NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 1st ODI

England v Australia

England won by 15 runs


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

Australia 20/0   SR Watson 12* (17b 1x4)   ST Finn 2.3-0-10-0


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

Australia 27/1   GJ Bailey 6* (6b 1x4)   JM Anderson 4-0-16-0


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

Australia 35/1   DA Warner 14* (21b 1x4)   ST Finn 3.4-0-18-1


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

Australia 41/1   DA Warner 20* (23b 2x4)   ST Finn 4-0-24-1


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

Australia 49/1   DA Warner 25* (25b 3x4)   TT Bresnan 1-0-8-0


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

Australia 55/1   DA Warner 29* (27b 4x4)   TT Bresnan 1.2-0-13-0


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

Australia 84/1   DA Warner 49* (55b 5x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 3.2-0-15-0


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

Australia 89/1   GJ Bailey 23* (32b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 3.5-0-20-0


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

Australia 96/1   GJ Bailey 29* (36b 3x4)   JM Anderson 4.4-0-22-0


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

Australia 102/2   DA Warner 56* (60b 6x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 5.1-0-26-1


Anderson to Clarke, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Clarke drives elegantly down the ground for his first runs too

Australia 107/3   MJ Clarke 4* (6b 1x4)   JM Anderson 5.4-0-31-2


Anderson to Clarke, FOUR, drifts on to the pads and clipped fine, Bresnan gives chase but can't quite cut it off

Australia 111/3   MJ Clarke 8* (8b 2x4)   JM Anderson 6-0-35-2


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

Australia 129/3   DJ Hussey 11* (16b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 3.1-0-21-0


Bresnan to Clarke, FOUR, drifts down leg and this is flicked behind square for a galling/restorative four

Australia 140/4   MJ Clarke 20* (31b 3x4)   TT Bresnan 5.2-0-26-0


Broad to Clarke, FOUR, ooo thin edge to fine third man for four, fortunate but four nevertheless, the type of fortune Australia need

Australia 160/5   MJ Clarke 31* (46b 4x4)   SCJ Broad 7.1-0-31-0


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

Australia 168/5   MS Wade 11* (16b 1x4)   GP Swann 6.1-0-20-0


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

Australia 197/5   MJ Clarke 45* (57b 5x4)   GP Swann 8.1-0-33-0


Bresnan to Clarke, FOUR, stepped across the stumps and turned around the corner, no-one at backward square and that's four more

Australia 212/6   MJ Clarke 59* (64b 6x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 7.3-0-38-1


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!

Australia 218/7   B Lee 4* (2b 1x4)   ST Finn 8.2-0-40-2


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

Australia 225/7   B Lee 9* (6b 2x4)   TT Bresnan 8.5-0-45-2


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

Australia 231/8   PJ Cummins 4* (2b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 8.4-0-40-1


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

Australia 237/9   B Lee 16* (10b 3x4)   TT Bresnan 9.2-0-52-2


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

Australia 244/9   B Lee 21* (13b 4x4)   GP Swann 9.4-0-46-0
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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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


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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