Commentry

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Cameron White, for his powerful hitting at the top of the order gets the Man of the Match. That will be all from us then! Do join us for the second T20I at the MCG, Melbourne on Friday, 31st of January, 2014. Till next time, it's cheers and goodbye.

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Australia chipped at the wickets as Coulter-Nile bagged a four-fer. He was well backed up by some brilliant fielding as the Aussies held on to their catches, unlike England. They go 1-0 up with two games to go. England have once again got off to a losing start, something of a habit for them on this tour.

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Some massive hitting in a very high scoring game but Australia once again, have emerged victorious. England showed great spirit to attempt such a massive chase with Bopara almost taking them through but in the end, it was just way too much. The batting never got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Bopara showed tremendous heart to keep England in the hunt but the task at hand was a bit too much for him

19.6
1

Josh Hazlewood to Ravi Bopara

Full on middle, Bopara works it down the leg side for only a single and that is all over. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 13 RUNS.

19.5
6

Josh Hazlewood to Ravi Bopara

SIX! Too little too late! Bopara again targets the leg side and finds the fence over square leg now. Brutal hitting, bit late in the day though.

19.4
6

Josh Hazlewood to Ravi Bopara

SIX! Stunning shot! Fullish on middle, Bopara uses his powerful wrists to whip the ball over the fence at mid-wicket.

19.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to Ravi Bopara

Fullish on leg, lofted down to deep mid-wicket but no run taken.

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3rd T20I fifty for Bopara.

19.2
6

Josh Hazlewood to Ravi Bopara

SIX! Tonk! Full toss on off, Bopara deposits it over the stands over covers.

19.1
0

Josh Hazlewood to Ravi Bopara

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.

19.1
5
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Josh Hazlewood to Ravi Bopara

FIVE WIDES! Oh dear! Angled down leg side, beats everyone and goes into the fine leg fence. 33 NEEDED OFF 6.

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Danny Briggs is the last man in.

18.6
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Daniel Christian to Ravi Bopara

OUT! There's the ninth wicket! Bopara flicks this to short fine leg and calls Dernbach for a run, Dernbach responds but is caught short of the crease with a powerful throw from Finch to Wade who whips the bails off and effects the run out.

18.5
4

Daniel Christian to Ravi Bopara

FOUR! Back to back boundaries! Short and slower again, Bopara pulls it this time into the square leg fence.

18.4
4

Daniel Christian to Ravi Bopara

FOUR! Lovely timing! Drives this imperiously through the covers.

18.3
1

Daniel Christian to Jade Dernbach

Superb attempt! A shortish slower ball on off, Dernbach cracks it over covers where Lynn dives forward like Superman to take that catch but the ball just lands in front of him. A single taken

18.2
4

Daniel Christian to Jade Dernbach

FOUR! Drilled! Makes room and drills it back down the ground for a boundary.

18.1
1

Daniel Christian to Ravi Bopara

Tad short on middle, pulled down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

17.6
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Jade Dernbach

Full on off, Dernbach drives it straight to covers.

17.5
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Jade Dernbach

Goes for a wild heave across the line but misses.

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