Skipper Michael Clarke to return for final ODI against England

Australia held an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series going into the Perth game and fielded an understrength side which was minus Michael Clarke, keeper Brad Haddin, Shane Watson and David Warner who were all rested.

updated: January 25, 2014 14:37 IST
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Sydney: Australian skipper Michael Clarke will return for the final one-day match against England on Sunday, with coach Darren Lehmann warning the tourists will have gained confidence from their first win against the home team.

After dominating England this summer, winning the Ashes 5-0 and taking the first three one-day internationals, Australia were outplayed in the fourth 50-over game in Perth on Friday -- losing by 57 runs. "We didn't bat very well last night, we certainly didn't bowl well early... outplayed. So we need to bounce back to win," Lehmann said Saturday.

Batting first, England posted a score of 316 with Jos Buttler (71) and Ben Stokes (70) top scoring, while Ian Bell got 55 and captain Alastair Cook contributed 44.

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