That England were able to post any sort of competitive total was quite remarkable given their horror collapse in the early overs. On Australia Day, it was all the home side as the tourists lost five wickets with just eight runs on the board. Steve Smith had sent them in to bat for the second successive match, this time in humid conditions which favoured seam bowlers.
What a terrible start it was for the tourists... England couldn't recover from their early slump and it was Travis Head who guided Australia to victory in the 4th ODI #AUSvENG Report ? https://t.co/qFGRzsjreD pic.twitter.com/gVGxJeFtLj— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 26, 2018
Opener Jonny Bairstow was caught behind from the bowling of Hazlewood for a duck, and Test captain Joe Root also fell without scoring, caught on the fine leg boundary after top-edging a hook shot from the bowling of Cummins. Jos Buttler, coming off a match-winning century in Sydney, became the fourth batsman dismissed without scoring, caught behind from the bowling of Hazlewood as England collapsed. However, Woakes picked up where he left off in an unbeaten half-century in Sydney, and had good support from the previously out-of-form Ali and number 10 Curran. The final match of the series is in Perth on Sunday, and is a sell-out as it is the opening of the city's new stadium.
Australia have made a good start as they aim for 197 to win the 4th ODI v England. Warner 6* Head 0* ?? Join us live for all the action on @5liveSport extra and online ? https://t.co/4RZPUEtXI9 #AUSvENG #bbccricket pic.twitter.com/tlXgjqEocS— Test Match Special (@bbctms) January 26, 2018