Australia stun England in Adelaide

Updated: January 26, 2014


Australia handed England another defeat in thrilling fashion when they emerged victors by a mere 5 runs at the Adelaide Oval in the final ODI of the series.

With the series already in the bag after game 3 of 5, the hosts piled on the misery for the tourists who have endured a horrendous summer when they scraped through in a low scoring affair.

The visitors restricted Australia to 217/9, Stokes and Broad the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets apiece and George Bailey weighing in with 56 for the Aussies.

In reply England stuttered throughout their innings only Joe Root showing any form of resistance with 55 however a late flurry of wickets saw the visitors fall short yet again.

Australia 9 for 217 (Bailey 56, Broad 3-31, Stokes 3-43) beat England 212 (Root 55, Coulter-Nile 3-34, McKay 3-37) by five runs