Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6.6 full outside off, Roy aims an aerial drive... but it's snapped up at extra cover! Cummins strikes, making good use of the extra deliveries. Swung a touch and the ball might have stopped on him, Roy is a batsman not too worried about keeping it down but he couldn't quite clear Finch, who took a good catch above his head 38/1
    18.5 oh beautifully bowled. The previous one was the legbreak, this one was the googly. They both were really full, the length allowed Bairstow to throw his hands at the line without his feet. What that did was create a big gap between bat and pad, the legbreak found the middle of the bat, the googly found a massive gap between bat and pad, and hits off and middle stump. Sensational bowling, didn't shorten his length after he was hit. 90/3
    9.4 pitched up, Hales attempts to go over the top - but loops a tame whack into the hands of mid-on! Another mistimed drive and Australia have their second wicket, Stoinis doing the business. Nowhere near the connection Hales was after and Zampa took it well tumbling forwards 45/2
    22.2 135 kph, the first today but may not be the last. Root chops on. Was just saying Root is so good at finding gaps, and his natural instinct of trying to do so kicks in. It's a good length delivery outside off that seams back in, with Hazlewood's natural angle. The safer shot would have been playing with a full face, but Root tries to cut this down to third man for a run. It's not wide enough for that, but he still may have got away with it on a quicker surface, but not this. Hits off stump and England now in trouble. Batsmen will have to get forward and play with the full face. 107/4
    34.6 gottim! Morgan tries to open the face but ends up gliding an edge to the keeper! Hazlewood makes the breakthrough, just as England were starting to look fluent again. Used the angle across Morgan, who played pretty well but is still searching for a major contribution 172/5
    not out
    100
    83
    6
    4
    120.48
    6
    12
    0
    0
    50.00
    38.1 bowled him, Moeen drags on! He'll have to drag himself off, it's not been a fun tour with the bat for him... Back of a length, this time the ugly swipe goes down, rather than up, and raps the top of off stump - no chance for a fielder to mess things up and Marsh has a wicket 189/6
    not out
    53
    36
    5
    2
    147.22
    Extras
    16 (lb 2, nb 1, w 13)
    TOTAL
    302/6 (50 Overs, RR: 6.04)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (JJ Roy, 6.6 ov), 2-45 (AD Hales, 9.4 ov), 3-90 (JM Bairstow, 18.5 ov), 4-107 (JE Root, 22.2 ov), 5-172 (EJG Morgan, 34.6 ov), 6-189 (MM Ali, 38.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc1006306.30347130
    JR Hazlewood1005825.80305100
    PJ Cummins1016716.70325361
    MP Stoinis804315.37240210
    A Zampa905516.11153000
    MR Marsh301414.6680020
  • BATSMEN
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    20.1 tosses up the legbreak, Finch goes to sweep, hit on the pads - and given! Finch immediately signals for a review, seeming to suggest he got some bat on it... but there's no bottom edge on the replays, and Hawk-Eye has it clipping leg stump! It was very close to sliding by but umpire's call is all England needed. Huge wicket, no hundred for Finch today! 113/3
    3.5 tries to force the ball through cover, but his balance was terrible. And all he can do is chip his wicket away to extra cover. Was around full, on a length. Warner stayed back to a ball he should have been forward to. Instead of adjusting his shot, he goes through with what he wanted to play, a forceful punch from the back foot, but his balance (and therefore timing) are way off. Can only push it away. Woakes is pumped. 24/1
    8.3 edged and gone! A start for White but he perishes looking to force the ball through point. May have been done in by some extra bounce. Back of a length delivery outside off, White looks to hit the ball through point but all he can get is a thin outside edge. Was actually looking quite solid on a tricky surface 44/2
    33.6 throws the hands, thick edge and Buttler snaffles a terrific low grab! Wood is delirious as he charges off...but Smith isn't walking. This is going to the TV umpire, and the soft signal is out, which could be crucial. Has he got fingertips under it? This is going to be incredibly tight, it's a fantastic effort from Buttler, but is there some grass involved? They are taking an age over the replays, but it's very hard to be definitive... And the third umpire has given it! The on-field call was key and Kumar Dharmasena has decided he can't overrule it. Smith is fuming, the crowd is silent but he has to go 181/4
    38.3 taken at long-on. And Australia stumble further. This is a huge moment, the set man has picked out long-on. There have been so many dismissals where a batsman mistakes a flat legspinner for a long-hop. Happened to Guptill against Zampa at this ground, think it was last year. Marsh goes back and looks to pull over midwicket, but the ball lobs off the splice towards long-on. Flat trajectory from Rashid. No doubt about this one 210/5
    49.3 and taken at deep square leg. This game's gone. A short delivery on middle and leg, the slower bouncer, forcing a tiring Stoinis to generate his own pace. He is too tired, all he can do is pull the ball to deep square leg. Billings runs in and takes a good, low catch. 284/6
    not out
    31
    35
    1
    0
    88.57
    not out
    1
    2
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    11 (b 4, lb 5, w 2)
    TOTAL
    286/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.72)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (DA Warner, 3.5 ov), 2-44 (CL White, 8.3 ov), 3-113 (AJ Finch, 20.1 ov), 4-181 (SPD Smith, 33.6 ov), 5-210 (MR Marsh, 38.3 ov), 6-284 (MP Stoinis, 49.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Wood1014624.60355020
    CR Woakes1005725.70274100
    LE Plunkett1.20604.5030000
    MM Ali1005705.70202100
    JE Root8.406006.92194200
    AU Rashid1005125.10252100

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50 Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05

Match days

21 January 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Worst ever

1

This is the first instance of Australia losing first 3 matches of an ODI series at home and 6th overall.

Buttler's blast

38

No. of sixes hit by Buttler in the last 5 overs in ODIs (46th to 50th) since 2013 - the most by any batsman. AB de Villiers is next with 37. Buttler strikes at 194.01 in last 5 overs in this period.

Root's hundredth

100

Number of ODIs for Root, including this match. He's the 21st player to appear in 100 or more ODIs for England and no one had as many runs as Root at that point.

Toss favour

7-1

Win-loss record of teams winning the toss at SCG in last 8 ODIs. Australia have won each of their last 5 ODIs when they won the toss at this venue.