At the moment, there is no respite for the England team as Ausralia are edging increasingly closer to that dreaded 7-0 whitewash.
Trent Bridge did not change fortunes for the hosts. Although the likes of Eoin Morgan and Joe Denly have England something to bark about, their target of 300 was commandingly chased down the Australian team.
England’s haywire fielding combined with a century knock from the Australian captain, Ricky Ponting, sealed the deal for Australia. Tim Bresnan gave England a couple of early breakthroughs but not enough against the Australian line up, strenghtened by the returned of the Australian captain in the previous game.
Ponting and Michael Clarke shared a strong 133 run partnership for the third wicket and virtually undid England’s painstaking efforts to get to the 299 total earlier in the day. In the end it became all too easy after Clarke’s half century as well as Australia won the match with ten balls to spare.
The Australian composure was in stark contrast to the panic stricken England who cannot seem to find their winning way much to the annoying frustration of their captain, Andrew Strauss, ahead of the fast approaching ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.
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