AUS vs ENG ODIs: After a poor performance in the T20 World Cup, Australia made a strong comeback in the ODI series against England. The Kangaroos played the second match of the ongoing three-match ODI series against England in Sydney. Like the first match at the Adelaide Oval, the hosts put up a strong performance at the SCG. The way Australia suppressed the British in every department of the game, it may force the T20 World Cup champions to bow their heads for a long time.
Smith, Labushen, Marsh shine
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne congratulate each other during 2nd ODI vs England
In the second ODI of the series, the hosts batting first posted a mammoth total of 280 runs. Steve Smith scored the most runs for Australia but missed out on hitting his 13th ODI century. The former Australian captain played an emphatic inning of 94 runs in 114 balls. Apart from Smith, 2 more batsmen played half-century innings for the hosts. Marnus Labushen played a useful inning of 58 and Mitchell Marsh scored 50 runs.
Spinner Adil Rashid took the maximum 3 wickets from England, while Chris Woakes and David Willey got 2-2 wickets and Moeen Ali achieved a breakthrough.
British rolled before 40 overs
Mitchell Starc being congratulated during 2nd ODI vs England
Chasing a target of 281 runs, England got off to a very poor start. His first wicket in the form of Jason Roy fell on the second ball of the first over itself. Although James Vince Sam Billings played half-century innings in the middle order. Vince scored 60 and Billings scored 71, but apart from these two, all the other English batsmen kept coming from the pitch to the pavilion. The entire England team was all out for just 208 runs in 38.5 overs.
Australia captured the series
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc took the maximum 4 wickets from Australia. Spin Adam Jampa also made 4 Englishmen his victims while Josh Hazlewood took 2 wickets in his name. On the basis of this vigorous performance, Australia won the match by 72 runs. Earlier, he won by 6 wickets in the first ODI of the series. By winning the second consecutive win, the Kangaroo team has captured the series.
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