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The Ashes Cricket Series 2006-07

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England Vs Australia First Test at Brisbane

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The first Test in the Ashes cricket series between Australia and England begins in Brisbane on Thursday.
Cricket's two best teams will face off for the first time in 14 months at the Gabba, in the first Test of the 2006-07 summer. The Aussies have not lost a home Ashes opener for 20 years and have won 11 of their 12 Tests since relinquishing the urn after last year's 2-1 series loss. During the same period, England have won only one out of their four Test series.

England vs Australia First Test at Brisbane : Day 1

Ricky Ponting ton guides Australia

The opening day of England's Ashes defence started badly and got worse for the tourists, with Ricky Ponting's 32nd test hundred lifting Australia to 346 for three by stumps.
Pace spearhead Steve Harmison's attempted bouncer, the first delivery on Thursday of the series-opening match, skewed off the pitch to England skipper Andrew Flintoff at second slip. Australian opener Justin Langer took two boundaries off Harmison in that over and the lanky English quick was taken out of the attack after conceding 17 runs in his first two overs. Langer scored 82 runs and Mike Hussey contributed 63 to an unbroken 148-run fourth wicket stand with Ponting, who played a commanding innings containing 17 boundaries for his 137. Ponting now shares the Australian record with Steve Waugh for test centuries and is equal fourth on the all-time international list behind India's Sachin Tendulkar, who has 35.
The Ashes First Test, Brisbane, Day One (close): Australia 346-3 v England

England vs Australia First Test at Brisbane : Day 2

McGrath adds to England's misery

England face an uphill struggle to save the first Ashes Test in Brisbane after being reduced to 53-3 at close of play on the second day.
Glenn McGrath dismissed Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook with successive balls and Stuart Clark turned the screw by having Paul Collingwood caught behind. Australia made a massive 602-9 declared in their innings, the third highest total at the Gabba.
The Ashes First Test, Brisbane, Day Two (close): Australia 602-9 dec v England 53-3

England vs Australia First Test at Brisbane : Day 3

Australia take lead

Ricky Ponting aimed to inflict maximum psychological damage on England after Glenn McGrath took six wickets to give Australia a 445-run lead in the first Ashes test.
Ponting declined to enforce the follow-on Saturday after England was bundled out for 157 on day three in reply to Australia's 602-9, sending the Ashes holders back into the field for more heat and humiliation. It was the biggest first-innings lead where the follow-on has not been enforced ever in test cricket. At stumps, Australia was 181-1 in its second innings with Justin Langer on 88 and Ponting 51, an overall lead of 626 runs with six sessions remaining.
The Ashes First Test, Brisbane, Day three (close): Australia 602-9 dec & 181-1 v England 157

England vs Australia First Test at Brisbane : Day 4

Australia close in on win

Shane Warne took four wickets and had a running duel with Kevin Pietersen on Sunday as England spiraled toward a heavy defeat in the series-opening Ashes Test.
At stumps on the penultimate day, England was 295 for five in its second innings with Pietersen unbeaten on 92 and trying to lead a rearguard revival against Australia. Still 354 behind, the Ashes holders needed to bat through three sessions Monday to save the first test. Warne took a wicket in the sessions around lunch to remove Ian Bell (0) and Alastair Cook (43) and then when England's middle-order was staging a recovery Warne struck two serious blows. He enticed No 4 Paul Collingwood down the pitch and had him stumped for 96, ending a 153-run fourth-wicket partnership with Pietersen.
The Ashes First Test, Brisbane, Day four (close): Australia 602-9 dec & 202-1 dec v England 157 & 293-5

England vs Australia First Test at Brisbane : Day 5

Australia Beats England by 277 Runs

Australia won the first Test in Brisbane by 277 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
Australia took the final five wickets before lunch on day five after England resumed at 293-5 chasing a record 648 runs to win. Kevin Pietersen, returning on 92 not out, was dismissed with the fourth ball of the day. Shane Warne and Stuart Clark took four wickets each. In the corresponding fixture four years ago, Australia won by 384 runs before clinching the series in a record 11 days. England last year won cricket's oldest international contest for the first time since 1987, ending a run of eight losses. The second Test starts December 1 at the Adelaide Oval ahead of matches in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
The Ashes First Test, Brisbane, Day five: Australia 602-9 dec & 202-1 dec beat England 157 & 370 by 277 runs

The Ashes Cricket 2006-07

The Ashes Cricket

England Vs Australia First Test at Brisbane

Scores

Test Match Series: Australia v England
23-11-2006 at Brisbane, Day 5 of 5
Australia beat England by 277 runs
Australia won the toss and decided to bat
602 for 9 (155.0 overs)
202 for 1 (45.1 overs)
157 all out (61.1 overs)
370 all out (100.1 overs)

Australia 1st Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
J L Langer c K P Pietersen b A Flintoff
82
98 13 0
M L Hayden c P D Collingwood b A Flintoff
21
47 2 0
R T Ponting lbw b M J Hoggard
196
319 24 0
D R Martyn c P D Collingwood b A F Giles
29
62 2 0
M E K Hussey
 
b A Flintoff
86
187 8 0
M J Clarke c A J Strauss b J M Anderson
56
94 5 1
A C Gilchrist lbw b M J Hoggard
0
3 0 0
S K Warne c G O Jones b S J Harmison
17
26 1 0
B Lee not out
 
43
61 6 0
S R Clark
 
b A Flintoff
39
23 3 2
G D McGrath not out
 
8
17 0 0
Extras
 
7nb 8w 2b 8lb 25
 
Total
 
for 9 602 (155.0 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
S J Harmison 30.0 4 123 1
M J Hoggard 31.0 5 98 2
J M Anderson 29.0 6 141 1
A Flintoff 30.0 4 99 4
A F Giles 25.0 2 91 1
I R Bell 1.0 0 12 0
K P Pietersen 9.0 1 28 0
Fall of wicket
 
79 M L Hayden
141 J L Langer
198 D R Martyn
407 M E K Hussey
467 R T Ponting
467 A C Gilchrist
500 S K Warne
528 M J Clarke
578 S R Clark

England 1st Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
A J Strauss c M E K Hussey b G D McGrath
12
21 2 0
A N Cook c S K Warne b G D McGrath
11
15 1 0
I R Bell c R T Ponting b S R Clark
50
162 5 0
P D Collingwood c A C Gilchrist b S R Clark
5
13 1 0
K P Pietersen lbw b G D McGrath
16
44 1 0
A Flintoff c A C Gilchrist b B Lee
0
3 0 0
G O Jones lbw b G D McGrath
19
57 2 0
A F Giles c M L Hayden b G D McGrath
24
39 4 0
M J Hoggard c A C Gilchrist b S R Clark
0
6 0 0
S J Harmison c A C Gilchrist b G D McGrath
0
5 0 0
J M Anderson not out
 
2
8 0 0
Extras
 
6nb 2w 2b 8lb 18
 
Total
 
all out 157 (61.1 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
B Lee 15.0 3 51 1
G D McGrath 23.1 8 50 6
S R Clark 14.0 5 21 3
S K Warne 9.0 0 25 0
Fall of wicket
 
28 A J Strauss
28 A N Cook
42 P D Collingwood
78 K P Pietersen
79 A Flintoff
126 G O Jones
149 I R Bell
153 M J Hoggard
154 S J Harmison
157 A F Giles

Australia 2nd Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
J L Langer not out
 
100
146 10 0
M L Hayden run out
 
37
41 6 0
R T Ponting not out
 
60
85 4 0
Extras
 
1nb 4lb 5
 
Total
 
for 1 202 (45.1 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
M J Hoggard 11.0 2 43 0
J M Anderson 9.0 1 54 0
A Flintoff 5.0 2 11 0
S J Harmison 12.1 1 54 0
A F Giles 5.0 0 22 0
K P Pietersen 3.0 0 14 0
Fall of wicket
 
68 M L Hayden

England 2nd Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
A J Strauss c sub b S R Clark
11
31 1 0
A N Cook c M E K Hussey b S K Warne
43
94 4 0
I R Bell lbw b S K Warne
0
4 0 0
P D Collingwood st A C Gilchrist b S K Warne
96
155 13 2
K P Pietersen c D R Martyn b B Lee
92
156 14 0
A Flintoff c J L Langer b S K Warne
16
26 4 0
G O Jones
 
b G D McGrath
33
47 5 0
A F Giles c S K Warne b S R Clark
23
38 3 0
M J Hoggard c S K Warne b S R Clark
8
35 1 0
S J Harmison c G D McGrath b S R Clark
13
18 2 0
J M Anderson not out
 
4
8 1 0
Extras
 
11nb 2w 8b 10lb 31
 
Total
 
all out 370 (100.1 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
B Lee 22.0 1 98 1
G D McGrath 19.0 3 53 1
S R Clark 24.1 6 72 4
S K Warne 34.0 7 124 4
M E K Hussey 1.0 0 5 0
Fall of wicket
 
29 A J Strauss
36 I R Bell
91 A N Cook
244 P D Collingwood
271 A Flintoff
293 K P Pietersen
326 G O Jones
346 A F Giles
361 M J Hoggard
370 S J Harmison

Umpires: B F Bowden, S A Bucknor
Australia: M L Hayden, J L Langer, R T Ponting, D R Martyn, M E K Hussey, M J Clarke, A C Gilchrist, S K Warne, B Lee, S R Clark, G D McGrath
England: A J Strauss, A N Cook, I R Bell, P D Collingwood, K P Pietersen, A Flintoff, G O Jones, A F Giles, M J Hoggard, S J Harmison, J M Anderson


The Ashes Cricket 2006-07

The Ashes Cricket

England Vs Australia First Test at Brisbane

Venue : Brisbane

About 42,000 will be crammed into the radically modernised ground when the captains toss up on 23 November. Scene of the tied Test of 1960-61, between Australia and West Indies, it also staged the first Twenty20 international in Australia. It now provides excellent wickets for Tests, and Shane Warne loves it.
brilliant Ian Botham century inspired a seven-wicket win to kick off the successful 1986-87 Ashes defence, but three losses and a draw have followed.

Australian Cricket History

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The Australian cricket team is one of the leading international teams in world cricket. Australia was one of the first two Test nations (with England) and have an outstanding recent Test record and in the one dayers were World Champs in 1987, 1999 and 2003. They are also the leaders in the current ICC Test Nations table. Dates in history of Australian cricket
November, 1868: 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England
15 March 1877: Test debut
28 December 1934: Women's Test team debut
5 January 1971: ODI Debut
23 June 1973: Women's ODI team debut
8 November 1987: Won 4th edition of Cricket World Cup by defeating England in the final match at Eden Gardens, Calcutta.
20 June 1999: Steve Waugh lifts the World Cup
23 March 2003: Ricky Ponting lifts the World Cup

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.