England tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-28, 2006
The Ashes - 4th Test
Australia won by an innings and 99 runs
26,27,28 December 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

McGrath to Cook, FOUR, well played, very well played from Cook. He came forward confidently; he drove it with a flourish through extra cover. Andrew Symonds made excellent ground in the deep, chasing after it and sliding along the greasy turf for at least five metres, getting a hand to it but the ball trickled over the boundary

England 22/0   AN Cook 11* (32b 1x4)   GD McGrath 4.5-3-8-0

McGrath to Collingwood, FOUR, dropped. Collingwood turned square, a thick edge flies between Gilchrist and Warne at first slip ... a diving Gilchrist, at full stretch, gets a finger to it and deflects it past Warne

England 51/2   PD Collingwood 6* (10b 1x4)   GD McGrath 12-6-19-0

Clark to Strauss, FOUR, again wide but this time short as well, Strauss leans into that and belts it through extra cover and the ball beats the best efforts of the outfield and crawls over the rope

England 64/2   AJ Strauss 35* (92b 1x4)   SR Clark 6.5-1-13-1

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, shot! Down the pitch and Collingwood whips it over midwicket for four

England 86/2   PD Collingwood 15* (54b 2x4)   SK Warne 0.5-0-4-0

Lee to Collingwood, FOUR, ah, fine shot, upper-cutting Lee over the slips down to the vacant third man for four. Intelligent batting, that

England 93/2   PD Collingwood 21* (72b 3x4)   B Lee 9-3-26-1

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, shot! Swept with great timing and that races for four. Too wide of the leg stump though, again

England 98/2   PD Collingwood 25* (73b 4x4)   SK Warne 2.3-0-12-0

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, bang! Smacked past Warne - just past him - and that's hit like a tracer down the ground for four

England 107/4   A Flintoff 6* (2b 1x4)   SK Warne 3.4-0-21-1

McGrath to Harmison, FOUR, full, sweetly chipped with a seven iron over mid-on as McGrath stands hands on hips muttering

England 144/7   SJ Harmison 7* (11b 1x4)   GD McGrath 17-8-31-1

McGrath to Hoggard, FOUR, where on earth did that shot come from! Short, Hoggard swivels and hooks that along the ground for four. That said "I want my No. 9 slot back".

England 157/9   MJ Hoggard 9* (7b 1x4)   GD McGrath 19.3-8-37-1
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100





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Hours of play (local time) 10.30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

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