Australia vs England, 2018: 3rd ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the thriller at the SCG.

Jos Buttler hundred |
Jos Buttler of England celebrates his hundred. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)

England’s dominance in the ODI format continued as they registered their 3rd successive win over Australia to take away the series with two more games remaining. England top order failed to convert starts leaving their side at 189/6 in the 39th over. Jos Buttler, with an unbeaten 100 and Chris Woakes took the game away from the Aussies with a 113* partnership to power the total to 302/6. Despite contributions from every batsman, the home team fell short of the target by 17 runs failing to up the ante.

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the thriller at the SCG:

1 – This is the first time England defeated Australia in a bilateral ODI series of more than one game in Australia. England won the one-off ODI in 1975 against Australia. This is only the second time that Australia lost as many as three games in a bilateral ODI series at home. They lost a 5-match series to South Africa by 1-4 margin in 2009.


6 – This defeat also meant Australia’s streak of six consecutive bilateral ODI series wins at home came to an end. This is also Australia’s first series defeat in their previous nine home ODI series since 2011. Their last home series defeat in this format came against Sri Lanka in November 2010.

83Jos Buttler’s 83-ball hundred is the 3rd fastest century in ODI format against Australia in Australia. Jacob Oram scored 71-ball hundred in Perth, 2007 while Manish Pandey scored a ton off 80 balls in Sydney, 2016.

83 – Jos Buttler’s century in this game is the slowest among his five ODI hundreds. His previous four ODI hundreds came in less than 75 balls.

1628Eoin Morgan’s 1628 runs in the England-Australia ODI matches are the most by any player. He surpassed Ricky Ponting’s tally of 1598 runs in the ODI matches between England and Australia.

2007 – England’s win in this game is their first ODI win against Australia at the SCG since 2007. Australia won their previous four ODI meetings against England at this venue.

2009 – For the first time since 2009, Australia lost in three straight matches in the ODI format. Australia lost five in a row in January and February 2009 (Three against South Africa and two against New Zealand).

2011 – Jos Buttler’s century is the first ODI hundred against Australia in Australia since February 2011 that came in the winning cause while batting first. The previous 10 ODI centuries against Australia in Australia while batting first came in losing cause. Johnathan Trott’s 102 in January 2011 was the last such one coming in the winning cause.