3rd Match Group A – Australia vs England Live Score & Updates | AUS vs ENG Live Sat Jun 8, 2013
Match Overview & Live Updates
England’s Stuart Broad (R) reacts after a dropped chance as Australia’s Shane Watson and Phillip Hughes (L) run during the ICC Champions Trophy group A match at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham June 8, 2013. REUTERS/Philip Brown
Group A Match – Australia vs England Live | AUS vs ENG 3rd match live
Ground: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date: Sat Jun 8
Time: 10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 14:30 PKT
Toss: England, who chose to bat
Umpires: HDPK Dharmasena and M Erasmus
TV umpire: BF Bowden
Match referee: ; J Srinath
Reserve Umpire: Aleem Dar
Ian Bell starred as England drew first blood in a marathon sequence of matches against Australia with a 48-run victory over the title-holders in their Champions Trophy opener at Edgbaston on Saturday.
Watch this space for latest updates and match report of the Group A match between Australia and England (AUS and ENG) in Birmingham on 8th June.
“Australia in crisis” was how one respected English newspaper saw it after their disintegration against India in their final Champions Trophy warm-up. An irredeemable batting display saw them bowled out for 65 by India and, to make matters worse, the chronic back complaint that ruled their captain, Michael Clarke out of this match, has yet to respond to treatment.
Australia captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of his side’s opening Champions Trophy match with England on Saturday due to a back problem, Cricket Australia announced on Friday.
Clarke, 32, has already missed Australia’s warm-up games with the West Indies and India, raising concerns about his participation in the Ashes series later this year.
George Bailey will stand in for Clarke with his usual affability. He can take consolation from the fact that the practice match against India will not appear in the official records because of the licence to play more than 11 players, and from a record which has seen Australia win their last six matches, including a 5-0 whitewash of West Indies.
England will find it a welcome change to be playing somebody different from New Zealand. They beat them 2-1 in New Zealand then lost by the same scoreline in England. It is time for a new challenge. It is not to decry New Zealand to observe that for many England fans the summer is about to begin for real.
The Group A 3rd match between Australia vs England is being played at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Sat Jun 8 at 10:30 local in Birmingham, 09:30 GMT and 14:30 PKT in Pakistan.
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Stats and trivia
+Michael Clarke’s attempts to get his back into shape ahead of back-to-back Ashes series included long bushwalks near Berrima in the New South Wales southern highlands with his fitness guru Duncan Kerr.
+Kerr’s other clients include the Australian children entertainers The Wiggles and he even played drums on one of their albums.
+Jos Buttler’s innings against New Zealand had the second highest strike-rate in any ODI of 15 balls or more.
+The only England batsman to have a higher strike-rate in T20 internationals than Buttler is Phil Mustard, the Durham wicketkeeper, and he only played twice.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 3rd match of AUS vs ENG here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read Australia vs England match updates and match report after the match is over.
Australia vs England Squads for 3rd Group A Match
Australia Squad: Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey (vice-capt), David Warner, Shane Watson, Phil Hughes, Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Clint McKay, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty.
England Squad: Alastair Cook (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Chris Woakes
England host the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy from June 6 to 23 with all major eight teams divided in 2 groups.
Australia vs England Live Streaming of 3rd Match of Group A
Several TV companies are offering live telecast of cricket matches on internet, and watching this online is a safe bet if one is not near the television.
Check out the official online websites for live streaming of Australia vs England clash here:
- espnstar.com/live/ (in India only)
- sports.ptv.com.pk/livestreaming.html (in Pakistan only)
- espn.go.com/watchespn/index#sport/cricket/type/upcoming/ (North America)
- youtube.com/user/willow/Custom (Willow tv free official subscription via Youtube)