NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 1st ODI

England v Australia

England won by 15 runs

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

0.2

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

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   B Lee 1-0-2-0

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   B Lee 2-1-2-0

4.1

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

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

4.3

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

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   B Lee 3-1-5-0

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

14.6

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

England 64/0   B Lee 4-1-7-0

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

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   B Lee 5-1-12-1

18.1

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

18.2

Lee to Trott, no run, back of a length outside off, played towards point

18.3

Lee to Trott, 1 run, length ball, seaming back a touch from outside off and deflected past leg stump via Trott's inside edge

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   B Lee 6-1-18-1

36.1

Lee to Morgan, FOUR, nicely played, taken from outside off stump with a turn of the wrists. It beats mid-on and a laboured McKay can't catch it

36.2

Lee to Morgan, no run, pulls the length back a little and pushed firmly to cover

36.3

Lee to Morgan, 1 run, cut in the air through gully and reaches third man in a flash

36.4

Lee to Trott, 1 run, a full toss outside off stump takes Trott by surprise but he ends up playing it quite well down to third man...as though he didn't pick up that delivery

36.5

Lee to Morgan, no run, defended back towards the bowler

36.6

Lee to Morgan, no run, ooh, he nearly chops this into the stumps but the bottom edges scoots past Wade to fine leg

England 157/3   B Lee 7-1-24-1

38.1

Lee to Trott, 1 run, guided down to third man

38.2

Lee to Morgan, 2 runs, full and wide, driven in the air over backward point with an open face and more excellent work on the boundary, this time by Cummins, to save the boundary as he flicks it back to his team-mate

38.3

Lee to Morgan, 1 run, pushed square through point

38.4

Lee to Trott, FOUR, driven off a thick outside edge and it races fine of third man...another useful boundary, some momentum building

38.5

Lee to Trott, 2 runs, angled backward of point and good running brings two to take him to another half-century, this one off 65 balls

38.6

Lee to Trott, 2 runs, sweetly driven through the off side, the sweeper is square and can't cut off the second...12 off the over, to go with 13 off the previous one

England 182/3   B Lee 8-1-36-1

46.1

Lee to Morgan, no run, full and straight, Morgan can't quite dig it out and Lee fields

46.2

Lee to Morgan, 1 run, pitched up wide of the stumps, chopped through cover-point to the man in the deep

46.3

Lee to Kieswetter, 1 run, another wide full-bunger from Lee, Kieswetter practically falls over bringing his bat down to squeeze the ball away square on the off side

46.4

Lee to Morgan, no run, bouncer but taking the pace off it, Morgan had stepped away and is foxed, no stroke played as the ball loops past

46.5

Lee to Morgan, SIX, full toss and this time Morgan does connect, bunting a maximum over wide long-on

46.6

Lee to Morgan, SIX, and he goes again! This one was only fractionally overpitched but Morgan stepped out and swiped Lee back over the rope, the same part of the ground, rather undoing all the bowler's good work in that over

England 238/4   B Lee 9-1-50-1

48.1

Lee to Kieswetter, 1 run, pitched up outside off, Kieswetter steps out and across, thinking to slog, changes his mind and deflects the ball short on the off side

48.2

Lee to Morgan, 1 run, pitched up wide of off, dragged back down the pitch for a single to long-off

48.3

Lee to Kieswetter, no run, yorker-length outside off, Kieswetter again looking to free his arms and can only chop into the off side

48.4

Lee to Kieswetter, 1 run, length ball outside off, slapped through the cover region

48.5

Lee to Morgan, no run, round the wicket, full and wide, might have taken the pace off a bit and Morgan misses with a big old yahoo

48.6

Lee to Morgan, FOUR, full and well wide, this time Morgan gets under it, the ball slicing away off the toe of the bat, over gully and skipping to the boundary

England 264/4   B Lee 10-1-57-1
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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