England Won The Second ODI By 24 Runs:
On Sunday (13-09-2020), England defeated Australia and won the 2nd ODI match by 24 runs. Now both the teams are at an equal level in their three-match series. Australia tried to chase the target of England of 232 runs and in a dramatic way they distorted.
At first instance, Australia seemed confident as they reached 144 runs for two with the help of 107 runs third-wicket partnership of skipper Aaron Finch, who scored 73 runs, and Marnuc Labuschagne, who scored 48 runs before all out in 207 runs.
Chris Woakes started the collapsing process when he dismissed Labuschagne by lbw. With his wicket, Australia lost his third wickets in eleven balls for just one run.
England skipper, Eoin Morgan said “We took benefit of conditions, a little bit reverse swing ball, went up and down. Our four bowlers are really doing a good job.”
At the time of their own innings, team England also took much time to settle down. After winning the toss and elected to bat first, Joe Root scored 39 runs in 73 deliveries.
They could come in a real problem when they made 149 runs with the loss of 8 wickets but after that in the last four overs, for the ninth wicket, Tom Curran (37) and Adil Rashid (36), both have added 76 runs more.
Archer gave two early heart attacks when he dismissed David Warner as well as Marchus Stoinis and Australia left with 37-2.
But Finch after escaping from a run-out in the first over and Labuschagne, both took charge of the Australian team and forced Eoin Morgan to bring back Jofra and Woakes.
And it worked right. Woakes was able to remove Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, and Finch while Jofra Archer showed the way of the pavilion to Mitchell Marsh and leave Australia on 147-6.
Sam Curran came into action and dismissed Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins in back-to-back deliveries and also took the wicket of Adam Zampa.
Alex Carey kept the team Australia in contention, although in 16-over, they managed to make only one boundary, before being dismissed in the second last over.
Aaron Finch said “England constricts us- they bowled very nicely in perfect line and length. It was tough to make boundaries but I am feeling very bad. When the match continued, the match was becoming tougher but that is no excuse for the team collapse. Most probably, it wasn’t our match.”