Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey starred with the bat as Australia registered a thrilling three-wicket victory over England in the third ODI to win the three-match series. Both the players scored century while sharing a record-breaking 212-run partnership to steer the visitors to their first series win over England since 2015.
Chasing 303, Australia were in all sorts of trouble after being reduced to 73 for 5. However, Maxwell hit a blistering 108 from 90 balls and Carey scored 106 to rescue their side.
The game ended in a thrilling manner as both Maxwell and Carey departed before steering the Aussies to safety. Maxwell fell with 15 balls remaining and Carey holed out at the end of the 49th over to leave Australia needing 10 runs from the final six balls.
But Mitchell Starc made the difference with the bat to power his team to a memorable win. He hit the first ball of the final over from Adil Rashid for six before sweeping a boundary to end the game with two balls remaining.
England could have dismissed Carey for nine had Jofra Archer not overstepped when the Australia wicketkeeper was caught at third man. The left-handed batsman then went on to pile more miseries on the hosts by hitting his first ODI ton. In the process, he and Maxwell also surpassed Brad Haddin and Mike Hussey’s stand of 165 against West Indies in 2006 to share Australia’s highest sixth-wicket partnership in ODIs.
Earlier in the match, Jonny Bairstow became the fastest Englishman to reach ten ODI centuries to help England post 302 for 7 as the hosts recovered from losing two wickets to the first two deliveries of the innings.
Here are the highlights from the game: