NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 5th ODI

England v Australia

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

33.4

Hauritz to Morgan, 2 runs, gets off the mark with a paddle down to fine leg, nice full toss to get first up

33.5

Hauritz to Morgan, no run, very slow through the air and defended with a dead bat

33.6

Hauritz to Morgan, 1 run, drops it short, makes room and cuts to point

England 168/4   EJG Morgan 3* (3b)

34.1

Siddle to Morgan, 2 runs, clips it to deep square leg and the ball really gathers pace near the boundary, the fielder has to really hurry but he manages to cut it off, Ferguson fires the throw to the keeper

34.2

Siddle to Morgan, no run, this one kicks up and creeps past the gap between bat and pad, not too far from the off stump either

34.3

Siddle to Morgan, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he clips it down to deep square leg

England 171/4   EJG Morgan 6* (6b)

35.1

Watson to Morgan, no run, slower ball on middle and off, he pushes it towards mid-off

35.2

Watson to Morgan, 2 runs, steers him down to deep point and Ferguson is kept busy again

35.3

Watson to Morgan, 1 run, back of a length, he opens the face of the bat and steers him to third man

35.6

Watson to Morgan, 1 run, chops him down to third man

England 178/4   EJG Morgan 10* (10b)

36.1

Johnson to Morgan, no run, hits a good length on middle and off, he defends back to the bowler

36.2

Johnson to Morgan, no run, angles towards the leg side and he taps it to the on side

36.3

Johnson to Morgan, SIX, made it look so easy, Johnson gifts him a half volley down the leg side and Morgan whips it in the air and just clears deep square leg, seems like a short boundary down there

36.4

Johnson to Morgan, 1 wide, fires it wide down the leg side and Johnson can thank Paine for saving a certain boundary

36.4

Johnson to Morgan, no run, much better, on the blockhole and he just manages to keep it out

36.5

Johnson to Morgan, no run, keeps it on a good length and Morgan defends it back to the bowler

36.6

Johnson to Morgan, no run, short and wide and he cuts to point

England 185/4   EJG Morgan 16* (16b 1x6)

37.4

Watson to Morgan, FOUR, Watson comes round the wicket and looks up as Morgan sends the ball scurrying all the way to the vacant spaces at deep cover, too wide and spanked away

37.5

Watson to Morgan, 1 run, gets this one to come back in and he gets an inside edge down to fine leg

England 191/4   EJG Morgan 21* (18b 1x4 1x6)

38.6

Johnson to Morgan, no run

England 196/5   EJG Morgan 21* (19b 1x4 1x6)

39.2

Watson to Morgan, no run, comes round the wicket, he pokes his bat out at it and the ball beats him

39.3

Watson to Morgan, SIX, one for the album! Watson drops it on a good length from round the wicket and Morgan gets on top of the bounce, uses his bottom hand and pulls him over deep midwicket, clean hit and amazing follow through

39.4

Watson to Morgan, no run, pounded down the pitch but Watson does well to stop it and save a few runs

39.5

Watson to Morgan, FOUR, he mixes it up by bowling a slower ball but it lands on the half volley, Morgan scoops him high over mid-on

39.6

Watson to Morgan, 1 run, gently taps it to the off side and takes a single

England 208/5   EJG Morgan 32* (24b 2x4 2x6)

40.1

Johnson to Morgan, FOUR, he's on a roll here, he gets a friendly half volley on the pads and he picks his spot well by clipping him well wide of short fine leg

40.2

Johnson to Morgan, 1 run, good length on the offstump, he opens the face of the bat and steers him to third man

40.4

Johnson to Morgan, no run, clever change of pace from Johnson, somehow creeps past bat and pad, don't ask me how that didn't shave the off stump

40.5

Johnson to Morgan, 1 run, checks his drive and squeezes it past the bowler, Johnson dives in vain

England 215/5   EJG Morgan 38* (28b 3x4 2x6)

41.1

Watson to Morgan, 1 run, Dropped He was dropped 4 and half times by my estimate, Morgan gets forward and whips it high in the air across the line to deep square leg, Hussey runs forward, appears to have it in control, juggles it with it close to five times before dropping it on the turf

England 220/5   EJG Morgan 39* (29b 3x4 2x6)

42.1

Bracken to Morgan, 1 run, slower ball and he pushes it past the bowler and down to long-on

42.4

Bracken to Morgan, no run, cuts back in and he punches it back to the bowler, Bracken's keeping it tight

42.5

Bracken to Morgan, 2 runs, makes a bit of room and chops it past the gap between short third man and point, good team work by Hauritz and Siddle at third man

42.6

Bracken to Morgan, 2 runs, shuffles and works him towards fine leg and they push hard for the second run

England 236/6   EJG Morgan 44* (33b 3x4 2x6)

43.2

Watson to Morgan, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it wide of cover for a single

England 238/6   EJG Morgan 45* (34b 3x4 2x6)

44.2

Bracken to Morgan, 1 run, slower ball, drops it a bit short outside off and he tries to steer it past short third man

44.5

Bracken to Morgan, no run, chops it hard to point and Morgan doesn't bother about the single but Broad's a long way out, he makes a desperate attempts to get back

44.6

Bracken to Morgan, SIX, going, going and it's a heads-up to the crowd at the deep midwicket boundary! He picks the slower ball by getting on his knees and playing the cleanest of slog sweeps, brings up his fifty a well

England 250/6   EJG Morgan 52* (37b 3x4 3x6)

45.4

Watson to Morgan, 1 run, leg cutter from Watson and Morgan tries to innovate by playing a reverse paddle, he ends up paddling it onto his body, strange shot

England 254/6   EJG Morgan 53* (38b 3x4 3x6)

46.3

Siddle to Morgan, 1 run, nice delivery on the blockhole and Broad nearly slips at the crease as he works it down to mid-on

England 265/6   EJG Morgan 54* (39b 3x4 3x6)

47.2

Bracken to Morgan, FOUR, he goes for the reverse paddle and gets a lot of elevation, clears short third man

47.3

Bracken to Morgan, OUT, he goes for another reverse paddle, but this time he gets a top edge and Siddle gets under it at point

EJG Morgan c Siddle b Bracken 58 (65m 41b 4x4 3x6) SR: 141.46

England 272/8   EJG Morgan 58 (41b 4x4 3x6)
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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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