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England vs. Australia: Scorecard, Video Highlights, Recap from 2nd ODI

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: James Faulkner of Australia celebrates the wicket of Joe Root of England during the 2nd Natwest One Day International between England and Australia at Old Trafford on September 8, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterSeptember 8, 2013

England's ODI series with Australia finally got underway after the first match of five was washed out by the Headingley rain—and it was the tourists who took the lead after a convincing 88-run victory.

England opted to field first on a glorious day in the north west, and despite a wicket in the first over, it was a decision Eoin Morgan's side might have regretted by the time that Australia had piled on 315 for seven wickets in their 50 overs. Michael Clarke was the star of the show with 105, ably supported by George Bailey (82).

The hosts' start was far from encouraging, with wickets falling early, and despite half-centuries from Kevin Pietersen, Morgan and Jos Buttler, they were scarcely on terms with the chase.

The two sides will clash in the next game on Wednesday.

Here's the story of the match:

 

Australia innings

Had Steven Finn accounted for Shane Watson in the first over, the match might have taken a different complexion. He had already removed Shaun Marsh the ball before, and while Watson was given out on-field, a probable inside edge saved him on review.

From almost 0-2 it was smooth sailing for Australia—the hosts' experimental lineup was punished by a series of in-form Australia batsmen. 

Watson (38) and Aaron Finch (45) got the innings on track before Bailey and Clarke combined to devastating effect, picking on spinner James Tredwell with some brutality.

By the time their partnership ended after 155 runs, the tourists were in control, and although Boyd Rankin bagged a couple of late wickets, including Clarke after his 102-ball century, they marched on to post 315.

 

England innings 

Mitchell Johnson spelt trouble for England with a hostile and accurate spell with the new ball, claiming the early wickets of Michael Carberry (four) and Jonathan Trott (zero).

Joe Root's laboured 15 ball did not point at a recovery either, but Pietersen took it upon himself to steady the innings. 

His dismissal after a punchy 66-ball 60, driving a low catch to the covers off the bowling of Watson, sapped the confidence of England, and Morgan lost partners as he built his own innings.

When he holed out to become one of Clint McKay's three victims, the game looked well out of England's reach at 154 for six, but Buttler (75 from 65) added some gloss to the scoreline with some lusty late hitting.

It was his first half-century for England, but in a lost cause, as England were bowled out with 5.4 of their 50 overs still left.

 

Here's the scorecard, courtesy of the BBC:

Australia Innings 315 for 7 (50.0 overs)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
S Marshc Buttlerb Finn03400
Finchc Rootb Tredwell45984541
Watsonc Buttlerb Bopara38515161
Clarkec Buttlerb Rankin105141102140
Baileyc Tredwellb Bopara82886754
Vogesnot out 16321600
Wade b Rankin0 100
Faulknerc Morganb Finn18121121
Johnsonnot out 62410
Extras1nb 2w 1b 1lb5 
Totalfor 7315(50.0 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Finn10.01682
Rankin10.00492
Stokes10.00660
Bopara10.00572
Tredwell8.00601
Root2.00130
Fall of Wicket 
0S Marsh
60Watson
116Finch
271Bailey
283Clarke
283Wade
308Faulkner
 

England Innings 227 all out (44.2 overs)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Pietersenc Faulknerb Watson60956662
Carberryc Clarkeb Johnson4161110
Trottc Wadeb Johnson0 100
Root b Faulkner3261500
Morganc Clarkeb McKay54996940
Boparac and b Voges 14700
Buttlerc Johnsonb Ahmed75856553
Stokesc Baileyb McKay511700
Tredwellrun out (Finch) 12100
Finnc Vogesb McKay16362311
Rankinnot out 15100
Extras0nb 6w 0b 1lb7 
Totalall out227(44.2 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
McKay9.21473
Johnson10.02362
Faulkner8.01391
Voges6.00321
Ahmed7.00551
Watson4.01171
Fall of Wicket 
8Carberry
9Trott
38Root
97Pietersen
103Bopara
154Morgan
167Stokes
169Tredwell
216Buttler
227Finn

 

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