ENG 218/7 (44.0ov)
AUS 214 (47.0ov)

England beat Australia by 3 wickets

MOM: Moeen Ali

  • Right then, that's all from this match. Australia got outplayed today mainly due to their batting and would like to bounce back strong in the next match. England, on the other hand, would also want to get more clinical with their performance. We look forward to your company on 16th June at 1100 local (1000 GMT) for the second ODI in Cardiff. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!
  • Moeen Ali bags the Man of the Match award! Says that it's great to win the game and praises all the bowlers. On bowling inside the Powerplay, he replies that you need to understand the mindset of the batsmen. Adds that he concentrated on the line and mixed his pace. Admits it's tough to bowl to batters who sweep well but also feels that it hands him the opportunity to pick wickets. Says that he has one format to concentrate at the moment and is happy with the way things are going.
  • The English captain, Eoin Morgan is very pleased, especially with his bowlers and feels his spinners turned the game for them. Adds that it's great to see them doing well as a unit. Praises Moeen Ali for his bowling in the Powerplay. Admits that they took the lesson from the loss against Scotland. Feels that the big positive from today is that they were way off the mark with the bat but a couple of partnerships did it for them. On his batting, he replies that it's nice to get some momentum going. On Joe Root, Morgan says that he is a genius, very calm at the crease and is a huge part of their team and English cricket. Wants to improve more with the ball and on the batting front wants more partnerships from his batters.
  • The Aussie skipper, Tim Paine admits that it was always difficult to defend this total against England who bat really deep. Praises his bowlers for fighting hard. Further says that they lack international experience but have got good white-ball skills. Feels that England played out their spinners better than they played the English spinners. Adds that you win the games when your top 4-5 do the job and they faltered today. Lauds the batting effort of Glenn Maxwell and says that he was hitting the ball well in the nets. Again admits that defending 214 against the number one team was never going to be easy.
  • Australia lost this game largely due to their batting failure. You cannot fault their bowling at all. In fact, their bowlers should be praised for stretching the game this far and also giving a scare to the English team. Billy Stanlake impressed the most while the debutant, Michael Neser was also decent in his first outing. Overall, as mentioned above, it was a good bowling effort by the visitors but they didn't have enough runs on the board. Had it not been for the Maxwell-Agar partnership, they would not have even posted a score in excess of 150. Stay tuned for the presentation...
  • An easy win in the end for England! It was supposed to be a straightforward win for them but they chose the tougher route. Their chase started on a wrong note as they lost their top three wickets quite cheaply. Then, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan combined to raise a 115-run stand which almost put the chase to bed. Although Australia tried to claw their way back by forcing a mini-collapse post that partnership, Moeen Ali and David Willey made sure that the hosts didn't lose their way and cross the line safely. A special mention for Willey, who finally showed his worth with the willow and got his best ODI score.
  • 43.6MNeser to DWilley

    SIX! Finishes it in style! Willey gets one in his half, right in the slot for him and he hoists it straight over the bowler's head for a maximum. ENGLAND WIN BY 3 WICKETS!
  • 43.5MNeser to DWilley

    Full in length on off, Willey drives it down to mid off and scampers across to the other end. Stoinis scores a direct hit at the bowler's end, the ball ricochets and they collect an overthrow.
  • 43.4MNeser to DWilley

    Good length delivery on middle and off, Willey plays back from the crease, a bit uppish but not carrying to the bowler.
  • 43.3MNeser to LPlunkett

    Strides forward to a full ball and pushes it with an angled bat past the diving point fielder for a single.
  • 43.2MNeser to DWilley

    Yayyyy!!! The crowd cheers as England score a single. Willey has worked this one towards long leg.
  • 43.1MNeser to DWilley

    Back of a length delivery on off, Willey stands inside the crease and works it on the leg side. Finds mid-wicket.
  • 42.6KRichardson to LPlunkett

    Too full and on middle, Plunkett defends it back to end the over. A maiden. England crawling towards victory.
  • Mid off drops back.
  • 42.5KRichardson to LPlunkett

    Action replay of the previous delivery. Plunkett is in no hurry to finish it.
  • 42.4KRichardson to LPlunkett

    Wicket to wicket line by Richo, a textbook forward defense by Plunkett.
  • 42.3KRichardson to LPlunkett

    This one is angled into the batsman, on a fuller length, Liam pushes it back from the inner half of his bat.
  • 42.2KRichardson to LPlunkett

    Serves it full and on off, it's driven off the front foot but straight to short cover.
  • 42.1KRichardson to LPlunkett

    Length delivery on middle, Plunkett shapes up to work it on the leg side but fails to close the face of the bat in time. Ends up playing it down in front of the bowler.
  • 41.6ATye to DWilley

    Spears in a fuller length ball on middle, David gets forward and pushes it to mid on.
  • 41.5ATye to DWilley

    On a length and outside off, played down from the crease to point.
  • 41.4ATye to DWilley

    Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 41.3ATye to DWilley

    Forces a full ball down the ground but finds mid off.
  • 41.2ATye to DWilley

    Play and a miss! Short in length and wide outside off, Willey tries to pull it across the line but misses. He got out attempting a similar short in the game against Scotland. Needs to be careful.
  • 41.1ATye to LPlunkett

    Fullish and angling away from the batsman, Liam drives it through covers to take a single.
  • 40.6MNeser to DWilley

    FOUR! Not the first time David has hit a boundary in that region. Really loves playing square of the wicket on the off side. Remains on the back foot to this one and carves it through point. It races through and Tye in the deep fails to cut it off. 8 away now, England.
  • 40.5MNeser to LPlunkett

    Gets on the front foot and pushes it with firm hands to covers for one.
  • 40.4MNeser to DWilley

    Fullish and outside off, stroked firmly towards wide mid off for a single.
  • 40.3MNeser to DWilley

    A length ball on off, Willey stands back to defend it down.
  • 40.2MNeser to DWilley

    Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 40.1MNeser to DWilley

    Fuller in length around off, defended off the front foot.
  • Powerplay 3 time. 14 more needed with 3 wickets in hand. England's game to lose?
  • 39.6ATye to LPlunkett

    Angles in a length ball on middle and leg, Plunkett somehow defends it on the leg side.
  • 39.5ATye to LPlunkett

    Plunkett has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 39.4ATye to LPlunkett

    Lands this one full and around off, Liam drives it down the grounds but straight to mid off.
  • 39.3ATye to LPlunkett

    Beauty by Tye! He angles in a length ball around off, Plunkett gets forward to defend it but it moves away slightly to beat the outside edge. Was there some sound? It seems so but nothing on the Snicko.
  • 39.2ATye to LPlunkett

    Takes the pace off the ball and bowls it around off, Liam pushes inside the line and misses. It doesn't carry to the keeper.
  • 39.1ATye to LPlunkett

    Too full in length around off, Plunkett digs it out to covers.
  • 38.6MNeser to DWilley

    FOUR! What a shot! 200 up for England, 14 away from going 1-0 up in the 5-match series. Short in length and wide outside off, Willey latches onto the room and powers it over mid off for a boundary.
  • 38.5MNeser to DWilley

    On a length and outside off, Willey plays it down from the crease to point.
  • Liam Plunkett walks in next.
  • 38.4MNeser to MAli

    OUT! Moeen gets a bit too greedy and tries to finish the game quickly. Attempts to pull this short one into the stand at mid-wicket but fails to get enough power behind it. D'Arcy Short (sub) near the fence judges the skier to perfection. 18 needed off 69 balls! Is there any twist in the tale?
  • 38.3MNeser to MAli

    Takes the pace off the delivery, on a length around off, Moeen taps it down to the off side and crosses.
  • 38.2MNeser to MAli

    FOUR! Shotttt! A little too full from Neser, it's around off and Moeen pumps it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
  • 38.1MNeser to MAli

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