Australia Vs England 2nd ODI

Australia Vs England
ODI Series
Match Details
2nd ODI:  Australia Vs England
Date: 16th June, 2018
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Umpires: Marais Erasmus, Alex Wharf
Toss won by: Australia , elected to field first
 Scorecard Summary
England’s Innings: 342/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.84)
Performers: 
Batting: Jason Roy 120 off 108 balls, Johnny Bairstow 42 off 24 balls, Jose Buttler 91* off 70 balls, Alex Hales 26 off 38 balls, Joe Root 22 off 24 balls.
Bowling: Jhye Richardson 2/64 in 10 overs, Kane Richardson 2/56 in 8 overs, Marcus Stoinis 1/60 in 10 overs.
Australia’s Innings: 304 all out (47.1 Overs, RR: 6.44)
Performers: 
Batting: Shaun Marsh 131 off 116 balls, Ashton Agar 46 off 42 balls, Glenn Maxwell 31 off 34 balls, DJM Short 21 off 33 balls.
Bowling: Liam Plunkett 4/53 in 9.1 overs, Moeen Ali 2/47 in 10 overs, Adil Rashid 3/70 in 8 overs, Mark Wood 1/57 in 9 overs.
Result: England won by 38 runs
Man of the Match: Jason Roy
Highlights & Analysis
Australia Vs England: 1st Innings

  • With overcast conditions and a hint of swing for the bowlers, Australia’s captain, Tim Paine chose to field first.
  • Bairstow and Jason Roy opened the English innings while Jhye Richardson was given the new ball.
  • Both English openers began to attack from the very start especially Bairstow who was playing with a strike rate of almost 200.
  • And, the 50-run stand between the openers was up inside 7 overs.

  • Johnny Bairstow continued to play his shots and lost his wicket to over-confidence; courtesy of Kane Richardson.

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  • Alex Hales joined Roy. Agar was brought for the 2nd time into the attack. But, he couldn’t get a breakthrough as Roy shared yet another 50-run stand with Hales.
  • Drinks were called. Jhye Richardson replaced Agar after drinks and broke this partnership by shattering the stumps of Alex Hales.

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  • The consistent, Joe Root joined Roy. Both continued to bat on with Jason Roy in his 60’s and Root complimenting him beautifully.
  • This is when for a brief period rain stopped play. After rain stopped play resumed and both batsmen put up yet another 50-run stand for England.
  • Root was looking settled at this point but Root mistimed a shot and D’Arcy Shot clubbed a blinder to dismiss him.

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  • Buttler joined Jason Roy. And, in the very next over rain stopped play once again.
  • After play resumed, Roy completed his well-deserved century and continued with the same aggression till Andrew Tye got his wicket.

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  • Sam Billings joined D’Arcy Short. And, the two put up the 5th consecutive 50-run partnership for England with Buttler reaching his fifty.
  • However, Billings failed to fire yet again followed by Moeen Ali who also departed early off Jhye Richardson’s bowling.
  • With only 4 overs left in the innings David Willey joined Buttler. Willey got out after contributing 11 runs followed by Plunkett who got out after him.
  • However, Buttler remained unbeaten till the end and steered England to 342 runs in 50 overs.

Australia Vs England – 1st ODI: England Won By 3 Wickets

Australia Vs England : 2nd Innings

  • With the ball supposed to be wet, Australia had a certain chance of chasing down this total as their openers, Head and D’Arcy Short walked out to bat.
  • David Willey was given the new ball. After getting off to a blazing start and surviving an lbw appeal, Head departed early; courtesy of Hales one-handed catch.

  • Shaun Marsh joined D’Arcy Short. England continued with their pace attack. But, the two batsman stayed strong as Marsh began to score freely with D’Arcy Short taking the cautious route.
  • The man of the match from the Australia Vs England 1st ODI, Moeen Ali was introduced into the attack.
  • Short was dropped off his bowling by Tome Curran, but the bearded spinner came back strongly and claimed the wicket of Short in the very next over.
  • Stoinis joined Marsh. England continued with the spin but the two batsmen were unmoved.
  • This sparked a change and Liam Plunkett was brought into the attack. Marsh reached his fifty but in the very same over Plunkett got the wicket of Stoinis.

  • Finch joined Marsh. But, he departed for a duck in the next over off Rashid’s bowling.

  • Maxwell joined Marsh. At this point, Australia were 4 wickets down and still needed to score 231 runs with a run-rate of 8 per over.
  • Both batsmen especially Marsh defied the English bowlers for quite some time and brought up the 2nd 50-run partnership of the innings.

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  • Maxwell was looking settled but Moeen Ali’s flighted delivery got the better off him as he departed after David Willey completed the catch.

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  • Ashton Agar joined Marsh with Australia still needing 159 runs to win. Agar supported Marsh extremely well as he went on to score his 4th overall hundred since 2013.

  • Agar was only 4 runs away from his fifty when Rashid struck in his 6th over to claim Australia’s 6th wicket.

  • With 73 runs required off 46 balls, the Australian captain Paine joined Marsh. Both batsmen simplified the equation to 53 off 30 balls.
  • But, Paine departed after being dropped by Moeen Ali as the game became more and more exciting by every minute.
  • The centurion, Marsh also departed in the same over as Plunkett shattered his stumps to give England full control.

  • Tye also departed in the next over as he became Rashid’s 100th scalp in ODI’s  and England were now only 1 wicket away to win the match.
  • Plunkett finished it off by taking his 4th wicket and England extended their lead in this Australia Vs England ODI series by 2-0.

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Teams
England Australia

AD Hales

AU Rashid

DJ Willey

JC Buttler (Wkt.) (Cpt.)

JJ Roy

JM Bairstow

Joe Root

LE Plunkett

MA Wood

MM Ali

Sam Billings

AC Agar

AJ Finch

AJ Tye

DJM Short

GJ Maxwell

KW Richardson

JA Richardson

MP Stoinis

SE Marsh

TD Paine (Cpt.) (Wkt.)

TM Head

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