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

63.4

Warne to Flintoff, 1 wide, very short, very wide and called a wide

63.4

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, lovely shot! A big stride forward, timing the ball beautifully past mid-off who makes a complete hash of it, diving over the ball and the crowd cheer

63.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, defended out into the covers

63.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flighted outside Flintoff's leg stump who comes forward to defend

England 249/4   A Flintoff 4* (3b 1x4)

64.3

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, defended solidly

64.4

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, and Flintoff gets his head right over the ball, blocking it out

64.5

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

64.6

McGrath to Flintoff, no run, pushed out into the covers

England 254/4   A Flintoff 4* (7b 1x4)

66.1

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, fabulous shot, stand-and-deliver from Flintoff who just hits through the line - a check-drive and it flies to the extra-cover boundary. Just a loosener from Lee, wide and short outside off

66.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, what a cracker! Great response from Lee, swinging in to Flintoff before cutting away at the last second. Flintoff drops his hands but that was mighty close

66.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, pitched up this time and he comes forward, a little tentatively, to block it out

66.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, good lift from Lee, just short of a length, but Flintoff goes back to defend with a very straight bat

66.5

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, ooh, streaky, bit of luck there for Flintoff as he drives, without moving his feet, gets a thick outside edge and it flies over gully. Yikes

66.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, prods at this, unconvincingly and it rolls out into the gully

England 262/4   A Flintoff 12* (13b 3x4)

67.5

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

67.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, a resounding clunk of the bat as Flintoff smacks this straight back to Warne

England 263/4   A Flintoff 12* (15b 3x4)

68.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, ugly, poky, defensive shot from Flintoff. Effective. Just ugly

68.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, firmly, solidly defended on the back foot

68.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run

68.5

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, shot, that's intelligent batting from Flintoff. He really waited for that - on a pitch really slowing down now - and pulled it in front of square

68.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, an attempted yorker but it's firmly driven back

England 268/4   A Flintoff 16* (20b 4x4)

69.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, well played from Flintoff, coming right forward and smothering the spin

69.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, defended once again

England 269/4   A Flintoff 16* (22b 4x4)

71.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, "noice Shine" says Gilchrist to one which is quite nice - I wouldn't praise it any more than that - and Flintoff defends it solidly

71.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, a touch shorter, Flintoff comes forward and smothers the spin

71.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, just a touch wider this time from Warne, tempting Flintoff into a drive - which he does, but only back to the bowler

71.4

Warne to Flintoff, OUT, suicide. Absolute kamikaze from Flintoff. Warne banged it in short, Flintoff tried to pull it, and miscued it to Langer at long-off who didn't need to move a muscle, apart from those lifting his hands up to his face. Warne claps his hands; Flintoff trudges off. Dreadful stroke and that's opened up the tail. Click here for the picture

A Flintoff c Langer b Warne 16 (37m 26b 4x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

England 271/5   A Flintoff 16 (26b 4x4)
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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 2-5, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 26-28, 2006
Australia won by an innings and 99 runs
Australia v England at Perth - Dec 14-18, 2006
Australia won by 206 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Dec 1-5, 2006
Australia won by 6 wickets
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 23-27, 2006
Australia won by 277 runs
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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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