Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BA Stokes
102(109) 13x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 22 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
9 1 4 12 16 25 8 27
EJG Morgan
87(81) 8x4 - 5x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
10 6 8 8 18 8 6 23

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Wood
O10.0
M1
R33
W4
Eco3.30
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AU Rashid
O10.0
M1
R41
W4
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
95dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Wood, Stokes close the door on Australia

In another rain-hit game at the Champions Trophy, England got the better of Australia and knocked them out of the tournament

Commentary

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Alan Gardner

6.45pm: Right, seems like we're not going to get the presentations today. The rain came down but, by then, England had pretty much mopped the floor with Australia anyway - which was all the more impressive having been 35 for 3. They march into the semi-finals with a third straight win and will be in confident mood ahead of facing whoever comes second in Group B. Daniel Brettig's report will be in the slot shortly and we'll have plenty more to come on the site from George Dobell, Jarrod Kimber and Mel Farrell at the ground - possibly from Mohammad Isam in Dhaka, too. Anyway, thanks for all your comments and company, as ever. England have just equalised against Scotland in the football and I'm off to calculate NRR permutations for Ind-SA and Pak-SL. From Miller and myself, it's over and out. Bye!

6.35pm: Match abandoned, England win by 40 runs on DLS, it's all over at Edgbaston - which means Bangladesh are in last four! Break out the, er, soda water in downtown Dhanmondi, the Tigers have roared past Australia into the semi-finals.

"Welcome everyone to Bangladesh to join the today's celebration," chirrups Asib Auvi. "Ohh another thing while coming pls bring enough preparation. You might need to stay till final celebration. "

Omar is enjoying himself: "YESSSSSSSSSSSSS ... WOOHOOOOO.... can you hear us ROAR from Bangladesh over there??? We are ROARING!!!"

The plaudits keep coming: "Bangladesh is also rank quite high on density of population," notes Viranchi.

"Why are 90% of comments about Bangladesh? This win is a very big deal for England, and an exceptional performance all round!!" Well, Jez, crushing England victories are so de rigueur nowadays. But you're right, they have made another big statement about their white-ball capabilities...

"So the last time Australia won a game in CT was way back in 2009." That is spot on, Nilesh, as they were knocked out with only one point, from a washout, in 2013.

6.25pm: This match between two old rivals looks to be fizzling out - but there's another stramash with a bit of history currently going on at Hampden Park. You can follow Scotland v England (and the other World Cup qualifiers) over at ESPNFC.

"To understand the passion of Bangladeshi fans for cricket, you need to know that Cricket is the only thing except for corruption we are in top 10 in the world." Actually, Sid, I think you'll find Bangladesh is not even in the top (bottom?) 30 for that any more...

"The bashing about Aussies is unfair, they didn't have a full game in the tournament. If rain wasn't a problem, Aussies, NZ and Bangladesh all would have ended up with 2 points," points out chotu. True, but even that's worthy of a little Aussie-ribbing, no? They're ranked No. 2 in the world

6.15pm: It looks filthy around Edgbaston right now, rain gusting through and the stands rapidly emptying. Some fairly heavy rain was expected this evening and I suspect we might not get back on... "So Alan, we can start invading streets in an hour?" Possibly even sooner, Abir Utsha. Given it's 3am in Melbourne, I won't try and string our Aussie readership along.

"As a Bangladeshi I'm obviously ecstatic that they are going through to the semifinals," cheers Tahmid. "But I think it also bodes well for cricket in general as it keeps things fresh and unpredictable! We need more Leicester type moments in cricket too!!" I'm not sure Bangladesh were 5000-1 to get to the Champions Trophy semis... but I take your point. Hathurusingha the BD Tinkerman?

Imtiaz: "What happens if a semi final is washed out due to rain? How will the winner be decided?" Whoever comes first in the group. So England and (most likely) the winner of India-SA

6.05pm: We have around half an hour until they start losing overs, I'm told. And the official cut-off time to get back on and finish is 7.14pm.

"FWI, Here in Winnipeg, Canada, we're also cheering for Bangladesh," says Elise. "No street parties though, it's raining here also." Magnificent

"What is happening in F1 qualifying in Canadian Grand Prix?" Why don't you go and find out, Arijit Upadhyay? But do come back

"If it's called off early, I hear there's a great bar called 'Walkabout' where both sides could go for a friendly drink and a laugh together," snickers Jamie Dow, possibly while wearing a silly wig as a beard

6pm: The ground is once again swaddled in tarps, rain whizzing down and greasing Bangladesh's path into the last four. George says "someone at the ICC has been timing how long it takes to get the covers on - 37 seconds here". They've certainly had the practice.

"Alan, I think you are making too much fun about Bangladeshi supporters and their passion about cricket," murmurs Mahmud. "Publishing too many negative comments about them indicates it as well." We have utmost respect for Bangladesh fans and their love for cricket... All reports of street-invading, flag-waving celebrations will be treated seriously

And now the rain returns and the players are going off... What an anti-climax. England are currently 40 runs ahead of the DLS par score of 200 for 4 and Australia's soggy stay at the Champions Trophy looks about to end, one way or another.

40.2
0
Zampa to Stokes, no run, pushed through on the stumps and tucked to leg
40.1
4
Zampa to Stokes, FOUR, slammed in front of deep cover, that's his hundred! Magnificent stuff from Stokes, though this was a straightforward dispatch of a long-hop through the covers... Off comes the helmet, up go the crowd, England are powering to their target

Ahoy there!

END OF OVER:
40 | 3 Runs | ENG: 236/4 (42 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.90, RRR: 4.20)

  • JC Buttler29 (32b)
  • BA Stokes98 (107b)
  • JR Hazlewood9-0-50-2
  • A Zampa8-0-48-0

Ten to go, though I doubt we'll need that many. Here's Alan to wrap it up and apply a bow

39.6
0
Hazlewood to Buttler, no run, on the pads, worked to the leg side

Himanshu Chandr: "Lions hunting kangaroos to feed them for tigers, meanwhile kiwis flying back home. Things getting interesting in #CT17 Jungle" #scenes

39.5
0
Hazlewood to Buttler, no run, solid block, covering the stumps with a big stride

Getting a touch dark out there. "Covers ready," says George

39.4
1
Hazlewood to Stokes, 1 run, advances and smears into the off side

Tremendous spot from Bharath Seervi: Three well-set partnerships have ended exactly for 159 runs in this Champions Trophy. Hales-Root v Ban, Gunathilaka-Mendis v Ind, Morgan-Stokes v Aus

39.3
1
Hazlewood to Buttler, 1 run, dabbed to third man

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BA Stokes
102(109) 13x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 22 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
9 1 4 12 16 25 8 27
EJG Morgan
87(81) 8x4 - 5x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
10 6 8 8 18 8 6 23

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Wood
O10.0
M1
R33
W4
Eco3.30
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AU Rashid
O10.0
M1
R41
W4
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Victory stands

159

3 pships have ended after adding exactly that many runs in this tournament: Hales-Root v Ban, Gunathilaka-Mendis v Ind and Morgan-Stokes v Aus. All resulted in wins

Top-order down

2011

Last time England's top-3 scored fewer runs in an ODI against Australia, than the 19 runs in this game - 14 runs at the WACA.

Collapsed at death

57/5

Aus's score in the last 10 overs of the innings - the least for any team in the final 10 overs of the inns in this tournament. They were 220/4 at end of 40th over.

Finch loves England

51.05

Finch's average against England across all formats, before today's game. The fifty in this game is his 9th 50+ score in 23 inns v them; 4 centuries.

Warner's struggle

26

David Warner's average against top-8 teams in ICC ODI tournaments, including today's 21. In 10 inns he has scored 234 runs with highest of 45.

Australia in command

12-3

Australia win-loss record against England in the last 15 ODI, before today. However, 2 of those losses had come in last 3 meetings.