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)
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71.5

Warne to Jones, no run, Jones comes forward, tentatively, and defends

71.6

Warne to Jones, no run, ooh I thought he edged that, he was very close to edging that. Terrific ball on leg stump, fizzing away from another tentative defensive

England 271/5   GO Jones 0* (2b)
72.4

Lee to Jones, no run, ducks underneath a bouncer, evades it with ease

72.5

Lee to Jones, FOUR, lovely, elegant, lazy shot - the like of which Jones is so capable of - timing it beautifully through the covers to get off the mark

72.6

Lee to Jones, 2 runs, a neat clip off his legs this time, again well timed although not sufficiently so for four

England 278/5   GO Jones 6* (5b 1x4)
74.1

Clark to Jones, no run, shoulders arms outside off

74.2

Clark to Jones, no run, right on his off stump but Jones is up to it, clamping down on it

74.3

Clark to Jones, no run, comes forward to defend

74.4

Clark to Jones, no run, ah, well bowled just taking the outside edge of Jones's forward defence, but soft hands let the ball land short of the gully

74.5

Clark to Jones, 1 leg bye, banged in short but hardly any bounce, the ball hitting Jones's arm who tried to duck underneath it, Clark appeals - massively so - but Billy Bowden derisively shakes his head

England 279/5   GO Jones 6* (10b 1x4)
75.1

Warne to Jones, no run, short, too short and Jones sits back in his crease before punching it away

75.2

Warne to Jones, no run, ooh, well bowled - a bit of indrift, bit slower too, and the ball takes the outside edge of Jones's bat before bobbling down to first slip

75.3

Warne to Jones, no run, and again the ball takes his outside edge, but it again falls short of second slip this time

75.4

Warne to Jones, no run, defended off the back foot

75.5

Warne to Jones, 3 runs, nice shot, a touch too short from Warne allowing Jones to rock back and hammer it through the covers. "Hammer" is probably not the right word, but I haven't said it for a while, and it's a cracking word

England 282/5   GO Jones 9* (15b 1x4)
76.3

Clark to Jones, 1 run, paddled round the corner

England 285/5   GO Jones 10* (16b 1x4)
77.2

Warne to Jones, no run, Jones tries to mirror Pietersen with the same sweep shot, but is beaten by the spin and the ball hits his pad

77.3

Warne to Jones, no run, defended on the back foot

77.4

Warne to Jones, no run, solidly forward to defend this one

77.5

Warne to Jones, no run, Jones comes confidently forward to smother the spin once more

77.6

Warne to Jones, no run, shorter, enticing Jones into cutting (and edging) but he won't be tempted and pads it away

England 287/5   GO Jones 10* (21b 1x4)
78.4

Clark to Jones, no run, outside off, no swing or seam there and it's left alone

78.5

Clark to Jones, 1 run, competent pull shot but again without much timing. Late in the day...everyone's knackered

England 289/5   GO Jones 11* (23b 1x4)
79.1

Warne to Jones, no run, turned off his legs

79.2

Warne to Jones, no run, solidly defended on the front foot and short-leg dives forward to field

79.3

Warne to Jones, 1 run, Jones goes back, turns his wrists and they

79.6

Warne to Jones, no run, and a belting ball to finish the day, turning away sharply from Jones's backward defensive shot...but he lives to survive another day. Another whole day would be good for England, too...

England 293/5   GO Jones 12* (27b 1x4)
81.1

McGrath to Jones, no run, a fairly gentle start, deviating in at the batsman off a good length but wide enough to leave alone

81.2

McGrath to Jones, no run, extra bounce to Jones who moves across on his back foot and cuts that down to gully

81.3

McGrath to Jones, no run, ooh, that cut back off a crack a fair whack and Jones makes an "ooh" face as he adjusts at the last minute and defends over the ball

81.4

McGrath to Jones, no run, this one has Jones hopping on to his back foot to defend, pretty solidly in the end

81.5

McGrath to Jones, FOUR, shot! A hint of width and Jones is over and onto that one, with a crashing late-ish cut off the back foot which flies wide to the right of gully

81.6

McGrath to Jones, 2 runs, another lovely shot, punched off the back foot and the fielder hunts it down inside the boundary at backward of point

England 299/6   GO Jones 18* (33b 2x4)
82.3

Lee to Jones, 1 wide, a high bouncer, showing how Lee's been short of rhythm this match

82.3

Lee to Jones, 2 runs, punched off the back foot through cover and Ponting sets off in huffing-and-puffing pursuit

82.4

Lee to Jones, no run, that ball pitches on off, jumps and it's defended down on the back foot with a straight bat

82.5

Lee to Jones, FOUR, ooh! Gotta love that one. A bit of room outside the off stump, overpitched, and Jones laces that away through cover, an exquisite cover-drive

82.6

Lee to Jones, 4 runs, straighter from Lee, but overpitched once more and that's nicely timed off the toes through midwicket with Hussey chasing it down inside the boundary

England 311/6   GO Jones 28* (37b 3x4)
84.1

Lee to Jones, no run, a better line, straight, and that's defended into the leg-side by Jones

84.2

Lee to Jones, no run, good stuff again and that's a regulation defence on the front foot

84.3

Lee to Jones, (no ball) 1 run, overstepping there, and that's helped out to cover as the batsmen race through a single

England 321/6   GO Jones 29* (40b 3x4)
85.1

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

85.2

McGrath to Jones, no run, that one, coming through at 133kph, is left alone

85.3

McGrath to Jones, FOUR, another lovely stroke from Jones, stepping into a neat, nay textbook, cover-drive and the ball flies right off the face of the bat

85.4

McGrath to Jones, no run, left alone this time

85.5

McGrath to Jones, no run, Jones watches that one sail past him, arcing gently away as it goes, through to Gilchrist

85.6

McGrath to Jones, no run, ooh, a bit of lift surprises Jones, but the ball's too high and wide to be of interest and he lets it go on its merry way into the gloves

England 325/6   GO Jones 33* (46b 4x4)
87.1

McGrath to Jones, OUT, that one kept low and Jones, trying to play freely on the off-side, gets a bottom edge which crashes back on to his stumps. A good line and it's all smiles and high tens for McGrath and Australia, who are sensing that the end is nigh. Jones has batted nicely for his 33, but it's highly unlikely to have been enough to save England. Click here for the picture

GO Jones b McGrath 33 (68m 48b 5x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

England 326/7   GO Jones 33 (47b 4x4)
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