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England vs Australia - 2nd ODI

Series: Australia tour of England, 2018
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date & Time: 16 June 2018

Australia 304/10 (47.1 Ovs) RR: 6.45 | England won by 38 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Travis Head c Hales & b Mark Woodc Hales & b Mark Wood191531
D Arcy Short c Root & b Moeenc Root & b Moeen213320
Shaun Marsh bowled Plunkettbowled Plunkett131116103
Marcus Stoinis bowled Plunkettbowled Plunkett91800
Aaron Finch lbw Adil Rashidlbw Adil Rashid0400
Glenn Maxwell c Willey & b Moeenc Willey & b Moeen313440
Ashton Agar stumped Adil Rashidstumped Adil Rashid464270
Tim Paine c Adil Rashid & b Plunkettc Adil Rashid & b Plunkett151110
Andrew Tye c Billings & b Adil Rashidc Billings & b Adil Rashid10610
Jhye Richardson c Roy & b Plunkettc Roy & b Plunkett2300
Kane Richardson Not OutNot Out0100
Extras 20 (b 0, lb 13, w 7, nb 0)
Total 304 (10 Wkts, 47.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
24-1 (Travis Head,3.2), 77-2 (D Arcy Short,14.5), 99-3 (Marcus Stoinis,19.3), 110-4 (Aaron Finch,20.5), 164-5 (Glenn Maxwell,30.2), 260-6 (Ashton Agar,42.2), 292-7 (Tim Paine,45.2), 293-8 (Shaun Marsh,45.4), 303-9 (Andrew Tye,46.4), 304-10 (Jhye Richardson,47.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
David Willey7 0 40 0 5.71
Mark Wood9 1 57 1 6.33
Liam Plunkett9.1 1 53 4 5.82
Moeen Ali10 0 47 2 4.70
Joe Root4 0 24 0 6.00
Adil Rashid8 0 70 3 8.75
Jason Roy0 0 0 0 0
Jonny Bairstow0 0 0 0 0
Alex Hales0 0 0 0 0
Sam Billings0 0 0 0 0
Jos Buttler0 0 0 0 0


A convincing win for England in the end but a heartening fightback by the Aussies made it rather interesting towards the end, only for the world's best ODI side to pull things back and go 2-0 up in the series. Another great game full of ups and downs today, rather characteristic of our enigmatic (and beloved) sport. The rain did play spoilsport throughout the first innings, in Cardiff as well as Bangalore. But the cricket transcended it all. That's it from us then. This is Rishi Roy, bidding you goodbye and good night (morning in fact), on behalf of Vineet Anantharaman, Sriram AS, and Mukesh. Keep tuning in to Cricbuzz for the latest in cricket. Ciao for now!


Jason Roy|Player of the Match: *Receives a bottle of champagne* Didn't know that I hadn't crossed 50 in 10 matches. There's never any complacency in our change room. We strive to get better ourselves and help each other out too. Bairstow was amazing to watch. It was nice to drop anchor and nudge it around a bit while Bairstow got going. It's obviously difficult with all the chopping and changing, but it's nice to bat with Bairstow and happy with the win today.

Jos Buttler|England Captain: They were playing really well, Agar and Marsh. 10 an over is very achievable, especially the way Marsh was going. We had to fight hard, but 40 runs was a good victory margin in the end. Adil (Rashid) took the pressure off bowling at the end, and Liam continues to be one of our strike bowlers. Two great wicket-takers in recent times for us. Great to see Jason back amongst the runs. He looked good from ball one and he paced it really well. We could've got a few more. Australia bowled well in the end. Fantastic innings by Roy. Always nice to contribute, enjoying the captaincy. It's a little tricky at times, always need that extra fielder, but happy to do it and happy to go 2-0 up. We're just always striving to get better.

Tim Paine|Australia captain: I don't think there were too many runs to chase. We would've preferred less than 340. The way Marsh played showed that it could've been chased. It's great that Agar came in and brought us back into the game. If Marsh keeps playing like that he can continue in the ODI side. He has recently made a comeback to the Test side as well. We needed a few more wickets in hand when Shaun got going, but it's hard when you have to play with the tail. Shaun did really well and Agar gave us a chance with that partnership. We just didn't put the complete package together, and we have a side that is good enough. First game, we didn't bat well, and today we didn't bowl well. If you give England a chance, they will pounce. There's a reason they're the best ODI side in the world.


19:36 Local Time, 00:06 IST: A great game and nearly a great chase! Right from Bairstow's cameo, this was England's game. Easy to say that after the game, but the total of 342 was quite intimidating on (quite literally) a sticky wicket in Cardiff - all thanks to Roy's 120 and Buttler's fireworks towards the end. 4 down at 110, the Aussies were, and no one would've given them a chance. But Agar and Marsh stitched together a 95-run stand with a never-say-die attitude typical of the Aussies, and almost pulled off an all-time highest run-chase for the Aussies. Moeen, too, did drop a catch but managed to compensate for it with a tight bowling spell. Darn right folks, they're down but not out. England, though, staged a late comeback and after Plunkett's key wicket of Marsh, it was England's game through and through as the tail failed to pick the variations of Rashid and the rest.

Plunkett to Jhye Richardson, out Caught by Roy! That's the end of that! It's all over. After a bit of a scare, courtesy Marsh and Agar, England clean things up with a clinical win! Slower one, that, and thumped away towards wide long-on where Roy tumbles across and takes a fabulous catch. Heaves a quiet sigh of relief that his hundred wasn't futile. Jhye Richardson c Roy b Plunkett 2(3)

Plunkett to Jhye Richardson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Adil Rashid to Kane Richardson, no run, leg-break turning from middle and leg towards off, blocked off the back foot hurriedly and compactly
Adil Rashid to Jhye Richardson, 1 run, wrong'un outside off, turning back in, but enough time to crouch low and cut it towards point for a single

Kane Richardson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Adil Rashid to Andrew Tye, out Caught by Billings! Tossed up on off, Andrew Tye lofting towards long-on through the line, rightly looking for the six, but can't clear the boundary. Straight to Billings in the deep. Just one wicket away now, are England. Andrew Tye c Billings b Adil Rashid 10(6) [4s-1]

Adil Rashid to Andrew Tye, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Adil Rashid to Andrew Tye, 2 runs, errs in length marginally towards the shorter side, chopped away square of the wicket for a couple
Adil Rashid to Andrew Tye, FOUR, in the broom-zone again, swept hard, and Wood can't see the ball, as it just goes past him to backward square leg for four. Just didn't spot it
Adil Rashid to Andrew Tye, 2 runs, leg-break, slog-swept, top-edge, steepler, Rashid running backwards towards mid-wicket but can't quite get there
Plunkett to Andrew Tye, 1 run, length ball just outside off, Tye opens up his stance and thumps it to mid-off, takes off for a run. Root is ever-so-quick to throw it at the non-striker's end, and Plunkett was in Tye's way. Would've been well short in case of a direct hit, and would've caused a furore. As if cricket needed more controversy today...
Plunkett to Jhye Richardson, 1 run, short of length just outside off, steered to point for a scampered single

Jhye Richardson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Plunkett to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled! That might be the match! Off-cutter on a back of a length, on leg-stump, in the blind zone for the batsman. He tries to make room and glance it away, but just shimmies down and misses the flick. The cross-batted ones were always big no-nos on this two-paced track, and Marsh pays the price. Nevertheless, a magnificent innings by Shaun Marsh comes to an end. More so because of the context than the innings in isolation. Shaun Marsh b Plunkett 131(116) [4s-10 6s-3]

Plunkett to Shaun Marsh, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Mid-off goes back. Fine leg inside the circle.

Plunkett to Andrew Tye, 1 run, full and straight on middle, slow as well, and a whip-drive away from his body towards long-on for a single

Andrew Tye, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Plunkett to Paine, out Caught by Adil Rashid! Moeen heaves a sigh of relief! A short off-cutter, takes the pace off, Paine pulls but not the clouted way - more of a guide using the pace. The pace that wasn't there. Straight into the cups of Rashid at deep fine leg. If this was a set-up, it was a ruddy great one. This is turning out to be a close one. Trust Australia to make a comeback when you've written them off. Paine c Adil Rashid b Plunkett 15(11) [4s-1]

Plunkett to Paine, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Plunkett to Paine, 2 runs, full outside off, a slog of an attempted loft towards long-off, a slice off the outer half, and a dropped chance running backwards by Moeen. Expensive drop?

Liam Plunkett [8.0-1-48-1] is back into the attack

Plunkett's back in. The match is very much alive, with Marsh having an epiphany.

Adil Rashid to Shaun Marsh, 2 runs, a tad short, leg-break again, Marsh backs away towards the on-side and slaps it off a low stance to sweeper cover for a couple
Adil Rashid to Paine, 1 run, loopy off-stump yorker, dug out to long-off for a single
Adil Rashid to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, short on leg, leg-break, a short-stanced pull to deep square leg for a single
Adil Rashid to Paine, 1 run, flat and skiddy on off, a whip from the crease to long-on for a single
Adil Rashid to Paine, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, Paine reaches out and chips it towards long-off for a couple
Adil Rashid to Paine, 2 runs, a tad short, Shaun Marsh is back in the crease for the off-break and whips it in front of square leg. A second one was risky, and if the throw was on target, he was gone. But not to be
Mark Wood to Shaun Marsh, SIX, attempted yorker outside off, Shaun Marsh gets his bottom-hand into play and gets under it to shovel it to the deep extra cover fence for six. Fantastic hitting! Top class...
Mark Wood to Paine, 1 run, length ball just outside off, push-driven to deep extra cover for a single
Mark Wood to Paine, FOUR, short and on the face, Paine takes his eyes off the ball but fortunately times it off the meat for four towards deep square leg. Not two bloodbaths in one day for him
Mark Wood to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, short one on the hips, pulled away with a swivel to deep mid-wicket for a single
Mark Wood to Shaun Marsh, 2 runs, yorker length delivery on middle, a dig away towards mid-wicket for a brace
Mark Wood to Paine, leg byes, 1 run, back of a length and on the thigh, tucked towards fine leg for a leg-bye
Mark Wood to Paine, wide, down leg again, appeal, wide.
Adil Rashid to Paine, 1 run, top-spinner on middle, a tuck off the back foot in front of square leg for a single
Adil Rashid to Shaun Marsh, 1 run, just a tad short, and a tap on the head off the back foot towards mid-wicket for a single
Adil Rashid to Shaun Marsh, 2 runs, full outside off, down the track and a drive towards extra cover for a brace
Adil Rashid to Paine, 1 run, a tad short, cut away towards point for a single

Tim Paine, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Adil Rashid to Agar, out Stumped!! The googly does him in! Partnership broken! Tossed up on leg and middle, Agar is down the wicket and the googly turns past his whip to the keeper who whips off the bails. Agar st Buttler b Adil Rashid 46(42) [4s-7]

Adil Rashid to Agar, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!


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