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  1. England win by 3 wickets with 19 balls left
  2. Taylor (82) & Buttler (67) put on 125 stand
  3. England to face Australia in Sunday's final
  4. India 200 (48.1 overs); England 201-7 (46.5)
  5. Steven Finn 3-36; Ajinkya Rahane 73

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By Adam Williams and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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So, England make it to the tri-series final, where they will come up against a rested Mitchell Johnson on a used Waca wicket. Good luck with that one.

We'll back on Sunday morning to witness it. Have good weekend.

England captain Eoin Morgan congratulates James Taylor
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England captain Eoin Morgan: "We certainly made it difficult for ourselves and both sides had to battle the conditions at times.

"I always had a lot of confidence that if guys got themselves in, they'd take responsibility and Jos and James showed how ruthless they could be tonight.

"I think there's a lot more to come from Jos. In the nets we get to see his full range of strokes and his repertoire.

"We've got a great opportunity now on Sunday against Australia. We're going from strength to strength as a team and we're building little blocks that will hopefully build our confidence."

India captain MS Dhoni: "It was a difficult day. I thought we did well with the new ball and maybe a few more runs would have helped us. 40-45 more should have been the minimum we were looking for.

"A few deliveries misbehaved, but I don't think the wicket was a factor. The English bowlers are more suitable for these conditions because they hit the deck harder.

"We'll have to look at our attack, but we have to look at the complete balance of the side. If we looked to go in with four seamers, our batting would struggle. The lower-order needs to perform.

"When we play with four seamers, we usually lose and the captain gets banned for a slow over-rate."

Man of the match

James Taylor
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Man of the match James Taylor: "Delighted with the win and to reach the final against Australia, but credit to Jos Buttler, what a fantastic innings from him.

"I've been waiting in the wings for a few years to get my opportunity and hopefully today I showed what I can do.

"I knew if I was there at the end, we'd be there or thereabouts. Jos managed to stay with me to help us along. I'm so glad we got over the line at the end after a tough challenge."

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Akhil Sharma: Completely baffled by Dhoni's decision to give Jadeja 10 overs. Somebody explain it to me... #Shocking

Jeremy Palmer: 66 and five down won't work against the Aussies. Great comeback, well done Josh and James

Final scorecard

England 201-7 from 46.5 overs

Not out batsmen: Woakes 4, Broad 3

Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Bell 10), 2-40 (Ali 17), 3-44 (Root 3), 4-54 (Morgan 2), 5-66 (Bopara 4), 6-191 (Taylor 82), 7-193 (Buttler 67)

Bowling figures: Binny 8-0-33-3, Mohit Sharma 10-0-36-2, Shami 9-0-31-1, Patel 10-1-39-1, Jadeja 9.5-0-62-0

India: 200 all out from 48.1 overs (Rahane 73, Finn 3-36)

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Jim Maxwell

BBC Test Match Special

"India, a disappointing performance from them. They could only score 200, they had England 66-5, but a great partnership from Buttler and Taylor took England towards victory."

England win by three wickets

Eng 201-7

Won with a no-ball! Ravi Jadeja oversteps to complete the England win, which comes with 19 balls to spare. It wasn't always pretty, but the bottom line is that they go through to meet Australia in Sunday's final. India, the world champions, have problems before the World Cup.

Eng 200-7

Broad down the ground, scores level. England are in the final, but still need one run to win this game.

Eng 199-7

Woakes again, on the leg side. Why haven't India got the field up? Two to win.

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Wisden editor

Lawrence Booth: A reminder that a tie will do for England #strawclutching

Eng 198-7

Jadeja to Broad, tickled round the corner. Three to win. Too easy.

Eng 197-7

Jadeja to Woakes. Single down the ground. Four to win.

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Andy Donley: Since Trott was dropped we've found two world class young no. 3's - Ballance in tests and Taylor in one-dayers.

Alex Watson: The Buttler-Taylor Partnership. Sounds like a law firm. Marvellous knock James

Eng 196-7 (five to win)

India have decided that short stuff is the way to go against Broad, but one bumper too many is called no-ball. When he goes full, Broad can work on the leg side for one. Six required, with a Woakes single through the covers ticking another off. Surely England can't mess this up?

Jim Maxwell

BBC Test Match Special

"What did that hit? Broad is looking at his elbow and it looked like it may have hit the arm guard."

appeal - not outAppeal - not out

Eng 193-7

A huge appeal against Stuart Broad first ball! Looks out. Not given! A bumper, Broad jumping, caught behind by MS Dhoni. The umpire shakes his head. Good decision, came off the armguard.


Buttler c Rayudu b Shami 67 (Eng 193-7)

Jos Buttler
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Hmmmm, what's going here? Just when England seemed home and hosed, the pressure has been cranked and the two set batsmen have given their wickets away. This time it's Jos Buttler, driving Mohammed Shami to the hands of Ambati Rayudu on the cover fence. Eight runs still needed, only three wickets in hand. Game still on?

Brad Hogg

Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"England are going to have to make a decision over Ravi Bopara sooner rather than later as they are going to have to be in a position where they have their World Cup line-up settled."

Eng 193-6 (target 201)

Pressure builds slightly as Woakes pushes back three Axar Patel dots, that's nine in a row. Buttler calls Woakes through to break the streak, beating a throw from point thanks partly to some lazy keeping from MS Dhoni. Another single. Eight needed.


Matthew Walker: James Taylor is proving why you should pick the best one day players from county cricket. Jason Roy at six anyone?

Ursal Razaq in Rugby: This is impressive stuff from England. Shows a gritty determination that has been lacking in the past. Broad has been unfairly criticised too. He's been part of an impressive bowling unit today and his hair looks great.

Eng 191-6 (M Sharma 10-1-36-2)

James Taylor was livid with himself as Stuart Binny fell backwards to cling on to that catch. It means that Chris Woakes, who probably was having a brew with his feet up, has been dragged out to the middle. He watches on as Buttler takes up the rest of a wicket maiden. Ten required.


Taylor c Binny b M Sharma 82 (Eng 191-6)

Gone! James Taylor can't finish the job, top edging a pull shot off the bowling of Mohit Sharma straight to Stuart Binny at long leg. A red-inker goes begging, but Taylor has dragged England right out of the mire and very probably to the tri-series final. His best innings in an England shirt.

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Henry Ashman: This innings sums up the difference between Buttler & Bopara, down the order it's about making runs when it matters most.

Matthew Dick: Jos Buttler is a quality player! Has all the shots and can get his head down

Jake Gover: Taylor performances are reminding me of the role which Collingwood use to play for the England team.

not-outNot out

Eng 190-5

Five runs! Buttler home by an inch or so, meaning the overthrows garnered from the ball running to the boundary will stand. England only need 11 to win.

Third umpire

Eng 185-5

Gone? Jos Buttler at the non-striker's end. Direct hit. He's either out, or England have got five runs.

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Jamie Jewell: College work is always better when
@bbctms is on. Come on England Taylor and Buttler have got us back into this

Jamie Jewell college work and cricket

Eng 178-5 (need 23 from 48 balls)

We're getting to the stage where even a wicket shouldn't prevent England from winning this game. If a wicket doesn't come, they should get over the line with three or four overs to spare. Mohit Sharma, singles everywhere, India doing little to change the game. They look every inch a team that has been on tour since November without winning a game.

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Phil Shaw: A good breakfast on the train whilst #bbccricket keep me posted on the one-dayer.

Breakfast and the one-dayer

Eng 173-5 (target 201)

The run-chase is well in hand, but James Taylor is still pressuring the field, almost to the surprise of Jos Buttler, who almost comes a cropper at the non-striker's end. Yet another Taylor dance and punch down the ground brings up the 100 partnership, with further fleet footwork bringing four through mid-wicket. England fans in the crowd play umpire and signal four. India fans cannot be heard.

Scorecard update

England 163-5 from 40 overs (target: 201)

Batsmen: Taylor 69, Buttler 51 (stand of 97)

Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Bell 10), 2-40 (Ali 17), 3-44 (Root 3), 4-54 (Morgan 2), 5-66 (Bopara 4)

Bowling figures: Binny 8-0-33-3, Mohit Sharma 8-0-31-1, Shami 8-0-28-0, Patel 9-1-37-1, Jadeja 7-0-34-0

India: 200 all out from 48.1 overs (Rahane 73, Finn 3-36)

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50 for Jos Buttler

Eng 163-5

The completion of a classy half-century with a heart-in-mouth moment. After hammering a straight drive down the ground for four, Jos Buttler gets mid-on interested with an aerial chip. It evades the man, skips to the fence and brings the England wicketkeeper a sixth ODI half-century. So often used as a biffer, adding the role of finisher would be another impressive addition to the Buttler CV.

Brad Hogg

Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"I think the surface will get better ahead of that final on Sunday. They'll be two more days to get it ready and a fair chance the overhead conditions will be a bit different."

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Eng 154-5 (Taylor 69, Buttler 42)

James Taylor
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A touch of luck for Taylor? Or good skill? If he misses this sweep off Patel, he's plumb in front. Instead, the tiniest slither of an inside edge sends it fine for four to get the runs required down below 50. This stand is up to 88. The last 15 wickets have fallen for 163.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

"This might not be too bad a game to lose. My theory is this is not the best Waca wicket, certainly if you have to play on the same pitch again on Sunday. Would you fancy facing Mitchell Johnson on this?"

Eng 148-5 (Taylor 63, Buttler 42)

This is the beauty of cricket. While Taylor and Buttler remain, this should be straightforward for England. But, just one mistake, one good bit of cricket from India, one bit of luck, could turn the match on his head. Shami strives for the crease, twice dropping short to allow Taylor to get on the pull. TV replays show the missed run out of Jos Buttler ealier on. How important might that be?

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Freddie Higgs: With India only getting 200 Taylor's steady approach is what we always needed from the off, what a partnership though!

David McQueen: Not sure about concerns over this partnership. They're set. Regardless, Woakes and Broad more than capable of cleaning up 50.

Sam Wilson: James Taylor is certainly a "Handy Man" to have in "Hard Times"