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Australia v. England

Australia v England Twenty20 Series 2014

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne: Friday 31 January 2014 19:35 (day 1 of 1)

Toss: England won the toss and elected to bat.

Result: Australia win by 8 wickets

Australia 1st innings

End of Over 15 (13 runs)
Bowler: James Tredwell
Australia: 131-2 (rr 8.73)

14.5
Four Runs
FOUR! Tredwell to Bailey. Off break full toss, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. A depleted Australia have dismantled England by eight wickets to win the series.

England were frantic with the bat from the start. They were obviously wary of the power of this Australian batting line up. England were unable to give themselves a platform to make a competitive total.

Australia know when a side is down and they sniffed blood and attacked mercilessly with the bat to record victory with 31 balls remaining. Cameron White and George Bailey were outstanding. Their gameplan was clear. Defend anything good and attack with total conviction. Most of the England bowling wilted under the onslaught. Only Tim Bresnan was able to tie them down for a period. There's one more game on this sorry tour for England. Australia are showcasing their strength in depth and look a powerful outfit.

14.4
Four Runs
FOUR! Tredwell to Bailey. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Tredwell went wider and Bailey adjusted so well.

14.3
One Run
Tredwell to White. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Broad.

14.2
Four Runs
FOUR! Tredwell to White. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.

14.1
No Runs
Tredwell to White. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

End of Over 14 (7 runs)
Bowler: Ravi Bopara
Australia: 118-2 (rr 8.43)

13.6
One Run
Bopara to White. Slower length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Hales.

13.5
No Runs
Bopara to White. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Broad.

13.4
One Run
Bopara to Bailey. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Bresnan.

13.3
No Runs
Bopara to Bailey. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs, dropped catch by Bopara. Easy as they go for Bopara.

13.2
Four Runs
FOUR! Bopara to Bailey. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Stunning striking from Bailey. The game doesn't have long to go. 38 runs in boundaries.

13.1
One Run
Bopara to White. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Wright.

End of Over 13 (11 runs)
Bowler: James Tredwell
Australia: 111-2 (rr 8.54)

12.6
One Run
Tredwell to White. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.

12.5
One Run
Tredwell to Bailey. Off break full toss, down leg side down the track working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Lumb.

12.4
Six Runs
SIX! Tredwell to Bailey. Off break length ball, off stump down the track driving, well timed over long on for 6 runs. This game is gone as a contest. Great hitting.

12.3
One Run
Tredwell to White. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot glancing, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Broad. Superb, controlled effort from White.

12.2
One Run
Tredwell to Bailey. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Broad.

12.1
One Run
Tredwell to White. Off break length ball, outside off stump moves in front working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Morgan.

End of Over 12 (18 runs)
Bowler: Jade Dernbach
Australia: 100-2 (rr 8.33)

11.6
Four Runs
FOUR! Dernbach to Bailey. Half volley, down leg side backing away driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Dernbach went full trying for the yorker and Bailey had made room and drilled it wide of mid off.

11.5
Four Runs
FOUR! Dernbach to Bailey. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. This is rubbish. He's got to realise the short ball isn't working.

11.4
No Runs
Dernbach to Bailey. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, run save by Morgan.

11.3
Four Runs
FOUR! Dernbach to Bailey. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.

11.2
No Runs
Dernbach to Bailey. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Bopara.

11.1
Six Runs
SIX! Dernbach to Bailey. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed over long on for 6 runs. Dernbach's first ball back treated with contempt.

End of Over 11 (6 runs)
Bowler: Stuart Broad
Australia: 82-2 (rr 7.45)

10.6
No Runs
Broad to White. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Broad.

10.5
One Run
Broad to Bailey. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Bresnan.

10.4
No Runs
Broad to Bailey. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Root.

10.3
Four Runs
FOUR! Broad to Bailey. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs, dropped catch by Buttler. High above Buttler. Can only get one glove there.

10.2
No Runs
Broad to Bailey. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler. Pace and carry.

10.1
One Run
Broad to White. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Morgan.

End of Over 10 (5 runs)
Bowler: Ravi Bopara
Australia: 76-2 (rr 7.60)

9.6
One Run
Bopara to White. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.

9.5
No Runs
Bopara to White. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

9.4
One Run
Bopara to Bailey. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Dernbach.

9.3
One Run
Bopara to White. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Wright.

9.2
One Run
Bopara to Bailey. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Wright.

9.1
One Run
Bopara to White. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Root.

End of Over 9 (9 runs)
Bowler: James Tredwell
Australia: 71-2 (rr 7.89)

8.6
Two Runs
Tredwell to Bailey. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to extra cover for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Bopara.

8.5
Six Runs
SIX! Tredwell to Bailey. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed over long on for 6 runs. Huge and sailing over long on's head.

8.4
No Runs
Tredwell to Bailey. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Morgan.

8.3
One Run
Tredwell to White. Off break length ball, outside off stump moves in front working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Lumb.

8.2
No Runs
Tredwell to White. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Morgan.

8.1
No Runs
Tredwell to White. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to third man for no runs, fielded by Dernbach.

End of Over 8 (8 runs)
Bowler: Tim Bresnan
Australia: 62-2 (rr 7.75)

7.6
Wide
Wide Bresnan to Bailey. Short, outside off stump swayed away, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

7.5
Two Runs
Bresnan to Bailey. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Hales.

7.4
No Runs
Bresnan to Bailey. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, bottom edge to slips for no runs, fielded by Tredwell.

7.3
Two Runs
Bresnan to Bailey. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Hales.

7.2
No Runs
Bresnan to Bailey. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Bresnan.

7.1
One Run
Bresnan to White. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hales.

End of Over 7 (4 runs)
Bowler: James Tredwell
Australia: 54-2 (rr 7.71)

6.6
One Run
Tredwell to White. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bresnan.

6.5
Catch
OUT! Caught. Tredwell to Maxwell. Off break length ball, outside off stump moves in front Slog, well timed in the air under control to deep backward square leg, fielded by Bresnan. Poor shot from Maxwell. Stepping across his stumps and heaving to Bresnan at deep backward square leg. Smart catch taken at head high.

6.4
No Runs
Tredwell to Maxwell. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bopara.

6.3
One Run
Tredwell to White. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bresnan.


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