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With Series on the Line, Hosts England Look to Draw Level

Sam Billings

World Champions England are undoubtedly the very best restricted overs facet by a mile. Eoin Morgan’s facet hasn’t misplaced a single ODI sequence because the begin of 2017, and after a shock loss towards Australia within the first ODI, wish to come again to profitable methods. The final time Australia toured England for a bilateral ODI sequence, they had been swept 5-0, however so much has modified since then.


Now with the ODI World Cup Super League bringing context to each ODI recreation, groups cannot take something without any consideration, even only for a recreation.

Australia will probably be impressed with the way in which Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell batted within the first ODI, after prime order failure. Both the all-rounders scored fifty plus runs to rescue their facet and lay the foundations for an enormous rating.

For England, their lack of ability to money in on an incredible begin to their bowling innings was one other reminder that discovering a substitute for Liam Plunkett, who excelled within the middle-overs with variations of tempo and cutters, will not be as simple as they could have thought once they parted methods with the seamer after the victorious ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 marketing campaign.

First ODI

Australia had been in a spot of hassle at 123/5 within the first ODI earlier than Mitchell Marsh (73) and Glenn Maxwell (77) cast a measured 126-run partnership. England hit again within the remaining 10 overs to maintain the guests to 294/9. Express pacemen Jofra Archer and Mark Wood loved nice returns selecting up three wickets every.

Josh Hazlewood delivered an outstanding opening spell, not solely dismissing Jason Roy and Joe Root, however maintaining England to an uncharacteristically low scoring fee earlier than coming again to assert the wicket of Moeen Ali later within the innings. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa (4/55) additional chipped away at England’s batting, however the hosts had been to not bow out with out a combat. Jonny Bairstow (84) and Sam Billings (118) carried England deep into the sport, however could not stop a 19-run loss.

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What they mentioned

Eoin Morgan, England captain: “Sam Billings and Jonny Bairstow did well to keep us in the game for so long, and they gave us quite a genuine chance as well.”

Josh Hazlewood, Australia quick bowler: “The wicket was pretty helpful for a new ball, that’s when it did the most for both teams, so it was about exploiting that as best we could and hitting that length. It was good fun to bowl eight (overs) upfront and test myself as well.”

(With ICC Inputs)

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