Thu, Jun 21, 9:44am by Staff Writer
England has thrashed Australia in the third One Day International at Trent Bridge overnight, winning by 242 runs.
They are $1.46 to win their fourth successive One Day International match of the series when the two teams meet at the Riverside Ground on Thursday.
Australia are $2.75 outsiders and will be down on confidence after a poor showing with the ball on Tuesday night.
The Baggy Greens won the toss and chose to field, and what a poor decision that turned out to be.
England notched up 481 runs, a new world record one-day score, as they battered Australia to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in their best-of-five series.
The result was Australia’s heaviest ever defeat by runs in a One Day International, surpassing the 206-run margin against New Zealand in 1986.
With conditions in Nottingham appearing overcast, Tim Paine made the right call in choosing to bowl.
The England attack was relentless, with Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales scoring 139 and 147 runs respectively.
Jason Roy scored 82 runs, with Eoin Morgan smashing 67 runs from 30 balls.
The Australian bowling figures make from grim reading. Jhye Richardson was smashed for 92 runs off his 10 overs, with Andrew Tye even worse, with an economy of 11.1 runs an over, conceding 100 runs from his 9 overs.
England hit 21 sixes in their innings, with Australia little chance of catching them at the innings break.
The visitors were never in the match, with Travis Head top scoring with 51 runs, as England bowled out Australia in the 37th over.
This five-match One Day series with be followed by a single T20 match, and is the first series Australia will play without suspended previous captain and vice captain Steve Smith and David Warner.
The Australians were given a raucous reception at the Oval during the first match, with many England fans taking the match as an opportunity to poke fun at their arch rivals.
This is a time of transition for the Australian team, and they will be looking to use this series to set up their home One Day International series in the upcoming summer.
Australia is at risk of slipping further down the ODI rankings. They are currently in sixth position, with another loss in this test series, consigning them to their lowest ranking position ever.
In game four, Jonny Bairstow ($4) and Jason Roy ($4.33) are among the shortest priced options to be the top England runscorers, with Alex Hales ($4.50) also a worthy pick.
For Australia, Travis Head ($4.50), Aaron Finch ($4.50) and Shaun Marsh ($4.50) are all tied at $4.50 to top scorer for the Baggy Greens.
England won the first ODI at the Oval by 3 wickets, after Australia managed to score only 214 runs in 47 overs.
In the second match at Wales’ Sophia Gardens, England won by 38 runs, scoring 342 runs and restricting Australia to only 304 runs.
England v Australia ODI Series Odds – Sportsbet
England $1.46 v Australia $2.75
England Top Run Scorer
Jonny Bairstow $4
Jason Roy $4.33
Alex Hales $4.50
Joe Root $5
Australia Top Run Scorer
Travis Head $4.50
Aaron Finch $4.50
Shaun Marsh $4.50
D’Arcy Short $5
England Top Wicket Taker
Adil Rashid $3.75
Liam Plunkett $4
Tom Curran $4.50
Australia Top Wicket Taker
Andrew Tye $3.75
Jhye Richardson $4.33
Billy Stanlake $4.50
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