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England will hope to end home summer with another series win.
Maxwell gets to 2nd ODI ton
Another batsman gets to a century with a six. Seven sixes for Maxwell and he gets to his landmark off 84 balls. This is Australia's game now.
Australia 268 for 5
81 needed off 60 ... Carey and Maxwell have now added 150 off 144 ...
Sampath Bandarupalli @SampathStats Fifties by No.6 or lower batsmen in this game: Sam Billings (57) Chris Woakes (53*) Alex Carey (60*) Glenn Maxwell (54*) This is the first-ever match in ODI history where as many as four batsmen batting at No.6 or lower have scored 50+ runs. #ENGvAUS 06:51 PM  Sep 09, 2020
Piers Morgan @piersmorgan Six months ago, I assumed there would be no cricket this summer. Instead, I’ve enjoyed some of the best cricket I’ve ever watched, played in front of no spectators but with zero loss of excitement or intensity. Final game now heading for a thrilling climax. Fabulous. #ENGvAUS ???? 06:54 PM  Sep 09, 2020
ICC @ICC Glenn Maxwell has become the 23rd player to score 3??0??0??0?? runs in men's ODIs for Australia ???? #ENGvAUS 06:45 PM  Sep 09, 2020
18 overs left, 135 more needed by Australia. This should be close ...
An opportunity for Carey. A short ball into the left-hander and he had tapped that straight to the third man. Simple catch but a big no-ball from Archer.
England 88 for 5
Bharat Sundaresan @beastieboy07 Like many cricketers during this English summer, Joe Root too is realising that you end up doing some extraordinary things when you stop getting haircuts #ENGvAUS 05:35 PM  Sep 09, 2020
Oh, dear! Oh, dear!
Run out. A run out. Last thing Australia needed at this stage. Labuschagne has been dismissed.
Australia 84 for 5
Two for Root
Mitchell Marsh doesn't last long either. Inside edge onto the pads and caught by the 'keeper. Looks like England have more than enough on the board. Will Labuschagne inspire Australia to a come-from-behind win?
Australia 56 for 4
Joe Root has another big wicket to his name. Warner falls for 24. Normal off-cutter and it held up in the track, beat the outside edge and knocked out the stumps. Australia in a lot of trouble now.
Australia 51 for 3
Powerplay done - Australia 47 for 2
Slower ball from Woakes and it comes out all wrong. It going down the leg side and Stoinis wants to work that fine. Gets a leading edge and is caught at short midwicket. Lucky break for England and the pacer.
Australia 31 for 2 in 5 overs
Full and straight from Woakes, traps Finch plumb in front. The Australia captain doesn't even bother to discuss the review. England have the much-needed early strike.
Australia 21 for 1
Aaron Finch and David Warner are out there to open for Australia. Woakes will start with the ball ...
Bairstow ton sets Australia 303 for series win
Jonny Bairstow's tenth One-Day International ton has helped England post a fighting score.
With short boundaries on one side, England would have hoped to cross the 320-run mark after batting first. Things, however, got off to a rocky start as Mitchell Starc removed Jason Roy and Joe Root on the first two deliveries of the match. While Roy spliced a wide delivery to point, the Test captain was trapped in front for a duck. Despite the start, Bairstow and Eoin Morgan looked steady at the crease and even managed to counter-attack.
The fifth, sixth and the seventh over went for more than ten runs as England ended the powerplay with 67 on the board. The pacers had looked flat but the introduction of Zampa helped Aaron Finch control things better. Morgan fell in the 11th over as he swatted a flighted delivery to mid-off. Job Buttler settled in but failed to kick on as his stay fetched England just eight. At 96 for 4, England were in danger of ending with a below-par score.
Sam Billings, fresh from a confidence-boosting century in the first game, did well to settle in and score at a brisk pace. He got his fourth half-century and scored 114 for the fifth wicket with Bairstow. The opener, meanwhile, reached his century off 116 balls with an audacious swat against Pat Cummins for a maximum.
An ill-timed reverse sweep against Zampa had Billings walking off for 57 as England looked set to push on in the last ten overs. Cummins struck a crucial blow as his delivery nipped back in to knock out Bairstow in the 41st over. Chris Woakes and Tom Curran added 46 for the seventh wicket but Starc ended the frustrating stand in the 47th over. Australia, however, will be a touch disappointed as the hosts' lower-order managed to add 82 runs in the last ten overs with Woakes (51 not out) doing most of the damage.
Bairstow looks stunned as the delivery from Cummins nipped in and knocked him over. England have lost a big wicket at the wrong time. They needed Bairstow to kick on and take them past 300 in the last ten overs. Too much pressure on the lower-order now to get the job done.
England 220 for 6
England 220 for 5 in 40 overs. How many will they get?
Deepu Narayanan @deeputalks 116 balls for Jonny Bairstow to reach his century - by far the slowest of his ten ODI hundreds. The median number of balls at the time of reaching his 100 in his first nine centuries was only 86. #ENGvAUS 02:46 PM  Sep 09, 2020
Freddie Wilde @fwildecricket England's huge scores are often used as the clearest example of their white ball batting revolution but there's an argument it's actually innings like these—& the 3rd T20 v Pakistan—where they counterattack after losing early wickets that better illustrate the shift. #ENGvAUS 02:50 PM  Sep 09, 2020
10th ODI century for Jonny Bairstow
A six to get to his century. Length ball from Cummins and whacked over square leg as he to the landmark off 116 balls. However, England are dented soon after. Billings falls after his century as Zampa gets his third wicket.
England 210 for 5.
50 for Billings
Billings has given a solid platform to work on for a big score. Bairstow is still going strong and the stand is moving towards the three-figure mark. Australia have turned to Zampa for a wicket as England look to kick on in the last 15 overs.
England 195 for 4
100 up for England ...
Zampa got one to skid and it took the outside half of Bairstow's bat. Australia decided to review it and it was an easy decision for the third umpire.
England 97 for 4
Second wicket for Zampa. Buttler falls this time as he was looking to up the ante. He went for the drive and scooped a simple catch to cover.
England 97 for 4
Half-century for Bairstow
He's looked very fluent today. Gets to his half-century off 48 balls and with a boundary. He needs to carry as this looks a good surface to bat on and with three wickets down, the onus is on him to guide the side a fighting score.
England 85 for 3 in 16 overs
Geoff Lemon Sport @GeoffLemonSport Joe Root had never made a golden duck in 82 Tests before last summer, when Cummins got him twice. He had one golden duck in 149 ODIs before today. (The other was also against Australia, when he was Clint McKay's hat-trick.) #EngvAus 12:37 PM  Sep 09, 2020
Spinner comes on and gets a wicket second ball. Tossed up outside off, the mid-off was inside the circle. Morgan saw the delivery and wanted to launch that for a boundary, slams it straight to Starc. Australia needed this because England were dominating big time.
England 67 for 3
Nothing much to celebrate for Australia after the first two balls. England have scored at more than six runs per over and the pacers haven't been able to create any sort of impact.
England 67 for 2
After two wickets in first two balls, England have made good progress from there on. Morgan and Bairstow have looked solid at the crease and are in no hurry whatsoever. Having said that, they've scored at five runs per over to not let Australia get on top.
England 25 for 2
WHAT. A. START.
England have lost Roy and Root on the first two deliveries of the match. Roy was caught at point chasing a wide delivery and Root was plumb in front. Morgan played out the hat-trick ball and then struck a boundary as they managed to avoid any further damage.
England 4 for 2
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow walk out to bat, Starc will start with the ball. Ready?
Toss - England have won the toss and will bat first; No Steve Smith for Australia.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Australia:David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey(w), Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
Adam Collins @collinsadam Fresh pitch and a (very) short boundary to the eastern side of the ground - just 66 yards. @bbctms is on air from 12:45pm. #ENGvPAK 10:47 AM  Sep 09, 2020
Steve Smith update
Steve Smith will be given every opportunity to play the final ODI, Justin Langer has said. However, the former captain is a bit rusty and it was pretty evident in the net session on the eve of the match.
Hello and welcome the live blog of the third and final ODI between England and Australia in Manchester. The series is tied at 1-1 and Australia will want to walk away with a series win after they lost the T20I series. They were in total control in the second ODI and then there was total chaos as they eventually fell short. England's bowler helped them come back in a fine fashion and Eoin Morgan will hope they can continue in the same fashion.
Old Trafford, like the Ageas Bowl, has had to deal with an unprecedented workload over the last three months and can't be blamed for some of its pitches breaking down or up with fatigue. Wednesday's contest is expected to be played on a fresh pitch though which could make for even more interesting viewing as it might give the home team a chance to pull the curtains on a remarkable summer with a bang, like has been their brand of ODI cricket generally as the No.1 team in the world.
The Curran brothers made their way in for the second ODI and like they've known to do, made immediate impressions on England's performance. But a fresh pitch, which will have extra and more predictable bounce, could force one of them out in favour of Mark Wood. Moeen Ali is always a possibility, considering they might need some added firepower in the batting on a truer pitch.
Possible XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Billings, Sam Curran/Moeen Ali/Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer
Smith's return would be the only expected change for the Australians. For the visitors, it's less a case of who is playing than where they're playing in the batting order. The bowlers have been sensational so far, including Mitchell Marsh in the middle overs. But the lack of firepower in the middle to late order could well result in some swaps, especially if the top three provide the kind of foundation we've come to expect from them.
Possible XI: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschange, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
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