slower ball to end with gets chipped into the leg side
England win by 27 runs and it was a very efficient all-round display. Batted powerfully, mostly bowled with verve and the fielding was solid. That means the series is shared 1-1. I really wish these one-day legs of tours were three matches of each length (20 and 50) because often these T20 series are drawn. Anyway. It's been an entertaining couple of games. Some excellent cricket on show. I'll bring you the presentation shortly.
George Bailey "We lost a couple of early wickets which put England on top. We had some good patches with the ball, I thought Fawad did really well. His pace was really good today. It was tough with that wind."
Stuart Broad "After losing the toss the guys adapted to conditions really well. To get 60 off the first six was a great effort. Today we didn't even need the powers of Buttler. You can't ask much more of Jade than the last two games. We wanted to take the wicket-taking options whenever we could. Both batting performances have been exceptional. We still need to nail our skills a bit better with the ball, but the wickets have been fantastic."
That just about wraps things up from today. We now move into ODI action; England travel to Ireland and Australia head up to Scotland with both those matches on Tuesday. England and Australia will then lock horns in five ODIs starting next Friday. We'll bring you all the action as always. For now, though, from myself and Alan Gardner it's goodbye.
banged in short again, Ahmed aims over midwicket but is beaten
a yorker is dug out into the off side
high full toss, called no-ball for over waist height so the catch at backward point won't count...Ahmed sliced it high into the off side. Well above waist height
he doesn't seem to keen to stay in line, gets a quick short delivery and is comprehensively beaten
a full slower ball, it pings out of the middle of Johnson's bat but straight to long-on
short at the body, fended away backward of square
Dernbach with the last over
round the wicket, another slower ball, and Johnson only finds fresh air as he tries to carve it through the off side
the short ball works, down at 75mph, and it takes the top edge to short fine-leg...Finn came back very well after those two sixes
quicker this time, 87mph, and it's back-of-a-length again which beats Coulter-Nile for pace
that's brave...sends down a slower ball, back of a length, and it beats Coulter-Nile as he aims another pull
back-to-back sixes! Is this game still on? Short this time from Finn and he pulls it over the long-leg boundary
blimey, that's big! Finn offers up a length delivery and Coulter-Nile reminds everyone he can clear the ropes as he launches over deep midwicket. Wasn't even out of the middle!
Steven Finn bowls the not-quite-the-last-over-of-the-match over
full, wide, swing and a miss...an over that sealed the match from Dernbach
short again, angled into the body, 88mph, pulled down to long leg
full, outside off, driven powerfully out to deep cover...perhaps not the best ball on a hat-trick
Dernbach on a hat-trick. Slip in place
what a catch! Superb from Morgan at backward point. It was a very sharp bouncer, Faulkner was in a horrid tangle as he tried to pull. Comes off the shoulder of the bat and it appeared it would fly just over Morgan, but he turned then pulled out a big leap to hold the catch
That might be the game for Australia. But you never know. Here's Mitchell J.
that's the end of his fun. He flicks a low full toss straight down the throat of deep square-leg who barely had to take a step either way
beaten first up, basically he missed his drive at a length delivery
Dernbach back for what he's picked for. The death overs.
Australia still in this match after 19 off that over
low full toss, Bopara lucky it only costs a single as Maxwell pings it to deep square leg
|Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street|
|Toss||Australia, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||2-match series drawn 1-1|
|Match number||T20I no. 329|
|Hours of play (local time)||14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.50, Interval 15.50-16.10, Second Session 16.10-17.30|
|Match days||31 August 2013 - day (20-over match)|