Australia’s collapse helps England to fight for the series
England has bounced back a thrilling victory over the visiting Australia in second one day international at Old Trafford. With this victory , the home side keeping hope for the series as they lost the first ODI to Australia by 19 runs. Although, Australia had to chase a very small target , but dramatic collapse made it easy for the home side.
After England put a total of 232 runs on the board. Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne seemingly going smooth towards the 232 chase. But still they had fear of stumble mid way which proved true at last as they lost 6 wickets in only 20 overs for 66 runs on the board.
Meanwhile, Australia defeated the homeside England in the first ODI by 19 runs. Hence , the heroics of Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes broke them down chasing only 232. Australia lost 4-3 in 21 balls, and 7-32, from 2-144 when Finch and Labuschagne were at the crease.
“It was more like a day-four, day-five Test wicket where it’s a bit up and down,” Cummins said.
“You saw some guys bat quite well. Once you were in, you could get there, but it also felt you could squeeze and it didn’t have that true bounce you can normally expect over here.
“Having fielded 50 overs on that wicket, we knew it was going to be really hard work.
“Obviously really happy when Marnus and Aaron were going along nicely.
“But I think I heard at one stage the commentators saying ‘they’re going along beautifully, they’re walking it home’, whereas none of us were thinking that.”