2nd Test, Adelaide, December 05 - 09, 2013, England tour of Australia
570/9d & 132/3d
(T:531) 172 & 312

Australia won by 218 runs

Player Of The Match
7/40 & 1/73
Australia 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
c †Prior b Swann7216719911043.11
c Carberry b Broad2932364090.62
c & b Anderson511191606142.85
c Anderson b Stokes14824535017060.40
b Panesar617221035.29
c Swann b Broad53931114356.98
c †Prior b Broad11817727411566.66
c Broad b Swann513131038.46
c †Prior b Stokes29110022.22
not out 55546462101.85
not out 1726281165.38
Extras(b 8, lb 1, nb 4, w 1)14
TOTAL158 Ov (RR: 3.60, 634 Mins)570/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (David Warner, 7.6 ov), 2-155 (Shane Watson, 51.6 ov), 3-155 (Chris Rogers, 52.5 ov), 4-174 (Steven Smith, 58.3 ov), 5-257 (George Bailey, 85.3 ov), 6-457 (Michael Clarke, 136.1 ov), 7-474 (Mitchell Johnson, 139.3 ov), 8-483 (Peter Siddle, 142.3 ov), 9-529 (Brad Haddin, 150.5 ov)
51.6 to SR Watson, Anderson has done it! And with a super return catch, great reflexes. Watson has gone for the big straight drive but this ball bounces more than he expects, so it comes off higher on the bat and stays in the air long enough for Anderson to grasp it with both hands at ankle height. Very good catch. 155/2
7.6 to DA Warner, got him! Poor stroke, clipped straight to point. Just short of a length and Warner has picked out Carberry square on the off side. He lives and dies by the sword and in trying to be uber-aggressive again, Warner pops up an easy catch with a flicked back-foot drive. The delivery might have just stopped in the wicket a little, and it actually just nipped away a touch, it certainly didn't come on as Warner was hoping. Important strike for England after leaking a few runs early doors. 34/1
85.3 to GJ Bailey, super catch! Bailey is gone, and it's the Broad bouncer that does the job. Bailey went for the hook, it flew off the bat but in the air, and Swann at square leg hurls himself up and to his right, clasps the ball safely and Bailey's entertaining innings has come to an end. 257/5
150.5 to BJ Haddin, slashes at a wide one and nicks behind and England have finally removed Australia's wicketkeeper. Quite a lazy cut stroke at a wide delivery without moving his feet and it took a thick top edge that carried low through to Prior who took the catch smartly. 529/9
52.5 to CJL Rogers, another wicket! Rogers is gone! Two in two overs after nothing seemed to be happening for them, Swann gets one to turn a bit more from short of a length, Rogers dabs at it as if trying to push to cover and his edge is taken by Prior - Rogers was walking, didn't even wait for the umpire to give him out. Well, what a huge couple of overs for England. 155/3
139.3 to MG Johnson, and there's another wicket! Johnson has misjudged Graeme Swann's flight, driving uppishly and trying to clear mid-on but it has provided Stuart Broad with one of the simpler catches he will take. Might have been a bit of over-spin from Swann too, well bowled. 474/7
58.3 to SPD Smith, Panesar strikes! Beautiful delivery, the turn away from the right-handers has done the job. Smith has played from the crease and defended with far from a straight bat - it was angled horribly - and the ball turns past it to clip the off stump. Lovely ball, poor shot, and England are on top. 174/4
136.1 to MJ Clarke, what is this? A wicket! Stokes this time has his first Test victim! Clarke has tried to turn this through square leg but a leading edge lobs up to midwicket where Anderson dives forward to take the catch. And relief for Stokes as his foot was safely behind the line this time!. 457/6
142.3 to PM Siddle, Stokes has his second wicket, and that was a lovely delivery! He's angled this in and managed to get this ball to straighten a bit, Siddle plays straight and gets a thick edge through to the keeper. 483/8
England 1st Innings 
b Johnson311130027.27
c Warner b Watson6014420210041.66
c Rogers b Lyon15801141018.75
c Bailey b Siddle412190033.33
not out 721061629467.92
lbw b Johnson11219008.33
c †Haddin b Johnson043000.00
b Johnson016000.00
c Clarke b Johnson771600100.00
b Johnson011000.00
b Johnson23560005.71
Extras(lb 3, nb 3, w 2)8
TOTAL68.2 Ov (RR: 2.51, 308 Mins)172
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Alastair Cook, 2.4 ov), 2-57 (Joe Root, 29.6 ov), 3-66 (Kevin Pietersen, 34.3 ov), 4-111 (Michael Carberry, 45.6 ov), 5-117 (Ben Stokes, 50.1 ov), 6-117 (Matt Prior, 50.5 ov), 7-117 (Stuart Broad, 50.6 ov), 8-135 (Graeme Swann, 54.5 ov), 9-135 (James Anderson, 54.6 ov), 10-172 (Monty Panesar, 68.2 ov)
2.4 to AN Cook, cleaned him up! Johnson on the charge again, beaten Cook for pace past the outside edge and Cook was nowhere near it. It might have straightened a fraction from an off stump line but Cook has simply been done for sheer pace at over 90mph, didn't get forward enough, tried in vain to get the bat down on it but seem to be aiming at mid-on and missed it completely. 9/1
50.1 to BA Stokes, full at the pads, huge appeal for lbw, not out given, Erasmus reckoned Stokes hit this, it rebounds to point, there's a run taken and the throws ends up going for four overthrows but Clarke reviews the lbw call. Johnson is mighty close on the no-ball but just okay. Replays suggest the delivery was pad first, Stokes hit his pad with the bat and Hawk Eye has it...crashing into middle and leg and Stokes is gone. Johnson quick and straight and once again too good for an England batsman. Nothing Stokes would have ever faced before this bowling. Like Cook, he was simply done for pace. 117/5
50.5 to MJ Prior, well four balls is all Prior has lasted because he's felt for one outside off stump and nicked it behind. Two rough shorties followed by one pitched up sliding across him, Prior played forward and followed it outside off, getting a thin edge through to Haddin who claimed the catch down low. 117/6
50.6 to SCJ Broad, haha cleaned him up! What an over from Johnson. Fabulous fast bowling and that is surely one of the great Ashes overs. Fast on a length, Broad stepped across to try and flick to leg but has lost his leg stump. Remarkable stuff, a triple wicket maiden from Johnson! Again, the pace is simple too much for England. 117/7
54.5 to GP Swann, full and wide, Swann swings at it, gets a thick outside edge and Clarke takes a superb catch high over his right shoulder, a fine grab and Johnson has a five-for again. Swann was not going to sit around waiting for a ball to get him out, he chases a full wide one, didn't get his foot right out to meet it and nicks off. Another superb Australian catch. 135/8
54.6 to JM Anderson, full and straight and knocks out middle stump! This is fast becoming one of the great fast bowling spells. Full, fast and furious that pierces the gap between bat and pad and takes the top of middle stump. Absolutely perfect from Johnson and he need only look at Anderson this time. 135/9
68.2 to MS Panesar, gone! Johnson gets the job done immediately! Quick, accurate and takes Panesar's off stump. A little inside edge onto the pad and then it clips back into the stumps and England are all out for 172. 172/10
29.6 to JE Root, top-edged sweep and find deep square leg can you believe it? All the hard work from Root and he's fallen to a very weak dismissal, that is a cheap surrender and Australia have been gifted the opening breakthrough, what a waste for England. Root was sweeping from well outside off, he was swinging hard and looked like he was going for slog sweep but a bit of bounce - that Lyon often gets - is his downfall. 57/2
34.3 to KP Pietersen, Pietersen takes a little step down the pitch and clips straight to short midwicket and again Pietersen falls right into the trap. George Bailey juggled the chance but held on well and that is the second very weak dismissal this morning. Very very poor indeed from such a great player, flicking right into the trap and now England are in trouble. 66/3
45.6 to MA Carberry, wow! Out of nowhere Carberry has gone! We were one ball away from a fifth straight maiden over and Carberry gets a short one from Watson and goes for the pull, he absolutely creamed it out of the middle of the bat but Warner at forward square leg has thrust the hands down and somehow taken that in his left hand alone. 111/4
Australia 2nd Innings 
c †Prior b Anderson210110020.00
not out 831171649170.94
c Carberry b Anderson022000.00
b Panesar2251772043.13
not out 2354712042.59
Extras(b 1, lb 1)2
TOTAL39 Ov (RR: 3.38, 163 Mins)132/3d
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Chris Rogers, 2.2 ov), 2-4 (Shane Watson, 2.4 ov), 3-65 (Michael Clarke, 21.1 ov)
2.2 to CJL Rogers, full ball that Rogers comes forward to and edges behind. Something to cheer for England, poor stroke, played on the walk and a thick edge carries through to Prior. Excellent length from Anderson, drawing the batsman forward and he felt for it when he probably could have left it. 4/1
2.4 to SR Watson, full and wide, Watson leans out to it and slaps it straight to point and that is a poor stroke. What is he doing there? Has to reach so far out for it, second ball, and picked out Carberry who rather enjoyed that catch!. 4/2
21.1 to MJ Clarke, gone! Panesar has bowled Clarke with a lovely delivery, quicker ball from around the wicket and turning just enough to beat the outside edge, this has collected the off stump and Clarke is gone. 65/3
England 2nd Innings (T: 531 runs)
c Harris b Johnson1770014.28
c Lyon b Siddle1439522035.89
c †Haddin b Lyon871942699044.84
b Siddle53991512353.53
c Johnson b Smith619281031.57
c Clarke b Harris28901225031.11
c Harris b Siddle6910215312067.64
c Lyon b Siddle29263231111.53
c Clarke b Harris614320042.85
not out 1314182092.85
c Rogers b Harris0713000.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 4)6
TOTAL101.4 Ov (RR: 3.06, 439 Mins)312
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Alastair Cook, 1.3 ov), 2-20 (Michael Carberry, 11.4 ov), 3-131 (Kevin Pietersen, 47.1 ov), 4-143 (Ian Bell, 53.4 ov), 5-171 (Joe Root, 64.2 ov), 6-210 (Ben Stokes, 84.1 ov), 7-255 (Stuart Broad, 90.5 ov), 8-293 (Graeme Swann, 97.3 ov), 9-301 (Matt Prior, 98.5 ov), 10-312 (Monty Panesar, 101.4 ov)
84.1 to BA Stokes, Harris gets his first of the match! He hits the right length that makes Stokes play on off stump but it nips away and the thick edge from Stokes is snapped up by Clarke at second slip. 210/6
97.3 to GP Swann, back of a length outside off, Swann pushes hard at it away from his body with a nothing stroke and gets a thick edge to second slip where Clarke bags an easy catch at shoulder height with two hands. The delivery shaped away a touch but started too wide to induce a stroke. Chalk it up as another poor dismissal. 293/8
101.4 to MS Panesar, length outside off and Panesar slaps it to short extra-cover and Australia have wrapped up a 218 run victory to go 2-0 up in the series. Panesar can't add the resistance of the first innings to the second dig, got a driven off the toe and it was simply pouched by Rogers at hip height. 312/10
1.3 to AN Cook, short ball, Cook hooks and gets a top edge, long leg comes in and takes a tumbling catch! Can you believe it. Harris with a fine effort running in off the boundary and claiming a low chance just above the ground diving forward. Cook decided to go the aggressive route this time but Plan B has also failed. 1/1
11.4 to MA Carberry, short of a length, pulled and finds a diving Nathan Lyon at long leg. You can't make this up, outrageous. Absolutely no trouble whatsoever, this delivery isn't quick or even that short, Carberry has simply picked it up straight to long leg. It's another good catch with Lyon getting down low to his right. 20/2
47.1 to KP Pietersen, gone! Siddle has made the breakthrough that Australia desperately needed, and it has come with an inside edge onto off stump. Siddle didn't nip it back much, but just enough, and it has caught the inside edge and Pietersen has played on. Huge breakthrough.. 131/3
90.5 to SCJ Broad, hooked again and this time Broad puts it right down deep square leg's throat how awfully typical for this batting performance. That is an utter miserable stroke. Banged in again and Broad falls for it hook, line and sinker, slogging it straight to Lyon who barely has to move coming in from the rope. Pretty pathetic that from Broad. 255/7
98.5 to MJ Prior, short and hooked again and, well, well, well can you Adam and Eve it, picks out deep-backward square leg. England, deary me. Harris the catcher this time. There's no point describing the wicket because you know the drill by now surely. 301/9
64.2 to JE Root, straighter line, it turns in a little, Root was playing back and gets a little inside edge that runs off the pad and Haddin dives forward to take it and that is the breakthrough that Australia wanted. Root walks straight off, no century for him, but at least he's put up some kind of a fight. Little unlucky there but throughout the match fortune has favoured Australia and they've deserved their luck too. Good catch from Haddin diving forward. 171/5
53.4 to IR Bell, Smith has struck! And he's done it with a full toss, what a disappointment for Bell! He has thrown it away. Smith lobs it up and this is a low fullie, there to hit but Bell has not got hold of it, all he has managed to do is chip it up to mid-on where - who else? - Mitchell Johnson runs a little to his right and takes a catch low to the ground. 143/4
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Thu, 05 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 273/5 (Michael Clarke 48*, Brad Haddin 7*, 91 ov)
Fri, 06 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 35/1 (Michael Carberry 20*, Joe Root 9*, 21 ov)
Sat, 07 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 132/3 (David Warner 83*, Steven Smith 23*, 39 ov)
Sun, 08 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 247/6 (Matt Prior 31*, Stuart Broad 22*, 90 ov)
Mon, 09 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 312 (101.4 ov) - end of match
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Day 4
Day 5
  • Wet Ground: England - 247/6 in 90.0 overs (MJ Prior 31, SCJ Broad 22)
  • England: 250 runs in 90.4 overs (545 balls), Extras 5
  • MJ Prior: 50 off 88 balls (9 x 4)
  • England: 300 runs in 98.3 overs (592 balls), Extras 6
  • Attendance - 13,931
Adelaide Oval
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2105
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days5,6,7,8,9 December 2013 - day (5-day match)
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