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   MG Johnson 1-0-5-0

3.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, Strauss leaves it alone outside off

3.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, quick ball, 91.4mph, but comfortably wide from Johnson

3.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, a better line, but it's remarkable to see the speed gun report that at 91.2mph when the ball barely carried through. It's a deathly slow pitch, this. An absolute pudding, as it has been for about four years

3.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, outside off, left alone

3.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, good, testing line on the off stump, forcing Strauss back into a defensive block to leg

3.6

Johnson to Strauss, 2 runs, neat turn of the wrists through midwicket. Strauss off the mark

England 7/0   MG Johnson 2-0-7-0

5.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

5.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, better ball - that's a good, tough delivery to face. A bouncer and he sways out of the way

5.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, in the channel but comfortably left alone

5.4

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, awful ball to a man so comfortable on the back foot. Smashed for four past point.

5.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, fuller and better length, though that too came right out of the meat, shooting to mid-off

5.6

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, slightly uppishly flicked but powerfully hit through midwicket off the middle of the bat. Pure timing and a poor ball is capitalised upon by Strauss

England 15/0   MG Johnson 3-0-15-0

7.1

Johnson to Strauss, 2 runs, squeezed off the back foot behind square. "Waiting, waiting - yeah go on, go on" is the urgent call by Strauss.

7.2

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, horrifically wide! Strauss flung the bat at it and did really well to even get bat on it, let alone time it as well as he did

7.3

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, and that's on his legs and four more to Strauss! The easiest of gimmees

7.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, miles down the leg side

7.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, short, and mis-cut down to the slips

7.6

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, better length but a little too straight and worked behind square

England 34/0   MG Johnson 4-0-26-0

11.1

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, on his pads and nudged behind square for a single

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   MG Johnson 5-0-31-0

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   MG Johnson 6-0-39-0

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   MG Johnson 7-0-47-0

20.1

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, worked away to leg

20.2

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

20.3

Johnson to Cook, 1 run, pulled to square leg

20.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, on line, defended back down the pitch

20.5

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, cut away beautifully by Strauss, another short, wide, bad ball from Johnson

20.6

Johnson to Strauss, no run, fullish length, driven back to the bowler

England 80/0   MG Johnson 8-0-53-0

45.1

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, oh dear! What a terrible start. Short, wide and square cut for four. And immediately Johnson's back under pressure

45.2

Johnson to Strauss, 2 runs, an identical shot but McDonald fields it this time. The crowd are beginning to get on Australia's back here, cheering with ironic delight at just about everything they do

45.3

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, nudged off his pads

45.4

Johnson to Cook, 1 run, flicked off his toes

45.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, short, wide and Strauss attempts an uppercut but misses

45.6

Johnson to Strauss, no run, defended on the back foot

England 187/0   MG Johnson 9-0-61-0

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

47.3

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, slashed over the cordon and away to third man for a boundary, that was short and wide and dispatched with delight

47.4

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads and clipped to fine leg

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

47.6

Johnson to Bopara, no run, and Johnson is back to a poor line, short and down leg side

England 196/1   MG Johnson 10-0-67-1

49.1

Johnson to Bopara, FOUR, shouts of 'catch it' but there's no fielder near that, it's clipped uppishly off his pads, over square leg for a stylish boundary to get off the mark

49.2

Johnson to Bopara, no run, better line, just outside off, and defended

49.3

Johnson to Bopara, no run, not a bad short one there, it was at least aimed at the body, but Bopara walks across his stumps and gets out of the way

49.4

Johnson to Bopara, no run, 90mph or 146kph, angled across Bopara, who leaves

49.5

Johnson to Bopara, 2 runs, on the hips and it's comfortably worked away to deep backward square

49.6

Johnson to Bopara, FOUR, too full and Bopara is quickly onto that one and drives sweetly through cover

England 206/1   MG Johnson 11-0-77-1

75.1

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, starts nicely with out just outside the off stump, which Collingwood watches pass by

75.2

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

75.3

Johnson to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, on his pads, Collingwood tucks it for a single to bring up England's 300. It's a start. A good start, but only a start.

75.4

Johnson to Strauss, 1 leg bye, down the leg side and off his pads. Johnson yelps half an appeal but it's miles down the leg side

75.5

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, breaking news: swing spotted bending ever so slightly back into Collingwood

75.6

Johnson to Collingwood, 1 run, patted off his pads for a rinky dinky single

England 302/3   MG Johnson 12-0-78-1

77.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, and action immediately as Strauss edges but it falls just short of Ponting at second slip

77.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, pushed away to the off side

77.3

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads, Strauss flicks a single behind square

77.4

Johnson to Prior, no run, and he drives edgily to the man at gully

77.5

Johnson to Prior, FOUR, guided, although that might be a generous description, between gully and third slip and it runs away for a boundary

77.6

Johnson to Prior, FOUR, and that's almost a carbon copy. Prior drives outside off, it flies away behind gully for four more

England 311/4   MG Johnson 13-0-87-1

79.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, bouncer from Johnson, it's too short though and poses no threat to Strauss

79.2

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, 80mph or 129kph, Strauss flicks it off his hips to fine-leg

79.3

Johnson to Prior, OUT, what a cracker! Johnson has got one to swing back in to the right-hander Prior and it's through the gate, takes off stump. Australia are well and truly back in this!

MJ Prior b Johnson 8 (13m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

79.4

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, oops, down leg side and Haddin does well to take it

79.5

Johnson to Flintoff, FOUR, Flintoff gets off the mark with a lovely clip off his pads through square, but that was another ball that swung in to the right-hander

79.6

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, this one doesn't straighten and it's left alone outside off

England 321/5   MG Johnson 14-0-92-2

81.1

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, digs it in short, so no chance to swing, and Flintoff nudges it down into the ground

81.2

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, short again, pushing Flintoff back to defend

81.3

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, another bouncer, even shorter though, and Flintoff ducks it

81.4

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, fullish length, Flintoff leaves a ball moving across him just outside off, no inswing there

81.5

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, ah, there's the delivery that Johnson was setting him up for, a bit of inswing but it just wasn't quite full enough, straightens and Flintoff gets a blow to his groin. "Struck amidships," says David Lloyd

81.6

Johnson to Flintoff, no run, fuller length, Flintoff drives and clunks it into the turf

England 330/5   MG Johnson 15-1-92-2

83.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, defended safely, no swing there

83.2

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, shortish outside off, Strauss cuts it away for a single

83.3

Johnson to Broad, 1 run, no swing from Johnson, it's flicked to leg for a single

83.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, dead straight ball, dead straight-bat defence

83.5

Johnson to Strauss, 3 runs, flicked away wristily through midwicket, that's a good shot and in among the wickets Strauss just keeps accumulating

83.6

Johnson to Broad, no run, short, just outside off, and Broad leaves it

England 338/6   MG Johnson 16-1-97-2

85.1

Johnson to Broad, 3 runs, good ball to begin with, a hint of outswing and Broad pushes past point and picks up three as Hauritz chases it down

85.2

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, too short this time, and wide outside off, Strauss cuts and makes no effort to keep it down, there's no need to as it flies safely down to the vacant third-man region

85.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, outside off, left alone

85.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, fuller length, Strauss drives to mid-on

85.5

Johnson to Strauss, 2 runs, almost a boundary there, Strauss clips a straight one off his pads away to deep square leg, where Hilfenhaus runs around and makes a good sliding save

85.6

Johnson to Strauss, no run, probing outside off, maybe just a hint of swing, Strauss lets it go

England 349/6   MG Johnson 17-1-106-2

87.1

Johnson to Strauss, no run, oops, that's more the Johnson we've seen today. A full toss down leg side

87.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, short ball now, Strauss sways out of the way

87.3

Johnson to Strauss, no run, good ball, shortish outside off and Strauss looks to defend then gets the bat out of the way in time

87.4

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, angled in to the pads, Strauss clips it to square leg

87.5

Johnson to Broad, no run, on the back foot, clunking a drive out to cover

87.6

Johnson to Broad, no run, play and a miss! Outside off and no real swing, but Broad can't get bat on ball

England 356/6   MG Johnson 18-1-107-2

89.1

Johnson to Broad, no run, on off stump, Broad defends

89.2

Johnson to Broad, no run, Johnson slams it down short and wide outside off, I'd say it was a tired ball except he's been doing that for much of the day

89.3

Johnson to Broad, no run, good line this time, no swing though, and Broad gets in behind it to defend

89.4

Johnson to Broad, no run, some sharp bounce late in the day here, Broad gets out of the way

89.5

Johnson to Broad, no run, that's the slower one, but it's down leg side and no contact is made

89.6

Johnson to Broad, no run, handled comfortably by Broad, who blocks it in front of off stump

England 364/6   MG Johnson 19-2-107-2

97.1

Johnson to Onions, 1 run, little nudge to midwicket and they steal a single. Johnson's sick as a parrot - can't believe they stole a single

97.2

Johnson to Anderson, 1 run, short of a length and guided out to the off side. Neatly played

97.3

Johnson to Onions, no run, down the leg side

97.4

Johnson to Onions, 1 run, guided out to the off side

97.5

Johnson to Anderson, no run, fuller delivery, nicely bowled, but nicely defended too - pushed out quite crisply to the off side

97.6

Johnson to Anderson, FOUR, pressure on Johnson! Superb back-foot drive, elegantly driven past point to send a packed Lord's crowd into delirium. Nothing like a tailender boshing quick runs

England 401/9   MG Johnson 20-2-114-2

99.1

Johnson to Anderson, FOUR, take that. Superb stroke, but another poor delivery from Johnson - just too full and much, much too wide. Anderson steps back, rocks back, and flangs it through extra cover

99.2

Johnson to Anderson, FOUR, Johnson tries to correct his line but it's much too straight, this time, and it's down the leg side for four more!

99.3

Johnson to Anderson, no run, short of a length and hurries into the rib-cage area of Anderson who tucks it to leg

99.4

Johnson to Anderson, no run, back of a length and again nicely defended by a steely eyed Anderson, defending on the back foot and down by his toes. Boycott will be proud

99.5

Johnson to Anderson, no run, again short, targetting his chest and Anderson is back and defending

99.6

Johnson to Anderson, FOUR, four more - and that's a very clever shot indeed. Short, wide - awful, frankly, from Johnson - and uppercut over backward point for four more

England 419/9   MG Johnson 21-2-126-2

101.1

Johnson to Anderson, 1 run, steps to leg and flicks this behind square. Misfield from fine leg but they don't think about two

101.2

Johnson to Onions, 1 run, slashed hard - catch that! But no, it flies short of third man

101.3

Johnson to Anderson, FOUR, what a shot! Anderson is playing quite brilliantly here, driving on the up and opening the face. Deep backward point hasn't a hope. Class from Anderson

101.4

Johnson to Anderson, OUT, got him this time! Got big on him and square cut it low to gully who took a fine catch

JM Anderson c Hussey b Johnson 29 (47m 25b 5x4 0x6) SR: 116.00

England 425/10   MG Johnson 21.4-2-132-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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

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

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