Sat, Feb 03, 2007 - Page 20 News List

England claim win over Aussies at last

UNLIKELY HEROESEd Joyce and Liam Plunkett played vital roles in the England cricket team's long-awaited victory against Australia in Sydney yesterday


Joyce's opening partner Mal Loye was struck a fearsome blow on the grille of his helmet when he attempted to slog-sweep McGrath, suffering a gashed chin which needed three stitches. He was later cleared of a fractured jaw.

Loye, who resumed batting after lengthy treatment from the trainer, was out next ball as he top-edged a hook shot off McGrath to be caught by Bracken for 29 off 33 balls.

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