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England vs Australia 3rd ODI 1972 Article

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Read the articles of England vs Australia 3rd ODI 1972 - Australia tour of England (Prudential Trophy) 3-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between Australia and England at Edgbaston, Birmingham in 28th August 1972.

England vs Australia 3rd ODI 1972 Highlights
Brian Close hooks Dennis Lillee © PA Photos

Geoff Arnold's record-breaking four-wicket haul, Debutant Barry Wood's all-round display, Openers Geoff Boycott and Dennis Amiss' forties helped to England tense two-wicket victory over Australia and clinch the historic three-match series with 2-1 in a tight-game of the third ODI.

Match Stats :
  • England registered the first-ever three match bilateral series win in One-day international cricket history.
  • Australia's 179 was the lowest score in One-day internationals, previous lowest was 190 by England against Australia at Melbourne in the first-ever ODI.
  • Geoff Arnold became the first-ever bowler to took 4-wickets in One-day international cricket history.
  • Geoff Arnold's 4 for 27 was the best bowling figures in One-day internationals.
  • Dennis Lillee's 3 for 25 was the second best bowling figures in One-day internationals.

Australia scored 179-9 in 55 overs with top scorer by Keith Stackpole scored 61 off consuming 144-balls including five boundaries, Paul Sheahan 19, Bob Massie 16 not out, Doug Walters 15 and Debutant Jeff Hammond - who scored 15-runs on his debut ODI match.

England best bowler by Geoff Arnold claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 27-runs in 11-overs including three maidens, Debutant Barry Wood - who took 2-wickets on his debut ODI match, Basil D'Oliveira and Bob Woolmer both took one-wickets.

England chased 180-8 in 51.3 overs with top scorer by Geoff Boycott scored 41 off consuming 90-balls including four boundaries.

Dennis Amiss struck 40 off 59-balls including 3-fours, Keith Fletcher scored 34 off 64-balls included three boundaries.

Tony Greig scored a unbeaten 24 off 33-balls including 4-fours and Debutant Barry Wood - who scored 19-runs on his debut ODI match.

Australia best bowler by Dennis Lillee picked up 3-wickets for 25-runs in 11-overs including two maidens, Doug Walters took 2-wickets, Greg Chappell takes 1-wicket and Debutant Jeff Hammond - who took one-wicket on his debut ODI match.

Barry Wood named Player of the match for his match-winning all-round performance to scored 19 off 30-balls including 2-fours after taking 2-wickets for 20-runs in 6-overs with two catches