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2nd Match, Pool A (D/N), Melbourne, February 14, 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
(41.5/50 ov, T:343) 231

Australia won by 111 runs

Player Of The Match
135 (128)
Australia Innings
England Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
b Broad22183430122.22
run out (Morgan)135128158123105.46
c †Buttler b Broad011000.00
b Woakes59141055.55
b Finn55691133079.71
c Root b Finn664063110165.00
c Root b Finn23203130115.00
c Broad b Finn31142350221.42
c Anderson b Finn013000.00
not out 00100-
Extras(lb 2, w 3)5
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.84, 221 Mins)342/9
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (David Warner, 7.3 ov), 2-57 (Shane Watson, 7.4 ov), 3-70 (Steven Smith, 10.3 ov), 4-216 (Aaron Finch, 36.3 ov), 5-228 (George Bailey, 38.1 ov), 6-281 (Mitchell Marsh, 45.1 ov), 7-342 (Brad Haddin, 49.4 ov), 8-342 (Glenn Maxwell, 49.5 ov), 9-342 (Mitchell Johnson, 49.6 ov)
7.3 to DA Warner, searing in at Warner and his stumps are toppled! It was the cross-seamer, like the previous ball, only it still manages to swing. Beats him for pace, beats him for movement and sends him back. Big strike for England, and what was the length?. 57/1
7.4 to SR Watson, it just had to happen, right? MCG, big, raucous crowd, Broad is in his element! Terrific length and the line is impeccable on off stump. Brings the batsman forward and jags the ball away, steals the outside edge and the keeper does the rest. England are right back in it!. 57/2
10.3 to SPD Smith, inswing! Beautiful inswing! Gets the inside edge, knocks into off stump and Smith is on his way. He was moving around the crease a touch too much and the fuller delivery cuts back in to fool his front-foot drive on the up and makes him hear a sound every batsman hates. 70/3
38.1 to GJ Bailey, oh, he's gone now! Drags it on and England have got rid of the set batsmen. The fatal slice to point against a good length ball outside off ends up an inside edge to knock middle stump. Good, solid innings from Bailey. Australia needed that.. 228/5
45.1 to MR Marsh, length ball has done the trick! Marsh holes out at long-off! The crowd roars it Root's ears as he settles beneath the miscued forehand-slam from the batsman and takes it comfortably. 281/6
49.4 to BJ Haddin, swings and gets a thick outside edge that tests Broad at deep third man and he passes it with flying colours. Runs in, keeps his eyes all the way on it after Haddin looks for the boundary with a big slog as is necessary with only two balls left, he's played a little gem here. 342/7
49.5 to GJ Maxwell, skews it down the ground and Root has taken an absolute blinder! It was full and speared in at the batsman's legs, credit to Maxwell to powering it that far down the ground but Root has made this wicket. Races to his right from long-off, dives full length and grabs it low with both hands. Text-book awesomeness!. 342/8
49.6 to MG Johnson, at-trick for Finn, and a five- for! That's a third time a bowler has been two-in-two today and Finn is the only one to convert. It was back of a length, Johnson backed away and slapped it straight at mid-off. Has a wry smile on his face and the reason is that Australia have piled up 342!. 342/9
England  (T: 343 runs from 50 ovs)
c Bailey b Starc1013202076.92
c Starc b Marsh3645634080.00
c Finch b Marsh1013232076.92
c †Haddin b Marsh512200041.66
c †Haddin b Marsh0624000.00
not out 9890126112108.88
c Smith b Marsh1012111083.33
c Smith b Johnson3742542088.09
b Starc013000.00
c & b Johnson1640016.66
run out (Maxwell)811261072.72
Extras(lb 5, w 11)16
TOTAL41.5 Ov (RR: 5.52, 187 Mins)231
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Moeen Ali, 4.4 ov), 2-49 (Gary Ballance, 9.4 ov), 3-66 (Ian Bell, 13.4 ov), 4-66 (Joe Root, 13.5 ov), 5-73 (Eoin Morgan, 17.6 ov), 6-92 (Jos Buttler, 21.2 ov), 7-184 (Chris Woakes, 35.2 ov), 8-194 (Stuart Broad, 36.1 ov), 9-195 (Steven Finn, 37.1 ov), 10-231 (James Anderson, 41.5 ov)
4.4 to MM Ali, tried to force one too many, didn't pick the right ball, didn't pick the right bowler. Starc's been generating some serious pace, and this shortish ball reaches Moeen a bit too quickly. A mistimed pull shot lands in mid-on's hands. 25/1
36.1 to SCJ Broad, first-baller and the stumps right up! Eight wickers down, all to the Mitches. And this was a yorker any fast bowler would he proud of! Ripped right through Broad's defences. 194/8
35.2 to CR Woakes, slower ball outside off, lifted a bit too high into the air and well, don't bother it's Smith under it having back-pedalled from mid-off. So it's bound to be taken. Beaten for the lack of pace and England's fiesty resistance seems to be at an end. 184/7
37.1 to ST Finn, Johnson v tailender... only one result! Vicious bouncer on middle, Finn appeared rooted, defends to protect himself and stared bemusedly at where the ball might have gone after it popped up off the splice. Mitch knew exactly where it was though as he runs up and takes the easiest of caught-and-bowleds. 195/9
9.4 to GS Ballance, trap set, trap sprung! It's a good length ball on middle, and it shapes in at him as well. Ballance can't help himself but go for a flick and he's picked out Finch at short midwicket. 49/2
13.4 to IR Bell, speaking of Mitches... This was a slower, length ball and Bell has decided it had to go. Got onto the front foot and slogged it quite well. Only he forgot to calculate for Starc lurking on the midwicket boundary there. 66/3
13.5 to JE Root, two in two! And Marsh is sure pulling his weight! Becomes the fourth man on a hat-trick today as he gets Root to top-edge a short ball that Haddin tracks down around fine leg. 66/4
17.6 to EJG Morgan, six balls, no runs, poor shot, Morgan's form appears to be like a mythical creature that just cannot be found. It's the slower short ball and he goes for a pull, can't adjust for the lack of pace, and gets a cue-end to Haddin, who dives to his left and forward as well to complete a spectacular grab. 73/5
21.2 to JC Buttler, Marsh has five, but this wicket is all Smith's! What a stunner at short cover! Forget Superman, just look at this guy leaping to his left and sticking out both hands that grapples a full-blooded bludgeon!. 92/6
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  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 66 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 6.1 overs (37 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 37 balls (DA Warner 18, AJ Finch 31, Ex 2)
  • AJ Finch: 50 off 42 balls (5 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 86/3 in 15.0 overs (AJ Finch 53, GJ Bailey 4)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 17.5 overs (107 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (AJ Finch 33, GJ Bailey 20, Ex 0)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 26.5 overs (161 balls), Extras 2
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 30.1 - 35.0 (Batting side - 33 runs, 0 wicket)
  • AJ Finch: 100 off 102 balls (9 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 121 balls (AJ Finch 67, GJ Bailey 33, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: Australia - 179/3 in 33.0 overs (AJ Finch 113, GJ Bailey 36)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 35.2 overs (212 balls), Extras 3
  • GJ Bailey: 50 off 63 balls (3 x 4)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 41.6 overs (252 balls), Extras 4
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (GJ Maxwell 29, MR Marsh 23, Ex 1)
  • GJ Maxwell: 50 off 30 balls (8 x 4)
  • Australia: 300 runs in 46.1 overs (277 balls), Extras 5
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 23 balls (GJ Maxwell 25, BJ Haddin 28, Ex 0)
  • ST Finn took a hat-trick with the wickets of Haddin, Maxwell and Johnson.
  • Innings Break: Australia - 342/9 in 50.0 overs (MA Starc 0)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 50 runs, 2 wickets)
  • England: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (59 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: England - 67/4 in 15.0 overs (EJG Morgan 0, JWA Taylor 1)
  • England: 100 runs in 23.2 overs (140 balls), Extras 10
  • Over 25.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - JWA Taylor (Struck down)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (JWA Taylor 31, CR Woakes 22, Ex 0)
  • England: 150 runs in 29.4 overs (178 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: England - 159/6 in 32.0 overs (JWA Taylor 46, CR Woakes 32)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 33.1 - 38.0 (Batting side - 42 runs, 3 wickets)
  • JWA Taylor: 50 off 61 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • England: 200 runs in 37.2 overs (224 balls), Extras 15
  • Over 41.5: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - JWA Taylor (Upheld)
  • Attendance: 84,336
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 3600
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days14 February 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
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PointsAustralia 2, England 0
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