Australia in England, 3 ODI Series, 2020

England vs Australia - 3rd ODI

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Date & Time: 16 September 2020

Australia 305/7

RR: 6.14 | Australia beat England by 3 wickets

commentary

End of a very exciting, enthralling, nail-biting series! The T20Is were great to watch and the ODIs were even better! England won the former series and it is the Aussies who took away the 50-over format. They though deserved to win this one. They outplayed England in the first game, should have won the second game, however, they came out of the grave in the last to clinch it. That's Australia, the current Australia we should say. Too many unpredictable players but many match-winners and we saw two in the form of Maxwell and Carey in the 3rd ODI. We now bid adieu. Till next time, take care and stay safe!

Aaron Finch, the Aussie skipper, says that it was a terrific game of cricket today, as compared to the other two games. He says that Carey played well along with Maxwell. Finch states that Maxy is there in the team to play the way he does. On the batting, Finch says that the partnership between Carey and Maxwell was fantastic, it took the game right down to the wire but ensured that Australia would romp home in the end. Lauds his team for the consistency. He says that it is important to develop a balance between the good days and the bad days and adds that he is happy to win this game. Thanks the ECB for putting together such a wonderful series. Says that it has been tough for everyone, including the organizers but lauds their amazing effort for making this, the Pakistan and the Ireland series happen. Is happy that he could entertain the fans to some cricket in such tough times.

Eoin Morgan, the English captain, says that Adil Rashid did well to bring the game back into England's favour but that the hosts could not hold on to the same momentum. Adds that Curran and Bairstow played well today. Lauds Maxwell and Carey for the way they played. Says that it has been an outstanding series and thanks Australia for coming over. On the white ball summer, Morgan believes that the experiment of growing larger has played off well, with the likes of Sam Billings and Dawid Malan. He says that a lot of guys are traveling to the Indian T20 League and therefore this amount of game time should help, even though, he personally feels it is little.

Glenn Maxwell is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his exceptional hundred. He has also been named as the PLAYER OF THE SERIES. Says that the situation demanded much when he walked into the crease. He says that Australia also needed runs even though wickets had fallen and he was also looking to provide that. The plan, Maxwell says, was to target the shorter boundary often. He always had his eye on the same, especially against Rashid. Another key to success, Maxwell states, was to know which bowler to go after and which one to not go after. He says the atmosphere in the camp was chill before the match, even though this was a decider.

Stay tuned as the presentation ceremony is due shortly...

This match was all about comebacks! First it was England who fought back hard after they were 4 down for below 100. Bairstow's ton, Woakes and Billings' half ton took them to a total which was slightly above par. After that, it was Australia's turn who had their backs against the walls but Maxwell and Carey roared back and overshadowed the English batters' performance to take their side home.

How disappointed will England be with this game? They had it in their bag after the first 20 overs. However, that no ball, which got Carey, changed everything. That is the kind of luck Carey, a batter who was struggling for runs needed. He cashed in on the life he got and made the English bowlers pay. The hosts' bowlers had no answers to the clever batting shown by him and Maxwell's counter-attacking knock.

The Aussies were reeling at 73 for 5. Nobody, absolutely NOBODY sitting around me gave them a chance of winning this game but they have pulled a rabbit out of the hat. A partnership of above 200 with both scoring tons took Australia within touching distance before there was another twist. Both of them fell in quick succession with Australia needing 10 from the last over. It was Rashid, a leg spinner, against two bowling all-rounders, Starc and Cummins. One hit was all they needed and Starc nailed it. Sensible batting after that took them over the line, giving them one of their most memorable wins.

Jubilation in the Australian camp! Rightly so, they have won the series and in what way! Wow! If you're watching this game, just a take moment, stand and applaud the effort by Maxwell and Carey! What an innings by the two, what a partnership by the two. They have have won the game together for the Aussies when they were down and out.

49.4
4
A Rashid to M Starc, FOUR! Mitchell Starc, with a straight six and now a sweep for four, sees the visitors home! What a way to cap off the series and the summer! Adil tosses this on middle, Starc sweeps this to deep backward square leg and gets a boundary. A roar of joy as soon as he hit it as he knew it was racing away to the fence. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 3 WICKETS!
49.3
1
A Rashid to Pat Cummins, Flatter ball on the leg pole, Cummins goes back and pushes this to long on for a single.
49.2
1
A Rashid to M Starc, Lofts this but it won't go to the boundary. It goes towards deep mid-wicket and the batsmen take a single.
49.1
6
A Rashid to M Starc, SIX! Superb shot from Mitchell Starc! Flighted on middle, he stands still and launches this high over long on for a biggie. Australia inch closer.

The legspinner Adil Rashid to bowl the final over for England.

Mitchell Starc walks out to bat now.

48.6
0
J Archer to A Carey, OUT! CAUGHT! Carey was taken earlier in that area but off a no ball and hence he survived but not this time! Excellent catch from Mark Wood, not easy under the lights at all. Fullish length delivery outside off, Carey looks for the big one behind point and lofts that high. He though does not get the elevation and Mark Wood, at third man, composes himself and takes an excellent catch, diving forward. The umpire wants to check that and hence goes upstairs. The ball is clear for the front foot and Wood has got his fingers under it as well. Carey departs after a well made innings.
48.6
0
J Archer to A Carey, WIDE! This time it is way outside off and well past the tramline, wide called as Carey does not attempt to play at that.
48.5
0
J Archer to A Carey, Full and well outside off, just inside the tramline though. Carey looked to play at it but misses.
48.4
1
J Archer to Pat Cummins, A quick single here. Cummins dabs this shortish length ball to the off side and takes a quick single as the throw is in at the non-striker's end but it misses the stumps.
48.3
0
J Archer to Pat Cummins, Ouch! Short length delivery, Cummins looked to pull but takes his eyes off at the last minute. Swivels in the crease and ends up getting hit around the helmet. Luckily, he is safe to continue though.
48.2
1
J Archer to A Carey, Full and outside off, Carey strokes it firmly to mid off where Curran stops it well. It was traveling and he did well to stop that. A single is sneaked in though.

Can Carey get a boundary now?

48.1
1
J Archer to Pat Cummins, Fullish and on the pads, Cummins glances that away to square leg for a single. 13 from 11 now.

Jofra Archer to bowl the key over, the penultimate one.

47.6
1
A Rashid to Pat Cummins, A single as this is eased down to long off. 14 needed in 12.
47.5
1
A Rashid to A Carey, Shorter and around off, Carey guides it through point for one.
47.4
2
A Rashid to A Carey, On middle, this is swept through square leg for two.

Pat Cummins walks out to bat now.

47.3
0
A Rashid to G Maxwell, OUT! TAKEN! There had to be another twist right? Maxwell top edges one and it falls to hand! Crazy from Maxwell. That was not needed but that is how he plays. He looks to go for the big slog sweep again but this time it is tossed up wider outside off and it is a lot slower. It goes off the top edge. Towards short third man where the fielder takes a catch diving forward. A standing ovation by his side as he walks back. He has taken Australia to the brink of victory. England though have a sniff.
47.2
2
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Top edge but safe! This is tossed up nicely on off, it is the leggie. Maxwell looks to play against the turn but gets a top edge. It goes towards third man for two.
47.1
1
A Rashid to A Carey, Carey brings out the sweep shot. It is hit through square leg for one.
46.6
2
C Woakes to G Maxwell, A couple to finish as Maxwell flat-bats this away to deep mid-wicket for two. Archer collects and throws it in.
46.5
1
C Woakes to A Carey, On the pads, Carey closes the face of his bat to glance that towards mid-wicket for one.
46.4
0
C Woakes to A Carey, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Carey looks to drive but misses as the ball whizzes past his outside edge.
46.3
1
C Woakes to G Maxwell, On the stumps, Maxwell drives this to long on for a single.
46.2
1
C Woakes to A Carey, And he gets to his 100 as well. A hard fought one, a well fought one. Full and on middle, Carey wrists it on the leg side and crosses over for a single. Well done, Alex!
46.1
6
C Woakes to A Carey, SIX! Carey moves to 99 with that! Full and on off, he launches this over deep square leg for six. Expertly picks the shorter side of the boundary as well.
45.6
1
Tom Curran to A Carey, On middle, Carey closes the face of his bat to flick that to the on side for a single.
45.5
1
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, Maxwell looks to go big on the leg side again. He does not time it well though, it comes off the inside edge and goes to deep square leg for a single.
45.4
1
Tom Curran to A Carey, Fullish and on middle, flicked down to mid-wicket for a single.
45.3
1
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, Glenn works this fuller ball on the off side and gets to the other end.
45.2
6
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, SIX! Goes big over the leg side, has he got it away? Yes he has! What a shot from Maxwell! And what a way to get to your second ODI hundred! He picks the short boundary to perfection! Full and on off and middle, he powers this comfortably over the deep mid-wicket fielder for a biggie.
45.1
1
Tom Curran to A Carey, On middle, Carey dabs it to short third man for a single.
44.6
2
C Woakes to G Maxwell, Around off, Maxwell punches it off his back foot to the off side for a couple. Australia need 43 from 30.
44.5
1
C Woakes to A Carey, On the pads, Carey works it on the leg side for one.
44.4
2
C Woakes to A Carey, NOT OUT! A brilliant bit of fielding from Billings in the deep but the dive saves Carey! Full and on middle, Carey works it towards mid-wicket and scampers back for a quick second as the throw comes in from Billings, just above the stumps. Only the dive could have saved Carey and he puts in the same. The umpire wants to have a look and the third umpire is called in. Replays roll in and the dive ensures that Carey has made it back in.
44.3
1
C Woakes to G Maxwell, Off cutter from Woakes, Maxwell cuts it to backward point and gets to the other end.
44.2
1
C Woakes to A Carey, On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket for one.
44.1
0
C Woakes to G Maxwell, Just the single as Maxwell glances this behind square on the leg side for one. Leg bye called by the umpire as he reckons it came off the pads.

Chris Woakes is back into the attack. 8-0-28-2 are his numbers.

43.6
1
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, Hacks this shorter length delivery to mid-wicket for one.
43.5
4
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, FOUR! Good bowling but great batting from Maxwell! Full and way outside off, keeping it just within the tramline. However, Maxwell reads it early and picks it up and slaps it over covers and bags a boundary.
43.4
1
Tom Curran to A Carey, Full length delivery on off, stroked to mid off for a single.
43.3
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, An appeal from Curran and Buttler for a caught behind but it seems to have come off the pad there! Fullish and down the leg side, it comes off Carey's pads as he looked to flick that. It goes behind and Buttler collects and appeals but the umpire is unfazed.
43.2
1
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, Slower length delivery, a leg cutter, outside off, Maxwell waits and works it towards mid off for a single.
43.1
0
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, Misses! Length ball, swinging in on top of off, Maxwell looks to pull but the in-swing gets the better of him.

Tom Curran is back in the attack. He has bowled just 4 overs so far.

42.6
1
M Wood to G Maxwell, On middle, Maxwell works this to fine leg and crosses over for a single. 58 needed from 42 now.
42.5
1
M Wood to A Carey, Short length ball, Carey pulls to deep square leg for one.
42.4
1
M Wood to G Maxwell, Full and outside off, Maxwell hits it hard but straight to sweeper cover. He gets to the other end for a single.
42.3
1
M Wood to A Carey, A single as Carey closes the face of his bat to work this fuller delivery to deep mid-wicket for one.
42.2
0
M Wood to G Maxwell, On the body, Maxwell looked to turn it on the leg side. He misses and gets it on to his body. It goes to the leg side off the deflection and results in a leg bye.
42.1
4
M Wood to G Maxwell, FOUR! Boundary every over wins the game. Short and on the hip, Maxwell tickles it down to fine leg for a boundary. 63 from 47.
41.6
1
J Archer to G Maxwell, Full and on the pads, tucked to deep square leg for one.
41.5
2
J Archer to G Maxwell, Fullish and on off, Maxwell drives it firmly to deep extra cover. He wanted three but will have to settle for two as Carey was not interested in the third.
41.4
1
J Archer to A Carey, Carey chips this fuller ball safely and well to the left of Archer for a single.
41.3
4
J Archer to A Carey, FOUR! On the bounce it goes into the ropes! Short length delivery outside off, Carey lofts this in the air towards deep backward point. For a moment it looked like it would go all the way but the ball bounces just short and goes into the boundary for four.
41.2
0
J Archer to A Carey, Good stop from Morgan at extra cover there! Full length ball on the off pole, Carey drives this to extra cover for a dot.
41.1
0
J Archer to A Carey, Full on off, driven to mid off.
41.1
0
J Archer to A Carey, WIDE! Archer follows Carey with a length delivery down the leg side. However it was too down leg and hence the umpire is prompted to call that as a wide.
40.6
2
M Wood to G Maxwell, Full ball around off, Maxwell whips that towards mid-wicket and comes back in quickly for the second.
40.5
0
M Wood to G Maxwell, Swing and a miss! Maxwell is frustrated with himself for that! Length ball on top of the stumps, in the slot to be hit. Maxwell looked to heave that on the leg side but misses it.
40.4
0
M Wood to A Carey, On a good length on the pads, an attempted flick by Carey misses. It deflects off the top of his pads towards third man for a leg bye.
40.3
0
M Wood to A Carey, Back of a length ball outside off, Alex swings at it but misses.
40.2
1
M Wood to G Maxwell, Maxwell pulls this short length delivery to deep square leg for one.
40.1
1
M Wood to A Carey, Length delivery just outside off, cut to point for a single.

Powerplay 3 has started! Now a maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the game.

39.6
0
J Archer to G Maxwell, Maxwell is furious that he could not get it in the gap. He works this good length delivery to backward point for a dot.
39.5
0
J Archer to G Maxwell, Back of a length delivery around off, Glenn defends it out.
39.4
1
J Archer to A Carey, Outside off, Carey works this to point for a single.
39.3
4
J Archer to A Carey, FOUR! Rashid at third man, cannot get to that! Fullish length delivery outside off, Carey lofts this uppishly towards third man. Rashid runs to his right and puts in the dive but the ball sneaks past him and goes into the boundary.
39.2
0
J Archer to A Carey, Full and around off, Carey turns it towards mid on for a dot.
39.1
1
J Archer to G Maxwell, Maxwell pulls this short length delivery but straight to the sweeper on the leg side. Just the single.

Jofra Archer replaces Adil Rashid in the attack. 6-0-41-0 are his figures.

38.6
2
M Wood to A Carey, A couple to end! Fuller and around off, it is driven wide of the fielder at extra cover.
38.5
1
M Wood to G Maxwell, A single as this is eased down to long on.
38.5
0
M Wood to G Maxwell, WIDE! Short and down the leg side, it has been wided as Maxwell misses the pull.
38.4
0
M Wood to G Maxwell, Uppish but safe! On off, Maxwell looks to drive it on the up, he does uppishly but short of mid off.
38.4
0
M Wood to G Maxwell, WIDE! Down the leg side, wided.
38.3
1
M Wood to A Carey, Archer almost took out the bowler there! This is shorter and around middle, Carey pulls it towards mid on and takes off. Archer picks the ball up and has a shy at the keeper's end. Almost hits Wood who jumps out of the way.
38.2
0
M Wood to A Carey, On middle, it is hit back to the bowler.
38.1
0
M Wood to A Carey, Length and outside off, Carey looks to push at it but is beaten.
37.6
1
A Rashid to A Carey, On leg, Carey wrists it away on the on side for a single.
37.5
1
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Flatter ball on middle, Maxwell works this through mid-wicket for a single.
37.4
6
A Rashid to G Maxwell, SIX! Goes again, this time he connects and it is a flat six! Full on off and middle, Maxwell gets down on one knee and slaps this over cow corner for a maximum.
37.3
0
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Misses! The regulation legbreak, pitches outside off and spins away further! Maxwell attempts a slog sweep but fails to connect.
37.2
0
A Rashid to G Maxwell, BEATEN! Adil tosses this around off, Maxwell comes forward and looks to defend but misses it completely.
37.1
1
A Rashid to A Carey, On middle, Carey sweeps this behind square on the leg side and gets to the other end.
36.6
0
M Wood to G Maxwell, An appeal for caught behind but the umpire does not move. England don't review as they think it could have come off the pad as well. Wood bowls a length delivery just down the leg side. Maxwell attempts to glance at it. It goes past and into the mitts of Buttler who appeals but the umpire is unfazed.
36.5
1
M Wood to A Carey, Full and around off, comes off the outside edge of Carey's bat as he looked to drive at that. Goes towards third man for one.
36.4
1
M Wood to G Maxwell, Wood bowls a fuller one on the stumps from wide of the crease, Maxwell flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
36.3
1
M Wood to A Carey, On middle, Alex works this to square leg and settles for the single.
36.2
0
M Wood to G Maxwell, Full and on Maxwell's pads, he attempts to flick but misses. It goes to the leg side off his pads and a leg bye is taken.
36.1
1
M Wood to A Carey, Length and on the pads, flicked to square leg for a single.
35.6
1
A Rashid to A Carey, Around the pads, fuller, it is swept towards backward square leg for a single.
35.5
1
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Maxwell works this flighted delivery uppishly but safely to wide long on for one.
35.4
1
A Rashid to A Carey, On middle, Alex sweeps this towards square leg for a single.
35.3
1
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Slower through the air outside off, Maxwell looks to go big over covers but gets a thick outside edge to short third man. A single.
35.2
0
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Flatter ball outside off, Maxwell leaves it alone. He expects it to be called a wide but it was just within the tramline.
35.1
6
A Rashid to G Maxwell, SIX! And he goes down the ground and in the leg side again! Adil tosses this on the stumps, Maxwell gets on to his knees and monsters this over deep mid-wicket for six runs.
34.6
0
C Woakes to A Carey, Fullish and outside off, Carey works it to point.
34.5
0
C Woakes to A Carey, BEATEN! Very good delivery from Woakes there! Full and outside off, Carey looks to drive but is unable to make any connection.
34.4
1
C Woakes to G Maxwell, Full and around off, Maxwell looks to drive but the ball comes off the inside edge and goes to fine leg. A single taken.
34.3
0
C Woakes to G Maxwell, Full and on the off pole, Maxwell drives it back to Woakes.
34.2
1
C Woakes to A Carey, Looks to pull at this Carey. Gets it off the cue end. It goes to the off side and he gets to the other end.
34.1
0
C Woakes to A Carey, Full and just outside off, Carey drives but finds mid off.
33.6
1
A Rashid to A Carey, On middle, Carey works that towards mid-wicket for one.
33.5
1
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Flatter on the stumps, Maxwell pulls it to deep square leg and gets to the other end.
33.4
6
A Rashid to G Maxwell, SIX! He wanted a maximum badly Maxwell, was looking for an opportunity. Got one and pounced onto it immediately! What a way to reach your fifty! In style! Flatter ball on middle, Maxy goes back and lifts this high over cow corner for six.
33.3
0
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Flatter on off, Maxwell rocks back but can only work this wide of Rashid on the off side for a dot.
33.2
3
A Rashid to A Carey, Slower in the air outside off, Carey drives firmly to deep extra cover. Sam Billings does well to dive and contain that there. Saves a run for his team.
33.1
1
A Rashid to G Maxwell, In the air...but falls safely! Tosses this on middle, Maxwell lofts this uppishly but safely ahead of long on for a single.
32.6
0
C Woakes to A Carey, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
32.5
1
C Woakes to G Maxwell, Another one on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one more.
32.4
0
C Woakes to G Maxwell, Good length and on middle, it is kept out.
32.3
1
C Woakes to A Carey, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
32.2
1
C Woakes to G Maxwell, A single as this is eased down to long on.
32.1
1
C Woakes to A Carey, A single as this is worked towards mid-wicket.
31.6
0
A Rashid to G Maxwell, NOT OUT! England had taken the review for a LBW but they find that the batsman had gloved that one and hence, just about keeps himself in play! Tosses this on the stumps, does Rashid, Maxwell looked to reverse sweep that one. He does not connect with the bat and England appeal, thinking that it got his pads. However, the umpire was not convinced. England take it upstairs and the replays shows that it hit the wristband of Maxwell, technically meaning that he hit it. Had it not hit the wristband, the decision would have been reversed in England's favour, as Ball Tracker later shows that it was going on to hit the stumps.
31.5
1
A Rashid to A Carey, On the pads, Carey glances it away towards mid-wicket for one.
31.4
2
A Rashid to A Carey, Overthrows and a couple! Tosses this on middle, Carey works this towards point. He takes a quick single and the throw is at the non-striker's end. There is nobody to back it up and hence another extra run is taken before the overthrow is retrieved.
31.3
1
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Flatter ball outside off, cut away towards point for a single.
31.2
0
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Heave-ho and a miss! Tossed up outside off, Maxwell goes for the big shot over the off side but fails to read the legbreak properly. Misses.
31.1
1
A Rashid to A Carey, Adil loops this around off, Carey lunges forward and prods this to the leg side for a single.

Adil Rashid is back, to bowl from the James Anderson end.

30.6
0
C Woakes to G Maxwell, Good length ball outside off, Maxwell attemps to cut but misses.
30.5
1
C Woakes to A Carey, Full and on middle, Carey flicks that to wide mid on where Archer fumbles. The batters had taken the single and could have taken two but decide against it early, not anticipating the fumble and fail to adjust later.
30.4
0
C Woakes to A Carey, Full on middle and off, driven to mid off.
30.3
0
C Woakes to A Carey, On middle, Alex closes the face of his bat to defend this to the leg side.
30.2
4
C Woakes to A Carey, FOUR! Pulled away and pulled away for four! Short length ball, Carey pulls this away uppishly over mid-wicket for a boundary.
30.1
0
C Woakes to A Carey, Full on the off pole, Carey drives this to mid off.

Chris Woakes replaces Adil Rashid. Just a couple of overs for Rashid before Woakes is brought back in.

29.6
0
M Wood to A Carey, On off, Carey looked to turn that on the leg side but misses. It gets the top of his pads and goes to the third man region. A leg bye.
29.5
1
M Wood to G Maxwell, Shortish length delivery on top of off, Maxwell pulls this to deep square leg and crosses over for a single.
29.4
1
M Wood to A Carey, Full and on the pads, Carey plays that off his pads to the leg side for one.
29.3
0
M Wood to A Carey, Looks to do the same again by moving to the leg side this time. Mark Wood follows him with a length delivery and Carey almost chopped it onto his stumps. Luckily it goes to the keeper off the bottom edge, just past his leg pole.
29.2
4
M Wood to A Carey, FOUR! Guides this well and guides this to third man for a boundary. Fullish and outside off, Carey opens the face of his bat to guide this to third man for a boundary.
29.1
0
M Wood to A Carey, Angled into off and middle, Alex keeps it out towards short mid-wicket.

Mark Wood replaces Tom Curran in the attack now. His numbers are 4-1-12-0.

28.6
1
A Rashid to A Carey, On middle, Carey glances that to mid-wicket for a single.
28.5
2
A Rashid to A Carey, Loopy ball on off, Carey plays this uppishly over covers towards deep extra cover for two.
28.4
1
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Flatter ball on the stumps, Glenn goes back and pushes this past covers and gets to the other end.
28.3
0
A Rashid to G Maxwell, On middle, Maxwell pulls but finds the square leg fielder.
28.2
1
A Rashid to A Carey, In the air...but lands safely! Flatter ball on off, Carey looked to flick that but ends up getting a leading edge. It goes uppishly but lands safely in the point region and the batters take one.
28.1
0
A Rashid to A Carey, Adil floats this around off, Carey drives to wide mid off.
27.6
0
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, Slow length ball just down the leg side, Maxwell attempts to play at it but misses. Looks for the wide signal from the umpire but the umpire thought it was a correct delivery.
27.5
6
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, SIX! Oh oh oh, that's big! Don't bother about shorter and longer boundary, that was high and mighty! Full length ball on off and middle, Maxwell lifts this high and well over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
27.4
1
Tom Curran to A Carey, Fullish length delivery outside off, guided to third man for a single.
27.3
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, Shortish and outside off, Alex cuts but straight to the man at point.
27.2
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, On off, Carey drives to mid off.
27.1
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, Angled into middle and leg, Alex flicks but finds short mid-wicket.
26.6
1
A Rashid to A Carey, Flatter ball outside off, punched towards point for one.
26.5
6
A Rashid to A Carey, SIX! Split the two fielders in the deep well there, Carey! Floats this on middle, Carey gets down on his knees and sweeps this high and over deep square leg fielder for a maximum. Root did leap but it just went over him. It was with the breeze and hence, it went all the way. It was nowhere off the middle.
26.4
0
A Rashid to A Carey, Googly outside off, Carey looked to play at it but pulls back in the end to let it go through.
26.3
1
A Rashid to G Maxwell, A fuller ball around off, he drives it through covers and gets to the other end.
26.2
0
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Loopy ball on off and middle, Maxwell defends it back.
26.1
0
A Rashid to G Maxwell, Floated around off, Maxwell keeps it out.

Adil Rashid comes into the attack now. Coming in rather late, you would wonder? Well, Root was very good with the ball earlier!

25.6
1
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single. A good over for Australia. 172 needed in 144.
25.5
0
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, A huge shout for an LBW and a caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. This is on a length and coming into the batter. Maxwell looks to block it but it hits his flap and goes to the keeper.
25.4
0
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, Leading edge but safe! Angled into the pads, Maxwell looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge but well short of covers.
25.3
4
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, FOUR! Nicely played! Momentum seems to be shifting a little. It is full and outside off, a full toss. Maxwell guides it through backward point and it races away to the fence.
25.3
0
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, WIDE! Way outside off, left alone. Wided.
25.2
2
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, Shorter and outside off, it is guided past point for two.
25.1
1
Tom Curran to A Carey, On middle, this is worked on the leg side for one.
24.6
1
Joe Root to A Carey, Flatter ball outside off, Alex works this through point for a single.
24.5
1
Joe Root to G Maxwell, Floated on the stumps, worked past mid on for a single.
24.4
0
Joe Root to G Maxwell, On off, Maxwell rocks back and punches it on the off side.
24.3
6
Joe Root to G Maxwell, SIX! There goes Maxwell, he has been itching to do that! Full and on off, he lofts this high and mightily over long off for a maximum.
24.2
0
Joe Root to G Maxwell, Flatter ball on middle, Maxwell goes back and works this to the leg side for a dot.
24.1
0
Joe Root to G Maxwell, On middle, Maxwell blocks it out on to the ground.
23.6
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, On off, driven to mid off.
23.5
4
Tom Curran to A Carey, FOUR! Sweeper cover puts in a dive but cannot contain that! Full and well outside off, Carey drives it firmly towards deep extra cover where the sweeper puts in a dive but fails to hold on to the ball completely. It slips past him for a boundary.
23.4
1
Tom Curran to G Maxwell, Full and slow outside off, Maxwell waits and waits and guides that to backward point and gets to the other end.
23.3
1
Tom Curran to A Carey, Carey shuffles to the off side and looks to scoop this one. Does not get it as he intended. It just about trudges towards fine leg for one.
23.2
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, Full and on the stumps, Carey taps it on the off side for a dot.
23.1
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, On off, Carey works it back to Tom Curran.
22.6
0
Joe Root to G Maxwell, On off, Maxwell nudges it to the left of Buttler for a dot.
22.5
1
Joe Root to A Carey, Flatter ball outside off, cut away to deep point for a single.
22.4
4
Joe Root to A Carey, FOUR! Much needed boundary for Australia! Shorter ball on the stumps, Carey whips this to mid-wicket for a boundary.
22.3
1
Joe Root to G Maxwell, On the shorter side outside off, cut away through point for one.
22.2
1
Joe Root to A Carey, Another single as Carey goes back and works this shorter one past covers and gets to the other end.
22.1
1
Joe Root to G Maxwell, Flatter on off, Glenn works it off his back foot to deep extra cover for a single.
21.6
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, A dot to end! A maiden. On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
21.5
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, Shorter and on middle, Carey stays back and keeps it out.
21.4
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, Angled into the pads, it is worked towards mid-wicket.
21.3
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, Length again and on off, it is guided to point.
21.2
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, Back of a length and on off, it is guided to point.
21.1
0
Tom Curran to A Carey, Slower short ball, it comes off ever so slowly off the surface. Carey is way too early in the pull. It goes off the bottom towards mid on.

Tom Curran to bowl now.

20.6
1
Joe Root to A Carey, On off, punched to the off side for a single.
20.5
0
Joe Root to A Carey, Outside off, Alex lets it be.
20.4
2
Joe Root to A Carey, A couple for Carey. He goes back and pushes this shorter one past mid-wicket for two.
20.3
1
Joe Root to G Maxwell, Maxwell cuts this flatter ball to point for one.
20.2
1
Joe Root to A Carey, On off, punched towards deep extra cover for a single.
20.1
0
Joe Root to A Carey, Full and on off, pushed to cover for a dot.
19.6
0
J Archer to G Maxwell, Maxwell goes onto his back foot and defends it out.
19.5
4
J Archer to G Maxwell, FOUR! Fullish and outside off, Maxwell slashes hard at that. He though gets a top edge and the ball flies into the third man region for a boundary.
19.4
3
J Archer to A Carey, Fullish on the stumps, played to mid-wicket for three runs.
19.4
0
J Archer to A Carey, NO BALL! Adil caught Alex at fine leg and England were celebrating but a no ball has been called here! Fullish and outside off, Carey cuts uppishly behind square on the off side. Adil runs in and takes the catch and England are off celebrating. However, the on-field umpires say that the third umpire has called that as a no ball.
19.3
0
J Archer to A Carey, Shortish and outside off, Carey looks to cut but was cramped for room there. Ends up bottom edging it back on to the pitch.
19.2
1
J Archer to G Maxwell, Maxwell pulls this short length delivery to deep square leg for a single.
19.1
0
J Archer to G Maxwell, Misses! Good length delivery outside off, kept low and sneaks below the flashing blade of Maxwell.
18.6
1
Joe Root to G Maxwell, A single as Maxwell flicks this off his pads to the on side for one.
18.5
0
Joe Root to G Maxwell, Joe floats this on off, Maxwell defends it out off his front foot.
18.4
0
Joe Root to G Maxwell, On off, Maxwell prods forward and keeps it out.
18.3
1
Joe Root to A Carey, On middle, Alex works it to square leg for a single.
18.2
1
Joe Root to G Maxwell, Shorter ball on leg, Maxwell tucks that to square leg for a single.
18.1
0
Joe Root to G Maxwell, Flatter and on the leg pole, a sharp spin. Maxwell keeps it out to mid-wicket.
17.6
0
J Archer to A Carey, Good length and on middle, defended.
17.5
1
J Archer to G Maxwell, Shortish and around off, Maxwell pushes it through covers for one.
17.4
0
J Archer to G Maxwell, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
17.3
2
J Archer to G Maxwell, A couple now! Shorter and around off, this is guided through point for two.
17.2
6
J Archer to G Maxwell, SIX! Picked up and it goes all the way! It is a length ball around middle, Maxwell clears the front leg and heaves it over the square leg fence for a huge one.
17.1
0
J Archer to G Maxwell, Shorter and around off, this is pushed towards covers.
16.6
1
Joe Root to G Maxwell, Glenn is off the mark. Works this flatter ball on the off side for a single.
16.5
0
Joe Root to A Carey, OUT! RUN OUT! England do have their man finally! It will be checked by the third umpire but the body language of the fielders state that they have got Labuschagne. Flatter outside off, Carey pushes that towards Sam Billings at point and takes off for a quick single. Billings is alert, collects the ball and dispatches it to the striker's end, where Buttler collects and whips the bails off. The umpire signals for the TV umpire to have a look. And the replays roll in. Labuschagne is miles short!

Australia need a real partnership going here. They are tottering at 74/5 and the target is still staring like a mountain. Only a partnership can provide them some hope of getting to the target.

Glenn Maxwell walks out to bat now.

16.4
0
Joe Root to A Carey, Flatter outside off, cut away to backward point.
16.3
1
Joe Root to M Labuschagne, A real chance for a run out at the non-striker's end there but England spoil it! Flatter ball on the stumps, Marnus glances that to mid-wicket and takes a quick single as the throw is at the non-striker's end but Root does not collect properly. A single in the end.
16.2
4
Joe Root to M Labuschagne, FOUR! Got it through, placed it nicely and it will run away for a boundary! Full and outside off, Marnus creams this through covers and bags a boundary.
16.1
1
Joe Root to A Carey, Flatter delivery outside off, cut away on the off side for a single.
15.6
0
M Wood to M Labuschagne, Around off, solid block from Labuschagne.
15.5
2
M Wood to M Labuschagne, Fullish and outside off, Marnus looks to cut but it comes off the inner half. It goes past his stumps and towards fine leg for a brace.
15.4
0
M Wood to M Labuschagne, Full and on off, Marnus keeps it out to mid on.
15.3
1
M Wood to A Carey, Fullish on middle, Carey flicks this towards fine leg for one.
15.2
1
M Wood to M Labuschagne, On middle, Marnus works this to deep square leg for a single.
15.1
0
M Wood to M Labuschagne, Back of a length outside off, Marnus looks to cut but gets a bottom edge which falls on the pitch and bounces over the stumps again. The batsman keeps it away from falling onto the stumps.
14.6
1
Joe Root to M Labuschagne, Flatter and down the leg side, Labuschagne taps it to square leg for a single.
14.5
1
Joe Root to A Carey, On the shorter side on the off stump, Carey works that to mid on off the back foot and crosses over for a single.
14.4
4
Joe Root to A Carey, FOUR! Swept away by Carey. Full and on middle, he gets down and sweeps this to deep square leg for a boundary.
14.3
1
Joe Root to M Labuschagne, Flatter ball on off, Marnus works it towards long on and gets to the other end.
14.2
0
Joe Root to M Labuschagne, On middle, Marnus flicks it to short mid-wicket.
14.1
0
Joe Root to M Labuschagne, On the pads, Marnus looks to work that on the leg side. He though misses and gets hit on the pads.
13.6
0
M Wood to A Carey, Full and on leg, almost in the blockhole, Carey keeps it out to mid on. A maiden from Mark Wood. He is complementing Joe Root well from the other end.
13.5
0
M Wood to A Carey, Angles in a fuller one on middle, Alex drives that to mid on.
13.4
0
M Wood to A Carey, Digs in a pacy short one this time, Wood. Alex sways away from the line to let it through.
13.3
0
M Wood to A Carey, Full length delivery on the off pole, driven to mid off.
13.2
0
M Wood to A Carey, On the pads, Carey looks to turn it down to the leg side. He misses and gets hit on the pads.
13.1
0
M Wood to A Carey, Length ball outside off, Alex cuts to point.
12.6
1
Joe Root to A Carey, Looped up outside off, Alex works this to the off side for a single. Another wicket-taking over for Root.
12.5
0
Joe Root to A Carey, Floats this on off, Alex just about keeps it out.
12.4
0
Joe Root to M Marsh, OUT! CAUGHT! Root did not contribute with the bat but already with two wickets! Who needs a short leg when you have Buttler! Loopy ball on off, Mitchell looked to glance that on the leg side. However it takes an inside edge as it turns back in, deflects off the pads and lobs up behind the stumps, where Buttler holds on to it safely. Eoin Morgan is happy as well and why not? England are all over Australia.

Alex Carey walks out to bat now.

12.3
0
Joe Root to M Marsh, On middle, Marsh drives it back to Root.
12.2
2
Joe Root to M Marsh, On off, Marsh paddles that uppishly behind square on the leg side for a couple.
12.1
1
Joe Root to M Labuschagne, Floated on off, Marnus clips it towards square leg for a single.
11.6
0
M Wood to M Marsh, Short length ball on top of the stumps, Marsh rides the bounce, keeps it out.
11.5
0
M Wood to M Marsh, An appeal for LBW from Wood but it was going down leg. Good length delivery on leg, Marsh looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the top of his pads. An appeal follows but no says the umpire.
11.4
0
M Wood to M Marsh, On off, Marsh drives to mid on for a dot.
11.3
0
M Wood to M Marsh, Shortish and outside off, Marsh cuts to point.
11.2
1
M Wood to M Labuschagne, On middle, Marnus flicks it to square leg for a single.
11.1
0
M Wood to M Labuschagne, Fullish on the stumps, gets the thigh pad of Marnus as he looked to block it.
10.6
0
Joe Root to M Marsh, On middle, Marsh drives it back to the bowler.

Australia in some trouble here. They are also chasing a steep target. This pair needs to continue and for some good time.

Mitchell Marsh walks out to bat now.

10.5
0
Joe Root to D Warner, OUT! TIMBER! Warner's dismal series comes to an end! And the change of bowling has brought England another wicket. Flatter ball on middle, Warner rocks back to probably pull it but the ball pitches and turns away sharply. Warner is taken by surprise. In the end he just looks to put bat to ball but misses by a long way and it hits the top of off. Joe Root is jumping with joy. Australia in deep, deep trouble now.
10.4
1
Joe Root to M Labuschagne, Around off, worked towards deep extra cover for one.
10.3
1
Joe Root to D Warner, Flatter ball on middle and leg, worked to mid-wicket for a single.
10.3
0
Joe Root to D Warner, WIDE! On the shorter side down the leg side, Warner looks to sweep but fails to make connection. Wided.
10.2
0
Joe Root to D Warner, Flatter on the stumps, Warner works that towards short fine leg.
10.1
1
Joe Root to M Labuschagne, On middle, turned to square leg for a single.

End of Power play 1! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be kept outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over! Joe Root to bowl now.

9.6
0
M Wood to D Warner, BEATEN! On a good length outside off, Warner looked to fend at it but misses.
9.5
4
M Wood to D Warner, FOUR! Shot, excellent shot from Warner! Shortish on the stumps, Warner pulls that away to deep square leg for a boundary.
9.4
1
M Wood to M Labuschagne, Fullish and outside off, guides it past Root towards third man. Gets a single.
9.3
0
M Wood to M Labuschagne, Shortish outside off again, Marnus tries to pull away his bat at the last minute after looking to play at it initially. He does not do so in time and the ball takes the bottom edge and falls back on to the track.
9.2
2
M Wood to M Labuschagne, Digs in a shortish one outside off this time. Marnus drives this through covers for two. Both the batters wanted three but none took the initiative there.
9.1
0
M Wood to M Labuschagne, Full and on the pads, Marnus flicks but finds square leg.

Mark Wood replaces Jofra Archer in the attack.

8.6
1
C Woakes to M Labuschagne, A single as Marnus flicks this away to the square leg region for one.
8.5
1
C Woakes to D Warner, Fullish and on middle, taking the pace off a little. Warner closes the face of his blade to work this to square leg. A single.
8.4
0
C Woakes to D Warner, On middle, Warner defensively works this towards short cover.
8.3
1
C Woakes to M Labuschagne, A single as Marnus works this fullish ball to the square leg region for one.
8.2
0
C Woakes to M Labuschagne, On a length outside off, Labuschagne defends it out to the leg side.
8.1
1
C Woakes to D Warner, Back of a length outside off, guided to third man for a single.
7.6
0
J Archer to M Labuschagne, Back of a good length outside off, Marnus lets that one through.
7.5
0
J Archer to M Labuschagne, Back of a length around off, Marnus fends it off towards gully.
7.4
0
J Archer to M Labuschagne, Full and outside off again, Marnus keeps it out again.
7.3
0
J Archer to M Labuschagne, Full and outside off, Marnus defends that one off his front foot.
7.2
1
J Archer to D Warner, On the pads, Warner tucks that away to fine leg for a single. He wanted the couple but the throw was in quickly, at the striker's end.
7.1
0
J Archer to D Warner, Back of a length ball on middle, David works that towards mid-wicket.
6.6
0
C Woakes to M Labuschagne, Full and in the fourth stump channel, Labuschagne lets it be.
6.5
1
C Woakes to D Warner, Shortish and on middle and leg, Warner jumps and turns that down to square leg for one.
6.4
0
C Woakes to D Warner, Full length ball outside off, Warner drives it straight to cover.
6.3
1
C Woakes to M Labuschagne, Full length delivery on middle, glanced to square leg for a single.
6.2
0
C Woakes to M Labuschagne, On a good length around off, Marnus shoulders arms to it.
6.1
0
C Woakes to M Labuschagne, Fullish outside off, Marnus shuffled across and plays it back to Woakes.
5.6
0
J Archer to D Warner, Back of a length ball outside off, Warner lets that be.
5.5
0
J Archer to D Warner, Short length delivery outside off, Warner rides the bounce and keeps it out.
5.4
2
J Archer to D Warner, Edgy couple! Full and outside off, Warner looked to drive on the off side but gets an inside edge, which goes to fine leg. A couple.
5.3
0
J Archer to D Warner, Fullish this time, around off, Warner plays it back to Archer.
5.2
0
J Archer to D Warner, Shortish again, Warner hops and defends it back onto the pitch.
5.1
0
J Archer to D Warner, Shortish and outside off, Warner cuts but finds point.

Marnus Labuschagne walks out to bat now, at No.4.

4.6
0
C Woakes to M Stoinis, OUT! CAUGHT! A simple catch to Morgan at short mid-wicket! Marcus Stoinis cannot believe that. Full and down the leg side, Marcus looked to glance that away to square leg but ends up getting a leading edge, which goes straight into the bucket like hands of Morgan at short mid-wicket. Stoinis still cannot believe that as he walks off the pitch. It was the slower one and he turned the face of the bat a little too early.
4.5
0
C Woakes to M Stoinis, On middle, Marcus flicks but finds the man at short mid-wicket.
4.4
0
C Woakes to M Stoinis, Fullish outside off, Marcus keeps it out on the off side.
4.3
0
C Woakes to M Stoinis, Shortish outside off, another powerful drive from Marcus Stoinis, but the cover-point fielder dives and contains that one.
4.2
0
C Woakes to M Stoinis, Shortish and around off, kept out.
4.1
4
C Woakes to M Stoinis, DROPPED AND FOUR! It was hit hard and bursts through the hands of Archer, as he looked to catch that one. Full and on off, Stoinis makes his intent pretty quick. Comes down and powers this uppishly towards Archer at mid off. Archer sticks his hands over his head to catch that but the ball was hit with such force that it brazened its way through his hands and into long off for a boundary.
3.6
0
J Archer to D Warner, Outside off, Warner leaves it alone.
3.5
0
J Archer to D Warner, Fullish this time, around off, Warner drives towards mid off.
3.4
2
J Archer to D Warner, A couple this time as Warner hops and drives this shortish ball through covers for two.
3.3
0
J Archer to D Warner, Warner goes on his back foot and drives but finds cover-point this time.
3.2
4
J Archer to D Warner, FOUR! Just a push there from Warner! Shortish and outside off, Warner rocks back and drives this on the up past covers for a boundary.
3.1
0
J Archer to D Warner, Fullish and around off, Warner defends it towards short cover. The batsmen think about a single before deciding against it in the end.
2.6
0
C Woakes to M Stoinis, On off, blocked. End of a successful over from Woakes.
2.5
0
C Woakes to A Finch, OUT! LBW! That is as plumb as it gets! Finch is a goner! He does not even bother reviewing. Excellent from Woakes. Gets the line and length perfect. He lands it around off and it is just behind a driving length. Finch plants his front foot forward and looks to drive but the ball comes back in and hits the front pad. An appeal and up goes the finger. Finch who has done well with the bat is out of here. Early wicket for England. Good start.
2.4
0
C Woakes to A Finch, Angled into the pads, Finch looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
2.3
0
C Woakes to A Finch, BEATEN! This is a beauty! It is just behind a length and around off, gets it to straighten. Finch is caught in the crease as he tries to defend. Is beaten.
2.2
3
C Woakes to D Warner, Shorter and around off, Warner stays back and guides it through point for three.
2.1
0
C Woakes to D Warner, Fuller and on off, it is driven to mid off.
1.6
4
J Archer to A Finch, FOUR! A thick outside edge there! Full and outside off, Finch looked to go big over covers but he gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies over the slips cordon and into third man for a boundary.
1.5
0
J Archer to A Finch, Fullish and outside off, it kept low and sneaks below the flashing blade of Aaron Finch.
1.4
4
J Archer to A Finch, FOUR! Over the mid off region this time. Full and outside off, Finch lifts this over mid off for a boundary.
1.3
4
J Archer to A Finch, Overpitched outside off, Finch creams it past covers. The ball does not have enough to reach the ropes but the batsmen run four instead.
1.2
0
J Archer to A Finch, Shortish and outside off, cut but straight to point.
1.1
0
J Archer to A Finch, Shortish and on top of off, Finch jumps and keeps it out.
1.1
0
J Archer to A Finch, WIDE! Just fractionally down the leg side, Aaron looked to tickle that down the leg side but misses. Wide signalled straightaway.
1.1
0
J Archer to A Finch, WIDE! Shortish and down the leg side, Finch allows it to pass through. Wide called.
0.6
0
C Woakes to D Warner, On a good length on leg, Warner looked to play at it but misses. He gets hit on his pads and the ball rolls over to the off side.
0.5
0
C Woakes to D Warner, Full again, on middle, Warner drives towards extra cover.
0.4
0
C Woakes to D Warner, Full and outside off again, Warner keeps it out towards point. Another loud no follows.
0.3
0
C Woakes to D Warner, Full and outside off, Warner taps it to the off side and shouts no to his captain who was looking for a single.
0.2
0
C Woakes to D Warner, Fullish and around off, Warner drives this time, to wide mid on where Archer collects it.
0.1
4
C Woakes to D Warner, FOUR! Just the timing there and it raced away! Length delivery on top of middle, Warner hops and tucks that away through mid-wicket for a boundary. He is off the mark in style.

We are back for the chase! The England players walk out to the middle, followed by the Australian openers, David Warner and skipper Aaron Finch. Woakes with the ball first up. He will look to continue the good performance with the ball as well. And we are away then...