Australia tour of England and Ireland, 1st ODI: England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 29, 2012
England won by 15 runs
Played at Lord's, London
29 June 2012 (50-over match)
0.1

Lee to Cook, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, Cook opens the face and gets it fine of backward point

0.6

Lee to Cook, no run, squares him up a touch on off stump but it is defended solidly to point...a testing first over from Lee

England 2/0   AN Cook 1* (2b)
2.1

Lee to Cook, no run, outside off, going across Cook, and left alone

2.2

Lee to Cook, no run, short run from Lee, on off stump and defended to the off side

2.3

Lee to Cook, no run, back of his full run now, on off stump and Cook defends from the back foot to cover

2.4

Lee to Cook, no run, a cracker! Moves away from Cook and beats the outside edge as he is drawn into pushing away from his body

2.5

Lee to Cook, no run, fuller this time, Cook gets a decent stride in and blocks firmly to the off side

2.6

Lee to Cook, no run, outside off and left alone...a maiden either side of that brief stoppage

England 6/0   AN Cook 1* (8b)
3.4

McKay to Cook, no run, back of a length, no width for Cook as he plays it back to the bowler

3.5

McKay to Cook, 1 run, worked off the stumps through square leg

England 8/0   AN Cook 2* (10b)
4.1

Lee to Cook, 1 run, another tight single as Cook works this towards midwicket but this time it's safe enough

4.3

Lee to Cook, no run, well bowled, pushed up very full to Cook who drives with his feet caught in the crease and gets beaten

4.4

Lee to Cook, 1 run, first hint of width to Cook to cuts it firmly but David Warner pulls off a brilliant piece of work at backward point to prevent a boundary

England 11/0   AN Cook 4* (13b)
5.1

McKay to Cook, 1 run, opens the face and places this nicely into the covers

5.4

McKay to Cook, 2 runs, edged! Cook goes for the cut and it flies just over David Hussey at second slip then Lee pulls off a good diving save a third man

5.5

McKay to Cook, no run, back defending as he plays into the off side

5.6

McKay to Cook, no run, full outside off and left alone

England 15/0   AN Cook 7* (17b)
6.6

Cummins to Cook, no run, pushed across outside off and left alone...Cummins finding his feet in that first over but the speeds are good

England 22/0   AN Cook 7* (18b)
8.1

Cummins to Cook, no run, back of a length, not quite as full as Lee was, and Cook nudges into the leg side

8.2

Cummins to Cook, no run, fuller on off stump and defended with a solid thud to cover

8.3

Cummins to Cook, no run, the speed gun edging towards 90mph as Cook again pushes into the off side

8.4

Cummins to Cook, 1 run, dropped in short and it's quick, Cook goes for the hook and is fortunate that the top edge doesn't carry to fine leg

England 26/0   AN Cook 8* (22b)
10.1

Cummins to Cook, no run, worked towards midwicket

10.2

Cummins to Cook, no run, offered some width and latches into a cut but picks out backward point

10.3

Cummins to Cook, FOUR, lovely from Cook now, full outside off and he drives it square through the off side picking the gap perfectly. His first boundary.

10.4

Cummins to Cook, 1 run, short ball this time and Cook plays a swivel-pull all along the ground through square leg

10.6

Cummins to Cook, no run, another slower ball to end the over and Cook pushes to the off side

England 43/0   AN Cook 13* (27b 1x4)
11.2

Doherty to Cook, 1 run, stays round the wicket to Cook who pushes easily down to long-on

11.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, beaten as he tries to cut

11.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, comes forward and works from off stump to square leg

11.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, sweeps firmly from quite wide outside off, connects well but square leg makes a good save

England 46/0   AN Cook 14* (31b 1x4)
12.4

Watson to Cook, no run, good length, sliding across Cook and leaving him a touch, draws a false stroke - but no edge

12.5

Watson to Cook, 1 run, short and slightly wide, slashed behind point with a workmanlike swing of the arms

England 52/0   AN Cook 15* (33b 1x4)
13.1

Doherty to Cook, 1 run, tossed up and swept to deep backward square

13.6

Doherty to Cook, FOUR, short and wide, Cook hangs back and slaps this behind point for four more - all looking a lot easier for the English opening pair now

England 62/0   AN Cook 20* (35b 2x4)
14.6

Lee to Cook, 1 run, short, on the body, nudged into the leg side

England 64/0   AN Cook 21* (36b 2x4)
15.1

Watson to Cook, no run, good length, on the line of off, pushed defensively to cover

15.2

Watson to Cook, 1 run, pitched up outside off, Cook shuffles across and drives to mid-off, who misfields and they pick up one

15.6

Watson to Cook, 1 run, pitched up on leg stump, clipped through square

England 69/0   AN Cook 23* (39b 2x4)
16.1

Lee to Cook, no run, full, almost yorker length, and Cook does well to dig it out in front of middle and off

16.2

Lee to Cook, no run, pitched up and driven into the covers

16.3

Lee to Cook, FOUR, length ball on off, driven through mid-off and George Bailey misfields in Australian-middle-order-sitcom fashion to send the ball skittering away for four

16.4

Lee to Cook, no run, defended in front of the stumps

16.5

Lee to Cook, 1 run, wide of the stumps and cut aerially through the gully region

England 74/0   AN Cook 28* (44b 3x4)
17.1

Watson to Cook, 2 runs, almost two in two! Length ball down the leg side and Cook gets a faint edge on it, the ball hitting Wade's fingertips and running away

17.2

Watson to Cook, no run, defended in front of the stumps

17.3

Watson to Cook, no run, tight line and length, forward defensive

17.4

Watson to Cook, FOUR, too wide this time and Cook hammers a cut shot to the rope, a familiar, thrashing blow

17.5

Watson to Cook, no run, length ball outside off, no stroke

17.6

Watson to Cook, 1 run, pushed through outside off, edged on to the pads and they nab one

England 81/1   AN Cook 35* (50b 4x4)
18.1

Lee to Cook, 1 run, pitched up on the legs, clipped through square

18.4

Lee to Cook, FOUR, short and Cook is quickly on the pull (not like that - he's a married man) to crash a boundary through square on the leg side

18.5

Lee to Cook, no run, length ball on off, pushed back down the pitch

18.6

Lee to Cook, no run, tight line, gets forward and pushes short of cover

England 87/1   AN Cook 40* (54b 5x4)
19.6

Watson to Cook, no run, full and around off, gets forward and punched to mid-off

England 88/1   AN Cook 40* (55b 5x4)
20.3

Cummins to Cook, no run, length ball outside off, lets this one through

20.4

Cummins to Cook, no run, angled across and punched into the off side

20.5

Cummins to Cook, no run, fullish length, outside off and driven straight to mid-off

20.6

Cummins to Cook, OUT, Lord's falls quiet as Cook chases one outside off and nicks off. Cummins has his first international wicket against England (the first of many?) and Australia's bowlers are finally getting the rewards for their disciplined approach

AN Cook c †Wade b Cummins 40 (112m 59b 5x4 0x6) SR: 67.79

England 89/2   AN Cook 40 (59b 5x4)
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