Live: England vs Australia: Second ODI – cricket scores, updates
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England v Australia
KENNINGTON OVAL, JULY 1, 2012
2nd ODI - ENG v AUS
|Australia 1st Inn||7/251|
|England 1st Inn||4/252|
|Australia won the toss and elected to bat|
|England won by 6 wickets|
|1 1 . 4 1 4 |||. 1 . 2 . 4 |||1 1 . . 2 1 ||
|Last Wicket:||Bopara, 82 (RO Lee)|
|Current Partnership:||2 runs, 2 balls, RR:100.00|
Australia play England in the second of five cricket One Day Internationals tonight at The Oval, after losing the first by 12 runs at Lord’s. Join us for live scores from 7:45pm AEST tonight.
Australia, the world’s number one ODI team were beaten at Lord’s, with a rampant Eoin Morgan belting valuable runs at the end of England’s innings.
Australia were rusty. David Warner admitted to laziness when facing the seaming swing of Jimmy Anderson as he was caught behind, shortly after George Bailey departed.
Michael Clarke and Matthew Wade were involved in a calamitous run-out which ended the promising innings of the wicketkeeper, but Wade had also dropped a relatively easy catch, and they were uncharacteristically sloppy in the field.
Australia’s batting order isn’t yet settled, with captain Clarke looking to use Steve Smith and Wade where they fit best for the team, so there may be some changes.
Australia’s bowling was expensive apart from Clint McKay who managed a 4.30 runs per over economy – the worst of which was Watson, going for 65 off his ten overs with just one wicket – although he did cop the worst of Morgan’s clever hitting.
Australia will need more wickets from what appeared to be an attack lacking real penetration and fire at Lord’s.
Perhaps this was to be expected? The warm-up tour match against Ireland was cancelled due to rain but there will be few excuses tonight.
UPDATE: Cricket Australia today advised that fast-bowler Pat Cummins will take no further part in the Tour of the British Isles, after sustaining a left side-strain during the first ODI against England at Lord’s.
Australian team Doctor John Orchard, said: “Pat sustained an abdominal muscle strain on his left side during the first ODI at Lord’s. Whilst he was able to complete his ten overs, he was sore after the game and was scanned, the results of which have revealed a medium grade side-strain. This will keep him out of the remainder of the England tour.
“His return to cricket will be decided in due course, based on follow-up examinations in Australia.”
Cummins will depart England for Australia on Monday. The National Selection Panel has advised that no replacement bowler will be added to the ODI squad, as there are sufficient fast-bowlers available for selection in the squad.
We’ll have live scores from 7:45pm AEST – and you can watch live in Australia on GEM and on FoxSports 3.
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