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England vs Australia - 4th ODI

Series: Australia tour of England, 2018
Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Date: 21 June 2018

England 314/4 (44.4 Ovs) RR: 7.03 | England won by 6 wkts

commentary

Australia need to remember that their present situation is not their final destination. The best is yet to come. Even if that comes in the final ODI on Sunday, then so be it. Better late than never! Meanwhile for England, their life is very sweet as of now. All they need to do is be in the moment and enjoy their success. On that note, this is Nikhil signing off on behalf of Raju, Abhinand and Sulthan. Good night and take care!

Jason Roy, Man of the Match: It's been good fun, ya. I am feeling like I have got myself into a training routine. Feeling good that I am doing the job for the team. Just trying to control and pace my innings. Unfortunately couldn't carry on after the century. Was concentrating on taking the catch (Marsh's dismissal) and tuck it to someone, was lucky that I threw it to the big fellow (Overton).

Eoin Morgan, England captain: I thought we played pretty solid cricket today. Having lost the toss and Australia winning the toss, our objective was to restrict them to total that could be later chased on. I think it depends on conditions. The wicket was really good. At the halfway stage it was a total well within our grasp. He's (Overton) a young fellow, he came in and grabbed the opportunity. He might get an opportunity in the next game too as we go to Manchester. It's a ground we have enjoyed, hopefully it goes well there.

Tim Paine, Australia captain: I thought we were 30-40 short. We got ourselves in a good position, but failed to capitalize in the last 10 overs. We dropped the catch and lost the momentum. Jason and Jonny are really in good touch. I am trying to enjoy but you gotta catch those. We came here as an inexperienced side, but that can't be an excuse. This is a good chance for the young players and a good experience for them.

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Highest targets chased down by Eng vs Australia:
311 Chester-Le-Street, 2018
305 MCG, 2018
300 Leeds, 2015
271 Brisbane, 2018
270 Lord's, 1997

Eighth win for England against Australia in nine head-to-head encounters in 2018 - the joint most England have beaten an opponent in a calendar year alongside eight against Pak in 1987 (in 11 games)

Highest targets chased down by Eng:
350 v NZ, Trent Bridge, 2015
311 v Aus, Chester-Le-Street, 2018 *
306 v Ban, Oval, 2017
306 v SL, Oval, 2016

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Another comprehensive victory for England, their 4th straight win in a row. In the previous match they notched up the highest ever score in the history of ODIs and today they have chased down their second highest total in this format. They've been on a roll, creating records for fun. Australia did manage to post a competitive score with Finch and Marsh scoring centuries but Willey stole the show in death overs by bagging four crucial wickets. Then it was the Roy-Bairstow show once again, that proved to be the knockout punch. Roy brought up his sixth ODI ton with his flamboyant stroke play while Bairstow missed out on his century by 20-odd runs. They had done enough damage as the likes of Hales and Buttler finished things off convincingly to give England a 6-wicket win. Buttler's 29-ball 54* was an icing on the cake. Hang on for the presentations...

44.4
4
Neser to Buttler, FOUR, that's the winning shot! Buttler finishes it off in style. Right into the slot on middle, Buttler moves away and smacks it over extra cover. No fielder in the deep as England register another emphatic win. That has been the story of the series.
44.3
2
Neser to Buttler, 2 runs, caught at long-on but it's a free-hit. Won't make a difference. Buttler gets to his fifty too. A full length delivery around off, Buttler looks to go big but can only manage to get caught at long-on. Comes back for the second and celebrates his fifty
44.3
7
Neser to Buttler, no ball, SIX, free-hit coming up. That's a high-full toss and Buttler makes sure to pump it over the mid-wicket fence with an excellent pull. Bonus runs, bonus ball.
44.2
0
Neser to Buttler, no run, tapped into the off-side
44.1
4
Neser to Buttler, FOUR, can't bowl such freebies, especially to Buttler. He's on top of his game. Was the full toss on off, Buttler waited for it and creamed it through covers, a lot of bottom hand on that blow by Buttler
44.1
1
Neser to Buttler, wide, slower delivery, but down the leg side. Nothing working right for the Aussies. This was down the leg side as Buttler failed to connect his flick
43.6
0
Lyon to Hales, no run, Hales gets forward and dead bats the tossed up delivery, back to the bowler
43.5
1
Lyon to Buttler, byes, 1 run, how close to that off-stump. Good flight on that ball by Lyon. Pitches outside off and spins in sharply to go through Buttler's defence. Paine gets beaten too as the batsmen steal in a bye
43.4
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, deep in his crease as he finds the man at cover with a firm back foot punch
43.3
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, moves away and punches this short one to cover
43.2
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, flatter on middle and leg, punched to mid-wicket by Buttler
43.1
1
Lyon to Hales, 1 run, camps back and knocks that down to long-on for a single

Nathan Lyon [6.0-0-37-1] is back into the attack

42.6
1
Neser to Hales, 1 run, flicks the full length delivery to mid-wicket
42.5
4
Neser to Hales, FOUR, cut away! Short of a length outside off, Hales stays in his crease as he chops the cut past point. Third boundary of the over, first one for Hales. This is getting over, well before time
42.4
1
Neser to Buttler, 1 run, whips the length delivery down to long-off to hand over the strike to Buttler
42.3
4
Neser to Buttler, FOUR, too easy for Jos, says Nasser Hussain. Was a full length delivery outside off and an in-form Buttler chips it over mid-off for a boundary on the bounce. Can he get a quickfire fifty?
42.2
4
Neser to Buttler, FOUR, dealing in boundaries, is Jos Buttler. A very full length delivery outside off, Buttler carves this one over the fielder at point and gets four more
42.1
0
Neser to Buttler, no run, the slower delivery, full in length outside off, Buttler gets beaten due to the pace as he looks to squeeze it into the off side

Michael Neser [7.0-0-42-0] is back into the attack

England require only 31 runs off 8 overs!

41.6
1
Stanlake to Buttler, 1 run, length delivery outside off, eased in front of cover for a single
41.5
4
Stanlake to Buttler, FOUR, woah! He's playing with the field, toying with the bowlers. How entertaining this sweet little knock has been already. Was the full length ball outside off as Buttler effortlessly creamed it throug the gap at cover
41.4
1
Stanlake to Hales, 1 run, on a length outside off, Hales drops this one in front of point and calls for a quick single
41.3
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, short and wide outside off, cut to the fielder at point by Hales
41.2
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, quick and skiddy delivery on middle and leg, Hales tries to fend it at the last moment, ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads
41.1
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, on a length around middle and leg, Hales flicks it but finds short mid-wicket
40.6
4
Jhye Richardson to Buttler, FOUR, just a matter of time! Three effortless boundaries in this over. Again the short delivery on off, Buttler knows where the fielders are and pulls this one to the left of short mid-wicket now
40.5
0
Jhye Richardson to Buttler, no run, on a length outside off, Buttler drives it to mid-off
40.4
4
Jhye Richardson to Buttler, FOUR, this shot proves how good a form Buttler is in. Was a short delivery outside off, Buttler makes the most of the width on offer and slices it past the diving fielder at point. Third man is square enough to cut this down
40.3
4
Jhye Richardson to Buttler, FOUR, no stopping that! Fine leg didn't even think of giving it a chase. A short delivery around off, Buttler is quick to pick the length and swivel into a pull. To the left of the fielder in the deep and into the fence
40.2
1
Jhye Richardson to Hales, 1 run, full one outside off, Hales goes for a drive and ends up getting an outside edge to third man
40.1
1
Jhye Richardson to Buttler, 1 run, good length ball outside off, Buttler punches it to cover

Jhye Richardson [6.0-0-44-0] is back into the attack

Only 51 runs required off the final 10 overs! Should be a walk in the park unless something dramatic happens.

39.6
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, short of a length outside off, keeps a touch low and skids on as a result of which Hales gets beaten on his cut
39.5
1
Stanlake to Buttler, 1 run, moves in towards the off-stump and creams his drive for a single at cover
39.4
1
Stanlake to Hales, 1 run, pulls the short one away but finds the fielder at deep mid-wicket
39.3
1
Stanlake to Buttler, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Buttler slaps it to sweeper cover for a single
39.2
2
Stanlake to Buttler, 2 runs, back of a length outside off, Buttler chips this one over cover as sweeper sprints across and tidies up
39.1
1
Stanlake to Hales, 1 run, short of a length around off, Hales steers this down to third man and takes a single

Billy Stanlake [6.0-0-42-1] is back into the attack

38.6
4
Agar to Buttler, FOUR, how good was the placement on this shot! This kept a touch short on off, Buttler went back and offered a firm punch again. It beat short mid-wicket and the man in the deep too as it found the fence
38.5
0
Agar to Buttler, no run, goes back in his crease to offer a firm punch to short mid-wicket
38.4
0
Agar to Buttler, no run, full and fired around off, Buttler squeezes it out to cover
38.3
1
Agar to Hales, 1 run, in the air.. but safe! Hales was a bit early in his shot as he chipped it towards mid-off. There was no fielder though, hence he's safe
38.2
0
Agar to Hales, no run, on his front foot as he times the straight drive to Agar
38.1
0
Agar to Hales, no run, quick and low on off, Hales is equally to bring his bat down and knock it back
37.6
2
Jhye Richardson to Buttler, 2 runs, jumps in the crease and chops the short delivery to deep point. Sweeper ambles across to gather the ball and Buttler comfortably comes back for the second
37.5
0
Jhye Richardson to Buttler, no run, on a length around off, fired in from wide of the crease. Buttler almost chips it to cover, on a bounce to the fielder
37.4
1
Jhye Richardson to Hales, 1 run, reaches for the length delivery as the ball is outside off, ends up driving it away to sweeper
37.3
0
Jhye Richardson to Hales, no run, short of a length outside off, Hales stays in his crease as he fends it in front of cover
37.2
1
Jhye Richardson to Buttler, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Buttler hops a tad in the crease and punches it to sweeper cover, he's off the mark with a single
37.1
1
Jhye Richardson to Hales, 1 run, touch full outside off, Hales punches it to sweeper cover and gets off the strike

Jhye Richardson [5.0-0-39-0] is back into the attack

Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease

36.6
0
Agar to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Paine!! Morgan has to walk back because he has nicked it. The on-field decision stays as it is. This was a straighter delivery outside off, Morgan was too ambitious as he looked to go inside out. End result, he got a feather on it and Paine took a sharp catch. England are getting the boundaries but they are losing wickets too. Eoin Morgan c Paine b Agar 15(11) [4s-2]

Agar to Eoin Morgan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Morgan has been adjudged caught behind but he has challenged the umpire's decision. Wonder why! Because there was a clear spike on the UltraEdge.

36.5
2
Agar to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, slaps this one to the left of sweeper cover and manages to take two more
36.4
4
Agar to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, second boundary of the over. Morgan wants to get over with this quickly. Reaches to the pitch of the delivery with a huge forward stride and lofts it cleanly over mid-off. The fielder is well inside the circle
36.3
2
Agar to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, rocks back and punches the short one to sweeper cover. Fielder had to cover a bit of ground, hence the batsmen managed to take two
36.2
4
Agar to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, that's cheeky by the English skipper. Premeditates and times his reverse sweep to perfection. Was a short and straight delivery on off as Morgan sent it to the third man fence
36.1
0
Agar to Eoin Morgan, no run, eases this one to the left of Agar who grabs it on his left hand
35.6
1
Neser to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, good length delivery on middle and leg, Morgan nudges it to mid-wicket and retains strike with a single
35.5
0
Neser to Eoin Morgan, no run, another full length delivery outside off, Morgan is forward as he drive it to the same fielder at cover
35.4
1
Neser to Hales, 1 run, waits for it and steers the length delivery down to third man at the very last moment
35.3
0
Neser to Hales, no run, pitched up and around middle, Hales gets forward with a gentle off-drive
35.2
1
Neser to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, stays back in his crease to whisk the short delivery away to deep mid-wicket
35.1
0
Neser to Eoin Morgan, no run, full and angled away outside off, Morgan has to reach for it as he drives this to the fielder at cover
34.6
1
Agar to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, goes back in his crease in order to whip the short delivery down to long-on

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

34.5
0
Agar to Root, out Bowled!! Knocked him over. Root shadow practices his shot as he gets beaten. This was a full delivery that kept straight. Root goes for the slog sweep but gets done by the undeviated one. The middle stump goes for a toss as England lose their third wicket. Can Aussies pull things back with a few more wickets? Root b Agar 27(35) [4s-2 6s-1]

Agar to Root, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

34.4
0
Agar to Root, no run, almost a yorker as Root squeezes it back to Agar, a good stop by the bowler there
34.3
1
Agar to Hales, 1 run, drills that down to long-on, easy single again. Was a full and floated delivery on middle and leg as Hales eased it down off his front foot
34.2
0
Agar to Hales, no run, punches the shortish delivery to the fielder at cover
34.1
1
Agar to Root, 1 run, drives the tossed up delivery along the ground for a single
33.6
0
Neser to Hales, no run, keeps dangerously low on off-stump this full delivery, Hales does well to plonk his bat despite losing the grip off his bottom hand. No harm done
33.5
0
Neser to Hales, no run, slower full ball on off-stump, Hales stays still and blocks out
33.4
1
Neser to Root, 1 run, moseys down the pitch and opens the bat face to guide a single down to third man
33.3
0
Neser to Root, no run, whippy flick, straight to Marsh at short mid-wicket
33.2
0
Neser to Root, no run, gets across and locks himself in a watertight defence down the pitch
33.1
4
Neser to Root, FOUR, one bounce and over the ropes! Root has had enough. He takes on this short ball, fetches it from wide of off and nails the pull over mid-wicket
32.6
1
Agar to Root, 1 run, lunges forward and eases a single down to long-off
32.5
0
Agar to Root, no run, quicker on off-stump, driven back to the bowler
32.4
6
Agar to Root, SIX, flighted full and in the slot for Root, he opens up his left leg and thumps it flat over mid-wicket for a maximum
32.3
0
Agar to Root, no run, pushes Root back with a slider, cut late to backward point
32.2
1
Agar to Hales, 1 run, squirts the drive square of point and they are content with a single
32.1
0
Agar to Hales, no run, very full on the stumps, Hales drives it straight to cover

Ashton Agar [4.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

31.6
4
Neser to Root, FOUR, drills it straight and it deflects off the bowler's boot past a diving mid-on to his left. First boundary for Root
31.5
0
Neser to Root, no run, blocked back into the pitch
31.4
0
Neser to Root, no run, driven down to mid-on
31.3
1
Neser to Hales, 1 run, clobbered away to deep backward point
31.2
0
Neser to Hales, no run, Paine drops a dolly! On a good length and nibbled away late, Hales went with hard hands and fed a thick edge to the right of the keeper, straight in and straight out. Paine dived forward, but unfortunaltely couldn't cling onto it
31.1
2
Neser to Hales, 2 runs, a gentle length delivery outside off, Hales punches crisply to the left of sweeper and hares back for the second

Michael Neser [4.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack

30.6
1
Stoinis to Hales, 1 run, another cutter to round off the over, Hales cracks the punch through covers
30.5
1
Stoinis to Root, 1 run, off-pace delivery, Root hops and tucks the ball to the right of deep square
30.4
1
Stoinis to Hales, 1 run, clips this off his pads square on the leg-side
30.3
4
Stoinis to Hales, FOUR, just over a leaping mid-wicket. Slower ball sitting up outside off stump, Hales uses his long levers and swats it over the man on the leg-side
30.2
1
Stoinis to Root, 1 run, short and angling in, Root swivels and controls the pull along the ground to deep square
30.1
0
Stoinis to Root, no run, gets across and punch-drills the length ball straight of mid-off
29.6
1
Stanlake to Root, 1 run, short and way outside off stump, Root's up on his heels ramping this down to third man
29.5
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, pushed back down the pitch
29.4
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, 88mph slams Root around the hip! Ooft! Must be a painful blow. Root strolls down the pitch and does a bit of gardening to compose himself before taking strike. Pitched on a length and came in much quicker than Root anticipated, he went for the swivel-pull and was done for pace
29.3
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, length ball, there for the drive, Root finds the middle and slots it straight to cover
29.2
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, gets across and flicks the ball straight to short mid-wicket
29.1
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, tightens the line on off-stump, Root diffuses it into the off-side
28.6
0
Stoinis to Hales, no run, punches on the up and sends it to the left of mid-off who dives to tie the batsmen at the their respective ends
28.5
0
Stoinis to Hales, no run, very full and drifting in towards leg peg, Hales gets his bat down in time and jams the drive off the toe to mid-off
28.4
1
Stoinis to Root, 1 run, full on the pads, clipped away neatly through the leg-side
28.3
1
Stoinis to Hales, 1 run, jerks his bat down hurriedly and works a single round the corner
28.2
0
Stoinis to Hales, no run, blocked to mid-on
28.1
0
Stoinis to Hales, no run, huge shout for lbw and guess that's sliding down leg, hence no review. Hales misses the nipbacker and is pinged below the knee roll, Stoinis had his hands up but be knows that's missing leg. Impact outside off and going down says technology

Marcus Stoinis [4.0-0-31-0] is back into the attack

27.6
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, on and around off, pushed back down the pitch
27.5
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, that's an absolute snorter from Big Billy, hits the deck hard and gets the ball to explode off the pitch before sniffing it past Root's nose. Root was taken aback and did well to drop his wrists whilst swaying away from the line of fire
27.4
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, fullish and drifting back in, driven straight to mid-off
27.3
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, taps it into the covers with soft hands and calls for a quick single, Hales says no
27.2
2
Stanlake to Root, 2 runs, gets on top of this short ball and cracks the punch behind point, easy two this time around
27.1
2
Stanlake to Root, 2 runs, unveils a fiery short ball at the body, Root takes his eyes off momentarily as he gloves it to fine leg on the rise
26.6
0
Jhye Richardson to Hales, no run, plays the ball as late as he can, cut crisply but straight to the man at backward point
26.5
0
Jhye Richardson to Hales, no run, homing in on off-stump, blocked back to the bowler
26.4
4
Jhye Richardson to Hales, FOUR, very full and outside off, Hales looks to squeeze and sends a thick under edge past the diving left hand of Paine
26.3
1
Jhye Richardson to Root, 1 run, smart cricket from Root, plays the ball with soft hands towards point and hares across for a quick single
26.2
0
Jhye Richardson to Root, no run, dishes a tempter outside off, Root keeps his calm and lets it go
26.1
1
Jhye Richardson to Hales, 1 run, full and wide, Hales leans into the drive and sends it to deep extra cover
25.6
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, nagging lines from Billy, draws a poke from Root and takes it past his outside edge
25.5
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, this one keeps low, fullish outside off, Root hops and drives, only to edge it towards first slip who collects it on the bounce
25.4
1
Stanlake to Hales, 1 run, goes wide of the crease and bowls it on a length outside off, Hales sits deep inside the crease and powers it to sweeper cover
25.3
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, zips back in towards off, a firm front foot defence by Hales
25.2
1
Stanlake to Root, 1 run, hops and punches a single through point, off the mark is Joe Root

Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease

25.1
0
Stanlake to Bairstow, out Caught by Paine!! Soft dismissal and Bairstow isn't pleased with himself. Punches his bat in disgust as he waddles back red-faced. Scrambled seam short ball from Billy, YJB tries to be cheeky with a fine dab and all he could manage was run it off the bat face to the right of Paine. The Aussie skipper dives and clings onto it. Bairstow c Paine b Stanlake 79(66) [4s-10]

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

Billy Stanlake [3.0-0-35-0] is back into the attack

24.6
1
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, 1 run, absolutely clobbered the punch drive to deep extra cover
24.5
0
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, no run, looks to force the drive straight and gets a thick inside edge that clonks the pitch before rolling into the off-side
24.4
1
Jhye Richardson to Hales, 1 run, fullish outside off, Hales opens the bat face and sends the drive past the right hand of a diving backward point
24.3
1
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, 1 run, short and angled in towards off, a swivel-pull to long leg, all along the ground
24.2
2
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, 2 runs, stands tall and glides this late fine of third man, another two
24.1
2
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, 2 runs, short and wide, Bairstow flashes to deep point and calls for two; he knows that Hales has just come in and won't be complaining

Jhye Richardson [3.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

23.6
1
Lyon to Bairstow, 1 run, fuller outside off, driven along the carpet to deep cover

174 is the highest opening stand at this venue surpassing 171* between Trescothick & Stewart vs WI in 2000.

23.5
1
Lyon to Hales, 1 run, gets off the mark with a push into the covers

Alex Hales, right handed bat, comes to the crease

23.4
0
Lyon to Roy, out Caught by Shaun Marsh!! Roy is disappointed, but he holds his head high as the crowd stand up to applaud. Sees the flight and throws everything at it, gets a thick outside edge and straight to Marsh at short third. Roy c Shaun Marsh b Lyon 101(83) [4s-12 6s-2]

Lyon to Roy, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

23.3
1
Lyon to Bairstow, 1 run, nudged round the corner
23.2
1
Lyon to Roy, 1 run, knocked away off the pads to short fine

Seventh 100 by an English opener in ODIs in 2018 - the most for them in a calendar year surpassing six in 2012

23.1
6
Lyon to Roy, SIX, another batsman brings up his 100 with a six. Shaun Marsh earlier and Jason Roy now. 6th ton for Jason Roy! What a terrific knock from the Surrey lad. Shimmies out of his crease, gets to the pitch and marmalizes it over cow-corner. He pounces on YJB before acknowledging the customary celebratory treatment
22.6
0
Stoinis to Bairstow, no run, looks to push that through covers, but ekes out an outside edge to short third who collects it after a couple of bounces
22.5
4
Stoinis to Bairstow, FOUR, a filthy delivery on the pads, Bairstow times the flick through mid-wicket, there's no-one in the deep. Easy runs
22.4
1
Stoinis to Roy, 1 run, punched to long-on
22.3
1
Stoinis to Bairstow, 1 run, drilled away through the covers
22.2
0
Stoinis to Bairstow, no run, overpitches outside off, YJB edges the drive to short third where Big Billy fumbles, causing much frustration to the skipper; Roy was halfway down and ran back casually on seeing the fielder fumble
22.1
1
Stoinis to Roy, 1 run, length ball wide of off, stabbed away past the cover fielder

Paine standing upto the stumps

21.6
1
Lyon to Roy, 1 run, easy pickings for Roy as he punches this to long-on for a strike-retaining single

Two consecutive 150+ opening stands:
S Elahi/ T Umar v Zim in 2002
H Amla/ Q de Kock v Ind in 2013
N Dickwella/ D Gunathilaka v Zim in 2017
J ROY/ J BAIRSTOW v Aus in 2018 *

21.5
1
Lyon to Bairstow, 1 run, shuffles to off and works the flatter delivery to square leg
21.4
1
Lyon to Roy, 1 run, camps back and opens the bat face to tap the ball square of point
21.3
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, spins in towards off, Roy gets a big stride forward and nudges off the inside half into the leg-side
21.2
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, misses the reverse sweep and is hit on the knee roll, impact miles outside off stump
21.1
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, gets forward and pushes this offbreak to cover
20.6
2
Stoinis to Bairstow, 2 runs, width again, YJB dinks it square and calls for two straightaway, makes it look so ridiculously easy
20.5
1
Stoinis to Roy, 1 run, lets the ball drift back in, presses it into the covers and takes off for a quick single
20.4
1
Stoinis to Bairstow, 1 run, length mediocred with width outside off, Bairstow frees his arms and slaps that through covers
20.3
1
Stoinis to Roy, 1 run, gets a tiny inside edge onto pad, the ball cut back in off the seam and ricocheted into the leg-side
20.2
4
Stoinis to Roy, FOUR, juicy length ball at the stumps, Roy clears his front leg and smokes it over mid-wicket. One bounce and into the fence
20.1
1
Stoinis to Bairstow, 1 run, pulls the short ball to deep backward square
19.6
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, firm defence
19.5
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, pushed back to the bowler
19.4
2
Lyon to Roy, 2 runs, opens the bat face and drives it past a diving backward point
19.3
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, flatter and fuller, mistimes the drive back to the bowler
19.2
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, appeal for leg before and they don't go for the review. Looks to be an inside edge or height? This one drifts in from a length and got through the slightest of bat-pad gaps. No bat involved. Was clipping the top of leg, would have been umpire's call on hitting. Roy was prodding forward to defend and was bamboozled by the grip and turn
19.1
1
Lyon to Bairstow, 1 run, preempts the sweep, fetches it from outside off and sends it to deep square to his right

Time for drinks! The overrate has been superb from both sides. When teams can be fined for slow overrates, there should be some sort of reward for sides that complete their quota of overs inside the scheduled time. Whaddaya reckon? PS: The fact that I'm talking about overrates and not about England's innings so far should tell you where we are headed. Similar script, take four please

18.6
2
Stoinis to Roy, 2 runs, lack of pace again, no problems for Roy as he tucks this in the gap through mid-wicket
18.6
1
Stoinis to Roy, wide, slower ball gone wrong, doesn't get the release right and thus ends up dishing it way wide of Roy's off stump
18.5
1
Stoinis to Bairstow, 1 run, tad fuller than the good length, allows YJB to slam the drive wide of mid-off
18.4
1
Stoinis to Roy, 1 run, yorker on off, jammed out into the covers for a quick single
18.3
1
Stoinis to Bairstow, 1 run, takes on the short ball and pulls, gets a thick top-edge down to fine leg
18.2
1
Stoinis to Roy, 1 run, direct hit but Bairstow is home! Roy drilled this to the left of extra cover, Neser puts in the dive and smashes the stumps direct, an air of excitement in the Aussie camp as the umpire went upstairs, but all of that fizzled out in the blink of an eye
18.1
2
Stoinis to Roy, 2 runs, too full on middle, Roy checks his straight drive and places it dead straight, long-on slides across to his left keep it down to a couple
17.6
0
Lyon to Bairstow, no run, pushed away into the covers
17.5
4
Lyon to Bairstow, FOUR, floats this full just outside off, Bairstow goes down on one knee and drags the sweep off the inside edge, fine leg inside and that'll be a easy boundary for YJB
17.4
0
Lyon to Bairstow, no run, stays legside of this quicker delivery and biffs to cover
17.3
1
Lyon to Roy, 1 run, drops it short outside off, Roy flashes it to sweeper
17.2
1
Lyon to Bairstow, 1 run, flatter outside off, powered away through the covers for a single
17.1
1
Lyon to Roy, 1 run, chips down the pitch and firm-punches a single to long-on

Nathan Lyon [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

16.6
1
Stoinis to Roy, 1 run, yorker length, Roy jams it towards mid-wicket by closing the bat-face. Marsh, from mid-wicket, has a shy at the bowler's end and misses. Roy would have made his ground
16.5
1
Stoinis to Bairstow, 1 run, patted through covers
16.4
0
Stoinis to Bairstow, no run, uppish drive sans any feet movement, finds mid-off
16.3
2
Stoinis to Bairstow, 2 runs, once again Bairstow goes hard at this shortish ball. Pulled over mid-wicket for a brace
16.2
1
Stoinis to Roy, 1 run, a move towards off and in the process starts to swivel. Then, a muscular pull to deep square leg
16.1
0
Stoinis to Roy, no run, punched off the back foot to shortish extra cover

Marcus Stoinis, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

15.6
1
Agar to Roy, 1 run, tapped in front of cover
15.5
4
Agar to Roy, FOUR, now they are trying the cheeky shots. They are bored of the orthodox shots. Flat ball just outside off, Roy reverse-sweeps hard. A lousy effort from the deep backward point fielder to get to the ball and the bowler is miffed
15.4
1
Agar to Bairstow, 1 run, 7th fifty for Jonny Bairstow! Plays with soft hands to tap a fullish ball towards point. A loud applause from the crowd
15.3
2
Agar to Bairstow, 2 runs, 'catch it' is the cry, but the ball flew past a diving Finch at extra cover. Slightly short and Bairstow miscued the cut to the left of extra cover
15.2
1
Agar to Roy, 1 run, stays leg-side and uses his wrists to force this length ball to deep extra cover
15.1
1
Agar to Bairstow, 1 run, slow ball from a short of length,
14.6
0
Stanlake to Roy, no run, tries to loft this pitched up delivery over mid-on. Toe-ends and the ball goes to mid-on on the bounce
14.5
0
Stanlake to Roy, no run, guided to backward point

Five 100+ opening stands for the 1st wicket between Roy & Bairstow - most by an English opening pair surpassing four by Knight & Trescothick.

14.4
4
Stanlake to Roy, FOUR, a mistimed hoick results in a boundary. A pacy short of length delivery outside off, Roy tried to jab it through the mid-wicket region. The ball catches the inner half and beats mid-on to his right. Deep mid-wicket can't get across
14.3
1
Stanlake to Bairstow, 1 run, on the top of the bounce with a jump and then punches this back of a length delivery to deep extra cover
14.2
0
Stanlake to Bairstow, no run, tries to repeat the same. Doesn't bounce as mush as Bairstow expected it to and the ball scoots under the blade
14.1
4
Stanlake to Bairstow, FOUR, easy pickings! Waist-high short ball, Bairstow picks the length early, swivels across and pulls it away through square leg

Billy Stanlake [2.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

13.6
1
Agar to Bairstow, 1 run, not too short, Bairstow converts it into one by going deep in his crease. Cut away to sweeper cover

Only the second instance of both teams scoring 100+ for the first wicket in an Australia-England ODI. Previous once was at the SCG in 2002.

13.5
1
Agar to Roy, 1 run, Roy waltzes out of his crease. Doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and decides to check his drive. Ends up chipping it over a leaping short cover fielder. A single to long-off
13.4
0
Agar to Roy, no run, fired in on the stumps, Roy looks to whip it through the off-side, the ball trims the outside half and rolls to short third man
13.3
1
Agar to Bairstow, 1 run, patted towards cover
13.2
2
Agar to Bairstow, 2 runs, no flight on this occasion, Bairstow stays leg-side of the ball to caress it through the covers. The single brings up the century stand
13.1
1
Agar to Roy, 1 run, flighted delivery, Roy comes forward and square-drives it towards cover-point
12.6
1
Jhye Richardson to Roy, 1 run, the mid-off fielder attacks the ball, but couldn't collect it cleanly and Roy easily makes his ground. The right-handed batsman patted this short of length delivery towards mid-off off the back foot
12.5
1
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, 1 run, allows the ball to come to him, gets on top of this back of a length delivery and punches it off the back foot. A diving short cover fielder parries it to mid-off
12.4
0
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, no run, seams in a touch from a good-ish length, Bairstow swings and misses
12.3
0
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, no run, wafts at a shortish ball and chops it to cover
12.2
4
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, FOUR, straight as an arrow! A slight shuffle of the left leg and then smashes it through the line. Fuller than a good length ball, Bairstow shows the maker's name to middle the straight drive
12.1
1
Jhye Richardson to Roy, 1 run, drives on the rise, uppish, but in the gap through covers
11.6
1
Agar to Roy, 1 run, loopy ball on the sticks, Roy eases the drive down to long-off
11.5
1
Agar to Bairstow, 1 run, slightly on the shorter side and Bairstow has ample time to turn it to mid-wicket
11.4
1
Agar to Roy, 1 run, sensible from the opener. Opens his bat-face to push this ball through cover
11.3
0
Agar to Roy, no run, arm ball around off, Roy cuts, only to find backward point
11.2
0
Agar to Roy, no run, sliding on the pads, Roy misses the tuck and gets hit on the front pad
11.1
0
Agar to Roy, no run, slow through the air, length ball on middle and leg, pushed to cover
10.6
4
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, FOUR, hammered! And in the gap. Engalnd seem to be in a hurry here. Pitched up, Bairstow presses forward and drills the off-drive and beats mid-off comfortably
10.5
1
Jhye Richardson to Roy, 1 run, wristed to deep mid-wicket

***Number of fours scored by Marsh during his 92-ball 101 = 5
***Number of fours scored by Bairstow so far (27 off 25) = 5

10.4
4
Jhye Richardson to Roy, FOUR, was it done deliberately? Yes, but he wouldn't have wanted to play it so fine. Hint of width outside off on this good length ball and Roy opened the face of the bat at the very last moment. Beats a diving Paine to go to the third man fence
10.3
0
Jhye Richardson to Roy, no run, good length delivery on middle, a shuffling across Roy jabs it to mid-on
10.2
1
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, 1 run, sees wide length ball and slashes at it. The ball trims the outside edge and goes to third man
10.1
1
Jhye Richardson to Roy, 1 run, inside-edges the drive to backward square leg
9.6
0
Agar to Bairstow, no run, leans and cover-drives, can't find the gap
9.5
0
Agar to Bairstow, no run, pushed back to the bowler
9.4
0
Agar to Bairstow, no run, skiddy ball that goes past the swinging blade of Bairstow. The batsman wanted to swat it away through the leg-side
9.3
0
Agar to Bairstow, no run, slides in a quick ball on the stumps, Bairstow moved leg-side to cut. Doesn't have the necessary room and pats it to cover
9.2
1
Agar to Roy, 1 run, a 36-ball fifty for Jason Roy! His 13th in ODIs. Gets to the milestone with a push-drive down to long-off
9.1
0
Agar to Roy, no run, starts with a flighted delivery that turns away just outside off. Roy is beaten on the outside drive as he misses the drive. Paine takes off the bails and there's an appeal for stumping. Third umpire called. The back leg was always grounded

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

8.6
4
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, FOUR, has it gone all the way? Nah! One bounce and into the fence. A shortish ball outside off, Bairstow clears his front leg by moving towards leg and throws his bat to go over backward point. The ball catches the top-edge and goes over short third man
8.5
0
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, no run, skiddy back of a length delivery, back-footed punch to short cover
8.4
0
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, no run, poked towards backward point with an open face of the point
8.3
0
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, no run, bumper on leg-stump, Bairstow half-ducks under it
8.2
0
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, no run, Bairstow stands tall to drive through the off-side. The ball kept angling in and the inside edge goes to mid-wicket
8.1
4
Jhye Richardson to Bairstow, FOUR, slapped! These two are treating the Aussie bolwers like club bowlers. Not a great ball from Richardson. Starts with a gentle shortish ball outside off, Bairstow stays leg-side of the ball to crack it through extra cover

Jhye Richardson, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

7.6
4
Lyon to Roy, FOUR, now he pierces the gap in the off-side. Roy created his own room there by staying deep and leg-side of the ball. Later, the hands did the job. Quick bat speed from the right-hander to scissor that short of length ball through covers
7.5
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, comes forward and opens his bat-face to blunt this offie to point
7.4
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, pushed to mid-on
7.3
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, slightly short and wide outside off, quick hands from Roy to cut, finds point
7.2
2
Lyon to Roy, 2 runs, jogs down and plays in the direction of the turn as he clips it wide of mid-on. Deep mid-wicket runs across and mops up
7.1
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, presses forward and wrists the drive to mid-on
6.6
1
Neser to Roy, 1 run, a forward push through mid-on for a single
6.5
4
Neser to Roy, FOUR, a beauty! Instagrammable! Neser shortens his length and serves a bit of width outside off. Roy won't miss out on those. Stands tall and punches it on the rise through cover-point. Doesn't bother to run
6.4
4
Neser to Roy, FOUR, Neser is struggling with his lines. Another one on the pads, Roy shuffles towards off to help it along its way to the backward square leg fence
6.3
1
Neser to Bairstow, 1 run, attacks the stumps with a good length ball, clipped to deep square leg
6.2
4
Neser to Bairstow, FOUR, straying on the pads and all Bairstow had to do was put bat on ball. That's exactly what the Yorkshire batsman does - a tickle that is fine of the man at 45
6.1
1
Neser to Roy, 1 run, Roy has ample time on the back foot. He waits for this length ball to come to him and punches it to mid-off
5.6
1
Lyon to Roy, 1 run, a knock in front of mid-on and then Roy scampers across for a quick single
5.5
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, fires in another flat ball, Roy is slightly late to close the bat-face. The soft leading edge rolls towards the cover region
5.4
0
Lyon to Roy, no run, turned to mid-wicket
5.3
3
Lyon to Bairstow, 3 runs, even quicker, probably a seam-up, Bairstow uses the pace to guide it behind backward point. Neser puts in the slide and keeps the batters down to a triple
5.2
0
Lyon to Bairstow, no run, quicker ball, Bairstow tries to replicate the shot he played off the previous ball, ends up chopping to cover
5.1
4
Lyon to Bairstow, FOUR, welcomes the new bowler with a boundary does Bairstow. A flat and shortish off-break that turns into the right-hander. Bairstow picked the length early, went deep and cut it hard through the covers

Nathan Lyon, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Spin introduced early. It's the offie. No slip.

4.6
0
Neser to Roy, no run, gets on top of the bounce and pats this length ball into the off-side
4.5
2
Neser to Roy, 2 runs, Roy hops to tuck this short of length delivery through backward square leg for a brace
4.4
0
Neser to Roy, no run, hit-the-deck-hard bumper, Roy is early into his pull shot - the under-edge goes to Paine on the bounce
4.3
0
Neser to Roy, no run, what was that from Roy? Tries an ambitious shot by walking down and looking to hoick across the line. It was a good length ball, which kept low a bit. Luckily the line wasn't on the stumps and it missed the inside edge before going towards the keeper
4.2
0
Neser to Roy, no run, a mini shuffle across from the right-hander to on-drive. Finds mid-on
4.1
1
Neser to Bairstow, 1 run, there's protection in the deep now. Bairstow drove hard at this good length delivery. A single to sweeper cover
3.6
4
Stanlake to Roy, FOUR, Stanlake is losing the plot here. The line is too straight on this occasion from the tall pacer. Roy, with both feet off ground, tucks it away square of the man at short fine leg. 14 runs off the over
3.5
4
Stanlake to Roy, FOUR, that is Roy's fourth four of the innings. Good length ball that comes onto the bat nicely. A lean forward and then an elegant drive through extra cover. The quick outfield does the trick
3.4
0
Stanlake to Roy, no run, stump-to-stump line, knocked towards the mid-wicket region
3.3
0
Stanlake to Roy, no run, length ball attacking the stumps, defended on the leg-side
3.2
0
Stanlake to Roy, no run, shortish ball around off, Roy is back and across to pat it to backward point
3.1
6
Stanlake to Roy, SIX, the top-edge flies all the way for a six. Decent bouncer from Stanlake,' just above the shoulder and Roy wasn't in a good position to pull as he was cramped for room. Goes through with the shot and the fat edge helps the ball balloon over fine leg. The fine leg fielder was inside the circle
2.6
0
Neser to Bairstow, no run, Bairstow slightly loses his shape as he walks down to have a waft at this short of length delivery. Off the top part of the bat and then towards cover
2.5
0
Neser to Bairstow, no run, wrists come into force as Bairstow clips this fuller length delivery to mid-wicket
2.4
0
Neser to Bairstow, no run, an appeal for lbw and the umpire isn't interested. No review. And, Paine asks Bairstow if he got an edge there! In-angler on a good length and Bairstow got an inside edge onto his back leg as he looked to push it hard through the off-side. Good call from the ump
2.3
0
Neser to Bairstow, no run, fuller ball wide of off, off-driven to mid-off
2.2
4
Neser to Bairstow, FOUR, Neser is probably searching for the swing. These hardly do. Width on offer and Bairstow throws his bat at it to crack it through extra cover. Raced away
2.1
0
Neser to Bairstow, no run, pitched up delivery, firmly driven, back at the bowler
1.6
4
Stanlake to Roy, FOUR, eye-pleasing! Roy doesn't even run. Not necessary as he poses for the photographs. Wasn't overpitched, but Roy just presses forward to middle the straight drive. Goes well wide of the mid-off fielder
1.5
0
Stanlake to Roy, no run, shortens the length and angles it closer to the stumps does Stanlake, Roy defends from the crease
1.4
4
Stanlake to Roy, FOUR, that's a glorious shot. Scrambled seam length ball, slightly outside off, Roy leans onto it and creams the drive beating mid-off to his left. Everything was right about that stroke. That's a shot of a man in form
1.3
2
Stanlake to Roy, 2 runs, pacy back of a length delivery on middle, Roy hops and closes his bat-face to tuck it in front of square on the leg-side. Good running as well
1.2
1
Stanlake to Bairstow, 1 run, a hop followed by a knock to the right of mid-on and Bairstow gets off the mark
1.1
1
Stanlake to Roy, 1 run, Stanlake slants in a short of a good length delivery on middle and leg, Roy tucks it towards mid-wicket

Billy Stanlake, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Neser to Bairstow, no run, good length ball attacking the stumps, straight-batted block down the pitch towards mid-on
0.5
1
Neser to Roy, 1 run, Roy sees the width outside off and quickly rises on his feet to punch. The ball trims the outer half and runs down to third man
0.4
0
Neser to Roy, no run, back of a length delivery angled in, Roy gets beaten as he looks to work it through the leg-side. Gets hit high on the thigh pad and the ball dies down on the off-side
0.3
0
Neser to Roy, no run, Neser shortens his length, Roy rises on his toes and defends it back to the bowler
0.2
0
Neser to Roy, no run, pitched up delivery around off, cleanly driven off the front foot, straight to mid-off
0.1
4
Neser to Roy, FOUR, England are away.. A loosener from Neser. short of a length ball straying on the pads, Roy hops and tucks it fine of the man at 45. The short fine leg fielder dived to his right, but in vain

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