoggard, no run, tossed up and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

73.3

Warne to Hoggard, no run, flatter and on the off, defended back down the pitch

73.4

Warne to Hoggard, no run, tossed up and just on the off, defended towards cover

73.5

Warne to Hoggard, no run, slider, but badly directed and down the leg side, left alone

73.6

Warne to Hoggard, no run, on the stumps and full, defended

England 384/9   SK Warne 23-3-111-3

75.1

Warne to SP Jones, no run, tossed up and on the off, defended towards the off side

75.2

Warne to SP Jones, no run, tossed up and drifting just outside the off, defended to the off side

75.3

Warne to SP Jones, 1 leg bye, off the pads and down to fine-leg for a run

75.4

Warne to Hoggard, no run, well flighted and far outside the off, quite a bit of turn as well, left alone

75.5

Warne to Hoggard, no run, a repeat of the last ball, big turn, left alone

75.6

Warne to Hoggard, no run, flatter and on the pads, defended with utmost care

England 387/9   SK Warne 24-4-111-3

77.1

Warne to Hoggard, no run, full and outside the off, played at and missed

77.2

Warne to Hoggard, no run, full and outside the off, drive played missed

77.3

Warne to Hoggard, no run, full and on the stumps, defended towards the off side

77.4

Warne to Hoggard, no run, down the leg side, sweep played down to fine-leg

77.5

Warne to Hoggard, no run, full and on the stumps driven to cover

77.6

Warne to Hoggard, FOUR, full and outside the off, driven through cover and this time the ball finds the fence

England 393/9   SK Warne 25-4-115-3

79.1

Warne to SP Jones, 1 run, full and on the off, slogged down to long-on for a single

79.2

Warne to Hoggard, OUT, Straight one on the stumps, Hoggard sweeps and misses, Warne hits! That is plumb in front!

MJ Hoggard lbw b Warne 16 (62m 49b 2x4 0x6) SR: 32.65

England 407/10   SK Warne 25.2-4-116-4
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