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
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   JL Langer 20* (32b 4x4)   MJ Hoggard 5.3-1-21-1
13.3

Harmison to Ponting, OUT, a big call - all the slip cordon are up and so is Harmison - oh and he's removed the imperious Ponting. Good length, nipping back in off the seam and that's pitched bang on middle. It's OK for height too and suddenly the WACA has come alive

RT Ponting lbw b Harmison 2 (19m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

Australia 54/2   JL Langer 25* (39b 5x4)   SJ Harmison 2.3-1-5-1
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

Australia 69/3   MEK Hussey 2* (36b)   MS Panesar 1.1-1-0-1
40.4

Harmison to Clarke, OUT, what a catch! What a fine catch that is from Harmison. Clarke, just when he was looking settled, tried to pull Harmison, and just flat-batted it straight, the ball spearing back to the bowler who was either going to wear it in his chest or get his hands in the way. He did get his hands in the way and there's Harmison's second

MJ Clarke c & b Harmison 37 (62m 67b 4x4 0x6) SR: 55.22

Australia 121/4   MEK Hussey 17* (68b 1x4)   SJ Harmison 11.4-3-27-2
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

Australia 172/5   MEK Hussey 42* (94b 6x4)   MS Panesar 14-2-61-2
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   MEK Hussey 42* (94b 6x4)   MS Panesar 14-2-61-2
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

Australia 172/6   MEK Hussey 42* (100b 6x4)   MS Panesar 14.4-2-61-3
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

Australia 214/7   MEK Hussey 59* (123b 9x4)   MS Panesar 18.1-2-78-4
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   MEK Hussey 69* (151b 10x4)   MS Panesar 23-4-90-5
70.3

Harmison to Clark, OUT, Clark's feet are trapped in the crease and he goes swishing at a 91.7mph (147.5kph) near-yorker which sends back leg stick and the sickening/delightful* (*delete as appropriate) thwack is there for everyone to hear. Intelligent ball

SR Clark b Harmison 3 (13m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Australia 242/9   MEK Hussey 73* (161b 10x4)   SJ Harmison 18.3-4-46-3
70.6

Harmison to McGrath, OUT, and that's four wickets for Harmison! He speared that one right in at McGrath who jumps on the back foot, and fends at it, sending an easy catch off his ... ah, arm or chest... Quite a poor decision, that and McGrath's face says it all

GD McGrath c Cook b Harmison 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 244/10   MEK Hussey 74* (162b 10x4)   SJ Harmison 19-4-48-4
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