Travis Head’s best ODI rating assists Australia blank England in 3rd ODI, earn collection

Australia, fuelled by hundreds from Travis Head and David Warner, crushed England by 221 runs in the 3rd one-day international to sweep the series in front of largely empty stands at the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG) on Tuesday. Head and Warner forged a 269-run stand, the highest opening partnership at the MCG, as Australia amassed 355-5, the greatest overall at the venue just after two rain interruptions had lowered the video game into a 48-overs-a-facet affair.

When they returned, spinner Adam Zampa (4-31) led England’s rout as the visitors, chasing a revised goal of 364 underneath the Duckworth-Lewis method, were being bundled out for 142 in 31.4 overs struggling their heaviest defeat in the 50-overs format. On a working day when batting information tumbled at the MCG, only 10,406 followers were current at the stadium which can host 100,000.

“It’s been superb, all 3 video games,” Pat Cummins, his first sequence in demand of the Australia ODI squad, reported. “Every little thing has genuinely clicked, the bowlers have all desired to bowl and the batters have been excellent. Fantastic to end it off here, which is just about the most effective ODI I’ve been a element of.”

Earlier place into bat, Australia got off to a blazing commence with Head and Warner relishing the continual source of small-of-duration deliveries by England’s jaded attack. Head raced to a 91-ball hundred, his third in just one-day internationals, with a 4 off Chris Woakes and went on to make a vocation-greatest 152 which contained 4 sixes and 16 fours. Warner, who built 106, desired 97 balls to bring up his 19th hundred ending a century drought dating again to early 2020.

Olly Stone (4-85) finally broke the stand in the 39th above dismissing both the openers in a area of 4 balls.

England, who won the T20 Environment Cup by beating Pakistan in the Nov. 13 final in Melbourne, were equally lacklustre in their batting. Jason Roy top rated-scored for them with a battling 33 but they dropped wickets at standard intervals and the lack of partnership meant they were being never in the chase.

“We attempted out most effective but we have fallen a long way quick,” England captain Jos Buttler claimed. “It was usually likely to be a tricky collection for us coming off the again of the World Cup…”

Moeen Ali was to begin with rested but had to step in as a concussion substitute for Phil Salt who harm himself while fielding.