Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CL White
55(36) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 3 2 9 11 6
RS Bopara
1(3) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 1 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O0.1
M0
R1
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PD Collingwood
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

No result

Commentary

6.04pm It's all over, red rover. That's it I'm afraid. It's still nil-all in this two-match Twenty20 thrash, before the seven-match ODI fest, so it's been an interesting but ultimately frustrating day in Manchester, a great shame for a decent crowd. We'll be back on Tuesday for the second match so, for now, it's goodnight.

6.02pm They're dragging off one of the covers but it's not a pretty sight underneath. Soggy, boggy, and rubbish. And it's raining, which brings a big cheer to the press box, all of whom are sweating over their laptops with deadlines now looming. This is doomed, I'm afraid.

5.55pm The absurdity never ceases. Right, here's what's happening, chaps. The cut-off time is 6.14pm. That's just around the corner, and we have to start again by that time. If we do, England will need 46 from 23.

5.45pm It's stopped raining. Covers are still on, though, but we're some way from starting I'm afraid. At least half-an-hour, I'd say, so who knows what head-scratching Duckworth-Lewis calculation it'll end up being. More news when we get it. Read the bulletin while you're waiting.

Over in Amstelveen Afghanistan need another 63 from about 12 overs, with four wickets remaining, to beat Netherlands. They're surprising and impressing everyone, Afghanistan. More here when I met them in South Africa, and their homepage too.

5.10pm Still raining, and it's steadier than ever. Covers are protecting the run-ups and either side of the pitch, so we're probably in for quite a delay here. Five overs constitutes a match. What a total pain in the derriere this is.

5.01pm And off they go. Good grief this is unbelievably annoying. Covers coming back on. Have a peek at some photos while you wait. Or some feeds. We're going to be revamping our approach to Twitter in the coming months, but here's our existing account if you want to subscribe.

Johnson signals to the crowd - he's obviously had a fair bit of stick this summer, and he's delighted to stick it up them, in the nicest possible sense.

1.1
W
Johnson to Bopara, OUT, horrible shot from Bopara and he's caught at first slip! Short, outside off and Bopara flashes, trying to uppercut it over the slips, but he's beaten for pace and Watson swallows it
1.1
1w
Johnson to Bopara, 1 wide, wide! The crowd are on his back straight away...

Here's Johnson

END OF OVER:
1 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 3/1

  • IJL Trott0 (4b)
  • RS Bopara1 (2b)
  • B Lee1-0-3-1
0.6
0
Lee to Trott, no run, ooh and that too was straight, rapping him high on the thigh. Superb first over from Lee! Fast, fast and fast again

Lee's beaming. Trott is, too. Denly is not.

0.5
0
Lee to Trott, no run, cuts back sharply at 91.7mph and gets a thick outside edge once more
0.5
1w
Lee to Trott, 1 wide, down the leg side - a wide from Lee. It's all go, here. Lee makes things happen
0.4
0
Lee to Trott, no run, oh brilliant from Lee - a superb slower ball which beats Trott, who steps to leg but gets a thick outside edge short of the slips

Free hit for Trott

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CL White
55(36) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 3 2 9 11 6
RS Bopara
1(3) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 1 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O0.1
M0
R1
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PD Collingwood
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF