Nov 19, Kathmandu- Inspired by Steve Smith's 94 runs, Australia set a target of 281 runs to England in the second match of the one-day international series. Smith, who won the toss and chose to bat for Australia, faced 114 balls and scored 94 runs with five boundaries and a six.
Smith missed his century by 6 runs when he was caught by Phil Salt in the fourth ball of the 44th over bowled by Adil Rashid. Similarly, Marnus Labuschagne played a half-century of 58 runs off 55 balls with four fours and a six.
Mitchell Marsh, who faced 59 balls for Australia, returned to the pavilion after scoring a half-century with two fours and two sixes. Apart from that, the performance of other batters was not significant.
For England, Rashid took the most three wickets and Chris Woakes and David Willey took two wickets each. Moeen Ali also picked up a wicket.
Australia won the first ODI on Thursday by six wickets. England, who is visiting Australia, is under pressure to win today's match to save the series.
If the home team can win today's game, they will win the series by one game.