England’s Learning Disability team sealed a 3-0 series win over Australia 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.
What a win today, won the ODI Series 3-0. I also took one of the best catch and bowls i have ever done in my life as well. Now on to the t20 series 🏏🏏 pic.twitter.com/yMWxCBpWQv— Ronnie Jackson (@JackRon29) October 11, 2019
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.
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