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Stokes dismissal adds controversy to England's defeat

London: England lost by 64 runs, on a controversial day at Lord's, as Australia took a 2-0 lead in the ODI series.

Ben Stokes shows his frustration after being given out Obstructing the Field. Pic/Getty Images
Ben Stokes shows his frustration after being given out Obstructing the Field. Pic/Getty Images 

Eoin Morgan (85) batted brilliantly at times — yet for the second successive occasion his team were unable to chase a total in excess of 300, this time faltering to 245 all out in 42.3 overs.

This was a match sure to be remembered for other reasons too, though, after England's response to 309 for seven veered off course when Ben Stokes became just the seventh batsman in international cricket to be given out obstructing the field.

The hosts were up against it already after half-centuries from captain Steve Smith, George Bailey and a third in just 26 balls from Mitch Marsh helped Australia overcome the disadvantage of batting first in a match shortened to 49 overs each after a delayed start.

Stokes' departure left England 141 for four in the 26th over.

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