Jos Buttler hundred seals England’s series whitewash of Australia in thriller

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Australia 205; England 208-9 – England win by one wicket
• Buttler leads recovery to win nailbiting fifth ODI

An unbeaten and freakishly nerveless century from Jos Buttler came to the rescue for England yesterday, almost singlehandedly securing a nail-biting one-wicket victory over Australia and thus a first ever 5-0 whitewash of their historic rivals in any format.

How Eoin Morgan needed his star wicketkeeper’s intervention in sunny Manchester after the world’s most destructive batting line-up had given the latest reminder that, for all their record-breaking talent, a collective meltdown is still not totally out of the equation. Chasing just 206 following Moeen Ali’s career-best four for 46, England had stumbled to a troubling 114 for eight in the 30th over and a slice of history was slipping from their grasp.

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Written by Ali Martin Old Trafford
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