Aussies catch England out with impressive fielding
AUSTRALIA wrapped up another series victory against the hapless England outfit last night, with opener David Warner helping to belt his side to an easy seven-wicket victory at the SCG last night.
Warner pummelled 71 off 70 deliveries before the Aussies took an unassailable 3-0 lead, with a massive 10 overs still to spare, in the five-match series.
The hosts are now on track for a 10-0 summer whitewash of the Poms after their 5-0 Ashes triumph, with England now at rock bottom after eight-straight losses against Australia.
The Aussies could even regain their No.1 one-day ranking, if they clean-sweep the limited overs series and New Zealand triumphs over India in its series.
Earlier, some outstanding fielding by Australia gave it the upper hand with the Poms finishing at 9-243 from their 50 overs.
Ian Bell was run out for the second-straight match, courtesy of a brilliant direct hit from Warner by running around to backward point, with Bell set for a big score on 29.
It was the story of England's top order, with captain Alastair Cook (35), Ben Stokes (15) and Gary Ballance (26) managing to get starts but not going on to make big scores.
Aussie captain Michael Clarke saw Stokes depart with the score at 3-91, showing incredible reflexes to dive to his right and snare the allrounder one-handed at square leg.
Then danger man Eoin Morgan fell for 54 with the score at 6-186, Dan Christian leaping forward and just managing to get his fingers under the ball off his own bowling.
Tim Bresnan (41 not out off 29) gave his team some bonus quick runs late in the innings, hitting two sixes off Christian in the last over.
Nathan Coulter-Nile finished with impressive figures of 3-47 from his 10 overs, while left-arm orthodox bowler Xavier Doherty took 1-28 from his 10 measly overs.