” Perfection. 31 needed from 48 balls42nd over: Australia 257-4 ( Smith 60, Green 7) A Phil Salt dive and tumble on the rope provides the over’s highlight. Smith nurdles on, Green has itchy feet. 41st over: Australia 251-4 ( Smith 57, Green 5) This game dribbling to an end. Send me emails, tell me stuff.
The cameras give a side-on view of just how late – and how effortlessly – Smith is playing the ball. What's the field @tjaldred? It's usually a modified white set up, but we have a Test match equation here - England need to bowl Australia out to win. With red ball in hand, England would have three slips and a gully and bowl at the top of off stump. I suspect that they don't. — Gary Naylor (@garynaylor999) November 17, 2022 Nary a slip to be seen. 33rd over: Australia 216-3 ( Smith 45, Carey 3) Willey keeps it full and Australia are content to pick up a couple of singles. England tighten the screw but you get the impression the Aussies are just toying with them. This might tickle your fancy, incredible athleticism.
Reviews show that it spins a long way, but it is umpire’s call nudging leg stump. A wicket with his last though, to get rid of Carey. WICKET! Carey c Salt b Dawson 21 (Australia 244-4) A lumpen reverse-sweep marks Carey’s demise. 38th over: Australia 242-3 ( Smith 54, Carey 20) I was briefly distracted after a commotion outside the front door, but it seems Stone has bowled an excellent over with just two from it. Australia press on. England go through the motions. Fifty for Steve Smith! 37th over: Australia 240-3 ( Smith 52, Carey 20) Smith celebrates his 47-ball fifty, complete in characteristically baggy jumper that hangs low over his backside, with a bat raise, a twitch and a readjustment of the box.
A super innings, and a up-yours return, after he missed the baggy green T20 World Cup squad. 36th over: Australia 235-3 ( Smith 48, Carey 19) Time for Stone to run in again, with misery intent. A good over, fast over. 35th over: Australia 232-3 ( Smith 46, Carey 18) Carey throws the bat recklessly at Willey, and the edge flies wide of Buttler (and into the hands of one of Gary Naylor’s slip fielders). Another four, another ugly mis-drive, the edge flying behind point for four more. 34th over: Australia 222-3 ( Smith 46, Carey 7) Carey crunches Jordan through the covers for four; Smith finishes the over with a dot and a flourish.
'We take the game on': David Warner backs new opening partner after Aussies down England in ODI openerPat Cummins's reign as Australia's ODI captain has begun with a commanding six-wicket win over England at Adelaide Oval. Key points:David Warner (86) and Steve Smith (80 not out) starred for AustraliaDawid Malan scored a superb 134 for EnglandThe ODI series is being played in the wake of England's T20 World Cup winAdding the ODI captaincy to his Test duties following Aaron Finch's 50-over retirement last month, Cummins made an impressive start on Thursday as Australia went 1-0 up in the three-match series.
Malan was out two balls later when he skied a shot off Adam Zampa (3-55) and was caught at long-on by Agar. Cummins (3-62) had earlier removed opener Phil Salt (14) and James Vince (5) in quick succession to have England reeling, while Mitchell Starc bowled Jason Roy with a terrific in-swinger. But Malan was able to drum up enough support to rebuild England's innings. The three-match ODI series started just four days after England's T20 World Cup win against Pakistan. England captain Jos Buttler was one of only three players to back up from that decider on Thursday, along with Salt and quick Chris Jordan. The star of England's second T20 World Cup triumph, Ben Stokes, will not be playing in this series after his shock call in July to retire from ODIs.
40th over: Australia 249-4 ( Smith 56, Green 4) Stone throws in a slower ball: an excellent tight over spoilt only when the mighty oak Green on-drives effortlessly straight down the ground. Stone finishes his day’s work with 10-1-50-0. 39th over: Australia 244-4 ( Smith 55, Green 0) Liam Dawson, looking confusingly like Paul Collingwood, sends his first ball into the rough where it pitches and whips sideways. Dawson and Buttler like the look of it and, with a good belly laugh, send the not out upstairs.
32nd over: Australia 214-3 ( Smith 44, Carey 2) A full ripe plum from Wood is dispatched straight down the ground by Smith. Gorgeous. The Barmy Army trumpeter toottles out a tune as Wood, parting as sharp as Denis Compton’s, continues to skittle in. Six from the over, 78 needed. 31st over: Australia 208-3 ( Smith 39, Carey 0) They pause for drinks after Labuschagne’s wicket, a wobble of sorts, losing two for six, and Willey finishes off a miserly over. England suddenly a little more energised. WICKET! Labushchagne c Buttler b Willey 4 (Australia 206-3)Labuschange goes to drive a ball with a wobble but it moves away from him and he stretches awkwardly and edges behind, snaffled by a diving Buttler at full stretch.
AUSTRALIA vs ENGLAND Live Score: Warner departs for 86
"It's coming off at the moment, which is great and hopefully we can continue that success. "After being left out for all but one match of the recent Twenty20 World Cup campaign, Steve Smith made a welcome return to form with an unbeaten 80 to allow Australia to cruise home with 19 balls to spare. Smith's innings came at better than a run-a-ball as the star batter built on the good foundations set by Warner (86) and Head (69). Emerging allrounder Cameron Green pressed his case for a regular ODI spot, finishing unbeaten with Smith on 20. David Warner set the tone early for the hosts with an innings of 86.
The 35-year-old's second ODI century helped England to a respectable total after the visitors found themselves in early trouble at 4-66. England opted not to risk Malan for Sunday's T20 World Cup final against Pakistan at the MCG as the left-hander recovered from a groin injury. But Malan played a lone hand for England against an Australian attack determined to bounce back from a disappointing early T20 World Cup exit. Dawid Malan was outstanding with the bat for England. (AAP: Matt Turner)Malan offered a chance when he was on 33, smashing a cut shot, but a diving Ashton Agar put down what would have been a classic catch. Having reacted quickly to run out Liam Dawson on 11, Agar had another highlight late in the innings, stopping what looked a certain six when he dived over the boundary and flung the ball back into play.
After winning the toss and electing to field first, Australia kept the world champions to 9-287, despite a majestic century from Dawid Malan. England's total always appeared below-par as Australian pair David Warner and Travis Head came out blazing with a 147-run opening stand. The search is on for a new opening partner for Warner after Finch's retirement, and Head did his case no harm with his impressive knock. "I think we both play quite similar, we take the game on, " Warner said of his partnership with Head. "We like to go aerial, that's the way we play.
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