NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 1st ODI

England v Australia

England won by 15 runs

22.2

Cummins to Bopara, 1 run, good length ball outside off, Bopara gets forward and opens the face for one down to third man

22.5

Cummins to Bopara, no run, fierce bouncer, well-directed from Cummins, hits Bopara on the helmet and neck as he turns away

22.6

Cummins to Bopara, no run, good length ball on the stumps, Bopara gets forward well in defence

England 95/2   RS Bopara 1* (3b)

23.3

Doherty to Bopara, no run, full and pushed into the covers

23.4

Doherty to Bopara, no run, tossed up outside off, Bopara opens the face and steers to short third man

23.5

Doherty to Bopara, no run, bit of spin, outside off and played to cover

23.6

Doherty to Bopara, 1 run, tossed up and driven to mid-on for one

England 98/2   RS Bopara 2* (7b)

24.1

Cummins to Bopara, no run, back of a length and worked to midwicket pressing forward

24.2

Cummins to Bopara, 3 runs, full, angling in on off stump but Bopara flicks the wrists and times the ball like a Rolex back past the bowler

24.4

Cummins to Bopara, 1 run, touch full, driven through extra-cover on the front foot

England 103/2   RS Bopara 6* (10b)

25.1

Doherty to Bopara, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to the man at extra-cover

25.2

Doherty to Bopara, 2 runs, shorter length, bit of grip and Bopara cuts fine - possibly via a thick edge - for a couple to third man

25.3

Doherty to Bopara, 1 run, short again, goes back and cuts hard through point to the man on the rope

England 106/2   RS Bopara 9* (13b)

26.2

Cummins to Bopara, no run, played into the leg side

26.3

Cummins to Bopara, no run, beaten! Lovely delivery, full outside off stump and draws Bopara into a drive

26.4

Cummins to Bopara, 1 run, whipped into the leg side from outside off, mid-on moves to his right to field

England 113/2   RS Bopara 10* (16b)

27.2

Doherty to Bopara, no run, touch quicker, angling in towards middle and leg, defended to the off side

27.3

Doherty to Bopara, FOUR, down the pitch and drilled through the off side, but he was nearly done in the flight as Doherty tossed it fuller and wider as he saw Bopara charge but the batsman held his nerve

27.4

Doherty to Bopara, no run, popped in the air towards mid-on...right where one of the catches was previously when the quicks bowled at Bopara earlier

27.5

Doherty to Bopara, 1 run, pushed into the off side

England 121/2   RS Bopara 15* (20b 1x4)

28.1

McKay to Bopara, OUT, gone! Strikes first ball with a lovely delivery. Squared up Bopara on off stump and the edge flies comfortably to Michael Clarke at slip who is rewarded for still attacking

RS Bopara c Clarke b McKay 15 (24m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

England 121/3   RS Bopara 15 (21b 1x4)
Series Results
England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 10, 2012
England won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v Australia at Chester-le-Street - Jul 7, 2012
England won by 8 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 4, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
England v Australia at The Oval - Jul 1, 2012
England won by 6 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 29, 2012
England won by 15 runs
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Jun 29, 2012

Tim Bresnan trapped Michael Clarke lbw, England v Australia, 1st ODI, Lord's, June 29, 2012

Michael Clarke reacts after being given dismissed for 61

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Jun 29, 2012

Tim Bresnan trapped Michael Clarke lbw, England v Australia, 1st ODI, Lord's, June 29, 2012

Tim Bresnan trapped Michael Clarke lbw

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