Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey scored Centuries in 3rd ODI
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Alex Carey of Australia takes a run to reach his century during the 3rd Royal London One Day International Series match between England and Australia at Emirates Old Trafford on September 16, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey scored Centuries in 3rd ODI

In the third and final ODI of the three-match ODI series, Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey scored a pair of centuries as the visiting Australia defeated the host England by 3 wickets. Australia got off to a great start in the ICC Super League with a 2-1 series win.

England won the toss and elected to bat on Wednesday (September 18). Johnny Bairstow scored 112, Sam Billings ’57, and Chris Oakes’ unbeaten 53. England lost 6 wickets in 50 overs and scored 302 runs. Glenn Maxwell’s 107 and Alex Carey’s 106 helped the visitors to a 303-run victory.

The hosts could not start well after batting. Mitchell Starc returned openers Jason Roy and Joe Root in the first two balls of the innings. In the beginning, England had to suffer. After Root’s departure, captain Ian Morgan put up a resistance with another opener, Johnny Bairstow.

However, legspinner Adam Zampa did not allow their resistance to being too long. Zampa returned Morgan who scored 23 runs during the team’s 6 runs. Bairstow-Morgan’s 6-run partnership was broken when Morgan returned. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Butler could not settle down after Morgan’s departure. He returned with a catch in the hands of Finch with just 7 runs.

Then of course Bairstow partner Sam Billings. England is on the way to a big collection with an impeccable pair of two. When Billings returned with 57 runs, the 114-run partnership between Bairstow and Billings was broken. After Billings’ departure, Bairstow returned to the dressing room with the tenth century of his career. He scored 112 runs off 127 balls with the help of 12 fours and 2 sixes.

In the end, the hosts made 300 off 39 balls in Chris Oakes’ stormy fifty. In the end, England lost 6 wickets in 50 overs and scored 302 runs. Mitchell Marsh took 3 wickets for Australia and Starc, Jampa and Maxwell took 2 wickets each.

The visitors started playing with a target of 303 runs to win. David Warner, Aaron Finch, Marnus Labushan, Marcus Stones, and Mitchell Marsh were in the procession. As none of the five batsmen in the first row could settle down, the visitors lost 5 wickets for only 63 runs.

With their departure, the hour of Australia’s defeat seemed to rise. Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell came to the rescue when Australia was all out for 100 or 150 runs. The two fought in an impeccable partnership and Australia won.

When Maxwell scored 106 runs and Carrie scored 106 runs, the fear of loss arose again for Australia. After their departure, Australia needs 10 runs to win the last over. However, Mitchell Starc has ensured the team’s victory and series by handling it well. With two balls left, Stark and Cummins led the team to victory. Australia won their first series in the ICC Super League.

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