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

England 4/0   AN Cook 4* (1b 1x4)   MG Johnson 0.1-0-4-0

5.4

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

England 11/0   AJ Strauss 6* (16b 1x4)   MG Johnson 2.4-0-11-0

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   AJ Strauss 10* (18b 2x4)   MG Johnson 3-0-15-0

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

England 19/0   AN Cook 9* (20b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 3.2-3-4-0

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)   BW Hilfenhaus 4-3-8-0

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

England 29/0   AJ Strauss 16* (20b 3x4)   MG Johnson 3.2-0-21-0

7.3

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

England 33/0   AJ Strauss 20* (21b 4x4)   MG Johnson 3.3-0-25-0

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

England 39/0   AN Cook 17* (26b 4x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 4.3-3-13-0

11.4

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

England 46/0   AN Cook 22* (43b 5x4)   MG Johnson 4.4-0-31-0

12.6

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, there we go. The third attempt is placed better and rockets to the extra-cover boundary for four. Shot!

England 50/0   AJ Strauss 28* (33b 5x4)   PM Siddle 2-0-6-0

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

England 57/0   AN Cook 29* (55b 6x4)   PM Siddle 2.5-0-10-0

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

England 61/0   AN Cook 33* (57b 7x4)   MG Johnson 5.1-0-35-0

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

England 65/0   AN Cook 37* (58b 8x4)   MG Johnson 5.2-0-39-0

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

England 69/0   AN Cook 41* (67b 9x4)   MG Johnson 6.5-0-43-0

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)   MG Johnson 7-0-47-0

20.5

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

England 80/0   AJ Strauss 34* (54b 6x4)   MG Johnson 7.5-0-53-0

21.2

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

England 84/0   AN Cook 50* (73b 11x4)   PM Siddle 4.2-0-15-0

25.1

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

England 105/0   AN Cook 55* (84b 12x4)   PM Siddle 6.1-0-23-0

26.2

Hauritz to Strauss, FOUR, that's a good sweep from Strauss, he's smothered the ball nicely just outside off and it runs away to deep midwicket, where Siddle can't quite make the save

England 113/0   AJ Strauss 42* (70b 7x4)   NM Hauritz 2.2-0-7-0

26.4

Hauritz to Strauss, FOUR, good shot again, Strauss waits on this one and turns it into a paddle sweep that runs to fine leg

England 117/0   AJ Strauss 46* (72b 8x4)   NM Hauritz 2.4-0-11-0

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

England 121/0   AN Cook 63* (93b 13x4)   PM Siddle 7.4-0-30-0

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)   PM Siddle 8-0-34-0

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

England 130/0   AN Cook 71* (105b 15x4)   NM Hauritz 5.4-1-16-0

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)   NM Hauritz 6-1-20-0

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

England 146/0   AN Cook 81* (116b 17x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 13.4-9-25-0

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)   BW Hilfenhaus 14-9-30-0

43.3

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, awful delivery I'm afraid. Way, way too short and wide. Strauss capitalises, thumping him in front of square for four

England 172/0   AJ Strauss 65* (130b 9x4)   PM Siddle 10.3-0-42-0

43.4

Siddle to Strauss, (no ball) FOUR, four more. And it's a no-ball. Siddle tries to correct his line but it's down the leg side and flicked for another boundary

England 177/0   AJ Strauss 69* (131b 10x4)   PM Siddle 10.3-0-47-0

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

England 183/0   AJ Strauss 73* (135b 11x4)   MG Johnson 8.1-0-57-0

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

England 195/0   AJ Strauss 81* (143b 12x4)   MG Johnson 9.3-0-66-0

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

England 200/1   RS Bopara 4* (2b 1x4)   MG Johnson 10.1-0-71-1

49.6

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

England 206/1   RS Bopara 10* (7b 2x4)   MG Johnson 11-0-77-1

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

England 210/1   RS Bopara 14* (9b 3x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 14.2-9-34-0

52.4

North to Strauss, FOUR, bad ball, drifts down leg side and Strauss gets the sweep away to fine leg

England 214/1   AJ Strauss 86* (160b 13x4)   MJ North 7.1-2-15-0

52.6

North to Strauss, FOUR, that's a classy square drive through point, waited well for that one and found the gap

England 218/1   AJ Strauss 90* (162b 14x4)   MJ North 7.3-2-19-0

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

England 222/1   RS Bopara 18* (15b 4x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 15.2-9-38-0

56.6

North to Strauss, FOUR, and Strauss launches one over midwicket this time, he didn't quite middle that slog-sweep but got enough of it to reach the boundary

England 230/2   AJ Strauss 96* (168b 15x4)   MJ North 9.3-2-27-0

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

England 245/2   KP Pietersen 15* (21b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 18.2-10-44-1

60.1

North to Pietersen, FOUR, and Pietersen uses his feet well here, advances to the offspinner and lofts a drive over mid-on, not timed perfectly but it was safe all the same

England 250/2   KP Pietersen 20* (26b 2x4)   MJ North 10.4-2-40-0

63.4

Siddle to Pietersen, FOUR, oh take that. Pietersen at his best - a front-foot cover-driven slap for four. Bosh

England 261/2   KP Pietersen 27* (38b 3x4)   PM Siddle 11.4-0-51-0

63.6

Siddle to Pietersen, FOUR, driven hard back to Siddle, through his hands, through his legs for four. That was a real toe-crusher - from Pietersen, not Siddle - and can barely be described a chance, but nevertheless I'm still going to have to say it: dropped

England 265/2   KP Pietersen 31* (40b 4x4)   PM Siddle 12-0-55-0

67.3

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, slashed and dropped by the diving gully - another catch goes down, this one by Mike Hussey. Loose shot by Strauss though he absolutely smashed it, and those are the catches Australia really need to take

England 274/3   AJ Strauss 109* (194b 16x4)   PM Siddle 13.3-1-59-1

68.4

North to Collingwood, FOUR, solid thump. Down the ground, bunts him with heavy short-arm power down the ground

England 278/3   PD Collingwood 4* (12b 1x4)   MJ North 15.1-2-52-0

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

England 307/4   MJ Prior 4* (5b 1x4)   MG Johnson 12.5-0-83-1

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   MJ Prior 8* (6b 2x4)   MG Johnson 13-0-87-1

78.2

Clarke to Strauss, FOUR, that's a well-timed and well-placed square drive, it's a fullish ball and he's punched it away really positively

England 315/4   AJ Strauss 124* (225b 17x4)   MJ Clarke 3.2-1-11-1

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

England 321/5   A Flintoff 4* (2b 1x4)   MG Johnson 13.5-0-92-2

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

England 325/5   AJ Strauss 130* (230b 18x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 20.2-10-53-1

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

England 329/5   AJ Strauss 134* (231b 19x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 20.3-10-57-1

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

England 347/6   AJ Strauss 147* (248b 20x4)   MG Johnson 16.2-1-104-2

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

England 360/6   AJ Strauss 157* (262b 21x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 24.2-10-73-2

88.6

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

England 364/6   AJ Strauss 161* (266b 22x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 25-10-77-2

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   GP Swann 4* (4b 1x4)   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

England 374/8   SCJ Broad 12* (21b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 26.1-10-85-3

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

England 378/8   SCJ Broad 16* (25b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 26.5-10-89-3

95.4

Siddle to Onions, FOUR, bosh! Upper cut over gully and point for four. Super smash, that

England 386/9   G Onions 6* (8b 1x4)   PM Siddle 19.4-1-76-2

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

England 393/9   G Onions 10* (11b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 28.2-11-96-4

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   JM Anderson 9* (14b 1x4)   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

England 411/9   JM Anderson 16* (17b 2x4)   MG Johnson 20.1-2-118-2

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!

England 415/9   JM Anderson 20* (18b 3x4)   MG Johnson 20.2-2-122-2

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   JM Anderson 24* (22b 4x4)   MG Johnson 21-2-126-2

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

England 425/9   JM Anderson 29* (24b 5x4)   MG Johnson 21.3-2-132-2
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