England vs Australia, 2019 World Cup: Hello and welcome to our coverage of Match 32 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and Australia live from Lord's, London. England captain Eoin Morgan has won the toss and England will bowl first under overcast conditions in London. Eoin Morgan said that he feels it will move around a bit under the clouds while Aaron Finch added that he was unsure about what to do but would have bowled as well in all probability. England have gone with the same side that lost to Sri Lanka while Australia have made two changes with Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Lyon coming in for Nathan Coulter-Nile and Adam Zampa. You can get Australia vs England live score, Australia live score, England live score, Australia England live score, AUS ENG live score, DD Sports cricket live, Australia vs England live match video, dd sports Follow all live updates and scores as well as stories from the ENG vs AUS match here at indiatvnews.com (Match scorecard |Stream ENG vs AUS)
Highlights, Wold Cup 2019: Australia beat England by 64 runs
* AUSTRALIA ARE INTO THE SEMIS! They are the first team to book their place in the knockouts after beating tournament favorites, England. However, I am not sure who will be more happier at the moment? Australia, Pakistan or Bangladesh because this loss has completely opened the table.
22.31 IST: Mitchell Starc to Adil Rashid, OUT! Straight to covers! Starc gets the last man! His 4th wicket today. He goes full and around off, Rashid looks to hit it over covers but ends up hitting it flat to Stoinis over there. He makes no mistake. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 64 RUNS!
22.29 IST: Mitchell Starc to Adil Rashid, FOUR! Top edge and a boundary! Short and on middle, Rashid looks to pull but gets a top edge over the keeper's head for a boundary.
* Mark Wood walks out at number 11.
22.25 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Jofra Archer, OUT! Fifer for Jason Behrendorff! What a performance by him. He was picked in the side for this game after being dropped for the last and bowls a match-winning spell.
22.21 IST: Mitchell Starc to Adil Rashid, A single! Rashid clears his front leg and hits it through covers for one.
* Mitchell Starc is back into the attack.
22.18 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Adil Rashid, FOUR! Just over! Rashid is continuing to fight. This is on the pads, Rashid flicks it over the short fine leg fielder and bags a boundary.
22.17 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Chris Woakes, OUT! Another excellent catch! Excellent team work I should say between Maxwell and Finch! Jason Behrendorff gets his fourth. The slower one on middle, Woakes shuffles across and looks to clear the mid-wicket fence. It is the longer part of the ground. Maxwell in the deep runs to his right, keeps one eye on the ropes and takes it. He then realizes that the momentum is taking him over the ropes so he lobs it to Finch who runs to his right from long on. Woakes, England's last hope is dismissed.
22.12 IST: Nathan Lyon to Adil Rashid, SIX! Rashid says the game is not over yet! What a shot! Uses his feet and gets to the pitch of it, lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie. For a second Starc must have felt he had a chance but it clears him.
* Powerplay 3 is signaled. Maximum of 5 fielders can be outside the circle till the end of this innings.
22.10 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Adil Rashid, Good length around off, this is guided to point. So a wicket and just the 7 runs from the over. 95 needed in 60 balls for England. they only have 3 wickets in hand.
22.08 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Moeen Ali, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Moeen Ali is out of here! Jason Behrendorff has the last laugh! Excellent delivery this. It is on a length and around off, holds its line after pitching. Moeen looks to put bat on ball but ends up playing inside the line. The ball kisses the outside edge and goes to the keeper. Into the bowling all-rounders now are Australia. Seems an impossible task for England now. 97 needed in 63.
22.06 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Moeen Ali, FOUR! First boundary for Moeen Ali and England will hope it is just the start! Length and outside off, Moeen just lofts it over covers, shorter side that and it is a boundary. Runs needed below 100 now.
22.04 IST: Mitchell Starc to Moeen Ali, Good change up! He bangs it short after a few full ones. Moeen ducks under it. Just the single from the over.
21.59 IST: Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes, On the pads again, the batter looks to flick but misses. It brushes his pads and rolls to the left of the keeper who gets there and stops it with a dive. Leg bye signaled!
21.56 IST: Mitchell Starc to Ben Stokes, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Starc does what Starc does best! Knocks the stumps over. Sends Stokes back to the pavilion 11 short of a ton. Stokes may have also taken back the hopes of this England side of chasing this down. Something special was needed to get rid of Stokes and Starc bowls a corker of a yorker. It tails back in from outside off. It is at 145 KPH. Stokes fails to get his bat down in time and the off pole is hit. Starc is pumped up. A brilliant innings by Stokes comes to an end but England wanted him to last longer. 109 needed from 78.
* Nathan Lyon is back into the attack. 6-0-28-0 so far.
21.34 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Chris Woakes, Another risky run! An off cutter outside off, this pitches and comes back in. Woakes looks to guide it down to third man but it goes off the inner half onto the body and then rolls behind the wicket. The batter go for a run, Carey does have a shy but misses. Stokes was in though had he hit.
21.32 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Chris Woakes, Another risky run! An off cutter outside off, this pitches and comes back in. Woakes looks to guide it down to third man but it goes off the inner half onto the body and then rolls behind the wicket. The batter go for a run, Carey does have a shy but misses. Stokes was in though had he hit.
21.26 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Ben Stokes, SIX! Another one! This time it is flat! This is angled into the batter. Stokes goes down on one knee and sweeps it powerfully and over the mid-wicket fence.
21.25 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Ben Stokes, SIX! Releases a little pressure! A hit-me ball! Short and on the body, Stokes has enough time to go back and pull it hard over the square leg fence for a huge one.
21.22 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Slower short ball on off, Stokes looks to guide but gets deceived by the pace. It goes towards short third man.
21.19 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Chris Woakes, This lands outside off and turns back in. Woakes looks to defend but gets his high on the pads.
* Chris Woakes walks out to bat next.
21.15 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, OUT! What a catch that is! Stoinis gets the big fish! The England fans have their head downs. They can't believe what just happened! The stand which probably was getting Australia a little worried has been cut short. This is on the pads, Buttler whips it hard but flat towards deep square leg. Khawaja there runs to his right and hangs onto it. It was traveling, it could have easily bursts through his hands. The Australians are elated.
21.10 IST: Nathan Lyon to Jos Buttler, Good fielding by Cummins! Short and outside off, Buttler hits it through point. Cummins in the deep runs to his left, dives and pushes it back in. Saves two for his side.
21.05 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Bludgeoned! That is some hit! Buttler takes a few steps down the track and converts it into a full ball. He hammers it past long on and bags a boundary. The last ball spoils the over. Not for the first time today. 8 from it. 169 needed in 144.
21.03 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, Fifty for Stokes! He has played a few important knocks in this World Cup but none more than this. However, his job is only half done. This is his 18th ODI fifty. He gets there by flicking the full toss through square leg for one.
20.59 IST: Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, LEADING EDGE BUT FOUR! This is tossed up on middle, it holds onto the wicket. Stokes closes the face of the bat early, it goes off the leading edge above the bowler's hand and through mid on for a boundary.
20.53 IST: Lyon to Stokes, FOUR! Creamed! Beautiful sweep shot played. Even Lyon is impressed! Flighted delivery on middle, Stokes sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 100 up for England. ENG 101/4 in 22.3 overs
20.48 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Jos Buttler, NOT OUT! Impact is outside off! Australia lose their only review. A poor one to be honest. That was more in hope, desperation. Buttler walks down the track and is also standing outside the off stump. Buttler looks to flick but misses to get hit no the pads. Stoinis is appealing as the batters run a leg bye as the ball rolls towards mid on.
20.43 IST: Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, Another one on the body of the batter, Stokes works it towards mid-wicket. The batters think of a run but then bail out.
20.38 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Stokes is on the charge here! He comes down the track and makes into a full ball. He lofts it over mid on for a boundary. England may just decide to take on Stoinis as he is the weak link in this Australian bowling line-up.
20.35 IST: Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, FOUR! That has gone to the fence like a tracer bullet! Stokes dances down the track and Cummins bangs it short. Stokes powers it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
20.30 IST: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, Another short one, this hurries onto the batsman, Buttler is late into the pull. It hits the glove and rolls towards square leg for one.
20.27 IST: Nathan Lyon to Jos Buttler, Beauty! That turned and bounced! This is flatter just outside off, it pitches and turns in sharply. Cuts Buttler into half, the keeper fails to collect it and it goes down to fine leg for a bye.
20.21 IST: Mitchell Starc to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Exquisite! Lovely timing on this one! Fuller and on off, no swing at all. Buttler leans forward and strokes it through covers for a boundary.
20.18 IST: Nathan Lyon to Jos Buttler, Floats it up outside off, Buttler looks to drive it against the turn through the off side but it goes off the inner half down to long on for one.
* Jos Buttler walks out to bat next.
20.13 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, OUT! In the air... taken! Jonny Bairstow has thrown it away! The change of ends works wonders for Jonny Bairstow! It is short and outside off, JB looks to drag his pull but his one hand comes off the handle. It takes the top edge and goes high up in the air towards the fielder in the deep. Cummins once again makes no mistake.
20.05 IST: Nathan Lyon to Ben Stokes, In the air... but safe! Almost an action reply of how Warner got out. This is shorter and around off, it takes off after pitching. Stokes looks to cut but then seeing the extra bounce looks to bail out. It hits the higher portion of the bat and lobs through cover-point for one. Fifty up for England.
20.02 IST: Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, A nicely controlled pull shot! On the shorter side, Stokes goes back and pulls it towards fine leg just for a single.
19.58 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Stokes is off the mark after 11 dots. Jeez but that is some way to get off the mark. Length ball outside off, Stokes comes down the track and smashes is through covers for a boundary.
* Powerplay 2 is signalled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
19.53 IST: Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Too straight and Bairstow puts it away! This is also fuller and on the pads, Jonny clips it through mid-wicket and bags a boundary. First runs of Cummins' bowling.
19.48 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Punched away! Slightly shorter and outside off, Bairstow pushes it in the gap in the over region and the ball races away to the fence.
19.45 IST: Pat Cummins to Ben Stokes, BEATEN! Stokes takes a few steps down the track but Cummins lands it behind a length. Gets it to angle away. Stokes looks to defend but gets beaten.
* Pat Cummins is into the attack.
19.40 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Just over mid off! Bairstow would have surely had his heart in his mouth! This is on a length and around off, Bairstow looks to hit it on the up. It goes off the higher portion of the bat and over mid off for a boundary.
* Ben Stokes walks out to bat next.
19.31 IST: Mitchell Starc to Eoin Morgan, OUT! Number 3 is down! Australia are all over England at the moment. The full ball gets Root and the short one gets the England skipper. It is on the body. Morgan looks to pull but the ball goes off the top edge towards fine leg where Cummins takes one running to his left and then falls over.
19.29 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! What a shot! This is the new England! They are two down but are still looking to attack. Morgan dances down the track and makes it into a half-volley. He smashes it through mid off and the ball races away to the fence.
* Eoin Morgan walks out to bat next.
19.23 IST: Mitchell Starc to Joe Root, OUT! LBW! That is plumb in front! Australia have another one here! England in big, big trouble! Both the opening bowlers have one each. Starc steams in and bowls this fuller and outside off, this one comes back in late. Root plants his front foot across and then tries to flick. Misses and the ball hits him on the pads. An appeal and Root walks off. He does not even think of a review as he knew he is a goner.
19.18 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Lovely clip! This is a little too straight by Jason Behrendorff. Bairstow flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away. The outfield is pretty fast here.
19.13 IST: Mitchell Starc to Joe Root, FOUR! Two boundaries in two balls for Root! Too easy this, on the pads, Root works it fine on the leg side and bags a boundary. This is not a good follow-up over by Starc till now.
19.12 IST: Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow, Good shot! Not a boundary but two! Slightly fuller and outside off, Jonny strokes it through cover-point. The fielder from cover and point give it a chase and some teamwork from the two ensures it is just the two.
* Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
19.08 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root, FOUR! Off the mark in style is England and Root! This is once again outside off but the length is shorter. Root goes back and cuts it past the diving point fielder and bags a boundary. A four to end but a top class first over by Jason.
* Joe Root is the new batsman in.
19.06 IST: Jason Behrendorff to James Vince, OUT! BOOM! Behrendorff knocks Vince over! What a start for Australia and what a delivery by Jason. Another failure for Vince and once again the opening stand for England fails to contribute anything significant. JB runs in and bowls this right up there. It starts from off and swings back in late. Vince fails to adjust to the movement. The ball hits the pads and then deflects onto the stumps. A duck for Vince. Dream start on his comeback game for Behrendorff.
* We are back for the chase. The Australian players are out in the middle. Jonny Bairstow and James Vince will open the batting for England. Jason Behrendorff will open the bowling for Australia. He has the first new ball in hand. We saw the English bowlers get some swing, can he get the ball to move too? He can be deadly if he does so. Here we go...
* Aaron Finch says it would have been nice to carry on and he is disappointed to get out straight after getting a 100. Tells it was not an easy wicket to start on. States they got in a good position and could have scored more but he feels the score is a competitive one . Says on this wicket it is important to build pressure with dot balls and put their middle order to the test. Reckons the bowlers need to bowl the short balls sparingly and feels the length deliveries are the key on this wicket. He hopes they have enough on the board.
* Australia on the other hand, will be very disappointed with the way things stand at the moment. They looked all set to get a to a total above 300. Their openers weathered the storm early on added a brilliant 123 run stand before Warner perished after scoring another half ton. Khawaja and Finch then added another handy stand but once the skipper fell after getting to his century, Australia lost the plot. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Their middle order cone again did not come the fore. Stoinis' run out too did not help. Had it not been for Carey's cameo, they would have probably finished with something around 250. Nevertheless, this is more than a fighting score they have got to.
* An excellent comeback from England and they will surely be the happier side walking into the dressing room. Yes, 285 is a very good score but it could have been a lot more.
18.34 IST: Ben Stokes to Alex Carey, FOUR! A boundary to end the innings! 11 from the last over! This is short and outside off, Carey stands tall and slaps it through coves. It is away from the sweeper and a handy boundary. AUSTRALIA END WITH 285!
18.33 IST: Stokes to Carey, FOUR! Lofted over the covers! AUS 279/7 in 49.4 overs
18.30 IST: Jofra Archer to Alex Carey, FOUR! Clever, clever batting! A boundary to start the over and one to end it! 11 from it. Short and outside off, Carey upper cuts it fine on the off side and a boundary results.
18.27 IST: Archer to Carey, FOUR! Beautifully timed! A welcome boundary for Australia. It is the slower one outside off, Carey just lofts it over covers, beats the man in the deep and a boundary. 5 from the first two balls. Can Australia make this a huge over? AUS 268/7 in 48.1 overs
18.25 IST: Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Just the single to end! Australia are finding it difficult to get the boundaries now! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one. End of Woakes for today. He has been brilliant. His figures 10-0-46-2.
* Mitchell Starc is the next batsman in. His job will be to give Alex Carey as much strike as possible.
18.20 IST: Chris Woakes to Pat Cummins, OUT! Caught behind! Another one bites the dust! Australia have completely lost their way! This is on a length and around off, Cummins looks to push at it but does so inside the line. The ball goes off the outside edge and low towards Buttler who takes it with a dive across. AUS 259/7 in 47.1 overs
18.15 IST: Wood to Carey, FOUR! On the backfoot, and cut well! The key there was that he played that late! Full and outside off, Carey waits for it and guides it through point for a boundary. Ideal start to the over, they need to make it count. AUS 257/6 in 46.1 overs
18.12 IST: Woakes to Smith, OUT! Smith holes out and Australia crumble! He whacks the bat down onto the ground as he walks off. It seems like he wanted to hit it a lot squarer than he did. A slower one by Woakes on middle. Smith looks to loft it over mid-wicket but ends up hitting it too straight. It goes towards long on where Archer takes a good catch. England are into the bowling all-rounders now. 300 looks difficult. AUS 250/6 in 45.5 overs
18.03 IST: Chris Woakes to Steve Smith, FOUR! Spoils the over! A much-needed boundary for Australia. Slightly short and Smith picks the length early. He goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket and the ball races away. AUS 242/5 in 44 overs
* Chris Woakes is back on! He was brilliant at the start but needs to be good here too.
17.59 IST: Mark Wood to Steve Smith, Length delivery on leg, Steve flicks it towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs.
* The new man in is Alex Carey.
17.53 IST: Adil Rashid to Steve Smith, OUT! Stoinis can continue running to the pavilion! A horrible mix-up and this is probably the last thing Australia wanted. Also, he seems to have a bad chemistry with Smith as he was run out in the practice game against England too and he has been run out again. Rashid tosses it up outside off, Smith creams it through wide mid off. Bairstow from long off runs to his left, collects the ball. The batsmen complete one by then. Now Stoinis wants another and he rushes off. Smith is not even interested and has his back towards his partner. Stoinis does not spot that and continues running. Bairstow fires it the bowler who gently throws it to the keeper who knocks the bails off.
17.52 IST: Adil Rashid to Steve Smith, FOUR! Too short and Smith won't miss out. This is a real freebie. It is a drag down. Smith goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder and a boundary results.
17.50 IST: Adil Rashid to Marcus Stoinis, Well done! This is tossed up on middle, Stoinis pushes it firmly back towards the bowler. Rashid dives to his right and saves a run.
17.47 IST: Mark Wood to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Shorter side and it races away! Full and outside off, Stoinis hits it through covers. The fielder runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it.
* Powerplay 3 is signaled. Maximum of 5 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this innings.
17.43 IST: Adil Rashid to Marcus Stoinis, This is tossed up above the eye line and bowled outside off. MS hits it down to long off for one.
* Marcus Stoinis is the new batsman in.
17.38 IST: Mark Wood to Glenn Maxwell, OUT! Caught behind! Wood gets the Big Show! A tiny show from the Big Show! Poor, poor shot. A very soft dismissal. It is short and outside off, Maxwell looks to upper cut it but it goes off the bottom part and into the hands of Buttler. A much-needed wicket for Wood. He was struggling till now but this could well get him back to his best.
17.34 IST: Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Maxwell is in the mood here! This is on a length and around off once again. Maxwell stands tall and plays the similar shot he did on the last ball. This time it is not off the middle and a boundary results.
17.33 IST: Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell, SIX! Outrageous! What a shot this is! It is a length ball outside off, Maxwell stands tall and whips it over the mid-wicket fence.
17.32 IST: Mark Wood to Steve Smith, FOUR! Deft! What a shot to bring up 200! Slightly shorter and outside off, Smith plays it late and it races to the third man fence. Two boundaries to end the over. Another expensive one from Wood.
17.31 IST: Mark Wood to Steve Smith, FOUR! Too full and put away! On middle, Smith leans into it and strokes it through mid on. You need not run for those. Wood hasn't had a good day with the ball today.
* Mark Wood is back! 3-0-24-0 his figures so far.
17.27 IST: Jofra Archer to Steve Smith, FOUR! Too easy for Smith! Down the leg side, Smith works it through fine leg and the ball races away.
* Glenn Maxwell is the next batsman in.
17.25 IST: Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, OUT! In the air... taken! 100 and out for Finch! He is fuming with himself. Just as he would have thought of stepping on the gas, he has been dismissed. The short ball does the trick. It is on middle, Finch looks to pull but does not get on top of the bounce. It takes the top edge and goes towards fine leg where Woakes takes a well-judged catch.
17.24 IST: Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, A misfield and that is Finch's ton! His second in this World Cup and 15th in ODIs. The skipper leads from the front in a big, big game. He gets there by working it towards fine leg. They take one. The fielder there slips as he gets close to the ball and hence fumbles, they take two.
* DRINKS! Australia have done well till now to keep the scoring rate intact. They would want to accelerate and aim around 320-330. On the other hand, England need more wickets to stem the run flow.
17.20 IST: Ben Stokes to Steve Smith, Lovely shot! Smith uses his wrists and guides it through backward point and takes two.
17.16 IST: Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Back of a length on off, Finch now moves three short of a ton as he pushes it through covers.
17.14 IST: Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, On the shorter side and outside off, Finch looks to punch it through covers but ends up chopping it back to the bowler.
17.11 IST: Ben Stokes to Steve Smith, This is on the pads, Smith works it to mid-wicket. A good over by Stokes, just the two runs and the wicket from it.
* Steve Smith walks out to bat next. He scored a century against England in the warm-up game.
17.07 IST: Ben Stokes to Usman Khawaja, OUT! KABOOM! That is right through Khawaja! He is completely beaten for pace here! The stumping chance has not cost Australia a lot. Stokes spears this full at 145 KPH on middle, it tails back in just a little. Khawaja is late in his flick shot and the ball sneaks through and hits the middle stump. A budding partnership comes to an end.
17.04 IST: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Into the 90s with that boundary! Rashid gives it even more air but bowls it outside off. Finch eases it through the gap in the cover region. No fielder in the deep and it races away.
17.02 IST: Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, Brilliant fielding! Full and outside off, Finch creams it through covers. Archer runs to his right, dives and pushes it away. Recovers well to not let it roll onto the ropes again. Saves two for his side.
16.58 IST: Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, Good stop! Khawaja comes down the track and works it towards mid-wicket. Stokes moves swiftly to his left and saves a run.
16.54 IST: Ben Stokes to Aaron Finch, BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery! On a good length and outside off, Finch looks to play inside the line but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
16.51 IST: Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! Adding salt to the wound! Khawaja could have been dismissed on the last ball but instead bags a boundary on the next. Brings the reverse sweep out and hits it through cover-point for a boundary.
16.48 IST: Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, EDGY FOUR! This is floated outside off, Finch looks to drive inside the line, it goes off the outside edge and down to the third man fence. Once again, Ali's last ball spoils the over.
16.45 IST: Adil Rashid to Aaron Finch, A fumble and two taken! A full toss outside off, Finch hits it through wide mid off. Long off gets to the ball quickly but fumbles and the batters take an extra run.
16.42 IST: Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, Finch misses out there! Root does well though. This is fired down the leg side, Finch looks to paddle sweep it fine. Root at short fine leg runs to his right, dives and saves a boundary.
16.38 IST: Adil Rashid to Usman Khawaja, The googly on off, it turns away! Khawaja looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge towards short third man for one.
* Usman Khawaja is the new batsman in.
16.35 IST: Moeen Ali to David Warner, OUT! In the air... taken! Moeen Ali gets the wicket England so desperately needed! The crowd has finally found its voice back. The extra bounce does the trick for Ali. This is flatter and around off, Warner goes back and initially looks to cut but the ball takes off. Warner is surprised by it. He looks to bail out of the shot but it is too late. The ball hits the top part of the bat and balloons to point where Root takes a catch moving to his left.
16.34 IST: Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, SIX! Clears the longer part of the ground with ease! This is floated on middle, Finch hits it with the spin and clears the mid-wicket fence with some ease. First of the game.
16.32 IST: Adil Rashid to David Warner, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 500 runs for Warner in this World Cup. What a tournament he is having.
16.25 IST: Adil Rashid to David Warner, Flighted ball on middle, Warner initially looks to flick due to which Rashid moves to his left, he ends up playing it with a straight bat towards mid off for one. Fifty up for Warner too. His 20th in ODIs. He too looks on course for another ton.
16.21 IST: Moeen Ali to Aaron Finch, In the gap! Good fielding by Bairstow. This is tossed up on middle, Finch lofts it over mid-wicket. It is in the gap. Bairstow in the deep runs to his left, dives and pushes it back in. Saves two for his side. Fifty up for Finch. A top innings from him. He weathered the storm early on and now looks set for a big one.
* Adil Rashid is into the attack.
16.15 IST: Moeen Ali to David Warner, Overthrows! Poor from the English skipper. Tossed up ball on middle and leg, Warner comes down and strokes it to the left of short mid-wicket. They look for a quick single.
* Drinks Break! The Australian openers have once again started cautiously and are now looking to slowly and steadily accelerate.
16.07 IST: Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Excellent shot. Short on middle, Finch pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
16.04 IST: Ben Stokes to David Warner, This is on the shorter side, Warner pushes it through covers for another one.
16.00 IST: Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Too short again and this is pulled again. This time wide of mid on and it races away. England are leaking boundaries at the moment.
15.59 IST: Mark Wood to David Warner, Well played again! Fuller and on middle, Warner works it through mid-wicket. Moeen Ali from mid on gives it a chase and keeps it down to three.
15.58 IST: Mark Wood to David Warner, FOUR! Up and over! Slightly short around off and Warner picks the length early. He pulls it over the mid on fielder and bags a boundary. Runs starting to come now for Australia.
15.56 IST: Mark Wood to David Warner, FOUR! Up and over! Slightly short around off and Warner picks the length early. He pulls it over the mid on fielder and bags a boundary. Runs starting to come now for Australia.
15.54 IST: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Punched down the ground for a boundary! Second in the over! Full and on off, Finch lofts it over mid off and bags another boundary.
15.52 IST: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Not off the middle but a boundary! Fuller and outside off, Finch looks to drive but it goes off the inner half past mid on for a boundary.
15.51 IST: Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, Length delivery on leg, Aaron looks to flick again but misses it and gets hit on the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen cross ends. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
15.48 IST: Mark Wood to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Nice shot. On a length on leg, Finch flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
15.45 IST: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, Outside off and this one comes back in. Finch gets his pad outside the line of off and looks to defend but it goes off the flap to the keeper. Woakes is appealing but he is the only one doing so.Outside off and this one comes back in. Finch gets his pad outside the line of off and looks to defend but it goes off the flap to the keeper. Woakes is appealing but he is the only one doing so.
* Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the circle till the 40th over.
15.40 IST: Jofra Archer to David Warner, FOUR! Short and wide and put away! Outside off, Warner pounces on the width offered. He slaps it through cover-point and it races away.
15.35 IST: Chris Woakes to David Warner, How has that missed the stumps! Another inswinger from outside off and it is on a length. Warner looks to jam it out but the ball hits the inside edge, hits the pads and goes just over the stumps.
15.32 IST: Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, OHHH! Many oh and ahh moments till now but no success for England. Another peach. Lands outside off and comes back in. Finch ends up pushing at it outside the line and the ball whizzes past the inside edge.
15.28 IST: Chris Woakes to David Warner, FOUR! That is the risk you take by pitching it full to Warner. This is fuller and on off, Warner just chips it over mid off and bags a boundary.
15.26 IST: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, NOT OUT! Umpire's call it is! But a good review by England. It looked close. The decision could have gone either way. England retain their review. This is around off and this one jags back in. Finch always has a problem with such deliveries and once again here he fails to put bat on ball. It hits him on the pads. An appeal follows and the umpire shakes his head. Morgan signals the 'T'. Replays roll in and they show the ball to be clipping the top of leg stump.
* Review time! An appeal for an LBW has been turned down. England review. Looks close but height may just save Finch.
15.22 IST: Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, In the air... and dropped! A tremendous effort there by Vince though. Would have been a blinder! This is on a length and around off, Finch looks to stroke it on the up. This goes off the outer half uppishly towards point. Vince dives to his right, stretches his one hand out but the ball brushes the fingers and rolls behind for two.
15.17 IST: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Easy pickings! Once again this is too short, it sits up to be hit. Finch rocks back and hammers it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Woakes will be disappointed with the length he just bowled there but Finch will want more of those.
15.14 IST: Jofra Archer to David Warner, FOUR! Goes short and it is easy for Warner. Not sure why Archer changed the length there. He bowls it halfway down the track. Warner spots it early and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. That is not the right length at the moment, especially with the ball doing as much as it is.
15.11 IST: Chris Woakes to David Warner, Goes fuller on the last ball, waning Warner to drive. He does go for it but ends up slicing it over point for a couple. Another exciting over by Woakes, really fun to watch him bowl at the moment.
15.08 IST: Chris Woakes to David Warner, Excellent stuff from Woakes! He bangs it on a length around off, this one takes off after pitching. Warner does well to move his hands out of the way and leave it.
15.05 IST: Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch, FOUR! A half volley and it has been put away! Very full to begin with outside off, Finch leans into it and strokes it through covers for a boundary.
*Jofra Archer to share the new ball with Woakes.
15.00 IST: Chris Woakes to Aaron Finch, EDGED! FOUR! Just over! A fortunate boundary for Australia to get off the mark! Woakes bowls it slightly fuller and this one swings away. Finch goes hard at it, there is extra bounce though and the ball goes off the outside edge over the outstretched hand of Root at second slip and into the fence.
14.58 IST: David Warner and Aaron Finch are out in the middle for Australia, Chris Woakes to begin proceedings for England in a crunch encounter at the Home of Cricket.
14.45 IST: Captains at toss:
Eoin Morgan - 'We are going to bowl. Not necessary a no-brainer, it's a bit soft on the top, it rained overnight and the wicket was under covers, might do a bit this morning. Hopefully, the sun will come out later and make batting easy in the afternoon. We are playing the same XI. Jofra is good, had stiffness in his side and we had a precautionary fitness test. We are confident, for long we never won anything against Australia, but we have had some success against Australia recently and think we have a good side.'
Aaron Finch - 'Not too disappointed about batting first. Wasn't too sure about the wicket, but I would have probably bowled first as well. Two changes for us - Nathan Lyon and Jason Behrendorff in, they replace Adam Zamp and Nathan Coulter-Nile. We aren't really bothered about how the crowd react (to Smith and Warner). Every game is crucial and we can't take any game lightly.'
14.38 IST: Playing XIs:
England: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff
14.32 IST: TOSS -- Eoin Morgan has won the toss and England will bowl first
Brief preview: The last time England lost two straight anywhere was in January 2017, in India. The last time England lost two straight at home was in September 2015, against Australia at Lord's. It just so happens England plays defending champion Australia at Lord's on Tuesday in the World Cup, determined to recover from an upset loss to Sri Lanka last Friday. "We tend to come back aggressively, it's been a strong point of ours," captain Eoin Morgan says. Indeed. After their first setback in the group stage against Pakistan, the England lineup defeated Bangladesh five days later. [Read full preview]