Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
66(80) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 0 4 0 0 0 3 8
RS Bopara
82(85) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 1 1 3 1 8 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Clarke
O2.0
M0
R13
W1
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TT Bresnan
O8.0
M0
R50
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

7.10pm: Victory at The Oval - England's first over Australia at this ground since 1997 - means Alastair Cook's side take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Australia's total looked a little soft and doughy, their batsmen having not quite done enough (despite George Bailey kicking on, his crawl to 26 off 60 balls epitomised their struggles) and England executed a textbook run chase on a good surface. A whiff of controversy will cling to Morgan's successful review - Hot Spot wasn't conclusive, so the decision shouldn't have been overturned, even though he seemed confident he'd hit the ball - but Bell and Bopara were excellent and England should have got there even without their lucky No. 5. Ravi Bopara was named Man of the Match and his run-a-ball knock was just the sort of composed-but-lively innings Australia couldn't muster. There's life in the series yet, however, and the tourists will need to regroup before Edgbaston on Wednesday. We'll be back to bring you full coverage - until then, keep working on rotating the strike. Cheerio

45.4
2
Doherty to Morgan, 2 runs, tossed up, bit of room and Morgan cuts, gets a bottom edge, it beats Wade, running away behind the stumps - that'll do it, they run the two needed, and England have won by six wickets with a good, solid handful of overs to spare
45.3
0
Doherty to Morgan, no run, round the wicket, turned on the front foot to midwicket

Bopara has been putting pressure on the fielders to good effect all innings but finally ran out of luck. Is there going to be a dramatic final chapter here ...?

45.2
W
Doherty to Bopara, OUT, tossed up, tip and run to mid-off - and Brett Lee's direct hit sends Bopara back! That's a shame, he should have been there at the end, but a matchwinning [not yet, not yet] top knock from the Essex man
45.1
0
Doherty to Bopara, no run, length ball outside off, tapped to point

Doughy to finish things (in all likelihood)

END OF OVER:
45 | 9 Runs | ENG: 250/3

  • EJG Morgan41 (38b)
  • RS Bopara82 (83b)
  • CJ McKay10-1-42-1
  • B Lee10-0-58-0
44.6
0
McKay to Morgan, no run, back of a length, on the stumps, turned to the man at short midwicket
44.5
1
McKay to Bopara, 1 run, length ball outside off, dabbed short of point

One blow will do it now ...

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
66(80) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 0 4 0 0 0 3 8
RS Bopara
82(85) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 1 1 3 1 8 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Clarke
O2.0
M0
R13
W1
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TT Bresnan
O8.0
M0
R50
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF