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Australia makes 3-0 clean sweep of ODI series after another crushing defeat for England

No one would have thought that the England team, which won the T20 World Cup, would be in such a bad condition in the very next series.  The England team got a clean sweep of 0-3 in the ODI series against Australia.  Jos Buttler’s team lost by 221 runs at the same stadium in Melbourne where England won the T20 World Cup by defeating Pakistan.  This is the biggest defeat in ODI history of England in terms of runs.

 In the year 2018, England lost the match against Sri Lanka by 219 runs.  But after four years now England has broken this unwanted record.  

 Australia scored 355 runs in the third ODI.  In this rain-affected match, 2 overs were reduced and thus England were given a target of 364 runs.  In reply, the English team was bundled out for just 142 runs.

 Before this match, England also lost two matches badly.  England lost the first match by 6 wickets and Australia won by 72 runs in the second ODI played in Sydney.  Overall, England’s performance was very poor in this entire series and due to this, they had to face a clean sweep defeat.  For Australia Travis Head, who scored 152 runs in this match, was given the Player of the Match award while David Warner was the Player of the Series.

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 In the Melbourne ODI, Warner and Head gave a wonderful start to the Australian team. They added 64 runs in 10 overs of the powerplay.Head completed his half-century in 55 balls, Warner took 53 balls. Head-Warner took Australia’s score to 150 in 24.5 overs. Travis Head brought up his third ODI century in 91 balls. Warner completed his century in 97 balls.  He scored a century after 1040 days.

 Travis Head completed his 150 runs in 128 balls, he was dismissed for 152 in 130 balls.

 David Warner played an innings of 106 runs.  Record partnership of 269 runs with Head. Australia’s team managed to score 355 runs in 48 overs.

 England opener David Malan got out after scoring just 2 runs.In the 10 overs of the powerplay, the England team was able to score only 49 runs. England’s 100 runs were completed in 26.3 overs.  During this,  7 wickets had fallen. No England batsman could score a half-century, Roy scored the highest 33 runs.

 Leg-spinner Adam Zampa took 4 wickets for just 31 runs.  Cummins-Abbott got 1 wickets each .

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