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England in Australia ODI Series - 6th ODI

Australia v England

Australia won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

0.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, Lee's a bit straight first up and Strauss works the ball off his pads to the fielder at short fine leg, that's an odd field placement for the new ball

0.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, played from the crease towards the leg side

0.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, pitches on a good length just outside off and Strauss lets it go through, that was clocked at 143 kph

0.4

Lee to Strauss, no run, straighter line on off stump, Strauss gets behind the line and blocks

0.5

Lee to Strauss, no run, Strauss lets another one go outside off, 144 kph

0.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, Lee pitches wider outside off and Strauss shoulders arms again, 145 kph to end the maiden over

England 0/0   AJ Strauss 0* (6b)

1.3

Tait to Strauss, no run, 144 kph on a line just outside off, Strauss is really taking his time here, lets another one go

1.4

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, and he's away, by flicking a full ball through square

England 4/0   AJ Strauss 1* (8b)

2.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, just a bit of room outside off, and Strauss shapes up for his favouite cut shot, but ends up hitting the ball into the ground

2.2

Lee to Strauss, 3 runs, almost as if he was expecting the short delivery, Strauss rocks back and pulls it in a flash over midwicket, but could not get enough on the shot to clear the ropes, and Johnson running in from deep square leg puts in a dive to save a run

England 7/0   AJ Strauss 4* (10b)

3.1

Tait to Strauss, no run, the pace is right up there from Tait, at 149 kph, but the radar is still awry, this one is way outside off stump

3.2

Tait to Strauss, no run, similar pace, and much better line, closer to off stump, Strauss has a close look, and decides to leave it alone

3.3

Tait to Strauss, 1 leg bye, 149.9 kph and moving in on leg stump, off the pads to the right of short fine

3.5

Tait to Strauss, no run, played back to the bowler from the crease

3.6

Tait to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss gets going nicely, gets to the pitch of this full and widish delivery outside off, and sends it crashing through extra cover along the ground

England 13/0   AJ Strauss 8* (15b 1x4)

4.3

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss is getting into position neatly for the short stuff from Lee, pulls another one in the air, but Johnson is there on the deep square boundary, and a run is all he gets

4.6

Lee to Strauss, no run, a bit fuller, he brings down his bat in front of pad and plays it out to extra cover

England 22/0   AJ Strauss 9* (17b 1x4)

5.3

Tait to Strauss, FOUR, the England captain gets a lot of width in his area outside off, and cuts it high in the air wide of the man at third man for a boundary

5.4

Tait to Strauss, 1 run, gets a length ball on the pads and clips it towards midwicket

England 28/0   AJ Strauss 14* (19b 2x4)

6.1

Lee to Strauss, FOUR, 147.5 kph on the pads, asking for trouble with fine leg in the ring, Strauss helps it to the left of that man, and there is no chance for the fielder to stop that one

6.2

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, pushed away to extra cover, a quick run is on the cards, and duly taken

England 33/0   AJ Strauss 19* (21b 3x4)

7.2

Johnson to Strauss, 1 no ball, 143.3 kph delivery that goes down the leg side, that would have been a wide had it not been a no-ball, free hit coming up England's way

7.2

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, backs away outside leg but Johnson follows him with a short one, well bowled, he gets a top edge as he has a whack at it, and the ball falls short of the man at deep square leg, makes no difference anyways

England 41/0   AJ Strauss 20* (23b 3x4)

8.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, stands on the back foot, and punches the back of a length ball towards extra cover

8.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, pitches it fuller, and he gets forward to push it to mid off

8.3

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, gets on top of the short delivery dug in to the body, and pulls it in to the ground towards deep square leg

8.5

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, gets a full one on the pads, and clips it emphatically to deep square leg

England 44/1   AJ Strauss 22* (27b 3x4)

9.1

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, driven wide of mid off for the most comfortable of singles

9.4

Johnson to Strauss, no run, cuts down the pace a shade, at 132.6 kph, and has Strauss playing early at one that comes in to him and strikes high on the pads

9.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, hello, after having played so cleanly and correctly till now, Strauss backs away outside leg and has an ugly swipe at a back of a length delivery, and misses completely

9.6

Johnson to Strauss, no run, guided to backward point, he thinks about a single, but it was possible only in thought and not in action

England 46/1   AJ Strauss 23* (31b 3x4)

10.2

Hastings to Strauss, no run, short of a good length delivery on the stumps, played back to the bowler

10.3

Hastings to Strauss, no run, looks so gentle after the much quicker trio that bowled before him, played out to mid off

10.4

Hastings to Strauss, 1 run, bowls it fuller around off, Strauss is already making room outside leg, and cracks it to sweeper cover

England 48/1   AJ Strauss 24* (34b 3x4)

11.1

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss goes downtown, makes some neat room outside leg stump, and lifts a full delivery straight over Johnson's head and into the boundary, made such good contact on that occasion

11.2

Johnson to Strauss, no run, defended back to the bowler

11.3

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss creates space outside leg yet again, this time Johnson fires it in the blockhole, and Strauss digs it out over the bowler's head

11.5

Johnson to Strauss, 1 wide, where did this come from? Johnson attempted a slower one, and it goes woefully wrong, bouncing three feet outside leg stump

11.5

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, right on target next ball, clipped away through midwicket

England 56/1   AJ Strauss 30* (38b 4x4)

12.1

Hastings to Strauss, no run, defended close, too close to the stumps in fact, off the back foot

12.2

Hastings to Strauss, 2 runs, gets one on the pads, and flicks it past square leg for a useful couple

12.3

Hastings to Strauss, no run, Strauss targets cow corner with a swing across the line, but the ball rolls away off the bottom half of the blade to mid on

12.4

Hastings to Strauss, 1 run, some extra bounce for Hastings, Strauss gets on top of it, and guides it to third man

12.6

Hastings to Strauss, 1 run, worked wide of short fine leg for a single

England 61/1   AJ Strauss 34* (43b 4x4)

13.1

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, right in the blockhole, dug out hurriedly down the ground

13.3

Johnson to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss connects, and very cleanly too, took a step or two down the track, and swung through the short delivery, and it was picked up from the deep midwicket boundary

13.4

Johnson to Strauss, 2 runs, stays in the crease expecting the fullish delivery, and clips it in the air over midwicket, some excited cries from the fielders, but he was safe

13.5

Johnson to Strauss, no run, Strauss is getting impatient here, backs away and has a go at a length delivery, fortunately for him, it rolls away limply to mid on

13.6

Johnson to Strauss, 1 run, better this time from the England captain, remains on the crease and works it away behind point

England 70/1   AJ Strauss 42* (48b 5x4)

14.1

Hastings to Strauss, FOUR, meanwhile, Strauss continues to have a go, and keeps connecting mostly, it was a short delivery asking to be hit, and he pulled it behind square leg in a flash

14.2

Hastings to Strauss, 1 wide, slower one sprayed wide down the leg side

14.2

Hastings to Strauss, 1 run, guided wide of backward point for another single

14.6

Hastings to Strauss, 2 runs, gets outside the line of this one on middle and leg, and works it to the right of short fine leg to move on to 49

England 79/1   AJ Strauss 49* (51b 6x4)

15.2

Hussey to Strauss, 1 run, brings up his 50 with a meditated paddle down to fine leg, has been a fluent innings

15.4

Hussey to Strauss, 1 run, shorter, and he goes back to work it through square leg

15.6

Hussey to Strauss, no run, better delivery on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

England 84/1   AJ Strauss 51* (54b 6x4)

16.2

Smith to Strauss, 1 run, floated up on middle, clipped away through midwicket

England 86/1   AJ Strauss 52* (55b 6x4)

17.2

Hussey to Strauss, 1 run, eased down to long on for a run

17.4

Hussey to Strauss, 2 runs, now Strauss with the reverse sweep, Hastings dives over the ball, and lets it go through

17.5

Hussey to Strauss, no run, looks for the tap-and-run to covers. but manages only the tap

17.6

Hussey to Strauss, 1 run, this time he manages both, working the ball in to the gap in front of cover for a single

England 97/1   AJ Strauss 56* (59b 6x4)

18.1

Smith to Strauss, no run, stays back to a fullish one and punches it towards cover

18.2

Smith to Strauss, 1 run, lines up for the pull to a short one and almost hits it down the throat of the man at deep midwicket, bounces just in front of him

18.4

Smith to Strauss, 1 run, driven down to long off

18.6

Smith to Strauss, no run, squeezed out to point, and this time there will be no single for them

England 101/1   AJ Strauss 58* (63b 6x4)

19.4

Hussey to Strauss, no run, played back to the bowler, no room to do anything but that

19.5

Hussey to Strauss, 1 run, full toss, smashed down the ground to long on

England 103/1   AJ Strauss 59* (65b 6x4)

20.5

Smith to Strauss, 1 run, on the back foot to a shortish one, and slaps it away to sweeper cover

England 110/1   AJ Strauss 60* (66b 6x4)

21.2

Hussey to Strauss, 1 run, gets another single on the on side, does Strauss

21.6

Hussey to Strauss, 2 runs, eased in to the gap wide of sweeper cover for a couple, just a bit tight in the end, but mostly safe

England 120/1   AJ Strauss 63* (68b 6x4)

22.2

Smith to Strauss, OUT, Strauss comes rushing down the track, and finds the man at short midwicket with his attempted lofted stroke, it was teasingly tossed up, Strauss took the bait, and hit it straight to David Hussey who throws the ball gleefully in the air after taking a neat catch

AJ Strauss c Hussey b Smith 63 (87m 69b 6x4 0x6) SR: 91.30

England 121/2   AJ Strauss 63 (69b 6x4)
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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Feb 2, 2011

Brett Lee took 1 for 66, Australia v England, 6th ODI, Sydney, February 2, 2011

Brett Lee took 1 for 66

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Feb 2, 2011

Michael Clarke speaks to Jonathan Trott, who asked for a runner, Australia v England, 6th ODI, Sydney, February 2, 2011

Michael Clarke speaks to Jonathan Trott, who asked for a runner

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