Jos Buttler's unbeaten knock of 110 runs helped England complete whitewash of Australia as the number one ranked ODI side beat the Aussies by 1 wicket in a low scoring thriller at Old Trafford, Manchester.
After opting to bat first, Aussies openers gave a flying start and added 50 - plus runs in the first 5 overs and looked set to post a huge total but Moeen Ali's 4 wickets haul triggered the collapse and Australia were all out for just 205 runs in the 35th over.
In response England also started poorly and lost first 4 wickets for just 27 runs and at one stage they were 114/8 but Jos Buttler's 81 runs partnership with Adil Rashid pulled things back and the inform Buttler took his team over the line and thus England whitewashed Australia for the first time ever in a 5 match ODI series. Jos Buttler was named Man of the Match as well as Man of the Series.
All the key stats and facts from the fifth and last ODI match between England and Australia at Old Trafford, Manchester :
2 - England is the second team after South Africa to whitewash Australia in 5 matches ODI series. South Africa whitewashed Australia in 2016 at home.
4/46 - Career-best bowling figures for Moeen Ali in ODI cricket. The previous best was 3/28 which he recorded earlier in this series at Trent Bridge.
10 - Since the start of Champions Trophy 2017 England have won 10 out of 11 ODIs against Australia and 9 of them came this year itself.
12 - Both Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid took 12 wickets each in this series - the most wickets taken by an English spinner in an ODI series. Graeme Swanna against Pakistan in 2010 and James Tredwell against India in 2013 took 11 wickets each.
20Y 21D - Sam Curran at the age of 20 years and 21 days became the youngest England bowler to take a wicket in ODIs. He broke Stuart Broad's record who took his first ODI wicket at the age of 20 years and 67 days against Pakistan in 2006.
117 - Number of balls Jos Buttler took to complete his hundred - the slowest ODI hundred for him. The previous slowest hundred was also against Australia which he scored in 83 balls at Sydney earlier this year.
3091 - Jos Buttler became the 16th English player to score 3000 or more ODI runs. He has scored 3091 runs at an average of 40.67 in 114 matches with 6 hundreds and 17 fifties.