Result
5th ODI (D/N), Nottingham, Sep 15 2009, Australia tour of England and Scotland
299
(48.2/50 ov, target 300)
302/6
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Australia
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• The 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

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
England299(50 overs)
Eoin Morgan58 (41)
Joe Denly45 (68)
Australia302/6(48.2 overs)

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
Sidebottom to Johnson, no run
squeezes out a yorker to the on side
end of over 4812 runs
AUS: 296/6CRR: 6.16 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 4 from 12b
Cameron White24 (15)
Mitchell Johnson12 (10)
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 476 runs
AUS: 284/6CRR: 6.04 • RRR: 5.33 • Need 16 from 18b
Mitchell Johnson8 (8)
Cameron White16 (11)
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
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
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
Sidebottom to Johnson, no run
Sidebottom fires in an inswinging yorker, Johnson does really well to dig it out
46.1
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 466 runs
AUS: 278/6CRR: 6.04 • RRR: 5.50 • Need 22 from 24b
Mitchell Johnson2 (2)
Cameron White16 (11)
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
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
Broad to White, no run
pushes it to the off side, dot balls are vital for England
Best performances - batsmen
RT Ponting
126 runs (109)
14 fours
3 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
62 runs
7 fours
2 sixes
54102532251411
EJG Morgan
58 runs (41)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
leg glance
22 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
3581514706
Best performances - bowlers
NM Hauritz
O
10
M
0
R
54
W
2
Eco
5.40
SCJ Broad
O
9
M
0
R
57
W
2
Eco
6.33
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England and Scotland
Player Of The Match
Ricky Ponting
Series resultAustralia led the 7-match series 5-0
Match numberODI no. 2890
Season2009
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 days15 September 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Richard Kettleborough
Asad Rauf
TV Umpire
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
Steve Garratt
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama