CT17 : Eng vs Aus Report Match 10
ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Group A - England v Australia
Sat Jun 10, 2017 (50 ovs)
10:30 local (09:30 GMT | 15:00 IST)
Ben Stokes England

10th match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has been played between England and australia of Group A on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Putting into bat first by England, Australia managed to put 277 runs in 50 overs. AJ Finch 68, SPD Smith 56 and TM Head 71* were top scorers for Australia. England in reply made 240 runs in 40.2 overs and won the match by 40 runs (D/L method) in rain interuppted match. Ban Stokes made 102* runs and he daclared man of the match.

Earlier, England won the toss and put Australia into bat first. Austrslia got good start with DA Warner and AJ Finch initially. DA Warner lost his wicket scoring 21 runs and skipper SPD Smith joined with Finch to take charge for Australia. Both played excellent cricket and added 96 runs for 2nd wicket before Finch got out scoring well 68 runs. SPD Smith also played good inning of 56 runs before left the field. OTher middle and lower orders failed to bat well except TM Head who played superb inning of 71 runs in later overs and put Australia on respatable total of 277 runs o\in 50 overs.

Following target of 278 runs, England lost both opening batsmen JJ Roy (4) and AD Hales (0) just in 6 runs and failed to get good start in important match. J Root also failed today and left the field scoring just 15 runs and England were in trouble. Skipper EJG Morgan & BA Stokes came in middle and took the charge in hand for England. Both played excellent cricket and put England on winning position as well. EJG Morgan un-fortunately got run of superb throw of Adam Zampa scoring well 87 runs. BA Stokes smashed century and made unbeaten 102 runs before rain interuppted the match in 40.2 overs. At that stage England were 240/4 ans well ahead by D/L method. At last match abandoned from that stage and England given win by 40 runs (D/L method). BA Stoke declarec manof the match for his 102* runs. Australia knock out from Champions Trophy and England enter in semis with 1st position in Group A.

Man of the match :- Ben Stokes (England)
Points - England 2, Australia 0
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