26 Jan 2014

Some joy at last for England cricketers

4:29 pm on 26 January 2014

A fine all-round display by Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler's late assault with the bat ended England's long losing streak against Australia as the visitors won the fourth one-day cricket international by 57 runs in Perth.

The wicketkeeper batsman Buttler smashed a 43-ball 71 after Stokes hit 70 and England posted 316 for eight wickets in their 50 overs.

The opener Aaron Finch notched up his second century of the series to lead Australia's reply but his 108 off 111 balls was not enough for the hosts.

Stokes returned with the ball to pick up four wickets as Australia, without the rested Michael Clarke, David Warner and Brad Haddin, were dismissed for 259 runs in the 48th over.