England vs Australia 2nd odi live Scorecard 5th September
|Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Joe Burns, Steven Smith(c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell,Shane Watson, Matthew Wade(w), Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins|
|England (Playing XI): Alex Hales, Jason Roy, James Taylor, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Steven Finn|
|Smith: ‘I would’ve bowled first as well. It was a good start to us for the series and hopefully we can continue playing some good cricket. It was very good with the way we came back, with the ball we didn’t start off well. In the middle, we’ve to start getting partnerships in and hopefully we can do that.’|
|Morgan: ‘We are gonna have a bowl first. We are not going to see much sun today, best time to bowl today is hopefully early morning. Mark Wood is rested as he has had a heavy workload with the amount of bowling that he has done in the Ashes series and Liam Plunkett is in. Gives an opportunity for him to come in and show what he’s made of. Unfortunately he got injured after the New Zealand series, it is good to have him back. We went with the best option today according to the coach and that is Liam. We are a long way away from being the finished article with both bat and ball. Our priority is to get our death bowling right – and series on series we will try to improve on that.’|
|England have won the toss and have opted to field|
|Revised playing conditions: Four bowlers can a bowl a max of 10 overs with one allowed to bowl 9. The last block of fielding restrictions will be from overs 40-49|
|10:32 Local Time, 09:32 GMT, 15:02 IST: Toss will be at 11 and match will start at 1130. The sun is out and we have news that it is a 49 over game with a 30-minute innings break. The covers are off and the ground is dry and fine to play. Morgan and Hales have a look at the pitch while the others are loitering around|
|Good news is that the rain has stopped and the tractor with a brush is sweeping the ground. That’s how they do it here at the Home of Cricket. Innovative for sure. Warner is having a chat to someone from the Australian hierarchy. Smith sips on some drinks. Patience game but we should have some cricket pretty soon|
|Cricket Australia have tweeted that the toss has been delayed. No time on when it will happen. Meanwhile, the rain is easing off which is good news|
|Unfortunately, it has been raining since morning and the covers are in place. However, the weather is expected to improve as the day progresses. It is not all that heavy but it is a persistent drizzle. We might have a delayed start.|
|On the other hand, there is a lot to cheer about for Australia. However, they would be slightly worried with some of their batsmen, including Steven Smith, David Warner and Joe Burns getting in and then getting out in Southampton. With England too playing an aggressive brand of cricket in recent times, it promises to be a cracker of a contest. Stay tuned for all the action coming your way.|
|The home team would rue the fact that they couldn’t capitalise on the brilliant start provided byJason Roy and Alex Hales. England would also hope for the middle-order to stand up and be counted. Mark Wood was expensive in the first ODI and also struggled for his rhythm against New Zealand. England perhaps need to look at other options. David Willey, the all-rounder, might get a chance. Liam Plunkett and Reece Topley, who has been added to the squad, are the other two options they have in their ranks.|
|Hello everyone. Welcome to our coverage of the 2nd ODI between England and Australia. The tourists showed why they are the current World Champions by overcoming England in the first game. Matthew Wade played a flurry of sparkling shots to lift Australia to a substantial total. The pacers then backed it up by bowling with unrelenting discipline to take Australia to a fine win.|
They may have just squandered the Ashes but Australia’s supremacy of the 50-over format remains unparalleled. As Eoin Morgan’s found out in Southampton, it took the world champions roughly 10 overs, in either innings, to turn the tide in their favour. England can ill afford to spend too much time in introspection of how the game got away from them at the Rose Bowl as they have less than 48 hours to prepare for the second ODI.
While Australia return to London, the one city that bought them joy during their Ashes travails, with a hope of extending their dominance over England in the ODI format, the hosts realise that failure to bounce back at Lord’s on Saturday would require them to win each of the remaining three games to win the series. However, if recent performances (against New Zealand) serve any indication, the ‘new’ England side is well endowed with resources to feel optimistic about forging a comeback.
Date: September 5, 2015
England’s batting order certainly felt the pinch of Joe Root’s absence in Southampton. Alex Hales,Jason Roy and James Taylor all got starts but in the face of the new fielding rules and some disciplined middle-overs bowling, failed to keep the scoreboard ticking. As Morgan opined in his post-match presser, such games were going to be crucial for England’s growth as an ODI nation. The team management will also want to address the bowling, which despite having Australia on the mat at 193 for six, allowed them to score in excess of 300. They could consider bringing in left-arm medium pacer David Willey to give the bowling attack some variety. However, the performance of leggie Adil Rashid, 4 for 59, should hold England in good stead.
Probable XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, James Taylor, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk),Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes/David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Steven Finn
Matthew Wade, one of the four changes to the side from the one that took the field for the World Cup final, with his rearguard rescue act exemplified whyAustraliahave been so successful in the ODIs. Even at 193 for six, they have the resolve and the depth in batting to get to competitive totals.The team management are unlikely to tamper with the teamcompositionunless the authorities at Lord’s serve up a dry surface in which caseAustralia might bring on Ashton Agar.
Probable XI: David Warner, Joe Burns, Steven Smith (c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Shane Watson, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins
Stats and Trivia for England vs Australia 2nd odi live:
– Australia have won 10 of their last 11 ODIs against England
– England last played an ODI at Lord’s in May 2014 when a Jos Buttler scored a superb 121 in a losing cause against Sri Lanka
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