England tour of Australia, 4th ODI: Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 26, 2011
England won by 21 runs
Played at Adelaide Oval
26 January 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

About five minutes to go before the Australian openers come out and try to seal the series at the Adelaide Oval. If Australia get to 300, the last three games of this series will be dead rubbers. 300 is a long way away though.

Watson and Haddin to open. James Anderson is back in England's team and is opening the attack. One slip in place.

0.1

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, Steered towards third man for a single

0.2

Anderson to Haddin, no run, good length around off stump, Haddin stays in his crease and defends

0.3

Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin gets squared up a touch as he attempts to defend from the crease, that ball swung away a touch from the right-hander. Single towards cover

0.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

0.5

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, Anderson angles into Watson's body and he nudges towards the leg side for a quick one

0.6

Anderson to Haddin, no run, Haddin tries to make room by moving towards leg but Anderson follows him and cramps him up. Haddin ends up defending on the off side

End of over 1 (3 runs) Australia 3/0 (297 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.06)

    • BJ Haddin 1 (3b)
    • SR Watson 2 (3b)
    • JM Anderson 1-0-3-0

Shahzad to share the new ball ... bowling off a short run.

1.1

Shahzad to Watson, no run, Shahzad hits a good length and slants the ball into Watson who gets behind the line and blocks

1.2

Shahzad to Watson, no run, Watson strides forward and drives towards extra cover

It's a very short run up.

1.3

Shahzad to Watson, no run, good length just outside off, pushed off the front foot towards the off side

1.4

Shahzad to Watson, no run, Watson strides forward and punches a good length ball towards mid-off

1.5

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, good length but the line is just outside off, Watson chops it towards third man

So this asking-rate is already over six an over.

1.6

Shahzad to Haddin, 3 runs, Haddin gets a thick inside edge as he tries to drive and the ball races away through midwicket, Morgan pursues and pulls it in just inside the boundary

End of over 2 (4 runs) Australia 7/0 (293 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 6.10)

    • BJ Haddin 4 (4b)
    • SR Watson 3 (8b)
    • A Shahzad 1-0-4-0
    • JM Anderson 1-0-3-0

In a few minutes there will be a fly past over the ground as part of the Australia Day celebrations, says Andrew McGlashan from the Adelaide Oval.

2.1

Anderson to Haddin, 1 leg bye, slants down leg side and Watson misses the glance

Here come the planes! An F-18 was it?

2.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, defended on the front foot

2.3

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, top effort from Morgan! Watson clipped a full ball off his pads in the air and it travelled fast towards deep midwicket. Morgan came in running from the boundary to take the flat catch but the ball fell short of him and bounced past

2.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, defended on the back foot

2.5

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, dabbed towards the off side, Haddin wanted a risky single and he would have been history had Collingwood hit the stumps from point

2.6

Anderson to Haddin, no run, pushed towards the off side

End of over 3 (6 runs) Australia 13/0 (287 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 6.10)

    • BJ Haddin 4 (6b)
    • SR Watson 8 (12b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 2-0-8-0
    • A Shahzad 1-0-4-0
3.1

Shahzad to Watson, no run, good length outside off stump, Watson cuts but mis-times the shot towards point, 140.3kph that was

3.2

Shahzad to Watson, no run, cut, and it is timed well, but the placement is straight to the fielder

3.3

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, worked off the hips through midwicket for a single

3.4

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, Haddin makes room again by moving towards leg. He tries to flay the ball over the off side but he had moved so far away that he couldn't reach it

3.5

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, pushed off the back foot towards point

3.6

Shahzad to Haddin, FOUR, makes room and smash! Haddin goes inside out and lofts the ball over mid-off for four. Clean, crisp contact to a length delivery

End of over 4 (5 runs) Australia 18/0 (282 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 6.13)

    • BJ Haddin 8 (9b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 9 (15b 1x4)
    • A Shahzad 2-0-9-0
    • JM Anderson 2-0-8-0
4.1

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, driven firmly off the front foot towards extra cover. The fielder there can't stop it cleanly so there's a single available

4.2

Anderson to Haddin, FOUR, and Haddin does it again. Length delivery outside off stump. Haddin moves outside leg and lifts the ball over mid-off for another inside-out four

4.3

Anderson to Haddin, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Haddin makes a bit of room - not as much as previous times - but absolutely blazes it through point with a fierce cut shot

Prior's standing up to the stumps for Anderson. Five men in the circle on the off side.

4.4

Anderson to Haddin, 1 leg bye, Anderson darts one into the pads and the ball hits the pad as Haddin gets squared up in his crease. Watson calls him for a single after the ball goes towards third man

4.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, defended solidly off the front foot

Prior goes back to his regular position while Watson is batting.

4.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, defended on the front foot once again

End of over 5 (10 runs) Australia 28/0 (272 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 5.60, RRR: 6.04)

    • SR Watson 10 (18b 1x4)
    • BJ Haddin 16 (12b 3x4)
    • JM Anderson 3-0-17-0
    • A Shahzad 2-0-9-0

Chris Tremlett replaces Shahzad.

5.1

Tremlett to Haddin, FOUR, good length ball and this time Haddin moves a touch towards the off and swings the ball wide of the fielder at short fine leg. He didn't middle that - more of an inside edge - but he will take it

5.2

Tremlett to Haddin, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off

5.3

Tremlett to Haddin, no run, Haddin winds up and has a hard swing at a good length delivery. He gets a thick inside edge on to his thigh

5.4

Tremlett to Haddin, OUT, caught! Haddin has spooned one to cover. It was the slower one from Tremlett and it nipped into Haddin, who was early on the drive. He went hard at the ball and hit it at a nice, easy height to Strauss at cover

BJ Haddin c Strauss b Tremlett 20 (25m 16b 4x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Shaun Marsh is in at No. 3.

5.5

Tremlett to Marsh, 1 run, full ball on leg stump, Marsh leans across and nudges it towards the on-side for one

5.6

Tremlett to Watson, no run, Watson stays solid in defence and plays from the crease

End of over 6 (5 runs) Australia 33/1 (267 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 6.06)

    • SR Watson 10 (19b 1x4)
    • SE Marsh 1 (1b)
    • CT Tremlett 1-0-5-1
    • JM Anderson 3-0-17-0

Marsh is getting some adjustments made to the position of the sight screen. Anderson from round the wicket ...

6.1

Anderson to Marsh, no run, hits Marsh on the pad with one that slants into the left-hander. The impact was on top of the pad so maybe a bit too high.

6.2

Anderson to Marsh, no run, Marsh moves forward and plays the ball with the angle into him towards the leg side

6.3

Anderson to Marsh, no run, no room for Marsh to work with whatsoever with this angle into him, he pushes on the off side

6.4

Anderson to Marsh, no run

6.5

Anderson to Marsh, OUT, caught and bowled! Anderson was testing Marsh with this angle into the left-hander from round the wicket. He was attacking the stumps constantly and not giving the batsman room. Marsh pushed a bit more at this one, the ball hit the bat a little low and went straight back to the bowler. Caught and bowled chances are rarely easy, but this one was.

SE Marsh c & b Anderson 1 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

6.6

Anderson to Clarke, no run, Clarke defends his first ball on the back foot

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Australia 33/2 (267 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.71, RRR: 6.20)

    • MJ Clarke 0 (1b)
    • SR Watson 10 (19b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 4-1-17-1
    • CT Tremlett 1-0-5-1
7.1

Tremlett to Watson, 1 run, Watson hasn't had much of the strike of late and he rotates it with a drive off the front foot towards cover

7.2

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off stump

7.3

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, good length outside off stump, Clarke strides forward and lets it go again

7.4

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, and another one goes past under the watchful eyes of Michael Clarke, don't see too many batsmen leaving three out of four deliveries these days

7.5

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, this time the line is closer to the body and Clarke defends

7.6

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, driven off the front foot towards mid-off

End of over 8 (1 run) Australia 34/2 (266 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 6.33)

    • MJ Clarke 0 (6b)
    • SR Watson 11 (20b 1x4)
    • CT Tremlett 2-0-6-1
    • JM Anderson 4-1-17-1
8.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, tight line and length from Anderson on off and middle. Watson gets behind it and defends from his crease

8.2

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, too full and too straight this time and Watson clips the ball off his pads through midwicket

8.3

Anderson to Clarke, no run, good length on off stump, Clarke strides forward and plays the ball towards point

8.4

Anderson to Clarke, 3 runs, the length is a touch shorter and Clarke was forward as the ball rose on him. He got on top of the bounce by jumping before punching the ball through cover

8.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, defended on the off side

8.6

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, the length is on the shorter side and Watson plays that flowing muscular pull shot of his, there's a man on the boundary at deep midwicket though

End of over 9 (5 runs) Australia 39/2 (261 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 6.36)

    • SR Watson 13 (24b 1x4)
    • MJ Clarke 3 (8b)
    • JM Anderson 5-1-22-1
    • CT Tremlett 2-0-6-1
9.1

Tremlett to Watson, no run, played with an open face off the back foot towards point

9.2

Tremlett to Watson, 2 runs, Tremlett strays on to the pads and Watson gives it a real whip with his wrists to send the ball racing towards deep backward square

9.3

Tremlett to Watson, 1 run, he doesn't time the straight drive well though, but he's placed it straight enough to get one before mid-off and mid-on converge on the ball

9.4

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, Clarke moves forward and plays a punchy drive, but hits the ball on the bounce to the fielder at short cover

9.5

Tremlett to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves across his stumps and dabs the ball close on the leg side for a single

9.6

Tremlett to Watson, 2 runs, there's width outside the off stump on offer and Watson cuts the ball firmly to third man

End of over 10 (6 runs) Australia 45/2 (255 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 6.37)

    • SR Watson 18 (28b 1x4)
    • MJ Clarke 4 (10b)
    • CT Tremlett 3-0-12-1
    • JM Anderson 5-1-22-1

Shahzad's back for another crack at the batsmen.

10.1

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, full ball on off stump, Clarke drives off the front foot towards mid-off

10.2

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, Clarke drives off the front foot towards cover point, can't find the gap though

10.3

Shahzad to Clarke, 1 run, too straight from Shahzad and Clarke flicks through midwicket

10.4

Shahzad to Watson, FOUR, length delivery outside off stump. It may have been a bit slower too. Watson plants his foot forward, winds up, and biffs the ball over the fielder at mid-on for four

10.5

Shahzad to Watson, FOUR, over mid-off this time. Both the fielders at mid-on and mid-off are in the circle and Watson backed himself to hit cleanly over them.

10.6

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, both those fielders are back on the boundary now so Watson drives straight but along the ground

End of over 11 (10 runs) Australia 55/2 (245 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 6.28)

    • SR Watson 27 (31b 3x4)
    • MJ Clarke 5 (13b)
    • A Shahzad 3-0-19-0
    • CT Tremlett 3-0-12-1
11.1

Tremlett to Watson, no run, defended confidently on the front foot towards the off side

11.2

Tremlett to Watson, SIX, massive hit! Watson has such power and yet he looks so smooth and efficient when he makes clean contact. Length delivery outside off and Watson swings across the line to send the ball into the stands at the long-on boundary

11.3

Tremlett to Watson, 1 run, full toss and Watson punches it down the ground for one

11.4

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, good length outside off. Clarke lets it go.

11.5

Tremlett to Clarke, no run, full and straight, Clarke flicks off the pads to midwicket

11.6

Tremlett to Clarke, FOUR, Tremlett strays on to the pads and Clarke moves across and glances the ball off his hips towards the fine-leg boundary. Nothing fancy, text-book leg glance.

End of over 12 (11 runs) Australia 66/2 (234 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 6.15)

    • MJ Clarke 9 (16b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 34 (34b 3x4 1x6)
    • CT Tremlett 4-0-23-1
    • A Shahzad 3-0-19-0

Collingwood has the ball, taking the pace off it on this true Adelaide surface.

12.1

Collingwood to Watson, no run, good length on off stump, Watson defends towards point. Clarke comes quite a long way down from the non-striker's end before he has to hurry back

12.2

Collingwood to Watson, no run, Watson aimed for the swing across the line but Collingwood is slower and he was through the shot too early and missed

12.3

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, pushed down the ground with a straight bat towards long on

12.4

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, too straight and Clarke uses the angle to move across and flick through midwicket

12.5

Collingwood to Watson, FOUR, too wide outside off and Watson uses the freedom to glide the ball between short third man and point with a well-timed cut

12.6

Collingwood to Watson, no run, was he aiming for the mow there? Watson brought his bat down in a hurry and opened the face to dab the ball towards point in the end

End of over 13 (6 runs) Australia 72/2 (228 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.53, RRR: 6.16)

    • SR Watson 39 (39b 4x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 10 (17b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 1-0-6-0
    • CT Tremlett 4-0-23-1

Strauss' given the ball to Yardy.

13.1

Yardy to Clarke, 1 run, worked through square leg for one

13.2

Yardy to Watson, 2 runs, Watson goes back and nudges the ball gently towards midwicket. the fielder needs to come off the boundary so they sprint two

13.3

Yardy to Watson, 1 run, Clarke nudges the ball towards square leg for another quick single

13.4

Yardy to Clarke, 1 run

13.5

Yardy to Watson, 1 run, Watson tried to force that through the off side but mis-timed it towards mid-off

13.6

Yardy to Clarke, 1 run, pushed towards mid-on for a single

End of over 14 (7 runs) Australia 79/2 (221 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.64, RRR: 6.13)

    • MJ Clarke 13 (20b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 43 (42b 4x4 1x6)
    • MH Yardy 1-0-7-0
    • PD Collingwood 1-0-6-0

Morning all, Miller here for a mid-innings burst

14.1

Shahzad to Clarke, 1 run, width outside off stump, met with a flat-batted cut out to deep point

14.2

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, less width this time, and dabbed into the covers with a defensive bat

14.3

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, drawn forward, and blocked to mid-off

14.4

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, chopped hard out to backward point

14.5

Shahzad to Clarke, 1 run, a hint of outswing, but starting too wide. Driven into the gap at cover

14.6

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, open-faced steer, down to third man

Steady work from this pair, but they need to keep going, Trott-style.

End of over 15 (4 runs) Australia 83/2 (217 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.53, RRR: 6.20)

    • SR Watson 45 (44b 4x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 15 (24b 1x4)
    • A Shahzad 4-0-23-0
    • MH Yardy 1-0-7-0
15.1

Yardy to Watson, no run, brought forward, half an appeal

15.2

Yardy to Watson, no run, blocked once again

15.3

Yardy to Watson, no run, good loopy delivery, drops onto a good length, and defended

15.4

Yardy to Watson, 2 runs, round the wicket, a bit of angle onto leg stump, and worked round the corner

15.5

Yardy to Watson, 1 run, picks the gap again, but Yardy's in a good rhythm

15.6

Yardy to Clarke, no run, drawn down the track but a touch beaten in flight. Decent over

End of over 16 (3 runs) Australia 86/2 (214 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.37, RRR: 6.29)

    • MJ Clarke 15 (25b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 48 (49b 4x4 1x6)
    • MH Yardy 2-0-10-0
    • A Shahzad 4-0-23-0

England's hopes of keeping the series alive are still realistic. But Australia's third-wicket pair are looking composed. Collingwood will return for his second over

16.1

Collingwood to Watson, no run, forward to a good-length nibbler, and defended

16.2

Collingwood to Watson, no run, looped onto a middle-and-off-stump line. Pushed firmly back to the bowler

16.3

Collingwood to Watson, no run, back a touch in length, defended again

16.4

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, good line and length from Collingwood, the ball nips off the seam a touch and deflects to square leg

16.5

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, driven from deep in the crease, picked up at midwicket

16.6

Collingwood to Clarke, OUT, cracking delivery! That one burst off the seam, nipped through the gate, and flicked the top of middle stump! Great stuff from Colly, who is justifying his place in the side once again ...

MJ Clarke b Collingwood 15 (41m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

Well well ... another uninspiring innings from Clarke to heap further pressure on his shoulders ... And that's tipped the scales in England's favour. Although, with Watto still in situ, there's a lot of work for England to do yet

End of over 17 (1 run) Australia 87/3 (213 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.11, RRR: 6.45)

    • SR Watson 49 (53b 4x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 2-0-7-1
    • MH Yardy 2-0-10-0
17.1

Yardy to Watson, 1 run, cut firmly in front of square, and there is Watto's fifty. Great effort once again

17.2

Yardy to White, no run, tossed onto a good length from around the wicket, and blocked

17.3

Yardy to White, 2 runs, a monstrous mow into no-man's land at deep cover. A bit lucky, but gets away with it

17.4

Yardy to White, no run, looped onto leg stump, and pushed to mid-on

17.5

Yardy to White, 1 run, dragged down, a bit of a rank delivery to be frank, but met with a calm nudge off the pads

17.6

Yardy to Watson, 1 run, slow, slow, slow delivery, a fraction short, but not enough pace to work with. A miscued pull dribbles out to mid-on

End of over 18 (5 runs) Australia 92/3 (208 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.11, RRR: 6.50)

    • SR Watson 51 (55b 4x4 1x6)
    • CL White 3 (4b)
    • MH Yardy 3-0-15-0
    • PD Collingwood 2-0-7-1
18.1

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, good areas from Colly, shaping into the batsman and pushed down the ground

18.2

Collingwood to White, no run, defended from the crease, and this one is jabbed back down the pitch, in a bit of a hurry

18.3

Collingwood to White, 1 run, another single down the ground, excellent rhythm from Collingwood

18.4

Collingwood to Watson, no run, more subtle movement through to the air, and defended again

18.5

Collingwood to Watson, no run, pushed out to mid-on, and well fielded with a stretch. On the spot again

18.6

Collingwood to Watson, no run, massive appeal as this one jags off the seam, but there looked as though there was bat involved there, and it might have been down leg. Otherwise, pretty close

End of over 19 (2 runs) Australia 94/3 (206 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.94, RRR: 6.64)

    • SR Watson 52 (59b 4x4 1x6)
    • CL White 4 (6b)
    • PD Collingwood 3-0-9-1
    • MH Yardy 3-0-15-0
19.1

Yardy to White, 1 run, prodded into the covers

19.2

Yardy to Watson, 1 run, poor ball, but the leg-side sweeper is in place to tidy up a long-hop

19.3

Yardy to White, no run, poked into the covers, and easily fielded

19.4

Yardy to White, 2 runs, fuller delivery, and this one is lofted into space over mid-on. Plugs as it lands, and they jog back for two

19.5

Yardy to White, no run, fuller, and straighter. Defended

19.6

Yardy to White, 2 byes, really wide on the crease, ends up as a low full-toss, and Prior can't do much as the ball is nutmegged between his legs. Looked as though there was bat involved, but the umpire thinks not

End of over 20 (6 runs) Australia 100/3 (200 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 6.66)

    • CL White 7 (11b)
    • SR Watson 53 (60b 4x4 1x6)
    • MH Yardy 4-0-19-0
    • PD Collingwood 3-0-9-1
20.1

Collingwood to Watson, no run, driven up to cover

20.2

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, driven through mid-on

20.3

Collingwood to White, no run, good delivery, a fraction shorter but arrow-straight. White prods down at the last minute

20.4

Collingwood to White, no run, more appreciable nibble off the seam, and blocked once again

20.5

Collingwood to White, no run, blatted into the covers, where Strauss fields with a juggle

20.6

Collingwood to White, no run, defended with a shuffle on off stump. Excellent probing work from Collingwood. He's bowling like Ronnie Irani in 2002. And that's actually a compliment

End of over 21 (1 run) Australia 101/3 (199 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 6.86)

    • CL White 7 (15b)
    • SR Watson 54 (62b 4x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 4-0-10-1
    • MH Yardy 4-0-19-0

Here's Shahzad

21.1

Shahzad to Watson, no run, a swishing drive, back down the track but intercepted in Shahzad's followthrough

21.2

Shahzad to Watson, 2 runs, too much width, and clobbered out to deep point. A sniff of reverse swing though ...

21.3

Shahzad to Watson, no run, more slight movement, open-faced guide to point

21.4

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, defended off the back foot, a quick call, and through they hustle

21.5

Shahzad to White, no run, wide on the crease, angling in and defended with a big stride

21.6

Shahzad to White, no run, genuine swing that time, very full and a bit too wide, but White's wild swing finds nothing but thin air

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End of over 22 (3 runs) Australia 104/3 (196 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.72, RRR: 7.00)

    • CL White 7 (17b)
    • SR Watson 57 (66b 4x4 1x6)
    • A Shahzad 5-0-26-0
    • PD Collingwood 4-0-10-1
22.1

Collingwood to Watson, no run, great shape from Collingwood, swinging late and defended on middle-and-leg

22.2

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, this one stays straight, and is calmly driven to mid-off

22.3

Collingwood to White, no run, driven hard, but straight into the turf, Collingwood leaps in his followthrough and intercepts

22.4

Collingwood to White, 1 run, speared into the toes, swinging all the way, and shovelled into the leg-side

22.5

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, on the pads, clipped firmly

Collingwood is feeling his stomach a touch between deliveries, which is a concern. This, of course, is the ground where Broad suffered his own stomach muscle injury

22.6

Collingwood to White, 1 wide, swinging late, and way down leg

22.6

Collingwood to White, 1 run, outside off, pushed into the covers. Another tidy over

End of over 23 (5 runs) Australia 109/3 (191 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.73, RRR: 7.07)

    • CL White 9 (20b)
    • SR Watson 59 (69b 4x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 5-0-15-1
    • A Shahzad 5-0-26-0
23.1

Shahzad to White, no run, swished across the line from outside off, but can't get enough pace on the shot as mid-on fields

23.2

Shahzad to White, 1 run, clear swing, angling from outside off towards middle. Met with a mow, and picked up at midwicket. That came right off the toe

23.3

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, outswinger this time, good variation. Nudged down to third man

23.4

Shahzad to White, 1 run, banged in short, decent delivery, pulled to the midwicket sweeper

23.5

Shahzad to Watson, FOUR, driven, in the air, but that beats the diving mid-off, and it's a very welcome boundary. They've been few and far between in recent overs

23.6

Shahzad to Watson, OUT, massive wicket! Too wide to take on, and Watson's airy swish takes a thin top edge to Prior. Now England are in the driving seat

SR Watson c †Prior b Shahzad 64 (99m 72b 5x4 1x6) SR: 88.88

Another fine effort from Watto. But once again, he's fallen when well set. Just the one hundred this summer against England, despite innumerable half-centuries. David Hussey is the new batsman. He finished the chase well earlier in the week, but Australia only needed 215

End of over 24 (7 runs) Australia 116/4 (184 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.83, RRR: 7.07)

    • CL White 11 (23b)
    • A Shahzad 6-0-33-1
    • PD Collingwood 5-0-15-1
24.1

Collingwood to White, no run, blocked into the covers

24.2

Collingwood to White, no run, good nip off the seam again, deflected square with one hand coming off the bat

24.3

Collingwood to White, 1 run, jags off the pitch again, another single to midwicket

24.4

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, defended once again, this really is a fine spell

24.5

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, a fraction shorter but swished straight to midwicket

24.6

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, dabbed down to third man, another single. And that's the halfway mark of the innings

Time to hand over to Sahil Dutta, who has been practising his best-man speech and dance moves between stints.

End of over 25 (2 runs) Australia 118/4 (182 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.72, RRR: 7.28)

    • DJ Hussey 1 (3b)
    • CL White 12 (26b)
    • PD Collingwood 6-0-17-1
    • A Shahzad 6-0-33-1

Cheers Miller. I can tell you they're both shaping up very well indeed.

25.1

Shahzad to Hussey, 1 run, this is slashed wide of point down to the boundary rider who scoots round to save

25.2

Shahzad to White, no run, Shahzad finds a straighter line is rewarded with a rare straight bat from White, who has played possibly the ugliest 27 balls I've ever seen. And I've watched plenty of Collingwood

25.3

Shahzad to White, 2 runs, urgh, this is once again filthy looking from White, but effective enough as it's slugged wide of long-off

25.4

Shahzad to White, no run, back on careful defence here

25.5

Shahzad to White, no run, Shahzad dares fuller, looking for swing and it's carefully blocked out. Shahzad spins on his heels and swaggers back to his mark

25.6

Shahzad to White, no run, big wind up from Shahzad as he was about to deliver, but it was all a deception because it's in fact slower, much slower and blocked away

End of over 26 (3 runs) Australia 121/4 (179 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.65, RRR: 7.45)

    • CL White 14 (31b)
    • DJ Hussey 2 (4b)
    • A Shahzad 7-0-36-1
    • PD Collingwood 6-0-17-1
26.1

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, Collingwood wobbles this onto a straight line and length and Hussey has no pace to work this into space

26.2

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, touch fuller and a leg-stump line means Hussey can tuck it away to the leg side

26.3

Collingwood to White, 2 runs, White backs away looking for room, Colly in the manner of Courtney Walsh, sort of, follows him so White has to fiddle it around the corner

26.4

Collingwood to White, 1 run, this time White does succeed in giving himself room and carves out to deep cover

26.5

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, a firm drive is played so perfectly straight that it went into the stumps at the non-striker's end

26.6

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, a Collingwood slower ball is very slow and Hussey has to do all the work to get drive, earning a single to a deepish mid-off

End of over 27 (5 runs) Australia 126/4 (174 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 7.56)

    • DJ Hussey 4 (8b)
    • CL White 17 (33b)
    • PD Collingwood 7-0-22-1
    • A Shahzad 7-0-36-1

Long tall Tremlett is into the attack. England fancy him against White...

27.1

Tremlett to Hussey, FOUR, starts with a pretty meek half-tracker that is pulled smartly, in front of midwicket where... OH NO! Silly KP slid to field with one hand, flicked it up but onto his own body and it bounced off over the rope. Oops

27.2

Tremlett to Hussey, 1 run, after all that fun this is worked away into space for one

27.3

Tremlett to White, 1 run, the batsmen trade singles as White pushes this into the off side

27.4

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, this is on a length around off stump but Hussey's steer picks out the infielder at point

27.5

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, fuller from Tremlett, which always seems hazardous, but the firm drive finds a tumbling Bell

27.6

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, this is full again and driven with a hint of inside edge towards mid-off

Unforgivably there seems to be a gig warming up in the park outside the office. They're doing the sound test and I can confirm it's very loud and rather out of tune. And time.

End of over 28 (6 runs) Australia 132/4 (168 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.71, RRR: 7.63)

    • DJ Hussey 9 (13b 1x4)
    • CL White 18 (34b)
    • CT Tremlett 5-0-29-1
    • PD Collingwood 7-0-22-1

Hold on to your hats. If you thought Collingwood was quick, have a go on this. Jonathan Trott... good move really, all the slower bowlers have prospered today.

28.1

Trott to White, 1 run, starts slow around middle and is fiddled to leg

28.2

Trott to Hussey, 1 leg bye, Trott has found a decent enough line sliding into the batsman and thuds off the thigh towards square leg

28.3

Trott to White, no run, the lack of pace means the midwicket-clip is not firm enough

28.4

Trott to White, 3 runs, White has seen enough and goes for a booming drive down the ground, not perfectly timed and Luke Wright slid brilliantly to pull off a remarkable save on the long-off boundary. He really is a special(ist) fielder

28.5

Trott to Hussey, no run, driven hard again but straight to cover

28.6

Trott to Hussey, 2 runs, ooh, Trott almost has a breakthrough. Backs away to give himself room and aims a carve over cover that gets a top edge which loops over the infield and plops down safely

End of over 29 (7 runs) Australia 139/4 (161 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.79, RRR: 7.66)

    • DJ Hussey 11 (16b 1x4)
    • CL White 22 (37b)
    • IJL Trott 1-0-6-0
    • CT Tremlett 5-0-29-1
29.1

Tremlett to White, no run, cracker from Tremlett. Beats White in all sorts of ways. Bounced, was a touch quicker and jagged away off the seam past a hanging defensive prod

29.2

Tremlett to White, no run, beaten again! This was a less special delivery, touch wide and White aimed a late cut and it skimmed past the edge

29.3

Tremlett to White, 1 run, shortish ball is crashed to short extra cover where Bell fields superbly

29.4

Tremlett to Hussey, 2 runs, close again, on and around off stump and the attempted smash to leg comes off an inside edge

29.5

Tremlett to Hussey, no run, firmly driven from the crease but to mid-off

29.6

Tremlett to Hussey, 1 run, Tremlett ends a good over by landing this back of a length on off stump and it skews off an inside edge again

End of over 30 (4 runs) Australia 143/4 (157 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.76, RRR: 7.85)

    • DJ Hussey 14 (19b 1x4)
    • CL White 23 (40b)
    • CT Tremlett 6-0-33-1
    • IJL Trott 1-0-6-0
30.1

Trott to Hussey, 2 runs, Trott lands this on a length around middle and again the inside edge is productive, earning a couple to square leg

30.2

Trott to Hussey, 1 run, fiddled into the leg side for a jogged single

30.3

Trott to White, no run, White tries to give himself room but Trott follows him and the slap to off isn't timed at all

30.4

Trott to White, 1 run, full ball meets a very full face that sends the ball to long-on

30.5

Trott to Hussey, 1 run, driven again safely, but Australia need some boundaries

30.6

Trott to White, 2 runs, this is hit hard down to KP on the cover boundary who makes no mistake cutting the ball off

End of over 31 (7 runs) Australia 150/4 (150 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.83, RRR: 7.89)

    • CL White 26 (43b)
    • DJ Hussey 18 (22b 1x4)
    • IJL Trott 2-0-13-0
    • CT Tremlett 6-0-33-1

Michael Yardy is back into the attack replacing Tremlett.

31.1

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, starts a touch short and is pulled hard but straight to deep midwicket

31.2

Yardy to White, 3 runs, White gets down low to dip this over his head, he then gets his head down and motors three

31.3

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, touch shorter and Hussey gets deep into his crease to push to long-off

31.4

Yardy to White, 1 bye, aah, missed stumping, White charged down and Yardy fired it in much quicker and wide, beat White, and Prior spilled a certain stumping chance

31.5

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, this is driven firmly back down the wicket

31.6

Yardy to White, no run, waa? Moon-ball! Like Jeremy Snape. It was so, so slow and full - a full toss in fact. It should have ended up out of Adelaide but White didn't pick it up and patted it back to the bowler

Judging by all the adverts I suspect it's drinks.

End of over 32 (7 runs) Australia 157/4 (143 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.90, RRR: 7.94)

    • CL White 29 (46b)
    • DJ Hussey 21 (25b 1x4)
    • MH Yardy 5-0-25-0
    • IJL Trott 2-0-13-0

By the way, we have a new ESPNcricinfo Innovation Series, in partnership with SAAB, which is our new ten-part weekly feature that examines the key developments that help shape the modern game. Week one looks back the first edition of the Cricket World Cup.

32.1

Trott to Hussey, 2 runs, Trott is doing a fine all-round job, landing this on a length with no pace at all and it's driven to long-on

32.2

Trott to Hussey, no run, dribbles off the thigh and bat onto Prior's gloves and cannons away for a couple. Drop chance, if you're being mean

32.3

Trott to Hussey, 1 run, driven very firmly but to mid-on

32.4

Trott to White, no run, this is carefully prodded away

32.5

Trott to White, no run, oh dear, White runs outside off stump to try and scoop/paddle this away and misses it completely

32.6

Trott to White, no run, this time he reverts to convention but timing has deserted him this innings

End of over 33 (3 runs) Australia 160/4 (140 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.84, RRR: 8.23)

    • CL White 29 (49b)
    • DJ Hussey 24 (28b 1x4)
    • IJL Trott 3-0-16-0
    • MH Yardy 5-0-25-0

Australia are going nowhere very swiftly at the moment.

33.1

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, another milked single down the ground

33.2

Yardy to White, FOUR, finally White times one! Down the wicket and lifting this into a gap wide of deep cover, it sped to the rope

33.3

Yardy to White, 1 run, driven firmly back towards the bowler who dives to get a hand on it. Brings up a 50 stand, it took a while

33.4

Yardy to Hussey, 1 wide, oops, shoved down the leg side and Yardy has to apologise

33.4

Yardy to Hussey, 1 leg bye, Hussey does as he's gone all innings and works a single

33.5

Yardy to White, no run, Yardy sees White coming down the track and fires it in quicker, preventing any runs

33.6

Yardy to White, FOUR, ah, lovely shot, White waited on this and thumped to cover, the man on the boundary thought he had a chance but he couldn't catch up with it

End of over 34 (12 runs) Australia 172/4 (128 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 8.00)

    • CL White 38 (53b 2x4)
    • DJ Hussey 25 (30b 1x4)
    • MH Yardy 6-0-36-0
    • IJL Trott 3-0-16-0
34.1

Trott to Hussey, 2 runs, Hussey this time is on the charge and slaps this out to deep cover. Well timed enough to take a couple

34.2

Trott to Hussey, no run, no getting this away as it's worked to short midwicket

34.3

Trott to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey aims a drive, not an expansive one, so helps himself to a single down the ground

34.4

Trott to White, 1 run, White flings his arms hard at the ball and it trickles down to long-off

34.5

Trott to Hussey, OUT, Trott does the trick! After taking single after single, Hussey tries to beat long-off, he couldn't and ended up lofting a simple catch

DJ Hussey c Bell b Trott 28 (43m 34b 1x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

That could be the game. Steve Smith is full of invention but hasn't been full of runs.

34.6

Trott to White, no run, White finishes the over by pushing to cover

That's my lot, I'll leave you with George to take you through to the end.

End of over 35 (4 runs) Australia 176/5 (124 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.02, RRR: 8.26)

    • CL White 39 (55b 2x4)
    • SPD Smith 0 (0b)
    • IJL Trott 4-0-20-1
    • MH Yardy 6-0-36-0

Australia need 124 off 90 balls with five wickets in hand. George Binoy here to take you to the finish.

35.1

Tremlett to Smith, 1 run, full and straight from Tremlett, driven past the bowler for a single

35.2

Tremlett to White, 1 run, White gets another single by driving towards long on, that asking-rate demands a bit more than singles though

35.3

Tremlett to Smith, 1 run, Smith moves forward and punches a length ball through cover, the score ticks over

35.4

Tremlett to White, no run, played off the back foot towards point

35.5

Tremlett to White, no run, a full toss at 139 kph, it was a touch low, and White pushed it tamely towards the off

35.6

Tremlett to White, no run, tight line and length. White stride forward and blocks.

End of over 36 (3 runs) Australia 179/5 (121 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.97, RRR: 8.64)

    • CL White 40 (59b 2x4)
    • SPD Smith 2 (2b)
    • CT Tremlett 7-0-36-1
    • IJL Trott 4-0-20-1
36.1

Trott to Smith, no run, Trott goes past the bat, Smith tried to run it down to third man but couldn't connect

36.2

Trott to Smith, no run, he should have done better with that full toss, instead Smith sliced it straight to the fielder at point, along the ground though

36.3

Trott to Smith, no run, whipped off the pads towards midwicket, good timing, no placement

36.4

Trott to Smith, FOUR, short ball and Smith gives that a fearful whack, pulling powerfully over midwicket and wide of the fielder in the deep

36.5

Trott to Smith, 2 runs, driven off the front foot with power to the deep cover boundary

36.6

Trott to Smith, 1 run, played off the pads off the front foot through midwicket

End of over 37 (7 runs) Australia 186/5 (114 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.02, RRR: 8.76)

    • SPD Smith 9 (8b 1x4)
    • CL White 40 (59b 2x4)
    • IJL Trott 5-0-27-1
    • CT Tremlett 7-0-36-1
37.1

Tremlett to Smith, no run, Smith drives firmly at a full ball from Tremlett but can't get past the giant of a bowler

37.2

Tremlett to Smith, FOUR, wide outside off stump and Smith throws his bat at the ball, cutting it hard with a flash of his bat, sending it blazing through point

37.3

Tremlett to Smith, 1 wide, strays down leg side, Tremlett will have to bowl that again

37.3

Tremlett to Smith, no run, defended on the back foot towards point

37.4

Tremlett to Smith, 2 runs, Smith opens the face and guides the ball behind point for one, but Smith wants two and he absolutely sprints back for the second. Top running

37.5

Tremlett to Smith, 1 leg bye, Smith mis-times the pull and gets hit on the body, the ball goes on the off side and there's no run. Prior runs across and throws needlessly at the stumps at the batsman's end and concedes an overthrow of the rebound

37.6

Tremlett to White, 2 runs, White pulls down to fine leg and smith urges him back for another quick double

End of over 38 (10 runs) Australia 196/5 (104 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.15, RRR: 8.66)

    • CL White 42 (60b 2x4)
    • SPD Smith 15 (13b 2x4)
    • CT Tremlett 8-0-45-1
    • IJL Trott 5-0-27-1
38.1

Trott to Smith, 1 run, full ball outside off, Smith stays in his crease and drills the ball through cover for a single

38.2

Trott to White, 2 runs, White frees his arms and thumps the ball towards long off, hit with power but just the two

38.3

Trott to White, no run, played towards the leg side on the front foot

38.4

Trott to White, no run, hit hard off the back foot towards cover

38.5

Trott to White, OUT, caught! And that might be it. White decided Trott had to go and muscled a length ball towards long-on. White had to create all the pace because Trott was giving him nothing to work with and he didn't hit it well enough. Yardy ran in from the boundary and held the catch.

CL White c Yardy b Trott 44 (86m 64b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

John Hastings is the new batsman.

38.6

Trott to Smith, no run, Smith works the ball off the pads towards midwicket

End of over 39 (3 runs) Australia 199/6 (101 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.10, RRR: 9.18)

    • SPD Smith 16 (15b 2x4)
    • JW Hastings 0 (0b)
    • IJL Trott 6-0-30-2
    • CT Tremlett 8-0-45-1

James Anderson is back into the attack.

39.1

Anderson to Hastings, no run, played off the back foot towards point

39.2

Anderson to Hastings, 1 run, short of a length and the batsman gets on top of the bounce and paddles it towards deep square

Trott's two wickets today were his first in ODIs by the way.

39.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, played with an open face towards point

39.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, full ball angling into the right-hander, played towards midwicket

39.5

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, Hastings was out if Strauss had hit the stumps at the batsman's end from midwicket. He didn't

39.6

Anderson to Hastings, OUT, well Strauss has caught Hastings now! Hastings had moved towards leg to make a bit of room, Anderson followed him with a shorter ball. Hastings was cramped but tried to pull it, the ball hit the top edge and lobbed up towards the leg side. Strauss took a dolly.

JW Hastings c Strauss b Anderson 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 40 (2 runs) Australia 201/7 (99 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.02, RRR: 9.90)

    • SPD Smith 17 (18b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 6-1-24-2
    • IJL Trott 6-0-30-2
40.1

Trott to Smith, no run, another dot ball, that asking-rate is becoming unmanageable now

40.2

Trott to Smith, 1 leg bye, moves across his stumps to try and swing it towards fine leg. Can't make contact and gets hit on the pad

40.3

Trott to Lee, no run, defended from the crease towards the off side

40.4

Trott to Lee, no run, Lee tries to cut, gets beaten outside off stump

40.5

Trott to Lee, no run, slow and straight from Trott at 117 kph. Lee plays it back to the bowler. Trott reaches out and fields the ball.

40.6

Trott to Lee, 1 run, this time he connects with the cut and plays it towards third man

End of over 41 (2 runs) Australia 203/7 (97 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.95, RRR: 10.77)

    • B Lee 1 (4b)
    • SPD Smith 17 (20b 2x4)
    • IJL Trott 7-0-31-2
    • JM Anderson 6-1-24-2
41.1

Anderson to Lee, 1 run, Lee nudges the ball awkwardly on the leg side and sets off to the non-striker's end

41.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, Smith pushes the ball towards Anderson's left and the bowler dives full length to make the save

41.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, Smith also tries to make room to play on the off. Anderson doesn't give it to him and Smith can only push to cover

41.4

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, cut off the back foot towards third man

41.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, played from the crease towards cover, Anderson is bowling wicket to wicket on a tight length

41.6

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, too straight this time and Smith flicks the ball to the man on the edge of the circle at midwicket

End of over 42 (4 runs) Australia 207/7 (93 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.92, RRR: 11.62)

    • SPD Smith 20 (25b 2x4)
    • B Lee 2 (5b)
    • JM Anderson 7-1-28-2
    • IJL Trott 7-0-31-2

Shahzad replaces Trott for the first over of the batting Powerplay.

"So, England have found the winning formula having lost 5 of their last 6 ODIs: lose most of your attack injured, play only 3 specialist bowlers and roll the opposition over, defending a target that the pundits seemed to think would be far too few!" says Mark Kidger.

42.1

Shahzad to Smith, 2 runs, slower ball to start with, Smith flicks it off his pads and tears back for a second and makes it with a full length dive

42.2

Shahzad to Smith, no run, Smith jumps out of his crease and makes room, Shahzad beats his attempted hit towards the off side and goes between the batsman and the stumps

42.3

Shahzad to Smith, 1 run, slower ball, played towards short third man and they run a single

42.4

Shahzad to Lee, 1 run, Lee didn't know too much about that short of a length delivery, it bounced off the high part of the bat and lobbed towards point where it fell short of the fielder

42.5

Shahzad to Smith, no run, the yorker, beats Smith, and misses leg stump

42.6

Shahzad to Smith, 1 run, another one in the blockhole, Smith moves towards leg and drives through cover point

End of over 43 (5 runs) Australia 212/7 (88 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.93, RRR: 12.57)

    • SPD Smith 24 (30b 2x4)
    • B Lee 3 (6b)
    • A Shahzad 8-0-41-1
    • JM Anderson 7-1-28-2
43.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, Anderson follows Smith's attempt to make room with a short ball, Smith gets down low and pulls it to deep square leg

43.2

Anderson to Lee, no run, Lee swishes, aiming for the leg-side boundary, and misses the short ball

43.3

Anderson to Lee, FOUR, up and over. Lee gets under a short and wide ball and cuts it hard over the off side. It bounces once before going over the point boundary

43.4

Anderson to Lee, 1 run, Lee swings again, aiming for down the ground, but gets an inside edge towards the leg side

43.5

Anderson to Smith, 3 runs, full ball in the blockhole and Smith manages to squeeze it towards deep backward square leg with a whip of his bat. Morgan dives on the boundary to save the four

43.6

Anderson to Lee, 1 no ball, very short, and extremely wide.

43.6

Anderson to Lee, no run, and he follows up that wayward delivery with a pinpoint yorker that beats Lee

End of over 44 (10 runs) Australia 222/7 (78 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.04, RRR: 13.00)

    • B Lee 8 (11b 1x4)
    • SPD Smith 28 (32b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 8-1-38-2
    • A Shahzad 8-0-41-1
44.1

Shahzad to Smith, 1 run, full toss around thigh height, Smith flicks towards the leg side

44.2

Shahzad to Lee, 1 run, Shahzad follows Lee's movement towards the leg side with a full toss, Lee mis-times his shot over the bowler's head.

44.3

Shahzad to Smith, 2 runs, short and slow, Smith walks across his stumps and paddles the ball towards deep backward square leg

44.4

Shahzad to Smith, no run, Smith tries to power the ball through the off side but can't beat cover

44.5

Shahzad to Smith, no run, the slower ball beats Smith's pull and he sets off for a run. Prior runs towards the stumps and then misses the underarm attempt to hit the stumps

44.6

Shahzad to Smith, 1 run, full ball outside off, squeezed towards point

End of over 45 (5 runs) Australia 227/7 (73 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.04, RRR: 14.60)

    • SPD Smith 32 (37b 2x4)
    • B Lee 9 (12b 1x4)
    • A Shahzad 9-0-46-1
    • JM Anderson 8-1-38-2
45.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 leg bye, the full ball hits the pad outside off stump after Smith failed to hit the ball through leg after moving across

45.2

Anderson to Lee, FOUR, Lee makes room by moving towards leg, Anderson responds with a delivery in the blockhole just outside off, Lee edges it between the keeper and short third man

45.3

Anderson to Lee, 1 run, played towards midwicket for a single

45.4

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, another blockhole delivery, not much Smith can do with that but push it towards the leg side for one

45.5

Anderson to Lee, FOUR, Lee backs away and swings hard at a short ball from Anderson, pulling it flat and fast into the gap between two fielders on the midwicket boundary

45.6

Anderson to Lee, 1 run, fuller ball this time and Lee hits it down the ground for a single

End of over 46 (12 runs) Australia 239/7 (61 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.19, RRR: 15.25)

    • B Lee 19 (16b 3x4)
    • SPD Smith 33 (39b 2x4)
    • JM Anderson 9-1-49-2
    • A Shahzad 9-0-46-1

Four overs to go, 61 to get. A situation made for Pollard or Pathan.

46.1

Shahzad to Lee, 3 runs, short, slow ball but it's down leg side, Lee swivels and pulls past short fine leg, he hasn't timed it well enough to get four though

46.2

Shahzad to Smith, 4 wides, that's wide down leg and Prior fumbles it was well. The ball trickles down towards the boundary and the batsmen run three more

46.2

Shahzad to Lee, 2 runs, Lee tees off against a full ball and smashes it towards deep midwicket. Won't find the boundary though as two fielders close in on it

46.3

Shahzad to Lee, 1 run, driven hard along the ground to mid-off

46.4

Shahzad to Smith, 1 run, Smith makes a lot of room and cuts but he cannot find the angle to place the ball past the fielder at point

46.5

Shahzad to Lee, no run, up there in the blockhole, Lee can only play it back to Shahzad

46.6

Shahzad to Lee, 1 run, another terrific death-over delivery, Lee can't get under it and drives towards mid-off

End of over 47 (12 runs) Australia 251/7 (49 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.34, RRR: 16.33)

    • B Lee 26 (21b 3x4)
    • SPD Smith 34 (40b 2x4)
    • A Shahzad 10-0-58-1
    • JM Anderson 9-1-49-2

49 to get off 18 balls. A situation made for Abdul Razzaq. Tremlett's back into the attack.

47.1

Tremlett to Lee, 1 run, short of a length ball and Lee mis-times the slog, the ball falls safely inside the circle near mid-off

47.2

Tremlett to Smith, 1 run, Smith slogs across the line and gets one towards midwicket

47.3

Tremlett to Lee, 2 runs, a slow full toss and Lee cuts it towards third man. Wonder how Razzaq would have treated that one

47.4

Tremlett to Lee, 1 run, Lee flat bats another full ball down the ground towards long on

47.5

Tremlett to Smith, no run, slower short ball, Smith swings hard and misses. Did I hear a groan as he didn't connect with anything?

47.6

Tremlett to Smith, 2 runs, full ball and Smith blazes it towards deep cover where Morgan sprints to his right and dives to make the save. He ball slips out of his grasp as he is sliding but he keeps his calm to grab it again. Terrific effort and the throw back to Tremlett is top class. Tremlett broke the stumps and that was a close run out call. Why didn't anyone appeal? Smith looks short of his ground

End of over 48 (7 runs) Australia 258/7 (42 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.37, RRR: 21.00)

    • SPD Smith 37 (43b 2x4)
    • B Lee 30 (24b 3x4)
    • CT Tremlett 9-0-52-1
    • A Shahzad 10-0-58-1
48.1

Anderson to Lee, 1 run, pulled towards midwicket for one more

48.2

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, full ball angling into middle and leg, Smith swings hard and launches the ball flat towards deep square for a one-bounce four

48.3

Anderson to Smith, 1 leg bye, full toss on leg stump, Smith should have hammered that but he failed to make proper contact

48.4

Anderson to Lee, no run, yorker. And a terrific one. Lee gets beaten and the ball blazes between stumps and body

48.5

Anderson to Lee, 2 runs, Lee swings with all he's got, and he mis-times it. The ball hangs in the air for ages and then falls safely

48.6

Anderson to Lee, 1 run, driven to long on for one

End of over 49 (9 runs) Australia 267/7 (33 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.44, RRR: 33.00)

    • B Lee 34 (28b 3x4)
    • SPD Smith 41 (45b 3x4)
    • JM Anderson 10-1-57-2
    • CT Tremlett 9-0-52-1

33 off one over. Yuvraj, Gibbs, Sobers or Shastri?!

49.1

Tremlett to Lee, 1 bye, the slower ball and the batsman fails to make contact. they run a bye and Prior misses the run out again

49.2

Tremlett to Smith, FOUR, Tremlett's yorker gets squeezed out by Smith, steering it past Prior for four

49.3

Tremlett to Smith, 1 run, another one in the blockhole, driven to cover

49.4

Tremlett to Lee, no run, full and wide outside off stump, Lee was making room and was then too far away from the ball to play a shot

49.5

Tremlett to Lee, FOUR, Lee makes room, and flays the ball over extra cover. Four runs but it's all futile now

49.6

Tremlett to Lee, 1 run, pulled away towards deep midwicket and England have kept the series alive with a clinical performance at the Adelaide Oval

Australia lead the series 3-1. Today's result has been great for the series. Three dead rubbers would have been too many in a series that already has one match too many. Peter English's bulletin has been updated. It definitely wasn't Australia's Day.

The next game is at the Gabba on January 30. Join us then. Cheers!

End of over 50 (11 runs) Australia 278/7 (22 runs required)

    • B Lee 39 (32b 4x4)
    • SPD Smith 46 (47b 4x4)
    • CT Tremlett 10-0-62-1
    • JM Anderson 10-1-57-2
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