• BATSMEN
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    39.3 bottom hand comes off the bat, a sliced drive soars down to third man... and, me oh my, Ballance pouches it! A wicket for Stokes, a catch for Ballance and a standing salute for Finch. If the same fielder had taken a much easier chance 113 runs ago, this might have been a different game. Never mind that, though, twas a cracking innings 237/3
    27.5 down the track and hammers it miles high in the air, Warner hasn't quite got this and Stokes takes the catch a right old steepler n'all, half a yard inside the long-on boundary 163/1
    28.4 full and it nips back past the drive and knocks out off stump. Reward for Jordan who has been impressive despite England's predicament. A beauty this is, full enough to draw Watson into the drive and a bit of in-duck off the seam to beat the bat and take out the off peg, a nice moment for the bowler 165/2
    41.6 got him, another one late in the piece! Clarke went aggressively at the ball, wasn't quite there to drive and it hit high up the bat, looping to mid-off. Cook takes the catch, again thinking to himself 'What if?' 247/4
    not out
    17
    28
    18
    1
    0
    94.44
    not out
    8
    16
    12
    0
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    16 (lb 6, w 10)
    TOTAL
    270/4 (45.4 Overs, RR: 5.91)
    Fall of wickets: 1-163 (DA Warner, 27.5 ov), 2-165 (SR Watson, 28.4 ov), 3-237 (AJ Finch, 39.3 ov), 4-247 (MJ Clarke, 41.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    WB Rankin8.005306.62288020
    CJ Jordan10.005015.00404150
    TT Bresnan9.405615.79234000
    BA Stokes10.006416.40267010
    RS Bopara6.003005.00141000
    JE Root2.001115.5040020

Match Notes