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Saturday was a busy sporting day across all sports with England dismissing Australia in cricket.

Jason Roy scored a brilliant 120 to help England beat Australia by 38 runs and take a 2-0 lead after the second one-day international (ODI), on the 16th of June in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

Captain Eoin Morgan suffered back spasms and was ruled out 20 minutes before kick-off, but that did not hamper the team’s ability as the put in excellent batting performance.

England posted 342-8 as Jos Buttler who captained the team in Morgans’ absence, made an unbeaten 91 from 70 balls.

This was a significant improvement for the team after struggling in the first ODI against the same opponents three days earlier at The Oval when they left it late to win by three wickets.

The back to back defeat spells doom to Australia that plummeted to the sixth position on the International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day international rankings for the first time since 1984, with a total of 3474 points and rating of 102 placing it a fraction of a point behind Pakistani.

The two sides will next meet on Tuesday, June 19th at 14:00 BST for their third match, out of the five-match series at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

The ODI teams ranking table

As at 18th June 2018

Team |position |Matches played | points |Rating

  • England 1 45 5599 124
  • India 2 45 5492 122
  • South Africa 3 34 3842 113
  • New Zealand 4 41 4602 112
  • Pakistan 5 32 3229 102
  • Australia 6 34 3474 102
  • Bangladesh 7 24 2220 93
  • Sri Lanka 8 43 3302 77
  • West Indies 9 29 1989 69
  • Afghanistan 10 28 1758 63
  • Zimbabwe 11 37 2021 55
  • Ireland 12 20 766 38
  • Scotland 13 16 535 33
  • United Arab
  • Emirates 14 13 236 18