Josh Hazlewood 0(3); | (3);
Tom Curran* 9.2-0-35-5; | Jake Ball 10-0-58-0
Welcome back for the run chase. Given that we don't know what's a par score on this fresh pitch, safe to say that it's 50-50 because England do have runs on the board while Australia have the momentum, having pulled things back brilliantly. Two slips in place
14:58 Local Time, 06:58 GMT, 12:28 IST: What a spell from Andrew Tye at the death (not a bad day for it), completely derailing England's push for a score over 275. Rather, they've been bowled out 14 balls shy of the 50-over mark. That could be huge. Those knuckle balls worked like a dream as not only the lower-order, but even someone like Root failed to get stuck into it. There were contributions from everyone at the top, but the thing which will disappoint England was that no one kicked on. The pitch had good pace and bounce up front, although it has given a hint of being slightly two-paced. As Tye said, it's difficult to predict its nature with this being the first match to be played here. We'll find out more when Australia come out. Join us shortly.
"It's sensational, can't have asked for anything better," says Tye. "Was a bit worried after my first two, but now that I've got a couple, I was relaxed. Today was awesome. Firstly the stadium is elite. One of the best in the world. First time we've played here, not sure if it's par or above or below. Will be a bit watchful. Certainly looking forward to play more here."
Andrew Tye to J Ball, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Jake Ball, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Andrew Tye to Root, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mitchell Starc [8.0-0-53-1] is back into the attack
Tom Curran, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Andrew Tye to Willey, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
David Willey, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Andrew Tye to Adil Rashid, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!
Andrew Tye [7.0-0-34-2] is back into the attack
Josh Hazlewood [7.0-0-40-0] is back into the attack
Adil Rashid, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Zampa to Moeen Ali, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mitchell Starc [6.0-0-40-1] is back into the attack
Starc from round the wicket
Moeen Ali, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Andrew Tye to Buttler, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Adam Zampa [5.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack
Andrew Tye [4.0-0-15-1] is back into the attack
Drinks are on the field now!
Good comeback by Australia. They have struck at regular intervals and got that run rate below 6. At a point of time, England were going along at a healty run rate of 6-plus
Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mitchell Marsh to Eoin Morgan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Josh Hazlewood [4.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack
Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Mitchell Marsh to Hales, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Adam Zampa [3.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
Mitchell Marsh [2.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack
Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Starc to Bairstow, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Can Mitchell Starc strike and break this stand? Got a wicket earlier, but that was off a no-ball.
Mitchell Starc [3.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack
Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Time for a drink! Superb start from England and they look primed for a big total here unless the Aussies can peg them back with regular wickets. The pitch looks fine for strokeplay although the pacers do have a wee bit in it to keep them interested.
Alex Hales, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Andrew Tye to Roy, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Adam Zampa, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Done with the first Powerplay and it's been a cracking start for England. There has been slight help for the pacers with the track also having good pace and bounce but it also given full value to the shots. Australia might rue that Starc no ball which handed Roy a reprieve. Time for spin
Andrew Tye, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Mitchell Marsh, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
Rollicking start for England and that's forced a change. The local lad is on
Square leg drops back, third man comes into the ring
Josh Hazlewood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Roy and Bairstow are at the crease. Roy is on strike. Starc will open the attack
Out come the players and umpires into the middle. A good sunny day here in Perth and a packed crowd here who are adding to the atmosphere. This new Optus Stadium looks slick. Nobody is sure how the pitch is going to behave though, which is why Smith opted to field perhaps. Two slips in place
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Tom Curran, Jake Ball
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith(c), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine(w), Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Australia have won the toss and have opted to field
There's news that Pat Cummins has been ruled out due to a tight hamstring. Jhye Richardson, who impressed in Adelaide, could be the possible replacement.
Australia redeemed some pride in Adelaide, pulling one back after the series was already gone. However, it didn't come without yet another batting scare. Steve Smith's tone at the end of the game said it all. The skipper was frustrated at the constant stutterings his batsmen have had to endure. He himself has had a rough time out there, after scoring runs in buckets during the Ashes. It's just this one last game before he gets a well deserved break, so look forward to a big effort here.
10.30 local: The series might be over, but this is probably greater than that. How could it not be when around 55000 people mark their presence for the international debut of this new venue in Perth, stood across the river from the WACA. It's a new era for cricket in Perth, in this modern classic venue that is supposed to be a spectator's friend. There's nothing Australia would want more than to start well here. Hello and welcome to the fifth and final ODI.
Preview by Tristan Lavalette: History will be made on Sunday (January 28) in a new chapter for Perth's derided sports scene. After years of planning and construction, the much-anticipated (AUD) $1 billion Perth Stadium will be unveiled in the fifth and final One Day International (ODI) between Australia and England.It has been an emotional summer for Perth cricket connoisseurs with the WACA farewelling the Ashes last month followed by the Big Bash League. The overwhelming nostalgia for the East Perth warhorse is likely to be forgotten when the spectacular 55,000-seat Perth Stadium, marked by all the modern creature comforts for spectators, officially opens.As testament to the swirl of anticipation, the match is a sell-out and set to smash the record for most attended sports event in Perth. It ensures the ODI series - which has struggled to create much interest nationwide amid an apparent post-Ashes fatigue - finishes with a bang despite being a dead rubber after England won the opening three matches.Australia regained some lost pride on their national day in Adelaide to ensure there would be no humiliating whitewash but a wobbly batting effort soured a brilliant bowling effort. The WC holders have struggled to find the right combinations and veteran batsman Cameron White - a shock selection for the series - is likely to be dropped, perhaps permanently, after failing to make the most of his opportunities at No.3.Glenn Maxwell, the mercurial allrounder, is set to make a comeback after a turbulent summer and replace White at No.3 as Australia aims to replicate England's successful formula and pack the top three with firepower.Game four star Travis Head will remain at the top of the order but will be eyeing the vacant No.3 slot with Finch unlikely to be moved out of the opener's position when he eventually returns. Much of Australia's shaky batting this series has been due to the jarring performances of superstars Steve Smith and David Warner, who are both perhaps feeling the pinch after a gruelling summer.The fifth ODI represents the final hit out in the Australian summer for Smith before he enjoys a welcome breather but there will be no break for Warner who takes the captaincy reins for the upcoming Twenty20 tri series also involving New Zealand. Smith and Warner will be aiming to belatedly make an impact to ensure Australia earns another consolation victory and the more flattering score line defeat of 3-2.Conversely, England will be determined to ensure they rebound from a jaw-dropping top-order meltdown in game four. Perhaps lethargic after having wrapped up the series, England lurched at an embarrassing 8 for 5 but showcased their newfound confidence to only narrowly lose by three wickets.Previously, England would have imploded and meekly surrendered but this ODI team has far more gravitas and backbone. They fought until the very end and almost pinched a miraculous comeback victory.A victory amid a cauldron atmosphere at Perth Stadium would nicely cap off a resounding 4-1 series win for this burgeoning England outfit.What to expect: Perfect conditions are forecast in Perth with temperatures set to hit 30 degrees. The drop-in wicket is an unknown with concern rearing after a sluggish pitch blighted a Perth Scorchers practice match last month. However, there is optimism of a more conducive wicket for the showpiece opening of the ground.Team NewsAustraliaAustralia will be without Finch once again with Maxwell set to be recalled at the expense of White. Maxwell is likely to bat at No.3 with Head to be retained at the top of the order. Spearhead Mitchell Starc should return from a breather with legspinner Adam Zampa likely to miss out.Probable Australia XI: David Warner, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith (c), Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Andrew Tye, Josh HazlewoodEnglandDespite losing in Adelaide, England are unlikely to make any changes.Probable England XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Mark WoodDid you know?Australia's victory in Adelaide was just their second of their last 12 matches. Conversely, England had lost only 2 of 19 previously.In overs 11 to 40 in ODI cricket, England are the only team scoring at more than a run a ball since the 2015 WC.Sunday's ODI is set to become the most attended sports event in Perth. The current record is 52,781 for an Australian Rules football match at Subiaco Oval in 1979.What they said:"The wicket looks pretty good. It feels quite hard at the moment. And the stadium is magnificent. When it is packed it's going to be an incredible atmosphere," - Steve Smith, the Australian captain, commenting on the new Perth Stadium."We don't want to lose our positive mindset but it's a balancing act. We still want to take the game forward. I'd rather probably be 40 for two than 20 for none. We just need to get better at playing that way," Eoin Morgan, the England captain, on his team's batting.
Australia (From): David Warner, Travis Head, Cameron White, Steven Smith(c), Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine(w), Pat Cummins, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc
England (From): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Mark Wood, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, David Willey
So it's an aggregate of 5-4, not quite the 5-4 the Barmy Army were looking for, but it's great to see them being rewarded for their show of loyalty throughout the summer. England clearly the better ODI outfit, and to hear Morgan say that they're winning while learning, that's quite an intimidating statement from this bunch. There's a first of a kind tri-nation T20I series to follow this one, beginning in February. Should be exciting. That's it for now. I've been Sagar Chawla, you can find me @SagarChawla90. On behalf of Hariprasad (@iamharry_88), Nikhil Jadhav (@IamNicck) and our scorer Sreenivas, it's a goodbye!
Morgan, winning captain: Really special. Actually thought we played particularly poorly for a lot of the game. When we got on top, we did our best to make inroads. The fight and character in the side was there in the series. Suppose when the ball started to reverse. Feedback we got from practice games was that the ball chews up along the sides. Tried to get that going as early as possible. To see Curran bowl a spell like that, for such a young guy, it's a great sign. To be honest we're spoilt for choice at the moment. Guys are fighting for positions left, right and centre. We're trying to make the most out of this bunch. To win while we're learning is pretty special. Huge thank you to the supporters, they've been absolutely magnificent. Lot of our inspiration has come from them. Been very special for us in that regard.
Smith, losing captain: We thought we pulled it back pretty well. Didn't start as well as we would have liked today. Been a trend in the series. Again we lost wickets in clumps. Can't be doing that. He bowled pretty well on this wicket, bowled his changeups (Tye). But the batting wasn't good enough. These collapses are happening way too often. The crowd was spectacular. Pitch played pretty well, lightning outfield. Unfortunately haven't been able to contribute as much as I'd have liked to in this ODI series. Thoroughly outplayed by a quality England team.
Root, MoS: Thoroughly enjoyed these one-day games. Shows the character within the group as well as the talent. We've been together for a while now, same set of guys. You get a fairly good idea of your role in the side. Been great. We knew on this wicket, it was important to keep taking wickets. We weren't probably at our best especially on the field. Important to come back strong for New Zealand.
Curran, MoM: Watching the boys play, the one-day cricket we've been playing has been a pleasure to watch. There's a great feeling around this one-day side. Great bunch of boys. To come play the first ODI in this unbelievable stadium in front of the Barmy Army, just unbelievable. Very special.
The Barmy Army rejoice in their tunes before they're greeted by the England players who are ever so grateful for their support. Tom Curran is there somewhere, lost amid the England players after putting in a performance to remember. What a spell of fierce reverse-swing bowling it was to turn the game England's way. Stoinis and Maxwell appeared to have it covered for Australia at 189/4. But it was a full toss which opened things up, getting rid of Stoinis for 87. It set the stage for the Tom Curran show as the hosts lost their last 6 wickets for 58. Let's hear from the man of the moment.
19:22 Local Time, 11:22 GMT, 16:52 IST: My word, what a thriller we've had to kick things off at this modern marvel of a stadium in Perth. Alex Hales, where is he? He's probably the most relieved person on the field right now after he dropped Paine early on. Should never have come down to this. But aren't we grateful that it did?
Tom Curran to Paine, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Morgan has one over of Curran left. One precious over. He'll back him to do the job. It's his reverse-swing versus Paine's bravado. Ring the bell.
Josh Hazlewood, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Tom Curran to Zampa, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Walks down to have a word with Zampa. Watch out for those toe-crushers.
Tom Curran [8.0-0-34-3] is back into the attack
What a finish this is turning out to be. 25 off 24 now, with two wickets left. Anybody's game
Ball is back
Mid-on, mid-off up
Root vigorously rotating his right-arm. He could be the one called upon for the job
Oooh, this is getting tight for England. They should have had it in the bag by now, but a couple of slip-ups in the field have got Australia right back. Well hang on a minute, Ball has just slumped to the ground. He's feeling sick by the looks of it. The physio is there looking after him, offering the necessary refreshments to overcome this heat. He's going off now, with two overs still in his quota. England would hope that they get rid of Paine quickly.
Jake Ball [7.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack
David Willey [7.0-1-32-0] is back into the attack
Adam Zampa, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Moeen Ali to Andrew Tye, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Moeen Ali [7.0-0-45-2] is back into the attack
Andrew Tye, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Tom Curran to Starc, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mitchell Starc, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Tom Curran to Maxwell, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Tom Curran [5.0-0-23-1] is back into the attack
Tim Paine, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Adil Rashid to Stoinis, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Adil Rashid [7.0-0-40-0] is back into the attack
David Willey is back on. Can he break this stand? These two are running away with the game, else...
Australia need 99 more from hereon. 21 overs and 6 wickets to go! Hosts are clearly the favorites to win this, unless England get a couple of wickets
Australia require 125 more off the remaining 25 overs. Need to score them just at 5 an over
Jake Ball [4.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Moeen Ali to Mitchell Marsh, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!
Mitchell Marsh, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Moeen Ali to Smith, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!
Moeen Ali [1.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack
Hang on... there's a streaker on the field! He's running all over the place... The groud security have taken him off the field. KP finds that funny and we can listen to his giggle on air. That streaker is going to be in trouble, reckons Slater. Funny scenes, all around! Anyways, let's get back to cricket
Time for a drink!
Huge appeal for stumping. Sharp work from Buttler and it's being referred upstairs. Fair delivery and Smith's back foot was firmly grounded. Should be not out
Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease
J Ball to Stoinis, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!
Jake Ball, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Good first Powerplay for the Aussies. They have started on the right note, despite losing Warner early. Stoinis looks in terrific touch. England need wickets to stay in this or else it could get over in a hurry
That six from Stoinis measured 119 meters! Wow!
Moeen Ali, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Tom Curran to Warner, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Tom Curran, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
Warner and Head are at the crease. Warner is on strike. Willey will open the attack