England tour of Australia, 2006/07 / Commentary

The Ashes - 1st Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 277 runs

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141.4

Anderson to Clark, FOUR, whipped away off the back foot through point to signal Australia's intent now

141.5

Anderson to Clark, no run, defended this time

141.6

Anderson to Clark, no run, tries to drive off the back foot, doesn't get hold of it properly and the ball rolls to mid-off

Australia 532/8   SR Clark 4* (3b 1x4)

142.5

Harmison to Clark, 2 runs, chipped over Ian Bell's head down to long-off

142.6

Harmison to Clark, FOUR, tries a yorker, but it's a bit too straight and full and that's nicely clipped away off the legs through midwicket

Australia 539/8   SR Clark 10* (5b 2x4)

143.3

Anderson to Clark, 3 runs, Clark's quickly on to that one, one step forward and that's flicked off the legs easily

143.5

Anderson to Clark, no run, that one sails down the off-side channel, where it's left alone without alarm

143.6

Anderson to Clark, no run, full toss, but Anderson gets away with it as it's steered straight to the man at cover

Australia 548/8   SR Clark 13* (8b 2x4)

145.1

Anderson to Clark, SIX, bosh! That's big! Clark, not messing round, lifts a short-ish delivery in front of midwicket

145.2

Anderson to Clark, SIX, and again! This time it's straighter, over wide long-on, but the result is the same - a hooked six

145.3

Anderson to Clark, 2 runs, Anderson responds with a yorker, but he strayed down leg and that's worked - along the ground this time - to midwicket

145.4

Anderson to Clark, no run, tries the bouncer, but it bends well away from the batsman and Jones does well to take that acrobatically diving up to his left

145.5

Anderson to Clark, 2 runs, smacked hard to wide long-off and they sneak two runs

145.6

Anderson to Clark, no run, a huge swat which could have knocked out a whole swarm of flies... but he hits fresh air instead

Australia 564/8   SR Clark 29* (14b 2x4 2x6)

147.1

Flintoff to Clark, no run, a loose-ish one first up

147.2

Flintoff to Clark, FOUR, Clark hooks that one over through midwicket, completely bisecting the men on the boundary and that one just dribbles over the rope, bringing up huge cheers

147.3

Flintoff to Clark, 1 run, driven forward

147.5

Flintoff to Clark, 1 run, driven to long-off

Australia 571/8   SR Clark 35* (18b 3x4 2x6)

148.1

Harmison to Clark, no run, ooh, Harmison tries the bouncer and Clark tries the hook... but completely misses, being too late on the shot... that was very nearly a wide it was so high

148.2

Harmison to Clark, no run, "waiting" is the cry as Clark steers that one into the covers off the back foot

148.3

Harmison to Clark, 3 runs, now, there was a chance. Clark went for the hook, took his eyes off that one and sent it high over to Cook who ran round and made a complete hash out of that, just getting outstretched fingertips to it

148.5

Harmison to Clark, 1 run, driven off the back foot to bring up the 50 partnership in just 44 balls

Australia 578/8   SR Clark 39* (22b 3x4 2x6)

149.1

Flintoff to Clark, OUT, gottim. The straight yorker did the job and the timber goes flying... but Clark walks off to a rousing reception from the crowd for his entertaining, and useful, knock

SR Clark b Flintoff 39 (34m 23b 3x4 2x6) SR: 169.56

Australia 578/9   SR Clark 39 (23b 3x4 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

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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