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3rd Match (N), Melbourne, Feb 10 2018, Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Tri-Series
137/7
(14.3/20 ov)138/3
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 33 balls remaining)
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• Report by Daniel Brettig

All-round Australia sweep into tri-series final

Australia suffocated England with the ball and hammered them with the bat to register three Twenty20 wins from three games and secure a place in the triangular series final

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
England137/7(20 overs)
Australia138/3(14.3 overs)

Australia win by seven wickets and are in the tri-series final. That's a thrashing for England. So it's a race between them and New Zealand to join the Aussies at Eden Park. Australis superb from start to finish today, never let England get away in the field and closed out the chase in style. They put the pitch in perspective, not half as tricky as England made it look. There's some pondered for Eoin Morgan (injured today) and Trevor Bayliss to do about the T20 side. The tournament now moves across the Tasman, with New Zealand facing England in Wellington on Tuesday. Kane Richardson has been named Man of the Match.

Jos Buttler "Another poor performance, we didn't quite soak up the pressure. It never felt like we had enough, the power of Australia proved too much. We haven't performed to our abilities yet which is disappointing but we'll look forward to New Zealand."

Kane Richardson "When you've got Ashton and Marcus bowling well it takes the pressure off. Everyone seems to know their roles."

David Warner "The players have been in tremendous form and there are playing fearlessly. The wicket had a little bit in it, the way we executed was outstanding and the way the batsmen finished it off. Credit to the bowlers, they set their own fields. I love going over to New Zealand and we are looking forward to the challenge.

And that wraps things up for today. We'll be back when the series resumes in Wellington on Tuesday but for now you can head over and join the action from Johannesburg. For now, from Alan and Gnasher it's goodbye and see you next week.

14.3
6
Willey to Finch, SIX runs

back to back sixes to win it! Width outside off, carved high over third man...Finch finishes it on his home ground

14.2
6
Willey to Finch, SIX runs

that's a monster down the ground...gets right underneath a full delivery and swings it into the first tier. That would do well on the golf course

14.1
1
Willey to Short, 1 run

over the wicket, worked off the pads to short fine leg

end of over 149 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 125/3CRR: 8.92 RRR: 2.17 • Need 13 from 36b
Aaron Finch8 (3)
D'Arcy Short35 (32)
Chris Jordan3-0-26-2
Adil Rashid4-0-34-0
13.6
4
Jordan to Finch, FOUR runs

full outside off, heaved through the leg side wide of mid-on...nowhere nearly cleanly timed, but's a solid thick inside edge which runs away

13.5
4
Jordan to Finch, FOUR runs

short again, down the leg side, this time Finch catches it up with it and sends it very fine...actually glove rather than bat

13.4
Jordan to Finch, no run

short of a length, angled into the pads, goes for a pull but it takes the thigh pad

13.3
1
Jordan to Short, 1 run

a shorter delivery, 107kph, rolls his wrists and pulls to deep square leg

13.2
Jordan to Short, no run

full outside leg stump, deflects off the pad to Buttler

First time Maxwell is out in this series...and here's Finch at No. 5. Stephen Kissoon: "England were 50 runs shorts in both games so far."

13.1
W
Jordan to Maxwell, OUT

and he gets Maxwell...short of a length, a slower delivery, goes for a big mow over the leg side, like Lynn gets a big top edge and it's a simple catch

Glenn Maxwell c †Buttler b Jordan 39 (33m 26b 3x4 2x6) SR: 150

Jordan returns

end of over 135 runs
AUS: 116/2CRR: 8.92 RRR: 3.14 • Need 22 from 42b
Glenn Maxwell39 (25)
D'Arcy Short34 (30)
Adil Rashid4-0-34-0
Tom Curran2-0-23-0
12.6
1
Rashid to Maxwell, 1 run

full toss, fired in quickly, says 118kph! Whipped to long-on

12.6
1w
Rashid to Maxwell, 1 wide

pushed down the leg side, neat take but that's a wide

12.5
1
Rashid to Short, 1 run

worked off the stumps to deep square leg

12.4
Rashid to Short, no run

appeal for a catch down the leg side and Buttler calls for the review...looks like it's clipped pad on the first replay. Hot Spot confirms that

12.3
Rashid to Short, no run

angled into backward point

Sam: "@Dan: Reminds me of StickSports World Cup web game"

12.2
1
Rashid to Maxwell, 1 run

full and straight, swung down to long-on

12.1
1
Rashid to Short, 1 run

square driven to deep point

end of over 127 runs
AUS: 111/2CRR: 9.25 RRR: 3.38 • Need 27 from 48b
D'Arcy Short32 (26)
Glenn Maxwell37 (23)
Tom Curran2-0-23-0
Adil Rashid3-0-29-0
11.6
1
Tom Curran to Short, 1 run

poor ball, full outside leg, but only costs a single as it's clipped straight to long leg

11.5
1
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 1 run

big full toss, follows Maxwell, pushed to deep midwicket...just okay for height

11.4
2
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 2 runs

takes a short-of-a-length ball into square leg and it's placed perfectly for the second

11.4
1w
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 1 wide

a slower ball dragged down the leg side

Best performances - batsmen
Jos Buttler portrait
JC Buttler
46 runs (49)
3 fours
0 six
Control73%
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
2 fours
0 six
40120122412
Glenn Maxwell
GJ Maxwell
39 runs (26)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
flick
11 runs
1 four
0 six
602054148
Best performances - bowlers
Player portrait, Kane Richardson
KW Richardson
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
3
ECO
8.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Billy Stanlake
B Stanlake
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
2
ECO
7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesTrans-Tasman Twenty20 Tri-SeriesEngland tour of Australia and New Zealand
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Kane Richardson
Kane Richardson
Match numberT20I no. 646
Hours of play (local time)19.20 start, First Session 19.20-20.40, Interval 20.40-21.00, Second Session 21.00-22.20
Match days10 February 2018 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Chris Brown
Australia Image
Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire
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Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
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Gerard Abood
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsAustralia 2, England 0