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 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)   SW Tait 2-0-9-0

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

England 17/0   MJ Prior 8* (10b 1x4)   B Lee 2.1-1-7-0

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

England 27/0   AJ Strauss 13* (18b 2x4)   SW Tait 2.3-0-13-0

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

England 32/0   AJ Strauss 18* (20b 3x4)   B Lee 3.1-1-16-0

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

England 37/0   MJ Prior 16* (19b 2x4)   B Lee 3.4-1-21-0

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

England 52/1   AJ Strauss 28* (35b 4x4)   MG Johnson 2.1-0-9-1

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

England 67/1   AJ Strauss 39* (45b 5x4)   MG Johnson 3.3-0-19-1

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

England 74/1   AJ Strauss 46* (49b 6x4)   JW Hastings 2.1-0-11-0

Hussey to Trott, FOUR, gets a full toss, and swings it over midwicket for a boundary, deservedly despatched

England 117/1   IJL Trott 33* (40b 1x4)   DJ Hussey 3.3-0-22-0

Smith to Trott, FOUR, as calmly as one can loft down the ground, Trott lifts Smith straight over his head for a boundary, waltzed down the track, and got nicely to the pitch

England 152/2   IJL Trott 56* (64b 2x4)   SPD Smith 6.1-0-34-1

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

England 164/2   KP Pietersen 16* (18b 1x4)   JW Hastings 3.3-0-22-0

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

England 168/2   KP Pietersen 20* (20b 2x4)   JW Hastings 3.5-0-26-0

Watson to Trott, FOUR, finds the boundary he had been looking for for some time now, gets a full ball on middle and lifts it over midwicket and in to the gap

England 182/2   IJL Trott 69* (76b 3x4)   SR Watson 1.1-0-10-0

Lee to Trott, FOUR, short ball, Trott gets inside the line by moving a bit to the off and helps the ball past the fielder at short fine leg

England 196/3   IJL Trott 78* (82b 4x4)   B Lee 5.5-1-32-1

Lee to Trott, FOUR, he's lucky this time, the ball bounces a bit more from short of a length outside off and Trott edges it wide of the wicketkeeper for four more

England 200/3   IJL Trott 82* (83b 5x4)   B Lee 6-1-36-1

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

England 204/3   IR Bell 6* (3b 1x4)   SW Tait 5.1-0-24-0

Lee to Trott, FOUR, superb deftness, Trott waits for the ball to angle into him before opening the face of the bat late and guiding the ball fine to the third-man boundary

England 216/3   IJL Trott 88* (88b 6x4)   B Lee 7-1-45-1

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

England 222/3   IR Bell 18* (11b 2x4)   SW Tait 6.2-0-33-0

Lee to Trott, FOUR, flicked, supremely, all along the ground to the square leg boundary. Poor line from Lee, too far on leg stump

England 230/3   IJL Trott 93* (92b 7x4)   B Lee 7.4-1-52-1

Johnson to Bell, FOUR, Bell takes one step down, and then another, and whack, plays a flowing shot, lofting the ball over the fielder at mid-on. Smooth follow through and clean connection

England 241/3   IR Bell 27* (19b 3x4)   MG Johnson 5-0-31-1

Johnson to Trott, FOUR, Trott makes room by moving forward and towards leg and slaps the ball through cover for four

England 250/3   IJL Trott 104* (101b 8x4)   MG Johnson 5.1-0-35-1

Johnson to Trott, FOUR, Trott steps out and latches on to the width offered to slash the ball over point for four. Terrible length and the line wasn't too hot either

England 258/3   IJL Trott 111* (105b 9x4)   MG Johnson 6-0-43-1

Watson to Bell, FOUR, Bell moves right across his stumps outside off, gets down low on one knee, and scoops a length ball over the head of the fielder at short fine leg

England 264/3   IR Bell 35* (26b 4x4)   SR Watson 3.5-0-24-0

Hastings to Bell, FOUR, Bell moves across his stumps and plays the paddle from outside off past the fielder at short fine leg

England 276/3   IR Bell 42* (29b 5x4)   JW Hastings 6.5-0-46-0

Watson to Trott, FOUR, Trott slogs the ball high and far over midwicket and the ball bounces just inside the boundary before going over

England 282/3   IJL Trott 120* (110b 10x4)   SR Watson 4.1-0-28-0

Lee to Morgan, FOUR, length ball angling into the left-hander from round the wicket and Morgan swings it high and far into the gap at deep midwicket, one-bounce and four

England 298/4   EJG Morgan 5* (2b 1x4)   B Lee 8.1-1-58-1

Lee to Morgan, FOUR, short ball and Morgan goes for the hook, the connection is not quite clean but the ball flies off the top edge to the fine leg boundary

England 305/4   EJG Morgan 10* (5b 2x4)   B Lee 8.5-1-65-1

Watson to Morgan, FOUR, fantastic shot, Morgan moves his front foot out of the way and launches a full ball right back over Watson's head. He nearly clears the boundary

England 319/4   EJG Morgan 21* (12b 3x4)   SR Watson 5.4-0-39-0

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

England 328/5   IJL Trott 136* (124b 11x4)   SW Tait 9.2-0-55-1





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