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235dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan at the Adelaide Oval

Nerveless Woakes seals record win

Chris Woakes showed nerves of steel on his international debut to seal England a thrilling one-wicket victory at Adelaide

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
SR Watson
59(31) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 0 10 9 5 6 14 15
EJG Morgan
EJG Morgan
43(33) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 0 5 13 6 2 6 9

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
SR Watson
O4
M0
R15
W4
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MH Yardy
O4
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.05 start, First Session 19.05-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.44-22.05

Match days

12 January 2011 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 158/9 | RR: 7.90

  • Chris Woakes19 (15b)
  • Ajmal Shahzad0 (3b)
  • Shane Watson4-0-15-4
  • Brett Lee4-0-41-1

Anyhow, that's your lot for tonight. From Andrew Miller and Sahil Dutta, and Gnasher in Adelaide, it's goodnight, and see you on Friday. In the meantime, why not go and follow South Africa and India in Durban.

Woakes is sounding very calm and collected after his matchwinning effort - "never in doubt" he says. Collingwood says it was Andy Flower's call to push him up the order after "looking good in the nets". Which goes to show, that phrase isn't always an empty platitude.

Of Watson's assault on Swann, "that was pure hitting" says Collingwood. But the team did well to haul it back in.

Cameron White, on his first day of captaincy, says: "We weren't far away, but one or two things weren't 100%". Watson, meanwhile, is getting used to looking crestfallen after England games. "It was nice to contribute the way I did, but it doesn't matter how you perform if you don't get the team over the line."

As an Ipswich boy, Watson admits the Queensland floods have been at the front of his mind all week. The Adelaide crowd raised A$24,899 tonight, which will help.

The jubilation in England's dug-out was unbridled. They really really do care about winning everything at the moment. All that talk about the Ashes not being the be-all-and-end-all, it's actually possible to believe it.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Adelaide's Bradman Stand press box, Gnasher is having kittens as he writes, rewrites and rewrites again a match report that was looking so routine for 15 overs. It will appear here

Wow. That was epic. That is England's eighth successive Twenty20 victory, which is a new record for the format, and they are also unbeaten in all formats for 16 series and counting, regardless of what happens in the second match on Friday.

Spare a thought for poor Watto - 59 from 31 balls and 4 for 15, and he still couldn't finish on the right side. It's not been his season, clearly.

19.6
1
Watson to Woakes, 1 run, up to the pads, swished up and over midwicket, that's the winning run, and welcome to international cricket, Chris Woakes. He looks the part, on that showing

Paine is up to the stumps, everyone is on the one

England's bench thought they'd won there!

19.5
2
Watson to Woakes, 2 runs, cracking stroke! Firmly carved out to deep point, they rush back for two, and the scores are tied

The tension is palpable, as White juggles his field

19.4
1lb
Watson to Shahzad, 1 leg bye, he's off the strike, first job done. A cutter again, deflects off the thigh pad out to gully

He's been on the bench all through the Ashes, now ... is this his moment?

19.3
0
Watson to Shahzad, no run, full and straight, driven back to the bowler
19.2
0
Watson to Shahzad, no run, excellent delivery, a cutter, and Shahzad looks for the single but it's not there

Shahzad needs to get off the strike, first and foremost, and let the debutant Woakes sort things out

19.1
W
Watson to Swann, OUT, that's the way to lose it! Swann went for glory, with a hoist through the leg-side, but he's bowled middle stump!

GP Swann b Watson 6 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16IR BellSM Davies
2nd33IR BellKP Pietersen
3rd14PD CollingwoodKP Pietersen
4th36PD CollingwoodEJG Morgan
5th5LJ WrightEJG Morgan
6th26TT BresnanEJG Morgan
7th0MH YardyTT Bresnan
8th11TT BresnanCR Woakes
9th13GP SwannCR Woakes
10th4A ShahzadCR Woakes