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Australia chase under way after England toppled for 196

Australia on the way to modest target in Adelaide.

England’s hopes of a one-day whitewash were on the verge of being extinguished as Travis Head led Australia’s pursuit of 197 in Adelaide.

The tourists had targeted a clean sweep after going 3-0 up in the series but crumbled to eight for five as Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins ran riot on Australia Day.

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Jos Buttler all made ducks in a calamitous start, but Chris Woakes hit a defiant 78 to lead a partial fightback and 196 all out.

England’s number eight hit five sixes and four boundaries as he put on half-century stands with Moeen Ali (33) and Tom Curran (35).

Australia reached the 15-over mark at 73 for three, with recalled opener Head unbeaten on 48 and racing for the finish line.

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