Australia v England: fifth one-day international – live!

  • Updates from the final match of the series at Perth Stadium
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5th over: England 44-0 (Roy 37, Bairstow 2) Groundhog over: another single for Bairstow, again to third man, and two more fours for Roy, driven through mid-off and flicked to square leg. Start, who has bowled pretty well, has none for 26 off three overs.

“Tim.” Yes, Andrew Benton. “The once great Moeen has been everything but, down under. His finger problem has clearly precipitated a huge loss of form - but shouldn’t the coaching set up be ready and able to deal with this? Is it curtains for him now? Or does what happens in Australia stay in Australia?” Nice line, but he’s been much more himself in this series, hasn’t he? Consistently economical, and he helped steady the ship on Thursday.

4th over: England 34-0 (Roy 28, Bairstow 1) Bairstow finally gets off the mark with a guide to third man, as if to confirm that he is playing the straight man in this double act. Roy drives through mid-off, where Warner fails to get down, and then through the covers. His 28 has come off 20 balls, Bairstow’s 1 off 5. Shiny new ground, but still a funny old game.

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