November 23-27 2006

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane

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Australia 9 for 602 dec (Ponting 196, Hussey 86, Langer 82, Clarke 56, Flintoff 4-99) and 1 for 202 dec (Langer 100*, Ponting 60*) beat England 157 (Bell 50, McGrath 6-50) and 370 (Collingwood 96, Pietersen 92, Clark 4-72, Warne 4-124) by 277 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

5th day
Bulletin - Australia surge to 277-run victory
Andrew Miller - Normality restored
Peter English - Clark escapes from McGrath's shadow
Quotes - We can't mope around: Flintoff
Quotes - We must get even better says Ponting
Short cuts - Hero to zero
Ian Chappell - Panesar must play
News - Watson ruled out of second Test

4th day
Bulletin - Pietersen and Collingwood lead England's rearguard
Verdict - England's odd couple
Quotes - Philosophical Collingwood proud of England's fight
Quotes - Langer silences debate
News - Ponting injury not considered serious
Quick singles - Aussie subs strike back
Short cuts - X-rated exchanges

3rd day
Bulletin - Australia extend the humiliation
Verdict - Ponting opts for torture method
Quotes - McGrath not quite ready for his pension
Andrew Miller - Bell stands alone in England wreckage
Ian Chappell - The follow-on mystery
Stats - Australia's no follow-on policy
Quick singles - Jones 1 Bowden 0
Short cuts - Ponting's choice

2nd day
Bulletin - McGrath double completes Australia's day
Verdict - Australia confirm their hunger
Andrew Miller - The Harmison question
Peter English - Ageless McGrath
Will Luke - Rusty England hint at cricket's corrosive future
Audio - Ian Chappell: England's fears exposed
Short cuts - Vintage McGrath
Quick singles - A subdued army
Stats - Lee's Bradmanesque Gabba average

1st day
Bulletin - Ponting century powers Australia
Verdict - Wayward England miss their mark
Quotes - Revenge not on Ponting's mind
Quotes - Giles content with comeback
Quick Singles - How's the air up there, Trevor?
Stats Ponting's love affair with the Gabba
Short cuts - Ponting's ace
Audio Ian Chappell: 'England in a lot of trouble'
Tim De Lisle - The first hour from hell

Preview package
Preview - Time for the talking to stop
Stats - An Australian fortress
Head-to-head - The key battles
Quick singles - 10,000 Brits flock to Brisbane