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England vs Australia, 2nd ODI Match Summary

ENG vs AUS, 2018 - ODI Summary

England vs Australia Scorecard
Match Ended   
342/8 (50.0/50)
304 (47.1/50)
England beat Australia by 38 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Jason Roy
ENG 342/8
Bat Top Batsmen
120 (108)
  • 12x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 111.11SR
91 (70)
  • 8x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 130SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
AUS 304/10
Bat Top Batsmen
131 (116)
  • 10x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 112.93SR
46 (42)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 109.52SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 5.78
ECON 8.75
That ends the second ODI. Australia were not at their best today either but they fought hard towards the end, riding on Shaun Marsh's century. They have not won a bilateral ODI series since beating Pakistan at home in January 2017. Since then, they have lost 0-2 to New Zealand, 1-4 to India and 1-4 to England. Can they keep the series alive in Nottingham? Join us on Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 at 1400 local (1300 GMT) for the third ODI. In the meanwhile, you can catch all the action from the second Windies-Sri Lanka Test as well, going on in St. Lucia. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
JASON ROY HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH FOR HIS 120. Feels relieved to get out of the low-scoring rut. Stresses that there is never any complacency in the English dressing room and every player looks to play well every game. Adds that he was happy to play anchor when Jonny Bairstow was going great guns. On the opening partnership, Roy wishes that there is a consistent opening pair rather than the constant chopping and changing but is quick to admit that he enjoys batting anywhere and with anyone.
Victorious England captain, Jos Buttler, admits that England have won by a good margin but they had to fight hard. Praises Adil Rashid for bowling well at the death when batsmen were going after him and also Plunkett who impressed with a 4-fer. On Jason Roy's knock, he admires the way he paced his innings and reckons England could have got more but Australia bowled well at the death. Is enjoying captaincy but also feels it is a double-edged sword. Is proud of his unit and aims to go 3-0 up at Nottingham.
Australian captain, Tim Paine, feels that 343 was not too many to chase. He says that this can be seen from the way Shaun Marsh played and stitched a wonderful stand from Ashton Agar. Rues the fact that Marsh could not get enough batting partners and reckons that the southpaw can still play a lot of cricket for Australia. Admits that one of the frontline batsmen could have played a bit more and helped Marsh take the team over the line. Is confident that if this side plays at its best, it can still beat England. On being asked about his fitness, Paine says that he is fine now.
Earlier in the day, Australia elected to bowl on an overcast morning but did not bowl well at all. They were forced to play in wet conditions and could not quite adjust to the same. They came back towards the end to keep England to 342, which could otherwise have seen them rocket to 380. Stay tuned for the presentation.
Not exactly hard for England today but they will feel they could have done better. The bowlers did the hard part by reducing Australia to 110/4 and then would have thought the challenge is over after Maxwell was gone. But then they struggled to bowl consistently during the Agar-Marsh partnership before doing well at the death. Plunkett picked up 4 wickets and was the pick of the bowlers while Rashid's 3 at the death brought England back into the game. Do not forget Moeen Ali's economical 2/47 which stifled the Aussies.
Once again, the top order of the Aussies did not turn up. It just looks odd with three left-handers batting in that top three and England exposed the chink. Travis Head looks out of sorts, D'Arcy Short was struggling big time while Shaun Marsh struggled early on. Stoinis and Finch's indifferent form is not helping them either. Even from this position, the lower middle order took them to 300. Just imagine what could happen if the top order contributes more.
So, a victory which never really looked in doubt after England made 342. But Australia did give them a scare. They looked down at out at 110/4 but the 54-run stand between Marsh and Maxwell followed by the 96-run partnership between Marsh and Agar gave the visiting side some hope. However, in the end, England were good enough to brush aside the threats.
Liam Plunkett To Jhye Richardson OUT!
OUT! That ends the game. Plunkett finishes with four wickets. A length ball outside off, slower in pace, Jhye Richardson heaves it towards long on where Jason Roy comes running in and takes a brilliant diving catch. ENGLAND WIN BY 38 RUNS AND GO 2-0 UP!!!
Over 47 : 304/9
9 Runs
    K. Richardson
    0 (1)
    J. Richardson
    2 (2)
    A. Rashid
    Adil Rashid To Kane Richardson
    Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
    Adil Rashid To Jhye Richardson
    Another googly, outside off, Jhye opens the face of his bat and steers it through point for a single.
    Kane Richardson walks in now.
    Adil Rashid To Andrew Tye OUT!
    OUT! 100 ODI WICKETS FOR ADIL RASHID! Becomes only the second England spinner after Graeme Swann (104) to reach this landmark. It is reached in the form of a googly which Tye looks to slog out of the park. However, he can only find Sam Billings at the wide long on fence. England are just a wicket away from a 2-0 series lead.
    Adil Rashid To Andrew Tye
    Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a couple.
    Adil Rashid To Andrew Tye
    FOUR! In the air, could have been caught but Mark Wood has not picked it! A short ball, on middle, Tye pulls this towards deep square leg where Wood is stationed. However, the sun is in his eyes and he fails to pick the ball. Moves away from it and the ball lands in front of the ropes.
    Adil Rashid To Andrew Tye
    Full and outside off, Tye gets down to play the slog sweep but is done in by the googly. He skies it high in the air but three fielders running for the catch cannot get there. Rashid finally gets to the ball and the batsmen take two.
    Over 46 : 295/8
    5 Runs
      A. Tye
      2 (2)
      J. Richardson
      1 (1)
      L. Plunkett
      Liam Plunkett To Andrew Tye
      Full and outside off, Tye backs away and hammers it but straight to mid off. Would have been run out had the fielder hit the stumps at the bowler's end but he misses and Andrew gets a single.
      Liam Plunkett To Jhye Richardson
      Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
      Jhye Richardson walks in now.
      Liam Plunkett To Shaun Marsh OUT!
      OUT! Done in by the slower one! Plunkett has made a mess of Marsh's stumps. Bowls a lovely delivery, full and swinging in, Marsh looks to flick but is done in by the lack of pace on that one. He misses and the ball disturbs the stumps. End of an innings which started sluggishly, then picked up momentum when no one was watching and in the end, gave his side some hope - worthy of an applause. Well played, Shaun Marsh. 131 from 116 balls. Australia need 50 from 26 balls.
      Liam Plunkett To Andrew Tye
      Full and on middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
      Andrew Tye walks in next.
      Liam Plunkett To Tim Paine OUT!
      OUT! Caught next ball! The dropped chance barely matters. A short ball, on middle, Paine swivels and pulls it straight into the throat of Adil Rashid at long leg. He does not drop it. Paine is frustrated with himself. England will breathe with even more relief. Australia might have been dreaming about a win but now, everything depends solely on Marsh. 51 more needed from 28 balls.
      Liam Plunkett To Tim Paine
      DROPPED! Will this prove costly? A length ball outside off, Paine backs away and then slices the ball high in the air. Moeen Ali covers a lot of ground from backward point, gets to the ball, takes the catch, only to palm it down! Two runs taken.
      Liam Plunkett is back for another burst.
      Over 45 : 290/6
      9 Runs
        S. Marsh
        131 (115)
        T. Paine
        13 (9)
        A. Rashid
        Adil Rashid To Shaun Marsh
        Another googly, Marsh punches it through the covers where the fielder slides and allows it through, before Willey slides near the fence to keep the batsmen to two. Three braces in that over. The stand is worth 30 from 16 balls.
        Adil Rashid To Tim Paine
        Googly and a yorker - a combination which is very difficult to find - but Rashid does and Paine somehow squirts it through mid off for one.
        Adil Rashid To Shaun Marsh
        Dropped short, pulled through square leg for a run.
        Adil Rashid To Tim Paine
        On middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
        Adil Rashid To Tim Paine
        Outside off, this time Tim goes inside out, over cover and gets two more. 58 more needed from 34 balls. Paine moves to 11 from 7 balls.
        Match Info
        • Venue Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
        • Weather Sunny
        • Toss Australiawon the toss and elected to field
        • Result England beat Australia by 38 runs
        • Player of the Match Jason Roy
        • Umpire Alex Wharf (ENG), Marais Erasmus (SA) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
        • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
        Match Notes
        • Innings Break: England 342/8 in 50.0 overs
        • Power play 3 (41-50): England 342/8 (89 runs, 4 wickets)
        • England 300/5 in 44.5 overs
        • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 42 balls between J Buttler (36) and S Billings (11)
        • J Buttler 16th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 38 balls (3x4) (2x6)
        • Power play 2 (11-40): England 253/4 (197 runs, 3 wickets)
        • England 250/4 in 39.3 overs
        • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 44 balls between J Roy (26) and J Buttler (27)
        • J Roy 5th ODI Hundred: 101 runs in 97 balls (9x4) (2x6)
        • England 201/3 in 31.4 overs
        • Rain Stoppage: England 184/3 in 30.0 overs
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 53 off 41 balls between J Roy (36) and J Root (16)
        • England 153/2 in 23.5 overs
        • Rain Stoppage: England 149/2 in 23.3 overs
        • J Roy ODI fifty: 50 runs in 52 balls (6x4) (0x6)
        • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 60 balls between J Roy (24) and A Hales (26)
        • Drinks: England 112/1 in 18.0 overs
        • England 101/1 in 16.0 overs
        • Mandatory Powerplay (1-10): England 71/1
        • 1st wkt Partnership: 51 off 41 balls between J Roy (18) and J Bairstow (33)
        • England 51/0 in 6.5 overs
        • D Arcy Short makes his ODI debut for Australia
        • Australia 301/8 in 46.2 overs
        • Australia 251/5 in 41.1 overs
        • Power play 2 (11-40): Australia 236/5 (176 runs, 4 wickets)
        • S Marsh 4th Test Hundred: 101 runs in 95 balls (10x4) (1x6)
        • Australia 200/5 in 35.2 overs
        • Drinks: Australia 189/5 in 34.0 overs
        • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 43 balls between SE Marsh (20) and GJ Maxwell (30)
        • Australia 150/4 in 25.4 overs
        • S Marsh 13th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 54 balls (3x4) (1x6)
        • Australia 103/3 in 19.4 overs
        • Powerplay (1-10): Australia 60/1
        • Australia 52/1 in 9.2 overs
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