Australia vs England 2nd Match Rothmans Four-Nations Cup 1985 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs England 2nd Match Rothmans Four-Nations Cup 1985 - Rothmans Four-Nations one-day international tournament of the 2nd ODI match played between England and Australia at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah in 24th March 1985.

Australia pulled off a last-ball thrilling two-wicket victory over England and storm into the finals against India in a low-scoring thriller of the second match of a Rothmans Four-Nations Cup.

* This is the second time Australia winning on the last ball of the match in One-day international and It is their first such win against England in ODIs.

England scored 177-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Tim Robinson hit 37 off 73-balls including 5-fours.

Graeme Fowler scored 26 off 33-balls including 3-fours, Richard Ellison struck 24 off 26-balls included three-fours, Derek Randall 19, Colin Wells 17 and Phil Edmonds 15 not out.

Australia best bowler by Allan Border picked up 3-wickets for 21-runs in 7-overs, Murray Bennett takes 2-wickets, Greg Matthews, Simon O'Donnell and Terry Alderman each took one-wickets.

Australia chased 178-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Graeme Wood struck 35 off 50-balls including 2-sixes & 2-fours.

Dean Jones scored 27 off 45-balls including 3-fours, Greg Matthews 24, Simon O'Donnell 19 and Kepler Wessels 16.

England best bowler by Richard Ellison, Phil Edmonds, Derek Pringle each took 2-wickets and one for Neil Foster.

Greg Matthews named Player of the match for his brilliant all-round performance scored 24 off 50-balls including a boundary after taking a one-wicket for 15-runs in 10-overs included three maidens with economy rate of 1.50.

This match reported by Tony Lewis (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

AUSTRALIA beat England off the last ball in a
Rothmans Trophy match at Sharjah, to reach Friday's final, in which they will meet India.

After Australian players had run on to the field to hug McCurdy, who had brought his team's score to 178-8, another large crowd sounded off horns and fire- works, and traffic was held up for a quarter of an hour. Sharjah is having its money's worth.

England, who scored 177 for eight in three 50 overs, will play Pakistan in this one-day competition's play-off for third place, on Tuesday.

A game which was handed to Australia by some loose England cricket was almost handed back again as panic hit the Australian dressing room. 

Eventually 10 runs were wanted off the last two overs, four off the last three balls and one off the final delivery.

Good start

Fowler and Robinson got England off to a most positive start, putting on 47 runs in nine overs before spin bowling was allowed to take over, Robinson's 37 was the best innings, and he was unlucky to be adjudged bat-pad to a wicketkeeping catch. 

England lost the initiative when Foster and then Pringle, misdirected their bowling to leg stump and outside. Wood, the left hander, wafted two sixes and three fours down to the long leg area.

In the end, it was not that Australia had done so much right to win the match, but that England had not been at their most efficient and lost a game they could have won.



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