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)
19.2

Broad to Clarke, no run, big appeal! Clarke shoulders arms and it flicks the pad as it heads over middle and leg. Blimey that was close. Trusted the bounce

19.3

Broad to Clarke, no run, good line, on off stump and Clarke defends to the off side

19.4

Broad to Clarke, no run, full at Clarke, which is good early in his innings, and played down to long-on

19.5

Broad to Clarke, no run, outside off and a more comfortable leave this time

19.6

Broad to Clarke, no run, full on off stump, punched firmly back to the bowler. A good, testing over.

Australia 98/2   MJ Clarke 0* (5b)
20.4

Anderson to Clarke, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Clarke drives elegantly down the ground for his first runs too

20.5

Anderson to Clarke, no run, length delivery, steps out and leaves

20.6

Anderson to Clarke, FOUR, drifts on to the pads and clipped fine, Bresnan gives chase but can't quite cut it off

Australia 111/3   MJ Clarke 8* (8b 2x4)
22.1

Anderson to Clarke, 1 run, length ball, on the stumps, nudged into the leg side

22.3

Anderson to Clarke, no run, back of a length, Clarke comes forward and defends to cover

22.4

Anderson to Clarke, 2 runs, full and tailing in, driven hard past extra-cover, Cook gallops across from mid-off and just about pulls it in

22.5

Anderson to Clarke, no run, length ball in the corridor, dabbed towards point, they think about one but Clarke elects against it

22.6

Anderson to Clarke, 1 run, on the pads, clipped into the leg side

Australia 118/3   MJ Clarke 12* (13b 2x4)
23.1

Finn to Clarke, no run, signs of menace again, back of a length, Clarke dangles his bat at it and is beaten outside off

23.2

Finn to Clarke, 1 run, darting in towards off, worked through midwicket off a good length

23.6

Finn to Clarke, 1 wide, wild delivery, veering away down the leg side as Finn loses control slightly

23.6

Finn to Clarke, no run, pitched up outside off, classical cover drive but fielded comfortably

Australia 121/3   MJ Clarke 13* (16b 2x4)
24.3

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, full and straight, pushed back to the bowler

24.4

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, length delivery, played towards cover

24.5

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, banged in, angling back towards the top of off, Clarke defends into the off side

24.6

Bresnan to Clarke, 1 run, touch short, on the body and worked square on the leg side

Australia 123/3   MJ Clarke 14* (20b 2x4)
25.1

Finn to Clarke, 1 run, full pitched and ducking back in late in the day, Clarke drives and gets an inside edge on to his front pad, the ball deflecting away and they grab one, despite an attempt at the stumps

25.4

Finn to Clarke, no run, pushed into the off side on the back foot

25.5

Finn to Clarke, no run, fullish length, on the stumps, solid forward defensive

25.6

Finn to Clarke, no run, back of a length, rising up at the batsman, who goes back and across to block

Australia 125/3   MJ Clarke 15* (24b 2x4)
27.1

Swann to Clarke, no run, tossed up outside off, punched to mid-on

27.2

Swann to Clarke, no run, dragged a bit shorter as Clarke leaves his crease, defended on the front foot

27.3

Swann to Clarke, 1 run, flighted on off, steps out and sweeps through square, there's a misfield but the man in the deep covers it

Australia 130/3   MJ Clarke 16* (27b 2x4)
28.5

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, outside the line of off, coming back a touch, Clarke plays it on the walk to midwicket

28.6

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, sliding down leg, flicks the pad and Kieswetter takes the catch

Australia 132/3   MJ Clarke 16* (29b 2x4)
30.1

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, full and Clarke mishits his drive straight back at Bresnan, who drops a dolly! The ball came off the toe of the bat, flew fairly tamely into Brezzie Lad's bread basket ... but he shells it

30.2

Bresnan to Clarke, FOUR, drifts down leg and this is flicked behind square for a galling/restorative four

30.3

Bresnan to Clarke, 1 run, bit of width, swings hard and a thick outside edge flies down to third man

30.6

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off, pushed square on the off side

Australia 142/4   MJ Clarke 21* (33b 3x4)
31.2

Finn to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length, dragged down through point

31.6

Finn to Clarke, no run, jaffer from Finn, back of a length, rising and holding its line ... too good even for Clarke

Australia 145/4   MJ Clarke 22* (35b 3x4)
32.2

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, touch short outside off, chopped towards point

32.3

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, length, veering down leg, Clarke wanders a long way across and misses with a glance ... Bresnan appeals for the wicket, Clarke wants a wide; neither gets

32.4

Bresnan to Clarke, 1 run, short and wide, dabbed through point for a single to the sweeper

Australia 147/4   MJ Clarke 23* (38b 3x4)
33.3

Swann to Clarke, no run, played awkwardly, a little leading edge back towards Swann

33.4

Swann to Clarke, 1 run, big stride and turned with the spin through midwicket

Australia 150/5   MJ Clarke 24* (40b 3x4)
34.1

Broad to Clarke, no run, back of a length and cut to point for a crowd catch

34.2

Broad to Clarke, 1 run, full and driven down to long off

Australia 151/5   MJ Clarke 25* (42b 3x4)
35.2

Swann to Clarke, 1 run, swept out to deep backward square leg

35.4

Swann to Clarke, no run, step away and a cut to cover

35.5

Swann to Clarke, 1 run, flatter ball moved through midwicket but only a single again

Australia 156/5   MJ Clarke 27* (45b 3x4)
36.1

Broad to Clarke, FOUR, ooo thin edge to fine third man for four, fortunate but four nevertheless, the type of fortune Australia need

36.2

Broad to Clarke, 1 run, straight delivery nearly slips past the drive which goes to long on for a single

36.5

Broad to Clarke, 1 run, good looking drive down to long off

Australia 163/5   MJ Clarke 33* (48b 4x4)
37.6

Swann to Clarke, 1 run, taken from off stump out to deep square leg

Australia 174/5   MJ Clarke 34* (49b 4x4)
38.1

Anderson to Clarke, 1 run, full and dug out through midwicket

38.3

Anderson to Clarke, 3 runs, full and flicked out into the leg side wide of deep midwicket

38.6

Anderson to Clarke, no run, Clarke came down the wicket but Anderson dropped it in a touch short forcing Clarke to adjust and just block to cover

Australia 180/5   MJ Clarke 38* (52b 4x4)
39.2

Swann to Clarke, 1 run, swept aerially and fielded well on the square boundary

Australia 182/5   MJ Clarke 39* (53b 4x4)
40.4

Anderson to Clarke, 2 runs, leading edge down to long off, so weakly did it travel that they come back for two

40.5

Anderson to Clarke, no run, turned to midwicket

40.6

Anderson to Clarke, 1 leg bye, length, off the pad to backwards square leg

Australia 193/5   MJ Clarke 41* (56b 4x4)
41.1

Swann to Clarke, FOUR, slightly short and cut in front of square for four, great shot

41.2

Swann to Clarke, no run, blocked back up the wicket

41.3

Swann to Clarke, SIX, shot! Massive strike into the Tavern stand, picked up from outside off and timed superbly into the crowd

41.4

Swann to Clarke, 1 run, swept hard out to deep square leg

41.6

Swann to Clarke, 1 run, turned through square leg

Australia 205/6   MJ Clarke 53* (61b 5x4 1x6)
42.1

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, length and pushed to midwicket

42.2

Bresnan to Clarke, 1 wide, slower ball and a leg side wide

42.2

Bresnan to Clarke, 2 runs, back of a length and chipped over midwicket, long on goes round

42.3

Bresnan to Clarke, FOUR, stepped across the stumps and turned around the corner, no-one at backward square and that's four more

42.4

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, full ball strikes the pad, a huge appeal, surely going down, given not out but they review it, I thought it was going down, hitting in line with leg stump but indeed, going a mile down

42.5

Bresnan to Clarke, 2 runs, back of a length and taken behind square leg again, two this time

42.6

Bresnan to Clarke, OUT, got him this time! A similar delivery to earlier in the over but this is much straight and up goes the finger! Bang in front this is, he swings across it and caught plumb in front, game over now is it?

MJ Clarke lbw b Bresnan 61 (104m 67b 6x4 1x6) SR: 91.04

Australia 214/7   MJ Clarke 61 (67b 6x4 1x6)
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