Australia beats England in their home, hosts losing ODI series after 5 years
Australia defeated England in the third ODI to win the 3-match series 2–1. The English team lost a one-day series on their soil after five years. Earlier, England beat Ireland, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies and South Africa in ODIs at home.
Maxwell became man of the match, added 212 with Carrie
Glenn Maxwell scored 108 runs for Australia. He shared a 212-run match-winning partnership for the sixth wicket with wicketkeeper batsman Alex Carey (106). Maxwell hit 7 fours and 2 sixes in his innings of 90 balls. He was voted man of the match.
Carrie’s first international century
Australian wicketkeeper Carrie scored his first century in an international cricket career. He had earlier scored 4 half-centuries in 38 ODIs, while he has a total of 176 runs in 30 T20 Internationals, his highest score being 37 not out. Carrie faced 114 balls and hit 7 fours, 2 sixes.
Half of Australia team returned for 73 runs
Chasing a target of 303 runs, Australia’s 5 wickets fell to 73 runs. At one time it seemed that the England team would easily win the match and the series but Maxwell and Carrie dashed their hopes. The first blow to the Kangaroo team took just 21 runs when Captain Finch was dismissed for 12 runs after playing just nine balls. David Warner scored 24 runs off 32 balls with the help of 3 fours. Marcus Stoinis returned to the pavilion with just four runs. Labushane scored 20 and Mitchell Marsh scored 2 runs. In this way, the third wicket fell at 51, the fourth at 55 and the fifth at 73.
Chris Woakes and Joe Root took 2-2 wickets
For England, Chris Woakes took 2 wickets for 46 runs while Joe Root also took 2 wickets for 46 runs. Apart from them Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid got 1-1 wickets.
England also lost by giving huge target of 303 runs
England, recovering from a poor start with the help of opener Johnny Bairstow (112), scored a strong score of 302 for seven in this decisive ODI but the hosts had to face defeat. England won the toss and came out to bat first, losing two wickets from Mitchell Starc’s first two balls of the match, Jason Roy (0) and Joe Root (0) could not even open the account.
Bairstow hit a century
Johnny Bairstow scored 112 runs in 126 balls with the help of 12 fours and two sixes. He scored his 10th century of ODI career. He added 114 runs for the fifth wicket with Sam Billings (56 off 58 balls). Billings hit 4 fours and 2 sixes in his innings.
Stark and Jampa also showed power
Australia’s pacemen Mitchell Starc and Adam Jampa took 3-3 wickets. Stark conceded 74 runs while Jampa took 51 runs in 10 overs. Pat Cummins received 1 wicket from him.