England v Australia: Highlights from the second ODI in Cardiff


The pick of the action from the 2nd ODI between England and Australia at Sophia Gardens.

Jason Roy and Jos Buttler blasted England up to their highest-ever ODI score against Australia in the second one-day international in rainy Cardiff.

Click on the video above to watch as Roy smashed a fifth ODI century and Buttler cracked an unbeaten 91 off 70 deliveries as England posted 342-8 from their 50 overs, which suffered from two rain interruptions.

Roy’s century was slightly more circumspect than his previous efforts, using up 97 deliveries, as opening partner Jonny Bairstow’s blistering 42 off 24 balls allowed him to get his eye in.

Roy eventually departed for 120 in the 36th over, getting a fine inside edge through to wicketkeeper Tim Paine, who took a good catch low to his left – even better considering that earlier in the over he had received a nasty blow in the face off a ball that bounced viciously in front of him.

Buttler – England’s stand-in captain, with Eoin Morgan out with back spasms – kept his foot on the accelerator, racing to 50 with the help of back-to-back ramped sixes off Jhye Richardson.

England had contributions from all of their top order, becoming the first team in the history of ODI cricket to record 50 partnerships for each of their first four wickets. Alex Hales (26) and Joe Root (22) fell after getting starts – the latter out to a fine diving catch from D’Arcy Short at deep square-leg.

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