NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 5th ODI

England v Australia

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

0.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, starts off with a full and wide one outside off but not wide enough to be called, left alone

0.2

Siddle to Strauss, no run, that's a low full toss which he fails to put away, tamely pushed to mid-off

0.3

Siddle to Strauss, no run, that's a nice on-the-target delivery, skids towards the off stump and Strauss pats it back

0.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, fullish on the off stump and dug out back towards the bowler

0.5

Siddle to Strauss, no run, lands it on a good length outside off, not much away movement before reaching the keeper

0.6

Siddle to Strauss, no run, false shot from Strauss, he shapes to play a back-foot punch but the extra bounce beats and ultimately saves him

England 0/0   AJ Strauss 0* (6b)

2.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, pushes it towards mid-off and he's cruelly denied a run, something's got to give

2.2

Siddle to Strauss, 2 runs, cheers as Strauss pulls that between mid-on and square leg, Ferguson gives a good chase and relays it to Hauritz close to the rope

2.3

Siddle to Strauss, no run, pushes it straight back to the bowler

2.4

Siddle to Strauss, no run, excellent delivery, gets it to kick up off a good length and fizz past Strauss who drops his hand

2.5

Siddle to Strauss, no run, stays beside the line and taps it away to the off side

2.6

Siddle to Strauss, no run, a little slower in pace and Strauss shapes to angle it past the gap square on the off side

England 2/0   AJ Strauss 2* (12b)

3.5

Bracken to Strauss, no run, nicely punched off the backfoot and Clarke doesn't have to move an inch at backward point to stop that

3.6

Bracken to Strauss, 1 run, tries to mow it across the line but he only just manages to beat mid-on

England 4/0   AJ Strauss 3* (14b)

4.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, this one is shorter and stops on him a bit, in the air for a second or two but safe from the bowler

4.2

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, that's a nice shot, a tad short of a length outside off and a fraction of width, he stands tall and punches it past the gap between backward point and cover

4.3

Siddle to Strauss, no run, Watson gets in the way of a booming off drive at mid-off, well done Shane

4.4

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, that's a gift, on the pads and the half volley is easily worked away past square leg and fine leg is too fine to cut it off

4.5

Siddle to Strauss, FOUR, forget about chasing that, another half volley on the pads and he tucks it squarer this time, past the gap between short square leg and mid-on

4.6

Siddle to Strauss, no run, mixes it up with a slower one, he doesn't pick it right and the outside edge drops short of second slip

England 16/0   AJ Strauss 15* (20b 3x4)

5.4

Bracken to Strauss, FOUR, that would have been a stunner from Clarke at backward point, leaps to his right with both hands cupped, Strauss slashes outside off and takes the aerial route, that went like lightning

5.5

Bracken to Strauss, no run, pushes a full delivery to the off side

5.6

Bracken to Strauss, FOUR, keeps it along the ground past backward point and gets the desired result, stays beside the line and times the cut well

England 29/0   AJ Strauss 23* (23b 5x4)

7.2

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, works his wrists and turns it into the wide spaces at midwicket to pick up anj easy single

England 37/0   AJ Strauss 24* (24b 5x4)

8.1

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, keeps it on a good length outside off and he makes use of the width to steer it to third man

8.4

Siddle to Strauss, 1 run, fullish and tucked to the on side for a single

England 40/0   AJ Strauss 26* (26b 5x4)

9.1

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, fast inswinging yorker on the leg stump, he takes it on the full but places it straight to fine leg

England 41/0   AJ Strauss 27* (27b 5x4)

10.1

Watson to Strauss, no run, slower ball and Strauss swings too early, the ball loops towards the keeper

10.2

Watson to Strauss, no run, slower in pace, he works it towards square leg

10.3

Watson to Strauss, 1 run, good length outside off and he steers it to third man

10.5

Watson to Strauss, no run, chops it straight to Clarke at backward point

10.6

Watson to Strauss, no run, slower ball lands outside leg and Strauss gets a leading edge to the off side

England 49/0   AJ Strauss 28* (32b 5x4)

11.5

Hauritz to Strauss, 1 run, chips down the ground and Hauritz fires that on the leg stump, he forces it to mid-on and challenges the fielder

England 54/0   AJ Strauss 29* (33b 5x4)

12.1

Watson to Strauss, 1 run, drops it short and Strauss shapes to pull it away but he checks his shot and the ball rolls past square leg

12.4

Watson to Strauss, no run, keeps it a bit short and Strauss fails to pierce the off side field

12.5

Watson to Strauss, 1 run, that slower short delivery again, Strauss doesn't pick it all that well and pulls too early, he manages to keep it along the ground though

England 57/0   AJ Strauss 31* (36b 5x4)

13.1

Hauritz to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot, he chips down the track on seeing the flight and plays the cleanest of lofts over the bowler's head

13.2

Hauritz to Strauss, OUT, the reverse sweep costs him his wicket, he's onto the shot too early and the ball doesn't spin too much and clips him low on the front pad, after a fairly prolonged appeal Asad Rauf is convinced, that had to have hit just the off stump, I'd like to see another replay of that. I think I saw an under edge, not the cleanest of dismissals

AJ Strauss lbw b Hauritz 35 (56m 38b 6x4 0x6) SR: 92.10

England 61/1   AJ Strauss 35 (38b 6x4)
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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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