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

39.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen takes a stride down the pitch and then has to scurry back to block

39.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, well froward to block and kill the spin

39.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, well forward to kill the spin

39.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, short, Pietersen goes back and hammers the ball, straight to the man in the covers

39.4

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, driven up to deepish mid-on who is giving the single

39.5

Warne to Bell, no run, tossed up, not much spin and Bell pats it back to a scowling Warne ... well, under all that Max Factor it's actually hard to see what his expressions are

39.6

Warne to Bell, 1 run, driven crisply into the covers for an easy single

England 112/2   SK Warne 1-0-2-0

41.1

Warne to Bell, no run, Bell watches with determination and real caution, and then blocks. Not much spin so far but Warne takes two or three overs to unstiffen

41.2

Warne to Bell, no run, blocked again, outside leg this time

41.3

Warne to Bell, no run, good line, Bell watches and defends

41.4

Warne to Bell, 1 run, driven to mid-off who is deep enough to allow the single

41.5

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen waits and flicks it to square leg, finds space and an easy one

41.6

Warne to Bell, no run, Bell reads the legbreak and ushers it past his off stump, fairly close as the groans from Gilchrist confirm

England 115/2   SK Warne 2-0-4-0

43.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, short, Pietersen waits and then thumps it into space, but there is a man back on the off side

43.2

Warne to Bell, 1 run, bell's turn to use his feet, one and a half strides and driven to deepish mid-on

43.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, slightly dramatic forward defensive

43.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen blocks with confidence

43.5

Warne to Pietersen, 2 runs, whipped drive to deep square leg - not sure that's anywhere near where it was aimed, he looked as if he was looking to belt it over mid-on - for a couple

43.6

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, slapped into the off side but men are back to protect Warne at the moment

England 124/2   SK Warne 3-0-9-0

45.1

Warne to Bell, FOUR, Bell takes one step to turn a loose ball into a full toss, cracking it into the gap between midwicket and a diving mid-on. Timed and controlled

45.2

Warne to Bell, no run, driven back to Warne, well stopped but that had enough pace so that it stung his hands

45.3

Warne to Bell, no run, another full toss, this time intentional, and thumped to midwicket

45.4

Warne to Bell, no run, that turned a bit, but Bell right there

45.5

Warne to Bell, no run, googly, Bell plays with the spin into the leg side

45.6

Warne to Bell, no run, a bit more loop, but Bell not fooled and he waits and drives to mid-off

England 134/2   SK Warne 4-0-13-0

47.1

Warne to Bell, 1 run, driven up the ground, a misfield but there would have been a single anyhow. That's Bell's fifty, and a good one it has been, 108 balls and five fours

47.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, pushed into the off side

47.3

Warne to Pietersen, no run, left alone with a flourish

47.4

Warne to Pietersen, no run, well forward, blocked

47.5

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen very watchful this over

47.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, a lunge forward to kill the spin, good over from Warne

England 137/2   SK Warne 5-0-14-0

49.1

Warne to Bell, 3 runs, Bell back, waits and hammers it off the back foot past ... er ... McGrath at cover point. The chase is laboured and the batsmen see the chance and run three

49.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, flighted, Pietersen seemed ready to launch into it but thinks better of it and blocks

49.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, rasping drive back at Warne, it smacks into the stumps as Aleem Dar takes undignified but utterly understandable evasive action. The ricochet goes into space on the off side

49.4

Warne to Bell, no run, Bell drives to the fielder on the leg

49.5

Warne to Bell, no run, defended with minimal effort

49.6

Warne to Bell, 1 run, Warne fires one in at 58mph (97kph) which is too short and it hurries the batsman, but he still steers it into the leg side

England 143/2   SK Warne 6-0-19-0

51.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, driven to long-on. Ponting giving singles here

51.2

Warne to Bell, no run, driven past a sprawling short midwicket but mid-on has come up and in quickly

51.3

Warne to Bell, no run, defended, not any danger despite the noise from the close fielders

51.4

Warne to Bell, no run, pushed into the off

51.5

Warne to Bell, 1 run, this time Warne turns it, Bell doesn't get to the pitch and the ball squirts off the edge behind square on the off side

51.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen pushes forward, bat in front of pad

England 149/2   SK Warne 7-0-21-0

53.1

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen dances down and drives easily to mid-on to bring up the 150

53.2

Warne to Bell, 1 run, lovely fluid cover-drive from Bell

53.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, down on one knee, reaches out and thwacks that one in front of midwicket

53.4

Warne to Bell, no run, creeps forward and defends determinedly on the front foot

53.5

Warne to Bell, 1 run, uses his feet well, comes down the pitch, drives to cover and rotates the strike once more

53.6

Warne to Pietersen, no run, that bends way away from him and he leaves it well alone

England 153/2   SK Warne 8-0-25-0

55.1

Warne to Bell, no run

55.2

Warne to Bell, no run, comes forward a touch and drives that straight along the ground, without much power, back to the bowler

55.3

Warne to Bell, no run, pitches outside leg, a bit of drift into the right hander and that's driven forward to the leg-side

55.4

Warne to Bell, no run, pushed up there, it straightens and that's defended on the back foot

55.5

Warne to Bell, no run, Warne grunting with the effort, here, and that's pitched outside leg and defended easily enough

55.6

Warne to Bell, 1 run, Bell comes down the pitch again, more stealing of the strike as he drives cleanly to cover

England 155/2   SK Warne 9-0-26-0

57.1

Warne to Pietersen, no run, defended off the back foot

57.2

Warne to Pietersen, no run, comes forward and strides outside off but ends up defending that over the ball

57.3

Warne to Pietersen, 1 run, driven to long-off

57.4

Warne to Bell, FOUR, drops that short and Bell finds the gap with a lovely four off the back foot

57.5

Warne to Bell, no run, quicker delivery and Bell can't get enough power on it as he tries to work it to leg

57.6

Warne to Bell, no run, square-driven to point

England 164/2   SK Warne 10-0-31-0

59.1

Warne to Bell, no run, nibbled to cover

59.2

Warne to Bell, 1 run, crisp drive out to Symonds at extra cover

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   SK Warne 11-0-32-0

61.1

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, pitches outside off, short and wide, and that's four runs off the bottom of the bat, late cut through third man

61.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flipper, and that's eased into the leg side

61.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, defended forward

61.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff prods forward and edge falls low to gully - 'Catch' is the knee-jerk cry; no chance

61.5

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, hit away behind square this time

61.6

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

England 175/4   SK Warne 12-0-37-0

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

63.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, on middle, that bends away and it's driven tamely to cover

63.5

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, swept powerfully away behind square but McGrath seizes that one on the boundary

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   SK Warne 13-0-43-0

69.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, half a shout, but bat first - and it would have missed off stump anyway

69.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, worked gently to leg

69.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, defended forward - 'Ooh, yes, Shane.'

69.4

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, an easy single to leg

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   SK Warne 14-0-44-0

71.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, a semi lunge and block

71.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, flighted, Flintoff stretches forward and is left groping at air as the ball fizzes past his outside edge

71.3

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, full toss worked to deep midwicket

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   SK Warne 15-0-53-0

73.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, big stride forward and lunging defensive stroke

73.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff thinks about the big heave and checks his desires

73.3

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, driven to mid-off who remains deep enough for the single

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

73.6

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, driven to long-on

England 227/4   SK Warne 16-0-56-0

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   SK Warne 17-1-56-0

77.1

Warne to Collingwood, no run, thrusting padded defence

77.2

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

77.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, googly, too short to cause any issues and Flintoff waits and blocks

77.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, hammered into the covers ... or more accurately to the man in the covers

77.5

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, bobbled up to deep mid-on

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   SK Warne 18-1-58-0

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

79.6

Warne to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff prods and keeps the ball out

England 234/4   SK Warne 19-1-59-0

97.1

Warne to Flintoff, 2 runs, No more than jabbed into the leg side, but past the close man and with no pace, there is two to long-on. Hamrison has to throw himself at the non-striker's crease as the ball is fired in, but he would have been OK

97.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, loud shout for leg-before, pitched outside leg but Warne had walked across the umpire's line so Aleem Dar couldn't have seen anyhow

97.3

Warne to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff stretches forward and blocks

97.4

Warne to Flintoff, no run, plopped into the leg side

97.5

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, driven up to long-on again, but just the one this time with only one ball remaining

97.6

Warne to Harmison, no run, full, hits Harmison on the toe ... Warne appeals, Aleem Dar turns away and heads for square leg, leaving Warne scowling mid pitch. It pitched outside the leg-stump line

England 277/7   SK Warne 20-1-62-0

99.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, full, turned to leg. No run and the cat-and-mouse game resumes

99.2

Warne to Flintoff, no run, grunts and gasps from Warne as Flintoff plays and misses

99.3

Warne to Flintoff, 2 leg byes, down the leg, turned off the pads which takes the pace off the ball and means there's a two to the fielder in the deep who has some way to run in

99.4

Warne to Flintoff, 2 runs, short, Flintoff waits and smacks that through the off side, lovely placement again between the men in the deep

99.5

Warne to Flintoff, no run, punched into the off side

99.6

Warne to Flintoff, FOUR, low full toss and Flintoff drives through the ball on the on-side, his bottom hand leaving the bat with the effort. Despairing cry of "catch" but it was several feet over the fielder's head

England 290/8   SK Warne 21-1-68-0

101.1

Warne to Flintoff, no run, straight and Flintoff blocks. "Bowled Warny," chirps Gilchrist

101.2

Warne to Flintoff, 1 run, leg side, Flintoff sweeps and this time takes the run as it goes to long leg

101.3

Warne to Panesar, no run, looped up outside off stump, blocked, and the crowd cheer and give a round of applause

101.4

Warne to Panesar, no run, slightly wider, Panesar gropes and almost chases it into Gilchrist's gloves

101.5

Warne to Panesar, no run, driven to mid-off, another cheer

101.6

Warne to Panesar, no run, legbreak, but off line and it drifts down the leg side

England 291/8   SK Warne 22-1-69-0

103.1

Warne to Panesar, no run, flighted, driven on the up and a good sprawling stop at mid-off by Symonds

103.2

Warne to Panesar, no run, text book defensive shot

103.3

Warne to Panesar, no run, Warne trying to lure Panesar with flighted balls outside the off stump

103.4

Warne to Panesar, OUT, Panesar picks the wrong ball to sweep, it started on off stump and never moved, he missed it and Aleem Dar had a simple decision to make. It's Warne's 1000th international wicket but the celebrations are so muted as to be almost non existent ... a handshake from his colleagues and a half smile from the man himself

MS Panesar lbw b Warne 0 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 291/10   SK Warne 22.4-1-69-1
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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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