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


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


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   SW Tait 1-0-4-0

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


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


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


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


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


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   SW Tait 2-0-9-0

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 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


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


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   SW Tait 3-0-14-0

Tait to Trott, no run, full, fizzing delivery but way outside off stump, squeezed away to point


Tait to Trott, 1 run, drops it marginally short, and he is quick to go back and pull it along the ground to deep midwicket


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


Tait to Trott, no run, another full delivery, this time around off stump, he leans out and finds extra cover with the drive


Tait to Trott, 1 run, length ball outside off stump, steered to third man off the back foot


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   SW Tait 4-0-17-0

Tait to Trott, 2 runs, drives this full delivery past a diving extra cover for a couple of runs


Tait to Trott, no run, Tait shortens the length just a touch, and he stays in the crease and guides it to point


Tait to Trott, no run, 144 kph near-yorker around off, dug out in the region of point


Tait to Trott, no run, slow full toss, cannot get it away, eases it to the man at mid on


Tait to Trott, 1 run, short one this time, pulled away without any fuss at all to deep midwicket


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   SW Tait 5-0-20-0

Tait to Bell, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, begging to be cut and Bell obliges, placing the ball through the in field at point ... so England have got going after that Pietersen wicket


Tait to Bell, no run, played off the front foot towards cover, the length was a bit full


Tait to Bell, 2 runs, a short of a length ball jumps at Bell, who also jumps in his crease while steering the ball towards third man


Tait to Bell, 1 run, full ball angling into middle stump, Bell leans across and clips it through midwicket


Tait to Trott, no run, a full ball angles into the right-hander, beats Trott's attempted flick and crashes into the pad, the umpire upholds the appeal and gives Trott his marching orders. Trott asks for the review because he thinks that was missing leg stump. It was missing leg stump and the decision is overturned.


Tait to Trott, no run, a searing yorker to end the over. Trott is up to it, though, and digs it out in the nick of time

England 207/3   SW Tait 6-0-27-0

Tait to Bell, 2 runs, more width from Tait and Bell plays a well-timed cut towards wide third man where Lee has to run to his left and slide to save the boundary


Tait to Bell, FOUR, there's no saving this one though, too full outside off and Bell plays a sweetly-timed cover drive and pierces the in-field


Tait to Bell, no run, pushed on the leg side


Tait to Bell, 1 run, Bell drops the ball towards point and there's a mix-up between the batsman before Trott decides to run the single. Smith had lots of time to line up the throw and he missed. Trott was short by yards


Tait to Trott, no run, left alone outside off stump


Tait to Trott, no run, played with an open face towards point

England 223/3   SW Tait 7-0-34-0

Tait to Trott, 1 wide, full and wide outside off stump, Trott made room and then couldn't play a shot


Tait to Trott, 2 runs, short ball outside off stump, Trott lashes at it and top edges it high towards third man where it falls short of the fielder


Tait to Trott, 2 runs, Trott aims to pulls a full toss towards midwicket but gets an inside edge towards fine leg


Tait to Trott, 2 runs, full and straight, Trott tries to find the straight boundary but his timing is off


Tait to Trott, 1 bye, another short ball outside off, Trott misses the slash and the runner and Bell sneak a bye as Haddin collects


Tait to Bell, OUT, caught, Bell makes room to hit a full ball through the off side but hits it flat and hard right at Clarke at extra cover

IR Bell c Clarke b Tait 45 (57m 32b 5x4 0x6) SR: 140.62


Tait to Morgan, 1 run, length delivery angling across the left-hander, Morgan drives through cover

England 294/4   SW Tait 8-0-42-1

Tait to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan moves right across his stumps to clip a full ball off his pads over square leg to the fielder in the deep


Tait to Trott, no run, Trott plays the ball towards midwicket and then grimaces and holds his back


Tait to Trott, 1 run, a high full toss, not very high though, and Trott hits the ball towards long-off with a flat bat


Tait to Morgan, 1 run, low full toss and Morgan moves across and plays the ball through square leg


Tait to Trott, 1 run, short ball and Trott pulls off the front foot towards midwicket where Lee fields


Tait to Morgan, 1 run, that's a good ball, the yorker, and Morgan plays on the off

England 311/4   SW Tait 9-0-47-1

Tait to Collingwood, 2 runs, a low full toss and Collingwood works the ball through midwicket


Tait to Collingwood, (no ball) 1 run, Tait bowls a full toss that is nearly waist high and Collingwood pulls the ball to deep midwicket


Tait to Trott, FOUR, Trott clears his front foot and lifts a full ball from Tait from off stump over White at mid-on, the fielder had just been brought into the circle


Tait to Trott, 1 run, driven to deep cover for a single


Tait to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, Collingwood misses the pull and gets hit by a full toss high on the thigh but just below the box, ouch. And Collingwood can feel that as he runs through


Tait to Trott, OUT, short ball and Trott falls after top edging a pull shot. He made room and skied it, Tait called for the catch and took it cleanly

IJL Trott c & b Tait 137 (178m 126b 11x4 0x6) SR: 108.73


Tait to Collingwood, 3 runs, forced through midwicket and the batsmen run hard to take three off the final ball, Collingwood limps off the field after the final ball. He's still hurting from that Tait full toss

England 333/6   SW Tait 10-0-59-2





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