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Australia Vs England Live Score (ODI)

Date: Friday, 19 January, 2018 17:05 IST Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane Match Status: Match Ended

England beat Australia by 4 wickets

270/9
Overs
50.0
R/R
5.4
Fours
21
Sixes
3
Extras
11
274/6
Overs
44.2
R/R
6.2
Fours
29
Sixes
3
Extras
6
  • 'Never judge a pitch till both the sides have bowled on it,' goes the saying. True. But in this case, Australia are well, well short. They are short of runs, short of fit bowlers, short of self-confidence... they might need to bowl really well to even make a match out of this. Join us back at 1735 local (0735 GMT) for the second session.
  • Once again, England have done well with the ball. Yes, the field is big and the outfield not the quickest but the bowling was excellent. They have found ways to stall Australia even when the latter were going strong. Joe Root started the collapse, if one might add, for Australia. He dismissed Steven Smith and Travis Head in quick succession and that left the hosts struggling to score quickly. Rashid then broke the 85-run stand between Finch and Marsh, getting the latter and Stoinis in the space of 6 balls. Towards the end, the seamers were excellent, not giving anything away.
  • This innings almost was a replica of the previous match. Just a slight difference being the openers providing a decent start. Aaron Finch once again failed to make his century count, Smith and Marsh could not convert their starts and then some decent hitting at the death saving their face. My colleague KingVic sums it up correctly - Australia are about 80 runs short.
  • Disappointing performance from Australia again. They were 161/3 in 30 overs and going by David Lloyd's theory, teams usually double that by the 50-over mark. At least, with those many wickets left. But they have managed just 109 runs in the last 20 overs, losing 6 wickets. If we dissect further, just 57/5 in the last 10.
  • 49.6 OUT! A run out to end the innings. A short ball around off, nicely taking the pace off, Tye looks to pull but is cramped for room. gets a bottom edge onto his body and the ball rolls to the leg side. The batsmen go for the single but Woakes quickly gets to the ball, turns around, takes aim and bang. Hits the stumps at the bowler's end. AUSTRALIA END ON 270/9.
  • 49.5 SIX! BOSH! A number 10 hits a six! Just the third of the innings, after Finch and Smith hit one each. A full toss on middle, Tye swings it cleanly over long on and just about clears the leaping fielder!
  • 49.4 Another short ball outside off, Andrew swings hard but misses.
  • 49.3 A short ball outside off, Tye pulls it over mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 49.2 Full and outside off, hit through mid on for a single.
  • Andrew Tye walks in at number 10, replacing Starc.
  • 49.1 OUT! Caught this time. And the fielder is Jason Roy. A length ball on middle and leg, Starc backs away and swings it over mid-wicket. Again, he does not have enough on it and finds the fielder at mid-wicket near the fence. Hang on... Roy misjudges it too! However, he adjusts well, running back late and just about taking it near his head.
  • 48.6 DROPPED! What happened there? Did the sun get into Root's eyes? Somehow, he has missed a fairly simple chance. A short ball, on middle, Starc pulls this over mid-wicket. It looks a good hit but this ground is so big that it does not have enough legs to travel beyond the fielder at the boundary. Joe Root runs to his right, but then perhaps does not see the ball clearly. Because he overruns it. He then sticks out his left hand, perhaps because he sees the ball at the last moment. Prevents what would have been an embarrassing six. Just a single. 261/7
  • 48.5 A short ball around off, Cameron pulls it through mid-wicket for one more.
  • 48.4 Another one on the hips, Mitchell tucks it through square leg and White looks for two but Starc shouts, 'NO! NO! NO!' Just a single then.
  • 48.3 Another pull, just one.
  • 48.2 Down the leg side, Starc backs away and works it through square leg for a run.
  • 48.1 A short ball on middle, pulled away through square leg for a single.
  • 47.6 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. Terrific over - 1, 0, 0, W, 0, 0. 255/7
  • 47.5 Down the leg side, Starc misses his tuck and the ball goes off his pads towards short third man.
  • Mitchell Starc comes in.
  • 47.4 OUT! The dive has not saved Carey! That is why you should play other sports as well. Football has helped Woakes in cricket. On a length outside off, White looks to pull but gets a thick inside edge onto his body. Carey calls for the single but has to run around Woakes as the bowler too dashes for the ball. Kicks it onto the stumps and Carey dives. It is referred upstairs but replays show that it is not enough. Australia still in with a shout to get bowled out before the 300th legal ball.
  • Direct hit! Has Carey timed his dive to perfection?
  • 47.3 Backs away to the leg side a year in advance and Woakes bowls it wide outside off. The Bear cannot reach.
  • 47.2 Gets across his stumps and Woakes bowls it on middle, White looks to swing it over the keeper but misses. Seems like the ball hits his pads but England appeal for the catch. Not given.
  • 47.1 On middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Chris Woakes is back on.
  • 46.6 Walks down the track and works it through mid-wicket for a single. 254/6
  • 46.5 A short ball on middle, Carey backs away and looks to pull but misses. Seemed like a slower one, but dear me, the speed gun says 141.8 kph!
  • 46.4 The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 46.3 Banged in short, pulled away for a run.
  • 46.2 A short ball, delivered from wide of the crease, White looks to pull but is cramped for room. Gets a bottom edge through mid-wicket and it is a single.
  • 46.1 Full and outside off, driven sweetly through the covers for a couple.
  • 45.6 FOUR! Lovely shot. Full and outside off, Carey reaches out and lofts it over covers for a boundary! That is 11 from the over and the last 2 have spoilt the figures for Rashid. He ends with 10-0-71-2, with 23 coming off the last 2. 248/6
  • 45.5 Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single.
  • 45.4 Comes down the track, but is not to the pitch of the ball. Defends it to the off side.
  • 45.3 Short and on the stumps, Alex punches it towards point and sets off for the quick run. The fielder gets to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Would have been tight.
  • 45.2 FOUR! BOOM! Full and outside off, Carey gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary!
  • 45.1 Full and outside off, White reverse paddles it through short third man for a single.
  • 44.6 Works this through mid-wicket and gets one. Just 4 from this over. 237/6
  • 44.5 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 44.4 On middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler. Another dot.
  • 44.3 The ball has found the edge of the bat. They pick up a single.
  • 44.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 44.1 On middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler.
  • Mark Wood is back.
  • 43.6 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 12 from the over, some momentum for the Aussies. 233/6
  • 43.6 WIDE. Well played from Carey. He stands outside leg, sees the ball outside leg, then calmly gets across, shouldering arms.
  • 43.5 Now White shows how the reverse sweep is played but how good a fielding is that from Buttler? The ball bounces onto the pitch but Buttler sticks his right leg out and just deflects the ball towards the off side. Just a run, when it could have been many more. 'He has saved a goal!' says Michael Clarke on air.
  • 43.4 Now he goes for the reverse sweep but due to the extra bounce, the ball goes off his gloves, just past Jos Buttler. Seemed like there was two available as Chris Woakes had a fairly decent ground to cover from short third man. But only a single taken.
  • 43.3 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Carey! Rashid floats this around leg and this time the southpaw paddles it fine past the keeper!
  • 43.2 FOUR! Better shot from Carey. Uses his big reach, gets down to the pitch of the ball and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
  • 43.1 Landed outside off, it is the googly and it has bamboozled Carey. Tamely pushes inside the line and is beaten.
  • 42.6 And a forward defense to end the over. Terrific over from Plunkett. So far, Australia have scored 8/2 in 3 Powerplay 3 overs. 221/6
  • 42.5 On middle and leg, another one goes off the inner half of the bat through mid-wicket. This time for a single.
  • 42.4 Another dot. Full on middle and leg, pushed off the inner half of the bat straight back to the bowler.
  • 42.3 Outside off, punched straight to point.
  • 42.3 WIDE. Full and down the leg side, Carey misses his flick.
  • 42.2 No run there again. Pushed back to the bowler.
  • 42.1 Outside off, punched through the covers but straight to the fielder.
  • 41.6 Now he gets the sweep right and earns a single through square leg. 3 runs and a wicket from that over. 219/6
  • 41.5 Full and outside off, Alex looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. Bounce.
  • 41.4 Now the paddle from White and he earns a run.
  • 41.3 And he is away first ball. Outside of, Carey goes back and just opens the face of his bat to guide it to short third man for a single.
  • Time for one of the debutants. Alex Carey walks in at number 8, with Australia under threat of being bowled out. Forget 350, they may just scrape past 250.
  • 41.2 OUT! That is a terrific catch! Jos Buttler dropped a tough one earlier in the day but this is a magnificent take. Tossed up outside off, Stoinis stays leg side of the ball and looks to drive this inside out but the ball turns away just a shade and takes a thin outside edge. Buttler collects it cleanly and does not even bother to whip the bails, as is a normal keeper's habit. He then appeals and up goes the umpire's finger! The Aussies have now lost 3 wickets for 7 runs in the last 13 balls!
  • 41.1 Full on middle, pushed straight back.
  • 40.6 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single. 216/5
  • 40.5 Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 40.4 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 40.4 WIDE. Down the leg side again, this time it is wided as White gets across.
  • 40.3 Gets across his stumps and Plunkett ducks in a bouncer on middle, the Bear then ducks.
  • 40.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • Cameron White eventually walks out at a bat. Not quite the position for him, IMHO.
  • 40.1 OUT! Perfect. Following the template to the 'T'. Score quickly in the Mandatory Powerplay, then slow down, jog across to a ton and then throw it away. Aaron Finch does it time and again. Full on middle and off, the intention is correct from Finch, looking to go over the top but perhaps he could have waited an over or two. Marsh was just dismissed. And now Australia have lost 2 in quick succession. Plunkett wraps his fingers around the ball and as a result, it comes on much slower than Finch's anticipation. He is through with his lofted shot pretty early and the ball goes off the inner half of the bat, straight to Jason Roy at mid on. He escaped a similar chance a few overs go when he cleared mid on. Still, for the numbers, a good score by Finch. He has made a century, but might still find his team on the losing side. Meanwhile, PLUNKETT HAS GOT TO 100 ODI WICKETS.
  • POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings.
  • 39.6 Full and down the leg side, paddled fine for a couple. Having conceded 19 in his first 2 overs, this has been an excellent comeback from Rashid. Just 26 in his last 5. 213/4
  • 39.5 Fullish, on middle, swept through the leg side for a single.
  • 39.4 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket.
  • 39.3 Gets off the mark straightaway, with a tuck through the leg side for a single.
  • Marcus Stoinis finally comes out to bat at number 6, replacing Marsh. Stoinis recently made a 99 against the Brisbane Heat, playing for Melbourne Stars in the BBL, at this very ground.
  • 39.2 OUT! Stumped by a mile. Marsh jumps down the track, perhaps giving the signal in 2017 and Rashid is quick to spot that. Slows the flight, gives it a bit more loop, throws the ball wide outside off and Marsh misses his swing. Buttler does not miss the ball behind and comfortably takes the bails off. Another start not converted by Marsh and this could be dangerous for Australia. They would have wanted him at the crease in the death overs. End of a good stand but not necessarily devastating for England.
  • 39.1 Outside off, pushed to the off side for a quick single.
  • 38.6 Outside off, tapped to the off side. Mitchell wants a single but Jos Buttler quickly gets to the ball and the batsman is sent back. 208/3
  • 38.5 FOUR! Not quite hit well but he has got enough. A short ball, Marsh goes back and heaves it in the air, wide of the man running to his left from deep mid-wicket and into the fence.
  • 38.4 On off, worked through mid-wicket for a single. The stand is now worth 80 from 90 balls.
  • 38.4 Aaarggghhhh! That is the grunt from Plunkett as soon as he delivers the ball. It is angled down the leg side and Finch misses his flick. Wide called.
  • 38.3 Excellent running. Full on middle, AF flicks it through mid-wicket and runs hard for the second.
  • 38.2 Full and wide outside off, Aaron swings hard but misses.
  • 38.1 Outside off, Finch mistimes his cut towards point. Gets a bottom edge. Wants the run but is sent back.
  • Liam Plunkett is back on.
  • 37.6 Short and outside off, punched behind point for a couple. 200 UP FOR AUSTRALIA! They need at least another 150 from the remaining 12 overs. 200/3
  • 37.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
  • 37.4 Full on middle, pushed to the bowler.
  • 37.3 10th ODI ton for Finch, 5th against England! Equals Ricky Ponting's tally of tons against England, most by an Aussie! Down the leg side, Finch works this through square leg, calls for two and then makes Mitchell Marsh run hard for the second. What a glorious week for the opener. Struggled in the Big Bash to no end and here, two matches, two centuries. Takes his helmet off, shows off that chewing gum, then raises his arms in celebration. Australia would want a win tonight and hope for him to continue.
  • 37.2 Another dot. Finch flicks it, but straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 37.1 Full and down the leg side, there comes the paddle and again, it is straight to short fine leg.
  • 36.6 Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 195/3
  • 36.5 The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 36.4 A short ball on middle, pulled away for a single.
  • 36.3 The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.
  • 36.2 The batsman fails to get bat on that one and is hit on the pad. They pick up a single. Leg bye given by the umpire.
  • 36.1 On a good length outside off, defended solidly.
  • Some issue with the ball. Morgan shows it to the umpire and the latter cuts off the leather.
  • 35.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 192/3
  • 35.5 Full on middle, another sweep, straight to short fine leg.
  • 35.4 FOUR! Better shot from Finch and he finds the boundary! Full and on middle, Finch gets down and sweeps it powerfully through mid-wicket. There are two men in the deep, one from square leg and the other at mid-wicket, both come, the latter dives but cannot stop the ball!
  • 35.3 Full and down the leg side, Finch paddles it away but straight to short fine leg. That man has been very handy today. Not even conceded a single run.
  • 35.2 Now the drive through mid off for a run.
  • 35.1 Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • 34.6 The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single. 185/3
  • 34.5 A short ball on middle, pulled away for a single.
  • 34.4 Interesting awareness! Mitchell pushes it to the off side and then is just about to pick the ball and hand it to the keeper. But then realizes that recently, in the Under-19 World Cup, a South African batsman had done the same. The fielding side, Windies, had appealed then and he was adjudged out! Marsh then withdraws his hand.
  • 34.3 The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
  • 34.2 On middle and leg, worked through the leg side for a run.
  • 34.1 Full and outside off, driven straight back for a single.
  • DRINKS BREAK...
  • 33.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. They pick up a single. 181/3
  • 33.5 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a couple.
  • 33.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 33.3 On middle, punched through mid on for a single.
  • 33.2 Full and on middle, swept through square leg for a couple.
  • 33.1 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
  • Adil Rashid is back on.
  • 32.6 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. 174/3
  • 32.5 A short ball, Marsh heaves this through mid-wicket for just a run.
  • 32.4 Outside off, punched straight to cover.
  • 32.4 WIDE. An attempted bouncer which was well over head height. The Umpire signals a wide.
  • 32.3 A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 32.2 Defended off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 32.1 A short ball outside off, Marsh looks to pull but misses.
  • Chris Woakes into the attack now.
  • 31.6 Full and down the leg side, Aaron looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but it is so bad that even the umpire smiles. Pitched MILES outside leg. 170/3
  • 31.5 A tad short on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one more.
  • 31.4 Works this through square leg for a run.
  • 31.3 A tad short, Marsh finally gets this one away, punching it past short extra cover to long off for a single.
  • 31.2 Comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 31.1 Full and down the leg side, flicked towards square leg.
  • 30.6 Outside off, Finch looks to cut but misses. 167/3
  • 30.5 Pulls this through mid-wicket for three.
  • 30.4 The ball has struck the batsman hard on his hand. Extra bounce.
  • 30.3 On middle, Marsh punches this down the ground, where mid on is pretty deep but no single taken.
  • 30.2 Outside off, tapped to the off side for a single.
  • 30.1 The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
  • 29.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 161/3
  • 29.5 Full and on middle, swept away for a run.
  • 29.4 The batsman works it down the leg side.
  • 29.3 FOUR! Short and outside off, Finch rocks back and punches it through the covers. Still no one in the deep for the spinners on the off side.
  • 29.2 The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. They pick up a single.
  • 29.1 Down the leg side, clipped fine for a single.
  • 28.6 FOUR! That is dropped short and Marsh is onto it in a flash. Pulls it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary. 154/3
  • 28.5 Stays back in his crease and blocks.
  • 28.4 On middle and leg, watchfully defended.
  • 28.3 On middle and leg, flicked away for a single.
  • 28.2 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
  • 28.1 Around off, defended solidly.
  • Change of pace. Mark Wood comes back on to bowl.
  • 27.6 Full and just outside off, worked through square leg for one more. 149/3
  • 27.5 Full again, eased down to long on for a single.
  • 27.4 Full on off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 27.3 FOUR! Not quite where he intended. Short and outside off, Marsh goes back to cut but gets a thickish outside edge which flies just wide of short third man, through backward point and meets the ropes. That is 6 off the first 3 balls, giving Morgan something to think about.
  • 27.2 Fuller, around off, calmly tucked through square leg for a run.
  • 27.1 Short and outside off, Marsh goes back and punches this down to long off for a single.
  • 26.6 Outside off, punched away for a run. 141/3
  • 26.5 Driven through mid on by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 26.4 FOUR! Short and outside off, Finch goes back and punches it through point. No one in the deep and that is a boundary.
  • 26.3 Short and outside off, punched down to long on for a run.
  • 26.2 On middle and leg, flicked away through middle and leg for a single.
  • 26.1 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 25.6 The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. 133/3
  • 25.5 Nothing on the Free Hit. Delivered slowly on middle, Marsh looks to play the slog sweep but misses. The ball deflects off his body to short third man.
  • FREE HIT time!
  • 25.5 NO BALL! A high full toss, Finch pulls this through mid-wicket and gets a single.
  • 25.4 A short ball, heaved through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 25.3 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
  • 25.2 Another scoring shot missed. Full and down the leg side, swept to the only man inside the circle at 45.
  • 25.1 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman.
  • 24.6 A tad short on middle, worked through square leg for a run. 129/3
  • 24.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 24.4 Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
  • 24.3 Driven through mid on by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 24.2 Put down! Was there an edge? Hot Spot picks it! Excellent bowling from Moeen. He slows this beautifully through the air, around off and gets it to spin in. Finch looks to work it through the leg side but misses. Initially, it seems like it has gone off the pads to Buttler who struggles to collect but nope...
  • 24.1 SAFE! So looks were not deceptive in this case. Finch works this through the leg side and takes the single. He then comes back for the second, more so on the insistence of Marsh. The latter seems to be slow and the throw comes in to Moeen who whips the bails off. Ahh... replays slow that Moeen has beaten Marsh... in being the slower one. Marsh was short but Moeen was very slow in taking the bails off. Perhaps he was a shade too far from the stumps. Just in, is Marsh.
  • Ho ho ho! A run out appeal now! Is Marsh gone? He seems confident... Moeen does not look excited... but looks are not everything...
  • Moeen Ali is back on. Joe Root is done perhaps, for the innings.
  • 23.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 3-0-9-2 for Root. Lovely bowling. 124/3
  • Mitchell Marsh comes in now. Australia in trouble right to their roots.
  • 23.5 OUT! Soft dismissal! Head, well, has not quite used his surname on this ball. Perhaps a bit harsh, but then you should not be coming down the wicket if you are not confident of playing spin. Comes down the track and tamely pushes it back to the bowler. A simple catch. Nothing ball, nothing shot. Waste of a wicket and time.
  • 23.4 On middle and leg, flicked through the leg side for a single.
  • 23.3 FOUR! Nicely done. Landed outside off, dabbed to short third man for a boundary!
  • 23.2 Full and on middle, Finch looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. A mild LBW appeal, going down. Both, the appeal and the ball.
  • 23.1 Full on middle, clipped straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 22.6 Full on middle, pushed straight to mid on. 119/2
  • 22.5 It's been driven superbly through the covers.
  • 22.4 Full and wide outside off, Travis reaches out to drive but misses.
  • 22.3 On middle and leg, clipped through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 22.2 Full and outside off, driven straight to the man at short cover. Nearly carried!
  • 22.1 On a length outside off, Head works it off the inner half of the bat through square leg. There is a direct hit at the striker's end and there is a muted appeal for a run out. Has Head done a Hardik Pandya by not grounding his bat? Replays show that he did ground his bat. Recently, Pandya was run out in a Test match against South Africa by failing to ground his bat.
  • 21.6 Full on middle, driven through mid off for a single. That over was done and dusted in 1 minute and 55 seconds! Whoosh! 115/2
  • 21.5 The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
  • 21.4 Full and outside off, Travis looks to drive away from his body and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 21.3 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
  • 21.2 Short and outside off, punched straight to cover. Again, a scoring opportunity missed on a bad ball.
  • 21.1 Down the leg side, clipped fine for a single.
  • 20.6 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a couple. 113/2
  • 20.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 20.4 Fuller, on middle and off, driven sweetly but straight to mid off.
  • 20.3 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
  • 20.2 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
  • 20.1 Around off, defended solidly.
  • 19.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. Golden change from Morgan. The man with the golden arm has done it. 2 runs and the massive wicket of Smith. 110/2
  • 19.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • Travis Head comes out to the middle now.
  • 19.4 OUT! Umpire's call it is! Australia do not lose a review but does it matter? They have lost their best ODI batsman. Full and outside off, Smith comes forward and looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. That seems to be out and the umpire agrees, raising the finger slowly. Smith walks over to his partner and after some deliberation, takes the review. Well, Hawk Eye shows the ball to be clipping the top of leg stump which means Smith has to go. Another failure. England on top now, after stifling Australia and picking up two big wickets.
  • Smith is a goner! But he doesn't think so. He has taken a review against the LBW call. That looks dead.
  • 19.3 Around off, good bounce again, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 19.2 A touch shortish, the line is around off, Finch hops and works it through square leg for a run.
  • 19.1 On middle and leg, tucked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Joe Root replaces Ali in the attack.
  • 18.6 Shortish and outside off, Finch chops it past backward point for a couple of runs. 108/1
  • 18.5 Smith guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 18.4 18th ODI fifty for Aaron Finch, fourth against England. He stroked a century in the last game and has carried his form into this game. Short and on middle, Aaron pulls it to deep square leg for one. Australia once again will be hoping for a big one from him.
  • 18.3 Shortish and on off, punched to sweeper cover for one.
  • 18.2 NOT OUT! No bat involved. It's a delivery landing on the shorter side outside off, Smith shuffled across to work it on the leg side but missed. It brushed his pads after going closely past the inside edge of his bat. The bowler appeals for an lbw while the keeper starts to appeal after catching the ball. Eoin Morgan has a chat with his keeper and then takes the DRS. The replays roll in and it finds no bat. They don't feel the need to check for the lbw which used to be a norm earlier. Anyway, the impact was outside off. England lose their only review.
  • Shout for an lbw followed by a caught behind! Not given and Eoin Morgan after consulting his keeper, takes the DRS. It's for the catch. Has Smith edged it?
  • 18.1 Pitches it full and outside off, Steven Smith plays a flowing cover drive but finds the fielder inside the ring.
  • 18.1 Wide! Lands it on a good length outside off, just outside the tramline, Smith allows it through and the umpire exercises his arms.
  • Liam Plunkett is back on.
  • 17.6 Uses his feet a little bit this time and whips it through the gap on the leg side. A single taken as the mid-wicket fielder in the deep does the fielding. 102/1
  • 17.5 Loopy off spinner on off, Smith gets forward and hits it straight towards mid-wicket.
  • 17.4 Another gentle nudge off the pads to square leg to rotate the strike.
  • 17.3 Leans forward and works it with soft hands through square leg. A couple taken again and Finch moves to 48!
  • 17.2 Short and on middle, Finch turns inside the crease and pulls it through backward square leg for a couple.
  • 17.1 Flatter and full on middle and leg, Finch fails to properly time his sweep shot.
  • Drinks time. It's been a good start by the Aussies, however, they lost the wicket of David Warner. This pitch is looking like a batting beauty and Australia will need a big total to test the English team. The spinners are on at the moment and they are finding it tough to get Moeen Ali away. Adil Rashid is targeted as a result and so far it has paid off. An important middle phase is coming up...
  • 16.6 Goes down on one knee and pulls a shortish ball through backward square leg for a run. Tidy over by Adil this time, only 2 runs from it. 96/1
  • 16.5 Flatter and on off, slower in pace, Finch strokes it off his back foot but straight to the cover fielder again.
  • 16.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 16.3 Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers.
  • 16.2 Flighted and on off, Finch paddle sweeps it but finds short fine leg.
  • 16.1 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 15.6 Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 94/1
  • 15.5 Full floated outside off, driven off the front foot to covers.
  • 15.4 On middle, worked on the leg side for one.
  • 15.3 Appeal for a caught behind! Quicker delivery on middle and leg, sliding down, Finch gets across a bit and tries to flick. He fails to make proper connection but it goes off something to the keeper. There is a little deflection and Buttler appeals after collecting the ball. Nothing from the umpire. The replays show it kissed the pads.
  • 15.2 Shortish and on middle, pulled towards short fine leg.
  • 15.1 Flatter and fuller on middle, easily pushed down to long on for a run.
  • 14.6 Forces a full ball down to long on for a run. 19 runs from the two overs of Rashid. He is definitely in the target zone for the Aussie batsmen. 91/1
  • 14.5 The batsman plays a sweep shot. They pick up a single.
  • 14.4 Appeal for an lbw! Not given. A well-disguised googly by Rashid. Landing around off and spinning back into the batsman. Finch fails to read the variation and tries to play it from the crease. Fails to keep it out and is hit on the pads. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. Buttler is of the opinion that it would have missed the leg stump. Rashid tells the same to his skipper who was looking for the referral. The replays show that it's clipping the leg pole.
  • 14.3 Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 14.2 Flatter and fuller on middle, pushed towards mid-wicket.
  • 14.1 SIX! High and handsome! They have decided to target the leggie. This time Steven Smith gives the charge. Runs down to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it nonchalantly over long on for a maximum.
  • 13.6 Walks forward to a full ball and knocks it down to long on for a run. 82/1
  • 13.5 Very full and outside off, Smith drives it to covers. Another dot ball.
  • 13.4 Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.
  • 13.3 Flighted ball on off, Finch flicks it with the spin through backward square leg and rotates the strike.
  • 13.2 Finch has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 13.1 Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 12.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 79/1
  • 12.5 Rashid quickens his pace and serves it around middle and leg, Finch eases it through backward square leg and collects a couple of runs.
  • 12.4 SIX! That's colossal! Rashid tosses it up and lands it full around off, Finch lines himself behind the delivery and smashes it mightily over long on for a biggie. 105m on the radar, that was a big one.
  • 12.3 Flatter and on middle, played off the pads to mid-wicket.
  • 12.3 Wide! Quicker one going down the leg side, Finch tries to sweep but misses. It deflects off Buttler's pads to the point region. No extra run taken.
  • 12.2 Smith is off the mark! The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 12.1 Flighted ball on middle, pushed down to mid on.
  • Adil Rashid comes into the attack now.
  • 11.6 Fires it in, around leg, Smith fails to flick and it goes behind off his pads. They steal a leg bye. 69/1
  • 11.5 Turning back into the batsman from outside off, on the shorter side, Smith mistimes his back foot punch back to the bowler.
  • Skipper Steven Smith walks in next. England taking their own sweet time in setting the field.
  • 11.4 OUT! A wicket against the run of play! Moeen slows this one in the air and lands it full just outside off. He gets some away spin as it touches the turf and Warner tries to drive it through the line. He ends up getting a thick outside edge behind and Joe Root at first slip makes no mistake. Moeen has provided the much-needed breakthrough. A disappointed Warner heads back to the pavilion.
  • 11.3 Short and outside off, Warner moves back and then has to reach for it. Hits it through point, not much power but it goes through the gap for a couple of runs.
  • 11.2 Tossed up ball on middle, it's flicked with the spin past short fine leg for one.
  • Slight tweak in field. The fielder in the deep moves a bit square.
  • 11.1 Flighted and on middle, Warner nudges it behind square leg and scampers across for a single. Wants the second run but his partner ain't ready.
  • 10.6 Shortish and on off, Warner jumps and punches it to covers for one. 64/0
  • 10.5 Helps it off his pads to square leg for a run.
  • 10.4 FOUR! Up and just over Woakes at the edge of the mid on region. Plunkett bowls it full and wide outside off, Finch tries heaving it probably over mid-wicket but ends up dragging it off the inner half of the bat. It flies over Woakes' outstretched hands and goes to the boundary. For a moment, Finch's heart would have been in his mouth. He has got dismissed many times dragging his shots. Interestingly, this wasn't even a slower one.
  • 10.3 Finally manages to connect one off his pads. Works it to fine leg and rotates the strike.
  • 10.2 Lands it on a length around leg, Warner once again fails to work it around and is hit on the thigh pad.
  • 10.2 Wide! Going down the leg side, Warner fails to flick and it's wided by the umpire.
  • Stat - David Warner and Aaron Finch now have 1000 runs between them in ODIs in Australia. Surely, a solid partnership upfront for the Aussies. They are looking good today as well and the hosts will be hoping for a strong platform from them.
  • 10.1 Full and around off, Warner pushes it off his front foot to mid off.
  • Powerplay 2 time! The field will relax a bit as four fielders are now allowed outside the ring.
  • 9.6 Strays on the pads, Warner clips it behind square leg and cross. Good beginning by Moeen. 56/0
  • 9.5 Short again and Warner cuts it off his back foot. Fails to find the gap as he hits it straight to point.
  • 9.4 Shortish and on middle, Warner goes back and hits it towards short mid-wicket. Excellent over, so far.
  • A slip in place for Warner.
  • 9.3 Slightly short and on middle, Aaron moves back and works it behind square leg for a run.
  • 9.2 Tossed up ball on off, Finch draws forward and defends it back.
  • 9.1 The batsman works it down the leg side.
  • Moeen Ali to bowl his offies now.
  • 8.6 Fuller outside off, driven to mid off to end the over. 54/0
  • 8.5 Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 8.4 FOUR! Poor delivery and duly punished. Drifting down the leg side, Finch neatly deflects it off his pads to the fine leg fence for a boundary. 50 up for Australia!
  • 8.3 Good length ball on middle, Warner helps it to square leg for one.
  • 8.2 Interesting! The fielder will feel that he was unlucky to concede runs. A length ball outside off, David dabs it down towards backward point where the fielder dives to stop. A slight fumble but he quickly recovers to parry it to the point fielder. He scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Finch made it safely. The ball ricochets towards square leg and the batsmen take a couple of runs. Excellent running.
  • 8.1 Straighter in line first up, Finch nudges it off his pads towards short fine leg and they cross for a run.
  • Liam Plunkett comes into the attack.
  • 7.6 Fuller and outside off, driven off the front foot but straight to covers. 45/0
  • 7.5 Fullish and on middle, Warner drills it down the ground but finds the mid on fielder.
  • 7.4 Slower and on off, defended on the off side.
  • 7.3 Tickles it off his pads to the leg side for a run.
  • 7.2 Sliding down the leg side, Finch tries to flick but misses. It deflects off his pads towards Buttler who collects it. The bowler starts to appeal and then the keeper joins. Nothing from the umpire.
  • 7.1 FOUR! This is looking like a batting beauty! No sideways movement and the bowlers are struggling. Finch has once again unfurled a cracking pull shot through mid-wicket.
  • 6.6 FOUR! Warner is motoring! Wood overdoes his length this time and bowls it short. Warner anticipates it well and as a result has ample time to execute his pull shot. Connects well and sends it racing to the deep square leg fence. 9 from the over! 40/0
  • 6.5 FOUR! Muscles that again! Width on offer outside off, Warner hangs back inside the crease and bludgeons it down the ground for a boundary. It reaches the fence in the blink of an eye.
  • 6.4 A back foot punch in front of the mid off fielder and they pinch a quick single. Good calling by Finch, he set off as soon as he hit it. Warner trusted his partner and responded.
  • 6.3 On a length and around off, it's pushed with an angled bat to backward point.
  • 6.2 Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 6.1 Shortish and on off, defended off the back foot.
  • 5.6 Another back foot defense by Warner to end the over. 31/0
  • 5.5 Gets behind the line and defends it off his back foot.
  • 5.4 FOUR! Firmly struck. Woakes pitches it full and around off, Warner latches onto it and drills it past his partner at the other end. No chance for mid off.
  • 5.3 Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 5.2 Angling down the leg side, Aaron nudges it to deep backward square leg for a run.
  • 5.1 A length ball on off, staying a touch low, Finch does well to defend it near his front pad.
  • 4.6 FOUR! A length ball outside off, David strokes it through the gap between point and cover-point. It's a great placement by Warner and Roy puts in a good chase from point. He speeds after it and pulls it back just before the rope but it seems he was in contact with the fence while he touched the ball. A boundary given. 26/0
  • 4.5 Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it.
  • 4.4 A bit of swing as Woakes goes full with his length. It's around leg and Warner fails to flick it. A stifled appeal for an lbw but nothing doing.
  • 4.3 Warner works a length ball on the leg side but fails to find the gap.
  • 4.2 Fullish and on middle, Finch pushes it down towards mid on and quickly calls his partner for a run. The fielder has a shy at the other end and Finch quickly shouts - your end, to inform his partner.
  • 4.1 A little bit short and on off, Finch punches it from the back foot but finds the cover fielder.
  • 3.6 Hits the yorker mark on middle, Warner covers the line and digs it out to cover-point. 21/0
  • 3.5 A bit short and on off, Finch moves back and turns it through backward square leg for a run.
  • 3.4 Lands it full and outside off, Aaron gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers.
  • 3.3 Shortish and around off, zipping off the surface at 141 kph, Finch once again allows it through.
  • 3.2 Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
  • 3.1 Aerial but safe! A length ball on middle, Warner tries to flick but gets a leading edge flying wide of point. A single taken.
  • 2.6 Back of a length ball on off, Finch defends it back from the crease. 19/0
  • 2.5 On the hips and eased through backward square leg for a couple of runs.
  • 2.4 FOUR! Another powerful shot by Finch. Once again he is served a short ball around off, this time Aaron pulls it in front of square leg for a boundary. Alex Hales inside the ring tries to catch it but it goes past him before he could.
  • 2.3 A touch short and on middle, Warner eases himself back before tucking it through backward square leg for a run.
  • 2.2 Back of a length ball on off, Warner goes on his toes as he taps it down in front of cover-point.
  • 2.1 Short in length, pulled wide of mid on for a couple of runs.
  • 1.6 FOUR! Tonk... shot of a batsman in prime form! Finch stands back to a short ball and muscles his pull shot over mid-wicket for a cracking boundary. Gets off the mark in style. 10/0
  • 1.5 Good length delivery in the channel outside off, holding its line, Finch takes a forward stride before leaving it alone.
  • 1.4 Fuller and on middle, Warner hits it off the inner half of the bat to wide mid on. A quick single taken.
  • 1.3 Once again Warner is beaten on the push. A bit tentative with his footwork at the moment.
  • 1.2 Beaten! Excellent delivery, angling away from the batsman on a good length, Warner pushes inside the line and misses.
  • 1.1 Good length delivery on middle, Warner turns it off his pads to the leg side but finds the mid-wicket fielder.
  • Chris Woakes to take the second new ball. He also has a couple of slips in place.
  • 0.6 Angling in a shortish ball on middle, Finch works it off his pads to backward square leg. Dot ball to end the over. 5/0
  • 0.5 This time they steal a run as Warner taps a length ball to covers. Good running between the wickets.
  • 0.4 A touch short and on off, Warner plays it down to point.
  • 0.3 Miscommunication but safe! Warner tries to tap and run after pushing it towards covers but his partner sends him back. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but misses.
  • 0.2 FOUR! Warner is up and running! Wood bangs in a short ball around middle, Warner swivels and pulls it behind square leg. Fine timing and the fine leg fielder had no chance of cutting it off.
  • 0.1 Starts with a back of a length delivery on middle and off, Warner goes on his back foot and defends.
  • Time to get going. Aaron Finch and David Warner are the Aussie openers. Bright and sunny out there with not a single cloud in the sky. The English team is also taking the field now. Mark Wood to bowl with the first new ball. A couple of slips in place. Here we go...
  • Toss - The coin toss goes in the favour of Steven Smith this time and AUSTRALIA ELECT TO BAT! They have a couple of new faces in their playing XI - Alex Carey and Jhye Richardson make ODI debuts, replacing unfit Tim Paine and rested Pat Cummins. Also, Cameron White makes a comeback after nearly 3 years as Adam Zampa misses out. England following the old mantra, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' and are going unchanged.
  • The Gabbatoir is all set to host the second ODI between Australia and England. The hosts were beaten black and blue in the last match and will be looking for a comeback today. As Steven Smith mentioned, the Aussies have enough quality in the squad but they need to start playing good cricket in this format. The tourists, on the other hand, will be relieved after registering their first success on this pretty dismal tour for them. It was a comprehensive win over the Kangaroos at the MCG and Eoin Morgan's boys will be aiming to repeat the same today. Hello and welcome everyone. We are expecting a cracking contest. Stay with us for all the updates.
  • That's it for today. England have made it look really easy just like they did in the last encounter. Australia, who have won just 1 ODI out of the last 8 played, will have to regroup and come up with a great performance to stay alive in the series. On the other hand, the visitors will not want to take the series till the very end and clinch the victory in the next game and bag the trophy. Join us for the third ODI on January 21, Sunday from the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney at 1420 local (0320GMT ). Till then, goodbye and take care!
  • Eoin Morgan says he thought his players were exceptional. Joe Root bowling the way he did was marvelous and such good bowling put pressure on Australia. Reckons the chase was a bit sticky, but they did enough to get the job done. Adds that such situations make things more exciting. Continues saying that they take every game in their stride and try to do their best. Ends by saying that they have a level of trust and confidence in each other that somebody will put their hand up and get the job done.
  • Man of the Match, Joe Root says he didn't think he'd bowl 7 overs at the start of the day. States he enjoys getting wickets at the start of the innings, and seeing Steven Smith's back is always a pleasure. Mentions today's game as a great example, that as a One-Day group they have to prove themselves and push for the upcoming World Cup. On Mitchell Marsh getting reverse swing against him, says it's important to keep your composure and back yourself in any kind of situation.
  • Steven Smith says after Aaron Finch's hundred they were in a good position but couldn't finish well in the death despite having wickets in hand. Mentions they lost a couple of wickets in a row with two new batsmen in the crease and that made things difficult. Adds somebody set had to stay in the middle but that didn't happen. On missing the experienced guys, he goes on to say that this is an opportunity for the new guys, Jhye Richardson in particular bowled really well. Will see how it goes in Sydney now. Feels the wicket didn't play the way they thought, bit different to the one they usually see. Ends by saying that they'll be treating the final three games as knockout games, so they'll try to play better cricket.
  • The Men in Yellow did not play like a team in this match. They got on board a score which was around 60-80 runs short and needed their bowlers to come in strong to defend it down. They never really got in the game apart from the quick breakthroughs provided by Richardson and Starc. Wickets at regular intervals was the need of the hour but none of them really stepped up. The home side felt the absence of a regular spinner. Comparing the two, England bowled 24 overs of spin as compared to just the 10 bowled by the Australians. Smith tried everything he had up his sleeve but could not save his side from going 2-0 down in the series.
  • What a win for the Englishmen. They chased down what looked to be a below par score without any trouble. Going into the run chase, they went on the back foot losing their in-form batsman Roy in the very first over. Bairstow and Hales steadied the ship by getting to their fifties and building a 117-run partnership. Morgan played a crucial knock in the middle and Root stayed unbeaten till the very end to play the anchoring role. England did find themselves in the spot of bother when they lost Buttler and Ali in quick succession, but Woakes applied the finishing touches with his Test captain and chased it down with ease.
  • 44.2 FOUR! ENGLAND WIN BY 4 WICKETS! They clinch a superb victory and go 2-0 up in the series. Stoinis bowls it full on the stumps, Woakes lofts it over mid on for a boundary. Comfortably done, a dominating performance from the away side.
  • 44.1 FOUR! What a shot by Woakes. He lofts it over the point region to earn himself another boundary.
  • 43.6 Woakes lofts it over mid off and they come back for three runs. 266/6
  • 43.5 Marsh drags it full down the leg side, Woakes misses the flick and it hits his pad.
  • 43.4 Marsh hits the deck hard on the shorter side, Woakes defends it off the back foot.
  • 43.3 Woakes defends it off the front foot.
  • 43.2 Pulled to square leg for a single.
  • 43.1 Root tries to flick it over the mid-wicket region but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • Marsh comes into the attack.
  • 42.6 Root guides the ball to the third man region and keeps the strike for next over. 262/6
  • 42.5 Stoinis angles it towards the batsman, Root inside edges it onto his pads.
  • 42.4 Guided to third man for a single.
  • 42.3 FOUR! Good controlled pull shot by Woakes. He gets the ball past the vacant square leg region to register himself another boundary.
  • 42.2 Richardson bangs it short, Woakes sees it early and pulls it over mid on for a quick brace.
  • 42.1 Root works it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 41.6 A back of a length delivery outside off, Woakes goes for the punch but misses it. 253/6
  • 41.5 FOUR! Ohhh that is sloppy by Stoinis. Woakes worked it off his legs to square leg. It sneaks right through Stoinis as he tries to stop it.
  • 41.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 41.3 A good yorker in the line of stumps. Woakes does well to see that off the front foot.
  • 41.2 Richardson bowls a back of a length delivery outside off, Root plays it off the back foot with soft hands for a single.
  • 41.1 Woakes pulls the ball to square leg and the batsmen change ends.
  • 40.6 Driven through the right of the point fielder for three runs. 247/6
  • 40.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
  • 40.4 Tye bowls a length delivery outside off, Woakes defends it off the front foot.
  • 40.3 Tye bowls it full outside off, Woakes drives it to covers.
  • 40.2 Root works the ball through the point region for a single.
  • 40.1 Root defends it off the back foot.
  • 39.6 SIX! Whacked out of the ground. Richardson bangs it short and Woakes pulls it over mid-wicket for his first maximum. What a good shot by the all-rounder. 243/6
  • 39.5 FOUR! That is driven through the left of the mid off fielder by Woakes for a boundary.
  • 39.4 Richardson bowls a back of a length delivery outside off, Root opens the face of the bat and the ball runs to point. They steal a single.
  • 39.3 Root drives it to covers.
  • 39.2 Another inside edge for Woakes. Richardson bowls a length delivery outside off, Woakes gets an inside edge to it. The ball runs to the leg side and they sneak a single.
  • 39.1 Woakes dabs it to point region.
  • Richardson comes back into the attack.
  • 38.6 Root drives it to sweeper cover for a quick brace. 231/6
  • 38.5 Tye angles it into the batsmen, Root goes for the punch but fails to get any bat to it and it hits his pads.
  • 38.4 Root goes for the cut, but inside edges it to the off side.
  • 38.3 Pulled to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 38.2 Tye bowls a back of a length delivery outside off. Woakes goes for the cut but finds an inside edge and the ball runs to the edge of the wicket.
  • 38.1 A slower delivery on the leg side to start with. Woakes works it to mid-wicket.
  • Tye comes back into the attack.
  • 37.6 Driven through cover for a single. He ends his spell with figures of 10-0-59-4. 228/6
  • 37.5 A low full toss outside off, Woakes works it to off side.
  • Chris Woakes comes in next.
  • 37.4 OUT! Ohh Starc, you beauty. The best ball of the match. This was quick and right on the money. He bowls a yorker at 142.2 kph, right in the line of the stumps and Ali had no time to get his bat down on it. A gamble taken by Smith has paid rich dividends as this is Starc's last over. A 4-fer for Starc. Can he pick up his 5th in remaining two balls?
  • 37.3 A quick yorker in the line of stumps, Root defends it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 37.2 Punched off the back foot through covers to get off the mark on the very first ball.
  • Moeen Ali comes into bat.
  • 37.1 OUT! Buttler makes his way to the hut. Starc has done it yet again for the Men in Yellow. He bowls a length delivery quick outside off, Buttler goes for the drive but finds the outside edge. Carey bags an easy debut catch behind the wickets. Is there a twist in the tale?
  • 37.1 Starc drags it down the leg side and the umpire calls it a wide.
  • 36.6 Driven through covers for a quick brace. 224/4
  • 36.5 Head drags it short outside off, Buttler punches it to covers for a single.
  • 36.4 Driven to mid-wicket for another single.
  • 36.3 Buttler cuts it to point and the batsmen change ends.
  • 36.2 Root drives it to mid on for a single.
  • 36.1 Driven between the mid off and cover region. The batsmen do well to pick up three runs.
  • 35.6 A half volley on the legs by Starc. Buttler tries to work it down the leg side but gets yet another leading edge to it. The ball runs past the point fielder for a single. 215/4
  • 35.5 Pulled to mid-wicket for a quick brace.
  • 35.4 Buttler gets a leading edge to a full delivery, the ball rolls to covers.
  • 35.3 Driven through covers for a single.
  • 35.2 Starc bowls a quick wide yorker, Buttler manages to put his bat to it. The ball runs to third man and the batsmen change ends.
  • 35.1 Root works it to cover for a single.
  • Starc comes back into the attack.
  • 34.6 FOUR! 50-run partnership for the duo. Buttler gets on one knee and slog sweeps it past the left of the deep square leg fielder for a boundary. 209/4
  • 34.5 Driven to mid on and the batsmen change ends.
  • 34.4 Head tosses it up outside off, Root pushes it to covers.
  • 34.3 Root drives it past the left of the mid-wicket fielder for a quick brace.
  • 34.2 Tossed up delivery outside off, Nudged to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 34.1 Root clips it off his hips towards deep square leg for a single.
  • Head comes back into the attack.
  • Drinks are on the field. Australia did manage to come back by taking quick wickets but Buttler and Root have managed to put the pressure back on the Aussies. The Men in Yellow will have to regroup and quickly find a way to break this partnership.
  • 33.6 FOUR! Buttler looks to be in an aggressive mood. Richardson bowls it full outside off, Buttler smashes it over mid on for a boundary. 200/4
  • 33.5 Richardson bowls a slower delivery full on the off side, Buttler nudges it to square leg for a brace.
  • 33.4 Buttler does well to see off that bouncer in the keeper's hands.
  • 33.4 Richardson drags it down the leg side and the umpire calls it a wide.
  • 33.3 Richardson bowls it full down the leg side, Buttler plays it to deep square leg and good running by the batsmen helps them pick up yet another couple.
  • 33.2 Root works it to square leg and the batsmen change ends.
  • 33.1 Clipped off the legs towards fine leg for a quick brace.
  • 32.6 Buttler lets that bouncer go to the keeper. 188/4
  • 32.5 FOUR! Unlucky for the bowler but Buttler would not mind them in his kitty. Stoinis bangs it short, Buttler goes for the pull. He only manages to find the top edge and see the ball fly over the keeper for a boundary.
  • 32.4 Good follow up delivery by Stoinis. Bangs it short and Buttler lets it go to the keeper.
  • 32.3 Stoinis bowls it full on the stumps, Buttler hits it past the right of the mid-wicket fielder for a brace.
  • 32.2 Buttler goes to clip it off his hips but hits his pads.
  • 32.1 FOUR! Length delivery outside off, Buttler lofts it cleanly over mid off for a boundary. If you bowl at this pace, Buttler would easily latch onto it.
  • Stoinis comes back into the attack.
  • 31.6 Root drives it to covers to end the over with. 178/4
  • 31.5 Richardson bowls length delivery outside off, Root defends it to covers.
  • 31.4 Wide yorker by the bowler, Root defends it to the point region.
  • 31.3 What a shot but no runs off it. Root straight drives it back to the bowler.
  • 31.2 Clipped off the hips towards mid-wicket for a quick brace. Good running by the batsmen.
  • 31.1 Root defends it off the back foot from within the crease.
  • Richardson comes back into the attack.
  • 30.6 Play and a miss. Buttler goes for the pull but does not manage to put any bat to it. 95 runs needed of 114 balls. 176/4
  • 30.5 Buttler punches it off the back foot towards the off side.
  • 30.4 FOUR! Tye drags it short and Buttler pulls it to the right of the square leg fielder for a boundary.
  • 30.3 Clipped off the hips and the batsmen change ends.
  • 30.2 Bowls it full on the stumps, Buttler clips it to the left of mid-wicket for a single. Marsh gets a hand to it but does not save a run.
  • 30.1 Root guides the ball to third man for a single.
  • 29.6 Comfortbaly worked away through the gap in the mid-wicket region for a single. 169/4
  • 29.5 Down the leg side, around the hips, tucked towards fine leg for one run.
  • 29.4 Short, pulled away from Buttler through mid-wicket. Always in control of that shot, kept it along the ground and picked up two for doing so.
  • 29.3 Stays behind and defends this ball out off his back foot.
  • 29.2 Marginally fuller than his previous delivery, driven through the covers for a single this time.
  • 29.1 Back of a length outside off, tapped down in front of cover from the back foot.
  • 28.6 A drive from Buttler this time, towards mid off. And like Root, he gets no run for it. 164/4
  • 28.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 28.4 Just ahead of a length quite close to off, Root offers a solid punch towards mid off.
  • 28.3 Full again, well outside the line of off stump this time, driven square through point. One run to the total.
  • 28.2 Touch fuller, outside off, pushed into the cover region for an easy single.
  • 28.1 Cutting back in from a length delivery, on the pads, Root tucks it behind square leg and comes back for the second.
  • 27.6 Bouncer to end the over. It's sharp and accurate as Buttler ducks. 159/4
  • 27.5 Down the leg side, helped off the glove towards short fine leg for a quick one.
  • 27.4 Good length ball aiming the top of off stump, Joe wrists it on the leg side with soft hands.
  • 27.3 Outside off, played to point for a single.
  • 27.2 Fierce bumper from Starc, bombs Buttler to welcome him to the crease. The batsman ducks and evades.
  • Jos Buttler walks in next.
  • 27.1 OUT! Like in the Test series, Starc has changed his boots and picked up a wicket immediately. It's the England skipper who makes the long walk back. Length ball outside off, with some extra bounce. Eoin Morgan hangs his bat in defense but the slight inward movement takes the inside edge, then the back pad and rattles the stumps. Big wicket for Australia, it's come at a vital time too. Morgan is a dangerous player.
  • Mitchell Starc has a change of boots. He had some trouble with them during the Test series a little while earlier, facing the same problem again.
  • 26.6 Neatly tucked by Root towards deep mid-wicket. Was full on the pads and he worked it away with ease for a double. 157/3
  • 26.5 High full toss on off, punches it through to sweeper cover. Gets off strike easily.
  • 26.4 Goes full again, fraction straight in line, driven towards mid on.
  • 26.3 Fullish in length and angling in on middle and leg, Root works it off his pads through mid-wicket and calls his partner through for a single.
  • 26.2 Bit fuller again, outside off, driven hard to cover for nothing.
  • 26.1 Fullish in length and angling in on middle and leg, Root works it off his pads through mid-wicket and calls his partner through for a single.
  • Andrew Tye to bowl again.
  • 25.6 Too full on the stumps, Starc is lucky this isn't put away. Morgan drives, but straight to the man at mid off. 153/3
  • 25.5 Fuller length around off, wasn't much room available but Morgan still manages to get it away. Slices it past point for a couple.
  • 25.4 Very full, on the stumps, driven firmly straight back to the bowler.
  • 25.3 Hits the deck hard and pounds it shorter on off, Morgan stands his ground and taps it down right under his nose.
  • 25.2 Shortish and outside off with some room on offer for Joe Root. He uses it well and cuts it square through point for a single.
  • 25.1 Length delivery shaping away from around off, Root opens the face in an attempt to steer it to third man, but finds gully instead.
  • Mitchell Starc returns.
  • 24.6 Head floats the ball towards the batsman, Root drives it to long on and will keep the strike for next over. 150/3
  • 24.5 Morgan nudges the ball to square leg for a single.
  • 24.4 Head tosses it up outside off, Morgan comes in the line of the ball and defends it.
  • 24.3 Morgan defends a tossed up delivery off the front foot.
  • 24.2 Morgan punches the ball off the back foot towards covers for a brace.
  • 24.1 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 23.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 146/3
  • 23.5 Morgan defends it off the front foot from within the crease.
  • 23.4 Richardson bowls a back of a length delivery outside off, Morgan punches it towards covers.
  • 23.3 Morgan defends it off the front foot.
  • 23.2 SIX! What a shot by Morgan. Richardson bowls it short outside off, Morgan pulls it towards the right of the fine leg fielder for a maximum. Morgan has scored all his runs in boundaries until now.
  • 23.1 Richardson bangs it short outside off, Root punches it to covers for a single.
  • 22.6 Head drags it short, Morgan punches it off the back foot to off side. 138/3
  • 22.5 Morgan comes in the line of the ball and defends it off the front foot.
  • 22.4 FOUR! Short and asking to be punished. Morgan lofts it off the back foot over the mid-wicket region for the second boundary of the over.
  • 22.3 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 22.2 FOUR! Catch it was the call but past the diving fielder through the backward point area for a boundary. Head drags it short outside off, Morgan cuts it hard to open his account in style.
  • 22.1 Head starts by tossing it up outside off, Root guides it to off side for a quick single.
  • Head comes back into the attack.
  • 21.6 Richardson bowls a length delivery on the stumps. Morgan inside edges it and the ball rolls to the square leg fielder. A successful over for Richardson comes to an end. 129/3
  • 21.5 Morgan shoulders arms to a full delivery outside off.
  • 21.4 Morgan gets an inside edge onto his pads to a back of a length delivery outside off.
  • Morgan comes in next.
  • 21.3 OUT! Second for Richardson. He's now dismissed the two set batsmen and given Australia a chance to dig in further. He bowls a length delivery just outside off stump, Bairstow looks to loft it over the cover region. But he does not manage to find the meat of the bat and gives an easy catch to Warner. Bairstow makes his way to the pavilion.
  • 21.2 Richardson bowls a back of a length delivery outside off, Root guides it past the point region for a single.
  • 21.1 FOUR! Root used the depth of the crease. He rocks back and punches it through covers for a boundary. He found the sweet spot of the bat.
  • 20.6 Full delivery outside off, Root drives it to sweeper cover and will keep the strike for next over. 124/2
  • 20.5 Root gets in the line of the ball and defends it off the back foot.
  • 20.4 Root punches the ball off the front foot to covers.
  • 20.3 Stoinis bangs yet another one short. Bairstow goes for the pull but misses it. It hits his shoulder and the ball rolls to the off side as they sneak a single.
  • 20.2 Bairstow pulls it to square leg and the batsmen come through for a brace.
  • 20.2 Stoinis bowls a bouncer but it goes way above the head of the batsman. The umpire calls it a wide.
  • 20.1 Play and a miss. Stoinis bangs it on a shorter side outside off, Bairstow goes for the pull but misses it.
  • Marcus Stoinis will have change of ends.
  • 19.6 Richardson bowls a back of a length delivery outside off, Root defends it off the back foot to the point region. A wicket maiden for Jhye. 119/2
  • 19.5 Root hangs back and defends it off the back foot from within the crease.
  • 19.4 Richardson bowls a length delivery outside off stump, Root leans and defends it off the front foot.
  • 19.3 Root shoulders arms to it and lets it go to the keeper.
  • Joe Root walks in next...
  • 19.2 OUT! Just the breakthrough Australia needed. Richardson has broken the 117-run partnership. Bowls a back of a length delivery just outside off stump. Hales goes for the cut but inside edges it and the ball hits the timber. Australia are delighted to see Hales back in the hut.
  • 19.1 Richardson starts by banging it short and Hales ducks this time.
  • Jhye Richardson is back into the attack.
  • 18.6 Another bumper, Hales pulls it off the top half of the bat. It's in the air for a while but it doesn't carry to the fine leg fielder running in to try and take it. Single taken. 119/1
  • 18.5 Spraying on the pads, flicked in front of square on the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 18.4 Brings out the short one but Jonny Bairstow is alert to it. Keeps his eyes on the ball, ducks and evades it comfortably.
  • 18.3 Good length delivery in the off stump channel, cut away straight to point.
  • 18.2 On the fuller side again, pushed behind square on the off side for a single.
  • 18.1 Some tail inwards. Almost takes the inside edge. Full outside off, a hint of movement as Alex Hales hangs his bat away from his body. Right through the gap, that.
  • Marcus Stoinis to have a go with the ball.
  • Drinks are on the field. England have looked very comfortable in the run chase after losing an early wicket. The Men in Yellow have been producing some ordinary bowling and they will need their big men to pull up their socks and make a strong comeback.
  • 17.6 Worked away through backward square and the over ends with the batsmen taking a single. 116/1
  • 17.5 The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
  • 17.4 Not connected cleanly but it's enough to clear the infield over mid on. A loft from Jonny Bairstow, two runs taken as the fielders chase it down.
  • 17.3 Short ball into the body, Jonny with a little swivel pulls it down towards fine leg. Runs the first one hard and is able to come back for the second. All too easy for England at the moment. Australia need to change something up now.
  • 17.2 Quite full, well outside off, Bairstow crouches to squeeze it past the point fielder, but hits it straight to him.
  • 17.1 Length delivery outside off with some width on offer, Hales reaches out to it and cuts it past point for a single.
  • 16.6 Loud appeal for LBW but the umpire does not move an inch. Finch angles it full and quick towards the batsman. Bairstow goes for the sweep but misses it and hits him on his pads. Steven Smith thinks for a review but decides to go against it. 109/1
  • 16.5 Flatter delivery outside off, Bairstow pushes it to covers.
  • 16.4 Finch gives air to it towards the batsman, Bairstow drives it back to the bowler.
  • 16.3 Bairstow leans into it and defends it off the front foot.
  • 16.2 Hales pushes it off the back foot presenting the full face of the bat towards long off for a single.
  • 16.1 SIX! His partner brought up his fifty in style and so does Hales. His 11th ODI fifty and first against the Men in Yellow. Finch tosses it up on the stumps, Hales lofts it over long on for a maximum. First one of the innings.
  • 16.1 Finch drags it down the leg side and the umpire calls a wide.
  • 15.6 FOUR! What a way to bring up his 6th ODI fifty and first against Australia. Starc bowls it quick and full on the stumps. Bairstow smashes it down the ground, one bounce into the fence for a boundary. A very valuable one for him. 101/1
  • 15.5 Hales pulls it with full control to square leg for a single.
  • 15.4 Leading edge but safe. Starc bowls it full on the leg side, Hales tries to play it to the leg side but manages to find the leading edge to it. The ball falls way too short of the mid off fielder.
  • 15.3 Bairstow pushes the ball towards wide on and he quickly calls his partner for a single.
  • 15.2 Hales pulls a short delivery towards square leg and the batsmen change ends.
  • 15.1 Starc bowls quick and full on the stumps. Bairstow flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • Mitchell Starc back into the attack.
  • 14.6 Finch ends the over by tossing it up on the legs, Hales clips it to short mid-wicket. 93/1
  • 14.5 Finch bowls it quick at the shorter side, Hales defends it off the back foot.
  • 14.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 14.3 Catch it was the shout by Finch. Hales clips the tossed up delivery to the mid-wicket region. Marsh dived to his left but could not get his hands to it. The batsmen have come through for a brace.
  • 14.2 Finch tosses it up on the stumps, Hales drives it to the bowler.
  • 14.1 Finch bowls it flat and quick outside off, Hales defends it off the back foot.
  • 13.6 Tye drags it full on the legs, Hales clips it to leg side for a single. 91/1
  • 13.5 Hales defends it off the front foot into the ground.
  • 13.4 NOT OUT! Tye bowls a back of length delivery outside off, Hales opens the face of the bat and the ball runs down to the third man region. The batsmen had their skating boots on as they come through for a brace. Third umpire had been asked for the run out appeal at the striker's end but Hales made his ground with ease.
  • Is that out? A good throw from the deep could become Alex Hales' undoing. Looks really close...
  • 13.3 Hales cuts a short delivery outside off to the point fielder.
  • 13.2 Tye bangs it short, Hales hangs back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. The batsmen come through for a brace.
  • 13.1 Bairstow pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 12.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 85/1
  • 12.5 Hales defends it off the front foot by getting in line of the delivery. A rare good ball by Finch in the over.
  • 12.4 Bairstow punches it to covers for a single.
  • 12.3 FOUR! You can not afford to bowl deliveries like these. He drags it short and Bairstow lofts it off the back foot over the mid-wicket area for a boundary.
  • 12.2 Hales rocks back and punches it to sweeper cover and the batsmen change ends.
  • 12.1 Finch starts by bowling it short outside off, Bairstow slaps it to long off for a single.
  • Aaron Finch is brought into the bowling attack.
  • 11.6 Bairstow drives it to covers and will keep the strike for next over. 78/1
  • 11.5 FOUR! Short and that's trouble. Bairstow hangs back and cuts it past the right of the point fielder. He does manage to get some part of his hand to it but the ball rolls to the fence for a boundary. There has been one bad delivery in every over and the Englishmen are quick to capitalize on that one.
  • 11.4 Slower delivery on the legs, Hales nudges it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 11.3 Hales guides the ball to the point area.
  • 11.3 Tye bangs it short but it goes way above the batsman's head. The umpire calls it a wide.
  • 11.2 In the air but safe. Tye rolls his finger over and pitches it full outside off. Bairstow checks his drive and the ball floats over the cover region. Marsh does well to save a run for his side as the batsmen run three.
  • 11.1 A good yorker to start with. He bowls it in line of the stumps, Bairstow does well to defend it.
  • 10.6 Some air on this from Head, fuller outside off, Alex Hales buries it into the track off the front foot. 68/1
  • 10.5 Drives this full delivery to long on for a single.
  • 10.4 FOUR! CRUNCHED! That was a boundary the moment it went off the bat. Tossed up outside off, Bairstow kneels forward and across and brings out the sweep shot. Brooms it through square leg and picks up a boundary.
  • 10.3 Floated up on the stumps, Hales wrists it, but short mid-wicket makes a half-stop. Only a single for the batsmen, good fielding.
  • 10.2 Easy run for Jonny Bairstow. Just eases this full ball down to long on and crosses over.
  • 10.1 Loops it up, on off stump, whipped through the gap in the mid-wicket area for a run.
  • 9.6 Bairstow defends a back of a length delivery off the back foot. 60/1
  • 9.5 FOUR! Short and asking to be put away. Bairstow cuts it past the point region for another boundary. Very ordinary looking bowling by the home side.
  • 9.4 Tye bowls a back of a length delivery on the stumps, Bairstow punches it to mid off.
  • 9.3 Bairstow does well to duck that bouncer away.
  • 9.2 Tye bowls a slower delivery outside the off stump, Bairstow defends it off the back foot from the crease.
  • 9.1 Bairstow drives a full delivery outside off to mid off.
  • 8.6 Bairstow comes to the pitch of the ball and hits it to mid on. He will keep the strike for next over. 56/1
  • 8.5 Bairstow punches it off the back foot to the extra cover fielder.
  • 8.4 Bairstow drives a tossed up delivery to mid on.
  • 8.3 FOUR! Bairstow makes full use of the loose ball. Head drags it full and down the leg side, Bairstow sweeps and gets the ball past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
  • 8.2 Bairstow sweeps the ball to square leg and they come through for a couple.
  • 8.1 Bairstow comes dancing down the track to flick it through the mid-wicket region. He misses it as it hits his pads. Head pleads in his appeal but the umpire is not interested. The Hawk Eye shows that the ball would have gone over the stumps.
  • 7.6 FOUR! Hales ends with a boundary! Tye will feel a bit disappointed having conceded that. Good over nonetheless. Full on off, driven hard through the left of mid off to send it across the boundary line. 49/1
  • 7.5 Takes some pace off it, goes full this time, Hales can only play it back to Tye.
  • 7.4 Once again played to point. With an angled bat, it's steered straight to the fielder.
  • 7.3 Nicely done. Three dots to begin with. Outside off on a length, pushed from within the crease to the man at point.
  • 7.2 Lands it on a length this time, close to off, Hales blocks it out with a straight blade.
  • 7.1 Starts off by firing it in full, on middle and off, Alex Hales leans ahead and pushes it back to the bowler with the full face of the bat.
  • Andrew Tye comes into the attack.
  • 6.6 Full and around off, watchfully blocked out. 45/1
  • 6.5 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 6.4 FOUR! Great shot! Full on middle, Hales gets down and slog sweeps it over square leg for a boundary!
  • 6.3 Outside off, dabbed to short third man.
  • 6.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 6.1 FOUR! Into the gap! Short and outside off, Hales rocks back and punches it through the covers for a boundary!
  • Travis Head will roll his arm over.
  • 5.6 Bairstow clips it off his legs to the square leg region and calls his partner for a brace. These two are looking good in the middle. 36/1
  • 5.5 Hales gets an inside edge to a back of a length delivery outside off. The ball rolls to square leg and they sneak a single.
  • 5.4 FOUR! Full and asking to be hit away. Hales leans into the drive and hits it past the cover area for a boundary.
  • 5.3 Richardson bowls a length delivery outside off, Hales defends it off the front foot.
  • 5.2 Hales rocks back and punches it to covers.
  • 5.1 Hales punches it off the back foot towards the cover region.
  • 4.6 Quick by Starc. He bangs it short and Bairstow tries to duck it away. It hits him on the chest and the ball rolls to the first slip fielder. Good aggressive ball to end the over with. 29/1
  • 4.5 FOUR! Third one of the over. Starc follows it up bowling it full outside off, Bairstow leans into the drive and gets it past the right of the cover fielder for a boundary.
  • 4.4 FOUR! You saw one earlier by Hales in the over and this time Bairstow makes full use of the short ball. He hangs back and punches it through covers for registering second boundary of the over. Good sensible batting by the English Men.
  • 4.3 Starc bangs it short, Hales pulls it towards deep square leg for a single. Tye does not manage to stop it cleanly in the first attempt but it does not cost anything to his side.
  • 4.2 Hales defends the short delivery off the back foot.
  • 4.1 FOUR! What a shot by Hales. Starc bowls a back of length delivery outside off, Hales rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. He had some timing behind that shot.
  • 3.6 Bairstow opens the face of the bat and runs it to the point region. 16/1
  • 3.5 Bairstow drives the full delivery straight back to the bowler.
  • 3.4 Bairstow defends the back of a length delivery off the back foot.
  • 3.3 Richardson bowls a length delivery outside off, Hales drives it through covers and quickly calls his partner for a single. Good running by the duo.
  • 3.2 Hales does well to come in the line of the ball and defend it from within the crease.
  • 3.1 Hales defends it off the front foot showing the full face of the bat.
  • 2.6 Bairstow drives the full delivery outside off to the cover area. 15/1
  • 2.5 Hales does well to defend a yorker in line of stumps. A good comeback delivery by Starc.
  • 2.4 FOUR! If you bowl deliveries like these, Hales would not miss on those. Starc bowls a low full toss wide outside off, Hales drives it to the right of the point region for another boundary.
  • 2.3 Hales defends it off the back foot from within the crease.
  • 2.2 FOUR! Starc bangs it short and Hales was quickly onto it. He rocks back and pulls it over the mid-wicket area for his first boundary. That sounded sweet off the bat.
  • 2.1 Hales punches it off the back foot to the cover area.
  • 1.6 Richardson bowls it full outside off, Bairstow leans into the drive to the mid off region. 6/1
  • 1.5 Bairstow hits it straight to mid off.
  • 1.4 Ohh that was close. Richardson bowls a length delivery on the stumps, Bairstow looks to punch it without moving his feet but he manages to find the bottom edge of the bat and the ball rolls past the off stump towards the keeper. That could have easily hit the timber.
  • 1.3 FOUR! Good shot to open his account. Richardson bowls a length delivery outside off, Bairstow leans into the drive and gets it past the left of the mid off fielder for a boundary.
  • 1.2 Bowls a back of a length delivery on the legs, Bairstow clips it to mid-wicket.
  • 1.1 Richardson starts by bowling it full outside off, Bairstow lets it go to the keeper's hands.
  • Jhye Richardson will bowl with the second new ball.
  • 0.6 Hales lets the full delivery outside off to the keeper. A good start for the Men in Yellow. 2/1
  • 0.5 Alex Hales is welcomed by an inswinging yorker. He does well to defend that one away.
  • Alex Hales comes in at no.3.
  • 0.4 OUT! Just the start the home side would have wanted. Jason Roy, after a match-winning knock in the first match makes his way back to the hut. Starc pitches it full on the legs, Roy tries to flick it away but only manages to give a straightforward catch to Finch at short mid-wicket.
  • 0.3 Roy defends the ball with the straight bat off the front foot.
  • 0.2 Starc drags it down the leg, Roy opens his account by clipping it to fine leg for a brace.
  • 0.1 Good first up delivery to start with. Starc comes over the wicket and lands it right on the good length spot outside off stump, Jason shoulders to arms it.
  • The umpires are out in the middle. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will open the innings for the visitors. Mitchell Starc will have the first new ball to start the proceedings. Will it be another easy run chase for the English Men or will the Men in Yellow come up with something extraordinary to defend the below par score?



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 3607 120
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114