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England mulled over at Melbourne

Hosting the world cup again after 23 years, Australia shows why they are considered as the favorites for the tournament. Aaron Finch scored a brilliant 135 with 12 fours and 2 sixes. Finch and skipper Bailey together put up a great partnership of 146 runs before Finch got out.

Maxwell scored a quick 66 of 40 balls with decent partnership with Haddin and M. Marsh taking Australia to a total of 342.

Steven Finn bowled a brilliant spell towards the end of the innings taking a hat trick in the last over claiming a total of 5 wickets.

While chasing down 342 England got off to a shaky start losing early wickets in the innings. England dint have a notable performance apart from James Taylor who remained unbeaten at 98.

Mitchell Marsh exhibited a great bowling performance damaging the England top order and taking 5 wickets with 33 runs in 9 overs.

 

Scoreboard: /icc-cwc-2015-live/results-folder/2nd-match-pool-a-australia-v-england/

Picture Gallery:

1. The first centurion of 2015 World Cup, Aaron Finch.

 

2. Maxwell smashes 50 of just 30 balls.

 

3. ....and there he celebrates, the first hat-trick from the last three balls of the innings - Steven Finn.

 

4. James Taylor putting on some fight for England.

 

5. Mitchell Marsh celebrates his 5 wickets.

 

6. Aaron FInch signs off with the Player of the Match award.