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All round Root stars as England take 2 0 leadMatch DetailsSeries: England tour of Australia and New Zealand 2017/18Toss: Australia , elected to bat firstPlayer Of The Match: Joe RootODI debut: AT Carey and JA RichardsonUmpires: Kumar Dharmasena and Sam NogajskiTV Umpires: Chris GaffaneyReserve Umpire: Simon FryMatch Referee: Ranjan Madugalle
Commentary9.02pm Right, that’s your lot. Thanks for joining us today, have a read of Dan Brettig’s report and join us again on Sunday for the third ODI in Sydney, where Australia desperately need a win to stay alive in the series.
Sarvesh : “Even without Stokes, England ODI side is a force to reckon with. They were the most competitive in India among visiting teams last year, after South Africa. They played really well in South Africa before that. I m in favour of a whitewash in Australia !!! ” Watch this space. They are clearly a team in a very good frame of mind at the moment. Good night.
9pm Man of the Match is Joe Root for his wickets and runs. “Enjoyable today, didn’t think I’d bowl seven overs at the start of the day. The form Smith has been in this summer, very enjoyable to see the back of him.”
“Whenever you come off a series loss you want to prove a point, and leading into the World Cup we want to set a benchmark. We had to stay cool in the moment and get the job done.”
Eoin Morgan: “Our bowlers were exceptional. It puts pressure on the Australia batsmen. We did enough to win but it was far from a complete performance, which is exciting for us.”
“We have a level of trust and confidence in the group that someone will put their hand up for us.”
8.55pm Time for some presentations. Here’s Steve Smith. “We’re not playing good enough one day cricket at the moment. It’s a quality England batting line up. We lost a couple of wickets in a row, we couldn’t get that power going at the back end to get that 320 we were after.”
“Richo bowled pretty well, perhaps [we should have played a spinner]. This wicket is different to the one we had for the Test match.”
8.47pm England have won their first ODI at Brisbane since 1999, and they have taken an emphatic 2 0 lead without really being stretched in two apparently daunting chases.
Hypocaust: “Joe Root now has the 3rd highest average (87.06) in victorious ODI chases (min. 20 innings),
behind Dhoni (102.72) and Kohli (93.64) and just ahead of Bevan (86.25).”
Mark: “Are we facing a scenario where Australia’s total domination of the Tests will be countered by England’s total domination of the ODIs and T20s. You begin to wonder if Australia could be whitewashed.”
Deedat: “Like Morgan said last time, if Roy fails, someone from the rest of the team would step up. This time, seems like who whole team did. Magnificent from Hales and Bairstow. And just solid as always from Root”
44.2Stoinis to Woakes, FOUR runs, pumped up and over long on, plugs in the deep, trickles to the rope, and England have secured a tremendous winDavid: “So, in the end, we’re looking at Joe Root utterly failing to convert. ”
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43.6Marsh to Woakes, 3 runs, up and over the covers, a shackle breaking slap to reduce the requirement to within a single blow43.5Marsh to Woakes, no run, on the pads, attempted flick,
can’t get this one throughbhaskar: “Who was it that predicted the chase in 43.4 overs? Go and buy a lottery ticket or something! ” Afraid he’s missed the jackpot!