Players dismissed in nervous nineties (90-99) against a team in Tests, ODIs and T20Is:
He became the second player to get dismissed in nervous nineties (90-99) against a team in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is.

Steve Smith scored 94 runs, and Mitchell Starc took four wickets for 47 to lead Australia to a 72-run victory Saturday over England to clinch the three-match one-day international series in consecutive games.

On the same day, Josh Hazlewood became Australia’s 28th ODI captain filling in for the rested Pat Cummins. Smith’s total from 114 balls helped to set up Australia’s 280-8 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Starc then struck twice in the first over of England’s innings. James Vince (60) and Sam Billings (71) put England back in the chase, but Adam Zampa (4-45) and Starc reduced any chance of an England win to have the visitors all out for 208.

Starc’s performance came after being controversially dropped for Australia’s last group game in the Twenty20 World Cup against Afghanistan.

The left-armer swung the ball early, getting Jason Roy caught behind and beating Dawid Malan to take his off-stump in the first over.

Australia beat England by six wickets in the first match on Thursday at Adelaide Oval. The teams conclude the series on Tuesday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

After saying he felt the best he had in six years in the series opener at Adelaide, Smith looked measured and controlled again on Saturday.

He barely gave a chance until he was dismissed in the deep, with his altered grip and less movement at the crease syncing up the movement between his hands and feet.

Smith now has scores of 61, 105, 80 not out, and 94 in his past four ODIs, with one more innings to come in Melbourne before the first test against West Indies starting Nov. 30 in Perth.

Smith’s innings on Saturday also formed part of a 101-run partnership with Marnus Labuschagne, whose 58 marked a return to form after a recent lean run for Queensland state.

He became the second player to get dismissed in nervous nineties (90-99) against a team in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is. Shikhar Dhawan was the first player to register the milestone against Sri Lanka.

Dhawan vs SL
~ 94, 91 in ODIs
~ 94 in Test cricket
~ 90 in T20Is

Smith vs ENG
~ 90 in T20Is
~ 92, 93 in Test cricket
~ 94 in ODIs

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