2nd ODI: Michael Clarke powers Australia to 88-run win over England

Australia made 315 for seven after losing the toss, captain Michael Clarke top-scoring with 105 and sharing a fourth-wicket stand of 155 with vice-captain George Bailey (82).

updated: September 09, 2013 00:36 IST
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Manchester: Australia's Michael Clarke brought up his century off 94 balls, raising the bat for his first ODI ton since his 117 against Sri Lanka in March, 2012.Michael Clarke led from the front with a century as Australia overwhelmed England by 88 runs in the second one-day international at Manchester's Old Trafford on Sunday.

Victory saw Australia take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series following Friday's washout in Leeds on the ground where they suffered a 4-0 ODI campaign loss to England last year.

Australia captain Clarke's 105, only his eighth hundred in 229 matches at this level, was the cornerstone of a total of 315 for seven and came after he'd made 187 at Old Trafford in the drawn third Test against England last month.

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