England vs Australia 5th ODI Highlights – June 24, 2018

Aus v Eng highlights today – Fifth and the final one-day international match from Old Trafford, Manchester (England) Sunday 24th June 2018. Old Trafford, Manchester pitch ODI highest total is 318/7 scored by Sri Lanka against the home team in 2006. Home team highest total of the venue is 300/8 scored against Australia in 2015. Australia highest total of the ground is 315/7 against England in 2013. From last four matches, JJ Roy scored 303 runs in four innings, JM Bairstow 288 and SE Marsh 280. AU Rashid took eleven wickets, MM Ali took eight and LE Plunkett took seven in three innings.

Australia win the toss and will bat first.

England team/playing XI
1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Alex Hales, 4 Joe Root, 5 Eoin Morgan (capt), 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Jake Ball.
Australia team/playing XI
1 Aaron Finch, 2 Travis Head, 3 Shaun Marsh, 4 Marcus Stoinis, 5 D’Arcy Short, 6 Alex Carey, 7 Tim Paine (capt & wk), 8 Ashton Agar, 9 Kane Richardson, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Billy Stanlake.

Match Timings: 11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

There should be runs in store once again, on what is forecast to be a warm day in Manchester – although Old Trafford can turn, with the recent dry weather only likely to aid spin further. Sunshine and a sellout are expected, with the World Cup football set to be broadcast on a big screen in the fanzone, too. Nathan Lyon’s introduction to the bowling attack added some much-needed nous after the traumas of Trent Bridge, but Australia’s unbalanced line-up could definitely do with Glenn Maxwell overcoming the shoulder problem that forced him out of the Chester-le-Street game. Craig Overton endured a slightly nervy start to his ODI career (although he showed good awareness in the field to back up Jason Roy’s spectacular relay catch) and may make way for Liam Plunkett’s greater middle-overs knowhow as England press for their whitewash. Jake Ball is fit again and could come in if Mark Wood is rested.

Umpires – Rob Bailey, Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpires – Marais Erasmus
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Michael Gough
Match number – ODI no. 4013

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