ICC Champions Trophy - 3rd match, Group A

England v Australia

England won by 48 runs

33.5

Starc to Root, 1 run, short of a length, he opens the face and gets off the mark to third

England 169/2   JE Root 1* (1b)

34.3

Watson to Root, no run, short of a length, he gets an inside edge into his body

34.4

Watson to Root, no run, fuller this time, punched firmly to mid-off

34.5

Watson to Root, 1 leg bye, he's early on his pull shot as this ball grips on the surface and it runs wide of backward point off his shoulder

England 172/2   JE Root 1* (4b)

35.2

Starc to Root, 1 run, full outside off, driven through the covers but the sweeper keeps them to a single

35.4

Starc to Root, FOUR, there's the invention from Root as he scoops a length ball over his shoulder and down to fine-leg...expertly played

35.5

Starc to Root, no run, full on middle, pushed to cover

35.6

Starc to Root, no run, back over the wicket now, and this is well bowled, touch of extra bounce beats Root's top edge

England 180/2   JE Root 6* (8b 1x4)

36.2

McKay to Root, 1 run, flicked through the leg side, like Bell he shuffles across the crease and uses his bottom hand to help find the gap

36.4

McKay to Root, 1 run, moves to leg to give himself some room but can only place this towards backward point

36.6

McKay to Root, 1 run, slower delivery which is dragged down short, Root tries to wait for it but can still only pull the ball straight to deep square...a good Powerplay over from McKay

England 186/2   JE Root 9* (11b 1x4)

37.1

Faulkner to Root, no run, bringing out another of his range of strokes as he tries to reverse scoop over third man but fails to make contact

37.2

Faulkner to Root, no run, full on leg stump, squeezed to midwicket

37.3

Faulkner to Root, 3 runs, flicked away off leg stump, nicely placed between long leg and deep square, Voges gets around to prevent the boundary but his flick to McKay is fumbled and it allows a third

England 189/2   JE Root 12* (14b 1x4)

38.1

McKay to Root, no run, on off stump, played to point

38.2

McKay to Root, no run, again he can't find a gap as he pushes this square into the off side

38.3

McKay to Root, OUT, back to back wickets, Root clips a delivery from off stump straight to midwicket...Australia now making some significant inroads

JE Root c Bailey b McKay 12 (23m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.58

England 189/4   JE Root 12 (17b 1x4)
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Jun 8, 2013

George Bailey played a lone hand for Australia, England v Australia, Champions Trophy, Group A, Edgbaston, June 8, 2013

George Bailey played a lone hand for Australia

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Jun 8, 2013

Mitchell Starc is cleaned up by James Anderson, , England v Australia, Champions Trophy, Group A, Edgbaston, June 8, 2013

Mitchell Starc is cleaned up by James Anderson

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