slower delivery, clubbed towards wide long-on... and Roy tumbles to take an excellent diving catch! Plunkett has four and England have wrapped up victory by 38 runs in Cardiff!
7.55pm: Right, well, that was a thoroughly enjoyable bun fight. George Dobell's report is in, so we'll wrap things up for the day. The furore seems to have died down a bit in St Lucia, where West Indies look set for a first-innings lead (you can read about the latest ball-tampering controversy here); from Miller and myself, it's goodnight and good luck, we'll be back for more when the series moves to Trent Bridge on Tuesday. Ta ra!
7.45pm: Time for the presentations, starting with Australia captain Tim Paine: "Obviously we would have liked to restrict them to less than 340, the way Shaun Marsh batted showed we could have chased but until Ashton came out we didn't get going. [Marsh ran out of help?] Would have been nice to have a wicket or two more in hand when he got going, unfortunately we couldn't get over the line. I think our best cricket is good enough to beat these guys, we just haven't put the complete package together. [Face okay?] Yeah, just a bad bounce."
England's stand-in captain Jos Buttler: [Nervous at the end?] "They were playing very well, and as you see all around the world, 10 an over is very achievable with a guy like Marsh playing well, but we had to keep going until the end. [Plunkett and Rashid] Two great wicket-takers for us over the past few years. Adil handled the pressure at the end very well, with batsmen coming after him, wickets for those guys was crucial. [Roy innings] Great to see, played well from ball one, I thought he paced it very well. We got into a position where we could have scored a few more, they bowled well at the end. Always nice to contribute, enjoy the captaincy, tricky at times and you always need the extra fielder out, but good fun. We're always striving to get better.
Jason Roy is Man of the Match: "Obviously nice to get over the line. [Stokes waiting in wings?] Yeah, never ever complacency, we want to better ourselves and match each other in every training session. [Bairstow aggression] It was amazing to watch, I was able to drop back and nudge it around, which was quite pleasing. It's difficult chopping and changing but we have developed a good partnership and friendship, so all good."
7.35pm: England held their nerve, taking a 2-0 lead in the series. Australia didn't quite have enough in junk in the trunk to get themselves up and over the line, despite a marvelous hundred from Shaun Marsh. It would have been a record chase for Australia, but there were too few contributions around the No. 3 - Ashton Agar's sprightly 46 was the next-highest score. Liam Plunkett and Adil Rashid were the beneficiaries of Australia's need to hit out, sharing seven wickets between them, but Moeen Ali again bowled a key spell to tie the top order down. England, with a century from Jason Roy and some pyrotechnics from Jos Buttler, just had too much power once again.
Here's Gopi: "That is Rashid's 100th wicket in ODIs!" Good spot, that man
flighted, defended on off stump
Kane Richardson is Australia's last man
pushed through and prodded into the off side
slider, Tye carts towards cow - picks out the man! Rashid is happy again, safely taken running across by one of England's best fielders, Tye unable to get the power and elevation he needed
pushed through and chopped for two more off the back foot
Australia breach 300, still 42 from victory
gets this one away, slog-swept behind square and Wood seemingly didn't pick it up! That'll be four, bouncing away over the rope, Rashid left chuntering about the fielding
floated up full, Tye heaves to leg, sends a spiralling top edge up towards midwicket... but it lands safely!
Rashid continues, 12 an over needed from the last four
pitched up, drilled to mid-off and Root has a chance to throw down the stumps as Tye goes for the single... would have been gone all day but he misses!
on the stumps and worked for one
Jhye Richardson heads out, Australia needing something special from nine, ten, jack
oh, GONE - bowled 'im! Plunkett hits the woodwork and Australia's best hope of winning walks off after a magnificent century. The crowd rises to applaud him up the steps, probably realising that wicket might have clinched the game... Slower ball from Plunkett, the cutter gripped and hit leg stump as Marsh swung across the line
"Australia need to go into T20 mode & play some slam bang cricket from here on," yips Sarang
on the stumps, clipped down the ground for one
Andrew Tye is in at No. 9, the batsmen didn't cross
short ball, into the body and Paine flips it straight to fine leg! This time the catch is held, a short-lived cameo from Paine but while Marsh is still at the other end Australia can dream. Think that was a cutter from Plunkett, no pace for Paine to work with
dropped! Full outside off, Paine slices it high over point... and Moeen can't grasp it on the run! He actually seemed to overrun it, got under the ball but saw it slip through his hands
Five overs to go, 53 needed. England need to take wickets, Marsh playing a blinder... Liam Plunkett replaces Wood
Here's Kapil: "6 overs 62 and extra ball as wide going for 6. I'm note sure why are they bowling around the stumps to Marsh. He can't hit that well straight through off side. This is just bread and better"
pushes through the googly, slapped past extra cover but Willey does well in the deep to prevent four
gets it very full, flat enough that Paine can't get under it as he sits on the back foot and swings
dragged down a touch, Marsh swats a pull for one into the deep
pushed through on the stumps, tapped down the ground
tossed up, Paine lofts a drive over the ring, wide of long-off and they run hard again
flighted, worked into the leg side and they want two, Willey's throw is poor to the non-striker's end and Marsh dives in!
Another vital over for Australia, this is still in the realms of possibility
full, misses the yorker and it's in the slot, Marsh slams it over wide long-off for six! The extra ball goes all the way, Wood taking some tap at the death!
|Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|Toss||Australia, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||England led the 5-match series 2-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 4010|
|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 days||16 June 2018 - day (50-over match)|