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
135.4

Harmison to Lee, no run, speared into Lee and a confident appeal as it raps him on the pads. Harmison looks a reinvigorated man

135.5

Harmison to Lee, 2 runs, even the best me have their off moments. Lee paddles it up to mid-off and Flintoff completely misses it and has to trot back to retrieve as the batsmen amble a single

135.6

Harmison to Lee, no run, fiery bouncer which Lee has to limbo to avoid

Australia 502/7   B Lee 2* (3b)
136.3

Flintoff to Lee, no run, blocked and no chance of a run

136.4

Flintoff to Lee, no run, again Lee has to sway out of the way of a short one. He will be storing this up for when he bowls

136.5

Flintoff to Lee, no run, angled into Lee and he just about keeps that out

136.6

Flintoff to Lee, no run, Lee spars and misses

Australia 505/7   B Lee 2* (7b)
137.6

Harmison to Lee, 4 runs, great shot, punched off the back foot through the covers and just stopped short of the boundary

Australia 510/7   B Lee 6* (8b)
138.2

Flintoff to Lee, no run, driven but not timed to extra cover

138.3

Flintoff to Lee, no run, played out into the covers

138.4

Flintoff to Lee, 1 run, short and Lee climbs onto his toes and guides that off an open face to third man

138.6

Flintoff to Lee, no run, Lee has to hurry to jab down on one pitched up

Australia 513/7   B Lee 7* (12b)
139.3

Anderson to Lee, no run, Not forward or back, Lee caught in two minds and neither of them produces a run

139.4

Anderson to Lee, 1 run, slashed with power and Cook makes a good stop at point. That hurt and he trots out the boundary rubbing his wrist

Australia 515/7   B Lee 8* (14b)
140.1

Flintoff to Lee, 1 wide, Flintoff seemed to let go of that too late and it started wide and got wider

140.1

Flintoff to Lee, no run, better line

140.2

Flintoff to Lee, no run, Lee cramped and gets rapped on the glove for his pains

140.3

Flintoff to Lee, no run, pushed off the back foot to extra cover

140.4

Flintoff to Lee, FOUR, Short, Lee ducks but leaves his bat up like a periscope and the ball strikes the toe of the bat and loops wide of Jones for four. Lee grins, Flintoff scowls

140.5

Flintoff to Lee, FOUR, genuine edge flies over the slips and thumps into the advertising hoardings. Flintoff now seriously unamused

140.6

Flintoff to Lee, no run

Australia 524/7   B Lee 16* (20b 2x4)
142.1

Harmison to Lee, no run, a big swish off the back foot at one which rises and keeps rising as it flies over the upper edge of the bat

142.2

Harmison to Lee, no run, that one's left alone, with a jump away off the back foot

142.3

Harmison to Lee, no run, decent ball from Harmison, a straight bouncer which has the batsman sinking backwards, and he has to stretch out his left hand on the ground for balance

142.4

Harmison to Lee, 1 run, angles that one in at the right-hander, who bends over the ball to defend - and they squeeze out a run

Australia 533/8   B Lee 17* (24b 2x4)
143.1

Anderson to Lee, FOUR, too short and that's easily slapped away through point off the back foot

143.2

Anderson to Lee, 1 run, short again and the batsman is quickly over to it with his back foot, cutting away to point again

143.4

Anderson to Lee, 1 run, easy single

Australia 548/8   B Lee 23* (27b 3x4)
144.1

Harmison to Lee, no run, the batsman decides early to leave that one alone, a ball which flies past him on the off side

144.2

Harmison to Lee, no run, that's dug in at Lee's ribs and the batsman jumps and jams down his bat on the ball, but it hits his glove and that's gonna hurt - so he shakes his hand in pain

144.3

Harmison to Lee, no run, a late cut is tidily picked up at gully

144.4

Harmison to Lee, no run, this time it's some sharp fielding in the covers

144.5

Harmison to Lee, no run, point is the man who gets fielding practice this time

144.6

Harmison to Lee, no run, straight and true and the batsman bends over the ball to defend and bring up a maiden for Harmison

Australia 548/8   B Lee 23* (33b 3x4)
146.1

Harmison to Lee, no run, like a magician and his lovely assistant, Harmison cuts Lee in half and there's a big appeal but Bucknor shakes his head, and correctly, too - the ball brushed clothing and no more

146.2

Harmison to Lee, no run, another ball in a good spot

146.3

Harmison to Lee, no run, this is more like the hostile Harmison we know - with an accurate bouncer which has Lee ducking away from it, leaving his bat like a cock-eyed periscope

146.4

Harmison to Lee, no run, this one is lashed out to point

146.5

Harmison to Lee, no run, defended this time

146.6

Harmison to Lee, no run, lashed off the back foot to wide mid-off

Australia 564/8   B Lee 23* (39b 3x4)
147.4

Flintoff to Lee, 1 run, cut hard off the back foot to the man inside the cover boundary

147.6

Flintoff to Lee, no run, oooh, how wasn't that out?! Great ball dug in by Flintoff and there's some good fortune for Lee as an inside edge from his attempted back-foot defence threatens to plop on top of the bails, but just jumps over

Australia 571/8   B Lee 24* (41b 3x4)
148.4

Harmison to Lee, 3 runs, a hook this time

148.6

Harmison to Lee, no run, a slower ball, wide, but Lee plays it anyway, just sending a gentle drive into the covers

Australia 578/8   B Lee 27* (43b 3x4)
150.1

Harmison to Lee, no run, cut off the back foot straight to point where it's snaffled without alarm

150.2

Harmison to Lee, 1 run, clips that one off his hips

150.4

Harmison to Lee, no run, up there and on the money and that's defended on the front foot

150.5

Harmison to Lee, FOUR, late-cut hard down to the third man boundary

150.6

Harmison to Lee, no run, slashes hard at that one off the back foot and misses it completely

Australia 584/9   B Lee 32* (48b 4x4)
151.4

Flintoff to Lee, 1 run, a good shot, adjusting at the last minute to play it later than it expected and it bounces just in front off the man at third man

151.6

Flintoff to Lee, no run, a swing and a miss to end the over

Australia 587/9   B Lee 33* (50b 4x4)
152.4

Harmison to Lee, no run, ooh, that one nearly did for Lee there as he plays down the wrong line and nearly gets an inside edge - it carries on through to the keeper

152.5

Harmison to Lee, no run, a better shot from Lee, a better position and his head was over the ball, as he drove it into the covers

152.6

Harmison to Lee, no run, ooh, short and wide and Lee lashes at it with haste, but misses

Australia 588/9   B Lee 33* (53b 4x4)
153.2

Flintoff to Lee, 2 runs, another attempted yorker and that's hit over to square

153.3

Flintoff to Lee, no run, defended down off the back foot

153.4

Flintoff to Lee, 1 run, Flintoff fires in a low-ish bouncer and Lee swivels right round, trying to get out of the way. He leaves his bat dangling in the air and it takes an edge, but it evades Jones's outstretched grasp. Lee and Flintoff eye each other afterwards, and exchange smiles

Australia 592/9   B Lee 36* (56b 4x4)
154.1

Harmison to Lee, no run, that's lashed hard into the ground and reaches Giles in the covers on the bounce

154.2

Harmison to Lee, 1 run, larruped off the back foot to point

154.4

Harmison to Lee, no run, cut just behind point

154.5

Harmison to Lee, FOUR, lovely shot, up and over down to third man to bring up Australia's 600. Ponting is standing on the boundary, smiling, as well he might

154.6

Harmison to Lee, 2 runs, just wide of the fielder on the off-side and Ponting comes to the boundary to call in his men

Australia 602/9   B Lee 43* (61b 5x4)
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