Player of the Match
Player of the Match

7.10pm: Victory at The Oval - England's first over Australia at this ground since 1997 - means Alastair Cook's side take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Australia's total looked a little soft and doughy, their batsmen having not quite done enough (despite George Bailey kicking on, his crawl to 26 off 60 balls epitomised their struggles) and England executed a textbook run chase on a good surface. A whiff of controversy will cling to Morgan's successful review - Hot Spot wasn't conclusive, so the decision shouldn't have been overturned, even though he seemed confident he'd hit the ball - but Bell and Bopara were excellent and England should have got there even without their lucky No. 5. Ravi Bopara was named Man of the Match and his run-a-ball knock was just the sort of composed-but-lively innings Australia couldn't muster. There's life in the series yet, however, and the tourists will need to regroup before Edgbaston on Wednesday. We'll be back to bring you full coverage - until then, keep working on rotating the strike. Cheerio

45.4
2
Doherty to Morgan, 2 runs, tossed up, bit of room and Morgan cuts, gets a bottom edge, it beats Wade, running away behind the stumps - that'll do it, they run the two needed, and England have won by six wickets with a good, solid handful of overs to spare
45.3
0
Doherty to Morgan, no run, round the wicket, turned on the front foot to midwicket

Bopara has been putting pressure on the fielders to good effect all innings but finally ran out of luck. Is there going to be a dramatic final chapter here ...?

45.2
W
Doherty to Bopara, OUT, tossed up, tip and run to mid-off - and Brett Lee's direct hit sends Bopara back! That's a shame, he should have been there at the end, but a matchwinning [not yet, not yet] top knock from the Essex man

RS Bopara run out (Lee) 82 (129m 85b 8x4 0x6) SR: 96.47

45.1
0
Doherty to Bopara, no run, length ball outside off, tapped to point

Doughy to finish things (in all likelihood)

END OF OVER:
45 | 9 Runs | ENG: 250/3 (2 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.55, RRR: 0.40)

  • Eoin Morgan41 (38b)
  • Ravi Bopara82 (83b)
  • Clint McKay10-1-42-1
  • Brett Lee10-0-58-0
44.6
0
McKay to Morgan, no run, back of a length, on the stumps, turned to the man at short midwicket
44.5
1
McKay to Bopara, 1 run, length ball outside off, dabbed short of point

One blow will do it now ...

44.4
3
McKay to Morgan, 3 runs, pitched up on the stumps, drives in the air over mid-off, into an unpatrolled area of the pitch
44.3
0
McKay to Morgan, no run, full, slightly wide, Morgan has a slash at it but misses

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st40IR BellAN Cook
2nd41IR BellIJL Trott
3rd90IR BellRS Bopara
4th79RS BoparaEJG Morgan
5th2EJG MorganC Kieswetter