Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

MP Stoinis
87(99) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 24 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
15 0 12 7 9 14 22 8
JE Root
62(68) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
7 8 7 2 11 1 10 16

Best performances - Bowlers

TK Curran
O9.2
M0
R35
W5
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
AJ Tye
O9.4
M0
R46
W5
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: @Cricket_Lama | Commentator: Alan Gardner

7.45pm: Well, that was fun. Dan Brettig's report will colour in the day for you, a Perth scorcher to finish the series. Elsewhere, the IPL auction has just about wrapped up, with Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss himself, among the late buys. Anyway, from Miller and myself, thanks for your contributions... We'll be back for more when the T20s start next weekend. Laters!

7.35pm: Presentations time, Tom Curran is Man of the Match: "Watching the boys play one-day cricket recently has been a pleasure and to come in and try and take my chance is a great feeling. I've been training hard, to come and play the first ODI at this unbelievable stadium, in front the Barmy Army... the game was unbelievable, what a finish."

Joe Root is named Player of the Series: "I think we thoroughly enjoyed these one-day games, to come back [after the Ashes] how we have shows the character in the group. We've been together for a while, the same guys around the team, clear idea of your role in the side and we have continuity and from there consistency. You've always got to think you're in the game, trying to take wickets. We weren't probably at our best but we came through. [Break now?] Yeah, won't overdo things, come back strong for NZ."

Australia captain Steven Smith: "We thought we'd pulled it back really well, but we didn't start as well with the ball, been a bit of trend. We thought it was very chaseable, but again we lost wickets in clumps and you can't do that against a quality England line-up. [Andrew Tye?] He bowled well, hit a good length and bowled his change-ups, but our batting again wasn't good enough. These lapses are happening way too often in one-day cricket. [Stadium?] It was magnificent, the crowd, the pitched played really well and the outfield was lightning, hope we'll lots more good games of cricket here. [Time for a rest?] It's been a long summer, I haven't been as good in this format, and we've been outplayed, they thoroughly deserved to win."

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Really special, I thought we'd played particularly poorly for much of the game but when we got on top we made it count. In the Adelaide game, we had them seven down, so we knew to fight to the end. There have been a lot of positives, a lot of fight through the series. The ball started going a bit reverse, that was the feedback we got from practice games, the ball chews up. Tom Curran, to bowl a spell like that, for such a young guy, it's a great sign. [Squad selection] We're spoiled for choice, guys are fighting for positions, it's a special group of players that are very talented. To win while we're learning is extra special. A huge thank you to everyone who's come today, they've been great. [Barmy Army] It's been a long few months but we always appreciate their support."

7.25pm: Well, well. A 12-run win for England gives them the series 4-1, equalling Australia's heaviest ODI defeat on home soil. Both teams found it harder and harder to score as the innings wore on, but England's adrenaline-infused first half and an Australia collapse of 6 for 58 tipped the balance. It was a thoroughly enjoyable first outing for Perth's new venue, although without the hoped-for result (from a home perspective)... And a big performance from Tom Curran, too. I wonder if there's still time for an IPL franchise to take note?

"Will we get the inflatable four fingers up for this ending?" wonders Simon. I suspect England might get a hand gesture or two...

"You asked, what has Curran got?" hoots Mahota. "Well he has got the MoM."

Robert Brown: "Good on ya Moeen Ali, now you whingers - he took 3 wickets, he's the man"

48.2
W
Curran to Paine, OUT, hits the stumps! Curran wins it for England! Paine's heroics in vain, beaten by reverse swing to rattle leg stump - Curran claims a maiden international five-for with the final ball! What a finish, a cracking match to christen the new Perth Stadium

TD Paine b Curran 34 (44b 2x4 1x6) SR: 77.27

48.1
0
Curran to Paine, no run, full, fast, swerving in and dug out on off stump into the covers - dot ball

Two overs, 13 needed. Paine the man... What has Curran got?

END OF OVER:
48 | 11 Runs | AUS: 247/9 (13 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.14, RRR: 6.50)

  • TD Paine34 (42b)
  • JR Hazlewood0 (3b)
  • JT Ball10-0-58-0
  • TK Curran9-0-35-4
47.6
1
Ball to Paine, 1 run, finishes with another slow bouncer, pulled to fine leg for one to keep Paine on strike

"Might have been better for Ball to stay off the field and let Root take that over," muses Chris in Taunto. Or they could have held Ball back and hoped they didn't need him... But it's academic now

47.5
0
Ball to Paine, no run, dug on short, Paine pulls square and again declines one

Back to a run a ball for Australia

47.4
6
Ball to Paine, SIX runs, full and straight - RAMPED FOR SIX!!! What a shot, skill and guts from Paine! Ball missed the yorker and he got the lap away perfectly to sail all the way over the rope at fine leg!
47.3
4
Ball to Paine, FOUR runs, short, taking the pace off, Paine swings hard and thick-edges four to third man! Came off the toe, in fact, and scuttles fine past the man down there

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st24DA WarnerTM Head
2nd62MP StoinisTM Head
3rd33SPD SmithMP Stoinis
4th14MR MarshMP Stoinis
5th56MP StoinisGJ Maxwell
6th3TD PaineGJ Maxwell
7th0TD PaineMA Starc
8th11TD PaineAJ Tye
9th33TD PaineA Zampa
10th11TD PaineJR Hazlewood