Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.3 got him! Chopped it on! Short and wide, went for the cut, the shot was on but a bit of inward movement did him in ultimately, a thick inside edge straight onto middle and off to give England their first breakthrough 19/1
    40.3 excellent catch by Prior! England are fighting back, the scoring had slowed down and Paine was getting restless, short outside off, goes for the slog over midwicket, gets a thin inside edge and Prior snaps it sharply behind the wicket 206/4
    8.6 gone! A hint of frustration as he had middled the last few balls but didn't find the gap, Anderson had set it up, hurled it short on middle, Ponting pulled it away disdainfully but straight into the palms of Sidebottom positioned perfectly at fine leg, two down 40/2
    39.2 gone! Flatter outside off, takes it on the half-volley and tries to slog-sweep it over deep midwicket but doesn't get hold of it, Joe Denly watches it comfortably into his hands to give England a much-needed wicket 203/3
    43.1 got him! Swinging it back in, lands on the off and nips back and Ferguson was surprised by the movement, tried to fend it away into the leg side, got an inside edge onto the pads and then onto the stumps, timely wicket for England 220/5
    47.4 But he contains the damage somewhat with a wicket! Not the best of deliveries, though, another full toss and White miscues the pull, the shot was on but it caught the top edge and Denly took a simple catch at extra cover 273/6
    49.3 but he's gone this time! Had made too much room and Sidebottom threw in a low full toss outside off, Hopes had to reach for it and ended up chipping in straight to Strauss at extra cover 288/8
    48.4 run out, it's been Anderson's day in the field, in the blockhole, dug out towards long-on, they try to come back for the second but Anderson hurls in a strong throw, what's more it's accurate, knocking out the bails at the non-striker's end to find Lee short of his ground 281/7
    not out
    not out
    22 (b 1, lb 7, w 14)
    296/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.92)
    Did not bat: NW Bracken
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Shane Watson, 4.3 ov), 2-40 (Ricky Ponting, 8.6 ov), 3-203 (Michael Hussey, 39.2 ov), 4-206 (Tim Paine, 40.3 ov), 5-220 (Callum Ferguson, 43.1 ov), 6-273 (Cameron White, 47.4 ov), 7-281 (Brett Lee, 48.4 ov), 8-288 (James Hopes, 49.3 ov)
    JM Anderson1005545.50359020
    RJ Sidebottom906517.22329140
    AD Mascarenhas1004914.90323200
    TT Bresnan906006.66246130
    GP Swann1004814.80264010
    RS Bopara201105.5061000
    0.2 gone! Strauss is surprised by the bouncer, gets his bat and glove away from it, evades the bouncer but the ball brushes the shoulder on the way to the keeper, the umpire Asad Rauf takes his time and then raises his finger, turns out it's the wrong call, an early setback for England 0/1
    10.5 Denly has to go back! Lands on a good length outside off, came down the track to take it on the half-volley and loft it over mid-off, didn't get to the pitch nor did he connect it well, got far more elevation than distance and Brett Lee did a good job taking a few steps back, maintaining a still head and watching it into his palms 45/2
    14.5 run-out, Ponting, you beauty! Short on middle, dropped short of the Australian captain at midwicket, a suicidal run considering his accurate aim, Ponting picks up and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end to find Bopara miles out of his ground 60/4
    13.6 run out, Ponting stikes! Pushed off the front foot to extra cover, Bopara sets off but then decides against the run, does so quickly and Prior, who's backed up quite a bit turns to get back to the non-striker's end, Ponting collects, takes aim and scores to find Prior inches short of his ground 59/3
    27.2 another wicket! Full outside off, had made room, his eyes lit up and he tried to clear mid-off but that was mistimed and it landed straight into the hands of Watson there stationed exactly for such a shot, only a matter of time now 114/6
    23.2 five down! Lands on a length outside off, Morgan tries to clear extra cover there, wasn't a great deal of intent in that shot, ended up slicing it straight to Hussey at deep point who held on to a simple catch 100/5
    29.4 bowled'im! Not very often that you see it happen, straying on middle and leg, Mascarenhas shuffles across to work it through square, it clips the bottom of the thigh pad and then crashes into the stumps, seven down, Australia inch their way to a 6-0 lead 125/7
    not out
    34.5 got him! Slowed it down even more this time, and it held its line as it angled towards middle and leg, Swann tried to drive it through midwicket, missed as he was a little early into the shot and the stumps took a beating 159/8
    39.2 cleaned him up! Full and straight on middle, tries to drive it past midwicket, clips the pads and crashes into the stumps, nine down now, too quick for the batsman, that 182/9
    40.6 all over! Fast and furious from round the wicket on the off stump, Anderson has no answer to that one, can't bring his bat down in time and hears the death rattle! 185/10
    14 (lb 3, nb 3, w 8)
    185 all out (41 Overs, RR: 4.51)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Andrew Strauss, 0.2 ov), 2-45 (Joe Denly, 10.5 ov), 3-59 (Matt Prior, 13.6 ov), 4-60 (Ravi Bopara, 14.5 ov), 5-100 (Eoin Morgan, 23.2 ov), 6-114 (Owais Shah, 27.2 ov), 7-125 (Dimitri Mascarenhas, 29.4 ov), 8-159 (Graeme Swann, 34.5 ov), 9-182 (Ryan Sidebottom, 39.2 ov), 10-185 (James Anderson, 40.6 ov)
    B Lee804826.00276002
    NW Bracken1004224.20302020
    PM Siddle812212.75321000
    JR Hopes903233.55321100
    NM Hauritz603806.33203111

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 7-match series 6-0

Match number


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

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Broad ruled out with knee problem

    Stuart Broad has been ruled out of England's final two one-day internationals against Australia after experiencing pain in his right knee

  • Strauss laments England's 'horror show'

    Disconsolate, grave and more than a little humiliated, Andrew Strauss stood upon the dais to a chorus of jeers and described his side's batting capitulation as a "horror show"

  • Paine sets up crushing victory

    Tim Paine's maiden one-day international century and two spectacular, direct-hit run-outs from Ricky Ponting sent England tumbling to their third heaviest all-time home defeat and a sixth consecutive loss to Australia

  • Centurion Paine slots in seamlessly

    If further proof were needed that Tim Paine was evolving into a legitimate Australian cricketer, it came when he was asked whether he harboured any sympathy for Andrew Strauss's downtrodden Englishmen

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0AJ StraussJL Denly
2nd45RS BoparaJL Denly
3rd14MJ PriorRS Bopara
4th1OA ShahRS Bopara
5th40OA ShahEJG Morgan
6th14OA ShahAD Mascarenhas
7th11AD MascarenhasTT Bresnan
8th34GP SwannTT Bresnan
9th23RJ SidebottomTT Bresnan
10th3JM AndersonTT Bresnan