England vs Australia
Comprehensive win from England. Role reversal from Thursday with Australia completely outplayed. Hales (94) and Lumb (43) set the tone with an opening stand of 111, England finishing on 195-5 after being sent in. Warner hit 53 in reply but Australia never threatened such a formidable target and in the ended finished well short on 168/9, Dernbach taking 3-23. Shame there is not a deciding game in this T20 series, instead we move on to 50-over format next Friday in Leeds for the first of five ODIs to finish Australia's tour. Join us then.
Over 20 - Australia 168/9 (Johnson 3, Ahmed 3)
Dernbach is denied a fourth wicket by a no-ball. Ahmed skewed a full toss up in the air and Morgan took the catch at backward point - but the umpire judged it was above waist height. Australia finish on 168-9. England win by 27 runs and the Twenty20 series is shared 1-1.
Over 19 - Australia 162/9 (Johnson 1, Ahmed 0)
Finn finishes with 1-30 from his four overs. Last man Ahmed comes out to join Johnson in the middle with Australia needing 34 off the last over, which will be bowled by Dernbach.
Coulter-Nile c Briggs b Finn 13
Coulter-Nile is undone by a slower-ball bouncer from Finn, who he had hit for consecutive sixes to start the penultimate over. Finn responded with a couple of dots and then gets his man, Briggs taking a simple catch at short fine-leg.
Over 18 - Australia 150/8 (Johnson 1, Coulter-Nile 1)
Dernbach is denied a hat-trick by Johnson, who drills a floaty half-volley for a single into the cover. Dernbach finishes off a hostile over with an 88mph bouncer at Johnson.
Faulkner c Morgan b Dernbach 5
Two wickets in two balls for Dernbach as Morgan takes an over-the-shoulder catch while diving horizontal at full stretch. Faulkner couldn't control a sharp, short ball.
Maxwell c Lumb b Dernbach 27
Maxwell's charge is ended by a full toss that he helps into the hands of Lumb on the square-leg boundary.
Over 17 - Australia 148/6 (Maxwell 27, Faulkner 5)
Too short from Bopara and Maxwell helps it on the way for six over square-leg. The wind helped that one go all the way. Maxwell is swinging hard, picking up two fours later in the over - one on each side of the wicket - as 19 runs come from the over. Australia need 48 from 18 balls.
Over 16 - Australia 129/6 (Maxwell 8, Faulkner 5)
Maxwell is swinging hard but to little effect. Faulkner does manage to find the boundary, giving himself some to drive over extra cover. Briggs responds by firing in a couple of dots to finish the over.
Wade b Briggs 4
Wade is bowled after a quicker delivery from Briggs skids through low and under his attempted pull.
Over 15 - Australia 123/5 (Maxwell 7, Wade 4)
Bopara continues to vary his pace, it ranges from 60-80 mph. He keeps it to ones and twos in an over costing seven runs. Australia require 73 runs from 30 balls.
Over 14 - Australia 115/5 (Maxwell 2, Wade 1)
The required rate has spiralled to 13.50 with two new batsmen at the crease.
Bailey lbw b Briggs 23
Australia's captain is given out lbw after missing with a sweep.
Over 13 - Australia 111/4 (Bailey 22, Maxwell 0)
Warner had been given a life the ball before his dismissal when Finn, running back from mid-off, had failed lay a hand on the ball as it dropped over his shoulder. Finn had called for it but would have been better leaving it for Root, who was coming in off the long-on fence.
Warner c Hales b Dernbach 53
Warner is well caught by Hales coming in from the cover boundary after failing to get hold of a slower ball.
Over 12 - Australia 104/3 (Warner 50, Bailey 19)
Along with those two Warner singles, Bailey collects seven runs, including three twos. Good running from Australia's skipper. The required-rate is 11.50.
Warner completes a 38-ball half-century (5x4, 3x6) with a pair of singles off Root. That is his 10th 50 in 46 T20Is.
Over 11 - Australia 95/3 (Warner 48, Bailey 12)
Bailey gets off the mark in some style, drilling an aerial drive back down the ground between the bowler and mid-off. The slip doesn't last long. Bailey launches another length ball for six to midwicket, the breeze helped that one.
Broad brings himself back on. Slip in place for Bailey.
Over 10 - Australia 82/2 (Warner 47, Bailey 0)
Marsh was attempting to repeat the dose from two balls earlier when his slog-sweep ended in the stands at midwicket. Australia captain Bailey joins Warner in the middle at the mid-point of the innings with his side needing another 114 runs.
Marsh b Root 13
Marsh is bowled having a big heave into the leg side.
Over 9 - Australia 73/2 (Warner 47, Marsh 7)
Mixed bag from Bopara. There are a couple of wides to go with some nice changes of pace. Just ones and twos for Warner and Marsh.
Over 8 - Australia 66/2 (Warner 44, Marsh 5)
Warner collects another four with a well-timed late cut, although Lumb should have cut it off on the boundary. Australia require 130 runs from 72 balls (required rate: 10.83).
Over 7 - Australia 57/2 (Warner 39, Marsh 1)
Warner goes onto the attack against left-arm spinner Briggs, two fours - one on each side of the wicket - are followed by a six that only just clears a leaping Root on the long-on boundary.
Over 6 - Australia 42/2 (Warner 25, Marsh 1)
First bowling change sees Dernbach into the attack for the final over of the powerplay. Warner clears wide long-on - not by much - for his second six. Dernbach is called wide for a too-short bouncer that clears Warner's head but responds well, just a single from the remainder of the over.
Over 5 - Australia 34/2 (Warner 18, Marsh 1)
Finn continues into his third over. Warner is into his stride now, blasting the first delivery back over the bowler's head for six. Sweet strike. Marsh finally puts bat on ball, dropping a single into the leg side to get off the mark. Warner connects with only fresh air after giving himself some room, was a wild swipe, but keeps the strike courtesy of a leg-bye.
Over 4 - Australia 24/2 (Warner 11, Marsh 0)
Warner counter-attacks against Broad, swatting his first boundary to mid-on and following up by giving himself some room to cut for another four behind square on the off side. Marsh plays-and-misses again, he's faced three deliveries and failed to lay a bat on one yet.
Over 3 - Australia 15/2 (Warner 2, Marsh 0)
Pace and bounce from Finn as he beats new batsman Marsh twice in a row outside off-stump. Speed gun says 91 mph. Watson was fuming as he walked off but Warner was probably right to send him back, the ball went straight to Morgan, it would have been tight either way.
Watson run out (Morgan) 7
Watson is on his way after being sent back by Warner. Morgan swooped at backward point and hit the stumps direct to leave a diving Watson short.
Over 2 - Australia 9/1 (Warner 2, Watson 1)
New batsman Watson opens his account with a single run down to third-man. That was an excellent over from Broad, he's got rid of Thursday's hero and set the tone for his England team.
Finch c Wright b Broad 5
Finch hits Broad's first delivery over wide mid-off for four but is then undone by a quick, short ball that he top-edges to Wright, who is inside the circle at midwicket.
Over 1 - Australia 4/0 (Warner 2, Finch 1)
Just three singles - two for Warner, one for Finch - plus a leg bye from Finn's opening over. He also beat Finch for pace with a bouncer.
Finn is going to take the first over for England. Warner will take the first ball for Australia, Finch at the non-striker's end.
Over 20 - England 195/5 (Root 1, Bopara 1)
Ahmed finishes things off nicely for Australia, picking up the wickets of Buttler and Morgan and conceding eight runs from the over. He finishes with 3-25. Australia will be chasing a target of 196 for a 2-0 series win.
Morgan c Coulter-Nile b Ahmed 20
Morgan picks out Coulter-Nile on the midwicket fence. He didn't get hold of it.
Buttler b Ahmed 0
That didn't last long. Buttler gives himself too much room and is bowled for a golden duck by a well-flighted leg break from Ahmed.
Over 19 - England 187/3 (Morgan 14, Buttler 0)
Hales, who has previously been out for 99 in this format, again falls just short of a century. Was a smart catch from Warner, judged it well as he moved forward. Buttler joins Morgan for the final over, which is going to be bowled by leg-spinner Ahmed.
Hales c Warner b Faulkner 94
Hales is denied a century by a tumbling catch from Warner at long-on.
Hales needs nine off the last 12 balls of the innings for the first T20 international century by an Englishman. He's on strike to Faulkner.
Over 18 - England 181/2 (Hales 91, Morgan 11)
Morgan sends the first delivery of Coulter-Nile's over for six to midwicket. Hales gets a pair of twos, the second from a free-hit after Coulter-Nile oversteps, and then moves into the 90s with a cut for four, his 11th. A couple chipped into the off side from Morgan from the final ball makes it 19 from the over.
Over 17 - England 162/2 (Hales 82, Morgan 4)
Morgan chops his first ball away for a couple for his first runs of the series. Just seven from Faulkner's over - plus the wicket of Wright. Good effort at this stage.
Wright c Johnson b Faulkner 30
Johnson at mid-off jumps high to pluck a two-handed catch out of the air after Wright toe-ended a full toss.
Over 16 - England 155/1 (Hales 81, Wright 28)
Maxwell is firing in his off-spinner with a round-arm action. Wright joins the party with a straight six, plenty of loft on that one. He follows up with consecutive fours, the first cut away and the second a full toss bludgeoned to midwicket (Finch didn't seem to pick it up or he might have had a chance of a catch). Hales pulls another full toss for a couple to make it 18 runs from the over.
Over 15 - England 137/1 (Hales 78, Wright 13)
Wright is struggling for fluency against Johnson but rescues the over for England from the final ball, inside edging past the wicketkeeper for four.
Over 14 - England 131/1 (Hales 77, Wright 8)
Maxwell is on to bowl some off-spin. Both these batsmen have made 99 in a T20 international, no Englishman has scored a century yet. Wright running hard, turning one into two on a couple of occasions.
Over 13 - England 124/1 (Hales 76, Wright 2)
Hales squeezes a yorker from Coulter-Nile down to fine-leg (through his legs) for four. That was a good delivery, drifting in on the breeze (which has strengthened in the last few minutes).
Over 12 - England 116/1 (Hales 69, Wright 1)
This has been a nice spell from Ahmed, he's got good control for a leg-spinner. New batsman Wright is off the mark with a single into the off side.
Lumb c Wade b Ahmed 43
England's opening stand ends with Lumb top-edged a slog sweep. The ball loops up and wicketkeeper Wade takes the catch running back. Ahmed's first international wicket.
Over 11 - England 110/0 (Lumb 43, Hales 64)
Johnson back into the attack. Hales dispatches an off cutter over straight midwicket for six, prompting a verbal outburst for Johnson. The next one is helped past fine-leg (who is inside the circle) for four more. Hales is grinning away to himself. Lumb finishes the over with a superb shot, driven flat over mid-off for a one-bounce four.
Over 10 - England 94/0 (Lumb 38, Hales 53)
Lumb is decidedly less comfortably against spin than pace. His main option is aiming to leg and, at the moment, he's not making much contact with Ahmed's leg breaks.
Hales completes a 34-ball half-century - his sixth in T20 internationals - with a couple to midwicket off Ahmed's bowling.
Over 9 - England 88/0 (Lumb 36, Hales 49)
Both England batsmen end up at the same end after Hales edged a pull into a delicate area. Faulkner has all the time in the world to field off his own bowling and aim at the non-striker's stumps - but he misses and Lumb survives. Faulkner gets his attempted yorker wrong and Hales is able to work it past square-leg for four. A single down the ground takes Hales onto 49 and allows him to keep the strike
Over 8 - England 81/0 (Lumb 36, Hales 43)
Lovely four from Hales, opening his wrists to find the gap in the off-side field. Decent start from Ahmed, Lumb failing to get hold of a couple of big swipes towards leg.
Spin for the first time in the shape of Ahmed.
Over 7 - England 74/0 (Lumb 35, Hales 38)
The fielding restrictions are relaxed but the runs keep coming for England. Watson's leg cutter is smashed to deep, deep midwicket (it landed in a hospitality box) by Lumb, his first six. Watson produces the first yorker of the innings later in the over, Hales digging it out for a single.
Over 6 - England 61/0 (Lumb 26, Hales 34)
Coulter-Nile continues. Hales is mixing the sublime with the ugly; a top-edge loops over the wicketkeeper's head for four. Lumb comes down the track and muscles the ball just over mid-off for four. He adds another four, the 12th (and final) boundary of the power play, shovelled to midwicket via a hefty dose of bottom hand.
Over 5 - England 46/0 (Lumb 16, Hales 29)
Hales is fortunate as an inside edged pull evades the stumps on the way for four. Another swipe into the leg side races away and then a majestic straight drive travels deep into the stand back over Faulkner's head. Four more, run behind point with an open bat face. A quick single to end the over, 19 runs from it, all from Hales, who keeps the strike.
There has been no seam or swing for any of the seamer so far. Big total should be on the cards for England. Faulkner into the attack now...
Over 4 - England 27/0 (Lumb 16, Hales 10)
Coulter-Nile, who has played one previous T20 international, is into the attack. Another appeal for caught-behind off Hales is turned down, this time only wicketkeeper Wade was really interested. Lumb hits high into the leg side and it hangs in the air for an age... Maxwell almost gets under it but in the end can't even prevent four. Lumb fails to make contact with a pull at the final ball of the over, kept a bit low. Decent start from Coulter-Nile, up at 85mph.
Over 3 - England 22/0 (Lumb 12, Hales 9)
Hales is up and running with a flick to the midwicket boundary. That was a good shot and not by any means a bad delivery, 90mph on off-stump. The next one disappears for four more to square-leg as well, this time too short from Johnson and Hales frees his arms to pull. Hales misses out on a full toss but keeps the strike with a tap-and-run single to mid-off.
Over 2 - England 13/0 (Lumb 12, Hales 0)
Watson shares the new ball and is immediately punished for offering too much width, Lumb's cut racing away for the first boundary. There is another four later in the over for Lumb, this time pulled to midwicket, although it only reached the fence because of a misfield by Warner - much to the crowd's delight.
Over 1 - England 1/0 (Lumb 1, Hales 0)
Lumb finds the middle of the bat but also straight to a fielder from each of Johnson's opening two deliveries. Johnson is on the spot, back-of-a-length straightaway. Lumb opens his, and England's, account with a mistimed pull that dribbles into the leg side for a single. Johnson responds with an 88mph bouncer, he was a bit lucky that wasn't called wide on height grounds. The over ends with umpire Rob Bailey turning down a caught-behind appeal after Hales flirted outside off-stump. There was a noise but replays suggest the umpire was correct.
Notts duo Hales and Lumb make their way to the middle. Lumb will be on strike to Johnson.
Lights, camera, action
The sun is out but there is a fair breeze out in the middle. The pitch looks flat, if a touch on the slow side. The players are shaking hands and we're ready to go...
Joe Root made 90 not out off 49 balls during England's defeat at Southampton on Thursday - and also got a ball in the face for his troubles. He needed four stitches in his face but the good news is two-fold; his choir-boy looks have survived for the time being and he's absolutely fine today, happily chatting away to Sky Sports' Paul Allott. The gist of his comments: England are confident of squaring the series today.
Coulter-Nile is an interesting selection. He offers something in every area - a brilliant fielder and power hitter in the lower order, but his main role is his bowling. He sends it down at a lively pace and generates a bit of extra bounce from his 6ft 2in frame.
Michael Carberry, James Tredwell and Boyd Rankin - all part of England's squad for the five-match ODI series that follows - are the players to miss out today.
D Warner, A Finch, S Marsh, S Watson, G Bailey (capt), G Maxwell, M Wade (wkt), J Faulkner, M Johnson, N Coulter-Nile, F Ahmed
A Hales, M Lumb, L Wright, J Root, E Morgan, R Bopara, J Buttler (wkt), S Broad (capt), S Finn, D Briggs, J Dernbach
Both captains commented at the toss on how good the wicket looks, Stuart Broad was happy for England to be batting first, while George Bailey thinks the ball will 'nibble around' a bit for the seamers.
Australia have made one change; Nathan Colter-Nile in for Josh Hazlewood. England are unchanged.
Australia have won the toss and chosen to bowl first.
Australia won the opening game of the two-match series by 39 runs in Southampton on Thursday, a result that was set up by Aaron Finch's 156 off 63 balls, including 11 fours and 14 sixes. England, who replied with a decent 209-6, need a win today to claim a share of the series.
Welcome to our coverage of the second T20 international between England and Australia at Chester-le-Street. Play starts at 2.30pm (BST).
- 31st Aug 2013
- Australia won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Emirates Riverside
- R J Bailey, M A Gough
- TV Umpire
- R T Robinson
- Match Referee
- R S Mahanama
- Reserve Umpire
- M J Saggers
australia BATTING CARD
|D.A. Warner||c Hales b Dernbach||53|
|A.J. Finch||c Wright b Broad||5|
|S.R. Watson||run out (Morgan)||7|
|S.E. Marsh||b Root||13|
|G.J. Bailey||lbw Briggs||23|
|G.J. Maxwell||c Lumb b Dernbach||27|
|M.S. Wade||b Briggs||4|
|J.P. Faulkner||c Morgan b Dernbach||5|
|M.G. Johnson||Not out||3|
|N.M. Coulter-Nile||c Briggs b Finn||13|
|F. Ahmed||Not out||3|
|Extras||1nb, 7w, 4lb||12|
|Total||20.0 Overs||168 - 9|