result
2nd ODI, Manchester, Sep 8 2013, Australia tour of England and Scotland
(44.2/50 ov, target 316)227
Australia won by 88 runs
Player Of The Match
105 (102) & 2 catches
michael-clarke
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• The Report by David Hopps

Clarke's ton rewarded with victory

Michael Clarke's graceful first hundred against England in one-day internationals was followed by an overwhelming victory and a 1-0 lead in the series

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Scorecard summary
Australia315/7(50 overs)
Michael Clarke105 (102)
Boyd Rankin2/49(10)
Ravi Bopara2/57(10)
England227/10(44.2 overs)

So that wraps up this first ODI. David Hopps has described in detail Australia's thumping victory and Dan Brettig is in position to bring us more reaction from Old Trafford later in the evening. The next match in the series is on Wednesday down at Edgbaston, so join us then for a floodlit match starting at 2pm BST but from Monty and I today it's goodbye.



Time for the Presentation and the losing captain Eoin Morgan: "Very disappointing. We can learn a lot form today, we struggled to adjust to conditions early with bat and ball. I wouldn't have made a different choice at the toss. We have a strong batting line up but we weren't good enough today. We lost wickets at unfortunate times. We have a lot of bowling options to turn to but today it was a case of not enough guys putting their hands up. Boyd's hit his straps straight away in international cricket and Jos played really well too."



And, finally, the successful skipper is Michael Clarke. who is also the Man of the Match: "It's a nice feeling. all the boys deserve credit, to make over 300 on that wicket was good effort and our bowlers did really well. It doesn't matter how you win but it's the result that matters, as England showed in the Test series. As a one-day outfit we're off to a good start. I'd like to play here all the time, it's a nice wicket. Conditions were really good for batting, there's so much talent in our dressing room and if our guys feel they want to take on a bowler no ground is big enough. George has been hitting the ball really well for a while now. And Mitch bowled with good pace, hopefully it's the start of a big series for him."



As for England, they made the wrong choice at the toss, failed to cap Australia's surge until the damage had been done and then never got close in the chase. Kevin Pietersen played nicely before a poor stroke ended the big innings that England needed from him. Eoin Morgan threatened to play his own big part but fell trying to push things on in the Powerplay. The main positive of the day for the hosts was Jos Buttler who answered questions of whether he can bat a long time with a careful innings that still contained his trademark power. Something to work with but it was the only thing in the plus column of Ashley Giles's notes.



Australia's bowling effort was probably the more impressive part of the match. They had Mitchell Johnson in great form, bowling with pace and aggression and ripping out two early wickets to handicap England's effort. It was a sign that perhaps Johnson will be ready to return to Test duty come Novemeber. He was backed up exceptionally well by Clint McKay who operated well with the new ball and deceived England with slower balls galore as the innings went on. James Faulkner was useful too.



End of the game and Australia have dominated today, winning by 88 runs and it was a complete performance. They began with racking up a tasty total through Michael Clarke's first ODI hundred against England; Clarke following up his ton at Old Trafford in the Test match. George Bailey also played an excellent innings, looking in superb touch and playing some enterprising strokes. Making 315 having been sent in was some effort and they defended it very comfortably.



44.2
W
McKay to Finn, OUT

full on the stumps, Finn tries to clear the leg side again but picks out deep midwicket and that'll do nicely for Australia. Finn didn't nail this like his strikes in the previous over and couldn't clear the deep fielder, Adam Voges, who completed a comfortable catch and handed a third wicket to Clint McKay

Steven Finn c Voges b McKay 16 (36m 23b 1x4 1x6) SR: 69.56
44.1
1
McKay to Rankin, 1 run

full on off stump, played forward and dabbed into midwicket for a quick single

At least England have avoided a three-figure defeat but Australia have hammered them today. McKay's last...

end of over 4414 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 226/9CRR: 5.13 RRR: 15.00
Steven Finn16 (22)
Boyd Rankin0 (0)
Fawad Ahmed 7-0-55-1
Clint McKay 9-1-46-2
43.6
4
Fawad to Finn, FOUR runs

now down the wicket, meet this on the full and hammers it over the bowler's head, Ahmed continues to be expensive

43.5
6
Fawad to Finn, SIX runs

tossed up on the stumps and Finn gets down to slog sweep and nails it into the crowd, great shot, great timing

43.4
Fawad to Finn, no run

touch wider, dabbed from just outside off to cover

43.3
Fawad to Finn, no run

Finn forward and gets beaten by a beauty that spins past the outside edge, turned nicely

43.2
W
Fawad to Buttler, OUT

goes again but this is straight up, Johnson goes back from mid-on a few yards and takes a comfortable catch. He's thumped a few nicely today Buttler but that was a total miscue that went a long way up off a top edge, trying again to swing away a ball floated up on the stumps. Good solid catch from Johnson

Jos Buttler c Johnson b Fawad Ahmed 75 (85m 65b 5x4 3x6) SR: 115.38
43.1
4
Fawad to Buttler, FOUR runs

step across the stumps and swings a flighted ball past mid-on, bit clunky but still got plenty of it

Fawad Ahmed can he finish it off...

end of over 439 runs
ENG: 212/8CRR: 4.93 RRR: 14.85
Jos Buttler71 (63)
Steven Finn6 (18)
Clint McKay 9-1-46-2
Mitchell Johnson 10-2-36-2
42.6
1
McKay to Buttler, 1 run

slower ball, turned from off stump towards square leg and Buttler will keep the strike with a single

42.5
McKay to Buttler, no run

straighter line and a touch shorter, tried to be steered away leg side but misses

42.4
6
McKay to Buttler, SIX runs

full ball on off stump and Buttler swings merrily through the line and clears long-on, another big thump from Jos

42.3
McKay to Buttler, no run

full delivery that Buttler tried to get leg side of and swing away, he got a thick inside edge into his boot that ran up towards the bowler

42.2
1
McKay to Finn, 1 run

slower ball on the stumps, Finn watches it carefully, comes forward and dabs it towards square leg, they take a quick single

42.1
1
McKay to Buttler, 1 run

full on the stumps, slapped down to long-off, Buttler's broken his bat

end of over 422 runs
ENG: 203/8CRR: 4.83 RRR: 14.12
Steven Finn5 (17)
Jos Buttler63 (58)
Mitchell Johnson 10-2-36-2
Clint McKay 8-1-37-2
41.6
Johnson to Finn, no run

excellent yorker on off stump that Finn digs out up the wicket and that ends an excellent display from Mitchell Johnson, the England fans aren't ridiculing him anymore, superb today, pace, accuracy, aggression

41.5
1
Johnson to Buttler, 1 run

short and carefully pulled out to deep square leg

41.4
1
Johnson to Finn, 1 run

yorker length again on off stump, dug out into the covers and they scramble a single

41.3
Johnson to Finn, no run

10mph slower outside off stump, Finn pokes at it and misses

41.2
Johnson to Finn, no run

yorker length on off stump, dug out to point

41.1
Johnson to Finn, no run

full and Finn aims a swing to the leg side and misses, Johnson followed his move towards square leg so ended up missing leg stump

Best performances - batters
Michael Clark player pic
MJ Clarke AUS
105 runs (102)
14 fours
0 six
Control86%
Productive shot
leg glance
32 runs
1 four
0 six
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George Bailey Player pic
GJ Bailey AUS
82 runs (67)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
22 runs
1 four
2 sixes
45100782226
Best performances - bowlers
Clint McKay player pic
CJ McKay AUS
O
9.2
M
1
R
47
W
3
ECO
5.03
Mitchell Johnson player pic
MG Johnson AUS
O
10
M
2
R
36
W
2
ECO
3.6
Match details
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of England and Scotland
Season2013
Player Of The Match
Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3412
Hours of play (local time)10.15 start, First Session 10.15-13.45, Interval 13.45-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Match days8 September 2013 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Richard Kettleborough
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Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
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Tim Robinson
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
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