Dec 17South Africa vs. West Indies

1st Test at SuperSport Park, Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

Dec 17Australia vs. India

2nd Test at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Australia won by 4 wkts

Dec 19Pakistan vs. New Zealand

5th ODI at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

Dec 17Pakistan vs. New Zealand

4th ODI at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

Dec 16Sri Lanka vs. England

7th ODI at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Dec 14Pakistan vs. New Zealand

3rd ODI at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

Dec 26 05:00Australia vs. India

3rd Test at Melbourne

Dec 26 14:00South Africa vs. West Indies

2nd Test at Port Elizabeth

Dec 26 03:30New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

1st Test at Christchurch

Jan 02 14:00South Africa vs. West Indies

3rd Test at Cape Town

Jan 03 03:30New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

2nd Test at Wellington

Jan 06 05:00Australia vs. India

4th Test at Sydney

Cricket Scorecard

England tour of Australia 2014

Australia vs. England, 1st ODI

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Jan 12, 2014

Match Information

Match Status
Australia won by 6 wkts
Man Of The Match
England (Elected to Bat)
Ranmore Martinesz (SL) & Simon Fry (Aus)
Third Umpire
Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle (SL)

Batting: England

Batsman RunsBalls4s6sSR
Alastair Cook (C)caught Haddin b McKay4410100.00
Ian Bellbowled b Doherty41562173.21
Joe Rootlbw b McKay3230013.04
Gary Ballancecaught Doherty b McKay79966082.29
Eoin Morgancaught Coulter-Nile b Maxwell504751106.38
Ravi Boparacaught Haddin b Coulter-Nile17211080.95
Ben Stokesbowled b Faulkner212020105.00
Jos Buttler (WK)batting342411141.67
Tim Bresnanbatting16911177.78
Extras (3 wides, 1 leg byes)4 
Total (269-7 in 50 overs)269 

Fall of Wickets

1/4 (Alastair Cook, 0.4 ov.), 2/22 (Joe Root, 6.5 ov.), 3/62 (Ian Bell, 17.3 ov.), 4/145 (Eoin Morgan, 31.4 ov.), 5/173 (Ravi Bopara, 37.5 ov.), 6/206 (Ben Stokes, 42.6 ov.), 7/228 (Gary Ballance, 45.4 ov.)

Bowling: Australia

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsNo BallsWidesEconomy Rate
Clint McKay100443014.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile100511015.1
Glenn Maxwell80401005.0
Xavier Doherty70291004.1
James Faulkner100681016.8
Shane Watson50360007.2

Innings Highlights

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
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
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
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
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
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
45.1DROPPEDMcKay 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
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Batting: Australia

Batsman RunsBalls4s6sSR
Aaron Finchcaught Ballance b Stokes12112812094.53
David Warnercaught Stokes b J Root65725190.28
Shane Watsonbowled b C Jordan02000.00
Michael Clarke (C)caught Cook b T Bresnan434260102.38
George Baileybatting17181094.44
Glenn Maxwellbatting8120066.67
Extras (10 wides, 6 leg byes)16 
Total (270-4 in 45.4 overs)270 

Recent Overs

0 1 1 1 1 1   -  1 0 0 2 1 1   -  1 Wd 1 1 0 L1 4   -  1 1 0 2

Fall of Wickets

1/163 (David Warner, 27.5 ov.), 2/165 (Shane Watson, 28.4 ov.), 3/237 (Aaron Finch, 39.3 ov.), 4/247 (Michael Clarke, 41.6 ov.)

Bowling: England

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsNo BallsWidesEconomy Rate
Boyd Rankin80530026.6
Chris Jordan100501055.0
Tim Bresnan9.40561005.8
Ben Stokes100641016.4
Ravi Bopara60300005.0
Joe Root20111025.5

Innings Highlights

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
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
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
39.4FOURStokes to Clarke, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, Clarke steers it nicely to the third man fence for a boundary241/3
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
39.2FOURStokes to Finch, FOUR, short of length delivery on leg, Finch stays back and pulls it to the fine leg ropes237/2
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
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