Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    20.4 that's the end of Strauss, Lee strikes, a short of length ball around middle, Strauss was initially looking to pull that to square leg, then decides to play with a straight bat, the ball loops off the bat towards midwicket where Clarke is waiting 131/3
    12.1 and that's exactly what Hussey has produced. Davies' lottery run comes to an end. Hussey's speared this in off a round-arm, flat from wide of the crease, round the wicket, and it straightens past an attempted mow through cow corner and clattered into the furniture. Australia will breathe easier now. 90/1
    14.2 a smart catch from Haddin ends Trott's innings, a short of length ball pitches outside off and turns in gently, Trott is on the back foot quickly and looks to guide it towards third man, gets an outside edge and Haddin snaps it up, Hussey helping Australia pull things back, not doing his World Cup chances any harm here 100/2
    43.4 superb work from Johnson, Pietersen's run-out, massive blow for England, Johnson might be having a tough time with the ball, but don't question his footballing skills, he bangs in a short ball, Bresnan looks to pull it, he misses and the ball hits him on the chest and rolls to the leg side, KP is very keen on a single and calls Bresnan though, Johnson races towards the ball and right-foots it onto the stumps, catching Pietersen well short 257/7
    30.1 soft dismissal that, Smith has struck, a length ball, Bell was looking to chip it inside-out over extra cover, he doesn't get the height he wanted, ends up hitting it towards Clarke at extra cover, a threatening partnership has been broken 174/4
    32.5 Smith has another, a short of length ball, Morgan played that off the back foot after making room, he jabs it hard but in the air and towards White at short cover, White dives to his right to snap that up, that's another wicket and Australia are the team with the edge now, England have frittered that powerful start, Pietersen needs to play a big innings now 186/5
    39.4 finally Yardy perishes to the pull, he has mishit several of them today, this time he gets hold of it and it carries only as far as Michael Hussey at deep midwicket 236/6
    46.2 short and outside off, Bresnan looks to slash that one, gets a top-edge which sails to Doherty at third man, Lee is thrilled as he thought he had Davies caught at third man earlier before replays showed he had overstepped, no such worries this time 271/8
    47.5 and another catch for Doherty, can England play out the 50 overs? there have inly one wicket left now as Swann holes out, a slower ball from Johnson, Swann looks to clear the in-field but can't chip it past Doherty at mid-on 278/9
    not out
    49.4 the end of the innings, Tremlett had cleared the front leg to attempt another monster hit, it was a short of length ball from Johnson, takes the top edge and goes through at a nice height to Haddin 294/10
    18 (b 2, lb 1, nb 1, w 14)
    294 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 5.91)
    Fall of wickets: 1-90 (Steven Davies, 12.1 ov), 2-100 (Jonathan Trott, 14.2 ov), 3-131 (Andrew Strauss, 20.4 ov), 4-174 (Ian Bell, 30.1 ov), 5-186 (Eoin Morgan, 32.5 ov), 6-236 (Michael Yardy, 39.4 ov), 7-257 (Kevin Pietersen, 43.4 ov), 8-271 (Tim Bresnan, 46.2 ov), 9-278 (Graeme Swann, 47.5 ov), 10-294 (Chris Tremlett, 49.4 ov)
    B Lee904324.77343131
    DE Bollinger905716.33233040
    DJ Hussey604227.00153200
    MG Johnson7.405326.91195150
    SR Watson804405.50194000
    XJ Doherty704005.71141100
    SPD Smith301224.00101000
    not out
    19.4 slog sweep from Haddin, and he's picked out Shahzad at deep square leg! There's the breakthrough for England. The partnership is broken at 110, and Haddin departs for 39. It's not been the best knock from him, but he was doing a job and ticking along quite efficiently with Watson. 110/1
    38.5 chipped straight to cover! England strike, Clarke departs. Bresnan went full as Clarke stepped away to try and open up the off side, he drove well but in the air and Shahzad didn't have to move, just sticking his hands up to hold the catch. 213/2
    39.5 a wild slash from Smith, a good, diving catch from Yardy at short third man! The ball was full and he tried to go over the off side in typical fashion, but a thick edge flew to Yardy, who tumbled to his left and held on well. 220/3
    42.3 slower ball, chipped in the air and Tremlett takes the catch at square leg! The match turns again, this could change everything. A quick innings from Hussey but Australia still want 51 and there could be a few jitters in the dressing room now 244/4
    not out
    10 (lb 6, nb 1, w 3)
    297/4 (49.1 Overs, RR: 6.04)
    Fall of wickets: 1-110 (Brad Haddin, 19.4 ov), 2-213 (Michael Clarke, 38.5 ov), 3-220 (Steven Smith, 39.5 ov), 4-244 (Michael Hussey, 42.3 ov)
    TT Bresnan1007127.10297121
    CT Tremlett1006706.70256000
    A Shahzad9.105115.56314210
    MH Yardy905305.88202200
    GP Swann1004214.20292000
    IJL Trott10707.0000000

Match Details


England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 7-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50 Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05

Match days

16 January 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st110BJ HaddinSR Watson
2nd103MJ ClarkeSR Watson
3rd7SR WatsonSPD Smith
4th24MEK HusseySR Watson
5th53SR WatsonCL White