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

Clark to Harmison, OUT, it's over. Slightly short, Harmison hooks but off the top edge and straight down the throat of McGrath at long leg. The Australians rush to embrace each other in a celebratory huddle as the England batsmen troop off.

SJ Harmison c McGrath b Clark 13 (31m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

That's about it from us. Thanks for staying with us through this match and join us again on Friday morning for the Adelaide Test. Your commentators in this Test have been Will Luke, Jenny Thompson and Martin Williamson and we will be back in three days. The final word comes from Boonie who, on cue, bursts into life with "I want a beer, I want a beer". What an excellent idea. Beefy, meanwhile, has fallen off the desk and is lying, beaten and silent, on the floor ...

Presentations Simon O'Donnell makes the presentation. He starts with Flintoff who admits that England "started a bit slow" and that " we are looking forward to bouncing back." And were they undercooked? "We've had a great preparation," he insists. What about Harmison? "It's fair to say Harmy didn't click in this game ... he works hard in the nets."

Ricky Ponting says it was "a pleasing start". On Glenn McGrath; "What a fantastic job he did. He's had his knockers and I know he was keen to prove them wrong." And he gets the Man-of-the-Match award - "aw, thanks, nice" - which is a crystal plate. "It's going to be hard to make changes to this side," he says when asked about the team for Adelaide.

The thrills of the post-match ceremony where sponsors try to get their logos on screen as much as possible to follow ... meanwhile, what do you think England should do at Adelaide ... send us your thoughts by clicking here.

The Australians, several clutching souvenir stumps, head off applauding the spectators who are in turn clapping them. The England side come out of the pavilion to shake hands with the winners.

England are now heading across to the Barmy Army to thank them for their support. In turn, the Barmy Army burst into song ...

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Hours of play (local time) 10.00 - 12.00, 12.40 - 14.40, 15.00 - 17.00

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