Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 24 Runs | ENG: 200/9 (14 runs required, RR: 10.00)

  • RS Bopara65 (27b)
  • DR Briggs0 (0b)
  • JR Hazlewood4-0-46-0
  • DT Christian2-0-21-0

That's all from Hobart, two more games to come in this series, Melbourne on Friday and Sydney on Sunday, same time, same channel you be sure of it, bye for now...

Here's the Presentation. Man of the Match is Cameron White for his innings at the top of the order. We haven't heard from George Bailey so I can't bring you the thoughts of the winning skipper I'm afraid.

Change of captain for England but Stuart Broad has simply inherited the losers badge: "I didn't think 213 was actually too many. When you've got big powerful hitters targeting a short boundary it's hard to keep the run-rate below 10. We didn't lay a platform to give ourselves the best chance. We didn't play as well as we could have done. Scoreboard pressure played a big part and you're always going to feel the pressure. We've come back from losses and hopefully we'll do that at the MCG. We could have taken our catches, that was important and that's happened all year. In Tests last year we dropped 35 catches and we need to iron that out."

Lovely innings from Bopara, a new career top score for him in international T20s, but he was left with far too much work to do after the top order failed and England have lost again, Australia taking this opening T20 by 13 runs. That England made 200 in reply shows what could have been achieved but their batting wasn't up to scratch at all. By contrast Australia had big innings from Cameron White and Aaron Finch at the top of the order and their middle order cameo - from debutant Chris Lynn - has basically won them the game in the end. Not a day for the bowlers.

19.6
1
Hazlewood to Bopara, 1 run, around the wicket, forced from off stump to deep-midwicket
19.5
6
Hazlewood to Bopara, SIX, length outside off, Bopara slogs it with one hand and manages to clear the boundary again! What an innings this is!
19.4
6
Hazlewood to Bopara, SIX, full on the stumps and swung backward of square and over the rope, another superb strike
19.3
0
Hazlewood to Bopara, no run, another low full toss, swung to leg but this isn't quite timed and they refuse any runs towards cow corner
19.2
6
Hazlewood to Bopara, SIX, low full toss and Bopara plays a delightful lofted drive over long-off and Bopara now has the fastest T20 fifty for England
19.1
0
Hazlewood to Bopara, no run, not anymore, standing outside off, aimed a swing at a ball outside off but only finds the bowler having mistimed it
19.1
5w
Hazlewood to Bopara, 5 wides, five wides to start, England still in the game!!

Final set, how many can Bopara swing here? Hazlewood to bowl...

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 176/9 (38 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.26, RRR: 38.00)

  • RS Bopara46 (21b)
  • DT Christian2-0-21-0
  • NM Coulter-Nile4-0-30-4
18.6
W
Christian to Bopara, OUT, full at the stumps, flicks it to short long leg, they race a single, Dernbach dives in but is short of his ground sharp work from Finch in the circle and Wade made no mistake in whipping the bails off

JW Dernbach run out 5 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

18.5
4
Christian to Bopara, FOUR, back of a length and swung into the leg side gap in front of square, four more
18.4
4
Christian to Bopara, FOUR, punchy drive through extra cover, lovely stroke, excellent timing
18.3
1
Christian to Dernbach, 1 run, back of a length, carved out towards deep-cover, Lynn flies forward at it and almost pulls off a blinding catch
18.2
4
Christian to Dernbach, FOUR, full on leg stump and Dernbach slogs it down the ground, straight as a dye and gets four, good stroke actually
18.1
1
Christian to Bopara, 1 run, back of a length, heaved into the leg side, comes off high on the bat and rolls to deep-square leg for just a single

So if Bopara takes this over for 30, England may have a chance *snigger* Christian is on...

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 162/8 (52 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 26.00)

  • JW Dernbach0 (2b)
  • RS Bopara37 (17b)
  • NM Coulter-Nile4-0-30-4
  • JM Muirhead4-0-34-1
17.6
0
Coulter-Nile to Dernbach, no run, full on off stump, carved out to deep cover but they refuse the run to keep Bopara on strike
17.5
0
Coulter-Nile to Dernbach, no run, length ball outside off, Dernbach aims a huge swing at it and misses
17.4
W
Coulter-Nile to Broad, OUT, full toss on leg stump, Broad misses trying to poke it into the off side and it gets a tiny flick on leg stump which is enough to remove the bails. That literally touched the varnish

SCJ Broad b Coulter-Nile 13 (6m 5b 0x4 2x6) SR: 260.00

17.3
6
Coulter-Nile to Broad, SIX, another short ball, this time Broad steps inside it and pulls hard over square leg into the building site
17.2
0
Coulter-Nile to Broad, no run, decent bumper, Broad tries to stay inside it and uppercut but misses
17.1
1
Coulter-Nile to Bopara, 1 run, yorker just outside off, dug out down to long-on

Coulter-Nile is back...

END OF OVER:
17 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 155/7 (59 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.11, RRR: 19.66)

  • RS Bopara36 (16b)
  • SCJ Broad7 (2b)
  • JM Muirhead4-0-34-1
  • MC Henriques3-0-36-2

Not a bad debut for Muirhead...

16.6
1
Muirhead to Bopara, 1 run, low full toss on off stump, clipped down to long-on
16.5
1
Muirhead to Broad, 1 run, back and goes to pull, gets a toe end to long-on
16.4
6
Muirhead to Broad, SIX, swept first ball over square leg, lovely strike over the short boundary
16.3
W
Muirhead to Bresnan, OUT, steps to leg, swings hard, misses and Bresnan is clean bowled by a little bit of spin but mostly a wild swipe from not the best base

TT Bresnan b Muirhead 11 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14MJ LumbAD Hales
2nd30LJ WrightAD Hales
3rd1AD HalesJE Root
4th6EJG MorganJE Root
5th47JE RootJC Buttler
6th2RS BoparaJE Root
7th47TT BresnanRS Bopara
8th15RS BoparaSCJ Broad
9th14RS BoparaJW Dernbach
10th24RS BoparaDR Briggs