A brilliant 100 from Jos Buttler helped England to recover fro six wickets down in the 3rd ODI at Sydney at the weekend.
England hit 102 from the last ten overs to reach 302-6. Chris Woakes provided great support to Buttler with 50 off 35 balls and 302 always looked a big score on a slow pitch that took spin.
The unbeaten Buttler-Woakes stand was the difference as Australia fell short by 16 runs After their Ashes embarrassment, England claim the ODI series.
For Australia Finch hit 62 but when he was dismissed by Rashid that was a turning point. Eoin Morgan described the win as one of England’s best under his captaincy achieved defending a total despite being a bowler down due to Liam Plunkett’s hamstring injury.
The teams move onto the fourth game of the series in Adelaide on Friday, one of the best batting wickets in the country and big scores are likely. Some team changes are likely with the series won. For one Plunkett is injured which will bring Tom Curran into the equation and Australia are likely to experiment with an eye on the T20 tri-series starting at the beginning of February
Prices now have England as marginalfavourites,10/11 versus evens, with Australia having been favourites for the first three games . Taking their confidence on trust, and hoping they win the toss Australia can be backed for a consolation victory.