NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 1st ODI

England v Australia

England won by 15 runs

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

England 19/0   IR Bell 8* (23b 1x4)   PJ Cummins 0.4-0-4-0

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

England 33/0   IR Bell 20* (35b 2x4)   CJ McKay 4.3-1-15-0

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

England 37/0   IR Bell 24* (36b 3x4)   CJ McKay 4.4-1-19-0

10.3

Cummins to Cook, FOUR, lovely from Cook now, full outside off and he drives it square through the off side picking the gap perfectly. His first boundary.

England 41/0   AN Cook 12* (25b 1x4)   PJ Cummins 2.3-0-13-0

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

England 50/0   IR Bell 31* (43b 4x4)   SR Watson 0.2-0-4-0

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

England 57/0   IR Bell 36* (47b 5x4)   XJ Doherty 1.3-0-8-0

13.6

Doherty to Cook, FOUR, short and wide, Cook hangs back and slaps this behind point for four more - all looking a lot easier for the English opening pair now

England 62/0   AN Cook 20* (35b 2x4)   XJ Doherty 2-0-13-0

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

England 73/0   AN Cook 27* (42b 3x4)   B Lee 4.3-1-11-0

17.4

Watson to Cook, FOUR, too wide this time and Cook hammers a cut shot to the rope, a familiar, thrashing blow

England 80/1   AN Cook 34* (48b 4x4)   SR Watson 2.4-0-17-0

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

England 87/1   AN Cook 40* (52b 5x4)   B Lee 5.4-1-18-1

25.4

Doherty to Trott, FOUR, full and flighted, Trott skips forward and pokes Neil Mulligan right in the eye lofts Doherty straight back down the ground for four

England 110/2   IJL Trott 14* (24b 1x4)   XJ Doherty 3.4-0-23-0

27.3

Doherty to Bopara, FOUR, down the pitch and drilled through the off side, but he was nearly done in the flight as Doherty tossed it fuller and wider as he saw Bopara charge but the batsman held his nerve

England 120/2   RS Bopara 14* (18b 1x4)   XJ Doherty 4.3-0-29-0

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

England 155/3   EJG Morgan 16* (22b 1x4)   B Lee 6.1-1-22-1

37.4

Cummins to Trott, FOUR, very wide and Trott finally latches onto one with timing and placement as he dispatches it away from deep cover

England 163/3   IJL Trott 42* (61b 2x4)   PJ Cummins 8.4-0-36-1

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

England 178/3   IJL Trott 48* (64b 3x4)   B Lee 7.4-1-32-1

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

England 203/4   EJG Morgan 40* (39b 2x4 1x6)   CJ McKay 8.1-1-32-1

44.1

Cummins to Morgan, FOUR, short and shovelled wristily over square leg, that fair flew out of the middle, dying half a yard in front of the rope

England 212/4   EJG Morgan 47* (43b 3x4 1x6)   PJ Cummins 9.1-0-47-1

47.1

Watson to Kieswetter, FOUR, and after more than a few sighters, Kieswetter follows Morgan's example by stepping away and crashing the ball back over the bowler's head

England 242/4   C Kieswetter 17* (21b 1x4)   SR Watson 8.1-0-42-0

47.6

Watson to Morgan, FOUR, overpitched, drilled low along the surface, very fine straight back past the bowler and beats the dive of long-off

England 257/4   EJG Morgan 81* (58b 4x4 4x6)   SR Watson 9-0-57-0

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   EJG Morgan 86* (61b 5x4 4x6)   B Lee 10-1-57-1

49.2

Watson to Kieswetter, FOUR, length ball and Kieswetter turns inventor, going down on one knee to flip the ball over his head for four down to long leg

England 268/4   C Kieswetter 24* (27b 2x4)   SR Watson 9.2-0-61-0
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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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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