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Last Updated: Friday, 10 November 2006, 05:53 GMT
PM's XI v England photos

Australian prime Minister John Howard is introduced to the England team by skipper Andrew Flintoff

Australian Prime Minister John Howard - a self-confessed "cricket tragic" - enjoys a joke with the England players

John Howard tells Andrew Flintoff he has called correctly in Canberra

Andrew Flintoff calls correctly when Mr Howard tosses the coin in Canberra and opts to field at the Manuka Oval

Andrew Flintoff celebrates with Geraint Jones after taking the first wicket for England

And Flintoff has his reward for a fine spell when Geraint Jones takes a brilliant catch to send Tim Paine packing

Ashley Giles

There is another boost for England as Ashley Giles takes a wicket in his first over for his country in a year

Sajid Mahmood celebrates the dismissal of Travis Birt

But Giles and Sajid Mahmood, who also takes a wicket, prove very expensive on a good batting surface

Alastair Cook leaps high in the air but fails to prevent the ball going for four

The ball flies to all parts of the ground and England's fielding deteriorates under pressure

Phil Jaques celebrates his century

Phil Jaques makes the most of a reprieve on 21 to hit a fine century as the hosts pile up 347-5

Marcus Trescothick is caught behind off Shaun Tait

England's reply gets off to a poor start as Marcus Trescothick edges Shaun Tait to slip in the first over

Andrew Strauss walks off after his dismissal

Andrew Strauss gives England some hope with a fine innings of 67 but he falls playing a poor shot

Andrew Flintoff is clean bowled by Shaun Tait

When Flintoff is comprehensively bowled by Tait England are in disarray and facing a heavy defeat

Sajid Mahmood is stumped off the bowling of Cameron White

Mahmood hits two big sixes but the end is not long in coming after he is stumped and England lose by 166 runs


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