England in Australia ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Australia v England

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)

The players are on their way...the Australians followed by Alastair Cook and Ian Bell. James Faulkner has the new ball.

2.15pm England know they can make 300 and they will have to do it all over again today. Not sure the top order will play any differently, leaving the onslaught to the likes of Morgan and Buttler. Will be good to see James Pattinson back in action

2.00pm Kirk: "Think Australia missed a trick, would have liked to see Smith in for Bailey and Christian in for Coulter Nile. Haven't seen to much from Coulter Nile yet that suggests he is in it for the long haul. Seems like we are hedging bets with another all rounder."

JV: "Strange from England also. Replace your no 3 and a bowler with two bowlers? Broad's one day batting record is woeful and Tredwell's not much better" Think Root pretty much had to be dropped. An extra main bowling option probably not a bad idea.

1.50pm England have won the toss and will bat...three in a row for Cook. "The other night was tough," he says, "but we have to put that behind us."

James Tredwell and Stuart Broad come into the team at the expense of Joe Root and Boyd Rankin.

"Think this wicket will be nice for the whole 100 overs," Clarke says. Australia have made three changes: Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay and George Bailey are out, replaced by James Pattinson, Xavier Doherty and Dan Christian. That's interesting from Australia. No Mitchell. Bailey is injured.

Ian Healy, on Channel Nine, has said that Ravi Bopara told him England will have a "surprise" at No. 3.

1.45pm Suspect there could be a few team changes today. Both sides have injury concerns in their camps. Steve Smith has been added to Australia's squad as cover for George Bailey.

Dan Brettig and Vithushan Ehantharajah are our men at the ground today and Vish sent this preview.

1.30pm Hello everyone and welcome to coverage of the third ODI from the SCG. It will be a test of stamina for both sides, less than 48 hours after the conclusion of an intense match at the Gabba. And what an extraordinary finish that was thanks to James Faulkner. It will take a massive effort from England to pick themselves up off the floor after that. We'll bring you toss and team news shortly.

0.1

Faulkner to Cook, no run, full outside off, Cook comes forward and defends to cover

0.2

Faulkner to Cook, no run, touch shorter this time, played off the back foot this time to the off side

0.3

Faulkner to Cook, 1 run, goes fuller, brings Cook into a drive which squirts off a thick outside edge but safely down to third man

0.4

Faulkner to Bell, no run, full at off stump, pushed back to the bowler

0.5

Faulkner to Bell, no run, gets across his stumps and defends towards midwicket

0.6

Faulkner to Bell, no run, on middle and leg, worked into the on side towards midwicket...steady opening over from Faulkner

End of over 1 (1 run) England 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
IR Bell    0* (3b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-1-0
AN Cook    1* (3b)     

James Pattinson, on his return to Australian colours, takes the other new ball. Two slips in place...

1.1

Pattinson to Cook, no run, good start, full at off stump, 139kph, defended square to point

1.2

Pattinson to Cook, 2 runs, hint of swing, but it started too straight and it's neatly flicked through midwicket...deep square gets around

1.3

Pattinson to Cook, no run, left alone outside off, 140kph

1.4

Pattinson to Cook, no run, on a length outside off, Cook hangs back and defends to cover

1.5

Pattinson to Cook, 1 run, shorter delivery, on leg stump, pitch appears a touch slow and Cook has plenty of time to ride this into the leg side

1.6

Pattinson to Bell, no run, nice delivery, back of a length outside off and it comes into Bell, in the air then off the seam, as he shoulders arms

End of over 2 (3 runs) England 4/0 (RR: 2.00)
IR Bell    0* (4b)      JL Pattinson    1-0-3-0
AN Cook    4* (8b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-1-0

2.1

Faulkner to Cook, no run, gets forward outside off stump, defended to cover

2.2

Faulkner to Cook, FOUR, superb stroke by Cook, manufactures an on-drive as he fetches this from outside off and drills it firmly straight of mid-on a lot of bottom hand

2.3

Faulkner to Cook, no run, pulls the length back a little and it's play to cover with another positive stride

Slip and a short point now

2.4

Faulkner to Cook, no run, excellent delivery, beats Cook with a shorter delivery outside off and the batsman was walking into his shot

2.5

Faulkner to Cook, 1 run, cuts to backward point who doesn't stop it cleanly so allows a single

2.6

Faulkner to Bell, FOUR, now Bell gets one through the infield, full on middle and off and whipped strongly wide of mid-on over what is a pretty quick outfield

End of over 3 (9 runs) England 13/0 (RR: 4.33)
IR Bell    4* (5b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-10-0
AN Cook    9* (13b 1x4)      JL Pattinson    1-0-3-0

3.1

Pattinson to Cook, FOUR, more intent from Cook, some width offered and drives up and over cover...intentionally in the air

3.2

Pattinson to Cook, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries, driven strongly square of the wicket this time as Pattinson again offers up a fraction of width

3.3

Pattinson to Cook, no run, a little tighter to off stump, Cook leaves this one alone

3.4

Pattinson to Cook, no run, short of a length, Cook goes back and defends towards the bowler

3.5

Pattinson to Cook, 1 run, worked nicely off the pads, short of a length again and placed through midwicket

3.6

Pattinson to Bell, no run, full outside off, adjusts well to the right hander, defended to point

End of over 4 (9 runs) England 22/0 (RR: 5.50)
IR Bell    4* (6b 1x4)      JL Pattinson    2-0-12-0
AN Cook    18* (18b 3x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-10-0

Early change of bowling as Coulter-Nile replaces Faulkner

4.1

Coulter-Nile to Cook, no run, short of a length on off stump, defended square of the wicket

One slip and a short point

4.2

Coulter-Nile to Cook, no run, defended from the back foot towards cover

4.3

Coulter-Nile to Cook, SIX, dropped in short and Cook responds with a thumping pull shot, in front of square and it clears the deep square-leg boundary...positive signs from the England captain

4.4

Coulter-Nile to Cook, no run, back of a length, 140kph, on off stump and this time it's defence from Cook

4.5

Coulter-Nile to Cook, no run, fuller on middle and off, punched firmly towards mid-on

4.6

Coulter-Nile to Cook, 2 runs, short on leg stump, another nice piece of timing as he flicks it behind square off his pads but Pattinson gets around and slides to cut off the boundary

End of over 5 (8 runs) England 30/0 (RR: 6.00)
AN Cook    26* (24b 3x4 1x6)      NM Coulter-Nile    1-0-8-0
IR Bell    4* (6b 1x4)      JL Pattinson    2-0-12-0

5.1

Pattinson to Bell, no run, aggression now from Bell, hammers a length ball towards cover on the up but straight to the fielder

5.2

Pattinson to Bell, FOUR, another boundary, not quite so convincing this time as Bell advances down the pitch then flicks it just out of reach of Coulter-Nile at short fine leg

5.3

Pattinson to Bell, FOUR, big top edge! Runs flowing. Banged in short, Bell went for the pull and it flies straight back over the keep and slips

5.4

Pattinson to Bell, no run, back of a full length outside off, defended firmly to cover

5.5

Pattinson to Bell, no run, back of a length, cramping Bell for room a little so he just defends

5.6

Pattinson to Bell, no run, short of a length, Bell tries to force it through the off side off the back foot but mistimes it back to the bowler

End of over 6 (8 runs) England 38/0 (RR: 6.33)
IR Bell    12* (12b 3x4)      JL Pattinson    3-0-20-0
AN Cook    26* (24b 3x4 1x6)      NM Coulter-Nile    1-0-8-0

6.1

Coulter-Nile to Cook, no run, pushed across outside off, left alone

David: "Aussies clearly not taking this match seriously. A third string bowling attack. Thought this rotation garbage was finished??"

6.2

Coulter-Nile to Cook, no run, fuller at off stump, Cook onto the front foot and drives to mid-off

6.3

Coulter-Nile to Cook, no run, flicks this from a full length at middle stump towards mid-on

6.4

Coulter-Nile to Cook, 1 run, gets a cut shot away again but it goes straight to third man

6.5

Coulter-Nile to Bell, no run, extra effort in that delivery, 142kph, and it beats Bell over the top edge as he tries to upper cut it over the slips

No slips now...short midwicket and short cover

6.6

Coulter-Nile to Bell, 2 runs, and this goes through the vacant slip cordon, although was fairly controlled by Bell as he came down the pitch then opened the face towards third man

End of over 7 (3 runs) England 41/0 (RR: 5.85)
IR Bell    14* (14b 3x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    2-0-11-0
AN Cook    27* (28b 3x4 1x6)      JL Pattinson    3-0-20-0

Xavier Doherty into the attack. Some early spin.

Spencer: "Surely Harris & Siddle are way better in any form of cricket than Coulter-Nile & Pattinson. OR are we prepared to give England a game or two at this stage…?" Neither play ODI cricket. In this case, an eye on South Africa

7.1

Doherty to Cook, no run, starts round the wicket to Cook who defends

7.2

Doherty to Cook, FOUR, beautifully played by Cook, he chips down the pitch then flicks this in the air over midwicket and it's placed wide of the sweeper

7.3

Doherty to Cook, FOUR, now he pulls a short ball through the same area, Cook quick to spot the error in length and latched on

Pressure on Doherty straight away

7.4

Doherty to Cook, no run, and what a comeback! Or is it? Given lbw as it beats Cook on the back foot. He's called for a review. Has it pitched outside leg? There's no edge for sure. It's pitched on but missing on height. Cook survives.

7.5

Doherty to Cook, no run, fuller on off stump, forward and defends

7.6

Doherty to Cook, no run, now he's beaten by one that skids across outside off stump, he was trying to guide it through short third man

End of over 8 (8 runs) England 49/0 (RR: 6.12)
AN Cook    35* (34b 5x4 1x6)      XJ Doherty    1-0-8-0
IR Bell    14* (14b 3x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    2-0-11-0

8.1

Coulter-Nile to Bell, no run, dropped at short point by Finch. It was hammered off the back foot by Bell, it was a good height but was certainly going at a rate of knots

8.2

Coulter-Nile to Bell, 1 run, angled down to third man to bring up England's fifty

8.3

Coulter-Nile to Cook, no run, defended to cover

8.4

Coulter-Nile to Cook, OUT, gone this time! Just went it appeared things had turned for Cook he drives off the back foot to a short of a length delivery and Maxwell dives to his right at cover to hold a good catch. He was right to attack that delivery, just didn't get over he top of the shot.

AN Cook c Maxwell b Coulter-Nile 35 (35m 36b 5x4 1x6) SR: 97.22

Ben Stokes is the man at No. 3. New tactics from England

8.5

Coulter-Nile to Stokes, no run, short ball straight over off stump, he sways out of the line

8.6

Coulter-Nile to Stokes, no run, full on off stump, gets forward and defends to cover

End of over 9 (1 run) England 50/1 (RR: 5.55)
BA Stokes    0* (2b)      NM Coulter-Nile    3-0-12-1
IR Bell    15* (16b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    1-0-8-0

James Pattinson back into the attack

9.1

Pattinson to Bell, no run, on off stump, defended towards mid-off

9.2

Pattinson to Bell, no run, tries to work this into space on the off side but picks out cover

9.3

Pattinson to Bell, no run, short of a length, driven firmly off the back foot to point

Art: "Another weak, soft dismissal for the most arrogant, inflexible, talentless and over-rated captain in the history of cricket." Well, that's not pulling any punches.

9.4

Pattinson to Bell, no run, gets cramped for room, it was a slightly slower delivery and appeared to grip in the pitch, Bell was early on his shot and it takes an inside edge to the leg side

9.5

Pattinson to Bell, 3 runs, this time he gets it over the off stump, advances down on the line of leg stump and slices it over point although the timing was quite there

9.6

Pattinson to Stokes, no run, full outside off, left alone

End of over 10 (3 runs) England 53/1 (RR: 5.30)
BA Stokes    0* (3b)      JL Pattinson    4-0-23-0
IR Bell    18* (21b 3x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    3-0-12-1

Change of ends for Doherty. Plenty being done by Michael Clarke

10.1

Doherty to Bell, 1 run, on leg stump, flicked just wide of short fine leg and Stokes hustles through for a sharp single

10.2

Doherty to Stokes, no run, round the wicket, outside off, defended to point

10.3

Doherty to Stokes, no run, tucked off middle stump to midwicket

10.4

Doherty to Stokes, 1 run, dragged down a little short, Stokes goes onto the back foot and pulls through midwicket

10.5

Doherty to Bell, no run, uses his feet but ends up yorking himself and just bunts the ball towards mid-on

Bell needs to change his bat after that came right off the toe. Not quite as dramatic as when Michael Carberry's bat broke in half on this ground. The new willow is in hand

10.6

Doherty to Bell, no run, pushed firmly back to the bowler

End of over 11 (2 runs) England 55/1 (RR: 5.00)
IR Bell    19* (24b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    2-0-10-0
BA Stokes    1* (6b)      JL Pattinson    4-0-23-0

Another change. I'm losing count. Here's Maxwell.

11.1

Maxwell to Stokes, 1 run, round the wicket, full at the stumps, worked down the ground to long-on

Four men on the boundary now...remember to keep count, Michael

11.2

Maxwell to Bell, 1 run, a touch short and pull into midwicket, again not quite timed

11.3

Maxwell to Stokes, 1 run, comes forward, opens the face and placed through point

11.4

Maxwell to Bell, FOUR, Bell does a Maxwell to Maxwell...brings out the reverse sweep, there's a fair bit of top edge involved but it loops well over short third man

Bell switched feet to be a left hander. And I probably did Bell a disservice, he connected pretty well with that

11.5

Maxwell to Bell, 1 run, fuller at middle, driven down to long-on

11.6

Maxwell to Stokes, 1 run, flicked into midwicket

End of over 12 (9 runs) England 64/1 (RR: 5.33)
BA Stokes    4* (9b)      GJ Maxwell    1-0-9-0
IR Bell    25* (27b 4x4)      XJ Doherty    2-0-10-0

12.1

Doherty to Stokes, no run, worked from off stump to midwicket

12.2

Doherty to Stokes, 1 run, stretches forward and places it down to long-on

Dale: "How is cook arrogant? I'm an aussie and hate England but I've always seen cook as a gentlemen. Poor captain, yes, arrogant absolutely not."

12.3

Doherty to Bell, no run, delicate this time from Bell, brings out the reverse paddle but picks out short third man

12.4

Doherty to Bell, no run, angled in towards middle and leg, flicked to midwicket

12.5

Doherty to Bell, no run, driven into the off side

12.6

Doherty to Bell, 1 run, placed nicely off the back foot through the off side, he wanted two quite early on but Stokes sent him back

End of over 13 (2 runs) England 66/1 (RR: 5.07)
IR Bell    26* (31b 4x4)      XJ Doherty    3-0-12-0
BA Stokes    5* (11b)      GJ Maxwell    1-0-9-0

13.1

Maxwell to Bell, no run, round the wicket, tickled to short fine leg

13.2

Maxwell to Bell, 1 run, uses his feet this time and pushed down to long-on

13.3

Maxwell to Stokes, no run, gets an inside edge into his pads as he plays forward

13.4

Maxwell to Stokes, 1 run, a fraction shorter and played off the back foot down the ground

13.5

Maxwell to Bell, 1 run, plays the slog sweep, the shot he got out to in Melbourne, has to reach for it a fair bit as it's on off stump but connects well to deep square

13.6

Maxwell to Stokes, no run, drifts into Stokes, strangled appeal for lbw but wasn't particularly close

End of over 14 (3 runs) England 69/1 (RR: 4.92)
BA Stokes    6* (14b)      GJ Maxwell    2-0-12-0
IR Bell    28* (34b 4x4)      XJ Doherty    3-0-12-0

14.1

Doherty to Bell, 1 run, OUT, direct hit! Warner has pulled off a stunning run out. England continue to create their own problems. It was played square through the off side, Bell didn't really hesitate on coming for the second but Warner just swooped too quickly. He had one stump to aim at from side on and was deadly accurate from about half way to the boundary. Bell well short. Brilliant fielding

IR Bell run out 29 (56m 35b 4x4 0x6) SR: 82.85

14.2

Doherty to Ballance, no run, round the wicket, works his first ball from outside off to short fine leg

14.3

Doherty to Ballance, no run, defended to the off side

14.4

Doherty to Ballance, 1 run, off the mark with a scampered single to mid-on who is now inside the circle

14.5

Doherty to Stokes, no run, flicked along the ground to midwicket

Mike Young, the fielding coach, has made his way around the boundary to high-five Warner

14.6

Doherty to Stokes, no run, played into the off side

End of over 15 (2 runs) England 71/2 (RR: 4.73)
BA Stokes    6* (16b)      XJ Doherty    4-0-14-0
GS Ballance    1* (3b)      GJ Maxwell    2-0-12-0

Sam: "Hitting the stumps side on from 50 metres away is a perfect illustration of the luck Australia have had all summer. Sure they have been better than England, but a lot of luck has fallen at there feet. Their luck will run out against South Africa and they will fall back to earth." Luck? Watch these guys train. They spend hours working to pull off those key moments.

15.1

Maxwell to Ballance, 1 run, drifts onto leg stump, tucked out to deep square

15.2

Maxwell to Stokes, 1 run, shorter on leg stump, worked off the pads through the leg side

15.3

Maxwell to Ballance, 1 run, flicked out to deep square-leg

15.4

Maxwell to Stokes, no run, fuller at off stump, defended into the off side

15.5

Maxwell to Stokes, no run, traps this off a thick inside edge to the leg side

15.6

Maxwell to Stokes, no run, nearly gets this under Stokes' bat, fired in very full, he tried to open up the off side and just managed to get a toe end on it

End of over 16 (3 runs) England 74/2 (RR: 4.62)
BA Stokes    7* (20b)      GJ Maxwell    3-0-15-0
GS Ballance    3* (5b)      XJ Doherty    4-0-14-0

Two spinners racing through the overs

16.1

Doherty to Ballance, no run, worked to square leg

16.2

Doherty to Ballance, no run, touch shorter, pushed off the back foot back to the bowler

16.3

Doherty to Ballance, no run, gets forward this time and worked straight to midwicket

16.4

Doherty to Ballance, no run, nearly another run out! Tucked to square leg and he was well down the pitch but managed to dive back

16.5

Doherty to Ballance, no run, driven into the off side, Doherty fields himself

16.6

Doherty to Ballance, no run, can't get it past Doherty on the on side and that's a maiden

John: "That was excellent fielding by Warner, no doubt, but I have to agree with Sam that there was a big element of luck involved. Does anyone really believe that Warner actually aimed to hit the stumps? Very doubtful." But the practice needed to even give yourself a chance of pulling that off is immense

End of over 17 (maiden) England 74/2 (RR: 4.35)
GS Ballance    3* (11b)      XJ Doherty    5-1-14-0
BA Stokes    7* (20b)      GJ Maxwell    3-0-15-0

17.1

Maxwell to Stokes, no run, pushed to the off side

17.2

Maxwell to Stokes, no run, cut towards short third man

17.3

Maxwell to Stokes, no run, turn for Maxwell, beats the outside edge as Stokes lunges forward...becoming harder for these two batsmen

17.4

Maxwell to Stokes, 1 run, driven straight down to long-on

Clarke did say at the toss he expected the pitch to get a touch slower

17.5

Maxwell to Ballance, no run, pushed to short cover

17.6

Maxwell to Ballance, no run, hint of width, he cuts firmly but can't beat point...England coming to a standstill against these two spinners

End of over 18 (1 run) England 75/2 (RR: 4.16)
GS Ballance    3* (13b)      GJ Maxwell    4-0-16-0
BA Stokes    8* (24b)      XJ Doherty    5-1-14-0

Ammad Tarar: "@ Sam Hitting the stumps once in a life time is luck but hitting it regularly like Aussies is the result of training. If we Pakistanis get direct hit, you can call it luck."

18.1

Doherty to Stokes, no run, full on leg stump, goes for a sweep but it just takes the pad

18.2

Doherty to Stokes, no run, touch shorter, goes onto the back foot but can't beat midwicket

18.3

Doherty to Stokes, 1 run, gets the sweep away this time, was outside leg stump, runs to deep square leg

Brenton: "I didn't know that the definition of 'luck' was constant practise. Perhaps England themselves could do with some 'luck' given their rubbish fielding this tour..."

18.4

Doherty to Ballance, no run, reverse sweep this time, doesn't go further than short third man

18.5

Doherty to Ballance, no run, flicked firmly off middle stump, again finds the man at midwicket

18.6

Doherty to Ballance, 1 run, fuller and beats midwicket on this occasion as he works it away with a strong bottom

That's drinks. After a positive start by England, Australia are now back in control of this match on a pitch that appears tougher against the spinners. I'm going to hand over to Brydon for stint now.

End of over 19 (2 runs) England 77/2 (RR: 4.05)
GS Ballance    4* (16b)      XJ Doherty    6-1-16-0
BA Stokes    9* (27b)      GJ Maxwell    4-0-16-0

Thanks Gnasher. Seemed an encouraging start by England until both the openers fell. And Australia have now hurried through 10 overs of spin pretty cheaply.

19.1

Maxwell to Ballance, 1 run, plenty of flight from Maxwell and it's driven through cover

19.2

Maxwell to Stokes, no run, driven back to the bowler on the bounce

19.3

Maxwell to Stokes, 1 run, a little flatter and quicker, Stokes goes back to cut hard and just beats Clarke at point

19.4

Maxwell to Ballance, 1 run, driven through cover for another single

19.5

Maxwell to Stokes, 1 run, delicate from Stokes, soft hands as he dabs this past the keeper and it's cut off in the circle

19.6

Maxwell to Ballance, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on

End of over 20 (5 runs) England 82/2 (RR: 4.10)
GS Ballance    7* (19b)      GJ Maxwell    5-0-21-0
BA Stokes    11* (30b)      XJ Doherty    6-1-16-0

20.1

Doherty to Ballance, no run, punched away to midwicket but good fielding by Maxwell in the circle, cuts off the single

20.2

Doherty to Ballance, no run, goes the cut but this beats the bat

20.3

Doherty to Ballance, no run, tossed up from around the wicket and it's fullish, the drive can't beat mid on

20.4

Doherty to Ballance, no run, driven uppishly and short of mid-off, Ballance just can't find the gaps here

20.5

Doherty to Ballance, FOUR, and now Ballance does find a way to score, he's got to the pitch of this and driven it over mid-off, a good proper shot that bounces away to the boundary

20.6

Doherty to Ballance, no run, wristy flick from Ballance finds square leg

End of over 21 (4 runs) England 86/2 (RR: 4.09)
GS Ballance    11* (25b 1x4)      XJ Doherty    7-1-20-0
BA Stokes    11* (30b)      GJ Maxwell    5-0-21-0

21.1

Maxwell to Stokes, 1 run, driven down the ground for the easy single to long on

21.2

Maxwell to Ballance, 1 run, nudged away through the covers and the man in the deep keeps it to one

21.3

Maxwell to Stokes, 2 runs, Stokes advances and lofts this inside out over and that's bounced away to Warner in the deep

21.4

Maxwell to Stokes, no run, Maxwell has got through the defences of Stokes with one that goes on with the arm, that looked plumb but Stokes is asking for a review of the lbw! And again the bounce has tricked umpire Martinesz - and this commentator - that was sailing a fraction over the top of the stumps. But Stokes got a big stride down the pitch, and that has saved him.

21.5

Maxwell to Stokes, no run, defended back towards the bowler

21.6

Maxwell to Stokes, 1 run, driven away down the ground to long-on for the easy single again

End of over 22 (5 runs) England 91/2 (RR: 4.13)
BA Stokes    15* (35b)      GJ Maxwell    6-0-26-0
GS Ballance    12* (26b 1x4)      XJ Doherty    7-1-20-0

22.1

Doherty to Stokes, no run, Stokes goes the big sweep to a ball down leg but he misses - and the ball hits him on the pad

22.2

Doherty to Stokes, no run, again Doherty goes for a leg-side line and Stokes advances, can't get bat on ball and it flies off his pad

22.3

Doherty to Stokes, no run, Stokes goes back into his crease to defend

22.4

Doherty to Stokes, OUT, Clarke has taken a stunner at square leg! Holy moly batsman, that is a remarkable catch! Stokes has gone for the sweep and smoked it out of the middle of the bat, Clarke at square leg has had to react instantly and does so, dives to his right and thrusts the right hand low to the ground and the ball sticks - that was tougher than most catches he'd get in the cordon. Super take.

BA Stokes c Clarke b Doherty 15 (47m 39b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

Now, can Eoin Morgan get this innings back on track?

22.5

Doherty to Morgan, no run, defended back down the pitch

22.6

Doherty to Morgan, no run, angled across Morgan from around the wicket, and it's driven down to mid-off

Doherty has managed a wicket maiden there, and with some help from the fielders he's bowling a wonderfully tight spell.

End of over 23 (wicket maiden) England 91/3 (RR: 3.95)
EJG Morgan    0* (2b)      XJ Doherty    8-2-20-1
GS Ballance    12* (26b 1x4)      GJ Maxwell    6-0-26-0

Time for a change of pace. James Pattinson is back.

23.1

Pattinson to Ballance, no run, worked away to the leg side by Ballance

23.2

Pattinson to Ballance, no run, Ballance drops this at his feet and thinks about stealing a single but Morgan sends him back

23.3

Pattinson to Ballance, 1 wide, Pattinson just gets the line a touch wrong here, slipping it fractionally down leg side for a wide

23.3

Pattinson to Ballance, 1 run, banged in at the hips and worked away to leg for a single

23.4

Pattinson to Morgan, no run, angled across Morgan, who leaves it alone

23.5

Pattinson to Morgan, no run, solid in defence now

23.6

Pattinson to Morgan, no run, once more Morgan is watchfully leaving outside off

End of over 24 (2 runs) England 93/3 (RR: 3.87)
EJG Morgan    0* (5b)      JL Pattinson    5-0-25-0
GS Ballance    13* (29b 1x4)      XJ Doherty    8-2-20-1

24.1

Doherty to Ballance, 1 run, clipped away through the leg side for another single

24.2

Doherty to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan gets off the mark with a nudge down the ground to long-on

24.3

Doherty to Ballance, 1 run, clipped through midwicket to the man in the deep

24.4

Doherty to Morgan, no run, again worked away to midwicket, can't beat the fielder in the circle now

24.5

Doherty to Morgan, 1 run, cut away behind point for another single

24.6

Doherty to Ballance, no run, once again the man at short midwicket prevents a run

End of over 25 (4 runs) England 97/3 (RR: 3.88)
GS Ballance    15* (32b 1x4)      XJ Doherty    9-2-24-1
EJG Morgan    2* (8b)      JL Pattinson    5-0-25-0

25.1

Pattinson to Morgan, 1 run, short of a length from Pattinson and Morgan nudges a single to leg

25.2

Pattinson to Ballance, FOUR, well played by Ballance, gets the width he's been denied for a while and crunches a cut hard over the top of point for a pretty safe boundary

25.3

Pattinson to Ballance, 1 wide, down leg now from Pattinson, just getting his line wrong here

25.3

Pattinson to Ballance, 1 run, fuller and angled across Ballance, who drives uppishly off a thickish edge through cover point

25.4

Pattinson to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan cuts forward of point for another single

25.5

Pattinson to Ballance, 2 runs, lovely cover-drive here from Ballance as he comes forward and times it nicely through the gap in the infield but there is a sweeper who cuts off the boundary

25.6

Pattinson to Ballance, (no ball) 1 run, Pattinson goes the slower ball now - and oversteps - and Ballance guides it off the face to third man

25.6

Pattinson to Morgan, FOUR, Morgan gets the free hit and Pattinson's short ball on leg is pulled away for a boundary to fine leg

End of over 26 (16 runs) England 113/3 (RR: 4.34)
EJG Morgan    8* (11b 1x4)      JL Pattinson    6-0-41-0
GS Ballance    23* (36b 2x4)      XJ Doherty    9-2-24-1

26.1

Doherty to Ballance, 1 run, nudged away for a single

26.2

Doherty to Morgan, no run, leans forward to punch it back to Doherty

26.3

Doherty to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan backs off a touch now and punches wide of mid-off

26.4

Doherty to Ballance, 1 run, drifting in from around the wicket and it's pushed away to long on

26.5

Doherty to Morgan, 1 run, on middle and leg again and worked through midwicket

26.6

Doherty to Ballance, no run, again worked straight to the man in the circle at midwicket

So that's the end of Xavier Doherty - his ten overs have brought 1 for 28 and the Australians will be thrilled with his return. He bowled the right lines for the protected parts of the field and England's batsmen found him impossible to get away. But there are a few runs flowing at the other end. Now it's Dan Christian on to replace Pattinson.

End of over 27 (4 runs) England 117/3 (RR: 4.33)
GS Ballance    25* (39b 2x4)      XJ Doherty    10-2-28-1
EJG Morgan    10* (14b 1x4)      JL Pattinson    6-0-41-0

27.1

Christian to Morgan, 1 run, slowish outside off and Morgan waits on a late cut towards third man

27.2

Christian to Ballance, no run, 104kph from Christian - almost a Chris Harris-style effort this - and it's pushed away to off

27.3

Christian to Ballance, 1 run, he's taking all the pace off the ball here - 109kph - and it's pushed through leg

27.4

Christian to Morgan, no run, angled in from around the wicket and it's driven to mid-on

27.5

Christian to Morgan, no run, slow again, and again the batsman can't quite force the pace to get it through the field

27.6

Christian to Morgan, 1 run, wide of off and steered away to third man off the face of the bat

End of over 28 (3 runs) England 120/3 (RR: 4.28)
EJG Morgan    12* (18b 1x4)      DT Christian    1-0-3-0
GS Ballance    26* (41b 2x4)      XJ Doherty    10-2-28-1

So with Doherty done, it's now time for Coulter-Nile.

28.1

Coulter-Nile to Morgan, no run, driven down towards mid-on

28.2

Coulter-Nile to Morgan, 1 run, pushed away through the gap at cover for a single

28.3

Coulter-Nile to Ballance, OUT, Coulter-Nile makes the breakthrough, and it's a rather poor piece of placement from Ballance. He's got some width and went the cut shot but sliced it upwards and Christian was out at deep point and ran in to take a reasonably comfortable catch

GS Ballance c Christian b Coulter-Nile 26 (50m 42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.90

Ballance was getting himself established and now England find themselves with another new batsman who'll have to get used to the conditions. It's Ravi Bopara, but the batsmen crossed so he won't be on strike.

28.4

Coulter-Nile to Morgan, no run, Morgan drops it at the feet but doesn't want a single

28.5

Coulter-Nile to Morgan, no run, left alone outside off

28.6

Coulter-Nile to Morgan, no run, driven towards cover and can't find the gap

End of over 29 (1 run) England 121/4 (RR: 4.17)
EJG Morgan    13* (23b 1x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    4-0-13-2
RS Bopara    0* (0b)      DT Christian    1-0-3-0

29.1

Christian to Bopara, no run, Christian is over the wicket now to Bopara and continues to take the pace off the ball, it's defended

29.2

Christian to Bopara, no run, swinging in towards off stump and Bopara defends

29.3

Christian to Bopara, no run, 107kph and Bopara nudges it to leg, he's trying to get used to the pace here

29.4

Christian to Bopara, 2 runs, Christian goes for the leg-stump yorker now and overpitches just a touch, Bopara clips behind square leg and runs hard for two

29.5

Christian to Bopara, no run, driven away through cover - and I mean through - as a diving Clarke seemed to have that covered and then got a horrid bounce that sees the ball bounce over him - and mid-off backs up

29.6

Christian to Bopara, 1 run, worked away for another single

End of over 30 (3 runs) England 124/4 (RR: 4.13)
RS Bopara    3* (6b)      DT Christian    2-0-6-0
EJG Morgan    13* (23b 1x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    4-0-13-2

30.1

Coulter-Nile to Bopara, 1 run, good running from Bopara as he calls a quick single with his nudge just forward of point

30.2

Coulter-Nile to Morgan, 1 run, another quick single as Morgan steers it down into the turf and Haddin gets around to collect it

30.3

Coulter-Nile to Bopara, no run, accurate from Coulter-Nile on off stump, Bopara defends

30.4

Coulter-Nile to Bopara, no run, left alone outside off

30.5

Coulter-Nile to Bopara, 1 run, Bopara opens the face and steers this past the sole slip away to third man

30.6

Coulter-Nile to Morgan, no run, Morgan leans out to push this to mid-off and makes a loud shout of "nooooo"

End of over 31 (3 runs) England 127/4 (RR: 4.09)
EJG Morgan    14* (25b 1x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    5-0-16-2
RS Bopara    5* (10b)      DT Christian    2-0-6-0

31.1

Christian to Bopara, no run, goes well wide of off now and Bopara can't beat point

31.2

Christian to Bopara, 1 run, 116kph now and Bopara steers a single through the vacant cordon

31.3

Christian to Morgan, no run, Morgan defends solidly to the off side, seems cautious about going after Christian at this slow pace

31.4

Christian to Morgan, no run, Morgan goes back into his crease and bunts to leg, can't justify a single

31.5

Christian to Morgan, FOUR, bad ball - that's what Christian can't afford to do - he drops it short and Morgan has no trouble at all pulling this in the air behind square leg for a boundary

31.6

Christian to Morgan, 1 run, wide of off now and Morgan punches a single to deep point

End of over 32 (6 runs) England 133/4 (RR: 4.15)
EJG Morgan    19* (29b 2x4)      DT Christian    3-0-12-0
RS Bopara    6* (12b)      NM Coulter-Nile    5-0-16-2

Time for some more spin now. It's big Max. You know, like the hamburger.

32.1

Maxwell to Morgan, 1 run, around the wicket and accurate from Maxwell - Morgan goes back and cuts

32.2

Maxwell to Bopara, no run, still around the wicket to Bopara, who advances and just nudges to leg

32.3

Maxwell to Bopara, no run, pushed away to the leg side again and can't find the gap

32.4

Maxwell to Bopara, no run, down leg side and tickled off the pad for a single - ah, but the umpire has called a dead ball, deciding Bopara hadn't played a shot

32.5

Maxwell to Bopara, 1 run, flicked through square leg for one run

32.6

Maxwell to Morgan, no run, almost round-arm from Maxwell now as he skids this flat one on and Morgan defends

End of over 33 (2 runs) England 135/4 (RR: 4.09)
EJG Morgan    20* (31b 2x4)      GJ Maxwell    7-0-28-0
RS Bopara    7* (16b)      DT Christian    3-0-12-0

33.1

Christian to Bopara, 1 run, Bopara waits on this ball from Christian and forces a quick single to mid-off, where Pattinson fumbles

33.2

Christian to Morgan, 1 run, cuts hard into the ground and Morgan picks up one more, the runs trickling slowly here

33.3

Christian to Bopara, 1 run, a touch short from Christian outside off and Bopara's pull through midwicket is collected in the deep

33.4

Christian to Morgan, FOUR, again Morgan latches on to a short ball from Christian, he's pulled it hard and just forward of deep midwicket, who for a moment seemed he may have a catching chance, but this bounces away for a boundary

33.5

Christian to Morgan, no run, fuller now and driven back to Christian

33.6

Christian to Morgan, no run, steered away towards backward point

Christian is doing a good job when he rolls the fingers and gets the ball full enough but he's dropped short a couple of times, gifting runs to a batsman of Morgan's quality.

End of over 34 (7 runs) England 142/4 (RR: 4.17)
EJG Morgan    25* (35b 3x4)      DT Christian    4-0-19-0
RS Bopara    9* (18b)      GJ Maxwell    7-0-28-0

34.1

Maxwell to Bopara, 1 run, Maxwell is around the wicket to Bopara, who tickles one to short fine leg

34.2

Maxwell to Morgan, no run, driven away to extra cover and can't pierce the gap

34.3

Maxwell to Morgan, no run, Morgan leans out of his crease to defend

34.4

Maxwell to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan rocks back to late cut but there's a deep backward point who cuts this off

34.5

Maxwell to Bopara, no run, skids across the right-hander and beats the bat - it was an attempted glance to third man

34.6

Maxwell to Bopara, no run, Bopara again can't get bat on ball, tries to force a cut to a skiddy ball

End of over 35 (2 runs) England 144/4 (RR: 4.11)
RS Bopara    10* (21b)      GJ Maxwell    8-0-30-0
EJG Morgan    26* (38b 3x4)      DT Christian    4-0-19-0

James Faulkner is going to have another bowl now as England begin their batting powerplay.

35.1

Faulkner to Morgan, no run, defended back towards Faulkner

35.2

Faulkner to Morgan, SIX, Morgan has decided with the field up it's time to go, and go he does! Advances to Faulkner and lifts this over extra cover with such timing that it's sailed into the stands for six!

35.3

Faulkner to Morgan, 1 run, now he picks up a single down to long-on

35.4

Faulkner to Bopara, no run, Bopara nudges this away to leg

35.5

Faulkner to Bopara, 1 run, now he gets a single through square leg to give Morgan another chance in this over

35.6

Faulkner to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan just drops this into the off side and takes off for a well-judged single

End of over 36 (9 runs) England 153/4 (RR: 4.25)
EJG Morgan    34* (42b 3x4 1x6)      JP Faulkner    3-0-19-0
RS Bopara    11* (23b)      GJ Maxwell    8-0-30-0

Coulter-Nile is on now, keen to add to his two wickets.

36.1

Coulter-Nile to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan drives through point and one of the men in the deep is out there to cut the ball off

36.2

Coulter-Nile to Bopara, 1 run, worked away comfortably through square leg for another one

36.3

Coulter-Nile to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan gets forward to cover drive again but only a single

36.4

Coulter-Nile to Bopara, no run, good accurate bouncer mixes things up - haven't seen too many of them in this match - and Bopara just sways out of the way

36.5

Coulter-Nile to Bopara, no run, again this is on the rise as it gets through to Haddin, some good extra bounce sails past Bopara at chest height

36.6

Coulter-Nile to Bopara, 1 run, tickled away to fine leg for a single

That will be drinks, and Andrew McGlashan will take you through to the end of this innings.

End of over 37 (4 runs) England 157/4 (RR: 4.24)
RS Bopara    13* (27b)      NM Coulter-Nile    6-0-20-2
EJG Morgan    36* (44b 3x4 1x6)      JP Faulkner    3-0-19-0

Cheers Brydon. Can England get themselves 250?

37.1

Faulkner to Bopara, 1 run, on leg stump, worked into the square-leg area

37.2

Faulkner to Morgan, 1 run, pushed square into the off side with an open face

37.3

Faulkner to Bopara, 1 run, fuller at off stump, Bopara on-drives and beats Faulkner who dives in his follow through

37.4

Faulkner to Morgan, no run, gives himself room to leg, Faulkner drags down a slower ball and Morgan only connects with fresh air

37.5

Faulkner to Morgan, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg, pushed firmly down to long-on

37.6

Faulkner to Bopara, 1 run, dropped behind square on the off side with soft hands...careful stuff from England

End of over 38 (5 runs) England 162/4 (RR: 4.26)
RS Bopara    16* (30b)      JP Faulkner    4-0-24-0
EJG Morgan    38* (47b 3x4 1x6)      NM Coulter-Nile    6-0-20-2

38.1

Coulter-Nile to Bopara, 2 runs, worked off his pads behind square on the leg side and it's placed well enough for a second

38.2

Coulter-Nile to Bopara, 1 run, short of a length outside off, on his toes and drives square but can't quite split point and cover as Christian gets a hand on it with a dive

38.3

Coulter-Nile to Morgan, SIX, that's huge! Takes a step down the pitch then lofts a length ball straight down the ground. It went miles into the air (if they'd been a roof etc) but it also had the length to reach the crowd

38.4

Coulter-Nile to Morgan, 1 run, back of a length this time, defended to the off side...screams 'no' first of all then realises he can trot a single

38.5

Coulter-Nile to Bopara, no run, tries to work this into midwicket from outside off stump

38.6

Coulter-Nile to Bopara, 1 run, this one pings out of the middle, he piled into that pull stroke as Coulter-Nile dropped short but couldn't beat Finch on the deep square-leg boundary

End of over 39 (11 runs) England 173/4 (RR: 4.43)
RS Bopara    20* (34b)      NM Coulter-Nile    7-0-31-2
EJG Morgan    45* (49b 3x4 2x6)      JP Faulkner    4-0-24-0

39.1

Faulkner to Bopara, 1 run, short this time from Faulkner, Bopara pulls again but this one isn't time as well as it was tighter to his body

39.2

Faulkner to Morgan, no run, low full toss, he can't beat midwicket

39.3

Faulkner to Morgan, no run, back of a length, another dot ball as it's played to the on side

39.4

Faulkner to Morgan, 2 runs, angled into the pads, flicked away behind square and Morgan makes it into a comfortable second

39.5

Faulkner to Morgan, 1 run, dropped into the off side, the fielders inside the ring are quite deep

39.6

Faulkner to Bopara, OUT, excellent catch! Bopara trying to run it down to third man, opened the face outside off stump and Haddin dives to his right

RS Bopara c †Haddin b Faulkner 21 (44m 36b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

Once again Bopara falls having got himself set. It's down to Morgan and Buttler again.

End of over 40 (4 runs) England 177/5 (RR: 4.42)
     JP Faulkner    5-0-28-1
EJG Morgan    48* (53b 3x4 2x6)      NM Coulter-Nile    7-0-31-2

The umpires are changing the ball. Maxwell is back

40.1

Maxwell to Morgan, FOUR, he gets reverse swept first ball, connects really cleanly and gets it well wide of short third man to take him to another half-century from 54 balls. He is in great form.

40.2

Maxwell to Morgan, 1 run, plays orthodox this time, driven down to long-off

40.3

Maxwell to Buttler, 1 run, full from round the wicket, flicked through midwicket

40.4

Maxwell to Morgan, 1 run, opens his stance and drives square through the off side to deep point

40.5

Maxwell to Buttler, 1 run, worked down the ground, long-off this time

40.6

Maxwell to Morgan, no run, pushed out to cover

End of over 41 (8 runs) England 185/5 (RR: 4.51)
EJG Morgan    54* (57b 4x4 2x6)      GJ Maxwell    9-0-38-0
JC Buttler    2* (2b)      JP Faulkner    5-0-28-1

Dan Christian returns. Expect to see some more cutters.

41.1

Christian to Buttler, no run, short of a length outside off, driven firmly but straight to cover

41.2

Christian to Buttler, 1 run, there's a slower one, 106kph, Buttler waits for it and works out to deep square

41.3

Christian to Morgan, OUT, what a catch! Christian in his follow through. Or is it? Morgan isn't taking the fielder's word for it. Christian was convinced, but the batsman has stood his ground. A few ugly scenes in the middle. Clarke isn't happy with Morgan. The umpires are stepping in. Well, we need another replay here. Tough to tell at first glance. Has it got his fingers under it? Yes, he has. He's given. Morgan has to walk off and gets booed as he does. Back to the ball itself, another cutter from Christian which held in the pitch, Morgan tried to work it away and got a looping edge that looped into the off side. Christian sprinted from his follow through, dived forward, and grasped it just above the turf.

EJG Morgan c & b Christian 54 (78m 58b 4x4 2x6) SR: 93.10

Clarke continued chatting with Buttler after that

41.4

Christian to Bresnan, no run, cuts and misses first ball

41.5

Christian to Bresnan, no run, worked off the stumps to midwicket

41.6

Christian to Bresnan, FOUR, full outside off, very nicely driven through the off side and beats deep cover

The third umpire made a pretty quick decision on that catch, but the fingers did appear to be underneath

End of over 42 (5 runs) England 190/6 (RR: 4.52)
TT Bresnan    4* (3b 1x4)      DT Christian    5-0-24-1
JC Buttler    3* (4b)      GJ Maxwell    9-0-38-0

42.1

Coulter-Nile to Buttler, no run, short of a length, nips into Buttler and it takes an outside edge to cover

42.2

Coulter-Nile to Buttler, 1 run, short of a length, angled in the air down to third man

England struggling to reach 250 now

42.3

Coulter-Nile to Bresnan, 1 run, another one guided to third man

Jason: "Was Clarke remonstrating with Morgan because the teams have an agreement to take the fielder's word, as Haddin has done previously in this series?" As far as I'm aware there is no official agreement. Individual call for each player

42.4

Coulter-Nile to Buttler, 1 leg bye, sharp delivery, 145kph, short of a length and angled into Buttler who fends it behind square

42.5

Coulter-Nile to Bresnan, no run, back of a length, defended to the off side

42.6

Coulter-Nile to Bresnan, 1 run, width this time, a slower ball at 121kph, and driven out to cover

John: "It looked like one of those split-fingers-maybe-touching-grass catches. I like to see those given out but they're usually given not-out. Consistency is the most important thing though and I don't think that was consistent with previous decisions." It's a very valid point about the consistency. But I do think the Christian catch decision was correct

End of over 43 (4 runs) England 194/6 (RR: 4.51)
TT Bresnan    6* (6b 1x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    8-0-34-2
JC Buttler    4* (7b)      DT Christian    5-0-24-1

43.1

Christian to Bresnan, 1 run, outside leg stump but it only costs a single as Bresnan flicks straight to long leg

43.2

Christian to Buttler, OUT, massive wicket! That could kill off any late charge. Lack of pace doing for Buttler. It was outside off stump, around 105kph, Buttler tries to force through the off side and gets a big inside edge into the stumps

JC Buttler b Christian 4 (17m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

This is the danger of the way England play. Putting all your onus on the last 10 overs. It may come off once, or twice, a series.

Guess what? Broad was booed.

43.3

Christian to Broad, no run, nearly another return catch. Broad drives at a cutter and it falls just short of Christian diving to his right...and then he was nearly run out as he wander down the pitch and cover hurled the ball back

43.4

Christian to Broad, no run, pushed back to the bowler

43.5

Christian to Broad, 1 run, off the mark with a flick through midwicket

43.6

Christian to Bresnan, 1 run, tucked through midwicket...singles won't hurt Australia

Sam: "Inside edge onto the stumps, standard Australia luck. Oh, let me guess, Christian planned to get him out that way? Why cant people see the enormous amount of luck that has fallen Australia's way this summer? I suppose they will see it when their luck runs out against South Africa. Just wait and watch." A few grumpy folk around today. Clearly an inside edge owes something to the luck of where it actually goes, but Christian bowling well to the conditions. Anyway...

End of over 44 (3 runs) England 197/7 (RR: 4.47)
TT Bresnan    8* (8b 1x4)      DT Christian    6-0-27-2
SCJ Broad    1* (3b)      NM Coulter-Nile    8-0-34-2

44.1

Coulter-Nile to Bresnan, 1 leg bye, angled into the body, takes the thigh pad to the leg side

44.2

Coulter-Nile to Broad, OUT, that's a bit of a shocker from Broad. Short of a length, Broad goes for the pull and it goes straight up the air off a top edge which Haddin settles underneath

SCJ Broad c †Haddin b Coulter-Nile 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

This innings is dying a death...220 looking a way off now

Over in Melbourne it's gone much better for England, who have won the first ODI against Australia to get closer to retaining the Ashes. Brindle and Greenway led the chase.

44.3

Coulter-Nile to Bresnan, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

44.4

Coulter-Nile to Bresnan, FOUR, that's the 200 up with a strong pull by Bresnan, splits deep square and long leg

Greg: "Sam is obviously a sore loser from the UK. And hasn't played much sport" Well, his email said Australia.

44.5

Coulter-Nile to Bresnan, 1 run, runs it down to third man

44.6

Coulter-Nile to Jordan, 1 run, worked into midwicket, gets a scamper on to make his ground and keep the strike

End of over 45 (7 runs) England 204/8 (RR: 4.53)
CJ Jordan    1* (1b)      NM Coulter-Nile    9-0-40-3
TT Bresnan    13* (12b 2x4)      DT Christian    6-0-27-2

45.1

Christian to Jordan, no run, full at off stump, 118kph, defended to cover

45.2

Christian to Jordan, 1 run, taken off the stumps through midwicket

45.3

Christian to Bresnan, 1 run, full at middle, clipped in the air through the leg side...England just have to bat out the overs now

45.4

Christian to Jordan, no run, beats him outside off with a full delivery that grips a touch on the surface...Haddin whips off the bails. Jordan's foot was up for a fraction of a second, but got back

45.5

Christian to Jordan, 1 run, shorter and pulled down to long leg

45.6

Christian to Bresnan, 1 run, tight to off stump, he cuts and can't split backward point and short third man

End of over 46 (4 runs) England 208/8 (RR: 4.52)
TT Bresnan    15* (14b 2x4)      DT Christian    7-0-31-2
CJ Jordan    3* (5b)      NM Coulter-Nile    9-0-40-3

The last over of a very good from Coulter-Nile

46.1

Coulter-Nile to Bresnan, no run, clubbed into midwicket but can't beat the man inside the ring

46.2

Coulter-Nile to Bresnan, FOUR, finds the gap this time, full and angling into the pads again, he swings hard and gets it wide of the diving midwicket

46.3

Coulter-Nile to Bresnan, 1 run, goes to the on side again, it was fuller and not as well timed so midwicket cuts it off

46.4

Coulter-Nile to Jordan, no run, back of a length, Jordan can't do anything else than jab to the off side

46.5

Coulter-Nile to Jordan, 1 run, full and straight, gets this one into space on the leg side

46.6

Coulter-Nile to Bresnan, 1 run, he hooks, well controlled as he managed to roll his wrists but long leg keeps them to a single

That ends a very solid 10 overs for Coulter-Nile. Important performance from him after Australia left out Johnson and McKay

End of over 47 (7 runs) England 215/8 (RR: 4.57)
TT Bresnan    21* (18b 3x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    10-0-47-3
CJ Jordan    4* (7b)      DT Christian    7-0-31-2

47.1

Christian to Bresnan, no run, full at off stump, driven firmly into the pitch and Christian fields it one-handed to his right

47.2

Christian to Bresnan, 1 run, driven down to long-on

47.3

Christian to Jordan, 1 run, full and straight, flicked to short fine-leg

47.4

Christian to Bresnan, 1 run, keeping it full, on leg stump this time, no width for Bresnan who drives to long-on

47.5

Christian to Jordan, 1 run, outside off, he drives and it comes off a thick outside to short third man

47.6

Christian to Bresnan, 1 run, low full toss but it doesn't go further than deep midwicket. A good over from Christian

End of over 48 (5 runs) England 220/8 (RR: 4.58)
TT Bresnan    24* (22b 3x4)      DT Christian    8-0-36-2
CJ Jordan    6* (9b)      NM Coulter-Nile    10-0-47-3

48.1

Faulkner to Bresnan, 1 run, full at middle, jabbed into the leg side

48.2

Faulkner to Jordan, no run, goes for the surprise bouncer and it beats Jordan's pull

48.3

Faulkner to Jordan, FOUR, that's a clean blow! Short again, but not quite so short, and this time Jordan connects out of the middle and pulls in front of square

48.4

Faulkner to Jordan, OUT, this time he picks out the fielder...another good catch. Jordan trying to go over the leg side again, gets height but not the distance - needed to fetch it from outside off - and Finch steadied himself at deep square-leg

CJ Jordan c Finch b Faulkner 10 (17m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

48.5

Faulkner to Bresnan, 2 runs, placed backward of point wide of third man so Bresnan can keep the strike

48.6

Faulkner to Bresnan, no run, yorker outside off, he can't get it further than back to the bowler

End of over 49 (7 runs) England 227/9 (RR: 4.63)
TT Bresnan    27* (25b 3x4)      JP Faulkner    6-0-35-2
JC Tredwell    0* (0b)      DT Christian    8-0-36-2

Christian with the final over. What bonus his overs have been today

49.1

Christian to Tredwell, 1 run, round the wicket, full on middle, worked down to long-on

49.2

Christian to Bresnan, SIX, that's into the second tier over deep midwicket! Christian just got the length slightly, on a length, allowing him to get underneath and launch it clear into the stands

49.3

Christian to Bresnan, SIX, and again! Late boost for England. This time it was shorter and he pulled it, not quite so well time as the previous one but enough brute force to just clear Maxwell at deep midwicket

49.4

Christian to Bresnan, 1 run, gets the yorker in, driven down the ground

49.5

Christian to Tredwell, 1 run, opens the face to backward point to give Bresnan the last ball

49.6

Christian to Bresnan, 1 run, inches from another boundary...Bresnan lapped a low full toss from outside off, but Coulter-Nile pulled off a terrific dive at short fine leg so it's just a single

England finish with 243. You feel that's about 25 short, but those late blows from Tim Bresnan has just given them a little of hope. The pitch is slow and gripping, especially once the new ball(s) wear off. The stand-out feature, though, was Australia's fielding. Some magnificent stuff on show. We can expect Warner and Finch to go really hard early on and trying and get well ahead of the rate. We'll be back for the chase in around 45 minutes at 6.30pm.

End of over 50 (16 runs) England 243/9
TT Bresnan    41* (29b 3x4 2x6)      DT Christian    9-0-52-2
JC Tredwell    2* (2b)      JP Faulkner    6-0-35-2
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Jan 19, 2014

Brad Haddin and Shaun Marsh celebrate victory, Australia v England, 3rd ODI, Sydney, January 19, 2014

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