ENG beat AUS by 3 wickets | Australia vs England Live Cricket Score 1st ODI Match

Australia in England, 5 ODI Series, 2018

Date: Jun 13, 2018 Start Time: 17:30 IST | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 Local
Venue: The Oval, London
AUS
214/10 Overs: 47.0
ENG
218/7 Overs: 44.0
England beat Australia by 3 wickets

Match Commentary

Australia vs England Live Cricket Score - 1st ODI match - Commentary

End of Over : 47.0 AUS: 214/10

Glenn Maxwell and Ashton Agar were the star players for Australia. The former got some shots from the middle of the bat and gave a scare to the English bowlers in the middle overs. Agar accompanied him and together they tried to steer their sinking ship out of the water with a 84-run partnership. Considering the conditions, adaptability and their form, it should be an easy outing for the England batsmen. However, one can never consider Australia out of the competition. Join us on the other side of the innings break.

First innings belongs to the home team. They have managed to topple Australia for 214 and haven't even allowed them to play their full quota of 50 overs. David Willey got the first wicket in the second over of the match and afterwards, it was Moeen Ali show. His spell of 3/43 meant that the top order of the visiting team couldn't get hold of him. He, along with Adil Rashid, made sure that no easy runs were given. The batsmen, in order to get some quick runs, started manufacturing shots and ended up giving away their wickets cheaply.

46.6 W

OUT! A good low catch by the keeper. Another slower one by Liam, it's in the line of the stumps as Tye hops back to make some room. He ends up reaching out for it and edging it behind to the keeper. It's dying in front of Buttler who does well to go down low to catch it inches above the ground. Third wicket for Plunkett and AUSTRALIA ARE BUNDLED OUT FOR 214!

46.5 0

Some change in pace there to fox the batsman. Tye tries to flick by moving back but misses. He is hit on the back leg as the ball rolls to point.

46.4 6

SIX! Ho! Ho! Ho! Take that for a reply. The blow on the helmet seems to have woken Tye up. He hangs back on the back foot, waits for the ball to arrive and launches it over mid-wicket for a biggie.

Physio comes out to the middle. Andrew Tye seems fine and is smiling. Sipping some water and trying to regain his composure. A little bit of repair work going on his helmet. He is a bowler so probably hasn't carried a spare one.

46.3 0

That's hit Tye on the helmet! Another short ball by Plunkett, targeted at the head of the batsman, who tries to pull but misses. It hits him on the hand and then goes bang on the grille of the helmet. Tye immediately gives thumbs up signalling his well being.

46.2 0

The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.

46.1 0

Digs in a short ball, nicely directed at the batsman, Tye sways away from the line of fire.

End of Over : 46 1 Runs AUS: 208/9
45.6 0

Another yorker from Wood. Stanlake gets under it and manages to keep it out.

45.5 0

On a good length, outside off and Billy dabs it to the point region for nothing.

45.4 0

Yorker to start with to Billy, who does well to keep it out.

45.3 W

OUT! Another soft dismissal and another catch for the English Test skipper, Joe Root. Full and on the stumps from Wood, Kane goes for the big shot but doesn't get the elevation. Joe Root at mid off takes an easy catch. Ninth wicket down for Australia.

45.2 1

Another short delivery, this time Tye plays it to mid on and runs for a single.

45.1 0

Short of a length, coming into the body with pace. The batsman does well to keep it down towards the mid-wicket region.

Mark Wood is back into the attack.

Kumar Sangakkara (on air) giving his inputs on how to play the spinners. He shares that while growing up back home he used to concentrate on the bowling hand to read the variations and doesn't forget to add that there were quite a few with unorthodox action. Goes on to advice that nowadays with so many variety of wrist spinners coming up, the batsmen need to sit back and analyze their action before facing them, rather than trying to pick them from the surface.

End of Over : 45 1 Runs AUS: 207/8
44.6 0

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

44.5 0

Another bumper from the bowler. Kane was in two minds but chooses to leave the ball alone.

44.4 0

Plunkett goes short and the batsman ducks under it.

44.3 0

Cross-seam delivery outside off and Kane dabs it to backward point.

44.2 0

A fuller delivery on off and the batsman drives to covers for nothing.

44.1 1

The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. They pick up a single

End of Over : 44 5 Runs AUS: 206/8
43.6 0

Loopy flighted delivery just outside off, Kane goes for the big hit but misses to make connection with the ball.

43.6 1

Wide! Goes down the leg side and the batsman tries to get something on it but misses. Wide signalled by the umpire.

43.5 0

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

43.4 1

Fuller and wider, Tye gets down on his knee and creams the drive through covers. One run added to the total.

43.3 2

A flighted delivery from Rashid just outside off and Tye goes for a wild hoick but miscues. The ball goes over Root stationed at first slip and the batsmen take two.

43.2 1

Gives it air and lets it rip on middle, the batsman nudges it through mid-wicket and takes a single.

43.1 0

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

End of Over : 43 4 Runs AUS: 201/8
42.6 0

Punched off the back foot by the batsman.

42.5 0

Bouncer! Plunkett goes short and Tye ducks under the ball to let it pass.

42.4 0

Stays put in his crease and blocks the fuller delivery.

42.3 4

FOUR! SHOT! Tye gets a full ball, on the off stump and drives it uppishly through the line over the bowler's head. The ball races down the ground and into the boundary.

Kane Richardson is the next batsman in.

42.2 W

OUT! Australia have lost their eighth wicket. Full and outside off from Plunkett and Neser goes with hard hands. He tries to hit it over the bowler's head but gets it from the outside half of the bat. The ball lobs in the air and Joe Root at mid off takes an easy catch. Another soft dismissal.

42.1 0

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

Liam Plunkett is back into the attack.

End of Over : 42 4 Runs AUS: 197/7
41.6 0

Tossed up and on off, defended off the front foot.

41.5 0

Shout for an lbw, not given. Skidding down the leg side, Tye fails to flick and is hit on the pads. The appeal is not entertained as it seemed to be missing leg.

41.4 0

Tye has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

41.3 4

FOUR! Wow, that came from nowhere. A quicker one, darted in on the fuller length, Tye covers the line and smacks it over the bowler's head. This is also the first boundary conceded by Rashid today. Considering he is a leg spinner, who usually conceded too many boundary balls, that's a commendable effort.

41.2 0

Flatter and on off, Tye defends it back off his back foot.

Andrew Tye is the new batsman.

41.1 W

OUT! Rashid strikes and removes the set batsman. He bowls this leg spinner quicker through the air, a scrambled seam delivery which is served very full and around off. Agar tries to sweep but misses and is hit on the back leg. They appeal and the finger goes up almost immediately. Agar has a chat with his partner before trudging back. The replays show that it's pretty adjacent and would have crashed into the stumps. Australia losing the plot towards the end.

End of Over : 41 2 Runs AUS: 193/6
40.6 1

Full and on the pads and timed to mid on for another single.

40.5 0

Short and climbing on Agar, who does well to keep it down off the back foot.

40.4 0

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

40.3 1

Touch fuller and driven to the mid on region for a single.

40.2 0

Full and angling into the batsman, who drills it uppishly to mid on.

40.1 0

On a good length and on off, the batsman drives it through mid on for nothing.

End of Over : 40 3 Runs AUS: 191/6
39.6 1

The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.

39.5 2

Floated leg spinner from Rashid and Neser played it nicely through covers for two amidst some hesitation.

39.4 0

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

39.3 0

Proper leg spinning delivery, outside off and Neser drives it through covers for nothing.

39.2 0

OHH! A googly and almost got his man. Rashid is toying with the debutant. Flighted outside off and the batsman gets the inside edge of the bat on to his pads.

39.1 0

Flighted outside off and driven through mid off for nothing.

End of Over : 39 10 Runs AUS: 188/6
38.6 0

Full and coming in to the batsman, Agar guides it to the mid-wicket fielder for nothing.

38.5 4

FOUR! Copy paste stuff from Agar! Marvelous timing! Gets the full delivery outside off and Agar presents the full face of the bat. The ball meets the middle and rushes through covers and mid off regions for the second boundary of the over.

38.4 1

Short and outside off, Neser punches it off the back foot to the off side and takes a single.

38.3 1

Full and straight and driven through mid on by Agar. One run added to the total.

38.2 0

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.

38.1 4

FOUR! Stand and deliver is the method for Agar. Willey bowls it full, just outside off and Agar plays it through the line and finds the gap between the cover and mid off regions. Authoritative batting from the left-hander.

End of Over : 38 3 Runs AUS: 178/6
37.6 0

Lots of rips on this one by Adil. The ball pitches on off and spins away from the batsman. He gets behind the line and blocks it nicely.

37.5 1

Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single.

37.4 1

First runs in international cricket for Neser. Touch short and flatter, the batsman plays it through the point region for another single.

37.3 1

Floats it on middle and the batsman drives it through mid on for a single.

37.2 0

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

37.1 0

Flighted delivery on off, the batsman blocks it from his crease with a straight bat.

Adil Rashid is back into the attack.

End of Over : 37 5 Runs AUS: 175/6
36.6 1

Full on leg stump and tucked away to fine leg for a single.

Debutant Michael Neser is the new batsman.

36.5 W

OUT! The Big Show is gone! Huge, huge wicket for England. He was looking in ominous touch. Liam bowls it on a back of a length, angling into the body and Maxwell picked it beautifully off his hips. But the ball hangs in the air and Bairstow comes running across to his right from deep square leg to complete the catch easily. A nothing delivery gets an important wicket. After a series of failures, this knock will give immense confidence to Maxwell, although Australia would have loved him to carry till the end.

36.4 0

The batsman has driven fuller ball straight back.

36.3 2

Touch wide and back of a length, the batsman plays it through the off side. The ball goes through the cover region and they take two.

36.2 1

Similar delivery and Agar does well to punch it off the back foot through covers for another single.

36.1 1

Short of a length on off, Maxwell flicks it to the deep backward square leg and takes a single.

End of Over : 36 4 Runs AUS: 170/5
35.6 1

Forces a shortish ball square of the wicket on the off side and takes a single.

35.5 0

Aggression shown by Willey! Shortish length ball just outside off, Maxwell punches it straight back to the bowler who picks it up and has an immediate shy at the striker's end. Maxwell just escapes from getting hit. Hmm...

35.4 1

An overpitched delivery outside off has been crunched through covers. The sweeper cuts it off and they take a single.

35.3 1

Back of a length delivery around middle and leg, a slower one, Maxwell goes on his toes and turns it in front of square leg for a single.

35.2 0

Sliding down the leg side, Maxwell tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to short fine leg. He thinks about taking a leg bye but then decides against it as the fielder at 45 quickly gets to the ball.

35.1 1

Angles in a length ball on off, Agar bunts it down to long on and takes a single.

David Willey is back into the attack.

End of Over : 35 8 Runs AUS: 166/5
34.6 2

Fullish and angling down the leg side, Maxwell nudges it down to fine leg and scampers back for the second run. Could have been close but the throw from the deep wasn't an accurate one.

34.5 4

FOUR! Well placed! It's short and around off, Maxwell swivels on the back foot and just gives the direction to his pull shot. It runs through backward square leg and finds the fence. Didn't try to hit that hard and that was the key. You don't normally associate Maxwell with that kind of a shot.

34.4 1

A little bit of width on offer outside off, Agar steers it through the point region and picks up a single.

34.3 0

This one is full and around middle, angling away with some extra bounce, Agar gets forward and pushes it down to mid off.

34.2 0

Wicket to wicket line, on a length, Agar blocks it back from the crease.

34.1 0

On a length and in the line of the stumps, Agar covers the line and pushes it down the ground to mid off.

34.1 1

Wide! Short but down the leg side, Agar ducks to let that one go to the keeper.

End of Over : 34 4 Runs AUS: 158/5
33.6 1

A touch straight from Wood and tucked away down the leg side for another single.

33.5 2

Another short delivery and pulled away from the splice. The ball goes to the mid-wicket region and the batsmen scamper for two.

33.4 0

On a good length, on the off stump and Agar blocks it off the front foot.

33.3 0

Driven through mid off by the batsman.

33.2 1

Short delivery pulled away to backward square. One run added to the total.

33.1 0

On a good length, hits Maxwell on his pads. Some appeal from the bowler as well as the fielder but umpire isn't interested. Too high and missing leg too, the replays showed later.

End of Over : 33 9 Runs AUS: 154/5
32.6 0

Drives through mid on but straight to mid on.

32.5 0

Short of a length, outside off and the batsman dabs it to the point region fro nothing.

32.4 4

FOUR! Another good looking shot from Agar. He is playing a crucial knock for his team and providing company to Maxwell. Touch short and outside off, Agar gets on top of the bounce and chops it through the point region for another boundary.

32.3 0

Dabs it to the point region for nothing.

32.2 4

FOUR! How good is that from the left-hander? Liam bowls it on a good length on middle and off, Agar plays through the line and gets it past the fielder at mid on. The ball has enough legs to go to the boundary.

32.1 1

Short on leg, Maxi flicks it to the mid-wicket region and takes a single. With this single, he brings up his 16th half century in ODIs as well. A much-needed knock for Australia.

End of Over : 32 1 Runs AUS: 145/5
31.6 0

Drives the fuller delivery through mid off for nothing.

31.5 0

Touch short and into the body, Agar punches it off the back foot.

31.4 0

A bumper from Wood and Agar is happy to leave the short ball alone.

31.3 0

Effort ball this one from Wood. Just short of a length, outside off and making the batsman play at it but Agar misses.

31.2 1

Slower delivery on middle and off, the batsman guides it to the mid on region for a single.

31.1 0

Full and outside off, Maxwell drives it off the front foot but straight to the mid off fielder.

End of Over : 31 5 Runs AUS: 144/5
30.6 2

Short and outside off, Agar chops it hard and gets it over the point fielder. Before the ball is thrown back from the deep, the batsmen managed to come back for the second.

30.5 0

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball for nothing.

30.4 1

Short of a length, coming into the batsman. Maxwell guides it to mid-wicket for another single.

30.3 1

The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single.

30.2 1

50-run partnership. A crucial stand for the Aussies. A short delivery outside off and the batsman guides it past the point fielder and takes a single.

30.1 0

Starts with a short delivery to Maxwell, who looks to force it but doesn't get the connection.

End of Over : 30 2 Runs AUS: 139/5
29.6 0

Touch short, on middle and tucked away to the point region for nothing.

29.5 0

Another bouncer and another nice leave from the left-hander.

29.4 0

Bouncer from Wood and Agar is happy to duck under it.

Nasser Hussain trying to analyze Adil Rashid's bowling action. He identifies that it's quite tough to pick him from the hand as he bowls with a quick-arm action. Nass feels that the batsmen try to pick him through the trajectory in which he lands the ball. If it's around leg, they assume it to be a leg spinner and if it's outside off, they assume it to be a googly. He is quick to add though that it's not the best way to play the leggie as he can bowl other variations apart from the above ones.

29.3 1

Short of a length outside the off stump and Maxwell punches it through covers for a single.

29.2 1

Touch short and outside off. Agar plays it through mid-wicket and takes a single.

29.1 0

On a good length on off, Agar plays it to the mid on region.

Mark Wood is back into the attack.

End of Over : 29 4 Runs AUS: 137/5
28.6 4

FOUR! How beautifully timed is that! Liam bowls a fuller one on his pads and Maxwell obliges. He clips it off his pads and the fielder at mid-wicket has no chance of stopping it, even after he puts in the dive.

Just before the 14-run over by Moeen, there was a little drinks break taken by the batsmen. Probably, the message to Maxwell was to go after the bowlers and since then the approach has changed. 25 runs followed in the next two overs. The current one although has brought the sanity back in England's favour.

28.5 0

Fuller in length, outside off, Maxwell plays it to the mid on region.

28.4 0

The batsman has driven that ball straight back.

28.3 0

Touch short and angling into the body, Maxwell stays on the back foot and defends it.

28.2 0

Similar looking delivery and the batsman gets behind to block it for nothing.

28.1 0

On a good length just outside off, Maxwell punches it back to the bowler.

Liam Plunkett is into the attack for the first time today.

End of Over : 28 11 Runs AUS: 133/5
27.6 1

Plays the floated delivery to the square leg region and takes the strike for the next over.

27.5 0

The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.

27.5 1

Wide! Mind games! Root saw Maxwell is looking to make room for himself, so he tries to target his pads. But the batsman has played with the bowler here as he moved inside the line and let the ball go down the leg side for a wide.

27.4 1

Punches the fuller delivery from the front foot. The ball goes past the short cover fielder. Another run added to the total.

27.3 1

Plays the flighted delivery to the mid-wicket region and takes a single.

27.2 6

SIX! Bang! Brute force from Maxi. He gets the flighted delivery outside off and punches it up and over the mid off region. No half measures there.

27.1 1

Pushed in with the arm by Root and the batsman drives it to the mid off region for a single.

End of Over : 27 14 Runs AUS: 122/5
26.6 0

Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run to end the over. 14 coming off it and spoils Moeen's bowling figures a bit. Still 10-1-43-3 is a mighty good effort by the off spinner.

26.5 6

SIX! Goes big and sends it over the rope. Another flighted ball around off, too full in length and Maxwell lifts it with nice timing over wide long off for a maximum.

26.4 0

Tossed up and on off, blocked by Maxwell.

26.3 4

FOUR! Maxwell is changing gears, it seems. Moeen is on the shorter side, around middle and Maxwell plays a thunderous pull shot to the deep square leg fence. No chance for the fielder in the deep.

26.2 4

FOUR! Maxwell takes the aerial route. Goes deep inside the crease to a full ball and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.

26.1 0

Short and on off, punched off the back foot but straight to the cover fielder.

End of Over : 26 4 Runs AUS: 108/5
25.6 1

Plays it with the spin in front of square leg and keeps strike with a single.

25.5 1

Floated full on middle, it's driven down to long off for a single.

25.4 0

Flatter on middle, helped to mid-wicket.

25.3 1

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.

25.2 1

Gets forward to a full ball and drills it down to long off for one.

25.1 0

Fires one in from around the wicket, it's on middle and Agar keeps it out on the leg side. Straight to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 25 2 Runs AUS: 104/5
24.6 1

Another flighted delivery to end the spell. Agar rocks to the back foot and punches it through covers for a single.

24.5 0

Quicker delivery from Ali and the batsman gets behind the line to block it.

24.4 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

24.3 0

Floated on off and Agar drives it straight back to the bowler.

24.2 1

The ball grips and turns from the off stump and the batsman plays it with spin off his pads. They take a single.

24.1 0

Floated on middle and leg. Maxwell plays it to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 24 5 Runs AUS: 102/5
23.6 0

Another solid looking defense from Agar to end the over.

23.5 0

Gets behind the line of the arm delivery on off stump and blocks it down.

23.4 0

Flighted and spinning away from the left-hander who punches it towards the mid-wicket region for nothing.

23.3 1

Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single.

23.2 2

Another powerful punch form the back foot, this time through covers and another two runs added to the total.

23.1 2

Tucks the shortish delivery away to the mid-wicket region. The fielder does well but can't stop them from taking a double.

Joe Root is into the attack.

End of Over : 23 3 Runs AUS: 97/5
22.6 1

Shuffles across his stumps and sweeps it to the square leg region. Takes a single to end the over.

22.5 0

Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it down the pitch.

22.4 1

Punches the ball past the bowler. Takes a single from the mid off region.

22.3 0

Drives the flighted delivery straight back to the bowler.

22.2 1

Rocks back and forces the ball to the mid off region. One run added to the total.

22.1 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

End of Over : 22 4 Runs AUS: 94/5
21.6 0

Floated and on off, driven down to mid off to end the over.

21.5 1

Tickles it off his pads to the leg side, finds the gap and takes a run.

21.4 0

Flatter and on off, spinning away a shade, Maxwell initially shapes up for the slog sweep but then changes his mind after not finding the delivery in his half. Ends up forcing it out towards covers.

21.3 1

Full and flighted outside off, Agar calmly pushes it down to long off for a single.

21.2 1

Goes on the back foot and punches it down to point for one.

21.1 1

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.

End of Over : 21 0 Runs AUS: 90/5
20.6 0

Maiden over. Ali has been so good since his first over and has continued his merry ways. Another one played to the mid-wicket region for nothing.

20.5 0

Goes back in his crease and blocks it from the back foot.

20.4 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

20.3 0

Punches the ball from the back foot.

20.2 0

Defends it off the back foot. More pressure building up.

20.1 0

Plays the ball with a straight bat for nothing.

End of Over : 20 2 Runs AUS: 90/5
19.6 0

Another loopy one from Adil and Agar plays it back to the bowler.

19.5 0

The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground.

Ashton Agar is the new batsman in.

19.4 W

OUT! Googly has done the job for the leg spinner. Half the side is back in the hut for Australia. This is not looking good for them. Stoinis is walking back with a look of disbelief. He thought the wide and shortish delivery was an opportunity to get some runs but it was a bit too close for the square cut. He went with hard hands and only managed an edge. Buttler takes it easily and jumps in celebration.

19.3 1

Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.

19.2 1

Drives to mid off from the front foot and takes a single.

19.1 0

The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man for nothing.

End of Over : 19 11 Runs AUS: 88/4
18.6 2

Maxwell plays the wristy shot to the leg side and scampers for quick double.

18.5 1

The ball takes the outside edge goes towards the slip region. One run added to the total.

18.4 6

SIX! High and handsome! Stoinis gives the charge to the flighted delivery, picks it over the long on fielder and the ball lands in the crowd way behind. Welcome runs for Stoinis and Australia.

18.3 0

Ali pushes the ball into the stumps and the batsman blocks it with the straight bat.

18.2 0

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

18.1 2

Shuffles to the off side to play the sweep to the leg side. The ball rolls to the square leg and they take two.

End of Over : 18 5 Runs AUS: 77/4
17.6 1

Punches the ball to the off side and gets another single.

17.5 1

Driven towards the mid on region. One run added to the total.

17.4 1

Punches the flighted delivery outside off from the crease and takes a single.

17.3 1

Rocks on the back foot and dabs it to the cover region for a single.

17.2 1

Plants his foot down the pitch and guides the ball to the off side for a single.

17.1 0

Tossed up outside off and Stoinis lets it go.

End of Over : 17 2 Runs AUS: 72/4
16.6 0

Forces a full ball down to mid on to end another tidy over by Moeen. 2 runs and a wicket from it!

16.5 0

Brings out the sweep shot this time. He gets across the stumps to execute that but misses to wear it on his pads. Only a stifled appeal for an lbw. Impact well outside off.

16.4 0

Tossed up ball landing just outside off and spinning back in a touch, Maxwell gets forward and across to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge to covers.

16.3 0

Helps it off his pads to the leg side but finds the square leg fielder.

16.2 2

Loopy full on off, spinning back in, Maxwell gets forward and works it off the inner half of the bat towards mid-wicket. The fielder there dives to his right but fails to cut it off. They take a couple.

Drinks are on the field. England are the happier side going into the break. They have Australia's top order in the kitty and Moeen Ali is proving too difficult to score runs off. Although some bad shots from the Aussies resulted in their wickets, it's the pressure created by good bowling from the home team's bowlers.

16.1 W

OUT! Four down, Australia. Now they lose their skipper as well. Moeen Ali continues with his good work. He is ripping through the Aussie line-up. Tim Paine is the victim this time. Moeen flights the ball on off stump and Paine goes for the reverse sweep. But he gets a top edge and goes straight to Mark Wood at short third man. Too easy for the number one team right now.

End of Over : 16 5 Runs AUS: 70/3
15.6 2

Too full and outside off, Stoinis powers his drive down to wide long off for a brace.

15.5 1

Loopy and on off, tapped towards covers for a single.

15.4 0

Flighted and outside off, left alone.

15.3 0

Gets on the front foot and drives it to covers.

15.2 1

Tossed up on off, driven past the bowler to long off for one.

15.1 1

Takes a stride forward to a full ball and plays it off the outside half of the bat to point. A single taken.

End of Over : 15 1 Runs AUS: 65/3
14.6 0

Fullish and on off, defended off the front foot towards the bowler. England keeping things tight and building nice pressure on the Aussies.

14.5 0

Walks forward to work it on the leg side but it takes the outer half of the bat and rolls towards mid off.

14.4 0

Stoinis has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. Tidy stuff from Moeen!

14.3 0

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

14.2 1

Flatter and on middle, forced down the ground for a run.

14.1 0

Flighted and full outside off, pushed off the front foot to covers.

End of Over : 14 3 Runs AUS: 64/3
13.6 1

Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single.

13.5 0

The batsman has driven it through mid on for nothing.

13.4 0

OOH! So close to the off stump. Gives the ball enough air and keeps it on off stump. Paine goes with the straight bat but misses it as the ball thuds into the keeper's hands.

13.3 1

Works the loopy delivery down the leg side. One run added to the total.

13.2 0

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

13.1 1

Punches it to covers from the back foot and takes a single.

End of Over : 13 3 Runs AUS: 61/3
12.6 1

The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.

12.5 1

Rocks back and punches the ball down the ground for another single.

12.4 0

The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.

12.3 0

Drives the flighted delivery through the mid on region.

12.2 1

Dabs it through the point region for a single.

12.1 0

The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it.

End of Over : 12 2 Runs AUS: 58/3
11.6 0

Another resolute defense as Australia is looking to rebuild their innings.

Luxury for England! Stats suggest that Moeen Ali has been doing a commendable job for them in Powerplay 1. It drops a bit post that but then Adil Rashid takes the charge and has fared better in the middle phase of the game. Michael Atherton on air also brings out the point that wrist spinners have been ruling the roost in the shorter version of late and although their economy rate is on the higher side, they tend to pick wickets.

11.5 0

Defended off the front foot with the full face of the bat.

11.4 1

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.

11.3 1

Punches the ball to the off side, from the front foot and takes a single.

11.2 0

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

11.1 0

Flighted delivery outside off and Stoinis lets it go.

Adil Rashid to roll his arms over.

End of Over : 11 5 Runs AUS: 56/3
10.6 0

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

10.5 0

Another block off the front foot for nothing.

10.4 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

10.3 4

FOUR! Starts with a good looking punch. It was a touch short from the wicket-taker, outside off and the skipper cuts it through the cover region. The fielder chases the ball to the boundary, does well to stop it inside the line but messes it up while throwing it. His foot dragged the boundary rope behind when he dived to stop the ball and when he stood up to throw it back, he didn't keep in mind the actual line. As a result, boundary singlled by the umpire.

Tim Paine is the new batsman in.

10.2 W

OUT! Bowled 'em! Ali is the man for England. He bowls another loopy delivery on middle stump and outfoxed the left-hander with the trajectory. Marsh plays for the spin but misses it altogether as the ball straightens and crashes into his stumps. Another one bites the dust.

10.1 1

Flicks the floated delivery off his pads and gets a single.

Powerplay 2 signalled by the umpire. Now, England can have four fielders outside the circle. Although, I doubt they would prefer to do that. Trying to pressurize the batsmen at the moment. Moeen Ali to continue...

End of Over : 10 3 Runs AUS: 51/2
9.6 0

Full again and angling down the leg side, Marsh flicks it off his pads but fails to beat short fine leg. End of the first Powerplay and England will be pleased with the outcome.

9.5 0

Fullish and outside off, a nicely timed drive by Marsh but he found the mid off fielder.

9.4 2

Clips it off his pads, in front of square leg and a couple of runs added to the total.

9.3 0

Bottom edge by the batsman! The keeper takes it on one bounce.

9.2 0

Aerial but safe! Almost another wicket there for England. A length ball outside off, Marsh plays a drive on the up and it goes uppishly towards cover-point. There was a short extra cover in place and had that been a little towards his right that would have been a straightforward catch. Root was the fielder and his gestures show the same.

9.1 1

Edgy! Fuller in length around off, angling away from the new batsman, Stoinis brings his bat down in defense but it takes the outside edge and rolls to third man. They cross for a single.

End of Over : 9 2 Runs AUS: 48/2
8.6 1

The ball takes the outside edge, goes towards the slip region. They pick up a single.

8.5 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman, presenting the full face of the bat.

Marcus Stoinis is the next batsman to the crease.

8.4 W

OUT! This was coming. Finch wasn't able to get hold of Ali. He tries to create something out of nothing and loses his wicket. Ali flights the delivery on off and gets it to drift a bit as well. Finch reveals all his stumps to make some room for himself. Tries to go inside out but only manages an outside edge to Mark Wood stationed at short third man. He makes no mistake and this is a big blow to Australia. Smart bowling change by Morgan has resulted in a wicket.

8.3 0

Played from the front foot down the pitch for nothing.

8.2 1

The batsman has driven it straight down the ground. The batsmen have run through for a single.

8.1 0

Drives the tossed up delivery from the front foot for nothing.

Moeen Ali is into the attack.

End of Over : 8 4 Runs AUS: 46/1
7.6 0

Driven through mid off by the batsman for nothing.

7.5 1

Short and into the body of Marsh. He tries to fend it off at the last moment but it goes off his gloves to short fine leg. Adil Rashid there overruns a bit and they collect a single.

7.4 1

Drives it to the mid off region and scampers for a quick single.

7.3 1

The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single.

7.2 1

Plays the good length delivery from the inside half of the bat. The ball rolls to the mid-wicket region and they take one.

7.1 0

Driven though mid off but the connection isn't right. The fielder stationed there collects it and saves runs for his team.

End of Over : 7 10 Runs AUS: 42/1
6.6 0

Defends the good length delivery from the front foot down the pitch.

6.5 1

Driven from the front foot through mid on for a single.

6.4 1

The batsman defends it from within the crease. One run added to the total.

6.3 4

FOUR! Beautiful! This one looked too easy for Marsh. He clipped this one off his hips and the fielder at short square leg had no chance of even getting a hand on it. Wood went a touch too straight and got punished for erring in line.

6.2 0

On a shortish length, into the body and Marsh blocks it.

6.1 4

FOUR! Shot! Marsh is dealing in boundaries. He isn't letting the opportunities go. Gets a shortish delivery outside off, goes on his toes and punches it down the ground. The fielder at mid off dives but in vain as the ball rushes to the boundary.

End of Over : 6 2 Runs AUS: 32/1
5.6 1

Plays the good length delivery to mid-wicket and keeps the strike for the next over.

5.5 0

Another block. Marsh is looking to set himself for a longer innings it seems. Similar length and a similar looking block from the left-hander.

5.4 0

Blocks the good length delivery from his crease.

5.3 1

Nice looking drive again from Finch. Gets the fullish ball on off stump and presents the full face of the bat from the front foot. The ball goes to the mid off region, where Hales dives to his right and stops a boundary. End result, a single.

5.2 0

Similar delivery from Willey, keeping a check on Finch, who blocks it down the pitch.

5.1 0

On a short of a good length, on off stump and Finch punches it to the off side for nothing.

End of Over : 5 0 Runs AUS: 30/1
4.6 0

On a length and around off, Marsh blocks it from the crease to complete the over. A maiden by Wood, finally finding some rhythm.

4.5 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

4.4 0

Marsh has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

4.3 0

Gets one on his pads but Marsh fails to put it away.

4.2 0

Straighter in line and it has been pushed down the ground to mid on.

4.1 0

Good length ball on off, defended off the back foot.

End of Over : 4 8 Runs AUS: 30/1
3.6 0

Shoulders his arms to the delivery outside off.

3.5 4

FOUR! Full on off stump and Finch brings the straight bat down to play through the line from the foot. The ball pierces through the covers and goes to the boundary in a flash.

3.4 1

The batsman gets a bottom edge of the bat on that one. One run added to the total.

3.3 0

Lets the length ball outside off pass to the keeper.

3.2 1

The batsman has driven it through mid on. They have run through for a single.

3.1 2

WOW! That swung and swung sharply into the right-hander, who tries to poke from his crease and gets an inside edge on to his pads. They take two as the ball rolls to backward square leg.

End of Over : 3 7 Runs AUS: 22/1
2.6 3

An overpitched ball on the pads, it's been flicked with good timing through mid-wicket. Willey gives the chase and slides just before the fence to pull it back. The fielder who had run in from mid off does the rest. Three taken and that brings up 1000 ODI runs for Aaron Finch against England.

2.5 0

In the channel outside off, an easy leave made this time from Aaron.

2.4 0

A back foot punch from the crease but not in the gap at covers.

2.3 0

Extra bounce from a length around middle, Finch tries working it on the leg side but misses. He is hit high on the thigh pad.

2.2 4

FOUR! Wood is not getting it right. Pitches this one full and around off, Aaron is on the front foot in a flash as he drives it firmly back past the bowler for a boundary down the ground. Now, this is a challenge for Wood. Willey is swinging from the other end but he is not getting any. He needs to hit the splice of the bat more in that case and ruffle the batsmen with his pace.

2.1 0

Angling in a length ball around off, Finch offers a stout defense from the crease.

End of Over : 2 8 Runs AUS: 15/1
1.6 4

FOUR! Punished! Willey goes a touch short outside off and Marsh punishes him. He gets on top of the ball and punches it through the cover-point region for another boundary. Good end to the over for Australia.

1.5 4

FOUR! Similar delivery which got the Travis Head's wicket but Marsh played it much better. He came closer to the ball, got his bat in line and creamed the cover drive for a boundary to get off the mark.

1.4 0

Plants his front foot forward and defends it in the ground for nothing.

1.3 0

Marsh lets the good length delivery go to the keeper.

1.2 W

OUT! Too easy. But kudos to Willey. He kept it on a fullish length, wide outside off and enticing the batsman to go for the expansive drive, who falls prey to it. The ball swings in the air and off the pitch, going away from Head who flashes his bat hard from the crease without any footwork. He gets an outside edge to the first slip region where Bairstow takes it easily. Australia lose their first wicket in the second over.

1.1 0

Defends the good length delivery from the crease.

David Willey starts the proceedings from the other end.

End of Over : 1 7 Runs AUS: 7/0
0.6 0

Another defense off the similar delivery from Finch to end the over.

0.5 0

Gets behind the line of the good length delivery and defends it from the middle of the bat.

0.5 1

Gets too straight and down the leg side. Umpire stretches his arms and signals a wide.

0.4 0

Gets behind the line of the length delivery and pushes it back to the bowler.

0.3 3

Shot! Nice looking punch from the back foot by Head. Wood gets even shorter and keeps it outside off, the batsman stays tall in his crease and punches the ball through the cover region. They take three from the vacant area.

0.2 2

Pitching on short of a good length, coming into the left-hander and gets the inside half of the bat. They take two while the mid-wicket fielder gets the ball and throws it back. Travis is off the mark as well.

0.1 1

Starts with a good length delivery on the off stump and Finch punches it to mid off from the front foot. Takes a quick single and opens his account.

Players are making their way out in the middle. Aaron Finch and Travis Head walk out and the former will take the strike while Mark Wood will get his hands on the first new ball for England.

TOSS - Australia win the toss and they are going to bat first. Michael Neser makes his international debut, while Aaron Finch and Travis Head are expected to open the innings. England are going with the expected XI, the only change being Jos Buttler returning to the playing XI.

On the other hand, England are currently top-ranked team in the ODI rankings. They have a settled team, an experienced leader in the form of Eoin Morgan, and they have played some exceptional cricket in the last 18 months. A hiccup in the last match against Scotland must have been frustrating but the management shouldn't be too worried about that. Sure they know they have a few areas to improve in order to become invincible and that can be put to test today. A mouth-watering contest is in store considering the history these two nations share. The English supporters won't make it easy for the visitors or their respective supporters. Stay tuned for exciting times ahead!

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the game between England and Australia from Kennington Oval, London. This is the first match for Australia after the debacle in South Africa earlier this year. They have revamped the whole squad with the appointment of a new skipper, Tim Paine and new head coach, Justin Langer. Big names are missing from the squad for obvious reasons and new faces have been handed the duties. Australia are looking to rise from 'the Ashes' and turn a new chapter in their history.

End of Over : 44.0 ENG: 218/7

Right then, that's all from this match. Australia got outplayed today mainly due to their batting and would like to bounce back strong in the next match. England, on the other hand, would also want to get more clinical with their performance. We look forward to your company on 16th June at 1430 local (1000 GMT) for the second ODI in Cardiff. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!

Moeen Ali bags the Man of the Match award! Says that it's great to win the game and praises all the bowlers. On bowling inside the Powerplay, he replies that you need to understand the mindset of the batsmen. Adds that he concentrated on the line and mixed his pace. Admits it's tough to bowl to batters who sweep well but also feels you always got a chance to pick wickets. Says that he has one format to concentrate at the moment and is happy with the way things are going at the moment.

Eoin Morgan is very pleased, especially with his bowlers and feels his spinners turned the game for them. Adds that it's great to see them doing well as a unit. Praises Moeen Ali for his bowling in the Powerplay. Admits that they took the lesson from the loss against Scotland. Feels that the big positive from today is that they were way off the mark with the bat but a couple of partnerships did it for them. On his batting, he replies that it's nice to get some momentum going. On Joe Root, Morgan says that he is a genius, very calm at the crease and is a huge part of their team and English cricket. Wants to improve more with the ball and on the batting front wants more partnerships from his batters.

The Aussie skipper, Tim Paine admits that it was always difficult to defend this total against England who bat really deep. Praises his bowlers for fighting hard. Further says that they lack international experience but have got good white-ball skills. Feels that England played out their spinners better than they played the English spinners. Adds that you win the games when your top 4-5 do the job and they faltered today. Lauds the batting effort of Glenn Maxwell and says that he was hitting the ball well in the nets. Admits that defending 214 against the number one team was never going to be easy.

Australia lost this game largely due to their batting failure. You cannot fault their bowling at all. In fact, their bowlers should be praised for stretching the game this far and also giving a scare to the English team. Billy Stanlake impressed the most while the debutant, Michael Neser was also decent in his first outing. Overall, as mentioned above, it was a good bowling effort by the visitors but they didn't have enough runs on the board. Stay tuned for the presentation...

An easy win in the end for England! It was supposed to be a straightforward win for them but they chose the tougher route. Their chase started on a wrong note as they lost their top three wickets quite cheaply. Then, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan combined to raise a 115-run stand which almost put the chase to bed. Although Australia tried to claw their way back by forcing a mini-collapse post that partnership, Moeen Ali and David Willey made sure that the hosts didn't lose their way and cross the line safely. A special mention for Willey, who finally showed his worth with the willow and got his best ODI score.

43.6 6

SIX! Finishes it in style! Willey gets one in his half, right in the slot for him and he hoists it straight over the bowler's head for a maximum. ENGLAND WIN BY 3 WICKETS!

43.5 2

Full in length on off, Willey drives it down to mid off and scampers across to the other end. Stoinis scores a direct hit at the bowler's end, the ball ricochets and they collect an overthrow.

43.4 0

Good length delivery on middle and off, Willey plays back from the crease, a bit uppish but not carrying to the bowler.

43.3 1

Strides forward to a full ball and pushes it with an angled bat past the diving point fielder for a single.

43.2 1

Yayyyy!!! The crowd cheers as England score a single. Willey has worked this one towards long leg.

43.1 0

Back of a length delivery on off, Willey stands inside the crease and works it on the leg side. Finds mid-wicket.

End of Over : 43 0 Runs ENG: 208/7
42.6 0

Too full and on middle, Plunkett defends it back to end the over. A maiden. England crawling towards victory.

Mid off drops back.

42.5 0

Action replay of the previous delivery. Plunkett is in no hurry to finish it.

42.4 0

Wicket to wicket line by Richo, a textbook forward defense by Plunkett.

42.3 0

This one is angled into the batsman, on a fuller length, Liam pushes it back from the inner half of his bat.

42.2 0

Serves it full and on off, it's driven off the front foot but straight to short cover.

42.1 0

Length delivery on middle, Plunkett shapes up to work it on the leg side but fails to close the face of the bat in time. Ends up playing it down in front of the bowler.

End of Over : 42 1 Runs ENG: 208/7
41.6 0

Spears in a fuller length ball on middle, David gets forward and pushes it to mid on.

41.5 0

On a length and outside off, played down from the crease to point.

41.4 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

41.3 0

Forces a full ball down the ground but finds mid off.

41.2 0

Play and a miss! Short in length and wide outside off, Willey tries to pull it across the line but misses. He got out attempting a similar short in the game against Scotland. Needs to be careful.

41.1 1

Fullish and angling away from the batsman, Liam drives it through covers to take a single.

End of Over : 41 6 Runs ENG: 207/7
40.6 4

FOUR! Not the first time David has hit a boundary in that region. Really loves playing square of the wicket on the off side. Remains on the back foot to this one and carves it through point. It races through and Tye in the deep fails to cut it off. 8 away now, England.

40.5 1

Gets on the front foot and pushes it with firm hands to covers for one.

40.4 1

Fullish and outside off, stroked firmly towards wide mid off for a single.

40.3 0

A length ball on off, Willey stands back to defend it down.

40.2 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

40.1 0

Fuller in length around off, defended off the front foot.

Powerplay 3 time. 14 more needed with 3 wickets in hand. England's game to lose?

End of Over : 40 0 Runs ENG: 201/7
39.6 0

Angles in a length ball on middle and leg, Plunkett somehow defends it on the leg side.

39.5 0

Plunkett has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

39.4 0

Lands this one full and around off, Liam drives it down the grounds but straight to mid off.

39.3 0

Beauty by Tye! He angles in a length ball around off, Plunkett gets forward to defend it but it moves away slightly to beat the outside edge. Was there some sound? It seems so but nothing on the Snicko.

39.2 0

Takes the pace off the ball and bowls it around off, Liam pushes inside the line and misses. It doesn't carry to the keeper.

39.1 0

Too full in length around off, Plunkett digs it out to covers.

End of Over : 39 8 Runs ENG: 201/7
38.6 4

FOUR! What a shot! 200 up for England, 14 away from going 1-0 up in the 5-match series. Short in length and wide outside off, Willey latches onto the room and powers it over mid off for a boundary.

38.5 0

On a length and outside off, Willey plays it down from the crease to point.

Liam Plunkett walks in next.

38.4 W

OUT! Moeen gets a bit too greedy and tries to finish the game quickly. Attempts to pull this short one into the stand at mid-wicket but fails to get enough power behind it. D'Arcy Short (sub) near the fence judges the skier to perfection. 18 needed off 69 balls! Is there any twist in the tale?

38.3 0

Takes the pace off the delivery, on a length around off, Moeen taps it down to the off side and crosses.

38.2 4

FOUR! Shotttt! A little too full from Neser, it's around off and Moeen pumps it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

38.1 0

Gets behind the line of the delivery and offers a straight bat in defense.

End of Over : 38 6 Runs ENG: 193/6
37.6 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

37.5 4

FOUR! Boom! Tye bowls this one from back of his hand but lands it a shade shorter around off. Willey picks this one early, sits back inside the crease and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

37.4 0

Comes running in from around the wicket and angles in a length ball on off, Willey defends it from the crease.

37.3 0

Fuller and straighter, it's flicked firmly on the leg side but straight towards short mid-wicket.

37.2 1

A length delivery around off, leaving the southpaw with the angle, Moeen just opens the face of his bat and guides it to third man for a single.

37.1 1

Shortish and on middle, Willey drags his attempted pull shot on the leg side. It rolls in front of square leg and they cross.

Andrew Tye is back.

End of Over : 37 5 Runs ENG: 187/6
36.6 1

This one is angled across the left-hander, on a shortish length, Willey plays it late and it goes off the outer half of the blade to third man for a run.

36.5 0

Half an appeal for an lbw but that has pitched outside the leg stump. Willey there tries flicking but misses to get rapped on the pads.

36.4 0

Pitches it up and around off, David defends it off his front foot.

36.3 0

Straighter in line, Willey plays it off his pads but finds the short mid-wicket fielder.

36.2 4

FOUR! Great shot by Willey. He walks down the track and then attacks the short delivery outside off. He packs a punch and beats the diving point fielder for a boundary.

36.1 0

Full and around off, Willey covers the line before offering a straight bat in defense.

Michael Neser is back on.

End of Over : 36 10 Runs ENG: 182/6
35.6 4

FOUR! Just the kind of over England needed after the drinks break. 10 from it, bringing the equation down to 33 off 84 balls. Kane digs in a short ball around middle, Moeen rides the bounce and pulls it mercilessly over mid-wicket for a boundary.

35.5 2

Length ball outside off, a front foot drive by Moeen and it goes to sweeper cover for a brace.

That's comical. Kane Richardson runs in to bowl but the ball slips out of his hand at the last moment.

35.4 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

35.3 4

FOUR! Not in any control of the shot but will get a boundary. Short delivery, around leg, Moeen top edges his attempted pull shot and it flies over the keeper for a boundary down to fine leg.

35.2 0

Bowls it full and around off, Moeen gets on the front leg in defense.

35.1 0

Slants across a length ball outside off, Moeen plays a cracking off drive but finds the fielder inside the ring.

Drinks break. 43 needed off 90 balls with 4 wickets in hand. England will feel that they still are in front owing to their batting depth but Australia aren't far away. A wicket here will make this game very interesting. We are in for an exciting finish.

End of Over : 35 5 Runs ENG: 172/6
34.6 0

On a length around off, Willey defends it solidly from the crease to the off side.

34.5 0

Extra bounce for Tye, from a shortish length around leg, Willey tries to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat early. It pops out off the leading edge but rolls safely to covers.

34.4 4

FOUR! Nicely played! A cross-seam delivery on the shorter side outside off, Willey rocks back and slams it square of the wicket on the off side for a boundary.

34.3 0

Good length ball on middle and off, Willey blocks it from the crease to the leg side.

34.2 0

Pitches it full and around off, David produces a straight bat in defense.

34.1 1

Darts in a short ball around middle and leg, Moeen pulls it with good timing through square leg for a run.

End of Over : 34 1 Runs ENG: 167/6
33.6 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

33.5 1

Shortish and down the leg side, Moeen pulls it down to fine leg and gets off the mark with a run.

33.4 0

Identical to the last delivery, Moeen this time plays it from the inner half of the bat to mid-wicket.

33.3 0

A length ball on middle and leg, Moeen works it on the leg side but once again fails to find the gap.

33.2 0

Ali has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

33.1 0

Angling away from the batsman, Moeen drives but finds the cover fielder.

Kane Richardson is back on.

End of Over : 33 2 Runs ENG: 166/6
32.6 0

The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.

32.5 0

Fullish on off, a mistimed drive by Willey towards mid off.

32.4 2

This time Willey finds the gap through mid-wicket and returns for the second run.

32.3 0

Works a straighter delivery on the leg side but finds the mid-wicket fielder.

32.2 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

32.1 0

Shortish and on off, punched off the back foot to covers.

End of Over : 32 1 Runs ENG: 164/6
31.6 1

That close-in fielder almost came into the picture immediately. A length ball on middle and leg, Willey works it uppishly past him for a single. End of Billy's spell tonight, 10-1-44-2!

David Willey is in next. A forward short leg in place.

31.5 W

OUT! Hello, what's going on? Australia are doing really well to chip away at the wickets. Another set batsman is back in the pavilion and it's not going to be a smooth sail for England. Billy serves a shortish length ball outside off, Root wants to rotate the strike and as a result goes after this one. He wants to milk a single by tapping it down to third man but ends up getting a thick outside edge to the keeper. Root falls immediately after scoring a fifty and this game is wide open at the moment.

31.4 0

The batsman gets up on his toes to play that one.

31.3 0

Hits the yorker this time, Root does well to keep it out.

What happened there? Joe Root, it seems, was not ready and the bowler was almost into his delivery stride. As a result, Joe immediately pulls out but the bowler goes through with his motions. Delivers and hits the stumps but that's called a dead ball by the umpire.

31.2 0

Back of a length delivery on off, defended off the back foot.

31.1 0

Shortish and on off, Root plays it down from the crease to point.

Moeen Ali is in next.

End of Over : 31 4 Runs ENG: 163/5
30.6 W

OUT! Buttler is gone and England need 52 runs with 5 wickets in hand. Tye was very successful in the Indian T20 League which concluded recently and there he showed his control over the knuckle ball. Delivers one this time, on a length outside off, Buttler is early into his lofted shot and ends up mishitting it off the inner half of the bat. It loops in the air towards mid on where Richardson takes the catch safely. Australia are hanging in there...

30.5 0

Pitches it up and outside off, it's driven a little too straight this time and straight to mid off.

30.4 4

FOUR! Shot! Tye dishes out a fuller length delivery outside off, Buttler leans forward and with a full flow of his bat, he nails his cover drive for a boundary.

30.3 0

Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it safely.

30.2 0

Skidding back into the batsman from a length around off, Buttler tries working it away but gets a big inside edge onto his pads.

30.1 0

Buttler has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

End of Over : 30 6 Runs ENG: 159/4
29.6 0

Serves it on a length around off, Root defends it off his front foot to end the over.

29.5 1

Dropped by Paine but what an effort! Stanlake delivers a short ball outside off, Buttler top edges his attempted pull shot and it flies behind towards fine leg. The Aussie skipper calls for it, runs the hard yards, gets to the ball, catches it also but as soon as he lands, the ball pops out of his gloves. Richardson could have gone for the catch also from fine leg but there is a saying in cricket that the man with the gloves should be allowed to do the job. A wicket at this stage would have made things interesting but it wasn't to be. The batsmen crossed over for a run.

29.4 0

Angles in a length ball around off, Buttler defends it off his front foot.

29.3 4

FOUR! Nicely struck. It's full and outside off, Buttler knows that the mid off is up and hence he just lifts it over the infield for a boundary.

29.2 0

In the right area, Buttler chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

29.1 1

28th ODI fifty for Joe Root! Shortish and on off, Root leans back and glides it down to third man for a run.

End of Over : 29 4 Runs ENG: 153/4
28.6 0

Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

Jos Buttler strides out in the middle.

28.5 W

OUT! A wicket against the run of play. Tye switches to 'round the wicket and it immediately brings him success. He hurls a widish delivery outside off, Morgan tries to whack it square of the wicket on the off side but ends up getting an under edge behind. Paine makes no mistake and the finger is up as well after the appeal is made. End of a brilliant knock by the English skipper and it also breaks the 115-run stand. Can Australia make something out of it?

28.4 1

Straighter in line, Root plays it with soft hands in front of square leg for a single.

28.4 1

Wide called for height. Tye bangs in a short ball and it goes well over the batsman. Paine uses every bit of his height to collect the ball.

28.3 0

Gets forward to a full ball and pushes it straight to mid off.

28.2 2

A little bit of room on offer outside off, Root drives it through extra cover and the mid off fielder chases it down. A couple taken.

28.1 0

Full and angling in on middle, driven down to mid on.

66 more needed for England as Andrew Tye comes back into the attack. Australia running out of time and runs. They need a breakthrough. D'Arcy Short is on the field at the moment for Marcus Stoinis who for some strange reason has not bowled in this innings. Fit?

End of Over : 28 5 Runs ENG: 149/3
27.6 1

Good length delivery sliding down the leg side, Root helps it to fine leg for one.

27.5 0

Fuller in length and outside off, driven firmly down the ground and Finch dived from mid off to make a tumbling stop.

27.4 0

On a length around off, defended off the back foot.

27.3 0

Angles in a length ball on off, Root remains back inside the crease again and keeps it out to the off side.

27.2 4

FOUR! Up and over Maxwell at backward point! Stanlake delivers it short and outside off, Root loves it there. He arches back a bit and slaps it square of the wicket on the off side. No chance for third man.

27.1 0

A touch short and on off, Root defends it off his back foot.

Billy Stanlake returns.

End of Over : 27 3 Runs ENG: 144/3
26.6 1

Fractionally short in length and outside off, Joe remains on the back foot and steers it through point for a run.

26.5 1

Back of a length delivery around middle and leg, Morgan glances it down towards long leg for a run.

26.4 0

Richardson bangs in a short ball on middle, Morgan tries to pull but fails to middle his shot. It goes on one bounce to the short mid-wicket fielder.

26.3 0

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

26.2 0

On a length around middle and off, defended off the back foot by Eoin.

26.1 1

Good length delivery outside off, Root plays it down with an angled bat to third man for a single.

End of Over : 26 6 Runs ENG: 141/3
25.6 1

Bowls it in the flatter trajectory on middle, Joe punches it down to long on to retain strike.

25.5 1

Tossed up ball on middle, Morgan eases it down to long on for one.

25.4 0

Flatter on middle and off, punched back to the bowler.

25.3 1

Knocks a full ball down to long off for a run.

25.2 2

Agar drags his length back and Root turns to pull it through square leg for a couple of runs. 100-run stand comes up!

25.1 1

Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.

End of Over : 25 11 Runs ENG: 135/3
24.6 0

Root has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

24.5 1

Tucks a length ball round the corner and rotates the strike.

24.4 2

Not out, the dive has indeed saved the English skipper. A length ball angling down the leg side again, Morgan works it behind square leg with gentle hands and rushes back for the second run. The throw from the deep comes flat to the keeper who takes the bails off. They appeal and the square leg umpire goes upstairs. The replays find Eoin nicely in.

Run out appeal has been referred upstairs. Has the dive saved the batsman?

24.3 4

FOUR! Poor delivery by Kane once again. It's short and drifting down the leg side, Morgan gets enough bat behind it as it races away to the fine leg fence.

24.2 0

Morgan presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

24.1 4

FOUR! Bang! Shortish delivery on off, angling away, Morgan eases himself on the back foot and thwacks it through extra cover for a cracking boundary.

End of Over : 24 7 Runs ENG: 124/3
23.6 1

Quicker and shorter on middle, Morgan goes on the back foot and smacks it through mid-wicket for a single.

23.5 0

Punches it off his back foot to the off side, finds the short cover fielder.

23.4 1

Tries playing this with a straight bat but it goes off the outside edge and rolls towards cover. Root calls his partner through for a quick single.

23.3 0

Flatter and on off, Root gets back and chops his square cut down to short third man.

23.2 1

Morgan has played it to the point region. One run added to the total.

23.1 4

FOUR! All going England's way at the moment! A poor delivery by Agar, short and wide outside off, Morgan camps back and whacks it through covers for a boundary. 36th ODI fifty for the English skipper.

Ashton Agar is back on.

End of Over : 23 5 Runs ENG: 117/3
22.6 1

Short in length and it has been pulled in front of square leg for a run.

22.5 0

Morgan has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

22.4 0

Gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it watchfully.

22.3 4

FOUR! Uppish but right through the gap. A full toss outside off, Morgan just puts his bat to ball, finds the sweet spot of his willow and it races through extra cover.

22.2 0

Morgan has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

22.1 0

Appeal for a catch by the keeper, not given! A short delivery, around leg, Morgan tries his best to hook but fails to connect. Paine jumps in joy as soon as he collects the ball but the umpire turns down the appeal. Also, it's not called a wide for some unknown reason. That appeal seems to have put the official off. The replays suggest that it was a wide on two accounts, 1 - Line, 2- Height. Richo gets away with it.

Kane Richardson is back into the attack.

End of Over : 22 2 Runs ENG: 112/3
21.6 0

Shortish and on off, Root rises on his back foot and plays it down behind square on the off side. An agile Maxwell stops the ball with a full length dive to his right. Just 2 from the over, a tidy one again by Stanlake.

21.5 1

Stanlake goes fuller this time, outside off, Morgan drives it in front of square on the off side and picks up a single.

21.4 0

Shortish and on off, Morgan strokes it off his back foot to short cover.

21.3 0

Good lines from Billy, not offering any width and his pace is also not allowing the batsman to get innovative. Morgan stays back to tap it down towards point.

21.2 0

Angles it away from the batsman, on a good length, Morgan offers a straight bat as he defends it back to the bowler.

21.1 1

Bowls it on a length just outside off, too close to cut but Root still tries it and chops it down towards third man for a run.

End of Over : 21 5 Runs ENG: 110/3
20.6 0

Gets behind the line and blocks the ball to end the over. England 110/3.

20.5 0

Another flatter one from Maxwell and Morgan happy to block it down the pitch.

20.4 4

FOUR! Nice and easy from the Skip! Gets a flatter delivery on leg stump, goes down on his knees and sweeps it with perfection to the square leg boundary.

20.3 0

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.

20.2 1

Similar kind of delivery on his pads, Root flicks it off his pads to square leg and takes a single.

20.1 0

Pushed in with the arm around off, Root blocks it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 20 5 Runs ENG: 105/3
19.6 2

Full and on the stumps, Morgan flicks it off his pads from the middle of the bat. The fielder runs from the square leg fence runs to his left, does nicely to get behind the ball but doesn't collect it cleanly. The ball sneaks to his right, towards the boundary rope and Head manages to stop it just inside the boundary. In the end, two runs saved.

19.5 2

Full and wide outside, Morgan reaches with his bat and gets it through the cover region. The fielder at sweeper cover runs to his left and saves couple for his team.

19.4 0

Bouncer! Digs in short and over Morgan's head.

19.3 0

A short of a length and into the body, Morgan stands tall and punches it back to the bowler.

19.2 1

Touch short and angling into the body, Root gets it to the fine leg region from the inside half of his bat. One run added to the total.

19.1 0

On a length and so close to the outside edge. Root flashes his bat but misses. Close, very close.

Billy Stanlake is back into the attack.

End of Over : 19 4 Runs ENG: 100/3
18.6 1

Quicker and flatter on middle, Root gets forward and across before flicking in front of square leg for a run.

18.5 1

Once again Glenn is short to the southpaw who just punches it to sweeper cover for a run.

18.4 1

Helps it off his pads on the leg side, finds the gap and rotates the strike.

18.3 1

Lands it short and outside off, Morgan cuts it through point for a run.

18.2 0

Flighted and full on off, it's driven off the front foot back to the bowler.

18.1 0

Tossed up ball outside off, Morgan allows it through.

Glenn Maxwell to bowl now.

Drinks break. After an early stutter, England are bringing their chase back on track courtesy the current partnership. Australia need wickets to keep themselves in hunt. Another 119 runs left to play with.

End of Over : 18 6 Runs ENG: 96/3
17.6 4

FOUR! That's how you play the reverse sweep. Tim Paine got out today attempting a similar shot and he probably can learn a thing or two from Root there. He nicely goes down on one knee and with the spin he puts it away to the third man fence. The bat face closed on the ball from top to down unlike Paine who left his bat face in a such a manner that a top edge was generated.

17.5 0

Leans forward to a full ball and pushes it with the spin to covers.

17.4 1

Flatter and shorter outside off, cut through point for a run.

17.3 1

Driven through the covers by the batsman. They pick up a single.

17.2 0

Goes back to a shortish ball and punches it once again back to the bowler.

17.1 0

Flighted full on off, driven back to the bowler.

End of Over : 17 11 Runs ENG: 90/3
16.6 4

FOUR! Tye delivers it short and Morgan puts it away with a nicely timed pull shot. The ball races through square leg for a boundary and that brings up the 50-run stand.

16.5 1

Root plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.

16.4 1

Appeal for a run out! Morgan drives a full ball towards mid off and sets off for a quick single. Shaun Marsh there attacks the ball, picks it up and then scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. They appeal and it's referred upstairs. The replays find Eoin safely in.

16.3 0

A dipping yorker, around off, 73.4 mph, Morgan keeps it out towards mid off.

16.2 4

FOUR! Easy pickings! Tye goes down the leg side and Morgan cashes in with a boundary. He neatly deflects it off his pads and the keeper has no chance of cutting it off.

16.1 1

Shortish and on off, Root loves to play from the back foot. He does exactly that as he puts it through covers for a run.

End of Over : 16 5 Runs ENG: 79/3
15.6 1

Fuller in length on off, Root strokes it with the spin through covers for one.

15.5 1

A touch short around off, spinning back in a shade, Morgan tries to play at it late but it takes the inside half of the bat and goes on one bounce towards the keeper. Paine fails to collect it and it goes towards short third man. They cross.

15.4 0

Flatter around leg, Morgan punches it off the back foot but fails to get it past the bowler.

15.3 1

Tossed up ball around leg, Root presents a straight bat and forces it down to long on for one.

15.2 1

Some drift in the air as it lands full outside off, Morgan drives it through covers for a run.

15.1 1

Nicely tossed up, full and on off, it's driven through covers for a single.

End of Over : 15 6 Runs ENG: 74/3
14.6 1

A length delivery outside off, Root just guides it down to third man and picks up a single.

14.6 1

Wide! Short and angling down the leg side, Root tries helping it around but misses.

14.5 0

Lands it on a length outside off, Joe pats it down to point.

14.4 2

Driven through the covers by the batsman. Two runs added to the total.

14.3 0

Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.

14.2 1

Just short of point. Width on offer outside off, Morgan slaps it through the line and it goes on one bounce to Maxwell at point. He goes down low but fails to stop it cleanly. A single taken.

14.1 1

Shortish and on off, Root goes on his toes to punch it through covers for one.

End of Over : 14 4 Runs ENG: 68/3
13.6 4

FOUR! Morgan nails his reverse sweep this time. Gets into the position early to a full ball around off and sends it whistling to the deep point fence.

13.5 0

Loopy and on off, once again Morgan is on the front foot as he drives it back to the bowler.

13.4 0

Brilliantly done by the bowler. Morgan hits it straight back and Agar does well to parry it with a dive towards mid on. Maxwell quickly moves across to his right from short mid-wicket to stop the ball.

13.3 0

Flatter and on off, Morgan gets back but punches it straight to the bowler.

13.2 0

Flighted and on off, Morgan defends it off his front foot.

13.1 0

Tossed up ball on off, fuller in length, Morgan straightaway brings out the reverse sweep but finds Stanlake at short third man. The tall man does really well to go down low to stop the ball.

Spin for the first time! It's Ashton Agar to roll his arms now. The tweakers did the damage in the first innings, will the trend follow in this one also?

End of Over : 13 3 Runs ENG: 64/3
12.6 1

On the pads, turned through backward square leg for a single. Wanted the second too but was sent back.

12.5 0

Serves it on a good length around off, Morgan defends it off his back foot.

12.4 1

Angles in a length ball on off, Root goes well deep inside the crease and keeps it out with soft hands to cover-point. They steal a single as Maxwell misses his shy at the bowler's end.

12.3 1

Morgan drives this through the covers. One run added to the total.

12.2 0

Shortish and on off, punched back towards the cover region.

12.1 0

Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

Andrew Tye to bowl for the first time today.

End of Over : 12 6 Runs ENG: 61/3
11.6 0

That nearly rolled onto the stumps. Stanlake slips in a length ball on middle and leg, Root gets across a bit to tuck it away but misses. He probably gets some inside edge which brushes his thigh pad and then closely rolls past the stumps. Heart in mouth stuff for Root.

11.5 0

Hits the yorker mark and Root does well to keep it out.

11.4 1

Shortish and on off, Morgan punches it through covers and takes a single.

11.3 4

FOUR! Slightly overpitched and it's on the pads of the batsman, Morgan picks it up and whips it aerially through mid-wicket for a boundary. Australia have done well to pick three wickets but they need to take care of the scoring rate as well. Cannot afford to leak runs. Currently England are going at a rate above 5 and since they bat deep, it's not a good sign for the visitors.

11.2 1

Identical to the last delivery, this time Root opens the face of the bat and glides it down to third man for a run.

11.1 0

Skiddy delivery. He hurls it on a length outside off, Root covers the line with his front foot movement and then shoulders arms.

End of Over : 11 7 Runs ENG: 55/3
10.6 1

Short in length and outside off, Root goes on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover for a run.

10.5 1

Shortish and on middle, Morgan pulls it behind square leg and crosses.

10.4 0

Another delivery in the channel outside off, Morgan lets it be.

10.3 0

Outside off, left alone.

10.2 1

Goes on the back foot to a short ball and punches it to sweeper cover for one.

10.1 4

FOUR! Lovely shot! Root just eases his weight on the front leg to a full ball outside off and threads the gap at covers for a glorious boundary. What a player!

Powerplay 2 signalled! The field restriction is relaxed now and Australia can keep four fielders outside the circle till the 40th over. Meanwhile, Kane Richardson returns into the attack.

End of Over : 10 5 Runs ENG: 48/3
9.6 4

FOUR! No, double bluff. The length is on the shorter side but the line is well wide outside off. Morgan uses that width to his advantage as he steers it through point for a boundary.

A leg gully in place to go with a couple of slip fielders. Short ball on the rib cage?

9.5 0

Fullish and on middle, Morgan pushes it out towards short mid-wicket.

9.4 0

Digs in a bouncer, around leg, Morgan lets it go.

9.3 0

Sharp delivery, around middle and leg, some extra bounce as well, Morgan jumps and defends it on the off side.

9.2 0

A length ball on off, Morgan gets forward and defends it back to the bowler.

9.1 1

Back of a length delivery on off, Root rises on his back leg and guides it down to third man for a run.

Billy Stanlake is back into the attack.

End of Over : 9 1 Runs ENG: 43/3
8.6 0

Around off on a good length, Morgan defends it from the crease.

8.5 1

Big Billy saves three for his side. A gift on the pads of Root who nudges it fine down the leg side. Stanlake at short fine leg dives to his right to stop the racing ball.

8.4 0

Lands it on a length around off, it has been played down with an angled bat to short third man.

8.3 0

Forces a length ball down the ground but finds the mid on fielder.

8.2 0

Good length ball on off, Root defends it off his back foot.

8.1 0

Root shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

End of Over : 8 4 Runs ENG: 42/3
7.6 0

Pitches it up around off, Morgan defends it with a full face of the bat.

7.5 4

FOUR! Well played! It's short and around middle and leg, Morgan rides the bounce and pulls it with disdain to the deep backward square leg fence.

7.4 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

7.3 0

A length delivery around off, Morgan with a little shimmy defends it back.

Eoin Morgan is the new batsman with his team struggling.

7.2 W

OUT! Stop the press, Bairstow is gone without hitting a century. Missed out on the chance to equal Sangakkara's record of four consecutive hundreds. Richardson digs in a short ball, angling into the batsman and Bairstow wheels a pull shot and middles it nicely also. But his shot lacks the desired elevation and he ends up finding the only fielder manning the deep region on the leg side with surgical precision. Head moves across a bit to his right from deep square leg, holds his composure and catches the ball with his fingers pointing skywards. Have to say, a good field placement that by Paine. It has fetched them a big breakthrough. 177 needed off 256 balls.

7.1 0

On a length and outside off, tapped down to point.

End of Over : 7 6 Runs ENG: 38/2
6.6 4

FOUR! Great shot! Neser delivers a full ball in line of the stumps, Root leans forward and creams his drive past his partner for a boundary down the ground.

Slip moves to extra cover.

6.5 1

The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.

6.4 0

Fuller around off, stroked off the front leg to mid off.

6.3 0

Nearly a yorker on middle, Jonny bunts it down to mid on.

6.2 1

Straighter in line and it has been worked through the gap at mid-wicket for a single.

6.1 0

Good length ball on off, defended off the back foot.

Change of ends for Michael Neser.

End of Over : 6 8 Runs ENG: 32/2
5.6 4

FOUR! Quality shot! Richardson is a bit on the shorter side with his length, Bairstow pushes his weight on the back leg and then packs a punch through covers for a delightful boundary.

5.5 0

A nice drive off the front foot by Bairstow but he finds the cover fielder.

5.4 0

Richardson puts it on a length around off, Bairstow has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

5.3 0

Full and angling in on middle, Bairstow drives it towards mid on.

5.2 0

Play and a miss! Richardson bowls it wide outside off, maybe just inside the tramline, Bairstow gives the charge and tries to flat-bat it through the line but misses.

5.1 4

FOUR! And Kane is welcomed with a boundary. Short and wide outside off, begging to be hit, Jonny obliges and smacks it through point for a boundary.

Kane Richardson is introduced into the attack. A bit surprising given how Neser was bowling from this end.

End of Over : 5 1 Runs ENG: 24/2
4.6 0

Angles in a full ball on off, Root drives it straight back to end the over. Another tidy one.

4.5 0

Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.

4.4 0

Back of a length delivery on off, Root goes on his toes to defend that one.

4.3 1

The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.

4.2 0

On a length and outside off, played towards the cover region.

4.1 0

Shortish and on off, punched off the back foot to the off side.

End of Over : 4 0 Runs ENG: 23/2
3.6 0

A length ball on off, Root covers the line and blocks it. A wicket maiden for Neser as well. Great start this for Australia.

3.5 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

3.4 0

Beauty first up! An effort ball by Neser. Bends his back to generate some extra pace and bounce, it's around off and Root is caught pushing and missing inside the line.

Joe Root arrives in the middle with England in an early spot of bother.

3.3 W

OUT! Maiden wicket for Neser as he catches Hales right in front of the sticks. Won't say it was a wicket-taking delivery as it was nice and full, easy to be flicked across the line. Hales also thought the same but somehow failed to put bat to ball. Got rapped on the pads, they appealed and umpire Dharmasena raised his finger after thinking for a while. Alex has a chat with his partner before returning to the pavilion. The replays suggest that Alex played down the wrong line and was pretty plumb. Also, Kumar Sangakkara pointed out that it was bowled with a scrambled seam and that confuses the batsmen mostly as they are not sure which way it will move.

3.2 0

Played to the point region by the batsman.

3.1 0

Hales has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

End of Over : 3 13 Runs ENG: 23/1
2.6 0

Too full and on middle, Bairstow misses out as he pushes it straight towards mid on.

2.5 4

FOUR! No stopping this batsman. Australia need to remove him as soon as possible if they want to remain in the game. A sublime cover drive by Jonny as he pierces the gap for a boundary.

2.4 4

FOUR! Bairstow is oozing class at the moment. Great timing and placement as his sumptuous drive speeds through the gap between point and backward point for a boundary.

2.3 1

Gets on the front foot with the drive and puts it towards cover-point. Agar there dives to his left and parries it behind. A single results.

2.2 4

FOUR! Stanlake lands it on back of a length around middle and off, Hales stays back to pull it over mid-wicket for a cracking boundary.

2.1 0

Goes on the back foot to a shortish ball and blocks it down safely.

End of Over : 2 10 Runs ENG: 10/1
1.6 0

Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it back to the bowler.

1.5 4

FOUR! A full-blooded drive attempted by Bairstow but it takes the outside half of the bat and flies past the vacant third slip region for a boundary.

1.4 0

Full and angling in, pushed down to mid on.

1.3 4

FOUR! You just cannot afford to bowl there to him! He is in prime form and will put you away every time. A little bit of width outside off, Jonny without a lot of footwork smashes it square of the wicket on the off side for a boundary.

1.2 0

Once again not from the middle of the bat. Neser hits it on the length around off and Bairstow pushes it towards mid on from the inner portion of his bat.

1.1 2

On a good length first up, around off, Bairstow gets it away from the inside half of the bat and it speeds through square leg. Jonny is off the mark with a brace.

Debutant Michael Neser to bowl with the second new ball. Two slips in place.

End of Over : 1 0 Runs ENG: 0/1
0.6 0

Width on offer outside off, shorter in length, Hales slaps it through the line but fails to beat the fielder at point. A wicket maiden to start with for Billy Stanlake.

0.5 0

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

0.4 0

Generating nice pace and bowling it in good areas as well. Hales defends it from the back foot.

0.3 0

Hurls it in the region outside off, once again nice pace, Hales shoulders arms.

Alex Hales is the number 3 batsman.

0.2 W

OUT! Death rattle! Billy o Billy, what a strike! Big movement for the big man. He serves it just behind the good length and lands it outside off. It nips back in sharply at 87.3 mph, Roy with unsure footwork ends up remaining back at the crease in an attempt to keep it out. But he is beaten for pace and movement as the ball barges through his defense, takes a big chunk of inside edge and destroys the stumps. Just the kind of beginning the Aussies needed.

0.1 0

Right on the button. Slightly back of a a length, around off, Roy goes on the back foot and punches it to covers.

It's chase time! The Australian players are taking the field. Jason Roy walks out to the centre along with the man in supreme form, Jonny Bairstow (3 back-to-back centuries). Billy Stanlake, the giant bowler, to begin proceedings. Can he provide early wickets? A couple of slips in place. Here we go...