Commonwealth Bank Series, 2006/07 / Commentary

Commonwealth Bank Series - 4th match

Australia v England

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)

1.1

Bracken to Strauss, no run, Short of good length, outside the off stump and shapes away further. Left alone. Bracken is a pretty good ODI bowler, gets the white ball to swing and move away.

1.2

Bracken to Strauss, no run, closer to the off stump, on a length and bit of bounce and movement away, Strauss withdraws his bat from the line

1.3

Bracken to Strauss, 1 run, on the hips, tucked to fine leg

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

1.5

Bracken to Strauss, no run, on the off stump line, punched to mid-off

1.6

Bracken to Strauss, no run, Just around the off stump, Struass nudges it to cover point, thinks about a single, sees the huge figure of Andrew Symonds rushing across, and settles for a dot ball.

England 5/0   NW Bracken 1-0-1-0

3.1

Bracken to Strauss, no run, beaten! lands on a good length, outside the off stump, and moves away. Strauss flirts and then turns coy; withdraws his bat from the line

3.2

Bracken to Strauss, no run, on the middle and off stump line, jabbed away to the off side

3.3

Bracken to Strauss, no run, fuller, on the middle and leg, turned straight to the midwicket.

3.4

Bracken to Strauss, no run, swing and a miss. 133 kmph. Not that fast but Strauss tried to drill through the line and just knifed through thin air.

3.5

Bracken to Strauss, no run, 134.05 kmph, around the off stump line, pushed to cover point

3.6

Bracken to Strauss, 3 runs, drifts on to the pads and Strauss pounces on it, works it past square-leg.

England 12/0   NW Bracken 2-0-4-0

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   NW Bracken 3-0-8-0

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   NW Bracken 4-0-9-0

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.

9.4

Bracken to Strauss, no run, Strauss continues to scrath around. Another attempted cut shot, no contact. Stings Gilchrist's gloves

9.5

Bracken to Strauss, no run, Deja-vu at Brisbane. This time Struass even tries to charge out, Bracken drags back the length and Struass tries to cut but no luck again.

9.6

Bracken to Strauss, no run, pushed to point..

England 47/0   NW Bracken 5-0-10-0

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

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

11.5

Bracken to Strauss, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Strauss waits for the ball and at the last moment cuts it down to thrid man for a brace

11.6

Bracken to Strauss, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, width offered and Strauss cuts it away through point. There is protection in the deep

England 56/1   NW Bracken 6-0-14-1

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

36.5

Bracken to Tremlett, OUT, Bracken strikes! well disguised slower delivery. Tremlett tries to open the face of the bat and run it down to third man but fails miserably. Just the thinnest of edges and the ball flies straight to Gilchrist behind the stumps. Eight down - two more go.

CT Tremlett c †Gilchrist b Bracken 8 (20m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.10

36.6

Bracken to Lewis, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump and Lewis leaves it through to the keeper

England 141/8   NW Bracken 7-0-17-2

38.1

Bracken to Lewis, 1 run, edged away behind the stumps on the off side, Hayden at wide first slip fails to time his jump properly and the ball rolls down to third man, looked like he got a touch on it

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

38.4

Bracken to Lewis, no run, good length delivery, angling across and Lewis drives it away towards cover

38.5

Bracken to Lewis, OUT, got'm! and once again it's the slower ball that does the trick. Low fulltoss on the middle and off stump line. Lewis jams his bat down, probably he thought it was the yorker. Ball hits the bottom part of the bat and spoons up straight back to the bowler.

J Lewis c & b Bracken 1 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

38.6

Bracken to Anderson, 1 run, pushed past the fielder at point and Anderson is off the mark.

England 146/9   NW Bracken 8-0-22-3

40.1

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

40.2

Bracken to Anderson, no run

40.3

Bracken to Anderson, no run, full in a length, just outside the off stump, Anderson leans forward, pushes it out into the cover region.

40.4

Bracken to Anderson, no run, Bouncer! Bracken digs it in, Anderson withdraws his bat from the line and the ball just whizzes past his face. Smell the leather!

40.5

Bracken to Anderson, 1 run, slightly slower in pace, on the middle stump line, Anderson doesn't move his feet, is keeping that while he bowls, just shovels this one into midwicket

40.6

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

England 150/9   NW Bracken 9-0-24-3
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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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