England vs Australia 3rd ODI 1985 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs Australia 3rd ODI 1985 - Australia tour of England 3-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between Australia and England at Lord's, London in 03rd June 1985.

Centuries from Graham Gooch and David Gower steers to England emphatic eight-wicket victory over Australia and avoid the series whitewash in the third ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Graham Gooch became the first England batsman to scored three centuries against Australia in One-day internationals.
  • Graham Gooch became the fourth England batsman to scored three centuries in ODIs.
  • David Gower became the third batsman to scored two centuries against Australia in ODIs.
  • 7 : David Gower equalled a joint third most centuries hit in One-day internationals, jointly with Zaheer Abbas.
  • Graeme Wood became the first Australian batsman to scored two centuries against England in ODIs.
  • Graeme Wood became the third Australian batsman to scored three centuries in ODIs after Allan Border (3) and Greg Chappell (3).
  • This is the first instance of England's two batsmen were scores of centuries or more runs in their innings and this is the fourth such instance in ODIs.
  • 202 : Graham Gooch and David Gower set up the record second-wicket partnership for England in One-day international, previously held by the 176-run stand between Dennis Amiss and Keith Fletcher against India at The Lord's in the inaugural opening match of 1975 World Cup, It is the fourth highest second-wicket stand in ODIs and the England's highest any-wicket stand in ODIs, previously held by the unbeaten 190-run stand between Allan Lamb and Chris Tavaré against New Zealand at Sydney in 1983.

Australia scored 254-5 in 55 overs with top scorer by Graeme Wood cracked a unbeaten 114 off 165-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred & his second century against England in ODIs - including 10-fours & a six.

David Boon struck 45 off 47-balls including 3-fours & a six and Allan Border scored 44 off 60-balls included 5-fours.

England best bowler by Ian Botham, Peter Willey, Graham Gooch and Neil Foster each took one-wickets.

England chased 257-2 in 49 overs with top scorer by Graham Gooch scored a unbeaten 117 off 164-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred & also his third century against Australia in ODIs - including 13-fours & a six.

David Gower struck 102 off 118-balls - which was his 7th ODI hundred & his second century against Australia in ODIs and Allan Lamb 9 not out.

Australia best bowler by Craig McDermott took 2-wickets for 51-runs in 10-overs.

David Gower named Player of the match for his match-winning magnificent 102-runs knocked off facing 118-balls including 14-fours & a six.

Graham Gooch earned player of the series for England with contributing 289 runs and Allan Border for Australia with 188 runs in the three-match series.

This match reported by Michael Carey (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

DAVID GOWER emerged from his unproductive spell as England captain by making 102 from 118 balls at Lord's and, with Graham Gooch making 117 not out, Australia were beaten by eight wickets in the final Texaco Trophy match.

The capacity crowd rose to Gower, as if identifying with his long and lonely struggle for form, both at home and abroad, since taking over the leadership a year ago.

He had, in fact, played some innings in all forms of crickets without reaching three figures, and had made only three half-centuries as captain. Hitherto, his highest score in one-day internationals in this period was a modest 38.

Perhaps reassured by a message from Peter May, the chairman, that the selectors' faith in him was undiminished, Gower looked more or less at ease after playing and missing a couple of times early on.

Thereafter he showed great discretion around the off stump, rediscovered his timing, and had hit 14 fours and a six when he was out in the 44th over with victory assured. There could be no other choice as man of the match.

Gooch, who was dropped at 71, scored his second successive century and took his aggregate for the three games to 286. He and Allan Border, the Australian captain, were named the men of the series.

Earlier, Graeme Wood, another left-hander who had found form elusive, made an unbeaten 114, his highest score of the tour, which enabled Australia to overcome early problems with the pitch and make 254 for five.

The sight of a grassier than usual pitch encouraged England to play. Foster instead of Edmonds and, logically, to bowl first after winning the toss, although the morning was hot and sunny.

Immediate reward

They were immediately rewarded when Hilditch, who had replaced the unfit Wessels, was lbw playing across a full-length ball from Foster and for a while Australia's progress was unsurprisingly tentative.

Although the ball moved about, sometimes lavishly, it proved to be one of those morn- ings when it tended to pass the bat rather than find is edge with Cowans, during eight successive overs, performing particularly well.

Oddly enough, he was not seen again. Nor was this a reflection of England's efficiency for neither Foster nor Allott was subsequently at their best and rather more bowling was required from Willey than might have been expected on this pitch:

Even So, after Gooch's excellent left-handed catch at slip had removed Ritchie, giving Botham his 100th wicket in one-day internationals, England might have seen the back of Border much earlier than usual.

Narrow escape

In an uncharacteristically devil-may-care start he went down the pitch to slog Allott for four.- Attempting a repeat he all but lost his off stump when only five such, Allott must have reflected, is the slender margin between success and failure.

Woods, meanwhile, gradually went past his previous highest Score of the tour, 48, looking more confident once the ball had stopped moving around and clearly realising the importance of a long innings.

This he was able to achieve, although he should have been stumped off the last ball of the innings off Willey. Australia's progress towards the end owed much to a pugnacious innings by Boon, who made 45 from 47 balls.

He then gave himself room to attack Willey and produced a skier which was caught by Gower, though the ball was in the air long enough for the England captain's past life (or possibly his future) to have flashed before his eves. As it happened, he need not have worried.



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