Days after winning the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, England were given a reality check by the hosts in the ODI series. Australia thumped the arch-rivals by 3-0 as Jos Buttler’s team surrendered completely.
Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid had already warned about the consequences of playing a series immediately after the global event, and their fear came true.
In the third match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Aussies hammered the English team by a massive margin of 221 runs. Riding on Travis Head and David Warner’s centuries, the Men in Yellow posted 355/5 in 48 overs.
Chasing a big total, the world champions were dismissed for 142. Former India player Aakash Chopra took a brutal dig at England after their clean sweep.
“World Champions have been annihilated…so lopsided have been the contests that it seems, even the Australian public decided to skip these games. An empty MCG for an #AusvEng game,” he wrote.