Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

EJG Morgan
58(41) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 4 4 9 7 7 0 1
RT Ponting
126(109) 14x4 - 3x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 5 3 2 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O9.0
M0
R57
W2
Eco6.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NM Hauritz
O10.0
M0
R54
W2
Eco5.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That's 5-0 to Australia, going on 7-0. They're unstoppable right now. Ponting arrived at the crease with a clear head and played the kind of exquisite strokes which reminded you of the same batsman in his prime. All that's needed is consistency.

England let themselves down in the field, period. Too many misfields and fumbles only handed the psychological advantage to Australia. It could have been a closer contest otherwise. In the end, 299 wasn't enough.

The 6th ODI is two days away, at the same venue. It's also a day-nighter. Can England finally record that elusive win? Do join us for that. Till then, it's goodbye from me, Kanishkaa, and the rest. Cheers!

48.2
6
Sidebottom to Johnson, SIX runs, he rounds off the evening with a bottoms up and what a shot! Full toss on middle and off and one of the cleanest swings sends the ball soaring several rows over long-on, stand and deliver and Johnson can't stop smiling
48.1
0
Sidebottom to Johnson, no run, squeezes out a yorker to the on side

END OF OVER:
48 | 12 Runs | AUS: 296/6

  • CL White24 (15b)
  • MG Johnson12 (10b)
  • TT Bresnan10-0-76-2
  • RJ Sidebottom9-0-37-0
47.6
4
Bresnan to White, FOUR runs, take that! Pitched up outside the off stump and White has a free swing, in the air for a bit and well clear of mid-off
47.5
1
Bresnan to Johnson, 1 run, full on the off stump and squeezed out to cover
47.4
1
Bresnan to White, 1 run, swings it towards the pads and he easily works it away to deep square leg
47.3
2
Bresnan to White, 2 runs, low full toss on the pads and he whips it down to deep square-leg

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

EJG Morgan
58(41) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 4 4 9 7 7 0 1
RT Ponting
126(109) 14x4 - 3x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 5 3 2 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O9.0
M0
R57
W2
Eco6.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NM Hauritz
O10.0
M0
R54
W2
Eco5.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF