NatWest Series [Australia in England] - 5th ODI

England v Australia

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

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

England 8/0   AJ Strauss 7* (16b 1x4)   PM Siddle 2.2-1-6-0

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

England 12/0   AJ Strauss 11* (18b 2x4)   PM Siddle 2.4-1-10-0

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

England 16/0   AJ Strauss 15* (19b 3x4)   PM Siddle 2.5-1-14-0

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

England 20/0   JL Denly 5* (12b 1x4)   NW Bracken 2.2-1-6-0

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

England 25/0   AJ Strauss 19* (21b 4x4)   NW Bracken 2.4-1-11-0

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)   NW Bracken 3-1-15-0

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

England 33/0   JL Denly 10* (18b 2x4)   PM Siddle 3.5-1-18-0

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

England 45/0   JL Denly 17* (33b 3x4)   MG Johnson 1.5-0-7-0

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

England 61/0   AJ Strauss 35* (37b 6x4)   NM Hauritz 1.1-0-9-0

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   JL Denly 29* (47b 4x4)   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

England 81/1   JL Denly 34* (50b 5x4)   MG Johnson 3.1-0-20-0

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

England 86/1   RS Bopara 13* (12b 1x4)   MG Johnson 3.4-0-25-0

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

England 112/3   OA Shah 6* (5b 1x4)   MG Johnson 5.1-0-34-1

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

England 116/3   OA Shah 10* (8b 2x4)   MG Johnson 5.4-0-38-1

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

England 122/3   MJ Prior 10* (16b 1x4)   NM Hauritz 5.1-0-27-1

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

England 133/3   OA Shah 17* (16b 3x4)   NM Hauritz 6.1-0-34-1

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

England 141/3   MJ Prior 20* (24b 2x4)   MJ Clarke 1.3-0-9-0

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

England 165/3   MJ Prior 37* (43b 3x4)   NM Hauritz 9.2-0-51-1

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

England 190/4   EJG Morgan 20* (17b 1x4 1x6)   SR Watson 5.4-0-23-1

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

England 207/5   EJG Morgan 31* (23b 2x4 2x6)   SR Watson 6.5-0-36-1

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

England 212/5   EJG Morgan 36* (25b 3x4 2x6)   MG Johnson 8.1-0-55-2

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   AD Mascarenhas 9* (8b 1x4)   MG Johnson 9-0-62-2

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

England 226/5   AD Mascarenhas 15* (11b 2x4)   SR Watson 7.4-0-44-1

41.5

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

England 230/5   AD Mascarenhas 19* (12b 3x4)   SR Watson 7.5-0-48-1

45.5

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

England 258/6   SCJ Broad 14* (14b 1x4)   SR Watson 9.5-0-59-2

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

England 263/6   SCJ Broad 19* (16b 2x4)   PM Siddle 8.1-1-38-0

47.2

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

England 272/7   EJG Morgan 58* (40b 4x4 3x6)   NW Bracken 7.2-1-42-0

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

England 278/8   TT Bresnan 4* (2b 1x4)   PM Siddle 9.2-1-47-0

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

England 287/9   AU Rashid 8* (6b 1x4)   MG Johnson 9.2-0-68-2

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

England 291/9   AU Rashid 12* (7b 2x4)   MG Johnson 9.3-0-72-2

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

England 297/9   AU Rashid 18* (9b 3x4)   MG Johnson 9.5-0-78-2
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Andrew Strauss still can't find that winning feeling, England v Australia, 5th ODI, Trent Bridge, September 15, 2009

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