Player of the Match
Player of the Match

5.46pm So, Morgan takes receipt of the series trophy, and that wraps up our coverage from an enthralling ODI leg of England's tour. Don't forget though, that the fun continues as we switch from white ball to pink and ultimately red, with the Test series just around the corner. And don't stray too far from your laptop/mobile, as a compelling Australia-South Africa Test is set to resume in just over three hours' time. From myself and Alan, and Ranjith the scorer, it's goodbye for now.

Eoin Morgan: "I thought our bowlers set the tone after winning the toss, took advantage of the bounce, good line and length, the execution was outstanding, and we created opportunities by building pressure. Woakes has been outstanding, he contributes a huge amount for us down the order, and leads the line with the ball. The aggressive nature that we play, we want to impart that on a game at any stage. But ultimately today the game was won by our bowling unit. We've had a good competitive series here, and we've loved every minute of the tour."

Kane Williamson: "We lost the toss and they bowled very very well. We lacked discipline with the bat today, a good showing from Mitch Santner and Henry Nicholls, but a really disappointing effort on our part. We didn't get a complete performance all series, but England were outstanding, a very good one-day unit, and deserved to win the series. Too many soft dismissals throughout our innings. England have great depth, a number of allrounders, and they play an aggressive brand of cricket for a lot longer."

Chris Woakes is Player of Series: "Thought there were a few better knocks than my bowling, but happy to take it, nice to come out on top in a tight series. Nice to pick up some wickets up top, a couple of pitches have offered a little bit, a bit of extra bounce this morning. The important thing is, if you take wickets up front, you naturally stem that flow of runs. You look at their strengths and weaknesses and try to expose them. Think on your feet a little bit."

Jonny Bairstow is Man of the Match. "The bowlers set the platform, and they have done first up all through the series, but obviously delighted to get the win. It's massive for me, opening the batting is different, my job is to go out and score big hundreds, still a work in progress. A bit of grip for our spinners in the first innings, but a decent toss to win, and we learnt from the first innings, which shots were right or wrong."

And on that catch .. "More luck than judgement. You cop a bit of stick out there, especially being a ginge!"

5.30pm Soham Basak: "As a neutral supporter, this has been an enthralling series with twists and turns all the way. Even with a one-sided finale, this series has been a great advertisement for ODIs. Kudos to both teams."

Pranjal Raj: "Oh boy!! NZ desperately missed Taylor. Enough said." A massive loss, it has to be admitted. But England were ruthless.

5.25pm What a barnstorming performance from England. Dominant with the ball, ruthless with the bat, particularly while Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales were in harness, and they've wrapped up a 3-2 series win with a hefty 17.2 overs left unused.

Dave: "What a joy England's top order is…Roy out injured and in comes Hales to step in to knock up an accomplished half century in partnership with Jonny as England chase down their target to take the series. One of the most feared top orders in white ball cricket. "

Dhaval : "This England side looks scary and are already a serious contenders for the finalists of WC19. "

32.4
6
Sodhi to Stokes, SIX runs, high and mighty, onto the grassy banks at cow corner, and England claim the spoils!
32.2
2
Sodhi to Stokes, 2 runs, another hoick off a good length, another chance, another drop! Chapman rushing back at mid-off, can't get his bearings in time
32.1
0
Sodhi to Stokes, no run, toe-ended to point, and dropped! Oh dear, that's a horror show. Down it goes, and Stokes looks suitably bashful

END OF OVER:
32 | 4 Runs | ENG: 217/3 (7 runs required from 17.2 overs, RR: 6.78, RRR: 0.38)

  • Joe Root23 (37b)
  • Ben Stokes14 (14b)
  • Mitchell Santner10-0-44-1
  • Ish Sodhi7-0-66-1
31.6
0
Santner to Root, no run, up on the toes, trying to force his way through the covers, the end of a tidy spell in uncompromising circumstances
31.5
0
Santner to Root, no run, head over the ball, punched into the covers, Santner's making England wait
31.4
1
Santner to Stokes, 1 run, tucked to the leg side
31.3
1
Santner to Root, 1 run, flicked around the corner, another sharp single as Sodhi gathers at backward square leg but can't get his shy in in time
31.2
1
Santner to Stokes, 1 run, on the legs, no wild swipe just yet, just another single off the hips to midwicket

Stokes on strike with 11 needed.. hmmm

31.1
1
Santner to Root, 1 run, fully forward, blocked to the off side

END OF OVER:
31 | 4 Runs | ENG: 213/3 (11 runs required from 17.2 overs, RR: 6.87, RRR: 0.57)

  • Ben Stokes12 (12b)
  • Joe Root21 (33b)
  • Ish Sodhi7-0-66-1
  • Mitchell Santner9-0-40-1
30.6
2
Sodhi to Stokes, 2 runs, makes room for a smash through the covers, but toe-ends his shot a touch. A long chase to haul it in
30.5
1
Sodhi to Root, 1 run, late cut, gathered well at backward point, but another single chipped off the total
30.4
0
Sodhi to Root, no run, pushed onto the back foot, defended to the leg side
30.3
0
Sodhi to Root, no run, dropped a touch short outside off, cut out to cover
30.2
1
Sodhi to Stokes, 1 run, down the track, meeting this one on the full, and chiselling another single to wide long-on
30.1
0
Sodhi to Stokes, no run, outside off, poked to point

END OF OVER:
30 | 4 Runs | ENG: 209/3 (15 runs required from 17.2 overs, RR: 6.96, RRR: 0.75)

  • Joe Root20 (30b)
  • Ben Stokes9 (9b)
  • Mitchell Santner9-0-40-1
  • Ish Sodhi6-0-62-1
29.6
2
Santner to Root, 2 runs, finds the gap in the covers, and England are all but home

Dave Fern : "As an English supporter, it's often a case of riding the tension of the ups and downs, hoping they are not going to stuff it up. With a RRR of 1.27, I think I can finally relax a bit!! In sport all things are possible, but hopefully it's a one horse race now." I think it's almost safe to go to bed... almost

29.5
0
Santner to Root, no run, onto the front foot, tapped to point
29.4
1
Santner to Stokes, 1 run, clipped to the leg side
29.3
0
Santner to Stokes, no run, lots of air on leg stump, Stokes' eyes lit up for a moment, but it dipped late and he adjusted accordingly
29.2
1
Santner to Root, 1 run, outside off, chopped into the covers
29.1
0
Santner to Root, no run, dabbed into the off side

END OF OVER:
29 | 9 Runs | ENG: 205/3 (19 runs required from 17.2 overs, RR: 7.06, RRR: 0.90)

  • Ben Stokes8 (7b)
  • Joe Root17 (26b)
  • Ish Sodhi6-0-62-1
  • Mitchell Santner8-0-36-1
28.6
6
Sodhi to Stokes, SIX runs, whoosh! Stokes gets underneath this one, a bit of air outside off, he drops to one knee, and slams a massive six way back onto the banks at long-on. England are into the 200s
28.5
1
Sodhi to Root, 1 run, a swishing pull, out to deep midwicket

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st155AD HalesJM Bairstow
2nd22AD HalesJE Root
3rd15EJG MorganJE Root
4th37JE RootBA Stokes