Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JC Buttler
71(43) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 4 6 4 0 0 13 13
AJ Finch
108(111) 8x4 - 4x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 1 2 4 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

BA Stokes
O9.0
M1
R38
W4
Eco4.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JP Faulkner
O10.0
M0
R67
W4
Eco6.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So there you have it - England have avoided what would have been an equal record 10th straight loss across all formats for them. It's their first win of the tour in a full international. Yes, the series is dead, and yes, Australia have rested four of their best players, but at this point England will take anything. It was a strong batting effort that set this up, through Stokes and Buttler especially. Finch's century gave the Australians hope but four wickets to Stokes and five catches to Buttler made sure of the win for England.

With that, Australia's reign at No.1 on the ODI rankings ends after two days. They drop back down to No.2 and India by default return to No.1.

Australia's stand-in captain George Bailey says Australia struggled to control the ball with so many wides and England getting away to a quick start really hurt. "I don't think we've quite nailed down our death bowling yet," Bailey said.

Man of the Match is Ben Stokes. "We batted really well and then I thought we were really consistent and put a lot of pressure on with the ball," Stokes said. "I do love the challenge in every game against Australia, the old foe."

Alastair Cook at last gets to answer some questions about a victory. Relief? "Yeah, it's been a while since we've had this feeling. It's been a frustrating tour and we've played a long way below our potential. The good thing is we know it's there ... when you see the way people have performed today you know we're not a bad side."

That's it from the WACA. What a relief for England to finally get a win on the board. It won't be a record losing streak. It won't be 10-0 or 13-0. Now the question is can they keep it up come Adelaide on Sunday? Join us then for the final match of the ODI series, until then, from Brydon Coverdale and Andrew McGlashan it's goodbye for now.

47.4
W
Bresnan to Pattinson, OUT, it's over! England have won! Pattinson skies a high top edge that flies over the head of the keeper, but Buttler is good enough to run back and take a well-judged catch
47.3
1
Bresnan to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, worked out towards leg
47.2
2
Bresnan to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs, thumps this out to deep midwicket in the air for a couple more
47.1
0
Bresnan to Coulter-Nile, no run, beaten outside off - or is it? Jams down on the ground to a wide one and Hot Spot shows a little tickle on the bat there but England didn't really appeal

Bresnan gets a chance now.

END OF OVER:
47 | 7 Runs | AUS: 256/9

  • JL Pattinson4 (8b)
  • NM Coulter-Nile5 (9b)
  • CJ Jordan9-0-57-0
  • BA Stokes9-1-38-4
46.6
2
Jordan to Pattinson, 2 runs, another one has been skied and another one doesn't get taken in the deep! This one was a top edge that flew out towards deep square leg, the men from deep midwicket and deep fine leg converged but neither quite got there. Ballance from fine leg very nearly made it, but perhaps just misjduged it a touch
46.5
0
Jordan to Pattinson, no run, this one beats the bat through to Buttler

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JC Buttler
71(43) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 4 6 4 0 0 13 13
AJ Finch
108(111) 8x4 - 4x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 1 2 4 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

BA Stokes
O9.0
M1
R38
W4
Eco4.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JP Faulkner
O10.0
M0
R67
W4
Eco6.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF