The Ashes - 2nd Test

England v Australia

England won by 115 runs

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

1.1

Johnson to Cook, FOUR, "catch! yowwww" cry the slips but it's off the meat of Cook's blade, flicking behind square for four

1.2

Johnson to Cook, no run, good comeback! My word, that was close to Cook's off stump at all! Nor, indeed, Cook's outside edge

1.3

Johnson to Cook, no run, outside off and left alone by Cook. No swing for Johnson

1.4

Johnson to Cook, no run, outside off and left alone. Too wide, and there really is no pace in this pitch. That carried through low to Haddin, too

1.5

Johnson to Cook, no run, on his legs at 91.6mph, clipped to North at square leg

1.6

Johnson to Cook, 1 run, on the back foot, then rocks forward to nudge it for a single. Nicely done. Steals the strike

England 5/0   AN Cook 5* (6b 1x4)

2.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, defended to leg

2.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, good line, defended on the back foot out to the off side

2.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, that's a good length from Hilfenhaus - the sort at which Cook often feels for outside his off stump. He didn't, this time...

2.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, touch of swing back into Cook, down the slope

2.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, swings back into Cook who defends

2.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, lovely delivery on middle-and-off, bending sharply back into the left-hander who is quite late on it - and again his head falls over, in a manner of speaking

England 5/0   AN Cook 5* (12b 1x4)

4.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

4.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, really very wide indeed. Left alone, comfortably

4.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, wideish again, cutting up the hill wider still

4.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, well wide of the off stump again

4.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, well, that's just too wide. No point even thinking about playing at that

4.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, at last Cook is made to play, and he defends solidly

England 7/0   AN Cook 5* (18b 1x4)

6.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, better ball - nice and full, and Cook's driving outside off

6.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, Cook will get four of the ugliest runs here. This is exactly how he fell at Cardiff, feeling at this wider delivery away from his body and it runs down past gully for four

6.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

6.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, excellent line just outside off, left alone by Cook

6.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, on the back foot, Cook's back and watchfully defending

6.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, edged just wide of second slip! Horrible shot by Cook, driving on the up and he's late on it, feeling for it - Ponting was a little late on that, diving to his left

England 23/0   AN Cook 13* (24b 3x4)

8.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

8.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, ooh, shot. Shot from Cook. Pulling confidently - fast hands. The ball does nothing alarming whatsoever. No swing and it's powered through midwicket

8.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, defended solidly on the front foot

8.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, well wide and left alone

8.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, ignored outside off

England 39/0   AN Cook 17* (29b 4x4)

9.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, a reasonable line outside off and left alone

9.3

Siddle to Cook, no run, better carry through to Haddin, reaching him at waist height. A touch too wide

9.4

Siddle to Cook, no run, squared up a touch here, squeezing it out to the off side. Played late, though

9.5

Siddle to Cook, no run, wide enough to be left alone

9.6

Siddle to Cook, 1 run, nudged off his pads

England 41/0   AN Cook 18* (34b 4x4)

10.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, leaves this alone outside off

10.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, left alone outside off. Too wide, really

10.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, solid defensive on the off stump. Head over the ball

10.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

10.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone again

10.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, ignored outside off. A maiden

England 41/0   AN Cook 18* (40b 4x4)

11.2

Johnson to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump and Cook shuffles forward before deciding to leave it alone

11.3

Johnson to Cook, no run, bowled - well bowled. Much better from Johnson, attacking the off stump - the corridor just outside - and that kept low on Cook, passing his outside edge

11.4

Johnson to Cook, FOUR, well, not entirely in control really - feeling for it outside off and playing it down through the gully

11.5

Johnson to Cook, no run, that's pacey! A bouncer outside off

11.6

Johnson to Cook, no run, another bouncer but comfortably left alone

England 46/0   AN Cook 22* (45b 5x4)

13.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, ignored outside off. No great swing on offer

13.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, squeezed out on the front foot to point

13.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, good line and length. Cook leaves it well alone

13.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, wide enough of the off stump to leave it alone, so Cook does just that

13.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 3 runs, oh, beautifully played by Cook, taking a solid step down the pitch and driving through extra cover - holding the post. A well-timed push

England 53/0   AN Cook 25* (50b 5x4)

14.1

Siddle to Cook, no run, comfortably wide of the off stump and left alone

14.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, onto the front foot, he defends solidly

14.3

Siddle to Cook, no run, that flies through to Haddin outside off. Rare good carry

14.4

Siddle to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

14.5

Siddle to Cook, FOUR, four more! He mistimed this pull - it was as though he was batting with a plank of plywood, but no one's out there at deep square leg and everything's going England's way

14.6

Siddle to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

England 57/0   AN Cook 29* (56b 6x4)

16.1

Johnson to Cook, FOUR, short, wide and treated appropriately by Cook, who cuts hard forward of point and it flies away to the boundary

16.2

Johnson to Cook, FOUR, another bad ball, Cook hammers this one even better, he gets over it and punches off the back foot through cover

16.3

Johnson to Cook, no run, better ball this time, tries for a yorker and it's kept out easily

16.4

Johnson to Cook, no run, good line now, he's pushed it in towards the off stump, that's the sort of ball that had Cook lbw in the second innings at Cardiff, but here he gets the full face of the bat on it

16.5

Johnson to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

16.6

Johnson to Cook, no run, short outside off again, this one is perhaps not quite as wide and Cook can't quite beat point with his cut

England 65/0   AN Cook 37* (62b 8x4)

18.1

Johnson to Cook, no run, just outside off stump, Cook pushes confidently to cover

18.2

Johnson to Cook, no run, angled in towards the off stump, Cook defends

18.3

Johnson to Cook, no run, prodded away from outside off stump

18.4

Johnson to Cook, no run, 89mph or 143kph, left alone outside off

18.5

Johnson to Cook, FOUR, good shot, he's picked off a fullish ball on middle stump and Cook flicks a confident drive through midwicket

18.6

Johnson to Cook, FOUR, another boundary from Cook, Johnson bangs it in short but it doesn't get up terribly high and it's pulled through midwicket magnificently

England 73/0   AN Cook 45* (68b 10x4)

19.6

Siddle to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

England 74/0   AN Cook 45* (69b 10x4)

20.2

Johnson to Cook, no run, on line, pushed to leg

20.3

Johnson to Cook, 1 run, pulled to square leg

England 76/0   AN Cook 46* (71b 10x4)

21.1

Siddle to Cook, no run, no shot offered outside off

21.2

Siddle to Cook, FOUR, guided away behind point nicely and that brings up a really impressive half-century from Cook

21.3

Siddle to Cook, no run, tempts him a bit here with a ball that moves away just outside off, beats the outside edge

21.4

Siddle to Cook, no run, a bit wider of off, Cook doesn't have to play

21.5

Siddle to Cook, 4 byes, great ball! Siddle has managed to get this one to straighten up the hill and Cook leaves, it doesn't miss off stump by much, and Haddin was just as surprised as Cook, and didn't glove it

21.6

Siddle to Cook, no run, an lbw shout this time, similar ball and Cook leaves, it clips his pad but possibly too high and maybe not straightening quite enough

England 88/0   AN Cook 50* (77b 11x4)

22.4

Hauritz to Cook, no run, tossed up outside off, no real spin there, Cook defends

22.5

Hauritz to Cook, no run, Cook gets a good stride in and defends

22.6

Hauritz to Cook, no run, good ball, just outside off and it's quick off the pitch, Cook gets down to push it away

England 89/0   AN Cook 50* (80b 11x4)

23.6

Siddle to Cook, no run, guided away towards point

England 99/0   AN Cook 50* (81b 11x4)

24.3

Hauritz to Cook, no run, defended to off

24.4

Hauritz to Cook, 1 run, quicker and flatter, worked away towards square leg

England 101/0   AN Cook 51* (83b 11x4)

25.1

Siddle to Cook, FOUR, well played, it's shortish but only really stomach height and Cook pulls it away nicely through midwicket

25.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, probing outside off and that's left alone

25.3

Siddle to Cook, no run, better length, trying to entice a drive, but it's left alone outside off

25.4

Siddle to Cook, no run, Cook prods at this one but the angle in towards him beats the bat

25.5

Siddle to Cook, 3 runs, on the pads, comfortably clipped away to deep square leg

England 108/0   AN Cook 58* (88b 12x4)

26.1

Hauritz to Cook, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Cook pushes it away and gets a single

England 109/0   AN Cook 59* (89b 12x4)

27.1

Siddle to Cook, no run, much better from Siddle, just outside off, the right length, Cook hangs the bat out and it beats the edge

27.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, fuller length, driven back to the bowler

27.3

Siddle to Cook, no run, a big grunt from Siddle, but no threat from that ball as it's pushed away with ease towards cover

27.4

Siddle to Cook, FOUR, good shot, Cook gets one on a drivable length and so he does just that, leaning into it and guiding it through cover for a boundary

27.5

Siddle to Cook, no run, similar shot from Cook but this one doesn't beat the man at cover

27.6

Siddle to Cook, FOUR, a bit of swing in but it ends up on the pads, it's clipped away ever so easily through square leg

England 125/0   AN Cook 67* (95b 14x4)

30.1

Hauritz to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump, teasing Cook. He will not be teased, though

30.2

Hauritz to Cook, no run, tighter line. Cook's forward

30.3

Hauritz to Cook, no run, nice length and good, slowish pace. Left alone

30.4

Hauritz to Cook, no run, Cook's forward and defending solidly

30.5

Hauritz to Cook, no run, defended solidly

30.6

Hauritz to Cook, no run, drives this smoothly out to cover, but that's exactly where Hauritz wants Cook driving - feeling for it outside off. He does love a feel, Cook

England 126/0   AN Cook 67* (101b 14x4)

32.1

Hauritz to Cook, no run, ooh, nice and short and he tries to whip it through midwicket but can't time it.

32.2

Hauritz to Cook, no run, another short one, wide of the off stump this time. Cut to point

32.3

Hauritz to Cook, no run, tossed up outside off. Better from the bowler

32.4

Hauritz to Cook, FOUR, fullish but Cook - well! - he's pulled it in front of square for four! Horrid, cross-batted flog across the line. A slightly desperate looking shot really

32.5

Hauritz to Cook, no run, defended on the back foot

32.6

Hauritz to Cook, FOUR, another heave across the line and it's four! Well, he didn't look in control of that but it's four more

England 134/0   AN Cook 75* (107b 16x4)

34.1

Hauritz to Cook, 1 run, swept from outside the off stump. Well outside the off stump. Hmm...

34.5

Hauritz to Cook, no run, steps outside the off stump and pads it away

34.6

Hauritz to Cook, no run, again he pads away

England 136/0   AN Cook 76* (110b 16x4)

36.1

Hauritz to Cook, no run, flighted on middle-and-off, Cook nudges it purposefully to the leg side

36.2

Hauritz to Cook, 1 run, too straight and nicely tickled to leg

England 142/0   AN Cook 77* (112b 16x4)

37.1

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, nicely left alone outside off

37.2

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, on the off stump and defended out to the off side

37.3

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, awooga! That was a fine delivery - lifting on the left-hander who tried to drive and missed it, but only by a smidgen

37.4

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, now that's a fine stroke! A very impressive pull, on the front foot through midwicket for four. Serious power

37.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, 1 no ball, defended on the front foot - good line on off stump, but again a no-ball

37.5

Hilfenhaus to Cook, no run, driven solidly back to the bowler

37.6

Hilfenhaus to Cook, FOUR, oh he's on fire, Cook. That wasn't too short at all, yet he still had plenty of time to rock back and pull him through midwicket. Similar shot which Vaughan made his own - not that I'm making premature comparisons; far from it - picking up the length quickly and pulling it strongly. Not something we have said about Cook before

England 151/0   AN Cook 85* (119b 18x4)

38.4

North to Cook, no run, wide of the off stump and spinning away

38.5

North to Cook, no run, left alone outside off

38.6

North to Cook, no run, a proddy defensive, leaning forward like an old man prodding the pavement with a walking stick

England 154/0   AN Cook 85* (122b 18x4)

39.4

Siddle to Cook, no run, that squared Cook up, well bowled. Cook can look so unconvincing at the crease sometimes

39.5

Siddle to Cook, no run, good line outside off. Blocked off the back foot

39.6

Siddle to Cook, no run, driven square of the wicket

England 155/0   AN Cook 85* (125b 18x4)

40.2

North to Cook, 1 run, cut hard once more

40.5

North to Cook, no run, clamps forward to defend

40.6

North to Cook, no run, rubbish shot from Cook. An attempted pull and he could easily have top-edged that. Still, he gets away with it. Quite why he didn't just plant his foot and drive straight, I don't know, but then I don't play Test cricket, I only write words about it

England 158/0   AN Cook 86* (128b 18x4)

41.2

Siddle to Cook, no run, too wide and left alone

41.3

Siddle to Cook, 2 runs, neat stroke, flicking it in front of square for a couple

41.4

Siddle to Cook, no run, turned to leg

41.5

Siddle to Cook, no run, onto the front foot and he blocks it to cover

41.6

Siddle to Cook, no run, on the back foot, he defends

England 161/0   AN Cook 88* (133b 18x4)

42.3

North to Cook, 1 run, driven out to mid-off. Who misfields! Ponting the man...oh dear. He's having a shocker out there

England 167/0   AN Cook 89* (134b 18x4)

44.1

North to Cook, no run, wide and spinning wider

44.2

North to Cook, no run, wide. Again

44.3

North to Cook, no run, another very, very wide delivery. This is just odd

44.4

North to Cook, 2 runs, darts down the leg side. Square leg sends in an awful throw and they get overthrows

44.5

North to Cook, no run, outside off and turning away

44.6

North to Cook, no run, defended on the back foot

England 179/0   AN Cook 91* (140b 18x4)

45.4

Johnson to Cook, 1 run, flicked off his toes

England 187/0   AN Cook 92* (141b 18x4)

46.1

North to Cook, no run, tossed up outside off, some turn, but left alone

46.2

North to Cook, 1 run, too wide this time, cut away to deep point

46.6

North to Cook, 1 run, good, quick running as they grab a fast single to cover

England 190/0   AN Cook 94* (144b 18x4)

47.1

Johnson to Cook, no run, outside off stump, left alone

47.2

Johnson to Cook, 1 run, yorker length, clipped away for a single through midwicket

47.5

Johnson to Cook, OUT, oh dear! Cook misses his century and Johnson, of all people gets the breakthrough! It's a straight ball that keeps a touch low and strikes Cook in line, Billy Doctrove gives him lbw

AN Cook lbw b Johnson 95 (190m 147b 18x4 0x6) SR: 64.62

England 196/1   AN Cook 95 (147b 18x4)
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Jul 20, 2009

The <I>Evening Standard</I> celebrates England's win, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, July 20, 2009

The Evening Standard celebrates England's win

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Jul 20, 2009

Ricky Ponting shakes hands with Andrew Flintoff, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, 5th day, July 20, 2009

Ricky Ponting shakes hands with Andrew Flintoff

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