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The Ashes Cricket Series 2006-07

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England Vs Australia Second Test at Adelaide

No changes for Adelaide test

Both England and Australia have named unchanged sides for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
After being thrashed in the series opener, rumours had been circulating that Monty Panesar may be brought in as a second spinner to replace Lancashire seamer James Anderson. However, Panesar has missed out as Duncan Fletcher has kept the team unchanged to that of the opening line-up for the first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane. For Australia, veteran paceman Glenn McGrath was a big doubt with a heel problem, but he passed a late fitness test at the Adelaide Oval. That meant that Ricky Ponting's side also remained the same as the one that crushed England in the Ashes opener last week. Australia team : Ricky Ponting (Captain), Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Damien Martyn, Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke, Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Shane Warne, Stuart Clark, Glenn McGrath, Mitchell Johnson (12th man)
England team : Andrew Flintoff (Captain), Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Paul Collingwood, Kevin Pietersen, Geraint Jones, Ashley Giles, Matthew Hoggard, Steve Harmison, James Anderson, Sajid Mahmood (12th man

England vs Australia Second Test at Adelaide : Day 1

England up chance of levelling Ashes series

Paul Collingwood neared a century and Kevin Pietersen added a bright fifty as England ended day one of the second Ashes Test strongly in Adelaide.
By stumps England, who won the toss, were 266-3, with Collingwood unbeaten on 98 and Pietersen 60 not out. Collingwood came in with the tourists 45-2 and joined Ian Bell (60) to put on 113 in 40 overs for the fourth wicket. Pietersen pulled Lee for four second ball and lofted Shane Warne for six to lift the run-rate late in the day.
The Ashes Second Test, Adelaide, Day One (Close): Australia v England 266-3

England vs Australia Second Test at Adelaide : Day 2

England keeps pressure on in second Test

Paul Collingwood altered the course of the Ashes cricket series with a milestone double century and a 310-run partnership with Kevin Pietersen on the second day of the second test Saturday.
When Collingwood was out a ball before tea for 206, having borne England's innings for more than 6 1-2 hours, he had become the first English batsman to record a double century in Australia for 70 years. His 354-minute stand with Pietersen at the Adelaide Oval embraced almost three full sessions, carried England from 158 for three to 468 for four and put the tourists into a controlling position. Australia was 28 for one after nine overs at stumps, with Pietersen contributing a catch to further Australia's decline, and some of the force of the psychological blow struck against England when they won the first test at Brisbane by 277 runs had been dissipated.
The Ashes Second Test, Adelaide, Day Two (Close): Australia 28-1 v England 551-6 dec

England vs Australia Second Test at Adelaide : Day 3

Ponting ton revives Australian hopes

Matthew Hoggard took four wickets to keep England on top in the second Ashes test after Ricky Ponting posted his 33rd test hundred to guide Australia's fightback.
At stumps on Sunday, Australia was 312 for five in reply to England's 551-6 declared, still needing 40 runs to avoid the follow-on. Michael Clarke was unbeaten on 30 and Adam Gilchrist was not out 13 after the third day.
Hoggard returned 4-76 from 27 overs, including two outstanding spells. He removed opener Matthew Hayden (12) and Damien Martyn (11) in the morning session as Australia slipped to 65 for three. Ponting, who scored 196 and 60 not out in Australia's series-opening 277-run win at Brisbane, continued his prolific accumulation of runs with 245-ball 142. He shared a 192-run fourth-wicket stand with Mike Hussey, who was out for 91.
The Ashes Second Test, Adelaide, Day Three (Close): England 551-6 dec v Australia 312-5

England vs Australia Second Test at Adelaide : Day 4

Hoggard Wraps Up Australia Innings

Matthew Hoggard took seven wickets to help give England a 38-run first-innings lead over Australia on day four of the second Ashes cricket Test at Adelaide.
Alastair Cook fell for nine in the second innings and England went to stumps on day four 97 ahead at 59-1. Hoggard struck three times in four overs either side of tea to move eighth in the list of England wicket-takers.
England started their second innings 38 runs ahead of Australia but Warne - ineffective in the first innings - found enough turn out of the rough to keep alive the possibility of getting through England cheaply and setting up a run chase. However it was Stuart Clark who made the breakthrough when he had Cook pushing at a delivery angling across him to be caught behind to leave England on 31-1. Strauss and Bell then saw out the remaining overs to give England a 97 run lead at the close.
The Ashes Second Test, Adelaide, Day Four (Close): England 551-6 dec & 59-1 v Australia 513

England vs Australia Second Test at Adelaide : Day 5

Australia beat England by 6 wickets

Australia won the second Ashes Test by six wickets and went 2-0 up in the series after bowling England out for 129 on day five in Adelaide.
England lost their last nine wickets for just 60 runs to leave Australia chasing 168 from a minimum of 36 overs to win the match and take a 2-0 lead in the series. Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne was the architect of England's batting collapse, capturing four for 49 off 32 overs after taking just one for 167 in the first innings. England now face the daunting task of winning two of the remaining three Tests over the next four weeks to tie the series and retain the Ashes urn, won amid triumphant scenes in September 2005.
The Ashes Second Test, Adelaide, Day Five : Australia 513 & 168-4 beat England 551-6 dec & 129 by six wickets

The Ashes Cricket 2006-07

The Ashes Cricket

England Vs Australia Second Test at Adelaide


England won the toss and decided to bat
551 for 6 (168.0 overs)
129 all out (73.0 overs)
513 all out (165.3 overs)
168 for 4 (32.5 overs)

England 1st Innings
A J Strauss c D R Martyn b S R Clark
44 0 0
A N Cook c A C Gilchrist b S R Clark
57 2 0
I R Bell c and b B Lee
148 6 0
P D Collingwood c A C Gilchrist b S R Clark
392 16 0
K P Pietersen run out
257 15 1
A Flintoff not out
67 2 1
G O Jones c D R Martyn b S K Warne
7 0 0
A F Giles not out
44 4 0
8nb 2w 10lb 20
for 6 551 (168.0 ovs)

B Lee 34.0 1 139 1
G D McGrath 30.0 5 107 0
S R Clark 34.0 6 75 3
S K Warne 53.0 9 167 1
M J Clarke 17.0 2 53 0
Fall of wicket
32 A J Strauss
45 A N Cook
158 I R Bell
468 P D Collingwood
489 K P Pietersen
491 G O Jones

Australia 1st Innings
J L Langer c K P Pietersen b A Flintoff
8 1 0
M L Hayden c G O Jones b M J Hoggard
30 1 0
R T Ponting c G O Jones b M J Hoggard
245 12 0
D R Martyn c I R Bell b M J Hoggard
33 1 0
M E K Hussey
b M J Hoggard
212 7 1
M J Clarke c A F Giles b M J Hoggard
224 10 0
A C Gilchrist c I R Bell b A F Giles
79 8 0
S K Warne lbw b M J Hoggard
108 4 0
B Lee not out
33 0 0
S R Clark
b M J Hoggard
7 0 0
G D McGrath c G O Jones b J M Anderson
21 0 0
7nb 1w 4b 2lb 14
all out 513 (165.3 ovs)

M J Hoggard 42.0 6 109 7
A Flintoff 26.0 5 82 1
S J Harmison 25.0 5 96 0
J M Anderson 21.3 3 85 1
A F Giles 42.0 7 103 1
K P Pietersen 9.0 0 32 0
Fall of wicket
8 J L Langer
35 M L Hayden
65 D R Martyn
257 R T Ponting
286 M E K Hussey
384 A C Gilchrist
502 S K Warne
505 M J Clarke
507 S R Clark
513 G D McGrath

England 2nd Innings
A J Strauss c M E K Hussey b S K Warne
79 3 0
A N Cook c A C Gilchrist b S R Clark
35 1 0
I R Bell run out
73 2 0
P D Collingwood not out
119 2 0
K P Pietersen
b S K Warne
5 0 0
A Flintoff c A C Gilchrist b B Lee
24 0 0
G O Jones c M L Hayden b B Lee
24 1 0
A F Giles c M L Hayden b S K Warne
8 0 0
M J Hoggard
b S K Warne
24 0 0
S J Harmison lbw b G D McGrath
21 0 0
J M Anderson lbw b G D McGrath
28 0 0
2nb 1w 3b 5lb 11
all out 129 (73.0 ovs)

B Lee 18.0 3 35 2
G D McGrath 10.0 6 15 2
S K Warne 32.0 12 49 4
S R Clark 13.0 4 22 1
Fall of wicket
31 A N Cook
69 A J Strauss
70 I R Bell
73 K P Pietersen
77 A Flintoff
94 G O Jones
97 A F Giles
105 M J Hoggard
119 S J Harmison
129 J M Anderson

Australia 2nd Innings
J L Langer c I R Bell b M J Hoggard
8 1 0
M L Hayden c P D Collingwood b A Flintoff
17 2 0
R T Ponting c A J Strauss b A F Giles
65 5 0
M E K Hussey not out
66 5 0
D R Martyn c A J Strauss b A Flintoff
4 1 0
M J Clarke not out
39 0 0
2nb 1w 2b 2lb 7
for 4 168 (32.5 ovs)

M J Hoggard 4.0 0 29 1
A Flintoff 9.0 0 44 2
A F Giles 10.0 0 46 1
S J Harmison 4.0 0 15 0
J M Anderson 3.5 0 23 0
K P Pietersen 2.0 0 7 0
Fall of wicket
14 J L Langer
33 M L Hayden
116 R T Ponting
121 D R Martyn

Umpires: S A Bucknor, R E Koertzen
Australia: J L Langer, M L Hayden, R T Ponting, D R Martyn, M E K Hussey, M J Clarke, A C Gilchrist, S K Warne, B Lee, S R Clark, G D McGrath
England: A J Strauss, A N Cook, I R Bell, P D Collingwood, K P Pietersen, A Flintoff, G O Jones, A F Giles, M J Hoggard, S J Harmison, J M Anderson

The Ashes Cricket 2006-07

The Ashes Cricket

England Vs Australia Second Test at Adelaide

Venue : Adelaide

One of cricket's most aesthetically pleasing venues, the Adelaide Oval, with a capacity of 32,000, hosts the second Ashes Test from 1 December. A true Oval, Andrew Flintoff will struggle to hit straight sixes here, though even Monty Panesar will fancy his chances square of the wicket. Bill Woodfull and Bert Oldfield were both hit here in the infamous Bodyline Series, almost prompting a riot. Adelaide played host to Sir Donald Bradman's memorial service in 2001.
Bob Taylor's 97, the best score of his Test career, set up the win that gave England victory in the 1978-79 Ashes series. Heavy defeats in the last two Tests here, though.

Australian Cricket History

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The Australian cricket team is one of the leading international teams in world cricket. Australia was one of the first two Test nations (with England) and have an outstanding recent Test record and in the one dayers were World Champs in 1987, 1999 and 2003. They are also the leaders in the current ICC Test Nations table. Dates in history of Australian cricket
November, 1868: 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England
15 March 1877: Test debut
28 December 1934: Women's Test team debut
5 January 1971: ODI Debut
23 June 1973: Women's ODI team debut
8 November 1987: Won 4th edition of Cricket World Cup by defeating England in the final match at Eden Gardens, Calcutta.
20 June 1999: Steve Waugh lifts the World Cup
23 March 2003: Ricky Ponting lifts the World Cup

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.