Australia returned back with the triumph in the ODI series against England after humiliating defeat in the Ashes. They once again, with this win, proved their mettle and made it clear that they are going to be one of the strong contenders of winning World Cup 2011.
With this win, Australia sealed the series with 4-1 in the seven match series which still has two more games.
Earlier today, the hosts were restricted to 249 in Brisbane as Chris Woakes did splendid bowling and took six wickets which were his best. However, in reply, England faltered as they fell to 22 for 3.
Later in the inning, Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell did give some hope but soon their resistance to the Australian bowling ended and England collapsed to 198, losing the match by 51 runs.
Kevin Pietersen (40) and Ian Bell (36) put on 73 to revive their hopes but when the pair, and Eoin Morgan, fell in quick succession, they were 103-6 and all but beaten.
As per report of the sources, Captain Andrew Strauss criticised England’s batting after the early batsmen fell cheaply. While speaking to media, he said that the team was very disappointed with the way they batted throughout the series.
Having won the fourth match of the series on Wednesday, England were hoping to continue their recovery and go on to record an unlikely 4-3 series win to take into their World Cup campaign, which begins against the Netherlands on 22 February.
England will definitely look forward to bridge the gap by winning the remaining two games as will definitely boost their confidence before the commencement of megaevent.Share
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