David Warner and Travis Head piled on a record Melbourne Cricket Ground partnership of 269 earlier than England have been skittled for simply 142 as Australia clinched a 3-0 ODI series sweep by inflicting a record 221-run defeat on their opponents.
Head scored 152 whereas opening associate Warner made 106 as they struck their third and nineteenth ODI tons of respectively and topped the 225-run partnership Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting had shared in opposition to England on the MCG in 2002.
A few rain showers decreased the sport to 48 overs a facet, with Australia posting 355-5 earlier than England have been set a revised 364 to keep away from a primary clear sweep in a multi-match ODI series since being thrashed 5-0 in India in October 2011.
They couldn’t handle it, rolled in 31.4 overs – leg-spinner Adam Zampa taking 4-31 – and at one level shedding six wickets for 38 runs as Australia’s bowlers starred the place England’s had earlier flopped.
There was a slight return to type for Jason Roy (33 off 48), who hit six boundaries on the prime of the order whereas Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have been nipping the ball over the place, however the subsequent highest scorer was James Vince with 22 as Jos Buttler’s facet crumbled from 57-1 and have been trounced at a venue the place they’d received the T20 World Cup 9 days earlier.
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David Warner and Travis Head shared a record MCG stand of 269 as Australia thrashed England on Tuesday
This ODI series has had an end-of-term really feel for England after that T20 triumph with Buttler’s staff comprehensively crushed in all three matches – a six-wicket loss in Adelaide and 72-run reverse in Sydney previous the Melbourne mauling.
Plenty of tame and drained dismissals with the bat adopted England being responsible of bowling brief and extensive after electing to area in damp and darkish circumstances.
The bowling assault was duly punished by Head and Warner, whose alliance was not damaged till the thirty ninth over when Olly Stone (4-85) dismissed each gamers in the area of 4 deliveries.
Head, Warner marmalise England at MCG
Head was given a life on 4 with Liam Dawson unable to cling on to a pointy probability at second slip off the bowling of David Willey after which overturned an lbw dismissal on 9 with Chris Woakes’ supply proven to have pitched exterior leg stump.
Head went on to achieve his century from 91 balls earlier than Warner accomplished his from 96 as they turned simply the second pair, after India’s Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, to share two 250-run plus stands in ODI cricket, having hit Pakistan for 284 in Adelaide in January 2017.
England fast Stone had eye-watering figures of 0-65 after seven overs however then struck twice in his eighth, with Warner effectively held by Willey at deep midwicket and Head bowled on the slog.
Head's hundred was his third in ODI cricket
Stone then picked up wickets in his ninth and tenth overs, too, as he ended cameos from Steve Smith (21 off 16) and Mitchell Marsh (30 off 16), whereas Dawson (1-75) had Marcus Stoinis (12) caught at backward level from the primary supply after the second rain break.
A rating of 400 seemed achievable for Australia whereas Head and Warner have been flying and regardless that they ended 45 runs shy of that mark they nonetheless amassed the best ODI whole on the MCG.
England stoop after Roy finds trace of type
Dawid Malan was promoted to opener with Phil Salt having been withdrawn from the sport below concussion protocol after hitting his head in the sphere, however the left-hander departed for 2 after inside-edging Josh Hazlewood behind whereas aiming to string a canopy drive to the boundary.
Roy, although, seemed as assured as he has completed for some time regardless of Hazlewood and Cummins producing extravagant seam motion and often beating the within and out of doors edge.
Roy whipped away 4 leg-side boundaries and in addition struck two via the off-side earlier than he was pinned lbw by Cummins in the thirteenth over and Sam Billings (7) clothed an tried pull again to the identical bowler two overs later.
Liam Dawson and England's bowlers have been made to toil in Melbourne
Vince additionally perished on the pull halfway via the twenty third over, earlier than Zampa had Buttler (1) caught at backward level and pinned Woakes (0) lbw from successive deliveries in the twenty fourth.
England have been 95-7 when Moeen Ali, known as into the facet as Salt’s concussion sub, skied Zampa to long-off to fall for a 31-ball 18 in which he was dropped twice.
Sam Curran (12) and Dawson (18) took England into three figures however that was scant comfort, with Zampa ending the sport when he castled Stone.
Buttler: England fell a good distance brief
England captain Jos Buttler: “We tried our best, we fell a long way short. I thought Australia outplayed us in very department and all credit to them.
“There is a lot to be pleased with. You do not want a really lengthy reminiscence to recollect the scenes right here from final week [winning the T20 World Cup] so we acquired precisely what we needed from coming right here and are very pleased with that.”
Jos Buttler seems on after England's defeat on the MCG
Cummins: Best ODI I’ve been concerned in
Australia captain Pat Cummins: “It’s been fantastic all three games, everything has really clicked. The bowlers have wanted to bowl and done the job and the batters have been fantastic.
“It was good to complete it off right here with what I feel is the most effective ODI I’ve been part of.”
England’s white-ball facet return to motion in South Africa from late January for 3 ODIs, with the main target now turning to red-ball cricket as Ben Stokes’ Test staff head to Pakistan for a three-match series, beginning in Rawalpindi on Thursday, December 1. Watch each recreation reside on Sky Sports.