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England in Australia ODI Series - 6th ODI

Australia v England

Australia won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

22.3

Smith to Pietersen, no run, gets on the back foot and gets in to a tangle as he tried to work it away through midwicket

22.4

Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, driven down the ground and he is away

England 122/2   KP Pietersen 1* (2b)

23.3

Tait to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, raps him on the pads with a very full one but that was going down the leg side

23.6

Tait to Pietersen, 1 run, gets a full toss but hits it straight to Hussey at midwicket, who then concedes a run by throwing the ball towards Haddin, third man tidies up

England 129/2   KP Pietersen 2* (4b)

24.1

Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, misses out on another full toss, flicks it right to midwicket who makes a tumbling stop

24.4

Smith to Pietersen, 2 runs, cut away fiercely backward of point off the back foot

24.5

Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, dances down the track, takes it on the full, and pings long on

England 134/2   KP Pietersen 6* (7b)

25.6

Tait to Pietersen, no run, gets in to an awkward position as he tries to drive this full delivery angled in around leg stump, and gets a but of bat on to his leg as he goes through with the shot, the ball rolls away to mid on

England 138/2   KP Pietersen 6* (8b)

26.2

Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, thumped down to long off

26.4

Smith to Pietersen, no run, full ball driven to extra cover

26.5

Smith to Pietersen, no run, flat and quick, turning in from leg stump, pushed back to the bowler

26.6

Smith to Pietersen, no run, looks to guide this fullish one in to the gap between point and short third man off the front foot, but cannot beat point

England 141/2   KP Pietersen 7* (12b)

27.2

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, driven down to long on for a single

27.5

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, whipped off the front foot to long on, Trott is feeling the heat out there in the middle

England 147/2   KP Pietersen 9* (14b)

28.4

Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, now KP charges down, takes this one on the full and hits it to long on

28.6

Smith to Pietersen, 1 run, KP decides to have a swing and fortunately for him did not hit it powerfully enough to carry to long on, goes to him on the bounce

England 158/2   KP Pietersen 11* (16b)

29.1

Hastings to Pietersen, 1 run, plants the front foot out and drives a length ball to long off

29.3

Hastings to Pietersen, FOUR, 114.4 kph short ball, pleading to be smashed, KP obliges, pulling it wide of deep midwicket who runs towards it in vain

29.4

Hastings to Pietersen, no run, much fuller and around off stump, he waits for it to arrive and defends it down the track

29.5

Hastings to Pietersen, FOUR, there is a man at sweeper cover, and he runs hard, but there is so much power on the cut from KP that he had no chance to cut it off as it crashed in to the ropes, poor shortish ball from Hastings

29.6

Hastings to Pietersen, 1 run, clipped through midwicket for a single to retain the strike

England 169/2   KP Pietersen 21* (21b 2x4)

30.1

Watson to Pietersen, no run, steady length delivery around off stump, calmly defended

30.2

Watson to Pietersen, 1 run, KP nearly runs himself out, he hurried down the track, and tried to bash this one down the ground, the throw from extra cover missed the stumps, and KP gets away

30.4

Watson to Pietersen, 1 run, KP whips furiously backward of square leg and gets a single

30.6

Watson to Pietersen, 2 runs, wristily flicked backward of square leg for an uncomfortable couple for KP, he is limping a bit while running, and calls right away for some help

England 175/2   KP Pietersen 25* (25b 2x4)

31.2

Hastings to Pietersen, 1 run, KP is constantly going down the track, and this time goes for an awkward pull as Hastings bangs it in short

England 177/2   KP Pietersen 26* (26b 2x4)

32.3

Watson to Pietersen, 1 run, KP flails at a fullish one way outside off, and gets a thick edge that flies down in the air to third man, backward point grimaces

32.5

Watson to Pietersen, no run, extra bounce from outside off stump, he brings it down and the ball scoots to point

32.6

Watson to Pietersen, no run, backs away to cut, but is beaten on the shot, the ball was a touch too close to off for that one

England 185/2   KP Pietersen 27* (29b 2x4)

33.2

Hastings to Pietersen, no run, 113.7 kph slow bouncer, KP is surprised by it, and lets it go in the end over his head

33.3

Hastings to Pietersen, no run, 101.5 kph this time, slower and slower, KP tries to do something cute, and goes for the sweep from way outside off stump, and misses

33.4

Hastings to Pietersen, 1 run, this time he smashes this length delivery wide of sweeper cover

33.6

Hastings to Pietersen, 1 run, gets it in the blockhole, lovely variation from the bowler, that's what you need on this road, jabbed away down to long on

England 189/2   KP Pietersen 29* (33b 2x4)

34.1

Lee to Pietersen, OUT, and the Powerplay jinx continues! Lee pitched on a good length around off stump, Pietersen tried to go over mid-off, the bat turned in his hand as he mis-timed it and he couldn't clear the fielder at mid-off. Steven Smith took a simple catch at waist height

KP Pietersen c Smith b Lee 29 (46m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.29

England 189/3   KP Pietersen 29 (34b 2x4)
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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Photos

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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Feb 2, 2011

Michael Clarke raises his bat during his match-turning half-century, Australia v England, 6th ODI, Sydney, February 2, 2011

Michael Clarke raises his bat during his match-turning half-century

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