Australia fell 12 runs short of England’s target to give them a 4-1 ODI series win.
England deny Australia a last win at Perth, after their shocking performance at Adelaide Oval Morgan and his men come back strongly at Western Australian Cricket Association Ground in Perth today.
In this last ODI Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first.
England openers started off well this time, Jason Roy and Johnny Bairstow added 71 runs for the 1st wicket.
Jason Roy was looking good, just like the 1st ODI, but he couldn’t repeat that heroics and he fell for 49 runs.
Andrew Tye gave England the first blow.
Alex Hales and Bairstow continued to add runs for while, Mitchell Starc’s amazing delivery saw end of Johnny Bairstow for 44 runs.
Alex Hales and England’s most dependent batsman Joe Root saw England’s total to 150 run mark.
But Hales failed to convert the start, after reaching 151 Hales was out to Mitchell Marsh for 35 runs.
Australia gave England another blow in the inform of England Skipper Eoin Morgan, he was out for just 3 runs.
It was good that Joe Root was still there for England, he needed support and unfortunately he didn’t get any.
Jos Buttler has the finishing skills, but he is not using it. Today England needed him to repeat the heroics but he failed by scoring just 21 runs.
England’s lower order failed to add runs, only Joe Root was there to hold the innings together.
Moeen Ali’s misery with the bat continued, he scored just 6 runs.
Adil Rashid was run out by Steve Smith for 12 runs and David Willey didn’t use this opportunity of scoring valuable runs for his team, Willey just scored 2 runs.
In the quest of scoring quick runs Joe Root’s innings was also ended by Andrew Tye for 62 runs.
Jake Ball was out for a duck and Tom Curran was not out on 11 runs, England managed to score 259 runs in 47.4 overs.
Australian bowlers did well, for the second time in a row they successfully bowled England out before 50 overs.
Andew Tye was on high, he picked up 5 wickets and helped his team to bowl out England.
Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa picked up 1 wicket each and Mitchell Marsh picked up 2 wickets for Australia.
The chase of 260 runs wasn’t a good one for the Aussies.
David Warner continued his poor form with the bat; he was the first one to go for 15 runs.
Marcus Stoinis was promoted up the order instead of Steve Smith.
Stoinis and Head tried to bring the Australian innings on track, but Eoin Morgan ran out Travis Head to make it worse for Australia.
Steve Smith, the number 1 test batsman failed completely in the ODI series, yet another poor score for the Aussie skipper hurt Australia.
Marcus Stoinis was the one who held the innings together. Like Root, he also needed support to chase this target down, unfortunately he didn’t get that support.
He kept losing partners frequently, Mitchell Marsh was also out quickly after Skipper Smith. Marsh managed just 13 runs.
Then Australia got a big blow, Marcus Stoinis who played so well was out after playing a fine innings of 87 runs.
Australia needed Glenn Maxwell to fire in his comeback game; he was the one who kept Australia in the hunt.
Maxwell and Tim Paine tried hard but England bowlers were better than them.
Maxwell was out for 34 runs and hopes of the Australians were on Tim Paine.
He needed at least one batsman to stay with him till the end; there was no response from the other Australian batsmen.
Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye and Adam Zampa failed to support Tim Paine in this chase.
England finally got Tim Paine out for 34 runs. Australia was 12 short of the target.
England won the match by 12 runs and the series 4-1.
Tom Curran had an awesome day with the ball; he picked up 5 wickets in just 9.2 overs.
Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali were the other wicket takers for England, Ali took 3 wickets and Rashid took 1 wicket.
Tom Curran was the man of the match for his excellent performance.