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Australia v England: Jos Buttler century leads tourists to series win

Third ODI, Sydney England 302-6 (50.0 overs): Buttler 100*, Woakes 53* Australia 286-6 (50.0 overs): Finch 62, Stoinis 56, M Marsh 55; Wood 2-46 England won by 16 runs Scorecard England have won their one-day series against Australia with two games to spare after Jos Buttler’s century led the tourists to a 16-run win in Sydney. Buttler played a majestic innings, reaching his ton from the final ball of the innings as England posted 302-6. The tourists were 189-6 on a slow pitch but Buttler and Chris Woakes (53 not…

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England hold nerve to beat Australia in second ODI

Second ODI, Brisbane Australia 270-9 (50.0 overs): Finch 106, Root 2-31 England 274-6 (44.2 overs): Bairstow 60, Hales 57, Root 46*, Starc 4-59 England won by four wickets Scorecard England held their nerve to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day international series with a four-wicket victory over Australia at Brisbane. Set 271 to win after Aaron Finch hit 106, the tourists eased to 119-1 only to be checked by the wickets of Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan. Joe Root and Jos Buttler rebuilt before Mitchell Starc removed…

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Roy hits England ODI record 180 in win over Australia

First ODI, Melbourne Australia 304-8 (50.0 overs): Finch 107, Stoinis 60, M Marsh 50; Plunkett 3-71 England 308-5 (48.5 overs): Roy 180, Root 91* England won by five wickets Scorecard Jason Roy hit the highest one-day international score by an England player with a sublime 180 to help the tourists beat Australia by five wickets in the first ODI at the MCG. Roy surpassed Alex Hales’ previous mark of 171 before the opener was caught late on as England eased to the highest successful run chase at Melbourne. Joe Root…

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Root fit for England's opening ODI against Australia

First ODI Venue: Melbourne Date: 14 January Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website. England batsman Joe Root is fit to play in Sunday’s first one-day international against Australia in Melbourne after recovering from a viral illness. The 27-year-old Test captain, who was taken to hospital with gastroenteritis on the final day of the fifth Test in Sydney, missed Thursday’s warm-up win over a Cricket Australia…

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Ashes: Australia beat England by innings & 123 runs to seal 4-0 series win

Fifth Ashes Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day five of five) England 346 (Root 83) & 180 (Root 58 retired hurt, Cummins 4-39) Australia 649-7 dec (Khawaja 171, S Marsh 156, M Marsh 101) Australia won by an innings and 123 runs; won Ashes 4-0 Scorecard England’s awful Ashes ended with a huge defeat in Sydney as Australia completed a 4-0 series win. The tourists were bowled out for 180 to lose by an innings and 123 runs on the fifth day of the final Test. England captain Joe Root spent…

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Dozens of countries now tax sugary drinks but sweet-toothed Australia isn't interested

This year five countries, including Ireland, the United Kingdom and South Africa, will join 26 nations who have raised the price of sugary drinks in the hope of a healthier population. Meanwhile, Australia – one of the fattest countries in the world – is defiantly refusing to consider a so-called “sugar tax”. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Why bicycle training wheels are ineffective Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 03:50 More Lifestyle Videos Previous slideNext slide From fat to Fitz SMH writer Peter FitzSimons explains the simple changes he made to…

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