England tour of Australia, 2006/07 / Commentary

The Ashes - 5th Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 10 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

58.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, defends forward first up.

58.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, more defence

58.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, nips in off the seam and McGrath and the slips are up as one - but that's a good decision; it's outside the line and probably just going over

England 166/3   PD Collingwood 0* (3b)

59.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, pitches just outside leg and Collingwood practises his well-practised forward defensive shot

59.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, ooh, drift and spin there and that's just nibbled in front of Hussey

59.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended forward

59.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, driven to cover and Collingwood looks to get off the mark

England 167/3   PD Collingwood 0* (7b)

60.6

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, nagging line from McGrath and that's left alone

England 170/4   PD Collingwood 0* (8b)

61.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood does well to make room to cut that one

England 175/4   PD Collingwood 0* (9b)

63.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, on leg, that goes straight on and that's well defended

63.2

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, pitches on leg again and that's swept away to the boundary where it eludes a diving McGrath who gets cheered anyway, just because he can be

63.3

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, on leg, and that's punched on the front foot to square

63.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, moves across the right hander after pitching straight and it's left at the last minute

England 183/4   PD Collingwood 5* (13b 1x4)

66.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, waits for that one and plays it down, confidently, off the back foot

66.2

Lee to Collingwood, 2 runs, banged in short, doesn't get up and Collingwood gets over the ball to work it behind square and bring up England's 200

66.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

66.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, Lee motors in and pings that down outside off; left alone

66.5

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, worked down off the back foot into the leg side

England 201/4   PD Collingwood 8* (18b 1x4)

67.1

Clark to Collingwood, no run, defended off the back foot into the leg side

67.2

Clark to Collingwood, FOUR, driven past Symonds at mid-off, a good stride in and that's nicely timed out of the middle of the bat

67.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, good response from Clark, beating a squared-up Collingwood's outside edge

67.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, squared up again and an outside edge goes low to point

67.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, straight, and that's defended on the back foot

67.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, pushed up there, just outside off, and that's defended forward

England 205/4   PD Collingwood 12* (24b 2x4)

68.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, more bounce and that's defended down forward off the back foot

68.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, came back off the seam but again the bounce carried it over the top

68.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

68.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, pushed right up there, yorker in fact, and that's well defended

68.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, worked into the leg side

England 206/4   PD Collingwood 12* (29b 2x4)

69.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, defended forward

69.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, ooh! Floated up there and nearly got his man - and his 1000th international wicket - with one which eluded the outside edge

England 207/4   PD Collingwood 12* (31b 2x4)

70.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood gets everything behind that, a nothing-will-pass approach

England 212/4   PD Collingwood 12* (32b 2x4)

71.4

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, another full toss, and he may be one of the greatest bowlers of all time but that was filthy, and Collingwood smacked that square on the leg side

71.5

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, and again, even fuller, and the end result is the much the same

71.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, finally Warne gets one on target and Collingwood goes back and blocks

England 221/4   PD Collingwood 20* (35b 4x4)

72.2

Clark to Collingwood, 2 runs, turned to long leg for an easy couple of runs

72.3

Clark to Collingwood, no run, short, Collingwood forced back and drops it into the leg side

72.4

Clark to Collingwood, no run, once more plopped defensively into the leg side

72.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, Clark changes line from leg to outside off, but Collingwood not tempted

72.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, same line, and Collingwood simply not going to nibble

England 224/4   PD Collingwood 22* (40b 4x4)

73.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood forward to block

73.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, short and that's more gifted runs from Warne

England 226/4   PD Collingwood 23* (42b 4x4)

75.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, wide, spins even wider

75.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, half volley, clipped into the leg side

75.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, wide and no shot needed

75.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, played with the respect the bowler deserves, if not the ball

75.5

Warne to Collingwood, no run, better line and length but little turn

75.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, short, that spun a bit and Collingwood goes back and drops it into the off side

England 231/4   PD Collingwood 23* (48b 4x4)

77.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, thrusting padded defence

77.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, too full and clipped to deep midwicket

77.6

Warne to Collingwood, no run, Colllingwood shapes to sweep, misses, and the ball loops up off the bat with the ubiquitous shout of "catch it" ...Gilchrist scurries out but it drops safely, and in any case, it was not near the bat

England 233/4   PD Collingwood 24* (51b 4x4)

79.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, that one turned but too short to be a worry

79.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run, short again, and a grunt from Warne to go with it, Collingwood goes back and turns it to midwicket

79.3

Warne to Collingwood, no run, good line, Collingwood reaches and just gets to it

79.4

Warne to Collingwood, no run, big effort again, and a big grunt, and the effort is rewarded with a big legbreak past the bat

79.5

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, flicked to the leg side for an ambled single

England 234/4   PD Collingwood 25* (56b 4x4)

80.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, swing there first up and that zings away from the right hander, who has room enough to leave it

80.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, more swing, more leaving

80.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, straighter, short and Collingwood nudges that one into the leg-side with a loud cry of "No!"

80.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, in the corridor, and that one goes under Collingwood's elbow as he leaves it once more - a good area, acknowledged by a group 'Oh' from the slips

80.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, speaking of oh - OH! - Collingwood should have gone there. For the second day running, Langer drops a catch at third slip. It's low and you don't need the replays to see if it carried - you can tell from his body language. Yesterday when he dropped Strauss he lay on his front looking at the turf ...for variety, today he stared at the heavens ... If Langer were a garden ornament, you could say he was in gnome-man's land

80.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, more swing and Collingwood veers away from it, letting it whistle past his nose

England 234/4   PD Collingwood 25* (62b 4x4)

84.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood flashes at that one, aiming a cover drive, but misses and it swings away slightly

84.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, more swing and another waft

84.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, this one rises as it goes through straight and it's left alone

84.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, defended forward

84.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, yorker, pitches on off and that's well dug out

84.6

Lee to Collingwood, 2 runs, on leg and overpitched and worked behind square down to GD on the boundary who cannons it back in

England 242/4   PD Collingwood 27* (68b 4x4)

85.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, left alone outside off

85.3

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, again left, again easily

85.4

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, straighter and that one crashes in at Flintoff, high

85.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, defended into the covers

85.5

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, defended into the covers

85.6

McGrath to Collingwood, OUT, jaffer, unplayable. That bounces up and Collingwood's squared up, feathering that one through to Gilchrist for McGrath's third delivery. The way McGrath's been bowling this morning that wicket was pretty inevitable - and just reward for his endeavours

PD Collingwood c †Gilchrist b McGrath 27 (119m 73b 4x4 0x6) SR: 36.98

85.6

McGrath to Collingwood, OUT, jaffer, unplayable. That bounces up and Collingwood's squared up, feathering that one through to Gilchrist for McGrath's third delivery. The way McGrath's been bowling this morning that wicket was pretty inevitable - and just reward for his endeavours

PD Collingwood c †Gilchrist b McGrath 27 (119m 73b 4x4 0x6) SR: 36.98

England 245/5   PD Collingwood 27 (73b 4x4)
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Jan 5, 2007

Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath bid adieu having secured a 5-0 Ashes whitewash, Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, January 5, 2007

Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath bid adieu

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Jan 5, 2007

Damien Martyn joined his retiring team-mates, including Justin Langer, in the SCG dressing-rooms after the 5-0 Ashes win, Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, January 5, 2007

Damien Martyn joined his retiring team-mates, including Justin Langer, in the SCG dressing-rooms after the 5-0 Ashes win

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