ICC Champions Trophy - 3rd match, Group A

England v Australia

England won by 48 runs

Hello everyone, hope you've had a nice lunch, Alex Winter with you for the start of the second innings with James Anderson about to get us underway from the Pavilion End...

0.1

Anderson to Warner, no run, full of length just outside off stump, left alone

0.2

Anderson to Warner, no run, a little further outside off and left again

0.3

Anderson to Warner, no run, much tighter to off stump and well left, decent judgement of the off stump

0.4

Anderson to Warner, no run, similar area, Warner leaves alone once again, reins himself in again

0.5

Anderson to Warner, 2 runs, plays at this and forces away in front of point from a foot outside off, a strong punch

0.6

Anderson to Warner, no run, fuller length and Warner comes forward just outside off and shoulders arms

End of over 1 (2 runs) Australia 2/0 (268 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 5.46)
DA Warner    2* (6b)      JM Anderson    1-0-2-0
SR Watson    0* (0b)     

It will be Stuart Broad from the City End, not before his usual three jumps at the end of his mark...

1.1

Broad to Watson, no run, full towards off stump, Watson gets down low to drive, doesn't time it and gets it up to mid-off

1.2

Broad to Watson, no run, more of a length ball and a touch tighter to off stump, blocked in the crease back up the wicket

1.3

Broad to Watson, no run, blocked in the crease again, runs this out from an inch or two outside off square on the off side

1.4

Broad to Watson, no run, fuller ball, Watson comes a long way forward a foot outside off to block back to the bowler

1.5

Broad to Watson, 2 runs, a touch straighter and Watson able to flick past midwicket for a couple, didn't get all of it and did play somewhat across the line, taken from off stump that with the angle

1.6

Broad to Watson, 1 run, another press into the leg side and beats Anderson at mid-on for a quick single, it was just to his right, taken from around off stump on a decent length again

End of over 2 (3 runs) Australia 5/0 (265 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 5.52)
SR Watson    3* (6b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-3-0
DA Warner    2* (6b)      JM Anderson    1-0-2-0

Such a dangerous opening combination, can England break it early? Slip and a short extra-cover for Watson...

2.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, forward just outside off and pushed to the short extra cover

2.2

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, fuller on middle stump, clipped out effortlessly to deep square leg, timed the pants off that

2.3

Anderson to Warner, 1 run, fails to adjust for the left-hander and bowls a leg stump ball on a length that is tucked down to long leg

2.4

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, finds deep square leg again with a well-timed flick off middle and off

2.5

Anderson to Warner, no run, full on the off stump, a hint of inswing, pushed to mid-on

2.6

Anderson to Warner, 1 leg bye, catches him on the pad and runs fine of square leg for a single, full delivery on leg stump that Warner missed trying to play into the on side

End of over 3 (4 runs) Australia 9/0 (261 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 5.55)
DA Warner    3* (9b)      JM Anderson    2-0-5-0
SR Watson    5* (9b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-3-0

3.1

Broad to Warner, FOUR, just back of a length and tucked away past square leg, goodness that is well timed and beats Trott at long leg, seemed like just a nudge but he flicked it away with enough power

3.2

Broad to Warner, no run, back of a length just outside off, punched to extra cover on the back foot

3.3

Broad to Warner, no run, a little straight and tucked to long leg whose up in the circle and dives and saves four, very good save

3.4

Broad to Warner, no run, tries to cut but it's a bit close to him and got a bit big on him too, finds backward point off an under-edge

3.5

Broad to Warner, 1 run, much fuller, ran from middle and leg wide of short long leg who runs back and to his right to save the second

3.6

Broad to Watson, 1 run, off stump line and full, Watson gets forward and outside the line to push just wide of mid-on for a quick single

End of over 4 (6 runs) Australia 15/0 (255 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.75, RRR: 5.54)
SR Watson    6* (10b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-9-0
DA Warner    8* (14b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-5-0

Steady start, all that's required nowadays it seems...

4.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, off stump line on a good length, pushed forward into the covers

4.2

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, flicked out to deep square leg again from a straighter, fuller ball

4.3

Anderson to Warner, no run, decent length just outside off, it gets a little big on Warner again as he looks to play square on the off side, gets it to point

4.4

Anderson to Warner, 1 run, middle and leg now and ran out through square leg to the fielder in the deep

4.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, an inch outside off, Watson forward and plays with inner half of the bat to midwicket

4.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, forward again on the off stump and Watson calmly blocks back to the bowler

End of over 5 (2 runs) Australia 17/0 (253 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 5.62)
SR Watson    7* (14b)      JM Anderson    3-0-7-0
DA Warner    9* (16b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-9-0

Very disciplined start from Anderson and Broad, nothing to hit so far...

5.1

Broad to Warner, no run, and this is again tucking Warner up, off stump line on a length just blocked back to the bowler

5.2

Broad to Warner, no run, an inch wider but Warner plays the same stroke, runs it out to short cover point

5.3

Broad to Warner, no run, a touch fuller, driven on the front foot but not timed, gets it to mid-off

5.4

Broad to Warner, no run, a touch short in length and Warner stays back and tries to forces through the off side, only finds cover

5.5

Broad to Warner, OUT, fuller and driven at, edged to the keeper where Jos Buttler takes a fine catch to his left, no slip in place so that was an excellent grab diving with two hands. England have earned the wicket with their excellent start, a bit of width offered and Warner couldn't resist, flashing the hands at it without moving his feet and got a big nick that Buttler held superbly

DA Warner c †Buttler b Broad 9 (23m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

5.6

Broad to Hughes, no run, full and straight, dug out and runs it to second slip

End of over 6 (wicket maiden) Australia 17/1 (253 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 2.83, RRR: 5.75)
PJ Hughes    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    3-1-9-1
SR Watson    7* (14b)      JM Anderson    3-0-7-0

Exactly what England were hoping for from the opening few overs, keep the batsman quiet and force a mistake...

6.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, forward just outside off stump, pushed to point

6.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, played in the same way forward just outside off stump

6.3

Anderson to Watson, 2 runs, length ball, Watson stays in his crease and dabs down past slip to third man where Trott dives and saves well

6.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, tries the same stroke but this tails in and Watson gets in a tangle trying to late cut and it comes off high on the bat towards cover

6.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, similar line and length, played more conventionally this time to mid-on with a straight bat

6.6

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, another length ball an inch or so outside off, Watson comfortable enough now to open the face and guide to third man

End of over 7 (3 runs) Australia 20/1 (250 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 2.85, RRR: 5.81)
SR Watson    10* (20b)      JM Anderson    4-0-10-0
PJ Hughes    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    3-1-9-1

7.1

Broad to Watson, no run, full ball, firm punch from just outside off stump to mid-off

7.2

Broad to Watson, no run, driven again, comes back to Broad and he's actually claiming the catch, they're going upstairs to check, did Watson drive this into his boot? It was a good low catch from Broad, Watson was pushing forward but played it into the ground

7.3

Broad to Watson, no run, straight and right up in the block-hole, well dug out

7.4

Broad to Watson, FOUR, leading edge trying to play to leg and gets an edge to slip where Cook dives to his left and can't quite hang on, would have been a blinding catch but a moment of luck for Watson trying to flick to leg

7.5

Broad to Watson, 1 run, forward press into the covers, sets off for a single and hesitates, then runs, then hesitates again and has to dive into his ground, an easy single was there but Watson nearly made a right horlicks of it

7.6

Broad to Hughes, FOUR, length ball wide enough of off stump, driven nicely and gets it through cover point, lovely timing, foot movement right to the ball, excellent shot

End of over 8 (9 runs) Australia 29/1 (241 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.62, RRR: 5.73)
PJ Hughes    4* (2b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    4-1-18-1
SR Watson    15* (25b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-10-0

8.1

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, full and tails in towards middle and off, Watson goes to drive and doesn't time it but gets it wide of mid-on for a single

8.2

Anderson to Hughes, no run, an foot outside off, not full enough to drive, just blocks into the covers

8.3

Anderson to Hughes, 1 run, length ball that has Hughes defending awkwardly on the crease and it leaves him slightly and takes the shoulder of the bat through gully to third man, didn't know a great deal about that

8.4

Anderson to Watson, 3 runs, driven through the covers, off low on the bat it seemed, doesn't race away and allows Bell and Bopara in tandem to save four

8.5

Anderson to Hughes, 1 run, forward press just outside off into the covers

Anderson needs a change of boot...

8.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, we're back and Watson pushes forward just outside off towards backward point

End of over 9 (6 runs) Australia 35/1 (235 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.88, RRR: 5.73)
SR Watson    19* (28b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-16-0
PJ Hughes    6* (5b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    4-1-18-1

9.1

Broad to Hughes, no run, length ball just outside off stump, blocked back up the wicket from the crease

9.2

Broad to Hughes, no run, fuller, just outside off, dropped towards extra-cover with a loud cry of "wait owwwwnnnn"

9.3

Broad to Hughes, no run, cut through cover point, no it isn't, Morgan saves brilliantly with a flying dive and there's confusion in the running and Hughes is sent back having come half-way down

9.4

Broad to Hughes, no run, loud cry for lbw as Hughes went to flick to leg, probably pitched outside leg, he hit it too, easy decision

9.5

Broad to Hughes, no run, back and across the off stump in defence

9.6

Broad to Hughes, no run, full and tails in and Hughes nearly gets outside it but forces to mid-on

A fine over...

End of over 10 (maiden) Australia 35/1 (235 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 5.87)
PJ Hughes    6* (11b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    5-2-18-1
SR Watson    19* (28b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-16-0

So just 35 for 1 in the Powerplay, England went 54-0 from their first 10. Now the first change and it's Tim Bresnan from the Pavilion End...

10.1

Bresnan to Watson, 2 runs, starts full on the stumps and gets flicked through square leg, it's wide of the sweeper so they get two

10.2

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, stays back and dabs behind square on the off side

10.3

Bresnan to Hughes, FOUR, overpitched outside off and driven past extra cover, timed supremely well, that was a fine stroke, hands right out to the ball with a good stride down the wicket

10.4

Bresnan to Hughes, no run, a little short now and pulled, square leg dives and saves well

10.5

Bresnan to Hughes, no run, full again just outside off stump, pushed at and gets it to orthodox cover right on the edge of the circle

10.6

Bresnan to Hughes, no run, stays back in the crease and cuts to backward point from a foot outside off

End of over 11 (7 runs) Australia 42/1 (228 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 3.81, RRR: 5.84)
PJ Hughes    10* (15b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-7-0
SR Watson    22* (30b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    5-2-18-1

James: "The Watson and Hughes comedy partnership reuniting after their debut tour in the 2010-11 Ashes. Put some Benny Hill music on and watch gleefully as they attempt to run each other out." It's been a little dodgy so far...James Tredwell with some spin now...

11.1

Tredwell to Watson, no run, tossed up outside off, played towards short third man and there;s hesitation in deciding, eventually against, the single

11.2

Tredwell to Watson, no run, goes to flick off the stumps to leg and it flicks the pad to short long leg

11.3

Tredwell to Watson, no run, pushed off the stumps to midwicket on the front foot

11.4

Tredwell to Watson, no run, played in the same fashion to the same fielder

11.5

Tredwell to Watson, no run, shaped to try and pull but had to adjust and just block on off stump, didn't quite read the flight

11.6

Tredwell to Watson, 2 runs, a little fuller and flicked through square leg, they run hard and it's in between deep backward square and deep midwicket so they take two

End of over 12 (2 runs) Australia 44/1 (226 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 5.94)
SR Watson    24* (36b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    1-0-2-0
PJ Hughes    10* (15b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-7-0

12.1

Bresnan to Hughes, no run, length ball just outside off stump, pushed into a heavily-packed off side field

12.2

Bresnan to Hughes, no run, shaped to play to leg and nearly played across but ended up blocking up the wicket around off stump

12.3

Bresnan to Hughes, no run, played from a length around off stump into the gully

12.4

Bresnan to Hughes, 1 run, played a bit firmer into the gully and is this another tough chance to Cook? It went ever so quickly to him from a flashing blade and it carried again to his diving left-hand but again he couldn't cling on to what would have been a pearler

12.5

Bresnan to Watson, 1 leg bye, goes to flick to leg and it comes off the thigh pad towards square leg

12.6

Bresnan to Hughes, 1 run, just outside off, stays in the crease and opens the face down to third man

End of over 13 (3 runs) Australia 47/1 (223 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.61, RRR: 6.02)
PJ Hughes    12* (20b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-9-0
SR Watson    24* (37b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    1-0-2-0

Offspinner to the left-hander...

13.1

Tredwell to Hughes, no run, very full on off stump, pushed to short extra-cover

13.2

Tredwell to Hughes, no run, played forward on off stump again, fiddled into the covers

13.3

Tredwell to Hughes, no run, forward again, pressed into the covers once more

13.4

Tredwell to Hughes, no run, more flight, driven hard to short extra-cover

13.5

Tredwell to Hughes, no run, drops a little shorter, Hughes goes back and cuts but only to short extra cover again

13.6

Tredwell to Hughes, no run, takes a step down the wicket and plays out to point, a single not available

Top over from Tredwell...

End of over 14 (maiden) Australia 47/1 (223 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.35, RRR: 6.19)
PJ Hughes    12* (26b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    2-1-2-0
SR Watson    24* (37b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-9-0

14.1

Bresnan to Watson, no run, length ball a foot outside off, goes to late cut and plays and misses

14.2

Bresnan to Watson, no run, gets the late cut away this time but Cook gets down quickly to his right and saves very well, very sharp in there

14.3

Bresnan to Watson, OUT, full ball on the stumps, huge appeal for lbw, the ball cannons to gully where Cook takes the catch, either way Watson's out and he's caught, having got a thin edge onto the front pad that looped up to Cook. The delivery tailed in a little and Watson got outside the line and overbalanced

SR Watson c Cook b Bresnan 24 (63m 40b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

14.4

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, tails in again, struck too high on the pad for an lbw call

14.5

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, played off the back foot towards backward point

14.6

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, straight through him, Bailey late in getting the bat down on a defensive stroke around off stump, got well beaten and the ball narrowly went over off stump

End of over 15 (wicket maiden) Australia 47/2 (223 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.13, RRR: 6.37)
GJ Bailey    0* (3b)      TT Bresnan    3-1-9-1
PJ Hughes    12* (26b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    2-1-2-0

15.1

Tredwell to Hughes, no run, tossed up on off stump, clipped back to the bowler

15.2

Tredwell to Hughes, 1 run, played forward again, dropped to cover point for a quick single

15.3

Tredwell to Bailey, no run, a step down the wicket and defended with the pad

15.4

Tredwell to Bailey, no run, goes to paddle sweep and misses, struck outside the line

15.5

Tredwell to Bailey, 2 runs, goes for the paddle sweep and gets it away this time, square leg has to run back to field

15.6

Tredwell to Bailey, no run, stays back to guide from just outside off stump to short third man

End of over 16 (3 runs) Australia 50/2 (220 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.12, RRR: 6.47)
GJ Bailey    2* (7b)      JC Tredwell    3-1-5-0
PJ Hughes    13* (28b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    3-1-9-1

The wicket of Watson has put England right on top here, a great start for them...

16.1

Bresnan to Hughes, no run, just outside off, driven at and doesn't time it to short extra cover

16.2

Bresnan to Hughes, 1 wide, bumper down the leg side, a very rare poor ball

16.2

Bresnan to Hughes, no run, a flash to a full ball well wide of off stump, misses by a distance

16.3

Bresnan to Hughes, 1 run, back of a length around off stump, clipped through square leg

16.4

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, a foot and a half outside the off stump, played off the back foot to cover

16.5

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, tighter line and Bailey takes it high on the bat and drops it towards midwicket

16.6

Bresnan to Bailey, 1 run, goes to pull and gets it off the high on the bat out towards deep midwicket, good job he didn't catch that better in the end

Gururaja: "Is Watson out by LBW or Catch?" Caught, definite edge onto the front pad. Drinks and here's Monty...

End of over 17 (3 runs) Australia 53/2 (217 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.11, RRR: 6.57)
GJ Bailey    3* (10b)      TT Bresnan    4-1-12-1
PJ Hughes    14* (31b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    3-1-5-0

Afternoon, isn't it. England giving Australia the wet flannel treatment here... Trredwell to continue

17.1

Tredwell to Bailey, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Bailey advances and clips straight to midwicket

17.2

Tredwell to Bailey, no run, pushed through around the off, tapped back down the pitch

17.3

Tredwell to Bailey, 1 run, floated up, edges across, manages to paddle the ball through backward square

17.4

Tredwell to Hughes, 2 runs, round the wicekt, drifts on to the pads, tickled through square leg and they run hard, Hughes beating the arm back for a second

17.5

Tredwell to Hughes, no run, is that a missed stumping? The ball turned and bounced sharply as Tredwell played across the line, he stumbled out of his crease but Buttler couldn't react quickly enough to grab it

17.6

Tredwell to Hughes, no run, tossed up around off, blocked into the off side

End of over 18 (3 runs) Australia 56/2 (214 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.11, RRR: 6.68)
PJ Hughes    16* (34b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    4-1-8-0
GJ Bailey    4* (13b)      TT Bresnan    4-1-12-1

18.1

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, tight line and Bailey gets across to defend a length delivery

18.2

Bresnan to Bailey, 1 run, angling in from wide of the stumps, steered through gully for a single

18.3

Bresnan to Hughes, 1 run, leg-stump line, rising off a length and nudged through square leg

18.4

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, length ball, around the line of off, pushed back towards mid-on

18.5

Bresnan to Bailey, 2 runs, bit of width, Bailey angles the bat and steers behind point, third man has to run round and they pick up two

18.6

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, pitched up in the channel outside off, driven with a full swing of the arms but straight to mid-off

"How much more painful can Aussie batting get - maybe they should go back to India?" Give them a break, Nimal Gunatilleke. At least they might not get bowled out today

End of over 19 (4 runs) Australia 60/2 (210 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.15, RRR: 6.77)
GJ Bailey    7* (18b)      TT Bresnan    5-1-16-1
PJ Hughes    17* (35b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    4-1-8-0

First sign of England's fifth bowler, Joe Root on for a twirl...

19.1

Root to Hughes, 1 run, round the wicket, tossed up outside off, driven through the covers to the sweeper

19.2

Root to Bailey, no run, over the wicket, floated up and played back to the bowler

19.3

Root to Bailey, 1 run, full and straight, pitching around off, worked off the pads through midwicket

19.4

Root to Hughes, no run, round the wicket again, tapped back down the track

19.5

Root to Hughes, no run, skips forward and tries to drive a length ball, sends it back to the bowler again

19.6

Root to Hughes, 1 run, wheesh, another half-chance, Hughes trying to manufacture a lofted drive, the ball drops just short of Bell at mid-off

End of over 20 (3 runs) Australia 63/2 (207 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.15, RRR: 6.90)
PJ Hughes    19* (39b 2x4)      JE Root    1-0-3-0
GJ Bailey    8* (20b)      TT Bresnan    5-1-16-1

And here's the other half of that fifth bowler: Ravi Bopara and his skiddy mediums

20.1

Bopara to Hughes, 1 run, on the stumps, worked wide of mid-on, good firm connection but Alastair Cook leaps like a tiger on the edge of the circle to keep them to one

20.2

Bopara to Bailey, 1 run, angling in from outside off, clipped into the off side

20.3

Bopara to Hughes, no run, pushed towards the covers

20.4

Bopara to Hughes, 1 run, full and on leg stump, Hughes is one one leg clipping flamboyantly through midwicket

20.5

Bopara to Bailey, 1 run, slightly shorty of a length and wide of the stumps, hacked through cover point to the sweeper

20.6

Bopara to Hughes, no run, pitched up on middle and leg, comes off the inside half of the back and rolls into the leg side, Bopara fields

"Main difference between this innings and England's is that Australia isn't even scoring singles," comments Jordan sagely. "England only had eighteen boundaries, but still managed a good total."

End of over 21 (4 runs) Australia 67/2 (203 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.19, RRR: 7.00)
PJ Hughes    21* (43b 2x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-4-0
GJ Bailey    10* (22b)      JE Root    1-0-3-0

21.1

Root to Bailey, 1 run, tossed up, pushed back through mid-on and there's a comfortable one

21.2

Root to Hughes, 1 run, gets forward and tickles one through the covers

21.3

Root to Bailey, 2 runs, full and straight, good work from Bailey, showing his stumps but adroitly paddling the ball through 45 for a couple

21.4

Root to Bailey, no run, floated up outside off, reverses the hands but can't beat point

21.5

Root to Bailey, 1 run, pushed through on the stumps, worked with a closed bat face through midwicket

21.6

Root to Hughes, no run, round the wicket, floated up and tapped into the covers

Here's Bhakta Prasad Gaire: "Now, I know that, why people called this Australian team 'vulnerable'. At the moment Eng is well ahead and they are smelling big win now."

End of over 22 (5 runs) Australia 72/2 (198 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.27, RRR: 7.07)
PJ Hughes    22* (45b 2x4)      JE Root    2-0-8-0
GJ Bailey    14* (26b)      RS Bopara    1-0-4-0

22.1

Bopara to Bailey, 2 runs, touch short and straight, pulled in front of deep midwicket and they get back for a second

22.2

Bopara to Bailey, FOUR, drops short again and Bailey times this one better, swivel-pulling hard and flat through square, nearly taking a chunk out of the umpire in the process

22.3

Bopara to Bailey, 1 run, gets forward and digs out a full ball back down the ground

22.4

Bopara to Hughes, FOUR, easy paced half-volley on middle stump and Hughes latches on to it quickly to loft towards long-on for a one-bounce four

Mid-on goes back as fine leg comes inside the circle

22.5

Bopara to Hughes, 1 run, on the stumps, worked through square

22.6

Bopara to Bailey, 1 run, pitched up in the blockhole again, squeezed out towards long-on again

Good return of 13 for Australia, including their first boundaries for more than ten overs

End of over 23 (13 runs) Australia 85/2 (185 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.69, RRR: 6.85)
GJ Bailey    22* (30b 1x4)      RS Bopara    2-0-17-0
PJ Hughes    27* (47b 3x4)      JE Root    2-0-8-0

23.1

Root to Bailey, 1 run, tossed up on middle, clips one through backward square

23.2

Root to Hughes, 1 run, on the stumps, worked through midwicket

23.3

Root to Bailey, 1 run, slightly shorter, stands up in the crease and knocks one through mid-on

23.4

Root to Hughes, 1 run, full and wide of the stumps, gets forward and dribbles one through cover point

23.5

Root to Bailey, 1 run, angled in, full and glanced through square leg for another single

These two are just beginning to rotate the strike a bit better now...

23.6

Root to Hughes, no run, floated up in the channel outside off, punched on the front foot but well stopped at cover

"Everyone seems to have slated in an England win already, but don't write off Australia here," counsels Ian. "Their main task in the first 25 overs was to prevent another collapse, not make runs, and remember that Faulkner, Starc and Johnson are handy with the bat at times."

End of over 24 (5 runs) Australia 90/2 (180 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.75, RRR: 6.92)
PJ Hughes    29* (50b 3x4)      JE Root    3-0-13-0
GJ Bailey    25* (33b 1x4)      RS Bopara    2-0-17-0

Five overs from the part-timers and Cook goes back to a frontline bowler in Broad

24.1

Broad to Bailey, no run, slightly back of a length, homing in over the top of the stumps, blocked towards mid-on

24.2

Broad to Bailey, no run, this is perilously close to being played on, as the ball seams - reverses? - back in a Bailey, cramps him for room and he chops into the ground and up, over the stumps

24.3

Broad to Bailey, 1 run, bit of width, length delivery and steered off the back foot through point

24.4

Broad to Hughes, 1 run, back of a length, Hughes hops into position to pull flat through square leg

Siddarthan has put his, er, reputation where his mouth is: "England is an pathetic ODI side. I can guarantee that Australia will win this game."

24.5

Broad to Bailey, 1 leg bye, Broad is interested here, the ball again coming back at Bailey, he's hit above knee - quite leg side too - and they pick up an extra as Erasmus shakes his head

24.6

Broad to Hughes, no run, a swing and a miss from Hughes, who's aiming over extra cover but is beaten outside off

End of over 25 (3 runs) Australia 93/2 (177 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.72, RRR: 7.08)
PJ Hughes    30* (52b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    6-2-20-1
GJ Bailey    26* (37b 1x4)      JE Root    3-0-13-0

Root to continue at the other end...

25.1

Root to Bailey, 1 run, reverses the hands and paddles one through the square on the off side

25.2

Root to Hughes, no run, opens the face and slides a full ball towards backward point

25.3

Root to Hughes, no run, tossed up and driven hard straight to the man at extra cover - another dot

25.4

Root to Hughes, OUT, skids on, Hughes plays an ugly swipe across the line and is hit in front - Dharmasena gives it! That was a horrible shot from Hughes, he was getting tied down by Root's gentle offies, he tried to pull the ball off a length and was struck in front of middle and leg; the question was whether it would clip leg but Dharmasena was happy enough and Hughes decides against reviewing

PJ Hughes lbw b Root 30 (78m 55b 3x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

The partnership is broken at 47; in comes Adam Voges, another experienced head

25.5

Root to Voges, 1 run, over the wicket, tossed up outside off, gets forward to steer one square

25.6

Root to Bailey, 1 run, on the stumps and nudged for one to backward square leg

End of over 26 (3 runs) Australia 96/3 (174 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.69, RRR: 7.25)
GJ Bailey    28* (39b 1x4)      JE Root    4-0-16-1
AC Voges    1* (1b)      SCJ Broad    6-2-20-1

26.1

Broad to Bailey, no run, slightly back of a length, defended short on the leg side

26.2

Broad to Bailey, 1 run, angling back in off a length, worked through square leg off the pads

26.3

Broad to Voges, 1 run, full and straight, again turned to leg for a single

26.4

Broad to Bailey, no run, off-stump line, on a length, played back to the bowler

26.5

Broad to Bailey, 1 run, in the channel outside off, gets forward and pushes into the covers, a rare misfield gives them one

26.6

Broad to Voges, no run, good length, shaping in towards middle, worked straight to the man at midwicket

"Phillip Hughes dismissal could be a Blessing in Disguise for Australia," says fan of capital letters, Gaurav Manchanda

End of over 27 (3 runs) Australia 99/3 (171 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 7.43)
AC Voges    2* (3b)      SCJ Broad    7-2-23-1
GJ Bailey    30* (43b 1x4)      JE Root    4-0-16-1

27.1

Root to Bailey, 1 run, leaves the crease and looks to hit down the ground, ends up lofting a single short of long-on

27.2

Root to Voges, no run, flat and going on with the arm, played back to the bowler from in front of the stumps

27.3

Root to Voges, 1 run, drifts down the leg side, glanced through backward square for one

27.4

Root to Bailey, 1 run, pushed through, opens the face and plays wide of point, good running rotates the strike again

27.5

Root to Voges, no run, turned off the pads towards midwicket, where it is smartly stopped

27.6

Root to Voges, 1 run, floated up full and wide of the stumps, punched through the covers to the sweeper

"Don't know why Hughes is rated so highly by the Aus selectors, they seem to not realise aggressive Test batsmen and aggressive ODI batsmen are two different things!" Well, Peter, I take your point... though I'd suggest that Hughes is a better ODI player than Test

End of over 28 (4 runs) Australia 103/3 (167 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.67, RRR: 7.59)
AC Voges    4* (7b)      JE Root    5-0-20-1
GJ Bailey    32* (45b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    7-2-23-1

Anderson back on after a couple of overs from Broad

28.1

Anderson to Voges, no run, good length and angling in, defended square on the off side

28.2

Anderson to Voges, 1 run, goes back and across steers a single through the infield towards deep cover

28.3

Anderson to Bailey, 1 run, waits on a length ball and steers one behind square

28.4

Anderson to Voges, no run, full and tailing in, gets forward to block

28.5

Anderson to Voges, no run, pitched up in the channel outside off, Voges steps out and toes the ball towards extra cover

28.6

Anderson to Voges, no run, beaten groping forward in the corridor, just enough seam movement off the pitch to take the ball past Voges' outside edge

"I wouldn't be too worried until Bailey is dismissed. He is to Australia, what Dhoni is to India in ODIs - not good-looking, but very effective." Sure you're not overselling Bailey a touch there, Vikram Raj?

End of over 29 (2 runs) Australia 105/3 (165 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.62, RRR: 7.85)
AC Voges    5* (12b)      JM Anderson    6-0-18-0
GJ Bailey    33* (46b 1x4)      JE Root    5-0-20-1

Tredwell back on in place of Root

29.1

Tredwell to Bailey, no run, tossed up outside off, spinning in and Bailey misses stepping across and trying to paddle fine

29.2

Tredwell to Bailey, 2 runs, gets forward and works a couple into a gap through square on the leg side, playing with the spin

29.3

Tredwell to Bailey, 2 runs, tossed up high, waits and flicks behind deep square, again they come back for two

29.4

Tredwell to Bailey, FOUR, plays the reverse sweep again and times this one really well, the bat coming down in a hard arc and pinging the ball past short third man and away for four

29.5

Tredwell to Bailey, 1 run, takes the pace off a bit more, tossed up outside off, punched to long-on

29.6

Tredwell to Voges, 1 run, floated up around off stump, nudges another single back past the bowler

Twenty overs to go, Australia need 155. "Australia are playing for the draw, aren't they?" rofls Mark

End of over 30 (10 runs) Australia 115/3 (155 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 7.75)
AC Voges    6* (13b)      JC Tredwell    5-1-18-0
GJ Bailey    42* (51b 2x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-18-0

30.1

Anderson to Voges, no run, full and tailing in towards off stump, defended into the floor and Anderson gets a hand on it in his follow through, the ball loops up, hits the wicket at the non-striker's end ... and breaks a stump

That is curious, the ball sort of dollying down, almost a long drop and hitting the base of the off stump (if you were bowling from the other end), breaking it in half. Bailey was back in his grouind, by the way. There's a short delay while it's replaced

30.2

Anderson to Voges, no run, good length ball around off stump, blocked firmly back to the bowler

30.3

Anderson to Voges, 1 run, length delivery, pushed towards cover, another slightly sloppy bit of fielding gives away a single

30.4

Anderson to Bailey, no run, zips this one through off the seam and beats Bailey's outside edge as he fences from the crease - good ball, that

30.5

Anderson to Bailey, no run, goes across and defends in front of the stumps

30.6

Anderson to Bailey, no run, off-stump line, angling back off the pitch, blocked into the covers - just one off the over

"Comparing Bailey with Dhoni! Is it true cricinfo??? Where was I when Bailey played knocks like Dhoni!!" Pushp is aghast at Vikram Raj's suggestion

End of over 31 (1 run) Australia 116/3 (154 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.74, RRR: 8.10)
GJ Bailey    42* (54b 2x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-19-0
AC Voges    7* (16b)      JC Tredwell    5-1-18-0

31.1

Tredwell to Voges, FOUR, Voges follows his captain's lead, reversing the hands and swiping the ball hard past the man on the edge of the ring for another boundary to third man

31.2

Tredwell to Voges, 2 runs, floated up outside off stump, goes across and deftly flicks the ball fine on the leg side

bowling round the wicket now

31.3

Tredwell to Voges, no run, length ball, around off stump, defended with bat and pad back to the bowler

31.4

Tredwell to Voges, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, tickled down the ground for a single to long-on

31.5

Tredwell to Bailey, 1 run, pitching middle and leg, worked wide of midwicket for one more

31.6

Tredwell to Voges, no run, full and flighted, drifting across outside off, punched back and Tredwell fields off his own bowling

Here's Rajeev: "To Mark's comments: Australia seem to be thinking that 'not being all out' is a win, considering the way they folded in the CT practice game. Jokes apart, I am still rooting for an Aussie win!!!! (an incorrigible optimist)"

End of over 32 (8 runs) Australia 124/3 (146 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.87, RRR: 8.11)
AC Voges    14* (21b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    6-1-26-0
GJ Bailey    43* (55b 2x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-19-0

Tim Bresnan is going to return for a spell ... and Australia, boldly, have decided to take the batting Powerplay. This could be the key spell in the run chase

32.1

Bresnan to Bailey, 1 run, good length, around the line of off, blocked short on the off side and they amble one

32.2

Bresnan to Voges, 1 run, touch wider, Voges opens his shoulders and hits aggressively into the covers, again they pick up a single

32.3

Bresnan to Bailey, 1 run, coming back in off a length, brings the bat down at an angle and squeezes one behind square on the leg side

32.4

Bresnan to Voges, OUT, Voges swings, misses and is bowled, Bresnan strikes for England! Looked like a little offcutter, rolling his fingers over the ball and it jinked back just enough off the pitch as Voges tried to hit down the ground, beat the bat on the inside and clattered into the top of middle and off stump

AC Voges b Bresnan 15 (27m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.21

Powerplay fever setting in again ... Mitchell Marsh for only his second ODI innings

32.5

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, slightly back of a length, stays in the crease and jabs at it defensively

32.6

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, beaten, prodding without any foot movement at a length delivery in the channel

Three singles and a wicket off the over, the pendulum swings again

End of over 33 (3 runs) Australia 127/4 (143 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.84, RRR: 8.41)
MR Marsh    0* (2b)      TT Bresnan    6-1-19-2
GJ Bailey    45* (57b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    6-1-26-0

From the other end, it will be Broad

33.1

Broad to Bailey, 1 run, slightly short and outside off, Bailey guides a single down to third man

33.2

Broad to Marsh, no run, good line and length, Marsh goes back and blocks in front of off stump

33.3

Broad to Marsh, no run, slightly fuller, angled in and Marsh drives off the back foot into the ground, it's caught by short cover running across and the crowd cheers, not realising it was a bump ball

33.4

Broad to Marsh, no run, full of a good length, coming back around off stump, blocked towards point

33.5

Broad to Marsh, no run, maintains that probing length, Marsh covers the line

33.6

Broad to Marsh, no run, parsimonious stuff from Broad, targeting the stumps, Marsh can't get forward and defends into the off side

End of over 34 (1 run) Australia 128/4 (142 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.76, RRR: 8.87)
MR Marsh    0* (7b)      SCJ Broad    8-2-24-1
GJ Bailey    46* (58b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    6-1-19-2

"It's not the pendulum swinging!!! Right from start of the Aussie innings, the wind is only on one side." All right, Bharat, I was just hamming it up for the sense of drama. Plus, you never know...

34.1

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, good length, zipping back in from outside off, Bailey's cramped but keeps it out

34.2

Bresnan to Bailey, 1 run, pitched up and played back on the leg side for a single

34.3

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, length ball around the line of off, defended

34.4

Bresnan to Marsh, FOUR, short and down the leg side - hello, Mitchell Marsh, he rocks back cobra-fast and cracks a pull shot to the deep backward square boundary

34.5

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, back into block mode, defending in front of the stumps

34.6

Bresnan to Marsh, 1 run, slightly full, tailing in on off stump, closes the face and clips wide of mid-on for a hasty single

We've reached drinks; Australia aren't in the last chance saloon but the night appears to be heading that way. Alex is on the door asking for ID for the rest of the dig

End of over 35 (6 runs) Australia 134/4 (136 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.82, RRR: 9.06)
MR Marsh    5* (11b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    7-1-25-2
GJ Bailey    47* (60b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    8-2-24-1

Hello again, Australia are going to have to go some from here to win this game, they've been tied down superbly, England have been so accurate with the ball. Two overs of Powerplay to come and James Anderson returns from the City End...

35.1

Anderson to Marsh, OUT, back of a length and pushed off the back foot straight to point and Anderson becomes the highest wicket-taker in one-day cricket for England. A loose stroke from Marsh outside off, it went at a good catchable height, very quickly but straight to Morgan who clung on at chest height with two hands, a sharp grab

MR Marsh c Morgan b Anderson 5 (13m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

35.2

Anderson to Wade, 1 run, full ball the swings slightly into the pads, Wade gets a back down onto it and turns it down to long leg

35.3

Anderson to Bailey, 1 run, full of length just outside off, dabbed to point coming forward, just in front of the fielder so they take a quick single

35.4

Anderson to Wade, no run, this slides away from Wade who get a little squared up defending on off stump towards cover

35.5

Anderson to Wade, no run, blocked just outside off stump now, again into the covers from the crease

35.6

Anderson to Wade, OUT, full and sliding past the outside edge, taken by the keeper and given out! Umpire Dharmasena nodded his head for the edge, they're going to check whether it carried to Buttler. There was no hesitation from Buttler who threw it up straight away, Hot Spot confirms a thin edge too, there was a nervy look behind by Wade as it went past the bat, definitely out, no idea why Wade his hanging around for, he's gone

MS Wade c †Buttler b Anderson 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 36 (2 runs) Australia 136/6 (134 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 3.77, RRR: 9.57)
     JM Anderson    8-0-21-2
GJ Bailey    48* (61b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    7-1-25-2

36.1

Bresnan to Bailey, 2 runs, length ball on middle stump, flicked around the corner backward of square and that will bring up George Bailey's fifty, a lone hand in this chase

36.2

Bresnan to Bailey, no run, tighter line to off stump and blocked back up the wicket

36.3

Bresnan to Bailey, 1 run, back of a length just outside off, late cut down to third man

Slip goes in...

36.4

Bresnan to Faulkner, no run, full length on off stump, blocked forward up on the off side

36.5

Bresnan to Faulkner, no run, blocked around the off stump towards the on side getting a bit squared up

36.6

Bresnan to Faulkner, 1 run, full length, tails in again and is worked through square leg

End of over 37 (4 runs) Australia 140/6 (130 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 10.00)
JP Faulkner    1* (3b)      TT Bresnan    8-1-29-2
GJ Bailey    51* (64b 2x4)      JM Anderson    8-0-21-2

Australia have gone 16 for 3 in that Powerplay...James Tredwell again, from the City End...

37.1

Tredwell to Faulkner, 5 runs, floated up on off stump, tucked to midwicket, lazy from 12th man Bairstow, who then throws at the stumps and no-one is backing up and that's four buzzards too

37.2

Tredwell to Bailey, 1 run, dropped into midwicket, wide enough of the fielder for a comfortable single

37.3

Tredwell to Faulkner, 1 leg bye, goes to paddle sweep from off stump, struck on the pad outside the line

37.4

Tredwell to Bailey, 1 run, around the wicket, tucked through square leg on the front foot

37.5

Tredwell to Faulkner, no run, slider and it beats Bailey on the outside edge playing forward

For some reason they reviewed a stumping there, no idea why, Bailey was well back...

37.6

Tredwell to Faulkner, no run, full just outside off, clipped back to the bowler

End of over 38 (8 runs) Australia 148/6 (122 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.89, RRR: 10.16)
JP Faulkner    6* (7b)      JC Tredwell    7-1-33-0
GJ Bailey    53* (66b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    8-1-29-2

Another change, Ravi Bopara is back from the Pavilion End...

38.1

Bopara to Bailey, 1 run, full on leg stump, poor ball but gets away with it as it's clipped straight to short long leg

38.2

Bopara to Faulkner, no run, full ball on the stumps, tucked to midwicket

38.3

Bopara to Faulkner, no run, full ball on the stumps, tucked straight to midwicket again

38.4

Bopara to Faulkner, no run, length ball, back and across the off stump played back to the bowler

38.5

Bopara to Faulkner, 1 run, full length again, this a little wider allowing Faulkner to drive out to deep cover

38.6

Bopara to Bailey, 1 run, squeezed out from a full length to short long leg, a shy at the stumps but they're through for the single quickly

End of over 39 (3 runs) Australia 151/6 (119 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.87, RRR: 10.81)
GJ Bailey    55* (68b 2x4)      RS Bopara    3-0-20-0
JP Faulkner    7* (11b)      JC Tredwell    7-1-33-0

39.1

Tredwell to Bailey, OUT, around the wicket again, a few steps down the track, tries to take on long on but doesn't get anywhere near the proper connection and Joe Root takes the catch a very easy chance going a few yards to his left. It was a weak shot from Bailey and looped very comfortably to the fielder, Australia's last hope, if there was still hope, gone

GJ Bailey c Root b Tredwell 55 (106m 69b 2x4 0x6) SR: 79.71

39.2

Tredwell to Faulkner, no run, flicked off the middle stump to square leg

39.3

Tredwell to Faulkner, 1 run, flicked to midwicket and they take a quick run, there's a dive back in as the throw comes in from Morgan at midwicket, Buttler takes it very well and turns with his gloves backwards to the stumps having dived past the timbers and I think Johnson is short of his ground, the bat is over the line but in the air and I reckon the bail is out of its groove. Apparently not! Not out given, well the third umpire, Billy Bowden, wanted to be 100% sure and he obviously wasn't

39.4

Tredwell to Johnson, 1 run, pushed from off stump on the front foot back to the bowler

39.5

Tredwell to Faulkner, 1 run, full length on the stumps, pushed down the ground to long-on

39.6

Tredwell to Johnson, no run, ran back up the wicket from a full length again

End of over 40 (3 runs) Australia 154/7 (116 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.85, RRR: 11.60)
MG Johnson    1* (2b)      JC Tredwell    8-1-36-1
JP Faulkner    9* (14b)      RS Bopara    3-0-20-0

40.1

Bopara to Faulkner, 1 run, full length wide of the off stump, cracked to mid-off

40.2

Bopara to Johnson, 1 leg bye, full of length that swings back into the pads, brief cry for lbw but it's pitched outside leg stump, it cannons down to third man

40.3

Bopara to Faulkner, 1 run, slower ball on the stumps, Faulkner backs away and waits for it before chopping behind square on the leg side

40.4

Bopara to Johnson, 2 runs, powerfully driven off a full length on the stumps, gets it wide of long-on and they get a couple

40.5

Bopara to Johnson, 3 runs, another slower ball, this is spotted and pulled just behind square, Anderson slides and saves the boundary, fine sliding effort

40.6

Bopara to Faulkner, 1 run, full, slightly inswinging yorker, dug out down the ground to long-on

End of over 41 (9 runs) Australia 163/7 (107 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.97, RRR: 11.88)
JP Faulkner    12* (17b)      RS Bopara    4-0-28-0
MG Johnson    6* (5b)      JC Tredwell    8-1-36-1

Malcolm: "Is it time to amend the language of the law regarding putting down the stumps? Even with the slo-motion it's so hard to tell when the bail is 'removed' but it's very clear when the initial contact takes place that ultimately causes the bail to be removed. Maybe that initial contact should be the determining factor?"

41.1

Tredwell to Faulkner, SIX, tossed up from around the wicket onto middle and leg and hammered over midwicket with a fine slog sweep, excellent stroke

41.2

Tredwell to Faulkner, 2 runs, goes down the ground now and strikes it well again, gets it pretty flat, long-on slides around and saves well

41.3

Tredwell to Faulkner, no run, gives himself room but can only get a length ball back up the wicket

41.4

Tredwell to Faulkner, 1 run, dragged down a little and pulled out to deep midwicket

41.5

Tredwell to Johnson, no run, turn away from the attempted lofted on-drive, feet went nowhere and he missed it by a long strecth

41.6

Tredwell to Johnson, 1 run, steps back and cuts hard, Bell half-saves at cover but they get a single

End of over 42 (10 runs) Australia 173/7 (97 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.11, RRR: 12.12)
MG Johnson    7* (7b)      JC Tredwell    9-1-46-1
JP Faulkner    21* (21b 1x6)      RS Bopara    4-0-28-0

42.1

Bopara to Johnson, no run, around the wicket, slower ball on the stumps, swung at, miles too soon with the stroke, gets an inside edge past the stumps

42.2

Bopara to Johnson, 1 run, full on the stumps, slugged down to long-on

42.3

Bopara to Faulkner, 1 run, slower ball on the stumps again, half-pulled through midwicket for a single into the deep

42.4

Bopara to Johnson, OUT, full toss comes off high on the bat and loops to point. Oh dear Mitchell, a waist-high full toss, he's tried to slug it over the off side but is too late on the stroke and chipped up an easy catch to Morgan, they umpires had a quick check for the height of the delivery but concurred that it was fine

MG Johnson c Morgan b Bopara 8 (18m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

42.5

Bopara to Faulkner, no run, full ball on the stumps, pushed back to the bower who takes the catch, surely a bump ball and they're going to check again! How many reviews have we seen today? I though Bopara was appealing as a joke but Erasmus has decided to go upstairs. He's smashed it into the floor!

42.6

Bopara to Faulkner, FOUR, another slower ball, waited for and cut hard backward of point, well played that and gets it down to third man rope

End of over 43 (6 runs) Australia 179/8 (91 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.16, RRR: 13.00)
JP Faulkner    26* (24b 1x4 1x6)      RS Bopara    5-0-34-1
MA Starc    0* (0b)      JC Tredwell    9-1-46-1

43.1

Tredwell to Starc, 1 run, full ball pushed back to the bowler but Tredwell lets it get away from him

43.2

Tredwell to Faulkner, 1 run, back in the crease, clipped through square leg

43.3

Tredwell to Starc, no run, full ball on the stumps, Tredwell gets down to it and it cannons into the stumps

43.4

Tredwell to Starc, 2 runs, forced away from middle and off wide of mid-on with a bit of a slog

43.5

Tredwell to Starc, no run, back and pushed from off stump to extra cover

43.6

Tredwell to Starc, 1 run, forward and pushed past extra cover this time and gets a single down to long-off

End of over 44 (5 runs) Australia 184/8 (86 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.18, RRR: 14.33)
MA Starc    4* (5b)      JC Tredwell    10-1-51-1
JP Faulkner    27* (25b 1x4 1x6)      RS Bopara    5-0-34-1

Tim: "Surely the umpires have run out of reviews." Well at this rate, they'll need capping, some decisions today that were obvious for the naked eye...here's Anderson from the Pavilion End...

44.1

Anderson to Starc, 1 run, full and swinging into the pads, runs into midwicket

44.2

Anderson to Faulkner, FOUR, full and on leg stump, clipped down very fine on the leg side

44.3

Anderson to Faulkner, 1 run, full ball, clipped to midwicket, whose right on the edge of the circle

44.4

Anderson to Starc, no run, length ball, pushed at outside off, a genuine edge but short of Buttler who takes it going to his left

44.5

Anderson to Starc, OUT, full and straight and Starc misses trying to drive down the ground middle stump out of the ground, comprehensively cleaned up, representative of this innings perhaps? Little bit of inswing from Anderson and Starc also beaten by the pace, his feet went nowhere and he was castled

MA Starc b Anderson 5 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

44.6

Anderson to McKay, 1 run, full and this shapes slightly away from a press forward that gets a thick outside edge to Cook's right at slip, it didn't carry to him but it saved at least a run

End of over 45 (7 runs) Australia 191/9 (79 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.24, RRR: 15.80)
CJ McKay    1* (1b)      JM Anderson    9-0-28-3
JP Faulkner    32* (27b 2x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    10-1-51-1

Can Stuart Broad finish it off...

45.1

Broad to McKay, no run, full just outside off, a forward press to extra cover

45.2

Broad to McKay, no run, a little straighter and a touch shorter, played from the crease to midwicket

45.3

Broad to McKay, 1 run, similar delivery but McKay gets inside the line a bit more and tucks down to long leg

45.4

Broad to Faulkner, 1 run, very full on off stump, driven back towards the bowler, Broad gets a foot in the way but the ball runs behind the stumps and they get a single

45.5

Broad to McKay, no run, good bumper, McKay gets under it well

45.6

Broad to McKay, 1 run, full on off stump, pushed gently wide of mid-off for a comfortable single

End of over 46 (3 runs) Australia 194/9 (76 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.21, RRR: 19.00)
CJ McKay    3* (6b)      SCJ Broad    9-2-27-1
JP Faulkner    33* (28b 2x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    9-0-28-3

Gautam: "Homework for Mickey Arthur: Learn to assess the playing conditions first. Not playing a spinner (Doherthy) on this wicket was the first tactical blunder."

46.1

Anderson to McKay, no run, full just outside off, played forward and pushed to extra cover who dives to his right and saves the single

46.2

Anderson to McKay, 1 run, played off the back foot down to long-on from just outside off stump

46.3

Anderson to Faulkner, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, kept out with bat and pad, it drops into the on side and they take a quick run

46.4

Anderson to McKay, no run, full ball on off stump, pushed down the ground, the bowler fields

46.5

Anderson to McKay, no run, going for the inswinging yorker is Anderson, kept out towards extra-cover by McKay

46.6

Anderson to McKay, no run, a touch straighter, take a good chunk of the boot and runs to Buttler's left where he runs across to field

Applause for Anderson, a fine spell and another milestone reached for him...

End of over 47 (2 runs) Australia 196/9 (74 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.17, RRR: 24.66)
CJ McKay    4* (11b)      JM Anderson    10-0-30-3
JP Faulkner    34* (29b 2x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    9-2-27-1

Tim Bresnan is back, still awaiting the birth of his first child...

47.1

Bresnan to Faulkner, 1 run, full on the stumps, flicked to short long leg where

47.2

Bresnan to McKay, no run, just back of a length outside off, pushed at on the back foot and missed

47.3

Bresnan to McKay, no run, off stump delivery, blocked up the wicket back to Bresnan

47.4

Bresnan to McKay, 1 run, a foot and a half outside off, guided down to third man

47.5

Bresnan to Faulkner, no run, back of a length just outside off, punched to extra cover

47.6

Bresnan to Faulkner, 1 run, a little straighter, gets inside the line and tucks down to long leg

End of over 48 (3 runs) Australia 199/9 (71 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.14, RRR: 35.50)
JP Faulkner    36* (32b 2x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    9-1-32-2
CJ McKay    5* (14b)      JM Anderson    10-0-30-3

Broad changes ends, now at the Pavilion End...

48.1

Broad to Faulkner, 1 run, a foot outside off stump, Faulkner steps outside leg stump and chops down to third man, and, aha, the 200 comes up

48.2

Broad to McKay, 1 run, full on the stumps, punched hard down to long-on

48.3

Broad to Faulkner, FOUR, too straight and clipped past the short long leg, a very rare loose delivery

48.4

Broad to Faulkner, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, Faulkner steps away and cracks a ball hard to point, Morgan fumbles so they get a run

48.5

Broad to McKay, 1 leg bye, blocked with the pad on the stumps, it drops at his feet and gets called through for a quick single

48.6

Broad to Faulkner, 1 run, full on the stumps, calmly flicked down to long-on

End of over 49 (9 runs) Australia 208/9 (62 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.24, RRR: 62.00)
JP Faulkner    43* (36b 3x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    10-2-35-1
CJ McKay    6* (16b)      TT Bresnan    9-1-32-2

So at least Australia have batted out their allocation of overs...

49.1

Bresnan to Faulkner, (no ball) FOUR, looked very high was it a beamer? It was, an edged down very fine past the keeper too

Not a free hit...

49.1

Bresnan to Faulkner, FOUR, steps to leg and slaps it past extra-cover, lovely stroke and Faulkner goes to 50, at least he's had a good day

49.2

Bresnan to Faulkner, no run, gets down low to paddle sweep but misses and it goes over leg stump to the keeper

49.3

Bresnan to Faulkner, 1 run, blocked on the stumps into the covers, finds a gap

49.4

Bresnan to McKay, 1 run, a touch straight and clipped down to long leg

49.5

Bresnan to Faulkner, 2 runs, slower ball on the stumps, waited for and slugged down to long-on

49.6

Bresnan to Faulkner, no run, finishes with a bumper and that's that

That's it from Edgbaston, England underway with a win and now have a few days to take stock, their next game comes on Thursday against Sri Lanka in Cardiff. A day before that fixture, Australia play their next game, that's against New Zealand back in Birmingham again. Tomorrow it's down to Cardiff for the second match in Group A, Sri Lanka and New Zealand getting underway at 10.30 BST so tune in then but from Gnasher, Monty and myself, Alex Winter, it's goodbye for now.

Here's the Presentation. "We were a partnership short with the bat we couldn't get anything going," stand-in losing captain George Bailey says. "From 1 for 170 we did a really job to pull it back wit the ball, it looked a very good batting deck. But if it's going to be that dry then we probably need a spinner."

"It was a good performances all-round, the pitch got slower and lower after 30 overs," Alastair Cook said. "We should have got around 300 from where we were 180 for 2 but i thought 270 was good enough. When they were 30 off 10 I thought Jimmy and Broady were exceptional."

Man of the Match goes to Ian Bell for his top-score of the day, 91 in 115 balls. He led England's innings very well.

For Australia, that was a very disappointing second innings. They started very quietly and then lost wickets, the worst of the worst. Thereafter only George Bailey got stuck in and made a score and by the time James Faulkner knocked it around down the order it was too late. It looked an out-of-form order lacking in quality. They have a real job on their hands to give Sri Lanka and New Zealand a game. Saying that, they were facing an exceptionally disciplined bowling attack, England gave them nothing.

Fine performance with the ball from England and they have won by 48 runs, a very comfortable victory in the end. They would have been nervous after a sluggish effort with the bat that saw them fall 20 or 30 runs short of what many though was par in good batting conditions. England lost their power hitters cheaply and Ravi Bopara was needed to prop up their total. But it was more than good enough because with the ball, England have strangled Australia, they never got going and were never really in the chase.

End of over 50 (13 runs) Australia 221/9 (49 runs required)
JP Faulkner    54* (42b 5x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    10-1-45-2
CJ McKay    7* (17b)      SCJ Broad    10-2-35-1
Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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George Bailey played a lone hand for Australia

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Mitchell Starc is cleaned up by James Anderson

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