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

150.1

Harmison to Lee, no run, cut off the back foot straight to point where it's snaffled without alarm

150.2

Harmison to Lee, 1 run, clips that one off his hips

150.3

Harmison to McGrath, 1 run, tucked off his hips this time

150.4

Harmison to Lee, no run, up there and on the money and that's defended on the front foot

150.5

Harmison to Lee, FOUR, late-cut hard down to the third man boundary

150.6

Harmison to Lee, no run, slashes hard at that one off the back foot and misses it completely

End of over 151 (6 runs) Australia 584/9
B Lee    32* (48b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    28-4-112-1
GD McGrath    1* (6b)      A Flintoff    28-4-92-4

151.1

Flintoff to McGrath, no run, speared up there and that's driven forward

151.2

Flintoff to McGrath, no run, chases that one down leg and is too late on the shot

151.3

Flintoff to McGrath, 1 run, oh, a good run there from the batsmen as that's dinked into space just in front of the ring on the off-side

151.4

Flintoff to Lee, 1 run, a good shot, adjusting at the last minute to play it later than it expected and it bounces just in front off the man at third man

151.5

Flintoff to McGrath, 1 run, interesting - the batsman stuns the ball with a back foot half-defence, half-attack and it's pounced on by the man at mid-off who shies at the non-striker's stumps, misses, and they scramble a run

151.6

Flintoff to Lee, no run, a swing and a miss to end the over

"Ooh aah Glenn McGrath," pipes up Psychic Boonie

End of over 152 (3 runs) Australia 587/9
B Lee    33* (50b 4x4)      A Flintoff    29-4-95-4
GD McGrath    3* (10b)      SJ Harmison    28-4-112-1

152.1

Harmison to McGrath, no run, tries to pull that one and shuffles across the stumps to do so, but misses

152.2

Harmison to McGrath, no run, an easy defensive shot into the covers

152.3

Harmison to McGrath, 1 run, top improvisation from ooh-aah Glenn as he moves across his stumps, closes his eyes, and hoicks it behind square

152.4

Harmison to Lee, no run, ooh, that one nearly did for Lee there as he plays down the wrong line and nearly gets an inside edge - it carries on through to the keeper

152.5

Harmison to Lee, no run, a better shot from Lee, a better position and his head was over the ball, as he drove it into the covers

152.6

Harmison to Lee, no run, ooh, short and wide and Lee lashes at it with haste, but misses

End of over 153 (1 run) Australia 588/9
B Lee    33* (53b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    29-4-113-1
GD McGrath    4* (13b)      A Flintoff    29-4-95-4

153.1

Flintoff to McGrath, 1 run, too full and that's driven into the covers this time

153.2

Flintoff to Lee, 2 runs, another attempted yorker and that's hit over to square

153.3

Flintoff to Lee, no run, defended down off the back foot

153.4

Flintoff to Lee, 1 run, Flintoff fires in a low-ish bouncer and Lee swivels right round, trying to get out of the way. He leaves his bat dangling in the air and it takes an edge, but it evades Jones's outstretched grasp. Lee and Flintoff eye each other afterwards, and exchange smiles

153.5

Flintoff to McGrath, no run, defended

153.6

Flintoff to McGrath, no run, another defence, this one off the back foot and into the covers

End of over 154 (4 runs) Australia 592/9
GD McGrath    5* (16b)      A Flintoff    30-4-99-4
B Lee    36* (56b 4x4)      SJ Harmison    29-4-113-1

154.1

Harmison to Lee, no run, that's lashed hard into the ground and reaches Giles in the covers on the bounce

154.2

Harmison to Lee, 1 run, larruped off the back foot to point

154.3

Harmison to McGrath, 3 runs, firmly struck drive just wide of extra-cover

154.4

Harmison to Lee, no run, cut just behind point

154.5

Harmison to Lee, FOUR, lovely shot, up and over down to third man to bring up Australia's 600. Ponting is standing on the boundary, smiling, as well he might

154.6

Harmison to Lee, 2 runs, just wide of the fielder on the off-side and Ponting comes to the boundary to call in his men

Hello all, Will here. It'll be Strauss to take the first ball from Brett Lee

It will now be Will Luke to take you through to the end.

So Australia have declared on a mammoth 602 for 9 after a smashing batting display in which most of the batsmen contributed. Ponting led his men well, just missing out on his double ton; Flintoff did his best and he too missed out on the chance to go for a milestone of five wickets as Ponting called his troops in.

End of over 155 (10 runs) Australia 602/9
B Lee    43* (61b 5x4)      SJ Harmison    30-4-123-1
GD McGrath    8* (17b)      A Flintoff    30-4-99-4
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
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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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