England tour of Australia, 2006/07 / Commentary

The Ashes - 3rd Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 206 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

51.5

Panesar to Warne, no run, defended watchfully on the back foot first up

51.6

Panesar to Warne, 2 runs, played round to fine leg and they scramble two

51.6

Panesar to Warne, 2 runs, played round to fine leg and they scramble two

Australia 174/6   SK Warne 2* (2b)

53.1

Panesar to Warne, no run, just a fraction short and that's driven gently to cover

53.2

Panesar to Warne, 2 runs, in the air.... but safe. Mahmood gives chase from mid-on as that one, a big slog-swept moo, lands in cow corner. Warne paying no heed to the imminent tea break, here

53.3

Panesar to Warne, no run, defended on the front foot

53.4

Panesar to Warne, no run, defended again

53.5

Panesar to Warne, FOUR, great shot, that. Panesar dragged the ball down just a shade too short and Warne is quickly over the ball and down on one knee to pull it through square

53.6

Panesar to Warne, no run, defended this time - and that's tea

Australia 184/6   SK Warne 8* (8b 1x4)

55.1

Panesar to Warne, no run, comes forward quite firmly, head over the ball, and defends

55.2

Panesar to Warne, 1 run, tosses this up on leg stump - wide of leg, in fact - and they jog through for a single, reluctantly...I think Warne prefers Monty to Mahmood

55.4

Panesar to Warne, 3 runs, bosh! There goes Warne. A good-old-fashioned heave across the line, albeit without timing and Mahmood does well to chase it down

Australia 197/6   SK Warne 12* (11b 1x4)

56.1

Mahmood to Warne, no run, and Warne goes for an expansive cover drive but can only bosh it back just past the bowler

56.2

Mahmood to Warne, 2 runs, crack! Warne's desperate to get on a roll here (not a sandwich roll, although I'm sure he wouldn't mind that either), crashing this off the back foot...but he was rather beaten by the pace

56.3

Mahmood to Warne, no run, nasty from Mahmood, a good bouncer which Warne fended off

56.4

Mahmood to Warne, 1 run, again fended off, but played neatly, dropping his hands and scampering through for a single

56.6

Mahmood to Warne, no run, oof, very well bowled - the yorker, but Warne digs it out with his spade

Australia 201/6   SK Warne 15* (16b 1x4)

57.2

Panesar to Warne, no run, tossed up on middle but Warne comes forward, confidently, and defends this firmly

57.3

Panesar to Warne, 1 run, again tossed up - slower, too but Warne again won't be tempted into smashing it

Australia 205/6   SK Warne 16* (18b 1x4)

58.1

Mahmood to Warne, FOUR, too wide, too short and Warne uppercuts it wide of third man for four. Great shot. Very Warne; cavalier and enterprising

58.2

Mahmood to Warne, FOUR, ooh and this is again short, Warne pulls it with Caribbean flamingo flair, gets a glove which just evades the diving Jones behind the stumps. Four more.

58.3

Mahmood to Warne, 1 run, and here he goes again! Fetches this from outside off to deep midwicket

Australia 214/6   SK Warne 25* (21b 3x4)

59.1

Panesar to Warne, OUT, GODDIM! What a day Monty's having - a mirror of Symonds's dismissal as Monty tosses this outside off stump, short, Warne tries to cut but gets a thin edge to Jones. And there ends Warne's cameo

SK Warne c †Jones b Panesar 25 (32m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 113.63

Australia 214/7   SK Warne 25 (22b 3x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Dec 19, 2006

Australia reclaim the Ashes, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, December 19, 2006

Australia reclaim the Ashes

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Dec 19, 2006

Australia reclaim the Ashes, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, December 19, 2006

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