Recent Match Report – England Vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights – Bowlers help England to square the series to 1 all – Review
Australia had lost a great chance of winning a series on England soil. After winning the first ODI, the visitors couldn’t repeat the heroics in the second match of the One Day International series at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday.
England had a regular failure in their batting. But this time the bowlers helped the home team to defend another modest total. The bowlers successfully defended a modest score of 232 runs and squared the series to 1 all.
Recent Match Report – England Vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights – Bowlers help England to square the series to 1 all – England’s 1st Innings
England won the toss and opted to bat first in this crucial encounter. The home team needed to bat well to save the series, but yet again they got off to a poor start. Despite Jason Roy survived a leg-before decision, it was Johnny Bairstow who was out for a duck.
After this early blow, England had Roy and Root at the crease. Both the batsmen tried to steady the ship with a partnership. The hosts needed a huge stand between these two. But the run out of Roy changed the things for them. Roy was run out by Marcus Stoinis for just 29 runs.
Then ODI Skipper Morgan and Test skipper Joe Root took the score near the hundred run mark. Their partnership gave some momentum for the home side to stay in the game. The 61 run stand between these two gained the last momentum back.
But that didn’t last long as Joe Root couldn’t convert the start into a big score. Adam Zampa who beautifully in the 1st ODI match was again amongst the wickets for Australia. Zampa got his first wicket in-form of Root for 39 runs.
Jos Buttler continued his poor outing in the 50 over format. After he failed in the 1st ODI match, the keeper-batsman managed to score just three runs in this crucial game for England. Later, the wicket of England’s ODI captain Eoin Morgan turned the game around its head.
Morgan was the highest scorer for England in this match. But he needed to go big which would have guided England to a big score. Adam Zampa was that man again who got the vital wicket of Morgan for 42 runs.
England kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The last match hero Sam Billings was also dismissed cheaply. Zampa took his third wicket when he clean bowled the centurion of the last match. Billings is the only player to score a century in this series ODI series so far. But here, he was out for just eight runs.
At the score of 140 for the loss of 7 wickets, England was far behind the game. No one would have thought that the team will manage to score above the 220 mark. But the lower order partnership helped the hosts to recover a bit.
Chris Woakes, Tom Curran and Adil Rashid showed their batting skills which helped England to get back into the match. Curran and Rashid shared a partnership which allowed the home side to score more than 200 runs on the board.
The contributions from three turned the match in England’s favour. Woakes scored 26 runs, Curran 37 and Adil Rashid was unbeaten on 35 runs with Archer who was not out on six runs. After the end of the 50 overs quota, England managed to score 231 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.
The Australian bowlers continued from where they left in the 1st ODI. Zampa again picked up the most wickets in this match. He picked up wickets three wickets and Starc picked up two wickets. While Hazlewood, Cummins and Mitch Marsh picked up one wicket each to their name.
Recent Match Report – England Vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights – Bowlers helped England to square the series to 1 all – Australia’s Run Chase –
The Aussies had done a fabulous job with the ball. The target of 232 runs was not a big target considering the batting line up which they had. But still, the tourist failed to chase down this modest score despite the vital contributions from Finch, Labuschagne and Carey.
Australia again lost David Warner early. The current SRH skipper was out for just six runs. Marcus Stoinis hasn’t been that ideal replacement for Steve Smith at the number 3 position. Still, Australia has been giving him those chances, and Stoinis hasn’t been accepting it. Stoinis was dismissed for just nine runs.
Then the partnership between Labuschangne and Finch kept the visitors in the game. Australia was in total control of their innings when these two batted. Finch and Labuschange added 107 runs, but when this stand was ended by Chris Woakes, England was back in the game.
The wickets of two heroes who took the game away from England in the first ODI was a huge set back for Australia. Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh shared a match-winning partnership on Friday which helped to recover from a struggling position.
But this time it was nothing like that. Both the heroes of the last match were dismissed for one run, and that put a lot of pressure on Australia. Aaron Finch also tried to take the game away from the hosts single-handedly, But he too wasn’t there till the end. Finch was out after he was the top scorer with 73 runs.
The middle-order and the lower struggled for Australia. But Alex Carey put up a decent fight which kept Australia in the game. Carey fought an alone battle as Cummins, Starc and Zampa didn’t provide Alex with the ideal support.
And last, Alex was also dismissed was for 36 runs in the 48th over and Australia was bundled out with just 207 runs on the board. England bounced back in perfect fashion to level the series to 1-1. The home team won the 2nd ODI by 24 runs.
Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, and Chris Woakes were the best bowlers who did this magical thing for England. Defending a low score of 232 runs is not easy. But Still, England bowlers held their nerves and clinched this match to save the series for their side.
Archer, Sam Curran and Woakes picked up three wickets each to their name. At the same time, Adil Rashid picked up one wicket to his name.
Jofra Archer was named the man of the match for his brilliant bowling performance in this match. The third and the final match of this three-match series will be played on Wednesday, 16th September 2020 at the same venue and between the same old horses of cricket.
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