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Trott heroics keep England alive

Jonathan Trott’s calculating century ensured England stayed in the series with a 21-run victory that upset Australia’s national holiday in Adelaide. The tourists began the game needing to win and the scenario won’t change when they head to Brisbane for Sunday’s fifth ODI, but they have been boosted by an end to four consecutive limited-overs losses.

Trott’s perfectly timed 102 off 126 balls stood tall on a day that was meant to be a celebration of all things Australia, but the home supporters left unhappy as the series score-line in the seven-game contest settled at 3-1. Trott, bowling his steady medium pace, even managed the valuable breakthroughs of Cameron White (44) and David Hussey (28) to end the pair’s rescue act.

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England were a seamer short against Australia, says Andrew Strauss

The England captain, Andrew Strauss, said his team were a seam bowler short as they slipped to a second one-day international defeat to Australia in Hobart.

Shaun Marsh kept Australia’s innings together after they threatened to fall apart at various points, hitting 110 in a total of 230, to which the tail-ender Doug Bollinger contributed an excellent run-a-ball 30. Bollinger then took the wickets of Strauss and Kevin Pietersen as part of a four-wicket haul as Australia sealed a 46-run victory, which leaves the hosts 2-0 up in the seven-match series heading into Sunday’s third match, in Sydney.

England lined up with the spinners Michael Yardy and James Tredwell in their attack with a view to giving them match practice ahead of the World Cup in the subcontinent, but Strauss accepted in hindsight that had probably been an error.

Full story: The Guardian

 

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Shaun Marsh ton inspires Australia to victory in ODI

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Recalled Shaun Marsh struck a superb century as Australia won the second one-day international against England by 46 runs to go 2-0 up in the series.

The hosts recovered from 33-4 and then 142-8 as Marsh, who was last man out for 110, helped them reach 230 all out.

He shared an Australian ninth-wicket record of 92 with Doug Bollinger (32), who then dismissed Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen in successive balls.

Jonathan Trott (32) and Ian Bell (32) got starts, but England made only 184.

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Dropped Collingwood forced to fight back

Andy Flower and the England selectors have not been afraid to make big calls. James Anderson didn’t play in the World Twenty20, Kevin Pietersen was dropped last summer and Steven Finn left out during the Ashes after taking 14 wickets. They made another in Melbourne on Sunday when Paul Collingwood, England’s most capped one-day player, was omitted for the first match against Australia.

Although Andrew Strauss said Collingwood remained firmly in their plans for the World Cup – the final 15-man squad will be named on Wednesday – he added that there would be no quick return. This omission wasn’t dressed up as rotation or resting, this was a clinical dropping because Collingwood isn’t currently part of England’s best one-day side.

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Hauritz, Lee and Tait named in Australia one-day squad

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Nathan Hauritz, Brett Lee and Shaun Tait have been named in the Australia squad to face England in the first of seven one-day internationals on Sunday.

Batsman David Hussey is also included but Callum Ferguson and Shaun Marsh have failed to make the squad, putting their places in the World Cup in doubt.

The deadline for the naming of the World Cup squad is 19 January, two days before the second one-dayer.

Full story: BBC Sport

 

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