Australia vs Englnad: Due to the centuries of Travis Head and David Warner, Australia defeated England by a huge margin of 221 runs in the third and final ODI. This match between the two teams was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The hosts whitewashed England 3-0 in the ODI series. Earlier, the Kangaroo team had defeated England by 6 wickets in the first ODI and by 72 runs in the second match. An interesting incident happened during Australia’s innings in this match. Umpire Paul Wilson waited for Jos Buttler’s appeal to give Steve Smith out. This video is becoming quite viral on social media.
Umpire waits for Buttler’s appeal
46th over of Australia’s innings was going on. On the second ball of this over, England bowler Oli Stone dismissed Steve Smith. Smith wanted to hit a scoop shot on this ball. In such a situation, taking the edge of the bat, the ball went into the hands of wicketkeeper Jose Butler. Smith did not leave the crease. Umpire Paul Wilson did not make any discussion. Butler waited for some time before opting for DRS. After this Wilson immediately gave out to Smith.
Australia scored 355 runs
In this match, while batting first, Australia had scored 355 runs at the loss of five wickets. For the Kangaroo team, Travis Head scored 152 and David Warner scored 106 runs. These two players made the ninth biggest partnership in ODI cricket. Head and Warner added 269 runs for the first wicket. The start of the England team chasing the target was bad. Rain also interfered in this match. The result of the match was declared on the basis of Duckworth method. Australia won by 221 runs.