Australia win ODI series decider against England: Records broken
Australia stunned England in the third ODI to pocket the three-match series by a 2-1 margin. The series decider saw England post 302/7 in 50 overs. Jonny Bairstow (112), Sam Billings (57) and Chris Woakes (53*) helped England pile up a competitive total. In reply, Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey struck respective centuries to guide Australia home. Here are the records broken.
How did the match pan out?
England were rocked early on as Mitchell Starc sent back Jason Roy and Joe Root off the first two deliveries. Bairstow and Eoin Morgan added 67 runs. England were reduced to 96/4, before Bairstow and Billings added 114 runs. Woakes' blitz helped them surpass 300. Australia were reeling at 73/5, before Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey added a record stand to win the game.
England batsmen register these feats
Roy registered his ninth ODI duck, whereas, Root got dismissed for nought for the fifth time in his career. Woakes amassed his fifth career ODI fifty and raced to 97 fours. Woakes (1,315) surpassed Matt Prior in terms of runs (1,282). Meanwhile, Billings scored his fourth ODI fifty. This was his second fifty-plus score in the series. He had scored 118 in the opener.
Bairstow slams these ODI records
Bairstow raced to 3,207 career ODI runs and surpassed the tally of Alastair Cook (3,204) and David Gower (3,170). Bairstow, who struck 112 from 126 deliveries, registered his 10th career ODI century and a second versus Australia. He went past the 700-run mark against Australia (772) and got past Kevin Pietersen's tally of 743. Bairstow surpassed Cook in terms of ODI fours (365).
Zampa and Starc register these records
Adam Zampa (3/51) raced to 85 scalps. He equaled the tally of former Aussie skipper Steve Waugh. He also claimed 10 wickets in this series. Starc (3/74) now has 183 career ODI scalps. He surpassed former Pakistan duo Imran Khan and Aaqib Javed (182 each).
Notable records scripted in the 3rd ODI
Morgan (23) became the first batsman to surpass 1,950-run mark in England-Australia ODIs. Aaron Finch (12) became the third Australian to surpass 1,350 runs against England (1,352). Glenn Maxwell became the sixth batsman to amass 100-plus sixes for Australia in ODI cricket. The Australian all-rounder went past 3,000 career ODI runs as well (3,063). He smashed his 2nd ODI ton (highest score).
Carey registers maiden ton, scripts partnership record alongside Maxwell
Carey (106) registered his maiden ODI century. The southpaw surpassed the 1,000-run mark in ODIs as well. He went past Shane Warne's tally of 1,016 runs. Maxwell and Carey stitched a 212-run partnership for the sixth wicket. This is now the highest sixth wicket stand in England-Australia ODIs. It is also the 4th-highest stand for any wicket between the two nations.