Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    7.5 gone. Agar ends Buttler's fluent knock. Shortish, outside off, telling Buttler he's free to take the single to the fielder or fetch the pull from outside off stump. Takes on the pull, and hits it straight down deep midwicket's throat 64/2
    3.6 gone! Extra bounce, and the interesting field works! Jumped towards the shoulder of Bairstow's bat as he tried to defend this short-of-a-length ball. Great line, offering no room at all, and the edge pops up to that man at the gully-ish short third man position 43/1
    18.1 gone. Slower ball slanting away from off stump, quite short, and Malan goes in the pursuit of more quick runs. Flat-bats it pretty well, but he's looking to miss long-off running to his right, not to hit it into his hands. Excellent innings from the No. 3 147/7
    9.5 down the track, and Agar gets another! Loses his shape a little while trying to loft inside-out over the covers. Makes a bit too much room with his front leg, and ends up slicing the ball off the outside half of the bat. Finch takes a good catch running to his right at cover, calling well and avoiding a collision with short extra-cover 74/3
    11.5 down the track, and that's a terrific catch from Smith! Floats it in towards middle and leg, and another batsman has lost his shape in the effort to hit inside-out. First it was Banton, now it's Morgan. May have stopped on the pitch a little, or maybe he just didn't get to the pitch of it. Ends up slicing high, back over the bowler's head more or less, and long-on takes it very well with a full-tilt sprint to his right 91/4
    13.5 another for Maxwell! Again that little bit of in-drift, plus a misjudgment of length. Goes for the reverse-sweep off one that's probably a little short for it. And the drift ensures it pitches closer to leg-stump than Moeen expected. Ends up top-edging and offering a dolly to short third man 108/5
    16.5 short, wide, another slower ball, I think, and Curran waits and slaps it hard but can't control it because it gets up higher than he estimates, and he ends up hitting it straight to deep cover point 124/6
    not out
    14
    8
    16
    1
    0
    175.00
    not out
    1
    4
    8
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    25.00
    Extras
    8 (b 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    162/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.1)
    Did not bat: JC Archer, MA Wood
    Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Jonny Bairstow, 3.6 ov), 2-64 (Jos Buttler, 7.5 ov), 3-74 (Tom Banton, 9.5 ov), 4-91 (Eoin Morgan, 11.5 ov), 5-108 (Moeen Ali, 13.5 ov), 6-124 (Tom Curran, 16.5 ov), 7-147 (Dawid Malan, 18.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc3030010.0065010
    AC Agar403228.0082200
    PJ Cummins302418.0063000
    KW Richardson301324.3391000
    A Zampa4047011.7573310
    GJ Maxwell301424.6660000
  • BATSMEN
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    15.2 bowled him! Warner gives himself room for an inside-out drive, Archer follows him from round the wicket, and the ball cannons off the pads into the leg stump! Now then ... it's a big ask for England, but there are two brand-new batsmen at the crease... 129/4
    10.6 holes out to mid-off! Finally, the breakthrough for Archer! The short balls keep Finch's feet pegged to the crease as his weight is lured into the fuller ball. No timing on the lofted drive and Jordan times his leap well to end a fine innings 98/1
    14.2 another big legbreak, and this time Smith holes out! Extra bounce as Smith kneeled into the slog-sweep, and Bairstow takes a fine running catch at deep midwicket. It's a start for England ... but here's Glenn Maxwell to apply a finish for Australia... 124/2
    14.6 flogged to short cover, and Rashid strikes with his last ball! That's a bad shot from Maxwell, no need to take on the dangerman at this stage. Making room and nailing a bottom-handed drive to Morgan. Suddenly Rash's figures look rather tidy, and well, England have the hint of the beginnings of a glimmer of optimism ... 127/3
    not out
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    18
    33
    0
    1
    127.77
    16.3 bowled him! That's the benefit of raw pace. Fast, straight, Carey is caught flat-footed, and the zing bails go spiralling into the night sky! And now England reckon it's on! 133/5
    18.6 a massive wind-up and Stoinis can't connect! It's a sprint for the frantic single, as Jordan aborts his lbw appeal to attempt the run-out! He pings down the stumps, and we've got a double review! Full and straight, but sliding down leg ... not out in the first instance... now then, the run-out... Wow, that's close ... neck and neck as the bails and bat are in a race... but the bat is a millimetre short! Agar should have dived, but he was caught short... and the collapse continues! 148/6
    not out
    0
    0
    5
    0
    0
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    Extras
    9 (lb 2, w 7)
    TOTAL
    160/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-98 (Aaron Finch, 10.6 ov), 2-124 (Steven Smith, 14.2 ov), 3-127 (Glenn Maxwell, 14.6 ov), 4-129 (David Warner, 15.2 ov), 5-133 (Alex Carey, 16.3 ov), 6-148 (Ashton Agar, 18.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JC Archer403328.2594020
    MA Wood403117.75104020
    CJ Jordan302307.6673010
    TK Curran403308.2550110
    AU Rashid402927.25102100
    MM Ali10909.0020100

Match Notes

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st98AJ FinchDA Warner
2nd26DA WarnerSPD Smith
3rd3DA WarnerGJ Maxwell
4th2DA WarnerMP Stoinis
5th4MP StoinisAT Carey
6th15MP StoinisAC Agar
7th12MP StoinisPJ Cummins