• BATSMEN
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    8.5 Watto falls! Oh, he is utterly disconsolate as he walks off. Broad fired down a bumper, Watson was quickly into the pull - but perhaps too quick on the shot. The ball struck the leading edge - or possibly even the back of the bat - and looped ever so gently back towards Broad, who tumbled over in taking a good caught-and-bowled 52/1
    13.2 gone this time! The mistake doesn't cost England as Luke Wright strikes. It was a touch slower, outside off, Paine aimed a cut shot but it found the inside edge, went on to his boot and on to the stumps 66/2
    17.2 How about that!? Ponting has gone! Really gifted his wicket away there, it was short and angling down the leg side, Ponting tried to help a routine pull shot on it's way, but got under the ball, sending it in the air towards fine leg, where Broad ran around to his right and slid to take an excellent catch with both hands. Massive breakthrough for England 86/3
    not out
    87
    97
    7
    0
    89.69
    21.2 gone! Anderson changes ends and picks up a wicket, as White tries to force the ball through the covers off the back foot but gets an inside edge which cannons into his stumps! England continue to chip away at the Australian batting line-up, and a great deal now rests on Clarke and Hussey 98/4
    34.1 the ball change, the drinks, and Michael Yardy have done the trick! Hussey has gone! Really nothing dismissal that, outside off, skidded on a touch with the newer ball perhaps, got a faint outside edge, and Hussey walked 168/5
    44.4 gone! Slower-ball bouncer from Anderson, rolling his fingers over the off-cutter. Hopes backed away and tried to uppercut to third man, but the ball was so slow that he couldn't get any elevation or distance on it, and Bresnan takes an easy catch at short third man. A wicket at just the right time for the hosts! 225/6
    49.5 gone this time! Full toss on leg stump, and it's softly tapped straight to Strauss at mid off. He didn't even have to move! Still, Hauritz has done a good job 266/7
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    7 (lb 2, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    267/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.34)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson9.014324.77274000
    TT Bresnan8.014906.12256010
    SCJ Broad8.005426.75197020
    LJ Wright7.013424.85265001
    MH Yardy10.024114.10281010
    GP Swann8.004405.50193000
    Fall of wickets:1-52 (SR Watson, 8.5 ov), 2-66 (TD Paine, 13.2 ov), 3-86 (RT Ponting, 17.2 ov), 4-98 (CL White, 21.2 ov), 5-168 (MEK Hussey, 34.1 ov), 6-225 (JR Hopes, 44.4 ov), 7-266 (NM Hauritz, 49.5 ov)
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    3.1 gone! Harris strikes! Strauss's adventure ends. Full and inviting a drive, Strauss swishes hard, but the angle takes it across him and he can only manage a faint edge through to Paine. Big wicket that. 16/1
    16.1 gone! First international wicket for Australia's youngest ever ODI debutant! The ball pitched on a length on off stump, perhaps coming in a touch off the seam, and beat a loose defensive stroke from Kieswetter who played footed to the crease. It may have kept just a touch low, but nipped between bat and pad rather than under. Australia are right back in this! 81/3
    13.5 gone! A wicket appears from nowhere, Watto had just dished up a fairly gentle ball quite wide of off, KP drove on the up and sliced it to Ponting at backward point, who tumbled forward and held on to a good catch. Just the wicket that Australia needed, England were rumbling along quite nicely until now. 75/2
    19.6 gone! Another wicket falls, and Watto is mobbed by his ebullient team-mates! Collingwood had charged down the track and tried to lift the ball over mid-off, but couldn't quite get to it and the ball lobbed off the toe of the bat straight to Hopes at mid off. It was another cross-seam delivery from Watson - perhaps it just held up a touch 97/4
    not out
    103
    85
    16
    0
    121.17
    34.5 gone! Will there be a twist here? Wright shuffled right across his stumps in trying to work the ball to leg and Harris speared one in full, fast and straight. The Australians went up as one as soon as the ball struck the pad, and the umpire agrees 192/5
    45.4 good delivery brings an end to an excellent innings from Bresnan, full, swinging in, quick and crashed into the stumps, but Bresnan has really done his job there 263/6
    not out
    1
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    13 (lb 8, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    268/6 (46 Overs, RR: 5.82)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DE Bollinger9.004805.33337011
    RJ Harris9.024234.66315010
    JR Hazlewood7.004115.85255110
    SR Watson8.015526.87237100
    JR Hopes5.003006.00134000
    NM Hauritz8.004405.50225010
    Fall of wickets:1-16 (AJ Strauss, 3.1 ov), 2-75 (KP Pietersen, 13.5 ov), 3-81 (C Kieswetter, 16.1 ov), 4-97 (PD Collingwood, 19.6 ov), 5-192 (LJ Wright, 34.5 ov), 6-263 (TT Bresnan, 45.4 ov)

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