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133dThe Report by George Dobell in Cardiff

Vibrant England show nerve in five-run win

An impressive bowling display at the death by England's young attack secured a five-run victory in Cardiff after Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali starred with the bat

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SPD Smith
90(53) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 22 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 1 15 8 16 5 25 19
EJG Morgan
74(39) 3x4 - 7x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 1 5 8 8 13 27 8

Best performances - Bowlers

PJ Cummins
O4
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Willey
O4
M0
R34
W2
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-16.15, Interval 16.15-16.35, Second Session 16.35-17.55

Match days

31 August 2015 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

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

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