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

87.2

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, crab-like defence from Hoggard, almost Chanderpaul-esque, as he crouches over that one

87.3

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, left alone this time

87.4

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, Hoggard takes one tentative step towards that one, an innocuous delivery sailing down the channel, and then steps away, not interested

87.5

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, good stuff from McGrath. Pace, bounce and that one has Hoggard swaying away as it rears alarmingly at the last minute

87.6

McGrath to Hoggard, 1 run, eased into the gully region and that rounds off a very decent over from McGrath

England 327/7   MJ Hoggard 1* (5b)

88.1

Lee to Hoggard, no run, Hoggard, like an inquisitive puppy, sniffs at that one, but decides to leave it at the last minute

88.2

Lee to Hoggard, no run, jabs down his bat at the last minute and keeps a decent delivery, low and on middle, out

88.3

Lee to Hoggard, no run, that one's wider and goes even wider as it bends away from the right-hander who chooses early to leave it alone

88.4

Lee to Hoggard, 1 run, teases that one into midwicket

88.6

Lee to Hoggard, no run, defended this time

England 329/7   MJ Hoggard 2* (10b)

89.6

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, a play and a miss

England 332/7   MJ Hoggard 2* (11b)

91.1

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, quiet defence

91.2

McGrath to Hoggard, 4 leg byes, oh hello. That one's been given as leg-byes, coming off his arm as he fends it in front of his face as it rears off a length and zips up

91.3

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, that one's in the channel this time and there's a swing and a miss

91.4

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

91.5

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, a loose one here and that swings away down leg

91.6

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, in trying to get the ball straighter, McGrath overcompensates and that just one flings a bit wide down off

England 340/7   MJ Hoggard 2* (17b)

93.1

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, McGrath at his steady best

93.2

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, Hoggard gets into line and blocks it

93.3

McGrath to Hoggard, no run, again on the spot and Hoggard into line

93.4

McGrath to Hoggard, 1 run, tight run. Hoggard played that to cover and took on Clarke who picked up and threw in one movement ... Hoggard stretched for home and would have made it even if the throw had hit

England 347/8   MJ Hoggard 3* (21b)

94.1

Clark to Hoggard, FOUR, short, edged short of Warne at first slip, bounced just in front of him and past him to the boundary

94.2

Clark to Hoggard, no run, again short and this time Hoggard gets everything into line and drops it at his feet

94.3

Clark to Hoggard, no run, another one at midriff height but slightly leg side and Hoggard sways inside the line

94.4

Clark to Hoggard, no run, much the same, down the leg side and flicks Hoggard's shirt on the way through ... a half-hearted appeal from Gilchrist but nobody took that seriously

94.5

Clark to Hoggard, no run, again short. Clark needs to sort his length out here

94.6

Clark to Hoggard, 1 run, yet again slightly short and leg side, flicked away to long leg

England 352/8   MJ Hoggard 8* (27b 1x4)

95.1

Warne to Hoggard, no run, fullish and Hoggard pats it away

95.2

Warne to Hoggard, 1 leg bye, good shout for lbw. Hoggard swept a straight one that kept it's line. Bucknor not interested but Warne gave him a long stare

England 353/8   MJ Hoggard 8* (29b 1x4)

96.3

Clark to Hoggard, no run, short, Hoggard forced back and plays it with a degree of discomfort

96.4

Clark to Hoggard, no run, short and Hoggard theatrically pulls back his bat

96.5

Clark to Hoggard, no run, played into the covers

96.6

Clark to Hoggard, no run, safely defended

England 355/8   MJ Hoggard 8* (33b 1x4)

98.1

Clark to Hoggard, no run, jagged back off the seam into Hoggard's chest. An audible grunt as it thuds into his body

98.2

Clark to Hoggard, OUT, the two-card trick. One short, and the next full, outside off stump and Hoggard drives with no discernible foot movement and Warne takes a regulation catch at first slip. Click here for the picture

MJ Hoggard c Warne b Clark 8 (49m 35b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.85

England 361/9   MJ Hoggard 8 (35b 1x4)
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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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