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Summary

  1. Australia win with seven wickets and 5.3 overs to spare
  2. Maxwell 39, Short 36*, Lynn 31
  3. England made 137-7 - Buttler 46, Billings 29, Richardson 3-33
  4. Australia top tri-series table; England & NZ without a win

Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    That's it for this live text.

    Timothy Abraham's report of Australia's emphatic victory is building here.

    We'll be back for England's first match of the series against New Zealand on Tuesday, starting at 06:00 GMT.

    Catch you then. Cheers.

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    Australia captain David Warner: "The guys from the Big Bash have been in tremendous form and are playing fearlessly. The pitch had a bit in it if you hit that good length and then our batsmen finished it off clinically

    "I give the bowlers the responsiblity of setting their own fields and bowling to it and they've delivered.

    "D'Arcy Short is a fantastic player and he showed he's got a different gear, playing that anchor role.

    "I love going over to New Zealand and we're looking forward to that challenge."

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    Australia man of the match Kane Richardson, who took 3-33: "An interesting choice for man of the match but I'll take it - it's a reflection of the bowling from everyone.

    "It makes your job a lot easier at the end when the likes of Marcus Stoinis and Ashton Agar keep it tight in the middle overs.

    "It's been good fun - it helps when you're winning but there is a lot of clarity around the team."

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    Russ: After this long winter in Australia I think we can safely say that ODI cricket is the pinnacle of the game...

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    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on Test Match Special

    England brought in Liam Dawson to try and replicate the formation of the side when Moeen Ali is in it but I don't think Dawson has the same effect with bat or ball.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    A good measure of a team is how they field. Australia ran on to the field, were diving around and had a real energy. England looked like they trudged out there and as a unit you sensed there wasn't a spark there.

    Jason Roy
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    Harry Gaspar: The quality of the Big Bash showing through. This T20 series has demonstrated how this format of the game does require different tactics and approach to the others. England might be kings of ODI but have work to do in T20.

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    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on Test Match Special

    England have been poor - they have more than enough depth to compete with Australia in this format.

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    England looked bereft of ideas in the Ashes, then Australia looked out of their depth in the ODIs.

    The roles have reversed again. Australia look a far more accomplished T20 side than England, who are sorely missing the likes of Joe Root, Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes.

    Ben Stokes
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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    England are missing Joe Root. He provides solidity in the middle, allowing the players above him in the order to go hard early on.

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    Jon Dunn: You won't see many more one sided international matches. Embarrassing.

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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    I've not seen such a tentative and nervous performance from England in white-ball cricket for such a long time.

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    Australia bowled and fielded superbly, exploiting what seemed to be a very sluggish MCG pitch to constantly check England's progress.

    Their batsmen then made a mockery of England's paltry 137-7, hitting seven sixes to the tourists' solitary one.

    D'Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch all showed tremendous power and timing, which England totally lacked.

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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    That was brutal from Australia, and Glenn Maxwell in particular.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    England made that pitch look like a minefield and then Australia came in and smashed it around. England need to find a balance and some momentum because they went into their shell with the bat.

  16. Australia win by seven wickets

    Aus 138-3

    And Finch duly does win it with a six, carving it away high over third man.

    That's an absolute drubbing. Australia have won by seven wickets, with 33 balls to spare.

    A third straight victory for Australia also ensures they have already reached the tri-series final.

    England will need to play much, much better in their two remaining games against New Zealand.

    Aaron Finch
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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    I don't think I've seen a bigger hit than that at the MCG. He wound up to hit it like John Daly would with a golf club.

  18. Aus 132-3

    Need six to win

    No.

    Aaron Finch has battered David Willey back down the ground and deep into first tier.

    Just one more hit will do it...

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    Well here is David Willey back into the attack. Can he at least delay the inevitable?

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    This is not going to last much longer when you've got Aaron Finch muscling the ball. I think David Willey has been brought back too late.