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England v Australia - Champions Trophy LIVE!


by Charles Reynoldson Jun 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM


    • England won toss and chose to bat first
    • England end innings on 269/6 (Ian Bell top scored with 91)
    • Australia needed 270 to win they finished on 221/9
    • Swann and Finn out for England, Clarke missing for Australia

    ENGLANDCook, Bell, Trott, Root, Morgan, Bopara, Buttler, Bresnan, Broad, Tredwell, Anderson

    AUSTRALIAWarner, Watson, Hughes, Bailey, Voges, Marsh, Wade, Faulkner, Johnson, Starc, McKay

    6/8/2013 9:35:44 AM
  • 1st over - England 5/0 (Cook 5, Bell 0)
    Good start for England, Cook picking up a boundary with a deft flick off his pads. Mitchell Starc going for five from his first over. Fellow Mitchell (Johnson) will start off from the opposite end.
    6/8/2013 9:37:15 AM
  • 2nd over - England 6/0 (Cook 6, Bell 0)
    So in the face of a few ironic cheers from the crowd when his name was announced, Mitchell Johnson bowls a very creditable first over with just a single coming from it.
    6/8/2013 9:41:37 AM
  • 3rd over - England 16/0 (Cook 11, Bell 4)
    Drama here, Bell really should be run out but Australia completely bungle the chance. Meanwhile Starc overstepped so England get a free hit. Cook attempts to strike it back over the bowler's head for six but he doesn't get hold of it and they just run two. Bell ends the over in style, driving through the offside for his first boundary.
    6/8/2013 9:46:12 AM
  • 4th over - England 20/0 (Cook 14, Bell 5)
    This has been some good early stuff from Mitchell Johnson - he bowls a real snorter at Bell which bounces up around his throat and the England man does well not to fend it to the slips. Four from the over.
    6/8/2013 9:51:54 AM
  • 5th over - England 27/0 (Cook 14, Bell 11)
    Clint McKay comes into the attack and he starts with a fairly hideous wide. Bell is watchful to start with but then cuts loose towards the end of the over, hitting over the top for a couple then more along the ground for four next ball. However he gets a bit of luck last ball, edging a drive but it doesn't carry to Phillip Hughes at second slip.
    6/8/2013 9:56:07 AM
  • 6th over - England 30/0 (Cook 16, Bell 11)
    Mitchell Johnson has been the pick of Australia's bowlers so far, England can only take three from the over. It hasn't all been great for Mitchell though, there is some serious discussion going on about his new haircut and not much of it is complementary.
    6/8/2013 10:03:14 AM
  • 7th over - England 36/0 (Cook 21, Bell 12)
    McKay continues and he gives Cook a delivery that's just floated outside off stump and positively pleading to be driven through the covers. Cook obliges and picks up an easy boundary. Six from the over.
    6/8/2013 10:05:06 AM
  • 8th over - England 42/0 (Cook 26, Bell 12)
    Johnson definitely troubling Bell more than Cook at the moment. England's skipper picks up another boundary punching a drive through the covers. Bell gets slightly rattled by a short ball but it's Johnson's most expensive over and England pick up nine.
    6/8/2013 10:09:22 AM
  • 2nd over - Australia 5/0 (Warner 2, Watson 3)
    Watchful start from Australia, perhaps mindful of the importance of preserving the wickets of these two dangerous batsmen.
    6/8/2013 2:03:55 PM
  • Shane Warne was fairly clear over the lunch break about what Australia should do:
    Just go out and smash it...

    6/8/2013 2:04:52 PM
  • 3rd over - Australia 9/0 (Warner 3, Watson 5)
    England managing to keep in control of Australia's innings so far and there's a strangled LBW appeal off the last ball, but it was clearly pitching outside leg and the umpire is rightfully not interested.
    6/8/2013 2:06:17 PM
  • 4th over - Australia 15/0 (Warner 8, Watson 6)
    First boundary for Australia and David Warner with a fantastically timed tuck off his pads past square leg and away for four. 
    6/8/2013 2:11:30 PM
  • 5th over - Australia 17/0 (Warner 9, Watson 7)
    A great over from James Anderson considering the ball is doing very little, he startles Warner with one that bounces up off the pitch but the left hander just about deals with it. Two from the over.
    6/8/2013 2:15:09 PM
  • WICKET! Warner c Buttler b Broad - 9
    What a catch, what a catch! Marvellous effort that from Jos Buttler. Warner cuts at one a little loosely outside off and gets a thick edge on it and England's keeper takes an excellent sprawling catch behind the stumps.
    6/8/2013 2:17:10 PM
  • WICKET! Watson c Cook b Bresnan - 24
    Breakthrough for England and they have removed both big dangermen at the top of the order. Watson originally thought to be out LBW but actually out caught at gully by Cook.
    6/8/2013 2:56:03 PM
  • 15th over - Australia 47/2 (Hughes 12, Bailey 0)
    This is excellent stuff from England, Bresnan bowls the second wicket maiden of the innings. He nearly has new man Bailey out twice in two balls, first LBW and then he plays and misses at one which just avoids the outside edge.
    6/8/2013 3:00:34 PM
  • 16th over - Australia 50/2 (Hughes 13, Bailey 2)
    Another good over from Tredwell and new man in George Bailey looks far from assured here. Three from the over brings up the Australian 50, but they are in a spot of bother here you feel.

    6/8/2013 3:03:06 PM
  • DRINKS 17th over - Australia 53/2 (Hughes 14, Bailey 3)
    George Bailey's unassured start continues, he's lucky not to get more on a mis-timed pull shot which lands safely in front of an onrushing fielder. Just three from the over.
    6/8/2013 3:07:40 PM
  • 18th over - Australia 56/2 (Hughes 16, Bailey 4)
    Tredwell continues and is that a missed stumping? It's hard to tell, but anyway Buttler doesn't cling on. Just three from the over and Tredwell has bowled four four just eight runs.

    6/8/2013 3:14:32 PM
  • 19th over - Australia 60/2 (Hughes 17, Bailey 7)
    Bresnan continues from the Pavilion End and there's a hint of reverse-swing for him. Australia get four from the over but they can't quite break the shackles here.
    6/8/2013 3:15:52 PM

  • A despondent Watson trudges of 
    by Charles Reynoldson Jun 8, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    6/8/2013 3:16:38 PM
  • 20th over - Australia 63/2 (Hughes 19, Bailey 8)
    Root into the attack and it's a very creditable over from the youngster. He nearly gets the wicket of Hughes, the left-hander driving and chipping the ball up but it lands agonisingly short of Ian Bell.
    6/8/2013 3:18:35 PM
  • 23rd over - Australia 85/2 (Hughes 27, Bailey 22)
    Australia have decided to break the shackles here and they are targeting Bopara. Bailey nearly takes out the square leg umpire with a vicious pull for four and then Hughes launches one down the ground to the long on boundary for four more. 13 from the over.
    6/8/2013 3:28:32 PM
  • 24th over - Australia 90/2 (Hughes 29, Bailey 25)
    This is better from Australia, they rotate the strike well, picking up five singles from the over. Bailey might have started sketchily but he's looking much better now.
    6/8/2013 3:32:18 PM
  • 25th over - Australia 94/2 (Hughes 30, Bailey 27)
    Broad back into the attack after an expensive last over from Bopara and it's much better, only three from it.
    6/8/2013 3:36:50 PM
  • That's all from Edgbaston, join us again for England's next match when they take on Sri Lanka at The Oval.
    6/8/2013 6:07:08 PM
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