Player of the Match
Player of the Match

So, England will have to score 250 for victory here. Fantastic bowling from Chris Woakes who has finished with 6 for 45 - the second-best figures ever in ODIs for England. Not bad for a bloke in his second one-day international!

It was a funny sort of innings, Watson and Haddin looked like setting a good platform, as did Hussey and Clarke later on. But batsmen kept getting out after making starts. It should be a very interesting chase. Join us for the England innings in half an hour.

Ian Hale writes in: "I'm presuming the best England ODI figures are Colly against Bangladesh, where he took 6 for 30-something and got a century? What a legend that man has been for us over the years."

Quite right, Ian. Those are the best figures for England.

49.3
W
Trott to Smith, 1 run, OUT, Smith swings hard, pulls it to deep midwicket and they come back for two runs, Dougie's dive at the non-striker's end is in vain - he's short as Trott takes the throw and breaks the stumps. Australia are all out for 249.

DE Bollinger run out (sub [Wright]/Trott) 6 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

49.2
1
Trott to Bollinger, 1 run, crunched out to deep cover for one run, to give Smith the strike
49.1
4
Trott to Bollinger, FOUR runs, Bollinger begins with a boundary! He's cut hard and thereare men up in the circle at backward point and fly slip - this pierces the gap

Right. So, Jonathan Trott, with figures of 1-0-8-0, comes on now to bowl the 50th over. At least he's not bowling to Smith.

END OF OVER:
49 | 10 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 243/9 | RR: 4.95

  • Doug Bollinger1 (2b)
  • Steven Smith23 (24b)
  • Chris Woakes10-0-45-6
  • James Anderson10-1-42-1
48.6
1
Woakes to Bollinger, 1 run, good yorker gives Woakes a chance, but Bollinger keeps it out and picks up a single

Woakes has one ball now to become the first England player to take seven wickets in an ODI. Can he do it?

48.5
0
Woakes to Bollinger, no run, bouncer from Woakes, and Dougie ducks under it
48.4
1
Woakes to Smith, 1 run, driven away to point

That last ball was a no-ball, but not a front-footer - they had one too few fielders in the circle. So this next ball is not a free hit.

48.4
7nb
Woakes to Smith, (no ball) SIX runs, oh, well played Steven Smith! Another slower ball from Woakes, and Smith has waited on it, driving inside out over cover and clearing the boundary, great stroke

Doug Bollinger comes out now, and with three balls left in the over, it's really important that the Australians survive, because then they will get six balls to face Jonathan Trott's mediums, most likely.

48.3
W
Woakes to Lee, OUT, Woakes has six! And the 50th over may not be required after all. Lee has cut hard but in the air and third man takes the catch, it's the substitute fielder Luke Wright down there

B Lee c sub (LJ Wright) b Woakes 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

48.2
1
Woakes to Smith, 1 run, another slower delivery and Smith throws the kitchen sink at this, slapping a single down to long-off
  • England's injury list continues to grow

    England's injury-hit bowling attack is being pushed to the limits after two more quicks picked up problems in Brisbane

  • Clarke lauds team effort in series win

    Michael Clarke has praised his players for their sudden turnaround following the Ashes after their comprehensive win over England at the Gabba secured an unassailable 4-1 lead

  • No excuses for soft dismissals - Strauss

    Andrew Strauss didn't pull any punches in admitting England's batting had been well off the pace during the one-day series after they slumped to a 51-run defeat at Brisbane

  • Clarke deserves some goodwill

    Michael Clarke is no prima donna leader, but large chunks of the Australian cricket public still haven't warmed to him

  • Australia take series with 51-run win

    Australia secured the one-day series with two matches to spare after a comprehensive 51-run victory at the Gabba as England's batting once again flopped

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20AJ StraussMJ Prior
2nd0AJ StraussIJL Trott
3rd2KP PietersenIJL Trott
4th73IR BellKP Pietersen
5th3IR BellEJG Morgan
6th5PD CollingwoodIR Bell
7th25PD CollingwoodCR Woakes
8th0A ShahzadCR Woakes
9th17JM AndersonA Shahzad
10th53JM AndersonST Finn