England are the winners of the 5 match ODI series against Australia
England continued their miserable performance in test matches and now Australia is doing the same in ODI series.
Eoin Morgan and his men have created a history by defeating Steve Smith and co at their own backyard. England has won the 5 match series 3-0, with 2 matches yet to go.
Australia went with some changes from their last match, but still they failed to deliver on the field.
Their Playing eleven looked strong on paper but their players lacked the intensity.
Even though the Aussies won the toss and opted to bowl first, they couldn’t stop Jos Buttler.
The visitors did not have a great start, Jason Roy fell early again just like the Brisbane ODI. After Roy and Bairstow put 38 runs for the opening wicket, Roy was picked up by Pat Cummins for just 19 runs.
Alex Hales too departed early after Roy; he managed to score just a single run.
Root and Bairstow tried to repair the innings but they failed, Johnny Bairstow was out to Zampa.
Later England’s most dependable batsman also couldn’t do much. Root played very well in the first two ODOs, but today he managed only 27 runs. Josh Hazlewood gives an important breakthrough to Australia.
Australia was chipping away with wickets, they were picking up the wickets at regular intervals.
The visitors need a good partnership to make a comeback.
Skipper Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler tried to repair the England innings with a gusty partnership, this partnership of 65 runs gave slight relief to England.
But the visitors wanted to carry the partnership as long as possible. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
Morgan was the one to go for 41 runs. England’s skipper was picked up by Josh Hazlewood.
England got another blow inform of Moeen Ali, Ali continued his poor form and scored only 6 runs. Mitch Marsh was the one to clean bowled Ali.
But the loss of wickets didn’t matter Jos Buttler, he was the one to hold the innings together for England.
Chris Woakes provided that vital support to Jos Buttler and England innings came along nicely after early blows.
Buttler and Woakes shared a record partnership to revive England. Their partnership of 113 runs allowed England to post a total above 300 runs.
At one time it was looking highly impossible because the Aussies were bowling well.
From 189 for the loss of six wickets, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes took England to a defendable score.
In the process, Jos Buttler scored his amazing hundred and Chris Woakes brought his fifty.
In the end, England managed 302 runs in their allotted 50 overs, with Buttler was the top scorer for the visiting team. He smashed 100 runs in just 83 balls.
He was equally well supported by Chris Woakes. His knock of 53 was vital in the context of the game.
The Australians bowlers bowled well till that partnership, which took the game away from the Aussies.
Mitchell Starc went wicket less from his quota of 10 overs, that’s why Australia struggled to pick up wickets.
Josh Hazlewood picked up 2 wickets, rest all the bowlers picked up 1 wicket each.
Australia was asked to chase 303 runs to stay in alive in the series.
Australia wanted David Warner to shine today, but Warner disappoints by scoring just 8 runs.
The experienced Cameron White was promoted up the order, but he departs early after Warner. White managed to score only 17 runs.
Then the middle order batsmen of Australia got starts but no one converted them.
Again it was Aaron Finch who held the Australian together with gusty 62 runs.
Steve Smith scored 45 runs, Mitchell Marsh scored 55 runs and Marcus Stoinis scored 56 runs.
These little contributions from the Australian batsmen weren’t good enough, it allowed them to stay in the hunt but they couldn’t win the match.
Time Paine was unbeaten 31 runs and Pat Cummins was not out on 1, in the end Australia managed to score just 286 runs in their 50 overs.
England managed to snatch a win by 16 runs, Morgan and his men are leading the series 3-0.
England bowlers bowled well again, they successfully restricted the Australian batting powerhouse from chasing 302 runs.
Mark Wood, Adil Rashid and Chris Woakes picked up 2 wickets each. Their collective bowling effort gave them a series win in Australia.
England wins their first series on the Australian soil.
Jos Buttler was the man of the match for his match winning innings of 100 of just 83 balls.