Sunday 6 February 2011 

Clinical Australia Finish Off England For 6-1 Series Win

Clinical Australia Finish Off England For 6-1 Series Win
Clinical Australia Finish Off England For 6-1 Series Win
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Australia 279-7 (Voges 80, Hussey 60) beat
England 222 (Yardy 60no, Johnson 3-18) by 57 runs
Seventh One-Day International, Perth

Australia sealed a 6-1 series victory over England with a comprehensive 57-run victory in the seventh and final One-Day International in Perth.

Half-centuries from Adam Voges and David Hussey steered Australia to 279 for seven and in reply, England were dismissed for 222 with Mitchell Johnson taking three for 18.

Hussey, at number five in the order, and Voges, at six, revived Australia's innings after they slipped to 103 for four, putting on 95 for the fifth wicket.

Hussey hit five fours and a six and Voges four fours and their partnership was pivotal in setting England a testing target. James Anderson returned three for 79 and their were two wickets apiece for Liam Plunkett and Michael Yardy.

Aside from Yardy, who ended the match unbeaten on 60, England's batting underwhelmed once again. Already missing Eoin Morgan and Paul Collingwood due to injuries, they lost openers Andrew Strauss and Steven Davies without scoring.

Jonathan Trott (14), Kevin Pietersen (26) and Ian Bell (8) all fell cheaply to Johnson and despite Sussex trio Yardy, Matthew Prior (39) and Luke Wright (24) fighting hard, they had been left with too much to do.

Shaun Tait removed Strauss, Liam Plunkett (20) and Steven Finn (0) to return three for 45, Jason Krejza returned two for 53 and there was a wicket apiece for Doug Bollinger and John Hastings.

The match was both sides' final ODI ahead of the World Cup, which gets underway on 19th February.

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