Today was the last match of the Tri-series. Australia was dominant throughout the series. They didn’t lose a single match. On the other hand India was the worst. In today’s match it seemed that Australia might lose but it was short lived as Australia showed how dominant it was. England lost by a huge margin. Here are the Hits and Flops of the match.
Hits of the Day
1. Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell single handedly destroyed the England batting and bowling. He was the best in both. Initially Australia was in pressure in the beginning and wickets were falling at regular intervals. He came to bat and saved Australia. He scored 95 runs and hit 15 boundaries. In bowling he picked up 4 wickets.
2. Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh played the incredible partnership with Glen Maxwell. Their partnership brought control to Australia and helped the reach a defendable score. In partnership they scored 141 runs. Mitchell Marsh alone scored 60 runs.
3. James Faulkner
After the partnership was broken and both the batsmen went home it seemed that this was the end of the innings. But James Faulkner proved everyone wrong and scored 50 runs in just 24 balls with a strike rate of 208.3. He hit 4 fours and 4 sixes. His efforts pushed the team score much further.
4. James Anderson
James Anderson was perhaps the best bowler in the series. He gave minimum runs and picked wickets. Today he picked up 2 wickets and gave the minimum runs from England. His economy was 3.8 and he got 2 maiden overs also.
Flops of the Day
1. Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch had a terrible start. He was the opening batsman and went out for a duck. There were high hopes from him but all went in vain. Thanks to Maxwell and Marsh Australia was saved.
2. Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes was the worst bowler today and one the most expensive bowlers in ODI history. In his 10 overs he gave away a mammoth of 89 runs. Thanks to him Australia recovered and kept scoring runs.
3. Ian Bell
Ian Bell, the opening batsman, too was a disappointment for England. He batted very poorly and it seemed that Australia may get the upper hand. He scored only 8 runs and gave his wicket to Josh Hazlewood in the 4th over.
4. James Taylor
James Taylor was another disappointment. When England was losing its top order he came to bat but was unsuccessful in delivering. He scored only 4 runs and gave his wicket to Mitchell Johnson in the 9th over.