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England v Australia - Champions Trophy LIVE!

 BY CHARLES REYNOLDS

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


  • MATCH IN BRIEF:

    • ENGLAND WIN BY 48 RUNS
    • 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

    Teams:
    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
  • 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
  • WICKET! Hughes LBW Root - 30
    Root's made the breakthrough for England, he takes advantage of the pressure that England had built to trap a frustrated Hughes in front of leg stump.
    6/8/2013 3:37:09 PM
  • 26th over - Australia 96/3 (Bailey 28, Voges 1)
    Root gets the wicket that England wanted and breaks up what was turning into a good partnership. England back on top you would say.
    6/8/2013 3:41:07 PM
  • 27th over - Australia 99/3 (Bailey 30, Voges 2)
    More good stuff from Broad, Australia can only take three from the over and they are struggling to deal with the swing that Broad is getting.
    6/8/2013 3:44:23 PM
  • 29th over - Australia 105/3 (Bailey 33, Voges 5)
    The hundred might be up for Australia, but there by no means out of trouble here, Anderson replaces Broad and shows a similar ability to swing the ball away from the Australian batsmen and Voges is lucky not to get anything on the last ball of the over as it whistles through to the keeper.
    6/8/2013 3:51:59 PM
  • 30th over - Australia 113/3 (Bailey 41, Voges 5)
    Tredwell back into the attack but Australia seem determined not to let him dominate them as he did in his last spell and they pick up 10 from the over including an excellent revese-sweep for four.
    6/8/2013 3:55:11 PM
  • James Anderson has snapped a stump in half. Unfortunately it's not how you'd expect it, he simply tipped a drive back to him onto the non-striker's stumps and bizarrely the stump it hit split in two.
    6/8/2013 3:57:04 PM
  • 32nd over - Australia 124/3 (Bailey 43, Voges 14)
    Tredwell might have been economical in his first four overs, but Australia are really targeting him now, they pick up eight from the over.
    6/8/2013 4:05:41 PM
  • WICKET! Voges b Bresnan - 15
    Bresnan makes further inroads into Australia's lineup, bowling Voges with one that had a flicker of inswing.
    6/8/2013 4:06:57 PM
  • 33rd over - Australia 127/4 (Bailey 45, Marsh 0)
    So Australia decide to take the batting powerplay early but it doesn't exactly work for them, Bresnan gets Voges and nearly coaxes an edge from Mitchell Marsh last ball of the over. England turn the screw again.
    6/8/2013 4:10:39 PM
  • 34th over - Australia 128/4 (Bailey 46, Marsh 0)
    Terrific over from Broad and Australia can only take one from it. Not really making the most of their powerplay here...
    6/8/2013 4:14:57 PM
  • DRINKS 35th over - Australia 134/4 (Bailey 47, Marsh 5)
    Marsh gets off the mark with a pull away for four but Australia are in trouble at drinks.
    6/8/2013 4:19:38 PM
  • WICKET! Marsh c Morgan b Anderson - 5
    England strike straight away after the break and it's Anderson who gets Marsh edging to point.
    6/8/2013 4:25:27 PM
  • WICKET! Wade c Buttler b Anderson - 0
    Anderson gets two in the over! Wade nicks one through to Buttler - the umpires just check to see if it carried. It did and Wade has to go.
    6/8/2013 4:27:16 PM
  • 36th over - Australia 136/6 (Bailey 48, Faulkner 0)
    Superb over from Anderson he gets two wickets and sinks Australia. There's surely no way back for them now.
    6/8/2013 4:32:06 PM
  • 50 for George Bailey
    6/8/2013 4:32:17 PM
  • 38th over - Australia 148/6 (Bailey 53, Faulkner 6)
    Tredwell returns from the City End and it would have been a decent over but for some rather sloppy cricket from England that sees them concede four overthrows. Luckily for England it doesn't look like really costing them.
    6/8/2013 4:40:26 PM
  • 39th over - Australia 151/6 (Bailey 55, Faulkner 7)
    Ravi's back and it's a solid over, Australia get only three from it and they are going to have to go for it soon.
    6/8/2013 4:44:55 PM
  • WICKET! Bailey c Root b Tredwell - 55
    Bailey tries to hit out but is caught at long on by Root. That is surely that for Australia.
    6/8/2013 4:46:01 PM
  • REVIEW! Has Mitchell Johnson been run out without facing a ball? It goes to the third umpire.
    6/8/2013 4:47:12 PM
  • NOT OUT. Well Mitchell Johnson's a lucky boy there. His bat was clearly raised as it went over the line but somehow the third umpire has given him a reprieve. It was an excellent piece of keeping from Buttler.
    6/8/2013 4:51:48 PM
  • 41st over - Australia 163/7 (Faulkner 12, Johnson 6)
    Bopara continues and even he is getting the ball to reverse swing here although Australia do manage to take nine runs from the over. 
    6/8/2013 4:59:19 PM
  • 42nd over - Australia 173/7 (Faulkner 21, Johnson 7)
    Faulkner is giving it a bit of a whack here, he clubs Tredwell for six into the leg side with an excellent slog sweep and Australia take 10 from the over.
    6/8/2013 5:01:27 PM
  • WICKET! Johnson c Morgan b Bopara - 8
    Ravi's got a wicket! Johnson hitting one straight to Morgan in the deep.
    6/8/2013 5:04:14 PM
  • 44th over - Australia 184/8 (Faulkner 27, Starc 4)
    Tredwell bowls out his tenth over and he's been excellent for England today. He may have only picked up one wicket but the pressure he created led to several more.
    6/8/2013 5:12:16 PM
  • WICKET! Starc b Anderson - 5
    That's a beauty from Jimmy Anderson, he produces an inswinger that clears out Mitchell Starc
    6/8/2013 5:14:56 PM
  • 46th over - Australia 194/9 (Faulkner 33, McKay 3)
    So England are just one wicket away from an excellent win here and continue to threaten with the reverse-swinging ball. Surely just a matter of time now.
    6/8/2013 5:23:52 PM
  • 47th over - Australia 196/9 (Faulkner 34, McKay 4)
    So Anderson has bowled out his 10 overs, with an impressive 3/29. He is now England's leading ODI wicket taker. 
    6/8/2013 5:27:44 PM
  • 48th over - Australia 199/9 (Faulkner 36, McKay 5)
    Bresnan replaces Broad from the City End and he can't finish off this last pair who pick up two from the over. Just two overs left now.
    6/8/2013 5:33:13 PM
  • 49th over - Australia 208/9 (Faulkner 43, McKay 6)
    200 up for Australia but they are not going to win this match, they need 64 from the last over.
    6/8/2013 5:36:34 PM
  • 50 for James Faulkner
    6/8/2013 5:36:42 PM
  • Australia finish on 221/9

    ENGLAND WIN BY 48 RUNS
    6/8/2013 5:44:08 PM
  • IAN BELL NAMED MAN OF THE MATCH FOR HIS 91
    6/8/2013 5:45:52 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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