5th ODI: Australia Vs England: Australia Take Series With 51-Run Win




Chris Woakes

Chris Woakes

So what if Australia won the series with two matches to spare? They lost the Ashes series, that’s what everyone should think about when they get irritated with Australia’s sudden return to good form. It is just in time for the World Cup, how depressing.

Australia won by 51runs at the Gabba with Englands batting order crumbling once more. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first, a wise decision as they made 249 runs. With small yet important contributions from everyone barring maybe two tail enders. Skipper Michael Clarke deserves a treat as he made 54 runs of 74 balls and was dismissed by Chris Woakes who was the only player from the England side who did anything and most of us haven’t even heard about him before.

Brad Haddin made 37 runs of 52 balls was dismissed by Steven Finn and David Hussey made 34 runs of 46 balls was dismissed by Chris Woakes.

Chris Woakes took 6 wickets in this match he took the wickets of opener Shane Watson, Michael Clarke, David Hussey, Cameron White, John Hastings and Brett Lee. He will be disappointed of this loss but will be remembered for being the only won that tried.

For all those who thought Brett Lee was out, well think again because he might be singing with Asha Bhosle during the World Cup for all we know it.

He was responsible for dismissing two of the top order batsman and taking one catch, early break throughs like Brett Lee’s is the reason Australia have won this series.

Englands bating was ineffective and didn’t look penetrating at all even though the total wasn’t unattainable, as a matter of fact it could have been done at 5.03 runs per over, But England managed only 198.

The openers did nothing, the only ones that did manage to pull through were Kevin Pietersen who made 40 runs of 51 balls but was dismissed by John Hastings and Ian Bell who made 36 runs of 61 balls and was also sent walking by Hastings.

The next memorable partnership was between James Anderson who made 20 runs of 31 balls remained not out and Steven Finn who was on his ODI debut made 35 runs of 24 balls but was unfortunately dismissed by Shane Watson who incidentally took 3 wickets in that match.

Even though Australia won the match as well as the series the man of the match award went to Chris Woakes of England for his 6 wickets.

Lets all pray that the Australian side has peaked too soon and they’re brilliant form lasts only till this series.

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