27 Jan 2011

Trott ensures England keep ODI series alive

6:18 am on 27 January 2011

The English cricketers have beaten Australia by 21 runs at the Adelaide Oval to keep the one-day international series alive.

Jonathan Trott was the hero for the tourists, scoring a century and taking his first wicket in the 50-over game.

Trott made 102 of England's impressive 299 for eight, then capped his night when he had David Hussey caught by Ian Bell for 28 in the 35th over just as the home side looked set for a late push for a series-clinching win on Australia Day.

Australia, who finished on 278 for seven, had won the first three of the seven-match series, which both sides are using to finalise their preparations for the World Cup.