Sunday, January 30, 2011

Australia defeat England and win series

Australia have defeated England by 51 runs in the fifth one-day international at Brisbane tonight. In doing so, Australia take an unassailable lead in the 7-game series, which they now lead 4 to 1.

Losses of wickets in bunches cost England, who strung handy partnerships together at times, but couldn't capitialise.

England fought to get to 20 runs for 0, before losing three for 2 runs. Then a tidy partnership between Pietersen and Bell got England to 95 for 3, but again wickets in bunches put England well and truly behind at 128 for 8.

A rear guard last wicket partnership from Anderson and Finn started to make Australia nervous before Finn was bowled by Shane Watson for 35 from 24 deliveries. Anderson finished 20 not out.

Both teams move to Sydney on 2 February, before finishing the series on 6 February in Perth (the series is finished even though the result is known).

The word verification for this post is scrothe, which sounds like something a cute girl would give me if I played my cards right at about this time of night. "So what did you do last night with Sarah?" "I got some Scrothe. It was awesome."

1 comment:

Pat W said...

Bah! Congrats. *doffs cap*