NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 5th ODI

England v Australia

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

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

10.4

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

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   SR Watson 1-0-2-0

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

12.2

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

12.4

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

12.6

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

England 57/0   SR Watson 2-0-5-0

17.1

Watson to Bopara, 1 run, slower ball and he shuffles and clips it down to fine leg

17.2

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

17.3

Watson to Bopara, no run, swishes hard outside the off stump and the ball creeps underneath the bat

17.4

Watson to Bopara, no run, pushes it softly back to the bowler

17.5

Watson to Bopara, no run, stays behind the line and taps it back to the bowler

17.6

Watson to Bopara, no run, the first wicket-taking delivery he has bowled, the jaffa squares him up outside off, extra bounce and Bopara gets his glove out of the way

England 91/1   SR Watson 3-0-7-0

19.1

Watson to Bopara, 1 run, makes room and cracks it past the gap at cover

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

19.4

Watson to Bopara, OUT, goes for the home run, gets a lot of elevation but not the desired distance, Bopara gets his front pad across and lofts across the line, Hauritz is there at deep square leg and he takes it comfortably

RS Bopara c Hauritz b Watson 18 (27m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

19.5

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

19.6

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

England 97/2   SR Watson 4-0-11-1

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

35.4

Watson to Shah, 2 runs, fires it on the blockhole and Shah squeezes it out to deep cover, slight fumble

35.5

Watson to Shah, 1 run, drops it just a bit short and he swivels and pulls to deep square

35.6

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

England 178/4   SR Watson 5-0-18-1

37.1

Watson to Shah, no run, bowls it on the off stump line and he defends back to the bowler

37.2

Watson to Shah, no run, another dot ball as Shah drives straight to mid-off

37.3

Watson to Shah, 1 run, commits early to the front foot and he steers him down to cover

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

37.6

Watson to Shah, 1 run, drops it with soft hands to the covers and sets off

England 192/4   SR Watson 6-0-25-1

39.1

Watson to Mascarenhas, 1 run

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   SR Watson 7-0-37-1

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

41.2

Watson to Mascarenhas, 2 runs, pulls this over midwicket for a couple

41.3

Watson to Mascarenhas, no run, works it straight to short midwicket

41.4

Watson to Mascarenhas, FOUR, goes for a wild slog and the ball takes a thick inside edge which just misses the off stump and rolls to fine leg

41.5

Watson to Mascarenhas, FOUR, it's a low full toss outside off and he gets forward and crashes it past point

41.6

Watson to Mascarenhas, OUT, his eventful cameo comes to an end, Watson changes the pace and Mascarenhas doesn't pick the slower one, he mows him across the line but finds Johnson at short midwicket

AD Mascarenhas c Johnson b Watson 19 (17m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 146.15

England 230/6   SR Watson 8-0-48-2

43.1

Watson to Broad, 1 run, stays back at the crease and works it across the line to deep midwicket

43.2

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

43.3

Watson to Broad, no run, gets an inside edge to short midwicket

43.4

Watson to Broad, no run, the slower ball really foxes him, he flays hard at the ball but it sneaks through bat and pad

43.5

Watson to Broad, no run, cramps him for a bit of room and Broad mistimes the shot and fails to get it past the infield

43.6

Watson to Broad, 1 run, width this time and he slashes it firmly to deep cover

England 239/6   SR Watson 9-0-51-2

45.1

Watson to Broad, 2 runs

45.2

Watson to Broad, no run, swings too early and misses it completely

45.3

Watson to Broad, 1 run, picks it from outside off and mows it down to long-on, in the air for a bit

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

45.5

Watson to Broad, FOUR, makes room, clears his back leg and crashes it past point for a boundary

45.6

Watson to Broad, 1 run, makes room and really clubs a half volley down the ground to long-off

England 259/6   SR Watson 10-0-60-2
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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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