Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CJ Ferguson
55(58) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 5 5 4 0 1 1 2
PD Collingwood
56(84) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 2 0 2 5 1

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O8.1
M0
R22
W2
Eco2.69
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O8.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco3.87
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Well played Australia. Mitchell Johnson hauled them from a poor total to a defendable 249 with some late heroics with the bat, and then they hauled the game back into their hands after England had reached 74 for 0.

England's failure to claim the final Powerplay until the game was as good as over will come under some considerable scrutiny, but in truth they screwed up their chase long before that. Strauss was too busy plane-watching to carry on a fine innings, Owais Shah proved once again he is lousy between the wickets, and Brett Lee showed what is possible with a fast, full and late-swinging length.

So there we have it. We mustn't forget another good batting performance from Callum Ferguson, who looks a quality find in the middle order. Australia are worthy winners. I've been Andrew Miller, and he's been Will Luke. Goodnight all

46.1
W
Lee to Collingwood, OUT, and that is the end of that. Fast, full, unstoppable. Paul Collingwood's valiant innings comes to an end via the thinnest of toe-ends onto leg stump, and Australia are 2-0 up!

END OF OVER:
46 | 3 Runs | ENG: 210/9

  • JM Anderson0 (5b)
  • PD Collingwood56 (83b)
  • SR Watson7-1-26-2
  • B Lee8-0-22-1
45.6
0
Watson to Anderson, no run, outside off, Anderson wafts flat-footedly, and another dot ball is chalked up. Yes, it was a carbon copy
45.5
0
Watson to Anderson, no run, outside off, Anderson wafts flat-footedly, and another dot ball is chalked up

I still blame the Lancaster Bomber

45.4
1
Watson to Collingwood, 1 run, slower ball, clopped to midwicket, and England are wading through treacle now
45.3
2
Watson to Collingwood, 2 runs, cue the circus music. An optimistic tonk down the ground, a fumble, a crazy call, a dive, a reprieve. And an extra run

England need a bit of James Foster magic right now

45.2
0
Watson to Collingwood, no run, another swipe, but straight to midwicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CJ Ferguson
55(58) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 5 5 4 0 1 1 2
PD Collingwood
56(84) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 2 0 2 5 1

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O8.1
M0
R22
W2
Eco2.69
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O8.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco3.87
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF