Commonwealth Bank Series, 2006/07 / Commentary

Commonwealth Bank Series - 4th match

Australia v England

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)

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.

England 23/0   MB Loye 15* (12b 1x4 1x6)   B Lee 2.4-0-18-0

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

England 28/0   MB Loye 20* (15b 2x4 1x6)   NW Bracken 2.1-0-8-0

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.

England 41/0   MB Loye 25* (27b 3x4 1x6)   GD McGrath 0.1-0-4-0

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.

England 45/0   MB Loye 29* (28b 4x4 1x6)   GD McGrath 0.2-0-8-0

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

England 51/0   MB Loye 35* (34b 5x4 1x6)   GD McGrath 1.1-0-13-0

14.4

McGrath to Joyce, FOUR, short delivery on the middle and leg stump line, not fiery enough to trouble the batsman. Joyce gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it away to through square leg. Fine leg fielder quickly gave up the chase. Excellent timing and placement

England 62/2   EC Joyce 5* (8b 1x4)   GD McGrath 3.4-1-18-1

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

England 68/2   IR Bell 8* (11b 1x4)   MG Johnson 1.4-0-8-0

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

England 78/5   PA Nixon 6* (13b 1x4)   MG Johnson 4.1-1-14-0

23.4

Johnson to Flintoff, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, right in the slot and Flintoff goes bang over mid-off, good clean hit and the ball screams away to the fence

England 87/5   A Flintoff 7* (17b 1x4)   MG Johnson 5.4-1-21-0

27.2

Johnson to Flintoff, FOUR, short off a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line. Too easy a delivery for a batsman of Flintoff's caliber. He gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it into the ground and the ball races away to the midwicket fence. 100 comes up for England

England 101/6   A Flintoff 19* (28b 2x4)   MG Johnson 7.2-1-28-0

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.

England 114/6   JWM Dalrymple 11* (19b 1x4)   A Symonds 0.4-0-6-0

30.4

Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line. Flintoff just lines it up nicely and slogs it away to wide long-on. Good clean hit and the ball hits the inside part of the boundary padding. Was signalled as a six but the umpire but then came the camera angles and the third umpire.

England 118/6   A Flintoff 27* (36b 3x4)   B Lee 7.4-0-41-1

33.3

Symonds to Tremlett, FOUR, in the slot outside the off stump and Tremlett drills it through extra cover for four, Good looking shot that

England 126/7   CT Tremlett 7* (13b 1x4)   A Symonds 2.3-0-11-0

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.

England 134/7   JWM Dalrymple 20* (28b 2x4)   B Lee 9.5-0-52-2
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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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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