Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
61(76) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 0 4 1 2
AJ Strauss
87(121) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 2 0 5 1 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

DE Bollinger
O10.0
M3
R20
W3
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O10.0
M1
R37
W4
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That just about wraps things up from us for today. Andrew Miller's bulletin will be ready shortly (he's had a bit of rewrite to do, I know that feeling) and if you want the latest from the football World Cup head over to ESPNsoccernet. Although England have wrapped up this series there are two matches to go, at The Oval on Wednesday and Lord's next Saturday. Join us for them, but from Andrew McGlashan, Andrew Miller and Liam Brickhill it's goodbye for now.

Graeme Swann gets the Man-of-the-Match award for his four wickets. Another impressive day for him. "The last 10 days have been very exciting and on the back of last year when he lost heavily it was important we performed well."

"The dressing room is buzzing and it's a great place to be although it wasn't 20 minutes ago!"

Here comes a smiling Andrew Strauss: "It was pretty horrendous at the end," he says. "We've had a couple of speed humps and today was a major one. Fair play to Tim Bresnan, he kept his head."

"Any series win against Australia is a massive achievement and personally it's a great feeling. But there are areas we can get better and we have two games to go."

Ricky Ponting: "We stuck at it, but the batting wasn't good enough again. Congratulations to England, they have deserved to win each game." He clearly isn't impressed with the batsmen "we haven't stood up" and he isn't a happy Punter. Tait and Bollinger receive praise, as well they should.

England 3 Australia 0. It's not a football score (England would never score that many) and it means the series is in the bag for Andrew Strauss which, despite today's major wobble, is a notable achievement for this evolving one-day side. Credit to Australia, they gave it will go at the end with some outstanding bowling from Doug Bollinger and Shaun Tait with late reverse swing. However, Ricky Ponting will know his team's batting let them down again and 212 wasn't enough. Stay with us for the presentation shortly

49.1
4
Hopes to Bresnan, FOUR runs, he's done it...leans back and scythes an edge through the vacant third man area, past the man inside the circle. England celebrate as they secure the series but, boy, they made it tough

Who's got the last over...it's James Hopes. Three needed from six balls. So much time being taken to set the field. Who wants it? No third man or fine leg

END OF OVER:
49 | 7 Runs | ENG: 210/9

  • TT Bresnan10 (14b)
  • JM Anderson0 (0b)
  • RJ Harris10-0-59-1
  • DE Bollinger9-2-20-3
48.6
1
Harris to Bresnan, 1 run, and now Bresnan keeps the strike as he drives a single to mid off on the edge of the ring

Gee, this is pressure...great atmosphere. Who needs the football World Cup

48.5
4
Harris to Bresnan, FOUR runs, boundary...what a time for it as Bresnan gives himself a touch of room and launches this high over extra cover with enough force to find the rope
48.4
0
Harris to Bresnan, no run, brilliant stuff from Harris, full on off stump and Bresnan can only jab to cover
48.3
0
Harris to Bresnan, no run, low full toss which is slammed straight back to Harris...looks like Bresnan feels he has to do this himself

How has this got down to almost a run-a-ball. Blimey!

48.2
0
Harris to Bresnan, no run, full outside off and driven one handed into the covers...can't get any there

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
61(76) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 0 4 1 2
AJ Strauss
87(121) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 2 0 5 1 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

DE Bollinger
O10.0
M3
R20
W3
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O10.0
M1
R37
W4
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF