England v Australia, 6th ODI, Trent Bridge Match Highlights

September 18th, 2009 Posted in Australia, England, Match Highlights, NatWest Series, One Day Match

Scoreline : Australia 296 for 8 (Paine 111, Hussey 65, Anderson 4-55) beat England 185 (Hopes 3-32) by 111 runs

Strauss: “It was a horror show with the bat. The crowd’s frustrated, and there’s none more frustrated than I am. As your confidence erodes, more errors creep in. You’ve got to keep playing positive but we haven’t done that tonight and we were well beaten. Our performances have been consistently bad, and we have the Champions Trophy with the same squad, so we need to deliver. Graham Onions might play in Durham. It’s not a nice position to be in right now, and I hope we realise it’s a chance for us to move forward.”

Ponting: “Another good performance, the total was always going to be a good one. It was good to see Paine play so well, great to see him get his first century. Hussey, White and Hopes did a good job as well. The idea of Siddle coming in as well as Hopes was to give the guys some time out in the middle ahead of the Champions trophy. We pride ourselves on the fielding, and I was glad it went well today. We’re back at No.1, we keep testing and challenging ourselves but we need to win in Durham to stay there.”

Paine, unsurprisingly, is the Man of the Match: “It’s a dream come true. I capitalised on the start today and I was rapt, though I was a bit of nervous in the 90s.. My job is to bat for long periods and rotate the strike. It always helps to have the experience of Hussey at the other end.”



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