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Australia vs England, 3rd ODI in Sydney, Highlights - As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: January 21, 2018, 5:22 PM IST


AUS vs ENG Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

3rd ODI ODI, Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, 21 January, 2018



(50.0) RR 6.04



(50.0) RR 5.72

England beat Australia by 16 runs
Australia vs England, 3rd ODI in Sydney, Highlights - As It Happened

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The Steve Smith led Australian cricket team must beat England in the third ODI in Sydney on Sunday to keep the five match series alive. Post the Ashes drubbing of the visitors, this is an unexpected situation for the Aussies. Smith is all set to unleash the trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins on the English for the next ODI for the first time since the fifth Ashes Test. Hazlewood given a rest in Melbourne before he fell ill in Brisbane, while Cummins who played the first ODI, was left out at Gabba. At the SCG, both Hazlewood and Cummins are expected to join Starc as they look to inflict some damage on the English batting, just like the recently concluded Test series. Starc who has played the first two games of the series which England leads 2-0, wants to play all the five games even though he recently had heel injury that kept him out of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

“I’m alright,” Starc said. “Still three more ODIs to go and I’m planning to be available for all three. “So we’ll see how we go and just keep managing things and play it by ear and the medical staff and the selectors will be on the same page.” From the first two games Starc has a return of six wickets but admits that his transition from red ball to the white ball hasn’t been as fast as he would have liked it. “I haven’t played too much white ball cricket for a little while with a few injuries,” said Starc. “It’s taken me a little bit longer than I would have liked with the new ball. As a senior player I’ve got to step up.” “If Hazlewood and Cummins come back on Sunday it’s important that we start well against the aggressive English line-up.”

In the 50 over format, Australia have not been in the best of form recently and have won only one of their last 10 games, but the left arm pacer believes it’s all about playing your part. “I think we’ve got the right formula, we’ve just got to get that performance together where we’ve been off with the start of our bowling innings, we haven’t put a full batting innings together, he said. “We’ve definitely got the personnel and the talent to do it, just that execution part with this group at the moment.” “We’ve got a chance to do that on Sunday and will try to come back into the series and win it 3-2.” Wicketkeeper Tim Paine, who missed yesterday’s four-wicket loss in Brisbane, had a hit today is likely to resume his place in the line-up, with Gabba debutant Alex Carey to make way.

Australia Squad: Steven Smith (c), Alex Carey (wk), David Warner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Cameron White, Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Tim Paine

England Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, David Willey

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 India 8411 263
4 Australia 5471 261
5 South Africa 4407 259
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