Australia with out Smith, England batting 1st in ODI decider

Manchester, September 16

Steve Smith was once more lacking for Australia for the deciding match of its One-day International sequence in opposition to England, which gained the toss and selected to bat first at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Smith has not totally recovered after being hit on the pinnacle from a throw-down within the nets earlier than the primary match of the sequence.

Australia captain Aaron Finch stated Smith had a success within the nets on Tuesday however “just did not pull up well”.       

“He was a bit groggy,” Finch stated.

Australia chosen an unchanged staff, whereas paceman Mark Wood got here in for Sam Curran as England’s solely change.

The sequence is tied at 1-1.

It is Australia’s closing match of its white-ball tour, with the staff having already misplaced the T20 sequence 2-1.

England is seeking to end its worldwide summer time — throughout which all of its video games have been performed with out followers — unbeaten in all codecs in opposition to the West Indies, Ireland, Pakistan and Australia. AP

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