Melbourne Feb 14,- AUS v/s ENG, 2nd ODI, Group A.
In an another match of World cup Australia beat England by 111 runs.
Finch’s 135 at starting and after that Maxwell’s 66 help Australia to set a massive score 342/9 at the scorecard 342 for 9 was their highest ODI total at the MCG. Steven Finn bowling was good one and became the first English bowler to register a World Cup hat-trick. 342 was never easy to chase for England hence they lost their early wicket, in ending James Taylor, who had shown some fight and reached 98, tried to whip Josh Hazlewood to leg and was given out lbw. He reviewed, and the ball was missing leg. But in scrambling for a leg bye, his partner James Anderson had been run out, after which Marsh’s 5/51 shot England out for 231 in 41.5 overs. As a capacity crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, touching almost 100,000, witnessed a outstanding batting by Australian site and impressing bowling by Marsh and Finn . A lot depended on the kind of start the English batsmen provided, and once the top four were removed for less than 70, there wasn’t much scope of staging a comeback. James Taylor (98) staged a lone battle with Chris Woakes (37) but they did not convert to Win for ENG over AUS.
Match summary: Australia 342/9 (Aaron Finch 135, Glenn Maxwell 66; Steven Finn 5/71) beat England (James Taylor 98, Chris Woakes 37; Mitchell Marsh 5/51) BY 111 runs.