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Dec 17South Africa vs. West Indies

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Dec 17Australia vs. India

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Dec 19Pakistan vs. New Zealand

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Dec 16Sri Lanka vs. England

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Jan 06 05:00Australia vs. India

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Jan 08 11:00Afghanistan vs. Scotland

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Jan 09 21:30South Africa vs. West Indies

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England tour of Australia 2014

Australia vs. England, 1st ODI

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Jan 12, 2014

Batting: England

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.2FOURMcKay to Cook, FOUR, cracking shot! Off the mark in style. Short and wide outside off stump, Cook doesn't miss out on the scoring opportunity, rocks back and cuts fiercely through cover-point and the ball rockets to the fence4/0
0.4OUTMcKay to Cook, out Caught by Haddin!! Oh that is fantastic delivery from McKay. Set him up brilliantly by bowling the inswingers in the build up to this ball. This time he shapes the fullish delivery away, Cook plays for the inswing and ends up feeling for the ball with no feet movement, the ball takes the outside edge and Haddin grabs it easily. Cook c Haddin b McKay 4(4) [4s-1]4/1
4FOURCoulter-Nile to Bell, FOUR, oh that is a great hit from Bell. Again the emphasis purely on timing the ball. A juicy fuller length delivery on the stumps, Bell transfers his weight forward and drives it past the bowler to the long-on fence17/1
6.5OUTMcKay to J Root, out Lbw!! Root's struggle at the crease comes to an end. He wasn't looking comfortable at all. He took 10 balls to get off the mark and now eventually has perished. After a very widish outswinger, McKay shapes this fullish delivery nicely into the right-hander, Root had no clue about it, he looks to play across the line but doesn't make contact, he's struck right in front of middle and off and the umpire had no hesitation in mind. If Root knew he didn't kiss it, must say it was a poor review. J Root lbw b McKay 3(23)22/2
13.1FOURDoherty to Bell, FOUR, super shot! This was the first boundary after almost 10 overs. Full and on off-stump, Bell gets down and reverse sweeps it past short third man46/2
14.4SIXMaxwell to Bell, SIX, that made an excellent sound when the ball hit the bat, it was floated around off, Bell gets down on his knees and slog sweeps it all the way over deep mid wicket55/2
17.3OUTDoherty to Bell, out Bowled!! Doherty gets his reward for some tight bowling. This was a nothing shot from Bell. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Bell goes for the sweep but misses it completely, the ball crashes into middle and off-stump. Big wicket this for Australia. Bell was looking good but lost his patience. England are in some trouble now. Bell b Doherty 41(56) [4s-2 6s-1]62/3
18.2FOURMaxwell to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, superb shot! This was thrown up outside off, Morgan frees his arms and smashes the drive in the air to the deep extra cover fence, the ball bullets away to the ropes67/3
19.3FOURDoherty to Ballance, FOUR, half tracker outside off, Ballance is quick to rock back and cut powerfully to the deep extra cover fence73/3
21.4SIXDoherty to Eoin Morgan, SIX, floated outside off, Morgan gets to the pitch of the ball and plays the off-drive way over the long off fence, good extension of the arms88/3
24.4FOURFaulkner to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, top edge but safe! This was a short delivery outside off, Morgan goes for the pull but the ball gets big on him, the ball takes the top edge and flies over Haddin102/3
26.2FOURFaulkner to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, pitched up outside off, Morgan gives the charge and lofts it beautifully over mid-off, it was a safe shot as he knew that the fielder was inside the circle112/3
27.5FOURWatson to Ballance, FOUR, decides to go in the air and gets the desired result, fuller and just outside off, Ballance does not get to the pitch but still goes through with the loft, he gets it over mid-on and the ball rolls away to the fence120/3
28FOURWatson to Ballance, FOUR, top shot! Watson drops this short and outside off, Ballance rocks back and cuts it fiercely between the two fielders at point, the ball rockets away to the fence124/3
29FOURMcKay to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, full and straightening outside off, Morgan goes for the drive and gets an inside edge to the fine leg fence, he was lucky that it didn't go back onto the stumps132/3
30.4FOURMcKay to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, brilliant shot! This was a good length ball outside off, Morgan comes well forward and chips this inside out between deep extra cover and long off, that was timed superbly142/3
31.1OTHERMaxwell to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, drifts this on leg-stump, Morgan stays in the crease and milks it to backward square leg, gets to his 20th ODI fifty and 6th against Australia144/3
31.4OUTMaxwell to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Coulter-Nile!! Morgan throws his wicket away after reaching fifty. This was tossed up outside off, Morgan looks to go inside out and he ends up slicing the drive straight to Coulter-Nile at cover point who makes no mistake. The man with the golden arm strikes to break a dangerous looking partnership. Eoin Morgan c Coulter-Nile b Maxwell 50(47) [4s-5 6s-1]145/4
34OTHERMaxwell to Ballance, 1 run, floated outside off, Ballance drives it to sweeper cover and gets to his maiden ODI fifty157/4
37.2FOURCoulter-Nile to Bopara, FOUR, Bopara waits and waits before playing a beautiful late cut on a length delivery, that was timned nicely as Faulkner's dive goes in vain171/4
37.5OUTCoulter-Nile to Bopara, out Caught by Haddin!! Australia get the important wicket in the batting powerplay. This was a short delivery around off, Bopara tries to glide it to third man, but the extra bounce does him in as the ball takes the gloves on the way to Haddin. Excellent change of length from Coulter-Nile. Bopara c Haddin b Coulter-Nile 17(21) [4s-1]173/5
39.1FOURCoulter-Nile to Stokes, FOUR, short delivery just outside off, Stokes rocks back and pulls it with utter disdain behind square, Finch in the deep does not even bother to chase it181/5
41.2FOURWatson to Ballance, FOUR, off-cutter on off-stump, Ballance gets on his knees and plays the pick up shot, one bounce into the fence at backward square leg, he picked the slower one early there194/5
42.2FOURFaulkner to Stokes, FOUR, this time he connects on the pull shot, short again and on the stumps, Stokes swivels and pulls it along the ground behind square, the ball races away to the fence202/5
43OUTFaulkner to Stokes, out Bowled!! Stokes goes trying to score some quick runs. This was a short of length delivery on the stumps, Stokes goes for the slog but misses as the ball hits the top of the stumps to dislodge the bails. It was a you miss I hit kind of a ball. Stokes b Faulkner 21(20) [4s-2]206/6
44.4FOURFaulkner to Ballance, FOUR, length delivery just outside off, Ballance swings across the line and connects well as the ball races across the turf at deep mid wicket, Coulter-Nile puts in the desperate dive but to no avail217/6
45FOURFaulkner to Buttler, FOUR, full delivery down leg-side, Buttler shuffles across and scoops it wide of the outstretched hand of Haddin, he got it finer than he would have thought222/6
45.1DROPPEDMcKay to Ballance, 1 run, Dropped! Doherty has put down a sitter, this was a full delivery outside off, Ballance goes for the drive and gets a thickish outside edge, the ball flies to third man where Doherty runs in and spills the catch223/6
45.3FOURMcKay to Ballance, FOUR, short delivery on the stumps, Ballance swivels and pulls it to the backward square leg fence, he got the placement right as well228/6
45.4OUTMcKay to Ballance, out Caught by Doherty!! Well cricket is a funny game. Doherty gets to make amends in the same over. Full delivery again outside off, Ballance slashes hard and gets an outside edge, the ball flies down to third man where Doherty runs in and takes a good low catch. He is excited as he completes the catch, throws the ball in anger and it almost hits McKay. That ends a brilliant innings from the youngster. Ballance c Doherty b McKay 79(96) [4s-6]228/7
47.5FOURCoulter-Nile to Bresnan, FOUR, low full toss on the stumps, Bresnan stays on leg-stump and thumps the drive past the diving mid-on fielder245/7
48.5SIXFaulkner to Bresnan, SIX, what a shot! This was a length delivery on the stumps, Bresnan clears his front leg and swings across the line, the ball goes sailing way into the crowd at deep mid wicket256/7
49.3SIXCoulter-Nile to Buttler, SIX, slower short delivery on leg-stump, Buttler makes room and pulls it to deep mid wicket, Clarke was 10 meters inside the ropes and the ball lands correctly on the ad hoardings264/7

Batting: Australia

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
2.2FOURRankin to Warner, FOUR, Nicely done by Warner. It was a slightly back of a length delivery outside off, Warner stays back and slashes it powerfully to the sweeper cover fence11/0
3.2FOURJordan to Finch, FOUR, Beautiful shot! It was full again, this time on middle and leg, Finch leans forward and flicks it off his pads to the deep mid wicket fence15/0
3.4DROPPEDJordan to Finch, 2 runs, catch dropped. It was a fuller length delivery on off, Finch gets forward and chips it in the air to mid-off where Ballance is surprised by the pace on it, the ball bursts through his fingers and rolls to long off17/0
4.3FOURRankin to Finch, FOUR, poor delivery by Rankin. It was a back of a length ball on the leg-stump, Finch tucks it off his hips to the fine leg fence23/0
4.4FOURRankin to Finch, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Finch. This time keeps the short of length delivery outside off, Finch goes on the backfoot and cuts it hard to the deep backward point fence27/0
5.3FOURJordan to Finch, FOUR, slightly back of a length ball on off, Finch stays back and looks to defend it with a straight bat, the ball takes the outside edge and races past the diving slip to third man32/0
5.4OTHERJordan to Finch, no run, Finch is rapped on the pads as he looks to turn this to the leg-side. The impact was in line but the ball was just marginally sliding past the leg-stump. He is lucky to survive this one32/0
6.5FOURRankin to Finch, FOUR, short delivery on the stumps, Finch goes on the backfoot and pulls it elegantly to the deep mid wicket fence46/0
8.2FOURBresnan to Finch, FOUR, keeps it full again on the off-stump, Finch comes on the front foot and drills it straight down the ground for a wonderful boundary52/0
10SIXJordan to Warner, SIX, fuller length delivery on middle and off, Warner gets forward and hammers the loft over the long on fence for the first maximum64/0
12.4OTHERBresnan to Finch, 1 run, good length delivery around off, Finch defends it to cover75/0
13.2FOURStokes to Finch, FOUR, fuller length delivery on off, Finch comes on the front foot and drills it down the ground to the long on fence for his 3rd ODI fifty, his first against England81/0
17.1FOURStokes to Warner, FOUR, slightly back of a length delivery on middle, Warner pulls it to the fine leg fence, Bresnan slides at the ropes to save the boundary, the ball sneaks through his open hands and cross the ropes. The partnership between Warner and Finch now goes past 100102/0
20FOURRankin to Warner, FOUR, Warner comes on the frontfoot and lofts the fullish ball way over the bowler's head to the long on fence where it bounces just before crossing the ropes116/0
21.2OTHERRankin to Warner, 2 runs, good length ball on middle and leg, Warner glances it to backward square leg for his 7th ODI fifty. It is also his second against England124/0
22FOURRankin to Warner, FOUR, wonderful shot! It was a short of length delivery on middle, Warner goes on the backfoot and pulls it in front of square for his 4th boundary128/0
22.2FOURBopara to Finch, FOUR, nicely done by Finch! It was a full ball on off, Finch comes on the front foot and lofts it to the long off fence. Perfect balance achieved by Finch here134/0
25.5OTHERJ Root to Finch, 2 runs, floated delivery on leg, Finch works it to mid wicket. The fielder there has a shy at the non-striker's end but the batsmen as they complete the two runs. Warner was miles away at his end but the fielder does not get a direct-hit148/0
26.2OTHERStokes to Finch, 2 runs, fullish on middle, Finch manages to worj it to deep mid wicket151/0
26.5FOURStokes to Warner, FOUR, short of length delivery on middle and leg, Warner goes on the backfoot and pulls it to backward square leg for a fantastic boundary156/0
27.5OUTJ Root to Warner, out Caught by Stokes!! Finally England get the breakthrough! It was a flighted delivery around off, Warner comes on the front foot and lofts it straight to Stokes at long-on, who manages to catch this just in front of the ropes. Stokes keeps his eyes on the ball, maintains his balance and completes a well judged catch. Warner c Stokes b J Root 65(72) [4s-5 6s-1]163/1
28.4OUTJordan to Watson, out Bowled!! And Watson's poor form continues. Bowled through the gate! Jordan bowls a full ball from wide of the crease, Watson gets forward to drive, and the ball sneaks through the gap between his bat and pad and crashes onto the top of off-stump. Watson b Jordan 0(2)165/2
29.1FOURBresnan to Clarke, FOUR, excellent placement by Clarke. It was fullish and around off, Clarke comes on the front foot and creams the drive between extra cover and long off170/2
30.5FOURJordan to Finch, FOUR, very full and just outside off, Finch comes on the front foot and slams the drive to the deep extra cover fence178/2
31.1FOURBresnan to Clarke, FOUR, welcomes Bresnan staright after the drinks break. It was fullish on middle and off, Clarke drills it down the ground to the long on fence184/2
32.3OTHERBopara to Finch, 1 run, fullish ball on middle and leg, Finch turns it to mid wicket to get his 2nd ODI ton. It is also his first century against England and first one at home. Finch punches his fist in the air and acknowledges the cheering crowd. Skipper Clarke seems very happy as well as he gives the opener a warm hug189/2
33.2FOURBresnan to Clarke, FOUR, good length delivery on off, Clarke hammers it down the ground to the long on ropes for yet another boundary196/2
35.1FOURRankin to Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Clarke cuts it forcefully through the covers for a fantastic boundary208/2
35.4FOURRankin to Finch, FOUR, short and punished! He banged this one on the middle, Finch pounces on it in a flash, gets back quickly and muscles the pull to deep mid wicket213/2
37.2FOURStokes to Finch, FOUR, cracking shot! It was fuller on off this time, Finch comes on the front foot and lofts it over the bowler's head to the long off fence225/2
38.3FOURJordan to Clarke, FOUR, edged and four. It was a back of a length delivery outside off, Clarke looks to play it squarer but ends up getting a thick outside edge. The ball flies between the keeper and a diving slip and races away to third man233/2
39.2FOURStokes to Finch, FOUR, short of length delivery on leg, Finch stays back and pulls it to the fine leg ropes237/2
39.3OUTStokes to Finch, out Caught by Ballance!! Finch perishes in the quest for quick runs. It was a length delivery on off, Finch sliced it as the bottom hand came off, gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes ballooning in the air to third man where Ballance holds onto a good low catch. Finch gets a standing ovation as he makes his way back to the pavilion. Bailey gives him a pat on the back as he walks in to bat. Finch c Ballance b Stokes 121(128) [4s-12]237/3
39.4FOURStokes to Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Clarke steers it nicely to the third man fence for a boundary241/3
42OUTBresnan to Clarke, out Caught by Cook!! Just a few runs left to win and Australia are losing unnecessary wickets. It was a short of a length delivery on off, Clarke comes on the front foot and mistimes the uppish drive to mid-off. Simple catch for Cook, there is no huge celebration from him as the match is almost done and dusted. Clarke c Cook b Bresnan 43(42) [4s-6]247/4
45FOURStokes to Bailey, FOUR, Bailey wants to get this over with quickly. It was fuller on off this time, Bailey gets forward and lofts it to long off266/4