Player of the Match
Player of the Match

10pm So that's a wrap from Edgbaston. On the day that Germany crashed out of the World Cup, England have sent their oldest cricketing foes home without a crumb of comfort. It's been quite the week for English sport... Next stop, it's India. See you then.

9.55pm The man of the match is Adil Rashid... "It's been okay so far, the bowlers bowled exceptionally well throughout the summer. Hard work in the nets pays off."

"Mixing it up is part of my game. Finchy was going well, but Morgs gives all the bowlers confidence. No regrets about giving up red-ball cricket. It's something I'm happy with."

9.50pm Aaron Finch is chatting to Sky... "We could have been better, England put our youngsters under pressure which is the way they've played all summer. Mitchell Swepson on debut showed the value of someone who can give it a rip. It's been a good learning curve, we've had four months since the end of the season back home, you can't come in 1% off the boil. You have to be 100% ready to go, otherwise it's a long road."

"If the role's there I'd love to do it," Finch says of the ODI captaincy... "Tim's leadership around the group was spot on."

Eoin Morgan: "Sometimes when you get off to a good start, you can take your foot off the pedal, but we kept coming as hard as we could. Crucial wickets from the guys throughout the innings."

On the pressure for places: "It's been tricky for two years now. There are guys banging down the door, the level of ambition is high... we've not quite found our combination."

"To have close to our full-strength team is very exciting, and the public enjoy watching them perform."

9.46pm Bharathvaj Deva: "Tough to decide M.O.M Butler, Rashid and Finch were brilliant... " I think it has to be Buttler this time... an England record fastest T20 fifty, which set up the game.

9.41pm It's been clinical from England. A tremendous continuation of their power-hitting approach at the top of their innings, and a ruthless closure of the contest with the ball, particularly from the leggie Adil Rashid. Aaron Finch battled gamely in a captain's knock, but it's been one-way traffic on a desperate tour for the Aussies.

Gyan: "19.3 - The commentator's curse?" 19.4 ... the commentator's vindication!

Plunkett to Stanlake, OUT, that'll do it! High on the bat this time, chipped to Morgan at cover, to complete a thumping England win!

B Stanlake c Morgan b Plunkett 7 (5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

Plunkett to Stanlake, SIX runs, in the slot and slogged over cow corner! Like Devon Malcolm at Sydney 1994! He's got levers you know!
Plunkett to Stanlake, no run, another bouncer, another air shot. Stanlake, for all his talent as a bowler, strikes me as a very traditional No.11. And hurrah for that, they are a dying breed
Plunkett to Stanlake, 1 wide, a swish down the leg side
Plunkett to Stanlake, no run, banged in short, Stanlake ducks

Plunkett to apply the coup de grace

19 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 186/9 (36 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.78, RRR: 36.00)

  • Billy Stanlake1 (1b)
  • Mitchell Swepson3 (4b)
  • David Willey4-0-31-1
  • Chris Jordan4-0-42-3
Willey to Stanlake, 1 run, wide yorker to finish, he's bowled that line very well. Chopped to point and Willey completes a fine evening's work
Willey to Swepson, 1 run, a flashing drive to deep extra cover
Willey to Tye, OUT, taking on the rope once more, but picks out the lanky Plunkett at wide long-on! Toe-ended but it had legs on it. Plunkett had to time his leap but did so with aplomb. Nearly done.

AJ Tye c Plunkett b Willey 20 (11b 0x4 2x6) SR: 181.81

Willey to Tye, SIX runs, ... but sixes still keep them alive! This one is massive, in the slot for a swing back down the ground

Fours won't suffice now for Australia...

DAvidS: "Does this count as a whitewash?" It'd be rude not to

Willey to Tye, no run, wide full toss, can't reach with a swing and a miss
Willey to Swepson, 1 run, round the wicket, right into the blockhole

Willey to finish off

18 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 177/8 (45 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.83, RRR: 22.50)

  • Andrew Tye14 (8b)
  • Mitchell Swepson1 (2b)
  • Chris Jordan4-0-42-3
  • David Willey3-0-22-0
Jordan to Tye, 2 runs, low full toss, can't do much with that, punched straight, and Jordan's day's work is done
Jordan to Swepson, 1 run, crashed hard into the covers, but just the single
Jordan to Swepson, no run, full and straight, but Swepson the debutant responds with a firm defensive push

Jordan on a hat-trick ... he won't have many better chances...

Kaushik: "Will Ashton Agar be the next Michael Bevan today? " No. Next!

Jordan to Richardson, OUT, no he can't! A grim day ends with a first-baller. A limp drive to mid-off. Sometimes there's no place to hide

KW Richardson c Hales b Jordan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Kane Richardson had a stinker in the field. Can he lamp a few now?

Jordan to Agar, OUT, bowled round the legs! Agar lined up a swish to the leg side, but Jordan responded with an arrow-straight yorker. Put a bow on it, this one is done

AC Agar b Jordan 29 (23b 3x4 1x6) SR: 126.08

Jordan to Tye, 1 run, low full toss, but arrow-straight. Morgan gathered at cover, and had time to nail his shy. That would have been out!

Jordan is back. He had a torrid first couple of overs, but recovered well

17 | 6 Runs | AUS: 173/6 (49 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 10.17, RRR: 16.33)

  • Andrew Tye11 (6b)
  • Ashton Agar29 (22b)
  • David Willey3-0-22-0
  • Adil Rashid4-0-27-3
Willey to Tye, 1 run, low full toss on a wide line once more, clothed to deep midwicket. Australia need boundaries
Willey to Agar, 1 run, wide line once more, a slower ball, clipped down the ground. This has been a fine over, and Australia's challenge is fizzling out
Willey to Tye, 1 run, swished to the leg side, finds the man at short fine leg
Willey to Agar, 1 run, turns his stance inside out in a bid to take on the three fielders on the leg side, but can't get enough bat on the ball
Willey to Agar, no run, very well targetted this time, another wide yorker, half an inch to the good

Naresh: "Agar and Tye registered their high scores today! " Well, that's something

Willey to Agar, 1 wide, wide outside off, but that looks a bit of a harsh call. Right on the guideline

Liam: "Still can't work out why finch wasn't made captain of the odi team over Paine? " I think they just needed to find a good egg in a hurry. And Paine was in the Test team, so he was the right man for the moment

Willey to Tye, 1 run, drilled out to the off side

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st17AJ FinchDJM Short
2nd16AJ FinchGJ Maxwell
3rd31AJ FinchTM Head
4th8AJ FinchAT Carey
5th0AJ FinchMP Stoinis
6th86AJ FinchAC Agar
7th16AJ TyeAC Agar
8th0KW RichardsonAJ Tye
9th10AJ TyeMJ Swepson
10th9B StanlakeMJ Swepson