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

10.4

Clark to Strauss, OUT, Sucker punch! Clark bangs one in and Strauss hooks but doesn't get over it and Ryan Broad, the substitute on for McGrath, runs in three or four yards and pouches the catch ten yards in from the boundary. Click here for the picture

AJ Strauss c sub (RA Broad) b Clark 11 (51m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.48

England 29/1   AN Cook 14* (36b 1x4)   SR Clark 1.4-0-1-1

13.2

Warne to Bell, OUT, Bell gets well forward, the ball hit him on the front pad and a confident appeal gets the finger from Steve Bucknor. Bell looks unhappy - a bit more than disappointment - as that could have been sliding down the leg side. It matters not a jot, he's out and England are slipping towards a day off tomorrow. Click here for the picture

IR Bell lbw b Warne 0 (11m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 36/2   AN Cook 21* (48b 2x4)   SK Warne 2.2-1-7-1

29.2

Warne to Cook, OUT, Gone! Big turn from Warne there, Cook came tentatively forward - not reading the spin - blindly looking for the ball, gets an inside edge to Hussey at short leg. Fine innings from Cook, but simply not enough. Click here for the picture

AN Cook c Hussey b Warne 43 (128m 94b 4x4 0x6) SR: 45.74

England 91/3   PD Collingwood 33* (50b 4x4)   SK Warne 10.2-2-31-2

63.3

Warne to Collingwood, OUT, GONE! Warne's done it for Australia and Collingwood is gone for 96, what agony. Agony for Collingwood, skipping miles down the pitch and trying to smack Warne over his head to reach a hundred. It was a classic legbreak from Warne, turning prodigiously, Gilchrist snaffled it and whipped off the bails. Collingwood's hang-me-now expression tells the story. Click here for the picture

PD Collingwood st †Gilchrist b Warne 96 (216m 155b 13x4 2x6) SR: 61.93

England 244/4   KP Pietersen 74* (106b 13x4)   SK Warne 22.3-4-92-3

71.4

Warne to Flintoff, OUT, suicide. Absolute kamikaze from Flintoff. Warne banged it in short, Flintoff tried to pull it, and miscued it to Langer at long-off who didn't need to move a muscle, apart from those lifting his hands up to his face. Warne claps his hands; Flintoff trudges off. Dreadful stroke and that's opened up the tail. Click here for the picture

A Flintoff c Langer b Warne 16 (37m 26b 4x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

England 271/5   KP Pietersen 83* (129b 14x4)   SK Warne 26.4-5-99-4

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

England 293/6   GO Jones 12* (27b 1x4)   B Lee 17.4-0-81-1

87.1

McGrath to Jones, OUT, that one kept low and Jones, trying to play freely on the off-side, gets a bottom edge which crashes back on to his stumps. A good line and it's all smiles and high tens for McGrath and Australia, who are sensing that the end is nigh. Jones has batted nicely for his 33, but it's highly unlikely to have been enough to save England. Click here for the picture

GO Jones b McGrath 33 (68m 48b 5x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

England 326/7   AF Giles 9* (21b 2x4)   GD McGrath 15.1-2-48-1

92.5

Clark to Giles, OUT, edged - and gone. That one, on a decent length, squares Giles up a treat and the outside edge flies straight to Warne at first slip; such chances don't come much more straightforward. Giles, like a simpering lover who can't accept he's been dumped, lingers longingly at the crease, but indeed he has been dismissed and he trudges slowly off

AF Giles c Warne b Clark 23 (55m 38b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.52

England 346/8   MJ Hoggard 2* (17b)   SR Clark 20.5-5-66-2

98.2

Clark to Hoggard, OUT, the two-card trick. One short, and the next full, outside off stump and Hoggard drives with no discernible foot movement and Warne takes a regulation catch at first slip. Click here for the picture

MJ Hoggard c Warne b Clark 8 (49m 35b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.85

England 361/9   SJ Harmison 8* (15b 1x4)   SR Clark 23.2-5-72-3

100.1

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

England 370/10   JM Anderson 4* (8b 1x4)   SR Clark 24.1-6-72-4
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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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