Australia won the toss and elected to bat first, and they got off to a flying start thanks to Marsh. He opened the batting with David Warner, and the pair put on a 140-run partnership for the first wicket. Marsh was eventually removed for 77 not out from 50 balls, but he was still scoring runs when Warner was removed for 71.
Australia’s middle order also chipped in with runs, with Steve Smith making 51 and Glenn Maxwell making 45. The home side finished their innings on 305/6.
England’s chase got off to a poor start, and they were quickly reduced to 3/30. Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, and Joe Root were all dismissed for single figures.
Australia’s Dominant Performance
Indeed, Australia’s victory was their second in as many matches, and they now lead the series 2-0. Also, they will be looking to wrap up the series in the third ODI, which will be played at the MCG on Sunday.
England, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back from their poor performance. They will need to find a way to score more runs, and they will also need to improve their fielding.
Marsh’s Brilliant Knock
Mitchell Marsh was the star of the show for Australia. He hit a brilliant 77 not out from 50 balls, which included 10 fours and two sixes. His knock helped Australia set up a big total, which was too much for England to chase down.
Marsh has been in good form in recent months, and he is now one of Australia’s most important players. He is a talented batsman and a handy bowler, and he is always a threat to score runs or take wickets.
Marsh was in sublime form from the outset, hitting a string of boundaries and finding the gaps with ease. He reached his fifty off just 47 balls and his century off 90 balls.
Marsh’s innings was the centerpiece of a strong batting display from Australia, with David Warner (95) and Usman Khawaja (58) also hitting half-centuries.
England’s bowlers toiled hard on a flat wicket, but they were unable to find a way to break through Australia’s top order.
England in a difficult position
England will now need to bat out of their skins to save the match. They are currently 24 runs behind Australia with 9 wickets remaining.
Australia’s win over England was an impressive performance. They were dominant in all three facets of the game, and they will be looking to continue their good form in the third ODI. England, on the other hand, will need to improve their performance if they want to win the series.