NatWest Series, 2001 / Commentary

NatWest Series - 9th match

England v Australia

Australia won by 8 wickets (with 119 balls remaining)

Match State: Match scheduled to start at 10.45 local time (9.45 gmt) Match State: England have won toss and will bat Hello cricket fans for the last league match of the NatWest Series from the Oval, England v Australia, brought to you by ECB.co.uk and CricInfo.com England are at near full strength looking for their first victory and Australia going for more practice ahead of the final at Lords on 23 June Some may say this game is of academic interest but its an ODI and its professional cricketers out there, so no one will relax and we think its going to thrilling cricket England has won the toss and batting England team: ME Trescothick, *+AJ Stewart, NV Knight, OA Shah, AD Brown, PD Collingwood, BC Hollioake, RDB Croft, D Gough, AR Caddick, AD Mullally Australians team: ML Hayden, ME Waugh, +AC Gilchrist, RT Ponting, MG Bevan, *SR Waugh, A Symonds, IJ Harvey, B Lee, DW Fleming, GD McGrath We are all set, please sit back and enjoy Players coming out and we will be starting on time, good firm wicket, lots of runs in it they say A sellout for this game Trescothick to face the first ball from Glen McGrath Four Four slips and a gully

0.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, drives it carefully to mid off

0.2

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, angles across the left hander, leaves it sail by

0.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, closer to the stumps, covers up and leaves, ball bounces some

0.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, on middle and leg, hops to defend it down

Sharpe and Constant the umps today

0.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, pushed to cover, sun breaks out in South London

0.6

McGrath to Trescothick, OUT, extra bounce, finds it a problem hopping up and inside edged onto his stumps

ME Trescothick b McGrath 0 (3m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

In form Trescothick back and will be unhappy he could not cope with the bounce onto his body Bat was angled and a gap in there too

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) England 0/1
     GD McGrath    1-1-0-1
AJ Stewart    0* (0b)     

1.1

Fleming to Stewart, no run, outside off, left alone

1.2

Fleming to Stewart, no run, oops, beaten outside off

1.3

Fleming to Stewart, no run, pushes this into the covers

1.4

Fleming to Stewart, 1 run, turned to square leg

1.5

Fleming to Knight, no run, outside off, leaves it

1.6

Fleming to Knight, no run, good ball on the stumps, 81.9mph, defends

End of over 2 (1 run) England 1/1
NV Knight    0* (2b)      DW Fleming    1-0-1-0
AJ Stewart    1* (4b)     

2.1

McGrath to Stewart, no run, hops and turns it to short leg

2.2

McGrath to Stewart, no run, beaten outside off, good line just failed to get a tickle

2.3

McGrath to Stewart, no run, left alone

2.4

McGrath to Stewart, no run, well outside off, leaves it go by

2.5

McGrath to Stewart, no run, outside off, moves towards it and misses

2.6

McGrath to Stewart, no run, seams away and left alone

End of over 3 (maiden) England 1/1
AJ Stewart    1* (10b)      GD McGrath    2-2-0-1
NV Knight    0* (2b)     

3.1

Fleming to Knight, no run, on the pads, high and no appeal

3.2

Fleming to Knight, no run, left alone

3.3

Fleming to Knight, no run, pushed to gully

3.4

Fleming to Knight, no run, good ball, angles across and he moves to it and beaten

3.5

Fleming to Knight, no run, on the leg stump, turned to leg

3.6

Fleming to Knight, no run, outside off, left again

End of over 4 (maiden) England 1/1
NV Knight    0* (8b)      DW Fleming    2-1-1-0
AJ Stewart    1* (10b)     

4.1

McGrath to Stewart, no run, left again and the same very attacking slip cordon in, awesome spectacle in one day cricket

4.2

McGrath to Stewart, no run, nipped in, beaten passes between bat and pad, just missing off stump

4.3

McGrath to Stewart, no run, pushed to point

4.4

McGrath to Stewart, no run, way outside off, should have been called

4.5

McGrath to Stewart, no run, outside off, left alone

4.6

McGrath to Stewart, no run, on or about off stump, prodded to point

End of over 5 (maiden) England 1/1
AJ Stewart    1* (16b)      GD McGrath    3-3-0-1
NV Knight    0* (8b)     

5.1

Fleming to Knight, no run, comes forward, cut in half, some how no rattle of the stumps

5.2

Fleming to Knight, no run, fast and hit on the thigh, tricles to point

5.3

Fleming to Knight, no run, pushed to cover

5.4

Fleming to Knight, 1 run, ooh, finally a run, turned to fine leg

5.5

Fleming to Stewart, no run, on the stumps, defended to mid on, no quarter being given by the Aussie pacers

5.6

Fleming to Stewart, FOUR, clipped over the covers, a short ball too, finally some aggression

End of over 6 (5 runs) England 6/1
AJ Stewart    5* (18b 1x4)      DW Fleming    3-1-6-0
NV Knight    1* (12b)     

6.1

McGrath to Knight, 1 run, covers up, edges to third man into the slip and gully gap, wonder if McGrath should be taken off after giving away that run?

6.2

McGrath to Stewart, no run, left alone

6.3

McGrath to Stewart, no run, extra bounce, beaten outside off, 83.1mph

6.4

McGrath to Stewart, FOUR, leans back and has the width to smash it past point

6.5

McGrath to Stewart, no run, outside off, left alone

6.6

McGrath to Stewart, FOUR, outside off and pitched up, slashed along the ground to the cover rope

End of over 7 (9 runs) England 15/1
AJ Stewart    13* (23b 3x4)      GD McGrath    4-3-9-1
NV Knight    2* (13b)     

7.1

Fleming to Knight, 1 run, chopped to backward gully

7.2

Fleming to Stewart, 1 run, good quick tap and run to mid off

7.3

Fleming to Knight, 1 run, cut to cover, good save by Symonds there

7.4

Fleming to Stewart, 2 runs, nicely angled bat push to third man, now only two slips in

7.5

Fleming to Stewart, 1 run, a quickie to cover

7.6

Fleming to Knight, FOUR, very nicely clipedd of his legs to square leg, good over for England

End of over 8 (10 runs) England 25/1
NV Knight    8* (16b 1x4)      DW Fleming    4-1-16-0
AJ Stewart    17* (26b 3x4)     

8.1

McGrath to Stewart, no run, outside off, drives and an inside edge back to the bowler

8.2

McGrath to Stewart, no run, hops and defends into the covers

8.3

McGrath to Stewart, no run, left alone outside off

8.4

McGrath to Stewart, 1 run, a push to mid off

8.5

McGrath to Knight, 1 run, turned to fine leg, bright sunshine now

8.6

McGrath to Stewart, no run, left alone

End of over 9 (2 runs) England 27/1
AJ Stewart    18* (31b 3x4)      GD McGrath    5-3-11-1
NV Knight    9* (17b 1x4)     

9.1

Fleming to Knight, no run, moves his feet to the ball and drives gently to mid off

9.2

Fleming to Knight, 1 run, a soft handed push to mid off for a single

9.3

Fleming to Stewart, no run, better ball, forces him back to defend

9.4

Fleming to Stewart, no run, left alone outside off

9.5

Fleming to Stewart, no run, mistimed off the toe of the bat to gully, trying to drive to cover

9.6

Fleming to Stewart, no run, comes out and pushes to mid on

End of over 10 (1 run) England 28/1
AJ Stewart    18* (35b 3x4)      DW Fleming    5-1-17-0
NV Knight    10* (19b 1x4)     

10.1

McGrath to Knight, no run, left alone

10.2

McGrath to Knight, no run, a firm push to point

10.3

McGrath to Knight, 1 no ball

10.3

McGrath to Knight, no run, on middle stump, turned to mid on

10.4

McGrath to Knight, no run, defends, on target and no width to do more than that

10.5

McGrath to Knight, no run, beaten, was some noise, no appeal

10.6

McGrath to Knight, FOUR, rushes out and a sliced drive in the air over cover, one bounce over the rope

Harvey is the first change

End of over 11 (5 runs) England 33/1
NV Knight    14* (26b 2x4)      GD McGrath    6-3-16-1
AJ Stewart    18* (35b 3x4)     

11.1

Harvey to Stewart, no run, left alone outside off

11.2

Harvey to Stewart, no run, drives and mistimed to Harvey

11.3

Harvey to Stewart, FOUR, drives, edged and it flies past Mark Waugh and Gilchrist

11.4

Harvey to Stewart, no run, straight drive to mid on

11.5

Harvey to Stewart, no run, left alone outside off

11.6

Harvey to Stewart, no run, pushed to mid on

Lee in for a bowl

End of over 12 (4 runs) England 37/1
AJ Stewart    22* (41b 4x4)      IJ Harvey    1-0-4-0
NV Knight    14* (26b 2x4)     

12.1

Lee to Knight, no run, pushed to cover

12.2

Lee to Knight, no run, chopped to gully

12.3

Lee to Knight, FOUR, lovely cover drive off a pitched up ball outside off

12.4

Lee to Knight, 1 no ball, hops and defends a rising ball, down

12.4

Lee to Knight, no run, on the legs, clipped the pads to Gilchrist, a fine save diving to his right

12.5

Lee to Knight, no run, turned to leg

12.6

Lee to Knight, 1 run, a tip to the off and a run

End of over 13 (6 runs) England 43/1
NV Knight    19* (33b 3x4)      B Lee    1-0-6-0
AJ Stewart    22* (41b 4x4)     

13.1

Harvey to Knight, no run, angles to the off, Gilchrist, standing up now

13.2

Harvey to Knight, no run, cut to point

13.3

Harvey to Knight, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

13.4

Harvey to Stewart, no run, left outside off

13.5

Harvey to Stewart, no run, hammered straight to Bevan in the covers

13.6

Harvey to Stewart, 1 wide, slashes at it and a wide signalled

13.6

Harvey to Stewart, no run, beaten outside off

End of over 14 (2 runs) England 45/1
AJ Stewart    22* (44b 4x4)      IJ Harvey    2-0-6-0
NV Knight    20* (36b 3x4)     

14.1

Lee to Knight, no run, pushed to gully

14.2

Lee to Knight, FOUR, a flatte batted slash over mid off

14.3

Lee to Knight, no run, pushed back

14.4

Lee to Knight, 1 run, a faster ball, got some bounce, edged into the gully and slip gap

14.5

Lee to Stewart, 1 no ball, more effort being put in, speed gun seems to be off, hops to defend

14.5

Lee to Stewart, OUT, held it back, bottom of the bat, in the air for a low catch to Bevan at cover

AJ Stewart c Bevan b Lee 22 (63m 46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 47.82

14.6

Lee to Shah, 1 no ball, called for height and again no speed gun there

14.6

Lee to Shah, 1 run, squares up and defends to cover

End of over 15 (8 runs) England 53/2
OA Shah    1* (2b)      B Lee    2-0-14-1
NV Knight    25* (40b 4x4)     

15.1

Harvey to Shah, no run, a loud appeal but way out in front and declined

15.2

Harvey to Shah, OUT, gottim. a thin edge and a soft way to go back

OA Shah c †Gilchrist b Harvey 1 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

15.3

Harvey to Brown, no run, pushed back

15.4

Harvey to Brown, no run, played to mid off

15.5

Harvey to Brown, no run, jumps and defends to the off, 84.5mph

15.6

Harvey to Brown, no run, prodded to point, in my opinion the sun has dried off the moisture and the ball is bouncing far more than earlier

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) England 53/3
AD Brown    0* (4b)      IJ Harvey    3-1-6-1
NV Knight    25* (40b 4x4)     

16.1

Lee to Knight, no run, pushed to cover

16.2

Lee to Knight, no run, generates some pace, beaten outside off

16.3

Lee to Knight, no run, just fended to point, again a fast ball with bounce

16.4

Lee to Knight, no run, edged onto his pads, 87.0 mph

16.5

Lee to Knight, no run, beaten outside off for pace and bounce

16.6

Lee to Knight, 1 run, turned to fine leg, 91.9mph

End of over 17 (1 run) England 54/3
NV Knight    26* (46b 4x4)      B Lee    3-0-15-1
AD Brown    0* (4b)     

17.1

Harvey to Knight, 1 run, prodded to short third man

17.2

Harvey to Brown, 1 run, pushed to poiunt

17.3

Harvey to Knight, no run, good ball on the middle stump, edged to drop just short of gully

17.4

Harvey to Knight, no run, defends carefully

17.5

Harvey to Knight, 1 run, steered to third man

17.6

Harvey to Brown, no run, beaten outside off

End of over 18 (3 runs) England 57/3
AD Brown    1* (6b)      IJ Harvey    4-1-9-1
NV Knight    28* (50b 4x4)     

18.1

Lee to Knight, 1 no ball, left alone outside off

18.1

Lee to Knight, 1 run, slower ball, pushed to mid off

18.2

Lee to Brown, OUT, a short ball, 74.7mph, off the bat's shoulder to Ponting at gully, dived forward, another soft dismissal

AD Brown c Ponting b Lee 1 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

18.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, on the body, hops and turns it to leg

18.4

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, short and drifting to leg, pulled to deep fine leg

18.5

Lee to Knight, no run, yorker, just got dwon in time

18.6

Lee to Knight, 1 wide, outside off

18.6

Lee to Knight, 1 run, turned to leg

End of over 19 (5 runs) England 62/4
NV Knight    30* (54b 4x4)      B Lee    4-0-20-2
PD Collingwood    1* (2b)     

19.1

Harvey to Knight, no run, inside edge onto his pads then out to point

19.2

Harvey to Knight, no run, pushed to point

19.3

Harvey to Knight, no run, left alone

19.4

Harvey to Knight, 1 run, comes out and plays it to cover

19.5

Harvey to Collingwood, 1 run, to square leg

19.6

Harvey to Knight, no run, now turns it to mid wicket

End of over 20 (2 runs) England 64/4
NV Knight    31* (59b 4x4)      IJ Harvey    5-1-11-1
PD Collingwood    2* (3b)     

20.1

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, turned to deep mid wicket

20.2

Lee to Knight, 1 no ball, called for over shoulder height

20.2

Lee to Knight, FOUR, flicked to fine leg, evades a diving Symonds

20.3

Lee to Knight, no run, slower ball, chopped to the off, 60mph

20.4

Lee to Knight, FOUR, faster ball, soft hannded prod to third man, speed gun not there

20.5

Lee to Knight, 1 run, pushed to mid off, 85.6mph

20.6

Lee to Collingwood, FOUR, nicley works a 86.9mph ball along the ground over the mid wicket rope

End of over 21 (15 runs) England 79/4
PD Collingwood    7* (5b 1x4)      B Lee    5-0-35-2
NV Knight    40* (64b 6x4)     

21.1

Harvey to Knight, no run, defends forward

21.2

Harvey to Knight, no run, defnds forward again

21.3

Harvey to Knight, no run, prods it to point

21.4

Harvey to Knight, no run, on target, can only defend it back

21.5

Harvey to Knight, no run, comes forward and plays it down

21.6

Harvey to Knight, no run, pushed to mid on

McGrath nbrought in after that expensive over by Lee

End of over 22 (maiden) England 79/4
NV Knight    40* (70b 6x4)      IJ Harvey    6-2-11-1
PD Collingwood    7* (5b 1x4)     

22.1

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, defended to point

22.2

McGrath to Collingwood, no run, pushed to cover

22.3

McGrath to Collingwood, 2 runs, drives and skipper Waugh, could not bend down in time

22.4

McGrath to Collingwood, OUT, drives, edges and a straightforward catch to Harvey at 1st slip, McGrath does what the doctor ordered

PD Collingwood c Harvey b McGrath 9 (21m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

22.5

McGrath to Hollioake, no run, left alone, passes close to the stumps, 3 slips in by Waugh to add more misery

22.6

McGrath to Hollioake, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 23 (2 runs) England 81/5
BC Hollioake    0* (2b)      GD McGrath    7-3-18-2
NV Knight    40* (70b 6x4)     

23.1

Harvey to Knight, 1 run, turned to mid wicket

23.2

Harvey to Hollioake, no run, pushed to point

23.3

Harvey to Hollioake, no run, pushed back

23.4

Harvey to Hollioake, no run, on the pads, no appeal

23.5

Harvey to Hollioake, no run, goes back and defends to leg

23.6

Harvey to Hollioake, no run, a firm drive to cover

England on seven occasions has scored less than 165 in recent odi cricket

End of over 24 (1 run) England 82/5
BC Hollioake    0* (7b)      IJ Harvey    7-2-12-1
NV Knight    41* (71b 6x4)     

24.1

McGrath to Knight, 1 run, hops back and turns it to leg

24.2

McGrath to Hollioake, FOUR, a good looking shot thru extra cover

24.3

McGrath to Hollioake, no run, left alone

24.4

McGrath to Hollioake, no run, left alone but very close to off stump

24.5

McGrath to Hollioake, FOUR, good shot to deep cover again

24.6

McGrath to Hollioake, no run, left alone

Fleming on

End of over 25 (9 runs) England 91/5
BC Hollioake    8* (12b 2x4)      GD McGrath    8-3-27-2
NV Knight    42* (72b 6x4)     

25.1

Fleming to Knight, 1 run, to point

25.2

Fleming to Hollioake, no run, outside off, leaves it

25.3

Fleming to Hollioake, no run, to cover

25.4

Fleming to Hollioake, no run, left outside off

25.5

Fleming to Hollioake, 1 run, short ball, pulled to mid on

25.6

Fleming to Knight, 1 run, a prod to the off

Symonds on now

End of over 26 (3 runs) England 94/5
NV Knight    44* (74b 6x4)      DW Fleming    6-1-20-0
BC Hollioake    9* (16b 2x4)     

26.1

Symonds to Knight, 1 run, full toss driven to long off

26.2

Symonds to Hollioake, 1 run, driven to cover

26.3

Symonds to Knight, 1 run, full toss driven again to long off

26.4

Symonds to Hollioake, no run, to cover

26.5

Symonds to Hollioake, no run, pushed back

26.6

Symonds to Hollioake, 1 run, to long off

End of over 27 (4 runs) England 98/5
BC Hollioake    11* (20b 2x4)      A Symonds    1-0-4-0
NV Knight    46* (76b 6x4)     

27.1

Fleming to Hollioake, no run, gentle drive to mid on

27.2

Fleming to Hollioake, FOUR, short ball, pulled nicely to deep mid wicket

27.3

Fleming to Hollioake, no run, pushes this one back

27.4

Fleming to Hollioake, no run, slower ball, left

27.5

Fleming to Hollioake, no run, pushed to cover

27.6

Fleming to Hollioake, 2 runs, Ponting at cover, makes a very rare mistake

End of over 28 (6 runs) England 104/5
BC Hollioake    17* (26b 3x4)      DW Fleming    7-1-26-0
NV Knight    46* (76b 6x4)     

28.1

Symonds to Knight, 1 run, drifts into his legs, misses a four chance, turned to mid wicket

28.2

Symonds to Hollioake, 1 run, driven to long on

28.3

Symonds to Knight, no run, cuts to gully

28.4

Symonds to Knight, 1 run, turned to fine leg

28.5

Symonds to Hollioake, no run, to cover

28.6

Symonds to Hollioake, 2 runs, turned to backward square

End of over 29 (5 runs) England 109/5
BC Hollioake    20* (29b 3x4)      A Symonds    2-0-9-0
NV Knight    48* (79b 6x4)     

29.1

Fleming to Knight, no run, pushed to point

29.2

Fleming to Knight, OUT, wanted to steer it, angled across and a thin simple edge to Gilchrist

NV Knight c †Gilchrist b Fleming 48 (127m 81b 6x4 0x6) SR: 59.25

29.3

Fleming to Croft, no run, prods it to point

29.4

Fleming to Croft, no run, a drive to mid off

29.5

Fleming to Croft, 1 run, steered to third man

29.6

Fleming to Hollioake, 1 run, inside edge off a slower ball. an off break, runs to fine leg

End of over 30 (2 runs) England 111/6
BC Hollioake    21* (30b 3x4)      DW Fleming    8-1-28-1
RDB Croft    1* (3b)     

30.1

Symonds to Hollioake, 1 run, comes out and drives it to long off

30.2

Symonds to Croft, no run, taken on the front pad, coming forward

30.3

Symonds to Croft, 2 runs, nicely placed into the cover gap, 8 fielders inside the circle

30.4

Symonds to Croft, no run, turned to short fine leg

30.5

Symonds to Croft, no run, pushed back

30.6

Symonds to Croft, 1 run, leans back and drives to deep cover as the field had gone back to allow the run

End of over 31 (4 runs) England 115/6
RDB Croft    4* (8b)      A Symonds    3-0-13-0
BC Hollioake    22* (31b 3x4)     

31.1

Fleming to Croft, no run, off the backfoot, pushed to cover

31.2

Fleming to Croft, no run, to cover again

31.3

Fleming to Croft, FOUR, driven in the air to long on

31.4

Fleming to Croft, no run, defends it to the off

31.5

Fleming to Croft, OUT, an appeal for a ball that glanced off Flemings hands onto the bowlers stumps, tv called in and has to walk off, embarassingly

BC Hollioake run out 22 (36m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 70.96

An unfortunate way to go, in the old times we did not appeal for those, a long time ago!'

31.6

Fleming to Croft, no run, pushed to mid off

Lee in for the kill

End of over 32 (4 runs) England 119/7
RDB Croft    8* (14b 1x4)      DW Fleming    9-1-32-1
D Gough    0* (0b)     

32.1

Lee to Gough, OUT, an elegant forward defensive push but ball passed between the bat and the pad, middle stump, that was the loosener too!

D Gough b Lee 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

32.2

Lee to Caddick, no run, beaten outside off

32.3

Lee to Caddick, 1 no ball, pops and hops to defend awkwardly, off the handle to drop in front, Lee, prolly says "hello big boy"

32.3

Lee to Caddick, 1 run, turned to mid wicket

32.4

Lee to Croft, no run, left alone outside off

32.5

Lee to Croft, FOUR, full toss, helped on its way

32.6

Lee to Croft, no run, prodded to point

End of over 33 (6 runs) England 125/8
RDB Croft    12* (17b 2x4)      B Lee    6-0-41-3
AR Caddick    1* (3b)     

33.1

Fleming to Caddick, no run, driven to mid on

33.2

Fleming to Caddick, no run, pushed back

33.3

Fleming to Caddick, no run, goes back and turns it to leg

33.4

Fleming to Caddick, FOUR, nicely timed on drive, runs over the long on rope

33.5

Fleming to Caddick, 1 no ball, pumps one in as a reply, over shoulder height

33.5

Fleming to Caddick, no run, chopped to slip

33.6

Fleming to Caddick, no run, defends to cover

End of over 34 (5 runs) England 130/8
AR Caddick    5* (10b 1x4)      DW Fleming    10-1-37-1
RDB Croft    12* (17b 2x4)     

34.1

Lee to Croft, no run, outside off, 87.4mph, plays and misses

34.2

Lee to Croft, FOUR, a 86.6mph ball over pitched and a good drive through the cover gap

34.3

Lee to Croft, 1 run, pushed straight

34.4

Lee to Caddick, 1 no ball, over steps this time

34.4

Lee to Caddick, FOUR, uses the pace of a 89.6mph rising ball to guide it over the slips

34.5

Lee to Caddick, 1 run, pitched up at the stumps, plys outside in, a bit uppishly to cover

34.6

Lee to Croft, no run, pushed into the covers

Harvey on now

End of over 35 (11 runs) England 141/8
RDB Croft    17* (21b 3x4)      B Lee    7-0-52-3
AR Caddick    10* (13b 2x4)     

35.1

Harvey to Caddick, no run, pushed back

35.2

Harvey to Caddick, no run, turned to short mid on

35.3

Harvey to Caddick, FOUR, short ball, pulled to deep mid on

35.4

Harvey to Caddick, no run, drives it to mid off

35.5

Harvey to Caddick, no run, to the covers

35.6

Harvey to Caddick, no run, on the backfoot, defends

End of over 36 (4 runs) England 145/8
AR Caddick    14* (19b 3x4)      IJ Harvey    8-2-16-1
RDB Croft    17* (21b 3x4)     

36.1

Lee to Croft, no run, on the off stump, 82.3mph, firmly driven to cover

36.2

Lee to Croft, 1 no ball, oversteps and ball is defended to point

36.2

Lee to Croft, no run, prodded to cover

36.3

Lee to Croft, no run, on leg stump, 83.3mph, defended

36.4

Lee to Croft, 2 runs, tucked away to leg

36.5

Lee to Croft, no run, outside off, drives and misses

36.6

Lee to Croft, no run, pushed into the covers

End of over 37 (3 runs) England 148/8
RDB Croft    19* (28b 3x4)      B Lee    8-0-55-3
AR Caddick    14* (19b 3x4)     

37.1

Harvey to Caddick, FOUR, driven over mid off

37.2

Harvey to Caddick, 1 run, pushed to cover and a quickie after the 150 went up, had to rush

37.3

Harvey to Croft, 1 run, to long on

37.4

Harvey to Caddick, 1 run, turned to leg

37.5

Harvey to Croft, OUT, short ball, pulled and mistimed for a loopy catch to McGrath at fine leg

RDB Croft c McGrath b Harvey 20 (39m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

37.6

Harvey to Caddick, 1 run, pushed to point

End of over 38 (8 runs) England 156/9
AR Caddick    21* (23b 4x4)      IJ Harvey    9-2-24-2
AD Mullally    0* (0b)     

38.1

Lee to Caddick, no run, a yorker dug out

38.2

Lee to Caddick, 1 run, another yorker, dug out to cover

38.3

Lee to Mullally, 1 run, turns a short ball, 88.5mph to mid wicket

38.4

Lee to Caddick, 1 run, slower ball, read well and driven to cover, Caddick's best in One dayers

38.5

Lee to Mullally, no run, prodded to 4th slip

A test match type 7-2 field in

38.6

Lee to Mullally, no run, beaten outside off

End of over 39 (3 runs) England 159/9
AD Mullally    1* (3b)      B Lee    9-0-58-3
AR Caddick    23* (26b 4x4)     

39.1

Harvey to Caddick, FOUR, clubbed one bounce over the extra cover rope

39.2

Harvey to Caddick, no run, a loud appeal for either a lbw or a catch behind, or even a stumping, repaly confirms ump's decision

39.3

Harvey to Caddick, 1 run, tries a pull, mistimed to mid on

39.4

Harvey to Mullally, no run, pushed to cover

39.5

Harvey to Mullally, 2 runs, short ball outside leg, pulled to fine leg

39.6

Harvey to Mullally, no run, firmly to mid on

End of over 40 (7 runs) England 166/9
AD Mullally    3* (6b)      IJ Harvey    10-2-31-2
AR Caddick    28* (29b 5x4)     

40.1

Lee to Caddick, no run, slow full toss outside off, left alone

40.2

Lee to Caddick, no run, pumps one in, short and a thick edge to leg

40.3

Lee to Caddick, FOUR, in the slot, stepped away and driven to long on

40.4

Lee to Caddick, 1 run, full toss, 83.2mph, driven to long off

40.5

Lee to Mullally, no run, a 87.6mph faster ball, hops and defends to point

40.6

Lee to Mullally, no run, a short ball on off stump, defended down

Bevan brought in

End of over 41 (5 runs) England 171/9
AD Mullally    3* (8b)      B Lee    10-0-63-3
AR Caddick    33* (33b 6x4)     

41.1

Bevan to Caddick, no run, down the legside, sweeps and misses, not called a wide

41.2

Bevan to Caddick, no run, drops in front of him

41.3

Bevan to Caddick, no run, on the backfoot, inside edge

41.4

Bevan to Caddick, no run, comes out, seen and drops it short

41.5

Bevan to Caddick, 1 run, a long hop, pulls but mistimed to leg

41.6

Bevan to Mullally, 1 wide, too wide outside off

41.6

Bevan to Mullally, no run, down the legside, left alone

McGrath in

End of over 42 (2 runs) England 173/9
AD Mullally    3* (9b)      MG Bevan    1-0-2-0
AR Caddick    34* (38b 6x4)     

42.1

McGrath to Caddick, no run, hops and defnds a ball on the stumps to the off

42.2

McGrath to Caddick, no run, slower ball, pushed to mid on

42.3

McGrath to Caddick, no run, on the legs, a yorker attempt, dug back

42.4

McGrath to Caddick, 1 leg bye, a bouncer, struck on his ribs

42.5

McGrath to Mullally, no run, thick edge to point

42.6

McGrath to Mullally, no run, gets some bounce, goes through, folding him up

End of over 43 (1 run, maiden) England 174/9
AD Mullally    3* (11b)      GD McGrath    9-4-27-2
AR Caddick    34* (42b 6x4)     

43.1

Bevan to Caddick, 2 runs, uppishly to Ponting at deep mid wicket, a difficult chance dived and pops out of his hands

43.2

Bevan to Caddick, OUT, driven in the air to long off, and a good sliding and diving catch by Hayden there, all over, setting Aus a 177 runs chase

AR Caddick c Hayden b Bevan 36 (49m 44b 6x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Well we know who dominated this session, England have a lot of ODI homework to do and Aus will need to chase 177, will it be an easy one, lets wait and see Please join us in about 30 mins for the Aussie 'chase' Match State: Innings Break Match State: Innings Break - Restart at 1350GMT players onto the field, Matthew Hayden opening with Adam Gilchrist

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Jun 21, 2001

Australia v England, NatWest Series 2001, 9th Match, 21 June 2001, Oval

Man of the Match Ricky Ponting

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Jun 21, 2001

Australia v England, NatWest Series 2001, 9th Match, 21 June 2001, Oval

Ponting turns a ball from Caddick

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