result
3rd ODI (D/N), Sydney, Jan 19 2014, England tour of Australia
243/9
(40/50 ov)244/3
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
71 (70)
david-warner
2:14
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia stroll to series win

Australia cruised to a series-deciding seven-wicket win at the SCG, powered by David Warner's 71 after a brilliant display in the field

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Comms: Brydon Coverdale
Scorecard summary
England243/9(50 overs)
Australia244/3(40 overs)
end of over 4010 runs
AUS: 244/3CRR: 6.10 
Shaun Marsh71 (89)
Brad Haddin35 (33)
Chris Jordan 9-0-56-1
Tim Bresnan 6-0-42-0

So there you have it, Australia have won this match with ten overs to spare and seven wickets in hand, a comprehensive victory to give them the series with two matches still to play. It's the first time for a long time that a team has followed an Ashes triumph with a victory in the one-day series straight afterwards - England's tour just goes from bad to worse. Shaun Marsh has finished on 71 not out but David Warner really set this chase up with his brisk start.

England's batting caused them problems - they just couldn't get on top of Australia's bowlers at any stage. Xavier Doherty was especially miserly, but so were most of the bowlers.

David Warner is Man of the Match. Alastair Cook says England needed one of their batsmen to go on and make a big score. "It's tough to stop them and we've got two more games to try to stop them."

"I think our bowlers did a fantastic job on a pretty good batting wicket," Michael Clarke says. "The important thing for our bowlers was a bit of cross-seam stuff, take the pace off it. David Warner was outstanding. Certainly deserves a break if the selectors or coach are listening."

So there you have it, Clarke has foreshadowed that Warner may well set out of the next couple of matches. Clarke also says he is likely to sit out of the Perth match now that the series has been won. That would mean George Bailey would captain the side, if he is fit again. Join us for that match on Friday. Until then, from Brydon Coverdale and Andrew McGlashan, goodbye for now.

39.6
4
Jordan to Marsh, FOUR runs

and there it is! Marsh clips over midwicket for a boundary and that is the match and the series! Australia have an unbeatable 3-0 lead

39.5
1
Jordan to Haddin, 1 run

full again and Haddin drives a single to long-on, Australia are one clean hit away from a series win now

39.4
1
Jordan to Marsh, 1 run

Marsh drives down to long-off for a single

39.3
4
Jordan to Marsh, FOUR runs

this one does get fine enough though, Jordan strays on to the pads again and Marsh glances this away for four

39.2
Jordan to Marsh, no run

Marsh gets a full one on the legs and flicks it away to short fine leg - can't beat the fielder though

39.1
Jordan to Marsh, no run

Marsh drives this away but can't beat point

So, 10 runs needed. Can Australia do it this over? If Haddin gets on strike, I'd say yes. Chris Jordan has the job of delaying them.

end of over 397 runs
AUS: 234/3CRR: 6.00 RRR: 0.90
Shaun Marsh62 (84)
Brad Haddin34 (32)
Tim Bresnan 6-0-42-0
Stuart Broad 8-0-61-0
38.6
1
Bresnan to Marsh, 1 run

Marsh picks up one more with a drive in the air down towards long on

38.5
Bresnan to Marsh, no run

angled in to the pads of Marsh, and that's what it hits

38.4
1
Bresnan to Haddin, 1 run

through midwicket along the ground now for a single, tame by Haddin's standards at the moment

38.3
4
Bresnan to Haddin, FOUR runs

Haddin continues to pepper cow corner, on one knee this time for what could almost be described as a slog sweep, he hasn't quite got enough of it to clear the boundary but it bounces just a couple of metres short

38.2
Bresnan to Haddin, no run

full and wide of off, Haddin's drive finds cover

38.1
1
Bresnan to Marsh, 1 run

touch too full as Bresnan tries for the yorker, Marsh clips it through midwicket

end of over 389 runs
AUS: 227/3CRR: 5.97 RRR: 1.41
Brad Haddin29 (29)
Shaun Marsh60 (81)
Stuart Broad 8-0-61-0
Tim Bresnan 5-0-35-0
37.6
Broad to Haddin, no run

Haddin backs off and crunches this down into the turf

37.5
Broad to Haddin, no run

driven down to mid-off and this one doesn't beat the field

37.4
4
Broad to Haddin, FOUR runs

very clever stuff from Haddin now as he uses his feet, deceives the bowler and gets back in his crease to steer this off the face between point and short third man, all the way along the ground for a boundary

37.3
4
Broad to Haddin, FOUR runs

Haddin again opens up and slogs this over cow corner! That's a slog, that's all there is to it, but a well struck one

37.2
1
Broad to Marsh, 1 run

good placement as Marsh drives through point to the man in the deep

37.1
Broad to Marsh, no run

another late cut from Marsh but this one can't beat short third man

end of over 376 runs
AUS: 218/3CRR: 5.89 RRR: 2.00
Brad Haddin21 (25)
Shaun Marsh59 (79)
Tim Bresnan 5-0-35-0
Stuart Broad 7-0-52-0
36.6
4
Bresnan to Haddin, FOUR runs

more runs for Haddin, this could end very quickly if he can get much of the strike, he's latched on to a wide one and driven it in the air through cover for four more

36.5
Bresnan to Haddin, no run

Bresnan bangs this in short, not called a wide but that must have been tight, was pretty high

Best performances - batters
David Warner
DA Warner AUS
71 runs (70)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
1 four
1 six
102121481519
Player portrait, Shaun Marsh
SE Marsh AUS
71 runs (89)
7 fours
0 six
Control91%
Productive shot
leg glance
42 runs
5 fours
0 six
54810211139
Best performances - bowlers
Player portrait, Nathan Coulter-Nile
NM Coulter-Nile AUS
O
10
M
0
R
47
W
3
ECO
4.7
Daniel Christian player pic
DT Christian AUS
O
9
M
0
R
52
W
2
ECO
5.77
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
David Warner
David Warner
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 3457
Hours of play (local time)14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05
Match days19 January 2014 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Ranmore Martinesz
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Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Australia Image
John Ward
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle