Australia beat England for the second consecutive ODI
Made an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series
New Delhi. Within a week of the England team becoming T20 world champions, they have faced defeat at the hands of Australia in the ODI series. In the three-match series, hosts Australia have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead. Batting first in the second ODI played on Saturday, the team scored 280 runs for 8 wickets on the basis of Steve Smith’s innings of 94 runs. In response, the English team was bundled out for just 208 runs in 38.5 overs. Along with winning the match by 72 runs, Australia has captured the 3-match ODI series. The last match is to be played on 22 November.
The England team has lost the series at the hands of Australia with their second consecutive defeat in the 3-match ODI series. Australia had elected to bat first after winning the toss. The opening pair of David Warner and Travis Head could not do anything special. Warner 16 while Head returned after scoring 19 runs. From here the team was handled by two superstars Steve Smith and Marnus Labushane. Mitchell Starc came down the order and scored a half-century. Due to the trio, the team was able to reach the score of 280 runs.
smith misses century
Steve played a brilliant inning leaving behind the disappointment of the T20 World Cup. Apart from playing a century partnership with Labushane, he also added runs for the team with Marsh. Smith returned after playing an inning of 94 runs in 114 balls with 5 fours and 1 six. During this, he also completed 14000 runs in international cricket. Labushane 58 while Mitchell Marsh got out after scoring 50 runs.
Stark-Jampa wreaked havoc on England
Mitchell Starc wreaked havoc in the first over itself on the English team chasing the target from Australia. He sent back Jason Roy and Dawid Malan without opening an account. Roy was caught behind the wicket while Malan was clean bowled by Stark. James Vince and Sam Billings handled the team, both completed the half century. Vince 60 while Billings was the victim of Adam Zampa’s innings of 71 runs. Stark took 4 wickets for 47 runs in 8 overs. At the same time, Zampa also took 4 wickets for 45 runs in 9.5 overs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 19, 2022, 16:35 IST