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England’s hopes of one-day whitewash fade as top order falls apart in Adelaide

Australia quicks reduced England to eight for five in Adelaide.

England’s top order crumbled in embarrassing fashion as their hopes of a one-day whitewash over Australia hit the rocks in Adelaide.

The tourists, having claimed the series 3-0, came crashing back to earth as Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins exploited a helpful pitch to leave England eight for five on Australia Day.

That included ducks for Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Jos Buttler, but there was a semblance of a fightback lower as England nudged past their record low of 86.

Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali each scrapped their way to 33, while Chris Woakes showed unmatched fluency on his way to 40 not out in a total of 113 for seven after 31 overs.

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