England tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v England at Perth, Dec 14-18, 2006
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Australia won by 206 runs
14,15,16,17,18 December 2006 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer b Panesar 37 116 68 6 0 54.41
24.1 And Panesar strikes! It's taken him just seven balls to get his first Ashes wicket and that pitches outside off and beats Langer's forward defensive, knocking back off stump. Panesar is immediately celebrating, running around in a loop, whooping and beaming. Giles on the balcony has a full beaming smile, delighted with England's progress 69/3
View dismissal ML Hayden c †Jones b Hoggard 24 48 33 3 0 72.72
10.3 goddim! What a ball, swinging in on Hayden who on-drives, loses balance, it takes the outside edge and there's the breakthrough for England. Hayden looked to the heavens immediately and didn't wait for the finger. 47/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* lbw b Harmison 2 19 11 0 0 18.18
13.3 a big call - all the slip cordon are up and so is Harmison - oh and he's removed the imperious Ponting. Good length, nipping back in off the seam and that's pitched bang on middle. It's OK for height too and suddenly the WACA has come alive 54/2
MEK Hussey not out 74 244 162 10 0 45.67
View dismissal MJ Clarke c & b Harmison 37 62 67 4 0 55.22
40.4 what a catch! What a fine catch that is from Harmison. Clarke, just when he was looking settled, tried to pull Harmison, and just flat-batted it straight, the ball spearing back to the bowler who was either going to wear it in his chest or get his hands in the way. He did get his hands in the way and there's Harmison's second 121/4
View dismissal A Symonds c †Jones b Panesar 26 39 30 2 2 86.66
49.6 he's gone this time! Symonds shapes to cut that one and gets the thinnest of top-edges straight through to Jones who makes no mistake in pouching that one at the second attempt. Good decision from Flintoff to keep Panesar on after his previous pummelling and the Symonds fireworks were sparkling but shortlived. 172/5
49.6 he's gone this time! Symonds shapes to cut that one and gets the thinnest of top-edges straight through to Jones who makes no mistake in pouching that one. Good decision from Flintoff to keep Panesar on after his previous pummelling and the Symonds fireworks were sparkling but shortlived. 172/5
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Bell b Panesar 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
51.4 but Panesar has struck again! This time Gilchrist comes forward to defend and the ball cannons off his pad onto his inside edge and balloons up to Ian Bell at short leg and he scrambles over and takes a catch over his shoulder at a stretch. Great catch, Gilchrist doesn't wait for the decision and Monty's on fire. 172/6
View dismissal SK Warne c †Jones b Panesar 25 32 22 3 0 113.63
59.1 GODDIM! What a day Monty's having - a mirror of Symonds's dismissal as Monty tosses this outside off stump, short, Warne tries to cut but gets a thin edge to Jones. And there ends Warne's cameo 214/7
View dismissal B Lee lbw b Panesar 10 32 25 2 0 40.00
67.6 and he's got him! Monty has five! Lands this on middle, it turns just enough and Lee is rapped on the pad. Dar raises his finger and Panesar is the first English spinner to take five wickets at the WACA. This is Monty's day 234/8
View dismissal SR Clark b Harmison 3 13 5 0 0 60.00
70.3 Clark's feet are trapped in the crease and he goes swishing at a 91.7mph (147.5kph) near-yorker which sends back leg stick and the sickening/delightful* (*delete as appropriate) thwack is there for everyone to hear. Intelligent ball 242/9
View dismissal GD McGrath c Cook b Harmison 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
70.6 and that's four wickets for Harmison! He speared that one right in at McGrath who jumps on the back foot, and fends at it, sending an easy catch off his ... ah, arm or chest... Quite a poor decision, that and McGrath's face says it all 244/10
Extras (w 1, nb 4) 5
  Total (all out; 71 overs; 313 mins) 244 (3.43 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket MJ Hoggard 12 2 40 1 3.33 54 5 0
10.3 to Hayden, goddim! What a ball, swinging in on Hayden who on-drives, loses balance, it takes the outside edge and there's the breakthrough for England. Hayden looked to the heavens immediately and didn't wait for the finger. 47/1
  A Flintoff 9 2 36 0 4.00 44 7 0 (3nb)
View wickets SJ Harmison 19 4 48 4 2.52 84 4 0 (1w)
13.3 to Ponting, a big call - all the slip cordon are up and so is Harmison - oh and he's removed the imperious Ponting. Good length, nipping back in off the seam and that's pitched bang on middle. It's OK for height too and suddenly the WACA has come alive 54/2
40.4 to Clarke, what a catch! What a fine catch that is from Harmison. Clarke, just when he was looking settled, tried to pull Harmison, and just flat-batted it straight, the ball spearing back to the bowler who was either going to wear it in his chest or get his hands in the way. He did get his hands in the way and there's Harmison's second 121/4
70.3 to Clark, Clark's feet are trapped in the crease and he goes swishing at a 91.7mph (147.5kph) near-yorker which sends back leg stick and the sickening/delightful* (*delete as appropriate) thwack is there for everyone to hear. Intelligent ball 242/9
70.6 to McGrath, and that's four wickets for Harmison! He speared that one right in at McGrath who jumps on the back foot, and fends at it, sending an easy catch off his ... ah, arm or chest... Quite a poor decision, that and McGrath's face says it all 244/10
View wickets MS Panesar 24 4 92 5 3.83 99 9 2
24.1 to Langer, And Panesar strikes! It's taken him just seven balls to get his first Ashes wicket and that pitches outside off and beats Langer's forward defensive, knocking back off stump. Panesar is immediately celebrating, running around in a loop, whooping and beaming. Giles on the balcony has a full beaming smile, delighted with England's progress 69/3
49.6 to Symonds, he's gone this time! Symonds shapes to cut that one and gets the thinnest of top-edges straight through to Jones who makes no mistake in pouching that one at the second attempt. Good decision from Flintoff to keep Panesar on after his previous pummelling and the Symonds fireworks were sparkling but shortlived. 172/5
49.6 to Symonds, he's gone this time! Symonds shapes to cut that one and gets the thinnest of top-edges straight through to Jones who makes no mistake in pouching that one. Good decision from Flintoff to keep Panesar on after his previous pummelling and the Symonds fireworks were sparkling but shortlived. 172/5
51.4 to Gilchrist, but Panesar has struck again! This time Gilchrist comes forward to defend and the ball cannons off his pad onto his inside edge and balloons up to Ian Bell at short leg and he scrambles over and takes a catch over his shoulder at a stretch. Great catch, Gilchrist doesn't wait for the decision and Monty's on fire. 172/6
59.1 to Warne, GODDIM! What a day Monty's having - a mirror of Symonds's dismissal as Monty tosses this outside off stump, short, Warne tries to cut but gets a thin edge to Jones. And there ends Warne's cameo 214/7
67.6 to Lee, and he's got him! Monty has five! Lands this on middle, it turns just enough and Lee is rapped on the pad. Dar raises his finger and Panesar is the first English spinner to take five wickets at the WACA. This is Monty's day 234/8
  SI Mahmood 7 2 28 0 4.00 32 5 0
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss c †Gilchrist b Clark 42 101 71 6 0 59.15
24.2 but he's GONE! Attempting the same shot outside off, it was too wide frankly and the entire slip cordon all roar their appeal as Gilchrist collects. The crowd are all booing, Strauss is shaking his head and effing and blinding to himself, but he's gone. 82/4
View dismissal AN Cook c Langer b McGrath 15 26 15 2 0 100.00
5.6 gone! Tries to cover-drive that one but the length wasn't there - a bit of length and movement and Cook's tempted to play that one, but merely gets a thick edge to Langer in the slips 36/1
View dismissal IR Bell c †Gilchrist b Lee 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
6.6 ooh, that's the one Lee was aiming for last ball - just squaring Bell up nicely and he gets a thin edge on that as it feathers through to Gilchrist. This is a great response from Australia and they have two wickets in quick succession, Bell departing for a duck 37/2
View dismissal PD Collingwood c Hayden b McGrath 11 45 33 1 0 33.33
17.2 GONE! It was just short of a length, I think it cut away just a touch from Collingwood who, without moving his feet, tried to push it off the back foot. It took the outside edge and flew to Matthew Hayden's right, at gully, who clung onto a reasonably simple chance and there's Australia's breakthrough 55/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Symonds b Lee 70 180 123 8 1 56.91
54.5 but he's gone now! Pietersen tried to hit this over long-off, inside out, but found the best Australia fielder, Andrew Symonds, who came running in, steadied himself and took a fine catch 175/9
View dismissal A Flintoff* c Warne b Symonds 13 46 31 2 0 41.93
33.4 gone this time and the Symonds trap has paid off. Flintoff squared up to that one, prodded at it and sends a thick edge to Warne at first slip who takes a good catch. Lee had been softening him up at the other end and Symonds cleans up, with Flintoff's scalp as his first Ashes wicket, not a bad one 107/5
33.4 gone this time and the Symonds trap has paid off. Flintoff squared up to that one, prodded at it and sends a thick edge to Warne at first slip who takes a good catch. Lee had been softening him up at the other end and Symonds cleans up, with Flintoff's scalp as his first Ashes wicket, not a bad one 107/5
View dismissal GO Jones c Langer b Symonds 0 11 4 0 0 0.00
35.6 and gone! Symonds strikes again! A sloppy shot it must be said, driven uppishly to point where it's snaffled very tidily indeed, low. Jones gets a duck and the Aussies are celebrating hard here 114/6
View dismissal SI Mahmood c †Gilchrist b Clark 10 24 18 1 0 55.55
40.6 and for the third time in succession he steps to leg, flashes, edges and it's taken behind. Careless, hopeless shot and England are in an absolute mess 128/7
View dismissal MJ Hoggard c Hayden b Warne 4 47 39 0 0 10.25
51.6 and there we go; Warne lands this on leg stump, Hoggard comes forward, it takes the outside edge and goes straight to Hayden at first slip. Classical bowling; classical Warne 155/8
View dismissal SJ Harmison c Lee b Clark 23 56 33 3 0 69.69
64.1 out at last. A leading edge and Lee at mid-on does well to judge that one - it was hanging in the air for some time - and he takes a high catch, fingers pointing upwards. Australia have broken the stand (England's highest) at last 215/10
MS Panesar not out 16 41 26 3 0 61.53
Extras (w 1, nb 10) 11
  Total (all out; 64.1 overs; 301 mins) 215 (3.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 18 1 69 2 3.83 84 10 0 (6nb)
6.6 to Bell, ooh, that's the one Lee was aiming for last ball - just squaring Bell up nicely and he gets a thin edge on that as it feathers through to Gilchrist. This is a great response from Australia and they have two wickets in quick succession, Bell departing for a duck 37/2
54.5 to Pietersen, but he's gone now! Pietersen tried to hit this over long-off, inside out, but found the best Australia fielder, Andrew Symonds, who came running in, steadied himself and took a fine catch 175/9
View wickets GD McGrath 18 5 48 2 2.66 89 5 0 (4nb)
5.6 to Cook, gone! Tries to cover-drive that one but the length wasn't there - a bit of length and movement and Cook's tempted to play that one, but merely gets a thick edge to Langer in the slips 36/1
17.2 to Collingwood, GONE! It was just short of a length, I think it cut away just a touch from Collingwood who, without moving his feet, tried to push it off the back foot. It took the outside edge and flew to Matthew Hayden's right, at gully, who clung onto a reasonably simple chance and there's Australia's breakthrough 55/3
View wickets SR Clark 15.1 3 49 3 3.23 68 6 0 (1w)
24.2 to Strauss, but he's GONE! Attempting the same shot outside off, it was too wide frankly and the entire slip cordon all roar their appeal as Gilchrist collects. The crowd are all booing, Strauss is shaking his head and effing and blinding to himself, but he's gone. 82/4
40.6 to Mahmood, and for the third time in succession he steps to leg, flashes, edges and it's taken behind. Careless, hopeless shot and England are in an absolute mess 128/7
64.1 to Harmison, out at last. A leading edge and Lee at mid-on does well to judge that one - it was hanging in the air for some time - and he takes a high catch, fingers pointing upwards. Australia have broken the stand (England's highest) at last 215/10
View wicket SK Warne 9 0 41 1 4.55 32 4 1
51.6 to Hoggard, and there we go; Warne lands this on leg stump, Hoggard comes forward, it takes the outside edge and goes straight to Hayden at first slip. Classical bowling; classical Warne 155/8
View wickets A Symonds 4 1 8 2 2.00 20 1 0
33.4 to Flintoff, gone this time and the Symonds trap has paid off. Flintoff squared up to that one, prodded at it and sends a thick edge to Warne at first slip who takes a good catch. Lee had been softening him up at the other end and Symonds cleans up, with Flintoff's scalp as his first Ashes wicket, not a bad one 107/5
33.4 to Flintoff, gone this time and the Symonds trap has paid off. Flintoff squared up to that one, prodded at it and sends a thick edge to Warne at first slip who takes a good catch. Lee had been softening him up at the other end and Symonds cleans up, with Flintoff's scalp as his first Ashes wicket, not a bad one 107/5
35.6 to Jones, and gone! Symonds strikes again! A sloppy shot it must be said, driven uppishly to point where it's snaffled very tidily indeed, low. Jones gets a duck and the Aussies are celebrating hard here 114/6
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer b Hoggard 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 GODDIM! He's gone! Swinging into Langer who never came forward, the ball sneaking through the gap; it hits his pad and knocks over the off stump. What a start! 0/1
View dismissal ML Hayden c Collingwood b Panesar 92 252 159 12 0 57.86
58.4 GOTTIM. Turn and bounce from Panesar, moving right back into the left-hander Hayden who moves back to give himself room to cut. He attacks the ball hard and a thick edge flies to Collingwood at first slip and he parries it into the air before clinging on at the second attempt. A chink, just a chink mind, of light for England now and Hayden knows it too, punching the air in disgust as he walks off 206/3
View dismissal RT Ponting* c †Jones b Harmison 75 194 128 9 0 58.59
39.4 gone! At last Harmison pitches it up for the first time this morning, the ball takes the edge of Ponting's indecisive drive and Jones takes the catch. That's the length 144/2
View dismissal MEK Hussey c †Jones b Panesar 103 224 156 12 0 66.02
89.3 the change has worked for England. Pitches way outside off, hardly spins in at all and that's a very thin outside edge snapped up by Jones. A wicket at last, but too late 357/4
MJ Clarke not out 135 251 164 17 1 82.31
View dismissal A Symonds c Collingwood b Panesar 2 9 6 0 0 33.33
91.6 GOOD CATCH! Very, very well bowled from Panesar. Flighted on off stump, Symonds came forward unconvincingly and without any conviction; the ball bounced on him, it took the edge of his bat and flew, low, to Collingwood at first slip who dived to his left, and forward a few inches, to take a fine catch 365/5
AC Gilchrist not out 102 103 59 12 4 172.88
Extras (lb 15, w 2, nb 1) 18
  Total (5 wickets dec; 112 overs; 514 mins) 527 (4.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket MJ Hoggard 20 4 85 1 4.25 84 11 1
0.1 to Langer, GODDIM! He's gone! Swinging into Langer who never came forward, the ball sneaking through the gap; it hits his pad and knocks over the off stump. What a start! 0/1
  A Flintoff 19 2 76 0 4.00 81 10 0
View wicket SJ Harmison 24 3 116 1 4.83 97 19 0
39.4 to Ponting, gone! At last Harmison pitches it up for the first time this morning, the ball takes the edge of Ponting's indecisive drive and Jones takes the catch. That's the length 144/2
View wickets MS Panesar 34 3 145 3 4.26 130 13 4
58.4 to Hayden, GOTTIM. Turn and bounce from Panesar, moving right back into the left-hander Hayden who moves back to give himself room to cut. He attacks the ball hard and a thick edge flies to Collingwood at first slip and he parries it into the air before clinging on at the second attempt. A chink, just a chink mind, of light for England now and Hayden knows it too, punching the air in disgust as he walks off 206/3
89.3 to Hussey, the change has worked for England. Pitches way outside off, hardly spins in at all and that's a very thin outside edge snapped up by Jones. A wicket at last, but too late 357/4
91.6 to Symonds, GOOD CATCH! Very, very well bowled from Panesar. Flighted on off stump, Symonds came forward unconvincingly and without any conviction; the ball bounced on him, it took the edge of his bat and flew, low, to Collingwood at first slip who dived to his left, and forward a few inches, to take a fine catch 365/5
  SI Mahmood 10 0 59 0 5.90 34 5 0 (1nb, 2w)
  KP Pietersen 5 1 31 0 6.20 17 4 0
  England 2nd innings (target: 557 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss lbw b Lee 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
0.4 poor judgement, this time, shocking in fact and Australia strike! Lee swung that one in at him again, the ball at full length, and for some inexplicable reason Strauss shoulders arms to that one. Plumb. Actually, on second thoughts (courtesy of the replay), that looked to be going over the top... 0/1
View dismissal AN Cook c †Gilchrist b McGrath 116 389 290 9 0 40.00
93.2 and McGrath has struck! He just pitched in and ran across him, Cook leaves his bat dangling and it catches the outside edge on its way through to Gilchrist. A completely disconsolate Cook hangs his head and walks off. There's a standing ovation for hi, but he drags his feet up the steps, cutting a sad figure right now. He's played magnificently today, but this is the big wicket that Australia have been gunning for all day 261/4
View dismissal IR Bell c Langer b Warne 87 234 163 8 2 53.37
56.6 GONE THIS TIME Warne has the breakthrough and Bell has chipped that straight to Langer at short extra cover. Warne raises his hand and Bell walks off shaking his head half-lifting his bat for just a split second, gutted to be out. Australia are delighted, and the ground erupts 170/2
View dismissal PD Collingwood c †Gilchrist b Clark 5 45 36 0 0 13.88
69.3 GONE, Clark's really worked Collingwood over here. The leg-cutter which straightens on the batsman who, meekly and without conviction, prodded forward, the ball feathering his outside edge and Gilchrist takes an easy catch 185/3
KP Pietersen not out 60 243 150 6 0 40.00
View dismissal MJ Hoggard b McGrath 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
93.4 and McGrath gets a second, perfect yorker cleans Hoggard up. Another terrific piece of bowling, swinging away from the right-hander and that's done him. Australia crowd round McGrath and whoop... and whoop... and whoop. Two wickets in the three balls for McGrath 261/5
View dismissal A Flintoff* b Warne 51 96 67 8 1 76.11
114.5 BOWLED HIM! Flintoff is out. A straight, full, slider - yorker - and it slides underneath Flintoff's bat. A massive wicket for Australia 336/6
View dismissal GO Jones run out (Ponting) 0 11 7 0 0 0.00
116.6 from Warne, closer again, an LBW shout, and Australia think they've got their man. And they have! But run-out. There's a close call for the LBW, from another sweep. Jones's foot stays out of his crease as he waits for the umpire to give his decision, but meantime there's a shy in from the alert Ponting at silly point, great anticipation from the Australian captain and that's a duck for Jones, a pair, in fact 336/7
116.6 from Warne, closer again, an LBW shout, and Australia think they've got their man. And they have! But run-out. There's a close call for the LBW, from another sweep. Jones's foot stays out of his crease as he waits for the umpire to give his decision, but meantime there's a shy in from the alert Ponting at silly point, great anticipation from the Australian captain and that's a duck for Jones, a pair, in fact 336/7
View dismissal SI Mahmood lbw b Clark 4 14 10 0 0 40.00
119.6 but he's gone this time, courtesy of the swinging yorker. Not much he could have done with that one and the leg stump would have been sent cartwheeling. Good bowling by the impressive Clark 345/8
View dismissal SJ Harmison lbw b Warne 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
120.2 he's gone. That's the loudest shout of the day and the Australians were celebrating practically before that had even rapped a sweeping Harmison on the pad. A big stride can't save him; that pitched on leg - or was it just outside? Possibly - and would have gone on to hit off 346/9
120.2 he's gone. That's the loudest shout of the day and the Australians were celebrating practically before that had even rapped a sweeping Harmison on the pad. A big stride can't save him; that pitched on leg - or was it just outside? Possibly - and would have gone on to hit off 346/9
View dismissal MS Panesar b Warne 1 8 9 0 0 11.11
122.2 BOWLED HIM and Australia have regained the Ashes. They mob Shane Warne and are all in the centre of the pitch. 350/10
Extras (b 7, lb 8, w 6, nb 5) 26
  Total (all out; 122.2 overs; 529 mins) 350 (2.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket B Lee 22 3 75 1 3.40 97 6 1 (1nb)
0.4 to Strauss, poor judgement, this time, shocking in fact and Australia strike! Lee swung that one in at him again, the ball at full length, and for some inexplicable reason Strauss shoulders arms to that one. Plumb. Actually, on second thoughts (courtesy of the replay), that looked to be going over the top... 0/1
View wickets GD McGrath 27 9 61 2 2.25 139 7 0 (4nb, 1w)
93.2 to Cook, and McGrath has struck! He just pitched in and ran across him, Cook leaves his bat dangling and it catches the outside edge on its way through to Gilchrist. A completely disconsolate Cook hangs his head and walks off. There's a standing ovation for hi, but he drags his feet up the steps, cutting a sad figure right now. He's played magnificently today, but this is the big wicket that Australia have been gunning for all day 261/4
93.4 to Hoggard, and McGrath gets a second, perfect yorker cleans Hoggard up. Another terrific piece of bowling, swinging away from the right-hander and that's done him. Australia crowd round McGrath and whoop... and whoop... and whoop. Two wickets in the three balls for McGrath 261/5
View wickets SR Clark 25 7 56 2 2.24 121 7 0
69.3 to Collingwood, GONE, Clark's really worked Collingwood over here. The leg-cutter which straightens on the batsman who, meekly and without conviction, prodded forward, the ball feathering his outside edge and Gilchrist takes an easy catch 185/3
119.6 to Mahmood, but he's gone this time, courtesy of the swinging yorker. Not much he could have done with that one and the leg stump would have been sent cartwheeling. Good bowling by the impressive Clark 345/8
View wickets SK Warne 39.2 6 115 4 2.92 174 10 2
56.6 to Bell, GONE THIS TIME Warne has the breakthrough and Bell has chipped that straight to Langer at short extra cover. Warne raises his hand and Bell walks off shaking his head half-lifting his bat for just a split second, gutted to be out. Australia are delighted, and the ground erupts 170/2
114.5 to Flintoff, BOWLED HIM! Flintoff is out. A straight, full, slider - yorker - and it slides underneath Flintoff's bat. A massive wicket for Australia 336/6
120.2 to Harmison, he's gone. That's the loudest shout of the day and the Australians were celebrating practically before that had even rapped a sweeping Harmison on the pad. A big stride can't save him; that pitched on leg - or was it just outside? Possibly - and would have gone on to hit off 346/9
120.2 to Harmison, he's gone. That's the loudest shout of the day and the Australians were celebrating practically before that had even rapped a sweeping Harmison on the pad. A big stride can't save him; that pitched on leg - or was it just outside? Possibly - and would have gone on to hit off 346/9
122.2 to Panesar, BOWLED HIM and Australia have regained the Ashes. They mob Shane Warne and are all in the centre of the pitch. 350/10
  A Symonds 9 1 28 0 3.11 39 1 0 (1w)

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 3-0
Player of the match - MEK Hussey (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RE Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire - SJ Davis
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - AR Craig
Close of play
  • Thu, 14 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 51/2 (AJ Strauss 24*, PD Collingwood 10*, 14 ov)
  • Fri, 15 Dec - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 119/1 (ML Hayden 57*, RT Ponting 57*, 36 ov)
  • Sat, 16 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 19/1 (AN Cook 7*, IR Bell 9*, 6 ov)
  • Sun, 17 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 265/5 (KP Pietersen 37*, A Flintoff 2*, 96 ov)
  • Mon, 18 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 350 (122.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (77 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Australia - 54/1 in 13.0 overs (JL Langer 25, RT Ponting 2)
    • Lunch: Australia - 69/3 in 24.1 overs (MEK Hussey 2)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 34.2 overs (209 balls), Extras 4
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (MEK Hussey 15, MJ Clarke 35, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Australia - 121/4 in 40.4 overs (MEK Hussey 17)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 46.4 overs (283 balls), Extras 4
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (MEK Hussey 24, A Symonds 26, Ex 0)
    • Tea: Australia - 184/6 in 54.0 overs (MEK Hussey 46, SK Warne 8)
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 107 balls (8 x 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 56.4 overs (343 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Australia - 234/8 in 68.0 overs (MEK Hussey 69)
    • England 1st innings
    • Attendance: 24175
    • England: 50 runs in 13.1 overs (81 balls), Extras 2
    • End Of Day: England - 51/2 in 14.0 overs (AJ Strauss 24, PD Collingwood 10)
    • Drinks: England - 87/4 in 27.0 overs (KP Pietersen 11, A Flintoff 3)
    • England: 100 runs in 31.5 overs (197 balls), Extras 6
    • Lunch: England - 122/6 in 39.0 overs (KP Pietersen 27, SI Mahmood 6)
    • England: 150 runs in 48.1 overs (299 balls), Extras 10
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 108 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: England - 155/8 in 52.0 overs (KP Pietersen 50)
    • England: 200 runs in 60.2 overs (373 balls), Extras 11
    • Tea: England - 215/10 in 64.1 overs (MS Panesar 16)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (ML Hayden 29, RT Ponting 21, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Australia - 68/1 in 18.0 overs (ML Hayden 34, RT Ponting 33)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 26.1 overs (158 balls), Extras 4
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 85 balls (7 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 157 balls (ML Hayden 49, RT Ponting 50, Ex 4)
    • Attendance: 24268
    • ML Hayden: 50 off 77 balls (8 x 4)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 119/1 in 36.0 overs (ML Hayden 57, RT Ponting 57)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 43.3 overs (262 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: Australia - 155/2 in 45.0 overs (ML Hayden 65, MEK Hussey 8)
    • Drinks: Australia - 184/2 in 55.0 overs (ML Hayden 86, MEK Hussey 16)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 108 balls (ML Hayden 22, MEK Hussey 28, Ex 2)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 57.6 overs (349 balls), Extras 7
    • Lunch: Australia - 220/3 in 63.0 overs (MEK Hussey 43, MJ Clarke 3)
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 93 balls (6 x 4)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 70.4 overs (425 balls), Extras 7
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (MEK Hussey 21, MJ Clarke 29, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Australia - 270/3 in 74.0 overs (MEK Hussey 67, MJ Clarke 29)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 295/3 after 80.1 overs (MEK Hussey 77, MJ Clarke 43)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 81.2 overs (490 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Australia - 300/3 in 82.0 overs (MEK Hussey 78, MJ Clarke 47)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 150 balls (MEK Hussey 54, MJ Clarke 48, Ex 1)
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 76 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • MEK Hussey: 100 off 148 balls (12 x 4)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 87.6 overs (530 balls), Extras 12
    • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 185 balls (MEK Hussey 71, MJ Clarke 73, Ex 7)
    • Tea: Australia - 357/4 in 89.3 overs (MJ Clarke 73)
    • MJ Clarke: 100 off 130 balls (13 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 99.1 overs (597 balls), Extras 14
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (MJ Clarke 21, AC Gilchrist 29, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Australia - 420/5 in 102.0 overs (MJ Clarke 100, AC Gilchrist 32)
    • AC Gilchrist: 50 off 40 balls (8 x 4)
    • Australia: 450 runs in 106.3 overs (641 balls), Extras 17
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 90 balls (MJ Clarke 27, AC Gilchrist 73, Ex 3)
    • Australia: 500 runs in 109.1 overs (658 balls), Extras 18
    • 6th Wicket: 150 runs in 112 balls (MJ Clarke 50, AC Gilchrist 97, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 518/5 in 111.0 overs (MJ Clarke 130, AC Gilchrist 98)
    • AC Gilchrist: 100 off 57 balls (12 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • England 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: England - 19/1 in 6.0 overs (AN Cook 7, IR Bell 9)
    • Attendance: 22006
    • Drinks: England - 40/1 in 15.0 overs (AN Cook 17, IR Bell 17)
    • England: 50 runs in 18.6 overs (119 balls), Extras 7
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 115 balls (AN Cook 18, IR Bell 30, Ex 7)
    • IR Bell: 50 off 83 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Lunch: England - 99/1 in 34.0 overs (AN Cook 37, IR Bell 54)
    • England: 100 runs in 34.2 overs (212 balls), Extras 8
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 208 balls (AN Cook 38, IR Bell 54, Ex 8)
    • AN Cook: 50 off 129 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: England - 144/1 in 50.0 overs (AN Cook 64, IR Bell 72)
    • England: 150 runs in 52.3 overs (321 balls), Extras 8
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 317 balls (AN Cook 70, IR Bell 75, Ex 8)
    • Tea: England - 180/2 in 65.0 overs (AN Cook 80, PD Collingwood 4)
    • England: 200 runs in 72.5 overs (443 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: England - 226/3 in 80.0 overs (AN Cook 99, KP Pietersen 17)
    • AN Cook: 100 off 257 balls (8 x 4)
    • New Ball Taken: England 230/3 after 83.2 overs (AN Cook 102, KP Pietersen 18)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 101 balls (AN Cook 22, KP Pietersen 21, Ex 9)
    • England: 250 runs in 89.5 overs (546 balls), Extras 18
    • End Of Day: England - 265/5 in 96.0 overs (KP Pietersen 37, A Flintoff 2)
    • Attendance: 20703
    • England: 300 runs in 105.3 overs (640 balls), Extras 19
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 83 balls (KP Pietersen 9, A Flintoff 40, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: England - 316/5 in 110.0 overs (KP Pietersen 46, A Flintoff 43)
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 123 balls (6 x 4)
    • A Flintoff: 50 off 64 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Lunch: England - 349/9 in 122.0 overs (KP Pietersen 59, MS Panesar 1)
    • England: 350 runs in 122.1 overs (740 balls), Extras 26
    • Attendance: 12288
    • Test Match Scorer: Binoy George
    • Test Match Commentators: Jenny Thompson and Will Luke
 
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Hours of play (local time) 11.30 start, Lunch 13.30-14.10, Tea 16.10-16.30, Close 18.30

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