ICC Champions Trophy, Highlights: England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS)

Updated: 11 June 2017 13:22 IST

Highlights and ball-by-ball commentary from the 10th ODI match between England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS) at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Saturday.

ICC Champions Trophy, Highlights: England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS)
Champions Trophy, Highlights: England vs Australia © AFP

Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes sent Australian bowlers on a leather hunt as England earned a scintillating victory against Australia to knock them out of the tournament in ICC Champions Trophy on Saturday. Chasing 278 for win, England lost three quick wickets for 35. Morgan and Stokes counter attacked and ripped apart the Kangaroos. However, the match could not be completed as rain stopped play and the match had to be called off after 40 overs in the second innings. Englishmen were declared winners by 40 runs (DLS). From Group A, England and Bangladesh qualify for the semi-finals.

Earlier, England rode on spectacular bowling from pacer Mark Wood (4 for 33) and spinner Adil Rashid (4 for 41) to restrict Steve Smith-led Australia to 277 for 9 in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. For Australia, middle-order batsman Travis Head smashed an unbeaten 71 off 64 balls, while Aaron Finch (68 off 64) and Smith (56 off 77 balls) scored half-centuries. (SCORECARD)

When and Where to Watch Highlights: England (Eng) vs Australia (Aus)

India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.

Bangladesh: TV: GTV and Star Sports.

USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.

Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.

New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Play.

Singapore: TV: Star Cricket.

Highlights: ENG vs AUS

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So this ends the proceedings of today's match. England make it three wins in three and top the Group A table. Along with them, beating all the odds, Bangladesh go through to the semis. Tomorrow, we have the first do-or-die clash from Group B as South Africa take on India for a place in the semis. The match will take place at The Oval and will start at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Do join us for it. Until then, take care! Cheers!

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Steven Smith says that the loss is very disappointing. Admits they did not play well and lost too many wickets in between which they can't do against a top team like England. On being asked whether it was because of his batsmen not spending much time in the middle, he says that it cannot be used as a reason. Reckons the balance of the team was very good but the players did not stand up. Feels that a lot has not gone their way (talking about the weather). Admits they were not at their best with the ball after the break and they gave away some freebies to Stokes and Morgan but at the same time praises the pair as well for their outstanding partnership.

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Eoin Morgan says that things have been going pretty well for his team and they have been slightly lucky as well. Adds that they did a reasonable job today as they took the game away from Australia when they were in command. Applauds his bowlers for restricting the opposition to a below par total. On Mark Wood's recent scalps, he feels that it takes a high quality bowler to take the wickets of some of the best batsmen in the world. Calls it a tough tournament and everyone has to be at their very best. On the talk between him and Stokes after being 3 down quickly, he replies that they told each other, it was a great wicket and they needed to get a partnership going.

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Man of the Match, Ben Stokes says that his training has been consistent and he has been timing the ball well. Adds that they wanted to get on with the game during the first rain break. Praises Eoin Morgan for his knock and says that he has been in great form and hopes that he continues his good work and the team plays around him. Informs that the Indian T20 League experience helped him to play under pressure situation and in front of huge crowd. On his injury, he replies that he is in good nick and is feeling good about his fitness.

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Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes came out with a very positive attitude and took the attack to the Australian bowlers. They started hitting the ball to all parts of the ground and stitched a 159-run partnership at better than run-a-ball. The former scored 87 before getting run out and it looked like there would be a twist in tale. However, Jos Buttler came out and never let the momentum slip. Stokes carried on and scored a century before the rain returned again.

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Coming back to the chase, the Aussie bowlers started off really well getting rid of the English top order early. They were on top at that moment but rain halted the proceedings. Luckily, it was a passing shower and the game resumed soon. However, England regrouped and looked a completely different side after the break.

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So, Australia the world champions have been knocked out of the Champions Trophy and that too at the hands of their arch rivals, England. Once again rain intervened, not once but twice. The first delay broke their momentum but by the time rain had the final say, the hosts were ahead of the DLS par score.

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UPDATE 1840 LOCAL TIME - The news from the middle has arrived and it's not a good one as the match has been called off. ENGLAND WIN BY 40 RUNS (DLS METHOD)!

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PLAY HALTED - As we mentioned earlier, the drizzle had started. Now, it has got heavier and so the umpires have decided to go off the field. England played some superb cricket in the last hour or so and hence they are well ahead of the DLS par score for now, which is 200! The next update will be at 1830 local time.

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Adam Zampa to Ben Stokes

Pushed slightly quicker through the air, clipped to mid-wicket.

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