England tour of Australia, 6th ODI: Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 2, 2011
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
2 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Tait to Prior, 2 runs, Tait's first ball is full and on the pads, Prior clips it over the in field at square leg


Tait to Prior, 1 run, full again and straighter, Prior plays on the leg side towards midwicket


Tait to Prior, no run, 149 kph and Prior hangs his bat out outside off before trying to pull it away, Tait screams past the outside edge with a short of a length delivery


Tait to Prior, no run, wide outside off and Prior lets it go this time

England 4/0   MJ Prior 3* (4b)

Lee to Prior, no run, another quick short one from Lee arrives, and Prior gets into a bit of a tangle as he looks to ride the bounce, and ends up jabbing at the delivery that rears up at his throat, fortunately for him, it goes in no man's land


Lee to Prior, no run, he pitches it fuller this time, and Prior gets forward to drive to mid off


Lee to Prior, no run, now he opens the face a touch to drive to short extra cover


Lee to Prior, no run, continues to nicely come forward and find the middle of the blade, but now it's extra cover's turn to come in the way of the ball

England 7/0   MJ Prior 3* (8b)

Tait to Prior, 1 run, Prior gets away, it was a peach of a bouncer from Tait, climbed on Prior before he could figure out what to do with it, ended up pulling it ungainly in the end, but the ball looped up lazily to fall in front of the square leg umpire, and he was the only man in that area

England 9/0   MJ Prior 4* (9b)

Lee to Prior, FOUR, Prior in to the act now, takes a walk down the pitch, and slams a length Lee delivery through extra cover for another boundary


Lee to Prior, 1 run, the slower one from Lee arrives, and Prior pinches a single wide of mid on


Lee to Prior, 2 runs, Prior's charmed existence continues, he gets in to another mess trying to pull a steepler, but would you believe it, this one balloons up over just over the man at short fine and rolls away for a couple


Lee to Prior, 1 run, length delivery, guided to the left of point for a quick single

England 22/0   MJ Prior 12* (13b 1x4)

Tait to Prior, no run, 150 kph length delivery from Tait in the channel around off stump, Prior is stuck on the crease and chooses to have a waft, the ball curves away past his limp prod, boy, talk about luck


Tait to Prior, 1 leg bye, too straight delivery, tucked away off the pads behind square


Tait to Prior, no run, Tait squares up Prior with a ball that straightens a shade around middle and leg, but Prior gets enough bat on it to defend it towards mid off


Tait to Prior, no run, 146 kph and fullish on the stumps, his bat turns in his hands, and he mistimes the drive to mid on

England 28/0   MJ Prior 12* (17b 1x4)

Lee to Prior, no run, waits for this length ball to come on around off stump, and guides it to point


Lee to Prior, FOUR, decides to go through covers with the lofted shot, David Hussey was in the way at short extra cover, and it was struck so hard that it went through his hands, good for him, otherwise we could have had another addition to the injury list


Lee to Prior, no run, goes for the cut to a 150.3 kph shortish delivery, and is beaten by the extra bounce on that one


Lee to Prior, 1 run, gets on top of the bounce this time and steers it to the left of point for a run

England 38/0   MJ Prior 17* (21b 2x4)

Johnson to Prior, 1 run, 139.9 kph full delivery going across the batsman, who gets forward and drives to the left of mid off for a single


Johnson to Prior, OUT, Prior has run out of luck finally this innings, and to an absolute beauty from Johnson, it was fullish, swinging in from around off stump, and Prior played all around it, and the ball crashed in to off stump, Johnson strikes in his first over

MJ Prior b Johnson 18 (33m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.26

England 41/1   MJ Prior 18 (23b 2x4)





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