England were in command at the end of Day 2 of the 2nd Test Match in Adelaide. At stumps Australia were 28 for 1, in reply to England’s total of 551 for 6 declared. Justin Langer was the man out, caught at slip by Kevin Pietersen, off a rising delivery from Andrew Flintoff.

Earlier in the day, Paul Collingwood scored a brilliant double century before being eventually caught behind off Stuart Clark for 206. Kevin Pietersen equalled his best Test score of 158, before he was run out by Ricky Ponting going for a short single.

The Australian bowlers toiled hard all day without much luck.

See the Cricinfo report on this below.

Cricinfo – Australia’s giants drop to their knees

England are now in the box seat, however Australia has not given up on winning the Test match.

“Make 700 and bowl them out for under 150 on the last day,” John Buchanan, the Australian coach told a news conference when asked about his team’s strategy.

“There’s still a win on offering, there’s three days to go, but we’re not in a position to dictate that right at the moment, but we first have to negotiate the new ball.

“Our job tomorrow is really to negotiate the new ball and once we do that, hopefully we’ll have a foundation partnership going, it minimises your risks.”

This is the never say die Aussie spirit coming out.

It will be very interesting to see how day 3 turns out, particularly this morning session.

Read more about this.

We can still win Test: Buchanan

[tags] Andrew Flintoff, Adelaide Test Match, The Ashes, Kevin Pietersen, Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting, Paul Collingwood, John Buchanan, Cricket Score [/tags]

 
 

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