NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 1st ODI

England v Australia

England won by 15 runs

James Anderson to open the bowling with the dangerous Shane Watson and the even more dangerous David Warner opening the batting. A bright start would be most welcome for the visitors...

Hello everyone, Australia today is it! These opponents change almost as quickly as the British weather, which now is lovely and warm with regular sunshine. Ideal conditions for the Aussies to try and chase 273 - a score that England did jolly well to get from where they were. Should be a very interesting second half...

0.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, length around off stump and Watson forward to block

0.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, almost identically delivered and identically played

0.3

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, ran down to third man and the chase is underway

0.4

Anderson to Warner, no run, blocked going back and across off stump

0.5

Anderson to Warner, 1 wide, full down leg side

0.5

Anderson to Warner, 1 run, slightly straighter and tucked through square leg

0.6

Anderson to Watson, 2 runs, too straight to the right-hander now and worked through square leg

Tidy opening over for the Australians...

End of over 1 (5 runs) Australia 5/0 (268 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.46)
SR Watson    3* (4b)      JM Anderson    1-0-5-0
DA Warner    1* (2b)     

From t'other end it's Steve Finn...

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

Good wheels from Finn there, hurrying Dave...

End of over 2 (4 runs) Australia 9/0 (264 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 5.50)
DA Warner    4* (6b)      ST Finn    1-0-4-0
SR Watson    4* (6b)      JM Anderson    1-0-5-0

This series has dragged me back from a Cornish holiday, blasted Australians...

2.1

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, length and played down to third man on the front foot, opening the face

2.2

Anderson to Warner, no run, just outside off and tucked to point

2.3

Anderson to Warner, no run, fine delivery, leaving Watson from a good length and beating his defensive push

2.4

Anderson to Warner, no run, back of a length now and tucked to midwicket

2.5

Anderson to Warner, no run, driven without foot movement and another play and miss

A good line to Warner early on, really feeling for it...

2.6

Anderson to Warner, no run, this is closer to him and he drops it to cover

Good set from Anderson...

End of over 3 (1 run) Australia 10/0 (263 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 5.59)
DA Warner    4* (11b)      JM Anderson    2-0-6-0
SR Watson    5* (7b)      ST Finn    1-0-4-0

Before you ask...a bit of cycling, a bit of golf and a bit of walking, plenty of fresh fish too, often from waters only a few yards away, wonderful...

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

End of over 4 (1 run) Australia 11/0 (262 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 2.75, RRR: 5.69)
SR Watson    6* (13b)      ST Finn    2-0-5-0
DA Warner    4* (11b)      JM Anderson    2-0-6-0

Very sharp stuff from Finn thus far...can England find an early wicket...

4.1

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, pulled off only a length really out to the man in the deep on the leg side

4.2

Anderson to Warner, no run, length around off stump and blocked back to Anderson

England have been good to Warner so far...

4.3

Anderson to Warner, 1 run, a touch too straight but only a single via midwicket

4.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, length and Watson stands still and tries to angle to third man but finds gully

4.5

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, very full and squeezed through square leg for one

4.6

Anderson to Warner, 1 run, length played just wide enough of mid on for a sharp single

End of over 5 (4 runs) Australia 15/0 (258 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 5.73)
DA Warner    6* (14b)      JM Anderson    3-0-10-0
SR Watson    8* (16b)      ST Finn    2-0-5-0

Yet to see Warner give it a biff...

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

Are you watching BCCI!?!

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

A fine, quick over from Finn, the pace probably did for Watson, good blow for England...

End of over 6 (5 runs) Australia 20/1 (253 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 5.75)
GJ Bailey    0* (2b)      ST Finn    3-0-10-1
DA Warner    7* (16b)      JM Anderson    3-0-10-0

6.1

Anderson to Warner, no run, length outside off and this time Warner is leaving

6.2

Anderson to Warner, 1 leg bye, Warner gets a long way across and gets struck on the pad, large appeal from behind the bat, nothing from the bowler, probably too high. pitched just outside too

6.3

Anderson to Bailey, no run, length and blocked around off stump

6.4

Anderson to Bailey, 2 runs, a hint of width and carved to third man

6.5

Anderson to Bailey, no run, length and left alone outside off

6.6

Anderson to Bailey, FOUR, slightly short and pulled to the wide midwicket fence

Confident start for Bailey...

End of over 7 (7 runs) Australia 27/1 (246 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.85, RRR: 5.72)
GJ Bailey    6* (6b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-16-0
DA Warner    7* (18b)      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

Couple of poor overs from England since the wicket...

End of over 8 (14 runs) Australia 41/1 (232 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 5.52)
DA Warner    20* (23b 2x4)      ST Finn    4-0-24-1
GJ Bailey    7* (7b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-16-0

And in light of those two overs, TIm Bresnan replaces Anderson...

8.1

Bresnan to Bailey, 1 run, starts back of a length and gets tucked into midwicket

8.2

Bresnan to Warner, 1 run, tucked through square leg this time

"As a concession to the BCCI how about the DRS system is renamed the DLF-DRS or the Tendulkar DRS?" That might just work Robbie...

8.3

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, off stump and blocked back up the wicket

8.4

Bresnan to Bailey, 1 wide, leg side wide

8.4

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, full and left outside off

8.5

Bresnan to Bailey, 1 run, length and dropped in front of mid on

8.6

Bresnan to Warner, FOUR, taken from only just back of a length outside off and heaved over mid on with a pull, didn't really seem to get hold of it either but it sails for a one bounce four, great shot

Poor start for Bresnan, didn't get it right at all there for me...

End of over 9 (8 runs) Australia 49/1 (224 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.44, RRR: 5.46)
DA Warner    25* (25b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-8-0
GJ Bailey    9* (11b 1x4)      ST Finn    4-0-24-1

Stuart Broad now to try and stem what is now an excellent start for Australia, England need another strike...

9.1

Broad to Bailey, no run, length outside off and left

9.2

Broad to Bailey, no run, pulled to midwicket

9.3

Broad to Bailey, no run, length and left again outside off

9.4

Broad to Bailey, no run, length and tighter on the off stump now, ran back to the bowler

9.5

Broad to Bailey, 1 run, pulled out to deep square leg

A lot of comments about Hot Spot not picking up faint edges, remember now the cameras are much improved and do pick up the fainter nicks...

9.6

Broad to Warner, no run, short and flicked at and missed

A good Powerplay for Australia, solid start to this testing chase and Gnasher is back with you...

End of over 10 (1 run) Australia 50/1 (223 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.57)
DA Warner    25* (26b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-1-0
GJ Bailey    10* (16b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-8-0

Thanks Alex

10.1

Bresnan to Bailey, 1 run, short ball and hooked away, not in complete control and it was more top edge than middle but didn't carry to fine leg

10.2

Bresnan to Warner, FOUR, another short ball and this one is dispatches much more effectively as Warner pulls it backward of square

10.3

Bresnan to Warner, no run, full on middle and leg, defended towards mid-on

10.4

Bresnan to Warner, 1 run, pulls again, this time in front of square and goes straight to Bopara in the deep

10.5

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, outside off, defended to the off side back towards the bowler

10.6

Bresnan to Bailey, 1 run, opens the face and guides comfortably down to third man

End of over 11 (7 runs) Australia 57/1 (216 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.18, RRR: 5.53)
GJ Bailey    12* (19b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-15-0
DA Warner    30* (29b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-1-0

Time for spin. Graeme Swann into the attack. David Warner has said he'll switch-hit him. This should be good

11.1

Swann to Bailey, 1 run, full and worked down to long-on

11.2

Swann to Warner, 1 run, nicely flight outside off and it's very sedately driven out to deep cover

11.3

Swann to Bailey, 1 run, down to long-on

11.4

Swann to Warner, no run, grips a little and takes a thick outside edge towards short third man

Slip comes in

11.5

Swann to Warner, 1 run, quicker and shorter, Warner onto the back foot and punches to deep cover

11.6

Swann to Bailey, no run, worked into the leg side...tidy start from Swann

End of over 12 (4 runs) Australia 61/1 (212 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.08, RRR: 5.57)
GJ Bailey    14* (22b 1x4)      GP Swann    1-0-4-0
DA Warner    32* (32b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-15-0

Stuart Broad changes ends to replace Tim Bresnan

12.1

Broad to Warner, no run, good start, full on middle and off, Warner defends from the crease

12.2

Broad to Warner, no run, hint of movement back into Warner as he plays to the leg side

12.3

Broad to Warner, 1 run, stays very straight to Warner and this time he's worked square on the leg side

12.4

Broad to Bailey, 2 runs, short of a length, Bailey deep in his crease and flicks it between deep square and long leg

12.5

Broad to Bailey, no run, full on off stump, defended towards mid-on

12.6

Broad to Bailey, no run, up at Bailey's toes and it's flicked firmly to mid-on which means no chance of a single

End of over 13 (3 runs) Australia 64/1 (209 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.92, RRR: 5.64)
GJ Bailey    16* (25b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-4-0
DA Warner    33* (35b 4x4)      GP Swann    1-0-4-0

13.1

Swann to Warner, no run, dragged down short, cut away firmly but well fielded by Cook at cover

13.2

Swann to Warner, no run, defended from middle stump into the off side

13.3

Swann to Warner, no run, nice bowling, tossed up enticingly and gets a thick outside edge as he drives

13.4

Swann to Warner, no run, goes back and is taken on the pads by a straighter ball (or one that doesn't turn) but it's going well down leg

13.5

Swann to Warner, no run, full and pushed back to Swann...lovely contest brewing

13.6

Swann to Warner, 1 run, goes back and works this into midwicket so he'll keep the strike

End of over 14 (1 run) Australia 65/1 (208 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.64, RRR: 5.77)
DA Warner    34* (41b 4x4)      GP Swann    2-0-5-0
GJ Bailey    16* (25b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-4-0

14.1

Broad to Warner, no run, full and thumping powerfully towards mid-off, it pitches just short so makes it quite a tricky stop for Trott

14.2

Broad to Warner, SIX, that's big, dropped in short by Broad and Warner's eyes light up as he pulls it over the deep midwicket boundary

14.3

Broad to Warner, no run, back fuller on off stump, defended square into the off side

14.4

Broad to Warner, no run, driven with an open face and but Bopara is in the way at backward point

14.5

Broad to Warner, 1 run, that could have been nasty...Bopara nearly gets one in the face which bounces in the footmarks of the other wickets

14.6

Broad to Bailey, no run, good line to finish with, on off stump and defended back to Broad

End of over 15 (7 runs) Australia 72/1 (201 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 5.74)
GJ Bailey    16* (26b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-11-0
DA Warner    41* (46b 4x4 1x6)      GP Swann    2-0-5-0

15.1

Swann to Warner, no run, pushed into the off side

15.2

Swann to Warner, 1 run, comes forward and opens the face to find the gap out to deep cover

Doesn't appear England have taken the bowling Powerplay

15.3

Swann to Bailey, 1 run, worked with the spin to square leg, good work from Anderson

15.4

Swann to Warner, 1 run, full outside off, driven firmly square through the off side

15.5

Swann to Bailey, no run, defended off the back foot

15.6

Swann to Bailey, no run, flicked along the ground to midwicket

End of over 16 (3 runs) Australia 75/1 (198 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.68, RRR: 5.82)
GJ Bailey    17* (29b 1x4)      GP Swann    3-0-8-0
DA Warner    43* (49b 4x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    3-0-11-0

Another change of bowling and it's Ravi Bopara

16.1

Bopara to Warner, 1 run, hint of width first up, driven away square and there's a fumble at backward point by Morgan

16.2

Bopara to Bailey, 1 run, shapes back into Bailey who plays it late to third man

16.3

Bopara to Warner, 1 run, short of a length, whipped away off the stumps to deep square

16.4

Bopara to Bailey, 1 run, opens the face and sends this fine of backward point...comfortably milking Bopara's first over

16.5

Bopara to Warner, no run, good work by Bell at midwicket, Warner turned it off the stumps and was keen for the single before having hurry back

16.6

Bopara to Warner, 1 leg bye, takes the pad down the leg side, it rebounds off Kieswetter's gloves towards short fine-leg

And that's drinks. Still an even game, but Australia forming a solid platform. "The only question about Australia's middle order is whether they get a bat," says a very confident Brendon.

End of over 17 (5 runs) Australia 80/1 (193 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.70, RRR: 5.84)
DA Warner    45* (53b 4x4 1x6)      RS Bopara    1-0-4-0
GJ Bailey    19* (31b 1x4)      GP Swann    3-0-8-0

Broad back into the attack and England take the bowling Powerplay

17.1

Broad to Warner, no run, back of a length, punched firmly off the back foot to point

17.2

Broad to Warner, FOUR, playing away from his body, gets an edge but pretty well controlled and beats third man

17.3

Broad to Warner, no run, fuller on off stump, pushed square on the off side

17.4

Broad to Warner, 1 run, opens the face and pushes through the covers to the sweeper and that's his fifty from 57 balls

17.5

Broad to Bailey, FOUR, that's hammered, just a hint of width from Broad and it's cut powerful square through the off side

17.6

Broad to Bailey, 1 run, responds with a short ball that Bailey doesn't play very well. Takes his eye off the ball as he pulls but it lobs safely through square leg

End of over 18 (10 runs) Australia 90/1 (183 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.71)
GJ Bailey    24* (33b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-21-0
DA Warner    50* (57b 5x4 1x6)      RS Bopara    1-0-4-0

James Anderson gets his second spell

18.1

Anderson to Bailey, 1 run, short of a length, worked off the back foot through midwicket

18.2

Anderson to Warner, 1 run, tight! Pushed into the off side and Warner set off straight away but the throw goes to Bailey's end and strikes him on the back of the leg

18.3

Anderson to Bailey, no run, aims for the gap in the leg side but gets it too straight to mid-on

18.4

Anderson to Bailey, FOUR, wrong line, on leg stump and flicked backward of square...Australia picking up boundaries to keep themselves on track

18.5

Anderson to Bailey, no run, dropped in short and Bailey cracks away the pull but straight to Bell at midwicket

Anderson not looking happy. He appears to have a problem

18.6

Anderson to Bailey, OUT, that will make him feel better! Bailey chops into his stumps. Was too close to guide down to third man and takes a bottom edge into the wood work.

GJ Bailey b Anderson 29 (59m 38b 3x4 0x6) SR: 76.31

Not sure how much more we'll see of Anderson, though. Wasn't comfortable during that over. However, he has given England an important boost.

End of over 19 (6 runs) Australia 96/2 (177 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 5.70)
     JM Anderson    5-0-22-1
DA Warner    51* (58b 5x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    4-0-21-0

19.1

Broad to Warner, 1 wide, bouncer over and wide of leg stump...too wide for Aleem Dar's liking

19.1

Broad to Warner, 1 run, outside off, guided down to third man to bring Michael Clarke onto strike

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.

This game remains close. For the next 10 overs or so it's back to Alan G

End of over 20 (2 runs) Australia 98/2 (175 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.90, RRR: 5.83)
MJ Clarke    0* (5b)      SCJ Broad    5-0-23-0
DA Warner    52* (59b 5x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    5-0-22-1

Hello again. That Bailey wicket has just made things interesting again ...

20.1

Anderson to Warner, FOUR, short and pulled into the ground, he rode it well, the ball scudding to the square-leg rope

20.2

Anderson to Warner, OUT, edged and that's a fantastic snag behind the stumps! Anderson pitched it up, having pushed Warner back, enticed him to drive and a thick edge flew towards first slip (which was vacant), meaning Kieswetter had to launch himself horizontally to grasp the ball. Warner, the danger man, is gone ... Is that a game changer?

DA Warner c †Kieswetter b Anderson 56 (94m 61b 6x4 1x6) SR: 91.80

In comes David Hussey. Slip in now ...

20.3

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, length ball, bit of width and cut through point to get Hussey off the mark straight away

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

Expensive over from Anderson but the wicket's the thing ...

"Well, Brendon, looks like Australia's middle order WILL get a bat," chuckles James, before indulging in a spot of hubris. "Looking forward to seeing their bowlers too, in a few overs."

End of over 21 (13 runs) Australia 111/3 (162 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.28, RRR: 5.58)
MJ Clarke    8* (8b 2x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-35-2
DJ Hussey    1* (1b)      SCJ Broad    5-0-23-0

21.1

Broad to Hussey, no run, length ball outside off, Hussey stays back and offers no stroke

21.2

Broad to Hussey, no run, touch short, defended towards point on the back foot

21.3

Broad to Hussey, 2 runs, bouncer, pulled in front of square, didn't get fully on top of it but it landed safe before being pulled in around deep midwicket

21.4

Broad to Hussey, no run, back of a good length, knocked to extra-cover on the back foot

Looking fairly blustery out there now. Not quite the sun-dappled batting paradise of an hour or two ago

21.5

Broad to Hussey, no run, length ball, played on the front foot towards mid-off

21.6

Broad to Hussey, no run, effort ball from Broad, touch of away swing, Hussey leaves

That's the end of the Powerplay - expensive (33 runs) but valuable (two set batsmen) at the same time for England

End of over 22 (2 runs) Australia 113/3 (160 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.13, RRR: 5.71)
DJ Hussey    3* (7b)      SCJ Broad    6-0-25-0
MJ Clarke    8* (8b 2x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-35-2

Anderson soldiers on for the cause

22.1

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

Anderson on his haunches again. Dicky tummy, maybe?

22.2

Anderson to Hussey, 1 run, touch short, steered down to third man

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

Anderson goes off to worship at the porcelain god (or maybe just take an aspirin). Jason Roy replaces him in the field

End of over 23 (5 runs) Australia 118/3 (155 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.13, RRR: 5.74)
MJ Clarke    12* (13b 2x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-40-2
DJ Hussey    4* (8b)      SCJ Broad    6-0-25-0

And Finn - perhaps England's most dangerous bowler early on - returns

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

"Even stevens right now if you ask me," murmurs James Andrews. "Wonder if Mr Manjrekar is watching this. ODIs seem far from dead to me. It is all about context and this series has plenty of that." Well, history maybe - not sure about the context off an ODI series marooned in the middle of the summer. Tis a good contest, though ...

End of over 24 (3 runs) Australia 121/3 (152 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.04, RRR: 5.84)
MJ Clarke    13* (16b 2x4)      ST Finn    5-0-27-1
DJ Hussey    5* (11b)      JM Anderson    7-0-40-2

Cook goes back to Bresnan, who at least knows he won't have to bowl at David Warner again today

24.1

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, pitched up on the stumps, driven into the on side

24.2

Bresnan to Hussey, 1 run, bit of width and cut through point off a good length

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

End of over 25 (2 runs) Australia 123/3 (150 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.92, RRR: 6.00)
MJ Clarke    14* (20b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-17-0
DJ Hussey    6* (13b)      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

Fiendish ball that, from Finn

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

Required rate above six now, though the match is still pretty evenly poised

End of over 26 (2 runs) Australia 125/3 (148 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 6.16)
MJ Clarke    15* (24b 2x4)      ST Finn    6-0-29-1
DJ Hussey    7* (15b)      TT Bresnan    3-0-17-0

26.1

Bresnan to Hussey, FOUR, length ball, goes back and cuts fine, possibly a thick edge, but there's no slip and the ball skedaddles away for four

26.2

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, length ball on off stump, pushed into the off side

26.3

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, bit of width, stays back and cuts hard, straight to point

26.4

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, pushed through on a good length outside off stump, no stroke

26.5

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, back of a length, rolls his fingers over the ball, pushed defensively towards cover

26.6

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, fuller length, shapes away from the batsman as Hussey tries to cart the ball over the infield, missing everything and bringing a chorus of 'ooohs' from the crowd

End of over 27 (4 runs) Australia 129/3 (144 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.77, RRR: 6.26)
DJ Hussey    11* (21b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    4-0-21-0
MJ Clarke    15* (24b 2x4)      ST Finn    6-0-29-1

Another change, with Swann back on for a twirl ...

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

27.4

Swann to Hussey, no run, tossed up, comes forward and knocks back down the pitch

27.5

Swann to Hussey, no run, flighted on off, worked square on the leg side

27.6

Swann to Hussey, 1 run, full and on the stumps, driven to long-on

End of over 28 (2 runs) Australia 131/3 (142 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.67, RRR: 6.45)
DJ Hussey    12* (24b 1x4)      GP Swann    4-0-10-0
MJ Clarke    16* (27b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    4-0-21-0

Australia have been forced to throttle right back in the last five overs. So, interestingly, they've called for the batting Powerplay. Bold move, let's see how it comes off ...

28.1

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, back of a length, on the stumps, blocked short on the off side

28.2

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, length ball, angled in towards middle and leg, shovelled to midwicket

28.3

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, tight line, worked towards point from in front of off - another dot

28.4

Bresnan to Hussey, 1 run, touch short, prodded towards cover where Bopara collects and attempts a back-of-the-hand shy at the striker's end

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

Bresnan's last three overs have gone for just seven now

End of over 29 (1 run) Australia 132/3 (141 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.55, RRR: 6.71)
MJ Clarke    16* (29b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    5-0-22-0
DJ Hussey    13* (28b 1x4)      GP Swann    4-0-10-0

With the Powerplay in progress, Swann is replaced by Finn

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

Steve Smith in at No. 6, ahead of Matt Wade. Two slips in place

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

End of over 30 (4 runs) Australia 136/4 (137 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.53, RRR: 6.85)
SPD Smith    4* (5b)      ST Finn    7-0-33-2
MJ Clarke    16* (29b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    5-0-22-0

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

What a big moment that could be ...

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

30.4

Bresnan to Smith, no run, short of a length, Smith pulls into the ground on the leg side

30.5

Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, chopped towards mid-on, another tight call is successful, though Smith is hit on the chin byt the throw - he's all right

30.6

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

End of over 31 (6 runs) Australia 142/4 (131 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.58, RRR: 6.89)
MJ Clarke    21* (33b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    6-0-28-0
SPD Smith    5* (7b)      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

"Can someone explain why Steve Smith makes the Australian line as a batsman?" wonders Ash. "He is definitely NOT one of our top 6 batters! Not only that he is a major liability ..."

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

Drinks, you say? Make mine a ginger beer. Anyway, we've got a pretty close contest here, England slightly ahead, you'd say - but Clarke's life from Bresnan could yet prove costly.

Ajay, meanwhile, is more convinced by the canary at No. 6: "Out comes Australia's Superstar the one and only Steven Smith..."

End of over 32 (3 runs) Australia 145/4 (128 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.53, RRR: 7.11)
MJ Clarke    22* (35b 3x4)      ST Finn    8-0-36-2
SPD Smith    7* (11b)      TT Bresnan    6-0-28-0

32.1

Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, length ball, tailing in towards middle and leg, nudged to midwicket

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

32.5

Bresnan to Smith, OUT, length ball, in the corridor and Smith fences weakly at it, nicking through to the keeper! That won't convince the doubters, pushing away from his body, perhaps trying to guide the ball to third man ... but failing

SPD Smith c †Kieswetter b Bresnan 8 (16m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

Real trouble for Australia now, then, and a big test for Matt Wade

32.6

Bresnan to Wade, 1 run, on the legs, flicked off the hips for one behind square

Australia need a partnership. And a few boundaries. And maybe some luck. Here's Alex Winter to tell if they get any of the above ...

End of over 33 (3 runs) Australia 148/5 (125 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.48, RRR: 7.35)
MS Wade    1* (1b)      TT Bresnan    7-0-31-1
MJ Clarke    23* (38b 3x4)      ST Finn    8-0-36-2

Cheers Monty, now for Swann again...

33.1

Swann to Wade, no run, off stump and blocked back up the wicket

33.2

Swann to Wade, 1 run, pushed out through cover from a length

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

33.5

Swann to Wade, no run, down the wicket gets struck on the pad, appeal for lbw, there's a conference and no referral, rightly so I think

33.6

Swann to Wade, no run, another step down and a push to cover

End of over 34 (2 runs) Australia 150/5 (123 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.41, RRR: 7.68)
MS Wade    2* (5b)      GP Swann    5-0-12-0
MJ Clarke    24* (40b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    7-0-31-1

A good over from Swann and England beginning to apply the squeeze now, Clarke is crucial for Australia...Broad's back...

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

34.3

Broad to Wade, no run, full, outside off and left alone

34.4

Broad to Wade, no run, left again outside off stump

34.5

Broad to Wade, no run, square driven to point who saves well

34.6

Broad to Wade, 1 run, played forward to cover, they refuse the second on the misfield, good call

End of over 35 (2 runs) Australia 152/5 (121 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.34, RRR: 8.06)
MS Wade    3* (9b)      SCJ Broad    7-0-27-0
MJ Clarke    25* (42b 3x4)      GP Swann    5-0-12-0

31 runs in the last 11 overs for Australia, 121 from 90 balls now, they need a big partnership to get close now...

35.1

Swann to Wade, 1 run, down the track and driving to extra cover who parries and they take a run

35.2

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

35.3

Swann to Wade, 1 run, fiddled to a vacant square leg area

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

35.6

Swann to Wade, no run, down the track but just blocked to cover

Swann skips through another cheap over...

End of over 36 (4 runs) Australia 156/5 (117 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 8.35)
MS Wade    5* (12b)      GP Swann    6-0-16-0
MJ Clarke    27* (45b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    7-0-27-0

How long do Australia leave this before chancing their arm...

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

36.3

Broad to Wade, no run, back foot push to mid on from a length around off stump

36.4

Broad to Wade, 1 run, square drive out to deep cover

36.5

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

36.6

Broad to Wade, 1 run, pulled to deep square leg

The boundary made that a better over for the Aussies...more of it required...

End of over 37 (8 runs) Australia 164/5 (109 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.43, RRR: 8.38)
MS Wade    7* (15b)      SCJ Broad    8-0-35-0
MJ Clarke    33* (48b 4x4)      GP Swann    6-0-16-0

37.1

Swann to Wade, FOUR, swept hard and placed very well, went very square and gets four between the two deep men, good shot

37.2

Swann to Wade, no run, down the track, not to the wicket and almost gets beaten past the outside edge, nudges it to the 45 in the end

37.3

Swann to Wade, no run, length ball turned into midwicket

37.4

Swann to Wade, 2 runs, heaved down the ground, nowhere near the pitch of the ball, dragged towards and short of long on, fortunate there Wade

37.5

Swann to Wade, 3 runs, turned very fine and a diving save saves a run, jolly good work from Anderson

37.6

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

Another better over for the tourists...

End of over 38 (10 runs) Australia 174/5 (99 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.57, RRR: 8.25)
MJ Clarke    34* (49b 4x4)      GP Swann    7-0-26-0
MS Wade    16* (20b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    8-0-35-0

Flicking things over much better now are these two, long long way to go though...Anderson returns...

38.1

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

38.2

Anderson to Wade, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket

38.3

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

38.4

Anderson to Wade, no run, better on off stump and blocked back to the bowler

38.5

Anderson to Wade, 1 run, cut hard through point, a wild return from Swann but does enough to save the single

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

End of over 39 (6 runs) Australia 180/5 (93 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.61, RRR: 8.45)
MJ Clarke    38* (52b 4x4)      JM Anderson    8-0-46-2
MS Wade    18* (23b 1x4)      GP Swann    7-0-26-0

Required rate continues to climb but Australia setting themselves for a charge here perhaps, one wicket wins it for England though surely..

39.1

Swann to Wade, 1 run, stepped back to a full ball and pushed through point, dangerous

39.2

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

39.3

Swann to Wade, no run, down the track but fired in and just blocked to cover

39.4

Swann to Wade, no run, went for this, down the pitch and the kitchen sink is chucked at this, no idea where it was and it falls at Wade's feet, he scrambles back into his ground

39.5

Swann to Wade, no run, tried to come down again, a little bit of turn and Wade just blocks once more

39.6

Swann to Wade, 1 run, another step away and cut through point

Fine, fine over from Swann, excellent work...

End of over 40 (3 runs) Australia 183/5 (90 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.57, RRR: 9.00)
MS Wade    20* (28b 1x4)      GP Swann    8-0-29-0
MJ Clarke    39* (53b 4x4)      JM Anderson    8-0-46-2

So now 90 to win from 10 overs...big ask, that phrase invented by the Australians themselves...

40.1

Anderson to Wade, SIX, bang! Picked up off a length into the Mound stand, amazing strike, that was big

40.2

Anderson to Wade, no run, driven to mid off

40.3

Anderson to Wade, 1 run, length and nudged through cover, they try for two but not on

40.4

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

You sense a few nerves around the field now...

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

Another profitable over but we're getting towards the stage where all of them need to be profitable...

End of over 41 (10 runs) Australia 193/5 (80 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.70, RRR: 8.88)
MJ Clarke    41* (56b 4x4)      JM Anderson    9-0-55-2
MS Wade    27* (31b 1x4 1x6)      GP Swann    8-0-29-0

Swann's ninth over...

41.1

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

50 stand up...

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

50 for Clarke, he was dropped on 16 remember...

41.4

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

41.5

Swann to Wade, OUT, played into the leg side, oh and there's a huge mix up and Wade is run out! Clarke wanted the run, Wade did not but eventually had to go to save his skipper and was easily run out at the non-striker's end, disaster for Australia

MS Wade run out 27 (36m 32b 1x4 1x6) SR: 84.37

So now can Clarke do it himself...

41.6

Swann to Clarke, 1 run, turned through square leg

End of over 42 (12 runs) Australia 205/6 (68 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.88, RRR: 8.50)
MJ Clarke    53* (61b 5x4 1x6)      GP Swann    9-0-41-0
B Lee    0* (0b)      JM Anderson    9-0-55-2

Brett Lee can strike a ball but is it too far out for him? Clarke is going to have to get plenty of these remaining runs...Bresnan returns...

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

Still a ball to pinch the strike for Clarke...

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

End of over 43 (9 runs) Australia 214/7 (59 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.97, RRR: 8.42)
     TT Bresnan    8-0-40-2
B Lee    0* (0b)      GP Swann    9-0-41-0

Can Finn finish this off...

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

What can Clint McKay provide...

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

End of over 44 (6 runs) Australia 220/7 (53 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 8.83)
B Lee    5* (4b 1x4)      ST Finn    9-0-42-2
CJ McKay    1* (2b)      TT Bresnan    8-0-40-2

Surely beyond Australia now against this quality England attack...they'll need some luck...53 from 36 balls...

44.1

Bresnan to McKay, no run, back of a length, tried to be turned to midwicket, comes off pad and bat to cover

44.2

Bresnan to McKay, no run, fuller and McKay pushes at it and misses

44.3

Bresnan to McKay, 1 run, taken off leg stump out to deep square leg

44.4

Bresnan to Lee, no run, middle and leg, ran back up the wicket

44.5

Bresnan to Lee, FOUR, four over midwicket, a clean strike, one bounce into the grandstand

44.6

Bresnan to Lee, 1 wide, and now a slower ball wide

44.6

Bresnan to Lee, no run, much better, not length and allowing Lee to swing his arms, back of a length and he misses with a cut on off stump

End of over 45 (6 runs) Australia 226/7 (47 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.02, RRR: 9.40)
B Lee    9* (7b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    9-0-46-2
CJ McKay    2* (5b)      ST Finn    9-0-42-2

Just about still in touch here Australia but they need a big over to set themselves up...47 from 30 ball and back comes Broad with two overs to bowl...

45.1

Broad to McKay, OUT, down the pitch, straight up and caught by Kieswetter. McKay went for a leg side heave to a back of a length ball that he tried to step down the track to but it just went up and the keeper went to his left to take it with both hands easily

CJ McKay c †Kieswetter b Broad 2 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Should be definitely game over now with just Cummins and Dougherty to knock over...

45.2

Broad to Lee, 1 run, edged cut to third man

45.3

Broad to Cummins, no run, length and just ran to point

45.4

Broad to Cummins, FOUR, back of a length and a good shot over short midwicket with a short arm lift and gets it wide of deep midwicket to the rope

45.5

Broad to Cummins, no run, beauty, wobbles away off the seam as Cummins just pushed at it into the off side

45.6

Broad to Cummins, OUT, gone! It looked stone dead, missed a full ball that beat the inside edge, he refers it but this is just out and indeed Hawk Eye confirms as such, that was a ridiculous referral! Right in front on the back pad, if that ain't out, nowt is

PJ Cummins lbw b Broad 4 (3m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 46 (5 runs) Australia 231/9 (42 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.02, RRR: 10.50)
     SCJ Broad    9-0-40-2
B Lee    10* (8b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    9-0-46-2

Last rites being read now for Australia as Xavier Dougherty walks out...

46.1

Bresnan to Lee, 2 runs, pushed to midwicket and they take a couple as the boundary fielders can't get in quickly enough

46.2

Bresnan to Lee, FOUR, step away and hammered over extra cover, a lovely strike, smashed to the rope, nearly went all the way, fine shot

46.3

Bresnan to Lee, no run, Lee steps away, Bresnan follows him and it's, not a wide! Eh!? Must have hit the pad, it was jolly well taken by Kieswetter too

46.4

Bresnan to Lee, 1 run, slapped down to long on

46.5

Bresnan to Doherty, no run, pushed at outside off and missed

46.6

Bresnan to Doherty, 1 run, full toss, ran into the covers and they take a single

End of over 47 (8 runs) Australia 239/9 (34 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.08, RRR: 11.33)
XJ Doherty    1* (2b)      TT Bresnan    10-0-54-2
B Lee    17* (12b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    9-0-40-2

34 from 18 runs so it will take a miracle...

47.1

Swann to Doherty, no run, back of a length and an thin edge put down by the keeper, tough tough chance

47.2

Swann to Doherty, no run, swept off off stump to the 45

47.3

Swann to Doherty, 1 run, ran out through point on a length

47.4

Swann to Lee, FOUR, fired in and it comes off the a very fine bat and runs away for four past the 45

47.5

Swann to Lee, 1 run, length and pushed down the ground to long on

47.6

Swann to Doherty, no run, blocked on off stump

End of over 48 (6 runs) Australia 245/9 (28 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.10, RRR: 14.00)
XJ Doherty    2* (6b)      GP Swann    10-0-47-0
B Lee    22* (14b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    10-0-54-2

28 from 12 balls, still in touch Australia, needs some heaving though...Broad to bowl his last...

48.1

Broad to Lee, 1 run, back of a length, tucked to backward square leg and that should win the game with Douherty on strike

48.2

Broad to Doherty, 1 run, slapped down the ground to long off

26 from 10...

48.3

Broad to Lee, 3 runs, a heave towards the leg side goes straight through Steve Finn on the 45, they take three out to the long leg boundary, Finn does well to save second time around

48.4

Broad to Doherty, 1 wide, wide outside off and that's a wide

Still just about alive the Aussies...an edged four would make it interesting...

48.4

Broad to Doherty, no run, off stump and blocked into cover

48.5

Broad to Doherty, 1 run, outside off, slapped off an inside edge just wide of the bowler

Find the fence Brett...

48.6

Broad to Lee, no run, Broad follows Lee's shuffle to leg and gets it through his legs

End of over 49 (7 runs) Australia 252/9 (21 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.14, RRR: 21.00)
B Lee    26* (17b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    10-0-47-2
XJ Doherty    4* (9b)      GP Swann    10-0-47-0

So Finn to bowl the last over of the game, with 21 to win, this would be something outrageous for Australia to pull this off...

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

Five fours needs...

49.2

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

Three sixes and a one required...

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

Final ball of the match...

49.6

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

So England win by 15 runs and beat Australia at Lord's for the first time since 1997. Eoin Morgan's innings setting up a solid total that they have defended comfortably in the end...Still four games to come in this series starting on Sunday at The Oval, join us then for all the best live coverage but goodbye for now...

End of over 50 (5 runs) Australia 257/9 (16 runs required)
B Lee    29* (21b 4x4)      ST Finn    10-0-47-2
XJ Doherty    6* (11b)      SCJ Broad    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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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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