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Australia v. England

Australia v England ODI Series 2014

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide: Sunday 26 January 2014 13:50 (day 1 of 1)

Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Result: Australia win by 5 runs

England 1st innings

End of Over 50 (2 runs)
Bowler: Shane Watson
England: 212 (rr 4.24)

49.4
Catch
OUT! Caught. Watson to Tredwell. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, fielded by Wade. Tredwell and Jordan never looked able to finish the job. They were left with too much to do at the end. England have tossed away a game they were in control of for the majority of the time. The turning point was losing Eoin Morgan in the powerplay. Ravi Bopara came in and slowed things down. Joe Root got himself out and England just didn't respond well enough to the pressure brought upon them by the accurate Australian attack. The final straw was losing Bopara to a controversial stumping in the penultimate over.

Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint McKay and James Faulkner were superb with the ball and the fact they managed to defend 217 shows where their respective teams are in terms of self-belief.

It was a nail-biting game on a slow pitch for one day cricket. Australia take the series 4-1 and England will reflect on this game and the game at the Gabba that they should have won.

49.3
One Run
Watson to Jordan. Length ball, outside off stump backing away Slog, mis-timed to mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Clarke.

49.2
Leg Bye
Watson to Tredwell. Length ball, off stump moves in front flick, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell. England going down with a whimper. Jordan needs to play a big shot.

49.1
No Runs
Watson to Tredwell. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

End of Over 49 (4 runs)
Bowler: Clint McKay
England: 210-9 (rr 4.29)

48.6
No Runs
McKay to Jordan. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Bailey.

48.5
Leg Bye
McKay to Tredwell. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Wade.

48.4
Wicket
OUT! Stumped. McKay to Bopara. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper, fielded by Wade. Wade dropped the ball onto the stumps. Is Bopara's foot in the air? After many replays the third umpire has decided that the bail has just come out of the groove in time.

48.3
One Run
McKay to Jordan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run.

48.2
One Run
McKay to Bopara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Faulkner.

48.1
One Run
McKay to Jordan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Coulter-Nile.

End of Over 48 (2 runs)
Bowler: James Faulkner
England: 206-8 (rr 4.29)

47.6
One Run
Faulkner to Jordan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Coulter-Nile, fielded by Doherty. Good death bowling from Faulkner.

47.5
No Runs
Faulkner to Jordan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Faulkner.

47.4
One Run
Faulkner to Bopara. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Finch.

47.3
No Runs
Faulkner to Bopara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Clarke.

47.2
No Runs
Faulkner to Bopara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Clarke.

47.1
No Runs
Faulkner to Bopara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Faulkner.

End of Over 47 (9 runs)
Bowler: Clint McKay
England: 204-8 (rr 4.34)

46.6
Wicket
OUT! Bowled. McKay to Broad. Seaming in length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, missed. McKay gets it right to hit the top of middle stump and take this game down to the wire. Bopara has to do it for England.

46.5
Two Runs
McKay to Broad. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

46.4
Four Runs
FOUR! McKay to Broad. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Excellent stroke by Broad easing it through the covers.

46.3
One Run
McKay to Bopara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Faulkner.

46.2
One Run
McKay to Broad. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, leading edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Faulkner.

46.1
One Run
McKay to Bopara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Faulkner.

End of Over 46 (3 runs)
Bowler: James Faulkner
England: 195-7 (rr 4.24)

45.6
One Run
Faulkner to Bopara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by McKay.

45.5
Run Out
OUT! Run Out. Faulkner to Bresnan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, inside edge to cover, fielded by Maxwell. Bresnan was tangled up with his weight on the back foot as the ball trickled into the offside to Maxwell. Bopara called him through but Maxwell must be one of the quickest and best fielders in world cricket and he threw the stumps down with Bresnan nowhere to be seen.

45.4
One Run
Faulkner to Bopara. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, direct hit by Clarke. Great fielding but Bopara safely home.

45.3
One Run
Faulkner to Bresnan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Finch.

45.2
No Runs
Faulkner to Bresnan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs.

45.1
No Runs
Faulkner to Bresnan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Faulkner.

End of Over 45 (9 runs)
Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile
England: 192-6 (rr 4.27)

44.6
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Bopara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.

44.5
One Run
Coulter-Nile to Bresnan. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by McKay.

44.4
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Bresnan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Clarke.

44.3
Six Runs
SIX! Coulter-Nile to Bresnan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. In the slot for Bresnan and he whips it over mid wicket with ease.

44.2
Two Runs
Coulter-Nile to Bresnan. Short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Doherty.

44.1
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Bresnan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Finch.

End of Over 44 (8 runs)
Bowler: Shane Watson
England: 183-6 (rr 4.16)

43.6
Wide
Wide Watson to Bopara. Length ball, wide down leg side on the front foot glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

43.5
One Run
Watson to Bresnan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bailey.

43.4
One Run
Watson to Bopara. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front flick, to short fine leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Doherty.

43.3
No Runs
Watson to Bopara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Clarke.

43.2
One Run
Watson to Bresnan. Half volley, to leg on the front foot glancing, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

43.1
No Runs
Watson to Bresnan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Faulkner.

End of Over 43 (2 runs)
Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile
England: 175-6 (rr 4.07)

42.6
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Bopara. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Bailey.

42.5
One Run
Coulter-Nile to Bresnan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by McKay.

42.4
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Bresnan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

42.3
Catch
OUT! Caught. Coulter-Nile to Buttler. Short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed to deep square leg, fielded by McKay. The last five overs have put England into a hole and now their star finisher has gone. He got onto the short ball and just helped it out to the deep square leg.

42.2
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Buttler. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Watson.

42.1
One Run
Coulter-Nile to Bopara. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Bailey. Tough chance to run out Buttler.

End of Over 42 (3 runs)
Bowler: Shane Watson
England: 173-5 (rr 4.12)

41.6
No Runs
Watson to Buttler. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Watson.

41.5
One Run
Watson to Bopara. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

41.4
No Runs
Watson to Bopara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Watson.

41.3
No Runs
Watson to Bopara. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Clarke.

41.2
One Run
Watson to Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bailey.


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