Sunday stream: Miracle run chase in classic Gabba ODI
Stream a full replay of the second ODI between Australia and England at the Gabba in 2014 in a match that goes down to the wire
15 May 2020, 10:21 AM AEST
It was the day the legend of The Finisher was born and you can re-live every ball.
Cricket fans can enjoy a full replay of the second ODI between Australia and England at the Gabba in early 2014 with a live stream on cricket.com.au and its social media platforms from 2pm AEST on Sunday.
The match is best remembered for its thrilling finish, but there were also some spectacular one-handed catches and a match-turning no-ball incident that make this game one to enjoy all over again.
How to watch
Setting the scene
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke (c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay
England: Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Joe Root, Gary Ballance, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Tim Bresnan, Chris Jordan, Boyd Rankin
Approaching three months since their tour of Australia began, England’s battered cricketers are still chasing their first international win of the summer as they arrive in Brisbane for the second match of a five-game ODI series.
Australia’s historic 5-0 Ashes whitewash was followed by a comfortable victory in the first ODI at the MCG and the news doesn’t get any better for England; their Test tormentor, Mitchell Johnson, returns to the Australian side here having been rested from the series opener.
And he’s back at a ground where the Ashes carnage began almost two months ago, although he’s returned clean shaven and without the moustache that had reached iconic status during the Test summer.
The Australians will again be without the injured Shane Watson as they continue their build towards a World Cup on home soil in 12 months’ time.
Johnson returns alongside Clint McKay and Nathan Coulter-Nile in an all-seam attack complemented by left-armer James Faulkner, who has impressed with that bat as much as with the ball in the past six months.
The Tasmanian enjoyed a golden series in India last October-November, slamming 64 off 29 balls to win the match in Mohali and then hammering a century from No.7 in the order in Bangalore, the fastest ODI hundred ever scored by an Australian male.
There were some bright spots for England in the series opener, with white-ball specialists Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler showing good signs late in their batting innings as England look to find the right formula ahead of next year’s World Cup.
Paceman Chris Jordan also impressed in Melbourne and will again boost a pace attack featuring recent Test debutants Boyd Rankin and Ben Stokes, the allrounder who will bat at No.8 in this match.
But England will be without the enigmatic Kevin Pietersen, who has been rested for the limited-overs leg of this tour as rumours swirl of a rift between the star batsman and coach Andy Flower.