Australia vs England Live Score, Over 1 to 5 Latest Cricket Score, Updates
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4.6 overs (0 Run) This is on a length and around the pads, there is extra bounce and also some movement into the batsman. Warner looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
4.5 overs (1 Run) A single as Finch pushes this to the left of mid on.
Change of bats for Finch.
4.4 overs (0 Run) Extremely full and on off, Finch hits it to mid off. He is disappointed he did not put that away or he might just be angry with himself as he broke his bat.
4.3 overs (0 Run) Goes back to landing it on a length and around off, Finch stands tall and defends it out.
4.2 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Easy pickings! Once again this is too short, it sits up to be hit. Finch rocks back and hammers it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Woakes will be disappointed with the length he just bowled there but Finch will want more of those.
4.1 overs (0 Run) Back of a length and around off, Finch pushes it to covers.
3.6 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Goes short and it is easy for Warner. Not sure why Archer changed the length there. He bowls it halfway down the track. Warner spots it early and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. That is not the right length at the moment, especially with the ball doing as much as it is.
3.5 overs (0 Run) Once again a tight line to the batsman, this one comes back in. Warner looks to keep it out but is hit on the thigh pad.
3.4 overs (0 Run) Tucks the batsman up by bowling it on the body. Warner keeps it out.
3.3 overs (1 Run) Leading edge but safe! Luck with Australia at the moment and they would need it. They somehow would want to weather this storm without any damage! This is around off and once again this straightens. Finch looks to work it on the leg side which means he wanted to play it against the movement. He gets a leading edge down to third man for one.
3.2 overs (0 Run) BEATEN! Archer now getting the ball to do a bit! This is a back of a length ball around off, this pitches and holds its line. Finch plays inside the line and is beaten.
3.1 overs (0 Run) Slightly fuller and gets this one to come back in. Looking to hit the pads of Finch. He does not plant it way too across, looks to play it with a straight bat but it goes off the inner half to mid on.
2.6 overs (2 Runs) Goes fuller on the last ball, wanting Warner to drive. He does go for it but ends up slicing it over point for a couple. Another exciting over by Woakes, really fun to watch him bowl at the moment.
2.5 overs (0 Run) Once again, not sure what to do, leave it or play it! This is just outside off and it swings back in late. Warner looks to leave it right at the end but the ball hits the bat and goes on the bounce to the slip fielder. Warner was lucky there, that could have easily gone back onto the stumps or gone straight to the slip fielder.
2.4 overs (0 Run) This is an easier ball to tackle for Warner. Way too outside off, Warner lets it be.
2.3 overs (0 Run) This is brilliant stuff from Woakes! Once again he builds doubts in the batsman's mind. Lands it in the similar region to where he landed the last ball. Gets this one to move away. Warner looks to play at it late as he is not sure whether it will come in or not. In the end, it is just a tentative push away from the body and the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
2.2 overs (0 Run) Back of a length again on middle, this one comes back in. Warner defends it out.
2.1 overs (0 Run) Excellent stuff from Woakes! He bangs it on a length around off, this one takes off after pitching. Warner does well to move his hands out of the way and leave it.
1.6 overs (0 Run) Bangs it short and on off, Finch stands tall and keeps it out. A good comeback after the boundary.
1.5 overs (0 Run) On a length and around off, Finch lunges and keeps it out. Not a lot of movement for Archer yet.
1.4 overs (0 Run) Another one on a length and around off, this one comes back in sharply. Hits Finch high on the pads as he tries to flick.
1.3 overs (0 Run) Length and around off, Finch once again pushes it to mid on.
1.2 overs (0 Run) Good length and around off, Finch keeps it out.
1.1 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! A half volley and it has been put away! Very full to begin with outside off, Finch leans into it and strokes it through covers for a boundary.
Jofra Archer to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
0.6 over (0 Run) Brave, brave leave! This one lands just outside off and comes back in a little. Warner leaves it but the ball goes over the off pole. End of an excellent first over from Woakes. It did go for 7 but it was a testing one.
0.5 over (0 Run) BEATEN! Lands it just around off, this one moves away after pitching. Warner looks to defend but is beaten.
0.4 over (1 Run) This is shorter in length. The ball goes straight on and Finch pushes it to mid off for one.
0.3 over (2 Runs) Two leg byes! This is on the pads, Finch looks to flick but misses. It hits the pads and rolls towards square leg for two. Mixing it up here is Woakes. He got the first ball to come in, then got one to move away and this one once again comes back in.
0.2 over (4 Runs) FOUR! Just over! A fortunate boundary for Australia to get off the mark! Woakes bowls it slightly fuller and this one swings away. Finch goes hard at it, there is extra bounce though and the ball goes off the outside edge over the outstretched hand of Root at second slip and into the fence.
0.1 over (0 Run) That jagged back in! Woakes lands it on a length and around off, this one comes back in. Finch looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the leg side.
Done and dusted with the National Anthems! We are all set for the action to begin. The English players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by David Warner and Aaron Finch, the Australian openers. Chris Woakes has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...
Time for the National Anthems! The two teams make their way out to the middle. Australia will sing their first and then, England will sing theirs.
Australia Playing XI - David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon (IN for Zampa), Jason Behrendorff (IN for Coulter-Nile).
England Playing XI (UNCHANGED) - James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.
Australian skipper, Aaron Finch says he was not sure whether he wanted to bowl or bat first had he won the toss. Informs they have two changes in his side as Behrendorff and Nathan Lyon come into the side in place of Coulter-Nile and Zampa. On the slow approach at the start, Finch says if they go hard from the start they might find themselves being open up as was the case against Pakistan. Reckons that every game is important as the two points are very crucial and they cannot take any team lightly.
England skipper, Eoin Morgan says that the pitch is soft so it is not a no brainer that they are bowling first. Hopes the sun comes out later. Informs they are unchanged. Tells us Jofra Archer is fine he just had a stiffness but he is okay to go. Says they are looking to back their strength and perform to their best of abilities. On the recent 5-0 record he says it gives them confidence but they cannot just rest on it.
TOSS - We are down with the match referee and two captains all in readiness for the toss. England skipper, Eoin Morgan has the coin in hand. Up it goes. Australian skipper, Aaron Finch calls Heads but it lands as Tails. ENGLAND OPT TO BOWL.
PITCH REPORT - Mike Atherton and Michael Clarke are the pitch analyst for the day. Atherton says the pitch is next to the one which will be used for the Finals and two away from the one used between South Africa and Pakistan. Atherton says from the nursery end the boundaries are short in the square and longer on the side. He also adds the dimension is the same from the other end as well. Michael Clarke from the other end says it is overcast and we might see some movement. Tells there is grass covering on the surface but he also informs that it is dry underneath. He reckons the team winning the toss will bowl first as there might be little bit of swing and seam movement early on.