• BATSMEN
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    6.1 and there is a wicket with Cook caught on the crease and plumb lbw. Boy did Australia need that. Excellent delivery, good length around off stump, it shaped back to beat the forward push of Cook and caught him around the knee roll bang in front of middle 40/1
    75
    154
    113
    6
    1
    66.37
    33.1 and he does strike! Bell goes to cut a ball that slid onto him and loses his off stump. It was too full for the stroke and a poor stroke first ball to a new bowler anyway, and Bell missed it and it ran onto off stump 171/3
    17
    39
    22
    2
    0
    77.27
    14.5 Trott advances on Watson, gets a faint inside edge, and the ball rattles the stumps! The ball was pretty similar to the one Bell hit out of the park but Trott played with an angled bat - where Bell's was straight - and Watson skidded it through the gap to disturb wicket. Trott's off and Aussies/aesthetes everywhere rejoice 81/2
    45.2 tossed up, tip and run to mid-off - and Brett Lee's direct hit sends Bopara back! That's a shame, he should have been there at the end, but a matchwinning [not yet, not yet] top knock from the Essex man 250/4
    not out
    43
    52
    40
    5
    0
    107.50
    not out
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0
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    Extras
    17 (lb 4, nb 4, w 9)
    TOTAL
    252/4 (45.4 Overs, RR: 5.51)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee10.005805.80254010
    MG Johnson7.004306.14224024
    CJ McKay10.014214.20354000
    XJ Doherty7.404105.34245010
    SR Watson6.003415.66203110
    DJ Hussey3.001705.6682000
    MJ Clarke2.001316.5062000
    Fall of wickets:1-40 (AN Cook, 6.1 ov), 2-81 (IJL Trott, 14.5 ov), 3-171 (IR Bell, 33.1 ov), 4-250 (RS Bopara, 45.2 ov)

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