Australia choose to bat against England

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Brisbane, Jan 30 (AFP) Australia won the toss and choseto bat against England in the fifth one-day international atthe Gabba here today.

England must win to keep the seven-match series alive,with Australia leading 3-1.

Both sides made forced changes for the match, which is afundraiser for victims of the recent Queensland floods.

Australia recalled paceman Mitchell Johnson at theexpense of spinner Xavier Doherty, who has a slight backproblem.

England had to leave out paceman Chris Tremlett due to aside strain, allowing fellow quick bowler Steve Finn to makehis ODI debut.

Spinner Michael Yardy was dropped for youngster ChrisWoakes.


Australia - Michael Clarke (capt), Shane Watson, BradHaddin, Cameron White, David Hussey, Shaun Marsh, Steve Smith,John Hastings, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Doug Bollinger.

England - Andrew Strauss (capt), Matt Prior, JonathanTrott, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, EoinMorgan, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Steve Finn, AjmalShahzad.

Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pakistan), Rod Tucker (AUS)

TV Umpire: Marais Erasmus (RSA)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (SRI). AFP SSC

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