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England v Australia 4th ODI - LIVE!

Welcome to The Independent's coverage of the fourth ODI between England and Australia at Cardiff

by Charles Reynolds

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    • ENGLAND WIN BY 3 WICKETS - Buttler 65 not out

      Clint McKay takes a hat trick


      England won the toss and chose to bowl first

      Fourth match in five-game series 

      Australia lead series 1-0


    England: Carberry, Pietersen, Trott, Root, Morgan (c), Bopara, Buttler, Stokes, Tredwell, Finn, Rankin.

    Australia:  Finch, Marsh, Watson, Clarke (c), Bailey, Voges, Wade, Faulkner, Johnson, McKay, Coulter-Nile

    9/14/2013 12:44:39 AM
  • England 79/3 (Carberry 30, Morgan 41)
    Bit of luck for Morgan who id not in control of a pull into the leg side that flies in the air but wide of the fielder. Mitchell Johnson has still got five overs left which is slightly worrying for England.
    9/14/2013 3:19:03 PM
  • England 89/3 (Carberry 38, Morgan 43)
    Carberry deciding now that he'd like to get involved in this run scoring malarkey and plays an excellent shot rocking onto the back foot and pulling Johnson away for four.
    9/14/2013 3:27:05 PM
  • England 95/3 (Carberry 42, Morgan 45)
    England finding run scoring a little more easy now, this has been an excellent partnership. Six from Faulkner's over.
    9/14/2013 3:30:05 PM
  • England 97/3 (Carberry 43, Morgan 46)
    Coulter-Nile comes into the attack and he continues his economical stuff, just two from the over. England need less than a run a ball now.
    9/14/2013 3:32:45 PM
  • England 107/3 (Carberry 49, Morgan 49)
    Both batsmen on the verge of half centuries here as the partnership moves to 99. This match is very interestingly poised.
    9/14/2013 3:39:09 PM
  • 50 for Carberry
    9/14/2013 3:40:00 PM
  • 50 for Morgan
    9/14/2013 3:42:00 PM
  • WICKET! Morgan b Watson - 53
    The England skipper goes just after bringing up 50. He chops a straight ball onto his stumps.
    9/14/2013 3:43:09 PM
  • England 117/4 (Carberry 55, Bopara 0)
    Good shot from Carberry, he carves away four outside his off stump. He's key for England now.
    9/14/2013 3:51:26 PM
  • England 120/4 (Carberry 57, Bopara 1)
    DROPPED CATCH! Wade spills Bopara on 0, terrible drop, that was a dolly. Bopara looking very suspect to say the least. 
    9/14/2013 3:52:36 PM

  • Morgan plays an unusual shot 
    by Charles Reynolds

    9/14/2013 3:53:49 PM
  • WICKET! Carberry b Coulter-Nile - 63 
    Oh dear that's not want England needed, Carberry walks across his stumps and the ball clips his leg stump.
    9/14/2013 4:01:32 PM
  • England 127/5 (Bopara 2, Buttler 0)
    Suddenly England are back under pressure with two quick wickets, this match could go either way now. Very interesting finish in store.
    9/14/2013 4:05:52 PM
  • REVIEW! Buttler given out LBW, he reviews...

    9/14/2013 4:10:57 PM
  • NOT OUT! Just sliding down leg side so Buttler survives.
    9/14/2013 4:12:27 PM
  • England 138/5 (Bopara 4, Buttler 9)
    So Buttler gets a let off there which is very handy for England. They need 89 from 78 balls. You feel this partnership is key.
    9/14/2013 4:13:40 PM
  • England 141/5 (Bopara 6, Buttler 10)
    Coulter-Nile has bowled out now and he's been pretty good on debut, figures of 1/34. England need 87 from 72 balls.
    9/14/2013 4:17:54 PM
  • WICKET! Bopara LBW Faulkner - 7
    That's the end of Ravi, he can't make the most of his reprieve and is trapped plumb in front.
    9/14/2013 4:19:55 PM
  • England 149/6 (Buttler 12, Stokes 1)
    Faulkner strikes and England are in trouble again, could that extra batsman now work in their favour?
    9/14/2013 4:23:27 PM

  • Watson celebrates the wicket of Morgan 
    by Charles Reynolds

    9/14/2013 4:30:13 PM
  • England 166/6 (Buttler 24, Stokes 6)
    This partnership is key for England and Buttler seems to be finding his feet, striking an excellent four down the ground. This looks like it's going to the wire.
    9/14/2013 4:31:37 PM
  • England 175/6 (Buttler 26, Stokes 13)
    Slice of luck for Stokes who gets a little bit of glove on a ball that goes through to Wade, then to add insult to injury he clips Johnson away for four the next ball. England need 53 from 48 balls. Tense.
    9/14/2013 4:36:51 PM
  • England 189/6 (Buttler 39, Stokes 14)
    Jos Buttler springs into action and it's a very good over for England. Twice the Somerset keeper just tickles the ball deliberately past the keeper for four. 14 from the over.
    9/14/2013 4:42:11 PM

  • Faulkner celebrates the wicket of Bopara 
    by Charles Reynolds

    9/14/2013 4:43:24 PM
  • England 192/6 (Buttler 39, Stokes 17)
    Clarke rings the changes with the hope of breaking this partnership as Faulkner comes into the attack and he does slow the scoring rate a little, just three from the over.
    9/14/2013 4:46:22 PM
  • England 196/6 (Buttler 41, Stokes 19)
    Watto recovers after his expensive over last time, just four singles from this one. This is getting pretty tense.
    9/14/2013 4:50:46 PM
  • England 205/6 (Buttler 49, Stokes 20)
    Joseph Buttler take a bow. That is a superb shot, he launches Faulkner over his head and in fact out of the ground for a huge six! England take 9 from the over.

    23 needed from 24 balls
    9/14/2013 4:55:34 PM
  • 50 for Jos Buttler
    9/14/2013 4:55:48 PM
  • England 210/6 (Buttler 51, Stokes 20)
    Buttler gets his second consecutive 50, but there's not much celebration, he knows the job is not done yet. 

    18 needed from 18
    9/14/2013 4:58:46 PM
  • England 219/6 (Buttler 55, Stokes 25)
    Stokes crunches a pull shot over the top for four but then this England pair nearly manage to run each other out with some nervy scrambling about. They survive though and England now just need 9 from 12 balls.
    9/14/2013 5:05:02 PM
  • WICKET! Stokes b McKay - 25
    Aaargh. Stokes goes to McKay, he misses a straight one. Nervous stuff. 
    9/14/2013 5:05:29 PM
  • England 221/7 (Buttler 55, Tredwell 1)
    Super over from McKay, he breaks the partnership and brings Tredwell in who can only get a single after wasting three balls. Buttler pinches a single off the last ball and will have the strike to finish things off.
    9/14/2013 5:11:45 PM
    9/14/2013 5:11:58 PM
  • SIX! Buttler launches the first ball straight into the crowd, what a shot! 
    9/14/2013 5:12:21 PM
  • 1 to win now...
    9/14/2013 5:12:28 PM
  • Dot ball
    9/14/2013 5:12:49 PM
  • FOUR! Buttler smashes the ball down the ground.
    9/14/2013 5:13:18 PM
    What a game, what an innings from Jos Buttler, 65 from 48 balls and he's seen England home. Great to see him finally showing his potential in 50 over cricket.
    9/14/2013 5:13:29 PM
  • That's all from us today, join us again on Monday for the deciding game in this series.
    9/14/2013 5:36:37 PM
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