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England vs Australia, Match 36 Commentary, Live Updates

ENG vs AUS, 2023 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
253 (48.1/50)
286 (49.3/50)
Australia beat England by 33 runs
Right then, end of a topsy-turvy Saturday, and boy oh boy, the dynamics have shifted a fair bit in the race for the semi-finals. Australia however have all but sealed a place in the final four with this victory with their Trans-Tasmanian rivals getting into a dog fight for the final playoff place after suffering a loss against Pakistan. There are still a couple of places left and still more than a week's worth of group-stage action to look forward to. For now though, the focus shifts to Kolkata as two teams who have qualified for the semis face off in a battle for supremacy. It is hosts India taking on South Africa at the Eden Gardens on Sunday, the 5th of November. That game will begin at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT) but you can join us a lot sooner for the build-up. Do join us then. Take care and goodbye!
Australia's skipper, Pat Cummins says that it's been great and the boys have played brilliantly after a tough start. Reckons they have got a bit better with every game but would have liked to close things out sooner. Adds that they take a lot of pride in themselves and were not happy with the start they were off to and are glad to have turned it around. On Adam Zampa, he says that he has been bowling beautifully in the last few games and that innings with the bat was special as well and it is nice to see that. On the bench strength he says that Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh will be back at some point but having others ready at his disposal is a good thing. On the dew, he says it wasn't too bad and is happy to have got the win.
Jos Buttler, the captain of England says that it is disappointing and feels like he is having the same chat after every game. Adds that there were improvements and they ended up losing by 30-odd runs. Mentions that being the captain of the side and coming to India and being on this side of things doesn't feel nice. Reckons they haven't done themselves justice and he knows how much hard work it required to get to the highest of highs and thanks everyone who has supported them through thick and thin. Adds that they bowled well and it could have been even better if they had got rid of Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc sooner and fancied themselves to chase it down. On his dismissal, he says that it was the right shot to play and the execution was wrong and he felt like he needed to take on the game at that point and admits that his form has been the biggest concern. Ends by saying that you simply need to keep putting in the hard work.
Adam Zampa is the Player of the Match for his stellar all-round showing. Zampa says summing up the conditions was important, with the dew it was not going to be easy. Adds he was very happy with how it landed and very content with how he bowled. Adds he just wanted to stay positive and bat out till the 50th over. Mentions he is very satisfied with how he did.
The Presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the day, after inserting Australia into bat, England got a couple of early wickets to put Australia on the back foot. The middle order though came to the rescue for Australia. The platform was laid but they lost quite a few wickets towards the end and Chris Woakes had a very good outing with the ball, picking up 4 wickets. Adam Zampa however, played a really good cameo to take the side close to 290 and one has to believe, it is his spell with the ball and his knock with the bat that won Australia the game.
With the ball, Adam Zampa and Pat Cummins were really good. Both got important wickets and their economy was also brilliant. Especially Zampa who went for just 21 runs in his 10 and picked up three wickets as well. How good is that? How many times do you see such figures on a flat batting track? Brilliant! Have to say the spells by the two are what won the Aussies the game. Spare a thought for the likes of Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid who made the Aussies sweat a bit in the end but there was simply too much left to do.
The two new balls were going to be key and Australia made use of it brilliantly. They got a couple of wickets and that too big ones. Mitchell Starc was the one who got two and Josh Hazlewood kept things tight. Then there was a fightback from England courtesy Dawid Malan and Ben Stokes but Pat Cummins delivered just as the game started to drift. Adam Zampa then got rid of Jos Buttler to take Australia right back on top. Moeen Ali and Stokes did get their side back into the game but once Stokes fell, the lower order failed to do a lot and in the end, it was another good win for the Aussies.
Australia make it 5 wins in a row now and move two points clear of the traffic jam just below them. A clinical show with the ball from them. We felt 286 was slightly under par as the wicket usually gets better to bat on here and with the dew expected to come in but their highly-rated bowling attack has delivered.
End Of The Over 48.1 : 253/10
0 Runs
  • W 48.1
A. Rashid
20 (15)
M. Wood
0 (0)
J. Hazlewood
9.1-1-49-2
48.1
W
Josh Hazlewood To Adil Rashid OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Done and dusted! Josh Hazlewood closes out proceedings and the reigning champions are officially dumped out of the tournament. A slower ball bumper around off, Adil Rashid looks to take it on but isn't under control at all and is way too early into the shot. The ball goes straight up off the top edge and the keeper Josh Inglis settles under it to take the catch. Australia win by 33 runs!
Mark Wood is the last man in for England.
End Of The Over 48 : 253/9
10 Runs
  • 247.1
  • 147.2
  • 647.3
  • 147.4
  • 047.5
  • W 47.6
C. Woakes
32 (33)
A. Rashid
20 (14)
M. Stoinis
4-0-34-1
47.6
W
Marcus Stoinis To Chris Woakes OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Finds the man in the deep and Marcus Stoinis has done it for his side. Not the best delivery from Stoinis, another juicy full toss on the legs, begging to be punished. Chris Woakes whips it off his pads but doesn't get it off the middle of the bat. The ball goes flatand straight down the throat of Marnus Labuschagne at deep square leg and he makes no mistake. Woakes departs after putting up a fight and Australia on the verge of victory now.
47.5
0
Marcus Stoinis To Chris Woakes
Slower and shorter into the pitch outside off, Chris Woakes looks to cut but misses out.
47.4
1
Marcus Stoinis To Adil Rashid
Fuller in length again, another full toss, this time a low one, Adil Rashid slogs it away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
47.3
6
Marcus Stoinis To Adil Rashid
SIX! Oh, dear! Marcus Stoinis, what have you done? The ball slips out of the hands and serves a high full toss around the hips. Adil Rashid looks to dispatch it over fine leg but gets a top edge that flies over the third man fence for a biggie. The height is fine and it is not a no ball but the umpires do inform Pat Cummins about Australia being behind the over rate.
47.2
1
Marcus Stoinis To Chris Woakes
Full and straight, nails the yorker, Chris Woakes digs it out down toward long on for a single. Marcus Stoinis surprising everyone with the way he has started this over, pace on and full so far.
47.1
2
Marcus Stoinis To Chris Woakes
Goes pace on, full and on the legs, Chris Woakes flicks it past short fine leg but the man at deep square leg is able to run around and cut it off. Woakes hares back for the second.
Marcus Stoinis is brought back into the attack and he will probably bowl the 48th and 50th overs. Expect a lot more slower deliveries.
End Of The Over 47 : 243/8
10 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • 146.3
  • 146.4
  • 646.5
  • 146.6
C. Woakes
29 (29)
A. Rashid
13 (12)
P. Cummins
10-1-49-2
46.6
1
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
A good bumper now over middle, Chris Woakes manages to pull it away to deep square leg and picks up a single. 44 needed now off 18 balls.
46.5
6
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
SIX! All the way! Another slower one, this is overpitched though outside off. Chris Woakes gets the length he wants, clears the front leg and thumps it over long off for a maximum.
46.4
1
Pat Cummins To Adil Rashid
Slower and over middle, pulled away toward deep mid-wicket for a run.
46.3
1
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Top bowling this from the Aussie skipper. A slower-ball yorker, nails it on off stump. Chris Woakes can only squeeze it out through backward point for a run.
46.2
0
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Takes pace off again and bowls it on a hard length around off, Chris Woakes swings hard at it but is early into the shot and is well beaten.
46.1
1
Pat Cummins To Adil Rashid
Slower and a bit shorter around middle, Adil Rashid stays leg side and swings it away toward wide long on but just for a single.
End Of The Over 46 : 233/8
7 Runs
  • 145.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 145.4
  • 445.5
  • 145.6
A. Rashid
11 (10)
C. Woakes
21 (25)
J. Hazlewood
9-1-49-1
45.6
1
Josh Hazlewood To Adil Rashid
Short and outside off, slapped away to deep cover for a run. 54 needed now off 24 balls and Pat Cummins still needs to find a couple of overs from his part-timers.
45.5
4
Josh Hazlewood To Adil Rashid
FOUR! Sounded good off the bat and goes away to the fence. Banged in halfway down the track and comes in at a very high height around off. Adil Rashid puts his bat up and plays a tennis smash wide of long on for a boundary.
45.4
1
Josh Hazlewood To Chris Woakes
Back of a length outside off, punched away through the cover region for a single.
45.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Chris Woakes
Misses out! Banged in a bit short, pace on this time and just angling down leg, Chris Woakes pre-meditates and walks across trying to pull it toward fine leg but fails to get a bat on it. No wide called either because Woakes moved across a long way.
45.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Chris Woakes
Takes pace off and bowls it a tad shorter around off, Chris Woakes looks to cut hard but is undone by the lack of pace.
45.1
1
Josh Hazlewood To Adil Rashid
Good-length delivery outside off, Adil Rashid hangs back and hammers it toward wide mid off for just a single.
End Of The Over 45 : 226/8
3 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 144.2
  • 044.3
  • 144.4
  • 044.5
  • 144.6
A. Rashid
5 (7)
C. Woakes
20 (22)
P. Cummins
9-1-39-2
44.6
1
Pat Cummins To Adil Rashid
Another slower short ball around off, angling in, Adil Rashid gets inside the line and helps it down to fine leg for a single.
44.5
0
Pat Cummins To Adil Rashid
Short ball outside off, pace off again, Adil Rashid slaps it hard but finds Steven Smith at point who is able to get his body behind the ball.
44.4
1
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Another pace-off delivery, fuller and around off, Chris Woakes strokes it away firmly into extra cover who fumbles and allows the single.
44.3
0
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Nicely bowled! A slower bumper now, outside off and gets it in at a difficult height as well. Chris Woakes stays back and looks to uppercut but misses out.
44.2
1
Pat Cummins To Adil Rashid
A tad shorter at the body, pulled away to deep square leg for a single.
44.1
0
Pat Cummins To Adil Rashid
Hard length over off, Adil Rashid dabs it down toward cover-point but can't get the single.
End Of The Over 44 : 223/8
11 Runs
  • 443.1
  • W 43.2
  • 043.3
  • 243.4
  • 143.5
  • 443.6
C. Woakes
19 (20)
A. Rashid
3 (3)
J. Hazlewood
8-1-42-1
43.6
4
Josh Hazlewood To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Thrashed away and it's not over just yet! Another slower short ball over middle, sitting up nicely, Chris Woakes picks it up and muscles the pull shot wide of mid-wicket and picks up a boundary;..
43.5
1
Josh Hazlewood To Adil Rashid
Back of a length over middle, slower too, Adil Rashid hops and nudges it away toward mid-wicket for one.
43.4
2
Josh Hazlewood To Adil Rashid
Top effort in the deep again by Australia! Slower and shorter outside off, Adil Rashid slaps this one hard and behind point. David Warner speeds to his left and puts in a full-stretched dive to save a couple of runs for his side.
43.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Adil Rashid
Back of a length around off, dabbed down toward backward point.
Adil Rashid is the new man in.
43.2
W
Josh Hazlewood To David Willey OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! What a catch by Adam Zampa and what a game he is having! Josh Hazlewood serves another short one from around the stumps and angles it into the body. David Willey picks it up and lifts it high toward deep backward square leg. Zampa comes charging in from fine leg and covers a fair distance before putting in a big dive tin front to his right and pouches the ball with both hands. Willey departs after a few good hits and Zampa has pulled off a stunning catch here.
43.1
4
Josh Hazlewood To David Willey
FOUR! Finds the gap and that will be four more. Banged in short and into the wicket around off, David Willey looks to pull it behind square on the leg side but gets it off the under edge and the ball goes past mid-wicket and races away into the fence.
End Of The Over 43 : 212/7
13 Runs
  • 1 WD 42.1
  • 442.1
  • 042.2
  • 1 LB 42.3
  • 242.4
  • 1 LB 42.5
  • 442.6
C. Woakes
15 (19)
D. Willey
11 (12)
M. Starc
10-0-66-2
42.6
4
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Beautiful stroke and 13 runs come off that over, a good one for England. Full and wide outside off, Chris Woakes leans on and caresses it away square through the point region to beat a diving Marnus Labuschagne in the deep for a boundary. Now, Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc both are bowled out and there are still 7 overs to go.
42.5
lb
Mitchell Starc To David Willey
Leg bye! Very full and tailing into the pads, David Willey misses the flick and the ball goes off the boot toward square leg. They pick up another leg bye.
42.4
2
Mitchell Starc To David Willey
Short ball at the body, David Willey manages to pull it away wide of the man at fine leg for a couple of runs.
42.3
lb
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Leg bye! Length ball, angled into the body, Chris Woakes misses and gets it off the thigh pads onto the leg side. They scamper through for a leg bye.
42.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Good length around the top of off, Chris Woakes looks to drive it away but gets it off the inner half toward square leg.
42.1
4
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Nicely played! Full and wide outside off, Chris Woakes gets under the ball and goes into out over extra cover and picks up a boundary.
42.1
wd
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Wide! Hard length, angled down the leg side from around the stumps. Wide called and 200 is up for England.
End Of The Over 42 : 199/7
1 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 141.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
D. Willey
9 (10)
C. Woakes
7 (15)
A. Zampa
10-0-21-3
41.6
0
Adam Zampa To David Willey
Short ball pushed across the left-hander and David Willey fails to get any bat on it. End of a stellar spell by Adam Zampa - 10-0-21-3!
41.5
0
Adam Zampa To David Willey
Nagging length on middle, turning into the left-hander, David Willey goes on the back foot and keeps it out.
41.4
1
Adam Zampa To Chris Woakes
Pushed through on off, it is the googly, Chris Woakes nudges it away off the inner half of the bat behind square leg and picks up a run.
41.3
0
Adam Zampa To Chris Woakes
Tossed up full and outside off, driven away nicely but straight to Steven Smith at extra cover.
41.2
0
Adam Zampa To Chris Woakes
Very full and floated on the legs, Chris Woakes can't get it away.
41.1
0
Adam Zampa To Chris Woakes
Flatter trajectory, on a nagging length and on off, Chris Woakes stays back and pushes it out to the bowler.
End Of The Over 41 : 198/7
11 Runs
  • 440.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 440.4
  • 1 WD 40.5
  • 1 LB 40.5
  • 140.6
C. Woakes
6 (11)
D. Willey
9 (8)
M. Starc
9-0-55-2
40.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Comes from around the wicket now and angles in a fuller delivery on off stump at 141 clicks. Chris Woakes knocks it down to long off for a single. 89 needed now off 54 balls.
40.5
lb
Mitchell Starc To David Willey
Leg bye! Fuller in length and angled into the pads at almost 138 clicks. The ball skids on and beats the bat to crash into the knee. The ball rolls away to the off side and Willey hobbles across for the leg bye.
40.5
wd
Mitchell Starc To David Willey
Wide! Misses his mark and spills this length ball well down the leg side for a wide.
40.4
4
Mitchell Starc To David Willey
FOUR! Top shot! Short of a length around off, David Willey stands tall and punches it on the up through the cover region for a second boundary of the over. England still hanging on here.
40.3
0
Mitchell Starc To David Willey
Good length, honing into the off stump and this one stays low. David Willey does well to get his bat behind it.
40.2
0
Mitchell Starc To David Willey
A tad short and wide, David Willey throws his hands at it but fails to connect.
40.1
4
Mitchell Starc To David Willey
FOUR! Spooned into the gap! Pitched up on the pads, David Willey looks to flick it away but splices it through wide mid on and the ball skids along the turf into the fence.
End Of The Over 40 : 187/7
1 Runs
  • W 39.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 139.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
C. Woakes
5 (10)
D. Willey
1 (3)
A. Zampa
9-0-20-3
39.6
0
Adam Zampa To Chris Woakes
A dot to end and just the one run off it along with the big wicket. A wrong'un, shorter and around middle, Chris Woakes punches it out toward mid on.
39.5
0
Adam Zampa To Chris Woakes
The flipper now, full and drifted into middle and leg, Chris Woakes keeps it out.
39.4
1
Adam Zampa To David Willey
On a length and on off, David Willey pushes it away through mid off and picks up a single.
39.3
0
Adam Zampa To David Willey
Fires one in the blockhole on middle, David Willey shapes up for the big shot but adjusts well and jams it out.
39.2
0
Adam Zampa To David Willey
Floated up on leg stump, David Willey defends it off the front foot.
David Willey is the next batter in.
39.1
W
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! That could be the final nail in the English coffin! The regular leg break this, tossed up on a length around off and turning back in. Moeen Ali gets down on one knee and tries to slog-sweep it with the turn but only manages to get a lot of height on it. The ball travels toward deep mid-wicket where David Warner settles under it and sits down on his knees before taking it reverse cup. Zampa picks up his third wicket of the game and England on the verge of getting knocked out here as Ali departs after a fighting knock.
Umpires call for a change of ball as the present one has soaked up a bit too much dew.
End Of The Over 39 : 186/6
9 Runs
  • 438.1
  • 138.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 438.6
C. Woakes
5 (8)
M. Ali
42 (42)
P. Cummins
8-1-36-2
38.6
4
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Nicely played! Banged in short and tighter on off, Chris Woakes hops and guides it off the face of the bat fine of third man for a boundary.
38.5
0
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Goes fuller now and angles it into middle and leg, Chris Woakes pushes it out toward mid on.
38.4
0
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Back of a length, angled in over off, Chris Woakes stays back and keeps it down on the off side. The required rate just keeps on rising with every dot ball.
38.3
0
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Hard length in the channel around off, Chris Woakes waits and dabs it away toward point.
38.2
1
Pat Cummins To Moeen Ali
Short of a length around the rib cage, pulled away behind square leg for a single.
38.1
4
Pat Cummins To Moeen Ali
FOUR! Gloved fine! Way too short and way too straight, Moeen Ali gets inside the line and gets a top edge off the pull down towards fine leg and picks up a much-needed boundary.
End Of The Over 38 : 177/6
3 Runs
  • 137.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 137.6
M. Ali
37 (40)
C. Woakes
1 (4)
A. Zampa
8-0-19-2
37.6
1
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
On the shorter side over middle and leg, tucked away to deep mid-wicket for another single. Just the three singles off that over.
37.5
1
Adam Zampa To Chris Woakes
Slower and sliding into the pads, Chris Woakes waits on the back foot and flicks it away behind square leg for one.
37.4
0
Adam Zampa To Chris Woakes
On the shorter side on middle, tucked away to mid-wicket.
37.3
0
Adam Zampa To Chris Woakes
Slows it up now and floats it on a length around middle, Chris Woakes strides forward and tentatively gets an inside edge onto the pads. Half an appeal from Zampa for LBW but turned down.
37.2
0
Adam Zampa To Chris Woakes
Tossed up full and on middle, flicked away straight to short mid-wicket.
37.1
1
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Misfield but they don't risk the second run. Nicely flighted around leg, Moeen Ali gets on the front foot and drives it away toward wide long on for a single.
Chris Woakes is the new man in.
End Of The Over 37 : 174/6
3 Runs
  • 136.1
  • 136.2
  • 136.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • W 36.6
L. Livingstone
2 (5)
M. Ali
35 (38)
P. Cummins
7-1-27-2
36.6
W
Pat Cummins To Liam Livingstone OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! That is a sharp catch and Liam Livingstone's struggle with the bat continues. He falls now and yet again it is Cummins who provides the important breakthrough. This is banged in short and on middle, Pat Cummins pulls it hard but straight to mid-wicket. No mistake made by the fielder. It is the substitute, Sean Abbott. He takes a sharp catch moving to his right.
36.5
0
Pat Cummins To Liam Livingstone
Yet another dot! England can afford this at the moment! Shorter and on middle, this is defended.
36.4
0
Pat Cummins To Liam Livingstone
Good length and on middle, Liam Livingstone pushes it back to the bowler.
36.3
1
Pat Cummins To Moeen Ali
Just the one! Shorter again and on the body, Moeen Ali pulls it towards deep square leg and gets to the other end.
36.2
1
Pat Cummins To Liam Livingstone
Angled into the pads, Liam Livingstone works it down to fine leg and takes one.
36.1
1
Pat Cummins To Moeen Ali
This is banged in short and on middle, Moeen Ali pulls it hard through square leg for one. A lot now depends on Moeen Ali if England are to win this game.
End Of The Over 36 : 171/5
2 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • W 35.3
  • 135.4
  • 035.5
  • 135.6
M. Ali
33 (36)
L. Livingstone
1 (1)
A. Zampa
7-0-16-2
35.6
1
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
That is a seriously good over from Zampa. Gets his side back on top! This is fuller and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one. Just the two runs and a wicket from it.
35.5
0
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Tosses it up on off, defended.
35.4
1
Adam Zampa To Liam Livingstone
Liam is off the mark with one as he works it down to long on. This is an important knock for Liam Livingstone! He really needs to deliver here.
Liam Livingstone is the next batter in.
35.3
W
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Ben Stokes falls now. Adam Zampa gets the big fish. Stokes is absolutely disgusted with himself. He can't believe what he has done. That was not such a good delivery. It is down the leg side. Short. Stokes could have pulled it anywhere but does so straight to short fine leg and it is taken by Marcus Stoinis! A good knock by Stokes but has fallen at the wrong time. His side needed him to be there. Australia back on top. They have broken the stand which was worrying them. 118 needed in 87.
35.2
0
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
Good stuff! Drags his length back as he sees Stokes come down the track. Defended.
35.1
0
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
Flatter and on off, this one zips through. Ben Stokes looks to pull, it goes off the underedge back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 35 : 169/4
7 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 134.2
  • 034.3
  • 1 WD 34.4
  • 034.4
  • 134.5
  • 434.6
M. Ali
32 (34)
B. Stokes
64 (87)
J. Hazlewood
7-1-31-0
34.6
4
Josh Hazlewood To Moeen Ali
FOUR! That is just glorious! Wow! The last ball spoils the over completely. This is fuller, right in the slot. Moeen leans into it and creams it through covers. No chance for any fielder. 118 needed in 90.
34.5
1
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
This is banged in short, it is pulled hard through mid-wicket for one.
34.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
This is banged in short and on middle, it is ducked under.
34.4
wd
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
WIDE! Josh Hazlewood gets away with one there! This is shorter and down the leg side. Ben Stokes swings it hard but misses. Wided. Had he got bat to that, could have been over the fence.
34.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Very well bowled! Ben Stokes steps out but the length is shortened. Stokes looks to cut but misses. It goes over the leg pole.
34.2
1
Josh Hazlewood To Moeen Ali
On the pads, Moeen Ali works it fine towards fine leg. Head runs to his left, slides and keeps it down to one.
34.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Moeen Ali
The ball really seems to be coming onto the bat now! Length and around off, this is guided to point.
End Of The Over 34 : 162/4
10 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 133.2
  • 433.3
  • 433.4
  • 133.5
  • 033.6
B. Stokes
63 (84)
M. Ali
27 (31)
M. Stoinis
3-0-24-0
33.6
0
Marcus Stoinis To Ben Stokes
A really good ball to end. Still though, a really good over for England. Momentum shifting. A yorker on middle, this is jammed out. One of the Aussie players put in a loud appeal, believe it was Marnus Labuschagne but not sure why.
33.5
1
Marcus Stoinis To Moeen Ali
That was quite casual from Josh Hazlewood! Shorter and on the body, this is pulled towards fine leg. Josh Hazlewood runs to his right and just taps it away from the ropes. Stoinis wants him to hurry and get to the ball to prevent the second. He does so. Only one.
33.4
4
Marcus Stoinis To Moeen Ali
FOUR! Cracked away! Moeen Ali is into overdrive now. This is banged in short at a pace which sits up nicely to be hit. Moeen Ali smashes it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 8 from the first four balls.
33.3
4
Marcus Stoinis To Moeen Ali
FOUR! Second boundary for Ali in the last two overs. Deft touch! On the pads, he just clips it fine on the leg side. Yet again fine leg is way too wide and a boundary results.
33.2
1
Marcus Stoinis To Ben Stokes
Fuller and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
33.1
0
Marcus Stoinis To Ben Stokes
A yorker then on middle, this is jammed out to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 33 : 152/4
6 Runs
  • 132.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 132.4
  • 432.5
  • 032.6
M. Ali
18 (28)
B. Stokes
62 (81)
J. Hazlewood
6-1-24-0
32.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Moeen Ali
On the fuller side yet again, Moeen Ali drives but finds mid off.
32.5
4
Josh Hazlewood To Moeen Ali
FOUR! That is gorgeous! Moeen Ali is a delight to watch when he plays those drives. He will hope this boundary gets him going. Fuller and on middle, Moeen creams it down the ground and to the long on fence.
32.4
1
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Another one! Fuller and around off, this is driven towards cover. Marcus Stoinis dives to his right and makes a half stop. Just the one. Yet again he saves at least another run.
32.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
That is brilliant from Marcus Stoinis! Shorter and around off, this is slapped hard towards cover. Marcus Stoinis dives to his left and stops it. Saves at least two for his side.
32.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Goes fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.
32.1
1
Josh Hazlewood To Moeen Ali
Around off and on a length, Moeen waits and then guides it towards point, it beats the dive of the fielder and goes down towards third man for one. Moeen just needs to hang in there with Ben Stokes!
Drinks break! The equation is simple for England - 141 runs needed, 18 overs left. Ben Stokes has started to fire and Moeen Ali is just staying alongside him. Australia know that this isn't an easy pitch to start on and a couple of wickets here will put them in the driver's seat. The Aussies still have their noses in front but can they see this on through? Let's find out.
End Of The Over 32 : 146/4
8 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 631.2
  • 131.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 131.6
M. Ali
13 (25)
B. Stokes
61 (78)
T. Head
5-0-28-0
31.6
1
Travis Head To Moeen Ali
Flatter one around off, driven away toward deep cover for a single.
31.5
0
Travis Head To Moeen Ali
Flighted delivery, angling down leg, Moeen Ali nudges it away to short fine leg.
31.4
0
Travis Head To Moeen Ali
Tossed up outside off, this is flicked away to mid-wicket.
31.3
1
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
Tossed up on middle and leg, Ben Stokes dances down the track and clobbers it to the right of long on but just for a single.
31.2
6
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
SIX! Change in tempo from Ben Stokes! Drops it short again around middle and leg, Stokes rocks back quickly and muscles it away over cow corner for a biggie.
31.1
0
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
Shortish length, drifted into middle, Ben Stokes pushes it off the back foot but can't get it past a diving Pat Cummins at mid on.
End Of The Over 31 : 138/4
10 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 1 WD 30.2
  • 030.2
  • 130.3
  • 130.4
  • 630.5
  • 130.6
B. Stokes
54 (75)
M. Ali
12 (22)
M. Starc
8-0-45-2
30.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Full and around off, Ben Stokes bunts it out in front of mid on and scampers across for the single.
30.5
6
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
SIX! FIFTY for Ben Stokes and what a way to bring it up! Australia keep going short at him and this time Mitchell Starc serves it in his hitting arc. Stokes picks up the length early and pulls it handsomely over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. Can he pull off a miracle now for England ?
30.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Moeen Ali
On a hard length outside off, Moeen Ali frees his arms and strokes it away nicely on the up to sweeper cover for just a single.
30.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Shorter in length at the body, Ben Stokes swings it away down to fine leg and picks up a single.
30.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
On a good length again and in the channel, Ben Stokes taps it away toward backward point.
30.2
wd
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Wide! Full and angling down leg, Ben Stokes looks to get inside the line and whip it away but mises.
30.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Good length around the top of off, Ben Stokes hits it away toward mid off.
End Of The Over 30 : 128/4
3 Runs
  • 129.1
  • 129.2
  • 129.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
M. Ali
11 (21)
B. Stokes
46 (70)
T. Head
4-0-20-0
29.6
0
Travis Head To Moeen Ali
Another dot to end and the part-timer gets in another tidy over, just three singles off it. Pushed through quicker and flatter around off, Moeen Ali pushes it toward point.
29.5
0
Travis Head To Moeen Ali
Floated up again, fuller this time and on the pads, Moeen Ali fails to get it away.
29.4
0
Travis Head To Moeen Ali
Floated up on middle, Moeen Ali blocks this one out in front of cover-point.
29.3
1
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
Shorter and on middle, punched away from the crease down to long off for just another single.
29.2
1
Travis Head To Moeen Ali
Fuller delivery around off, eased away through the gap at covers for one more.
29.1
1
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
Drags it down a bit on middle and leg, Ben Stokes is early on the pull shot and gets it toward deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 29 : 125/4
6 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 128.3
  • 228.4
  • 128.5
  • 228.6
M. Ali
10 (17)
B. Stokes
44 (68)
M. Starc
7-0-35-2
28.6
2
Mitchell Starc To Moeen Ali
Banged in short again around off, Moeen Ali gets on top of the bounce and pulls it well in front of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs more.
28.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Full and angled into the off stump, Ben Stokes flicks it away 'round the corner for a single.
28.4
2
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Excellent effort in the deep! Hard length outside off, Ben Stokes sees the width and cuts it through point. David Warner speeds across to his right in the deep and dives in to save a couple of runs for his side. The ball and Warner both fizzed across the dew-latent outfield on that occasion.
28.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Moeen Ali
Short ball angling down leg, Moeen Ali gets inside the line and pulls it firmly to fine leg for just a single.
28.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Moeen Ali
Bowled a bit kore fuller and on off, Moeen Ali gets on the front foot and drives it toward extra cover.
28.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Moeen Ali
Starts the new spell right on the money! Bowled from over the wicket and honing in around the top of off, Moeen Ali defends it out.
End Of The Over 28 : 119/4
3 Runs
  • 1 WD 27.1
  • 1 WD 27.1
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 127.6
M. Ali
7 (13)
B. Stokes
41 (66)
A. Zampa
6-0-14-1
27.6
1
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Floats this one up on a nagging length around off, Moeen Ali is caught in two minds but does end up dabbing it to the right of short third. Marnus Labuschagne pounces on the ball and makes a half-stop. The batters get a single.
27.5
0
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Quicker one, trying to spear it in on off and middle, Moeen Ali keeps it out. Five dots on the trot!
27.4
0
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
A bit flatter and on leg stump, Moeen Ali stays back and nudges it toward mid-wicket.
27.3
0
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
A touch fuller again, looking to skid it past the off stump, Moeen Ali pushes it out to covers.
27.2
0
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Nicely tossed up, full and around middle, Moeen Ali flicks it toward mid-wicket.
27.1
0
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Slower through the air, floated on off and turning it in, Moeen Ali watchfully blocks it out.
27.1
wd
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Wide! And again! This is even more down the leg side and Moeen Ali doesn't play at it.
27.1
wd
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Wide! Nicely floated up but on leg stump and this one turns down leg, left alone for a wide.
End Of The Over 27 : 116/4
9 Runs
  • 426.1
  • 126.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 026.5
  • 426.6
B. Stokes
41 (66)
M. Ali
6 (7)
P. Cummins
6-1-24-1
26.6
4
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Ben Stokes finally gets one away and he gets it away for a boundary as well. Banged in short over middle and angling in, Stokes gets inside the line and pulls it fine down towards fine leg for a boundary.
26.5
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Serves it full on off and takes pace off, Ben Stokes plays it late and blocks it toward backward point. A ninth straight dot for Ben Stokes!
26.4
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
A steep bumper now outside off and flying through, Ben Stokes leaves it alone and he still can't get the wide call. Good bowling from Cummins though.
26.3
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Back of a length around off, pulled away crisply off the back foot but straight to mid-wicket.
26.2
1
Pat Cummins To Moeen Ali
Pitched further up around off, Moeen Ali looks to drive at it but gets a thicker own to third man again but just for a single this time.
26.1
4
Pat Cummins To Moeen Ali
EDGED AND FOUR! Bowled from around the stumps and served on a hard length in the channel, angling in. Moeen Ali looks to defend with soft hands but gets an outside edge that runs away fine down to third man for four runs.
End Of The Over 26 : 107/4
1 Runs
  • W 25.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 125.6
M. Ali
1 (5)
B. Stokes
37 (62)
A. Zampa
5-0-11-1
25.6
1
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Floats it up around middle, Moeen Ali reaches out and pushes it away down to long on for a single.
25.5
0
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Floated up on leg stump, it is the googly, Moeen Ali picks it well and defends it down the deck.
25.4
0
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Moeen Ali gets a big stride in and blocks it out.
25.3
0
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Pushed through fuller and quicker on leg stump, Moeen Ali turns it to short mid-wicket.
25.2
0
Adam Zampa To Moeen Ali
Nicely flighted, on a length and around middle, Moeen Ali leans forward to defend.
25.1
W
Adam Zampa To Jos Buttler OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Straight to the man and it's another slim outing for Jos Buttler. Adam Zampa vs Buttler, the match-up was always in favour of the leggie and he's got Buttler out for a fifth time in ODIs. This is nicely tossed up around off, Buttler skips down the track looking to thump it over long off but the bat turns in his hand and he only manages to hit it down the throat of Cameron Green inside the long off fence. Green takes a simple catch and Zampa is delighted. England lose their fourth wicket now. Also, Moeen Ali comes out to bat next.
End Of The Over 25 : 106/3
0 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
B. Stokes
37 (62)
J. Buttler
1 (6)
P. Cummins
5-1-15-1
24.6
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
A maiden then! On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket. Excellent from Cummins. A wicket in his last over and now a maiden.
24.5
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
This is short again. Stokes once again lets it go over him. He is not happy with it not being called a wide.
24.4
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
This is angled into middle, Ben Stokes defends it onto the ground.
24.3
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
This is banged in short. A really good short one. Ben Stokes evades it.
24.2
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Brilliant from Cummins. Giving nothing away. On middle, Ben Stokes pushes it to mid on.
24.1
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Back of a length and on middle, kept out.
End Of The Over 24 : 106/3
3 Runs
  • 123.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 123.4
  • 023.5
  • 123.6
B. Stokes
37 (56)
J. Buttler
1 (6)
A. Zampa
4-0-10-0
23.6
1
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
On middle, Ben Stokes works it through mid-wicket for one.
23.5
0
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
Shorter and on middle, this one is pushed through, it is pushed back to the bowler.
23.4
1
Adam Zampa To Jos Buttler
Tossed up around off, Jos Buttler pushes it through covers for one.
23.3
0
Adam Zampa To Jos Buttler
This is quicker and on the pads, Jos Buttler works it to mid-wicket.
23.2
0
Adam Zampa To Jos Buttler
The googly, around off, Buttler picks it and works it with the turn to mid-wicket.
23.1
1
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
End Of The Over 23 : 103/3
2 Runs
  • 122.1
  • 122.2
  • W 22.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
J. Buttler
0 (3)
B. Stokes
35 (53)
P. Cummins
4-0-15-1
22.6
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
Edged but falls short! Good length and around off, Jos Buttler looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge but lands short of the fielder at first slip. Good over by Cummins. A wicket-taking one.
22.5
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
Shorter and around off, Jos Buttler stands tall and defends it towards cover.
22.4
0
Pat Cummins To Jos Buttler
Back of a length and on off, Jos Buttler pushes it to covers.
Skipper, Jos Buttler is the new man in.
22.3
W
Pat Cummins To Dawid Malan OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! There is the end of Malan and the stand that was going along so well, has been broken! Pat Cummins strikes. He gets himself on and bags the big wicket. We just wrote Malan needs to make it big but falls immediately after scoring his fifty. This is on a length and around middle, Dawid Malan looks to pull, this goes off the top edge towards fine leg. Travis Head takes it. A little bit of extra bounce and Malan falls. Not sure if that was needed at the moment but England were looking to up the ante. 184 more needed.
22.2
1
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Bangs it short again, Ben Stokes pulls it through square leg and takes one.
22.1
1
Pat Cummins To Dawid Malan
Fifty for Malan! He weathered the storm earlier on and has reaped the rewards. Still a long way to go and with conditions improving for batting and he having his eye in, needs to cash in and go big. He gets there by cutting this down towards third man for one.
End Of The Over 22 : 101/2
9 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 121.2
  • 121.3
  • 121.4
  • 621.5
  • 021.6
B. Stokes
34 (52)
D. Malan
49 (62)
T. Head
3-0-17-0
21.6
0
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
Almost! Ben Stokes is not holding back now but almost loses his wicket in trying to go big again. Steps out but Travis Head slows this one up and also drags his length back. Stokes still swings but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg. The last two overs have been good for England.
21.5
6
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
SIX! Powered down the ground and over the fence. 100 up for England and momentum seems to be shifting. Ben Stokes steps out. He gets to the pitch of it and slams it over the long on fence for a biggie. Top shot.
21.4
1
Travis Head To Dawid Malan
On the shorter side yet again, this is pushed past cover for one more again.
21.3
1
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
This is shorter again and around off, it is pushed through covers for one more.
21.2
1
Travis Head To Dawid Malan
Just the one this time! Outside off, Dawid Malan pushes it through covers for one.
21.1
0
Travis Head To Dawid Malan
Tossed up on middle, blocked.
End Of The Over 21 : 92/2
10 Runs
  • 120.1
  • 020.2
  • 420.3
  • 020.4
  • 420.5
  • 120.6
D. Malan
47 (59)
B. Stokes
27 (49)
M. Stoinis
2-0-14-0
20.6
1
Marcus Stoinis To Dawid Malan
On the shorter side, this is firmly pulled but just for one as it is towards deep square leg. A good over though for England.
20.5
4
Marcus Stoinis To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Off the top edge but a boundary! Marcus Stoinis is not that quick but does get his bumper to hurry the batter. This is short and on the body. Dawid Malan looks to pull, it goes off the top edge and down to the fine leg fence. Second boundary in the over. This is just the kind of over England needed to release pressure.
20.4
0
Marcus Stoinis To Dawid Malan
A dot follows the boundary! Back of a length and on off, Dawid Malan pushes it to covers.
20.3
4
Marcus Stoinis To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Whipped away! That is a welcome boundary for England and they will hope this gets them going! On the pads, this is whipped down towards fine leg who is quite wide. A boundary.
20.2
0
Marcus Stoinis To Dawid Malan
Back of a length and on middle, this is played back to the bowler.
20.1
1
Marcus Stoinis To Ben Stokes
Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
End Of The Over 20 : 82/2
3 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
D. Malan
38 (54)
B. Stokes
26 (48)
T. Head
2-0-8-0
19.6
0
Travis Head To Dawid Malan
Another dot to end! That is a tidy over from Head! On off, Dawid Malan pushes it to mid off.
19.5
0
Travis Head To Dawid Malan
On off, Dawid Malan pushes it to covers.
19.4
1
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
19.3
1
Travis Head To Dawid Malan
Flatter and around off, Dawid Malan pushes it through covers and takes one.
19.2
1
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
On middle, this is worked down to long on for a single.
19.1
0
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
Angled into the pads. Ben Stokes looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
End Of The Over 19 : 79/2
4 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 018.5
  • 118.6
B. Stokes
24 (45)
D. Malan
37 (51)
M. Stoinis
1-0-4-0
18.6
1
Marcus Stoinis To Ben Stokes
A single to end! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
18.5
0
Marcus Stoinis To Ben Stokes
That was absolutely nailed but for no runs! Short and on middle, this is pulled hard but to mid-wicket.
18.4
1
Marcus Stoinis To Dawid Malan
Around off, Dawid Malan pushes it to mid off for one more.
18.3
0
Marcus Stoinis To Dawid Malan
On the pads, Dawid Malan works it to mid-wicket.
18.2
1
Marcus Stoinis To Ben Stokes
Just another single! This is banged in short and on middle, Ben Stokes rocks back and hammers it through square leg. A run taken.
18.1
1
Marcus Stoinis To Dawid Malan
Fuller and around off, this is pushed towards mid off for one more.
End Of The Over 18 : 75/2
5 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 117.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
D. Malan
35 (48)
B. Stokes
22 (42)
T. Head
1-0-5-0
17.6
1
Travis Head To Dawid Malan
Tosses it up on middle, Dawid Malan eases it down to long on for one.
17.5
0
Travis Head To Dawid Malan
Flatter and angled into the off pole, this is pushed to cover.
17.4
1
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
This is tossed up around off, Stokes strokes it down to long off. Another run taken.
17.3
1
Travis Head To Dawid Malan
Outside off again, Malan pushes it through covers for one more.
17.2
1
Travis Head To Ben Stokes
Shorter and around off, this is slapped down to long off for one.
17.1
1
Travis Head To Dawid Malan
Flatter and on off, Dawid Malan pushes it through covers for one.
End Of The Over 17 : 70/2
8 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 416.3
  • 016.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
D. Malan
32 (44)
B. Stokes
20 (40)
M. Starc
6-0-29-2
16.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Quick run taken and that is the end of a productive over for the English! Angled into the pads, Dawid Malan works it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
16.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
A single now and that is the fifty-run stand! It has been slow going but both have got their eye in and need to make it big now. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
16.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
BEATEN! He did not commit to the stroke there. There was width on offer and it was shorter in length. Stokes looks to cut tentatively but is beaten.
16.3
4
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
FOUR! That is glorious! That is a wonderful stroke! One of the best today! Fuller and on middle, Ben Stokes shows the full face of the bat and creams it down to the long on fence. That should give him a lot of confidence.
16.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Quick run! Good length and on middle, Dawid Malan looks to defend, this goes off the underedge towards the keeper. Stokes calls him through and they complete it.
16.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Just the one! Angled into the pads, Stokes works it through square leg. A single taken.
End Of The Over 16 : 62/2
4 Runs
  • 1 LB 15.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
D. Malan
30 (42)
B. Stokes
14 (36)
A. Zampa
3-0-7-0
15.6
0
Adam Zampa To Dawid Malan
This one does not come on! Shorter, it holds in the surface. Malan looks to push it on the off side but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
15.5
1
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
Another single as this is nudged on the leg side.
15.4
1
Adam Zampa To Dawid Malan
Shorter and around off, this is pushed through covers for one.
15.3
0
Adam Zampa To Dawid Malan
The googly now, around off, defended.
15.2
1
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
Stokes takes one now as this is clipped down towards fine leg.
15.1
lb
Adam Zampa To Dawid Malan
On the pads, Dawid Malan looks to flick but it hits the pad and rolls towards short fine leg for one. Leg bye.
Drinks break! Australia on top of the proceedings with that early doublestrike by Mitchell Starc and it has been slow going thus far for England. But Dawid Malan and Ben Stokes are building up a steady stand here and this stand could be very crucial. With still a long way to go, the middle phase will be key for both sides. Let's see how things pan out.
End Of The Over 15 : 58/2
5 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 214.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
D. Malan
29 (38)
B. Stokes
12 (34)
M. Starc
5-0-21-2
14.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Crunched but just for a single! This is banged in short over middle, Dawid Malan gets on top of the bounce and pulls it away straight to deep mid-wicket for a run.
14.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Good length around off, Ben Stokes plays it late and with soft hands, just dabs it down through backward point for one.
14.4
2
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Short ball, banged in around off, Ben Stokes pulls it away along the ground and in between deep mid-wicket and deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
14.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Full and quick just outside off, driven away square to the man at point.
14.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Shorter one on the hips, tucked away down to fine leg for an easy single.
14.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Good length drifting onto the pads, Dawid Malan hops and pushes it down in front of mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 14 : 53/2
3 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
D. Malan
27 (35)
B. Stokes
9 (31)
A. Zampa
2-0-4-0
13.6
1
Adam Zampa To Dawid Malan
Slower through the air at just 82.7 clicks and flighted on off stump, Dawid Malan looks to defend and gets it off the outside edge down toward point for a single.
13.5
0
Adam Zampa To Dawid Malan
Beaten! The quicker one now, fired in fuller and around off, Dawid Malan is late on the drive and is beaten on the outside edge.
13.4
0
Adam Zampa To Dawid Malan
Loops it up a bit and bowls it very full at the toes, Dawid Malan defends it back to Zampa.
13.3
1
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
Full and on leg stump, Ben Stokes flicks it away toward deep mid-wicket and turns the strike over.
13.2
1
Adam Zampa To Dawid Malan
And again! This time Malan plays it with soft hands 'round the corner and picks up a single.
13.1
0
Adam Zampa To Dawid Malan
Floated up on the legs, turning in, Dawid Malan nudges it gently toward square leg.
End Of The Over 13 : 50/2
5 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 212.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
B. Stokes
8 (30)
D. Malan
25 (30)
P. Cummins
3-0-13-0
12.6
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Pitched up around off and angling it in, Ben Stokes can't get any sort of timing on this one and taps it back on the deck.
12.5
1
Pat Cummins To Dawid Malan
Slower one, a bit shorter and over middle, Dawid Malan with a well-timed jab off the hips toward deep backward square leg for one more. The 50 is now up for England.
12.4
1
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Banged in a bit short again around off, Ben Stokes looks to pull it in front of square but splices it just past mid-wicket for a single.
12.3
1
Pat Cummins To Dawid Malan
A well-directed short ball over leg stump and right around the helmet. Dawid Malan takes his eyes off the ball as he goes after it and the ball goes wide of Travis Head at fine leg. They pick up a single.
12.2
2
Pat Cummins To Dawid Malan
Pitched up on the legs, Dawid Malan stays there and whips it away well in front of deep square leg. The ball plugs in the outfield and Malan has to settle for a brace.
12.1
0
Pat Cummins To Dawid Malan
Good length in the channel around off, Dawid Malan leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.
End Of The Over 12 : 45/2
1 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
B. Stokes
7 (28)
D. Malan
21 (26)
A. Zampa
1-0-1-0
11.6
0
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
Finds the fielder again and Zampa finishes the over with five consecutive dots. Flatter and quicker around off, Ben Stokes forces it off the back foot toward cover.
11.5
0
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
A bit quicker and spinning back into the legs, Ben Stokes jams it out on the on side.
11.4
0
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
Floated up on the stumps, Ben Stokes goes for the reverse sweep and connects but finds the man at short third man.
11.3
0
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
Drops it short and down leg, Ben Stokes rocks back and goes too hard at the pull, missing out on a freebie and finds himself on the deck.
11.2
0
Adam Zampa To Ben Stokes
Flatter and a bit fuller onto middle, Ben Stokes goes on the back foot and pushes it back to the bowler.
11.1
1
Adam Zampa To Dawid Malan
Starts off on a shorter length and bowls it around off stump, Dawid Malan bunts it out in front of covers and picks up a quick single.
End Of The Over 11 : 44/2
6 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 410.5
  • 110.6
D. Malan
20 (25)
B. Stokes
7 (23)
P. Cummins
2-0-8-0
10.6
1
Pat Cummins To Dawid Malan
Looking for two but will only get the single. Good length around the top of off, Malan taps it away in front of point and picks up a run.
10.5
4
Pat Cummins To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Streaky but will do! Short and wide, Dawid Malan hangs back and slashes at it. The ball flies off the outer half and goes away into the third man fence for a boundary.
THIS JUST IN! Play has been called off in the other game that was going on between New Zealand and Pakistan in Bengaluru due to rain. Pakistan who were initially chasing 402 runs to win, were 200/1 in 25.3 with the DLS target set at 342. They were 21 runs ahead of the DLS par score and have pulled off a mammoth win in the context of this competition.
10.4
1
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Fuller in length again and angled into middle and leg, Ben Stokes drives it away through wide mid on and picks up a single.
10.3
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Another dot now as this is banged in short and over the head of Ben Stokes.
10.2
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Honing in on middle and leg, bowled a touch fuller as well, Ben Stokes keeps it out.
10.1
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Back of a length around off, punched away on the up toward wide mid off.
End Of The Over 10 : 38/2
7 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 69.6
D. Malan
15 (23)
B. Stokes
6 (19)
J. Hazlewood
5-1-18-0
9.6
6
Josh Hazlewood To Dawid Malan
SIX! Over the fence. He can't! Can't blame him here though that is an outrageous shot. Wow! Audacious from Malan. He has had enough of defending. This is yet agian a length ball. Dawid Malan plants his front foot across and then heaves it over the mid-wicket fence. Just shows how good a wicket this is. Such shots can't be played on a tough wicket.
9.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Dawid Malan
Back of a length and on off, Dawid Malan guides it to point. Can he end the over well now?
9.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Dawid Malan
On the pads, Dawid Malan keeps it out again.
9.3
1
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
This time he works it to the left of mid-wicket, not timed as well as the last one and hence, only one.
9.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
That was right off the middle but the gap is not found! Angled into middle, Ben Stokes works it but to mid-wicket.
9.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Really good stuff! Continues to land it on a length and around off, Ben Stokes hangs back and plays it out towards cover.
End Of The Over 9 : 31/2
2 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
D. Malan
9 (20)
B. Stokes
5 (16)
P. Cummins
1-0-2-0
8.6
0
Pat Cummins To Dawid Malan
Another dot to end. Tidy from Cummins to begin with. Outside off, Dawid Malan slashes at it, it goes off the underedge and towards the keeper.
8.5
0
Pat Cummins To Dawid Malan
Fuller, this is driven nicely, right off the middle but finds the fielder.
8.4
1
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
On the fuller side again, this is pushed towards mid off. An easy run.
8.3
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Finds the fielder again! Back of a length and on off, Ben Stokes pushes it to mid off.
8.2
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Stokes fails to find the gap there! Shorter and outside off, Ben Stokes slaps it hard but straight to cover.
8.1
1
Pat Cummins To Dawid Malan
A well-judged run! Length and on off, it is pushed gently to mid off. A run taken.
End Of The Over 8 : 29/2
4 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 37.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
B. Stokes
4 (13)
D. Malan
8 (17)
J. Hazlewood
4-1-11-0
7.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Another dot to end then! On a length and around off, Stokes pushes it to cover.
7.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Lets the ball come to him and defends it right under the eyes. Quite a different approach from Stokes so far. He was swinging his bat against the Indians but is quite watchful here. The conditions though seem a lot easier to bat on over here.
7.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Back of a length and around off, Josh Hazlewood goes around the wicket. Defended.
7.3
1
Josh Hazlewood To Dawid Malan
Off the splice but one! This is banged in short and on the body! Dawid Malan looks to pull, it hits the splice and lobs on the leg side. A run taken.
7.2
3
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Make that 4 from 10 now! Shorter and outside off, this is pushed past point. Warner hares after it and so does the cover fielder. Warner dives and pushes it back in. The cover fielder does the mopping up job. Two taken. Quite a long slide from Warner, the dew probably is kicking in.
7.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Josh Hazlewood continues with his probing lines and lengths! On off, on a good length. Stokes continues to defend. He is on 1 from 9 balls.
End Of The Over 7 : 25/2
5 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 1 WD 6.2
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 46.6
D. Malan
7 (16)
B. Stokes
1 (8)
M. Starc
4-0-16-2
6.6
4
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Well, just as we write that, one delivery is cracked through the off side. Slightly shorter and width on offer. Dawid Malan pounces on it and he slams it through point. This is what England needed. That will release a little bit of pressure. The swing also seems to have gone now. One assumes batting will only get easier from here.
6.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Back of a length and on middle, Dawid Malan defends it back to the bowler. England have now gone into a shell here. They can't buy a run off the bat at the moment. Just the one wide in the last two overs.
6.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Was there an inside edge? Probably yes! This lands on middle and jags back in. Dawid Malan looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
6.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Back of a length and on off, Dawid Malan blocks it.
6.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
On the fuller side and around middle, Dawid Malan strokes it to mid on.
6.2
wd
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
WIDE! Errs in line this time, he is probably still looking for the outswing but it is not there. This one is down the leg side. Wided.
6.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Another dot! Good length and around off, this is pushed to cover.
End Of The Over 6 : 20/2
0 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
B. Stokes
1 (8)
D. Malan
3 (10)
J. Hazlewood
3-1-7-0
5.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Back of a length this time and on off, Ben Stokes defends it. End of a probing over. Australia continue to keep it tight. Another 267 needed for England.
5.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Angles this one away too from outside off, Ben Stokes shoulders arms to this one.
5.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Relentless stuff from Josh Hazlewood and all Stokes can do there is give respect! He shows the full face of the bat and defends this out towards the bowler.
5.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Gets this one to tail back in, just a little though, it comes back in from around off, Ben Stokes gets his front pad out of the way and works it to mid on.
5.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Good length and outside off again, not played at.
5.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Ben Stokes
Solid stuff from Josh Hazlewood! On a length and around off, angling away. This is defended solidly from Ben Stokes!
End Of The Over 5 : 20/2
1 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • W 4.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 04.6
D. Malan
3 (10)
B. Stokes
1 (2)
M. Starc
3-0-11-2
4.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Pitches this one up on a nagging length on off at 143 clicks and this one goes straight on. Dawid Malan gets on the back foot to keep this one out.
4.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Length ball at over 143 clicks and pushed into the legs, Ben Stokes tucks it away past square leg and gets off the mark with a single.
4.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Pitched up on middle and leg, looking to swing it away from there, Ben Stokes gets on the front foot and defends it out.
Ben Stokes walks out to bat now.
4.3
W
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Lovely delivery and Marnus Labuschagne seems very, very interested in this one. Not much enthusiasm from the keeper or the slip cordon but after a chat, Pat Cummins does go up for the review for a caught-behind decision. Mitchell Starc serves it on a nagging length in the channel around off and this one goes across the right-hander. Joe Root has a feel for it but seems to be beaten past the outside edge. However, there was a noise and UltraEdge confirms that it was of the outside edge. Excellent review and Root has to walk back early too.
4.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Full and wide, well wide of the off stump, begging to be hit. Joe Root frees his arms but drives it off the toe end of the bat straight toward cover.
4.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Pitched up on a nagging length and attacking off stump, Joe Root looks to play it across the line but manages to block it out to the bowler.
End Of The Over 4 : 19/1
5 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 43.5
  • 1 LB 3.6
J. Root
13 (14)
D. Malan
3 (9)
J. Hazlewood
2-0-7-0
3.6
lb
Josh Hazlewood To Joe Root
Leg bye! Half a shout for LBW but Joe Root has shimmied down the pitch. On a good length around off and angling it back in a long way. Root walks towards the ball and across the stumps to work it leg side but misses. The ball goes off the pads onto the off side and they pick up a leg bye.
3.5
4
Josh Hazlewood To Joe Root
FOUR! Edged away! Back of a length and in the channel around off, moving a bit in the air. Joe Root looks to hop back and steer it with an open-faced bat but ends up getting an outside edge well wide of Steven Smith at second slip and this one runs away to the fence.
3.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Joe Root
Pushed through a tad fuller and honing in on middle and off, Joe Root pushes it out from his crease toward mid on.
3.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Joe Root
Good, accurate bowling this from Josh Hazlewood. Serves it on a hard length and on a tighter line around off, Joe Root stays back and keeps it out.
3.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Joe Root
Good length in the channel, this one nips back in off the deck, Joe Root is late on the shot and gets an inside edge back onto the pads.
3.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Joe Root
Half an appeal again for caught behind. Back of a length over middle and angling in, Joe Root walks towards the ball and tries to get inside the line to tuck it fine but misses.
End Of The Over 3 : 14/1
3 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 02.5
  • 12.6
J. Root
9 (8)
D. Malan
3 (9)
M. Starc
2-0-10-1
2.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Nagging length, angled well across off stump, Joe Root strokes it away to the right of David Warner at point. Warner fumbles slightly and allows an easy single.
2.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Back of a length outside off, chopped down in front of cover-point by Root.
2.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Good hustle from Dawid Malan! Full again and on the stumps, Malan pushes it toward mid on and scampers across for a single.
2.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Full again but outside off, this is driven sweetly into covers.
2.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
BEAUTY! Full and angled into middle, the ball shapes away late and leaves Dawid Malan bamboozled as the ball just goes past his outside edge.
2.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
DROPPED! That could be a costly drop by Marcus Stoinis and he doesn't drop many. Mitchell Starc bowls a full and wide one, there to be hit. Joe Root reaches out a bit and plays a loose cover drive on the up. The ball goes uppishly and to the right of Stoinis at short cover and Stoinis is just not ready for it. That one carried comfortably but it is spilled and Root gets a single.
End Of The Over 2 : 11/1
3 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 1 WD 1.3
  • 11.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
D. Malan
2 (6)
J. Root
7 (5)
J. Hazlewood
1-0-3-0
1.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Dawid Malan
Nicely bowled! Pitched up a bit more and in that corridor of uncertainty. This one doesn't quite angle across rather holds its line and zips past the outside edge of Malan's bat.
1.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Dawid Malan
On a hard length over off and gets it to angle away, Dawid Malan gets across the stumps a bit and defends it down toward point.
1.4
1
Josh Hazlewood To Joe Root
On a good length angled into middle, Joe Root nudges it down wide of mid-wicket and gets across for a run.
1.3
1
Josh Hazlewood To Dawid Malan
Back of a length outside off and angling further away, Dawid Malan gets his hands out and taps it wide of third man for a single.
1.3
wd
Josh Hazlewood To Dawid Malan
Wide! Shorter and spilled just down leg, Dawid Malan misses the tuck and a wide is called. Half an appeal for caught behind but nothing doing says the umpire.
1.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Dawid Malan
Well left! Good length around the top of off, and shaping back in very late. Dawid Malan is aware of his off stump and makes a well-judged leave.
1.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Dawid Malan
Starts off on a back of a length and angles this one across from over the wicket. Dawid Malan shoulders his arms at it.
Josh Hazlewood to operate from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 8/1
8 Runs
  • W 0.1
  • 20.2
  • 40.3
  • 00.4
  • 1 LB 0.5
  • 10.6
D. Malan
1 (1)
J. Root
6 (4)
M. Starc
1-0-7-1
0.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Dawid Malan
Good length around the top of off, Dawid Malan stays put and just bunts it out on the off side to get off the mark right away.
0.5
lb
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
NOT OUT! Lovely delivery from Mitchell Starc as he bowls it on a fullish length and gets the ball to swing back into the legs. Joe Root is caught on the crease and gets beaten on the inside edge as he looks to flick. The ball thuds into the pads and there is a loud appeal by Starc which is turned out. Pat Cummins has a chat and then goes upstairs. No bat involved and the ball is swinging down leg. Root survives and picks up a leg bye as the ball rolls away to backward point.!
Review! This one seems mightly close but the LBW decision has been given Not Out onfield. Pat Cummins has opted for the review. There's nothing on UltraEdge. Ball Tracking comes in and shows the wickets as missing and hence the onfield call stands. Australia lose an early review.
0.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
On a good length around middle and shaping back in a bit, Joe Root covers the line well and blocks it out.
0.3
4
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
FOUR! All class from Joe Root! Pitched up around off at 141 clicks, looking to swing it back in. Root gets on the front foot and punches it on the up sweetly to the right of mid off and brings up the first boundary of the chase.
0.2
2
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Joe Root and England are off the mark! Bowled back of a length and around off, Root stays back and caresses it away through the cover region and picks up a couple of runs to get going.
Joe Root is in at number 3.
0.1
W
Mitchell Starc To Jonny Bairstow OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Strangled down the leg side and Jonny Bairstow is out first ball! Mitchell Starc starts off with a loosener as he bowls this one fuller on the pads and the swing seems to be taking it down leg. Bairstow tries to tickle it fine but gets a very faint tickle. Josh Inglis springs to his left and takes a fine tumbling catch. Starc appeals and Bairstow starts walking back for a golden duck. Perfect start for Australia not so much for England.