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  • 1:40 AM IST

    48.2 to , no run

  • 1:39 AM IST

    48.1 Adil Rashid to Alex Carey, 1 run, Loopy on middle, Carey drags this towards the square leg region for a single. Josh will have to bin this one now! 

  • 1:38 AM IST

    47.6 Sam Curran to Alex Carey, 1 run, Back of a length around middle, Carey tucks this towards the leg side for a single. 27 required now in 12 balls! 

  • 1:37 AM IST

    47.5 Sam Curran to Alex Carey, 2 runs, Short of a good length around off, Carey punches it towards long on and will return back for the second run. 

  • 1:36 AM IST

    47.4 Sam Curran to Alex Carey, FOUR, FOUR! Australia are still in the game! Back of a length ball around off, Carey lifts this one over the bowler’s head and it will race away to the fence at long off for four runs. 

  • 1:36 AM IST

    47.3 Sam Curran to Josh Hazlewood, 1 run, On a good length outside off, Josh cuts this one towards deep point for a single. 

  • 1:36 AM IST

    47.2 Sam Curran to Alex Carey, 1 run, Short of a good length around off, Carey punches this towards mid off for a single. Australia need some more boundaries! 

  • 1:35 AM IST

    47.1 Sam Curran to Josh Hazlewood, 1 run, On off, Josh flicks this towards the leg side for another single to rotate the strike. 

  • 1:33 AM IST

    46.6 Adil Rashid to Alex Carey, FOUR, FOUR! Powerful shot! Much, much needed boundary this for the visitors! Flatter around middle, Carey pulls this hard through the mid-wicket region and it will beat Sam Billings at the deep for four runs. 37 required in 18 now! 

  • 1:33 AM IST

    46.5 Adil Rashid to Josh Hazlewood, 1 run, Flatter around leg, Josh plays this to long on for a single.

  • 1:33 AM IST

    46.4 Adil Rashid to Alex Carey, 1 run, Flatter around middle, Carey punches this to long on for a single.

  • 1:31 AM IST

    46.3 Adil Rashid to Alex Carey, 2 runs, IN THE AIR BUT DROPPED! So close to end the match here and win it for the hosts but they might have to wait a little more! Loopy around off, Alex reverse sweeps this on the up towards the short third man region but the fielder there jumps, but can’t catch this one easily. The batters will get a couple.

  • 1:31 AM IST

    46.2 Adil Rashid to Josh Hazlewood, 1 run, Flatter ball around off, Josh pushes this one towards square leg for a single. 

  • 1:31 AM IST

    46.1 Adil Rashid to Alex Carey, 1 run, Starts off with a wrong ‘un around middle, Carey clips this to the leg side for a single run. 

  • 1:29 AM IST

    Adil Rashid will replace Tom Curran here.

  • 1:29 AM IST

    45.6 Sam Curran to Alex Carey, 1 run, On middle, Carey flicks this to the leg side for a single. 47 required off 24 balls now! 

  • 1:29 AM IST

    45.5 Sam Curran to Alex Carey, no run, Back of a length around middle and leg, Carey plays it back towards Sam. 

  • 1:28 AM IST

    45.4 Sam Curran to Josh Hazlewood, 1 run, On off, Josh works this towards deep mid-wicket for a single. They are dealing in singles now and will need a big, big over if they are to win this one.

  • 1:27 AM IST

    45.3 Sam Curran to Alex Carey, 1 run, Short of a good length around middle and off, Carey plays this on the ground towards the off side and the batters will exchange ends. 

  • 1:26 AM IST

    45.2 Sam Curran to Josh Hazlewood, leg byes, 1 run, Short length ball around off and middle, Josh looks to play at this but it comes off his body towards the off side. The batters scamper through for a quick single. 

  • 1:26 AM IST

    45.1 Sam Curran to Josh Hazlewood, no run, On a good length around off, Hazlewood pushes this to the fielder at mid-wicket. The run rate is around 11 an over now! 

  • 1:24 AM IST

    44.6 Tom Curran to Josh Hazlewood, 1 run, Back of a length delivery around middle and leg, Josh clips this to the square leg region to retain the strike for the next over. 51 required in 30 balls now! 

  • 1:24 AM IST

    44.5 Tom Curran to Alex Carey, 1 run, Short of a good length around off and middle, Carey pulls this one towards the long on region and will get a single. 

  • 1:23 AM IST

    44.4 Tom Curran to Alex Carey, no run, On a fullish length around off, Carey smacks this one but will only find the fielder at extra cover. 

  • 1:23 AM IST

    44.3 Tom Curran to Alex Carey, no run, A good slower ball outside off, Carey makes room for himself but is not able to connect bat with ball. 

  • 1:23 AM IST

    44.2 Tom Curran to Josh Hazlewood, 1 run, On off, Hazlewood clips this one towards the square leg region for a single. 

  • 1:21 AM IST

    44.1 Tom Curran to Alex Carey, 1 run, Back of a length around off, Carey pulls this towards mid-wicket for a single. They can’t get back for the second run. 

  • 1:20 AM IST

    43.6 Sam Curran to Alex Carey, 1 run, Length ball on off, Carey pushes it to covers and takes a quick single.

  • 1:18 AM IST

    Josh Hazlewood, the last man comes into replace Adam Zampa. ENGLAND NEED ONE WICKET TO LEVEL THE SERIES! 

  • 1:18 AM IST

    43.5 Sam Curran to Adam Zampa, out, OUT! CAUGHT!  England running riot in the Australian camp! What a turn around from the World Champions. Sam Curran gets a wicket too. Zamap depart s now. It is a fuller one on middle, Zampa looks to flick it to the leg side but the bat turns in his hands and he ends up spooning it up into the night sky. The ball goes as far as mid off where Archer stations himself underneath the ball and takes the catch.

England vs Australia 2020, Live Cricket Score And Updates, 2nd ODI, Manchester

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the second ODI between England and Australia, in Manchester.

Here’s what Sam Billings had to say after his wonderful knock in the first ODI – 

Billings admitted he is unlikely to keep his place in the England ODI team once star allrounder Ben Stokes returns despite the fact that he scored runs aplenty against Ireland and Australia.

The 29-year-old Kent batsman scored his maiden ODI century, hitting 118 in a losing cause in the first match against Australia on Friday. Last month, he had scored his then ODI best of 67 not out against Ireland, after coming into the team due to an injury to Joe Denly.

But Stokes, who is currently in New Zealand with his family, set to return for Eoin Morgan’s side, Billings accepted he may lose his place in the playing XI.

“It is probably one of the hardest teams to get into in world sport at the moment,” he was quoted as saying told ‘Sky Sports’.

“Ben Stokes isn’t here and I don’t think, however many runs I get, that I’ll keep that spot,” said the 29-year-old who has played in 19 ODIs and 30 T20Is since 2015.

Billings though is ready to grab any chance that comes his way in the future.

“As long as you are putting yourself in the position to be the next cab off the rank, you never know when these opportunities will arise.

“That’s all I can do and, especially building towards the T20 stuff, there is a slot in that late middle-order, so hopefully it keeps pushing my case in that format as well.”

An injury denied him the chance to be a part of England’s World Cup squad last summer, but Billings knows from personal experience that his opportunity could come at any time and is determined to be ready when it does.

“There are three more World Cups coming up and the lads are very keen to add to the one last year and I really want to be a part of it.

“It’s a huge incentive for the guys coming in to really put your marker down and your stamp down to be in the World Cup squad next year.”

(PTI)