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NatWest Series, AUS v ENG, 5th ODI, Match Report
Matches - Reports Thursday, 09 September 2010 22:05
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5th ODI: Australia v England (Winner: AUS)

AUS 277/7 (M Hussey 79, S Marsh 59, S Broad 64/4, G Swann 32/3) beat ENG 235 (P Collingwood 95, S Tait 48/4, S Smith 49/2) by 42 runs.

   Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match: S Tait Lord's, London (3 July,2010)

Their form made Australians slight favourites for the last match. But they started off very slowly and lost few wickets at regular intervals with Broad and Swann chipping away. Paine’s fifty was really painful to watch but Shaun Marsh and Michael Hussey combined to show what stuff Aussies are made up of with a blistering partnership that took Australia to 277 and lifted their COW from 30s to 52%. This fightback seemed to give Australians a new lease of life and they knocked off the top 5 batsmen by the 17th over to raise their COW to 68%. Collingwood was the hero for the coach with a fighting 94 but even the late charge by Bresnan and Swann was never going to be enough. England were bowled out for 235 and Australia managed to salvage some pride.

  First Inns (AUS)  
arrow 16 Overs: AUS 54/1 ENG 60% Australia had a very slow start,
      going at less than 3.5 per over, plus they lost the wicket of Shane Watson. Australia’s chances dropped by 9% during this period.
arrow 27 Overs: AUS 104/2 ENG 60% Australia sped up in the next 11 overs,
      but only marginally, they also lost the wicket of Ponting. Australia’s chances remained the same during this period.
arrow 40 Overs: AUS 162/4 ENG 63% Australia could not improve their
      situation during the middle overs as they barely managed to get their run-rate above 4. Australia’s chances dropped by 3% during this period.
arrow 50 Overs: AUS 277/5 AUS 52% Australia demolished the English
      bowling as they made up for their previous cautiousness. This wham-bam dash increased Australia’s chances by 15%.
  Second Inns (ENG: Target 278)  
arrow 15 Overs: ENG 66/3 AUS 64% England were slow off the blocks,
      however they were quick to the pavilion, losing 3 wickets in the first 15. England’s chances dropped by 12% during this period.
arrow 30 Overs: ENG 128/5 AUS 79% England were staring at the bottom
      of the barrel, with half the side in the pavilion, and a mounting required rate. England’s chances decreased by 15% during this period.
arrow 46.3 Overs: ENG 235/10 AUS 100% England could not reach the target
      despite their best efforts, they fell short. Australia win by 42 runs as England win the series 3-2.

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