England tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 23-27, 2006
The Ashes - 1st Test
Australia won by 277 runs
23,24,25,26,27 November 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
28.6

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, Martyn forced onto the back foot and Flintoff makes him play from the start

Australia 141/2   DR Martyn 0* (1b)
30.1

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, turned to square leg

30.2

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, down the leg side with a bit more bounce and Martyn sways inside the line as Jones takes at head height

30.3

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, outside off stump at 86mph

30.4

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, textbook backward defensive stroke, and Martyn holds the pose for the photographers

30.5

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, another one at 86mph but again the line is a bit amiss

30.6

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, Martyn blocks to end a good over

Australia 141/2   DR Martyn 0* (7b)
32.1

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, dug in and Martyn has to hurry to get out of the way

32.2

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, straight and blocked

32.3

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, Flintoff into a groove and Martyn happy to play along

32.4

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, slightly shorter and Martyn onto tiptoes to control it

32.5

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, outside off stump at 88.4mph

32.6

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, speared into Martyn and it hits him on the thigh pad. No hint of an appeal, and rightly so

Australia 143/2   DR Martyn 0* (13b)
33.5

Anderson to Martyn, 3 runs, beautifully-timed square drive, Pietersen retrieves inches inside the ropes

Australia 151/2   DR Martyn 3* (14b)
34.1

Harmison to Martyn, no run, decent start on the spot

34.2

Harmison to Martyn, FOUR, short, wide and got what it deserved. It's hard to believe that this man so battered the Australians on the first day of the 2005 series. I watched that from behind the bowler's arm and he was awesome. Today it's just awful ...

34.3

Harmison to Martyn, no run, bouncer, but at 85mph. He's not been much quicker all day

34.4

Harmison to Martyn, no run, again just short and Martyn plays on the back foot with ease

34.5

Harmison to Martyn, no run, similar ball, same end result

34.6

Harmison to Martyn, 1 run, Martyn almost waited and angled the ball into space in the covers. Pietersen was quick but the placement was too good even for him

Australia 160/2   DR Martyn 8* (20b 1x4)
35.1

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, very gentle loosener

35.2

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, only marginally more aggressive than an Ashley Giles faster ball

35.3

Hoggard to Martyn, 3 runs, turned fine on the leg side and Harmison scurries round to stop the boot with a size 12

Australia 163/2   DR Martyn 11* (23b 1x4)
36.1

Harmison to Martyn, no run, perhaps Harmison is slowly finding his rhythm and line

36.2

Harmison to Martyn, no run, peach of a ball which beats Martyn. 88.3mph

36.3

Harmison to Martyn, no run, leg side and a ripper which Jones has to stretch and pluck from on high like a cherry picker reaching for a high branch

36.4

Harmison to Martyn, no run, another decent ball which Martyn has to think about

36.5

Harmison to Martyn, no run, Martyn on the back foot

36.6

Harmison to Martyn, no run, Martyn forced to jump to play that one, but he got well over it. A better over and the England players rush to congratulate him. Imagine what they will do if he takes a wicket ...

Australia 168/2   DR Martyn 11* (29b 1x4)
37.5

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, straight and safely defended

37.6

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, much the same and a low-key end to a low-key over. Hoggard is not doing much and at around 80mph, Ponting and Martyn will have been more tested in the pre-match nets

Australia 169/2   DR Martyn 11* (31b 1x4)
38.2

Harmison to Martyn, no run, quick, certainly, but ineffective and wide outside the off stump...left alone.

38.3

Harmison to Martyn, no run, a touch straighter, and a bit of movement into the right hander but Martyn ignores it

38.4

Harmison to Martyn, no run, that's a bit better from Harmison, shorter and quick, rising onto Martyn who shoulders arms but it fairly zipped through

38.5

Harmison to Martyn, 1 run, neatly played from Martyn, tucking it off his hip down to fine leg...easy single, easy life

Australia 171/2   DR Martyn 12* (35b 1x4)
39.1

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, good swing from Hoggard, played out into the off side

39.2

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, well, a touch straighter from Hoggard and Martyn nudges it to leg but...this pitch is looking flatter than an ironing board now

39.3

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, oh, Martyn misses out here - crashing a wider delivery straight into the covers. That had "hit me, please" all over it

39.4

Hoggard to Martyn, 3 runs, gorgeous shot off the back foot, effortlessly played out into the deep..sheer class

Australia 174/2   DR Martyn 15* (39b 1x4)
41.1

Giles to Martyn, no run, tossed up outside off - a bit of spin there. Spin, of sorts...

41.2

Giles to Martyn, FOUR, what a shot! One step down the pitch and Martyn smacks him over his head with the minimum of fuss, one bounce and that's four.

41.3

Giles to Martyn, no run, quicker, straighter, and defended

41.4

Giles to Martyn, no run, well bowled, straight and full and defended

41.5

Giles to Martyn, 3 runs, ah, class from Martyn, sitting on the back foot and waiting for the spin - the very slow spin, it must be said - before guiding it past first slip down to third man

Australia 187/2   DR Martyn 22* (44b 2x4)
42.1

Harmison to Martyn, no run, cut off the back foot straight to point, no timing there. And it was massively wide. If a wide can be described as massive - which in Harmison's case, it can

42.2

Harmison to Martyn, no run, neatly tucked off his hip but no run available there

42.3

Harmison to Martyn, no run, on a good length, turned off his toes but straight to the man just behind square leg

42.4

Harmison to Martyn, no run, far too wide. Just, well...Martyn couldn't have reached that with three bats

42.5

Harmison to Martyn, no run, much better delivery, straighter and threatening Martyn's neck who jabs his head out of the way

42.6

Harmison to Martyn, no run

Australia 187/2   DR Martyn 22* (50b 2x4)
44.1

Harmison to Martyn, no run, quick, full, but too wide...defended solidly

44.2

Harmison to Martyn, no run, too short from Harmison

44.3

Harmison to Martyn, no run, super ball, that, right outside the off stump and Martyn shuffles across to defend. He makes batting look disgustingly easy

44.4

Harmison to Martyn, 2 runs, terrible ball. Really awful delivery outside off, miles wide and slapped off the back foot

44.5

Harmison to Martyn, 3 runs, delicious shot once again from Martyn - sorry if I'm getting carried away here - off the back foot, through extra cover but Bell chases it down well

Australia 192/2   DR Martyn 27* (55b 2x4)
45.1

Giles to Martyn, 1 run, pushed down to long-on

45.5

Giles to Martyn, no run, rocks back and cuts it, but mistimes

45.6

Giles to Martyn, no run, perfect length from Giles this time

Australia 194/2   DR Martyn 28* (58b 2x4)
46.2

Flintoff to Martyn, no run, outside off, too wide and Martyn ignores it&

46.3

Flintoff to Martyn, 1 run, Martyn pokes at this, ungainly so, but as ever times it perfectly down to third man

Australia 196/2   DR Martyn 29* (60b 2x4)
47.1

Giles to Martyn, no run

47.2

Giles to Martyn, OUT, goddim! A late-cut from Martyn - who has played that shot perfectly all day until now -to a ball which turned just enough -- straight into the hands of Paul Collingwood at first slip. Well, that's a massive breakthrough for England - and unexpected, too, as Martyn was looking in sublime touch.

DR Martyn c Collingwood b Giles 29 (79m 62b 2x4 0x6) SR: 46.77

Australia 198/3   DR Martyn 29 (62b 2x4)
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