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England v Australia 5th ODI - LIVE!


Welcome to The Independent's coverage of the fifth ODI between England and Australia at The Rose Bowl

by Charles Reynolds

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  • MATCH IN BRIEF:

    • AUSTRALIA WIN THE SERIES 2-1
    • England all out for 249 - Australia win by 49 runs
    • AUSTRALIA 298 ALL OUT
    • Ben Stokes 5/61 - Shane Watson 143
    • Series tied at 1-1
    • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
    • Final game in five-match series
    Teams:
    England: Carberry, Pietersen, Wright, Root, Morgan (c), Bopara, Buttler, Stokes, Tredwell, Jordan, Rankin.

    Australia:  Finch, Hughes, Watson, Clarke (c), Bailey, Voges, Wade, Faulkner, Johnson, McKay, Ahmed
    9/16/2013 12:29:44 PM

  • by Charles Reynolds


    9/16/2013 7:05:08 PM
  • England 75/4 (Morgan 18, Bopara 3)
    Can these two amend for their monumental Champions Trophy final disaster by guiding England to an unlikely win from here? We'll just have to wait and see I guess. Four from Faulkner's over.

    9/16/2013 7:08:30 PM
  • England 77/4 (Morgan 19, Bopara 3)
    Morgan take a single off the first ball of Johnson's over but that's all England can add to their total apart from a wide that MJ kindly sends down. Required run rate climbing all the time.
    9/16/2013 7:12:56 PM
  • England 81/4 (Morgan 21, Bopara 5)
    Clint McKay comes on for Faulkner and he keeps the lid still on England, just four singles from the over.
    9/16/2013 7:16:31 PM
  • REVIEW! Bopara given out LBW, he reviews.
    9/16/2013 7:18:55 PM
  • NOT OUT! Well, well, well... that looked pretty plumb but Hawkeye shows it was not only wide but going over the top. Good review from the Ravster.
    9/16/2013 7:20:45 PM
  • England 89/4 (Morgan 23, Bopara 9)
    Voges and McKay operating in tandem now as this two slowly play their way in. Surely they must attack Voges if they are going to get back on track with the run rate.
    9/16/2013 7:26:45 PM
  • England 100/4 (Morgan 29, Bopara 12)
    There we go... England do score well from Voges' over, 11 runs to be precise. No boundaries either. Can this pair repeat their Ireland heroics?
    9/16/2013 7:31:31 PM
  • WICKET! Morgan st Wade b Voges - 30
    Well that's the end of Morgan. He skips past one from Voges and is stumped by Wade who actually makes a positive impression on the series.
    9/16/2013 7:37:24 PM
  • Apologies for the delay there, my computer appears to protesting at this poor performance from England.
    9/16/2013 7:38:53 PM
  • England 114/5 (Bopara 18, Buttler 7)
    Spin at both ends now, Fawad Ahmed comes back into the attack and England work him around for five singles in the over.

    9/16/2013 7:43:46 PM
  • England 121/5 (Bopara 24, Buttler 8)
    Bopara sweeps Voges first ball for four, good shot, and England go on to add another three runs in the over.
    9/16/2013 7:45:09 PM

  • The end of Joe Root 
    by Charles Reynolds


    9/16/2013 7:46:49 PM
  • England 128/5 (Bopara 30, Buttler 9)
    That's another good shot from the Ravster, Ahmed drops to short and is punished by Bopara who pulls it past mid on off the back foot. Seven from the over again.
    9/16/2013 7:48:24 PM
  • England 132/5 (Bopara 32, Buttler 10)
    Watson comes back on and he tightens it up a bit. Just four from the over. England could do with finding the boundary a bit more to be honest. If only to give the freezing supporters something to cheer. It's pretty grim out there.
    9/16/2013 7:54:12 PM
  • England 145/5 (Bopara 40, Buttler 15)
    It's debatable whether England seem to realise that this match is only 50 overs, they are not approaching this with much urgency.
    9/16/2013 8:01:30 PM

  • Voges gets the wicket of Morgan 
    by Charles Reynolds


    9/16/2013 8:03:41 PM
  • England 152/5 (Bopara 45, Buttler 16)
    A boundary! Bopara finds the rope, just about steering a Faulkner delivery to the rope. It's time for drinks - who knows what they are having to be honest. Some soup would probably go down quite nicely.
    9/16/2013 8:05:23 PM
  • England 159/5 (Bopara 46, Buttler 22)
    Watson continues after the drinks break and Buttler has another boundary, clipping the ball delicately down to the fine leg fence for four.
    9/16/2013 8:11:57 PM
  • England 165/5 (Bopara 50, Buttler 24)
    Fawad Ahmed comes back on but he can't prevent the Ravinator making 50. England take six from the over and it'll be batting powerplay time.
    9/16/2013 8:15:57 PM
  • England 169/5 (Bopara 52, Buttler 26)
    Well England not exactly making the most of the powerplay there, just four from the over.
    9/16/2013 8:22:02 PM
  • England 181/5 (Bopara 53, Buttler 37)
    Clint McKay, the man who sounds like an 19th century cowboy, is back and England do much better this time, 12 from the over including a Buttler special - a ramp shot over the keeper's head for four.
    9/16/2013 8:27:35 PM
  • England 195/5 (Bopara 62, Buttler 42)
    Another huge over for England, they take 14 from it. This pair are running the twos very hard and finding the boundary as well, Buttler playing a great shot in particular over the top of the ring of fielders.
    9/16/2013 8:29:57 PM
  • WICKET! Buttler b Faulkner - 42
    That's what Australia needed, Faulkner comes into the attack and gets Buttler first ball, as he misses a straight one.
    9/16/2013 8:30:51 PM
  • REVIEW! Has Faulkner got Stokes LBW?
    9/16/2013 8:34:35 PM
  • NOT OUT! No.
    9/16/2013 8:35:31 PM
  • England 197/6 (Bopara 62, Stokes 2)
    So Faulkner makes the crucial breakthrough and England will surely now limp to a torturous defeat unless Stokes can produce something very special.
    9/16/2013 8:36:24 PM
  • WICKET! Bopara c Voges b Johnson - 62
    Well that is surely that for England. The Ravster smashes a cover drive but it doesn't quite clear the ring and Voges takes a good catch.
    9/16/2013 8:37:38 PM
  • England 197/7 (Stokes 2, Jordan 0)
    Thriller of an over from MJ (sorry), he gets a wicket first ball and bowls out a maiden. 
    9/16/2013 8:43:39 PM
  • England 209/7 (Stokes 8, Jordan 4)
    England limping to a slow death here although Stokes does at least have the decency to drive one through the covers for four to liven things up a bit.
    9/16/2013 8:52:46 PM
  • England 219/7 (Stokes 18, Jordan 5)
    A six! Stokes smokes one to cow corner for a maximum. 10 from the over.
    9/16/2013 8:57:15 PM
  • England 221/7 (Stokes 18, Jordan 6)
    Mitchell Johnson reigns things in once again, just two from that over. Six overs remaining.
    9/16/2013 9:02:48 PM
  • England 232/7 (Stokes 23, Jordan 12)
    Stokes is enjoying himself today, with four more down the ground. Jordan too has a debut boundary, hit hard off the back foot.
    9/16/2013 9:07:17 PM
  • WICKET! Jordan c Bailey b Watson - 14
    Bailey having a good time in the field, he takes a good catch at deep midwicket as Jordan launches one into the night sky.
    9/16/2013 9:10:47 PM
  • WICKET! Stokes c Clarke b Faulkner - 27
    Well that really is that. England's fragile hopes were in the hands of their latest ginger prince but sadly he could only deflect a ramp shot straight to the Aussie skipper. Not long now.
    9/16/2013 9:15:37 PM
  • WICKET! Rankin b Ahmed - 4
    9/16/2013 9:19:53 PM
  • AUSTRALIA WIN BY 49 RUNS
    Well that's it then. Australia put England out of their misery finally and take the series 2-1. A very slim consolation at the end of a long and difficult tour for them.
    9/16/2013 9:20:02 PM
  • AUSTRALIA WIN THE SERIES 2-1
    9/16/2013 9:28:31 PM
  • That's all from me for today and in fact that's it as far as international cricket goes for this summer. Thanks for joining us throughout these bumper months of cricket and fear not, the next Ashes series is only a couple of months away....
    9/16/2013 10:14:11 PM
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