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Australia vs England, 5th ODI, England in Australia 2013-14

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Australia won by 5 runs | Australia Vs England Live Score, 5th ODI

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England should have won the series 3-2. But they lost two close games and ended up losing 1-4. In Brisbane, Faulkner scored 25 runs in 10 balls to snatch victory and here at Adelaide they were on course before a brain fade. They need to find winning ways soon and the T20I series will given them the opportunity to do that. With couple of new faces coming in they should certainly look forward to it.
Clarke: 'It is good to win the game. We were poor with the bat but the bowlers responded well. Told the boys that we need to get wickets if we have to win. Both teams found it difficult to get the runs and credit to the bowlers. There are two days before I fly to South Africa, so will look to have some rest. I would like to congratulate Alastair and England. We wish them all the best in the future. I would also like to thank the crowd who have backed us all through the summer.'
Cook: 'We should have got over the line there. Credit to Australia as they held their nerve. We lost two close games which we should have won. We should have got on a roll which we could not do. We have lot to work on and there are plenty of things we need to improve on. Still a year left for the World Cup, so we will work hard and be ready in time. Those (when asked about Bopara's dismissal) kind of things happen. I would like to thank the supporters.'
Finch: 'Yeah, it was nice to start the series off well. It is great to win the series. It has been a long summer, so it is fantastic to finish it with a win. It has been great to be around this side. Felt nice to get two hundreds and I have still got areas to improve. The key is to support the bowlers. All of them bowled well at crucial times and we had a bit of luck as well.'
Finch is the Man of the Series for a series aggregate of 258 runs which included 2 hundreds.
Faulkner : 'It was an incredible game of cricket. Great to win on Australian Day. This win was for the crowd. I have played really well this series but we have played well as a team. There is great belief in this team. We believe we can chase down any target and defend any totals. Now looking forward to the T20 series.'
Faulkner is the Man of the Match for his knock of 27 and 2 wickets with the ball.
Australia have been the better side. They go back to the No.1 spot in the ODI rankings. They held their nerves in close games which allowed them to win the series 4-1. Finch was their main man with the bat as he notched up two hundreds and Faulkner was the finisher who was also their death bowler as he picked up 11 wickets this series.
Bopara tried with a patient knock and hung around till the penultimate over before he fell to some excellent glove work from Wade. The Aussie bowlers were simply outstanding today. They more than made up for the batting failure. McKay and Coulter-Nile picked up three each, they had good support from the rest of their mates.
England keep finding ways to lose matches from winning positions. At one stage they were looking good when Root and Morgan had added 64 runs for the fourth wicket. Both men were settled and batted sensibly before poor shot led to the downfall of Morgan. Root also had a lapse in concentration and played a scoop off a slower one. The batting powerplay proved crucial for Australia as they got the two main men and didn't give away too many runs. They also grabbed the crucial chances, the run-out of Bresnan was a big moment in the game.
Every Australian in the ground goes up in unison as soon as Wade takes the catch. Watson is relieved with that wicket as he makes an important contribution in the match. The players congratulate each other on the win.
49.4 Shane Watson to James Tredwell W
out Caught by Wade!! Australia have won the match. This was fuller and just outside off, Tredwell makes room and looks to drive but gets an edge to Wade who takes it gleefully. The umpires check for a possible no-ball but Watto is fine. Tredwell c Wade b Watson 0(4)
10 wickets down for ENG. Out batsman is James Tredwell. It is all over for ENG.
49.3 Shane Watson to Chris Jordan 1
1 run, another length delivery from Watson, Jordan swings and gets it to mid wicket, Clarke has a shy at the bowler's end but misses, but Jordan had made it in
Clarke and Watson have a long discussion regarding the field setting

Match details

Toss : Australia won the toss and elected to bat first

Man of the Series : Aaron Finch

Umpires : Simon Fry (Australia) and Ranmore Martinesz (Sri Lanka)

TV umpire : Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

Match referee : Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Teams

Australia : Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke(c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade(wk), James Faulkner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty.

England : Alastair Cook(c), Ian Bell, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler(wk), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell.

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