Tag Ashes 2010-11
Jonathan Trott is Australia's biggest nemesis. He made his international debut in Ashes test series in 2009 and scored a century that gave England their beloved urn back at home. Then, last month, Trott was once again one of the prolific scorer from England helping them win a test series in Australia after 26 long years and today, Trott once again stood like a rock to deny Australia a series defining win at Adelaide Oval..
3 wins out of first three one dayers, Aussies could have wrapped up the Commonwealth bank 7 ODI series today had Jonathan Trott not scored his maiden ODI century against the arch rivals. Coming in to bat in 3rd over when captain Andrew Strauss had wasted his chance after winning a good toss on a flat Adelaide pitch, Trott added vital 113 runs with Matt Prior who played a significant ODI innings after a long time, scoring brisk half century. Leg spinner Steven Smith got introduced into the attack and he dismissed Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell a delivery apart to deaccelerate England progress but Eoin Morgan made sure England don't fall into trap. Both Trott and Morgan were out to David Hussey who finished with 4 wickets in just 4 overs but Paul Collingwood's attacking run a ball 27 collected 46 runs from batting powerplay which made sure England set a solid target of 300 for home team to chase.
Australians were off to a scratchy start. Brad Haddin made 20 off just 16 balls but he never looked comfortable. Shane watson was taking his time from other end but dismissal of Shaun Marsh forced him to take attacking role. With captain Michael Clarke, Watson added valuable 54 runs to set some kind of playform for the big chase but England bowlers were giving nothing away and their captain continued to keep fielders at single saving positions. Cameron White made unimpressive 44. Steven Smith and Brett Lee did some heroics towards the end, making a partnership of 77 from last 10 overs but asking run rate was already out of their grasp.
Man of the match = Jonathan Trott.
Scorecard : Australia v England, 4th ODI, Adelaide, 26 January 2011 :-