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    4.3 gone! there's the breakthrough for Australia, Strauss flashes hard outside off and sends a comfortable catch to Cameron White at slip, who bounces it in front of his face. The width was on offer for Strauss and the cut is a strong shot 22/1
    28.3 Hauritz gets the breakthrough...a nice piece of bowling as he flights the ball past the outside edge and Bopara drags his foot outside the crease. Bopara knows he's out as Paine whips off the bails and is almost off the ground by the time the third umpire confirms the decision 124/3
    20.1 that's gone! Prior goes for the reverse sweep and is well caught a short third man...that was a pretty needless shot in the circumstances, with these two having set a platform, and Prior hangs his head before walking off 83/2
    37.3 a nurdle off his pads for a single. Or two? Er, no, he's out - he's not just stepped on the stumps, he's trampled on them as though his leg stump was Joe Denly's left knee. Gone! What a calamitous way for him to depart 161/4
    39.5 excellent catch by Watson, really excellent! Collingwood goes on the pull to one outside the off stump, but he mistimes it. Watson had to make a big leap but he, on the other hand, timed it perfectly to pluck it out of the air! Great stuff 168/5
    46.4 it all happened there! Run out off a no-ball! Wright moved across his stumps to try and flick it through short fine leg, misses the ball and sets off for a bye. Paine hits with his throw and Wright is well out...Wright checks if he is out, the umpire confirms the news. You can be run out off a no-ball, but not stumped 224/7
    41.3 another one goes, banged in on off stump, Broad tries to upper-cut it over point but instead just lobs a catch to Clarke inside the circle and Australia are scenting the win here 178/6
    not out
    47.4 another goes and Australia close in, a slower ball from Watson and Swann gets a thick outside edge as he swings hard. A regulation catch for Paine who has had an excellent day with the gloves after his earlier run out for a duck 229/8
    not out
    16 (b 3, nb 3, w 10)
    256/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.12)
    Did not bat: JM Anderson
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (AJ Strauss, 4.3 ov), 2-83 (MJ Prior, 20.1 ov), 3-124 (RS Bopara, 28.3 ov), 4-161 (OA Shah, 37.3 ov), 5-168 (PD Collingwood, 39.5 ov), 6-178 (SCJ Broad, 41.3 ov), 7-224 (LJ Wright, 46.4 ov), 8-229 (GP Swann, 47.4 ov)
    B Lee9.006517.22279023
    NW Bracken10.004804.80325000
    MG Johnson7.002433.42282020
    JR Hopes5.011402.80191000
    NM Hauritz9.004424.88252040
    MJ Clarke4.001804.5091000
    SR Watson6.004016.66112120

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