4 Jul 2010

Tait blasts England with deathly speed

6:54 am on 4 July 2010

Mike Hussey and Shaun Tait led Australia to a 42-run victory in the fifth and final one-day cricket international at Lord's as England won the series 3-2.

Hussey hammered 79 in 60 balls as the visitors totalled 277 for seven before Tait produced some lightning-fast bowling to take four for 48 and help bowl England out for 235.

Tait's first spell was one of the fastest seen at the home of cricket, with the speedometer reading 100.1-mph in his first over.

England won the first three matches but lost the last two as Australia restored some confidence for the Ashes test series that starts in November.