RESULT
2nd Test, Adelaide, December 01 - 05, 2006, England tour of Australia
551/6d & 129
(T:168) 513 & 168/4

Australia won by 6 wickets

Player Of The Match
142 & 49
ricky-ponting
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andrew Strauss c Martyn b Clark1444630031.81
Alastair Cook c †Gilchrist b Clark2757902047.36
Ian Bell c & b Lee601481896040.54
Paul Collingwood c †Gilchrist b Clark20639251516052.55
Kevin Pietersen run out (Ponting)15825737715161.47
Andrew Flintoff (c)not out 38671012156.71
Geraint Jones c Martyn b Warne17100014.28
Ashley Giles not out 2744634061.36
Extras(lb 10, nb 8, w 2)20
TOTAL168 Ov (RR: 3.27, 707 Mts)551/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Andrew Strauss, 14.3 ov), 2-45 (Alastair Cook, 20.5 ov), 3-158 (Ian Bell, 61.4 ov), 4-468 (Paul Collingwood, 145.5 ov), 5-489 (Kevin Pietersen, 151.6 ov), 6-491 (Geraint Jones, 154.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee34113914.0814616018
61.4 to IR Bell, the bouncer does the trick. Lee bangs it in hard and it's on to Bell too quickly, who shapes to hook but merely sends the ball directly up in the air. 'Miiine' calls Lee, as he nearly collides with Langer, but there was nobody getting in his way as he grabs on easily. Lee's face said it all at he ran into bowl that one, and Bell's face tells a story, too, for his moment of impetuosity. 158/3
Glenn McGrath30510703.5612810100
Stuart Clark3467532.201593000
14.3 to AJ Strauss, oh dear, shocking shot. Strauss expects one on off stump, instead it pitches on middle-and-leg and he tries to steer it into the leg-side but mistimes it completely and it carries to Martyn at short midwicket - and that's Clark's 29th wicket in just seven Tests. Yet again Strauss is dismissed on the leg-side. 32/1
20.5 to AN Cook, gone. Cook flashes an off-drive at that one which nips across the left-hander's off stump and gets a thick outside edge. A classic set-up: Clark had been working towards that one for a while. Click here for a picture. 45/2
145.5 to PD Collingwood, and he's GONE! Collingwood is out, he's edged Clark behind, a swinging delivery driven on the up, takes a thick outside edge and Gilchrist takes the catch. He receive tumultuous applause, a standing ovation from everyone in the ground and every Australian on the pitch. A fabulous innings. 468/4
Shane Warne53916713.1521915110
154.2 to GO Jones, tosses that up and he gets the reward. A wide, floated delivery and Jones rushes at that one, driving it up to Martyn at point who snaffles a pretty easy chance, standing firm and taking it in Australian-style, fingertips pointing upwards. Clever thinking from Warne but he was hardly excited, he didn't even smile. 491/6
Michael Clarke1725303.11631000
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Justin Langer c Pietersen b Flintoff4891050.00
Matthew Hayden c †Jones b Hoggard1230571040.00
Ricky Ponting (c)c †Jones b Hoggard14224535312057.95
Damien Martyn c Bell b Hoggard1133421033.33
Michael Hussey  b Hoggard912122987142.92
Michael Clarke c Giles b Hoggard12422431810055.35
Adam Gilchrist c Bell b Giles64791118081.01
Shane Warne lbw b Hoggard431081574039.81
Brett Lee not out 733470021.21
Stuart Clark  b Hoggard079000.00
Glenn McGrath c †Jones b Anderson12125004.76
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 7, w 1)14
TOTAL165.3 Ov (RR: 3.09, 718 Mts)513
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Justin Langer, 1.6 ov), 2-35 (Matthew Hayden, 12.6 ov), 3-65 (Damien Martyn, 22.2 ov), 4-257 (Ricky Ponting, 82.6 ov), 5-286 (Michael Hussey, 90.4 ov), 6-384 (Adam Gilchrist, 114.4 ov), 7-502 (Shane Warne, 153.5 ov), 8-505 (Michael Clarke, 157.1 ov), 9-507 (Stuart Clark, 159.2 ov), 10-513 (Glenn McGrath, 165.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Matthew Hoggard42610972.591978000
12.6 to ML Hayden, and the dangerman has gone early. A nothing shot from Hayden, to one which seamed a little bit away from him and that's pouched to Jones's left off a thin edge. There's been some good control from England and that's a great ball from Hoggard. Hayden strides off, a casual, rueful look back at the wicket. 35/2
22.2 to DR Martyn, but he's gone this time! A hint of swing from Hoggard has Martyn playing away from his body and he gets a big edge on it. Ooh, now that's a good catch from Bell, low, and in his fingertips at gully. That's Hoggard's second wicket of the day and in truth he's deserved both. 65/3
82.6 to RT Ponting, and he's GONE! A terrific ball from Hoggard, superbly bowled in the corridor and just moving away ever so slightly from Ponting who came forward tentatively, prodding at it, the ball taking the outside edge and Jones swallows a simple catch. 257/4
90.4 to MEK Hussey, GODDIM! That's a thoroughly deserved wicket from Hoggard, Hussey trying to leave this but was too late, got a bottom edge and the ball crashed into his off stump. Terrific, tight, controlled bowling from Hoggard - all day, even at this late stage. 286/5
153.5 to SK Warne, on with the arm, Warne caught half forward and a loud and confident appeal answered eventually by Steve Bucknor ... Warne clearly unhappy with that as he slowly turns and walks off. 502/7
157.1 to MJ Clarke, goddim! Poor shot, really, a waste - swinging into Clarke and he flicks it, with a closed face of the bat and it lands in Giles's midriff who takes a good catch. Disappointing end to an otherwise fine innings. 505/8
159.2 to SR Clark, and he's got him! Terrific ball, swinging in - quick too - to take out Clark's leg stump, picking up his seventh wicket. 507/9
Andrew Flintoff2658213.151176005
1.6 to JL Langer, short again, but this time Langer forced to play and the ball flies off the shoulder of the bat and Pietersen takes a good catch low to his right. Flintoff is mobbed by delirious team-mates as Langer slowly trudges off. 8/1
Steve Harmison2559603.8410810112
James Anderson21.338513.958910000
165.3 to GD McGrath, and this one moves away again from McGrath who replaces his straight bat with a wobbly one, edging it to Jones - it only just carried, mind - and finally Anderson picks up a wicket. And there's the end of Australia's innings.. 513/10
Ashley Giles42710312.451776000
114.4 to AC Gilchrist, and here he goes again, he's smashed this hard, but it's miscued and it's flying down to the man at deep midwicket - and Bell clings on! Adrenaline got the better of Gilchrist there, just as he was looking all set to stamp on England. 384/6
Kevin Pietersen903203.55353000
England 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andrew Strauss c Hussey b Warne34791253043.03
Alastair Cook c †Gilchrist b Clark935481025.71
Ian Bell run out (Clarke/Warne)2673852035.61
Paul Collingwood not out 221191982018.48
Kevin Pietersen  b Warne2580040.00
Andrew Flintoff (c)c †Gilchrist b Lee22425008.33
Geraint Jones c Hayden b Lee1024411041.66
Ashley Giles c Hayden b Warne0814000.00
Matthew Hoggard  b Warne424270016.66
Steve Harmison lbw b McGrath821250038.09
James Anderson lbw b McGrath12841003.57
Extras(b 3, lb 5, nb 2, w 1)11
TOTAL73 Ov (RR: 1.76, 324 Mts)129
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Alastair Cook, 10.6 ov), 2-69 (Andrew Strauss, 29.6 ov), 3-70 (Ian Bell, 31.6 ov), 4-73 (Kevin Pietersen, 33.1 ov), 5-77 (Andrew Flintoff, 38.6 ov), 6-94 (Geraint Jones, 48.4 ov), 7-97 (Ashley Giles, 51.6 ov), 8-105 (Matthew Hoggard, 57.5 ov), 9-119 (Steve Harmison, 62.6 ov), 10-129 (James Anderson, 72.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee1833521.94872002
38.6 to A Flintoff, and Lee strikes! Flintoff, the big wicket, their big hope, he's gone! Lee banged that one down and Flintoff flashes at it and the ball takes the outside edge.Flintoff stands motionless. My, my, England are in deep deep trouble. 77/5
48.4 to GO Jones, what a sucker punch and what a soft dismissal! A fullish ball so wide that Jones had to stretch to reach it, and he cracks it straight to Matthew Hayden in the gully who takes a good catch .... he didn't have to move much but it was travelling. 94/6
Glenn McGrath1061521.50542010
62.6 to SJ Harmison, but he's gone now; at last McGrath swings this in and Harmison is rapped on the pad, all of Australia roar their appeal...and the slow finger of fate is raised by the umpire.. 119/9
72.6 to JM Anderson, GOT HIM! He's GONE! Anderson shuffled across his stumps here and, for the fifth or sixth time, McGrath raps him on his pad, roars an appeal and finally gets his man.. 129/10
Shane Warne32124941.531614000
29.6 to AJ Strauss, gone! Oh dear. Don't think Strauss is too happy with that. He came skipping down the pitch, trying to work it to leg, the ball hit the pad and ballooned to short-leg who appealed...as did every Australian and Bucknor raises his finger. Replays confirm the ball missed the bat by, well...several inches.. 69/2
33.1 to KP Pietersen, GOT HIM! What a ripper from Warne, pitching on leg and Pietersen tries to sweep...and it clips off stump. Massive, ripping, gripping legbreak. Warne roars his delight at Pietersen who marches off and England are now in a hole. 73/4
51.6 to AF Giles, Giles's wretched match continues with a blob. He tried kicking it and failed two balls earlier, so this time he plays at one outside leg stump, is turned square and a thick outside edge gives Hayden at slip his second catch in as many overs. 97/7
57.5 to MJ Hoggard, lovely, lovely bowling. A big, flighted googly, 18 inches wide of off stump and it's too much for Hoggard to resist ... he shapes to drive and the ball snorts back and into his stumps, aided by a big inside edge. The height did for Hoggard there ... his eyes lit up as he saw it arcing towards him. "C'mon!" cries a grinning Warne, pumping his fist and sending Hoggard on his way with a raised index finger which screams 'You're out'. 105/8
Stuart Clark1342211.69651000
10.6 to AN Cook, and he's gone this time. It was a good delivery, slanting across him, tempting him to play and play he did, edging straight to Gilchrist who took a good two-handed catch at his ankles. Nothing more than a decent line-and-length delivery and that's his fourth wicket this match. 31/1
Australia 2nd INNINGS (Target: 168 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Justin Langer c Bell b Hoggard78121087.50
Matthew Hayden c Collingwood b Flintoff18173120105.88
Ricky Ponting (c)c Strauss b Giles4965955075.38
Michael Hussey not out 61661295092.42
Damien Martyn c Strauss b Flintoff54410125.00
Michael Clarke not out 2139470053.84
Extras(b 2, lb 2, nb 2, w 1)7
TOTAL32.5 Ov (RR: 5.11, 161 Mts)168/4
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Justin Langer, 2.2 ov), 2-33 (Matthew Hayden, 5.4 ov), 3-116 (Ricky Ponting, 21.4 ov), 4-121 (Damien Martyn, 22.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Matthew Hoggard402917.2593000
2.2 to JL Langer, short, wide, but gone! Bell at gully has snaffled that one as Langer throws his hands at a low cut and he's on his way. Now then, there's a glimmer for England - a dull one, still - but nevertheless that could change the complexion of this innings a touch. Not Hoggard's finest moment with the ball, that, but he won't care right now and neither will England. 14/1
Andrew Flintoff904424.88354002
5.4 to ML Hayden, massive swing across the line and it's a steepling top-edge. Paul Collingwood runs back from short midwicket, steadies himself, and that a brilliant catch. Collingwood was judging that, just watching it come over his shoulder. Hayden is gone and England have a slight sniff. 33/2
22.2 to DR Martyn, wide and Martyn leans back and looks to crack that through point but only hits it hard at Strauss who takes the catch. No celebrations, but England at least have a glimmer of hope now ... the odds are, however, still with Australia. 121/4
Ashley Giles1004614.60293000
21.4 to RT Ponting, Ponting looks to hit it through the covers but doesn't make a good connection and Strauss at short extra cover takes a good waist-high catch. 116/3
Steve Harmison401503.75130010
James Anderson3.502306.00133000
Kevin Pietersen20703.5070000
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MATCH DETAILS
Adelaide Oval
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Australia
Ricky Ponting
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1819
Hours of play (local time)11 start, Lunch 13-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days1,2,3,4,5 December 2006 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
Australia
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Andrew Willoughby
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 01 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 266/3 (Paul Collingwood 98*, Kevin Pietersen 60*, 90 ov)
Sat, 02 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 28/1 (Matthew Hayden 12*, Ricky Ponting 11*, 9 ov)
Sun, 03 Dec - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 312/5 (Michael Clarke 30*, Adam Gilchrist 13*, 97 ov)
Mon, 04 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 59/1 (Andrew Strauss 31*, Ian Bell 18*, 19 ov)
Tue, 05 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 168/4 (32.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: England - 73/4 in 33.1 overs (PD Collingwood 0)
  • Lunch: England - 89/5 in 47.0 overs (PD Collingwood 5, GO Jones 5)
  • England: 100 runs in 54.2 overs (328 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: England - 107/8 in 59.0 overs (PD Collingwood 12, SJ Harmison 1)
  • Tea: England - 129/10 in 73.0 overs (PD Collingwood 22)
  • Australia 2nd innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (61 balls), Extras 2
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (RT Ponting 22, MEK Hussey 23, Ex 5)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 17.4 overs (108 balls), Extras 6
  • Attendance: 20355
  • Drinks: Australia - 114/2 in 21.0 overs (RT Ponting 48, MEK Hussey 35)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 28.5 overs (175 balls), Extras 6
  • MEK Hussey: 50 off 54 balls (4 x 4)
  • Test Match Scorer: Binoy George
  • Test Match Commentators: Jenny Thompson, Martin Williamson and Will Luke