Friday 1 June 2012 

Sugg Excels But Australia Claim ODI Series Win

Sugg Excels But Australia Claim ODI Series Win
Sugg Excels But Australia Claim ODI Series Win
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Despite Luke Sugg’s unbeaten 107, England Visually Impaired cricket team suffered an eight wicket defeat in the second One-Day International against Australia at Malvern College yesterday.

The Warwickshire batsman shared a 77-run partnership with Andy Powers who hit his second century of the series.

Sugg found the boundary on 10 occasions, amassing his second 50 from just 20 balls in an innings that occupied 73 deliveries, as England made a competitive 338 runs from their 40 overs.

Australia eased to victory dominating the England bowlers, to chase down a revised target of 260 from 33 overs due to rain. The tourists have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Luke Sugg said: “I’m disappointed our efforts weren’t enough. I was pleased to get runs on the board for England and it was great to bat with Andy, who continued his fine form from the first match. We felt we set a competitive target and would have liked a full 40 overs to defend it, but that’s cricket I guess, there’s nothing we can do about the rain.

“We are disappointed that Australia have claimed the series victory, but will now focus on taking the final One Day match before we move into the T20 series.”

The third match of the One Day series will be played at Warwick School on Saturday, June 2.

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