England vs Australia, 2020: 3rd ODI – A record chase in Manchester, England’s record recovery, Starc’s rare double

Here are all the statistical highlights from Australia’s 3-wicket win the series-decider at Old Trafford.

Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey
Glenn Maxwell of and Alex Carey. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB)
Sampath Bandarupalli

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Australia clinched the 3-match ODI series after a dramatic series-decider on Wednesday which they won by three wickets with a ball to spare. Jonny Bairstow’s gritty 112-run knock helped England finish on 302/7 despite Mitchell Starc picking up two wickets off the first two balls of the match. Australia, in reply, found themselves in all sorts of trouble losing five wickets for 73 runs. But a record-breaking stand of 212 between Alex Carey (106) and Glenn Maxwell (108) put the Aussies in driving seat before Starc’s boundaries finished off the chase in the final over.

Here are all the statistical highlights from Australia’s 3-wicket win the series-decider at Old Trafford:

End of England’s series-winning spree:

9 – This series defeat brought an end to England’s streak of nine consecutive ODI series victories at home since the beginning of 2016. England’s last home ODI series defeat came against Australia in 2015. It was also the last ODI series win for the Aussies against England.

A big chase in Manchester:

1 – The 303-run chase by Australia is the first successful chase of 300+ target at Manchester’s Old Trafford across 55 ODI matches. The previous highest ODI chase at this venue was 285 by hosts England against New Zealand back in 1986.

303 – Australia’s successful chase of 303 is the 3rd highest successful chase in a bilateral ODI series-decider match. South Africa chased down 435 in the 2006 Johannesburg ODI against Australia while India defeated West Indies during the 2019 series decider in Cuttack by chasing a target of 316.

A record partnership to Australia’s rescue:

212 – The 212-run partnership between Alex Carey and Glenn Maxwell is the first-ever double century stand in ODI cricket for Australia for 6th or a lower wicket. Brad Haddin and Mike Hussey put on 165 also for the 6th wicket against West Indies during the 2006 Tri-series in Malaysia.

2 – Carey-Maxwell duo became only the 2nd pair of No.6 and No.7 in ODI history to smash centuries in the same ODI innings. Mahela Jayawardene and MS Dhoni also struck tons batting at No.6 and No.7 during the 2007 Afro-Asia Cup ODI in Chennai.

England’s record recovery:

1 – England, with a total of 302/7, became the first team in ODI history to end up with a 300+ total despite losing two wickets with 0 runs on the board. The previous highest ODI total by a team after being 0/2 was Pakistan’s 287/9 against New Zealand in the 2009 Abu Dhabi ODI.

Starc’s rare double:

2Mitchell Starc became only the 2nd player in ODI history to pick a wicket off the first ball of the match and also score winning runs in the same game. England’s Dougie Brown was the first player with the feat which he achieved against the West Indies in the 1997 Sharjah ODI.

4 – Starc became only the 4th player in Men’s cricket to pick wickets off the first two balls of an ODI match. Terry Alderman against Pakistan in 1989 Brisbane ODI, Chaminda Vaas against Bangladesh in 2003 CWC and Mohammad Irfan against South Africa in 2013 Durban ODI are the other three bowlers with this feat.

A day of milestones for Maxwell:

113 – Glenn Maxwell needed 113 matches to complete the double of 3000 runs and 50 wickets in the ODI format. He is the 2nd quickest to the milestone for Australia in Men’s ODIs behind Mark Waugh who got there in only 99 matches.

105 – Glenn Maxwell is now the 6th Australian and overall 37th player to complete 100 sixes in the ODI format. He is also the 2nd quickest among the 37 players to 100 ODI sixes as he needed only 103 innings. Pollard smashed his 100th six in the ODI format during his 86th inning.

Bairstow’s slowest ODI ton:

88.88 – Jonny Bairstow’s 112-run knock ended with a strike rate of 88.88 which is the first ODI century of Bairstow which came at a strike rate of less than 100. The England opener needed 116 balls for his hundred in this game. He took less than 100 balls to raise all of his previous nine ODI hundred.

76 – Bairstow needed 76 innings to score his 10 centuries in ODI cricket; the 4th fewest to 10 ODI tons in Men’s cricket. Jonny is also the fastest England player to 10 ODI tons bettering Joe Root (84).

A series to remember for Zampa:

1Adam Zampa became the first visiting spinner to take as many as 10 wickets in a Men’s ODI bilateral series on England soil. He picked up four wickets in the first ODI and took three wickets apiece in the following two matches. Zampa is also the first Australian player to take 10 wickets during a 3-match series in Men’s ODI cricket.