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Mark Mitchener and Marc Higginson

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  1. Sun sets on the international summer

    And as the last few fans start to drift away from Old Trafford, another English international summer comes to an end. It's been a rollercoaster ride with this summer's games against New Zealand and Australia. Never predictable - but that's why we follow sport, isn't it?

    As I mentioned, there's plenty more county cricket on the BBC in the next couple of weeks - and after we've had the chance to pause for breath, the first Test against Pakistan begins in Abu Dhabi a month today. TMS will be there - and we'll be setting our alarm clocks to bring you the live text, with matches starting at 07:00 BST (and 06:00 GMT when the clocks go back after the second Test).

    But until then, pour yourself a measure of your favourite beverage, put your feet up and relax - the Ashes belong to England again. Thanks for your company all summer, we'll see you soon.

  2. Email

    Steve Harris, Scarborough: So. 11 matches played and England win 6-5 (and get the Ashes back). I'll take that. I think most England supporters would!

  3. Coach's view

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann on Sky Sports: "I'm very pleased with the young fellas. I think we lost two-thirds of our World Cup-winning side. It gave the young guys time to play.

    "We are good at it, winning, certainly in the one-dayers, maybe not in the Test matches.

    "There is a bit of rebuilding to do but great times ahead. These players have got what it takes. They can do what they need to do but it's knowing when to do them. We have got some depth which is pleasing."

  4. Text 81111

    Shiv, London: Disappointing BUT if you had said after that World Cup that we'd beat NZ and take the Aussies to the last game and I would've laughed! Laid good stepping stones!

  5. Captain's view

    Australia captain Steve Smith: "It was an extremely satisfying win. The boys came out and played some good cricket.

    "But I must say I've got a lot of concern for Eoin and hope he is OK. This team has been through a few tough things and you never want to see that happen out on the field.

    "[Bowling] is one part we haven't done well but we hit some good areas and let the wicket do the work."

  6. Text 81111

    Ben Stokes, Jason Roy and Alex Hales

    Chris, IOW: Bad today but on the whole hopeful stuff from England -openers a worry but both captains give team a good future.

  7. Post update

    The ODI trophy

    Steve Smith receives the pelican-shaped ODI trophy before the champagne starts to flow. I wonder if Heathrow will charge him excess baggage tomorrow? (Australia is the only place which has ever charged me for it!).

  8. Man of the series

    Mitchell Marsh

    Mitchell Marsh, by the way, was not only man/Mitch of the match - he's also picking up the champagne as man of the series.

  9. Post update

    The Aussies are getting their medals from ECB chief Colin Graves.

    Late call-up Peter Handscomb is the last man up... but as he didn't actually make an appearance in the series and remains uncapped, his employers Gloucestershire will hope he remains able to play for them on his UK passport as a non-overseas player.

  10. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Anders: England exposed as relying too much on Morgan. Middle order hasn't performed at all.

  11. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "For me, there's only one moment of the summer - Stuart Broad bowling them out at Nottingham. 8-15 - it was pure theatre. He won the Ashes in two hours. I've only seen one magic moment like that in 50 years of playing and watching cricket, when Curtly Ambrose bowled England out for 46 at Trinidad."

  12. Man of the match

    Australia's Mitchell Marsh, who took 4-27: "It's been a good summer. I've been working on my bowling for a few months now and it's good to be contributing to the team now. In a wicket like that, it's important to put the ball into the right area. I want to keep improving in both facets of the game."

  13. Man of the match

    Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh who took 4-27 is named as man of the match. (And indeed, Mitch of the match).

  14. (Stand-in) Captain's view

    England stand-in captain James Taylor on TMS: "Eoin got an unbelievable ball from Mitchell Starc, he was a bit groggy and hopefully he can just rest up for the next few days. That injury probably did cost us, it's not good to see a member of your team hit like that but the guys have got to put it to the back of their minds. Credit to Australia, but on our part we weren't good enough in that middle section. It wasn't our day today."

  15. Captain's view

    More from Australia captain Steve Smith on TMS, on Eoin Morgan's injury: "It's never good when you see someone hit on the head, so I hope he's OK. Mitchell Starc was a little bit shaken up, he was close to Phillip Hughes."

  16. Post update

    A bit of TMS housekeeping - you'll be able to listen to commentary on the County Championship Division Two title decider between Lancashire and Surrey on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (and online) from tomorrow morning.

    And the One-Day Cup final between Gloucestershire and Surrey next Saturday will be on BBC Radio 4 Long Wave (and online) - but not on Sports Extra.

  17. Captain's view

    Australia captain Steve Smith on TMS: "It turned out to be a good toss to lose, the guys were able to bowl in good areas and reap the rewards. We are the world champions, but only four of us in this XI today were in that World Cup final side, so it's good to have depth. Hopefully this young group can keep playing well."

  18. Champagne moments

    If you missed TMS's interval discussion about the champagne moments of the summer, you can listen to it again as a podcast.

    And there will be champagne flowing in Yorkshire - they've just won the Women's County Championship.

  19. View from the press box

  20. Post update

    Australia's squad for Bangladesh will be named later this week, we expect. I wouldn't expect we'll have to wait too long for England to name their squad to face Pakistan in the UAE either.

    Stay with us for the presentation, which will be coming up soon.

  21. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Robert Wolf Petersen: C'est la vie. Perhaps bring Moeen, or even Willey, up to open next time we play ODIs. Vince has to be due a knock soon.

  22. Post update

    Adam Collins

    BBC Test Match Special

    "There's a view forming that with David Warner out injured for Bangladesh, it could be Shaun Marsh opening with Joe Burns. Burns is a bit like Alex Hales - before this series he was a lock to open in the first Test in Chittagong, but he's had a run of low scores here. You're also looking at Usman Khawaja or Cameron Bancroft. I think they'll be resting Johnson and Hazlewood in Bangladesh, so Starc may lead the attack, but he's had a huge workload as he plays all formats and the IPL, so they may be tempted to go with Pattinson and Cummins."

  23. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There's just enough time for Australia to get home before they go on tour again. But long term, Australia just need to find a couple of substantial batsmen from somewhere, and they'll be OK."

  24. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Trevor Allison: After a fantastic summer of revolutional ODI cricket Eng decide to go back to pre-World Cup shambles! Thanks for the memories.

  25. Post update

    Adam Collins

    BBC Test Match Special

    "When they got here in the third week of June, Australia would have been expecting much more from this tour. They did a demolition job in the Caribbean, which England didn't manage, and all signs were pointing towards an easy retention of the Ashes. But as we saw in those back-to-back Tests in the Midlands, it wasn't to be. There will be some soul-searching, but this being international cricket, they're off to Bangladesh in a couple of weeks."

  26. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Mo Mustafa: At least the last two matches prove winning the toss does not guarantee a win.

    Evan Samuel: A poor game but a good finish for Oz, particularly after losing two on the spin. Hope Morgan is OK.

  27. Post update

    Adam Collins

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I think England kept Rashid on too long, they should have gone to Moeen Ali a little earlier if I were in James Taylor's shoes."

    Vic Marks adds: "You wouldn't fit into James Taylor's shoes."

  28. Post update

    Aaron Finch and George Bailey celebrate

    And so, a marathon tour ends - England win the Tests 3-2 and the Twenty20 international, but Australia win the ODIs 3-2.

  29. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Everyone thought this was a great toss to win, but the game was won in the first hour by Australia. England have underperformed. They've been thrashed today and Australia will go home with a trophy."

  30. Champagne moment


  31. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "England had hope of a series win but Australia snuffed that out with a superb performance with the ball."

  32. Aus 140-2 - AUSTRALIA WIN

    Reece Topley, George Bailey and Aaron Finch

    That's the ball game - Bailey slices a four through the vacant slip cordon and Australia have won.

  33. Aus 136-2

    Topley bowls, Finch nudges, a tumbling stop by Moeen at short fine leg cuts off the winning hit. They run one.

  34. Aus 135-2 (target 139)

    Bailey can't get the last ball away. Safe to say Finch should finish it this over.

  35. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I've been asked about the man of the series, but I don't want to betray the answer I gave. But I think I know who's got it. There are a lot of candidates and the written press have been quite meticulous in their selection."

  36. Aus 135-2

    Bailey goes down the ground... but it's picked up at long-on and they can only run two. Four to win.

  37. Text 81111

    Si in Kent: Looks like this match will end with less than 60 overs bowled in total. Can't they play a quick 20/20 match to give the crowd their money's worth.

  38. Aus 133-2

    This is taking the mickey now... Bailey cheekily reverse-sweeps Moeen for a single and exchanges a joke with the bowler. A single from Finch means it's six to win. A challenge for Bailey to do it in one hit?

  39. Post update

  40. Aus 131-2 (target 139)

    George Bailey

    Australia keep chipping away at their target, two singles and a leg bye reduce the requirement to eight runs to win. From 27 overs.

  41. Aus 128-2

    Nothing's going England's way at all here - Topley bowls a bouncer, Bailey ducks, Bairstow underarms a throw to the stumps which is wide, and the batsmen run a bye. To add insult to injury, it's signalled as a wide so it's counted against the bowler. Finch helps a single off his legs, and another loose delivery is tickled away by Bailey for four leg byes. 11 to win.

  42. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The regret this summer is that, even though it was a captivating Ashes series, we didn't get any close games. It won't go into the annals like 2005 which was the best series I've ever seen."

  43. Aus 121-2 (target 139)

    Aaron Finch

    Finch, sweeping to order, is not going to have enough runs available to get a century here - but he's looking at an 80 not out here. Another four and a two take him to 66 from 60 balls - Australia need 18 from 28 overs to win the series.

  44. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "The crowd are doing a slow Mexican Wave - it probably shows how much they are watching the cricket. There's nothing to keep them interested now."

  45. Aus 115-2

    The Old Trafford crowd

    The increasingly restless crowd attempt a Mexican wave - a sure sign of boredom among a beered-up cricket audience - as the match continues to drift towards an inevitable conclusion. Finch and the grinning Bailey keep the scoreboard ticking with ones and twos.

  46. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Rachel T: Shame we couldn't finish the summer with a thriller, but we have the Ashes & that is the whole point of playing Australia!

  47. Aus 111-2 (need 28 more to win)

    Alec Stewart has his wish - ODI rookie Reece Topley is on, bowling his left-arm seam round the wicket, and he's charged with a wide before the irrepressible Finch punches a four down the ground, and opens the face to knock a single to third man. He has 57 from 55 balls, Bailey has 32 from 34.

  48. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    James Taylor

    Richard Parfitt: It's one of those days where you watch out of obligation, rather than enjoyment.

  49. Aus 105-2 (target 139)

    This is a ninth fifty for Finch in his 52nd ODI, by the way - he also has six hundreds. Might he be in the shake-up for the Test squad in Bangladesh, given that with Chris Rogers and Shane Watson retired from Tests, and David Warner injured, they need (at least) two new openers?

  50. 50 for Aaron Finch

    Aus 104-2

    Aaron Finch

    Finch clubs Moeen for a couple of fours with two powerful sweep shots - with a half-hearted lbw appeal between them - to bring up his fifty from 47 balls. Australia are also into three figures.

  51. Aus 96-2

    To the continued surprise of Alec Stewart on TMS, Adil Rashid is still bowling - and the third-wicket pair of Finch and Bailey (who sound like a TV drama detective duo) continue their unruffled progress - three singles and a two. Transport for Greater Manchester might be advised to get some extra trams running on the Altrincham line, there will be queues at Old Trafford soon.

  52. Text 81111

    John in Swindon: If, as seems likely Australia win here, it will be 6-5 to England across the whole summer. Probably an accurate reflection of the merits of the two sides.

  53. Aus 91-2 (Finch 41, Bailey 29)

    Moeen Ali

    It's going to be spin from both ends, at least for a little while, as the splendidly-bearded off-spinner Moeen Ali takes over at the Pavilion End. Bailey and Finch plunder a couple of singles as Moeen keeps it tight, but these two look in absolute control. Only two off the over, but only 48 more needed from 32 overs.

  54. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Jack Mendel: Leggies always bowl a bit of rubbish. Rashid seems to bowl not enough magic in between bouts of rubbish though.

  55. Aus 89-2 (target 139)

    A slight surprise as Rashid gets another over, after going round the park last over - after a single takes Bailey to 28, Finch powerfully sweeps another four to move to 40 from 38 balls.

  56. Post update

    Alec Stewart

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Eoin Morgan watches on

    "It's been all about Australia since the break. England would have talked about taking early wickets but it didn't happen and Australia have done exactly what they needed to do. It will take a bit of magic for England now."

  57. Aus 84-2 (partnership 53)

    Charles and Alec on TMS have spotted a couple of Teletubbies nursing fresh pints of beer in the crowd - "let's hope they don't get too Dipsy" quips Mr Dagnall. But England's bowling is a bit La-La at the moment as Finch clubs Wood for another four. Not much their Tinky-Winky stand-in skipper, the diminutive James Taylor, can do from here. Australia need 55 more from 34 overs.

  58. Post update

    Alec Stewart

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Aaron Finch

    "Finch sets up well. He plays the ball late and hits it back where it comes from, which are the attributes you need when playing in England. It's amazing he has had such a poor time at Yorkshire."

  59. Aus 80-2 (Finch 32, Bailey 27)

    Finch steers a two to the slightly dawdling Moeen Ali at third man - he's not had a lot of the strike in the last couple of overs. A lovely-looking off-drive beats the diving Topley and Australia are going to win this at a canter.

  60. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Australia are careering towards victory here. It's a bit of a hiding to nothing for Adil Rashid without having the runs on the board."

  61. Aus 74-2 (target 139)

    Now it's Bailey's turn to tuck into Rashid, helping himself to a two before dragging down a half-volley which Bailey punches through cow corner for four. After two more fours, both pulled wide of long-on, that's 24 runs in two overs from Rashid and probably the last we'll see of him in this series. Australia are more than halfway to their target.

  62. Aus 60-2 (Wood 4-1-15-1)

    An attacking move - with not many runs to play with, England bring in a second slip. They need wickets. Having begun with those three fours, Bailey tips-and-runs his first single into the covers.

  63. Aus 59-2 (target 139)

    George Bailey

    Finch dabs into the covers, a risky single to the fleet-footed sub fielder Sam Billings (on for the concussed Eoin Morgan) but Finch makes his ground ahead of the Kent man's throw. Wood bowls a probing line to Bailey, with a slip in place, but the Tasmanian moves his score to 12 - all in boundaries - as he cuts for four.

  64. Aus 54-2 (Finch 25, Bailey 8)

    Finch continues to plunder runs from his Yorkshire team-mate Rashid, expertly placing a very fine sweep for three past the keeper - in fact, it's signalled as leg byes. Australia need 85 more from 37 overs.

    Elsewhere in the world of cricket, England vice-captain and BBC Sport columnist Heather Knight should take a bow - she's just carried her bat for Berkshire today, scoring 162 not out from a score of 262-9 against Sussex in the Women's County Championship at Horsham.

  65. Aus 51-2 (target 139)

    Aaron Finch

    England turn to spin for the first time - Adil Rashid often leaks runs, but often takes wickets. The leg-spinner's dilemma? Finch cuts his first ball for four - and swats the second over long-off for six. Ouch.

  66. Text 81111

    Al in Cardiff: Best moment of the Ashes was listening to first morning of the Trent Bridge Test on holiday in Marbella. I kept jumping up and down as each wicket fell and people round the pool must have thought I was nuts.

  67. Aus 41-2 (Finch 15, Bailey 8)

    England persist with Mark Wood at the Pavilion End after he removed Steve Smith in the over before the break. Opener Aaron Finch gets the scoreboard moving with a single again, while the crowd sound a little rowdier than before lunch - perhaps a Sunday lunchtime pint or two has taken effect. But when Wood sends one down too short, Bailey pulls him for four.

    Stand-in captain James Taylor is still under the lid at short leg - not normally a place for skippers to field, though I remember Mark Nicholas taking a couple of bat-pad catches in the 1988 B&H Cup final for Hampshire against Derbyshire, after posting himself there.

  68. Aus 36-2 (target 139)

    It's David Willey to continue at the Brian Statham End, having taken 1-13 from five overs before the interval. And it's now three maidens from six overs for the Northants left-armer as he doesn't give George Bailey an inch.

  69. Champagne moment

    The TMS discussion concludes with mention of some of the sensational catches we've seen this summer.

    We're ready to go again at Old Trafford - Australia are 36-2 after 10 overs, needing just 139 - that's 103 more - to win from the last 40 overs.

  70. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The perception at the start of the summer was that England needed to prepare slow, flat pitches to negate Australia's fast bowlers. But then it became clear that slow, flat pitches were the last ones England would want, as they couldn't get Australia out."

  71. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "At the start of the summer, England had no chance in the Ashes. After the New Zealand series, a little chance. After the first day at Cardiff, I thought it could be a little different. But then after Lord's..."

  72. Champagne moment

    Mark Wood will always have a place in Ashes history - having bowled the delivery to win the Ashes when he castled Nathan Lyon at Trent Bridge.

  73. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    "Just when you think you've seen all the different types of interval entertainment, Old Trafford comes up with a belter. At one end of the wicket is a washing machine. I think the door is open and the drum exposed. At the other end, men and women with cricket balls. Is the objective to hit the machine or get the ball in the drum? Either way, it's brilliant. However, I'm not sure how much use the machine is after it's been clonked with leather."

  74. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Robert Wolf Petersen: Win or lose today, I'm happy with the direction this England side is heading, both in ODIs and Tests.

  75. Champagne moment

    Stuart Broad

    That look on Stuart Broad's face in that Trent Bridge match - when Stokes took that catch - also has won a few votes as one of TMS's moments of the summer.

  76. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Stokes has been a revelation this summer as he's always in the contest. If he's not scoring runs, taking wickets or catches, he's involved in controversy. His spell in the second innings at Trent Bridge, when Australia got to 100-0, he got the ball hooping around. He's always going to produce spells which win you a game on his own."

  77. Champagne moment

    Ben Stokes's brilliant one-handed catch off Stuart Broad at Trent Bridge is the latest moment under the spotlight. A sensational grab.

  78. Champagne moment

    TMS are now remembering Steven Finn's renaissance in the third Test at Edgbaston.

  79. Champagne moment

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a massive moment when Haddin dropped Joe Root at Cardiff. Root was dropped for that final Test at Sydney so his memory bank wouldn't have been good. If he had walked off with England 40-4 they might not have recovered and we might have been looking at a different result."

  80. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Andy Plowright: The result today is irrelevant. We won the Ashes - and both the sun and Smith are out. Perfect.

  81. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Alex Perkins: All this praise for Ben Stokes this summer! What about Joe Root? Class performance and calm batsmanship throughout. Now No 1!

  82. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "That one-day series was good for the senior core of the team who weren't involved - Cook, Bell, Anderson. With that modern way of playing, I've never heard the roars from the crowd get so big."

  83. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "One thing I would take away from one-day cricket this summer is that you've really looked forward to coming to one-dayers again."

  84. Champagne moment

    Jonny Bairstow seeing England home in the final ODI of the record-breaking New Zealand series is the latest moment to look back on.

  85. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Peter Moores was always quoted as saying that they wanted to play more exciting cricket, but it never seemed to permeate through in their selections. It only came through this summer."

  86. Text 81111

    John from Little Baddiw: I still have a feeling there is a twist left in this game.

  87. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "You've got to put Paul Farbrace into the equation. He was the interim coach at the time, and allowed England to play with that freedom. At 30-4 a year ago, I question whether they would have gone out and played as freely as they did at Lord's. They have a group of younger players who naturally play that way."

  88. Champagne moment

    Brendon McCullum also features in the review of the summer after he hit his first ball for six in the second Test at Headingley.

  89. Post update

    Ed Smith

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Stokes, someone unburdened by the politics of the World Cup, came through and they put the troubles of the past behind them, playing in a very positive way in all formats. A heartening summer."

  90. Champagne moment

    Ben Stokes bowling Brendon McCullum first ball also got a few votes from you as a moment of the summer.

  91. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Joe Root, Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad had good summers but I think Ben Stokes has been the pivotal figure. It was his presence at number six on the first day at Lord's against New Zealand that got them out of trouble before he got a hundred in the second innings. He's had that X factor, been that powerhouse."

  92. Champagne moment

    Here we go on TMS - the first moment of the summer they're looking back at is Ben Stokes's record hundred against New Zealand at Lord's, coming from 85 balls - the fastest at the home of cricket.

  93. Post update

  94. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    England Physical Disability captain Iain Nairn on TMS: "Hopefully the Red Cross can get more countries to come and take part. But it probably needs the ICC to get involved. The dream would be to hold a full World Cup - I'm 35 and it would be great if there was a World Cup in my lifetime, ideally in the UK. But it might have to be on the subcontinent as there were tens of millions of people watching us on the TV out there."

  95. Moment of the summer

    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Anonymous: Travelling 400 mile round trip to see England win Ashes and watching 39 mins of cricket at Trent Bridge on day 3. 2nd best whole pub rooting for Australia on Friday to bat as long as possible to go to day 3! Biggest applause on winning Ashes to umpires for taking them off for bad light on Friday night.

    Please remember to put your names on your texts.

  96. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Maddy Raman: Terrible from England but an early finish means I can get the train back to London sooner. Every cloud...

    Chris Mcgleave: I'm far from disappointed. Yes it looks like the series is gone. But this is an exciting young side that will have ups and downs.

  97. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    Iain Nairn on TMS

    England Physical Disability captain Iain Nairn on TMS: "We've got some guys with cerebral palsy, some amputees and some guys who have had cancer and have artificial knees. We don't noticeably limp - though I can spot a leg amputee because of their gait - but we fancy ourselves to take most catches, and we don't use runners or anything. This is the beauty of cricket - you can play, as long as you can match the level of your disability to your opponent's."

  98. Champagne moments - vote closed

    Our final cricket vote of the summer has now closed. We asked for your moment of the summer and 51% voted for Stuart Broad's first over at Trent Bridge. In second was that amazing Ben Stokes catch in the same innings at Trent Bridge, and third was a tie between Glenn Maxwell's boundary catch in the fourth ODI and Brad Haddin's drop of Joe Root at Cardiff.

    You can find the full results on the right-hand side of your screen, or via the "Vote" tab.

    Stand by for more champagne moments of the summer on TMS.

  99. Moment of the summer

    Joseph Stead: Maybe not champagne moment, but cheese moment was the crowd offering Mitchell Marsh a cheeseboard in the final Test.

  100. Champagne moment

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    TMS are speaking to Iain Nairn, captain of the England Physical Disability side which won a tournament in Bangladesh this week - but after that, they will be replaying some of your "champagne moments" of the summer.

  101. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ben Fox: Unless the wicket is essentially a road - then Steve Smith is an average batsman.

  102. Post update

    If you're wondering why we've stopped - the regulations provide that if the team batting first gets bowled out this early in an ODI, they have a 10-minute interval, then Team 2 bats until the scheduled interval.

  103. Lunch scorecard

    Australia 36-2 (10 overs) - Finch 14*, Bailey 4*

    England bowling: Willey 5-2-13-1, Topley 3-1-17-0, Wood 2-1-4-1.

    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Burns 0), 2-31 (Smith 12)

    England 138-9 (all out) (33 overs)

    Australia bowling: Starc 9-1-44-1, Hastings 10-2-21-3, Cummins 6-0-33-0, M Marsh 6-0-27-4, Agar 2-0-12-1

    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Roy 4), 2-13 (Hales 4), 3-22 (Taylor 12), 4-56 (Bairstow 10), 5-72 (Moeen 5), 6-72 (Willey 0), 7-85 (Stokes 42), 8-106 (Wood 13), 138-9 (Topley 6)

    Full scorecard

  104. Interval

    Aus 36-2 (target 139)

    Looks like a bit of time-wasting from Australia to ensure they won't face another over before lunch - Finch wants a replacement bat for the last ball before the interval. He survives - Australia need 103 more from 40 overs. But now it's time for some food.

  105. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a good start from James Taylor in his role as leader of this team. He's done it before though, for Notts and England 'A'. He's going under the helmet now. That's leadership for you."

  106. Aus 35-2

    Brave leadership from stand-in skipper James Taylor - he dons a helmet and posts himself at short leg for the new batsman Bailey. But he can do nothing as Bailey punishes Wood with a fourth through the covers.

  107. Coming up at lunch...

  108. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Steve: Will Taylor put the spinner on for an over before lunch?

  109. WICKET

    Smith c Bairstow b Wood 12 (Aus 31-2)

    Mark Wood celebrates

    It's the wicket England would have wanted - Cap'n Smith drives at Wood and it's a second catch for Jonny Bairstow. Will Australia defy convention and send out a lunch watchman? Nope - it's George Bailey in at four.

  110. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It used to be the case that in domestic 55 over matches, there was a lunch and tea break. That meant you might start your innings 10 or 15 minutes before tea and you'd play a bit more cannily then."

  111. Aus 31-1 (Willey 5-2-13-1)

    Plenty of white fluffy cloud around - we're only a couple of six hits from Old Trafford, here at Beeb Towers in Salford Quays - but don't expect any Mancunian rain to save England today. Finch is watchful against the economical Willey - it's another maiden over.

    Some interesting chat on TMS about who England should take to the UAE to open against Pakistan. By the reaction on Twitter earlier, I don't think many of you would be backing Alex Hales...

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    Ben Pathe: Disappointing innings but timely reminder that this England side is work in progress. Had a summer of huge progress.

  113. Aus 31-1 (target 139)

    England make that early change - Mark Wood replaces Topley, who has 0-17 from three, at the Pavilion End. The Durham right-armer starts with two slips, but keeps it nice and tight for a maiden over, with his pace pushing 91mph.

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    Ed Smith

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I used to like batting at the top of the order in one-day cricket because there were plenty of gaps, meaning you got full value for your shots. However, if I got a free hit early on I'd find it disorientating to switch gears."

  115. Aus 31-1 (Finch 14, Smith 12)

    England continue with their two left-armers for now, though I'd have thought Mark Wood will get a bowl before the interval. Willey bowls, Smith helps himself to a two, so both batsmen are into double figures. - and the Aussie captain nudges a single to long leg to keep the strike.

  116. Moment of the summer

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    Ben Stokes

    imogen: Has to be England v New Zealand @ Lord's day five, I was there and the atmosphere was electric!

    Test Match Special have been asking for some of your champagne moments of the summer - and will be playing a few during the interval.

  117. Aus 28-1 (target 139)

    The runs are flowing off Topley's bowling at the moment - two singles are added, the second of which comes off a no-ball so Finch will receive a "free hit" ball. Taylor can change the field as it's a different batsman facing... but the pugnacious Finch blasts the "free hit" ball for four through long-off. Australia need 111 more... from a mere 44 overs.

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    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The attraction of Topley is his ability to bowl at the end of the innings with his variation of pace and cutters. He's an interesting player because there are not many left-armers who bowl over the wicket from that height."

  119. Aus 21-1

    Aaron Finch

    Too short and wide from Topley, and Finch cracks him through cover point for four, before showing he's equally good on the other side of the wicket by pulling another four past the square leg umpire.

    If you're only just joining us, England captain Eoin Morgan is not on the field and has been ruled out of the rest of the match as he was hit on the helmet while batting and suffered concussion. James Taylor is standing in as skipper, with sub fielder Sam Billings on the field.

  120. Aus 13-1 (Finch 1, Smith 8)

    Willey is a bit off with his radar as he sends down his second wide of the over, England really don't have too many runs to play with here. We have just over 20 minutes until the players go off for "lunch".

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    Harry Leitch: Good to see Russell Brand taking the new ball.

  122. Aus 12-1 (target 139)

    Steve Smith

    A smattering of applause around Old Trafford as Smith, boot now in good order, laces Willey through the covers for four. After waving his bat at a wide, Smith is momentarily discomforted as Willey finds a bit of bounce and the right-hander has to fend one off from his chest.

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    Steve Smith has a screw loose - literally. The game is held up while he readjusts one of the studs in his boot.

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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Reece Topley has 1985-style George Michael stubble on his face. He isn't express pace - it's just 81mph - but it's his height, bounce and late swing which poses a problem for the batsmen."

  125. Aus 7-1 (Finch 1, Smith 4)

    Reece Topley

    Those two short mid-wickets are in place again as Smith faces Topley, who strays with a wide. Just a single off the last ball of the over for the Aussie skipper.

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    Mark Hefter: Good battle between Burns and Hales for worst opener of the series slot. Hales maybe edges it with the non referral today.

  127. Aus 5-1 (target 139)

    Finch survives the rest of a probing over from Willey, who is soon to leave Northants for Yorkshire. (His new-ball partner Topley is also on the move, set to leave Essex for Hampshire after the end of this season).

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    Alec Stewart

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Because of the angles, an average left-armer is more effective than a right-armer. Not that I'm saying David Willey is average, just that was an average ball to get out Joe Burns."

  129. Aus 5-1

    There are two short mid-wickets posted for new batsman Steve Smith - one of them is substitute fielder Sam Billings, on for the concussed Eoin Morgan who will play no further part in this game. And Aussie hearts are in mouths as Smith lifts the ball in the air... just between those two fielders. They run three.

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    Alec Stewart

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    England players celebrate

    "As bad a shot that was, I'm going to praise David Willey. He's been swinging the ball into the right-hander and then he just pushed that one away. England need to take another two wickets before the interval if they want to win this game though."

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    Burns c Bairstow b Willey 0 (Aus 2-1)

    David Willey celebrates

    Gone! A wild swish from Joe Burns as Willey slants another one across him, a feather of an edge and it's an easy catch for keeper Jonny Bairstow. Do we have a game on?

  132. Aus 1-0 (target 139)

    The bearded Topley completes a maiden over. That leg bye is the only addition to the score so far.

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    Matt Comben: Even if we lose this match we have won five and lost five ODIs against the two World Cup finalists. That's a dramatic improvement on the shambles we've had to endure for the last few years.

  134. Aus 1-0

    The tall, dark-haired Reece Topley will take the other new ball - so when did England last open the bowling with two left-arm seamers? Just the one slip in - a slight surprise considering it's wickets-or-bust for England. Finch works a leg bye to get the scoring under way.

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    Stoney: What a let down! After levelling it up I thought we might win it but when it came to the crunch we folded like a dodgy deckchair.

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    We're going to play until 14:00 BST by the way - and then (assuming Australia haven't knocked off the runs, or been bowled out by then) we will have a "proper" 40-minute interval.

  137. Aus 0-0

    Burns sees off the rest of Willey's opening over, showing a straight bat to the left-armer. Maiden over.

    And here's a positive for England - Australia are behind the required run rate, which is up to 2.84.

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    Darren in London: Unhappy with England. Chance to win the series against the current world champs. Disappointed with the lack of patience & poise. That's what cost the Aussies in the Test series.

  139. Aus 0-0 (target 139)

    The crowd are cheering any chance of an early wicket here - the right-handed Burns is hit on the pad by the first ball from left-arm seamer Willey, who then slants the next ball across his reach and has him playing and missing. An "ooh" on both occasions.

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    And we're ready to go. Joe Burns and Aaron Finch opening for Australia, with David Willey taking the new ball. Stand by.