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)
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   CJ McKay 1-0-7-0
6.1

McKay to Cook, 1 run, full, drifting on to the pads, it's not swinging and another single is milked through square leg

6.2

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

6.3

McKay to Cook, no run, pitched up around off stump, played towards mid-off coming forward

6.4

McKay to Cook, FOUR, floated up outside off stump, "hit me, hit me, hit me!" screams the ball and Cook duly plays a prim and proper cover drive to the appropriate part of the ground

6.5

McKay to Cook, no run, full and straight again, this comes off somewhere nearer the toe of the bat and rolls to mid-off

6.6

McKay to Cook, no run, better length, around off stump, blocked back down the track

England 36/0   CJ McKay 2-0-13-0
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

8.3

McKay to Cook, no run, pitched up around the line of off, punched back towards mid-off

8.4

McKay to Cook, no run, pushed across, again probably a touch full, Cook doesn't time his drive towards the man at extra cover

8.5

McKay to Cook, no run, length ball, angled across but offering Cook width, he scythes the bat through a meaty cut but Warner pulls off a terrific diving stop to take the ball on the bounce and save his side a boundary

8.6

McKay to Cook, no run, line and length outside off, stands tall and taps square

England 46/0   CJ McKay 3-0-14-0
10.1

McKay to Cook, 1 run, pitched up in the corridor (of absolute certainty today, it would appear), Cook drives and a thickish edge runs to third man

10.2

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

10.3

McKay to Cook, no run, full and straight, the bat turns in Cook's hands as he tries to push back down the wicket

10.4

McKay to Cook, no run, good, probing line, not too full and Cook is only half forward, gets an inside edge on to his pad

10.5

McKay to Cook, no run, maintains that diligent line around middle and off, again defended coming forward

10.6

McKay to Cook, no run, slightly wider, on a length and blocked into the covers

England 56/0   CJ McKay 4-0-16-0
12.1

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

12.2

McKay to Trott, no run, McKay lets out a grunt of effort in sending down a gun-barrel straight delivery outside off, Trott leaves it alone

12.3

McKay to Trott, 1 run, touch shorter, goes across and flicks with a turn of the wrists out to deep midwicket

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   CJ McKay 5-0-18-0
36.1

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

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

36.3

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

36.4

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

36.5

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

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   CJ McKay 6-0-24-0
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

38.4

McKay to Bopara, no run, defended to the off side

38.5

McKay to Bopara, no run, full at off stump, played to cover again...one for a wicket maiden here

38.6

McKay to Bopara, 1 run, it won't quite be a maiden as he gets off the mark with a single to third man, but that was an excellent over from McKay

England 190/4   CJ McKay 7-0-25-1
40.1

McKay to Morgan, no run, slightly full, on leg stump, clipped to midwicket

40.2

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, short of a length and angled across in the channel, waits and dabs one through gully

40.3

McKay to Bopara, no run, full and outside off, chops down and squeezes the ball towards cover point

40.4

McKay to Bopara, 1 run, again pitches the ball up in the channel, Bopara opens the face and thins a single down to third man

40.5

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, shortish, on leg stump, comes off pad and glove, I think, short on the leg side and they nick another

40.6

McKay to Bopara, no run, pitched up and played back to the bowler

England 199/4   CJ McKay 8-0-28-1
42.1

McKay to Bopara, FOUR, pitched up in the slot outside off stump and Bopara pays out, the fruits align and he skips forward to bunt the ball over long-off, one-bounce four

42.2

McKay to Bopara, 1 run, pushed into the covers for one coming forward

42.3

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, slower bouncer, outside off stump, Morgan waits and guides one to third man

42.4

McKay to Bopara, 1 run, bends his back and digs this in short over the top of the stumps, Bopara drops it at his toes and they're alert to scamper a single

42.5

McKay to Morgan, OUT, shuffles across and bowled round his legs! McKay suckers him, maybe took the pace off a touch, Morgan going right across and exposing middle and leg stump, tried to wristily flick the ball over backward square leg, missed and the ball hit

EJG Morgan b McKay 8 (23m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

42.6

McKay to Buttler, 1 run, very full and straight, gets the bat down in time and clips through square leg to get off the mark first ball

England 213/5   CJ McKay 9-0-36-2
44.1

McKay to Bopara, no run, full and in the channel outside off, driven into the off side, can't beat the infield

44.2

McKay to Bopara, 1 run, hangs back and glides a length delivery towards third man

44.3

McKay to Bresnan, no run, full and outside off, gets a stride in a drills the ball straight to extra cover

44.4

McKay to Bresnan, no run, length, dabs the ball towards point

44.5

McKay to Bresnan, 1 leg bye, legcutter from Mckay and this surprises Bresnan, who was through his shot and is then hit on the arm trying to flinch out of the way

44.6

McKay to Bopara, 1 run, line and length outside off, dabs a single behind point

England 218/6   CJ McKay 10-0-38-2
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