Commonwealth Bank Series, 2006/07 / Commentary

Commonwealth Bank Series - 4th match

Australia v England

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)

18.2

McGrath to Nixon, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Nixon ends up with an inside edge on to his pad

18.3

McGrath to Nixon, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump and Nixon pushes it away towards cover point

18.4

McGrath to Nixon, no run, defended on the back-foot

18.5

McGrath to Nixon, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the pads and Nixon works it away behind square on the leg side

England 72/5   PA Nixon 1* (4b)

19.1

Johnson to Nixon, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump and Nixon leaves it through to the keeper. Can't blame him, he is playing out the memo - that's sure

19.2

Johnson to Nixon, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Nixon watchfully drives it straight to Clarke at cover

19.3

Johnson to Nixon, no run, good length and drifting down the leg side, ball clips the pads and rolls away behind the stumps. Gilchirst had to dive across full length to cut it off - all in a day's work.

19.4

Johnson to Nixon, no run, short of a good length delivery, no width offered and Nixon plays it back to the bowler

19.5

Johnson to Nixon, no run, in the channel and shaping away from the left-hander. Nixon gets behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

19.6

Johnson to Nixon, no run, worked away towards short midwicket, they think of a single but wisely decides against it.

England 72/5   PA Nixon 1* (10b)

20.5

McGrath to Nixon, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, almost a yorker. Nixon gets behind the line and tamely defends it back to the bowler

20.6

McGrath to Nixon, 1 run, short delivery on the stumps, Nixon goes back and pulls it away through square leg

England 74/5   PA Nixon 2* (12b)

21.1

Johnson to Nixon, FOUR, take that! good length delivery outside the off stump, Nixon leans back, quickly gets into a good position and thuds it through the gap between the cover fielder. Good positive shot to break the ice

21.2

Johnson to Nixon, no run, slightly short and close to the off stump line, Nixon opens the face of the bat and runs it away towards gully

21.3

Johnson to Nixon, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Nixon stays back and drives it away towards cover point. Symonds moves across in a flash but his shy at the bowler's end fails to hit the target. Direct hit would have been interesting

England 79/5   PA Nixon 7* (15b 1x4)

22.1

McGrath to Nixon, no run, defended off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards midwicket

22.2

McGrath to Nixon, no run, line and length delivery, Nixon gets behind the line and forces it away towards cover

22.3

McGrath to Nixon, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Nixon says back and defends it down on the leg side

22.4

McGrath to Nixon, no run, again on the middle and off stump line, no room offered and Nixon is made to defend. Amazing stuff this from McGrath

22.5

McGrath to Nixon, no run, good length delivery on the stumps and this time Nixon plays it away far, as far as the fielder at midwicket

22.6

McGrath to Nixon, 2 runs, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of width offered and Nixon cuts it away to third man. Easy two to end the over

England 83/5   PA Nixon 9* (21b 1x4)

23.6

Johnson to Nixon, no run, good length and angling across, driven straight to the fielder at cover

England 88/5   PA Nixon 9* (22b 1x4)

24.6

Lee to Nixon, OUT, short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling away. Nixon stays back and pokes at it, playing well away from his body. Thick edge and the ball goes straight to Hayden at first slip who snaffles it as clean as a whistle. England six down.

PA Nixon c Hayden b Lee 9 (29m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 39.13

England 93/6   PA Nixon 9 (23b 1x4)
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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)
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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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