A single rotates the strike and Bell skips forward and then back to slash the ball backward of square for a boundary. As if two Alan Gardners wasn't odd enough, England's score is now 551-4. 114th over: England 439-3 (Pietersen 149, Collingwood 39) Bumble and Nasser are discussing what constitutes a wide. Given Australia's apparent decline, should it really surprise me that Harris, the most threatening of the home attack by far, is a 31-year-old with little more than 100 first-class wickets to his name? And here's Tom Adams. Those Monster Munch come with mysterious Smyth-like powers of statistical recall. His last fifty runs have come off just 52 deliveries. But then Bollinger is hardly getting the ball down at much over 80mph at the moment, and he's puffing like a steam train. I ran into a long-lost English friend at the shops yesterday. Score Distribution. "Who's this?" 98th over: England 357-3 (Pietersen 112, Collingwood 0) Pietersen steps across well outside his off stump and wallops a full delivery from Bollinger away through mid-wicket for four. In another - Tommyrot. England won the series 3–1 and retained the Ashes, having won the previous series in 2009 by two Tests to … Your Account Isn't Verified! 90th over: England 321-2 (Cook 136, Pietersen 89) Bollinger opens with a rank loosener. The battle for the Ashes intensified on a day of vicious swing, and even more hot air, at the WACA. "I live in Melbourne," writes Alan Gardner. Thanks for such a warm welcome, and sorry about the messages I couldn't publish. The very screaming dives meant to strike fear into the hearts of those on land below also led to the pilots experiencing so many Gs as they pulled up they would often lose consciousness. ASHES 2010/11: England win the series. 138th over: England 526-4 (Pietersen 199, Bell 30) Pietersen edges ever closer to the second double century of his Test career. "If you can't reach it with a proper cricket shot it's a wide," says Bumble. Nothing finer than to greet him in the morning with "we've just whipped your butt... again". That's it from me for the moment. Bull points out that "this is now the largest first innings deficit Australia have conceded at home since they were bowled out for 76 by the West Indies in 1984..." And who said the 80s were the worst decade, eh? Pietersen is incensed, and even a little agitated. apologies for lack of caps, fingers are frozen together. He may regret being so frank in the morning. Kevin Pietersen needs another 15 for his first Test century in 18 matches. ... Channel Nine during the opening Test of the 2010-11 Ashes in Australia. Bryce McGain. That way they can bat further down the order and not have to worry about their quicks getting embarrassed!". Michael Holding pronounces on Sky's commentary that if the Pietersen-Bell partnership reaches triple figures, it will be the first time since 1938 that England have had four century partnerships in a match. What an interesting 1st Test we had. Bollinger is a good bowler, the only Australian in the top ten of the Test rankings. Collingwood was so deep in the crease there, practically cosying up to his stumps, and that ends a quicksmart partnership of 101 between him and his old batting buddy Pietersen. Knappstein produce wine in the Clare Valley 100k or so from Adelaide and started a micro-brewery in 2006. In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you … "Hello all. 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. I remain, as ever, your faithful etc etc, Selve.". Can you name the ASHES 2nd TEST XI's 1986/87-2010/11? "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. If you're tucked up in bed as you read this, here are a few more good reasons to feel grateful, courtesy of Simon Israel: "Speaking of the Ashes, I am following OBO from Baños, a town at the foot a giant volcano, currently in the news: The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador is billowing ash into the sky and sending super-hot pyroclastic flows surging down its slopes, causing authorities to evacuate nearby villages. Deciding what to do with the rest of the side in Perth is the difficult bit, Stats highlights from the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, Geoffrey Boycott: 'Australia's batsmen were irresponsible', day 1 -England 1st innings 1 (Sir Andrew Strauss 0*, Sir Alastair Cook 0*, 1 ov), day 2 -England 1st innings 317/2 (Sir Alastair Cook 136*, Kevin Pietersen 85*, 89 ov), day 3 -England 1st innings 551/4 (Kevin Pietersen 213*, Ian Bell 41*, 143 ov), day 4 -Australia 2nd innings 238/4 (Michael Hussey 44*, 79.2 ov), day 5 -Australia 2nd innings 304/10 (99.1 ov) - end of match, 10.00am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30, Over 4.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - SR Watson (Struck down), Drinks: Australia - 43/3 in 13.0 overs (SR Watson 23, MEK Hussey 17), Australia: 50 runs in 14.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 1, 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (SR Watson 25, MEK Hussey 24, Ex 1), SR Watson: 50 off 82 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6), Lunch: Australia - 94/3 in 27.0 overs (SR Watson 50, MEK Hussey 36), Australia: 100 runs in 30.1 overs (182 balls), Extras 6, Drinks: Australia - 129/4 in 43.0 overs (MEK Hussey 54, MJ North 16), 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 129 balls (MEK Hussey 25, MJ North 25, Ex 0), Australia: 150 runs in 52.5 overs (318 balls), Extras 6, Tea: Australia - 159/5 in 57.0 overs (MEK Hussey 71, BJ Haddin 2), Australia: 200 runs in 70.4 overs (425 balls), Extras 8, Drinks: Australia - 202/5 in 71.0 overs (MEK Hussey 92, BJ Haddin 23), 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 109 balls (MEK Hussey 22, BJ Haddin 26, Ex 2), Over 73.4: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - RJ Harris (Struck down), Over 77.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - BJ Haddin (Struck down), New Ball Taken: Australia 227/8 after 80.1 overs (BJ Haddin 40, PM Siddle 1), BJ Haddin: 50 off 88 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6), Innings Break: Australia - 245/10 in 85.5 overs (DE Bollinger 0), End Of Day: England - 1/0 in 1.0 overs (AJ Strauss 0, AN Cook 0), England: 50 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 8, 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (AN Cook 13, IJL Trott 30, Ex 7), Drinks: England - 55/1 in 14.0 overs (AN Cook 14, IJL Trott 32), Lunch: England - 90/1 in 27.0 overs (AN Cook 35, IJL Trott 39), England: 100 runs in 27.5 overs (167 balls), Extras 15, 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 161 balls (AN Cook 46, IJL Trott 43, Ex 14), Drinks: England - 145/1 in 41.0 overs (AN Cook 64, IJL Trott 65), Over 42.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - AN Cook (Upheld), England: 150 runs in 43.5 overs (263 balls), Extras 15, 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 254 balls (AN Cook 64, IJL Trott 72, Ex 14), Tea: England - 198/2 in 55.0 overs (AN Cook 90, KP Pietersen 14), England: 200 runs in 56.4 overs (340 balls), Extras 15, 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (AN Cook 21, KP Pietersen 32, Ex 0), Drinks: England - 243/2 in 66.0 overs (AN Cook 105, KP Pietersen 44), England: 250 runs in 67.6 overs (408 balls), Extras 15, 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 153 balls (AN Cook 37, KP Pietersen 66, Ex 0), Drinks: England - 285/2 in 78.0 overs (AN Cook 121, KP Pietersen 70), New Ball Taken: England 298/2 after 86.1 overs (AN Cook 129, KP Pietersen 75), England: 300 runs in 86.3 overs (519 balls), Extras 15, End Of Day: England - 317/2 in 89.0 overs (AN Cook 136, KP Pietersen 85), Over 92.1: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - KP Pietersen (Struck down), 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 266 balls (AN Cook 59, KP Pietersen 91, Ex 3), England: 350 runs in 96.3 overs (579 balls), Extras 18, Drinks: England - 378/3 in 102.0 overs (KP Pietersen 122, PD Collingwood 7), England: 400 runs in 105.4 overs (634 balls), Extras 22, 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (KP Pietersen 23, PD Collingwood 24, Ex 4), KP Pietersen: 150 off 210 balls (23 x 4, 1 x 6), Lunch: England - 449/3 in 115.0 overs (KP Pietersen 158, PD Collingwood 40), England: 450 runs in 116.2 overs (698 balls), Extras 24, 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 118 balls (KP Pietersen 52, PD Collingwood 42, Ex 6), Drinks: England - 494/4 in 130.0 overs (KP Pietersen 185, IR Bell 16), England: 500 runs in 131.2 overs (788 balls), Extras 28, 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (KP Pietersen 28, IR Bell 20, Ex 4), KP Pietersen: 200 off 283 balls (29 x 4, 1 x 6), England: 550 runs in 142.5 overs (857 balls), Extras 28, Tea: England - 551/4 in 143.0 overs (KP Pietersen 213, IR Bell 41), Rain: England - 551/4 in 143.0 overs (KP Pietersen 213, IR Bell 41), End Of Day: England - 551/4 in 143.0 overs (KP Pietersen 213, IR Bell 41), 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 154 balls (KP Pietersen 58, IR Bell 41, Ex 4), Over 147.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - MJ Prior (Upheld), England: 600 runs in 150.3 overs (903 balls), Extras 29, 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (IR Bell 25, MJ Prior 26, Ex 0), Innings Break: England - 620/5 in 152.0 overs (IR Bell 68, MJ Prior 27), Australia: 50 runs in 11.6 overs (72 balls), Extras 1, Drinks: Australia - 50/0 in 12.0 overs (SR Watson 25, SM Katich 24), 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (SR Watson 25, SM Katich 24, Ex 1), Lunch: Australia - 78/0 in 25.0 overs (SR Watson 35, SM Katich 42), Australia: 100 runs in 36.1 overs (217 balls), Extras 1, Drinks: Australia - 120/2 in 41.0 overs (SR Watson 50, MJ Clarke 17), Australia: 150 runs in 53.5 overs (323 balls), Extras 1, Tea: Australia - 160/3 in 56.0 overs (MJ Clarke 36, MEK Hussey 14), Rain: Australia - 175/3 in 62.0 overs (MJ Clarke 41, MEK Hussey 24), Bad Light: Australia - 175/3 in 62.0 overs (MJ Clarke 41, MEK Hussey 24), 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 111 balls (MJ Clarke 28, MEK Hussey 25, Ex 0), Australia: 200 runs in 66.1 overs (397 balls), Extras 1, Over 67.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - MJ Clarke (Upheld), 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 187 balls (MJ Clarke 52, MEK Hussey 44, Ex 4), End Of Day: Australia - 238/4 in 79.2 overs (MEK Hussey 44), Over 79.2: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - MJ Clarke (Upheld), Over 82.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - MJ North (Struck down), MEK Hussey: 50 off 98 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6), Australia: 250 runs in 83.1 overs (499 balls), Extras 5, New Ball Taken: Australia 252/4 after 83.2 overs (MEK Hussey 50, MJ North 8), Drinks: Australia - 286/6 in 90.5 overs (MJ North 22), Over 90.6: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - RJ Harris (Struck down), Over 91.2: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - MJ North (Upheld), Australia: 300 runs in 97.4 overs (586 balls), Extras 11. These are desperate times. says Eamonn Maloney "At least we're not praying for it Bull. 121st over: England 459-4 (Pietersen 161, Bell 5) After a rollicking little morning session, England have gone post-prandially quiet. The bad news is that the rain has arrived and the covers are on. Actually I think the covers are going back on again now. Bell is then left groping at another good delivery outside off that keeps a touch low. Harris follows it up with another bouncer, and Pietersen swings a wild hook at this one, screwing the ball up in the air. By then, thousands of Aussies will have decided it isn't cowardly to pray for rain after all." He still gets through a maiden over though, as Collingwood reacquaints himself with what it is like to be out in the middle. "Not very smart cricket this," agrees old Iron Bottom. 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. Guess what he has chosen to do with it? "A what?" Somethin' ain't right. 100th over: England 366-3 (Pietersen 121, Collingwood 0) Peter Siddle has come into the attack now. He's taken 73 balls on his fourth fifty, by my rough calculation. This is not the Twilight Zone and I am not marking my Ashes OBO debut by telling ginormous porkies. It's both both thrilling and frightening at the same time.". Liz said yes and the Oompah band is playing Bohemian Rhapsody [Andy's note - eh?] Somebody pinch me. Where the moon, planets and stars aligned in such a way that England pretended to be Australia and Australia pretended to be England. "Atherton opines the declaration should be thought about now KP's hit his Daddy," says Sarah Cox. It's brilliant! Intense and persistent honeyed malt and hop finish. The first two for me, the third for Sarah Bond: "I have taken to reading OBO away from my Aussie husband due to his increasingly bad mood. How do you think Smyth ended up as such a hollow shell of a man?" The Ashes: England in Australia 2010-11 November. 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 Enterprise Knappstein Reserve Lager: A full and round palate with intense citrus and melon fruits with subtle pine flavours. England won the opening Test match of an Ashes … Mercy me that's a good shot from Pietersen, flicking four through mid-wicket. "It's not supposed to be something you can only reach with a yard brush, or a washing prop." Bull looks down at the empty packet of Pickled Onion Monster Munch and cold cup of vending machine espresso coffee on the desk in front of him. 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. Full scorecard, stats and lineups for the August 5th 2019 cricket match between England and Australia - brought to you live by Sky Sports. They are all partying in town like it's the end of the world...The guy running the guest house is an Aussie. Yes, it certainly doesn't feel too bad tonight ... and I've joined at a surreal moment of crushing English dominance in Adelaide. "Now I know this is a recklessly arrogant thing to say, and that consequently, England will probably lose their 8 remaining wickets for 26 runs, but when I woke up I was actually a little bit disappointed to see that we'd lost a wicket. 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