England vs Australia 2nd ODI 1980 Article

Read the article of England vs Australia 2nd ODI 1980 - Australia tour of England (Prudential Trophy) 2-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between Australia and England at Edgbaston, Birmingham in 22nd August 1980.

Graham Gooch's maiden century, Half-centuries from Geoff Boycott, Bill Athey and Debutant Roland Butcher before Mike Hendrick's three-for sets up to England thumping 47-run victory over Australia, despite a fighting knock from Kim Hughes and Graham Yallop's fifty and clinch the Prudential Trophy with 2-0 clean sweep in the second ODI.

Match Stats :
  • England's 47-run win was their ninth largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international and It is their third biggest win against Australia in ODIs.
  • Graham Gooch became the sixth England batsman to score a hundred in One-day internationals.
  • Graham Gooch became the fourth England batsman to score a century against Australia in One-day internationals after Dennis Amiss, Geoff Boycott and David Gower.
  • This is the first instance of England's four batsmen were scores of fifty or more runs in their innings in One-day internationals. It was the second time four batsmen had made fifty or more in ODIs after Australia's four batmen hit fifty or more runs against Sri Lanka at The Oval in the inaugural 1975 World Cup.
  • England's 320 was their second highest score in One-day international and It is their highest total against Australia in ODIs, previous highest was 264 at Sydney in the last year.
  • Australia's 273 was their fourth highest score in One-day international and It is their highest total against England in ODIs, previous highest was 246 at The Oval in 1977.
  • 154 : Graham Gooch and Geoff Boycott set up the second highest first-wicket partnership for England against Australia in One-day international and England's third highest opening stand in ODIs.
  • 103 : Kim Hughes and Graham Yallop set up the joint highest fourth-wicket partnership for Australia against England in ODIs and Australia's joint second highest fourth-wicket stand in ODIs.

ENGLAND scored massive total of 320/8 (55 Overs) with top scorer by Graham Gooch 108 off 113-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred and Geoff Boycott 78 (98)

Australia best bowler by Len Pascoe 4/69 (11) and Dennis Lillee 1/43 (11)

AUSTRALIA scored 273/5 (55 Overs) with top scorer by Kim Hughes hammered a 98 off 84-balls - who fell two-run short of his century - including 10-fours with strike rate of 116.66 and Graham Yallop * 52 (66)

England best bowler by Mike Hendrick 3/54 (10) and Graham Gooch 1/16 (3)

This article reference by AAP via Canberra Times

Australia looked no Further than the nearest betting kiosk for comfort after England won the second Prudential Trophy match by 47 runs at Edgbaston.

Ladbrokes, bookmakers are offering 7-1 against Australia to win the centenary Test and Kim Hughes's $600 award as Australia's man of the series went straight on for the rest of the team. England coasted to victory in both limited-over matches, winning the first at The Oval on Wednesday by 23 runs, and more than doubling the margin at Edgbaston today.

"We're a hell of a lot better than 7-1", Chappell said. "Results in one-day games mean nothing. They have no bearing on Test cricket.

"England won the one-day games 4-0 in Australia last sea-son, and we won the Tests 3-0". Despite usual assertions that they will be a much tougher prop-osition in the Test, there is a dangerous question mark hanging over Chappell's fitness. 

He pulled a muscle in his groin when he was bowling yesterday, and took no further part in the match. It was an aggravation of an injury he received during the Pakistan tour earlier this year.

"It was in my second last over", he said. "I tried to bowl a yorkcr to Graham Gooch and I knew I had done it".

Chappell has pulled out of the three-day county match against Nottinghamshire starting at Trent Bridge today to give himself every chance of being Gt for Lord's next Thursday.

He will have concentrated treatment over the next 48 hours and will rest completely during the Notts game.

Asked to evaluate his chances of being on the field to celebrate 100 years of Test cricket in Eng-land, Chappell replied, "I expect to play".

Wicketkeeper Rod Marsh also did not bat yesterday. He has had a niggling injury in his knee since before the tour, and, like Chappell, is not about to take risks needlessly. 

England can feel pleased with their efforts in the Prudential series. Graham Gooch (108) and Geoff Boycott (78) murdered the bowling in an opening partnership of 154 which set England on the path to a record total of 8-320.

Gooch and Boycott began each match with a century opening stand, and between them they scored 339 runs in the two games. They were on full attack from the first over of the morning, hitting Jeff Thomson for 10 -runs to launch a barrage which continued at a furious pace for 55 overs. After the openers had gorged themselves on the easy pickings to which the Edgbaston strip had reduced Australia's bowling, two Test hopefuls stepped in to continue the assault.

Roland Butcher, the first black West Indian to play for England, thumped 52 in 64 minutes, although he was dropped three times on the boundary, Yorkshire's 22-year-old Bill Athey joined the half-century club with 51 to follow his 32 at The Oval.

There was never any serious question of Australia reaching the target at the asking rate of nearly six runs an over. But it was valuable practice for the rest, and there was plenty of entertainment for a crowd of nearly. 18,000.

Kim Hughes made sure the horrors of the early part of the tour were well behind him with a mercurial innings of 98 in 103 minutes.

He was back at full throttle and cheeky enough to play a few backhanded sweeps of the style that Chappell pioneered a few years ago.

Hughes saved the game from anti-climax and ensured that the ground stayed full throughout a long, sunny afternoon. He missed his century when he drove back a return catch to Gooch, but he will be well pleased with the progress he has made in the last three days.

Graham Gooch named Player of the match for his magnificent batting performance to scored a career-best 108 off 113-balls including 11-fours.

Graham Gooch earned player of the series for England and Kim Hughes for Australia in the two-match ODI series.



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