result
1st ODI, Lord's, Jun 29 2012, Australia tour of England and Ireland
272/5
(50 ov, target 273)257/9
England won by 15 runs
Player Of The Match
89* (63)
eoin-morgan
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• The Report by David Hopps

Morgan stars for all-round England

First blood in the NatWest series went to England, but the match felt closer than the final 15-run margin would indicate

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Scores: Sanjay Murari
Comms: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
England272/5(50 overs)
Australia257/9(50 overs)
end of over 505 runs
AUS: 257/9CRR: 5.14 
Brett Lee29 (21)
Xavier Doherty6 (11)
Steven Finn 10-0-47-2
Stuart Broad 10-0-47-2

So England win by 15 runs and beat Australia at Lord's for the first time since 1997. Eoin Morgan's innings setting up a solid total that they have defended comfortably in the end...Still four games to come in this series starting on Sunday at The Oval, join us then for all the best live coverage but goodbye for now...

49.6
Finn to Lee, no run

another huge swing and a miss

Final ball of the match...

49.5
2
Finn to Lee, 2 runs

slapped into the off side the come back for two

49.4
Finn to Lee, no run

length ball, a heave and a miss and England have all but won

49.3
1
Finn to Doherty, 1 run

inside edge behind square on the leg side to a length ball

Three sixes and a one required...

49.2
1
Finn to Lee, 1 run

length ball drilled down the ground

Five fours needs...

49.1
1
Finn to Doherty, 1 run

steps to leg, gets hit on the body, they charge a run, Finn can't hit the bowler's end stump so they take a run

So Finn to bowl the last over of the game, with 21 to win, this would be something outrageous for Australia to pull this off...

end of over 497 runs
AUS: 252/9CRR: 5.14 RRR: 21.00
Brett Lee26 (17)
Xavier Doherty4 (9)
Stuart Broad 10-0-47-2
Graeme Swann 10-0-47-0
48.6
Broad to Lee, no run

Broad follows Lee's shuffle to leg and gets it through his legs

Find the fence Brett...

48.5
1
Broad to Doherty, 1 run

outside off, slapped off an inside edge just wide of the bowler

48.4
Broad to Doherty, no run

off stump and blocked into cover

Still just about alive the Aussies...an edged four would make it interesting...

48.4
1w
Broad to Doherty, 1 wide

wide outside off and that's a wide

48.3
3
Broad to Lee, 3 runs

a heave towards the leg side goes straight through Steve Finn on the 45, they take three out to the long leg boundary, Finn does well to save second time around

26 from 10...

48.2
1
Broad to Doherty, 1 run

slapped down the ground to long off

48.1
1
Broad to Lee, 1 run

back of a length, tucked to backward square leg and that should win the game with Douherty on strike

28 from 12 balls, still in touch Australia, needs some heaving though...Broad to bowl his last...

end of over 486 runs
AUS: 245/9CRR: 5.10 RRR: 14.00
Xavier Doherty2 (6)
Brett Lee22 (14)
Graeme Swann 10-0-47-0
Tim Bresnan 10-0-54-2
47.6
Swann to Doherty, no run

blocked on off stump

47.5
1
Swann to Lee, 1 run

length and pushed down the ground to long on

47.4
4
Swann to Lee, FOUR runs

fired in and it comes off the a very fine bat and runs away for four past the 45

47.3
1
Swann to Doherty, 1 run

ran out through point on a length

47.2
Swann to Doherty, no run

swept off off stump to the 45

47.1
Swann to Doherty, no run

back of a length and an thin edge put down by the keeper, tough tough chance

34 from 18 runs so it will take a miracle...

end of over 478 runs
AUS: 239/9CRR: 5.08 RRR: 11.33
Xavier Doherty1 (2)
Brett Lee17 (12)
Tim Bresnan 10-0-54-2
Stuart Broad 9-0-40-2
46.6
1
Bresnan to Doherty, 1 run

full toss, ran into the covers and they take a single

Best performances - batters
Eoin Morgan portrait
EJG Morgan ENG
89 runs (63)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
30 runs
3 fours
1 six
121342223159
Michael Clark player pic
MJ Clarke AUS
61 runs (67)
6 fours
1 six
Control78%
Productive shot
leg glance
31 runs
2 fours
1 six
589188319
Best performances - bowlers
Steven Finn portrait
ST Finn ENG
O
10
M
0
R
47
W
2
ECO
4.7
Stuart Broad portrait
SCJ Broad ENG
O
10
M
0
R
47
W
2
ECO
4.7
Match details
Lord's, London
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of England and Ireland
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3280
Hours of play (local time)10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30
Match days29 June 2012 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
England Image
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Richard Illingworth
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath