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England in Australia ODI Series - 5th ODI

Australia v England

Australia won by 51 runs

1.20pm Time for the first ball, and it's James Anderson to Shane Watson....

1.10pm The pitch looks rock hard, so there should be plenty of bounce for the fast men but also plenty of runs if the batsmen get it off the middle. Steven Finn is making his ODI debut and he should enjoy this surface

I'm Brydon Coverdale and I'll be joined later by George Binoy and Liam Brickhill.

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12.50pm Michael Clarke has won the toss and Australia will bat.

England have made two changes, with Chris Woakes and Steven Finn both coming in to the side at the expense of Chris Tremlett, who has a minor side strain, and Michael Yardy, who has been dropped.

England 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Matt Prior (wk), 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Ian Bell, 6 Eoin Morgan, 7 Paul Collingwood, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Ajmal Shahzad, 10 Steven Finn, 11 James Anderson.

Mitchell Johnson returns for Australia, and he'll replace Xavier Doherty. So, obviously neither team thinks there'll be much help for the spinners out there, although Clarke also says Doherty has a bit of a stiff back.

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

12.40pm Hello and welcome to the 5th ODI between Australia and England at the Gabba. Australia are 3-1 up so England must win to keep the series alive, while the match will also be a valuable fundraiser to help the flood relief effort.

Andrew McGlashan is at the Gabba and he says there are a few bare patches near the rope in the outfield where they've had trouble with grass growth due to the weather, and those patches have been painted green. Today is fine, and although it's clouding over just a touch, the forecast is good.

Gnasher has been in Brisbane for a few days now, and here's his account of how the city looks after the floods.

0.1

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, Watson gets Australia off the mark with a boundary! A fine start as he reaches across to whip a lovely cover drive through the gap along the ground

0.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, fullish and swinging away, and Watson punches back past the bowler

0.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, a tighter line now from Anderson and Watson defends with bat and pad close together

0.4

Anderson to Watson, 2 runs, another good cover drive, although this one has clunked a bit and hasn't been timed properly, it's chased down and they pick up two

0.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, good ball, just straightening a touch without being prodigious outswing, and Watson defends

0.6

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

End of over 1 (6 runs) Australia 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
SR Watson    6* (6b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-6-0
BJ Haddin    0* (0b)     

Ajmal Shahzad to share the new ball, he's coming from the Stanley Street End and bowling to Brad Haddin.

1.1

Shahzad to Haddin, 1 leg bye, swinging on to the pads now and Haddin gets a leg bye

1.2

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, again it's the wrong line as Shahzad swings it well down leg, Watson clips it away for a single

1.3

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, better line now, outside off and Haddin leaves it alone

1.4

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, swinging down leg once again, Haddin cops it on the body as he can't get bat on ball

1.5

Shahzad to Haddin, 1 wide, oh dear, well down leg again and this one goes through to Prior and is called a wide

1.5

Shahzad to Haddin, 1 run, inswing again but it's on the stumps now and Haddin softly whips a single through square leg

1.6

Shahzad to Watson, no run, good ball, nipping in off a good length and Watson keeps it out

Well, that was a pretty poor over from Shahzad, he strayed down leg far too often but was lucky the over only cost him four runs.

End of over 2 (4 runs) Australia 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
SR Watson    7* (8b 1x4)      A Shahzad    1-0-3-0
BJ Haddin    1* (4b)      JM Anderson    1-0-6-0

2.1

Anderson to Haddin, no run, fullish and just outside off, Haddin drives but can't beat mid-off

2.2

Anderson to Haddin, no run, good ball from Anderson, probing just outside off and swinging away a fraction, Haddin defends

2.3

Anderson to Haddin, FOUR, that's a cracking, punchy off-drive from Haddin. Really terrific timing as he just leans in to that shot and pushes it back past the bowler, Pietersen at mid-off dives across and can't save it, though he perhaps should have

2.4

Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, driven away to the off side again

2.5

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, angling in to the pads of Watson, who nudges a quick single through midwicket

2.6

Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, down leg side again and Haddin gets a single

End of over 3 (7 runs) Australia 17/0 (RR: 5.66)
BJ Haddin    7* (9b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-13-0
SR Watson    8* (9b 1x4)      A Shahzad    1-0-3-0

3.1

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, left alone outside off, and that's carried high and quick through to Prior

3.2

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, attacking the off stump now and Haddin defends

3.3

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, Shahzad goes for the bouncer now, and Haddin ducks underneath it - after some consultation Rod Tucker and Asad Rauf decide that was legal, though it probably was too high

3.4

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, good ball, nipping back quite sharply off the seam and sailing over off stump as it's left alone

3.5

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, Haddin gets right in behind this one to defend

3.6

Shahzad to Haddin, 1 wide, ah, Shahzad had bowled a much better line this over but he ruins it by straying way down leg again

3.6

Shahzad to Haddin, 1 run, well outside off and Haddin guides it off the face of the bat down to third man

End of over 4 (2 runs) Australia 19/0 (RR: 4.75)
BJ Haddin    8* (15b 1x4)      A Shahzad    2-0-5-0
SR Watson    8* (9b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-13-0

4.1

Anderson to Haddin, 1 wide, down leg side, another wide, from Anderson this time

4.1

Anderson to Haddin, no run, and another one swings on to the pads, this one strikes Haddin on the body

4.2

Anderson to Haddin, no run, good bouncer - well directed and Haddin had to sway quickly out of the way to avoid taking that on the helmet

4.3

Anderson to Haddin, no run, good bounce and carry again as Haddin leaves one outside off

4.4

Anderson to Haddin, no run, ouch! This one has jagged back in at 143kph and whacks Haddin in the midriff

4.5

Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin responds with a drive but not timed quite well enough to get past Pietersen at mid-off

4.6

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, Watson hasn't had much of the strike the past couple of overs and he doesn't waste this delivery! Anderson dropped just a touch short and Watson lashed a pull forward of midwicket, super timing and that was always a boundary

End of over 5 (6 runs) Australia 25/0 (RR: 5.00)
SR Watson    12* (10b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-19-0
BJ Haddin    9* (20b 1x4)      A Shahzad    2-0-5-0

5.1

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, Shahzad goes for the yorker now but slightly off line, and Haddin keeps it out

5.2

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, Haddin tries to work it through leg but there's a man at a sort of leg gully or short backward square leg, who cuts this off

5.3

Shahzad to Haddin, FOUR, well played, though it was a bad ball, short and down leg, and Haddin just helps this on its way over the leg gully and there's nobody at fine leg who can save this boundary

5.4

Shahzad to Haddin, 1 run, Shahzad's line is all over the place, now he goes a bit short and wide and Haddin cuts hard on the bounce to third man

5.5

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, angles on to the pads of Watson, who gently clips a single to midwicket

5.6

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, fuller and wide of off, Haddin tries to drive but can't time it

End of over 6 (6 runs) Australia 31/0 (RR: 5.16)
BJ Haddin    14* (25b 2x4)      A Shahzad    3-0-11-0
SR Watson    13* (11b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-19-0

Steven Finn comes on for his first over in an ODI, he's replaced Anderson at the Vulture Street End.

6.1

Finn to Watson, no run, fullish length to start with and Watson drives it back to the bowler

6.2

Finn to Watson, no run, good line right on off stump and Watson punches to cover

6.3

Finn to Watson, no run, Finn goes really full again, Watson crunches it back over the bowler's head on the bounce but it's collected safely by mid-off

6.4

Finn to Watson, 1 run, this one is driven harder along the ground past the bowler but it's only a single as Pietersen at mid-off does well to dive across and save this

6.5

Finn to Haddin, no run, good ball - Finn goes for the yorker with the angle in to Haddin and there's half an appeal for lbw but that was sliding down leg

6.6

Finn to Haddin, 1 wide, strays down leg now and that one's a wide

6.6

Finn to Haddin, no run, another good yorker from Finn and Haddin jams the bat down to keep it out

Good start from Finn. Yorkers aren't only useful at the end of an innings.

End of over 7 (2 runs) Australia 33/0 (RR: 4.71)
BJ Haddin    14* (27b 2x4)      ST Finn    1-0-2-0
SR Watson    14* (15b 2x4)      A Shahzad    3-0-11-0

7.1

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, soft hands from Watson as he gets a single with a push towards gully

7.2

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, Shahzad angles this in to Haddin, who defends

7.3

Shahzad to Haddin, FOUR, Haddin has got tired of waiting and backs off a touch to slash an upper cut over point, racing away to the boundary. The ball was short and wide enough to justify that shot, and he played it well

7.4

Shahzad to Haddin, FOUR, and another boundary, though this one was a more genuine edge. But he went hard, and it flew over the vacant second slip area - he'd have to have been Joel Garner to have any hope, even if there was a man there - and it bounces away to third man

7.5

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, defended away to the leg side

7.6

Shahzad to Haddin, 1 wide, another bad ball swinging down leg from Shahzad, and Prior can't quite take it cleanly

7.6

Shahzad to Haddin, no run, solidly defended to off

End of over 8 (10 runs) Australia 43/0 (RR: 5.37)
BJ Haddin    22* (32b 4x4)      A Shahzad    4-0-21-0
SR Watson    15* (16b 2x4)      ST Finn    1-0-2-0

8.1

Finn to Watson, no run, there's an lbw shout as Finn angles it in to Watson, but Rod Tucker isn't interested. It looked to be sliding down leg but Strauss wants a review. Hmm, it's hit him in line but he's quite a way forward, and the replays confirm that is missing leg. So England have lost one of their two reviews.

8.2

Finn to Watson, 1 run, Finn tries for the yorker again but it's just a touch half-volleyish and Watson drives a single wide of mid-off

8.3

Finn to Haddin, no run, this one's a very good yorker - Haddin can do nowt but keep it out

8.4

Finn to Haddin, no run, oh, what a cracking off-drive but he's hit it so hard that mid-off, who is back on the edge of the circle, collects it so quickly they can't get a single

8.5

Finn to Haddin, FOUR, ah, Finn gives Haddin just a little width outside off and Haddin backs off a touch to slash a cut over point, really well played

8.6

Finn to Haddin, no run, fuller and angled in, hits Haddin on the pad as he can't get it away

End of over 9 (5 runs) Australia 48/0 (RR: 5.33)
BJ Haddin    26* (36b 5x4)      ST Finn    2-0-7-0
SR Watson    16* (18b 2x4)      A Shahzad    4-0-21-0

Shahzad has a break now and Chris Woakes comes on.

9.1

Woakes to Watson, no run, Watson pushes to off, can't find the gap

9.2

Woakes to Watson, OUT, Woakes strikes! Watson goes for a hard cut behind point but he's picked out Collingwood, whose reflexes have not dulled at all! He takes a really good, sharp catch and Watson is on his way

SR Watson c Collingwood b Woakes 16 (41m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Watson certainly timed that well but picked out the fielder at backward point. He couldn't believe his mistake. But Haddin had taken most of the strike and it seemed Watson was keen to get a move on. Now here's Shaun Marsh.

9.3

Woakes to Marsh, no run, Woakes comes around the wicket to Marsh, who defends

9.4

Woakes to Marsh, no run, angling on to the pads of Marsh, who tries to whip through square leg but can't find a gap

9.5

Woakes to Marsh, no run, fullish and angling in again, Marsh meets it with the full face of the bat

9.6

Woakes to Marsh, 2 runs, Marsh gets off the mark with a flick off his hips behind square leg as Woakes strays a touch

End of over 10 (2 runs) Australia 50/1 (RR: 5.00)
SE Marsh    2* (4b)      CR Woakes    1-0-2-1
BJ Haddin    26* (36b 5x4)      ST Finn    2-0-7-0

Andrew Strauss has not surprisingly decided to take the Bowling Powerplay.

10.1

Finn to Haddin, no run, well now, this one has really fizzed through past the outside edge and thumps into Prior's gloves - good ball

10.2

Finn to Haddin, no run, straighter line now and Haddin defends

10.3

Finn to Haddin, 1 leg bye, Finn uses his angle and bounce to nip it in to Haddin from short of a length and it flies away off the thigh just wide of gully for a leg bye

Around the wicket to Marsh

10.4

Finn to Marsh, no run, Marsh walks across and covers his off stump, and leaves it alone

10.5

Finn to Marsh, 1 run, swinging on to the pads and Marsh turns a single to fine leg

10.6

Finn to Haddin, 1 run, soft hands from Haddin, who nudges a single to the leg side

End of over 11 (3 runs) Australia 53/1 (RR: 4.81)
BJ Haddin    27* (40b 5x4)      ST Finn    3-0-9-0
SE Marsh    3* (6b)      CR Woakes    1-0-2-1

11.1

Woakes to Haddin, no run, Haddin drops this one at his feet and thinks about a quick single, but Marsh sends him back

11.2

Woakes to Haddin, no run, oh, Haddin is lucky to get away with this one as Woakes angles it back in and draws an inside edge that clips the back leg and sails just over the top of the stumps

11.3

Woakes to Haddin, 1 run, this time Haddin gets a single as he pushes gently back past the bowler towards mid-on

11.4

Woakes to Marsh, 2 runs, England persist with the angle in to Marsh, trying to deny him runs to the off side, and he flicks it through midwicket

11.5

Woakes to Marsh, no run, pushes this one away defensively towards point

11.6

Woakes to Marsh, 1 run, again Marsh clips a run behind square leg - plenty of gaps on the leg side for him

End of over 12 (4 runs) Australia 57/1 (RR: 4.75)
SE Marsh    6* (9b)      CR Woakes    2-0-6-1
BJ Haddin    28* (43b 5x4)      ST Finn    3-0-9-0

12.1

Finn to Marsh, 2 runs, banged in a little short and outside off, Marsh uses the bounce on this to steer a cut safely over gully and it runs away to third man

12.2

Finn to Marsh, 1 run, Finn squares Marsh up this time with a ball on off stump, it gets a thickish edge away through gully

12.3

Finn to Haddin, no run, Finn gives Haddin some extra bounce now and he tries to back away for his old favourite slash, but this one just clunks down into the ground and bounces through to Prior

12.4

Finn to Haddin, 1 leg bye, swinging on to the pads of Haddin, who gets a leg bye

12.5

Finn to Marsh, no run, left alone outside off

12.6

Finn to Marsh, 1 run, fullish on off stump, Marsh clips a single towards mid-on

End of over 13 (5 runs) Australia 62/1 (RR: 4.76)
SE Marsh    10* (13b)      ST Finn    4-0-13-0
BJ Haddin    28* (45b 5x4)      CR Woakes    2-0-6-1

13.1

Woakes to Marsh, 1 run, banged in at the hips of Marsh, who helps this on its way to fine leg

13.2

Woakes to Haddin, no run, Woakes comes wide of the crease and angles it in to Haddin, who shapes to back away and then defends

13.3

Woakes to Haddin, FOUR, cracker! Haddin gets tired of this and gives himself some room and then powers this back over the bowler's head, and that is timed so well as it races away to the boundary straight back down the ground

13.4

Woakes to Haddin, 1 run, more room for Haddin, who steers this one to third man

13.5

Woakes to Marsh, no run, Marsh leans forward with bat and pad close together and defends

13.6

Woakes to Marsh, no run, good ball, the yorker coming in from around the wicket keeps Marsh back and all he can do is defend

End of over 14 (6 runs) Australia 68/1 (RR: 4.85)
SE Marsh    11* (16b)      CR Woakes    3-0-12-1
BJ Haddin    33* (48b 6x4)      ST Finn    4-0-13-0

14.1

Finn to Haddin, no run, once more Haddin backs away to the leg side and tries to force it through off, but this one doesn't find the gap

14.2

Finn to Haddin, FOUR, fullish ball and Haddin tries to muscle this drive over mid-off, Pietersen is back on the circle and it's just gone safely wide of him in the air - it still wasn't timed that well but Pietersen's chase can't cut it off - he was going to dive and then decided not to

14.3

Finn to Haddin, no run, pushed away to the off side

14.4

Finn to Haddin, OUT, well, Brad Haddin's walking around in the crease has cost him now, and he's been bowled through his legs! Finn gets his first ODI wicket as Haddin tries to move across to the off side and clip through leg, but he's missed it completely and the ball goes through his legs to bowl him

BJ Haddin b Finn 37 (64m 52b 7x4 0x6) SR: 71.15

That's a very unattractive way to go - Haddin won't want to see a replay of that dismissal. But Finn has bowled well and he earned that wicket. Now, here's Michael Clarke.

14.5

Finn to Clarke, 1 wide, bouncer to begin with, and Prior does very well to leap up and prevent this running away for five wides - it'll just be the one wide

14.5

Finn to Clarke, no run, Clarke takes a big stride across to shoulder arms outside off

14.6

Finn to Clarke, no run, another one left alone by Clarke

End of over 15 (5 runs) Australia 73/2 (RR: 4.86)
MJ Clarke    0* (2b)      ST Finn    5-0-18-1
SE Marsh    11* (16b)      CR Woakes    3-0-12-1

Anderson returns now as Andrew Strauss tries to keep these two new batsmen on their toes. Surprise, surprise, he's around the wicket to Marsh.

15.1

Anderson to Marsh, 1 wide, swings this one too far down leg and that's a wide

15.1

Anderson to Marsh, no run, swinging in again to Marsh, who gets it off the pad and this ball runs to Prior, not missing the leg stump by a great margin

15.2

Anderson to Marsh, no run, full and swinging in, Marsh drives back to the bowler

15.3

Anderson to Marsh, no run, another fullish ball just outside off, Marsh tries to drive through cover but Bell collects it

15.4

Anderson to Marsh, 2 runs, good, hard running as Marsh picks up two with another clip through midwicket

15.5

Anderson to Marsh, 1 run, banged in a touch shorter on the hips, Marsh just guides this one to fine leg for another single

15.6

Anderson to Clarke, 3 runs, Clarke gets off the mark with a solid punch through the gap at cover and he's quick enough between the wickets to turn that into three runs

That's drinks on a warm day in Brisbane, and here's George Binoy to take you through this next passage of play.

End of over 16 (7 runs) Australia 80/2 (RR: 5.00)
MJ Clarke    3* (3b)      JM Anderson    4-0-26-0
SE Marsh    14* (21b)      ST Finn    5-0-18-1

Cheers Brydon. That was a crisp, punchy shot from Clarke that got him off the mark.

Have you read Ian Chappell's Sunday column yet? "Michael Clarke is mired in the worst kind of slump a batsman can experience. His problems are not just mental, he also has to deal with a technical flaw."

16.1

Finn to Clarke, FOUR, another crisp shot, Clarke leans forward and across to flick a full ball with terrific timing between mid-on and midwicket

16.2

Finn to Clarke, no run, better line on off stump, Clarke strides forward and defends with a straight bat

16.3

Finn to Clarke, 1 run, Yes! yells Clarke after nudging a length delivery off his pads on the leg side

Finn goes round the wicket to Marsh ...

16.4

Finn to Marsh, no run, good length delivery outside off, Marsh lets it go through to Prior

16.5

Finn to Marsh, no run, Finn angles a full ball into the left-hander's off and middle stump from round the wicket, Marsh digs it out

16.6

Finn to Marsh, no run, wider outside off stump this time, Marsh strides forward and shoulders arms with a flourish

End of over 17 (5 runs) Australia 85/2 (RR: 5.00)
SE Marsh    14* (24b)      ST Finn    6-0-23-1
MJ Clarke    8* (6b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-26-0

17.1

Anderson to Clarke, no run, short of a length just outside off, Clarke moves towards the ball and punches to cover point, his timing is good today

17.2

Anderson to Clarke, no run, played off the front foot towards cover again, the length was fuller around off from Anderson

17.3

Anderson to Clarke, 1 run, a touch straight and Clarke works the ball wide of mid-on for a single

17.4

Anderson to Marsh, no run, good length angling across Marsh from over the wicket, played from the crease towards point

17.5

Anderson to Marsh, no run, pushed off the front foot towards mid off

17.6

Anderson to Marsh, 1 run, Anderson pitches short of a length outside leg, Marsh waits and pulls it off his hips towards fine leg

End of over 18 (2 runs) Australia 87/2 (RR: 4.83)
SE Marsh    15* (27b)      JM Anderson    5-0-28-0
MJ Clarke    9* (9b 1x4)      ST Finn    6-0-23-1

18.1

Finn to Marsh, no run, full ball angling into Marsh from round the wicket. No room to work with and he defends with bat and pad close together

18.2

Finn to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh tries to work the ball on the leg but gets an inside edge on to the pad towards the off side, Clarke calls him through for a quick single

18.3

Finn to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

18.4

Finn to Clarke, no run, Finn angles the ball at Clarke's body from over the wicket, Clarke fends towards the leg side, Finn has a forward short leg in place and Clarke got hit on the glove while fending

18.5

Finn to Clarke, FOUR, slapped, Clarke backs away to make room and goes hard at a short ball, flaying it through cover with power and timing

18.6

Finn to Clarke, FOUR, straight this time, Clarke punches down the ground off the front foot, between the stumps and the non-striker and his timing is outstanding

"Clarke is set for a big one today. A fifty is definitely on cards. Wish he gets back to his best before the World Cup, what a player and badly struggling," says Shafaqat.

End of over 19 (9 runs) Australia 96/2 (RR: 5.05)
MJ Clarke    17* (13b 3x4)      ST Finn    7-0-32-1
SE Marsh    16* (29b)      JM Anderson    5-0-28-0

Strauss has given the ball to Collingwood, bowling from round the wicket at Marsh.

19.1

Collingwood to Marsh, OUT, And he's struck right away! He angled a gentle delivery into Marsh at 117 kph, it pitched on a good length and Marsh came forward to flick. He hit it cleanly but in the air towards midwicket where Strauss dived forward and to hi left to take a low catch. An extremely soft dismissal.

SE Marsh c Strauss b Collingwood 16 (44m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

Cameron White is the new batsman.

19.2

Collingwood to White, no run, Collingwood goes over the wicket to the right-handers and bowls a wider delivery outside off, White lets it go

19.3

Collingwood to White, no run, fuller ball and straighter line, White clips towards midwicket

19.4

Collingwood to White, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

19.5

Collingwood to White, no run, straight and simple bowling from Collingwood. White gets behind the line and defends towards the off

19.6

Collingwood to White, no run, no width or length to work with and White has to defend once again towards the off side

End of over 20 (wicket maiden) Australia 96/3 (RR: 4.80)
CL White    0* (5b)      PD Collingwood    1-1-0-1
MJ Clarke    17* (13b 3x4)      ST Finn    7-0-32-1

"Right, White needs to play aggressively right from the start here, I'm sooo sick of these soft dismissals!" says Bryn.

Woakes is back ...

20.1

Woakes to Clarke, 1 run, and he begins with one on Clarke's pads and watches the batsman flick towards fine leg

20.2

Woakes to White, no run, Woakes tests White with the short ball, White shapes up to pull but then bails out of the shot

20.3

Woakes to White, FOUR, was that edged or steered? A bit of both perhaps but he placed it fine past the wicketkeeper to the third-man boundary

20.4

Woakes to White, no run, White goes hard at a wide ball outside off but mis-times the cut towards point

20.5

Woakes to White, 1 run, good length, angling into the right-hander, White pushes towards the leg side and runs

20.6

Woakes to Clarke, no run, Clarke strides forward to defend a good length ball around off stump with confidence

End of over 21 (6 runs) Australia 102/3 (RR: 4.85)
MJ Clarke    18* (15b 3x4)      CR Woakes    4-0-18-1
CL White    5* (9b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    1-1-0-1

21.1

Collingwood to White, SIX, up and over! White gets under a length delivery and hoists it straight back over Collingwood's head for six. The field was in but he cleared the boundary by a few yards

21.2

Collingwood to White, FOUR, driven fluently off the front foot wide of the fielder at mid-off for a boundary

21.3

Collingwood to White, no run, defended on the off side on the front foot

21.4

Collingwood to White, no run, defended confidently once again on the front foot

21.5

Collingwood to White, 1 run, Collingwood bowls a tight line on off and middle but Whites pushes the ball past him and calls for the quick single

21.6

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, Clarke moves forward and flicks the ball off middle stump towards midwicket

End of over 22 (11 runs) Australia 113/3 (RR: 5.13)
MJ Clarke    18* (16b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    2-1-11-1
CL White    16* (14b 2x4 1x6)      CR Woakes    4-0-18-1

22.1

Woakes to White, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

"Right!! Clarke has to punish these relatively junior bowlers, show your inner mongrel Clarkie!!!" urges Stevie.

22.2

Woakes to White, OUT, he's gone! And that is some delivery. Woakes pitched on a good length after angling the ball into the right-hander and got it to straighten off the pitch. White was squared up in his crease and his attempt at defending resulted in a sizeable edge to Matt Prior

CL White c †Prior b Woakes 16 (11m 16b 2x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

David Hussey is the new batsman ... there's a slip in place.

22.3

Woakes to Hussey, no run, good length angling into Hussey. He defends on the off side

22.4

Woakes to Hussey, 2 runs, too full and too straight, flicked off the pads through midwicket

22.5

Woakes to Hussey, no run, short ball and Clarke ducks under it

22.6

Woakes to Hussey, no run, pushed off the front foot towards point

End of over 23 (2 runs) Australia 115/4 (RR: 5.00)
DJ Hussey    2* (4b)      CR Woakes    5-0-20-2
MJ Clarke    18* (16b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    2-1-11-1

"Looks like 16 is the unlucky number today. Already Watson, Marsh and White have gotten out for 16," says Kasun.

23.1

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, driven off the front foot towards cover

23.2

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, Collingwood bowls a tight line on off stump, pushed towards cover

23.3

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves forward and across, pushes the ball firmly to mid-on and continues running

23.4

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, good length and extremely straight. Hussey plays the ball back towards Collingwood

23.5

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, 120 kph, Hussey drives towards cover on the front foot

23.6

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, Hussey drives the ball firmly but back to the bowler

End of over 24 (1 run) Australia 116/4 (RR: 4.83)
DJ Hussey    2* (7b)      PD Collingwood    3-1-12-1
MJ Clarke    19* (19b 3x4)      CR Woakes    5-0-20-2

24.1

Woakes to Clarke, no run, full ball on middle stump, Clarke moves forward and across and plays to mid-on

24.2

Woakes to Clarke, no run, good length and straight, defended on the front foot towards the off side

24.3

Woakes to Clarke, 3 runs, short and wide and Clarke cuts the ball hard in front of point, Trott fields on the boundary and the batsman run the third on the throw

24.4

Woakes to Hussey, 2 runs, Hussey strides forward and drives fluently through extra cover for two more

24.5

Woakes to Hussey, no run, full and straight, driven back to the bowler on the front foot

24.6

Woakes to Hussey, no run, played back to the bowler once again to end the over

End of over 25 (5 runs) Australia 121/4 (RR: 4.84)
DJ Hussey    4* (10b)      CR Woakes    6-0-25-2
MJ Clarke    22* (22b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    3-1-12-1

25.1

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, driven off the front foot through cover for a single

25.2

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, Collignwood pitches on middle and Hussey uses the angle and flicks through square

25.3

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, Clarke closes the face of the bat and plays towards midwicket

25.4

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, Clarke moves across and defends from his crease with bat and pad close together

25.5

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, full ball on off and middle, Clarke moves forward and drives towards mid on

25.6

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, full ball wide outside off, 103 kph, Clarke mis-times the cover drive but hits it wide of the man at short cover

End of over 26 (3 runs) Australia 124/4 (RR: 4.76)
MJ Clarke    24* (27b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    4-1-15-1
DJ Hussey    5* (11b)      CR Woakes    6-0-25-2

26.1

Woakes to Clarke, no run, good length delivery outside off, Clarke lets it go

26.2

Woakes to Clarke, no run, defended back to the bowler.

Here's a good one from Bernie: "I am available to bowl in the nets to let the Australian batsmen get used to Collingwood's pace."

26.3

Woakes to Clarke, no run

26.4

Woakes to Clarke, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards mid-on

26.5

Woakes to Hussey, 2 runs, full ball angling into middle and leg, Hussey flicks the ball through midwicket for two more

26.6

Woakes to Hussey, no run, Hussey tries to defend but gets an inside edge on to the pad

End of over 27 (3 runs) Australia 127/4 (RR: 4.70)
DJ Hussey    7* (13b)      CR Woakes    7-0-28-2
MJ Clarke    25* (31b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    4-1-15-1

27.1

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, Clarke strides forward and defends on the off side. Collingwood is bowling so simply, wicket to wicket at 120 kph or so and the batsman can't do much

27.2

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, defended once again towards the bowler

27.3

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, Clarke comes forward to drive and makes good contact, Collingwood reaches out with his right hand and fields on his follow through

27.4

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, tight stuff continues, Clarke defends with bat and pad close together

27.5

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, flicked off the pads through midwicket for a single

27.6

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, Hussey drives off the front foot towards Collingwood's left and the bowlers fields. Just one run off that over.

End of over 28 (1 run) Australia 128/4 (RR: 4.57)
DJ Hussey    7* (14b)      PD Collingwood    5-1-16-1
MJ Clarke    26* (36b 3x4)      CR Woakes    7-0-28-2

28.1

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, good length delivery angling into the right-hander, Clarke defends

It's Shahzad bowling by the way ...

28.2

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, Clarke defends from his crease towards the bowler

He's bowling off a short run ...

28.3

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, Clarke tries to run the single to mid-on but there's no run there

28.4

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, driven off the front foot towards cover. Clarke has stagnated after a fluent start to his innings

28.5

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, Clarke strides forward and defends a good length ball towards the off. The Gabba crowd is stirring up some noise

28.6

Shahzad to Clarke, no run, defended from the crease towards cover. A maiden to follow a one-run over. Pressure mounting.

End of over 29 (maiden) Australia 128/4 (RR: 4.41)
MJ Clarke    26* (42b 3x4)      A Shahzad    5-1-21-0
DJ Hussey    7* (14b)      PD Collingwood    5-1-16-1

29.1

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, full ball outside off, Hussey uses the width to drive through cover point

29.2

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke pushes the ball off the front foot towards mid-on and sets off as soon as he makes contact

29.3

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, Hussey works the ball from its middle-stump line towards cover

29.4

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, full and straight, driven past the bowler and mid-on runs and slides to his left to keep the batsmen to one

29.5

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke uses the width outside off to dab the ball towards third man

29.6

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey this time, opens the face late to dab the ball from off stump towards third man where Shahzad does the fielding

End of over 30 (5 runs) Australia 133/4 (RR: 4.43)
DJ Hussey    10* (18b)      PD Collingwood    6-1-21-1
MJ Clarke    28* (44b 3x4)      A Shahzad    5-1-21-0

"With every successive frustrating innings he plays, it's getting harder and harder to justify to the English people that surround me in Hong Kong as to why Clarke now captains both our Test and ODI sides. Can someone help me out here?" asks Kent. He isn't full time Test captain yet!

30.1

Shahzad to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off stump

30.2

Shahzad to Hussey, FOUR, short, wide, smashed. Hussey reaches out for a wide one and lashes the ball through point with a fierce cut

30.3

Shahzad to Hussey, no run, this wasn't that short, it wasn't that wide and it bounced a touch more to beat Hussey's cut

30.4

Shahzad to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey attempts to drive straight but the ball takes the outside edge and goes towards third man

30.5

Shahzad to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves forward, pushes towards cover and calls immediately

30.6

Shahzad to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey gets another outside edge towards third man for a single

End of over 31 (7 runs) Australia 140/4 (RR: 4.51)
DJ Hussey    16* (23b 1x4)      A Shahzad    6-1-28-0
MJ Clarke    29* (45b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    6-1-21-1

31.1

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, full ball on off stump, Hussey times the drive well but places it to the fielder at cover

31.2

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, full ball on middle, worked off the pads through the leg side

31.3

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, Clarke tales two steps forward and plays the ball towards midwicket

31.4

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, flicked off the pads through midwicket for a single

31.5

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, Hussey defends from his crease towards point

31.6

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, Hussey moves forward to flick and plays it straight to midwicket

End of over 32 (2 runs) Australia 142/4 (RR: 4.43)
DJ Hussey    17* (27b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    7-1-23-1
MJ Clarke    30* (47b 3x4)      A Shahzad    6-1-28-0

How Collingwood is getting away with that economy-rate is beyond me. And here's Jonathan Trott.

32.1

Trott to Clarke, 1 run, the first ball is a touch wide outside off and Clarke steers the ball towards third man, 116.8 kph

32.2

Trott to Hussey, FOUR, driven and driven superbly wide of the fielder at mid-off, excellent timing

32.3

Trott to Hussey, no run, played on the leg side off the front foot

32.4

Trott to Hussey, 1 run, pushed from the crease down the ground for a single, 115kph that was

32.5

Trott to Clarke, 1 run, played down the ground towards long on again

32.6

Trott to Hussey, 1 run, the slower ball at 104.9kph, Hussey waits for it and pushes the ball through cover for a single

End of over 33 (8 runs) Australia 150/4 (RR: 4.54)
DJ Hussey    23* (31b 2x4)      IJL Trott    1-0-8-0
MJ Clarke    32* (49b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    7-1-23-1

33.1

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, driven off the front foot through cover again

33.2

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, good length and very straight. Clarke moves forward and across to play the ball towards mid-on

33.3

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, pushed off the front foot towards midwicket

33.4

Collingwood to Clarke, 2 runs, a touch too full and straight, Clarke flicks through midwicket

33.5

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, played from the crease towards midwicket

33.6

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, full on middle again, Clarke leans across and flicks the ball through midwicket

And that will be drinks. Australia need a strong surge in this next session of play. Brydon's back to take you through it.

End of over 34 (4 runs) Australia 154/4 (RR: 4.52)
MJ Clarke    35* (54b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    8-1-27-1
DJ Hussey    24* (32b 2x4)      IJL Trott    1-0-8-0

Thanks George. This game is pretty finely balanced here - England would love one more wicket quickly to get them in to the bowlers. But Hussey and Clarke are trying to help the Aussies build a total.

Bernie Bourke has this offer for the Australians: "I am available to bowl in the nets to let the Australian batsmen get used to Collingwood's pace. Sorry, I 'd be too fast for Trott."

34.1

Finn to Clarke, FOUR, cracking drive through extra cover from Clarke as the changed ball offers a bit of pace off the bat, and Steven Finn, who has returned, goes a touch too full

34.2

Finn to Clarke, no run, defended back down the pitch

34.3

Finn to Clarke, 1 run, angling on to the pads now and it's whipped through square leg

34.4

Finn to Hussey, 2 runs, and Hussey goes for a good cover drive now as he gets some width outside off, but Pietersen at deep cover keeps this to two

34.5

Finn to Hussey, no run, driven back past the bowler towards mid-off

34.6

Finn to Hussey, no run, angles this one in to the off stump and Hussey guides it to gully

End of over 35 (7 runs) Australia 161/4 (RR: 4.60)
DJ Hussey    26* (35b 2x4)      ST Finn    8-0-39-1
MJ Clarke    40* (57b 4x4)      PD Collingwood    8-1-27-1

35.1

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, beaten outside off as Clarke tries to force Collingwood through point, Prior whips the bails off but Clarke didn't lift his foot

35.2

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, swings on to the pads now and Clarke glances a single to fine leg

35.3

Collingwood to Hussey, no run, Hussey drives straight back to Collingwood

35.4

Collingwood to Hussey, 2 runs, another pretty straight ball and Hussey tickles it fine enough to pick up a couple of runs

35.5

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, driven down towards long-on and it's another single

35.6

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, another one right on off stump and Clarke works it to mid-on

So, Collingwood and Trott have bowled their combined 10 overs now, and Strauss can go to the full-timers. But the way Collingwood has kept things tight, why not bowl him out.

End of over 36 (4 runs) Australia 165/4 (RR: 4.58)
MJ Clarke    41* (60b 4x4)      PD Collingwood    9-1-31-1
DJ Hussey    29* (38b 2x4)      ST Finn    8-0-39-1

36.1

Finn to Hussey, no run, short of a length from Finn and Hussey nudges to point

36.2

Finn to Hussey, no run, Hussey ducks a bouncer now

36.3

Finn to Hussey, 1 run, angling on to the hips of Hussey, who turns a single past square leg

36.4

Finn to Clarke, 1 run, another one is on the hips, another one is flicked through square leg to the man in the deep

36.5

Finn to Hussey, 1 wide, ah, Finn gets this bouncer wrong as it sails down leg side and is called a wide

36.5

Finn to Hussey, 1 run, good, quick single as Hussey gets on the back foot and nudges to cover

36.6

Finn to Clarke, FOUR, Clarke uses his feet now and gives himself room to pull a slightly short ball through midwicket, well placed by Clarke as he finds the gap at midwicket and picks up a valuable boundary

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End of over 37 (8 runs) Australia 173/4 (RR: 4.67)
MJ Clarke    46* (62b 5x4)      ST Finn    9-0-47-1
DJ Hussey    31* (42b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    9-1-31-1

37.1

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey pushes another single through cover, keeps the score ticking along

37.2

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke flicks a single through midwicket now

37.3

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, a touch short and wide outside off and Hussey cuts hard in the air, it bounces down to third man

37.4

Collingwood to Clarke, 1 run, tickled away behind square leg and they can't turn this into two runs as KP fields

37.5

Collingwood to Hussey, 1 run, good, consistent line on off stump and Hussey punches through cover

37.6

Collingwood to Clarke, no run, Collingwood finishes with a slower ball, yorker length outside off and Clarke can't get a run back past the bowler

Paul Collingwood finishes his 10 overs with 1 for 36 - a fine effort on a pitch where he could have gone for a few runs.

End of over 38 (5 runs) Australia 178/4 (RR: 4.68)
MJ Clarke    48* (65b 5x4)      PD Collingwood    10-1-36-1
DJ Hussey    34* (45b 2x4)      ST Finn    9-0-47-1

Woakes returns now. He's got pretty handy figures today as well.

38.1

Woakes to Hussey, OUT, and Woakes' fine day continues! Hussey has dragged it on, trying to cut hard outside off and the ball cannons in to the off stump. The ball was there to be hit, he just didn't get it off the middle, and perhaps a touch of seam in to the batsman also contributed

DJ Hussey b Woakes 34 (56m 46b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.91

That changes things a bit, because Hussey and Clarke were getting well set and could perhaps have enjoyed the Batting Powerplay shortly. Now Steven Smith has to get his eye in.

38.2

Woakes to Smith, 1 run, Smith is off the mark straight away, with a defensive push to cover that he turns into a quick single

38.3

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

38.4

Woakes to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off, good line from Woakes

38.5

Woakes to Clarke, no run, fullish and angling in, Clarke gets forward and nudges to off

38.6

Woakes to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke drives through cover now and gets a single that takes him to 49 and allows him to retain the strike

End of over 39 (2 runs) Australia 180/5 (RR: 4.61)
MJ Clarke    49* (69b 5x4)      CR Woakes    8-0-30-3
SPD Smith    1* (1b)      PD Collingwood    10-1-36-1

Time for James Anderson to come back. He has five overs left to bowl.

39.1

Anderson to Clarke, 1 run, short and wide of off to start with and that brings Clarke his half-century, as he cuts a single forward of point

39.2

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, Smith pushes a single wide of cover, in much the same way as he got off the mark

39.3

Anderson to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke cuts but can only get a single to deep point

39.4

Anderson to Smith, 1 wide, bad ball, way down leg side and that's a bonus run for the Aussies

39.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, on the pads and Smith tries to clip through midwicket, can't find the gap

39.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, angling in to off stump, Smith just pushes to mid-off

39.6

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, Smith opens the face now and runs a single down to third man

End of over 40 (5 runs) Australia 185/5 (RR: 4.62)
SPD Smith    3* (5b)      JM Anderson    6-0-33-0
MJ Clarke    51* (71b 5x4)      CR Woakes    8-0-30-3

40.1

Woakes to Smith, 1 run, another one is driven wide of cover by Smith, who is happy to get a few singles to start with and get his eye in

40.2

Woakes to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke goes over the top now, he's pulled deliberately high over midwicket and it just chips safely wide of the man in the deep, a couple of runs for the captain

40.3

Woakes to Clarke, 1 run, drives one through cover now

40.4

Woakes to Smith, 1 run, Woakes swings this one down leg and Smith clips it uppishly down to fine leg

40.5

Woakes to Clarke, OUT, oh, that's a disappointing end for Clarke after he built such a good platform. He has walked at Woakes and tried to pull over midwicket, but this skies off a top edge and doesn't travel very far, Strauss runs in from cover to take a very simple catch and Woakes has his fourth

MJ Clarke c Strauss b Woakes 54 (102m 74b 5x4 0x6) SR: 72.97

Woakes has 4 for 35 now, and it's the combination of his angle in to the right-handers and just subtle variations in length that has done the job. He's bowled really well, and has a chance for a five-for. Here's Mitchell Johnson, with nearly 10 overs to bat.

40.6

Woakes to Smith, no run, cut away to point and Smith can't beat Collingwood

End of over 41 (5 runs) Australia 190/6 (RR: 4.63)
SPD Smith    5* (8b)      CR Woakes    9-0-35-4
MG Johnson    0* (0b)      JM Anderson    6-0-33-0

41.1

Anderson to Johnson, no run, Johnson leaves his first ball outside off

41.2

Anderson to Johnson, no run, a touch slower at 131kph and Johnson drives, checking his shot just enough to avoid pushing a caught and bowled back

41.3

Anderson to Johnson, no run, even slower now at 126kph, and Johnson defends this one

41.4

Anderson to Johnson, no run, beaten outside off! Anderson gets some really good angle across just outside off and Johnson doesn't get the bat anywhere near it

41.5

Anderson to Johnson, no run, defended - could this be a maiden?

41.6

Anderson to Johnson, no run, driven to mid-off, and indeed that was a very valuable maiden over from Anderson

End of over 42 (maiden) Australia 190/6 (RR: 4.52)
MG Johnson    0* (6b)      JM Anderson    7-1-33-0
SPD Smith    5* (8b)      CR Woakes    9-0-35-4

Shahzad is back on now to replace Woakes.

42.1

Shahzad to Smith, no run, Smith defends to the off side

42.2

Shahzad to Smith, 1 run, slower delivery now and Smith nudges a single wide of cover

42.3

Shahzad to Johnson, no run, Johnson still can't get off the mark, he nudges it to leg, to the only man on that side of the pitch in the circle

42.4

Shahzad to Johnson, 2 runs, he is off the mark now with an edge that runs away to third man for two runs

42.5

Shahzad to Johnson, 1 run, clipped off the pads now for a run to fine leg

42.6

Shahzad to Smith, no run, Smith pushes defensively to the off side and can't find a gap

The runs have absolutely dried up since Hussey and Clarke departed. And with only seven overs left, Smith and Johnson have to get a few boundaries away.

End of over 43 (4 runs) Australia 194/6 (RR: 4.51)
SPD Smith    6* (11b)      A Shahzad    7-1-32-0
MG Johnson    3* (9b)      JM Anderson    7-1-33-0

43.1

Anderson to Johnson, no run, Johnson drives and can't beat the man at short cover

43.2

Anderson to Johnson, no run, another dot ball as Johnson simply can't find the gaps, this time hitting to point

43.3

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, and he gets a single now, just jamming out a fullish ball to the leg side

43.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, a bit of inswing and Smith drives to cover

43.5

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, Smith swivels this one around through midwicket for another single

43.6

Anderson to Johnson, 1 wide, there's a bonus for Australia as Anderson sprays it down leg

43.6

Anderson to Johnson, no run, Anderson attacks off stump and all Johnson manages is a defensive nudge down the pitch

End of over 44 (3 runs) Australia 197/6 (RR: 4.47)
MG Johnson    4* (13b)      JM Anderson    8-1-36-0
SPD Smith    7* (13b)      A Shahzad    7-1-32-0

And the Australians have decided that with six overs left, the next five will be the Batting Powerplay. This could be a very important period in the match.

44.1

Shahzad to Smith, 1 run, Smith drives through cover but can only get a single

Three men go back on the leg side for Johnson

44.2

Shahzad to Johnson, 1 run, goes for the yorker and Johnson drives a single towards mid-off

44.3

Shahzad to Smith, 1 bye, a good slower ball from Shahzad and Smith wound up for a big slog over cover, but the change of pace was too good for the batsman to connect, although they do snaffle a bye

Shahzad pulls out in his delivery stride now - almost as if there was a hamstring twinge there. And now he's rubbing it. Will he stay on? Yes, he's going to bowl again.

44.4

Shahzad to Johnson, FOUR, bouncer, Johnson goes for the pull and gets a top edge that sails just a few inches over the leaping Prior and runs away for a boundary

Strauss is chatting to Shahzad now, and he certainly looks to have a hamstring problem. He pulled up extremely short after that last delivery. For some reason he's staying on.

44.5

Shahzad to Johnson, FOUR, and Johnson launches a powerful drive back past the bowler and gets another valuable boundary

44.6

Shahzad to Johnson, 1 wide, oh dear, Shahzad is absolutely hobbling in here, and it's a horrible result for England as he sprays a wide and therefore has to bowl again

44.6

Shahzad to Johnson, 3 runs, Johnson backs away and gets a big inside edge that runs away to fine leg for three runs

Ajmal Shahzad is heading off the ground now, but that was a costly over for England in terms of runs and the injury.

End of over 45 (15 runs) Australia 212/6 (RR: 4.71)
MG Johnson    16* (17b 2x4)      A Shahzad    8-1-46-0
SPD Smith    8* (15b)      JM Anderson    8-1-36-0

45.1

Anderson to Johnson, no run, Johnson backs away again and just gets a bit of bat through to Prior along the ground, Prior's underarm hits the stumps but Johnson wasn't trying for a run

45.2

Anderson to Johnson, OUT, Anderson strikes! Good bowling as he aims at the stumps - leg stump to be specific - and Johnson goes for the big hoick through the leg side and he's bowled

MG Johnson b Anderson 16 (20m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.21

John Hastings is in the middle now. What can he and Smith produce?

45.3

Anderson to Hastings, no run, good bounce from Anderson, and Hastings defends a ball at chest height

45.4

Anderson to Hastings, no run, another good bouncer! Hastings looks to guide it to third man and then pulls out, well directed by Anderson

45.5

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

45.6

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, Smith pushes hard to point and can only get a single

End of over 46 (2 runs) Australia 214/7 (RR: 4.65)
SPD Smith    9* (16b)      JM Anderson    9-1-38-1
JW Hastings    1* (3b)      A Shahzad    8-1-46-0

Finn comes on now to replaced the injured Shahzad.

46.1

Finn to Smith, FOUR, super shot! What a cracking drive through cover as he backs off a touch and thumps a pretty good ball that was full and straight, finding the gap at extra cover

46.2

Finn to Smith, no run, Finn goes the slower bouncer now and Smith swipes, but can't connect

46.3

Finn to Smith, 1 run, another slower ball and Smith advances, then nudges a single to cover

46.4

Finn to Hastings, FOUR, oh, well done by Hastings as he backs away and is followed by Finn, but Hastings then swivels a pull and helps it fine enough to beat fine leg - more valuable runs

46.5

Finn to Hastings, FOUR, another boundary as Hastings swings and throws everything at this one, getting it high over mid-off and gets enough on it to bounce over the boundary

46.6

Finn to Hastings, 1 run, another slower ball and Hastings pulls hard through midwicket to the man in the deep

End of over 47 (14 runs) Australia 228/7 (RR: 4.85)
JW Hastings    10* (6b 2x4)      ST Finn    10-0-61-1
SPD Smith    14* (19b 1x4)      JM Anderson    9-1-38-1

47.1

Anderson to Hastings, 1 run, Anderson uses the slower ball now and Hastings swings hard, crashing a single down to long-on

47.2

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, punched away through the off side

47.3

Anderson to Hastings, no run, slower full toss now and Hastings can't get it away

47.4

Anderson to Hastings, 1 run, good yorker length ball and all Hastings can do is chip a single to long-on

47.5

Anderson to Smith, 1 bye, that's an interesting one from Smith! He's tried the reverse hook to Anderson! Didn't get anything on it, but Prior has fumbled and they pick up a bye

47.6

Anderson to Hastings, 1 run, Hastings swings hard and gets it out through midwicket

End of over 48 (5 runs) Australia 233/7 (RR: 4.85)
JW Hastings    13* (10b 2x4)      JM Anderson    10-1-42-1
SPD Smith    15* (21b 1x4)      ST Finn    10-0-61-1

So here's Chris Woakes to bowl the 49th, and Shahzad's injury means a part-timer has to bowl the 50th. It'll probably be Trott.

48.1

Woakes to Hastings, OUT, Woakes gets five wickets! Hastings has lifted a slower ball over midwicket but straight to Collingwood in the deep, where he takes a pretty simple catch

JW Hastings c Collingwood b Woakes 13 (13m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 118.18

48.2

Woakes to Smith, 1 run, another slower delivery and Smith throws the kitchen sink at this, slapping a single down to long-off

48.3

Woakes to Lee, OUT, Woakes has six! And the 50th over may not be required after all. Lee has cut hard but in the air and third man takes the catch, it's the substitute fielder Luke Wright down there

B Lee c sub (LJ Wright) b Woakes 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Doug Bollinger comes out now, and with three balls left in the over, it's really important that the Australians survive, because then they will get six balls to face Jonathan Trott's mediums, most likely.

48.4

Woakes to Smith, (no ball) SIX, oh, well played Steven Smith! Another slower ball from Woakes, and Smith has waited on it, driving inside out over cover and clearing the boundary, great stroke

That last ball was a no-ball, but not a front-footer - they had one too few fielders in the circle. So this next ball is not a free hit.

48.4

Woakes to Smith, 1 run, driven away to point

48.5

Woakes to Bollinger, no run, bouncer from Woakes, and Dougie ducks under it

Woakes has one ball now to become the first England player to take seven wickets in an ODI. Can he do it?

48.6

Woakes to Bollinger, 1 run, good yorker gives Woakes a chance, but Bollinger keeps it out and picks up a single

End of over 49 (10 runs) Australia 243/9 (RR: 4.95)
DE Bollinger    1* (2b)      CR Woakes    10-0-45-6
SPD Smith    23* (24b 1x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    10-1-42-1

Right. So, Jonathan Trott, with figures of 1-0-8-0, comes on now to bowl the 50th over. At least he's not bowling to Smith.

49.1

Trott to Bollinger, FOUR, Bollinger begins with a boundary! He's cut hard and thereare men up in the circle at backward point and fly slip - this pierces the gap

49.2

Trott to Bollinger, 1 run, crunched out to deep cover for one run, to give Smith the strike

49.3

Trott to Smith, 1 run, OUT, Smith swings hard, pulls it to deep midwicket and they come back for two runs, Dougie's dive at the non-striker's end is in vain - he's short as Trott takes the throw and breaks the stumps. Australia are all out for 249.

DE Bollinger run out 6 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

So, England will have to score 250 for victory here. Fantastic bowling from Chris Woakes who has finished with 6 for 45 - the second-best figures ever in ODIs for England. Not bad for a bloke in his second one-day international!

It was a funny sort of innings, Watson and Haddin looked like setting a good platform, as did Hussey and Clarke later on. But batsmen kept getting out after making starts. It should be a very interesting chase. Join us for the England innings in half an hour.

Ian Hale writes in: "I'm presuming the best England ODI figures are Colly against Bangladesh, where he took 6 for 30-something and got a century? What a legend that man has been for us over the years."

Quite right, Ian. Those are the best figures for England.

Series Results
Australia v England at Perth - Feb 6, 2011
Australia won by 57 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2011
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Brisbane - Jan 30, 2011
Australia won by 51 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 26, 2011
England won by 21 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 23, 2011
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
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Michael Clarke clips one through leg, Australia v England, 5th ODI, Brisbane, January 30, 2011

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