Sunday, February 01, 2015

Australia wins tri-nation ODI series defeating England by 112 runs

Australia won the tri-nation ODI series defeating their Ashes rival England by 112-run on Sunday. It became possible thanks to Glenn Maxwell’s all-rounder performance and Mitchell Johnson’s tight bowling.
Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh scored 95 and 60 respectively which helped the host to recover their early loss of 60 for 4 and put 278-8 in the score card. After that, Johnson caused the big damage in the English batting line up taking the wickets of James Taylor, Moeen Ali and Captain Eoin Morgan. Maxwell also played very important role with the ball claiming four for 46. He also took a very difficult catch that saw Taylor going back to the pavilion.
England was bowled out for 166 in 39.1 overs. Ravi Bopara scored 33 runs and became the highest run scorer for his team.