Buttler helps England cricketers to whitewash of Australia

Alex Hales celebrates hitting a century during an English massacre of Australia in a one-day cricket match at Trent Bridge

GETTY IMAGES Alex Hales celebrates hitting a century during an English massacre of Australia in a one-day cricket match at Trent Bridge

He finished unbeaten on 110.

"Could anybody else in the side have done it?"

"Games like that when you pull it out of nowhere are even more enjoyable.' Australia captain Tim Paine admitted his side had 'been taught a lesson from a world-class outfit", adding: 'When we've been under pressure I don't think we have responded as we would have liked. He backs a hugely-talented batting line-up to trust their skills and power at every opportunity, and crucially continues to demonstrate he is still right up there with the best of them - as in his national-record fastest 50 off 21 balls in the world's highest total of 481 for six at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. "He knows and the team know that the opposition are scared of him more than most". MS Dhoni is pretty good, but at this moment, Jos is at the absolute peak of his powers. "What I do know is.we have a number of players in this squad who have played in and won World Cups, so they know what it takes".

"He's someone for our batters to watch and see first hand".

While Buttler has often provided example of his extravagant stroke-making ability in the past - he made a 46-ball century against Pakistan in 2015 - it was more his clear head and game awareness that impressed here.

But, Buttler fired the very next ball for six to bring up his century and take the runs required into single figures.

He did make one miscalculation, however.

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NATHAN LYON 5 - Australia's spin spearhead was picked for the last two ODIs after warming the bench at the start but he was unable to stamp his authority in the limited-overs game with just one wicket to show for his troubles.

"I said to Jake if it's two we'll run, if it's one, we won't. It was a poor decision from me". "All I know is I was coming here to do this series and I've said a few times before when you are my age it's a bit foolish to look ahead".

"But I got dropped - and that was heartbreaking for me - so going away and putting in the hard work, I know I'm going to get my rewards".

Rashid was then out for 20, leaving Australia needing just one wicket and England 11 runs to win.

Moeen Ali (four for 46) and then one-day global debutant Sam Curran - both with two wickets in three balls - stopped Australia in their tracks after they twice hinted at a more substantial total, having won the toss in glorious conditions and on a very good batting surface.

While accepting there were areas that needed attention in England's batting display, in particular, England's captain, Eoin Morgan felt the ability to win from an nearly hopeless position would serve England well. "If it does become the "normal", that would be awesome - because it creates an unbelievable tone at the top of the order", said Morgan when asked about his openers. "He's used all his experience and he's somehow managed to get us over the line".

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