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)

Starc to Cook, FOUR, overpitched on leg stump, nice juicy volley to begin with from Starc and Cook clumps it through backward square with relish, to raucous cheering from around the ground

England 4/0   AN Cook 4* (1b 1x4)   MA Starc 0.1-0-4-0

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

England 16/0   IR Bell 4* (5b 1x4)   MA Starc 1.5-0-15-0

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

England 27/0   IR Bell 11* (11b 2x4)   CJ McKay 0.4-0-7-0

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

England 36/0   AN Cook 21* (25b 2x4)   CJ McKay 1.4-0-13-0

Johnson to Cook, FOUR, Johnson gets the boundary treatment now, full and wide of the stumps, the ball isn't doing anything threatening through the air or off the pitch and Cook confidently punches another four through the covers

England 41/0   AN Cook 25* (28b 3x4)   MG Johnson 3.3-0-11-0

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

England 50/0   IR Bell 18* (22b 3x4)   SR Watson 0.1-0-4-0

Starc to Trott, FOUR, lovely placement and timing, Trott came forward to a good length ball angled across him and places it perfectly between cover and point...basically just touched the ball

England 74/1   IJL Trott 7* (14b 1x4)   MA Starc 3.4-0-24-0

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

England 96/1   IR Bell 47* (62b 4x4)   JP Faulkner 2.2-0-12-0

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

England 122/1   IR Bell 64* (86b 5x4)   MG Johnson 5.1-0-23-0

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

England 131/1   IR Bell 70* (94b 6x4)   SR Watson 5.5-0-23-1

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

England 136/1   IR Bell 75* (96b 7x4)   MG Johnson 6.1-0-28-0

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

England 180/2   JE Root 6* (6b 1x4)   MA Starc 7.4-0-50-1

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

England 209/4   RS Bopara 11* (14b 1x4)   CJ McKay 8.1-0-32-1

Faulkner to Bopara, FOUR, full and on the pads, only needs a tickle from Bopara's bat to send it skipping away to fine leg for a welcome boundary

England 222/6   RS Bopara 20* (21b 2x4)   JP Faulkner 8.1-0-37-2

Starc to Bresnan, FOUR, round the wicket, dug in short, the pace seems to surprise Bresnan, who jerks his bat across the line and manages to divert a top edge out towards fine leg

England 231/6   TT Bresnan 6* (9b 1x4)   MA Starc 8.1-0-54-1

Starc to Bresnan, FOUR, consecutive boundaries, this behind square on the off side as Bresnan launches into a drive and slices a full delivery wide of third man

England 235/6   TT Bresnan 10* (10b 2x4)   MA Starc 8.2-0-58-1

Johnson to Bopara, FOUR, makes a calculated step across his stumps, Johnson pitches it up outside off and this is right under Bopara's nose, he middles it, smacked low straight back down the ground and it beats the diving long-off for another boundary

England 268/6   RS Bopara 45* (36b 3x4 1x6)   MG Johnson 7.5-0-43-0





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