Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
105(102) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 3 0 1 4 2 5
JC Buttler
75(65) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 0 4 6 1 12

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ McKay
O9.2
M1
R47
W3
Eco5.03
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WB Rankin
O10.0
M0
R49
W2
Eco4.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So that wraps up this first ODI. David Hopps has described in detail Australia's thumping victory and Dan Brettig is in position to bring us more reaction from Old Trafford later in the evening. The next match in the series is on Wednesday down at Edgbaston, so join us then for a floodlit match starting at 2pm BST but from Monty and I today it's goodbye.

Time for the Presentation and the losing captain Eoin Morgan: "Very disappointing. We can learn a lot form today, we struggled to adjust to conditions early with bat and ball. I wouldn't have made a different choice at the toss. We have a strong batting line up but we weren't good enough today. We lost wickets at unfortunate times. We have a lot of bowling options to turn to but today it was a case of not enough guys putting their hands up. Boyd's hit his straps straight away in international cricket and Jos played really well too."

And, finally, the successful skipper is Michael Clarke. who is also the Man of the Match: "It's a nice feeling. all the boys deserve credit, to make over 300 on that wicket was good effort and our bowlers did really well. It doesn't matter how you win but it's the result that matters, as England showed in the Test series. As a one-day outfit we're off to a good start. I'd like to play here all the time, it's a nice wicket. Conditions were really good for batting, there's so much talent in our dressing room and if our guys feel they want to take on a bowler no ground is big enough. George has been hitting the ball really well for a while now. And Mitch bowled with good pace, hopefully it's the start of a big series for him."

As for England, they made the wrong choice at the toss, failed to cap Australia's surge until the damage had been done and then never got close in the chase. Kevin Pietersen played nicely before a poor stroke ended the big innings that England needed from him. Eoin Morgan threatened to play his own big part but fell trying to push things on in the Powerplay. The main positive of the day for the hosts was Jos Buttler who answered questions of whether he can bat a long time with a careful innings that still contained his trademark power. Something to work with but it was the only thing in the plus column of Ashley Giles's notes.

Australia's bowling effort was probably the more impressive part of the match. They had Mitchell Johnson in great form, bowling with pace and aggression and ripping out two early wickets to handicap England's effort. It was a sign that perhaps Johnson will be ready to return to Test duty come Novemeber. He was backed up exceptionally well by Clint McKay who operated well with the new ball and deceived England with slower balls galore as the innings went on. James Faulkner was useful too.

End of the game and Australia have dominated today, winning by 88 runs and it was a complete performance. They began with racking up a tasty total through Michael Clarke's first ODI hundred against England; Clarke following up his ton at Old Trafford in the Test match. George Bailey also played an excellent innings, looking in superb touch and playing some enterprising strokes. Making 315 having been sent in was some effort and they defended it very comfortably.

44.2
W
McKay to Finn, OUT, full on the stumps, Finn tries to clear the leg side again but picks out deep midwicket and that'll do nicely for Australia. Finn didn't nail this like his strikes in the previous over and couldn't clear the deep fielder, Adam Voges, who completed a comfortable catch and handed a third wicket to Clint McKay
44.1
1
McKay to Rankin, 1 run, full on off stump, played forward and dabbed into midwicket for a quick single

At least England have avoided a three-figure defeat but Australia have hammered them today. McKay's last...

END OF OVER:
44 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 226/9

  • ST Finn16 (22b)
  • WB Rankin0 (0b)
  • Fawad Ahmed7-0-55-1
  • CJ McKay9-1-46-2
43.6
4
Fawad Ahmed to Finn, FOUR runs, now down the wicket, meet this on the full and hammers it over the bowler's head, Ahmed continues to be expensive
43.5
6
Fawad Ahmed to Finn, SIX runs, tossed up on the stumps and Finn gets down to slog sweep and nails it into the crowd, great shot, great timing
43.4
0
Fawad Ahmed to Finn, no run, touch wider, dabbed from just outside off to cover
43.3
0
Fawad Ahmed to Finn, no run, Finn forward and gets beaten by a beauty that spins past the outside edge, turned nicely

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
105(102) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 3 0 1 4 2 5
JC Buttler
75(65) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 0 4 6 1 12

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ McKay
O9.2
M1
R47
W3
Eco5.03
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WB Rankin
O10.0
M0
R49
W2
Eco4.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF