ENG vs AUS 2018: Watch - Alex Hales' Holds onto a Stunner to Remove Travis Head

Published - 17 Jun 2018, 05:31 PM

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Alex Hales scooped a one-handed catch to remove Travis Head, England v Australia, 2nd ODI, Cardiff, June 16, 2018. Credit: Getty Images

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England Cricket team opener, Alex Hales plucked onto a stunner to remove Australian batsman Travis Head off Mark Wood in the second ODI at Cardiff on June 16 (Saturday).

Meanwhile, England defeated the visitors by 38 runs to go 2-0 up in the five-match ODI series. The Australian batsmen failed to put up a good show, as they stumbled to yet another loss.

However, batting first, Jason Roy (120) and Jos Buttler (91*) propelled England to a massive total of 342 runs. The top-order also contributed significantly, as England left a hefty task for the Aussies. The inexperienced Aussie attack failed to create any resistance in front of England batsmen.

In reply, Australia lost wickets from one end while Shaun Marsh tried to chase down the target. He put in valiant effort scoring a beautiful hundred but went in vain. The middle-order once again collapsed, as Tim Paine & Co suffered yet another defeat.

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Justin Langer headed team need to address this issue soon to keep themselves alive in the series.

Hales plucks a stunner

The tall and lanky English cricketer grabbed a one-handed stunner out of nowhere to provide England with the first breakthrough. It was fourth over of the match, as England skipper Eoin Morgan handed the ball to Wood.

In the second ball of the over, Wood changes his angle and goes round the wicket in angling it in on the legs and Head checks a chipped nudge, only for it to balloon up to short mid-wicket.

Hales throw himself forward and low to his right to pluck a one-handed catch. The umpires wanted to check with the TV umpire, but the soft signal is out. And yes, the slow-mos prove them right. His fingers are underneath, and England gets their first wicket.

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