Australia vs England 3rd ODI: Melbourne Pitch Report, Team Records at MCG

Updated on: Nov 21, 2022 7:56 pm IST

  • Australia vs England 3rd ODI

    Australia vs England 3rd ODI: The Australian men are set to face England in the third and final One Day International (ODI) game of the three-match series. The match will be played on Tuesday (November 22) at 8:50 AM (IST), at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

    Australia will be looking for a rare whitewash in Melbourne. The side recently won the second ODI of the series in Sydney on November 19 following their first victory in Adelaide on November 17.
    On the other hand, England put on decent performances in the previous games but lost them both. However, the team will be aiming for a comeback victory, to at least avoid a whitewash.

    As Australia vs England contest is at the edge, here’s the pitch report and more, from the MCG.

    Australia vs England: Melbourne Pitch Report, Team Records at MCG

    It’s a batting pitch at the MCG to say, but is better suited for pacers, as most Australian pitches do.
    Based on the last five ODI games played at the venue, the average first innings score has been around 263, and the average total score varied around 251. 60% of the toss-winning captains opted to bowl first. And, 80% of the teams won the game while bowling first.

    Since 2015, the MCG has hosted 11 ODIs. And, Australia have played 8 ODI games at this particular venue. England though, have played only two ODIs at the venue, until now. Here are the tables explaining team records in Melbourne.

    Australia’s record at the MCG:

    No. 

    Match  Result  Year 
    1  Australia vs India   Australia won by 4 wickets 

    2015 

    2 

    Australia vs England  Australia won by 111 runs   2015 
    3  Australia vs New Zealand  Australia won by 7 wickets 

    2015 

    4 

    Australia vs India  Australia won by 3 wickets   2016 
    5  Australia vs New Zealand   Australia won by 117 runs 

    2016 

    6 

    Australia vs Pakistan   Pakistan won by 6 wickets  2016 
    8  Australia vs England  England won by 5 wickets 

    2018 

    9 

    Australia vs India  India won by 7 wickets  2019 

    England’s record at the MCG:

    No. 

    Match  Result  Year 
    1  England vs Australia  Australia won by 111 runs 

    2015 

    2 

    England vs Australia  England won by 5 wickets 

    2018 

    Australia attain a victory in the Sydney game, leading the three-match series 2-0

    Australia previously won the second match in Sydney. Batting first, batter Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Mitchell Marsh hit half-centuries. Smith was the highest run-getter of his side for his knock of 94 runs in 114 deliveries with six and five fours. Meanwhile, England’s Adil Rashid captured three wickets. Australia handed a target of 281 runs to England, their ancient rivals.

    Chasing the target, none of England’s batters, except James Vince and Sam Billings, could score much. Vince and Billings both, the English middle-order batters, scored the fifties. Billings scored 71 runs in 80 balls with two sixes and three boundaries in his account. For Aussies, Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa did their jobs, as both picked up fourfers. Finally, Australia won the match by 72 runs.

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