Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 3 Wkts | AUS: 177/8 (6 runs required, RR: 8.85)

  • Marcus Stoinis10 (8b)
  • Mitchell Starc0 (0b)
  • Ben Stokes4-0-29-1
  • David Willey4-0-34-2

England win by five runs and they did exceptionally well to close out that game after Smith and Maxwell had put Australia in a strong position. Willey, Stokes and Topley, on debut, produced some telling overs at the death while Morgan marshalled his team expertly. Some calm fielding, too, when it mattered. A few of Australia's middle order are short of cricket and it showed towards the end. Overall, an enjoyable game of T20 that went down to the wire. Three outstanding innings from Smith, Moeen and Morgan. Man of the Match will be interesting.

Steven Smith "One of those games with similar innings, early wickets and two hundred stands. They were able to hit a few more boundaries than us. Credit Morgan and Moeen, they took the game away from us in the middle. The way to slow the rate is to take wickets, Maxi got out and we couldn't get another partnership. I'm not as strong as some of the other guys so have to try and find the gaps. We were in a pretty good position, the middle order just couldn't get a boundary away."

Eoin Morgan "It was brilliant, a very good game to win. You can learn a lot against such good opposition - Ben Stokes bowling the last over, so soon after a five Test series, was remarkable. Reece was very, very impressive. What we've seen in the nets, he looks really good. Ben was exceptional, we talked about getting a wicket with the first couple of balls. Getting that wicket put the onus on Australia. The attitude is when you take a wicket you have to make it count, Ben Stokes' catch changed the game. It was hard for the new guy coming in."

Moeen Ali is Man of the Match. "Great game, thought we bowled really well at the end. A felt we were 10-15 runs light, but at the death we were brilliant. The wicket was really good, nice to get some runs."

That just about wraps things up for today, thanks for joining us and see you for the first ODI on Thursday. For now, though, it's goodbye.

19.6
2
Stokes to Stoinis, 2 runs, heaved into the leg side, it's not enough

For behind the line, Ben...

19.5
W
Stokes to Stoinis, 1 run, OUT, another run out! England brilliant in this last over. Full at leg stump, drilled down to long on. They had to gamble on the second run but the return was quick and flat, Stokes was by the stumps and completes his second run out of the over

PJ Cummins run out (Roy/Stokes) 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6)

19.4
W
Stokes to Coulter-Nile, OUT, falls first ball! Has a mighty swing at a length delivery, goes up the air towards short third man...Rashid calmly takes a few steps backwards and shallows the catch

NM Coulter-Nile c Rashid b Stokes 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Over to Nathan Coulter-Nile. He can clear the stands

19.3
1
Stokes to Stoinis, 1 run, full and straight, driven straight to long-off, they won't get two here
19.3
1w
Stokes to Stoinis, 1 wide, oh dear, that's not good, a slower ball down the leg side...extra run, extra ball

11 off 4 needed

19.2
0
Stokes to Stoinis, no run, well bowled! A yorker outside off, swing and a miss from Stoinis as he lifts his head on the shot

Tim: "Get Faulkner out there!.. oh wait..."

19.1
W
Stokes to Wade, 1 run, OUT, mix-up! A length ball is swung to long-off, Wade turned and, head down, wanted the second for Stoinis didn't fancy it and left his team-mate stranded. The throw was decent and Stokes whipped off the bails

MS Wade run out (Morgan/Stokes) 2 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Last over: 12 to win, 11 for Super Over. Not sure why it can't just be a tie, but there you go. Ben Stokes to bowl. Morgan take quite some time over the field

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 171/5 (12 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 12.00)

  • Matthew Wade1 (1b)
  • Marcus Stoinis6 (4b)
  • David Willey4-0-34-2
  • Reece Topley4-0-35-1
18.6
1
Willey to Wade, 1 run, back over the wicket, full and straight, driven to long-off

Massive delivery coming up to set-up the last over

18.5
1lb
Willey to Stoinis, 1 leg bye, fuller this time, at the stumps, an aborted appeal for lbw...was going down
18.4
4
Willey to Stoinis, FOUR runs, places it between two men! Another short ball, Stoinis pulls strongly, in the air for most of the way and neither deep square or midwicket can quite get around

Three men inside the ring on the off side

Outstanding innings from Smith, but still work to do for Australia. Matthew Wade the new man

18.3
W
Willey to Smith, OUT, he's gone! Ten short of a hundred. Smith got too far underneath this as he aimed to clear deep midwicket. The ball went high, came off the bottom of the bat and his hand came off the handle...Billings takes the vital catch

SPD Smith c Billings b Willey 90 (70m 53b 7x4 4x6) SR: 169.81

18.2
1
Willey to Stoinis, 1 run, neatly played, gets inside the line and tucks it off his pads to long leg
18.1
1
Willey to Smith, 1 run, round the wicket, back of a length, connects well with a swing through midwicket but straight to the man in the deep

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 163/4 (20 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.05, RRR: 10.00)

  • Steven Smith89 (51b)
  • Marcus Stoinis1 (1b)
  • Reece Topley4-0-35-1
  • David Willey3-0-27-1
17.6
1
Topley to Smith, 1 run, yorker to finish with, down to long-off
17.5
1
Topley to Stoinis, 1 run, round the wicket, full at off stump, calmly pushed to long-on

One debutant to face another now as Marcus Stoinis comes in

17.4
W
Topley to Marsh, OUT, first wicket for Topley! A well disguised slower ball. Back of the hand, excellent control, Marsh is far too early on his stroke and bottom edges into his stumps

MR Marsh b Topley 13 (16m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.3
1
Topley to Smith, 1 run, a slightly more ungainly pull this time down to long-on
17.2
1
Topley to Marsh, 1 run, clubbed to long-on
17.1
4
Topley to Marsh, FOUR runs, oh dear, that's a horrid misfield...Marsh drives firmly to long-off and Moeen lets it through his legs. His first mistake of the day

Australia strong favourites here

END OF OVER:
17 | 13 Runs | AUS: 155/3 (28 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.11, RRR: 9.33)

  • Mitchell Marsh8 (10b)
  • Steven Smith87 (49b)
  • David Willey3-0-27-1
  • Reece Topley3-0-27-0
16.6
1
Willey to Marsh, 1 run, swung from outside off to deep midwicket
16.5
1
Willey to Smith, 1 run, back of a length, sliced in the air over cover to the sweeper

abhi: "can smith become a first cricketer become hitting century on every format captaincy debut..."

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4SR WatsonDA Warner
2nd8SR WatsonSPD Smith
3rd112SPD SmithGJ Maxwell
4th37SPD SmithMR Marsh
5th4SPD SmithMP Stoinis
6th7MS WadeMP Stoinis
7th2NM Coulter-NileMP Stoinis
8th1MP StoinisPJ Cummins
9th2MA StarcMP Stoinis