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Live Reporting

Callum Matthews

All times stated are UK

  1. Eng 90-3

    At what point are Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler going to get fed up of milking Adam Zampa? The short boundary is on their leg side and would be an easy hit for players of Bairstow’s and Buttler’s quality.

    Zampa is bowling a good line and length, though. He’s not allowing the batters a chance of plonking him over the leg-side fence at the moment.

  2. Highlights of Bairstow’s half century

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    Video caption: Bairstow cuts Hazlewood for four

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    Video caption: Bairstow clips Starc over mid-wicket

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    Video caption: Jonny Bairstow smashes first six of England innings against Australia
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    Adam Collins

    BBC Test Match Special

    Bairstow often saves his best for when England are in trouble.

  4. Well played, Jonny Bairstow! It’s a poor ball from Pat Cummins, down the leg side, but Bairstow just helps it on it’s way to move to his 23rd ODI score of 50+.

    England need him to keep going here.

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  6. Eng 79-3

    Good, tight stuff again from Adam Zampa. His three overs have only gone for seven so far.

    There’s a few yelps as the Aussies think Jos Buttler has sliced a cut straight to backward point but he places it well enough to pick up a couple. Buttler, with the time to build an innings here, could be extremely dangerous.

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    Here’s how Eoin Morgan fell for 23.

    Soft. Very soft.

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    Video caption: England captain Eoin Morgan drives Adam Zampa’s second delivery to Mitchell Starc
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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on Test Match Special

    This is like a Test match over – a superb forward defence from Jos Buttler and then it’s followed up with an excellent Pat Cummins bouncer.

  9. Eng 75-3

    Bairstow 46, Buttler 2

    Australia are pulling the run-rate back down at the moment. England, having rebuilt well under Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan, are just having a few overs of consolidation again.

    Judging what a good score is today is really tough. That short boundary drags it up, but then the other is so big if you bowl cleverly with your spinners and variations as a pace bowler you can drag it back down again.

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    Adam Collins

    BBC Test Match Special

    Adam Zampa is a very interesting guy who has a lot of interests outside cricket.

    You can read Stephan Shemilt’s chat with Zampa here

  11. Daniel Owens: Why do we keep playing Zampa like he’s Shane Warne?

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  12. Eng 71-3

    Adam Zampa is absolutely rattling through his overs at the moment. He’s once again bowling tight and accurate with just a Jonny Bairstow single added to the total.

    There’s a strangled appeal/disappointment from the Aussies as Jos Buttler misses a booming drive. Was there a thin edge there? It doesn’t matter anyway because Alex Carey fumbled it behind the stumps.

  13. Graham B: If ever you were going to lose two wickets in two balls in an ODI then the first two balls of your innings is the best time. There is no momentum to lose and there is plenty of time to rebuild.

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    Video caption: Mitchell Starc takes wickets of Jason Roy and Joe Root in first two balls
  14. Eng 70-3

    Pat Cummins, who is one of the players off to the IPL tomorrow with a big $2m pay cheque coming his way, has swapped ends and replaced Josh Hazlewood.

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    It’s a much tighter over with just a single coming off it.

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    BBC Sport at Emirates Old Trafford

    Andy Zaltzman’s mascots are keeping an eye on proceedings.

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    James Anderson

    England bowler on Test Match Special

    Looking at this wicket and the short boundary, it feels like England should be looking to get 350 as a minimum today.

  17. Eng 68-3

    Jos Buttler is the new batsman – how he’d like a score after a 1 & 3 in the series so far. He gets off the mark first up with a drive through the covers.

    Adam Zampa has taken eight wickets in this three-game ODI series now. He’s had an excellent series.

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    James Anderson

    England bowler on Test Match Special

    You don’t often see Eoin Morgan show that sort of emotion when he gets out but he was furious with himself.

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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special commentator

    That’s a soft dismissal, Eoin Morgan hanged his head after playing that shot.

  20. WICKET

    Morgan c Starc b Zampa 23 (Aus 67-3)

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    Video caption: England captain Eoin Morgan drives Adam Zampa’s second delivery to Mitchell Starc

    The leggie strikes with his second ball!

    With pace travelling all around Old Trafford Aaron Finch decides to take pace off the ball and it brings instant reward for the Aussies.

    It’s a bit wide from Zampa and Eoin Morgan looks to go over the in-field – it’s a shot he plays really well but he doesn’t quite get hold of it and Mitchell Starc, at mid-off, takes a good catch.

    That’s a tame dismissal.