Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    9.2 Woakes strikes! Watson goes for a hard cut behind point but he's picked out Collingwood, whose reflexes have not dulled at all! He takes a really good, sharp catch and Watson is on his way 48/1
    14.4 well, Brad Haddin's walking around in the crease has cost him now, and he's been bowled through his legs! Finn gets his first ODI wicket as Haddin tries to move across to the off side and clip through leg, but he's missed it completely and the ball goes through his legs to bowl him 72/2
    19.1 And he's struck right away! He angled a gentle delivery into Marsh at 117 kph, it pitched on a good length and Marsh came forward to flick. He hit it cleanly but in the air towards midwicket where Strauss dived forward and to hi left to take a low catch. An extremely soft dismissal. 96/3
    40.5 oh, that's a disappointing end for Clarke after he built such a good platform. He has walked at Woakes and tried to pull over midwicket, but this skies off a top edge and doesn't travel very far, Strauss runs in from cover to take a very simple catch and Woakes has his fourth 190/6
    22.2 he's gone! And that is some delivery. Woakes pitched on a good length after angling the ball into the right-hander and got it to straighten off the pitch. White was squared up in his crease and his attempt at defending resulted in a sizeable edge to Matt Prior 113/4
    38.1 and Woakes' fine day continues! Hussey has dragged it on, trying to cut hard outside off and the ball cannons in to the off stump. The ball was there to be hit, he just didn't get it off the middle, and perhaps a touch of seam in to the batsman also contributed 178/5
    not out
    45.2 Anderson strikes! Good bowling as he aims at the stumps - leg stump to be specific - and Johnson goes for the big hoick through the leg side and he's bowled 212/7
    48.1 Woakes gets five wickets! Hastings has lifted a slower ball over midwicket but straight to Collingwood in the deep, where he takes a pretty simple catch 233/8
    48.3 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 234/9
    49.3 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. 249/10
    17 (b 2, lb 3, nb 1, w 11)
    249 all out (49.3 Overs, RR: 5.03)
    Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Shane Watson, 9.2 ov), 2-72 (Brad Haddin, 14.4 ov), 3-96 (Shaun Marsh, 19.1 ov), 4-113 (Cameron White, 22.2 ov), 5-178 (David Hussey, 38.1 ov), 6-190 (Michael Clarke, 40.5 ov), 7-212 (Mitchell Johnson, 45.2 ov), 8-233 (John Hastings, 48.1 ov), 9-234 (Brett Lee, 48.3 ov), 10-249 (Doug Bollinger, 49.3 ov)
    JM Anderson1014214.20353040
    A Shahzad814605.75276040
    ST Finn1006116.103410030
    CR Woakes1004564.50362101
    PD Collingwood1013613.60341100
    IJL Trott1.301409.3312000
    5.1 two wickets in two balls! Both openers depart, England are in a hole now. Short, Strauss was quickly onto the pull but the ball didn't come off the middle of the bat, flying straight to Smith at square leg for an easy catch 20/2
    4.6 bowled 'im! Lee has comprehensively won this battle, firing one at the top of off. Prior's feet went nowhere, the ball bursts past his attempted nurdle to gully and makes a mess of the stumps. Lee celebrates with a hop and a kick, and that's the first breakthrough for Australia! 20/1
    6.1 gone first ball! Lee strikes again! It wasn't the best ball, a touch short and angling down the leg side. Trott flicked off his hip but in the air, and Bollinger tumbles forward at short fine leg to take the catch. England are in disarray. Brett Lee is on a hat-trick... 22/3
    21.4 Pietersen is gone! Oh, John Hastings has done it with the slower bouncer! It has absolutely stopped in mid-air on the way to Pietersen, who wants to pull hard but is playing too quickly and ends up swinging one-handed and gets a top edge that's taken by Lee at mid-on 95/4
    25.4 gone! Bell has played on and Hastings has got rid of both the well-set batsmen in KP and Bell. This one swings in and Bell tries for the late cut, the movement does him in and his bottom edge runs on to the off stump 103/6
    22.5 another one goes! Morgan has holed out to Smith! Not a very clever piece of batting, you'd have to say, as he gets underneath a lofted drive and skies it to long-off, where Johnson runs around to his right and takes a catch that nearly bobbles out of his hands. 98/5
    32.1 and Watson strikes with his first ball! Collingwood decided he was going after the medium-pacer and lofted it high over mid-on, Hastings began in the circle and ran halfway back to the boundary to take an outstanding catch running with the flight of the ball. 128/7
    32.6 bouncer and it's caught behind! Watson has two in his first over! Woakes has tried to hook this one and got a tickle through to Haddin 128/8
    37.6 there we go! Very full outside off, Shahzad flings his bat into a drive and a thick edge ends up nestled in a tumbling Brad Haddin's gloves. Australia just one wicket away now 145/9
    not out
    45.3 there it is, finally. Another ugly heave from Finn, the ball flicks the bail and that's a series win for Australia. Although not without a few flutters during this partnership, you'd think 198/10
    13 (lb 2, nb 7, w 4)
    198 all out (45.3 Overs, RR: 4.35)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Matt Prior, 4.6 ov), 2-20 (Andrew Strauss, 5.1 ov), 3-22 (Jonathan Trott, 6.1 ov), 4-95 (Kevin Pietersen, 21.4 ov), 5-98 (Eoin Morgan, 22.5 ov), 6-103 (Ian Bell, 25.4 ov), 7-128 (Paul Collingwood, 32.1 ov), 8-128 (Chris Woakes, 32.6 ov), 9-145 (Ajmal Shahzad, 37.6 ov), 10-198 (Steven Finn, 45.3 ov)
    B Lee702123.00301011
    DE Bollinger915726.33319001
    MG Johnson812903.62313011
    JW Hastings903523.88302020
    SPD Smith802913.62220000
    SR Watson4.312535.55202202

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 7-match series 4-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.20 start, First Session 13.20-16.50 Interval 16.50-17.35, Second Session 17.35-21.05

Match days

30 January 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • 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

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