• BATSMEN
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    0.2 gone! Strauss is surprised by the bouncer, gets his bat and glove away from it, evades the bouncer but the ball brushes the shoulder on the way to the keeper, the umpire Asad Rauf takes his time and then raises his finger, turns out it's the wrong call, an early setback for England 0/1
    10.5 Denly has to go back! Lands on a good length outside off, came down the track to take it on the half-volley and loft it over mid-off, didn't get to the pitch nor did he connect it well, got far more elevation than distance and Brett Lee did a good job taking a few steps back, maintaining a still head and watching it into his palms 45/2
    14.5 run-out, Ponting, you beauty! Short on middle, dropped short of the Australian captain at midwicket, a suicidal run considering his accurate aim, Ponting picks up and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end to find Bopara miles out of his ground 60/4
    13.6 run out, Ponting stikes! Pushed off the front foot to extra cover, Bopara sets off but then decides against the run, does so quickly and Prior, who's backed up quite a bit turns to get back to the non-striker's end, Ponting collects, takes aim and scores to find Prior inches short of his ground 59/3
    27.2 another wicket! Full outside off, had made room, his eyes lit up and he tried to clear mid-off but that was mistimed and it landed straight into the hands of Watson there stationed exactly for such a shot, only a matter of time now 114/6
    23.2 five down! Lands on a length outside off, Morgan tries to clear extra cover there, wasn't a great deal of intent in that shot, ended up slicing it straight to Hussey at deep point who held on to a simple catch 100/5
    29.4 bowled'im! Not very often that you see it happen, straying on middle and leg, Mascarenhas shuffles across to work it through square, it clips the bottom of the thigh pad and then crashes into the stumps, seven down, Australia inch their way to a 6-0 lead 125/7
    not out
    31
    62
    38
    3
    0
    81.57
    12
    25
    15
    1
    0
    80.00
    34.5 got him! Slowed it down even more this time, and it held its line as it angled towards middle and leg, Swann tried to drive it through midwicket, missed as he was a little early into the shot and the stumps took a beating 159/8
    39.2 cleaned him up! Full and straight on middle, tries to drive it past midwicket, clips the pads and crashes into the stumps, nine down now, too quick for the batsman, that 182/9
    40.6 all over! Fast and furious from round the wicket on the off stump, Anderson has no answer to that one, can't bring his bat down in time and hears the death rattle! 185/10
    Extras
    14 (lb 3, nb 3, w 8)
    TOTAL
    185 all out (41 Overs, RR: 4.51)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (AJ Strauss, 0.2 ov), 2-45 (JL Denly, 10.5 ov), 3-59 (MJ Prior, 13.6 ov), 4-60 (RS Bopara, 14.5 ov), 5-100 (EJG Morgan, 23.2 ov), 6-114 (OA Shah, 27.2 ov), 7-125 (AD Mascarenhas, 29.4 ov), 8-159 (GP Swann, 34.5 ov), 9-182 (RJ Sidebottom, 39.2 ov), 10-185 (JM Anderson, 40.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee8.004826.00276002
    NW Bracken10.004224.20302020
    PM Siddle8.012212.75321000
    JR Hopes9.003233.55321100
    NM Hauritz6.003806.33203111

Match Notes