ODI World Cup 2023: Australia scored 286 runs against England
Labuschagne’s half-century and supporting knocks from Smith, Green and Stoinis helped Australia score 286 runs against England. Here is a recap.
Australia and England faced off each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium. England won the toss and decided to bowl on a hot afternoon in Ahmedabad. Australia named two forced changes replacing Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh with Cameron Green and Marcus Stoinis. Australia scored 286 runs. Here is a recap of the first innings.
Woakes strikes twice for England in powerplay
Travis Head scored nine runs in the first over off David Willey’s bowling. Head was dismissed in the following over by Chris Woakes. Willey followed his expensive over with a quiet one-run over. David Warner survived an LBW call in the fifth over against Willey. Warner was dismissed in the following over after smashing a six by Woakes. Warner scored 15 runs in 16 balls hitting one four and a six each. The double strike from Woakes restricted the Australian scoring rate. Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne scored just nine runs in four overs. The five-time champions scored 48 runs with the loss of two wickets.
Smith and Labuschagne rebuild the innings
Mark Wood came into the attack right after the powerplay. Wood bowled a few quiet overs conceding just 18 runs off his first four overs. Labuschagne smashed the first four after 20 balls in the 12th over. Liam Livingstone came into the attack to spin the ball away from the two right-handers. Livingstone bowled a few quiet overs conceding just 15 runs in the three overs. Moeen Ali was introduced in the attack in the 19th over and was smashed for a four each by Labuschagne and Smith conceding 10 runs in his first over. Ali’s second over also went for 10 runs as Smith smashed him for a four.
Quick wickets for England
Adil Rashid dismissed Smith in the 22nd over. Smith scored 44 runs in 52 balls hitting three fours. This was Smith’s fifth dismissal in the 2023 World Cup. Rashid dismissed Josh Inglis in his following over. Labuschagne and Cameron Green scored some crucial runs after losing two quick wickets. Labuschagne brought up his half-century in the 26th over in 63 balls. The duo scored 47 runs in eight overs (25-32). Wood dismissed Labuschagne in the 33rd over. Labuschagne scored 71 runs in 83 balls hitting seven fours.
Marcus Stoinis got going with a six in the 36th over. He smashed another four in the following over off Wood’s bowling. Green smashed in the 38th over as both batters started to accelerate. Stoinis hit another four in the 40th over. At the end of 40 overs, Australia had scored 220 runs for the loss of five wickets.
Willey dismissed Green in the 41st over to pull things back for England. Green scored 47 runs in 52 balls hitting five fours. Livingstone came into the attack in the 44th over and was welcomed with a six and a four by Stoinis. The spinner had the last laugh though as he dismissed the Australian all-rounder in the same over. Stoinis scored 35 runs in 32 hitting three fours and two sixes. Wood too came back into the attack and dismissed Pat Cummins to restrict the Australian scoring. Adam Zampa played a quickfire cameo down the order to provide some useful runs for Australia. The Australian leg spinner smashed two fours in the 47th over and one each in the 48th and the 49th. He was dismissed in the last over after scoring 29 runs in just 19 balls hitting four fours.