Australia vs England 3rd ODI Highlights – Jan 21, 2018, Eng v Aus highlights today – Third ODI from Sydney Cricket Ground (Australia) Sunday 21st January 2018. England one match victory away to win the five ODI series against Australia because they already won first two ODI very comfortably. In the second match, Australia again batted first and scored 270 runs with nine down. DA Warner scored 35 runs off 40 balls and out when it was 11.4 edged, taken! Lovely stuff from Moeen. This is tighter to off stump, Warner looking to push into the off side, takes an outside edge and snaffled at slip 68/1. AJ Finch scored 106 runs off 114 deliveries, he smashed nine boundaries and a maximum in his innings. His wicket dismissed was like this (40.1 finds mid-on! Once again, England strike back-to-back…went to drive down the ground, think he wanted to go over top, got no sort of elevation and it’s a simple catch on the edge of the circle 213/5).
Australia won the toss and elected to field.
Australia team/playing XI
DA Warner, AJ Finch, CL White, SPD Smith (c), MR Marsh, MP Stoinis, TD Paine †, MA Starc, PJ Cummins, A Zampa Bowler, JR Hazlewood.
England team/playing XI
JJ Roy, JM Bairstow, AD Hales, JE Root, EJG Morgan (c), JC Buttler †, MM Ali, CR Woakes, AU Rashid, LE Plunkett, MA Wood.
Match Timings: 14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50 Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05
Captain of the team SPD Smith faced 25 balls and scored 18 runs, TM Head scored 7, MR Marsh contributed 36 runs, AT Carey † scored 27. JE Root and AU Rashid these two English bowlers dismissed four Australian wickets and CR Woakes, LE Plunkett, MM Ali these three took one wicket each of them. Jason Jonathan Roy had not survived for so long this time and gone with just 2 runs off four balls, JM Bairstow scored 60 runs off 56 balls, AD Hales scored 57 runs, JE Root 46 not out, EJG Morgan (c) 21, JC Buttler † 42 off 32 and CR Woakes smashed 39 runs off 27 balls. In the end England won by 4 wickets (with 34 balls remaining).
England tour of Australia and New Zealand 3rd ODI (D/N) Highlights
The last four ODIs on this ground have seen scores in excess of 300. There was turn on offer during the Test, but over the course of a 100-over day it should remain good for batting. The forecast is for a warm, sunny day. There is no need for England to change unless injuries spring up. That’s tough on the squad players, but victory in Sydney would open up the chance to try a few different things with the series wrapped up. Conditions in Sydney could see the spin trio come to the fore again. Australia look set to throw everything at England in an attempt to keep the series alive, reuniting the big three fast bowlers for the first time since the Sydney Test. Josh Hazlewood was due to play in Brisbane but was hit by the illness running through the Australia camp, while Pat Cummins was rested. Legspinner Adam Zampa will have to come back into the mix as well, logically as a swap for the failed recall of Cameron White. Tim Paine is set to return in place of Alex Carey, although the debutant keeper was a rare bright spot in Brisbane.
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpires – ?
Match Referee – ?
Reserve Umpire – Simon Fry, Sam Nogajski
Match number – ODI no. 3960