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Craig Overton plays as England Lions go 2-0 down to Australia A

By NDJSport  |  Posted: February 18, 2013

Somerset and North Devon all-rounder Craig Overton ran out Alex Doolan with a direct hit

Somerset and North Devon all-rounder Craig Overton ran out Alex Doolan with a direct hit

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England Lions suffered a heavy defeat to Australia A in the second one-day international in Hobart, Tasmania, this morning.

Joe Burns scored 114 to set up a 122-run win for Australia, who now lead the five-match series 2-0.

Craig Overton, the Somerset and North Devon all-rounder, ran out Alex Doolan for 31 with a direct hit from short fine leg. He bowled  ten overs for 57 runs in Australia's 315 for seven.

Overton was seventh out in the England innings, stumped by Tim Paine off the bowling of Cameron Boyce for one from four balls.

James Taylor, the England captain, top scored with 79 as his team, who were strengthened by full internationals Alex Hales and Stuart Meaker, were bowled out for 193 in the 42nd over.

The third match in the series, also in Hobart, starts at 11.30pm GMT on Thursday.

Jamie Overton is in line to play for England under-19s in their fourth one-day international against South Africa in Stellenbosch tomorrow (8am GMT). South Africa lead the series 3-0.

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