result
4th ODI, Perth, Jan 24 2014, England tour of Australia
316/8
(47.4/50 ov, target 317)259
England won by 57 runs
Player Of The Match
70 (84) & 4/38
ben-stokes

So there you have it - England have avoided what would have been an equal record 10th straight loss across all formats for them. It's their first win of the tour in a full international. Yes, the series is dead, and yes, Australia have rested four of their best players, but at this point England will take anything. It was a strong batting effort that set this up, through Stokes and Buttler especially. Finch's century gave the Australians hope but four wickets to Stokes and five catches to Buttler made sure of the win for England.

With that, Australia's reign at No.1 on the ODI rankings ends after two days. They drop back down to No.2 and India by default return to No.1.

Australia's stand-in captain George Bailey says Australia struggled to control the ball with so many wides and England getting away to a quick start really hurt. "I don't think we've quite nailed down our death bowling yet," Bailey said.

Man of the Match is Ben Stokes. "We batted really well and then I thought we were really consistent and put a lot of pressure on with the ball," Stokes said. "I do love the challenge in every game against Australia, the old foe."

Alastair Cook at last gets to answer some questions about a victory. Relief? "Yeah, it's been a while since we've had this feeling. It's been a frustrating tour and we've played a long way below our potential. The good thing is we know it's there ... when you see the way people have performed today you know we're not a bad side."

That's it from the WACA. What a relief for England to finally get a win on the board. It won't be a record losing streak. It won't be 10-0 or 13-0. Now the question is can they keep it up come Adelaide on Sunday? Join us then for the final match of the ODI series, until then, from Brydon Coverdale and Andrew McGlashan it's goodbye for now.

47.4
W
Bresnan to Pattinson, OUT

it's over! England have won! Pattinson skies a high top edge that flies over the head of the keeper, but Buttler is good enough to run back and take a well-judged catch

James Pattinson c †Buttler b Bresnan 4 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44
47.3
1
Bresnan to Coulter-Nile, 1 run

worked out towards leg

47.2
2
Bresnan to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs

thumps this out to deep midwicket in the air for a couple more

47.1
Bresnan to Coulter-Nile, no run

beaten outside off - or is it? Jams down on the ground to a wide one and Hot Spot shows a little tickle on the bat there but England didn't really appeal

Bresnan gets a chance now.

end of over 477 runs
AUS: 256/9CRR: 5.44 RRR: 20.33
James Pattinson4 (8)
Nathan Coulter-Nile5 (9)
Chris Jordan 9-0-57-0
Ben Stokes 9-1-38-4
46.6
2
Jordan to Pattinson, 2 runs

another one has been skied and another one doesn't get taken in the deep! This one was a top edge that flew out towards deep square leg, the men from deep midwicket and deep fine leg converged but neither quite got there. Ballance from fine leg very nearly made it, but perhaps just misjduged it a touch

46.5
Jordan to Pattinson, no run

this one beats the bat through to Buttler

46.4
1
Jordan to Coulter-Nile, 1 run

Jordan tries for the yorker, Coulter-Nile drives down the ground to long-on

46.3
1
Jordan to Pattinson, 1 run

Pattinson chips this over cover for another single

46.3
1w
Jordan to Pattinson, 1 wide

bangs it in short now for an above-the-head wide

46.2
Jordan to Pattinson, no run
46.1
1
Jordan to Coulter-Nile, 1 run

is this it? Is this the win? No! Oh dear, Stokes has dropped a chance at deep midwicket! Coulter-Nile has launched this high out into the deep and it was a pretty straightforward chance that just slipped through the fingers of Stokes.

46.1
1w
Jordan to Coulter-Nile, 1 wide

wrong line for Jordan though as he strays down leg

Jordan comes back now after Broad finishes his ten.

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