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England in Australia ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Australia v England

Australia won by 46 runs

2.10pm So, Australia are 1-0 up in the series and looking to make it 2-0. But Mike Hussey is a big loss, although for England so too is Graeme Swann, who has a knee injury. The big question for Australia is will Hussey recover from hamstring surgery in time for the World Cup? If he doesn't, then Shaun Marsh, who is his replacement today, is the most likely to take his spot for the World Cup.

And the good news from Hobart is that despite all the rain earlier in the day, the radar now looks pretty clear, at least for the next few hours. So sit back, crack open a beer/soft drink/coconut, and enjoy the coverage.

I'm Brydon Coverdale, and I'll be bringing you today's action, along with the one and only Sahil Dutta.

"8 Brett Lee, 9 Nathan Hauritz, 10 Doug Bollinger, 11 Shaun Tait... one of Australia's least potent bowling attacks in the past 20 years," Johnny reckons. Not if they're at their best. But we shall see, Johnny, we shall see.

Now, it's Shahzad to bowl the first ball to Watson...

1.50pm Andrew Strauss has won the toss and sent Australia in to bat.

Australia have made three changes, and they're all as expected. Nathan Hauritz replaces Xavier Doherty, Shaun Marsh is in for the injured Michael Hussey and Shaun Tait has replaced Mitchell Johnson, who has a throat infection.

So, just to confirm, here are both teams:

Australia 1 Shane Watson, 2 Brad Haddin (wk), 3 Michael Clarke (capt), 4 Cameron White, 5 David Hussey, 6 Shaun Marsh, 7 Steven Smith, 8 Brett Lee, 9 Nathan Hauritz, 10 Doug Bollinger, 11 Shaun Tait.

England 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Matt Prior (wk), 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Ian Bell, 6 Eoin Morgan, 7 Michael Yardy, 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 James Tredwell, 10 Chris Tremlett, 11 Ajmal Shahzad.

"The wicket has been under covers for quite a long time. It might be a bit tacky, so there could be something for our bowlers in the first ten overs," says Andrew Strauss.

1.40pm Hello and welcome to the second ODI at Bellerive Oval, where the weather has been unkind earlier today. However, Andrew McGlashan is at the ground and he says it's cleared up nicely after some heavy rain and although there's nothing official yet from the umpires, we may yet start on time.

Now, the toss will be taking place shortly, but in the meantime the England side has been confirmed, and it's as expected, with Davies and Swann out and Prior and Tredwell in.

England Andrew Strauss, Matt Prior, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Michael Yardy, Tim Bresnan, James Tredwell, Ajmal Shahzad, Chris Tremlett.

0.1

Shahzad to Watson, no run, a little bit of swing in to Watson, who leaves it outside off

0.2

Shahzad to Watson, no run, right on target now, and Watson gets forward to defend

0.3

Shahzad to Watson, no run, again Watson goes with the straight bat, watchfully, as Shahzad angles in to off stump

0.4

Shahzad to Watson, no run, some swing away from the batsman now, and it's left to go through to Matt Prior

0.5

Shahzad to Watson, no run, banged in short of a length and it's moving in to Watson, who leaves it alone

0.6

Shahzad to Watson, no run, fuller and straighter, Watson drives clunkily to mid-on and can't find the gap

So that's a good start for Shahzad, a maiden first up.

End of over 1 (maiden) Australia 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
SR Watson    0* (6b)      A Shahzad    1-1-0-0
BJ Haddin    0* (0b)     

Now here's Chris Tremlett, who isn't in England's World Cup squad.

1.1

Tremlett to Haddin, 1 leg bye, the first run is on the board, and it's a leg-bye off the thigh away behind square as Tremlett bowls a little too straight

1.2

Tremlett to Watson, no run, better line now and Watson drives, uppishly as this ball doesn't come on as quick as he expected, and it's collected at mid-on

1.3

Tremlett to Watson, no run, Watson tries to guide this one down past the two slips, but it's collected on the bounce at second slip

1.4

Tremlett to Watson, no run, banged in short of a length, Watson pushes to point, he's being extra cautious out there

1.5

Tremlett to Watson, 1 run, Watson gets off the mark now with a single, just guided into the ground and behind point

1.6

Tremlett to Haddin, no run, oh, you could have driven a small car through that gap between bat and pad, as Haddin drives waftily and Tremlett nips the ball back in through the gate - Haddin's lucky to survive that

End of over 2 (2 runs) Australia 2/0 (RR: 1.00)
BJ Haddin    0* (2b)      CT Tremlett    1-0-1-0
SR Watson    1* (10b)      A Shahzad    1-1-0-0

2.1

Shahzad to Watson, FOUR, there's the first boundary of the day, but it wasn't exactly off the middle as Watson drove uppishly just wide of mid-off, it evaded the fielder and ran away safely

2.2

Shahzad to Watson, no run, left alone as this one nips back in and sails over the stumps

2.3

Shahzad to Watson, no run, bouncer and Watson swings wildy! He's tried to pull that, with so much effort that he's lucky not to have thrown his back out. In any case, the ball bounced more than he expected and sailed through to Prior

2.4

Shahzad to Watson, no run, jags back in off the seam and Watson gets an inside edge on to the pads

2.5

Shahzad to Watson, no run, Shahzad is getting good bounce here, and this one is cut by Watson close to his body, into the ground and straight to point

2.6

Shahzad to Watson, OUT, gone! Shahzad deserved that wicket, he'd been getting them nip back off the seam and this one does the same, Watson tries to open the face and run it to third man but only succeeds in playing on to his off stump

SR Watson b Shahzad 5 (12m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

Big wicket that, after Watson's heroics in Melbourne.

End of over 3 (4 runs) Australia 6/1 (RR: 2.00)
     A Shahzad    2-1-4-1
BJ Haddin    0* (2b)      CT Tremlett    1-0-1-0

3.1

Tremlett to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin faces his third ball and works a single off his hips to square leg

Here's Michael Clarke now

3.2

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, wide of off and swinging away, Clarke leaves it alone

3.3

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, straighter now and Clarke pushes defensively to cover

3.4

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, good line right on off stump and straightening, Clarke gets it away to point

3.5

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, Clarke gets across and punches to the off side, doesn't quite time it

3.6

Tremlett to Clarke, 1 run, and Clarke is off the mark with a hurried single as he pushes just wide of mid on

End of over 4 (2 runs) Australia 8/1 (RR: 2.00)
MJ Clarke    1* (5b)      CT Tremlett    2-0-3-0
BJ Haddin    1* (3b)      A Shahzad    2-1-4-1

It's been a slow start from Australia, no question. But Shahzad and Tremlett have found some seam movement and batting doesn't look easy out there. The Aussies will be looking to get through the first 10 or so overs without too much damage.

4.1

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, defended edgily back down the pitch

4.2

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, good bounce and carry through to Prior as it's left alone outside off

4.3

Shahzad to Clarke, 1 run, nipping back in again and it's short of a length, Clarke thrusts the bat forward and gets a single off the inside edge away through square leg

4.4

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, bouncer and Prior does well to take that one. That was above head height, I think Shahzad is lucky that wasn't called a wide

4.5

Shahzad to Haddin, 2 runs, wider of off now and Haddin opens the face to guide this one through gully, and third man runs around to do the fielding

4.6

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, Haddin's had enough of being careful, he backs away and tries to drive down through cover but just finds mid off

End of over 5 (3 runs) Australia 11/1 (RR: 2.20)
BJ Haddin    3* (6b)      A Shahzad    3-1-7-1
MJ Clarke    2* (8b)      CT Tremlett    2-0-3-0

"Hope Clarke takes some of that kid's advice seriously," says Andrew.

5.1

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, that's a wonderful delivery from Tremlett, it angles back in and then moves away off the seam, thoroughly beating the straight bat of Clarke

5.2

Tremlett to Clarke, 2 runs, good running now as Clarke gets one through square leg and puts the pressure on the fielder to get back for two

5.3

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, straight-bat defence this time from Clarke

5.4

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, pushed away off the back foot to cover

5.5

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, short of a length again, and it's pushed away to midwicket

5.6

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, again it's a good ball probing outside off, and it's pushed to cover

End of over 6 (2 runs) Australia 13/1 (RR: 2.16)
MJ Clarke    4* (14b)      CT Tremlett    3-0-5-0
BJ Haddin    3* (6b)      A Shahzad    3-1-7-1

6.1

Shahzad to Haddin, 2 runs, Haddin works this one with the angle through midwicket, just finds the gap nicely

6.2

Shahzad to Haddin, OUT, Shahzad gets another one! Again he nips the ball back in, and Haddin drives at it, gets a thin edge back in on to his stumps and the seam movement has now done for both openers

BJ Haddin b Shahzad 5 (28m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Well, this has made things interesting. Ajmal Shahzad has bowled really well and has Australia at 2 for 15. Here's Cameron White, who made a hundred at this ground against England for Australia A earlier this year.

6.3

Shahzad to White, no run, fullish ball and White keeps it out

6.4

Shahzad to White, no run, pushed back down past the bowler to mid-on

6.5

Shahzad to White, no run, probing outside off, White gets across with a big stride and defends

6.6

Shahzad to White, no run, bouncer! And it's quick, straight, and probably just a touch too high to really threaten White, who goes for the hook but can't connect

End of over 7 (2 runs) Australia 15/2 (RR: 2.14)
CL White    0* (4b)      A Shahzad    4-1-9-2
MJ Clarke    4* (14b)      CT Tremlett    3-0-5-0

7.1

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off

7.2

Tremlett to Clarke, 1 run, straighter line now and Clarke nudges a single wide of mid-on

7.3

Tremlett to White, no run, White pushes this one to off, good consistent lines from Tremlett

7.4

Tremlett to White, no run, yeee-ouch! Tremlett uses his height to bang this one in short and White tries to defend, but cops it on the right hand, yanking it off the bat and takes the glove off immediately. The physio comes out to have a look. And for some reason Kevin Pietersen is supervising, patting White on the shoulder.

White is going to bat on, but it does seem like that hurt rather a lot - could be a broken finger, but we'll have to wait and see.

7.5

Tremlett to White, no run, pushed out to the off side and can't find the gap

7.6

Tremlett to White, no run, on the back foot, White defends

Yeesh, Haddin gets out playing a loose shot and still Luke Ireland wants a pop at Pup. "Number threes are meant to be devastating, Clarke is excruciating. Good record, captain or not he should get back down the order."

End of over 8 (1 run) Australia 16/2 (RR: 2.00)
CL White    0* (8b)      CT Tremlett    4-0-6-0
MJ Clarke    5* (16b)      A Shahzad    4-1-9-2

There's a man in under the helmet for Clarke now, at a sort of bat-pad position, though a bit further back than usual

8.1

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, pushed away to the off side

8.2

Shahzad to Clarke, FOUR, well played by Clarke, he's used his feet here to walk down the pitch and across outside off, and lifts this ball over wide midwicket, safely and timed well enough to reach the boundary

8.3

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, slower ball now and it's left alone outside off

8.4

Shahzad to Clarke, 1 run, punched off the back foot wide of cover and Clarke finds a single

8.5

Shahzad to White, no run, White hangs the bat out at this one and defends to cover

8.6

Shahzad to White, no run, and this one is left alone

"What a perfect opportunity for Clarke to silence the public critics (myself included) with a gritty ton," says Dale. Before adding "hehe doubt it!"

End of over 9 (5 runs) Australia 21/2 (RR: 2.33)
CL White    0* (10b)      A Shahzad    5-1-14-2
MJ Clarke    10* (20b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    4-0-6-0

Here's Benno: "Now all you Clarke haters out there. This is a situation custom made for him. Now is not the time for quick scoring or big hitting but a time for consolidating and conserving wickets. As what seems like the last Clarke fan out there I hope he stands up and takes the opportunity to silence the masses."

Now then, time for Bressie lad.

9.1

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, good line to start with, right on off stump, and it's defended

9.2

Bresnan to Clarke, no run, pulled away to midwicket but can't find the gap

9.3

Bresnan to Clarke, OUT, ooooh dear! Clarke has not capitalised on his start. He's chased a wide one, which was there to be hit, but he's cut it straight to Bell who is just forward of point, what a disappointing end for the stand-in captain

MJ Clarke c Bell b Bresnan 10 (31m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.47

Here comes David Hussey. He and Cameron White have rescued Victoria plenty of times over the years. Can they do the same for Australia?

9.4

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, pushed away defensively to off

9.5

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, good ball swinging back in and Hussey doesn't get the bat on that, takes it on the pad

9.6

Bresnan to Hussey, no run, defended to the off side again

End of over 10 (wicket maiden) Australia 21/3 (RR: 2.10)
DJ Hussey    0* (3b)      TT Bresnan    1-1-0-1
CL White    0* (10b)      A Shahzad    5-1-14-2

The bowling Powerplay has been taken.

10.1

Shahzad to White, 1 wide, bad ball, way down leg side and there's no doubt that's a wide

10.1

Shahzad to White, 1 run, driven just wide of mid-off to get a single

10.2

Shahzad to Hussey, 1 run, thickish inside edge gets Hussey off the mark through square leg and that's his first ODI run since August 2009

10.3

Shahzad to White, no run, yorker but it's not on line, and White pushes to point

10.4

Shahzad to White, no run, there's an appeal now as White pushes outside off and the ball is taken by Prior, but Tony Hill isn't interested and it didn't look like an edge at first view - replays confirm bat hit pad

10.5

Shahzad to White, 1 run, White throws the bat now as he gets a wider and fuller one, getting it uppishly to third man and it's collected inside the boundary

10.6

Shahzad to Hussey, FOUR, oh good shot! Short and wide, as was the ball that did for Clarke, but David Hussey cuts deliberately high over point and bounces that one safely away to the boundary

End of over 11 (8 runs) Australia 29/3 (RR: 2.63)
DJ Hussey    5* (5b 1x4)      A Shahzad    6-1-22-2
CL White    2* (14b)      TT Bresnan    1-1-0-1

11.1

Bresnan to White, no run, angled in to White, who pushes to the leg side

11.2

Bresnan to White, no run, nudged away to point and White thinks of a single until Hussey roars a 'nooooo!'

11.3

Bresnan to White, no run, defended back down the pitch

11.4

Bresnan to White, 1 run, driven off the back foot and White didn't quite control that, edging it through the vacant gully region and way to third man

11.5

Bresnan to Hussey, 2 runs, that's a pull that you'd probably short-arm jab, as Hussey just slaps it through midwicket but doesn't quite time it

11.6

Bresnan to Hussey, 1 run, another run for Hussey, who clips it off his pads through square leg

Shane has some technical advice for Clarke: "Again out playing at a wide one. Got out cutting in the Sydney test. Trouble is he plays it off the crease or on the front foot. He has to go back on his stumps and cut it, it gives you more time to place the shot. Kim Hughes is right this plonking on to front foot is ruinning Aussie Batting, stay still or make your fist movement across not forward, simple."

End of over 12 (4 runs) Australia 33/3 (RR: 2.75)
DJ Hussey    8* (7b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    2-1-4-1
CL White    3* (18b)      A Shahzad    6-1-22-2

Tremlett comes back on now. Interesting move.

12.1

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

12.2

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, well wide of off and Hussey leaves it

12.3

Tremlett to Hussey, OUT, And another bites the dust! Tremlett probes outside off and gets one to seam away a touch, Hussey pushes off the back foot but straight to Strauss at gully, and he takes a good catch

DJ Hussey c Strauss b Tremlett 8 (13m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

I'm sure Australia would love to have Michael Hussey coming out right now. Instead, here's Shaun Marsh, and he has plenty of time to build an innings.

12.4

Tremlett to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh gets off the mark with a flick off his pads through square leg

12.5

Tremlett to White, no run, White watches this one through to Prior as it moves away off the seam

12.6

Tremlett to White, no run, nudged towards the leg side

End of over 13 (1 run) Australia 34/4 (RR: 2.61)
CL White    3* (20b)      CT Tremlett    5-0-7-1
SE Marsh    1* (1b)      TT Bresnan    2-1-4-1

13.1

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, a stifled lbw shout here but that was clearly pitching a long way outside leg

13.2

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, fullish and straight, and Marsh pushes back to the bowler

13.3

Bresnan to Marsh, 1 run, clipped away through midwicket as Bresnan again bowls a touch too straight

13.4

Bresnan to White, no run, bouncer, and White ducks under it - that's another one that is lucky not to have been called a wide

13.5

Bresnan to White, no run, pushed to short cover and can't beat the field

13.6

Bresnan to White, no run, oooh, White slashes at one wide of off and tries to cut hard, but it bounces more than expected and is taken by Prior

End of over 14 (1 run) Australia 35/4 (RR: 2.50)
CL White    3* (23b)      TT Bresnan    3-1-5-1
SE Marsh    2* (4b)      CT Tremlett    5-0-7-1

14.1

Tremlett to Marsh, no run, fullish and swinging back down the line, Marsh defends

14.2

Tremlett to Marsh, 1 run, on the hips, Marsh works it behind square and Matt Prior bolts across to do the fielding and ensures that is only a single

14.3

Tremlett to White, no run, clunked away to mid-off

14.4

Tremlett to White, 1 run, oh, here's a chance, White pulls and top edges high - high - high - and out to square leg, Prior races across and tries to make the ground, hurls himself at the last moment but falls a few inches short of getting his gloves on it. Perhaps he could have left that for fine leg or midwicket running around, but it was a good effort nonetheless

That was a result of the pressure building on White, who doesn't like to be bogged down. He tried to pull a ball that was much too full

14.5

Tremlett to Marsh, no run, defended back down the pitch

14.6

Tremlett to Marsh, no run, defended away safely by Marsh

End of over 15 (2 runs) Australia 37/4 (RR: 2.46)
SE Marsh    3* (8b)      CT Tremlett    6-0-9-1
CL White    4* (25b)      TT Bresnan    3-1-5-1

15.1

Bresnan to White, 1 run, nudged away off the pads through square leg

15.2

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, Marsh cuts into the ground and straight to point

15.3

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, on the pads and Marsh defends

15.4

Bresnan to Marsh, 2 runs, cuts this one fine, getting it away to third man to pick up two runs

15.5

Bresnan to Marsh, 1 run, England continue to target Marsh's pads and body - he pulls this one into the ground and behind square

15.6

Bresnan to White, no run, pushed back down the pitch defensively

End of over 16 (4 runs) Australia 41/4 (RR: 2.56)
CL White    5* (27b)      TT Bresnan    4-1-9-1
SE Marsh    6* (12b)      CT Tremlett    6-0-9-1

That's drinks. Now here's Sahil Dutta. Thanks Brydon. Excellent spell there from you, I must say. England have been rather good haven't they?

16.1

Tremlett to Marsh, 1 run, right, no coverage for that delivery so I can't tell you what happened

16.2

Tremlett to White, 1 run, Tremlett pings another down from 12 ft, hitting back of a length and White finds an inside edge that squirts down to midwicket

16.3

Tremlett to Marsh, no run, England trying to tuck Marsh up, giving him no room outside off and this is defended back to the bowler

16.4

Tremlett to Marsh, 1 wide, Tremlett goes too far on the tuck-him-up approach and slides this down the leg side

16.4

Tremlett to Marsh, no run, back on a length and line now, rewarded with a very correct defence from Marsh and "that's it!" from Prior

16.5

Tremlett to Marsh, no run, this is outside off stump but Marsh lets it go by for Australia's 71st dot ball

16.6

Tremlett to Marsh, no run, dot ball to finish another good over. Good effort from Tremlett to respond from World Cup disappointment with a spell like this

End of over 17 (3 runs) Australia 44/4 (RR: 2.58)
SE Marsh    7* (17b)      CT Tremlett    7-0-12-1
CL White    6* (28b)      TT Bresnan    4-1-9-1

17.1

Bresnan to White, no run, Bresnan has been fuller than Tremlett, suits him better and he lands this around off stump on a length, White eases forward to block

17.2

Bresnan to White, no run, ripper! Pitches on a length and skids away, White's feet are rooted and it climbs past the outside edge

17.3

Bresnan to White, 2 runs, good running earns a couple here, White glancing towards deep square and sprinting hard to come back for the second

17.4

Bresnan to White, 1 run, a misfield! Don't see many from England. Bell is the villain, diving over the ball at short cover to gift a single

17.5

Bresnan to Marsh, 1 wide, banged in very short, Marsh thinks about a hook before deciding against it. The ball swerves late on Prior who has to dive to collect well

17.5

Bresnan to Marsh, 1 leg bye, Bresnan reverts to a fuller length, angling into the hips and Marsh shoves it into the leg side

17.6

Bresnan to White, 1 run, worked away for another single towards square leg

End of over 18 (6 runs) Australia 50/4 (RR: 2.77)
CL White    10* (33b)      TT Bresnan    5-1-14-1
SE Marsh    7* (18b)      CT Tremlett    7-0-12-1

And now for something completely different. Here's Jonathan Trott. Quick he ain't...

18.1

Trott to White, no run, starts with a gentle, wobbling medium-pacer aiming for around off stump. White defends rather respectfully

18.2

Trott to White, 2 runs, no more respect from White! He aims an almighty drive down-town, as Australians like to say, didn't get much of it and it went very high, Tremlett hared after it but couldn't quite catch up

18.3

Trott to White, no run, this time it's back to careful defence

18.4

Trott to White, no run, White aims a mow. Horrid shot really, flat-footed swipe. He momentarily dragged his foot out before grounding it back in the crease. Prior had the bails off to all sorts of excitement but the third umpire confirmed White was home

18.5

Trott to White, FOUR, finally White gets hold of one. I don't think he can stomach the prospect of Trott trundling in and bowling dot balls so aims a well-timed lofted drive well over mid-on for four

18.6

Trott to White, no run, satisfied with his boundary White is happy to nudge this into the leg side. He might have combusted if he didn't get one away off Trott

End of over 19 (6 runs) Australia 56/4 (RR: 2.94)
CL White    16* (39b 1x4)      IJL Trott    1-0-6-0
SE Marsh    7* (18b)      TT Bresnan    5-1-14-1

After an impressive opening from the quicks it's a double change with James Tredwell, on his ODI return, into the attack.

19.1

Tredwell to Marsh, no run, starts accurately, no great turn or bite, but straight and defended

19.2

Tredwell to Marsh, no run, Marsh edges down the wicket and blocks towards Pietersen, who fumbled at point

19.3

Tredwell to Marsh, 2 runs, neatly swept away behind square for a couple

19.4

Tredwell to Marsh, FOUR, lovely shot, minimal effort just good footwork to get to the pitch and chip into the straight midwicket region for four

19.5

Tredwell to Marsh, 1 run, now eased down the ground for a single and the game suddenly seems so much easier for the batsmen

19.6

Tredwell to White, no run, good finish to the over for Tredwell, rolling it down on a sensible length and line and it's patted back to him. Sensible seems the word for Tredwell

End of over 20 (7 runs) Australia 63/4 (RR: 3.15)
CL White    16* (40b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    1-0-7-0
SE Marsh    14* (23b 1x4)      IJL Trott    1-0-6-0

20.1

Trott to Marsh, 1 run, "Aw!" screams Prior, who must be watching a different game. Marsh clipped this neatly to deep square

20.2

Trott to White, 1 run, White's bat is looking a touch broader now and he full-faces this down the ground

20.3

Trott to Marsh, 1 run, a hint of width means Marsh can open the face and run this down to third man

20.4

Trott to White, no run, Trott finds a straight line and good length. White steps forward to defend

20.5

Trott to White, no run, more good lengths and lines from Trott. White picks out Strauss with a leg-side nudge

20.6

Trott to White, 1 run, White has seen enough so aims a drive here, timing it not quite perfectly but well enough to pick a single down to long-on

End of over 21 (4 runs) Australia 67/4 (RR: 3.19)
CL White    18* (44b 1x4)      IJL Trott    2-0-10-0
SE Marsh    16* (25b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    1-0-7-0

21.1

Tredwell to White, no run, hint of spin here as Tredwell rolls it down on a length, it unnerves White a touch in defence

21.2

Tredwell to White, 1 run, more secure for White this time, easing down to long-on

21.3

Tredwell to Marsh, no run, good line and length from Tredwell, nothing more or less than that and Marsh blocks

21.4

Tredwell to Marsh, 1 run, fuller and Marsh squeezed out a well-timed sweep for a single

21.5

Tredwell to White, no run, Tredwell holds this back a touch and White has plenty of time to aim a cut, too much time in fact and he mistimes it

21.6

Tredwell to White, no run, ooh, looked a good shout as White misses an attempted sweep. Probably hit outside the line. England opted not to review

End of over 22 (2 runs) Australia 69/4 (RR: 3.13)
CL White    19* (48b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    2-0-9-0
SE Marsh    17* (27b 1x4)      IJL Trott    2-0-10-0

22.1

Trott to Marsh, 1 run, worked away into space for a single

22.2

Trott to White, 2 runs, full-faced chip-drive from White, clearing the infield to take a couple

22.3

Trott to White, 1 run, touch leg-sided from Trott allows White to lean this into the midwicket region. Steady flow of runs since the quicks left the attack

22.4

Trott to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh drops this to cover, jogs a single. Simple when you know how

22.5

Trott to White, no run, Trott is rewarded for a good length and line, cutting his fingers across the ball, with a forward block

22.6

Trott to White, 1 run, soft hands is not something you think of when talking about White but this was rather delicately placed behind square on the leg side for a strike-stealing single

End of over 23 (6 runs) Australia 75/4 (RR: 3.26)
CL White    23* (52b 1x4)      IJL Trott    3-0-16-0
SE Marsh    19* (29b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    2-0-9-0

Excellent little stand this 42 put on already. Quietly but crucial.

23.1

Tredwell to White, no run, patted back to Tredwell

23.2

Tredwell to White, FOUR, aimed wide of off but White was on the move, heading even further outside off to hammer a sweep fine of deep square for four

23.3

Tredwell to White, 1 run, White gets deep into his crease to punch a drive wide of extra cover for one

23.4

Tredwell to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh gets a single with a well-timed cut, with help from point who dived over the ball

23.5

Tredwell to White, 1 run, another delicate touch from White, uses the slightest hint of width to run a back-cut to third man. Fancy shot for one

23.6

Tredwell to Marsh, 1 run, fifty stand! Good one, too. Marsh pushes this towards point, steals the single. No fuss at all just careful batting

End of over 24 (8 runs) Australia 83/4 (RR: 3.45)
SE Marsh    21* (31b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    3-0-17-0
CL White    29* (56b 2x4)      IJL Trott    3-0-16-0

Strauss, like the rest of us, has had enough of Trott's bowling. Time for the wily whims of Yardy. Expect darts.

24.1

Yardy to Marsh, 1 run, hint of air here actually, fullish length, Marsh works it into the leg side

24.2

Yardy to White, 1 run, starts a touch too short to the right hander and White picks out point with a cut. Trott threw it back poorly to Prior who couldn't take it and allowed an overthrow

24.3

Yardy to Marsh, no run, this time it's worked back to the bowler

24.4

Yardy to Marsh, no run, Marsh aims a booming sweep but can't get hold of it and finds short fine leg

24.5

Yardy to Marsh, no run, classic Yardy. Not a category to fill DVD shops, but still, angled in and cramping Marsh for room on the cut

24.6

Yardy to Marsh, 1 run, this time Marsh earns a single, picking this off into space

End of over 25 (3 runs) Australia 86/4 (RR: 3.44)
SE Marsh    23* (36b 1x4)      MH Yardy    1-0-3-0
CL White    30* (57b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    3-0-17-0

25.1

Tredwell to Marsh, no run, big shot from Marsh brings a big shout from Prior! Marsh edged down the wicket to drive expansively, some spin took it past the outside edge and Prior had the bails off in a flash. Marsh though, was equally swift in getting his back foot back and it looks very tight. Marsh gets the benefit of the doubt

25.2

Tredwell to Marsh, 1 run, after all that fuss this is driven firmly back down the ground for one

25.3

Tredwell to White, 1 run, touch too short from Tredwell but it's sticking in the pitch and White has to heave his cut shot, means the timing isn't ideal so it's just a single to deep point

25.4

Tredwell to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh picks a gap at cover with the softest of hands. These two looking in good order now

25.5

Tredwell to White, no run, big gap either side of Bell at short midwicket but White's leg-side nurdle finds the man

25.6

Tredwell to White, no run, hint of turn and extra bounce keeps White careful as he works this to Bell again at short midwicket

End of over 26 (3 runs) Australia 89/4 (RR: 3.42)
CL White    31* (60b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    4-0-20-0
SE Marsh    25* (39b 1x4)      MH Yardy    1-0-3-0

26.1

Yardy to Marsh, no run, Yardy darts this in full and straight and Marsh can't get the single he wants

26.2

Yardy to Marsh, 1 run, this time it is worked wide of midwicket for a jogged single

26.3

Yardy to White, 1 run, White looking to give himself room, Yardy doesn't let him so it's worked to leg for one

26.4

Yardy to Marsh, 1 run, another single as Marsh sweeps powerfully

26.5

Yardy to White, no run, again White wants room to bang over cover, but Yardy is following him, taking pace off the ball and White has to force a back-foot drive to cover

26.6

Yardy to White, 1 run, same set up as last delivery really, intriguing little battle, White this time gets a single down to long-off with his back-foot drive

End of over 27 (4 runs) Australia 93/4 (RR: 3.44)
CL White    33* (63b 2x4)      MH Yardy    2-0-7-0
SE Marsh    27* (42b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    4-0-20-0

27.1

Tredwell to White, 1 run, White gets deep into his crease to really heave a cut shot, all for a single to deep point

27.2

Tredwell to Marsh, no run, Tredwell holds this back a touch and Marsh has to wait and wait before turning to leg

27.3

Tredwell to Marsh, 1 run, this time he gets a single, picking off into space

27.4

Tredwell to White, 1 run, White pushes down the ground, no fuss, but a very safe single

27.5

Tredwell to Marsh, FOUR, ah, lovely shot. Marsh got all of this. Down on one knee and sweeping very hard into a gap wide of deep square

27.6

Tredwell to Marsh, 1 run, follows up the boundary with a strike-stealing single. Good work from Marsh he's looked a notch above all the other Australian batsmen today

End of over 28 (8 runs) Australia 101/4 (RR: 3.60)
SE Marsh    33* (46b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    5-0-28-0
CL White    35* (65b 2x4)      MH Yardy    2-0-7-0

28.1

Yardy to Marsh, FOUR, another excellent Marsh boundary. Gets deep into his crease and outside leg to time a cut shot wonderfully to the point boundary

28.2

Yardy to Marsh, no run, nothing on offer here as Yardy gets his line tighter to off

28.3

Yardy to Marsh, no run, fired in on a length and line and patted to midwicket

28.4

Yardy to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh earns a single this time pushing down the ground

28.5

Yardy to White, 1 run, White trades another single, gently patted to long-on

28.6

Yardy to Marsh, FOUR, fraction short from Yardy and Marsh has all of it! Gets back, picks the gap he wants wide of long-on and smashes a pull shot straight into that area. Really good stuff from Marsh

End of over 29 (10 runs) Australia 111/4 (RR: 3.82)
SE Marsh    42* (51b 4x4)      MH Yardy    3-0-17-0
CL White    36* (66b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    5-0-28-0

29.1

Tredwell to White, 1 run, White does the sensible thing and pats a single into space to bring Marsh back on strike

29.2

Tredwell to Marsh, no run, Marsh down the wicket but blocks back to the bowler

29.3

Tredwell to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh wants a single at least every ball and he happily pushes this down the ground for one

29.4

Tredwell to White, 1 run, White repeats the dose, driving carefully down to long-on

29.5

Tredwell to Marsh, no run, Tredwell tosses this up a fraction and is rewarded with a respectful block

29.6

Tredwell to Marsh, 3 runs, even the edges working for Marsh now. This squirts off the outside edge down past short third man for three

End of over 30 (6 runs) Australia 117/4 (RR: 3.90)
SE Marsh    46* (55b 4x4)      JC Tredwell    6-0-34-0
CL White    38* (68b 2x4)      MH Yardy    3-0-17-0

30.1

Yardy to Marsh, 1 run, full-faced guide past the bowler

30.2

Yardy to White, 1 run, flick of the wrists earns White a single towards square leg

30.3

Yardy to Marsh, no run, fuller and quicker from Yardy, Marsh jabs a defence down on time

30.4

Yardy to Marsh, no run, ooh, Marsh aims a nothing sort of dab cut that almost cannons onto the stumps, bounces over, hits Prior's gloves and bobbles onto the stumps. Creating all kinds of confusion

30.5

Yardy to Marsh, no run, tossed up this time and defended

30.6

Yardy to Marsh, 1 run, carefully angled away square on the off side

End of over 31 (3 runs) Australia 120/4 (RR: 3.87)
SE Marsh    48* (60b 4x4)      MH Yardy    4-0-20-0
CL White    39* (69b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    6-0-34-0

Good move from Strauss, he knows this partnership needs to break so has recalled Shahzad. Could do with I slip I reckon..

31.1

Shahzad to Marsh, no run, starts very well, bang on target. Marsh has to hurry forward into a defence

31.2

Shahzad to Marsh, no run, good energy from Shahzad already, finding extra bounce from a length that jars the splice as Marsh defends

31.3

Shahzad to Marsh, 1 run, well played here, Marsh uses the fraction of width to angle this to third man

31.4

Shahzad to White, no run, straight onto the ideal off-stump line to the right-hander this time. White securely behind it to defend

31.5

Shahzad to White, 1 run, too much width allows White to free his arms with a back-foot drive, only earns a single but he's a good wingman for Marsh at the moment

31.6

Shahzad to Marsh, 1 wide, oops, Shahzad gets his line wrong, slipping down the leg side

31.6

Shahzad to Marsh, 1 wide, and again! The crowd love it, which is a sign of the times. Shoved down the leg side again

31.6

Shahzad to Marsh, 2 runs, fifty for Marsh! Now the crowd have something to cheer about. Gets there in style too, clipping off his legs for a couple. Crucial fifty that off 64 deliveries

End of over 32 (6 runs) Australia 126/4 (RR: 3.93)
SE Marsh    51* (64b 4x4)      A Shahzad    7-1-28-2
CL White    40* (71b 2x4)      MH Yardy    4-0-20-0

32.1

Yardy to White, no run, slow and loopy from Yardy, which is rare. Marsh defends carefully

32.2

Yardy to White, 1 wide, White lines up a reverse-sweep, Yardy responds by shoving it too far down the leg side

32.2

Yardy to White, no run, blocked carefully off the back foot to cover

32.3

Yardy to White, 1 run, White edges down the wicket, lining up a booming drive before deciding on a more careful pat

32.4

Yardy to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh down the wicket now, picking off a single to long-on

32.5

Yardy to White, FOUR, ah this is a wonderful, wonderful shot. Easing down the track and rather than smack it, White picked out a gap wide of long-off and timed it away for four

32.6

Yardy to White, OUT, Yardy strikes, soft dismissal that. Held back and tossed up from the bowler, White was a touch early on a drive but rather than go through with the shot he checked it, chipped it back wide of Yardy who dived smartly to his left to take the catch. England really needed that

CL White c & b Yardy 45 (106m 76b 3x4 0x6) SR: 59.21

End of over 33 (7 runs) Australia 133/5 (RR: 4.03)
     MH Yardy    5-0-27-1
SE Marsh    52* (65b 4x4)      A Shahzad    7-1-28-2

33.1

Shahzad to Marsh, no run, this hurries Marsh in defence here, thudding into the pads

33.2

Shahzad to Marsh, 2 runs, eep, all the England supporters gasp as Tremlett dives to field smartly on the fine-leg boundary. Not a natural but good work to save a boundary as Marsh clipped off his pads

33.3

Shahzad to Marsh, 1 run, Shahzad around the wicket and finds an inside edge that bobbles off the body and Smith calls through a swift single

33.4

Shahzad to Smith, no run, ooh, Smith plays back to a full ball, gets into a strange position but defends well

33.5

Shahzad to Smith, OUT, another drag-on! Smith departs. Awful shot. Feet stuck in place and aiming a booming drive well wide of off, comes off the inside edge and cannons onto the stumps

SPD Smith b Shahzad 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Nathan Hauritz finally gets an international game. He should have been playing the first Test...

33.6

Shahzad to Hauritz, 1 run, starts with a thick outside edge that goes well wide of the newly-installed slip

End of over 34 (4 runs) Australia 137/6 (RR: 4.02)
NM Hauritz    1* (1b)      A Shahzad    8-1-32-3
SE Marsh    55* (68b 4x4)      MH Yardy    5-0-27-1

34.1

Yardy to Hauritz, no run, Hauritz has to stay with Marsh here and starts well enough by defending back to the bowler

34.2

Yardy to Hauritz, no run, worked back to the bowler again

34.3

Yardy to Hauritz, 1 run, this time Yardy gets a single, picking off into space on the leg side

34.4

Yardy to Marsh, no run, Marsh stands tall to pat a defence towards midwicket

34.5

Yardy to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh down the wicket and drives sweetly but Pietersen scoots round to field well at long-off

34.6

Yardy to Hauritz, no run, neatly defended back to the bowler

Time for a change here. Brydon Coverdale on comms

End of over 35 (2 runs) Australia 139/6 (RR: 3.97)
NM Hauritz    2* (5b)      MH Yardy    6-0-29-1
SE Marsh    56* (70b 4x4)      A Shahzad    8-1-32-3

Thanks S-Dawg. What a horrid shot that was from Smith. Horrid, horrid, horrid.

35.1

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, Marsh defends back down the pitch

35.2

Bresnan to Marsh, 1 run, flicked away off the pads

35.3

Bresnan to Hauritz, OUT, and Australia's downward spiral continues. Hauritz has just tried to flick this uppishly over square leg but gets it too high and Trott running around from fine leg has time to make his ground and slides to take a very good catch, nearly face-planting in the process

NM Hauritz c Trott b Bresnan 2 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Brett Lee now has a long time to survive, but Marsh is on strike as the batsmen crossed.

35.4

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, on the pads, can't quite get it away

35.5

Bresnan to Marsh, 2 runs, short and wide, Marsh cuts hard and forward of point, that's a very good shot but Pietersen in the deep runs around to make a terrific save on the boundary

35.6

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, defended back down the pitch

End of over 36 (3 runs) Australia 142/7 (RR: 3.94)
SE Marsh    59* (75b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    6-1-17-2
B Lee    0* (0b)      MH Yardy    6-0-29-1

36.1

Yardy to Lee, no run, Lee on the back foot defends back towards Yardy

36.2

Yardy to Lee, no run, worked away to midwicket

36.3

Yardy to Lee, no run, down leg side and Lee pulls, but there's a short fine leg who saves the single

36.4

Yardy to Lee, no run, Lee leans forward to defend

36.5

Yardy to Lee, OUT, gone! Yardy strikes, and this one simply moves on with the arm, a bit quicker and Lee plays all around it, trying to guide it through the slips. The ball crashes into off stump, and Australia crash towards an extremely disappointing total.

B Lee b Yardy 0 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

So, there's only Doug Bollinger and Shaun Tait to come. I can't see either of them surviving for 14 overs, unless Marsh does some outstanding milking of the strike.

36.6

Yardy to Bollinger, no run, there's a confident lbw shout immediately, but it's turned down by Tony Hill and Strauss decides against a review

"Great. Not only has Marsh replaced M Hussey, but also had a taste of how he must have felt in the first three tests," sighs Dave.

End of over 37 (wicket maiden) Australia 142/8 (RR: 3.83)
DE Bollinger    0* (1b)      MH Yardy    7-1-29-2
SE Marsh    59* (75b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    6-1-17-2

Shaun Marsh has decided to take the Batting Powerplay and see what he can manufacture with the field up. Here's Tremlett.

37.1

Tremlett to Marsh, no run, on the hips, but Marsh can't get it away

37.2

Tremlett to Marsh, 1 run, full and straight, Marsh clips it to long-on and can't get back for a second, so Dougie has to face up now

37.3

Tremlett to Bollinger, 1 run, Bollinger's off the mark, he clunks one into the ground and it drops at his feet, Marsh calls him through for a quick single

37.4

Tremlett to Marsh, no run, slower ball, good variation as it wasn't that much slower at 124kph, and Marsh could only bunt back down the pitch

37.5

Tremlett to Marsh, 1 run, on the pads again, Marsh clips it through midwicket for a single

37.6

Tremlett to Bollinger, 2 runs, almost yorker length now and Bollinger does really well to push that back past the bowler, and hits it well enough to get back for two, to ensure Marsh has the strike

End of over 38 (5 runs) Australia 147/8 (RR: 3.86)
DE Bollinger    3* (3b)      CT Tremlett    8-0-17-1
SE Marsh    61* (79b 4x4)      MH Yardy    7-1-29-2

And with that, Dougie has just equalled his highest ODI score of 3. Ahem. Here's Ajmal Shahzad, who has been excellent today.

38.1

Shahzad to Marsh, 1 wide, wide down leg side to start with, and Marsh lets it through to Prior

38.1

Shahzad to Marsh, no run, pushed back down the pitch

38.2

Shahzad to Marsh, 1 wide, aaah, another wide down leg side, Shahzad hasn't got his line right in this over

38.2

Shahzad to Marsh, no run, better line now as it's full and straight, Marsh gets an inside edge onto the pad and it runs along the ground to Prior

38.3

Shahzad to Marsh, no run, ooh, Shahzad has dropped a tough return chance! Marsh drove it hard back at the bowler, who thrust his right hand out and couldn't hold on - not an easy one by any means but had that stuck it would have been massive trouble for Australia

38.4

Shahzad to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh cuts hard to point and they come through for a hesitant single, Morgan's throw at the bowler's end isn't accurate enough

38.5

Shahzad to Bollinger, no run, pushed to the off side

38.6

Shahzad to Bollinger, no run, thwacked into the pitch and back at the bowler! Dougie gets it off the middle, but Shahzad deflects the ball to mid-off and prevents a run

End of over 39 (3 runs) Australia 150/8 (RR: 3.84)
DE Bollinger    3* (5b)      A Shahzad    9-1-35-3
SE Marsh    62* (83b 4x4)      CT Tremlett    8-0-17-1

39.1

Tremlett to Marsh, 1 run, swinging down the leg side, Marsh clips it fine but it's picked up by Shahzad at fine leg

39.2

Tremlett to Bollinger, no run, oh, Dougie, what are you doing? He's pushed it straight to gully and taken off for a run, sensibly sent back by Marsh, and the throw from gully missed but Bollinger was in trouble had it hit

39.3

Tremlett to Bollinger, no run, beats the bat now, as he tries to force it through cover

"I'm not sure if Dougie has remembered that he can't bat," says Ian Healy on commentary.

39.4

Tremlett to Bollinger, 1 run, pushed out through wide mid-off for a single

39.5

Tremlett to Marsh, 1 run, again Tremlett aims at the pads of Marsh, who flicks through square leg

Yardy has taken a massive divot out of the ground with his knee, diving to stop that ball, and he seems to have hurt himself. The physio is out, checking his right knee. It doesn't look dreadfully serious, but he's not exactly moving well. He's stayed on the field.

39.6

Tremlett to Bollinger, 2 runs, Bollinger throws everything at a pull and slaps it behind square, wide enough of fine leg that he can scurry back for a well-judged second run

End of over 40 (5 runs) Australia 155/8 (RR: 3.87)
DE Bollinger    6* (9b)      CT Tremlett    9-0-22-1
SE Marsh    64* (85b 4x4)      A Shahzad    9-1-35-3

40.1

Shahzad to Marsh, FOUR, and there's a boundary, we haven't seen many of them lately. It's swinging on to the pads, which has been a definite plan to Marsh, and he's flicked it through the gap at square leg along the ground, all the way to the boundary

40.2

Shahzad to Marsh, 1 run, drives down the ground this time, in the air and it bounces to long-on

40.3

Shahzad to Bollinger, 1 run, hmm, Bollinger has got away with one here, he's pulled and got a top edge that lobs safely in the infield. Not smart from Bollinger, with ten overs still to bat

40.4

Shahzad to Marsh, 4 leg byes, ah, four more runs now as Marsh just gets a bit of pad on this and it beats the diving Prior, and trickles away to the boundary

40.5

Shahzad to Marsh, 1 run, on the hips now and Marsh tickles it around the corner

40.6

Shahzad to Bollinger, 1 run, full and straight, Bollinger drives to mid-on and takes off for a quick single, keeping the strike. And the throw from mid-on hits the stumps and allows an overthrow, so in fact Marsh will have the strike. But what's happened here? Tony Hill might have called over already, so the overthrow has been disallowed.

That was a very useful over for Australia.

End of over 41 (12 runs) Australia 167/8 (RR: 4.07)
DE Bollinger    8* (11b)      A Shahzad    10-1-43-3
SE Marsh    70* (89b 5x4)      CT Tremlett    9-0-22-1

41.1

Bresnan to Bollinger, FOUR, and an angry Dougie takes his frustration out with a powerful crunch through cover, finding the gap and finding the boundary!

41.2

Bresnan to Bollinger, 1 run, flicked away through square leg

41.3

Bresnan to Marsh, 2 runs, good, hard running from Marsh, who clips a couple behind square leg

41.4

Bresnan to Marsh, 1 run, oooh, a missed run-out chance here as Marsh cuts fine, and hesitates while taking the single, Trott's throw at the non-striker's end from point would have had Marsh out by miles, but it's missed

41.5

Bresnan to Bollinger, 1 run, ooh, Bollinger tries the pull again and mistimes it again! It lobs up towards mid-on and lands safely

41.6

Bresnan to Marsh, 2 runs, good drive back past the bowler from Marsh, who picks up two more

End of over 42 (11 runs) Australia 178/8 (RR: 4.23)
SE Marsh    75* (92b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    7-1-28-2
DE Bollinger    14* (14b 1x4)      A Shahzad    10-1-43-3

So, 36 have come from the powerplay, and that has worked well for Australia. Now the field goes back, and Yardy comes back.

42.1

Yardy to Bollinger, FOUR, what a good shot from Bollinger! He's rocked back and cut that through cover, all the way along the ground to the boundary!

42.2

Yardy to Bollinger, 1 run, flicked away through midwicket to give Marsh the strike

42.3

Yardy to Marsh, 2 runs, angled in to the pads of Marsh, who clips through midwicket and gets two runs, Bollinger dives headlong into his ground at the non-striker's end to beat the throw

42.4

Yardy to Marsh, SIX, ah, there goes Marsh! He's advanced to Yardy and just lifted him with excellent timing over wide midwicket, and has cleared the boundary

42.5

Yardy to Marsh, no run, turned away behind square leg

42.6

Yardy to Marsh, no run, pushed away to midwicket and can't get the single

End of over 43 (13 runs) Australia 191/8 (RR: 4.44)
SE Marsh    83* (96b 5x4 1x6)      MH Yardy    8-1-42-2
DE Bollinger    19* (16b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    7-1-28-2

Spin from both ends now. Tredwell comes on.

43.1

Tredwell to Bollinger, no run, pushed away defensively to the off side

43.2

Tredwell to Bollinger, 1 run, and one block is enough for Bollinger, who throws everything at a slap back past the bowler to get a single to long-on, and would you believe it, that's the 50 partnership

43.3

Tredwell to Marsh, 1 run, driven away through cover

43.4

Tredwell to Bollinger, FOUR, oh, another ripper from Douglas Bollinger! He's quickly on to the back foot and makes Tredwell's ball look shorter than it was, crunching it through cover for another boundary!

43.5

Tredwell to Bollinger, no run, and this time he defends with supreme concentration

43.6

Tredwell to Bollinger, 1 run, and another single as Bollinger turns it to short fine leg

End of over 44 (7 runs) Australia 198/8 (RR: 4.50)
DE Bollinger    25* (21b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    7-0-41-0
SE Marsh    84* (97b 5x4 1x6)      MH Yardy    8-1-42-2

44.1

Yardy to Bollinger, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump and Bollinger jams a drive back down to long-on

44.2

Yardy to Marsh, 3 runs, quicker and flatter and Marsh has done really well to cut that fine and out of reach of the backward point, but the slide from the man in the deep keeps that to three

44.3

Yardy to Bollinger, 1 run, Bollinger advances and smashes it on the bounce to long on

44.4

Yardy to Marsh, FOUR, oh yes! That's class from Marsh as he lifts Yardy over wide midwicket, and the most impressive thing about that is his placement, there's nobody in the deep there so it's a safe shot

44.5

Yardy to Marsh, FOUR, another boundary and Marsh moves to 95! He's slog swept that one with power, just wide of the man in the deep and it bounces over the rope

44.6

Yardy to Marsh, SIX, Marsh brings up his century with a six! Oh, what a moment for Marsh! He's launched a big slog sweep high, really high and for a moment it seemed it was going to fall short, but the man at deep wide midwicket backed back and tripped over the rope as that ball landed safely a couple of metres over the boundary

What a wonderful innings from Marsh, who isn't even in Australia's World Cup squad.

End of over 45 (19 runs) Australia 217/8 (RR: 4.82)
SE Marsh    101* (101b 7x4 2x6)      MH Yardy    9-1-61-2
DE Bollinger    27* (23b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    7-0-41-0

45.1

Bresnan to Bollinger, no run, punched back down towards mid off

45.2

Bresnan to Bollinger, no run, Bollinger backs away and tries to slap it through cover, can't connect

45.3

Bresnan to Bollinger, 1 run, nudged back past the bowler for a quick single, good, sensible stuff from Bollinger

45.4

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, good yorker from Bresnan, and Marsh keeps it out

45.5

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, full toss on the leg side, Marsh works it to square leg but can't get a run - a run-out chance is missed as Bollinger sent Marsh back

45.6

Bresnan to Marsh, 1 run, on the stumps now and Marsh pushes to cover to keep the strike

End of over 46 (2 runs) Australia 219/8 (RR: 4.76)
SE Marsh    102* (104b 7x4 2x6)      TT Bresnan    8-1-30-2
DE Bollinger    28* (26b 3x4)      MH Yardy    9-1-61-2

46.1

Tredwell to Marsh, no run, driven to cover, can't find the gap

46.2

Tredwell to Marsh, no run, smashed back at Tredwell, who does really well to field off his own bowling and prevent a run

46.3

Tredwell to Marsh, no run, another cover drive finds the fielder

46.4

Tredwell to Marsh, 1 run, pushed back down to mid on for a single

And this is now Australia's all-time best ninth-wicket partnership in ODIs.

46.5

Tredwell to Bollinger, 1 run, Bollinger goes the slog, but gets an inside edge to short fine leg

46.6

Tredwell to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh drives a full toss to long-on

End of over 47 (3 runs) Australia 222/8 (RR: 4.72)
SE Marsh    104* (109b 7x4 2x6)      JC Tredwell    8-0-44-0
DE Bollinger    29* (27b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    8-1-30-2

Well, Marsh and Bollinger have really brought this match to life. Can they finish with a bang and get Australia up to 250?

47.1

Bresnan to Marsh, no run, goes for the slog but doesn't middle it

47.2

Bresnan to Marsh, FOUR, another boundary, Marsh is really hitting the ball well and finding the gaps - this one is flicked over square leg and bounces away to the rope

47.3

Bresnan to Marsh, 1 run, he's gone for the pull now but there's a man in the deep, who cuts that off

47.4

Bresnan to Bollinger, 1 leg bye, bouncer! Bollinger goes for the hook, but it's crashed into his helmet and run away to third man for a leg bye. He doesn't look in too much strife, he's just bending down to do up his shoelace. He's fine!

47.5

Bresnan to Marsh, 1 run, full and on leg side, clipped to square leg

47.6

Bresnan to Bollinger, 1 run, pushed to point and the call is "noo, yessss", and yet another throw from England misses the stumps - they've had their chances, and Marsh might have been in trouble at the striker's end again there

End of over 48 (8 runs) Australia 230/8 (RR: 4.79)
DE Bollinger    30* (29b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    9-1-37-2
SE Marsh    110* (113b 8x4 2x6)      JC Tredwell    8-0-44-0

Tremlett and Bresnan to bowl out, you'd think.

48.1

Tremlett to Bollinger, OUT, aah, Dougie's wonderful innings comes to an end! He's slapped Tremlett back over his head and in the air, but running around from mid-off is Shahzad, who actually takes a really good catch running back with the flight

DE Bollinger c Shahzad b Tremlett 30 (51m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Shaun Tait now has 11 balls to survive, but the batsmen crossed so at least Marsh will be on strike for now.

48.2

Tremlett to Marsh, OUT, ah, well, that's a rather unexpected end, as Marsh flicks high in the air to deep midwicket and the catch is taken

SE Marsh c Bell b Tremlett 110 (147m 114b 8x4 2x6) SR: 96.49

Australia have reached 230, which will make it an interesting chase after they looked like they'd struggle to get 170. Marsh was really magnificent, coming in at the unfamiliar No.6 position and rescuing his team from a massive hole. And what a slap-happy effort from Doug Bollinger.

Sahil will be back after the innings break to guide you through the chase.

Series Results
Australia v England at Perth - Feb 6, 2011
Australia won by 57 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2011
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Brisbane - Jan 30, 2011
Australia won by 51 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 26, 2011
England won by 21 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 23, 2011
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
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Jan 21, 2011

Shane Watson celebrates Eoin Morgan's dismissal, Australia v England, 2nd ODI, Hobart, January 21, 2011

Shane Watson celebrates Eoin Morgan's dismissal

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Jan 21, 2011

Australia had plenty to smile about after their 46-run win, Australia v England, 2nd ODI, Hobart, January 21, 2011

Australia had plenty to smile about after their 46-run win

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