Result: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes take England past 300 in fourth one-day international

Result: Buttler, Stokes take England past 300
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England post a score of 316-8 during the fourth one-day international with Australia in Perth.

Australia have been given a target of 317 to chase by England in the fourth one-day international in Perth.

After losing the toss, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell put on 87 for the first wicket before the England captain was dismissed for 44 by Glenn Maxwell.

Bell recorded a run-a-ball fifty before succumbing to Daniel Christian, but Ben Stokes remained at the crease to put on a valuable partnership with Gary Ballance.

The pair put on 52 before Ballance lost his wicket, and Stokes soon followed for 70 as England slipped to 216-5 with 10 overs remaining.

However, an explosive innings of 71 from 43 balls from Jos Buttler, which included four sixes, helped England reach 316-8 off their 50 overs.

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Mitchell Johnson of Australia bowls out Kevin Pietersen of England during day two of the Fourth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 27, 2013
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