ICC Champions Trophy, 3rd Match, Group A: England v Australia at Birmingham, Jun 8, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 3rd match, Group A
England won by 48 runs
8 June 2013 (50-over match)
0.4

Starc to Bell, no run, angled across on a good length outside off stump, good carry through to the keeper as Bell leaves

0.5

Starc to Bell, no run, back of a length and at the body, tapped short into the leg side

0.6

Starc to Bell, no run, pitched up, around the line of off, Bell opens the face and steers into the gully

England 5/0   IR Bell 0* (3b)
2.4

Starc to Bell, no run, goes back and across to defend a shortish ball outside off

2.5

Starc to Bell, FOUR, full and wide, angled across Bell who steps out and elegantly laces four through the covers, super timing

2.6

Starc to Bell, no run, short of a length, on the stumps and defended from the crease

England 16/0   IR Bell 4* (6b 1x4)
3.5

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, sharp bouncer from Johnson, he's working up decent pace and this gets big on Bell, who thrusts his hands at it and does well to keep it down towards gully

England 20/0   IR Bell 5* (7b 1x4)
4.1

McKay to Bell, 1 wide, well, if anything that's a worse start - "we've had Defreitas at the Gabba, now it's Harmison," mutters Gnasher to my right - as a length ball just about lands on the cut strip and swings towards first slip

4.1

McKay to Bell, no run, gets his radar functioning, homing in around off stump and blocked

4.2

McKay to Bell, no run, nipping back off the surface, wide of the stumps and Bell is happy to leave

4.3

McKay to Bell, 2 runs, full, slightly wide and Bell skips forward lightly to loft the ball over extra cover, not perfectly timed but they get a couple into the deep

4.4

McKay to Bell, FOUR, overpitched again, Bell drives uppishly but into a gap, this has more middle about it and beats the chasing fielder to the extra cover boundary

4.5

McKay to Bell, no run, length delivery in the channel, not doing much off the straight and Bell shoulders arms

4.6

McKay to Bell, no run, driving again and edged but it doesn't carry, the ball bouncing a few inches in front of a sprawling second slip

England 27/0   IR Bell 11* (13b 2x4)
5.5

Johnson to Bell, no run, fired across on a good length, going on with the arm, Bell lets it through

5.6

Johnson to Bell, no run, pitched up around middle and off, Bell taps respectfully back down the pitch

England 30/0   IR Bell 11* (15b 2x4)
6.2

McKay to Bell, 1 run, touch short and steered through point of the back foot

England 32/0   IR Bell 12* (16b 2x4)
7.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, that's an excellent line from Johnson to Bell, speared across and lifting sharply, the batsman has his off stump covered but is drawn into a bit of a flirt anyway

7.2

Johnson to Bell, 1 leg bye, straighter, attempts to tuck off his pads but doesn't get any bat on it

7.5

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, another well-directed bumper, Bell jerks his bat up in front of his face and the ball flies off the handle in the air through backward square leg

England 43/0   IR Bell 13* (19b 2x4)
8.1

McKay to Bell, no run, length delivery outside off, blocked coming forward

8.2

McKay to Bell, 1 run, slashes with a slightly angled bat, playing away from his body and a thick edge runs down to third man

England 46/0   IR Bell 14* (21b 2x4)
9.1

Watson to Bell, FOUR, woof, there's nothing too dazzling about that from the bowler's point of view, wide half-volley and Bell spanks it straight back past Watson for a howdy-do-dee four

9.2

Watson to Bell, no run, better length, comes forward and defends around off

9.3

Watson to Bell, 1 run, worked wide of mid-on, they scamper a quick one, despite the direct hit at the striker's end

9.5

Watson to Bell, 2 runs, full and wide of the stumps, Bell waits, crouches and angles a couple through gully, it's wide of third man and they get back for two

9.6

Watson to Bell, no run, pitched up in the channel and driven towards mid-off

England 54/0   IR Bell 21* (26b 3x4)
10.2

McKay to Bell, 1 run, goes back and across and glides a single down to third man

England 56/0   IR Bell 22* (27b 3x4)
11.1

Watson to Bell, no run, touch short of a good length, defended on the back foot outside off

11.2

Watson to Bell, 1 run, dug in, straighter line, this sits up and pulls comfortably for a single down towards fine leg

England 57/0   IR Bell 23* (29b 3x4)
12.1

McKay to Bell, 1 run, length delivery outside off, sits back and dabs one to third man

12.4

McKay to Bell, no run, pitched up outside the line of off, defended

12.5

McKay to Bell, no run, off-stump line, gets forward to block short on the off side

12.6

McKay to Bell, 1 leg bye, hit on the pad walking across his stumps, McKay lets out a lone gargle of an appeal - probably sliding down leg, though the replay shows it to have been a pretty close call, maybe tickling the top of the stump

England 60/1   IR Bell 24* (33b 3x4)
13.1

Watson to Bell, 2 runs, on the stumps, goes across and turns through square leg for a couple with a closed bat face

13.2

Watson to Bell, no run, shortens his length, Bell covers his stumps in defence

13.3

Watson to Bell, no run, gets forward and blocks into the off side

13.4

Watson to Bell, 1 run, strays towards leg stump, flicked off the pads for a single to fine leg

England 63/1   IR Bell 27* (37b 3x4)
14.1

Starc to Bell, 1 run, short and angled across, waits in the crease and dabs a single to third man

14.3

Starc to Bell, 2 runs, pitched up outside off and lofted over the man brought in at short extra cover, lands between mid-off and cover but doesn't go all the way

14.4

Starc to Bell, 1 run, gets forward and drives a full-length delivery through square to the man on the fence

England 68/1   IR Bell 31* (40b 3x4)
15.1

Watson to Bell, no run, on a length at off stump, defended to the off side

15.2

Watson to Bell, no run, fuller this time, punched very firmly straight and it bursts through Watson's in his follow through but mid-off is able to get around

15.3

Watson to Bell, 1 run, dragged down short, Bell is coming forward then rocks back to pull through square leg

15.5

Watson to Bell, no run, in the air...but short of mid-on. Bell came forward to drive and was a fraction early on the shot, the ball carried about two-thirds of the way towards the fielder

15.6

Watson to Bell, no run, full at off stump, defended back to the bowler

England 70/1   IR Bell 32* (45b 3x4)
17.1

Faulkner to Bell, 1 run, full and outside off, Bell drives into the off side but without any great timing

17.3

Faulkner to Bell, no run, forward on off stump, defended square into the off side

17.4

Faulkner to Bell, 2 leg byes, short of a length, Bell goes a long way across his crease and it flicks his thigh pad towards fine leg

17.5

Faulkner to Bell, 2 runs, slower ball on the stumps, neatly tucked off the pads through square leg with just the placement to allow him back for a second

17.6

Faulkner to Bell, no run, touch of extra bounce, lifts from quite a full length and catches Bell by surprise but he's able to take the bottom hand off the bat as he defends

England 80/1   IR Bell 35* (50b 3x4)
18.2

Starc to Bell, 1 run, shorter delivery, comes very slowly off the surface and Bell has to hold his shot for a second before placing it through the off side

18.4

Starc to Bell, no run, defended off the back foot to cover

18.5

Starc to Bell, 1 run, stands tall and drives this off the back foot to the cover sweeper

England 84/1   IR Bell 37* (53b 3x4)
19.1

Faulkner to Bell, 1 run, full on the stumps, Bell steps across the crease and works it through straight midwicket

19.6

Faulkner to Bell, 1 run, placed neatly through the off side from the front foot

England 87/1   IR Bell 39* (55b 3x4)
20.1

Voges to Bell, no run, round the wicket, full on off stump, driven straight to cover

20.2

Voges to Bell, no run, a little shorter, Bell rocks back and cuts but picks out backward point

20.3

Voges to Bell, 2 runs, paddle-sweeps this from outside off through backward square leg

20.4

Voges to Bell, 2 runs, lovely off-side drive, placed wide of the cover sweeper but he manages to get around the boundary

20.5

Voges to Bell, no run, very full, dug out into the off side and Voges comes across from his follow through

20.6

Voges to Bell, no run, this one skids through outside off and goes under the bottom edge of Bell's bat as he tries to cut

England 91/1   IR Bell 43* (61b 3x4)
21.2

Faulkner to Bell, FOUR, dragged down shot, poor delivery on a slow pitch, and Bell pulls it through midwicket...not quite out of the middle but has enough to beat deep square-leg running around the boundary

21.3

Faulkner to Bell, no run, back on a full length, driven firmly to cover

21.4

Faulkner to Bell, no run, the bottom hand comes off the bat as he drives a fraction early, the ball goes in the air for a while but falls well short of point

21.5

Faulkner to Bell, 1 run, a delicate late cut to third man

England 97/1   IR Bell 48* (65b 4x4)
22.1

Voges to Bell, no run, gently floated up outside off, patted back to Voges

22.2

Voges to Bell, no run, tossed up very full, Bell can only dig it out to the off side

22.3

Voges to Bell, no run, on middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

22.4

Voges to Bell, 1 run, drives with an open face and it beats cover who dives over the ball

22.6

Voges to Bell, 1 run, full on off, driven down the ground, and that's his fifty...he needs to build on this

England 100/1   IR Bell 50* (70b 4x4)
23.1

Faulkner to Bell, no run, opens the face and finds backward point

23.2

Faulkner to Bell, 1 run, driven firmly just to the left of mid-off who is fairly deep

23.5

Faulkner to Bell, 1 run, neat, punchy drive straight down the pitch...mid-off moves to his right but there's an easy single

England 105/1   IR Bell 52* (73b 4x4)
24.1

Voges to Bell, 2 runs, swept from outside off through square leg

24.2

Voges to Bell, 1 run, floated up on off stump, driven carefully down the ground to long-off

24.4

Voges to Bell, 1 run, pat, pat, pat...this one is again pushed down the ground

24.6

Voges to Bell, no run, gets away with a low full toss which Bell flicks straight to midwicket

England 111/1   IR Bell 56* (77b 4x4)
25.3

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, full outside off, driven out to deep cover

25.5

Johnson to Bell, no run, outside off, angled across Bell who leaves alone...goes on the second bounce to Wade

25.6

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, dropped in short, Bell hops back and pulls firmly in front of square

England 115/1   IR Bell 58* (80b 4x4)
26.1

Watson to Bell, 1 run, full on off stump, opens the face and places it through backward point

26.3

Watson to Bell, no run, firmly driven behind square where backward point cuts it off

26.4

Watson to Bell, no run, punched back to the bowler, Bell started to advance but couldn't manufacture anything

26.5

Watson to Bell, no run, beaten outside off, a cutter from Watson, grips a little off the surface and goes over the top edge as Bell tries to run to third man

26.6

Watson to Bell, 1 run, angled to backward point who makes a full-length dive, but parries the ball away so it's a single anyway

England 118/1   IR Bell 60* (85b 4x4)
27.1

Johnson to Bell, FOUR, some aggression from Bell as he drives a full, wide delivery over the top of backward point and he places it well enough to beat the boundary sweeper

27.2

Johnson to Bell, no run, a spanking drive from Bell but it rockets straight to cover

27.3

Johnson to Bell, no run, full and wide, going across Bell who chases it with out off drive but doesn't make contact

27.4

Johnson to Bell, no run, he's feeding Bell's off-side strokes at the moment but he again picks out backward point

27.5

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, a short ball that sits in the surface and Bell pulls it down to towards fine leg

England 123/1   IR Bell 65* (90b 5x4)
28.1

Watson to Bell, no run, beaten as he tries to cut...Watson's style very much suited to this surface

28.2

Watson to Bell, 2 leg byes, goes right across his stumps and tickles it fine past the keeper off the pad

28.3

Watson to Bell, 1 run, chopped down to third man

28.5

Watson to Bell, FOUR, very nicely done by Bell, delicate and deliberate as he uses his wrists to run this very fine down to third man who can't get around

28.6

Watson to Bell, 1 run, worked from off stump into the leg side

England 132/1   IR Bell 71* (95b 6x4)
29.1

Johnson to Bell, FOUR, short ball and Bell top edges his pull straight over the wicketkeeper...extra pace did for Bell, but the end result good for England

29.2

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, looks as though he's trying to push on now, a low full toss, slower ball, outside off and the bottom hand comes off the bat as he drives to drive...gets a single through square

29.4

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, short again, Bell is more comfortable with this one as he pulls in front of square

England 139/1   IR Bell 77* (98b 7x4)
30.3

Marsh to Bell, 1 run, on leg stump, flicked in the air wide of the midwicket fielder inside the circle

30.5

Marsh to Bell, 1 run, dropped in his follow through by Marsh...quite a tough one to his right, Bell pushed early at the ball

England 147/1   IR Bell 79* (100b 7x4)
31.1

Starc to Bell, 1 run, full at off stump, pushed firmly towards mid-off

England 150/1   IR Bell 80* (101b 7x4)
32.1

Marsh to Bell, 1 wide, down the leg side, another extra to the tally

32.1

Marsh to Bell, 1 run, back outside off and driven through the covers

32.4

Marsh to Bell, no run, nicely timed straight down the pitch but Marsh gets his right hand to it in his follow through

32.5

Marsh to Bell, 1 run, quick single into the off side

England 161/1   IR Bell 82* (104b 7x4)
33.1

Starc to Bell, 1 run, pushed across outside off, opens the face to find third man

33.6

Starc to Bell, 1 run, close! Pushed into the off side by Bell who sets off straight away for the single and Root needs to get the dive out as the throw comes in, but it misses the stumps by quite some distance

England 170/2   IR Bell 84* (106b 7x4)
34.1

Watson to Bell, no run, on middle, defended to the off side

34.2

Watson to Bell, 1 run, dabbed down to third man

34.6

Watson to Bell, 1 run, opens the face to third man again...just three from that over

England 173/2   IR Bell 86* (109b 7x4)
35.1

Starc to Bell, 1 run, he stays in his comfort zone and runs this down to third man

35.3

Starc to Bell, 1 run, very wide, Bell has to really reach for this and it comes off the toe end out to deep cover

England 176/2   IR Bell 88* (111b 7x4)
36.1

McKay to Bell, 1 run, he's across the crease and takes this from outside off towards mid-on

36.3

McKay to Bell, 1 run, uses his feet to come at McKay, it's a back-of-a-length delivery which he just tucks to the right of midwicket

36.5

McKay to Bell, 1 run, short of a length, Bell turns it through square leg

England 185/2   IR Bell 91* (114b 7x4)
37.4

Faulkner to Bell, OUT, full and straight, Bell gets cleaned up so he won't have a hometown hundred...Bell suggests the ball didn't bounce as he expected, but I just think he missed a straight one

IR Bell b Faulkner 91 (174m 115b 7x4 0x6) SR: 79.13

England 189/3   IR Bell 91 (115b 7x4)
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