Asked to bat first, England rode on an unbeaten century from Jos Buttler to post 302/6

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England win 3rd ODI vs Australia to clinch series 

England win 3rd ODI vs Australia to clinch series

Sydney, Jan 21: England defeated Australia by 16 runs to win the third One-Day International (ODI) and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series here on Sunday.

Asked to bat first, England rode on an unbeaten century from Jos Buttler to post 302/6 in their 50 overs.

Buttler scored 100 runs off 83 balls and posted an unbeaten partnership of 113 runs with Chris Woakes.

Woakes remained unbeaten on 53 runs off 36 balls with five hits to the fence and two sixes.

In reply, Australia could only manage to reach 286/6 despite half-centuries from Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis.

Woakes, Mark Wood and Adil Rashid claimed a couple of wickets each for England.

Brief scores:

England: 302/6 in 50 overs (Jos Buttler 100 not out, Chris Woakes 53 not out; Josh Hazlewood 2/58) vs Australia: 286/6 in 50 overs (Aaron Finch 62, Marcus Stoinis 56, Mitchell Marsh 55; Mark Wood 2/46, Adil Rashid 2/51, Chris Woakes 2/57).

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