CWC Austrlia150The final One Day international between England and Australia takes place at Old Trafford Manchester on Wednesday and with the series all square at 1-1 this is the decider.




This series started at this venue on Friday of last week and Australia drew first blood with a 19 run win. They posted 294/9 in that game (Maxwell 77) and although Bairstow (84) and Billings (118) were terrific for England they had no support and Hazlewood (3/26) was named Man of the Match.


The second contest took place at the same venue on Sunday and England came out on top by 24 runs. Batting first England made a vulnerable looking 231/9 with Morgan's 42 the top score and Zampa returned figures of 3/36. Although Finch made 73 in Australia's reply Woakes, Archer and Sam Curran all took 3 wickets and Australia were all out for 207.


This was how the teams lined up on Sunday.


England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer


Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood



The Betting, 3rd ODI Match Result


England 15/20

Australia 11/10


Note, odds quoted are available at the time of writing but are subject to change


The Verdict:


Although England are clear favourites Australia will be thinking they should already have the series wrapped up and by and large the home side have found big partnerships difficult to come by.


I'm struggling to find anything I really like so a couple of speculative Man of the Match plays are on the radar in the shape of Jos Buttler for the hosts and Aaron Finch for the Aussies


Bets: Man of the Match Jos Buttler at 14/1

Man of the Match Aaron Finch at 9/1


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Note, odds are subject to change