NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 5th ODI

England v Australia

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

19.5

Watson to Prior, 1 run, gets beside the line and pushes it to the off side

England 96/2   MJ Prior 1* (1b)

20.2

Bracken to Prior, no run, slower delivery angling on middle and leg, he defends back to the bowler

20.3

Bracken to Prior, no run, another slower one, outside off and he steers it to the off side, Denly charges out of his crease and heads back quickly

20.4

Bracken to Prior, 1 run, opens the face and squeezes a single to the covers

England 99/2   MJ Prior 2* (4b)

21.2

Hauritz to Prior, no run, flat and short again, he clips it to the on side

21.3

Hauritz to Prior, no run, chips down the track and checks his shot, pushes it back to the bowler

21.4

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, uses his feet at the crease and cuts it to the off side

21.6

Hauritz to Prior, no run, shapes to slice it away through the off side, the extra turn foxes him and he chops it away

England 103/2   MJ Prior 3* (8b)

22.2

Johnson to Prior, 1 run, pushes it to the off side to the left of cover

22.4

Johnson to Prior, no run, stays beside the line and works it to the off side

22.5

Johnson to Prior, no run

22.6

Johnson to Prior, no run, nice sharp bouncer, hits the deck hard and Prior just manages to keep away from it as it fizzes past his body

England 105/3   MJ Prior 4* (12b)

23.3

Hauritz to Prior, no run, attempts to cut him through the off side, but the ball beats him

23.4

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, goes on the backfoot and cuts through point

England 107/3   MJ Prior 5* (14b)

24.6

Johnson to Prior, 1 run, stays beside the line and taps it towards point and takes a quick single

England 118/3   MJ Prior 6* (15b)

25.1

Hauritz to Prior, FOUR, Hauritz gives him width and pays, Prior slashes hard and gets a thickish outside edge which just beats the diving short third man

25.2

Hauritz to Prior, 2 runs, gets on his knee, fetches it from outside off and sweeps it in the air towards deep square leg, ferguson fumbles

25.3

Hauritz to Prior, no run, flat and quick, he shapes to cut but misses

25.4

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and pushes it to mid-off

England 125/3   MJ Prior 13* (19b 1x4)

26.1

Clarke to Prior, 1 run, stays back, shuffles and works him to the on side

26.3

Clarke to Prior, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he pushes it down to long-on

England 128/3   MJ Prior 15* (21b 1x4)

27.3

Hauritz to Prior, no run, reaches out and shapes to thrash it past cover but he finds the fielder

27.4

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, swivels at the crease and pulls along the ground

England 135/3   MJ Prior 16* (23b 1x4)

28.3

Clarke to Prior, FOUR, quite stylish! Clarke drops it flatter and quicker, Prior picks it early, makes a bit of room and cuts hard past short third man

28.4

Clarke to Prior, no run, tries to nudge it fine but the ball clips his pads

28.5

Clarke to Prior, 1 run, floated on middle and leg and pushed to mid-off

England 142/3   MJ Prior 21* (26b 2x4)

29.1

Hauritz to Prior, 2 runs, he's cutting well today, the ball skids through outside off and he cuts elegantly past short third man, Hussey does well at deep point to cut it off

29.2

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the off side

29.5

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, lunges forward and pushes it towards mid-off

England 148/3   MJ Prior 25* (29b 2x4)

30.3

Siddle to Prior, 2 runs, driven hard and fast down to deep extra cover and Ferguson has to hurry to slide and cut it off but he manages to pull it off

30.4

Siddle to Prior, no run, stays beside the line and cuts to point

30.5

Siddle to Prior, 1 run, strays on the pads and he clips him to fine leg

England 153/3   MJ Prior 28* (32b 2x4)

31.3

Hauritz to Prior, no run, forced away hard through the off side but finds Watson at mid-off

31.4

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run

31.6

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, drops it a bit short and he makes a bit of room and cuts to point

England 158/3   MJ Prior 30* (35b 2x4)

32.1

Siddle to Prior, no run, jams it on the blockhole but wide outside off, he squeezes it out to the off side

32.2

Siddle to Prior, no run, finds mid-off

32.3

Siddle to Prior, no run, drops it towards mid-off but decides against the single

32.4

Siddle to Prior, no run, high full toss at 91mph, too quick for him to seize on it and put it away, he steers it to backward point

32.5

Siddle to Prior, 2 runs, strange looking shot, short down the leg side and he shapes to pull but instead spoons it towards fine leg

32.6

Siddle to Prior, 1 run, stays beside the line and steers it to point

England 161/3   MJ Prior 33* (41b 2x4)

33.1

Hauritz to Prior, no run, stays behind the line and defends

33.2

Hauritz to Prior, FOUR, cracker of a drive, he chips down the track to a half volley and biffs it hard down to long-off, the ball scorches through the outside and beats the fielder

33.3

Hauritz to Prior, OUT, gifts his wicket away, he comes down the pitch but Hauritz cleverly drops it short, the ball turns, grips and goes through the gate between bat and pad, Paine whips off the bails and Prior doesn't even bother to get back, didn't have to because he was a long way down

MJ Prior st †Paine b Hauritz 37 (47m 44b 3x4 0x6) SR: 84.09

England 165/4   MJ Prior 37 (44b 3x4)
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Sep 15, 2009

Andrew Strauss still can't find that winning feeling, England v Australia, 5th ODI, Trent Bridge, September 15, 2009

Andrew Strauss still can't find that winning feeling

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Sep 15, 2009

Cameron White helped Australia across the line, England v Australia, 5th ODI, Trent Bridge, September 15, 2009

Cameron White helped Australia across the line

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