Commonwealth Bank Series, 2006/07 / Commentary

Commonwealth Bank Series - 4th match

Australia v England

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)

11.2

Bracken to Bell, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Bell gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

11.3

Bracken to Bell, no run, line and length delivery, Bell being Bell, gets behind the line and defends it back to the bowler

11.4

Bracken to Bell, 1 run, off the mark. Bracken's angle creates the width and Bell nudges it down to third man for an easy single

England 53/1   IR Bell 1* (3b)

13.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, defended towards mid-off

13.2

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, Johnson drifts on to the pads and Bell works it away behind square on the leg side

13.5

Johnson to Bell, no run, line and length delivery, defended on the back-foot

13.6

Johnson to Bell, no run, in the channel outside the off stump, Bell opens the face of the bat and runs it away towards gully

England 58/2   IR Bell 2* (7b)

15.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, driven off the fornt-foot and the ball goes straight to the fielder at cover

15.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, short of a good length and angling across the right-hander. Bell slashes hard at it but fails to make contact. Bit of frustration creeping in I guess.

15.3

Johnson to Bell, 2 runs, driven away through backward point, easy two

15.4

Johnson to Bell, FOUR, shot! short of a good length and angling across the right-hander. Bell stands erect on the back-foot, lines it up nicely and drills it through the gap between cover and point. Way to go

15.5

Johnson to Bell, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Bell pushes forward and defends it well

15.6

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, tucked away off the pads to the square leg region, easy single to end the over

England 69/2   IR Bell 9* (13b 1x4)

16.1

McGrath to Bell, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Bell shuffles across a bit and works it away towards midwicket for an easy single

England 70/2   IR Bell 10* (14b 1x4)

17.1

Johnson to Bell, OUT, goodness me! good length delivery outside the off stump and Bell runs it away towards gully and then came the mix-up. Total mess! Both batsmen meet in the middle and then Bell hesitates quite a bit. He is in two minds whether to run or go back to his end. By this time White had stopped the ball diving across to his left and he flicked the ball lying down all along the ground. Bell tries to run back to the striker's end but White's back-handed flick hits the stumps bang. Bell was nowhere in the picture.

IR Bell run out 10 (32m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 70/4   IR Bell 10 (15b 1x4)
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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