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
23.1

Mahmood to Langer, 3 runs, full ball on middle-and-leg, clipped off his legs, Cook dived just inside the ropes, stopped it, and Panesar relayed the return

23.2

Mahmood to Hussey, no run

23.3

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, steered to the covers

23.4

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, steered to the covers again and then Hussey prods down a few divots

23.5

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, quickly on to that one with a sweet drive, but that's some tidy fielding in the covers

23.6

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, straight, full, and that's defended on the front foot

Australia 69/2   SI Mahmood 1-0-3-0
48.1

Mahmood to Symonds, no run, ooh, asking the question of Symonds there, with that one which slinks deliciously and invitingly down the corridor. Symonds showed his willpower, leaving it alone

48.2

Mahmood to Symonds, no run, you can see Symonds is itching to get after almost everything and that's driven quickly to cover, but it's collected there

48.3

Mahmood to Symonds, no run, ooh, great judgement from the big man, there. That one just - just, mind - failed to shave the off-bail as it nipped back off a length

48.4

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

48.5

Mahmood to Symonds, no run, that one's in the channel, as well, but rising and Symonds leaves that with high arms

48.6

Mahmood to Symonds, no run, driven to mid-off and that's a maiden for Mahmood

Australia 167/4   SI Mahmood 2-1-3-0
50.1

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, straight and a touch short but that's well defended on the back foot with Hussey walking into that shot

50.2

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, a long-hop, a bit wide and short, but got away with that miscue

50.3

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, much better, angled across the lefthander, with a tight angle, and that's just to say well left alone

50.4

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, defended into the covers

50.5

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, straight and in need of defence: the solid Hussey provides it, again on the back foot

50.6

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, 'No', bellows Hussey as he defends that one forward

Australia 172/5   SI Mahmood 3-2-3-0
52.1

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, driven to cover

52.2

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

52.3

Mahmood to Hussey, FOUR, lovely off-drive, just leans forward to meet that one and time it all the way to the boundary. Glorious stuff and Hussey is heading towards a well-deserved half-century

52.4

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, shoulders arms to that one

52.5

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, pitches on a good length and just nips away off the seam through to Jones

52.6

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, round the wicket, angled into the left-hander who can only defend it on the front foot

52.6

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, round the wicket, angled into the left-hander who can only defend it on the front foot

Australia 178/6   SI Mahmood 4-2-7-0
54.1

Mahmood to Hussey, FOUR, welcome back, Mahmood; a perfect, beautiful cover drive for four to bring up yet another fifty. What a fine shot

54.2

Mahmood to Hussey, FOUR, edged! But, in fairness to Hussey he played it with soft hands, guiding it down past the slips to a vacant third man. So...not an edge, then.

54.3

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, much fuller from Mahmood this time, and Hussey defends it very firmly

54.4

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, quicker - a better length too - but Hussey rocks back and glances it fine, although can't find the gap

54.5

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, just short of a length but this is a good line from Mahmood, teasing Hussey outside his off stump who shoulders arms

54.6

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, good end to the over, a nagging line on or just outside off stump and he leaves alone

Australia 192/6   SI Mahmood 5-2-15-0
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

56.5

Mahmood to Hussey, 1 run, worked around the corner off his hip 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   SI Mahmood 6-2-19-0
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

58.4

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, Mahmood flings this down at Hussey, fuller than his over so far, and it's defended

58.5

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, too straight, allowing Hussey to work it off middle stump but it's straight to midwicket who prevents the single

58.6

Mahmood to Hussey, no run, an attempted slower ball which Mike Atherton described as "a fraction wide." Frankly that does a disservice to wide fractions around the world

Australia 214/6   SI Mahmood 7-2-28-0
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