Australia beat England after opening bowlers’ blitz
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Australia has won, but it was closer than it might have been.
It wasn’t a massive total to chase, but the Aussies reeled in England’s 196 with just three wickets in hand.
Travis Head (96 off 107) was the hero.
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Pat Cummins (4-24) and Josh Hazlewood (3-39) tore through England’s top order.
Four visiting batters made ducks as the opening bowlers ran riot early.
England was eventually dismissed for 196.
Michael Hussey said the work of Cummins and Hazlewood vindicated Steve Smith’s decision to bowl first.
“It was high-quality fast bowling,” Hussey said.
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The famous Adelaide Oval plays host to the fourth one-dayer between Australia and England.
England has already claimed the five-match series, having won the first three ODIs.
But Australia won’t be handing over a series whitewash without a fight.
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AUS: Dave Warner, Travis Head, Cameron White, Steve Smith (c), Mitch Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine (wk), Pat Cummins, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, and Josh Hazlewood.
ENG: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, and Mark Wood.