Australia cricket team defeated hosts England by three wickets in the last match of the ODI series played at Old Trafford ground in Manchester, with the help of lower centuries batsman Glenn Maxwell and wicketkeeper batsman Alex Carrie. In this match, Australia cricket team had a big target of 303 runs. With England losing in this match, Australia got a chance to win the ODI series five years later against a rival team. The team last won the 5-ODI series 3–2 in 2015. With this, England lost the ODI series in their home country for the first time in 5 years.
ENGvAUS: Australia defeated England at their home and won the ODI series after 5 years
In this match, Australia had a very poor start in front of a huge target of 303 runs from England. Captain Aaron Finch (12), David Warner (24), Marcus Stoinis (4), Marnus Labuschen (20) and Mitchell Marsh (2) were all out. This was followed by a partnership of over 200 runs for the sixth wicket between Alex Carey and Glenn Maxwell. This was Carrie’s first century in both ODI and List-A. He scored 106 off 114 balls. With this, Carrie also completed his one thousand runs in ODIs. Maxwell completed the second century of his ODI career in this match.
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Earlier, with the help of Johnny Bairstow’s century, England recovered from a poor start and scored a strong score of 302 for seven in the third and deciding ODI 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. But Bairstow smashed 112 off 126 balls with the help of 12 fours and two sixes and meanwhile added 114 for the fifth wicket with Sam Billings (56 off 58 balls) giving England a poor 90 for four. Up. Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa took three wickets each for Australia.