Australia and England will play the second ODI of the three-match series on Friday (November 18) at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. Australia won the first game by six wickets after chasing the target of 288 runs. England posted a total of 287 runs for the loss of nine wickets after a splendid performance by Dawid Malan. He scored 134 runs off 128 deliveries, his highest score in ODIs. None of the other English batters failed to score more than 35 runs. Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa shined with the ball for Australia. The duo shared six wickets among themselves. This was also the first game for Pat Cummins as the full-time captain of the Australian side.
David Warner and Travis Head provided a solid start to the team which paved the way for a win. The duo added 147 runs for the first wicket in 19.4 overs. Head was dismissed in the 20th over after scoring 69 runs off 57 deliveries. Warner, however, continued his destruction along with Steven Smith. Warner scored his fourth ODI half-century this year before getting out on 86 runs in the 29th over. Smith remained not out and finished the game for the team along with the other middle-order batters.
In Australian team the members are David Warner, Steve Smith, MP Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, TM Head, C Green, AC Agar, AT Carey, Mitchell Starc, A Zampa, Pat Cummins(C) whereas in England the team members are DJ Malan, JJ Roy, JM Vince, DJ Willey, LA Dawson, Jos Buttler(C), PD Salt, Sam Billings, CJ Jordan, L Wood, OP Stone. The pitch is expected to provide a lot of support to the batters throughout the match and we might witness a high-scoring encounter. The average first innings score in the last five ODIs here is 322 runs. The team batting first have won the last five matches as well and hence, the team winning the toss might look to bat.