Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PD Collingwood
70(90) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 6 4 1 4 0 1
BJ Hodge
49(46) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 10 4 1 2 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

LE Plunkett
O6.0
M0
R43
W3
Eco7.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NW Bracken
O10.0
M1
R38
W2
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
27 | 11 Runs | AUS: 152/8

  • NW Bracken3 (3b)
  • B Lee10 (7b)
  • PD Collingwood4-0-26-2
  • JWM Dalrymple4-0-25-1

Well, that's the end of a long series and for Australia a defeat which is not the end of the world but which does raise some questions so soon before the World Cup. And a sad home farewell for Glenn McGrath, and a losing one also for John Buchanan.

England have not become world-beaters overnight, but they will be confident heading to the Caribbean. A fortnight ago they were a shambles, now they look a unit.

Australia now head to New Zealand for three more ODIs starting next Friday in the Chappell-Hadlee series, games which are now more important than they were a week ago. If they lose that series then concerns will continue to grow.

From me, Martin Williamson, and from my fellow commentators Andrew Miller, Jenny Thompson, Will Luke and Andrew McGlashan, thank you for staying with us through the summer and for your kind comments. We are off to have a rest and will be back for the World Cup in a month's time.

Presentations These are, to quote Mark Taylor, in the "bowels of the Bradman Stand". Surely they are not in hiding?!

Player of the Finals Paul Collingwood. "Australia taught us a lesson in the Tests but it's good to end on a high."

Player of the Series Ricky Ponting.

Andrew Flintoff clutches an uber cheque ... makes the usual platitudes. "The lads in the dressing-room are cock-a-hoop. It's been a tough trip but to take something home is a great thrill. The past four games are as good as I've seen an England one-day side play. I'd like to thank Duncan Fletcher. he's taken knocks and it's nice to pay something back to him."

10.50pm England's dressing erupts into celebration as the announcement comes through confirming that they have won this match by 34 runs and with it the CB Series 2-0.

10.45pm The Barmy Army are singing in the rain but there is now a report that the umpires are saying there are 10 minutes to go before the game can be called off! Utter confusion and a PA announcement would be nice.

10.42pm It's got heavier ... I suspect that is it. England are not celebrating yet but the grins are unmistakable.

10.41pm Still raining, covers are on and the stands are emptying fast.

10.39pm This is bad for Australia. They should be 187 to win the game if it ends now. And if they are not playing in six minutes time (10.45pm/1145GMT) then it's all over. The countdown begins ...

It's raining again and the umpires are consulting ... the crowd boo and all that happens is that the ball is changed. Liam Plunkett into the attack for his last over. Loud boos around the ground as the umpires take the players off as it gets heavier.

26.6
2
Collingwood to Bracken, 2 runs, hit high towards cow corner and although it hangs in the air for what seems like an eternity it drops between two incoming fielders

Lee implores the square-leg umpire to call that as a no-ball ... nothing doing

26.5
1
Collingwood to Lee, 1 run, full toss, smashed to deep midwicket
26.4
4
Collingwood to Lee, FOUR runs, full, hit straight and well for a one -bounce four. he really got hold of that

Collingwood moves some men to leg as that;s where Lee is aiming

26.3
4
Collingwood to Lee, FOUR runs, waist-high full toss heaved over midwicket, Mahmood makes a sprawling dive on the boundary edge ...but it's in vain
26.2
0
Collingwood to Lee, no run, speared in at Lee's legs and he is slow to get his bat down
26.1
0
Collingwood to Lee, no run, that was a real mow, which he missed by some way

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PD Collingwood
70(90) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 6 4 1 4 0 1
BJ Hodge
49(46) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 10 4 1 2 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

LE Plunkett
O6.0
M0
R43
W3
Eco7.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NW Bracken
O10.0
M1
R38
W2
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commonwealth Bank Series

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