Australia tour of England and Ireland, 2nd ODI: England v Australia at The Oval, Jul 1, 2012
England won by 6 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
1 July 2012 (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c Finn b Swann 66 133 80 8 0 82.50
31.1 51.0 mph, lofted, high towards deep midwicket and Finn takes the catch low the ground ... Watson goes! Swann tempted Watson out of his crease, maybe dragged the length down a smidge, the batsman heaved high but it's a long boundary and Finn plunged forward to claim it 128/4
View dismissal DA Warner c Bell b Finn 10 18 20 2 0 50.00
4.1 88.4 mph, and there is the wicket! Pulled straight up and into the hands of square leg. It was short and slightly wide, Warner tried to fetch it to leg and was late on the stroke, getting a top edge that looped up to square leg. Big wicket for England and the extra pace of Finn tells again 15/1
View dismissal PJ Forrest c †Kieswetter b Broad 12 42 30 0 0 40.00
14.2 85.2 mph, great catch! And Broad strikes, it was dug in and Forrest looked to pull, it came off the face of the bat and a diving Kieswetter snaffled it with one hand, superb take. Seemed to be beaten for pace there Forrest, he looked to help it on its way but ended up brushing it behind where he was very well taken 66/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c †Kieswetter b Bopara 10 31 21 1 0 47.61
20.3 78.5 mph, but this is edged behind! Goodness me I did not expect that, a little cutter outside off and Clarke feathers it low to Kieswetter. It was a good length and Clarke pushed at it and got a thing edge through to the keeper, good area from Bopara and a mistake from Clarke 101/3
View dismissal GJ Bailey b Bresnan 65 108 86 7 0 75.58
46.2 79.8 mph, another full bunger and bowled 'im! Excellent death delivery from Bresnan, pitched up and asking the batsman to take a chance - Bailey did but his heave-ho was unsuccessful, the timbers sounding a death rattle 222/6
View dismissal DJ Hussey run out (Finn) 29 57 37 1 0 78.37
44.1 from Finn, full and wide, hoicked back at the bowler, who half stops the ball, turns, scrambles, throws at one stump ... and gone! Brilliant work from Finn, leaving Hussey yards short and squeezing the boot back on Australia's collective throat 206/5
View dismissal MS Wade c Broad b Bresnan 6 13 8 1 0 75.00
46.5 79.0 mph, another one down, caught a short fine leg trying to ramp the ball over the infield! Bresnan's length has been hard to hit, Wade tried to improvise but couldn't clear the man. Bresnan looks like a man who's found a twinkie down the back of the sofa 223/7
B Lee not out 20 17 11 0 1 181.81
MG Johnson not out 8 14 9 0 0 88.88
Extras (lb 15, w 8, nb 2) 25
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 251 (5.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket ST Finn 9 0 36 1 4.00 33 4 0 (2w)
4.1 to Warner, 88.4 mph, and there is the wicket! Pulled straight up and into the hands of square leg. It was short and slightly wide, Warner tried to fetch it to leg and was late on the stroke, getting a top edge that looped up to square leg. Big wicket for England and the extra pace of Finn tells again 15/1
  JW Dernbach 10 1 59 0 5.90 33 8 0 (1w)
View wickets TT Bresnan 8 0 50 2 6.25 21 4 1 (1w)
46.2 to Bailey, 79.8 mph, another full bunger and bowled 'im! Excellent death delivery from Bresnan, pitched up and asking the batsman to take a chance - Bailey did but his heave-ho was unsuccessful, the timbers sounding a death rattle 222/6
46.5 to Wade, 79.0 mph, another one down, caught a short fine leg trying to ramp the ball over the infield! Bresnan's length has been hard to hit, Wade tried to improvise but couldn't clear the man. Bresnan looks like a man who's found a twinkie down the back of the sofa 223/7
View wicket SCJ Broad 10 0 48 1 4.80 33 3 0 (1nb, 4w)
14.2 to Forrest, 85.2 mph, great catch! And Broad strikes, it was dug in and Forrest looked to pull, it came off the face of the bat and a diving Kieswetter snaffled it with one hand, superb take. Seemed to be beaten for pace there Forrest, he looked to help it on its way but ended up brushing it behind where he was very well taken 66/2
View wicket RS Bopara 5 0 16 1 3.20 16 0 0 (1nb)
20.3 to Clarke, 78.5 mph, but this is edged behind! Goodness me I did not expect that, a little cutter outside off and Clarke feathers it low to Kieswetter. It was a good length and Clarke pushed at it and got a thing edge through to the keeper, good area from Bopara and a mistake from Clarke 101/3
View wicket GP Swann 8 0 27 1 3.37 29 1 0
31.1 to Watson, 51.0 mph, lofted, high towards deep midwicket and Finn takes the catch low the ground ... Watson goes! Swann tempted Watson out of his crease, maybe dragged the length down a smidge, the batsman heaved high but it's a long boundary and Finn plunged forward to claim it 128/4
  England innings (target: 252 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* lbw b McKay 18 34 18 3 0 100.00
6.1 83.0 mph, and there is a wicket with Cook caught on the crease and plumb lbw. Boy did Australia need that. Excellent delivery, good length around off stump, it shaped back to beat the forward push of Cook and caught him around the knee roll bang in front of middle 40/1
View dismissal IR Bell b Clarke 75 154 113 6 1 66.37
33.1 50.7 mph, and he does strike! Bell goes to cut a ball that slid onto him and loses his off stump. It was too full for the stroke and a poor stroke first ball to a new bowler anyway, and Bell missed it and it ran onto off stump 171/3
View dismissal IJL Trott b Watson 17 39 22 2 0 77.27
14.5 79.2 mph, Trott advances on Watson, gets a faint inside edge, and the ball rattles the stumps! The ball was pretty similar to the one Bell hit out of the park but Trott played with an angled bat - where Bell's was straight - and Watson skidded it through the gap to disturb wicket. Trott's off and Aussies/aesthetes everywhere rejoice 81/2
View dismissal RS Bopara run out (Lee) 82 129 85 8 0 96.47
45.2 from Doherty, tossed up, tip and run to mid-off - and Brett Lee's direct hit sends Bopara back! That's a shame, he should have been there at the end, but a matchwinning [not yet, not yet] top knock from the Essex man 250/4
EJG Morgan not out 43 52 40 5 0 107.50
C Kieswetter not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 4, w 9, nb 4) 17
  Total (4 wickets; 45.4 overs) 252 (5.51 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  B Lee 10 0 58 0 5.80 25 4 0 (1w)
  MG Johnson 7 0 43 0 6.14 22 4 0 (4nb, 2w)
View wicket CJ McKay 10 1 42 1 4.20 35 4 0
6.1 to Cook, 83.0 mph, and there is a wicket with Cook caught on the crease and plumb lbw. Boy did Australia need that. Excellent delivery, good length around off stump, it shaped back to beat the forward push of Cook and caught him around the knee roll bang in front of middle 40/1
  XJ Doherty 7.4 0 41 0 5.34 24 5 0 (1w)
View wicket SR Watson 6 0 34 1 5.66 20 3 1 (1w)
14.5 to Trott, 79.2 mph, Trott advances on Watson, gets a faint inside edge, and the ball rattles the stumps! The ball was pretty similar to the one Bell hit out of the park but Trott played with an angled bat - where Bell's was straight - and Watson skidded it through the gap to disturb wicket. Trott's off and Aussies/aesthetes everywhere rejoice 81/2
  DJ Hussey 3 0 17 0 5.66 8 2 0
View wicket MJ Clarke 2 0 13 1 6.50 6 2 0
33.1 to Bell, 50.7 mph, and he does strike! Bell goes to cut a ball that slid onto him and loses his off stump. It was too full for the stroke and a poor stroke first ball to a new bowler anyway, and Bell missed it and it ran onto off stump 171/3

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 2-0
Player of the match - RS Bopara (England)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and RK Illingworth
TV umpire - Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - RJ Bailey

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (68 balls), Extras 4
    • Rain: Australia - 51/1 in 11.2 overs (SR Watson 27, PJ Forrest 10)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (SR Watson 34, PJ Forrest 12, Ex 4)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 29 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Over 16.2: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - SR Watson (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Australia - 80/2 in 17.0 overs (SR Watson 41, MJ Clarke 3)
    • Over 18.2: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - SR Watson (Struck down)
    • SR Watson: 50 off 50 balls (8 x 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 19.6 overs (121 balls), Extras 15
    • Drinks: Australia - 112/3 in 25.0 overs (SR Watson 58, GJ Bailey 7)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 36 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 36.5 overs (223 balls), Extras 20
    • Drinks: Australia - 153/4 in 38.0 overs (GJ Bailey 26, DJ Hussey 8)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (GJ Bailey 33, DJ Hussey 16, Ex 4)
    • GJ Bailey: 50 off 72 balls (6 x 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 43.1 overs (261 balls), Extras 21
    • Australia: 250 runs in 49.6 overs (302 balls), Extras 25
    • England innings
    • Wet Ground: England - 0/0
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 53 runs, 1 wicket)
    • England: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (60 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: England - 81/2 in 14.5 overs (IR Bell 33)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 16.1 - 21.0 (Bowling side - 26 runs, 0 wicket)
    • England: 100 runs in 19.5 overs (123 balls), Extras 14
    • IR Bell: 50 off 71 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (IR Bell 21, RS Bopara 27, Ex 2)
    • England: 150 runs in 28.3 overs (175 balls), Extras 15
    • Over 29.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - RS Bopara (Struck down)
    • Drinks: England - 157/2 in 31.0 overs (IR Bell 72, RS Bopara 33)
    • Over 33.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - EJG Morgan (Upheld)
    • RS Bopara: 50 off 54 balls (5 x 4)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 31 runs, 0 wicket)
    • England: 200 runs in 37.5 overs (231 balls), Extras 17
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (RS Bopara 30, EJG Morgan 23, Ex 0)
    • England: 250 runs in 44.5 overs (273 balls), Extras 17
 
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