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

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

50.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, driven to mid off

50.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, driven carefully to cover

50.5

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, short ball, pulled well, Langer throws himself on the ropes and saves brilliantly

50.6

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

End of over 51 (2 runs) England 265/4
KP Pietersen    35* (48b 5x4)      B Lee    10-1-58-0
A Flintoff    49* (47b 3x4 4x6)     

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

End of over 52 (9 runs) England 274/4
KP Pietersen    39* (52b 6x4)      SK Warne    16-1-88-1
A Flintoff    54* (49b 4x4 4x6)     

52.1

Lee to Flintoff, SIX, short ball banged in, Flintoff is happy to hook, and why not, if you can hit it back into the stands like that! What a shot!

52.2

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, full and on the off, driven at with hard hands, the ball races off the edge to the vacant third-man region

52.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, fullish and on the off, defended carefully

52.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, just short of a length and on the off, driven to cover

52.5

Lee to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, driven hard but Clarke at cover is good enough to stop the ball

52.6

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, full and outside the off, flashed hard at, the ball beats a diving gully fielder and the 100 partnership comes off just 96 balls!

End of over 53 (14 runs) England 288/4
A Flintoff    68* (55b 6x4 5x6)      B Lee    11-1-72-0
KP Pietersen    39* (52b 6x4)     

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

Australia came back into the game through Michael Kasprowicz but England counterattacked magnificently through Pietersen and Flintoff Match State: Tea - Day 1 We'll be back in about 15 minutes for the post-tea session, at 1430 GMT Till then this is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off, inviting you to send in feedback about our coverage at http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html The players are back on the field, welcome back to our coverage of the final session of the day This is Anand Vasu saying what a day it has been! Stay tuned. It's Gillespiee to start things off

End of over 54 (1 run) England 289/4
A Flintoff    68* (60b 6x4 5x6)      SK Warne    17-1-89-1
KP Pietersen    40* (53b 6x4)     

54.1

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

54.2

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, defended back down the pitch

54.3

Gillespie to Flintoff, OUT, just short of a length and outside the off, Flintoff flashes and gets the edge! Gilchrist moves across well and takes a smart catch

A Flintoff c †Gilchrist b Gillespie 68 (74m 62b 6x4 5x6) SR: 109.67

And Australia certainly would have talked about doing just this in the interval If they can pick up a few more wickets today it may not even matter that England have scored quickly After all Australia score just as fast. If anything it could be against England that they have not eaten up enough time

54.4

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

54.5

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

54.6

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, back of a length and on the off, defended carefully

Kasprowicz comes into the attack

End of over 55 (1 run) England 290/5
GO Jones    0* (3b)      JN Gillespie    16-2-65-2
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

55.2

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

End of over 56 (2 runs) England 292/5
KP Pietersen    42* (57b 6x4)      MS Kasprowicz    12-3-65-2
GO Jones    1* (6b)     

56.1

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, overpitched and on the off, driven to mid-off

56.2

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, short and a bit of width, cut played and missed

56.3

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off, a hint of shape away, left alone to the keeper

56.4

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, fullish and on the stumps, played back down the pitch to the bowler

56.5

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, overpitched and on the pads, flicked well to square-leg

56.6

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played down to the keeper awkwardly

End of over 57 (maiden) England 292/5
GO Jones    1* (12b)      JN Gillespie    17-3-65-2
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

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

Australia striking back in style in this last session

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

End of over 58 (5 runs) England 297/6
AF Giles    4* (2b 1x4)      MS Kasprowicz    13-3-70-3
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

58.3

Gillespie to Giles, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended towards point

58.4

Gillespie to Giles, no run, full and on the off, driven back to the bowler

58.5

Gillespie to Giles, no run, short of a length and outside the off, cut hard but straight to point

58.6

Gillespie to Giles, 1 run, quick single stolen to cover and Giles keeps the strike

End of over 59 (2 runs) England 299/6
AF Giles    5* (6b 1x4)      JN Gillespie    18-3-67-2
KP Pietersen    44* (60b 6x4)     

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

End of over 60 (4 runs) England 303/6
AF Giles    9* (12b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    14-3-74-3
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

60.2

Gillespie to Giles, 2 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, driven past point where Clarke dives and half stops the ball

60.3

Gillespie to Giles, no run, full and on the off, driven to the off side

60.4

Gillespie to Giles, no run, short one, on the stumps, ducked well under

60.5

Gillespie to Giles, FOUR, back of a length and outside the off, punched off the back foot and Giles has timed this well. All the way to the cover fence

60.6

Gillespie to Giles, no run, full and on the off, slanted in to the batsman from wide of the crease, defended to the on-side with a straight bat

End of over 61 (7 runs) England 310/6
AF Giles    15* (17b 3x4)      JN Gillespie    19-3-74-2
KP Pietersen    45* (61b 6x4)     

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

End of over 62 (6 runs) England 316/6
AF Giles    19* (23b 4x4)      MS Kasprowicz    15-3-80-3
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

End of over 63 (12 runs) England 328/6
KP Pietersen    58* (68b 9x4)      B Lee    12-1-84-0
AF Giles    19* (23b 4x4)     

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

End of over 64 (8 runs) England 336/6
KP Pietersen    63* (71b 10x4)      SK Warne    18-1-94-1
AF Giles    19* (26b 4x4)     

64.1

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

64.2

Lee to Giles, no run, short one on the stumps, Giles ducks under it

64.3

Lee to Giles, 3 runs, short ball this times does not get up too much, Giles pulls and Kasprowicz runs around brilliantly and fields

64.4

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, driven well through midwicket

64.5

Lee to Giles, 1 run

64.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run

End of over 65 (6 runs) England 342/6
KP Pietersen    65* (74b 10x4)      B Lee    13-1-90-0
AF Giles    23* (29b 4x4)     

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

End of over 66 (wicket maiden) England 342/7
MJ Hoggard    0* (5b)      SK Warne    19-2-94-2
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

That's Pietersen gone after an entertaining knock. Buou can't help thinking Australia won't mind the runs too much if they can bowl England out Match State: Drinks

66.4

Lee to Hoggard, no run, defended to the on side

66.5

Lee to Hoggard, no run, just short of a length and pacy outside the off, playued at and missed

66.6

Lee to Hoggard, (no ball) 1 run, single squeezed past point to bring up the 350

66.6

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

End of over 67 (8 runs) England 350/8
SJ Harmison    0* (1b)      B Lee    14-1-98-1
MJ Hoggard    1* (8b)     

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

Lee to continue three slips and a gully waiting

End of over 68 (6 runs) England 356/8
SJ Harmison    3* (3b)      SK Warne    20-2-100-2
MJ Hoggard    4* (12b)     

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

End of over 69 (10 runs) England 366/8
SJ Harmison    13* (9b 1x4 1x6)      B Lee    15-1-108-1
MJ Hoggard    4* (12b)     

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

Simon Jones is the last man in

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

End of over 70 (9 runs) England 375/9
SP Jones    0* (2b)      SK Warne    21-2-105-3
MJ Hoggard    5* (14b)     

70.1

Lee to Hoggard, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, squirted down to third man

70.2

Lee to SP Jones, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left well alone

70.3

Lee to SP Jones, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, driven through cover

70.4

Lee to Hoggard, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, knocked away to the on side

70.5

Lee to Hoggard, no run, fullish and on the off, driven to mid-off, no chance of a run

70.6

Lee to Hoggard, no run, full and on the stumps, defended awkwardly

End of over 71 (2 runs) England 377/9
MJ Hoggard    6* (18b)      B Lee    16-1-110-1
SP Jones    1* (4b)     

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

End of over 72 (6 runs) England 383/9
SP Jones    7* (10b 1x4)      SK Warne    22-2-111-3
MJ Hoggard    6* (18b)     

72.1

Lee to Hoggard, no run, quick one outside the off, Hoggard plays a desperate shot and misses

72.2

Lee to Hoggard, no run, driven to cover

72.3

Lee to Hoggard, no run, slower one outside the off stump, Hoggard watches carefully and leaves the ball alone to the keeper

72.4

Lee to Hoggard, 1 run, fast, fiery yorker, dug out, off the inside edge to fine-leg

72.5

Lee to SP Jones, no run, full and outside the off, played at and missed, quite a bit of swinging happening here, and it's not the ball we're talking about

72.6

Lee to SP Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

End of over 73 (1 run) England 384/9
SP Jones    7* (12b 1x4)      B Lee    17-1-111-1
MJ Hoggard    7* (22b)     

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

End of over 74 (maiden) England 384/9
MJ Hoggard    7* (28b)      SK Warne    23-3-111-3
SP Jones    7* (12b 1x4)     

74.1

Gillespie to SP Jones, 1 run, full and on the off, eased through cover for a single

74.2

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, played down to the slip cordon

74.3

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, full and on the off, angling in, defended back to the bowler

74.4

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, full and far outside the off, defended down to point

74.5

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, back of a length and on the poff, played back down the pitch off the inside edge

74.6

Gillespie to Hoggard, 1 no ball, back of a length and outside the off, driven to cover

74.6

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, played down to point to end the over

End of over 75 (2 runs) England 386/9
MJ Hoggard    7* (34b)      JN Gillespie    20-3-76-2
SP Jones    8* (13b 1x4)     

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

End of over 76 (1 run, maiden) England 387/9
MJ Hoggard    7* (37b)      SK Warne    24-4-111-3
SP Jones    8* (16b 1x4)     

76.1

Gillespie to SP Jones, no run, back of a length, on the leg stump, slower ball, Jones does not pick it and misses it, the ball just misses leg stump

76.2

Gillespie to SP Jones, 1 run, slower ball once more, defended to the off side for a quick single

76.3

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, just short of a length and on the off, defended carefully to the off side

76.4

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

76.5

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

76.6

Gillespie to Hoggard, 1 run, full and outside the off stump, driven to the cover region

End of over 77 (2 runs) England 389/9
MJ Hoggard    8* (41b)      JN Gillespie    21-3-78-2
SP Jones    9* (18b 1x4)     

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

End of over 78 (4 runs) England 393/9
MJ Hoggard    12* (47b 1x4)      SK Warne    25-4-115-3
SP Jones    9* (18b 1x4)     

78.1

Gillespie to SP Jones, SIX, just short of a length and outside the off, Jones goes for a scything drive and the all sails over long-off for six!

78.2

Gillespie to SP Jones, no run, short and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

78.3

Gillespie to SP Jones, no run, down the leg side, Jones shapes to flick but misses

78.4

Gillespie to SP Jones, 2 runs, full and on the off, lofted over mid-off to bring up the 400! What a day this has been!

78.5

Gillespie to SP Jones, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped down to square-leg for a single

78.6

Gillespie to Hoggard, FOUR, back of a length and outside the off, Hoggard rocks back and punches well through cover! Such timing and placement from the tailender

End of over 79 (13 runs) England 406/9
MJ Hoggard    16* (48b 2x4)      JN Gillespie    22-3-91-2
SP Jones    18* (23b 1x4 1x6)     

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

End of an incredible innings from England! 10 wickets gone and all out on the first day, but they have scored 407! There will be a short break for the change of innings We will be back soon with the action from Australia's reply Till then this is Anand Vasu signing off, inviting comments and feedback at http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html The players are back on the field Light is fading fast and there is a bit of a drizzle as well And just as they come out the rain gets hard enough for the umpires to call the covers on The players all troop back into the pavilion And we have news from Edgbaston and it is that play has been abandoned for the day It was a great day's cricket and we thoroughly enjoyed bringing it to you. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. This is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off, saying good night, see you at the start of play tomorrow Do remember to write in with all your comments at http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html Match State: Stumps - Day 1 Hello and welcome to the coverage of the second day's play I'm Anand Vasu, your commentator, welcoming you to the day's coverage It's going to be Steve Harmison to start off

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