Result
5th ODI, Manchester, Jun 24 2018, Australia tour of England
205
(48.3/50 ov, target 206)
208/9
England won by 1 wicket (with 9 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Breathtaking Buttler secures England their whitewash in one-wicket thriller

Billy Stanlake's pace knocked over England's top order, and when Adil Rashid arrived at No. 10 they still needed 92 but Buttler produced a great innings

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
Australia205(34.4 overs)
Travis Head56 (42)
Moeen Ali4/46(8.4)
Sam Curran2/44(6)
England208/9(48.3 overs)
end of over 494 runs
ENG: 208/9CRR: 4.28 
Jos Buttler110 (122)
Jake Ball1 (10)
Marcus Stoinis8.3-0-37-2
Kane Richardson9-0-51-3

6.05pm: Phew. I told you it would be a squeaker, didn't I! That's the ODI series done with, but Australia do have the chance to salvage some pride with a one-off T20 next week, before India rock up for the summer's main event. For a few days, though, England can bask in only the second ODI 5-0 sweep in their history. Dan Brettig's report is in the slot and waiting to be dispatched over long-on; Gnasher and I will be back for more soon enough. Thanks for your comments, that's a wrap for today. Cheerio, folks!

5.45pm: We've been richly entertained today, though it probably won't cheer up Australia or their captain Tim Paine much to know they contributed to a thriller. England thought they had it won with the ball, threatened to throw it away with the bat... but in the end, it was the Buttler with the Kookaburra in the middle that did it.

Anyway, let's shake out those shoulders. Time for the presentations, starting with Jos Buttler, who is named both Man of the Match and Man of the Series: [Sweeter victory after that?] "Yeah it does, we were determined to come and and try and win 5-0, we bowled well but didn't quite do it with the bat. We just needed a partnership, once of the great strengths of this side is the depth in the batting, we kept chipping away, knew that if we got through the tricky periods we'd get out the other side. [Ball at the end?] I did say if it's two we'll run and then charged down first ball, but great guts to see out those balls. [Where prefer to bat - starting with T20 on Weds?] It's enjoyable when you're playing well, just hoping for another win."

Australia captain Tim Paine: "That one stung, we've been taught a lesson from a world class outfit. [Anything you could have done differently?] We could have got a couple more wickets, we had them under pressure, Rashid and Jos played well and we didn't get enough balls in the right area. When we've been under pressure we haven't produced. We bowled a touch wide, but they played outstandingly well. [Was 205 enough?] I thought we were in trouble at halfway, our bowlers came out and committed really well to what we spoke about. But again, once we're under pressure, we folded, if we're honest. Today we saw Alex Carey and D'Arcy Short play really well after the senior players let us down, Billy Stanlake and Ashton Agar showed some real talent. [Captaincy, wicketkeeping, etc?] It's been difficult, but that goes with the job. When I came back in the Test side I tried to enjoy it, I probably let the pressure of this series get to me a little bit, if I'm honest."

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Massive positives to take, when times are tough and not enough of us have turned up, we bat all the way down the order and it means only one of us has to come off. Today Jos was quite mesmerising, playing with the lower order, we're very proud of what he did. He's come back form the IPL having dominated, he's forced his way back into the Test team, and he's a key part of our white-ball team. [Pleased to win or disappointed with manner?] We'd be naive to think we shouldn't ask questions, fact we won is a bonus, but we have to be honest about hew we went about it. That performance is not what we want to replicate. The bowling has come a long way, the game at Trent Bridge was pretty special and how we fought back today was awesome. [Crowd happy with 5-0] Great atmosphere, fantastic support in Manchester, thanks for coming out and being absolutely brilliant, our 12th man today."

5.35pm: That is one of the great one-day innings from Jos Buttler, his sixth hundred and undoubtedly the one he has sweated most over. He leapt and punched the air as the ball disappeared to the rope, having almost single-handedly bailed out his side; England's next-highest score was 20! Credit to Adil Rashid for playing sensibly during a ninth-wicket stand worth 81 - although his blip threatened to give Australia a way back in - but that one goes on Buttler's mantelpiece. It's the first time Buttler has face 100 balls in an ODI, and what a day to do so. From 27 for 4, 50 for 5 and 114 for 8, England somehow clawed their way over the line to seal their first five-match series sweep over Australia.

48.3
4
Stoinis to Buttler, FOUR runs
driven on the up, he gets it through the ring at cover - and England win by one wicket to claim a 5-0 whitewash! A fabulous innings from Buttler, he finishes 110 not out, and finishes Australia's hopes of a consolation win at the last
48.2
Stoinis to Buttler, no run
back of a length outside off, Paine is up and Buttler defends

"Australia really missing Starc here to clean up the tail!" parps Aman Ajmani. Yeah, he wouldn't mess about here

48.1
Stoinis to Buttler, no run
shortish, 78mph on the hip and Buttler clips it to the sweeper... but this time refuses the one

Two needed, Marcus Stoinis to bowl. His last ball was clubbed way back over long-on for six...

end of over 483 runs
ENG: 204/9CRR: 4.25 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 2 from 12b
Jos Buttler106 (119)
Jake Ball1 (10)
Kane Richardson9-0-51-3
Ashton Agar10-2-34-1

Rakesh: "THAT"S ASTONISHING from Butler. With 4 required to draw level and 5 to win, he chooses to take a single off the first ball of the over and expose the No:11 batsman to Australia's wicket taking fast bowler of the day. Very poor cricket & game sense one must say." Well, it worked... just about

47.6
1
Richardson to Buttler, 1 run
low full toss, Buttler whacks it through mid-off for an easy single with the man back

"Jos Buttler, the whole of England is with you!" gulps John

47.5
1
Richardson to Ball, 1 run
full, angling in and Ball flicks it off his pads, wide of fine leg... and they take the single! Buttler back on strike, but he's only got one delivery left in the over
47.4
Richardson to Ball, no run
good length, wide of the stumps, Ball reaches for it and taps to point
47.3
Richardson to Ball, no run
full, 82mph and aiming for the blockhole, Ball bunts it firmly to extra cover!
47.2
Richardson to Ball, no run
pitched up, tailing in a touch, Ball blocks it

Ball exposed again, England still needing four... Was that a fatal miscalculation from Buttler? He didn't need to run

47.1
1
Richardson to Buttler, 1 run
pitched up and driven, he's looking for two wide of long-off... but it's struck too firmly, they'll only get one!

Five still needed, Kane Richardson to bowl. How does Buttler play this...?

end of over 47Maiden
ENG: 201/9CRR: 4.27 • RRR: 1.66 • Need 5 from 18b
Jake Ball0 (6)
Jos Buttler104 (117)
Ashton Agar10-2-34-1
Marcus Stoinis8-0-33-2

"What a difference the next few minutes could make to teams' morale for the future!" gasps Frank. Well, it's a dead ODI... but what the heck!

46.6
Agar to Ball, no run
defended back on off stump! Ball sees out a maiden - now it's over to Buttler
46.5
Agar to Ball, no run
angled in, Ball watches this closely and nudges it off his pad... he almost goes for the run before realising he just has to keep one more delivery out!
46.4
Agar to Ball, no run
flat and skipping on with the arm, defended on off stump
46.3
Agar to Ball, no run
full on off, Ball jams his bat down and squirts it to cover

Just one slip in

46.2
Agar to Ball, no run
lobbed up on leg stump, hits the pad as he prods at the ball
46.1
Agar to Ball, no run
pushed through quickly outside off, play and a miss from Ball!

Agar with one over left... The field in tight. "Edgbaston 2005 anyone?" yips Karthik

end of over 467 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 201/9CRR: 4.36 • RRR: 1.25 • Need 5 from 24b
Jos Buttler104 (117)
Jake Ball0 (0)
Marcus Stoinis8-0-33-2
Ashton Agar9-1-34-1
45.6
6
Stoinis to Buttler, SIX runs
smashed down the ground, that's a huuuuuuuuuuuge six! Buttler slams a mighty blow back over everyone's head to go to his century! England need 5, but Ball will have to face the next over!

More drama here, England suddenly tensing up with the line in site. Jake Ball out but the batsmen crossed

45.5
w
Stoinis to Rashid, OUT
oh, my word, where's this going...? Stanlake takes the catch running in at fine leg! Australia have separated the ninth-wicket pair, with 11 runs still needed! Whipped across the line, again the bottom hand took over but he got a leading/top edge that somehow went swirling over his shoulder, Stanlake had to compose himself but took it well plunging forwards!
AU Rashid c Stanlake b Stoinis 20 (47b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.55
45.4
Stoinis to Rashid, no run
tight lines and defended again
Best performances - batsmen
JC Buttler
110 runs (122)
12 fours
1 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
cover drive
34 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
101181428151014
TM Head
56 runs (42)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
511269599
Best performances - bowlers
MM Ali
O
8.4
M
0
R
46
W
4
Eco
5.30
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
B Stanlake
O
10
M
1
R
35
W
3
Eco
3.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Player Of The Match
Jos Buttler
Player Of The Series
Jos Buttler
Series resultEngland won the 5-match series 5-0
Match numberODI no. 4013
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days24 June 2018 (50-over match)
ODI debut
Sam Curran
Umpires
Kumar Dharmasena
Rob Bailey
TV Umpire
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Michael Gough
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle