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RESULT
Only T20I, Cardiff, August 31, 2015, Australia tour of England and Ireland
182/5
(20 ov, T:183) 177/8

England won by 5 runs

Player Of The Match
72* (46) & 1/3
moeen-ali
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Comms: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
England 182/5(20 overs)
Australia 177/8(20 overs)
David Willey2/34 (4)
Moeen Ali1/3 (1)
end of over 206 runs • 3 wickets
AUS: 177/8CRR: 8.85 
Marcus Stoinis10 (8b 1x4)
Mitchell Starc0 (0b)
Ben Stokes 4-0-29-1
David Willey 4-0-34-2

England win by five runs and they did exceptionally well to close out that game after Smith and Maxwell had put Australia in a strong position. Willey, Stokes and Topley, on debut, produced some telling overs at the death while Morgan marshalled his team expertly. Some calm fielding, too, when it mattered. A few of Australia's middle order are short of cricket and it showed towards the end. Overall, an enjoyable game of T20 that went down to the wire. Three outstanding innings from Smith, Moeen and Morgan. Man of the Match will be interesting.

Steven Smith "One of those games with similar innings, early wickets and two hundred stands. They were able to hit a few more boundaries than us. Credit Morgan and Moeen, they took the game away from us in the middle. The way to slow the rate is to take wickets, Maxi got out and we couldn't get another partnership. I'm not as strong as some of the other guys so have to try and find the gaps. We were in a pretty good position, the middle order just couldn't get a boundary away."

Eoin Morgan "It was brilliant, a very good game to win. You can learn a lot against such good opposition - Ben Stokes bowling the last over, so soon after a five Test series, was remarkable. Reece was very, very impressive. What we've seen in the nets, he looks really good. Ben was exceptional, we talked about getting a wicket with the first couple of balls. Getting that wicket put the onus on Australia. The attitude is when you take a wicket you have to make it count, Ben Stokes' catch changed the game. It was hard for the new guy coming in."

Moeen Ali is Man of the Match. "Great game, thought we bowled really well at the end. A felt we were 10-15 runs light, but at the death we were brilliant. The wicket was really good, nice to get some runs."

That just about wraps things up for today, thanks for joining us and see you for the first ODI on Thursday. For now, though, it's goodbye.

19.6
2
Stokes to Stoinis, 2 runs

heaved into the leg side, it's not enough

For behind the line, Ben...

19.5
W
Stokes to Stoinis, 1 run, OUT

another run out! England brilliant in this last over. Full at leg stump, drilled down to long on. They had to gamble on the second run but the return was quick and flat, Stokes was by the stumps and completes his second run out of the over

Pat Cummins run out (Roy/Stokes) 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 0
19.4
W
Stokes to Coulter-Nile, OUT

falls first ball! Has a mighty swing at a length delivery, goes up the air towards short third man...Rashid calmly takes a few steps backwards and shallows the catch

Nathan Coulter-Nile c Rashid b Stokes 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 4m) SR: 0

Over to Nathan Coulter-Nile. He can clear the stands

19.3
1
Stokes to Stoinis, 1 run

full and straight, driven straight to long-off, they won't get two here

19.3
1w
Stokes to Stoinis, 1 wide

oh dear, that's not good, a slower ball down the leg side...extra run, extra ball

11 off 4 needed

19.2
Stokes to Stoinis, no run

well bowled! A yorker outside off, swing and a miss from Stoinis as he lifts his head on the shot

Tim: "Get Faulkner out there!.. oh wait..."

19.1
W
Stokes to Wade, 1 run, OUT

mix-up! A length ball is swung to long-off, Wade turned and, head down, wanted the second for Stoinis didn't fancy it and left his team-mate stranded. The throw was decent and Stokes whipped off the bails

Matthew Wade run out (Morgan/Stokes) 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 100

Last over: 12 to win, 11 for Super Over. Not sure why it can't just be a tie, but there you go. Ben Stokes to bowl. Morgan take quite some time over the field

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 171/5CRR: 9.00 RRR: 12.00
Matthew Wade1 (1b)
Marcus Stoinis6 (4b 1x4)
David Willey 4-0-34-2
Reece Topley 4-0-35-1
18.6
1
Willey to Wade, 1 run

back over the wicket, full and straight, driven to long-off

Massive delivery coming up to set-up the last over

18.5
1lb
Willey to Stoinis, 1 leg bye

fuller this time, at the stumps, an aborted appeal for lbw...was going down

18.4
4
Willey to Stoinis, FOUR runs

places it between two men! Another short ball, Stoinis pulls strongly, in the air for most of the way and neither deep square or midwicket can quite get around

Three men inside the ring on the off side

Outstanding innings from Smith, but still work to do for Australia. Matthew Wade the new man

18.3
W
Willey to Smith, OUT

he's gone! Ten short of a hundred. Smith got too far underneath this as he aimed to clear deep midwicket. The ball went high, came off the bottom of the bat and his hand came off the handle...Billings takes the vital catch

Steven Smith c Billings b Willey 90 (53b 7x4 4x6 70m) SR: 169.81
18.2
1
Willey to Stoinis, 1 run

neatly played, gets inside the line and tucks it off his pads to long leg

18.1
1
Willey to Smith, 1 run

round the wicket, back of a length, connects well with a swing through midwicket but straight to the man in the deep

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 163/4CRR: 9.05 RRR: 10.00
Steven Smith89 (51b 7x4 4x6)
Marcus Stoinis1 (1b)
Reece Topley 4-0-35-1
David Willey 3-0-27-1
17.6
1
Topley to Smith, 1 run

yorker to finish with, down to long-off

17.5
1
Topley to Stoinis, 1 run

round the wicket, full at off stump, calmly pushed to long-on

One debutant to face another now as Marcus Stoinis comes in

17.4
W
Topley to Marsh, OUT

first wicket for Topley! A well disguised slower ball. Back of the hand, excellent control, Marsh is far too early on his stroke and bottom edges into his stumps

Mitchell Marsh b Topley 13 (13b 1x4 0x6 16m) SR: 100
17.3
1
Topley to Smith, 1 run

a slightly more ungainly pull this time down to long-on

17.2
1
Topley to Marsh, 1 run

clubbed to long-on

17.1
4
Topley to Marsh, FOUR runs

oh dear, that's a horrid misfield...Marsh drives firmly to long-off and Moeen lets it through his legs. His first mistake of the day

Australia strong favourites here

end of over 1713 runs
AUS: 155/3CRR: 9.11 RRR: 9.33
Mitchell Marsh8 (10b)
Steven Smith87 (49b 7x4 4x6)
David Willey 3-0-27-1
Reece Topley 3-0-27-0
16.6
1
Willey to Marsh, 1 run

swung from outside off to deep midwicket

Best performances - batters
SPD Smith
SPD Smith AUS
90 runs (53)
7 fours4 sixes
Control
87%
Productive shot
pull
22 runs
3 fours0 six
111581652519
EJG Morgan
EJG Morgan ENG
74 runs (39)
3 fours7 sixes
Control
83%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
1 four2 sixes
4158813278
Best performances - bowlers
PJ Cummins
PJ Cummins AUS
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
6.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
DJ Willey
DJ Willey ENG
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
2
ECO
8.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Series
Season2015
Player Of The Match
England
Moeen Ali
Match numberT20I no. 453
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-16.15, Interval 16.15-16.35, Second Session 16.35-17.55
Match days31 August 2015 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis
Reece Topley
Reece Topley
Umpires
England
Michael Gough
England
Tim Robinson
TV Umpire
England
Rob Bailey
Reserve Umpire
England
Richard Illingworth
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe