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English cricket team in Australia in 2006–07

English cricket team in Australia in 2006–07
  Australia England
Dates 10 November 2006 – 11 February 2007
Captains Ricky Ponting Andrew Flintoff
Test series
Result Australia won the 5-match series 5–0
Most runs Ricky Ponting (576) Kevin Pietersen (490)
Most wickets Stuart Clark (26) Matthew Hoggard (13)
Player of the series Ricky Ponting

The England cricket team toured Australia from November 2006 to February 2007 for a five-match Test series that formed The Ashes, a triangular One Day International series with Australia and New Zealand, one Twenty20 International against Australia, and tour matches against Australian domestic sides and select XIs.

Australia regained the Ashes fifteen months after relinquishing them by winning the first three Test matches, sealing the series with a 206-run victory in the third Test at the WACA Ground.[1] Australia went on to win the series 5-0, the first such Ashes whitewash since 1920-21.[2] Australia were winners in a one-off Twenty20 International at Sydney Cricket Ground, the hosts prevailing by 77 runs.[3] England were triumphant, however, in the Commonwealth Bank Series, beating Australia 2-0 in a best-of-three final.[4]


Tests ODIs
 Australia[5]  England[6]  Australia  England[7]  New Zealand

On 14 November, Marcus Trescothick left the tour due to a “recurrence of a stress-related illness”, with Ed Joyce named as his replacement.[8][9] On 16 December, Ashley Giles returned home for personal reasons; Jamie Dalrymple was called up in his place.[10]

On 18 November, Michael Clarke was brought into the Australia squad as injury cover for Shane Watson.[11] On 8 December, Damien Martyn announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.[12] Andrew Symonds and Adam Voges were brought into the team as replacements.[13]

Tour matches

10 November 2006
Prime Minister's XI
347/5 (50 overs)
181 (38.4 overs)
PA Jaques 112 (110)
AF Giles 1/53 [8]
AJ Strauss 67 (67)
SW Tait 3/21 [8]
Prime Minister's XI won by 166 runs
Manuka Oval, Canberra
Umpires: WF Ruse and RJ Tucker
Player of the match: PA Jaques (Prime Minister's XI)

12–14 November 2006
9/355d (101.1 overs)
PA Jaques 107 (157)
SJ Harmison 3/95 [20]
349 (90.4 overs)
KP Pietersen 122 (171)
SR Clark 3/50 [17]
6/194 (51 overs)
MJ Clarke 68 (105)
JM Anderson 3/40 [10]
Match drawn
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: RD Goodger and DL Orchard

17–19 November 2006
7/247d (81.1 overs)
DS Lehmann 99 (143)
MJ Hoggard 3/40 [13]
415 (124.1 overs)
IR Bell 132 (240)
SW Tait 3/87 [25.4]
2/164 (46 overs)
DJ Harris 71* (126)
KP Pietersen 1/24 [3]
Match drawn
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: AR Collins and SJ Davis

8 December 2006
England XI
8/259 (50 overs)
Cricket Australia Chairman's XI
3/260 (40.1 overs)
AJ Stewart 69 (69)
CD Matthews 3/38 [7]
L Ronchi 89 (49)
MS Panesar 2/63 [10]
Cricket Australia Chairman's XI won by 7 wickets
Lilac Hill, Perth
Umpires: PJ Loader and DG Weser
Player of the match: L Ronchi (Cricket Australia Chairman's XI)

9–10 December 2006
8/322d (97.3 overs)
LA Pomersbach 101 (139)
JM Anderson 3/53 [24.3]
5/356 (88 overs)
AN Cook 106 (171)
AK Heal 2/61 [20]
Match drawn
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: B Bennett and JK Brookes

Test series

Twenty20 International

9 January 2007
5/221 (20 overs)
9/144 (20 overs)
AC Gilchrist 48 (29)
MS Panesar 2/40 [4]
JWM Dalrymple 32 (27)
BW Hilfenhaus 2/16 [4]
Australia won by 77 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: PD Parker and RL Parry
Player of the match: CL White (Aus)

One Day International series


  1. ^ Ruthless Aussies regain the Ashes, retrieved from BBC Sport, 18 November 2006
  2. ^ Aussies complete Ashes whitewash, retrieved from BBC Sport, 5 January 2007
  3. ^ England handed Twenty20 thrashing, retrieved from BBC Sport, 9 January 2007
  4. ^ England seal historic one-day win, retrieved from BBC Sport, 11 February 2007
  5. ^ Australia call up young pace duo, retrieved from BBC Sport, 16 November 2006
  6. ^ Flintoff named skipper for Ashes, retrieved from BBC Sport, 12 September 2006
  7. ^ Harmison retires from one-dayers, retrieved from BBC Sport, 21 December 2006
  8. ^ Trescothick to miss Ashes series retrieved from BBC Sport, 14 November 2006
  9. ^ Uncapped Joyce wins Ashes call-up retrieved from BBC Sport on 15 November 2006
  10. ^ Giles returns to comfort ill wife, retrieved from BBC Sport, 17 December 2006
  11. ^ Paceman Tate released by Aussies, retrieved from BBC Sport, 18 November 2006
  12. ^ Martyn announces shock retirement retrieved from BBC Sport, 8 December 2006
  13. ^ Australia call for uncapped Voges retrieved from BBC Sport, 8 December 2006


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