ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019

England vs Australia - Match 3

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Date & Time: 25 May 2019

England 285/10

RR: 5.75 | Australia beat England by 12 runs

commentary

England skipper, Jos Buttler, says the bowlers were good, good to see Plunkett taking wickets. Mentions he is disappointed he did not win it but feels despite the injuries they are in good shape. States their waiting for results on Wood's injury. Credits the way Smith played on tough track.

James Vince who is up for an interview says he is disappointed to not get over the line. Reckons the wicket was two paced and it was not coming onto the bat nicely. Credits the way Buttler played and mentions he took all the pressure off. Appreciates the efforts from the bowlers, he feels the total should have been changed but they lacked partnerships. Ends by saying there are a few injury worries but he hopes they are fine.

The Australian bowling was really nice! You know you have done a good job if you defend a target below 300 under this England batting line-up. Everybody had a wicket at least to their name but Lyon was the pick as he not only was economical but also took a wicket.

After Smith's magnificent ton, Australia put up a competitive total on the board on a tricky wicket and England did not get off to the best possible starts. They lost Bairstow early and Roy too did not make an impact. Vince however, held one end up and stroked a well crafted fifty. However, it was Jos Buttler's innings which put England on top again. Once he fell though, the English batters never going going. Vince too departed and then Australia not only managed to choke the runs but also took wickets regularly due to which the task was too much for England.

What an outstanding game! We mentioned, it is a clash between two favorites of the tournament and it lived up to that expectation. Yes, it was only a warm up game but don't think any team played it as such.

49.3
1
M Stoinis to J Archer, RUN OUT! That is the end of the game! AUSTRALIA WIN BY 12 RUNS! A short ball on middle, Archer mistimes his pull towards deep mid-wicket. They take one, go for the second. Maxwell runs in, picks the ball up and fires it to the keeper who whips the bails off. Archer is well short. Customary handshakes taking place.
49.2
1
M Stoinis to A Rashid, Direct hit and it would have been all over! Short and on middle, Rashid looks to pull but gets an underedge towards the keeper. He goes for a run. Archer has to go for it. He gives up but luckily for him, Carey misses his shy at this end. 14 needed in 4. Need a biggie now do England.

Jofra Archer is the last man in for England.

49.1
0
M Stoinis to L Plunkett, OUT! That has been crunched but straight to Maxwell! Plunkett, probably England's last hope, is walking back. He comes down the track and smashes this short ball but does not get the desired elevation. He holes out to deep mid-wicket where Maxwell takes it. 15 in 5.
48.6
2
K Richardson to A Rashid, They get a couple courtesy a misfield! 15 needed in the last over. Slower one again and it is outside off, Rashid slaps it towards Smith. He lets it through and concedes an extra run.
48.5
2
K Richardson to A Rashid, In the air... but safe and two taken! Full and it is the slower one again. It is lofted towards mid-wicket for a couple. 17 needed from 7. They need to go big on the next ball.
48.4
0
K Richardson to A Rashid, Just the two runs from the four balls! Excellent deceptive bowling from Kane. Slower one and the length is perfect outside off, Rashid swings but misses.
48.3
0
K Richardson to A Rashid, Now a dot! The game seems to be slipping away from England. Rashid looks to paddle but Richardson bowls it outside off, he then looks to guide it down to third man. Misses.
48.2
1
K Richardson to L Plunkett, Two balls two singles! Perfect start for Richardson. Short and on the body, Plunkett pulls it towards deep square leg for one.
48.1
1
K Richardson to A Rashid, Just a single to begin with! Slower one and outside off, Rashid hits it towards sweeper cover and takes one.
47.6
1
M Stoinis to A Rashid, Very full and on middle, Rashid hits it down to long on but only for a run. Singles won't hurt Australia at the moment. What an over from Stoinis. He only concedes 3 runs and also got Woakes run out. 21 needed in the last two overs.
47.5
0
M Stoinis to A Rashid, Another dot! This is brilliant from Stoinis, changing his length continuously. He goes short this time. Rashid looks to upper cut but misses. 22 in 13 now.
47.4
1
M Stoinis to L Plunkett, Only a run again! Full and on off, Plunkett hits it hard towards mid off for a single.
47.3
0
M Stoinis to L Plunkett, A yorker on middle, it is jammed out towards the bowler. Top bowling by Stoinis. Just the run from the first three balls.

Adil Rashid comes in next.

47.2
0
M Stoinis to L Plunkett, OUT! Woakes is short and Australia can continue celebrating. Big wicket this. Plunkett looks to paddle but misses to get hit near the box. The ball rolls back towards the bowler. Woakes is off for a run but has to turn back. Stoinis picks the ball up and hits bull's eye at the non-striker's end. An appeal and the umpire takes it upstairs. One replay was enough to see Woakes has to take the long walk back. Game once again in the favor of Australia.

A direct hit and is Woakes short? Australia do feel so. This is a big moment in the game.

47.1
1
M Stoinis to C Woakes, Just a single! Full and on off, Woakes creams it but straight to sweeper cover.

Stoinis comes in to bowl.

46.6
0
K Richardson to L Plunkett, Slower one and it is outside off, Plunkett looks to drag his pull but misses. A dot to end. 24 needed from 3. 8 is the runs needed per over.
46.5
2
K Richardson to L Plunkett, Now a couple! This is on the pads, Plunkett works it towards mid-wicket. He mistimes it and that helps them take two. 24 needed in 19.
46.4
4
K Richardson to L Plunkett, FOUR! Thumped! Takes the pressure off! Slower ball and LP was waiting for it. He smashes it through wide long on and bags a boundary.
46.3
0
K Richardson to L Plunkett, Three top class slower ones! Again runs his fingers down the ball and bangs it short outside off, Plunkett looks to pull but misses.
46.2
1
K Richardson to C Woakes, Another brilliant slower one on middle, Woakes is once again early in the shot. This time he gets bat to ball and it rolls through covers for one.
46.1
0
K Richardson to C Woakes, Completely deceived! Slower one outside off, Woakes looks to go over covers but is way too early in the shot and gets beaten. Dot to begin, gold dust at this stage.
45.6
1
N Lyon to C Woakes, A single to end! Woakes dances down the track and looks to flick but gets a soft leading edge down to long off for a run. 31 needed in 24.
45.5
0
N Lyon to C Woakes, A dot now! Short and outside off, Woakes looks to cut but misses.
45.4
2
N Lyon to C Woakes, A couple now! Short and outside off, Woakes makes room and slaps it past point for a brace.
45.3
1
N Lyon to L Plunkett, Smartly eases it down to long on and gives the strike to Woakes.
45.2
0
N Lyon to L Plunkett, Uses his feet and looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
45.1
1
N Lyon to C Woakes, Worked with the turn down to long on for a single.
44.6
4
K Richardson to L Plunkett, FOUR! Lovely deft touch! Once again all the pressure is released. Length ball outside off, this is guided down to third man. Plunkett gets it very fine and it races away to the fence. 36 in 30.
44.5
2
K Richardson to L Plunkett, In the air... but just over! Full and on off, this is lofted over covers for a brace.
44.4
0
K Richardson to L Plunkett, Another dot! Short and outside off, this is slapped to covers.
44.3
1
K Richardson to C Woakes, On the shorter side, this is slapped through covers for only a single.
44.2
0
K Richardson to C Woakes, Slower one and very full on middle, Woakes jams it out back to the bowler.
44.1
0
K Richardson to C Woakes, Length and it is angled into the batsman. Woakes works it to mid-wicket.
43.6
0
M Stoinis to L Plunkett, Length ball on off, defended off the back foot. England need 43 more to win.
43.5
2
M Stoinis to L Plunkett, Short ball on the body, Plunkett pulls it to mid-wicket and takes a couple.
43.4
1
M Stoinis to C Woakes, On a length and outside off, driven to covers. A run added.
43.3
1
M Stoinis to L Plunkett, EDGED and DROPPED! Length ball outside off, Plunkett looks to drive through off side but gets a thick edge to the keeper. Cary dives to his right gets a glove but could not hold on. Eventually a single results .

This can probably be the last pair for England. Wood is certainly not going to bat and Dawson is also doubtful as he injured his finger in the first innings.

43.2
0
M Stoinis to L Plunkett, Length ball outside off, Plunkett looks to runs down to third man but fails to lay bat on ball.
43.1
0
M Stoinis to L Plunkett, Fuller ball outisde off, slower too, defended to mid off.
42.6
1
K Richardson to L Plunkett, Full and on the pads, this is flicked through square leg for one.

Liam Plunkett comes in next.

42.5
0
K Richardson to Tom Curran, OUT! Wicket no. 7 goes down! Australia somehow managing to hang in there. Length and outside off, it is the slower one. Curran is guilty of going too hard at it. He only manages an outside edge to point where Khawaja takes another catch.
42.4
1
K Richardson to C Woakes, A low full toss, Woakes his it towards mid off for a single.
42.3
4
K Richardson to C Woakes, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Releases all the pressure that was building. Full and outside off, Woakes carves it through point and the ball races away to the fence.
42.2
1
K Richardson to Tom Curran, Good length and on off, Curran slaps it through covers for one.
42.1
1
K Richardson to C Woakes, On the shorter side, this is cut through point for one.
41.6
0
N Lyon to Tom Curran, A dot to end! Another very good over. Gives it a lot of flight and bowls it on off, it turns back in. Curran looks to play against the turn but it goes off the inner half towards the bowler.
41.5
1
N Lyon to C Woakes, Woakes makes room and then slaps it through cover for another single.
41.4
1
N Lyon to Tom Curran, Works it with the turn through md-wicket for a single.
41.3
1
N Lyon to C Woakes, Flatter and outside off, Woakes cuts it through point for one.
41.2
0
N Lyon to C Woakes, Tosses it up on the pads, Woakes looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
41.1
0
N Lyon to C Woakes, That turns back in sharply. Pitches outside off, turns back in. Woakes keeps it out off the back foot. He initially shaped to cut but seeing the turn. Blocks it out.
40.6
0
A Zampa to Tom Curran, Zampa tosses it up! Curran dances down the track and keeps it out. Just the three runs and a wicket from Zampa's last. Not the best night for him though. 58 needed in 54.
40.5
1
A Zampa to C Woakes, A single as this is hit down to long on.

Tom Curran comes in next.

40.4
0
A Zampa to M Ali, OUT! Moeen Ali throws it away! Zampa strikes in his final over and gives Australia some hope. Not sure if this was needed with the run rate only just above 6. Zampa tosses it up on middle, it is too full. Moeen looks to go big but does not get under the delivery. Ends up hitting it straight to Richardson who makes no mistake.
40.3
1
A Zampa to C Woakes, Floats it up on middle, Woakes chips it towards long on. Maxwell collects it on the bounce. A single.
40.2
0
A Zampa to C Woakes, Flatter and on off, Woakes pushes it to covers.
40.1
1
A Zampa to M Ali, Shorter and on off, this is slapped through covers for one.

Powerplay 3 time! 5 fielders permitted outside the inner circle till the end of the innings.

39.6
1
K Richardson to M Ali, Sensible batting! Now guides it down to third man and takes one. 61 needed in the last 10.
39.5
4
K Richardson to M Ali, FOUR! Lovely shot! He was in total control of that shot. Length and around off, Moeen lofts it over covers and the ball races away to the fence.
39.4
0
K Richardson to M Ali, Moeen looks to drop and run but the bowler gets to the ball quickly and there is no single.
39.4
0
K Richardson to M Ali, Another wide! Down the leg side and Moeen again makes a leave.
39.3
0
K Richardson to M Ali, On the pads again, Ali looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
39.3
0
K Richardson to M Ali, WIDE! Down the leg side, Ali lets it be. Can't afford these at the moment.
39.2
1
K Richardson to C Woakes, Back of a length on off, Woakes guides it towards backward point and gets to the other end.
39.1
1
K Richardson to M Ali, Slower ball. Ali drops it towards point and gets to the other end.

Kane Richardson is back!

38.6
4
A Zampa to C Woakes, FOUR! Tossed up outside off, Woakes loves to drive it through covers and this delivery is perfect for him to drive. He doesn't miss.
38.5
0
A Zampa to C Woakes, Tossed up delivery, driven to mid off.
38.4
0
A Zampa to C Woakes, The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery.
38.3
0
A Zampa to C Woakes,Driven through mid-on by the batsman.
38.2
0
A Zampa to M Ali, Flatter on pads, worked towards leg side off the pads for a single.
38.1
3
A Zampa to C Woakes, The batsman plays the Square-Cut. Good effort by the fielder to ensure the ball doesnt cross the line. Three runs added to the total
37.6
1
J Behrendorff to C Woakes, A single to end! Woakes works it towards mid on and gets to the other end.
37.5
4
J Behrendorff to C Woakes, EDGY FOUR! Handy, very handy for England. Will release all the pressure. Length and around off, Woakes throws his bat at it. The ball flies off the outside edge to the third man fence.
37.4
0
J Behrendorff to C Woakes, Good short ball! It is quick and is well-directed. Woakes looks to pull but is beaten for pace.
37.3
2
J Behrendorff to C Woakes, Excellent fielding! Length and around off, Woakes slaps it through covers. Coulter-Nile runs to his right, dives and saves two for his side.
37.2
0
J Behrendorff to C Woakes, Length ball on middle, Woakes guides it to point.
37.1
1
J Behrendorff to M Ali, Good length on off, Ali looks to get it past point but the fielder there dives and makes a half stop but does not concede a second.
36.6
0
A Zampa to C Woakes, A dot to end a good over for Australia. A low full toss on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket. 86 needed in 78.
36.5
1
A Zampa to M Ali, On the bounce to the long on fielder! Very full on middle, Ali looks to go big but does not get under the delivery. He hits it on the bounce to long on. A single.
36.4
1
A Zampa to C Woakes, A little too straight, this is eased down to long on for one.
36.3
0
A Zampa to C Woakes, Gives it a lot air on off, Woakes strokes it to covers.
36.2
0
A Zampa to C Woakes, NOT OUT! Missing leg! Australia lose their sole review. Always looked so. The googly on off, Woakes seems to have picked it and tries to flick but misses. The ball hits him on the front pad. An appeal and it is turned down. Australia review and replays show it to be going down leg.

An appeal for an LBW has been turned down! Woakes is the man in question. It maybe sliding down leg.

36.1
1
A Zampa to M Ali, Very full on middle, Ali jams it down to long on and a run is taken.
35.6
0
J Behrendorff to C Woakes, BEATEN AGAIN! Length and on off, seam-up ball. This one takes off after pitching. Woakes looks to go over covers but misses.
35.5
0
J Behrendorff to C Woakes, BEATEN! Back of a length ball and it is angling away from the off pole. Woakes looks to guide it down to third man but gets beaten.
35.4
2
J Behrendorff to C Woakes, On the shorter side, Woakes stands tall and pulls it over mid-wicket for another two.
35.3
3
J Behrendorff to M Ali, Three taken! Slower one and it is fuller in length. Ali lofts it over mid off and the batters take three.
35.2
0
J Behrendorff to M Ali, Good length on off, Ali guides it towards short third man.
35.1
1
J Behrendorff to C Woakes, Length and on middle, Woakes looks to play it with a straight bat but gets it off the inner half towards fine leg for one.
34.6
2
A Zampa to M Ali, A couple to end! Short and outside off, Moeen Ali cuts it through point for a couple. 5 from this over. 95 needed in 90 balls.
34.5
0
A Zampa to M Ali, On the off pole, Moeen lunges and defends it onto the ground.
34.4
1
A Zampa to C Woakes, This is driven firmly down to long off for another run.
34.3
0
A Zampa to C Woakes, Flighted ball on off, Woakes strokes it to covers.
34.2
1
A Zampa to M Ali, Ali works it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end. 200 up.
34.1
1
A Zampa to C Woakes, Floats it up on off, Woakes strokes it through covers and a single is taken.
33.6
1
J Behrendorff to C Woakes, Woakes is off the mark! He guides this ball down to third man and gets to the other end. End of a successful over by JB.

Chris Woakes is the next man in.

33.5
0
J Behrendorff to J Vince, OUT! TAKEN! Vince, the well-set batsman is gone! A soft, soft dismissal. Vince will be disappointed with himself. The bowling change has worked wonders. Slightly short and outside off, Vince looks to upper cut it over short third man. The idea was not wrong but the execution was not there. He does not get enough meat on it and it goes straight to Lyon there. Half the side back in the hut for England. Game nicely poised now. 101 needed in 97.
33.4
1
J Behrendorff to M Ali, Good length on middle, Ali works it through mid-wicket and a single is taken. 101 needed now.
33.3
1
J Behrendorff to J Vince, Bowls it on a length around off, Vince strokes it through covers for one.
33.2
2
J Behrendorff to J Vince, Another couple! Vince pulls this one better but a little too close to deep mid-wicket. Two taken.
33.1
2
J Behrendorff to J Vince, A couple to welcome him! Short and on off, Vince drags his pull towards deep mid-wicket. Two taken.

DRINKS! Jason Behrendorff comes back into the attack.

32.6
1
A Zampa to J Vince, This is eased down to long off for a single.
32.5
4
A Zampa to J Vince, FOUR RUNNING RUNS! So the effort from Richardson in the deep comes to nothing. Short and outside off, Vince cuts it past point. Kane in the deep makes a lot of ground to his left, dives and pushes it back in. The batsmen run four though.
32.4
0
A Zampa to J Vince, Flatter on off, Vince goes back and keeps it out.
32.3
1
A Zampa to M Ali, Shortish and on middle, Ali pulls it down to long on and takes one.
32.2
0
A Zampa to M Ali, Very full on middle, Ali jams it out towards the bowler.
32.1
0
A Zampa to M Ali, On the pads, Ali works it to mid-wicket.

Zampa back into the attack.

31.6
0
N Lyon to J Vince, Fires it on off, Vince keeps it out.
31.5
0
N Lyon to J Vince, Now looks to play the sweep from outside off but misses to get hit on the body.
31.4
0
N Lyon to J Vince, Flatter on off, Vince keeps it out.
31.3
0
N Lyon to J Vince, Big, big stumping chance goes abegging! Can't afford all this at the moment. Vince dances down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He still goes ahead with the shot but due to the turn in, he misses. Carey too fails to collect and it races to the fine leg fence. Byes signaled.
31.2
1
N Lyon to M Ali, Ali now eases this through covers for a single.
31.1
0
N Lyon to M Ali, Leading edge and it goes just over Lyon. He slows it up and lands it on middle, Ali looks to play it against the turn but the ball goes off the leading edge, over the jumping Lyon and towards mid on.
30.6
2
N Coulter-Nile to J Vince, Good length ball, worked to the leg side for a couple.
30.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Vince, Good length delivery on middle, defended to mid-wicket.
30.4
2
N Coulter-Nile to J Vince, Length ball on off, punched off the back foot for single.
30.3
1
N Coulter-Nile to M Ali, Short of good length on the off stump, Ali rises on his toes and plays it to deep point for a single.
30.2
1
N Coulter-Nile to J Vince, Fifty for Vince now! He has crafted his innings brilliantly. He is grabbing the opportunity with both hands. Short and on middle, he pulls it through square leg for one. Needs to stay there till the end.
30.1
1
N Coulter-Nile to M Ali, Length delivery outside off, driven through covers for a single.
29.6
0
N Lyon to J Vince, Flatter and on off, JV plays it late towards short third man. Another dot. A tight over by Lyon. They need a few more do Australia.
29.5
0
N Lyon to J Vince, Dances down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. Looks to flick but it goes off the inner half towards short fine leg.
29.4
1
N Lyon to M Ali, Floats it up on off, Ali strokes it down to long off for one.
29.3
0
N Lyon to M Ali, Floats it up on middle, Ali keeps it out.
29.2
1
N Lyon to J Vince, Stays back and hits it down to long on for one.
29.1
0
N Lyon to J Vince, Tosses it up on off, Vince defends it towards point.

Moeen Ali is the new man in.

28.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to Jos Buttler, OUT! Leading edge and taken! 50 and out for Buttler. Coulter-Nile gets the revenge and a wicket which will feel him make a lot, lot better. The slowness of the wicket does Buttler in there. It is on middle and it is the slower one. It sticks in the surface. Buttler closes his bat face way too early as he tries to flick. Ends up getting a leading edge to short mid-wicket where Khawaja takes it. Much-needed wicket as Buttler was taking the game away. Australia back in the game. 127 needed in 126.
28.5
4
N Coulter-Nile to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Fifty for Buttler and he gets there in style. This could probably be the knock which wins England the game. He gets a full ball which he drives over cover for a boundary.
28.4
2
N Coulter-Nile to Jos Buttler, Good length and around off, Buttler drives it square on the off side and takes two. Moves onto 48.
28.3
1
N Coulter-Nile to J Vince, Length on off, Vince mistimes it towards the mid off fielder and takes a quick single.
28.2
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Vince, Good length on off, Vince pushes it to covers.
28.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Vince, Good length on off, Vince plays it very late towards the keeper.
27.6
1
N Lyon to J Vince, Vince keeps strike for the next over by easing it down to long on.
27.5
2
N Lyon to J Vince, Vince does well! He works it just wide of long on and takes two.
27.4
0
N Lyon to Jos Buttler, Another one which pitches outside off and turns back in. Buttler looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads. It rolls towards short third man. A leg bye taken.
27.3
0
N Lyon to Jos Buttler, Fires it on the stumps, Buttler pushes it back to the bowler.
27.2
0
N Lyon to Jos Buttler, Flatter and on middle, it turns back in. Buttler looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
27.1
1
N Lyon to J Vince, Another fumble and a run! Flatter and on middle, Vince works it towards mid-wicket. the fielder there dives but only pushes it away. The batters take one.
26.6
4
N Coulter-Nile to Jos Buttler, FOUR! 24 from the over! Not a good return into the attack for Coulter-Nile. The run rate needed has now come down to just above 6. short and outside off again, Buttler looks to cut but gets an outside edge, it goes past the keeper and into the fence.
26.5
6
N Coulter-Nile to Jos Buttler, SIX! Buttler has changed the complexion of the game here. 20 from the over with a ball to go. NCN goes short, Buttler camps back and pulls it with ease over the square leg fence.
26.4
0
N Coulter-Nile to Jos Buttler, Top fielding! short and on off, Buttler cuts, Maxwell at point dives to his left and makes a brilliant stop.
26.3
4
N Coulter-Nile to Jos Buttler, FOUR! 14 from the first three! Coulter-Nile is not sure where to bowl. He bowls it short again on off, Jos throws the bat at it but gets an outside edge to the third man fence.
26.2
6
N Coulter-Nile to Jos Buttler, SIX! 10 from the first two! Buttler has come out all guns blazing. This is full and on middle, Buttler lofts it over the bowler's head and it goes all the way.
26.1
4
N Coulter-Nile to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Once again an over starts with a boundary! Poor delivery, short and outside off, Jos cuts it through point and it races away. Coulter-Nile has not been good today.

Nathan Coulter-Nile is back!

25.6
1
M Stoinis to Jos Buttler, A quick run to end another productive over for the hosts. Length and on off, Buttler taps it towards point for a single.
25.5
1
M Stoinis to J Vince, Misfield and a run taken! Full and around off, it is hit towards mid off. Finch there does not stop it cleanly and the batters take one.
25.4
0
M Stoinis to J Vince, Well fielded! Goes very full and on middle, Vince flicks it towards mid-wicket where the fielder makes a diving stop.
25.3
0
M Stoinis to J Vince, Good length and on off, it is guided to point.
25.2
3
M Stoinis to Jos Buttler, Three now! Excellent running and top shot. Buttler takes a few steps down and then whips it past mid-wicket. Mid on gives it a chase and saves a run for his side.
25.1
4
M Stoinis to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Runs are flowing since Buttler has come out. Short and on middle, Buttler pulls it all along the ground and in the gap in the square leg region. Another over starts off with a boundary.
24.6
1
A Zampa to Jos Buttler, On the pads, this is flicked through square leg for one. A good over for England comes to an end. 8 from it. 172 more needed in 150.
24.5
0
A Zampa to Jos Buttler, Fires it on off, Buttler goes back and pushes it to covers.
24.4
0
A Zampa to Jos Buttler, On the stumps and the length is dragged back. Buttler keeps it out.
24.3
2
A Zampa to Jos Buttler, Now a couple! Another top shot! Full and on off, Buttler uses his wrists and hits it wide of long off.
24.2
1
A Zampa to J Vince, Flatter and on off, this is punched down to long off for one.
24.1
4
A Zampa to J Vince, FOUR! Lovely shot! How easily did he do that. Stays leg side of the delivery and then with the turn, lofts it over covers and it races to the fence. Pressure on the bowler now, ideal start to the over.
23.6
2
M Stoinis to Jos Buttler, Short ball on the stumps, Buttler pulls it to mid-wicket for a brace.
23.5
1
M Stoinis to J Vince, Length delivery on off, driven to mid on for a run.
23.4
1
M Stoinis to Jos Buttler, Pitching on middle, the batsman drives it to mid on for a run.
23.3
0
M Stoinis to Jos Buttler, On middle and leg, defended to mid-wicket.
23.2
0
M Stoinis to Jos Buttler, Length delivery on middle, driven off the inside edge to mid-wicket.
23.1
1
M Stoinis to J Vince, On a length outside off, the batsman taps it towards covers for a run.

Marcus Stoinis is back!

22.6
0
A Zampa to Jos Buttler, So three dots after the biggie! On the stumps, Buttler blocks it out.
22.5
0
A Zampa to Jos Buttler, The slider outside off, Buttler looks to cut but that shot is not on. He chops it to short third man.
22.4
0
A Zampa to Jos Buttler, Zampa now tosses it up around off, Buttler looks to drive but mistimes it to covers.
22.3
6
A Zampa to Jos Buttler, SIX! A little short and Buttler is onto it quickly. He goes back and pulls it with ease over the mid-wicket fence.
22.2
1
A Zampa to J Vince, Shorter and on middle, Vince pushes it down to long on for a single.
22.1
0
A Zampa to Jos Buttler, On the pads, Buttler looks to flick but misses. The ball hits his pads and rolls towards short fine leg. A leg bye taken.

Zampa comes back again.

21.6
1
N Lyon to Jos Buttler, Buttler waits for the ball to come to him and then works it towards mid-wicket for a single.
21.5
1
N Lyon to J Vince, This time, it is hit straight to long on so just a single.
21.4
2
N Lyon to J Vince, Good running! Works it with the turn away from long on and the batters take two.
21.3
1
N Lyon to Jos Buttler, Fires it outside off, Buttler punches it through covers for a single.
21.2
0
N Lyon to Jos Buttler, Flatter and outside off, Buttler lets it be.

Jos Buttler is the next man in.

21.1
0
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, OUT! STUMPED! Stokes it out of here now! He does not make use of the reprieves he got. He dances down the track and Lyon spots that. He drags it short and outside off. Stokes looks to cut but misses. Carey behind makes no mistake. England in trouble. Another stand which was looking promising has been cut short. 198 more needed in 173.
20.6
1
M Stoinis to Ben Stokes, A single now! Stokes punches this through coves for one. So what could have been a successful over for Australia ends in being just a tight one.
20.5
0
M Stoinis to Ben Stokes, DROPPED! That surely should have been taken! Finch is the culprit! This could be a big miss. Full and on the pads, Stokes looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. He gets leading edge which lobs towards mid on. Finch there runs in and tries to take it with a slide but spills it.
20.4
0
M Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Good length delivery on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket.
20.3
1
M Stoinis to J Vince, Pitching on a length and outside off, defended to vacant gully region for a single.
20.2
0
M Stoinis to J Vince, Length delivery outside off, driven straight to mid off.
20.1
1
M Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Length ball on middle and leg, flicked to fine leg for a single.
19.6
0
N Lyon to J Vince, Fired on the pads, Vince looks to work it on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the pads.
19.5
1
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, Stokes strokes it down to long off and takes one.
19.4
0
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, In the air... but safe! Was that off the bat though? Not sure. It was actually off the glove. Stokes looks to reverse sweep but the ball hits the gloves and lobs towards the left of the pitch. Smith goes after it but then bails out. Not sure why, he could have dived there.
19.3
1
N Lyon to J Vince, Uses his feet again and eases this one down to long on for one. Clever batting.
19.2
4
N Lyon to J Vince, FOUR! Excellent placement! Vince gets the much-needed boundary. He dances down the track and then whips it over mid-wicket. It is in the gap and a boundary.
19.1
1
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, Works it with the angle through mid-wicket for one.
18.6
1
M Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Short ball on the stumps, Stokes pulls to mid-wicket for a single.
18.5
0
M Stoinis to Ben Stokes, BOUNCER! Short ball and the batsman ducks under it.
18.4
0
M Stoinis to Ben Stokes, On the off stump, Defended by Stokes.
18.3
2
M Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Pitching on off, Driven to extra cover for a couple.
18.2
1
M Stoinis to J Vince, Length delivery on the stumps, driven to covers. a run added to the total.
18.1
1
M Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Short ball on the stumps, Stokes pulls it but doesn't time it well and the ball drops to mid-wicket off the top edge. A run added.

Marcus Stoinis is on now!

17.6
1
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, Good half stop but can't stop the single! This is floated up on off, Stokes hits it firmly back towards the bowler. Lyon dives to his right but can't stop it cleanly. A single.
17.5
1
N Lyon to J Vince, Uses his feet again and works it through mid-wicket for one.
17.4
0
N Lyon to J Vince, Dances down the track, Lyon drops it short, Vince works it towards short fine leg.
17.3
1
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, Works it wide of mid on for a single.
17.2
0
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, Tosses it up on off, Stokes lunges and keeps it out.
17.1
2
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, Shorter and on off, Stokes hits it to the left of sweeper cover and takes two. Good running.
16.6
0
K Richardson to J Vince, On the off stump, defended back to the bowler.
16.5
1
K Richardson to Ben Stokes, Length ball on middle, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
16.4
2
K Richardson to Ben Stokes, Pitching outside off, driven through covers for a couple.
16.3
1
K Richardson to J Vince, Pitching outside off, Vince guides it to third man for a run.
16.2
1
K Richardson to Ben Stokes, Length delivery on middle and leg, Stokes flicks it to the leg side. a run added to the total.
16.1
0
K Richardson to Ben Stokes, On the off pole, Stokes keeps it out.

DRINKS!

15.6
0
N Lyon to J Vince, On the off pole, it is kept out.
15.5
1
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, Shorter in length, Stokes goes back and punches it down to long off for one.
15.4
1
N Lyon to J Vince, Uses his feet and then works it through mid-wicket for another run.
15.3
1
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, Shortish and on off, this is pushed through covers for one. Ends the series of dots.
15.2
0
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, Tosses it up on middle, Stokes pushes it to mid on.
15.1
0
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, The arm ball on middle, Stokes looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
14.6
0
K Richardson to J Vince, Make that five dots in a row! Another good over by Richardson. Full and on off, Vince strokes it to mid off.
14.5
0
K Richardson to J Vince, 4 dots in a row! Back of a length on off, Vince guides it to point.
14.4
0
K Richardson to J Vince, Continues bowling it on a length and on off, Vince guides it towards point. He thinks of a run but is sent back. Good comeback after going for a boundary on the first ball.
14.3
0
K Richardson to J Vince, Good length again and on off, Vince pushes it to mid off.
14.2
0
K Richardson to J Vince, Back of a length on off, it is guided to point.
14.1
4
K Richardson to J Vince, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Down the leg side, Vince flicks it fine on the leg side and bags a boundary. Much-needed one for the hosts.
13.6
0
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, Looks to be innovative! Brings out the reverse sweep but he luckily gets an inside edge on it. The keeper makes a loud appeal but Lyon knows there is bat. Good start by Lyon.
13.5
0
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, This is fired on the stumps, Stokes blocks it out.
13.4
0
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, Well bowled! Lands this around leg and the gets it to straighten. Stokes looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
13.3
1
N Lyon to J Vince, Now Vince plays it with the turn down to long on and takes one.
13.2
1
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, Guides it with the turn through point for a single.
13.1
0
N Lyon to Ben Stokes, This is flatter on middle, Stokes pushes it to mid on.

Nathan Lyon is on now!

12.6
0
K Richardson to J Vince, Length ball outside off, defended off the back foot.
12.5
1
K Richardson to Ben Stokes, Pitching outside off, eased to third man for a single.
12.4
0
K Richardson to Ben Stokes, Pitching on a length outside off, Ben leave it after covering his off stump.

Ben Stokes comes in to bat.

12.3
0
K Richardson to J Roy, OUT! There goes the other opener! The extra bounce off that length, the same length which Richardson was bowling in his first over has done the trick. It is cross-seam again It takes off. Roy is surprised by it. He initially goes at it with hard hands but then tries to bail out. It is too late. The ball goes off the higher portion and towards cover where Lyon takes an easy catch. England in a spot of bother here.
12.2
1
K Richardson to J Vince, Pitching on a length Vince pushes it to long on and they get a run.
12.1
1
K Richardson to J Roy, Length ball on the stumps, Roy works it to mid-wicket for a run.
11.6
1
A Zampa to J Roy, Flatter and outside off, this is hit down to long off for one.
11.5
1
A Zampa to J Vince, Vince now eases it down to log off for one.
11.4
1
A Zampa to J Roy, Short and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
11.3
1
A Zampa to J Vince, The googly, Vince picks it and works it towards fine leg for one.
11.2
0
A Zampa to J Vince, On the stumps, this is driven to mid on.
11.1
0
A Zampa to J Vince, Another appeal! Vince dances down the track and then looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The umpire shakes his head though.
10.6
0
K Richardson to J Roy, BEATEN AGAIN! This time due to the low bounce. Good length and just outside off, Roy looks to guide it down to third man but the ball sneaks under the bat. A good first over by Richardson.
10.5
1
K Richardson to J Vince, Vince shuffles right across and then works it through square leg for one.
10.4
0
K Richardson to J Vince, Well bowled! Length and just outside off, bends his back on this one so gets extra bounce which beats Vince's outside edge as he slashes at it.
10.3
0
K Richardson to J Vince, Back of a length on off, JV keeps it out.
10.2
1
K Richardson to J Roy, Back of a length on off, Roy pushes it towards Lyon at covers. He half stops it and a run is taken.
10.1
0
K Richardson to J Roy, That took off from nowhere! Length and outside off, Roy looks to stand tall and hit it over covers but the extra bounce beats him.

Powerplay 2 time! 4 Fielders allowed outside the inner circle till the 40th over. Kane Richardson comes on to bowl.

9.6
4
A Zampa to J Vince, FOUR! Spoils what was a brilliant over till then! Good shot by Vince. This is tossed up on off, JV opens the face at the very end, gets it past point for a boundary.
9.5
1
A Zampa to J Roy, A full toss but not put away! Roy hits it to the left of long off for a single.
9.4
0
A Zampa to J Roy, Zampa is bowling really well here! Gives it air again and lands it outside off, Roy looks for the slog sweep but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
9.3
1
A Zampa to J Vince, The slider on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
9.2
0
A Zampa to J Vince, Almost! Vince dances down the track and Zampa bowls the googly, it is on off, Vince tries to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
9.1
1
A Zampa to J Roy, Floats it up on off, Roy strokes it down to long off for one.
8.6
1
J Behrendorff to J Roy, Pitching on a good length, the batsman flicks it to mid-wicket for single. 50 comes up for England.
8.5
1
J Behrendorff to J Vince, Length delivery outside off, the batsman runs it down to third man for single.
8.4
0
J Behrendorff to J Vince, Pitching on a length and outside off, driven to mid off.
8.3
0
J Behrendorff to J Vince, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
8.2
4
J Behrendorff to J Vince, FOUR! On a good length Vince flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
8.1
1
J Behrendorff to J Roy, Length delivery on middle, played towards mid-wicket for a run.
7.6
0
A Zampa to J Vince, A good delivery to end! Flatter and it skids through on off, Vince looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
7.5
2
A Zampa to J Vince, A couple now! Nicely played! The slider on off, it stays low. Vince gets bat to ball, gets it through point for a couple.
7.4
0
A Zampa to J Vince, Floats it up on off, Vince strokes it to mid off.
7.4
0
A Zampa to J Vince, A little turn there for Zampa. He bowls the googly but down the leg side. It has been wided again.
7.3
0
A Zampa to J Vince, A huge appeal! This is tossed up on the pads, Vince looks to whip it but misses to get hit on the pads. That was going down leg.
7.2
0
A Zampa to J Vince, Floats it up on off, Vince mistimes it to mid off.
7.2
0
A Zampa to J Vince, Down the leg side and it has been wided.
7.1
0
A Zampa to J Vince, On middle, it is worked towards mid-wicket.

Adam Zampa is on now!

6.6
0
J Behrendorff to J Roy, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
6.5
0
J Behrendorff to J Roy, Good length on off, it is kept out.

James Vince is the new man in.

6.4
0
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, OUT! In the air... taken! Jason Bherendorff has the last laugh. The every reliable opening stand has been broken early. Jason drags his length back and bowls it on middle, Bairstow goes for another boundary as he tries to pull. The ball takes the top edge and lobs up in the air towards mid on. Warner moves to his right and takes a neat catch. A well-deserved wicket for Jason, he has bowled well. 259 needed in 260.
6.3
4
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, FOUR! Up and over! Consecutive boundaries! Full and on the pads, JB flicks it over mid on and the ball races away to the fence.
6.2
4
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, FOUR! JONNY Straight drives this length ball back past the bowler. Jason bowls it a bit wide of off and Jonny there frees his arms to find the straight fence.
6.1
0
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, Length delivery on middle, driven to mid on.
5.6
4
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, FOUR! Just wide! Short and on the body, Roy pulls it uppishly towards short fine leg. Zampa there dives to his right but does snot get to it. Boundary in the fine leg region.
5.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Bairstow, NOT OUT! It is clipping the middle pole! Umpire's call and the review is retained. Length ball on off and it comes back in. Bairstow fails to put bat on ball and gets hit on the pad. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Australia review and replays show that the on-field call stays. Also a leg bye was taken as the ball rolled towards third man.

Australia review! An appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Bairstow is the man in question. Looks a touch high.

5.4
1
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, Length ball outside off, Roy runs it down to third man for a single.
5.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, Pitching outside off, Roy punches but finds covers.
5.2
2
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, Good length ball on the pads, Roy flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
5.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, Length ball outside off, defended back to the bowler.
5.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, WIDE! BUMPER! Short ball, it's way over the batsman wided .
4.6
0
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, Lands it on a length again on off, it is driven to mid off.
4.5
0
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, Good length and on off, Bairstow guides it to point.
4.4
0
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, Good length on off, it is kept out.
4.3
3
J Behrendorff to J Roy, Misfield! Shorter in length on off, Roy pushes it towards cover. The fielder there makes a half stop and concedes three.
4.2
0
J Behrendorff to J Roy, OUCH! Roy has been hit again! Short and on off, Roy looks to pull but gets hit on the body. He is in a little pain.
4.1
0
J Behrendorff to J Roy, Dances down the track and JB bangs it short. Roy looks to slap it but mistimes it to mid on.
3.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Bairstow, Short of length ball outside off, JB looks to pull but the ball passes under the bat to the keeper.
3.5
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Bairstow, Good length ball on off, punched to the covers.
3.4
1
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, Pitching outside off, Roy drives off the outside off to third man for a single.
3.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, Length ball on off, defended to the off side off the back foot.
3.2
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, Length ball on the off, rising bit, Roy looks to play it on the leg side but the ball takes soft leading edge towards point.
3.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, Length ball on the off stump. defended to covers off the front foot.
2.6
0
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, Back of a length on middle and leg, YJB plays it with ease.
2.5
2
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, Fuller delivery on off, Jonny drives it towards the mid off region. Two runs taken.
2.4
1
J Behrendorff to J Roy, A short of a length delivery on off, Roy waits for it and then guides it to third man for a single.
2.3
1
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, Bairstow eases this to mid-wicket for a single.
2.2
0
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, BEATEN! Jason angles this outside the off, Jonny tries to cut it but fails to make any connection.
2.1
0
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, A back of a length on middle and leg, Bairstow plays it with ease.
1.6
4
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, FOUR! That is right off the middle. Length and around off, Roy stands tall and punches it past point for a boundary. Third in the over and an expensive start by Nathan.
1.6
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, WIDE! Down the leg side and it has been wided!
1.5
4
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, FOUR! Off the inside edge this time! All going England's way at the moment. Length and around off, Roy tries to defend but gets an inside edge. The ball goes past the off stump and down to the fine leg fence.
1.4
4
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, FOUR! EDGY! Roy has not started well here. NCN goes full and lands it around off, Roy looks to drive but the ball flies off the outside edge, past first slip and into the third man fence. First boundary for England.
1.3
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Roy, Good length again on off, the batter lunges and defends it onto the ground.
1.2
1
N Coulter-Nile to J Bairstow, This is angled into the pads, Bairstow works it towards fine leg for one. England are underway.
1.1
0
N Coulter-Nile to J Bairstow, Good length on off, it is kept out.
0.6
0
J Behrendorff to J Roy, Roy bowls this on middle, Roy keeps it away calmly. A top-class first over by JB.
0.5
0
J Behrendorff to J Roy, DROPPED! Behrendorff set this up to perfection until the drop. Bowls this around off, Roy just fishes at the ball and gets an outside edge. The ball goes at an easy height to Smith at first slip, but he spills it. Hands on the head by the bowler. This should have been taken. Would have been the ideal start for the visitors.
0.4
0
J Behrendorff to J Roy, Brilliant bowling from Beherendorff, bowls this outswinger on leg, Roy gets an outside edge onto the ground towards the covers region.
0.3
0
J Behrendorff to J Roy, Extra bounce. Same length on off, Roy tries to defend it but gets hit on the chest.
0.2
0
J Behrendorff to J Roy, Jason bowls this on leg, Roy keeps it away.
0.1
0
J Behrendorff to J Roy, Behrendorff starts with back of a length, Roy punches it to covers.

We are back for the chase! The Australia players make their way out to the middle. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy are the openers. Jason Behrendorff will start the proceedings for the Australia. Here we go...