England To Chase 240 To Win In Cardiff
Australia 239-7 (White 86no, Watson 57, Broad 4-44) v England
Second One-Day International, Cardiff
England will chase 240 to win the second One-Day International against Australia in Cardiff after half-centuries from Shane Watson and Cameron White steered Australia to a competitive score despite Stuart Broad marking his birthday by taking four for 44.
His happy return also included his 100th ODI wicket, that of Tim Paine, whose uncomfortable innings of 16 was ended when he was caught down the leg-side by wicket-keeper Craig Kieswetter.
Broad, who bowled an impressive early spell, then had Ricky Ponting (13) caught by Kieswetter via a regulation outside edge and Michael Clarke (1) caught at short leg by Graeme Swann as a formulated plan came off to leave Australia in trouble at 77 for three, and then 94 for four when Watson top-edged Luke Wright to be held by a diving Kieswetter in front of square.
Watson, who hit the first ball of the match for four, hit seven further boundaries on his way to an aggressive 57 in 59 balls but after his dismissal, Cameron White, caught by Kieswetter of a Luke Wright no ball early in his innings, took centre stage and hit an unbeaten 86 in 98 balls with seven fours and two sixes.
James Anderson produced a fine swinging delivery to bowl Mike Hussey for 14 but White was well supported by Steven Smith, who hit 41 in 53 balls and the pair put on 84 for sixth wicket.
Smith became Broad's fourth wicket when a leading edge looped to Paul Collingwood at mid-off and James Hopes was run out by Tim Bresnan in the final over for eight as England, who lead the series 1-0, rounded off another slick display in the field.
Australia made two changes, with the injured Ryan Harris being replaced by Clinton McKay and Smith in the side in place of Josh Hazlewood while England were unchanged.
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