White's ton blacks out England


Australia, chasing 229 for victory under the Rose Bowl floodlights on Wednesday, finished on 230 for four with nine balls to spare. White made 105 before he hit Luke Wright to Ryan Sidebottom at mid-off with Australia needing nine runs off 16 balls for victory.

Together with stand-in skipper Michael Clarke (52), he shared a stand of 143 after Australia had been 52 for two.

Australia’s bowlers had restricted England to 228 for nine, with medium-pacer Shane Watson taking three wickets for 36 runs as the hosts top-order again failed to fire.
England were indebted to a ninth-wicket stand of 40 in 41 deliveries between Bresnan, 31 not out, and Sidebottom (24).

Score board

ENGLAND
Strauss c Clarke b Hauritz    63
Bopara c Hopes b Bracken    10
Prior c Hopes b Johnson    0
Shah lbw Johnson    8
Collingwood c Bracken b Watson    28
Morgan c Johnson b Lee    43
Wright c Voges b Hopes    9
Bresnan (not out)    31
Swann lbw Watson    3
Sidebottom c White b Watson    24
Extras: (LB-1, W-4, NB-4)    9
Total: (for 9 wkts, 50 overs)    228
Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-41, 3-62, 4-98, 5-132, 6-147, 7-183, 8-188, 9-228.
Bowling: Brett Lee 9-1-58-1, Nathan Bracken 10-0-36-1, Mitchell Johnson 10-1-39-2, James Hopes 7-0-34-1, Nathan Hauritz 6-0-24-1, Watson 8-0-36-3.
AUSTRALIA
Watson lbw Anderson    7
Paine lbw Collingwood    29
White c Sidebottom b Wright    105
Clarke b Swann    52
Ferguson (not out)    20
Hussey (not out)    8
Extras (B-1, LB-2, W-6)    9
Total (for 4 wkts, 48.3 overs)    230
Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-52, 3-195, 4-220.
Bowling: James Anderson 9.3-1-52-1, Ryan Sidebottom 10-1-39-0, Bresnan 10-1-46-0, Paul Collingwood 7-0-39-1, Wright 7-1-16-1, Gramme Swann 5-0-35-1. 

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