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Australia v. England

Australia v England ODI Series 2014

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne: Sunday 12 January 2014 14:20 (day 1 of 1)

Toss: England won the toss and elected to bat.

Result: Australia win by 6 wickets

Australia 1st innings

End of Over 46 (4 runs)
Bowler: Tim Bresnan
Australia: 270-4 (rr 5.87)

45.4
Two Runs
Bresnan to Maxwell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Root. Australia ease home with 26 balls remaining.

It may be a different format but it is the same story as in the Test series. Australia outplayed England in all three disciplines. England's total of 269 was probably 20 or 30 runs shy of par on this surface but it was their performance in the field that was most disappointing. They consistently bowled too short with Bresnan and Rankin looking short of pace and confidence. Their ground fielding was poor at times and the drop of Finch by Ballance proved very costly.

All that said Australia batted superbly with Finch and Warner playing with a positive intent and no lack of talent.

England will go to Canberra on Tuesday for a tour match before heading up to Brisbane and the second ODI next Sunday.

45.3
No Runs
Bresnan to Maxwell. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump backing away, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

45.2
One Run
Bresnan to Bailey. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Root.

45.1
One Run
Bresnan to Maxwell. Length ball, off stump moves in front flick, in the air under control to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.

End of Over 45 (9 runs)
Bowler: Ben Stokes
Australia: 266-4 (rr 5.91)

44.6
Four Runs
FOUR! Stokes to Bailey. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Just four needed now.

44.5
Leg Bye
Stokes to Maxwell. Half volley, off stump moves in front working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bopara.

44.4
No Runs
Stokes to Maxwell. Length ball, middle stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

44.3
One Run
Stokes to Bailey. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.

44.2
Wide
Wide Stokes to Maxwell. Slower ball back of a length, to leg moves in front pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

44.1
One Run
Stokes to Bailey. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.

End of Over 44 (5 runs)
Bowler: Tim Bresnan
Australia: 257-4 (rr 5.84)

43.6
One Run
Bresnan to Bailey. Short, off stump on the back foot hooking, bottom edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.

43.5
One Run
Bresnan to Maxwell. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bopara.

43.4
Two Runs
Bresnan to Maxwell. Short, outside off stump down the track cutting, in the air under control to deep backward point for 2 runs.

43.3
No Runs
Bresnan to Maxwell. Short, outside off stump swayed away, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

43.2
No Runs
Bresnan to Maxwell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

43.1
One Run
Bresnan to Bailey. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Root.

End of Over 43 (5 runs)
Bowler: Ben Stokes
Australia: 252-4 (rr 5.86)

42.6
One Run
Stokes to Bailey. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid off for 1 run, run save by Jordan. 18 required now.

42.5
One Run
Stokes to Maxwell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run.

42.4
One Run
Stokes to Bailey. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, direct hit by Bopara.

42.3
Leg Bye
Stokes to Maxwell. Seaming in back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, hit body to gully for no runs, fielded by Morgan.

42.2
One Run
Stokes to Bailey. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ballance.

42.1
No Runs
Stokes to Bailey. Length ball, off stump moves in front working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Bopara.

End of Over 42 (2 runs)
Bowler: Tim Bresnan
Australia: 247-4 (rr 5.88)

41.6
Catch
OUT! Caught. Bresnan to Clarke. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off, fielded by Cook. The Australian skipper clothed that and picked out his opposite number at mid off. Australia limping over the line a little here.

41.5
One Run
Bresnan to Bailey. Length ball, off stump moves in front working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.

41.4
No Runs
Bresnan to Bailey. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Bopara.

41.3
One Run
Bresnan to Clarke. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Root.

41.2
No Runs
Bresnan to Clarke. Short, off stump ducked, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

41.1
No Runs
Bresnan to Clarke. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Stokes.

End of Over 41 (4 runs)
Bowler: Chris Jordan
Australia: 245-3 (rr 5.98)

40.6
No Runs
APPEAL! Jordan to Bailey. Seaming in length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Morgan, appeal made for L.B.W. That's the end of Jordan's spell and he has been the pick of England's bowlers today.

40.5
Two Runs
Jordan to Bailey. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Stokes.

40.4
Two Runs
Jordan to Bailey. Length ball, off stump on the back foot dropped, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Bopara, fielded by Stokes.

40.3
No Runs
Jordan to Bailey. Short, off stump ducked, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

40.2
No Runs
Jordan to Bailey. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jordan.

40.1
No Runs
Jordan to Bailey. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jordan.

End of Over 40 (Power Play Batting) (8 runs)
Bowler: Ben Stokes
Australia: 241-3 (rr 6.03)

39.6
No Runs
Stokes to Clarke. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Morgan.

39.5
No Runs
Stokes to Clarke. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Bell.

39.4
Four Runs
FOUR! Stokes to Clarke. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, outside edge past third man for 4 runs.

39.3
Catch
OUT! Caught. Stokes to Finch. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to third man, fielded by Ballance. Finch drives at a wide delivery and the bottom hand comes off the bat. A tough steepling catch taken by Ballance at third man. An excellent innings comes to an end.

39.2
Four Runs
FOUR! Stokes to Finch. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, past fine leg for 4 runs. Short on Finch's hip and he doesn't miss out.

39.1
No Runs
Stokes to Finch. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Morgan.

End of Over 39 (Power Play Batting) (7 runs)
Bowler: Chris Jordan
Australia: 233-2 (rr 5.97)

38.6
No Runs
Jordan to Clarke. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, well timed to mid wicket for no runs, run save by Bopara.

38.5
No Runs
Jordan to Clarke. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.

38.4
No Runs
Jordan to Clarke. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Bopara.

38.3
Four Runs
FOUR! Jordan to Clarke. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge past third man for 4 runs, dropped catch by Buttler. Good delivery by Jordan which gets big on Clarke and he edges between keeper and first slip. Another chance goes begging for England.

38.2
Wide
Wide Jordan to Finch. Length ball, middle stump moves in front glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

38.1
Wide
Wide Jordan to Finch. Back of a length, to leg moves in front flick, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

End of Over 38 (Power Play Batting) (8 runs)
Bowler: Ben Stokes
Australia: 226-2 (rr 5.95)

37.6
One Run
Stokes to Finch. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, in the air under control to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ballance.

37.5
No Runs
Stokes to Finch. In-swinging half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Bresnan.

37.4
No Runs
Stokes to Finch. In-swinging full toss, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Bresnan.

37.3
No Runs
Stokes to Finch. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Bopara.

37.2
Four Runs
FOUR! Stokes to Finch. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Two bounces and four.


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