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

1.1

Lee to Cook, no run, swings in, right on the button ... well, right on something and Cook goes down on his haunches in discomfort and a grinning Lee follows through ... inside edge into a delicate area

1.2

Lee to Cook, no run, outside off stump and Cook shoulders arms

1.3

Lee to Cook, no run, wider still and Cook barely moves his feet as he waves it past

1.4

Lee to Cook, no run, checked drive to mid-on, well stopped

1.5

Lee to Cook, no run, Cook shapes to turn the ball to leg, it gets a leading edge and scurries out to point

1.6

Lee to Cook, no run, yorker-length but well outside off stump, Cook shapes to drive but misses

England 2/0   AN Cook 0* (6b)

5.1

Lee to Cook, no run, Lee gets one to leap and Cook spars and misses ... Lee mutters words that I wouldn't want my seven-year-old hearing

5.2

Lee to Cook, 2 runs, Cook off the mark with a drive through extra cover, Symonds chases and catches with ease as it wasn't timed

5.3

Lee to Cook, no run, left alone, outside off stump

5.4

Lee to Cook, no run

5.5

Lee to Cook, no run, short - and an accompanying grunt from Lee - Cook swishes half-heartedly, but it passed way over his head. A one-day wide ... probably high enough to be two wides

5.6

Lee to Cook, 2 runs, sweetly clipped off his toes and McGrath trots round the boundary edge to field

England 18/0   AN Cook 4* (12b)

6.4

McGrath to Cook, no run, Cook into line and blocks

6.5

McGrath to Cook, 1 run, and again leg side, Cook turns it to the man in the deep

England 24/0   AN Cook 5* (14b)

7.1

Lee to Cook, no run, angled away from the left hander, Cook goes on the back foot and defends it on the off

7.2

Lee to Cook, no run, seamed across the left hander and beat Cook all ends up ... that moved some way, too far

7.3

Lee to Cook, 3 runs, punched straight drive, within inches of the stumps at the bowler's end, and Symonds catches it just inside the rope

England 27/0   AN Cook 8* (17b)

8.1

McGrath to Cook, no run, pushed into the covers and an immediate call of "no" as fielders converge

8.2

McGrath to Cook, no run, more leg side and Cook drops it at his feet

8.3

McGrath to Cook, 1 run, hurriedly turned behind square on the leg side for a quick single

England 28/0   AN Cook 9* (20b)

9.1

Clark to Cook, no run, wide loosener

9.2

Clark to Cook, FOUR, hmm ...Cook drives in the air through where point would have been, but that position has been vacated and the ball races to the rope

9.3

Clark to Cook, no run, Cook not remotely interested with this one outside his off stump

9.4

Clark to Cook, no run, half-turned to leg, never a run on

9.5

Clark to Cook, no run, Cook shoulders arms, let's it go through and then walks away to gather his thoughts

9.6

Clark to Cook, no run, Cook not tempted as Clark struggles for his line

England 32/0   AN Cook 13* (26b 1x4)

11.1

Clark to Cook, no run, outside off stump and the usually taciturn Clark grimaces in annoyance

11.2

Clark to Cook, no run, driven hard at Langer at short extra cover and he makes a good stop, although the power of the shot almost knocks him off his feet

11.3

Clark to Cook, no run, pushed into the covers with far less force

11.4

Clark to Cook, no run, loose drive with poor footwork, and an inside edge thuds into Cook's pads to get him out of jail

11.5

Clark to Cook, no run, nurdled into the leg side, no power, no run

11.6

Clark to Cook, no run, short and wide, and an expansive leave from Cook

England 32/0   AN Cook 13* (32b 1x4)

13.1

Clark to Cook, 1 run, comes forward and works that off the toes just in front of square

England 39/0   AN Cook 14* (33b 1x4)

14.1

Lee to Cook, 1 run, on leg, Cook drops his hands down and eases that into the midwicket area

England 45/0   AN Cook 15* (34b 1x4)

16.1

Lee to Cook, no run, tempting one slinks deliciously outside off but Cook leaves that one

16.2

Lee to Cook, no run, shoulders arms again

16.3

Lee to Cook, FOUR, opened the face but it was uppish and Cook's lucky to get an edge down through the vacant fourth slip area

16.4

Lee to Cook, no run, a more convincing leave this time

16.5

Lee to Cook, no run, pushed forward

16.6

Lee to Cook, 1 run, pushes that one across the lefthander again and he drives without much power to mid-off for an easy single

16.6

Lee to Cook, 1 run, pushes that one across the lefthander again and he drives without much power to mid-off for an easy single

England 58/1   AN Cook 20* (40b 2x4)

17.1

Clark to Cook, no run, places that on a good length, straight as a die and that's defended forward

17.2

Clark to Cook, no run, on off this time, and that's driven without much power, to cover

17.3

Clark to Cook, no run, continuing to go over the wicket, Clark angles that across the left hander who pokes at it and a man comes in on the drive

17.4

Clark to Cook, no run, Cook squares up to that one and fends it down off the back foot with a straight bat

17.5

Clark to Cook, no run, a hint of encouraging movement has Cook hopping on the front foot as that crashes into his back leg

17.6

Clark to Cook, no run, leaves it this time and it flies through

England 58/1   AN Cook 20* (46b 2x4)

19.1

Clark to Cook, OUT, ooh, great delivery and gets the reward. Again Clark targets Cook on the front foot; the batsman comes forward and prods at it with a straight bat, nibbling an inside edge through to Gilchrist who clasps a decent catch tumbling away to his right

AN Cook c †Gilchrist b Clark 20 (88m 47b 2x4 0x6) SR: 42.55

England 58/2   AN Cook 20 (47b 2x4)
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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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