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
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   B Lee 1-0-3-0
2.1

Lee to Cook, no run, defended into the packed ring on the off-side

2.2

Lee to Cook, no run, Cook walks forward to defend again

2.3

Lee to Cook, no run, the batsmen briefly consider a single as that one's dinked into leg, and they set off - but turn back, realising there's no run on

2.4

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

2.5

Lee to Cook, no run, that was left alone again

2.6

Lee to Cook, 3 runs, runs this time as Cook shuffles forward to press a cover-drive off his front foot and Clarke hunts it down

England 6/0   B Lee 2-0-6-0
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   B Lee 3-0-12-0
6.1

Lee to Cook, no run, a good length, and that's taken by the keeper

6.2

Lee to Cook, 1 no ball, front-foot no-ball and that's fended to square leg

6.2

Lee to Cook, no run, ooh, a probe from Cook as that hits a crack and veers away from the left-hander

6.3

Lee to Cook, 1 no ball, another overstepping and that's defended on the back foot this time

6.3

Lee to Cook, 1 run, that's worked off the front foot in front of midwicket

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

6.5

Lee to Cook, no run, a touch wide but Cook is still tempted to explore and he rushes at it, lucky not to have his edge caught in the process

6.6

Lee to Cook, 1 run, jabbed down off his hips and the batsmen run through quickly

England 23/0   B Lee 4-0-17-0
8.1

Lee to Cook, no run, Cook forced onto the back foot. That one was 93mph (149.73 kph)

8.2

Lee to Cook, FOUR, banged in and Cook was onto that quickly, a perfect hook shot all along the ground. That will boost the young man's confidence

8.3

Lee to Cook, no run, Lee responds with a good ball on off stump

8.4

Lee to Cook, 1 run, leg side, turned just to the left of the man in close just behind square leg

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   B Lee 5-0-22-0
28.1

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, whipped off his legs to fine leg

28.2

Lee to Cook, no run, ooh Cook goes back and swishes at this one, the ball moving away from the left-hander very late. Super bowling

28.3

Lee to Cook, no run, confidently forward from Cook, pushing it out

28.4

Lee to Cook, 2 runs, lovely shot off the back foot, whipping it in front of square and timing it nicely, using the pace of the ball

28.5

Lee to Cook, 1 run, again this is calmly, confidently clipped off his legs by Cook to deep backward square

28.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

England 91/2   B Lee 6-0-26-0
30.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, cut off the back foot

30.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, a touch of inswing there for the big man, moving cutting away off the seam

30.3

Lee to Collingwood, SIX, shot! Banged in short, Collingwood uppercuts it over the slips and - what a crowd catch that is! The sightscreen operator moves to his right, gets his hands up high and takes a blinder.

30.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended on the front foot

30.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, solidly blocked out

30.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, inswing there for Lee, well pitched up but Collingwood's up to it

England 97/3   B Lee 7-0-32-0
32.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, outside off and he opens the face, guiding it into the gully

32.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run

32.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, short - but probably not as short as Pietersen thought who ducks underneath it

32.4

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, ooh, streaky - very Pieterseny - outside off and he flails his hands at it, torpedoing it through the gully. As expression goes, "if you're going to flash, flash hard." I hate that expression

32.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, and he turns his wrists, neatly tucking it behind square

32.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, aggressive, short, fast but too wide. Collingwood rightly ignores it

England 103/3   B Lee 8-0-37-0
34.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, speared down the channel and the batsman shoulders arms

34.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, again that's down the channel, a smidgen wider, and again that's left alone

34.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, that one comes in at the right-hander, short and rearing, and he quickly fends it down off the back foot

34.4

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, shapes to drive off the back foot and that's a good diving stop in the covers, although the batsmen have time aplenty to scramble through the single

34.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, dug out off the back foot and squirts a drive to the covers

34.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, a very solid defensive that, to one which comes in at him off a length and he plays off the back foot with a very straight bat

England 104/3   B Lee 9-0-38-0
36.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, tries to work that on the on-side, fails, and the ball catches the outside edge and drops short of the gully area

36.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, well played on the back foot, a tidy defensive shot

36.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, that's a fuller one but well dug out and it's driven, without much power, on the on-side

36.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, ooh. Collingwood shuffles across to play one which whistles past his nose and he fails to connect. So close and Lee grasps his head with both hands

36.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, that one was left alone easily this time

36.6

Lee to Collingwood, (no ball) FOUR, nice punch away through extra-cover off the back foot this time, with enough power for it to race to the boundary

36.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, shuffles forward but then immediately ducks, more of a bob in fact, as the ball flies high and wide above him

England 112/3   B Lee 10-0-43-0
38.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, short and Pietersen ducks away from that one, to cheers from the crowd

38.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, the batsman shapes to drive that one through cover but checks the shot and takes his bottom hand off it

38.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, driven out to the man at cover point

38.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, defended this time

38.5

Lee to Pietersen, FOUR, well bowled, taking all the speed of it, but Pietersen senses what's going on early, takes a big stride forward, goes down on one knee and lamps it a touch aerially over cover

38.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, left alone this time

England 121/3   B Lee 11-0-47-0
40.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, that's straight and it's defended off the back foot

40.2

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, turns that into short midwicket

40.3

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, Lee came round the wicket this time and that's worked out behind square and right out inside the boundary

40.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, oversteps this time, going round again, and that's defended as it angles across him

40.5

Lee to Collingwood, 1 no ball, a big flash at that one, and that just fails to take the edge as it bends slightly away

40.5

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, turned off his hips

40.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, tried to work that into space on the leg-side

England 127/3   B Lee 12-0-51-0
42.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended

42.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, oohs from the crowd as the edge off a jumping back-foot defensive nearly crashes on to the stumps; as it is it bounces down and over

42.3

Lee to Collingwood, 3 runs, good shot, round the wicket, too straight and Collingwood went back and punched it through the covers

42.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, pulls out of that one, ducking away and showing the ball his shoulder as it flies past

42.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, round the wicket again, and that's way past the batsman, a touch wide and easily left alone

42.6

Lee to Pietersen, (no ball) FOUR, Pietersen rockets that in front of midwicket - he leapt on to it with trademark Pietersen speed and boshes it all the way to the boundary

42.6

Lee to Pietersen, no run, defended this time

England 140/3   B Lee 13-0-59-0
66.1

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, fabulous shot, stand-and-deliver from Flintoff who just hits through the line - a check-drive and it flies to the extra-cover boundary. Just a loosener from Lee, wide and short outside off

66.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, what a cracker! Great response from Lee, swinging in to Flintoff before cutting away at the last second. Flintoff drops his hands but that was mighty close

66.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, pitched up this time and he comes forward, a little tentatively, to block it out

66.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run, good lift from Lee, just short of a length, but Flintoff goes back to defend with a very straight bat

66.5

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, ooh, streaky, bit of luck there for Flintoff as he drives, without moving his feet, gets a thick outside edge and it flies over gully. Yikes

66.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, prods at this, unconvincingly and it rolls out into the gully

England 262/4   B Lee 14-0-67-0
68.1

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, swinging into Pietersen who doesn't quite time it, pushing it to mid-on and they scamper a single

68.2

Lee to Flintoff, no run, ugly, poky, defensive shot from Flintoff. Effective. Just ugly

68.3

Lee to Flintoff, no run, firmly, solidly defended on the back foot

68.4

Lee to Flintoff, no run

68.5

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, shot, that's intelligent batting from Flintoff. He really waited for that - on a pitch really slowing down now - and pulled it in front of square

68.6

Lee to Flintoff, no run, an attempted yorker but it's firmly driven back

England 268/4   B Lee 15-0-72-0
70.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, no great pace from Lee, no swing either and it's left alone outside off

70.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, crack! Smacked on the up, but straight to cover

70.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, that's a touch quicker from Lee and this time he does find some inswing, Pietersen times it to mid-on but again can't find the gap

70.4

Lee to Pietersen, no run, and again he can't bisect the fielder; he really timed that superbly, and short mid-off took the brunt of it

70.5

Lee to Pietersen, no run, nearly! Pietersen tried to hit that into New Zealand, an almighty swing of the bat and he misses the ball by several feet

70.6

Lee to Pietersen, 2 runs, tucked off his legs for a couple

England 271/4   B Lee 16-0-74-0
72.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside off

72.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, left alone

72.3

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, oh where's this gone? Pietersen tries to hook this bouncer and it spirals up in the air, over square leg but somehow lady luck is smiling on him. Dreadful, careless cricket this.

72.4

Lee to Jones, no run, ducks underneath a bouncer, evades it with ease

72.5

Lee to Jones, FOUR, lovely, elegant, lazy shot - the like of which Jones is so capable of - timing it beautifully through the covers to get off the mark

72.6

Lee to Jones, 2 runs, a neat clip off his legs this time, again well timed although not sufficiently so for four

England 278/5   B Lee 17-0-81-0
80.1

Lee to Pietersen, no run, solid start from the batsman, defending that one at 134kph, as it pitches on off stump

80.2

Lee to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen swishes at that across the line, he misses, and it clatters into him at hip-height, but too high

80.3

Lee to Pietersen, no run, defended this time

80.4

Lee to Pietersen, OUT, oh! and he's gone - flicking impulsively at Martyn in a very short midwicket. The new ball has done the trick for Australia, and that's just the start that they wanted, with the big wicket of Pietersen. Click here for the picture

KP Pietersen c Martyn b Lee 92 (227m 155b 14x4 0x6) SR: 59.35

80.5

Lee to Giles, no run, leaves that one as it swings away from him

80.6

Lee to Giles, no run, that one hit a crack at a fair lick, 145kph to be exact, and Giles jabs at it but missed it by a long, long way

80.6

Lee to Giles, no run, that one hit a crack at a fair lick, 145kph to be exact, and Giles jabs at it but missed it by a long, long way

England 293/6   B Lee 18-1-81-1
82.1

Lee to Giles, no run, feet rooted to the crease, the batsman prods a cutting motion at that one which goes past his outside edge

82.2

Lee to Giles, 1 run, Giles off the mark with a quick single into midwicket and the Army applaud as the 300 comes up

82.3

Lee to Jones, 1 wide, a high bouncer, showing how Lee's been short of rhythm this match

82.3

Lee to Jones, 2 runs, punched off the back foot through cover and Ponting sets off in huffing-and-puffing pursuit

82.4

Lee to Jones, no run, that ball pitches on off, jumps and it's defended down on the back foot with a straight bat

82.5

Lee to Jones, FOUR, ooh! Gotta love that one. A bit of room outside the off stump, overpitched, and Jones laces that away through cover, an exquisite cover-drive

82.6

Lee to Jones, 4 runs, straighter from Lee, but overpitched once more and that's nicely timed off the toes through midwicket with Hussey chasing it down inside the boundary

England 311/6   B Lee 19-1-93-1
84.1

Lee to Jones, no run, a better line, straight, and that's defended into the leg-side by Jones

84.2

Lee to Jones, no run, good stuff again and that's a regulation defence on the front foot

84.3

Lee to Jones, (no ball) 1 run, overstepping there, and that's helped out to cover as the batsmen race through a single

84.3

Lee to Giles, no run, defended easily

84.4

Lee to Giles, no run, defended again, on the back foot this time

84.5

Lee to Giles, no run, defended yet again

84.6

Lee to Giles, no run, Giles steps across to dig at that one which flies through a touch wide, but his is a swing which misses

England 321/6   B Lee 20-1-95-1
86.1

Lee to Giles, no run, ooh, a good'un there, decent length and that threatens - like a naughty mosquito - to nibble at Giles's edge. Giles realises he's been done and stares at Lee, in appreciation

86.2

Lee to Giles, no run, that one's left alone

86.3

Lee to Giles, 1 no ball, just oversteps a touch and pings it in on a length in front of off; it's easily defended

86.3

Lee to Giles, no run, again that one's on a decent length and it's defended

86.4

Lee to Giles, no run, ooh, good stuff there from Lee who unleashes a pearler which nearly, nearly caresses Giles's bat on its way through

86.5

Lee to Giles, no run, a more solid defence from Giles this time

86.6

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

England 326/6   B Lee 21-1-96-1
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

88.5

Lee to Giles, 1 run, worked off his legs into midwicket

88.6

Lee to Hoggard, no run, defended this time

England 329/7   B Lee 22-1-98-1
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