Australia managed to beat England by 3-2

Australia managed to beat England by 3-2 in the 5-match One Day International series.

The Kangaroos won the decider easily by 8 wickets yesterday and ended their disappointing tour on a good note.

The conditions were perfect for batting on a gorgeous day at Old Trafford and it was a very good toss to win for England.

The ball was always going to nip around early on, but, after half an hour or so; the batting would have been enjoyable.

David Lloyd, during the pre match show on Sky Sports, had also suggested that there were good chances of the game being a high scoring affair as the surface was rock hard and there would be nice carry for the batsman to be able to hit their shots on the up.

But, what happened with England is that they lost wickets in heaps at the start.

Jason Roy had to head back to the pavilion after a howler of a decision by Joe Wilson, while, Alex Hales played another disappointing shot to be caught at the 30-yard circle again.

The onus was on the pair of Taylor and Morgan, but, this time around, they failed to dig deep.

Taylor was caught behind trying to fish at a delivery which he perhaps should have shouldered arm and then, Morgan was hit flush on the head by a Mitchell Starc bumper and had to retire hurt.

However, the good news came across later that the Ireland born left hander just had a slight concussion and he’s doing alright.

Ben Stokes’ handy batting kept England in the game just for a short duration, but, once, he was dismissed, the lower order couldn’t show much respite as they had done in the previous games.

Australia smashed their way to the target of 140 with more than 50% of the deliveries still to be bowled in their innings.

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