Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.1 dug in short again, tried tries to pull and Hughes has got a huge top edge - it loops to midwicket and Jordan leaps in the air to celebrate his first England wicket! Think Hughes was beaten for pace, the bottom hand came off the handle and he knew where this was going as soon as he connnected - poor Pippy, it's been a long few months 13/1
    9.4 fullish, bit of width and Finch is tempted, doesn't get over a square drive and picks out Morgan first ball after the resumption! Not sure what Finch was thinking there, he surely could have done with a sighter, didn't need to go after that delivery but he's thrown away a promising start and the England players are singing in the post-rain 48/2
    44.4 steps away, swings the arms ... and nicks off! There'll be a few sighs of relief on the England balcony, as Watson was just threatening to take the game away again. He was looking to hit down the ground here but it wasn't quite full enough, Watson played down slightly the wrong line, small deflection and comfortably held 282/7
    9.5 and he's gloved his first ball behind, a golden duck for Wade! This is quackers, we've had a brief interruption and Australia have come out and lost two in two! Stokes beat Wade for pace with the bouncer, it was a touch leg side, again could have been ignored but the new batsman chased it, clear flick of glove and Stokes has another 48/3
    31.6 another chance to mid-off, Pietersen's there this time and takes the catch as Clarke splices a pull stroke. Tried to open up the off side again did Clarke but didn't become a great position from which to play a pull stroke, perhaps got hurried by Jordan and got nowhere near enough on the stroke and it looped to Pietersen who showed Rankin how to do it 211/4
    35.2 Bailey sweeps and misses, Buttler nudges off the bails and trots away to celebrate with Root - he seems pretty certain but the umpires send it upstairs to check. And the evidence is pretty clear, Bailey's foot stayed grounded just beyond his crease, he made no effort to get it back, so must have lost his bearings... This is going to be out, Root has done the trick, in slightly bizarre circumstances 221/5
    40.3 edged and gone, caught at the wicket with Buttler plunging to his right! Bit of a nothing stroke from Voges, half forward and attempting a little push, the ball kissed the edge and just about carried through 244/6
    48.4 slightly back of a length and darting across Faulkner, Buttler throws himself down the leg side to take a sharp catch - was there a bit of glove on that? Umpire Dar thinks so but Faulkner immediately reviews. He thinks it flicked his sweater - and it did, but not before tickling the inside edge of the bat, Hot Spot clearly shows the mark and the decision is upheld. England have another 294/9
    44.6 tries to turn to leg again, leading edge and gone, caught and bowled! Stokes has five-for! Johnson departs with alacrity, having made just a couple, and England have now claimed 5 for 73 in 13 overs (which would look a whole lot better without that Watson assault on Root) 284/8
    49.1 McKay steps to leg, Rankin follows him and the slog across the line goes up in the air, to be safely pouched by the man coming in from deep square leg! Boyd Rankin, the pick of the attack, has a wicket at last and Australia have been bowled out for less than 300 298/10
    not out
    19 (lb 10, w 9)
    298 all out (49.1 Overs, RR: 6.06)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Phillip Hughes, 3.1 ov), 2-48 (Aaron Finch, 9.4 ov), 3-48 (Matthew Wade, 9.5 ov), 4-211 (Michael Clarke, 31.6 ov), 5-221 (George Bailey, 35.2 ov), 6-244 (Adam Voges, 40.3 ov), 7-282 (Shane Watson, 44.4 ov), 8-284 (Mitchell Johnson, 44.6 ov), 9-294 (James Faulkner, 48.4 ov), 10-298 (Clint McKay, 49.1 ov)
    WB Rankin9.112612.83392010
    CJ Jordan1005135.10407060
    BA Stokes1006156.10327100
    RS Bopara1005405.40315100
    JC Tredwell403809.5073200
    JE Root605819.66115320
    12.5 full and straight, wraps Carberry on the pads, huge cry for lbw, not out given but Clarke goes for the review. I reckon this is a good effort, Carberry got a long way down the pitch but it did look straight as he missed playing across it. No mark on Hot Spot and Hawk Eye has it crashing into middle stump, good review and Carberry is gone. He tried to shuffle across and create some angle for himself but missed. That he was down the track and possibly outside the line created enough doubt for Rob Bailey but the review proved it was a good shout 50/2
    0.4 forward just outside off, comes off the pad, cry for lbw, was outside the line, it runs past Matthew Wade and Carberry sprints through for a leg bye, Pietersen is very slow taking off and is well short of his ground as the throw comes into the bowler's end. Another calamitous run out involving these two and Pietersen is gone for a duck! Just what Australia wanted 1/1
    15.5 full and wide of off stump, Root pokes at it without moving his feet and gets a thick inside edge onto his middle stump and that ends a very average innings from Root, he's looked rather out of touch today and played a poor stroke there. On a better day that would have been driven handsomely through the covers but a tentative prod has seen a thick inside edge smash into middle stump 64/3
    25.1 slides the ball across the advancing Morgan and Wade completes a simple stumping! Big wicket for Voges, that could well be the game. The bowler maybe saw him coming, Voges tossed it a little wider, beat the outside edge and the rest is a Michael Jackson LP 103/5
    16.5 drops one short, there's a direct hit... and Wright is run out, brilliant bit of work from Bailey! Wright is guilty of ball watching here, Bailey swooped in from the covers, threw on the move, only a stump and a half to aim at but the contact is just enough to nudge the bails off and Wright didn't run his bat in. If he has, it would have been mighty close 68/4
    39.1 steps to leg and slaps straight to extra cover and now England are dead. Bopara nailed it, creamed it right out of the meat of the bat but couldn't evade extra-cover who's taken a very sharp chance at head height with two hands, a cold night is not the time for those chances but that was very well held. Bopara can't believe it because he couldn't have timed that any better but he's got to go and two wickets at the start of spells have killed any hope England still had 197/7
    38.1 full and straight through him stumps parted and a killer blow for England, think Buttler just played around one, done by the angle perhaps. It was around the wicket from Faulkner, angled in to the stumps and Buttler tried to swing it down the ground and missed, is that England's last chance walking off? 195/6
    46.5 tries the ramp, it was another excellent yorker, it was a little too far outside off, tried to steer it over the off side in the end but just ended up chipping a catch to Clarke who pouched the simplest of chances gleefully 240/9
    45.6 swung over the leg side, big stroke but not big enough and George Bailey, who has enjoyed an outstanding day in the field, has taken the catch a yard inside the boundary. It sounded, and looked, a pretty good slug from Jordan but they're pretty decent boundaries at the Ageas and that needed a bit more tap 236/8
    not out
    47.6 not that it matter because Rankin has swung and missed at the next delivery, lost his off stump and that's the game. Ahmed take the final wicket with a floaty legspinner that Rankin swung across and missed completely 249/10
    14 (b 3, lb 5, w 6)
    249 all out (48 Overs, RR: 5.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Kevin Pietersen, 0.4 ov), 2-50 (Michael Carberry, 12.5 ov), 3-64 (Joe Root, 15.5 ov), 4-68 (Luke Wright, 16.5 ov), 5-103 (Eoin Morgan, 25.1 ov), 6-195 (Jos Buttler, 38.1 ov), 7-197 (Ravi Bopara, 39.1 ov), 8-236 (Chris Jordan, 45.6 ov), 9-240 (Ben Stokes, 46.5 ov), 10-249 (Boyd Rankin, 47.6 ov)
    CJ McKay915406.00257000
    MG Johnson1012122.10470040
    JP Faulkner903834.22313000
    Fawad Ahmed705117.28135000
    AC Voges402516.25102010
    SR Watson905215.77213110

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 5-match series 2-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

16 September 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Watson leads Australia to winning finish

    Shane Watson saved his best until last to enable Australia to end their almost four-month stay in England with silverware as they wrapped up the NatWest Series

  • Series win means a lot to team - Clarke

    It was fitting for a one-day series that has felt distinctly un-loved that Michael Clarke was presented with his trophy in front of a near empty Ageas Bowl on a chilly September evening

  • Old hand Carberry fights for chance

    Michael Carberry came to international cricket late and endured a tough induction but was able to draw on a well of experience to prove his ability

  • Clarke doubtful as back problem flares

    Michael Clarke's career-long back problem has flared up again towards the final days of Australia's tour of England, leaving in doubtful for the deciding one-day international at the Ageas Bowl

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1MA CarberryKP Pietersen
49MA CarberryJE Root
14EJG MorganJE Root
4LJ WrightEJG Morgan
35RS BoparaEJG Morgan
92RS BoparaJC Buttler
2RS BoparaBA Stokes
39CJ JordanBA Stokes
4JC TredwellBA Stokes
9JC TredwellWB Rankin