England lose again despite Jordan's moment of magic

Chris Jordan appeals during England's dramatic defeat in the second ODI in Brisbane

Chris Jordan appeals during England's dramatic defeat in the second ODI in Brisbane

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A moment of brilliance from Chris Jordan could not save England from another demoralising defeat in Australia today.

England looked set to record their first victory of what has been a miserable tour Down Under in the second one-day international in Brisbane only for a brutal late assault from James Faulkner to break their hearts.

Eoin Morgan had scored a superb 106 from 99 balls to help England to a total of 300-8 at the Gabba and when Jordan took two early wickets a comfortable victory appeared on the cards.

The Sussex bowler removed openers Aaron Finch and David Warner inside the first six overs – both via unlikely one-handed catches.

Gary Ballance plucked a fierce Finch drive out of the sky with his right hand to make some amends for his costly drop in Melbourne when the opener went on to score a match-winning century.

Jordan - who finished with figures of 2-53 - then took an even better return catch to get rid of the dangerous Warner, sticking out a hand to grab a ball that seemed destined to whiz by him.

But from 120-5 Australia mounted an unlikely comeback inspired by a sensational innings by Faulkner. He smashed 69 from 47 balls to guide the Aussies to victory with three balls and one wicket to spare.


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