Jason Roy and Jos Buttler fireworks lead England to victory against Australia

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• England 342-8; Australia 304
• England win by 38 runs and lead five-match series 2-0

England won a long, rain-soaked, run-soaked one-day international by 38 runs. Despite posting their highest ever one-day score against Australia it was a close run thing. Shaun Marsh, who suddenly became “Glamorgan’s Marsh” as the day progressed, produced a magnificent innings of 131 but England clung on to enough vital late-evening catches to take a 2-0 lead in the series. This was Australia’s seventh defeat in eight matches yet this was a spirited chase on an excellent surface.

Marsh cruised to his fourth ODI century and his partnership of 96 with his fellow West Australian Ashton Agar gave his team a chance of registering their highest ever successful run chase. It was looking bleak for England as Liam Plunkett ran in to bowl the 46th over, especially after Moeen Ali had spilt a very tricky chance running backwards. Australia needed 51 runs with four wickets left. Then Tim Paine pulled a slow bouncer straight to Adil Rashid at fine-leg. Two balls later Plunkett bowled Marsh and the match was safe.

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Written by Vic Marks at Swalec Stadium
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