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Match Day

4311dPeter English at Adelaide

Draw beckons after Clarke hundred

Matthew Hoggard produced the finest performance of the game with a sweaty seven-wicket collection as the second Test drifted towards a draw

4310dAndrew Miller at Adelaide

Warne and Hussey sink England

Australia have won the second Test at Adelaide and taken a 2-0 lead in the Ashes, after Shane Warne bounced back to form on a sensational final day to spark a dramatic England collapse

4312dAndrew Miller at Adelaide

Ponting leads Australian fightback

Ricky Ponting etched another notch in the history books by becoming the most prolific Australian century-maker of all time, as he led his country's fightback on the third afternoon at Adelaide.

4313dPeter English at Adelaide

England revival in full flow

It has happened again. Down 1-0 after a first-Test thrashing, England have been revived for the second Ashes series in a row by batting first in the next match

4309dAndrew Miller

The Ever-Ready Bunny

Matthew Hoggard toiled for 42 overs in the first innings, uphill and into the wind for the most part, for the heroic figures of 7 for 109

4309dTravis Basevi and George Binoy

England's unwanted records at Adelaide

England wrote themselves into several unwanted record books with a purposeless batting display on the fifth day of the Adelaide Test


Former captains savage England

Former England captains reacted with dismay at England's spectacular defeat to Australia in the second Test at Adelaide on Tuesday

4310dAndrew Miller at Adelaide

Flintoff shocked after collapse

Andrew Flintoff has admitted that a single hour of madness on the final morning at Adelaide cost his side a share of the second Test at Adelaide

4310dPeter English at Adelaide

Feeble England ruin series

What a waste. A decent Test series was developing over the first four days but it was ruined by two sessions of England negativity

4310dPeter English at Adelaide

Magical Warne continues to amaze

Shane Warne's right shoulder and fingers deserve to be aching after he provided the surge for a spectacular Australia win at Adelaide

4310dPeter English at Adelaide

Ponting and Warne hail greatest win

In the euphoria of Australia's magnificent victory Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne agreed the performance was the best they had seen

4310dS Rajesh

Warne hits back

Shane Warne hit back quite magnificently on the last day after being clobbered in the first innings

4310dCricinfo staff

Ponting closes in on history

On the back of his second match-winning display of the Ashes series, Ricky Ponting has moved up to joint-third in the all-time ICC player rankings for Test batsmen

4310dGideon Haigh

Dogs of Warr

It is a bad sign when a bowler’s presence reminds you of another’s absence, as Anderson’s does Simon Jones with every innocuous over

4311dAndrew Miller at Adelaide

Heading for a draw but certainly no bore

England's first objective of this match is almost in the bag. After that chastening series opener at Brisbane, Matthew Hoggard hedged his bets on the eve of the second Test and said that it was important "not to lose"

4311dPeter English at Adelaide

Maturing Clarke grabs his chance

Michael Clarke has followed the advice he had stencilled on his left forearm during the off-season by seizing his first Ashes century

4311dAndrew Miller at Adelaide

Coach praises Hoggard and Harmison

Duncan Fletcher believes that England's maverick strike bowler, Steve Harmison, has turned a corner in the second Test after his wayward display last week

4311dAndrew Miller at Adelaide

Fletcher calms Flintoff injury concern

Duncan Fletcher has allayed fears about the fitness of England's captain, Andrew Flintoff, who bowled just four overs on the fourth morning at Adelaide

4311dCricinfo staff

Lee fined for over-appealing

A "confused" Brett Lee has been fined 25% of his match fee for over-appealing when he was convinced Steve Bucknor had given Kevin Pietersen out caught behind

4312dAndrew Miller at Adelaide

Ever-ready Hoggard keeps England honest

Matthew Hoggard was tired but satisfied with a hard day's toil, as England's bowlers built on the best efforts of their batsmen in the second Test at Adelaide

4312dPeter English

Australia must sense warning signs

Ricky Ponting's 33rd Test century held Australia together on the fourth day at Adelaide but should hide the concerns about some of the older members of the top order

4312dTim de Lisle

When Warnie met Nemesis

Hubris, in tragedy, is followed inexorably by Nemesis – the goddess of retribution, whose job it is to take mortals down a peg

4313dAndrew Miller at Adelaide

Pietersen and Collingwood share the limelight

It could only happen to a man like Paul Collingwood. On the greatest day of his career - arguably even his life - he still found himself being overshadowed by his batting partner, Kevin Pietersen, as the pair fronted up to the media following their 310-ru

4313dPeter English at Adelaide

Ponting prepared to chase

Ricky Ponting says Australia will chase a target if life is breathed into the remainder of the second Test

4308dAndrew Miller in Adelaide

Defiant Fletcher blames batsmen

Duncan Fletcher was in a defiant mood on the morning after England's disastrous defeat in the second Test at Adelaide, insisting that England's batsmen were to blame for the collapse of their Ashes prospects, and not the defensive team selection that had


Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide

Australia 513 (Ponting 142, Clarke 124, Hussey 91, Gilchrist 64, Hoggard 7-109) and 4 for 168 (Hussey 61*, Ponting 49) beat England 6 for 551 dec (Collingwood 206, Pietersen 158, Bell 60) and 129 (War

4314dWill Luke

Pietersen outwits the master

Gone were the sociable smiles, friendly pats on the back and appreciative nods of each other's vast abilities. Kevin Pietersen and Shane Warne were friends-turned-foes at Adelaide today and, most intriguingly of all as far as this series is concerned, Wa

4314dCricinfo staff

Lehmann warns Pietersen about Adelaide Oval

The short square boundaries at Adelaide Oval could bring Kevin Pietersen undone, according to the man who knows the ground better than most, Darren Lehmann

4314dGideon Haigh

South Park Conservatives

In all, it is a ground on a scale and of a character a little more congenial to English visitors

4315dAndrew Miller at Adelaide

It's Edgbaston all over again

For 24 more hours at least, the parallels remain. By tomorrow evening, we should have a better idea of how "Ashes: The Sequel" is panning out

Australia 4th innings Partnerships

1st14JL LangerML Hayden
2nd19ML HaydenRT Ponting
3rd83RT PontingMEK Hussey
4th5DR MartynMEK Hussey
5th47MEK HusseyMJ Clarke