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Friday, January 23, 2015

Australia leads the points table in the Carlton Mid Tri Series with another win against England

Australia won against England in their second round robin tie at picturesque venue, Bellerive Oval in Hobart today by three wickets. Set 304 to score Australia reached the target in the penultimate ball of the match.

Skipper Smith once again played the captain's innings and scored a century to win man of the match award at Blundstone arena.

With this win Australia remains at the top of the table with fifteen points, England in the second position with 5 points. Two matches remain to decide the team to play Australia in the final. 

On 26th January India play Australia at Sydney and on 30th India will play against England. India need to win both the games to qualify for the final and England has to win at least one match with a better net run rate to pip India at the post.

Australia was without Warner and Shane Watson but still managed to beat England shows the depth of the Australian bench and it remains the favorite team to win the Tri-Series. 

England could have put pressure on Australia after Ian Bell scored a big century, but couldn't capitalize on the platform provided by Ian Bell. 

Earlier England scored at a brisk space to reach 100 run mark in 16th Over and 150 run mark in 25th Over.

Ian Bell reached 5000 runs in his 153 appearance for the England team. 

India has struggled with both the ball and the bat in this tournament, electing to bat it lost out at the Gabba and in MCG Australia chased down the Indian total of 269 runs quite comfortably.

But the Toss could be vital at SCG, as the pitch is getting slower as the day progresses and is not easy to score runs under pressure.