Australia U-19s v England U-19s, 2nd Youth ODI, Bunbury April 15, 2015

Richardson, Thornton set up crushing Australia win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia Under-19s 112 for 2 (Morgan 38, Doran 29*, Parkinson 2-26) beat England Under-19s 109 (Taylor 50, Thornton 3-9, Richardson 3-37) by 8 wickets
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Australia Under-19s' new-ball pair of Jhye Richardson and Henry Thornton shared three wickets apiece to set up a crushing win against England Under-19s in the second ODI - the 1000th Youth ODI - in Bunbury. The win helped Australia level the five-match series 1-1.

Opting to bat, England collapsed to 109 in 45.2 overs, with only three players managing double-digit scores. The slide started in the first over when Richardson removed opener Joe Weatherley for 4 and followed it up with two more wickets by his fifth over. England were 29 for 4 at that stage, having lost a wicket to Thornton as well.

While Richardson and Thornton had been incisive at the start, Guy Walker and Riley Ayre ensured there was no release. The two bowlers picked up a couple of wickets each, Ayre finishing his spell with miserly figures of 10-4-10-2.

For England, Callum Taylor resisted from one end, scoring a patient 50 off 111 balls, but he did not find any support from the other end. But for his two stands of 20 and 26 with Ryan Davies and Jared Warner respectively, England would have struggled to reach 100.

Australia had no such hiccups as a 66-run opening stand between Jaron Morgan and Sam Heazlett, in 11.5 overs, set them on the quick road to victory, with Sam Harper and Jake Doran seeing them through in the 26th over.

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