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England vs Australia, 2nd ODI, Australia tour of United Kingdom 2013

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Australia won by 88 runs | England Vs Australia Live Score, 2nd ODI

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Clarke: 'I am happy with the way our batters responded and our bowlers did extremely well to defend. I am happy with my form and hopefully will play in the next three matches. The conditions are good for batting and we have some talented guys in our side. Bailey played really well and he hit some lusty blows today. Mitch was excellent today and was swinging the ball at a great pace'.
Michael Clarke is the Man of the Match for his hundred today.
Morgan: 'Very disappointing to lose, but we will learn from the mistakes today and hopefully we'll do well in the next game. Chasing over 300 was a tough ask and we didn't bowl well today. We have lot of bowling options, but today was an off day for us. KP and Buttler batted well and I am also happy with my performance.'
A clinical performance from Australia has helped them win this one quite easily. This is also their first win in an ODI against England since 2011. Put into bat, they posted a huge total on the board, thanks to Clarke's first ODI ton against England. Their bowlers then responded well with some accurate bowling. Mitch Johnson was at his best today and consistently bowled at over 93 MPH to trouble the English batsmen. Only Pietersen, Morgan and Buttler excelled with the bat, with rest of the batsmen falling to some poor strokes.
End of over 45, 1 runs (1 W )
ENG: 227/10
Steven Finn - 16(23) This over: 0 runs
Boyd Rankin - 1(1) This over: 1 runs
Clint McKay
(9.2 - 1 - 47 - 3)
44.2 Clint McKay to Steven Finn W
out Caught by Voges!! It's all over, slower short delivery on the stumps, Finn backs away to the leg side and swings it across the line towards deep midwicket, he had got it off the middle of the bat, but didn't get the desired distance and holes out to Voges at deep midwicket. Finn c Voges b Clint McKay 16(23) [4s-1 6s-1]
3 wickets for Clint McKay. Clint McKay is on a roll.
10 wickets down for ENG. Out batsman is Steven Finn. It is all over for ENG.
44.1 Clint McKay to Boyd Rankin 1
1 run, slower delivery on the stumps, Rankin works it to mid wicket
End of over 44, 14 runs (4 W . . 6 4 )
ENG: 226/9
Steven Finn - 16(22) This over: 10 runs
Boyd Rankin - 0(0) This over: 4 runs
Fawad Ahmed
(7.0 - 0 - 55 - 1)
43.6 Fawad Ahmed to Steven Finn 4
FOUR, even Finn is having a good time against Ahmed, fired in full on middle, Finn picks it and smashes it straight down the ground, it almost took the umpire's head and he had to get out of the way quickly
43.5 Fawad Ahmed to Steven Finn 6
SIX, just stand and admire, tossed up delivery on middle, Finn gets down on his knees and slog sweeps it way into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
43.4 Fawad Ahmed to Steven Finn 0
no run, slowed it down a bit, Finn pushes it to the off side
43.3 Fawad Ahmed to Steven Finn 0
no run, he's getting it to rip now, pitched on the off stump and turning away sharply, Finn was drawn forward and misses it completely
Boyd Rankin, left handed bat, comes to the crease
43.2 Fawad Ahmed to Jos Buttler W
out Caught by Mitchell Johnson!! Enterprising innings from Buttler comes to an end, this one was bowled slower through the air, Buttler gets down and attempts the slog sweep across the line and this time around gets a top edge in the air towards mid on, where Johnson back-pedals couple of steps and takes a well judged catch. Buttler c Mitchell Johnson b Ahmed 75(65) [4s-5 6s-3]
43.1 Fawad Ahmed to Jos Buttler 4
FOUR, smashed away! Pitched outside off and turning away, Buttler gets down and swats it across the line between midwicket and long on
Fawad Ahmed [6.0-0-41-0] is back into the attack

Match details

Toss : England won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Richard Kettleborough (England) and S Ravi (India)

TV umpire : Aleem Dar (Pakistan)

Match referee : Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

Teams

England : Kevin Pietersen, Michael Carberry, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler(wk), Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Boyd Rankin.

Australia : Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke(c), George Bailey, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade(wk), Fawad Ahmed, Mitchell Johnson, James Faulkner, Clint McKay.

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