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


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   ME Trescothick 39* (61b 7x4 1x6)   SK Warne 3-0-21-0


Lee to Trescothick, SIX, short again from Lee, this time it is far too wide and Trescothick has no trouble going inside out and over the point fielder for a six over third-man

England 124/1   ME Trescothick 69* (85b 11x4 2x6)   B Lee 6.2-1-35-0


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   A Flintoff 17* (17b 2x4 1x6)   SK Warne 11-1-60-1


Warne to Flintoff, SIX, full and on the pads, Flintoff plants his foot forward and flicks magnificently over midwicket. Such power!

England 227/4   A Flintoff 23* (21b 2x4 2x6)   SK Warne 11.4-1-66-1


Lee to Flintoff, SIX, another bouncer banged in! Flintoff plays a half pull half hook almost with his eyes closed andthe ball sails over the fence at square-leg!

England 254/4   A Flintoff 41* (36b 3x4 3x6)   B Lee 8.3-1-55-0


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!

England 263/4   A Flintoff 49* (43b 3x4 4x6)   SK Warne 14.5-1-80-1


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!

England 280/4   A Flintoff 60* (50b 4x4 5x6)   B Lee 10.1-1-64-0


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!

England 348/7   KP Pietersen 71* (75b 10x4 1x6)   B Lee 13.1-1-96-0


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

England 362/8   SJ Harmison 9* (5b 1x6)   B Lee 14.2-1-104-1


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!

England 399/9   SP Jones 15* (19b 1x4 1x6)   JN Gillespie 21.1-3-84-2
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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