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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
22.1

Panesar to Hussey, no run, right on target immediately and that's very well defended on the front foot

22.2

Panesar to Hussey, no run, patient work from Hussey already, moving all the way back and defending that down

22.3

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

22.4

Panesar to Hussey, no run, pushed into the off-side, looking for that single

22.5

Panesar to Hussey, no run, on the button again, and that's defended on the front foot this time

22.5

Panesar to Hussey, no run, on the button again, and that's defended on the front foot this time

22.6

Panesar to Hussey, no run, defended into the man in short on the off-side

22.6

Panesar to Hussey, no run, defended into the man in short on the off-side

Australia 66/2   MS Panesar 1-1-0-0
24.1

Panesar to Langer, OUT, And Panesar strikes! It's taken him just seven balls to get his first Ashes wicket and that pitches outside off and beats Langer's forward defensive, knocking back off stump. Panesar is immediately celebrating, running around in a loop, whooping and beaming. Giles on the balcony has a full beaming smile, delighted with England's progress

JL Langer b Panesar 37 (116m 68b 6x4 0x6) SR: 54.41

24.2

Panesar to Clarke, no run, ooh and it's tossed up and Clarke immediately goes on the offensive, smashing this into short leg's ankle

24.3

Panesar to Clarke, no run, again it's cracked on the front foot but to the right of short leg this time

24.4

Panesar to Clarke, no run, lovely flighted ball just outside off, defended solidly

24.5

Panesar to Clarke, no run, excellent length, Clarke not sure whether to go forward or back...in the end he stays back and defends

24.6

Panesar to Clarke, no run, Clarke comes down the pitch and pushes this back to the bowler

Australia 69/3   MS Panesar 2-2-0-1
26.1

Panesar to Clarke, no run, chipped to the right of the bowler who takes a step to his right and fields

26.2

Panesar to Clarke, no run, the arm ball, outside off and it's left alone by Clarke

26.3

Panesar to Clarke, no run, solidly forward by Clarke, pushing it out into the covers

26.4

Panesar to Clarke, 1 run, clever bowling, tossing this right up but Clarke, such an excellent player of spin, times this neatly out into the covers and they steal a single

26.5

Panesar to Hussey, no run, down the track from Hussey, chipping it into the leg side

26.6

Panesar to Hussey, no run

Australia 72/3   MS Panesar 3-2-1-1
28.1

Panesar to Clarke, no run, ah well flighted, just on middle-and-off and defended

28.2

Panesar to Clarke, 1 run, onto the back foot and glanced behind square

28.3

Panesar to Hussey, no run, and it's fired in flat, Hussey comes forward and blocks this out

28.4

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, just a touch too short but Hussey is so quick to rock back and punch it into the covers

28.5

Panesar to Clarke, no run, very well bowled, a touch shorter and Clarke rather nervously pokes and prods at this off the back foot

28.6

Panesar to Clarke, 1 run, better shot this time, coming solidly forward to defend

Australia 76/3   MS Panesar 4-2-4-1
30.1

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, outside off and turned, off his legs, very neatly

30.2

Panesar to Clarke, 1 run, lands this on leg stump - outside leg, actually - and Clarke easily turns it around the corner

30.3

Panesar to Hussey, no run, back Hussey goes and defends

30.4

Panesar to Hussey, no run, ooooh so close! Outside off and it beats Hussey's indeterminate push outside off, the ball hitting Jones' gloves and very nearly bowling him

30.5

Panesar to Hussey, no run, defended solidly this time

30.6

Panesar to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off this time

Australia 78/3   MS Panesar 5-2-6-1
33.1

Panesar to Hussey, no run, right up in the blockhole and it's driven, solidly and firmly, but straight to point

33.2

Panesar to Hussey, no run, too straight, Hussey clips this off his pads but Flintoff is there at a short mid-on to prevent the single

33.3

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, and Mahmood is too deep at mid-off, Hussey stealing a single

33.4

Panesar to Clarke, FOUR, shot! Excellent cricket from Clarke, fleet of foot, dancing back onto his stumps and he cuts this hard through extra cover for four. Too short from Monty

33.5

Panesar to Clarke, 1 run, fuller, but still to short (if that's not a contradiction in terms) and again he is cut, but to the fielder this time

33.6

Panesar to Hussey, no run, pushed back, hard, to Monty

Australia 95/3   MS Panesar 6-2-12-1
35.1

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, and that's just a bit too short from Panesar, too straight also and Hussey easily glances it fine

35.2

Panesar to Clarke, no run, tossed up this time, the right-handed Clarke solidly forward to defend

35.3

Panesar to Clarke, no run, ooh excellent line this time, on middle-and-off and turning away just slightly. Clarke nevertheless presents a very solid and straight bat

35.4

Panesar to Clarke, 1 run, half-volley from Monty and Clarke bunts it down the ground

35.5

Panesar to Hussey, no run, Hussey forced to defend his off stump here, which he does very firmly

35.6

Panesar to Hussey, no run, like the impish imp Hussey is, he tries to scamper a single here but is sent back by the wise pup Clarke

Australia 103/3   MS Panesar 7-2-14-1
37.1

Panesar to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up, Clarke waits for it and refuses to hit over the top...timing it neatly, calmly, patiently down the ground for, guess what?, another single

37.2

Panesar to Hussey, no run, breaking news: no single this time. Hussey defends solidly, firmly et al

37.3

Panesar to Hussey, no run, ah well bowled - flatter and straighter, pushed back to the Montster

37.4

Panesar to Hussey, 3 runs, shot; Hussey leans into this, takes a step down the pitch and drives flamboyantly through extra cover for three

37.5

Panesar to Clarke, 1 run, pushed off the back foot. Monty's not getting much turn yet

37.6

Panesar to Hussey, FOUR, short and Hussey hammers it past mid-on off the back foot. And that's his first four of the innings

Australia 113/3   MS Panesar 8-2-23-1
39.1

Panesar to Clarke, no run, Clarke comes down the pitch with no shortage of cheek, clonking it to mid-on

39.2

Panesar to Clarke, no run, quicker ball from Monty - flatter, on off stump and Clarke is hurriedly defending this on the back foot, rather ungainly

39.3

Panesar to Clarke, no run, more elegantly defended this time as Clarke comes forward to block this out

39.4

Panesar to Clarke, 1 run, too full and Clarke drives it down to long-off to bring up the 50 partnership.

39.5

Panesar to Hussey, no run, "'ow?" asks Jones as this one hits Hussey's pad, who was hiding his bat, but it was miles outside off

39.6

Panesar to Hussey, no run, and it's firmly blocked out to end the over

Australia 119/3   MS Panesar 9-2-24-1
41.1

Panesar to Hussey, FOUR, walks into that and throws his arms into a sumptuous cover-drive and he picks the gap between the fielders a treat

41.2

Panesar to Hussey, no run, 'No, wait there' calls Hussey, turning down the most risky of singles as he merely stuns the ball down with a forward defensive

41.3

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, worked off his pads down to backward square

41.4

Panesar to Symonds, no run, pitches in a testy area and that's left alone outside off

41.5

Panesar to Symonds, no run, ooh! Jaffa. Symonds edges that one down way in front of first slip and he knows he's been done - and he stands there in contemplation, looking back at the bowler

41.6

Panesar to Symonds, no run, defended this time

Australia 130/4   MS Panesar 10-2-29-1
43.1

Panesar to Hussey, no run, pitches outside and bends in, neatly, at the left-hander who can only defend forward

43.2

Panesar to Hussey, no run, more of the same, and this time the batsman tries to work that one square

43.3

Panesar to Hussey, no run, that one crashes into the pads and there's a vague shout of 'Catch', more hopeful than anything

43.4

Panesar to Hussey, FOUR, short and that's four all the way, cut well and forcefully off the back foot - terrific shot

43.5

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, short again and this time it's pulled in front of midwicket

43.6

Panesar to Symonds, no run, defended on the front foot and there's an appeal, but the umpire wasn't even slightly interested

Australia 136/4   MS Panesar 11-2-34-1
45.1

Panesar to Symonds, no run

45.2

Panesar to Symonds, no run, testing him again, just pitching on off and spinning ever-so-slightly away from him

45.3

Panesar to Symonds, 3 runs, worked down to fine again and that's some smart running from Australia

45.4

Panesar to Hussey, no run, on the button and that's defended on the front foot

45.5

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, short and that's pulled powerfully into the leg-side but just a single as the man out sweeping wings that one in

45.6

Panesar to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds waits for that, gets over the ball and tickles it out to leg and, ooh, they've got to be quick... as there's a sharp shy in from midwicket to the danger end that Hussey's scooting to. He throws his bat over the line and slides in on his belly. He could have been a gonner, then

Australia 145/4   MS Panesar 12-2-39-1
47.1

Panesar to Symonds, SIX, bosh, bosh and more bosh. What a cracker from Symonds who dances down and whisks that one straight back over Panesar's head: typical Symonds. Hello, massive

47.2

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

47.3

Panesar to Symonds, SIX, tries the same shot and gets the same result. This time, though, it's a slightly flatter shot but it's just powered all the way. Lovely

47.4

Panesar to Symonds, FOUR, and he lashes that one away through cover to big acclaim from the crowd. "It's a cow punch," I thought Ian Healy said. He actually said counter-punch, but I quite think cow punch works quite nicely as well, conveying the beefiness of the shot and the power behind it

47.5

Panesar to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds looked for two there, keen to have another dart at Symonds... but Hussey says no

47.6

Panesar to Hussey, no run, defended quietly on the front foot

Australia 167/4   MS Panesar 13-2-56-1
49.1

Panesar to Hussey, FOUR, that's fractionally short and pummelled through extra-cover

49.2

Panesar to Hussey, no run, drags it down a touch short, pitches on middle and turns into the left-hander who swats it to leg

49.3

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, worked to long-on

49.4

Panesar to Symonds, no run, comes down and driven to mid-on, but without much power on this occasion

49.5

Panesar to Symonds, no run, tries to drive that one to mid-on again, almost like a golf shot he's so tall and upright

49.6

Panesar to Symonds, OUT, he's gone this time! Symonds shapes to cut that one and gets the thinnest of top-edges straight through to Jones who makes no mistake in pouching that one at the second attempt. Good decision from Flintoff to keep Panesar on after his previous pummelling and the Symonds fireworks were sparkling but shortlived.

A Symonds c †Jones b Panesar 26 (39m 30b 2x4 2x6) SR: 86.66

49.6

Panesar to Symonds, OUT, he's gone this time! Symonds shapes to cut that one and gets the thinnest of top-edges straight through to Jones who makes no mistake in pouching that one. Good decision from Flintoff to keep Panesar on after his previous pummelling and the Symonds fireworks were sparkling but shortlived.

A Symonds c †Jones b Panesar 26 (39m 30b 2x4 2x6) SR: 86.66

Australia 172/5   MS Panesar 14-2-61-2
51.1

Panesar to Gilchrist, no run, that one drops in short but that's defended

51.2

Panesar to Gilchrist, no run, comes forward and is solid once more in defence

51.3

Panesar to Gilchrist, no run, more defence, more solidity. Good stuff from Gilchrist

51.4

Panesar to Gilchrist, OUT, but Panesar has struck again! This time Gilchrist comes forward to defend and the ball cannons off his pad onto his inside edge and balloons up to Ian Bell at short leg and he scrambles over and takes a catch over his shoulder at a stretch. Great catch, Gilchrist doesn't wait for the decision and Monty's on fire.

AC Gilchrist c Bell b Panesar 0 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   MS Panesar 15-2-63-3
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   MS Panesar 16-2-69-3
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

55.3

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, flicked off his legs through midwicket

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

55.5

Panesar to Hussey, no run, Hussey times this off the back foot, but straight into the covers. Monty jumps up excitedly as though stung by a wasp

55.6

Panesar to Hussey, no run, and Hussey hides the bat to the final ball of the over

Australia 197/6   MS Panesar 17-2-74-3
57.1

Panesar to Hussey, 3 runs, pushed out into the covers, well run

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

57.4

Panesar to Hussey, no run, on the back foot, Warne turns this around the corner for a single

57.5

Panesar to Hussey, no run, and Monty jumps up excitedly again as Hussey prods this into the covers

57.6

Panesar to Hussey, no run, Hussey rocks back onto his stumps, turns the blade and works it off his hip to leg. He's so quick on his feet

Australia 205/6   MS Panesar 18-2-78-3
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

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

59.4

Panesar to Hussey, FOUR, meanwhile Hussey carries on as though in his own bubble, making this into a half volley, timing it through extra cover for four. Simple. Easy.

59.5

Panesar to Hussey, no run, a little shorter, and slower, Hussey can only find midwicket

59.6

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, shorter still and he goes back, quickly, pulling it hard but again only for a single

Australia 220/7   MS Panesar 19-2-84-4
61.1

Panesar to Hussey, no run, worked to leg

61.2

Panesar to Hussey, no run, nicely bowled, right on off stump giving it plenty of flight and it's firmly defended by Hussey

61.3

Panesar to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes massively forward and defends it massively

61.4

Panesar to Hussey, no run, ah lovely bowling this, super stuff from Parmesan Tony, Hussey back and across but can't find a run

61.5

Panesar to Hussey, no run, Hussey quickly back onto his stumps, not literally, and works it to leg

61.6

Panesar to Hussey, no run, and it's pushed out defensively to the covers

Australia 221/7   MS Panesar 20-3-84-4
63.1

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, outside off and he works it to leg

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   MS Panesar 21-3-85-4
65.1

Panesar to Hussey, no run, Hussey defends this one on off stump

65.1

Panesar to Hussey, no run, Hussey defends this one on off stump

65.2

Panesar to Hussey, no run, and for once Hussey pads this away. For the first time in his innings, I reckon

65.2

Panesar to Hussey, no run, and for once Hussey pads this away. For the first time in his innings, I reckon

65.3

Panesar to Hussey, no run, nice bowling, flatter and quicker and straighter - Hussey pushes it back, holding the pose

65.3

Panesar to Hussey, no run, nice bowling, flatter and quicker and straighter - Hussey pushes it back, holding the pose

65.4

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, pushed out into the covers, excellent running

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   MS Panesar 22-3-90-4
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   MS Panesar 23-4-90-5
69.1

Panesar to Clark, no run, spears that one in on a good length and it's easily driven, softly, to cover

69.1

Panesar to Clark, no run, defended forward, eased towards cover

69.2

Panesar to Clark, 1 run, tickled round behind square and Pietersen swoops on it and wings it back in

69.3

Panesar to Hussey, no run, gets over it and works that softly to square

69.4

Panesar to Hussey, no run, defended forward

69.5

Panesar to Hussey, 1 run, pitches outside and there's a very risky single indeed, with Flintoff picking that up two-handed and throwing it to the striker's end. Out if that had hit

69.6

Panesar to Clark, no run, rushes at a cover-drive and adjusts at the last minute

Australia 239/8   MS Panesar 24-4-92-5
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