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  1. Australia win by 112 runs to take tri-series
  2. England 166 in 39.1 overs chasing 279
  3. Maxwell 4-40 & Johnson 3-27; Bopara 33
  4. Australia made 278-8 (86 off last 10 overs)
  5. Maxwell (95) and Marsh (60) put on 141
  6. Broad 3-55, Anderson 2-38, Woakes 0-89

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So England have two weeks and two warm-up matches to get it right for the first day of the World Cup, when they play...Australia.

Melbourne on 14 February. You can't help but worry about the possibility of a St Valentine's Day massacre.

Australia captain George Bailey: "It's really promising to see Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson curb their natural games and get the team back into the game.

"I don't have an update on James Faulkner, but he's always been a bit dramatic, so we'll hope he'll be alright.

"Trying to choose the team for the World Cup is a great problem to have, it's good to have so many players in form before the tournament."

England reaction

England captain Eoin Morgan: "I think we could've kept Australia to a lot less. It didn't help some of the decisions we made and the way we played.

"I think we keep grafting and learning as we go along. We've made great strides over the last few weeks, but although today will be hard to take, the test will be how we come back from this.

"There's two warm-up games to come in Sydney which will give us some more time to get some games under our belts and also some more experience of these conditions."

Man of the match

Man of the match Glenn Maxwell: "I've screwed up a few times for us before, so it was nice to get through to the 40th over.

"I've got to keep trying to get to that three-figure mark, but it's not something I'm thinking about too much. It's nice to enter the World Cup in some form with bat and ball.

Glenn Maxwell

Man of the series

Man of the series Mitchell Starc: "I think the whole bowling unit has shown their strength throughout this series. It's important to use that new ball and get some swing and with Mitch (Johnson) and I up front also trying to bowl as quick as we can, it's exciting. I think we've got a great squad and an exciting bowling unit, so it should be very interesting in the World Cup."

Glenn Maxwell has just been announced as the man of the match, but no one knows where he is. Perhaps he's in the England dressing room explaining how to recover from losing four early wickets.

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Alan in Herts: I'm reminded of a team mate who, when asked by his wife how he'd got on, said, "not great. Didn't bat, didn't bowl, dropped a catch." Have a feeling Chris Woakes would have settled for that today.

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The Sun's cricket correspondent

John Etheridge: Terrible performance by England. Johnson put the wind up them again.

The Daily Mail's

Paul Newman: Comprehensive victory for Australia…and it was as if Mitchell Johnson had never been away. They will be firm favourites for the World Cup.

Final scorecard

England 166 all out from 39.1 overs

Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Bell 8), 2-35 (Taylor 4), 3-46 (Moeen 26), 4-46 (Morgan 0), 5-71 (Root 25), 6-97 (Buttler 17), 7-97 (Woakes 0), 8-130 (Broad 24), 9-166 (Finn 6)

Not out batsman: Anderson 5

Bowling figures: Starc 7-0-40-0, Hazlewood 6.1-2-13-2, Johnson 7-2-27-3, Marsh 7-0-18-0, Maxwell 9-0-46-4, Faulkner 2.3-1-11-1, Finch 0.3-0-3-0

Australia 278-8: Maxwell 95, Marsh 60, Faulkner 50 not out; Broad 10-1-55-3, Anderson 10-2-38-2, Finn 10-0-53-1, Moeen 10-0-39-1, Woakes 10-0-89-0

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Australia batsman Steve Smith: "The way Maxi played today was outstanding. That's the way he needs to bat in the future.

"It's been very good preparation for the World Cup. We now can't wait to get on with it.

"Hopefully I can continue my form and get some runs in the World Cup. It's been a pretty good season, we've played good cricket through the summer."

Brad Hogg

Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"England had their moments in this game, but they couldn't put the nails in the coffin. They're a young team, they had a chance to show the world what they could do today, but they never got close to chasing that total down."

Jim Maxwell

BBC Test Match Special

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"This performance from Australia confirms the all-round quality, the resilience and the power of some of their cricket. For England - it's back to the nets."

Brad Hogg

Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"It's a huge worry for England the gulf in class here today, going in to a major tournament. But, there's been a change of personnel and they've made a decision to go with youth and once you go down that road, you can't chop and change."

Australia win by 112 runs and take the tri-series

Whatever way you look at it, that is a shellacking. Yes, England have beaten India twice in this series, but they have come up way short in three matches against Australia. Remember, it is the Aussies who England face on the opening day of the World Cup. They have now lost 13 of their last 15 ODIs against Australia down under.


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Steven Finn
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Josh Hazlewood to Steven Finn. A swipe. Stumps everywhere. Thrashing complete.

Brad Hogg

Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Bopara tried to take Maxwell on and all the fielders were up in the circle trying to invite him to go over the top and he failed to do so. His poor tour continues and if he's going to make any kind of impact on this World Cup, he'll have to work very hard on his batting."


Bopara c Bailey b Maxwell 33 (Eng 160-9)

Finally, something happens. Predictably, it's a wicket. Ravi Bopara tries to break the shackles, dancing to aim a swipe at Glenn Maxwell, succeeding only in miscuing to cover. One wicket left. Put the kettle on.


Tats in Shrewsbury: Watching TMS updates while enduring the pain of Sunday morning kid's club cinema. Even the uber-painful adverts for Dora the Explorer are a welcome break from the difficult reading this England performance is delivering. Hopefully this is England lulling the opposition into false security prior to World Club. Hopefully.....

Eng 159-8 (Bopara 33, Finn 5)

George Bailey shuffles his pack, asking Josh Hazlewood to put England to sleep. Two men catching on the leg side, but Steve Finn still doing well in his bad to see out the draw. Bailey has a chinwag with Steve Smith, possibly about tactics, possibly about where they're going to have dinner tonight. The required rate is at exactly 10 per over.

Brad Hogg

Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Sometimes you have those days that you just want to forget as a player and Chris Woakes has had that today. But, he's got to go away and pray to the cricketing gods that in 13 days time, things will be a lot better for him."

Eng 158-8 (target 279)

It's hard to put in to words how little is left in this match. Even the sun has stopped watching. What is interesting is that ninth-wicket stand is now worth 28, the second-highest of the England innings.

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Taggy Elliot: Sucks having an Aussie boyfriend when we're being torn apart by the Aussie bowlers. Sort it out before the WC I beg you.

Lee Fairweather: Amazing how far we have fell behind the Aussies in such a short time after being so dominant against them.

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Eng 151-8

Even the umpires don't seem keen on ending this one, with Simon Fry turning down an lbw shout from Mitchell Marsh against Steven Finn that looks stone dead. James Faulkner has, in fact, not left the ground. He's sitting in the Australia dressing room, getting a peck on the cheek from a blonde lady. Have you read Of Mice And Men? England are doing a good Lennie at the moment.

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Matt Barron: Just woke up and checked the score. Not the greatest way to start a Sunday, but no real surprise either

James Rudd: Wow, not what I wanted to wake up to. This makes the hangover feel even worse

Peter Beck: Another game, another poor showing from Morgan and Bopara. #GroundHogDay

Eng 150-8 (target 279)

Glenn Maxwell, with 95 and three-fer a decent shout for man of the match, is back in a bid to improve what has already been an excellent day for him. Now beardless (that was before the match started, he hasn't had a shave mid-game), he twirls his off-breaks down without looking. England's batting powerplay coming up. Could be a game-changer.

Brad Hogg

Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"James Faulkner's condition will be a bit of a concern for the Australia selectors, but Shane Watson is waiting in the wings having just returned from an injury himself. Moises Henriques is probably somebody in contention should Australia need to draft in a replacement to the squad."

Eng 147-8 (Bopara 24, Finn 4)

Still Mitchell Marsh, with the huge figure of Steven Finn doing his bit as the Watford Wall as the sun just dips behind a cloud. It's fair to say that this game is now meandering. Bopara, meanwhile, has doubled his run tally for the series.

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Russell Higginbotham: Is it too late to swap Woakes for Stokes? As their names rhyme do you think no one will notice if we sneaked him in?

Adam F: Fortunately for England, they've made enough to avoid the follow on..

Ben Matthews: Is there a prize for getting half of the required total?

Eng 144-8 (Bopara 22, Finn 3)

Cricket is unique in the way it can prolong a defeat. England are done here, toast, yet we must go through the formalities until the misery is complete. Still the loose-limbed Mitchell Starc in the Perth evening sunshine, casting a long shadow as lollops in. Ooofff, that's a snorter, almost taking Bopara's nose off.

Alan Mullally

Ex-England seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"How do England turn this around? Practice, practice, practice. But, I don't understand this inability to get yorkers right by the bowlers. They're supposed to be international standard, but they can't seem to execute it."

Dropped catch

Eng 138-8

Does Mitchell Johnson want to prolong England's agony? This is a shocker of a dropped catch, shelling a chance presented by Ravi Bopara at mid-on. Johnson had just been replaced by Mitchell Marsh, so perhaps he was quietly seething under his cap. We have a drink. England on the whiskey.

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Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain

On Twitter: For England's ODI team you get the feeling it was two steps forward on Friday but not sure how many steps back after today.

Eng 134-8 (Bopara 19, Finn 1)

Australia want to get this over, recalling Mitchell Starc to the attack in place of Glenn Maxwell. James Faulkner, by the way, has left the ground with rib soreness. Home coach Darren Lehmann is so relaxed that he's having a spin on an exercise bike. Ravi Bopara is going through an exercise in crease occupation. Not much happening, England going nowhere.


Sam in Paris: My phone beeps each time England lose a wicket. It's beeping so often it's spelt out "England suck under pressure" in Morse code.

Eng 130-8 (target 279)

Steven Finn was spared the pleasure of Mitchell Johnson last winter, but now he has the chance to get himself acquainted with the Aussie menace. Johnson sends the leather past Finn's nose, then decides he wants to hunt his body from round the wicket. in fairness to Finn, his defence against Johnson is looking reasonable enough. Problem is, England need to score at more than seven an over.


Broad c sub (Cummins) b Maxwell 24 (Eng 130-8)

Glenn Maxwell of Australia celebrates
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Stuart Broad wasn't going to die wondering. Teeing off at every ball, his innings comes to an inevitable end, he swipes at Glenn Maxwell, with Pat Cummins doing the business in the deep. Not much longer to run in this one.

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Eng 130-7

Not out, just a smidge of boot behind the line. And then...

Third umpire

Eng 129-7

Brad Haddin taking the bails off. Broad gone?