NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 5th ODI

England v Australia

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

1.1

Bracken to Denly, no run, hits it outside off and Denly safely sees it through to the keeper

1.2

Bracken to Denly, no run, now Denly's sucked into the drive, this time on the front foot, Bracken angles it nicely across him

1.3

Bracken to Denly, no run, takes a couple of steps down the pitch and Bracken fires it on the blockhole, Denly does well too dig it out

1.4

Bracken to Denly, no run, shuffles across and clips it straight to short square leg

1.5

Bracken to Denly, no run, stays beside the line and steers it towards point

1.6

Bracken to Denly, no run, he waltzes down the track again to biff that out of the ground but ends up swishing at thin air, this time Bracken drops it much shorter, another maiden

England 0/0   JL Denly 0* (6b)

3.1

Bracken to Denly, no run, looked like the off cutter which forced Denly to change his mind on the shot, he plays it with soft hands to the off side

3.2

Bracken to Denly, no run, angled on middle and leg and whipped to short square leg

3.3

Bracken to Denly, no run, outside off and pushed straight back to Bracken

3.4

Bracken to Denly, 1 run, just strays on the pads and Denly works it on its way to fine leg, more cheers from the crowd

England 3/0   JL Denly 1* (10b)

5.1

Bracken to Denly, no run, strays on the pads and he works it to fine leg

5.2

Bracken to Denly, FOUR, after the rehearsals in the previous over Denly shows exactly how it's done, he waltzes down the track, picks the slower ball and lofts it well clear of mid-on

5.3

Bracken to Denly, 1 run, that's shorter in length and there's a thick outside edge which safely clears the slips

England 21/0   JL Denly 6* (13b 1x4)

6.1

Siddle to Denly, no run, this one keeps a bit low outside off and passes underneath his bat

6.2

Siddle to Denly, no run, stays back and pushes it to the off side

6.3

Siddle to Denly, no run, comes back in a bit off the seam and Denly almost edges it onto his pads

6.4

Siddle to Denly, no run, slower and fuller, pushes it to mid-on

6.5

Siddle to Denly, FOUR, hope someone took a snap of that, good length on middle and off and Denly stays at the crease, picks the length early and whips it in the air over midwicket, that's a shot Gibbs will be proud of

6.6

Siddle to Denly, 1 no ball, he oversteps and denly works it back to the bowler

6.6

Siddle to Denly, 1 run, Free Hit all it costs is a single to mid-off, Siddle gets away with a full delivery

England 35/0   JL Denly 11* (20b 2x4)

7.1

Johnson to Denly, 1 run, punches it towards the covers and takes a single

7.3

Johnson to Denly, no run, Denly had his heart in his mouth as he chipped it in the air towards mid-on, luckily the fielder was deep

7.4

Johnson to Denly, no run, shows the full face of the bat and pushes it to the off side

7.5

Johnson to Denly, no run, and that's followed by a false shot, Johnson changes his pace and teases Denly into chasing that outside off

7.6

Johnson to Denly, no run, bowls it straight on the off stump line and he pushes it back to the bowler, nice opening over

England 37/0   JL Denly 12* (25b 2x4)

8.2

Siddle to Denly, no run, full on the leg stump but he fails to beat short fine leg

8.3

Siddle to Denly, 1 run, that's a nice yorker length delivery, he digs it out and the ball rolls to the on side

8.5

Siddle to Denly, no run, stands tall and punches it hard but can't beat cover

8.6

Siddle to Denly, no run, he'll be kicking himself for not putting away a friendly full toss, tamely tucks it to mid-on

England 40/0   JL Denly 13* (29b 2x4)

9.2

Johnson to Denly, no run, opts for the shorter length and forces Denly on the backfoot, tapped to the off side

9.3

Johnson to Denly, no run, well for a split second I thought he dragged it onto his stumps! Lands on the blockhole outside off and Denly gets on his knee and shapes to play a square drive, the inside edge thuds onto his boot and stops in front of the stumps

9.4

Johnson to Denly, no run, tapped to the off side

9.5

Johnson to Denly, FOUR, that's a mid-afternoon thrash by Denly, short of a length on the off stump and he makes a bit of room and cracks it past mid-off and cover

9.6

Johnson to Denly, 2 runs, opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man, they take on the second run and Strauss is struggling for a bit but he makes his ground

England 47/0   JL Denly 19* (34b 3x4)

10.4

Watson to Denly, 1 run, gets forward and just manages to squeeze it past a diving backward point, not sure who the fielder was

England 49/0   JL Denly 20* (35b 3x4)

11.1

Hauritz to Denly, 2 runs, goes right across his stumps and works it to fine leg, cheers for England's 50

11.2

Hauritz to Denly, 1 wide, bowls it wide outside off and much to his horror it doesn't spin

11.2

Hauritz to Denly, no run, gets across and works it to the on side

11.3

Hauritz to Denly, no run, gets forward, the ball clips the top flap of his pad and lobs to slip

11.4

Hauritz to Denly, 1 run, stays back and punches it along the ground to long-on

11.6

Hauritz to Denly, no run, spins a bit, he punches it off the backfoot to cover

England 54/0   JL Denly 23* (40b 3x4)

12.2

Watson to Denly, no run, comes down the pitch and gives a bit of room, chips it in the air but the ball drops short of point

12.3

Watson to Denly, 1 run, full on the pads and clipped away straight to deep square leg

12.6

Watson to Denly, no run, plays a checked-drive to mid-off

England 57/0   JL Denly 24* (43b 3x4)

13.5

Hauritz to Denly, no run

13.6

Hauritz to Denly, no run, pushed back to the bowler

England 66/1   JL Denly 24* (45b 3x4)

14.2

Johnson to Denly, 1 run, drops it short outside off and he chops it down to third man

14.6

Johnson to Denly, FOUR, he can describe this shot to his grand kids some day! Full in length on the off stump and he shows a dead straight bat and scoops it so easily over the bowler's head, the head position and follow through looked perfect, too bad the ball just dropped short of the rope

England 73/1   JL Denly 29* (47b 4x4)

15.2

Hauritz to Denly, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg and clipped to the on side

15.6

Hauritz to Denly, 1 leg bye, drops it a bit short on seeing him advance, the ball lobs off his pads and rolls away

England 77/1   JL Denly 30* (49b 4x4)

16.1

Johnson to Denly, FOUR, one of the uglier boundaries this afternoon, he chases a wide delivery and the under edge beats the keeper and races to third man

16.2

Johnson to Denly, 1 run, reaches out to chase another wide delivery and he takes a sharp single to cover point

England 82/1   JL Denly 35* (51b 5x4)

17.2

Watson to Denly, 1 run, stays beside the line and thumps it to the off side

England 91/1   JL Denly 36* (52b 5x4)

18.1

Bracken to Denly, no run, comes round the wicket with the keeper upto the stumps, the batsman works it to the on side

18.2

Bracken to Denly, no run

18.3

Bracken to Denly, no run, that's a street slog from Denly which fetches him nothing, he makes room and the ball somehow dodges the outside edge and the stumps

18.4

Bracken to Denly, no run, makes room and works it back to the bowler

18.5

Bracken to Denly, no run, mistimed straight drive by Denly and Bracken does superbly to fling himself to his right and save a few runs

18.6

Bracken to Denly, 2 runs, clips it with the angle behind square on the on side

England 93/1   JL Denly 38* (58b 5x4)

19.2

Watson to Denly, no run, strolls down the pitch for another free whack but Watson drops it shorter and the ball once again misses the top of the stumps

19.3

Watson to Denly, 1 run, attempts the pull again but plays it along the ground

19.6

Watson to Denly, 1 run, gets forward and steers it past the big gap between mid-off and cover

England 97/2   JL Denly 40* (61b 5x4)

20.1

Bracken to Denly, 1 run, plays a checked drive to long-on, Bracken continues round the wicket

20.5

Bracken to Denly, no run, pushes it with soft hands towards mid-off

20.6

Bracken to Denly, 1 run, stays beside the line and he opens the face and steers it towards third man

England 100/2   JL Denly 42* (64b 5x4)

21.1

Hauritz to Denly, 1 run, fires it flatter and quicker, he whips it to deep square leg

21.5

Hauritz to Denly, 1 run, comes down the track and checks his loft, the ball drops well short of long-on

England 103/2   JL Denly 44* (66b 5x4)

22.1

Johnson to Denly, 1 run, several shouts of 'catch it' from where I'm sitting but nothing from the Australians, he chips a full delivery in the air towards mid-off, seemed dangerous but his placement was actually quite perfect

22.3

Johnson to Denly, OUT, that's another give-away I'm afraid, Johnson angles it across the right-hander from round the wicket and Denly shuffles right across and whips it high in the air over the on side, catching practice for Hussey running forward from deep square leg

JL Denly c Hussey b Johnson 45 (99m 68b 5x4 0x6) SR: 66.17

England 105/3   JL Denly 45 (68b 5x4)
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Andrew Strauss still can't find that winning feeling, England v Australia, 5th ODI, Trent Bridge, September 15, 2009

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Cameron White helped Australia across the line

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