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England in Australia ODI Series - 7th ODI

Australia v England

Australia won by 57 runs

11.20am Right, the players are in the middle and we're ready for the start. It's James Anderson to begin to Tim Paine and Brad Haddin.

I'm Brydon Coverdale and I'll be joined later by Sahil Dutta.

11.10am There's been plenty of anger from fans in Perth at the fact that Australia's best team is not playing this match, and Ian Healy has just launched a stinging attack on the selections on Channel Nine.

"It's not even close to their best side," Healy says. "Michael Clarke gets a couple of 50s under his belt and then he's deemed to be needing a rest. Watson I'll buy - he can have a rest. But I haven't seen Cricket Australia this fragmented for a long time. They've alienated some senior players like Brett Lee and Michael Clarke. They've given the public some ammunition to have another go at Michael Clarke for wanting a rest, even though it was 100% the selectors that did it. They've really robbed the WACA of the best team playing here in Perth at a sellout match. Australian cricket has five coaches in that dressing room and they seem to be very powerless too. I don't know who's pulling the strings on these decisions but it's not synchronised for mine, at all."

Bill emails in: "This is not fair for people in Perth, totally agree with Ian Healy on this one!! Australia will go nowhere if they don't stick with one team for a period of time. This is really disappointing for the Perth crowd."

Meanwhile, if you haven't caught up with the news, Michael Hussey says he's confident he'll make the World Cup but believes he'll struggle to be fully fit for the first couple of matches.

10.50am Cameron White has won the toss in his first ODI as captain and Australia will bat.

For Australia, Brett Lee is being rested and Jason Krejza makes his debut.

Australia 1 Brad Haddin (wk), 2 Tim Paine, 3 Callum Ferguson, 4 Cameron White (capt), 5 David Hussey, 6 Adam Voges, 7 Mitchell Johnson, 8 John Hastings, 9 Jason Krejza, 10 Doug Bollinger, 11 Shaun Tait.

England have also brought in their backup wicketkeeper as a specialist opener, with Steven Davies to join Andrew Strauss at the top of the order. And Liam Plunkett and Luke Wright are in the side.

England 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Steven Davies, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Ian Bell, 6 Matt Prior (wk), 7 Luke Wright, 8 Michael Yardy, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Steven Finn, 11 James Anderson.

10.40am Hello and welcome to the last match in this long Ashes summer, the 7th ODI in Perth, where the weather is, as nearly always, perfect for cricket. Australia have won the series and are fielding a very different looking side captained by Cameron White, but England are also far from full strength. Paul Collingwood has flown home with a back problem and Eoin Morgan is out with a fractured finger.

0.1

Anderson to Paine, no run, full and straight to begin with, Paine defends

0.2

Anderson to Paine, 1 wide, oops, this one goes down leg and doesn't swing back - it's called a wide

0.2

Anderson to Paine, 1 run, another one swings down leg but this time Paine clips it through square to get off the mark

0.3

Anderson to Haddin, no run, good ball, swinging away from Haddin, and it goes through to Steve Davies, who has the gloves on instead of Matt Prior

0.4

Anderson to Haddin, no run, dropped at second slip! Anderson draws a genuine edge from Haddin, Yardy dives across to his left, across in front of Strauss, but grasses the chance. That should have been taken, but it was probably the skipper's catch

0.5

Anderson to Haddin, no run, left alone outside off

0.6

Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, banged in at the hips and Haddin gets off the mark with a single worked to square leg

End of over 1 (3 runs) Australia 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
BJ Haddin    1* (4b)      JM Anderson    1-0-3-0
TD Paine    1* (2b)     

Now, direct from Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, it's Liam Plunkett. Hope he's over the jetlag.

1.1

Plunkett to Haddin, 1 run, Plunkett begins with a straight ball and Haddin flicks it through midwicket

1.2

Plunkett to Paine, 3 runs, good placement from Paine as Plunkett goes a touch too straight again, Paine just clips it into the gap between midwicket and mid-on, not trying to hit it too hard

1.3

Plunkett to Haddin, 2 runs, fullish and wide of off, Haddin jams the bat down to drive square through point

1.4

Plunkett to Haddin, 1 wide, wrong line, well down leg side

1.4

Plunkett to Haddin, no run, better line now as Plunkett goes just outside off and angles it back in a touch, it's left alone

1.5

Plunkett to Haddin, 1 wide, another wide down leg side - both bowlers have battled to get the right line so far today

1.5

Plunkett to Haddin, no run, punched to mid-off and can't find the gap

1.6

Plunkett to Haddin, no run, straighter ball now and it's defended away to the off side

End of over 2 (8 runs) Australia 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
BJ Haddin    4* (9b)      LE Plunkett    1-0-8-0
TD Paine    4* (3b)      JM Anderson    1-0-3-0

2.1

Anderson to Paine, 1 run, again Anderson picks up a thick edge, this one from Paine flies through where a fourth slip might have been, and it runs away to third man

2.2

Anderson to Haddin, FOUR, Haddin loves that shot! He backs away just a fraction and slams it inside out over cover for the first boundary of the match - a touch risky, perhaps, but he's hit that one well enough

2.3

Anderson to Haddin, no run, fuller and straighter now and Haddin drives, but can't beat mid-off

2.4

Anderson to Haddin, no run, straight-bat defence from Haddin

2.5

Anderson to Haddin, no run, a bit of width from Anderson and Haddin cuts hard, but straight to point

2.6

Anderson to Haddin, no run, another one cut straight to point

"McCullum sometimes doesn't keep for NZ when playing, and I remember Wriddiman Saha playing for India as a specialist batsman once," says Keepers Kollide. "But with Prior, Davies, Paine and Haddin all playing, this must surely be a unique situation where *both* teams are playing 2x specialist keepers in the team?"

I'm sure someone can tell us.

End of over 3 (5 runs) Australia 16/0 (RR: 5.33)
BJ Haddin    8* (14b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-8-0
TD Paine    5* (4b)      LE Plunkett    1-0-8-0

3.1

Plunkett to Paine, no run, defended to the leg side

3.2

Plunkett to Paine, no run, ooh, another leading edge this time from Paine as he tries to flick to leg and it lobs safely short of the man at cover

3.3

Plunkett to Paine, OUT, ah, now, we have a review that could be for both caught and lbw. Paine was walking down the pitch and tried to flick the ball to leg, it's hit him on the pad and lobbed out to cover, where the catch has been taken. So England want to know if it's either lbw or caught, which Paul Reiffel decides against. The review shows that he was hit in line and it was hitting the stumps, with no edge suggested by Hot Spot. And despite being hit so far down the pitch - he's out lbw!

TD Paine lbw b Plunkett 5 (16m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Interesting decision, that. The technology said it was out, smashing into middle stump halfway up, but under normal circumstances a batsman would never be given out lbw when he's that far down the pitch. Anyway, here's Ferguson.

3.4

Plunkett to Ferguson, no run, defends it away safely

3.5

Plunkett to Ferguson, no run, straight bat from Ferguson as he pushes it back to Plunkett

3.6

Plunkett to Ferguson, 1 run, clipped away off the pads for a single to fine leg

End of over 4 (1 run) Australia 17/1 (RR: 4.25)
CJ Ferguson    1* (3b)      LE Plunkett    2-0-9-1
BJ Haddin    8* (14b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-8-0

4.1

Anderson to Ferguson, no run, on the back foot now, Ferguson punches to mid-off

4.2

Anderson to Ferguson, no run, full and straight, no swing this time from Anderson, and Ferguson defends

4.3

Anderson to Ferguson, 1 leg bye, swinging down leg there and would have been a wide, but it's slammed into Ferguson's pad and run away for a leg bye

4.4

Anderson to Haddin, no run, solidly defended by Haddin, who is one of the few senior players in this Australian side today

4.5

Anderson to Haddin, no run, pushed away to the leg side this time

4.6

Anderson to Haddin, no run, Haddin watchfully defends again - he'd love a big innings going in to the World Cup

End of over 5 (1 run, maiden) Australia 18/1 (RR: 3.60)
BJ Haddin    8* (17b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-1-8-0
CJ Ferguson    1* (6b)      LE Plunkett    2-0-9-1

5.1

Plunkett to Ferguson, no run, pushed away defensively to the off side

5.2

Plunkett to Ferguson, no run, good bounce and carry through to Davies as this one beats the bat of Ferguson

5.3

Plunkett to Ferguson, FOUR, good shot from Ferguson as he gets a full and straight one and flicks it confidently through square leg, all the way along the ground for his first boundary

5.4

Plunkett to Ferguson, no run, solidly defended to the off side now

5.5

Plunkett to Ferguson, no run, banged in at the hips and Ferguson works it to midwicket

5.6

Plunkett to Ferguson, 1 run, clipped away through mid-on and this one finds the gap

"Speaking of extra wicketkeepers, there was a recent T20 match between Tasmania and Victoria which had 3 specialist wicketkeepers playing, and they were all on the same team," says Sparkesy. "Victoria's keeper Matthew Wade, reserve keeper Ryan Carters and international signing Matt Prior all played, whilst Tasmania were without a recognised keeper. Tim Paine was touring with the national ODI squad so Travis Birt filled in behind the stumps."

End of over 6 (5 runs) Australia 23/1 (RR: 3.83)
CJ Ferguson    6* (12b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    3-0-14-1
BJ Haddin    8* (17b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-1-8-0

6.1

Anderson to Ferguson, no run, straight-bat defence from Ferguson now as he pushes it back to Anderson

6.2

Anderson to Ferguson, no run, banged in a touch shorter now and Ferguson sways out of the way

6.3

Anderson to Ferguson, no run, struck on the pads now as it swings down leg and Ferguson can't get it away

6.4

Anderson to Ferguson, 1 run, quick single now as Ferguson gets on the back foot and punches it to mid-off

6.5

Anderson to Haddin, 1 leg bye, another one swings away down the leg side, and again it's not put away, Haddin can only get pad on this and it dribbles away to the on side

6.6

Anderson to Ferguson, no run, again Ferguson is on the back foot, punching an accurate Anderson delivery to mid-off

It's been a pretty slow start from the Australians, but if Haddin gets a bit more of the strike you'd imagine that won't remain the case.

End of over 7 (2 runs) Australia 25/1 (RR: 3.57)
CJ Ferguson    7* (17b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-9-0
BJ Haddin    8* (18b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    3-0-14-1

Steven Finn comes on for a bowl now.

7.1

Finn to Haddin, 1 run, he begins with a half-volley that Haddin pushes to cover for a quick single

7.2

Finn to Ferguson, no run, another half-volley from Finn, whose run-up is ever so McGrath-like, and Ferguson pushes to mid-off

7.3

Finn to Ferguson, FOUR, Ferguson frees himself up now and gets a much-needed boundary as he backs off a fraction and forces a cut through point, it runs away to the boundary

7.4

Finn to Ferguson, no run, defended back down the pitch

7.5

Finn to Ferguson, FOUR, and there's another boundary from Ferguson, really good wristy stuff as he flicks one off the leg-stump line through midwicket and it's run all the way along the ground, well timed and placed

7.6

Finn to Ferguson, no run, fuller and straighter, and Ferguson blocks it

End of over 8 (9 runs) Australia 34/1 (RR: 4.25)
CJ Ferguson    15* (22b 3x4)      ST Finn    1-0-9-0
BJ Haddin    9* (19b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-1-9-0

8.1

Anderson to Haddin, no run, good probing line outside off and Haddin just defends to point

8.2

Anderson to Haddin, no run, Haddin isn't really middling the ball today, and he's moved across outside leg a touch and tried to force it down the ground, but gets an inside edge into his right leg, in a bit of pain there as it got the unpadded section

8.3

Anderson to Haddin, no run, banged in shorter now and Haddin leaves it alone

8.4

Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, again Haddin gives himself room but then just checks his shot and nudges it behind point

8.5

Anderson to Ferguson, OUT, Ferguson is gone! Good ball from Anderson as this one bounces sharply outside off and Ferguson fends, and it's well taken high and to the right of Strauss, the only slip in place. Ferguson probably didn't have to play at that bouncer - it wasn't aimed at the body.

CJ Ferguson c Strauss b Anderson 15 (21m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 65.21

So, this thin looking Australian batting line-up hasn't started especially well. Now here's the captain and most experienced batsman, Cameron White, to join Brad Haddin. A second slip comes in now for White, and a gully has joined them.

8.6

Anderson to White, no run, banged in at the body and White nudges to leg

End of over 9 (1 run) Australia 35/2 (RR: 3.88)
CL White    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    5-1-10-1
BJ Haddin    10* (23b 1x4)      ST Finn    1-0-9-0

9.1

Finn to Haddin, no run, full and straight and Haddin meets it with a good on-drive, but straight to mid-on

9.2

Finn to Haddin, 1 run, this one's more gently driven down to mid-on and that allows Haddin to hurry a single

9.3

Finn to White, no run, Finn aiming to hit the top of off stump here and White defends with a dead bat

9.4

Finn to White, no run, banged in short of a length now and White defends

9.5

Finn to White, no run, again Finn is hitting the corridor just on or a touch outside off - White meets it with a straight bat

9.6

Finn to White, no run, fuller and a little straighter, White defends to mid-on

End of over 10 (1 run) Australia 36/2 (RR: 3.60)
CL White    0* (5b)      ST Finn    2-0-10-0
BJ Haddin    11* (25b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-1-10-1

Now, as if there was any doubt that he would, Andrew Strauss has taken the Bowling Powerplay.

10.1

Anderson to Haddin, SIX, Haddin middles this one! And he's smashed it over mid-off for the first six of the match. What a good stroke, he's cleared the fence and that will give him some confidence

And there's a little delay now as the fans in the crowd try to get the ball down off a roof - they achieve it by throwing something up to wobble the tin roof. Well done indeed.

10.2

Anderson to Haddin, no run, Haddin backs away a little and it's beaten him, through to Davies

10.3

Anderson to Haddin, no run, short of a length again and Haddin defends

10.4

Anderson to Haddin, 1 run, swivels a pull away behind square leg now but this is just a single

10.5

Anderson to White, 1 run, White gets himself off the mark now, glancing a bad ball down leg and Finn at fine leg slides across to save the boundary

10.6

Anderson to Haddin, no run, ah, nasty delivery now that jags back in and bounces sharply, it flies off the hip - and possibly bat - and lobs safely short of the man at short fine leg

End of over 11 (8 runs) Australia 44/2 (RR: 4.00)
BJ Haddin    18* (30b 1x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    6-1-18-1
CL White    1* (6b)      ST Finn    2-0-10-0

11.1

Finn to White, no run, Finn is banging it in short of a length here but not getting much bounce - White angles the bat and pushes to gully

11.2

Finn to White, no run, this one bounces more, and White defends off the back foot

11.3

Finn to White, no run, nudged away towards cover and White can't find a gap

11.4

Finn to White, no run, again White nudges to off, no run there

11.5

Finn to White, no run, ah, great bouncer as it's well directed and White is in all sorts of bother trying to get away from this - it's whacked the shoulder of the bat, just in front of the helmet

11.6

Finn to White, no run, banged in shortish again and White can't get it away

"White really needs to work on getting singles early in his innings. They say he's a 'slow starter': I think the reality is he spends most of his innings waiting for four balls," says PJ3000. Well, your name sounds like you're a robot, but you make a valid point.

End of over 12 (maiden) Australia 44/2 (RR: 3.66)
CL White    1* (12b)      ST Finn    3-1-10-0
BJ Haddin    18* (30b 1x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    6-1-18-1

12.1

Plunkett to Haddin, no run, again Haddin backs away, as he is wont to do, and it's a swing and a miss

12.2

Plunkett to Haddin, no run, nudges it away towards point and can't find a run

12.3

Plunkett to Haddin, 1 run, this time Haddin gets it off the middle, as he tries to thump it over cover, but a man in the deep cuts it off

12.4

Plunkett to White, no run, cracking save by Bell at gully! White lashed this cut into the ground and for all money that looked to have beaten Bell, who hurled himself to his left and just got his hand to it

12.5

Plunkett to White, 1 run, pushed gently towards mid-on now and White does get a single this time

12.6

Plunkett to Haddin, 1 leg bye, angling a touch down leg and Haddin can't get it away properly, just getting one wide of Davies

End of over 13 (3 runs) Australia 47/2 (RR: 3.61)
BJ Haddin    19* (34b 1x4 1x6)      LE Plunkett    4-0-16-1
CL White    2* (14b)      ST Finn    3-1-10-0

13.1

Finn to Haddin, no run, Finn continues to bowl well, and Haddin can only push it jumpily to gully

13.2

Finn to Haddin, no run, straighter and angling in a touch, Haddin defends

13.3

Finn to Haddin, no run, yet another leading edge, and Haddin is very lucky to get away with this. He's shaped to pull, but then stopped halfway through it and the ball has lobbed off his edge short of point

13.4

Finn to Haddin, 1 run, tucked away off the hips for a single

13.5

Finn to White, no run, White defends again and can't get a single

13.6

Finn to White, FOUR, hmmm, a boundary, and pretty well played in the end. White has changed his shot halfway through playing it, shaping to pull and then deciding to guide it uppishly wide of the sole slip and it races away to third-man for a boundary. Second slip could have snaffled that, if there was one.

End of over 14 (5 runs) Australia 52/2 (RR: 3.71)
CL White    6* (16b 1x4)      ST Finn    4-1-15-0
BJ Haddin    20* (38b 1x4 1x6)      LE Plunkett    4-0-16-1

14.1

Plunkett to Haddin, 1 run, flicked away through square leg for a single

14.2

Plunkett to White, 1 run

14.3

Plunkett to Haddin, no run, Haddin again backs away and tries to swipe it through cover, but it bounces over the stumps and through to Davies

14.4

Plunkett to Haddin, 1 run, oh dear, a top edge now as Haddin goes for the pull, and he's again lucky that this one doesn't carry, it falls short of mid-on

14.5

Plunkett to White, no run, nudged away to the off side

14.6

Plunkett to White, no run, England want a review for an lbw shout that is turned down, but this looked to be angling down leg, if there wasn't an inside edge. Let's see. And yes indeed, that was a big inside edge, so the decision stands. Strange that it was reviewed, as none of the England players really went up for the appeal in a big way

And now a change at the Cricinfo end. Sahil Dutta is taking up the attack.

End of over 15 (3 runs) Australia 55/2 (RR: 3.66)
CL White    7* (19b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    5-0-19-1
BJ Haddin    22* (41b 1x4 1x6)      ST Finn    4-1-15-0

Cheers Brydon, I thought I might get a game the way England's injuries were going. Bah, still no room for a failed legspinner apparently. Unlike the failed medium-pacer Plunkett, who is actually bowling rather well.

15.1

Finn to Haddin, no run, Finn rams one in back of a length, as has been England's way today, and Haddin as usual skips leg side of the ball to defend on his toes to cover

15.2

Finn to Haddin, 1 leg bye, dropped by Davies! Oh, no, apparently it's a legbye. Top delivery, turned Haddin right around, flicked the back thigh pad and Davies put down the non-chance diving to his right

15.3

Finn to White, no run, good lengths and lines for Finn, enjoying the trampoline bounce and White as usual has the most horridly stiff wrists and cannot work the ball in defence

15.4

Finn to White, no run, another clunked back-foot defence. England like it up at White, who doesn't appear to enjoy it

15.5

Finn to White, 1 run, this is short again and finally White wheels away a stiff-armed pull shot that trickles down to fine leg

15.6

Finn to Haddin, no run, Haddin continues his exhibition of self-restraint by drawing his bat inside the line and flagging this through to Davies

End of over 16 (2 runs) Australia 57/2 (RR: 3.56)
BJ Haddin    22* (44b 1x4 1x6)      ST Finn    5-1-16-0
CL White    8* (22b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    5-0-19-1

16.1

Plunkett to White, 1 run, Plunkett working up some decent wheels with his horridly clunky action and White manages somehow to squeeze this out to third man, half-guide half-cut shot

16.2

Plunkett to Haddin, 1 wide, oops, shoved down the leg side and Plunkett will have to bowl this again

16.2

Plunkett to Haddin, no run, back onto a fine line, hugging off stump and meeting the patient straight bat of Haddin

16.3

Plunkett to Haddin, 1 run, a touch too straight from Plunkett and it's worked around the corner

16.4

Plunkett to White, 1 run, Plunkett not following the short-ball plan to White, instead opting for its spiritual opposite - the yorker - which is slightly undercooked and flicked to the leg side

16.5

Plunkett to Haddin, 1 wide, a good short ball that bounces up around off stump is given a wide. It's because bowlers aren't allowed to be threatening in ODI cricket

16.5

Plunkett to Haddin, 1 run, this is turning into a lengthy over but Plunkett hasn't actually bowled that badly and this is pushed to cover for a swift single

16.6

Plunkett to White, no run, good finish to the over, Plunkett bangs it in short of a length and White has to stand up to defend uncomfortably

End of over 17 (6 runs) Australia 63/2 (RR: 3.70)
CL White    10* (25b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    6-0-25-1
BJ Haddin    24* (47b 1x4 1x6)      ST Finn    5-1-16-0

17.1

Finn to Haddin, 1 run, Finn, who is looking oddly orange today, bangs in a short ball that is dropped into the leg side and Finn hares off after it to field. One of the few people still enthusiastic about this seven-match trudge of a series

17.2

Finn to White, 1 run, shortish again and White is resolute in defence, pushing square of the wicket

17.3

Finn to Haddin, no run, slower ball from the orangeman, who is not Celtic, as far as I know, well directed too and Haddin defends

17.4

Finn to Haddin, no run, quicker this time and it darts past Haddin's attempted back cut

17.5

Finn to Haddin, no run, excellent lines and lengths from Haddin, who seems to wear a permanent smile, or smirk if you're English, defends carefully

17.6

Finn to Haddin, no run, left alone outside off stump to finish the over

End of over 18 (2 runs) Australia 65/2 (RR: 3.61)
BJ Haddin    25* (52b 1x4 1x6)      ST Finn    6-1-18-0
CL White    11* (26b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    6-0-25-1

"Oooh, oooh, oooh, me sir, please sir!" Is what I imagine Luke Wright said to Strauss, because he's bowling now.

18.1

Wright to White, no run, starts well, full of bounding enthusiasm and potential incompetence, on middle and defended

18.2

Wright to White, 1 run, similar delivery to the last and White turns his heavy wrists over the ball to midwicket

18.3

Wright to Haddin, no run, Wright lands another good delivery, following Haddin as he backed away, and it's defended back to the bowler

18.4

Wright to Haddin, 1 wide, this is slipped down the leg side, and no amount of bright-eyed apology can stop this being a wide

18.4

Wright to Haddin, 1 leg bye, leg-sided again and it thudded off the pads and trickled into the leg side

18.5

Wright to White, 1 run, fullish and straightish and not much the batsman can do but defend

18.6

Wright to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin as usual backs away and this gives him the room to steer behind point

End of over 19 (5 runs) Australia 70/2 (RR: 3.68)
BJ Haddin    26* (55b 1x4 1x6)      LJ Wright    1-0-4-0
CL White    13* (29b 1x4)      ST Finn    6-1-18-0

Ah, what a heady double this is. Wright at one end and now Michael Yardy at the other.

19.1

Yardy to Haddin, no run, starts well enough, straight, no sign of turn and it's pushed back to the bowler

19.2

Yardy to Haddin, 1 run, very short from Yardy, that earns a hint of turn and Haddin has to wait a long, long time to cut to deep point

19.3

Yardy to White, 1 leg bye, White is the sort of man that could stand tall and smash this out of Perth, instead he gets down apologetically on one-knee and misses a ramp-sweep. Awful that

19.4

Yardy to Haddin, OUT, smart work from Finn on the long-on boundary sees the end of Haddin! Poor shot really, he just lifted the ball without much intent towards Finn on the boundary, who back-pedalled to take the catch, felt himself about to go over the rope to through the ball up, stepped over before coming back and completing the catch

BJ Haddin c Finn b Yardy 27 (89m 58b 1x4 1x6) SR: 46.55

19.5

Yardy to White, no run, more careful defence from White, who has remodelled himself on Boycott

19.6

Yardy to White, 1 run, yet again White is on the paddle-sweep, he's so tall and bulky it makes no sense, but there you go. He gets enough to earn a single around the corner

End of over 20 (3 runs) Australia 73/3 (RR: 3.65)
CL White    14* (32b 1x4)      MH Yardy    1-0-2-1
DJ Hussey    0* (0b)      LJ Wright    1-0-4-0

20.1

Wright to White, 1 run, White really does hare in, his run up is hilariously quicker than his bowling, the line is good though and it's pushed to mid-on

20.2

Wright to Hussey, no run, more good discipline from Wright and Hussey, another who likes to stand leg-side of the ball, defends to cover

20.3

Wright to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off stump

20.4

Wright to Hussey, FOUR, for no good reason Wright imagines he has pace and bangs this in short, he doesn't so it sits up invitingly and Hussey does the necessary, thumping this a long way in front of square for four

20.5

Wright to Hussey, no run, dropped by Wright, excellent slower ball and Hussey popped it up back to the bowler, they are never easy etc etc, but it should have been taken

20.6

Wright to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey celebrates his let-off in typically measured Hussey fashion, working a single behind square on the off side

End of over 21 (6 runs) Australia 79/3 (RR: 3.76)
DJ Hussey    5* (5b 1x4)      LJ Wright    2-0-10-0
CL White    15* (33b 1x4)      MH Yardy    1-0-2-1

21.1

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, flight! Flight form Yardy! It's nudged around the corner

21.2

Yardy to White, no run, this is less flighted but the line is good and White's stiff arms can't work a single

21.3

Yardy to White, 1 run, full toss is carefully pushed down the ground

21.4

Yardy to Hussey, 2 runs, wonderful fielding from Plunkett on the square leg boundary saves the four, it was firmly pulled from Hussey and deserved four

21.5

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, short again and it's pulled with less power for a single

21.6

Yardy to White, 1 run, pushed into the off side carefully for a single

End of over 22 (6 runs) Australia 85/3 (RR: 3.86)
CL White    17* (36b 1x4)      MH Yardy    2-0-8-1
DJ Hussey    9* (8b 1x4)      LJ Wright    2-0-10-0

22.1

Wright to White, 1 wide, adverts interrupted this delivery, so I'm not entirely sure what happened. Send your complaints to the BCCI, who should prevent this from happening

22.1

Wright to White, 1 run, ooh, Wright lands this slightly short and the batsman lifted it back towards the bowler who stuck out a hand speculatively but it past him

22.2

Wright to Hussey, no run, fuller and straighter and it's carefully defended

22.3

Wright to Hussey, 1 run, the line drifts a touch to leg and it's worked off the pads for one

22.4

Wright to White, no run, again this is shortish and at the body, nudged into the leg side

22.5

Wright to White, 1 run, this time White picks it off into the leg side for another single

22.6

Wright to Hussey, no run, the over finishes with Hussey pushing to cover

End of over 23 (4 runs) Australia 89/3 (RR: 3.86)
DJ Hussey    10* (11b 1x4)      LJ Wright    3-0-14-0
CL White    19* (39b 1x4)      MH Yardy    2-0-8-1

23.1

Yardy to White, no run, touch short form Yardy but the late cut finds the fielder

23.2

Yardy to White, 1 run, White edges down the wicket and works down the ground

23.3

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, again it's pushed down the ground for another single

23.4

Yardy to White, 1 run, the sound of time passing slowly - Yardy pushed gently down to long-on

23.5

Yardy to Hussey, SIX, bang! Good grief, to paraphrase Mark Nicholas. Yardy was a touch short and this Hussey got deep into his crease and mowed this into the stands over deep midwicket

23.6

Yardy to Hussey, no run, defended to finish the over

End of over 24 (9 runs) Australia 98/3 (RR: 4.08)
DJ Hussey    17* (14b 1x4 1x6)      MH Yardy    3-0-17-1
CL White    21* (42b 1x4)      LJ Wright    3-0-14-0

24.1

Wright to White, no run, Wright finds an off-stump line and it's defended

24.2

Wright to White, 2 runs, short again, the last occasion White timed the ball was a year ago I think, so his attempted pull is spooned over midwicket

24.3

Wright to White, no run, White sits on the back foot and full-faces back to the bowler

24.4

Wright to White, 1 run, touch too leg-sided allows White to turns his hands over the ball

24.5

Wright to Hussey, no run, direct hit would have had Hussey out! It was played out to Bell who dived at cover to field smartly, Hussey was still half-way down trying to turn but Bell's throw was well wide

24.6

Wright to Hussey, 1 run, no alarm here, just nudged around the corner

End of over 25 (4 runs) Australia 102/3 (RR: 4.08)
DJ Hussey    18* (16b 1x4 1x6)      LJ Wright    4-0-18-0
CL White    24* (46b 1x4)      MH Yardy    3-0-17-1

25.1

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, Yardy darts this into the pads and it's flicked away for an easy single

25.2

Yardy to White, OUT, Yardy has another! White tortuous innings ends. White edged down the track but only to bunt this with plenty of inside-edge back to Yardy who gleefully held on to the chance

CL White c & b Yardy 24 (70m 47b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.06

Adam Voges is the new man and Australia are in a spot of bother. I'm not sure they care though.

25.3

Yardy to Voges, no run, wow, Yardy finds turn, actual spin past a dangling outside edge

25.4

Yardy to Voges, no run, pushed back to the bowler who fields and aims to throw back at the batsman

25.5

Yardy to Voges, no run, more careful defence from the front foot

25.6

Yardy to Voges, no run, a final forward-block to finish the over

End of over 26 (1 run) Australia 103/4 (RR: 3.96)
AC Voges    0* (4b)      MH Yardy    4-0-18-2
DJ Hussey    19* (17b 1x4 1x6)      LJ Wright    4-0-18-0

Plunkett has been recalled to try and burst through into the tail.

26.1

Plunkett to Hussey, FOUR, starts with a decent delivery around off stump but Hussey gets leg-side of the ball and opens the face to guide it to third man for four

26.2

Plunkett to Hussey, no run, fuller and firmly pushed back to the bowler

26.3

Plunkett to Hussey, FOUR, ah top shot again, Hussey gets a touch of width and crashes this backwards of point

26.4

Plunkett to Hussey, 1 run, yikes, Plunkett has lost his line and length completely and it's cut again firmly but this time to deep cover

26.5

Plunkett to Voges, no run, better delivery here - full and straight - and defended back to the bowler

26.6

Plunkett to Voges, 1 run, hint of extra bounce finds the outside edge and flies off down to third man to finish a good over for Australia

End of over 27 (10 runs) Australia 113/4 (RR: 4.18)
AC Voges    1* (6b)      LE Plunkett    7-0-35-1
DJ Hussey    28* (21b 3x4 1x6)      MH Yardy    4-0-18-2

27.1

Yardy to Voges, no run, Voges wants to have a dart but Yardy is cramping his for room

27.2

Yardy to Voges, 3 runs, Voges down the wicket again and Yardy responded by dropping it shorter, Voges adjusted by cutting very hard to point

27.3

Yardy to Hussey, no run, this is a touch leg-sided and clips the pads

27.4

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, more of a bat on this and it's driven down the ground

27.5

Yardy to Voges, no run, pushed into the on side

27.6

Yardy to Voges, FOUR, excellent flick, fine around the corner earns four, really well played

End of over 28 (8 runs) Australia 121/4 (RR: 4.32)
AC Voges    8* (10b 1x4)      MH Yardy    5-0-26-2
DJ Hussey    29* (23b 3x4 1x6)      LE Plunkett    7-0-35-1

28.1

Plunkett to Hussey, 1 wide, Plunkett gets his line wrong, shoving this down the leg side

28.1

Plunkett to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey bunts this gently into the legside and Plunkett runs around to field

28.2

Plunkett to Voges, 1 run, short ball and Voges doesn't get much of a pull shot so it trickles away

28.3

Plunkett to Hussey, 1 run, short and legsided again and once again the pull shot isn't timed all that well

28.4

Plunkett to Voges, no run, good delivery here, hugging off stump and it's blocked

28.5

Plunkett to Voges, 1 wide, banged in short, but too short and it sails way over the batsman

28.5

Plunkett to Voges, 1 run, Plunkett adjusts his line and finds a fuller length, rewarded with an outside edge that runs down to third man

28.6

Plunkett to Hussey, no run, finishes the over with a full and straight ball that is pushed back to the bowler who fields and throws the ball back at the keeper

End of over 29 (6 runs) Australia 127/4 (RR: 4.37)
DJ Hussey    31* (26b 3x4 1x6)      LE Plunkett    8-0-41-1
AC Voges    10* (13b 1x4)      MH Yardy    5-0-26-2

29.1

Yardy to Voges, 1 run, Yardy gets his line wrong and is turned around the corner for a single

29.2

Yardy to Hussey, no run, full and straight and pushed into the off side

29.3

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, pushed wide of cover

29.4

Yardy to Voges, 1 run, Yardy trundles in and is milked down the ground

29.5

Yardy to Hussey, 2 runs, Hussey gets deep in his crease to steer a full ball past cover

29.6

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey carefully watches this onto the bat and guides it away for a single

End of over 30 (6 runs) Australia 133/4 (RR: 4.43)
DJ Hussey    35* (30b 3x4 1x6)      MH Yardy    6-0-32-2
AC Voges    12* (15b 1x4)      LE Plunkett    8-0-41-1

Hold on to your hats, this might be quick. Might be. It's Jonathan Trott.

30.1

Trott to Hussey, 1 run, quality start from Trott, he's done this slow-medium very well this tour, and it's carefully defended

30.2

Trott to Voges, FOUR, wow, good timing here, Trott gets his line wrong and it's flicked through midwicket for four

30.3

Trott to Voges, 1 run, this is worked to midwicket again but this time just for one

30.4

Trott to Hussey, 4 leg byes, Trott gets his line wrong again, and it's far too full for Davies to get hold of, flicked off the pad down to the fine leg rope

30.5

Trott to Hussey, 1 run, this time the line is better and it's pushed down the ground

30.6

Trott to Voges, 1 run, full and straight again and pushed down the ground for a jogged single

High time for a drink. Let's hope it's a stiff one.

End of over 31 (12 runs) Australia 145/4 (RR: 4.67)
AC Voges    18* (18b 2x4)      IJL Trott    1-0-8-0
DJ Hussey    37* (33b 3x4 1x6)      MH Yardy    6-0-32-2

31.1

Yardy to Voges, 2 runs, this skews off an inside edge into the midwicket region

31.2

Yardy to Voges, no run, worked again into the leg side but no run

31.3

Yardy to Voges, 2 runs, good running earns this guide past over for two

31.4

Yardy to Voges, 1 run, shortish and it's hit to midwicket

31.5

Yardy to Hussey, no run, careful defence off the front foot

31.6

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, pushed straight to cover for a rapid single to bring up the 150

End of over 32 (6 runs) Australia 151/4 (RR: 4.71)
DJ Hussey    38* (35b 3x4 1x6)      MH Yardy    7-0-38-2
AC Voges    23* (22b 2x4)      IJL Trott    1-0-8-0

The Trott experiment failed so back to Luke Wright.

32.1

Wright to Hussey, 1 run, full and on the legs, turned around the corner

Strauss is having a long chat with umpire Rauf over the state of the ball. Not sure why as yet.

32.2

Wright to Voges, 1 wide, this is shortish and shoved down the leg side

32.2

Wright to Voges, 1 run, good, bustling back-of-a-length delivery is dropped into the off side for a sharp single

32.3

Wright to Hussey, no run, slower ball finds the inside edge of a flowing drive and it runs out to midwicket

32.4

Wright to Hussey, no run, another slower ball is driven to mid-off

32.5

Wright to Hussey, FOUR, french-cut gets the boundary! Nips back, flicks an inside edge that runs past the stumps and past the diving Davies

32.6

Wright to Hussey, 1 run, pushed to cover for a quick single to finish the over

End of over 33 (8 runs) Australia 159/4 (RR: 4.81)
DJ Hussey    44* (40b 4x4 1x6)      LJ Wright    5-0-26-0
AC Voges    24* (23b 2x4)      MH Yardy    7-0-38-2

33.1

Yardy to Hussey, FOUR, Yardy finds a good line but some wonderful timing from a forward-push sees the ball racing to the cover boundary. This partnership has been superb

33.2

Yardy to Hussey, no run, defended back to the bowler

33.3

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, again it's pushed back at the bowler but a diving Yardy can't cut off the single

33.4

Yardy to Voges, no run, touch of inside edge trickles back to the bowler

33.5

Yardy to Voges, 1 run, worked off the pads to midwicket

33.6

Yardy to Hussey, 1 run, defended off the front foot, with an inside edge, runs to midwicket to bring up a superb 50

Time for a change here, Brydon to take this innings home.

End of over 34 (7 runs) Australia 166/4 (RR: 4.88)
DJ Hussey    50* (44b 5x4 1x6)      MH Yardy    8-0-45-2
AC Voges    25* (25b 2x4)      LJ Wright    5-0-26-0

Thanks Sahil. And the ball has changed as well, the mandatory change of ball. And what a useful partnership this has been, and from a couple of guys who a month ago you wouldn't have expected would be playing in this series.

34.1

Wright to Hussey, 1 run, flicked away through square leg

34.2

Wright to Voges, no run, nudged away defensively by Voges

34.3

Wright to Voges, 2 runs, lofted over midwicket now and it's just lobbed short of the man in the deep, a chip shot really

34.4

Wright to Voges, 3 runs, lovely cut shot as Wright gives Voges some width, and Yardy running around from third man stops this with his foot - he's obviously not keen on the dive! Good way to break an ankle, though, if you get it wrong

34.5

Wright to Hussey, 1 run, again too short from Wright, and Hussey pulls to deep midwicket on the bounce

34.6

Wright to Voges, 2 runs, good stuff from Hussey and Voges here, another quick single pushed to cover - and in fact, that has become two, as England get a bit sloppy and allow an overthrow

End of over 35 (9 runs) Australia 175/4 (RR: 5.00)
AC Voges    32* (29b 2x4)      LJ Wright    6-0-35-0
DJ Hussey    52* (46b 5x4 1x6)      MH Yardy    8-0-45-2

Here's Steve Finn, who has bowled pretty well today. He's one of six men across both teams today who are not going to the World Cup.

35.1

Finn to Hussey, no run, clipped away to leg and can't find a run

35.2

Finn to Hussey, 1 run, cut down into the ground and it runs away past Davies to third man, but is cut off and they can only manage a single

35.3

Finn to Voges, FOUR, beautiful cut by Voges! He's waited, cut late and timed it so well that third man can't save it with a sprawling dive to his right, that's a really great stroke

35.4

Finn to Voges, 1 run, banged in at the hips now and Voges tucks a run through square leg

35.5

Finn to Hussey, 1 run, tickled down towards fine leg now for another run

35.6

Finn to Voges, 1 run, turned off his pads through square leg again

The impressive thing about this stand has been the run-rate - there have been so few dot balls. Voges and Hussey are both such good judges of a run, and they're keeping busy out there.

End of over 36 (8 runs) Australia 183/4 (RR: 5.08)
AC Voges    38* (32b 3x4)      ST Finn    7-1-26-0
DJ Hussey    54* (49b 5x4 1x6)      LJ Wright    6-0-35-0

36.1

Wright to Voges, 1 run, Wright strays on to the pads too much, and Voges flicks a single down to fine leg

36.2

Wright to Hussey, no run, a touch slower from Wright and Hussey can't get it away, a stifled shout as this hits the pads but it was way outside leg

36.3

Wright to Hussey, 1 run, Wright is down leg once more, and Hussey once again tucks a single to fine leg - the scoreboard keeps ticking over

36.4

Wright to Voges, 1 run, too straight - Wright needs to get across just a tad outside off - and Voges clips another one through square leg

36.5

Wright to Hussey, no run, better line this time and Hussey defends to the off side

36.6

Wright to Hussey, 2 runs, Hussey goes for the cut now and gets it through point, and that's superb running as they sprint back for two, Hussey narrowly beating a slightly wide throw from Plunkett that is collected by Davies. A better throw and it would have been tight.

"Take the batting powerplay with two well set batsmen, the reconditioned ball, quick bowlers and plenty of wickets in hand," implores Rob.

End of over 37 (5 runs) Australia 188/4 (RR: 5.08)
DJ Hussey    57* (53b 5x4 1x6)      LJ Wright    7-0-40-0
AC Voges    40* (34b 3x4)      ST Finn    7-1-26-0

Well, they're not taking notice of you just yet, Rob.

37.1

Finn to Voges, no run, Voges clunks a drive into the ground and back to Finn

37.2

Finn to Voges, FOUR, brilliant late cut! Voges played that same shot in the last over for the same result - this one was even crisper, sailing along the turf and beating third man comfortably.

37.3

Finn to Voges, no run, straighter line from Finn now and Voges nudges to off, thinks of a quick single, and decides against it

37.4

Finn to Voges, 1 run, Finn goes a little too straight now and Voges tickles a single down to fine leg

37.5

Finn to Hussey, no run, defended back down the pitch

37.6

Finn to Hussey, 1 wide, wrong line and this is called a wide as Hussey doesn't get anything on an attempted glance

37.6

Finn to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey guides this one wide of the diving gully, shouts "Nooooo!" and then realises it's beaten the fielder, and takes a single

End of over 38 (7 runs) Australia 195/4 (RR: 5.13)
DJ Hussey    58* (55b 5x4 1x6)      ST Finn    8-1-33-0
AC Voges    45* (38b 4x4)      LJ Wright    7-0-40-0

38.1

Wright to Hussey, no run, half a shout for lbw as Hussey plays across the line, trying to work it to leg and the ball lobs off his pad to the off side. Wright didn't go through with the appeal, and that was sliding down leg

38.2

Wright to Hussey, no run, Hussey meets this with the full face of the bat, trying for a punchy drive past the bowler but Wright hurls himself to his left to save the run

38.3

Wright to Hussey, 1 run, another whippy clip through midwicket, which is a shot Hussey plays a lot. It's not graceful, but it's effective

38.4

Wright to Voges, no run, pushed away to cover and Voges can't get a run

38.5

Wright to Voges, 1 run, straight ball from Wright and Voges turns it off his hips through square leg

38.6

Wright to Hussey, 1 run, really good, quick running as Hussey nudges to short midwicket and takes off - they picked their fieldsman there, as it was Matt Prior

"DON'T take the powerplay just yet, they are batting so well, and the powerplay might just ruin it like it has done so many times before..." says Rajagopal.

End of over 39 (3 runs) Australia 198/4 (RR: 5.07)
DJ Hussey    60* (59b 5x4 1x6)      LJ Wright    8-0-43-0
AC Voges    46* (40b 4x4)      ST Finn    8-1-33-0

Finn is having a rest, and Liam Plunkett returns.

39.1

Plunkett to Hussey, OUT, Plunkett strikes! Hussey tries to turn this one to leg but it's bounced a touch more than he expected and lobbed off the shoulder of the bat towards point, where Bell takes a smart catch diving forward

DJ Hussey c Bell b Plunkett 60 (76m 60b 5x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

The end of a very impressive innings from Hussey, but he'll be disappointed not to go on and turn that into a century. Here's Mitchell Johnson at No. 7.

39.2

Plunkett to Johnson, no run, pushed away to point and Johnson can't find a gap

39.3

Plunkett to Johnson, no run, defended back down the pitch by Johnson

39.4

Plunkett to Johnson, 1 run, he's off the mark now with a flick to midwicket and Prior's throw misses at the striker's end, where Voges was diving and had made his ground in any case

39.5

Plunkett to Voges, 1 run, good sharp running again, Voges pushes forward of point and this throw from Bell does hit the stumps at the non-striker's end but the fast Voges makes it home

39.6

Plunkett to Johnson, 2 runs, well played by Johnson, turns this through midwicket gently to pick up a couple more runs

End of over 40 (4 runs) Australia 202/5 (RR: 5.05)
MG Johnson    3* (4b)      LE Plunkett    9-0-45-2
AC Voges    47* (41b 4x4)      LJ Wright    8-0-43-0

40.1

Wright to Voges, no run, fullish and straight from Wright, and the drive from Voges finds mid-on

40.2

Wright to Voges, no run, flicked to mid-on and can't find a run

40.3

Wright to Voges, 2 runs, this time Voges does find a gap, flicking it through midwicket

40.4

Wright to Voges, 1 run, Voges tickles this one behind square leg and there are big cheers from his home crowd at the WACA as he brings up his fifty

That's an important innings, not just for this match, but for Voges' career. He's been given quite a few chances in internationals but until today his only half-century had come against Scotland.

40.5

Wright to Johnson, no run, defended away safely

40.6

Wright to Johnson, 1 run, punched through cover for a comfortable single

End of over 41 (4 runs) Australia 206/5 (RR: 5.02)
MG Johnson    4* (6b)      LJ Wright    9-0-47-0
AC Voges    50* (45b 4x4)      LE Plunkett    9-0-45-2

41.1

Plunkett to Johnson, 1 run, flicked off the hips of Johnson, who will get his eye in for a couple of overs before they think about the Powerplay

41.2

Plunkett to Voges, no run, Voges defends this with a straight bat

41.3

Plunkett to Voges, 2 runs, a little too short from Plunkett and Voges is quickly on to this pull, along the ground to deep midwicket for two more

41.4

Plunkett to Voges, no run, guides this cut to gully and can't beat Bell

41.5

Plunkett to Voges, no run, good line from Plunkett, giving Voges no width, and it's defended

41.6

Plunkett to Voges, 1 run, again Voges gets the late cut away but third man is wider now to cut off those boundaries

End of over 42 (4 runs) Australia 210/5 (RR: 5.00)
AC Voges    53* (50b 4x4)      LE Plunkett    10-0-49-2
MG Johnson    5* (7b)      LJ Wright    9-0-47-0

So, Plunkett has picked up 2 for 49 from his ten overs, having only just flown in from St Kitts. A fine effort. Here's Anderson.

42.1

Anderson to Voges, 1 run, a slowish ball to start with and Voges pushes it gently through midwicket

42.2

Anderson to Johnson, no run, dropped! A tough chance. Well, probably more than tough, but Anderson diving to his left got his hand to this return chance, and he's such a good catcher you'd almost have backed him. It was the slower ball and Johnson could only push it back, uppishly

42.3

Anderson to Johnson, no run, pushed away to the off side now, uppishly, but cover does the fielding

42.4

Anderson to Johnson, 2 runs, clipped off the pads to fine leg and brilliant fielding from Yardy, who wasn't even in the frame, but somehow reached the ball and stopped it with his left hand

42.5

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, Johnson gets a single through the off side now

42.6

Anderson to Voges, 1 run, Voges pulls a shorter ball over midwicket, it's collected on the bounce in the deep

End of over 43 (5 runs) Australia 215/5 (RR: 5.00)
AC Voges    55* (52b 4x4)      JM Anderson    7-1-23-1
MG Johnson    8* (11b)      LE Plunkett    10-0-49-2

Yardy comes back on now, fresh from that piece of unexpectedly agile fielding.

43.1

Yardy to Voges, no run, curving in to Voges, who pushes it back to Yardy

43.2

Yardy to Voges, 1 run, Voges backs off a touch and cuts hard through point

43.3

Yardy to Johnson, no run, quicker to Johnson, as you'd expect, and he just pulls to short midwicket

43.4

Yardy to Johnson, 2 runs, turned off the pads through midwicket, so softly that they pick up two to the man in the deep

43.5

Yardy to Johnson, 1 run, darted in at the pads of Johnson, who works a single to deep backward square

43.6

Yardy to Voges, no run, Voges cuts but can't beat short third man, that's a good over from Yardy

End of over 44 (4 runs) Australia 219/5 (RR: 4.97)
AC Voges    56* (55b 4x4)      MH Yardy    9-0-49-2
MG Johnson    11* (14b)      JM Anderson    7-1-23-1

Australia are taking the Batting Powerplay now. And with Voges and Johnson at the crease, there should be runs on offer. But the Powerplay so often brings a wicket. What can Anderson do, with three men in the deep on the leg side?

44.1

Anderson to Johnson, no run, good ball! Beats the bat outside off, as this one bounces sharply and nips away

44.2

Anderson to Johnson, FOUR, well now! Three men on the leg-side boundary, and yet Johnson has still found a gap there! He's flicked it off his hips with a sort of fine pull, and there's nobody there at deep backward square

44.3

Anderson to Johnson, 1 run, pushed away to cover for a quick single

44.4

Anderson to Voges, 1 run, tip and run now as Voges nudges it to the leg side, and Anderson runs across towards midwicket to do his own fielding

44.5

Anderson to Johnson, 2 runs, a bit of swing as Anderson goes fullish, and Johnson clips it along the ground through midwicket and it's sharp running to get back for two

44.6

Anderson to Johnson, 1 leg bye, on the pads again and Johnson can't get bat on ball, this one runs off his pads to the off side for a leg bye

End of over 45 (9 runs) Australia 228/5 (RR: 5.06)
MG Johnson    18* (19b 1x4)      JM Anderson    8-1-31-1
AC Voges    57* (56b 4x4)      MH Yardy    9-0-49-2

Yardy will bowl in the Powerplay. And with Johnson facing, this could be interesting. Yardy comes around the wicket.

45.1

Yardy to Johnson, 1 run, the angle makes it hard for Johnson to swing to leg, so he punches a single down towards long-off

45.2

Yardy to Voges, 1 wide, Voges takes up a stance well outside leg, and then moves inside it - Yardy spears it down leg and Voges draws the wide

45.2

Yardy to Voges, 1 run, driven down to long-on for another single

45.3

Yardy to Johnson, 1 wide, bad ball, way down leg, though Davies does well to make the take unsighted

45.3

Yardy to Johnson, FOUR, Johnson can't hold it in any more, he's lifted Yardy over the leg side and it's one bounce over the rope at wide midwicket

45.4

Yardy to Johnson, 1 run, Johnson is rooted to the crease this time, and he punches it through the leg side as Yardy fires it in much faster

45.5

Yardy to Voges, no run, Voges backs off and tries to cut, he just can't connect to a ball that misses leg stump

45.6

Yardy to Voges, 1 run, clips it away through square leg

End of over 46 (10 runs) Australia 238/5 (RR: 5.17)
AC Voges    59* (59b 4x4)      MH Yardy    10-0-59-2
MG Johnson    24* (22b 2x4)      JM Anderson    8-1-31-1

46.1

Anderson to Voges, 2 runs, Voges works it along the ground through midwicket and again it's good running to collect two more

46.2

Anderson to Voges, 1 run, fullish and straight, and Voges punches a drive to mid-off

46.3

Anderson to Johnson, 2 runs, high, high, higgggh chance from Johnson! And Finn has missed it! Johnson has tried to whack Anderson over midwicket a big leading edge flies a long way up and Finn at short third man runs back, swirls around and totally misjudges it, not an easy one at all

46.4

Anderson to Johnson, no run, driven clunkily back to Anderson

46.5

Anderson to Johnson, OUT, Prior has taken a stunner in the deep! Oh, he can catch it without gloves after all! Johnson swung from the hips, trying to clear the boundary at midwicket, and Prior was about 10 metres inside, then backed back and leapt high to take the catch above his head - terrific catch.

MG Johnson c Prior b Anderson 26 (31m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 104.00

Here's Hastings, but the batsmen crossed so Voges is facing.

46.6

Anderson to Voges, 2 runs, pulled through midwicket for a couple

Interesting news on John Hastings. He dislocated a finger during the warm-up before play today - after the toss, and the Australians were considering whether to rush Lee back in instead of him. But the medical staff managed to get the finger back into place, and Hastings kept his spot.

End of over 47 (7 runs) Australia 245/6 (RR: 5.21)
AC Voges    64* (62b 4x4)      JM Anderson    9-1-38-2
JW Hastings    0* (0b)      MH Yardy    10-0-59-2

Finn comes on now.

47.1

Finn to Hastings, 1 wide, Hastings walks across towards leg and this one sails down the leg side - wide is called

47.1

Finn to Hastings, 1 run, good bouncer - well-directed, and Hastings can only fend this away for a run

47.2

Finn to Voges, 1 wide, once again Finn is tricked by the wandering of Voges, who backs off, then walks across outside leg and tries to hook a ball that Finn speared down leg. Wide called.

47.2

Finn to Voges, 2 runs, slower ball from Finn, who decides just to bowl straight, and Voges cuts hard for two runs as Bell at point knocks it down without taking it cleanly

47.3

Finn to Voges, 1 run, Voges backs away a little and punches it back past Finn for a single

47.4

Finn to Hastings, FOUR, a valuable boundary now as Finn goes down leg once more, and Hastings glances it fine enough to beat the man at fine leg, who makes a desperate but unsuccessful slide

47.5

Finn to Hastings, 1 run, slower ball from Finn, and Hastings nudges a single to the leg side

47.6

Finn to Voges, 1 run, punched down the ground for a single to long-off

End of over 48 (12 runs) Australia 257/6 (RR: 5.35)
AC Voges    68* (65b 4x4)      ST Finn    9-1-45-0
JW Hastings    6* (3b 1x4)      JM Anderson    9-1-38-2

48.1

Anderson to Voges, 2 runs, clipped high over midwicket now, more like a chip shot as it lands short of the man in the deep

48.2

Anderson to Voges, 2 runs, driven uppishly towards long-on now and and lands safely again, they hare back for a couple more

48.3

Anderson to Voges, 1 wide, another England wide, slipped down the leg side

48.3

Anderson to Voges, 1 run, a touch leg-sided again and swung to fine leg

48.4

Anderson to Hastings, OUT, Hastings backed away without looking too sure of what he was doing, Anderson banged it in a touch shorter and a thickish top edge looped out to cover

JW Hastings c Wright b Anderson 6 (10m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

48.5

Anderson to Voges, 2 runs, slower bouncer is wheeled away to deep midwicket and then there is sudden alarm as the batsmen come back for two, not sure how they made it but in the end it was clearly home

48.6

Anderson to Voges, 2 runs, Voges backs away and Anderson lands another slow bouncer that is swatted in front of midwicket to end, finally, Anderson's bowling in Australia. He's had an incredible tour

End of over 49 (10 runs) Australia 267/7 (RR: 5.44)
AC Voges    77* (70b 4x4)      JM Anderson    10-1-48-3
JJ Krejza    0* (0b)      ST Finn    9-1-45-0

49.1

Finn to Krejza, 1 wide, Finn starts the final over by shoving it down the leg side for another wide

49.1

Finn to Krejza, 2 wides, how long will this over last!? Banged in short and it sails over the batsman, Davies just about gets a hand on it so they run byes as well

49.1

Finn to Voges, 2 runs, slower ball but crucially it's straight, bunted to mid-on and some very swift running turns one into two

49.2

Finn to Voges, 1 run, slower ball dragged from outside off stump into the leg side but just for a single this time

49.3

Finn to Krejza, no run, Krejza misses a slower ball and cries "aarrgh"

49.4

Finn to Krejza, 2 runs, another slower ball but this time Krejza got all of it and it's crunched to deep point

49.5

Finn to Krejza, 2 runs, big mow from a length ball skews off the inside edge into the midwicket region

49.6

Finn to Krejza, 2 runs, the final ball is sliced over the infield down to deep long-off, Voges finishes unbeaten on 80

Very good recovery from Australia puts them in charge. England were impressive at times and tawdry at others. 19 wides tells you all you need to know, Australia have probably 19 too many. Andrew McGlashan will have a bulletin ready shortly and we'll be back in about 30mins. In the meantime check out our YouTube channel.

End of over 50 (12 runs) Australia 279/7
JJ Krejza    6* (4b)      ST Finn    10-1-57-0
AC Voges    80* (72b 4x4)      JM Anderson    10-1-48-3
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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Australia won the match by 57 runs to finish resounding 6-1 series winners, Australia v England, 7th ODI, Perth, February 6 2011

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