2nd Test, Birmingham, August 04 - 07, 2005, Australia tour of England and Scotland
407 & 182
(T:282) 308 & 279

England won by 2 runs

Player Of The Match
68, 3/52, 73 & 4/79
England 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz9010214315288.23
b Warne487611310063.15
c Lee b Gillespie2441543058.53
c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz63210200.00
c Katich b Lee717615210193.42
c †Gilchrist b Gillespie68627465109.67
c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz11514006.66
lbw b Warne2330344076.66
lbw b Warne1649622032.65
b Warne17111621154.54
not out 1924391179.16
Extras(lb 9, nb 14, w 1)24
TOTAL79.2 Ov (RR: 5.13, 356 Mins)407
Fall of wickets: 1-112 (Andrew Strauss, 25.3 ov), 2-164 (Marcus Trescothick, 32.3 ov), 3-170 (Ian Bell, 32.6 ov), 4-187 (Michael Vaughan, 36.6 ov), 5-290 (Andrew Flintoff, 54.3 ov), 6-293 (Geraint Jones, 57.4 ov), 7-342 (Ashley Giles, 65.1 ov), 8-348 (Kevin Pietersen, 66.3 ov), 9-375 (Steve Harmison, 69.4 ov), 10-407 (Matthew Hoggard, 79.2 ov)
66.3 to KP Pietersen, just short of a good length and outside the off Pietersen goes for the pull and this time cannot clear the field and only finds Katich!. 348/8
36.6 to MP Vaughan, short ball banged in, Vaughan takes the bait and goes for the pull, the top edge goes very very high in the air, you can barely see that. Lee watches it perfectly and takes an outstanding catch at fine-leg!. 187/4
54.3 to A Flintoff, just short of a length and outside the off, Flintoff flashes and gets the edge! Gilchrist moves across well and takes a smart catch. 290/5
32.3 to ME Trescothick, Gone! Back of a length and outside the off, just seaming away a touch, Trescothick feathers the edge to Gilchrist!. 164/2
32.6 to IR Bell, Gone! Bell tentatively pokes at this one from Kasprowicz that comes in just a touch and then straightens! End of Ian Bell even before Warne could get a crack at him! Australia are well and truly back in this one. 170/3
57.4 to GO Jones, just a bit of extra bounce and outside the off, Jones goes fishing and edges to the keeper. 293/6
25.3 to AJ Strauss, tossed up, outside the off, very far outside the off and Strauss gets ready to play a big cut, the ball breaks back a long way and hits timber!. 112/1
65.1 to AF Giles, full and on the off, Giles struck on the full and this time the loud shout for lbw is upheld and that's the end of Giles!. 342/7
69.4 to SJ Harmison, Warne gets his revenge! fuller on the stumps and Harmison is caught in two minds, whether to sweep or cut, in the end plays a nothing shot and gets beaten, England nine down!. 375/9
79.2 to MJ Hoggard, Straight one on the stumps, Hoggard sweeps and misses, Warne hits! That is plumb in front!. 407/10
Australia 1st Innings 
lbw b SP Jones821542767053.24
c Strauss b Hoggard015000.00
c Vaughan b Giles61768712080.26
run out (Vaughan)20182340111.11
c †GO Jones b Giles4068857058.82
c †GO Jones b Flintoff418221022.22
not out 49691204071.01
b Giles814142057.14
c Flintoff b SP Jones610141060.00
lbw b Flintoff737361018.91
lbw b Flintoff011000.00
Extras(b 13, lb 7, nb 10, w 1)31
TOTAL76 Ov (RR: 4.05, 346 Mins)308
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Matthew Hayden, 1.1 ov), 2-88 (Ricky Ponting, 19.5 ov), 3-118 (Damien Martyn, 24.5 ov), 4-194 (Michael Clarke, 44.2 ov), 5-208 (Simon Katich, 49.4 ov), 6-262 (Justin Langer, 61.3 ov), 7-273 (Shane Warne, 64.5 ov), 8-282 (Brett Lee, 67.1 ov), 9-308 (Jason Gillespie, 75.5 ov), 10-308 (Michael Kasprowicz, 75.6 ov)
1.1 to ML Hayden, fullish and on the off, Hayden clips it straight to Strauss at short cover! What scenes here at Edgbaston! Australia in early trouble. 0/1
61.3 to JL Langer, got'm! full and straight on the middle and leg stump line, Langer is beaten for pace and the ball crashes into the pad, plumb! - end of a fine innings!. 262/6
67.1 to B Lee, edged and gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, Lee pokes at it away from his body, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Flintoff at second slip, Australia eight down! England well and truly on top here. 282/8
49.4 to SM Katich, fullish and outside the off, Katich prods at a ball that slants away from him and edges to the keeper. Another key breakthrough. 208/5
75.5 to JN Gillespie, in swinging yoker does the trick! was took quick for Gillespie and the ball crashes into the pad, looked like it was sliding down the leg side but umpire Koertzen was happy. 308/9
75.6 to MS Kasprowicz, Flintoff! another deadly in swinging yorker, Kasprowicz was clueless and that's plumb!. 308/10
19.5 to RT Ponting, tossed up, on the pad, Ponting goes for the sweep and top edges straight to Michael Vaughan at short fine-leg. That is a tame, tame dismissal for a lion of a batsman who looked well set. 88/2
44.2 to MJ Clarke, quick and flat outside the off, Clarke feels at that one and can only tickle it through to the keeper. Good catch that from Jones. 194/4
64.5 to SK Warne, Warne comes down the track and has a mighty swing at a ball turning in from outside the leg stump, misses the target by miles and gets bowled! Giles on a roll here!. 273/7
England 2nd Innings 
c †Gilchrist b Lee2138514055.26
b Warne612281050.00
c Hayden b Lee12735003.70
b Lee1220050.00
c †Gilchrist b Warne2143692048.83
c †Gilchrist b Warne2035500257.14
b Warne73861336484.88
c Ponting b Lee919331047.36
c Hayden b Warne836440022.22
c Ponting b Warne012000.00
not out 1223423052.17
Extras(lb 1, nb 9)10
TOTAL52.1 Ov (RR: 3.48, 249 Mins)182
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Andrew Strauss, 6.2 ov), 2-27 (Marcus Trescothick, 11.2 ov), 3-29 (Michael Vaughan, 11.5 ov), 4-31 (Matthew Hoggard, 13.5 ov), 5-72 (Kevin Pietersen, 24.6 ov), 6-75 (Ian Bell, 26.5 ov), 7-101 (Geraint Jones, 33.6 ov), 8-131 (Ashley Giles, 44.3 ov), 9-131 (Steve Harmison, 44.4 ov), 10-182 (Andrew Flintoff, 52.1 ov)
11.2 to ME Trescothick, just short of a good length and outside the off, what were we just saying about Trescothick's footwork? The big man's feet are stuck in cement as he has a waft outside off and edges to Gilchrist, who takes the catch!. 27/2
11.5 to MP Vaughan, it's quick, it's straight, it's Vaughan at the crease, and it's bowled! The ball moved in just a touch, clipped the pad and the off stump is rudely knocked out of the ground!. 29/3
13.5 to MJ Hoggard, short and a bit of width, Hoggard steers the ball straight to gully where Hayden wraps his large hands comfortably around the ball and another English wicket falls!. 31/4
33.6 to GO Jones, short, quick and too good for Jones who can only fend the ball awkwardly towards the slips cordon, Ricky Ponting is not going to miss those!. 101/7
6.2 to AJ Strauss, amazing delivery! pitched way outside the off stump and turning in sharply, Strauss looking to pad it away fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the stumps, Warne strikes in his first over! England one down. 25/1
24.6 to KP Pietersen, outside the leg, spinning in, Pietersen plays the sweep, the ball hits pad, perhaps the bat or glove, and begins to fall down the leg side, Gilchrist keeps his eyes on the ball and snatches it inches from the ground single-handed!. 72/5
26.5 to IR Bell, Warne gets his man! Tossed up and pitching just outside the leg stump, Bell chooses to play instead of kicking the ball away and the sharp spin kisses the edge and lands in Gilchrist's ultra-safe gloves!. 75/6
44.3 to AF Giles, tossed up outside the leg, this one turns very sharply and Giles has left his bat hanging in the air. The ball flies off the outside edge to Hayden who takes a sharp catch low down. 131/8
44.4 to SJ Harmison, tossed up, drifting in to the pads, Harmison plants the foot down the pitch, the ball almost strikes his foot on the full, then spins across and takes the edge and goes to Ponting at silly mid-off. 131/9
52.1 to A Flintoff, tossed up, into the rough, Flintoff comes down the pitch and heaves and misses, the ball spins back and makes a mess of the stumps. 182/10
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 282 runs)
b Flintoff2847544059.57
c Trescothick b SP Jones31641064048.43
c †GO Jones b Flintoff054000.00
c Bell b Hoggard2836645077.77
b Harmison30571014052.63
c Trescothick b Giles1621273076.19
c Flintoff b Giles1480025.00
lbw b Flintoff024000.00
hit wicket b Flintoff4259794271.18
not out 4375995057.33
c †GO Jones b Harmison2031603064.51
Extras(b 13, lb 8, nb 18, w 1)40
TOTAL64.3 Ov (RR: 4.32, 307 Mins)279
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Justin Langer, 12.2 ov), 2-48 (Ricky Ponting, 12.6 ov), 3-82 (Matthew Hayden, 22.5 ov), 4-107 (Damien Martyn, 26.1 ov), 5-134 (Simon Katich, 31.6 ov), 6-136 (Adam Gilchrist, 33.5 ov), 7-137 (Jason Gillespie, 34.2 ov), 8-175 (Michael Clarke, 43.4 ov), 9-220 (Shane Warne, 52.1 ov), 10-279 (Michael Kasprowicz, 64.3 ov)
43.4 to MJ Clarke, slower ball on the middle stump, Clarke is completely fooled by this one. What a ball to bowl at the end of a day like this! Clarke is flummoxed and clean bowled!. 175/8
64.3 to MS Kasprowicz, short ball banged in, Kasprowicz tries to get out of the way but just cannot manage, the ball balloons up towards the keeper and Geraint Jones takes the catch. 279/10
26.1 to DR Martyn, full and on the stumps, Martyn flicks uppishly but straight to Ian Bell in the midwicket region. Lazy shot that and a crucial wicket for England. 107/4
31.6 to SM Katich, outside the off and quicker, it's the straight one, Katich plays for turn and edges, the catch goes to Trescothick at slip who juggles once and then takes a good catch!. 134/5
33.5 to AC Gilchrist, tossed up, on the off, Gilchrist comes down the pitch and flicks the easiest of catches to Flintoff at mid-on!. 136/6
12.2 to JL Langer, just short of a good length, on the off stump, Langer plays at it slightly away from the body and can only manage an inside edge back on to the stumps!. 47/1
12.6 to RT Ponting, full and outside the off, Ponting goes for the drive but the ball moves away just enough after pitching to kiss the outside edge!. 48/2
34.2 to JN Gillespie, full, straight, the killer yorker from Andrew Flintoff, Gillespie does not have a chance and is trapped plumb in front!. 137/7
52.1 to SK Warne, full and down the leg side, Warne has walked so far back and across that this time he has trod on his stumps! What a way to get out at a crucial time like this! That's the wicket England wanted. 220/9
22.5 to ML Hayden, full and wide, Hayden is tempted and goes for the big cover drive, the ball flies off the edge and towards Marcus Trescothick who tumbles to his left and takes a great catch. 82/3
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Thu, 04 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 407
Fri, 05 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 25/1 (Marcus Trescothick 19*, Matthew Hoggard 0*, 7 ov)
Sat, 06 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 175/8 (Shane Warne 20*, 43.4 ov)
Sun, 07 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 279 (64.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • Score at Lunch: England 95/6 in 33 overs (Flintoff 17*, GO Jones 4*)
  • Score at Tea: England 182
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1758
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