The Ashes - 2nd Test

England v Australia

England won by 115 runs

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

0.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, that shuttled through to Haddin low - very slow indeed. Bounced once before the keeper

0.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, a little wide, a touch quicker but still carries through low to Haddin

0.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, that's better. A bit more bite in the delivery

0.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, too wide and left alone outside off. No sign of swing yet

0.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, Strauss gets bat on ball for the first time this morning, crunching it with pleasing solidity out to cover

0.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, that's a ripper! A corking jaffa cuts and lifts away from Strauss, up the hill too - wonderful ball

England 0/0   BW Hilfenhaus 1-1-0-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 2-2-0-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 3-3-0-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 4-3-8-0

8.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 run, nudged out to the off side. Good call from Strauss and they nick a single

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   BW Hilfenhaus 5-3-13-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 6-4-13-0

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

13.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, ignored outside off

England 53/0   BW Hilfenhaus 7-4-16-0

15.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, angled across and Strauss leaves it

15.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, a bit of bounce and carry here, but left alone outside off

15.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, 88.9mph or 143.1kph, pushed across the body and left alone

15.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, Strauss pushes at this one, a thickish edge runs along the ground to Hussey at gully

15.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, straight-bat defence from Strauss, only a hint of swing

15.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, no shot offered once again, Hilfenhaus isn't really finding much swing

England 57/0   BW Hilfenhaus 8-5-16-0

17.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, shortish ball, Strauss misses his attempted pull

17.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, pushed across Strauss, who lets it go

17.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, no swing, Strauss can comfortably leave outside off

17.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, straighter line, makes Strauss play on off stump and he defends

17.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, no shot offered this time as the ball angles across Strauss once more

17.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, pushes defensively to mid-off

England 65/0   BW Hilfenhaus 9-6-16-0

29.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good ball with which to begin. On the off stump and defended

29.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, beaten outside off! A fine, fine delivery lifting on, and moving away from, Strauss

29.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, two in a row! Excellent stuff from Hilfenhaus and Strauss again feels for one outside his off stump

29.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good line, angling across Strauss who this time leaves alone

29.5

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

29.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

England 126/0   BW Hilfenhaus 10-7-16-0

31.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, on the off stump, defended on the back foot

31.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, very good ball on middle-and-off. Firmly defended on the back foot back to the bowler, but an impressive start by Hilfenhaus after lunch

31.3

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

31.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, Strauss shuffles back, defending with a straight bat out to mid-off

31.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, touch too wide and left alone

31.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, slightly squared up to point, but he played it late

England 126/0   BW Hilfenhaus 11-8-16-0

33.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

33.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, quick, full ball on 90.7mph. Good line too - Strauss defends, well back in his crease

33.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, a tempter outside off. Strauss ignores it

33.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, the firmest of defensives on the front foot by Strauss

33.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, woops. An attempted slower ball down the leg side

33.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, in the channel and left alone

England 134/0   BW Hilfenhaus 12-9-16-0

35.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 no ball, dropped or was that just short of Haddin? Either way it's a no-ball and a massive one from Hilfenhaus

35.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good line and left alone

35.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, onto the front foot, he drives solidly without really timing it, but sufficiently to bring up his half-century and he receives warm applause from a boozy Lord's crowd

35.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, solid defensive on the front foot

35.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, clumping front-foot drive through extra cover, though he hasn't quite timed it as well he might

35.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, excellent line on the off stump. Strauss, on the back foot, defends cautiously

35.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, a forcing back-foot defensive out to cover

England 141/0   BW Hilfenhaus 13-9-21-0

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   BW Hilfenhaus 14-9-30-0

51.1

Hilfenhaus to Bopara, no run, a hint of shape there, left alone outside off

51.2

Hilfenhaus to Bopara, FOUR, ooh! Driven just wide of the man at short extra cover! Good swing from Hilfenhaus, tempts Bopara to drive and Hughes diving to his right just can't quite get a hand on it

51.3

Hilfenhaus to Bopara, no run, nice shape once again, left alone

51.4

Hilfenhaus to Bopara, no run, no shot offered again, this is a good start from Hilfenhaus, who has swung every ball this over

51.5

Hilfenhaus to Bopara, no run, another one shapes away and it's left alone again

51.6

Hilfenhaus to Bopara, no run, good line and swings away, Bopara defends

England 210/1   BW Hilfenhaus 15-9-34-0

53.1

Hilfenhaus to Bopara, no run, left alone outside off

53.2

Hilfenhaus to Bopara, FOUR, ah, great shot! That's a super cover drive, he gets down onto one knee and carves that one off a full length

53.3

Hilfenhaus to Bopara, no run, another slashing drive, this one square, and it's in the air most of the way to point, bouncing just before it reaches Marcus North, who does well to stop it

53.4

Hilfenhaus to Bopara, no run, left alone outside off

53.5

Hilfenhaus to Bopara, no run, some curve again, that's pushed to cover

53.6

Hilfenhaus to Bopara, OUT, he's got him! That's a great ball, straightening instead of swinging, and Bopara is struck below the knee roll dead in front.

RS Bopara lbw b Hilfenhaus 18 (20m 19b 4x4 0x6) SR: 94.73

England 222/2   BW Hilfenhaus 16-9-38-1

55.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, a bit too wide outside off, it's left alone

55.2

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, groans from the Australians as Pietersen lunges at a drive outside off, it's swung away though and beats the outside edge

55.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, more swing, this one a touch wider so it's left alone

55.4

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, fullish ball, beats the bat

55.5

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, tries for a yorker but it's a low full toss, driven back to Hilfenhaus

55.6

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, good ball, shaping away and bouncing sharply, Pietersen looks to play and then gets the bat out of the way just in time

England 224/2   BW Hilfenhaus 17-10-38-1

57.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 1 no ball, no shot offered outside off

57.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, driven to mid-off

57.2

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, good shape away again, Pietersen defends

57.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 1 run, oops, KP didn't know where that one went, he tried to drive straight and got a thickish inside edge away to square leg

57.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, defended solidly this time

57.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, drives down the ground but can't beat mid-off

57.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, prodded away defensively

England 232/2   BW Hilfenhaus 18-10-40-1

59.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen leaves this one close to his off stump but it's not quite deja vu from Cardiff, this one sails over the stumps

59.2

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, FOUR, that's a good punchy off-drive, Pietersen gets to the pitch of it and helped it on its way nicely

59.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, drives in the same direction this time but can't beat Katich at mid-off

59.4

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, straighter ball and it's worked to leg

59.5

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, inside edge onto the pad

59.6

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 1 run, a quick single again, driven to mid-on and Strauss wasn't backing up at all, so he had to hustle to get through

England 246/2   BW Hilfenhaus 19-10-45-1

61.1

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, oh, KP almost a brain-freeze there! He's chopped it into the ground and as it bounces up he puts his hand out as if to grab it, then rethinks and leaves it, then thinks about handling it again, then remembers himself again and it doesn't roll back onto his stumps.

61.2

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, oh, another close one! He's tried to hook this one and it's flown off the top edge, lobs up behind square, Haddin can't quite get there in time

61.3

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, 1 run, clipped away to square leg and Pietersen will be happy to get off strike there

61.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off

61.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 3 runs, and there's the hundred for Strauss! He cuts it away behind point, McDonald on the boundary stops the four but three is enough and what a super innings it's been

61.6

Hilfenhaus to Pietersen, no run, defended to cover

England 255/2   BW Hilfenhaus 20-10-49-1

80.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, pushed away harmlessly to point

80.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, a thick edge here, Strauss slashes at one angled across him and it flies between second slip and gully, in the air but no danger there

80.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, that's a wonderful shot! Overpitched and Strauss simply leans into an on-drive, he's perfectly positioned and it races away to the boundary

80.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, no swing from Hilfenhaus, Strauss defends

80.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, fullish ball, driven to cover

80.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 no ball, angled across and left alone

80.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, good delivery, angled across and it moves sharply as it passes Strauss's outside edge

England 330/5   BW Hilfenhaus 21-10-58-1

82.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, down leg side, clips the pads and it's well stopped by Haddin

82.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 3 runs, on the pads and that's well clipped through midwicket, the somewhat recuperated Hauritz does the fielding

82.3

Hilfenhaus to Flintoff, OUT, gone! The old ball works out for Hilfenhaus. A great outswinger takes the edge of Flintoff's bat and Ponting and second slip snaffles the opportunity

A Flintoff c Ponting b Hilfenhaus 4 (16m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

82.4

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, inswing, definite shape with the old ball and Broad takes a sharpish blow to the nether-regions

82.5

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, good ball again, an off-stump line and swinging in towards middle, it's defended by Broad

82.6

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, ah, this one doesn't swing and Broad dabs at it, the ball beats his outside edge

England 333/6   BW Hilfenhaus 22-10-61-2

84.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, angled across him and left alone

84.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, swivels a pull around forward of square

84.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, there's a bit of swing in to the pads, Strauss defends

84.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, defended again on off stump

84.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, driven to cover, can't beat the field

84.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, nudged away to point for no run

England 340/6   BW Hilfenhaus 23-10-63-2

86.1

Hilfenhaus to Broad, 2 runs, Broad leans forward to drive through the leg side

86.2

Hilfenhaus to Broad, 1 run, good swing, brings it back in and Broad drives just past the bowler to hand the strike back to Strauss

86.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, clipped to mid-on and can't beat the field

86.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, angled across Strauss, who pokes it to the off-side

86.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 2 runs, and there's the 150 for Strauss, he's picked it up by jamming out a yorker length ball and driving it forward of point

86.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, 1 run, drops it into the on-side and they scamper through for a quick single

England 355/6   BW Hilfenhaus 24-10-69-2

88.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, outside off stump and left alone

88.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, good shot, fullish ball and Strauss watches it wonderfully, drives through cover and that's just a clean, risk-free stroke that epitomises his innings

88.3

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, no shot offered this time

88.4

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, left alone again, Hilfenhaus is trying to swing it in to Strauss

88.5

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, left alone outside off again

88.6

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, FOUR, another boundary, that one races away behind point

England 364/6   BW Hilfenhaus 25-10-77-2

90.1

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, no run, starts with a really stiff loosener, wide of the off stump

90.2

Hilfenhaus to Strauss, OUT, GOT HIM! Strauss leaves one which bends back - a disastrous leave from the England captain and his off stump is pegged back. What a start for Australia!

AJ Strauss b Hilfenhaus 161 (370m 268b 22x4 0x6) SR: 60.07

90.3

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, straighter delivery on the middle stump

90.4

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, nice, encouraging shape away from the right-handed Swann who leaves it alone

90.5

Hilfenhaus to Swann, no run, too wide and left alone

90.6

Hilfenhaus to Swann, FOUR, juicy. On his legs and beautifully clipped for four, though he will need to be wary of the one which straightens on him. Too full from Hilfenhaus though

England 368/7   BW Hilfenhaus 26-10-81-3

92.1

Hilfenhaus to Broad, FOUR, on his legs, pulled fine for four. Well played. Runs are suddenly at an absolute premium and much rests on Broad

92.2

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, that's a good leave to a ball wide of the off stump. No great movement back into the left-hander this time

92.3

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, short of a length and whipped to leg but he can't time it

92.4

Hilfenhaus to Broad, no run, this one holds its line outside off. Broad leaves alone

92.5

Hilfenhaus to Broad, FOUR, yowzers, that was close! Broad flung his bat a fuller delivery outside off and got a monstrous inside edge which nearly took out his stumps

92.6

Hilfenhaus to Broad, OUT, bowled him! Three in fifteen minutes for Australia as Broad again attempts a loose drive outside off and drags it on

SCJ Broad b Hilfenhaus 16 (50m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

England 378/9   BW Hilfenhaus 27-10-89-4

94.1

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, no run, ooh that bends back sharply into the left-hander who's rapped on the pads

94.2

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, no run, again, more inswing to Anderson who, to his credit, gets his head right over the ball to defend

94.3

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

94.4

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, no run

94.5

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, no run, nasty, horrid short ball - very, very well bowled indeed - but Anderson plays this well, jumping up and getting his hands high to fend the ball down

94.6

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, no run, an extravagant flay out to the off side

England 379/9   BW Hilfenhaus 28-11-89-4

96.1

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, 3 runs, good delivery - good thinking, at least - angling this across the left-hander but Anderson's played it nicely, guiding it past point for a single

96.2

Hilfenhaus to Onions, FOUR, bosh! Great stroke from Onions, slapping this past point off the back foot - almost an orthodox square cut, save for the fact he's a tail-ender. Still - an encouraging and crowd-cheering blow

96.3

Hilfenhaus to Onions, no run, short, wide and pushed out to the off side

96.4

Hilfenhaus to Onions, no run, ah, well bowled - almost too much movement for Hilfenhaus here, as the ball bent away markedly on the right-hander who, with tail-end jollity, tried to fling it over the slips and missed

96.5

Hilfenhaus to Onions, no run, so close! Terrific line from Hilfenhaus - the pick of Australia's bowlers in the series thus far, comfortably - and Onions again rather cluelessly flapped and missed

96.6

Hilfenhaus to Onions, 1 run, full enough to drive, so he does drive and gets a single out to McDonald at deep extra cover

England 394/9   BW Hilfenhaus 29-11-97-4

98.1

Hilfenhaus to Onions, 1 run, Onions! He's gone for a highly ambitious Viv Richards-esque pull on the front foot, but finds mid-on - who flings in a throw but it's wide! More runs for England

98.2

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, 2 runs, nudged off his hip

98.3

Hilfenhaus to Anderson, 1 run, Anderson pushed out to the off side

98.4

Hilfenhaus to Onions, no run, ooh, full and swinging away from Onions who drives and misses

98.5

Hilfenhaus to Onions, no run, shorter delivery and Onions is showing a propensity for the pull - immense relish (sorry) for pulling Hilfenhaus with one-legged jollity

98.6

Hilfenhaus to Onions, 2 runs, lifts this over extra cover! Onions on fire here (sorry)

England 407/9   BW Hilfenhaus 30-11-103-4

100.1

Hilfenhaus to Onions, no run, defended out to cover, defended very solidly

100.2

Hilfenhaus to Onions, no run, beaten outside off - moved away just enough to beat the shaky technique of Onions

100.3

Hilfenhaus to Onions, no run, on that's unfairly close, it really is! An inch, no more, from taking Onions' outside edge

100.4

Hilfenhaus to Onions, no run, these are too good for Onions. He plays and misses to another outswinger

100.5

Hilfenhaus to Onions, no run, fuller and Onions gets in line, defending it solidly this time

100.6

Hilfenhaus to Onions, no run, outside off, he shuffles back to defend

England 419/9   BW Hilfenhaus 31-12-103-4
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 20-23, 2009
England won by 197 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Aug 7-9, 2009
Australia won by an innings and 80 runs
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 30-Aug 3, 2009
Match drawn
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 16-20, 2009
England won by 115 runs
England v Australia at Cardiff - Jul 8-12, 2009
Match drawn
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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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