Ton up Trott the key in vital win

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Jonathan Trott scored his second one-day international century as England kept alive the seven-match series against Australia with a 21-run win in Adelaide.

Trott made a composed 102 from 126 balls putting on 113 with Matt Prior whose rapid 67 from 58 balls helped erase the memory of his two previous ducks.

Michael Yardy’s quickfire 39 not out from 27 balls helped spur England late on towards their 299-8. Paul Collingwood made 27 during which he became the first England batsman to reach 5,000 ODI runs.

Trott then completed an all-round performance by claiming two wickets, his first in one-day cricket, to help restrict Australia to 278-8, a total they managed thanks to a stand of 77 off the last 10 overs between Steve Smith and Brett Lee.

But, on Australia Day, - once Shane Watson had fallen to Ajmal Shahzad for 64 - they were pegged back by tight bowling and never really looked in the hunt. They now take a 3-1 lead into the fifth match in Brisbane on Sunday,