Fri, Jun 29, 1:22pm by Staff Writer
Jos Buttler’s 50 runs from 22 balls is the fastest T20 half century for an Englishman and was key in the home sides 28 run win at Edgbaston on Wednesday night.
England recorded its sixth win of the series against the Baggy Greens, who have been very disappointing in their first series without Steve Smith and David Warner.
England set Australia a total of 222 runs to win, with the Aussies falling short and managing only 193 runs.
Aaron Finch was superb with the bat, scoring 84 runs from 41 balls, but his decision to bowl first proved costly.
The partisan English crowd reminded Australia for their recent ball tampering saga, with chants of “always cheating” commonly heard.
Jhye Richardson had a dismal day, dropping a simple catch when Jason Roy was on 27 runs and finished with figures of 0-59 from his four overs, one of the worst in Australia’s T20 history.
In a further blow, he was bowled out first ball, summing up Australia’s tour.
The One Day International series was dominated by England, with only the fifth game being somewhat close, although the Aussies were bowled out with more than 15 overs remaining for 205 runs.
England’s 481 runs at Trent Bridge set a new record for the most runs in a single innings of a One Day International match.
Eoin Morgan scored the fastest fifth for England in ODIs off just 21 balls, with Australia losing by a whopping 242 runs.
England won by three wickets in game one, 38 runs in game two and six wickets in the remaining three games, to cap off a memorable 5-0 series sweep.
England now host India for three T20s, three One Day Internationals and five Test matches, starting on Tuesday with the T20s.
The series features two sides who are the shortest price to win next year’s One Day International World Cup in England and Wales.
The hosts are $3.50 favourites at Sportsbet, with India close behind them at $5.
Australia who have been the most dominant side in the 50-over game are paying $5.50 and unless they experience a drastic upturn in form, are worth steering clear of.
2019 ICC World Cup Odds – Sportsbet
South Africa $6
New Zealand $8
Sri Lanka $17
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