Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2013 / Commentary

Here come the players, Finch and March to open the batting...Wardlaw to bowl...

10.30pm - Elsewhere, England have won the toss and are bowling, and Pakistan are 37/3 against Zimbabwe in Harare. All three games are live on Cricinfo today.

Out in the middle the umpires are getting ready and the pitch looks good. There has been a lot of runs scored here in the Scottish National league this year, so expect a decent score from the Aussies.

10.15pm - Scotland have won the toss and have elected to field. Out of their squad Taylor and Sharif miss out. Hamish Gardiner gets handed his ODI debut.

Maxwell, Coulter-Nile, Hazlewood and Hughes all sit out today for Australia.

Australia team - MJ Clarke*, GJ Bailey, Fawad Ahmed, AC Voges, JP Faulkner, AJ Finch, MS Wade†, SR Watson, MG Johnson, SE Marsh, CJ McKay

Scotland team - PL Mommsen*, RD Berrington, FRJ Coleman, GD Drummond, HJW Gardiner, G Goudie, RM Haq, MW Machan, CS MacLeod, D Murphy†, I Wardlaw

10.00am - Good morning and welcome to The Grange Club for this ODI between Scotland and Australia. The Scots have been looking forward to this game all year, while the visitors are using it as a warm-up for their ODI series with England, who themselves are playing Ireland today. Both teams have different objectives today with the associates looking to make a name for themselves in a rare match against a full member.

The weather is fine, overcast but dry and we're expecting a decent crowd here in Edinburgh. We will have news of the teams and the toss shortly.

0.1

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, coming down the hill, some good pace and Finch plays and misses with the defence

Here come the players, Finch and March to open the batting...Wardlaw to bowl...

10.30pm - Elsewhere, England have won the toss and are bowling, and Pakistan are 37/3 against Zimbabwe in Harare. All three games are live on Cricinfo today.

Out in the middle the umpires are getting ready and the pitch looks good. There has been a lot of runs scored here in the Scottish National league this year, so expect a decent score from the Aussies.

10.15pm - Scotland have won the toss and have elected to field. Out of their squad Taylor and Sharif miss out. Hamish Gardiner gets handed his ODI debut.

Maxwell, Coulter-Nile, Hazlewood and Hughes all sit out today for Australia.

Australia team - MJ Clarke*, GJ Bailey, Fawad Ahmed, AC Voges, JP Faulkner, AJ Finch, MS Wade†, SR Watson, MG Johnson, SE Marsh, CJ McKay

Scotland team - PL Mommsen*, RD Berrington, FRJ Coleman, GD Drummond, HJW Gardiner, G Goudie, RM Haq, MW Machan, CS MacLeod, D Murphy†, I Wardlaw

10.00am - Good morning and welcome to The Grange Club for this ODI between Scotland and Australia. The Scots have been looking forward to this game all year, while the visitors are using it as a warm-up for their ODI series with England, who themselves are playing Ireland today. Both teams have different objectives today with the associates looking to make a name for themselves in a rare match against a full member.

The weather is fine, overcast but dry and we're expecting a decent crowd here in Edinburgh. We will have news of the teams and the toss shortly.

0.1

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, blocked to the leg-side

0.2

Wardlaw to Finch, 1 run, shorter ball flicked in the air to third man

0.3

Wardlaw to Marsh, 1 run, chip and run to cover, pick up and throw from the fielder. It was tight, the throw misses and they could have had overthrows but Marsh wasn't paying attention

0.4

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, play and a miss as he looks to play the ball through the leg-side

0.5

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, well outside off, bordering on a wide and Finch leaves it

0.6

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, little shorter, moves away off the seam as Finch presses forward with the bat

End of over 1 (0 runs) Australia 2/0
AJ Finch    1* (5b)      I Wardlaw    1-0-2-0
SE Marsh    1* (1b)     

1.1

Drummond to Marsh, 1 run, drop and run to the off-side, quick running from the outset

1.2

Drummond to Finch, 1 run, finds the gap in the covers, not well timed

1.3

Drummond to Marsh, no run, blocks away a slower ball

1.4

Drummond to Marsh, no run, good lines again, blocked it away

1.5

Drummond to Marsh, no run, straighter on the legs, defends it away again

1.6

Drummond to Marsh, no run, back to the off-stump and defended once more

End of over 2 (2 runs) Australia 4/0
SE Marsh    2* (6b)      GD Drummond    1-0-2-0
AJ Finch    2* (6b)     

2.1

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, teasing delivery outside off, Finch takes a wild swipe and doesn't connect

2.2

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, good length, doesn't bounce and the ball flies under the bat, another play and miss

2.3

Wardlaw to Finch, 1 run, punched on the back foot through extra cover

2.4

Wardlaw to Marsh, no run, blocked to the leg-side

2.5

Wardlaw to Marsh, no run, great delivery. Zipped in on a length, nips away and does March all ends up

2.6

Wardlaw to Marsh, 1 run, fuller ball, outside edge runs away to third man

End of over 3 (2 runs) Australia 6/0
SE Marsh    3* (9b)      I Wardlaw    2-0-4-0
AJ Finch    3* (9b)      GD Drummond    1-0-2-0

3.1

Drummond to Marsh, no run, defends away on the front foot

3.2

Drummond to Marsh, 1 run, straight drive but mid-on and mid-off but comes round to field

3.3

Drummond to Finch, 2 runs, hit hard down the ground again

3.4

Drummond to Finch, no run, back foot drive in to the covers

3.5

Drummond to Finch, no run, better line on off-stump, blocked away

3.6

Drummond to Finch, no run

End of over 4 (3 runs) Australia 9/0
AJ Finch    5* (13b)      GD Drummond    2-0-5-0
SE Marsh    4* (11b)      I Wardlaw    2-0-4-0

4.1

Wardlaw to Marsh, 1 wide, down the leg-side

4.1

Wardlaw to Marsh, no run, defends in the cover

4.2

Wardlaw to Marsh, no run, shorter ball this time, defends to midwicket

4.3

Wardlaw to Marsh, no run, fuller ball almost escapes under the bat, just digs it out towards point

4.4

Wardlaw to Marsh, 1 run, another quick single, this time the throw hits and the Scottish crowd are cheering a wicket, but the umpire shakes his head

4.5

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, blocks it back to the bowler

4.6

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, blocked in to the covers

End of over 5 (2 runs) Australia 11/0
AJ Finch    5* (15b)      I Wardlaw    3-0-6-0
SE Marsh    5* (15b)      GD Drummond    2-0-5-0

5.1

Drummond to Marsh, no run, tight line on off-stump, patted back to the bowler

5.2

Drummond to Marsh, no run, tame drive rolls on to the stumps at the non-strikers end

5.3

Drummond to Marsh, no run, blocked to the off-side, Finch is too keen for a single and has to scramble back

5.4

Drummond to Marsh, 1 run, wider ball helped down to third man

5.5

Drummond to Finch, no run, again good bowling on off, blocked it away

5.6

Drummond to Finch, no run, prodded away again, Haq fields at short cover

Crowd just about filling in now, temporary stands up around the Grange.

End of over 6 (1 run) Australia 12/0
AJ Finch    5* (17b)      GD Drummond    3-0-6-0
SE Marsh    6* (19b)      I Wardlaw    3-0-6-0

6.1

Wardlaw to Marsh, 1 wide, short and wide, Marsh missed a chance to smash one over cow corner

6.1

Wardlaw to Marsh, 1 run, fuller this time, blocked with soft hands wide of cover and they sprint another one

6.2

Wardlaw to Finch, FOUR, on the legs, gets a fine glance which beats fine leg

6.3

Wardlaw to Finch, 2 runs, cut behind point

6.4

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, blocked away

6.5

Wardlaw to Finch, 1 run, too short and easily worked behind square on the leg-side

6.6

Wardlaw to Marsh, no run, big swing and miss looking to hit over the top

End of over 7 (9 runs) Australia 21/0
SE Marsh    7* (21b)      I Wardlaw    4-0-15-0
AJ Finch    12* (21b 1x4)      GD Drummond    3-0-6-0

7.1

Drummond to Finch, no run

7.2

Drummond to Finch, FOUR

7.3

Drummond to Finch, FOUR

7.4

Drummond to Finch, FOUR

7.5

Drummond to Finch, no run

7.6

Drummond to Finch, no run

End of over 8 (12 runs) Australia 33/0
AJ Finch    24* (27b 4x4)      GD Drummond    4-0-18-0
SE Marsh    7* (21b)      I Wardlaw    4-0-15-0

8.1

Wardlaw to Marsh, no run

8.2

Wardlaw to Marsh, no run

8.3

Wardlaw to Marsh, no run

8.4

Wardlaw to Marsh, 1 run

8.5

Wardlaw to Finch, 1 wide

8.5

Wardlaw to Finch, no run

8.6

Wardlaw to Finch, no run

Goudie to replace Drummond who was hit for three boundaries in his last over...

End of over 9 (2 runs) Australia 35/0
AJ Finch    24* (29b 4x4)      I Wardlaw    5-0-17-0
SE Marsh    8* (25b)      GD Drummond    4-0-18-0

9.1

Goudie to Marsh, no run, blocked away

9.2

Goudie to Marsh, no run

9.3

Goudie to Marsh, no run

9.4

Goudie to Marsh, no run, blocked in to the covers

9.5

Goudie to Marsh, 2 runs, a little width and cut away through point

9.6

Goudie to Marsh, no run, slower and fuller, blocked back to the bowler

Haq coming on now? Yep, even early but his standards for some spin, Scotland's leading wicket taker...

Marcio: "Good to see that Warner has been dropped for recent poor form in a format he hasn't played recently - and replaced by Finch who averages 15..."

End of over 10 (2 runs) Australia 37/0
SE Marsh    10* (31b)      G Goudie    1-0-2-0
AJ Finch    24* (29b 4x4)      I Wardlaw    5-0-17-0

10.1

Haq to Finch, no run, good flight to start which, Finch prods it away

10.2

Haq to Finch, 3 byes, missed stumping, comes down the track, misses everything and the keeper can't gather down the leg-side, a chance for sure as they run up three byes

10.3

Haq to Marsh, 1 run, block and run to the leg-side, quick turn and throw just misses Marsh at the bowling end

10.4

Haq to Finch, 1 run, full and flighted, drives down the ground

10.5

Haq to Marsh, 1 run, bit shorter, makes room with his feet to cut away, Haq showing promise in his first over

10.6

Haq to Finch, no run

End of over 11 (6 runs) Australia 43/0
AJ Finch    25* (33b 4x4)      RM Haq    1-0-3-0
SE Marsh    12* (33b)      G Goudie    1-0-2-0

11.1

Goudie to Marsh, no run, defends to the leg-side

11.2

Goudie to Marsh, 2 leg byes, off the pads to fine leg

11.3

Goudie to Marsh, 1 run, block and run to point between two fielders

11.4

Goudie to Finch, FOUR, in the slot outside off, Finch sways the arms and plays a flowing cover drive off the middle of the bat

11.5

Goudie to Finch, 2 runs, slashes at a cut this time, big thick edge loops to third man. The spins bounces away from Haq who fields well to good applause

11.6

Goudie to Finch, no run, left alone outside off, didn't fancy a fuller ball

End of over 12 (10 runs) Australia 53/0
AJ Finch    31* (36b 5x4)      G Goudie    2-0-9-0
SE Marsh    13* (36b)      RM Haq    1-0-3-0

12.1

Haq to Marsh, no run, blocked back to the bowler

12.2

Haq to Marsh, no run, skips down the track, mis-timed hit to mid-on

12.3

Haq to Marsh, 1 run, Haq finds another edge as Marsh advances down the wicket, the ball squirms to midwicket where Mommsen misses with his throw at the stumps

12.4

Haq to Finch, 1 run, fuller and wide, drives through point

12.5

Haq to Marsh, 3 runs, uses his feet well to cut away a shorter ball, slow chase just keeps the ball in play

12.6

Haq to Finch, 1 run, full again, jabbed it away through a gap at cover

Australia ticking over nicely, just that one stumping chance and some quick running but they look well in control these two.

End of over 13 (6 runs) Australia 59/0
AJ Finch    33* (38b 5x4)      RM Haq    2-0-9-0
SE Marsh    17* (40b)      G Goudie    2-0-9-0

13.1

Goudie to Finch, 1 run, drives down the ground to long-on

13.2

Goudie to Marsh, 1 run, on the legs and flicked through midwicket

13.3

Goudie to Finch, no run, shorter ball, not so much pace but Finch decides to defend over slog

13.4

Goudie to Finch, 1 run, puts his arms through this one, looking to hit over the top but the ball runs along the ground to long-on

13.5

Goudie to Marsh, 1 run, shorter and a little wide, cut to third man

13.6

Goudie to Finch, FOUR, hit high over the covers, fielders at deep point and long-off so a huge gap there. One bounce four

End of over 14 (8 runs) Australia 67/0
AJ Finch    39* (42b 6x4)      G Goudie    3-0-17-0
SE Marsh    19* (42b)      RM Haq    2-0-9-0

14.1

Haq to Marsh, 1 run, skips forward to meet the ball and guides it in to the covers

14.2

Haq to Finch, no run, blocked away on the front foot

14.3

Haq to Finch, no run, shorter ball, cut away but Coleman fields well at point

14.4

Haq to Finch, no run, blocked to the leg-side

14.5

Haq to Finch, no run, back foot drive to mid-off

14.6

Haq to Finch, no run, drives back to the bowler, best over from Scotland so far

End of over 15 (1 run) Australia 68/0
AJ Finch    39* (47b 6x4)      RM Haq    3-0-10-0
SE Marsh    20* (43b)      G Goudie    3-0-17-0

15.1

Goudie to Marsh, FOUR, fuller ball, Marsh hits it back with extra back past the bowler, dive from mid-off can't get there

15.2

Goudie to Marsh, 1 run, block and run to point who was too far back

Still overcast out there, but no chance of rain.

15.3

Goudie to Finch, no run, defends back to the bowler, bit quicker and on the pads

15.4

Goudie to Finch, no run, outside the off-stump, Finch left it expecting a wide but the umpire didn't agree

15.5

Goudie to Finch, FOUR, another straight shot off the middle of the bat, beats mid-on this time

15.6

Goudie to Finch, FOUR, in the air this time, over cover and four more for Finch who races on to 47

End of over 16 (13 runs) Australia 81/0
AJ Finch    47* (51b 8x4)      G Goudie    4-0-30-0
SE Marsh    25* (45b 1x4)      RM Haq    3-0-10-0

16.1

Haq to Marsh, no run, shaped to cut expecting more spin but Haq bowled a slider which skidded on through to the keeper

16.2

Haq to Marsh, no run, flighted up again, patted away to cover

16.3

Haq to Marsh, no run, dropped in the slot once more and Marsh is wary to defend

16.4

Haq to Marsh, 1 run, a touch short and flicked through midwicket

16.5

Haq to Finch, 1 run, clipped in to the leg-side

With the occasional good ball from Haq, this looks far too easy for the visitors

16.6

Haq to Marsh, FOUR, a bit short again, this time dispatched with a pull shot through square leg

End of over 17 (6 runs) Australia 87/0
SE Marsh    30* (50b 2x4)      RM Haq    4-0-16-0
AJ Finch    48* (52b 8x4)      G Goudie    4-0-30-0

17.1

MacLeod to Finch, (no ball) FOUR, full outside off, a big slash which gets an outside edge between too fielders, lucky shot, and a no-ball too just to rub it in

17.1

MacLeod to Finch, no run, blocked in to the covers

17.2

MacLeod to Finch, no run

17.3

MacLeod to Finch, 1 run, chip and run to the leg-side

17.4

MacLeod to Marsh, no run

17.5

MacLeod to Marsh, no run

17.6

MacLeod to Marsh, no run

End of over 18 (6 runs) Australia 93/0
SE Marsh    30* (53b 2x4)      CS MacLeod    1-0-6-0
AJ Finch    53* (56b 9x4)      RM Haq    4-0-16-0

18.1

Haq to Finch, no run, defends back to the bowler

18.2

Haq to Finch, 1 run, first sign of a sweep as he gets low to pull through square leg

18.3

Haq to Marsh, FOUR, too short, he shapes to cut with just a cover fielder to beat and he smashes the ball straight past him

18.4

Haq to Marsh, no run, short again, cuts to point this time who fields well to stop four more

18.5

Haq to Marsh, no run, presses forward to block away, fuller this time

18.6

Haq to Marsh, no run, good turn and bounce off the right length beats the outside edge

Match State: Drinks As drinks are brought on a shower has passed over head, shouldn't last long but don't know if they will come off just yet.

End of over 19 (5 runs) Australia 98/0
SE Marsh    34* (57b 3x4)      RM Haq    5-0-21-0
AJ Finch    54* (58b 9x4)      CS MacLeod    1-0-6-0

19.1

MacLeod to Finch, no run, defends to the leg-side, rain almost gone as quick as it got here

19.2

MacLeod to Finch, 1 run, cut behind point

19.3

MacLeod to Marsh, no run

19.4

MacLeod to Marsh, no run, blocked to the leg-side, Finch comes for a single but gets sent back, the throw coming in hits him hard on the side

19.5

MacLeod to Marsh, no run

19.6

MacLeod to Marsh, 1 run, straight drive beats bowler, that's 100 up without much trouble

End of over 20 (2 runs) Australia 100/0
SE Marsh    35* (61b 3x4)      CS MacLeod    2-0-8-0
AJ Finch    55* (60b 9x4)      RM Haq    5-0-21-0

20.1

Haq to Marsh, no run, defends back to the bowler

20.2

Haq to Marsh, no run, good turn and Marsh careful to defend away

20.3

Haq to Marsh, 1 run, misses with the sweep, off the glove to fine leg

20.4

Haq to Finch, no run, blocked back to the bowler

20.5

Haq to Finch, no run

20.6

Haq to Finch, 1 run

End of over 21 (2 runs) Australia 102/0
AJ Finch    56* (63b 9x4)      RM Haq    6-0-23-0
SE Marsh    36* (64b 3x4)      CS MacLeod    2-0-8-0

21.1

MacLeod to Finch, no run, drives back at the bowler

21.2

MacLeod to Finch, SIX, shorter, a little wide as Finch went reaching for it, but it came off the middle of the bat and sails high over midwicket in to some tents!

21.3

MacLeod to Finch, 1 run, tries to cut, bottom edge to point

21.4

MacLeod to Marsh, no run, blocked in to the covers

21.5

MacLeod to Marsh, no run, both batsmen stutter for the single and can't make their minds up as the fielder fumbles

21.6

MacLeod to Marsh, no run, drives to point, first six of the innings but plenty of boundaries to be seen

Machan will have a bowl now...

End of over 22 (7 runs) Australia 109/0
SE Marsh    36* (67b 3x4)      CS MacLeod    3-0-15-0
AJ Finch    63* (66b 9x4 1x6)      RM Haq    6-0-23-0

22.1

Machan to Finch, no run, defends back to the bowler

22.2

Machan to Finch, no run, drives straight and Machan dives to field

22.3

Machan to Finch, 1 run, cut to deep point to just jog a single

22.4

Machan to Marsh, no run, medium pace here as he fires in a quicker ball

22.5

Machan to Marsh, 1 run, drives down the ground

22.6

Machan to Finch, FOUR, too straight and worked easily off the legs behind square leg, the fielder gives chase in vain

End of over 23 (6 runs) Australia 115/0
AJ Finch    68* (70b 10x4 1x6)      MW Machan    1-0-6-0
SE Marsh    37* (69b 3x4)      CS MacLeod    3-0-15-0

23.1

Drummond to Marsh, no run

23.2

Drummond to Marsh, no run, blocked back to the bowler

23.3

Drummond to Marsh, no run, back foot drive to the covers

23.4

Drummond to Marsh, no run, shorter ball fended off to backward point, good lines from Drummond

23.5

Drummond to Marsh, no run

23.6

Drummond to Marsh, no run, blocked away again in front of off-stump and a rare maiden

End of over 24 (maiden) Australia 115/0
SE Marsh    37* (75b 3x4)      GD Drummond    5-1-18-0
AJ Finch    68* (70b 10x4 1x6)      MW Machan    1-0-6-0

24.1

Machan to Finch, no run, blocked back to the bowler

24.2

Machan to Finch, 1 run, too short and pulled to deep square

24.3

Machan to Marsh, 1 run, short again, same shot but better timing and behind the fielder who slides to save the boundary

24.4

Machan to Finch, no run

24.5

Machan to Finch, no run

24.6

Machan to Finch, 1 run

End of over 25 (3 runs) Australia 118/0
AJ Finch    70* (75b 10x4 1x6)      MW Machan    2-0-9-0
SE Marsh    38* (76b 3x4)      GD Drummond    5-1-18-0

25.1

Drummond to Finch, FOUR, too wide, flashing cut beats the diving fielder and that's four all day long

25.2

Drummond to Finch, SIX, fuller ball, hit high and hard over the leg-side

25.3

Drummond to Finch, no run, fuller ball, prodded away to point

25.4

Drummond to Finch, 1 run, drives through deep cover, easy singles for the taking when they want them

25.5

Drummond to Marsh, 1 run, guides down the ground to long-off

25.6

Drummond to Finch, 1 run, too short again, cut away with ease to the point boundary

End of over 26 (13 runs) Australia 131/0
AJ Finch    82* (80b 11x4 2x6)      GD Drummond    6-1-31-0
SE Marsh    39* (77b 3x4)      MW Machan    2-0-9-0

26.1

Machan to Finch, no run

26.2

Machan to Finch, no run, defends to the leg-side

26.3

Machan to Finch, 1 run, fuller ball, good fielding wide of mid-off

26.4

Machan to Marsh, FOUR, too wide this time, cut with ease behind point to rack up four more

Marsh certainly the more reserved of the two batsmen but he's getting in to the flow now.

26.5

Machan to Marsh, 1 wide, down the leg-side

26.5

Machan to Marsh, 1 run

26.6

Machan to Finch, SIX, full toss, Finch lights up and takes a full swing, clears the rope and the stands over long-on!

End of over 27 (13 runs) Australia 144/0
AJ Finch    89* (84b 11x4 3x6)      MW Machan    3-0-22-0
SE Marsh    44* (79b 4x4)      GD Drummond    6-1-31-0

27.1

Goudie to Marsh, no run, blocked to the leg-side

27.2

Goudie to Marsh, 1 run, drives down the ground

27.3

Goudie to Finch, 1 run, cut wide of point

27.4

Goudie to Marsh, no run, good fielding almost catches Marsh off guard as he had to return from a quick single

27.5

Goudie to Marsh, no run

27.6

Goudie to Marsh, 1 run, drives down the ground to long-off, right off the middle of the bat

A better over, but Australia still in control. James Lawler says: "It looks like "Australia" is doing well, but really its just Finch doing a good job and Marsh trying to work himself into form by playing at Test match pace."

End of over 28 (3 runs) Australia 147/0
SE Marsh    46* (84b 4x4)      G Goudie    5-0-33-0
AJ Finch    90* (85b 11x4 3x6)      MW Machan    3-0-22-0

28.1

Berrington to Marsh, no run, defends to point

28.2

Berrington to Marsh, 2 runs, slower ball, pulled through square leg

28.3

Berrington to Marsh, FOUR, too short and pulled through midwicket, another flailing dive the fieldsman

28.4

Berrington to Marsh, FOUR, too straight and flicked off the hips for four more to fine leg

If there were fancy TV wagon wheels for this match they would be all over the pitch!

28.5

Berrington to Marsh, no run, blocked in to the covers

28.6

Berrington to Marsh, FOUR, through midwicket, this time coming down the track and flicked off the pads

Marsh past his 50 at his own pace, Finch racing towards 100

End of over 29 (14 runs) Australia 161/0
SE Marsh    60* (90b 7x4)      RD Berrington    1-0-14-0
AJ Finch    90* (85b 11x4 3x6)      G Goudie    5-0-33-0

29.1

Goudie to Finch, 1 run, flicked through leg-side

29.2

Goudie to Marsh, 1 run, drives to deep cover

29.3

Goudie to Finch, 1 run, drives down the ground

29.4

Goudie to Marsh, no run, fuller ball and Marsh defends to cover

29.5

Goudie to Marsh, no run, drives to mid-on who fields well

29.6

Goudie to Marsh, no run

End of over 30 (3 runs) Australia 164/0
SE Marsh    61* (94b 7x4)      G Goudie    6-0-36-0
AJ Finch    92* (87b 11x4 3x6)      RD Berrington    1-0-14-0

30.1

MacLeod to Finch, no run, cut to point who fields well, Scotland have done that well so far

30.2

MacLeod to Finch, FOUR, drives hard through cover, four more added to the total

30.3

MacLeod to Finch, no run, gentle defence back to the bowler

30.4

MacLeod to Finch, no run, drives to point, any nerves for the 90s?

30.5

MacLeod to Finch, 1 run, drives down the ground

30.6

MacLeod to Marsh, no run

Drummond back on again, Scotland rotating through the options trying to force a breakthrough

End of over 31 (5 runs) Australia 169/0
SE Marsh    61* (95b 7x4)      CS MacLeod    4-0-20-0
AJ Finch    97* (92b 12x4 3x6)      G Goudie    6-0-36-0

31.1

Drummond to Finch, 1 run, cut off the middle of the bat, straight to the deep cover fielder

31.2

Drummond to Marsh, 1 run

31.3

Drummond to Finch, no run

31.4

Drummond to Finch, no run, back foot drive fielded by the bowler

31.5

Drummond to Finch, 2 runs, drives hard through cover and they come back for the second, 100 up for Finch and he looked good for it too. He's not done yet.

31.6

Drummond to Finch, 1 run, drives down the ground

End of over 32 (5 runs) Australia 174/0
AJ Finch    101* (97b 12x4 3x6)      GD Drummond    7-1-36-0
SE Marsh    62* (96b 7x4)      CS MacLeod    4-0-20-0

32.1

Haq to Finch, SIX, down to sweep Haq of the first ball of his return, over midwicket and smashes the advertising boards

32.2

Haq to Finch, 1 run, drives down the ground

32.3

Haq to Marsh, no run, drives to cover

32.4

Haq to Marsh, no run, down the track, misses the ball but gets enough pad to stop being stumped

32.5

Haq to Marsh, no run

32.6

Haq to Marsh, no run

Fielding powerplay being taken now.

End of over 33 (7 runs) Australia 181/0
SE Marsh    62* (100b 7x4)      RM Haq    7-0-30-0
AJ Finch    108* (99b 12x4 4x6)      GD Drummond    7-1-36-0

33.1

Wardlaw to Finch, 1 run, mis-hit drive runs to midwicket

33.2

Wardlaw to Marsh, no run, drives to cover

33.3

Wardlaw to Marsh, FOUR, hit hard back over the bowlers head, no chance of getting that one

33.4

Wardlaw to Marsh, 1 run, drives in to the ground

33.5

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, big swing, Finch throwing his bat at everything now

33.6

Wardlaw to Finch, 1 run

End of over 34 (7 runs) Australia 188/0
AJ Finch    110* (102b 12x4 4x6)      I Wardlaw    6-0-25-0
SE Marsh    67* (103b 8x4)      RM Haq    7-0-30-0

34.1

Goudie to Finch, FOUR, hit hard again, more upwards than forwards as a fielder gives chase, but it lands well safe just short of the rope at long-off

34.2

Goudie to Finch, FOUR, drives through cover again, this time a simple ground fielding error gives four more

34.3

Goudie to Finch, 1 run, fuller ball, down the ground to long-on

34.4

Goudie to Marsh, 1 run, drives down the ground

34.5

Goudie to Finch, FOUR, shorter ball, upper cut over the cover fielder and again placed in a position nowhere near a Scotsman

34.6

Goudie to Finch, FOUR, on the legs, flicked through square and beats the dive on the ropes. Chalk up four more to Finch...

End of over 35 (18 runs) Australia 206/0
AJ Finch    127* (107b 16x4 4x6)      G Goudie    7-0-54-0
SE Marsh    68* (104b 8x4)      I Wardlaw    6-0-25-0

35.1

Wardlaw to Marsh, 1 run, full outside off, drives to cover

35.2

Wardlaw to Finch, 1 run

35.3

Wardlaw to Marsh, no run

35.4

Wardlaw to Marsh, SIX, a touch short, pulled over midwicket for his first six, and caught in the crowd

35.5

Wardlaw to Marsh, 1 run

35.6

Wardlaw to Finch, SIX, six more! Finch this time, through the leg-side and just clears the rope, again no fielder near it

Devastating stuff for Scotland here, Australia not hanging back

End of over 36 (15 runs) Australia 221/0
AJ Finch    134* (109b 16x4 5x6)      I Wardlaw    7-0-40-0
SE Marsh    76* (108b 8x4 1x6)      G Goudie    7-0-54-0

36.1

Haq to Marsh, 1 run, pulled to square leg, and drops just short

36.2

Haq to Finch, SIX, back to the maximums, hit back over the bowlers head and Finch now approaching 150

36.3

Haq to Finch, SIX, and again, this time over long-on and this one is the biggest yet!

36.4

Haq to Finch, 1 run, cut to point who makes a good diving stop

36.5

Haq to Marsh, no run, fuller ball drives back to Haq

36.6

Haq to Marsh, no run, cut to point, straight at the fielder

End of over 37 (14 runs) Australia 235/0
SE Marsh    77* (111b 8x4 1x6)      RM Haq    8-0-44-0
AJ Finch    147* (112b 16x4 7x6)      I Wardlaw    7-0-40-0

37.1

Wardlaw to Finch, 1 run, drives down the ground, good full line from Wardlaw

37.2

Wardlaw to Marsh, FOUR, hit over midwicket, again nobody out there

37.3

Wardlaw to Marsh, FOUR, full toss this time, hit in the same place through midwicket along the ground

37.4

Wardlaw to Marsh, 1 run, full again, bit wider and down the ground to long-off

37.5

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, big swing and a miss as the rare ball that beats the bat

37.6

Wardlaw to Finch, no run, hit hard at cover who gets his body behind the ball to field well

Match State: Drinks A welcome break for the Scots as drinks are brought on.

End of over 38 (10 runs) Australia 245/0
AJ Finch    148* (115b 16x4 7x6)      I Wardlaw    8-0-50-0
SE Marsh    86* (114b 10x4 1x6)      RM Haq    8-0-44-0

38.1

Haq to Marsh, 1 run

38.2

Haq to Finch, OUT, goes for another big shot! One too many as Coleman waits on the boundary and takes the chance, finally a break for Scotland but all too late

AJ Finch c Coleman b Haq 148 (147m 114b 16x4 7x6) SR: 129.82

38.3

Haq to Marsh, no run

38.4

Haq to Marsh, 1 run, drives to cover

38.5

Haq to Watson, no run, blocked to midwicket

38.6

Haq to Watson, no run

End of over 39 (2 runs) Australia 247/1
SR Watson    0* (2b)      RM Haq    9-0-46-1
SE Marsh    88* (117b 10x4 1x6)      I Wardlaw    8-0-50-0

39.1

Machan to Marsh, 1 run, very short, takes Marsh by surprise who pats it back down the ground

39.2

Machan to Watson, 1 run, drives to deep cover

39.3

Machan to Marsh, no run, drives back to the bowler

39.4

Machan to Marsh, 1 run, drives to deep cover this time, just ticking the score over as Watson plays himself in

39.5

Machan to Watson, FOUR, late cut beats the man up in the circle

39.6

Machan to Watson, no run

End of over 40 (7 runs) Australia 254/1
SR Watson    5* (5b 1x4)      MW Machan    4-0-29-0
SE Marsh    90* (120b 10x4 1x6)      RM Haq    9-0-46-1

40.1

Haq to Marsh, no run

40.2

Haq to Marsh, SIX, Marsh dispatches is out the ground, shot of the day so far

40.3

Haq to Marsh, no run, play and a miss with the cut shot

40.4

Haq to Marsh, no run, drives back to the bowler

40.5

Haq to Marsh, no run, Haq gets down quick to field his own bowling

40.6

Haq to Marsh, no run, good over despite the maximum

End of over 41 (6 runs) Australia 260/1
SE Marsh    96* (126b 10x4 2x6)      RM Haq    10-0-52-1
SR Watson    5* (5b 1x4)      MW Machan    4-0-29-0

41.1

Drummond to Watson, 2 runs, flicked through midwicket

41.2

Drummond to Watson, FOUR, cut shot beats two diving fielders, one in the circle and one on the boundary, lovely timing

41.3

Drummond to Watson, no run, play and a miss

41.4

Drummond to Watson, FOUR, slog shot through the leg-side, five yards wide of a catching chance but hit with real power

41.5

Drummond to Watson, FOUR, pulled through the leg-side again, lower this time and just over Goudie who tried to make a stunning catch

41.6

Drummond to Watson, no run, drives back to the bowler

End of over 42 (14 runs) Australia 274/1
SR Watson    19* (11b 4x4)      GD Drummond    8-1-50-0
SE Marsh    96* (126b 10x4 2x6)      RM Haq    10-0-52-1

42.1

Machan to Marsh, no run, quicker ball which Marsh misses

42.2

Machan to Marsh, FOUR, another quicker one, this time Marsh makes room and cuts away through point, for four, to bring up his own 100

42.3

Machan to Marsh, 2 runs

42.4

Machan to Marsh, FOUR, pulled through midwicket, Wardlaw on the boundary lets the ball slip through his hands like butter

42.5

Machan to Marsh, 1 run, pulled again, this time fielded properly

42.6

Machan to Watson, no run, drives back at Machan who fields the drive

End of over 43 (11 runs) Australia 285/1
SR Watson    19* (12b 4x4)      MW Machan    5-0-40-0
SE Marsh    107* (131b 12x4 2x6)      GD Drummond    8-1-50-0

43.1

Drummond to Marsh, 1 run, chip and run to point

43.2

Drummond to Watson, 1 run, dropped, Wardlaw again, the ball is following him, it was a hard chance but he should have taken it

43.3

Drummond to Marsh, SIX

43.4

Drummond to Marsh, 1 run

43.5

Drummond to Watson, FOUR

43.6

Drummond to Watson, no run

End of over 44 (13 runs) Australia 298/1
SR Watson    24* (15b 5x4)      GD Drummond    9-1-63-0
SE Marsh    115* (134b 12x4 3x6)      MW Machan    5-0-40-0

44.1

Goudie to Marsh, FOUR, short again, punished through the leg-side, catching up with Finchy now

44.2

Goudie to Marsh, 1 run

44.3

Goudie to Watson, 1 run, chip and run wide of cover

44.4

Goudie to Marsh, SIX, short, and this one gets hit in to the river on the East side of the ground

44.5

Goudie to Marsh, FOUR, pulled again, behind square this time, Marsh is catching up with the strike rate every ball

44.6

Goudie to Marsh, 1 run, chipped down the ground to long-off

End of over 45 (17 runs) Australia 315/1
SE Marsh    131* (139b 14x4 4x6)      G Goudie    8-0-71-0
SR Watson    25* (16b 5x4)      GD Drummond    9-1-63-0

45.1

MacLeod to Marsh, 1 run, slower ball cut to cover

45.2

MacLeod to Watson, 1 run, mis-hit to the leg-side

45.3

MacLeod to Marsh, 1 run, pulled through mid-wicket, two men on the boundary

45.4

MacLeod to Watson, 1 run

45.5

MacLeod to Marsh, SIX, high and handsome, straight over the bowler and bounces around the covers

45.6

MacLeod to Marsh, 1 run, block and run to point

End of over 46 (11 runs) Australia 326/1
SE Marsh    140* (143b 14x4 5x6)      CS MacLeod    5-0-31-0
SR Watson    27* (18b 5x4)      G Goudie    8-0-71-0

46.1

Machan to Marsh, FOUR, short and not very pretty, Marsh has no problem pulling this for four through square leg

46.2

Machan to Marsh, 1 run, up in the air, but short of long-on and drops safely

46.3

Machan to Watson, 1 run, short again, picks out a fielder on the boundary

46.4

Machan to Marsh, no run

46.5

Machan to Marsh, FOUR, big swipe through the leg-side, overtakes Finch

46.6

Machan to Marsh, 2 runs, fuller, flicked through midwicket and they pick up a couple, 150 for Marsh

End of over 47 (12 runs) Australia 338/1
SE Marsh    151* (148b 16x4 5x6)      MW Machan    6-0-52-0
SR Watson    28* (19b 5x4)      CS MacLeod    5-0-31-0

47.1

Wardlaw to Watson, 2 runs, up in the air over point, fielder runs 20 yards to try and catch but just can't quite get there

47.2

Wardlaw to Watson, FOUR, too straight, flicked to fine leg

47.3

Wardlaw to Watson, 2 runs, pulled through the leg-side

47.4

Wardlaw to Watson, 1 run, single to long-on

47.5

Wardlaw to Marsh, OUT, hit down the ground, 10 yards short of Goudie who sprints in to take the catch sliding down low

SE Marsh c Goudie b Wardlaw 151 (184m 151b 16x4 5x6) SR: 100.00

47.6

Wardlaw to Watson, OUT, Watson goes big, straight this time and Goudie runs sideways this time to take a higher catch, two in two

SR Watson c Goudie b Wardlaw 37 (38m 24b 6x4 0x6) SR: 154.16

End of over 48 (9 runs) Australia 347/3
     I Wardlaw    9-0-59-2
MJ Clarke    0* (0b)      MW Machan    6-0-52-0

48.1

Goudie to Bailey, no run

48.2

Goudie to Bailey, no run, drives back to the bowler

48.3

Goudie to Bailey, 1 run, drives through cover

48.4

Goudie to Clarke, 1 run, worked through the leg-side

48.5

Goudie to Bailey, 1 run

48.6

Goudie to Clarke, 1 run

End of over 49 (4 runs) Australia 351/3
MJ Clarke    2* (2b)      G Goudie    9-0-75-0
GJ Bailey    2* (4b)      I Wardlaw    9-0-59-2

49.1

Wardlaw to Clarke, 1 run

49.2

Wardlaw to Bailey, 1 run, swing and a miss, the ball drops to his feet and they jog a single

49.3

Wardlaw to Clarke, 1 run, drives wide of cover

49.4

Wardlaw to Bailey, SIX, big swing and connects, sending the ball over the practice nets

49.5

Wardlaw to Bailey, 1 run, pulled through midwicket

49.6

Wardlaw to Clarke, 1 leg bye, off the pads as they scamper through

362 to beat, well it was a show from Finch and March, and Scotland only got them out slogging when the damage was already done. Now we get to see what the Australian bowling attack is like, and what the Scottish batsmen have to offer. Match State: Innings Break Match State: Innings Break

End of over 50 (11 runs) Australia 362/3
MJ Clarke    4* (5b)      I Wardlaw    10-0-69-2
GJ Bailey    10* (7b 1x6)      G Goudie    9-0-75-0
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