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
24.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot

24.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, more defending from the batsman. Giles is hardly gambolling into bowl; it's more of a gentle stroll

24.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, "Oh yes Ash," screams Jones. "We like it there, Gilo." But the batsman doesn't - defending on the front foot

24.4

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, that one's paddled away fine for a single

24.5

Giles to Langer, no run, good bowling from Giles, pushing the batsman on to his back foot and he defends again

24.6

Giles to Langer, no run, a big leave and that's lunch

Australia 109/1   AF Giles 1-0-1-0
41.1

Giles to Martyn, no run, tossed up outside off - a bit of spin there. Spin, of sorts...

41.2

Giles to Martyn, FOUR, what a shot! One step down the pitch and Martyn smacks him over his head with the minimum of fuss, one bounce and that's four.

41.3

Giles to Martyn, no run, quicker, straighter, and defended

41.4

Giles to Martyn, no run, well bowled, straight and full and defended

41.5

Giles to Martyn, 3 runs, ah, class from Martyn, sitting on the back foot and waiting for the spin - the very slow spin, it must be said - before guiding it past first slip down to third man

41.6

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot

Australia 187/2   AF Giles 2-0-8-0
43.1

Giles to Ponting, no run

43.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended out to leg

43.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, well bowled outside off, batsman comes forward to meet it

43.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, good stuff from Giles, a little bit of drift into the right hander&

43.5

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended solidly

43.6

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets into a tangle here, the ball spitting up a touch and Jones makes a hash of it behind the stumps

Australia 187/2   AF Giles 3-1-8-0
45.1

Giles to Martyn, 1 run, pushed down to long-on

45.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, and he comes confidently down the pitch, chipping it to leg but there's no timing there. Good intent though

45.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, ooh well bowled from Giles, tossing it up and giving it air and almost foxing the batsman...but he adjusts his shot and defends it neatly

45.4

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, chipped down to long-on - tip'n'run

45.5

Giles to Martyn, no run, rocks back and cuts it, but mistimes

45.6

Giles to Martyn, no run, perfect length from Giles this time

Australia 194/2   AF Giles 4-1-10-0
47.1

Giles to Martyn, no run

47.2

Giles to Martyn, OUT, goddim! A late-cut from Martyn - who has played that shot perfectly all day until now -to a ball which turned just enough -- straight into the hands of Paul Collingwood at first slip. Well, that's a massive breakthrough for England - and unexpected, too, as Martyn was looking in sublime touch.

DR Martyn c Collingwood b Giles 29 (79m 62b 2x4 0x6) SR: 46.77

47.3

Giles to Hussey, no run, defended

47.4

Giles to Hussey, no run, and he comes forward solidly again

47.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, pushed to short-leg...this is great stuff from Giles

47.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot once more

Australia 198/3   AF Giles 5-2-10-1
49.1

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, down the pitch comes Ponting, driving it to long-on

49.2

Giles to Hussey, FOUR, immediately Hussey is down the pitch to meet the ball, clipping it powerfully off his toes and, well...that's superbly timed, fine confident shot

49.3

Giles to Hussey, no run, "no" shouts Hussey who defends this ball into the covers

49.4

Giles to Hussey, no run, better ball - tossed up and straighter - and Hussey clamps down on it

49.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, Hussey again watchfully defends this, head right over the ball

49.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, good line, really well bowled outside off but Hussey pushes it out to cover

Australia 208/3   AF Giles 6-2-15-1
51.1

Giles to Ponting, no run

51.2

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting comes down the pitch, flicking it neatly through midwicket

51.3

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, really nicely played from Hussey, skipping down the pitch and chipping him down to long-on

51.4

Giles to Ponting, FOUR, rubbish. Short and wide, Ponting has oodles of time to rock back and smack through the covers. Easy as.

51.5

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, nudged to the leg side

51.6

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, pushed with typical energy by Hussey to the leg side, sprinting a single

Australia 217/3   AF Giles 7-2-23-1
53.1

Giles to Hussey, no run, tempts the batsman to take a big stride forward to that one, but then there's a front-foot defensive shot

53.2

Giles to Hussey, no run, tries to force that one through cover but doesn't really get hold of it

53.3

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, quick use of the feet and Hussey works that one on to the leg-side with a neat punch of a drive

53.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot this time

53.5

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, comes down the pitch and drives that one, without much power, to mid-off

53.6

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, a very cheeky single as the batsman dinks it down and they run through, evading the underarm throw that comes in at the stumps

Australia 229/3   AF Giles 8-2-26-1
55.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, There's a big shout for lbw, there as that ball pitches on middle but the shout's turned down. Billy Bowden, wannabe showman that he is, does the umpiring equivalent of a dummy and looks as if he's about to give the finger, before scratching his nose. The tinker. Hawk-Eye has it hitting the top of off stump, but the benefit is with the batsman

55.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot this time

55.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, and again

55.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, more defence

55.5

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended once more - how did you guess? - on the front foot. Ponting is looking fidgety here, not enjoying being tied down

55.6

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, a single this time, just helped off his toes into the short midwicket area

Australia 232/3   AF Giles 9-2-27-1
57.1

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, the batsmen settle for one after Strauss runs out to third man to collect the ball

57.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, comes down the wicket and flicks that away to midwicket like swatting a fly, but it's picked up

57.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, cut easily to point

57.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, tidy ball this time has the batsman defending on his back foot

57.5

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot

57.6

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, that could have been tight if the throw, from mid-off, had gone to the non-striker's end. As you worked out, it didn't

Australia 240/3   AF Giles 10-2-29-1
59.1

Giles to Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot

59.2

Giles to Hussey, no run, leaves that one and it nips away from him and zooms through to Jones

59.3

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, worked off his legs, easily, to square

59.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot again

59.5

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, worked off his legs down to the 45 where it's winged back in, and that single brings up the fifty partnership from just 75 balls and both are in good touch here

59.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes out to meet that one which pitches outside his off stump but he leaves it and it goes on, harmlessly, to Jones

Australia 248/3   AF Giles 11-2-31-1
61.1

Giles to Hussey, no run, gives it a touch more air, there, and the batsman gets over it to push it to mid-on

61.2

Giles to Hussey, no run, problems all round there; Hussey slams that straight to Flintoff at short midwicket who picks it up after one bounce wings it back in to the keeper, but Hussey makes his ground

61.3

Giles to Hussey, 2 runs, guided down to third man

61.4

Giles to Hussey, no run, worked behind square this time

61.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, defended

61.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, defended once more

Australia 262/3   AF Giles 12-2-33-1
63.1

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, tosses that one up and the batsman comes forward to drive that one out to mid-off

63.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot this time

63.3

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, comes down the pitch and drives that one out to long-on this time

63.4

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, that's a lovely on-drive and the batsmen have to scamper to make the run as the return throw comes in strongly

63.5

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting's turn for a languid on-drive to long-on takes Ponting to the very cusp of his hundred

63.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot

Australia 270/3   AF Giles 13-2-37-1
65.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot

65.2

Giles to Ponting, 1 run

65.3

Giles to Hussey, no run, defended off the back foot

65.4

Giles to Hussey, no run, defended into the gully region this time

65.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, comes on the front foot to defend

65.6

Giles to Hussey, FOUR, hammered back past the bowler, flat and hit very, very hard indeed. The cameras pan in on the ball and it's looking quite battered, a bit like England's attack

Australia 282/3   AF Giles 14-2-42-1
76.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, nice loop and on the spot

76.2

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, slightly shorter and plopped into the off side allowing an easy single

76.3

Giles to Hussey, 2 runs, again nice flight, the finest of tickles down the leg side and much huffing and puffing from the fielders

76.4

Giles to Hussey, no run, fractionally more off-stump line and Hussey defends

76.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, Hussey uses his feet to come down the track and almost succeeds in getting himself in a complete tangle but he keeps it out

76.6

Giles to Hussey, no run, more conventional defence

Australia 313/3   AF Giles 15-2-45-1
78.1

Giles to Hussey, no run, good off-stump line

78.2

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, same again. It's all a bit quiet. England wait for the new ball and Australia will be happy to get to the close with no alarms

78.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, "Bowled Gilo". Hmm.

78.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting defends with ease

78.5

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, driven up the ground to the man two-thirds back on the off

78.6

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, real tip-and-run stuff as Hussey angles the ball into the ground and into space on the off side

Australia 320/3   AF Giles 16-2-48-1
80.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting has gone back into his shell, and who can blame him

80.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, watchful caution from Ponting

80.3

Giles to Ponting, no run, careful defence

80.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, and again ...

80.5

Giles to Ponting, no run, Ponting blocks

80.6

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, well placed towards point and a scampered single

Australia 321/3   AF Giles 17-2-49-1
82.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, wide and left

82.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, driven back firmly to Giles who stops at the second attempt

82.3

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, placed between fielders and extra cover has to slide to stop it

82.4

Giles to Hussey, no run, defensive push

82.5

Giles to Hussey, no run, Hussey aims to sweep, misses, and looks momentarily alarmed as the ball trickles past his stumps

82.6

Giles to Hussey, 1 run, left alone to end the over

Australia 328/3   AF Giles 18-2-51-1
115.1

Giles to Ponting, no run, defended first up

115.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, a big shout for lbw as Ponting sweeps but that one would have gone on to miss leg stump

115.3

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, looped up and that's eased to the covers where Hoggard runs round and dives over the ball as the batsmen run a quick single

115.4

Giles to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot

115.5

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke comes down the track, opens his shoulders and lashes a cover-drive, but doesn't quite time that one

115.6

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting comes forward and nudges that one on the leg-side and that's lunch

Australia 427/4   AF Giles 19-2-54-1
117.1

Giles to Clarke, no run, Clarke comes forward, smothering the spin

117.2

Giles to Clarke, no run, too short - but a touch quicker - and Clarke goes back to cut

117.3

Giles to Clarke, no run, nice flight from Giles this time, on leg stump and Clarke again smothers it

117.4

Giles to Clarke, no run, short and wide, Clarke waits for it and chops it down into the gully. Still no run.

117.5

Giles to Clarke, no run, perfect line on middle stump, defended solidly

117.6

Giles to Clarke, FOUR, ah lovely shot from Clarke, he really waited for that one, rocking back and late-cutting this wider delivery past point for four. Very quick on his feet.

Australia 433/4   AF Giles 20-2-58-1
119.1

Giles to Clarke, SIX, BOSH! Clarke steps down the pitch and smacks Giles over his head for the first six of the innings. That was huge

119.2

Giles to Clarke, no run

119.3

Giles to Clarke, no run, half a shout from Giles - in fact, maybe a three-quarter-shout - but the batsman had a huge stride in

119.4

Giles to Clarke, no run, better shout this time - Clarke's hiding his bat behind the pad, which is never clever - but again Bowden turns it down

119.5

Giles to Clarke, no run, Clarke gets some bat on it this time, pushing it out to cover

119.6

Giles to Clarke, no run, ah, Clarke comes down the pitch - a half-step, no more - squirting it inside-out to the covers...but he was done by Giles's pace there. Good comeback

Australia 443/4   AF Giles 21-2-64-1
121.1

Giles to Clarke, no run, goddim! No he hasn't, sorry - crowd catch there as Clarke goes inside out and smacks it to Strauss at short extra-cover

121.2

Giles to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot

121.3

Giles to Clarke, no run, quicker ball outside off, Clarke defends without moving his feet...poking his bat ungainly at the ball

121.4

Giles to Clarke, FOUR, well he's hit this inside out over mid-off but it was squirted rather than hammered, and was pretty fortunate not to get an outside edge on that

121.5

Giles to Clarke, 2 runs, much quicker this time but Clarke is wise to the change in pace, tickling it fine - and they sprint hard for the first and even harder for the second, great running

121.6

Giles to Clarke, no run

Australia 449/4   AF Giles 22-2-70-1
123.1

Giles to Ponting, FOUR, now there's Ponting at his absolute finest, clipping this off his legs and placing it absolutely perfectly - threading it, really - through midwicket for four

123.2

Giles to Ponting, no run, better ball on middle, Ponting smothers the spin

123.3

Giles to Ponting, FOUR, fantastic batting here, Ponting down the pitch, smashing Giles over long-off with a free-flowing blade. This is superb batting

123.4

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, too short from Giles, who is looking hapless here

123.5

Giles to Clarke, no run, better - straighter and fuller - but defended with ease

123.6

Giles to Clarke, 2 runs, lovely late-cut down to third man

Australia 461/4   AF Giles 23-2-81-1
125.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, clever shot - Clarke's so good against spin - meeting the ball on the full and clipping it to long-on

125.2

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting comes down the pitch pushing it out to cover and Clarke reacts immediately, sprinting through for a single. Great batting

125.3

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, again clipped down to long-on...Clarke's milking Giles like a dairy-farmer

125.4

Giles to Ponting, no run, "ooooh yes Gilo" says Jones, for no apparent reason as it was perfectly defended

125.5

Giles to Ponting, 2 runs, swept fine - really well played and it's picked up on the boundary

125.6

Giles to Ponting, 1 run, pushed down to long-off and Australia pick up six runs off the over without even breaking a sweat.

Australia 467/4   AF Giles 24-2-87-1
127.1

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, worked into space to bring Warne onto strike

127.2

Giles to Warne, no run, Warne forward with undue respect to a fellow spinner

127.3

Giles to Warne, 1 run, timed down to long-on

127.4

Giles to Clarke, 1 run, "bowled Gilo" screams Jones as the batsman clips it confidently down the ground. Wicketkeepers are nothing if not enthusiasts

127.5

Giles to Warne, no run

127.6

Giles to Warne, 1 run, and he rocks back into his crease, pushing it down to long-on again

Australia 471/6   AF Giles 25-2-91-1
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