NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 1st ODI

England v Australia

England won by 15 runs

1.1

Finn to Warner, no run, good length on the off stump, blocked back up the wicket

1.2

Finn to Warner, 3 runs, back foot punch through extra cover, fine stroke, just hauled back by Cook at the boundary

1.3

Finn to Watson, no run, blocked on the front foot around off stump

1.4

Finn to Watson, 1 run, little bit of width and chopped down to third man

1.5

Finn to Warner, no run, length and Warner went to play to leg and got done for pace, getting struck on the thigh pad

1.6

Finn to Warner, no run, much fuller and draws Warner into the drive, he plays and misses

Australia 9/0   ST Finn 1-0-4-0

3.1

Finn to Watson, no run, angled in and striking the pad

3.2

Finn to Watson, no run, length and left alone outside off

3.3

Finn to Watson, no run, angled in again, Watson goes to whip it away and misses, a strangled lbw appeal

3.4

Finn to Watson, no run, forward to block

3.5

Finn to Watson, no run, big bumper and ignored, wide? Apparently not

3.6

Finn to Watson, 1 run, dropped in front of cover, Bopara comes in as they take a single and fails to gather so they get home with ease

Australia 11/0   ST Finn 2-0-5-0

5.1

Finn to Warner, no run, full on off stump, driven on the walk to mid off

5.2

Finn to Warner, 1 run, pushed to cover, Bopara again...misses again when a run out was on, that was miles away

5.3

Finn to Watson, FOUR, marvellous stroke down the ground for four, Watson is so good in taking a huge stride and then thumping the ball straight, that was a joy to watch

5.4

Finn to Watson, OUT, cry for caught behind as Watson looked to back-cut, given not out and England, who were convinced, refer this, there's a noise...and a mark on Hot Spot, this is going to be out and indeed up goes the finger. Watson stood still and tried to angle the ball away and got a thin nick through. England knew straight away, Aleem Dar perhaps couldn't hear the nick because of the wind but DRS again shows its worth

SR Watson c †Kieswetter b Finn 12 (24m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

5.5

Finn to Bailey, no run, back of a length and blocked back up the wicket

5.6

Finn to Bailey, no run, angled in and blocked back up the wicket again

Australia 20/1   ST Finn 3-0-10-1

7.1

Finn to Warner, 3 runs, slightly short again and a short-arm pull through midwicket, that will make Warner feel better

7.2

Finn to Bailey, 1 run, too straight and tucked behind square on the leg side

7.3

Finn to Warner, no run, back of a length and cut to cover point

7.4

Finn to Warner, FOUR, taken from the top of the bounce and smashed past cover, thumping stroke, a little bit of width is all Warner needs

7.5

Finn to Warner, 2 runs, pulled down to long leg and they scramble back for two

7.6

Finn to Warner, FOUR, another smashed four through the off side

Australia 41/1   ST Finn 4-0-24-1

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

23.3

Finn to Hussey, no run, touch short, played back down the pitch from the crease

23.4

Finn to Hussey, no run, short of a length, straightens on off, Hussey prods tentatively as the ball fizzes past the edge and over the stumps

23.5

Finn to Hussey, 1 run, fuller, tucked off the legs towards mid-on

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   ST Finn 5-0-27-1

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

25.2

Finn to Hussey, no run, good length outside off, Hussey goes back and leaves

25.3

Finn to Hussey, 1 run, short, pushed towards mid-on, this could be tight but Cook misses with his throw at the non-striker's end

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   ST Finn 6-0-29-1

29.1

Finn to Hussey, OUT, bumper, Hussey gets in a tangle, the ball hits him on the helmet ... and drops on to the stumps! Strange dismissal, that, Hussey mistimed his pull completely, was hit on the shoudler, then the helmet, the ball finally plopping on to the wicket

DJ Hussey b Finn 13 (37m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.82

29.2

Finn to Smith, no run, defended in front of off stump

29.3

Finn to Smith, no run, pitched up a tad more, played towards point

29.4

Finn to Smith, no run, back of a length, angling in, defended on the back foot

29.5

Finn to Smith, 2 runs, touch short, pitches and holds its line, Smith plays away from his body and the ball dies before reaching Anderson at second slip, who deflects it past Cook at first

29.6

Finn to Smith, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, chopped behind point for a couple

Australia 136/4   ST Finn 7-0-33-2

31.1

Finn to Smith, 1 run, on the stumps, worked into the leg side

31.2

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

31.3

Finn to Smith, no run, Smith has a big roundhouse swing at a bouncer, which fairly cuts him in half

31.4

Finn to Smith, no run, full and outside off, driven to cover

31.5

Finn to Smith, 1 run, touch short, angling down leg, turned off the pads into a gap in front of midwicket

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   ST Finn 8-0-36-2

43.1

Finn to Lee, no run, forward onto off stump and blocked

43.2

Finn to Lee, FOUR, short ball and Lee ducks, it comes off a top edge and flies over the keeper, the periscope Bumble's called it, left his bat up when he ducked and got a top edge for four!

43.3

Finn to Lee, 1 run, pushed into midwicket

43.4

Finn to McKay, no run, fine back of a length nip-awayer that McKay gets nowhere near

43.5

Finn to McKay, 1 run, push from middle and leg wide of mid on

43.6

Finn to Lee, no run, another fine delivery slides past the outside edge as Lee just plodded forward

Australia 220/7   ST Finn 9-0-42-2

49.1

Finn to Doherty, 1 run, steps to leg, gets hit on the body, they charge a run, Finn can't hit the bowler's end stump so they take a run

49.2

Finn to Lee, 1 run, length ball drilled down the ground

49.3

Finn to Doherty, 1 run, inside edge behind square on the leg side to a length ball

49.4

Finn to Lee, no run, length ball, a heave and a miss and England have all but won

49.5

Finn to Lee, 2 runs, slapped into the off side the come back for two

49.6

Finn to Lee, no run, another huge swing and a miss

Australia 257/9   ST Finn 10-0-47-2
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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