New Delhi: The second match of the three ODI series between Australia and England is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground today. After winning the toss in this match, Australia decided to bat first and set a target of 281 runs for England. Steve Smith’s innings of 94 made the biggest contribution in helping Australia reach this target. Steve Smith made a big record with this and left behind big giants.
Smith became the fastest Australian batsman to score 14,000 runs
In fact, Steve Smith, who has been in strong form since the first match, maintained his rhythm in this match as well. He scored an innings of 94 runs and became the ninth Australian batsman to complete 14000 runs in international cricket. With this, Smith has also become the fastest Australian batsman to score 14000 runs. It is a great achievement for Steve Smith, who started his career as a bowling all-rounder, to reach this point.
Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith shared 101-run partnership
After winning the toss, the Australian team came out to bat first and lost the wickets of David Warner and Travis Head in the beginning. After which Steve Smith, who landed at number three, and Marnus Labushen, who landed at number four, handled the innings and shared a 101-run partnership. Marnal Labushen scored 58 off 55 balls while Steve Smith once again shone and played a blistering inning of 94 runs though he missed out on a century.
England (Playing XI)
Jason Roy, Phillip Salt, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Sam Billings (wk), Moeen Ali (c), Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, David Willey, Adil Rashid
Australia (Playing XI)
David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (WK), Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood (C)
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