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Result: England keep one-day series with Australia alive with 93-run win

A century from James Taylor helps England to a 93-run victory over Australia in the third one-day international at Old Trafford.

England have recorded a 93-run victory over Australia in the third one-day international at Old Trafford to keep their hopes alive in the best-of-five series.

A century from James Taylor helped England to 300-8 off their 50 overs, before Moeen Ali and Liam Plunkett chipped in with three wickets apiece as Australia were bowled all out for 207 in Manchester.

James Taylor of England celebrates his century during the 3rd Royal London One-Day International match between England and Australia at Old Trafford on September 8, 2015© Getty Images

After winning the toss, England openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales put on 52 for the first wicket before Hales was dismissed for nine, but his wicket enabled Taylor to arrive at the crease.

He took a back seat as Roy notched his second ODI fifty off 34 balls before eventually departing for 63, while Eoin Morgan contributed 62 off 56 balls to take the hosts to 205-3 with 17 overs remaining.

However, England's middle order collapsed, with Jonny Bairstow's run-a-ball 17 the only knock of any significance, but Taylor held firm to make it into three figures before eventually departing for 101 off 114 deliveries.

Liam Plunkett of England celebrates with James Taylor and Chris Woakes after dismissing Pat Cummins of Australia during the 3rd Royal London One-Day International match between England and Australia at Old Trafford on September 8, 2015© Getty Images

Australia's reply began with Joe Burns being dismissed by Steven Finn for just nine, before the pace bowler helped take the wicket of Steve Smith (25) with a fine catch off the bowling of Adil Rashid.

From then onwards, wickets fell at regular intervals as Rashid, Moeen and Plunkett decimated Australia's middle order, with only Aaron Finch (53) and Matthew Wade (42) showing any resistance for the Baggy Greens.

Wade was the last wicket to fall after being clean-bowled by Finn, and England were able to celebrate the first of three victories they need to deny Australia claiming the series.

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James Taylor of England celebrates his century during the 3rd Royal London One-Day International match between England and Australia at Old Trafford on September 8, 2015
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