AUSTRALIA WIN BY 19 RUNS!
50th over: England 276-9 (Billings ct Warner b Marsh 118) Mitchell Marsh completes a fine victory for Australia, who were in trouble at 123 for five but dominated the game thereafter. The margin of victory would have much more emphatic but for a memorable maiden century from Sam Billings, who was caught for a brilliant 118 off the final ball of the match. Thanks for your company, goodnight!
49th over: England 267-8 (Billings 113, Archer 6) Billings pulls Cummins for four to reach his first century in international cricket! His celebration is very modest, because England are going to lose the game, but his teammates are thrilled for him. Eoin Morgan in particular has an almost exaggerated grin on his face. Itâ€™s been a hugely impressive innings: 101 balls, 11 fours, two sixes.
Make that 13 fours. He hits Cummins for consecutive fours, a thumping pull on the run followed by a ramp from well outside off stump. England need 28 from the last over.
48th over: England 252-8 (Billings 98, Archer 6) The main focus now is whether Billings can score his first century for England. A bouncer from Starc hits him on the helmet and knocks some of the neck protection off, so thereâ€™s a break in play while Billings changed his helmet. A single off the last ball takes Billings to 98.
47th over: England 246-8 (Billings 96, Archer 3) A brilliant over from Cummins – only three runs from it. England need 49 from 18 balls. Not even Ben Stokes could win from here.
46th over: England 243-8 (Billings 95, Archer 1) Billings walks across to ramp Starcâ€™s attempted yorker for four, another high-class stroke. But England can only take six from the over in total; they need 52 from 24 balls. No.
45th over: England 237-8 (Billings 90, Archer 0) After a difficult start, especially against Zampa, Billings has played ever so well. It wonâ€™t be enough for an England win, but it might bring him a maiden ODI century: he has 90 from 90 balls.
WICKET! England 234-8 (Rashid c Maxwell b Cummins 5)
Rashid blasts Cummins miles in the air towards cover, where Maxwell steadies himself to take his third catch of the innings. Heâ€™s had a terrific day.
44th over: England 229-7 (Billings 87, Rashid 1) Billings reverse sweeps Zampa over short third man for another boundary; heâ€™s played that shot superbly in the last 10 minutes. Zampa ends with fine figures: 10-0-55-4.
WICKET! England 223-7 (Woakes c Maxwell b Zampa 10)
And gone. Zampa gets his fourth wicket, with Woakes holing out to long-off. Australia have just been a bit too good for England.
43rd over: England 221-6 (Billings 81, Woakes 9) Billings hasnâ€™t given this up. He scrunches Starcâ€™s yorker down the ground for four and then gets a big slice of luck when a top-edged pull lands between two fielders. England need 74 from 42 balls.
42nd over: England 213-6 (Billings 75, Woakes 8) Billings reverse-sweeps Zampa superbly for four – and then does it again two balls later. Thatâ€™s terrific batting. This is now his highest ODI score.
41st over: England 203-6 (Billings 66, Woakes 7) England donâ€™t think this is a lost cause. Mitchell Marshâ€™s fourth over has just gone for 13. Woakes drove over extra cover for four and Billings dragged over midwicket for six, but Marsh pulled it back by conceding only two from the last three deliveries.
40th over: England 190-6 (Billings 58, Woakes 2) England need 105 from the last 10 overs. With that, good luck.
39th over: England 182-6 (Billings 52, Woakes 0) Hazlewood ends a superb day-nightâ€™s work with figures of 10-3-26-3. His masterful new-ball spell left England with too much to do.
WICKET! England 182-6 (Ali c Labuschagne b Hazlewood 6)
Moeen Ali drives Hazlewood straight to short extra cover, where Labuschagne leaps to take a good two-handed catch. Hazlewood has his third wicket, and Australia are on course for a big victory.
38th over: England 181-5 (Billings 51, Ali 5) Maxwell replaces Zampa and has a strong LBW against Moeen turned down by Richard Kettleborough. If it was pad first – and I think it was – then it was close. Replays show it was umpireâ€™s call, so it wouldnâ€™t have been overturned efven if Australia had reviewed. Moeen then gets away with a sliced drive that falls short of the cover sweeper Stoinis. England are running out of time: they need 115 from 12 overs.
37th over: England 177-5 (Billings 50, Ali 3) Josh Hazlewood replaces Mitchell Starc, who still has three overs remaining (groin permitting). Billings gloves a short ball round the corner to reach a calm fifty from 66 balls.
36th over: England 174-5 (Billings 49, Ali 1) Bairstow made 84 from 107 balls. It was an innings of two halves: 33 from 71 balls, then 53 from 36. Zampa almost gets his second wicket of the over when Billings cuts the ball onto the leg of the keeper Carey and away for a single.
WICKET! England 170-5 (Bairstow c Hazlewood b Zampa 84)
Bairstow has gone! He launched Zampa towards long-on, where Hazlewood ran round the boundary to take a superb diving catch. That should be a matchwinning wicket.
35th over: England 169-4 (Bairstow 84, Billings 45) A glorious shot from Billings, who drives Starcâ€™s attempted yorker whence it came for four. Bairstow then pulls mightily over square leg for six to move within 16 of a century. Itâ€™s been an innings of extraordinary defiance, because he barely middled a thing for the first 24 overs.
Thereâ€™s a break in play while Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood look for the ball in the stands. Starc is also struggling with his groin, which could be very significant giving his peerless death-bowling ability. England need 126 from 90 balls.
34th over: England 158-4 (Bairstow 78, Billings 40) Adam Zampa, who has four overs remaining, also comes back into the attack. Bairstow sweeps his first ball brusquely for four and then drives a single to bring up a resilient, resourceful hundred partnership from 106 balls.
33rd over: England 152-4 (Bairstow 73, Billings 39) Mitchell Starc returns in an attempt to end this irksome partnership. He doesnâ€™t manage that, at least not yet, but he does restrict England to just a single. The required rate thus moves up to 8.41 per over.
32nd over: England 151-4 (Bairstow 72, Billings 39) A pretty tight over from Stoinis; six from it, all in ones and twos.
31st over: England 145-4 (Bairstow 71, Billings 34) Cummins to Billings, who drags a pull stroke through midwicket for four. Time for drinks.
30th over: England 140-4 (Bairstow 71, Billings 29) Another bowling change: Maxwell off after one over, Stoinis on. He starts with a front-foot no-ball, which means a free hit. Bairstowâ€™s heave is dropped by Labuschagne, which allows England to steal a second run.
Bairstow is then beaten by consecutive, legitimate deliveries from Stoinis before ending the over with a superbly timed cut for four. I donâ€™t know how or why, but Bairstow is still at the crease and while thatâ€™s the case England have an outside chance. They need 155 from 120 balls.
29th over: England 131-4 (Bairstow 64, Billings 28) Oof. Bairstow clouts Cummins over midwicket for a big six, his third in the last five overs. An affronted Cummins ends the over with a stunning delivery that beats Billings.
28th over: England 122-4 (Bairstow 57, Billings 27) The offspinner Glenn Maxwell replaces Mitchell Marsh and goes round the wicket straight away. England settle for low-risk milking in his first over: five singles, a two and a bonus wide. England need 174 from 132 balls.
27th over: England 114-4 (Bairstow 52, Billings 25) Pat Cummins returns to the attack – and disappears for 15. Billings drives confidently over extra cover for his first boundary, and then top-edges consecutive pull strokes for four and six.
â€œNot sure if weâ€™re allowed to be optimistic on the OBO,â€ says Ben Mimmack, â€œbut if England win it from here, this will be an amazing two hours or so of entertainment.â€
And weâ€™ll see one of the great ODI innings.
26th over: England 99-4 (Bairstow 51, Billings 11) Bairstow works Marsh off the pads for two to reach a laborious half-century. Heâ€™s been in abysmal touch almost throughout, yet has fought like a beast to keep England in the match. And he might have willed his way back into form. His first 25 runs took 60 balls, the second 25 just 18.
Billings then survives another big LBW shout from Marsh. It didnâ€™t have much going for it: he was on the walk, probably outside the line, and it looked high.
25th over: England 96-4 (Bairstow 48, Billings 11) A long hop from Zampa is walloped over midwicket for six by Bairstow, who was been waiting all night to sweet-spot something like that. Bairstow misses a mighty slog sweep at the next delivery and is almost bowled, then drives sweetly over wide long-on for six more. Great stuff, and an excellent over for England: 15 from it.
24th over: England 81-4 (Bairstow 33, Billings 11) Six from Marshâ€™s over.
23rd over: England 75-4 (Bairstow 29, Billings 9) Billings survives another big LBW appeal after missing a sweep at Zampa. It looked just outside the line and Aaron Finch decides not to risk Australiaâ€™s final review. England are in all sorts of trouble here.
22nd over: England 70-4 (Bairstow 29, Billings 4) Mitchell Marsh comes on to replace his brother Starc. Billings, like most of the England batsmen, is really struggling to pierce the infield. He can only take a leg-bye off the last ball of Marshâ€™s over, which means he has 4 from 20 balls. The required rate is more than eight an over.
21st over: England 69-4 (Bairstow 29, Billings 4) A superb over from Zampa to Billings, who doesnâ€™t know which way itâ€™s spinning. Australia are all over England like a cheap cliche. Itâ€™s been a merciless performance in the field, very similar to their demolition job at Lordâ€™s during last yearâ€™s World Cup.
Billings is not out! He didnâ€™t need umpireâ€™s call; ball-tracking showed it was just clearing leg stump. Thatâ€™s fine umpiring from David Millns because it was a seductive appeal.
Australia review for LBW against Billings! It was a delicious googly from Zampa, and this looks close. Height should save Billings though, especially as he has umpireâ€™s call in his favour.
20th over: England 68-4 (Bairstow 29, Billings 3) The tougher the challenge, the greater the opportunity, and a matchwinning century tonight would change Sam Billingsâ€™ life. He is taking his time to get his eye in, with 3 from 8 balls. Bairstow continues to struggle on, clouting a pull towards cow corner for two. He has 29 from 67 balls.
19th over: England 63-4 (Bairstow 26, Billings 1) Iâ€™ve just watched the Labuschagne catch again and it looks clean to me. His hand skidded along the floor but he twisted it so that the ball wasnâ€™t touching the ground. That said, my eye prescription gets worse by the year, so for all I know he could have started scrubbing the turf with it.
Bairstow survives a big LBW shout after missing a sweep at Zampa. Outside the line. Bairstow. bless him, is in woeful nick but is fighting so hard. Possibly too hard. Heâ€™s called for a different bat grip in the hope it will make a difference.
18th over: England 61-4 (Bairstow 25, Billings 0) Lovely, aggressive captaincy from Aaron Finch, who brings back Mitchell Starc with a view to taking the wicket(s) that would finish England off. Since they slipped to 123 for five halfway through their innings, Australia have been spectacularly good.
â€œNobody on the telly has noticed, but Labuschagne dropped that catch off Buttler,â€ says Nail Ashby. â€œIt rolled along the floor before he threw it up, me thinks.â€
Really? It escaped me as well if so. Iâ€™ll have a look next time they show a replay.
17th over: England 58-4 (Bairstow 22, Billings 0) Billings survives a huuuuuuge shout for LBW from Zampa. Iâ€™m pretty sure there was an inside edge; Adam Finch decides not to review. Edit: there was a big inside edge.
â€œI am no longer looking forward to seeing how the innings pans out,â€ says Matt Dony.
WICKET! England 57-4 (Buttler c Labuschagne b Zampa 1)
Game over! Zampa has picked up the huge wicket of Jos Buttler. He sliced a lofted drive towards long off, and at first it looked like Labuschagne had misjudged it. But he hurtled towards the ball and dived forward to take an outstanding low catch.
16th over: England 57-3 (Bairstow 21, Buttler 1) Hazlewood continues, despite taking some punishment in his previous over, and beats Bairstow on the inside for the third or fourth time tonight.
â€œI really hope JB gets a ton,â€ says Austin Baird. â€œIt will surely underline what a fantastic player he is even though not everything goes how you want it.â€
Yes, thatâ€™s a nice little subgenre â€“ the one-day century that starts with the batsman in poor nick. It takes a lot of mental strength. Mike Atherton scored a great hundred against West Indies in 1995 having been, I think, 0 from 26 balls. At the start he couldnâ€™t middle a thing; by the end he was driving Ian Bishop over extra cover for six.
15th over: England 55-3 (Bairstow 20, Buttler 0) The new batsman is the in-form Jos Buttler.
WICKET! England 55-3 (Morgan c Maxwell b Zampa 23)
Adam Zampa strikes in his first over! Thatâ€™s a huge moment because Morgan was looking so dangerous. He pulled Zampa firmly towards midwicket, where Maxwell took a smart catch.
14th over: England 48-2 (Bairstow 19, Morgan 23) After conceding five runs from his first six overs, Hazlewoodâ€™s seventh disappears for 14. It starts when Bairstow finally gets hold of an attacking shot, slapping a short ball through backward point for four. Then Morgan, on the charge, blasts a thrilling six over wide long off. This is an admirable counter-attack, 23 from 16 balls. The other England batsmen have scored 23 from 68 between them.