ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Date & Time: 25 May 2019
RR: 5.75 | Australia beat England by 12 runs
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.
Jofra Archer is the last man in for England.
Adil Rashid comes in next.
A direct hit and is Woakes short? Australia do feel so. This is a big moment in the game.
Stoinis comes in to bowl.
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.
Liam Plunkett comes in next.
Tom Curran comes in next.
Powerplay 3 time! 5 fielders permitted outside the inner circle till the end of the innings.
Kane Richardson is back!
An appeal for an LBW has been turned down! Woakes is the man in question. It maybe sliding down leg.
Chris Woakes is the next man in.
DRINKS! Jason Behrendorff comes back into the attack.
Zampa back into the attack.
Moeen Ali is the new man in.
Nathan Coulter-Nile is back!
Marcus Stoinis is back!
Zampa comes back again.
Jos Buttler is the next man in.
Marcus Stoinis is on now!
Nathan Lyon is on now!
Ben Stokes comes in to bat.
Powerplay 2 time! 4 Fielders allowed outside the inner circle till the 40th over. Kane Richardson comes on to bowl.
Adam Zampa is on now!
James Vince is the new man in.
Australia review! An appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Bairstow is the man in question. Looks a touch high.
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...