England tour of Australia, 2006/07 / Commentary

The Ashes - 5th Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 10 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

14.2

Lee to Strauss, OUT, edged and gone this time. Strauss had been given a life at third slip by Justin Langer, but he's gone this time, trying to play his favourite cut shot. In fact it's a loose waft to one which comes across him and Gilchrist snaps up a tidy catch, easily enough, with two hands on the left of his hips

AJ Strauss c †Gilchrist b Lee 29 (64m 52b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.76

England 45/1   AN Cook 15* (34b 1x4)   B Lee 4.2-1-13-1

19.1

Clark to Cook, OUT, ooh, great delivery and gets the reward. Again Clark targets Cook on the front foot; the batsman comes forward and prods at it with a straight bat, nibbling an inside edge through to Gilchrist who clasps a decent catch tumbling away to his right

AN Cook c †Gilchrist b Clark 20 (88m 47b 2x4 0x6) SR: 42.55

England 58/2   IR Bell 7* (16b 1x4)   SR Clark 5.1-2-14-1

58.3

McGrath to Pietersen, OUT, gone this time - McGrath has his man, bounced out. Pietersen didn't control that hook and Hussey takes a good catch - running backwards - over his head at a slightly short midwicket. That's McGrath's first victim of the day, but his 900th international wicket

KP Pietersen c Hussey b McGrath 41 (162m 104b 1x4 0x6) SR: 39.42

England 166/3   IR Bell 70* (150b 7x4)   GD McGrath 18.3-4-52-1

60.1

McGrath to Bell, OUT, great ball, McGrath straight through the defences and that's two wickets in five balls for him. McGrath's jaffer hit the top of off after nipping back in and taking the inside edge and England have two new batsmen at the crease

IR Bell b McGrath 71 (194m 153b 8x4 0x6) SR: 46.40

England 167/4   PD Collingwood 0* (7b)   GD McGrath 19.1-4-52-2

85.6

McGrath to Collingwood, OUT, jaffer, unplayable. That bounces up and Collingwood's squared up, feathering that one through to Gilchrist for McGrath's third delivery. The way McGrath's been bowling this morning that wicket was pretty inevitable - and just reward for his endeavours

PD Collingwood c †Gilchrist b McGrath 27 (119m 73b 4x4 0x6) SR: 36.98

England 245/5   A Flintoff 50* (89b 6x4 1x6)   GD McGrath 24-5-65-3

85.6

McGrath to Collingwood, OUT, jaffer, unplayable. That bounces up and Collingwood's squared up, feathering that one through to Gilchrist for McGrath's third delivery. The way McGrath's been bowling this morning that wicket was pretty inevitable - and just reward for his endeavours

PD Collingwood c †Gilchrist b McGrath 27 (119m 73b 4x4 0x6) SR: 36.98

England 245/5   A Flintoff 50* (89b 6x4 1x6)   GD McGrath 24-5-65-3

88.5

Lee to Read, OUT, no hiding place this time and he's gone! That one was too good, too fast and Read can't control it, flashing an edge through off the back foot. He could have left it, as it happened, given the ball swung away but it was all over with very quickly.

CMW Read c †Gilchrist b Lee 2 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

England 258/6   A Flintoff 61* (97b 8x4 1x6)   B Lee 19.5-5-64-2

88.6

Lee to Mahmood, OUT, Lee's on a hat-trick, Mahmood has no idea where that's gone - to Hayden at gully as it happens. Top stuff from Lee again - hostile and England have no answers to either him or McGrath

SI Mahmood c Hayden b Lee 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 258/7   A Flintoff 61* (97b 8x4 1x6)   B Lee 20-5-64-3

98.6

Clark to Harmison, OUT, yorker, Harmison shapes to turn to leg but misses, the ball hits him on the full and no doubts with Bowden's decision ... that was going on to hit a third of the way up middle and leg

SJ Harmison lbw b Clark 2 (51m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33

England 282/8   A Flintoff 82* (133b 10x4 1x6)   SR Clark 22-4-62-2

102.1

Clark to Flintoff, OUT, Flintoff takes two strides down the pitch and aims to thump the ball over extra cover, gets a thick edge and Glichrist holds a good catch diving high to his right. Flintoff slowly heads off as the SCG stands to recognise a fine innings ... and it's five catches for Gilchrist

A Flintoff c †Gilchrist b Clark 89 (195m 142b 11x4 1x6) SR: 62.67

England 291/9   MS Panesar 0* (10b)   SR Clark 23.1-5-62-3

103.4

Warne to Panesar, OUT, Panesar picks the wrong ball to sweep, it started on off stump and never moved, he missed it and Aleem Dar had a simple decision to make. It's Warne's 1000th international wicket but the celebrations are so muted as to be almost non existent ... a handshake from his colleagues and a half smile from the man himself

MS Panesar lbw b Warne 0 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 291/10   JM Anderson 0* (5b)   SK Warne 22.4-1-69-1
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Jan 5, 2007

Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath bid adieu having secured a 5-0 Ashes whitewash, Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, January 5, 2007

Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath bid adieu

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Jan 5, 2007

Damien Martyn joined his retiring team-mates, including Justin Langer, in the SCG dressing-rooms after the 5-0 Ashes win, Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, January 5, 2007

Damien Martyn joined his retiring team-mates, including Justin Langer, in the SCG dressing-rooms after the 5-0 Ashes win

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