Past 300 in decider Ton-up Bairstow powers England

MANCHESTER: In the third and deciding One-day International at Old Trafford on Wednesday, Jonny Bairstow revived England from the depths of 0-2 with a superb hundred as the world champions made 302-7 against Australia.

In the third and deciding One-day International at Old Trafford on Wednesday, Jonny Bairstow revived England from the depths of 0-2 with a superb hundred as the world champions made 302-7 against Australia.

Bairstow an opening batsman watched from the other end as left-arm quick Mitchell Starc took two wickets with the first two balls of the match.

However, Bairstow counter-assaulted sublimely and went to his century in style with a legside six off a 90 mph conveyance from quick bowler Pat Cummins. He made 112 preceding tumbling to Cummins’ more slow ball and with Chris Woakes making an unbeaten 53, England passed 300.

In 83 matches, Bairstow’s tenth century at this level originated from 116 balls, including 10 fours and two sixes. He likewise shared a fifth-wicket organization of 114 with Sam Billings, whose 57 followed his 118 in England’s arrangement opening misfortune.

Eoin Morgan captain of England’s team, won the toss and batted on a fresh pitch with the three-match series all square at 1-1.

But Jason Roy edged a drive off Starc to Glenn Maxwell at backward point from the first ball. Next ball, Starc had Test captain Joe Root lbw with an inswinger. England were 0-2 before left-hander Morgan survived the hat-trick.

Morgan (23) drove Adam Zampa to mid-off before the in-structure leg-spinner had Jos Buttler chipping to extra-cover for only eight. Yet, Billings gave Bairstow fantastic help, finishing a 53-ball fifty preceding he excessively tumbled to Zampa, when a miscued invert clear hurled to short third man.

Zampa got done with fine figures of 3-51 from his greatest 10 overs.

When Bairstow was excused, England were 220-6. Adil Rashid, exploiting a short leg-side limit when the bowling was from the Pavilion End, hurled Starc for six.

In the last finished, Josh Hazlewood yielded 14 runs. Woakes confronted only 38 balls for his fifty, with England including an important 53 runs off the last five overs. Starc got done with a moderately costly 3-74.

Australia were again without Steve Smith, the star batsman not including at all in this arrangement in the wake of being hit on the head by a toss down from an individual from the travelers’ instructing staff while batting in the nets last Thursday.

The guests demanded he was being refreshed simply as a safety measure notwithstanding finishing two blackout assessments. Yet, having seen Smith bat in the nets again on Tuesday, they ruled against playing him, with Australia skipper Aaron Finch saying at the throw: ” “Steve Smith had a long hit yesterday and pulled up a little groggy. When you’re dealing with a head injury, you want to be cautious.” Australia were unaltered yet England reviewed quick bowler Mark Wood, fit after a lower leg injury, instead of Sam Curran.

That followed a sensational 24-run win on Sunday when Australia, apparently cruising to triumph, lost their last eight wickets for 63 runs.

This is England’s last installation of a home season dominated by the Covid. In the event that they win, it will mean they have not lost an arrangement in any configuration across 18 matches this mid-year.



J.J. Roy c Maxwell b Starc 0

J.M. Bairstow b Cummins 112

J.E. Root lbw b Starc 0

E.J.G. Morgan c Starc b Zampa 23

J.C. Buttler c Finch b Zampa 8

S.W. Billings c Marsh b Zampa 57

C.R. Woakes not out 53

T.K. Curran b Starc 19

Adil Rashid not out 11

EXTRAS (LB-8, W-10, NB-1) 19

TOTAL (for seven wkts, 50 overs) 302

FALL OF WKTS: 1-0, 2-0, 3-67, 4-96, 5-210, 6-220, 7-266.

DID NOT BAT: J.C. Archer, M.A. Wood.

BOWLING: Starc 10-0-74-3 (2w); Hazlewood 10-0-68-0 (1w); Cummins 10-0-53-1 (2w); Zampa 10-0-51-3; Marsh 6-0-25-0 (1nb, 3w); Maxwell 4-0-23-0 (2w).

AUSTRALIA: D.A. Warner, A.J. Finch, M.P. Stoinis, M. Labuschagne, M.R. Marsh, A.T. Carey, G.J. Maxwell, P.J. Cummins, M.A. Starc, A. Zampa, J.R. Hazlewood.

UMPIRES: R.K. Illingworth (England) and A.G. Wharf (England).

TV UMPIRE: R.A. Kettleborough (England).

MATCH REFEREE: B.C. Broad (England).

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