Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

SE Marsh
131(116) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 25 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
9 8 20 10 29 13 18 24
JJ Roy
120(108) 12x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 27 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
12 3 11 7 35 16 14 22

Best performances - Bowlers

LE Plunkett
O9.1
M1
R53
W4
Eco5.78
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AU Rashid
O8
M0
R70
W3
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: @Cricket_Lama | Commentator: Alan Gardner

7.55pm: Right, well, that was a thoroughly enjoyable bun fight. George Dobell's report is in, so we'll wrap things up for the day. The furore seems to have died down a bit in St Lucia, where West Indies look set for a first-innings lead (you can read about the latest ball-tampering controversy here); from Miller and myself, it's goodnight and good luck, we'll be back for more when the series moves to Trent Bridge on Tuesday. Ta ra!

7.45pm: Time for the presentations, starting with Australia captain Tim Paine: "Obviously we would have liked to restrict them to less than 340, the way Shaun Marsh batted showed we could have chased but until Ashton came out we didn't get going. [Marsh ran out of help?] Would have been nice to have a wicket or two more in hand when he got going, unfortunately we couldn't get over the line. I think our best cricket is good enough to beat these guys, we just haven't put the complete package together. [Face okay?] Yeah, just a bad bounce."

England's stand-in captain Jos Buttler: [Nervous at the end?] "They were playing very well, and as you see all around the world, 10 an over is very achievable with a guy like Marsh playing well, but we had to keep going until the end. [Plunkett and Rashid] Two great wicket-takers for us over the past few years. Adil handled the pressure at the end very well, with batsmen coming after him, wickets for those guys was crucial. [Roy innings] Great to see, played well from ball one, I thought he paced it very well. We got into a position where we could have scored a few more, they bowled well at the end. Always nice to contribute, enjoy the captaincy, tricky at times and you always need the extra fielder out, but good fun. We're always striving to get better.

Jason Roy is Man of the Match: "Obviously nice to get over the line. [Stokes waiting in wings?] Yeah, never ever complacency, we want to better ourselves and match each other in every training session. [Bairstow aggression] It was amazing to watch, I was able to drop back and nudge it around, which was quite pleasing. It's difficult chopping and changing but we have developed a good partnership and friendship, so all good."

7.35pm: England held their nerve, taking a 2-0 lead in the series. Australia didn't quite have enough in junk in the trunk to get themselves up and over the line, despite a marvelous hundred from Shaun Marsh. It would have been a record chase for Australia, but there were too few contributions around the No. 3 - Ashton Agar's sprightly 46 was the next-highest score. Liam Plunkett and Adil Rashid were the beneficiaries of Australia's need to hit out, sharing seven wickets between them, but Moeen Ali again bowled a key spell to tie the top order down. England, with a century from Jason Roy and some pyrotechnics from Jos Buttler, just had too much power once again.

47.1
W
Plunkett to JA Richardson, OUT, slower delivery, clubbed towards wide long-on... and Roy tumbles to take an excellent diving catch! Plunkett has four and England have wrapped up victory by 38 runs in Cardiff!

JA Richardson c Roy b Plunkett 2 (10m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

END OF OVER:
47 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 304/9 (39 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.46, RRR: 13.00)

  • KW Richardson0 (1b)
  • JA Richardson2 (2b)
  • AU Rashid8-0-70-3
  • LE Plunkett9-1-53-3

Here's Gopi: "That is Rashid's 100th wicket in ODIs!" Good spot, that man

46.6
0
Rashid to KW Richardson, no run, flighted, defended on off stump

Kane Richardson is Australia's last man

46.5
1
Rashid to JA Richardson, 1 run, pushed through and prodded into the off side
46.4
W
Rashid to Tye, OUT, slider, Tye carts towards cow - picks out the man! Rashid is happy again, safely taken running across by one of England's best fielders, Tye unable to get the power and elevation he needed

AJ Tye c Billings b Rashid 10 (9m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

46.3
2
Rashid to Tye, 2 runs, pushed through and chopped for two more off the back foot

Australia breach 300, still 42 from victory

46.2
4
Rashid to Tye, FOUR runs, gets this one away, slog-swept behind square and Wood seemingly didn't pick it up! That'll be four, bouncing away over the rope, Rashid left chuntering about the fielding

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st24DJM ShortTM Head
2nd53SE MarshDJM Short
3rd22SE MarshMP Stoinis
4th11SE MarshAJ Finch
5th54SE MarshGJ Maxwell
6th96SE MarshAC Agar
7th32SE MarshTD Paine
8th1SE MarshAJ Tye
9th10AJ TyeJA Richardson
10th1KW RichardsonJA Richardson