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England in Australia ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Australia v England

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)

2.20pm The players are out in the middle, and England are ready to try to fight back in to this series. Prior and Strauss are opening up, and it will be Brett Lee to bowl the first over.

I'm Brydon Coverdale and I'll be joined later by Sahil Dutta.

1.50pm Andrew Strauss has won the toss and England will bat.

Luke Wright has been named in England's side, he will replace James Tredwell. And Paul Collingwood comes back in for Pietersen, while Chris Woakes makes his ODI debut as a replacement for Tim Bresnan.

England 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Matt Prior (wk), 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Ian Bell, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Paul Collingwood, 7 Luke Wright, 8 Michael Yardy, 9 Chris Woakes, 10 Ajmal Shahzad, 11 Chris Tremlett

Michael Clarke says: "I'm happy England are playing just the one spinner, that's for sure."

And Shaun Marsh, the matchwinner for Australia on Friday, has been promoted to No. 3. The Australians are clearly keen to retain Watson and Haddin as the opening pair for the World Cup, but Marsh does get some reward and Clarke will drop down the order.

John Hastings is in the side to replace the injured Tait, and as expected, Xavier Doherty comes in for Hauritz.

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

1.40pm Hello again, welcome to the third ODI between Australia and England at the SCG, where I'm pleased to tell you the weather is perfect.

But in not so good news for England, Kevin Pietersen has a groin strain and will not play, and Tim Bresnan is also out with a calf injury. The teams are not yet official, but it seems likely Paul Collingwood might come in, and Chris Woakes could get an opportunity.

For Australia, Shaun Tait hurt his thigh during Friday's win, and he won't play. Nor, of course, will Nathan Hauritz, after that gut-churning shoulder dislocation he suffered in the field. Hauritz will have arthroscopic surgery in a bid to make him available for the World Cup, though I'm sure Xavier Doherty senses a door has been pushed ajar for him.

0.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, good line immediately, just outside off and straightening a fraction, Strauss leaves it

0.2

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss gets England off the mark with a single to deep square leg as Lee swings one on to the pads

0.3

Lee to Prior, no run, ah, really good swing away from Prior, who pushes the bat outside off and fortunately for him, doesn't get an edge

0.4

Lee to Prior, no run, straighter this time and Prior leaves it

0.5

Lee to Prior, OUT, Prior is gone in the first over! Ah, the Prior opening experiment is really not working for England. Lee has angled one back in and Prior is struck on the pad, low down, and given out. He asks for a review but that is plumb. He's gone!

MJ Prior lbw b Lee 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.6

Lee to Trott, no run, Trott gets behind his first ball and defends back down the pitch

End of over 1 (1 run) England 1/1 (RR: 1.00)
IJL Trott    0* (1b)      B Lee    1-0-1-1
AJ Strauss    1* (2b)     

Here's Bollinger to share the new ball. He was on fire in Hobart on Friday.

1.1

Bollinger to Strauss, 1 run, oh, an edge immediately but Strauss gets away with it, as the ball flies wide of second slip. That was a genuine edge, not a deliberate glide

1.2

Bollinger to Trott, 1 run, Trott walks across and works a single to square leg to get off the mark

1.3

Bollinger to Strauss, 2 runs, banged in short of a length and Strauss is on to the pull, there's a man in the deep but he can't prevent a second run, although a quicker throw might have had Strauss in trouble

1.4

Bollinger to Strauss, no run, defended back to Bollinger

1.5

Bollinger to Strauss, 2 runs, on the pads, not a great delivery from Bollinger, and Strauss whips it behind square leg

1.6

Bollinger to Strauss, no run, solidly defended as Bollinger probes outside off, he hasn't found any swing in this over

"I think Prior should bat at 6 and Bell should open the innings. They have to find out the right combination in the next ODIs before the World Cup," says Uzair.

I think you may have a point.

End of over 2 (6 runs) England 7/1 (RR: 3.50)
AJ Strauss    6* (7b)      DE Bollinger    1-0-6-0
IJL Trott    1* (2b)      B Lee    1-0-1-1

2.1

Lee to Trott, no run, Lee hits the right line just outside off again, and Trott defends

2.2

Lee to Trott, no run, there's an lbw shout from Lee, at first he was hesitant but then really convinced himself. Gary Baxter says not out, and Trott was on the walk and hit above the roll, so you'd have to think that was too high

2.3

Lee to Trott, 1 run, pulled through square leg

2.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, just outside off again, Strauss pushes to cover

2.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, again Brett Lee gives Strauss no width, and the batsman defends

2.6

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss whips one from middle and leg through square leg to pick up a single

Lee has been really accurate so far, an impressive start from him.

End of over 3 (2 runs) England 9/1 (RR: 3.00)
AJ Strauss    7* (10b)      B Lee    2-0-3-1
IJL Trott    2* (5b)      DE Bollinger    1-0-6-0

3.1

Bollinger to Strauss, no run, full and straight from Bollinger, Strauss clips to midwicket

3.2

Bollinger to Strauss, no run, banged in short and Strauss goes for the pull, but gets a bottom edge on to his body

3.3

Bollinger to Strauss, 1 run, this time Strauss does get the pull away through midwicket, but Clarke has set a man in the deep for that very shot, and Marsh keeps it to a single

3.4

Bollinger to Trott, 1 run, a quick single now as Trott pushes gently past the bowler, Hastings at mid-off dives across to prevent any more than a single

3.5

Bollinger to Strauss, no run, nips back in a touch off the seam, Strauss punches to cover

3.6

Bollinger to Strauss, no run, driven down to mid-on and again Hastings does the fielding

End of over 4 (2 runs) England 11/1 (RR: 2.75)
AJ Strauss    8* (15b)      DE Bollinger    2-0-8-0
IJL Trott    3* (6b)      B Lee    2-0-3-1

4.1

Lee to Trott, (no ball) FOUR, there's the first boundary of the day, and what a good cover-drive it is, picking the gap and timing it to perfection. And to add to Lee's frustration, it was a no-ball

there's a free hit coming up, and Clarke tries to change the field, but the umpires tell him that's not allowed

4.1

Lee to Trott, no run, Lee bowls the slower ball and for some reason, despite it being a free hit, Trott doesn't have a swing! Very odd

4.2

Lee to Trott, 1 run, edged away through a vacant fourth slip area, and it's collected at third man

4.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, good fielding at point, Strauss went for the big drive and it was saved by a diving Marsh

4.4

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss tries to force one through cover and doesn't time it, but gets a quick single all the same

4.5

Lee to Trott, no run, driven away to cover but Trott can't find the gap

4.6

Lee to Trott, no run, pushed back past the bowler but straight to mid-off

End of over 5 (7 runs) England 18/1 (RR: 3.60)
IJL Trott    8* (11b 1x4)      B Lee    3-0-10-1
AJ Strauss    9* (17b)      DE Bollinger    2-0-8-0

And we have an early change. John Hastings, in his third ODI, will have a trundle.

5.1

Hastings to Strauss, no run, he pushes it across Strauss, who cuts straight to point

5.2

Hastings to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss throws the kitchen sink at this one and almost gets caught! He's slashed hard at a cut and Smith at point hurled himself to his left, just couldn't get a fingertip to it

5.3

Hastings to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss is going after Hastings! He's gone over wide mid-off now, and this is a much safer shot, finding the gap and the boundary

5.4

Hastings to Strauss, no run, straighter line now and Strauss nudges to mid off

5.5

Hastings to Strauss, 1 run, clipped through midwicket for another run

5.6

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, a bit too straight for Trott, who enjoys clipping one off his hips through square leg

End of over 6 (10 runs) England 28/1 (RR: 4.66)
IJL Trott    9* (12b 1x4)      JW Hastings    1-0-10-0
AJ Strauss    18* (22b 2x4)      B Lee    3-0-10-1

6.1

Lee to Trott, no run, ah, that's a ripper, quick and bouncing more than Trott expected, he looks to dab a cut away and it whizzes over his top edge

6.2

Lee to Trott, 1 run, Trott takes one from outside off and whips it through midwicket

6.3

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss goes for the pull yet again, and once more it's collected at deep square leg, he's struggling to find the boundary from that shot

6.4

Lee to Trott, 1 run, Lee gives Trott a bit of width now and a solid cover drive could easily have raced through to the boundary, but Clarke makes a very good diving save to his left

6.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, Strauss drives a bump ball back over the head of Lee

6.6

Lee to Strauss, 2 runs, a slower bouncer this time and Strauss swivels a pull behind square leg, it looks like making the rope but Smith makes a diving save

End of over 7 (5 runs) England 33/1 (RR: 4.71)
AJ Strauss    21* (25b 2x4)      B Lee    4-0-15-1
IJL Trott    11* (15b 1x4)      JW Hastings    1-0-10-0

7.1

Hastings to Trott, no run, Trott decides he too will go after Hastings, advancing down the pitch, but he misses his attempted cut

7.2

Hastings to Trott, 1 wide, bouncer, but it's too high and it's called a wide

7.2

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, Trott walks across outside off and guides a wide-ish one to third man

Haddin gets the helmet on now and comes up to the stumps to keep Strauss in his crease

7.3

Hastings to Strauss, 1 run, a bit too short from Hastings and Strauss pulls to deep midwicket

7.4

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, guided away to third man as Hastings makes Trott play to off, not getting too straight to him

7.5

Hastings to Strauss, 1 run, clipped off middle by Strauss, who gets a single behind square leg

7.6

Hastings to Trott, OUT, oh no! A comedy of errors from both teams, and the end result is a run-out, but who has to go? Trott pushed to midwicket, where there was a misfield by Hussey, who knocks it down to mid-on, where Doherty underarmed to the bowler's end and missed the stumps - but by this stage Strauss had turned back halfway through the single, and both batsmen were racing to the bowler's end. So the miss was backed up by Clarke, who threw to Haddin, who took the bails off with both batsmen at the other end of the pitch. Trott has beaten Strauss home, so Strauss has to go!

AJ Strauss run out 23 (39m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.18

End of over 8 (5 runs) England 38/2 (RR: 4.75)
IJL Trott    13* (19b 1x4)      JW Hastings    2-0-15-0
     B Lee    4-0-15-1

Bollinger comes back on

8.1

Bollinger to Trott, no run, a full toss to start with, and it's edged into the ground and through to Haddin

8.2

Bollinger to Trott, 2 runs, fullish and straight, it's clipped through square leg

8.3

Bollinger to Trott, 1 run, driven to cover and Trott gets a single

8.4

Bollinger to Bell, no run, Bell pushes his first ball to cover

8.5

Bollinger to Bell, no run, ah, big swing from Bell, who tries an expansive cover drive and doesn't get any bat on a ball angled across him

8.6

Bollinger to Bell, no run, guided to point and can't find a run

End of over 9 (3 runs) England 41/2 (RR: 4.55)
IR Bell    0* (3b)      DE Bollinger    3-0-11-0
IJL Trott    16* (22b 1x4)      JW Hastings    2-0-15-0

9.1

Hastings to Trott, no run, Trott tries to swivel a pull but gets an edge on to his body, Haddin is still up to the stumps for Hastings

9.2

Hastings to Trott, no run, pushed wide of mid-off and can't find a run as Lee does the fielding

9.3

Hastings to Trott, no run, clipped to short midwicket

9.4

Hastings to Trott, FOUR, Hastings forces Trott wide of off and he has a swing, getting a thick edge that flies safely away through the vacant slip region for a boundary

9.5

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, guided very deliberately this time to third man

9.6

Hastings to Bell, 1 run, and Bell gets off the mark with a similar guide to third man, just opening the face

End of over 10 (6 runs) England 47/2 (RR: 4.70)
IR Bell    1* (4b)      JW Hastings    3-0-21-0
IJL Trott    21* (27b 2x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-11-0

And no surprise - Michael Clarke has taken the Bowling Powerplay.

10.1

Bollinger to Bell, FOUR, good shot from Bell, he uses his feet and then forces it through cover and it races away to the boundary

10.2

Bollinger to Bell, 1 run, another guide to third man, Bell opens the face and runs the ball along the ground

10.3

Bollinger to Trott, no run, Trott dances down the pitch now and tries to slam Bollinger through cover, but he can't make contact with the ball

10.4

Bollinger to Trott, 1 run, clipped through square leg

10.5

Bollinger to Bell, 2 runs, Bell walks across almost Trott-like now, and clips one uppishly from leg stump over square leg, picks up a couple of runs

10.6

Bollinger to Bell, no run, tries to go for a late cut this time but doesn't connect

End of over 11 (8 runs) England 55/2 (RR: 5.00)
IR Bell    8* (8b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    4-0-19-0
IJL Trott    22* (29b 2x4)      JW Hastings    3-0-21-0

Watson is at a floating slip now, in an effort to stop that guide to third man

11.1

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, Trott now flicks it from outside off behind square leg and that's very good fielding by Smith on the boundary to keep that to a single

11.2

Hastings to Bell, no run, wide of off now and Bell cuts to point

11.3

Hastings to Bell, no run, defended right down at his feet

11.4

Hastings to Bell, no run, ah, good slower ball from Hastings and he goes really wide of off, drawing Bell into a swipe and he almost falls out of his crease as Haddin whips the bails off, but Bell is safe

11.5

Hastings to Bell, 1 run, quicker and bouncier now, and Bell steers it to third man

11.6

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, oh, another slower one and Hastings almost creates a chance as Trott drives it back past the bowler, in the air but out of reach, and gets a single

End of over 12 (3 runs) England 58/2 (RR: 4.83)
IJL Trott    24* (31b 2x4)      JW Hastings    4-0-24-0
IR Bell    9* (12b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    4-0-19-0

Here's Shane Watson for his first spell. Bollinger is being used in short, sharp, Shaun Tait-like spells.

12.1

Watson to Trott, 1 run, flicked through square leg

Haddin is up to the stumps to Watson as well

12.2

Watson to Bell, 1 run, angling in to the pads, and it's clipped through square leg

12.3

Watson to Trott, 1 run, fullish and just outside off, Trott opens the face and gets another run to third man, who has been busy in the last few overs

12.4

Watson to Bell, no run, Bell tries a big drive outside off and misses - Haddin makes the take as the ball cannons into his palms

12.5

Watson to Bell, no run, good accuracy from Watson, and Bell pushes to off

12.6

Watson to Bell, OUT, gone! Good return catch from Watson! Bell tried to work it from outside off through the leg side, a-la Trott, but got a leading edge and Watson hurled himself to his left to take a very sharp catch

IR Bell c & b Watson 10 (21m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

End of over 13 (3 runs) England 61/3 (RR: 4.69)
     SR Watson    1-0-3-1
IJL Trott    26* (33b 2x4)      JW Hastings    4-0-24-0

Eoin Morgan makes his way to the middle with plenty of time to bat and build a big score. Hastings continues to Trott

13.1

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, worked through midwicket again for another single

13.2

Hastings to Morgan, no run, Hastings asks the question for lbw here, but Paul Reiffel says no, and to the naked eye that looked to have pitched well outside leg from Hastings' angle from over the wicket

13.3

Hastings to Morgan, no run, another appeal! For caught at slip this time - the Australians think there was an edge on to the pad, and Watson took the catch cleanly. Reiffel says no, and Clarke wants a review. But that was a great decision, there were two noises but it was the front flap of the pad and then the back thigh, no bat involved. Morgan survives!

13.4

Hastings to Morgan, no run, driven to mid-off

13.5

Hastings to Morgan, no run, fuller and straighter from Hastings, and Morgan works it to leg

13.6

Hastings to Morgan, no run, cut away to point and can't find the gap

Drinks and Sahil Dutta are often seen in close proximity. And again, here are both.

End of over 14 (1 run) England 62/3 (RR: 4.42)
EJG Morgan    0* (5b)      JW Hastings    5-0-25-0
IJL Trott    27* (34b 2x4)      SR Watson    1-0-3-1

I need a few after watching this abject show from England. Thanks Brydon. Here's Watson to continue.

14.1

Watson to Trott, 1 run, Trott shuffles across his stumps and flicks a full ball to deep midwicket for a jogged single

14.2

Watson to Morgan, no run, Morgan has a flirt outside off stump. He looks out of nick, nothing more or less complicated that that

14.3

Watson to Morgan, no run, having played and missed the last time, Morgan opts to leave all alone this time round

14.4

Watson to Morgan, no run, a rare feeling of bat on ball, not quite out the middle but enough to trickle to cover. Morgan still pinned on 0

14.5

Watson to Morgan, no run, Watson operating on a very tight offstump line and Morgan is half forward to defend

14.6

Watson to Morgan, no run, more secure on this, Morgan talking a fuller stride forward into this drive to mid-off

End of over 15 (1 run) England 63/3 (RR: 4.20)
EJG Morgan    0* (10b)      SR Watson    2-0-4-1
IJL Trott    28* (35b 2x4)      JW Hastings    5-0-25-0

Right, time for a change. Steve Smith for his allsorts...

15.1

Smith to Trott, 1 run, wow, what a start! Huge, filthy full-toss, should have ended up in the stands but Trott has barely middled a ball all innings so wheels this to deep midwicket

15.2

Smith to Morgan, 1 run, another full toss and it allows Morgan to get off the mark, patting down to long-off

15.3

Smith to Trott, no run, Smith finds a good line and length this time and it's carefully defended

15.4

Smith to Trott, no run, flicked off the legs to midwicket

15.5

Smith to Trott, 1 run, neatly pushed to long-on but good length from Smith

15.6

Smith to Morgan, no run, nothing on offer here for Morgan, carefully patted back to the bowler

End of over 16 (3 runs) England 66/3 (RR: 4.12)
EJG Morgan    1* (12b)      SPD Smith    1-0-3-0
IJL Trott    30* (39b 2x4)      SR Watson    2-0-4-1

16.1

Watson to Trott, no run, Watson hitting a good length and line and Trott gets half forward to defend around his front pad

16.2

Watson to Trott, no run, Watson not trying to do anything special just holding a good line and Trott seems unable to do much about it

16.3

Watson to Trott, no run, short ball, slower ball bouncer that Trott pops under. He could have stood up and worked a single but no

16.4

Watson to Trott, 1 run, another slowish bouncer and Trott this time works it around the corner

16.5

Watson to Morgan, no run, Watson adjusts his line to suitably fit the left hander and Morgan pops forward to defend with low hands

16.6

Watson to Morgan, 1 run, to counter Watson's lack of pace Morgan is batting two feet out of his crease. It works in the sense that his cover drive is very well timed to deep cover

End of over 17 (2 runs) England 68/3 (RR: 4.00)
EJG Morgan    2* (14b)      SR Watson    3-0-6-1
IJL Trott    31* (43b 2x4)      SPD Smith    1-0-3-0

17.1

Smith to Morgan, no run, Smith has settled and tosses this nicely up and Morgan pushes back to the bowler

17.2

Smith to Morgan, 1 run, tossed up again and this time Morgan beats the bowler to jog a single

17.3

Smith to Trott, 1 run, excellent line and length here and Trott carefully drives to cover

17.4

Smith to Morgan, 1 run, worked back wide of the bowler

17.5

Smith to Trott, 1 run, Trott skips up the wicket a fraction and flicks a single into the leg side

17.6

Smith to Morgan, no run, short ball, poor ball, but Morgan can't quite nail it. Instead his cut finds extra cover

End of over 18 (4 runs) England 72/3 (RR: 4.00)
EJG Morgan    4* (18b)      SPD Smith    2-0-7-0
IJL Trott    33* (45b 2x4)      SR Watson    3-0-6-1

Change in bowling. It's the big man Bollinger.

18.1

Bollinger to Trott, 1 run, who tares in as usual and Trott shuffles across his stumps to work a single to leg. "If he misses when it's straight he'll be in trouble," yells Haddin. What a smart reader of the game he is

18.2

Bollinger to Morgan, no run, short and wide but Morgan's swish outside off finds fresh air

18.3

Bollinger to Morgan, 1 run, thickish outside edge outside off stump this time.
Morgan just needs to get through this horrible period

18.4

Bollinger to Trott, 1 run, Trott tries to cut a ball which is a touch close to him so ends up chopping untidily down to third man

18.5

Bollinger to Morgan, no run, Morgan very carefully gets everything behind his backfoot defence

18.6

Bollinger to Morgan, 1 leg bye, Bollinger gets his line wrong, slipping this onto the pads but Morgan misses his leg-side whip and it bobbles off the pads

End of over 19 (4 runs) England 76/3 (RR: 4.00)
EJG Morgan    5* (22b)      DE Bollinger    5-0-22-0
IJL Trott    35* (47b 2x4)      SPD Smith    2-0-7-0

19.1

Smith to Morgan, 1 run, Smith tosses one up outside off stump and Morgan drives down to mid-off

19.2

Smith to Trott, FOUR, boundary! Precious boundary! We've not had many. Trott gets down on one knee and sweeps a full ball powerfully to the square leg rope

19.3

Smith to Trott, 2 runs, this time Smith drops short and Trott is on the cut, playing it well enough to pick up a couple

19.4

Smith to Trott, no run, ooh, Trott tries to flick to leg and it loops up off the pads

19.5

Smith to Trott, 1 run, Trott on the sweep again, not as effective here but a single is valuable

19.6

Smith to Morgan, FOUR, oooh, almost the most sensational catch at long-off, flying to his left. Morgan was down the wicket and driving not quite with perfect timing but it brings him his first boundary

End of over 20 (12 runs) England 88/3 (RR: 4.40)
EJG Morgan    10* (24b 1x4)      SPD Smith    3-0-19-0
IJL Trott    42* (51b 3x4)      DE Bollinger    5-0-22-0

20.1

Bollinger to Trott, no run, Trott is solidly and solemnly behind a defence after all that excitement

20.2

Bollinger to Trott, 1 run, Trott on the pull, always a scary preposition, didn't get much of it and it looped up high off the bat heading one bounce to deep midwicket

20.3

Bollinger to Morgan, 1 leg bye, Morgan willing himself on as Bollinger runs up. "Watch the ball," he chants. Doesn't do him much good though as he misses a leg-stump nurdle

20.4

Bollinger to Trott, no run, Trott gets a full ball outside off stump and tries to work it to leg. Such is his way

20.5

Bollinger to Trott, 1 run, this is well played, Trott up on his toes to a good delivery outside off stump and dropping into the covers for a swift single. Trott's in trouble though. The throw hit him on the back of the leg and it seems to have hit the back of left knee. He's writhing around in pain until the painkillers are brought out

20.6

Bollinger to Morgan, no run, Bollinger finishes a good over well, hitting back of a length around off stump. Morgan finally middles a ball but it's just a block back to the bowler

End of over 21 (3 runs) England 91/3 (RR: 4.33)
EJG Morgan    10* (26b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    6-0-24-0
IJL Trott    44* (55b 3x4)      SPD Smith    3-0-19-0

It's the X man! Doherty in to the attack. How he kept Hauritz out the Test matches is beyond me.

21.1

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, starts well enough, rolling the ball on a decent length around middle and worked to deep fine leg

21.2

Doherty to Morgan, 2 runs, ooh, Morgan is giving his edge a real working over today. This again slips off the outside edge through where slip could have been down to third man

21.3

Doherty to Morgan, 1 wide, oops, this is thrown up far too wide outside off stump

21.3

Doherty to Morgan, no run, worked carefully to midwicket

21.4

Doherty to Morgan, no run, oooh, play and miss outside off. Nicely tossed up by Doherty and Morgan flashed and missed. Haddin whipped the bails off, as much to prove he can as anything

21.5

Doherty to Morgan, 1 run, back of length here and Morgan hops outside leg stump to cut to deep point

21.6

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, Trott is working his singles well enough now, getting forward to pat to cover

End of over 22 (6 runs) England 97/3 (RR: 4.40)
IJL Trott    46* (57b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    1-0-6-0
EJG Morgan    13* (30b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    6-0-24-0

I have to apologise for our ball speeds, they're all over the place at the moment. Needless to say neither Brydon or I have anything to do with them! Anyway, more spin in the shape of Hussey.

22.1

Hussey to Trott, 1 run, good start around off stump and it's chopped to point for one

22.2

Hussey to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan gets down the wicket to pat a single to cover

22.3

Hussey to Trott, no run, carefully defended back down the wicket

22.4

Hussey to Trott, 1 run, Trott edges down the wicket and works to long-on

22.5

Hussey to Morgan, 2 runs, Morgan is down on one knee very early here and flipping a type of sweep shot very fine

22.6

Hussey to Morgan, 2 runs, Morgan's struggles continue! This is so close. Top edge from an attempted cut loops just over point

End of over 23 (7 runs) England 104/3 (RR: 4.52)
EJG Morgan    18* (33b 1x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-7-0
IJL Trott    48* (60b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    1-0-6-0

23.1

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, Trott is looking far more solid and pushes neatly wide of cover

23.2

Doherty to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan works a single around the corner, using the angle from over the wicket

23.3

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, Trott has fifty and fittingly gets there by patting a needless single wide of point. He's played excellently after a tricky start

23.4

Doherty to Morgan, no run, Morgan cannot find bat on ball. Here he skips outside leg and aims a cut but it shoots under his bat

23.5

Doherty to Morgan, 2 runs, neatly played this time, half-volley outside off stump and whipped to straightish midwicket. That was well timed, for once

23.6

Doherty to Morgan, 1 run, good finish to the over, fullish around off and Morgan bunts it down the wicket

End of over 24 (6 runs) England 110/3 (RR: 4.58)
EJG Morgan    22* (37b 1x4)      XJ Doherty    2-0-12-0
IJL Trott    50* (62b 3x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-7-0

24.1

Hussey to Morgan, FOUR, ah brilliant shot here. Morgan down the wicket and driving wide of long-off, timed this very well and it rushed to the rope

24.2

Hussey to Morgan, 2 runs, nicely done again, Morgan suddenly finding the middle of the bat. Down the wicket and flicking into a gap wide between long-on and midwicket

24.3

Hussey to Morgan, 2 runs, misfield this time earns Morgan a couple. It was worked to square leg where a needless fumble allowed Morgan to come back

24.4

Hussey to Morgan, OUT, oh no! Filthy long hop is nailed to midwicket where Clarke holds a fine catch. Morgan has fallen to some awful deliveries this series. Just as he was looking good he's smashed a pull shot straight to midwicket

EJG Morgan c Clarke b Hussey 30 (47m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.17

Well well. England in trouble and it's the comeback er.. not kid, but Collingwood.

24.5

Hussey to Collingwood, 1 run, ooh, so nearly all over straight away for him. Collingwood inside-edging his first ball this far wide of leg stump

24.6

Hussey to Trott, no run, Trott is looking solid in defence

So, halfway through and England are in plenty of bother. Not much batting to come.

End of over 25 (9 runs) England 119/4 (RR: 4.76)
IJL Trott    50* (63b 3x4)      DJ Hussey    2-0-16-1
PD Collingwood    1* (1b)      XJ Doherty    2-0-12-0

25.1

Doherty to Collingwood, OUT, Doherty strikes! Collingwood's miserable run of form continues. This is pretty awful, he's missed a straight ball. Just played down the line of middle, feet stuck to the ground, and it hit off stump

PD Collingwood b Doherty 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia all over this and Michael Yardy has been sent in, ahead of Luke Wright, which tells a story.

25.2

Doherty to Yardy, 1 run, Yardy solidly clips his first ball wide of mid-on for a single

25.3

Doherty to Trott, no run, Trott pats this into the off side

25.4

Doherty to Trott, no run, angling in from around the wicket and Trott aims an ambitious late cut and it slides to short third man

25.5

Doherty to Trott, no run, pushed to extra cover, Yardy set off for an impossible single before being firmly sent back by Trott

25.6

Doherty to Trott, no run, again it's very carefully defended. Excellent over from Doherty

End of over 26 (1 run) England 120/5 (RR: 4.61)
IJL Trott    50* (67b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    3-0-13-1
MH Yardy    1* (1b)      DJ Hussey    2-0-16-1

26.1

Hussey to Yardy, 1 run, Yardy gets a full toss outside off stump but he's already in position to sweep so can only dab around the corner

26.2

Hussey to Trott, 1 run, Trott happily works a single down the ground

26.3

Hussey to Yardy, 1 run, Yardy plays this well driving into the off side

26.4

Hussey to Trott, 1 run, full toss but Trott is in careful mood so pulls all along the ground to long-on

26.5

Hussey to Yardy, 2 runs, another full toss outside off and Yardy is down on one knee again, flipping this to fine leg

26.6

Hussey to Yardy, 1 wide, shoved down the leg side, too far for the umpire's liking

26.6

Hussey to Yardy, 1 run, Yardy on the paddle again. He's looked fluent so far, the first of all the England batsmen really. Gets this down to fine leg to pinch the strike

End of over 27 (8 runs) England 128/5 (RR: 4.74)
MH Yardy    6* (5b)      DJ Hussey    3-0-24-1
IJL Trott    52* (69b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    3-0-13-1

27.1

Doherty to Yardy, no run, very nicely played here, Yardy skipping down the wicket and driving solidly to cover

27.2

Doherty to Yardy, 1 run, attempted drive again slips off the outside edge wide of point

27.3

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, Trott has looked in no bother for a while and he picks off another single pushing down to long-off

27.4

Doherty to Yardy, OUT, Yardy's gone. Soft dismissal, simple dismissal. He edged down the wicket and chipped it gently back to Doherty

MH Yardy c & b Doherty 7 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

There has been some very soft dismissals today. England in massive trouble. They need a Shaun Marsh, they have Luke Wright. Slip in place...

27.5

Doherty to Wright, no run, oops, Doherty starts wide outside off stump

27.6

Doherty to Wright, no run, this is much straighter and Wright is a textbook picture of defence

End of over 28 (2 runs) England 130/6 (RR: 4.64)
LJ Wright    0* (2b)      XJ Doherty    4-0-15-2
IJL Trott    53* (70b 3x4)      DJ Hussey    3-0-24-1

Clarke going for the kill. Hussey has been shoved out of the attack and Lee is recalled. Clarke's captaincy has been very sharp.

28.1

Lee to Trott, 1 run, starts full and straight to Trott who drives to extra cover, scampering a very swift single

28.2

Lee to Wright, no run, this is outside off stump and Wright shoulders arms

28.3

Lee to Wright, no run, nicely played by Wright. Gets a very straight bat behind a very straight ball

28.4

Lee to Wright, no run, in another mood Wright would slash wildly at this but here he solemnly shoulders arms to a widish ball outside off

28.5

Lee to Wright, no run, this time he aims a drive at a zippy outswinger and he was late on it, bat far away from body and never looked like connecting

28.6

Lee to Wright, no run, after the aberration the ball before Wright reverts to a studious leave-alone

End of over 29 (1 run) England 131/6 (RR: 4.51)
LJ Wright    0* (7b)      B Lee    5-0-16-1
IJL Trott    54* (71b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    4-0-15-2

29.1

Doherty to Trott, no run, Doherty is causing all sorts of trouble. Imagine that! Gets some spin here and it slides off the edge to short third man

29.2

Doherty to Trott, no run, solidly driven but straight to cover. Good pressure building by Doherty

29.3

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, hint of width allows Trott to chop a single to third man

29.4

Doherty to Wright, 1 run, Wright is away with a neat drive wide of cover

29.5

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, touch of air here from Doherty, tossing it up outside off stump and Trott leans into a drive

29.6

Doherty to Wright, no run, very resolute and careful defence. Wright not taking any risks at this stage and why would he

Australia rushing through the overs. And through England. High time for a drink.

End of over 30 (3 runs) England 134/6 (RR: 4.46)
LJ Wright    1* (9b)      XJ Doherty    5-0-18-2
IJL Trott    56* (75b 3x4)      B Lee    5-0-16-1

Common wisdom says double the score from 30 overs, which would make England 268 for 12. That's about how likely that will be.

30.1

Lee to Trott, 1 run, Lee continues after the refuelling with a fullish ball outside off, Trott crisply drives wide of cover

30.2

Lee to Wright, 1 wide, too far outside off stump for the batsman, and the umpire

30.2

Lee to Wright, no run, nervy looking drive here from Wright. Bat far away from pad and it's fielded smartly at cover

30.3

Lee to Wright, no run, very good, very sharp bouncer. This really zipped through Wright thought about a pull but it was on him before he knew and ended up ducking late

30.4

Lee to Wright, no run, this time it's fuller and Wright attempts a drive without remotely timing it

30.5

Lee to Wright, 1 run, Wright finds bat on ball, almost in the middle as well. Punched to point and set off for a tight single

30.6

Lee to Trott, no run, back of a length this time and Trott has to get right up on his toes to steer a defence to point

End of over 31 (3 runs) England 137/6 (RR: 4.41)
IJL Trott    57* (77b 3x4)      B Lee    6-0-19-1
LJ Wright    2* (13b)      XJ Doherty    5-0-18-2

Watson back into the attack, replacing a wonderful Doherty spell.

31.1

Watson to Wright, 2 runs, Wright advances down the wicket and drives nicely deep into the off side

31.2

Watson to Wright, no run, this is shorter and darts in a touch off the seam past Wright's attempted defence and it thuds into the pads

31.3

Watson to Wright, no run, the shortish length invites a cut but it's too close to Wright so his chop it mistimed to third man

31.4

Watson to Wright, 1 run, big drive attempted outside off but it comes of a thickish outside edge down to third man

31.5

Watson to Trott, 1 run, Watson finds a middle stump line which allows Trott to flick a single to deep midwicket

31.6

Watson to Wright, 1 run, Wright manages to get more bat on this, working into a gap at midwicket with soft hands

End of over 32 (5 runs) England 142/6 (RR: 4.43)
LJ Wright    6* (18b)      SR Watson    4-0-11-1
IJL Trott    58* (78b 3x4)      B Lee    6-0-19-1

Another change, Clarke has hauled Bollinger into the attack.

32.1

Bollinger to Wright, 2 runs, starts around off stump and it's steered solidly to deep point

32.2

Bollinger to Wright, 1 run, nicely played here, Wright getting back to a short ball and flipping a pull shot, up on one leg, to square leg

32.3

Bollinger to Trott, no run, this is pushed across Trott who leaves alone outside off

32.4

Bollinger to Trott, 1 run, short and a touch wide of off and it's slapped out to deep cover

32.5

Bollinger to Wright, FOUR, Wright gets a half-volley and thumps it well, wide of mid-off all along the ground for four. Excellent shot there to bring up the 150

32.6

Bollinger to Wright, 1 run, now he's on the back foot and steering past point

End of over 33 (9 runs) England 151/6 (RR: 4.57)
LJ Wright    14* (22b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    7-0-33-0
IJL Trott    59* (80b 3x4)      SR Watson    4-0-11-1

33.1

Watson to Wright, no run, Watson fullish outside off stump and it darts through Wright's attempted cut

33.2

Watson to Wright, 1 run, full again and straight, Wright aims to drive down the ground but an inside edge takes it through midwicket

33.3

Watson to Trott, no run, slightly shorter here and Trott is forward in defence back to the bowler

33.4

Watson to Trott, no run, attempted drive finds an inside edge that rolls gently to midwicket

33.5

Watson to Trott, no run, full again and Trott working straight to midwicket

33.6

Watson to Trott, no run, Trott keeps picking out the infield, Wright wants a single but there is nothing available

End of over 34 (1 run) England 152/6 (RR: 4.47)
IJL Trott    59* (84b 3x4)      SR Watson    5-0-12-1
LJ Wright    15* (24b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    7-0-33-0

34.1

Bollinger to Wright, no run, Bollinger steams in and shoves down a short ball that hurries through an attempted swipe

34.2

Bollinger to Wright, no run, short again and this time Wright is up and dabbing into the onside, he wants a single but nothing available

34.3

Bollinger to Wright, 1 run, enough width here for Wright to hack a bottom-handed drive square on the offside

34.4

Bollinger to Trott, no run, Trott again finds mid-on, mistiming his drive to a fullish ball

34.5

Bollinger to Trott, 1 run, this time Trott does pick off a single, shortish ball and he works it to square leg

34.6

Bollinger to Wright, 1 run, another short ball and Wright thrashes a cut shot to deep point

End of over 35 (3 runs) England 155/6 (RR: 4.42)
LJ Wright    17* (28b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    8-0-36-0
IJL Trott    60* (86b 3x4)      SR Watson    5-0-12-1

Trott seems to have stalled of late. England really creeping. Change of bowling the dangerman Doherty.

35.1

Doherty to Wright, 1 run, starts well, angling in from around off stump and Wright drives past the bowler

35.2

Doherty to Trott, no run, Doherty does it again! Trott attempts a booming sweep from around off stump, missed it and was struck in front. He looks very out but wants a review... he's indeed been hit outside the line of off so Trott survives!

35.3

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, Trott celebrates his reprieve by whipping a single to midwicket

35.4

Doherty to Wright, 1 run, Wright gets a long way forward to block to cover and scuttle a single

35.5

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, good lines from Doherty and Trott works a single again into the leg side

35.6

Doherty to Wright, no run, Wright misses a forward defence and it bobbles off the pads into the leg side

Right, that's my lot for this innings. A beaming Mr Brydon is ready to steer you through to the end.

End of over 36 (4 runs) England 159/6 (RR: 4.41)
LJ Wright    19* (31b 1x4)      XJ Doherty    6-0-22-2
IJL Trott    62* (89b 3x4)      DE Bollinger    8-0-36-0

Thanks Sahil. This a big opportunity for Luke Wright to make a decent score and bat through the innings. He's played 43 ODIs without a great deal to show for it, with bat or ball. Can he and Trott do for England what Marsh and Bollinger did for Australia on Friday?

Here's Hastings to make his return.

36.1

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, guided away off the face of the bat through the vacant cordon

36.2

Hastings to Wright, 1 run, Wright drives hard outside off and gets another single from a thick edge to third man

36.3

Hastings to Trott, 1 wide, bouncer, and it's a touch leg-sidey and too short, so it's called a wide

36.3

Hastings to Trott, no run, slower ball now, and Trott waits on it and defends

36.4

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, another slower one, this time wide of off and Trott cuts to the man in the deep

36.5

Hastings to Wright, 2 runs, almost a chance! Oh, Wright has got away with one here as Hastings gets extra bounce and draws a thick edge, a leaping Haddin flies high and to his right and the ball just evades him, Lee at third man cuts off the boundary

36.6

Hastings to Wright, 1 run, nudge and run this time as Wright gets a single to cover

End of over 37 (7 runs) England 166/6 (RR: 4.48)
LJ Wright    23* (34b 1x4)      JW Hastings    6-0-32-0
IJL Trott    64* (92b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    6-0-22-2

37.1

Doherty to Wright, no run, Doherty drifts it in to Wright, who pushes to cover and wants a run, Trott sends him back

37.2

Doherty to Wright, 1 run, quicker and flatter, Wright gets a single through point

37.3

Doherty to Trott, no run, Trott defends again as Doherty curves it in

37.4

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, wider of off now and Trott drives to long-off

37.5

Doherty to Wright, 1 run, quick single from Wright now, who pushes to cover

37.6

Doherty to Trott, no run, Trott cuts hard but White at point hurls himself to his right and makes an excellent save

The runs have really dried up for Trott. He wants to bat through to the 50th over, of course, but he needs to be turning the strike over and getting the occasional boundary as well.

End of over 38 (3 runs) England 169/6 (RR: 4.44)
IJL Trott    65* (95b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    7-0-25-2
LJ Wright    25* (37b 1x4)      JW Hastings    6-0-32-0

38.1

Hastings to Wright, no run, defended away to the off side

38.2

Hastings to Wright, 1 run, short of a length now and Wright cuts behind point for a single

38.3

Hastings to Trott, no run, good slower ball and it nips in a bit, Trott tries to force through the off side but can't find a gap

38.4

Hastings to Trott, no run, bouncer now and Trott ducks under it, but this one is judged as legal by the umpires

38.5

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, there's the slower one again, Trott punches a single through cover point

38.6

Hastings to Wright, no run, Wright can't get it away, tries to walk at Hastings but can only succeed in pushing it back to the bowler

End of over 39 (2 runs) England 171/6 (RR: 4.38)
LJ Wright    26* (40b 1x4)      JW Hastings    7-0-34-0
IJL Trott    66* (98b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    7-0-25-2

39.1

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, Trott pushes another single gently through mid-off

39.2

Doherty to Wright, no run, Wright advances to Doherty but checks himself and pushes to off

39.3

Doherty to Wright, 1 run, quickish again from Doherty, and it's pushed to the off side

39.4

Doherty to Trott, no run, defended away safely

39.5

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, a bit shorter now and he can only pull a single to deep midwicket

39.6

Doherty to Wright, 1 run, good, soft hands as he pushes to midwicket

End of over 40 (4 runs) England 175/6 (RR: 4.37)
LJ Wright    28* (43b 1x4)      XJ Doherty    8-0-29-2
IJL Trott    68* (101b 3x4)      JW Hastings    7-0-34-0

40.1

Hastings to Wright, no run, great bounce again from Hastings, surprises Wright, who pushes to the off side, and Trott hares off for a single but is sent back, there is a genuine run-out chance as Clarke at point collects, but his throw hits the bat of the diving Trott

40.2

Hastings to Wright, FOUR, there's the boundary England needed, their first in eight overs, as Wright cuts hard and behind point, finding the gap nicely

40.3

Hastings to Wright, OUT, that's the end of Wright, he got a wider one and chased it with a big drive but gets a thin edge through to Haddin, Hastings gets the wicket he's been looking for

LJ Wright c †Haddin b Hastings 32 (52m 46b 2x4 0x6) SR: 69.56

So, with nearly 10 overs still to come, Chris Woakes on debut comes to the crease. He can bat, we know that, but how will he handle the situation in his first ODI?

Slip has come in for Woakes

40.4

Hastings to Woakes, no run, Woakes wafts outside off and this ball beats the bat

40.5

Hastings to Woakes, 1 run, Woakes gets off the mark now with a clip through midwicket

40.6

Hastings to Trott, no run, bouncer now and Trott doesn't chase it outside off

End of over 41 (5 runs) England 180/7 (RR: 4.39)
IJL Trott    68* (102b 3x4)      JW Hastings    8-0-39-1
CR Woakes    1* (2b)      XJ Doherty    8-0-29-2

41.1

Doherty to Woakes, no run, Woakes pushes behind point and can't find a gap

41.2

Doherty to Woakes, 3 runs, this time Woakes does get it away through the gap at backward point, Watson does the chasing

41.3

Doherty to Trott, no run, defended away to cover

41.4

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, quickish ball curving in to Trott, who drives a single through mid-off

41.5

Doherty to Woakes, no run, another drive, but this one goes straight to cover

41.6

Doherty to Woakes, no run, ooh, almost a leading edge as Woakes tries to work it to leg, and checks his shot

End of over 42 (4 runs) England 184/7 (RR: 4.38)
CR Woakes    4* (6b)      XJ Doherty    9-0-33-2
IJL Trott    69* (104b 3x4)      JW Hastings    8-0-39-1

42.1

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, slow bouncer from Hastings - very slow, in fact - and Trott pulls in the air just wide of midwicket, getting a single to the man in the deep

42.2

Hastings to Woakes, 1 run, a good, quick single now as Woakes nudges to cover

42.3

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, Hastings tries the slower shorter ball again, and once more Trott swats a single through midwicket

42.4

Hastings to Woakes, 1 run, good line just on off stump, Woakes nudges to off and keeps rotating the strike

42.5

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, goes for the yorker this time and Trott chips a single through midwicket

42.6

Hastings to Woakes, 1 run, yet another single as Woakes just steers it wide of cover

End of over 43 (6 runs) England 190/7 (RR: 4.41)
CR Woakes    7* (9b)      JW Hastings    9-0-45-1
IJL Trott    72* (107b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    9-0-33-2

43.1

Doherty to Woakes, 1 run, Woakes advances to Doherty and drives another run to long-on

43.2

Doherty to Trott, no run, tossed up on off and Trott can't find the gap at cover

43.3

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, curves it in to Trott, who punches a single back past the bowler

43.4

Doherty to Woakes, 1 run, pushed through cover this time

43.5

Doherty to Trott, 1 run, Doherty flights this one more, and Trott pushes it through mid-off

43.6

Doherty to Woakes, no run, fuller length now and it's steered away through mid-off again

So that ends Doherty's 10 overs, and he's bowled really well on his unexpected return to the ODI side. Didn't give the batsmen anything - kept his length good and varied his pace well.

End of over 44 (4 runs) England 194/7 (RR: 4.40)
CR Woakes    9* (12b)      XJ Doherty    10-0-37-2
IJL Trott    74* (110b 3x4)      JW Hastings    9-0-45-1

Here's Bing. And I don't mean Crosby.

44.1

Lee to Trott, 1 run, half-volley to start with and it's driven wide of mid-off

44.2

Lee to Woakes, 2 runs, well played by Woakes, he waits on this and cuts late enough to beat point, but forward enough to make fine leg do some running

44.3

Lee to Woakes, 1 run, similar shot this time, although point was a bit finer and knocked it down during his dive

44.4

Lee to Trott, 1 run, banged in shorter and it's guided off the face of the bat through the vacant cordon

44.5

Lee to Woakes, OUT, there's Lee's second wicket, and Woakes again was trying to steer it to third man but this ball bounce more than he expected and nipped away a touch, he's got an edge through to Haddin

CR Woakes c †Haddin b Lee 12 (15m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

That's a shame for England, with the batting Powerplay still to be taken - and it has to come at the end of this over - they would have liked two batsmen in and settled.

44.6

Lee to Shahzad, no run, quick and full, Shahzad defends and thinks about a single, but decides against it

Lee has bowled really well again today, he set this up for Australia with a wicket in the first over.

End of over 45 (5 runs) England 199/8 (RR: 4.42)
A Shahzad    0* (1b)      B Lee    7-0-24-2
IJL Trott    76* (112b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    10-0-37-2

So, with five overs remaining, England have to take the Batting Powerplay. But can Trott lift his tempo enough to make the best use of it?

45.1

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, slower ball again from Hastings, and Trott just cuts a single to deep point

45.2

Hastings to Shahzad, 1 leg bye, wrong line now, down leg side and Shahzad gets it away fine, but not fine enough to beat Lee inside the circle

45.3

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, fullish and straight, Trott drives uppishly but short of mid-off, he doesn't try to go over the top

45.4

Hastings to Shahzad, 1 run, driven through cover but there's a man in the deep

45.5

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, slower delivery and its yorker length, Trott just nudges a single to cover

45.6

Hastings to Shahzad, 1 wide, oops! Hastings goes the slow bouncer but gets it a bit wrong, it's stuck in the hand and gone too short and wide - and is called as such

45.6

Hastings to Shahzad, 1 run, Shahzad steers a single through cover

End of over 46 (7 runs) England 206/8 (RR: 4.47)
A Shahzad    2* (4b)      JW Hastings    10-0-51-1
IJL Trott    79* (115b 3x4)      B Lee    7-0-24-2

46.1

Lee to Shahzad, no run, banged in really short and straight! Good ball, but Shahzad is good enough to get bat on ball - even if it did lob uppishly away to the off side

46.2

Lee to Shahzad, no run, and the slower bouncer this time, Shahzad can't get it away through the off side

46.3

Lee to Shahzad, 2 runs, Shahzad backs away and Lee follows him, the batsman pulls it through midwicket though doesn't time it, and he picks up a couple

46.4

Lee to Shahzad, OUT, and Shahzad is gone, Lee gets his third! Shahzad was trying to go over the top and make use of the Powerplay, he's lifted it towards mid-off and White didn't have to move far to his left to make the catch

A Shahzad c White b Lee 4 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Here comes the last man, Chris Tremlett. And you have to wonder why Trott hasn't tried to lift this run-rate with the wickets running out.

The batsmen crossed, so Trott is on strike

46.5

Lee to Trott, 1 run, he's just worked another single through square leg - there's no intensity here from Trott

Slip comes in for Tremlett, and there's a leg gully in.

46.6

Lee to Tremlett, no run, banged in short and at the body, Tremlett rocks back and defends

End of over 47 (3 runs) England 209/9 (RR: 4.44)
CT Tremlett    0* (1b)      B Lee    8-0-27-3
IJL Trott    80* (116b 3x4)      JW Hastings    10-0-51-1

And here comes Shane Watson. Clarke obviously thinks he'll be harder to get away than Doug Bollinger.

47.1

Watson to Trott, 1 run, Trott advances and then just drives to long-off

47.2

Watson to Tremlett, 1 run, half a run-out chance here as Tremlett drops it at his feet and Trott wants the single - Watson collects and turns to throw, but he was off balance and missed by a long way at the non-striker's end

47.3

Watson to Trott, 2 runs, Trott picks up two this time as he backs away and punches it back past the bowler, but the man in the deep cuts off the boundary

47.4

Watson to Trott, 1 run, on middle and leg now and Trott makes his favourite walk across and flick through leg

47.5

Watson to Tremlett, no run, defended away to point

47.6

Watson to Tremlett, OUT, goodness me, this is shocking. Tremlett has run himself out in dreadful fashion. Pushed into the off side for what should have been an easy single. Tremlett dawdled, barely stretched to run his bat in. In the end his bat was over the line but in the air when the bails came off. Not even schoolboy that.

CT Tremlett run out 1 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Well, run outs are normally the sign of a team off their pace. The innings was top and tailed with a pair of woeful run outs. In between Australia, marshalled superbly by Clarke, pulled off an excellent display. No England batsman got going, even Jonathan Trott who finished unbeaten on 84, unable to up the pace and intensity when needed to. Brett Lee was excellent, as was Xavier Doherty. England were not. "If anyone can make sense of that Trott innings for me, please do," invites our very own Dileep Premachandran on Twitter.

Gnasher McGlashan will have a bulletin to tell you, and maybe him, all about it. Elsewhere you can explore the fun of our YouTube channel. Join us at 18.30 for the resumption.

End of over 48 (5 runs) England 214/10 (RR: 4.45)
     SR Watson    6-0-17-1
IJL Trott    84* (119b 3x4)      B Lee    8-0-27-3
Series Results
Australia v England at Perth - Feb 6, 2011
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Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2011
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Australia v England at Brisbane - Jan 30, 2011
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John Hastings and David Hussey celebrate the win, Australia v England, 3rd ODI, Sydney, January 23, 2011

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David Hussey makes a jumpy cut

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