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Australia maintained their supremacy – 3rd ODI vs. England

Zia Rana January 19, 2014

Australia 3-244 (Shaun Marsh 71*, David Warner 71,Ravi Bopara 1-14) beat England 9-243 (Eoin Morgan 54, Tim Bresnan 41*, Nathan Coulter-Nile 3-47, James Faulkner 2-35) by seven wickets with 10 overs remaining.

The Kangaroos continued with their demolition project against the Englishmen and grabbed the ODI series after the Ashes with a brilliant team work at Sydney.

The visitors managed 243 after losing nine wickets in 50 overs and the hosts powered 244 with seven wickets in hand and 60 balls available.

David Warner (Australia) was announced ‘Player of the match’ for his attacking knock of 71 runs.

The third One Day International of the five match series was held on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at Sydney Cricket Ground.

David Warner - Player of the match

David Warner – Player of the match

Earlier, Alastair Cook, the skipper of England, won the toss and walked in to bat first with Ian Bell. The first was gone at 50 for 35 and the latter followed him 20 runs later for 29. The tourists lost their fourth wicket at 121 when Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara took the score to 177 in 39.6 overs. Bopara surrendered his wicket for 21 and his partner attained his 21st ODI fifty in the 41st over. Morgan was caught and bowled by Daniel Christian for 54 after nine runs and Tim Bresnan scored a brisk unbeaten innings of 41 off 29 balls as the visitors reached 9-243.

Nathan Coulter-Nile was the supreme bowler with three, James Faulkner and Daniel Christian held two each whereas Xavier Doherty chipped in with one wicket.

The Aussies lost their first wicket at 43 as Shaun Marsh got together with the hard hitting David Warner. The latter reached his 8th ODI half century on the 56th ball he faced but threw away his wicket at 121 after scoring 71. The Australian captain, Michael Clarke, appeared in the park next, continued attacking the rival bowlers and was clean bowled by Bopara for 34 as the total touched 172 in 28.4 overs. Brad Haddin associated with Marsh who completed his 10th ODI fifty with a boundary. The duo held their ends for 35 and 71 respectively as the home side blasted 244 after losing just three wickets in 40 overs.

Chris Jordan, Ravi Bopara and Ben Stokes were the only successful bowlers with one wicket each.

Australia clinched the third ODI with a hefty margin of seven wickets and leads the series at 3-0.

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