"It was another poor performance for us," stand-in captain Jos Buttler said. "We didn't quite soak up the pressure early on with the bat losing early wickets to back it up for the end and none of us kicked on. "Again the power of Australia proved too much." Buttler was deputising for injured skipper Eoin Morgan, who missed the match after straining his right groin during training on Friday. Pacemen Kane Richardson and Billy Stanlake claimed five wickets between them after Australia was sent into bat.
Australia ended their home international season on a high with a comfortable victory against England that secured a spot in the Tri-Series final.#AUSvENG REPORT ➡️ https://t.co/kXA66oPGEk pic.twitter.com/BG0ZGcckxH— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2018
England were reeling at 34 for three in the fourth over when David Warner ran out Dawid Malan with a brilliant direct hit. James Vince was skittled by a slower ball from Andrew Tye before Buttler (46) and Sam Billings (29) steadied the ship. Billings struck the only six of England's innings when he smashed Ashton Agar over long on in the 14th over, but he fell to Stanlake with Warner taking the first of two catches at mid-off. Stanlake (2-28) and Richardson (3-33) did the damage for Australia.
? 0-4 in the Ashes ? 4-1 in the ODIs ? 0-2 in the T20s Sum up England's winter in Australia with one word… pic.twitter.com/nTvgvIFGPJ— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) February 10, 2018
BRIEF SCORE: Australia 3 for 138 (Maxwell 39, Short 36*) beat England 7 for 137 (Buttler 46, Richardson 3-33) by seven wickets
Kane Richardson was named Player of the Match after his bowling helped restrict England to a comfortable target for Australia to chase for a spot in the Tri-Series final! #AUSvENG pic.twitter.com/WJ01h7AIHr— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2018