England vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights 2012. Watch Australia vs England 2nd ODI Highlights The Oval 2012. Australia in England 2nd ODI Highlights watch online played at The Oval, London on 01 July 2012. Aus vs Eng Cricket highlights.
Victory at Lord’s was extremely important for England. Many would have cast off their improved ODI fortunes as nothing much having beaten Pakistan at the end of a tour in which the opposition had already got the job done in the main series – Pakistan swept the Tests 3-0 – and then against West Indies, who were always going to struggle in bowler-friendly conditions.
The win in the first ODI was against top class opposition – Australia are the World’s No. 1 ODI team – who were fresh, prepared and motivated for the series. More wins against these type of teams will make people look more favourably on England’s chances for the 2015 World Cup – which is what this series in particular is geared towards. Another England victory would also have them dreaming of claiming the No. 1 spot from Australia, which a 5-0 whitewash would achieve.
The only issue for the hosts is whether James Anderson is fit to play. Surrey’s fast man Stuart Meaker has been called up as cover. Anderson was rested when fit for the Edgbaston Test so any sign of injury will surely see him whisked out of the side.
For the tourists, they didn’t do too much wrong at Lord’s but where their problems could lie is in the middle order. David Hussey looked troubled by the pace of Steve Finn – pace which will be accelerated by a hard Oval pitch – Steve Smith is yet to convince at No. 6 and Matthew Wade is perhaps batting too low for his talent and could often be coming in under pressure with the two players above him struggling to contribute.
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