Australia tour of England and Scotland, 5th ODI: England v Australia at Nottingham, Sep 15, 2009
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
15 September 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

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0.1

Broad to Watson, no run, starts off with a half volley and he drives firmly to short cover

0.2

Broad to Watson, no run, just holds the length back a bit and he defends with soft hands to the offside

0.3

Broad to Watson, FOUR, risky but well clear of any fielder, he reaches out at a delivery wide outside off and he upper cuts it over the gap between the slips and gully

0.4

Broad to Watson, 1 run, angled on the pads and he clips it to midwicket

0.5

Broad to Paine, no run, lands outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

0.6

Broad to Paine, no run, Paine gets his front pad forward and safely shoulders arms

End of over 1 (5 runs) Australia 5/0 (295 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 6.02)

    • TD Paine 0 (2b)
    • SR Watson 5 (4b 1x4)
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-5-0
1.1

Sidebottom to Watson, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he works it away past midwicket

1.2

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, stays back and defends to the off side, tells his partner to stay back

One slip and a short midwicket in place

1.3

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, shuffles and works it off his hips down to square leg

1.4

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, keeps it on the angle close to the pads and he works it to square leg again

1.5

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, keeps it tight, cramps him for room, the batsman stays right behind and defends

1.6

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, fuller in length and he drives firmly but finds Bopara at short cover

End of over 2 (1 run) Australia 6/0 (294 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.12)

    • TD Paine 0 (7b)
    • SR Watson 6 (5b 1x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-0-1-0
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-5-0
2.1

Broad to Watson, FOUR, terrific shot but not much appreciation from the crowd, he picks a length delivery early and clubs it high over midwicket, nearly carries all the way

2.2

Broad to Watson, 1 run, gets beside the line and steers it to the off side

2.3

Broad to Paine, 2 runs, fuller in length honing in on the off stump, he just opens the face of the bat and squeezes it past backward point, the throw is wide and the back-up fielder fumbles too

2.4

Broad to Paine, no run, clips it to the off side

2.5

Broad to Paine, no run, short and wide outside off, he reaches out and mistimes the cut

2.6

Broad to Paine, no run, full in length on the off stump and pushed through the line to mid-off

End of over 3 (7 runs) Australia 13/0 (287 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 6.10)

    • TD Paine 2 (11b)
    • SR Watson 11 (7b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-12-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-0-1-0
3.1

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, gets across and defends with a straight bat to the off side

3.2

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, gets across his stumps and defends to mid-on

3.3

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, keeps it tight, Watson stays behind the line and punches it to mid-on

3.4

Sidebottom to Watson, 1 run, gives him width and he cannot resist a slash, the thick outside edge flies past the slips and down to third man

3.5

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, really waits for it to come onto him before steering it to backward point

3.6

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, Paine tries to make room and whip it over the on side but the ball skids through and clips his pads

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End of over 4 (1 run) Australia 14/0 (286 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 6.21)

    • TD Paine 2 (13b)
    • SR Watson 12 (11b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-0-2-0
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-12-0
4.1

Broad to Watson, 1 run

4.2

Broad to Paine, FOUR, that's an excellent shot, banged in short and Paine reads the length early and clubs it down to fine leg

4.3

Broad to Paine, no run, bowls it fuller and he pushes it back to the bowler

4.4

Broad to Paine, FOUR, bowls a half volley on middle and leg, he offers the full face of the bat and drives crisply through the line and beats a diving mid-on, bit of a misfield

4.5

Broad to Paine, no run, lands outside off, he goes for the drive but misses

4.6

Broad to Paine, 1 run, full on the pads and worked away to fine leg

End of over 5 (10 runs) Australia 24/0 (276 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 6.13)

    • TD Paine 11 (18b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 13 (12b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-22-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-0-2-0
5.1

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, stays beside the line and he defends to the off side

5.2

Sidebottom to Paine, no run, stays behind the line and defends back to the bowler

5.3

Sidebottom to Paine, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, he flicks it to fine leg and a good throw from the deep restricts that to a single

5.4

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, cuts hard but finds point

5.5

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, lands on middle and leg, he turns the face of the bat and closes it to midwicket

5.6

Sidebottom to Watson, 1 run

End of over 6 (2 runs) Australia 26/0 (274 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 6.22)

    • SR Watson 14 (15b 2x4)
    • TD Paine 12 (21b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-0-4-0
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-22-0
6.1

Broad to Watson, no run, he takes his eyes off a short delivery and the ball clips his shoulder, lobs up and just falls short of Strauss at slip

6.2

Broad to Watson, FOUR, he strays down the leg side and Watson tries to work it through the on side but ends up flicking it to fine leg

6.3

Broad to Watson, FOUR, he gives him width outside off, he reaches out and plays a square drive, the ball lobs up after the first bounce and clears backward point

6.4

Broad to Watson, 1 run

6.5

Broad to Paine, no run, good length on middle and leg, he defends back to the bowler

6.6

Broad to Paine, no run, he shapes to cut but the ball skids through and beats the bat

End of over 7 (9 runs) Australia 35/0 (265 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 6.16)

    • TD Paine 12 (23b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 23 (19b 4x4)
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-31-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-0-4-0
7.1

Sidebottom to Watson, 2 runs, stays beside the line and he angles it nicely wide of backward point

7.2

Sidebottom to Watson, no run

7.3

Sidebottom to Watson, FOUR, he picks the slower ball well, moves across his stumps, fetches it from outside off and clubs it over midwicket

7.4

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, stays behind the line and punches it hard back to the bowler

7.5

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, tempts him with width outside off and he pokes his bat out and misses

7.6

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, lands it on a good length on the off stump and he punches it back to the bowler

End of over 8 (6 runs) Australia 41/0 (259 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 6.16)

    • SR Watson 29 (25b 5x4)
    • TD Paine 12 (23b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 4-0-10-0
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-31-0

Bresnan to bowl now

8.1

Bresnan to Paine, FOUR, he immediately gives him the charge and flashes at a delivery slightly wide of the off stump, the outside edge rolls past the keeper

8.2

Bresnan to Paine, no run, well bowled, gets it to come back in, Paine is solid in defense

8.3

Bresnan to Paine, no run, similar delivery, he shows the full face of the bat and defends back to the bowler

8.4

Bresnan to Paine, no run, gets behind the line and defends

8.5

Bresnan to Paine, no run

8.6

Bresnan to Paine, OUT, soft dismissal in the end, we've seen quite a few today, Bresnan digs it in quite short and gets it to come in with the angle, Paine fails to control the pull and ends up getting a top edge lobs to Rashid at short fine leg

TD Paine c Rashid b Bresnan 16 (37m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.17

End of over 9 (4 runs) Australia 45/1 (255 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 6.21)

    • SR Watson 29 (25b 5x4)
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-4-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 4-0-10-0
9.1

Sidebottom to Watson, no run, defended back to the bowler

9.2

Sidebottom to Watson, 1 run, gives him width and Watson shuffles across his crease and angles it wide of backward point

9.3

Sidebottom to Ponting, no run, fullish in length outside off and pushed down to mid-off

9.4

Sidebottom to Ponting, FOUR, punishes a half volley, he didn't hit it off the middle of the bat but the timing was still good enough to beat the bowler and mid-on who gave the chase

9.5

Sidebottom to Ponting, no run, stays behind the line and defends back to the bowler

9.6

Sidebottom to Ponting, no run, angles it away from the right-hander and he defends

End of over 10 (5 runs) Australia 50/1 (250 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 6.25)

    • RT Ponting 4 (4b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 30 (27b 5x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 5-0-15-0
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-4-1

England have taken the second Powerplay

10.1

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, angles it away from the right hander and he pushes it to the off side

10.2

Bresnan to Ponting, FOUR, intentional and very effective, Bresnan gives him width and Ponting opens the face of the bat and parries it past the massive gap between the keeper and gully

10.3

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, stays beside the line and taps it to the off side

10.4

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, short and pulled away, cries of 'catch it' but there's deep square-leg

10.5

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, gives him width outside off, he reaches out and steers him to third man

10.6

Bresnan to Ponting, no run

End of over 11 (7 runs) Australia 57/1 (243 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.18, RRR: 6.23)

    • RT Ponting 9 (8b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 32 (29b 5x4)
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-11-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 5-0-15-0
11.1

Sidebottom to Watson, 1 run, Sidebottom keeps it on the same line just around the off stump to Watson, he pushes it to the off side

11.2

Sidebottom to Ponting, no run, good length on middle and leg, he stays behind the line and defends

11.3

Sidebottom to Ponting, no run, punches it down to mid-off but he turns the face of the bat and mistimes it

11.4

Sidebottom to Ponting, no run, on the stumps again, Ponting pushes it down the track

11.5

Sidebottom to Ponting, SIX, everyone run for cover! Shot of the match so far, Ponting chips down the track and elegantly lofts with the full face of the bat, that went into orbit, this was five times better than Denly's shot this afternoon

11.6

Sidebottom to Ponting, no run

End of over 12 (7 runs) Australia 64/1 (236 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 6.21)

    • RT Ponting 15 (13b 2x4 1x6)
    • SR Watson 33 (30b 5x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 6-0-22-0
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-11-1
12.1

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

12.2

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, he swishes at a short delivery too early and fails to make contact, quicker one from Bresnan

12.3

Bresnan to Ponting, no run

12.4

Bresnan to Ponting, FOUR, that's a misfield, Ponting gets forward to a full delivery and drives off the full face of the bat, the fielder at mid-off ought to have had it covered

12.5

Bresnan to Ponting, no run

12.6

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run

End of over 13 (6 runs) Australia 70/1 (230 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.38, RRR: 6.21)

    • RT Ponting 20 (18b 3x4 1x6)
    • SR Watson 34 (31b 5x4)
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-17-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 6-0-22-0
13.1

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, nearly gets a wicket off the first ball, the ball stops on him and he stops his shot, lobs and lands in front of cover

13.2

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, defends with more conviction this time

13.3

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, full on middle and leg, he defends back to the bowler

13.4

Mascarenhas to Ponting, 1 run, another false shot, this time over the on side, it stops on Ponting again but it just clears midwicket

13.5

Mascarenhas to Watson, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, gets on the front foot and pushes it to mid-on

13.6

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, third false shot, he pulls too early and nearly gets an inside edge onto his stumps

End of over 14 (2 runs) Australia 72/1 (228 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.14, RRR: 6.33)

    • RT Ponting 21 (23b 3x4 1x6)
    • SR Watson 35 (32b 5x4)
    • AD Mascarenhas 1-0-2-0
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-17-1
14.1

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, opens the face and steers him down to third man

14.2

Bresnan to Ponting, 2 runs, gets foreward and times the cover drive very well, the fielder is really tested at deep cover but he cuts it off

14.3

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, he defends it to the off side

14.4

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, turns the face of the bat and works it to deep square leg

14.5

Bresnan to Watson, OUT, that's a poor shot, Bresnan bangs it in short of a length and gets it to hurry on Watson, he miscues the pull and the ball lands down Mascarenhas' throat at mid-on as he pedals backwards

SR Watson c Mascarenhas b Bresnan 36 (62m 34b 5x4 0x6) SR: 105.88

Clarke walks in

14.6

Bresnan to Ponting, FOUR, that raced away before anyone could blink, full and wide and asking to be hit but Ponting couldn't resist hitting it in the air, it would have been one of the best catches had Bopara hung on at backward point

End of over 15 (8 runs) Australia 80/2 (220 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 6.28)

    • RT Ponting 28 (27b 4x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 0 (0b)
    • TT Bresnan 4-0-25-2
    • AD Mascarenhas 1-0-2-0
15.1

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run, defends but gets an inside edge onto the pads

15.2

Mascarenhas to Clarke, 1 run, full outside off and he reaches out and angles it down to third man

15.3

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, persists with that line outside the off stump, he pushes it to the off side

15.4

Mascarenhas to Ponting, 1 run, gets beside the line and he opens the face of the bat and pushes it to sweeper cover

15.5

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run, defends off the full face of the bat

15.6

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run

End of over 16 (2 runs) Australia 82/2 (218 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 6.41)

    • MJ Clarke 1 (4b)
    • RT Ponting 29 (29b 4x4 1x6)
    • AD Mascarenhas 2-0-4-0
    • TT Bresnan 4-0-25-2
16.1

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, stands tall and punches it to the covers

16.2

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, comes back in a touch off the seam and he defends to the off side

16.3

Bresnan to Clarke, 1 run, shapes to punch it through the off side but he gets an inside edge onto his pads

16.4

Bresnan to Ponting, FOUR, top marks for placement, the ball angles in on middle and leg and Ponting offers the full face and punches it straight down the ground, the ball just misses the stumps at the bowler's end

16.5

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, gets beside the line and punches it to the off side

16.6

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, stays beside the line and punches it back to the bowler

End of over 17 (7 runs) Australia 89/2 (211 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.23, RRR: 6.39)

    • MJ Clarke 2 (7b)
    • RT Ponting 35 (32b 5x4 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 5-0-32-2
    • AD Mascarenhas 2-0-4-0
17.1

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, lands outside off, he's beaten him on the drive and Prior whips off the bails

17.2

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, Appeal Ponting's beaten again and he just manages to drag his foot back before Prior breaks the stumps, the third umpire takes a look, Ponting had dragged his foot back, lifted it and then dragged it back so that's what the umpire had to check

17.3

Mascarenhas to Ponting, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, clipped to the on side

17.4

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run

17.5

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run, Clarke chips it in the air slightly and the ball goes to the bowler on the first bounce

17.6

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run, angles in to the right hander, he defends it back to the bowler

End of over 18 (1 run) Australia 90/2 (210 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 6.56)

    • MJ Clarke 2 (10b)
    • RT Ponting 36 (35b 5x4 1x6)
    • AD Mascarenhas 3-0-5-0
    • TT Bresnan 5-0-32-2
18.1

Rashid to Ponting, 1 wide, poor delivery, really drags it short and wide down the leg side

18.1

Rashid to Ponting, 1 wide, wide down leg again, he's struggling to land it on the right spot

18.1

Rashid to Ponting, 1 run, lands on middle and off, he pushes it to the off side

18.2

Rashid to Clarke, 1 run, advances down the pitch and he drives firmly to mid-off

18.3

Rashid to Ponting, no run, slower through the air and defended

18.4

Rashid to Ponting, 1 run, goes on the backfoot and defends to sweeper cover

18.5

Rashid to Clarke, FOUR, nice shot, he goes on the front foot, then shifts backwards and punches him past the covers, Sidebottom runs across at the boundary but gives up the chase

18.6

Rashid to Clarke, 1 run, short and pulled to deep square leg, poor over

End of over 19 (10 runs) Australia 100/2 (200 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.26, RRR: 6.45)

    • MJ Clarke 8 (13b 1x4)
    • RT Ponting 38 (38b 5x4 1x6)
    • AU Rashid 1-0-10-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 3-0-5-0
19.1

Mascarenhas to Clarke, FOUR, he bowls it too full outside off and Clarke gets his timing right again caresses it down to sweeper cover

19.2

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run, had him completely tied up there, the ball skids through and beats the outside edge, keeps a bit low too

19.3

Mascarenhas to Clarke, 1 run, angles it on middle and leg, he clips it to the on side

19.4

Mascarenhas to Ponting, 1 run

19.5

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run

19.6

Mascarenhas to Clarke, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and steers him just wide of backward point, ordinary fielding there

End of over 20 (7 runs) Australia 107/2 (193 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.35, RRR: 6.43)

    • MJ Clarke 14 (18b 2x4)
    • RT Ponting 39 (39b 5x4 1x6)
    • AD Mascarenhas 4-0-12-0
    • AU Rashid 1-0-10-0
20.1

Rashid to Clarke, no run, a little too short, Clarke makes room and chops it to the off side

20.2

Rashid to Clarke, 1 run, comes down the pitch and slices it on the up over point

20.3

Rashid to Ponting, no run, driven firmly to short cover

20.4

Rashid to Ponting, no run, flighted outside off and another drive finds short cover

20.5

Rashid to Ponting, no run, Ponting forces it back to the bowler, he's trying to pierce the off side field

20.6

Rashid to Ponting, no run, plenty of turn for Rashid off the rough outside leg, Ponting manages to defend

End of over 21 (1 run) Australia 108/2 (192 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.14, RRR: 6.62)

    • RT Ponting 39 (43b 5x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 15 (20b 2x4)
    • AU Rashid 2-0-11-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 4-0-12-0

Keeper comes up to the stumps and the first slip is deep

21.1

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run, tucks it back to the bowler

21.2

Mascarenhas to Clarke, 1 run, good length on middle and leg and flicked to midwicket

21.3

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, gets forward and mistimes the drive to the off side

21.4

Mascarenhas to Ponting, 1 run, stays beside the line and punches it to the off side

21.5

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run, skids through outside off and beats the outside edge

21.6

Mascarenhas to Clarke, 1 run, gets forward and punches it to sweeper cover

The required rate is now 6.74.

End of over 22 (3 runs) Australia 111/2 (189 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.04, RRR: 6.75)

    • MJ Clarke 17 (24b 2x4)
    • RT Ponting 40 (45b 5x4 1x6)
    • AD Mascarenhas 5-0-15-0
    • AU Rashid 2-0-11-0
22.1

Rashid to Clarke, no run, tries to crash it down the ground but the bowler gets in the way

22.2

Rashid to Clarke, FOUR, twinkle toes Clarke chips down the track and scoops a flighted delivery over extra cover, placement was spot on

22.3

Rashid to Clarke, 1 run, full outside off and driven to the off side

22.4

Rashid to Ponting, FOUR, Dropped But a very tough one, he chips down the pitch and tries to scoop it over extra cover, Strauss leaps up and the ball ricochets off his palms and still races away

22.5

Rashid to Ponting, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he clips it to midwicket

22.6

Rashid to Clarke, no run, gets down the track and defend

End of over 23 (10 runs) Australia 121/2 (179 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.26, RRR: 6.62)

    • MJ Clarke 22 (28b 3x4)
    • RT Ponting 45 (47b 6x4 1x6)
    • AU Rashid 3-0-21-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 5-0-15-0
23.1

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run

23.2

Mascarenhas to Ponting, 1 run, full outside off and he gets beside the line and steers him down to third man

23.3

Mascarenhas to Clarke, 1 run, stays behind the line and defends back to the bowler

23.4

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, defends back to the bowler again

23.5

Mascarenhas to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his fifty in style! Comes down the pitch, covers the stumps and whips in an inswinging delivery over midwicket, one bounce and four

23.6

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, defends it to the off side

Ponting's found his groove again and some of his shots this evening have been exquisite

End of over 24 (6 runs) Australia 127/2 (173 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.29, RRR: 6.65)

    • RT Ponting 50 (52b 7x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 23 (29b 3x4)
    • AD Mascarenhas 6-0-21-0
    • AU Rashid 3-0-21-0
24.1

Bopara to Clarke, 1 run, fires it on the blockhole outside off, he reaches out and digs it to third man

24.2

Bopara to Ponting, no run, back of a length and he punches it straight to cover

24.3

Bopara to Ponting, no run

24.4

Bopara to Ponting, 1 run, stays beside the line and chops it down to gully

24.5

Bopara to Clarke, no run, keeps it full and straight, Clarke punches it straight back to him

24.6

Bopara to Clarke, no run, another solid punch finds the bowler, well fielded

End of over 25 (2 runs) Australia 129/2 (171 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.16, RRR: 6.84)

    • MJ Clarke 24 (32b 3x4)
    • RT Ponting 51 (55b 7x4 1x6)
    • RS Bopara 1-0-2-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 6-0-21-0
25.1

Mascarenhas to Ponting, 1 bye, skids through and beats the outside edge, Prior fumbles and they steal a bye

25.2

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run, skids off the surface and he defends back to the bowler

25.3

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run, pushed back down the track again

25.4

Mascarenhas to Clarke, FOUR, outside edge but no slip, just a hint of width and Clarke just manages to beat the keeper

25.5

Mascarenhas to Clarke, FOUR, uppish drive past mid-off which gets the keeper all excited, he just manages to get his placement right, two boundaries have eased the pressure

25.6

Mascarenhas to Clarke, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 26 (9 runs) Australia 138/2 (162 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.30, RRR: 6.75)

    • MJ Clarke 32 (37b 5x4)
    • RT Ponting 51 (56b 7x4 1x6)
    • AD Mascarenhas 7-0-29-0
    • RS Bopara 1-0-2-0
26.1

Bopara to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's connecting them well tonight, gets on his knee to a pitched up delivry wide of the off stump, scoops it over backward point

26.2

Bopara to Ponting, 1 run, pushed through the off side

26.3

Bopara to Clarke, 1 run, angles it on middle and leg, he pushes it past the bowler and down to mid-on

26.4

Bopara to Ponting, 1 run, gives him width outside off, he reaches out and drives to the covers

26.5

Bopara to Clarke, 1 run, punched towards mid-on

26.6

Bopara to Ponting, 1 run, reaches out and gets a thick inside edge which rolls past the stumps

End of over 27 (9 runs) Australia 147/2 (153 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.44, RRR: 6.65)

    • RT Ponting 58 (60b 8x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 34 (39b 5x4)
    • RS Bopara 2-0-11-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 7-0-29-0
27.1

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, outside the off stump and coming in sharply. Ponting opens the face of the bat at the last moment to run it to point

27.2

Mascarenhas to Ponting, FOUR, sort of a shot you play of Sobers in stick cricket. Full outside off. Ponting scoops it with some power to long-off for a boundary

27.3

Mascarenhas to Ponting, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Ponting drives it away to deep point for a single

27.4

Mascarenhas to Clarke, 1 run, on the middle and leg. Clarke flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

27.5

Mascarenhas to Ponting, FOUR, magnificent! Ponting senses that the ball is pitched a little upto him on the off stump and he goes through the lofted shot but locks his wrists for some effect and the result is a boundary in the gap between long-off and sweeper cover

27.6

Mascarenhas to Ponting, 1 run, turns it away to short fine-leg for a single

End of over 28 (11 runs) Australia 158/2 (142 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.64, RRR: 6.45)

    • RT Ponting 68 (65b 10x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 35 (40b 5x4)
    • AD Mascarenhas 8-0-40-0
    • RS Bopara 2-0-11-0

Bresnan is back into the attack

28.1

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, outside the off stump and short in length. Ponting leans back and drives it to short extra cover

28.2

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, outside the off stump and Ponting runs it down to third man for a single

28.3

Bresnan to Clarke, 2 runs, outside the off stump. Clarke replicates the shot of his captain and places it much squarer as he gets a couple

28.4

Bresnan to Clarke, 1 run, on the off stump. Clarke looks to defend it on the off side but gets an inside edge to square leg for a single

28.5

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Ponting gets onto the back foot and punches it away to sweeper cover for a single

28.6

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, short on the leg stump. Clarke ducks under it comfortably

End of over 29 (5 runs) Australia 163/2 (137 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.62, RRR: 6.52)

    • MJ Clarke 38 (43b 5x4)
    • RT Ponting 70 (68b 10x4 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 6-0-37-2
    • AD Mascarenhas 8-0-40-0

Broad is back into the attack now. Changes at both the ends

29.1

Broad to Ponting, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Width provided as Ponting drives it to sweeper cover for a single

29.2

Broad to Clarke, no run, on the pads and Broad gets away with it as Clarke plays it straight to Strauss at mid wicket

29.3

Broad to Clarke, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Clarke moves across and pushes it to long-on for a single

Clarke seems to have understood his duties well- hand the strike back to Ponting

29.4

Broad to Ponting, 1 run, outside the off stump. Ponting gets onto the back foot and drives it to deep cover for a single

29.5

Broad to Clarke, 1 run, short on the middle and leg. Clarke pulls it away to deep square leg for a single

29.6

Broad to Ponting, 1 run, on the off stump. Ponting looks to play it on the leg side and is a little early into the shot as he gets a leading edge to point for a single

End of over 30 (5 runs) Australia 168/2 (132 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.60, RRR: 6.60)

    • RT Ponting 73 (71b 10x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 40 (46b 5x4)
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-36-0
    • TT Bresnan 6-0-37-2
30.1

Bresnan to Ponting, 2 runs, just a touch short outside the off stump. Ponting gets onto the back foot like he has done all day and forces it to deep point for a couple

30.2

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, on the leg stump. Ponting pushes it to leg side and shouts a loud "no"

30.3

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Ponting drives it to long-off for a single

30.4

Bresnan to Clarke, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump. Clarke pushes it to mid-on with soft hands for a single

30.5

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 wide, and follows up with a wide down the leg side

30.5

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, fuller on the middle and leg. Ponting dabs it to the leg side and does not want a single

30.6

Bresnan to Ponting, 2 runs, good length outside the off stump. Ponting punishes it off the back foot to deep point for a couple

End of over 31 (7 runs) Australia 175/2 (125 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.64, RRR: 6.57)

    • RT Ponting 78 (76b 10x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 41 (47b 5x4)
    • TT Bresnan 7-0-44-2
    • SCJ Broad 5-0-36-0
31.1

Broad to Clarke, no run, gets the ball to move in the air and come back in towards Clarke on the middle stump. He defends it comfortably into the off side

Broad goes around the wicket

31.2

Broad to Clarke, no run, outside the off stump. Clarke gets behind the line and defends it on the leg side

31.3

Broad to Clarke, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump. Clarke comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

31.4

Broad to Clarke, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump. Clarke opens the face of the bat and runs it down to deep point for a couple and brings up the hundred partnership

It has come in a good time has the hundred partnership

31.5

Broad to Clarke, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg as Clarke pushes it to mid-on and sets off for a single

goes back over the wicket

31.6

Broad to Ponting, no run, short outside off. Ponting pushes it off the back foot to point

End of over 32 (3 runs) Australia 178/2 (122 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.56, RRR: 6.77)

    • RT Ponting 78 (77b 10x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 44 (52b 5x4)
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-39-0
    • TT Bresnan 7-0-44-2

Here's Rashid

32.1

Rashid to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke waltzes down the pitch and milks a single to long-off

32.2

Rashid to Ponting, 1 run, comes down the track again and he forces it past the bowler

32.3

Rashid to Clarke, 1 run, makes a bit of room, waits for the ball to bounce before pushing it to sweeper cover

32.4

Rashid to Ponting, 1 run, gets on his knee early and paddles it down to fine leg

32.5

Rashid to Clarke, 1 run, comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and keeps it along the ground to long-on

32.6

Rashid to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting chips down the track but he opts to take the aerial route, couple of bounces to long-on

End of over 33 (6 runs) Australia 184/2 (116 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.57, RRR: 6.82)

    • RT Ponting 81 (80b 10x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 47 (55b 5x4)
    • AU Rashid 4-0-27-0
    • SCJ Broad 6-0-39-0

Sidebottom comes round the wicket

33.1

Sidebottom to Ponting, 2 runs, shuffles and clips him to deep square leg, Ponting's struggling a but for the second but just makes his ground

33.2

Sidebottom to Ponting, no run, angles it straight at the stumps and Clarke is very solid in defense

33.3

Sidebottom to Ponting, 1 wide, poor delivery very wide down the leg side, too far for him to reach it

33.3

Sidebottom to Ponting, 1 run, stays beside the line and steers him down to sweeper cover

33.4

Sidebottom to Clarke, no run, gets forward and pushes it straight to short cover

33.5

Sidebottom to Clarke, 1 run, angles it on middle and leg and he helps it on its way to deep midwicket

33.6

Sidebottom to Ponting, no run, defends off the full face of the bat

End of over 34 (5 runs) Australia 189/2 (111 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.55, RRR: 6.93)

    • RT Ponting 84 (84b 10x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 48 (57b 5x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 7-0-27-0
    • AU Rashid 4-0-27-0
34.1

Rashid to Clarke, 1 run, comes round the wicket, he makes room and punches it down to mid-off

34.2

Rashid to Ponting, no run

34.3

Rashid to Ponting, 1 run, gets forward and tucks it to short fine leg

34.4

Rashid to Clarke, 1 run, gets well forward and drives down the ground to long-off to bring up his fifty

34.5

Rashid to Ponting, SIX, chipped down the track and we thought he had miscued the loft at first - we were thoroughly mistaken. Clean hit over long-off, a few rows back

34.6

Rashid to Ponting, SIX, he goes downtown again, this time over wide long-off, chips down the track and another clean hit, two men got underneath it beyond the fence and not surprisingly, it was fumbled

It's drinks and Australia are coasting, despite needing more than a run a ball.

End of over 35 (15 runs) Australia 204/2 (96 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.82, RRR: 6.40)

    • RT Ponting 97 (88b 10x4 3x6)
    • MJ Clarke 50 (59b 5x4)
    • AU Rashid 5-0-42-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 7-0-27-0
35.1

Sidebottom to Clarke, 1 run, angles it down the leg side and he works it to fine leg

35.2

Sidebottom to Ponting, no run, lands it on middle and leg, he works it to the on side

35.3

Sidebottom to Ponting, 1 run, drops it a fraction short and he hops and pulls it down to fine leg

35.4

Sidebottom to Clarke, no run, angles it on middle stump and he pushes it back to the bowler

35.5

Sidebottom to Clarke, 1 run, reaches forward to drive but he gets a thick outside edge to third man

35.6

Sidebottom to Ponting, 1 run

End of over 36 (4 runs) Australia 208/2 (92 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.77, RRR: 6.57)

    • RT Ponting 99 (91b 10x4 3x6)
    • MJ Clarke 52 (62b 5x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 8-0-31-0
    • AU Rashid 5-0-42-0
36.1

Rashid to Ponting, 1 run, he shuffles and nudges it to deep midwicket, that's his 100! His first in one and a half years, long time coming

36.2

Rashid to Clarke, no run, pushes it through the line to long-on

36.3

Rashid to Clarke, OUT, Clarke gives it away, he seizes on a shortish delivery down the leg side from round the wicket, he bends down and pulls but there isn't enough elevation to beat Shah at deep square leg

MJ Clarke c Shah b Rashid 52 (87m 64b 5x4 0x6) SR: 81.25

36.4

Rashid to Hussey, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

36.5

Rashid to Hussey, no run, waits for it to turn in before defending

36.6

Rashid to Hussey, FOUR, short and deservedly spanked, plenty of turn from outside off, he moves across and clubs it past midwicket

End of over 37 (5 runs) Australia 213/3 (87 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 6.69)

    • MEK Hussey 4 (3b 1x4)
    • RT Ponting 100 (92b 10x4 3x6)
    • AU Rashid 6-0-47-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 8-0-31-0
37.1

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, full on middle and off, he taps it back to the bowler

37.2

Mascarenhas to Ponting, 2 runs, angles across the right hander and he clips it to deep midwicket

37.3

Mascarenhas to Ponting, 1 run, opens the face and pushes it down to backward point

37.4

Mascarenhas to Hussey, 1 run, punches it towards mid-off for another single

37.5

Mascarenhas to Ponting, no run, stays back and defends back to the bowler

37.6

Mascarenhas to Ponting, 1 run, good length on the off stump and pushed to cover

End of over 38 (5 runs) Australia 218/3 (82 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.73, RRR: 6.83)

    • RT Ponting 104 (97b 10x4 3x6)
    • MEK Hussey 5 (4b 1x4)
    • AD Mascarenhas 9-0-45-0
    • AU Rashid 6-0-47-1
38.1

Rashid to Ponting, no run, continues round the wicket, he defends to the on side

38.2

Rashid to Ponting, FOUR, drops it short and it sits up nicely for him as he pulls and bisects the gap at deep square-leg

38.3

Rashid to Ponting, 2 runs, makes room and crashes it towards wide long-off

38.4

Rashid to Ponting, 1 run, comes down the pitch and he chips it in the air to long-off

38.5

Rashid to Hussey, no run, clips it to square leg and there's hesitation in the running but Ponting makes his ground

38.6

Rashid to Hussey, 1 run, waits for it to turn before clipping it to the on side

End of over 39 (8 runs) Australia 226/3 (74 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.79, RRR: 6.72)

    • MEK Hussey 6 (6b 1x4)
    • RT Ponting 111 (101b 11x4 3x6)
    • AU Rashid 7-0-55-1
    • AD Mascarenhas 9-0-45-0
39.1

Mascarenhas to Hussey, no run, thinks of a single to mid-off but decides against it

39.2

Mascarenhas to Hussey, no run, checks his shot and the ball is chipped in the air for a few seconds before dropping short of cover

39.3

Mascarenhas to Hussey, OUT, another give-away and Hussey will be rather peeved with that shot, he checks his drive and ends up miscuing it tamely towards Sidebottom who takes the sitter at mid-off, Hussey was just too early on the shot

MEK Hussey c Sidebottom b Mascarenhas 6 (8m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

39.4

Mascarenhas to Ferguson, no run, Ferguson taps his first ball to cover

39.5

Mascarenhas to Ferguson, FOUR, streaky boundary and all the England fielders are excited, Ferguson stays at the crease and lofts and doesn't appear to be in fiull control of the loft, Sidebottom leaps like a goalkeeper at mid-on but the ball clears him comfortably

39.6

Mascarenhas to Ferguson, no run, well stopped at cover point

End of over 40 (4 runs) Australia 230/4 (70 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.75, RRR: 7.00)

    • CJ Ferguson 4 (3b 1x4)
    • RT Ponting 111 (101b 11x4 3x6)
    • AD Mascarenhas 10-0-49-1
    • AU Rashid 7-0-55-1
40.1

Bopara to Ponting, no run, tapped to the off side

40.2

Bopara to Ponting, FOUR, that's sloppy, England cannot afford this at all, Ponting clips it with the swing uppishly towards short fine leg and Broad lets it slip right through him

40.3

Bopara to Ponting, 1 run, pushes him to cover point

40.4

Bopara to Ferguson, no run, stays behind the line and punches it back to the bowler

40.5

Bopara to Ferguson, 1 run, turns the face of the bat and tucks it to deep square-leg

40.6

Bopara to Ponting, FOUR, he's in sublime touch, short of a length drifting on the body Ponting swivels at the crease and pulls behind square, he knew exactly where the fielders were

End of over 41 (10 runs) Australia 240/4 (60 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.85, RRR: 6.66)

    • RT Ponting 120 (105b 13x4 3x6)
    • CJ Ferguson 5 (5b 1x4)
    • RS Bopara 3-0-21-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 10-0-49-1
41.1

Broad to Ferguson, 1 wide, starts off with a wide down the leg side, Ferguson tries to trickle it down to fine leg

41.1

Broad to Ferguson, no run, stays beside the line and chops it down to point

41.2

Broad to Ferguson, no run, gets the width and flashes hard but misses

41.3

Broad to Ferguson, no run, clips it to midwicket and the crowd cheer every dot ball

41.4

Broad to Ferguson, 1 run, gets beside the line and cuts down to sweeper cover for a single

41.5

Broad to Ponting, 1 run, Broad comes round the wicket and nearly makes something happen, a sweetly timed loft drops on the first bounce to long-off

41.6

Broad to Ferguson, 1 run, makes a bit of room and the bowler drops it short, Ferguson chops it down to cover

End of over 42 (4 runs) Australia 244/4 (56 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.80, RRR: 7.00)

    • CJ Ferguson 7 (10b 1x4)
    • RT Ponting 121 (106b 13x4 3x6)
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-43-0
    • RS Bopara 3-0-21-0
42.1

Bresnan to Ferguson, 2 runs, pushed to sweeper cover and Morgan hits the stumps at the batsman's end but there's nobody to back the ricochet

42.2

Bresnan to Ferguson, no run

42.3

Bresnan to Ferguson, FOUR, Broad's ordinary evening in the field continues, he tries to mop up at fine leg, gets a hand to the ball but it rolls over to the boundary, whipped away by Ponting

42.4

Bresnan to Ferguson, 2 runs, he chips down the track and makes room for himself as well, he takes the aerial route and the ball swirls in the air to third man

42.5

Bresnan to Ferguson, no run, tucke it to short midwicket

42.6

Bresnan to Ferguson, 1 run, he charges down the track again and scoops it to deep extra cover, he wants to finish this fast

End of over 43 (9 runs) Australia 253/4 (47 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.88, RRR: 6.71)

    • CJ Ferguson 16 (16b 2x4)
    • RT Ponting 121 (106b 13x4 3x6)
    • TT Bresnan 8-0-53-2
    • SCJ Broad 7-0-43-0

Australia have taken the 3rd Powerplay

43.1

Broad to Ferguson, 1 run, stays beside the line and taps it to the off side

43.2

Broad to Ponting, 1 run, fires it on the blockhole outside off, he makes room and squirts it out to the off side

43.3

Broad to Ferguson, OUT, that looked plumb, Ferguson shuffles across his stumps to work him across the line, he's trapped right in front of middle and leg, now is there a twist here?

CJ Ferguson lbw b Broad 17 (15m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 94.44

43.4

Broad to White, 1 run, White gets off the mark by pushing a low full toss past backward point

43.5

Broad to Ponting, FOUR, fires a low full toss wide outside the off stump from round the wicket, Ponting gets on his knee and forces it past backward point

43.6

Broad to Ponting, 1 wide, just a touch wide outside the off stump, Broad can't believe the umpire has penalised him and the crowd isn't happy either

43.6

Broad to Ponting, OUT, the extra delivery works in England's favour! Ponting tries to take him downtown, lofts from the crease and Shah runs across from long-off and takes it easily

RT Ponting c Shah b Broad 126 (151m 109b 14x4 3x6) SR: 115.59

End of over 44 (8 runs) Australia 261/6 (39 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.93, RRR: 6.50)

    • CL White 1 (1b)
    • SCJ Broad 8-0-51-2
    • TT Bresnan 8-0-53-2

Australia need to be careful here. England will now start to fancy their chances

44.1

Bresnan to White, no run, Bresnan begins his new spell with a yorker on target, White keeps it out

44.2

Bresnan to White, FOUR, White can breathe a bit easily now, gets a gift down the leg side and he easily trickles it away down to fine leg, bonus for Australia

44.3

Bresnan to White, FOUR, yet another bonus and Prior is to blame, Bresnan fires in another yorker, outside off and the keeper fumbles, the ball races away to the boundary

44.4

Bresnan to White, 1 run, clips it away off his pads wide of mid-on and Mascarenhas does well to limit that to a single

44.5

Bresnan to Johnson, 1 run, makes a bit of room and clips it down to square leg

44.6

Bresnan to White, 1 run, flicks it away towards midwicket for a single

End of over 45 (11 runs) Australia 272/6 (28 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.04, RRR: 5.60)

    • CL White 11 (6b 2x4)
    • MG Johnson 1 (1b)
    • TT Bresnan 9-0-64-2
    • SCJ Broad 8-0-51-2
45.1

Broad to White, no run, yorker outside off from round the wicket, he squeezes it out to the off side

45.2

Broad to White, FOUR, what timing! Full and wide outside off and White got enough bat on it to crash it through the covers, the sweeper had no chance

45.3

Broad to White, no run, pushes it to the off side, dot balls are vital for England

The offside it quite packed

45.4

Broad to White, no run, Broad returns over the wicket, bowls a length ball on the stumps and White defends

45.5

Broad to White, 1 run, drops it a bit short and White fends it off

45.6

Broad to Johnson, 1 run, good length delivery on the leg side and he glances it to fine leg

End of over 46 (6 runs) Australia 278/6 (22 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.04, RRR: 5.50)

    • MG Johnson 2 (2b)
    • CL White 16 (11b 3x4)
    • SCJ Broad 9-0-57-2
    • TT Bresnan 9-0-64-2
46.1

Sidebottom to Johnson, no run, Johnson nearly gives it away as a spooned drive just falls short of Rashid at extra cover

46.2

Sidebottom to Johnson, no run, Sidebottom fires in an inswinging yorker, Johnson does really well to dig it out

46.3

Sidebottom to Johnson, no run, make that two, another yorker honing in on the middle stump and there was nothing much Johnson could do with that

46.4

Sidebottom to Johnson, no run, three out of three, not quite in the blockhole as the previous deliveries but still a dot ball, he gets an inside edge onto his pads

46.5

Sidebottom to Johnson, FOUR, that will release the pressure, Johnson makes a bit of room as Sidebottom gives him a hint of width, he crashes this one down to deep extra cover

46.6

Sidebottom to Johnson, 2 runs, angled on the pads and he whips it down to deep midwicket, the ball screeches towards the boundary but Morgan makes a good attempt to cut it off

End of over 47 (6 runs) Australia 284/6 (16 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.04, RRR: 5.33)

    • MG Johnson 8 (8b 1x4)
    • CL White 16 (11b 3x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 9-0-37-0
    • SCJ Broad 9-0-57-2
47.1

Bresnan to White, 1 run, quietly pushed through the line to long-on

47.2

Bresnan to Johnson, 3 runs, sloppy stuff, Mascarenhas lets one slip through his legs at mid-on and they pick up three

47.3

Bresnan to White, 2 runs, low full toss on the pads and he whips it down to deep square-leg

47.4

Bresnan to White, 1 run, swings it towards the pads and he easily works it away to deep square leg

47.5

Bresnan to Johnson, 1 run, full on the off stump and squeezed out to cover

47.6

Bresnan to White, FOUR, take that! Pitched up outside the off stump and White has a free swing, in the air for a bit and well clear of mid-off

End of over 48 (12 runs) Australia 296/6 (4 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.16, RRR: 2.00)

    • CL White 24 (15b 4x4)
    • MG Johnson 12 (10b 1x4)
    • TT Bresnan 10-0-76-2
    • RJ Sidebottom 9-0-37-0
48.1

Sidebottom to Johnson, no run, squeezes out a yorker to the on side

48.2

Sidebottom to Johnson, SIX, he rounds off the evening with a bottoms up and what a shot! Full toss on middle and off and one of the cleanest swings sends the ball soaring several rows over long-on, stand and deliver and Johnson can't stop smiling

That's 5-0 to Australia, going on 7-0. They're unstoppable right now. Ponting arrived at the crease with a clear head and played the kind of exquisite strokes which reminded you of the same batsman in his prime. All that's needed is consistency.

England let themselves down in the field, period. Too many misfields and fumbles only handed the psychological advantage to Australia. It could have been a closer contest otherwise. In the end, 299 wasn't enough.

The 6th ODI is two days away, at the same venue. It's also a day-nighter. Can England finally record that elusive win? Do join us for that. Till then, it's goodbye from me, Kanishkaa, and the rest. Cheers!

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