Dominant centuries from Travis Head and David Warner helped Australia thrash a drained England by 221 runs Tuesday within the third and ultimate one-day worldwide on the Melbourne Cricket Floor to comb the sequence 3-0. After a six-wicket loss in Adelaide and a 72-run defeat in Sydney, England’s lengthy tour ended with a crushing defeat on the similar venue the place they received the T20 World Cup this month. Australia made a formidable 355-5 on the again of Head’s 152 and Warner’s 106 in a rain-hit sport decreased to 48 overs, with the pair’s 269-run stand the ninth-highest opening partnership in 50-over cricket and the most important on the MCG.
It left England needing 364 to win beneath a DLS-adjusted goal, an ominous rating they by no means appeared like getting towards a disciplined assault led by pacemen Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa’s spin.
“It has been incredible, all three video games,” mentioned Australian skipper Cummins. “Every part has actually clicked.
“Good to complete it off right here, that is nearly the perfect ODI I have been part of. Every part was excellent.”
With Phil Salt sidelined for a concussion verify after hitting his head whereas fielding, Dawid Malan was elevated to open for England with Jason Roy however he fell for 2 to Hazlewood.
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It did not get any simpler for the batsmen, who have been restricted to simply 49-1 off the opening 10 overs, already effectively behind the required run fee.
Cummins accounted for Roy (33) and Sam Billings (7) in fast succession, whereas James Vince floor out 22 off 45 balls earlier than Sean Abbott broke his resistance.
When Zampa eliminated skipper Jos Buttler (4) and Chris Woakes in successive balls, then Moeen Ali (18) in his subsequent over, England have been 95-7 and their hopes over. Zampa ended with 4-31.
“We tried our greatest, fell a good distance brief. Australia outplayed us in each division,” mentioned Buttler.
“However heaps to be happy with. You do not want lengthy recollections to recollect the scenes right here final week,” he mentioned of the World Cup victory.
Buttler, again after lacking the Sydney sport, received the toss and requested Australia to bat, solely to observe an exhibition from Head and Warner.
Head made his third one-day century and highest rating, off 130 balls with 16 fours and 4 sixes, as he solidified his place on the prime of the order after the retirement of Aaron Finch.
With situations overcast and funky, the England bowlers extracted early swing and Head survived a missed catch on 4 and being given out lbw on 9, which he efficiently challenged.
However he settled as he and Warner assumed full management, mentioning their second 100-run partnership in three matches.
Rain interrupted play for half-hour however the pair resumed the place they left off with Head racing to his century, mentioning the milestone with a 4 from Chris Woakes. Warner quickly adopted, crunching Olly Stone to the ropes for his nineteenth ODI ton.
The partnership was lastly damaged by the persistent Stone, who bagged each Warner and Head in the identical over and completed with 4-85 after eradicating Mitchell Marsh for 30 and Steve Smith for 21.
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