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

10.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, back of a length and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

10.2

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 1 no ball, slightly short and on the off, Strauss shapes to pull but can only awkwardly bunt the ball to mid-on

10.2

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, once again Strauss can't quite get the ball away, defended to the off side

10.3

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, just short of a driving length and outside off, punched to cover

10.4

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 1 no ball, fuller and on the off, slanted to gully, and that's another no-ball from Kasper the friendly ghost

10.4

Kasprowicz to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide, the friendly ghost just got friendlier! Take that says Strauss cracking a square-cut to the point fence!

10.5

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, fuller this time and just outside the off, left alone to the keeper

10.6

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

England 50/0   MS Kasprowicz 1-0-6-0

12.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, pulled down to fine-leg

12.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 no ball, full and outside the off, Trescothick drives and edges, straight to Hayden at gully. Hayden takes the catch and hears the no-ball call!

12.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, left alone outside the off stump

12.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

12.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, punched to cover

12.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, full again and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

12.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, another careful defensive stroke

England 56/0   MS Kasprowicz 2-0-8-0

14.1

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

14.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and outside the off stump, going away with the angle, elft alone to the keeper

14.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, outside the off, punched to point

14.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fuller and closer to the stumps, driven to mid-off

14.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, full and on the stumps this time, patted back to Kasprowicz

14.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, outside the off and short of a length, left well alone

England 60/0   MS Kasprowicz 3-1-8-0

16.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended back towards the bowler

16.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and drifting onto the pads, worked to the on side

16.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fuller and on the off, Trescothick squeezes the ball towards the off side but it almost rolls back into his stumps

16.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, pushed to cover

16.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and on the off, glided to point

16.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, full and on the off, driven hard but straight to mid-off

England 68/0   MS Kasprowicz 4-2-8-0

18.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, 1 run, back of a length and on the stumps, worked away to the on side

18.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

18.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, slightly fuller and once again Trescothick defends and the ball almost rolls back onto the stumps

18.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, Trescothick leaves the ball alone to the keeper

18.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, FOUR, full and wide outside the off stump, Trescothick goes for the big drive but can only edge the ball, luckily it goes past the gully fielder and runs down to the third-man fence

18.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, FOUR, just short of a length and outside the off, punched well through cover this time and the timing is excellent!

England 86/0   MS Kasprowicz 5-2-17-0

20.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off stump, Trescothick, nearing his half-century, watches it carefully and leaves it well alone to the keeper

20.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fuller and on the stumps, Trescothick is forced to play and defends towards gully with an angled bat

20.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps this time, rare movement off the pitch as it comes in to the left-handed Trescothick who takes the ball awkwardly on thigh pad

20.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, back to that line outside the off and slanting away, left alone to the keeper

20.5

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

20.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, pushed through a bit wider, driven well but to Clarke at point

England 86/0   MS Kasprowicz 6-3-17-0

22.1

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off, left well alone, Kasprowicz comes round the wicket now

22.2

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, full and on the off, defended to the off side with bat held close to pad

22.3

Kasprowicz to Strauss, FOUR, overpitched and a touch wide outside the off stump, driven well through cover for another boundary

22.4

Kasprowicz to Strauss, FOUR, once again outside the off and too full, Strauss plays a classy cover drive to bring up England's 100!

22.5

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, back of a length and on the off, defended carefully

22.6

Kasprowicz to Strauss, no run, closer to the off stump as Kasprowicz comes back over the wicket, left alone to the keeper

England 103/0   MS Kasprowicz 7-3-25-0

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   MS Kasprowicz 8-3-36-0

30.1

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, good length ball outside the off, carefully left alone to the keeper

30.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 1 no ball, punched to extra cover

30.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, just short of a driving length and on the middle stump, tucking up Trescothick a bit, played back down the pitch with a straight bat

30.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

30.4

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, played down to backward point where clarke tidies up without fuss

30.5

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, driven very hard to cover where Justin Langer dives over the ball and allows a boundary

30.6

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 2 runs, back of a length and a bit of width, cut well, Clarke dives and half stops the ball

England 162/1   MS Kasprowicz 9-3-43-0

32.1

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

32.2

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, 2 runs, on the pads this time and Trescothick has enough time to work the ball to fine leg

32.3

Kasprowicz to Trescothick, OUT, Gone! Back of a length and outside the off, just seaming away a touch, Trescothick feathers the edge to Gilchrist!

ME Trescothick c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz 90 (143m 102b 15x4 2x6) SR: 88.23

32.4

Kasprowicz to Bell, 2 runs, back of a length and on the pads, glanced to the on side to get off the mark

32.5

Kasprowicz to Bell, FOUR, short and a bit of width and Bell can chop it down to the third-man fence. Bell quickly under way at his home ground

32.6

Kasprowicz to Bell, OUT, Gone! Bell tentatively pokes at this one from Kasprowicz that comes in just a touch and then straightens! End of Ian Bell even before Warne could get a crack at him! Australia are well and truly back in this one

IR Bell c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz 6 (2m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

England 170/3   MS Kasprowicz 10-3-51-2

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

34.2

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

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   MS Kasprowicz 11-3-63-2

55.1

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

55.2

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, just short of a length and on the off, coming in with the arm, defended to the off side

55.3

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, coming in with the arm and just a hint of away swing, defended towards point

55.4

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, just slanting into the pads, clipped wide of mid-on

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   MS Kasprowicz 12-3-65-2

57.1

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

57.2

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, punched to point

57.3

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, Jones drives carefully towards point

57.4

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, OUT, just a bit of extra bounce and outside the off, Jones goes fishing and edges to the keeper

GO Jones c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz 1 (14m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.66

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   MS Kasprowicz 13-3-70-3

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   MS Kasprowicz 14-3-74-3

61.1

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

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   MS Kasprowicz 15-3-80-3
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