3rd Match, Group A, Birmingham, Jun 8 2013, ICC Champions Trophy
(50 ov, target 270)221/9
England won by 48 runs
Player Of The Match
91 (115)
end of over 5013 runs
AUS: 221/9CRR: 4.42 
James Faulkner54 (42)
Clint McKay7 (17)
Tim Bresnan 10-1-45-2
Stuart Broad 10-2-35-1

That's it from Edgbaston, England underway with a win and now have a few days to take stock, their next game comes on Thursday against Sri Lanka in Cardiff. A day before that fixture, Australia play their next game, that's against New Zealand back in Birmingham again. Tomorrow it's down to Cardiff for the second match in Group A, Sri Lanka and New Zealand getting underway at 10.30 BST so tune in then but from Gnasher, Monty and myself, Alex Winter, it's goodbye for now.

Here's the Presentation. "We were a partnership short with the bat we couldn't get anything going," stand-in losing captain George Bailey says. "From 1 for 170 we did a really job to pull it back wit the ball, it looked a very good batting deck. But if it's going to be that dry then we probably need a spinner."

"It was a good performances all-round, the pitch got slower and lower after 30 overs," Alastair Cook said. "We should have got around 300 from where we were 180 for 2 but i thought 270 was good enough. When they were 30 off 10 I thought Jimmy and Broady were exceptional."

Man of the Match goes to Ian Bell for his top-score of the day, 91 in 115 balls. He led England's innings very well.

For Australia, that was a very disappointing second innings. They started very quietly and then lost wickets, the worst of the worst. Thereafter only George Bailey got stuck in and made a score and by the time James Faulkner knocked it around down the order it was too late. It looked an out-of-form order lacking in quality. They have a real job on their hands to give Sri Lanka and New Zealand a game. Saying that, they were facing an exceptionally disciplined bowling attack, England gave them nothing.

Fine performance with the ball from England and they have won by 48 runs, a very comfortable victory in the end. They would have been nervous after a sluggish effort with the bat that saw them fall 20 or 30 runs short of what many though was par in good batting conditions. England lost their power hitters cheaply and Ravi Bopara was needed to prop up their total. But it was more than good enough because with the ball, England have strangled Australia, they never got going and were never really in the chase.

Bresnan to Faulkner, no run

finishes with a bumper and that's that

Bresnan to Faulkner, 2 runs

slower ball on the stumps, waited for and slugged down to long-on

Bresnan to McKay, 1 run

a touch straight and clipped down to long leg

Bresnan to Faulkner, 1 run

blocked on the stumps into the covers, finds a gap

Bresnan to Faulkner, no run

gets down low to paddle sweep but misses and it goes over leg stump to the keeper

Bresnan to Faulkner, FOUR runs

steps to leg and slaps it past extra-cover, lovely stroke and Faulkner goes to 50, at least he's had a good day

Not a free hit...

Bresnan to Faulkner, (no ball) FOUR runs

looked very high was it a beamer? It was, an edged down very fine past the keeper too

So at least Australia have batted out their allocation of overs...

end of over 499 runs
AUS: 208/9CRR: 4.24 RRR: 62.00
James Faulkner43 (36)
Clint McKay6 (16)
Stuart Broad 10-2-35-1
Tim Bresnan 9-1-32-2
Broad to Faulkner, 1 run

full on the stumps, calmly flicked down to long-on

Broad to McKay, 1 leg bye

blocked with the pad on the stumps, it drops at his feet and gets called through for a quick single

Broad to Faulkner, 1 run

length ball on the stumps, Faulkner steps away and cracks a ball hard to point, Morgan fumbles so they get a run

Broad to Faulkner, FOUR runs

too straight and clipped past the short long leg, a very rare loose delivery

Broad to McKay, 1 run

full on the stumps, punched hard down to long-on

Broad to Faulkner, 1 run

a foot outside off stump, Faulkner steps outside leg stump and chops down to third man, and, aha, the 200 comes up

Broad changes ends, now at the Pavilion End...