England made a solid comeback in the second ODI against Australia after they defeated the visitors by 24 runs to level the series.
Chasing a target of 232, Australia were bundled out for 207. Jofra Archer gave England a couple of early breakthroughs but a steady stand between captain Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne got them back on track. But Labuschagne’s dismissal saw a flurry of wickets in the Australian camp.
They lost four wickets in a span of 3 runs including Mitchell Marsh, Finch and Glenn Maxwell. Finch top-scored with 73.
Wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey did try to resist but he ran out of partners at the other end. Carey was the lst wicket to fall as the left-handed batsman was stump out for 36.
Chris Woakes, Archer and Sam Curran scalped three wickets each.
Earlier, England had a hard time with the bat as they were restricted to 231/9 in 50 overs. The home side was reduced to 149/8 before a late surge from Tom Curran and Rashid took them over 200-run mark. Curran scored 37 while Rashid remained unbeaten at 35. For England, it was Eoin Morgan who scored the most runs for them. Morgan notched up 42 before getting out to Adam Zampa.
Zampa continued his good form with the balls he followed his four-wicket haul with a three-for. Mitchell Starc scalped a couple of wickets.