Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That's it from us today. We've been Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson. Thanks for bearing with us through our technical glitches. Join us then from 0300 GMT on Sunday for the showdown between Australia and New Zealand at Melbourne.

Okay, so Australia had their foot off the pedal and their eyes on bigger contests, but it was still a worthy performance nonetheless. It was set up by Ed Joyce's maiden ODI century, and sealed by some tidy bowling from Liam Plunkett in particular.

Andrew Symonds will not bat, and so England, believe it or not, have achieved the unachievable, and beaten Australia by the hefty margin of 92 runs! That even means a bonus point, to put a teeny bit of pressure on the Kiwis ...

38.5
W
Plunkett to Clark, OUT, Bell has sealed it with a run-out! Pushed on to the back foot, Tait was slow to start running, and Bell swooped from cover to ping down the stumps!

SW Tait run out (Bell) 11 (6m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 110.00

38.4
0
Plunkett to Clark, no run, full on off stump this time, pushed out to cover
38.3
1lb
Plunkett to Tait, 1 leg bye, turned to fine leg to bring up the 200
38.2
0
Plunkett to Tait, no run, backing away, and squared up as well, all in the same shot. A good old-fashioned tail-end tangle
38.1
0
Plunkett to Tait, no run, pushed onto the back foot again. Played out to cover

END OF OVER:
38 | 12 Runs | AUS: 199/8 (94 runs required from 11.1 overs, RR: 5.23, RRR: 7.83)

  • Stuart Clark15 (21b)
  • Shaun Tait11 (7b)
  • Monty Panesar10-0-64-1
  • Liam Plunkett9-1-24-3

The end of Panesar's spell, and his figures are worse than his efforts deserve. He kept things quiet when Australia were still in the hunt

37.6
0
Panesar to Clark, no run, drawn onto the front foot, and defended into the gully.
37.5
1
Panesar to Tait, 1 run, slapped out to cover point
37.4
0
Panesar to Tait, no run, beaten outside off stump, though he was swinging hard
37.3
6
Panesar to Tait, SIX runs, and so was that, with knobs on! VAST six, slapped way, way over cow corner! That was tossed up at less than 100kph (56mph). He might spear the rest in
37.2
4
Panesar to Tait, FOUR runs, mowed down the ground! That was a good old-fashioned tail-end biff!
37.1
1
Panesar to Clark, 1 run, full length and flashed just wide of Andrew Strauss at short midwicket

END OF OVER:
37 | (wicket maiden) | AUS: 187/8 (106 runs required from 11.1 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 8.15)

  • Shaun Tait0 (3b)
  • Stuart Clark14 (19b)
  • Liam Plunkett9-1-24-3
  • Monty Panesar9-0-52-1
36.6
0
Plunkett to Tait, no run, retreats to leg again, and edged down to the gully
36.5
0
Plunkett to Tait, no run, pushed onto the back foot, played out to cover
36.4
0
Plunkett to Tait, no run, good line and length

"Warwick Harry, you are only tormenting yourself," roars Bizza. "Australia are a shambles. Sack the coach, sack the captain. The team is an embarrassment. The lions have roared all over your country and there is no hiding place for the losers in green (not even canary yellow anymore...!) The Aussie cricket team have let their country down!" You tell em Bizza

36.3
W
Plunkett to McGrath, OUT, GONE! McGrath steps across his stumps, Plunkett raps him on the kneeroll, Harper raises his finger. Easy as pie, and England are almost home and hosed!

GD McGrath lbw b Plunkett 1 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

36.2
0
Plunkett to McGrath, no run, outside off stump again, McGrath fishes and misses
36.1
0
Plunkett to McGrath, no run, appreciation from Nixon as the ball thuds into his gloves

Here's Liam Plunkett for another burst, with Jon Lewis - he who is unfit to play - out on the field! As well as the ill Paul Collingwood. We'll be seeing Vaughan and Pietersen out there next

END OF OVER:
36 | 6 Runs | AUS: 187/7 (106 runs required from 11.1 overs, RR: 5.19, RRR: 7.57)

  • Stuart Clark14 (19b)
  • Glenn McGrath1 (4b)
  • Monty Panesar9-0-52-1
  • Andrew Flintoff8-0-47-1
35.6
4
Panesar to Clark, FOUR runs, shot! A firm thud over midwicket, and Panesar has leaked another boundary off the last ball of the over
35.5
1
Panesar to McGrath, 1 run, off the mark to huge applause from his Sydney faithful!
35.4
0
Panesar to McGrath, no run, watchfully defended

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0ML HaydenAC Gilchrist
2nd4ML HaydenBJ Hodge
3rd41ML HaydenMJ Clarke
4th71ML HaydenA Symonds
5th14A SymondsMEK Hussey
5th7MEK HusseyCL White
6th23NW BrackenCL White
7th20SR ClarkNW Bracken
8th7GD McGrathSR Clark
9th13SR ClarkSW Tait