NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 1st ODI

England v Australia

England won by 15 runs

0.2

Lee to Bell, no run, touch of movement for Lee, this is outside off and shapes away from Bell who shoulders arms

0.3

Lee to Bell, no run, makes him play this time, fuller on off stump and it's defended square into the off side

0.4

Lee to Bell, no run, beauty! This one beats the edge, it was shorter and seamed away from Bell...it was still on the rise when Wade gathered it

0.5

Lee to Bell, 1 run, onto the front foot, pushes into the off side and there's a gap at cover

England 2/0   IR Bell 1* (4b)

1.1

McKay to Bell, 4 leg byes, quite a big appeal from McKay as this takes the pad and glances away fine past the keeper but it didn't seem to have much going for it

1.2

McKay to Bell, no run, wide outside off and left alone

1.3

McKay to Bell, no run, that's a good length, full on off stump and it squirts off a thick outside edge as Bell pushes into the shot

1.4

McKay to Bell, no run, punchy stroke from Bell, driven firmly back towards the bowler who gets his left hand on it

1.5

McKay to Bell, no run, back of a length outside off, left alone and this one barely reaches Matthew Wade

1.6

McKay to Bell, no run, good one to finish with, shapes away from off stump and scoots past the outside edge...this is a morning where a Test-match top-order could serve England well

England 6/0   IR Bell 1* (10b)

3.1

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

3.2

McKay to Bell, no run, seams back into Bell but it is wide enough for him to leave alone

3.3

McKay to Bell, 1 run, out with a hit! Bell was short. He pushed it towards Cummins at mid-on and raced off for a single after a series of dot balls.

3.6

McKay to Bell, no run, loose from Bell, he fishes outside off without any footwork and is lucky not to edge this to the keeper

England 8/0   IR Bell 2* (14b)

4.2

Lee to Bell, 1 run, movement for Lee but Bell plays this one well with soft hands and guides it fine of backward point towards third man

4.5

Lee to Bell, no run, back on off stump, Bell walks into a defensive push to cover

4.6

Lee to Bell, no run, this one jags back onto Bell and plays it late and the ball bobbles towards the slips

England 11/0   IR Bell 3* (17b)

5.2

McKay to Bell, no run, Given caught behind! Bell reviews straight away. Has this taken the inside edge? Was a superb delivery that nipped back and it appears it may have hit his trouser pocket. Now the players have walked off for rain and still no decision given. Everyone hanging around. And it's not out. So Bell walks off but isn't out.

5.3

McKay to Bell, 1 run, moves back into Bell who works it neatly down to fine leg

England 13/0   IR Bell 4* (19b)

6.1

Cummins to Bell, no run, starts full on off stump and driven without much timing into the covers

6.2

Cummins to Bell, no run, back of a length outside off and left alone

6.3

Cummins to Bell, no run, tucked off the body into the leg side

6.4

Cummins to Bell, FOUR, back of a length, Bell goes for the pull and gets a big top edge that flies over the keeper and slips for the first boundary off the bat

6.5

Cummins to Bell, 3 runs, lovely drive, leans onto the front and punches perfectly straight back down the pitch...Doherty chases hard and pulls it in just before the rope. Outfield still quite damp.

England 22/0   IR Bell 11* (24b 1x4)

7.1

McKay to Bell, no run, full on off stump, sweetly timed drive but he picks out the man at cover

7.2

McKay to Bell, 1 wide, dragged short and wide outside off, Bell chases it and loses his shape on the shot...it's too wide for the umpire

7.2

McKay to Bell, 2 runs, flies off a thick outside edge as Bell drives, it goes in the air for a while but wide of backward point

7.3

McKay to Bell, no run, solid this time from Bell, comes forward and defends with bat and pad together

7.4

McKay to Bell, no run, back of a length and played to the covers

7.5

McKay to Bell, no run, that's a good one, angled into Bell then straightens off the seam...actually beats the edge by quite a distance

7.6

McKay to Bell, no run, fraction to wide this time and Bell pulls his bat inside the line

England 25/0   IR Bell 13* (30b 1x4)

8.5

Cummins to Bell, no run, back of a length outside off, shapes back into the right hander but he's able to leave

8.6

Cummins to Bell, 1 run, opens the face and runs it down to third man

England 27/0   IR Bell 14* (32b 1x4)

9.1

McKay to Bell, 2 runs, comes towards the bowler who drops it shorter and Bell then pulls through midwicket although doesn't time it cleanly

9.2

McKay to Bell, no run, short of a length, defended to the off side

9.3

McKay to Bell, FOUR, now he opens up through the off side, it was a full delivery and he didn't hold back with a drive which flew in the air but between cover and mid-off

9.4

McKay to Bell, FOUR, what a gem of a shot. A perfect on-drive from Bell as he leans on a full ball with pristine timing. Even on a damp outfield it raced away

9.5

McKay to Bell, no run, drags the length back and Bell defends

9.6

McKay to Bell, no run, beaten as he tries to drive. McKay answers back a touch with that last ball as it swings away nicely to beat the edge

England 37/0   IR Bell 24* (38b 3x4)

10.5

Cummins to Bell, 1 run, a slower delivery which is quite short, Bell runs it down to third man

England 43/0   IR Bell 25* (39b 3x4)

11.1

Doherty to Bell, 1 run, round the wicket, very full and driven down to long-off

11.3

Doherty to Bell, 1 run, easily milked down to long-off passed a diving Doherty

England 46/0   IR Bell 27* (41b 3x4)

12.1

Watson to Bell, no run, length ball, dabbed towards point

12.2

Watson to Bell, FOUR, pitched up on the stumps and whipped smartly in front of midwicket for another sweetly timed boundary for Bell

12.3

Watson to Bell, 1 run, length ball outside off, dropped short on the off side for a quick single

12.6

Watson to Bell, no run, tight line on off, good length, defended into off side

England 52/0   IR Bell 32* (45b 4x4)

13.2

Doherty to Bell, no run, flighted on the stumps, pushed into the off side coming forward

13.3

Doherty to Bell, FOUR, full toss from Doherty and Bell had already reversed the grip, reverse paddling four through the vacant third man area - impudent stuff

13.4

Doherty to Bell, no run, tossed up and driven to cover

13.5

Doherty to Bell, 1 run, length ball on off, tapped short of cover for another one

England 58/0   IR Bell 37* (49b 5x4)

14.1

Lee to Bell, no run, full and outside off, driven to mid-off on the front foot

14.2

Lee to Bell, no run, tight line, quite full in length again, punched towards cover

14.3

Lee to Bell, no run, back of a length, Bell thinks about pulling but decides against it, ducking his head out of the way

14.4

Lee to Bell, no run, short of a good length again, on the stumps, defended back down the track and Lee fields

14.5

Lee to Bell, 1 run, full and wide, steered through point to the man on the boundary rope

England 63/0   IR Bell 38* (54b 5x4)

15.3

Watson to Bell, no run, touch short, on the stumps, defended

15.4

Watson to Bell, 2 runs, bit of width and chopped through gully, third man comes round to cut it off

15.5

Watson to Bell, 1 run, in the corridor outside off, driven through cover

England 68/0   IR Bell 41* (57b 5x4)

16.6

Lee to Bell, OUT, oh no, Bell MK II suffers a familiar glitch, hit in front of off and he has to go, no matter how attractive his 41 was! It was another testing ball from Lee, nipping back just a shade and Bell tried to drive back down the pitch, looked like a good call from Aleem Dar and the batsman decides against reviewing

IR Bell lbw b Lee 41 (91m 58b 5x4 0x6) SR: 70.68

England 74/1   IR Bell 41 (58b 5x4)
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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