Result
1st T20I (N), Hobart, Jan 29 2014, England tour of Australia
213/4
(20 ov, target 214)
200/9
Australia won by 13 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia
2y
• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Finch and White extend Australia's mastery

More than 400 runs made for an entertaining start to the Twenty20 series - and a tough night for the bowlers - but Australia were more comfortable winners than the 13-run margin suggested in Hobart.

Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
Australia213/4(20 overs)
England200/9(20 overs)
end of over 2024 runs
ENG: 200/9CRR: 10 
Ravi Bopara65 (27)
Danny Briggs0 (0)
Josh Hazlewood4-0-46-0
Daniel Christian2-0-21-0

That's all from Hobart, two more games to come in this series, Melbourne on Friday and Sydney on Sunday, same time, same channel you be sure of it, bye for now...



Here's the Presentation. Man of the Match is Cameron White for his innings at the top of the order. We haven't heard from George Bailey so I can't bring you the thoughts of the winning skipper I'm afraid.



Change of captain for England but Stuart Broad has simply inherited the losers badge: "I didn't think 213 was actually too many. When you've got big powerful hitters targeting a short boundary it's hard to keep the run-rate below 10. We didn't lay a platform to give ourselves the best chance. We didn't play as well as we could have done. Scoreboard pressure played a big part and you're always going to feel the pressure. We've come back from losses and hopefully we'll do that at the MCG. We could have taken our catches, that was important and that's happened all year. In Tests last year we dropped 35 catches and we need to iron that out."



Lovely innings from Bopara, a new career top score for him in international T20s, but he was left with far too much work to do after the top order failed and England have lost again, Australia taking this opening T20 by 13 runs. That England made 200 in reply shows what could have been achieved but their batting wasn't up to scratch at all. By contrast Australia had big innings from Cameron White and Aaron Finch at the top of the order and their middle order cameo - from debutant Chris Lynn - has basically won them the game in the end. Not a day for the bowlers.



19.6
1
Hazlewood to Bopara, 1 run
around the wicket, forced from off stump to deep-midwicket
19.5
6
Hazlewood to Bopara, SIX runs
length outside off, Bopara slogs it with one hand and manages to clear the boundary again! What an innings this is!
19.4
6
Hazlewood to Bopara, SIX runs
full on the stumps and swung backward of square and over the rope, another superb strike
19.3
Hazlewood to Bopara, no run
another low full toss, swung to leg but this isn't quite timed and they refuse any runs towards cow corner
19.2
6
Hazlewood to Bopara, SIX runs
low full toss and Bopara plays a delightful lofted drive over long-off and Bopara now has the fastest T20 fifty for England
19.1
Hazlewood to Bopara, no run
not anymore, standing outside off, aimed a swing at a ball outside off but only finds the bowler having mistimed it
19.1
5w
Hazlewood to Bopara, 5 wides
five wides to start, England still in the game!!

Final set, how many can Bopara swing here? Hazlewood to bowl...

end of over 1914 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 176/9CRR: 9.26 • RRR: 38.00
Jade Dernbach5 (4)
Daniel Christian2-0-21-0
Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-30-4
18.6
w
Christian to Bopara, OUT
full at the stumps, flicks it to short long leg, they race a single, Dernbach dives in but is short of his ground sharp work from Finch in the circle and Wade made no mistake in whipping the bails off
JW Dernbach run out (Finch/†Wade) 5 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00
18.5
4
Christian to Bopara, FOUR runs
back of a length and swung into the leg side gap in front of square, four more
18.4
4
Christian to Bopara, FOUR runs
punchy drive through extra cover, lovely stroke, excellent timing
18.3
1
Christian to Dernbach, 1 run
back of a length, carved out towards deep-cover, Lynn flies forward at it and almost pulls off a blinding catch
18.2
4
Christian to Dernbach, FOUR runs
full on leg stump and Dernbach slogs it down the ground, straight as a dye and gets four, good stroke actually
18.1
1
Christian to Bopara, 1 run
back of a length, heaved into the leg side, comes off high on the bat and rolls to deep-square leg for just a single

So if Bopara takes this over for 30, England may have a chance *snigger* Christian is on...

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 162/8CRR: 9 • RRR: 26.00
Jade Dernbach0 (2)
Ravi Bopara37 (17)
Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-30-4
James Muirhead4-0-34-1
17.6
Coulter-Nile to Dernbach, no run
full on off stump, carved out to deep cover but they refuse the run to keep Bopara on strike
17.5
Coulter-Nile to Dernbach, no run
length ball outside off, Dernbach aims a huge swing at it and misses
17.4
w
Coulter-Nile to Broad, OUT
full toss on leg stump, Broad misses trying to poke it into the off side and it gets a tiny flick on leg stump which is enough to remove the bails. That literally touched the varnish
SCJ Broad b Coulter-Nile 13 (6m 5b 0x4 2x6) SR: 260.00
17.3
6
Coulter-Nile to Broad, SIX runs
another short ball, this time Broad steps inside it and pulls hard over square leg into the building site
17.2
Coulter-Nile to Broad, no run
decent bumper, Broad tries to stay inside it and uppercut but misses
Best performances - batsmen
CL White
75 runs (43)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
44 runs
2 fours
3 sixes
655447830
RS Bopara
65 runs (27)
2 fours
7 sixes
Control96%
Productive shot
leg glance
43 runs
0 fours
6 sixes
0070792121
Best performances - bowlers
NM Coulter-Nile
O
4
M
0
R
31
W
4
Eco
7.75
MC Henriques
O
3
M
0
R
35
W
2
Eco
11.66
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Cameron White
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 354
Season2013/14
Hours of play (local time)19.35 start, First Session 19.35-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.35
Match days29 January 2014 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Chris Lynn
James Muirhead
Umpires
John Ward
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Paul Wilson
Reserve Umpire
Michael Graham-Smith
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft