England vs Australia, 3rd ONE-DAY Match Prediction2020-09-17
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England
England lock horns with Australia in series decider at Manchester
Expect England to edge out Australia in a close game.
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Host England and Australia will battle it out in the third and final game of the one-day series at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday.
In the previous game, England produced a marvelous comeback to level the series, courtesy excellent performances from Tom Curran, Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes. England Captain Eoin Morgan will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table in this series finale.
On the other hand, Australia will rue the fact that they should have won the previous game against England. Lack of runs from the middle-order will be a cause of concern for the visitors. Skipper Aaron Finch might be looking to make changes to their playing XI for this winner takes all contest.
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The home side will be chuffed after managing to level the one-day series against Australia. For this series finale, the team management will not make any changes to their playing XI.
In the second game of the series, England Skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat first. Opener Jonny Bairstow perished for a duck to see England lose their first wicket with just 20 runs on the board. His opening partner, Jason Roy failed to capitalize on his decent start and perished after scoring 21 runs off 22 balls.
England Captain Eoin Morgan and Joe Root put on a 61-run partnership to stabilize the innings.
Root produced a scratchy innings of 39 runs off 73 balls and struggled to keep the scoreboard moving in the middle phase of the innings.
Wicket-keeper Jos Buttler and Sam Billings perished for low scores to see England lose their way in their innings. Eoin Morgan looked fluent in his innings and scored 42 runs off 52 balls with the help of five boundaries.
Lower-order comprising of Chris Woakes, Tom Curran and Adil Rashid contributed with the bat to help England post 231 runs in their allotted 50 overs.
Tom Curran scored 37 runs off 39 balls with the help of five boundaries, whereas Adil Rashid chipped in with 35 runs off 26 balls with the help of three fours and one six.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid to make crucial breakthroughs.
Pace duo of Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes put in excellent performances for England in the previous game and claimed six wickets each. Playing his first one-day game for England, Sam Curran did not disappoint and finished with figures of 3 for 35 in his nine overs.
Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan, Mark Wood, AU Rashid, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Jason Roy, CR Woakes
The visitors will be looking to regroup quickly and make a strong comeback in this fixture. The team management might make one or two changes for this game.
Despite losing the toss, pace duo of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood put in splendid performance with the new-ball to see England lose both their openers inside first five overs.
Leg-spinner Adam Zampa continued his excellent form and dismissed the likes of Joe Root and Eoin Morgan to help Australia take control of the game. After reducing England to 149 for 8, Australia pacers failed to execute their plans and conceded 82 runs in the last 10 overs of the innings.
For Australia, Leg-spinner Adam Zampa claimed three wickets, whereas Mitchell Starc picked up two wickets.
Chasing 232 runs for victory, Australia got off to a shaky start as David Warner poor form continued with the bat. Marcus Stoinis also failed to make an impression to see Australia lose their second wicket with 37 runs on the board.
Skipper Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne put on a 107-run partnership for third wicket to see Australia in a strong position to win the game.
Pacer Chris Woakes led the fightback for England with three important wickets in the middle phase of the innings. Middle-order once again failed to produce runs as Australia lost their last six wickets for just 63 runs.
For Australia, Skipper Aaron Finch played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 73 runs off 105 balls with the help of eight fours and one six. He was well supported by Labuschagne, who chipped in with 48 runs off 59 balls.
Wicket-keeper Alex Carey produced a valiant innings for the side and fought hard till the end. Left-hander scored 36 runs off 41 balls with the help of two boundaries
Aaron Finch, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Josh Hazlewood
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||17||0 mm.||1.79 k/h||From: NW||94%|
|03h||17||0 mm.||0.73 k/h||From: NNW||50%|
|06h||17||0 mm.||2.3 k/h||From: NE||36%|
|09h||18||0 mm.||5.61 k/h||From: ENE||77%|
|12h||19||0 mm.||6.18 k/h||From: NE||74%|
|15h||19||0 mm.||5.77 k/h||From: ENE||94%|
|18h||16||0 mm.||5.01 k/h||From: ENE||91%|
|21h||14||0 mm.||4.43 k/h||From: ENE||52%|
The wicket prepared for the game will be on the slower side with variable bounce. The weather forecast for Wednesday’s game is going to be light clouds with gentle breeze.
Old Trafford in Manchester is going to host the series finale between England and Australia.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and post a score of 250 plus runs in their first innings. Both the matches played at this venue have been won by sides batting first.
Host England will certainly fancy their chances of beating Australia in this final game of the one-day series. With the likes of Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran delivering excellent performances, the home side will be looking towards their senior players to stand up and deliver the goods in this contest.
On the other hand, Australia will have bat exceedingly well in order to upstage England in this series finale
Expect England to edge out Australia in a close game.
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