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24/01/2014 06:28 GMT | Updated 24/01/2014 06:59 GMT

England Finally Beat Australia In Perth ODI (PICTURES)

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"We're actually going to win this one."

England finally won a competitive cricket match in their disastrous tour of Australia, as they recorded a 57-run victory in the fourth one-day international in Perth.

After Alastair Cook revealed he was "desperate" to remain as captain before play, his side delivered a much-welcomed success which also ensured a record-equalling 10th consecutive loss was avoided.

Australia had inflicted all nine defeats in that run - dating back to last summer and including the Ashes whitewash - and had not lost to England at the WACA Ground in any format since New Year's Day 1987.

England finally beat Australia

Yet despite the odds, England found a way to break a miserable duck stretching back to the first Test - which started on November 21.

Man-of-the-match Ben Stokes led the way with 70 and four wickets for 39 runs on the same ground he hit his maiden century earlier in the tour.