Australia thrashed England by 221 runs in the third and final match of the ODI series between the two teams. After getting an invitation to batting first, Australia posted a mammoth 355/5 in their designated 48 overs. David Warner and Travis Head scored centuries and also stitched a record-breaking opening partnership.
Both batters added 269 runs for the first wicket and gave Australia the desired start. After Warner and Head were dismissed, Steve Smith (21 off 16) and Mitchell Marsh (30 off 16) played handy knocks to keep the momentum on Australia’s side. While Smith tried to anchor the innings, Marsh did not hold back from taking on the bowlers.
The Aussie all-rounder hit a boundary and a couple of sixes before perishing to Olly Stone. Marsh was looking good as he hit a massive six against Stone on the delivery prior to his dismissal. As Stone kept it short against Marsh, the batter stood tall and pulled it with all his might towards deep midwicket. The ball flew off the bat and landed into the stands and the broadcasters showed that it travelled 115 metres.
On the back of the opening partnership between Warner and Head and a few quick runs from Marsh and Alex Carey, Australia posted 355/5. Meanwhile, England got bundled out for 142 with none of their batters (except James Vince and Jason Roy) showing intent. While Roy scored 33 off 47 balls, Vince scored 22 off 45 balls. Moeen Ali did try to play the anchor but he too perished to Adam Zampa who took four wickets.
The Australian leg-spinner dismissed Ali, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes and Olly Stone to complete his 4-fer. Other notable contributions for Australia with the ball included Pat Cummins (2/25) and Sean Abbott (2/45). With this win, Australia completed a whitewash (3-0) over World T20 champions England.