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Last Updated: Friday, 26 January 2007, 07:29 GMT
Australia v England photos

Mal Loye

Mal Loye smashes a Mitchell Johnson delivery out of the ground as England look to start the game strongly

Mal Loye

But Loye does not last long and Brett Lee celebrates as he edges to Adam Gilchrist in the fifth over

Andrew Strauss

The wickets start tumbling and Andrew Strauss shows his anger after a poorly-judged late cut sees him depart

Ian Bell shows early promise for England

Ian Bell top-scores for England with 35 before cutting a short ball from Stuart Clark straight to point

Andrew Symonds looks on as Paul Collingwood walks back to the pavilion

Andrew Symonds looks bemused as Paul Collingwood hits a poor shot off his ball straight to Stuart Clark to make it 81-5

Andrew Flintoff trudges off after being dismissed

And Andrew Flintoff edges left-arm paceman Mitchell Johnson to Ricky Ponting at slip as England slide to 103-6

By the time Johnson takes the wicket of skipper Andrew Flintoff, England are reeling on 103-6

Johnson claims the wickets of Jamie Dalrymple and Liam Plunkett, and England are reeling on 106-8

Paul Nixon

Spinner Brad Hogg takes the wicket of Paul Nixon as England are dismissed for 110, their ninth worst score ever in ODIs

Adam Gilchrist (left) is sent back by Matthew Hayden (right) and run out, while Andrew Flintoff checks out a damaged finger

Adam Gilchrist sets about the England attack in typical fashion with 23 off 19 balls before being run out

Ricky Ponting crashes a shot through the off-side

New batsman Ricky Ponting is then dropped at slip by Collingwood off Monty Panesar, but soon gets into his stride

Matthew Hayden plays a shot

The captain is ably supported by Matthew Hayden who plays a more circumspect innings as Australia reach 54-1 at tea

Ricky Ponting (left) and Andrew Flintoff shake hands following Australia's win

And Ponting reaches his half century as Australia cruise to victory by nine wickets with 25.3 overs remaining

England players leave the Adelaide Oval after a crushing defeat

The defeat is so crushing that the sun is yet to set on what was supposed to be a day-night game as the players depart



SEE ALSO
Pitiful England crash to defeat
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Fletcher apologises for big loss
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