|Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series 2015|
ScheduleSunday, 1 February 2015 at 03:20 GMT / 03:20 UK / 08:50 IST
VenueWestern Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
England made their way to the top two of the Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series 2015, when they defeated India in an important and final pool match. The innings of the Blue Shirts was rolled back for exact 200 runs in 48.1 overs and the Englishmen achieved the target by smashing 7-201 with 19 balls still available. All three teams have played four games each and the top two deserved to be in the final. The Kangaroos won three, one ended without any result and grabbed 15 points at a net run rate of +0.467. England triumphed in two, lost even and held 9 points with a net run rate of +0.425 whereas the Men in Blue were unable to grasp any game and reached two points with the courtesy of weather.
Steven Smith, David Warner, and Aaron Finch are the top scorers in the series while Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell and James Faulkner are capable of playing big innings. Mitchell Starc is their leading bowler with 12 wickets followed by James Faulkner, Gurinder Sandhu and Pat Cummins.
James Taylor along with Jos Buttler took England to prosperity in the last match against India when their side was down at 5-66 after 19.6 overs. They shared a match winning partnership of 125 runs with their personal feat of 82 and 67 runs. Ian Bell and Eoin Morgan are among runs as Moeen Ali is emerging into a fine all-rounders of the game. Steven Finn, Chris Woakes, James Anderson and Stuart Broad are bowling as required by their team.
Sunday, February 1, 2015 @ 03:20 GMT, 11:20 local at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth.
Partly cloudy with the temperatures around 25-31ᵒC.
England has opted to bat and Australia preferred to chase most of the times after winning the toss in the tournament.
The batsmen were found struggling in the previous game between England and India at the same venue while the bowlers enjoyed more.
Australia – (From) George Bailey (C), Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Steven Smith, Cameron White, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin, Moises Henriques, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, Gurinder Sandhu.
England – (From) Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, James Taylor, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Gary Balance, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Steven Finn.
Team Australia is a favourite to win the match.