Match Over - England won by 3 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Australia, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Kennington Oval, London
  • Referee: RS Madugalle
  • When: 13 Jun 2018, 14:00 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: MM Ali


  • Umpire1: RJ Bailey
  • Umpire2: HDPK Dharmasena
  • Third Umpire: M Erasmus



Overs: 44.0 / 50.0




Overs: 47.0 / 50.0


England win by three wickets with plenty of time to spare. It's been one of their less convincing chases and for a little while it appeared they may stumble as they did against Scotland. But David Willey played calmly, an ODI career-best for him, and Australia were left to rue their own poor batting display. Eoin Morgan and Joe Root played nicely, but England's win was set up by the performance of their spinners earlier in the day. We'll bring you the presentations shortly

Sudharshan: "Good innings from Willey when everyone was throwing their wickets."

Tim Paine "England's batting line is really deep, a hard side to bowl, but our bowlers did a terrific. Let down as a batting group. A lot of those guys have good white-ball skills. They played our spinners much better than we played theirs. We have a few wickets away. Our top four or five didn't get the job done. Maxi has been hitting the ball well in the nets and nice to see him translate that to the middle. Thought it was simple today, our top order didn't get the job done."

Eoin Morgan "Very pleased, particularly with the bowler, thought they did amazingly well. The spinners turned the momentum in our favour. They've been a great combination for us in the middle. Moeen had a few left handers to bowl at. He always gives you options, like Ben Stokes. He's had a great day. The Scotland game kicked us into touch and helped is hone our skills. The big positive from today is that we were way off the mark with our batting but managed to win the game. Was nice to bat with Joe and get the momentum going, but more important we won. We can improve again with the ball and with the bat building partnerships is crucial."

Man of the Match is Moeen Ali "The most important thing is we won and to bowl the way I bowled was fantastic. I back myself in the Powerplay, have bowled with the new ball recently and feel confident with it. You wanted to make the batters hit through the off side. You just try to hold your nerve."

We'll wrap things up there for today. England are 1-0 up and the series now moves to Cardiff on Saturday. We'll see you then but for now from Gnasher, Alan and Miller it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

43.6MG Neser to DJ Willey, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, good way to finish things! Full and straight, drills through the line it flies into the stands.
43.5MG Neser to DJ Willey, 2 runs, drives a length ball on the up to mid-off, there's a direct hit but Willey is safe and the ball rebounds away for an extra run.
43.4MG Neser to DJ Willey, No run, short of a length, almost pushes through the line a little early.
43.3MG Neser to LE Plunkett, 1 run, full at off stump, he plays forward and it slides off the outside edge to third man.
43.2MG Neser to DJ Willey, 1 run, tucked off the pads through square leg.
43.1MG Neser to DJ Willey, No run, short of a length, worked into midwicket.
End of over 43.  A maiden over! 208/7 after 258 balls.
LE Plunkett 2 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 9-1-49-1
DJ Willey 26 (36b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 1 runs this over. 208/7 after 252 balls.
DJ Willey 26 (36b 5x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 10-1-42-2
LE Plunkett 2 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

That's Tye done. Another good outing for him

Two balls left for Tye. Can he do a Stanlake? (Who is off the field, as it happens)

End of over 41. 6 runs this over. 207/7 after 246 balls.
DJ Willey 26 (31b 5x4 0x6 ) MG Neser 7-1-36-2
LE Plunkett 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Single figures needed for England

Rakesh: "After Morgan's wicket, it has really been senseless batting from the Englishmen. Bravado is needless when you can simply block, bat you way home walking your singles leisurely and close out the game professionally, rather than choose to display a "Attitude of needless aggression" and manage to lose a won game or struggle to win a won game dragging it back from the brink of a possible defeat."

End of over 40.  A maiden over! 201/7 after 240 balls.
LE Plunkett 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 9-1-41-2
DJ Willey 21 (26b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 8 runs this over. 201/7 after 234 balls.
DJ Willey 21 (26b 4x4 0x6 ) MG Neser 6-1-30-2
LE Plunkett 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ian: "Moeen Ali is a man of his word. I admire his self belief."

Say what you like about playing your way. Don't see how that is sensible, really. England still need 18. They won't to leave it Mark Wood

End of over 38. 6 runs this over. 193/6 after 228 balls.
DJ Willey 17 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 8-0-41-2
MM Ali 13 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Sunil Jain: "Centuriphobia- Fear of centuries. Symptoms- nervousness, panic, mental disintegration after crossing 50 runs. Prominent victim- Joe Root."

End of over 37. 5 runs this over. 187/6 after 222 balls.
DJ Willey 12 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) MG Neser 5-1-22-1
MM Ali 12 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more

dawolf: "Acrophobia: fear of heights, especially heights which aren't that big Fifty: peninta. Acropenintaphobia - fear of anything higher than 50....."

End of over 36. 10 runs this over. 182/6 after 216 balls.
MM Ali 12 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 8-0-49-1
DJ Willey 7 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Useful over for England

End of over 35. 5 runs this over. 172/6 after 210 balls.
DJ Willey 7 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 7-0-35-2
MM Ali 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 1 runs this over. 167/6 after 204 balls.
DJ Willey 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 7-0-39-1
MM Ali 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 2 runs this over. 166/6 after 198 balls.
DJ Willey 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 6-0-30-2
MM Ali 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Lion: "Flashbacks of Scotland match, England fans?"

Captain Underpa: "Is there a word for fear of anything over 50? Because Clearly Joe Root has it."

End of over 32. 1 runs this over. 164/6 after 192 balls.
DJ Willey 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 10-1-44-2
MM Ali 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

That's the end of Stanlake for today. He's done his bit to keep Australia in the match

So, Australia are into the bowlers. Three of them can bat. But there's pressure now. David Willey at No. 8

Big three balls coming up

End of over 31. 4 runs this over. 163/5 after 186 balls.
JC Buttler 9 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 5-0-28-2
JE Root 50 (66b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Rakesh: "With 57 required of 20 overs, England should be simply staying put at the wicket and score the next 40 runs in safe singles with pushes, nudges and glances rather than try silly heroic stuff and then do anything they like to score the next 7 runs" Not the way they play (but, yes, a good idea!)

End of over 30. 6 runs this over. 159/4 after 180 balls.
JE Root 50 (66b 4x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 9-1-43-1
JC Buttler 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

He'll want to see this through now

End of over 29. 4 runs this over. 153/4 after 173 balls.
EJG Morgan 69 (74b 11x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 4-0-24-1
JE Root 49 (64b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Australia need to go bang bang (and maybe bang again). Jos Buttler at No. 6. Slip in place and a short midwicket

End of over 28. 5 runs this over. 149/3 after 168 balls.
JE Root 46 (60b 4x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 8-1-37-1
EJG Morgan 69 (73b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Gopal Bhagavatu: "@Steve - Have you met my friend Kane Williamson?"

End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 144/3 after 162 balls.
JE Root 41 (54b 3x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 6-0-38-1
EJG Morgan 69 (73b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Steve: "Obviously Kohli is a freak, but Root must be pretty much the best of the rest in ODI cricket these days? In most innings he seems to end up with a 90 SR without ever taking a single risk"

End of over 26. 6 runs this over. 141/3 after 156 balls.
JE Root 39 (52b 3x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 5-0-28-0
EJG Morgan 68 (69b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Alan steven: "I've just checked out englands odi team of 2014.....cook, bell, ballance, morgan, root, bopara, buttler, jordan, Tredwell, anderson, harry gurney. A lot has changed!!" You could say that!

End of over 25. 11 runs this over. 135/3 after 150 balls.
JE Root 35 (49b 3x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 5-0-35-1
EJG Morgan 66 (66b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Alan steven: "I recall some talk earlier about dropping morgan. Really?!" It comes around every so often

End of over 24. 7 runs this over. 124/3 after 144 balls.
EJG Morgan 55 (61b 9x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 4-0-22-0
JE Root 35 (48b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 5 runs this over. 117/3 after 138 balls.
EJG Morgan 49 (57b 8x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 4-0-24-1
JE Root 34 (46b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 2 runs this over. 112/3 after 132 balls.
JE Root 34 (46b 3x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 7-1-32-1
EJG Morgan 44 (51b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 5 runs this over. 110/3 after 126 balls.
EJG Morgan 43 (47b 7x4 0x6 ) GJ Maxwell 2-0-9-0
JE Root 33 (44b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Time for Gnasher to take this one to a conclusion

End of over 20. 5 runs this over. 105/3 after 120 balls.
EJG Morgan 39 (43b 6x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 6-1-30-1
JE Root 32 (42b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 4 runs this over. 100/3 after 114 balls.
JE Root 31 (40b 3x4 0x6 ) GJ Maxwell 1-0-4-0
EJG Morgan 35 (39b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Maxwell didn't bowl at all in the warm-ups says Gnasher. I'm a bit baffled how he knows this, until he points out he means the actual warm-up matches at Hove and Lord's!

End of over 18. 6 runs this over. 96/3 after 108 balls.
JE Root 29 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 3-0-15-0
EJG Morgan 33 (35b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Abhi: "Tye is a fantastic T20 bowler.. But I'm not sure if he'll be good in ODIs. Take this scenario... England need around 4 an over.. They can take singles off Tye all day.. no need for Boundaries.. Aussies need an attacking option here."

End of over 17. 11 runs this over. 90/3 after 102 balls.
EJG Morgan 32 (34b 6x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 3-0-20-0
JE Root 24 (33b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Brian Clifford: "15.5 - Tim Paine dummied a stumping as the ball rolled away to short third man. That's not allowed under the new playing conditions? Brave New World etc etc" Interesting. I wonder if it was a reflex action from a well-honed old keeper

End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 79/3 after 96 balls.
JE Root 22 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 2-0-9-0
EJG Morgan 23 (30b 4x4 0x6 ) more

George: "Root has only gone 10 innings without a hundred (including this one). I have no idea what Benjo is on about." Fair cop, he made 102 in Dunedin. As you were!

End of over 15. 5 runs this over. 73/3 after 89 balls.
JE Root 18 (27b 2x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 2-0-8-0
EJG Morgan 21 (27b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Nisarg: "Scotland have scored 370+ runs in recent past and England were 3/38 against not settled Aussie team in England. Seriously I am in doubt about No. 1 ODI team " It's all Greek to me

End of over 14. 4 runs this over. 68/3 after 84 balls.
EJG Morgan 20 (26b 4x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 1-0-4-0
JE Root 15 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 64/3 after 78 balls.
EJG Morgan 16 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 1-0-3-0
JE Root 15 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Srinivasan: "5 down for 100 will make this game very interesting but for Aus to have any chance they need to remove both of them before 100. I still doubt because England has the real depth in their batting when compared to any current team in the world now. It will take/need really a breathtaking effort to restrict them to win this game. "

End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 61/3 after 72 balls.
JE Root 14 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 5-1-25-1
EJG Morgan 14 (15b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Benjo: "‪Incredible to think Root has gone 37 international innings across all formats without a century." Today would be an opportune day to amend that. Though you wonder if there are enough runs on the board

Hrishikesh: "Kane, Nesser and Tye is a threat to Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood, atleast by their Beards. All 3 should try not to visit any barbar shop any further to have a place in the XI."

Aleem: "This England team is full of hitters and team management does not know how to put a right order with this team. " Possibly true. Though they do hit deep!

End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 55/3 after 66 balls.
JE Root 13 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 3-0-19-1
EJG Morgan 9 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Sharma: "What's the chatter been like with the Aussies in the field?" Lots of "terrific shot, old fruit..." and "oh, that's a capital delivery!"

End of over 10. 5 runs this over. 48/3 after 60 balls.
EJG Morgan 8 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 4-1-19-1
JE Root 7 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more

That's the ten-over Powerplay done with... and here's Miller for a dash

"There was a bit of needless chatter earlier about Morgan being in the team coz he's captain," declares Soham Basak. "I'm telling you, he could well be the one to drag England out of the hole here."

End of over 9. 1 runs this over. 43/3 after 54 balls.
EJG Morgan 4 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) MG Neser 4-1-17-1
JE Root 6 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 42/3 after 48 balls.
EJG Morgan 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 2-0-12-1
JE Root 5 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Daniel: "OK everyone just needs to chill out! Roy is an explosive quality opener and averages similar to Hales, Morgan and Buttler. His presence in the team should never really be questioned. And how can people start questioning this current England's team's self belief? Such an overreaction after one embarrassing result against the Scots."

End of over 7. 6 runs this over. 38/2 after 42 balls.
JE Root 5 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) MG Neser 3-1-16-1
JM Bairstow 28 (21b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 32/2 after 36 balls.
JM Bairstow 27 (18b 6x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 1-0-8-0
JE Root 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Just the one slip in now

End of over 5. 1 runs this over. 24/2 after 30 balls.
JE Root 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 3-1-14-1
JM Bairstow 19 (12b 4x4 0x6 ) more

"Someone that suggests Burns as a white-ball opener obviously doesn't follow county cricket lol..." hoots Dez

End of over 4.  A maiden over! 23/2 after 24 balls.
JE Root 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) MG Neser 2-1-10-1
JM Bairstow 18 (9b 4x4 0x6 ) more

A wicket-maiden for Neser now. And in between, England have scored 23 off two overs

End of over 3. 13 runs this over. 23/1 after 18 balls.
JM Bairstow 18 (9b 4x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 2-1-13-1
AD Hales 5 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Scotland doing well against Pakistan, meanwhile," notes Chelsea. "Can they do something incredible (again)?" It's certainly shaping up to be another interesting game at the Grange

End of over 2. 10 runs this over. 10/1 after 12 balls.
JM Bairstow 10 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) MG Neser 1-0-10-0
AD Hales 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1.  A maiden over! 0/1 after 6 balls.
AD Hales 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 1-1-0-1
JM Bairstow 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Wicket-maiden to start with, pace and precision from Stanlake. Only third third ODI, this

JJ RoyB B Stanlake03200-
JM BairstowC TM Head B KW Richardson28322360121.74
AD HalesLBW MG Neser514101050
JE RootC TD Paine B B Stanlake50111714070.42
EJG MorganC TD Paine B AJ Tye69807411093.24
JC ButtlerC KW Richardson B AJ Tye99112081.82
MM AliC B MG Neser17351730100
DJ Willeynot out 3549415185.37
LE Plunkettnot out 320150020
AU Rashid -
MA Wood -
Total 218/7
B Stanlake10.014424.4
MG Neser8.014625.75
KW Richardson9.014915.44
AJ Tye10.014224.2
AC Agar5.002805.6
GJ Maxwell2.00904.5