Ton of Paine for England


Tim Paine

Victory in this day-night fixture on Thursday left world champions Australia 6-0 up and on course to complete the first ever 7-0 clean sweep in a bilateral series in Sunday’s finale at Durham’s Riverside ground.

Paine’s 111 was the cornerstone of Australia’s 296 for eight as the holders continued to warm-up in style for next week’s start of the Champions Trophy tournament in South Africa.
England, chasing 299 to win, collapsed to 60 for four inside 15 overs. They were eventually dismissed for 185, with nine overs to spare as they suffered their 11th heaviest defeat, in terms of runs, in 517 one-day internationals (ODIs).

No England batsman made more than number eight Tim Bresnan’s 31 not out.

Wicket-keeper Paine, an opener in the one-day format, reached three figures in only his seventh match at this level.

Together with Michael Hussey (65), Paine - who only made his one-day international debut against Scotland in Edinburgh last month - put on 163 for the third wicket after the duo came together with Australia 40 for two.

SCORE BOARD

AUSTRALIA

Watson b Anderson    4
Paine c Prior b Mascarenhas    111
Ponting c Sidebottom b Anderson    6
M Hussey c Denly b Swann    65
Ferguson b Anderson    6
White c Denly b Anderson    35
Hopes c Strauss b Sidebottom    38
Lee (run out)    0
Hauritz (not out)    1
Siddle (not out)    8

Extras (B-1, LB-7, W-14)     22
Total (for 8 wkts, 50 overs)    296

Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-40, 3-203, 4-06, 5-220, 6-273, 7-281, 8-288.

Bowling: Anderson 10-0-55-4, Sidebottom 9-0-65-1, Mascarenhas 10-0-49-1, Bresnan 9-0-60-0, Swann 10-0-48-1, Bopara 2-0-11-0.

ENGLAND

Strauss c Paine b Lee    0
Denly c Lee b Hopes    25
Bopara (run out)    24
Prior (run out)    6
Shah c Watson b Hopes    23
Morgan c Hussey b Bracken    23
Mascarenhas b Hopes    11
Bresnan (not out)    31
Swann b Bracken    12
Sidebottom b Siddle    15
Anderson b Lee    1

Extras (LB-3, W-8, NB-3)    14
Total (all out, 41 overs)     185

Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-45, 3-59, 4-60, 5-100, 6-114, 7-125, 8-159, 9-182.

Bowling: Brett Lee 8-0-48-2, Nathan Bracken 10-0-42-2, Peter Siddle 8-1-22-1, James Hopes 9-0-32-3, Nathan Hauritz 6-0-38-0.

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