NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 5th ODI

England v Australia

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

2.25pm: Five minutes left. Some of you have written in. Denly and Strauss take positions. Siddle to bowl. 2 slips. Ready

Geoff, from UK: "I can't believe england are still persevering with the same players despite being 4-0 down... when will they realise bopara, shah, morgan and co are not up to it and make some changes?"

Matt's not wasting his sleep time in Australia: "No Brett Lee!?! what's the point of staying up. I'm going to bed."

2.15pm: You've got the toss and teams below. The start is about 15 mins away.

Time to reflect on the series, which is already dead. It's funny that each time you sit down to slam England's one-day team, you're gently reminded that they just won a series not too long ago. They beat (a full-strength) West Indies, at home and away, remember?

But still, looking at their performance in this series, you get the impression that they just don't respect the one-day game enough. If you don't respect it, it won't respect you. Age-old stuff, I know. England better get their act together in the next game or they'll head to the Champions Trophy as push-overs.

2pm: We've got the toss and teams. England have won the toss and they're batting first. In brief, Brett Lee misses out and Peter Siddle takes his place. For England, the predictable change - Mascarenhas comes in for Luke Wright.

England: 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Joe Denly, 3 Ravi Bopara, 4 Matt Prior (wk), Owais Shah, 6 Eoin Morgan, 7 Dimitri Mascarenhas, 8 Stuart Broad, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Tim Bresnan, 11 Ryan Sidebottom

Australia: 1 Shane Watson, 2 Tim Paine (wk), 3 Ricky Ponting (capt), 4 Michael Clarke, 5 Callum Ferguson, 6 Michael Hussey, 7 Cameron White, 8 Mitchell Johnson, 9 Nathan Hauritz, 10 Peter Siddle, 11 Nathan Bracken

Ponting said that Lee's being rested as part of routine player management. We'll miss his inswinging yorkers today. Luke Wright had injured himself while facing the bowling machine.

1.50pm: Good evening everyone and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the fifth ODI between England and Australia at Trent Bridge. It's a day-nighter and the toss is about ten minutes away. This is Kanishkaa Balachandran, your companion for this match.

We have Alex Brown at the ground to pass on little tid-bits from the press box and wherever else. Peter Siddle is warming up, but where's Brett Lee? Let's hope he appears soon.

Australia are on a high and Mike Hussey has called it a working-class team. Click here to find out what he meant by that.

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

End of over 1 (maiden) England 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
AJ Strauss    0* (6b)      PM Siddle    1-1-0-0
JL Denly    0* (0b)     

Good start by Siddle, here's Bracken, one slip in place

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

End of over 2 (maiden) England 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
JL Denly    0* (6b)      NW Bracken    1-1-0-0
AJ Strauss    0* (6b)      PM Siddle    1-1-0-0

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

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End of over 3 (2 runs) England 2/0 (RR: 0.66)
AJ Strauss    2* (12b)      PM Siddle    2-1-2-0
JL Denly    0* (6b)      NW Bracken    1-1-0-0

The weather seems quite good

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

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

End of over 4 (2 runs) England 4/0 (RR: 1.00)
AJ Strauss    3* (14b)      NW Bracken    2-1-2-0
JL Denly    1* (10b)      PM Siddle    2-1-2-0

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

12 off that over

End of over 5 (12 runs) England 16/0 (RR: 3.20)
AJ Strauss    15* (20b 3x4)      PM Siddle    3-1-14-0
JL Denly    1* (10b)      NW Bracken    2-1-2-0

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

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

Paine comes upto the stumps

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

End of over 6 (13 runs) England 29/0 (RR: 4.83)
AJ Strauss    23* (23b 5x4)      NW Bracken    3-1-15-0
JL Denly    6* (13b 1x4)      PM Siddle    3-1-14-0

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

End of over 7 (6 runs) England 35/0 (RR: 5.00)
JL Denly    11* (20b 2x4)      PM Siddle    4-1-20-0
AJ Strauss    23* (23b 5x4)      NW Bracken    3-1-15-0

First change, here's Johnson

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

Just scanning some of your mails. Some of you are quite peeved that Lee has been rested.

End of over 8 (2 runs) England 37/0 (RR: 4.62)
JL Denly    12* (25b 2x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-2-0
AJ Strauss    24* (24b 5x4)      PM Siddle    4-1-20-0

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

8.2

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

8.4

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

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

End of over 9 (3 runs) England 40/0 (RR: 4.44)
JL Denly    13* (29b 2x4)      PM Siddle    5-1-23-0
AJ Strauss    26* (26b 5x4)      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

End of over 10 (7 runs) England 47/0 (RR: 4.70)
JL Denly    19* (34b 3x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-9-0
AJ Strauss    27* (27b 5x4)      PM Siddle    5-1-23-0

Watson over the wicket

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

I forgot to mention that Australia haven't opted for the Powerplay

10.6

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

End of over 11 (2 runs) England 49/0 (RR: 4.45)
AJ Strauss    28* (32b 5x4)      SR Watson    1-0-2-0
JL Denly    20* (35b 3x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-9-0

Here's Nathan Hauritz. There's a long-on, deep square leg, and a slip, and a fine leg

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

11.5

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

11.6

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

End of over 12 (5 runs) England 54/0 (RR: 4.50)
JL Denly    23* (40b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    1-0-5-0
AJ Strauss    29* (33b 5x4)      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

End of over 13 (3 runs) England 57/0 (RR: 4.38)
JL Denly    24* (43b 3x4)      SR Watson    2-0-5-0
AJ Strauss    31* (36b 5x4)      NM Hauritz    1-0-5-0

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

13.3

Hauritz to Bopara, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side

13.4

Hauritz to Bopara, 5 runs, overthrows! They push a quick single to mid-on and Johnson fires it to Paine but the throw is too wide and even the fielder backing up failed to cut it off

13.5

Hauritz to Denly, no run

13.6

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

End of over 14 (9 runs) England 66/1 (RR: 4.71)
JL Denly    24* (45b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    2-0-14-1
RS Bopara    5* (2b)      SR Watson    2-0-5-0

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

End of over 15 (7 runs) England 73/1 (RR: 4.86)
JL Denly    29* (47b 4x4)      MG Johnson    3-0-16-0
RS Bopara    7* (6b)      NM Hauritz    2-0-14-1

Second Powerplay taken

15.1

Hauritz to Bopara, 1 run, full outside off and driven to the off side

15.2

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

15.3

Hauritz to Bopara, no run

15.4

Hauritz to Bopara, no run, moves about at his crease and tries to ciut but he mistimes it back to the bowler

15.5

Hauritz to Bopara, 1 run, full on the off stump 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

End of over 16 (4 runs) England 77/1 (RR: 4.81)
JL Denly    30* (49b 4x4)      NM Hauritz    3-0-17-1
RS Bopara    9* (10b)      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

Sameer, on Strauss's dismissal: "Technology , Wow !! Replays Suggest Bit Of Glove Involved , Hot Spot Says It Hits The Pad and Nothing Else. We Can Clearly See Ball was Turning Towards Off Stump, Hawk Eye Says It Was Clipping Leg Stump."

We just saw another replay of the dismissal and the Sky commentary are convinced there was an under edge

End of over 17 (12 runs) England 89/1 (RR: 5.23)
RS Bopara    16* (14b 1x4)      MG Johnson    4-0-28-0
JL Denly    35* (51b 5x4)      NM Hauritz    3-0-17-1

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

End of over 18 (2 runs) England 91/1 (RR: 5.05)
RS Bopara    17* (19b 1x4)      SR Watson    3-0-7-0
JL Denly    36* (52b 5x4)      MG Johnson    4-0-28-0

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

End of over 19 (2 runs) England 93/1 (RR: 4.89)
JL Denly    38* (58b 5x4)      NW Bracken    4-1-17-0
RS Bopara    17* (19b 1x4)      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

Prior walks in

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

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End of over 20 (4 runs) England 97/2 (RR: 4.85)
JL Denly    40* (61b 5x4)      SR Watson    4-0-11-1
MJ Prior    1* (1b)      NW Bracken    4-1-17-0

20.1

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

20.2

Bracken to Prior, no run, slower delivery angling on middle and leg, he defends back to the bowler

20.3

Bracken to Prior, no run, another slower one, outside off and he steers it to the off side, Denly charges out of his crease and heads back quickly

20.4

Bracken to Prior, 1 run, opens the face and squeezes a single to the covers

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

End of over 21 (3 runs) England 100/2 (RR: 4.76)
JL Denly    42* (64b 5x4)      NW Bracken    5-1-20-0
MJ Prior    2* (4b)      SR Watson    4-0-11-1

hauritz and Ponting in discussion

21.1

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

21.2

Hauritz to Prior, no run, flat and short again, he clips it to the on side

21.3

Hauritz to Prior, no run, chips down the track and checks his shot, pushes it back to the bowler

21.4

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, uses his feet at the crease and cuts it to the off side

21.5

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

21.6

Hauritz to Prior, no run, shapes to slice it away through the off side, the extra turn foxes him and he chops it away

End of over 22 (3 runs) England 103/2 (RR: 4.68)
MJ Prior    3* (8b)      NM Hauritz    4-0-20-1
JL Denly    44* (66b 5x4)      NW Bracken    5-1-20-0

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

Owais Shah walks in

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

End of over 23 (2 runs) England 105/3 (RR: 4.56)
MJ Prior    4* (12b)      MG Johnson    5-0-30-1
OA Shah    0* (0b)      NM Hauritz    4-0-20-1

23.1

Hauritz to Shah, no run, very watchful there, he just allows that to go through to the keeper, no turn

23.2

Hauritz to Shah, 1 run, chipped drive towards mid-on, young Paine got a little excited there

23.3

Hauritz to Prior, no run, attempts to cut him through the off side, but the ball beats him

23.4

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, goes on the backfoot and cuts through point

23.5

Hauritz to Shah, no run, pushed straight back to the bowler

23.6

Hauritz to Shah, 1 run, full on middle and leg and drives neatly to long-on

End of over 24 (3 runs) England 108/3 (RR: 4.50)
OA Shah    2* (4b)      NM Hauritz    5-0-23-1
MJ Prior    5* (14b)      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

End of over 25 (10 runs) England 118/3 (RR: 4.72)
MJ Prior    6* (15b)      MG Johnson    6-0-40-1
OA Shah    11* (9b 2x4)      NM Hauritz    5-0-23-1

25.1

Hauritz to Prior, FOUR, Hauritz gives him width and pays, Prior slashes hard and gets a thickish outside edge which just beats the diving short third man

25.2

Hauritz to Prior, 2 runs, gets on his knee, fetches it from outside off and sweeps it in the air towards deep square leg, ferguson fumbles

25.3

Hauritz to Prior, no run, flat and quick, he shapes to cut but misses

25.4

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and pushes it to mid-off

25.5

Hauritz to Shah, no run, pushed down the track back to the bowler

25.6

Hauritz to Shah, no run, gets behind the line and defends with a dead bat

End of over 26 (7 runs) England 125/3 (RR: 4.80)
OA Shah    11* (11b 2x4)      NM Hauritz    6-0-30-1
MJ Prior    13* (19b 1x4)      MG Johnson    6-0-40-1

Here's Michael Clarke

26.1

Clarke to Prior, 1 run, stays back, shuffles and works him to the on side

26.2

Clarke to Shah, 1 run, no turn this time, he stays back and punches it to point for a single

26.3

Clarke to Prior, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he pushes it down to long-on

26.4

Clarke to Shah, no run, stays behind the line and defends back to the bowler

26.5

Clarke to Shah, no run, comes down the pitch, changes his mind and opts to defend forward, well bowled

26.6

Clarke to Shah, 1 run, turns it towards short fine leg and completes a sharp single

End of over 27 (4 runs) England 129/3 (RR: 4.77)
OA Shah    13* (15b 2x4)      MJ Clarke    1-0-4-0
MJ Prior    15* (21b 1x4)      NM Hauritz    6-0-30-1

27.1

Hauritz to Shah, FOUR, Hauritz drops it on a good length but it doesn't stop Shah from chipping down and lofting him over mid-off

27.2

Hauritz to Shah, 1 run, steered to the covers for a single

27.3

Hauritz to Prior, no run, reaches out and shapes to thrash it past cover but he finds the fielder

27.4

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, swivels at the crease and pulls along the ground

27.5

Hauritz to Shah, no run, flighted outside off and pushed to the off side

27.6

Hauritz to Shah, 1 run, stays beside the line and steers him to point

End of over 28 (7 runs) England 136/3 (RR: 4.85)
OA Shah    19* (19b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    7-0-37-1
MJ Prior    16* (23b 1x4)      MJ Clarke    1-0-4-0

28.1

Clarke to Shah, no run, gives room and he steers him to the off side

28.2

Clarke to Shah, 1 run

28.3

Clarke to Prior, FOUR, quite stylish! Clarke drops it flatter and quicker, Prior picks it early, makes a bit of room and cuts hard past short third man

28.4

Clarke to Prior, no run, tries to nudge it fine but the ball clips his pads

28.5

Clarke to Prior, 1 run, floated on middle and leg and pushed to mid-off

28.6

Clarke to Shah, 1 wide, sneaks past his pads down the leg side

28.6

Clarke to Shah, no run, gets forward early and defends

End of over 29 (7 runs) England 143/3 (RR: 4.93)
OA Shah    20* (22b 3x4)      MJ Clarke    2-0-11-0
MJ Prior    21* (26b 2x4)      NM Hauritz    7-0-37-1

29.1

Hauritz to Prior, 2 runs, he's cutting well today, the ball skids through outside off and he cuts elegantly past short third man, Hussey does well at deep point to cut it off

29.2

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the off side

29.3

Hauritz to Shah, no run

29.4

Hauritz to Shah, 1 run, hesitation! He pushes it towards mid-off and the batsmen set off, think again, then after a fumble go through with a single

29.5

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, lunges forward and pushes it towards mid-off

29.6

Hauritz to Shah, 1 run, squeezes it to point for a single

End of over 30 (6 runs) England 149/3 (RR: 4.96)
OA Shah    22* (25b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    8-0-43-1
MJ Prior    25* (29b 2x4)      MJ Clarke    2-0-11-0

30.1

Siddle to Shah, no run, fullish outside off and pushed towards mid-off

30.2

Siddle to Shah, 1 run, reaches out and chops it down to third man, the third fifty of the innings has been the quickest - off 56 balls

30.3

Siddle to Prior, 2 runs, driven hard and fast down to deep extra cover and Ferguson has to hurry to slide and cut it off but he manages to pull it off

30.4

Siddle to Prior, no run, stays beside the line and cuts to point

30.5

Siddle to Prior, 1 run, strays on the pads and he clips him to fine leg

30.6

Siddle to Shah, 1 run, mistimes the on drive but he just manages to beat mid-on

End of over 31 (5 runs) England 154/3 (RR: 4.96)
OA Shah    24* (28b 3x4)      PM Siddle    6-1-28-0
MJ Prior    28* (32b 2x4)      NM Hauritz    8-0-43-1

31.1

Hauritz to Shah, no run, driven hard down the pitch and picked up by the bowler

31.2

Hauritz to Shah, 1 run, gets forward and drives to the deep on the off side and brings up the fifty stand

31.3

Hauritz to Prior, no run, forced away hard through the off side but finds Watson at mid-off

31.4

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run

31.5

Hauritz to Shah, 1 run, turns it just wide of short fine leg for a single

31.6

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, drops it a bit short and he makes a bit of room and cuts to point

End of over 32 (4 runs) England 158/3 (RR: 4.93)
MJ Prior    30* (35b 2x4)      NM Hauritz    9-0-47-1
OA Shah    26* (31b 3x4)      PM Siddle    6-1-28-0

32.1

Siddle to Prior, no run, jams it on the blockhole but wide outside off, he squeezes it out to the off side

32.2

Siddle to Prior, no run, finds mid-off

32.3

Siddle to Prior, no run, drops it towards mid-off but decides against the single

32.4

Siddle to Prior, no run, high full toss at 91mph, too quick for him to seize on it and put it away, he steers it to backward point

32.5

Siddle to Prior, 2 runs, strange looking shot, short down the leg side and he shapes to pull but instead spoons it towards fine leg

32.6

Siddle to Prior, 1 run, stays beside the line and steers it to point

Rob: "Surely now is the time to take the powerplay. Two batsmen going well. And they won't (hopefully) feel the need to go crazy and give their wickets away. If someone falls, send in Dimi. Hope Strauss doesn't wait until we're floundering again. It's becoming tedious."

End of over 33 (3 runs) England 161/3 (RR: 4.87)
MJ Prior    33* (41b 2x4)      PM Siddle    7-1-31-0
OA Shah    26* (31b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    9-0-47-1

33.1

Hauritz to Prior, no run, stays behind the line and defends

33.2

Hauritz to Prior, FOUR, cracker of a drive, he chips down the track to a half volley and biffs it hard down to long-off, the ball scorches through the outside and beats the fielder

33.3

Hauritz to Prior, OUT, gifts his wicket away, he comes down the pitch but Hauritz cleverly drops it short, the ball turns, grips and goes through the gate between bat and pad, Paine whips off the bails and Prior doesn't even bother to get back, didn't have to because he was a long way down

MJ Prior st †Paine b Hauritz 37 (47m 44b 3x4 0x6) SR: 84.09

England are to blame for at least three of the four dismissals

Eoin Morgan walks in

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

Slip in place

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

Tom: "can anybody get a century for england, it is like we are just hovering over our average scores then saying."that'll do, good luck"

End of over 34 (7 runs) England 168/4 (RR: 4.94)
EJG Morgan    3* (3b)      NM Hauritz    10-0-54-2
OA Shah    26* (31b 3x4)      PM Siddle    7-1-31-0

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

34.4

Siddle to Shah, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends

34.5

Siddle to Shah, no run, wild swing and a miss, Siddle exerts himself a bit more and the ball kicks up outside off and thuds into the keeper's gloves

34.6

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

David: "Same old England - can anyone tell me why Bell gets dropped for constantly scoring 30ish and other people get away with it?? Grrrrrr"

End of over 35 (3 runs) England 171/4 (RR: 4.88)
OA Shah    26* (34b 3x4)      PM Siddle    8-1-34-0
EJG Morgan    6* (6b)      NM Hauritz    10-0-54-2

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

Ali Hussain: "Totally agree with Rob...why wasn't the PP taken?? India yesterday were brilliant, they took the PP when Dhoni and SRT were in and made full advantage - brilliant PP batting! And thats coming from a huge Pakistani fan!"

End of over 36 (7 runs) England 178/4 (RR: 4.94)
EJG Morgan    10* (10b)      SR Watson    5-0-18-1
OA Shah    29* (36b 3x4)      PM Siddle    8-1-34-0

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

End of over 37 (7 runs) England 185/4 (RR: 5.00)
EJG Morgan    16* (16b 1x6)      MG Johnson    7-0-47-1
OA Shah    29* (36b 3x4)      SR Watson    5-0-18-1

England have taken the 3rd Powerplay

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

End of over 38 (7 runs) England 192/4 (RR: 5.05)
OA Shah    31* (40b 3x4)      SR Watson    6-0-25-1
EJG Morgan    21* (18b 1x4 1x6)      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

End of over 39 (4 runs) England 196/5 (RR: 5.02)
EJG Morgan    21* (19b 1x4 1x6)      MG Johnson    8-0-51-2
AD Mascarenhas    3* (5b)      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

End of over 40 (12 runs) England 208/5 (RR: 5.20)
EJG Morgan    32* (24b 2x4 2x6)      SR Watson    7-0-37-1
AD Mascarenhas    4* (6b)      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

End of over 41 (11 runs) England 219/5 (RR: 5.34)
AD Mascarenhas    9* (8b 1x4)      MG Johnson    9-0-62-2
EJG Morgan    38* (28b 3x4 2x6)      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

End of over 42 (11 runs) England 230/6 (RR: 5.47)
     SR Watson    8-0-48-2
EJG Morgan    39* (29b 3x4 2x6)      MG Johnson    9-0-62-2

42.1

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

42.2

Bracken to Broad, no run, stays back and punches it to the off side

42.3

Bracken to Broad, 1 run, full outside off and driven down to deep cover

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

End of over 43 (6 runs) England 236/6 (RR: 5.48)
EJG Morgan    44* (33b 3x4 2x6)      NW Bracken    6-1-26-0
SCJ Broad    1* (2b)      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

End of over 44 (3 runs) England 239/6 (RR: 5.43)
SCJ Broad    3* (7b)      SR Watson    9-0-51-2
EJG Morgan    45* (34b 3x4 2x6)      NW Bracken    6-1-26-0

44.1

Bracken to Broad, 1 run, there's a direct hit at the bowler's end but Broad times his dive well and makes his ground

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

44.3

Bracken to Broad, no run, stays back and chops him down to cover

44.4

Bracken to Broad, 3 runs, excellent mopping up in the deep by Hussey, top class stuff, Broad times his cover drive well and really tests Hussey at deep cover but the fielder saves a run

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

End of over 45 (11 runs) England 250/6 (RR: 5.55)
EJG Morgan    52* (37b 3x4 3x6)      NW Bracken    7-1-37-0
SCJ Broad    7* (10b)      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

End of over 46 (9 runs) England 259/6 (RR: 5.63)
SCJ Broad    15* (15b 1x4)      SR Watson    10-0-60-2
EJG Morgan    53* (38b 3x4 3x6)      NW Bracken    7-1-37-0

46.1

Siddle to Broad, FOUR, the future's bright, the future's Broad, Siddle drops it short and it's the perfect length for the tall Broad as he pulls past square leg

46.2

Siddle to Broad, 1 run, makes room and squeezes out a yorker past the bowler, good running too

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

46.4

Siddle to Broad, 2 runs, just holds the length back a bit and he scoops him down to long-off

46.5

Siddle to Broad, no run, fires a yorker length delivery and Siddle fields well off his own bowling

46.6

Siddle to Broad, OUT, that's a direct hit, Broad pushes it to mid-off and wants a single, Morgan hesitates but they go through with it and the direct hit by Ponting finds Broad short of his ground

SCJ Broad run out 22 (21m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

End of over 47 (8 runs) England 267/7 (RR: 5.68)
     PM Siddle    9-1-42-0
EJG Morgan    54* (39b 3x4 3x6)      SR Watson    10-0-60-2

47.1

Bracken to Rashid, 1 run

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

47.4

Bracken to Rashid, no run, slices it to point

47.5

Bracken to Rashid, 1 run, slices it just wide of point

47.6

Bracken to Bresnan, no run

End of over 48 (6 runs) England 273/8 (RR: 5.68)
TT Bresnan    0* (1b)      NW Bracken    8-1-43-1
AU Rashid    2* (3b)      PM Siddle    9-1-42-0

48.1

Siddle to Rashid, 1 run, full outside off, he makes room and bashes it past point

48.2

Siddle to Bresnan, FOUR, I don;t think White saw that at all, it was well clear of him anyway, Bresnan makes room to a short delivery outside off and carves it over backward point, White was looking at the sun

48.3

Siddle to Bresnan, OUT, full outside off and Bresnan makes room and scoops it straight to Bracken at extra cover

TT Bresnan c Bracken b Siddle 4 (2m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

48.4

Siddle to Sidebottom, 1 run, steers it wide of point for a single, can England get to 300?

48.5

Siddle to Rashid, 1 run, full and swinging in on the leg stump, he makes room and squirts it to short third man

48.6

Siddle to Sidebottom, 1 run, full and swinging in on the off stump, he quietly steers it down to the sweeper for a single

End of over 49 (8 runs) England 281/9 (RR: 5.73)
RJ Sidebottom    2* (2b)      PM Siddle    10-1-50-1
AU Rashid    4* (5b)      NW Bracken    8-1-43-1

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

The most convincing performance by England so far but can they sustain it with the ball? Australia will chase exactly 300 and the pitch is really good for batting. The top order made starts but the turning point was Morgan's innings during the Powerplay. Catch us in about half an hour for the chase.

End of over 50 (18 runs) England 299/10
RJ Sidebottom    3* (4b)      MG Johnson    10-0-80-2
     PM Siddle    10-1-50-1
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