Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2nd ODI: England v Australia at Lord's, Sep 6, 2009
Australia won by 39 runs
Played at Lord's, London
6 September 2009 (50-over match)

Anderson's not happy with the ball and has a chat with the umpire about it. Gould's put him, not the ball, firmly back in his box.

And here come the players. It's pretty cool in London, in a meteorological sense, and thankfully dry so far. Should be plenty of movement for the seamers, we expect. Here's Watson to face the first ball. And there's Swann, yawning. Tim Paine's joining Watson at the very top of the order, and he still looks 12. Anderson's got the new ball

Broad should be fit for Wednesday, incidentally. A minor neck strain. Australia are unchanged from the first ODI.

England won the toss and are bowling.

Tim Bresnan comes in for the injured Stuart Broad, while Eoin Morgan takes Adil Rashid's place, which is a shame for him, but one spinner is probably enough on this surface.

Andrew McGlashan is bright and breezy. He's also at Lord's. "Some of the England squad went to watch the football and Wembley last night, but there was no sign of a kick-about at the warm-ups today. I wonder if David Beckham and co gave them any tips on tackling?"

9.40am Good morning all and welcome to our coverage of the second ODI. The news is that Stuart Broad's out of the match with a neck strain, so it's good to see he's taking his role as Andrew Flintoff's replacement seriously. We'll have toss and team news shortly.

0.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, immediate signs of swing as this bends towards first slip. Watson crunches a defensive drive

Two slips in place

0.2

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, ooh, more swing for Anderson and a fuller length, too. Squeezed down to Bresnan at third man; opened the face nicely

0.3

Anderson to Paine, no run, excellent, swinging delivery on the off stump but Paine's behind it, driving to mid-off

0.4

Anderson to Paine, 1 wide, attempts the booming outswinger but slides it down the leg side for the first wide of the day

0.4

Anderson to Paine, 1 run, off the back foot and guided to third man. Played that well, very late

0.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, left alone outside off, 86mph from Anderson. That one went straight

0.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, Watson is forward, defending solidly to end a tight first over

End of over 1 (3 runs) Australia 3/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • SR Watson 1 (4b)
    • TD Paine 1 (2b)
    • JM Anderson 1-0-3-0

Sidebottom from the Pavilion End

1.1

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, good start, bending this back in late on Paine who's struck high on the thigh

1.2

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, cracking delivery! Beauty from Sidebottom again moving back on Paine very late, cutting him in half and hitting him very high on the pad. Only half a shout from Prior and co. but that was spot on from the hairy winner

1.3

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, angled across him this time. He ignores it

1.4

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, that too is a little bit too wide. No swing for the second ball in a row

A middle-and-off stump line seems to be where he should bowl today

1.5

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, well that's a pretty good leave. Middle-and-off line, cuts and swings back on Paine who shoulders arms, leaving it alone on length

1.6

Sidebottom to Paine, 1 run, walks across to the off side to flick him to fine leg. Wright cleans up

End of over 2 (1 run) Australia 4/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • TD Paine 2 (8b)
    • SR Watson 1 (4b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-0-1-0
    • JM Anderson 1-0-3-0

Good over from Sidebottom. Consistent lengths, and enough movement to keep him happy

2.1

Anderson to Paine, 1 run, too straight, worked to leg. The Big Bopper does the fielding

2.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, very good delivery moving back on Watson's off stump, but he's up to the challenge and defends with ferocity on the front foot. Nice, crunching sound as bat meets ball

2.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, steps forward and defends to point, opening the face at the last minute

2.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, has he edged that? No, well - I'm sure I heard something. Outside off, and with a horribly angled bat he tried to work it wide of the slips. Dangerous stroke indeed

2.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, the big inswinger raps him in front and Anderson implores Gould to raise his finger. Superb delivery, but perhaps sliding down

2.6

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, shot. Fabulous cover drive rockets to the fence. Everything was perfect: high front elbow, placement good and the timing was a thing of veritable beauty

End of over 3 (5 runs) Australia 9/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • SR Watson 5 (9b 1x4)
    • TD Paine 3 (9b)
    • JM Anderson 2-0-8-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-0-1-0
3.1

Sidebottom to Paine, 1 run, bends sharply back onto him and he gets a thick inside edge onto his pad, a single scampered. But excellent lines from Sidebottom

"Is it just me or do England grounds almost completely lack any kind of atmosphere when it comes to ODI's?" asks Nick from Australia. Correct. ODIs have traditionally been the runt of the cricket litter for England

3.2

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, that's sharp. Left alone outside off and Prior takes it in front of his face

3.3

Sidebottom to Watson, 1 run, ooh driven uppishly - Anderson pulls out a superb diving stop to his left at mid-off! He really is absurdly athletic for a fast bowler

3.4

Sidebottom to Paine, 1 run, defended out to the off side and after a stutter they're going for a run. Collingwood skips round from backward point and kicks the ball, but missed - and that would've been seriously tight!

Damn football. It can't help seep its way into the game. I wonder what Strauss would've said had Collingwood's right foot found the stumps...

3.5

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, defended on the back foot

3.6

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, and it's left alone outside off to end another naggingly good over

"They clearly need more practice," says Andrew Miller, my copilot for the day, apropos of Collingwood's footballing skills

End of over 4 (3 runs) Australia 12/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • SR Watson 6 (13b 1x4)
    • TD Paine 5 (11b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-0-4-0
    • JM Anderson 2-0-8-0
4.1

Anderson to Paine, no run, very solidly defended on the front foot

4.2

Anderson to Paine, FOUR, firmly slapped! Neat stroke to a rubbish long-hop, cut hard past Collingwood...who made a lousy effort to stop it. Perhaps his spikes got caught in the turf

4.3

Anderson to Paine, no run, again short of a length and left alone

Joe Denly's walking around the boundary edge. And walking unaided, pleasingly.

4.4

Anderson to Paine, no run, that's a good nut bending back on the right-hander. He's right behind it

4.5

Anderson to Paine, no run, wide of the crease and defended on the back foot to the leg side. Bopara's alive and prevents the single

4.6

Anderson to Paine, FOUR, a KPish flick, on one leg, down to fine leg - super shot

End of over 5 (8 runs) Australia 20/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • TD Paine 13 (17b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 6 (13b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 3-0-16-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-0-4-0
5.1

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, on the back foot and powerfully defended to point

Every stroke Watson plays is powerful. Even a defensive push

5.2

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, just outside off. Watson comes forward into a crunchingly solid forward defensive

5.3

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, goes back and tries to cut, but it's too close to him - too full, perhaps, too.

5.4

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, defended on the back foot to leg

5.5

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, excellent length - Watson on the back foot, defending to cover

5.6

Sidebottom to Watson, 1 run, blocked on the back foot out to the off side

End of over 6 (1 run) Australia 21/0 (RR: 3.50)

    • SR Watson 7 (19b 1x4)
    • TD Paine 13 (17b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-0-5-0
    • JM Anderson 3-0-16-0
6.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, jeepers, he's nailed that. Spanked to mid-off; Watson smiles, annoyed that he picked out the man so precisely

6.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, cuts and misses - bat hits the ground, I think, hence Anderson's half appeal. No, bat his pad

Yet that's the right line to Watson. Cramp him for room. He can't resist a cut

6.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, good delivery angling into him and he defends off the back foot to cover

6.4

Anderson to Watson, 2 runs, powerfully flicked behind square but Bopara does really well on the boundary, making good yardage to cut it off. Surprisingly powerful throw, too, from the Big Bopper

6.5

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, a fine shot off the back foot, high front elbow, aided by two hilariously hapless misfields by firstly Collingwood, who couldn't reach it, then Morgan who was wrong-footed

Morgan is in for Rashid today, by the way

6.6

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, watch out, cow corner, here it comes! Or not, as the case may be. An ugly cross-batted flap finds midwicket

End of over 7 (7 runs) Australia 28/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • SR Watson 14 (25b 2x4)
    • TD Paine 13 (17b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 4-0-23-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-0-5-0
7.1

Sidebottom to Watson, 2 wides, massive wide down the leg side but Prior does brilliantly, diving to his left and palming it away. Interestingly, Prior's furious with himself for not taking it cleanly, which is a little harsh. That was a really good, diving effort

7.1

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, better line this time, swinging back from the off stump and forcing a defensive

7.2

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, outside off this time. Paine's leaving it alone

7.3

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, a touch fuller, and again outside off. Paine shoulders arms once more

Time for the big indipper?

7.4

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, and there it is! But it's too short. Again left alone by Paine on length alone, which is always a dangerous decision on English pitches. It brushes the very top of his pad

7.5

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, superb take from Prior whose wicketkeeping has improved out of all sight this summer. Paine attempts a KPish flamingo-flick, but it's off the pad and Prior dives athletically to his left and this time catches it in his left glove. Great effort

7.6

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, defended on the back foot

End of over 8 (2 runs) Australia 30/0 (RR: 3.75)

    • TD Paine 13 (23b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 14 (25b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 4-0-7-0
    • JM Anderson 4-0-23-0

Tim Bresnan into the attack. He's in for Broad in this game, who has a mild strain of the neck region, or something.

8.1

Bresnan to Watson, no run, good start outside off. Defended on the back foot

8.2

Bresnan to Watson, FOUR, ugly power - bosh! Too short, too straight, and Watson pulls it emphatically over midwicket

8.3

Bresnan to Watson, 2 runs, pushed out to the off side

8.4

Bresnan to Watson, no run, excellent delivery angling in on Watson's off stump

8.5

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, only a touch too wide, but really it was the short length which allowed him to cut that

8.6

Bresnan to Paine, no run, heroically driven to mid-off

End of over 9 (7 runs) Australia 37/0 (RR: 4.11)

    • TD Paine 13 (24b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 21 (30b 3x4)
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-7-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 4-0-7-0

Double change? No. Sidebottom's in again

9.1

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, good line, just outside off and threatening to move back on Watson who defends

9.2

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, firmly spanked to cover off the back foot

9.3

Sidebottom to Watson, 1 run, swings back on the off stump but he's more and more comfortable now, nudging it out to the off side. Bresnan swoops from mid-off but can't prevent the single

9.4

Sidebottom to Paine, 3 runs, lovely Clarke-esque cover drive, though not quite timed sufficiently for four

9.5

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, shapes back. He defends

Almost no atmosphere at Lord's today. Does anyone give a monkey's about this series? Don't answer that.

9.6

Sidebottom to Watson, 2 runs, flicked off his hip for a couple

Andrew's absolutely mad for comms, and gallops into the commentary chair to guide you through the next ten overs. Morning, Andrew. Good morning William. I want this so badly it hurts.

End of over 10 (6 runs) Australia 43/0 (RR: 4.30)

    • SR Watson 24 (35b 3x4)
    • TD Paine 16 (25b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 5-0-13-0
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-7-0
10.1

Bresnan to Paine, no run, full, straight and defended. Nice length, from slightly wide on the crease

10.2

Bresnan to Paine, 2 runs, too much width this time and dabbed coolly behind point for a couple

10.3

Bresnan to Paine, no run, right up to the blockhole again, and punched down to mid-off

The second Powerplay has been taken, incidentally

10.4

Bresnan to Paine, 1 run, nicked down to third man, a controlled edge

10.5

Bresnan to Watson, no run, a good length again, no room to work the ball off the square, so solidly defended instead

10.6

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, clipped to midwicket and that's another tidy over

Sleepy stuff so far. But I'll wake up soon, I'm sure. between you and me, what sort of a start time is 10.15am anyway. Especially in London on a Sunday, when transport is about as reliable as Nasser Hussain's legbreaks?

End of over 11 (4 runs) Australia 47/0 (RR: 4.27)

    • SR Watson 25 (37b 3x4)
    • TD Paine 19 (29b 2x4)
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-11-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 5-0-13-0
11.1

Sidebottom to Watson, 1 run, worked into space, and through they trot

11.2

Sidebottom to Paine, 1 run, something of a false stroke as Sidebottom bends the ball back into Paine and finds a thick inside-edge to square leg. Effective enough though

11.3

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, more of an effort ball, that climbed into Watson's gloves from nothing more dramatic than a good length. Brett Lee will be encouraged, especially after that pudding of a pitch at The Oval

11.4

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, hurried again, and defended into the crease. Tight, probing stuff from Sidebottom

11.5

Sidebottom to Watson, FOUR, I spoke too soon, a horrid wide long-hop from Sidebottom this time (well, relatively speaking) and Watson lashed it in front of point

11.6

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, full and wide, and awkwardly driven back to a sprawling bowler. A mostly tidy over

End of over 12 (6 runs) Australia 53/0 (RR: 4.41)

    • SR Watson 30 (42b 4x4)
    • TD Paine 20 (30b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 6-0-19-0
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-11-0
12.1

Bresnan to Paine, no run, a swing and a miss outside off. Probing line

12.2

Bresnan to Paine, no run, driven firmly, but straight to cover

12.3

Bresnan to Paine, 1 run, had to hurry, as Swann swooped from backward square, but his throw was wayward

12.4

Bresnan to Watson, no run, Bresnan's causing problems with his angled approach, spearing the ball in from wide on the crease. If he can nip one away, he'll be in business

12.5

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, tapped down to third man

12.6

Bresnan to Paine, 1 run, another chaotic mix-up, Paine fell over as he pushed off for a single to gully, but Collingwood's shy was hopeless. Village all round

Right, it's Wright

End of over 13 (3 runs) Australia 56/0 (RR: 4.30)

    • TD Paine 22 (34b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 31 (44b 4x4)
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-14-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 6-0-19-0
13.1

Wright to Paine, no run, full and straight, poked back down the ground, and Wright nabs it in his followthrough

13.2

Wright to Paine, no run, pushed to cover

13.3

Wright to Paine, 1 run, driven firmly to mid-off, and they scamper through

13.4

Wright to Watson, 2 runs, an inside-out squirt through midwicket, and a bit sloppy in the field as well

13.5

Wright to Watson, no run, Wright's excited as he goes up for an appeal, but that was going down leg

13.6

Wright to Watson, no run, full length, looked like a variation ball from the back of the hand, and well directed too. But defended

End of over 14 (3 runs) Australia 59/0 (RR: 4.21)

    • SR Watson 33 (47b 4x4)
    • TD Paine 23 (37b 2x4)
    • LJ Wright 1-0-3-0
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-14-0
14.1

Bresnan to Paine, no run, full and straight again

14.2

Bresnan to Paine, 1 run, good delivery, takes the inside-edge as Paine plays slightly down the wrong line

14.3

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, tucked off the hip to deep mid-on

14.4

Bresnan to Paine, 1 run, Paine gives Bresnan the charge, but he sees him coming and bangs it in short. Good response, and the shot squirts aerially through cover

14.5

Bresnan to Watson, OUT, here's the breakthrough, and you have to say that was coming. Full again, a big mow from Watson, and Wright at short cover has a catch for the cameras as he goes airborne to take a comfortable two-handed pluck.

SR Watson c Wright b Bresnan 34 (62m 49b 4x4 0x6) SR: 69.38

Good ball, good take, and the end of another decent but unfulfilled innings from Watson. By my estimation, he's made less than 30 just once in about 10 international innings this summer. And that was in a Twenty20 game

14.6

Bresnan to White, no run, full and straight again, and that's an excellent over

Only 19 runs from five Powerplay overs, and a wicket as well. England have control at the moment

End of over 15 (3 runs) Australia 62/1 (RR: 4.13)

    • CL White 0 (1b)
    • TD Paine 25 (40b 2x4)
    • TT Bresnan 4-0-17-1
    • LJ Wright 1-0-3-0
15.1

Wright to Paine, no run, Wright hustles in, and that's full length and on the pads, can't quite work it away

15.2

Wright to Paine, 1 run, tucked to midwicket

15.3

Wright to White, no run, tapped to point

White made his first ODI half-century at The Oval, in only his first match at No. 3

15.4

Wright to White, 1 run, and he's off the mark with a tuck round the corner

15.5

Wright to Paine, no run, angled bat, into the gully

15.6

Wright to Paine, OUT, and that's the second wicket! More frustration from Australia, a touch short but Paine got completely underneath an attempted flick, and scooped a steepler to Eoin Morgan on the deep midwicket fence. A well-judged take, and England are in business

TD Paine c Morgan b Wright 26 (68m 44b 2x4 0x6) SR: 59.09

Wright's impact has changed the game for England, first the catch, now the wicket

End of over 16 (2 runs) Australia 64/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • CL White 1 (3b)
    • LJ Wright 2-0-5-1
    • TT Bresnan 4-0-17-1
16.1

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, worked into the off-side

16.2

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off stump

16.3

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, bashed in a bit short, and through to the keeper as Clarke flinches out of the way

16.4

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, a great follow-up, straightening from a good length and Clarke played inside the line

Strauss brings in a slip

16.5

Bresnan to Clarke, 1 run, on the pads, a bit loose to a man on 0, and Clarke is now a man on 1

16.6

Bresnan to White, no run, drawn forward and defended. Tidy stuff from Bresnan

End of over 17 (1 run) Australia 65/2 (RR: 3.82)

    • CL White 1 (4b)
    • MJ Clarke 1 (5b)
    • TT Bresnan 5-0-18-1
    • LJ Wright 2-0-5-1
17.1

Wright to Clarke, 1 run, worked out to midwicket with a roll of the wrists

17.2

Wright to White, FOUR, a fat edge, not entirely planned, but utterly effective. Third man can't cut that off

17.3

Wright to White, no run, full again, and blocked back down the track

17.4

Wright to White, no run, clipped into the leg-side again

17.5

Wright to White, no run, no rush to get the runs ticking again. Worked off the hip to no avail

17.6

Wright to White, no run, full and straight, and driven calmly to mid-on

Well, the Manhattan chart for this innings is more of a Surbiton chart at the moment.

End of over 18 (5 runs) Australia 70/2 (RR: 3.88)

    • CL White 5 (9b 1x4)
    • MJ Clarke 2 (6b)
    • LJ Wright 3-0-10-1
    • TT Bresnan 5-0-18-1
18.1

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, pushed into the covers

18.2

Bresnan to Clarke, 1 run, dabbed past point and a rare single

Strauss's field is almost Powerplay-esque. He has packed the field in close to the bat, because nothing is getting through

18.3

Bresnan to White, no run, driven back down the ground but with no great timing

18.4

Bresnan to White, 1 run, punched firmly off the back foot, but Morgan pounces well in the covers to save the boundary

18.5

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, a hint of width and slashed hard, but straight to point

18.6

Bresnan to Clarke, 1 run, stands tall to punch off the back foot again, and Strauss at short cover was nearly in business. A very tidy over

End of over 19 (3 runs) Australia 73/2 (RR: 3.84)

    • MJ Clarke 4 (10b)
    • CL White 6 (11b 1x4)
    • TT Bresnan 6-0-21-1
    • LJ Wright 3-0-10-1
19.1

Wright to Clarke, OUT, bouncer, and Clarke is utterly nailed by that one. A loose swish of the blade, a thin edge, and an easy catch for Prior. Excellent change of approach from Wright, and he's made a vital breakthrough

MJ Clarke c †Prior b Wright 4 (12m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

England have done their homework well. He's susceptible to the short ball early in his innings, and that was well-directed. And got up sharply. Note to Lee ...

Here comes Callum Ferguson. The hero of The Oval

19.2

Wright to Ferguson, 1 leg bye, short again, and excellent aggression. Ferguson doesn't pick that at all, and wears the ball as it thuds off his ribs

19.3

Wright to White, no run, fuller and straighter, and defended this time

19.4

Wright to White, no run, speared in again. Defended with leaden feet

19.5

Wright to White, 1 run, tucked square

19.6

Wright to Ferguson, no run, short again, and a warm round of applause for a spirited and successful over

Right, Will Luke is absolutely gagging for some on-comm loving. Here comes daddy

End of over 20 (2 runs) Australia 75/3 (RR: 3.75)

    • CJ Ferguson 0 (2b)
    • CL White 7 (14b 1x4)
    • LJ Wright 4-0-11-2
    • TT Bresnan 6-0-21-1

Hello, children

20.1

Bresnan to White, no run, good leave outside off

20.2

Bresnan to White, no run, good line on off stump - well defended, mind

20.3

Bresnan to White, no run, full of length, drawing him into a defensive drive

20.4

Bresnan to White, 1 run, very wide and he cuts it hard to third man

20.5

Bresnan to Ferguson, no run, good, straight ball turned to leg

20.6

Bresnan to Ferguson, 1 wide, woops! Miles down the leg side

20.6

Bresnan to Ferguson, 2 runs, good thinking, an inswinging and attempted yorker, but it's crisply dug out and they scamper for two

End of over 21 (4 runs) Australia 79/3 (RR: 3.76)

    • CJ Ferguson 2 (4b)
    • CL White 8 (18b 1x4)
    • TT Bresnan 7-0-25-1
    • LJ Wright 4-0-11-2

Here's the whippet-like Wright. He reminds me of a gun dog

21.1

Wright to White, no run, good length and it's blocked firmly off the back foot

21.2

Wright to White, 1 run, crunching pull in front of square

21.3

Wright to Ferguson, 1 run, neatly punched, high front elbow, just behind square on the off side

21.4

Wright to White, no run, very good line again, and it's defended solidly off the back foot

21.5

Wright to White, no run, again, another excellent delivery just short of a length and a touch straighter. Right behind it

21.6

Wright to White, 1 run, too straight this time, though, and White comfortably picks him off for a single to mid-on

End of over 22 (3 runs) Australia 82/3 (RR: 3.72)

    • CL White 10 (23b 1x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 3 (5b)
    • LJ Wright 5-0-14-2
    • TT Bresnan 7-0-25-1

Time for Swann, soon, I'd say. But I know nothing. Here's Anderson

22.1

Anderson to White, 2 runs, gorgeous shot! Just for two, but creamily driven out to deep extra cover

22.2

Anderson to White, no run, wider of the crease and zeroing in on his off stump. Cautiously defended

22.3

Anderson to White, no run, more aggressively driven, this time to short extra

22.4

Anderson to White, no run, fullish from Anderson, White blocks to leg

22.5

Anderson to White, 1 run, outside off and stroked to deep extra cover

22.6

Anderson to Ferguson, 1 run, ooh good delivery but well played. An attempted yorker, dug out for a single to mid-on, though his digging was done "on the walk," which is always fraught with danger

Fraught's a great word, isn't it? I've been boring my housemate stupid all week by giving him an etymological lesson on various words. Living.

End of over 23 (4 runs) Australia 86/3 (RR: 3.73)

    • CJ Ferguson 4 (6b)
    • CL White 13 (28b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 5-0-27-0
    • LJ Wright 5-0-14-2
23.1

Wright to Ferguson, 1 run, punched out to the off side

23.2

Wright to White, no run, could've played that on the front foot. Patted back to the bowler

23.3

Wright to White, no run, driven inside out to mid-off, and a touch uppishly

The sun's out!

23.4

Wright to White, FOUR, got onto that pull really, really quickly. Just didn't get up enough to trouble him and it was hooked, rather than pulled, behind square for four

The hook has almost disappeared from the game these days

23.5

Wright to White, no run, on middle stump and firmly defended

23.6

Wright to White, 1 wide, down the leg side by quite some distance

23.6

Wright to White, 1 run, again too straight - Wright's tiring a bit here - and nudged to square leg

End of over 24 (7 runs) Australia 93/3 (RR: 3.87)

    • CL White 18 (33b 2x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 5 (7b)
    • LJ Wright 6-0-21-2
    • JM Anderson 5-0-27-0
24.1

Anderson to White, 1 run, crunch! Sheesh, he really gave that some hammer on the back foot - slapping it to deep extra cover

24.2

Anderson to Ferguson, no run, bouncer, ignored

24.3

Anderson to Ferguson, 1 run, good line outside off and it's forced off the back foot to third man. Not entirely convincingly

24.4

Anderson to White, FOUR, timing was spot on, driving straight down the ground and nutmegging Anderson. Class. Driven on the up, too

24.5

Anderson to White, no run, defended to point

24.6

Anderson to White, FOUR, even better! Driven on the up out through extra cover. Serious shot, and the hundred's up for Australia

End of over 25 (10 runs) Australia 103/3 (RR: 4.12)

    • CL White 27 (37b 4x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 6 (9b)
    • JM Anderson 6-0-37-0
    • LJ Wright 6-0-21-2
25.1

Wright to Ferguson, FOUR, that too is driven down the ground, though it didn't appear he timed it perfectly. Bat twisted in his hands and it missed the non-striker's stumps by no more than an inch

25.2

Wright to Ferguson, 1 run, outside edge to third man

Runs really beginning to flow now. Time for Swann after this over. I'm calling it

25.3

Wright to White, no run, prods a defensive

25.4

Wright to White, no run, good from Wright, very straight and it kept a touch low, too

25.5

Wright to White, no run, a very solid forward defence from White

25.6

Wright to White, 1 run, neat flick off his legs and short midwicket makes a total and utter meal of it

End of over 26 (6 runs) Australia 109/3 (RR: 4.19)

    • CL White 28 (41b 4x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 11 (11b 1x4)
    • LJ Wright 7-0-27-2
    • JM Anderson 6-0-37-0

Collingwood's in. Or is he? White's pulled out at the last minute. Dead ball. Here he comes again

26.1

Collingwood to White, no run, very straight, very defended

26.2

Collingwood to White, 1 run, 60mph. 60mph. That's Monty's slower-ball speed, that. White flips him to leg

26.3

Collingwood to Ferguson, 1 run, floaty little number outside off, driven out to the off side

Collingwood is a nightmare to bat against. Little dibbly dobblers

26.4

Collingwood to White, no run, another off cutter which is defended. Accurate stuff from Collingwood

26.5

Collingwood to White, no run, 60.8mph, very floaty, and he can't make anything of it. Patted back to the bowler

26.6

Collingwood to White, no run, forced off the back foot: brilliantly stopped by the bowler in his follow-through. Nice first over, that

End of over 27 (2 runs) Australia 111/3 (RR: 4.11)

    • CL White 29 (46b 4x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 12 (12b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 1-0-2-0
    • LJ Wright 7-0-27-2

Here's Swann!

27.1

Swann to Ferguson, no run, outside off, patted back to Swann

27.2

Swann to Ferguson, no run, outside off and turned to mid-on off the back foot

27.3

Swann to Ferguson, 1 run, sweetly played, stepping forward before flicking it from off stump behind square on the leg side

27.4

Swann to White, no run, ah, well bowled - tossed that up higher, and White went for a fat flick to leg but couldn't get hold of it

27.5

Swann to White, no run, White lunges forward a little ungainly, blocking to leg

27.6

Swann to White, 1 run, down the pitch flicking to leg

End of over 28 (2 runs) Australia 113/3 (RR: 4.03)

    • CL White 30 (49b 4x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 13 (15b 1x4)
    • GP Swann 1-0-2-0
    • PD Collingwood 1-0-2-0
28.1

Collingwood to White, 1 run, nurdled to the leg side

28.2

Collingwood to Ferguson, FOUR, fantastic shot, his best of the day. Placed it so well - big front stride and drove it powerfully through extra cover

28.3

Collingwood to Ferguson, no run, fuller and he works it to leg

28.4

Collingwood to Ferguson, no run, squared up by a fine delivery on the off stump. Another off-cutter and he was too early on it

28.5

Collingwood to Ferguson, no run, flicked to leg

28.6

Collingwood to Ferguson, 1 run, worked to leg once more to end another tight over

End of over 29 (6 runs) Australia 119/3 (RR: 4.10)

    • CJ Ferguson 18 (20b 2x4)
    • CL White 31 (50b 4x4)
    • PD Collingwood 2-0-8-0
    • GP Swann 1-0-2-0
29.1

Swann to Ferguson, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump and he comes forward to flick it to leg

29.2

Swann to White, no run, shorter delivery and he skips down the pitch but can't make anything of it

29.3

Swann to White, FOUR, marvellous shot - remarkable power from White. Firm, crunching sweep for four

29.4

Swann to White, 1 run, neat little nurdle to leg and they take a tight single. Collingwood fumbled at short midwicket

29.5

Swann to Ferguson, 1 run, flatter and it's a bit too straight, nurdled around the corner for another cheeky single

29.6

Swann to White, 1 run, worked to long-on on the walk

Andrew wants some top-shelf comming, so it's over to him. Hello everyone. This is too exciting

End of over 30 (8 runs) Australia 127/3 (RR: 4.23)

    • CL White 37 (54b 5x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 20 (22b 2x4)
    • GP Swann 2-0-10-0
    • PD Collingwood 2-0-8-0
30.1

Collingwood to White, no run, on the pads, clipped to midwicket

30.2

Collingwood to White, 1 run, outside off, and drilled firmly into the covers, but no great power in the stroke

30.3

Collingwood to Ferguson, 1 run, driven, but through the shot a fraction early. That loops over Collingwood and safely down to mid-off

30.4

Collingwood to White, 1 run, Collingwood nutmegs himself in his followthrough, which is rare. The batsmen steal a single

30.5

Collingwood to Ferguson, 1 run, whipped to midwicket

30.6

Collingwood to White, no run, tapped back to the bowler, who this time fields it well. And finds the humour in it as well

End of over 31 (4 runs) Australia 131/3 (RR: 4.22)

    • CL White 39 (58b 5x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 22 (24b 2x4)
    • PD Collingwood 3-0-12-0
    • GP Swann 2-0-10-0
31.1

Swann to Ferguson, 1 run, down the track, and driven airily into space at long-off

31.2

Swann to White, no run, the crowd gets excited as Swann finds some spin and bounce, but there's no bat involved as Prior takes the catch

31.3

Swann to White, no run, an ugly swipe to leg, and it gets its rewards. Nothing

31.4

Swann to White, 1 run, turned square. The shot, not the ball, that is

31.5

Swann to Ferguson, 1 run, a measured prod down to long-off. Steady is the euphemistic word I'd use for this

31.6

Swann to White, 1 leg bye, turned round the corner. Four singles in the over

End of over 32 (4 runs) Australia 135/3 (RR: 4.21)

    • CL White 40 (62b 5x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 24 (26b 2x4)
    • GP Swann 3-0-13-0
    • PD Collingwood 3-0-12-0
32.1

Collingwood to White, no run, clipped off the pads

32.2

Collingwood to White, 1 run, a touch shorter but straight. Nudged urgently to cover

32.3

Collingwood to Ferguson, FOUR, nice shot, makes room with good footwork, and a well-placed loft over the cover fielder

32.4

Collingwood to Ferguson, no run, stretches forward, and tucked to midwicket

32.5

Collingwood to Ferguson, 1 run, on the pads, tucked into space

32.6

Collingwood to White, 1 run, twirled into the blockhole, and duly blocked down the ground, into the gap

End of over 33 (7 runs) Australia 142/3 (RR: 4.30)

    • CL White 42 (65b 5x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 29 (29b 3x4)
    • PD Collingwood 4-0-19-0
    • GP Swann 3-0-13-0

Here comes Ravi Bopara

33.1

Bopara to White, OUT, Got 'im! First ball, outside off, a decent line and length, and White is drawn into an attempted glide to third man. But his edge is just too thin, and Prior gathers well behind the stumps

CL White c †Prior b Bopara 42 (70m 66b 5x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

Nice one Golden Arm. And that has helped England's cause no end. Another decent innings from White, but he never quite got round to cutting loose in the manner he can

33.2

Bopara to Hussey, 1 run, off the mark first-ball

33.3

Bopara to Ferguson, 1 run, a touch short, and worked off the hip to backward square

33.4

Bopara to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads, tucked to square leg

33.5

Bopara to Ferguson, 1 run, nurdle schmurdle, down to deep midwicket

33.6

Bopara to Hussey, 1 run, a open-faced glide to deep cover

End of over 34 (5 runs) Australia 147/4 (RR: 4.32)

    • MEK Hussey 3 (3b)
    • CJ Ferguson 31 (31b 3x4)
    • RS Bopara 1-0-5-1
    • PD Collingwood 4-0-19-0
34.1

Swann to Hussey, no run, on the pads

34.2

Swann to Hussey, 1 run, threatens to straighten, and pushed to backward point

34.3

Swann to Ferguson, 1 run, another nudge into the gap. He's good at that

34.4

Swann to Hussey, no run, dragged forward from round the wicket, and not much danger of that lbw appeal being upheld

34.5

Swann to Hussey, 1 run, and Hussey hands the strike back again

34.6

Swann to Ferguson, no run, forward and defended, solidly this time

End of over 35 (3 runs) Australia 150/4 (RR: 4.28)

    • CJ Ferguson 32 (33b 3x4)
    • MEK Hussey 5 (7b)
    • GP Swann 4-0-16-0
    • RS Bopara 1-0-5-1
35.1

Bopara to Hussey, 1 run, tapped to third man

35.2

Bopara to Ferguson, no run, straight, and hurried into a defensive push

35.3

Bopara to Ferguson, no run, outside off, and edged into the gully

35.4

Bopara to Ferguson, no run, tries to work the angles, but that's good wicket-to-wicket bowling

35.5

Bopara to Ferguson, 1 run, driven firmly down to long-off, and they thought about two, but not for long

35.6

Bopara to Hussey, 1 run, a wristy manoeuvre into the leg-side. Promising spell from Bopara

End of over 36 (3 runs) Australia 153/4 (RR: 4.25)

    • MEK Hussey 7 (9b)
    • CJ Ferguson 33 (37b 3x4)
    • RS Bopara 2-0-8-1
    • GP Swann 4-0-16-0
36.1

Swann to Hussey, no run, floated up from round the wicket, chiselled into the leg-side

36.2

Swann to Hussey, no run, a wristy drive to midwicket

36.3

Swann to Hussey, no run, fully forward and sniffs the leather on a defensive block

36.4

Swann to Hussey, 1 run, finds the gap at midwicket

36.5

Swann to Ferguson, 1 run, tip-and-run, into the covers

36.6

Swann to Hussey, OUT, bowled him! Fine ball but average shot. Hussey's off stump has been a target all summer, and that one just tweaked enough to peg it back. He was playing all down the wrong line there

MEK Hussey b Swann 8 (8m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

End of over 37 (2 runs) Australia 155/5 (RR: 4.18)

    • CJ Ferguson 34 (38b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 5-0-18-1
    • RS Bopara 2-0-8-1
37.1

Bopara to Ferguson, no run, driven hard to point

37.2

Bopara to Ferguson, 1 run, worked firmly out to deep midwicket

37.3

Bopara to Hopes, no run, drawn forward again, and defended to cover

37.4

Bopara to Hopes, 1 run, width, and a measured steer to deep point

37.5

Bopara to Ferguson, 1 run, clipped just wide of a diving short midwicket, and another single to the tally

37.6

Bopara to Hopes, 1 run, Australia are content to deal in singles - this one dribbles down to long-on

End of over 38 (4 runs) Australia 159/5 (RR: 4.18)

    • JR Hopes 2 (3b)
    • CJ Ferguson 36 (41b 3x4)
    • RS Bopara 3-0-12-1
    • GP Swann 5-0-18-1
38.1

Swann to Hopes, no run, big stride and pushed to point

38.2

Swann to Hopes, no run, shouts of catch it, but no-one is there to cut it off as it loops up at silly point

38.3

Swann to Hopes, FOUR, a hefty slog-sweep and nicely placed, just to the left of the diving Anderson at square leg, and to the right of Shah the boundary sweeper

38.4

Swann to Hopes, no run, more oohs, but no real drama

38.5

Swann to Hopes, 1 run, works the gap again.

38.6

Swann to Ferguson, 2 runs, a stride down the pitch and an ambitious swish around the front pad finds space at fine leg

End of over 39 (7 runs) Australia 166/5 (RR: 4.25)

    • CJ Ferguson 38 (42b 3x4)
    • JR Hopes 7 (8b 1x4)
    • GP Swann 6-0-25-1
    • RS Bopara 3-0-12-1

Wright is back. He's been energetic today

39.1

Wright to Hopes, no run, outside off, and beats a loose waft. Good start

39.2

Wright to Hopes, no run, bashed back to the bowler, who fields in his followthrough

39.3

Wright to Hopes, 1 run, clipped down to mid-on

39.4

Wright to Ferguson, 1 run, calmly driven to long-off

39.5

Wright to Hopes, 1 run, bustled onto a middle-and-leg line, and clipped away

39.6

Wright to Ferguson, no run, great finish to the over. Good carry outside off, and that zips through to the keeper

So, all very pedestrian really. Here is a man who can inject life into all sorts of tedious dull affairs. It's over to Will

End of over 40 (3 runs) Australia 169/5 (RR: 4.22)

    • CJ Ferguson 39 (44b 3x4)
    • JR Hopes 9 (12b 1x4)
    • LJ Wright 8-0-30-2
    • GP Swann 6-0-25-1

Boom boom. Hello

40.1

Swann to Hopes, no run, defended to the leg side

40.2

Swann to Hopes, 2 runs, swept powerfully, monstrously, but straight through Anderson at square-leg - not sure how he managed to muck that one up

40.3

Swann to Hopes, no run, skips down the pitch and flicks hard to midwicket

40.4

Swann to Hopes, no run, good comeback from Swann, quicker ball hurries him into a defensive, and what a defensive it was

40.5

Swann to Hopes, no run, short of a length, straight, and it's nudged to leg but without any power or intent

40.6

Swann to Hopes, no run, another nudge to leg, good tight bowling from Swann

End of over 41 (2 runs) Australia 171/5 (RR: 4.17)

    • JR Hopes 11 (18b 1x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 39 (44b 3x4)
    • GP Swann 7-0-27-1
    • LJ Wright 8-0-30-2

Nine thrashy overs left

41.1

Wright to Ferguson, no run, boink. Steps to leg, tries to flap it over cover but misses completely

41.2

Wright to Ferguson, no run, oh bowled! Superb leg-cutter which really bounced on Ferguson who was beaten comprehensively. He's sharp, Wright

41.3

Wright to Ferguson, no run, cuts back on him and he forces it hard, but straight to short extra

41.4

Wright to Ferguson, FOUR, short of a length and that's pulled square for four, got on top of that. We've seen quite a bit of irregular bounce today. Some have climbed, others haven't

41.5

Wright to Ferguson, 2 runs, aggressively slashed to third man, stepping outside leg and flaying it safely down to that region

Ferguson's off on one here

41.6

Wright to Ferguson, 2 runs, well bowled. Good attempted yorker dug out to deep square leg

End of over 42 (8 runs) Australia 179/5 (RR: 4.26)

    • CJ Ferguson 47 (50b 4x4)
    • JR Hopes 11 (18b 1x4)
    • LJ Wright 9-0-38-2
    • GP Swann 7-0-27-1
42.1

Swann to Hopes, OUT, and after a long delay, Gould raises his finger. Quicker ball, he went for a sweep but was trapped dead in front of middle

JR Hopes lbw b Swann 11 (17m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

So, England keep picking up key wickets. Impressive control from all their bowlers today. Australia have never been allowed to get going.

Here's Mitch. Averaging 8.38 in ODIs which is surprisingly poor, though he does come in quite late. Swann around the wicket

42.2

Swann to Johnson, no run, blocked on the front foot

42.3

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, tickled around the corner to Anderson who wings in a throw to Swann, but it's a terrible one which scuds through low and Swann can't retrieve it

In fairness, Swann could've made a better fist of collecting it.

42.4

Swann to Ferguson, 1 run, nudged to leg

42.5

Swann to Johnson, 1 run, tossed up on middle and Johnson defends to leg for a single

42.6

Swann to Ferguson, 1 run, crisp clip (try saying that with a wet moustache) to mid-on

End of over 43 (4 runs) Australia 183/6 (RR: 4.25)

    • CJ Ferguson 49 (52b 4x4)
    • MG Johnson 2 (3b)
    • GP Swann 8-0-31-2
    • LJ Wright 9-0-38-2
43.1

Wright to Ferguson, 1 leg bye, that's not his fifty. Another sharp delivery - too quick for Ferguson who went for a pull but was hit in the midriff, or thereabouts

43.2

Wright to Johnson, 3 runs, crashing shot by Johnson. When he times it, they fairly fly. Square of the wicket, and Morgan races around the boundary and might have done brilliantly to save four there. Full-length dive and after three replays it's confirmed he's done quite marvellously

43.3

Wright to Ferguson, FOUR, fifty for Ferguson! Top knock from a very impressive young player. Strong hook for four brings up his half-century

43.4

Wright to Ferguson, 1 run, steps down the pitch and cracks this full toss but straight to deep cover point

43.5

Wright to Johnson, FOUR, nailed it! Pulled in front of square. That reverberated around Lord's with the crispest of cracks

43.6

Wright to Johnson, 2 runs, lines up another heave across the line but can't time it, bit too full

End of over 44 (15 runs) Australia 198/6 (RR: 4.50)

    • MG Johnson 11 (6b 1x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 54 (55b 5x4)
    • LJ Wright 10-0-52-2
    • GP Swann 8-0-31-2

"JUSTIFY YOUR SELECTION. STOP MAKING ME WARY OF CALLING YOU MY FAVORITE PLAYER," shouts a very angry feedbacker and James Anderson's biggest fan. Well, second biggest behind Cricinfo's Andrew McGlashan. And here comes the man himself. Anderson, not Gnasher

44.1

Anderson to Ferguson, 1 run, full toss boshed to mid-on, who is deep

44.2

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, nice and full, Johnson clunks it down the ground to bring up Australia's 200

44.3

Anderson to Ferguson, no run, steps outside leg but Anderson sees him and fires it in at his legs. Times it nicely back to Anderson who makes a good stop

44.4

Anderson to Ferguson, 1 wide, down the leg side

44.4

Anderson to Ferguson, OUT, too straight for that leg-side flip! Anderson fires it in straight; Ferguson tries to whack him over the leg side and is cleaned up

CJ Ferguson b Anderson 55 (95m 58b 5x4 0x6) SR: 94.82

Terrific knock. Just five fours - he's a right old scamperer between the wickets. That's Anderson's first wicket since August 3. What a hero.

Brett the hitman Lee

44.5

Anderson to Lee, no run, bouncer! Woo! That was sharp and Lee snapped his head out of the way at the last moment. That's got him hopping

Lee grins. He's going to kill Anderson later.

44.6

Anderson to Lee, no run, fast inswinger but a bit wide

End of over 45 (3 runs) Australia 201/7 (RR: 4.46)

    • B Lee 0 (2b)
    • MG Johnson 12 (7b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 7-0-40-1
    • LJ Wright 10-0-52-2

Sidebottom's back for his seventh over. He was controlled earlier

45.1

Sidebottom to Johnson, FOUR, serious shot, that. Nothing more than a flip, or pick-up off his legs, but he's timed it brilliantly in front of square

45.2

Sidebottom to Johnson, 2 runs, bang. Lifted over the infield to long-on. Johnson's setup is ridiculously simple: see ball, hit ball. Bats like a golfer in many ways

45.3

Sidebottom to Johnson, 1 run, very full and clipped hard around the corner

45.4

Sidebottom to Lee, OUT, smashed to Shah at extra cover who didn't need to move. No more need be said

B Lee c Shah b Sidebottom 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Shah might have hurt his hand here. He's wringing it painfully. Anyway, Australia are slipping fast here. They've lost 37 for 3 in the last five overs. Here's Hauritz

45.5

Sidebottom to Hauritz, no run, dug out square of the wicket

45.6

Sidebottom to Hauritz, 1 run, squeezes this full toss out to extra cover but just for a single

End of over 46 (8 runs) Australia 209/8 (RR: 4.54)

    • NM Hauritz 1 (2b)
    • MG Johnson 19 (10b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 7-0-27-1
    • JM Anderson 7-0-40-1

Odd decision to delay taking their powerplay from Australia. It's left the lower order with too much to do here. Four overs to go: they need four big overs

46.1

Anderson to Hauritz, no run, punched to point

46.2

Anderson to Hauritz, no run, shorter ball and he tries to uppercut it with Gilchristian flare, but realises he's not up to his class

46.3

Anderson to Hauritz, no run, super fielding off his own bowling as Hauritz nails a drive to Anderson's left

46.4

Anderson to Hauritz, 1 wide, down the leg side

46.4

Anderson to Hauritz, 4 leg byes, four byes! An attempted yorker misses a) the leg stump b) Hauritz's flashing blade and c) Prior's left glove

46.5

Anderson to Hauritz, 1 run, blocked off the back foot to mid-off for a quick single

46.6

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, very full and carved only for a strike-stealing single to long-off

You're all very angry today. "GET A SINGLE!!!!" roars Gert. Pour yourself a glass of zen.

End of over 47 (7 runs) Australia 216/8 (RR: 4.59)

    • MG Johnson 20 (11b 2x4)
    • NM Hauritz 2 (7b)
    • JM Anderson 8-0-43-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 7-0-27-1
47.1

Sidebottom to Johnson, 1 run, angled into his legs, forced out to the off side but only for a single

47.2

Sidebottom to Hauritz, 2 runs, very wide and he squeezes it out to deep backward point. And they get two! Collingwood's having a mild shocker in the field today by his lofty standards

47.3

Sidebottom to Hauritz, 1 run, wellied for a single to leg. Hauritz shakes his head in disgust

47.4

Sidebottom to Johnson, no run, slides this down the leg side. He's over the wicket to the left-hander, and batsman and bowler both chuckle that it wasn't called a wide.

This is gripping cricket

47.5

Sidebottom to Johnson, 2 runs, savagely driven to extra cover! Stepped outside leg and creamed it, but couldn't quite break through the packed off side

47.6

Sidebottom to Johnson, 2 runs, down the leg side and he gets a thick inside edge

End of over 48 (8 runs) Australia 224/8 (RR: 4.66)

    • MG Johnson 25 (15b 2x4)
    • NM Hauritz 5 (9b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 8-0-35-1
    • JM Anderson 8-0-43-1
48.1

Anderson to Hauritz, 2 runs, worked off his hip for a couple to deep square leg. Excellent work by Bopara who dives, then flips the ball up to Sidebottom who wings in a throw. The Lord's crowd, most of whom are fast asleep, briefly rise from their Sunday slumber and put their hands together

48.2

Anderson to Hauritz, 1 run, forced out to the off side

48.3

Anderson to Johnson, FOUR, fantastic shot! Deft brilliance from Johnson, scooping it very fine for four. Made it into a full toss and flipped it around the corner from outside off. Superb

48.4

Anderson to Johnson, 1 wide, miles outside off

48.4

Anderson to Johnson, FOUR, oh that's just obscene from Johnson! Another scorching pick-up from outside off, hurtling it through midwicket for four

Anderson's had a shocker today

48.5

Anderson to Johnson, 2 runs, low full toss clunked to long-off. Good hustling yields two

That's Johnson's highest score in ODIs. Played, sir

48.6

Anderson to Johnson, no run, swipes and misses outside off, and Johnson drops an f-bomb in frustration

End of over 49 (14 runs) Australia 238/8 (RR: 4.85)

    • MG Johnson 35 (19b 4x4)
    • NM Hauritz 8 (11b)
    • JM Anderson 9-0-57-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 8-0-35-1
49.1

Sidebottom to Hauritz, 1 run, nice stroke for a single, lofting it short of long-off

Johnson back on strike. Five balls in which to go absolutely mental

49.2

Sidebottom to Johnson, FOUR, down the leg side, Johnson is yorked but gets an inside edge which evades the diving Prior. Sidebottom is furious as ever, his tonnage of hair flapping all over the place in disgust

49.3

Sidebottom to Johnson, 1 leg bye, well bowled, very full and it hits him on the pads, though they steal another single just to spite poor old SIdebottom

49.4

Sidebottom to Hauritz, 1 run, short of a length, much slower, and they nick another single as Hauritz drops it to leg

49.5

Sidebottom to Johnson, 2 runs, great cricket! A reverse-scoop, quite brilliant really, which flies over short third man. Excellent thinking from Johnson

49.6

Sidebottom to Johnson, 2 runs, another big swing but can't quite time it, and Johnson's clearly a bit peeved that Australia couldn't get to 250

That's a terrific comeback from Australia. 250 looked to be way out of their range with ten overs to go, but Johnson built upon the hard graft (and surprisingly slick nature) of Ferguson, scorching 43 from 23 to give Australia a really good lift. England look a little flat to be honest. It's time for some lunch, so join us in about half-an-hour for England's chase

End of over 50 (11 runs) Australia 249/8

    • MG Johnson 43 (23b 5x4)
    • NM Hauritz 10 (13b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 9-0-45-1
    • JM Anderson 9-0-57-1
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