Commonwealth Bank Series, 2006/07 / Wicket commentary

Commonwealth Bank Series - 2nd final

Australia v England

England won by 34 runs (D/L method)

8.1

McGrath to Joyce, OUT, short, Joyce looked to pull but didn't time it, didn't commit to hitting over the infield and Brad Hodge takes a really good catch with a full-length dive to his left at midwicket

EC Joyce c Hodge b McGrath 15 (37m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

England 34/1   MB Loye 15* (25b 3x4)   GD McGrath 1.1-0-6-1

18.3

Watson to Bell, OUT, Mal Loye is run out. Bell steered it straight to backward point where Hayden picked the ball up and threw down the stumps at the striker's end ... Loye was not in the picture and even had Hayden missed Gilchrist would have had time to complete the run out. The calling was indecisive and the stop-start running calamitous

MB Loye run out 45 (85m 61b 8x4 1x6) SR: 73.77

England 79/2   IR Bell 11* (27b 1x4)   SR Watson 2.3-0-16-0

19.3

Bracken to Strauss, OUT, loose drive outside off stump, minimal footwork and Gilchrist holds an edge at chest height to his left. A good delivery which seemed to pick up some zip off the pitch

AJ Strauss c †Gilchrist b Bracken 6 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

England 86/3   IR Bell 12* (28b 1x4)   NW Bracken 5.3-1-20-1

25.4

Hogg to Collingwood, OUT, block and run into the off side, Hussey sprints in, picks up, twists and throws down the stumps at the striker's end and Bell is well short. Australia's fielding coach gives it out and the third umpire agrees. Great fielding but again a sniff of indecision in the calling

IR Bell run out 26 (84m 45b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.77

England 112/4   PD Collingwood 10* (20b)   GB Hogg 0.4-0-3-0

42.6

Lee to Flintoff, OUT, superb reflex catch ... driven hard back at Lee, right into his hands, and he does really well to cling on to it in his follow through ... it was at a perfect height but it was travelling

A Flintoff c & b Lee 42 (71m 50b 3x4 0x6) SR: 84.00

England 209/5   PD Collingwood 56* (75b 2x4)   B Lee 9-0-48-1

46.6

Bracken to Collingwood, OUT, with third man up, Collingwood tries to reverse sweep but the ball glances off the face of the bat and Gilchrist barely has to move

PD Collingwood c †Gilchrist b Bracken 70 (119m 90b 2x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

England 231/6   JWM Dalrymple 4* (9b)   NW Bracken 9-1-34-2

47.3

McGrath to Nixon, 1 run, OUT, Nixon almost converted that into a yorker but he squirted it to longish-on. Dalrymple turned for the second but Nixon sent him back far too late, the throw was good and Gilchrist took the bails off with Dalrymple yards from safety

JWM Dalrymple run out 5 (21m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 233/7   PA Nixon 1* (2b)   GD McGrath 8.3-0-32-1

49.6

McGrath to Nixon, OUT, full toss, launched right down the throat of the man five yards inside the rope at cow corner. McGrath gives a wry smile and a shake of the head as his team-mates leap on him.

PA Nixon c Hodge b McGrath 6 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

England 246/8   LE Plunkett 8* (10b)   GD McGrath 10-0-41-2
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 11, 2007

Shane Watson drives to the off side, Australia v England, CB Series, 2nd final, Sydney, February 11, 2007

Shane Watson drives to the off side

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Feb 11, 2007

The England squad celebrate with the CB Series trophy, Australia v England, CB Series, 2nd final, Sydney, February 11, 2007

The England squad celebrate with the CB Series trophy

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