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

59.2

Panesar to Lee, no run, on off stump, turning away just a touch - bit too flat from Monty really - and Lee comes solidly forward

59.3

Panesar to Lee, 1 run, Lee comes lunging forward here - a real clumpy lunge - and angles the bat to guide it through the covers

Australia 215/7   B Lee 1* (2b)

60.3

Harmison to Lee, no run, Lee tries to hit this into Singapore but can only chop it behind him to Jones

60.4

Harmison to Lee, no run, good line, good length, good areas; outside off, Lee angles it down to gully.

60.5

Harmison to Lee, no run, ooh good bouncer, Lee ducking away at the last minute and it zips through to Jones

60.6

Harmison to Lee, no run, and a belter to finish the over, just short of a length and angling into Lee, just passing his backward defence...very close indeed

Australia 221/7   B Lee 1* (6b)

62.1

Harmison to Lee, 1 run, ouch, that's nasty, almost cutting Lee in half who goes back, tries to defend but gets a thick inside edge which nearly destroys his timber

62.4

Harmison to Lee, FOUR, well bowled! A cracker. This is Harmison of old, cutting Lee in half who gets an inside edge down to third man. Again that could so easily have ruined his stumps

62.5

Harmison to Lee, no run, full and straight, Lee gives it due respect and defends it firmly

62.6

Harmison to Lee, no run, outside off to end the over

Australia 227/7   B Lee 6* (10b 1x4)

63.2

Panesar to Lee, no run, "bowled Monty, nice one" cries Jones as Lee defends it perfectly fine

63.3

Panesar to Lee, no run, and he pushes this back to Monty

63.4

Panesar to Lee, no run, straighter - well bowled, looking for turn and getting just a touch but Lee's defence is solid

63.5

Panesar to Lee, no run, tossed up on leg stump this time, good flight - a bit of dip, too - and Lee squirts it to leg. As it were.

63.6

Panesar to Lee, no run, a clumping lunge forward by the batsmen to block this out

Australia 228/7   B Lee 6* (15b 1x4)

64.5

Harmison to Lee, no run, good, aggressive, short bowling this. Lee doesn't like it, of course, but plays this quite well nevertheless, on the back foot and out to leg

64.6

Harmison to Lee, no run, outside off to end the over, pushed to gully

Australia 229/7   B Lee 6* (17b 1x4)

65.5

Panesar to Lee, FOUR, too full and Lee presents a delicious cover drive for four. Calmly played, just driving through the line of the ball

65.6

Panesar to Lee, no run, defended, or squidged, out into the gully

Australia 234/7   B Lee 10* (19b 2x4)

67.1

Panesar to Lee, no run, lovely bowling on middle stump, pushed back to the bowler

67.2

Panesar to Lee, no run, good flight from Monty here and Lee turns it to leg for no run

67.3

Panesar to Lee, no run, and he tosses this up trying to tempt Lee, who won't be tempted

67.4

Panesar to Lee, no run, blocked out on the front foot

67.5

Panesar to Lee, no run, again blocked out

67.5

Panesar to Lee, no run, again blocked out

67.6

Panesar to Lee, OUT, and he's got him! Monty has five! Lands this on middle, it turns just enough and Lee is rapped on the pad. Dar raises his finger and Panesar is the first English spinner to take five wickets at the WACA. This is Monty's day

B Lee lbw b Panesar 10 (32m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Australia 234/8   B Lee 10 (25b 2x4)
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

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

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