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)
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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

England 14/0   AJ Strauss 10* (15b 1x4)   B Lee 2.2-0-12-0
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

England 28/0   AN Cook 13* (28b 1x4)   B Lee 4.2-0-21-0
11.2

Warne to Cook, FOUR, full toss, smacked between midwicket and mid-on

England 35/1   AN Cook 20* (38b 2x4)   SK Warne 1.2-1-6-0
14.4

Clark to Cook, FOUR, rank long hop, and this time Cook seizes on it and smashes it through midwicket. Clark is not quick enough to get away with that

England 40/2   AN Cook 25* (52b 3x4)   SR Clark 3.4-2-5-1
20.6

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, too straight from Clark, for once, and Collingwood neatly tucks it off his legs through deep midwicket and they run four

England 51/2   PD Collingwood 7* (25b 1x4)   SR Clark 7-3-10-1
21.2

Warne to Cook, FOUR, fabulous shot, he really waited for that one. Again Warne gives Cook too much width, too short, and Cook cuts it hard in front of square for four.

England 55/2   AN Cook 33* (71b 4x4)   SK Warne 6.2-2-17-1
21.5

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR

England 60/2   PD Collingwood 11* (27b 2x4)   SK Warne 6.5-2-22-1
22.6

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, classical Collingwood, chipping it down the ground - check-driving it, turning his wrists nicely and timing it down to mid-on

England 67/2   PD Collingwood 17* (33b 3x4)   SR Clark 8-3-17-1
26.2

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, streaky! Collingwood doesn't come forward to this, it takes the outside edge and races down to the vacant third man.

England 79/2   PD Collingwood 24* (39b 4x4)   SR Clark 9.2-3-25-1
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

England 102/3   KP Pietersen 5* (14b 1x4)   B Lee 7.4-0-36-0
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

England 112/3   PD Collingwood 47* (73b 5x4 1x6)   B Lee 9.5-0-43-0
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

England 121/3   KP Pietersen 11* (33b 2x4)   B Lee 10.5-0-47-0
41.1

McGrath to Collingwood, FOUR, great shot to bring up his half-century, whipped off his front foot and sailing over midwicket for a one-bounce four. He battled through the hard times early on and he's prospering now

England 131/3   PD Collingwood 53* (86b 6x4 1x6)   GD McGrath 6.1-1-14-0
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

England 140/3   KP Pietersen 16* (41b 3x4)   B Lee 12.5-0-59-0
44.1

Hussey to Pietersen, FOUR, offers up a nice juicy half-volley; Pietersen licks his lips and tucks in, peeling that one through the covers

England 145/3   KP Pietersen 20* (43b 4x4)   MEK Hussey 0.1-0-4-0
45.2

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, Warne gives that one more air, Pietersen skips down the pitch and drills it wide of mid-on to bring up England's 150. Have some of that&

England 150/3   KP Pietersen 25* (50b 5x4)   SK Warne 13.2-4-36-2
46.5

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, overpitched and a text book straight drive between bowler and mid-off, no need to chase at it races to the boundary

England 154/3   PD Collingwood 60* (106b 7x4 1x6)   SR Clark 10.5-3-32-1
47.2

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, down the track again, turns this into a full toss this time and Pietersen hammers it to the right of mid-on. we have a contest

England 160/3   KP Pietersen 31* (56b 6x4)   SK Warne 14.2-4-42-2
47.4

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen uses his feet for the third time in four balls, once more crashing it through the gap between mid-on and midwicket

England 164/3   KP Pietersen 35* (58b 7x4)   SK Warne 14.4-4-46-2
48.4

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, even wider and this time Collingwood leans back and hits it over the infield for four just behind square on the off side. A quite deliberate and safe shot

England 168/3   PD Collingwood 64* (111b 8x4 1x6)   SR Clark 11.4-3-36-1
53.1

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, two steps and Pietersen crashes that up and over mid-off. McGrath gives chase but he wouldn't have got that in his prime

England 182/3   KP Pietersen 40* (70b 8x4)   SK Warne 17.1-4-58-2
53.2

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, half volley fetched from outside off stump through midwicket. That went like a missile

England 186/3   KP Pietersen 44* (71b 9x4)   SK Warne 17.2-4-62-2
54.6

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, half volley outside off stump, driven, slightly uppish, but safe and it races to the extra-cover boundary. That's the 100 partnership from 159 balls

England 194/3   PD Collingwood 78* (130b 9x4 2x6)   SR Clark 15-4-46-1
55.2

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, short and Pietersen cuts that with real power to the cover boundary. That's his seventh Test fifty

England 198/3   KP Pietersen 51* (81b 10x4)   SK Warne 18.2-4-66-2
55.5

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, again short and wide, and this time Collingwood misses Hayden and finds the gap through extra cover

England 203/3   PD Collingwood 82* (132b 10x4 2x6)   SK Warne 18.5-4-71-2
56.5

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, "shot," coo Will and Jenny like a married couple, driven hard and straight. Billy Bowden, still sore after being struck yesterday, takes evasive action as the ball races past him

England 212/3   PD Collingwood 86* (137b 11x4 2x6)   SR Clark 15.5-4-51-1
57.4

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, leg-side full toss which Collingwood, who has been in three hours, sees like a football and launches over midwicket for a two-bounce four

England 217/3   PD Collingwood 90* (141b 12x4 2x6)   SK Warne 19.4-4-76-2
58.4

McGrath to Pietersen, FOUR, oh yes! Another half volley outside off stump and Pietersen steers that past extra cover. That would please the purists

England 221/3   KP Pietersen 58* (88b 11x4)   GD McGrath 8.4-1-19-0
58.5

McGrath to Pietersen, FOUR, and again. Pietersen hits that in the same place but with added vim. "Oh gosh," mutters McGrath. Or something like that

England 225/3   KP Pietersen 62* (89b 12x4)   GD McGrath 8.5-1-23-0
61.6

Warne to Pietersen, FOUR, ah, what a fabulous shot, sweeping Warne from well outside off stump and getting it much finer than previously in the over, bisecting the two sweepers on the boundary&

England 239/3   KP Pietersen 72* (101b 13x4)   SK Warne 22-4-90-2
63.4

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, lovely shot! A big stride forward, timing the ball beautifully past mid-off who makes a complete hash of it, diving over the ball and the crowd cheer

England 249/4   A Flintoff 4* (1b 1x4)   SK Warne 22.4-4-97-3
64.1

McGrath to Pietersen, FOUR, well that's cheeky from Pietersen, very classy shot just opening the face and guiding it past the slips and gully to the vacant third man. Excellent

England 253/4   KP Pietersen 78* (107b 14x4)   GD McGrath 11.1-2-30-0
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

England 258/4   A Flintoff 8* (8b 2x4)   B Lee 13.1-0-63-0
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

England 262/4   A Flintoff 12* (12b 3x4)   B Lee 13.5-0-67-0
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

England 268/4   A Flintoff 16* (19b 4x4)   B Lee 14.5-0-72-0
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

England 276/5   GO Jones 4* (4b 1x4)   B Lee 16.5-0-79-0
81.5

McGrath to Jones, FOUR, shot! A hint of width and Jones is over and onto that one, with a crashing late-ish cut off the back foot which flies wide to the right of gully

England 297/6   GO Jones 16* (32b 2x4)   GD McGrath 12.5-2-34-0
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

England 307/6   GO Jones 24* (36b 3x4)   B Lee 18.5-1-89-1
83.2

McGrath to Giles, FOUR, wider from McGrath and Giles wastes no time helping it through his favoured gully area with a steer off the back foot

England 315/6   AF Giles 5* (6b 1x4)   GD McGrath 13.2-2-40-0
83.4

McGrath to Giles, FOUR, ah. The bouncer was a good idea, but with too much width - Giles leaps up on his back foot and dinks it over the slips

England 319/6   AF Giles 9* (8b 2x4)   GD McGrath 13.4-2-44-0
85.3

McGrath to Jones, FOUR, another lovely stroke from Jones, stepping into a neat, nay textbook, cover-drive and the ball flies right off the face of the bat

England 325/6   GO Jones 33* (43b 4x4)   GD McGrath 14.3-2-48-0
92.1

Clark to Giles, FOUR, huge cheers as Giles thumps that square as you like through the off-side

England 344/7   AF Giles 21* (34b 3x4)   SR Clark 20.1-5-64-1
94.1

Clark to Hoggard, FOUR, short, edged short of Warne at first slip, bounced just in front of him and past him to the boundary

England 351/8   MJ Hoggard 7* (22b 1x4)   SR Clark 21.1-5-70-2
97.5

Warne to Harmison, FOUR

England 361/8   SJ Harmison 8* (14b 1x4)   SK Warne 32.5-7-115-4
99.1

Warne to Harmison, FOUR, Harmison may only have one shot - the sweep - but he plays it well. That one ended up flashing through wide midwicket

England 365/9   SJ Harmison 12* (16b 2x4)   SK Warne 33.1-7-119-4
99.4

Warne to Anderson, FOUR, that was even wider and Anderson reaches and slashes that through point. That was a teaser and Anderson took the bait

England 370/9   JM Anderson 4* (6b 1x4)   SK Warne 33.4-7-124-4
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