ENG vs AUS: Former English cricketers tear apart Aussies following their defeat

ENG vs AUS: Former English cricketers tear apart Aussies following their defeat

Australia slumped by 242 runs in their must-win encounter against England.

Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid of England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

England and Australia crossed swords for the third ODI at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Tim Paine and Co needed to win the match in order to stay alive in the tournament, however, they couldn’t and were brushed aside by 242 runs by the might of the hosts. Paine, who led the national team in limited-overs cricket for the maiden time, also was slapped with a series defeat.

Horrors of horror, he now stands on the verge of his team being whitewashed with two matches reaming in the series. In the must-win encounter, Paine won the toss and elected to chase and the decision drooped from the outset as Jason Roy and Johnny Bairstow took the bowling by the scruff of their necks and pulverized them. Roy scored a magnificent 82 and laid the platform for a huge score.

Australia’s slump sees no limits

The opening stand fetched 159 runs inside 20 overs and was broken with Roy’s run out in his attempt to scamper for the second run. Bairstow’s dream run continued and he notched his sixth century in 69 balls. Alex Hales took charge after Roy’s dismissal and blazed away. He eventually piled his highest score (147) in ODIs in front of his home crowd in Nottingham.

In the meantime, the Barmy Army also plundered the highest ever ODI score of 481 runs. During the run-chase, Australia huffed and puffed and were never in contention to trace down the mammoth score. Travis Head scored 51 runs and Marcus Stoinis scored 44, but apart from that, there was no semblance of resilience from the hosts.

The spinners in Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid have been hard nuts to crack for the Aussie and yesterday it wasn’t any different as both shared seven wickets between them. The Yellow Army folded for 239 runs with 13 overs remaining. Following the shambolic defeat, the former English cricketers ripped apart their Ashes-rivals and ridiculed them on Twitter.

Here are their reactions

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