Australia beats England by three wickets to clinch ODI series 2-1

By ScoreLine Desk - September 16, 2020

Old Trafford: A record stand of 212 between Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey has helped Australia to a dramatic three-wicket victory over England and seal a 2-1 series win.

Chasing 303, the tourists looked dead and buried at 5-73 — the lowest score Australia’s fifth wicket has fallen at in an ODI against England since 1977 — when Maxwell joined Carey at the crease.

Maxwell, often maligned for not producing when Australia need it most, had a day to remember as he smashed seven sixes and four boundaries in his 108 from 90 balls as the world champions suffered a first home series defeat in five years.

Carey, 106, also found form when it mattered with his maiden international century as the duo chalked up the highest sixth wicket partnership of all-time in one-day internationals before

Maxwell fell to Adil Rashid 18 runs shy of victory.

The South Australian fell to the final ball of the penultimate over from Jofra Archer when Mark Wood took a fantastic diving catch in the deep.

It required pace duo Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins to get Australia home with 10 runs needed from the final over bowled by Adil Rashid.

Starc hit the first delivery for six and then the third ball for four to seal a memorable win with two balls to spare.

Maxwell also became the fastest man to score 3,000 ODI runs as Australia buried the memory of Sunday’s meltdown in the second match of the series.

By ScoreLine Desk

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