Australia beat England to seal one-day series victory

Australia 249 England 198 (Australia win by 51 runs)

Chris Woakes claimed the best figures by an England bowler on foreign soil but it was not enough as Australia clinched the one-day international series with a comfortable 51-run win in Brisbane.

In just his second game the 21-year-old Woakes proved himself as one of England's brightest talents with six for 45 as Australia were bowled out for 249 in 49.3 overs.



That appeared an achievable target but an aggressive opening spell from Brett Lee, who was at one stage on a hat-trick, and the worrying return of some soft dismissals combined to see England bowled out for 198 and concede the seven-match series at 4-1.



Adding to England's worries was a leg injury to Ajmal Shahzad, while Chris Tremlett was ruled out before the game with a slight side strain, which threatens to further deplete a bowling attack that is already without Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan after they flew home due to injury last week.



For Australia it was their first series win in any format since last March and arrived on a night dedicated to the fundraising support for the flood victims of south-east Queensland.



It also proved an occasion to finally provide some solace for Australia's under-fire stand-in captain Michael Clarke, who top-scored with 54 after being booed to the crease by the Gabba crowd.



England's chase began poorly in the face of Lee's feisty opening spell as they crashed to 22 for three.



Lee (two for 21) had targeted Andrew Strauss with a couple of well-aimed bouncers before he accounted for Matt Prior (14) for the third time in the series.



Prior paid for an unconventional stroke to have his off stump pinned back before Strauss (three) followed him from the first ball of Doug Bollinger's next over, pulling tamely to Steve Smith.



Lee was on a hat-trick when Jonathan Trott, England's centurion in Adelaide on Wednesday, was unlucky to flick his first ball straight to Bollinger at short fine-leg.



New man Bell ducked under a bouncer from the hat-trick ball before combining with Pietersen in a rebuilding mission.



They put on 73 without fuss, with Pietersen particularly impressive, before the 30-year-old meekly surrendered his wicket.



Pietersen miscued a slower short ball from Hastings to prompt a second mini-collapse of three for eight and virtually seal England's fate.



Eoin Morgan (two) needlessly holed out in the deep off Smith soon after and when Bell (36) chopped on off Hastings, England were 103 for six.



The last recognised batsman Paul Collingwood (18) was then caught in the deep from Shane Watson's first ball before the margin of defeat was only reduced by a 53-run stand between last pair James Anderson and Steven Finn, the latter clubbing 35 from 24 balls.



Earlier, Woakes struck in the first over of a spell on three occasions as he returned his impressive figures.



His first wicket came from just his second ball when Watson (16) cut viciously to point where Collingwood held a sharp chance.



Finn, who was handed his one-day international debut, then claimed his first one-day wicket by yorking Haddin (37) before Clarke was booed as he walked to the crease.



The 29-year-old has has become the focus of criticism in Australia following a barren winter with the bat, but seemed to at least win over some of his doubters as he reached 50 for just the second time during England's tour.



Clarke started fluently, taking 17 from his first 13 deliveries, although his scoring rate turned to a trickle, using 39 balls for his next 18 runs as the loss of Shaun Marsh (16) and Cameron White (16) provoked caution.



Clarke bedded in alongside David Hussey in a rebuilding 65-run stand off 95 balls before Woakes returned again to make an immediate impact.



The right-armer this time took one ball to strike when Hussey (34) chopped onto his own stumps before Clarke reached his half-century to earn warm applause from a crowd that had booed him 70 balls previously.



The New South Welshman failed to cash in on their renewed support, however, as he moved along only to 54 before top-edging a pull off Woakes that Strauss easily held running in from cover.



Woakes then completed a five-wicket haul when John Hastings (13) lifted him to Collingwood in the deep before Lee (nought) sliced to deep third man to ensure his record figures.



Scoreboard

Australia Innings

S R Watson c Collingwood b Woakes 16

B J Haddin b Finn 37

S E Marsh c Strauss b Collingwood 16

M J Clarke c Strauss b Woakes 54

C L White c Prior b Woakes 16

D J Hussey b Woakes 34

S P D Smith not out 24

M G Johnson b Anderson 16

J W Hastings c Collingwood b Woakes 13

B Lee c Sub b Woakes 0

D E Bollinger run out 6

Extras b2 lb3 w11 nb1 pens 0 17

Total (49.3 overs) 249

Fall: 1-48 2-72 3-96 4-113 5-178 6-190 7-212 8-233 9-234

Bowling: Anderson 10 1 42 1

Shahzad 8 1 46 0

Finn 10 0 61 1

Woakes 10 0 45 6

Collingwood 10 1 36 1

Trott 1.3 0 14 0

England Innings

A J Strauss c Smith b Bollinger 3

M J Prior b Lee 14

I J L Trott c Bollinger b Lee 0

K P Pietersen c Lee b Hastings 40

I R Bell b Hastings 36

E J G Morgan c Johnson b Smith 2

P D Collingwood c Hastings b Watson 18

C R Woakes c Haddin b Watson 8

A Shahzad c Haddin b Bollinger 9

J M Anderson not out 20

S T Finn b Watson 35

Extras lb2 w5 nb6 pens 0 13

Total (45.3 overs) 198

Fall: 1-20 2-20 3-22 4-95 5-98 6-103 7-128 8-128 9-145

Bowling: Lee 7 0 21 2

Bollinger 9 1 57 2

Johnson 8 1 29 0

Hastings 9 0 35 2

Smith 8 0 29 1

Watson 4.3 1 25 3

Voices
There will be a chance to bid for a rare example of the SAS Diary, collated by a former member of the regiment in the aftermath of World War II but only published – in a limited run of just 5,000 – in 2011
charity appealTime is running out to secure your favourite lot as our auction closes at 2pm today
News
File: James Woods attends the 52nd New York Film Festival at Walter Reade Theater on September 27, 2014
peopleActor was tweeting in wake of NYPD police shooting
Sport
Martin Skrtel heads in the dramatic equaliser
SPORTLiverpool vs Arsenal match report: Bandaged Martin Skrtel heads home in the 97th-minute
News
Billie Whitelaw was best known for her close collaboration with playwright Samuel Beckett, here performing in a Beckett Trilogy at The Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
people'Omen' star was best known for stage work with Samuel Beckett
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'