Jos Buttler century seals series-clinching ODI win for England over Australia

Cummins will be back in the playing XI after being rested

Cummins will be back in the playing XI after being rested

Buttler found a wily ally in Chris Woakes (53 n o, 36b, 5×4, 2×6) and the duo added 113 runs in 11.5 overs.

Buttler crashed six fours and four sixes in his knock, reaching fifty from 52 balls before going to three figures in just 31 more deliveries as, combined with Woakes - who struck five fours and two maximums - England plundered 102 from the final 10 overs.

Buttler provided England with a major spark towards the end of their innings and proceeded to bring up his hundred off 83 balls, which included six boundaries and four sixes.

Adil Rashid - 6/10 - Rashid capitalised on Australia's struggles against spin the series, picking up the two big wickets of Finch and Marsh. Despite of this, England went on to put up over 300 on the board and then ended up winning the match by 16 runs.

Jos Buttler of England celebrates with team mates after taking the catch to dismiss Steve Smith. "We probably batted better than in the first two games but it wasn't enough".

The skipper was quick to make his way towards the dressing rooms having seen Buttler claim the catch, before halting when he realised the umpires were sending the decision upstairs.

"I don't know what it is, but not many balls were hitting the middle of my bat which was disappointing ..."

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Australia's reply began poorly when Dave Warner and Cameron White both went cheaply but Steve Smith's men were thrown an unexpected lifeline when England paceman Liam Plunkett pulled a hamstring in his second over and was forced off the field, leaving the tourists a bowler short.

Apart from Hales, England's top order made starts but Australia's bowlers were patient and struck regularly just as the batsmen seemed set.

Before play, England batsman Joe Root was presented with his 100th ODI cap from fellow Yorkshireman Sam Burgess, a rugby league player for England and South Sydney.

In truth, the hard work had been done in the previous over by Mark Wood when 30 were required from two.

The Australian, who got out in a controversial manner against England in the 3rd ODI at Sydney asked for changes in the process of on-field umpires' soft signal.

On a slow pitch, similar to that which England failed to fathom during last year's Champions Trophy semi-final loss to Pakistan, Buttler notched a majestic century as his side posted 302-6.

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