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

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

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


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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