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Australia win by 84 runs

Australia vs England

England end tour of Australia with another loss as George Bailey makes them suffer in Sydney

Highlights from the Anz Stadium in Sydney as England faced Australia in the third and final match of the series.

George Bailey: Took Jade Dernbach for 26 off the final over of Australia's innings

England's miserable tour Down Under finished with yet another defeat as Australia secured a Twenty20 series sweep with an 84-run triumph in Sydney.

Hurt by a late George Bailey onslaught that carried the hosts to 195-6 at ANZ Stadium, England were embarrassingly bowled out for 111.

After coming in at 25-3, Eoin Morgan offered some resistance with two sixes and a pair of fours in his 34, but in truth the fight had long since gone out of the tourists. They didn't even manage to last the full 20 overs.

They head home having posted a 1-12 record against Australia in all formats, their solitary success coming in a 50-over match in Perth.

Astonishing

Bailey had pushed the final T20 international out of their reach with an unbeaten 49 from just 20 deliveries that included taking an astonishing 26 from the final over, bowled by Jade Dernbach.

Australia's skipper hit the Surrey seamer for two sixes during the carnage, meaning they had hit 13 in total at a venue with inviting straight boundaries.

Broad: We weren't good enough

Aaron Finch cleared the rope three times in his knock of 30, as he and fellow opener Cameron White (41) once again laid down a solid foundation with a stand of 48.

Tim Bresnan ended the alliance thanks to a catch by Stuart Broad (3-30), who then recalled himself into the attack to send back Glenn Maxwell for 14.

However, Ben Cutting - one of two changes to the Australia XI from Friday's victory in Melbourne - made the most of his promotion up the order, hitting three sixes to make 29 from just 16 deliveries as he put on 53 with White.

Joe Root dismissed Cutting with a superb one-handed reaction catch off his own bowling, with that the first of four wickets to go down for 21 runs in the space of 16 balls. White was the next to go, caught down leg off the impressive Chris Jordan, who marked his Twenty20 debut with fine figures of 1-23.

Broad then removed Brad Hodge - who had missed out on having a bat in his home state of Victoria last time out on his international recall - and the recalled Dan Christian in his final over of the trip, giving England some optimism they might still be chasing a reasonable target.

Bludgeoned

Bailey, though, quickly bludgeoned any remaining belief out of them. Poor Dernbach had bowled his first three overs for a rather respectable 23 but was dealt with severely at the death, no matter what he attempted.

Giles rues sloppy England

Matthew Wade was left to just stand and admire at the other end on 19 not out. England had, once again, put Australia under a bit of pressure only to let them off the hook.

Once they lost three wickets in the powerplay they must have felt that all too recognisable sinking feeling. Thankfully for them, they won't even have to spend another night in Australia as they fly out of Sydney on Sunday night.

The aerial route proved the downfall of opening combination Alex Hales and Luke Wright, who took over at the top with Michael Lumb dropped, while new No 3 Ben Stokes was caught in the infield trying to send the off-spin of Maxwell the distance.

Once Jos Buttler (eight) and Morgan holed out in back-to-back overs to leave the score at 82-6, England folded meekly with 16 balls unused.

A comical run out of last-man Dernbach following a mix-up with Jordan seemed a rather fitting way to end the winter of discontent, defeats and departures.

Match Details

Date
2nd Feb 2014
Toss
Teams will be announced at the toss
Venue
Stadium Australia
Umpires
S D Fry, P Wilson
TV Umpire
J D Ward
Match Referee
A J Pycroft
Reserve Umpire
G A Abood

england BATTING CARD

Batsman R
L.J. Wright c Cutting b Starc 8
A.D. Hales c Muirhead b Coulter-Nile 6
B.A. Stokes c Cutting b Maxwell 5
J.E. Root c Cutting b Maxwell 11
E.J.G. Morgan c Starc b Cutting 34
J.C. Buttler c Maxwell b Christian 8
R.S. Bopara b Coulter-Nile 4
T.T. Bresnan s Wade b Muirhead 14
C.J. Jordan Not out 10
S.C.J. Broad b Muirhead 2
J.W. Dernbach run out (Christian) 1
Extras 2w, 2b, 4lb 8
Total All Out, 17.2 Overs 111
Full Batting Card

australia BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
M.A. Starc 2.2 0 8 1
N.M. Coulter-Nile 4 0 21 2
G.J. Maxwell 4 0 31 2
B.C.J. Cutting 3 0 18 1
D.T. Christian 2 0 14 1
J.M. Muirhead 2 0 13 2
Full Bowling Card