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285dThe Report by George Dobell

England take series with clinical win

With an ease that would have been quite unthinkable a few years ago, England cruised to victory over Australia in the fourth ODI in Durham

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Hussey
70(73) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 4 5 11 14 9 0 21
IR Bell
IR Bell
69(94) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 26 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
7 3 9 11 15 6 2 16

Best performances - Bowlers

ST Finn
ST Finn
O10
M2
R37
W4
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CJ McKay
O10
M1
R29
W2
Eco2.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Alex Winter

England have the series then, can they make it 4-0? Find out on Tuesday for the final match of this series from Old Trafford, 2pm start so join us then. Not the end of the cricket tonight though because West Indies are in action against New Zealand in Jamaica so head across to follow that game. But from me, Alex Winter, it's goodbye for now...

That's all from me today then, my thanks to George Binoy for his help with the coverage too. The other ESPNcricinfo George, Dobell, has penned today's match report and we've got plenty of reaction, analysis and photographs from Chester-le-Street.

Today the toss was crucial but England were so good with the ball, once again they ripped out the Australian top order and it was left to Michael Clarke to try and create something which he did. At least today, David Hussey stepped up in the middle order to put some sort of score on the board. But barring a new-ball rampage it was never going to be enough. England again laid good foundations and knocked off the runs so comfortably...

Presentation time. Steven Finn is the man of the match for his 4 for 37, a superb spell. "Since the new year it's been an amazing effort to not lose," says Alastair Cook. "The bowlers make my job easy, they know what they're doing. But we've got to keep working to keep those standards."

"Tough day," says Michael Clarke. "No doubt we've got plenty of work to do before the Ashes but our Test cricket has been more consistent than our one-day cricket."

So England take their ninth ODI victory in a row, that's a new record for them. They've also secured a seventh ODI series win at home in a row, also another record that this England team can lay claim to.

A comfortable chase and England win by eight wickets and absolutely hammer Australia, It was a super performance with the ball and a chase that was never in doubt...

47.5
3
Hussey to Bopara, 3 runs, slapped away, it runs wide of point and they come back for three
47.4
0
Hussey to Bopara, no run,
47.3
0
Hussey to Bopara, no run, back of a length and pushed to extra cover
47.2
1
Hussey to Trott, 1 run, length clipped square of midwicket
47.1
1
Hussey to Bopara, 1 run, dropped through cover

END OF OVER:
47 | 3 Runs | ENG: 196/2 (5 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.17, RRR: 1.66)

  • Jonathan Trott63 (101b)
  • Ravi Bopara29 (43b)
  • Michael Clarke5-0-17-0
  • David Hussey8-0-43-0
46.6
0
Clarke to Trott, no run, another cracking delivery from Clarke, draws Trott out of his ground did he? Appeal for a stumping but Trott is safely in his ground, well bowled though
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England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st70IR BellAN Cook
2nd66IR BellIJL Trott
3rd65IJL TrottRS Bopara