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Queensland Cricket offers apology

Fans see red over offensive song

Nov 26, 2006: The off-field dramas involving England fans have continued after Queensland Cricket was forced to apologise for playing a derogatory song during the tea break at the Gabba

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Short cuts - X-rated exchanges

Nov 26, 2006: Plays of the day from the fourth day of the Brisbane Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Quick singles: Aussie subs strike back

Nov 26, 2006: Peter English with some behind-the-scenes action from the fourth day of the Brisbane Test

Peter English

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

England's odd couple

Nov 26, 2006: Kevin Pietersen has been accused of hiding from Australia's quick men by batting at No. 5. Paul Collingwood was suspected of being too unrefined and unsure against leaping deliveries to appear ahead of Pietersen

Peter English at Brisbane

Flawed strategy has England in a spin

Nov 26, 2006: England's worst fears were exposed at the Gabba when the ball didn't swing and they were shown to have little else in the way of strategy

Ian Chappell

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Pietersen and Collingwood lead England's rearguard

Nov 25, 2006: Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood showed some belated fight for England on the fourth afternoon at the Gabba, combining brilliantly in a 153-run stand for the fourth wicket that went some way towards redressing the psychological imbalance of the first

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller at Brisbane

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Bell stands alone in England wreckage

Nov 25, 2006: Without question, these have been three of the most grotesquely one-sided days in Ashes history - and given the recent precedents that is quite some achievement

Andrew Miller

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

McGrath not quite ready for his pension

Nov 25, 2006: Old age is going extremely well for Glenn McGrath. He doesn't look like growing into a cranky retiree and is happy to poke fun at himself.

Peter English

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Australia's no follow-on policy

Nov 25, 2006: Cricinfo looks at the stats highlights from the third day's play of the Brisbane Test

S Rajesh

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Quick singles: Jones 1 Bowden 0

Nov 25, 2006: Peter English with some behind-the-scenes action from the third day of the Brisbane Test

Peter English

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Short cuts - Ponting's choice

Nov 25, 2006: Plays of the day from the third day of the Brisbane Test

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Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Ponting opts for torture method

Nov 25, 2006: Ricky Ponting is a mean captain. It is a complaint and a compliment. He set another record for Australia today. They were ahead by the most runs on first innings without enforcing the follow-on

Peter English

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Australia extend the humiliation

Nov 25, 2006: Glenn McGrath announced his return to Test cricket with the superb figures of 6 for 50, and Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer added an unbeaten stand of 113

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller at Brisbane

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

The ageless wonder

Nov 24, 2006: Glenn McGrath wasted no time in showing why people should probably believe him when he continually repeats he's feeling as good as ever

Peter English at Brisbane

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane

Rusty England hint at cricket's corrosive future

Nov 24, 2006: We saw it with the bowlers yesterday, the batsmen today. England's already forlorn-looking team are undercooked and ill-prepared. They haven't helped their cause, of course, but neither has the fixtures list which permitted just two warm-up games

Will Luke

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Lee's Bradmanesque Gabba average

Nov 24, 2006: A look at the stats highlights from the second day's play at the Gabba

George Binoy

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

The Harmison question

Nov 24, 2006: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Steve Harmison? England appeared lost for answers on the second day at the Gabba, after their misfiring spearhead had been treated to a second consecutive day of public chastisement

Andrew Miller at Brisbane

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Quick singles: A subdued Army

Nov 24, 2006: Peter English with some behind-the-scenes action from the second day of the Brisbane Test

Peter English

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Short cuts - Vintage McGrath

Nov 24, 2006: Plays of the day from the second day of the Brisbane Test

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Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Australia confirm their hunger

Nov 24, 2006: Australia have treated England like peas on a dinner plate. In the field they were pushed around, squeezed and skewered before Ricky Ponting eventually decided to end his batsmen's meal. Then it was Glenn McGrath who picked up the fork

Peter English at Brisbane
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