Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    22.1 on the attack and he's picked out cover! Watson's golden arm has hit the jackpot, Pietersen departing for a sprightly 60 but England probably needed double that... It was a length ball in the channel, KP drove on the up, didn't come out of the middle - swished slightly across the line, actually - and flew to Faulkner's right, he tumbled and pouched it safely, as Watson roared out his approval 97/4
    3.5 back of a length a foot and a half wide of off stump, cut hard but cut straight to backward point for the simplest of chances. Right shot but poor execution, struck it well enough but slapped it at shouldered height straight to Clarke who didn't have to move to take the catch 8/1
    3.6 got him! Super delivery, back of a length, it bounced a little on Trott right on line and he nicked it through to Wade a cracking delivery from Johnson. An absolute beauty angled across Trott, it bounced on him, he couldn't get the bat out of the way and got a thick edge for a simple chance to Wade's right 9/2
    10.2 good length ball and straight through Root onto middle stump. It shaped back a little and Root was playing with half a bat trying to run it down to third man, poor stroke to a ball which deserved more respect. He came forward and thought it was going to slide across him but a little bit of seam movement has done for him 38/3
    33.4 full outside off, tried to be swung over the leg side but it comes off a swirling outside edge that presents a chance to cover running back and Clarke clings on reaching over his shoulder. A total miscue from Morgan and England's task just got a little stiffer. He was aiming one of those whippy flicks over long-on but was through with the stroke a little soon and didn't escape the mistake 154/6
    23.4 pushed back by Bopara, taken in his follow through by Voges and he's convinced this is caught and bowled... If so, it's a very soft dismissal. The umpires decide to check it, Bopara was just tapping down the ground, stopped in the shot and it came off the toe, Voges eased Morgan aside to take the catch and that will be out. England are five down! 103/5
    43.2 goes again but this is straight up, Johnson goes back from mid-on a few yards and takes a comfortable catch. He's thumped a few nicely today Buttler but that was a total miscue that went a long way up off a top edge, trying again to swing away a ball floated up on the stumps. Good solid catch from Johnson 216/9
    35.6 yet again slow, 65mph, pulled from outside off, nowhere near enough bat on it, comes off a top edge and flies straight down the throat of deep backward square leg. McKay has bowled several excellent slow deliveries and this has bagged him another wicket. A total miscue from Stokes, miles away from the meat of the bat, it went a long way up but was a straightforward chance to Bailey 167/7
    36.3 and another, this straight and flicked into midwicket, they sprint back for two but oh dear Tredwell is pretty slow and has been run out that was very laboured, perhaps he wasn't expecting the second run but what seemed an easy two with deep midwicket having to run around the ball to get a return in to the bowler's end has produced a run out by a comfortable distance, very poor running indeed 169/8
    44.2 full on the stumps, Finn tries to clear the leg side again but picks out deep midwicket and that'll do nicely for Australia. Finn didn't nail this like his strikes in the previous over and couldn't clear the deep fielder, Adam Voges, who completed a comfortable catch and handed a third wicket to Clint McKay 227/10
    not out
    7 (lb 1, w 6)
    227 all out (44.2 Overs, RR: 5.12)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (MA Carberry, 3.5 ov), 2-9 (IJL Trott, 3.6 ov), 3-38 (JE Root, 10.2 ov), 4-97 (KP Pietersen, 22.1 ov), 5-103 (RS Bopara, 23.4 ov), 6-154 (EJG Morgan, 33.4 ov), 7-167 (BA Stokes, 35.6 ov), 8-169 (JC Tredwell, 36.3 ov), 9-216 (JC Buttler, 43.2 ov), 10-227 (ST Finn, 44.2 ov)
    CJ McKay9.214735.03342300
    MG Johnson10.023623.60404030
    JP Faulkner8.013914.87263100
    AC Voges6.003215.33172030
    Fawad Ahmed7.005517.85144200
    SR Watson4.011714.25142000

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