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November 26, 2006
Lowlight of the Day
Andrew Strauss falling to his second poorly timed cross-bat shot of the game. As the vice-captain, he sent a poor message to his team-mates when he holed out off Stuart Clark in the first session.
Injury of the day
Ricky Ponting's back complaint got him out of fielding after he set England a modest 648 for victory.
Shot of the Day
Paul Collingwood's uppercut off Lee was special. The ball was short, fast and directed over the boundary in line with the first slip. A Gabba staff member took a smart catch.
Ball of the Day
Warne's second-up slider to Ian Bell, England's mini-hero of the first innings. Just when it seemed he'd shaken off his bunny status, Warne nailed him with the straight one.
Chant of the Day
"Give us our ball back!" demanded most of the eastern side of the stadium after a particularly heroic beach ball was finally captured by the fun police after evading questioning for a full 20 minutes. Sadly it was found guilty of trespass.
Rumour of the Day
Started by the locals, perpetuated by Test Match Special, and clung on to by all England followers, there is apparently a severe thunderstorm ready to strike sometime tomorrow afternoon. Apparently.
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