>> Just look at the ways in which Gilchrist was dismissed in the
>> 2005 Ashes. As soon as Gilchrist came in, Fred was put on to
>> bowl, and it didn't usually last long.
> Well Mike, as I said Freddie is an incredible talent.
> I did not see the Ashes series - intend to. On those pitches he
> must have been very difficult to play. Plus not getting as
> enervated with the heat as in Pakistan, he probably gave it his
> all for longer spells.
> I will watch that series on DVD soon.
There was _never_ a gap of more than one over, either someone
finishing or another chap bowling his from the less favoured end,
before Flintoff was brought on to bowl. On one occasion Flintoff had
just bowled a reasonably long spell and Vaughan asked him to have a
rest. Fred snapped at him and grabbed the ball back. Gilchrist went
22nd over: WICKET Clarke lbw S Jones 11 (Australia 87-5)
23rd over: Australia 97-5 (Clarke 7, Gilchrist 8) Flintoff comes
round the wicket to Gilchrist, who can't resist having a nibble and
nearly goes for a duck.
63rd over: WICKET! Martyn lbw Harmison 65 (Australia 255-5)
64th over: Australia 260-5 (Katich 4, Gilchrist 1) At least the
arrival of a new pair of batsmen at the crease has taken Australia
out of their stride for a brief moment, with Flintoff producing a
50th over: WICKET! Katich c (sic) Flintoff 4 (Australia 208-5)
Flintoff strikes! He's been bowling round the wicket to Katich, but
comes back over.
52nd over: Australia 218-5 (Langer 71, Gilchrist 5) A snorter from
Flintoff, who gets a 90mph howitzer to move away from Gilchrist and
nearly takes the edge.
31st over: WICKET! Australia 134-5 (Katich c Trescothick b Giles 16)
32nd over: Australia 134-5 (target 282; Clarke 20, Gilchrist 0) A
very lively maiden from Flintoff to Clarke.
33rd over: WICKET! England 136-6 (Gilchrist c Flintoff b Giles 1)
Gilo has done it again! Gilchrist couldn't resist having a pop, but
with the ball coming out of the rough he could only skew an attempted
drive to Freddie Flintoff at mid-on. What a day this has been!
36th over: WICKET! Martyn b Giles 20 (England 129-5)
37th over: Australia 132-5 (Gilchrist 14, Warne 1) Bell drops
Gilchrist. Flintoff is again causing the Australian a great deal of
trouble as he has done all series, Gilchrist here cutting one to
Bell's right at point for a catch that the Warwickshire batsman
really should have taken.
50th over: WICKET Katich c Giles b Flintoff 12 (Australia 165-4)
52nd over: Australia 171-4 (Ponting 69, Gilchrist 1) More fast, fiery
bowling from Flintoff.
31st over: WICKET! Clarke lbw b Harmison 36 (Australia 99-5)
[end of day]
33rd over: Australia 109-5 (Katich 22, Gilchrist 6) No messing from
Vaughan, and rightly so: Flintoff comes on straight away around the
wicket to Gilchrist.
94th over: WICKET! Australia 261-5 (Clarke c Jones b Hoggard 56)
96th over AKA Flintoff v Gilchrist: Australia 270-5 (trail by 259 on
first innings; Katich 41, Gilchrist 9)
95th over: WICKET! Australia 329-5 (Katich lbw b Flintoff 1)
97th over: Australia 343-5 (Clarke 21, Gilchrist 12) An inside edge
saves Clarke from what would have been a pretty adjacent lbw shout.
Then Flintoff, bowling his first ball to Gilchrist, cuts him in half
with a marvellous, ***olining off-cutter.