Commonwealth Bank Series, 2006/07 / Commentary

Commonwealth Bank Series - 4th match

Australia v England

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)

25.2

Johnson to Dalrymple, no run, good length delivery, angling across and Dalrymple defends it on the back-foot

25.3

Johnson to Dalrymple, no run, pitched close to the off stump line and angling across, Dalrymple opens the face of the bat and runs it away towards gully

25.4

Johnson to Dalrymple, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, defended straight back to the bowler

25.5

Johnson to Dalrymple, no run, ripper! in the channel outside the off stump and this one shaped back in a touch. Dalrymple had no option but to play at it and the ball zips past the outside edge. well bowled

25.6

Johnson to Dalrymple, 1 run, forced away off the front-foot to the cover region, not a convincing shot but he finds the gap and they scamper through for a single

England 95/6   JWM Dalrymple 1* (5b)

26.1

Lee to Dalrymple, no run, short of a good length delivery and this one nipped back in a touch. Dalrymple jumps into position and plays it down on the off side.

26.2

Lee to Dalrymple, no run, another short of a good length delivery outside the off stump and this one went straight on after hitting the deck. Dalrymple once again lines it up nicely and defends it down

26.3

Lee to Dalrymple, 1 run, clipped away towards midwicket, slight mix-up going for the single but in the end they make it across comfortably

26.6

Lee to Dalrymple, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and Dalrymple defends it down, solid shot

England 97/6   JWM Dalrymple 2* (9b)

27.5

Johnson to Dalrymple, no run, defended on the front-foot

27.6

Johnson to Dalrymple, 1 run, again worked away behind square, just a single on this occasion

England 105/6   JWM Dalrymple 3* (11b)

28.1

Lee to Dalrymple, no run, good length delivery and Dalrymple drives it away towards cover

28.2

Lee to Dalrymple, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Dalrymple gets on his toes and defends it down on the off side

28.3

Lee to Dalrymple, 1 run

28.5

Lee to Dalrymple, 1 run, worked away off the back-foot to the midwicket region

England 108/6   JWM Dalrymple 5* (15b)

29.1

Symonds to Dalrymple, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, little cutter and Dalrymple defends it on the front-foot

29.2

Symonds to Dalrymple, 2 runs, short and wide outside the off stump, cut away off the back-foot to the deep backward point region

29.3

Symonds to Dalrymple, no run, better line and length and Dalrymple defends it on the back-foot

29.4

Symonds to Dalrymple, FOUR, pitched up wide outside the off stump and Dalrymple is sucked forward into the drive, ball clips the outside edge and flies over the fielder fielder at gully.

29.5

Symonds to Dalrymple, no run, defended outside the off stump

29.6

Symonds to Dalrymple, no run, played down to silly mid-on, Symonds moves across quickly and cuts off the single

England 114/6   JWM Dalrymple 11* (21b 1x4)

32.4

Lee to Dalrymple, no run, worked away towards gully, no room for a single there

32.5

Lee to Dalrymple, 1 run, bit of width offered and Dalrymple cuts it away through point

England 121/7   JWM Dalrymple 12* (23b 1x4)

34.1

Lee to Dalrymple, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away towards cover

34.2

Lee to Dalrymple, 2 runs, fuller length delivery outside the off stump and Dalrymple drives it past the fielder at cover, nicely opened the face of the bat at the point of impact to get the placement right

34.3

Lee to Dalrymple, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump and Dalrymple leaves it through to the keeper

34.4

Lee to Dalrymple, 2 runs, short of a good length delivery and this time he cuts it away through point

34.5

Lee to Dalrymple, FOUR, even better! good length delivery outside the off stump and Dalrymple lofts it away to the cover fence. Good hit through the line and he comfortably cleared the fielder inside the circle.

34.6

Lee to Dalrymple, 1 run, turned away off the back-foot to the square leg region, easy single to end the over

England 135/7   JWM Dalrymple 21* (29b 2x4)

35.1

Symonds to Dalrymple, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dalrymple gets well forward and defends it down watchfully

35.2

Symonds to Dalrymple, 1 run, fuller in length and Dalrymple drives it hard into the track, ball bounces over the bowler and they scamper through for a single

35.4

Symonds to Dalrymple, no run

35.5

Symonds to Dalrymple, 1 run, good length delivery, driven off the front-foot to the long-off region

England 138/7   JWM Dalrymple 23* (33b 2x4)

36.1

Bracken to Dalrymple, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Dalrymple defends on the back-foot

36.2

Bracken to Dalrymple, 2 runs, steered away off the back-foot and the ball rolls away through gully

36.3

Bracken to Dalrymple, no run, good length and angling across, played straight to the fielder at gully.

36.4

Bracken to Dalrymple, 1 run, pitched up and angling across and Dalrymple drives it down to long-off. Dalrymple is showing some character here

England 141/7   JWM Dalrymple 26* (37b 2x4)

37.1

Symonds to Dalrymple, no run

37.2

Symonds to Dalrymple, no run, off-cutter and Dalrymple ends up playing down the wrong line. Loud shout for lbw turned down, Hawkeyes shows that the ball would have clipped the leg stump.

37.3

Symonds to Dalrymple, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, defended

37.4

Symonds to Dalrymple, no run, fuller length delivery and Dalrymple is beaten once again, probably an inside edge onto the pad

37.5

Symonds to Dalrymple, no run, goes for the drive outside the off stump and the ball salis through to the keeper

37.6

Symonds to Dalrymple, no run, yorker on the stumps and once again Dalrymple is beaten all ends up. End of a good over

England 141/8   JWM Dalrymple 26* (43b 2x4)

38.2

Bracken to Dalrymple, 2 runs, good length delivery on the pads and Dalrymple clips it away through midwicket

38.3

Bracken to Dalrymple, 1 run, again worked away on the leg side for an easy single

England 145/8   JWM Dalrymple 29* (45b 2x4)

40.1

Bracken to Dalrymple, 1 run, Fullish, outside off stump, driven to deep cover.

40.6

Bracken to Dalrymple, no run, sailing through the channel outside off, Dalrymple tries the one-day dab shot, misses.

England 150/9   JWM Dalrymple 30* (47b 2x4)

41.2

White to Dalrymple, 1 run, floated on the off stump line, lapped around the corner, Anderson almost turns blind for the second run, and is sent back. Wise move. He just about dives into the crease.

41.4

White to Dalrymple, no run

41.5

White to Dalrymple, no run, floated on the leg stump line, flicked to right of Michael Clark midwicket who dives to make the stop

41.6

White to Dalrymple, OUT, There you go. England shot out for 155. The awful summer continues. Short of length, outside the off stump, Dalrymple could have pulled it anywhere but he decides this is the time to end the misery and hits it right at the throat of long on.

JWM Dalrymple c Johnson b White 31 (70m 51b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.78

England 155/10   JWM Dalrymple 31 (51b 2x4)
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Jan 19, 2007

Michael Hussey and Brett Lee walk off after sealing the win, Australia v England, CB Series, 4th match, Brisbane, January 19, 2007

Michael Hussey and Brett Lee walk off after sealing the win

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Jan 19, 2007

Andrew Flintoff looks on as Michael Hussey steals another run, Australia v England, CB Series, 4th match, Brisbane, January 19, 2007

Andrew Flintoff looks on as Michael Hussey steals another run

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