Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    18.5 gone! There's the breakthrough for England, Watson gets a leading edge back to Collingwood as he tries to work through the leg side and it's a dolly of a catch. Clever bowling from Collingwood 93/2
    2.6 terrible run! Dabbed to backward point and Watson calls him through, but Collingwood's quick onto it and has all three pegs to aim at, running out Paine by at least two yards! 11/1
    24.2 short, faster delivery whipped down to fine leg and they come back for two. Swann sends in a very good and fast throw as White comes back for a dangerous second, and he's well short as Prior smashes down the stumps! Terrific fielding from Swann; poor running and calling from Australia 111/3
    42.3 down the wicket, tries to drive down the ground but is squared up, the ball eventually squeezing low to Shah at cover who dives forward to make a good, tackling catch 190/4
    not out
    47.2 what a comeback that is! Quicker, much fuller and straighter. Hussey tried to open the face and guide him out square, but lost his middle stump 237/5
    not out
    7 (lb 3, w 4)
    260/5 (50 Overs, RR: 5.2)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Tim Paine, 2.6 ov), 2-93 (Shane Watson, 18.5 ov), 3-111 (Cameron White, 24.2 ov), 4-190 (Michael Clarke, 42.3 ov), 5-237 (Michael Hussey, 47.2 ov)
    JM Anderson703505.00254010
    SCJ Broad915205.77267000
    RJ Sidebottom704816.85175030
    LJ Wright10909.0032000
    AU Rashid1003703.70322000
    PD Collingwood904725.22244000
    GP Swann702904.14181000
    4.3 gone! there's the breakthrough for Australia, Strauss flashes hard outside off and sends a comfortable catch to Cameron White at slip, who bounces it in front of his face. The width was on offer for Strauss and the cut is a strong shot 22/1
    28.3 Hauritz gets the breakthrough...a nice piece of bowling as he flights the ball past the outside edge and Bopara drags his foot outside the crease. Bopara knows he's out as Paine whips off the bails and is almost off the ground by the time the third umpire confirms the decision 124/3
    20.1 that's gone! Prior goes for the reverse sweep and is well caught a short third man...that was a pretty needless shot in the circumstances, with these two having set a platform, and Prior hangs his head before walking off 83/2
    37.3 a nurdle off his pads for a single. Or two? Er, no, he's out - he's not just stepped on the stumps, he's trampled on them as though his leg stump was Joe Denly's left knee. Gone! What a calamitous way for him to depart 161/4
    39.5 excellent catch by Watson, really excellent! Collingwood goes on the pull to one outside the off stump, but he mistimes it. Watson had to make a big leap but he, on the other hand, timed it perfectly to pluck it out of the air! Great stuff 168/5
    46.4 it all happened there! Run out off a no-ball! Wright moved across his stumps to try and flick it through short fine leg, misses the ball and sets off for a bye. Paine hits with his throw and Wright is well out...Wright checks if he is out, the umpire confirms the news. You can be run out off a no-ball, but not stumped 224/7
    41.3 another one goes, banged in on off stump, Broad tries to upper-cut it over point but instead just lobs a catch to Clarke inside the circle and Australia are scenting the win here 178/6
    not out
    47.4 another goes and Australia close in, a slower ball from Watson and Swann gets a thick outside edge as he swings hard. A regulation catch for Paine who has had an excellent day with the gloves after his earlier run out for a duck 229/8
    not out
    16 (b 3, nb 3, w 10)
    256/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.12)
    Did not bat: JM Anderson
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Andrew Strauss, 4.3 ov), 2-83 (Matt Prior, 20.1 ov), 3-124 (Ravi Bopara, 28.3 ov), 4-161 (Owais Shah, 37.3 ov), 5-168 (Paul Collingwood, 39.5 ov), 6-178 (Stuart Broad, 41.3 ov), 7-224 (Luke Wright, 46.4 ov), 8-229 (Graeme Swann, 47.4 ov)
    B Lee906517.22279023
    NW Bracken1004804.80325000
    MG Johnson702433.42282020
    JR Hopes511402.80191000
    NM Hauritz904424.88252040
    MJ Clarke401804.5091000
    SR Watson604016.66112120

Match Details


England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 7-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45

Match days

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Rashid maturity impresses Aussies

    Ever since he claimed six wickets on debut for Yorkshire at Scarborough in 2006, Adil Rashid has been the coming man of English cricket

  • Ferguson settling into key role

    Callum Ferguson is still new to international cricket but is rapidly becoming a stable and reliable presence in Australia's changing batting line-up

  • Timing the key for Clarke's future

    Michael Clarke may be the captain in waiting, but Australia need to ensure he rediscovers his hustle at the crease before leading full-time in one-day cricket

  • Tense finish hides dour contest

    The ECB has taken it upon itself to destroy 50-over cricket, and they really do have a point. For 92 out of 100 overs, this was as awful as any international contest can be

  • Strauss expects another gripper

    Andrew Strauss's first day back at the scene of his greatest triumph as England captain was spent fielding inquiries about the state of Joe Denly's knee, while defending his team against accusations of foolishness for persisting with their habit of playin

England 2nd innings Partnerships

22AJ StraussRS Bopara
61MJ PriorRS Bopara
41OA ShahRS Bopara
37PD CollingwoodOA Shah
7PD CollingwoodLJ Wright
10LJ WrightSCJ Broad
46LJ WrightAU Rashid
5GP SwannAU Rashid
27RJ SidebottomAU Rashid