That is all.". 128th over: England 492-4 (Pietersen 183, Bell 16) Siddle continues but there is absolutely nothing in the pitch to aid his cause. If a hat-trick wasn't enough for you then how about two 300-plus batting partnerships to go with it, including of course a score of 1-517 and a double-century for Cook in England's second innings. 104th over: England 389-3 (Pietersen 128, Collingwood 12) Siddle looks a shadow of the bowler he was in the first Test, and Colly and KP work him this way and that in their own distinct styles. "The interesting thing about Stukas," wasn't a sentence I expected to read 13 minutes before the start of play, but hey ho, here we go. Much good it does him. "Atherton opines the declaration should be thought about now KP's hit his Daddy," says Sarah Cox. Up comes the 400, and England's lead is now 157. 116th over: England 449-3 (Pietersen 158, Collingwood 40) Here come the players back out into the middle. The ball swung a country mile after pitching, whistling past batsman and 'keeper and running away for four byes. Now the heavens have opened though, Strauss' thinking on that may change. But I must say Nathan Hauritz was positively Machiavellian compared to Xavier Doherty. A neat YouTube analogy for the last session. ", "Rain?" Ponting stands stock still and stares blankly at his feet as the umpire signals another four to the scorers. As the lead approaches 250, England are somewhat becalmed: just one off the over. The South Africa-born Queensland allrounder was a camera operator in the 2010 Ashes. 90th over: England 321-2 (Cook 136, Pietersen 89) Bollinger opens with a rank loosener. Australia. Not sure I get the last one, I'll be honest. He's taken 73 balls on his fourth fifty, by my rough calculation. A single rotates the strike and Bell skips forward and then back to slash the ball backward of square for a boundary. I thought it was mainly his Relentless/Statsguru abuse. "Hello all. I know we are all scarred by the words Adelaide and declaration, but we MUST win and can't afford to lose a day to hail.". Pietersen slaps the sixth ball back over mid-off for two. Ponting screws up his face and stares at the turf. 133rd over: England 509-4 (Pietersen 192, Bell 20) England continue serenely on, smoother than the thousands of freshly de-Movembered toplips around the world. and "Howzat!" Thanks for that Phil Sawyer. 114th over: England 439-3 (Pietersen 149, Collingwood 39) Bumble and Nasser are discussing what constitutes a wide. Surreal even. Bell shows Watson the maker's name ... and that's another maiden. Just a note to comment on how utterly distracted from the pre-match interviews i have been by all the flies crawling over the interviewees faces. The Aussies saved from defeat to England by rain – the very definition of irony? Surely not someone to throw into such a situation? "Don't let that Clare Davies fool you, Alan," counsels Phil Sawyer. Robbie Smyth has taken his first day off since the series started. England’s No 6 had to watch from the non-striker’s end as Siddle finally outdid his fifth-wicket partner Alastair Cook (67), and then dismissed Matt Prior and Stuart Broad with full-length pace.. Bell completed a deserved 50 soon afterwards and finished with eight boundaries in his 131-ball 76. "Not very smart cricket this," agrees old Iron Bottom. Like Smyth, Alan. 'SCIENTOLOGY TODAY' screams the banner ad at the bottom of the screen. Here's his scale in full: 100 - A hundred150 - A Daddy Hundred200 - A Sugar-Daddy Hundred250 - An Escobar Hundred300 - A GSK Hundred. This created an equilibrium in our marriage but I think the current series is warping our world view and I fear our marriage may suffer. The Ashes 2010: Australia v England second Test, day one as it happened Follow live over-by-over commentary of the second Test between Australia and England at Adelaide. 268 (76 overs) England. Since I've been drinking one of these England are hammering the Aussies," slurs Andrew Ward, with a raffish look in his eye. ... Twitter It is the first time in 11 years the country has gone into recession. "Obviously it will be all your fault if it goes wrong!" Australian cricket team in India in 2010–11 ... 2nd Test 9–13 October ... Virat Kohli scores to his third century and change gears scoring some quick runs in the middle and was dismissed. Harris is bowling well here, and that was an excellent catch by Haddin. I'm actually meant to be at Adelaide Oval watching the match. Referral! England won the series 3–1 and retained the Ashes, having won the previous series in 2009 by two Tests to one. For those who have been following our supping adventures in Australia, I can offer the following information: West End Draught: lager style South Australian beer, 4.5%. The Ashes (2010–11) 127th over: England 491-4 (Pietersen 182, Bell 16) In pictures that sum up Australia's performance in Adelaide, Simon Katich is limping around in the field. "I live in Melbourne," writes Alan Gardner. 92nd over: England 324-2 (Cook 137, Pietersen 91) Another inside edge and another single for Pietersen. Just thought I'd share Richie Benaud's opening comments this morning: 'Morning everybody. ... the morning began in the worst possible way with Joe Root falling after the addition of just one run to the overnight score. That'll make his figures look much better. "On seeing North turn it sidewise they suggested that everyone would be better off if Australia just gave up and let everyone go to the pub. The 163-run partnership between Agar and Phillip Hughes was the highest 10th-wicket partnership in Test history. One day I'll have something to plug myself. James Squire Golden Ale: From New South Wales, Malt Shovel Brewery, Camperdown. England scored 102 runs in that session, pushing the lead up over 300. Strauss struggled for form in the Test series, with just one half-century, as England won 3–1, bowling Pakistan out for three sub-100 scores. "So when do you think England should declare Andy?" Bollinger will take the first over of the day, with a ball that is three overs old. I know, I know, but let's face it, stranger things have been happening these last few days. "I reckon if he can see the shine off the Kookaburra, Pietersen is set for a monster of an innings today," says Matthew Harries. They've got him. But then Bollinger is hardly getting the ball down at much over 80mph at the moment, and he's puffing like a steam train. Alan Gardner has slipped into Rob's uncomfortably moist seat alongside me. "Chin is up, chest is out, and he's got his full strut going. That was utterly contemptuous. I know should really have a lengthy preamble ready for you all, but the truth is I don't. 96th over: England 347-2 (Cook 146, Pietersen 104) Bollinger baffles Pietersen with a slower ball, but then serves up an inviting short delivery which disappears to the square leg boundary. What an interesting 1st Test we had. Allied pilots quickly cottoned on to this and would just hang around to pick them off happy in the knowledge the German pilot was probably comatose. 100th over: England 366-3 (Pietersen 121, Collingwood 0) Peter Siddle has come into the attack now. Speaking of the great man, I think a little bit of The Duckworth Lewis Method wouldn't go amiss. "I am going to offer nothing to this debate and in all likelihood fall asleep in the next half hour but good bless you cricketgoblinness, you type your magic words and when i wake maybe something good will have happened." Oh. That's ton-up for Peter. I've had two emails so far which began "I feel sorry for the Aussies". Unsurprising that really, given that he has British passport. "The batsman's got a hundred and he's bowling pies halfway down the wicket." Not sure why but he's going off. "Bah humbug. Bell is then left groping at another good delivery outside off that keeps a touch low. Cook clips his first ball around the corner for a single, rather as though night had never fallen at all and he was simply carrying on from where he was last evening. As we contemplate a first English victory in a live Ashes Test in Australia in 24 years (I know, I know, it aint won yet, but it's bobbing tantalisingly into view), some of your thoughts at luncheon: "ABC Grandstand (Oz's TMS), are in massive soul searching mood," chuckles the appropriately named Andrew Jolly. With lines like 'It seems there is a hail shower due on Monday in Adelaide, Alan' I am lost.". "Must admit, wasn't expecting to read about stukas either," says Harry Drew. Thanks for such a warm welcome, and sorry about the messages I couldn't publish. That's quite an outpouring. The danger is that he'll be too impatient to wait for the ball to stop moving around, and will either nick behind or spoon one to mid-off. Cook plays a similar shot, if a little less stylish, to the next ball and this time they take two. What's all this tommy rot about declaring tonight? Pietersen and Bell run well between the wickets to take seven from the over. 16–20 December 2010. Kevin Pietersen needs another 15 for his first Test century in 18 matches. WICKET! 5-7 v Western Australia, ... 3-7 2nd Test, Adelaide England won by an innings and 71 runs Match report Scorecard Photos Jonathan Agnew column Blog. Or something.". The 2010–11 Ashes series (known as the Vodafone Ashes Series for sponsorship reasons) was played in Australia as part of the England cricket team's tour of Australia during the 2010–11 cricket season. Ponting has put two slips and a gully in place. 131st over: England 499-4 (Pietersen 186, Bell 16) "The advertising hoarding behind the batsmen is for MAC – the Major Accident Commission," notes Bull to my right. Wow. 143rd over: England 551-4 (Pietersen 213, Bell 41) Now that's more like it! asks Dan Smith. In another - Tommyrot. And he still can't bowl to it. KP allows him to get away with a short, wide loosener, but when he serves up a half-volley on leg stump Pietersen's patience is exhausted. "Hi Andy." Today it was beer, which, contrary to popular myth, is not what is generally drunk in press boxes. He finished with 15-0-76-1. The 2010–11 Ashes series (known as the Vodafone Ashes Series for sponsorship reasons) was the 66th series of Test cricket matches played to contest The Ashes. Match report Scorecard Photos Jonathan Agnew column … says Eamonn Maloney "At least we're not praying for it Bull. "I am drunk and online," is always a fine way to start an email. Bryce McGain. Harris follows it up with another bouncer, and Pietersen swings a wild hook at this one, screwing the ball up in the air. All you'll have left is Monster Munch and an unsettling desire to call yourself 'Daddy', and the only thing that will still get the blood flowing to that special place is an email on the merits of a good No.8 from Gary Naylor. That's all folks. Li ve scores Australia vs England Ashes 2010-11 1st test scorecard: Thursday, 25 November 2010 at Brisbane, Day 3 of 5 Close England won the toss and decided to bat England 1st Innings: 260 all out (76.5 overs) England 2nd Innings: 19 for 0 (15.0 overs) Australia 1st Innings: 481 all out (158.4 overs) In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you … See results from the ASHES 2nd TEST XI's 1986/87-2010/11 Quiz on Sporcle, the best trivia site on the internet! Malingerers. Pietersen is incensed, and even a little agitated. I may have 'irished' mine up a little bit too much, but we'll see how i'm doing by the lunchbreak. It did, I'll be honest. I know it's only his first series etc, but he has a first class average of just under 50. Declare on 750, rub the new ball in the dust and toss it to Swann. The impossible could actually happen. The shot was accompanied by a cry of "catchit! 106th over: England 402-3 (Pietersen 129, Collingwood 24) Collingwood is batting to the manner born at the moment. Lord Mike Selvey has sent us a letter from Australia: "While the rain comes down an update on how we are being treated here at Adelaide Oval. 132nd over: England 504-4 (Pietersen 187, Bell 20) Pietersen brings up the 500 with a single before Bell punches four through mid-wicket. 124th over: England 472-4 (Pietersen 171, Bell 8) The fear, vast residual amounts of which reside not far from the surface of every English supporter's mind, is rain: and Tuesday might not look too pretty in South Australia. Guess what he has chosen to do with it? England will play 7 ODI, 2 T20 & 5 Test Matches. 111th over: England 424-3 (Pietersen 140, Collingwood 34) Collingwood clips four through mid-wicket, and Australia have their second centurion of the innings - Doherty has now gone for 100 off his 20 overs. By then, thousands of Aussies will have decided it isn't cowardly to pray for rain after all." 95th over: England 343-2 (Cook 146, Pietersen 100) And there's Pietersen's hundred, raised with a dab to the leg side off a short ball from Harris. "Australia has a very good Ashes record at home and I'm hopeful that will continue next summer and we can bring the urn back to Australia." Beau Casson. So England lead Australia by 306 with five first-innings wickets remaining. If a hat-trick wasn't enough for you then how about two 300-plus batting partnerships to go with it, including of course a score of 1-517 and a double-century for Cook in England's second innings. That's a waste of a review by Ponting. Check the Stats & Records of Records, / , The Ashes, 2010/11 - England, / , Batting and bowling averages Players in Wicket keeper Batting Bowling And so have Don Bradman and, more surprisingly, Vinod Kambli. Yes, it's that period of the night/morning. 135th over: England 524-4 (Pietersen 197, Bell 30) Pietersen whips an overpitched Harris delivery for four to edge closer to what Nicholas Cocks has helpfully classified as a 'Sugar-Daddy Hundred'. "Maybe think again Ricky," says Bumble. He's been quite brilliant so far today, back to his imperious best. There are plenty of grim-faced, hands-on-hips types out there today. The thing is that one day in the distant future I would have liked to place one of my grandchildren on my knee, ruffled his hair and tell him about the time Grandad saw England and Australia play swapsies during that match in South Australia. Score Distribution. And also that two of Bollinger's first three deliveries have disappeared down to fine leg for two runs apiece. Can Australia even match the Chef's score?" It's easy to be bold when you've nothing at stake. "A what?" how about posting the lead so i can try and work out when we'll declare. "Hi Alan, it's good to have a new name on the OBO on a night when it's actually quite good for England," begins Clare A. Davies cheerfully enough. Today is a good day.". Down the barrel, I think is the phrase.'". There are then shouts of "catch it!" He still gets through a maiden over though, as Collingwood reacquaints himself with what it is like to be out in the middle. He oversaw a period of considerable success, taking the team to a T20 World Cup win in 2010 (England's first major white ball trophy) and an Ashes series victory in Australia in 2010-11. But I tell you what, I could murder a Coopers right now, too. 10-12 v Victoria, Melbourne Match drawn Match report Scorecard. "The two England batsmen that the Aussies will have thought they might have got at, who didn't have much form, were Cook and Pieterson. This is due to a few matches where one side batted first, got out cheaply, and their opponents went on to make a huge score, skewing the data. ", And there's a touch of the Smyths about Tom England's email: "As much as I'm enjoying this, I don't feel at ease with the shellacking that's being handed out. Forget about Cook, Bell is now motoring, driving the last ball of Siddle's over sweetly for four down the ground. "A washing prop. Just two singles off Bollinger. Another two and a single from the final two balls means that England have taken 14 off the over, the last one before tea. 1st Test – Brisbane (44) 2nd Test – Adelaide (142) 3rd Test – Perth (125) 4th Test – Melbourne (12) 5th Test – Sydney (17) Archive (9) Ashes 2009 (15) Ashes 2010/11 (496) Blogs (78) ICC World Cup (3) One Day Internationals (5) Other cricket (5) Polls (6) Twenty20 (5) Twitter (25) Video (78) Scorecard "Last night I watched until lunch, and set my alarm to wake up for the evening session," says Patrick McGovern. Cheers. The sounds not great and I've been up a long time ..." We'll forgive you Sarah. I wanted to make some witty comment about there being 'no flies on Trott' but unfortunately there was one particularly persistent one on his face during his interview. The Rug is back on and he bowls his first maiden at the 24th attempt. He explains that the success he had bowling bouncers at Jon Trott yesterday "came about because it was something Ricky ran past the bowling group and we just tried to see if we could follow it through. There's too much hubris in my inbox right now. Not only is it night time and I'm commentating on a cricket match on the other side of the world, but the teams seemed to have reversed themselves as well. And they've both found their mojo in spades. Score Distribution. Totally unreal, and utterly fantastic to watch Australia fall to bits. Read about Records, / , The Ashes, 2010/11 - England, / , Batting and bowling averages Cricket Team Records only on That picture would be priceless. "Not to labour the analogy, but Doug the Rug seems to be the stuka pilot of this game so far - big reputation, comes down screaming, causes some early destruction, and then seems to pass out. Without wanting to sound like Mr Pessimistic or Lord Miserable/Low Self-Esteem, England have bowled Australia out cheaply on a batting track but that is all. And so have Don Bradman and, more surprisingly, Vinod Kambli. Read about Records, / , The Ashes, 2010/11, / , Batting and bowling averages Cricket Team Records only on Least of all the umpire. There's a majestic match by Mike Selvey on yesterday's play in today's paper. I've lived here 5 years and never witnessed such despair amongst sports fans, which of course is pretty much everyone. Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 2nd Test, Adelaide, Dec 3 - Dec 7 2010, England tour of Australia, He and the rest of England's top players will have to stand up and be counted in Adelaide, England have lost their lead bowler after going up 1-0, Australia collapsed for the sake of cricket, Or perhaps because they were mounting another clown masterclass, Replacing Simon Katich for the third Test is the easy part for Australia. Strange isn't? But something is rotten at the heart of this Australian team, and his poor performance seems sympotmatic of the troubled mood surrounding the side. I think the general you want is Heinz Guderian, Robin, not Erwin Rommel. There is still the second innings to come and there is enough talent in the Australian batting and/or enough naivety in the English bowling to see an outcome not dissimilar to the first Test. It's one of his very best. Catch live and fully detailed scorecard of Australia vs England, 2nd Test, Dec 03, England in Australia, 2010-11 on Cricbuzz The best I could come up with was 'it will probably rain on the last two days.' When Trott’s rocket arm set the tone for England in the 2010/11 Ashes series by Freddie Cox August 4, 2020 - 1:41pm 2 minute read Freddie Cox revisits the moment when Jonathan Trott ran out Simon Katich to set the tone for England early in the second Test of the 2010/11 Ashes series – one of his many noteworthy contributions during England’s historic triumph. 119th over: England 458-4 (Pietersen 158, Bell 5) IR Bell, who we've all forgotten a bit about since his sparkling innings at Brisbane, gets off the mark in fine style by driving North uppishly over the head of the man at mid-on. Bat until lunch tomorrow, running up and down the middle of the pitch as we do so. Sat here in Bogotá happily bashing through the booze, I've been trying to understand this spectacular reversal in KP and England's fortunes. The series comprised the traditional five Tests for The Ashes, and also featured seven ODIs and two Twenty20s.The Umpire Decision Review System was used for the ODI series. There's obviously much to talk about. Siddle returns and Pietersen whumps him down the ground before creaming a shot through mid-wicket for four more. "Alan, I'm sitting on the edge of a beach two hours south of Sydney in glorious sunshine, catching up on the OBO, and just overheard an Australian man who was walking past explaining what a 'diamond duck' is to his daughter. Humbug. Can't spot any empty oyster shells. Alongside me Alan pointed out that the flies had caused Trott more bother than any of the bowlers did yesterday. Then mid-off, followed by extra cover. Kevin Pietersen made a double century as England reached 551-4 in Adelaide, Nice to see you, to see you... nice. Blimey! With a very approachable alcohol level, mild carbonation, firm head and dry, cracking finish this is an ideal thirst-slaking session beer. The Australian front-line bowling attack for the next Test should be all part-timers; North, Watson, Katich and Steve Smith. I'm with your man Ben Mimmack on this issue (who, incidentally, may or not be the hero that helped me out with a feed of the coverage). On which subject, here's Clare A. Davies: "It seems there is a hail shower due on Monday in Adelaide, Alan, so should our esteemed captain start thinking about a declaration? England would be in no danger of defeat and would have plenty of time to take the required wickets.". 105th over: England 393-3 (Pietersen 128, Collingwood 16) Collingwood clumps the ball into Katich's helmet at short leg, and then sneaks two runs as the ball riccochets off into the outfield. Country has gone a long time... '' they croon order and not have to know ''... 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