Saturday, 4 December 2010

**2nd Day** The Ashes 2010-2011: 2nd Test at Adelaide

England versus Australia
3rd-7th December 2010

Who has put his team in the best position to win so far?
Who has left his team with some serious work to be done?

Provisional WPA numbers after the second day at Adelaide:

            Aus win     Aus lose     draw
Watson       -2.0%        1.3%        0.7%
Katich       -6.7%       11.9%       -5.2%
Ponting      -7.5%       11.8%       -4.4%
Clarke       -7.3%       10.5%       -3.2%
Hussey        7.0%       -8.2%        1.2%
North        -4.6%        5.1%       -0.5%
Haddin        6.1%       -9.5%        3.5%
Harris       -5.2%        6.5%       -1.3%
Doherty      -8.5%        9.2%       -0.6%
Siddle       -9.6%        9.5%        0.1%
Bollinger    -2.1%        3.0%       -0.9%

            Eng win     Eng lose     draw
Strauss      -7.2%        8.1%       -0.9%
Cook         13.4%      -15.1%        1.8%
Trott         7.8%       -8.2%        0.4%
Pietersen     4.6%       -5.4%        0.8%
Collingwood  -2.2%        1.3%        0.9%
Broad        -6.9%        3.7%        3.3%
Swann         1.0%       -0.4%       -0.6%
Anderson     28.3%      -18.7%       -9.7%
Finn         -5.7%        5.6%        0.1%
run outs     16.5%       -9.9%       -6.6%

James Anderson was the hero of the first day.  By taking four wickets for 51 runs he single handedly created 28.3% of a win for England.

England's fielding antics on day one also deserve an honourable mention: the run outs of Simon Katich and Xavier Doherty combined to net England 16.5% of a win.

Alastair Cook continues his impressive form, creating 13.4% of a win for England with his 136*.

Keep checking back here for updated stats and graphs of the game.

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