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

Hoggard to Hayden, OUT, fullish and on the off, Hayden clips it straight to Strauss at short cover! What scenes here at Edgbaston! Australia in early trouble

ML Hayden c Strauss b Hoggard 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 0/1   JL Langer 0* (6b)   MJ Hoggard 0.1-0-0-1

Giles to Ponting, OUT, tossed up, on the pad, Ponting goes for the sweep and top edges straight to Michael Vaughan at short fine-leg. That is a tame, tame dismissal for a lion of a batsman who looked well set

RT Ponting c Vaughan b Giles 61 (87m 76b 12x4 0x6) SR: 80.26

Australia 88/2   JL Langer 21* (48b 2x4)   AF Giles 2.5-0-11-1

Flintoff to Martyn, OUT, RUN OUT! Tip and run goes awry again as Martyn plays this one towards Michael Vaughan and tries to scamper a single. Vaughan nails the stumps and Martyn's a goner

DR Martyn run out 20 (23m 18b 4x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

Australia 118/3   * (b)   A Flintoff 5.5-1-20-0

Giles to Clarke, OUT, quick and flat outside the off, Clarke feels at that one and can only tickle it through to the keeper. Good catch that from Jones

MJ Clarke c †GO Jones b Giles 40 (85m 68b 7x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

Australia 194/4   JL Langer 61* (108b 5x4)   AF Giles 10.2-0-38-2

Flintoff to Katich, OUT, fullish and outside the off, Katich prods at a ball that slants away from him and edges to the keeper. Another key breakthrough

SM Katich c †GO Jones b Flintoff 4 (22m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

Australia 208/5   JL Langer 66* (123b 5x4)   A Flintoff 8.4-1-24-1

SP Jones to Langer, OUT, got'm! full and straight on the middle and leg stump line, Langer is beaten for pace and the ball crashes into the pad, plumb! - end of a fine innings!

JL Langer lbw b SP Jones 82 (276m 154b 7x4 0x6) SR: 53.24

Australia 262/6   AC Gilchrist 25* (44b 3x4)   SP Jones 10.3-2-48-1

Giles to Warne, OUT, Warne comes down the track and has a mighty swing at a ball turning in from outside the leg stump, misses the target by miles and gets bowled! Giles on a roll here!

SK Warne b Giles 8 (14m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Australia 273/7   AC Gilchrist 28* (50b 3x4)   AF Giles 20.5-2-63-3

SP Jones to Lee, OUT, edged and gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, Lee pokes at it away from his body, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Flintoff at second slip, Australia eight down! England well and truly on top here

B Lee c Flintoff b SP Jones 6 (14m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Australia 282/8   AC Gilchrist 31* (54b 3x4)   SP Jones 13.1-2-58-2

Flintoff to Gillespie, OUT, in swinging yoker does the trick! was took quick for Gillespie and the ball crashes into the pad, looked like it was sliding down the leg side but umpire Koertzen was happy

JN Gillespie lbw b Flintoff 7 (36m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 18.91

Australia 308/9   AC Gilchrist 49* (69b 4x4)   A Flintoff 14.5-1-52-2

Flintoff to Kasprowicz, OUT, Flintoff! another deadly in swinging yorker, Kasprowicz was clueless and that's plumb!

MS Kasprowicz lbw b Flintoff 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 308/10   AC Gilchrist 49* (69b 4x4)   A Flintoff 15-1-52-3
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  • Overs 51-100





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