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Live Reporting

Matthew Henry

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  1. Until Sunday...

    That's it from us today on the day England fell short against Australia for the first time in this one-day series. Here are a few links to the key moments of the day.

    • Defeat always looked likely when Jos Buttler was out to a beauty from Josh Hazlewood for a duck, leaving England 8-5. Read more here.
    • Chris Woakes was the only England batsman to post a score of serious note, helping his side to 196, and made a habit of launching the ball into the stands. More here.
    • Australia had a few nervy moments in the chase but opener Travis Head was the stand-out even if he fell just short of a second ODI century. More here.
    • And if you missed it at lunchtime we had a great Q&A with Jimmy Anderson on his achievements, his hair in his younger days and much more. Listen again here.

    Thanks for joining us. See you Sunday.

  2. Post update

    So with the score at 3-1 to England the players now head to Perth for the final game of this one-day series.

    The match on Sunday at 3:20 GMT will be the first international at the new 60,000-seater stadium in Perth.

    Should be a cracker.

    Perth Stadium
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    Travis Head, speaking on BT Sport: "It was fantastic to win. We asked for a full performance - we got that with the ball but lost a few more wickets than we would have liked with the bat. They made us work hard. They are a settled side who have a lot of confidence and they think they can win from any position."

  4. Post update

    Man of the match Pat Cummins after his 4-24: "It has been a tough few games but it was nice here to start well. The wicket here has been brilliant for a few years with pace and bounce. I feel like I can use the bouncer and it swung early."

    On his opening bowling partner Josh Hazlewood who took three wickets: "He is just about the best bowler in the world in ODIs. He lands it on a dime every ball with a bit of movement. You know what you are going to get from him."

  5. Post update

    Steve Smith is happy, kind of, at the presentation after that victory.

    He says the bowlers bowled well but, when asked about Travis Head's performance, he adds: "The rest of us (batsmen) need to take a hard look at ourselves and start scoring some runs."

  6. Post update

    England captain Eoin Morgan: We fought really well with only 190 on the board. Full credit to Australia, they bowled very well and were relentless. It was a tall ask to defend that total but Adil Rashid dragged us back into the game. Unfortunately we needed something extra special which didn't come. We're looking forward to the final game of the series, in front of 60,000 at the new stadium in Perth.

  7. Post update

    England falling to a valiant defeat? How often have we asked for a bit of fight in Test match defeats.

    Eoin Morgan's side have definitely shown that today.

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    Stuart Mitchell: Full credit to England for making that much of a game of it from being 8-5. Not many teams would reach 196 from there and they for a tiny period could even have won, in fact they would have done if not for Travis Head.

  9. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    The key for Travis Head today was his intent. He looked scratchy and wasn't moving his feet well, but any chance he had to throw his hands at the ball he attacked it and capitalised. He'll be happy.

  10. Post update

    Australia's Travis Head, speaking to ABC: "The wicket wasn't too bad once the sun got on it. In the last 18 months, the wicket here has more grass on it so it was quicker than most people expected."

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    England will look at the situation today and realise they could afford to lose one or two wickets, but they should have shut up shop earlier than they did. You can't go on losing wickets. But you can't take away the fact we saw two of the best fast bowlers in the world playing in helpful conditions.

  12. Post update

    It's pretty much exactly seven hours since Jason Roy was dismissed in the first over of the England innings.

    This match was all-but decided about five overs after that.

    I can't imagine many teams anywhere have won from 8-5.

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    Basharit Ali: Given we were 8-5 and ended up only losing by three wickets that's not bad. Well done to the Aussies for getting over the line

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    England fought to the bitter end - well done to Eoin Morgan, I loved the inventive fields he used and it resulted in quite a few wickets at the end.

  15. Post update

    Handshakes all round and no major celebrations from the Aussies.

    England showed fight to get so close after being 8-5. You have to give them credit for that.

    Eoin Morgan's side still lead 3-1 in this series with one match to go.

  16. Australia beat England by three wickets

    They do it with a limp in the end but Australia get over the line.

    Andrew Tye hits the winning runs by driving Mark Wood down the ground.

    The whitewash is avoided by Australia.

  17. Aus 194-7

    Three to win from 79 balls

    Single to Paine.

    Three to win but Wood is going to get one ball at Andrew Tye.

  18. Aus 193-7

    Tim Paine is taking control of this one for Australia.

    A he pulls into the leg side and bisects the fielders on the rope. Another four. Four runs to win.

  19. Aus 189-7

    A glimmer for England?

    Ah. Maybe not.

    Wide from Wood and Tim Paine cuts for four. Eight to win.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Credit to Chris Woakes, who kept things tight in the previous over and created that pressure.

    Chris Woakes