Australia 305 for 7 (Maxwell 108, Carey 106) beat England 302 for 7 (Bairstow 112, Billings 57, Woakes 52*) by three wickets
Their 212-run partnership rescued the vacationers from 73 for five and resigned England to their first bilateral ODI series defeat at home since 2015
Each fell within the dying phases, leaving it to Mitchell Starc to carry up the profitable runs with a cool head and a swinging bat.
The outcome overturned Jonny Bairstow‘s highly effective century, which had lifted England to a commanding complete from their very own troubled starting.
Early wickets to Chris Woakes and an impressed flip by part-time spinner Joe Root had Australia in dire bother of their pursuit of 303 earlier than Maxwell’s 108 off 90 balls and Carey’s 106 sealed the sequence 2-1.
Going into the final worldwide males’s fixture of a belated English summer season, the hosts teetered on 2 for zero throughout the first two balls of the match.
However Bairstow’s authoritative 112 from 126 balls, mixed with half-centuries to Sam Billings – with whom he shared an innings-saving 114-run stand for the fifth wicket – and Woakes, allowed England to achieve 302 for 7.
Woakes backed up his superb unbeaten 53 from 39 balls with two fast wickets to place Australia in bother at 31 for two.
Root’s introduction appeared on the floor to be a masterstroke by grasp captain Eoin Morgan, however had been foretold by the eventual dismissal of Bairstow earlier, crushed between bat and pad by a ball from seamer Pat Cummins which turned sharply into the batsman and clattered into the highest of off stump.
Australia wobbled when Woakes had Finch and Marcus Stoinis out cheaply, the latter holding his place within the facet after Steven Smith was unnoticed once more nonetheless feeling the results of the blow to the pinnacle he took in coaching six days prior.
The vacationers visibly slumped when Root dismissed David Warner along with his fifth ball, which ripped off a middle-and-leg line to clip the highest of off stump. Root then had Mitch Marsh out in his subsequent over to a deflection onto his knee-roll which looped up and landed safely within the gloves of Jos Buttler.
Australia have been 73 for five after Carey dabbed a Root supply to the off-side and dashed off for a fast single, leaving Marnus Labuschagne uncovered to Billings’ sharp throw to Jos Buttler.
Australia ought to have been six down when Carey, on 9, holed out to Adil Rashid at third man, nevertheless it turned out that Jofra Archer had over-stepped and Carey was reprieved. Maxwell was additionally let off on 44 when he edged Rashid to Buttler, who failed to collect behind the stumps.
Carey and Maxwell introduced up their 100-partnership off as many balls. By the tip of the 35th over, Australia have been 186 for five in comparison with England’s 184 for four and Maxwell did his greatest to up the tempo when he thumped Rashid for an enormous six into the second tier large of long-on.
The perimeters have been stage after 39 overs – each 216 for five – and, as Morgan went to his seamers within the closing phases, the Australian duo dug in deeper. Maxwell introduced up his second ODI hundred with a six off Curran, taking him to 101 off simply 84 balls, together with 4 fours and 7 sixes.
Carey moved to 99 heaving Woakes over the square-leg boundary and introduced up his century with a single off the subsequent ball.
Morgan introduced on Rashid, who drew a high edge from Maxwell, caught by Curran at brief third man, which left Australia needing 18 off the final 15.
Carey’s knock ended when he despatched an Archer supply flying to 3rd man, the place Mark Wooden took a pointy catch diving forwards on the final ball of the penultimate over.
With Australia needing 10 extra runs and with new batsmen in Cummins and Starc, Morgan turned once more to Rashid, whose first ball – a googly – was despatched again down the bottom for a six over long-off from Starc. Singles off the subsequent two balls left Australia with two to get from three balls and, with Starc again on strike, he swept the subsequent ball for 4 to seal victory with two balls to spare.
Having gained the toss and chosen to bat first on a contemporary strip, Jason Roy fell on the primary ball of the match, sending Starc straight to Maxwell at backward level. Starc compounded the blow on the subsequent ball, trapping Root lbw with one which swung in and struck the pad consistent with leg stump.
Morgan survived the hat-trick ball as he and Bairstow set about England’s restoration effort. Bairstow was in superb fettle, his timing elegant as he picked off Australia’s frontline seamers, seemingly at will, his pull shot notably damaging. He clubbed Cummins over the fence at cow nook and added seven fours en path to 41 off 32 balls.
On the finish of the Powerplay England have been 67 for two and Australia launched leg-spinner Adam Zampa to virtually fast impact when Morgan tried to loft him down the bottom however did not get beneath it and located Starc at mid-off.
Zampa struck once more when he had Buttler out for simply eight off 20, driving to Aaron Finch within the covers. It was Buttler’s highest rating of the sequence, which yielded 12 runs from three innings in complete following his Man-of-the-Collection efficiency within the T20Is, the place he performed simply two of the three fixtures.
Billings, who scored his maiden worldwide century in a shedding trigger in the course of the opening ODI, joined Bairstow and the pair shaped a formidable union.
Starc conceded two sixes in as many overs to Billings, the second a deft hoick to superb leg the place a few of the England gamers and employees stood clapping with delight. They have been applauding once more when Billings despatched Zampa to the boundary twice within the subsequent over, citing his fifty in between with a pull to midwicket for 2.
Bairstow introduced up his 10th century in ODIs in emphatic vogue, whacking Cummins for six over sq. leg.
Billings was out top-edging a reverse sweep off Zampa to Mitch Marsh at brief third man for 57 from 58 balls. However, when Bairstow fell to Cummins’ gem, England weren’t accomplished.
Tom Curran threatened with 19 off as many balls, together with a six off Starc, however Starc replied subsequent ball with a lovely in-swinging yorker that crashed into off stump. Starc was on the opposite finish of an excellent six by Rashid over sq. leg, nevertheless it was Woakes who pushed England previous the 300-mark with some late swinging.
Because it turned out, it was not sufficient as Australia saved their greatest for final on the finish of a exceptional summer season.