England tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v England at Perth, Dec 14-18, 2006
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Australia won by 206 runs
14,15,16,17,18 December 2006 (5-day match)
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  • Overs 51-100
0.5

Hoggard to Hayden, 3 runs, shot; fine, confident shot from Hayden punching this down the ground and Harmison slides - dangerously so, given what happened to Simon Jones on the last tour - and does very well to pull this back

Australia 4/0   ML Hayden 3* (1b)
1.1

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, and here comes Flintoff, charging in and raps Hayden on the pad - quite a big shout for lbw but it pitched outside leg

Australia 5/0   ML Hayden 4* (2b)
2.1

Hoggard to Hayden, FOUR, edged! Past a vacant third or fourth slip. Tetchy, irritable, flashing, dangerous shot...but it's four

2.2

Hoggard to Hayden, 1 run, much better from Hayden, timing this nicely down to mid-on.

Australia 14/0   ML Hayden 9* (4b 1x4)
3.1

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, that's a better length from Flintoff this time. Still a touch too short, but it's creeping up...

3.2

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, good line, just on off stump and cutting away slightly from the batsman who again leaves it alone

3.3

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, ooh, excellent line this from Flintoff. Hayden shapes to play - he was dying to fish at it - before raising his bat and leaving it alone. Wisely so...

3.4

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, crikey that's a good leave. A WACA leave, if you like, leaving this on middle stump and it flies through to Jones who, with the slips, roar their collective approval

3.5

Flintoff to Hayden, FOUR, well that's four, Hayden squidging it down the ground. But it wasn't hit with great timing or power and his bat twisted in his hand, almost closing the face. Still four, mind. I'm just getting fussy

3.5

Flintoff to Hayden, FOUR, well that's four, Hayden squidging it down the ground. But it wasn't hit with great timing or power and his bat twisted in his hand, almost closing the face. Still four, mind. I'm just getting fussy

3.6

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, too wide and Hayden can't be bothered with it. No need to touch those

Australia 22/0   ML Hayden 13* (10b 2x4)
4.4

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, on leg stump and there was just a hint of that one straightening on Hayden who pushes it back to the bowler...no swing, though, for Hoggard

4.5

Hoggard to Hayden, FOUR, short, bang, four - pulled powerfully in front of square. He really does whack it, Hayden. Not the most elegant of pullers, but mighty effective

4.6

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, fuller - that's better from Hoggard. Fuller is better. Full is good.

Australia 27/0   ML Hayden 17* (13b 3x4)
6.1

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, too short from Hoggard and left alone by the batsman

6.2

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, ping! Hayden climbs into this, absolutely murdering it to a wideish mid-off who gets down in time...just in time

6.3

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, good length, Hayden leaves this alone

6.3

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, good length, Hayden leaves this alone

6.4

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, pushed out into the leg side

6.5

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, ooh a flash and a slash and a miss from Hayden, my word that was close. Outside off stump - go on, have some of that - but Hayden can't have some of it, or indeed any of it&

6.6

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, excellent length and that's the second fair maiden in succession

Australia 27/0   ML Hayden 17* (19b 3x4)
7.3

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, that's the length to Hayden. He leaves this alone but is looking a little uncertain here about what to leave

7.4

Flintoff to Hayden, 2 no balls, rubbish line, down the leg side. Lucky only to concede a single

Australia 34/0   ML Hayden 17* (21b 3x4)
8.1

Hoggard to Hayden, 2 runs, airborne for a while as Hayden clips this off his pads, just to the right of midwicket and Monty Panesar fields

8.2

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, ah that's useful from Hoggard, swinging into Hayden who pushes it back to the bowler. The slips and Jones all cry, roar their approval

8.3

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, cripes that was close, left alone on length again and it just grazed Hayden's pad. The general consensus is "awwww"

8.4

Hoggard to Hayden, 1 run, punched off the back foot, "Yes" roars Hayden and they scamper through for a single. Mahmood does excellent work in the covers to prevent two

Australia 42/0   ML Hayden 20* (25b 3x4)
9.1

Harmison to Hayden, 2 runs, down the leg side and it's pulled off his hip - good bounce from Harmison, but you'd expect that

9.2

Harmison to Hayden, no run, good from Harmison, short and rising onto Hayden who goes right back, roars "no" and presents a straight bat to defend this down the pitch

9.3

Harmison to Hayden, 1 run, hooked, or pulled rather, off the front foot and Cook's out there in the deep to prevent four

9.5

Harmison to Hayden, no run, quick but down the leg side, too wide

9.6

Harmison to Hayden, 1 run, flamboyantly flicked off his legs, flamingo style, but just for a single

Australia 47/0   ML Hayden 24* (30b 3x4)
10.1

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, swinging into Hayden who is desperately trying to smash Hoggard to smithereens, but again he can only defend. This is clever, tight bowling from Hoggard here

10.2

Hoggard to Hayden, no run, and a lovely line again, outside off stump and straightening a touch. Hayden watchfully leaves it alone

10.3

Hoggard to Hayden, OUT, goddim! What a ball, swinging in on Hayden who on-drives, loses balance, it takes the outside edge and there's the breakthrough for England. Hayden looked to the heavens immediately and didn't wait for the finger.

ML Hayden c †Jones b Hoggard 24 (48m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Australia 47/1   ML Hayden 24 (33b 3x4)
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