LONDON, Sept 6: Australia beat England by 64 runs to win the second one-day international at Lord�s yesterday as they went 2-0 up in the five-match series.
But an otherwise routine win was overshadowed when England all-rounder Ben Stokes was controversially given out obstructing the field � a dismissal greeted by jeers round Lord�s.
Sent into bat, world champions Australia made 309 for seven in a match reduced by rain to 49 overs per side, captain Steven Smith top-scoring with 70 and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh making 64 towards the end of the innings.
England in reply saw captain Eoin Morgan, infuriated by Stokes�s dismissal, top-score with 85 before he was last man out in a total of 245.
No other batsman made more than 43 as Australia won with 39 balls to spare in an innings where fast bowler Pat Cummins took four for 56.
The series continues at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Australia: J Burns b Finn 22, D Warner ret hurt 1, S Smith c Taylor b Rashid 70, G Bailey b Ali 54, G Maxwell lbw b Finn 49, S Watson c Plunkett b Stokes 39, M Marsh c Buttler b Stokes 64, M Wade c and b Stokes 1, N Coulter-Nile not out 0. Extras: (lb3, w5, nb1) 9. Total: (7 wkts, 49 overs) 309. Fall of wickets: 1-42, 2-141, 3-171, 4-218, 5-281, 6-295, 7-309. Bowling: Finn 9-0-55-2; Woakes 8-1-37-0; Plunkett 8-0-42-0; Stokes 9-0-60-3; Rashid 7-0-44-1; Ali 8-1-68-1.
England: A Hales c Smith b Coulter-Nile 18, J Roy c Wade b Cummins 31, J Taylor c Wade b Marsh 43, E Morgan c Maxwell b Cummins 85, B Stokes obstructing the field 10, J Buttler lbw b Maxwell 0, M Ali c Marsh b Maxwell 8, C Woakes c Wade b Cummins 6, A Rashid c Coulter-Nile b Cummins 2, L Plunkett b Starc 24, S Finn not out 1. Extras: (lb9, w6, nb2) 17. Total: (all out, 42.3 overs) 245. Fall of wickets: 1-37, 2-68, 3-119, 4-141, 5-142, 6-171, 7-183, 8-187, 9-242, 10-245. Bowling: Starc 7-0-35-1; Coulter-Nile 8-1-50-1; Marsh 9-0-51-1; Cummins 8.3-0-56-4; Maxwell 10-0-44-2. � AFP