Friday 21 January 2011 

Marsh And Bollinger Star As Australia Go 2-0 Up

Marsh And Bollinger Star As Australia Go 2-0 Up
Marsh And Bollinger Star As Australia Go 2-0 Up
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Australia 230 (Marsh 110, Tremlett 3-22) beat
England 184 (Bollinger 4-28) by 46 runs
Second One-Day International, Hobart

Shaun Marsh celebrated his recall to Australia's One-Day International side with a century and Doug Bollinger took four wickets as Australia beat England by 46 runs to move into a 2-0 series lead in Hobart.

Marsh's impressive innings helped Australia recover from 33 for four and 142 for eight to score 230 before Bollinger's four wickets saw England dismissed for 184 in reply.

Marsh made 110 in 114 balls, hitting eight fours and two sixes, to steer Australia out of trouble, sharing significant partnerships with Cameron White and Doug Bollinger.

England's decision having won the toss to field first looked a good one as new-ball pairing Ajmal Shahzad (3-43) and Chris Tremlett (3-22) made quick inroads to the Australian top order.

Shahzad bowled openers Shane Watson and Brad Haddin - both for five and after Tim Bresnan had Michael Clarke (10) caught by Michael Yardy, Tremlett had David Hussey caught by Andrew Strauss for eight to leave Australia in trouble.

However, the fightback was launched by Cameron White, who made a patient 45 in 76 balls, and Marsh, and the pair added 100 for the fifth wicket.

Yardy dismissed White caught and bowled and the cheap dismissals of Steve Smith (0), Nathan Hauritz (2) and Brett Lee (0) gave England hope of dismissing Australia for well under 100.

They were foiled once again by Marsh, who reached his second ODI century in partnership with Bollinger, who scored a career-best 30 (his previous best was three) as the pair added 88 in quick time for the ninth wicket.

Tremlett finally removed both with consecutive deliveries as England were set 231 to level the series.

They failed to get close, however, starting poorly as Matthew Prior, also making his return to ODI cricket, made a three-ball duck, caught by Watson off Lee.

Strauss (19) and Jonathan Trott (32) attempted to get England's innings back on track but Trott's score - later matched by Ian Bell - would go on to be the highest in the innings as regular wickets pegged them back.

Bollinger, high on confidence following his batting, returned figures of four for 28, trapping Strauss in front and then bowling Kevin Pietersen in consecutive deliveries.

He later had Bresnan (19) caught by Watson and James Tredwell trapped in front for 16. Trott had fallen when he picked out Hussey at midwicket off Lee, and Lee struck again to remove Bell, caught by Smith.

Both sides were struggling with injuries with Hauritz leaving the ground with a shoulder problem and Bresnan batting with a runner - a direct factor in the run out of Michael Yardy for 22.

Eoin Morgan had departed in the 35th over when Tait took a good catch running backwards as Watson also chipped in with a wicket.

England's innings was then finished off when Shahzad was run out for two, leaving Tremlett unbeaten on one.

Australia won the opening match in the seven-game series by six wickets thanks to Watson's unbeaten 161 in Melbourne. The third match is on 23rd January in Sydney.

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