• BATSMEN
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    11.2 Maxwell strikes! Around the wicket to Cook, who drives at a half-volley but does nothing more than send it back in the direction of the bowler, who takes a sharp catch low to his right. Cook will be kicking himself! 57/1
    29.6 in the blockhole as Bell plays this with soft hands before setting off for one. He is turned back immediately by Morgan when he sees Clarke advancing on it, who picks it up and fires in a throw which has Bell diving for safety, but the bat bounces off the pitch as he looks to ground it. The throw beats Bell's dive handsomely, and just like that Bell is gone for a well-fought 68 139/4
    12.5 Johnson gets Root! It seemed inevitable, and it's an lbw that gets him. Johnson gets this one to swing back in a fraction, at pace, and the only thing as slow as Root's attempt to get the bat down in time is Dharmasena's delayed decision to give that out. As he did in the first ODI, Root wants a review and as was the case then, he is still out. It was an umpire's call, replays suggesting it would have hit the leg bail. Really ungainly shot by Root, who just couldn't handle the pace 60/2
    17.2 and Maxwell beats an increasingly fidgety Ballance as he lofts one just around off stump, with the flight drawing Ballance down the track before the left-hander, trying to work this leg side, misses the ball completely, and turns around just in time to see Haddin collect the ball and whip the bails off. Maxwell strikes again and suddenly England seemed to have lost their way at 78 for 3 78/3
    49.1 Morgan gets a low full toss and miscues it, finds the man at deep mid-off and that's the end of a wonderful innings of 106, Morgan has really given England's bowlers a strong target to defend 297/8
    37.1 Bopara's gone! He's tried to flick Faulkner through the leg side but has managed only to chip it up to George Bailey at short midwicket, straightforward catch and England are in a spot of bother now 178/5
    48.3 Buttler skies this one and Clarke runs in from mid-on, appears at first to misjudge it and has to dive forward a bit but does indeed complete the catch, so Coulter-Nile gets the wicket he missed earlier, and England lose their sixth wicket, but Buttler has done a fine job 295/6
    48.5 Stokes is gone first ball! He's tried to launch this over the leg side and finds the man at deep midwicket, another one for Coulter-Nile 296/7
    not out
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    0
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    100.00
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    4
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    50.00
    Extras
    17 (w 12, nb 1, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    300/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.0)
    Did not bat: WB Rankin
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    CJ McKay9.006106.77210
    MG Johnson10.005915.90312
    NM Coulter-Nile9.005526.11600
    JP Faulkner10.007327.30421
    GJ Maxwell8.003123.87600
    MJ Clarke4.001704.25400
    Fall of wickets:1-57 (AN Cook, 11.2 ov), 2-60 (JE Root, 12.5 ov), 3-78 (GS Ballance, 17.2 ov), 4-139 (IR Bell, 29.6 ov), 5-178 (RS Bopara, 37.1 ov), 6-295 (JC Buttler, 48.3 ov), 7-296 (BA Stokes, 48.5 ov), 8-297 (EJG Morgan, 49.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    5.5 Jordan takes a spectacular return catch to remove the dangerous Warner as the left-hander hammers back a length ball to the right of Jordan, who instinctively stretches out his hand to grab hold of the chance. Amazing that it even managed to stick, especially with how hard Warner had struck that back. Removes a dangerous thorn in the backside for the English 32/2
    1.3 Finch decides to go for the lofted shot through extra-cover, but hits it quite feebly to the man at mid-off, who takes a nonchalant one-handed catch with his right 6/1
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    69
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    79.71
    21.4 Root strikes again! And it's a huge wicket, it's the established Shaun Marsh who goes back to try a cut but the ball is too straight and skids through to clip the off stump. What a strike for Root - he's got two! 114/4
    13.5 and the secret weapon has struck as he gets the Australian captain to slice to the man just in front of point, as Ballance takes a good low catch 70/3
    22.6 Rankin strikes and that's pretty much dead plumb lbw. Angled in and Bailey doesn't move the feet, misses the ball and is struck directly in front. Dharmasena gives it out and that's one of the easier calls he'll have to make in his career 120/5
    34.5 but that's the end of Maxwell! He's pulled straight to midwicket and Bopara takes the catch. Two key wickets in the over, and are Australia's chances over as well? 206/7
    34.1 no, it won't be Haddin who rescues Australia! Bresnan has got him, extra bounce did the trick as Haddin tried to slam this down the ground and top-edged it up towards mid-off and Cook was steady under the ball to take the catch 200/6
    40.6 gets one to swing in from just outside off as Nathan goes for the big heave down the ground, but misses the ball as this careens low into his right pad, which is definitely in line of the stumps. Doesn't look to have got an inside-edge as this one continued onto the pads, so fairplay to the Australians for not wasting the review 235/8
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    43.6 and Bopara picks up a wicket as he has Johnson going after this length ball outside off, with a gentle push which catches a faint outside edge to the keeper behind. Leaves England just one wicket away from squaring the series after two 244/9
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    9
    0
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    22.22
    Extras
    19 (w 10, lb 9)
    TOTAL
    301/9 (49.3 Overs, RR: 6.08)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    WB Rankin7.003615.14700
    CJ Jordan9.005325.88420
    TT Bresnan9.306426.73230
    BA Stokes10.007417.40403
    JE Root9.004625.11620
    RS Bopara5.001913.80300
    Fall of wickets:1-6 (AJ Finch, 1.3 ov), 2-32 (DA Warner, 5.5 ov), 3-70 (MJ Clarke, 13.5 ov), 4-114 (SE Marsh, 21.4 ov), 5-120 (GJ Bailey, 22.6 ov), 6-200 (BJ Haddin, 34.1 ov), 7-206 (GJ Maxwell, 34.5 ov), 8-235 (NM Coulter-Nile, 40.6 ov), 9-244 (MG Johnson, 43.6 ov)