England beat Australia by 38 runs in the second ODI in Cardiff

England beat Australia by 38 runs in the second ODI in Cardiff
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Australia won the toss and decided to field against England in the second ODI of the five match series today, at Sophia Gardens Cardiff.

England 342-8 (Jason Roy 120, Jos Buttler 92*,  Jonny Bairstow 42; Kane Richardson 2-56)

Australia 304 (Shaun Marsh 131, Ashton Agar 46; Liam Plunkett 4-53)

Result England won by 38 runs

England v Australia

Date: June 16th 2018

Venue: SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff

Time: 11.00 am

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Jason Roy (120) and Jos Buttler (92*) starred with the bat for England with Jonny Bairstow 42 (off 24 balls), getting them off to a positive start. Kane Richardson (2-56) was the pick of the Australian bowlers.Having been asked to bat, England made the most of the opportunity hitting a total of 342-8 in their allotted 50 overs. There were a couple of stoppages for light rain and an injury to Aussie skipper Tim Paine, when he was hit in the mouth by a bouncing ball.

In reply, Australia scored 304 all out.  Shaun Marsh hit a battling 131,supported well, at one stage, by  Ashton Agar 46;however, this was not enough to force an Australian win today. The England spinners were the star bowlers – Adil Rashid (3-70) and Moeen Ali (2-47), taking the key wickets in the middle of the innings with pacers Mark Wood , David Willey and Liam Plunkett (4-53) keeping it tight at the other end and also amongst the wickets.

England are now 2-0 up in the 5 match series with the next game at Trent Bridge on Tuesday 19th June.

 

 

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