Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.3 terrific stuff from Anderson, and he needs three balls to strike, excellent delivery again, short of a length, bouncing and straightening just outside off, Finch is hopping as he prods from the crease and the ball carries nicely to first slip 0/1
    6.1 uh oh, this has jumped from a good length, Warner was half forward looking to punch on the up and he had no time or room to adjust, only manages to awkwardly pop a dolly to point 33/2
    17.4 has Buttler recovered in time to make the stumping? Smith walked out looking to work it to the leg side, missed, but it also popped out of Buttler's gloves, the keeper picked it up on the bounce, Smith seemed to think it was a lost cause trying to make his ground, then saw some hope, but it was too late to ground his bat in, out by some inches as Buttler broke the stumps, yet again, Moeen Ali produces a massive wicket 60/4
    11.6 and he's gone next ball, that short leg coming into play for Broad, who bangs it in short, Bailey is hopping and fending in hope, eyes off the ball, no that it has bounced too much, but he is completely taken by surprise, and short leg is in the right place at the right time 46/3
    40.6 oh dear, whatever the format, he seems to have a thing for the 90s, backs away to leg and swings at a short ball, the top edge is taken safely by the keeper as he moves a few steps to his left, 95 off 98 on this pitch, take a bow Glenn Maxwell 201/5
    43.1 gone trying to sneak in the second, and it is the big wicket of Marsh, Haddin guided this shortish ball to third man, Anderson is there, they try to take him on for the second, not a wise decision, the throw is fired straight at the keeper, who scores a direct hit at the non-striker's, catching Marsh way short 217/6
    44.6 and after that run out, Haddin has slapped this straight and loopy to midwicket on the edge of the circle, wanted to pull, had to really drag it as it came off slowly and bounced, ends up as a simple catch 224/7
    not out
    49.3 Johnson departs, backs away and swings hard, the length ball soars way up and comes down at extra cover 269/8
    not out
    7 (b 1, lb 3, w 3)
    278/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.56)
    Did not bat: JR Hazlewood
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Aaron Finch, 0.3 ov), 2-33 (David Warner, 6.1 ov), 3-46 (George Bailey, 11.6 ov), 4-60 (Steven Smith, 17.4 ov), 5-201 (Glenn Maxwell, 40.6 ov), 6-217 (Mitchell Marsh, 43.1 ov), 7-224 (Brad Haddin, 44.6 ov), 8-269 (Mitchell Johnson, 49.3 ov)
    JM Anderson1023823.80415000
    CR Woakes1008908.903111410
    SCJ Broad1015535.50328010
    ST Finn1005315.30367110
    MM Ali1003913.90313000
    10.3 and out of nowhere, he comes up with a snorter on target, Moeen can only fend this to wide slip, short ball, climbing steeply on off, Moeen can't avoid that, tries to ride the bounce and survive, fails 46/3
    3.3 super reaction from Haddin after a peach from Hazlewood, hits the track short of a length, just about holds the line, bang on the line of the stumps too, Bell has to play, and Haddin sticks out a hand as he falls to his right to pouch it 18/1
    8.1 Johnson strikes, via a sharp take from Maxwell, Taylor reaches for the drive at a good length delivery leaving him on the angle, he can't keep it down, Maxwell goes down on his left and stretches to take it low at backward point, they check for the no ball, it is tight, but it is settled in favour of the bowler 35/2
    19.1 and he breaks through immediately, it is his day, what a delivery first up, no warm up business, yorker, full and straight, Root misses with the clip, pad is in the way of the stumps, agrees the umpire, that is taking out middle 71/5
    10.4 Johnson all over England, yet again, captain has left his first ball which has crashed into off stump, good length delivery, holds the line, Morgan makes a late decision to let it go, and pays for it instantly 46/4
    38.2 that is the end of whatever Bopara was doing, skips down the track, isn't to the pitch, and mishits to extra cover, Maxwell has a chance to claim five now 160/9
    24.1 Maxwell not only hits reverse sweeps, he also gets batsmen on the shot, Pat Cummins the substitute at short third man, throws himself forward to take it low, helps that he is quite tall, of course 98/6
    24.2 and now he is on a hat-trick too, Glenn Maxwell, how soft is this, Woakes has leaned forward and just popped back this offbreak straight to the bowler, horror game for Woakes this, 0 for 89, and now this 98/7
    28.6 but he departs next ball, it is the slog sweep again, this time he has connected, only as far as deep midwicket, another fine take there from substitute Cummins 130/8
    39.1 it is Hazlewood who ends the innings with a yorker on middle stump, Finn backs away, and swings in vain 166/10
    not out
    18 (lb 8, w 10)
    166 all out (39.1 Overs, RR: 4.23)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Ian Bell, 3.3 ov), 2-35 (James Taylor, 8.1 ov), 3-46 (Moeen Ali, 10.3 ov), 4-46 (Eoin Morgan, 10.4 ov), 5-71 (Joe Root, 19.1 ov), 6-98 (Jos Buttler, 24.1 ov), 7-98 (Chris Woakes, 24.2 ov), 8-130 (Stuart Broad, 28.6 ov), 9-160 (Ravi Bopara, 38.2 ov), 10-166 (Steven Finn, 39.1 ov)
    MA Starc704005.71277030
    JR Hazlewood6.121322.10301000
    MG Johnson722733.85323110
    MR Marsh701802.57270020
    GJ Maxwell904645.11293130
    JP Faulkner2.311114.40102000
    AJ Finch0.30306.0000000

Match Details


England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 2014/15 Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11.20 start, First Session 11.20-14.50 Interval 14.50-15.35, Second Session 15.35-19.05

Match days

1 February 2015 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Steel without the snarl

    Those suggesting this England team are soft have confused overt displays of aggression with inner strength

  • England progress in patches

    There were numerous significant contributions during England's run to the tri-series final but they still have one or two issues with the World Cup looming

  • Johnson not coveting new ball

    Mitchell Johnson is open to bowling first change for Australia during the World Cup as the best way to balance his speed and menace with the new-ball swing of Mitchell Starc

  • Glenn Maxwell powers Australia to title with strong allround display

    A strong all-round display from, Glenn Maxwell, helped Australia beat England by 112-run margin to clinch the Carlton Mid ODI Tri-series title on Sunday.

  • Bopara's role causing England problems

    The scoreline in the final may not suggest it, but England have made progress in Australia. However, their death bowling and Ravi Bopara's role at No. 6 remain significant concerns ahead of the World Cup

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st18IR BellMM Ali
2nd17MM AliJWA Taylor
3rd11MM AliJE Root
4th0EJG MorganJE Root
5th25RS BoparaJE Root
6th27RS BoparaJC Buttler
7th0RS BoparaCR Woakes
8th32RS BoparaSCJ Broad
9th30RS BoparaST Finn
10th6JM AndersonST Finn