In a 3-0 series win over Australia, England cricketers celebrate their victory with a 42-run victory in the final ODI at Dauth Park, Brisbane.
Tayler Young top scored for the tourists, hitting a patient 58 from 74 balls, putting on 92 with Rob Hewitt (38*) for the fifth wicket. Jack Perry fell just shy of a half century, stumped for a run-a-ball 48, as England set the hosts 241 to win from their 40 overs.
Australia’s reply started well, with Boyd Duffield and Gavan Hicks opening the innings with a partnership of 113 from 22 overs.
When Duffield fell for 65, England restricted the scoring rate with just 85 runs scored from the remaining 18 overs. Hicks also passed 50; dismissed for 66 with four overs left.
Young picked up two wickets in the innings, with Ronnie Jackson and Chris Edwards taking one each as Australia finished on 198/4.
Taylor Young said: “I’m really pleased with my performance with the bat. I don’t normally get opportunities like that but the coaches showed their belief in me and I took the opportunity with both hands.”
“It was a bit of a slow start, but as we went on I found my way and hit my maiden 50.”
England and Australia will now play a five-match IT20 series as part of the INAS Global Games – a multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Saturday 12 Oct: INAS GLOBAL GAMES OPENING CEREMONY
Sunday 13 Oct: 1st IT20 v Australia – South Brisbane DCC, Fairfield
Monday 14 Oct: 2nd IT20 v Australia – South Brisbane DCC, Fairfield
Wednesday 16 October: 3rd IT20 v Australia – Allan Border Field, Albion
Thursday 17 October: 4th IT20 v Australia – Allan Border Field, Albion
Friday 18 October: 5th IT20 v Australia – Allan Border Field, Albion
Saturday 19 October: INAS GLOBAL GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY
Cricket is joined by British athletes in tennis, athletics and cycling this week, all vying for the podium and British success at the 2019 Inas Global Games.
The Inas Global Games expects to see over 1000 elite athletes with intellectual impairment from across the world compete in fierce competition until 20th October.
You can follow all the Global Games action by following the UK Sports Association on twitter and facebook.
Cricket highlights and results available here
See the full Cricket Squad players here
The UK Sports Association is the official Great Britain member of Inas. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) manage the England Squad (learning disability) and through a collaboration with the UK Sports Association access international Inas events.