Tom Curran became the hero in England’s nail-biter win against Australia.
England defeated Australia by 12 runs in 5th ODI.
The fairytale continues for England in Limite overs format as they clinch the series on prolific note against the home side.
They played dominant cricket altogether. Their bunch of player is exceptional. Many young talents made an aspiring debut for them In the series.
The table had been turned for Australia in ODI. There were not many collective performances from their side. Steve Smith who looked unmatched in Test had failed to make an impact in ODI series.
Bowling of both sides is brilliant through the whole series. But it is batting which made the difference. England batsman outplayed Aussies batsman. Current batting lineup of England give me the glimpses of the 2003 Australian batting line up. power hitter from top to bottom.
The 5th match between both the side played at Perth Stadium, Perth. Where Australia won the toss and opt to bowl. While batting first Visitors got a brilliant start as their opening duo of Jason Roy 49 & Jonny Bairstow 44 added 71 runs for the opening wicket.
But England openers did not make it back and sent back to pavilion. Joe root scored crucial 62 runs for his side. But his old habit continued with the poor convergent rate. He falls once again after passing 50 runs mark. Australian Bowlers kept it tight. England lower order won’t make much purchase and got out one after the other. England only able to post 259 runs all-out in 47.4 overs. Andrew Tye put up an impressive bowling performance with his 5 wicket haul for just 46 runs.
Australia was not in the chase from the start of their innings as they lost their 1st wicket cheaply in the form of David Warner. Later Aussies batsman find difficult to score runs against the bowling attack of England. Man inform Marcus Stoinis (87) played the role of lone warriors as his side wickets fall in the regular interval.
Tom Curran accounting England breakthrough every time Australian batsman try to settle on the wicket. He forced Australi to get all-out for 247 runs in 48.3 overs. Tom Curran figure 5/35.
Tom Curran declared player of the match for his match-winning bowling performance.