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England Vs Australia , World Cup 2019 Match 32 - Live Score, Full Scorecard, Commentary

15:00 PM Jun 25, 2019 ,Lord's, London
England
221 (44.4)
vs
Australia
285/7 (50.0)

Match Ended,Australia beat England by 64 runs

02
nd Innings England
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
James Vince b Jason Behrendorff
0
2
0
0
Jonny Bairstow c Pat Cummins b Jason Behrendorff
27
39
5
0
Joe Root lbw b Mitchell Starc
8
9
2
0
Eoin Morgan c Pat Cummins b Mitchell Starc
4
7
1
0
Ben Stokes b Mitchell Starc
89
115
8
2
Jos Buttler c Usman Khawaja b Marcus Stoinis
25
27
2
0
Chris Woakes c Aaron Finch b Jason Behrendorff
26
34
2
0
Moeen Ali c Alex Carey b Jason Behrendorff
6
9
1
0
Adil Rashid c Marcus Stoinis b Mitchell Starc
25
20
3
1
Jofra Archer c David Warner b Jason Behrendorff
1
4
0
0
Mark Wood not out
1
2
0
0
Fall of Wickets
1-0 (James Vince, 0.2 ov), 2-15 (Joe Root, 3.3 ov), 3-26 (Eoin Morgan, 5.5 ov), 4-53 (Jonny Bairstow, 13.5 ov), 5-124 (Jos Buttler, 27.2 ov), 6-177 (Ben Stokes, 37 ov), 7-189 (Moeen Ali, 39.3 ov), 8-202 (Chris Woakes, 41.3 ov), 9-211 (Jofra Archer, 43.3 ov), 10-221 (Adil Rashid, 44.4 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Jason Behrendorff
10
0
44
5
Mitchell Starc
8.4
1
43
4
Pat Cummins
8
1
41
0
Nathan Lyon
9
0
43
0
Marcus Stoinis
7
0
29
1
Glenn Maxwell
2
0
15
0
01
st Innings Australia
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
Aaron Finch c Chris Woakes b Jofra Archer
100
116
11
2
David Warner c Joe Root b Moeen Ali
53
61
6
0
Usman Khawaja b Ben Stokes
23
29
1
0
Steve Smith c Jofra Archer b Chris Woakes
38
34
5
0
Glenn Maxwell c Jos Buttler b Mark Wood
12
8
1
1
Marcus Stoinis run out (Jonny Bairstow)
8
15
1
0
Alex Carey not out
38
27
5
0
Pat Cummins c Jos Buttler b Chris Woakes
1
4
0
0
Mitchell Starc not out
4
6
0
0
Jason Behrendorff
Nathan Lyon
Fall of Wickets
1-123 (David Warner, 22.4 ov), 2-173 (Usman Khawaja, 32.2 ov), 3-185 (Aaron Finch, 35.3 ov), 4-213 (Glenn Maxwell, 38.2 ov), 5-228 (Marcus Stoinis, 41.5 ov), 6-250 (Steve Smith, 45.4 ov), 7-259 (Pat Cummins, 47.1 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Chris Woakes
10
0
46
2
Jofra Archer
9
0
56
1
Mark Wood
9
0
59
1
Ben Stokes
6
0
29
1
Moeen Ali
6
0
42
1
Adil Rashid
10
0
49
0
02
nd Innings England
So that is from this game! We have our firsts Semi Finalists this year's World Cup, Australia. England on the other hand, have a tough road ahead. They probably need to win both their games against New Zealand and India to qualify. On the 26th though, it is one side which has a chance to seal its place in the Semis, New Zealand and the other who needs to win all their games starting from Wednesday to have a chance to make it to the play offs, Pakistan. They both lock horns in Edgbaston and the game begins at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Till then take care and goodbye!
Australia skipper, Aaron Finch says they are pleased and reckons they have played good cricket and are looking to build on it. Tells England are a stand out side and can take the game away. Says it was important to chip in with wickets as Stokes and Buttler can take the game away. On the inspired team changes, he says Behrendorff was bought as he can swing the ball both ways and says it is fantastic the way he bowled. On Warner's new approach, Finch tells that he is respecting the bowlers more and is looking to build a base rather than going after it. Tells they are confident and it gives them a good chance to play their best cricket.
England skipper, Eoin Morgan says they were outplayed and they did not bowl well upfront. Reckons they played well in the top and capitalized on it. Says though it got easier to bat later on they did not apply themselves in. Says the wicket was soft, he laughs and says wish they would have batted. Credits Finch for the innings they played and Reckons it is not too disappointing as they still have their faith in their own hands. Admits they need to turnaround everything and he is not looking to point out just one error.
MAN OF THE MATCH, Aaron Finch, says anytime you contribute when your team wins, is special. Says it was good to see through the initial tough period and get to a century. Tells us building that opening stand with Warner was crucial. On this being his 7th ODI ton against England, he says it gives him confidence and it is good to score against a tough opposition. Says it was seaming and zipping initially in the day and they were just looking to cash in on the lose deliveries.
Earlier in the day, Australia were inserted and their openers got them off to a brilliant start. Their skipper, scored his second ton of the World Cup. They could not finish strongly but the runs they had on the board proved to be enough in the end.
Their bowling was probably about the two left-arm seamers! One who is making a name for himself in ICC Tournaments and the other who has put in a performance he would never forget in only his second game in World Cups. Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc. The two were given the new balls and they ran through the English top order. They were excellent at the death as well. The duo had 9 wickets amongst them with Jason Behrendorff taking 5 and Starc finishing with 4. A word of praise to the others as well as they hardly gave anything away and never let the pressure ease off. Stoinis had one wicket to his name and it was the big one of Buttler.
The much talked English batting line-up failed to chase 232 in their last game and now have failed to overhaul 286 in this one. They have lost this match quite convincingly and there is pin-drop silence in the stadium. They actually can't believe what has happened. Once again their openers failed to get them off to a good start as they lost Vince for a duck. The ever reliable Root did not make an impact and Morgan too was bounced out. Stokes and Bairstow did look to steady the ship but Jonny threw it away. Then Stokes and Buttler revived English hopes but Khawaja's catch put an end to that stand too. All the hopes were then pinned on Stokes but the task was too much. An outstanding delivery saw him being dismissed 11 short of a ton. The game was more-or-less in Australia's bag when they got rid of the all-rounder and they pressed home the advantage and won the game easily in the end.
AUSTRALIA ARE INTO THE SEMIS! They are the first team to book their place in the knockouts after beating tournament favorites, England. However, I am not sure who will be more happier at the moment? Australia, Pakistan or Bangladesh because this loss has completely opened the table.
44.4
W
Mitchell Starc to Adil Rashid, OUT! Straight to covers! Starc gets the last man! His 4th wicket today. He goes full and around off, Rashid looks to hit it over covers but ends up hitting it flat to Stoinis over there. He makes no mistake. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 64 RUNS!
44.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Adil Rashid, Cramps the batter for room by bowling it into the body. Rashid looks to guide it down to third man but misses.
44.2
4
Mitchell Starc to Adil Rashid, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This is right off the middle. Fuller and on off, this is hit over covers. Past the diving fielder in the deep and a boundary results.
44.1
4
Mitchell Starc to Adil Rashid, FOUR! Top edge and a boundary! Short and on middle, Rashid looks to pull but gets a top edge over the keeper's head for a boundary.
44
over
44 | 3 Runs | HH: 213/9
43.6
0
Jason Behrendorff to Mark Wood, Good length and on middle, this is guided to point. End of Jason Behrendorff's spell. Outstanding stuff from him. He has taken 5 and give away 44 in his 10.
43.5
1
Jason Behrendorff to Adil Rashid, Slower one on the pads, Rashid looks to flick but gets it off his pads It rolls on the leg side a leg bye taken.
43.4
1
Jason Behrendorff to Mark Wood, A slower yorker outside off, this is jammed out to point for one.
Mark Wood walks out at number 11.
43.3
W
Jason Behrendorff to Jofra Archer, OUT! Fifer for Jason Behrendorff! What a performance by him. He was picked in the side for this game after being dropped for the last and bowls a match winning spell. He goes fuller and on off, JA looks to go over long off. Does not get under the delivery and hits it flat to long off where Warner makes no mistake. He has three more balls to take a 6-fer.
43.2
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jofra Archer, Swing and a miss! Full and outside off, Archer shuffles across and looks to heave it on the leg side but misses.
43.1
1
Jason Behrendorff to Adil Rashid, On the shorter side, Rashid pulls it, not off the middle, towards deep mid-wicket for one.
43
over
43 | 3 Runs | HH: 210/8
42.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Adil Rashid, Another full toss, all Rashid can do is hit it through covers for one.
42.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Adil Rashid, A full toss outside off, Rashid looks to carve it but misses.
42.4
1
Mitchell Starc to Jofra Archer, A yorker on off, Archer pushes it through covers for one.
42.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Adil Rashid, A single! Rashid clears his front leg and hits it through covers for one.
42.2
0
Mitchell Starc to Adil Rashid, Another swing and miss! Length and outside off, Rashid looks to go over covers but misses.
42.1
0
Mitchell Starc to Adil Rashid, A yorker outside off, Rashid fails to jam it out.
Mitchell Starc is back into the attack.
42
over
42 | 7 Runs | HH: 207/8
41.6
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jofra Archer, A dot to end another successful over for Jason! On a length and around off, this pitches and moves away. Archer looks to defend but gets beaten.
41.5
1
Jason Behrendorff to Adil Rashid, Good length and on off, this is guided through point for one.
41.4
4
Jason Behrendorff to Adil Rashid, FOUR! Just over! Rashid is continuing to fight. This is on the pads, Rashid flicks it over the short fine leg fielder and bags a boundary.
Jofra Archer walks out to bat next.
41.3
W
Jason Behrendorff to Chris Woakes, OUT! Another excellent catch! Excellent team work I should say between Maxwell and Finch! Jason Behrendorff gets his fourth. The slower one on middle, Woakes shuffles across and looks to clear the mid-wicket fence. It is the longer part of the ground. Maxwell in the deep runs to his right, keeps one eye on the ropes and takes it. He then realizes that the momentum is taking him over the ropes so he lobs it to Finch who runs to his right from long on. Woakes, England's last hope is dismissed.
The umpires have a few words and are happy with the catch.
41.2
1
Jason Behrendorff to Adil Rashid, Clever batting! This is what Rashid needs to do. He drops it towards point for one.
41.1
1
Jason Behrendorff to Chris Woakes, Slower one and very full and on off, Woakes hits it down to long off for one.
41
over
41 | 9 Runs | HH: 200/7
40.6
0
Nathan Lyon to Adil Rashid, A dot to end! But 9 from it. Almost what they need per over. Full and outside off, Rashid looks to jam it out but misses. 86 needed in the last 9 overs.
40.5
1
Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes, Woakes now takes one by pushing it down to long on. 200 up for England.
40.4
1
Nathan Lyon to Adil Rashid, This is on off, it turns back in. Rashid works it towards mid-wicket for one. Sensible batting.
40.3
6
Nathan Lyon to Adil Rashid, SIX! Rashid says the game is not over yet! What a shot! Uses his feet and gets to the pitch of it, lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie. For a second Starc must have felt he had a chance but it clears him.
40.2
0
Nathan Lyon to Adil Rashid, Floats it up on off, Rashid hits it to covers.
40.1
1
Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes, On the shorter side and around off, this is slapped through covers for one.
Nathan Lyon is back into the attack.
Powerplay 3 is signaled. Maximum of 5 fielders can be outside the circle till the end of this innings.
40
over
40 | 7 Runs | HH: 191/7
39.6
0
Jason Behrendorff to Adil Rashid, Good length around off, this is guided to point. So a wicket and just the 7 runs from the over. 95 needed in 60 balls for England. They only have 3 wickets in hand.
39.5
1
Jason Behrendorff to Chris Woakes, Another single as Woakes guides this through covers for one.
39.4
1
Jason Behrendorff to Adil Rashid, Rashid is off the mark! He works this through square leg for one.
Adil Rashid is the next batsman in.
39.3
W
Jason Behrendorff to Moeen Ali, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Moeen Ali is out of here! Jason Behrendorff has the last laugh! Excellent delivery this. It is on a length and around off, holds its line after pitching. Moeen looks to put bat on ball but ends up playing inside the line. The ball kisses the outside edge and goes to the keeper. Into the bowling all-rounders now are Australia. Seems an impossible task for England now. 97 needed in 63.
39.2
4
Jason Behrendorff to Moeen Ali, FOUR! First boundary for Moeen Ali and England will hope it is just the start! Length and outside off, Moeen just lofts it over covers, shorter side that and it is a boundary. Runs needed below 100 now.
39.1
1
Jason Behrendorff to Chris Woakes, Fuller and on off, this is hit through extra cover for one.
Jason Behrendorff is back into the attack. 7-0-28-2 so far.
39
over
39 | 1 Runs | HH: 184/6
38.6
0
Mitchell Starc to Moeen Ali, Good change up! He bangs it short after a few full ones. Moeen ducks under it. Just the single from the over.
38.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Moeen Ali, A full toss and on off, Moeen mistimes it to mid off.
38.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Moeen Ali, Another one right up there, Moeen looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
38.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Moeen Ali, Fuller and tailing back in, Moeen strokes it to mid on.
38.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Chris Woakes, Fuller and outside off, this is carved away through point for one.
38.1
0
Mitchell Starc to Chris Woakes, Fuller and on off, Woakes pushes it to covers.
38
over
38 | 6 Runs | HH: 183/6
37.6
1
Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes, On the pads again, the batter looks to flick but misses. It brushes his pads and rolls to the left of the keeper who gets there and stops it with a dive. Leg bye signaled!
37.5
1
Pat Cummins to Moeen Ali, Shorter in length and on the body, this is worked towards backward square leg for one.
37.4
1
Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes, A little too straight, this is clipped through square leg for one.
37.3
1
Pat Cummins to Moeen Ali, Almost plays it on! This is on a length and around off, Moeen looks to push at it but it goes off the inside edge towards the leg side for one.
37.2
0
Pat Cummins to Moeen Ali, On the fuller side, this is creamed to the man at mid off.
37.1
1
Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes, Back of a length on off, this is guided down to third man for one.
37.1
1
Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes, Short and down the leg side, Woakes looks to work it on the leg side but misses.
Moeen Ali is the next batsman in.
37
over
37 | 4 Runs | HH: 177/6
36.6
W
Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Starc does what Starc does best! Knocks the stumps over. Sends Stokes back to the pavilion 11 short of a ton. Stokes may have also taken back the hopes of this England side of chasing this down. Something special was needed to get rid of Stokes and Starc bowls a corker of a yorker. It tails back in from outside off. It is at 145 KPH. Stokes fails to get his bat down in time and the off pole is hit. Starc is pumped up. A brilliant innings by Stokes comes to an end but England wanted him to last longer. 109 needed from 78.
36.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Chris Woakes, Just a single! Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through point for one.
36.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Chris Woakes, On the stumps, this is kept out.
36.3
2
Mitchell Starc to Chris Woakes, Just short! A good stop in the end! Starc goes full and just outside off, Woakes plays it late, it goes uppishly but lands just short of point where Maxwell dives and makes a half-stop. Can't stop two though.
36.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, Full and tailing back in! Stokes works it towards wide mid on for one.
36.1
0
Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, Fuller and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
Mitchell Starc is back on! Finch senses he needs to break this stand and gets Starc on.
36
over
36 | 13 Runs | HH: 173/5
35.6
4
Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes, FOUR! Woakes gets into the act now! Third boundary in the over and a huge one. 13 from it. Does this over change the momentum? Short and around off, Woakes drags it through mid-wicket and it races away. 113 needed in 84 balls now.
35.5
1
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, End of that pattern as this short one is pulls through square leg for one.
35.4
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Good length and on off, this is guided to point. So a boundary followed by a dot is the pattern in this over till now.
35.3
4
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, FOUR! To the left of extra cover! Three balls and two boundaries in the over! Stokes once again uses his feet and makes room again. Cummins bowls this slightly fuller and this is powered past the diving cover fielder for a boundary.
35.2
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, That never took off! Unplayable! Good length and outside off, Stokes looks to defend but the ball stays low and sneaks under the bat.
35.1
4
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Hit hard, short square boundaries and a boundary! Stokes dances down the track and also makes room. Cummins bangs it short. Stokes slaps it through cover-point and it races away. The over starts with a boundary. Ideal start.
35
over
35 | 4 Runs | HH: 160/5
34.6
0
Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes, Gives it a lot of air and lands it on off, this is defended. Just the four from this one. 126 needed in the last 15 overs.
34.5
0
Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes, Floats it up on off, Woakes pushes it to covers.
34.4
1
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Shortish and on off, Stokes hits it to the cover fielder at the edge of the ring for one.
34.3
1
Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes, Flatter and on middle, Woakes works it towards backward square leg for one.
34.2
1
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Another single as Stokes works it wide of mid on.
34.1
1
Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes, This is on middle, it is worked down to deep backward square leg for one.
34
over
34 | 9 Runs | HH: 156/5
33.6
4
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Second boundary in the over! Gets it past the diving mid on fielder! Short and on middle, Stokes pulls it, it is not off the middle but beats Warner at mid off and it races away to the fence. 9 runs from the over. A good one for England. They would like a few more like these.
33.5
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Mistimed! This is slightly fuller and on middle, Stokes looks to go big but the bat turns in his hands and it goes to mid on.
33.4
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Back of a length on middle, Stokes defends it onto the ground.
33.3
1
Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes, This is around off, Woakes guides it down to third man for one.
33.2
4
Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes, FOUR! A welcome boundary for England! England would hope this gets Woakes going. Fuller and on the pads, Woakes works it through wide long on for a boundary. 150 up for England.
33.1
0
Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes, On the stumps, Woakes keeps it out.
Pat Cummins is back on! his figures so far 5-1-14-0.
33
over
33 | 2 Runs | HH: 147/5
32.6
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Well fielded again! Stokes brings out the reverse sweep, hits it well towards short third man. The fielder there dives to his right and stops it. Just the two from the over. 139 more needed in 17 overs.
32.5
1
Nathan Lyon to Chris Woakes, Misfield and a run! Shorter and around, Woakes hits it to covers where the fielder lets it through and a single is taken.
32.4
1
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Flatter and on middle, this is worked to mid on for one.
32.3
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Well fielded! Shorter and outside off, Stokes slaps it to the right of covers but Smith there dives and stops it with one hand.
32.2
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Flatter outside off, Stokes looks to pull but misses to get hit on the body.
32.1
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Flatter and around off, Stokes pushes it to covers.
Nathan Lyon is back into the attack. 6-0-28-0 so far.
32
over
32 | 4 Runs | HH: 145/5
31.6
0
Marcus Stoinis to Chris Woakes, Good length and on off, Woakes hits it towards mid off. Just the 4 from the over, Stoinis is bowling some good overs here.
31.5
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Uses his feet and hits it down to long on for another run.
31.4
1
Marcus Stoinis to Chris Woakes, Full and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for a single.
31.3
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Short and on the body, this is pulled to fine leg for one.
31.2
1
Marcus Stoinis to Chris Woakes, Another risky run! An off cutter outside off, this pitches and comes back in. Woakes looks to guide it down to third man but it goes off the inner half onto the body and then rolls behind the wicket. The batter go for a run, Carey does have a shy but misses. Stokes was in though had he hit.
31.1
0
Marcus Stoinis to Chris Woakes, This is on the pads, Woakes works it towards mid-wicket.
DRINKS!
31
over
31 | 12 Runs | HH: 141/5
30.6
0
Glenn Maxwell to Ben Stokes, Another dot to end but a lovely over for England. 12 from it. This is on off, Stokes guides it to point.
30.5
0
Glenn Maxwell to Ben Stokes, On the stumps again and this is blocked out.
30.4
0
Glenn Maxwell to Ben Stokes, On the stumps, this is kept out.
30.3
6
Glenn Maxwell to Ben Stokes, SIX! Another one! This time it is flat! This is angled into the batter. Stokes goes down on one knee and sweeps it powerfully and over the mid-wicket fence.
30.2
0
Glenn Maxwell to Ben Stokes, Flatter and on off, this is guided to point.
30.1
6
Glenn Maxwell to Ben Stokes, SIX! Releases a little pressure! A hit-me ball! Short and on the body, Stokes has enough time to go back and pull it hard over the square leg fence for a huge one.
30
over
30 | 1 Runs | HH: 129/5
29.6
0
Marcus Stoinis to Chris Woakes, Full on middle, Woakes drives it to mid on.
29.5
0
Marcus Stoinis to Chris Woakes, On a length on off, Woakes keeps it out.
29.4
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, RUN OUT CHANCE! MISSED! A run out is the last thing England want at this stage. Good length ball on middle, Stokes tucks it towards mid-wicket and calls for a quick single. Woakes responds to it. Smith at short mid-wicket gets to the ball quickly and has a shy at the keeper's end. He misses the stumps by just a few inches. Direct Hit and Woakes was out for all money. Lucky escape this for England.
29.3
0
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Slower short ball on off, Stokes looks to guide but gets deceived by the pace. It goes towards short third man.
29.2
0
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Full on middle, Stokes defends it back towards the bowler.
29.1
0
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Short of a length delivery outside off, Stokes comes down the track and plays it to covers.
29
over
29 | 3 Runs | HH: 128/5
28.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Ben Stokes, Another single as Stokes works it through square leg.
28.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Chris Woakes, Shorter and outside off, Woakes slaps it through covers and takes one.
28.4
0
Glenn Maxwell to Chris Woakes, This lands outside off and turns back in. Woakes looks to defend but gets hit high on the pads.
28.3
0
Glenn Maxwell to Chris Woakes, Floats it up outside off, Woakes looks to drive but misses.
28.2
0
Glenn Maxwell to Chris Woakes, Outside off and this turns back in. Woakes works it to mid-wicket.
28.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to Ben Stokes, Floats it up on middle, this is pushed towards mid on for a quick run.
Glenn Maxwell is into the attack.
28
over
28 | 3 Runs | HH: 125/5
27.6
0
Marcus Stoinis to Chris Woakes, On a good length and around off, this is kept out.
27.5
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, This one is shorter in length, Stokes pulls it through square leg for one.
27.4
0
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Slower one on middle, this is kept out.
27.3
0
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Very full on the stumps, this is jammed out.
Chris Woakes walks out to bat next.
27.2
W
Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, OUT! What a catch that is! Stoinis gets the big fish! The England fans have their heads down. They can't believe what just happened! The stand which probably was getting Australia a little worried has been cut short. This is on the pads, Buttler whips it hard but flat towards deep square leg. Khawaja there runs to his right and hangs onto it. It was traveling, it could have easily bursts through his hands. The Australians are elated. England need another 162.
27.1
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Dances down the track but the length is short, Stokes guides it through point and takes one.
27.1
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Down the leg side and it has been wided.
27
over
27 | 5 Runs | HH: 122/4
26.6
1
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Good running! The arm ball on middle, Stokes goes back and pushes it towards cover. The batters take one. 5 from the over.
26.5
1
Nathan Lyon to Jos Buttler, Shorter and on middle, this is whipped towards deep mid-wicket for one.
26.4
0
Nathan Lyon to Jos Buttler, Looks to play the paddle sweep but it goes off the inner half onto the pads and on the leg side.
26.3
2
Nathan Lyon to Jos Buttler, Good fielding by Cummins! Short and outside off, Buttler hits it through point. Cummins in the deep runs to his left, dives and pushes it back in. Saves two for his side.
26.2
0
Nathan Lyon to Jos Buttler, Buttler dances down the track but Lyon shortens the length. Buttler looks to defend but it goes off the pads towards cover.
26.1
1
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Shorter and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
26
over
26 | 8 Runs | HH: 117/4
25.6
4
Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Bludgeoned! That is some hit! Buttler takes a few steps down the track and converts it into a full ball. He hammers it past long on and bags a boundary. The last ball spoils the over. Not for the first time today. 8 from it. 169 needed in 144.
25.5
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Slightly shorter and around middle, Stokes pulls it through square leg for one.
25.4
0
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, On the pads, Stokes looks to work but misses, he gets hit on the pads.
25.3
1
Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, Length and around off, Buttler strokes it through covers for one.
25.2
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Fifty for Stokes! He has played a few important knocks in this World Cup but none more than this. However, his job is only half done. This is his 18th ODI fifty. He gets there by flicking the full toss through square leg for one.
25.1
1
Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, Length delivery on middle, Buttler flicks it towards square leg for a run.
25
over
25 | 4 Runs | HH: 109/4
24.6
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Flatter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
24.5
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, BEATEN! Stokes misreads the line there. He needs to be careful! This is shorter and just outside off, Stokes goes back and looks to cut but it is too close. It beats the outside edge.
24.4
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Floats it up on off, this is defended.
24.3
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, On the stumps, it is kept out.
24.2
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Shorter on off, Stokes hits it to covers.
24.1
4
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, LEADING EDGE BUT FOUR! This is tossed up on middle, it holds onto the wicket. Stokes closes the face of the bat early, it goes off the leading edge above the bowler's hand and through mid on for a boundary. A fortunate boundary but England won't care how they come as long as they come.
24
over
24 | 3 Runs | HH: 105/4
23.6
0
Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, A low full toss, Buttler looks to drive it down the ground but it goes off the bottom to the keeper.
23.5
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, On the shorter side and on the body, Stokes pulls it through square leg for one.
23.4
1
Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, Shorter and on the body, Buttler looks to pull but it hits the body and rolls towards fine leg for one. Leg bye signaled!
23.3
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Full and on the pads, Stokes works it through square leg for a run. The fifty-run stand is up between the two. A vital one but the job is not even half done.
23.2
0
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
23.1
0
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Good fielding! Stokes charges and Stoinis bowls it short. Stokes guides it towards backward point. The fielder there dives to his right and stops it.
23
over
23 | 5 Runs | HH: 102/4
22.6
0
Nathan Lyon to Jos Buttler, Flighted delivery outside off, Jos looks to play the sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads. There is a stifled appeal but it is turned down.
22.5
1
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Full on off, Stokes drives it towards covers for a run.
22.4
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Short on off, Stokes makes room and cuts it to point.
22.3
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Floated delivery on off, Stokes keeps it out.
22.2
4
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Nice shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Stokes sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 100 up for England.
22.1
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Tossed up on off, Stokes pushes it back towards the bowler.
Nathan Lyon is back into the attack. 3-0-14-0, his figures so far.
22
over
22 | 4 Runs | HH: 97/4
21.6
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Another single as this is hit down to long on.
21.5
0
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, A very full ball on middle, Stokes jams it out.
21.4
1
Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, Fuller again and on middle, Buttler works it through mid-wicket for one.
21.3
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, A direct hit and Buttler was a goner! This is on a length and around off, Stokes looks to defend but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket. The batters go for one. Smith picks the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but luckily for Buttler, he misses. England can't afford a run out at the moment. That was a risky run.
21.2
1
Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, NOT OUT! Impact is outside off! Australia lose their only review. A poor one to be honest. That was more in hope, desperation. Buttler walks down the track and is also standing outside the off stump. Buttler looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Stoinis is appealing as the batters run a leg bye as the ball rolls towards mid on. Stoinis likes it and wants it to be reviewed. Carey does not feel it is worth a review. Finch takes it though. Replays roll in and show the on-field call is the right one.
A review right at the end by Australia! An appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Buttler is the man in question. He was too ahead there. Also, the impact is an issue.
21.1
0
Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
21
over
21 | 2 Runs | HH: 93/4
20.6
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Good length and on off, this is pushed to covers.
20.5
1
Pat Cummins to Jos Buttler, On the shorter side, Buttler gets on top of the bounce and pulls it towards fine leg for one.
20.4
1
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Slower one on off, Stokes pushes it towards cover for an easy run.
20.3
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Another one on the body of the batter, Stokes works it towards mid-wicket. The batters think of a run but then bail out.
20.2
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, On the stumps again, this is blocked.
20.1
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Back of a length on off, Stokes pushes it to covers.
20
over
20 | 8 Runs | HH: 91/4
19.6
2
Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, A couple now! Too straight again, Buttler works it through square leg for two. Expensive start from Stoinis.
19.5
0
Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, Buttler takes a few steps down the track but Stoinis bowls a yorker. It is jammed out.
19.4
1
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, This is on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
19.3
4
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Stokes is on the charge here! He comes down the track and makes into a full ball. He lofts it over mid on for a boundary. England may just decide to take on Stoinis as he is the weak link in this Australian bowling line-up. Runs needed below 200.
19.2
0
Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, A muted appeal but nothing from the umpire! Shorter and outside off, this one takes off after pitching. Stokes looks to guide it down to third man but gets beaten.
19.1
1
Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, This is on the pads, Buttler works it through mid-wicket for one.
Marcus Stoinis is into the attack.
19
over
19 | 4 Runs | HH: 83/4
18.6
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, On the fuller side and on middle, Stokes works it to mid on. So just the boundary from the over
18.5
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Good stop! This is on a length and around off, Stokes looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards point where Maxwell dives to his right and stops it.
18.4
4
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, FOUR! That has gone to the fence like a tracer bullet! Stokes dances down the track and Cummins bangs it short. Stokes powers it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
18.3
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, This is angled into the batter, Stokes works it to mid-wicket.
18.2
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Back of a length and on off, Stokes keeps it out.
18.1
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Comes down the track but the length is short. Stokes hits it to mid off.
Pat Cummins is back into the attack.
18
over
18 | 7 Runs | HH: 79/4
17.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, Well fielded! Shorter and on the body, Stokes pulls it firmly, it goes quicky towards fine leg who runs to his right, dives and keeps it down to one.
17.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, Goes full now and this one tails back in. Stokes hits it to mid on.
17.4
2
Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, A little too straight again, this is worked behind square for two.
17.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, Another short one, this hurries onto the batsman, Buttler is late into the pull. It hits the glove and rolls towards square leg for one.
17.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, This is on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
17.1
2
Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Short of a length delivery on leg, Stokes pulls it towards fine leg. It goes to the fielder in one bounce. The batsmen get two runs.
17
over
17 | 7 Runs | HH: 72/4
16.6
1
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Floats it up on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
16.5
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, On the stumps again, this is kept out.
16.4
2
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Shorter and outside off, Stokes goes back and pushes it wide of cover for a couple.
16.3
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Close again! This is flatter and on middle, it skids through. Stokes just about jams it out.
16.2
1
Nathan Lyon to Jos Buttler, Beauty! That turned and bounced! This is flatter just outside off, it pitches and turns in sharply. Cuts Buttler into half, the keeper fails to collect it and it goes down to fine leg for a bye.
16.1
3
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Flighted delivery on middle, Stokes flicks it towards fine leg. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.
16
over
16 | 8 Runs | HH: 65/4
15.6
2
Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, FOUR! He has done well! A low full toss outside off, Buttler looks to drive but it goes off the bottom edge down towards third man. Jason runs across, dives and pushes it back in. The umpires goes upstairs to check. Replays roll in and they show that Jason Behrendorff did touch the ropes but he had pushed the ball away. Two to end the over. Expensive return for Starc.
Has that been stopped cleanly? Jason Behrendorff runs to his left from third man and stops the ball from going to the fence with a dive. His feet touch the rope but it looks to be clean. Let's say what the replays have to say.
15.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, Goes short and on the body, Stokes pulls it down to fine leg for one.
15.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, On the fuller side once again, Stokes pushes it back to Starc.
15.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, This is angled into the batter, Stokes pushes it to mid on.
15.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, In the air... but just wide! Fuller and outside off, Buttler looks to drive it once again but it flies off the outer half past point and down to third man for one.
15.1
4
Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Exquisite! Lovely timing on this one! Fuller and on off, no swing at all. Buttler leans forward and strokes it through covers for a boundary. First boundary for Buttler.
Mitchell Starc is back into the attack. Finch has turned out to his gun bowler.
15
over
15 | 3 Runs | HH: 57/4
14.6
1
Nathan Lyon to Jos Buttler, Shorter and outside off, the batter goes back and pushes it through covers for one.
14.5
1
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Fires it into the pads, Stokes works it through mid-wicket for one.
14.4
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Flatter and on off, Stokes goes back and defends it out.
14.3
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, On the stumps, this is kept out.
14.2
1
Nathan Lyon to Jos Buttler, Floats it up outside off, Buttler looks to drive it against the turn through the off side but it goes off the inner half down to long on for one.
14.1
0
Nathan Lyon to Jos Buttler, Floats it up on off, Buttler keeps it out.
14
over
14 | 2 Runs | HH: 54/4
13.6
1
Jason Behrendorff to Jos Buttler, Buttler is off the mark straightaway! This is a back of a length ball around off, Buttler guides it down to third man for one.
Jos Buttler walks out to bat next. We know what Buttler is capable of and he needs to deliver here for England.
13.5
W
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, OUT! In the air... taken! Jonny Bairstow has thrown it away! The change of ends works wonders for Jason Behrendorff! It is short and outside off, Jonny looks to drag his pull but his one hand comes off the handle. It takes the top edge and goes high up in the air towards the fielder in the deep at mid-wicket. Cummins once again makes no mistake. England slip further. Another 233 runs needed in 217 balls.
13.4
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Good length and outside off, the batsman leaves it alone.
13.3
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Good length and around off, it is kept out.
13.2
1
Jason Behrendorff to Ben Stokes, This time he does work it around the corner and takes one.
13.1
0
Jason Behrendorff to Ben Stokes, Just short! The change of ends almost does the trick. This is angled into the batter, Stokes looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge but falls just short of Warner at covers.
Jason Behrendorff is back into the attack.
13
over
13 | 5 Runs | HH: 52/3
12.6
0
Nathan Lyon to Jonny Bairstow, This is on the pads, JB works it to square leg. A tidy start by Lyon.
12.5
1
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Another single as Stokes pushes it through covers.
12.4
0
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Well played but well fielded! Stokes brings the reverse sweep out but hits it too fine. Smith seeing Stokes change the grip moves to his left and also a little behind. He stops it.
12.3
1
Nathan Lyon to Jonny Bairstow, Flatter and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
12.2
1
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, In the air... but safe! Almost an action reply of how Warner got out. This is shorter and around off, it takes off after pitching. Stokes looks to cut but then seeing the extra bounce looks to bail out. It hits the higher portion of the bat and lobs through cover-point for one. Fifty up for England.
12.1
2
Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, Shorter and around off, Stokes goes back and slaps it through extra cover. Takes two.
For the first time in this World Cup Nathan Lyon is into the attack. He would want to make an impact straightaway.
12
over
12 | 4 Runs | HH: 47/3
11.6
1
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, A nicely controlled pull shot! On the shorter side, Stokes goes back and pulls it towards fine leg just for a single.
11.5
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Goes back to bowling it just outside off, Stokes shoulders arms to it.
11.4
2
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Good running! This time there is more width on offer, Stokes guides it past point and for a couple.
11.3
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Loose shot! Shortish and just outside off, Stokes looks to go after it but the ball beats the bat. That was loose from Stokes. Too close to play that shot.
11.2
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Good length and on off, Stokes lunges and defends it out.
11.1
1
Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow, On the pads, Bairstow flicks it down to fine leg and takes an easy run.
11
over
11 | 4 Runs | HH: 43/3
10.6
0
Jason Behrendorff to Ben Stokes, Full on middle, Stokes defends it off the back foot. Just 4 runs from the over.
10.5
0
Jason Behrendorff to Ben Stokes, On a good length and outside off, Stokes comes down the track and plays it to point.
10.4
0
Jason Behrendorff to Ben Stokes, On a good length on off, Stokes keeps it out.
10.3
4
Jason Behrendorff to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Stokes is off the mark after 11 dots. Jeez but that is some way to get off the mark. Length ball outside off, Stokes comes down the track and smashes is through covers for a boundary.
10.2
0
Jason Behrendorff to Ben Stokes, Good length delivery on off, Stokes blocks it off his back foot.
10.1
0
Jason Behrendorff to Ben Stokes, On a good length and outside off, Stokes defends it out.
Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 4 Runs | HH: 39/3
9.6
0
Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow, A good looking drive to end Powerplay 1! Good length and on middle, this is pushed to mid on. Australia easily on top after the first 10. England are 39 for 3. Another 247 needed in 240 balls.
9.5
0
Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow, A little too straight again and Jonny works it to square leg.
9.4
4
Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Too straight and Bairstow puts it away! This is also fuller and on the pads, Jonny clips it through mid-wicket and bags a boundary. First runs of Cummins' bowling.
9.3
0
Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow, Continues bowling it on a length and on off, JB goes back and keeps it out again.
9.2
0
Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow, This is angled into the batter, Bairstow works it to mid-wicket.
9.1
0
Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow, Back of a length on off, JB stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
9
over
9 | 5 Runs | HH: 35/3
8.6
0
Jason Behrendorff to Ben Stokes, Extra bounce there! Good length and around off, shoots after pitching. Stokes defends it by taking one hand off the handle.
8.5
0
Jason Behrendorff to Ben Stokes, Back of a length on off, Stokes stands tall and keeps it out. Still hasn't got off the mark.
8.4
1
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Slightly shorter in length and around off, Bairstow pulls it through mid-wicket and takes one.
8.3
4
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Punched away! Slightly shorter and outside off, Bairstow pushes it in the gap in the cover region and the ball races away to the fence.
8.2
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Flashes and misses! Outside off, JB looks to hit it through the off side but misses it.
8.1
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Back of a length and on off, Bairstow hits it to mid on.
8
over
8 | 0 Runs | HH: 30/3
7.6
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, On the shorter side and outside off, Stokes looks to pull but misses. A maiden to begin with by Cummins.
7.5
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, BEATEN! Stokes takes a few steps down the track but Cummins lands it behind a length. Gets it to angle away. Stokes looks to defend but gets beaten.
7.4
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Outside off, left alone.
7.3
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Back of a length again and on off, Stokes stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
7.2
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, On the stumps, this is pushed back to mid on.
7.1
0
Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Good length and outside off, Stokes lets it be.
Pat Cummins is into the attack.
7
over
7 | 4 Runs | HH: 30/3
6.6
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Goes back to bowling length and on middle, this is defended.
6.5
4
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Just over mid off! Bairstow would have surely had his heart in his mouth! This is on a length and around off, Bairstow looks to hit it on the up. It goes off the higher portion of the bat and over mid off for a boundary.
6.4
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Back of a length on middle, Bairstow stands tall and defends it out.
6.3
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Well bowled again! This lands on middle and straightens. Bairstow looks to play it with a straight bat but it goes off the outer half to point.
6.2
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, On the fuller side again on middle, Bairstow hits it back to the bowler.
6.1
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Around off, Bairstow looks to drive but it goes off the inner half to mid on.
6
over
6 | 5 Runs | HH: 26/3
5.6
0
Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, On the fuller side and around off, Stokes pushes it to covers. Another successful over for Australia.
Ben Stokes walks out to bat next.
5.5
W
Mitchell Starc to Eoin Morgan, OUT! Number 3 is down! Australia are all over England at the moment. The full ball gets Root and the short one gets the England skipper. It is on the body. Morgan looks to pull but the ball goes off the top edge towards fine leg where Cummins takes one running to his left and then falls over. That got big onto Morgan. Pin-drop silence in the stadium here.
5.4
1
Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow, On the fuller side and this one comes back in. Bairstow waits for it and then works it on the leg side for one.
5.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow, Back of a length now and outside off, JB lets it go.
5.2
4
Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Need not run for those! Very delightful shot. Full and outside off, Bairstow extends his arms and creams it through cover for a boundary.
5.1
0
Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow, On middle, Jonny works it to square leg.
5
over
5 | 6 Runs | HH: 21/2
4.6
0
Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan, Good length and outside off, Morgan lets it go. Good batting, having got a boundary in the over, another risk is not needed.
4.5
4
Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! What a shot! This is the new England! They are two down but are still looking to attack. Morgan dances down the track and makes it into a half-volley. He smashes it through mid off and the ball races away to the fence.
4.4
0
Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan, Way too wide outside off, Morgan reaches out for it but chops it to the off side.
4.4
1
Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan, Sprays this one down the leg side, it has been wided.
4.3
1
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, On the pads, JB looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
4.2
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Inside edge! On a length and around off, Bairstow plays outside the line, the ball hits the inside edge and hits the pads.
4.1
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Good length and outside off, Bairstow leaves it alone.
4
over
4 | 0 Runs | HH: 15/2
3.6
0
Mitchell Starc to Eoin Morgan, This is on the pads again, Morgan tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A wicket maiden by Starc.
3.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Eoin Morgan, BEATEN! On the fuller side and outside off, Morgan looks to drive it through the off side but misses.
3.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Eoin Morgan, Shorter and on the body, Morgan works it to mid-wicket.
Eoin Morgan walks out to bat next.
3.3
W
Mitchell Starc to Joe Root, OUT! LBW! That is plumb in front! Australia have another one here! England in big, big trouble! Both the opening bowlers have one each. Starc steams in and bowls this fuller and outside off, this one comes back in late. Root plants his front foot across and then tries to flick but misses and the ball hits him on the pads. An appeal and Root walks off. He does not even think of a review as he knew he is a goner. 271 more needed. Body blow this for England as Root has been in excellent form in this World Cup and the glue around which this destructive English batting works around.
3.2
0
Mitchell Starc to Joe Root, On the fuller side and outside off, Root looks to drive it through the off side again, this one takes the inside edge and hits the pad.
3.1
0
Mitchell Starc to Joe Root, BEATEN! This is slightly fuller and outside off, Root looks to drive it through the off side but it comes in and goes past the inside edge.
3
over
3 | 4 Runs | HH: 15/1
2.6
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Another one on the pads, JB looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Just the boundary from the over.
2.5
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Another good length and on off, this is kept out.
2.4
4
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Lovely clip! This is a little too straight by Jason Behrendorff. Bairstow flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away. The outfield is pretty fast here.
2.3
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Shorter in length and on the body, Bairstow looks to pull but misses to get hit on the body.
2.2
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, On the off pole, JB goes back and defends it onto the ground.
2.1
0
Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, Good delivery! This lands around off, angles away and also zips through. Bairstow first looks to cut but then bails out.
2
over
2 | 7 Runs | HH: 11/1
1.6
0
Mitchell Starc to Joe Root, Slightly fuller and outside off, Root shoulders arms to it. A dot to end but a good over for England.
1.5
4
Mitchell Starc to Joe Root, FOUR! Two boundaries in two balls for Root! Too easy this, on the pads, Root works it fine on the leg side and bags a boundary. This is not a good follow-up over by Starc till now.
1.4
1
Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow, Edgy run! This is full and wide outside off, Bairstow throws his bat at it, the ball goes off the outside edge to third man for one.
1.3
2
Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow, Good shot! Not a boundary but two! Slightly fuller and outside off, Jonny strokes it through cover-point. The fielder from cover and point give it a chase and some teamwork from the two ensures it is just the two.
1.2
0
Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow, This one is angled across the batter, Bairstow makes another leave.
1.1
0
Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow, Well bowled! Just outside off and this comes back in. Not enough though to make the batter play.
Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 4 Runs | HH: 4/1
0.6
4
Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root, FOUR! Off the mark in style are England and Root. This is once again outside off but the length is shorter. Root goes back and cuts it past the diving point fielder and bags a boundary. A four to end but a top class first over by Jason.
0.5
0
Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root, Another length ball outside off, Root lets it be.
0.4
0
Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root, Excellent stop! Australia need to be brilliant in the field! This is shorter and around off, Root stands tall and guides it towards point where Maxwell dives to his right and stops it.
0.3
0
Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root, Angles this one away from around off, Root shoulders arms to this one.
Joe Root is the new batsman in.
0.2
W
Jason Behrendorff to James Vince, OUT! BOOM! Behrendorff knocks Vince over! What a start for Australia and what a delivery by Jason. Another failure for Vince and once again the opening stand for England fails to contribute anything significant. JB runs in and bowls this right up there. It starts from off and swings back in late. Vince fails to adjust to the movement. The ball hits the pads and then deflects onto the stumps. A duck for Vince. Dream start on his comeback game for Behrendorff.
0.1
0
Jason Behrendorff to James Vince, Goes fuller and gets the ball to come back in. Vince plays it with the movement to mid on.
We are back for the chase. The Australian players are out in the middle. Jonny Bairstow and James Vince will open the batting for England. Jason Behrendorff will open the bowling for Australia. He has the first new ball in hand. We saw the English bowlers get some swing, can he get the ball to move too? He can be deadly if he does so. Here we go...
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st Innings Australia
Aaron Finch says it would have been nice to carry on and he is disappointed to get out straight after getting a 100. Tells it was not an easy wicket to start on. States they got in a good position and could have scored more but he feels the score is a competitive one . Says on this wicket it is important to build pressure with dot balls and put their middle order to the test. Reckons the bowlers need to bowl the short balls sparingly and feels the length deliveries are the key on this wicket. He hopes they have enough on the board.
286 is the target! You would probably say that England are favorites but not to forget, they did not chase 233 in their last game. Also, the Aussie pacers would love to bowl on this wicket which is offering a lot to the pacers and the spinners. However, if the England batters bat well, they should chase this down. It promises to be a cracking second innings. Join us for it in a while, for now, Finch is down giving an interview.
The England bowling was brilliant to begin with! Woakes and Archer were brilliant with the new ball. One could argue though that they could have been a touch fuller but still, they were extremely good. However, after Powerplay 1, the bowlers who came in leaked runs. Wood had a forgetful first spell. Moeen Ali and Rashid also did not start that nicely. Moeen Ali's wicket though changed things. Once Warner was dismissed, the England bowlers got into their stride and kept pegging Australia back. Woakes was probably the best of the bowlers today, the rest bowled well in patches.
Australia on the other hand, will be very disappointed with the way things stand at the moment. They looked all set to get to a total above 300. Their openers weathered the storm early on, added a brilliant 123 run stand before Warner perished after scoring another half ton. Khawaja and Finch then added another handy stand but once the skipper fell after getting to his century, Australia lost the plot. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Their middle order once again did not come to the fore. Stoinis' run out too did not help. Had it not been for Carey's cameo, they would have probably finished with something around 250. Nevertheless, this is more than a fighting score they have got to.
An excellent comeback from England and they will surely be the happier side walking into the dressing room. Yes, 285 is a very good score but it could have been a lot more.
49.6
4
Ben Stokes to Alex Carey, FOUR! A boundary to end the innings! 11 from the last over! This is short and outside off, Carey stands tall and slaps it through coves. It is away from the sweeper and a handy boundary. AUSTRALIA END WITH 285!
49.5
2
Ben Stokes to Alex Carey, A couple now! Fuller and on middle, Carey swings again but it goes off the inner half towards deep mid-wicket. They take two. A better throw to the keeper and Carey could have been in trouble.
49.4
4
Ben Stokes to Alex Carey, FOUR! Up and over! Poor ball with mid off up. Full and outside off, Carey lofts it over extra cover and bags a boundary. Two balls to go, Australia would love another two.
49.3
0
Ben Stokes to Alex Carey, Well bowled! Carey dances down the track and Stokes bangs it short, it is the slower one. Carey is completely deceived by it. He looks to put bat on ball but misses.
49.2
1
Ben Stokes to Mitchell Starc, Shorter and on off, this is guided through covers for one. Does the smart thing by giving the strike to Carey.
49.1
0
Ben Stokes to Mitchell Starc, A little too straight. Starc looks to flick but misses. It goes off the pads back to the bowler. Carey is off but then has to make it back. Stokes picks the ball and mimes a shy at the non-striker's end. Carey dives to make it in. A dot to start the last over.
Ben Stokes is back into the attack to bowl the final over of this innings.
49
over
49 | 11 Runs | HH: 274/7
48.6
4
Jofra Archer to Alex Carey, FOUR! Clever, clever batting! A boundary to start the over and one to end it! 11 from it. Short and outside off, Carey upper cuts it fine on the off side and a boundary results.
48.5
1
Jofra Archer to Mitchell Starc, Add one more to the singles column. Another yorker outside off, Starc looks to put bat on ball but it goes off the inner half towards cover for one.
48.4
1
Jofra Archer to Alex Carey, Brilliant! A yorker on middle, this is jammed out to mid off for one. Not a lot Carey could do with that ball.
48.3
0
Jofra Archer to Alex Carey, Good surprise bouncer! Carey ducks under it. Two dots after the boundary.
48.2
0
Jofra Archer to Alex Carey, A dot now! This is fuller and around middle, Carey swings but it goes off the inner half to mid on.
48.1
4
Jofra Archer to Alex Carey, FOUR! Glorious shot! A welcome boundary for Australia. It is the slower one outside off, Carey just lofts it over covers, beats the man in the deep and a boundary. 5 from the first two balls. Can Australia make this a huge over?
48.1
1
Jofra Archer to Alex Carey, WIDE! Way too wide outside off, Carey lets it be.
Jofra Archer is back into the attack to bowl the penultimate over.
48
over
48 | 4 Runs | HH: 263/7
47.6
1
Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Just the single to end! Australia are finding it difficult to get the boundaries now! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one. End of Woakes for today. He has been brilliant. His figures 10-0-46-2.
47.5
1
Chris Woakes to Mitchell Starc, On the body again, this is worked through square leg for one.
47.4
0
Chris Woakes to Mitchell Starc, Swing and a miss! Shorter and outside off, Starc goes for the heave but only connects with thin air.
47.3
1
Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Close! Carey makes room and Woakes follows him with a short one! Carey looks to pull but misses to get hit on the body. The ball rolls on the off side. The batters go for one. Woakes gets to the ball and has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. No signal from the umpire so there may be an inside edge.
47.2
1
Chris Woakes to Mitchell Starc, A slower one on the shorter side, Starc guides it down to third man for one.
Mitchell Starc is the next batsman in. His job will be to give Alex Carey as much strike as possible.
47.1
W
Chris Woakes to Pat Cummins, OUT! Caught behind! Another one bites the dust! Australia have completely lost their way! This is on a length and around off, Cummins looks to push at it but does so inside the line. The ball goes off the outside edge and low towards Buttler who takes it with a dive across.
47
over
47 | 6 Runs | HH: 259/6
46.6
1
Mark Wood to Pat Cummins, Now a single and Cummins will keep strike for the next over! Short and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one. So despite the boundary, only 6 from the over.
46.5
0
Mark Wood to Pat Cummins, BEATEN AGAIN! This is angled into the batter and then straightens after pitching. Cummins hangs his bat out and gets beaten.
46.4
0
Mark Wood to Pat Cummins, A dot! That is why they would not mind a single! This is shorter and outside off, Cummins looks to upper cut it but misses.
46.3
1
Mark Wood to Alex Carey, A full toss but way outside off, Carey hits it through covers for one. England won't mind this single as Cummins is on strike now.
46.2
0
Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Carey misses out there! Shorter and outside off, Carey slashes at it but finds point.
46.1
4
Mark Wood to Alex Carey, FOUR! Lovely shot! The key there was that he played that late! Full and outside off, Carey waits for it and guides it through point for a boundary. Ideal start to the over, they need to make it count.
46
over
46 | 5 Runs | HH: 253/6
45.6
1
Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, On the body, Carey pulls it towards fine leg for one. Another good over for England. Just the five runs and a wicket from it.
45.5
2
Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Full and outside off, Carey strokes it through backward point for two.
Pat Cummins walks out to bat next.
45.4
W
Chris Woakes to Steve Smith, OUT! Smith holes out! He whacks the bat down onto the ground as he walks off. It seems like he wanted to hit it a lot squarer than he did. A slower one by Woakes on middle. Smith looks to loft it over mid-wicket but ends up hitting it too straight. It goes towards long on where Archer takes a good catch falling forward. England are into the bowling all-rounders now. 300 looks difficult.
45.3
1
Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Another slower one on the stumps, Carey pushes it through covers for one.
45.2
1
Chris Woakes to Steve Smith, Slower one around off, Smith shuffles across and looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
45.1
0
Chris Woakes to Steve Smith, Back of a length on off, Smith guides it to point.
45
over
45 | 6 Runs | HH: 248/5
44.6
2
Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Excellent running! A couple to end a good over by Wood! This is fuller and outside off, Carey mistimes it to long on. They take one, Smith wants a second. Root has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses.
44.5
1
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, Singles are something England won't mind! Shorter and outside off, Smith guides it down to third man for one.
44.4
1
Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Shorter and on the body, Carey is late on the pull, it goes down to fine leg for one.
44.3
1
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, Another slower one on middle, Smith shuffles across and works it through mid-wicket for one.
44.2
1
Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Another single! Slower one on middle, Carey pushes it towards cover for one.
44.1
0
Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Very full on off, Carey hits it to covers.
44
over
44 | 9 Runs | HH: 242/5
43.6
4
Chris Woakes to Steve Smith, FOUR! Spoils the over! A much-needed boundary for Australia. Slightly short and Smith picks the length early. He goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket and the ball races away.
43.5
1
Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, One more single as Carey pushes it towards cover.
43.4
1
Chris Woakes to Steve Smith, On the fuller side and on off, Smith pushes it to mid off for one.
43.3
1
Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Another length ball and angling away from middle, Carey looks to work it on the leg side but it goes off the leading edge through cover for one.
43.2
1
Chris Woakes to Steve Smith, Back of a length on middle, Smith works it towards mid-wicket for one.
43.1
1
Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Back of a length and on off, Carey pushes it towards cover for one.
Chris Woakes is back on! He was brilliant at the start but needs to be good here too.
43
over
43 | 5 Runs | HH: 233/5
42.6
2
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, Length delivery on leg, Steve flicks it towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs.
42.5
0
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, Bowls a bouncer, Smith does well to duck under it.
42.4
0
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, On a good length and outside off, Smith looks to punch but misses the outside edge by a whisker.
42.3
1
Mark Wood to Alex Carey, On a length on middle, Carey flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
42.2
0
Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Short of a length delivery outside off, Carey leaves it alone.
42.1
1
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, On a length on middle, Smith flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
42.1
1
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Smith lets it go.
42
over
42 | 6 Runs | HH: 228/5
41.6
0
Adil Rashid to Alex Carey, On off, this is kept out.
The new man in is Alex Carey.
41.5
W
Adil Rashid to Steve Smith, OUT! Stoinis can continue running to the pavilion! A horrible mix-up and this is probably the last thing Australia wanted. Also, he seems to have a bad chemistry with Smith as he was run out in the practice game against England too and he has been run out again. Rashid tosses it up outside off, Smith creams it through wide mid off. Bairstow from long off runs to his left, collects the ball. The batsmen complete one by then. Now Stoinis wants another and he rushes off. Smith is not even interested and has his back towards his partner. Stoinis does not spot that and continues running. Bairstow fires it to the bowler who gently throws it to the keeper who knocks the bails off. Another important wicket as Marcus can be dangerous at the end. Australia now have half the side back in the hut and England are right back in the game.
41.4
4
Adil Rashid to Steve Smith, FOUR! Too short and Smith won't miss out. This is a real freebie. It is a drag down. Smith goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder and a boundary results.
41.3
1
Adil Rashid to Marcus Stoinis, Shorter and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
41.2
0
Adil Rashid to Marcus Stoinis, Well done! This is tossed up on middle, Stoinis pushes it firmly back towards the bowler. Rashid dives to his right and saves a run.
41.1
0
Adil Rashid to Marcus Stoinis, Floats it outside off, Stoinis looks to go too hard at it. It goes off the inner half to mid-wicket.
41
over
41 | 7 Runs | HH: 222/4
40.6
0
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, A sharp bumper outside off, SS looks to pull but then bails out.
40.5
1
Mark Wood to Marcus Stoinis, Edgy run! Length and around off, it straightens a touch! Stoinis looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
40.4
1
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, A little too straight, this is clipped through backward square leg for one.
40.3
1
Mark Wood to Marcus Stoinis, Follows the boundary with a run as he hits it down to long on.
40.2
4
Mark Wood to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Shorter side and it races away! Full and outside off, Stoinis hits it through covers. The fielder runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it.
40.1
0
Mark Wood to Marcus Stoinis, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
Powerplay 3 is signaled. Maximum of 5 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this innings.
40
over
40 | 2 Runs | HH: 215/4
39.6
0
Adil Rashid to Steve Smith, The googly now outside off, it turns back in. Smith looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the thigh pad.
39.5
1
Adil Rashid to Marcus Stoinis, This is tossed up above the eye line and bowled outside off. MS hits it down to long off for one.
39.4
0
Adil Rashid to Marcus Stoinis, Lovely bowling! This is tossed up on middle, Stoinis keeps it out.
39.3
0
Adil Rashid to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.
39.2
0
Adil Rashid to Marcus Stoinis, Floats it up on off, Stoinis keeps it out.
39.1
1
Adil Rashid to Steve Smith, This is tossed up on middle, Smith hits it down to long on for one.
Adil Rashid is back into the attack. Morgan has brought him to pick up quick wickets. Rashid has two overs to go.
39
over
39 | 1 Runs | HH: 213/4
38.6
0
Mark Wood to Marcus Stoinis, A short one to end! Stoinis evades it. A lovely over from Mark Wood.
38.5
0
Mark Wood to Marcus Stoinis, Lovely stuff! Wood has his tail up here now! He lands it on a length at 152 KPH. Straightens. Marcus plays inside the line and gets beaten.
38.4
0
Mark Wood to Marcus Stoinis, Another length ball and on off, this is guided to point.
38.3
0
Mark Wood to Marcus Stoinis, Just outside off, Stoinis shoulders arms to it.
Marcus Stoinis is the new batsman in.
38.2
W
Mark Wood to Glenn Maxwell, OUT! Caught behind! Wood gets the Big Show! A tiny show from the Big Show! Poor, poor shot. A very soft dismissal. It is short and outside off, Maxwell looks to upper cut it but it goes off the bottom part and into the hands of Buttler. A much-needed wicket for Wood. He was struggling till now but this could well get him back to his best.
38.1
1
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, Around off, Smith guides it down to third man for one.
38
over
38 | 12 Runs | HH: 212/3
37.6
1
Jofra Archer to Steve Smith, This is on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one. 12 from the over and 10 from the last. So despite the wicket, the runs continue to flow.
37.5
0
Jofra Archer to Steve Smith, Now bangs it short and outside off, Smith lets it be.
37.4
1
Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell, Goes full this time and on the stumps, Maxwell plays it towards mid on for one.
37.3
4
Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Maxwell is in the mood here! This is on a length and around off once again. Maxwell stands tall and plays the similar shot he did on the last ball. This time it is not off the middle and a boundary results.
37.2
6
Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell, SIX! Outrageous! What a shot this is! It is a length ball outside off, Maxwell stands tall and whips it over the mid-wicket fence.
37.1
0
Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell, Back of a length on off, Maxwell defends it out.
37
over
37 | 10 Runs | HH: 200/3
36.6
4
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, FOUR! Deft! What a shot to bring up 200! Slightly shorter and outside off, Smith plays it late and it races to the third man fence. Two boundaries to end the over. Another expensive one from Wood.
36.5
4
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, FOUR! Too full and put away! On middle, Smith leans into it and strokes it through mid on. You need not run for those. Wood hasn't had a good day with the ball today.
36.4
1
Mark Wood to Glenn Maxwell, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
36.3
0
Mark Wood to Glenn Maxwell, Slightly fuller and on off, Maxwell times it to mid off.
36.2
1
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, On the pads, this is flicked down to fine leg for one.
36.1
0
Mark Wood to Steve Smith, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
Mark Wood is back! 3-0-24-0 his figures so far. Though he has been expensive, he has bowled with good pace and energy. Will be looking to get into the wickets column now.
36
over
36 | 7 Runs | HH: 190/3
35.6
0
Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell, Nasty delivery! This is shorter and on middle, takes off after pitching. Maxwel tries to fend at it by taking his eyes off the ball. It hits the higher portion of the bat and goes to point.
35.5
1
Jofra Archer to Steve Smith, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
35.4
4
Jofra Archer to Steve Smith, FOUR! Too easy for Smith! Down the leg side, Smith works it through fine leg and the ball races away.
Glenn Maxwell is the next batsman in. The Big Show is here and we all know what he is capable of. He does not need to go after it from ball 1, he can take his time and settle but knowing Maxwell don't rule anything out.
35.3
W
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, OUT! In the air... taken! 100 and out for Finch! He is fuming with himself. Just as he would have thought of stepping on the gas, he has been dismissed. The short ball does the trick. It is on middle, Finch looks to pull but does not get on top of the bounce. It takes the top edge and goes towards fine leg where Woakes takes a well-judged catch. England fighting back here, they have not only managed to pull back the run rate but also now got the centurion.
35.2
2
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, A misfield and that is Finch's ton! His second in this World Cup and 15th in ODIs. The skipper leads from the front in a big, big game. He gets there by working it towards fine leg. They take one. The fielder there slips as he gets close to the ball and hence fumbles, they take two.
35.1
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Direct hit and Smith was probably a goner! Fuller and on middle, Finch hits it towards mid on. He sets off. Smith responds but then Finch bails out. Smith has to turn and try to get back. The fielder luckily misses his shy. Replays show that the dive would have saved Smith. He would look to go big now.
DRINKS! Australia have done well till now to keep the scoring rate intact. They would want to accelerate and aim around 320-330. On the other hand, England need more wickets to stem the run flow.
35
over
35 | 5 Runs | HH: 183/2
34.6
2
Ben Stokes to Steve Smith, Lovely shot! Smith uses his wrists and guides it through backward point and takes two.
34.5
1
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, On off, this is pushed through covers for one.
34.4
1
Ben Stokes to Steve Smith, A slower short one on middle, Smith pulls it to deep square leg for one.
34.3
0
Ben Stokes to Steve Smith, Back of a length on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
34.2
0
Ben Stokes to Steve Smith, Confusion, a slip there was everything there but no harm done! This on the pads, Smith looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls on the off side. Smith wants a run but is sent back. He slips as he turns but keeps his balance and makes it back in.
34.1
1
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Back of a length on off, Finch now moves three short of a ton as he pushes it through covers.
34
over
34 | 3 Runs | HH: 178/2
33.6
1
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, A single to end! Shortish and outside off, Finch slaps it through covers and gets to the other end. He is a boundary away now from a ton.
33.5
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Another dot! A slower one on off, Finch guides it to point.
33.4
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, On the shorter side and outside off, Finch looks to punch it through covers but ends up chopping it back to the bowler.
33.3
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, This is angled into the pads, Finch works it to mid-wicket.
33.2
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Well bowled! Bowls this just outside off, Finch hangs his bat out and gets beaten. He did not need to play at that.
33.1
2
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Well played! Moves onto 95. A yorker outside off, this is jammed through point for two.
Jofra Archer is back into the attack. Morgan wants another wicket here and he goes back to his main bowler. Maybe Archer has played with Smith in the Indian T20 League. That could be the reason for his reintroduction.
33
over
33 | 2 Runs | HH: 175/2
32.6
0
Ben Stokes to Steve Smith, This is on the pads, Smith works it to mid-wicket. A good over by Stokes, just the two runs and the wicket from it.
32.5
1
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Short and on the body, this is pulled through fine leg for one.
32.4
1
Ben Stokes to Steve Smith, Fuller and outside off, this is hit through covers for one. Smith is off the mark.
32.3
0
Ben Stokes to Steve Smith, Back of a length around off, this is guided to point.
Steve Smith walks out to bat next. He scored a century against England in the warm-up game. One might feel he cannot get another one here considering the overs remaining. But a quick fire 50 or more will do his team a lot of good.
32.2
W
Ben Stokes to Usman Khawaja, OUT! KABOOM! That is right through Khawaja! He is completely beaten for pace here! The missed stumping chance has not cost England a lot. Stokes spears this full at 145 KPH on middle, it tails back in just a little. Khawaja is late in his flick shot and the ball sneaks through and hits the middle stump. A budding partnership comes to an end. England need to keep picking wickets if they need to stem the run-flow.
32.1
0
Ben Stokes to Usman Khawaja, Shorter and outside off, Khawaja looks to guide it down to third man. The ball is too close to play that shot, he ends up chopping it to the keeper.
32
over
32 | 7 Runs | HH: 173/1
31.6
0
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, A dot to end! Shorter and outside off, Finch cuts it to point.
31.5
4
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Into the 90s with that boundary! Rashid gives it even more air but bowls it outside off. Finch eases it through the gap in the cover region. No fielder in the deep and it races away. 50-run stand between Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja.
31.4
0
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Flatter and on off, Finch pushes it to covers again.
31.3
0
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Flighted on off, Finch hits it with the turn to covers.
31.2
1
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, The conventional sweep this time, it is hit through square leg for one.
31.1
2
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, A couple! Khawaja plays the paddle sweep, he hits it fine on the leg side for two.
31
over
31 | 4 Runs | HH: 166/1
30.6
0
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Very good short one outside off, it zips through. Finch looks to pull but misses.
30.5
0
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Good change in pace! Slower one on middle, Finch adjusts well and pushes it to mid off.
30.4
1
Ben Stokes to Usman Khawaja, This is bowled outside off, Khawaja guides it down to third man for one.
30.3
1
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
30.2
2
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Brilliant fielding! Full and outside off, Finch creams it through covers. Archer runs to his right, dives and pushes it away. Recovers well to not let it roll onto the ropes again. Saves two for his side.
30.1
0
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Just short! Back of a length on middle, Finch looks to pull but it is not short enough. He hits it on the bounce to mid-wicket.
30
over
30 | 4 Runs | HH: 162/1
29.6
2
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, Down the leg side, Khawaja sweeps it towards fine leg for two.
29.5
0
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, Good stop! Khawaja comes down the track and works it towards mid-wicket. Stokes moves swiftly to his left and saves a run.
29.4
1
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Shorter and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
29.3
0
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, On the pads, Finch looks to flick but misses.
29.2
1
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, On the pads, Khawaja works it through square leg for one.
29.1
0
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, Looks to play the reverse sweep again but Khawaja misses.
29
over
29 | 3 Runs | HH: 158/1
28.6
0
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Length delivery on off, Finch plays it to point. Just 3 runs from the over.
28.5
0
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery! On a good length and outside off, Finch looks to play inside the line but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
28.4
0
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, On a length on off, Finch plays it to point.
28.3
2
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Length delivery on middle, Finch flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
28.2
1
Ben Stokes to Usman Khawaja, Short of a length delivery, Khawaja pulls it towards wide mid on for a single.
28.1
0
Ben Stokes to Usman Khawaja, Length delivery on off, Khawaja taps it to point.
Ben Stokes is back into the attack. He has just bowled one over so far.
28
over
28 | 7 Runs | HH: 155/1
27.6
1
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, Down the leg side, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.
27.5
0
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, Uses his feet but pushes it back to the bowler.
27.4
1
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
27.3
1
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, Now smartly eases it down to long on for one.
27.2
4
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! Adding salt to the wound! Khawaja could have been dismissed on the last ball but instead bags a boundary on the next. Brings the reverse sweep out and hits it through cover-point for a boundary.
27.1
0
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, Is that a stumping chance? Yes, it is! The googly on off, Khawaja does not pick it. He looks to work it on the leg side but it turns the other way. Beats the bat. Drags his feet out. Buttler does dislodges the bails but does not have control of the ball.
27
over
27 | 7 Runs | HH: 148/1
26.6
4
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, EDGY FOUR! This is floated outside off, Finch looks to drive inside the line, it goes off the outside edge and down to the third man fence. Once again, Ali's last ball spoils the over.
26.5
1
Moeen Ali to Usman Khawaja, Khawaja works it with the angle through mid-wicket for one.
26.4
0
Moeen Ali to Usman Khawaja, Flatter and on middle, this is defended.
26.3
1
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Very sloppy from England! This is pushed to Archer at cover-point. It is an easy stop but he fumbles and a run is taken.
26.2
0
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Flatter and on off, this is kept out.
26.1
1
Moeen Ali to Usman Khawaja, Floats it up on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
26
over
26 | 3 Runs | HH: 141/1
25.6
2
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, A fumble and two taken! A full toss outside off, Finch hits it through wide mid off. Long off gets to the ball quickly but fumbles and the batters take an extra run.
25.5
0
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, The slider and Finch pushes it back to the bowler.
25.4
0
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, On the stumps, Finch defends it.
25.3
1
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, Plays the paddle sweep now towards fine leg for one.
25.2
0
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, Uses his feet but ends up yorking himself! This is jammed out to the bowler.
25.1
0
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, Turn there! This is outside off, spins back in. Khawaja looks to keep it out but it goes off the inside edge onto the pads.
25
over
25 | 9 Runs | HH: 138/1
24.6
6
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, SIX! Moeen Ali tosses this up, tempts Finch to take on him. Aaron obliges, he lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie. Spoils the over completely.
24.5
0
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, On middle again. this is worked to mid-wicket.
24.4
0
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Finch misses out there! Root does well though. This is fired down the leg side, Finch looks to paddle sweep it fine. Root at short fine leg runs to his right, dives and saves a boundary.
24.3
1
Moeen Ali to Usman Khawaja, Another single as Khawaja pushes it through covers.
24.2
1
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, On the stumps, Finch works it through square leg and gets to the other end.
24.1
1
Moeen Ali to Usman Khawaja, Good running! This is on off, Khawaja pushes it towards covers for one.
24
over
24 | 4 Runs | HH: 129/1
23.6
1
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, The googly on off, it turns away! Khawaja looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge towards short third man for one.
23.5
2
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, The googly but down the leg side, Khawaja sweeps it towards fine leg and takes two.
23.4
0
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, The slider on off, Khawaja pushes it to the bowler.
23.3
0
Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, Flighted ball on off, Khawaja blocks it onto the ground.
23.2
1
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Shorter and down the leg side, Finch pulls it too close to short fine leg so only a single.
23.1
0
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, The slider on off, Finch defends it out.
23
over
23 | 11 Runs | HH: 125/1
22.6
1
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Another single as Finch hits it to long on. End of a successful over for England. Yes, it did go for 11 but it had the important wicket of Warner.
22.5
1
Moeen Ali to Usman Khawaja, Khawaja is off the mark as he pushes it down to long off.
Usman Khawaja is the new batsman in.
22.4
W
Moeen Ali to David Warner, OUT! In the air... taken! Moeen Ali gets the wicket England so desperately needed! The crowd has finally found its voice back. The extra bounce does the trick for Ali. This is flatter and around off, Warner goes back and initially looks to cut but the ball takes off. Warner is surprised by it. He looks to bail out of the shot but it is too late. The ball hits the top part of the bat and balloons to point where Root takes a catch moving to his left. A big stand comes to an end. England will now look to pull things back a little.
22.3
1
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Now Finch pushes it down to long on for one.
22.2
6
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, SIX! Clears the longer part of the ground with ease! This is floated on middle, Finch hits it with the spin and clears the mid-wicket fence with some ease. First of the game.
22.1
2
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Floats it up outside off, Finch hits it through extra cover for two.
22
over
22 | 2 Runs | HH: 114/0
21.6
0
Adil Rashid to David Warner, The googly and shorter outside off, Warner cuts it to point. Back-to-back good overs for England.
21.5
0
Adil Rashid to David Warner, Slightly shorter and outside off, this is slapped to covers.
21.4
1
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Finch looks for the slog sweep but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
21.3
1
Adil Rashid to David Warner, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 500 runs for Warner in this World Cup. What a tournament he is having.
21.2
0
Adil Rashid to David Warner, Looks to play the reverse sweep but Rashid cleverly bowls it outside leg. Warner does hit it but finds point.
21.1
0
Adil Rashid to David Warner, Floated delivery on off, Warner keeps it out.
21
over
21 | 2 Runs | HH: 112/0
20.6
0
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Floated delivery on off, Finch keeps it out. Fine over from Moeen Ali.
20.5
1
Moeen Ali to David Warner, Short delivery on off, Warner makes room and cuts it through point. The batsmen cross ends.
20.4
1
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Flighted delivery on off, Aaron drives it towards covers for a single.
20.3
0
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Floated delivery on middle, Finch flicks it to mid-wicket.
20.2
0
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Tossed up on off, Finch plays it back towards the bowler.
20.1
0
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Tossed up on middle, Finch pushes it to mid on.
Sad news - West Indian legend, Brian Lara has been admitted to the hospital due to chest pain. Let's pray it is nothing serious and wish him for a speedy recovery.
20
over
20 | 4 Runs | HH: 110/0
19.6
1
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, A single to end as Finch works it through mid-wicket.
19.5
0
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
19.4
1
Adil Rashid to David Warner, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
19.3
0
Adil Rashid to David Warner, Floats it up on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
19.2
1
Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, This is on the pads, Finch looks to flick but it hits the pads and rolls on the leg side for one. No signal from the umpire so there might be an inside edge.
19.1
1
Adil Rashid to David Warner, Flighted ball on middle, Warner initially looks to flick due to which Rashid moves to his left, he ends up playing it with a straight bat towards mid off for one. Fifty up for Warner too. His 20th in ODIs. He too looks on course for another ton.
19
over
19 | 6 Runs | HH: 106/0
18.6
1
Moeen Ali to David Warner, Flatter and outside off, Warner makes room and guides it through covers for one.
18.5
0
Moeen Ali to David Warner, On the stump, it is kept out.
18.4
1
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Flatter and on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
18.3
1
Moeen Ali to David Warner, Shortish and outside off, Warner slaps it through covers for one.
18.2
1
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Floats it up on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
18.1
2
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, In the gap! Good fielding by Bairstow. This is tossed up on middle, Finch lofts it over mid-wicket. It is in the gap. Bairstow in the deep runs to his left, dives and pushes it back in. Saves two for his side. Fifty up for Finch. His 25th in ODIs. A top innings from him. He weathered the storm early on and now looks set for a big one.
18
over
18 | 10 Runs | HH: 100/0
17.6
0
Adil Rashid to David Warner, A dot to end but another good over for Australia. On the stumps, this is kept out.
17.5
4
Adil Rashid to David Warner, FOUR! Through the off side this time! 100 up for Australia. Too full now from Rashid and outside off, Warner strokes it wide of mid off and bags a boundary. Second of the over.
17.4
0
Adil Rashid to David Warner, Flatter and on middle, it is kept out.
17.3
4
Adil Rashid to David Warner, FOUR! A hit-me ball! Short and on middle, Warner goes back and pulls it through square leg. Bairstow in the deep runs to his left, dives but fails to stop it. England have just not bowled with the same control after Powerplay 1!
17.2
0
Adil Rashid to David Warner, The googly on the pads, Warner works it to mid-wicket.
17.1
2
Adil Rashid to David Warner, Clever shot! This is tossed up on off, Warner chips it over mid off and bags a brace.
Adil Rashid is into the attack.
17
over
17 | 7 Runs | HH: 90/0
16.6
1
Moeen Ali to David Warner, Once again punched to the off side and keeps the strike.
16.5
1
Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Short again on off, Finch punches it wide of cover for a single.
16.4
3
Moeen Ali to David Warner, Overthrows! Poor from the English skipper. Tossed up ball on middle and leg, Warner comes down and strokes it to the left of short mid-wicket. They look for a quick single. Morgan there has a shy at the keeper's end. The ball pitches in front of the stumps and spins away from the keeper. Buttler misses it and so does Stokes at first slip. The ball goes behind and they get two more. Three taken in total. Morgan apologizes for his wayward throw.
16.3
0
Moeen Ali to David Warner, Flighted on the stumps, David defends with a straight bat.
16.2
0
Moeen Ali to David Warner, Short now around off, Warner cuts it but finds point.
16.1
2
Moeen Ali to David Warner, Tossed up on off, Warner strokes it wide of sweeper cover for a couple.
Spin time now. Moeen Ali is into the attack. Can he provide Morgan with the breakthrough.
Drinks Break! The Australian openers have once again started cautiously and are now looking to slowly and steadily accelerate. They have dealt with the moving ball and negotiated what one can call a dangerous spell. England bowlers have bowled really well but have not been able to get the breakthrough. The hosts desperately need to break this partnership.
16
over
16 | 8 Runs | HH: 83/0
15.6
0
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, On a length on middle, Finch drives it to mid on. 8 runs have come from the over.
15.5
4
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Poor bowling from Mark Wood. Easy pickings for Aaron Finch. Full and outside off, Finch drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
15.4
0
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, Bowls a yorker on middle, Finch does well to dig it out.
15.3
0
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, Full on off, Finch drives it uppishly towards mid off.
15.2
0
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, Full on middle, Aaron drives it straight back towards the bowler.
15.1
4
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Excellent shot. Short on middle, Finch pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
15
over
15 | 4 Runs | HH: 75/0
14.6
1
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Good running! This is pushed wide of cover and a single is taken.
14.5
0
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Back of a length on off, Finch stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
14.4
1
Ben Stokes to David Warner, This is on the shorter side, Warner pushes it through covers for another one.
14.3
1
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Another single as Finch tucks this short ball towards mid-wicket.
14.2
0
Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Back of a length on off, Finch pushes it to mid on.
14.1
1
Ben Stokes to David Warner, On the shorter side again, Warner slaps it through covers for one.
Ben Stokes is into the attack.
14
over
14 | 12 Runs | HH: 71/0
13.6
0
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, Another length ball and around off, it is kept out. 12 from the over and 21 from the last two.
13.5
0
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, Slightly fuller and tailing back in! Finch works it to mid-wicket.
13.5
1
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, Shorter but down the leg side, Finch looks to work it away but misses. Wided.
13.4
0
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, Corrects his length and lands it fuller on off, Finch blocks it out.
13.3
4
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Too short again and this is pulled again. This time wide of mid on and it races away. England are leaking boundaries at the moment.
13.2
3
Mark Wood to David Warner, Well played again! Fuller and on middle, Warner works it through mid-wicket. Moeen Ali from mid on gives it a chase and keeps it down to three.
13.1
4
Mark Wood to David Warner, FOUR! Up and over! Slightly short around off and Warner picks the length early. He pulls it over the mid on fielder and bags a boundary. Runs starting to come now for Australia.
13
over
13 | 9 Runs | HH: 59/0
12.6
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Beats the outside edge this time! Good comeback! Slightly fuller and around off, this one shapes away. Finch this time ends up playing inside the line and gets beaten.
12.5
4
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Down the ground for a boundary! Second in the over! Full and on off, Finch lofts it over mid off and bags another boundary.
12.4
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Another delivery which cuts Finch into half! Back of a length outside off and this jags back in sharply again. Finch initially looks to punch it through the off side but due to the movement into him. The ball goes between the body and the bat.
12.3
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Good length and on off, Finch pushes it back to the bowler.
12.2
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Attacks the off pole again. Finch blocks it out.
12.2
1
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Finch takes a few steps down the track but Woakes bowls it down the leg side. Wided.
12.1
4
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Not off the middle but a boundary! Fuller and outside off, Finch looks to drive but it goes off the inner half past mid on for a boundary.
12
over
12 | 5 Runs | HH: 50/0
11.6
0
Mark Wood to David Warner, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Warner looks to cut but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
11.5
1
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, Length delivery on leg, Aaron looks to flick again but misses it and gets hit on the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen cross ends. The umpire gives it as a leg bye. 50 up for Australia.
11.4
0
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, On a length on middle, Finch looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
11.3
0
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, Full on off, Aaron drives it to mid off.
11.2
4
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Nice shot. On a length on leg, Finch flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
That might have hit Finch at an area where there is not a lot of protection! The physio is out to have a look and he gets out the spray. Like always, the magic spray does its trick and Finch is all set to resume.
11.1
0
Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, On a good length on middle, Finch looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the thigh pad. He is in some pain, throws his bat away in anger.
Mark Wood is into the attack. If he gets it right, he could really trouble the Australian batsmen here.
11
over
11 | 1 Runs | HH: 45/0
10.6
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, Good length on off, it is blocked again.
10.5
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, Played to the point region by the batsman.
10.4
1
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Fuller and on middle, this is pushed towards mid on.
10.3
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Another one on a length and it is blocked.
10.2
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Outside off and this one comes back in. Finch gets his pad outside the line of off and looks to defend but it goes off the flap to the keeper. Woakes is appealing but he is the only one doing so.
10.1
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Good length and on off, Finch pushes it to mid off.
Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the circle till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 8 Runs | HH: 44/0
9.6
1
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, A single to end Powerplay 1! A very exciting first 10! However, Australia will be pleased they have tackled it without any damage. They are 44 for 0 after it. This is on a length and around off, it straightens. The ball goes off the outer half towards third man for one.
9.5
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Back of a length again and Finch works it to mid-wicket.
9.4
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Once again on the shorter side, Finch looks to flick but misses. He gets hit high on the pads.
9.3
1
Jofra Archer to David Warner, A single now! Length and on middle, this is worked through square leg for one. 7 from the first three balls.
9.2
4
Jofra Archer to David Warner, FOUR! Short and wide and put away! Outside off, Warner pounces on the width offered. He slaps it through cover-point and it races away.
9.1
2
Jofra Archer to David Warner, Back of a length on middle, Warner picks the length early and pulls it through backward square leg for two.
9
over
9 | 1 Runs | HH: 36/0
8.6
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Another good delivery to end! But well played too by Finch. This is fuller and angling into the pads but then shapes away a little, instead of looking to flick, Finch plays it with a straight bat and it goes back to the bowler.
8.5
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, That has come back a long, long way! This is quite outside off and it shapes back in like a banana. The length though is shorter and hence it goes over the off pole as Finch leaves it.
8.4
1
Chris Woakes to David Warner, A single now! This is on middle, the batter looks to defend but it goes off the inside edge towards square leg for one.
8.3
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, How has that missed the stumps! Another inswinger from outside off and it is on a length. Warner looks to jam it out but the ball hits the inside edge, hits the pads and goes just over the stumps.
8.2
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, Warner looks to negotiate the movement by coming forward! Woakes bowls it short and it is guided to point.
8.1
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, Another one which goes past the outside edge! Not a lot you can do there. Just forget and move ahead. Length and outside off, this slants away. Warner hangs his bat out but gets beaten.
8
over
8 | 3 Runs | HH: 35/0
7.6
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, OHHH! Many oh and ahh moments till now but no success for England. Another peach. Lands outside off and comes back in. Finch ends up pushing at it outside the line and the ball whizzes past the inside edge.
7.5
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Slightly fuller and on off, Finch pushes it to mid off.
7.4
3
Jofra Archer to David Warner, A little too straight and fuller on the pads, Warner works it through wide mid on. The fielder at mid on gives it a chase and saves a run for his side.
7.3
0
Jofra Archer to David Warner, Goes back to bowling it on a back of a length. Warner defends it out.
7.2
0
Jofra Archer to David Warner, Another close shave! This is slightly fuller and on leg, Warner may have been surprised by the length. He is late to get his bat down and is hit on the pads.
7.1
0
Jofra Archer to David Warner, Good length and on middle, this is kept out.
7
over
7 | 6 Runs | HH: 32/0
6.6
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, A dot to end! Fuller and on middle, Finch strokes it to mid on. Woakes has been brilliant till now. He has been very unlucky that he has not got a wicket yet.
6.5
1
Chris Woakes to David Warner, Good length again, Warner pushes it to covers and takes one.
6.4
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, This is a jaffa! Just unplayable! This lands around middle and then jags back in sharply. There is also extra bounce. Warner looks to defend but the ball cuts him into half. Goes between bat and pad. There is an appeal from Woakes but the umpire shakes his head. Ultra Edge shows that it did clip the thigh pad. Another excellent decision by the umpire.
6.3
4
Chris Woakes to David Warner, FOUR! That is the risk you take by pitching it full to Warner. This is fuller and on off, Warner just chips it over mid off and bags a boundary.
6.2
1
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, On the pads, this is worked towards mid on for a run. A good stop by Archer as he dives to his right.
6.1
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, NOT OUT! Umpire's call it is! But a good review by England. It looked close. The decision could have gone either way. England retain their review. This is around off and this one jags back in. Finch always has a problem with such deliveries and once again here he fails to put bat on ball. It hits him on the pads. An appeal follows and the umpire shakes his head. Morgan signals the 'T'. Replays roll in and they show the ball to be clipping the top of leg stump.
Review time! An appeal for an LBW has been turned down. England review. Looks close but height may just save Finch. He was hopping while playing the shot.
6
over
6 | 3 Runs | HH: 26/0
5.6
0
Jofra Archer to David Warner, Another delivery on a back of a length, Warner is happy to block it out.
5.5
0
Jofra Archer to David Warner, Continues bowling it on a back of a length. Warner plays another defensive stroke.
5.4
0
Jofra Archer to David Warner, Back of a length again and this lands on off, Warner once again stands tall and defends it.
5.3
0
Jofra Archer to David Warner, Back of a length on off, the batter stands tall and keeps it out.
5.2
1
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, A little too straight, this is worked through square leg for one.
5.1
2
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, In the air... and dropped! A tremendous effort there by Vince though. Would have been a blinder! This is on a length and around off, Finch looks to stroke it on the up. This goes off the outer half uppishly towards point. Vince dives to his right, stretches his one hand out but the ball brushes the fingers and rolls behind for two.
5
over
5 | 5 Runs | HH: 23/0
4.6
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, This is on a length and around the pads, there is extra bounce and also some movement into the batsman. Warner looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
4.5
1
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, A single as Finch pushes this to the left of mid on.
Change of bats for Finch.
4.4
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Extremely full and on off, Finch hits it to mid off. He is disappointed he did not put that away or he might just be angry with himself as he broke his bat.
4.3
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Goes back to landing it on a length and around off, Finch stands tall and defends it out.
4.2
4
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Easy pickings! Once again this is too short, it sits up to be hit. Finch rocks back and hammers it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Woakes will be disappointed with the length he just bowled there but Finch will want more of those.
4.1
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Back of a length and around off, Finch pushes it to covers.
4
over
4 | 5 Runs | HH: 18/0
3.6
4
Jofra Archer to David Warner, FOUR! Goes short and it is easy for Warner. Not sure why Archer changed the length there. He bowls it halfway down the track. Warner spots it early and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. That is not the right length at the moment, especially with the ball doing as much as it is.
3.5
0
Jofra Archer to David Warner, Once again a tight line to the batsman, this one comes back in. Warner looks to keep it out but is hit on the thigh pad.
3.4
0
Jofra Archer to David Warner, Tucks the batsman up by bowling it on the body. Warner keeps it out.
3.3
1
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Leading edge but safe! Luck with Australia at the moment and they would need it. They somehow would want to weather this storm without any damage! This is around off and once again this straightens. Finch looks to work it on the leg side which means he wanted to play it against the movement. He gets a leading edge down to third man for one.
3.2
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, BEATEN! Archer now getting the ball to do a bit! This is a back of a length ball around off, this pitches and holds its line. Finch plays inside the line and is beaten.
3.1
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Slightly fuller and gets this one to come back in. Looking to hit the pads of Finch. He does not plant it way too across, looks to play it with a straight bat but it goes off the inner half to mid on.
3
over
3 | 2 Runs | HH: 13/0
2.6
2
Chris Woakes to David Warner, Goes fuller on the last ball, wanting Warner to drive. He does go for it but ends up slicing it over point for a couple. Another exciting over by Woakes, really fun to watch him bowl at the moment.
2.5
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, Once again, not sure what to do, leave it or play it! This is just outside off and it swings back in late. Warner looks to leave it right at the end but the ball hits the bat and goes on the bounce to the slip fielder. Warner was lucky there, that could have easily gone back onto the stumps or gone straight to the slip fielder.
2.4
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, This is an easier ball to tackle for Warner. Way too outside off, Warner lets it be.
2.3
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, This is brilliant stuff from Woakes! Once again he builds doubts in the batsman's mind. Lands it in the similar region to where he landed the last ball. Gets this one to move away. Warner looks to play at it late as he is not sure whether it will come in or not. In the end, it is just a tentative push away from the body and the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
2.2
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, Back of a length again on middle, this one comes back in. Warner defends it out.
2.1
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, Excellent stuff from Woakes! He bangs it on a length around off, this one takes off after pitching. Warner does well to move his hands out of the way and leave it.
2
over
2 | 4 Runs | HH: 11/0
1.6
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Bangs it short and on off, Finch stands tall and keeps it out. A good comeback after the boundary.
1.5
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, On a length and around off, Finch lunges and keeps it out. Not a lot of movement for Archer yet.
1.4
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Another one on a length and around off, this one comes back in sharply. Hits Finch high on the pads as he tries to flick.
1.3
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Length and around off, Finch once again pushes it to mid on.
1.2
0
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, Good length and around off, Finch keeps it out.
1.1
4
Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, FOUR! A half volley and it has been put away! Very full to begin with outside off, Finch leans into it and strokes it through covers for a boundary.
Jofra Archer to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 7 Runs | HH: 7/0
0.6
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, Brave, brave leave! This one lands just outside off and comes back in a little. Warner leaves it but the ball goes over the off pole. End of an excellent first over from Woakes. It did go for 7 but it was a testing one.
0.5
0
Chris Woakes to David Warner, BEATEN! Lands it just around off, this one moves away after pitching. Warner looks to defend but is beaten.
0.4
1
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, This is shorter in length. The ball goes straight on and Finch pushes it to mid off for one.
0.3
2
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Two leg byes! This is on the pads, Finch looks to flick but misses. It hits the pads and rolls towards square leg for two. Mixing it up here is Woakes. He got the first ball to come in, then got one to move away and this one once again comes back in.
0.2
4
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Just over! A fortunate boundary for Australia to get off the mark! Woakes bowls it slightly fuller and this one swings away. Finch goes hard at it, there is extra bounce though and the ball goes off the outside edge over the outstretched hand of Root at second slip and into the fence.
0.1
0
Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, That jagged back in! Woakes lands it on a length and around off, this one comes back in. Finch looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the leg side.
Done and dusted with the National Anthems! We are all set for the action to begin. The English players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by David Warner and Aaron Finch, the Australian openers. Chris Woakes has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...
Time for the National Anthems! The two teams make their way out to the middle. Australia will sing their first and then, England will sing theirs.
Australia Playing XI - David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon (IN for Zampa), Jason Behrendorff (IN for Coulter-Nile).
England Playing XI (UNCHANGED) - James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.
Australian skipper, Aaron Finch says he was not sure whether he wanted to bowl or bat first had he won the toss. Informs they have two changes in his side as Behrendorff and Nathan Lyon come into the side in place of Coulter-Nile and Zampa. On the slow approach at the start, Finch says if they go hard from the start they might find themselves being open up as was the case against Pakistan. Reckons that every game is important as the two points are very crucial and they cannot take any team lightly.
England skipper, Eoin Morgan says that the pitch is soft so it is not a no brainer that they are bowling first. Hopes the sun comes out later. Informs they are unchanged. Tells us Jofra Archer is fine he just had a stiffness but he is okay to go. Says they are looking to back their strength and perform to their best of abilities. On the recent 5-0 record he says it gives them confidence but they cannot just rest on it.
TOSS - We are down with the match referee and two captains all in readiness for the toss. England skipper, Eoin Morgan has the coin in hand. Up it goes. Australian skipper, Aaron Finch calls Heads but it lands as Tails. ENGLAND OPT TO BOWL.
PITCH REPORT - Mike Atherton and Michael Clarke are the pitch analyst for the day. Atherton says the pitch is next to the one which will be used for the Finals and two away from the one used between South Africa and Pakistan. Atherton says from the nursery end the boundaries are short in the square and longer on the side. He also adds the dimension is the same from the other end as well. Michael Clarke from the other end says it is overcast and we might see some movement. Tells there is grass covering on the surface but he also informs that it is dry underneath. He reckons the team winning the toss will bowl first as there might be little bit of swing and seam movement early on.
Welcome to match 32 of World Cup 2019. It's a clash between the oldest cricket rivals at the Home of Cricket as hosts, England take on defending champions Australia. Eoin Morgan's side come into this one on the back of a shock loss against Sri Lanka. With that loss the favourites are now in a danger of missing out on the semi-final spot. Australia meanwhile have lost just one game so far this tournament. They have been good with both the bat and ball. They would look to add misery on their bitter rivals by handing them their 3rd loss of the tournament. Fasten your seat belt as this promises to be another thriller. Who will come out on top? Stay tuned to find out as the toss is not far away.
England
Jonny Bairstow
Bat/Bow
James Vince
Bat/Bow
Joe Root
Bat/Bow
Eoin Morgan
CAP/Bat/Bow
Ben Stokes
Bat/Bow
Jos Buttler
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Moeen Ali
Bat/Bow
Chris Woakes
Bat/Bow
Adil Rashid
Bat/Bow
Jofra Archer
Bat/Bow
Mark Wood
Bat/Bow
Australia
Aaron Finch
CAP/Bat/Bow
David Warner
Bat/Bow
Usman Khawaja
Bat/Bow
Steve Smith
Bat/Bow
Glenn Maxwell
Bat/Bow
Marcus Stoinis
Bat/Bow
Alex Carey
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Pat Cummins
Bat/Bow
Mitchell Starc
Bat/Bow
Jason Behrendorff
Bat/Bow
Nathan Lyon
Bat/Bow
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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

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The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup will kickstart on May 30 with hosts England taking on South Africa. A total of 48 matches will be played across eleven venues in England and Wales. The tournament will get underway at the Kennington Oval in London and the second fixture where West Indies take on Pakistan will shift to Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The semi-finals will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham, while the finals will take place at The Lords.

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