Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That's 5-0 to Australia, going on 7-0. They're unstoppable right now. Ponting arrived at the crease with a clear head and played the kind of exquisite strokes which reminded you of the same batsman in his prime. All that's needed is consistency.

England let themselves down in the field, period. Too many misfields and fumbles only handed the psychological advantage to Australia. It could have been a closer contest otherwise. In the end, 299 wasn't enough.

The 6th ODI is two days away, at the same venue. It's also a day-nighter. Can England finally record that elusive win? Do join us for that. Till then, it's goodbye from me, Kanishkaa, and the rest. Cheers!

48.2
6
Sidebottom to Johnson, SIX runs, he rounds off the evening with a bottoms up and what a shot! Full toss on middle and off and one of the cleanest swings sends the ball soaring several rows over long-on, stand and deliver and Johnson can't stop smiling
48.1
0
Sidebottom to Johnson, no run, squeezes out a yorker to the on side

END OF OVER:
48 | 12 Runs | AUS: 296/6 (4 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.16, RRR: 2.00)

  • Cameron White24 (15b)
  • Mitchell Johnson12 (10b)
  • Tim Bresnan10-0-76-2
  • Ryan Sidebottom9-0-37-0
47.6
4
Bresnan to White, FOUR runs, take that! Pitched up outside the off stump and White has a free swing, in the air for a bit and well clear of mid-off
47.5
1
Bresnan to Johnson, 1 run, full on the off stump and squeezed out to cover
47.4
1
Bresnan to White, 1 run, swings it towards the pads and he easily works it away to deep square leg
47.3
2
Bresnan to White, 2 runs, low full toss on the pads and he whips it down to deep square-leg
47.2
3
Bresnan to Johnson, 3 runs, sloppy stuff, Mascarenhas lets one slip through his legs at mid-on and they pick up three
47.1
1
Bresnan to White, 1 run, quietly pushed through the line to long-on

END OF OVER:
47 | 6 Runs | AUS: 284/6 (16 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.04, RRR: 5.33)

  • Mitchell Johnson8 (8b)
  • Cameron White16 (11b)
  • Ryan Sidebottom9-0-37-0
  • Stuart Broad9-0-57-2
46.6
2
Sidebottom to Johnson, 2 runs, angled on the pads and he whips it down to deep midwicket, the ball screeches towards the boundary but Morgan makes a good attempt to cut it off
46.5
4
Sidebottom to Johnson, FOUR runs, that will release the pressure, Johnson makes a bit of room as Sidebottom gives him a hint of width, he crashes this one down to deep extra cover
46.4
0
Sidebottom to Johnson, no run, three out of three, not quite in the blockhole as the previous deliveries but still a dot ball, he gets an inside edge onto his pads
46.3
0
Sidebottom to Johnson, no run, make that two, another yorker honing in on the middle stump and there was nothing much Johnson could do with that
46.2
0
Sidebottom to Johnson, no run, Sidebottom fires in an inswinging yorker, Johnson does really well to dig it out
46.1
0
Sidebottom to Johnson, no run, Johnson nearly gives it away as a spooned drive just falls short of Rashid at extra cover

END OF OVER:
46 | 6 Runs | AUS: 278/6 (22 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.04, RRR: 5.50)

  • Mitchell Johnson2 (2b)
  • Cameron White16 (11b)
  • Stuart Broad9-0-57-2
  • Tim Bresnan9-0-64-2
45.6
1
Broad to Johnson, 1 run, good length delivery on the leg side and he glances it to fine leg
45.5
1
Broad to White, 1 run, drops it a bit short and White fends it off
45.4
0
Broad to White, no run, Broad returns over the wicket, bowls a length ball on the stumps and White defends

The offside it quite packed

45.3
0
Broad to White, no run, pushes it to the off side, dot balls are vital for England
45.2
4
Broad to White, FOUR runs, what timing! Full and wide outside off and White got enough bat on it to crash it through the covers, the sweeper had no chance
45.1
0
Broad to White, no run, yorker outside off from round the wicket, he squeezes it out to the off side

END OF OVER:
45 | 11 Runs | AUS: 272/6 (28 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.04, RRR: 5.60)

  • Cameron White11 (6b)
  • Mitchell Johnson1 (1b)
  • Tim Bresnan9-0-64-2
  • Stuart Broad8-0-51-2
44.6
1
Bresnan to White, 1 run, flicks it away towards midwicket for a single

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st45SR WatsonTD Paine
2nd31RT PontingSR Watson
3rd133RT PontingMJ Clarke
4th17RT PontingMEK Hussey
5th29RT PontingCJ Ferguson
6th6RT PontingCL White
7th41MG JohnsonCL White