3rd T20: Australia crush England to sweep series
England's sorry tour of Australia finally ended with a whimper -- a crushing 84-run defeat to give the hosts a clean sweep of the three-game Twenty20 series.
The Australians, with man-of-the-match George Bailey smashing an unbeaten 49 off 20 balls, scored 195 for six after winning the toss in Sydney. (All AP and AFP images)
Opener Cameron White continued his strong T20 series with 41 off 37 balls, while fast bowler Ben Cutting -- elevated to number four in the batting order -- cracked three sixes in his 29 off 16 balls.
Skipper Stuart Broad was the best of England's bowlers with three for 30, including the wickets of Brad Hodge and Dan Christian in his final over.
The home side then dismissed the psychologically-scarred tourists for 111 in the 18th over to sweep the series. Eoin Morgan was the best of a bad lot with 34 off 20 balls as the Australian bowlers shared in the wickets.
The win extended Australia's superiority over England in all forms the game, allowing it to follow a 5-0 sweep of the Ashes Test series and 4-1 win in the one-day internationals with a 3-0 rout in the Twenty20 series. In 13 matches against Australia this summer, England won only once.