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

13.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, short, Collingwood onto the back foot

13.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, up in the blockhole and watched with care by Collingwood

13.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood reaches for that and blocks

13.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood gets everything behind that

England 36/2   PD Collingwood 0* (4b)

15.1

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, leg side and Collingwood off the mark with a flick to long leg

England 41/2   PD Collingwood 1* (5b)

16.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood left that, but it was a late, late decision.

16.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, super ball, Colingwood beaten all ends up

16.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, driven but his hand comes off the bat as he plays the shot and Martyn, at short extra cover, spills a very hard chance about an inch off the ground. Would have been a brilliant catch

16.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, thumps into the pads, beating Collingwood's unconvincing grope

16.5

Clark to Collingwood, 1 run, slightly leg side and a relived Collingwood gets a single into the midwicket region

England 42/2   PD Collingwood 2* (10b)

17.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, flighted, little turn and blocked

17.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, much the same. He's toying with Collingwood

17.3

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, fractionally leg side and turned all along the grouhd to the man on the 45 behind square

England 43/2   PD Collingwood 3* (13b)

18.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, safely blocked

18.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, edged, semi controlled, along the ground to gully

18.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, hard-handed block, the ball plops up but there is no-one close in on the leg side

18.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, and again ... Gilchrist will need to bring someone in ... he's not worried about the runs, after all

18.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, this time Collingwood looks more assured as he blocks it

18.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, peach of a ball, fractionally outside off stump and nipping away off a crack, Collingwood drives at air

England 43/2   PD Collingwood 3* (19b)

20.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, super delivery in the corridor of uncertainty, but Collingwood is certain enough to leave it alone

20.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, solidly defended on the front foot

20.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, loose shot from Collingwood, fishing outside off...the ball hits one of the craters and the ball keeps low

20.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, very well bowled, full and straight and it's firmly defended

20.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, cracking ball! It hardly moved off the seam - straight up, straight down and Collingwood hung the bat out to dry before pulling it back..too late though

20.6

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, too straight from Clark, for once, and Collingwood neatly tucks it off his legs through deep midwicket and they run four

England 51/2   PD Collingwood 7* (25b 1x4)

21.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

21.5

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR

21.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot and Warne has the hang-me-now expression of a man who's never, ever taken a Test wicket in his life

England 60/2   PD Collingwood 11* (28b 2x4)

22.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, a tempting tempter from Clark but Collingwood will not be tempted; outside off and left alone

22.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, gone! No! Dropped! No! Didn't carry. Collingwood fishes at it to Warne at first slip and it bounced just short. Warne immediately shakes his head

22.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, defended off the back foot, Collingwood practically eating his stumps there

22.5

Clark to Collingwood, 2 runs, firmly timed off the back foot, neatly played

22.6

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, classical Collingwood, chipping it down the ground - check-driving it, turning his wrists nicely and timing it down to mid-on

England 67/2   PD Collingwood 17* (33b 3x4)

24.1

Clark to Collingwood, 2 runs, nearly a fine catch by short extra-cover as Collingwood pushes it off the back foot

24.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

24.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, banged in short but Collingwood refuses to hook

24.4

Clark to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood turns his wrists and, without moving his feet, flicks it to McGrath at deep backward square

England 72/2   PD Collingwood 20* (37b 3x4)

26.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, fullish but not quite straight enough to challenge Collingwood who leaves it alone

26.2

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, streaky! Collingwood doesn't come forward to this, it takes the outside edge and races down to the vacant third man.

26.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, better from Collingwood, going back and shuffling across to defend it

26.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, wasted delivery, short and down the leg side. Collingwood not interested

26.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, again short and directed at the batsman's chest who plays it down by his toes. Cries of "catch" from the slips but short-leg didn't have a hope

26.6

Clark to Collingwood, 3 runs, very well played by the batsman, pouncing on this shorter delivery outside off and punching it firmly through the covers

England 82/2   PD Collingwood 27* (43b 4x4)

27.1

Warne to Collingwood, 4 runs, poor bowling, far too short and wide and Collingwood cuts it hard in front of square. Michael Clarke saves four, but they run four

27.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, and he's beaten here, coming forward to Warne and it turns away. Although in Collingwood's defence, he didn't play it wholeheartedly...

27.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, pushed off the front foot into the covers

27.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, "awwww-ooohhh" cries Warne, for no apparent reason as the batsman comes solidly forward to defend

27.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, tip'n'run from Collingwood, excellent batting

England 87/2   PD Collingwood 32* (48b 4x4)

28.1

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, whipped off his legs to fine leg

28.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

England 91/2   PD Collingwood 33* (50b 4x4)

30.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, cut off the back foot

30.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, a touch of inswing there for the big man, moving cutting away off the seam

30.3

Lee to Collingwood, SIX, shot! Banged in short, Collingwood uppercuts it over the slips and - what a crowd catch that is! The sightscreen operator moves to his right, gets his hands up high and takes a blinder.

30.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

30.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, solidly blocked out

30.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, inswing there for Lee, well pitched up but Collingwood's up to it

England 97/3   PD Collingwood 39* (56b 4x4 1x6)

32.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, aggressive, short, fast but too wide. Collingwood rightly ignores it

England 103/3   PD Collingwood 39* (57b 4x4 1x6)

34.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, speared down the channel and the batsman shoulders arms

34.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, again that's down the channel, a smidgen wider, and again that's left alone

34.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, that one comes in at the right-hander, short and rearing, and he quickly fends it down off the back foot

34.4

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, shapes to drive off the back foot and that's a good diving stop in the covers, although the batsmen have time aplenty to scramble through the single

England 104/3   PD Collingwood 40* (61b 4x4 1x6)

35.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood takes his time to steer the ball, slowly, back to mid-off from a regulation line-and-length delivery

35.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, a touch straighter from McGrath and Collingwood is quick on to his back foot in line with the ball to jab it down, the bat face slightly closed

35.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, same ball, same result - McGrath on the money again

35.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, ooh, well bowled and Collingwood plays that one strangely, trying to pull it, but he gets squared up and it raps him on the top of the right thigh

35.5

McGrath to Collingwood, 2 runs, another unconvincing stroke from the indecisive Collingwood, and he squirts it on the leg-side, off the inside edge

35.6

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 run, better, that one was more cleanly struck

England 107/3   PD Collingwood 43* (67b 4x4 1x6)

36.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, tries to work that on the on-side, fails, and the ball catches the outside edge and drops short of the gully area

36.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, well played on the back foot, a tidy defensive shot

36.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, that's a fuller one but well dug out and it's driven, without much power, on the on-side

36.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, ooh. Collingwood shuffles across to play one which whistles past his nose and he fails to connect. So close and Lee grasps his head with both hands

36.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, that one was left alone easily this time

36.6

Lee to Collingwood, (no ball) FOUR, nice punch away through extra-cover off the back foot this time, with enough power for it to race to the boundary

36.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, shuffles forward but then immediately ducks, more of a bob in fact, as the ball flies high and wide above him

England 112/3   PD Collingwood 47* (74b 5x4 1x6)

37.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, walks forward to meet that one and is still walking as he plays the shot, a defensive shot, trying to smother the movement off the crack

England 117/3   PD Collingwood 47* (75b 5x4 1x6)

39.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, McGrath is the lone appealer, jumping up and down and waving both hands like directing a plane into land. But the ball was too high and would have gone over leg stump

39.2

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 no ball, over-stepped as Collingwood jabs his bat down in defence

39.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, defended off the back foot

39.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, tries to play that one to square, but it jumps off his arm

39.4

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, turned that round behind square, oh, off his pads

England 123/3   PD Collingwood 47* (80b 5x4 1x6)

40.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, that's straight and it's defended off the back foot

40.2

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, turns that into short midwicket

40.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, oversteps this time, going round again, and that's defended as it angles across him

40.5

Lee to Collingwood, 1 no ball, a big flash at that one, and that just fails to take the edge as it bends slightly away

40.5

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, turned off his hips

England 127/3   PD Collingwood 49* (85b 5x4 1x6)

41.1

McGrath to Collingwood, FOUR, great shot to bring up his half-century, whipped off his front foot and sailing over midwicket for a one-bounce four. He battled through the hard times early on and he's prospering now

41.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, left that one alone outside off stump

41.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

41.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, good line-and-length has the batsman flashing. Gilchrist likes that one, flapping his big orange oven-gloves together

41.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, regulation leave this time

41.6

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, tucked off his hips just behind square and there's a gentle single

England 132/3   PD Collingwood 53* (91b 6x4 1x6)

42.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended

42.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, oohs from the crowd as the edge off a jumping back-foot defensive nearly crashes on to the stumps; as it is it bounces down and over

42.3

Lee to Collingwood, 3 runs, good shot, round the wicket, too straight and Collingwood went back and punched it through the covers

England 135/3   PD Collingwood 56* (94b 6x4 1x6)

43.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, that's defended on the back foot and snapped up by Martyn who then tosses the ball up and down as the bowler returns to his mark

43.2

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 no ball, defended off the back foot once more and McGrath walks back to his spot, shaking his head at overstepping

43.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, in the channel again and another defensive shot results

43.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, variation - this one's defended on the front foot

43.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, banged in and the batsman gets ready to sway away from one he expects to fly past his face. But the ball smacks the wrong side of a crack and sashays through at hip-height

43.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, quiet defence this time

43.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, defended into the covers this time

England 141/3   PD Collingwood 56* (101b 6x4 1x6)

46.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, slightly off line but that flew off a crack. Had it been straighter that would have been very interesting

46.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, a bit too wide again and Collingwood leaves

46.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, once more too wide

46.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, Clark can't find the right line

46.5

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, overpitched and a text book straight drive between bowler and mid-off, no need to chase at it races to the boundary

46.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, back to the outside-off-stump line and Collingwood disdainfully watches it pass

England 154/3   PD Collingwood 60* (107b 7x4 1x6)

48.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, Clark wide again

48.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, his radar really needs recalibrating

48.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, patted back

48.4

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, even wider and this time Collingwood leans back and hits it over the infield for four just behind square on the off side. A quite deliberate and safe shot

48.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, good response from Clark ... well, it was on target at least

48.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, wide again and left

England 168/3   PD Collingwood 64* (113b 8x4 1x6)

49.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, outside leg and kicked away

49.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, floated up and well defended, head right over it

49.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, a bit flatter but well played again

49.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, a tad too short and a bit leg sidish, Collingwood goes back but misses as he tries to flick it through midwicket

England 169/3   PD Collingwood 64* (117b 8x4 1x6)

51.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, floated up and Collingwood blocks on the back foot

51.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, gentle legbreak, played with ease

51.3

Warne to Collingwood, SIX, Six! Collingwood takes two steps down and launches a big hit over the wide long-on boundary. Not thumped but timed

51.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended from the crease

51.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended from the crease

51.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood waits and flicks that round behind square on the leg

England 176/3   PD Collingwood 71* (122b 8x4 2x6)

52.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, an extra yard of pace, and that carried through to Gilchrist at chest height but Collingwood got his bat and hands out of the way

52.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, full length and played into the covers

52.3

Clark to Collingwood, 2 runs, short into the body, Collingwood shimmies and turns it to square leg. No power on the ball so they run two as the man in the deep scurries in

52.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, short and again Collingwood drops his hands and watches the ball on its way

52.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, on off stump, meets the ball with the full face of the bat

52.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, fractionally short and blocked effectively but not prettily

England 178/3   PD Collingwood 73* (128b 8x4 2x6)

54.1

Clark to Collingwood, 1 run, flicked into the vacant midwicket zone

54.6

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, half volley outside off stump, driven, slightly uppish, but safe and it races to the extra-cover boundary. That's the 100 partnership from 159 balls

England 194/3   PD Collingwood 78* (130b 9x4 2x6)

55.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, rank long hop, smacked straight into Hayden at silly point

55.5

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, again short and wide, and this time Collingwood misses Hayden and finds the gap through extra cover

55.6

Warne to Collingwood, 4 byes, that turned sideway and fooled both Colingwood and Gilchrist, flying past slip and it was stopped on the boundary ... third umpire reviewing it

England 207/3   PD Collingwood 82* (133b 10x4 2x6)

56.2

Clark to Collingwood, no run, good line

56.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, a bit more oomph from Clark - 83.6mph (134.5kph) and Collingwood has to stand tall to block and the ball bounces at his feet and squirts safely away

56.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, up in the slot and blocked

56.5

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, "shot," coo Will and Jenny like a married couple, driven hard and straight. Billy Bowden, still sore after being struck yesterday, takes evasive action as the ball races past him

56.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, well defended

England 212/3   PD Collingwood 86* (138b 11x4 2x6)

57.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, turned past the defensive prod but pitched well outside leg

57.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, ordinary legbreak which Collingwood reads and leaves

57.4

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, leg-side full toss which Collingwood, who has been in three hours, sees like a football and launches over midwicket for a two-bounce four

57.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Warne back in the groove

57.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, cautious and watchful block

England 217/3   PD Collingwood 90* (143b 12x4 2x6)

59.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, back to normality as Collingwood blocks

59.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, same ball, same block

59.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, watched and defended

59.4

Warne to Collingwood, (no ball) 1 run, a step down the track and driven to the man at longish on

59.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, blocked

England 230/3   PD Collingwood 91* (148b 12x4 2x6)

61.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, tossed up and defended on the front foot

61.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, and he comes shuffling down the pitch confidently, punching Warne down the ground

61.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, down the pitch again from Collingwood who doesn't quite get hold of it, picking it up and over...but, hello, there's a man at long-on, could be an easy catch but it falls

England 235/3   PD Collingwood 93* (151b 12x4 2x6)

62.1

McGrath to Collingwood, 1 run, excellent running by Collingwood as he drops this out into the covers, looks up to Pietersen who reacts immediately

England 240/3   PD Collingwood 94* (152b 12x4 2x6)

63.1

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, prodded, poked off a length to midwicket

63.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, well flighted on leg stump but not a lot of turn for Warne and Collingwood defends solidly

63.3

Warne to Collingwood, OUT, GONE! Warne's done it for Australia and Collingwood is gone for 96, what agony. Agony for Collingwood, skipping miles down the pitch and trying to smack Warne over his head to reach a hundred. It was a classic legbreak from Warne, turning prodigiously, Gilchrist snaffled it and whipped off the bails. Collingwood's hang-me-now expression tells the story. Click here for the picture

PD Collingwood st †Gilchrist b Warne 96 (216m 155b 13x4 2x6) SR: 61.93

England 244/4   PD Collingwood 96 (155b 12x4 2x6)
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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

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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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