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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0.4

Lee to Strauss, OUT, poor judgement, this time, shocking in fact and Australia strike! Lee swung that one in at him again, the ball at full length, and for some inexplicable reason Strauss shoulders arms to that one. Plumb. Actually, on second thoughts (courtesy of the replay), that looked to be going over the top...

AJ Strauss lbw b Lee 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 0/1   AN Cook 0* (0b)   B Lee 0.4-0-0-1
56.6

Warne to Bell, OUT, GONE THIS TIME Warne has the breakthrough and Bell has chipped that straight to Langer at short extra cover. Warne raises his hand and Bell walks off shaking his head half-lifting his bat for just a split second, gutted to be out. Australia are delighted, and the ground erupts

IR Bell c Langer b Warne 87 (234m 163b 8x4 2x6) SR: 53.37

England 170/2   AN Cook 75* (180b 8x4)   SK Warne 20-1-86-1
69.3

Clark to Collingwood, OUT, GONE, Clark's really worked Collingwood over here. The leg-cutter which straightens on the batsman who, meekly and without conviction, prodded forward, the ball feathering his outside edge and Gilchrist takes an easy catch

PD Collingwood c †Gilchrist b Clark 5 (45m 36b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.88

England 185/3   AN Cook 84* (219b 8x4)   SR Clark 11.3-5-16-1
93.2

McGrath to Cook, OUT, and McGrath has struck! He just pitched in and ran across him, Cook leaves his bat dangling and it catches the outside edge on its way through to Gilchrist. A completely disconsolate Cook hangs his head and walks off. There's a standing ovation for hi, but he drags his feet up the steps, cutting a sad figure right now. He's played magnificently today, but this is the big wicket that Australia have been gunning for all day

AN Cook c †Gilchrist b McGrath 116 (389m 290b 9x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

England 261/4   KP Pietersen 35* (72b 4x4)   GD McGrath 18.2-4-46-1
93.4

McGrath to Hoggard, OUT, and McGrath gets a second, perfect yorker cleans Hoggard up. Another terrific piece of bowling, swinging away from the right-hander and that's done him. Australia crowd round McGrath and whoop... and whoop... and whoop. Two wickets in the three balls for McGrath

MJ Hoggard b McGrath 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 261/5   KP Pietersen 35* (72b 4x4)   GD McGrath 18.4-4-46-2
114.5

Warne to Flintoff, OUT, BOWLED HIM! Flintoff is out. A straight, full, slider - yorker - and it slides underneath Flintoff's bat. A massive wicket for Australia

A Flintoff b Warne 51 (96m 67b 8x4 1x6) SR: 76.11

England 336/6   KP Pietersen 51* (132b 6x4)   SK Warne 35.5-5-109-2
116.6

Warne to Jones, OUT, closer again, an LBW shout, and Australia think they've got their man. And they have! But run-out. There's a close call for the LBW, from another sweep. Jones's foot stays out of his crease as he waits for the umpire to give his decision, but meantime there's a shy in from the alert Ponting at silly point, great anticipation from the Australian captain and that's a duck for Jones, a pair, in fact

GO Jones run out 0 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 336/7   KP Pietersen 51* (138b 6x4)   SK Warne 37-6-109-2
116.6

Warne to Jones, OUT, closer again, an LBW shout, and Australia think they've got their man. And they have! But run-out. There's a close call for the LBW, from another sweep. Jones's foot stays out of his crease as he waits for the umpire to give his decision, but meantime there's a shy in from the alert Ponting at silly point, great anticipation from the Australian captain and that's a duck for Jones, a pair, in fact

GO Jones run out 0 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 336/7   KP Pietersen 51* (138b 6x4)   SK Warne 37-6-109-2
119.6

Clark to Mahmood, OUT, but he's gone this time, courtesy of the swinging yorker. Not much he could have done with that one and the leg stump would have been sent cartwheeling. Good bowling by the impressive Clark

SI Mahmood lbw b Clark 4 (14m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

England 345/8   KP Pietersen 56* (146b 6x4)   SR Clark 24-7-53-2
120.2

Warne to Harmison, OUT, he's gone. That's the loudest shout of the day and the Australians were celebrating practically before that had even rapped a sweeping Harmison on the pad. A big stride can't save him; that pitched on leg - or was it just outside? Possibly - and would have gone on to hit off

SJ Harmison lbw b Warne 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 346/9   KP Pietersen 57* (147b 6x4)   SK Warne 38.2-6-114-3
120.2

Warne to Harmison, OUT, he's gone. That's the loudest shout of the day and the Australians were celebrating practically before that had even rapped a sweeping Harmison on the pad. A big stride can't save him; that pitched on leg - or was it just outside? Possibly - and would have gone on to hit off

SJ Harmison lbw b Warne 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 346/9   KP Pietersen 57* (147b 6x4)   SK Warne 38.2-6-114-3
122.2

Warne to Panesar, OUT, BOWLED HIM and Australia have regained the Ashes. They mob Shane Warne and are all in the centre of the pitch.

MS Panesar b Warne 1 (8m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

England 350/10   KP Pietersen 60* (150b 6x4)   SK Warne 39.2-6-115-4
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