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  1. Eng win one-off T20 international by 5 runs
  2. Aus 176-8 (Smith 90, Maxwell 44)
  3. Smith hits 90 from 53 balls (4 sixes)
  4. England 182-5 (20 overs) - Aus won toss
  5. Morgan 74 from 39 balls; Moeen 72 (46)

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By Marc Higginson and Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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All this talk about Rashid and Test cricket. If you never try him you will never know. He has one bad game and the knives come out. Can't judge someone's ability to play Test cricket on one Twenty20 match. Do we question Finn being a Test player when he's gone for nine an over?


Man of the match Moeen Ali, speaking on Sky Sports: "It was a great game. It is good to contribute. I thought we were 10-15 runs light but we bowled well, especially at the end. I am happy to bat wherever.

"To get the wicket of Maxwell was a big thing. Hopefully I'll bowl more in the ODIs. We are confident and playing well."

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#bbccricket I was wrong - great win well done to all especially death bowling and fielding

Captain's reaction

England captain Eoin Morgan, when asked if England have enough T20 matches before next year's World Cup: "It's not enough. We're trying to keep as many guys in and around the squad who are part of our one-day and T20 future. That will make it easier."

Captain's reaction

England captain Eoin Morgan, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was brilliant, a great game of cricket to win. You can learn a lot from playing in close games against top opposition. It was impressive the way Ben Stokes bowled that final over and delivered his skills after just finishing a five-game Test series. He stuck his chest out and bowled very well.

"Ben Stokes's catch changed the momentum of the game because the wicket meant it was difficult for a new batsman to come in and score quickly."

Captain's reaction

Australia players at the end of the game
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Australia captain Steven Smith on Sky Sports: "It was one of those games. Similar innings from both teams. At the end , England were able to hit a few more boundaries, which made the difference. We were hot and cold with the ball but credit to Eoin and Moeen.

"Pat Cummins was getting the ball through nicely. It is good to see the young fella back playing. All those young players are raring to go for the one-day series.

"We couldn't get another partnership going after me and Glenn [Maxwell] and that was a big difference. We were in a good position but the middle order couldn't get a boundary away at a crucial time to leave us in a better position in the last two overs."

Mel Jones

Former Australia captain on BBC Test Match Special

"I think Reece Topley stood up. It is really hard coming in to a big game against one of the best T20 teams in the world. But he had good variation and didn't panic at any time. He is a find and one England can develop."

The two teams meet again in Southampton on Thursday for the beginning of the five-game 50-over series. Judging by this game, it should be an entertaining set of ODIs. The perfect way to round off a memorable summer.

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Get in there!! Great win by England. Well done the laaaaaaads. Great character by Stokesy in the last over.

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England have finally found a worthy Freddie Flintoff replacement in Ben Stokes. Wonderful All rounder. #bbccricket

'Stokes is a superstar'

England all-rounder Moeen Ali on TMS: "We bowled brilliantly at the end. It was a great win and it is good to be back. It is great to see the captain in such good form ahead of the one-dayers. Watching against New Zealand, I really missed it. The way the boys played suits the way I want to play.

"We just needed one wicket when that partnership was built. Smith and Maxwell are good players and thankfully I was able to make the breakthrough. Ben Stokes is a superstar in our team. It is good to have him."

Perhaps players from around the world need to play in our domestic T20 instead of IPL & Big Bash to improve their skills!! Eng win by 5 runs


Rob: How can anybody make a judgement that a leggie's performance in T20 has any bearing on suitability for Test cricket?

Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes
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The players walk off the field, congratulating each other as they go. On the sidelines, the women's teams sit together after enjoying the drama of that failed Australian run chase.

End-of-innings scorecard

Australia 177-8 (20 overs) - England won by five runs

Batsmen: Stoinis 10*, Starc 0*

Fall of wickets: 4-1 (Warner 4), 12-2 (Watson 8), 124-3 (Maxwell 44), 161-4 (M Marsh 13), 165-5 (Smith 90), 172-6 (Wade 2), 174-7 (Coulter-Nile 0), 175-8 (Cummins 0)

Bowling figures: Willey 4-0-34-2, Finn 4-0-39-1, Topley 4-0-35-1, Rashid 3-0-32-0, Stokes 4-0-29-1, Moeen 1-0-3-1.

England 182-5 (20 overs) - Morgan 74, Moeen 72*, Cummins 2-25

Australia won toss

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Great stuff from Ben Stokes there. A final over delivered in the style of Lasith Malinga with all those yorkers. So that's another series England have won this summer, albeit a one-game one.

Aus 177-8

England win by five runs

Ben Stokes

England win! What a gem of a final over from Ben Stokes. Six runs, three wickets. Job done.


Cummins run out 0 (Aus 175-8)

There it is. England have virtually sewn up the match now. Another run out, Ben Stokes taking the bails off following a throw from the deep.


Coulter-Nile c Rashid b Stokes 0 (Aus 175-6)

Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali
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Yes! What an over this is from Ben Stokes. A full ball is hammered into the sky by Coulter-Nile and Rashid makes no mistake with the catch, coming in from third man.

Aus 174-6

On the money now, though. A perfect yorker. Dug out. Just the one. Nine from three.

Aus 173-6

Oh, Ben, what are you doing? A short, slow ball dribbles down leg side for a wide and a gift of a run to Australia.

Aus 172-6

Marcus Stoinis
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Marcus Stoinis has to win this for his team now after that sloppy run out. A play and a miss to a Ben Stokes yorker. Eleven needed from 4 balls.


Wade run out (Stokes) 1 (Aus 171-6)

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes steps up to the plate. His are a broad pair of shoulders on which to rest England's hopes. And he doesn't disappoint, keeping his calm as the Aussies look for two runs to Morgan down at long-on but make a complete mess of it to leave Wade stranded and run out.

Mel Jones

Former Australia captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Steve Smith was in control then all of a sudden everything has swung back in England's favour."

Aus 171-5

The final ball of the penultimate over is in the block hole and punched down the ground for a single. Australia need 12 to win from the final over.

Kalika Mehta

BBC Sport at Cardiff

The sun has come out and so have a large number of stewards, who are standing by the boundary edge intently as the match reaches an exciting climate. The 8,000 or so fans that have been here since 10am are going strong, although there are a few who seem to nodding off. It’s a wonder how any person could sleep through the interesting music choices of this DJ.

Aus 170-5

Just a single from a Willey yorker. Well bowled.

Aus 169-5

The new batsman is Matthew Wade, but he's at the non-striker's end as Marcus Stoinis clubs four through the leg side.

Mel Jones

Former Australia captain on BBC Test Match Special

Sam Billings and Ben Stokes

"Steve Smith just 10 shy of a hundred, England fielders know that might be the wicket that sways it back to them."


Smith c Billings b Willey 90 (165-5)

David Willey
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Huge. Smith pops one up to Sam Billings who is in the deep on leg side. England have their man. That could be the game-winning moment. Take a bow, though, Steve Smith. 90 from 53 balls.

Aus 165-4

David Willey round the wicket and Stoinis tickles a single.

Aus 164-4

Willey to finish his allocation. Just one from his first as Smith pulls to deep mid-wicket.

Aus 163-4 (need 20 from 12 balls)

Marcus Stoinis, on debut and with less than 100 T20 runs to his name in his entire career, is the new batsman. He punches an easy single down the ground to give the strike to Steve Smith. A yorker ends Reece Topley's spell and it's dug out for another single by Smith.

Mel Jones

Former Australia captain on BBC Test Match Special

Reece Topley

"Take a bow Topley, he had the confidence to bowl the slower ball, he's obviously got some good variety and that will help his confidence."


Marsh b Topley 13 (Aus 161-4)

Mitchell Marsh is bowled by Reece Topley

Brilliant from Topley, who picks up his first international wicket with a slower ball that out-wits Marsh. The Aussie batsman swings and edges on to his own stumps. A much-needed wicket for England. It is not Smith but it is very, very welcome. The home side have a chance now.

Aus 161-3 (need 22 from 15 balls)

Awful fielding from Moeen Ali who takes his eyes off the ball and it snakes through his crossed legs for four. Mitchell Marsh will take that. Steve Smith might want to think about his century from here but his main focus is clearly on the team effort as he continues to play his shots - muscling a single into the leg side.


David in Spain: Although it pains me to say so, I don't see Adil Rashid as a Test spinner. But where on the current county circuit are we going to find a Daniel Vettori?

Aus 155-3 (28 runs needed off 18 balls)

Smith lets out an almighty groan as he misses a slow bouncer that loops past his flashing bat. He then punches one into the off side for a single before Marsh is then kept to one. Good second half of the over but all the damage was done in the first half by the brilliant Aussie skipper.