England Ready to Enjoy Whitewash Against Australia
As they eased to the highest one day run score, England got even more determined to close with a historic 5-0 whitewash. Johny Bairstow hit 79 for England as Roy scored his terrific century. Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh hit hundreds for the Australian team, although the result was never in doubt as Bairstow and Roy, openers for England put on 174.
The victory sealed by Jos Buttler, as he smashed 54 from 29 balls, and this excitement was happening right there since England have never managed to beat Australia 5-0 in any international one-day series. The score before entering the final game stood on 4-0, and every fan can simply not wait for the final taking place on Sunday at Old Trafford.
Bairstow and Roy Became England’s Favourite Opening Pair on Tuesday
On Tuesday after 481-6 in the third game of the series, it is understandable that Australia already expected the worse as Bairstow and Roy plundered their bowling attack again in what can only be described as a devastating hitting display. England’s second-highest run chase was the 311 chased by a team that took no or very few risks.
Australia Had No Answer to The Powerful Opening Partnership
The Australian team had no answer to the powerful partnership of the opening pair which quickly claimed the title as the best in modern cricket. In only sixteen games their fifth century stands together, surpasses that of Nick Knight and Marcus Trescothick, which held the previous first-wicket record.
Marsh and Finch Hit Tons
Australia well short even though Marsh and Finch hit tons when they chose to bat after winning the toss. This choice later proved to be a mistake on the Australian side as England remained positive to claim their world-record score. Big shots came from Finch and Marsh as they approached their centuries, their innings laid the foundation for an onslaught in the final overs. Both players were removed once they passed 100.
Pretty Solid Performance All Round
Eoin Morgan, Captain of the England team, feels it was a solid performance all round in which the team kept their control of the run-rate exceptionally well. Australia simply never got away and for England winning against a good side holds more significance as the 5-0.
Tim Paine, captain of Australia, feels there was a patch where the team finally got themselves back into the game but then dropped a catch and England took the game away from them. He said in a press conference that Australia arrives with an inexperienced side and that England is the best team in the world and therefore hard to beat, although it is still not an excuse.