Here's hoping its more Steve Finn than Alan Mullally. He appeared to have all his digits. The Australians are loitering around the edge of the field, in the shade of the tunnel out from the changing room. "Not yet Athers, not yet! Australia. 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. 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. Beau Casson. 122nd over: England 464-4 (Pietersen 166, Bell 5) Brad Haddin tries standing up the stumps to curb Pietersen's attacking instincts – he's been fairly muted but is still always looking to attack and carves Watson away for four. Actually there in the flesh, downing Coopers Sparkling Ale and watch Pietersen get a double hundred. Indeed – it's fours years ago to the day that the Massacre of Adelaide occurred. Test Cricket - Scorecard: 2010-2011 Australia v England (The Ashes) - 2nd Test - 3rd December, 2010 - Adelaide Oval Tomorrow, I'm playing Verdi's Requiem, for which I've not been to a single rehearsal. "I know it's presumptuous and will probably jinx Cook, but equally I feel I have to know." "England are all over Australia like a cheap suit ... but it's still 0-0," opines Warne. 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. Alan will be here in a few moments to take tyou through the next session. What an interesting 1st Test we had. That's ton-up for Peter. He finished with 15-0-76-1. As the lead approaches 250, England are somewhat becalmed: just one off the over. You probably don't have them in Essex." The glorious return to form of Kevin Pietersen; the possibility of an England declaration (though not until the final session, I should think); Australia's continued absence from the vicinity of the plate; the question of spin. 137th over: England 525-4 (Pietersen 198, Bell 30) Xavier Doherty is given another opportunity to improve his Test obituary, conceding just a single. 136th over: England 524-4 (Pietersen 197, Bell 30) Ricky's trying to gee up his men in the field. There are some faint "oohs" as Bell deflects the ball near to one of the close catchers. The England cricket team toured Australia during the 2010-11 season from 25 November 2010 to 6 February 2011. ", 108th over: England 410-3 (Pietersen 136, Collingwood 24) Siddle delivers an ugly wide, then has a grumble at the umpire about the fact that Pietersen had come so close to hitting it. It's an email from an Australian, David Whittle: "I know I shouldn't wear my heart on my sleeve in front of the enemy, but I have to tell you things are pretty bad for us Aussies right now. The Ashes (2010–11) 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. The ball swung a country mile after pitching, whistling past batsman and 'keeper and running away for four byes. 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. I think the general you want is Heinz Guderian, Robin, not Erwin Rommel. James Squire Golden Ale: From New South Wales, Malt Shovel Brewery, Camperdown. 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. The shot was accompanied by a cry of "catchit! 187 (62.3 overs) Australia won by 267 … Close: Eng 1-0. This really is reverso world. Score Distribution. Honestly. Too true. Suresh Raina then finished the remaining things with debutant Saurabh Tiwary and takes India to victory of five wickets. Now the heavens have opened though, Strauss' thinking on that may change. Strange but true things cricket does to people.". Alan Gardner points out that Kumar Sangakkara has done the back-to-back double tons too, against Bangladesh in 2007. England lead by 72. "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. 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. "Last night I watched until lunch, and set my alarm to wake up for the evening session," says Patrick McGovern. For the English fans out there I think this email from Ross Moulden should suffice: "Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. I know should really have a lengthy preamble ready for you all, but the truth is I don't. "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." It's both both thrilling and frightening at the same time.". Check the Stats & Records of Records, / , The Ashes, 2010/11, / , Batting and bowling averages Players in Wicket keeper Batting Bowling I can't help thinking that if the Aussies were on top it would be different.". England scored 102 runs in that session, pushing the lead up over 300. "Obviously it will be all your fault if it goes wrong!" This might just be his final chance he gets for the forseeable future to try and blow the flickering embers of fledgling Test career back into life. Test Cricket - Scorecard: 2010-2011 Australia v England (The Ashes) - 1st Test - 25th November, 2010 - Brisbane Cricket Ground Pietersen steps down the pitch and lofts an enormous six over long-off. 107th over: England 409-3 (Pietersen 136, Collingwood 24) Going, going, gone. "I know Smyth's not there, but could you channel him, or Sky's Benedict, or somebody, to tell me if any batsman has ever scored back-to-back Test double centuries?" 91st over: England 323-2 (Cook 137, Pietersen 90) And at the other end it is Ryan Harris. We hope. Pietersen slaps the sixth ball back over mid-off for two. Especially when the sender is anonymous other than the tag line 'toast not ghosts'. Guess what he has chosen to do with it? Speaking of the great man, I think a little bit of The Duckworth Lewis Method wouldn't go amiss. It's not really the same is it?" Yesterday at lunch there were oysters, dozens of 'em, and the company that provided them brought their champion shucker who can do 30 dozen an hour. Read about Records, / , The Ashes, 2010/11, / , Batting and bowling averages Cricket Team Records only on ESPNcricinfo.com. 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. There's obviously no way I could leave that sitting unloved in my inbox. I contemplated likening myself to Colly in 2005 but I think I may plump for the mercurial Alex Tudor, who made his debut, appropriately, in the second Test of the 1998-99 series. 143rd over: England 551-4 (Pietersen 213, Bell 41) Now that's more like it! "Well, they are celebrating.". Cook ends the over by flicking four through mid-wicket. Ponting screws up his face and stares at the turf. Bell takes two and one off the first of Doughy's deliveries then Pietersen launches the left-armer twice over the top, clearing the field and finding the boundary on both occasions. Aye, Guy Hornsby is not wrong. 101st over: England 372-3 (Pietersen 122, Collingwood 4) Collingwood's first runs come with a push to long-off which allows the batsmen to run four. Key moments in the 2010/11 Ashes series between Australia and England after the tourists won the fourth test at the MCG to take a 2-1 lead and retain the famous urn on Wednesday. 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'. It all looks insulting easy. "Mighty, mighty England ..." they croon. Your Account Isn't Verified! Meanwhile, Harris labours gamely on. Just thought I'd share Richie Benaud's opening comments this morning: 'Morning everybody. Reports reaching us that Ricky Ponting was seen wearing a native American head dress and sacrificing a chicken behind the pavilion are, as yet, unconfirmed. Ponting stands stock still and stares blankly at his feet as the umpire signals another four to the scorers. Harris darted a the ball back in towards the stumps from outside off and the ball hit Pietersen's front pad, but it was at least three inches outside the line of off stump. Full test match scorecard from the first day of the third test of the Ashes 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. England would be in no danger of defeat and would have plenty of time to take the required wickets.". As he spoke with no apparent irony about 'keeping focused on the job in hand' a fly appeared to crawl into his mouth, and did not reappear. India vs Australia, 2nd Test - Live Cricket Score, Commentary Series: Australia in India, 2010 Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru Date & Time: Oct 09 - Oct 13 , 09:30 AM LOCAL In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you … "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. 112th over: England 428-3 (Pietersen 144, Collingwood 34) Pietersen skims a drive over the head of cover. As John Howard (not that one, I assume) emailed me a little while ago to say, England are now 1067-5 over the last two innings. Hi Matt Share. A squished-puppy hundred," yelps Adrian Bowen, the squished puppy in this case being Punter. Evening everyone. WICKET! Here's Ed Packard: "How can the remaining narrative of this Adelaide Test be anything other than Collingwood scoring a breezy triple hundred by tea; then taking all ten Australian wickets in the final session. And they've both found their mojo in spades. Look! 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. The Aussies saved from defeat to England by rain – the very definition of irony? Then Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber will owe me one. To quote Private Eye 'are they by any chance related?'" Yes, it's that period of the night/morning. Oh. Cheers. 25-29 1st Test, Brisbane. 125th over: England 477-4 (Pietersen 172, Bell 12) North gets one to turn quite extravagantly out of the foot marks, the ball sliding down Pietersen's legside. "I'm watching in NYC" says James Wallace. In a third - hogwash. Can Australia even match the Chef's score?" The England cricket team toured Australia during the 2010-11 season from 25 November 2010 to 6 February 2011. Daniel Cullen. Nothing finer than to greet him in the morning with "we've just whipped your butt... again". Another Alan Gardner. 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. If Strauss does decide to declare because of the rain, well, things really will be getting uncanny. Harris is bowling well here, and that was an excellent catch by Haddin. 129th over: England 493-4 (Pietersen 184, Bell 16) Ryan Harris is thrown the cherry and immediately beats Pietersen with one that nibbles away. 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%. Bell shows Watson the maker's name ... and that's another maiden. He's learned from the best. With a very approachable alcohol level, mild carbonation, firm head and dry, cracking finish this is an ideal thirst-slaking session beer. 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. The series was played in Australia as part of the England cricket team's tour of the country during the 2010–11 season. Strange isn't? Blimey! It's like after making eye contact with the pretty girl at school, realising that she might actually acknowledge your existence. Hello all. He finds more turn that Doherty did at any point in this session. he drops to one knee and sweeps the ball away for four. 126th over: England 486-4 (Pietersen 181, Bell 12) Shane Warne calls Hussain a "muppet" and tells him to "shut it" in the commentary box after Hussain began the over by baiting Warne on what he would do were he Australia captain. He's looking very active at the crease so far, Bell, obviously keen to get on and neutralise that threat of precipitation. Cook 148 c Haddin b Harris (97th over: England 351-3) Harris clatters a vicious bouncer into Pietersen's elbow. Collingwood 42 LBW b Watson (118th over: England 452-4) Just as the following from Adrian Bowen lands in my inbox – "'Can they drag themselves back into the 21st century this afternoon?' Carry on." England's victory in the final ODI of 2009 (to avert a 7-0 whitewash), The Duckworth Lewis Method wouldn't go amiss, Australia have been very Calvin Harris so far, it's fours years ago to the day that the Massacre of Adelaide occurred, Tuesday might not look too pretty in South Australia, a 31-year-old with little more than 100 first-class wickets to his name, bowled out for 76 by the West Indies in 1984, looks like play might even be over for the day. Alongside me Alan pointed out that the flies had caused Trott more bother than any of the bowlers did yesterday. These two have put on over fifty now, at five-and-a-half runs an over. That's a waste of a review by Ponting. And that's drinks. "So when do you think England should declare Andy?" ... Channel Nine during the opening Test of the 2010-11 Ashes in Australia. I'm sure you're well versed in the Ashes OBO down under now. And so have Don Bradman and, more surprisingly, Vinod Kambli. Jason Krejza. 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? 94th over: England 335-2 (Cook 144, Pietersen 94) KP threads a drive through cover and the batsmen run three. 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). Sir Iron Bottom is advocating "jumping up and down on Australia", which sounds like rather good fun. For Engkland it's all going swimmingly well. And so have Don Bradman and, more surprisingly, Vinod Kambli. As was Simon Katich's reaction to his run out on day one. 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. Bryce McGain. And also that two of Bollinger's first three deliveries have disappeared down to fine leg for two runs apiece. "Far be it for me to pile yet more ridicule on the much maligned Australian bowling attack," says Ben Titchmarsh from Cambridge, proceeding to pile yet more ridicule on this much m... etc etc "But while trying to parent my 2 year old daughter Harmony this morning after an all night session staying up watching the test unfold, I resorted to 'parenting by proxy' and stuck on Cbeebies to keep her entertained where I was immediately struck by the uncanny resemblance between Doug 'the rug' Bollinger and CBeebies' children's presenter Mr Tumble. And it's not the Monster Munch at work, either. WICKET! The first email to nestle in my inbox is from Sarah Cox: "You have one of the best jobs in the world right now." We've already had one married couple breaking up over the cricket on the OBO tonight, but what to make of this from Jeffrey Chapman: "My friend Dan, inspired by England's heroics, has proposed to his girlfriend of 20 years and mother of his 2 children. Walter Hammond has done it in consecutive Test innings, Ben, in the 1928-29 Ashes, and again against New Zealand in 1932-33. "Hi Andy." "The batsman's got a hundred and he's bowling pies halfway down the wicket." Score And Updates, 2nd … "Al, help a brother out," pipes up Iain McKillop. 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. Cook plays a similar shot, if a little less stylish, to the next ball and this time they take two. That'll make his figures look much better. I ran into a long-lost English friend at the shops yesterday. 128th over: England 492-4 (Pietersen 183, Bell 16) Siddle continues but there is absolutely nothing in the pitch to aid his cause. A single rotates the strike and Bell skips forward and then back to slash the ball backward of square for a boundary. Check the Stats & Records of Records, / , The Ashes, 2010/11 - England, / , Batting and bowling averages Players in Wicket keeper Batting Bowling It's brilliant! "I wonder if any photographer has lined up a picture of Ponting in front of it yet." It did, I'll be honest. 2nd Unofficial Test Australia vs England, 1st Test - Live Cricket Score, Commentary Series: England in Australia, 2010-11 Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane Date & Time: Nov 25 - Nov 29 , 10:01 AM LOCAL Declare on 750, rub the new ball in the dust and toss it to Swann. There are rain showers forecast for all the next three days. I'll see you then. "Is that they were a triumph of design over functionality. That's it from me for the moment. That's right - he's staying up all night to watch the cricket. He's still sat next to me. That is all.". 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. Ponting puts three men back on the boundary. Cook comes on strike and... we'll I'll be. Wow. So mucgh for playing for lunch. And he still can't bowl to it. That way they can bat further down the order and not have to worry about their quicks getting embarrassed!". Pietersen launches himself at Shane Watson's first delivery but finds the man at mid-on. He may regret being so frank in the morning. "Email the design of that OBO T-shirt from last year to a printing house in Oz, get a bunch of shirts printed up and hawk them outside the Adelaide Oval tomorrow. 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. 268 (76 overs) England. Anyway: "And offered to assist my wife at an art exhibition at Federation Square thinking the game would be showing on the big outdoor screen. Nearly there, Matt, nearly there. 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. England won the opening Test match of an Ashes … Key moments in the 2010/11 Ashes series between Australia and England after the tourists won the fourth test at the MCG to take a 2-1 lead and retain the famous urn on Wednesday. Read the information on Australia vs England - 2nd Test, 03-07 December, 2010 | The Ashes 2010-11 "A washing prop. His second two are straighter and Pietersen pats them both away. If the weather was good I wouldn't expect to see Australia batting till tomorrow. "Who's this?" Pietersen is incensed, and even a little agitated. Much good it does him. The impossible could actually happen. 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. Down the barrel, I think is the phrase.'". That was one of the most demoralising pieces of cricket I can recall seeing (demoralising if you're an Australian that is, if you're English you can substitute in the word 'hilarious'). What an interesting 1st Test we had. Looking forward to the rest of the day!". "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. Today is a good day.". Today it was beer, which, contrary to popular myth, is not what is generally drunk in press boxes. It has to be done. I know, I know, but let's face it, stranger things have been happening these last few days. "I actually feel aroused," says Dean Butler. I know it's only his first series etc, but he has a first class average of just under 50. 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. ... Twitter It is the first time in 11 years the country has gone into recession. I've had two emails so far which began "I feel sorry for the Aussies". And then, as David Coleman used to say when someone scored in the cup final, "one - nil! Since we met in 2001 there has been a soothing rhythm to the ashes - England win in England and loose in Australia. Bollinger still has that 7-2 off-side field. Kevin Pietersen needs another 15 for his first Test century in 18 matches. To my consternation there's a touch of rain coming down in Adelaide – but not enough to bring the teams off. See results from the ASHES 2nd TEST XI's 1986/87-2010/11 Quiz on Sporcle, the best trivia site on the internet! Up comes the 400, and England's lead is now 157. He still gets through a maiden over though, as Collingwood reacquaints himself with what it is like to be out in the middle. ", 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. 142nd over: England 537-4 (Pietersen 202, Bell 38) Yawn. Here's to KP reaching it, though. The sounds not great and I've been up a long time ..." We'll forgive you Sarah. 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) ... the morning began in the worst possible way with Joe Root falling after the addition of just one run to the overnight score. Ready to start all over again? I'm actually meant to be at Adelaide Oval watching the match. England have won nothing yet. "I think 'the Oompah band is playing Bohemian Rhapsody' might be the best euphemism I've ever heard," chuckles Joe Meredith. And so have Don Bradman and, more surprisingly, Vinod Kambli. Andrew Goulden, the floor is yours. Here's the rain radar for Adelaide: looks like play might even be over for the day. There's too much hubris in my inbox right now. I don't feel myself anymore.". That's all folks. Martin Duckworth is being exercised by the thought of England curtailing their innings: "Declare?!?!?!?!?!? "Atherton opines the declaration should be thought about now KP's hit his Daddy," says Sarah Cox. I could watch this all night. ", 102nd over: England 378-3 (Pietersen 122, Collingwood 7) That's an intriguing delivery from Siddle. Pietersen, who already has a 'Daddy hundred' and must be looking at the next level up (a 'Granddaddy' doesn't have quite the same ring to it), clips a single. 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 apologies for lack of caps, fingers are frozen together. 113th over: England 432-3 (Pietersen 144, Collingwood 38) Marcus North comes on for a couple of overs before lunch. "Hello all. However, when he asks 'Where were you when Sir Alistair Cook got his Adelaide century Grandad?' says Eamonn Maloney "At least we're not praying for it Bull. Ashes: Australia vs England second Test LIVE SCORECARD - Follow the action from Adelaide ... AUSTRALIA and England are in action in the second Test of the Ashes series - follow the action here with our live scorecard. 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. A number of players from both sides in the final were included in the Test teams that played in the 2010–11 Ashes less than six months later – England named Collingwood, Pietersen, Swann, Bresnan and Broad from its World T20-winning team while Australia named Clarke, Watson, Michael Hussey, Johnson, Haddin and Smith from its runner-up team. 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? Mac Millings is here with a Russian doll of an email ... "Don't let that Phil Sawyer (127th over) fool you, Alan. I think we're currently so far ahead of themselves we should be feeling giddy – Australia can't remain this abject for five Tests, can they? 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. "It's been so long I'd forgotten the sublime pleasure of watching KP play. Bell is then left groping at another good delivery outside off that keeps a touch low. There's no one underneath it though, so he gets away with it. Here's his scale in full: 100 - A hundred150 - A Daddy Hundred200 - A Sugar-Daddy Hundred250 - An Escobar Hundred300 - A GSK Hundred. 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. I don't like it. Adrian Bowen seems to have fallen for Clare's siren song already: "I've decided to fall in love with Clare A Davies. Fear it." Sky are showing the highlights of Edgbaston 1997, Australia 54-8, Hussain 207 and all that. He lets out a cry as his dashes a quick single into the covers, partly out of excitement but also partly because he seems to nursing a slight leg problem. Thanks for such a warm welcome, and sorry about the messages I couldn't publish. Right. 110th over: England 416-3 (Pietersen 140, Collingwood 26) Doug Bollinger replaces Siddle. 109th over: England 412-3 (Pietersen 136, Collingwood 26) Just two runs from Doherty's latest over, allowing Charlie Talbot a little room to prove that actually, whatever those of us with smutty minds may have thought, 'the Oompah band is playing Bohemian Rhapsody' wasn't a euphemism at all. Knappstein produce wine in the Clare Valley 100k or so from Adelaide and started a micro-brewery in 2006. What are the chances of getting Warne to wear one, do you think? Kevin Pietersen made a double century as England reached 551-4 in Adelaide, Nice to see you, to see you... nice. chuckles Bumble. I was surprised at how badly he bowled. The last intrigues me most – this morning Xavier Doherty got a couple to spit and turn (though not really anywhere near the stumps), though it looks like he's now likely to join the ranks of post-Warne Aussie spinners now in the wilderness. Hoppsy quite likes the last one. "And it just occured to me that Bollinger looks exactly like the stay-puft marshmallow man from Ghostbusters just after he turns evil... what do you reckon?" ", "Rain?" 132nd over: England 504-4 (Pietersen 187, Bell 20) Pietersen brings up the 500 with a single before Bell punches four through mid-wicket. 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? Anyway, I'm handing back over to Andy Bull – please send him your emails at firstname.lastname@example.org. Forget about Cook, Bell is now motoring, driving the last ball of Siddle's over sweetly for four down the ground. 120th over: England 458-4 (Pietersen 158, Bell 5) "This isn't the Ashes, this is an exorcism," observes Jamie Kirkwood. How do you think Smyth ended up as such a hollow shell of a man?" Harris follows it up with another bouncer, and Pietersen swings a wild hook at this one, screwing the ball up in the air. how about posting the lead so i can try and work out when we'll declare. Catch live and fully detailed scorecard of Australia vs England, 2nd Test, Dec 03, England in Australia, 2010-11 on Cricbuzz Harking back to the pre-lunch vibe is Patrick Pringle. For now, cheerio. ASHES 2010/11: England win the series. Your Account Isn't Verified! Watch now as he cleans up.". asks Ben Hendy. Not exactly a roll of honour, eh? Robin Hazlehurst has been watching far too much of the UK History channel: "Lord Selve's piece made me think of a historical analogy for Ponting: a WWII German General like Rommel or someone. ", 117th over: England 451-3 (Pietersen 158, Collingwood 40) Marcus North runs through a quick six balls of right-arm over, Collingwood scampering a couple. 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