Result
4th Test, Melbourne, Dec 26-28 2006, England tour of Australia
(65.5 ov)
159 & 161
419
Australia won by an innings and 99 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
AJ Strauss  b Warne501322061037.87
AN Cook c †Gilchrist b Lee1137491029.72
IR Bell lbw b Clark730460023.33
PD Collingwood c Ponting b Lee28821154034.14
KP Pietersen c Symonds b Warne21701040030.00
A Flintoff (c)c Warne b Clark1331361041.93
CMW Read c Ponting b Warne317280017.64
SI Mahmood c †Gilchrist b McGrath0911000.00
SJ Harmison c Clarke b Warne712111058.33
MS Panesar c Symonds b Warne419270021.05
MJ Hoggard not out910151090.00
Extras(b 2, lb 1, nb 3)6
TOTAL(74.2 Ov, RR: 2.13, 324 Mts)159
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Sir Alastair Cook, 10.5 ov), 2-44 (Ian Bell, 20.5 ov), 3-101 (Paul Collingwood, 45.6 ov), 4-101 (Sir Andrew Strauss, 46.2 ov), 5-122 (Andrew Flintoff, 55.5 ov), 6-135 (Chris Read, 62.6 ov), 7-136 (Sajid Mahmood, 65.4 ov), 8-145 (Steve Harmison, 68.2 ov), 9-146 (Kevin Pietersen, 70.2 ov), 10-159 (Monty Panesar, 74.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
B Lee1343622.7602
GD McGrath2083711.8501
SR Clark1762721.5800
A Symonds721702.4200
SK Warne17.243952.2500
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
JL Langer c †Read b Flintoff2729453093.10
ML Hayden c †Read b Mahmood15326541813257.73
B Lee c †Read b Flintoff012000.00
RT Ponting (c)c Cook b Flintoff728370025.00
MEK Hussey  b Hoggard620370030.00
MJ Clarke c †Read b Harmison55600100.00
A Symonds c †Read b Harmison15622032715170.90
AC Gilchrist c Collingwood b Mahmood18100012.50
SK Warne not out4054756074.07
SR Clark c †Read b Mahmood824340033.33
GD McGrath c Bell b Mahmood069000.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 9, w 1)16
TOTAL(108.3 Ov, RR: 3.86, 505 Mts)419
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Justin Langer, 9.2 ov), 2-44 (Brett Lee, 9.3 ov), 3-62 (Ricky Ponting, 17.3 ov), 4-79 (Michael Hussey, 24.1 ov), 5-84 (Michael Clarke, 25.2 ov), 6-363 (Matthew Hayden, 90.4 ov), 7-365 (Adam Gilchrist, 92.3 ov), 8-383 (Andrew Symonds, 99.2 ov), 9-417 (Stuart Clark, 106.5 ov), 10-419 (Glenn McGrath, 108.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
MJ Hoggard2168213.9001
A Flintoff2217733.5008
SJ Harmison2866922.4600
SI Mahmood21.3110044.6510
MS Panesar1215204.3300
PD Collingwood302006.6600
KP Pietersen1013013.0000
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
AJ Strauss c †Gilchrist b Lee311071732028.97
AN Cook  b Clark2046641043.47
IR Bell lbw b McGrath211210018.18
KP Pietersen  b Clark1870012.50
PD Collingwood c Langer b Lee1638520042.10
A Flintoff (c)lbw b Clark2545602055.55
CMW Read not out26771271033.76
SI Mahmood lbw b Warne023000.00
SJ Harmison lbw b Warne426440015.38
MS Panesar c Clarke b Lee1419202073.68
MJ Hoggard  b Lee520210025.00
Extras(lb 12, nb 4, w 1)17
TOTAL(65.5 Ov, RR: 2.44, 301 Mts)161
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Sir Alastair Cook, 14.5 ov), 2-48 (Ian Bell, 19.2 ov), 3-49 (Kevin Pietersen, 20.5 ov), 4-75 (Paul Collingwood, 31.4 ov), 5-90 (Sir Andrew Strauss, 37.5 ov), 6-108 (Andrew Flintoff, 45.5 ov), 7-109 (Sajid Mahmood, 46.3 ov), 8-127 (Steve Harmison, 56.5 ov), 9-146 (Monty Panesar, 61.2 ov), 10-161 (Matthew Hoggard, 65.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
B Lee18.564742.4903
GD McGrath1222612.1610
SR Clark1663031.8701
SK Warne1934622.4200
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Shane Warne
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 4-0
Match numberTest no. 1824
Season2006/07
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days26,27,28 December 2006 (5-day match)
Umpires
Aleem Dar
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Bob Parry
Reserve Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Tue, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 48/2 (ML Hayden 17*, RT Ponting 0*, 11 ov)
Wed, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 372/7 (A Symonds 154*, SK Warne 4*, 96 ov)
Thu, 28 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 161 (65.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 3
  • Drinks: England - 122/7 in 54.0 overs (CMW Read 15, SJ Harmison 2)
  • England: 150 runs in 62.5 overs (382 balls), Extras 13
  • Attendance: 79,426
  • Australia: 400 runs in 103.2 overs (629 balls), Extras 15
  • England 2nd innings
  • Lunch: England - 28/0 in 12.0 overs (AJ Strauss 12, AN Cook 15)
  • England: 50 runs in 21.2 overs (130 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: England - 55/3 in 24.0 overs (AJ Strauss 21, PD Collingwood 3)
  • Tea: England - 90/4 in 37.0 overs (AJ Strauss 31, A Flintoff 11)
  • England: 100 runs in 41.1 overs (251 balls), Extras 10
Day 2
  • Australia: 50 runs in 11.4 overs (73 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: Australia - 79/3 in 24.0 overs (ML Hayden 29, MEK Hussey 6)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 29.5 overs (187 balls), Extras 10
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 101 balls (6 x 4)
  • Lunch: Australia - 111/5 in 35.0 overs (ML Hayden 52, A Symonds 4)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (ML Hayden 28, A Symonds 22, Ex 0)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 45.6 overs (284 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: Australia - 176/5 in 49.0 overs (ML Hayden 79, A Symonds 42)
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 149 balls (ML Hayden 54, A Symonds 46, Ex 0)
  • A Symonds: 50 off 79 balls (5 x 4)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 54.1 overs (334 balls), Extras 11
  • ML Hayden: 100 off 170 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Tea: Australia - 226/5 in 62.0 overs (ML Hayden 109, A Symonds 61)
  • 6th Wicket: 150 runs in 226 balls (ML Hayden 80, A Symonds 69, Ex 1)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 65.5 overs (404 balls), Extras 12
  • 6th Wicket: 200 runs in 289 balls (ML Hayden 108, A Symonds 90, Ex 2)
  • Australia: 300 runs in 75.2 overs (461 balls), Extras 12
  • A Symonds: 100 off 151 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: Australia - 322/5 in 80.0 overs (ML Hayden 146, A Symonds 119)
  • New Ball Taken: Australia 322/5 after 80.1 overs (ML Hayden 146, A Symonds 119)
  • 6th Wicket: 250 runs in 343 balls (ML Hayden 120, A Symonds 128, Ex 2)
  • ML Hayden: 150 off 251 balls (11 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Australia: 350 runs in 86.1 overs (526 balls), Extras 13
  • A Symonds: 150 off 205 balls (14 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • End Of Day: Australia - 372/7 in 96.0 overs (A Symonds 154, SK Warne 4)
  • Attendance: 75,770
Day 1
  • England 1st innings
  • Drinks: England - 22/0 in 10.0 overs (AJ Strauss 9, AN Cook 11)
  • Rain: England - 36/1 in 15.4 overs (AJ Strauss 15, IR Bell 7)
  • Lunch: England - 36/1 in 15.4 overs (AJ Strauss 15, IR Bell 7)
  • Rain: England - 46/2 in 22.4 overs (AJ Strauss 21, PD Collingwood 2)
  • England: 50 runs in 23.6 overs (147 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: England - 72/2 in 34.0 overs (AJ Strauss 41, PD Collingwood 8)
  • AJ Strauss: 50 off 130 balls (1 x 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 141 balls (AJ Strauss 29, PD Collingwood 21, Ex 0)
  • England: 100 runs in 44.6 overs (273 balls), Extras 5
  • Tea: England - 117/4 in 52.0 overs (KP Pietersen 3, A Flintoff 13)
  • Drinks: England - 146/8 in 70.0 overs (KP Pietersen 21, MS Panesar 0)
  • England: 150 runs in 72.1 overs (436 balls), Extras 6
  • Australia 1st innings
  • End Of Day: Australia - 48/2 in 11.0 overs (ML Hayden 17, RT Ponting 0)
  • Attendance: 89,155