England chase victory in Adelaide

England mob Swanny

Image by RNLJC&M via Flickr

Kevin Pietersen struck with the final ball of day four to put England on course for victory in the second Test against Australia in Adelaide.

Pietersen had Michael Clarke caught at short-leg for 80 as the home side ended on 238-4, still 137 runs behind.

Earlier England declared on 620-5 after adding 69 in nine overs, Pietersen out for a Test-best 227 and Ian Bell on 68.

Graeme Swann took two wickets but after rain Clarke and Mike Hussey took their stand to 104 before the late drama.

With bad weather also forecast for the final day of the match, the decision to bat on by England skipper Andrew Strauss, with his side already 306 ahead, was questionable.

Full story: BBC Sport

 

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under 2nd Test - Adelaide, Ashes 2010/11

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s