Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Aus Won the ODI Series 2-1 against England

Shane Watson century saw Australia win to a 49-run ended England in the 5th one-day international with a 2-1 ODI series victory.

Watson, involved throughout in a trip that saw Australia arrive in Britain in May before their early Champions Trophy exit was followed by a 3-0 Ashes series loss, made 143 in a total of 298 all out.
Jointly with Australia captain Michael Clarke (75), he shared a 4rth-wicket partnership of 163, on a ground where they'd both played for Hampshire, after their side had slumped to 48 for 3 in this day/night clash. Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes led England's attack with an ODI best 5 wickets for 61 runs, the 22-year-old all-rounder starring as Australia fell just short of 300.
England's reply got off to a terrible start when Kevin Pietersen was run out for nought after being slow to answer Michael Carberry call.Carberry, on his home ground, made 30 before he was lbw to left-arm seamer James Faulkner 3/38.

And it wasn't long before 50 for 2 became 68 for four as Joe Root (13) and Luke Wright came and went. Morgan fell for 30 when stumped by Matthew Wade off spinner Adam Voges. England’s hopes now rested with Ravi Bopara and Jos Buttler, whose 65 not out saw them to a series-leveling 3-wicket win in Cardiff on Saturday.
Buttler scored at better than a run-a-ball but Faulkner, smartly changing to around the wicket, bowled him for 42 to end a stand of 92 with Bopara. And when Bopara, who made 66, followed when well caught at extra-cover by Voges off Johnson to give the left-arm fast bowler his 200th ODI wicket, England were down and out at 197 for 7.

Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed completed the match by bowling last man Rankin with 2 overs left. Australia, on a ground where New Zealand's Martin Guptill struck 189 not out against England in an ODI in June, saw 48 for one become 48 for 3 when Stokes took 2wickets in 2 balls after a 30-minute rain break.
Finch was caught by Morgan at point and next ball Matthew Wade gloved an intended hook to wicketkeeper Buttler.Clarke, passed fit after fears he'd suffer a recurrence of his long-standing back injury, survived the hat-trick.

He followed his hundred in Australia's 88-run victory in the 2nd ODI in Manchester with another fine innings before slicing a pull off Jordan to Pietersen at mid-off to end a 76-ball knock including 10 fours and a six.
Shane Watson dominant 107-ball innings, featuring 12 fours and 6 sixes, completed when he was caught behind off Stokes.

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