England vs Australia, 3rd ODI

Australia won by 3 wkts

ENG - 302/7 (50)
AUS - 305/7 (49.4)

CRR:  6.14

Player of the Match

Player of the Series

Commentary

England 1 - 2 Australia: A lonely Aaron Finch lifts the trophy, keeping with the social distancing norms of the times we live in. Nevertheless, getting past the clunk of the leather ball on empty plastic seats, and the mundanity of an automated crowd noise over loudspeaker, let us watch the rainbow flourish outside the prison cell, as free birds weave their magic and heal their caged counterparts, taking them back in time to an age of cricketing miracles built on sustained character; against their fiercest rivals, the current World Champions, Australia have reincarnated their past selves, rising from the "Ashes", so to speak. That's it from us at Crictable, as I, Rishi Roy, bid you a forlorn goodbye alongside Ramakrishnan MS, Nikhil Jadhav and Praveen. *Curtains Down*

Aaron Finch | Australia captain: From the first two balls of the game to the last one, there was a lot of action. We were in trouble for sure. Maxi was in the team for a role like this, for counterattacking and to swing the momentum back. Really proud of his partnership with Carey and we are really proud of how hard they've been working. Maxi can play all around the ground, and the way he navigated that innings and took it deeper and deeper, and I think they fed off each other with the right/left combination was incredible. We are still improving. We have taken our opportunity under pressure tonight, but we have been ordinary at other times during the series. We need someone to take the initiative, and we had two guys do that tonight, and I'm really proud of them. Thanks to the ECB and everyone who's organized this and made this happen.

Eoin Morgan | England captain: We were still in the game in the last over. We had just broken a big partnership, and there was a bit of grip on the wicket, so that gave us a chance with Rashid in the final over. I have to hand it to Australia though, who played really well today, but after losing two wickets with no runs, 300+ was great. Chris Woakes batted and bowled well, and getting wickets early on was great but we simply didn't get those two out. The guys never give up in our dressing room, but it was a great game. I'd like to thank Australia for coming over and playing some great cricket. When you're beaten by a better side, you just have to tip your hat to them. Some guys like Billings and Malan have grabbed their opportunities with both hands and the guys have been brilliant. We are basically sitting around and waiting until tours get confirmed. There's IPL and county cricket, and given the lack of cricket this summer, we're really happy this tour happened.

Glenn Maxwell | Player of the Match | Player of the Series: Not the ideal situation when I came in, but I had the license to go after. A few came out of the middle. A few were gripping but that meant I could sit back and hit it. There was a short boundary so we targeted that. So Alex and I tried to get it down to the end. Tried to pick the right ball to go at and managed it in most occasions. I'm trusting my technique at the moment, and I am a lot more still at the crease. It's been enjoyable in the bubble, 21 guys, we've all got each other, and we have a team room and a few coffee clubs that are rivalling each other.

21:12 Local Time, 20:12 GMT, 01:42 IST: The age of Hussey and Bevan, the ghost of another era, have paid us the most cheerful of visits. Australia were down and out at 73-5, they'd lost half their side, and then a resurgence for the ages ensued - A double-hundred stand in a decider. Carey with his indomitable patience, Maxwell with his swagger, and Australia with their Never-Say-Die attitude. The Aussies have successfully managed to time-travel - perhaps not as ruthless as their past selves, leaving it to Starc and Cummins, but it was more than good enough to wrap up the summer with a most Australian win - two hundreds at No 6 and 7 in a chase - the kind of character you don't get to see too often in modern-day cricket. Presentations coming up soon...

49.4 Adil Rashid to Starc, FOUR, that's it! Sweeps a looper away to the fine leg boundary for four, and Starc has finished off a nail-biter!

49.3 Adil Rashid to Cummins, 1 run, pushes a flat leg-break off the backfoot towards long-on for a single

3 off 4. England need wickets. It's still Australia's to lose. And remember, 2 for a super-over.

49.2 Adil Rashid to Starc, 1 run, googly, Starc swats it away, in the air towards midwicket and Bairstow runs in to throw it at the striker's end...

49.1 Adil Rashid to Starc, SIX, Starc's reached out, and he's nailed this straight down the ground for six! Quite the gamble, this, and maybe Morgan's made the wrong move here...

Mitchell Starc, left handed bat, comes to the crease

The Aussies need 10 off 6. Without Carey/Maxwell. Starc and Cummins batting. Uh oh! Rashid to bowl the final over!

AUS: 293-7 after 49 overs

48.6 Jofra Archer to Carey, out Caught by Mark Wood! This is one of the better pressure catches you'll ever see! Carey's trusted fine upper-cut is employed again, and Mark Wood is charging in, diving forward, and he's taken the catch! Carey departs, and in the final over, the Aussies need 10! Carey c Mark Wood b Jofra Archer 106(114) [4s-7 6s-2]

Jofra Archer to Carey, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Wood has caught it at third man! Are they going to check this?

England need a dot here. Desperately.

48.6 Jofra Archer to Carey, wide, UH OH! Definitely a wide this time. Way past the tramline...

48.5 Jofra Archer to Carey, no run, full and wide outside off, Carey backed away to carve it away, missed. Just inside the tramline. Precious dot...

48.4 Jofra Archer to Cummins, 1 run, drops this back of a length ball into the cover area and scrambles across for a single

48.3 Jofra Archer to Cummins, no run, bouncer at the head! Short ball following him, and he's hit on the wrist! He's arched back fully, but has nowhere to go! Dot ball...