Commonwealth Bank Series, 1st Match: Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 12, 2007
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
12 January 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

Bracken to Strauss, OUT

AJ Strauss c Hayden b Bracken 12 (22m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

England 20/1   MP Vaughan 6* (13b 1x4)   NW Bracken 2.3-0-9-1

Bracken to Vaughan, OUT

MP Vaughan c Hayden b Bracken 26 (40m 32b 4x4 0x6) SR: 81.25

England 47/2   IR Bell 7* (6b 1x4)   NW Bracken 4.4-0-25-2

Johnson to Bell, OUT, Gottim! And you have to say that was coming! Johnson's been turning the screw superbly since he came on, and this time Bell couldn't hold himself back - down the track, and a loose drive straight to mid-off, comfortably lodged in Mike Hussey's midriff

IR Bell c Hussey b Johnson 15 (54m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 51.72

England 73/3   KP Pietersen 17* (24b 2x4)   MG Johnson 2.3-1-5-1

McGrath to Collingwood, OUT, the slower ball from McGrath, Collingwood picks it but can't execute this lofted shot as well as he might and it's hit straight to Johnson at long on

PD Collingwood c Johnson b McGrath 43 (76m 70b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.42

England 168/4   KP Pietersen 68* (74b 3x4 3x6)   GD McGrath 6.2-0-27-1

Clark to Pietersen, OUT, another vast swipe ... and it's swirling, swirling, swirling down to Andrew Symonds, just inside the long-on boundary! A massive breakthrough for Australia, and Pietersen is gone, just when he was looking at his most dangerous

KP Pietersen c Symonds b Clark 82 (143m 91b 4x4 3x6) SR: 90.10

England 206/5   A Flintoff 23* (21b 3x4)   SR Clark 7.4-0-45-1

Johnson to Nixon, OUT, gone! Full, straight and that would've plucked out his leg stump. Excellent length from Johnson and with a touch of away swing to the left hander who, trying to work it to leg, was beaten by pace...and up goes the finger

PA Nixon lbw b Johnson 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 207/6   A Flintoff 24* (24b 3x4)   MG Johnson 9.5-2-34-2

McGrath to Dalrymple, OUT, down the leg side, Dalymple tries to hook this and misses. Gilchrist politely asks the umpire who, after a couple of seconds, raises his finger! What a shocker that is. Replays indicate the ball hit his helmet, and Dalrymple trudges off fairly fuming

JWM Dalrymple c †Gilchrist b McGrath 2 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

England 211/7   A Flintoff 26* (26b 3x4)   GD McGrath 8.3-0-31-2

Bracken to Lewis, OUT, what a catch! A full toss which Lewis sliced off a thick outside edge just to Ponting's right at backward point, and he dived brilliantly taking the ball horizontally, one-handed. Quite superb fielding

J Lewis c Ponting b Bracken 9 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

England 232/8   A Flintoff 37* (34b 4x4)   NW Bracken 8.2-0-36-3





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