it's over. Slightly short, Harmison hooks but off the top edge and straight down the throat of McGrath at long leg. The Australians rush to embrace each other in a celebratory huddle as the England batsmen troop off.
Presentations Simon O'Donnell makes the presentation. He starts with Flintoff who admits that England "started a bit slow" and that " we are looking forward to bouncing back." And were they undercooked? "We've had a great preparation," he insists. What about Harmison? "It's fair to say Harmy didn't click in this game ... he works hard in the nets."
Ricky Ponting says it was "a pleasing start". On Glenn McGrath; "What a fantastic job he did. He's had his knockers and I know he was keen to prove them wrong." And he gets the Man-of-the-Match award - "aw, thanks, nice" - which is a crystal plate. "It's going to be hard to make changes to this side," he says when asked about the team for Adelaide.
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The Australians, several clutching souvenir stumps, head off applauding the spectators who are in turn clapping them. The England side come out of the pavilion to shake hands with the winners.
England are now heading across to the Barmy Army to thank them for their support. In turn, the Barmy Army burst into song ...
short and Anderson shapes to cut but is undone by a bit of extra bounce
wide into the rough, that really bit and turned
that was even wider and Anderson reaches and slashes that through point. That was a teaser and Anderson took the bait
watched and left alone, it turned but started too wide
"Harmison has not bowled enough," says a TV pundit. For the 1045th time.
gently run up to mid-off
Harmison may only have one shot - the sweep - but he plays it well. That one ended up flashing through wide midwicket
Anderson again safely keeps that one out
"ICC ... a waste of space," splutters Fred Botham to no one in particular
pushed into the covers
"We are the Barmy Army," they sing. Well, knock me over with a feather ...
played into the leg side
angled into the slips, confident start
James Anderson comes in. It must be almost over as Ian Botham is in full rant mode about England's lack of preparation etc ... he is turning into a 21st century Fred Trueman
the two-card trick. One short, and the next full, outside off stump and Hoggard drives with no discernible foot movement and Warne takes a regulation catch at first slip. Click here for the picture
jagged back off the seam into Hoggard's chest. An audible grunt as it thuds into his body
Harmsion sweeps with such gusto that he almost falls over ... he misses it and it plops off his front leg fine on the leg side
fetched from outside off stump and in cow corner direction
Harmison sweeps and misses, the ball loops to short point off the pad and there's a confident appeal but again it missed by some way
fullish, no dramas
straight, Harmison forward and a loud shout but it pitched well outside leg. Warne knew that, you suspect, but the appeal adds to the pressure
|Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane|
|Toss||Australia, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia led the 5-match series 1-0|
|Match number||Test no. 1817|
|Hours of play (local time)||10.00 - 12.00, 12.40 - 14.40, 15.00 - 17.00|
|Match days||23,24,25,26,27 November 2006 - day (5-day match)|