Stunning innings from Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey gave Australia a three-wicket win in the third match of the ODI series against England. With this, Australia also achieved the title of the team that defeated England in their ODI series for the first time after five years on their own land.
England challenged Australia for 302 runs, losing 7 wickets in the entire 50 overs, in response to which Australia scored 305 runs with two balls remaining. During that time Australia also lost seven wickets. For Australia, the fourth ball of the 50th overhit a four and decided to win the match and the series.
Five Wickets Fell for Australia
For Australia, Glenn Maxwell scored the highest number of 108 while Alex Carrie scored 106. This is the first century for Australian wicket-keeper Carrie in his international cricket career. There was only a two-run difference between Maxwell and Carrie in terms of contribution towards the team, but Maxwell scored at an average of 120 while Carrie averaged just 92.98.
The Kangaroos team, chasing a target of 303 runs from England, got the first blow only on 21 when Aaron Finch was dismissed for 12 runs after playing just nine balls. In his innings, he hit two fours. The team’s second wicket also fell after just 10 runs and Marcus Stoinis returned to the pavilion after scoring just four runs. As a result, the third wicket fell on 51, the fourth on 55 and the fifth wicket on 73. But Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey showed such a feat of bat that the match was overpowering.
England also Lost by giving a Huge Target of 303 Runs
Earlier, with the help of Jonny Bairstow’s century, England recovered from a poor start and scored a strong score of 302 for seven in a third and decisive one-day international cricket match against Australia on Wednesday.
England won the toss and came out to bat first, losing two wickets in the first two balls of Mitchell Starc’s match. Bairstow hit 112 off 126 balls with 12 fours and two sixes and meanwhile added 114 runs for the fifth wicket, with Sam Billings (56 off 58 balls) leaving England with a poor 90 for four wickets.
Chris Woakes again Scored Good Runs
Chris Woakes (53 not out off 39 balls) again scored good runs in the final overs. For Australia, leg-spinner Adap Zampa took three wickets for 51 runs.
Stark failed to leave an impact after the initial success. He also took three wickets but took 74 runs for it. On Stark’s first ball of the match, Jason Roy caught Glenn Maxwell on point, while on the next ball he roped out Joe Root.
Morgan did not allow his hat-trick but he too could not play long innings despite spending enough time at the crease.
This is how the Player’s are on the Field
Zampa took the ball in the 11th over, and on his second ball, Morgan’s 23-run stand and his 67-run partnership with Bairstow came to an end. Jose Butler (eight) failed to reach double figures in the third match of the series and returned to the pavilion with a catch off the cover of Jampa.
Butler managed only 12 runs in three ODIs. Bairstow continued to play unperturbed from the other end but he slowed down a bit as he reached the century. He, however, completed his tenth ODI century by hitting a six at deep square leg over Pat Cummins.
Bairstow and Billings, who scored a century in the first match, did not allow Australia to take advantage of a good start. The partnership was broken by Jampa but by then Billings had lost the wicket because of his mistake on a reverse sweep. He hit four fours and two sixes in his innings.
Cummins made a big relief of Australia before the death overs by splitting Bairstow’s gills on a beautiful ball by changing the pace. After that, Vox took good responsibility, hitting six fours in his innings and meanwhile completing his fifth ODI half-century. Tom Karan contributed 19 and Adil Rashid contributed an unbeaten run. Both teams are still 1–1 in the three-match series.