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204dThe Bulletin by Alex Brown at Trent Bridge

Ponting masterclass secures another win

Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke provided Australia with a solid platform from which to pursue England's first innings total of 299

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RT Ponting
126(109) 14x4 - 3x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 62 runs
  • 7x4 - 2x6
5 4 10 25 32 25 14 11
EJG Morgan
EJG Morgan
58(41) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 22 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
3 5 8 15 14 7 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

NM Hauritz
O10
M0
R54
W2
Eco5.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SCJ Broad
SCJ Broad
O9
M0
R57
W2
Eco6.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 7-match series 5-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

15 September 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

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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

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