Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cricket: Australia in front as England continue to get out

Australia has taken the ascendancy in the one day international against England at Brisbane.

England are 100 for 5 out chasing 250 to win, after 24 overs of 50.

Pietersen and Bell batted solidly from 22 for 3, to 95 for 3, while keeping the scoring rate at the required number to reach the target within the 50 overs, but lost another two quick wickets which now have put them behind the 8-ball.

The weight now rests on the current pairing of Collingwood and Bell, and next batsman Woakes to carry England through to the total.

England have had a further blow with Shahzad suffering an injury while bowling during Australia's innings, meaning that he will only bat if required, keeping in mind the much more important World Cup starting next month.

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