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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.

6.2
One Run
Tredwell to Maxwell. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Lumb.

6.1
One Run
Tredwell to White. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot reverse sweeping, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Dernbach.

End of Over 6 (Power Play Fielding) (2 runs)
Bowler: Tim Bresnan
Australia: 50-1 (rr 8.33)

5.6
One Run
Bresnan to White. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Broad. Bresnan has bowled a superb length but the damage has been done at the other end.

5.5
No Runs
Bresnan to White. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Lumb.

5.4
No Runs
Bresnan to White. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

5.3
One Run
Bresnan to Maxwell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Broad.

5.2
No Runs
Bresnan to Maxwell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Bopara.

5.1
Wicket
OUT! L.B.W. Bresnan to Finch. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, hit pad. Finch clipped on the knee roll jumping back in defence. England were in dire need of that wicket. Would have gone over middle stump.

End of Over 5 (Power Play Fielding) (12 runs)
Bowler: Jade Dernbach
Australia: 48-0 (rr 9.60)

4.6
Four Runs
FOUR! Dernbach to White. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. You have to admire the way White and Australia are playing but they are being helped. Dernbach not bowling two balls in the same place. Dernbach then tries some verbals when it might be better to keep quiet.

4.5
No Runs
Dernbach to White. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dernbach.

4.4
Four Runs
FOUR! Dernbach to White. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Easy pickings from White. No consistency from Dernbach.

4.3
No Runs
Dernbach to White. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Dernbach.

4.2
Four Runs
FOUR! Dernbach to White. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Slower ball but it's still a long half volley.

4.1
No Runs
Dernbach to White. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to cover for no runs, shy attempt by Bopara.

End of Over 4 (Power Play Fielding) (1 run)
Bowler: Tim Bresnan
Australia: 36-0 (rr 9.00)

3.6
No Runs
Bresnan to Finch. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bopara. Bresnan on the spot to gain some control.

3.5
No Runs
Bresnan to Finch. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, shy attempt by Bopara.

3.4
No Runs
Bresnan to Finch. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Bopara.

3.3
No Runs
Bresnan to Finch. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Morgan.

3.2
One Run
Bresnan to White. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Wright.

3.1
No Runs
Bresnan to White. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Bopara.

End of Over 3 (Power Play Fielding) (10 runs)
Bowler: Stuart Broad
Australia: 35-0 (rr 11.67)

2.6
Four Runs
FOUR! Broad to Finch. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Poor finish to the over from Broad but the Australian batting is relentless. No margin for error.

2.5
Four Runs
FOUR! Broad to Finch. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Wide outside off and smashed through mid on.

2.4
No Runs
Broad to Finch. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Broad.

2.3
No Runs
Broad to Finch. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Morgan.

2.2
One Run
Broad to White. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Hales.

2.1
One Run
Broad to Finch. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Hales.

End of Over 2 (Power Play Fielding) (12 runs)
Bowler: Jade Dernbach
Australia: 25-0 (rr 12.50)

1.6
One Run
Dernbach to Finch. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, in the air under control to third man for 1 run, fielded by Bresnan.

1.5
One Run
Dernbach to White. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Bresnan.

1.4
Two Runs
Dernbach to White. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Hales.

1.3
Four Runs
FOUR! Dernbach to White. Short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Picked up off the front foot and beat the man on the fence.

1.2
No Runs
Dernbach to White. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Lumb.

1.1
Four Runs
FOUR! Dernbach to White. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. White looks in great touch, punching off the back foot.

End of Over 1 (Power Play Fielding) (13 runs)
Bowler: Stuart Broad
Australia: 13-0 (rr 13.00)

0.6
One Run
Broad to White. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bresnan. Ominous signs for England already.

0.5
Four Runs
FOUR! Broad to White. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.

0.4
No Runs
Broad to White. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Broad.

0.3
Four Runs
FOUR! Broad to White. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Brilliant from White. Opened the face and ran down for four.

0.2
Four Runs
FOUR! Broad to White. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Here we go. White smashes Broad over cover.

0.1
No Runs
NEW BALL. Broad to White. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Morgan.

0.0
Start of Innings
Start of Australia Innings.

England 1st innings

End of Over 20 (12 runs)
Bowler: Josh Hazlewood
England: 130-9 (rr 6.50)

19.6
Wicket
OUT! Bowled. Hazlewood to Tredwell. Yorker, off stump on the front foot driving, missed. A long way from making any contact with that.

England have recorded a below-par total. They lost wickets early on through over-ambition and attempting to over-hit the ball. They also gifted Australia two run outs. Nobody was able to score more than 22 and they didn't manage a six in the innings.

Australia were brilliant. Every hunch they had in the field paid off and the fielding was sensational. Josh Hazlewood got 4-30, James Muirhead and Mitchell Starc were difficult to score off and they are strong favourites to knock these off.

19.5
Wicket
OUT! Bowled. Hazlewood to Bresnan. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, hit pad. Bresnan would have better off standing still and hitting down the ground. He went across the stumps and missed his flick. Bowled off his pad.

19.4
Three Runs
Hazlewood to Broad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to deep backward point for 3 runs, run save by Maxwell, fielded by Starc. Stunning fielding on the edge.

19.3
One Run
Hazlewood to Bresnan. Yorker, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

19.2
Four Runs
FOUR! Hazlewood to Bresnan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs.

19.1
Wide
Wide Hazlewood to Broad. Length ball, wide outside off stump backing away, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

End of Over 19 (3 runs)
Bowler: Mitchell Starc
England: 118-7 (rr 6.21)

18.6
One Run
Starc to Broad. Half volley, to leg down the track working, inside edge to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell. Starc gets through four cheap overs on his return from injury.

18.5
One Run
Starc to Bresnan. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

18.4
One Run
Starc to Broad. Yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Wade.

18.3
No Runs
Starc to Broad. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade. Got to get some bat on it.

18.2
No Runs
Starc to Broad. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

18.1
No Runs
Starc to Broad. Length ball, down leg side backing away working, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.

End of Over 18 (10 runs)
Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile
England: 115-7 (rr 6.39)

17.6
Two Runs
Coulter-Nile to Bresnan. Full toss, to leg backing away flick, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Maxwell.

17.5
One Run
Coulter-Nile to Broad. Short, down leg side backing away pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

17.4
Two Runs
Coulter-Nile to Broad. Short, down leg side backing away pulling, mis-timed in the air under control to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Hazlewood.

17.3
Four Runs
FOUR! Coulter-Nile to Broad. Short, down leg side backing away pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Good contact from Broad swatting away over mid wicket.

17.2
One Run
Coulter-Nile to Bresnan. Length ball, down leg side backing away driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Finch.

17.1
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Bresnan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bailey.

End of Over 17 (6 runs)
Bowler: Mitchell Starc
England: 105-7 (rr 6.18)

16.6
One Run
Starc to Bresnan. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

16.5
No Runs
Starc to Bresnan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hodge.

16.4
No Runs
Starc to Bresnan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Starc.

16.3
No Runs
Starc to Bresnan. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

16.2
One Run
Starc to Broad. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Lynn.

16.1
Leg Bye
Starc to Broad. Back of a length, to leg backing away glancing, hit pad to third man for no runs.

End of Over 16 (3 runs)
Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile
England: 99-7 (rr 6.19)

15.6
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Bresnan. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bailey.

15.5
One Run
Coulter-Nile to Broad. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

15.4
One Run
Coulter-Nile to Bresnan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Finch.

15.3
One Run
Coulter-Nile to Broad. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Hazlewood.

15.2
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Broad. Short, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Bailey.

15.1
Wicket
OUT! L.B.W. Coulter-Nile to Buttler. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad. Played across the line. Looked like it would have gone on to hit leg stump. England are in tatters.

End of Over 15 (2 runs)
Bowler: James Muirhead
England: 96-6 (rr 6.40)

14.6
No Runs
Muirhead to Bresnan. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bailey. Amazing control from the young legspinner on his second appearance.

14.5
One Run
Muirhead to Buttler. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot reverse sweeping, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by White.

14.4
No Runs
Muirhead to Buttler. Slider back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bailey.

14.3
No Runs
Muirhead to Buttler. Top spinning length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wade.

14.2
No Runs
Muirhead to Buttler. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to backward point for no runs, fielded by White.

14.1
One Run
Muirhead to Bresnan. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Lynn.

End of Over 14 (2 runs)
Bowler: Josh Hazlewood
England: 94-6 (rr 6.71)

13.6
No Runs
Hazlewood to Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

13.5
No Runs
Hazlewood to Buttler. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Hazlewood.

13.4
Wide
Wide Hazlewood to Buttler. Length ball, wide down leg side on the front foot glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

13.3
No Runs
Hazlewood to Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Hazlewood.

13.2
No Runs
Hazlewood to Buttler. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by White.

13.1
One Run
Hazlewood to Bresnan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Lynn.

End of Over 13 (6 runs)
Bowler: James Muirhead
England: 92-6 (rr 7.08)

12.6
No Runs
Muirhead to Buttler. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

12.5
Three Runs
Muirhead to Bresnan. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to third man for 3 runs, run save by Starc, fielded by Lynn.

12.4
No Runs
Muirhead to Bresnan. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Bailey.

12.3
Two Runs
Muirhead to Bresnan. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Starc.

12.2
Wide
Wide Muirhead to Bopara. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot glancing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

12.1
No Runs
APPEAL! Muirhead to Bopara. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade, appeal made for Stumped. Great ball left Bopara with no idea. He just made it down.

End of Over 12 (8 runs)
Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile
England: 86-5 (rr 7.17)

11.6
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Buttler. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bailey.

11.5
One Run
Coulter-Nile to Bopara. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Muirhead.

11.4
One Run
Coulter-Nile to Buttler. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, mis-fielded by Muirhead, fielded by Finch.

11.3
Four Runs
FOUR! Coulter-Nile to Buttler. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Quick hands and great power.

11.2
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Starc.

11.1
Two Runs
Coulter-Nile to Buttler. Short, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Maxwell.

End of Over 11 (8 runs)
Bowler: Cameron White
England: 78-5 (rr 7.09)

10.6
No Runs
White to Bopara. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.

10.5
One Run
White to Buttler. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge to third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Wade, fielded by Hazlewood. Tough chance for Wade standing up to a thick edge.

10.4
Four Runs
FOUR! White to Buttler. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.

10.3
One Run
White to Bopara. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by White.

10.2
One Run
White to Buttler. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Hodge.

10.1
One Run
White to Bopara. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

End of Over 10 (4 runs)
Bowler: James Muirhead
England: 70-5 (rr 7.00)

9.6
One Run
Muirhead to Bopara. Leg spinner full toss, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

9.5
One Run
Muirhead to Buttler. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

9.4
One Run
Muirhead to Bopara. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Lynn.

9.3
No Runs
Muirhead to Bopara. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

9.2
No Runs
Muirhead to Bopara. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Muirhead.

9.1
One Run
Muirhead to Buttler. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Lynn.

End of Over 9 (6 runs)
Bowler: Cameron White
England: 66-5 (rr 7.33)

8.6
One Run
White to Buttler. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

8.5
One Run
White to Bopara. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

8.4
One Run
White to Buttler. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

8.3
Run Out
OUT! Run Out. White to Buttler. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell, fielded by White. This is shambolic from England. Taking on Glenn Maxwell is just stupidity. He released the ball quickly off-balance as they went for two and Root was a yard short at the bowler's end.

8.2
One Run
White to Root. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by Hodge.

8.1
One Run
White to Buttler. Leg spinner short, to leg on the back foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Muirhead.

End of Over 8 (5 runs)
Bowler: James Muirhead
England: 60-4 (rr 7.50)

7.6
One Run
Muirhead to Buttler. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

7.5
One Run
Muirhead to Root. Leg spinner length ball, off stump no foot movement driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

7.4
No Runs
Muirhead to Root. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Bailey.

7.3
One Run
Muirhead to Buttler. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

7.2
Wide
Wide Muirhead to Root. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

7.1
No Runs
Muirhead to Root. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Bailey.

End of Over 7 (7 runs)
Bowler: Glenn Maxwell
England: 55-4 (rr 7.86)

6.6
Run Out
OUT! Run Out. Maxwell to Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to cover, direct hit by Hodge. What a comeback from Brad Hodge. A catch and now a great run out. Morgan would have been home but his bat bounced off the ground as he dived in and the bail came off just before his glove slid over the crease. Horrible blow for England. Great fielding.

6.5
No Runs
Maxwell to Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Hodge.

6.4
One Run
Maxwell to Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, mis-fielded by Bailey, fielded by Finch.

6.3
One Run
Maxwell to Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

6.2
One Run
Maxwell to Morgan. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Hodge.

6.1
Four Runs
FOUR! Maxwell to Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Magnificent from Morgan first ball.

End of Over 6 (Power Play Fielding) (10 runs)
Bowler: Josh Hazlewood
England: 48-3 (rr 8.00)

5.6
Four Runs
FOUR! Hazlewood to Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Crashing square drive ends the powerplay.

5.5
Two Runs
Hazlewood to Root. Length ball, off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by White.

5.4
Catch
OUT! Caught. Hazlewood to Hales. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man, fielded by Starc. Hales goes slogging. A huge swirling edge flew to Starc at third man. He waited until the last moment and took it low down. The run rate is good but England are tossing wickets away.

5.3
No Runs
Hazlewood to Hales. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, well timed to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Muirhead.

5.2
No Runs
Hazlewood to Hales. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Bailey.

5.1
Four Runs
FOUR! Hazlewood to Hales. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs.

End of Over 5 (Power Play Fielding) (8 runs)
Bowler: Mitchell Starc
England: 38-2 (rr 7.60)

4.6
No Runs
Starc to Root. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc, fielded by Bailey.

4.5
No Runs
Starc to Root. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

4.4
Four Runs
FOUR! Starc to Root. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Too wide. Root cashes in again.

4.3
Four Runs
FOUR! Starc to Root. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Dreamy start by Root, enjoying the width.

4.2
Catch
OUT! Caught. Starc to Wright. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover, fielded by Hodge. Wright has thrashed that and the veteran Hodge pulls off a stunning diving catch. England guilty of being a bit frenetic.

4.1
No Runs
Starc to Wright. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

End of Over 4 (Power Play Fielding) (6 runs)
Bowler: Josh Hazlewood
England: 30-1 (rr 7.50)

3.6
No Runs
Hazlewood to Hales. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

3.5
No Runs
Hazlewood to Hales. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to point for no runs, fielded by Lynn.

3.4
Two Runs
Hazlewood to Hales. Off cutter length ball, off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Muirhead.

3.3
Four Runs
FOUR! Hazlewood to Hales. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.

3.2
Catch
OUT! Caught. Hazlewood to Lumb. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, fielded by Coulter-Nile. A frustrating cameo from Lumb. That was just a slog. He got too much elevation and Coulter-Nile at mid on judged the catch well.

3.1
No Runs
Hazlewood to Lumb. Length ball, to leg down the track Slog, bottom edge to slips for no runs, fielded by Finch.

End of Over 3 (Power Play Fielding) (6 runs)
Bowler: Mitchell Starc
England: 24-0 (rr 8.00)

2.6
Four Runs
FOUR! Starc to Hales. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, fielded by Hodge. Clubbed by Hales. Hodge went feet first on the edge and failed to stop it.

2.5
No Runs
Starc to Hales. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Starc.

2.4
No Runs
Starc to Hales. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control to backward point for no runs, dropped catch by Maxwell. Sliced drive. Regulation chance for Maxwell goes down.

2.3
One Run
Starc to Lumb. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Hazlewood.

2.2
No Runs
Starc to Lumb. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Hazlewood.

2.1
One Run
Starc to Hales. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to backward point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Maxwell, fielded by White.

End of Over 2 (Power Play Fielding) (8 runs)
Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile
England: 18-0 (rr 9.00)

1.6
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Lumb. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Wade.

1.5
Four Runs
FOUR! Coulter-Nile to Lumb. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Fast hands to whip that away.

1.4
Four Runs
FOUR! Coulter-Nile to Lumb. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Width and Lumb takes it up and over backward point.

1.3
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Lumb. Seaming in back of a length, to leg on the back foot glancing, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.

1.2
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Lumb. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Hodge.

1.1
No Runs
Coulter-Nile to Lumb. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement, hit pad to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Starc.

End of Over 1 (Power Play Fielding) (10 runs)
Bowler: Brad Hodge
England: 10-0 (rr 10.00)

0.6
One Run
Hodge to Lumb. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile. Using the part timer didn't really work. Lumb off to a fine start.

0.5
Four Runs
FOUR! Hodge to Lumb. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.

0.4
Four Runs
FOUR! Hodge to Lumb. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.

0.3
No Runs
Hodge to Lumb. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by White.

0.2
No Runs
Hodge to Lumb. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Hodge.

0.1
One Run
NEW BALL. Hodge to Hales. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell. Hodge opening the bowling in a surprise move.

0.0
Start of Innings
Start of England Innings. England need to win tonight to keep the series alive. They have made one change. James Tredwell replaces Danny Briggs. The big news is that Brad Hodge plays his first game for Australia for six years. Mitchell Starc also returns. Moises Henriques and Dan Christian stand down. England will bat first on what should be a true surface.