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    3.1 dug in short again, tried tries to pull and Hughes has got a huge top edge - it loops to midwicket and Jordan leaps in the air to celebrate his first England wicket! Think Hughes was beaten for pace, the bottom hand came off the handle and he knew where this was going as soon as he connnected - poor Pippy, it's been a long few months 13/1
    9.4 fullish, bit of width and Finch is tempted, doesn't get over a square drive and picks out Morgan first ball after the resumption! Not sure what Finch was thinking there, he surely could have done with a sighter, didn't need to go after that delivery but he's thrown away a promising start and the England players are singing in the post-rain 48/2
    44.4 steps away, swings the arms ... and nicks off! There'll be a few sighs of relief on the England balcony, as Watson was just threatening to take the game away again. He was looking to hit down the ground here but it wasn't quite full enough, Watson played down slightly the wrong line, small deflection and comfortably held 282/7
    9.5 and he's gloved his first ball behind, a golden duck for Wade! This is quackers, we've had a brief interruption and Australia have come out and lost two in two! Stokes beat Wade for pace with the bouncer, it was a touch leg side, again could have been ignored but the new batsman chased it, clear flick of glove and Stokes has another 48/3
    31.6 another chance to mid-off, Pietersen's there this time and takes the catch as Clarke splices a pull stroke. Tried to open up the off side again did Clarke but didn't become a great position from which to play a pull stroke, perhaps got hurried by Jordan and got nowhere near enough on the stroke and it looped to Pietersen who showed Rankin how to do it 211/4
    35.2 Bailey sweeps and misses, Buttler nudges off the bails and trots away to celebrate with Root - he seems pretty certain but the umpires send it upstairs to check. And the evidence is pretty clear, Bailey's foot stayed grounded just beyond his crease, he made no effort to get it back, so must have lost his bearings... This is going to be out, Root has done the trick, in slightly bizarre circumstances 221/5
    40.3 edged and gone, caught at the wicket with Buttler plunging to his right! Bit of a nothing stroke from Voges, half forward and attempting a little push, the ball kissed the edge and just about carried through 244/6
    48.4 slightly back of a length and darting across Faulkner, Buttler throws himself down the leg side to take a sharp catch - was there a bit of glove on that? Umpire Dar thinks so but Faulkner immediately reviews. He thinks it flicked his sweater - and it did, but not before tickling the inside edge of the bat, Hot Spot clearly shows the mark and the decision is upheld. England have another 294/9
    44.6 tries to turn to leg again, leading edge and gone, caught and bowled! Stokes has five-for! Johnson departs with alacrity, having made just a couple, and England have now claimed 5 for 73 in 13 overs (which would look a whole lot better without that Watson assault on Root) 284/8
    49.1 McKay steps to leg, Rankin follows him and the slog across the line goes up in the air, to be safely pouched by the man coming in from deep square leg! Boyd Rankin, the pick of the attack, has a wicket at last and Australia have been bowled out for less than 300 298/10
    not out
    4
    2
    1
    0
    200.00
    Extras
    19 (w 9, lb 10)
    TOTAL
    298 all out (49.1 Overs, RR: 6.06)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    WB Rankin9.112612.83600
    CJ Jordan10.005135.10610
    BA Stokes10.006156.10620
    RS Bopara10.005405.40700
    JC Tredwell4.003809.50421
    JE Root6.005819.66312
    Fall of wickets:1-13 (PJ Hughes, 3.1 ov), 2-48 (AJ Finch, 9.4 ov), 3-48 (MS Wade, 9.5 ov), 4-211 (MJ Clarke, 31.6 ov), 5-221 (GJ Bailey, 35.2 ov), 6-244 (AC Voges, 40.3 ov), 7-282 (SR Watson, 44.4 ov), 8-284 (MG Johnson, 44.6 ov), 9-294 (JP Faulkner, 48.4 ov), 10-298 (CJ McKay, 49.1 ov)
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    12.5 full and straight, wraps Carberry on the pads, huge cry for lbw, not out given but Clarke goes for the review. I reckon this is a good effort, Carberry got a long way down the pitch but it did look straight as he missed playing across it. No mark on Hot Spot and Hawk Eye has it crashing into middle stump, good review and Carberry is gone. He tried to shuffle across and create some angle for himself but missed. That he was down the track and possibly outside the line created enough doubt for Rob Bailey but the review proved it was a good shout 50/2
    0.4 forward just outside off, comes off the pad, cry for lbw, was outside the line, it runs past Matthew Wade and Carberry sprints through for a leg bye, Pietersen is very slow taking off and is well short of his ground as the throw comes into the bowler's end. Another calamitous run out involving these two and Pietersen is gone for a duck! Just what Australia wanted 1/1
    15.5 full and wide of off stump, Root pokes at it without moving his feet and gets a thick inside edge onto his middle stump and that ends a very average innings from Root, he's looked rather out of touch today and played a poor stroke there. On a better day that would have been driven handsomely through the covers but a tentative prod has seen a thick inside edge smash into middle stump 64/3
    25.1 slides the ball across the advancing Morgan and Wade completes a simple stumping! Big wicket for Voges, that could well be the game. The bowler maybe saw him coming, Voges tossed it a little wider, beat the outside edge and the rest is a Michael Jackson LP 103/5
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    39.1 steps to leg and slaps straight to extra cover and now England are dead. Bopara nailed it, creamed it right out of the meat of the bat but couldn't evade extra-cover who's taken a very sharp chance at head height with two hands, a cold night is not the time for those chances but that was very well held. Bopara can't believe it because he couldn't have timed that any better but he's got to go and two wickets at the start of spells have killed any hope England still had 197/7
    38.1 full and straight through him stumps parted and a killer blow for England, think Buttler just played around one, done by the angle perhaps. It was around the wicket from Faulkner, angled in to the stumps and Buttler tried to swing it down the ground and missed, is that England's last chance walking off? 195/6
    46.5 tries the ramp, it was another excellent yorker, it was a little too far outside off, tried to steer it over the off side in the end but just ended up chipping a catch to Clarke who pouched the simplest of chances gleefully 240/9
    45.6 swung over the leg side, big stroke but not big enough and George Bailey, who has enjoyed an outstanding day in the field, has taken the catch a yard inside the boundary. It sounded, and looked, a pretty good slug from Jordan but they're pretty decent boundaries at the Ageas and that needed a bit more tap 236/8
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    47.6 not that it matter because Rankin has swung and missed at the next delivery, lost his off stump and that's the game. Ahmed take the final wicket with a floaty legspinner that Rankin swung across and missed completely 249/10
    Extras
    14 (b 3, w 6, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    249 all out (48 Overs, RR: 5.18)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    CJ McKay9.015406.00120
    MG Johnson10.012122.10700
    JP Faulkner9.003834.22400
    Fawad Ahmed7.005117.28320
    AC Voges4.002516.25210
    SR Watson9.005215.77500
    Fall of wickets:1-1 (KP Pietersen, 0.4 ov), 2-50 (MA Carberry, 12.5 ov), 3-64 (JE Root, 15.5 ov), 4-68 (LJ Wright, 16.5 ov), 5-103 (EJG Morgan, 25.1 ov), 6-195 (JC Buttler, 38.1 ov), 7-197 (RS Bopara, 39.1 ov), 8-236 (CJ Jordan, 45.6 ov), 9-240 (BA Stokes, 46.5 ov), 10-249 (WB Rankin, 47.6 ov)