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AUS vs ENG 3rd ODI: David Warner And Travis Head Share 2nd Record Opening Partnership

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AUS vs ENG 3rd ODI: David Warner And Travis Head Share 2nd Record Opening Partnership
Australia openers Travis Head-David Warner made headlines in Melbourne. (Image: cricket.com.au)

Australia whitewashed the visiting England side by a massive 221 runs margin via the DLS method in 3rd and final One Day International played at Melbourne Cricket Ground, MCG on 22 November 2022.

England captain Jos Buttler won the toss and decided to field first. Travis Head was given a reprieve as Liam Dawson dropped him at slips. Head and Warner put pressure on England bowlers with attacking shots not allowing them to settle. At the end of the first 10 overs, Australia were 64 for 0.

Head showed intent keeping the pressure on England bowlers completing fifty off 55 balls. Warner looked impressive with his shots. With the scoreboard 112 for 0, rain arrived. After the rain break, Warner also completed a half-century off 53 balls. Australian openers kept the momentum going for Australia taking singles and hitting boundaries with ease.

Head completed his 2nd ODI century off 91 balls and kept Australia on charge for a big total. Warner looked impressive not allowing the opponent bowlers to settle. The pocket dynamo, Warner completed his first century in international after 1043 days off 97 balls. Both Head and Warner kept the scoreboard ticking putting Australia on course for a massive total.

Australia openers Travis Head-David Warner made headlines in Melbourne 

Travis Head completed 150 off 128 balls. David Warner was dismissed for a well-made 106 off 102 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes. Warner and Travis Head added 269 missing their own record partnership. During this knock, Warner became the fastest Australian to hit 6000 ODI runs. Warner also surpassed Mark Waugh’s centuries in ODI cricket. Warner has now 19 ODI centuries.

The previous best by Warner and Travis Head was against Pakistan. Both added 284 runs for the opening wicket on 26th January 2017 at Adelaide Oval. Olly Stone then rattled the stumps of Travis Head in the same over.

After another rain delay break, the match was reduced to 48 overs side. Thanks to cameos by Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Alex Carey, and Marnus Labuschagne, Australia posted a massive total of 355 for 5.

In reply, England were never in the hunt as Jason Roy was the top scorer with 33 while the rest of the batters could not provide any resistance. Australia bowled out England for 142 in 31.4 overs to register 221 runs via the DLS method. Adam Zampa was the pick of bowlers with 4 for 31, Cummins, Sean Abbott took 2 wickets each, and Hazlewood and Mitchell Marsh grabbed 1 wicket each.

For his 152 off 130 balls, Travis Head was named the player of the match. Australia whitewashed England by 3-0. David Warner was awarded player of the series for his 208 runs in 3 matches.


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