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Denly scores 45 but England lose again to Australia

Monday 14th September 2009

Fifth one-day international, Trent Bridge:
Australia 302-6 beat England 299 by four wickets

Despite a personal best of 45 from Kent’s Joe Denly (pictured), England’s poor one-day form continued with a four wicket defeat in the fifth match of the limited overs series against Australia at Trent Bridge.

A century from skipper Ricky Ponting kept the visitors on course for a whitewash. With just two matches to go, they lead the seven game series 5-0. Eoin Morgan (58 off 41 balls) and Denly (45 off 68) were the chief run scorers as England posted a challenging score of 299.

They then restricted Australia to 76-2, at one stage, as Tim Bresnan picked up the wickets of both openers. But, on a good Nottingham wicket, Ponting hit 126 from 109 balls and Michael Clarke 52 in a stand of 133.

Some late wickets gave England brief hope but Australia held their nerve to win by four wickets with 10 balls remaining.

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