England finally won an international match on their tour of Australia with a 57-run victory in the fourth one-dayer in Perth.
The tourists made 316-8 in their 50 overs and restricted the hosts to 259 in their reply despite a century from Aaron Finch.
The win comes after five consecutive Test defeats and three straight losses in the ODIs.
Ian Bell, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler all scored half-centuries for England.
|England: 316 for 8 (50 overs)|
|Bell||c Faulkner||b Christian||55||95||52|
|Stokes||c Wade||b Faulkner||70||93||84|
|Ballance||c Smith||b Pattinson||18||44||30|
|Morgan||c Christian||b Faulkner||33||66||33|
|Bopara||c Sub||b Coulter-Nile||3||11||10|
|Buttler||c Johnson||b Faulkner||71||53||43|
|Bresnan||c Johnson||b Faulkner||2||12||4|
|Extras||0nb 16w 0b 0lb||16|
Beleaguered captain Alastair Cook also made his highest score of the series, notching 44 off 43 balls before being bowled by Glenn Maxwell in the 13th over.
Fellow opener Bell went nine overs later, caught at fine leg off Dan Christian after making 55 from 52 balls.
Gary Ballance top edged an attempted pull off James Pattinson and departed for 18 before Stokes became the first of James Faulkner's four victims.
However, again batting at three, Stokes was able to make 70 from 84 balls with six boundaries and a six.
Ravi Bopara departed cheaply before Buttler unleashed an assault on the home attack, blasting 71 off 43 balls with six boundaries and four sixes.
He shared a 71-run partnership with Eoin Morgan, who made a run-a-ball 33, before being caught at third man in the final over of the innings.
Australia, who were resting opener David Warner, Shane Watson and captain Michael Clarke, lost wickets at regular intervals in their reply, with Shaun Marsh (15), Matthew Wade (23), George Bailey (11) and Steve Smith (19) departing relatively cheaply.
|Australia: 259 (47.4 overs)|
|S Marsh||c Bell||b Bresnan||15||25||17|
|Finch||c Broad||b Bresnan||108||148||111|
|Wade||c Cook||b Bopara||23||50||42|
|Bailey||c Buttler||b Stokes||11||21||15|
|Smith||c Buttler||b Broad||19||24||16|
|Maxwell||c Buttler||b Stokes||26||39||26|
|Christian||c Ballance||b Broad||23||49||19|
|Faulkner||c Buttler||b Stokes||2||9||11|
|Pattinson||c Buttler||b Bresnan||4||12||9|
|Extras||0nb 9w 0b 4lb||13|
However, opener Finch brought up his second century of the series from 97 balls, and his innings left the hosts needing 128 from the final 15 overs.
Finch became Tim Bresnan's second victim when he was caught at third man after making 108 off 111 balls.
Stokes then picked up three wickets in as many overs. Maxwell went for 26 and Faulkner departed for two, the latter having rescued Australia seven days ago with a sensational innings
Faulkner hit the Durham all-rounder for five sixes in Brisbane last Friday, and Stokes sent him on his way with a few choice words.
Ashes man-of-the-series Mitchell Johnson went for 72 in his 10 overs and made just six with the bat before being clean bowled.
Stuart Broad removed Christian before Buttler took a steepling catch off Bresnan to dismiss Pattinson in the 48th over as England avoided a one-day international whitewash.
The series comes to a conclusion on Sunday in Adelaide.
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