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Tom Curran’s Excellency Sees England Pip Aussies In 5th ODI

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England defended a decent total of 259 runs to win the fifth and final ODI against Australia in Perth and thus end as 4-1 winners.
Marcus Stoinis scored 87 runs, but wasn’t supported well by the others as the Aussies faltered to be all out for 247 and lose the game eventually by 47 runs. Tom Curran was instrumental for the tourists in an excellent bowling spell that saw him pick five wickets as the Aussies once again disappointed with their batting.
Tim Paine (34) threatened to get his side past the rope, but Curran sent him back in the 49th over to bag a splendid 5/35.

Australia fall short on the chase
For the Aussies David Warner departed early after being bowled by a superb Tom Curran delivery in the fourth over. Marcus Stoinis was promoted up to No.3 and he cashed on. He kept hitting big shots and was in a fast mode wasting no time to settle in. Stoinis’ heroics saw Travis Head play the second fiddle and just when the duo looked to build on after stitching a 62-run stand, Head departed after being-run out with Eoin Morgan directly hitting the stumps.
Stonis brought up his fifty in the 19th over and for the moment there was no stopping him. Steve SMith’s poor run of form in the ODIs continued as he perished against Moeen Ali. Smith never looked like to find any momentum and was stumped by Jos Buttler. Mitchell Marsh came in and looked busy from the start, hitting two boundaries, but suddenly the Aussies were in trouble after being limited to 133/4 with the all-rounder’s dismissal.
Stoinis continued in his surge and with Glenn Maxwell, added 56 runs for the fifth wicket. The in-form player eventually got out for 87 runs after shockingly being unable to dispatch a full toss ball from Adil Rashid. Maxwell departed in quick succession and the Aussies lost the impetus from there on.

              Runs                Balls                  4/6             Strike Rate
                87                  99                   6/4                  87.88
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Spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali were instrumental in applying brakes on the Aussie run-chase with pacer Curran too being in the thick of action picking five wickets and being instrumental in the field.

  1. Tim Curran notched his first 5-wicket haul in ODIs besides his best spell
  2. Australia lost their last six wickets for 58 runs
 Bowler                   Overs              Runs           Wkts              Econ
T Curran                     9.3                35            5               3.75
M Ali                     10                55            3               5.50
A Rashid                     10                55            1               5.50

England start well but miss out on big score
Earlier, England were off to an excellent start with Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow adding 71 runs for the first wicket and were causing all sort of problems for the hosts. Roy hit seven fours and a six in his 49-run blitz as he targeted both Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. The in-form batsman eventually got out in the 12th over with Tye picking up the first wicket after the former failed to read the variation.
Bairstow continued to play well and enjoyed company with Alex Hales to add another 46 runs for the 2nd wicket. Bairstow hit two crisp sixes in the 17th and 18th over and was looking to get a big score. Moments later Starc’s length ball did the trick as Bairstow inside-edged on to the stumps. Hales continued to play some shots and just when England needed him to go along long, he too got out surrendering the impetus.

 Batsman                   Runs              Balls           4/6              S/R
Jason Roy                     49                46            7/1             106.52
A Bairstow                     44                48            4/2             91.67
Joe Root                     62                68            2/0             91.18

With England at 151/3, there was hope that they would get to a big score, but wickets kept tumbling from there on. Joe Root was the only batsman who got to a half century playing calmly to score 63 runs. Tye meanwhile, kept the pressure on and got Root after having earlier dismissing Jos Buttler (21). Mitchell Marsh too bowled well picking 2/24 in 7 overs.

 Bowler                   Overs              Runs           Wkts              Econ
M Marsh                     7                24            2               3.43
A Tye                     9.4                46            5               4.76
A Zampa                     10                46            1               4.60

England managed to go past the 250-run mark but ran out of batsmen at the crease to fold in the 48th over. Tye picked two wickets in the eventful over to finish off the England fight.

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