Australian captain Steven Smith revealed that his teammates were quite shaken after a bouncer from Mitchell Starc struck England captain Eoin Morgan on the helmet in the fifth One-day International at Old Trafford.
Mitchell Marsh and John Hastings bowled brilliant spells to turn the fifth and final One-Day International into a one-sided contest as Australia chased down a paltry 138 against England at Old Trafford with seven wickets in hand to claim the series.
After England's defeat at Lord's, which put Australia 2-0 up in the series, few would have given Eoin Morgan's side a chance of going in to the deciding match at Old Trafford all square, such was the dominance of the visitors’ performances.
Eoin Morgan played another captain's knock as England chased down 300 to win the fourth One-Day International against Australia by three wickets at Headingley to level the series 2-2 with one game left.
James Taylor struck his maiden One-Day International century as England set Australia a target of 301 and won by a massive 93 runs in the third ODI at Old Trafford narrowing Australia's lead in the series to 2-1.