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England vs Australia - 1st ODI

Series: Australia tour of England, 2018
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Date: 13 June 2018

England 218/7 (44 Ovs) RR: 4.95 | England won by 3 wkts

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Neither team can quite certainly claim that they've had a great day. Australia more so than England. Nevertheless, both teams will draw plenty of positives and expect them to put in a bigger and better show with the bat come Saturday; the 16th of June. Do remember to tune in for that. Thanks for keeping us entertained with your witty, informative comments. Keep 'em coming. Until next time, this is Raju Peethala wishing goodbye on behalf of Vineet Anantharaman, Nikhil Jadhav and our scorer Shashikant Singh.

Moeen Ali, Man of the Match: Always great. The most important thing is that we won the game. You need to understand the mindset of the batters a little bit. To be consistent and try and mix the pace and the length is the key. It's always difficult when you bowl against some top class players, but you need to stick to your strengths. Obviously we won the game and that is the most important thing. One format to concentrate at the moment and happy with the way things are going.

Eoin Morgan, captain of England: Very pleased. The two spinners turned the game in our favour. They have done it many times in the past and it is no different today. He (Moeen Ali) always gives you an option. He is a bit like Ben Stokes, you throw him in any situation and he will come out trumps. The Scotland game kicked us into touch and helped us hone our skills. The big positive from today is that we were way off the mark with our batting but managed to win the game. Nice to bat with Joe today and get some momentum going. It's more important that we won. He's (Root) a genius and I see him and there's nothing unachievable with him in the side. We would have liked to press on a bit more with the ball but really happy with the way things have gone.

Tim Paine, captain of Australia: Certainly difficult. They bat very deep and I thought our bowlers bowled well. All the guys have played a bit of Big Bash and they've got good white ball skills. We couldn't time well against their spinners and I thought our pacers bowled well. Our top four didn't quite do the job for us. Maxi has been hitting the ball well in the nets and it is nice to see him translate that in this game. Our top 4-5 didn't get the job done and when you're defending such a total you won't win many games.

19:55 local: Not enough runs in the bank to cause any late jitters. After losing three wickets inside 8 overs, England's Test and ODI captain got together to engineer a game-sealing 115-run stand which eventually put paid to hopes of an Aussie comeback. Morgan, who had been copping a lot of flak of late, should be credited for the way he paced the chase and his innings. Never wasted a single opportunity to stamp his authority and to his delight, he found great ally in Joe Root who steadied the ship before causing a bit of a stumble towards the end. Willey, Moeen Ali and Plunkett did their bit to put the finishing touches. Stanlake, by far, has been the best Aussie bowler on show. The rest....um, not quite!!

43.6
6
Neser to Willey, SIX, stands still, clears his front leg and parcels Neser into the stands. Sealed! England win by 3 wickets and lead the 5-match series 1-0
43.5
2
Neser to Willey, 2 runs, drives to mid-off and takes on the fielder's arm. Stoinis hits direct at the bowler's end and to worsen matters he concedes an overthrow
43.4
0
Neser to Willey, no run, slight leading edge on the flick and it drops well short of the bowler
43.3
1
Neser to Plunkett, 1 run, sends an educated edge past the diving backward point and down to third man
43.2
1
Neser to Willey, 1 run, glances this off his pads and claims his highest score in ODI cricket. Not sure the crowd knows it, but they cheer for the single after a raft of dots
43.1
0
Neser to Willey, no run, 12th dot ball in a row! Willey jumps and tucks this length ball to short mid-wicket

Michael Neser [7.0-1-36-2] is back into the attack

42.6
0
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, no run, yorker shaping in towards middle, jammed back to KR
42.5
0
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, no run, make that three in a row, ladies and gents
42.4
0
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, no run, on a length around off, Plunkett is in no mood to play his shots, pushed back to the bowler
42.3
0
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, no run, shuffles a tad and plays the full ball back to the bowler
42.2
0
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, no run, gently driven to the man at mid-off, yes gently
42.1
0
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, no run, good length on middle and off, Plunkett's shadow-practicing his County block dance shots

Kane Richardson [8.0-0-49-1] is back into the attack

41.6
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, slower ball dips in front of middle, driven straight to mid-on
41.5
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, jumps inside the crease and glides the ball with an open bat face straight to backward point
41.4
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, this one keeps slightly low outside off, Willey makes some last minute adjustments to manoeuvre the ball into the leg-side. Had to yank his bottom hand off the blade
41.3
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, cross-seamer arrowing in towards off, a controlled straight drive to mid-off
41.2
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, the knuckle ball dished wide of off, Willey's early into the pull/slog and is done for lack of pace
41.1
1
Andrew Tye to Plunkett, 1 run, drills the drive through cover for a single
40.6
4
Neser to Willey, FOUR, beats Tye's dive at deep point and brings the margin into single digits. Width on offer, Willey pounced on it with an uppish punch and got it wide of the man sweeping the third man region
40.5
1
Neser to Plunkett, 1 run, firmly posts the ball in the gap wide of cover and is off the mark with a single
40.4
1
Neser to Willey, 1 run, finally, gets the ball wide of mid-off and takes the single
40.3
0
Neser to Willey, no run, classic forward block this time. They don't seem to be in a hurry, are they?
40.2
0
Neser to Willey, no run, stays back in his crease and punch-drives the length ball down the pitch
40.1
0
Neser to Willey, no run, fuller and wider of off, forward and driven to mid-off
39.6
0
Andrew Tye to Plunkett, no run, a miscued cross bat hack into the leg-side and that's a maiden from Andrew Tye
39.5
0
Andrew Tye to Plunkett, no run, no room, Plunkett pokes into the off-side
39.4
0
Andrew Tye to Plunkett, no run, full on off, driven to mid-off
39.3
0
Andrew Tye to Plunkett, no run, that's so close to the edge! Bowls it slightly short and gets the ball to drift away late from off-stump, Plunkett hops and fails to get bat on the punch. There seemed to be some sound as the ball passed the bat, but don't think there's any wood involved
39.2
0
Andrew Tye to Plunkett, no run, there's the slower ball, draws Plunkett forward and defeats the outside edge on the push. Plenty of oohs and aahs
39.1
0
Andrew Tye to Plunkett, no run, 85mph, very full and tailing in, Plunkett squeezes the drive to cover-point
38.6
4
Neser to Willey, FOUR, jumps up off his feet and pummels this short ball with a flat-bat whack over mid-off. No need to run for those...
38.5
0
Neser to Willey, no run, good length just outside off, tapped into the off-side

Liam Plunkett, right handed bat, comes to the crease

38.4
0
Neser to Moeen Ali, out Caught by (sub)D Arcy Short!! Moeen Ali is vulnerable against the short ball and that theory has been proved right for the umpteenth time in his career. He will be disappointed for he had a great opportunity to finish the game and claim the Man of the Match award, but but....you never know! Takes on the short ball, pulls and picks out the lone man sweeping the mid-wicket boundary. Short, the sub, clasps it safely. Moeen Ali c (sub)D Arcy Short b Neser 17(17) [4s-3]

Neser to Moeen Ali, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

38.3
0
Neser to Moeen Ali, no run, fuller outside off, driven into the off-side
38.2
4
Neser to Moeen Ali, FOUR, half-volley, Moeen Ali says thank you and clobbers him straight down the ground. Easy peasy
38.1
0
Neser to Moeen Ali, no run, juicy length ball on middle and leg, Moeen Ali taps it down the pitch
37.6
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, is happy to block the final delivery and hand the strike over to Moeen Ali, the more experienced batsman
37.5
4
Andrew Tye to Willey, FOUR, Willey picked the bones out of this back-of-the-hand slower delivery, jumped back and murdered the pull over mid-wicket. No-one in the deep
37.4
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, the slower ball, slanting in towards off from a length, played back to the bowler
37.3
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, angled in full from round the wicket, flicked straight to short mid-wicket
37.2
1
Andrew Tye to Moeen Ali, 1 run, stays deep inside the crease and late-dabs the ball fine of third man
37.1
1
Andrew Tye to Willey, 1 run, tries to take on the short ball outside off and in the process of fetching it, he underdges the pull to square leg

Andrew Tye [7.0-0-35-2] is back into the attack

36.6
1
Neser to Willey, 1 run, looks to plonk at a wide ball and sends a fine edge down to third man
36.5
0
Neser to Willey, no run, lbw appeal but that pitched miles outside leg. Willey misses the flick and is clonked just below the knee roll, plenty of (Aussie) vocal chords in action, but to no avail
36.4
0
Neser to Willey, no run, waits for the ball to arrive and punches it back to the bowler
36.3
0
Neser to Willey, no run, shuffles across and locks his wrists in a meek defence
36.2
4
Neser to Willey, FOUR, walks down the pitch and throws his hands at a wide hit-me delivery, gets it past the left hand of a diving backward point. Take four!
36.1
0
Neser to Willey, no run, fullish and zeroning in on off, pushes to mid-off

Michael Neser [4.0-1-17-1] is back into the attack

Just 33 needed

35.6
4
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, FOUR, pulled away in emphatic fashion by Moeen Ali! Spots the length early, rocks back and slams the shot in the gap through mid-wicket
35.5
2
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, 2 runs, offers plenty of room outside off, crisply driven through the covers for a couple of runs

Kane Richardson loses the cherry before finishing his delivery stride. Mo Ali sees the funny side of it

35.4
0
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, no run, tapped into the off-side
35.3
4
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, FOUR, unfurls a bumper on leg-stump and gets Moeen Ali top-edging the pull over the keeper. A bait that, but Mo Ali came first on that occasion
35.2
0
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, no run, leans across and taps this good length delivery into the covers
35.1
0
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, no run, full outside off, driven to mid-off

Time for drinks! Unless England invite a miraculous collapse, this should be a stroll. Remember Stanlake has been bowled out and there's plenty of time left in the game. Plunkett and Adil Rashid can handle the bat alright

34.6
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, sees off the final delivery with a gentle push off the front foot
34.5
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, oooft! Nearly, very nearly. Seeks to turn the ball into the leg-side, but this knuckle ball stops at the batsman and catches the leading edge before falling short of cover
34.4
4
Andrew Tye to Willey, FOUR, cross-seam, short and wide, Willey transfers his weight onto the back foot and scythes it through the point region. Must be a relived man now
34.3
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, looks to squeeze a single into the leg-side, but doesn't get the pace he wants, defends modestly
34.2
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, cramps him up for room, Willey pushes it back down the pitch
34.1
1
Andrew Tye to Moeen Ali, 1 run, short ball fizzes into the helmet, Moeen Ali rocks back and rolls his wrists on the pull to deep square
33.6
0
Kane Richardson to Willey, no run, strides towards the line of the ball and blocks firmly into the off-side
33.5
1
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, 1 run, that's a help-me delivery down leg, Moeen Ali swivels and drags the pull to fine leg
33.4
0
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, no run, pitches in line with leg stumps and deviates slightly towards off, Moeen Ali manages an inside edge onto pad on the attempted flick
33.3
0
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, no run, this good length delivery cuts back in off the seam, nudged to mid-wicket
33.2
0
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, no run, fullish outside off, a tame push into the off-side
33.1
0
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, no run, dishes a wide one outside off, Moeen Ali cuts in front of cover and then a bit of yes-no follows. All ends well

Kane Richardson [6.0-0-38-1] is back into the attack

32.6
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, bowls a mandatory tempter outside off, Willey stays unmoved
32.5
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, alters the pace, the knuckle ball, lures Willey into a drive and gets the miscue rolling to mid-off. Willey did well to arrest his bat swing at the last moment, else it would have carried straight to the fielder
32.4
2
Andrew Tye to Willey, 2 runs, gets fuller and straighter, Willey manages a tiny inside edge on the flashy flick thrugh mid-wicket. Doesn't matter how they come, England will take that with both hands
32.3
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, drifts this into the pads, Willey ticks it straight to the man at short mid-wicket
32.2
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, zoning in on the stumps, Willey shuffles forward and across before pushing it back to the bowler
32.1
0
Andrew Tye to Willey, no run, short of length wide of off-stump, punched to cover
31.6
1
Stanlake to Willey, 1 run, digs it in and gets the ball to climb into Willey, he jumps high and drops the ball around the square leg area

A forward short leg for Willey

David Willey, left handed bat, comes to the crease

31.5
0
Stanlake to Root, out Caught by Paine!! Is there a twist in the tale? Another poor shot from a batsman of the highest quality. It was short and very wide of off-stump, Root didn't need to go after it, but the pressure of four successive dots got to him you'd think. Gently pokes with an open bat face and guides the smoothest of edges to the keeper. Just a slight nibble off the pitch and that is where Root struggles in Test cricket reckons Sanga on air. Root c Paine b Stanlake 50(71) [4s-4]

Stanlake to Root, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

31.4
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, jumps back and deals this back of a length delivery with a flat bat
31.3
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, fiery yorker this time, Root's happy to squeeze it under his eyes

Stanlake crashes the base of leg peg with a low full toss, but that won't count as Root wasn't in position to face up. Pulls out at the last minute

31.2
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, back of a length wide of off, tapped into the off-side
31.1
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, short and wide, Root rises tall and chops into the off-side

Moeen Ali, left handed bat, comes to the crease

30.6
0
Andrew Tye to Buttler, out Caught by Kane Richardson!! As soon as the ball went up in the air, Buttler turned his back and started moseying back to the dressing room. He would be the first one to admit that he's played a poor shot there. Much credit to Andrew Tye too; bowled his favourite delivery - the knuckle ball - and sucked Buttler into a lofty drive. Played the shot early and picked out mid-on. Moral victory for Andrew Tye and Australia. Buttler c Kane Richardson b Andrew Tye 9(11) [4s-2]

Andrew Tye to Buttler, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

30.5
0
Andrew Tye to Buttler, no run, full again, Buttler's drive finds mid-off
30.4
4
Andrew Tye to Buttler, FOUR, and this....is drivable in Buttler's books. Not that full, but Buttler lets his magical hands through a gorgeous drive and places it in the gap wide of cover
30.3
0
Andrew Tye to Buttler, no run, gets back and punches this widish delivery to cover
30.2
0
Andrew Tye to Buttler, no run, not a drivable ball by an stretch, but Buttler decides to go for it and ekes a huge inside edge onto his pad. A mild appeal that fizzes out instantly
30.1
0
Andrew Tye to Buttler, no run, length delivery homing in on off, tapped into the off-side with soft hands
29.6
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, on a length around off, punched into the off side
29.5
1
Stanlake to Buttler, 1 run, in the air... and that's been dropped! Paine almost pulled off a fantastic catch. This was a short delivery and Buttler opted for the pull. The top-edge flew high, very high. Paine sprinted to his left, got his gloves to it but as he hits the ground he spills it out.
29.4
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, short of a length around off, Buttler dead bats it
29.3
4
Stanlake to Buttler, FOUR, the in-form batsman joins the party. Had an incredible T20 League, a superb Test series against Pakistan and gets off the mark in style now. Was a full length delivery around off, Buttler stood tall and nonchalantly chipped it over mid-off
29.2
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, back of a length around off, Buttler blocks it down
29.1
1
Stanlake to Root, 1 run, well played Joey! Fifty for England's most consistent batsman. The format doesn't matter, he'll get runs for you. This was a shortish delivery outside off and Root was quick to arch back and glide it away to third man
28.6
0
Andrew Tye to Buttler, no run, short of a length on middle and leg, tucked to short mid-wicket

Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease

28.5
0
Andrew Tye to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Paine!! Edged and taken! Is there a twist in the tale? This was a short one outside off, that nipped back in a tad as a result of which Morgan got an under-edge on his cut. The skipper falls for 69 and Australia sense a comeback. Another wicket here and the match could get interesting. Eoin Morgan c Paine b Andrew Tye 69(74) [4s-11]

Andrew Tye to Eoin Morgan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

28.4
1
Andrew Tye to Root, 1 run, on a length on middle and leg, flicked to mid-wicket for a single
28.4
1
Andrew Tye to Root, wide, puts in a lot of efforts and gets a lot of carry as the ball shoots over the batsman's head. Good take by Paine, else this could have been 5 wides
28.3
0
Andrew Tye to Root, no run, pitched up and outside off, Root is on his front foot to play an off-drive to mid-off
28.2
2
Andrew Tye to Root, 2 runs, pushes that with soft hands past the fielder at short cover and gathers two as the ball crawls away to the deep
28.1
0
Andrew Tye to Root, no run, on a length around middle and leg, Root defends it from within the crease

Andrew Tye [3.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

27.6
1
Stanlake to Root, 1 run, tucks that off his hips for a single at fine leg
27.5
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, plays a classic off-drive but finds the fielder at mid-off who stops it with a dive
27.4
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, in the corridor outside off, a tad low too. Root is equally quick to get his bat down and keep it out
27.3
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, banged short outside off, Root flays it away to point
27.2
4
Stanlake to Root, FOUR, that's a class shot! This was short one outside off, Root arches back and cuts it over point. Third man was too fine to cut this down
27.1
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, back of a length around off, Root defends this off his back foot

Billy Stanlake [7.0-1-32-1] is back into the attack

26.6
1
Kane Richardson to Root, 1 run, reaches for a short and wide delivery with a back foot slap. Easy single at deep point
26.5
1
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, works that away to fine leg for a single
26.4
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, shortish delivery bowled at 82.6 mph around off, Morgan goes for a pull and gets it off the cue end to short mid
26.3
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, short and quick at the hips as Morgan as to get into an awkward position to tuck it away
26.2
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, this one has been knocked back to the bowler again, was a short delivery around middle and leg
26.1
1
Kane Richardson to Root, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Root angles this one past the fielder at point
25.6
1
Agar to Root, 1 run, short one around leg, Root is on his back foot as he punches this down to long-on
25.5
1
Agar to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, loopy delivery on middle and leg, driven along the carpet to long-on
25.4
0
Agar to Eoin Morgan, no run, short on middle and leg, nudged back to the bowler
25.3
1
Agar to Root, 1 run, drills the floated delivery down to long-off
25.2
2
Agar to Root, 2 runs, 100-run stand up between Root and Morgan, for the 7th time in ODI cricket. This was short on leg as Root helped it on its way to fine leg
25.1
1
Agar to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, floated on middle and leg, Morgan flicks it away to deep mid-wicket
24.6
0
Kane Richardson to Root, no run, on a length in that corridor outside off, Root defends it down
24.5
1
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, tucks that off his hips to fine leg, a single taken this time around
24.4
2
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, a desperate dive and Morgan has made it in. This was played with soft hands by Morgan to fine leg. And he had to dive in at the striker's end in order to get back in time
24.3
4
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, nothing working right for Richardson. He's trying all that he can, but the ball is somehow finding the fence. This was short on leg and as Morgan went for the pull he got a top edge. Second boundary of the over and it's the fine leg fence this time around
24.2
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, short of a length angled outside off, Morgan mistimes his punch into the off-side
24.1
4
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, the skipper is dealing only in boundaries at the moment. This was short and wide outside off, Morgan was quick to pick the line and length. Reaches for it and slaps it well past the man at sweeper cover. Stop that if you can!
23.6
1
Agar to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, goes back in order to whisk the short ball away to deep mid-wicket
23.5
0
Agar to Eoin Morgan, no run, flat and quick around off, Morgan punches it into the off side
23.4
1
Agar to Root, 1 run, plays the floater in front of point and calls for a quick run. Morgan obliges and gets to the striker's end in a jiffy
23.3
0
Agar to Root, no run, short and outside off as Root chops his cut to short third man
23.2
1
Agar to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, eases the floated delivery in front of point
23.1
4
Agar to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, 36th ODI fifty for Morgan! This was short and wide outside off, Morgan rocks back and cuts it through point to reach his fifty in style

Ashton Agar [3.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

22.6
1
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, short one around leg and Morgan pulls it away to fine leg
22.5
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, on a length around off, Morgan knocks it away into the off side
22.4
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, short of a length around off, Morgan dead bats it
22.3
4
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, in the air but safe. A low full toss outside off, Morgan is early in his drive and chips it just past the man at mid-off. No fielder in the deep and the skipper gathers four runs
22.2
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, back of a length around off, Morgan stands tall and defends it down
22.1
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, appeal for caught behind turned down! Australia get away with the wide, oh! Was it for that? Very clever. Was a short one around leg and Morgan got beaten on his pull. The ball was down the leg and a tad high too. Had Australia not appealed, there were chances of this being called a wide

Kane Richardson [3.0-0-19-1] is back into the attack

21.6
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, hops back in the crease and cuts it to the man at point
21.5
1
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, full and wide outside off, Morgan plays a square drive and gathers a single at deep point
21.4
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, no run, back of a length outside off and Morgan offers a firm back foot punch to cover
21.3
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, no run, 'no' is the call from Morgan as he taps the length ball in front of point
21.2
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, no run, on a length around off, Morgan defends it off his back foot
21.1
1
Stanlake to Root, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Root plays the late cut and gets a single as the ball rolls down to third man
20.6
0
Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, no run, blocks the last delivery off the over off his front foot
20.5
0
Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, no run, flatter delivery around off, Morgan plays it off his back foot
20.4
4
Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, that's a fine sweep shot. Morgan gets down on his knee just as the bowler is in his delivery stride and goes ahead with his sweep. Connects it to perfection and finds the square leg fence
20.3
0
Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, no run, quicker around off, Morgan looks to punch it off his back foot, fails to get it off the meat though
20.2
1
Maxwell to Root, 1 run, on the pads and Root works it away to square leg for a run
20.1
0
Maxwell to Root, no run, flat around off, Root pushes it back to the bowler
19.6
2
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, slight fumble by Head near the fence but he's alright. Morgan had flicked it away to deep square leg where Head was the man who kept it inside play with a flick near the fence
19.5
2
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, full and angled away from the batsman, Morgan had to reach for it as he slapped it wide off cover and got two in the end
19.4
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, no run, banged in short on leg, Morgan ducks underneath
19.3
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, Morgan knocks it back to the bowler
19.2
1
Stanlake to Root, 1 run, straight one around middle and leg, Root flicks it away to fine leg and ambles across to the other end
19.1
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, so close to that outside edge. On a length outside off, Root pokes at it and gets beaten all ends up. Could have easily nicked that

Billy Stanlake [5.0-1-25-1] is back into the attack

18.6
1
Maxwell to Root, 1 run, 100 comes up for England and the crowd is up and cheering for the hosts. It was the full and tossed up delivery that was flicked away by Root to deep mid-wicket
18.5
1
Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, another comfortable single to cover as Morgan punched it off his back foot
18.4
1
Maxwell to Root, 1 run, goes back in his crease to wrist the short delivery away to deep mid-wicket
18.3
1
Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, tad short outside off, Morgan is quick to rock back and punch it away to sweeper cover
18.2
0
Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, no run, tossed up outside off, Morgan has pushed it to the man at mid-off
18.1
0
Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, no run, floated outside off, Morgan stays in his crease and shoulders arms

Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Drinks! The skipper alongside Root has done well to rebuild the innings for England. At one point the hosts were in trouble with their top three batters back in the pavilion but this partnership has brought them back in the game, in fact England are the favorites to win from hereon.

17.6
4
Agar to Root, FOUR, cheeky by the batsman there. Root had premeditated and he does well to bring out the reverse paddle. Gets it off the middle of his willow to find the third man fence. Played that really fine and the fielder chasing had no chance to cut it down
17.5
0
Agar to Root, no run, tossed up around the off-stump channel as Root leans into an off-drive
17.4
1
Agar to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, quick trigger movement by Morgan as he chops that off his back foot to point
17.3
1
Agar to Root, 1 run, takes a forward stride to drive this through cover
17.2
0
Agar to Root, no run, this was quick and flat outside off, Root was on his back foot as he punched it to short cover
17.1
0
Agar to Root, no run, flatter around off, Root rocks back and punches it away
16.6
4
Andrew Tye to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, a boundary by Morgan brings up the fifty run stand for the fourth wicket. Picks the length early on the short one, transfers his weight on to the back foot to swivel-pull it through square leg. Timing and placement, spot on!
16.5
1
Andrew Tye to Root, 1 run, waits for it and steers the length delivery to third man
16.4
1
Andrew Tye to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, a sharp throw by Marsh at the bowler's end but Morgan was quick there. Drags his bat and gets inside the crease well in time. It was pushed to wide mid-off by the southpaw from where the throw came in

Appeal for a run out taken upstairs. Morgan is well inside though... NOT OUT displays the giant screen

16.3
0
Andrew Tye to Eoin Morgan, no run, decides to block the length ball, as it rolls back to the bowler
16.2
4
Andrew Tye to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, easy pickings for Morgan. A short one at the hips, Morgan doesn't miss out on the chance and glances it down to the fine leg fence
16.1
1
Andrew Tye to Root, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Root rocks back and offers a firm punch to gather a single at sweeper
15.6
1
Agar to Root, 1 run, pushes that towards covers for a single. Five singles of that over
15.5
1
Agar to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, too close to cut around the off-stump channel, Morgan goes ahead with the shot and gets an inside edge to short third man
15.4
0
Agar to Eoin Morgan, no run, short and flat on middle and leg, Morgan knocks it back to the bowler
15.3
1
Agar to Root, 1 run, eases this one down to long-on again
15.2
1
Agar to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, flatter in trajectory around off, Morgan drives it along the ground to long-off
15.1
1
Agar to Root, 1 run, floated outside off, Root drives it towards cover
14.6
1
Andrew Tye to Root, 1 run, reaches out, fishing at the width to run it down to third man
14.6
1
Andrew Tye to Root, wide, another slower one down leg. Root tries his best to get something on it, given there's nobody behind square on the on-side. Balloons just over
14.5
0
Andrew Tye to Root, no run, slower, outside off. Carved away to point
14.4
2
Andrew Tye to Root, 2 runs, judges a soft handed drive through the covers, taking the man out there, successfully
14.3
0
Andrew Tye to Root, no run, bounces it in short. Root ducks to make a wide out of it .. nope, the umpire isn't as forgiving
14.2
1
Andrew Tye to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, hard slice up, and backward point does really well to get low and make a chance out of it
14.1
1
Andrew Tye to Root, 1 run, hopping, riding the bounce for an arched punch square
13.6
4
Agar to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, back to his reverse. Oh it was only a matter of time for Morgan to get back to it .. and nails a full one down leg to drill it away through a vacant point
13.5
0
Agar to Eoin Morgan, no run, tossed up fuller, Morgan continues knocking out on-drives. Straight to mid-on this time, without rebounds
13.4
0
Agar to Eoin Morgan, no run, tries an on-sided drive now, but Agar's good enough to stick his palm out in taking the momentum off it
13.3
0
Agar to Eoin Morgan, no run, back, making room to punch it back
13.2
0
Agar to Eoin Morgan, no run, 52mph, good length on off. Forward block
13.1
0
Agar to Eoin Morgan, no run, low full toss. Morgan surprises him with the reverse sweep, but picks out short third man

Ashton Agar, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

12.6
1
Andrew Tye to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, slower cutter, a waited nurdle away through square leg
12.5
0
Andrew Tye to Eoin Morgan, no run, keeps it tight on off. Morgan lines in to defend, tall in the crease
12.4
1
Andrew Tye to Root, 1 run, tries sneaking in a quick one. And takes Maxwell on of all people - who strangely fumbles after Root knocks one in front of him at backward point
12.3
1
Andrew Tye to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, too full, threaded away, off the front foot
12.2
0
Andrew Tye to Eoin Morgan, no run, on his back foot, getting tall in putting it out to cover
12.1
0
Andrew Tye to Eoin Morgan, no run, forward, defended back to the bowler

Andrew Tye, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

11.6
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, ooh. Nearly chopping it on. Root goes up hopping, splices it down onto his elbow and very nearly ricocheting it onto his stumps
11.5
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, 88.8mph of a yorker. Root's down in time, digging it out
11.4
1
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, shortens, outside off as Morgan bunts it unclean-ly into the covers
11.3
4
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, too full. And from over the wicket the line in this case is also too straight, quick wrists from Morgan, flicking it away round the corner
11.2
1
Stanlake to Root, 1 run, leans behind, steering the width off the bat sticker down to third man
11.1
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, 89.4mph, a hint of in-seam. But quite wide to trouble a leaving Root
10.6
1
Kane Richardson to Root, 1 run, good solid punch, opening it up to take it square
10.5
1
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, a skiddy swat, with a turning Morgan fending it behind square
10.4
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, wider, hoping to get him chasing with the angle getting bigger. Nope, again
10.3
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, angling across, temping Morgan to poke at the possible angle. Nope
10.2
1
Kane Richardson to Root, 1 run, cover again, but they've plugged it at deep extra
10.1
4
Kane Richardson to Root, FOUR, oh the delight of cover drives. Quite a rarity from Root as he leans onto his front foot, gets to the pitch and holds his pose on creaming it .. never mind the two men around

Kane Richardson [2.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

9.6
4
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, the double bluff goes wrong. With the field for another bouncer, Stanlake grants a freebie - wide - and pretty obviously finds it cracked away through the point infield

A leg gully comes in.

9.5
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, no run, 89mph, pitches it up on middle. A watchful whip follows, mid-on
9.4
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, no run, bouncer again. Morgan's sitting
9.3
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, no run, bumped in short. Morgan ensures he gets beside the line, body arched back to jab it towards cover
9.2
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, no run, forward, bat-pad stuck to showcase his defence
9.1
1
Stanlake to Root, 1 run, on the hop, riding it to guide it behind point

Billy Stanlake [3.0-1-14-1] is back into the attack

8.6
0
Neser to Eoin Morgan, no run, keeps it in the channel just outside off. Tappy defence
8.5
1
Neser to Root, 1 run, oh he's missed out. Everything wrong on this ball, straying into the pads, off a half volley and Root's near perfect whip goes straight to short fine leg
8.4
0
Neser to Root, no run, 80.4mph, floated around the fourth stump. A careful dab this towards gully
8.3
0
Neser to Root, no run, straying into the legs, but keeps up with his full lengths. Clipped this time, to mid-wicket
8.2
0
Neser to Root, no run, rocks forward, checking his drive to cover
8.1
0
Neser to Root, no run, gets down off a high backlift in squeezing out a defence
7.6
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, pitched up on off. Shows the full face
7.5
4
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, drags the length back. Morgan takes it on, not quite getting his pull off the middle, but effective enough to fly away wide of long leg
7.4
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, 83mph, fuller, Morgan needs a few defences. This one is down the pitch
7.3
0
Kane Richardson to Eoin Morgan, no run, starts off with a straight bat shown up in defence

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

7.2
0
Kane Richardson to Bairstow, out Caught by Head!! Sanga, your record stays. But poor Bairstow couldn't have timed a pull better, and it is that night for him when the edges run away to the boundary and perfectly timed shots straight to fielders. It's a filthy drag down, but Bairstow swivels on the pull, flat-batting it perfectly to go down backward square leg's throat - the only man in the deep on the leg-side. And this contest is just not taking sides. Bairstow c Head b Kane Richardson 28(23) [4s-6]

Kane Richardson to Bairstow, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

7.1
0
Kane Richardson to Bairstow, no run, good length around off. A quiet defence it is
6.6
4
Neser to Root, FOUR, wow. Root and his straight drives - not the usual followthrough, but effective enough to wrist a straight on-drive. No nothing mid-on could have done

One of the slips goes out to extra cover

6.5
1
Neser to Bairstow, 1 run, cutting back in onto the tummy, nudged away in front of square
6.4
0
Neser to Bairstow, no run, 82.4mph, full again, just not the pace Bairstow would've liked on it. Ends up checking it to mid-off
6.3
0
Neser to Bairstow, no run, full, Bairstow yorks himself with his stroll down. To mid-on
6.2
1
Neser to Root, 1 run, delicate wrists, turning it down to long-on
6.1
0
Neser to Root, no run, fuller length, Root walks into the line to get the pace to defend

Michael Neser [2.0-1-10-1] is back into the attack

5.6
4
Kane Richardson to Bairstow, FOUR, gets his gap. Pretty friendly back of a length stuff and Bairstow gets the room to chase it with a hack through the covers
5.5
0
Kane Richardson to Bairstow, no run, another powerful cross-batted drive. And cover again
5.4
0
Kane Richardson to Bairstow, no run, length, fifth-stumpish. Angle-batted drive to cover
5.3
0
Kane Richardson to Bairstow, no run, covers the line, closing his bat face to punch it into the on-side
5.2
0
Kane Richardson to Bairstow, no run, flirting with the tramline outside off. Bairstow tries his best to reach out to stab. Nah, can't
5.1
4
Kane Richardson to Bairstow, FOUR, oh you can't afford warm ups when you have only 214 in the bank. But this one is wayward, short-wide and Bairstow cuts, hard, square

Kane Richardson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

4.6
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, 87.6mph, pitched up on the stumps. And driven back for Stanlake to clean up
4.5
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, 87.6mph, opens up his drive, towards cover
4.4
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, length, middle-lined. Behind it in tapping it down the pitch
4.3
1
Stanlake to Bairstow, 1 run, sharp in-nip, skidding through low to hurry Bairstow in taking the inside half of his bat on the punch. Square leg
4.2
0
Stanlake to Bairstow, no run, solid crunchy cover drive. Everything correct, but again, can't breach cover
4.1
0
Stanlake to Bairstow, no run, 86.7mph, back of a length. Bairstow gets in an arch to punch it out to cover
3.6
0
Neser to Root, no run, on a length on off. A straight batted punch. He has a maiden too
3.5
0
Neser to Root, no run, 83mph, across, covers the line on this fuller one to block
3.4
0
Neser to Root, no run, the fizz away. Neser lines him up with one angling in on off, only to zip away at the very last moment after Root commits to a defence

Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease

3.3
0
Neser to Hales, out Lbw!! First international wicket. And Neser would gladly take the reputation Hales brings with it. It surely isn't his best ball - pretty much of a half volley straightening in on middle and leg. But Hales tries flicking, ends up doing it all around it, misses and is pinned in front of leg. Given how full the length was, there's nothing much the ball could've swung after. And Hales knows, he isn't reviewing. Hales lbw b Neser 5(10) [4s-1]

Neser to Hales, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

3.2
0
Neser to Hales, no run, 83.3mph, an angle-batted slap, straight to point
3.1
0
Neser to Hales, no run, on his toes, riding the bounce for a high elbowed punch to cover
2.6
0
Stanlake to Bairstow, no run, quite full, clipped away to mid-on
2.5
4
Stanlake to Bairstow, FOUR, ah he's toying around with the angles. Populate the cover region as much as you will, Bairstow in his touch will continue finding these gaps. Stanlake corrects with a full pitch up, only to find it drilled, despite it being airy
2.4
4
Stanlake to Bairstow, FOUR, goes squarer. Just a touch shorter, and Bairstow realizes there's cover to cut off the drive .. so he transfers his weight behind, lets the ball get parallel and cracks it square
2.3
1
Stanlake to Hales, 1 run, creams the cover drive, using all of Stanlake's pace to good effect. But for Agar's diving interception at cover
2.2
4
Stanlake to Hales, FOUR, sitting up to be smacked. Hales obliges, and how. It's just not short enough for Hales to be troubled as he hacks back, and then pulls it uppishly over mid-wicket
2.1
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, on the shorter side but skids along onto Hales' defence from deep in the crease
1.6
0
Neser to Bairstow, no run, 81mph, closing in on off. Bairstow crunches it straight back, a touch too well to end up finding Neser's left palm
1.5
4
Neser to Bairstow, FOUR, wafts, through where a third slip would've been. Tries going through the line on his cover drive, but gets enough of a fat nick flying through
1.4
0
Neser to Bairstow, no run, behind the line, straight-batting a block
1.3
4
Neser to Bairstow, FOUR, width. A scrambled seamer outside off and Bairstow holds his position, not quite laying into it with his stance, but the hands aren't as forgiving. Carves it through cover-point
1.2
0
Neser to Bairstow, no run, corrects the line to get it it a tad outside off, punchy defence
1.1
2
Neser to Bairstow, 2 runs, this is a relief. Gentle pace after the 90+mph stuff Bairstow's been watching from the other end. Tucks an in-cutter on the legs through square leg

Michael Neser, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, opens up his back foot punch, checking it to cover. Top start, maiden
0.5
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, 91.3mph, full on off as Hales gets low in time to squeeze it out
0.4
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, 89mph, much straighter, but with decent carry again off the turf, tucked away
0.3
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, kicks up off a length, lovely carry through to the keeper as Hales lines up to leave one in the channel

Alex Hales, right handed bat, comes to the crease

0.2
0
Stanlake to Roy, out Bowled!! Cleaned. In the quest to defend 214, Stanlake has brought out the perfect script - targets Roy's weak spot, that spot just outside off with the wobbly ball seaming back in off the track. He tries getting his knee forward in counter. Nah, nothing doing .. off the inside edge to rattle the timber. It's not fair to have a ripper such as this off the second ball you face. Roy b Stanlake 0(2)

Stanlake to Roy, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

0.1
0
Stanlake to Roy, no run, hits the hard back of a length on off. Roy despite putting all his height to use in standing up tall can't avoid the punch hitting his splice

Roy and Bairstow are at the crease. Roy is on strike. Stanlake will open the attack