England v Australia 2nd ODI: England fight back to level series 1-1
England fought back brilliantly against Australia to level the ODI series 1-1, at Emirates Old Trafford, tonight.
At one stage, in the run chase, Australia were 144-2 in the 31st over and easing to a comfortable win, needing just 88 runs in 18 overs (at under 5 runs an over) , with Labuschagne and Finch going well – then England struck back taking 4 wickets for just 3 runs, reducing Australia to 147-6 (34.1 ovs).
With the damage was done, Australia limped to 207 all out, giving England a well fought win by 24 runs, despite a battling last wicket stand by Carey and Hazelwood.
England 231 - 9
Australia 207 all out
Result – England won by 24 runs
Early England had themselves recovered from being 149-8 to post a reasonably competitive 231-9, off their 50 overs, thanks to Tom Curran and Adil Rashid.
How the match unfolded:
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (David Warner - 3.4 ov), 2-37 (Marcus Stoinis - 7.5 ov), 3-144 (Marnus Labuschagne - 30.5 ov), 4-145 (Mitchell Marsh - 31.5 ov), 5-145 (Aaron Finch - 32.3 ov), 6-147 (Glenn Maxwell - 34.1 ov), 7-166 (Pat Cummins - 39.2 ov), 8-166 (Mitchell Starc - 39.3 ov), 9-176 (Adam Zampa - 43.5 ov), 10-207 (Alex Carey - 48.4 ov)
England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c) Jos Buttler(wk), Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer
Australia - Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey(wk), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Start Time: 13:00
Toss: England won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Officials: Michael Gough, Martin Saggers, Richard Illingworth, David Millns, Chris Broad
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