England captain Eoin Morgan has some thinking to do to overcome world No 1 Australia in the ODI series.
Pat Cummins celebrates taking the wicket of Jason Roy for 31 runs.
Smith was non-committal about picking a team for the Southampton fixture, but suggested offspinner Ashton Agar had done enough to put himself in contention – and had the potential to bat high in the order, while using a grip similar to one-day legend Adam Gilchrist.
David Warner receives treatment to his hand after picking up an injury off the bowling of Steven Finn.
Morgan was adamant the decision should have been withdrawn by Australia counterpart Steven Smith, saying: “I’m not sure what to think of it to be honest”.
Ben Stokes (three for 60) picked up late wickets but 96 runs still came in the last 10 overs.
He drove a delivery back to bowler Mitchell Starc, who collected the ball and tried to run out Stokes. Stokes was given out for disrupting the field for handling the ball.
With George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, and Shane Watson dismissed cheaply, Australia were in a bit of a rut. Liam Plunkett and Morgan toyed with the English spectators’ hopes of an unlikely victory, as they smashed 55 in 21 balls.
Morgan added: “The performances from the team are getting better with each game and my development as a captain is coming along”.
ENGLAND skipper Eoin Morgan refused to be downcast despite admitting his side’s 59-run defeat to Australia in the opening one-day global at Southampton last night had presented a number of conundrums to solve.
Australia defeated England by 64 runs in the second ODI of the five-match series at Lord’s to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
But the match wasn’t without controversy.
And it was that third law (law 37) which came into play during England’s second one day global with Australia at Lord’s which has sparked furious debate among cricket fans.
But Smith refused to back down, insisting he had done nothing wrong. We’re a long way away from being a finished article with bat and ball.
“If you look at it… the ball was going towards the stumps, and wasn’t even going to hit him”.
The tourists overcame a mid-innings wobble as Adil Rashid took their first four wickets to nonetheless finish with 305 for six – thanks to an unbroken century stand between Matthew Wade (71no) and Mitch Marsh (40no). The footage showed that while Stokes had little time to react as Starc threw the ball from mid-pitch he was well inside the trajectory of the ball and was not in danger of being struck.
After lengthy deliberation, West Indian official Wilson, having watched slow-motion replays but not one at full speed, gave Stokes out for 10, sparking a chorus of boos. This shall apply whether or not there is any disadvantage to the fielding side.
It is for either umpire to decide whether any obstruction or distraction is wilful or not.