18 Jan 2014

Australia edge England to continue dominance

9:57 am on 18 January 2014

Australia have continued their winning run over England, with James Faulkner's late assault powering them to a dramatic one-wicket victory in the second one-day international in Brisbane.

Crushed 5-0 in the Ashes series and thumped in the first one-dayer, England got close to securing their first win over Australia on the tour after Eoin Morgan's 106 powered them to 300 for eight.

Australia made a feeble start to their chase but Shaun Marsh contributed 55 before Glenn Maxwell's 54 and Faulkner's unbeaten 69 provided the late surge that took the hosts past the victory target with three balls to spare.

Needing 25 runs from the last two overs with number 11 batsman Clint McKay keeping him company, Faulkner blasted back-to-back sixes off Ben Stokes.

Facing Tim Bresnan in the final over and still needing 12 runs, Faulkner hammered three fours in a row to trigger wild celebrations around the ground.