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Australia defeat England by three wickets, win series by 2-1

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Australia defeated England by three wickets and also won the three-match ODI series against the Eoin Morgan led side on Thursday.

Earlier, England had won the toss and chose to bat first. Australia struck early in the match as Mitchell Starc restricted the hosts on 0/2. Both Jason Roy and Joe Root gave away their wicket cheaply on 0.

But opener Jonny Bairstow (112) pit his teeth in and hit a striving century and resurrected the team’s inning. Skipper Eoin Morgan got out on 23 runs before Adam Zampa trapped him and also took his first wicket.

Zampa went on to take a couple of wickets and subsequently finished with 3/51 in his spell. He took the scalp of Jos Buttler (8) and Sam Billings (57). England’s lower-middle order comprising of Sam Billings and Chris Woakes (53) took the team’s total to 302/7.

Australia defeat England by three wickets, win series by 2-1
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Australia started off the chase on a positive note but lost the first wicket in the third over as Chris Woakes gave England its first breakthrough.

The visitors lost their second wicket as Chris Woakes struck again and removed Marcus Stoinis (4). Australia kept on losing wickets and struggled at 73/5 at one time.

From there Glenn Maxwell 106) and wicket-keeper Alex Carey 108) took over and scored centuries and helped the side chase the target with two balls remaining.

From England’s side, Chris Woakes and Joe Root finished with a couple of wickets each while Adil Rashid and Jofra Archer took a wicket apiece.

Australia won the three-match and put in their best for the series decider and a remarkable end to their summers.

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