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Highlights of Day 2 of the 1st Test at Cardiff

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England resume Day 2 at an overnight score of 336/7 in 90.0 Ovs with Anderson on 2* and Broad on 4*.

Morning Session – England 1st Innings

Over 90.5: Boundary! P Siddle to S Broad, pitched up delivery, plays a classy cover drive for a boundary!

Over 91.1: Three runs. M Johnson to J Anderson, short and wide, plays an upper cut over covers and gets three valuable runs.

Over 92.2: Boundary! P Siddle to S Broad, short of length delivery, thats a valuable outside edge from Broad which goes down safely through gully for a boundary. That brings up the 350 for England.

Over 92.4: Boundary! P Siddle to S Broad, pitched up delivery, plays a thunderous drive on the up that beats the diving mid off for a boundary.

Over 93.5: Bowled him! M Johnson to S Broad, good length delivery, goes back to play a flick and finds himself in a tangle to get bowled round his legs with the off cutter brushing the trouser onto the stumps.

Over 94.1: Boundary! P Siddle to J Anderson, good length delivery, goes back and drives it but only to get an outside edge that flies low through the vacant third slip region for a boundary.

Over 94.2: Three runs. P Siddle to J Anderson, good length delivery, goes back and flicks it superbly through the vacant squareleg region and gets three more runs.

Over 95.2: Boundary! M Johnson to G Swann, good length delivery, gets forward and jabs it with soft hands and the ball races away through gully for a boundary.

Over 95.3: Boundary! M Johnson to G Swann, pitched up delivery, drives it on the up over covers for a boundary.

Over 95.5: Three runs. M Johnson to G Swann, good length delivery, plays a useful pick up shot in the air over mid wicket and gets three more runs.

Over 96.1: Three runs. P Siddle to G Swann, half volley, drives it in the gap through covers and picks up three runs.

Over 96.4: Three runs. P Siddle to J Anderson, pitched up delivery, smacks that wide one through extra covers and gets three more runs

Over 98.1: Four Byes! Nathan Hauritz to G Swann, flatter trajectory delivery, thats a sharp turning off break that beats the batsman and also the keeper down the legside for four byes.

Over 98.4: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to G Swann, flatter trajectory delivery, steps out and lofts it over wide mid on for a boundary.

Over 98.5: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to G Swann, flatter trajectory delivery, steps out and lofts it over mid on where Siddle doesn’t pick the ball and ends up giving another boundary.

Over 98.6: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to G Swann, flatter trajectory delivery, plays a clever reverse sweep behind point for a boundary. That brings up the 400 for England!

Over 100.2: Single. Nathan Hauritz to G Swann, flatter trajectory delivery, pushes it to covers for a single, that brings up the 50 of this partnership.

Over 100.3: Boundary! Nathan Hauritz to J Anderson, flatter trajectory delivery, sweeps it down to fine leg for a boundary!

Over 101.3: Boundary! Ben Hilfenhaus to G Swann, good length delivery, thats a brilliant lofted shot over the bowler’s head which goes for a one bounce boundary.

Over 102.4: He is Caught! Nathan Hauritz to J Anderson, flighted delivery, steps out looking to loft it inside out over covers but ends up dragging it into the hands of mid on. Drinks taken after that 9th wicket fall of James Anderson. England should think that they have got enough runs on board on a spinning track. England 423/9 in 102.4 Ovs (Anderson 26 Swann 41*)

Over 101.3: Boundary! Ben Hilfenhaus to G Swann, good length delivery, thats a brilliant lofted shot over the bowler’s head which goes for a one bounce boundary.

Over 103.1: Three runs. Ben Hilfenhaus to M Panesar , good length delivery, he bowls that onto the pads and Monty plays a lovely flick through mid wicket for three runs.

Over 106.5: He is Caught! Nathan Hauritz to M Panesar , flighted delivery, pushes at that and the turn and bounce ensures an edge that goes straight to gully. England 435 all out in 106.5 Overs
Morning Session – Australia 1st Innings

Over 0.3: Four Leg Byes! J Anderson to P Hughes, short of length delivery, thats down the legside and Hughes gets a deflection off his pad that runs away to the fine leg boundary.

Over 0.6: Three runs. J Anderson to P Hughes, pitched up delivery, stretches forward and drives the wide one through extra covers, the ground is extremely large in that area and it will not be a boundary.

Over 1.2: Boundary! S Broad to P Hughes, short and wide, cuts that fiercely through gully for a boundary.

Over 1.3: Boundary! S Broad to P Hughes, short of length delivery, plays a crunching drive through covers for a boundary.

Over 3.4: Boundary! S Broad to P Hughes, short and wide, plays a whacking cut past the diving gully for a boundary.

Over 6.1: Boundary! J Anderson to P Hughes, short of length delivery, gets back and across and drives it through extra covers for a boundary.

Over 7.6: No runs. G Swann to S Katich, flatter trajectory delivery, defends it off the frontfoot to point. That’s lunch on Day 2 with Australia trailing behind by 396 runs. Australia 39/0 in 8.0 Overs (Hughes 28 Katich 6)
Afternoon Session – Australia 1st Innings

Over 8.5: Beaten! A Flintoff to P Hughes, short and rising delivery, almost nicks that behind, that one angled in and held its line outside off. Hughes played away from his body.

Over 13.3: Boundary! S Broad to S Katich, short of length delivery, goes for a cut and the ball isn’t that wide at all, Katich edges that past the vacant gully region for a boundary.

Over 13.5: Three runs. S Broad to S Katich, good length delivery, flicks it across through mid wicket and they get three from Monty.

Over 14.4: No ball + Boundary! A Flintoff to P Hughes, short of length delivery, plays a back cut behind point for a boundary.

Over 14.6: He is Caught! A Flintoff to P Hughes, short of length delivery, goes for a backfoot drive away from his body and its an inside edge produced by Freddie’s indipper that is well caught by Prior low to his right.

Over 15.5: Three runs. S Broad to S Katich, pitched up delivery, shuffles across and drives it wristily past mid on for three runs.

Over 17.6: Four runs. S Broad to R Ponting, pitched up delivery, strides forward and drives it positively through covers and the ball stops on its own inside the boundary but the batsmen have take four runs!

Over 18.6: Boundary! A Flintoff to S Katich, pitched up delivery, stands and delivers for a boundary, Katich there played a wristy on drive between the non striker and mid on.

Over 19.1: Boundary! S Broad to R Ponting, bangs it short, picks the length in a flash and pulls it away stylishly to squareleg for a flat boundary.

Over 20.4: Three runs. J Anderson to R Ponting, half volley, opens the face of the blade and drives it through covers and its becoming too difficult to find boundaries on this massive outfield.

Over 21.6: No runs. G Swann to S Katich, quicker and flatter in the air, defends it off the frontfoot, a bit of pad in that. Time for Drinks. Australia 87/1 in 22.0 Overs (Katich 28 Ponting 15)

Over 20.4: Three runs. J Anderson to R Ponting, half volley, opens the face of the blade and drives it through covers and its becoming too difficult to find boundaries on this massive outfield.

Over 22.6: Boundary! J Anderson to R Ponting, short of length delivery, plays a thunderous drive that goes wide of point for a boundary.

Over 30.1: Boundary! M Panesar to R Ponting, flighted delivery, gets forward and across and paddles it using the bowler’s pace to get it past short fine leg for a boundary.

Over 35.5: Two runs. S Broad to R Ponting, bangs it short, pulls it away wide of Monty at backward squareleg for a couple and crosses 11,000 Test runs!

Over 37.3: Boundary! S Broad to S Katich, short of length delivery, plays a lovely wristy drive square of the wicket behind point for a boundary.

Over 37.6: Boundary! S Broad to S Katich, short of length delivery, flashes at that hard outside off and the ball races away to the right of the diving gully for a boundary.

Over 38.4: Boundary! G Swann to S Katich, flighted delivery, flicks that wristily past mid on for a boundary that brings up his 16th test fifty.

Over 38.6: No runs. G Swann to S Katich, quicker and flatter in the air, defends it off the frontfoot. And that’s Tea on Day 2 with Australia trailing behind by 293 runs. Australia 142/1 in 39.0 Overs (Katich 53 Ponting 44)
Final Session – Australia 1st Innings
 
Over 39.3: Beaten! S Broad to R Ponting, bangs it short, goes for a pull and is beaten down the legside.

Over 40.3: Three runs. A Flintoff to S Katich, pitched up delivery, drives that freely in the gap through covers and the ball doesn’t go all the way to the boundary.

Over 41.4: Boundary! S Broad to R Ponting, pitched up delivery, plays a rash shot on the up and the ball goes off the thickish edge through gully for a boundary that brings up his 47th test fifty!

Over 44.3: Boundary! G Swann to S Katich, quicker and flatter in the air, fires that down the legside and Katich tickles that to fine leg for a boundary.

Over 44.4: Two runs. G Swann to S Katich, quicker and flatter in the air, drives the half volley square of the wicket on the off side for a couple and that brings up the 100 of this partnership.

Over 46.3: Boundary! G Swann to R Ponting, full toss, smacks it through covers for a boundary.

Over 48.2: Boundary! G Swann to S Katich, full toss, flicks it away through mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 49.4: Three runs. A Flintoff to R Ponting, short of length delivery, flashes that through point and picks up three runs.

Over 49.6: Boundary! A Flintoff to S Katich, pitched up delivery, drives it uppishly on the rise through extra covers for a boundary.

At Drinks, Australia are 195/1 in 55.0 Ovs (Katich 81* Ponting 69*)

Over 61.1: Two runs. J Anderson to R Ponting, good length delivery, stays back and drives it through point for a couple to bring up the 150 of this partnership.

Over 61.3: Boundary! J Anderson to R Ponting, full toss, gets a bottom edge in his flick down the legside and thats a boundary to fine leg.

Over 67.4: Three runs. J Anderson to S Katich, half volley, shuffles across and plays a wristy flick past Swann at mid on and picks up three.

Over 67.6: Three runs. J Anderson to S Katich, pitched up delivery, intentionally goes over the top of extra covers and picks up three more runs.

Over 68.3: Boundary! A Flintoff to R Ponting, full toss, that looks like a slower one and gets driven through extra covers for a boundary to move onto 97.

Over 68.5: Single. A Flintoff to S Katich, bangs it short, pulls it dangerously on the bounce to fine leg and that brings up his 8th Test hundred, his first one in Ashes.

Over 70.3: No runs. A Flintoff to R Ponting, pitched up delivery, opens the face and drives it uppishly to Bopara at covers. Ponting is struck on 99.

Over 70.4: No runs. A Flintoff to R Ponting, good length delivery, pushes it across to mid on and thinks of a single but changes his mind.

Over 70.5: Single. A Flintoff to R Ponting, good length delivery, pushes it to covers and straightaway takes off for a single to bring up his 38th Test hundred and his 8th Ashes hundred.

Over 70.6: Three runs. A Flintoff to S Katich, half volley, flicks that wide of Monty at mid on and picks up three runs. That’s the end of Day 2 with Australia trailing behind by 189 runs with 9 first innings wickets in hand. Australia 249/1 in 71 Overs (Katich 104* Ponting 100*)


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