Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    23.5 he's spooned it to short cover! Coulter-Nile is elated as he sends the England captain packing. It was a good length ball, but Cook was early into his drive through the covers. He tried removing the bottom hand off the bat, but that didn't help as the ball strikes the blade a little too high and Bailey dives forward to complete a good grab 90/3
    5.6 from beauty to the beast! The danger of driving on this pitch, it wasn't a half volley and Bell tried to go on the up and only succeeded in spooning a catch to mid-off. Careless really from Bell, having already been given warning signs with a couple of leading edges. 23/1
    8.3 picks out midwicket! Australia getting an early foothold. A short ball, holds in the surface and Stokes is early into his pull then can't keep the ball down. Like Bell, a poor stroke on this surface. 29/2
    37.5 oh boy, now Root is gone! Does this match have a twist in the ending? Root has walked across his stumps and tried to paddle down to fine leg but he didn't get much on it and Doherty at short fine leg in the circle had no trouble taking that 157/5
    35.4 there's the wicket Australia needed! And it's Morgan, he's driven this uppishly - but not uppishly enough - to mid-off. He looked like he was trying to clear the field but it's just sailed into the hands of Watson for an easy catch 154/4
    48.4 beaten outside off! Bopara has again just tried to tickle it away and doesn't get bat on ball. In fact there's a stumping appeal. Has Bopara lifted his foot? Oh this is close. Wade hasn't whipped the bails off, the ball has just ricocheted off him down onto the top of the bails. The third umpire is called on and this is very close. A few different replays are needed here but Bopara did lift his back foot and it was in the air when the bail was dislodged! That's out! 209/9
    42.3 Buttler is gone now! England are digging themselves into a hole here! A shortish ball from Coulter-Nile gets Buttler's eyes lighting up and he goes for the pull, it comes out of the middle of the bat but not with enough elevation and McKay at deep midwicket takes the catch 174/6
    45.5 this time it's gone though! A run-out keeps Australia in the contest as Bresnan gets an inside edge onto his pad and out towards cover, they take off for a run but Bresnan is slow, Maxwell's throw is a direct hit at the non-striker's end and this time Bresnan is well short! 194/7
    46.6 but McKay strikes back! This match just keeps swinging from one way to another! Broad has backed off just a quarter of a step and sort of reached at a straight one, and McKay gets it through to clip the top of middle stump 204/8
    not out
    49.4 edged behind and Australia have won! Oh, what a fightback from Australia, it finishes with Tredwell backing off a touch and swinging hard outside off and a thick edge has been taken by Matthew Wade. 212/10
    11 (b 1, lb 4, w 6)
    212 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 4.26)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (IR Bell, 5.6 ov), 2-29 (BA Stokes, 8.3 ov), 3-90 (AN Cook, 23.5 ov), 4-154 (EJG Morgan, 35.4 ov), 5-157 (JE Root, 37.5 ov), 6-174 (JC Buttler, 42.3 ov), 7-194 (TT Bresnan, 45.5 ov), 8-204 (SCJ Broad, 46.6 ov), 9-209 (RS Bopara, 48.4 ov), 10-212 (JC Tredwell, 49.4 ov)
    CJ McKay10.013633.60403040
    NM Coulter-Nile10.013433.40412100
    JP Faulkner10.003723.70373010
    XJ Doherty10.014004.00323000
    SR Watson6.403515.25203110
    GJ Maxwell3.002508.3361100

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia won the 5-match series 4-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


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 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes