Buttler ton sweeps England to straight sets ODI series win
MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP: Glenn McGrath, Ian Chappell, Greg Matthews, Bruce Eva, Tim Lane, and Laurie Colliver on stats.
England has taken an unassailable lead in the ODI series, with Australia falling 16 runs short.
Jos Buttler was, unsurprisingly, named Man of the Match.
England wins by 16 runs to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the ODI series. #AusvEng
— Macquarie Cricket (@MRNCricket) January 21, 2018
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England has overcome a slow start to post 6-302 after being sent in by the Aussies.
Jos Buttler (100* off 84) helped the visitors crash 102 runs from the final 10 overs, bringing up his ton off the very last ball of the innings.
The Macquarie Cricket call team was in awe of Buttler’s innings.
“It was the knock of a real one-day specialist,” Tim Lane said.
“He read the situation perfectly,” Ian Chappell.
“They (Buttler and Chris Woakes) took the game to a whole new level,” said Greg Matthews.
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England is just one win away from wrapping up the one-day series.
Australia will be desperate to keep the series alive and avoid a dreaded whitewash.
The Aussies have made four changes to the side that was belted in Game 2, with Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, and Adam Zampa bolstering the bowling attack. Travis Head, AJ Tye, and Jhye Richardson make way.
Wicketkeeper Tim Paine is also in, replacing Alex Carey.
England are unchanged again.
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AUS: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Cameron White, Steve Smith (c), Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.
ENG: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood.