Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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

JL Pattinson c †Buttler b Bresnan 4 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

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 (61 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.44, RRR: 20.33)

  • James Pattinson4 (8b)
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile5 (9b)
  • Chris Jordan9-0-57-0
  • Ben 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
46.4
1
Jordan to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, Jordan tries for the yorker, Coulter-Nile drives down the ground to long-on
46.3
1
Jordan to Pattinson, 1 run, Pattinson chips this over cover for another single
46.3
1w
Jordan to Pattinson, 1 wide, bangs it in short now for an above-the-head wide
46.2
0
Jordan to Pattinson, no run,
46.1
1
Jordan to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, is this it? Is this the win? No! Oh dear, Stokes has dropped a chance at deep midwicket! Coulter-Nile has launched this high out into the deep and it was a pretty straightforward chance that just slipped through the fingers of Stokes.
46.1
1w
Jordan to Coulter-Nile, 1 wide, wrong line for Jordan though as he strays down leg

Jordan comes back now after Broad finishes his ten.

END OF OVER:
46 | 2 Runs | AUS: 249/9 (68 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.41, RRR: 17.00)

  • James Pattinson1 (4b)
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile3 (7b)
  • Ben Stokes9-1-38-4
  • Stuart Broad10-0-56-2
45.6
0
Stokes to Pattinson, no run, beaten outside off now
45.5
0
Stokes to Pattinson, no run, Pattinson pushes this away to cover for no run
45.4
1
Stokes to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, crunches this hard towards midwicket and they get through for a quick single
45.3
0
Stokes to Coulter-Nile, no run, driven hard down the ground to mid-off
45.2
1
Stokes to Pattinson, 1 run, thickish edge away towards third man gets Pattinson off the mark
45.1
0
Stokes to Pattinson, no run, steered away towards point

END OF OVER:
45 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 247/9 (70 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.48, RRR: 14.00)

  • Nathan Coulter-Nile2 (5b)
  • Stuart Broad10-0-56-2
  • Ben Stokes8-1-36-4

So England are now one wicket away from their first win in a full international in this series. Yes, it's a dead rubber in the ODI series, but they'll be celebrating tonight. And so will India - an England win here will by default put them back on top of the one-day rankings.

44.6
W
Broad to Christian, OUT, Christian is gone now, yet another batsman in this match caught at third man. He's swung hard and a thickish edge is taken by a sliding Gary Ballance

DT Christian c Ballance b Broad 23 (48m 19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 121.05

44.5
4
Broad to Christian, FOUR runs, at last Christian does get one out of the middle, he lifts a fuller delivery up and over wide midwicket and this bounces away for a boundary

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st46SE MarshAJ Finch
2nd64AJ FinchMS Wade
3rd22GJ BaileyAJ Finch
4th42AJ FinchSPD Smith
5th15AJ FinchGJ Maxwell
6th33DT ChristianGJ Maxwell
7th8DT ChristianJP Faulkner
8th9MG JohnsonDT Christian
9th8DT ChristianNM Coulter-Nile
10th12NM Coulter-NileJL Pattinson