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England vs Australia - 5th ODI

Series: Australia tour of England, 2018
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Date: 24 June 2018

England 208/9 (48.3 Ovs) RR: 4.29 | England won by 1 wkt

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Champagne is splashed everywhere as England rejoice with the trophy. Eoin Morgan's team keeps looking more and more impressive everytime you see them. Can they be stopped? India's visit next month will give the answers. That's it from us here. Until next time, goodbye!

Morgan, England captain: Massive positives to take from today. The fact that we bat all the way down the order means that only one of us has to come off while chasing a low total. Today was quite mesmerising, Buttler playing at the top of his game. At times we do (take him from granted). He's forced his way back into the Test team which is very exciting. We'd be naive to think that we shouldn't ask questions of ourselves. The fact that we won was a bonus. We have to be open and honest though. First time we failed as a group with the bat in this series. Up until today, we've progressed nicely. Bowling has come a long way. The way we fought back today was awesome. Great atmosphere at the end. They've been absolutely brilliant, no doubt they were our 12th man today.

Paine, Australia captain: We've certainly been taught a lesson from a world-class outfit. We had them under pressure; Rashid and Jos played really well but we didn't get enough balls in the right areas. We probably got a touch wide at the start of their partnership. We saw earlier that when Billy hit the stumps a lot more, we created chances. They played outstandingly well. Felt we were in trouble at the halfway mark. Our bowlers came out and committed really well to create chances in the first hour. Even today, Alex Carey and Short are two really good young players who played really well. Senior players let us down. There's some real talent in this group. It's been difficult but it sort of goes with the job. If I'm honest, I let the pressure get to me in this series. Clearly when you're not performing, things are not as fun at the international level.

Buttler, MoM and MoS: We were determined to win 5-0. We bowled fantastically well. Didn't quite click with the bat. But games like that, to win them is even more enjoyable. Just needed a partnership. One of our great strengths is the depth in the batting. Adil Rashid at ten is handy. I did say (to Ball) "if it's two we'll run, if it's one we won't" and then charged out, so that wasn't ideal. Great guts from Ball too to soak up that pressure. I don't think I've played better. It's enjoyable.

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Here are few interesting stats by Deepu Narayanan:

- This is England's first 5-0 whitewash over Australia in ODIs.

- Highest 9th wicket stand in successful run chases:
132 Mathews - Malinga v Aus, MCG, 2010
81 Buttler - A Rashid v Aus, MANCHESTER, 2018
74* B McCullum - Vettori v Aus, C'church, 2005
73* Bevan - Bichel v Eng, P Elizabeth, 2003

- Only the second 5-0 win for England after beating Zimbabwe 5-0 in Zimbabwe in 2001

- Ninth win for England against Australia in ten head-to-head encounters in 2018 - the most England have beaten an opponent in a calendar year. Previous: Eight against Pak in 1987 (in 11 games)

- Australia have lost as many ODIs to an opponent in a calendar year only once before - nine vs WI in 1984 (from 12 games)

- This is the seventh time England have won an ODI with one wicket remaining - the last also came against Australia at the same venue back in 2010

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17:36 Local Time, 16:36 GMT, 22:06 IST: Great scenes out at Old Trafford as Jos Buttler basks in the glory of a stunning knock. England had no business winning this game from 114/8. But Buttler yanked them back from the dead, with the knock of his career. The belief with which he played that innings was just unbelievable, epitomized by his refusal to take that single which would've tied the scores. Adil Rashid played his part in that 81-run stand, but this win was all about Buttler. There've been some blistering efforts from him which have made our jaws drop, but this was something else, something special. As for Australia, if they weren't able to win this one, then well.. That must be demoralising. They had Billy Stanlake ripping through England's top-order, Kane Richardson following up in the middle, but it wasn't enough? What, really, is enough against this England team?

48.3
4
Stoinis to Buttler, FOUR, a sensational win for England as Buttler punches this away through the covers. How has he pulled this off? Just how? Australia shellshocked as they leave the field after a 0-5 whitewash
48.2
0
Stoinis to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery on middle, shuffles across in the crease but settles on a solid defence
48.1
0
Stoinis to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, clipped to deep midwicket. Oh he hasn't taken the single. Scores would have been tied had he gone across. He's backing himself here. This is so gutsy

Marcus Stoinis [8.0-0-33-2] is back into the attack

Two runs more. Buttler has it in his hands now, no more relying on Ball

47.6
1
Kane Richardson to Buttler, 1 run, single. Punches this full toss down to long-off

Long-on, long-off and three fielders on the leg-side boundary. Single or boundary?

47.5
1
Kane Richardson to J Ball, 1 run, slips into the pads this time and Ball flicks this away behind square. There was an easy two on offer there, but Buttler refuses it. The two batsmen come down to have a chat
47.4
0
Kane Richardson to J Ball, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, chopped to point. Hold your breaths
47.3
0
Kane Richardson to J Ball, no run, another yorker length delivery, slightly wider of off, Ball digs it out again
47.2
0
Kane Richardson to J Ball, no run, that's a cracking yorker, tailing in late towards off, but it doesn't have the pace to burst through Ball. Squeezed away to cover
47.1
1
Kane Richardson to Buttler, 1 run, punched down to long-off, and well, they've taken the single. Puzzled faces on the England balcony. Buttler himself throws his head back. He probably ran across thinking there was two there, but there wasn't

Richardson now. Three fielders on the leg-side boundary. Everyone up in the off-side ring, except long-off

46.6
0
Agar to J Ball, no run, cheers of relief from the crowd as Ball gets behind this arm-ball and defends. Thrilling stuff
46.5
0
Agar to J Ball, no run, huge cheers as Ball survives another delivery. He just has one more to go. Sliding into the pads, poor ball really, nudged to short fine leg
46.4
0
Agar to J Ball, no run, brings the bat down in time to save his off stump. This is crazy pressure
46.3
0
Agar to J Ball, no run, 56.6mph, into the blockhole on off, squeezed out to cover
46.2
0
Agar to J Ball, no run, slower this time, drifts it in on leg, Ball defends into the on-side
46.1
0
Agar to J Ball, no run, flat, quick and skidding on from a back of a length outside off. It beats Ball for pace as he misses his cut

Can Agar do it? The field is up for Ball. Slip in place

Balls taken to reach 100 by Jos Buttler:
46
61
66
73
83
117*

45.6
6
Stoinis to Buttler, SIX, unbelievable from Buttler, who just stands tall and thumps this back of a length delivery over long-on to bring up his hundred. My word. What clarity of mind under pressure. But it's Ball on strike for the next over

Jake Ball, right handed bat, comes to the crease

45.5
0
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, out Caught by Stanlake!! More drama. Full ball on middle and leg, Rashid can't stop himself from going for an expansive flick, but he closes the bat face too early. It takes a thick leading edge and hangs in the air forever. There's a misjudgement from Stanlake at fine leg, and he's left having to dive forward in the end. But he keeps his eyes on it, and takes it. What a finish lined up. Adil Rashid c Stanlake b Stoinis 20(47)

Stoinis to Adil Rashid, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

45.4
0
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, no run, nice and straight from Stoinis, but he's not getting through Rashid in his defence

Much tension everywhere

45.3
0
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, no run, back of a length at the stumps, Rashid takes the bottom hand off and drops it softly into the pitch
45.2
1
Stoinis to Buttler, 1 run, length ball close to off, punches it through the covers

He's on 97, the temptation would be there to just go for it

45.1
0
Stoinis to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery on middle, tucked to short midwicket
44.6
0
Agar to Adil Rashid, no run, plays out a maiden as he works this full ball to mid-on. This is smart batting. Australia threw the bait there with the field up, but Rashid doesn't fall for it
44.5
0
Agar to Adil Rashid, no run, bat and pad close together, smothered
44.4
0
Agar to Adil Rashid, no run, forward and defended
44.3
0
Agar to Adil Rashid, no run, almost slides through. Not much turn on this delivery, Rashid gets a thick inside edge in defence
44.2
0
Agar to Adil Rashid, no run, flat and quick outside off, chopped to backward point
44.1
0
Agar to Adil Rashid, no run, drifting in on leg, defended to short midwicket

England only 12 away. These two just need to hold their nerve from here.

43.6
1
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, 1 run, slower short of length delivery on off, tucked through square leg
43.5
0
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, no run, back of a length delivery on off, Rashid is right behind it in defence
43.4
1
Stoinis to Buttler, 1 run, punched to short cover where there's a fumble, gives Buttler the single. That was hit firmly
43.3
4
Stoinis to Buttler, FOUR, super wrists from Buttler! Deep midwicket can try as he might, but he's got no chance. Length ball on the pads, he flicks it delightfully and it skims away on the outfield
43.2
0
Stoinis to Buttler, no run, full ball around off, punched to mid-off
43.1
1
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, 1 run, half-volley outside off, beautifully driven to deep point

Marcus Stoinis [6.0-0-19-1] is back into the attack

42.6
1
Agar to Adil Rashid, 1 run, darted in at 60.5mph, Rashid picks it. Gets into position quickly to punch it to deep point
42.5
1
Agar to Buttler, 1 run, stays a touch low from a back of a length, Buttler adjusts and punches through the covers
42.4
0
Agar to Buttler, no run, misses out on this full toss as he spears it straight to extra cover
42.3
2
Agar to Buttler, 2 runs, short ball outside off, slapped away through the covers. Carey does so really well in the deep

This is also the second highest 9th wicket stand for England after the 100-run stand by Vikram Solanki & Liam Plunkett against Pakistan in Lahore in 2005.

42.2
1
Agar to Adil Rashid, 1 run, punched off the back foot to sweeper cover
42.1
1
Agar to Buttler, 1 run, drifting in on leg, clipped down to long-on

This is now the highest ninth wicket stand for England against Australia surpassing 60 between Tom Curran & Chris Woakes in Adelaide earlier this year.

41.6
0
Kane Richardson to Adil Rashid, no run, hits the sticker of the bat as Rashid gets too low in defence, but it goes straight to ground
41.5
1
Kane Richardson to Buttler, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed through the covers
41.4
4
Kane Richardson to Buttler, FOUR, sublime from Buttler, leaning into this full delivery outside off and just caressing it through the covers. Wow that was sweet. How is this getting away from Australia?
41.3
3
Kane Richardson to Adil Rashid, 3 runs, full ball outside off, sliced away through backward point. Buttler hares back for three to beat third man's throw. The crowd is right behind England
41.2
0
Kane Richardson to Adil Rashid, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, chopped to point
41.1
0
Kane Richardson to Adil Rashid, no run, full ball with a bit of shape away from off, Rashid gets forward and defends
40.6
1
Agar to Adil Rashid, 1 run, leans into the ball and pushes down to long-off
40.5
0
Agar to Adil Rashid, no run, sliding on from a back of a length, Rashid has given himself ample time on the back foot to figure it out. Blocked
40.4
1
Agar to Buttler, 1 run, bit of a leading edge from Buttler as the ball grips from middle and leg, but it was hit firmly and is through Agar before he stoops to his right
40.3
0
Agar to Buttler, no run, fuller, knocked away to point
40.2
0
Agar to Buttler, no run, gently punched to short midwicket
40.1
4
Agar to Buttler, FOUR, edged and four. Helpless smile from Agar. He kept this straight and flat at the stumps, got Buttler stuck in the crease but there's no one in the slips

Ashton Agar [6.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack

Final ten overs, 39 needed with two wickets in hand. This is starting to get really close.

39.6
1
Kane Richardson to Buttler, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off, patted in front of point for a quick single
39.5
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, has to slightly reach out for this delivery. He was looking to drive through the covers, but ends up skewing it to mid-on
39.4
4
Kane Richardson to Buttler, FOUR, beats mid-off! Just 40 needed now. Pitched right up to Buttler who punches it away sweetly. Agar got there with his dive though and should have done better
39.3
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery at the stumps, turned to short midwicket
39.3
1
Kane Richardson to Buttler, wide, sprays it well down leg
39.2
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, defended to short cover
39.1
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery on off, Buttler steps out and defends

Kane Richardson [6.0-0-34-3] is back into the attack

38.6
0
Lyon to Adil Rashid, no run, not much turn from a length, Rashid opens the bat-face to steer it to short third man
38.5
0
Lyon to Adil Rashid, no run, nicely forward in defence, although he gets it off a thick inside edge
38.4
0
Lyon to Adil Rashid, no run, pushed through flatter, blocked from the crease
38.3
1
Lyon to Buttler, 1 run, flays the cut to deep point. It was hit uppishly, but there was no one in the ring
38.2
1
Lyon to Adil Rashid, 1 run, tosses this up outside off, Rashid works it down to long-on
38.1
1
Lyon to Buttler, 1 run, flat on middle and leg, clipped through midwicket
37.6
1
Stanlake to Buttler, 1 run, full ball outside off, punched to sweeper cover. Stanlake is done for the day
37.5
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, full ball outside off, pushed to cover
37.4
2
Stanlake to Buttler, 2 runs, oh this could have been really close if the throw had been closer. As it is, Buttler has thrown himself into the crease to make it comfortably. He had lost his balance for a fleeting moment after completing the first run, and was in serious danger. The throw from deep square leg isn't a bad one, but it's just not good enough to beat Buttler's commitment. He had played this softly into the on-side, so there was two there
37.3
4
Stanlake to Buttler, leg byes, FOUR, tails in late, but it's too leg-sidish. It takes some of Buttler's pad on the way and beats Paine to his left
37.2
1
Stanlake to Adil Rashid, 1 run, good length ball outside off, steered away to third man
37.1
0
Stanlake to Adil Rashid, no run, short of length delivery on off, Rashid jumps in the crease as he drops it in front of backward point
36.6
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, solid in defence. Nice stride out to block this length ball to short cover
36.5
1
Lyon to Adil Rashid, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, nudged through square leg. 150 up. Pressure slightly shifting towards Australia
36.4
1
Lyon to Buttler, 1 run, shuffles across and tucks it in front of backward square
36.3
1
Lyon to Adil Rashid, 1 run, Lyon goes flatter, straighter, allows Rashid to pick him away through backward square
36.2
2
Lyon to Adil Rashid, 2 runs, expertly played by Rashid, using the angle to his advantage and opening the bat-face in defence. Guides the ball behind backward point and helps himself to a couple of runs
36.1
0
Lyon to Adil Rashid, no run, drifting across off from round the wicket, Rashid turns it to short midwicket

Nathan Lyon [8.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

35.6
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, 82mph, defended through cover-point
35.5
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, back of a length on off, blocked to point
35.4
4
Stanlake to Buttler, FOUR, stamps his authority as he whacks the short ball through midwicket. Stanlake's speed is down, only 83mph with this short ball, and Buttler thumps him on the front foot
35.3
1
Stanlake to Adil Rashid, leg byes, 1 run, comprehensively deceived by the slower short ball, through with the pull too early and it deflects off his body down towards third man
35.2
2
Stanlake to Adil Rashid, 2 runs, very delicately dabbed, Stoinis runs across from third man to stop the ball. But he loses balance and takes a tumble, allowing Rashid to get back for two
35.1
1
Stanlake to Buttler, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, punched rapidly to sweeper cover

Billy Stanlake [8.0-1-24-3] is back into the attack

34.6
0
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, no run, yorker at the stumps, tailed in late. Rashid digs it out
34.5
1
Stoinis to Buttler, 1 run, full length ball, Buttler works it down to long-on
34.4
0
Stoinis to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, defended
34.3
1
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, 1 run, length ball outside off, Rashid runs it down to third man
34.3
1
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, wide, down the leg-side, called wide
34.2
0
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, no run, back of a length delivery at the stumps, Rashid is comfortable in defence
34.1
1
Stoinis to Buttler, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed wide of point
34.1
1
Stoinis to Buttler, wide, slower short ball, loses control with it and bowls it very wide of off
33.6
1
Kane Richardson to Buttler, 1 run, yorker on off, squeezes it out into the off-side
33.5
2
Kane Richardson to Buttler, 2 runs, full ball outside off, punched away wide of sweeper cover
33.4
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, knocked into the covers
33.3
4
Kane Richardson to Buttler, FOUR, shuffles across and glances it fine off the pads. It was a pretty full ball from Richardson, headed for the stumps, and Buttler couldn't have afforded to miss it. Desperate dive from Stanlake, running around from fine leg, but he's very unfortunate to flick it back into his other hand and drag the ball into the boundary
33.2
1
Kane Richardson to Adil Rashid, 1 run, very stylish from Rashid as he picks a full ball from outside off and flicks it to deep square leg
33.1
1
Kane Richardson to Buttler, 1 run, he's still playing normal cricket, quite happy to trust Rashid. Knocks this length ball wide of cover for one
32.6
0
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, no run, back of a length delivery on off, blunted out
32.5
0
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, no run, good length ball outside off, mistimes the drive to cover
32.4
0
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, no run, back of a length delivery around off, dabbed to backward point
32.3
0
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, no run, back of a length delivery on middle, keeps it out with a straight bat
32.2
2
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, 2 runs, sublime timing from Rashid as he steers this length ball through backward point. Carey cuts it off
32.1
0
Stoinis to Adil Rashid, no run, back of a length delivery at the stumps, defended in front of point

Marcus Stoinis [4.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

31.6
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, defended into the off-side

Slowest ODI fifty for Buttler (74 balls)
Previous: Off 59 balls vs India, Perth 2015

31.5
4
Kane Richardson to Buttler, FOUR, educated edge from Buttler, steering this very fine for four. It's his fifty too. Length ball outside off from Richardson, Buttler seemed to know what he was doing there
31.4
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, good length ball outside off, Buttler shoulders arms
31.3
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, good length delivery around off, punched to mid-off
31.2
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, length ball outside off, left alone
31.1
2
Kane Richardson to Buttler, leg byes, 2 runs, walks across and tries glancing it fine, but it comes off the thigh pad. Since it came off the pad, the ball rolls slowly in front of fine leg, giving them enough time to get back for the second
30.6
0
Stanlake to Adil Rashid, no run, short of length on off, safely blocked to short cover
30.5
0
Stanlake to Adil Rashid, no run, left alone outside off
30.4
0
Stanlake to Adil Rashid, no run, short of length delivery, climbs sharply on Rashid to hit the splice of the bat. He was eyeing the cover region here, rather ambitiously. Did well in the end to take the bottom hand off

Slip comes in for Rashid, most of the field comes in too

30.3
1
Stanlake to Buttler, 1 run, walks down and pulls the short ball through square leg
30.2
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, no balance from Buttler as he drives away from the body. His front foot just didn't move across far enough. Lucky not to edge it through

Buttler shuffles in his crease, Stanlake pulls out

30.1
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, blocked to point

Billy Stanlake [7.0-1-23-3] is back into the attack

Watch out for Buttler now, as he'll surely take a lot more risks. 92 away. Can he take England close? He's up against Stanlake

29.6
0
Kane Richardson to Adil Rashid, no run, length ball outside off, left alone
29.5
0
Kane Richardson to Adil Rashid, no run, that's not a bad hat-trick delivery at all, but Rashid is up for it. Full, dipping in late towards the stumps, but Rashid had it covered on the front foot

Adil Rashid, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Drinks are on the field now!

29.4
0
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, out Caught by Paine!! They don't need to review for this. Big edge. And what a brilliant catch this is from Tim Paine, diving full stretch to his right with both hands. The full and wide one doing the trick for Richardson again, who is on a hat-trick now. What a poor shot from Plunkett though. Plunkett c Paine b Kane Richardson 0(1)

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

Liam Plunkett, right handed bat, comes to the crease

29.3
0
Kane Richardson to Sam Curran, out Caught by Paine!! Definite noise there, but umpire Dharmasena hasn't picked it. Australia have, though. They've no hesitation in going for the review. Big spike on UltraEdge. England sinking. Full and wide from Richardson as he slants it away from the left-hander, Curran can't resist himself from having a flash at it. Gets the nick on the way through. Sam Curran c Paine b Kane Richardson 15(21) [4s-1 6s-1]

Kane Richardson to Sam Curran, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

29.2
1
Kane Richardson to Buttler, 1 run, has to stretch out again. Full, wide delivery from Richardson, Buttler makes contact this time as he drives to sweeper cover
29.1
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, walks down the pitch, throws his hands at a wide one and it didn't look like it was far from taking the edge

Kane Richardson [3.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack

28.6
4
D Arcy Short to Sam Curran, FOUR, rocks back and smashes the pull through midwicket. This might be the only over for Short, after a generous couple of half-trackers

An inflatable melon has made its way onto the field. Crowd loves it. Loud boos as the security guard takes it away

28.5
0
D Arcy Short to Sam Curran, no run, flighted leg-break just outside off, pushed with the turn to short cover
28.4
1
D Arcy Short to Buttler, 1 run, flat on middle, turning back in, Buttler nudges it round the corner
28.3
1
D Arcy Short to Sam Curran, 1 run, knock and run. Gently plays it in front of short cover and calls Buttler through
28.2
0
D Arcy Short to Sam Curran, no run, turning away outside off, left alone
28.1
6
D Arcy Short to Sam Curran, SIX, absolute long-hop to start with and Curran punishes him. Swats it away over mid-on for a flat six

D Arcy Short, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack

27.6
2
Stoinis to Buttler, 2 runs, punches it away through point to raise the hundred for England. He'll come back for two as well
27.5
0
Stoinis to Buttler, no run, short of length delivery close to off, stabbed to backward point
27.4
0
Stoinis to Buttler, no run, punched to short cover
27.3
1
Stoinis to Sam Curran, 1 run, fullish just outside off, patted through point
27.2
1
Stoinis to Buttler, 1 run, short of length around off, Buttler takes a couple of steps down the pitch before crouching and helping the pull away through square leg
27.1
0
Stoinis to Buttler, no run, back of a length on off, turned to short midwicket
26.6
0
Lyon to Sam Curran, no run, lunges out and plays it back to Lyon
26.5
0
Lyon to Sam Curran, no run, back of a length outside off, left alone
26.4
0
Lyon to Sam Curran, no run, this has to be close, hasn't it? Quicker through the air from Lyon, slides on to hit the front pad as Curran plays all around it. Not out says the umpire. Paine walks down to have a chat with Lyon, and in the dying seconds, they go for the review. No edge on it, but according to ball-tracking, it's only clipping leg stump. So the onfield call will stay
26.3
1
Lyon to Buttler, 1 run, slides back in the crease as he dabs this wide of short third man
26.2
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, flighted on middle, defended to short midwicket
26.1
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, right on top of the ball to smother it out to short cover
25.6
0
Stoinis to Sam Curran, no run, leaping short ball on off, Curran lets it sail past him
25.5
0
Stoinis to Sam Curran, no run, punched out to mid-off
25.4
0
Stoinis to Sam Curran, no run, back of a length delivery on off, punched to mid-off
25.3
1
Stoinis to Buttler, 1 run, walks down the pitch and is met with a short ball, but Buttler doesn't back down and swings a pull to fine leg
25.2
1
Stoinis to Sam Curran, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off, punches it down to third man
25.1
1
Stoinis to Buttler, 1 run, back of a length delivery on leg, swatted down to fine leg
24.6
1
Lyon to Buttler, 1 run, rolls his wrists on top of the ball as he works it off the pads
24.5
1
Lyon to Sam Curran, 1 run, driven through the covers
24.4
0
Lyon to Sam Curran, no run, excellent work at backward square leg to keep Curran on strike
24.3
0
Lyon to Sam Curran, no run, square turn for Lyon, and that too after he fired this in. Darted in on a back of a length, Curran is playing the first line as he strives to guard his stumps but the ball veers away prodigiously. Just too good to edge it

Slip in for Curran

24.2
1
Lyon to Buttler, 1 run, worked off the pads behind square
24.1
2
Lyon to Buttler, 2 runs, punched off the back foot through backward point, he's looking for two right from the off and hurtles back for it to beat Carey's throw
23.6
0
Stoinis to Sam Curran, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and off, blunted out
23.5
1
Stoinis to Buttler, 1 run, on the pads, flicks it to deep square leg
23.4
1
Stoinis to Sam Curran, 1 run, steered away down to third man
23.3
0
Stoinis to Sam Curran, no run, short of length delivery angled across off, chops it back to the keeper
23.2
0
Stoinis to Sam Curran, no run, back of a length delivery on off, blocked

Sam Curran, left handed bat, comes to the crease

23.1
0
Stoinis to Moeen Ali, out Caught by Lyon!! Squared up, squirts it off a thick edge to point. England six down. Back of a length delivery on middle, Ali stays leg-side of it again as he tries to defend, but the angle does him in. There was just a slight moment where he shaped up for the pull, but realised the length wasn't short enough. So he tried making the adjustment, but failed to regulate the bat speed. Moeen Ali c Lyon b Stoinis 16(31)

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

22.6
2
Lyon to Buttler, 2 runs, drags the reverse-sweep away through backward point, Carey runs across and dives to keep the ball to within a foot of the boundary
22.5
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, driven to cover
22.4
1
Lyon to Moeen Ali, 1 run, floated up full, Ali punches it to the left of long-off
22.3
2
Lyon to Moeen Ali, 2 runs, thick top-edge on the sweep, gets away with it. Australia have their long leg pretty fine, much finer than it usually is for a spinner. And this ball has dropped well wide of him
22.2
0
Lyon to Moeen Ali, no run, drifting in on middle, Ali has his front leg well out of the way as he steers it to point
22.1
0
Lyon to Moeen Ali, no run, length ball sliding in towards off and middle, Ali gets a nice stride forward to defend
21.6
1
Stoinis to Moeen Ali, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, crisply driven off the back foot to sweeper cover
21.5
0
Stoinis to Moeen Ali, no run, back of a length delivery on off, defended from the crease
21.4
0
Stoinis to Moeen Ali, no run, back of a length delivery around off, deadbatted into the off-side
21.3
0
Stoinis to Moeen Ali, no run, airy waft from Ali outside off, beaten. The bounce again. Short of length delivery outside off, flashes at it but misses out
21.2
2
Stoinis to Moeen Ali, 2 runs, the extra bounce off this pitch has troubled batsmen from both teams. Here again, Ali looks to punch a back of a length delivery which rises and takes the edge pretty high up on the bat. No slips from Australia though, runs away fine. Good work from Stanlake down at third man to save the boundary
21.1
0
Stoinis to Moeen Ali, no run, back of a length delivery pushed across off, cut his fingers across the ball there, Ali stabs it towards point

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

20.6
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, blunted out from the crease
20.5
1
Lyon to Moeen Ali, 1 run, floats it up and drifts it in on off, Ali works it away wide of mid-on
20.4
1
Lyon to Buttler, 1 run, slightly short outside off, cuts it through point
20.3
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, reckon the follow-through of his bat has inadvertently saved Buttler here. He went for a reverse-sweep, but was beaten by Lyon's extra bounce. The ball kicked up off the pitch to hit the arm on the way and it was on its way down towards the stumps, before the bat came across and knocked it away
20.2
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, flat and quick on leg stump, clipped to backward square leg
20.1
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, nicely bowled there. Saw Buttler advancing and pulled his length back, before spinning it into the pad
19.6
1
Stanlake to Buttler, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, dabbed down to third man
19.5
1
Stanlake to Moeen Ali, 1 run, pitched right up outside off, Ali's front foot is a bit sluggish to move as he's expecting the short one, but he's still able to cream it away to sweeper cover
19.4
0
Stanlake to Moeen Ali, no run, pushed to cover
19.3
1
Stanlake to Buttler, 1 run, skiddy short of length delivery at the body, Buttler goes deep in the crease to give himself a little bit more time but he's still rushed in the pull shot as he swivels across. Gets it high on the bat and rolls it down to fine leg
19.2
1
Stanlake to Moeen Ali, 1 run, back of a length delivery on leg, clipped through square leg
19.1
0
Stanlake to Moeen Ali, no run, back of a length delivery on middle, again, he stays leg-side of the ball as he defends
18.6
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, pushed through quicker, slides on with the angle, Buttler defends to point
18.5
1
Lyon to Moeen Ali, 1 run, flighted off-break turning away from the stumps, pushed through the covers
18.4
1
Lyon to Buttler, 1 run, flat on middle and leg, tucked round the corner
18.3
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, bit too full from Lyon, Buttler whips the drive to mid-off. Struck it very sweetly but couldn't get it through
18.2
1
Lyon to Moeen Ali, 1 run, opens the bat-face and knocks it into the covers
18.1
0
Lyon to Moeen Ali, no run, ripper from Lyon, misses off stump by a whisker! Drifting in from round the wicket, lands on a length and grips away from Ali who has stayed leg-side of the ball. He's guarding against the one which comes on with the arm, but it leaves his off stump exposed. The ball just turns wide of it, and bounces over it
17.6
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, chopped to point. Wasn't enough width on offer to cut
17.5
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, walks across the stumps now, but Stanlake probably spots him and bowls this wider of off. Buttler tempers down and defends
17.4
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery on off, right behind the line this time to block it back
17.3
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, 88.6mph, back of a length delivery close to off, rushes Buttler in his defence as he gets a thick inside edge onto pad
17.2
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Buttler chooses not to go hard on it. He ensures that he's on top of the bounce before patting the cut away to point
17.1
1
Stanlake to Moeen Ali, 1 run, short of length at the body, Ali fends it off safely in the short leg region. Was able to get on top of the bounce of this one

Billy Stanlake [5.0-1-18-3] is back into the attack

16.6
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, right back in the crease to defend
16.5
1
Lyon to Moeen Ali, 1 run, knocks it with an open face through cover-point
16.4
0
Lyon to Moeen Ali, no run, going on with the arm, takes a thick inside edge in defence
16.3
1
Lyon to Buttler, 1 run, uses his feet and works it to mid-on
16.2
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, nicely drifted across off, Buttler defends to cover
16.1
0
Lyon to Buttler, no run, slides it across off from round the wicket, Buttler steers it to backward point

Welcome back. Lyon to continue after the break.

14:34 Local Time, 13:34 GMT, 19:04 IST: That's the lunch break and Australia have bowled extremely well in the past one hour to bag five crucial wickets. The decision to open with Agar was a masterclass as he got Roy early on in the innings. The English openers have been severe in this series but Stanlake bowled a peach of a spell to get three important wickets of their in-form batsmen. Buttler is looking in good touch yet again but can he take England home and make the scoreline 5-0? We'll be back in a while with rest of English innings to find that out.

15.6
1
Kane Richardson to Buttler, 1 run, a full toss on the pads, Buttler flicks it away as the ball falls short of deep square leg
15.5
4
Kane Richardson to Buttler, FOUR, cracking shot! Sweet sound of the willow there. Short and wide outside off, Buttler throws his hands at it and cracks it through the gap at point. Fine shot by Buttler who gets his second boundary of the over.
15.4
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, on a length around middle and leg, tucked into the leg side from within the crease
15.3
4
Kane Richardson to Buttler, FOUR, just past Head at extra cover! This was chipped by Buttler and it was past the diving Head at short extra cover. Was full and outside off and Buttler was a touch early in his drive on that occasion
15.2
2
Kane Richardson to Buttler, 2 runs, late swing on that ball Buttler brings his bat down and flicks it away. Brace taken as the ball rolls down to deep mid-wicket
15.1
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, takes a couple of steps and plays it with soft hands in order to drop it in front of gully
14.6
0
Lyon to Moeen Ali, no run, blocks that loopy delivery right back to the bowler
14.5
0
Lyon to Moeen Ali, no run, drives that back to the bowler as it's a full and tossed up delivery
14.4
1
Lyon to Buttler, 1 run, hits the top of his willow as he drops the floater in front of cover
14.3
1
Lyon to Moeen Ali, 1 run, England could have been six down! That's a risky single, lucky escape for Moeen Ali. Was never a run there. The batsman tucked it towards short mid-wicket and called for a run. Head was quick to gather it and have a shy at the bowler's end, unfortunately it didn't hit. Else, it would have been curtains for Mo Ali
14.2
0
Lyon to Moeen Ali, no run, spinning away from the batsman outside off, Moeen is ahead to dead bat it
14.1
0
Lyon to Moeen Ali, no run, floater on middle and leg, pushed in front of mid-on

Nathan Lyon [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack

13.6
1
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, 1 run, shortish on the thigh pad, tucked into the leg side by Moeen
13.5
1
Kane Richardson to Buttler, 1 run, steers that down to third man and takes a single
13.4
1
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, 1 run, almost squares him up. This was tailing away from the batsman, Moeen tried to tuck that but he got an outside edge. Lucky there was no fielder at gully, else this might have been an easy catch
13.3
0
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, no run, short of a length outside off, Moeen stays back and drops it into the off side
13.2
0
Kane Richardson to Moeen Ali, no run, good length delivery angled outside off, Moeen Ali lifts his bat and lets it through

Moeen Ali, left handed bat, comes to the crease

13.1
0
Kane Richardson to Hales, out Caught by Paine!! Half of England are back to the hut. Hales is disappointed with this shot as he chases a widish delivery. Was outside off and too far to be fetched from. End result - it induces an outside edge and Paine takes an easy catch to his right. Australia lost their fifth wicket on 100, England have lost it exactly on half the score. Hales c Paine b Kane Richardson 20(29) [4s-3]

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

12.6
0
Agar to Buttler, no run, moves away a bit and pushes the floater towards the man at mid-off
12.5
1
Agar to Hales, 1 run, 50 for England and the crowd is up in an applause. Has taken quite a while to bring up the fifty. This was on the pads as Hales tickled it away into the deep
12.4
0
Agar to Hales, no run, another big stride as Hales eases this one to left side of Agar
12.3
1
Agar to Buttler, 1 run, punches that on the up, beats short cover and finds sweeper
12.2
0
Agar to Buttler, no run, spinning away from the batsman as Buttler angles it in front of backward point
12.1
1
Agar to Hales, 1 run, drives the floater down to long-off for a single
11.6
4
Kane Richardson to Buttler, FOUR, just over the fielder at mid-off! Full length delivery on off, Buttler shuffles a bit in the crease and decides to chip this over mid-off. On a few bounces into the fence
11.5
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, pitched up and swinging into the batsman around off, Buttler pushes it down to mid-off
11.4
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, moves away to his right and taps the length delivery in front of point
11.3
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, soft hands on this shot as Buttler plays it off his back foot
11.2
0
Kane Richardson to Buttler, no run, good length delivery on middle and leg, Buttler tucks it in front of mid-on
11.1
2
Kane Richardson to Buttler, 2 runs, on a length outside off, Buttler drives it through the gap at covers, slightly to the right of sweeper and takes two

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

10.6
1
Agar to Buttler, 1 run, drives this through the gap at cover to end the over with a single
10.5
1
Agar to Hales, 1 run, tickles the shorter delivery in front of square leg for a single
10.4
0
Agar to Hales, no run, on his back foot as he plays a firm punch against a short delivery, back to the bowler again
10.3
0
Agar to Hales, no run, this has been pushed back to the bowler by Hales
10.2
1
Agar to Buttler, 1 run, full and flat around off, Buttler creams it down to long-off for a single
10.1
4
Agar to Buttler, FOUR, successive boundaries for England but this could have easily taken down the leg-stump. Was a straighter delivery on off, Buttler played for the spin and got an inside edge that evaded the leg-stump.
9.6
4
Stanlake to Hales, FOUR, a rare loose delivery by Stanlake. Has bowled his heart out in this spell. This was short and wide enough for the batsman to free his arms. Makes the most of the provided width does Hales and cuts it right into the gap at cover-point.
9.5
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, seaming into the batsman, slightly on a full length, Hales keeps his cool and pushes it firmly to mid-off
9.4
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, another delivery pitched on a full length on off, Hales plays an off-drive only to find the fielder at mid-off
9.3
1
Stanlake to Buttler, 1 run, pitched on a full length outside off, Buttler slices it down to third man
9.2
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, that's the line! Haven't seen a better spell by a quickie in recent times. This pitched outside off and took off after hitting the deck. Buttler tried to punch it but got beaten due to the extra bounce and pace
9.1
1
Stanlake to Hales, 1 run, short and quick outside off, keeps straight and as Hales looks to punch it on the up, it catches the outside edge
8.6
0
Agar to Buttler, no run, punches this one again off his back foot, but Carey doesn't have to move an inch
8.5
0
Agar to Buttler, no run, short and quick outside off, Buttler cuts it to cover-point where Carey does well to stop it with a dive to his left
8.4
0
Agar to Buttler, no run, reaches the pitch of the delivery with a front foot stride and pushes it back to the bowler
8.3
0
Agar to Buttler, no run, slower one outside off, spins away a bit as Buttler chips it into the off-side
8.2
1
Agar to Hales, 1 run, nimble footwork by Hales as he punches this one towards long-off. For a moment the fielder at extra cover was interested but this was hit
8.1
0
Agar to Hales, no run, flatter delivery around middle and leg, tucked to the fielder at short mid-wicket

Ashton Agar [3.0-0-11-1] is back into the attack

7.6
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, wicket-maiden by Billy Stanlake. This was a good length delivery outside off and Buttler thought it's better to shoulder arms
7.5
0
Stanlake to Buttler, no run, back of a length outside off, Buttler stays in his crease as he knocks it in front of cover

Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease

7.4
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, out Bowled!! What an excellent burst of spell this is turning out to be. Bowled a couple of short ones earlier and pushed the English skipper on his back foot - only to come back and bowl a fuller delivery. Morgan was on his front foot to fend it but the ball keeps straight, goes through his defence and beats him for pace. A classic pacer's dismissal. England in desperate search of a partnership. Eoin Morgan b Stanlake 0(4)

Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

7.3
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, no run, a loud call by Morgan as he defends the shortish delivery to the right of Stanlake
7.2
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, no run, ducks underneath a short one aimed at the helmet
7.1
0
Stanlake to Eoin Morgan, no run, short of a length around middle and leg, tucked towards the fielder at short mid-wicket by Morgan
6.6
0
Lyon to Hales, no run, turns this one away to mid-on to end the over. Quick over by the bowler, that
6.5
0
Lyon to Hales, no run, fielder at cover in action as Hales offers a front-foot push against a flighted ball
6.4
0
Lyon to Hales, no run, flatter in trajectory on off, pushed back to the bowler off his front foot
6.3
0
Lyon to Hales, no run, another forward stride but flicks this one to mid-wicket, straight to the fielder there
6.2
4
Lyon to Hales, FOUR, creamed away! A tossed up delivery outside off, Hales comes on the front foot and effortlessly creams this through covers. Right into the gap and away into the fence
6.1
0
Lyon to Hales, no run, floated delivery outside off, Hales is quick to go back in the crease and cut it away

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

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

5.6
0
Stanlake to Root, out Caught by Shaun Marsh!! Exhibition of fast bowling by Stanlake as he bags the second wicket of this over. Bowls another short of a length delivery outside off and extracts some bounce of the wicket. Root is caught in the crease as he looks to punch that with lack of foot movement. An outside edge is found and Marsh at first slip has no trouble to grab it. Can't get any easier. Root c Shaun Marsh b Stanlake 1(3)

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

5.5
3
Stanlake to Hales, 3 runs, Head saves a run by throwing himself to stop the ball near the fence. Flicks it back into play and keeps the batsmen down to three. This was a short of a length outside off, Hales camped back and punched it firmly through the gap at cover-point
5.4
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, in that channel outside off, back of a length and quick one. Hales is on his back foot as the ball catches the top half of his willow, hit the maker's name.
5.3
1
Stanlake to Root, 1 run, short and quick one aimed at the ribcage, forces Root to get on his toe as he tucks it in front of short fine and scampers across
5.2
0
Stanlake to Root, no run, back of a length outside off, Root eases this one into the off side off his back foot

Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.1
0
Stanlake to Bairstow, out Bowled!! Chopped on! Both English openers are back in the pavilion. Nothing to take away from the Aussie bowlers though as they are bowling some good lines and lengths. This was back of a length delivery closer to the body. It nipped back a tad and caught Bairstow's inside edge as he went for the cut. The furniture gets disturbed as Big Billy bags his first. Bairstow b Stanlake 12(20) [4s-1]

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

4.6
0
Agar to Hales, no run, flatter delivery around off, pushed gently into the off side
4.6
2
Agar to Bairstow, 2 wides, harsh call on the bowler as this had flicked Bairstow's pads. He tried to sweep the straighter delivery and the keeper got beaten as it got deviated off Bairstows pads
4.5
2
Agar to Bairstow, 2 runs, quick legs! This was nudged away to deep square leg by Bairstow and by the time the fielder gathered it, Bairstow had started to come back for the second
4.4
0
Agar to Bairstow, no run, moves away and punches this one into the off side again
4.3
0
Agar to Bairstow, no run, takes a forward stride and pushes this one in front of cover-point
4.2
0
Agar to Bairstow, no run, quick delivery and skidding on, Bairstow tries to punch it off his back foot and almost mistimes it
4.1
0
Agar to Bairstow, no run, floated on middle and leg, eased back to the bowler
3.6
1
Stanlake to Bairstow, 1 run, putting the pressure on fielders are these two batsmen. This was played with soft hands in front of cover by Bairstow and he was quick to get to the other end. There was a shy at the bowler's end but the ball was nowhere close to hitting
3.5
0
Stanlake to Bairstow, no run, short and quick outside off, Bairstow rocks back and knocks that in front of cover
3.4
2
Stanlake to Bairstow, 2 runs, chops the shortish delivery through the gap at point and manages to come back for two. Good running between the wickets
3.3
0
Stanlake to Bairstow, no run, short of a length outside off, punched off his back foot into the off side by Bairstow
3.2
4
Stanlake to Bairstow, FOUR, edged away! Again good bounce on this delivery by Stanlake. Pitched outside off and takes off after hitting the deck. Bairstow offers a feeble poke and ends up getting a thick outside edge that flies past second slip and beats the diving fielder at third man
3.1
0
Stanlake to Bairstow, no run, good carry on that! On a length and outside off, Bairstow tries to cut but gets undone due to the extra bounce. Could have easily nicked it behind
2.6
0
Agar to Hales, no run, comes on to the front foot and pushes the straighter one to the bowler
2.5
0
Agar to Hales, no run, moves away and punches the flatter delivery into the off side, does Hales
2.4
4
Agar to Hales, FOUR, excellent timing on that on-drive. This was full and flat around middle and leg, Hales kept his eyes on the ball and times it past the fielder at mid-on. No chance of stopping that, no chance
2.3
1
Agar to Bairstow, 1 run, a comfortable off-drive by Bairstow as he plays this down to long-off
2.2
0
Agar to Bairstow, no run, stays in his crease, takes a forward stride and drives the fullish deliveyr back to Agar
2.1
0
Agar to Bairstow, no run, flatter one around middle and leg, nudged in front of short mid-wicket by Bairstow
1.6
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, goes fuller this time. Quicker too around middle as Hales brings his bat down and plays an on-drive. The bat twisted in his hands as it came off the bottom past
1.5
0
Stanlake to Hales, no run, pulls his length back, around the off-stump channel with a bit of inward movement. Hales is on his back foot as he offers a firm defensive punch
1.4
1
Stanlake to Bairstow, 1 run, straying on the pads is this length delivery, Bairstow tucks it away to deep square and moves to the other end
1.3
0
Stanlake to Bairstow, no run, on a length outside off, Bairstow pushes this one to cover
1.2
0
Stanlake to Bairstow, no run, short and quick outside off, Bairstow sways away from the line of the delivery
1.1
0
Stanlake to Bairstow, no run, starts off with a length delivery around off, Bairstow stays rooted in his crease as he defends

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

0.6
0
Agar to Hales, no run, takes a big forward stride and Hales is on his front foot to block it down
0.5
0
Agar to Hales, no run, flatter one on the pads, flicked to the fielder at short fine leg

Alex Hales, right handed bat, comes to the crease

0.4
0
Agar to Roy, out Bowled!! The ploy to bowl spin against Roy has worked for them. He struggled against spin in the T20 League too. Coming back to the delivery - it was the straighter delivery pushed through by Agar. Roy comes down the wicket and has a mighty heave only to get beaten. The middle-stump goes for a toss as England lose their first wicket. Roy b Agar 1(3)

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

0.3
1
Agar to Bairstow, 1 run, flat and quick on off, Bairstow moves away and drives it to wide long-off
0.2
1
Agar to Roy, 1 run, this was a touch tossed up around off, Roy chips it past the bowler and gets off the mark
0.1
0
Agar to Roy, no run, comes down the wicket and flicks the flatter delivery to short mid-wicket

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