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

44.1

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run, short and turned easily to midwicket for a single

44.2

Symonds to Bell, no run, Bell forward, blocks with bat well away from pad

44.3

Symonds to Bell, no run, Bell half forward and into line.

44.4

Symonds to Bell, 3 runs, sweet shot, whipped off his toes wide of midwicket and Brett Lee off in pursuit, fields and send in a good return

44.5

Symonds to Pietersen, 2 runs, some movement this time and so Pietersen gets an inside edge down to McGrath at long leg ... straight to the fielder but not at pace and Pietersen took on the arm and won quite easily

44.6

Symonds to Pietersen, no run, Symonds spots Pietersen coming down the pitch and bangs one in, forcing him to jump and block

England 130/2   A Symonds 1-0-6-0

46.1

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run, short, pulled second bounce to deep midwicket

46.2

Symonds to Bell, no run, wide, Bell shapes to cut but plays under it

46.3

Symonds to Bell, no run, Symonds sees if he can persuade Bell to try to cut again, but the batsman's having none of it this time

46.4

Symonds to Bell, 1 run, Symonds overcorrects and Bell turns the ball down to McGrath whose return arrows in to Gilchrist

46.5

Symonds to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen plays and misses, the slightest drift towards the slips, and Symonds follows through with a word or two and KP responds with a grin

46.6

Symonds to Pietersen, no run, worked into the leg side but he finds the fielder

England 136/2   A Symonds 2-0-8-0

48.1

Symonds to Bell, 1 run, clipped to deep midwicket

48.2

Symonds to Pietersen, no run, flamboyant drive to extra cover, and a dramatic follow through

48.3

Symonds to Pietersen, no run, driven to mid-on who ends up rolling around as if he was playing Dead Ants, all rather unnecessary

48.4

Symonds to Pietersen, no run, another powerful drive, but the gaps can't be found

48.5

Symonds to Pietersen, no run, dropped into the leg side, no more than five yards from the bat to the man at short midwicket

48.6

Symonds to Pietersen, no run, short midwicket into action once more

England 138/2   A Symonds 3-0-9-0

50.1

Symonds to Bell, no run, Bell forward to block ..no alarms before tea

50.2

Symonds to Bell, 1 run, sniff of an edge into the leg side and Pietersen calls and gets the quick single

50.3

Symonds to Pietersen, no run, one step, turned to short midwicket

50.4

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen is a full two strides down the track and hits it to conventional mid-on and races through for the single ... hard to stop the run when the batsmen have almost crossed before the shot is played!

50.5

Symonds to Bell, 1 run, placed behind square on the leg

50.6

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run, short, Pietersen onto it with real ease and controlled pull, wrists rolled, down to long leg

England 147/2   A Symonds 4-0-13-0

76.1

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, it's seam, it's short and Flintoff pats it into the leg side

76.2

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff surprised a little as the ball nips away

76.3

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, slightly slung, but it started wide and maintain its course

76.4

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, driven slightly cross-battedly to short midwicket

76.5

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, full, driven with little backlift but much power to mid-on

76.6

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, outside off, left alone

England 231/4   A Symonds 5-1-13-0

78.1

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, wide, left alone

78.2

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff plays it into the covers

78.3

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff square on, blocks

78.4

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, driven to mid-on

78.5

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff won't nibble at balls that wide at this stage of the day

78.6

Symonds to Flintoff, no run, upright defensive prod into the off side

England 233/4   A Symonds 6-2-13-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 2-5, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 26-28, 2006
Australia won by an innings and 99 runs
Australia v England at Perth - Dec 14-18, 2006
Australia won by 206 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Dec 1-5, 2006
Australia won by 6 wickets
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 23-27, 2006
Australia won by 277 runs
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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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