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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0.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, a loosener from Lee and that's left alone

0.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, ooh, interesting one - Lee's on the money this time and Strauss just to say takes his bat away from that forward defensive in time and the ball flies past his outside edge

0.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, straighter and that's defended easily off the back foot

0.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, Lee's right arm just strays a little on release and the ball flies wide down the off-side channel, and the batsman isn't interested in that

0.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, better, on the off-stump line and that's defended

0.6

Lee to Strauss, 3 runs, strays a touch and that's cover-driven out to the boundary where Clarke wings it back in without too much fuss

England 3/0   AJ Strauss 3* (6b)
1.1

McGrath to Strauss, no run, forces the batsman to play immediately, a forward defensive

1.2

McGrath to Strauss, no run, that one angles across the left-hander, who shoulders arms to one which pitches slightly short

1.3

McGrath to Strauss, no run, very straight, but true, and that's defended into the leg-side

1.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, that one flies through and Gilchrist, affecting some kind of long-barrier stance, tries to pouch it, misses, but the ball flies into his body

1.5

McGrath to Strauss, no run, Strauss, batting out of his crease, forward-defends that one easily

1.6

McGrath to Strauss, no run, shoulders arms to a rising delivery

England 3/0   AJ Strauss 3* (12b)
3.6

McGrath to Strauss, 1 run, again that's worked off the hips and flies square

England 8/0   AJ Strauss 4* (13b)
4.1

Lee to Strauss, 2 runs, worked off the front foot in front of midwicket and that's zoomed back in to the non-striker's end

4.2

Lee to Strauss, FOUR, strays a touch down leg and the batsman is quickly on to that one, simply timing it away off his toes through midwicket and that's a top shot

4.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, left alone outside the off stump

4.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, that one flies through the corridor, but wide enough to leave

4.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, Lee's bowling round the wicket here and that one comes in at the left-hander but he shoulders arms easily

4.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, worked off the back foot into cover

England 14/0   AJ Strauss 10* (19b 1x4)
5.4

McGrath to Strauss, no run, that one flies through on a good length to Gilchrist's hands without a sniff of interest from Strauss - given its line - whose uplifted bat says it all

5.5

McGrath to Strauss, no run, eek, Strauss prods at that one, but misses it and it flies to Gilchrist

5.6

McGrath to Strauss, no run, a solid defensive on the front foot this time

England 18/0   AJ Strauss 10* (22b 1x4)
6.4

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, banged in at 144.5kph and Strauss steers it to square, but not convincingly - his bottom hand flies up off the bat as he connects

England 22/0   AJ Strauss 11* (23b 1x4)
7.5

Clark to Strauss, no run, played gently along the ground to gully

7.6

Clark to Strauss, no run, Strauss onto the back foot, gets everything behind it and plays it into the off side

England 24/0   AJ Strauss 11* (25b 1x4)
8.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, short and a yard faster outside off stump, Strauss seemed to be thinking about cutting but it was far too short and he pulled out of the shot early

8.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, on off stump and Strauss well into line

England 29/0   AJ Strauss 11* (27b 1x4)
10.1

Clark to Strauss, no run, On the spot again

10.2

Clark to Strauss, no run, Strauss plays that gently into the leg field

10.3

Clark to Strauss, no run, driven firmly to mid -on

10.4

Clark to Strauss, OUT, Sucker punch! Clark bangs one in and Strauss hooks but doesn't get over it and Ryan Broad, the substitute on for McGrath, runs in three or four yards and pouches the catch ten yards in from the boundary. Click here for the picture

AJ Strauss c sub (RA Broad) b Clark 11 (51m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.48

England 29/1   AJ Strauss 11 (31b 1x4)
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