England win thriller 5th ODI against Australia & the Series 5-0

England win thriller 5th ODI against Australia & the Series 5-0
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A fantastic rear-guard action by Jos Buttler 110*, Adil Rashid 20 and Jake Ball 1*saved England’s blushes at the Emirates Old Trafford today, winning by 1 wicket against Australia in the 5th and final ODI in the series.

Australia 205 (Travis Head 56, D'Arcy Short 47* Alex Carey 44; Moeen Ali 4-46)

England 206-9 (Jos Buttler 110*;  Billy Stanlake 3-35, Kane Richardson 3-51)

Result – England won by 1 wicket.                               

 

Earlier, Australia had posted 205 all out against some great seam and spin bowling from the England bowlers. Moeen Ali 4-46 , Jake Ball, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid and Sam Curran 2-44 all contributing to a good all round team performance in the field.

Jos Buttler was superb and kept his head during the powerplays after England had been reduced to 27-4,87-6 and 118-8 keeping the score ticking over.

A nail biting finish to the series, a game which Australia probably should have won!

This is the first time England has won an ODI series 5-0 against Australia.

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