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    12.1 Yardy strikes! Great catch from Andrew Strauss. Another fifty-and-out for Watson, he was aiming to whip through the leg side but hit the ball in the air. Strauss, at short midwicket, leapt to his right to pluck the ball out of the air. A timely wicket for England 87/2
    7.6 Trott is back on the field and back into action with a tremendous, diving catch at short fine leg! Leg stump half-volley from Anderson, begging to be put away and Haddin gets nicely into position to flick to fine leg. The ball goes in the air, however, and Trott goes airborne to pull off a great catch. He's still got some juice in the legs then! That'll lift England 71/1
    23.5 oh dear, Ferguson and Johnson had done so well but they've really messed this up. Johnson tried to slog sweep, it lobbed off his pad out to the leg side and Ferguson toook off for a single that Mitch wasn't ready for, Ferguson turns back but has no hope of beating the throw from Prior to Yardy 166/3
    29.5 this time Johnson is gone! Pietersen makes the breakthrough, giving it some air and pushing it well wide of off, Johnson was down the pitch again, but couldn't connect, and Prior whips the bails off 194/4
    48.5 slower-ball bouncer, Clarke aims a well-controlled paddle-pull into the deep. They push hard for the second ... but he's short of his ground! Clarke is run out and Australia are eight wickets down 327/8
    35.1 he picks up a wicket first ball, the dangerous White departs! It was short and rising to about neck height, White swivelled into pull but couldn't control the shot and the ball lands in Eoin Morgan's hands out at deep square leg. He barely had to move there. Finn, who tumbled over in his follow-through as he does so often, stood up just in time to see the catch taken 224/5
    46.6 got him! Finn strikes, after beating the outside edge a couple of times he sends down another slower cutter on a length and this time the ball kisses the edge of Hussey's flailing bat. Straight through to Prior, the celebrations are very muted indeed but that's given England a chance 314/6
    47.4 the disaster that was waiting to happen! Clipped straight to a sliding midwicket fielder, Australian batsmen running all over the place and Haddin is well short of his ground as the throw comes in to Anderson. He and Smith trudge off, heads bowed 317/7
    not out
    not out
    11 (w 11)
    334/8 (49.2 Overs, RR: 6.77)
    Did not bat: SW Tait
    Fall of wickets: 1-71 (BJ Haddin, 7.6 ov), 2-87 (SR Watson, 12.1 ov), 3-166 (CJ Ferguson, 23.5 ov), 4-194 (MG Johnson, 29.5 ov), 5-224 (CL White, 35.1 ov), 6-314 (DJ Hussey, 46.6 ov), 7-317 (SPD Smith, 47.4 ov), 8-327 (MJ Clarke, 48.5 ov)
    CR Woakes9.207307.82177030
    JM Anderson10.009119.10198210
    ST Finn10.005125.10294020
    MH Yardy10.004714.70210000
    KP Pietersen6.004317.16141210
    IJL Trott4.002907.2561100

Match Details


England , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia led the 7-match series 5-1

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Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

2 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

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