Aussie Ashes swansong

Justin Langer, Glen McGrath and Shane WarneGlenn “Pigeon” McGrath 124 tests, 563 wickets, 8/24 best, 21.64 avg
Shane “Warney” Warne 145 tests, 708 wickets,  8/71 best, 25.41 avg
Justin “JL” Langer 105 tests, 7696 runs, 250 highest, 23 100s, 45.27 avg
Damien “Marto” Martyn 67 tests, 4406 runs,  165 highest, 13 100s, 46.37 avg

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Cricket India bt SA, Australia win Ashes, SL bt NZ

India bt South Africa  Video of Sreesanth’s jig after hitting Nel for a 6
Australia bt England to regain the Ashes
Sri Lanka bt New Zealand

Topsy turvey cricket

2nd Ashes Test Australia v England, Adelaide, Australia won by 6 wickets
England 1st Innings 551 for 6 decl (168.0 overs) 2nd Innings 129 all out (73.0 overs)
Australia 1st Innings 513 all out (165.3 overs) 2nd Innings 168 for 4 (32.5 overs)
England’s 551/6  is the higest declared first innings total for a team losing a match

Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif have been acquitted by the tribunal appointed to review their appeals against the drugs ban imposed on them by an earlier committee.

Manchester United against Chelsea on Sunday

ManU v Chelsea

Full Time: Man U 1 (Saha) – Chelsea 1 (Carvalho) 

Its a gladiatorial top-of-the-table joust between two of the superpowers of English soccer. ManU is 1st  on 35 points, Chelsea 2nd on 32 points.Head to head in the Premiership: Man United 8 wins, Chelsea 9 wins, draws 12

The Ashes – 1st Test Australia v England, Gabba, Brisbane

Australia won the toss and decided to bat
Australia 1st Innings 602 for 9 (155.0 overs), England 1st Innings 157 all out (61.1 overs) , Australia 2nd Innings 202 for 1 (45.1 overs), England 2nd Innings 370 all out (100.1 overs)  – Australia beat England by 277 runs. Click here for scorecard, report and pics Read more of this post

England cricket tour of Australia

The Ashes
Thu 23 – Mon 27 1st Test – Australia v England Woolloongabba, Brisbane
 
Dec 2006
Fri 1 – Tue 5 2nd Test – Australia v England Adelaide Oval
Thu 14 – Mon 18 3rd Test – Australia v England W A C A  Ground, Perth
Tue 26 – Sat 30 4th Test – Australia v England Melbourne Cricket Ground
 
January 2007
Tue 2 – Sat 6 5th Test – Australia v England Sydney Cricket Ground
Tue 9 T20I – Australia v England Sydney Cricket Ground

Commonwealth Bank Series – England v Australia v New Zealand
Fri 12 Australia v England Melbourne Cricket Ground
Tue 16 England v New Zealand Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Fri 19 Australia v England Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Tue 23 England v New Zealand Adelaide Oval
Fri 26 Australia v England Adelaide Oval
Tue 30 England v New Zealand W A C A , Perth

Feb 2007
Fri 2 Australia v England Sydney Cricket Ground
Tue 6 England v New Zealand Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Fri 9 1st Final – TBC v TBC Melbourne Cricket Ground
Sun 11 2nd Final – TBC v TBC Sydney Cricket Ground
Tue 13 3rd Final – TBC v TBC Adelaide Oval

ICC Champions Trophy table

A      PWDLPts
  WI  3 2 – 1 4
  Aus 3 2 – 1 4
  Ind 3 1 – 2 2
  Eng 3 1 – 2 2

B      PWDLPts
 SAf 3 2 – 1 4
 NZ  3 2 – 1 4
 Pak 3 1 – 2 2
 SrL 3 1 – 2 2
Click here to watch the video highlights

ICC Champions Trophy schedule

Sun 5   Final – Australia beat West Indies by 8 wickets at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Completed matches:
Sat 7   1st Qualifying Match – Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka by 37 runs
Sun 8   2nd Qualifying Match – West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets
Tue 10   3rd Qualifying Match – Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 144 runs
Wed 11   4th Qualifying Match – Bangladesh lost to West Indies by 10 wickets
Fri 13   5th Qualifying Match – Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 101 runs
Sat 14   6th Qualifying Match – Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 9 wickets
Sun 15   1st Match – India beat England  by 4 wickets
Mon 16   2nd Match – New Zealand beat South Africa by 87 runs 
Tue 17   3rd Match – Pakistan beat Sri Lanka  by 4 wickets
Wed 18   4th Match – Australia lost to West Indies  by 10 runs
Fri 20   5th Match – New Zealand lost to Sri Lanka by 7 wickets
Sat 21   6th Match – Australia beat England by 6 wickets
Tue 24   7th Match – South Africa beat Sri Lanka  by 78 runs
Wed 25   8th Match – New Zealand beat Pakistan by 51 runs
Thu 26   9th Match – India lost to  West Indies by 3 wickets
Fri 27   10th Match – Pakistan lost to  South Africa by 124 runs
Sat 28   11th Match – England best West Indies  by 3 wickets
Sun 29   12th Match – India lost to Australia by 6 wickets
 
November 2006 Wed 1   1st Semi Final – Australia beat New Zealand by 34 runs 
Thu 2   2nd Semi Final – West Indies beat South Africa by 6 wickets