Australia vs England 2nd ODI Highlights – Jan 19, 2018

Australia vs England 2nd ODI Highlights – Jan 19, 2018, Eng v Aus highlights today – Second one day international from Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane (Australia) Friday 19th January 2018. In the first match between England and Australia, home team batted first and scored 304 runs with eight wickets down which was a good total but England chased the target easily with just five down and seven balls remaining. AJ Finch scored 107 runs off 119 deliveries and out when it was 35.2 picks out deep midwicket! Stands still this time, opts for the leg side, heaves across the line and clubs it down the throat of Bairstow 196/4. He smashed ten 4s and three 6s in his innings. MR Marsh scored 50, MP Stoinis 60 and TD Paine † 27. LE Plunkett took three wickets, AU Rashid dismissed two Australian batsmen and rest of the English bowlers took one wicket each of them.

Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Australia team/playing XI
DA Warner, AJ Finch, SPD Smith (c), TM Head, MR Marsh, CL White, MP Stoinis, AT Carey †, MA Starc, AJ Tye, JA Richardson.

England team/playing XI
JJ Roy, JM Bairstow, AD Hales, JE Root, EJG Morgan (c), JC Buttler †, MM Ali, CR Woakes, AU Rashid, LE Plunkett, MA Wood.

Match Timings: 13.20 start, First Session 13.20-16.50 Interval 16.50-17.35, Second Session 17.35-21.05

JJ Roy opener of the English team scored 180 runs which are England’s highest-ever ODI score in cricket history. He faced 151 deliveries in his beautiful innings, he smashed 16 4s and five maximums in his great innings. When his wicket dismissed then damage was done and then it was 42.3 short, pulled, top-edged, gone! The end of a triumphant innings from Roy, the MCG rises as one to a brilliant performance. A bit of a tired ending went for the big humpty over the leg side but ended up with a lobbed chance to backward square. But what a statement innings from a resurgent one-day team! 281/3. JM Bairstow contributed 14 runs and out, JE Root scored 91 runs not out.

England tour of Australia and New Zealand 2nd ODI (D/N) Highlights

Warner indicated that Australia were hoping for a surface more suited to their skills in Brisbane after the “uneven”, grassy offering served up at the MCG. Pace and true bounce are only likely to aid England’s ball-strikers, although, over the last five years, the Gabba has actually been the slowest-scoring of Australia’s main grounds. The forecast for Friday is hot and humid, without interruption. England have little reason to change the XI from Melbourne, although David Willey or Tom Curran could come into contention if they wanted to add to their bowling options. Hazlewood’s illness and the absence of Cummins means Australia only have 13 fit players, including Carey, to select from. Richardson has played just eight List A games but is capable of pushing the speed gun above 145kph and has international experience, having made his T20 debut last year after impressing in the Big Bash.

Umpires – Simon Fry, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Sam Nogajski
Match number – ODI no. 3958

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