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

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

England 112/1   ME Trescothick 58* (82b 10x4 1x6)   SK Warne 6.3-1-38-1

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

England 164/2   MP Vaughan 18* (24b 3x4)   MS Kasprowicz 9.3-3-45-1

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   MP Vaughan 18* (24b 3x4)   MS Kasprowicz 10-3-51-2

Gillespie to Vaughan, OUT, short ball banged in, Vaughan takes the bait and goes for the pull, the top edge goes very very high in the air, you can barely see that. Lee watches it perfectly and takes an outstanding catch at fine-leg!

MP Vaughan c Lee b Gillespie 24 (54m 41b 3x4 0x6) SR: 58.53

England 187/4   KP Pietersen 7* (11b 1x4)   JN Gillespie 11-2-39-1

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

England 290/5   KP Pietersen 41* (54b 6x4)   JN Gillespie 15.3-2-65-2

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

England 293/6   KP Pietersen 43* (58b 6x4)   MS Kasprowicz 12.4-3-66-3

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

England 342/7   KP Pietersen 65* (74b 10x4)   SK Warne 18.1-1-94-2

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

England 348/8   MJ Hoggard 0* (5b)   B Lee 13.3-1-96-1

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

England 375/9   MJ Hoggard 5* (14b)   SK Warne 20.4-2-105-3

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   SP Jones 19* (24b 1x4 1x6)   SK Warne 25.2-4-116-4
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  • Overs 51-100





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