Australia v England: Fifth one-day international, Adelaide, as it happened

Australia win the final one-day international by five runs in Adelaide to take the series 4-1.

26 January 2014 Last updated at 02:59 GMT

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    A pretty shocking defeat for England's men, then - while it could be argued that both the men and the women today let winnings positions slip through their fingers.

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    Adrian, Surbiton: A perfect way to end. Illustrates the changes that need to be made as it was totally predictable that England's safety first slow scoring approach would come unstuck. Too reliant on Morgan and Buttler. When they fail we lose. Need more biff at the top, busy batsman in the middle and coaches that get players playing with confidence.

    CJ, Kent: What is Dirk Nannes on about? I love a bit of Ravi bashing as much as the next guy but to blame him for that decision is ridiculous. The third umpire needs to take those Australia spectacles off if he thinks that was out.

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    Australia captain Michael Clarke: "A magnificent performance by the boys with the ball especially - our batting was disappointing but we still had the belief we could win the game. We said before we went out that we had to bowl England out, so we were pleased to take 10 wickets. As a batsman you'[d always like flat wickets but both teams found batting difficult so credit should go to the bowlers on both teams. I've got two days before I fly out to South Africa."

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    England captain Alastair Cook: "We should have got over the line, we got into some good positions, credit to Australia as they held their nerve better than we did but there were some poor shots. Two of the three other games we could have won but could have is wrong. You get confidence from winning games of cricket, Australia have had a great summer and have managed to win. It's been a tough couple of months, we've got a lot of things we can work on, there's a lot of talent and in 12 months' time we should be in better shape for the World Cup."

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    Rob Meech: Ironically England's best performances in the Tests and ODIs came in Perth - where they were supposed to be steamrolled.

    Ralph Brooker: Think we've sussed why Jordan came in before Tredders. Late order shambles from Cook's men. Old questions resurface.

    Chas Pope: Unbelievable. Final cricket one-day international and the Australian Open final finish within seconds of each other.

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    MAN OF THE SERIES

    Man of the series Aaron Finch: "It was nice to start the series well with the bat, in between the two hundreds there have been some pretty ordinary performances but it was great to finish off with a win, it's fantastic to finish off in this way. I get more nervous fielding than batting the way the boys remained composed was fantastic a bit of luck went our way but that's what you need in this game."

  7. 11:21: 
    MAN OF THE SERIES

    And the man of the series, for 258 runs in the series including two centuries is... Aaron Finch.

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    MAN OF THE MATCH

    Man-of-the-match James Faulkner: "It was an incredible game of cricket and for that to happen on Australia Day is unbelievable, I'd like to thank the crowd. It was a great team effort. We've played well throughout the series, we've chased down 300 and defended 220."

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    Charles Helliwell: Just let our women play the next 3 T20s. They at least retain some sort of fighting spirit.

    Tawanda Shoniwa: How about England forfeit the T20s and just go home?

    Paddy Emmerson: England losing because of poor selection decisions, why change a winning team, a rare win at that?

  10. 11:19: 
    MAN OF THE MATCH

    The man of the match is Australia's James Faulkner - for his 2-37 and impressive death bowling.

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    Adrian Andee: Cook 39 from 62. Root 55 from 86. That's the equivalent of nine overs not scored from. But hey, let's just blame Ravi!

    Alistair Lowe: I think at 3-2 there might have been some papering over cracks, after defeat from that position, no doubt England need some work!

    Nick Weetch: A fitting end to the misery that has been this tour. Eng throw away a strong position and fail again.

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    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's almost back to square one, that's a horrible loss. That time at the end that's pressure cricket, what everyone dreams of being involved in. They are not times to fear failure they are times to get your feathers out and win the game, the times you should live for as a cricketer. I don't know if people are crumbling under pressure but if you're a competitor you shouldn't do that in that situation."

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    Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell: "Didn't do too much up to then so it's nice to have an input we didn't bat the way we would have liked but we gave the crowd a show at the end, I feel a a bit hoarse, hopefully a few drinks will solve that."

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    Australia paceman Clint McKay: "It's always great to win a game of cricket, especially on Australia Day, we got a bit lucky when Wadey dropped one on top of the stumps and got a stumping. I wanted to keep him in the crease and get him lbw, but I'll take a stumping."

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    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'd almost put that as worse than the Gabba when Faulkner came in and smashed it. That Ravi Bopara dismissal was just horrible cricket. So often you see that with Ravi, he's such a good player but just gets out. England should not have lost that game."

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  16. 11:10: 

    Anyone else really struggling to believe how England lost that game?

    Judging by the reaction of some of you, shares in Ravi Bopara voodoo dolls may go through the roof today.

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    Rob Hook: And once again Bopara fails. Unlucky dismissal but put himself in that position by taking too long.

    Totum: Well doesn't that Bopara dismissal just sum up our whole tour (and Bopara's career come to think of it).

  18. 11:09: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

    AUSTRALIA WIN BY FIVE RUNS (with two balls to spare, on Australia Day) - WIN SERIES 4-1

  19. 49.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Tredwell c Wade b Watson 0 (Eng 212 all out)

    Tredwell edges behind, Australia win!

    Together with the women's team, they've completed an Australia Day double over their rivals.

  20. 49.3 overs: 
    Eng 212-9 (target 218)

    Is Jordan going to have to start swinging here? "When do you gamble?" asks Charles Dagnall on TMS. Dirk Nannes points out he's hitting towards a long boundary.

    Jordan smears a single, Clarke's throw misses, one run. Six needed from three.

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    Mark Antrobus: If England don't make it then questions need to be asked about Bopara's innings and selection. Too slow and ran Bresnan out.

    Gordon Leeks: They didn't even appeal and that's one of the worst calls I have ever seen.. Have to give the batsmen the benefit of the doubt.

  22. 49.2 overs: 
    Eng 211-9 (target 218)

    Tredwell scampers a leg bye. Seven needed off four.

  23. 49.1 overs: 
    Eng 210-9 (target 218)

    Shane Watson to Tredwell, swing and a miss. Eight needed from five.

  24. 49 overs: 
    Eng 210-9 (target 218)

    Only three men on the boundary as Aussie fielders surround last man James Tredwell, the Kent left-hander nudges a leg bye. Eight from seven. Jordan picks out a fielder...eight from six balls, time to go ball-by-ball!

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    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Every time we've said in this series about Ravi, 'how on earth has he got out there?' there's no excuse for ever lifting your foot in that situation. That's a village cricket error. If England lose this game Ravi Bopara should be hung, drawn and quartered."

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  26. 48.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Bopara st Wade b McKay 25 (Eng 209-9)

    Hang on... Wade didn't take the ball cleanly, but the ball rebounded off his chest and hit he stumps when Bopara's right foot was still in the air! But did the bail dislodge before Bopara grounded his foot? It's very tight... could go either way... he's out! So it's still nine runs from eight balls, but the last pair are in together now.

    Why, oh why, with the keeper standing up, did Bopara lift his foot?

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    Sam Evans: England's problem is poor running, does Bopara ever call?

    Brian Yeo: Not confident in this team to get over the line as winners...

  28. 48.4 overs: 
    THIRD UMPIRE- Eng 209-8 (target 218)

    McKay to Jordan, he does well to get Bopara on strike by tapping a quick single which is misfielded by Coulter-Nile at cover point. he Aussie 12th man brings on a helmet for keeper Matthew Wade to step up to the stumps - Wade hands his cap to Maxwell who is now wearing two caps. Bopara opens the face and dabs a single via Wade's knee - 10 from 10. Jordan helps himself to another single to deep mid-wicket - nine from nine. Bopara is then beaten outside off stump, Wade takes the bails off and the third umpire checks for a stumping...

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    Richard Parfitt: I will take back every bad thing I ever said about Bopara if he can win this one... there's a lot to take back but I'll do it.

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    Charles Dagnall, BBC Test Match Special

    "I would have sent in James Tredwell ahead of Jordan, get the experienced head out there."

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  31. 48 overs: 
    Eng 206-8 (target 218)

    Chris Jordan is the new batsman, but it's Bopara to face - and I think this is the right choice by Australia, Faulkner to bowl the 48th over. He drives the first ball back to the bowler, and the second and third straight to Cap'n Clarke at wide mid-on. 14 needed from 15. Bopara drills a single past the non-striker to bring Jordan on strike for the first time. Six in the ring for the Sussex man (rather than the minimum five), including a short extra cover. He can't get his first ball away, but guides the last ball of the over for a single to the man coming in from deep square leg. 12 needed from 12 balls.

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    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's not a bad plan to have Broad be the aggressor but Jordan doesn't have the same freedom Broad had. But you'd be pretty disappointed if your team didn't win from here."

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  33. 47 overs: 
    WICKET- Broad b McKay 7 (Eng 204-8)

    Clint McKay returns to bowl the 47th (and presumably 49th) over. It'll be interesting to see if Faulkner or Watson gets the 48th... Bopara adds a single, the field changes for the left-handed Broad, who gets an inside edge which nearly bowls him first ball, but they scamper a run. Bopara dabs another single to third man, Broad lashes a sumptuous cover drive for four! 16 needed from 20 balls. Broad works a two off his legs... but is bowled by the last ball of the over. 14 needed from 18 balls, with only two wickets left.

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    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "The Ravi Bopara wicket now is this game. They still need to get one more over out of Shane Watson and he's been going at five and a half an over."

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    Sach, Edgware: I find it incredible that people expect Ravi to score quickly on such a difficult ground, doesn't take much for the Ravi haters to come out.

    Andrew, Richhill: This run chase should have been a walk in the park for England this morning, but in true English cricket style they're making mess of it.

  36. 46 overs: 
    Eng 195-7 (target 218)

    The boos ringing around the Adelaide Oval tell us that Stuart Broad is the new batsman. (When he's captain in the T20 series, will he be booed at the coin toss?). Bopara dabs a single to third man. A lot depends on him now... England need 23 from 24 balls.

  37. 45.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Bresnan run out (Maxwell direct hit) 13 (Eng 194-7)

    Faulkner replaces Watson, bowling left-arm round the wicket. Bresnan can't get the first two balls away but smears a full delivery to deep mid-on for one. Bopara taps a quick single to short mid-wicket - but Bresnan perishes next ball when he hesitates over a single and is run out at the bowler's end. He who hesitates is lunch...

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    Clapham in Cricket: Jaws. Defeat. Victory. Rearrange as appropriate.

    Jonny Chard: Well this is going to be tight...

    Bad Banjo Botherer: Bopara not great at fielding, bowling or batting in one-dayers. How does he get picked? Why does he get picked? Who picks him?

  39. 45 overs: 
    Eng 192-6 (target 218)

    Coulter-Nile (3-25 from nine) to complete his spell. Bresnan works a two off his legs,, then the man from Pontefract gives it some long handle and whacks a six over mid-wicket towards the empty, unfinished stand. A single takes him to 12 - 26 are needed from 30 balls.

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    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm just wondering where the boundaries are going to come from. Australia are bowling a lot of dot balls which means England have to make it up at some stage. Something has to give here. But Watson will be livid, last ball of the over you want to bowl a dot and he's come in and bowled a wide then a juicy half volley, now the rate is back under six for the first time in a while."

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  41. 44 overs: 
    Eng 183-6 (Bopara 19*, Bresnan 3*)

    Bresnan doubles his score with a single, Bopara knocks a quick single to short fine leg but Bresnan had backed up well and makes his ground. Big Tim gets a leading edge over point for one, Watson sends down a legside wide, Bopara cuts hard and it beats a diving fielder at point and another on the cover boundary. 35 needed from 36 balls.

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    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It looked like England were going to coast but it's a very hard wicket to come in on. Bresnan likes to score freely but it's not easy to do that on this pitch."

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  43. 43 overs: 
    Eng 175-6 (target 218)

    This is going to be an interesting choice for man of the match, Coulter-Nile now has 3-24 and would have to be in consideration... Tim Bresnan is the new batsman, clipping a single to deep mid-wicket. Bopara can't get the last ball away - suddenly the required rate (which had been around five) creeps above six again, with 43 needed from 42 balls. Interestingly, Australia were 176-7 at this stage.

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    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "He had one fielder on that boundary for maybe 100 metres in either direction he had so many places to hit it, he managed to pick out Clint McKay. Your eyes light up and you're through the shot before you've realised what you've done."

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  45. 42.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Buttler c McKay b Coulter-Nile 5 (Eng 174-6)

    Coulter-Nile back on, with 2-23 from eight overs. Bopara pushes a quick single, there's hesitation and Buttler would have been run out if Bailey's throw from short mid-wicket had hit. But his brief stay at the crease is over as he holes out to a lone fielder at deep square leg.

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    Owain Connors: I think Shane Watson dropped Ravi on purpose...

  47. 42 overs: 
    Eng 173-5 (Bopara 13*, Buttler 5*)

    Watson returns to the attack, Bopara and Buttler manage three singles but it's a tight over from the Queenslander. 45 needed from 48 balls.

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    Rob, London: Can someone remind me why "batting" powerplays exist? My understanding was that it was supposed to restrict the fielding side, but seems to do anything but.

    Scott, Glasgow: Don't see how Bopara can keep being chosen after this series. Comes in at crucial times and doesn't score quickly enough, having him and another slow scorer in Root at the crease was always going to spell disaster.

  49. 41 overs: 
    Eng 170-5 (target 218)

    Doherty to finish his spell - I never rated him as a Test bowler but he seems to be able to bowl with economy in 50-over cricket. Buttler, who seems to have no trouble rotating the strike, adds a single but Doherty drags one down too short which Bopara hammers for four through mid-wicket. A single takes him to 11, Buttler pushes Doherty's last ball for two. The slow left-armer's last over cost 10 runs, he finishes with figures of 10-1-40-0. And England need 48 from 54 balls. Not so long ago they needed 70 from 90...

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    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It will a nervous time in the dressing room because Bopara, though he always seems to look good, is not someone you can necessarily rely on, he seems to have a habit of getting out when you need him. That said I believe he is a batter who is better than his record suggests."

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  51. 40 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Eng 160-5

    Faulkner to bowl the final over of the powerplay. Buttler manages a single, but Bopara looks stuck in concrete here, stretching his innings to two from 20 balls before he hits the ball up into the stratosphere... and is dropped by Shane Watson running round from long-on. They run two, so Bopara has four from 21 balls. England have managed 12 runs in five powerplay overs, for the loss of two wickets.

    A ray of hope for England? Australia still need to find three overs from Watson or Maxwell.

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    Damian Humphrey: Yet another chance for Bopara to see England over the line. I hope he does but won't be putting any money on it.

    Phil Mansell: What on earth is Joe Root playing at there. Stupid shot.

  53. 39 overs: 
    Eng 157-5

    This may be a good bowling change by Australia - Xavier Doherty back on to whistle through a rapid over or two of spin. Bopara can't beat the ring of cover fielders, then doesn't risk a single to Michael Clarke's left hand (and quite right too). And in little over two minutes, Doherty spins down a maiden. Bopara has taken 16 balls to score two, I can hear the emails flooding in already...

  54. 38 overs: 
    Eng 157-5 (target 218)

    Jos Buttler is the new man at the crease, ready to flick, ramp and scoop England to victory - or so their remaining fans will hope. 61 needed from 72. So far in the powerplay, England have scored nine runs in three overs, for the loss of two wickets.

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    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is out of nowhere - another of those paddle sweeps but he's managed to catch it high on the bat, almost took pace off the ball."

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  56. 37.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Root c Doherty b Faulkner 55 (Eng 157-5)

    Faulkner, left-arm over, puts the squeeze on Bopara, who eventually nudges a single to fine leg. Root gets down and tries to ramp Faulkner over his shoulder and is easily caught at short fine leg. Is there another twist n the tale on Australia Day?

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    Chris Wilson: As well as Morgan is playing, ODIs are very different to Tests where his game has been found wanting in the past.

  58. 37 overs: 
    Eng 156-4 (Root 55*, Bopara 1*)

    Coulter-Nile, arguably the pick of Australia's bowlers today (and let's be honest, who among us had even heard of him a few months ago?), begins his eighth over. Root moves to 55 with a single, Bopara plays out four dot balls before dabbing a single. 62 needed from 78.

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    Totum: Another game, another victory (typed with fingers crossed). This is getting dull now. Come on you Aussie guys, give us a game.

    Fenners: England must be only team to be unchanged after losing, but make changes to a winning team. Harsh on Ballance. Why no Carbs too?

  60. 36 overs: 
    Eng 153-4 (target 218)

    Ravi Bopara is the new batsman, defending his first two deliveries. 64 needed from 84.

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    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's been that type of pitch but Morgan has really helped young Root in that partnership."

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  62. 35.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Morgan c Watson b Faulkner 39 (Eng 154-3)

    Umpire Martinesz signals the batting powerplay, it's Faulkner to continue from the Cathedral End but Morgan bides his time and flashes hard outside off stump, finding the gap between backward point and short third man for four. A single takes him to 39, Root plays and misses, Wade fumbles and the umpire signals a bye. But the powerplay is England's undoing again as Morgan chips a catch straight to mid-off.

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    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think Root's technique is quite right yet for playing T20. He's got to ask himself if he wants to be a one day player or a Test player. Very rarely do you see guys playing all three forms. But there's not a hell of a lot of difference between playing one-day cricket and Test cricket, you've just got to play within yourself a bit more. This guy [Morgan] should be playing Test cricket, he's good enough."

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  64. 35 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- Eng 148-3

    Maxwell's off after an expensive over and Coulter-Nile returns. Morgan dabs a two and a single, the players have earned a drink with 70 needed from 90 balls but a potential bump in the road awaits England - the batting powerplay...

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    Dennis Edwards: I still don't understand why Eoin Morgan wasn't in the Test team? It seems that England had the weapons mis-deployed, all along.

    Ralph Brooker: Morgan is playing OTHER batsmen into form!! Root thriving off his presence. Symbiotic.

  66. 34 overs: 
    Eng 145-3 (target 218)

    Australia need a wicket... and fast. Watson's off and leftie James Faulkner is back on. Morgan and Root forge ahead, and the victory target is now 73 from 96 balls. With modern scoring rates, you'd have to say England are favourites.

    And if that's not a commentator's curse...

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    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Good partnership between these two, they're just going along beautifully. It's a good education for young Root, I really hope he's learned how Morgan signalled his presence, they don't have an answer to him. If Morgan keeps batting in this vein this game is over."

  68. 33 overs: 
    ROOT FIFTY- Eng 142-3

    Off-spinner Maxwell back on - his first two overs went for 14. Morgan pushes a quick single, and Root reaches his fifth ODI half century in short order, plundering a couple of twos before aiming a huge six over mid-wicket. He has 52 from 79 balls, and has noticeably stepped up the pace in recent overs.

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    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a very important moment with Joe Root drying up, Morgan coming in, with his confidence and awareness of the game. It just releases the pressure valve for Root. It's important for Root to get through this, he's had a shocking tour but once you learn to get through it you become a better player."

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  70. 32 overs: 
    Eng 131-3 (Root 42*, Morgan 29*)

    Watson to continue, Australia will still need four more overs from either him or Maxwell after this. Morgan is cooking with gas, thumping a lofted on-drive for four, though then he plays and misses and the ball hits keeper Wade's knee. A dabbed single takes him to 29, then it's Root's turn to go for the big shot, lofting a first-bounce four through mid-wicket.

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    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's like he's batting on a different pitch, Eoin Morgan, he's got really quick hands, he gives himself a solid base, and with good rotation of the strike it's clever batting from him. He's such a pro-active batsman, clever singles, a couple of aggressive shots, he's the man Australia have got to get out."

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  72. 31 overs: 
    Eng 122-3 (target 218)

    Morgan nudges McKay for a single. Root crouches down and attempts a Dilscoop over the keeper's head but the ball hits his bicep as he takes his eye off the ball (the Rootscoop?) and it squirms away for a leg bye. Morgan moves to 24 from 22 balls.

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    Steve Walder, Bromsgrove: Cook has shown he can bat, but three months of torment show he has lost the mental capacity to see an innings through.

  74. 30 overs: 
    Eng 119-3 (Root 38*, Morgan 22*)

    Root on-drives Watson for a single, then Morgan, having played himself in, finally takes the aerial route with a lofted drive over long-off for six. A single means 99 are needed from the last 20 overs... it looks for a moment as though the umpire has called a five-ball over, before they reassemble for the sixth delivery.

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    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is what Australia have to do, they're not going to blast them out, so it's dot pressure and for a new batsman it's hard to start on a pitch like this."

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  76. 29 overs: 
    Eng 111-3 (target 218)

    Captain Clarke rotates his bowlers again - Doherty, with 0-30 from eight overs, takes a rest and opening bowler McKay returns. Two singles take England to Nelson... "Feet off the ground", warns TMS commentator Tim Lane.

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    Hugh in France: Surely no need to panic, England. Just accumulate. The bowlers did a great job against a much stronger batting line-up.

  78. 28 overs: 
    Eng 109-3 (Root 36*, Morgan 14*)

    New bowler, same action as Watson replaces Coulter-Nile, and he's pretty economical. Two from the over.

  79. 27 overs: 
    Eng 107-3 (target 218)

    Morgan slaps Doherty through extra cover for four. A couple more singles mean that with 111 more needed, England are nearly halfway to their target.

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    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Morgan is such a busy player, he changes the whole mood. To be able to flick Coulter-Nile over mid-wicket is a wonderful shot."

  81. 26 overs: 
    Eng 101-3 (Root 34*, Morgan 8*)

    Coulter-Nile, with 2-12 from his first five overs, is flicked through the leg side by Morgan. Two fielders give chase, for a split second it looks like they're both going to dive for it, then they both look like they're going to leave it to the other... Shane Watson stops it with millimetres to spare, and the batsmen have run three. Two more singles push England past 100.

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    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Top quality one-day batsman, Eoin Morgan, you can bat around him because he helps the guy at the other end by rotating the strike."

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  83. 25 overs: 
    CLOSE!- Eng 95-3 (target 218)

    The left-handed Morgan takes guard against Doherty and he's immediately into his familiar one-day mode, looking to score from each ball. Root pushes a quick single and has to dive for the crease at the bowler's end... if the ball had hit the stumps, he wouldn't have even been in the picture. Crazy.

  84. 24 overs: 
    Eng 91-3

    Eoin Morgan is the new batsman, he taps his first ball to third man for a single.

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    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Strange dismissal, Cook batted well, he's had plenty of starts. It wasn't a slower ball the replays show he was right in behind the ball and it must have gone through the top or moved off the seam. Big wicket, the Australians needed it, England were starting to bat them out of the game. We're going to get a really close game tonight."

  86. 23.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Cook c Bailey b Coulter-Nile 39 (Eng 90-3)
    England captain Alastair Cook is dismissed for 39 in the 24th over

    Cook plays forward at Coulter-Nile, almost pulls out of the shot, taking one hand off the bat... and he's caught by the tumbling George Bailey at short cover in his final innings of the tour.

  87.   
    Charles Dagnall, BBC Test Match Special

    "We came up with a number of names for our player of the series and we went with Aaron Finch for his two centuries, Eoin Morgan was our second choice. We all then had another name we had to come up with, I thought Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes another, Coulter-Nile. It was written down that Ben Stokes was our third, however our producer has gone with his own choice, James Faulkner."

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  88. 23 overs: 
    Eng 90-2

    Doherty wheels away for his sixth over, just three singles from it.

    And as you may be aware, the Australian Open men's singles final has started - you can watch it on BBC Two and follow Aimee Lewis's live text, while ex-Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist is there. He'd liven up these middle overs no end.

  89.  
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    Andy, Manchester: Re: Barney Wallet (20th over) Cook is only 29. Think he'll be in the next Ashes squad - even if he isn't captain.

  90. 22 overs: 
    Eng 87-2 (target 218)

    After five uninterrupted overs of spin, Maxwell is removed from the attack and Australia turn back to the pace of Nathan Coulter-Nile, which puts the brakes on Cook's new-found lap-sweeping. He taps a single to long-off, but a tight over from NCN.

  91. 21 overs: 
    Eng 86-2 (Cook 36*, Root 30*)

    Root and Cook are tied up tightly by Doherty, only two from the over and he has 0-17 from five overs.

  92.  
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    Stuart Flavell: Bell is not criticised as much as he is not captain & not KP. Not done it in Australia this time but will bounce back in summer.

  93. 20 overs: 
    Eng 84-2 (target 218)

    Root guides a couple of twos through the covers against Maxwell, adding a single to nick the strike,

  94.  
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    Barney Wallet, N Yorks: How many of this squad will play in the next Ashes? Stokes, Root and Jordan? Buttler maybe? Not many others.

  95. 19 overs: 
    Eng 79-2 (Cook 35*, Root 24*)

    Doherty and Maxwell rattled through a long spell of bowling together in the Sydney ODI - England will do well not to get bogged down here. But Root and Cook remain positive, Cook firmly sweeping a four, while a Root single brings up the fifty partnership.

  96.   
    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "The English are the best in the world at playing these reverse sweeps, they practise them so much."

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  97. 18 overs: 
    Eng 72-2 (target 218)

    The Adelaide PA announcer tries to whip up the crowd during the drinks break, as if he's aware that we've entered middle-overs-knock-it-around-for-four-an-over mode. Watson's off after one over and is replaced by fellow ex-Hampshire overseas player Glenn Maxwell. The off-spinner is swept for two and then reverse-swept for four by Root, while the England pair plunder some singles.

  98.  
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    Ralph Brooker: Where did the term "rubber" come from in sport contexts?

  99. 17 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- Eng 63-2

    Cook crouches down and paddles Doherty for a single to fine leg. In a carbon copy of the last over, there are four singles from it. The players have earned some drinks.

  100.  
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    Aaron: Re: Dukkhaboy (12th over), isn't that the description of every time Bell is out? Yet he doesn't get scrutinised because he plays pretty textbook drives.

    Are you renewing "The Bell Debate" which raged several years ago?

  101. 16 overs: 
    Eng 59-2 (target 218)

    Shane Watson into the attack with his right-arm seam. Usually a dominant player in one-day cricket, he's had an ODI series to forget, having bagged a pair of ducks in Melbourne (where he was wicketless) and today, while being rested/rotated (delete as applicable) for the second, third and fourth games. The unhurried Root and Cook help themselves to two singles apiece.

  102. 15 overs: 
    Eng 55-2 (Cook 25*, Root 10*)

    Cook and Root - only a few months ago, England's established Test opening partnership - take a single apiece off Doherty's second over.

  103. 14 overs: 
    Eng 53-2 (target 218)

    Captain Cook drags England past 50 with a pull for four through mid-wicket, and Faulkner's anguished look suggests that were he to give up cricket, he could have a future in fringe theatre. The Chef moves on to 24 with a two and a single.

  104.   
    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "He wouldn't have faced too much spin on this tour, Joe Root, it's mainly been Mitchell Johnson and co!"

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    That was an accusation levelled at ex-Australia opener and erstwhile chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch - that he was always out hooking early on, so never stayed in long enough to face a spinner...

  105. 13 overs: 
    Eng 46-2

    Australia throw the ball to left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty at the City End. He took a bit of a thumping from Kevin Pietersen in the Adelaide Test on this ground in 2010, but there's no KP in the England side. Rested for the ODIs, I wonder where he is now? Root knocks a single, there are three men back on the legside fence for Cook but he's content to progress in singles at this stage. A good start by the X-man.

  106.  
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    Adrian, Surbiton: The stage is set for Cook to drag England over the line with a hundred. Still a poor captain but it's time the cricket gods gave him a break.

  107. 12 overs: 
    Eng 44-2 (Cook 16*, Root 8*)

    Root emulates his captain by pulling Faulkner for four, three singles and a wide are added as Faulkner switches to bowling round the wicket. And at this stage, Australia were 39-2. Very little in it.

  108.  
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    Dukkhaboy: Bell's dismissal is Ashes tour for England in one delivery. "Why the hell did he do that? He is much better than that."

  109. 11 overs: 
    Eng 36-2 (target 218)

    Root doubles his score with a single, Cook guides McKay for a four off his legs. McKay has 1-20 from six overs.

  110.   
    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think you should bat a metre outside your crease here, do something different, the ball comes on a bit quicker and it gets in the back of the mind of the bowler."

  111. 10 overs: 
    Eng 31-2 (Cook 11*, Root 1*)

    Cook, whose bat looks like it's been taped up almost as many times as his chopped-and-changed squad this winter, moves to 11 with a single, and Root chops a single third man to open his account.

  112. 9 overs: 
    Eng 29-2 (target 218)

    Joe Root is the new batsman, having replaced Yorkshire team-mate Gary Ballance at number four. He wasn't required to bowl his part-time off-spin today, but will look to make an impression in what 's been a rather stop-start tour. Dropped for the final Test and the third and fourth ODIs, apart from hitting 87 in the second innings in the Test on this ground, he's not scored more than 26 in a competitive innings.

  113.   
    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I still feel England are going to win this match but they need someone to make 80 plus."

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  114. 8.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Stokes c Marsh b McKay 0 (Eng 29-2)

    McKay gets a fifth over - but makes a breakthrough as Stokes pulls straight to short mid-wicket - almost like the Cook incident a couple of overs ago which fell short of the same fielder. Stokes departs without scoring.

  115.  
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    Martin McLeman, Cheltenham: All this talk of possible seamers of the future without Graham Onions in the frame is just hot air. Best seamer in the country ignored by the selectors is just ludicrous.

  116. 8 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- Eng 29-1

    Slightly strange change of bowling, as McKay, who keeps bowling wides, stays on, while Coulter-Nile - who just took a wicket - is taken off! Left-arm seamer James Faulkner into the attack, and after Cook helps himself to a two and a single, Stokes tries a pull shot but can't connect cleanly and they trot through for a leg bye. Cook is hit on the pad but umpire Ranmore Martinesz isn't interested in Faulkner's appeal. And at this stage... Australia were 25-2.

  117.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It seems the pull shot is a tough shot to play on this pitch, you're not sure how much it's going to bounce."

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  118. 7 overs: 
    Eng 25-1 (target 218)

    McKay sends down his fourth wide, then Cook aims an aggressive pull shot which bounces just in front of Shaun Marsh at short mid-wicket. That brings England's new number three Ben Stokes - the find of the tour - on strike, with two left-handers in. He defends his first two deliveries.

  119.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a poor shot, his weight was going back and everyone has struggled to play that shot today. I don't think he needed to hit the ball up but his front leg straightened."

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  120. 6 overs: 
    WICKET- Bell c Finch b Coulter-Nile 14 (Eng 23-1)

    Coulter-Nile, who hails from Western Australia, begins his third over. Guess what? Cook starts the over with a single, the slip comes out so the two compulsory close catchers are at short mid-wicket and short covers. Bell cuts a four with the exquisite timing of a concert pianist... but then aims a lofted drive at the next ball and punches it straight to mid-off. Those two deliveries - Ian Bell's career in microcosm?

  121.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think the game will open up too much I think it will go down to the last few overs. Steady start from England, McKay and Coulter-Nile have been drying them up a little bit."

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  122. 5 overs: 
    Eng 18-0 (target 218)

    Cook knocks his regulation start-of-over single against McKay, who's playing his 59th ODI since his debut in 2009 - despite only playing one Test and six Twenty20 internationals. Bell steers a two to third man - "steady start" seems to be the TMS verdict so far.

  123.   
    Alison Mitchell, BBC Test Match Special

    "I wonder if Ben Stokes will go well in this game, he really seemed to relish the Waca pitch in Perth when the ball came on to him quicker."

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  124. 4 overs: 
    Eng 15-0 (Cook 4*, Bell 8*)

    Cook adds a single, Bell whips a four through mid-wicket - I'm sure he'd love a big score today, having got a "start" in each of the ODIs (41, 68, 29 and 55) without ever going on to add to the three centuries he's scored in his first 139 ODIs.

  125.  
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    Phillip Beckett: Looks like game on, one dayers are down to the very narrowest of margins. One wicket could be the difference between the two sides.

    Tim Janisch: Winning dead rubbers is never the same as contesting the series, but ending with wins gives us some confidence for the next lot.

  126. 3 overs: 
    Eng 10-0 (target 218)

    If Chris Jordan is an upmarket Tim Bresnan, I wonder who might be likened to a "downmarket" Bresnan? Former Ashes drinks-carrier Liam Plunkett, perhaps? McKay fires in another wide, a Cook single brings Bell on strike and he swipes a four which flies off the edge and over backward point for four.

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    Ben Thapa: Is Jordan making a case for third seamer spot in Test side? Quickest bowler we have & bats: potentially an upmarket Bresnan?

    Zander Twine: Think you can add Chris Jordan to Ben Stokes's name when looking for positives from this tour. He's been brilliant!

    Tom Marsh: Been a breakthrough three months for Stokes. Looks the real deal, got a bit of attitude too. Huge positive from the wreckage.

  128. 2 overs: 
    Eng 4-0 (Cook 2*, Bell 0*)

    Nathan Coulter-Nile will take the second new ball, so it's right-arm seam from both ends - he bowls a maiden to the watchful Ian Bell.

  129.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Generally batsmen haven't gone too hard with their driving on this pitch, it seems sluggish."

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  130. 1 over: 
    Eng 4-0 (target 218)

    Clint McKay takes the (first) new ball for Australia - there's a short mid-wicket in for the left-handed Captain Cook, who nudges a two to third man. McKay's radar is slightly off with a couple of legside wides, and with a required rate of 4.36 per over, that's just fine.

  131. 07:35: 

    Alastair Cook and Ian Bell opening for England - this is their last innings of the tour before flying home, as they're not part of the T20 squad. The same goes for Gary Ballance, left out today, and Michael Carberry and Chris Woakes who haven't played in any of the ODIs.

  132.  
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    Callum King: Come on England! A defeat for the Aussies on Australia Day would be a small consolation to take from the tour.

  133. 07:29: 
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    Matt from Birmingham: Dare I say it, but if we win this match, we were one pesky wicket away from winning the series.

  135. 07:04: 

    If you're just joining us, you missed an exciting conclusion to the third Women's Ashes ODI as Australia pulled off a four-wicket win with three balls to spare to keep the points-based multi-format series alive.

    Keep an ear on TMS during the interval as they'll be hearing from England captain Charlotte Edwards and Australia's match-winner Ellyse Perry, as well as the head of the 2015 World Cup. We're going to take a quick break but we'll be back for Australia's reply...

  136.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "England's fielding was average but the bowling was excellent. Bailey and Wade's partnership gave Australia a chance but I would imagine England should be able to chase this total down."

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  137. 50 overs: 
    Aus 217-9

    Left-hander Xavier Doherty probably wasn't expecting to bat when he was named in the side this morning - he now has to face the hat-trick ball... which is driven for a single through the covers. McKay to face the last ball of the innings - his first - and he can only hit it straight to mid-on as they run a single, while Stokes's wild throw almost earns the Aussies an overthrow. So, England will need to score 218 to finish the series with a 3-2 defeat rather than a 4-1.

  138.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is fantastic bowling from Jordan. I would imagine he will be well and truly around the England squad. I think he would do well at Test level."

  139. 49.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Coulter-Nile lbw b Jordan 15 (Aus 215-9)

    Clint McKay has to come out for the last three deliveries. He's the non-striker as Coulter-Nile is rapped on the pad and given out - Jordan on a hat-trick with the last man to come!

  140.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It wasn't Jordan's best delivery but it's well deserved because he has bowled a lot of high quality yorkers at the death. England have defended well in these last five or six overs. It looks like they are going to keep the score to 200, which is very chaseable at the Adelaide Oval."

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  141. 49.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Faulkner c Morgan b Jordan 27 (Aus 215-8)

    Faulkner goes for a big heave at a low full toss and is pouched on the mid-wicket boundary.

  142. 49 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Aus 214-7

    Bresnan takes the ball for the penultimate over. Coulter-Nile and Faulkner are accomplished hitters, striking the ball hard - Bresnan can't hold onto a low return catch - but keep picking out the boundary fielders. A quick single to the keeper produces a potential comedy moment as Buttler's underarm throw hits the stumps (in contrast to his ex-team-mate Craig Kieswetter, who often struggled to hit the stumps underarm) - and Coulter-Nile, following through, has to hurdle the keeper to avoid an ugly collision. Big Bres finishes with 1-51 from his 10. Last over coming up.

  143.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Stuart Broad was right on the money from the start. He bowled fast, at the stumps and starved them of scoring opportunities. But Faulkner and Coulter-Nile are dangerous hitters of the ball and England will need to be right on the money."

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  144. 48 overs: 
    Aus 207-7 (Faulkner 23*, Coulter-Nile 11*)

    Jordan to bowl the 48th over (and presumably the 50th, unless he gets absolutely carted here or breaks down). 200 looked out of reach by Australia at one point in this innings, before Bailey and Wade got a shift on - Faulkner brings up that milestone with a single. Jordan keeps it pretty tight, restricting Australia to ones and twos, while some good work by Stokes on the mid-wicket boundary denies Faulkner a four.

    And a look ahead to the interval on TMS - they'll be speaking to the head of the 2015 World Cup (to be held in Australia & NZ) as well as hearing from England captain Charlotte Edwards and Aussie heroine Ellyse Perry after Australia's win in today's Women's Ashes ODI.

  145. 47 overs: 
    Aus 199-7

    Coulter-Nile nurdles a single, Faulkner has a big heave and hammers Bresnan for four in the general direction of cow corner. A single allows NCN to join in the fun - swiping a four over the ring of cover fielders. A single takes him to 10, a firm Faulkner drive takes him to 17.

  146. 46 overs: 
    Aus 187-7 (Faulkner 11*, Coulter-Nile 4*)

    As Dirk Nannes and Alison Mitchell on TMS discuss the golfing skills of former England players - Paul Collingwood being an excellent golfer, while Steve Harmison rather took after Happy Gilmore - the Aussie eighth-wicket pair add three singles and a leg bye to the score. Stokes's figures: 10-0-43-3. He'll probably need a few runs to pip Broad to the man of the match award - or are we getting ahead of ourselves?

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    Jay: If England win this match it might only serve to give the team management an excuse to not make the desperately required changes.

  148. 45 overs: 
    Aus 183-7

    Broad to complete his spell. Coulter-Nile and Faulkner can only add two singles apiece, while Faulkner has to duck a bouncer. Broad takes his cap with figures of 10-2-31-3.

  149. 44 overs: 
    Aus 179-7 (Faulkner 7*, Coulter-Nile 1*)

    Captain Cook continues to shuffle his four main right-arm seamers - given that Tredwell and Bopara have bowled 10 overs between them, I don't think we'll see them again - as Stokes returns. Faulkner adds a single, a wide boosts the score and the tall Coulter-Nile knocks a single to third man. Stokes has 3-40 from nine.

  150. 43 overs: 
    Aus 176-7

    The right-handed Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new batsman, he hits his first ball straight to mid-off and Broad has 3-27 from nine overs.

  151.   
    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "How the game can change. A couple of overs ago we were talking about 230-240, but now the wheel has turned and you start to wonder whether they can scramble to 200."

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  152. 42.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Wade b Broad 31 (Aus 176-7)

    The recalled Broad strays down the leg side and Faulkner helps it on its way for four, before rotating the strike with a single. Wade cuts and misses, and then becomes Broad's third victim as he steps across to flick the ball down the leg side and loses his leg stump.

  153. 42 overs: 
    Aus 171-6 (Wade 31*, Faulkner 1*)

    Wade swipes a two and a single, and Faulkner - so dangerous in that Brisbane ODI - is off the mark. Jordan has 0-27 from eight overs.

  154. 41 overs: 
    OUCH!- Aus 167-6

    James Faulkner is the new batsman - and takes a blow on the helmet from one of the wires of the Spidercam before he's even walked to the middle! Can you retire hurt before you've faced a ball? He defends his first delivery.

  155. 40.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Bailey c Broad b Stokes 56 (Aus 167-6)

    "Waltzing Matilda" is played over the Adelaide Oval PA system - we'll let them off, it is Australia Day after all. Broad's off, Stokes returns for his eighth over and Wade cuts him for four to bring up the fifty partnership. But after three more singles, the irrepressible Stokes has the Midas touch once again - inducing Bailey to chip a catch to mid-wicket.

  156. 40 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- Aus 160-5 (Bailey 55*, Wade 22*)

    Cook keeps Bresnan's last two overs up his sleeve and turns back to Chris Jordan. Bailey tips-and-runs a quick single, Wade is hit on the pad and there's an appeal as the Aussie pair scamper a leg bye, so it's a good tight over from Jordan and we're into the last 10.

  157. 39 overs: 
    Aus 158-5

    Unlike England, there's no panic from the Australian batsmen just because they're in a powerplay - three singles and a wide from Broad's over. Broad has 2-22 from eight overs.

  158.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Bailey looks so comfortable in these situations. He never really looked comfortable in the Ashes and I question whether George Bailey himself felt he was suitable for Test cricket."

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  159. 38 overs: 
    Aus 154-5

    After a couple of singles, Wade finally finds the boundary, pulling a first-bounce four through deep mid-wicket.

  160.   
    Charles Dagnall, BBC Test Match Special

    "Australia probably wouldn't mind if Ellyse Perry came in to bat next in this game, thrashing the England bowlers around."

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  161. 37 overs: 
    Aus 148-5 (Bailey 51*, Wade 17*)

    Stuart Broad returns at the Cathedral end after that sparkling opening spell. Wade and Bailey are getting along nicely, five off the over.

    Focus in the Women's Ashes now moves to the three Twenty20 internationals - they're played back-to-back with the men's T20 internationals, on the same grounds. And you can hear full commentary on all the T20s (men's and women's) on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra - with live text commentary here on all games on the website.

  162.   
    Alistair Bruce-Ball, BBC Sport commentator at the Women's Ashes

    "England are dragging themselves from the field, they look absolutely devastated. They now have three more chances to win the series, in the Twenty20 internationals."

  163. 36 overs: 
    BAILEY 50- Aus 143-5

    It's powerplay time in Adelaide - Bresnan to bowl, it's still accumulation of singles, and Bailey brings up his 12th ODI fifty from 60 balls.

    In Hobart, young Surrey all-rounder Natalie Sciver is entrusted with the last over. Osborne chips a single off the first ball - five needed from five. Perry smashes a single to long-on - four from four. Osborne edges a four through third man - Australia have won the third Women's Ashes ODI with three balls to spare.

  164. 05:50: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    In Hobart, Australia nick a couple more singles - they need six from the last over to keep the series alive.

  165. 35 overs: 
    Aus 139-5

    Tredwell to bowl the last over before the batting powerplay, Bailey moves to 47 with a single to mid-on, Wade dabs a single to point, and Bailey pinches the strike.

    In Hobart, Anya Shrubsole to bowl the penultimate over. Australia add three singles - one which nearly brings a run-out but the throw just misses. They need eight from eight balls.

  166. 05:45: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    I did hint earlier that the Women's Ashes game was proving more exciting than the men's, and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra have gone over to Hobart for the final deliveries - just as Ellyse Perry smashes a six off Jenny Gunn, leaving Australia needing only 11 from 12 balls to keep the series alive.

  167.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's like we're being transported back to 1988 where 220 is a good score, if you've got wickets in hand you'd back yourself to get 80 or 90 in the last 10 overs but they're losing wickets, although Faulkner and Coulter-Nile hit the ball a long way."

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  168. 34 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- Aus 136-5

    Stokes is off after seven overs and Bresnan returns. Wade and Bailey are showing slightly more urgency, Ones and twos - and a tickled three to third man - means it's eight off the over and time for drinks.

    In Hobart, the wheels seem to be coming off for England's women - Perry guides Kate Cross for a four through mid-wicket, Osborne finds the cover boundary, and 12 off the over means Australia need 21 from 18 balls.

  169.  
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    Adam F: James Tredwell looks older than John Emburey... Now.

  170. 33 overs: 
    Aus 128-5

    Wade and Bailey help themselves to a couple of singles against Tredwell, the Kent man almost makes to throw the stumps down when Wade plays the ball back to the bowler, then Wade pushes one through the covers.

    In Hobart, the Perry-Osborne stand is still a thorn in England's side - Perry is nearly caught by Lydia Greenway at deep mid-wicket. Attempting to take the catch rather than save the boundary - knowing that removing Perry might win the match - but it's now 33 runs needed from 24 balls.

  171. 32 overs: 
    Aus 125-5 (Bailey 41*, Wade 4*)

    Stokes begins his seventh over, he has 2-22 from his first six, Bailey moves to 35 with a single through mid-wicket, Wade guides a single off his legs and Bailey scampers a two to deep fine leg before smacking a four over wide mid-on.

    In Hobart, Erin Osborne hits Anya Shrubsole for a couple of fours - the Southern Stars aren't giving this up without a fight. 41 needed from five overs if Australia are to prevent England retaining the Women's Ashes trophy.

  172. 31 overs: 
    Aus 117-5

    Captain Cook shuffles his bowlers as Tredwell returns in place of Bopara, just four gentle singles from the over. Will Australia even get to 200?

    Meanwhile, in Hobart, Australia take eight from the 44th over, bowled by Natalie Sciver. 54 needed from six overs.

  173. 05:29: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    Australia are 207-6, needing 62 from seven overs and the rate up to nearly nine an over. Ellyse Perry has just survived a run-out appeal, and has been joined at the crease by Erin Osborne.

    Listen to uninterrupted commentary on the Women's Ashes via the BBC Sport website

  174.   
    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sometimes you get pitches like this where it is very abrasive and it doesn't take long to reverse swing."

  175. 30 overs: 
    Aus 113-5 (Bailey 32*, Wade 1*)

    Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, a left-hander, is the new batsman, and he jabs a quick single to mid-wicket.

  176.   
    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Well done Alastair Cook, he stuck with him, and that just swung a little bit, good catch by Buttler. The Aussies were just starting to get on top but now England are well on top. Matty Wade comes in, he couldn't hit a beach ball in Perth but he's got a bit of time here."

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  177. 29.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Maxwell c Buttler b Stokes 22 (Aus 112-5)

    Did Stokes hear that from Dean Jones? The Durham all-rounder strikes again, enticing a faint edge from Maxwell to the keeper.

  178. 05:23: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    Jess Jonassen falls - Australia are 199-6, they need 70 from eight overs to keep the series alive but are running out of recognised batters, though Ellyse Perry is still there.

    Listen to uninterrupted commentary on the Women's Ashes via the BBC Sport website

  179.   
    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think I would have bowled Stokes, he looked a bit tired in that last over, it's a risky time."

  180. 29 overs: 
    Aus 112-4

    Maxwell rolls the wrists to flick Bopara for four through long leg, his first boundary. Five more singles mean Bopara has 0-18 from three.

  181.   
    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "This pitch will get even more difficult as the day goes on. It is very hot out there, 35 or 36 degrees, can one of these batsman get a score? They have to get a total of 235 if they are to win this game."

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  182. 28 overs: 
    Aus 103-4 (Bailey 30*, Maxwell 15*)

    After a couple of singles, Bailey cuts Stokes for four past backward point, I can't remember the last time it took Australia until the 28th over to reach three figures in an ODI...

  183. 27 overs: 
    Aus 95-4

    Economical stuff from Bopara, Australia are yet to break from a trot into a canter, Maxwell and Bailey add a single apiece.

  184.  
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    Melchett Bowldim: England on top, but looks a tricky wicket. I won't make a prediction until both sides have batted.

  185. 26 overs: 
    Aus 93-4 (Bailey 22*, Maxwell 13*)

    The women's match is in danger of becoming more exciting than the men's here, so I make no apology for increasing the updates... Maxwell struggles to pierce the infield against Stokes, just a two and a leg bye are added.

  186. 05:13: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    Australia need 80 to win off 10 overs to keep the series alive, and they've just lost Alyssa Healy for four, another catch for Sarah Taylor behind the stumps.

    Listen to uninterrupted commentary on the Women's Ashes via the BBC Sport website

  187. 25 overs: 
    Aus 90-4

    Ravi Bopara into the attack with his right-arm medium pace, and as well as the regulation three singles, we have a rare boundary as Bailey opens the face to tickle a four to third man. We're halfway through the allocation.

  188. 05:11: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    The vastly experienced Alex Blackwell has been bowled trying to sweep Jenny Gunn - Australia are 181-4 after 39 overs, so they need 88 from 11 overs - eight an over. Ellyse Perry is still there, having passed 50, and has been joined by keeper Alyssa Healy.

    Listen to uninterrupted commentary on the Women's Ashes via the BBC Sport website

  189.   
    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "England right on top here, if they can take their catches and stop the singles they can keep Australia to under 200 I reckon."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  190. 24 overs: 
    Aus 83-4 (Bailey 17*, Maxwell 9*)

    Stokes in for his third over, but it's still gentle accumulation from Maxwell and Bailey, two men who are eminently capable of savaging one-day attacks, but seem happy to push singles at this stage. They guzzle a quick drink between overs.

  191.  
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    The Pete: Chris Jordan's run-up looks like the bowling equivalent of Darren Lehmann's running between the wickets.

    Mark Kelly: Ravi Bopara is perfect for this England side, solid bowling, solid batting and normally a good fielder.

  192. 23 overs: 
    Aus 78-4

    Another good over from Sussex right-arm paceman Jordan, who has 0-22 from six overs. Two singles and a leg bye from this one.

  193. 05:02: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    I can tell you ;t's Alex Blackwell who's gone, Australia four down. More info as I get it!

  194. 22 overs: 
    Aus 75-4
    Australia batsman George Bailey keeps the scoreboard moving in Adelaide

    Bailey pushes Stokes for a single, Maxwell plays and misses at a wide, full delivery and then rehearses an even more swashbuckling stroke. A single takes him to five, and Bailey whips a four off his toes - Australia's first boundary for seven overs. Wicket in Hobart...

  195. 21 overs: 
    Aus 69-4 (Bailey 10*, Maxwell 4*)

    Chris Jordan returns for a second spell, replacing Tredwell. Maxwell helps a two and a single off his legs, Bailey moves into double figures with a single. Australia really haven't got out of second gear today.

  196. 04:51: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    Australia are still three down in Hobart in the third ODI against England - 133-3 in the 30th over needing 269 to keep the multi-format series alive into the three T20 internationals. Alex Blackwell has 30, Ellyse Perry 24 and they've added 46, but the required rate is up to 6.58.

    Listen to uninterrupted commentary on the Women's Ashes via the BBC Sport website

  197. 20 overs: 
    Aus 65-4

    Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman, there's a slip in for the aggressive right-hander, who's up and running with a single.

  198.   
    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "That slow wicket again - he had no intention of playing that in the air but he managed to get too much on it. It's almost a role reversal today, almost like the England we saw earlier in the tour."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  199. 19.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Marsh c Cook b Stokes 36 (Aus 64-4)

    Bresnan takes a breather and it's Durham's Ben Stokes into the attack. Marsh tries to flick him through the leg side and is caught low by Captain Cook at short mid-wicket. And once more, Stokes seems to have the knack of picking up a wicket.

    A bit of news you may have missed from Friday's ODI - Stokes was fined 15% of his match fee for his "send-off" to James Faulkner which breached the ICC code of conduct. I wonder if that includes 15% of his man of the match award for that game?

  200.   
    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It looks like the bounce off the pitch is slow, the wicketkeeper and slips are quite close. It's difficult to play drives and we haven't seen much aggressive play at all. Credit to England but it's also not a wicket conducive to free-flowing batsmanship."

  201.  
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    Tom Thornton: Why is everyone on Ravi Bopara's back? Great control with the ball and a proven batsman!

  202. 19 overs: 
    Aus 64-3 (Marsh 36*, Bailey 10*)

    Bailey tries to sweep Tredwell very fine down the leg side, keeper Buttler leaps up with both arms like a rugby player trying to charge down a 22-drop-out (do they still have those?) - Dirk Nannes on TMS thinks it's more of a star jump - but he can't prevent a scampered two. More careful accumulation from the Aussie fourth-wicket pair, who have added 22 in five overs.

  203. 18 overs: 
    Aus 58-3

    Marsh and Bailey plunder two singles apiece against Bresnan, who has an impressive 1-14 from five overs. Still Australia are becalmed. Maybe the proof of the pudding will be when England have to turn to their "fifth bowler" - likely to be made up by a combination of Ben Stokes (man of the match on Friday), Ravi Bopara and the recalled Joe Root, who offers a second spinning option. Apparently Stokes fancies himself as a death bowler...

  204. 17 overs: 
    Aus 54-3

    Tredwell keeps the squeeze on, two singles from the over, and there's almost an unreal feeling watching Australia score so slowly - are England really bowling this well, or have I fallen asleep at my desk after one early start too many?

  205.  
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    Angela: Just moved to a different sofa and we immediately take a wicket, I'm now not moving as this is clearly a lucky seat.

  206. 16 overs: 
    Aus 52-3 (Marsh 32*, Bailey 1*)

    Bresnan is following Broad's example in bowling a tight line and length, Marsh manages a single but the becalmed Bailey can only manage a leg bye off the last ball. Chris Woakes is on as a substitute fielder for someone...

  207. 04:32: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    Quick update from Hobart - Alex Blackwell is getting a bit tied down, taking 41 balls to score 15, but she's been joined by Ellyse Perry who has whacked a rather more rapid 17 from 20. Australia are 110-3 in the 26th over needing 269 to keep the series alive.

    Listen to uninterrupted commentary on the Women's Ashes via the BBC Sport website

  208. 15 overs: 
    Aus 50-3

    A Marsh single brings new batsman George Bailey on strike - Australia's T20 captain, stand-in ODI skipper but now finding himself dropped from the Test squad after he was the only front-line batsman who didn't fill his boots in the Ashes. Bailey is immediately off the mark with a single, Marsh uses his feet and flicks a four wide of mid-on.

  209.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's beautiful, disciplined bowling from England. Bresnan, bowling short of a length, has been worrying Michael Clarke and that wasn't short enough to pull, it's skidding on rather than sitting up. Big wicket for England."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  210. 14 overs: 
    WICKET- Clarke b Bresnan 8 (Aus 43-3)
    Australia captain Michael Clarke is bowled by Tim Bresnan

    The miserly Bresnan trots in and bowls three dot balls to Marsh, who moves to 25 with a gentle dab to third man. And Big Tim strikes as Clarke is bowled attempting a pull shot as his off stump flies out of the ground!

  211. 13 overs: 
    Aus 42-2 (Marsh 24*, Clarke 8*)

    Time for some spin - off-spinner James Tredwell into the attack, his forehead gleaming in the Adelaide sunshine. Marsh and Clarke help themselves to three singles, while Marsh reaches the milestone of 1,000 ODI runs in Australia (having scored another 600 or so overseas). Tidy from the Kent twirler.

  212.  
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    Mal: Bopara needs to dropped. Luke Wright would be a better choice.

  213. 12 overs: 
    Aus 39-2

    A sightscreen malfunction delays Bresnan's second over. Marsh pushes a single wide of mid-off but Captain Clarke seems to be finding his touch, guiding a well-run two to deep square leg. A single takes him to seven, Marsh nicks the strike with a single.

  214.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I noticed Stuart Broad is bowling quite a few deliveries cross seam, that can make it bounce a bit more than batsmen expect but it also bangs up the ball a bit more and England will be hoping for some reverse swing."

  215. 11 overs: 
    Aus 34-2 (Marsh 20*, Clarke 4*)

    Stuart Broad stays on for a sixth over, and in this form, why not? Clarke and Marsh manage a couple of ones and twos, while Broad tries a couple of cross-seamers.

    A mini-Women's-Ashes update - England are putting the squeeze on Australia, they're 94-3 in the 23rd chasing 269 and the required rate has climbed to over six an over.

  216.   
    Damien Fleming, Ex-Australia bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "There was some pressure built by the opening bowlers and good on Bresnan he has backed that up and he has found that avenue of apprehension, but Broad looks like the man, still two slips in place which shows you how well he is bowling."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  217. 10 overs: 
    Aus 30-2

    England make their first bowling change as Tim Bresnan replaces Jordan - and it's pretty tight from Big Tim, just three singles from it.

  218. 04:06: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    If you've given up on England's men but want to keep following the Women's Ashes, don't forget you can listen to uninterrupted commentary on the women via the BBC Sport website - though there will be frequent updates on TMS and on this live text, as you'll hopefully have seen. Here's a pre-match picture of the ground from BBC Sport's Katie Gornall in Hobart:

    Hobart
  219. 9 overs: 
    Aus 27-2

    Stuart Broad may be a pantomime villain for Australia's fans but he's right on the money today, the best I've seen him bowl in an ODI for a long time. Some good line and length mean it's just two singles from the over - Cap'n Clarke is off the mark, and Broad has figures of 5-2-10-2.

  220. 04:02: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    Nicole Bolton, Australia's bespectacled centurion from their last ODI, has gone down swinging - bowled by spinner Danielle Haxell for 31. Australia are 81-3 in the 19th, needing 269 to keep the series alive.

    Listen to uninterrupted commentary on the Women's Ashes via the BBC Sport website

  221. 8 overs: 
    Aus 25-2 (Marsh 15*, Clarke 0*)

    Better from Jordan, but Marsh adds a two and a single. Two slips in for Clarke, who's still yet to score. Looks an absolute scorcher in Adelaide... and Australia have lost another wicket in Hobart!

  222.   
    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I was brought up to respect the umpire's decision, kids now will be thinking they challenge the umpire's decision and I don't think that's right. I think DRS should only be used at the discretion of the umpires."

  223. 7 overs: 
    Aus 22-2

    Captain Michael Clarke walks out with his side in a bit of bother on Australia Day. He sees off the over - a wicket maiden. So in the space of a few minutes, we had a wicket in Hobart, and then an appeal, an unsuccessful review and then a wicket in Adelaide. Are you still with me? Thanks - at this rate, I'll largely be on adrenaline by the end of this game...

  224.   
    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Great piece of bowling nice little outswinger and guess what folks England have taken a catch! I thought at first it was a 275 pitch, I am going to change that, I think it's a 240 deck even though we're playing on a small ground. Broad is good enough to be Australian, I love him."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  225. 6.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Watson c Buttler b Broad 0 (Aus 22-2)

    ...but he edges his very next ball to keeper Jos Buttler! Quack!

  226.  
    NOT OUT

    ...and it's an umpire's call for clipping leg stump as Watson survives...

  227. 6.1 overs: 
    UMPIRE REVIEW

    It's all happening at the Adelaide Oval. Big, big appeal from Broad for lbw against Watto, England call for a review...

  228. 03:51: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    Jess Cameron has been run out for five, Australia are 72-2 in the 15th over needing to score 269 to keep the series alive.

    Listen to uninterrupted commentary on the Women's Ashes via the BBC Sport website

  229. 6 overs: 
    Aus 22-1

    Marsh crashes the slightly wayward Jordan for a couple of fours through the covers, he has 12 from 18 balls. And England have another wicket in Hobart...

  230.  
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    Matthew Ball: Bopara brings nothing to this England team.

    Jay Fretwell: England need to stop with the heavily buttered crumpets for breakfast - so hard to get off the fingers.

  231. 5 overs: 
    Aus 14-1

    Shane Watson, having been rested for the last three matches, strides to the crease still looking like a hamstring injury waiting to happen, and survives the rest of Broad's over.

  232.   
    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Very well bowled by Broad - he's a superstar this guy, I love him. Finch has just got to work on his technique a bit more if the ball nips his bat plane is out but it was a very good nut from Broad. If they can't catch them - bowl them out."

  233. 4.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Finch b Broad 7 (Aus 14-1)
    Aaron Finch is bowled by Stuart Broad

    After a single from Marsh, Finch has had more lives than a cat in this series, but it's all over for him when Broad splatters his stumps, though there's a hint of another life as the third umpire checks for a no-ball... thankfully for England (and Broad), a small fraction of his left foot was behind the line.

  234.  
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    Small Man Peaky: That was a relatively tough chance, but someone of Cook's ability should be taking those. Finch to make a century now...

  235.   
    Dean Jones, Ex-Australia batsman

    "I just can't believe the fielding and normally that's the first thing that goes when a team has no confidence. I played in teams like that, everyone has to be ultra positive and almost bluff your way through."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  236. 4 overs: 
    Aus 13-0 (Finch 7*, Marsh 3*)

    Back in Adelaide, England's ragged start in the field continues as Chris Jordan slings down a legside wide, but unlike in the women's ODI, it doesn't bring a stumping. And then Tim Bresnan makes a ricket at extra cover, failing to do a proper "long barrier" and handing Marsh an unearned single. Come on boys, get with the programme!

  237. 03:36: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    England have a wicket in Hobart - it's gone to Jenny Gunn, courtesy of a smart legside stumping (off a wide) by Sarah Taylor. Skipper Meg Lanning has gone for 40, but she's got the Southern Stars off to a flier - they're 57-1 in the 10th over, chasing 269 to keep the series alive.

    Listen to uninterrupted commentary on the Women's Ashes via the BBC Sport website

  238.   
    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "That is an absolute shocker, eye height, almost straight to you, absolutely no excuse for that drop."

  239. 3 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Aus 11-0

    Single from Marsh, Finch cracks a four through the covers but then he's dropped again - this time it's an absolute shocker by Ravi Bopara, the ball came straight to him. Have England reverted to type, giving Finch two lives in the first three overs. Do they not recall dropping him in Melbourne and he went on to score a century? The reprieved Finch adds a couple more.

  240.   
    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "In these tennis-ball bounce conditions that might even have been second slip's catch, the ball seems to take a long time to come to you at slip at the Adelaide Oval."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  241. 2 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Aus 4-0

    Chris Jordan takes the second over to Shaun Marsh, and Extras is top scorer for Australia in these early stages as a wide and a leg bye get them going. But, oh dear, here we go again, as Finch edges and captain Alastair Cook at first slip, diving to his right, gets a hand to it but the ball rebounds like a goalkeeper pushing it around the post. It might even have been easier for second slip Ian Bell, but still a chance either way. They run a single, Marsh is off the mark with a single too.

  242.   
    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Not sure how many times in Aaron Finch's career he has left five balls in a one-day match but at the Adelaide Oval if you stay in you're just going to cash in."

  243. 1 over: 
    Aus 0-0

    Stuart Broad opens up from the Cathedral End - or, for those of you who know the Adelaide Oval, it's the end with the one remaining grassy bank and the famous massive scoreboard. And he opens up with a maiden over to Aaron Finch, who isn't usually tied down for long.

  244.   
    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "This ground tends to favour bowlers who mix up their pace, if you are one paced out and out quick, yes you can take wickets, but you can also go for runs on these short boundaries."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  245. 03:19: 

    A great little snippet from Charles Dagnall on TMS - apparently someone had hired a Tiger Moth (was it David Gower?) to fly past the Adelaide Oval with a banner proclaiming "HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY", but made a mistake and it read "HAPPY AUSTRIA DAY". Maybe they got someone with bad handwriting to fill out the form? It's easily done... We're nearly ready to go in Adelaide.

  246.   
    Alistair Bruce-Ball, BBC Sport commentator at the Women's Ashes

    "England's bowlers have started a little nervously - Australia are 32-0 after six overs but know they have to win to keep the series alive."

    Listen to uninterrupted commentary on the Women's Ashes via the BBC Sport website

  247. 03:15: 

    After the traditional welcome to the Adelaide Oval by a representative of the traditional landowners, it's time for the anthems. A bald-headed baritone belts out "God Save The Queen", while "Advance Australia Fair" is sung lustily by a chap with a full head of hair and similar designer stubble to that sported by many of the Australia team who are singing along.

  248. 03:11: 
    WOMEN'S ASHES

    Down in Hobart, England have the equivalent of four match points in a tennis match - win any of the four remaining games in the multi-format Women's Ashes series and they retain the trophy.

    England captain Charlotte Edwards won the toss and batted first - she made 34 with useful knocks by Heather Knight (57), Sarah Taylor (64) and Natalie Sciver (43 not out) as they posted 268-4 from their 50 overs. Australia have begun their reply and are 19-0 in the fourth over.

    There will be regular updates on TMS, but you can listen to uninterrupted commentary on the Women's Ashes via the BBC Sport website.

  249.   
    Dirk Nannes, Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Ballance looked a bit scratchy and hasn't looked in great nick, I think it's a far stronger line-up with Root in at three. The wicket looks really hard but I think it's a pretty true batting surface. It's a funny shaped ground with this development work going on, and on three sides it's really short so you can only protect and get batsmen to hit to the one longer side."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  250.  

    England captain Alastair Cook: "We would have had a bat first but it shouldn't change too much. There's always the temptation not to change a winning side but we just feel we have a couple more options in the middle order and Root can bowl a few overs too. If we can play to the standard we had in Perth there is no reason why we can't win this game."

  251.  

    Australia skipper Michael Clarke: "Feels like I haven't had a day off, but it's nice to be back. We were disappointed to lose the last game but credit to England, they played good cricket and I watched every ball. The ground is in great condition and we're in for a good game."

  252. 03:04: 
    TOSS & TEAM NEWS

    And what's more, it's Australia Day - it always used to be traditional to have a Test in Adelaide on 26 January, but these days it tends to be an ODI.

    Australia captain Michael Clarke recalls himself, Shane Watson, Clint McKay and Xavier Doherty in place of Steve Smith, Dan Christian, Mitchell Johnson and James Pattinson, while England recall Joe Root in place of fellow Yorkshire youngster Gary Ballance.

  253.  
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    John Mennis: That ground in Hobart where the Women's Ashes ODI is being played looks beautiful - another one on the list to visit.

  254. 0300: 

    Morning, everyone. It's a bumper Saturday-night-and-Sunday-morning of cricket - and we will do our level best to keep you posted on both internationals happening down under. Stand by your beds.

    In Adelaide, Australia have won the toss and elected to bat in the fifth and final men's ODI, with the Aussies leading 3-1 and having already won the series.

    And in Hobart, England will win the Women's Ashes if they beat Australia, who are chasing 269 to win, in the third ODI.

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Live Scores - Australia v England

 

  • Australia beat England by 5 runs
  • Australia: 217-9 (50.0 overs)
  • England: 212 (49.4 overs)
  • Venue: Adelaide

England Innings

All out
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Cook c Bailey b Coulter-Nile 39
Bell c Finch b Coulter-Nile 14
Stokes c S Marsh b McKay 0
Root c Doherty b Faulkner 55
Morgan c Watson b Faulkner 39
Bopara st Wade b McKay 25
Buttler c McKay b Coulter-Nile 5
Bresnan run out (Maxwell) 13
Broad b McKay 7
Jordan not out 4
Tredwell c Wade b Watson 0
Extras 6w 1b 4lb 11
Total all out 212

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