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26-Jan-2018 10:34:00 GMT
Aus v Eng, 4th ODI, Adelaide

Head and seamers set up consolation win

Australia 7 for 197 (Head 96, Rashid 3-49) beat England 196 (Woakes 78, Cummins 4-24, Tye 3-33, Hazlewood 3-39) by 3 wickets

Adelaide: Travis Head hit 96 to guide Australia to a three-wicket win in the fourth one-day international as a dramatic early batting collapse cost England.

The tourists fell to 8-5 in swinging conditions, before a superb 78 from Chris Woakes them recover to post 196 all out, Pat Cummins taking 4-24.

Australia wobbled at times in reply, but the recalled Head proved a steady presence after a skittish start.

He fell short of a ton but had done enough to ensure his side edged home.

Eoin Morgan's England team had already secured the five-match series with victory in Sydney and now lead 3-1, with the final ODI in Perth on Sunday.

England effectively lost the game thanks to a woeful start to their innings, falling to 5 for 8 in just the seventh over.

The sixth wicket of Eoin Morgan would have also gone in Australia’s bucket before England reached the double-digit score.

However, there were a few missed chances from Australia’s end that lead to some resistance show from Morgan (33), Moeen Ali (33), Woakes and Tom Curran (35).

Woakes continued his excellent form with the bat in the series, hitting five sixes in the 82 balls he faced before being caught on the boundary off Andrew Tye.

Cummins and Halzewood were off the mark with the new ball.

However, Cummins continued to rattle the England batting line-up throughout the innings with figures of 4 for 24. Hazlewood and Tye shared 6 wickets to end England’s innings within 44.5 overs.

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