Match Over - England won by 38 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Australia, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
  • Referee: RS Madugalle
  • When: 16 Jun 2018, 12:00 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: JJ Roy


  • Umpire1: M Erasmus
  • Umpire2: AG Wharf
  • Third Umpire: HDPK Dharmasena



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0




Overs: 47.1 / 50.0


Here's Gopi: "That is Rashid's 100th wicket in ODIs!" Good spot, that man

Australia breach 300, still 42 from victory

End of over 46. 5 runs this over. 295/8 after 276 balls.
AJ Tye 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 9-1-53-3
JA Richardson 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Australia need to go into T20 mode & play some slam bang cricket from here on," yips Sarang

End of over 45. 9 runs this over. 290/6 after 270 balls.
SE Marsh 131 (115b 10x4 3x6 ) AU Rashid 7-0-61-2
TD Paine 13 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Kapil: "6 overs 62 and extra ball as wide going for 6. I'm note sure why are they bowling around the stumps to Marsh. He can't hit that well straight through off side. This is just bread and better"

End of over 44. 10 runs this over. 275/6 after 263 balls.
TD Paine 7 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 9-1-51-1
SE Marsh 122 (112b 10x4 2x6 ) more

Another vital over for Australia, this is still in the realms of possibility

"Ah, yes, Tim Paine, the finisher!" yelps Steve Pollard, sounding not entirely convinced

End of over 43. 6 runs this over. 265/6 after 258 balls.
TD Paine 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 6-0-52-2
SE Marsh 119 (110b 10x4 2x6 ) more

Big over from Rashid, took a wicket and kept the lid on. Aus needing almost two a ball now

Tim Paine does walk out now, Australia needing 83 from 46. That stand broken four runs short of a century

End of over 42. 10 runs this over. 255/5 after 251 balls.
SE Marsh 115 (107b 10x4 2x6 ) MA Wood 8-1-38-1
AC Agar 42 (40b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Australia get 14 off the over, just what they needed... Still the RRR above 10

End of over 41. 9 runs this over. 245/5 after 246 balls.
AC Agar 41 (38b 6x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 5-0-46-1
SE Marsh 108 (104b 10x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 40. 6 runs this over. 236/5 after 239 balls.
AC Agar 35 (34b 5x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 8-1-48-1
SE Marsh 105 (101b 10x4 1x6 ) more

"They should try Finch as an opener as he is a natural opener. And we all know Head can bat at #4" Try Finch at opener you say? Interesting idea, Shah Safeer, not sure Australia will have thought of that... He's only done it in every one of his previous 89 ODIs

End of over 39. 11 runs this over. 230/5 after 234 balls.
AC Agar 31 (30b 4x4 0x6 ) JE Root 4-0-24-0
SE Marsh 104 (100b 10x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 38. 10 runs this over. 219/5 after 228 balls.
AC Agar 23 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 7-1-42-1
SE Marsh 102 (96b 10x4 1x6 ) more

"Is Paine being held back due to his injury?" Not confirmed, but could well be, Proudfoot

End of over 37. 7 runs this over. 209/5 after 222 balls.
AC Agar 22 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 10-0-47-2
SE Marsh 93 (92b 8x4 1x6 ) more

That is Moeen bowled out, very tidy figures of 2-47 today - maintaining his form from The Oval

"Seems like it's not a Aussie day today. They lost to France in WC Football and here too they are loosing." Don't forget the rugby, Rahul

End of over 36. 7 runs this over. 202/5 after 216 balls.
AC Agar 20 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 7-0-40-0
SE Marsh 88 (90b 7x4 1x6 ) more

Australia bring up their 200, but there's still a way to go

End of over 35. 6 runs this over. 195/5 after 210 balls.
AC Agar 14 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 9-0-40-2
SE Marsh 87 (89b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 34. 8 runs this over. 188/5 after 203 balls.
SE Marsh 85 (86b 7x4 1x6 ) DJ Willey 6-0-32-0
AC Agar 9 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

That will be drinks. Marsh is playing a blinder, but can anyone come with him? Here's Alan to find out

Captain Underpa: "I'm tired of rooting for Maxwell, so much promise yet so little reward. He gives me ulcers." A bit like your name, he gets cut off just as he's getting interesting

End of over 33. 5 runs this over. 180/5 after 198 balls.
AC Agar 5 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 8-0-34-2
SE Marsh 82 (84b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 32. 1 runs this over. 175/5 after 192 balls.
AC Agar 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 7-1-29-1
SE Marsh 80 (81b 7x4 1x6 ) more

Usama: "With that four, marsh completed 2000 ODI runs." Well well. Splendid effort

Basil: "Is Mitchell Marsh injured as well? He tends to do well against England especially." He is

End of over 31. 10 runs this over. 174/5 after 186 balls.
SE Marsh 80 (81b 7x4 1x6 ) MM Ali 7-0-29-2
AC Agar 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

That could be curtains... Paine, with respect, has not inspired confidence as a one-day hitter. In fact, Ashton Agar is coming in before him

John of Burgund: "Double the score after 30 overs......... We cold do with a couple more wickets!" England win by 18 runs ... they'll take that

End of over 30. 3 runs this over. 164/4 after 180 balls.
SE Marsh 71 (78b 5x4 1x6 ) MA Wood 6-1-28-1
GJ Maxwell 31 (32b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Dilip: "Sorry for my ignorance but what happened to the pace battery of aussies stark,cummins,hazelwood?this line up looks so fragile.." All injured.

End of over 29. 1 runs this over. 161/4 after 174 balls.
SE Marsh 71 (76b 5x4 1x6 ) MM Ali 6-0-19-1
GJ Maxwell 31 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Philip McCarthy: "Remind us again why Plunkett isn't considered at test level: too fast? Too economical? Too useful with the bat? Doesn't look good in white?" The latter

End of over 28. 5 runs this over. 160/4 after 168 balls.
GJ Maxwell 30 (27b 4x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 5-0-28-1
SE Marsh 71 (71b 5x4 1x6 ) more

shoaib: "Aussies are good in parts, whenever you think they are in charge they just gives couple of wickets away.. i hope this pair will bring the life back in this match"

End of over 27. 4 runs this over. 155/4 after 162 balls.
SE Marsh 69 (69b 5x4 1x6 ) MM Ali 5-0-18-1
GJ Maxwell 27 (23b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 7 runs this over. 151/4 after 156 balls.
SE Marsh 66 (65b 5x4 1x6 ) LE Plunkett 6-1-32-1
GJ Maxwell 26 (21b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Scott: "I was so disappointed as a Yorkshire fan that Rashid gave up red ball cricket to concentrate on white ball; just wondering if he feels the same :) " Probably not... his heart hasn't been in the long-form game for a while

End of over 25. 12 runs this over. 144/4 after 150 balls.
GJ Maxwell 21 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 4-0-37-1
SE Marsh 64 (61b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 24. 9 runs this over. 132/4 after 144 balls.
SE Marsh 64 (61b 5x4 1x6 ) LE Plunkett 5-1-25-1
GJ Maxwell 9 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 10 runs this over. 123/4 after 138 balls.
SE Marsh 60 (60b 4x4 1x6 ) AU Rashid 3-0-25-1
GJ Maxwell 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 2 runs this over. 113/4 after 132 balls.
GJ Maxwell 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 4-1-16-1
SE Marsh 51 (55b 3x4 1x6 ) more

shoaib: "Australians are clueless about their batting order.. they are playing with four opening batsmen.. and hoping one of them can be useful in the middle order.. "

Raj: "Bad Management of Finch ...he is a natural opener with fearlessness and aggressive character ...sending down the order robs his rhythm "

Joe: "Ireland are 3rd on that list! does that reinforce the point or render it pointless?! " Both and neither... it's a stat. Take it or leave it!

End of over 21. 8 runs this over. 111/4 after 126 balls.
GJ Maxwell 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 2-0-15-1
SE Marsh 51 (55b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Interesting spot from Gaurav. Of all ODI teams in the last 12 months, Australia have the worst win-loss ratio

End of over 20. 4 runs this over. 103/3 after 120 balls.
AJ Finch 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-1-14-1
SE Marsh 44 (51b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 19. 7 runs this over. 99/2 after 113 balls.
SE Marsh 44 (50b 2x4 1x6 ) AU Rashid 1-0-7-0
MP Stoinis 9 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more

News from the ground, courtesy of George: Bairstow jarred his left knee. He's having it iced. England say he'll be off the field for a 'period of time'

End of over 18. 8 runs this over. 92/2 after 108 balls.
SE Marsh 41 (48b 2x4 1x6 ) JE Root 3-0-14-0
MP Stoinis 6 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Vinay B N: "Ball replacement... Delay... I heard it before today itself" Indeed. It's all been going off today

Looks like it smacked into some concrete and has come back scarred, so the umpires signal for a replacement. They will take drinks in the meantime... Miller is going to take this one on through the middle overs

End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 84/2 after 102 balls.
MP Stoinis 5 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 4-0-14-1
SE Marsh 34 (45b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 3 runs this over. 81/2 after 96 balls.
SE Marsh 33 (44b 2x4 0x6 ) JE Root 2-0-6-0
MP Stoinis 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 4 runs this over. 78/2 after 90 balls.
MP Stoinis 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 3-0-11-1
SE Marsh 32 (41b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"Chasing 342 should get off to a flyer to stay in contention," muses Raj. "At least one of Finch or Maxwell should have opened to use the Powerplay"

Bairstow has actually hurt himself here, he's limping off straight away. He's been carrying a bit of a knee problem over the last few weeks, remember

End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 74/1 after 84 balls.
DJM Short 21 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) JE Root 1-0-3-0
SE Marsh 29 (39b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 71/1 after 78 balls.
SE Marsh 27 (37b 2x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 2-0-7-0
DJM Short 20 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"Hopefully Australia's batsmen can go hard and smash some balls into the crowd." Ooh and, indeed, err, AussieBren

End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 67/1 after 72 balls.
SE Marsh 25 (34b 2x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-14-0
DJM Short 18 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 63/1 after 66 balls.
DJM Short 18 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 1-0-3-0
SE Marsh 23 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Brendon: "The comment regarding the nude cyclists is perhaps the best/worst double entendre of the year..." *Doffs cap*

End of over 10. 12 runs this over. 60/1 after 60 balls.
SE Marsh 21 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-12-0
DJM Short 17 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) more

That's the end of the first Powerplay, not the best start from Plunkett and Australia are reasonably well placed on 60 for 1

"@Alan... staying on the topic... do we still have a ball at either end? ;)" Oh yes, Shane. Two nice hard ones

End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 48/1 after 54 balls.
DJM Short 8 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 5-0-24-0
SE Marsh 18 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 39/1 after 47 balls.
SE Marsh 11 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 4-0-19-1
DJM Short 6 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Commenting and watching football and cricket both are we, Alan?" My colleagues keep me informed, Anas

End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 38/1 after 42 balls.
SE Marsh 11 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 4-0-19-0
DJM Short 6 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"I know Short is a great player in there somewhere but the step between BBL and international (even IPL) is troubling him," declares Stuart. "Lad needs to have a good sit down with Hayden and Gilchrist about expressing himself. Oh, and then score some runs." Well, he had a pretty good start to his international T20 career during the tri-series

End of over 6. 3 runs this over. 31/1 after 36 balls.
DJM Short 5 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 3-0-18-1
SE Marsh 5 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 28/1 after 30 balls.
DJM Short 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 3-0-12-0
SE Marsh 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 5 runs this over. 25/1 after 24 balls.
SE Marsh 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 2-0-15-1
DJM Short 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 2 runs this over. 20/0 after 18 balls.
TM Head 15 (13b 2x4 1x6 ) DJ Willey 2-0-9-0
DJM Short 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"The key to sucesss for Australia is to keep wickets intact and utilize the first powerplay without losing a wicket." Seems like a pretty good strategy, whatever the weather, Zahoor Rahman

End of over 2. 10 runs this over. 18/0 after 11 balls.
TM Head 14 (8b 2x4 1x6 ) MA Wood 1-0-10-0
DJM Short 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 8 runs this over. 8/0 after 6 balls.
TM Head 8 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 1-0-8-0
DJM Short 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"England just scored 342 and some may feel that Aus done well to restrict them .....That's the standard England set for themselves in the last year." Indeed, Raj. And they did do well, because 350+ looked nailed on

TM HeadC AD Hales B MA Wood19171531126.67
DJM ShortC JE Root B MM Ali2161332063.64
SE MarshB LE Plunkett131178116103112.93
MP StoinisB LE Plunkett921180050
AJ FinchLBW AU Rashid06400-
GJ MaxwellC DJ Willey B MM Ali3138344091.18
AC AgarSt. JC Buttler AU Rashid46504270109.52
TD PaineC AU Rashid B LE Plunkett15161110136.36
AJ TyeC SW Billings B AU Rashid109610166.67
JA RichardsonC JJ Roy B LE Plunkett21030066.67
KW Richardsonnot out 03100-
Total 304/10
DJ Willey7.004005.71
MA Wood9.015716.33
LE Plunkett9.115345.78
MM Ali10.004724.7
JE Root4.002406
AU Rashid8.007038.75