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ENG VS AUS Cricket Commentary

Super 12 - Match 2630-Oct-2021

125/1020.0 oversRun rate: 6.25
VS
126/211.4 oversRun rate: 10.8
England beat Australia by 8 wickets
England First innings
Jonny Bairstow16 | 11)*
Jos Buttler(71 | 32)
Ashton Agar2.4|0|15|1
111.411.4: Ashton Agar to Jonny Bairstow, Loopy ball, on off. Jonny Bairstow steers it to deep backward point for a single. ENGLAND WIN BY 8 WICKETS! 
111.311.3: Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, On off, guided to short third man for a single. 
111.211.2: Ashton Agar to Jonny Bairstow, A low full toss on the pads, Jonny Bairstow works it to deep backward square leg for one. 
011.111.1: Ashton Agar to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR BYES! It has been that kind of a day for Australia! Floats it up, outside off. Jonny Bairstow looks to sweep but misses. Beats everyone and the ball races away to the third man fence. 
11 Overs | Runs : 123/2 | Run rate : 11.18
110.610.6: Adam Zampa to Jonny Bairstow, Full and quick, on off. Jonny Bairstow clears his front leg and slogs it to wide of deep mid-wicket for a single. 
010.510.5: Adam Zampa to Jonny Bairstow, Quicker ball, on off. Bairstow taps it on the off side.
610.410.4: Adam Zampa to Jonny Bairstow, SIX! Oh boy! England supporters in the crowds are having a catching practice. Englishmen are hitting sixes for fun now. Loopy ball on middle, Jonny Bairstow gets on one knee and slog-sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for another biggie. Sheer brutality! 
610.310.3: Adam Zampa to Jonny Bairstow, SIX! Jonny Bairstow can hit big ones too! He is not going to sit quietly. Zampa goes full again, outside off. Bairstow pummels it over long on for a maximum. 
110.210.2: Adam Zampa to Jos Buttler, Full and on leg, Buttler steps out and nudges it to long on for one.
610.110.1: Adam Zampa to Jos Buttler, SIX! Clobbered! There's no stopping Buttler! Zampa tosses it up, on middle. Jos Buttler advances down the track and sends the ball sailing over long on for a biggie. Exhibition of top class batting! 
10 Overs | Runs : 99/2 | Run rate : 9.9
19.69.6: Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, Single to end the over. Loopy ball, around off. Jos Buttler pushes it past covers for one.
19.59.5: Ashton Agar to Jonny Bairstow, Fired on the stumps. Jonny Bairstow works it past mid-wicket for one.
09.49.4: Ashton Agar to Jonny Bairstow, Darted on off. Jonny Bairstow pushes it to cover.
09.39.3: Ashton Agar to Jonny Bairstow, Dot ball as this is pushed to mid off.
09.29.2: Ashton Agar to Jonny Bairstow, Fired on the pads. Jonny Bairstow misses his paddle and gets hit on the pads.
09.19.1: Ashton Agar to Dawid Malan, OUT! TAKEN! But this is too little too late for the Aussies! Flatter ball, on off. Malan goes for the drive but gets the outside edge. Wade takes it behind the sticks. A wicket against the run of play and Dawid Malan walks back to the pavilion as a frustrated man. 
9 Overs | Runs : 97/2 | Run rate : 10.78
48.68.6: Adam Zampa to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Excellent execution! A low full toss, on middle. Jos Buttler nails the reverse sweep and sends the ball racing to the point fence.
28.58.5: Adam Zampa to Jos Buttler, Buttler dances down the track so Zampa tosses this wide outside off. Hit wide of long off. Warner gets there and dives to stop it. Two taken.
18.48.4: Adam Zampa to Dawid Malan, Loopy ball, on off. Malan chips it to long off for one.
18.38.3: Adam Zampa to Jos Buttler, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away but the man at point dives and stops the ball. A single taken.
68.28.2: Adam Zampa to Jos Buttler, SIX! Hammered! What a way to get to his fifty! Tossed up, outside off. Buttler dances down the track and hammers it way, way over the bowler's head for a maximum.
18.18.1: Adam Zampa to Dawid Malan, Loopy ball, on off. Pushed to long off for one.
8 Overs | Runs : 82/1 | Run rate : 10.25
47.67.6: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, FOUR! This is brilliant batting from Buttler! A short ball, on middle. Jos Buttler pulls it to mid-wicket and fetches a boundary. 44 needed in 72 balls now. 
47.57.5: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Freebie and that has been dispatched! A friendly full toss, on off. Jos Buttler smashes it to long off for a boundary. 
17.47.4: Mitchell Starc to Dawid Malan, Full and on the pads, flicked to the fine leg region for a single. 
47.37.3: Mitchell Starc to Dawid Malan, FOUR! Malan gets his first boundary! A length ball, outside off. Malan gets on top of the bounce and cuts it through point for a boundary. 
07.27.2: Mitchell Starc to Dawid Malan, Excellent delivery! Starc steams in and nails his yorker, on middle. Malan does well to get his bat down in time. A perfect toe-crusher! 
17.17.1: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, Slower length ball, on off. Buttler turns it to deep square leg for a single.
7 Overs | Runs : 68/1 | Run rate : 9.71
16.66.6: Adam Zampa to Jos Buttler, Again uses his feet. A flatter ball, on off. Buttler pushes it to covers for a single. 58 needed in 78 balls.
06.56.5: Adam Zampa to Jos Buttler, This was full and on middle. Jos Buttler dances down the track and hits it to the right of the bowler.
16.46.4: Adam Zampa to Dawid Malan, Short ball, on off. Malan punches it to mid off for a single and he gets off the mark.
06.36.3: Adam Zampa to Dawid Malan, Googly now, full on middle. Blocked out.
06.26.2: Adam Zampa to Jason Roy, OUT! LBW! Zampa comes into the attack and gets the breakthrough straightaway. Another flatter ball, on middle, this was much quicker than the previous ball. Roy tries to reverse hit again but misses and gets hit on the pads. They appeal but the umpire is not interested. Finch goes for the review. UltraEdge shows no bat. Ball Tracker shows three reds and it turns out to be an excellent review from Australia. 
06.16.1: Adam Zampa to Jason Roy, A flatter ball, on middle. Roy reverse-sweeps it but straight to backward point. 
6 Overs | Runs : 66/0 | Run rate : 11
15.75.6: Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy, 18 coming of this over! A length ball, on middle. Roy looks to pull but mistimes it and the ball rolls to the leg side. A single. At the end of the Powerplay, England are 66/0. 
35.65.5: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, Making most of the Powerplay! A full ball, outside off. Buttler hits it up and over covers. The sweeper cover runs across, dives and saves a single for his team. 
05.55.5: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, WIDE! Short and down the leg side. Jos Buttler misses his pull. A mild appeal follows for caught behind. 
05.45.4: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, Yorker now, on middle. Buttler jams it out to point. 
65.35.3: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, SIX! Making batting look so easy! A length ball, on middle. Jos Buttler gets inside the line of the ball and muscles it over long on for a maximum. Just a flick of the wrists.
65.25.2: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, SIX! That's gone into the top tier! A full ball, on middle. Jos Buttler clears his front leg and thumps it over long on for a biggie. 
15.15.1: Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy, Quick single again! A length ball, on off. Roy dabs it to backward point and takes a single. 
5 Overs | Runs : 48/0 | Run rate : 9.6
44.64.6: Josh Hazlewood to Jos Buttler, FOUR! One bounce and into the fence! Short in length, on middle, was a slower ball. Jos Buttler uses the pace and powers it to mid-wicket for a boundary. England motoring along nicely. 
24.54.5: Josh Hazlewood to Jos Buttler, Good running between the wickets! A length ball, on middle. Jos Buttler gets low and pulls it to deep backward square leg for a brace. 
14.44.4: Josh Hazlewood to Jason Roy, Quick single! Around off. Roy taps it in front of point and takes off for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but his throw is a bit widish. 
34.34.3: Josh Hazlewood to Jos Buttler, Three taken! Hazlewood nails his yorker, on middle. Buttler squeezes it out through covers. The ball does not have legs to run away and hence, just three runs. 
14.24.2: Josh Hazlewood to Jason Roy, On a length, on middle. Roy pushes it softly to mid on and takes a single.
04.14.1: Josh Hazlewood to Jason Roy, A length ball, on off. Defended to covers.
4 Overs | Runs : 37/0 | Run rate : 9.25
03.73.6: Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, Flatter and quicker on leg. Buttler taps it to point. Another good over for England. 10 runs from it. 
63.63.5: Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, SIX! Sweetly struck! Tosses it up, on middle. Jos Buttler dances down the track and hammers this one over long off. A huge 91-meter maximum. 
13.53.4: Ashton Agar to Jason Roy, Slower through the air, on middle. Jason Roy lifts it to long off for a run.
13.43.3: Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, Full and on the pads, Buttler advances down the track and pushes it to mid off. A single. 
03.33.2: Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, Loopy ball, on off. Buttler punches it towards covers. 
03.23.2: Ashton Agar to Jos Buttler, WIDE! Full and down the leg side. Buttler looks to work it to fine leg but misses. Wide given. 
13.13.1: Ashton Agar to Jason Roy, Floats it up, on middle and leg. Roy steers it to extra cover for a single.
3 Overs | Runs : 27/0 | Run rate : 9
12.82.6: Pat Cummins to Jason Roy, Full and around off, Roy jams it out to mid on. He retains the strike by picking up a single. A good over for England. 14 runs coming from it. 
22.72.5: Pat Cummins to Jason Roy, Slower delivery, on off. Roy nudges it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
02.62.4: Pat Cummins to Jason Roy, Fuller in length, outside off. Roy makes room for himself and reaches out for it. Only manages to bunt it back into the pitch. 
62.52.3: Pat Cummins to Jason Roy, SIX! CRUNCHED! What a hit that is! Fuller and angled into the batter, Jason Roy dances down the track and smokes it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 
02.42.2: Pat Cummins to Jason Roy, Short ball, on middle. Jason Roy goes for the pull shot but misses. 
32.32.2: Pat Cummins to Jos Buttler, NO BALL! Length ball, on off. Jos Buttler moves into the line of the ball and clips it to deep mid-wicket for three runs. Pat Cummins has overstepped and will have to reload that one again. Free Hit to follow...
02.22.1: Pat Cummins to Jos Buttler, Good-length ball, on middle, at 140 kph. Jos Buttler works it to mid on. 
02.12.1: Pat Cummins to Jos Buttler, WIDE! Length ball, down leg. Buttler misses his flick. Wided. 
2 Overs | Runs : 14/0 | Run rate : 7
01.61.6: Josh Hazlewood to Jos Buttler, Good-length ball, on middle and leg. Jos Buttler shuffles across and tries to paddle scoop but misses. Matthew Wade fails to collect the ball cleanly and allows the batters to take a bye. 
11.51.5: Josh Hazlewood to Jason Roy, Good-length ball, on off. Roy makes room and guides it to third man for a run.
01.41.4: Josh Hazlewood to Jason Roy, Back of a length, on middle, shaping in. Jason Roy looks to tuck it on the leg side but misses. He gets hit on thigh pad.
11.31.3: Josh Hazlewood to Jos Buttler, Good-length ball, at 144 kph, coming back in. Jos Buttler gets cramped for room and nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 
11.21.2: Josh Hazlewood to Jason Roy, On middle, tucked to fine leg for a single. 
41.11.1: Josh Hazlewood to Jason Roy, FOUR! Jason Roy shows his class now! Short of a length, on middle. Jason Roy shimmies down the track and smacks it to long on. The ball races away to the boundary in a flash. Pressure on Josh Hazlewood straightaway! 
1 Overs | Runs : 5/0 | Run rate : 5
00.60.6: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, Fuller in length, swinging back in, on middle. Jos Buttler tries to smash it down the ground but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 5 runs from the opening over.
40.50.5: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Jos Buttler wasn't going to wait for long! Short of a length, outside off. Jos Buttler pounces on that one and pulls it towards long on for a boundary. 
00.40.4: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, On a good length, on off, at 147 kph. Jos Buttler taps it on the off side with soft hands. 
00.30.3: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, On a length, around off, at 144 clicks. Jos Buttler hops and taps it to point. 
10.20.2: Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy, England and Jason Roy are underway! Back of a length, on middle. Roy swivels and pulls it to deep square leg. He gets off the mark with a single.
00.10.1: Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy, Starc starts with a good-length ball, shaping back in, on middle, at 138 kph. Jason Roy knocks it back to the bowler. 
Australia First innings
Tymal Mills4|0|45|2
019.619.6: Tymal Mills to Mitchell Starc, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Short of a length, on middle. Mitchell Starc makes room for himself and looks to slash it over covers. He only manages to get an outside edge. Jos Buttler leans forward to take a good low catch. AUSTRALIA FINISH WITH 125!
619.519.5: Tymal Mills to Mitchell Starc, SIX! Smacked! Length ball, down the leg side. Starc pulls it way over the fine leg fence. They cross the 120-run mark now.
019.419.4: Tymal Mills to Adam Zampa, OUT! RUN OUT! Length ball, outside off. Zampa looks to paddle but gets no bat on it. The ball goes to the keeper and they look to sneak in a bye. The ball is thrown by Buttler to Mills, who takes the bails off and runs Zampa out.
019.319.3: Tymal Mills to Mitchell Starc, On a length, on off. Starc looks to pull but gets hit on the body. The ball rolls to the off side and they take a leg bye.
219.219.2: Tymal Mills to Mitchell Starc, Length ball, on off. Pulled to deep mid-wicket and they get back for the second.
419.119.1: Tymal Mills to Mitchell Starc, FOUR! Smacked! Length ball, on off. Starc smacks it to the long off fence.
19 Overs | Runs : 112/8 | Run rate : 5.89
018.618.6: Chris Jordan to Adam Zampa, Dot to end the spell. Full ball, on off. Zampa digs it to point. What a spell by Jordan. He ends with figures of 4-0-17-3!
018.518.5: Chris Jordan to Adam Zampa, A wide yorker now. Zampa backs away to drive but gets no bat on it.
118.418.4: Chris Jordan to Mitchell Starc, Short ball, on the pads. Starc pulls it to deep square leg for one.
118.318.3: Chris Jordan to Adam Zampa, Full ball, outside off. Zampa carves it past point for one. No hat-trick for Jordan.
018.218.2: Chris Jordan to Pat Cummins, OUT! BOWLED! Six, six and out for Pat Cummins! A yorker, on off. Cummins looks to block but gets the inside edge. The ball goes onto hit the stumps and Australia lose their 8th wicket. Chris Jordan is on a hat-trick now!
018.118.1: Chris Jordan to Aaron Finch, OUT! TAKEN! What a catch by Jonny Bairstow! Full ball, outside off. Finch clears his front leg and looks to go over long off. He does not middle it though. Jonny Bairstow runs in, dives and takes a really good low catch.
18 Overs | Runs : 110/7 | Run rate : 6.11
617.617.6: Tymal Mills to Pat Cummins, SIX! Oh, this is even bigger! Cummins is turning up the heat now! Length ball, on off. He heaves it deep over the square leg fence.
617.517.5: Tymal Mills to Pat Cummins, SIX! Smacked all the way! On a length, on off. Cummins sends the ball sailing over the long off fence. 100 up for the Aussies.
017.417.4: Tymal Mills to Ashton Agar, OUT! TAKEN! A really good catch and a handy knock by Agar comes to an end! Short ball, on off. He pulls it hard but the man at deep mid-wicket gets to his left and takes a very good catch. A good catch by Liam Livingstone and Ashton Agar is disappointed as he walks back to the hut.
117.317.3: Tymal Mills to Aaron Finch, Full ball, on off. Finch looks to heave it but gets the inside edge back on the pads. The ball drops dead on the pitch and they take one.
117.217.2: Tymal Mills to Ashton Agar, On a length, around off. Agar pushes it to point for one.
117.117.1: Tymal Mills to Aaron Finch, Full ball, on off. Finch heaves it to long on for one.
17 Overs | Runs : 95/5 | Run rate : 5.59
016.716.6: Chris Woakes to Ashton Agar, FOUR LEG BYES! NOT OUT! Full ball, on leg. Agar gets hit on the pads and the ball rolls to the fine leg fence. But Morgan reviews this one. No bat on it but it was pitching outside leg.
116.616.5: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Length ball, on off. Pushed to the leg side for one.
116.516.4: Chris Woakes to Ashton Agar, A full one, on the pads. Flicked to long on for one.
616.416.3: Chris Woakes to Ashton Agar, SIX! High and handsome! This is good hitting by Agar! Again, in the slot and Agar whips deep over the wide long on fence.
616.316.2: Chris Woakes to Ashton Agar, SIX! All the way! Slower again, on a length, on off. Agar hits it towards deep square leg. Moeen Ali settles under it but crosses the ropes while taking the catch. The ball pops out of his hands and goes over the ropes.
016.216.2: Chris Woakes to Ashton Agar, Slower ball, on a length, down the leg side. Agar misses the swipe. Wide called.
116.116.1: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Short ball, on off. Finch pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
16 Overs | Runs : 75/5 | Run rate : 4.69
115.615.6: Chris Jordan to Aaron Finch, Fuller in length, on off. Finch jams it out to point and retains the strike. 18 runs coming from the last two overs. 
415.515.5: Chris Jordan to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Aaron Finch holds the key for Australia at the moment. This was shortish, outside off. Aaron Finch stays deep in the crease and throws the kitchen sink at it. He slashes it towards deep backward point for a boundary. 
115.415.4: Chris Jordan to Ashton Agar, Short of a length, on middle. Ashton Agar moves on the leg side and slaps it towards covers. Eoin Morgan dives to his right and makes a half stop. Keeps it to a single. 
115.315.3: Chris Jordan to Aaron Finch, On a length, around off. Finch steers it to deep point for another single. England won't mind these singles at all! 
115.215.2: Chris Jordan to Ashton Agar, Short of a length, on off. Agar pulls it towards long on. Didn't get it from the middle of the bat. Only a single. 
015.115.1: Chris Jordan to Ashton Agar, Good-length ball, on middle. Agar defends it on the off side. 
15 Overs | Runs : 67/5 | Run rate : 4.47
014.614.6: Tymal Mills to Aaron Finch, Well bowled! A bouncer from Mills, on middle. Aaron Finch sways away from it. A good over nonetheless for Australia. 10 runs from the over. 
114.514.5: Tymal Mills to Ashton Agar, On the pads, Agar glances it to square leg. He rotates the strike by taking a single. 
114.414.4: Tymal Mills to Aaron Finch, Short of a length, on middle. Finch mistimes his pull towards wide of mid on. He crosses ends. 
014.314.3: Tymal Mills to Aaron Finch, Mills comes 'round the wicket now and bowls it on a good length, on off. Aaron Finch misses the cut. The ball zips past the outside edge. 
414.214.2: Tymal Mills to Aaron Finch, FOUR! One brings two for Aaron Finch! Another half-volley, outside off. Aaron Finch hangs back and creams it through the covers for another boundary. 
414.114.1: Tymal Mills to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Australia need more of these now! Fuller in length, on off. Aaron Finch lifts it straight over the bowler's head for a boundary. Tymal Mills knows it was not a good delivery and is not happy with himself. 
14 Overs | Runs : 57/5 | Run rate : 4.07
013.613.6: Liam Livingstone to Ashton Agar, Loopy ball, on off. Agar pushes it towards backward point. 
113.513.5: Liam Livingstone to Aaron Finch, On middle, clipped to mid-wicket for a single. 
113.413.4: Liam Livingstone to Ashton Agar, Aerial but safe! Floats it up, outside off. Ashton Agar slashes it over cover-point for one. 
113.313.3: Liam Livingstone to Aaron Finch, Tosses it up, outside off. Finch hangs back and cuts it past the diving point fielder for a single. 
113.213.2: Liam Livingstone to Ashton Agar, On middle, tucked on the leg side for a single. 
013.113.1: Liam Livingstone to Ashton Agar, Loopy ball, on middle, pushed to the bowler's left.
13 Overs | Runs : 53/5 | Run rate : 4.08
012.612.6: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, A dot to end! Slower through the air, on middle. Aaron Finch stays deep in the crease. He looks to work it on the leg side but inside-edges it onto the pads. A mild appeal for an lbw from Rashid but turned down.
112.512.5: Adil Rashid to Ashton Agar, A googly, outside off. Agar rocks back and cuts it towards covers for a run.
012.412.4: Adil Rashid to Ashton Agar, Outside off, Agar hangs back and cuts it to point.
012.312.3: Adil Rashid to Ashton Agar, Tosses it up beautifully, on middle. Agar puts a stride forward and blocks it watchfully. 
012.212.2: Adil Rashid to Ashton Agar, Floats it up, on middle, turning back in. Agar blocks it out. 
112.112.1: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Full and on middle, Finch tucks it to mid-wicket for a single. 
12 Overs | Runs : 51/5 | Run rate : 4.25
011.611.6: Liam Livingstone to Ashton Agar, Loopy ball, outside off. Agar defends it on the off side.
011.511.5: Liam Livingstone to Ashton Agar, A full ball, outside off. Agar defends it out. 
011.411.4: Liam Livingstone to Matthew Wade, OUT! TAKEN! Australia slip further down. A tossed-up ball, full and on middle. Wade skips down and looks to go downtown but mistimes it to long on where Roy takes a simple catch. Half of the Australian team is back in the shed. England on top of their game today. 
011.311.3: Liam Livingstone to Matthew Wade, Lovely fielding from Morgan! A short ball, outside off. Wade slaps it to covers where Morgan does well to stop it. 
111.211.2: Liam Livingstone to Aaron Finch, Another single as Finch tucks this full ball to mid-wicket.
111.111.1: Liam Livingstone to Matthew Wade, Flatter and on middle. Wade flicks it to the square leg region for a single.
11 Overs | Runs : 49/4 | Run rate : 4.45
010.710.6: Tymal Mills to Aaron Finch, On a length, on off. Finch hits it to mid off. 8 coming of this over.
010.610.6: Tymal Mills to Aaron Finch, WIDE! A slower ball but down the leg side. Left alone. 
110.510.5: Tymal Mills to Matthew Wade, Another short ball, outside off. Wade dabs it to third man for a single. 
410.410.4: Tymal Mills to Matthew Wade, FOUR! Welcome boundary! A short ball from Mills, width on offer, outside off. Wade slashes it hard and the ball goes up and lands in front of the backward point fence. It is taken upstairs and the replays show that it landed just inside the ropes. Boundary.
010.310.3: Tymal Mills to Matthew Wade, There comes the slower ball from Mills, on a length, on middle. Wade watchfully defends it.
110.210.2: Tymal Mills to Aaron Finch, A full ball, on the pads. Finch flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. They think about the second but settles with a run.
110.110.1: Tymal Mills to Matthew Wade, A length ball, on off. Wade taps it to covers for a quick single.
10 Overs | Runs : 41/4 | Run rate : 4.1
19.69.6: Liam Livingstone to Matthew Wade, Single to end the over! A loopy ball, outside off. Wade skips down and knocks it to deep cover for a single. 
19.59.5: Liam Livingstone to Aaron Finch, Darted on the pads, nudged to the leg side for a single.
09.49.4: Liam Livingstone to Aaron Finch, Flatter again, on a length, on middle. Finch tucks it to the right of the bowler and Livingstone cuts it off. 
19.39.3: Liam Livingstone to Matthew Wade, A flatter ball, angling on middle. Wade punches off the back foot to sweeper cover for a single.
19.29.2: Liam Livingstone to Aaron Finch, Slightly short, on middle, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
09.19.1: Liam Livingstone to Aaron Finch, Full ball, on middle. Finch solidly blocks it out. 
9 Overs | Runs : 37/4 | Run rate : 4.11
18.68.6: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Tossed up, on off. Finch works it to deep covers and retains the strike. A much-needed partnership building for the Aussies.
08.58.5: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Appeal for LBW but not given! A full ball, angling down, on the pads. Finch looks to slog sweep it but misses and gets hit on the pads. Might be pitching outside leg. 
18.48.4: Adil Rashid to Matthew Wade, Googly now, full and on off. Wade reads it and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 
28.38.3: Adil Rashid to Matthew Wade, Short and on off. Wade slaps it to deep cover and collects a brace. 
08.28.2: Adil Rashid to Matthew Wade, Full and on middle. Wade reverse-sweeps it but finds backward point. 
18.18.1: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Catch it is the call but falls short of wide long off. A full ball, outside off. Finch lifts it towards wide long off for a single.
8 Overs | Runs : 32/4 | Run rate : 4
07.67.6: Liam Livingstone to Matthew Wade, Wade comes down the track so Liam Livingstone darts it on the pads. It is pushed to the left of the bowler but the big Liam Livingstone dives there and stops it. Just 5 from the over then.
17.57.5: Liam Livingstone to Aaron Finch, Darted on the pads. Finch works it past square leg for one.
07.47.4: Liam Livingstone to Aaron Finch, Shorter ball, around off. Finch punches it but the man at short cover dives and stops it.
27.37.3: Liam Livingstone to Aaron Finch, Short and wide outside off. Finch slaps it wide of sweeper cover. The batters sprint back for the second.
17.27.2: Liam Livingstone to Matthew Wade, Tossed up, on off. Wade pushes it to long on for one.
17.17.1: Liam Livingstone to Aaron Finch, Shorter ball, outside off. Finch cuts it past point for one.
7 Overs | Runs : 27/4 | Run rate : 3.86
06.66.6: Adil Rashid to Matthew Wade, Nicely tossed up, on off. Wade blocks it out.
46.56.5: Adil Rashid to Matthew Wade, FOUR! A much-needed boundary for the Aussies! Flatter ball, outside off. Wade rocks back to cut but gets the outside edge. The man at first slip dives but cannot stop it. The man at short third man has no chance too and the ball reaches the fence.
16.46.4: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Loopy ball, outside off. Finch drives it past covers for one.
16.36.3: Adil Rashid to Matthew Wade, Tossed up, outside off. Wade drives it to the right of long off. Roy cuts it off and keeps it to one.
06.26.2: Adil Rashid to Matthew Wade, Loopy ball, around off. Blocked out.
06.16.1: Adil Rashid to Marcus Stoinis, OUT! LBW! Name a better duo than Adil Rashid and his googly! It can get Kohli out. It can get Russell out and it gets Stoinis out here! This is a touch shorter and lands outside off. It turns back in sharply and Marcus Stoinis looks to cut. He gets pinged on the pads and the umpire takes no time in raising his finger. That looked dead straight and is not reviewed by Marcus Stoinis.
6 Overs | Runs : 21/4 | Run rate : 3.5
05.75.6: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Dot to end the Powerplay and the Englishmen are right on top of this game. Length ball, on off. Finch takes a step down the track and works it to mid on. Australia are reeling at 21 for 3.
05.65.5: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, A touch fuller, around off. Finch drives it nicely but straight towards mid on. Dot again.
05.55.4: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Right on the good length, outside off. Finch presses forward and drives it nicely to mid off.
05.45.3: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Fuller ball, around off. Finch looks to flick it but gets the leading edge to covers.
05.35.2: Chris Woakes to Marcus Stoinis, Length ball, on the pads. Stoinis looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls to square leg and a leg bye is taken.
05.25.2: Chris Woakes to Marcus Stoinis, Woakes slips this down the leg side. Stoinis misses the flick and it is called a wide.
05.15.1: Chris Woakes to Marcus Stoinis, Short of a length, around off. The big Marcus Stoinis blocks it out.
5 Overs | Runs : 19/3 | Run rate : 3.8
24.64.6: Chris Jordan to Aaron Finch, Drifting on the pads, on a length. Finch clips it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
04.54.5: Chris Jordan to Aaron Finch, Just short of a length, on the fourth stump. Finch pushes it to covers.
04.44.4: Chris Jordan to Aaron Finch, Again, on a length, just outside off. Finch is solid in his defence.
04.34.3: Chris Jordan to Aaron Finch, On a length, around off. Finch plays it with his bat and pads together. That brings out an appeal by Jordan for LBW but the umpire is unmoved.
24.24.2: Chris Jordan to Aaron Finch, Length ball, on the pads. Finch flicks it away past mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
04.14.1: Chris Jordan to Aaron Finch, NOT OUT! Umpire's call it is! On a length, lands on off and comes back in. Finch looks to block but gets hit on the pads. The appeal is made but the umpire is not convinced. But Morgan is not convinced with the umpire's decision and takes the review. No bat on that one and umpire's call on wickets hitting saves Finch.
4 Overs | Runs : 15/3 | Run rate : 3.75
03.63.6: Chris Woakes to Marcus Stoinis, Good-length outside off, shaping away from the batter, at 138 kph. Marcus Stoinis leaves it alone. Sensational stuff from Chris Woakes! A wicket and four runs from the over. 
03.53.5: Chris Woakes to Glenn Maxwell, OUT! LBW! Chris Woakes you beauty! Cannot keep him out of the game, can you? Good-length ball, slanting on middle and leg. Glenn Maxwell looks to slog but misses. He gets thudded on the front pad. Chris Woakes appeals for an LBW and the umpire raises his finger without any hesitation. Glenn Maxwell opts for a review after discussing with Aaron Finch. UltraEdge shows no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows three reds. Glenn Maxwell has to walk back to the pavilion. England right on top! 
23.43.4: Chris Woakes to Glenn Maxwell, On a length on off, Maxwell turns it through mid-wicket. He pushes hard for the second run and gets it comfortably. 
03.33.3: Chris Woakes to Glenn Maxwell, Good-length ball, on middle, at 141 clicks. Glenn Maxwell nudges it to mid on.
03.23.2: Chris Woakes to Glenn Maxwell, Short of a length, on off. Glenn Maxwell on his toes pushes it to mid on.
23.13.1: Chris Woakes to Glenn Maxwell, Fuller in length, on off, at 137 kph. Glenn Maxwell clips it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
3 Overs | Runs : 11/2 | Run rate : 3.67
12.62.6: Chris Jordan to Glenn Maxwell, Good-length ball, on middle. Glenn Maxwell works it to deep square leg for a single. 
02.52.5: Chris Jordan to Glenn Maxwell, On a length, around off. Maxwell blocks it out.
12.42.4: Chris Jordan to Aaron Finch, On a length, around off. Finch looks to block but gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls away and they cross over. It is given as runs, so maybe there was some bat on it.
12.32.3: Chris Jordan to Glenn Maxwell, Back of a length, around off. Maxwell flicks it away. Gets off the mark with a single.
02.22.2: Chris Jordan to Glenn Maxwell, Beaten! Nice swing there. Fuller ball, lands on off and shapes away. Maxwell looks to drive it down the ground but gets no bat on it.
02.12.1: Chris Jordan to Steven Smith, OUT! CAUGHT! Chris Jordan bags a wicket off his first ball! Short of a length, outside off. Steven Smith shuffles across and looks to pull it away. He gets it from the toe end of the bat though. The ball goes towards mid on. Chris Woakes backpedals, leaps and takes it with his right hand. He tumbles over as well but holds onto the catch. A super catch to end Steven Smith's innings. Australia have been put under the pump early! 
2 Overs | Runs : 8/2 | Run rate : 4
11.61.6: Chris Woakes to Steven Smith, Fuller in length, on middle and leg. Steven Smith opens his account by working it to backward square for one. Brilliant over from Chris Woakes. A wicket and 2 runs from it. 
01.51.5: Chris Woakes to Steven Smith, Half-hearted appeal for lbw, not given! Length delivery, angling in, on leg. Steven Smith shuffles across and looks to flick but misses. Gets hit on the pads and the ball goes on the leg side. The review is not taken. Maybe, it was heading down the leg side.
01.41.4: Chris Woakes to Steven Smith, Length ball, outside off with a hint of late away movement. Steven Smith shoulders arms to this one. 
01.31.3: Chris Woakes to Steven Smith, Good-length ball, around off. Steven Smith shuffles across and looks to defend. He misses and the ball zips past his outside edge. 
01.21.2: Chris Woakes to David Warner, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Chris Woakes draws first blood and it's the big fish, David Warner. Brilliant start for England. Woakes bowls it on a good length, on off. David Warner prods and looks to guide it towards the off side. The ball goes off the outside edge and carries through to the keeper. Jos Buttler behind the stumps makes no mistake. The corridor of uncertainty that Chris Woakes loves so much does the trick again. David Warner is livid with himself and has to walk back to the pavilion for a timid score. 
11.11.1: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Good-length ball, on off, at 121 kph. Aaron Finch tucks it to mid on for a single. 
1 Overs | Runs : 6/0 | Run rate : 6
10.60.6: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, A single to end the over! Rashid tosses it up, on middle. Finch tucks it to mid-wicket. 6 runs from the first over. A decent start for Australia. 
40.50.5: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, FOUR! First boundary off the innings! Flighted delivery, full and on leg. Aaron Finch clears his front leg and lifts it over mid off. The ball races away to the boundary. 
00.40.4: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Three dots in a row! Aaron Finch makes room for himself by moving to the leg side. Rashid bowls it flatter on leg. Finch cuts it off the back foot straight towards the cover-point fielder. 
00.30.3: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Tosses it up, outside off. Aaron Finch charges down the track and then offers his pads to it.
00.20.2: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, Floats it up, on off. Aaron Finch puts a stride forward and blocks it out. 
10.10.1: Adil Rashid to David Warner, Rashid starts with a tossed-up delivery, on middle. David Warner covers his stumps and pushes it back to the bowler. The ball goes through Adil Rashid's hands to mid on. A single taken. Australia and David Warner are underway.
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