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Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 December 2006, 09:55 GMT
England's bowling plans revealed

England's plans for how to bowl to each Australian batsmen were leaked to the media during day two of the fourth Test in Melbourne.

A copy was read out on ABC Radio as England tried to break a stand between Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds.

Read the full transcript here.


Australia - Ashes - 4th Test 06

Name: HAYDEN
Line: Off/4th
Other: LBW - Nick* from 4th stump on FF - Bumper Ct hooking (leg stump) - Dot balls (ego) - Straight catcher on edge of pitch/Extra cover catching - Wider 1st slip.


Name: LANGER
Line: Off/4th
Other: Early bumper - Drive man at extra (confuses him) - Catching position of Belly @ Adelaide (pace of pitch?) - If swing or turn short leg - Spin outlet is loft over mid on

Name: PONTING
Line: Chan. 1/8Channel? 3/8
Other: Tries to impose early with drive (nick/drive man) - Yorker?? (LBW - CT flicking through MW) - Pulls in front of square in air (depth) - 5th slip when 1st in - Straight mid on - Tight cover early on - Backward point deeper if set???

Name: HUSSEY
Line: Off
Other: Vulnerable to swinging ball - Loves to leave! - LBW early/nicks* from 4th - Yorker?? - Pulls in front of square in air - Hits flat pull straight MW off spinners

Name: CLARKE
Line: Off/4th Height: Past rt ear**
Other: Nick behind - Bwld driving - High early RO% - Drives uppish through str. cover/mid wkt (weak grip) - Poor puller from straight

Andrew Symonds
Symonds hit 154 for his maiden Test century

Name: SYMONDS
Line: Off/4th Height: Early straight**
Other: No feet early (LBW Ct Driving) - Test dismissals Ct behind/slip, LBW attacking spin - Bouncer essential***

Name: GILCHRIST
Line: Off/4th
Other: Nick behind from close - Hits up from B/length - Around wicket - Got away with it on slow deck (Adelaide) - Gully 5 back (Bell)

Name: WARNE
Line: Blank
Other: Throat bouncer (surprise) - Force back - Mix pace?? - Hits flat over mmid on v spin/sweeps flat in front of square - Extra cover close catch - Catch just in front of square

Name: LEE
Line: Straight
Other: Nicks* from straight - backaway cut to third man - Follow him

606: DEBATE
DW

Name: CLARK
Line: Straight
Height: Straight**
Other: Yorker - Early bumper essential - Exposes leg stump - High bwld%

Name: MCGRATH
Line: Straight
Other: Early bumper - Slower ball - High R/O% - High spin dismissal %

* Printed as "knick", assumed to be "nick".
** Bowling height is colour coded and the document has been reproduced in black and white but where there are extra notes, these have been included.
*** Printed in bold.


SEE ALSO
Australia build massive advantage
27 Dec 06 |  The Ashes
Bowling plans leak angers England
27 Dec 06 |  The Ashes
Symonds century delights Aussies
27 Dec 06 |  The Ashes


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