ENGLAND vs AUSTRALIA (ODI), September 8, 2013, 2nd ODI
Match Status : Australia won by 88 runs
Eng: 227-all out (44.2)
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Boyd Rankin 1 1 0 0 100.0
Aus: 315/7 (50.0 Ovs)
Bowlers O M R W ER
Clint McKay 9.2 1 47 3 5.0
Fawad Ahmed 7 0 55 1 7.9
RR : 5.12  
Last Wkt: Steven Finn c Voges b Clint McKay 16(23) - 227/10 in 44.2 ov.
Prev Ovs: . . . 1 1 .   |  1 1 . 6 . 1   |  4 W . . 6 4   |  1 W
Commentary -
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Clarke: 'I am happy with the way our batters responded and our bowlers did extremely well to defend. I am happy with my form and hopefully will play well in the next three matches. The conditions are good for batting and we have some talented guys in our side. Bailey played really well and he hit some lusty blows today. Mitch was excellent today and was swinging the ball at a great pace'.
Michael Clarke is the Man of the Match for his hundred today.
Morgan: "Very disappointing to lose, but we will learn from the mistakes today and hopefully we'll do well in the next game. Chasing over 300 was a tough ask and we didn't bowl well today. We have lot of bowling options, but today was an off day for us. KP and Buttler batted well and I am also happy with my performance."
A clinical performance from Australia has helped them win this one quite easily. This is also their first win in an ODI against England since 2011. Put into bat, they posted a huge total on the board, thanks to Clarke's first ODI ton against England. Their bowlers then responded well with some accurate bowling. Mitch Johnson was at his best today and consistently bowled at over 93 MPH to trouble the English batsmen. Only Pietersen, Morgan and Buttler excelled with the bat, with rest of the batsmen falling to some poor strokes.
44.2 Clint McKay to Finn, out Caught by Voges!! It's all over, slower short delivery on the stumps, Finn backs away to the leg side and swings it across the line towards deep midwicket, he had got it off the middle of the bat, but didn't get the desired distance and holes out to Voges at deep midwicket. Finn c Voges b Clint McKay 16(23) [4s-1 6s-1]
Clint McKay to Finn, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
44.1 Clint McKay to Rankin, 1 run, slower delivery on the stumps, Rankin works it to mid wicket
43.6 Ahmed to Finn, FOUR, even Finn is having a good time against Ahmed, fired in full on middle, Finn picks it and smashes it straight down the ground, it almost took the umpire's head and he had to get out of the way quickly
43.5 Ahmed to Finn, SIX, just stand and admire, tossed up delivery on middle, Finn gets down on his knees and slog sweeps it way into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
43.4 Ahmed to Finn, no run, slowed it down a bit, Finn pushes it to the off side
43.3 Ahmed to Finn, no run, he's getting it to rip now, pitched on the off stump and turning away sharply, Finn was drawn forward and misses it completely
Boyd Rankin, left handed bat, comes to the crease
43.2 Ahmed to Buttler, out Caught by Mitchell Johnson!! Enterprising innings from Buttler comes to an end, this one was bowled slower through the air, Buttler gets down and attempts the slog sweep across the line and this time around gets a top edge in the air towards mid on, where Johnson back-pedals couple of steps and takes a well judged catch. Buttler c Mitchell Johnson b Ahmed 75(65) [4s-5 6s-3]
Ahmed to Buttler, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
43.1 Ahmed to Buttler, FOUR, smashed away! Pitched outside off and turning away, Buttler gets down and swats it across the line between midwicket and long on
Fawad Ahmed [6.0-0-41-0] is back into the attack
42.6 Clint McKay to Buttler, 1 run, slower delivery again, Buttler works it away to square leg
42.5 Clint McKay to Buttler, no run, slower short delivery on the stumps, Buttler misses out on it and is hit on the body
42.4 Clint McKay to Buttler, SIX, he's so strong, slower and fuller this time, Buttler winds up and sends it packing way into the stands over long off, good use of the bottom hand on that occasion
42.3 Clint McKay to Buttler, no run, the ball almost popped off the inside edge and went close to Clint McKay, it was the slower leg-cutter on the stumps, Buttler backs away and heaves at it, the ball takes the inside edge and lobs off his pads on the track
42.2 Clint McKay to Finn, 1 run, slower delivery outside off, Finn works it to square leg
42.1 Clint McKay to Buttler, 1 run, slower delivery on the stumps, Buttler backs away to the leg side and drives it down to long off
41.6 Mitchell Johnson to Finn, no run, slips in an accurate yorker, Finn just manages to dig it out to the off side, excellent spell from Mitch comes to an end
41.5 Mitchell Johnson to Buttler, 1 run, slower short delivery on the stumps, Buttler swivels and pulls it away to deep square leg
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