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  | Overs 151-200

1.1

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, outside the off stump, Hayden comes forward and shoulders arms. Touch of swing for Hoggard there away from the left-hander

1.2

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, lovely ball - that's the length from Hoggard, nice and full and just for a moment Hayden shaped to play...before leaving it alone. Again a bit of swing into Hayden

1.3

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, crisply struck by Hayden to the right of Pietersen mid-off who dives and makes a really good stop

1.4

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, just short of a good length but Hayden remains on the front foot, defending it with that enormous bat of his and growls "NO" to Langer

1.5

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, oooh so close; Hayden swings outside off stump. It wasn't the half-volley he thought it was and he was inches away from edging that, through to Geraint Jones

1.6

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, poor end to an otherwise impressive first over, drifting this one down the leg side

Australia 9/0   MJ Hoggard 1-1-0-0

3.1

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, Hayden shoulders arms outside the off stump, warily keeping an eye on what little swing there was

3.2

Hoggard to Hayden, FOUR, the first fine shot of the morning; Hoggard pitched it up, too full really, and Hayden slams his front foot down the crease and just times it perfectly past mid-off for four. Lovely shot

3.3

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, just short of a length, not driveable and Hayden rightly leaves it alone

3.4

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, bit of swing there, encouraging sign for the bowler as it pitches just outside off stump and swings away from the left hander

3.5

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, ooh very well bowled Hoggard, causing Hayden indecision as it swings back into the left-hander this time...Hayden comes forward but hides his bat behind the pad, unconvincingly

3.6

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, excellent end to the over, Hayden again unsure of whether to come forward or back...remains on the front foot nevertheless, defending it high on the bat

Australia 21/0   MJ Hoggard 2-1-4-0

5.1

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, too wide for Hayden to worry about it, leaves it well alone. Perhaps this is Hoggard's tactic...

5.2

Hoggard to Hayden, 2 runs, no, don't bowl there - short and down the leg-side. Perhaps it was the attempted bouncer, but it certainly didn't come off...Hayden pulls it down to fine leg and Hoggard rather gets away with that

5.3

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, far too wide of the off stump. Hoggard's contracted Harmison's wayward disease

5.4

Hoggard to Hayden, FOUR, OOH but he nearly got his man there, pitching it up and Hayden drove it loosely in the air but, yet again, wide of the sole gully. And yet again it's down to third man for four

5.5

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, defended off the back foot with a solid, firm clunk of the bat

5.6

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, excellent delivery: full, straight, swinging back into Hayden who misreads the swing and is rapped on the pads

Australia 37/0   MJ Hoggard 3-1-10-0

7.1

Hoggard to Langer, no run, well bowled on off stump but solidly defended from Langer, getting his head over the ball and watching it closely onto the bat

7.2

Hoggard to Langer, no run, nearly did Langer for length here who comes forward, shaping to hit him over the top, but defends it on the front foot

7.3

Hoggard to Langer, no run, and he shoulders arms this time outside the off stump. Super shouldering, there

7.4

Hoggard to Langer, no run, Langer gets into a tangle here, misjudging the length and it bobbles out a few metres

7.5

Hoggard to Langer, no run, fabulous ball - the first of the morning, short of a length and Langer fishes at it

7.6

Hoggard to Langer, no run, quicker ball from Hoggard and a touch of swing, too, into the left-hander who is hurried into edging it to the leg side

Australia 40/0   MJ Hoggard 4-2-10-0

9.1

Hoggard to Langer, no run, good ball, well done Hoggard; outside the off stump, Langer swishes his bat over it in a dramatic shouldering of arms. Perfect length

9.2

Hoggard to Langer, FOUR, Langer edges this airborne, never moving his feet, but somehow it evades backward point. This is excellent bowling from Hoggard, and rather impetious batting from Langer

9.3

Hoggard to Langer, no run, oooh terrific bowling! Just outside Langer's off stump, drifting into the left hander and he leaves it alone...not far away from his off bail

9.4

Hoggard to Langer, no run, clubbed to mid-off

9.5

Hoggard to Langer, 3 runs, but he finds the gap this time, crashing it through extra cover and Kevin Pietersen gives chase and does well, pulling it back to Giles who flings in a decent throw

9.6

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, left alone

Australia 47/0   MJ Hoggard 5-2-17-0

23.1

Hoggard to Langer, FOUR, jabbed into the gap between slip and gully and that races away over the lightning outfield, with two men chasing in vain - and that's Australia's hundred in what seems like no time at all. Good stuff&

23.2

Hoggard to Langer, FOUR, four more and that's another boundary behind square for Langer - he has ten to his name now

23.3

Hoggard to Langer, no run, ooh, good reply from Hoggard, with one which comes back and dives over off stump - Langer chose to leave that and he judged well

23.4

Hoggard to Langer, no run, left alone again

23.5

Hoggard to Langer, no run, defended on the front foot this time

23.6

Hoggard to Langer, 2 runs, that's on the legs and Langer works that one easily out to square, with the batsmen coming back for two to close out an expensive over from Hoggard

Australia 108/1   MJ Hoggard 6-2-27-0

35.1

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, very gentle loosener

35.2

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, only marginally more aggressive than an Ashley Giles faster ball

35.3

Hoggard to Martyn, 3 runs, turned fine on the leg side and Harmison scurries round to stop the boot with a size 12

35.4

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, better line and length

35.5

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, straight and blocked

35.6

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 no ball, only just over the line, but just is enough

35.6

Hoggard to Ponting, FOUR, short and once again pulled with conviction. Hoggard - around 80mph - is simply not fast enough to try that to a man who has shown all day that's a shot he can play with ease even if he is not in great form

Australia 168/2   MJ Hoggard 7-2-35-0

37.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, decent enough line, but no movement and moderate pace

37.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, Ponting untroubled

37.3

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, wide outside off stump. No doubt it would have been a one-day wide and Ponting never even sniffed at it

37.4

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, worked away with no effort

37.5

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, straight and safely defended

37.6

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, much the same and a low-key end to a low-key over. Hoggard is not doing much and at around 80mph, Ponting and Martyn will have been more tested in the pre-match nets

Australia 169/2   MJ Hoggard 8-2-36-0

39.1

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, good swing from Hoggard, played out into the off side

39.2

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, well, a touch straighter from Hoggard and Martyn nudges it to leg but...this pitch is looking flatter than an ironing board now

39.3

Hoggard to Martyn, no run, oh, Martyn misses out here - crashing a wider delivery straight into the covers. That had "hit me, please" all over it

39.4

Hoggard to Martyn, 3 runs, gorgeous shot off the back foot, effortlessly played out into the deep..sheer class

39.5

Hoggard to Ponting, 2 runs, Ponting plays this on the move, as he has done all day, and there's a vain cry of "catch!" from someone. Probably in the barmy army

39.6

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run

Australia 177/2   MJ Hoggard 9-2-42-0

62.1

Hoggard to Ponting, FOUR, on the off stump but a touch short and Ponting times that easily off his legs with an on-drive that races away

62.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, forced on to the backfoot to defend

62.3

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, bends that one away from the right-hander who chooses to leave it

62.4

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, Ponting chooses to leave that one as well, but Hoggard keeps plugging away at the off-side channel

62.5

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, just outside the off stump again and that's defended this time

62.6

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, another decent delivery from Hoggard, still plugging that line, and the batsman can just to say leave it without too many problems

Australia 266/3   MJ Hoggard 10-2-46-0

64.1

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, squeezes a straight drive without much power

64.2

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, Hoggard adjusts his line well for the left-hander and that drifts past the outside of the edge as the batsman leaves that well alone

64.3

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, that's left alone again as the ball sails through to the keeper

64.4

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, ooh, a bit of aggression there from Hoggard - but only a bit - as he scoops the ball when it's hit back to him and shapes to have a shy at the stumps

64.5

Hoggard to Hussey, 3 runs, punches a looser one through the gap square on the off-side and Pietersen chases it down, perhaps thinking about the slide and then instantly realising that it's not a good idea

64.6

Hoggard to Ponting, 3 runs, works that one on to the on-side and that's Ponting's 32nd Test hundred, his sixth against England, and he celebrates by dissecting the air with a big swoosh and then taking off his helmet, his grin as wide as a Cheshire cat's. The Gabba rises to its feet as one and there are huge cheers and whistles around the ground. He's looked unstoppable today and that's his 10th hundred in 15 Tests, dating back to his Old Trafford epic in 2005

Australia 277/3   MJ Hoggard 11-2-53-0

66.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, driven out to long-off, a touch aerial, but it's not that far away from Hoggard, who stretches out his left hand in vain

66.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, that's defended

66.3

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, defended again

66.4

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, an easy single into the covers

66.5

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, that one's in the channel just outside off stump but it's easily left

66.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, déjà vu - that's just outside off stump and again it's easily left

Australia 283/3   MJ Hoggard 12-2-54-0

68.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, wide, smacked stiffly to extra cover

68.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, wide, smacked stiffly to mid-off. You can forgive Ponting for being a bit tired

68.3

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, worked past midwicket. There would have been two there had this been a one-day game

68.4

Hoggard to Hussey, 1 run, driven past short extra cover for an easy one

68.5

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, wide outside off stump at 79.4mph. Getting slower as the ball gets softer

68.6

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, patted away. A tame over all round really

Australia 288/3   MJ Hoggard 13-2-56-0

70.1

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, full length, easily kept out

70.2

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, wide and Hussey shoulders arms with an air of disdain

70.3

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, again wide and again Hussey sniffily leaves it

70.4

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, sweet judgment as Hussey leaves it and it only misses his off stump by inches. With the angle of attack, Hoggard won't move it back enough to trouble him so he can shoulder arms all day

70.5

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, ... as he does once again

70.6

Hoggard to Hussey, 3 runs, Hoggard adjusts his line accordingly and that allows Hussey to milk runs through the leg side with a neat flick

Australia 296/3   MJ Hoggard 14-2-59-0

86.1

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, wide and left alone

86.2

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, leg side but it swung ...unfortunately, further down the leg

86.3

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, much better, right line, almost yorker length and Hussey had to work to dig that out

86.4

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, up in the zone and Hussey again had to work

86.5

Hoggard to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey did well to squeeze a full-length ball between point and extra cover

86.6

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, solid and safe push to extra cover

Australia 342/3   MJ Hoggard 15-2-60-0

88.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, swing, but Ponting was not tempted

88.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, once more, Ponting not made to play or even made to think about playing

88.3

Hoggard to Ponting, 2 runs, Hoggard overcompensates and Ponting clips it through wide midwicket. He's excelled in that area today

88.4

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, once more Hoggard over corrects and Ponting shoulders arms

88.5

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, much better, Ponting half turned square and made to play

88.6

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, back to the wide-outside-off-stump line

Australia 346/3   MJ Hoggard 16-2-62-0

90.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, on off stump, no swing, safely blocked. We're underway

90.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, outside off stump and left. 78.4 mph and conversions to kph and knots will come later when we have mastered multitasking

90.3

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, another gentle loosener outside off stump

90.4

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, hint of awayswing and Ponting takes a big stride and blocks

90.5

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 leg bye, Ponting moves across his stumps and the ball deflects behind square on the leg side

90.6

Hoggard to Hussey, 3 runs, confident square drive and England's fielders resume chasing leather

Australia 350/3   MJ Hoggard 17-2-65-0

92.1

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting again shuffles across his stumps and a stifled cry as Hoggard realises he has got an edge onto it

92.2

Hoggard to Hussey, 1 run

92.3

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets everything into line and plops it into the leg side

92.4

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, that swung, but it started wide of off stump and kept going. Jones had to make ground to take it

92.5

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting works it neatly into the midwicket area, meat and drink to him

92.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, speared across and well wide of the left hander. Hoggard's not touching 80mph and not really swinging it either when it matters

Australia 353/3   MJ Hoggard 18-2-68-0

94.1

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting flicks that off his legs to the man on the 45 two-thirds back

94.2

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, Hussey off balance and the ball, shaped in at his feet, hits his pads. Going well down the leg side. 127kph!

94.3

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, pushed up to mid-off

94.4

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, left alone, no swing

94.5

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, angled across but without swing it's harmless

94.6

Hoggard to Hussey, 1 run, lovely single, Hussey on the back foot drops it down with soft hands and without a call the two batsmen scurry through. Unspoken communication from a pair who have been together for some time

Australia 358/3   MJ Hoggard 19-2-70-0

103.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, on the spot from the off

103.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, well, he let go but he's far from happy with his feet as Ponting blocks

103.3

Hoggard to Ponting, 2 runs, worked into the leg side, Ponting wants two and gets it thanks to some nifty running

103.4

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, steered to gully

103.5

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, blocked with ease

103.6

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, gentle wobbler on off stump at 76mph, 1023kph ... er, perhaps I pressed the wrong button?

Australia 389/3   MJ Hoggard 20-2-72-0

105.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, straight and on the money and all the batsman can do is defend, which he does easily

105.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, tried to work that one off the front foot to midwicket but didn't quite get hold of the ball and the shot becomes more of a tap as the ball rolls gently into space

105.3

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, a big theatrical leave there from Ponting who shoulders arms and holds that pose for the camera

105.4

Hoggard to Ponting, FOUR

105.5

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, Hoggy huffs and puffs into bowl as Ponting plays that one on the off-side to bring up the 200 partnership, a record fourth-wicket stand on this ground for any team

105.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, dinked to cover and there's a loud cry of "No"

Australia 398/3   MJ Hoggard 21-2-77-0

107.1

Hoggard to Hussey, no run

107.2

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, ooh, good line from Hoggard there, in the corridor where there's no certainty - but Hussey chooses to leave it and his judgment proves sound

107.3

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, again that one's left, but the choice was much easier - the ball went wider and continued to swing away from Hussey as it left him

107.4

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, similar ball, similar finish - a leave and Jones pouches the ball

107.5

Hoggard to Hussey, 4 runs, firm strike through midwicket off the front foot prompts Giles to dash to the boundary and slide to try to keep the ball in - but no joy for him

107.6

Hoggard to Hussey, no run, ooh, more good judgment from Hussey there who moves his bat away from the danger as the ball flies over the off stump

Australia 406/3   MJ Hoggard 22-2-81-0

109.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, defended quietly this time

109.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, on the spot again and the batsman comes forward to defend

109.3

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, like a housewife with a bone to pick, Hoggard continues to nag, effectively too, as the batsman defends once more

109.4

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, picked off his front foot and that's helped into the midwicket region

109.5

Hoggard to Clarke, no run, slower ball from Hoggard but that's picked easily by Clarke who steers the ball to mid-off easily

109.6

Hoggard to Clarke, 2 runs, off the mark with a tidy shot through midwicket, clipped off his legs

Australia 410/4   MJ Hoggard 23-2-84-0

116.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, just a hint of swing and Ponting lunges forward to meet a short-of-a-length delivery, punching it back to Hoggard

116.2

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run, oooh inside edge from Ponting, squirting it down to third man. Hoggard yelps his anguish but it missed the stumps and they jog through for a single. But of encouraging inswing there for Hoggard

116.3

Hoggard to Clarke, no run, bouncer, and a straight one too, and Clarke sways out of the way. No need to bother playing those at this stage

116.4

Hoggard to Clarke, no run, excellent line, right in the corridor from Hoggard and shaping away ever so slightly to the slips. Left alone by Clarke, wisely

116.5

Hoggard to Clarke, no run, well bowled, a corker from Hoggard! His first of the game, probably too - swinging into the batsman before sharply seaming away, missing the forward defensive of Clarke. Great delivery

116.6

Hoggard to Clarke, 1 run, swinging in again to Clarke who works it through midwicket for a single

Australia 429/4   MJ Hoggard 24-2-86-0

118.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, great line from Hoggard on middle, attacking the stumps and Ponting gives the ball due respect, defending it solidly with his head right over the ball

118.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, outside off, Ponting lunges forward with a characteristically big stride before shouldering arms. Excellent line once more

118.3

Hoggard to Ponting, FOUR, no no, don't bowl there. A wasted leg-side drifter from Hoggard and Ponting simply turned his wrists, helping it down to fine leg

118.4

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, better line outside off, Ponting leaves

118.5

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, Ponting shoulders arms outside off again - touch of swing away from the right hander

118.6

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, excellent delivery which nearly squares Ponting up who, expecting it to drift down the leg-side, straightens at the last minute and he drives it back to Hoggard

Australia 437/4   MJ Hoggard 25-2-90-0

120.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, ooh shuper shtuff from Hoggard - straight and full, Ponting defending it with his life...coming right forward and presenting a perfectly straight bat

120.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, just a touch shorter this time allowing Ponting onto the back foot, but he's forced to defend it.

120.3

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, now then - slightly round-armish action from the bowler there, the ball almost slinging out of the back of his hand. Attempted leggie, perhaps? Either way it was too wide to bother Ponting

120.4

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, well left from Ponting...just a touch too wide to play at

120.5

Hoggard to Ponting, no run

120.6

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, excellent end to a pretty tight over as Ponting raises his bat high, shuffling across and shouldering arms

Australia 443/4   MJ Hoggard 26-3-90-0

122.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, lovely ball outside off, but Ponting is looking as solid as a breezeblock. In fact, a big pile of breezeblocks all wearing t-shirts with "I'm solid"

122.2

Hoggard to Ponting, 1 run

122.3

Hoggard to Clarke, no run, "NO" screams Clarke who, pushing this out into the covers, nearly drew Ponting into a single.

122.4

Hoggard to Clarke, no run, crashed back to the bowler - a bump-ball zeroing in on Hoggard's heart who fortunately gets his hands in the way

122.5

Hoggard to Clarke, no run, nice banana-swing away from the right-hander, but too wide for him to be troubled

122.6

Hoggard to Clarke, no run, ah, Clarke nearly fished at that - he desperately wanted to before dragging his bat inside the line

Australia 450/4   MJ Hoggard 27-3-91-0

124.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, Ponting goes back, shuffles across and presents the straightest of bats

124.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, there's the length from Hoggard, drawing the batsman forward - but it's a touch too wide and the away-swing draws it further towards the slips

124.3

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, excellent ball seaming back into the batsman who is wrapped on the gloves

124.4

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, pushed back to the bowler

124.5

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, defended once more, this time on the back foot

124.6

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, tries to turn this to leg but can't time it

Australia 461/4   MJ Hoggard 28-4-91-0

126.1

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, left alone outside off

126.2

Hoggard to Ponting, no run, Ponting takes a big stride forward but leaves it alone, like the big-striding-leaver that he is

126.3

Hoggard to Ponting, OUT, Ponting's superb innings ends. He shuffled across his stumps looking to work to leg and was struck in front by Hoggard. A vociferous and pleading appeal was answered - finally - by Steve Bucknor and Ponting reluctantly turned and headed off, but not before he had aimed a massive swipe at the turf on his way back to the pavilion

RT Ponting lbw b Hoggard 196 (464m 319b 24x4 0x6) SR: 61.44

126.4

Hoggard to Gilchrist, no run, no shot to a wide one

126.5

Hoggard to Gilchrist, no run, angled in at his pads, Gilchrist shapes to flick to leg but misses

126.6

Hoggard to Gilchrist, OUT, strewth ... it's a collapse! Gilchrist played down the wrong line to a ball angled into him - a sniff of swing as well - and another raucous appeal as it hit him on the front foot. It was in line and hitting leg, and Bucknor positively raced into the decision (well, it only took about five seconds)

AC Gilchrist lbw b Hoggard 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 467/6   MJ Hoggard 29-5-91-2

128.1

Hoggard to Warne, 2 runs, DROPPED HIM! The first clanger of the match as Warne chips it off the toe of his bat, over Hoggard's head. Anderson run in from mid-on, sprinting and making good ground but he just can't get his hands to it

128.2

Hoggard to Warne, no run, what a belter! Hoggard's moving it just enough here and Warne plays-and-misses

128.3

Hoggard to Warne, no run, down the leg side, Warne misses out here

128.4

Hoggard to Warne, no run, another corking corker from Hoggard - effectively a fast leg-break, bowled appropriately enough to Warne

128.5

Hoggard to Warne, no run, and again - this is fine bowling indeed from Hoggard who could've had Warne several times this over. Warne cries "Ooorrr" as though winded.

128.6

Hoggard to Warne, no run, squared up this time but Warne gets bat on it, and the crowd cheer (jeer? Surely not) with a fat dose of ironic applause

Australia 473/6   MJ Hoggard 30-5-93-2

130.1

Hoggard to Clarke, no run, angled into Clarke who meets it with the full face

130.2

Hoggard to Clarke, no run, on target and a sniff of extra lift as it slaps Clarke on the bottom hand

130.3

Hoggard to Clarke, FOUR, Clarke gets a thick edge to a drive and it flies over the slips - it's four all the way as there is no third man. The game plan seems to be go for it now ...

130.4

Hoggard to Clarke, 1 run, push and run to mid-off

130.5

Hoggard to Warne, no run, Warne plays it into the covers with minimal foot movement

130.6

Hoggard to Warne, no run, punched to mid-on, again with little attempt to get his feet working

Australia 481/6   MJ Hoggard 31-5-98-2
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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

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