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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