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Twitter reacts as England take 2-0 lead against Australia

Australia and England team line up. (Photo Source: Indian Express via AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The England team continued their consistency in the 50-overs form as they took 2-0 lead in the five-match series against Australia. The visitors chased down 270 with relative ease in the end and thus won the match with four wickets in hand. Earlier, Australia managed to put 270 on the board after electing to bat first.

The host’s opener Aaron Finch continued his dream form as he scored his second consecutive and tenth One Day International hundred. Australia once again lost track of the proceedings and the England bowlers were able to bounce back in the later stages of host’s batting.

Australia and England team line up. (Photo Source: Indian Express via AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

England continued its domination in the One-Day form.

Australia was looking good for a score of above 300 but like in the first match, they lost their way. English bowlers kept chipping in with wickets and didn’t let the hosts off the hook.

England didn’t get off to a great start as they lost their last match hero Jason Roy for just 2 runs in the very first over bowled by Mitchell Starc. But Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow steadied the ship as they together put an alliance of 117 runs. Both the right-handers made use of the fielding restrictions to just time the ball and scored their fifties in quick time.

But England lost both these batsmen in quick succession. Morgan started his knock on a positive note before he chopped on to a Mitchell Starc delivery. Jos Buttler batted in a way he only knows and scored a quickfire 42 off 32 balls. Starc gave some nervous moments to the tourists when he scalped Buttler and Moeen Ali in the last over of his spell.

Chris Woakes came out with the aggressive approach and took his side with English Test skipper Joe Root over the line. The third One-Day will now be played at Sydney on January 21 as Australia will look to stay afloat.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

We have to look at the positives, we took 20 wickets in both tests: Dhoni

Other Franchises approached me but cannot think of anybody except CSK: Dhoni