• BATSMEN
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    8.5 Broad strikes! Watson departs and after all the hard work he's put in, this is a bit of a soft dismissal. Short ball on about off stump, Watson cracked a pull shot straight to mid on. 27/1
    29.3 oh dear, this is ugly. Pain gets in a horrible tangle, aiming an expansive reverse-sweep to a flighted ball outside off, it pitched and turned back, spinning into a flurry of gloves and bat and cannoning on to the stumps 106/4
    16.6 short again, and that's the big breakthrough that England needed! An attempted pull, but Ponting muffs his signature stroke, and lobs a simple chance almost off the back of his bat, straight through to Kieswetter! 55/2
    27.2 Swann does it again! The first-over demon strikes! White was looking to give himself room, Swann threw it wider and slower and White ended up dragging it without any timing down to Yardy, in from the long off boundary 104/3
    44.5 gone this time, Swann does the trick. Marsh tried to smash this inside-out over deep cover, Swann threw it wider and Marsh couldn't get the distance, Morgan ran around from long off to take the catch. Brings the end to an excellent innings 213/5
    49.3 gone this time! Broad gets another, Hussey slicing a drive down to long off, but it has been a superb innings, completely flipped this game on its head 265/7
    49.1 some joy here for England, Smith forehand-slaps a short ball but straight down to Anderson at long off 263/6
    not out
    12
    3
    1
    1
    400.00
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    9 (lb 3, w 6)
    TOTAL
    277/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.54)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson10.007507.50279210
    TT Bresnan10.014804.80353130
    SCJ Broad10.006446.40356320
    LJ Wright6.003205.33152000
    MH Yardy5.001903.80172000
    GP Swann8.003234.00221000
    PD Collingwood1.00404.0020000
    Fall of wickets:1-27 (SR Watson, 8.5 ov), 2-55 (RT Ponting, 16.6 ov), 3-104 (CL White, 27.2 ov), 4-106 (TD Paine, 29.3 ov), 5-213 (SE Marsh, 44.5 ov), 6-263 (SPD Smith, 49.1 ov), 7-265 (MEK Hussey, 49.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    4.3 clatter! That's the dismissal every fast bowler wants to see! Tait fires one in on a length, gets some nice shape in to the left-hander to beat his defensive poke and smash into the top of the off stump. That's a real statement: the stump cartwheels out of the ground. First strike for Australia 14/1
    7.5 leading edge flies to Hussey at extra cover, and Kieswetter departs! Harris had been shaping the ball away from him nicely, and as Kieswetter shaped to clip through midwicket the movement got him into trouble. The ball flew quickly to Hussey's right, but he timed his leap perfectly to snatch it out of mid air. Australia are right on top now! 44/3
    4.5 nope. I don't know what the thinking was sending Yardy in to face Tait, but it really hasn't worked. Tait fires one in fuller and Yardy simply leaves it - I don't think he quite picked the ball up - and the ball smashes into the stumps. There was a slight deflection off the pad, but that was full and straight. Tait strikes again! 19/2
    40.6 over and out! Tait strikes! Stumps clattered! Collingwood advanced down the track, bit of inswing beats the batsman and uproots the leg stump. Defiant knock from Collingwood, but all over now. 194/8
    15.5 gone! What a catch! Morgan nailed a pull shot, smashing it flat towards a straightish midwicket, the Marsh in the deep ran round and dived, juggling the ball as he landed to clasp on to the catch 72/4
    16.5 gone! Maybe that thigh won't get much of a testing then. It was short and slightly wide, Pietersen went back to cut but ends up with a bottom edge on to his foot which goes on to the stumps leaving England in a bit of a mess 73/5
    30.2 Wright slogs sweeps and makes a good connection ... but Shaun Marsh charges round at deep midwicket to take his second superb running catch in the deep. He held this one much more cleanly, and as Smith picks up his second wicket you've got to be thinking this might be it for England. 129/6
    40.4 Ponting strikes! Brilliant from the Australian captain! Bresnan pushed towards him and set off for one, Ponting collected, spun and threw at the non-striker's end, direct hit has Bresnan miles short. Big strike that, should settle the game 194/7
    46.3 that'll be all! Tait finishes it off, which is apt, with a slower ball, which isn't! Swann backed away and tried to carve it over mid off but he couldn't time it and ended up gifting a catch to mid off. 235/10
    45.1 Duggie has done it! Terrific caught and bowled! Broad mistimed a check-drive back down the wicket, Bollinger stuck out a hand and found the ball in it! That should finally settle this game 229/9
    not out
    5
    4
    1
    0
    125.00
    Extras
    18 (b 4, lb 6, w 8)
    TOTAL
    235 all out (46.3 Overs, RR: 5.05)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SW Tait8.304845.64344230
    DE Bollinger8.002613.25333020
    RJ Harris8.013814.75316000
    JR Hopes10.014214.20333010
    SPD Smith10.004924.90323010
    MEK Hussey2.0022011.0003010
    Fall of wickets:1-14 (AJ Strauss, 4.3 ov), 2-19 (MH Yardy, 4.5 ov), 3-44 (C Kieswetter, 7.5 ov), 4-72 (EJG Morgan, 15.5 ov), 5-73 (KP Pietersen, 16.5 ov), 6-129 (LJ Wright, 30.2 ov), 7-194 (TT Bresnan, 40.4 ov), 8-194 (PD Collingwood, 40.6 ov), 9-229 (SCJ Broad, 45.1 ov), 10-235 (GP Swann, 46.3 ov)

Match Notes