Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CJ Ferguson
71(75) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
8 0 3 5 5 0 4 0
RS Bopara
49(88) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O7.0
M0
R24
W3
Eco3.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PD Collingwood
O9.0
M0
R47
W2
Eco5.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 8 Runs | ENG: 256/8

  • RJ Sidebottom13 (7b)
  • AU Rashid31 (23b)
  • NW Bracken10-0-48-0
  • B Lee9-0-65-1

Plenty of smiles from Australia, it hasn't been an easy tour for them but they take a 1-0 lead in this lengthy seven-match series...yep, folks, there are six more of these to come. Can't get enough of a good thing...erm, I might leave that one there.

For much of this game it was a subdued affair that seemed to meander along, but then it burst into life during the final 10 overs as England almost chased down 10-an-over for the last eight. Luke Wright played a fine innings, while Adil Rashid highlighted the rich future ahead of him. "They were excellent and gave us a sniff," said Andrew Strauss

However, Australia were just ahead of the game for longer periods and this was an encouraging start for a side with a few new faces in the ranks. "I felt we were 15 or so short, which was mostly my fault," says Michael Clarke with a smile. "But 260 was about par. I thought we stood up and won a very tight match. There's room for improvement."

Finally, Callum Ferguson is Man of the Match for his well-played 71. The bandwagon now moves onto Lord's for the second match on Sunday - it's a day game starting at 10.15 (9.15GMT) so set your alarm clocks. We'll have all the action for you, but for now, from Will Luke and Andrew McGlashan, it's goodnight and thanks for joining us.

49.6
1
Bracken to Sidebottom, 1 run, he fires in a yorker and Sidebottom can only squeeze it down to long off...Bracken holds his nerve and Australia win by four runs

So, it comes down to six off one ball...Sidebottom has never hit an international six...

How crucial will that high full toss no being called and Sidebottom's leave be in one ball time?

49.5
2
Bracken to Sidebottom, 2 runs, swung hard into the covers, at least he hit this one, and they come back for a couple

8 off 2 needed

49.4
0
Bracken to Sidebottom, no run, oh dear, oh dear, Sidebottom leaves the ball thinking it was a wide but he doesn't get the call from Tony Hill...that almost seals the game unless he can now find the boundary. He should have at least thrown the bat at it

What a game Rashid has had

49.3
1
Bracken to Rashid, 1 run, chopped away to short third man, just a single and it's over to Sidebottom

9 from 4 needed

49.2
4
Bracken to Rashid, FOUR runs, another fine blow from Rashid, a big full toss from Bracken and it's swung away powerfully out through deep square-leg...some controversy over the height, it did look pretty close to a no-ball, but it's ruled okay by the umpires
49.1
0
Bracken to Rashid, no run, swing and a miss outside off

Nathan Bracken will bowl the last over...he's done it many times before. Where's your money? Fine leg is up, tempting

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CJ Ferguson
71(75) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
8 0 3 5 5 0 4 0
RS Bopara
49(88) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O7.0
M0
R24
W3
Eco3.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PD Collingwood
O9.0
M0
R47
W2
Eco5.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF