July 4, 2010

Final ODI between England and Australia

Yesterday, Australia played their last ODI match of the tour against England at Lord's, London. England had already won the series by winning the first 3 matches. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.

As usual, Shane Watson was out did not stay long in the pitch as he was dismissed in the 5th delivery of the 9th over. Australians were loosing wickets in regular fashion, no survived to hit a big score, but everyone contributed a very good runs which helped them to put up a good total at the end. Tim Paine, Michael Hussey and Shaun Marsh scored half centuries which really helped Australia. By 50 overs, Australia scored a total score of 277 runs loosing 7 wickets.

England right from the start kept on loosing wickets, Except Paul Collingwood no one survived for long period. Except him, no other top order batsmen bat well yesterday. In the end there was some good partnerships in the lower orders but that did not help England to win the match as they lost all their wickets in 46.3 overs. England had scored 235 runs and lost all its 10 wickets. Australia won the match by 42 runs. Paul Collingwood scored 95 runs from 121 deliveries which included 7 fours and 2 sixes. Shaun Tait was picked as the man of the match for his brilliant bowling where he took 4 important wickets. Although Australia won the lost 2 matches, England was the winner of the series by 3-2. Man of the series was Eion Morgan for his brilliant batting throughout the series.

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