England vs Australia Third ODI Match Report 2020

Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey scored brilliant centuries as Australia stunned England by three wickets in the third one-day international at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Eoin Morgan’s side after electing to bat first were rocked early as Mitchell Starc sent back Jason Roy and Joe Root off consecutive deliveries for a golden duck.

The pair of Jonny Bairstow along with Morgan brought the innings back on track with a 67 run stand for the third wicket, before skipper was caught by Starc off Adam Zampa.

Jos Buttler (8) failed to get going as he was caught at cover by Finch, as the home side were in trouble at 96/4.

Sam Billings gave Bairstow excellent support by adding 114 runs for the fifth wicket, before Billings after scoring a fine 57 top-edged a reverse sweep to gave Zampa his third wicket.

Bairstow reached his century in style with a leg side side, before he was bowled by Cummins slower ball for an entertaining 112. His knock came from 116 balls, with 10 fours and two sixes.

Chris Woakes with some lusty hits at the end remained unbeaten on 53, as England finished with a mammoth 302/7 at the end of their allotted 50 overs.

Chasing 303, Australia started poorly as both Aaron Finch and Marcus Stoinis were dismissed by Chris Woakes for 12 & 4 respectively.

Root who failed with the bat claimed the prize scalp of David Warner who was bowled by a fine delivery that turned sharply for 24, and then bagged all rounder Mitchell Marsh who spooned a simple catch to Buttler.

Marnus Labuschagne who looked good in his short stay was run out for 20, as the visitors were in a deep hole at 73/5.

Maxwell along with Carey rescued their team from a precarious position with a record 212 run stand for the sixth wicket, before the 31 year old all rounder fell to leg-spinner Adil Rashid for a belligerent 108 off 90 balls. His knock included four fours and seven sixes.


Wicket keeper Carey after reaching his maiden hundred was superbly caught by a diving Mark Wood at third man off Jofra Archer in the penultimate over.

With 10 requiring off the final over, Starc smashed Rashid for a huge six and finished the match with a boundary, as Australia reached the target with 2 balls to spare.

Maxwell was declared the Man of the Match.


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