NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 1st ODI

England v Australia

England won by 15 runs

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   CJ McKay 1-1-0-0

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.

3.4

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

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   CJ McKay 2-1-2-0

5.1

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

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

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   CJ McKay 3-1-6-0

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   CJ McKay 4-1-9-0

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   CJ McKay 5-1-19-0

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

28.2

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, off the mark straight away as he drives off the back foot to deep cover

28.3

McKay to Trott, no run, back of a length, defended with soft hands to gully

28.4

McKay to Trott, 1 run, uses his feet to McKay then drives him over cover to the man sweeping on the boundary

28.5

McKay to Morgan, no run, pushed wider outside off and left alone

28.6

McKay to Morgan, no run, closer to off stump but Morgan again opts not to play

England 123/3   CJ McKay 6-1-21-1

30.1

McKay to Trott, no run, pushed square into the off side

30.2

McKay to Trott, 1 run, goes across his crease and works it through midwicket out to the sweeper

30.3

McKay to Morgan, no run, drives and misses outside off, wasn't that full and he was aiming on the up

30.4

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, on the back foot, opens the face to find the gap

30.5

McKay to Trott, 1 run, a slower ball which is dragged down a touch short and Trott pulls to deep square

30.6

McKay to Morgan, 2 runs, latches onto some width with a front-foot cut which he doesn't time that well and it allows Lee to tidy up from deep cover

England 131/3   CJ McKay 7-1-26-1

41.1

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, touch short, pushed across as Morgan steps out and angles the ball through point for one

41.2

McKay to Kieswetter, no run, length ball outside, coming back a touch, Kieswetter offers no stroke

41.3

McKay to Kieswetter, no run, touch short of a good length, angled in towards the stumps, dabbed into the on side

41.4

McKay to Kieswetter, no run, good length, just outside off, Kieswetter advances and attempts to mow the ball down the ground ... but fails to get ball on bat

41.5

McKay to Kieswetter, no run, shorter length, stays back and defends

41.6

McKay to Kieswetter, 1 run, pitched up outside off and driven square to the cover sweeper

England 193/4   CJ McKay 8-1-28-1

43.1

McKay to Morgan, FOUR, pitched up outside odd, Morgan narrows the gap and slams a lusty drive between mid-off and extra-cover for four, fierce stuff

43.2

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, on the stumps and worked to mid-on this time

43.3

McKay to Kieswetter, 1 run, back of a length, dropped into the off side for one

43.4

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, full and wide, dribbled back down the ground to long-off

43.5

McKay to Kieswetter, 1 run, slower ball outside off, patted through the covers

43.6

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, full and tickled into the off side for another single

England 208/4   CJ McKay 9-1-37-1

45.1

McKay to Kieswetter, 1 run, full and straight, punched through the leg side with a flick of the wrists

45.2

McKay to Morgan, no run, takes the pace off it, little bit short and wide but Morgan's flashing blade only finds the man at point

45.3

McKay to Morgan, 2 runs, pitched up outside off, Morgan manufactures a drive the infield, out to wide long-on, and they scamper a couple

45.4

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, pitched up outside off and drilled down the ground

45.5

McKay to Kieswetter, no run, slower ball, out the back off the hand, completely befuddles Kieswetter, who misses with a pulled and the ball bounces over the stumps

45.6

McKay to Kieswetter, 2 runs, another slower one, this time clubbed into a gap in front of deep midwicket, good running brings a couple

England 224/4   CJ McKay 10-1-43-1
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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