Jonny Bairstow gets treatment. Hamstrings, groin, cramp? He sprinted again for a second run and has been on the ground ever since.
11th on: England 63-0 (Roy 39, Bairstow 21) "I'll say emphatically," said Reg Gorczynski, "Thank God, Vince is not (was not) out." Roy's recovery undoubtedly saved England's World Cup no matter what happens. from now on. "
I can check from timestamps that he sent it to Roy casually hit Nathan Lyon's first ball for six. Dead straight, front leg unobstructed, golf swing in the line of a complete ball. Pow.
A few singles later, and a reverse scan hit as hard as possible, the floor for four. The extra cost is 13. The best pair in England is back.
10th on: England 50-0 (Roy 27, Bairstow 20) They start working with Behrendorff a little more comfortably now, with Roy leading a couple through the covers among a few singles. If you think I'm wrong about Roy, look at this. The one on the right was that whiplash.
9th on: England 44-0 (Roy 23, Bairstow 18) Pat Cummins almost shaves a girl. Bowls almost a girl. Deserves to play with a girl. Roy saw in two at one stage. Pings a bouncer in front of his scone. The block on the stumps. But from the last ball, Roy manages to make it disappear and finds a gap for four. He will take England to this total. I call him now.
8th on: England 40-0 (Roy 19, Bairstow 18) Behrendorff tries to sneak through the pads and throws all its appeal for everything to work. He spreads his arms and almost prevents Roy from going to the previous stage. Not outside. Bairstow reacts with a fierce right-footed shot that goes behind the pitcher and under his ground attempt. Four.
"Knowing that it is possible that it is raining around 5 pm, are there traces or racing scenarios that England has to take into account? if the game is shortened or have we passed this stage with a spare day? Or are mathematics too difficult to deal with Zaltzman-esque? Sincerely, John Norris.
John, as long as we get 20 points, we have a match and there is no need to come back tomorrow. I do not have the DLS score in front of me, but England would be well ahead of the game. It's not as simple as the required rate, but they already have a head start on the required rate. They could be behind and always in front of DLS as they have ten wickets in hand. The DLS rate will increase as counters are lost, but not much for the first two wickets and more and more heavily for wickets five, six and more.
7th on: England 33-0 (Roy 19, Bairstow 12) There is a contrast. Cummins passes his first shot, tight against the stumps and leaving no room for maneuver. Throw a good short ball that makes Bairstow tap dancing. The only tracks come from the last ball, pushed through the cover for two. Warner gets some pepper from the crowd as he walks towards the rope.
6th on: England 31-0 (Roy 19, Bairstow 10) It's … what … huh? I do not know how to describe that. To our knowledge, there is no shot that looks like him. Starc bowls on the outside of the stump of the leg. Roy grabs himself for whipping and whipping, but with a wrist twist in a helicopter, as if I took Dhoni's shot, but then we turn it 45 degrees beyond the point. It's quite casual, just barely looking to connect. But the ball rises too far back and there is no short border today, but it flies over the man in the depths and beyond the second row of fences.
It was … extraordinary.
And considering that Bairstow had already thrown the first backhand ball for four with a well cut shot, very profitable.
5th on: England 19-0 (Roy 13, Bairstow 5) England is even more bellicose against Behrendorff than against Starc. Both drummers are very vigilant with respect to the inswinger, they play right and just push it up to the leg where they can for a run or two.
"Personally, I do not think we should even try to get 224," writes Kim Thonger. "Better to have a strong and unbroken partnership of more than 150 people, using the 50 excesses allocated as Ashes' statement of intent."
It is really very ash today, despite the colorful kit. A gray and cloudy sky, Hollies full of a good voice, a little swing, quality fast bowlers making life difficult for everyone.
4th on: England 16-0 (Roy 11, Bairstow 4) That's what Roy is doing, although Starc fed him with a full ball that sank easily. Four points to start the round is a big help though, and when Starc over-corrects, Roy finds a couple more at midwicket. Starc immediately understood, letting the drummer guess the marrow, mixing the length. But it's the last ball on the board where Roy really takes control. It's not a bad ball, but it gets up on the back foot and strikes through an extra blanket for four. It's just like that. At the rear of a 90-mile-an-hour, he nevertheless timed it with ease that seems total. What a difference Jason Roy makes.
3rd on: England 6-0 (Roy 1, Bairstow 4) Hmm, that's a bit of what I'm not sure. Behrendorff had a good shot and Bairstow was beaten once, but he also dropped the ball without really trying to score. Conceding the girls to the bowlers of the other team gives them too much control. It's a delicate line, of course, but it seems to me that England's best chance to avoid any incident is that this pair starts with the confidence it has been so successful in the past.
2nd on: England 6-0 (Roy 1, Bairstow 4) Steve Waugh has framed the Australians and now, Mitchell Starc has a red towel hanging on the back of his pants. Coincidence? You decide.
Starc is Australia, if they can save this game. He begins to hit the target, his left arm to Roy and his hands on the stumps for the first four balls. The fourth cut Roy in two and sinks into the back of his thigh. The fifth slides along the leg for a wide. This is the only result of the year.
1st on: England 5-0 (Roy 1, Bairstow 4) And then, that the hunt begins. Jason Behrendorff has the ball at the end of the city. He took five wickets against England just a few weeks ago, passing one to James Vince to start his day. But Jason Roy is now his opponent, and after a few delivery attempts that move only a fraction, Roy misses a third chance. Bairstow takes width and hangs across the cover. Bright start.
I do not know why I got more emails today: you want Marina Hyde to be OBO, or Liam Plunkett to be Irish. Both were a deluge. You would not have thought that the Irish could feel underrepresented in Eoin Morgan's team, but that's it.
Listen, very well – by the end of the summer, Marina will have installed an OBO in Cork, if that prevents you from missing you.
England must chase 224 for a place in the World Cup final
They did the work, the house side. Half, anyway. It did not seem so hard to beat there, but they just had wickets early in the day and put pressure on Australia, and despite some excellent partnerships in defiance, the batterers were still coming from too far.
Smith was at the heart of this resistance with 85, and beautifully built with Carey (46), entertainingly with Maxwell (22) and desperately with Starc (29).
England ran though, Woakes and Archer were immaculate early and came back for valuable spells later, while Rashid went in the middle and hit three times.
Woakes had 3 for 20, Archer 2 for 32 and Rashid 3 for 54, while Wood recovered a bonus wicket at the end.
So, what's going on? Does England attack this total in its usual style? You hope so. They will let themselves go to trouble if they pay too much attention. But weak lawsuits can play tricks on the battering teams, where an equal score could leave them clearer in their minds.
The great Australian hope is Mitchell Starc. He was devastating in the second innings and guess what Australia eliminated England two weeks ago? 221.
A different time, a different place, but this pursuit will not be easy.
COUNTER! Behrendorff b Wood 1 (Australia out of 223)
49th on: Australia 223-10 (Lyon 1) Everything is finished! Complete, straight, good enough. Behrendorff plays about a third of each of the four different moves on this ball, and none of them has been needed. Wood lights the stumps like a festive cigar.
48th on: Australia 218-9 (Lyon 1, Behrendorff 0) Almost another exit, as Lyon strikes and runs to the point, but Archer misses the pitch. This is the only score of a player who also brought two wickets. Woakes has 3 for 20 from eight.
Emails from Ruairi O. Heir instruct me. I would never dare to oppose this name, nothing more than Gaelic. "When the Normans came to Ireland in the 12th century, some of them were named" Blanchet "and" Plunkett "was what the Irish could do best to pronounce it. This means that the name of Cate Blanchett is really Catriona Plunkett … "
Beautiful bowling, Ruairi.
COUNTER! Starc Buttler b Woakes 29 (Australia 217-9)
Two in two balls! Does Buttler have a hat trick? Starc took strike during this period. He's aiming for another huge order, but only tickles her when she looks at her. The two members of the Australian resistance are gone.
COUNTER! Smith at the end of Buttler 85 (Australia 217-8)
Buttler's brilliant work behind the stumps. Smith drops the ball near his feet and starts running. Buttler pulls behind the stumps, picks it up and throws the stubs of non-attackers with a thumb to spare! Not a century ago for the former captain of Australia today. Beautiful field.
47th on: Australia 217-7 (Smith 85, Starc 29) Starc smacks cleverly, knocking Wood into the depths of the leg twice and returning for two.
46th on: Australia 210-7 (Smith 83, Starc 24) Chris Woakes returns to try to close the sleeves. Some other singles and this partnership goes up to 44. The last top ball hits Smith on the pad, closes, slips into an outside corner and hits the edge to hit him over the knee roll. England scans the shots on goal and the rebuild indicates that it is the call of the referee, the ball may eventually graze or break the ball.
45th on: Australia 206-7 (Smith 82, Starc 22) A big liquidation of Starc, and it's going on the ground for six! It's a way to start again. Clean the straight road in Plunkett air. The drummers exchange singles, then Plunkett slides in a wide. Starc plays squad and runs away in the second run, but just as well because Smith leaves early, gets ready for the slowest ball and goes to four.
Many people complain in emails that this bowler does not carry an English name, but an Irish one. I was thinking of Plunkett's bit rather than Liam's bit. I can only hear it in a Yorkshire accent. Be that as it may, Australians living in settlements can not distinguish our Scots from our Welsh from our Dutch. All of this is part of the white colonial mishmash.
44th on: Australia 192-7 (Smith 77, Starc 14) There is the limit! Starc likes to drive straight, so when Wood gets up, he does it exactly. Halfway, the ball passes inside its line and goes to the fence. Starc strikes the ball just as gently while training, but this time he goes directly to midwicket inside the circle. There is a wide, then a simple while Starc releases a full balloon and Smith is on the lookout for luck. This partnership is now 26 years old.
43rd on: Australia 186-7 (Smith 77, Starc 9) Plunkett to Starc, who is shooting for a race. Smith signed a ripped single and could have been exhausted on the non-striker side, but Root missed the striker. Smith tries to find a method against the slower balls of Plunkett, and ends up arming his wrists to place a pretty point cut back. But the field of action of England is well defined and the man of the depths stops to stop it. The last limit came from Maxwell in the 34th.
42nd on: Australia 181-7 (Smith 74, Starc 7) Wood to Starc, and Smith immediately calls to run when the ball pulls on the pad of the thigh of Starc. Finally, Smith retaliated. But he can not be bequeathed in the same way. The pair gets a few singles go. Australia is struggling to make 200 at this rate.
41st on: Australia 176-7 (Smith 73, Starc 5) Liam Plunkett, such a strong English name and such solid English. Starc hits the field several times, misses the swish several times and blocks one on his stumps. Finally, tip an edge for a run of the last ball.
Abhinav Dutta writes: "This one goes beyond the offices of Guardian to reach the territory of the sublime or the pervert, according to Zizek's mood. It would be nice to read Slavoj's hairy bear sniffing after all. through Hegel, Lacan and Marx. I wonder when or what he thinks fit to be a pure cricket denial. The blows of Glenn Maxwell overlap both the sublime and the perverse; that I risk Zizek will turn into an exegesis of the hype factory of the cricket industry. "
I wonder if we can make the connection with our Guggenheim correspondent earlier. The art and philosophy of cricket. Yuzvendra Chagall, someone?
40th on: Australia 175-7 (Smith 73, Starc 4) This is Mark Wood. It's not as hard to hit as Archer was, and Smith gets up to pilot a couple of right back foot under the sweeper's hood and picks up one. Starc quite easily guides a race to the third man. The number 9 Australian will not hold too long, I do not imagine.
39th on: Australia 171-7 (Smith 70, Starc 3) Smith is happy to give Starc a lot of shots against Archer, taking the singles as they show up. Starc slice by itself, then cut two square tracks later. Good shot. Can beats. Holds the record of the greatest number of six in a test run at the CWM, in fact. Seven, I think it was?
Archer goes out with 2 for 32 of his ten.
I hope David Murray feels better than it was a quarter of an hour ago when he wrote, "I can not stand it. I know we're fine, but even if we go out one of these guys (Smith or Maxwell), I know Cummins and Lyon will come in and get points. The England team will not like me, but I'm ready to reach an agreement with the powers in place: win today and the nice Kiwi boys will be able to participate in the final. Can you please forward my offer to the appropriate channels. "
Offer canceled? Smith is still there …
38th on: Australia 166-7 (Smith 68, Starc 0) Adil Rashid. He did not have the best tournament, at times seemed uncomfortable with his shoulder, but achieved the most eloquent performance of today. With the number 95 on the back, one can only assume that in tribute to Tino Best, he picks at Starc, jostling him with a ruse that turns beyond the trunk. Again, with the same result, the southpaw came back on his stumps and tried to defend them.
COUNTER! Cummins c Root b Rashid 6 (Australia 166-7)
That's it! The extinction does not come from Archer, but from Rashid! The leggie draws another. Cummins recoils, trying to cut, but only gets a small upper right edge to slide. Turn and bounce.
37th on: Australia 165-6 (Smith 67, Cummins 6) Morgan is guarding Archer, trying to put out that Australian run now. Good captaincy. Do not let them build a rearguard. But Cummins handles Archer pretty well, doing some shopping, peeking at two and playing softly enough that an attacking edge does not bring the thrower back to a slower ball.
36th on: Australia 161-6 (Smith 67, Cummins 2) Right then. It's Smith and Cummins. Remember, the pair that pushed England to submit to the Brisbane test it is not so long ago? Cummins is not afraid of wasting time, it's more his style than the crash-bang. They collect four Rashid singles.
I'll tell you what, the Marina Hyde OBO becomes wild support. My inbox is in full collapse. Someone calls Kath Viner and tells her what people want. We can create a separate subset of the Guardian fan model and launch it as soon as it reaches a target.
35th on: Australia 157-6 (Smith 65, Cummins 0) Archer was lucky enough to take this wicket because he launched two very high bouncers in a row that were called wide. If Maxwell expected the ball to be at full speed, then it worked. Smart bowling. The World Cup has been frustrating for Maxwell and for those who love his job. Many interviews, never a complete picture, after his excellent months preceding this tournament.
Archer 2 for 23 off eight.
COUNTER! Maxwell c Morgan b Archer 22
Archer gets his man! Not as you would have thought. The back of a length, and Maxwell tries to make the sensible thing with the almost finished, defend himself from the back foot. But Archer launches a smart jar, and he sticks to the ball, slowing considerably. Maxwell is ahead and the ball bounces to cover. Oh dear.
34th on: Australia 152-5 (Smith 63, Maxwell 21) Nice photo of Maxwell! He has such a speed of typing when he goes to the ball. Rashid hits over midwicket, but a piece of Bairstow's regularly staged limit saves twice. Rashid, however, does not take up the challenge well, letting himself slide down and letting Maxwell pump a more violent squared player for four! Then he cuts, hard, covered, but again, the sweeper saves. Maxwell loves spin, or takes the chance to have as much as he can.
33rd on: Australia 144-5 (Smith 62, Maxwell 14) Archer resumes, and I do not know if he's deliberate, but Smith picks up the first five balls of the end. I can not beat the field twice and Archer beats the edge another time. Maxwell plays again sensibly and removes a single from his only delivery.
"Is it possible to get a Marina Hyde OBO?", Asks Ravikiran Ramakrishnan. Or at least a MBM? Imagine she doing the MBM for this England-Cameroon match, or even the American semi-finals … "
I'll tell you what, I hope. I'm going to launch that in the chain of command. I saw Marina in the guardian lobby a few weeks ago, but I was too disappointed to say hello.
May I just say that during the glass break, Henry Moeran, the young and talented producer of Test Match Special, tries his hand at the cricket bat guitar? It turns out that he can also play the guitar because he tears a mighty solo before putting his hair back in place and back up the stairs to keep the radio commentary on track. Talented people, hey?
32nd on: Australia 142-5 (Smith 61, Maxwell 13) Rashid to Smith. Tease him once. Tease him twice. A lot of loop. A googly. Smith ends up working a single fine. Maxwell on strike, and he's going to town for six! I did not jump up to that one, I just saw that the length was long enough and that we took a big step forward, and with the middle in the circle, I did not hesitate to give to the ball all he has. It hovers over the fence. Then Maxwell proves his temper by defending the last two balls. Drinks
31st on: Australia 135-5 (Smith 60, Maxwell 7) Let's go, let's go Immediately Morgan brings Archer back to Maxwell's bowl. They want to target him again with the short ball. A couple of normal length, then the first shorter. Maybe a slower ball? Maxwell chooses it and nails it for four! Shot through midwicket. Archer starts playing again. Wheels on that one! It sizzles at the height of the helmet, and Maxwell sketches early and often. It's a little cricket today.
30th over: Australia 130-5 (Smith 59, Maxwell 3) Rashid bowls and it's cutting edge! Suddenly, the shorts are bubbling with pure terror. Maxwell's edge goes down and crashed for a couple, then there is a similar shot for a single.
"An inspired captain's piece that helped change course," writes Robin Hazlehurst. "Rob was obviously scoring a bit after that good start, but you're brought in and a double breakthrough is immediately there. It is obviously logical to keep you for the moment, but I wonder if the skipper should consider giving a few postponements to someone from the left field to break this partnership if it sounds dangerous. Emma John, tell? Do you have any idea what strategy will be in the second run?
What would be the equivalent of Matthew Wade bowling for OBO? George Monbiot? Can we recover Charlie Brooker? I'll tell you what, I subscribed for a decade to read Marina Hyde's summary.
29th on: Australia 127-5 (Smith 58, Maxwell 1) Smith takes a corset and then a simple one. Maxwell has a heartbeat world-wide, but it soothes the fears of the first hour by removing Stokes a sober and sensible single of his tablets. On strike, Steve Smith decides to set the tempo himself with a glorious blanket to four.
Rob Smyth just sent me a yellow warning from the Met Office, which looks awful.
28th on: Australia 118-5 (Smith 50) Smith evoked his half-century in the midst of all this chaos. Glenn Maxwell comes down the middle after the ball's last ball. Rashid was fighting, was hit, but suddenly he's 2 for 31 out of five.
COUNTER! Stoinis lbw Rashid 0 (Australia 118-5)
He was given! Great appeal of Rashid, it was a performance like Les Miserables just before the intermission. He turned around, ran to the referee and knelt down in front of Dharmasena, imploring him. Marius to Cosette. A slider who slid and hit Stoinis banging in front. A little strong but the recovery says yes to the call of the referee. Australia has had no review to challenge it anyway.
COUNTER! Carey c Vince (sub) b Rashid 46 (Australia 117-4)
Rashid gets the breakthrough! One of which England was thirsty. Anxiety rose at every passage on the ground. I became sotto voce complaints about [adjective] Australians of passing colleagues. But here it is. Carey advances towards Rashid and, for reasons that he knows well, tries a big loft on the side of the legs with men in the depths. Vince replaces himself on the field and installs himself at the deep midwicket for a fairly simple catch.
27th on: Australia 118-3 (Smith 48, Carey 46) Stokes continues since the end of the city for a quiet evening. Smith slips a single to a third man to raise the number of partners by 50, then Carey pulls two or three lengths on the side of the legs. He played so well.
26th on: Australia 113-3 (Smith 47, Carey 44) That's right, today is Rob and me with the old roshambo. In my mind, it means a kind of dance where we play in turn, but I was not sure I knew and I googled. Apparently, it's a game where two people hit each other in the crotch. I hope the next 50 steps will be more enjoyable than that.
Poor Adil Rashid is rather surprised by Carey during the balloon sweep in the middle of the midwicket for four. Throw one ball out of two plus a wide ball from the first, which is a double number for Rash.
25th on: Australia 103-3 (Smith 44, Carey 38) A broad of Plunkett takes Australia to three figures. They almost got stealthy in this game. England is always on top, but right.
That's all for me. Geoff Lemon will be with you for the next few hours – thank you for sending him an email to Geoff.Lemon@theguardian.com or tweet @ GeoffLemonSport. See you later for England.
24th on: Australia 98-3 (Smith 42, Carey 37) I am not sure about Rashid today. The ball does not turn, his self-confidence is weak and so far he has been betrayed with ease. England has six bowlers, so they are not as dependent on him as they could be. A reversal of Stokes gives Smith an extra run. England is not at the rendezvous, but some drafts emerged during the last half hour. That said, Australia's reaction to a crisis – and, in Carey's case, to a mutilated jaw – has been so impressive.
"I'm at Peggy Guggenheim in Venice, the exhibition Jean ARP explains how" the rhapsodic evocation of a creative art with a life of its own, "says Tim Woollias. "It's as if he knew the disappointment of a Smith / Carey reconstruction after three old wickets."
23rd on: Australia 92-3 (Smith 37, Carey 36) Carey offers four extra blankets to Plunkett, a magnificent shot of a player who has been a revelation of this tournament. Smith then flashes Plunkett this away from Stokes in the back. Ce n’était pas une chance, bien que le visage de Stokes suggère qu’il soit agacé par son incapacité à plonger de cinq mètres en avant, à tendre un bras télescopique et à le saisir de son petit doigt.
"En 1984, Colin Dredge, le démon de Frome, était le principal preneur de guichet de Somerset contre Warwickshire lors de la Coupe Benson & Hedges", explique Kim Thonger. "Je suis assez confiant que la mère de Colin l'aurait appelée Dredgebaston ce jour-là, même si Somerset a perdu et que ses chiffres étaient de 2 pour 66 contre 11".