Head's 96, Cummins four-for sets up consolation win

England's hopes of a one-day whitewash of Australia tumbled after a top-order collapse saw them dismissed for 196 in the fourth one-day global in Adelaide.

Cummins recovered well from his late-innings mauling by Buttler at Sydney to take for for 24, his best figures in this format.

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Buttler all failed to score.

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

Smith has scored just 86 runs at a strike rate of 78 in three games.

Meanwhile, England captain Morgan admitted that Australia were worthy winners at the Adelaide Oval but praised the fight his team showed in trying to defend an under-par total.

I didn't play enough worldwide one-day cricket to feel that any opposing player was my scalp, but in Test cricket current Australia skipper Steve Smith was my bunny.

Australia vs England, 4th ODI will be played on Friday, January 26, 2018.

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With Curran proceeding to smash a quickfire 35, England managed to reach 196 before being bowled out.

Batsman Glenn Maxwell has been recalled to the Australian squad as cover for Aaron Finch, who was ruled out of Friday's fourth one-day worldwide against England in Adelaide with a hamstring injury.

Australia have lost each of the first three ODIs against England in their ongoing five-match ODI series at home.

England's innings quickly unravelled when Roy, who made 180 in the first match in Melbourne, was dismissed by Hazlewood off the second ball of the match then Hales was bowled by Cummins for three in the fourth over.

The fifth match is on Sunday in Perth. Cummins did, however, concede that the way his side allowed England to fight back after Australia's blistering start with the ball was "not ideal".

AUSTRALIA's hopes of avoiding a one-day series whitewash took a hit on the eve of their Australia Day clash with the hosts rocked by an injury blow. "It was relentless. They deserved to win today", Morgan said.

Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Cameron White, Steve Smith (captain), Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Josh Hazlewood.

"It was a special day to play my first one-day fixture in Adelaide and then to get some runs", Head said. "I guess you have to outline some training sessions for the white ball stuff and work on your variations even while you're playing on a Test tour", he added.

  • Lawrence Cooper