NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 5th ODI

England v Australia

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

7.1

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

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

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   MG Johnson 1-0-2-0

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

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   MG Johnson 2-0-9-0

14.1

Johnson to Bopara, 1 run, full outside off and pushed past the covers

14.2

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

14.3

Johnson to Bopara, no run, drops it shorter in length and he defends back to the bowler

14.4

Johnson to Bopara, no run, stays at the crease and pushes it to the off side

14.5

Johnson to Bopara, 1 run, hits the deck hard and the ball climbs on Bopara but he easily manages to clip it to the on side

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   MG Johnson 3-0-16-0

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

16.3

Johnson to Bopara, no run, chases a wide one again and the ball beats him

16.4

Johnson to Bopara, FOUR, drops it short of a length down the leg side and Bopara shuffles a bit and whips it in the air well wide of short fine leg

16.5

Johnson to Bopara, 2 runs, checks his cover drive but the ball still races away, Bopara challenges Hauritz's throw from the deep and makes his ground

16.6

Johnson to Bopara, 1 run, chance for Australia! Bopara drops his wrists and takes a cheeky single, poor Denly has a lot of ground to cover with a rampaging Johnson running beside him, the bowler's under-arm flick just misses the stumps with a diving Denly a few inches short of his crease

England 89/1   MG Johnson 4-0-28-0

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

22.2

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

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

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   MG Johnson 5-0-30-1

24.1

Johnson to Shah, FOUR, that just flew off the bat, makes use of the width outside off, didn't cut it with much conviction because the ball was in the air for a bit, but the placement was spot on because third man had no chance

24.2

Johnson to Shah, no run, stays back and pushes it back to the bowler

24.3

Johnson to Shah, no run, pushed down the track again

24.4

Johnson to Shah, FOUR, Johnson drops it short outside off and the ball stops on him a bit, Shah meets the ball high on the bat and slaps it past midwicket and mid-on, Johnson knows he's bowled a poor one

24.5

Johnson to Shah, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and steers him to third man

24.6

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

England 118/3   MG Johnson 6-0-40-1

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   MG Johnson 7-0-47-1

38.1

Johnson to Shah, OUT, tame again, the England batsmen don't seem to have a very long shelf life going by the evidence today, Johnson lands it outside off and gets it to straighten, Shah pokes at it and gets a thickish outside edge to Paine

OA Shah c †Paine b Johnson 31 (57m 41b 3x4 0x6) SR: 75.60

38.2

Johnson to Mascarenhas, no run, gets a warm welcome from Johnson, takes his eyes off a short ball and it hits him flush on the helmet

38.3

Johnson to Mascarenhas, no run, and Mascarenhas endures another nervy moment as he gets a leading edge which falls short of cover, he also goes a long way back at the cease and nearly steps on his stumps

38.4

Johnson to Mascarenhas, (no ball) 2 runs, what's happening? Another short ball and Mascarenhas doesn't know whether to hook it or not, he gets a top edge which lands safe, the umpire penalises the bowler for height

38.4

Johnson to Mascarenhas, no run, beats him outside the off stump this time

38.5

Johnson to Mascarenhas, 1 run, once again he goes right across his stumps and nearly knocks them off with his back leg, he whips it away past midwicket

38.6

Johnson to Morgan, no run

England 196/5   MG Johnson 8-0-51-2

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

40.3

Johnson to Mascarenhas, 1 run

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

40.6

Johnson to Mascarenhas, FOUR, Powerplay revelry here, Johnson drops it short and Mascarenhas gets on his feet quickly, swivels and pulls over square leg

England 219/5   MG Johnson 9-0-62-2

49.1

Johnson to Sidebottom, 1 wide, loosener down the leg side, Sidebottom tries to trickle it down to fine leg

49.1

Johnson to Sidebottom, 1 run, shuffles and clips him down to deep square leg

49.2

Johnson to Rashid, FOUR, classic shot, Rashid gets on his knees to a pitched up delivery outside off and slices it high in the air to deep point

49.3

Johnson to Rashid, FOUR, not so elegant but he won't care, he makes room and gets a thick outside edge past the keeper's reach while aiming for the long-on boundary

49.4

Johnson to Rashid, 2 runs, makes room and thumps it in the air down to long-off, there's an overthrow and that allows another run

49.5

Johnson to Rashid, FOUR, that's another street slog, he swings at a short delivery and the top edge clears the keeper and runs to fine leg

49.6

Johnson to Rashid, 2 wides, short down the leg side and he swings, wide called and they take an extra run

49.6

Johnson to Sidebottom, OUT, tries to cut a short delivery outside off but he misses, they attempt to steal a bye but Paine under-arms the ball onto the stumps with the batsman well short

AU Rashid run out 18 (14m 9b 3x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

England 299/10   MG Johnson 10-0-80-2
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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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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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