Commonwealth Bank Series, 2006/07 / Wicket commentary

Commonwealth Bank Series - 10th match

Australia v England

England won by 92 runs


McGrath to Loye, OUT, GOT HIM! McGrath dropped it short, as he was bound to do, and Loye tried to keep things positive by playing the hook. But it was a stroke played with no conviction, and a steepling top-edge ended in the hands of deep square-leg!

MB Loye c Bracken b McGrath 29 (52m 33b 3x4 1x6) SR: 87.87

England 58/1   EC Joyce 21* (33b 3x4)   GD McGrath 1-0-1-1


McGrath to Bell, OUT, and the drinks break brings a breakthrough once again! And it's that old shark McGrath who does the job. It was short, Bell went for a big swing, and Gilchrist steadied himself under a big top-edge

IR Bell c †Gilchrist b McGrath 51 (96m 60b 4x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

England 169/2   EC Joyce 67* (107b 7x4)   GD McGrath 5.1-0-23-2


White to Flintoff, OUT, Flintoff back, it hits him high up and the immediate thought was that it might have been going over the top. It pitched in line and was certainly straight ... is this the start of England's wobble?

A Flintoff lbw b White 3 (12m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

England 179/3   EC Joyce 74* (118b 7x4)   CL White 3.4-1-13-1


Bracken to Strauss, OUT, well, not a dismissal you'll see in a Test. Strauss walks right across his stumps and scoops the ball to leg ... it goes straight up and Clark only has to move eight or nine yards at backward square leg to take a sitter

AJ Strauss c Clark b Bracken 26 (25m 24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

England 222/4   EC Joyce 89* (129b 8x4)   NW Bracken 8.3-1-50-1


Tait to Joyce, OUT, banged in, Joyce plays a tired pull which he doesn't get hold of and the ball loops to wide midwicket. A great ovation as he walks off. His innings has given England something to bowl at and also ensured that John Buchanan gets his wish of making sure Australia are in a game at last

EC Joyce c Bracken b Tait 107 (201m 142b 10x4 0x6) SR: 75.35

England 256/5   JWM Dalrymple 16* (10b 2x4)   SW Tait 8.2-0-53-1


Tait to Nixon, OUT, another one banged in, and this time Nixon plays a really nothing semi-pull shot which lobs to extra cover. A short and certainly not sweet stay.

PA Nixon c Hodge b Tait 4 (3m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

England 261/6   JWM Dalrymple 17* (12b 2x4)   SW Tait 9-0-58-2


McGrath to Dalrymple, 1 run, OUT, driven to long-on, the two players get in a real mess over the second and both end up at the bowler's end ... Dalrymple goes but surely Bopara should have sacrificed himself

JWM Dalrymple run out 30 (27m 18b 3x4 1x6) SR: 166.66

England 274/7   RS Bopara 0* (0b)   GD McGrath 9-0-43-2
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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Feb 2, 2007

Monty Panesar's fans hold up a sign for him, Australia v England, CB Series, 10th match, Sydney, February 2, 2007

Monty Panesar's fans hold up a sign for him

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Feb 2, 2007

Shaun Tait wonders how to break through, Australia v England, CB Series, 10th match, Sydney, February 2, 2007

Shaun Tait wonders how to break through

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