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All-round Australia avoid whitewash in 4th ODI against England

by Sahir Usman Jan 26, 2018 • 18:04 PM

Adelaide, Jan 26 - Australia put up an all-round show to avoid a whitewash and defeat England by three wickets in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at the Adelaide Oval here on Friday.

The hosts who have already conceded the five match ODI series to England, showed some resistance in the fourth tie to bring the series at 1-3. 

After being asked to bat first, the Australian pacers rekindled memories of the Ashes with a devastating new ball spell to reduce England's hitherto unstoppable batting line-up to 8/5. 

Finding appreciable nip off the seam on a lively surface, the pair nobbled four of England's top six for nought, with Jason Roy the first to go, driving loosely to his second delivery from Hazlewood.

Roy's dismissal provoked a collapse that was less about English over-zealousness than Australian rampancy. Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales and Jos Buttler, with three runs between them, were all blameless victims. 

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