Richardson delivers series win to Australia
Australia Under 19-s 3 for 139 (Carder 52*) beat England Under-19s 138 (Thomason 70, Richardson 4-33) by seven wickets
Fast bowler Jhye Richardson continued his outstanding form to set up a comfortable series-sealing victory for Australia Under-19s against England Under-19s in Perth. The Australians took a 3-1 lead with one match to play after Richardson collected 4 for 33 to restrict England to 138, bowled out in the 50th over after being sent in.
Richardson claimed two wickets in the first over of the match and England never really recovered, although Aaron Thomason was a stand-out for them with 70 in an innings where no other player reached 20. Richardson, from Western Australia, is comfortably the leading wicket taker in the series with 12 victims at 13.16 from four games.
Australia had little trouble in their chase as Jake Carder and Sam Heazlett put on 78 for the opening wicket. Heazlett was bowled for 47 off 46 balls but Carder had plenty of support and was still at the crease on 52 not out when the winning runs arrived, with seven wickets in hand and 132 balls to spare.