Bopara stars as England beat Oz

Jul 02, 2012, 07:47 IST | AFP

England beat Australia by six wickets to win the second ODI at The Oval here yesterday and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series

England, set 252 for victory, finished on 252 for four with 26 balls left. Ravi Bopara top-scored with 82 after opener Ian Bell had made 75.

Earlier Australia were held to 251 for seven after struggling against disciplined bowling despite opener Shane Watson’s 66 and George Bailey’s career-best 65. 

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