Shaun Tait led Australia to a 42-run win over England in the fifth and final ODI as they reduced the hosts' series-winning margin to 3-2.
Australia captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and decided to bat against England in the fifth and final one-day international at Lord's on Saturday.
Australia will look for more "pace and fire" from fast bowler Shaun Tait when they face England in the fifth and final ODI at Lord's on Saturday.
Andrew Strauss made no attempt to hide his feelings after the team saw the chance to whitewash Australia disappear with a 78-run thumping defeat.
Australia captain Ricky Ponting praised his side's character after they ended a run of three straight one-day defeats by England with a 78-run win.
Michael Clarke's unbeaten 99 helped Australia win the fourth one-day international by 78 runs and reduce England's lead to 3-1 in the five-match series.
Shane Watson says the fact the world champions are 3-0 down in the one-day series against England is unpalatable but unsurprising as far as he is concerned.
Australia quick Doug Bollinger admits being on the wrong end of a 5-0 one-day international series clean sweep by England would be "devastating".
Ricky Ponting fell on the crutch used by many a beaten England captain when he urged his team to play for "pride" as the one-day series against their old rivals was lost.
Andrew Strauss challenged England to whitewash Australia after they won by just one wicket at Old Trafford to go an unbeatable 3-0 up.