x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Australia beat England in one-day series

The home side win the fifth one-day game in Brisbane by 51 runs to claim the seven-match series.

Australia's John Hastings, centre, celebrates with his teammates after getting the wicket of England's Ian Bell.
Australia's John Hastings, centre, celebrates with his teammates after getting the wicket of England's Ian Bell.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA // Michael Clarke made a half century in a timely return to form to lead Australia to a 51-run win over England in the fifth one-day international today and an insurmountable 4-1 lead in the seven-match series.

Clarke came to the crease to a chorus of boos from Australian fans dissatisfied with his batting form and unimpressed with his captaincy but left to general applause after top-scoring with 54 in Australia's total of 249.

Chris Woakes took  six for 45 to become only the second Englishman after his current teammate Paul Collingwood to claim a six-wicket bag in an ODI.

Woakes' career-best performance was then undermined by poor top-order batting which saw England dismissed for 198 in 45.3 overs.