The Ashes - 2nd Test

England v Australia

England won by 115 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

1.1

Flintoff to Katich, no run, on off stump, pushed away defensively

1.2

Flintoff to Katich, no run, angled across and no shot offered

1.3

Flintoff to Katich, no run, angled across and Katich lets it go

1.4

Flintoff to Katich, no run, "ohh-oh Freddie!" says Matt Prior, apparently encouraging Flintoff to keep bowling wide of off and not make Katich play

1.5

Flintoff to Katich, no run, ah, but that one is a corker. Pitches on off and seams away, bouncing sharply and beats the outside edge

1.6

Flintoff to Katich, no run, guided down towards gully

Australia 0/0   A Flintoff 1-1-0-0

3.1

Flintoff to Katich, no run, on off stump, Katich pushes away towards cover

3.2

Flintoff to Katich, no run, that's a good probing line, just a fraction outside off and good bounce, Katich lets it go

3.3

Flintoff to Katich, no run, good bounce again, Katich works it down into the ground and out to point

3.4

Flintoff to Katich, no run, no shot offered outside off, Katich isn't in any hurry to get off the mark

3.5

Flintoff to Katich, no run, on the pads and clipped to mid-on

3.6

Flintoff to Katich, no run, left alone outside off again

Australia 4/1   A Flintoff 2-2-0-0

5.1

Flintoff to Katich, no run, pushed across Katich, who lets it go

5.2

Flintoff to Katich, 4 leg byes, and that one strays down leg, Katich gets some part of his leg to make contact and it runs away to the boundary

5.3

Flintoff to Katich, no run, great ball! Angled in from around the wicket, then it seams away and bounces well, Katich plays and misses

5.4

Flintoff to Katich, no run, fuller this time, Katich defends

5.5

Flintoff to Katich, no run, angled in towards off, Katich blocks it away

5.6

Flintoff to Katich, no run, bouncer time, and Katich ducks under it comfortably

Australia 10/1   A Flintoff 3-3-0-0

7.1

Flintoff to Katich, no run, left alone outside off

7.2

Flintoff to Katich, no run, 89mph or 144kph, defended on off stump

7.3

Flintoff to Katich, no run, a bit of inswing from around the wicket, left alone

7.4

Flintoff to Katich, 1 run, and Katich gets off the mark, eventually, with a clip behind square leg

7.5

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off, Flintoff is really putting in here

7.6

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, solid in defence this time

Australia 11/2   A Flintoff 4-3-1-0

9.1

Flintoff to Katich, FOUR, bouncer, and that's well waited by Katich, who gets under it and guides an aerial cut over the cordon and away for four

9.2

Flintoff to Katich, no run, oh! Play and a miss! That's the really dangerous Flintoff ball, angled in from around the wicket, pitching and seaming away, beats the outside edge

9.3

Flintoff to Katich, no run, 90mph or 145kph, short of a length and Katich defends

9.4

Flintoff to Katich, no run, left alone outside off

9.5

Flintoff to Katich, no run, golly gee, that's another great ball, angling in and seaming away, beating Katich's bat and Flintoff is really causing the batsman some headaches here

9.6

Flintoff to Katich, no run, left alone this time

Australia 18/2   A Flintoff 5-3-5-0

11.1

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, bouncer! Hussey ducks it, but didn't look terribly comfortable in doing so

11.2

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, pushed away to point

11.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

11.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, shortish ball, guided down to point

11.5

Flintoff to Hussey, 1 run, yorker, but Hussey does well to keep it out and work it away to cover to get off the strike

11.6

Flintoff to Katich, no run, 92mph or 149kph, Katich lets it go off his body behind square, takes a run but it's adjudged a dead ball as he didn't play a shot

Australia 22/2   A Flintoff 6-3-6-0

29.1

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

29.2

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, wide of the crease, helping with his angle across the left-hander. And what an angle it was. Obtuse

29.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, pushed out to the off side

29.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, good pace (90.8mph), lifting up and away from the left-hander

29.5

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, ooh well bowled - straight bouncer to which he sways out of the way. That flew through

29.6

Flintoff to Hussey, 3 runs, a confident push out past cover for a couple. Nicely played

Australia 90/2   A Flintoff 7-3-9-0

31.1

Flintoff to Katich, 2 runs, uppishly driven, away from his body - not in control of that

31.2

Flintoff to Katich, no run, good length on the off stump and it's defended out to cover

31.3

Flintoff to Katich, no run, leaves this alone outside off, and again Flintoff's getting good lift off a decent length

31.4

Flintoff to Katich, 1 run, on the off stump Katich, as ever, shuffles to the off side and nudges to leg

31.5

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, very well bowled. Holds its line and, though it was a little too short, that wasn't far away from the off stump

31.6

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, ignored outside off

Australia 103/2   A Flintoff 8-3-12-0

33.1

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, ooh, a good nut from Flintoff - cuts back sharply on Clarke who shouldered arms

33.2

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, nasty bouncer. That flew - that really shot through

33.3

Flintoff to Clarke, 1 run, flicked to leg

33.4

Flintoff to Hussey, (no ball) 1 run, on his legs, nudged to leg and there's a gutsy and authoritative fifty from Hussey, from 82 balls

33.4

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, too wide, though it bent back slightly in the air. Clarke sways out of the way

33.5

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, solid defensive on the back foot. 93.6mph

33.6

Flintoff to Clarke, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

Australia 110/3   A Flintoff 9-3-15-0

35.1

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, down the leg side at 92.3mph, though Hussey did have a faint attempt at nudging. A fudging, if you like. Or perhaps not.

35.2

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, good one. Short and straight, zeroing in on his heart

35.3

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, squeezed out off a thick outside edge. Superb stop by a diving Pietersen at point

35.4

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, defended on the off stump. 93.6mph apparently, but I just can't believe or trust the speedo any longer

35.5

Flintoff to Hussey, no run, blocked off the back foot

35.6

Flintoff to Hussey, OUT, bowled him! He's bowled him! Hussey's left a straight one! 95.1mph on the off stump, held its line and smashed the top of off

MEK Hussey b Flintoff 51 (127m 91b 8x4 0x6) SR: 56.04

Australia 111/4   A Flintoff 10-4-15-1

37.1

Flintoff to Haddin, no run, big shout as Flintoff cuts this back in, but that'll be too high, surely. And yes, it's given not out, but Flintoff's bowling like the wind here - heavy, nasty deliveries

37.2

Flintoff to Haddin, FOUR, he's timed the leather off that! What a superb off-drive from Haddin, standing tall and holding the pose with a terrific, classy shot. This guy is a serious bat

37.3

Flintoff to Haddin, no run, shuffles back, gets right in line

37.4

Flintoff to Haddin, no run, that has flown through. Left alone outside off and it lifts nastily. Flintoff glares, sweat pouring off his head. What a terrifying sight he is

37.5

Flintoff to Haddin, no run, brilliant! Cuts back into Haddin, the ball gets trapped in the flap of his right pad. Haddin skips away from the fielder nervously with the ball still lodged, worried someone might pluck it and claim a catch, but eventually realises the ball is dead! Good moment; light and temporary relief in the midst of a hurricane of an over

37.6

Flintoff to Haddin, no run, left alone outside off to end a seriously fast over

Australia 118/5   A Flintoff 11-4-19-1

39.1

Flintoff to Haddin, no run, he jumps back to defend

39.2

Flintoff to Haddin, 2 leg byes, ooh, fends this off his hip I think. Aggressive, nasty bowling from Flintoff

39.3

Flintoff to Haddin, FOUR, what a shot! A square-drive of class and flair, playing it behind point. Superb stuff from Haddin. He's such a great player to watch

39.4

Flintoff to Haddin, 1 no ball, jumps back and defends

39.4

Flintoff to Haddin, 3 runs, that hurried him! Even on the back foot, Haddin had to jab down on it late and flick it through midwicket. Timed it well

39.5

Flintoff to North, no run, massive pace again from Flintoff and he's back, across and defending

39.6

Flintoff to North, no run, North steps back to block it off the back foot, and Flintoff - puce in the face, sweat pouring off him - glares back as though ready to knock his block off

Australia 132/5   A Flintoff 12-4-27-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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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