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Faulkner sends England crashing

Reuters . Brisbane

Australian batsman James Faulkner (R) celebrates after hitting the winning runs against England in their second ODI match at the Gabba in Brisbane on Friday. — Internet photo   Australian batsman James Faulkner (R) celebrates after hitting the winning runs against England in their second ODI match at the Gabba in Brisbane on Friday. — Internet photo

James Faulkner’s sensational late assault powered Australia to a dramatic one-wicket victory over England in the second one-day international in Brisbane on Friday.
Crushed 5-0 in the Ashes series and thumped in the first one-dayer in Melbourne, England sensed the chance of securing their first win over Australia on the tour after Eoin Morgan’s sparkling 106 powered them to a commanding 300 for eight.
Australia made a feeble start to their chase but Shaun Marsh contributed 55 before Glenn Maxwell (54) and Faulkner (69 not out) provided the late surge that took the hosts past the victory target with three balls to spare.
Needing 25 runs from the last two overs with number 11 batsman Clint McKay keeping him company, Faulkner blasted back-to-back sixes off Ben Stokes and stole a single off the last delivery of the penultimate over.
Facing Tim Bresnan in the final over and still needing 12 runs, Faulkner hammered three fours in a row to trigger wild celebrations around the ground.
Faulkner remained unbeaten after his 47-ball blitz studded with three fours and five sixes.
Australia lead the five-match series 2-0 going into the next game in Sydney on Sunday.
After Alastair Cook opted to bat first, Morgan teamed up with Jos Buttler (49) to plunder 117 runs in 11.2
overs and help England post a competitive total against an Australian attack boosted by the return of Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson.
Batting on one, Morgan was caught off Clarke at deep midwicket but the 27-year-old left-hander had the presence of mind to point out there was one extra fielder outside the ring and get the delivery adjudged a no-ball.
He went on to complete his first fifty in 70 balls and took only 24 balls for his next fifty, hitting five of his six sixes during that stage.
The Dublin-born player brought up his sixth ODI century in spectacular fashion, bending backwards to guide a short Nathan Coulter-Nile delivery over the wicketkeeper’s head for a boundary.

BRIEF SCORES
England 300-8 in 50 overs (E Morgan 106, IBell 68; Maxwell 2-31, Faulkner 2-73) v Australia 301-9 in 49.3 overs (J Faulkner 69 not out, S Marsh 55, G Maxwell 54; Root 2-46, Jordan 2-53).
Result: Australia won by 1 wicket.
Man of the match: JP Faulkner (Australia)




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