The Kangaroos bowlers well led by Nathan Lyon brought their side towards a consecutive victory vs. England who faced another batting collapse in the 4th Test.
The English speedsters led by James Anderson and Stuart Broad, took their team to a commanding position after crushing the Kangaroos batting in the 1st innings.
The middle order batsman of England, Kevin Pietersen, rescued his side with an unbeaten fifty when most of the batsmen surrendered even after a reasonable start.
The misery of poor batting for England continued in their second innings of the 2nd Test when they lost six wickets and were heading towards another defeat.
The Australian skipper, Michael Clarke, along with David Warner plundered centuries and put their team on top against the visiting England in the opening Test.
Michael Clarke marshalled his troops from the front by plundering a first ODI ton vs. England as the visitors clinched the encounter by a splendid team work.
The Aussies amassed 492 runs with one wicket still in hand when their first innings was declared and England managed 247 for the loss of four wickets in 116 overs.