Australia's tour of England comes to an end as the hosts face the men down under in the final One Day International (ODI) of the five match series at Southampton on Monday. The last game will be the decider after England levelled the series at 1-1 after winning the fourth ODI by three wickets.
Where to Watch Live
The match is scheduled to start at 2pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2. Real-time internet updates are on ESPN Cricinfo.
After routing Australia 3-0 in the Investec Ashes test series, England have levelled the ODI series at 1-1. The hosts come into the game on the back of a three wicket victory over the Aussies and shall go into the final ODI with a viable chance of putting their dominance beyond doubt this tour.
The hosts decided to field first after winning the toss. Australia were bowled out for 227 after their top order failed to fire with the bat. George Bailey's knock of 80 followed by Adam Voges and Mathew Wade's contribution in the middle saw the visitors post a decent total on the board.
The result was decided in the final over of the game as England won the tie with three balls to spare. Michael Carberry was the only top order batsmen to shine as the opener was bowled for 63. Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott and Joe Root fell in quick succession, allowing Eoin Morgan to help Carberry rescue his side.
England's skipper played a match winning knock of 53 and was well accompanied by Jos Buttler. The latter remained unbeaten till the end and managed an impressive 65 runs from only 48 balls. The ODI has all the makings of a classic with Australia looking to salvage some pride after what has been a disastrous tour for men in yellow.
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W L W
- Last Result: beat Australia by three wickets
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W W L L
- Last Result: lost to England by three wickets
Probable Line-up: Pietersen, Carberry, Trott, Morgan (c), Bopara, Buttler (wk), Stokes, Jordan, Tredwell, Finn, Rankin
Probable Line-up: Marsh, Finch, Watson, Clarke (c), Bailey, Voges, Wade (wk), Faulkner, Johnson, McKay, Ahmed
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