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England bat first in third ODI against Australia

Steve Smith won the toss and inserted the tourists.

England were asked to bat first in the third one-day international against Australia, with the series on the line at the SCG.

Victory for the tourists would secure an unassailable 3-0 lead after wins in Melbourne and Brisbane.

England were unchanged but Australia made four changes – Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa and Tim Paine in for Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Travis Head and Alex Carey.

England had a special guest on hand to award Joe Root his 100th cap, with rugby league star Sam Burgess making the presentation.

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