Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 144/9 (78 runs required, RR: 7.20)

  • JM Anderson1 (1b)
  • PA Nixon31 (22b)
  • SM Harwood4-0-44-1
  • CL White2-0-11-1

So the Twenty20 has gone the way of Australia's Ashes campaign - total and utter dominance from the home side, abject humiliation for the visitors. The victory makes it played five, won three for Australia in this form of the game. And now they've put down a marker for the one-day series with England and New Zealand. The positives for England are that Vaughan's comeback was a pretty decent one for him and the sprightly youngster Nixon, 36, looks a real find. The teams line up now to shake hands, Flintoff trying to suppress a smile at the sheer hopelessness of it all. But the real smiles are on the faces of the Australian players - they may have dismissed this as a bit of fun, but tonight they had a lot of fun. Thanks for joining us today - do join us again for the one-day series which gets underway on Friday, when these two teams meet again, this time at the MCG.

Harwood to Anderson, 1 run, eased away down to third man and that's the end - Australia bossing that match
Harwood to Nixon, 1 run, pitched up there, dug out, and driven to mid-off
Harwood to Nixon, FOUR, a one-bounce four, lovely shot for what it's worth - aerial straight drive

"Incidentally," begins Andrew, "you'll be delighted to know that the toenail I stubbed in Brisbane is about to come off." How can he think of toenails at such a tense time?

Harwood to Panesar, OUT, Bouncer, Panesar misses out and tries to get the bye after Nixon's call for the strike, but he's run out easily at the non-striker's end

MS Panesar run out 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Nixon and Panesar meet in the middle, punching gloves

Harwood to Nixon, 1 run, short and wide full bunger, driven to mid-off
Harwood to Nixon, SIX, swung away into the leg-side and that's the first six of the innings

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st3MP VaughanEC Joyce
2nd2A FlintoffMP Vaughan
3rd27MP VaughanKP Pietersen
4th22MP VaughanIR Bell
5th14PD CollingwoodIR Bell
6th10PA NixonIR Bell
7th49PA NixonJWM Dalrymple
8th2PA NixonJ Lewis
9th9PA NixonMS Panesar
10th6PA NixonJM Anderson