Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 4th Test

England v Australia

England won by 3 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

50.1

Lee to Vaughan, no run

50.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, full and on the of, defended towards cover

50.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, full and outside the off, driven to cover

50.4

Lee to Vaughan, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to point for a quick single

50.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, full and quick outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

50.6

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

End of over 51 (1 run) England 207/3
KP Pietersen    23* (64b 3x4)      B Lee    15-1-74-0
MP Vaughan    54* (84b 9x4)     

51.1

Ponting to Vaughan, no run, good length ball just outside the off, driven well, Katich dives and fields

51.2

Ponting to Vaughan, 1 run, just short of a length and on the pads, clipped through square-leg

51.3

Ponting to Pietersen, 1 run, fullish and on the off, placed just wide enough of mid-off to pinch a single

51.4

Ponting to Vaughan, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to point

51.5

Ponting to Vaughan, no run, Ricky Ponting bangs that one in! Interesting delivery that from Ponting at his pace, left alone to the keeper

51.6

Ponting to Vaughan, no run, good length ball pushed through well outside the off stump, left alone once more to end the over

Just 4 runs from 3 Ponting overs so far. Interesting move to bring himself on.

End of over 52 (2 runs) England 209/3
MP Vaughan    55* (89b 9x4)      RT Ponting    3-1-4-0
KP Pietersen    24* (65b 3x4)     

52.1

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball just outside the off, pulled, but not off the meat of the bat, the ball goes down towards midwicket

52.2

Lee to Vaughan, no run, slightly fuller and just outside the off, left alone to the keeper

52.3

Lee to Vaughan, no run, short one banged in. Plenty of effort from Lee to get a ball to rear like that on this pitch, Vaughan manages to get out of the way of that one

52.4

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

52.5

Lee to Vaughan, no run, slightly fuller and closer to the off stump and Vaughan is forced to play. Play he does, driving to mid-off with the full face of the bat

52.6

Lee to Vaughan, no run, good length ball on the off, defended away towards point to end the over, just one run off it

End of over 53 (1 run) England 210/3
MP Vaughan    55* (94b 9x4)      B Lee    16-1-75-0
KP Pietersen    25* (66b 3x4)     

53.1

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven well to mid-off

53.2

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length from outside the off, Pietersen leaves it alone to the keeper

53.3

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, good length and outside the off, very good control from Ponting here, Pietersen leaves this one alone again

53.4

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, a bit straighter, again good length, played back down the pitch to Ponting

53.5

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, just outside the off and Pietersen's drive goes off the edge to the pad

53.6

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, and another maiden over from Ponting! just 4 runs off as many overs from the part-time dibbly-dobbly mediumpacer who has not bowled in a Test for six years

Tait replaces Lee

End of over 54 (maiden) England 210/3
KP Pietersen    25* (72b 3x4)      RT Ponting    4-2-4-0
MP Vaughan    55* (94b 9x4)     

54.1

Tait to Vaughan, no run, good length ball outside the off, Vaughan feels for that one and misses it

54.2

Tait to Vaughan, 2 runs, short and a bit of width, Vaughan cuts, Lee runs around on the cover-point fence and he slips completely but manages to get body behind the ball

54.3

Tait to Vaughan, 1 run, this time hit straight to Lee on the fence at cover-point

54.4

Tait to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, driven back to the bowler

54.5

Tait to Pietersen, no run, full and quick, outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

54.6

Tait to Pietersen, no run, short one banged in, there is a bit of pace on that one, Pietersen thinks about the hook but bails out of the shot at the last moment

End of over 55 (3 runs) England 213/3
KP Pietersen    25* (75b 3x4)      SW Tait    12-1-52-2
MP Vaughan    58* (97b 9x4)     

55.1

Ponting to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, defended back down the pitch

55.2

Ponting to Vaughan, OUT, perfect delivery just short of a good length, outside the off, moving away just a shade, Vaughan plays at it and only manages an edge to the keeper!

MP Vaughan c †Gilchrist b Ponting 58 (138m 99b 9x4 0x6) SR: 58.58

This is a big bonus for Australia and you have to say a moment of pure inspiration from Ponting the captain to bring himself on and eke out such a vital wicket We'd earlier said Ponting had not bowled in a Test in six years. That's in fact wrong, but it has been six years since he has taken a wicket in Tests.

55.3

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

55.4

Ponting to Flintoff, no run, once again full and outside the off, defended towards cover

55.5

Ponting to Flintoff, no run, this one jags back in quite a bit from outside the off stump, defended awkwardly to the leg side

55.6

Ponting to Flintoff, FOUR, full and wide outside the off, Flintoff flashes this one past the slip cordon to get off the mark

End of over 56 (4 runs) England 217/4
A Flintoff    4* (4b 1x4)      RT Ponting    5-2-8-1
KP Pietersen    25* (75b 3x4)     

56.1

Tait to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, flat batted past the bowler to mid-on

56.2

Tait to Pietersen, no run, full and outside the off, Pietersen flashes and the ball lands just short of Ponting at deep gully

56.3

Tait to Pietersen, FOUR, fullish and outside the off, Pietersen drives this with tremendous power back past Tait to the long-on fence

56.4

Tait to Pietersen, no run, short ball banged in outside the off, left alone to the keeper

56.5

Tait to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone

56.6

Tait to Pietersen, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, worked to the on side for a single

End of over 57 (5 runs) England 222/4
KP Pietersen    30* (81b 4x4)      SW Tait    13-1-57-2
A Flintoff    4* (4b 1x4)     

57.1

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, full and very wide outside the off, not called a wide, lucky to get away with that

57.2

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, closer to the off stump, left alone

57.3

Ponting to Pietersen, no run

57.4

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, good length ball outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

57.5

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and jagging back into Flintoff who defends awkwardly and takes the ball on the pad, loud shout for the lbw, turned down

57.6

Ponting to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, driven off the back foot to cover

And it is yet another drinks break in this long session Match State: Drinks It will be Tait to restart action after the drinks break, even as we enter the last hour of play

End of over 58 (maiden) England 222/4
KP Pietersen    30* (87b 4x4)      RT Ponting    6-3-8-1
A Flintoff    4* (4b 1x4)     

58.1

Tait to Pietersen, no run

58.2

Tait to Pietersen, no run

58.3

Tait to Pietersen, no run

58.4

Tait to Pietersen, 1 run

58.5

Tait to Flintoff, FOUR

58.6

Tait to Flintoff, no run

End of over 59 (5 runs) England 227/4
A Flintoff    8* (6b 2x4)      SW Tait    14-1-62-2
KP Pietersen    31* (91b 4x4)     

59.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the pads, driven to midwicket

59.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, defended to silly point

59.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, on the stumps and full, defended back down the pitch

59.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and outside the off, a bit of turn, left alone

59.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, straighter one, on the stumps, hurries on Flintoff, defended

59.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, defended once more to end the over

We had earlier missed a single off Ponting. It was Pietersen who scored the run. We've now fixed the error. Apologies for that. Ponting's figures now read 6-2-9-1 And we have another break because of the weather. The light has become pretty bad and you can see Flintoff and Pietersen running off now, heading back to the dressing-room. The cover are back on and we have another break in play Match State: Delay - Day 1 - Rain stopped play This could well be the end of the day's play. Rain is falling once again. We will keep you updated as and when the weather clears up or there is an official announcement about play being called off for the day. That last update was at 1712 GMT. Do check in again every now and then for the latest news. For the moment, though, this is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off and keeping an eye on the weather Do take the opportunity to send us your feedback at http://www.cricinfo.com/commentary.html And the news from Trent Bridge is that play has been called off for the day. We'll see you again when the first ball is bowled tomorrow morning at 0930 GMT Till then, it is cheers and good night from all of us at Cricinfo! Match State: Stumps - Day 1 Hello and welcome to the start of the second day's play of the fourth Test I'm Anand Vasu, and will be your commentator for the day The players are on the field, in place, and play is about to get under way It's Brett Lee to begin from the Radcliffe Road End

End of over 60 (1 run) England 228/4
A Flintoff    8* (11b 2x4)      SK Warne    6-1-23-1
KP Pietersen    32* (92b 4x4)     

60.1

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, overpitched and well down the leg side, flicked away with contempt to the fine-leg boundary

60.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, good length and outside the off this time and left well alone to the keeper

60.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, good length ball outside the off stump, driven to mid-off with the full face of the bat

60.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, once again just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

60.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, pushed through cover off the back foot

60.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, once again short of a length and outside the off, Flintoff is watchful and leaves the ball alone to the keeper

Shane Warne will start things off at the Pavilion End

End of over 61 (6 runs) England 234/4
A Flintoff    8* (15b 2x4)      B Lee    17-1-80-0
KP Pietersen    38* (94b 5x4)     

61.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and outside the off, Pietersen drives well but finds the man at cover

61.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, a little flatter, on the off, defended

61.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, on the pads this time and still quite full, driven through midwicket with a wristy turn of hands

61.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, a bit of turn from on the off stump, Flintoff defends towards slip

61.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, slightly shorter, more pronouinced spin, Flintoff biffs to silly mid-off off the back foot

61.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, less turn on this one, on the off stump, defended

End of over 62 (1 run) England 235/4
A Flintoff    8* (18b 2x4)      SK Warne    7-1-24-1
KP Pietersen    39* (97b 5x4)     

62.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, short and a bit of width, Pietersen watches the ball late and leaves it alone with an exaggerated flourish

62.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, slightly fuller and on the off, the ball does not quite swing but hints at a wobble in the air, punched to mid-off with a straight bat

62.3

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, short and just a bit of width, smashed away off the back foot with a straight bat, the ball booms off the bat and races to the boundary beeter the sweeper on the fence

62.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, punched to mid-off

62.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run

62.6

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, short ball banged in, Pietersen rolls his wrists nicely and keeps the ball down as he pulls to square-leg

End of over 63 (5 runs) England 240/4
KP Pietersen    44* (103b 6x4)      B Lee    18-1-85-0
A Flintoff    8* (18b 2x4)     

63.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and on the stumps, Flintoff tries to work the ball to the leg side, off the leading edge back down the pitch

63.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended carefully

63.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, fullish and on the stumps, played back towards Warne

63.4

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, down the leg side and a touch too full, swept down to fine-leg

63.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, pitching on, turning a bit, Flintoff defends, the ball hits pad first and Warne lets out the most passionate plea of an appeal you are ever going to see on a cricket field. Not out, says Bucknor

63.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, defended

End of over 64 (1 run) England 241/4
A Flintoff    8* (20b 2x4)      SK Warne    8-1-25-1
KP Pietersen    45* (107b 6x4)     

64.1

Lee to Pietersen, OUT, full and on the off, just a hint of away movement, Pietersen pokes at it without moving his feet, the ball kisses the edge and lands safely in Gilchrist's gloves. That is a big wicket

KP Pietersen c †Gilchrist b Lee 45 (131m 108b 6x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

64.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, good length ball outside the off, Jones leaves it alone to the keeper

64.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off stump, once again left alone

64.4

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, fullish and on the off and angling in towards middle, Jones tries to work the ball to the leg side and gets a leading edge out towards cover-point

64.5

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, Flintoff goes after this one, carving it over the infield to the vacant third-man area for a boundary

64.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run

End of over 65 (5 runs) England 246/5
A Flintoff    12* (22b 3x4)      B Lee    19-1-90-1
GO Jones    1* (3b)     

65.1

Warne to GO Jones, no run

65.2

Warne to GO Jones, no run

65.3

Warne to GO Jones, 1 run, driven through cover for a single

65.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, driven off the back foot to cover

65.5

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, tossed up a bit more and outside the off, driven well, inside out, through cover

65.6

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, driven off the back foot to mid-on

End of over 66 (6 runs) England 252/5
A Flintoff    17* (25b 4x4)      SK Warne    9-1-31-1
GO Jones    2* (6b)     

66.1

Lee to Flintoff, no run, driven hard but straight to mid-off

66.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Flintoff cuts and misses

66.3

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, good length ball on the off, playued to the off side with soft hands, single stolen

66.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played down to gully with an angled bat

66.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, just short of a length and on the off stump, defended carefully

66.6

Lee to GO Jones, no run, steered to gully

End of over 67 (1 run) England 253/5
GO Jones    2* (9b)      B Lee    20-1-91-1
A Flintoff    18* (28b 4x4)     

67.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and outside the off, the big legbreak, left alone

67.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, defended back down the pitch with a straight bat

67.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, sligder on the stumps, hurries on Flintoff who somehow manages to keep the ball out

67.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, fuller and on the off, driven to mid-off

67.5

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off, Flintoff goes for the big hit and connects well enough to send the ball one bounce and over the ropes at long-off

67.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, straighter one on the stumps, played back to Warne

End of over 68 (4 runs) England 257/5
A Flintoff    22* (34b 5x4)      SK Warne    10-1-35-1
GO Jones    2* (9b)     

68.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short ball, it's well directed and Geraint Jones has to watch it carefully as he ducks out of harm's way

68.2

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, full and on the stumps, off the inside edge to the leg side

68.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, punched to cover off the back foot

68.4

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, pushed through cover for a single

68.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, slower one outsid the off, left well alone

68.6

Lee to GO Jones, (no ball) FOUR, slightly overpitched and outside the off, enough width for Jones to free his arms and drive through cover

68.6

Lee to GO Jones, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 69 (7 runs) England 264/5
GO Jones    7* (14b 1x4)      B Lee    21-1-98-1
A Flintoff    23* (36b 5x4)     

69.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, well flighted and on the pads, defended to the leg side

69.2

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, on the off and short of a good length, worked through the leg side

69.3

Warne to GO Jones, no run, well flighted and on the stumps, the ball drifts in and turns out, Jones is well beaten

69.4

Warne to GO Jones, no run, fuller and on the leg stump, defended back down the pitch

69.5

Warne to GO Jones, no run, outside the off, a bit quicker, just a bit more bounce, left alone to Gilchrist

69.6

Warne to GO Jones, no run, once again Jones is very watchful as the ball turns away from him

Consistent turn for Warne in that over. Jones has seen that. you can be sure he will get a straight ball or two in the next over. Kasprowicz back in the attack. When play got under way yesterday he bowled a tidy spell. Australia need him to do that again now.

End of over 70 (1 run) England 265/5
GO Jones    7* (18b 1x4)      SK Warne    11-1-36-1
A Flintoff    24* (38b 5x4)     

70.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, defended towards cover

70.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, fuller and on the off, driven handsomely but straight to the fielder at mid-off

70.3

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, FOUR, a bit too full and down the leg side, glanced fine to the boundary, Gilchrist dived for that but could not get to it

70.4

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, good length ball on the off stump, off the inside edge back onto the pad

70.5

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, defended again

70.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 run, on the pads and this time flintoff works the ball to the midwicket region for a single and keeps the strike

End of over 71 (5 runs) England 270/5
A Flintoff    29* (44b 6x4)      MS Kasprowicz    19-2-61-0
GO Jones    7* (18b 1x4)     

71.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

71.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run

71.3

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, cut through cover-point

71.4

Warne to GO Jones, no run

71.5

Warne to GO Jones, no run, well flighted and on the off, played towards the off side with an angled bat

71.6

Warne to GO Jones, 1 run, fullish and a bit quicker, on the off, eased through cover for a single

End of over 72 (2 runs) England 272/5
GO Jones    8* (21b 1x4)      SK Warne    12-1-38-1
A Flintoff    30* (47b 6x4)     

72.1

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, 1 leg bye, on the pads and short of a good length, the ball runs down to fine-leg

72.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 run, on the pads this time, worked through square-leg

72.3

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, coming in with the arm, left alone

72.4

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, 2 runs, a bit too full and on the pads, eased through square-leg

72.5

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left alone

72.6

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, another one just short of a length and outside the off, left alone easily to the keeper

End of over 73 (4 runs) England 276/5
GO Jones    10* (26b 1x4)      MS Kasprowicz    20-2-64-0
A Flintoff    31* (48b 6x4)     

73.1

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, tossed up and outside the off, driven to long-off

73.2

Warne to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off, left alone

73.3

Warne to GO Jones, 2 runs, down the leg side, swept away to fine-leg

73.4

Warne to GO Jones, 1 run

73.5

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run

73.6

Warne to GO Jones, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Jones cuts but can only manage a bottom edge to the keeper

End of over 74 (5 runs) England 281/5
GO Jones    13* (30b 1x4)      SK Warne    13-1-43-1
A Flintoff    33* (50b 6x4)     

74.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 run, just short of a driving length and outside the off, punched off the back foot with a straight bat through cover

74.2

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, 2 runs, just short of a good length once more, the ball swerves in just a touch, eased through square-leg for a brace

74.3

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, fullish this time and on the off, driven to cover

74.4

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, just short of a length once more and on the off, driven off the back foot to cover

74.5

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, driven well through midwicket

74.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, driven to cover where Clarke fields and has a shy, but Flintoff is quick and makes his ground easily

The players have taken a break for drinks Match State: Drinks

End of over 75 (5 runs) England 286/5
A Flintoff    35* (52b 6x4)      MS Kasprowicz    21-2-69-0
GO Jones    16* (34b 1x4)     

75.1

Warne to Flintoff, 2 runs, tossed up and outside the off, driven inside out through cover

75.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, on the off again a bit flatter, driven to mid-off

75.3

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, too short, too wide, flintoff sees it early and plays late, thumping the ball through cover with fierce power

75.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, fuller and on the off, driven towards cover

75.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, played back down the pitch with soft hands and a straight bat

75.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, slightly slower, slightly shorter, drawing Flintoff on the front foot, defesive shot played

End of over 76 (6 runs) England 292/5
A Flintoff    41* (58b 7x4)      SK Warne    14-1-49-1
GO Jones    16* (34b 1x4)     

76.1

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, defended carefully as Kasprowicz begins yet another over

76.2

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

76.3

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, 1 no ball, short of a length and outside the off, left alone, no-ball called

76.3

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, fullish and on the off, swinging in to the right-handed Jones, driven to mid-on

76.4

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, played back down the pitch to the bowler

76.5

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, FOUR, like an obese midget, too short and too wide, Jones sees it early and cuts with power to the cover-point fence

76.6

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, driven to cover off the back foot

End of over 77 (5 runs) England 297/5
GO Jones    20* (41b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    22-2-74-0
A Flintoff    41* (58b 7x4)     

77.1

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, tossed up and outside the off, driven to cover

77.2

Warne to GO Jones, no run, well flighted and outside the off, defended past slip. streaky shot

77.3

Warne to GO Jones, no run, on the stumps and quite full, defended back down the pitch

77.4

Warne to GO Jones, 2 runs, full and down the leg side, swept to fine-leg to bring up the 300

77.5

Warne to GO Jones, no run, outside the off, left alone to the keeper

77.6

Warne to GO Jones, no run, full and on the pads, defended to the off side

End of over 78 (3 runs) England 300/5
GO Jones    22* (43b 2x4)      SK Warne    15-1-52-1
A Flintoff    42* (62b 7x4)     

78.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played to cover

78.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid-on

78.3

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 run, sghort of a length and on the off, driven to cover

78.4

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, 2 runs, cut away through cover-point

78.5

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, good length ball on the off, driven back to the bowler

78.6

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run

In all the excitement on the field we seem to have gotten carried away off it. We've made a mistake in scoring earlier and had given 3 of Andrew Flintoff's runs to Geraint Jones. Apologies to the big man and to you all. This has been fixed.

End of over 79 (3 runs) England 303/5
GO Jones    24* (49b 2x4)      MS Kasprowicz    23-2-77-0
A Flintoff    43* (62b 7x4)     

79.1

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, eased through the on side for a single

79.2

Warne to GO Jones, 1 run, a bit of drift down the leg side, worked through square-leg

79.3

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, short and a bit of width, cut well to the sweeper on the off-side boundary

79.4

Warne to GO Jones, no run, pushed through a bit fuller and on the stumps, defended to cover off the back foot

79.5

Warne to GO Jones, 1 run, quicker, flatter, straighter, bunted through cover

79.6

Warne to Flintoff, SIX, Flintoff brings up his half-century in style planting one foot down the pitch and thrashing the ball over square-leg!

And here comes the second new ball. Shaun Tait will have a go with it at the Radcliffe Road End

End of over 80 (10 runs) England 313/5
A Flintoff    54* (65b 7x4 1x6)      SK Warne    16-1-62-1
GO Jones    23* (52b 2x4)     

80.1

Tait to GO Jones, FOUR, very full and very straight, Jones has no trouble lacing this one through cover

80.2

Tait to GO Jones, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

80.3

Tait to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, driven off the back foot to the off side, just a hint of away swing for Tait here

80.4

Tait to GO Jones, no run, full and on the stumps, clipped to the on side

80.5

Tait to GO Jones, no run, fullish and on the off, defended down to point off the front foot

80.6

Tait to GO Jones, 1 leg bye, on the pads this time, Jones shapes to play but is hit on the pad, the ball runs down to fine-leg

Brett Lee shares the new ball with Tait

End of over 81 (5 runs) England 318/5
GO Jones    27* (54b 3x4)      SW Tait    15-1-66-2
A Flintoff    54* (69b 7x4 1x6)     

81.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off, tis one swings quite a bit away from Jones whop plays and misses

81.2

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, too full and on the pads, whipped through midwicket

81.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, good length and on the off, played back down the pitch to the bowler

81.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, just short of a good length, a touch outside the off, pacy, the ball pitches and shapes away, Flintoff leaves it well alone

81.5

Lee to Flintoff, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played down to gully

81.6

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, too full and a bit too straight as well, punched back down the pitch past the bowler to the long-on fence

End of over 82 (5 runs) England 323/5
A Flintoff    58* (73b 8x4 1x6)      B Lee    22-1-103-1
GO Jones    28* (56b 3x4)     

82.1

Tait to GO Jones, 1 run, short and a bit of width, cut away through point

82.2

Tait to Flintoff, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, a bit of away swing, left alone

82.3

Tait to Flintoff, FOUR, short one this time and Flintoff swivels and pulls with great power well in front of square

82.4

Tait to Flintoff, FOUR, Tait overcompensates this time and overpitches on off, driven strongly past mid-off

82.5

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

82.6

Tait to Flintoff, FOUR, again short, again Flintoff has no problems going back and pulling. Expensive over from Tait

End of over 83 (13 runs) England 336/5
A Flintoff    70* (78b 11x4 1x6)      SW Tait    16-1-79-2
GO Jones    29* (57b 3x4)     

83.1

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

83.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, good length ball on the off, eased to gully

83.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

83.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, very full and very straight, Jones plays late but manages to get an edge as the ball thuds into pad

83.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, another quick one, this cuts Jones in half as it comes in a touch

83.6

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, full and on the off, clipped to the on side for a single

End of over 84 (1 run) England 337/5
GO Jones    30* (63b 3x4)      B Lee    23-1-104-1
A Flintoff    70* (78b 11x4 1x6)     

84.1

Tait to GO Jones, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, defended off the back foot to the off side for a quick single

84.2

Tait to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid-off

84.3

Tait to Flintoff, 1 run, full once more and outside the off, squeezed wide of mid-off for a single

84.4

Tait to GO Jones, 1 run, too full, a full-toss even, outside the poff, a hint of away swing, driven through cover

84.5

Tait to Flintoff, 1 run, worked through the on side for a single that brings up the 100 partnership for the 5th wicket

84.6

Tait to GO Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to cover

End of over 85 (4 runs) England 341/5
GO Jones    32* (66b 3x4)      SW Tait    17-1-83-2
A Flintoff    72* (81b 11x4 1x6)     

85.1

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run

85.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played down to gully

85.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, another quick one just outside the off, Jones has a nibble and is lucky not to edge that one

85.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short of a length and on the off, defended back down the pitch

85.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short of a length and outside the off, cut hard but straight to point

85.6

Lee to GO Jones, no run, fuller and outside the off, played at and missed. End of another probing over from Lee

End of over 86 (1 run) England 342/5
GO Jones    32* (71b 3x4)      B Lee    24-1-105-1
A Flintoff    73* (82b 11x4 1x6)     

86.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, full and on the stumps, Flintoff plays and misses, hit on the pad, loud shout for the lbw, turned down

86.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, punched off the back foot to cover

86.3

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, driven uppishly but just short of a diving Ponting at cover

86.4

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run

86.5

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

86.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, driven hard but straight to cover

End of over 87 (maiden) England 342/5
A Flintoff    73* (88b 11x4 1x6)      MS Kasprowicz    24-3-77-0
GO Jones    32* (71b 3x4)     

87.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, good length ball on the off, played down to cover

87.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

87.3

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short ball dug in just outside the off, left alone to the keeper

87.4

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, full and straight, worked through square-leg

87.5

Lee to Flintoff, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, defended to the leg side

87.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, full and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

End of over 88 (1 run) England 343/5
A Flintoff    73* (90b 11x4 1x6)      B Lee    25-1-106-1
GO Jones    33* (75b 3x4)     

88.1

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, short of a good length and on the off, played at awkwardly, off the edge on to pad

88.2

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, 1 run, cut towards gully, Hayden half stops the ball but the batsmen go through for a single anyway

88.3

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, fullish and on the off, driven back past the bowler to mid-on

88.4

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to cover

88.5

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

88.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, another dead bat defensive shot and with that it is lunch on the second day of this Test

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End of over 89 (1 run) England 344/5
A Flintoff    73* (94b 11x4 1x6)      MS Kasprowicz    25-3-78-0
GO Jones    34* (77b 3x4)     

89.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off, Jones has a drive at it, the ball goes very close to the edge and there is a loud shout for the catch behind, turned down

89.2

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, down the leg side and easily flicked to fine-leg for a single

89.3

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, short this time and helped along to square-leg

89.4

Lee to GO Jones, FOUR, fullish and outside the off, squeezed down to third man

89.5

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, on the pads again and this provides no problem for Jones who flicks well

89.6

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, back of a length and on the stumps, played down to mid-on

End of over 90 (9 runs) England 353/5
GO Jones    42* (82b 4x4)      B Lee    26-1-115-1
A Flintoff    74* (95b 11x4 1x6)     

90.1

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run

90.2

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, angling down leg, worked to the on side

90.3

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, defended carefully, Flintoff has played well within himself here

90.4

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 4 leg byes, too full and down the leg side, Flintoff flicks and misses, the ball goes off the pad down to fine-leg

90.5

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 2 runs, once again down the leg side and easily swatted away

90.6

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 2 runs, fullish and outside the off this time, driven through cover

End of over 91 (9 runs) England 362/5
A Flintoff    78* (99b 11x4 1x6)      MS Kasprowicz    26-3-83-0
GO Jones    43* (84b 4x4)     

91.1

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, pushed through midwicket

91.2

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, eased through cover

91.3

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, once again there's an easy single out to cover and Flintoff takes it

91.4

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, short of a good length and outside the off, driven through cover

91.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short ball banged in but it is well down the leg side and easily left alone

91.6

Lee to GO Jones, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to point

End of over 92 (6 runs) England 368/5
GO Jones    48* (89b 4x4)      B Lee    27-1-121-1
A Flintoff    79* (100b 11x4 1x6)     

92.1

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, FOUR, too short and the ball just sits up on this flat deck, Flintoff creams it through square-leg. That was a savage blow

92.2

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, FOUR, too short once again and this time width outside the off, crashed through cover-point

92.3

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to gully

92.4

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, (no ball) FOUR, fullish, outside the off, no-ball, BANG! Flintoff smashes this one through cover to move into the 90s

92.4

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to cover

92.5

Kasprowicz to Flintoff, 1 run, good length ball outside the off, defended to cover for an easy single

92.6

Kasprowicz to GO Jones, no run, defended back down the pitch to end a costly over for Kasprowicz and Australia

End of over 93 (14 runs) England 382/5
GO Jones    48* (90b 4x4)      MS Kasprowicz    27-3-97-0
A Flintoff    92* (106b 14x4 1x6)     

93.1

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, full and traight, eased through the on side

93.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, played back down the pitch

93.3

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, eased through cover-point

93.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, full and swinging in, Flintoff tries to work the ball to the on side but can only manage a leading edge as he closes the face of the bat a touch too early

93.5

Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, squeezed down to third-man

93.6

Lee to GO Jones, 1 run, Jones drops this one at his feet and takes a quick single to get to 50!

End of over 94 (4 runs) England 386/5
GO Jones    50* (93b 4x4)      B Lee    28-1-125-1
A Flintoff    94* (109b 14x4 1x6)     

94.1

Warne to GO Jones, no run, tossed up and on the stumps, very full, patted back down the pitch

94.2

Warne to GO Jones, no run, full and on the off, defended towards cover

94.3

Warne to GO Jones, no run, flat and on the stumps, defended

94.4

Warne to GO Jones, FOUR, down the pitch and smashed back past the bowler for a boundary that signals intent

94.5

Warne to GO Jones, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, eased through cover to bring up the 150 partnership

94.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and on the pads, defended

End of over 95 (5 runs) England 391/5
A Flintoff    94* (110b 14x4 1x6)      SK Warne    17-1-67-1
GO Jones    55* (98b 5x4)     

95.1

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full-toss on the stumps, swinging in, Lee striving for the yorker, picked off to midwicket

95.2

Lee to GO Jones, no run, shot of a good length and outside the off, defended to cover

95.3

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, fullish and on the pads, worked through midwicket

95.4

Lee to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off, driven to mid-off

95.5

Lee to GO Jones, no run, worked to square-leg

95.6

Lee to GO Jones, 2 runs, full and on the off, driven to cover, misfield from Martyn gives the batsmen time to come back for a second

End of over 96 (4 runs) England 395/5
GO Jones    59* (104b 5x4)      B Lee    29-1-129-1
A Flintoff    94* (110b 14x4 1x6)     

96.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and on the off, defended back down thje pitch

96.2

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, eased to long-on

96.3

Warne to GO Jones, 1 run, full and on the pads, clipped through square-leg

96.4

Warne to Flintoff, 3 runs, on the pads and full, flick played, down to fine-leg to bring up the 400

96.5

Warne to GO Jones, no run

96.6

Warne to GO Jones, no run, full and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

End of over 97 (5 runs) England 400/5
GO Jones    60* (107b 5x4)      SK Warne    18-1-72-1
A Flintoff    98* (113b 14x4 1x6)     

97.1

Tait to Flintoff, 1 run, short of a length and on the pads, pulled down to fine-leg and Flintoff gets to 99

97.2

Tait to GO Jones, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played to gully

97.3

Tait to GO Jones, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, driven well inside out and through cover

97.4

Tait to GO Jones, no run, full and down the leg side, played at and missed

97.5

Tait to GO Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off, pushed to gully

97.6

Tait to GO Jones, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, played to the on side

End of over 98 (5 runs) England 405/5
GO Jones    64* (112b 6x4)      SW Tait    18-1-88-2
A Flintoff    99* (114b 14x4 1x6)     

98.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, tossed up, big turn, played at and missed

98.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, tossed up and far down the leg side, flick played and missed

98.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and down the leg side, kicked away

98.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full and down the leg side again, from round the wicket, kicked away

98.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, once again Flintoff patiently kicks the ball away

98.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, once again down the leg side, flintoff tries to flick but misses and is hit on the pad

End of over 99 (maiden) England 405/5
A Flintoff    99* (120b 14x4 1x6)      SK Warne    19-2-72-1
GO Jones    64* (112b 6x4)     

99.1

Tait to GO Jones, no run

99.2

Tait to GO Jones, no run, full and outside the off, played down to point

99.3

Tait to GO Jones, no run, good inswinging full delivery, Jones drives well to mid-on

99.4

Tait to GO Jones, no run, fullish and on the off, Tait straining for inswing, driven to short cover

99.5

Tait to GO Jones, no run, another full delivery that swings in late, defended to cover

99.6

Tait to GO Jones, no run, full once more, swinging in, defended back down the pitch and that makes it two maiden over on the trot

End of over 100 (maiden) England 405/5
GO Jones    64* (118b 6x4)      SW Tait    19-2-88-2
A Flintoff    99* (120b 14x4 1x6)     
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