Five Tests were played from 25 November 2010 to 7 January 2011. "It's not supposed to be something you can only reach with a yard brush, or a washing prop." 106th over: England 402-3 (Pietersen 129, Collingwood 24) Collingwood is batting to the manner born at the moment. They are all partying in town like it's the end of the world...The guy running the guest house is an Aussie. Not sure why but he's going off. 138th over: England 526-4 (Pietersen 199, Bell 30) Pietersen edges ever closer to the second double century of his Test career. in their front room to celebrate. 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.". And they've both found their mojo in spades. Well I'll be damned. That, of course, is that the exact score he made at Adelaide four years ago. "Maybe think again Ricky," says Bumble. 12:59am Friday 7th January 2011. Fear it." Tomorrow, I'm playing Verdi's Requiem, for which I've not been to a single rehearsal. There are rain showers forecast for all the next three days. He still gets through a maiden over though, as Collingwood reacquaints himself with what it is like to be out in the middle. How do you think Smyth ended up as such a hollow shell of a man?" The 163-run partnership between Agar and Phillip Hughes was the highest 10th-wicket partnership in Test history. Catch live and fully detailed scorecard of Australia vs England, 2nd Test, Dec 03, England in Australia, 2010-11 on Cricbuzz "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?" I was surprised at how badly he bowled. With lines like 'It seems there is a hail shower due on Monday in Adelaide, Alan' I am lost.". What's all this tommy rot about declaring tonight? "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. There's been a lot of talk about how poor Xavier Doherty was yesterday, but Doug Bollinger's figures were even worse, though he had the consolation of taking that one fluke wicket. England won the series 3–1 and retained the Ashes, having won the previous series in 2009 by two Tests to … Alongside me Alan pointed out that the flies had caused Trott more bother than any of the bowlers did yesterday. ", which preceded the sound of the ball thumping into the boundary hoarding by a fraction of a second. asks Ben Hendy. They didn't have many other options - he was pretty much the only man to have anything close to a decent day in the field yesterday. 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. "Mighty, mighty England ..." they croon. Humbug. Warne than suggests Australia "start practising their rain dance". Can KP just get his something-double-ton-thingy please, and then I'll stop drinking this awful whiskey and go to bed?" Actually I think the covers are going back on again now. "I wonder if any photographer has lined up a picture of Ponting in front of it yet." 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. Still capable of formidable firepower, but not the shock and awe of old, and just can't shore things up as fast as they are breached. off to the shed for antifreeze ..." I can certainly do that, Iain. England won the series 3–1 and retained the Ashes, having won the previous series in 2009 by two Tests to one. 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. Tomorrow is wine apparently. 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'. 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. Can you name the ASHES 2nd TEST XI's 1986/87-2010/11? "Al, help a brother out," pipes up Iain McKillop. Here's to KP reaching it, though. Hoppsy quite likes the last one. Strange but true things cricket does to people.". Somethin' ain't right. Read about Records, / , The Ashes, 2010/11 - England, / , Batting and bowling averages Cricket Team Records only on ESPNcricinfo.com. Test Cricket - Scorecard: 2010-2011 Australia v England (The Ashes) - 1st Test - 25th November, 2010 - Brisbane Cricket Ground Martin Duckworth is being exercised by the thought of England curtailing their innings: "Declare?!?!?!?!?!? Referral! 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. And he still can't bowl to it. 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. What are the chances of getting Warne to wear one, do you think? Your Account Isn't Verified! Play will start 30 minutes early tomorrow to make up for the lost time. That was utterly contemptuous. 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. He whacks another the next delivery away with another slog sweep, and out at mid-wicket the ball beats a despairing dive from Doug Bollinger. And England are still biding their time, stalking their prey. 90th over: England 321-2 (Cook 136, Pietersen 89) Bollinger opens with a rank loosener. Today it was beer, which, contrary to popular myth, is not what is generally drunk in press boxes. To my consternation there's a touch of rain coming down in Adelaide – but not enough to bring the teams off. 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. The covers are still on I'm afraid, but in the meantime Mike Selvey has been good enough to send us a picture of David Hopps' desk in the press box. The impossible could actually happen. 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. 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. The Aussies saved from defeat to England by rain – the very definition of irony? 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. England scored 102 runs in that session, pushing the lead up over 300. Here's Andrew Mullinder with an email entitled 'The Doyen': "I'm sitting here in Moscow watching the Australian coverage. He may regret being so frank in the morning. I may have 'irished' mine up a little bit too much, but we'll see how i'm doing by the lunchbreak. and "Howzat!" With his zinc-face on, Doug looks a little like Red Mist from Kick-Ass. There's obviously much to talk about. 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? Alan will be here in a few moments to take tyou through the next session. The shot was accompanied by a cry of "catchit! The decision was the right one though, there was the slightest of nicks as the ball slid through the gate. His last fifty runs have come off just 52 deliveries. He's packing two bags of Monster Munch. "So when do you think England should declare Andy?" Then Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber will owe me one. 25-29 1st Test, Brisbane. He found form in the five-match ODI series though, with a century and two fifties as England won 3–2 in their final series before the 2010-11 Ashes series. ", The Australians have sent out Ryan Harris to face the press. He's been quite brilliant so far today, back to his imperious best. The South Africa-born Queensland allrounder was a camera operator in the 2010 Ashes. 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. Fresh toasted grains of barley and wheat give it a rich orange-amber colour, whilst new season Amarillo hops provide a tropical/stone fruit aroma and restrained, bitter finish. One day I'll have something to plug myself. Carry on." 2010-11 Ashes Test series dates: First Test: 25-29 November, 2010 (Brisbane) Second Test: 3-7 December, 2010 (Adelaide) Third Test: 16-20 December, 2010 (Perth) Fourth Test: 26-30 December, 2010 (Melbourne) "Something like 551-6 should just about do it I reckon.". 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. Then mid-off, followed by extra cover. I remain, as ever, your faithful etc etc, Selve.". The England cricket team toured Australia during the 2010-11 season from 25 November 2010 to 6 February 2011. 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 That is all.". Match report Scorecard Photos Jonathan Agnew column … 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. See results from the ASHES 2nd TEST XI's 1986/87-2010/11 Quiz on Sporcle, the best trivia site on the internet! And so have Don Bradman and, more surprisingly, Vinod Kambli. Surely this is the last we'll hear of the not-so-young Tasmanian? 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? "A washing prop. ... Twitter It is the first time in 11 years the country has gone into recession. Pietersen squirts an inside edge away to fine leg and his score moves onto 90. That's a waste of a review by Ponting. "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. Ben Mimmack sent this 10 minutes ago, basically pre-empting the wisdom of Warne: "I think England have to declare before close tonight. 137th over: England 525-4 (Pietersen 198, Bell 30) Xavier Doherty is given another opportunity to improve his Test obituary, conceding just a single. Share ; By. First brewed a year ago. Here's hoping its more Steve Finn than Alan Mullally. Mercy me that's a good shot from Pietersen, flicking four through mid-wicket. But there just might be something in this lifeless deck for Graeme Swann. Watch now as he cleans up.". I thought it was mainly his Relentless/Statsguru abuse. "Is that they were a triumph of design over functionality. I could watch this all night. Speaking of the great man, I think a little bit of The Duckworth Lewis Method wouldn't go amiss. They've got him. There are plenty of grim-faced, hands-on-hips types out there today. "Don't let that Clare Davies fool you, Alan," counsels Phil Sawyer. He's actually half-lizard. 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 live in Melbourne," writes Alan Gardner. Can't spot any empty oyster shells. Suresh Raina then finished the remaining things with debutant Saurabh Tiwary and takes India to victory of five wickets. Like Smyth. It's easy to be bold when you've nothing at stake. 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. 140th over: England 534-4 (Pietersen 200, Bell 37) That's a corking stroke from Bell, rocking back and guiding a pull off Bollinger straight to the fence. England lead by 280 and should declare about an hour after tea with a lead of 350, I reckon. 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? As was Simon Katich's reaction to his run out on day one. Daniel Cullen. Australia have been very Calvin Harris so far – can they drag themselves back into the 21st century this afternoon? Or do I mean Nasser? In a word - bunkum. Could lizards living in volcanos really be responsible or is it just getting a little late?" KP crashes and then bashes two fours to square leg, picking out the gap between the fielders on both occasions. It has to be done. 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. 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. He's looking very active at the crease so far, Bell, obviously keen to get on and neutralise that threat of precipitation. "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. And so have Don Bradman and, more surprisingly, Vinod Kambli. 4.5%. 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. 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. "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. With a very approachable alcohol level, mild carbonation, firm head and dry, cracking finish this is an ideal thirst-slaking session beer. Assuming we get back on that is. Since we met in 2001 there has been a soothing rhythm to the ashes - England win in England and loose in Australia. "I am drunk and online," is always a fine way to start an email. 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 - 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