Match Over - England won by 1 wicket + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Australia, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Referee: RS Madugalle
  • When: 24 Jun 2018, 12:00 SAST
  • Winner: England


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



Overs: 48.3 / 50.0




Overs: 34.4 / 50.0


6.05pm: Phew. I told you it would be a squeaker, didn't I! That's the ODI series done with, but Australia do have the chance to salvage some pride with a one-off T20 next week, before India rock up for the summer's main event. For a few days, though, England can bask in only the second ODI 5-0 sweep in their history. Dan Brettig's report is in the slot and waiting to be dispatched over long-on; Gnasher and I will be back for more soon enough. Thanks for your comments, that's a wrap for today. Cheerio, folks!

5.45pm: We've been richly entertained today, though it probably won't cheer up Australia or their captain Tim Paine much to know they contributed to a thriller. England thought they had it won with the ball, threatened to throw it away with the bat... but in the end, it was the Buttler with the Kookaburra in the middle that did it.

Anyway, let's shake out those shoulders. Time for the presentations, starting with Jos Buttler, who is named both Man of the Match and Man of the Series: [Sweeter victory after that?] "Yeah it does, we were determined to come and and try and win 5-0, we bowled well but didn't quite do it with the bat. We just needed a partnership, once of the great strengths of this side is the depth in the batting, we kept chipping away, knew that if we got through the tricky periods we'd get out the other side. [Ball at the end?] I did say if it's two we'll run and then charged down first ball, but great guts to see out those balls. [Where prefer to bat - starting with T20 on Weds?] It's enjoyable when you're playing well, just hoping for another win."

Australia captain Tim Paine: "That one stung, we've been taught a lesson from a world class outfit. [Anything you could have done differently?] We could have got a couple more wickets, we had them under pressure, Rashid and Jos played well and we didn't get enough balls in the right area. When we've been under pressure we haven't produced. We bowled a touch wide, but they played outstandingly well. [Was 205 enough?] I thought we were in trouble at halfway, our bowlers came out and committed really well to what we spoke about. But again, once we're under pressure, we folded, if we're honest. Today we saw Alex Carey and D'Arcy Short play really well after the senior players let us down, Billy Stanlake and Ashton Agar showed some real talent. [Captaincy, wicketkeeping, etc?] It's been difficult, but that goes with the job. When I came back in the Test side I tried to enjoy it, I probably let the pressure of this series get to me a little bit, if I'm honest."

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Massive positives to take, when times are tough and not enough of us have turned up, we bat all the way down the order and it means only one of us has to come off. Today Jos was quite mesmerising, playing with the lower order, we're very proud of what he did. He's come back form the IPL having dominated, he's forced his way back into the Test team, and he's a key part of our white-ball team. [Pleased to win or disappointed with manner?] We'd be naive to think we shouldn't ask questions, fact we won is a bonus, but we have to be honest about hew we went about it. That performance is not what we want to replicate. The bowling has come a long way, the game at Trent Bridge was pretty special and how we fought back today was awesome. [Crowd happy with 5-0] Great atmosphere, fantastic support in Manchester, thanks for coming out and being absolutely brilliant, our 12th man today."

5.35pm: That is one of the great one-day innings from Jos Buttler, his sixth hundred and undoubtedly the one he has sweated most over. He leapt and punched the air as the ball disappeared to the rope, having almost single-handedly bailed out his side; England's next-highest score was 20! Credit to Adil Rashid for playing sensibly during a ninth-wicket stand worth 81 - although his blip threatened to give Australia a way back in - but that one goes on Buttler's mantelpiece. It's the first time Buttler has face 100 balls in an ODI, and what a day to do so. From 27 for 4, 50 for 5 and 114 for 8, England somehow clawed their way over the line to seal their first five-match series sweep over Australia.

48.3MP Stoinis to JC Buttler, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, driven on the up, he gets it through the ring at cover - and England win by one wicket to claim a 5-0 whitewash! A fabulous innings from Buttler, he finishes 110 not out, and finishes Australia's hopes of a consolation win at the last.
48.2MP Stoinis to JC Buttler, No run, back of a length outside off, Paine is up and Buttler defends.
48.1MP Stoinis to JC Buttler, No run, shortish, 78mph on the hip and Buttler clips it to the sweeper... but this time refuses the one.
End of over 48. 3 runs this over. 204/9 after 288 balls.
JC Buttler 106 (119b 11x4 1x6 ) KW Richardson 9-0-51-3
JT Ball 1 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rakesh: "THAT"S ASTONISHING from Butler. With 4 required to draw level and 5 to win, he chooses to take a single off the first ball of the over and expose the No:11 batsman to Australia's wicket taking fast bowler of the day. Very poor cricket & game sense one must say." Well, it worked... just about

"Jos Buttler, the whole of England is with you!" gulps John

End of over 47.  A maiden over! 201/9 after 282 balls.
JT Ball 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 10-2-34-1
JC Buttler 104 (117b 11x4 1x6 ) more

"What a difference the next few minutes could make to teams' morale for the future!" gasps Frank. Well, it's a dead ODI... but what the heck!

End of over 46. 7 runs this over. 201/9 after 276 balls.
JC Buttler 104 (117b 11x4 1x6 ) MP Stoinis 8-0-33-2
JT Ball 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

More drama here, England suddenly tensing up with the line in site. Jake Ball out but the batsmen crossed

End of over 45.  A maiden over! 194/8 after 270 balls.
AU Rashid 20 (44b 0x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 9-1-34-1
JC Buttler 97 (114b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Intriguing, pressure back on? The RRR is a measly two-and-a bit, so probably not

End of over 44. 7 runs this over. 194/8 after 264 balls.
AU Rashid 20 (38b 0x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 7-0-26-1
JC Buttler 97 (114b 11x4 0x6 ) more

"You have to admit that watching Australia lose after causing a collapse is kinda funny from a neutral point of view," snickers J.t. Wiggins. I couldn't possibly comment

End of over 43. 6 runs this over. 187/8 after 258 balls.
AU Rashid 18 (35b 0x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 8-0-34-1
JC Buttler 92 (111b 10x4 0x6 ) more

"Time for Agar to 'Bring His Absolute Best' and prevent the whitewash !!" cackles Mustafa Moudi. Next over, maybe?

"England won't be favourites till they win it as it's matter of 2 good balls for Aussie bowlers," claims Harsha. "Phew, this cricket uncertainties"

End of over 42. 8 runs this over. 181/8 after 252 balls.
AU Rashid 16 (33b 0x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 8-0-48-3
JC Buttler 88 (107b 10x4 0x6 ) more

"This is why OT is imperative as a venue: the abrasive pitches either side of the main square force batters to be more circumspect in their approach," theorises Michael. "These are the pitches that build proper match awareness. "

End of over 41. 6 runs this over. 173/8 after 246 balls.
AU Rashid 13 (29b 0x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 7-0-28-1
JC Buttler 83 (105b 9x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Paul Walters, raising hopes: "We won the football, Hamilton won the Grand Prix, so can our cricketers make it a super Sunday for England?? "

End of over 40. 5 runs this over. 166/8 after 239 balls.
JC Buttler 77 (100b 8x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 7-0-39-3
AU Rashid 12 (27b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Is Stephen referring to the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS?" queries TINTIN

End of over 39. 3 runs this over. 161/8 after 234 balls.
AU Rashid 12 (27b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 10-0-32-0
JC Buttler 73 (95b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Lyon bowled out, too, 0 for 32 from his 10 overs

End of over 38. 8 runs this over. 158/8 after 228 balls.
JC Buttler 71 (93b 7x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 10-1-35-3
AU Rashid 11 (23b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Excellent figures, his best in a short ODI career. But who is going to help finish this off for Australia?

End of over 37. 5 runs this over. 150/8 after 222 balls.
JC Buttler 68 (89b 7x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 9-0-29-0
AU Rashid 10 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"This is a good chance for England to test the strength of their much vaunted batting depth," muses SD. "I do have to say that I am somewhat surprised by their choice of sending Plunkett ahead of Rashid, the latter being a more credentialed bat. Nevertheless, this is just about one partnership, and England should know that. All you need is heads (minus nerves) and skills, which both of these possess."

This is going to be a squeaker, isn't it...?

End of over 36. 8 runs this over. 145/8 after 216 balls.
JC Buttler 67 (87b 7x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 9-1-31-3
AU Rashid 6 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"I hope that this is a deliberate attempt at crushing the Aussies," chirps Raj Pisharody, gleefully. "If England can win from this position then it would be a real case of dangling that carrot!"

If these two can bring the requirement under 50, it could get interesting...

End of over 35. 4 runs this over. 136/8 after 208 balls.
JC Buttler 61 (82b 6x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 5-0-18-1
AU Rashid 4 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Is it time to really stretch the phrase - 'You are only good as your last game' ;-)" snorts Stephen

End of over 34. 9 runs this over. 132/8 after 204 balls.
JC Buttler 60 (80b 6x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 6-0-34-3
AU Rashid 3 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 2 runs this over. 123/8 after 198 balls.
AU Rashid 2 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 5-0-14-1
JC Buttler 52 (75b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Some stattage, from hypocaust: "This is Jos Buttler's slowest ODI fifty (74 balls), beating the 59 balls he took vs India at Perth in the 2015 tri-series."

End of over 32. 6 runs this over. 121/8 after 192 balls.
JC Buttler 52 (75b 5x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 5-0-25-3
AU Rashid 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

These two have a bit of history together, of course. Buttler and Rashid put on 177 against New Zealand at Edgbaston three years ago, back at the dawning of this nu-England new era...

"Considering Australia's woes on this tour, they may still find a way to lose this match," drawls Wajid Jawaid

End of over 31. 1 runs this over. 115/8 after 186 balls.
AU Rashid 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 8-1-24-3
JC Buttler 48 (69b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Burli, with a nice line in metaphor... "As long as England continue to play this badly on wickets offering something they shouldn't be considered favourites for the World Cup. Imagine how they would have fared on this wicket against Starc, Hazelwood and Cummins? England have massively improved their ceiling but their floor needs some sturdier boards laying."

"Good thinking England...keeping Paine in the job....positives blah blah blah." Ben is already busy reframing the narrative...

End of over 30. 1 runs this over. 114/8 after 180 balls.
AU Rashid 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 4-0-21-3
JC Buttler 47 (66b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Richardson is on a hat-trick as the players take a drink. There has been some good bowling today but also some very average batting throughout. On that note, Alan will take you through to the conclusion

Curran had shaped up nicely, but that target is a long way off at the moment. Liam Plunkett at No. 9. England needing everyone today

End of over 29. 12 runs this over. 113/6 after 174 balls.
SM Curran 15 (20b 1x4 1x6 ) DJM Short 1-0-12-0
JC Buttler 46 (64b 4x4 0x6 ) more

A melon has stopped play! An inflatable version. One of the Aussies throws it back to a security guard

End of over 28. 4 runs this over. 101/6 after 168 balls.
JC Buttler 45 (63b 4x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 4-0-12-1
SM Curran 4 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 1 runs this over. 97/6 after 162 balls.
SM Curran 3 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 8-0-24-0
JC Buttler 42 (58b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Vinay: "@Gyan: In this era of flat tracks, who doesn't look vulnerable when the ball starts swinging or the pitch is not conducive to hitting?! "

Nizi: "With two quality wrist spinners in Indian camp it won't be too easy for English batsmen to hit them all around. I expect the coming series to be absolute belter. "

End of over 26. 3 runs this over. 96/6 after 156 balls.
SM Curran 3 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 3-0-8-1
JC Buttler 41 (55b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Gyan: "England look very poor whenever the ball swings, spins or bounces. Slow pitch is probably their Kryponite. On a flat pitch, they are invincible though!"

Hector: "Nick, Starc, Cummins and Hazelwood played last winter, and England pummelled Australia."

End of over 25. 5 runs this over. 93/6 after 150 balls.
JC Buttler 39 (53b 4x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 7-0-23-0
SM Curran 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 2 runs this over. 88/6 after 144 balls.
SM Curran 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 2-0-5-1
JC Buttler 35 (50b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Nick: "That answers it, Aus were rubbish BUT Eng are not invincible - pace and a tough-ish pitch the kryptonite. Imagine if Starc and Cummins were playing!"

The breakthrough Australia wanted and now the bowlers (albeit three of who can bat) will need to stay with Buttler. Sam Curran on debut at No. 8

End of over 23. 5 runs this over. 86/5 after 138 balls.
JC Buttler 34 (49b 4x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 6-0-18-0
MM Ali 16 (30b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 3 runs this over. 81/5 after 132 balls.
MM Ali 13 (26b 0x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 1-0-3-0
JC Buttler 32 (47b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 2 runs this over. 78/5 after 126 balls.
JC Buttler 32 (47b 4x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 5-0-13-0
MM Ali 10 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 4 runs this over. 76/5 after 120 balls.
JC Buttler 31 (42b 4x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 7-1-23-3
MM Ali 9 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 3 runs this over. 72/5 after 114 balls.
JC Buttler 29 (40b 4x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 4-0-11-0
MM Ali 7 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 1 runs this over. 69/5 after 108 balls.
JC Buttler 28 (37b 4x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 6-1-19-3
MM Ali 5 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 68/5 after 102 balls.
JC Buttler 28 (32b 4x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 3-0-8-0
MM Ali 4 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Worth another catcher for Moeen?

Lyon trying to create the angle to straighten one on Buttler

End of over 16. 11 runs this over. 66/5 after 96 balls.
JC Buttler 27 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 3-0-20-1
MM Ali 3 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

2.35pm: We certainly have a game on our hands here, which didn't look too likely when Australia were dismissed inside 35 overs. England's bowlers went about their work with such alacrity, that the batsmen had to come out for an hour or so before the scheduled break... for which they seemed vastly underprepared, as Billy Stanlake ripped out three of the top five. The run rate isn't going to be an issue, but whether England can keep their wickets intact as they seek to cobble together another 140 runs is certainly in question. Can Australia knock over five more and stave off the whitewash? Gnasher will be back to find out in 40 minutes

"English cricket team is on pursuit to match its wickets with the football team's goals," chuckles Pranav Anand. "Doing pretty good so far." They're still one ahead in Nizhny Novgorod...

End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 55/5 after 90 balls.
MM Ali 3 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 2-0-6-0
JC Buttler 16 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 53/5 after 84 balls.
MM Ali 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 2-0-9-1
JC Buttler 15 (21b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Alagu: "Someone told me it's going to be a batting paradise. What's wrong with the scoreboard..." It's not quite a flat as advertised, I reckon. Very dry and just a hint of grip, potentially perilous for those trying to go hard at the ball (ie. England)

End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 50/4 after 78 balls.
JC Buttler 14 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 6-0-22-1
AD Hales 20 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) more

"Wow! Just joined," yelps Carbon Diamante. "This is a proper 35-over game now. Who said ODIs are dead? And Australia are done?"

End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 47/4 after 72 balls.
JC Buttler 13 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) KW Richardson 1-0-6-0
AD Hales 18 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) more

"Maybe England is simply giving themselves a challenge," muses Jeremy from Mel. "Get themselves down to 5 for not much, and see if they can still win from there! (And this comment is from an Australian!)" Sledging their own, so sad to see...

"Stanlake's three strengths - his slower back-of-the-hand ball, his knuckleball and his floater?" chortles Nes to himself

End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 41/4 after 66 balls.
JC Buttler 7 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 5-0-19-1
AD Hales 18 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 34/4 after 60 balls.
AD Hales 17 (22b 3x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 5-1-18-3
JC Buttler 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

So, England stumble to 34 for 4 from their first ten... Australia were, I think, 79 for 2. But is it going to be another innings of two halves?

End of over 9. 1 runs this over. 28/4 after 54 balls.
JC Buttler 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 4-0-12-1
AD Hales 12 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8.  A maiden over! 27/4 after 48 balls.
JC Buttler 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 4-1-12-3
AD Hales 11 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"Forget England," hoots Vivek, "can Australia finish the match before lunch"

"@ Commentator; Well Mr.Commentator; THIS is EXACTLY what i had predicted right before the English Innings began, but it seemed so outlandish to you, that you chose NOT to publish it and ROBBED me of my FAME," whines Rakesh, overestimating my ability to read all the comments that come in. But hold on a moment...

End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 27/3 after 42 balls.
AD Hales 11 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 1-0-4-0
EJG Morgan 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 4 runs this over. 23/3 after 36 balls.
JE Root 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 3-0-12-2
AD Hales 7 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

That's opened things up... Superb over from Stanlake, pace and accuracy an irresistible combination

End of over 5. 4 runs this over. 19/1 after 29 balls.
JM Bairstow 12 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 3-0-11-1
AD Hales 4 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 15/1 after 24 balls.
JM Bairstow 10 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 2-0-8-0
AD Hales 4 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 5 runs this over. 8/1 after 18 balls.
AD Hales 4 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 2-0-7-1
JM Bairstow 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 1 runs this over. 3/1 after 12 balls.
AD Hales 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) B Stanlake 1-0-1-0
JM Bairstow 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Anybody reckon England won't have this game won before lunch?" wonders VinoBill. I think they might manage to drag it out...

Here's Tayyab: "Thats it. Roy is an utter failure and will make way for Stokes. Tis Decided." It's dog eat dog in England's top order...

End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/1 after 6 balls.
AD Hales 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) AC Agar 1-0-2-1
JM Bairstow 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
JJ RoyB AC Agar130033.33
JM BairstowB B Stanlake12201060
AD HalesC TD Paine B KW Richardson20293068.97
JE RootC SE Marsh B B Stanlake130033.33
EJG MorganB B Stanlake0400-
JC Buttlernot out 11012212190.16
MM AliC NM Lyon B MP Stoinis16310051.61
SM CurranC TD Paine B KW Richardson15211171.43
LE PlunkettC TD Paine B KW Richardson0100-
AU RashidC B Stanlake B MP Stoinis20470042.55
JT Ballnot out 1100010
Total 208/9
AC Agar10.023413.4
B Stanlake10.013533.5
NM Lyon10.003203.2
KW Richardson9.005135.67
MP Stoinis8.303724.35
DJM Short1.0012012