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Cricket News: England beat Australia by 24 runs in 2nd ODI

World champions England claimed an astonishing 24-run victory as Australia crumbled in the second one-day international at Old Trafford in Manchester to level the 3-match ODI series 1-1. Electing to bat first England found themselves in trouble with their openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy returning to the dressing room in the first powerplay. Captain Eoin Morgan and Joe Root fought back but just as things looked to be back on track for the hosts' leg-spinner Adam Zampa was brought on and his spell proved to be decisive. The hosts then lost a flurry of wickets and found themselves wanting at 149/8. However, Tom Curran and Adil Rashid then mounted a fightback as they added 76 runs as England ended their innings on 231/9 in their allotted 50 overs. Chasing 232 to win the series, Australia were cruising at 144-2 before Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer induced a collapse of four wickets for three runs in 21 balls. Reeling Australia lost their final eight wickets for 63 runs as they were bowled out for 207. Jofra Archer was as hostile as he has been for England, disrupting the opening batsmen first up before returning to the attack with Woakes and triggering a collapse.


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