2nd Test, Adelaide, Dec 1 - 5 2006, England tour of Australia
551/6d & 129
(32.5 ov, target 168)513 & 168/4
Australia won by 6 wickets
player of the match
Ricky Ponting

That the end of a remarkable Test, and we now have a nine-day break before it all starts again at Perth. From me, Martin Williamson, be Will Luke and Jenny Thompson thanks for joining us and for all your kind emails. Join us on Thursday week when we start all over again. Goodnight.

Post-match Andrew Flintoff: "We played a lot of good cricket apart from an hour today. I was pleased with the side we went into this match with. I'm not in a great mood at the moment .... we've got to bounce back."

Ricky Ponting: "We've worked exceptionally hard... to turn it round today was an amazing effort. We've just shown how good a team we are and we've answered all the critics."

Duncan Fletcher: "One bad session can cost you the match. I've got to speak to the batters and ask why they closed up ... the instructions were to have a go like we did yesterday. We included Giles because we wanted to bat to No. 8 ... we think Ashley can do a better job at that."

Man of the Match Ricky Ponting

Presentations and the like coming soon ... in the meantime, check out the day's photo gallery ... If you want to chat to the commentators, then click here ... but be kind, it's been a long five days ...

Australia embark on a lap of honour as the ground, which has filled up as the day has gone on, stands to acknowledge them.

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run

that's it ... Hussey drives through extra cover and punches the air and jumps around as well he might. Australia, seemingly down and out after two days, have recorded a remarkable win. Handshakes all round, and the grinning Australians emerge from the pavilion to meet the hangdog English side at the boundary edge ...

Anderson to Hussey, FOUR runs

Hussey leans back and hammers that with a short-arm pull high over wide mid-on, He punches the air ... almost there ...

Anderson to Hussey, no run


Anderson to Hussey, 2 runs

crisply driven to the cover boundary

Anderson to Clarke, 1 run

inside edge, Jones, diving to left spills the chance. Those are hard for keepers, but he got one hand to it and arguably should have got both there. It's academic as far as the result is concerned but it's another mistake on a dismal day for England

end of over 322 runs
AUS: 160/4CRR: 5.00 
Michael Hussey54 (62)
Michael Clarke20 (38)
Steve Harmison 4-0-15-0
James Anderson 3-0-15-0

"Just the eight runs required and Australia have four overs to get them in," quips Thompson. She doesn't offer the run rate this time ...

Harmison to Hussey, no run

prodded to extra cover

Harmison to Hussey, no run

a loose drive beats the bat and Jones hints at an appeal but realises it missed the edge and thinks better of it

Harmison to Hussey, no run

played up to short extra cover

Harmison to Clarke, 1 run

Clarke onto the back foot, takes the pace off the ball and ambles a single as he places it wide of point

Harmison to Hussey, 1 run

indecent line ... leg side, and helped on its way. Harmison looks cross, as well he might

Harmison to Hussey, no run

decent line, no run

end of over 311 run
AUS: 158/4CRR: 5.09 
Michael Clarke19 (37)
Michael Hussey53 (57)
James Anderson 3-0-15-0
Steve Harmison 3-0-13-0

"Ten runs needed from five overs - that's exactly two required an over, obviously," says Jenny after checking on the calculator on her mobile phone

Anderson to Clarke, no run

a low-key over, but that's not a worry for Australia

Anderson to Clarke, no run

slid defence

Anderson to Clarke, no run

Clarke into line, no need for any risks

Anderson to Clarke, no run

left alone

Anderson to Clarke, no run

played into the ring of fielders on the off

Ian Botham in full rant. "People are asking questions," he says. "I'm asking questions." He doesn't actually tell us what the question is though. He's almost in his Trueman "what's going off out there" mode. It's coming ...

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run

prodded to deepish cover