England tour of Australia, 2006/07 / Commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 277 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

127.2

Giles to Warne, no run, Warne forward with undue respect to a fellow spinner

127.3

Giles to Warne, 1 run, timed down to long-on

127.5

Giles to Warne, no run

127.6

Giles to Warne, 1 run, and he rocks back into his crease, pushing it down to long-on again

Australia 471/6   SK Warne 2* (4b)

128.1

Hoggard to Warne, 2 runs, DROPPED HIM! The first clanger of the match as Warne chips it off the toe of his bat, over Hoggard's head. Anderson run in from mid-on, sprinting and making good ground but he just can't get his hands to it

128.2

Hoggard to Warne, no run, what a belter! Hoggard's moving it just enough here and Warne plays-and-misses

128.3

Hoggard to Warne, no run, down the leg side, Warne misses out here

128.4

Hoggard to Warne, no run, another corking corker from Hoggard - effectively a fast leg-break, bowled appropriately enough to Warne

128.5

Hoggard to Warne, no run, and again - this is fine bowling indeed from Hoggard who could've had Warne several times this over. Warne cries "Ooorrr" as though winded.

128.6

Hoggard to Warne, no run, squared up this time but Warne gets bat on it, and the crowd cheer (jeer? Surely not) with a fat dose of ironic applause

Australia 473/6   SK Warne 4* (10b)

129.5

Harmison to Warne, no run, cracker from Harmison - this is better - and Warne again cries "ooorrr" to one which left him right at the last minute

129.6

Harmison to Warne, 2 runs, short, angling back into Warne who plays it very neatly, back-cutting it down wide of third man...and he sprints through for two

Australia 476/6   SK Warne 6* (12b)

130.5

Hoggard to Warne, no run, Warne plays it into the covers with minimal foot movement

130.6

Hoggard to Warne, no run, punched to mid-on, again with little attempt to get his feet working

Australia 481/6   SK Warne 6* (14b)

131.3

Harmison to Warne, no run, Warne aims a pull, premeditated and with no real regard for line or length, Unsurprisingly, he misses it by some way and the ball passes over his middle stump

131.4

Harmison to Warne, 1 run, steered past gully, controlled and all along the ground

131.6

Harmison to Warne, 2 runs, half flicked, half wafted to backward square leg

Australia 486/6   SK Warne 9* (17b)

133.1

Harmison to Warne, FOUR, Warne stands up and batters the ball through the covers - it just has the legs to reach the yellow boundary marker. Harmison cannot give him that much room to free his arms

133.2

Harmison to Warne, no run, leg side and Warne sways out of the way

133.3

Harmison to Warne, 2 runs, not text book but effective. Pulled from outside off stump to mid-on

133.4

Harmison to Warne, 1 run, chipped into the leg side. Again effective, and the kind of shot from a No. 8 that will really annoy a bowler

Australia 497/6   SK Warne 16* (21b 1x4)

134.2

Flintoff to Warne, no run, Warne seemed to be about to leave that, which would have been interesting as it was on middle stump, but jabbed down just in time

134.3

Flintoff to Warne, 1 run, steered by a creasebound Warne to long leg to bring up the 500

134.3

Flintoff to Warne, 1 run, short outside off stump and Clarke ducks out of the way, although he could have stayed put and it would have missed him

Australia 500/6   SK Warne 17* (23b 1x4)

135.1

Harmison to Warne, no run, Warne not tempted. How long will this last ...

135.2

Harmison to Warne, no run, kept a little low, Warne aimed a swish and the ball sneaked over the stumps&

135.3

Harmison to Warne, OUT, Harmison strikes. Short, down the leg side and Warne chased, got an oh-so-feint glove to it and Bowden's crooked finger did the rest. Harmison will get many, many better wickets but few will so welcome given his tribulations over the last five sessions

SK Warne c †Jones b Harmison 17 (42m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.38

Australia 500/7   SK Warne 17 (26b 1x4)
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Nov 27, 2006

Dad's Army: Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne, Matthew Hayden and Glenn McGrath celebrate the win at Brisbane, Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, November 27, 2006

Dad's Army: Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne, Matthew Hayden and Glenn McGrath celebrate the win

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Nov 27, 2006

Glenn McGrath raises a stump in celebration after Australia trounce England at Brisbane, Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, November 27, 2006

Glenn McGrath raises a stump in celebration after Australia trounce England at Brisbane

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