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4th ODI (D/N), Adelaide, Jan 26 2018, England tour of Australia and New Zealand
(37/50 ov)197/7
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 78 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
4/24
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

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

Travis Head fell short of a hundred but his efforts helped guide Australia to a first victory since September after Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins had filleted England's top order

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Scores: M Venkat Raghav
Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
England196/10(44.5 overs)
Chris Woakes78 (82)
Tom Curran35 (35)
Australia197/7(37 overs)
Travis Head96 (107)
Adil Rashid3/49(10)
Tom Curran1/10(2)
end of over 3713 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 197/7CRR: 5.32 
Andrew Tye3 (1)
Tim Paine25 (31)
Mark Wood 9-0-58-1
Chris Woakes 7-0-36-1

8.53pm So, that is the end of that. So, the series moves to Perth for the finale ... and the start of a new era with the WACA put to mothballs and 60,000 people anticipated in the city's new purpose-built stadium. Join us there on Sunday for all the fun of the fair.

Mark: "Aus might like to reflect that they have been rescued by Travis Head. Had he got out for 70 instead of staying almost to the end, they would have lost." Quite possibly. But they didn't. Happy 'Straya Day, y'all!

eddie: "Don't understand Morgan's take on their batting here... Bairstow, Hales and Roy all nicked off chasing wide balls just doing a little bit very early in their innings. That doesn't mean there's too much in the pitch, its just juvenile batting." Indeed. I suspect that one will have some legs in the post-match analysis...

Steve Smith "Nice to get over the line, a pretty ordinary [batting] display... It all happened pretty quickly for a moment there, 5 for 8 you'd take any day."

8.59pm Time for some presentations: "We fought really well to get Australia seven-down, but to be five-down after ten overs and no boundaries in the first 15 really shows how much there was in the wicket," says Eoin Morgan, which is an eyebrow-raising take on England's collapse.

"Having broken into the middle order a few times, if we could have reopened a few cracks..."

Pat Cummins is Man of the Match "I think the wicket here has been brilliant for the last couple of years. Josh is about the best bowler in the world in ODIs, lands it on a dime every time with a bit of movement."

8.52pm James: "Given where they were after 6.2 overs (creek and paddle come to mind) England have done pretty well to make a competitive game of this." It goes to show that their competitive spirit is second to none in this format at present. But their headlong stampede to a batting collapse didn't do them much credit. It was rather the same against South Africa at Lord's this summer...

Charles : "Paine relief!" I see what you've done there

36.6
3
Wood to Tye, 3 runs

drilled down the ground and Australia win by three wickets! They made hard work of a game that they basically had in the bag after 6.2 overs, but they've avoided the whitewash

Jack: "Will be a disgusting choke job if Australia manage to lose this. They're a soft team. "

36.5
1
Wood to Paine, 1 run

spanked out to square leg, can't beat the field, but a comfortable single

36.4
4
Wood to Paine, FOUR runs

swivel-pulled through backward square, and suddenly that pressure, on Australia and Paine himself, has evaporated!

36.3
4
Wood to Paine, FOUR runs

short and wide, that will help no end!

36.2
Wood to Paine, no run

a sharp bouncer, and swayed inside the line

36.1
W
Wood to Cummins, 1 run, OUT

full length, clipped down to long-on and there's a huge mix-up! How on earth did that happen? Cummins turned blind for the second, his partner was going nowhere, and rightly so, as the shy came in, Wood gathered and flicked off the bails, and ... well ... jitters! EDIT: There would have been two if Paine had pushed the first one ... he'll know he was at fault

Pat Cummins run out (Curran/Wood) 3 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
end of over 362 runs
AUS: 184/6CRR: 5.11 RRR: 0.92
Pat Cummins2 (8)
Tim Paine16 (27)
Chris Woakes 7-0-36-1
Mark Wood 8-0-45-1

Chris: "How are you commentating on this and judging the comments in the India SA match?" Clairvoyance, obviously

35.6
1
Woakes to Cummins, 1 run

outside off, and tapped through to third man

35.5
Woakes to Cummins, no run

slightly wide outside off, Cummins pokes with flat feet

Nayeem: "4 for 8, and England wins, payback time fellas. " We've been there before in this match

35.4
Woakes to Cummins, no run

short, Cummins sways inside the line

35.3
Woakes to Cummins, no run

punched hard off the back foot, and well grabbed with one hand at backward point

35.2
Woakes to Cummins, no run

opens the face to guide a single into the covers

35.1
1
Woakes to Paine, 1 run

banged in short, a pull off the eyebrows, to backward square

Hello again. Here's Woakes

end of over 352 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 182/6CRR: 5.20 RRR: 1.00
Pat Cummins1 (3)
Tim Paine15 (26)
Mark Wood 8-0-45-1
Chris Woakes 6-0-34-1

This match is almost over, but things are just hotting up in Joburg ... arguably too hot, to judge by some of the comments about the state of the pitch ... Right, here's Miller to finish off the dregs

34.6
Wood to Cummins, no run

short outside off, 138kph/86mph and Cummins drops the hands

Slip back in for Cummins

34.5
1
Wood to Paine, 1 run

round the wicket, dug in short and Paine swivels to send it safely down to fine leg

34.4
1
Wood to Cummins, 1 run

touch short in the channel and Cummins gets this away down to third man for one

34.3
Wood to Cummins, no run

length outside off, 138kph and stabbed towards point

Pat Cummins strolls out. He's got this... Surely?

34.2
W
Wood to Head, OUT

oh no! Head has pulled to mid-on! Four runs short of a deserved century, he's failed to get on top of the bounce and sent a straightforward catch straight to Morgan. Head heads off with his head bowed in disappointment, but he can hold his, er, head high after guiding the chase

Travis Head c Morgan b Wood 96 (107b 15x4 0x6) SR: 89.71
34.1
Wood to Head, no run

back of a length and tapped back down the track

end of over 343 runs
AUS: 180/5CRR: 5.29 RRR: 1.06
Travis Head96 (105)
Tim Paine14 (25)
Chris Woakes 6-0-34-1
Mark Wood 7-0-43-0

Time for drinks, with Head closing in on an accomplished hundred and Australia nearing a consolation win

"Hope Head doesn't get dropped for the last game," chirps Prajwal. "White, imo, has to hit the road." Depends on Finch's fitness, I guess. But White hasn't really been able to grab his chance

33.6
1
Woakes to Head, 1 run

slanted across, slower delivery from Woakes, Head sits in the crease and glides one more to third man

33.5
1
Woakes to Paine, 1 run

banged in, tepid bumper and Paine swivels on a pull for one

Best performances - batters
Travis Head
TM Head AUS
96 runs (107)
15 fours
0 six
Control94%
Productive shot
cover drive
23 runs
5 fours
0 six
0611627101026
Chris Woakes portrait
CR Woakes ENG
78 runs (82)
4 fours
5 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
pull
25 runs
1 four
3 sixes
5217203733
Best performances - bowlers
Pat Cummins portrait
PJ Cummins AUS
O
10
M
2
R
24
W
4
ECO
2.4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Josh Hazlewood
JR Hazlewood AUS
O
10
M
0
R
39
W
3
ECO
3.9
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia and New Zealand
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 3-1
Match numberODI no. 3966
Hours of play (local time)13.50 start, First Session 13.50-17.20 Interval 17.20-18.05, Second Session 18.05-21.35
Match days26 January 2018 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Kumar Dharmasena
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Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire
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Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
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Simon Fry
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
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