The three-match ODI series between England and Australia is tied at 1-1 at the Old Trafford Ground in Manchester. The final and decisive match of the series will be played on Wednesday (September 1). The match will be decided by the winner of the series. In the second match against Australia, the host England won by 24 runs. England chased down 231 runs in the match and were all out for 207 runs in 48.4 overs.
At the same time, the hosts had to face defeat in the first ODI between Australia and England. The Australians, who came down to bat first, scored 294 for 9 in the allotted 50 overs. In reply, the hosts were bowled out for 225 and lost by 19 runs.
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Steve Smith hit his head during practice before the first ODI. He did not play in the first and second ODIs. He was seen practicing on the field before the third ODI, but there was no word on whether he would join the playing XI for the third match.
There is very little chance of rain in Manchester on Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to hover around 19 degrees Celsius. Although the winds will move at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour.
Old Trafford Pitch Report
The pitch at Old Trafford Stadium is perfect for fast bowlers. The new ball can cause trouble for the batsmen of both the teams. However, it will be relatively easy to run in the second leg of the innings.
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England potential players XI:
Jason Roy, Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ein Morgan (captain), Jose Butler (wicketkeeper), Sam Billings, Sam Karanan, Tom Curran, Chris Oaks, Joffra Archer, Adil Rashid.
Probable Australian XI:
David Warner, Aaron Finch (captain), Marcus Steinis, Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuchen, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Stark, Adam Jampa, Josh Hazlewood.