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    England v Australia

    Sophia Gardens Cardiff, June 16, 2018

    2nd ODI - England v Australia Royal London ODI Series 2018

    England 1st Inn 8/342
    Australia 1st Inn 304 all out
    Australia won the toss and elected to bowl.
    England win by 38 runs
    Australia Over: 47.1  RR: 5.54
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    K.W. Richardson 0 1 0 0 0.00
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    L.E. Plunkett* 9.1 1 53 4 5.78
    A.U. Rashid 8.0 0 70 3 8.75
    Last Wicket: J.A. Richardson, 2 (c. Roy b. Plunkett) - 10/304

    After a commanding performance in London, England will have high hopes of continuing their run in Cardiff against Australia, who must bounce back to stay in the series. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the second ODI from 8pm (AEST).

    The Australians, while still having two chances to keep the series alive, would find it very tough to come back from 2-0 down and so this match in Cardiff is virtually must-win.

    While their squad is, for the most part, young and inexperienced, they should have performed a lot better than they did during the first ODI at The Oval.

    With new captain Tim Paine winning the toss and electing to bat, runs were there for the taking, but they came up well short with a series of poor shots and bad decisions reducing them in the early going. Plenty of early wickets left the middle order and tail under pressure and while Glenn Maxwell played a great innings during the second half of the 50 overs, it was never going to be enough.

    Maxwell ended up with 62 at a run a ball, joined by a handy 40 from Ashton Agar, but Australia were skittled for 214 in 47 overs. The English bowlers still have improvement left in them as well – virtually every Australian batsman through their wicket away, rather than being dismissed by something spectacular.

    England then found themselves in trouble early as they slumped to 3 for 38, but captain Eoin Morgan (69) and vice-captain Joe Root (50) joined forces to put on 115 for the fourth wicket, taking the game away from Australia.

    While it took the hosts 45 overs to reach the target after some nervy moments, they crawled to a three-wicket win.

    Billy Stanlake, Michael Neser and Andrew Tye were the pick of the bowlers, but it defied believe the Aussies overlooked Nathan Lyon a ground like The Oval.

    Australia could well stick with the same XI for the second ODI though, given they weren’t that far off the pace, but rather lost the game through their own poor decision making.

    Improvement is needed on that side of the game, but then, England weren’t at their best either and will look to put Australia to the sword in this game.

    England were dominant without playing to their full potential in the first match. They too will want to improve on their batting, but I suspect a higher-scoring match in Cardiff with England again coming out in front, taking a 2-0 lead in the series.

    England to win again.

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    • 4:49pm
      Broken-hearted Toy said | 4:49pm | ! Report

      Excellent innings from Marsh, he could have done with some support.

      • 8:32pm
        Stephen said | 8:32pm | ! Report

        England played well from the start ,definitely we were looking like novices especially while they were batting what big difference picking specialist players vs half allrounders makes was demonstrated in this match , marsh showed the value of having high quality top order players like khawaja in the side, we need to fix our batting

    • 5:13am
      KenoathCarnt said | 5:13am | ! Report

      If Stoinis or Finch our like 2 best batsman had done something we could of had a chance.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:39am | ! Report

      Thanks for joining me this morning on The Roar for a rather lengthy live blog of this second ODI – given we started 8 and a half hours ago, fair to say I’ve had more than enough.

      Hopefully you enjoyed the call.

      That’ll be me done for the series, but be sure to join my colleagues for the remaining matches.

      Bye for now.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:37am | ! Report


      England defeat Australia by 38 runs

      Toss: Australia to bowl first


      Pos. Batsman name How out Runs Balls faced 4s 6s
      1 Jason Roy Caught Paine, Bowled Tye 120 108 12 2
      2 Jonny Bairstow Caught Paine, Bowled K.Richardson 42 24 8 1
      3 Alex Hales Bowled J.Richardson 26 38 3
      4 Joe Root Caught Short, Bowled Stoinis 22 24 2
      5 Jos Buttler Not Out 91 70 8 2
      6 Sam Billings Bowled Tye 11 18
      7 Moeen Ali Caught Agar, Bowled J.Richardson 8 6 1
      8 David Willey C & B K.Richardson 11 10 2
      9 Liam Plunkett Run Out Short/Tye 1 2
      10 Adil Rashid Not Out 0 0
      11 Mark Wood


      Bowler name Overs Maidens Wickets Runs
      Jhye Richardson 10 2 64
      Kane Richardson 8 2 56
      Ashton Agar 9 52
      Marcus Stoinis 10 1 60
      Andrew Tye 9 2 81
      D’Arcy Short 4 24

      TOTAL: 8/342 (50)


      Pos. Batsman name How out Runs Balls faced 4s 6s
      1 Travis Head Caught Hales, Bowled Wood 19 15 3 1
      2 D’Arcy Short Caught Root, Bowled Ali 21 33 2
      3 Shaun Marsh Bowled Plunkett 131 116 10 3
      4 Marcus Stoinis Bowled Plunkett 9 18
      5 Aaron Finch LBW Rashid 0 4
      6 Glenn Maxwell Caught Willey, Bowled Ali 31 34 4
      7 Ashton Agar Stumped Buttler, Bowled Rashid 46 42 7
      8 Tim Paine Caught Rashid, Bowled Plunkett 15 11 1
      9 Andrew Tye Caught Billings, Bowled Rashid 10 6 1
      10 Jhye Richardson Caught Roy, Bowled Plunkett 2 3
      11 Kane Richardson Not Out 0 1


      Bowler name Overs Maidens Wickets Runs
      David Willey 7 40
      Mark Wood 9 1 1 57
      Liam Plunkett 9.1 1 4 53
      Moeen Ali 10 2 47
      Joe Root 4 24
      Adil Rashid 8 3 70

      TOTAL: 10/304 (47.1)

      England lead series 2-0

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:33am | ! Report

      Full match scorecard in a moment.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:33am | ! Report


      Superb performance from England. They had some adversity having to get rid of Marsh, but really set it up with their batting during the first half of the match, with Jason Roy and Jos Buttler going big.

      England: 8/342 (50)
      Australia: 10/304 (47.1)

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:32am | ! Report

      WICKET! Jhye Richardson, Caught Jason Roy, Bowled Liam Plunkett 2 (3)

      And that is the end! England win again with Richardson looking to send a full ball down the ground. He can only pick out Jason Roy near the boundary, with a pretty good catch taken there.

      Over: 47.1
      Australia: 10/304
      Required score: 343

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:30am | ! Report

      Jhye Richardson gets a single, then Kane sees out the over.

      Over: 47
      Australia: 9/304
      Required score: 343

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