Commonwealth Bank Series, 2006/07 / Commentary

Commonwealth Bank Series - 4th match

Australia v England

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)

0.3

Lee to Loye, no run, No gift to the debutant. Loye receives a yorker first up. Full, furious, and tailing in late, it crashed into the boot. Beaten for pace and by the blockhole length. Welcome to international cricket.

0.4

Lee to Loye, 2 runs, Loye is up and running. International cricket is not so bad after all. Fullish, and he leans forward to drive it straight down the ground. Two runs.

0.5

Lee to Loye, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, defended to point

0.6

Lee to Loye, no run

England 3/0   MB Loye 2* (4b)

1.4

Bracken to Loye, 1 leg bye, Fuller and it swings in late, on the middle and leg side, Loye attempts to flick it away, the ball bobs away to short fine leg

England 5/0   MB Loye 2* (5b)

2.1

Lee to Loye, 3 runs, Easy runs. Full and the legs, Lee strays, Loye flicks it past square leg. He doesn't get his front foot across, keeps his feet outside the line and gets two runs

2.4

Lee to Loye, no run, lands on a length, on the middle stump line, the ball hits the bat, rather than the other way, the bat-handle rotates in the hand, and the ball rolls away to the on side

2.5

Lee to Loye, no run

2.6

Lee to Loye, no run, In the channel outside off stump, Loye shuffles across and lets it sail past him.

England 9/0   MB Loye 5* (9b)

4.2

Lee to Loye, SIX, Oh ho! what a shot! 34-years of frutstration released into that shot. 150 kmph delivery on the middle stump line, Loye does his special. Goes on the bended knee, and swings it over long leg. Sweeping a fast bowler! He does it in Twenty20, we were wondering whether he can pull it off in the international cricket. Obviously he can and how.

4.3

Lee to Loye, no run

4.4

Lee to Loye, FOUR, Thwack! On the middle stump line, short of length, Loye short-arm jabs it over square leg! Can we call on all the veterans from the county please.

4.5

Lee to Loye, no run

4.6

Lee to Loye, 1 run, pitched up, outside off stump and driven past point

England 24/0   MB Loye 16* (14b 1x4 1x6)

5.1

Bracken to Loye, FOUR, Bracken gift-wraps a full toss across, Loye rips open the parcel, sends it crashing to the cover fence

5.2

Bracken to Loye, no run

5.3

Bracken to Loye, no run, on the stumps, shovelled to midwicket.

5.4

Bracken to Loye, no run, beaten! Just outside off stump, slightly short of length, Loye thinks he can cut it away, no luck.

5.5

Bracken to Loye, no run, There he goes sweeping. Full and slanted across the off stump, Loye goes forward and tries to sweep it and swing it across, doesn't make contact and it bounds off the pads.

5.6

Bracken to Loye, no run, switches to conservative mode again. Solid back foot defence

England 28/0   MB Loye 20* (20b 2x4 1x6)

7.1

Bracken to Loye, no run

7.2

Bracken to Loye, no run, on the off stump line, on a length, defended back to the bowler.

7.3

Bracken to Loye, no run, Loye goes sweeping. yet again. Not much luck though. Full and outside the off stump, he tries to swing it behind square, gets a inside edge on to his pads.

7.4

Bracken to Loye, no run, lands on a length, around the off stump line, just pushed back to the bowler

7.5

Bracken to Loye, no run, fullish, just outside the off stump, Loye gets behind the line, nudged to the off side

7.6

Bracken to Loye, 1 run, slower delivery, 119.1 kmph deliver, on the middle stump line, pushed to the right of mid-on. Will retain the strike.

England 37/0   MB Loye 21* (26b 2x4 1x6)

8.1

McGrath to Loye, FOUR, Hmm.... completely unMcGrath like delivery. Short and on the off stump line, Loye loves it, pulls it through midwicket.

8.2

McGrath to Loye, FOUR, What a shot! That You Tube moment again! Loye's sweep shot. The left foot goes across, outside the off stump, he goes on the bended knee and he swings it behind square leg.

8.3

McGrath to Loye, no run, to the classic McGrath line. Boring. Just short of length, on the off stump line. Loye pats it back cautiously as if he is defusing a bomb. McGrath has a few words to say to him. Its nice to see you and such greetings. Yeah right.

8.4

McGrath to Loye, 1 run, that one day dab shot to thirdman. Outside off stump and you know how this one goes.

England 46/0   MB Loye 30* (30b 4x4 1x6)

9.1

Bracken to Loye, no run, on the middle and off stump line, nudged back to the bowler.

9.2

Bracken to Loye, no run, fullish, outside the off stump line, Loye tries to drill it through the off side, the bat-handle rotates in the hand and the ball bobs away towards mid-off

9.3

Bracken to Loye, 1 run, The intent was to swing it over on field, gets a inside edge and it runs past square leg.

England 47/0   MB Loye 31* (33b 4x4 1x6)

10.1

McGrath to Loye, FOUR, Short and wide outside the off stump and Loye flays it away through backward point, this is refreshing cricket. Actually the ball was not there to be cut but he room, got on top of the bounce and played into the ground

10.2

McGrath to Loye, 1 run, swept away top deep backward square, just a single on this occasion

England 52/0   MB Loye 36* (35b 5x4 1x6)

11.1

Bracken to Loye, OUT, And Bracken nails Mal Loye after a run a ball 36. short of a good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and shaping away from the right-hander. Loye plays at it late, more of an afterthought. Ball clips the edge and goes straight to Hayden at first slip.

MB Loye c Hayden b Bracken 36 (49m 36b 5x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

England 52/1   MB Loye 36 (36b 5x4 1x6)
Tournament Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 11, 2007
England won by 34 runs (D/L method)
Australia v England at Melbourne - Feb 9, 2007
England won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
England v New Zealand at Brisbane - Feb 6, 2007
England won by 14 runs
Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne - Feb 4, 2007
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2007
England won by 92 runs
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Photos

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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