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England in Australia ODI Series - 6th ODI

Australia v England

Australia won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Matt Prior and Andrew Strauss are out there ... Not a very large crowd yet I'm afraid. Brett Lee has the ball.

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The news from the SCG is that England have won the toss and will have a bat. Australia have made two changes, Callum Ferguson comes in for Shaun Marsh and Shaun Tait gets a bowl instead of Doug Bollinger. Michael Yardy will fire in his slow left-armers in place of Ajmal Shahzad.

Andrew Strauss: "Looks like a good wicket, and it's a nice hot day. We'll look to get a big score and put them under pressure. We haven't been consistent enough. Need to learn from those mistakes. It's another opportunity today. It's Australia v England, and every game matters to us. We are looking to play good solid cricket."

Michael Clarke: "We are still a little bit inconsistent, there is a huge World Cup coming up, we want to play well in these last two games. Marsh has flown home yesterday, and will see the physio in a couple of days. It's a great chance for Fergie though."

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the sixth ODI between Australia and England at Sydney. The series might have already been decided, but with a World Cup just around the corner, there are still plenty of things to work on for both sides. A measure of England's injury woes can be had from Andrew McGlashan's preview where he says that one of the visitor's aims in the final two games of the three-month tour will be to avoid any more of them.

Meanwhile, Ricky Ponting has had a bat in the nets for the first time after having surgery on that broken little finger, and is hoping to be fit for the World Cup warm-up games.

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

End of over 1 (maiden) England 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
AJ Strauss    0* (6b)      B Lee    1-1-0-0
MJ Prior    0* (0b)     

1.1

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

1.2

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

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

1.5

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

1.6

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

End of over 2 (4 runs) England 4/0 (RR: 2.00)
MJ Prior    3* (4b)      SW Tait    1-0-4-0
AJ Strauss    1* (8b)      B Lee    1-1-0-0

Gareth: "Expect these bowlers to be rotated frequently today. Very very warm day here in Sydney."

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

2.3

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

2.4

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

2.5

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

2.6

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

End of over 3 (3 runs) England 7/0 (RR: 2.33)
MJ Prior    3* (8b)      B Lee    2-1-3-0
AJ Strauss    4* (10b)      SW Tait    1-0-4-0

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

3.4

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

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

End of over 4 (6 runs) England 13/0 (RR: 3.25)
AJ Strauss    8* (15b 1x4)      SW Tait    2-0-9-0
MJ Prior    4* (9b)      B Lee    2-1-3-0

4.1

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

4.2

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

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

4.4

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

4.5

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

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

End of over 5 (9 runs) England 22/0 (RR: 4.40)
AJ Strauss    9* (17b 1x4)      B Lee    3-1-12-0
MJ Prior    12* (13b 1x4)      SW Tait    2-0-9-0

5.1

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

5.2

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

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

5.5

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

5.6

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

End of over 6 (6 runs) England 28/0 (RR: 4.66)
MJ Prior    12* (17b 1x4)      SW Tait    3-0-14-0
AJ Strauss    14* (19b 2x4)      B Lee    3-1-12-0

Matt: "In the midst of the struggle out there on the pitch, let's not forget those in Cairns who are about to go through the most major struggle, the struggle for their lives. My thoughts and prayers are with those people up there as they face the cyclone."

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

6.3

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

6.4

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

6.5

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

6.6

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

End of over 7 (10 runs) England 38/0 (RR: 5.42)
MJ Prior    17* (21b 2x4)      B Lee    4-1-22-0
AJ Strauss    19* (21b 3x4)      SW Tait    3-0-14-0

KS: "Lee seems a much better bowler in the last couple of matches. He seemed a bit off touch in the earlier games but now he is really starting to show why he was a part of the bowling attack alongside Mcgrath, Gillespe and Warne. Exciting times lie ahead in the world cup." It's time for Mitch to come on now though

7.1

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

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

7.3

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

Darryl: "Hussey got 2 hands up there so technically it was a dropped catch." Spare a thought for the poor fielder. Trott is in meanwhile

7.4

Johnson to Trott, no run, defended towards the off side off the front foot

7.5

Johnson to Trott, no run, leaves it alone outside off stump, good carry for Johnson

7.6

Johnson to Trott, no run, angles it across the right-hander, and Trott lets it go safely

End of over 8 (3 runs) England 41/1 (RR: 5.12)
IJL Trott    0* (3b)      MG Johnson    1-0-3-1
AJ Strauss    20* (23b 3x4)      B Lee    4-1-22-0

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

8.4

Lee to Trott, 1 run, 147.3 kph lifter from Lee, Trott pushes at it outside off stump, and is lucky he got an edge thick enough to send the ball safely wide of slip towards third man

8.5

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

8.6

Lee to Trott, no run, takes a step forward and pushes a length ball towards mid off

End of over 9 (3 runs) England 44/1 (RR: 4.88)
IJL Trott    1* (5b)      B Lee    5-1-25-0
AJ Strauss    22* (27b 3x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-3-1

9.1

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

9.2

Johnson to Trott, no run, short, wide, angling away outside off, Trott cannot capitalise, and cuts it straight to point

9.3

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, bang on middle stump, he gets the bat in front of pad to work it away to midwicket

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

End of over 10 (2 runs) England 46/1 (RR: 4.60)
AJ Strauss    23* (31b 3x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-5-1
IJL Trott    2* (7b)      B Lee    5-1-25-0

Hastings comes in to the attack

10.1

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, starts off with a back of a length ball outside off that is steered wide of third man for a single

Haddin decides to come up to the stumps

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

10.5

Hastings to Trott, no run, walks around two feet outside off stump, wanting to work this one through midwicket, and is beaten

10.6

Hastings to Trott, no run, good slower one to finish a steady first over, Trott gets well forward to defend in to the off side

End of over 11 (2 runs) England 48/1 (RR: 4.36)
IJL Trott    3* (10b)      JW Hastings    1-0-2-0
AJ Strauss    24* (34b 3x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-5-1

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

11.4

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, gets outside the line of this short of a length ball around middle, and whips it through square leg for a run

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

11.6

Johnson to Trott, no run, Trott eases in to the front foot drive, but hits the ball straight to point

End of over 12 (8 runs) England 56/1 (RR: 4.66)
IJL Trott    4* (12b)      MG Johnson    3-0-13-1
AJ Strauss    30* (38b 4x4)      JW Hastings    1-0-2-0

Tassie Fan: "Why still no Tim Paine in this match?....he doesn't get released to play for Tassie in T20, but just sits around doing nothing. Surely with teh series won today and Sunday were his perfect opportunity."

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

12.5

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, rushed down the track trying to crash the ball through covers, but got a bottom edge that scooted away in the direction of third man

12.6

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

End of over 13 (5 runs) England 61/1 (RR: 4.69)
AJ Strauss    34* (43b 4x4)      JW Hastings    2-0-7-0
IJL Trott    5* (13b)      MG Johnson    3-0-13-1

13.1

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

Tassie Fan 2 replies to Tassie Fan: "Q:Why no Tim Paine. A: Haddin is awesome."

13.2

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, goes on the back foot and works this one away wide of midwicket

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

End of over 14 (9 runs) England 70/1 (RR: 5.00)
AJ Strauss    42* (48b 5x4)      MG Johnson    4-0-22-1
IJL Trott    6* (14b)      JW Hastings    2-0-7-0

Johnson is going off the field

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

14.3

Hastings to Trott, no run, wants to slam this one through covers, but ends up bottom edging it close to the stumps on the crease

14.4

Hastings to Trott, no run, finds extra cover with the drive off the front foot

14.5

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, walks across and outside off stump, and whips a length delivery through square leg

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

End of over 15 (9 runs) England 79/1 (RR: 5.26)
AJ Strauss    49* (51b 6x4)      JW Hastings    3-0-16-0
IJL Trott    7* (17b)      MG Johnson    4-0-22-1

David Hussey comes on for some spin now

15.1

Hussey to Trott, 1 run, full delivery clipped away to deep midwicket along the ground

15.2

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

15.3

Hussey to Trott, 1 run, now Trott with the reverse paddle to a very full ball outside off, but short third man cuts it off

15.4

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

15.5

Hussey to Trott, 1 run, the runs keep coming, another one worked away through midwicket

15.6

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

End of over 16 (5 runs) England 84/1 (RR: 5.25)
AJ Strauss    51* (54b 6x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-5-0
IJL Trott    10* (20b)      JW Hastings    3-0-16-0

Redbacks fan: "To the pair of Tassie Fans... one, Tim Paine doesn't deserve a specialist batsman's spot over Callum Ferguson (or Brad Hodge, for that matter), and two, Haddin's glovework has been totally average, but his batting has saved him, fortunately enough. I wouldn't describe him as 'awesome', currently." Smith in to the attack now, how much turn can he get?

16.1

Smith to Trott, 1 run, tossed up full delivery, driven down to long on for a single

16.2

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

16.3

Smith to Trott, no run, a touch short, some turn there for Smith, Trott makes a mess of the pull, hitting it in to the ground

16.4

Smith to Trott, 2 runs, lovely free flowing drive through extra cover off the front foot, and there are huge empty spaces in that area

16.5

Smith to Trott, no run, played out in to the on side

16.6

Smith to Trott, 1 run, more turn for Smith but a touch short and allows him to rock back and cut it to sweeper cover

End of over 17 (5 runs) England 89/1 (RR: 5.23)
IJL Trott    14* (25b)      SPD Smith    1-0-5-0
AJ Strauss    52* (55b 6x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-5-0

17.1

Hussey to Trott, 3 runs, brings out the reverse lap shot to a full toss and gets it very fine behind the wicket on the off side

17.2

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

17.3

Hussey to Trott, 1 run, guided wide of point for another single

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

End of over 18 (8 runs) England 97/1 (RR: 5.38)
AJ Strauss    56* (59b 6x4)      DJ Hussey    2-0-13-0
IJL Trott    18* (27b)      SPD Smith    1-0-5-0

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

18.3

Smith to Trott, 1 run, cut away through point

18.4

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

18.5

Smith to Trott, 1 run, slaps a shortish one in front of cover and trots through for a run

18.6

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

End of over 19 (4 runs) England 101/1 (RR: 5.31)
AJ Strauss    58* (63b 6x4)      SPD Smith    2-0-9-0
IJL Trott    20* (29b)      DJ Hussey    2-0-13-0

19.1

Hussey to Trott, no run, defended down the track off the back foot

19.2

Hussey to Trott, no run, cannot get the ball past square leg

19.3

Hussey to Trott, 1 run, goes off side in the search for a single, and gets one through covers

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

19.6

Hussey to Trott, 1 run, now Trott targets long on for another single

End of over 20 (3 runs) England 104/1 (RR: 5.20)
IJL Trott    22* (33b)      DJ Hussey    3-0-16-0
AJ Strauss    59* (65b 6x4)      SPD Smith    2-0-9-0

20.1

Smith to Trott, 2 runs, swept away wide of fine leg for a couple, neat accumulation

20.2

Smith to Trott, no run, fuller on the stumps, pushed back down the track

20.3

Smith to Trott, 2 runs, Callum saves the boundary on the deep midwicket fence, it was smashed and was traveling very quickly

20.4

Smith to Trott, 1 run, eased down the ground towards long off

20.5

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

20.6

Smith to Trott, 1 run, stays in the crease and punches in the region of long on

End of over 21 (7 runs) England 111/1 (RR: 5.28)
IJL Trott    28* (38b)      SPD Smith    3-0-16-0
AJ Strauss    60* (66b 6x4)      DJ Hussey    3-0-16-0

21.1

Hussey to Trott, 1 run, tapped in front of the wicket on the off side, and they go through for the run even as Haddin runs in and fields

21.2

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

21.3

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

21.4

Hussey to Trott, no run, played out in to the on side

21.5

Hussey to Trott, 1 run, whipped away off the back foot and down to long on

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

End of over 22 (9 runs) England 120/1 (RR: 5.45)
AJ Strauss    63* (68b 6x4)      DJ Hussey    4-0-25-0
IJL Trott    34* (42b 1x4)      SPD Smith    3-0-16-0

22.1

Smith to Trott, 1 run, tossed up full on middle, and pushed back past Smith down the ground

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

KP is the new man in

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

22.5

Smith to Trott, 2 runs, gets a full delivery, and goes down on a knee to sweep it in the gap behind square leg

22.6

Smith to Trott, 1 run, punched down the ground to long on, Smith thought he had a chance to stop it, but hadn't counted for KP who was in the way, crashed straight in to him, and went down

End of over 23 (5 runs) England 125/2 (RR: 5.43)
IJL Trott    38* (45b 1x4)      SPD Smith    4-0-21-1
KP Pietersen    1* (2b)      DJ Hussey    4-0-25-0

Tait is back for a burst

23.1

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

23.2

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

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

23.4

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

23.5

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

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

End of over 24 (4 runs) England 129/2 (RR: 5.37)
KP Pietersen    2* (4b)      SW Tait    4-0-17-0
IJL Trott    40* (49b 1x4)      SPD Smith    4-0-21-1

24.1

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

24.2

Smith to Trott, no run, cannot get the fullish ball past midwicket again

24.3

Smith to Trott, 1 run, short, wide, turning further away, and slapped away to sweeper cover

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

24.6

Smith to Trott, 1 run, yet another single in the direction of long on, Smith has been mostly either too full or too short

End of over 25 (6 runs) England 135/2 (RR: 5.40)
IJL Trott    42* (52b 1x4)      SPD Smith    5-0-27-1
KP Pietersen    6* (7b)      SW Tait    4-0-17-0

25.1

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

25.2

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

25.3

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

25.4

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

25.5

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

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

End of over 26 (3 runs) England 138/2 (RR: 5.30)
KP Pietersen    6* (8b)      SW Tait    5-0-20-0
IJL Trott    45* (57b 1x4)      SPD Smith    5-0-27-1

26.1

Smith to Trott, 1 run, leans out to push this one in front of cover

26.2

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

26.3

Smith to Trott, 1 run, gets a safe top edge wide of fine leg as he goes for the sweep shot

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

End of over 27 (3 runs) England 141/2 (RR: 5.22)
KP Pietersen    7* (12b)      SPD Smith    6-0-30-1
IJL Trott    47* (59b 1x4)      SW Tait    5-0-20-0

Michael Clarke brings himself on

27.1

Clarke to Trott, 1 run, bowls a full delivery that is hit down to long off

27.2

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

27.3

Clarke to Trott, 2 runs, takes it on the full and sweeps it wide of fine leg for a couple, and that will be 50 for Jonathan Trott

27.4

Clarke to Trott, 1 run, worked to the right of midwicket for a run

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

27.6

Clarke to Trott, 1 run, punched down to long off for another single

End of over 28 (7 runs) England 148/2 (RR: 5.28)
IJL Trott    52* (63b 1x4)      MJ Clarke    1-0-7-0
KP Pietersen    9* (14b)      SPD Smith    6-0-30-1

Mick: "26 overs and still no sign of Watson. Whats doing with that ??"

28.1

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

28.2

Smith to Trott, 2 runs, gets away with it, it was turning away and cut in the air, but just short of backward point, Trott lives on

28.3

Smith to Trott, 1 run, driven down to long on, Smith finds KP in the way again as he looks to stop the ball

28.4

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

28.5

Smith to Trott, 1 run, rocks back and slaps this shortish one away to sweeper cover

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

End of over 29 (10 runs) England 158/2 (RR: 5.44)
KP Pietersen    11* (16b)      SPD Smith    7-0-40-1
IJL Trott    60* (67b 2x4)      MJ Clarke    1-0-7-0

Hastings is back

29.1

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

29.2

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, shimmies across the stumps, and sends this one down to fine leg with a flick of the wrists

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

End of over 30 (11 runs) England 169/2 (RR: 5.63)
KP Pietersen    21* (21b 2x4)      JW Hastings    4-0-27-0
IJL Trott    61* (68b 2x4)      SPD Smith    7-0-40-1

Paul feels for the officials: "All this talk of players wilting under the heat - what about the poor old umpires. Old Marais Erasmus isn't the most limber bloke going around, he's probably sweating up a storm out there!" Watto comes on finally

30.1

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

Flano's lament: "Why is it our wicket-takers are always the most expensive bowlers? Why can we not find somebody who can bowl a tidy spell and still be dangerous? I miss McGrath."

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

30.3

Watson to Trott, 1 run, lovely flick from Trott off a full one on the pads, but a good diving stop at midwicket concedes only a run

30.4

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

30.5

Watson to Trott, 1 run, Trott goes down the track, and pushes a length ball to long off for another run

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

End of over 31 (6 runs) England 175/2 (RR: 5.64)
KP Pietersen    25* (25b 2x4)      SR Watson    1-0-6-0
IJL Trott    63* (70b 2x4)      JW Hastings    4-0-27-0

Gary Fish: "why the hell is hastings playng? dan christian must be a very confused, rich man!" But rich, nevertheless

31.1

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, back of a length around leg stump, worked away off the back foot past the square leg umpire

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

31.3

Hastings to Trott, no run, thumped down the ground towards mid off, they are looking to cut loose now

31.4

Hastings to Trott, no run, loopy slow short delivery, by the times it goes over Trott's head, he was done with the pull, and watched it go through to Haddin

31.5

Hastings to Trott, no run, another slower one, much fuller now, he tries to force it through cover, but bottom edges it into the ground

31.6

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, yet another slower one, he bowls them with good control, cannot do much with it other than push it towards long off for a run

End of over 32 (3 runs) England 178/2 (RR: 5.56)
IJL Trott    65* (75b 2x4)      JW Hastings    5-0-30-0
KP Pietersen    26* (26b 2x4)      SR Watson    1-0-6-0

32.1

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

32.2

Watson to Trott, 1 run, Watson shortens the length, and he waits for it to arrive and guides it past backward point

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

32.4

Watson to Trott, 1 run, eased away to sweeper cover for another single, England have built this one up for a huge finish

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

End of over 33 (7 runs) England 185/2 (RR: 5.60)
KP Pietersen    27* (29b 2x4)      SR Watson    2-0-13-0
IJL Trott    71* (78b 3x4)      JW Hastings    5-0-30-0

33.1

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, waits for this length delivery, and dabs it down very late to third man

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

33.5

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, eased down the ground for a single to long on

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

End of over 34 (4 runs) England 189/2 (RR: 5.55)
KP Pietersen    29* (33b 2x4)      JW Hastings    6-0-34-0
IJL Trott    73* (80b 3x4)      SR Watson    2-0-13-0

Trott and Pietersen, and the Aussies, have just finished a drinks break. England are setting themselves up for a massive surge. The key might be to not lose wickets during that batting Powerplay. Wonder how much gas Trott has left. He's scored only three fours in 73 runs.

"Now is the time to take the Powerplay. Batting strong, lots of men in the shed. Really put the Aussies under pressure in the last ten overs," advises Simon.

England have taken the batting Powerplay.

Brett Lee has the ball after a massively long drinks break.

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

34.2

Lee to Bell, 1 run, Bell guides his first ball in the air but behind the fielder at point for a single

34.3

Lee to Trott, 1 run, Lee swings a full ball into the right-hander, Trott pushes to mid-on for a single

34.4

Lee to Bell, 1 run, full and straight from Lee, Bell pushes the ball towards extra cover and calls Trott through

34.5

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

34.6

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

End of over 35 (11 runs) England 200/3 (RR: 5.71)
IJL Trott    82* (83b 5x4)      B Lee    6-1-36-1
IR Bell    2* (2b)      JW Hastings    6-0-34-0

Here's Tait ...

35.1

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

35.2

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

35.3

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

35.4

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

35.5

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.

35.6

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

"Why does Clarke always go to the fast bowlers during power plays they get hammered!!! Adelaide is a good example cost us the game!" says Ty.

End of over 36 (7 runs) England 207/3 (RR: 5.75)
IJL Trott    82* (85b 5x4)      SW Tait    6-0-27-0
IR Bell    9* (6b 1x4)      B Lee    6-1-36-1

36.1

Lee to Bell, 1 run, played with soft hands towards point for a quick single, the fielder charges in but fails to pick up cleanly

36.2

Lee to Trott, 1 run, a good length delivery angling into the right-hander, Trott stays in his crease and plays towards midwicket

36.3

Lee to Bell, 1 run, Bell jumps up in his crease to get on top of the bounce and then opens the face to steer a short ball towards third man

36.4

Lee to Trott, 1 run, fuller length just outside off, Trott drives towards mid-off

36.5

Lee to Bell, 1 run, Bell also pushes the ball towards mid-off for another single

36.6

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

End of over 37 (9 runs) England 216/3 (RR: 5.83)
IJL Trott    88* (88b 6x4)      B Lee    7-1-45-1
IR Bell    12* (9b 1x4)      SW Tait    6-0-27-0

37.1

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

37.2

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

37.3

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

37.4

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

37.5

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

37.6

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

End of over 38 (7 runs) England 223/3 (RR: 5.86)
IJL Trott    88* (90b 6x4)      SW Tait    7-0-34-0
IR Bell    19* (13b 2x4)      B Lee    7-1-45-1

38.1

Lee to Bell, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, driven through cover for a single

38.2

Lee to Trott, 1 run, the slower ball, full and straight, driven towards mid-on for a single

38.3

Lee to Bell, 1 run, short of a length and straight, nudged off the back foot towards midwicket

38.4

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

38.5

Lee to Trott, 1 run, Trott chops the ball towards third man with minimal footwork

38.6

Lee to Bell, 1 run, full and straight, Bell waits for the ball in his crease and drives towards mid-off

End of over 39 (9 runs) England 232/3 (RR: 5.94)
IR Bell    22* (16b 2x4)      B Lee    8-1-54-1
IJL Trott    94* (93b 7x4)      SW Tait    7-0-34-0

England scored 43 for 1 off the Powerplay. Pretty good effort that, especially after losing Pietersen off its first ball. Johnson's back, replacing Tait.

39.1

Johnson to Bell, no run, defended on the off side

39.2

Johnson to Bell, 1 wide, that's short and it is also down leg side. One of the easier wide calls to make

39.2

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, good length delivery angling across the right-hander, driven off the back foot through cover point

39.3

Johnson to Trott, 2 runs, flicked off the pads through the gap at midwicket

39.4

Johnson to Trott, no run, Trott stays on the back foot and plays a short of a length ball towards point

39.5

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, Trott walks right across his stumps to whip a ball from off through midwicket

39.6

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

End of over 40 (9 runs) England 241/3 (RR: 6.02)
IR Bell    27* (19b 3x4)      MG Johnson    5-0-31-1
IJL Trott    97* (96b 7x4)      B Lee    8-1-54-1

Watson's back for another spell. Haddin's standing up to the stumps.

40.1

Watson to Trott, 1 run, full ball outside off and Trott plays a fluent drive to long-off

40.2

Watson to Bell, 1 run, played towards cover for another single

40.3

Watson to Trott, 1 run, Trott moves on to 99 by steering a good length delivery from outside off towards third man

40.4

Watson to Bell, 1 run, Bell turns the strike over with another steer to third man

40.5

Watson to Trott, no run, played off the front foot towards White at point

40.6

Watson to Trott, 1 run, Trott ambles his 100th run after driving a length delivery through cover. He raises his bat to an appreciative dressing room. He's set England up for a fabulous score

End of over 41 (5 runs) England 246/3 (RR: 6.00)
IJL Trott    100* (100b 7x4)      SR Watson    3-0-18-0
IR Bell    29* (21b 3x4)      MG Johnson    5-0-31-1

41.1

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

Trott has a niggle and is in discomfort. Asks for a runner. He looked ginger while running that single for his 100. Prior is the runner for Trott. England's injuries continue to mount.

41.2

Johnson to Trott, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump and Trott pulls the ball to long leg

41.3

Johnson to Bell, 1 run, too full on the pads, Bell flicks crisply towards long leg

41.4

Johnson to Trott, no run, full delivery on the blockhole outside off, played towards point

41.5

Johnson to Trott, 2 runs, that wasn't short at all but Trott moves across and plays a short-arm pull through square. Trott does the calling for the runner and wants two

41.6

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

End of over 42 (12 runs) England 258/3 (RR: 6.14)
IJL Trott    111* (105b 9x4)      MG Johnson    6-0-43-1
IR Bell    30* (22b 3x4)      SR Watson    3-0-18-0

42.1

Watson to Bell, no run, played towards cover on the front foot

"Surely Trott should retire hurt. If he is feeling a bit sore, why continue batting and risk the World Cup. His team is in a great position and should go on to get 300 plus without him," says Simon.

42.2

Watson to Bell, no run, played from the crease into the off side once again

42.3

Watson to Bell, 1 run, Bell threads the back-foot punch through cover

42.4

Watson to Trott, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards point and Trott calls strongly for the single to be taken by Prior and Bell

42.5

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

42.6

Watson to Bell, no run, full ball wide outside off, Bell misses the cut. It was rather wide

End of over 43 (6 runs) England 264/3 (RR: 6.13)
IR Bell    35* (27b 4x4)      SR Watson    4-0-24-0
IJL Trott    112* (106b 9x4)      MG Johnson    6-0-43-1

Hastings to bowl from over the wicket ...

43.1

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, full and straight, Trott makes room and drives fluently to long-on

43.2

Hastings to Bell, 1 wide, the slower ball but its line is haywire, wide outside off stump

43.2

Hastings to Bell, 3 runs, Bell aims for over the off side but his drive results in an outside edge that passes short third man. Ferguson gives chase and saves one

43.3

Hastings to Trott, 2 runs, driven down the ground for two more

Trott seems to have cramp, rather than an injury.

43.4

Hastings to Trott, 1 run, Trott inside-edges the legcutter on the leg side, he was looking to hit on the off

43.5

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

43.6

Hastings to Bell, 2 runs, length delivery and Bell swats it powerfully towards midwicket where Watson jumps up on the edge of the circle and gets fingertips on the ball, tough chance

End of over 44 (14 runs) England 278/3 (RR: 6.31)
IR Bell    44* (30b 5x4)      JW Hastings    7-0-48-0
IJL Trott    116* (109b 9x4)      SR Watson    4-0-24-0

44.1

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

44.2

Watson to Trott, no run, dropped, Trott slams a full ball right back at Watson and he couldn't hold on to a tough catch at chest height

44.3

Watson to Trott, no run, Trott tries to steer the ball through the off but gets beaten

44.4

Watson to Trott, 1 run, Trott gets down on one knee and swats the ball in front of midwicket

44.5

Watson to Bell, 1 run, full toss wide outside off stump, Bell stays in his crease and plays towards deep point

44.6

Watson to Trott, 1 run, low full toss on off stump and Trott hits the ball through square leg for one more

End of over 45 (7 runs) England 285/3 (RR: 6.33)
IJL Trott    122* (114b 10x4)      SR Watson    5-0-31-0
IR Bell    45* (31b 5x4)      JW Hastings    7-0-48-0

45.1

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

45.1

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

45.2

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

"Trott can break IVA Richards (WI) fastest 1000 runs record in ODI. Richard scored 1000 runs in 22 matches," says Tanveer.

45.3

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

45.4

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

45.5

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

Bell goes after providing England with a shot of momentum, and Morgan will seek to provide a powerful finish.

"Random fact - Trott hasn't hit a six yet in his international career! Maybe that accounts for his patient but terrific average," says Jono.

45.6

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

End of over 46 (9 runs) England 294/4 (RR: 6.39)
EJG Morgan    1* (1b)      SW Tait    8-0-42-1
IJL Trott    128* (118b 10x4)      SR Watson    5-0-31-0

Lee's back for a final burst.

46.1

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

Clarke's having a word with Lee ...

46.2

Lee to Morgan, 1 run, full and wide outside off, Morgan reaches for it and takes England to 299 with a single on the off side

46.3

Lee to Trott, 1 wide, that's too wide outside off stump, England reach 300

46.3

Lee to Trott, 1 run, full toss and Trott hits it down to long-on with a flat bat

46.4

Lee to Morgan, no run, a fast one in the blockhole outside off stump, Morgan gets beaten

46.5

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

46.6

Lee to Morgan, 1 run, low full toss outside off stump, Morgan reaches for it and plays on the off side for one

End of over 47 (12 runs) England 306/4 (RR: 6.51)
EJG Morgan    11* (6b 2x4)      B Lee    9-1-66-1
IJL Trott    129* (119b 10x4)      SW Tait    8-0-42-1

47.1

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

47.2

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

47.3

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

47.4

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

47.5

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

47.6

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

End of over 48 (5 runs) England 311/4 (RR: 6.47)
EJG Morgan    14* (9b 2x4)      SW Tait    9-0-47-1
IJL Trott    131* (122b 10x4)      B Lee    9-1-66-1

48.1

Watson to Morgan, 3 runs, Watson bowls a slower one outside off and Morgan plays the ball into the off side, Australia concede an overthrow with a ricochet from a direct hit at the bowler's end

48.2

Watson to Trott, 1 run, yorker, and Trott can only dig it out on the off side

48.3

Watson to Morgan, no run, Morgan mis-times the big hit on the leg side and ends up playing it back to Watson

48.4

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

48.5

Watson to Morgan, OUT, caught at short third man. Morgan whipped around to get into position to play the reverse swat and make good contact with the length ball too. He hit it in the air, though, and straight to Tait in the circle

EJG Morgan c Tait b Watson 21 (15m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 161.53

Collingwood is the next batsman ...

48.6

Watson to Collingwood, 1 run, he aims for midwicket first ball but the length is too full and he inside-edges it on to the pad

End of over 49 (9 runs) England 320/5 (RR: 6.53)
PD Collingwood    1* (1b)      SR Watson    6-0-40-1
IJL Trott    132* (123b 10x4)      SW Tait    9-0-47-1

There hasn't been a six hit yet today ...

49.1

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

49.2

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

49.2

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

49.3

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

49.4

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

49.5

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

49.6

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

This is England's highest total against Australia, and it is also the highest ODI total without a six. Jonathan Trott's played a terrific innings, he's rather under-rated as an ODI player. Timed his acceleration splendidly.

We'll be back at 18.45 for Australia's chase.

End of over 50 (13 runs) England 333/6
PD Collingwood    7* (5b)      SW Tait    10-0-59-2
CR Woakes    0* (0b)      SR Watson    6-0-40-1
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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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Michael Clarke raises his bat during his match-turning half-century, Australia v England, 6th ODI, Sydney, February 2, 2011

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