Player of the Match
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    6.6 length on off stump, nudged into the covers for a sharp single and a direct hit means he's gone! Roy was running to the danger end and was miles short of his ground. Brilliant stuff from Stoinis, who picks up and throws in one smooth movement, and sets off in celebration after knocking down the stumps. Australia are buzzing! 29/2
    4.1 edged, gone! 90mph/145kph, pushed across the right-hander, and Bairstow nicks off. Starc had been hooping the ball into the batsmen but this one held its line and took the edge of Bairstow's apologetic prod. Australia get their breakthrough 20/1
    22.3 caught at slip. The move works, both to bring in Zampa and to have a slip for the right-hander. Nicely tossed up, Root's taking a step forward, but the ball dips before he can get to the pitch and turns just enough to take the outside edge. Smart take from Finch, to his right. 90/3
    28.5 huge shout not given and Finch reviews. Great loop on this, pitches on a length on middle and turns past his forward defensive to hit him on the knee roll. and it's three reds so that's a fabulous review and an extremely critical wicket. Excellent bowling. Drew him forward, got the ball to dip and turn enough to beat bat but not enough to be missing the stumps 117/5
    25.3 trapped in front but Buttler reviews immediately. Inside edge? After moving the last one away, Cummins brought this one back in. Buttler was pushing at it and it beats his bat. No inside edge. Hits in line and umpire's call on hitting the stumps! Buttler will have to go, what a great bowling change once again from Finch. 107/4
    36.1 chopped on! Billings gave himself room to cut but this was too straight and cramped him for room. A flat legbreak, just a hint of turn and it zipped through, taking the bottom edge and diverted onto the stumps. Slightly fuller than Billings anticipated 140/6
    40.1 length ball in the channel, and Woakes is the latest man to nick off! Classic Hazlewood, banged in on a length on fourth or fifth stump, and there's just a fraction of movement away off the seam. That's enough to take the edge as Woakes shapes to punch through the covers, and Carey gobbles up an easy chance. England reeling at 149 for 8! 149/8
    37.6 nicks him off! Or does he? Gough, standing in his first game since the third Test vs Pakistan, isn't sure if it carried through to Carey. Starc ran his fingers down the side of this, hitting a length on fifth stump, and drew an outside edge as Curran looked to steer towards third man. The catch is a tight call, but it looks like it's going to be given, as Carey had just about got his gloves under the ball. Curran trudges off, Australia have seven! 143/7
    49.4 cleaned up this time! A vital 76-run partnership finally comes to an end. Pace on this time, slightly full of a length, and it crashes into middle and leg as Curran looks to heave over the leg side 225/9
    not out
    not out
    13 (lb 5, w 8)
    231/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.62)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Jonny Bairstow, 4.1 ov), 2-29 (Jason Roy, 6.6 ov), 3-90 (Joe Root, 22.3 ov), 4-107 (Jos Buttler, 25.3 ov), 5-117 (Eoin Morgan, 28.5 ov), 6-140 (Sam Billings, 36.1 ov), 7-143 (Sam Curran, 37.6 ov), 8-149 (Chris Woakes, 40.1 ov), 9-225 (Tom Curran, 49.4 ov)
    MA Starc1013823.80404030
    JR Hazlewood1022712.70454000
    PJ Cummins1035615.60387130
    MR Marsh814916.12235020
    MP Stoinis2020010.0042100
    A Zampa1003633.60374000
    3.4 got him again! Archer has the wood on Warner. This was a scorcher at 91 mph, back of a length and moves across, has Warner poking at it in the channel. Awkward height too, with the ball near rib-cage. Takes a thin edge through to Buttler. 9/1
    32.3 cleaned him up! three wickets in less than two overs and the captain's gone now. This was a length ball closer to off stump and held its line after pitching. Finch was playing inside the line and it clatters stumps. 145/5
    7.5 that is just amazing fast bowling Short leg was put in place so the batsman was expecting a short one, but Archer is so quick and so accurate that he manages to get a wicket with a short ball anyway. Banged in back of a length and hisses up like a cobra towards Stoinis who is all in a tangle against that. Fends awkwardly and it takes the shoulder of the bat to loop up for an easy catch behind him. Archer's bowling with serious fire 37/2
    30.5 trapped on the pad, Woakes lets out a desperate appeal but Gough says no. Morgan reviews immediately. This struck both pads as he looked to work a length ball to leg, but crucially hit the front one first. No bat, Ultra-Edge confirms. Hits him in line, and would have smashed into middle two-thirds of the way up! Marnus has to trudge off, and Woakes has the breakthrough 144/3
    31.5 gottim! Archer gets the breakthrough, Marsh chops onto his stumps! Slightly back of a length, didn't get up much at all off the surface as Marsh jammed the bat down on it, and only managed to inside-edge into the timber. England are jubilant - if they get Finch soon, it's game on! 145/4
    48.4 stumped by a mile! and England have kept the series alive. The slog sweep weren't working for Carey so he shimmies down the track. Rashid bowls a third successive googly - Carey hasn't been reading them anyway - and this is out of his reach, spinning further away. Fast hands by Buttler to whip the bails off and seal the win. 207/10
    34.1 knocked him over! Australia might have been mentally breathing a sigh of relief at no more Archer. If so, they forgot there's still Woakes. Very similar to how Finch got out, Maxwell just playing down the wrong line totally and loses his stumps 147/6
    39.2 clatter Went around the wicket and Cummins was looking to hit his way out of the building pressure, has a big swipe across the line. Gets a bottom edge that ensures the ball clatters into the stumps. Not enough room for the pull shot, but then, Cummins is not a top order batsman 166/7
    39.3 got him first ball! This is all unravelling rather quickly for Australia. Length ball outside off, on a sixth or seventh stump line in fact, Starc has a waft at it, no foot movement to speak of, and gets a healthy edge that Buttler tumbles to his left and grabs. 166/8
    43.5 pops up straight in the air and Archer moves to his right at mid-off and holds it with both hands above his head. That's the end of Zampa. Was moving away again and aiming to go down the ground, too early into the shot and it just spoons up. 176/9
    not out
    13 (lb 11, nb 1, w 1)
    207 all out (48.4 Overs, RR: 4.25)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (David Warner, 3.4 ov), 2-37 (Marcus Stoinis, 7.5 ov), 3-144 (Marnus Labuschagne, 30.5 ov), 4-145 (Mitchell Marsh, 31.5 ov), 5-145 (Aaron Finch, 32.3 ov), 6-147 (Glenn Maxwell, 34.1 ov), 7-166 (Pat Cummins, 39.2 ov), 8-166 (Mitchell Starc, 39.3 ov), 9-176 (Adam Zampa, 43.5 ov), 10-207 (Alex Carey, 48.4 ov)
    CR Woakes1013233.20402100
    JC Archer1023433.40403000
    TK Curran1022802.80361000
    AU Rashid9.406716.93215201
    SM Curran903533.88302010

Match Details


England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45

Match days

13 September 2020 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


England 10, Australia 0

Match Notes

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st9AJ FinchDA Warner
2nd28AJ FinchMP Stoinis
3rd107AJ FinchM Labuschagne
4th1AJ FinchMR Marsh
5th0AJ FinchAT Carey
6th2GJ MaxwellAT Carey
7th19AT CareyPJ Cummins
8th0MA StarcAT Carey
9th10AT CareyA Zampa
10th31JR HazlewoodAT Carey