Smith eyes series victory after Lord’s win

Australia

Australia captain Steve Smith has set his sights on a series win after his team went two-nil up in the five-match ODI series after beating England at Lord's on Saturday.

Even though Smith admits that their fielding can definitely improve, he is looking forward to the next few games as they look to seal the series.

Australia scored 309 for seven after England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to field in a 49-over match after the start was delayed due to rain.

The visitors then bowled the hosts out for 245 in the 43rd over of the innings to seal a comfortable 64-run win at the Home of Cricket.

After the match, Smith said: "I thought our fielding was quite sloppy to be honest – our batting and bowling came together in patches but there are a lot of improvements to do and hopefully we can do that in our next few games.

"Hopefully we can continue playing good cricket and win this series in the next game. I don't want to shy away from the fact that it was a great game of cricket as well."

Australia will look to win the series on Tuesday at Old Trafford, which is the venue for the third ODI.

Latest