Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    0.2 got him, slashed to point - Roy goes second ball! Full and quite wide but there was swing for Hazlewood and Roy was reaching for a loose drive without having got his bearings, Smith snaffles the low catch and Australia have nipped out an early one again 0/1
    4.2 pitched up, finds the outside edge - another one goes! England are tottering like aunty on the gin... Hazlewood went wide on the crease and slid the ball in, enticing the drive but there was just enough seam movement to shift the line and kiss the edge of the bat. Bairstow slopes off in the fifth over for a nine-ball duck 4/3
    3.2 bowled 'im! Superb ball from Cummins and England are two down for spit! There's been some nip off this fresh surface and Cummins locates the perfect length, it jags back appreciably as Hales presses forwards, flicks the front pad before rattling the off pole 4/2
    5.3 dug in, Root wafts at a pull, gets a big, ballooning top edge... and Hazlewood pockets the catch at fine leg! Root bags a duck and England are four down! Good pace and bounce, the bumper got too big for Root and he sent it right down the fielder's gullet. This could get ugly 6/4
    21.3 short, down the leg side and Morgan has gloved through to the keeper! That would have been a wide had he let it go, but the pace drew him into a response, and a thin tickle does the rest! England's revival is dented by a familiar foe 61/6
    6.2 zips off a length, grazes the outside edge! ENGLAND ARE 8 FOR 5!!! (Or 5 for 8, if you're that sort...) Brilliant ball from Hazlewood, not too much fault with the batsman here: perfect length, seaming a fraction as Buttler felt for it in defence, flicks the bat and Paine swallows another! 8/5
    30.3 panned out to deep midwicket and picks out the fielder! A sharp double take as Head senses the rope behind him, tosses the ball back into play, and gathers at the second attempt 112/7
    42.4 slower ball, slugged down the ground... and well taken by the fielder running in from long-on! Glenn Maxwell it is, on as a sub, and he's the sort of catcher you want under those. Woakes' impressive counterattack is ended, a wide legcutter from Tye does it and he picks up his second wicket 180/9
    31.6 back of a length, a simple nibble outside off, and Cummins strikes again! 120/8
    44.5 gone! Tye finishes it with the knuckle-ball, ending Curran's sally with a mistimed chip to midwicket. A cheeky thirty at a run a ball helping England to respectability, but almost certainly not enough 196/10
    not out
    2
    2
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    5 (b 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    196 all out (44.5 Overs, RR: 4.37)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (JJ Roy, 0.2 ov), 2-4 (AD Hales, 3.2 ov), 3-4 (JM Bairstow, 4.2 ov), 4-6 (JE Root, 5.3 ov), 5-8 (JC Buttler, 6.2 ov), 6-61 (EJG Morgan, 21.3 ov), 7-112 (MM Ali, 30.3 ov), 8-120 (AU Rashid, 31.6 ov), 9-180 (CR Woakes, 42.4 ov), 10-196 (TK Curran, 44.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JR Hazlewood1003933.90364010
    PJ Cummins1022442.40451020
    MR Marsh512404.80181100
    AJ Tye7.503334.21303100
    TM Head20904.5061000
    A Zampa704206.00151210
    MP Stoinis302408.0070200
  • BATSMEN
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    4.4 edged and gone! Perfect line and length, a hint of seam, Warner pushes with hard hands and Buttler does the rest! 25/1
    34.2 oh no! Head has pulled to mid-on! Four runs short of a deserved century, he's failed to get on top of the bounce and sent a straightforward catch straight to Morgan. Head heads off with his head bowed in disappointment, but he can hold his, er, head high after guiding the chase 180/6
    7.4 inswinger and that's plumb! Curling into the front pad, White attempts to play across the line but the ball beats him to it. Up goes the finger, and England are still brawling 48/2
    13.5 back of a length, Smith slashes hard and that's a brilliant sharp take at slip! it was travelling quickly but Root watched that right off the blade, rode with the pace and swallowed the chance to his right to keep the pressure on Australia... 70/3
    21.5 full toss - but he's flubbed it straight back to the bowler! Rashid shakes his head, acknowledging his luck; he did well to cling on, actually, as it was struck pretty hard. Marsh can't believe it but it's gifted England another opening 112/4
    25.3 tossed up and slogged into the off side, taken! Stoinis completely undoes the good work of the previous two balls but hoicking an ugly top edge straight up, barely made it to the edge of the ring and Roy grabs it safely 136/5
    not out
    25
    31
    2
    0
    80.64
    36.1 full length, clipped down to long-on and there's a huge mix-up! How on earth did that happen? Cummins turned blind for the second, his partner was going nowhere, and rightly so, as the shy came in, Wood gathered and flicked off the bails, and ... well ... jitters! EDIT: There would have been two if Paine had pushed the first one ... he'll know he was at fault 185/7
    not out
    3
    1
    0
    0
    300.00
    Extras
    4 (nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    197/7 (37 Overs, RR: 5.32)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (DA Warner, 4.4 ov), 2-48 (CL White, 7.4 ov), 3-70 (SPD Smith, 13.5 ov), 4-112 (MR Marsh, 21.5 ov), 5-136 (MP Stoinis, 25.3 ov), 6-180 (TM Head, 34.2 ov), 7-185 (PJ Cummins, 36.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CR Woakes703615.14276000
    MA Wood905816.44278010
    TK Curran211015.00102020
    MM Ali804105.12244001
    AU Rashid1004934.90335100
    JE Root10303.0030000

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 3-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.50 start, First Session 13.50-17.20 Interval 17.20-18.05, Second Session 18.05-21.35

Match days

26 January 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st25DA WarnerTM Head
2nd23CL WhiteTM Head
3rd22SPD SmithTM Head
4th42MR MarshTM Head
5th24MP StoinisTM Head
6th44TD PaineTM Head
7th5TD PainePJ Cummins
8th12TD PaineAJ Tye